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Two Powerful People Frustrating My Husband —– Aisha Buhari Cries Out

Peter Okunoren

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Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.

Mrs. Buhari spoke at a conference organized by Project 4+4 in Abuja on Tuesday.

She, however, failed to mention the names of the powerful persons.

Wife of the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Dolapo Osinbajo, also attended the event.

According to Aisha, her husband’s administration had “achieved a lot but could have achieved more or even achieved all it had in one year but for two people in government who will never allow things to move fast.”

Aisha said that she was “disappointed in men who rather than fight these two men will go to them in the night begging for favour.”

Mrs. Buhari called on Nigerian women to rise and fight, adding, “I have realized that Senator Babafemi Ojodu, Special Adviser, political, to the President, and Dr. Hajo Sani, and wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Osinbajo, are not comfortable with my saying this and want me to confine myself to my prepared speech but we must say the truth.”

The President’s wife insisted that the powerful duo were retrogressive elements preventing the government from moving forward.

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2019 Election: There Won’t Be Peace In APC, I’ll Work Against The Party—– Buhari’s Minister, Shittu

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communication, has declared that he will work against his political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State during the 2019 election.

The Minister stated this during a media chat in Abuja on Wednesday, accusing the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, of blocking him from running for the governorship election.

Recall that the minister lost in the race for the party’s guber ticket in the state during the party primaries.

He declared that “without restitution, there won’t be peace in the APC.”

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, had earlier made the same threat to work against the ruling party.

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Get Ready To Go To Jail If You Spend Without Our Appropriation —- Reps Tell Amaechi, Others

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Members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday told Nigerian Ministers and other public officials working with the Executive arm of government that they were subject to scrutiny at all times on how budgetary allocations to their offices were used and that they will go to jail if they spend money without appropriation.

The lawmakers also said it would be an illegality which attracts a certain jail term should any minister go ahead to spend money not appropriated by the Legislature.
They therefore decided that henceforth, executive officials that fail to give a comprehensive account of allocations made to them would not have their 2019 budgets approved by the House.

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Hon. Nkiru Onyejiocha handed down the warning at a public hearing meant to scrutinize chief executives of 4 agencies in the sector on the performances of monies appropriated to them.

The officials included the Directors-General of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN), that of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA); and Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), as well at the Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMet).
Angry that none of the invited chief executives honoured the invitation sent to them to appear and defend their budget performances of the last 18 months, the committee which refused to take presentations from their representatives ruled that the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and his aviation counterpart, Hadi Sirika must appear before the lawmakers on Thursday this week.

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Traffic Laws: Unruly Motorists Risk Three Years Imprisonment, Forfeiture of Vehicles —– Lagos Government

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The Lagos State Government on Tuesday urged motorists to comply with the provisions of the State Traffic Laws, warning that government would not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on offenders.

In a statement, the State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem (SAN), said motorists must be reminded that violators of the law risk between one year and three years imprisonment and forfeiture of their vehicles to the State Government.

Kazeem said the Ministry of Justice, through the Mobile Courts, would intensify effort to prosecute the lawlessness of unruly motorists to restore sanity on Lagos roads.

This development, according to him, is in line with the directive given by Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, on efforts of the Government to curb the lawlessness of some motorists, which in recent times had led to gridlock and caused untold hardship for commuters in the State.

Specifically, Kazeem said the Ministry of Justice would ensure full implementation and compliance with the Road Traffic Law and other extant Laws on road management applicable in the State.

According to him: “The public is hereby reminded of the provisions of the Road Traffic Law, Laws of Lagos State 2015 and in particular, Section 7 which provides:

“Where an Officer of the Authority is for the time being engaged in the regulation of the traffic on the Highway or where any traffic sign being a traffic sign direction for regulating the movement of traffic or regulating the route to be followed by vehicle has been lawfully placed on or near a Highway in accordance with the provisions of this law, any person driving or propelling any vehicle who —-

“(a) neglects or refuses to stop the vehicle or to make it proceed or to keep to a particular lane or direction of traffic when directed to do so by the Officer in execution of his duties or

“(b) drives his vehicle against oncoming traffic or fails to conform to the direction or indication given by the traffic sign, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction for:

“(i) first offender one (1) year imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State
“(ii) second and subsequent offender three (3) years imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State.

“(c ) all offenders shall have their data and biometrics captured.”

The Attorney General further explained that Schedule 1 of the said law lists various traffic violations such as disobeying traffic control personnel and assault on their person, parking on yellow line, use of Bus Rapid Transit route by unauthorised vehicle, among others as offences that would be strictly prosecuted.

Kazeem, therefore, advised members of the public to be law abiding and co-operate with traffic officials in ensuring compliance and sanity on the roads.

Failure to do so, according to him, will cause the State to bring the full weight of the law on such offenders, adding: “Lagos State Government remains committed to enforcement of Law and Order to make living in the State an enjoyable and stress-free experience.”

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