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Lukman Questions Tinubu’s Administration Coastal Road Project

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Salihu Lukman

Salihu Lukman, a former National Vice Chairman, North-West, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised concerns over some infrastructural projects embarked upon by the Tinubu-led administration.

He lamented about the Lagos-Calabar coastal road project, which is expected to gulp ₦15 trillion.

The APC chieftain expressed his reservations, suggesting that the funds could have been better allocated to sectors in dire need, such as education.

Lukman criticized the approach taken by his party, the ruling APC, towards handling certain national projects and social investment programmes, describing some of the management as poor.

According to him, the massive financial commitment to the coastal road project might not align with the immediate socio-economic needs of the country, especially in enhancing human capital development in education.

The coastal road project, aimed at boosting economic activities along Nigeria’s coastline from Lagos to Calabar, has been touted by its proponents as a developmental leap.

Speaking on Channels TV, Lukman said, “Now we poorly manage it: the problem of corruption now under Asiwaju (President Bola Tinubu). So far it has been suspended because the minister (Betta Edu of the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development) is suspended and almost everything appears to be suspended with respect to social investment. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

“But when you look at some of the key decisions taken by this government, one of which is the Lagos Calabar coastal highway – you look at the amount of money, we are talking of ₦15 trillion, that is going to go – you ask yourself, given the challenges facing this country, is that the right priority?

“Imagine you invest ₦15 trillion in equipping our armed forces and trying to recover all the ungoverned spaces in the country. Imagine you invest that in terms of providing classroom blocks and recruiting teachers.”

According to him, with the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria increasing, the authorities should go beyond talking and start taking action.

Lukman said, “You know, now we talk about this statistic of 10 million out-of-school children but we do nothing.

“If, for instance, we are now going to mop up the state of some of these classes, you check online, you see certainly there is anything but class classroom.

“In many of our schools, you see a school with more than 500 pupils with only one teacher.”

 

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Lady Narrates Horrible Ordeal: I Slept With Another Man To Get Money To Take My Husband To Hospital After His Family Abandoned Him

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A lady identified as joy revealed how she found herself sleeping with another man who had offered to help her pay her husband’s hospital bills after his family abandoned him.

She met her husband while working as a nanny. She fell pregnant with him and decided to move into his house where she delivered after the nine months journey.

After a few years of living together, her husband lost his job which made him fall into depression and indulged in drinking illicit brews. She tried to ask his friends to talk to him to change to no avail…Read Full story…>>>

 

After a few months, her husband started complaining of severe stomach pain. Since he had no money to go to the hospital for tests to be conducted, he used to buy painkillers from the counter. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Joy used to wash people’s clothes to cater to their needs. She requested a young man who was her client to give her money to be able to take her husband to the hospital and promised to work for him to deduct the money from her earnings.

Her husband was diagnosed with kidney failure. She informed his family but they did nothing about it they never visited him. She requested the guy to give her another sum of money for her husband’s treatment. This time round the guy told her that the money was a lot and what she had to do was to sleep with him to give her the money.

Joy had no choice but to agree since she had nowhere to go and borrow money since her husband was in pain and couldn’t watch him without offering him any help. She got the money and took her husband to start dialysis. Unfortunately, her husband died at night while in Hospital

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APC Suspends Several Party Chieftains In Abia

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The decision to sack the chieftains was communicated in a letter dated June 5, 2024, and addressed to the state APC chairman, Kingsley Ononogbu, following an expanded meeting of party stakeholders in Aba where the suspension was unanimously endorsed.

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Aba North local government area of Abia State, have been suspended.

The suspended members were accused of gross misconduct, indiscipline, and impersonation.

The suspension notice was signed by stakeholders of the Aba North local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and has sparked controversy since it emerged on social media.

The decision to sack the chieftains was communicated in a letter dated June 5, 2024, and addressed to the state APC chairman, Kingsley Ononogbu, following an expanded meeting of party stakeholders in Aba where the suspension was unanimously endorsed.

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the state chairman, signed by the Abia North local government chairman of the party, Hon. Tony Anuforo, included the signed documents signed after the local government stakeholders meeting ratifying the suspended party chieftains.

Those suspended include Comrade Uche Moses (Eziama Ward 1), Mr. Uzoma Nwogu (Umuola Ward 8), and Mr. Uhiara Humphrey (Ward 4), amongst others.

As at the time of filling this report, the state chapter of the party is yet to make an official statement on the suspension of its chieftain by the Aba North party leadership.

No member of the suspended APC stakeholders in Aba North has made any official statement about their suspension from the party.

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President Tinubu Appoints New Leadership For PSC And Nigeria Police Trust Fund

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President Bola Tinubu has appointed DIG Hashimu Argungu (Rtd) as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC).

This was made known in a statement to newsmen on Monday evening.

The President has also approved the appointment of Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Secretary and DIG Taiwo Lakanu (Rtd) as Member of the Commission.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Senate. READ FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

Other members of the Police Service Commission will be appointed in due course.

Furthermore, the President has approved the appointment of Mr. Mohammed Sheidu as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (NPTF) with immediate effect.

“The President expects absolute demonstration of integrity, diligence, and patriotic zeal in the discharge of these important functions for the overall wellbeing of the Nigeria Police and the nation,” the statement concludedREAD FULL STORY HERE>>>CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING>>>

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