PDP teamed up with treasury looters to attack our policies – FG

– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of teaming up with Nigeria’s treasury looters to attack the federal

– The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of teaming up with Nigeria's treasury looters to attack the federal government

– This was the position of the minister of information and national orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

– Alhaji Mohammed also said the PDP is preventing Nigerians from hearing the positive developments made under the Buhari administration

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of teaming up with Nigeria's treasury looters to attack the federal government.

This was the position of the minister of information and national orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during an interview with Leadership newspaper.

Alhaji Mohammed also said the PDP is preventing Nigerians from hearing the positive developments made under the Buhari administration.

PDP teamed up with treasury looters to attack us - Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Mohammed was of the opinion that it will be disastrous to allow the PDP return to power in 2019. Source: Twitter

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His words: “The opposition doesn’t want Nigerians to hear all these positive developments, that is why they have teamed up with treasury looters to recruit people to attack us ceaselessly. Good news is that discerning Nigerians know better.

“This administration is not unaware of the enormity of the challenges facing the nation, but we are up to the task. We have taken the bull by the horns, and long-suffering Nigerians will begin to experience a new lease of life as our efforts yield fruits.”

The minister also stated that it will be a tragedy for the PDP to return to power in 2019, accusing them of destroying the Nigerian economy.

He said: “I think it will be tragedy for this country for PDP to come back because they have not even apologise to the nation for how they had destroyed our economy, destroy our infrastructure, destroy our quality, and so far from their campaign, ask them how they will do it better when they get there.

“Apart from that, I think that our achievements will speak volume for us, we can come out and beat our chests that met an economy that was collapsing completely, and we revived it. We met external reserve of 23 or so billion dollars, and we grew it to 40 billion dollars.

“We created over six million jobs in the agricultural sector and we have been able to bring down inflation for 11 months consecutively. We have things to tell the world that we have done. We have taken on 25 million highways at the cost of N100 billion and as time goes on some of these projects are being completed and you begin to see a lot of difference.

“We were very categorical that we were going to address three areas of governance: we are going to fight corruption, we are going to fight insecurity and we are going to revamp the economy. I can say with all sense of modesty that we can beat our chest that we have delivered in all those areas.”

Meanwhile, Nigerians have been urged not to sell their votes for another four years of bad governance.

This was the position of a newly registered political party, Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in a statement sent to NAIJ.com by its international media aide, Iyoha John Darlington.

Darlington, an expert in conflict management and resolution, argued that, “Nigerians had thought the historic merger that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be able to fashion out a new socio-economic nirvana for Nigeria but today although the visually impaired cannot see what is on the ground they can, at least, feel the impact of the abysmal failures of the Buhari-led federal government.”

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Source: Naija.ng

Fuel scarcity: FRSC warns against carrying petrol in vehicles

– FRSC has warned motorists against carrying petrol in their vehicles – Nigerians have been battling with issue of fuel

– FRSC has warned motorists against carrying petrol in their vehicles

– Nigerians have been battling with issue of fuel scarcity in the last few weeks

– Ogun sector commander of FRSC, Clement Oladele, said the plea was to guard against fire outbreak, lost of lives and property

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised motorists against carrying petrol in their attempt to beat fuel scarcity during travels.

NAIJ.com gathered that Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander of FRSC, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, January 28 in Ota, Ogun state.

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Oladele said that the advice was to guard against fire outbreak, lost of lives and property.

According to him, the FRSC discouraging motorists from carrying fuel in their vehicles because of the risk and numerous consequences attached to it.

“By carrying fuel, the motorists have just created condition for combustion to take place.

“There is tendency for a vehicle to generate heat on motion as well as carrying fuel at the same time may result to fire outbreak when collision occurred between two articulated vehicles,” he said.

Oladele noted that all vehicles and lives involved would perish as well as other innocent road users would be affected as a result of fire outbreak immediately collision happened.

The sector commander said that petrol were seized from erring motorists caught carrying fuel and hand over to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).

Oladele said that the DPR sometimes sell the fuel to other vehicles searching for the scarce commodity.

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He, however, implored motorists and other road users to be patient and endure the present fuel scarcity as the situation was being addressed by relevant authorities. (NAN)

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Senate on Thursday, January 25, urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to, within seven days, end lingering scarcity of petrol and clear queues in filling stations across the country.

Fuel scarcity: This is getting too much for us – Nigerians lament – on NAIJ.com TV

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Fear of herdsmen attacks grips thousands of NYSC members

– NYSC members and their parents are unsettled over reported herdsmen killings in different parts of the country – Some

– NYSC members and their parents are unsettled over reported herdsmen killings in different parts of the country

– Some graduates presently in NYSC camps are praying not to be posted to crisis-prone communities

– 3 killed in fresh killer herdsmen attack on Plateau community

Thousands of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the crisis-prone north central and north east of the country have approached the office of the director-general of the NYSC seeking redeployment to safe areas following reported killings by suspected herdsmen.

Leadership reports that corps members and their parents are unsettled over the reported killings in different parts of the country.

Some of the graduates presently in camps are praying not to be posted to crisis-prone communities in the states.

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“In a situation where redeployment did not work out, I will simply go back to my state. I cannot come and die for nothing though I will stay if my primary place of assignment is safe,” a serving corps member, Maryann Ihejirika said.

A similar sentiment was shared by serving corps members in Benue state who are not willing to stay because of the fear of the unknown.

However, the director general of the NYSC, Brig General Suleiman Kazaure, has reassured Nigerians that the security of corps members across the country is of top priority to the service.

Speaking through the acting director, press and public relations unit, Adenike Adeyemi, Kazaure told Leadership on Sunday, January 28, that corps members were at liberty to apply for redeployment at any time during the service year.

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Security and welfare of corps members are very paramount; it’s a top priority for us. We take steps to ensure they are safe. That is why anytime there is a situation where the corps members are at risk, we take action to protect them.

“We always work with security agencies, including the Military, the Police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and even the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to ensure the security of our corps members,” the NYSC director-general said.

Meanwhile, the Daily Sun has reported that fresh attacks by suspected killer herdsmen has left at least three people dead and several others injured in Plateau state.

According to the report, the attack occurred on night of Friday, January 26 at Hukke village, in Maingo district of Bassa local government area of the central northern state.

NAIJ.com gathered from the report that the attackers also burned down not fewer than 10 houses with foodstuff and valuable items worth millions of naira inside them.

Daily Sun also quoted an eyewitness as saying that the attackers invaded the village when the villager were asleep and killed a 70-year-old village head Gado Kondo, Daniel Even 50 and 100-year-old Amadu Hwwie who was hacked to death with a machete.

Victims of Herdsmen killing buried in Benue State – on NAIJ.com TV

Source: Naija.ng