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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Wednesday, 09 January, 2019 Edition)

Lai Mohammed

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday morning????. Enjoy!

1.The Federal Government of Nigeria in its reaction to the release of an audio recording in which Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport who also serves as the Director General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council allegedly criticized President Muhammadu Buhari said that the revelation will not break the ruling party. “What is the point in shopping around for audio clips or publications that are then maliciously edited out of context? Why do they think this will break our ranks in the ruling party? What advantage do they think they can get from this infantile act? Whoever wants to circulate any audio or video clip should do so in its entirety so the people can understand the context. Otherwise, let them continue wasting their time circulating an audio that is clearly designed to blackmail,” Lai Mohammed, said while speaking to journalists in Abuja.

2. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has attacked the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, saying that Atiku does not have any vision for Nigerians and does not deserve another shot at power because he blew his opportunity under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He noted that the February 16 Presidential poll will be between two opposition vision; “one seeking to better the lot of generality of Nigerians and one which has no regard for the public but seeks to return the country to the days of official malpractices and corruption.”

3. President Muhammadu Buhari in a recent interview with Arise TV admitted that the performances of his Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, might be disappointing, but he takes responsibility for not changing them. He noted that as an experience military man, changing service chiefs in the middle of a war is very dangerous. “While fighting insecurity, if you remove the  service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, if you don’t wait for an appropriate time to do it, then you create competition within the service. There are many ambitious people waiting within the service but only one man can be  the Chief of Army Staff, only one man can be Chief of Air Staff, only one man can be  the IG,” he said.

4. Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday while speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kwara State Governorship Campaign, urged the people of the state to reject efforts by some politicians to hand over the state to their paymasters in Lagos and Abuja. He noted that he dumped the All Progressives Congress because President Muhammadu Buhari was running a government that did not care for the people. “Kwara belongs to Kwarans and all efforts by seasonal politicians  to hand it over to their Lagos and Abuja paymasters shall be frustrated,” he said. “We decided to  return  to the PDP because we need  a government that will   care for our people, give jobs to our people. We should not vote  for a candidate whose DG said he does not care, he does not know.”

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