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Suspend political activities, address lingering fuel crisis, Peter Obi tells FG

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The People Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2020 elections, Peter Obi, has asked the Federal Government to suspend political activities in the country and address the fuel scarcity and other pressing issues.

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Peter Obi said this at a reception organised for the President of Afrieximbank, Dr. Benedick Okey Oramah, who was honoured with a Doctorate Degree on Development Economics at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

According to him, the country’s problem is more than the 2023 election, which seem to be capturing the attention of the government at the moment.

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“If possible, suspend all political activities for now and focus on how to address the lingering fuel scarcity and other societal challenges confronting Nigerians at the moment,” he said.

Obi stated that if things continue this way, the electorate may not have the appetite to participate fully in the 2023 electoral process.

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He added that something must be done to minimise the suffering of the masses, particularly as a result of fuel scarcity and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike saga.

“Nigeria is in economic mess today because it failed to implement the right policies and refuse to allow those with skills and God-fearing heart to govern.”

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“In my observation as a true democrat, I can tell you that several businesses are shutting down, especially as the fuel crisis worsens. Millions of Nigerians can no longer afford three square meal and there is high rate of prostitution among young ladies.

“Farmers are not free from the situation, with repeated threats from bandits, who have taken over most of the farm settlement, especially in the northern part of Nigeria. It has been proved everywhere in the World that the more educated a society is, the better it is for development. The only way we can measure development is through Human Development Index (HDI), which is hindering in education. And if you check countries that have same trajectory like Nigeria. For instance, in the year 2000, Bangladesh, Ghana, to mention but few, had same low Human Development Index (HDI) with Nigeria, but they have moved from low-medium while Nigeria remains in same low position.

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“In the year 2010, Nigeria per capital was 2,250 dollars while Bangladesh was 780 per capital, because the country invested in education, thereby pulling people out of poverty. Today, their per capital is 2,650, ours is still 2000, meaning that the Nigerian economic is collapsing.

“More Nigerians are getting poorer, Universities are closed, those that are working can not longer live on their salaries and their income while we politicians are here busing talking about 2023 general election. Is it what we are supposed to be doing now? We should be preoccupied with how poor will put better food on their table. Bread and other foodstuffs are on the high side. Politics is all about caring for the people that elected you into power and the society at large.”

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Abducted Zamfara journalist regains freedom after six days in captivity

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Abducted Zamfara journalist regains freedom after six days in captivity

Zamfara-based kidnapped Journalist, Idris Haruna Magami, has regained freedom. He was released Monday evening, May 16, after six days in captivity

 

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Idris Haruna a popular Radio presenter in Zamfara was abducted last wednesday while on his way to his hometown Magami, in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State

 

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He is a staff of Zamfara State Radio and Television Services

 

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Magami/ Dansadau road has been on the news for the wrong reasons following incessant attack on Communities, Commuters and Security operatives

 

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Magami is about fifty kilometers from Dansadau, an area known as one of the hotbed of Banditry.

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ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe

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ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned one Professor John Kester Ifeanyichukwu over allegations of bribery and inducement of officers of the Commission.

 

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In a single-count charge brought before Honourable Justice A.O. Otaluka of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court 12, sitting in Apo, Abuja, ICPC is accusing the Professor of issuing a cheque valued at $40,000 to a staff of the Commission.

 

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The cheque was part of the $50,000 and a house in Abuja, promised to the officer to compromise the investigation by retrieving the accused person’s devices, MacBook S/N CIML8BUGDTY3, MacBook S/N W80204J7ATN and iPhone pro11 which were in the custody of ICPC for investigative activities.

 

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John Kester Ifeanyichukwu had earlier been reported to the Commission by the Presidency for alleged acts bordering on corruption, extortion and money laundering.

 

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ICPC, in a Charge No: CR/025/2022, informed the court of how the defendant allegedly induced one of its operatives to smuggle out a particular iPhone and a laptop and to replace them with a dummy that was to be provided by his personal assistant.

 

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The accused person’s action is contrary to Section 18 (b) and punishable under Section 18 (d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

 

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He pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him. He was therefore admitted to bail in the sum of N10 million and two sureties in like sum. The sureties must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and one of them must have a landed property in Abuja.

 

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The trial judge also ordered that the Defendant’s international passport and other valid travel documents must be submitted to the court before the next adjourned date otherwise his bail will be revoked.

 

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The case has been adjourned to the 21st of June 2022 for the commencement of hearing.

ICPC arraigns professor over $40000 bribe

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Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Education, And Career

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Femi Adebayo is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, producer, and Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Arts, Culture, and Tourism. He is the son of the veteran actor, Adebayo Salami. Here’s his Biography, Age, Net worth, Wife, Children, Education, Occupation, Parents, Awards, etc.

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Who is Femi Adebayo?

Femi Adebayo Salami is a Nigerian director, film actor, lawyer, and producer. Adebayo attended the C&S College for his secondary school education. He then went to the University of Ilorin, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law. He later earned a master’s degree in Law at the University of Ibadan.

Full name: Femi Adebayo Salami

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Nicknames: Jelili

Date of birth: 31 December 1978

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Age: 44

Place of birth: Lagos State

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State of origin: Kwara State

READ ALSO: My Aproko Partner – Femi Adebayo Eulogises Father, Adebayo Salami

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Nationality: Nigerian

Parents: Adebayo Salami(Oga Bello)

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Education: C&S College, University of Ilorin, and University of Ibadan

Occupation: Director, film actor, Lawyer, Politician, and producer

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Wife: Omotayo Maimunat Sanusi (m. 2016)

Siblings: 5

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Children: 4

Net worth: $900,000

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Cars: Unknown

Awards: Best Movie Producer Of The Year (Yoruba) at the City People Entertainment Awards 2015.

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Best Actor in a Lead role –Yoruba at the Best of Nollywood Awards(2017)

Best Kiss in a Movie at 2020 Best of Nollywood Awards

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Social media: [email protected]https://www.instagram.com/femiadebayosalami/

Adebayo began acting in 1985, the same year he featured in his father’s first movie titled Ogun Ajaye. Femi has starred in over 500 Nigerian films, winning four awards as Best Yoruba actor at the 17th African Film Awards popularly known as Afro Hollywood awards at the Stratford Town Hall in London. He also won an award in the same category for the Best of Nollywood Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria Awards in 2012. Adebayo has a long list of movies to his credits, which includes the Sonto AlapataWura Ati FadakaMa Wobadan, and Buga, among others. He is the MD/CEO of J-15 media network Nigeria.

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