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Atiku Abubakar blames Ahmed Tinubu for Naira scarcity in Nigeria

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The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the one behind naira scarcity.

Atiku’s campaign also described Tinubu as the real enemy of Nigerians insisting that “Tinubu is the mastermind of the new naira notes crunch who had made the people suffer untold hardship ever known in our national history”.

In a statement by one of its spokespersons, Kola Ologbondiyan, Friday, the Aitku Campaign alleged that Tinubu has been involved in a high-level criminal racket by sabotaging the system, intercepting and diverting millions of new naira notes meant for distribution to Nigerians for his selfish.

The statement read “It is indeed despicable that Tinubu, knowing that he has been exposed of being criminally responsible for the biting cash crunch on Nigerians, is seeking to divert public attention from his heinous crime by criticizing Atiku Abubakar’s widely applauded patriotic call for the extension of currency swap deadline

“Our campaign challenges the APC Presidential Candidate to come clean on allegations that he has been using his various criminal Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) Companies as well as fraudulent officials in some APC-led States to intercept and mop up cash to the detriment of millions of Nigerians.

“In the desperation to cover his tracks, Tinubu, in his elements, as the Nigerian “Artful Dodger”, has mounted a campaign of calumny against the Federal Government on the scarcity of the naira while secretly intercepting and diverting the notes for his selfish use.

“It is despicable that the Tinubu Campaign will be engaged in the activities that are responsible for the scarcity of the naira, for which Nigerians are suffering untold distress, yet he mounts the soap box to create the impression that he is the champion of the people.

“It is also worrisome that the person claiming to be concerned about the plight of Nigerians is the one responsible for their woes and at the same time urging them towards insurrection.

“In any case, we are not surprised that the APC presidential Candidate can engage in such alleged shady activities against Nigerians given his reputation as a “bullion van” politician as well as a long record of alleged frauds, including reported looting of Lagos assets as well as trafficking in narcotic for which he was convicted and made to forfeit the sum of $460,000 to the United States.

“Our campaign urges Tinubu to own up to the frustration that Nigerians are presently confronting and stop shedding his usual crocodile tears.

“Moreover, it is clear that the Tinubu Campaign has taken to this despicable route in its desperation to incite Nigerians, trigger crisis, and position Tinubu as the liberator.

“Nigerians are not unaware that Tinubu has bluntly refused to advise this administration on the negatives of its policies just because he (Tinubu) wanted it to fail to enable him to appear as a messiah.

“It is absurd that Tinubu prioritized his ambition above the wellbeing of over 200 million Nigerians on behalf of whom Atiku Abubakar appealed to the Federal Government to ameliorate the situation and ensure that the new naira notes are made available to the people.

“Nigerians have only but pity for the APC Presidential Candidate as all his machinations to malign Atiku Abubakar had always failed in the face of the truth”.

The campaign organizations charged Tinubu to immediately make confessions, offer restitution, and ask for forgiveness from Nigerians.

Source: Dailypost

In other news – Oshogbo residents react to arrest of a bank manager, accuse staff of fueling scarcity

Reactions have begun to trail the arrest of a bank manager, POS operators and security guards in Oshogbo. Recall that Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, while suspecting foul play in a bank.

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Arrested its operations manager for loading new notes in the bank’s ATMs with the cash wrappers unremoved. ICPC said the bank’s actions prevented the loaded cash from being dispensed by the ATM. Learn more

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Bad leaders making life of Nigerians miserable – Pastor Giwa

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Adewale Giwa

The senior pastor of Awaiting The Second Coming Of Christ Ministry, Adewale Giwa, on Sunday, lamented that the economic situation in Nigeria has gone from bad to worse under President Bola Tinubu. The clergyman noted that bad leaders were intentionally making life miserable for Nigerians.

Speaking with DAILY POST, Giwa said Buhari’s utterances that Nigerians will appreciate his administration when he’s gone is being fulfilled under Tinubu’s government. According to Giwa: “Nigerians found themselves in the hands of bad leaders having passed through the worst experience under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The success of a nation is determined by the kind of leaders you have. When the biblical Jeroboam became leader of Israel he led people to sin and we all know what happened.

“What Nigerians are presently going through makes me remember what Buhari said that ‘Nigerians will appreciate his government after his tenure’.

“If Buhari, the worst leader in history, could say Nigerians would appreciate his government then what should we say is currently happening in Nigeria under Tinubu? I wonder why in Nigeria, a leader will take over power and situations will get worse. Is it not better if we don’t have a nation called Nigeria or have a nation where the citizens continue to wallow in abject poverty and penury?

“For now, Tinubu’s government has fared worse than Buhari’s government because under Buhari there was nothing like subsidy removal. We all know how much a litre of petrol was during Buhari’s administration. We can now see how much it is under Tinubu, so I can’t say Tinubu’s government is better than Buhari’s government. In all fairness and coupled with the present events, the present political leaders are intentionally making the lives of Nigerians miserable.

Source: Dailypost

In other news – Police vow to tackle vandalization of public facilities in Akwa Ibom

The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town.

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Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. Read more

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Police vow to tackle vandalization of public facilities in Akwa Ibom

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The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs. The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town.

Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.The Police in Eket, Akwa Ibom, have assured that public facility vandalism would be completely tackled in the town and its environs.

The Divisional Police Officer, SP Felix Ekpoudom, stated this shortly after visiting a vandalised water fountain at Udom Emmanuel Boulevard in Atabong, Eket town. Ekpoudom said that the police became aware of the incident after the visit of Governor Umo Eno to Eket on May 3.

The DPO said that it was wrong to steal or vandalise public facilities, saying,” Those who do so are agents of underdevelopment”. We have observed that acts of vandalism are happening in some areas in Eket. We have begun our surveillance, we shall get hold of them,” he said. Ekpoudom urged residents of Eket to support the support with credible information to tackle the ugly menace.

”We need the cooperation of the community, you have to work with the police to tackle this challenge. We are committed towards tackling vandalism and other unlawful activities in the area. We shall apprehend them,” he added.

Earlier, the community Youth Leader, Mr Willie Mbong, described the issue of public facility vandalism in the area as worrisome. That water fountain is adding to the aesthetic beauty of the town. It is a bad thing to vandalise and steal some of its components.

”We shall take this issue seriously by reporting it to the appropriate authorities. Those behind this act must be unmasked.” He assured that the community would do everything possible to support the Police towards apprehending those involved in the act.

Source: Dailypost

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Court Fixes May 27 to Hear Applications on Ganduje’s Suspension

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Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

A Kano State High Court has set May 27, 2024, for the commencement of hearing in the case of the alleged suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.  The court, presided over by Justice Usman Malam Na’abba, will hear three applications: a preliminary objection, a joinder application, and an application challenging the court’s jurisdiction.

The applicants, Haladu Gwanjo and Laminu Sani Barguma, are seeking an order of interim injunction on Ganduje’s suspension from the APC.Counsel for the applicant, Ibrahim Sa’ad, requested a new date to respond to the counter affidavit filed by the respondents. Counsel for the respondents did not object to the request.

Counsel for the fourth respondent, Lydia Oyewo, informed the court that her client was not served with the court processes. Parties seeking to be joined in the case also informed the court of their position.

Justice Na’abba fixed May 27 for the hearing to allow all parties to serve their processes and respond to the applications.

Source: sunnewsonline

In other news – Military forcefully took away suspected oil bunkerers from police custody – IGP tells court

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the military forcefully took away some suspects allegedly involved in oil bunkering from police custody.

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Counsel to the IGP, Idris Mohammed, revealed this to Justice James Omotosho when the matter was called for the alleged oil bunkerers to take their plea in a five-count criminal charge filed against them. The IGP had, in an earlier charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/60/2024, listed 19 alleged oil bunkerers for prosecution. Read more

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