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People Will Stop Shouting Over What Senators Earn If I Reveal What Governors Earn – Peter Obi

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While speaking as a panelist at The Dialogue organised by Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism in Lagos on Thursday, former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, said that what governors earn in Nigeria is immoderate.
According to TheCable, the influential politician told the audience that if he revealed how much a Nigerian governor earns, the outrage would be hotter than what trailed the N13.5 million monthly pay of senators.
He said; “None of you knows what a governor earns, quote me anywhere if you know you won’t be here.
 
“It is something you can’t imagine. You just know the one of senators, and you are shouting, but what if you know that of the governors?”
While comparing Nigeria with the United States, Peter Obi spoke of the modesty in the earnings of public office holders in America.
He said; “America’s GDP is way above Nigeria’s but an American senator earns $174,000 (about N50 million) a year and you can imagine what his Nigerian counterpart earns in a month,” he said.
“In America, governors earn according to their state. The governor of California is the highest paid in America, and he earns $192, 000. The smallest state earns $70, 000. But in Nigeria, I can tell you because I’ve been there, the cost of just keeping convoys alone is in millions. And when people ask me why am I saying these things, I tell them that even if we made mistakes yesterday, can’t we correct it today?”
Peter Obi said while in power, he reduced the vehicles in his convoy to four, adding that he never used a bulletproof car.
“I asked them, why are all these vehicles following me, and nobody was able to explain to me. I didn’t stop it because of them following me, but the cost of maintaining them was high. I asked them why do we need to spend about N30 million fueling these vehicles that 60 percent are empty when following me?” he said.
 
“What is the essence of a bulletproof car? Anyone who wants to kill you would come when you are out of the car. For eight years I didn’t use, and they didn’t kill me.”
Peter Obi also noted that politicians are fond of making promises they cannot fulfil when voted into power.
 
You told us that you are going to solve a problem, and we voted you, and now you are telling us that you met a problem, what do you expect to meet?” he asked.
 
“You shouldn’t tell us the story of what you met there, we do not expect 100 percent result, but 100 percent effort. We voted you because you said you are going to solve this problem.”
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Anambra 2021: Insecurity Can’t Stop Anambra Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

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Anambra 2021: Insecurity Can’t Stop Anambra Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) has expressed confidence that the Anambra governorship election would go ahead despite mounting security challenges.

Powerofnaija.com reports that the Southeast has been rocked with many killings. The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been accused by security agencies of carrying out the attacks and killings.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Senator Ubah said that the current insecurity in the region would not affect the conduct of the polls.

We are used to holding elections during crisis situations. This is a constitution process which must be completed. We will do everything possible to make sure that we have a very smooth poll on November 6,” he said.

The lawmaker dismissed reports that his party, the YPP, was behind the crisis rocking the region contrary.

He said: “The YPP has the blessings of God and everybody needs to queue behind the party. We meant well for Anambra State. Other parties didn’t mean well for the Anambra State that’s why they are having a crisis.

For them to be having a crisis means that their foundation was not solid. We don’t have any crisis in the YPP and we are very strong. We are not behind their predicament.”

Ubah also ruled out the possibility of defecting from the party before or after the election.

“I won’t defect because of my belief in the party. I will stand by the part any day, any time and anywhere.

“I initiated a motion which led to one of the biggest bills in the 9th Senate. I am also the co-sponsor of the bill for the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act 2004 (Amendment Bill, 2009).

“The bill is generated for Nigeria every year, over N700billion. This is something that Nigeria should be proud of. That is what YPP has given to Nigerians,” he stressed.

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Gospel Music Producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, Dies From Gunshot Wound One Week To His Wedding

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Gospel Music Producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, Dies From Gunshot Wound One Week To His Wedding

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Ebenezer Ayeni, a gospel music producer, has sadly passed away.

The man died from gunshot wounds after he was attacked by armed robbers in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday June 10.

According to his friends who have taken to social media to mourn him, Ebenezer who was set to tie the knot with his lover next week was attacked by the armed robbers who invaded his home. He was said to have been rushed to the University College Hospital Ibadan and another private hospital but was rejected as the hospital staff allegedly demanded for police report before they could treat his gunshot injury.

He died hours later in the pool of his own blood.

His body has since been deposited in the morgue.

His friends have taken to social media to express their sadness over his sudden demise.

One of his friends, MC ShayorComedian, wrote: ”Man of God like I used to call you, Ebenezer Ayeni NIGERIA HAS HAPPEN TO YOU TOO AND MY HEART BLEEDS.

Your Government has failed you

UCH has failed you

NIGERIA has failed you

I was still discussing with Bishop Shane Anifowose Oluwasinaayomi How we will dance and spray you money next week Saturday

 

Your wedding clothe that I bought is ready.. I spoke with your wife to be she said I told her I was coming on Wednesday and I said yes.. said I should wake u up for her…… Baba wake up oo will still believe in miracle and God still answers prayers u can still wake up to surprise us.How do you want the young ones you are gathering and putting on the right path to feel?

How do u want Bolarinwa Kehinde Ajipe feel who will feel that space you occupied in her Heart?

And to all Nigeria youth out there na once person dey die, at this point I don’t care what happens to me again, as long as it won’t happen to my next generation let me do the fighting now and die and nothing happens to the people coming behind me #UchFailedUs #jraphahospitalfailedus #nigeriafailedus #Mcshayorsayyourmind

Eben you can still wake up, my eye is full of tears right now and I can’t control my self

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World’s Famous Televangelist TB Joshua Dies In His Sleep!

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World’s Famous Televangelist TB Joshua Dies In His Sleep!

…How he predicted his death at 58th birthday.
…Dies at exact one week to birthday…
Popular Televangelist, Temitope Bamidele Joshua, who is the founder of Synagogue of All Nations has died.
He was said to have conducted a service yesterday and retired to his bed, on my to be declared dead this morning.
Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Hr has predicted his death at 58 and at exactly one week to his birthday, June 12, he died.
Details later…
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