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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday, charged Nigerians to hold the Muhammadu -led Presidency and the All Progressives , APC, responsible for the negative impacts of the travel sanctions imposed on the country by the United States, U.S.

PDP described the sanction as another huge misfortune brought by the Buhari Presidency and the APC, which have continued to wreck on Nigeria with its compromised handling of security issues, in addition to escalated bloodletting and human rights violation under their watch.

DAILY POST had reported that the US President, Donald Trump, had imposed a visa ban on Nigeria and five other countries.

Trump had signed the proclamation on Friday and its expected to take effect on February 22.

However, a statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan said the travel ban will have grave consequences on economic, educational, and healthcare opportunities; hurt family and social ties as well as further put pressure on Nigeria’s .

According to PDP: “More depressing is that the APC and the Buhari Presidency have been reversing diplomatic gains achieved by previous administrations while gradually pitching our nation against other countries of the world with its poor record on security, corruption and human right issues.

“Our party is worried that our nation that, has become a global destination and hub under the PDP, is now being pushed back to a pariah status under the incompetent and divisive APC, as reports from other members of the international community, including credible international organizations, have continued to raise concerns on security and human right issues under the Buhari administration.”

The party also recounted that just recently, Nigeria was rated the third country with the highest level of terrorism in the world.

“Only recently, our nation was rated as third country with the highest level of terrorism in after Iran and Afghanistan, in the Global Terrorism Index rating by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

“This is in addition to damning reports by reputable organizations including Amnesty International (AI), Transparency International (TI), European Union (EU), United States Department of State among others, which in various independent reports, raised grave issues of escalated corruption, violation of human rights, disregard to rule of law, abuse of processes, rigging and poor handling of security issues under the APC.”

The opposition party maintained that the APC-led federal government has failed to ensure security in the country and rejig the country’s Security Chiefs.

“The APC administration has failed to rejig its security high command despite the calls by Nigerians, in the face of worsening security challenges and mass killings in our country under their charge.

“It is also worrisome that the APC-led administration had failed to take a decisive step to apprehend and prosecute perpetrators of acts of terrorism including the mass killings in Benue, Nasarawa, Bauchi, Taraba, Kogi, Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Kaduna, Ekiti, Kogi and

other parts of the country under the current administration,” the party said.

PDP also restated that such failures by the APC had continued to bolster insurgents, bandits and kidnappers to continue to launch deadly attacks on Nigerians.

“Moreover, the APC have failed to account for hoodlums and political mercenaries it imported from neighboring countries to assist in unleashing violence on Nigerians during the heavily rigged 2019 general
elections.

“The PDP, therefore, urge the National Assembly not to relent in its efforts to take decisive action on security, as the travel ban is a wake-up call on our leaders and all critical stakeholders to address the issues at stake.

“We, however, called on the United States to ensure that the ban does not hurt innocent Nigerians who are also bearing the brunt of the poor handling of security in our country under the APC administration,” the statement added.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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PDP rejects N123.50k price, insists on N90 per litre

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the new price of N123.50k price per litre as announced by the federal government.

In a statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the appropriate price per litre be fixed at N90.

The party described the recent cut in price from N125 to N123.50 as offensive and fraudulent, adding that it’s a further display of cruelty and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians by the administration.

The PDP insisted that given the slump in the price of fuel and crude oil in the international market, the correct pump price of fuel is between N80 to N90 per litre.

It described the latest N123.50k pump price as unacceptable, adding that it amounted to fleecing Nigerians.

The party carpeted the administration for attempting to delude Nigerians by “tweaking” the cost decimals to create a misleading impression of price reduction while fleecing the unsuspecting public.

The PDP challenged the administration to explain how it arrived at the N123.5 pump price, instead of the appropriate price of N90, in view of the fall in international price.

The PDP challenged the federal government to publish the full prevailing landing cost, the prevailing three percent depot cost and the three percent trucking cost as well as the retail outlet administrative cost before it can justify why price should be above N90.

Continuing, the PDP said, “It indeed smacks of heartlessness that the All Progressives (APC), its leaders and cronies in government circle are rather manipulating fuel costs at this critical time when other governments across the world are seeking ways to mitigate the economic hardship being faced by their citizens.

“Our party maintains that since Nigerians earlier had to bear the brunt of high cost of fuel in the face of high oil prices in the international market, it is only fair that they also enjoy the benefits of the cut in international prices; an advantage the APC had continued to deny them.

“The PDP invites Nigerians to note how the APC and its leaders had remained silent and failed to support the demand for reduction of fuel price; a development that only points to apparent complicity in this sleazy scheme against our citizens.

“The PDP, therefore, charges the APC and its administration to immediately reduce the pump price to the appropriate price of N90 as well as refund the accruable, so far, from the N35 per liter difference and channel same to provision of palliatives to Nigerians.

“Our party also challenges the APC to join the PDP and other well-meaning Nigerians in our persistent demand that orders the recovery of over N14 trillion oil money stolen by APC leaders in the last four years including the stolen N9trillion detailed in the leaked NNPC memo, and redirect same to the welfare of Nigerians.

“Furthermore, the PDP reiterates its demand for the establishment of Eminent Nigerians Group to manage donations towards mitigating the impact of COVID-19 and ensure that the palliatives get to venerable Nigerians without any political and bureaucratic bottlenecks”.

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Coronavirus: Ajimobi reacts as Oyo Gov Makinde tests positive

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Former Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed sadness over his predecessor’s test result for coronavirus.

Governor Seyi Makinde had confirmed his positive status and said he was going into isolation.

In a statement Monday night, Ajimobi, the Deputy National Chairman (South) of the All Progressives (APC) said he reached out to Makinde after the announcement.

Ajimobi disclosed that he sent his wishes and beseeches God’s protection.
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“Immediately I heard that my brother, Governor Seyi Makinde test came back positive, I sent him a text message to express solidarity with him and wish him quick recovery and God’s protection.

“I also want to appreciate him for his bravery with this revelation. I know with adequate care he will get over it. I wish him a quick recovery”, he noted.

Ajimobi added that coronavirus is not a death sentence and that “we will get over this too”.

He advocated compliance with all safety measures including washing of hands, social-distancing and other safety standards as recommended by health professionals.

The former Senator commended the efforts of Muhammadu , federal government officials and agencies as well as state governments in curbing the disease.

The global pandemic has claimed over 35,000 lives across the world.

now has 131 cases.

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