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Gov Abiodun committed to rule of law, democracy”

 

 

 

 

The commitment of the administration ofi Governor Dapo Abiodun in Ogun state to ensure the preservation of rule of law, battle corruption and protect tenets of democracy in the country has again been reiterated.

 

 

 

 

 

According to a top functionary of the government, apart from prioritising the welfare of the people, the administration is working hard to deepen the people’s beliefs in the nations democratic process.

 

 

 

 

 

Kayode Akinmade, a Chief Consultant on Media to the governor, who spoke while answering question of a television programme on Friday, said as a law abiding leader, the governor has always recourse to the judiciary to seek redress for himself and his administration whenever the need arises, rather than engage in self help.

 

 

 

 

Akinmade stressed that the decision of the governor to approach the court over the matter between him and the impeached chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area, Wale Adedayo, is a demonstration of his belief in the rule of law and his indisposition to ‘rule of force’.

 

 

 

 

 

Adedayo appeared before a Magistrate Court at Isabo, Abeokuta, on a petition filed by the State government against him, over an earlier allegation of diversion of funds meant for Council Areas in the state. Governor Abiodun is insisting that the former Council boss must prove his allegations against his administration or face the the wrath of the law for falsely inciting the people against the government.

 

 

Gov Abiodun committed to rule of law, democracy"

 

 

 

Adedayo was arraigned on a two-count charge. According to Akinmade, it is wrong for people to rush to accuse the governor of persecuting Adedayo, who according to him, have “severally apologised to the governor in private while continuing with his ill-motivated misinformation in public.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The governor believes that taking Adedayo before the court will deepen our democracy and entrench the rule.of law. Unlike some other people in Governor Abiodun’s shoes who would readily recourse yo sending thugs after and unleashing other forms of violence on those who accused them rightly or wrongly, “our governor decided to seek redress in court. I think he should be commended by all and sundry for this. What he is doing is giving Adedayo a chance to prove his allegations.”

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking on the allegation by the impeached chairman that the governor is behind his removal, Akinmade said Adedayo was already facing removal from office before he raised the false alarms.against the governor. “He has already been accused of several impeachable offences before he wrote the letter alleging the governor. He had already reached out to the governor and other leaders of the party to help him stave off his removal. It was when he realized he may not survive the impeachment move that he connived with some other unscrupulous politician in the party to malign the governor and discredit the APC in Ogun state,” Akinmade said.

 

 

 

 

 

The Media chief added that claims.by Adedayo that he got zero allocation since he became.chairman of his local government were probed wrong by the FAAC committee in the state when the House of Assembly looked into his petition. He recalled.that other council chairmen in the state also debunked the allegation and even brought Adedayo with them to apologize to the governor for the wrong allegations. “But in spite of all these, he didn’t stop his scripted plot to tarnish the image of the governor. Hence, Governor Abiodun approached the court for redress.”

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking further, Akinmade recalled.that the impeached council boss has been in office for more than two years. “One then wonders why he is raising this alarm now. He claimed zero allocation but he has been collecting his monthly N3million security votes regularly. Local government staff in his LGA are not being owed and primary school teachers there are paid as at when due. We all should be asking him to explain what he meant by zero allocation,” he said.

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A PLEA TO PRESIDENT TINUBU: PRESERVE THE NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU

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*A PLEA TO PRESIDENT TINUBU: PRESERVE THE NIGERIAN ARMY UNIVERSITY, BIU*

Dear President Tinubu,

I write to you today with a plea that comes from the heart of a concerned citizen. Your recent approval of the Oronsaye report, which includes the merger of the Nigerian Army University, Biu with the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, has sparked a wave of apprehension among many of us who value education and security in our nation.

While I applaud the initiative to streamline government agencies and reduce spending, I urge you to reconsider the decision to merge the Army University, Biu. This institution holds a special place in the hearts of the people of northeast Nigeria, especially in a region that has been grappling with security challenges for over a decade.

The establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu was a beacon of hope for the youth in the region, providing them with access to quality education and opportunities for a brighter future. The university has shown remarkable growth and potential, becoming a symbol of resilience and progress in the face of adversity.

In China’s national defence research, National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) has always been at the forefront. To meet the demand from strategies to strengthen national defense through science and technology and to build an innovative country, NUDT makes full use of its integrative disciplinary strengths in science, engineering, management, military science, humanities and social sciences, providing strong support for the modernization of the Chinese armed forces, providing talent and technical support to China’s national economy and social development, and ultimately contributing to world peace and development.

Over the past 60 years, NUDT has evolved into a comprehensive science, engineering, military science, management, economics, philosophy, literature, education, law, and history university. The university consists of 10 colleges running more than 40 departments, institutes and laboratories, four key national laboratories and one key laboratory at the level of the Ministry of Education.

In many topics, NUDT plays a leading role, nine of which are key national topics. According to the Ministry of Education’s 2002 – 2004 National First – Category Discipline Evaluation, five NUDT disciplines made the ’ top five ’ list and the discipline of computer science and technology ranked first nationwide. NUDT currently has more than 2,000 faculty members, of whom more than 300 are teachers. There are 14,000 full – time students with 8,400 graduates and 5,600 graduates.

Mr. President, I implore you to recognize the importance of preserving the autonomy of the Army University, Biu. By empowering this institution and allowing it to flourish independently, you will not only support the educational aspirations of the youth in the region but also contribute to the overall development of northern Nigeria and the National Security.

Education and security are not burdens to society; they are investments in our future. Just a decade ago, former President Jonathan took a bold step in establishing 37 new universities to expand access to quality education for our youth. We need more institutions like the Nigerian Army University, Biu, to cater to the growing number of qualified students seeking higher education opportunities.

Your vision for a prosperous and innovative Nigeria, as articulated during your campaign, requires additional universities to harness the talents and intellect of our youth. As you have rightly said, we have the knowledge and the brainpower to overcome challenges like poverty, ignorance, and homelessness. Investing in education is the key to unlocking this potential.

In conclusion, Mr. President, I urge you to reconsider the merger of the Army University, Biu, with the NDA. Let us continue to support and nurture institutions that are making a difference in the lives of our youth and communities. Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient Nigeria for generations to come.

Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Gamji Reporters, Kaduna.

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Throwback: Primate Ayodele’s Interview With Tribune Newspaper About Nigeria On December 31, 2023

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Throwback: Primate Ayodele’s Interview With Tribune Newspaper About Nigeria On December 31, 2023

Throwback: Primate Ayodele’s Interview With Tribune Newspaper About Nigeria On December 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

In this interview, popular seer and spiritual head of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Lagos, Primate Elijah Ayodele speaks on 2024 and what awaits Nigeria and the world.

 

 

Throwback: Primate Ayodele’s Interview With Tribune Newspaper About Nigeria On December 31, 2023

The economy

NIGERIANS need to be watchful, prayerful, and constantly appeal to God. The government needs help. If the government refuses to listen to God’s warning, it is bound to get into problems. The Bola Tinubu government is out of line. When I warned that voting for an All Progressive Congress federal government would lead to calamity and storm, many people felt I was talking rubbish. With all the economic formulas that the current government is postulating, it can’t get a correct model that will help the country. The World Bank and the IMF have killed Nigeria’s economy. If President Tinubu continues to listen to them, Nigeria will die. There is still payment of fuel subsidy. Tinubu cannot play with a subsidy. The complete removal of subsidies will result in complete economic trouble. We cannot buy fuel for N100 anymore. They are lies.

I foresee that under the current realities, the cefa will be stronger than the Naira. Also, the dollar will rise to N1400 and this will shake the economy so badly that some forces are hell-bent on frustrating the Tinubu-led Federal government but they will not be successful.

The economy will be fluctuating (rising and falling} to the extent that the Central Bank of Nigeria will cry out. The opposition will take several steps to fight the present government but they will miss their strategies. Government palliative is part of the things that are ruining the economy and has not added anything good to the economic revival. I foresee the Nigerian economy will fluctuate, it will be unstable and inflation rates will rise astronomically. The economic stability will crash down to very low levels even though the Central Bank of Nigeria {CBN} and the federal government will be working to find a way forward. I have not seen anything better, for the future looks gloomy.

Do not play politics with Nigerians. The government must do what is right. Playing politics with Nigeria will destroy the country and the nation will collapse. We must be realistic if we want to balance the nation. Increment in workers’ salaries will not improve things. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is blindfolded. The President of the NLC is incompetent; he will not be able to achieve anything. He is weak; he is only making political noise. He should stop making noise.

We must stop patronizing the dollar. It is killing our country. There must be a constant power supply; we must use our mineral resources to negotiate. The ministry that is supposed to be feeding Nigeria is the Ministry of Mines. The person who is in charge must work with the CBN governor. We must improve our mechanized farming.

In 2024, the government must reduce the price of food commodities; giving out palliatives is a fraud; it is a scam. There should be food markets in various states for genuine food palliatives. The price of a bag of rice can be reduced to N20,000. We must also improve our road infrastructure. These would make Nigeria better. God still insists that Tinubu is his plan but not his purpose for Nigeria. The cost of living will become unbearable in 2024 if the government refuses to do what is needed. There will be a shortage of water. We are smiling and suffering. Prices in essential commodities will rise.

Insecurity

They cannot end insecurity in 2024. The police and other forces must be equipped. There will be another unguided missile attack that will kill civilians. When this repeats itself, people would insist that it was orchestrated. If there is an adjustment in the war against terror in Nigeria, then it will work. The government must create employment opportunities; this will help in the fight against insecurity. We must also look at the issue of state policing again. If there is food, infrastructure, and electricity, then things will pick up. A cashless policy will destroy Tinubu’s government. We must pray against religious and ethnic war in Nigeria. A prominent African president will escape a bomb attack. Let us pray that Customs officers will not be attacked. The head of the NIS might be changed. Some people will rubbish the efforts of the EFCC chairman. More insecurity in the North. Benue, Plateau, Abuja, Ondo, and Kogi will experience more insecurities.

Politics

If Obaseki doesn’t take it easy, PDP will lose in Edo. If PDP loses, Obaseki will be troubled. Ondo State’s Aiyedatiwa will be frustrated, he cannot rule Ondo State. Tinubu will take over Ondo State. Some five PDP governors will rescue the party. Fubara must not cross to APC. He must remain in PDP; he should not follow Wike. If he does, that will be the end of his political career. He should not fight against Wike. If he fights against Wike, he will not win. The Akwa Ibom state governor too must not cross to APC. If Mbah comes out to contest for the governorship election, he may destroy Soludo. Soludo must prepare himself because the APC is ready to take over the state. If care is not taken, Ganduje and Tinubu will part ways. The relationship between Tinubu and Shettima will be constrained. Some of the President’s allies will fight his wife. He must watch his health properly. Seyi Makinde must not leave PDP; if he does, he will not make it politically again. Gbajabiamila will receive a rude shock.

Nigeria will keep borrowing and it would become so burdensome that we would start to beg for relief. Giving us debt relief is another bondage because there will be conditions. There are three cabals bent on hijacking Tinubu’s government. Buhari and Tinubu will still fight. A prominent leader in Afenifere will pass away. Nigeria will break if there is no restructuring as of 2035. Nnamdi Kanu’s bail will be unconditional and it is not too certain. Samuel Ekpa must be careful so that he will not be arrested.

Infrastructure

There will be problems in the telecommunications industry. G5 has come to stay. The tax on these companies will increase and the burden of this will drive some of them away. The government has plans to establish a telecommunication company. Let us pray that we won’t witness any fire outbreak in any federal secretariat. Let us pray that no governor’s office will be set ablaze. A prominent pastor will die, same with an Islamic scholar. And ex-governor will pass on. Building collapse in Abuja is imminent; there will be a bomb scare in Abuja. I foresee the Nigeria Gas Company will be shut down as there will not be enough gas to meet the energy needs of companies and the Transmission Company of Nigeria. Let us pray so that the facilities of the Transmission Company of Nigeria will not be attacked. I foresee the Ijede Power plant, Egbin Thermal Station, Shiroro Dam, and Kanji Dam will have problems and be shut down. Let us pray so that none of the dams will become dry. I foresee that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company Kubwa substation and the Apo substation will be shut down.

Global terrorism and insecurity

At the global level, I foresee the emergence of a new set of terrorist organizations different from HAMAS in Gaza, the Kurdistan Workers Party {PKK} in Turkey, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and Al-Shabaab in Somalia. I foresee a network of terror gangs scheming in the year 2024 to cause havoc and also plan evils towards the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the State of Israel, France, Germany, and Turkey to create a breakdown of law and order and a state of insecurity. The spirit of God revealed to me that there will be aborted or failed coups de-tat in some countries. I foresee another terrorist group that is a faction of the PKK in 2024. The Al-Shabaab terror gang, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS criminals will begin to terrorize more countries in Africa and Europe. Europe will begin to witness more frequent acts of terrorism. The spirit of God says another coalition of terrorist groups will emerge in Africa. The band of criminals will work hand in hand with the likes of AL-QAEDA and Boko Haram.

Primate Ayodele to Nigerians: 2024 is gloomy, dollar will rise to N1,400

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OOU Man O’ War Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

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*OOU Man O’ War Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

 

 

The Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU Ago-Iwoye chapter of the Man O’ War Nigeria will in a few days’ time roll out drums in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

 

OOU Man O’ War Celebrates 40 Years Anniversary

 

This was made known yesterday by the Chairman, Planning Committee, Statesman Adebunkola Soile-Balogun.

According to her, activities marking the 40th anniversary which promises to be a grand one will kickstart on Thursday, March 7, 2024, while the Passing Out Parade will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Mrs Soile-Balogun added that the grand finale of the anniversary has been scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2024, with a symposium titled; *Collapse of Good And Visionary Leadership As Rudiments of Societal And Institutional Decay In Nigeria*.

The event will be held at Ago-Iwoye Elite Club, Behind the Mini Campus of the University.

Activities lined up for the 40th anniversary will come to an end same day with a Dinner and Award Night, where some topshots of the society will bag different honours.

The Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba AbdulRazaq Adenugba, Rotn (Dr) Akande Kazeem Babatunde, Dr Adeejat Kubra Kolawole and Prof Ayodeji Olayinka Johnson are some of the dignitaries expected to grace the occasion.

The Chairman of the Planning Committee said the vision of Man O’ War is to create a nation where people and communities live together in peace, harmony, and mutual respect through sustainable community development.

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