Donald Trump Reveals What He Plans To Do 100 Days In Office (WATCH VIDEO)

Nearly two weeks after winning the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump has yet to hold a single news conference — an unprecedented move for the president-elect and a sign his administration will likely be one of the least accessible to the press (and therefore the public) in recent history.

Dodging reporters altogether, the president-elect instead opted to release a “video message” on Monday via the Transition 2017 social media channels, explaining his plans for his first 100 days in office and giving a brief, non-update about how the transition is going.

As with his campaign, in the video, Trump claims his overarching goal is to put “America first.” This allegedly entails withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership on his first day in office; removing restrictions on energy production; reducing the number of regulations (his idea: with everyone new one, remove two old ones); developing a plan to protect America’s infrastructure from cyber-attacks; investigating “abuses” of all visa programs; and imposing a five-year ban on lobbying.

“These are just a few of the steps we will take to reform Washington and rebuild our middle class,” he said. “I will provide more updates in the coming days, as we work together to make America great again for everyone, and I mean everyone.”

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Suspended Jibrin Marks 100 Days Of Budget Padding Scandal By Distributing Gifts To Constituents

Suspended lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Wednesday distributed cash and material gifts as part of an empowerment scheme to mark the 100 days of budget padding scandal.

Mr. Jibrin, who is currently serving a year suspension slammed on him by the House of Representatives, returned to his constituency in Kano on Wednesday, where he gave out items such as motorcycles and generators.

Other items distributed by Mr. Jibrin included sewing machines, grinding machines as well as scholarship package for about 1,000 pupils.

A statement from Mr. Jibrin’s media office said no fewer than 5,000 constituents benefitted from the scheme, which he hopes would help mitigate the effect of the economic recession on their households.

“I have done many empowerment programmes before I ventured into politics, I continued when I was elected and I sustain the tempo despite my suspension.

“This is a clear testimony that we hold our people dear to our heart irrespective of politics,” the statement quoted Mr. Jibrin as saying.

Mr. Jibrin said he will not renege on his promise to remain a vocal voice against sharp practices in the Nigerian parliament.

The whistleblower was suspended for a year without pay on September 21 after being found guilty of ethics violations.


Saraki Assures Of Transparency, Accountability As Senate Marks 100 Days

President of the Senate Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that he would ensure accountability and transparency as 8th Senate marks 100 days.

Saraki gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja when the management of DAAR Communications paid him a courtesy visit. He also assured that the 8th senate under his leadership would help in tackling the problem of insecurity in the North-East.

“As the senate resumes plenary soon, bills will be churned out to address the issues of power, revenue leakages, corruption, unemployment amongst others,’’ he said.

Saraki solicited the collaboration of the media to enable the senate deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians.

The Chairman of DAAR Communication, Mr Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr), who led the delegation, commended the president of the senate for his determination to ensure that the National Assembly delivered on its mandate.

“We thought it is appropriate to congratulate you officially on your election. We know that in spite of distractions, you have a clear leadership thrust which is transparency and accountability,’’ Dokpesi said.

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Buhari Has Changed Economy In 100 Days- Alaafin

Foremost traditional ruler in the Southwest and Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership style since he took over the mantle of leadership in the last 100 days.

The paramount ruler made the commendation during his condolence visit to Osun State governor,  Rauf Aregbesola, on the transition of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

Enumerating the successes recorded by the administration since May 29,  Oba Adeyemi stated that Buhari has proved to the world that corruption was an alien and epidemic disease to Nigeria and Africa.

The traditional ruler said Buhari had shown his capability to the entire world as a man capable and ready to liberate the country from her myriads of challenges of corruption, insecurity, poverty, poor infrastructure, unemployment, poor education system among others crises that have been ravaging and stunting the socio-political and economic growth and development of the nation.

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Wike Squandered N120bn In 100 Days- APC

Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alleged yesterday that the state governor, Nyesom Wike, squandered more than N120 billion in his first 100 days in office.

In a statement released yesterday by Davies Ikanya, state chairman of APC insisted Wike wasted 100 days by merely engaging in falsehood and propaganda.

The party detailed how the governor allegedly spent the money. Ikanya said Wike “squandered”  N30 billion borrowed  shortly after assuming office, N10 billion left by the Rotimi Amaechi administration and over N80 billion accruing to the state from internally generated revenue and the Federation Account.

“Chief Wike represents everything that should not be found anywhere near the corridors of power. He personifies inaction, profligacy, corruption, maladministration and vendetta…”

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Presidency Insists Buhari Never Promised Specifics in 100 Days

The presidency has again reiterated its position and that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised Nigerians that he would achieve specific things within his first 100 days in office.

It maintained that the document tagged “One Hundred Things Buhari Will Do in 100 Days” and another one, “My Covenant With Nigerians” did not emanate from the authentic channel of the campaign’s media department.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, who made the presidency’s position known yesterday, was responding to criticism that has trailed the denial by both the presidency and the APC that the president made such promises.

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Presidency Reacts To PDP’s Criticisms On Buhari’s 100 Days In Office

The Presidency has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop what it describes as a pathetic effort to play-down President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements in his first 100 days in office.

Reacting to the PDP statement claiming the economy is going down under the APC-led administration, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, blamed the PDP for the state of the economy.

He said under the PDP administration, the country witnessed an acceleration of poverty, which united Nigerians for change.

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Governor Elect To Use 100 Days In Office For Reconciliation

The Benue Governor-elect, Dr Samuel Ortom, said he would use his first 100 days in office for reconciliation. Ortom said this when five former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in the state visited and congratulated him in Makurdi on Friday.

He said that if the people were united they could do much more than if they went their separate ways.  Ortom promised to tap the talents of all the people of the state irrespective of their ethnicity, political and religious affiliations to enable him move the state forward.

The governor-elect said the aspirants were experienced and patriotic citizens of the state, adding that he would rely on them in order to deliver the dividends of democracy.

He said that his doors remained open to the former aspirants to enable them offer suggestions on what could be done as well as correcting him if he went wrong.

Earlier, Mr Hingah Biem, while congratulating Ortom, urged him to reconcile the people of the state, transform the state and initiate policies that would encourage people, particularly youth to respect constituted authorities.

Biem said the people of the state had spoken and that they had accepted their verdict. He said the other contestants had resolved to give the governor-elect the needed support to enable him to succeed.

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