Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Managing Director of Jaykay Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company Limited, is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Lagos State in the April 11 election. A former National Treasurer of Afenifere, Agbaje played host to the Editorial Team of Champion Newspapers in his Lagos campaign office recently where he spoke on his agenda for Lagos State and other issues. Excerpts:
VICTOR OGUNJE, ADO EKITI
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has warned the northern Nigeria to beware of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, describing him as a treacherous politician, who will sell out anyone to achieve political gains.
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan has promised greater affirmative action in favour of girls, women and mothers in the country.
He said the Federal Government would also continue to empower the women folk to enable them play their roles more effectively
The President made this assertion in Abuja Sunday on the occasion of the Mothers’ Day celebration.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the presidential candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan and All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to endorse initiative for an International anti-corruption Court (IACC) to demonstrate their readiness to address corruption and impunity if voted into power.”
AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Maiduguri has condemned in strong terms the recent demolition of shops and Market stalls at the Monday market and other markets and parks within the Maiduguri metropolis and vowed to bring to justice the perpetrator of the act.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati Friday dismissed as “absolutely ridiculous” the allegation by the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu that he was being haunted by the Jonathan administration because he turned down the offer of a Vice President in a proposed Interim National Government.
JACOB OGODO, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State government has said that it has not stopped the salary of any member of the house of Assembly or any other salary earner in the state even in the face of illegalities going on in the Assembly.
EMEKA IHIEGBULEM, Owerri and JACOB OGODO, Abakaliki
Members of Imo and Ebonyi states’ Chapter of Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Friday held a peace demonstrations calling for the resignation of the INEC’s chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega.
SHAMSU ABUBAKAR, Kano
The vice President Alhaji Namadi Sambo has denied any link between the federal government and the Boko Haram insurgents.
President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Lagos disclosed that the federal government would come up with guidelines and incentives that would encourage major companies in the oil/gas, telecommunications and power sectors to list on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).