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2023: Corrupt Practices Have Crippled Nigeria’s Growth For Too Long, Peter Obi Fumes

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Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has said that if elected in 2023 his administration will have and show zero-tolerance for corruption, noting that corrupt practices have crippled Nigeria’s growth for too long.

In a brief statement on Monday, Mr Obi said allowing corruption to deprive Nigerians of the dividends of democracy will not be accepted.

“We will have zero tolerance for corruption; block leakages and cut the cost of governance. Our total commitment to transparency and accountability in government business is the only credible way to achieve limited to zero corruption.

“The burden of endemic corruption is borne by the citizens; they are denied the high living standards which the wealth of their country should have given them through the provision of public infrastructure and services.

“To have corruption eat so deeply into the fabric of our public life, such that over 80% of our common wealth is devoured by a small minority, while most of our people are left to scrounge and scavenge for a living is totally unacceptable,” Mr Obi asserted.

In an earlier statement on Sunday, the former Anambra State governor said Nigeria at the moment is in dire need of a leadership that will transform the nation.

According to Mr Obi, this is the exact kind of leadership that he and his running mate – Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, will avail Nigerians if elected in the forthcoming election.

“Nigeria is badly in need of a reformative leadership. Bad leadership has hurt us deeply, damaged our psyche and diminished our potentials and dreams.

“Ultimately, the overall goal of the Obi-Datti administration will be to streamline governance, make it more responsive, transformative, effective, less transactional and therefore, efficient and cost-effective,” Obi stated.

In his opinion, the desire to take Nigeria back is nearly unanimous.

“We may be used to the old order; but we cannot vote for continuity of corruption, recklessness, impunity and poverty. Deprivation is not habit forming. Nigerians desire a better life.

“We can no longer gamble with our fate and future. I’m running for president because, I am qualified, I have the capacity, credibility, commitment, stamina, governance experience, and track record. More importantly, Nigerians can trust me.

“There is Nigeria; But there are no Nigerians. Currently, Nigeria works for a small minority of people; Nigeria must work for ALL Nigerians”.

Mr Obi further asserted that Nigerians must be able to dwell securely and in safety wherever they live, adding that this is the first duty of government.

“This makes security a top priority for me,” he buttressed.

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‘How Fake Zenith Bank Agent Stole N141,000 From My Account’, Hairstylist Narrates

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Mary Ajah, a hairstylist in Osun State, has narrated how a fraudster posing as a Zenith Bank representative defrauded her of N141,000.

The hairstylist said the scammer succeeded in his scheme because she was desperate to resolve a problem she had with her current bank account.

She said she chatted with the bank to find out what she could do to receive alerts via text messages and her email address but she was told to reach out to them via their social media handles or email addresses as they were not receiving calls at the time.

According to Ajah, this problem of not receiving notifications from her account had been going on since October, immediately after creating a current bank account.

“I sent an email to Zenith Bank, but they didn’t respond on time, so I chatted with them via Twitter. I got a number from the Twitter account and was asked to chat with them on WhatsApp,” Ajah said.

“I didn’t realise on time that the number I received was from an impostor. While we were chatting, the scammer said he wanted to help me link up my savings account to my current account so I could start getting notifications.

“Then I got a number from Twitter to chat with on WhatsApp, but I didn’t realise that it wasn’t their number.

“He requested my card details, which I gave him. But immediately after that, I noticed that they withdrew N141,000. It was then that I had to tell my account officer what had happened.”

Ajah stated that she reached out to the bank after the ugly incident occurred but nothing could be done to salvage the situation.

 

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BBTitans: HoH Blue Aiva And Partner Save Yemi’s Pair As Khosi, Miracle, 7 Others Face Possible Eviction

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Housemates in the Big Brother Titans reality show have nominated each other for possible eviction on Sunday.

Recall that Blue Aiva and Kanaga Jnr emerged Head of House on Monday night.

This followed the eviction of Sandra and Theo during the live show on Sunday.

At the end of the nomination process on Monday, BlaqLeng, KhosiCle, ThabaNa, YeLisa and JayKay.

However the HOH, KanAiva saved Yelisa and replaced with MaYa.

Here is how housemates nominated:

YeLisa- JayKay and BlaqLeng

JayKay- JenniLi and ThabaNa

Royals -KhosiCle and ThabaNa

KhosiCle -Royals and BlaqLeng

JuVonne – KhosiCle and BlaqLeng

JenniLi -YeLisa and KhosiCle

JuOvla -BlaqLeng and ThabaNa

BlaqLeng -KhosiCle and JuVonne

MaYa -ThabaNa and BlaqLeng

ThabaNa -JayKay and YeLisa

KanAiva -JayKay and KhosiCle

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2023: I Rescued You From Obasanjo’s Onslaught, Tinubu Fires Atiku

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….Your Continuous Gaffes, Miscues Are Effects Of Your Failing Health, Ex VP Replies Asiwaju

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has claimed he “rescued” the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Abubakar, who served as vice-president under Obasanjo, had a running battle with his former principal for years.

Both men reconciled ahead of the 2019 general election.

However, Obasanjo has since thrown his weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) for this year’s poll.

Speaking on Monday during a campaign rally in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Tinubu said: “I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat.

“He ran away to Dubai, and when the election came again, he (Atiku) came for stomach infrastructure. We rehabilitated him in Lagos and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money.

“He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects.”

Meanwhile, the camp of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar said the “constant gaffes” of All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate Bola Tinubu were embarrassing.

Tinubu has made over 20 gaffes publicly since he declared his intention to contest, Atiku’s special assistant on public communication Phrank Shaibu indicated on Monday.

A statement he signed said in Tinubu’s rally in Akwa Ibom, the APC flagbearer goofed about making Atiku a Senate President though his opponent never contested any legislative election.

Shaibu noted that the former Lagos governor’s gaffes and miscues are “effects of his failing health” which present danger to national security.

The aide recalled Tinubu’s comment on recruitment of 50 million youths into the Army to solve the unemployment problem, advice to Nigerians to renew their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before they expire, among others.

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