Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Sunday disclosed that Kwara State will get the Senate President slot if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate, Atiku Abubakar, wins the 2019 presidential election.
Saraki spoke at reception by residents of Offa, where he led members of his party at a campaign rally in the local government.
Atiku will slug it out with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on February 16.
Saraki said: “I had earlier told my people that they can’t do the Offa campaign in my absence. They may do those of others but not this one. Offa and Ilorin have a long history of the relationship. Once the two would agree on anything it is taken. I see myself as a son of Offa.
“Our campaign has a definite plan for Kwara state and Nigeria. Since we joined the PDP the party has honored Kwara state, they gave us DG of Campaign, National Leader of the party and have agreed that if the party wins, Senate President is our slot in Kwara. But what has the other party to offer? If I have a skeleton in my cupboard this government would have silenced me and forced me to drop the campaign.
“But for God and the support of the people, I would not be standing today. They didn’t want to honor our agreement. We all labored and what they couldn’t get in three times they got it and we demanded that they give to Kwara what we deserve.
“We need to teach our seasonal politicians a lesson on the poll date. We want community development, let everybody come and contribute their quota to our communities; when Saraki do his own and let them too do their own. I heard that some politicians have been buying JAMB forms in 2019. The question to ask is where were they in 2016, where were they in 2017?
BREAKING: 60 persons escape death as hotel collapses in Ebonyi
At least, 60 persons on Thursday escaped death in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital following the sudden collapse of Metro View Hotel, one of the popular hotels in the State.
The hotel is located close to Presco Campus of Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki in the heart of the city.
A member of the hotel management, Chief Austine Orji , who spoke to journalists on behalf of the hotel said they had noticed a crack on some of the pillars holding the building and they immediately cordoned off the side of the building and started renovations, adding that it was in the process of the renovation that the building collapsed.
Orji said those who lodged in the hotel were outside the building for a seminar when the incident happened, stressing that no life was lost.
Meanwhile, the governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, through the Special Assistant (SA) on Capital Territory on Thursday has ordered for the immediate closure of the affected hotel.
Okoro stated further that the Hotel would remain sealed pending the outcome of investigation by the government.
DAILY POST gathered that the said hotel was commissioned on the 28th May 2005 by the former governor, Martin Elechi.
Former Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested: anti-graft agency
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested a former prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, on Thursday, a spokesman for the agency, the National Accountability Board (NAB), said.
He gave no details on the grounds for the arrest but a copy of the arrest warrant shared by Abbasi’s PML-N party, indicated that he was accused of “corruption and corrupt practices”.
Abbasi, who served for less than a year following the resignation of former premier Nawaz Sharif in 2017, was arrested while on his way to a news conference in the eastern city of Lahore.
“They said they were from the NAB and took away Shahid Khaqan Abbasi with them,” Ahsan Iqbal, a senior PML-N parliamentarian told a television station.
Last year, the NAB ordered an inquiry into both Abbasi and Sharif over a liquefied natural gas terminal project. Sharif is serving a seven-year sentence after being convicted in a separate corruption case.
Fasoranti’s daughter, Funke Olakunrin, to be buried on July 22nd
The remains of Funke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, will be laid to rest on Monday July 22nd.
According to a programme of the funeral arrangements released by her family, a commendation and night of tributes will be held in her honour on Friday July 19th at Harbour Point Wilmot Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria lsland, Lagos by 5 pm.
Her burial ceremony will take place at the Saito David’s Anglican Cathedral Ijomu, Akure, Ondo State by 11 am on July 22nd while interment follows at the church cemetery.
Recall that Mrs Olakunrin was killed by armed bandits along Ore-Sagamu road last Friday July 12th.
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