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TBRC LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA.

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TBRC LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA.

TBRC LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA.

-Emir of Zazzau Call For Collaboration to Address Nigeria’s Insecurity Crisis

-Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai’s Army Modernization Efforts

In a seminar organized by the Tukur Buratai Research Centre (TBRC), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd) emphasized the crucial role of traditional leaders in contributing to the security of Nigeria. Recognizing that traditional leaders have the eyes and ears of the people, Gen Buratai highlighted the importance of information and intelligence in addressing security challenges. He stressed the need for traditional leaders to support the government’s security architecture and ensure the safety of the country.

The seminar, which was held as part of the ongoing TBRC leadership retreat, focused on the theme of traditional institutions and contemporary security challenges in Nigeria. Gen Buratai underscored the significance of collective efforts in mitigating security threats, emphasizing that security is essential for societal development. Without security, progress and growth would be significantly hindered.

The retreat aimed to build closer ties and cooperation among traditional leaders to foster unity and address security concerns collectively. Gen Buratai expressed confidence in the traditional leaders’ ability to fulfill their role in promoting peace and security in Nigeria.

During the seminar, His Royal Highness the Emir of Zazzau, H.E Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, CFR, emphasized the prevalent issue of insecurity in Nigeria. He called on traditional rulers to prioritize the preservation and promotion of traditional institutions, as well as to act with fairness, transparency, and integrity. Emphasizing the need for collaboration with various stakeholders, including government bodies and the private sector, the Emir highlighted the importance of peace, stability and security in achieving political and economic development.

The Ameer of Birnin Gwari, HRH Zubair Jibril Maigwari II, commended the transformational journey of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of General Buratai in Dr. Jibril’s book, which provides a detailed analysis of the Nigerian Army’s advancements during General Buratai’s tenure, was officially presented during the seminar. The book serves as a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and military enthusiasts interested in understanding the evolution of one of Africa’s prominent armed forces.

In conclusion, the retreat and seminar emphasized the indispensable role of traditional leadership in promoting peace, stability, Security and national unity in Nigeria. Traditional leaders were acknowledged as essential bridges between the country’s cultural heritage and its aspirations for a secure and prosperous future. Their wisdom and cultural knowledge are crucial in mobilizing communities and promoting peaceful coexistence. Furthermore, traditional leaders contribute significantly to preserving Nigeria’s cultural identity and fostering social cohesion. The seminar urged the support and collaboration of all stakeholders to create a safe and thriving Nigeria for all its citizens.

The Tukur Buratai Research Centre and the ongoing leadership retreat highlighted the importance of traditional institutions, security challenges, and the modernization efforts of the Nigerian Army. As Nigeria continues to face complex threats and challenges, it is essential to utilize the wisdom and influence of traditional leaders to promote peace, stability and Security throughout the nation.

 

TBRC LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOCUSES ON TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA.

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The International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations confirms the Appointment of Amb. Ojadah

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The International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations confirms the Appointment of Amb. Ojadah

.. As Permanent Representative at UN Headquarters, New York, USA.

 

 

Global President and Chairman of the Supreme Council of the United International Peace and Governance Council (UNIPGC), recipient of the 2024 US President Joe Biden Lifetime Achievement Award, H.E. Ambassador. Dr. Jonathan Ojada has been approved and confirmed as the Permanent Representative of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations (IRDCUN-EU) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA.

 

His confirmation took place on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

According to the IRDCUN-EU Permanent Representative at the UN Headquarters in New York, Amb. Ojada is expected to collaborate with small organizations abroad, international diplomatic clubs, parliaments, presidential palaces, royal families and diplomatic missions in all countries, as well as the European Union, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc.

 

 

Ambassador. Ojada was originally appointed to the position in February and was confirmed in June.

As such, he is authorized to exercise the powers and privileges of Ambassador and Head of Mission in Africa of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations.

The appointment was confirmed in a letter signed and presented by the President of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, H.E. Oksana Cernovskaja .

According to the letter: “This appointment is confirmed in the exercise of the powers entrusted to me as President of the International Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations – IRDCUN, in accordance with the statutes of the organization in Lithuania, the European Union.

“I hereby appoint you, Ambassador. Jonathan Emmamuzo Ojada as Permanent Representative of IRDCUN at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America, effective February 01, 2024.

“Your identification code is IRDCUN/MH-AFR/EU/HQ-07.”

Until this confirmation, Ambassador. Jonathan made a high-level diplomatic tour, including having the honor of meeting and greeting members of the government, Mayors of Lithuanian cities, and attending the awards event at the Presidential Palace where the winners of the Initiative of the President of Lithuania H. E. Gitanas Nausėda – Green Ideas Festival and World Environment Day were awarded. President of Lithuania. Together with the Honorable Member of the Seimas of Lithuania Ligita Girskienė, Hon. Minister of Environment Simonas Gentvilas, Mayor of Panevezys Rytis Mykolas Račkauskas, Director of Administration of the Klaipeda City Hall Andrius Žukas, which took place at the Presidential Palace in Vilnius.

HE. Ambassador. Dr. Jonathan Ojada’s courtesy visits to prominent Lithuanian personalities were organized by the President of the Royal Diplomatic Club of the United Nations, H.E. Oksana Chernovskaya accompanied by the ambassador. Dr. Rosalyn Adedoyin Amangbo is also appointed Ambassador for Diplomatic Relations and European African Economic Cooperation.

Other notable meetings included a discussion with Kristina L. Aleknene, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian-Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce (ULCC) in Vilnius, on opportunities for cooperation to expand investment in Africa and to enhance sponsorship of the Global Peace Congress scheduled for December 2-4. , 2024.

The IRDCUN delegation also met with Vidmantas Janulevičius, President of the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, which unites more than 54 Lithuanian industry and trade associations. On the same day, the delegation visited the European Union Information Center ahead of the EU parliamentary elections, which will take place on Sunday, 9 June 2024.

In addition, the IRDCUN delegation visited the office of the Algirdas Kamarauskas Vice-Mayor of Klaipeda, Lithuania, where productive meetings were held in preparation for the Global Peace Congress in Lithuania in December 2024 at Litexpo, Director Vaclav Stankiewicz of the Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Managing Partner Jonas Kondratas Nobel International Information Center in Klaipeda and productively visited Klaipeda University and the Klaipeda free economic zone. On June 11, a productive meeting was held at the office of the Vilnius Chamber of Commerce Industry and Craft with the director Dr. Almantas Danilevičius as part of the cooperation of participation of Lithuanian and Vilnius enterprises in the business program of the Global Peace Congress, organized by IRDCUN

 

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Rivers: Pro-Democracy Group Warns Chidi Lloyd, Other LG Chairmen to Vacate Office June 17

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*Rivers: Pro-Democracy Group Warns Chidi Lloyd, Other LG Chairmen to Vacate Office June 17

 

 

The Pro-Democracy Coalition of Nigeria (P-DCN) has warned Chidi Lloyd, the chairman of Emohua and other Local Government heads in Rivers State to vacate office when their tenure expires.

Recall that a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt had last month nullified tenure extension for the chairmen of the 23 local government areas in the state.

This was as the court declared the Local Government Law No.2 of 2024, which extended the tenure of local government chairmen by six months after the expiration of their tenure as invalid.

But Lloyd claimed that his tenure had been extended by six months by the same state assembly.

However, in a statement signed by its President, Comr. Jack Thomas, the group said it is “embarrassing and regrettable that such a brazen display of arrogance in ignorance can emanate from a local government chairman.”

Thomas added: “The local government chairman my be suffering from memory loss, or how will claim his tenure was extended by six months despite the Order of the Rivers State High Court nullifying the purported extension of tenure of local government chairmen by people who are not members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, owing to their to the loss of their seat as a result of their defection from the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) to the All Progressives Congress(APC).

“We also wish to remind Mr Chidi that, on May 21,2024, a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, nullified tenure extension of the tenure of the 23 local government chairmen in Rivers state.

“The court declared the Local Government Law No.2 of 2024, which extended the tenure of local government chairmen by six months after the expiration of their tenure as invalid.

“The court held that the law is inconsistent with the 1999 constitution and Section 9 (1) of Rivers State Law No 5 of 2018 which fixed three years for local government chairmen and councilors.

“This sound judgment was delivered by Justice, D.G. Kio, in suit number PHC/1320/CS/2024, which was instituted by Enyiada Cookey-Gam & 6 Ors vs. The Governor of Rivers State & Ors.

“The Court also affirmed that the lawful tenure for LG chairmen and councillors remained three years as stipulated by the 2018 law, saying any attempt to extend the tenure is unlawful, and violates the officials’ oath of office.

“The chairman of Emohua local government should not ridicule himself in his last few days in office but should be offering apologies to his people for his poor performance in office.

“Mr Chidi must not incur the wrath of Rivers people by refusing to leave office when his tenure expires on June 17th, 2024, as there will be no extension to his tenure, not even for a day.

“We also use this opportunity to call on security agencies to deal decisively with the likes of Chidi should they indulge in acts that will affect the peace and security of Rivers State.”

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Enilolobo Lauds Tinubu’s First Year, 25th Anniversary Of The Mandate Movement

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In a commemorative event held at the Police Ground in Ikeja, Lagos, Hon. Abdullahi Ayinde Enilolobo, the Lagos State Chairman of The Mandate Movement, addressed the press to mark a trio of significant anniversaries: the 25th Anniversary of The Mandate Movement, the one-year anniversary of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration, and the 31st Anniversary of the June 12 election annulment.

 

Enilolobo Lauds Tinubu’s First Year, 25th Anniversary Of The Mandate Movement

Enilolobo’s speech emphasized the progress and ongoing challenges in Nigeria’s democratic journey. He reminded attendees of the slow but steady march towards a robust democratic system, likening Nigeria’s progress to historical precedents in the UK and the US, where democracy took centuries to fully develop.

“June 12th is a reminder of democracy’s enduring beauty,” Enilolobo said. “We haven’t achieved all our goals, but we are not regressing. Democracy is a continuous process, and the 2023 elections represented a significant improvement over previous ones.”

Reflecting on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s role in Nigeria’s democratic evolution, Enilolobo highlighted Tinubu’s pivotal sacrifices during the pro-democracy struggles of the 1990s. He portrayed Tinubu as a key figure who risked everything to challenge Nigeria’s military dictatorship.

“President Tinubu stood out as a colossus during the fight for the June 12 election, risking his life and property for the sake of democracy,” Enilolobo noted. He emphasized that Tinubu’s presidency marked a departure from military rule, bringing a pro-democracy activist to the helm for the first time.

Enilolobo also praised several accomplishments of Tinubu’s first year in office:

Student Loan Initiative**: A milestone achievement with over 60,000 applications from underprivileged students.

Infrastructure Development**: The construction of the Lagos-Calabar Highway, expected to benefit over 50,000 Nigerians and boost economic opportunities.

Central Bank Reforms: Efforts to establish accountability and reduce politicization.

Oil Sector Improvements: Notable strides in combating oil theft and vandalism, with significant recoveries of stolen crude and operational refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri.

The event also celebrated the growth and influence of The Mandate Movement. Enilolobo announced plans for nationwide expansion, mobilizing diverse societal sectors to support democratic principles and the current administration.

“The Mandate Group is committed to defending the mandate of President Tinubu and promoting unity, justice, and liberty across Nigeria,” Enilolobo declared.

The gathering concluded with an optimistic call for continued dedication to Nigeria’s democratic development, reinforcing the collective efforts needed to sustain progress and overcome challenges.

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