Piqued at their exclusion from politics that produces leaders for top public offices, the nation’s youths have moved against old politicians. To the youths, their future is being mortgaged by the old leaders who have refused to quit the stage for them to take a shot at governance. According to the GUARDIAN, they lament that under these old leaders, the economy has remained in poverty, unemployment and security of life and property cannot be guaranteed.
Coming From The NIGERIAN TRIBUNE..APC Doomed If Tinubu Fails-Shehu Sani. The senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district in the Senate, Shehu Sani, has said avoidable doom awaits All Progressive Congress(APC) at the 2019 pools should Senator Bola Tinubu fail to reconcile aggrieved members. Sani stated thid im Abuja, on Sunday in an interview with Newsmen.
NEW TELEGRAPH Also On APC Reconciliations..2019: Tinubu Begs Saraki,Tambuwal, Kwankwaso. There are indications that the presidency and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have finally opted to beg chieftains and major stakeholders of the ruling party, who are threatening to dump the platform ahead of the 2019 general elections. New Telegraph exclusively learnt from party sources at the weekend that the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is reaching out to the aggrieved party members and doing everything possible to convince them to shelve their plan. In the past few days, Tinubu has been meeting and begging aggrieved party stakeholders. It was particularly gathered that Tinubu, who heads the party’s National Reconciliation Committee, is not only appealing to the APC stalwarts to stay, but to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and the ruling party in the 2019 general elections.
The VANGUARD Moves To The Event In Benue With The Headline: benue Killings. Continuations Of 1804 Jihad- Ortom. Makurdi, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom , has said that the killings in his state perpetrated by herdsmen is a continuation of the 1804 Jihad. He also said that there would be no campaigns for the 2019 elections in the state if there was no solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state. Speaking in an interview on an online TV programme, the Osasu Show, in Makurdi, Benue State, the governor said ‘‘they are writing on social media and they have come out to say look, in 1804, it was Benue people that stopped them from penetrating from Sokoto to the sea. This time around, they are not going to stop.’’
Still On the Benue Killing From DAILY SUN.. Buhari Shunned Invitation To Visit Benue- Ortom. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said there will be no campaign for 2019 elections in the state if there is no solution to herdsmen and farmers’ clashes in the state. 73 indigenes were killed on New year day in the state. They were subsequently given mass burial. The governor said this during a television programme at the weekend, where he disclosed that he invited President Muhammadu Buhari to come to Benue and condole with the people over the killings and destruction of their property.
On THE NATION, Catholic Bishops Confront Buhari Over Performance. Catholic cleric John Cardinal Onaiyekan yesterday lashed out at the Federal Government over its performance. But two government officials disagreed with the man of God. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha agreed that there were challenges, which he said the government was tackling
Moving To The Economy Sector, CBN Bars Banks With Huge Bad Loans From Paying Dividends. The Central Bank of Nigeria has stopped the payment of dividends to shareholders by Deposit Money Banks and discount houses with huge bad loans and low capital base. The PUNCH reveals that this is due to the rising non-performing loans and the need to stop further erosion of the capital base of the banks and discount houses.
And Finally On The Economy News Coming From BUSINESS DAY.. At Busines Day Economic Summit, FG Says Economy On Track. In a friendly but heated debate on Friday, leading players in the Federal Government’s economic management team said the country’s economy was on track, but their counterparts in the private sector insisted that more reforms were needed. The debate was at the BusinessDay 2018 Economic Outlook with the theme “Navigating from recovery to growth.”