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Tinubu Not A Right Candidate For 2023 Election – Newsrand Readers

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Tinubu Not A Right Candidate For 2023 Election – Newsrand Readers

There are indications that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu will be running for the nation’s highest seat – The Presidency.

When asked if Tinubu was the right choice for Nigerians, and if he would be voted for at the 2023 elections, the majority of Newsrand Readers showed disapproval.

This poll was carried out at NEWSRAND official Twitter handle, with over 74% saying they won’t vote for the former Lagos State Governor if the elections were held.

The former Lagos State Governor who has been showing interest lately in running for the seat in 2023 is clearly not NEWSRAND readers’ choice.

READ ALSO: Newsrand Readers Blame State Government For Hijab Crisis In Kwara

Tinubu has been linked with controversies lately, with the famous one being the Lekki Toll Gate Shooting.

Many Nigerians believed that he ordered the Tollgate shooting on the 20th of October, in other to protect his investment in the state.

An insignificant amount believe in the rule of Bola Tinubu, as they expressed their support for him.

He is believed to have contributed majorly to the growth of Lagos State.

Tinubu managed a state in which its urbanization rate rapidly increases yearly, out of total dependency on statutory allocations from federal accounts.

READ ALSO: Newsrand Readers Calls On Government To Scrap Out NYSC Scheme

Another reason added as a plus for the Jagaban was how he led a protest with other pro-democratic politicians who believed in the restoration of democracy, to challenge the then-military regime led by the late Gen. Sani Abacha.

Some others ask for options more interesting and vibrant than the Asiwaju of Lagos, as they yearn for  youths to take control of the country.

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Osinbajo Should Run Nigeria In Buhari’s Absence – Newsrand Readers

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Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

When asked by NEWSRAND in a poll, if Buhari should transfer power temporarily to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, when indisposed, over 66 percent went in the agreement of power transfer.

It was reported by NEWSRAND that President Muhammadu Buhari took a medical leave of absence, to the United Kingdom, on the 30th of March and he is not to return until two weeks.

According to the head of publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, Buhari is expected to still run the country from Europe.

READ ALSO: Tinubu Not A Right Candidate For 2023 Election – Newsrand Readers

NEWSRAND readers disagree with the decision made, as they also believe in the capability of Professor Yemi Osibanjo, the Vice President of Nigeria.

In 2017, while President Buhari was in London receiving treatment, Osinbanjo had to step in to resolve an issue going on in the Delta region over Oil, and Nigerians were pleased with the directions he took.

Osinbajo has exceeded a lot of Nigerians expectations as a Vice-President, as he has spearheaded many projects in the country with the prominent being the N-Power which has so far employed over 500,000 Nigerian graduates.

Other project being overrun by the second-in-command includes: Micro, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs); Home Grown School Feeding Programme, and the National Social Register.

His diligence in the office can not be overemphasized, and his background records have something to do with it, as he has years of public-service experience as the attorney general of Lagos.

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‘Bandits Shouldn’t Be Granted Amnesty’ – Analysis Report

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'Bandits Shouldn't Be Granted Amnesty' - Analysis Report

Over 90% of NEWSRAND subscribers who took part in a ballot on our Twitter page agree that the Federal Government should not grant amnesty to bandits who terrorize several states in the North.

Over the months, Bandits have terrorized the country, most especially in the Northern area, from kidnapping school students to killings on some occasions.

Although Sheikh Ahmed Gumi, an Islamic scholar, revealed during a virtual security summit hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, that amnesty should be granted to these bandits.

READ ALSO: Why Bandits Won’t Stop Operating — Gumi

Gumi stated that these bandits won’t put an end to the chaos they are causing in the country until the Federal Government considers granting them amnesty.

In contrary to his opinion, a poll taking over the debate sees a large majority against granting amnesty to those who have brought fear, mayhem, and destruction to the country.

In a chat with a respondent who prefers to remain anonymous, she believes that the amnesty will just encourage more people to venture into banditry since they can be granted a pardon.

“I don’t think it is right to offer amnesty to those who are responsible for the kidnapping of school students in the country, I think this will just be a reason for others to become bandits and kidnappers since they can get away with it” She stated.

Over 9 percent still believe that amnesty to bandits is a way to go about the resolution of insecurity in the country, as the majority counters their opinion.

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Newsrand Readers Calls On Government To Scrap Out NYSC Scheme

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Newsrand Readers Calls On Government To Scrap Out NYSC Scheme

According to a poll taken on NEWSRAND Twitter handle, 57 percent of readers agree that it is best the Government scrap out The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.

NEWSRAND had earlier reported about the debate going on in the country concerning NYSC outliving its purpose, and if the scheme should be scrapped or not.

READ ALSO: Has NYSC Outlived Its Purpose?

PURPOSE OF NYSC SCHEME:

  • NYSC was created after the civil war on  22nd May 1973 in the Yakubu Gowon Administration , to reconstruct, reconcile and rebuild the country.
  • To give proper encouragement among youths and to develop common ties among individuals of Nigeria
  • To promote national unity
  • To contribute to the accelerated growth of the national economy
  • To enable Nigerians without jobs to develop skills for self-employment.
  • To enable youth to accommodate religious differences in the country.
  • To promote the free movement of labour by seeking career employment all over the country.
  • To allow employers through their experience employ qualified Nigerians, irrespective of their States of origin.

With the level of insecurity and disunity, tribalism, social injustice, nepotism, in the country, many readers will argue that the purpose on which the NYSC scheme was created has been defeated.

Other readers still see the need for the NYSC scheme, as they agitate for restructuring, giving the scheme a new and improved form.

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