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2019 : Hope dashed for Atiku as Ahmed Markarfi joins race for presidency

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A former Governor of Kaduna State and immediate past Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has joined the race to contest the nation’s presidency in 2019.

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The two-term-senator said at a press briefing in Kaduna on Sunday that after wide consultations with party men and women as well as other major stakeholders, he had decided to seek the party’s nomination to contest the poll.

According to Makarfi, he is now ready to pick the PDP nomination form ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

He explained that after the consultations, the result was quite positive and encouraging and that it was fair enough for him to come out and join other “capable party men and women” to seek the party’s nomination for the 2019 presidential election.

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Makarfi will battle a former Vice President and presidential hopeful of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, who had recently appointed a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, the Director-General of his 2019 presidential campaign.

Though he had yet to intimate his party through writing, he added that “one has to come to the decision to seek the nomination before you even seek formally.”

He said, “I have not written to the party but who do you consult with? It is the same party men and women that you consult informally.

“At this stage, it is to seek the party’s nomination. The successful nominee will become the candidate that will stand for the election.

“But first thing first. If one’s party does not put one forward, one can’t say he is contesting the presidency yet. At this stage, I have come to the conclusion that it is okay, based on the consultations that I have had.”

“I have been consulting across the country since I left as the chairman of the party. It’s just consultations and not an endorsement. But it gives you an opportunity to feel the pulse and it will tell whether to go forward or not to go forward.

“The consultations have been quite positive and I believe it is fair enough to come to the conclusion that one should join other equally capable party men and women who have shown interest in seeking the party’s nomination for the 2019 presidential election.”

Makarfi also noted that he had all it took to lead Nigerians to the promise land and thanked the All Progressives Congress for campaigning for the PDP through “bad governance.”

“We must also thank the APC for working for us because they have been working for us. They have refused to govern well, they have been fighting each other,” he said.

He added that anybody that could manage Kaduna State, which he described as ‘mini Nigeria’, could as well govern the country.

He said, “For me, I have known governance for some time at the state level. I served Kaduna for three years as commissioner for finance and economic planning. I came in from the private sector.

“I have private sector experience, especially banking. I governed this complex state for eight years. I have legislative experience, having been in the Senate for a two-term of eight years.

“I got a bonanza, when the party leadership fell on my laps, to know about managing a political party. If you cannot manage your party, even if you are elected, you will have problems governing.”

“If you cannot manage a complex society such as Kaduna State, which is a mini Nigeria, you cannot manage Nigeria,” the former governor added.

When asked if he would quit the party should he fail to realise his ambition on the platform of the PDP, the former governor said he would support whoever emerged as the candidate of the party among Atiku, a former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke; a former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido; and a host of others.

In an apparent reference to the nPDP members in APC, the former governor called on them to come back home, noting that it was obvious that most of them were no longer needed in the ruling party.

“The question before them is where will they go to? The overwhelming majority of them no longer have room in that party. If you stay, what are they staying for?,” Makarfi queried.

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How God warned the Arab nations of tragedies and disasters -prophet Ikuru

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By Collins Nkwocha

The death of the president of Iran Ebrahim Raisi came as a huge shock to everyone as nobody was expecting the huge lose,the helicopter carrying him and other officials crashed in a mountainous and forested area of the country in poor weather.

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It’s very explicit that Iran lost their president due to climatic problems and this reminds me of the prophetic hall of fame, prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry who warned the Arab nations,last year,when he was dishing out his prophecies for the year 2024.

He specifically warned the Arab nations of impending calamities disasters and tragedies that will be prompted by climatic problems and this was exactly what caused the death of the president of Iran.

Just few weeks ago, heavy and thunderous rain caused the death of about 17 people in Oman, just the way it caused serious disaster in UAE and crippled business activities in the nation for days.

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Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

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Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That In a spectacle of jubilation and festivity, Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD made a resounding mark on the real estate landscape with the grand launch of Lekki Aviation Town in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. The unveiling took place within the confines of the estate, blending urban sophistication with the charm of a vibrant neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmony Gardens & Estate Development Unveils Lekki Aviation Town Amidst Glitz & Glamour

 

 

 

 

The event, graced by esteemed personalities including traditional rulers, dignitaries from government parastatal and renowned celebrities, saw Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD ambassadors, 9ice, Nancy Isime, Small Doctor, Iyabo Ojo, and Anita Joseph, taking center stage as the faces of the brand, adding a touch of glamour to the occasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding to the allure of the festivities, the presence of popular Fuji musician, The Ibile master in person of Sefiu Alao and King Saheed Osupa, infused the atmosphere with rhythm and melody, enhancing the celebratory ambiance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa, the visionary CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD, delivered an impassioned opening speech, articulating his mission in developing Lekki Aviation Town, Granville Estate and Majestic Bay Estate by Harmony Gardens and reaffirming the company’s commitment to delivering properties of unparalleled quality. Assuring prospective buyers, he emphasized the authenticity of the company’s titles, instilling confidence in their investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amidst a plethora of activities aimed at creating unforgettable memories, the day held additional significance as it marked the birthday of Hon. Dr. Audullahi Saheed Mosadoluwa. The celebration took place in grand style at his residence, where discussions were held about the progress of various partnerships, including the Seyi Vodi-tagged Vodi Cottage, NancyVille Estate, and the recently finalized Maitakobi Emirate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the event, it was announced that these three projects would feature prominently in the upcoming Lekki Aviation Town grand launch. Additionally, the Seminar on Bridging the Housing Deficit in Nigeria, scheduled for July 2, 2024, was highlighted. This seminar will gather 7,000 industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss solutions for the country’s housing challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event not only showcased the grandeur of Lekki Aviation Town but also underscored Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD’s unwavering dedication to redefining secured, affordable luxury living in Nigeria’s real estate landscape. As the sun set on a day filled with joy and revelry, the promise of a bright future for Lekki Aviation Town shimmered on the horizon, beckoning investors and homeowners alike to embark on a journey of opulence and prosperity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

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Sahara Weekly Reports That A former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), has predicted an end to the security challenges Nigeria is presently passing through saying it will soon be a thing of the past.

 

 

 

 

 

Nigeria will overcome security challenges — Ex-army chief, Buratai

 

 

 

 

General Buratai spoke at the public presentation of books written by the Director Academic, Planning and Quality Assurance, Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Brigadier General Mogbekeloluwa Oluyinka Fakokunde, which was held at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja on Friday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The former army chief commended the efforts of the Nigerian military in the war against insecurity saying they have given their best within the circumstances they have found themselves. He however expressed optimism in the ability of the military to nip the security challenges in the bud very soon saying insecurity is a global occurrence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to commend them (the military). They are doing well. They are doing their best within the circumstances they find themselves and what is happening. It (insecurity) is not only in Nigeria, it is global. What is happening is Nigeria is not an exception. Within our neighbours, we see what is happening and globally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We see what is happening in Sudan, Ukraine, in the Middle East and so on. They (the military) need to remain resolute, remain focused and continue the project they are doing and surely they will succeed. For sure it (insecurity) cannot be permanent, there must be a solution and we can get out of it one day,” General Buratai told media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The author, Brigadier General Fakokunde, while speaking with Tribune Online, said the books were written with the intention to solve societal problems such as stress, drug abuse and addiction as well as providing the leeway for teachers to manage stress associated with their profession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said as builders of talents, teachers need the required skills and qualifications to excel and impart knowledge on their students as leaders of tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If you look at these books, they are not just ordinary books, they are also working instruments addressing the problems of the society like problem of drug addicts, problem of occupational stress and others ravaging the workforce now. These are competencies they need to imbibe so that they can manage their stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The rate of drug abuse is a serious thing now and is prevalent among the students and the youths. With these publications, we have instruments that can be used to manage drug abuse among our youths, our workforce and every strata of the society. The intention is to solve problems of the society and that is what we have done by unveiling these books.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books’ reviewer, Professor Mary Ogechi Esere, of the University of Ilorin, while commending the author for his efforts said the books describe Nigeria’s current realities and provide solutions for the way out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said the books could not have come at a better time describing them as tools for stress management and to tackle the menace of drug abuse especially among the youths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The author has deemed it fit to give us tools that we can use to manage the stress and tackle drug abuse which is prevalent among our students right from primary schools. The books are apt, written at the right time. It is scholarly and the writing style is unique,” she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The books presented are Handbook of Occupational Stress Management for Teachers, Psychological Testing and Technique in Continuous Assessment for Colleges and Universities, Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) and Drug Abuse Awareness Scale (DAAS) Manual.

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