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“Senators are my friends, we’re not fighting” – Minister Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has warmed up to the National Assembly after a recent spat between him and the institution. The Senate had slashed the budget of Fashola’s ministry for key projects such as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the 2017 Appropriation Act.

The lawmakers also inserted projects outside ministry’s purview in the budget, a move the minister protested.
Speaking
to State House correspondents on  Tuesday, July 11, Fashola said he is
not fighting with the National Assembly but admitted that there was a 
misunderstanding.
He stressed that the
disagreement should not be seen as personal but one geared towards
finding best ways to implement the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
“There
is no problem between me, as an individual, and the National Assembly.
And let me make that very clear, many of the Senators and honourable
members are my personal friends. So, you don’t fight your friends,”
he said.

Fashola said the National Assembly leadership had expressed “enormous support” for the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan but there is a disagreement over how to implement it.
He added,
“Now, there is also a disagreement, which I don’t think should make us
disagreeable, about the best way to implement that plan. And I think
that is all that there is to it.
“It
is, perhaps, possible that in the heat of the moment, while trying to
canvass our different positions, we are misconstrued as fighting but I
am not fighting anybody.
“I have
a disagreement; it shouldn’t make us disagreeable. And the way I see
it, even in homes, between husband and wife, there are disagreements
about which school their children should go to, how much to pay for
education, how much to spend on food. That doesn’t mean they reach out
for the divorce courts.
“This is
the issue really. So, even if I have been misunderstood, my intention
is not to quarrel with anybody but to see a better Nigeria, which I am
sure they also want to see.”.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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