TODAY’S HEADLINES: Why Obi, Atiku Are Not Eligible To Be President; Pray For Nigeria – Adeboye, Ooni

Why Obi, Atiku Are Not Eligible To Be President

Southsouth support groups of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have given reasons why Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP are not eligible to be president in 2023.

The groups, from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta and Edo states, at the weekend converged on Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, for a mini rally in support of Bola Tinubu/Kashim Shettima presidential aspiration.

They said the presidential aspirations of Obi and Atiku were a threat to the unity and peaceful co-existence of the country, adding that the Tinubu/Shettima presidential project would unite the country and bring prosperity for all.

Addressing the rally, Ntufam Eta, chairman, Support Groups Coordination Committee, Southsouth, APC Presidential Campaign Council, said Atiku’s ambition was against the power rotation arrangement between the North and South.

He urged Akwa Ibom people not to vote for Atiku because he was instrumental to the collapse of Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON).

Pray For Nigeria—Adeboye, Ooni

General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and Ooni of Ife Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, have urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers to God for a better country.

They spoke at the weekend in Ilorin, Kwara State, during a 12-hour marathon praise worship and thanksgiving, ‘YADAH 2022’ organised by the House of Prayer Assembly.

Oba Ogunwusi, who thanked the congregation for their prayers ‘which is sustaining the country’, said people should live a life of making people happy.

He said: “I thank God for the life of Pastor Omorinoye, founder of House of Prayer Assembly and his wife for living a life of making people happy.”

Senate Queries NEITI On N960m Personnel Cost

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has queried the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative over a N960m personnel cost in the 2022 budget allotted to 43 employees.

While presenting the budget before the committee, Executive Secretary of NEITI, Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya, said N960m was allotted to personnel cost while N760.9 m was allocated for overhead cost. Also, N344m was devoted to capital expenditure, he said.

Explaining further, he said 51 per cent of personnel cost had been spent. He noted that 58 per cent of overhead cost had been expended, revealing that only 50 per cent of capital had been released.

Buhari Weak In Managing Nigeria’s Economy, Governance–Report

Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari has performed poorly in governance, economic and political transformation, according to the BTI 2022 Country Report.

The Bertelsmann Transformation Index (BTI) measures the development status and governance of political and economic transformation processes in developing and transition countries.

Founded in 1977, the report is published biennially by Bertelsmann Stiftung, an independent establishment based in Gütersloh, Germany.

More than 250 experts from leading academic institutions and civil society organizations worldwide assessed 137 nations.

Nigeria is 108th overall: 86th spot for political transformation, 113th for economic transformation, and 99th for governance index.


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