Following divergent reports over what the composition of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet may look like, Sunday Vanguard understands that state Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked to be carried along in the appointment of ministers. The party leaders, who made their position known at a meeting with the party’s National Working Committee, […]Read More
A debate for the governorship candidates of four major political parties in Abia on Tuesday ended in chaos, following sporadic gunshots at Abia Hotels, Umuahia, venue of the exercise.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gunshots and teargas cannisters were fired by security aides to Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu and Dr. Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to contain the situation.
The shooting and teargas caused a stampede on the hotel premises, as scores of people, including newsmen and supporters of the candidates at the venue, scampered to different directions in a desperate bid to escape being hit by bullets.
It would be recalled that the governor was once Secretary to local government council, Chairman of local government council, Commissioner for Agriculture and at a time too, Commissioner for Health and water resources, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Senator before emerging as the Governor of Delta State.
According to the governor who thanked the organisers of the award ceremony, “recall that last year I was here to receive the ‘Man of The Year Award, 2017’ and I am honoured again today, these are possible because we are in perfect relationship with our people back home.”
2019 BUDGET SPEECH (BUDGET OF CONTINUITY)
His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja, wednesday, 19th December 2018
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