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Buhari To Spend N4.1 Trillion From First Day As President – Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun has said today that Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will have to spend N4.1 trillion on servicing debt, paying salaries and making oil subsidy payments.Oyegun in his speech titled, ‘Extraordinary Times Require Extraordinary Action’, notedthat in highlighting the financial burden the party would inherit, he was not making excuses or lamentations.He was merely laying bare the ‘the enormity of the challenges ahead’.“From the first day of this government, a total of 4.1 trillion Naira will be required for sundry expenses, including oil subsidy payment, arrears of salaries at federal and state levels and debt servicing, just to mention a few,” he said.Oyegun then stated that the incoming government was going inherit enormous debt. 579 more words

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I am best qualified for senate presidency – Akume

I am best qualified for senate presidency – AkumeThe Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, on Friday said that he was the most qualified candidate for the position of the Senate presidency.Akume, who represents the people of Benue North-West under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.Akume said that going by the presidential system of government which Nigeria practices, the minority leader should automatically takeover the leadership if hisparty man emerges as president.“We are practicing the presidential system of government and in that system, the pathof succession to leadership in the legislature is clearly established; as minority leader, automatically I should have become the president.“I got into the senate after eight years as the governor of Benue state.“During my stay here, I moved from the PDP which I co-formed to the ACN and eventually I became the minority leader of APC after the merger and from that vantage position I became the chairman ofthe minority caucus.“I believe that given my track records and the fact that I have been leading the caucus in the senate, I should be considered the most worthy man to preside over the affairs of the 8th Senate.“For anybody to say that I should withdrew is purely in the imagination of a few, I do not have any skeletons in my cupboard,” he said.This is exemplified recently, in the U.S. 351 more words

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Heavy Tension Hits APC As Party Plans Primary For Senate Presidency

See’ TheNames Four Aspirants For Senate PresidentTension is mounting among the All Progressives Congress senators over alleged plans by the leadership of the party to conduct a primary election on Saturday (today) to produce candidates who will contest leadership positions in the8th Senate.Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the party had packaged a two-day retreat for all the APC senators-elect at a private hotel in the Apo District, Abuja, to create avenues for interactions between them and their leaders.But some of the ranking senators confided in our correspondent on Friday that the event would also be used to conduct an open electoral process where the participants are expected to vote for their preferred candidate for the post of Senate President and Deputy Senate President.A senator from the North-Central, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the development was creating tension among his colleagues who believed that the strategy might be used to produce candidates of some certain leaders.He said, “The fears of some APC senators-elect is that the proposed primary election could be manipulated by some party leaders who are bent on getting their own choice emerge as the party’s candidates for the position of the senate president andthe deputy senate president respectively.“A situation whereby the party leaders, especially those who contributed to the electoral victory of some senators would supervise the election that would produce candidates for the senate leadership positions could not be transparent.“Senators are expected to produce their own leaders and should not be manipulated to do so by those who are notsenators. 336 more words

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FINALLY!! PDP Splits Over Move To Sanction Fani-Kayode

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ward 5, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has vowed to resist any attempt by the National Working Committee of the party to sanction Mr. 416 more words

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Ministerial List: Govs Will Not Decide For Me says Buhari

The purported ministerial list that surfaced online earlier this week has finally been addressed by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust athis Daura country home, Buhari detached himself from the ministerial lists which went viral on social media.The president-elect insisted that he will notfollow the custom of the outgoing party, the Peoples Democratic Party who from 1999 till date call for names for ministerial appointment from governors.According to Buhari, if the state governors are at liberty to appoint their commissioners, he, too, should be at liberty to choose those who would serve with him.Buhari said, “I am not speaking about it; I have not put anything on paper, so nobodyhas seen it and I haven’t discussed it with anybody; I am just keeping it close to my chest.“I am ardent listener of Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) from 6am to 7am every morning. 236 more words

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Newark Students Walk Out Of School, Protest City's Education Policy

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Newark students walked out of school Friday and crowded city streets, to protest the public school administration.

As 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet reported, students from across Newark demonstrated outside City Hall, after an announcement by the Newark Students Union that thousands of students at all the city’s schools were to walk out starting at noon. 247 more words

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FBI Reclassifies As 'Top Secret' Some Of Hillary Clinton's Released Benghazi Emails

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As the holiday weekend began on Friday, the State Department released the first batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails, and among other things they show she received sensitive information about Benghazi on her unsecure home server. 395 more words

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