“Buhari’s Healthier Than 80% of Nigerians” –Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has described the age and health of President Muhammadu Buhari as superb for governance.

Chris Ngige, a medical doctor and the current Minister of Labour and Employment, has revealed that President Buhari is healthier than 80% of Nigerians.

According to him: “That man (Buhari) you see there is healthier than 80 percent of Nigerians. I’m a medical doctor, I can tell you authoritatively that he is healthier than most people who see his health as an issue.

He sits for over eight hours during our executive meetings. While some of us would be going for a tea break to stretch our legs, Mr. President would sit on his seat continuously, drinking only water.

I can tell you authoritatively as a medical doctor of over three decades standing that Mr President is physically and mentally healthy. He is healthier than 80% of Nigerians.”

Ngige said Nigerians should count themselves blessed to have such personality as their leader, saying that age and experience are two indices the president has, that could not be found in those who are eyeing the presidential seat in 2019.

He also added that contrary to the believe that Buhari is too old for leadership, he is actually at the best age to offer mature leadership, as older people make better leaders.

He noted that when Malaysia was in trouble, politically and economically, it had to beckon on a 93-year-old, Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, to lead it as prime minister.

EFCC Freezes Akwa Ibom State’s Government Accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen all bank accounts belonging to Akwa Ibom State government.

Reasons behind the freezing of the state government’s bank accounts by the anti-graft agency are not yet known.

Meanwhile, the state commissioner for information, Charles Udoh said the state government will comment on the development soon.

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The report of the freezing of Akwa Ibom government accounts comes less than 24 hours after the commission froze some bank accounts of Benue government.

The freezing of Benue State Government’s accounts has sparked criticisms by many including the Chairman of the Governors Forum, Abdul’aziz Yari, who described it as unconstitutional.

Yari, who is also the governor of Zamfara State, after a closed-door meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, in Abuja on Wednesday, told journalists that the move by the EFCC was wrong.

He added that Benue State has suffered a backdrop of security challenges which has claimed the lives of many.

Tinubu Raise Alarm-“Senators Planning to Impeach Buhari”

Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress has alleged that some members of the National Assembly are planning to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.

But he warned the plotters to drop their sinister move, saying it is not “possible for a lizard to wrestle an antelope.’’

Tinubu spoke on Wednesday at the formal defection of ex-Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, at a packed Ikot Ekpene township stadium in Akwa Ibom.

He described what is happening in the country now as “a war between progressives and the conservatives.”

“We believe in government of the people, for the people and by the people; but the conservatives believe in government of sharing.

“We say Nigerian money belongs to Nigerians. We say Nigerians must be given development. We believe in investing in the people.

“But they believe in sharing and looting the money.

“Today, we are aspiring in our vision, but the Peoples Democratic Party has no vision. They believe in sharing and looting the treasury.’’

Nigerians, he said, gave PDP 16 years to rule but the party failed.

“Today, Buhari says we must change; we must account for Nigeria’s money, but they are resisting.’’

He expressed happiness that Akwa Ibom had embraced the change of Buhari.

“With the present posture of the state, it “shall sweep the evil out with the broom,’’ Tinubu said.

Quoting what appears to be a passage from the Bible’s Book of Isaiah Chapter 14 verse 23, Tinubu, a Muslim said: “The people in the city shall be swept away with brooms.’’

The Bible verse actually reads: “I will make Babylon a desolate place of owls, filled with swamps and marshes. I will sweep the land with the broom of destruction. I, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, have spoken!” (New Living Translation)

He praised Akpabio’s wife, Ekaete, for her resilience and steadfastness in her support for her husband.

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who rthe epresented Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, told the people of President Muhammadu Buhari’s love for them.

He said that the facts on ground support the agitation for the return of Buhari in 2019.

He explained that of the 36 ministers, 18 were Muslims and 18 Christians, with the Christians holding many important positions.

Mustapha, a Christian, explained that Vice President Osinbajo is a pastor.

He named other key members of the government who are Christians to include governor of Central Bank of Nigeria; Ministers of Finance, Petroleum, National Planning; as well as the party’s national President, Adams Oshiomhole.

He said that Buhari was the only candidate who could generate 10 million votes, “unlike others that could not boast of 800 votes.”

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Saraki Sponsored Tuesday’s Invasion of NASS – APC

The All Progressives Congress APC said it has investigated the circumstances surrounding Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives and accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki of sponsoring the plot to foment violence as part of his last-minute bid to halt his impeachment

Yekini Nabena, acting National Publicity Secretary of the party in a statement Wednesday in Abuja said following the incident, “our investigations have now uncovered the sinister plot hatched by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to foment violence in the legislative chamber all in a bid to stop his impeachment”.

He said investigations by the ruling party uncovered and noted the following: “We are now aware that the timely intervention of the security operatives forestalled the planned violence which could have led to possible deaths, injuries and destruction of property in the National Assembly on Tuesday. “Why did the Senate President mobilize thugs to the National Assembly who almost lynched Hon. E.J. Agbonayinma, the only APC federal lawmaker present but for the timely intervention of security operatives.

“Why did the Senate President reconvene the National Assembly? Ostensibly as a pre-emptive move to frustrate federal lawmakers move to impeach him. “Is it not curious that only Peoples Democratic Party PDP federal lawmakers were present in their numbers-some as early as 7am, while the majority APC federal lawmakers were elsewhere holding a caucus meeting on the state of the nation?”

The APC called “on security agencies and relevant bodies to as a matter of urgency probe these findings and take all necessary and legitimate action to stop these illegalities which pose a direct and ominous threat to our democracy. “As espoused in our earlier statement, whilst our contention with the leadership of the National Assembly as currently constituted is a matter of public record, we still believe that the legislature as an independent arm of government must be allowed free reign for vibrant contestation of ideas and values amongst its members within the context of their constitutional mandate and for the benefit of the Nigerian people. “Finally, we reiterate our call for the Senate President to resign from the position immediately as he no longer has the moral and legitimate ground to occupy that position as a member of the minority PDP.

Going by the popular axiom, ‘the majority will have their way, but the minority will have their say”, the party added. The National Assembly was invaded by masked operatives of the Department of State Services DSS and a handful of policemen Tuesday morning, in what pro-Saraki lawmakers alleged was a government-sanctioned move to get the Senate President out of the way.