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“We’re meeting Obasanjo” – PDP

        Members of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, will meet with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta today.

The PDP team which included the PDP Board of Trustee Chairman, Senator Walid Jubrin, Chief Bode George, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara among other national leaders arrived the Ogun state capital yesterday.

Speaking with newsmen, the national chairman said they were in Abeokuta to meet with Obasanjo, whom he described as a “warrior, hero and winner”, to encourage him to ‘fight’ on in the struggle to wrest power from All Progressives Congress.

Said he: “We want to meet with baba Obasanjo to encourage him to fight on. He is a warrior, he is a winner. We are not meeting him on personal ground. It is on our struggle to rescue our nation”.
He however boasted that the party and its governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola Eleka, would win today’s governorship election in Ekiti State.
Secondus alleged that there were plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled Federal Government to take Ekiti State by force but said no amount of intimidation could subvert the will of the people.” He berated the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari – led government, saying it claimed to be fighting corruption “whereas it is committing mother of corruption with Abacha’s loot.
“How on earth will a government engage in mother of corruption? Abacha’s loot money has been withdrawn from the banks and being given to cronies. We want to assure President Muhammadu Buhari and APC that they will be held accountable.

“No government will put money in baskets and start sharing. When PDP takes over in 2019, we will ask them to refund every kobo of Abacha’s loot.

The Abacha’s loot which the Federal government said they were going to share without budgeting for it is a wrong way to appropriate money. It is never done anywhere. That is recipe for corruption. Who are they giving it to?

“I believe that the money is meant for the APC government for election in 2019 and they have started spending it. If they do, when we take over, we will probe it. They will be held responsible and accountable and they will refund it because they must appropriate for it,” he said.

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Nigeria FG closes Mile 2 on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway for 72Hrs for repairs

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The Nigeria federal authorities on Friday appealed for cooperation of road customers because the Mile 2 to Tin-Can Island segment of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki Expressway mission undergoes seventy two hours partial closure for rehabilitation. The Director of Federal Highways, South West, Funso Adebiyi, made the attraction for the duration of an inspection of the street in Lagos. Mr Adebiyi said heavy rainfall slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads. He said it led to horrible avenue degeneration, causing injuries.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Dr Taiwo Salaam, within the assertion by way of the general public affairs unit of the ministry, stated the closure might allow the development organisation working in the region to hurry up palliative restore works on the corridor. Salaam explained that the development become due to habitual accidents experienced by way of motorists on the road. “The permanent secretary advised all vans to avoid the corridor to permit the restore works that is being executed within the interest of motorists. “He stated the upkeep and so many others inside the offing are in consonance with the top rated plans of the administration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to make Lagos site visitors loose for its teeming citizens,” the assertion brought.

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Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria (Omoyele Sowore) detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

The Former 2019 presidential candidate of nigeria former presidential candidate and founder of the news site Sahara Reporters ( Omoyele Sowore ) was first detained detained hours after release

in August after he called for revolution Despite being granted bail in October, authorities have continued to hold him, sparking an outcry from his supporters and also his defendant Olawale Bakare was also detained.

In videos shared by Sahara Reporters, several men attempted to drag Mr Sowore from an Abuja courtroom where he had been summoned for a hearing.

It comes a day after a court ordered that the pair be released by Nigeria’s Department for State Security (DSS).

The reasons for their detention have not yet been disclosed, Their lawyer, Femi Falana, told AFP news agency that crowds had resisted attempts to arrest the pair and, in order to prevent further violence, he had personally driven them to the DSS’ headquarters.

Mr Falana said the DSS had told him Mr Sowore was needed for questioning and would be released later in the day.

 

“I can assure you what is happening now will not go away unchallenged,” Mr Falana told reporters. “We either run this country on the platform of the rule of law or we resort to gangsterism which is what is going on.”

Earlier this year, Mr Sowore called for revolution because he said Nigeria’s elections were not credible. That followed the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All that is needed for a #Revolution is for the oppressed to choose a date they desire for liberty, not subjected to the approval of the oppressor,” he tweeted on 2 August.

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