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APC chieftain endorses Yari for Senate Presidency



Alhaji Sha’ayau Sarkinfawa, a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara, has endorsed Sen. Abdul’aziz Yari for the Senate Presidency of the 10th National Assembly.

Sarkinfawa stated this in an interview with Newsmen in Gusau on Sunday.

“My appeal to the party’s leadership at the national level to zone the position of Senate President of the 10th Assembly to the Northwest.

“The Northwest played greater contribution to the emergence of the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu.

“We gave the highest number of votes compared to any other zone in the country, therefore we deserve Senate President position.

“I am confident that Senator-elect Abdul’aziz Yari has all it takes to occupy the number one position in the 10th Senate.

“Infact as former Chairman Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) he is qualified for the seat considering his track record and experiences in politics and governance,” he said.

Sarkinfawa added: “Yari had greatly promoted national unity throughout his tenure as NGF’s Chairman with the help of the state governors.

“As two term governor of Zamfara, he performed wonderfully well in the areas of infrastructure, education, agriculture, security, human and capital development, among others.

“As a lawmaker who represented Anka/Talata-Mafara Federal Constituency on the platform of ANPP, Yari served in various standing and ad hoc committees in the National Assembly.

“Under his chairmanship, the forum initiated policies that impacted positively on the lives of Nigerians, through negotiation and amicable deliberations between the three arms of government. ”

Sarkinfawa appealed to APC leadership to declare Yari as its consensus candidate for the position of the Senate President of the 10th Assembly.

“I am also seeking for support of all political parties and their Senators-elect irrespective of party differences to vote for Yari,” he added

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President Bola Tinubu Suspend Godwin Emefiele as CBN Governor



President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has suspended the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, CFR, from office with immediate effect,” the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey said in a Friday statement.

“This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.

“Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of the investigation and the reforms.”

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What I Have Seen About Tinubu’s Government – Shehu Sani Reveals



Barely two weeks after he assumed office, former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has expressed satisfaction with the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu so far.

The non-serving senator said the president has started on a good footing and has demonstrated civility especially in giving listening ears to people.

Sani stated this when he appeared on the Channels Television programme “Politics Today” yesterday.

According to him, given critical observation and consultations with individuals and groups, he was satisfied with the administration for now.

Going ahead, he however said that the president must arrest insecurity and growing violent attacks while handling the fragile economic situation of the country.

To address these, Sani said Tinubu should seek wise counsel in appointing leaders of security agencies and constitute a knowledgeable economic team.

He said, “First of all, I can see that he has started on a good footing in the sense that he has proven to be a president first of all as a civil servant and also gives a listening ear to people. From what we can see from distance and consulting individuals and groups, I think he has started right, I am satisfied with the level of consultation for now.”

He said what the President has to do is to get people that are competent and capable, to man the position of authority as he pilots the ship of state to the future. “ He also needs to set an immediate priority of what he needs to address and as far as Nigeria is concerned, first is security and the second is economy, these two are very important,” he added

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Lagos State Youngest Lawmaker Pledges Effective Representation



The thirty-six-year-old youngest member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Sabur Oluwa, has promised his Constituents of effective representation.

Oluwa, who is representing the Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II at the Assembly, was among the 40 lawmakers inaugurated at the 10th Lagos Assembly on Tuesday.

The lawmakers took the Oath of Office after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu proclaimed the 10th Assembly on Tuesday.

Oluwa reiterated his commitment to quality representation that would bring speedy development to the constituency and also promote peace and harmony among constituents.

He said; “By the grace of God, the mandate given to me by my constituents in Ajeromi-Ifelodun constituency II will not be betrayed. The confidence they have in me will be justified. The love of my constituents for me, through their votes in the election that brought me in, will be reciprocated.

“The peculiarities of our constituency, being one of the most populous and ethnically diverse in Nigeria, set us apart. We will leverage these to attract the requisite attention and development to Ajegunle.”

“I will ensure effective and sound representation at the House of Assembly, Lagos, to positively impact the lives of Ajegunle people,” the 36 years old lawmaker said.

Oluwa is the youngest lawmaker in the 10th Assembly.

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