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Rivers crisis: ‘We’ll soon know who’s in charge’ – Wike

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Wike emphasized the insignificance of current political clamor, dismissing those he referred to as “hungry noisemakers” on the streets. He expressed confidence that the true leaders would be revealed when the appropriate political moment arrives. Wike highlighted the importance of timing, stating that the present is not the suitable period for engaging in politics.

The Minister remained unfazed by criticism and online abuses, asserting that he has never concerned himself with those who disparage him. He emphasized that the political landscape operates on a different plane than social media engagements, emphasizing that elections are not won through online activities. Wike also addressed his alignment with Giadom, emphasizing the enduring nature of friendship beyond transient political affiliations, acknowledging mistakes made in the past, and highlighting the resilience of interpersonal connections.

Amid the ongoing crisis in Rivers State, FCT Minister Nyesom Wike asserted on Saturday that the prevailing political authority will become evident in due time. Wike made these remarks during his visit to the home of Victor Giadom, the South-South Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), situated in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Wike emphasized the insignificance of current political clamor, dismissing those he referred to as “hungry noisemakers” on the streets. He expressed confidence that the true leaders would be revealed when the appropriate political moment arrives. Wike highlighted the importance of timing, stating that the present is not the suitable period for engaging in politics.

The Minister remained unfazed by criticism and online abuses, asserting that he has never concerned himself with those who disparage him. He emphasized that the political landscape operates on a different plane than social media engagements, emphasizing that elections are not won through online activities. Wike also addressed his alignment with Giadom, emphasizing the enduring nature of friendship beyond transient political affiliations, acknowledging mistakes made in the past, and highlighting the resilience of interpersonal connections.

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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.

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