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‘Resign if you don’t understand governance’ – Pastor Giwa blasts Tinubu

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Amid the escalating economic difficulties in Nigeria, Adewale Giwa, the senior Pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministries, has offered advice to President Bola Tinubu. Giwa suggested that if President Tinubu does not possess effective solutions to address the nation’s numerous challenges, he should consider stepping down from his position.

Giwa conveyed this opinion in a statement that was provided to DAILY POST on Sunday. The pastor asserted that Tinubu’s presidency had exacerbated the existing challenges in Nigeria.

He stated, “I previously cautioned that the continued presence of the APC in the Presidency would have a detrimental impact on Nigeria’s economy. While we are aware of the circumstances under which they came into power, I’ll refrain from delving into that for now.”

Giwa continued, “Could someone please advise President Bola Tinubu to voluntarily step down if he is uncertain about his course of action? He needs to make decisive and prompt decisions to address the issues related to petroleum and the current economic hardship.”

He criticized the hasty removal of subsidies, stating, “Why would you put the cart before the horse by hastily removing the subsidy? This approach is incorrect. It’s disheartening that we are going through this again after the eight years of mismanagement under former President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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Giwa further added, “It doesn’t require prophetic insight to recognize that the APC seems to be on a ‘suicide mission’ that could lead to the ultimate downfall of Nigeria. The country is in a state of rapid decline; just look at the exorbitant prices of petroleum and essential food items. With only N10,000, it’s nearly impossible to purchase enough food to feed a family of three for one day.”

He expressed concern for the plight of the elderly and unemployed youth, who are resorting to desperate measures due to the dire economic circumstances. Giwa also questioned the expenditure of over N100 million on the purchase of Toyota Land Cruisers for each senator while the country is claimed to be in financial distress.

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One shot dead in Nairobi as mass protest hits Kenya

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A 24-year-old protester has been shot dead during demonstrations against the taxation bill currently moving in Kenya.

The deceased was said to have participated in a protest in the capital, Nairobi, on Thursday evening, when thousands of people took to the streets across the country.

The protest was due to a parliamentary debate and vote on the controversial law.

According to a lawyer representing the family, the man was shot in the leg by police and died as a result of massive blood loss.

The man was not given immediate health attention for more than 20 minutes.

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One of the protest leaders called for people to come on Friday to the morgue of the hospital where the deceased lay in a show of solidarity with his parents.

The human rights organisation, Amnesty International reported that at least 200 people had been injured during Thursday’s protests in Nairobi alone.

Given the new tax law, many Kenyans fear that their cost of living will rise to an almost unmanageable level.

Entrepreneurs and business owners also fear significant losses due to declining purchasing power.

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Gov Abiodun, Obasanjo, Amosun mourn as Ogun monarch joins ancestors

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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has praised the late Towulade of Akinale, Oba Femi Ogunleye, as a remarkable leader who significantly elevated his community’s profile. Oba Ogunleye, a distinguished journalist, passed away in the United Kingdom at 79.

In his condolence message to the Ogun State Council of Obas and the Akinale community, Abiodun highlighted Oba Ogunleye’s contributions to the development of Ogun State following his notable journalism career.

“We deeply mourn the loss of Oba Femi Ogunleye, a revered journalist and traditional ruler who passed away in London at 79.

“Oba Ogunleye was a giant in the media industry, dedicated to truth and accountability in journalism. As the Towulade of Akinale, he was a respected monarch who worked tirelessly to uplift his people and promote development in Ogun State.

“His illustrious career and selfless service have left a lasting impact on our society. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Ogun State Council of Obas, his family, friends, and the entire Akinale community.

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“May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his legacy continue to inspire future generations,” Abiodun stated.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in a condolence message through his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, expressed shock at the monarch’s passing. Currently in South Africa for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second-term inauguration, Obasanjo recalled Oba Ogunleye’s recent high spirits and travel plans, noting his absence will be deeply felt in Owu, Ogun State, and across Nigeria.

Similarly, Senator Ibikunle Amosun lauded the late monarch’s dedication to the development of Akinale, Owu Kingdom, Egbaland, and Ogun State. He remarked that as the first Towulade of Akinale, crowned in 2006, Oba Ogunleye played a pivotal role in many positive community developments and consistently promoted peaceful coexistence and unity among the people.

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Wike, Fubara: No individual can pocket Rivers – Asari Dokubo

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Former Niger Delta militant leader Asari Dokubo has warned that no individual will be allowed to dominate Rivers State.

Dokubo emphasized that only one person can serve as governor at a time.

His comments come amidst the crisis in Rivers State due to the expiration of local government chairmen’s tenure.

He urged the former chairmen to accept the end of their three-year term and not to cause any problems.

Speaking to his followers in Port Harcourt, Dokubo stated: “Local government tenure has expired today, June 17, 2024. They should quietly go home. If they wish to seek re-election in accordance with the constitution, they should do so.

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“But there is no provision for tenure extension in the constitution. Their term has ended. They should not create unnecessary issues for the state. I also advise young people not to let themselves be manipulated.

“Only one person can be governor of Rivers State at a time. We cannot have two governors simultaneously. The people of Rivers State are greater than Muhajid Asari Dokubo.

“Rivers State is larger than any single individual. No one can exploit and dominate the people of Rivers State. It is not possible.

“The people are demonstrating their power. They have independently taken over local government secretariats because this is about the people, and no one can argue that we voted for a three-year tenure for a chairman and that tenure should not exceed by even a second.”

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