Today’s Headlines: Tinubu Stands By Those Fighting Battles For Him—FFK; NASS Leadership: Respect Tinubu, APC’s Decision – Wike To Aspirants

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Femi Fani-Kayode has dismissed the claims that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu cannot be trusted by his supporters.

Fani-Kayode said Tinubu appreciates the virtues of loyalty and courage while under fire. In a tweet, Fani-Kayode: “The notion that our President-elect cannot be trusted by his supporters & is not faithful to his own is absurd.

“No one appreciates the virtues of loyalty & courage under fire & stands by those that have fought for & entered the heat of battle with him more than @officialABAT.”

NASS leadership: Respect Tinubu, APC’s decision – Wike tells aspirants

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said aspirants of the National Assembly should respect the decision of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

Wike said respecting APC and Tinubu’s decision would lead to Nigeria’s progress. He remarked while noting that no President can operate at maximum capacity if he does not have the cooperation of the National Assembly. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Wike said: “During his campaign, he, Tinubu, promised to unite every Nigerian and bring competence.

“It’s not going to be because you are members of APC or not, we want Nigerians with the capacity to help people deliver what will make Nigeria great. “No President can do very well if he does not have that leadership that is not ready to cooperate with him. If you remember what happened in 2015, that affected the performance of the present administration.

NDDC: Be Guided By Law, Ndoma-Egba Tells Lauretta Onochie

A former chairman of the Governing Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, SAN, has advised the current chairman of the interventionist agency, Lauretta Onochie, to be guided by the provisions of the Establishment Act of the Commission.

Ndoma-Egba, who spoke in an interview, stated that the law establishing the NDDC provides for the powers of the Board and that of Management of the Commission, noting that although the overall powers of managCommission reside with the Board to provide the policy direction, the management has the responsibility for the implementation of the policies.

He observed: “Ordinarily, there shouldn’t be a problem because the powers are clearly defined. But you see, where the problem comes from is on the issue of control of funds. That is where the issue comes in because the various laws; Fiscal Responsibility Act, and even the NDDC Act, make the Chief Executive Officer the accounting officer, and in some cases, liability for infractions of those laws personal to the Chief Executive.”

Reps-elect Agbese Faults Buhari’s Last-minute Appointments, Urges Probe

A House of Representatives member-elect, Chief Philip Agbese, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s last-minute appointments.

Speaking to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, the All Progressives Congress stalwart called on the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to probe the flawed processes. With a few days to the end of his tenure, President Buhari has appointed no less than 10 new officials confirmed last week.

The president also approved the immediate resumption of the North East Development Commission’s (NEDC) board without confirmation by the Senate. In reaction, Agbese said these appointments should have been left for the new administration to handle.