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Ogun Governor Supports Increased Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff

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The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, on Thursday expressed his support for the hike in electricity tariff and fuel pump price.
Abiodun made his position known on the increases that have attracted knocks from Nigerians in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting he had with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On the price of fuel, the governor said it was not possible to enjoy lower price when the price of crude oil is low and still expect to enjoy same price when the price of crude goes up.
“First, you want to enjoy lower prices when the prices of crude are low and then not want to pay for a slight increase when there is an increase in price of crude.
“The price of crude is directly proportional to the price of refined products. So, I believe that is what is happening at the moment,” he said.
On electricity tariff, he said Nigerians must decide what they want.
The governor said, “We all complain that we are not generating enough electricity and we all complain about the fact that we don’t have the right infrastructure to transmit electricity, we complain about the fact that the distribution companies do not seem to be efficient.
“The problem is because, perhaps, the pricing is not right.
“If you want people to invest in production of gas, in gas floatation, which our turbines and our power plants rely on, we must ensure that the entire value chain is profitable.
“This is because if one part of it is not profitable, that means there will be a shortfall in one of the value chains if we don’t have enough investment.
“So, if you don’t have enough investment in gas gathering, if we don’t have enough investment in gas transportation, we will not have enough gas supply to sustain the quantum of generation we require as a government or as a nation.
“And when we don’t have that, we don’t have enough that will be transmitted to our homes and the transmission grid, and then, we continue to complain.”
While expressing the hope that the National Electricity Regulatory Commission will implement the necessary regulation of the stakeholders, Abiodun added, “But truly, we must begin to pay what we need to pay so that we can have the right amount of investment in the entire value chain of the electricity industry.”

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2023 : Campaign Poster Of Peter Obi And Kwankwaso Circulates On Social Media

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2023: Campaign Poster Peter Obi For President, Kwankwaso For VP Emerges
Campaign poster of Peter Obi, former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, vice presidential candidate, has surfaced online.
The campaign poster circulating on social media has Obi running for president while Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano State Governor is his running mate.
Both Obi and Kwankwaso are running for presidency on the PDP platform in 2023.
Solgan on the campaign poster reads: “For equity and fairness 2023.”
Meanwhile, the former Anambra State governor is yet to react to the poster currently trending on social media.

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‘Why I Will Support Tinubu’s Presidential Bid’ – Senator Abdulfatai Buhari

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Oyo North lawmaker, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, says he will support All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu, to be the next president of Nigeria the moment he declares his interest in the nation’s top job.
Buhari said this during an interview with journalist, Edmund Obilo, on Thursday.
When asked if Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State was working against Tinubu’s interest, Buhari said that was not true.
He responded, “No. I am Tinubu. I am not Fayemi and I will not be in a meeting where somebody would be working against Tinubu. I am supporting Tinubu.”
Responding to a question on whether Tinubu was running for president, Buhari said, “If he wants to be President, I will support him. I will campaign for him.”
As regards the crisis rocking the APC in Oyo State, the lawmaker said the disagreement was caused by the loss of the governorship seat to the Peoples Democratic Party.
He, however, said a former Governor of Oyo State, Adebayo Alao-Akala, is the leader of the party in the state.
When asked if the death of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi had affected the progress of the APC in Oyo State, the lawmaker responded, “Of course. Ajimobi meant different things to many people.”

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Edo: Oshiomole Blew It All Away – Oke Umurhohwo

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By the evening of Sunday, September 20, 2020, the ballots count had ended, and the electoral umpire, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), wasted no time in announcing the result. According to INEC, Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor, polled 307,955 votes to beat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who got 223,619 votes.
This outcome renewed the mandate of Obaseki for the next four years and expectedly, triggered varying reactions in Edo state and across the country. Just like the election, celebrations and criticisms are dependent on the side of the divides, causing sentiments and emotions to flow freely.
What just happened? That question rang like a bell in the mind of political observers, many of who least expected the outcome of the poll. While Obaseki secured a fresh term as Edo governor, something big had happened, and in the process, altered the political configuration of Edo state.
It was not unexpected, but the timing and how it happened is what must have caused a sensation. The re-election of Obaseki pointed to one thing– and that is the depletion of Oshiomole’s relevance in the scheme of things in the state.
Before that election, Oshiomole was seen as the ‘kingmaker’, who dictate the political direction of Edo state, and without his blessing and backing, becoming a governor or holding any other political office in the state, would be a herculean task. So, when he withdrew support for Obaseki and queued behind Ize-Iyamu, some presumed it was game over and that the outcome would produce a new governor for the state.
But that didn’t happen, and without much prompting, the Edo electorates put a final seal on the political fortune of Oshiomole and left him with nothing. Edo is not Lagos sentiment pushed Oshiomole to the brink, and he could not withstand the defiance of a multitude of electorates, who resoundingly opted for freedom. Before that election, Oshiomole’s political fortune had dwindled, and winning Edo state for Ize-Iyamu could have offered a reprieve, but that didn’t happen.
Well, Oshiomole has himself to blame for the outcome he got. The signs were there for some time now, but typical of people oblivious to the ephemeral nature of power, Oshiomole failed to read the mood of things properly, or perhaps, as some people have insinuated, allowed himself to be pushed to the extent that he blew everything away. Yes, Oshiomole is left empty, just like the first time he joined politics.
Whether in his home state or elsewhere, Oshiomole’s influence has nosedived significantly, and the huge goodwill he enjoyed over the years, seemed fast gone. The problem, as several events in the past have shown, is his high-handedness and insatiable lust for control, most of the time, for personal benefits and to massage his ego.
All these were enough motivation for resistance, and before you know it, Oshiomole turned an aging fighter who has lost touch but keeps flailing away while his opponents easily throw punches. This is evident in the manner in which he was unceremoniously sent packing as the National Chairman of APC, and with the outcome of the Edo governorship election, he could no longer be a godfather.
If there was any good news in how things turned out for Oshiomole, it would be the valuable lesson on the transient nature of power and how no human should play ‘god’ in the face of other people. That was the impression that the disqualification of Obaseki in the APC’s primary suggested, and the subsequent moves from Oshiomole, including that of a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who went as far as to canvass against the governor’s re-election in a viral video, gave to the public.
As things now look, Edo did not only decide who govern them for the next four years, they made an even important choice– and that is saying no to godfatherism. In 2016, Oshiomole was able to maneuver his way and get the electorates to agree to his choice, but as the just concluded governorship election showed, they resoundingly say no this time, leaving the former governor empty handed. A sad turn for him!

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