NYSC SAGA: SERAP, CACOL Seek Further Probe, Adeosun’s Extradition

Two civil society organisations – the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project and the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership – said Adeosun’s leaving Nigeria should not stall her prosecution for certificate forgery. They added that Nigeria should begin the process of her extradition from the United Kingdom. LeadersNG reports.

Said Chairman of the African Democratic Congress, Chief Okey Nwosu: “systemic failure in the Federal Government allowed the former minister to scale through her screening and later escape from the country after the certificate forgery allegation was confirmed.

Ex-President Jonathan Says Sule Lamido Can Unite Nigerians If Elected President

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described a former Jigawa State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido, as a courageous and experienced leader, capable of uniting the country, if given the mandate next year. TodayNg reports.

Mr Jonathan expressed “the belief that the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari, would come from the PDP next year, also noted that Nigerians are today more divided than ever and that it requires a PDP president to unite it.

Said Jonathan: “In 2011, it was too difficult for a northern governor to speak about Buhari, but Sule you made a lot of meaningful political statements that really captured the minds of Nigerians and PDP supporters and you really sold the party to the people.

Sowore Visits Google

Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC) today visited the Google headquarters at Mountain View, California, as “Part of TakeItBack movement’s activities in the effort to explore actionable technological ideas that can be implemented in Nigeria.”

He promised to make Nigeria an attractive and formidable technological hub when he is elected as President at the 2019 polls. Sahara Reporters reports.

Said Sowore: “We are here to see technology and how it works.”

PDP Says The APC, Buhari Should Be Held Responsible Should Any Harm Befall Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said “The All Progressives Congress (APC) Buhari should be held responsible should any harm befall former Vice President Abubakar Atiku or any of the PDP Presidential aspirants ahead of the 2019 general elections.”

PDP stated this in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary.

Former Vice President and PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar had earlier raised an alarm over alleged threat to his life and family members.

Buhari Accepts Adeosun’s Resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari today accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The Presidency disclosed in it’s Twitter handle.

The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits.

The President also approved that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, should oversee the Ministry of Finance with effect from today.

Lamido: Some PDP Members Were Reckless But They Are Humans

Sule Lamido: “PDP made some mistakes. Some of its members were reckless but they are humans. Time will cure us because they are humans. Some us are calling Buhari’s name because we don’t have institutions. The economy is very weak, no security, no bureaucracy, and no standing institutions to protect all of us in terms of justice and fairness. One single human being is appropriating Nigeria as if it is his own.

Today, this party of saints called the APC is a party of pains, hunger, anger and evil and where are we today? It is a party which has no historical foundation, no philosophy, ideology.
“Today, we are more divided as a people. There is more poverty in the country than it was in the past; more pains and agonies. APC has no history like the PDP. It is a mere political contraption.

“Buhari and the APC have no vision, no human compassion and all they like doing is to inflict pains on Nigerians. They want to destroy people’s living standard to a level that they will all become perpetually poor.

– Sule Lamido, The former Jigawa State governor while addressing Edo State delegates in Benin yesterday ahead of the October National Convention of the PDP.

Lamido Says Buhari Has Not Changed From Who He who Was In 1983

PDP presidential aspirant Dr Sule Lamido called on Nigerians to join hands with his party to rescue the country from the clutches of president Muhammadu Buhari and the APC. Vanguard News reports.
He insisted that Buhari who staged a coup in 1983, removed the political class and clamped them into prisons, “is the same Buhari doing the same thing, today, dehumanizing humanity.”

Said Lamido: “For us to have a country which belongs to all Nigerians in a federation, we must have equal rights and opportunity. Every Nigerian has the right to access power whether from the North or South.
“Nigeria is for us and not for APC, Lamido or for PDP, as such nobody can come and destroy the country. Be on the watch out. My aspiration is not a desperation. But you and I have been in PDP. We have been demoralized, gone through hell, coerce but yet we never left the party.”