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AANI PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO HMOD, ALHAJI MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR, CON mni

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On Wednesday 8 November 2023, the National President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) Ambassador Emmanuel Obi Okafor mni, led a team of the National Executive Committee, some EX-Officio and other members of the association to pay a courtesy call on one of the outstanding members of the association, the Honourable Minister of Defence (HMOD) Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar CON mni at his office at the Ministry of Defence, Abuja.

 

AANI PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO HMOD, ALHAJI MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR, CON mni

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Stating the purpose of the visit, Ambassador Okafor said that they were at the Ship House to congratulate the Honourable Minister on his well-deserved appointment as Minister of Defence and commended the government for making the right choice of appointing such a distinguished member of the National Institute as Minister of Defence. He noted with delight the encouraging and reassuring steps and direction the HMOD has taken thus far since the assumption of office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He noted with delight that the HMOD has the benefit of having three well-trained and distinguished AANI members in the Ministry; Dr Ibrahim Abubakar Kana mni, the permanent secretary, Major General Ahmed Tijjani Jibrin (rtd) mni, SA (Technical) and Dr Elsie Uduak Onwuhafua Mbuk mni, the Deputy Director Navy. He also assures him of AANI’s continuous support to ensure that he succeeds adding that the ministry is very strategic and therefore will be the focal point of the association in its efforts towards a better society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He seized the opportunity to request the ministry’s collaboration to host seminars and other training programmes to enhance national unity, peace and security in Nigeria. The AANI President also solicited the Minister’s support for some of the association’s activities and invited him to the forthcoming AANI Presidential Dinner in honour of graduating members of Senior Executive Course 45 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). Former AANI Presidents, Engineer MG Umar mni and Bolaji Khalil took turns to present goodwill messages and also eulogise the Honourable Minister for his support to AANI.

 

 

 

 

 

In his response, the Honourable Minister expressed delight with the visit and said that he was always happy to be of help to further enhance the association. He also said that he would partner with AANI on the seminar and other training programmes adding that it would be good to make it more robust and all-encompassing by involving the services under his Ministry. He said that he would attend the AANI presidential Dinner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those on the delegation include former AANI presidents Engineer Mohamed Gambo Umar mni and Alhaji Bolaji Khalil mni and a former Vice President, Hajiya Aisha Dankani mni. Also on the entourage were Mrs Olufunke Amos mni, Vice President of the association, Alhaji Abubakar Ismail Isah mni, Secretary General, Alhaji Tijjani Inuwa Dutse mni, AANI Legal Adviser, Mrs Maryamu Madami Laka, mni, Financial Secretary, Alhaji Samaila Umar Sifawa, Treasurer, Brigadier General SK Usman (rtd) mni, National Publicity Secretary, Dr (Mrs) Favour Uguwanyi, mni Social and Welfare Secretary, Dr Babatunde Moses Kayode,mni, the Assistant Secretary of the association, and Alhaji Nasir Ladan mni, Director of Administration at AANI national secretariat.

 

 

 

 

 

Also present at the occasion were, Major General AT Jibrin (Rtd) mni SA (Technical) to the HMOD, Brigadier General Habibu Baba Manu, Principal General Staff Officer to the HMOD and Dr Elsie Uduak Onwuhafua Mbuk mni, a Deputy Director at the Ministry.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

 

 

 

AANI PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO HMOD, ALHAJI MOHAMMED BADARU ABUBAKAR, CON mni

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Kano Emirate: Group Condemns Gov Abba Yusuf For Lawlessness, Plans To Destabilize Nigeria

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The Advocates of Social Justice for All (ASJA) has condemned Governor Abba Yusuf’s decision to dissolve the Kano Emirate and subsequent reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano despite a court order.

The group also criticised the governor for issuing an arrest warrant for the deposed Emir Ado Bayero as executive overreach, an assault on Kano’s cultural heritage and a call to anarchy.

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In a statement signed by Dr Abu Musa, the group described the governor’s actions as a clear abuse of power, a violation of the rule of law, and a threat to the stability and peace of Kano State and Nigeria.

“In a shocking display of executive overreach, Governor Abba Yusuf has taken the extraordinary step of dissolving the Kano Emirate, reinstating Emir Sanusi despite a valid court order, and issuing an arrest warrant for the deposed Emir Ado Bayero. This brazen move is a clear attempt to subvert the rule of law, silence opposition voices, and impose the Governor’s will through executive fiat,” Musa said.

“The Kano Emirate is an institution that has been a cornerstone of the state’s cultural and traditional heritage for centuries. Its dissolution is a reckless and arbitrary move that will have far-reaching consequences for the people of Kano State. The Emirate has played a vital role in promoting peace, stability, and cultural preservation, and its abolition is a direct attack on the cultural identity of the Kano people.

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“Furthermore, the reinstatement of Emir Sanusi despite a court order to the contrary is a clear attempt to subvert the legal process and impose the Governor’s will through executive decree. This is a grave affront to the principles of justice and the rule of law, and it sets a dangerous precedent for the future.

“The issuance of an arrest warrant for Emir Ado Bayero is equally disturbing, as it represents a clear attempt to silence opposition voices and punish those who dare to challenge the Governor’s authority. This is a gross abuse of power and a clear violation of Emir Bayero’s fundamental rights.

“The arrest warrant has created a sense of unease and tension among the people of Kano. This could lead to social unrest, as supporters of the deposed emir may take to the streets to protest. The potential for violence and instability is high, and the state’s security apparatus is on high alert.

“The controversy surrounding the Kano Emirate has already begun to affect the state’s economy. Investors are wary of investing in a state plagued by political instability and cultural tensions. The tourism industry, which relies heavily on the emirate’s cultural attractions, is suffering significantly.

“Governor Abba Yusuf’s actions are a dangerous power grab that undermines the very foundations of our democracy. They demonstrate a blatant disregard for the rule of law, the cultural heritage of the Kano people, and the fundamental rights of individuals.“

The group, therefore, advised the governor to reconsider his actions and respect the legal process, the rights of all individuals, and the cultural heritage of the people of Kano State before it is too late.

“We also call on the relevant authorities to intervene and address this situation, which has the potential to destabilize the peace and security of the nation. The people of Kano State deserve better than a Governor who is willing to trample on their cultural heritage and fundamental rights in pursuit of personal power and vendettas.”

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Middle Belt group convenes meeting to addres insecurity, starvation

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Sahara Weekly Reports That The United Middle Belt Indigenous Peoples Congress (UMBIPC) will convene an extraordinary session of its national executives in Abuja this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

Middle Belt group convenes meeting to addres insecurity, starvation 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting, themed “Insecurity, Starvation, and the Need for Peace-building across the Middle Belt of Nigeria,” will address the escalating attacks and killings of farmers and villagers in the region, amidst widespread hunger and poverty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to UMBIPC’s President-General, Barr. Abuka Omababa, the session aims to find strategic solutions to the crisis, promote peace and unity, and unlock the region’s economic potential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He emphasized that the meeting is crucial, as the Middle Belt faces unprecedented challenges, and its people can no longer afford to be passive in the face of violence and neglect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omababa described the ongoing attacks as an aberration, stressing that the Middle Belt people are peace-loving and should not be taken for granted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He warned that the indigenous people will not be seen as weak and will explore all options to ensure their self-preservation and survival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The meeting seeks to chart a path towards lasting peace, where everyone can live safely and securely, without fear of harm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Omababa reiterated that the ultimate goal remains a united and progressive Nigeria, but the immediate priority is the survival and well-being of the Middle Belt people.

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

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Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong

 

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Sahara Weekly Reports That It may be tasky for Nigerians in the diaspora to be able to identify what a property entails if they have not been in Nigeria for a while. However, when property features and neighborhoods are highlighted in a property listing, it helps with making informed decisions.

 

 

 

 

Why nigerians in the diaspora should first look out for features of a property before investing by Dennis Isong 

 

 

 

 

Nigerians in the diaspora considering investing in property back home should prioritize assessing the features of a property thoroughly for several reasons:

1. Ensuring Value for Money:

The neighborhoods of the property’s location significantly influences its value. Proximity to essential amenities like schools, hospitals, markets, and transportation can enhance a property’s attractiveness and market value.

 

The dimensions of the property features, including the number of rooms, bathrooms, and overall layout, should match the buyer’s needs and justify the price.

 

 

Evaluating the condition of the property, including the quality of construction, age, and any need for repairs or renovations, helps ensure that the investment is sound and that there won’t be hidden costs post-purchase.

2. Maximizing Rental and Resale Potential:

Properties with modern amenities (e.g., reliable water supply, power backup, security systems) and features (e.g., parking spaces, green spaces) tend to attract higher rents and better resale values.

 

Understanding Lagos real estate market can help investors choose properties that are in demand, ensuring they can quickly find tenants or buyers.

3. Avoiding Scams and Fraud:

Cross-checking the advertised features with the actual property helps verify the legitimacy of the deal. Scammers often misrepresent properties to deceive buyers.

 

Ensuring the property has a clear title and all necessary documentation prevents legal disputes and confirms ownership.

4. Personal Satisfaction and Suitability:

For those planning to use the property personally, it’s crucial that the property aligns with their lifestyle and preferences. Features like the number of bedrooms, kitchen size, and backyard space can significantly impact living quality.

 

Features that allow for future expansion or modifications can be crucial for long-term satisfaction and adaptability.

5. Investment Stability and Appreciation:

Properties in economically stable and growing areas tend to appreciate more reliably, providing a secure investment.

 

Areas with ongoing or planned infrastructure developments (like new roads, public transport, or commercial hubs) often see a boost in property values over time.

HOW CAN YOU CONFIRM THE FEATURES AND NEIGHBORHOODS OF A PROPERTY LISTING IN ABSENTIA?

 

1. Ask the realtor to do a video.

 

2. Send a trusted person to confirm.

 

3. Do a video call for confirmation.

 

4. Ensure what was listed match with what’s shown in the video.

 

5. Check the map.

 

 

 

 

I hope you learned something new? Kindly scroll down to save my number and send a message.

 

Dennis Isong is a TOP REALTOR IN LAGOS.He Helps Nigerians in Diaspora to Own Property In Lagos Nigeria STRESS-FREE.

For Questions WhatsApp/Call 2348164741041

 

 

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