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FG names Gbemi Saraki Chairman of Federal University, Otuoke

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The sister of embattled Senate President, Senator Gbemi Saraki has been named Chairman of the Governing Council of Federal University, Otuoke. She is in the list of appointees to the twelve federal universities recently released by the Federal Government.

Federal University, Otuoke is among the twelve new universities established by the immediate past regime.

Gbemisola Saraki and the incumbent Senate President, Bukola, the two most popular children of the late strongman of Ilorin politics, the late Olusola Saraki, have a long history of animosity that was resolved by the Emir of Ilorin, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.

The bickering is traced to 2006 when Bukola declined to support their father’s proposal to get Gbemisola to succeed him as governor of Kwara State. Gbemi, who was a Senator on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) shortly before the 2015 general elections.

She had then directed supporters in the 16 local government areas of the state to vote en-mass for the APC, citing the failure of the PDP to respect the place of women in politics.

“After wide consultations, we found in APC a platform that mirrors the ideals of our political family, both in content and context, especially with under the leadership of General Muhammadu Buhari.

“We are assured in the promise of the APC for a new Nigeria. We are confident in the commitment of the President to social justice, rule of law and economic posterity for all.

“I therefore call on all my supporters from across the state to take what we have started a notch further by going out to register with the All Progressives Congress (APC), and to work actively for a resounding success of the APC in the forthcoming polls.

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LG Autonomy: Supreme Court Judgment A Distraction -Governor Makinde

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“They said there is a judgment of the Supreme Court on local government autonomy. I think it is just a distraction. We must face the real issue that we have.

“The issue that we have is that we are not producing enough. We are not productive. Maybe it may be part of the problem, we want to have value for what is being shared but our problem is productivity.

“How much are those LGAs generating within their domains? Can they survive without handouts from Abuja? Handouts from Abuja, is that the way to go? Is it sustainable?” -Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo At Audience With NUJ

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You Cannot Benefit From Country You Curse – Shettima Warns Nigerians

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Kashim Shettima has warned Nigerians against hauling curses on the country as a result of the hardship, stating that it would be impossible for abusers to benefit from a system they have abused.

He stated that there are a lot of opportunities in Nigeria and therefore urged Nigerians to count their blessings instead of putting the country down through words.

In his words, “Let us count our blessings. Let us not put our country down.

He emphasized that, “It cannot be tales of woes all the time. As bad as things are today and with all the inflation, there are sectors that are doing incredibly well. The health sector is doing very well.

The petroleum sector is doing well. The Agric sector is doing well, for those who are planting cassava.

“People buy it there on the farm. I am not saying that things are easy. The government has come with very tough reforms.

“However, you have to position yourself in the reform. If you go out and say Nigeria is a shitty country, forgive my French, you are going to get shitty results.

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President Bola Tinubu steps aside as ECOWAS Chairman as his tenure comes to an end today (Sunday).

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The 65th Ordinary Session of the Authority is holding at the Presidential Villa in Abuja where he is expected to pass on the torch to another leader.

The Military leaders of Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso rule out returning to ECOWAS even as President Bola Tinubu leads Heads of State of the 15-member bloc in a Summit in Abuja to persuade them to return.

“Westerners consider that we belong to them and our wealth also belongs to them. They think that they are the ones who must continue to tell us what is good for our states. This era is gone forever; our resources will remain for us and our populations,”
says Burkina Faso’s leader, Capt. Ibrahim Traoré.

“”Our people have irrevocably turned their back on ECOWAS,” Niger’s General Abdourahamane Tiani says.

“The attack on one of us will be an attack on all the other members,” insists Mali’s leader, Col. Assimi Goïta.

The trio signed a confederation treaty on Saturday, underscoring their determination to chart a joint course and exit the bloc which is urging them to return to democratic rule.

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