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Nigeria restructuring: Fayose tackles Yoruba elders, says they are the problem

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday labelled some Yoruba elders as problems as he claimed they are working against achieveing the restructuring of Nigeria.

While speaking in Ibadan at the main bowl of the Lekan Salami Sports Complex, Adamasingb, Fayose said, “They want us to talk about the truth or lies. But we will say the truth. They can throw the words away, but they can’t throw us away. Our fathers, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Sir Ladoke Akintola and other Yoruba leaders, tried their best for us.

“But you elders of Yoruba are the problem we have. We are our problems. We’ve had good meetings like this one, attended by elders and kings of Yoruba.

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“After this summit, you will see some so-called Yoruba leaders saying on television ‘we don’t need restructuring.’ To me, those words do not make sense. There is no alternative; we will go back to regions.”

A leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Albert Horsfall, in his remarks, noted that the people of his region started restructuring long ago, adding that agitation for restructuring of Nigeria depends on control of physical energy by each region.

He stated that each region should have the statutory rights to control “what you produce or what your soil produces.”

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Osinbajo reveals type of leaders Nigeria need

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo argues that building a nation requires leaders from all layers of society to put aside personal interests in order to reach a consensus that ensures a win-win situation for all.

He gave a speech in Abuja over the weekend to commemorate the UFUK Dialogue Foundation’s tenth anniversary.

“A sustained and productive nationhood gives access to diverse multi-ethnic strengths and provide opportunities to gain more from being together than otherwise.

“It’s true that in the last two decades, we face severe threats to our mutual coexistence. Violent extremism in the North-East has resulted in the destruction and unfortunate loss of lives of many, banditry and kidnappings has traumatised families,” Osinbajo said.

Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure will end by 2023.

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Unlike APC, PDP does not promise what it can not deliver– Ndudi Elumelu

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The minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has urged voters not to compare the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) (APC).

Elumelu stated that the main opposition party does not make promises it cannot keep ahead of the 2023 elections.

Elumelu made the remarks while speaking at a PDP rally in Asaba, Delta state, on Saturday.

He claimed that the APC administration has re-entered the country into foreign debt, undermining the PDP’s accomplishments.

“We are not like APC that make promises that they will not fulfill. The APC promised one naira to one dollar, but today a dollar is more than N500,” he said.

“The APC promised better healthcare and social safety nets; they promised better education, promised scholarship, good roads and so on but they never fulfilled their promises.

“PDP cleared our national debt but today the APC is busy accumulating debts for Nigerians.”

Elumelu added that the APC does not serve the interest of the people and therefore encouraged Nigerians to support PDP in 2023 to “rescue the nation”.

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I only posted Buhari’s photo, did not sell him to Nigerians– Dele Momodu

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The publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, claims he never campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Momodu stated this in an interview with media entrepreneur Chude Jideonwo.

“I actually like the man personally,” Momodu remarked of President Buhari, “but his politics, no way.”

Accusations that he promoted Buhari’s presidential campaign were refuted by the 2023 presidential candidate.

“I didn’t sell Buhari to you. All I did was post his pictures. There is no way anyone can say, I said you must go and vote for Buhari,” he said.

“The mess in Nigeria today is because Nigerians find it difficult to detach themselves from career politicians.

“But Nigeria cannot continue in this madness. Why we lack progress is because we are too embittered, too enraged it is unbelievable.”

Momodu, the former presidential aspirant has once again declared interest in contesting for 2023 presidency.

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