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Anti-Corruption Hero, President Buhari leads by instance, by Garba Shehu



Anti-Corruption Hero, President Buhari leads by example, by Garba Shehu
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Garba Shehu

As he marks right now, December 17 as his birthday, Muhammadu Buhari, driver of change and mobiliser of voters continues in his position as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, main by setting examples because the nation wades by the thick waves of corruption, insecurity and a Covid economic system.

David Aaker, the American advertising and marketing guru says each particular person has a model that impacts how the particular person is perceived and whether or not she or he is appreciated and revered.

The qualities of uprightness and incorruptibility have given the largest push to Muhammadu Buhari each as a army Head of State and a two-term democratically elected civilian President of Nigeria.

As an assistant in his workplace, I attest to the truth that the Buhari phenomenon shouldn’t be a product of promoting. In any case, consultants within the subject train that advertising and marketing can’t promote a foul product. Regardless of how a lot cash, as long as what you’re promoting doesn’t measure as much as expectations or is pretend, all efforts in that advertising and marketing will fail.

With self-discipline and consistency, President Buhari has satisfied a majority of Nigerians and his friends who’ve retained him because the continent’s anti-corruption champion that he’s honest, credible, incorruptible and that he stands for good governance.

Upon his assumption of workplace in Could, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari sat at lengthy conferences with groups led by Everlasting Secretaries and heads of the assorted authorities companies and departments. These conferences took a number of months to go spherical and have been in impact, chargeable for the delay within the appointment of ministers into his first cupboard.

Earlier than his inauguration, President elect Muhammadu Buhari wasn’t allowed to satisfy authorities officers, simply as we witnessed in America just lately, till the incumbent President agreed that the incoming President Joe Biden be met and briefed.

President-elect Buhari subsequently didn’t get pleasure from an official view of issues as a result of the administration he succeeded had determined that “there won’t be two governments in place within the nation; wait on your time”.

So the President-elect bided his time till he took the workplace earlier than getting an actual glimpse of what was the character of the treasury to inheriting; the state of safety; initiatives happening and the disposition of the general public service to implement his formidable plans.

One of many earliest guidelines set by the chief on the inception of the administration was that “I can’t be corrupt and I can’t let anybody of you to be corrupt.”

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The prospect to spell out this message clearly to the senior authorities officers and the enterprise neighborhood was when he met with the large firms dealing with authorities contracts: roads, railways, bridges, buildings and others.

On this explicit challenge, the President had this vital message:”We now have been knowledgeable that proportion cuts- 10 % or extra are constructed into contracts, to be shared amongst authorities leaders and civil servants. This should cease. We won’t settle for kickbacks.

“We now have equally been knowledgeable that handlers of main contracts construct houses for presidency leaders. You purchase costly vehicles and keep them for the beneficiaries. Once they or shut relations fall in poor health, you are taking them to hospitals overseas, together with using air ambulances when that’s warranted for free of charge them.

“Our discovering is that nothing you give is free. All such prices are constructed into authorities contacts. We don’t need that to proceed.

“Most of you’ve gotten constructed the fame over time for doing good jobs, delivering them on time. So we’ll proceed to patronize your providers. However the the excessive prices might be checked.

“From now going ahead, the added prices and all this padding should finish. If we ask for quotations from you, inform us the precise price that the venture entails. No ten %, no added prices.”

An eerie silence greeted the riot act as learn by the President. Nobody in room complained in opposition to the evaluation of the President nor was there a dissent.

A younger Nigerian designer, very profitable overseas produced a gold wristwatch of the well-known Rolex model and embossed the image of the President on its face. The President Commanded the success of the younger man’s model oversea, requested him to maintain the title of Nigeria flying however directed that the reward be politely returned. The younger entrepreneur picked up his treasured wristwatch and left.

Among the many key arguments for the Petroleum Trade Invoice now being debated within the two chambers of the Nationwide Meeting is that it seeks to curb what critics say is the “absolute energy of a president to award, revoke and renew licenses.” On the pleasure of previous leaders, influential people had oil wells gifted to them.

In an interview he as soon as gave, the speedy previous Minister of State, Petroleum Sources and Chairman of the Board, Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) Dr. Ibe Kachikwu stated President Buhari as Minister and head of presidency by no means, not even as soon as did he direct him to challenge the reward of oil nicely, this or that license, contract or any type of authorization however allowed all to return by due course of.

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President Buhari equally abhors ostentatious residing type. When a Everlasting Secretary, at these early briefings introduced to him that he was in receipt of N400 million from the treasury for the acquisition of recent vehicles for his workplace, the President’s query was, “what’s unsuitable with the vehicles left behind by the previous President? They’re alright for my use.” He continued to make use of these Jonathan vehicles till only a 12 months in the past when one of many two Mercedes Benz vehicles broke down on the way in which to the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport.

That his austere and disciplined life-style weren’t a make-believe was on public show when the enterprising photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo captured the President in an image he was watching a soccer match at residence in Daura.

With out that means to try this, that iconic image put out for the general public to see the austere furnishings together with a TV set not larger than 36 inches large. An image tells greater than a thousand phrases.

Nigerians in 1000’s have been caught saying, “wow, is that this all that the President might have at residence?”

In looking for a holistic method in opposition to corruption, the President has spoken on a regular basis for the place of efficient audits and different systemic checks. He has promoted the adoption of e-government initiatives and revolutionary expertise. He discovered very progressive insurance policies on the drawing boards, the Financial institution verification Quantity, BVN; the Treasury single Account and the IPPIS Payroll service which the earlier authorities did not implement and promptly put the mechanism in place for his or her implementation. Arising from this, positive aspects from financial savings are right now being counted in trillions of naira.

In coping with contractors and contacts, that’s the place you discover oil within the palms of many leaders.

Everybody is aware of by now that President Buhari doesn’t use energy, discretionary or in any other case, to challenge contracts. Open bidding is the way in which to go and when approvals are wanted, President-in-Council insists that the trail to due course of have to be adopted. The bidding course of have to be disclosed, firm administrators have to be listed and a due course of certificates should accompany the request for every approval.

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As a result of money or cheque funds are now not in style, contractors receives a commission with out individual to individual interplay to cut back corruption. Utilizing info expertise, the arrival of the “alert” tells the contractors that the their cost is on account. Every authorities cost of 5 million Naira and above have to be on public show within the GIFMIS (Authorities Built-in Monetary Administration Data System) that seeks to stem the tide of corruption.

President Buhari believes that the highway to diminished corruption in Nigeria and elsewhere shouldn’t be a straightforward one. One expertise he by no means forgets to discuss is that during which the counterrevolutionary parts who threw him out of workplace as Army Head of State within the 80s locked him up in detention, let out all these he detained and returned to them in full the proceeds of their corruption. Now he says, I comply with the due strategy of the regulation. Past that, we’ll public sale no matter we’ve got taken from the corrupt, use the cash to serve the individuals in order that there might be nothing to be returned when others succeed us after the completion of our time period.

As I write, Committees below the Ministry of Justice have been set as much as dump all seized property – plane, boats, vehicles, buildings, factories and so forth.

Past the unyielding willpower to steer by setting examples, President Buhari strongly believes that there have to be penalties for corruption. When authorities leaders or officers commit acts of corruption and there are not any penalties, those that come after them will interact in corruption with even better vigar.

Our President is set to maintain this lesson in place, and one of the simplest ways to exhibiting the seriousness of dedication is to steer by instance.

Garba Shehu is the Senior Particular Assistant (SSA) to the President on Media and Publicity

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Nnamdi Kanu to Southwest youths, don’t depend on govt to defend your territories




Nnamdi Kanu to Southwest youths, don’t rely on govt to defend your territories
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No IPOB flag hoisted in Ado LGA of Benue—PoliceKanu

Says any try to compromise would be the finish of the Yoruba nation

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu – Nnewi

The chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has advised Yoruba youths that the safety of their lives and properties, together with these of their dad and mom is their accountability and subsequently, ought to probably not on their Governors as a result of, just like the South East and South-South Governors, they won’t shield them.

Mazi Kanu in an announcement by the teams, Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Highly effective reminded the Yoruba youths that southwest Governors did nothing when killer herdsmen kidnapped and killed a Yoruba chief, Pa Fasoranti’s daughter on Yoruba soil.

Mazi Kanu famous that the southwest Governors significantly, the Ondo State Governor, can not maintain any stand towards killer herdsmen actions, suspected to be Fulani’s, as a result of they belong nearly to a political social gathering, urging the youth to rise as much as the event just like the Japanese youths have finished with Japanese Safety Community, ESN, and take their future of their arms.

Kanu warned the youth that any try to compromise would be the finish of the Yoruba nation.

Mazi Kanu’s assertion learn partly, “By some means I knew he didn’t have the balls to resist their Caliphate masters. His resistance didn’t final lengthy, did it?

“Like his Japanese counterparts, he has capitulated. Which one is Herdsmen Allow? Do you imply you could have authorities licensed terrorists working in Yoruba forests?

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“No surprise Pa Fasoranti’s daughter was murdered on Yoruba soil by these licensed killers in Yorubaland and the South West Governors did nothing.

All people is aware of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders in Nigeria are the dreaded killer bandits and terrorists, raping, kidnapping, and pillaging our indigenous communities. Solely God is aware of what they’ve promised this governor or maybe the media warmth from the caliphate is an excessive amount of for him to bear.

“My Yoruba of us, particularly the youths, please be taught one thing from Japanese Safety Community, ESN, defend your land and forests yourselves along with your lives. Should you give up your future to those unstable politicians, your youngsters and people unborn might be slaves endlessly.

“If unsure take a look at what grew to become of the once-great Hausa race. Right now Fulani oligarchs have lowered them to nothing, completely nothing. A as soon as proud, tolerant, loving, and technologically superior race just like the Hausa is now a shadow of its self as a result of they made the identical errors Yoruba youths are about to make at this time.

“Sokoto was as soon as a thriving Hausa metropolis referred to as Gobir, till Fulanis from Sene-Gambia requested and got permission to graze their cattle of their bushes. Earlier than they realised what was taking place their land was taken over and renamed earlier than their eyes. Yoruba get up and stand your floor. Should you compromise now, you might be completed.”

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Oyo reps member recovers from COVID-19, narrates expertise




Oluyole communities
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…as lawmaker visits the constituency

By Adeola Badru

A member of the Home of Representatives, Mrs Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, yesterday, made her first public look on the Oyo Central Senatorial District Assembly since testing optimistic to COVID-19 early December final 12 months.

She narrated how she battled with the lethal Coronavirus, explaining that she observed the signs of the virus in early December, and instantly had a take a look at that confirmed the optimistic standing.

Previous to the departure together with her entourage from her constituency workplace, Akande-Sadipe tearfully reunited together with her ward chairmen, ladies leaders, youth leaders and a number of other followers.

Addressing newsmen, Akande-Sadipe stated: “I really feel nice, I thank God for Life and my restoration and I’m comfortable to be right here in the present day at this, Oyo Central Senatorial District assembly, being my first house outing because the battle with the lethal virus.”

She expressed gratitude to relations, political allies, and colleagues within the Home of Representatives, who stood by her in prayer through the ordeal.

“COVID-19 is actual. Through the expertise, every passing day was a present. With God first, correct medicine and administration, I overcame”
The Home of Representatives Chairman on Diaspora Affairs defined that although she was very cautious earlier than the ordeal, her expertise has taught her a lesson that really COVID-19 shouldn’t be dealt with with levity particularly amid the household unit and members of the identical family.”

“I’d advise members of my constituency and Nigerians to watch social distancing religiously and put on face masks appropriately till additional discover. This isn’t the time for socializing.”

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She suggested that when that strange fever or cough is extended, or when that respiratory discomfort is accompanied by joint aches, lack of odor or style, irritation, physique pains, and palpitations, isolate take a look at and search medical consideration.

“COVID-19 is misleading, don’t self-medicate while you really feel like you could have malaria. Search medical consideration urgently.”

The Home of Representatives member, from Oluyole Federal Constituency, stated: “I thank Mrs. Florence Ajimobi, the state Occasion Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the Vice-Chairman, Hon. Lekan Adeyemo, Alh. Lamolo, State Organizing Secretary, Mrs. Mabel Williams, State Girl Chief, Comrade Waidi Akinleye, APC Oluyole Occasion Chairman, Oluyole leaders, Pa. Abidogun, Alh. Muibi Ogunrin, Pa. Osuolale Alamu, Hon. Oyeniyi Oyeniran Akande, Baba Garuba, Hon. Abbas Alesinloye, Hon. James Adeleke, Hon. Oyewale Samuel, Alhaja Ashake Adebiyi, Oluyole Native Authorities Girl Chief, Alh. Mufu Ladoja Oluyole LG Youth Chief, Ward Chairmen and Girls Leaders, Crew Tolu, Job CRV, Neighborhood and Spiritual Leaders, and all the great folks of Oluyole for his or her prayers and nicely needs”.

“Akande-Sadipe promised members of her constituency continued good illustration and enhanced initiatives that can put Oluyole Federal constituency on the entrance burner of developmental initiatives.”

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Buyer Shares Photograph Of The Work Desk A Carpenter Made For Her




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The client mentioned she requested the carpenter to make her a desk with drawers and he ended up putting the drawer within the center, as a substitute of to the aspect, leaving no leg room for somebody working.

The Desk

A displeased buyer has shared  photograph of a piece desk she requested a carpenter to make and what he made as a substitute.

She mentioned she requested the carpenter to make her a “desk with drawers” and the carpenter ended up putting the drawer within the center, as a substitute of to the aspect, leaving no leg oom for somebody working.

When the girl requested him the place the consumer’s legs ought to go, he responded: “There may be area”.

Some have blamed the error on the phrases the client utilized in describing what she desires to the carpenter.

Under is what the desk ought to appear to be;


Disappointed customer shares photo of the work desk a carpenter made for her



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