Reconciliation: I’ve no running battle with Tinubu – Bode George
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Following his prolonged frosty relationship with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, weekend, said he bears no grudge against the former Lagos State governor.
Over the years, George has been a major critic of the President-elect and has threatened to go on exile if Tinubu becomes Nigeria’s president.
But some elders in Lagos State, weekend, met with the PDP leader and urged him to support and collaborate with Tinubu as he assumes office on May 29.
The outcome of the meeting to reconcile George and Tinubu was brokered by a former judge of the Lagos State High Court, Justice Ishola Olorunnimbe (retd).
The meeting, which dragged late into the night on Saturday, had in attendance leader of the Governance Advisory Council, GAC, the apex leadership of the party in Lagos State, Prince Tajudeen Olusi; the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; former Deputy Governors of Lagos State, Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele and Prince Abiodun Ogunleye.
Others present are former acting Secretary of the PDP, Chief Remi Akitoye; former Minister of Communications, Major General Tajudeen Olarenwaju (retd); Chief Gbadebo Dallas and Mrs Onikepo Oshodi.
Obasanjo endorses Akpabio, Abbas as Senate President, Speaker
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Achieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Olujonwo Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the consensus candidates for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, describing their choice as the best.
Obasanjo endorsed Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President and Abbas Tajudeen as Speaker.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Monday announced the consensus zoning arrangement and nominated preferred candidates for the leadership positions of the National Assembly.
Though some aspirants in the two Chambers have called for immediate review of the arrangement, APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu appealed for calm from the aggrieved lawmakers.
Shettima Warns Against Rancorous 10th National Assembly
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The vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, has warned against having a rancorous National Assembly, saying it would stain the relationship between the legislature and executive, thereby denying the people dividends of democracy.
He gave the warning when Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu who were endorsed by the APC for the position of the House of Representatives speaker and deputy met him in Abuja at the weekend.
The meeting was at the instance of the joint task group of the 10th House, comprising members of all the political parties with members-elect into the green chamber.
Addressing the over 100 lawmakers, Shetimma said former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, lost the 2015 election as a result of a rancour following the emergence of Aminu Tambuwal as speaker of the House against his party’s wish.
Federal Govt Commissions Intervention Fund Hospital In Port Harcourt Custodial Centre
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The federal government has commissioned a 20-bed comprehensive hospital, equipment and generating plant at the Maximum Security Custodial Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, in a statement by his media adviser, Mr. Sola Fasure, said the project would be an enduring legacy and a testimony of the utmost importance the President Muhamadu Buhari- led administration places on corrections as well as the welfare of inmates and its workforce.
Aregbesola who particularly acknowledged that the government had addressed the problem of inmates contacting diseases in custodial centres, said inmates at the various centres now have access to excellent medical care beyond the centres.
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