Today’s Daily Brief: Saraki wants Gov. Ahmed back, Peter Obi speaks on wasteful spending, and more

We deliver your news brief for Tuesday, October 4, 2014.


Immediate past  governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has blamed high cost of governance in Nigeria to the inability of government officials to curb wasteful expenditure that do not contribute to economic growth and wellbeing of the citizens.

Speaking at the World Bank Youth Forum interactive session yesterday, Obi said as a former governor, he knew areas where money could be saved for the needy sectors of the economy.



A former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki, and stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State have endorsed the Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, for a second term in office.

Saraki, in an interview with journalists in Ilorin on Saturday, stated that he endorsed Ahmed because he believed that the governor had performed well during his first term.

“In my own view, I believe that he has performed. He has provided leadership. He has built up from where we left. He has been able to bring significant development despite the paucity of funds in the state. He has shown responsibility and we believe that  leaving him in that direction for another four years for him will be good for the state,” Saraki said.



Sir Anthony Obuh, a leading governorship aspirant for Delta State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming primary election said he has the requisite experience to be the governor of Delta State in 2015.

Speaking during a media interactive session with journalists in Lagos, Obuh said he had 32 years cognate experience in the public service, eight of which he spent as permanent secretary, thereby being the most eligible person to seek election for the office of the governor of Delta State.



A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, adjourned till November 20, to hear the motion for substituted service in a suit against the All Progressive Congress, APC, over ward congress irregularities.

Mr Bamidele Avoseh, a member of the party, in the suit, is seeking an order, setting aside the APC congress, held in May, for allegedly being irregular.

He is also asking the court to declare that the refusal to submit his name as a delegate duly listed to contest the state delegates congress election, was contrary to the Electoral Act.


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