Today’s Headlines:Gen Bajowa Warns Tinubu Against Biased Appointments;Osun Remains APC Stronghold-Oyetola

Gen Bajowa Warns Tinubu Against Biased Appointments

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Retired General Olu Bajowa has cautioned President-elect Bola Tinubu against biased appointments

The elder statesman advised Tinubu to ensure an even spread of appointments in his administration for justice and equity.

The former Managing Director of the defunct Nigeria Airways gave the counsel in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.

Bajowa stressed that the composition of the appointees should reflect the diversity of Africa’s most populous nation.

The principles of fairness, equity, justice, and the rule of law should reign supreme in the next government, the retired officer noted.

Bajowa observed Nigeria is engulfed with the problems of moral compass, corruption, unemployment, poverty, hunger and insecurity.

Osun Remains APC Stronghold_Oyetola

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The immediate-past Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has appealed to members of the All Progressives Congress in the state to remain steadfast, saying the party is still popular among the people of the state.

Oyetola then called on APC members to cooperate with the Prof. Isaac Adewole-led committee set up to reposition the party in the state.

The call by the ex-governor came two days after the Supreme Court upheld his defeat at the last governorship election by the Peoples Democratic Party’s Ademola Adeleke, now the incumbent governor.

Oyetola, in a statement on Thursday, insisted that despite losing power, Osun remained the strongest hold of the APC.

He added that all hands must then be on deck to ensure the party was repositioned for an increased productivity, effective and efficient service delivery, and for the betterment of all and sundry.

Despite the challenges of the July 16 2022 governorship election, the number of persons who voted for our party in that election significantly improved from what we recorded in 2018. This clearly shows that our party, the APC, is still popular and remains the party to beat in Osun, any time, any day.

“The Osun electorate again demonstrated their love for the APC in the last presidential election as they gave our President-elect 343,945 votes, despite the intimidation, violence and killings that characterised that election,” Oyetola said.

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I’ll Help Tinubu Formulate Good Policies– Akpabio

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Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, and aspirant for the Senate President position, Sen.Godswil Akpabio, has he is committed to helping President-elect, Bola Tinubu formulate good policies for Nigeria.

The senator-elect stated this when a group of young professionals under the umbrella of Senator Akpabio Vanguard, paid him a solidarity visit yesterday.

He noted that with over 23 years of experience as a public servant, he is committed to helping the Tinubu in formulating good policies and laws that will be impactful on the lives of Nigerians.

The senator further said that when elected as president of the senate, he will work hand in hand with the presidency to ensure that poverty, insecurity, and other social vices are flushed out, while also promising to build youth and women of integrity that the society can reckon with.

Akpabio, who will represent Akwa Ibom North-West senatorial zone, thanked the group for their effort so far and promised not to fail Nigerians who believe in his leadership abilities.

FG Can’t Continue Feeding Inmates Jailed By States – Aregbesola

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The Federal Government has asked state governors to establish their own correctional services and also build their custodial centres, saying that the law has empowered them to do so.

Speaking at a two-day conference on Decongestion and Corrections Administration in Abuja on Thursday, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, lamented that the congestion of custodial centres had taken a toll on the finances of the FG.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, had disclosed that the FG earmarked N22.44bn to feed inmates in all the custodial centres across the country.

Belgore said 90 per cent of inmates in the custodial facilities were arrested and being prosecuted by state governments.

Speaking on Thursday, Aregbesola maintained that states must see to the accommodation and care of its offenders to save cost.

He said, “With the amendment to the constitution in this regard, states are now empowered to build correctional centres and facilities to house offenders, who are convicted and sentenced for committing state offences. Where states are unable to build custodial centres, it is believed that they can suggest ways to collaborate with the Federal Government in feeding and housing these state offenders.


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