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Tinubu Will Fix Nigeria In Eight Years – Danyaro



A former Plateau governorship aspirant Sarpiya Danyaro Dakon, has expressed confidence in the competence of the All-Progressive Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to transform Nigeria in eight years.

He spoke with newsmen in Abuja during the launch of a Tinubu/Shettima School to School (TSSTS) Campaign Organisation.

Dakon explained that the track record of Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos state governor gives a glimpse to what he will achieve if elected as president.

He said: “Those who know Tinubu are aware of his pedigree, he is somebody that we know can turn Nigeria around for the better. You heard the way he turned Lagos around into an independent state when he was governor.

“Before his tenure, Lagos internally generated revenue of just about N600m When he was leaving office after 8 years, he turned it into N86 billion. He can also do 5 times of what he did in Lagos on a federal level.

“You can only imagine where Nigeria will be at the end of his tenure as President. I am talking about capability. Of course, in politics, you must think of a strategy that will win the election for you and as far as I am concerned that is one of the things that our principal considered before choosing his running mate. I agree Nigeria is a very religious country, and so it is possible that some people from the Christian side might feel sad because they feel they discriminated, but it is all about winning and not religion.

“I want to appeal to Nigerians to remember that it is better to get someone who is capable, can give us what we deserve and carry us along to forget the issue of religion. Because religious sentiments will take us nowhere. Asiwaju himself is a Muslim, his wife is a Christian, not just a Christian but a pastor. So that shows how liberal he is.”

National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Hamza Mohammed Auta explained the TSSTS is organised to enlighten and educate students from all tertiary institutions in Nigeria on the pedigree, track record and outstanding performance of its principal.

He also outlined Tinubu’s investment in education and health during his tenure as Lagos state governor, expressing confidence that the APC presidential flag bearer will transform these sectors if elected as president.

“It is pertinent to state that Tinubu during his tenure as Lagos state governor, injected the sum of N1 billion for Lagos State University between 2006-2008 for infrastructure development, provided free education in all public primary and secondary schools including payment of WAEC/NECO fees as well as all internal examination fees, construction of 4 millennium secondary schools each with 39 classrooms in primary schools, provision of additional 2,500 new classrooms to the school system through the Special Committee for rehabilitation of public schools which rehabilitate 250 schools at a cost of N2.8 billion.

“It is also on record that Tinubu as a Governor of Lagos State between 1999-2007 ordered that his monthly basic salary be paid to four rehabilitation centres for infrastructure development until further notice. The beneficiaries of this charity are Pacelli School 1 and 11 (Surulere), Modupe Cole children Care and Treatment House (Yaba) and the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Nigeria (Ikeja).

“Jagaban free health policy for children below 18 and adults above 65 years, free eye surgery and glasses were distributed to patients for free,” he said.


Tunisia’s President Saied urged to resign after lowest turnout ever




The Tunisian electoral authority announced on Sunday that turnout for Saturday’s parliamentary elections stood at only 8,8%.

Despite the low turnout, the lowest in any poll since the revolution in 2011, the president of the electoral authority described the process as clean due to the lack political financingand vote buying.

“From my point of view the reason is clear. It is a change in the system of polling and the lack of political funding for electoral campaigns. Because for the first time, and we say it taking our responsibilities, for the first time there have been clean elections and a clean electoral campaign, free from political funding that was the reason behind buying votes – let us be clear and frank – so for the first time the Tunisian elections were pure”, said Farouk Bouasker, president of Tunisia’s ISIE electoral commission.

Opposition groups boycotted the election, describing it as part of a “coup” against democracy.

The main opposition alliance called on the president to bring all political forces together for consultations.

“It (electoral commission, Ed.) says the turnout is 8.8%. We say it is an earthquake of 8.8 on the Richter scale. We ask those who run (the country) illegally and without any legitimacy to leave”, demanded National Salvation Front leader, Ahmed Nejib Chebbi.

The election took place almost a year and a half after Saied deployed military vehicles to suspend parliament, following months of political deadlock.

In July, President Saied used a referendum to push through a new constitution virtually stripping parliament of any real power.

Preliminary results are expected Monday.

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US President Joe Biden turns 80 Today: New Generation’ of Democratic Leaders Takes Control in Congress




President Joe Biden will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has reached that milestone while in office and fueling speculation about how his advancing age will affect his political future.

Biden — who was the oldest person to assume the presidency in January 2021, just 61 days after his 78th birthday — has said he intends to make another White House bid, even as his age-adjacent peers, including 82-year-old House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have made the decision to step away from leadership in order to make way for a younger generation.

“My intention is that I will run again. But I’m a great respecter of fate and this is ultimately a family decision. I think everybody wants me to run but we’re going to have discussions about it. And I don’t feel any hurry one way or the other to make that judgment.” he said last week, after helming what many say is the most successful midterm election for a sitting president’s party in decades, though noting that those results would not have an impact on his decision to run again.

PHOTO: President Joe Biden greets guests before speaking at an event at the White House complex, Nov. 18, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Biden is the oldest person to serve as commander in chief in the nation’s history. Should he seek reelection in 2024 and win, the president would be 86 by the end of his second term. He has said he’ll talk over his future with his wife and the rest of his family over the holidays.

Biden has said he is hoping that he and his wife “get a little time to actually sneak away for a week around between Christmas and Thanksgiving” and that his decision to run for reelection will likely “be early next year we make that judgment.”

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Resign If You Have Conscience – Nana Aba Anamoah to Ofori Atta



Nana Aba Anamoah

Popular media personality based in Ghana, Nana Aba Anamoah, has heaped an unquenchable fire on the head of Ghana’s Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori Atta.

This follows the recent fall of the Ghana cedi against the dollar. In the past month, the cedi has depreciated over 40 percent which has led to rampant price hikes in the country.

The EIB Network manager, known to be extremely vocal and outspoken, commenced her campaign with an open letter to the minister about three days ago.

In the letter, the former called the latter ‘incompetent’, adding that “you have willfully provoked us with your abysmal management”.

Ghanaians, who are the main victims of the current unbearable hardship in the country, seem to love the step the woman has taken with many applauding her for her boldness and fearlessness.Nana Aba Anamoah

A post on the Facebook page of the former tv3 Ghana employee sighted by Mediaplugafrica this morning reads, “If you have a conscience and humility as the Christian you make us believe you are, you’ll acknowledge that the voice of the people is the voice of God. RESIGN, KEN OFORI-ATTA. WALK AWAY.”

Nana Aba Anamoah

In another post, Nana Aba wrote, “Ken Ofori-Atta should just walk away. Come on.”Ken Ofori-Atta

She made it a point to give the president of the land his fair share in her rants as she charged him to prove that he has the men.

Reacting to the GHOne and Star FM’s on-air personality’s way of addressing the economic crisis, some citizens suggested that the president himself must be impeached.

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