Today’s Headlines:Obi Replies Tinubu After Being Called Mr. Stingy, Abiodun Swears In 4 Perm Secs

Peter Obi Replies Tinubu After Being Called Mr. Stingy – W/OjyOkpe

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi over the weekend replied the recent comments by his opponent in the All Progressives Congress Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who during a campaign rally in Ondo state tagged Obi as Mr. Stingy, also alleging that the former Anambra state governor watched his people suffer while saving the state’s funds rather than save the people.

Peter Obi in response stressed that no one could fault him for refusing to steal public funds and no one has ever accused him of corruption.

Abiodun Swears In 4 Perm Secs

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The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has sworn in four new Permanent Secretaries, urging them to embrace diligence in order to attain the ‘Building our future together” agenda of his administration.

The new Permanent Secretaries are Timothy Olatunji; Samuel Adeogun; Mrs Moriamo Oloko and Wasiu Kuye.

Addressing them at an event held at the Executive Chambers, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday, the governor noted that the new Permanent Secretaries were appointed from a pool of erudite members of different cadres in the state public service.

He said, “This event is yet another symbolic representation of our administration’s commitment towards a continued strengthening and reform of the public service. It is believed that this continuous process will also place the public service in good stead so that it will perform its duty as the engine room of government.”

Abiodun also implored the new appointees to make probity their watchword and be prudent in the management of both human and material resources under their care.

Biden Shades Trump

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U.S President Joe Biden slammed news outlets for using “lies told for profit and power” to incite hatred, while making pointed jokes about Fox .

He also subtly shaded former President, Donald Trump, referring to his ongoing court cases.

Speaking at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday night, Biden referenced “truth buried by lies,” an apparent reference to false conspiracy theories that his 2020 election victory was the result of massive voter fraud.

Lies told for profit and power. Lies of conspiracy and malice repeated over and over again designed to generate a cycle of anger and hate and even violence,” Biden said.

That cycle, Biden added, has emboldened local jurisdictions to ban books, and “the rule of law and our rights and freedoms to be stripped away.”

Tinubu-Shettima ICC Dissolved

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The National Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Grassroots Independent Campaign Council, (TSGICC), Hon Silas Ali Agara has dissolved the council.In a statement announcing the dissolution of the body, Agara happily noted that the TSGICC, which campaigned at the grassroots level across the country, contributed to the resounding victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the February 25, 2023 election.

He noted that the Planning and Strategy Committee (PSC) had existed for over two years under the excellent leadership of some eminent and notable personalities, under whose auspices the TSGICC emerged to drive the successful grassroots-based campaign, approved the dissolution with immediate effect.

The ICC was a strategic and novel grassroots-based campaign initiative which was personally conceived by the President-elect and delicately nurtured by chieftains of PSC to drive the grassroots-based campaigns with popular appeal for massive impact.”

He explained that the TSGICC was specifically set up shortly after the emergence of the PCC to complement the latter by driving the campaigns to the nooks and crannies also known as the grassroots across the country.

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