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Reps invite Minister for questioning over maltreatment of Nigerians abroad

House of reps invited Minister for foreign affairs for questioning over maltreatment of Nigerians abroad.

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Reps Invite Minister For Questioning Over Maltreatment Of Nigerians Abroad

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has been invited by the House of Representatives for questioning on issues bothering on the continued maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially United Arab Emirates.

Reps Invite Minister For Questioning Over Maltreatment Of Nigerians Abroad
Reps Invite Minister For Questioning Over Maltreatment Of Nigerians Abroad

The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Rep. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, revealed this to newsmen over the weekend.

Akande-Sadipe spoke during the commissioning of a sports and educational facility in Awe town, Oyo State, adding that the welfare of Nigerians living abroad matters to the lawmakers.

Akande-Sadipe said the Minister owes the Nation an explanation on what is happening to citizens of the country in the diaspora.

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She expressed concerns that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was not doing enough yet to get Nigerians respected in their various places of abode abroad.

According to her: “The key issue right now is the UAE.

“We have invited the Minister of Foreign affairs to come and tell us what is happening to Nigerians in the Diaspora, especially at the UAE.

“When we get this update, we will know the way forward from there.”

The Oluyole Federal Constituency representative promised Nigerians that the House will not sweep the matter under the carpet, but pursue it to a meaningful end.

Akande-Sadipe said: “In spite of what is happening, I assure you that this matter will not end on the table of hearings alone.

“We will ensure something is done.

“You recall the matter of Temitope Ariwolo and other Nigerian girls returned to the country.

“We played a huge part in that, success.”

Speaking on the facility initiated by House of Assembly member, Seyi Adisa, Akande-Sadipe noted that it was evidence that Nigerians could do a lot to support the Government.

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Nigeria would have been better if leaders followed Lar’s example: Jonathan

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Nigeria would have been better if leaders followed Lar’s example: Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria would have been a better place to live if the country’s leaders had followed the example of the late Solomon Lar and other like-minded politicians.

“If we had continued in the same political trajectory promoted by the likes of Chief Lar in the second and third republics, our country would have been better off in terms of our unity, peace and pace of development,” said Mr Jonathan, at the public presentation of a book ‘Chronicles of the Rainbow’, and the inauguration of the Solomon and Mary Lar Leadership Institute, in Abuja on Thursday. “Chief Lar offered love in place of bitter and divisive politicking, built bridges to cement the cracks in our unity and showed courage in the face of injustice and military dictatorship.”

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The ex-president urged politicians to imitate the political attributes of inclusion, sacrifice and selflessness, which he said the Plateau’s first civilian governor exhibited.

“As we head towards the 2023 general elections, I will urge that we all, as critical stakeholders, whether as candidates or voters, embrace the principles of the late Chief Solomon Lar’s politics of inclusion, bridge-building, unity and accommodation,” Mr Jonathan added.

He recalled that Mr Lar was the only governor from the North in the Second Republic who contested and won an election on the platform of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP), a party that had the South as its stronghold.

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The former president stressed that Mr Lar’s stance and subsequent victory alone epitomised his character and disposition as a bridge builder and advocate of national unity.

“Sadly, we are now playing the kind of politics that Chief Lar detested. Issues around ethnicity, religious bigotry, hate speech and personal attacks, rather than principles and policies affecting the lives of Nigerians, have continued to dominate political discourses around the country as political parties begin their campaigns,” Mr Jonathan admitted.

He, however, urged “politicians who are seeking to occupy different elective offices across the nation, as well as leaders and promoters of the various political parties to learn from the likes of Chief Solomon Lar, who played politics of sacrifice and selflessness, in the interest of the people.”

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PDP appoints Directors for National Campaign Management Committee

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PDP appoints Directors for National Campaign Management Committee

The leadership of the presidential campaign organisation (PCO) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the appointment of Directors and Deputy Directors for its National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).

A statement by Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, the Director General of the campaigns, yesterday listed the directors of the campaign directorate to include Director, Training, Austin Opara; Director, Strategic Communications, Dele Momodu; Director, Field Operations, Umar M. Bature, Director, Finance, Abdullahi Hussaini MaiBasira and Director, Security & Intelligence, Brig-Gen. Koko Essien, Rtd.

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Others were the Director, Support Group, Mrs. Baraka Sani; Director, Admin, Ibrahim Bashir; Director, Legal Affairs, Kamaldeen Ajibade; Director, Technical, Nurudeen Taoheed Ademola (Youth), Director; Election Management, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher;

Director, Research, Dr. Sam Amadi, and Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Mrs. Sanyaolu Modupeola.
Other directors included that for International Affairs, Amb. Ahmed Magaji, Director; Voter Intelligence & Strategy, Chief Osita Chidoka; Director, Diaspora Group, Prof. Isah Odidi; Deputy Director, Election Management (South), Rt. Hon. Tolford Ongolo and Deputy Director, Election Management (North), Hon. Chile Igbawua
Tambuwal called on the directors, “to please contact the DDG, Administration, Prof. Adewale Oladipo for further details.”

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He urged them so stay committed to the campaigns.

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Calls for secession: Lai Mohammed identifies key reasons responsible

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has stayed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will loot the country’s treasury dry if they are given another opportunity to be in power.

This was stated by Mohammed while speaking in Tanzania, in reaction to the controversy surrounding the return of N122.4 million by members of the PDP’s national working committee (NWC).

“If a man can steal from himself, he will steal without any restrain from other people. The problem is that PDP will never change and like they say, a leopard will never change its spots. When PDP lost elections in 2015, they admitted that they had learnt their lessons, but obviously, they have learnt nothing.

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God forbid, if they ever have access to public purse again, they will leave no kobo there. We know what we met when we assumed office in 2015, we are still wailing from it. We hope Nigerians have now seen from this scandal the intention of PDP if they ever have access to public treasury.”

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Mohammed said the party should be questioned on the source of the funds shared, adding that as a member of the NWC of the APC, no money was ever paid into his account.

“Never did I remember that any form of money, call it, accommodation, or whatsoever, was ever paid into the account of any member of the NWC of either ACN or APC” he said.

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