Tinubu counsel Nigerians on national unity

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The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress APC, Bola Tinubu has called on Nigerians to support the federal government’s efforts to foster national unity.

Tinubu who stated this after meeting with President Muhammmadu Buhari alongside some leaders of the Afenifere group, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday, said the first step to guarantee security of the country, is “to address the problem speech of hate, intolerance across the nation and look at the problem of security holistically and from the grassroots level.

Speaking on insecurity, Tinubu tasked government to address the issue of shortage of police personnel, by looking at the recruitment from 774 Local Governments and be able to effectively have information.

“it takes time to train people; you equally create employment from such an action; I mean employment for the people and strengthen security intelligence from the grassroots
He said the government is making efforts to diversity the economy, adding “we have the various scale of thinking that the economic council will have to bring about”

“ He noted that government was working on infrastructural deficit, poverty and insecurity. Those are the things that we will put emphasis on; you know it, I know it, there is infrastructural deficit across the country and without infrastructure, you cannot galvanise the economy; you have the question of electricity that is critical to industrialization and economic growth.

“Sure, I don’t want to be clannish or sectional; the question is that we want to build a nation and always believe in our diversity for prosperity not from adversity and progressives like the president will join hands to build the country.

“No matter what, we have nothing, but one country and that is the only way that we can stimulate growth and understanding among various nationalities; … Read More...

2023: Bode George attacks Tinubu, says presidential ambition dead on arrival

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Bode George, a former national vice- chairman of the main opposition the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has said that the alleged plan by Bola Ahmed Tinubu to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 would fail.

George stated this Thursday during a media session with journalists in his office in Lagos State.

There hasve been recent reports in the media that Tinubu, who is a national leader of the APC, was eyeing the nation’s top job in 2023 when the position is expected to be zoned to the South.

Tinubu has however, denied such reports on several occasions.

But George, who is a leader of the PDP in Lagos State, warned that such move was not in the interest of the nation, even when President Muhammadu Buhari has not been sworn into office for second term and was capable of derailing the country.

According to him, “This is a cheap talk, silly inordinate ambition; this is what is driving our country in the gutter; is it because he got it easy here in Lagos State? We should pray for such individual, what he has tried in Lagos State let him go to Ogun State and try it.

“He went to Osun and said you people don’t have my money; such talk is ignorantly arrogant”, George said.

The PDP further bemoaned the state of the country twenty years after returning to democratic rule, warning that the current problem bedeviling the nation may worsen without the practice of true federalism.

He canvassed for the diversification of the nation’s economy, stressing that the current practice of depending on crude oil as a source of revenue was becoming unreliable.

“Nigeria is in a precarious situation now, until we go back to true federalism where the management of the country would be … Read More...