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National Challenges and Opportunities: Government Should Do More – Ali Soyode.

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…Pray for States and  Victims affected by  Crises. 

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A leading Presidential Aspirant in the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Mr. AIi Soyode, has called on the three Tiers of government to increase the level of security required for peaceful coexistence among its Citizens, emphasising that the primary responsibility of any government is the protection of lives and properties as enshrined in the constitution and on moral, cultural and religious grounds.

 

 

Ali Soyode who was reacting to recent developments in the country said more than 2000 people lost their lives over preventable conflict and issues such as communal crises, herdsmen/farmer’s clashes, gas explosion, lack of heath care facilities among other things.

 

Emphasising that economic loses from such impacts on any nation will affect her growth, earnings and investment drives.

 

 

While commenting on the recent killings in Plateau State, where hundreds were left dead, the aspirant, Mr. Soyode said the delay in creating immediate response by leaders is reducing the hope and security expected by the people.

 

Mr Soyode added that local people need their hope built positively and subsequently want the criminals responsible for the killings arrested and brought to book in a competent court of law.

 

Last month, armed bandits suspected to be  herdsmen attacked the villages of Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp in Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, with about 86 people killed and various figures across other states been killed.

The states and federal government came under severe attack for not combating what has now become a major national problem..

 

 

Pointing to the economic losses that accrue from such deaths, Mr Soyode said more should be done by state and federal governments to bring back wholly the rule of law and ensure its full compliance as failure to do so would lead to more hardship for the ordinary citizens of Nigeria.

 

Mr Soyode, the former CEO of the largest black Television station in Europe BEN Television and the Commandant General of International Mentoring Corp, who joined Nigeria’s presidential race few months ago said: “All these can be avoided and curtailed if the people feels the leadership is there for them. It is unfortunate and saddening to read, watch or listen to news daily about the challenges and crises as there is always an opportunity to give peace a chance.

 

 

“Peace helps communities to build their economy, have better things of life, enjoy the structures provided by governments and make the compliance with the rule of law easier. We do not need the sad news daily facing us when we can all collectively do better to help build a nation which has all the necessary resources to be great.”

 

However, Mr Soyode commended the Nigeria armed forces for working with the resources available to them especially those in the frontline, noting that as more resources and welfare are provided, they should become more motivated and inspired to do more for the nation.

 

 

He added that there is the need to consider the state security option as several governors have complained of the lack of power to secure their domains.

 

 

“Let me appeal to the members of National Assembly, federal government and the leaders to see to the urgent need to protect all Nigerians. I am appealing to them to see to it that security is very pivotal and I believe this can be done within a period of three months because Nigerians need peace and peace brings in the capacity required for growth in business and investments.

 

 

He therefore used the medium to urgently call and invite all political office aspirants to a summit where the issue for peace, the values of electorate consideration and the importance of each candidate, their followers and parties to walk the path of keeping our nation united will be discussed and tabled with a resolution agreed at the end of it. This initiative of pledging to peace is on the back of his 2015, I Pledge Peace campaign in Nigeria.

 

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Nigeria Struggling: Tinubu govt’s performance unsatisfactory – Ewenla By Ifeoma Ikem

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Nigeria Struggling: Tinubu govt’s performance unsatisfactory – Ewenla

By Ifeoma Ikem

 

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A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Alimosho, Lagos State, and a member of the state’s disciplinary committee, Prince (Dr) Adedipe Ewenla, NiL DiL Bsc Msc. has given a scorecard of the performance of the President Bola Tinubu-led administration on its first anniversary in power.

Amb. Adedipe Dauda Ewenla, in a press release signed and made available to this medium, expressed his disappointment and concern over the state of the nation, citing insecurity, economic challenges, fuel scarcity, educational failure, and mismanagement of funds as some of the pressing issues facing the country.
He described the Tinubu administration as the worst in Nigeria’s democratic history, stating that it has failed to fulfill its primary purpose of promoting the welfare and security of its citizens.

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Ewenla emphasized that the country is facing an existential crisis due to the failure of successive leaders to address the problems of nation-building.

Ewenla urged President Tinubu to be truthful about the state of the nation and to take immediate action to address the suffering of Nigerians.

His words, “Tinubu should come out and tell Nigerians the true position of things in the country; the country has suffered enough and we need results fast.

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“After a careful study of the state of the nation and a review of administrations since Nigeria’s independence from colonial rule in 1960, especially in the civilian dispensation which started on May 29, 1999, the Tinubu administration emerged the worst in terms of not fulfilling the primary purpose of government, which is promoting the welfare and security of its citizens.”

Ewenla described the life of the ordinary citizen as a mess, owing to the economic hardship fuelled by high transportation, fuel price hike and exorbitant food items in the market, adding that this has made the country the laughing stock of its neighbours and beyond.

According to the PDP stalwart, “Nigeria is gradually becoming the permanent invalid ‘Giant of Africa,’ all patriots are ashamed of what is going on in the country as the polity is fast drifting towards its elastic limit.”
Ewenla therefore enjoined the Tinubu government to redouble efforts in turning around the fortunes of the nation, in line with the expectations of the citizenry and his administration’s promises of effective change.

I see nothing good in Tinubu administration more than high corruption and insecurity, he added

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Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

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Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

 

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The First Class Emirates of Bichi, have applauded the judiciary and security agencies for their steadfast commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law amid the ongoing emirship tussle in Kano State.

Bichi Stakeholders Condemn Onslaught on Emirate By Kano Govt, Appaud Judiciary, Security Agents

 

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Recall that the the Kano House of Assembly repealed the law which ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje used to dethrone Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as Emir of Kano in 2020.

After signing the repealed law, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf announced the sack of five emirs of Bichi, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Kano.

The Bichi Emirate Stakeholders, in a statement issued to journalists on Sunday, said they appreciate the judiciary for their courageous interpretation of the constitution, which has ensured that the principles of democracy and separation of powers are respected in Kano State.

The statement was signed by Malam Bello Salisu, Alhaji Uba Kunchi, Alhahi Sule Mu’azu Kunchi, Malam Muhammad Garba Yusuf, Alhaji Mudassir Ado Kunchi,
Alhaji Tukur Sani Kwa, Malam Kabiru Muhammad, Alhaji Musa Zangon Mata and 31 others.

“The First Class Emirate, of Bichi, wish to express our deepest appreciation to the judiciary and security agencies for their steadfast commitment to upholding the constitution and the rule of law” the statement reads.

“We commend the judiciary for their courageous interpretation of the constitution, which has ensured that the principles of democracy and separation of powers are respected in Kano State. You have indeed demonstrated a strong commitment to justice and the protection of the rights of all citizens, and we are grateful for your service.

“We also appreciate the security agencies for their professionalism and dedication to maintaining peace and order in the state, despite the challenges posed by the recent political developments. Your tireless efforts have ensured that our people can live in peace and security, and we are deeply grateful for your sacrifices.

“We are grateful for the independence and impartiality displayed by the judiciary and security agencies, which has helped to strengthen our democracy and ensure that the rights and dignity of all citizens are protected.

“The people and indeed leaders of the Bichi Emirates have endured the onslaught on their rights to this Emirate, and the actions of the judiciary and security agencies have averted the breakdown of law and order in Bichi Emirates in particular and by extension the other four Emirates.

“There is no gainsaying that all the Emirates have witnessed tremendous progress in infrastructural and socioeconomic development in the last eight years and upon no fault of any of the emirs these unpopular decisions were taken by the State Assembly and the executive arms of the Government of Kano State.”

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Kano: APC Assembly Members reject abolition of five Emirates, urge Gov Yusuf to respect separation of powers

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Kano State House of Assembly Members from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the abolition of the five Emirates in the state by Governor Abba Yusuf.

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The APC Assembly Members urged Yusuf to respect the separation of powers in the state and stop abusing his powers as executive Governor.

This was contained in a statement signed by their leader, Ayuba Labaran Durun, and made available to the press in Kano on Saturday.

Durun explained that their constituents have mandated them to reject the abolition of the five Emirates in Kano State.

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The lawmakers commended the judiciary and security agencies for upholding the rule of law and ensuring peace returns to the state.

They also lauded President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his commitment to the separation of powers and the role he played in maintaining peace in Kano State and the country at large.

The APC Assembly Members noted that democracy only thrives when all three arms of government work hand in hand and respect one another.

The statement read, “On behalf of the All Progressives Congress State Assembly Members, we urge the Kano State Government, under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusif, to respect the law and stop abusing his powers as executive Governor. We want to remind him that democracy and separation of powers require collaboration and checks and balances, not unilateral decision-making.

“As legislatures representing our various Constituencies in Kano State, our people have mandated us to reject the abolition of the five Emirates in Kano State, and we maintain our stance. We commend the judiciary and security agencies for upholding the rule of law and ensuring peace returns to the state.

“Our President, Asiwaju Bola Ahmad Tinubu, has demonstrated a commendable commitment to the separation of powers and has played a vital role in maintaining peace in Kano State and the country at large. We appreciate his efforts and exemplary leadership.

“We emphasize the importance of respecting the rule of law and the need for all arms of government to work together in harmony to ensure peace, stability, and progress in the state. Let us work together to build a better future for the people of Kano State, where justice, peace, and prosperity reign supreme, and where the rights and dignity of all citizens are upheld and respected.

“Democracy only thrives when all three arms of government work hand in hand and respect one another. We must ensure that we uphold this principle in Kano State for the benefit of our people.”

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