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Chatham House: We Will Dismantle Inefficiency And Eliminate Transactional Policies – Peter Obi

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By Gloria Ikibah

The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, yesterday said Nigeria’s Presidency with him and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, would dismantle inefficiency and eliminate transactional policies that breed corruption in government.

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He once more appealed to Nigerians to give him the opportunity to set the country on the path of progress and unity.

The former Anambra State Governor, who spoke at Chatham House in the United Kingdom, also hinted on how he would address the high level of poverty in country, especially northern part of the country where it is more prevalent.

Fielding questions from Nigerians at the session, Obi said equity, justice and fairness would solve the problem of agitations in the country, noting that his administration would prioritise securing Nigeria by first engaging all aggrieved groups in the country for talks.

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He noted that improving security, agriculture and education would be some of his top targets for the region.

He said: “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. I am asking you to give us an opportunity to have a better Nigeria.”

The LP presidential candidate also vowed to increase Nigeria’s electricity generation and distribution capacity by declaring war on the power sector if elected president next month.
He said: “We are going to turn around the power sector. Nigeria today generates about 5,000 megawatts for 200 million people and South Africa, the second biggest in terms of economy on the continent, 60 million people, generates over 40,000 megawatts, yet, they have declared an emergency in the power sector.

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“If a country with 60 million population generating over 40,000MW is declaring emergency on power, what do you think somebody with 200 million people generating between 5,000MW and 6,000MW will do? I am going to declare war on power and I will solve it. Anybody who stands on the way, so be it.”

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Oyo Gov suspends campaign as protests rock Ibadan over new naira notes, fuel crisis

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Kayode Sanni Arewa

Protest in Ibadan over fuel, Naira scarcity
Some aggrieved residents of Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Friday trooped to major roads protesting over the hardship imposed on them by the new naira notes and persistent fuel scarcity.

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The protesters, in their hundreds, blocked the Iwo Road Interchange, frontage of the State Secretariat at Agodi and other major roads in the city.

At the state secretariat, the fierce looking youths forcefully opened the gate and moved into the complex, heading straight to the Governor’s office situated within the complex.

At Iwo Road Interchange, suspected hoodlums have hijacked the protest.
They were, however, prevented from gaining entrance into the governor’s office due to quick response from the security personnel manning the gates.

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In the town, the protesters obstructed the major roads, thereby hindering free vehicular movement, which left many commuters stranded.

They were seen blocking all the adjoining roads, burning tyres and harassing motorists and the commuters.

At the Gate/Bus Stop and Idi- Ape axis, the protesters blocked the roads, diverting vehicles from the direction.

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A cross section of the protesters attributed their actions to the frustrations being faced in the banks and filling stations.

As at the time of filling this report, the protest was spreading to other parts of the city.

The patrol vehicles of security agencies, particularly the police were seen moving toward Iwo Road and Idiape areas of the city to restore normalcy.

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Commenting, Mr Olu Akindele, an Artisan, said he spent the whole day at the Automated Teller Machine point in one of the banks at Iwo Road on Thursday and was unable to get cash.

According to him, the ATM was not dispensing, but I waited for hours, hoping that the bank officials would load it.

“We Nigerians have been contending with fuel and new naira notes scarcity for weeks across the country.

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“I believe it is time for the government to take positive step to address the twins challenges we are battling with,” he said.

A POS operator, Miss Funmi Irewole, also expressed frustration as she could not withdraw either the old or new notes from her deposit before extension of the deadline.

Ojewole called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, review its policy on the new naira notes to alleviate the sufferings of the citizens.

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Meanwhile, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has suspended his campaign activities until further notice over unending fuel and new naira-note crisis in the state.

Makinde, whose campaign trail had visited some parts of the state, announced the suspension of his campaign activities at the flag off of the Omi-Adio-Ido Road on Friday.

This is contained in a statement by Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

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The governor said that the suspension was in solidarity with the people over the harrowing experiences in recent time over unending fuel and new naira note crisis in the state.

Makinde, who was in Ido to continue his campaign, directed that all campaign activities be suspended, noting that the people’s suffering was too much.

The governor said that the decision was taken because, he was elected to protect the interests and well beings of citizens of the state.(NAN)

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TRENDING! Watch moment protesters chased away Tinubu’s campaign train in Ijesha land

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A viral clip has emerged online showing protesters chasing away APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu campaign team when he visited the King of Ijesaland.

Echoes of go away we don’t want any party here and echoes of unprintable graffiti rented the air.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Kefas Agbu as Taraba PDP governorship candidate

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By Gloria Ikibah

The Supreme Court has affirmed the candidature of Agbu Kefas as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state.

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Justice Emmanuel Agim on Friday
dismissed the appeal brought before it by Prof. Jerome Nyameh challenging the May 25, 2022 Taraba governorship primary election that produced Kefas as the flagbearer of the PDP.

The apex court dismissed the appeal by Nyameh on the grounds that he failed to explore the internal mechanism for peaceful resolution of primary election before rushing to court to institute the suit.

Justice Agim, while reading the unanimous judgment of the court held that Nyameh also failed to join other aspirants that participated in the primary election as defendants as required by law.

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The apex court also said that the law was clear on conditions precedent to be complied with before any aggrieved governorship aspirant can rush to court.

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