Today’s Daily Brief: Gov. Amosun says Daniel is a confused person, Amaechi reveals why the First Lady dislikes him, Atiku plans on receiving N1 annual salary, and more

We deliver your news brief for Saturday, October 25, 2014.

 

Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has faulted a statement credited to his predecessor, Gbenga Daniel that within three years his administration borrowed N200bn.

He described the allegation as one from a ‘confused person.’

Amosun who was fielding questions from journalists on Friday at the inauguration of the Orange Valley Estate, Abeokuta, said his predecessor was overwhelmed by his achievement and thus confused.

Daniel had on Tuesday during the reunification rally held at the Peoples Democratic Party secretariat, Abeokuta, berated the state government for having borrowed N200bn in three yeas, despite millions of dollars left behind in the state account.

Punch

 

A former vice president and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Atiku Abubakar, may be setting a precedent as he plans to earn a token N1 as salary per annum, if he is elected president in the February 2015 election.

This indication emerged on Saturday ahead of the Policy Retreat Review at the Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, which begins Monday.

The retreat is part of the campaign strategies of the former vice president, who on September 24, formally declared his intention to seek the APC ticket, come December.

Premium Times

 

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Enugu State, Chief Vita Abba, on Saturday resigned from the office in order to contest the 2015 general elections.

It was learnt that Abba, who was among a number of politicians that nursed the ambition to succeed Governor Sullivan Chime before the emergence of a lawmaker, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as the party’s consensus gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, will be seeking election into the House of Representatives.

Abba’s resignation letter, which was dated October 20, was read and accepted at the PDP State Executive Committee meeting in Enugu on Saturday.

Punch

 

Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that money is the root of his disagreement with the Patience Jonathan.

While speaking at the graduation ceremony of students of University of Ibadan and Pioneer graduands of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Amaechi claimed that he fell out with First lady, Patience Jonathan, over his refusal to pay her royalties from the state’s coffers.

Amaechi also alleged that the first lady was responsible for the resurgence of militants, whom he had driven out of the state before. He claimed that his reluctance to give money to Abuja is responsible for their return to the state.

YNaija

 

Dr Abdul Bulama, the Minister of Science and Technology, on Friday, said President Goodluck Jonathan’s transformation agenda heavily relied on science and technology.

Bulama stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, at his palace in Zaria, Kaduna State.

The minister, who described science and technology as “the in-thing now”, said no nation would achieve rapid development without science and technology.

Leadership

Comments (2)

  1. Atiku! Atiku!! Atiku!!! How many times? Nobody will buy your your dummy… Good day!

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