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Imo guber: IPOB Cautions Against Employing INEC Officials for Rigging and Instigating a Crisis on November 11

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has issued a stern warning to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) regarding potential manipulation of the Imo State governorship election scheduled for November 11.

IPOB emphasized that it will not remain passive and allow the Nigerian government to exploit INEC officials for nefarious purposes within the state.

In a statement released by IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the organization cautioned INEC against actions that could lead to a crisis in the state.

The statement reads, in part: “The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the leadership of the resilient liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu Kanu, is warning INEC not to plunge Imo State into a political crisis during the upcoming gubernatorial election.”

“While IPOB typically refrains from participating in Nigeria’s flawed electoral processes, we refuse to stand idly by as the Nigerian government employs corrupt INEC officials to perpetrate wrongdoing in Imo State and, by extension, the Southeast Region.”

“It is common knowledge that INEC has a history of fraudulent conduct during Nigerian elections. INEC is not independent but rather heavily influenced by the incumbent government or wealthy politicians who compromise its integrity.”

“In the forthcoming Imo State election, INEC officials must exercise extreme caution to prevent political turmoil by becoming willing tools in the re-election bid, which has been marked by years of suffering, famine, and violence.”

“We do not want a repeat of the Supreme Court’s previous illegitimate imposition of a rejected candidate on the people of Imo State, resulting in undue suffering, political coercion, and widespread bloodshed.”

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BREAKING: Oronsaye Report: Tinubu to scrap many agencies, merge others

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President Bola Tinubu will implement some of the recommendations contained in the Oronsaye Report.

This is majorly, in order to cut the cost of governance.

This is coming 12 years after the Steve Oronsaye Panel submitted its report on restructuring and rationalising Federal government parastatals and agencies and a white paper issued two years after.

According to Bayo Onanuga, the President and the Federal Executive Council on Monday reached a decision to implement the report.

He said: “Many agencies will be scrapped and many others will be merged, to pave the way to a leaner government.”

CREDIT: DAILY POST

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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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