Today’s Headline: Shehu Warns Against Too Much Expectations From Presidents; Peter Obi Challenges Tinubu On Transparency

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Garba Shehu Urges Nigerians to Lower Expectations for Future Presidents

Former presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, advised Nigerians to lower their expectations for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and future presidents, citing that no leader can solve all the nation’s problems.

He mentioned that some of the challenges faced by the previous administration were due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine, which affected grain importation.

Shehu also highlighted the need for realistic expectations, stating that while leaders can do a lot, no single leader can do everything for a nation.

Shehu’s remarks were made at the 21st Trust Dialogue, where he discussed the theme “Tinubu’s Economic Reforms: Gainers and Losers” and emphasized the importance of managing expectations when electing a president. He used the example of President Buhari, stating that he was a victim of the crisis of expectations and that Nigerians should be mindful of setting inhumane expectations for their leaders.

Peter Obi Challenges Tinubu: Make Public All Trips Funded by Taxpayers

Peter Obi, the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, has urged President Bola Tinubu to disclose all publicly funded trips, considering him a national asset.

Obi emphasized the need for transparency, suggesting that even private visits should be at Tinubu’s expense to cut down on public spending. This comes in response to Tinubu’s recent private visit to France, raising questions about the accountability of taxpayer resources.

Obi advocates for a more open approach, aligning with cost-cutting measures for the benefit of the nation’s financial stability.

Northern Elders Demand Reversal of FAAN, CBN Relocation Decision

The Katsina State Elders Forum urges President Tinubu to reverse the relocation of CBN departments and the Yar’adua Airport expansion project to Lagos, calling it unwise and unconstitutional. The group warns of dire consequences if the decision persists, challenging Tinubu’s commitment to Northern development.

Governor Fubara Expresses Ambition to Elevate Rivers State to Lagos Status

Following the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his victory, Governor Fubara aims to make Rivers State highly competitive, aspiring to measure up to Lagos. He calls for unity among stakeholders to build a dream state, acknowledging President Tinubu and Nyesom Wike’s roles in the legal victory.

22 Repentant Boko Haram Members Graduate from Deradicalization Program

22 former Boko Haram and ISWAP members complete the Federal Government’s deradicalization program in Gombe. The ceremony emphasizes a non-kinetic approach to tackle insecurity, presenting certificates and starter packs to encourage self-reliance. Chief of Defence Staff dismisses misconceptions about the operation.

Super Eagles Captain Invites President Tinubu to AFCON in Côte d’Ivoire

Ahmed Musa urges President Tinubu to attend AFCON in person, not on TV, as Super Eagles face Cameroon in the Round of 16. The request comes during a Zoom meeting with the Minister of Sports, Sen. John Owan Enoh, who assures that the President will attend.

President Tinubu Urges Super Eagles to Improve Performance in AFCON

President Tinubu, through Sports Minister John Enoh, expresses dissatisfaction with Super Eagles’ group stage performance in AFCON. He calls for an improvement in the tournament’s final stages and assures players that he is closely watching their matches.

Court Sends Suspended UNICAL Professor and Lawyer to Kuje Prison

A Federal High Court orders the remand of Prof. Cyril Ndifon, suspended UNICAL Dean, and his lawyer, Sunny Anyanwu, in Kuje Correctional Centre. They face charges of alleged sexual harassment and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

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