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Major Gen. Okoloagu: Enugu Is Most Backward State In South East, Ugwuanyi’s Govt Behind APC Crisis In The State



A Board of Trustee member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Maj. Gen. J.O.J Okoloagu (retired) has accused the Enugu state government of sponsoring Ben Nwoye to destabilize the party in the state.

Okoloagu alleged that Nwoye was not only romancing with the state government but also handed over the party structure to the Peoples Democratic Party-controlled government, a development that led to his removal as the state APC caretaker chairman.

According to the BOT member, the actions of the suspended chairman robbed the party of the opportunity to win, not even a councillorship position for the past seven years in Enugu state.

Okoloagu, who was also a founding member of APC, stated this on Monday at his Enugu residence while briefing newsmen on the purported suspension slammed against him.

He noted that he was shocked to read about the suspension on social media by the erstwhile party chairman and his cohorts, describing the purported suspension as an exercise in futility and handwork of those bent on killing the APC in Enugu state.

Okoloagu however said that he was not surprised because according to him, Nwoye was under the payroll of the state government, as attested on a video made by Senior Special Adviser to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Mr. Jonathan Chukwuma and as such would do everything to satisfy his paymaster.

“I am one of the persons who said that if APC will win election in Enugu state, we have to dispense those who have held us down. That is it.

“Let the world know that Ben Nwoye is suspended and his suspension is upheld by APC national leadership.
“And the major reason of removing him, in a nutshell, is because he has not been working for the interest of APC but has been working for the interest of PDP in the state and we must not be shy about it”, he said.

The BOT member reminded Nwoye that all his actions and decisions became invalid from the day he was removed by the 42 members of the state executive and was ratified by the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

On the implication of the crisis in the state chapter of the party ahead of 2023, he said “there is a crisis in APC Enugu State because we want to take hold of our party to win an election. Watch and see what will happen in 2023 because we have now weeded out the moles in our midst.

so the implication is that we have discovered our bearing now and by 2023 we are going to take over the Enugu Lion Building.
“Enugu State is the most backward state in Igbo Land, not that they do not have money but it’s just that it is a cult, open up let the other people see.

“I don’t believe in local politics if you want to play local politics go to your village, but to come and tie down in our state doing cart race and achieving nothing is not the best”, Okoloagu added.

On the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo state, Okoloagu commended the president for the visit, which provided him an opportunity to meet and interact with stakeholders from southeast on challenges facing the region.

He advised President Buhari to ensure that issues and challenges highlighted during the interaction were addressed as a way of pacifying Ndigbo.




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“We will dialogue with IPOB, others”___Tinubu



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

We’ll talk with IPOB and others. Tinubu guarantees



Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that if elected, his government will meet with all agitating groups to address their grievances and seek a peaceful resolution.

Tinubu, who was in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, on Thursday to meet with trade associations and the private sector, said his government will also establish industrial hubs across the country and modernize existing ones to put the country on the path of industrial growth.



He stated that only peace can ensure a return on investment, and that his government would be made up of people from all walks of life who would discuss grievances with all groups in order to find a peaceful solution.



I guarantee you that my government, our government, will be made up of people from all over the country who are eager to discuss their grievances with any group in search of a peaceful solution.






READ ALSO:Obi leads Atiku,Tinubu in a recent pre-election poll.





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Festus Keyamo: Federal Government Cannot Borrow N1.1 Trillion to End ASUU Strike



Festus Keyamo, Minister of State for Labour and Employment, said on Friday that borrowing money to end the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ months-long strike was unrealistic.

He made the remark during an appearance on one the television channels.

“Should we borrow to pay N1.2 trillion a year?”

“You cannot allow one sector of the economy to hold you hostage and then blackmail you into borrowing N1.2 trillion for overheads when our total income would be around N6.1 trillion.” And you have to build roads, health centers, and other sectors.”
The Minister urged parents throughout the country to petition ASUU.

“Those who know them, like the President said the other time, appeal to their sense of patriotism,” he said.

“Let them go back to school.” They are not alone in Nigeria. They are not the only ones who benefit from federal funds. The nation cannot come to a halt because we want to meet ASUU’s demands.”

ASUU’s Demands

On February 14, ASUU began a four-week warning strike.

On March 14, the union extended the strike for another two months in order to allow the government to meet all of its demands. On May 9, a 12-week extension was announced.

The union has been on strike since May 9, vowing to continue until its demands are met.

Academics want better working conditions, the revitalization of public universities, and academic autonomy, among other things.

One point of contention for academics is the non-payment of N1.1 trillion in university revitalisation funds.

However, the Federal Government has stated that it does not have the funds to pay such a sum, citing low oil prices during the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.

According to reports, the agreement was reached in 2009.

Another issue is the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The University Transparency and Accountability Solution was proposed by academics as an alternative payroll system (UTAS).

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VP Yemi Osibanjo Thanks everyone after a successful surgery



Following his recent successful surgery, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Nigerians and everyone.

Prof. Osinbajo had surgery on Saturday, July 16, at the Duchess International Hospital in Ikeja, Lagos.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the Vice president thanked Everyone for their well wishes and prayers on his behalf during his surgery.

He also expressed gratitude to the doctors, and nurses who cared for him, stating that their services were exceptional.

The Vice President’s full statement is included below.
“I am deeply grateful to everyone for your well-wishes and prayers in the aftermath of my surgery.”
And a special thanks to the incredible team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and management at the duchess of international hospital in Lagos for providing such excellent care.
“God bless you all”

Osibanjo’s remarks come just days after  wished the vice president a speedy recovery
The President thanked God for such successful surgery and prayed for Professor Osinbajo’s quick recovery in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Mr Femi Adesina
He also praised the medical staff at the Duchess international hospital in Ikeja, Lagos for “competence and a job well done”

SEE ALSO : Osibanjo: Poverty Will Skyrocket Should the Country Breaks-up


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