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Holding Ipade Imole during communal clash shows Adeleke lacks empathy – Osun APC

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The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has criticized Governor Ademola Adeleke for hosting a program while innocent lives were being lost in the ongoing communal conflict between the Ifon and Ilobu communities. The party also cautioned the governor to refrain from causing embarrassment to the people of the state through his actions and inactions.

According to a statement issued by the Osun APC Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, in Osogbo, the handling of the Ipade Imole program on Thursday was deemed unrefined by the party. The APC further alleged that Governor Adeleke’s conduct demonstrated his ill-preparedness and lack of the essential qualities required to govern the state effectively.

The party contended that Governor Adeleke exhibited a lack of empathy and questioned his apparent comfort in hosting such a program while a communal conflict was ongoing just a short distance away from the venue. The party criticized the governor for trivializing serious matters and suggested that his performance at the program lacked substance.

In response, the Osun Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Sunday Bisi, described the current state of the opposition party as painful and shameful. He advised the Osun APC Chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, to refrain from consistently embarrassing the state with his misguided opinions about governance.

Bisi defended Governor Adeleke’s actions, stating that his empathy and commitment to addressing the concerns of the affected communities demonstrated compassionate leadership. He suggested that such levels of compassion and understanding should be expected from political leaders. Bisi criticized the APC for its inability to adapt to its role as an opposition party, which, in his view, has left the party struggling to effectively engage with the public and highlighted the embarrassment this has caused.

Bisi also pointed out that the APC’s history of leading the state for 12 years has not translated into effective engagement as a constructive opposition. He stated that attempting to engage with the public after a prolonged period in power only amplifies their lack of direction and leadership.

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‘You’re responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes’— Atiku tackles Tinubu

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Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2023 general election, attributed Nigeria’s economic challenges to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement shared on his official social media account on Sunday, the former Vice President of Nigeria urged Tinubu to take cues from Argentina’s President Javier Milei on swiftly restoring investor confidence despite inheriting a troubled economy.

Atiku criticized Tinubu for deflecting blame onto the opposition and his predecessors, calling such actions unnecessary and shortsighted. He emphasized that market dynamics respond to concrete actions, not political rhetoric.

Drawing parallels with President Milei’s leadership in Argentina, Atiku highlighted the need for well-sequenced economic reforms. He commended Milei’s proactive approach in preparing for the post-reform challenges and ensuring the availability of mitigating measures.

Atiku contrasted Tinubu’s administration’s ad hoc and hurried reforms with Milei’s strategic sequencing. He pointed out Argentina’s lean government structure achieved through reducing ministries and privatizing state-owned enterprises, contrasting it with Nigeria’s expanding bureaucracy and excessive spending on official residences.

Atiku likened Tinubu’s administration’s approach to Nero fiddling while Rome burns, accusing him of evading substantive action and blaming the opposition for policy failures, reminiscent of characters in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Expressing admiration for Argentina’s reforms, Atiku suggested aligning his “Recover Nigeria Plan” with Milei’s stabilization strategy to alleviate Nigeria’s economic distress. He emphasized the need for transparent policies focused on economic revival and warned against dismissing discontent, particularly among the youth, which could manifest in protests.

The statement referred to the worsening economic conditions in Nigeria, highlighted by soaring inflation rates and high living costs, as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, with headline inflation reaching 29.90% and food inflation at 35.42% in January 2024.

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BREAKING: Fire guts FCT Minister’s residence

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A fire broke out at the private residence of Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, the Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Sunday afternoon.

Situated at No. 9, Justice Roseline Ukeji Close in the affluent Asokoro district of Abuja, the property was reportedly completely destroyed by the blaze.

Despite prompt emergency response efforts, including the arrival of fire service personnel, nothing could be salvaged from the premises.

Mr. Austin Elemue, the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media, confirmed the incident, indicating that the cause of the fire remained unknown at the time.

Authorities have initiated an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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PHOTO: Gov Makinde Host Nigeria Police Games

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1: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) and Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

2: From left, Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barr Bayo Lawal; Governor Seyi Makinde; Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun and his wife Elizabeth, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

3: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) take a salute from the Police Mascots, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

CREDIT: Oyo Gov Media 

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