A bunch of Ex-Lawmakers throughout the Southwest geo-political zone has urged the Nationwide Chief of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, to contest as president within the 2023 normal election.
They spoke on Tuesday on the unveiling of the group’s brand in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The group is christened South West Agenda (SWAGA) and led by Senator Dayo Adeyeye.
The group began the marketing campaign on Monday with visits to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji and Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III throughout which they conveyed its agenda to the main monarchs.
The group stated members got here collectively to actualise the agenda for the Southwest to provide the subsequent President in 2023.
It has Senator Adesoji Akanbi as Vice Chairman and Bosun Oladele as Secretary.
Different members embody Otunba Abayomi Ogunnusi. Mrs. Kafilat Ogbara, Oyetunde Ojo, Deji Jakande and Mr Ifedayo Abegunde (aka Abena), Senators Musiliu Obanikoro and Adeseye Ogunlewe.
Tinubu, who’s a former governor of Lagos State, led the formation of the APC and emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as APC presidential candidate in 2014.
Adeyeye advised the 2 monarchs that SWAGA was geared toward making certain that an electable political chief from the Southwest will get the required help to succeed President Buhari in 2023.
He famous that Asiwaju Tinubu possesses all of the qualities and experiences wanted to steer Nigeria as the subsequent President.
TheNation reported that Adeyeye revealed that there was an settlement amongst APC leaders in the course of the 2015 election that presidential energy would rotate to the South after President Buhari’s eight-year tenure.
He stated: “We’re right here for politics; politics has began. We, the Yoruba, consider that it’s our proper to provide the subsequent President. It has been an settlement that presidential energy will rotate from North to South. Could God protect President Buhari. After his tenure, energy will shift to the South. Yoruba will probably be a part of the competition.”
We would like the very best candidate to turn into the presidential candidate. Because the media adviser to the late Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, I do know what Yoruba need. Besides a thoroughbred Yoruba individual turns into President, we will’t get it. We noticed that we’ve got a really succesful hand in Asiwaju Tinubu. He’s so succesful. I’ve tried a bit in Nigerian politics.”
Nobody else has a much bigger political stature than Asiwaju Tinubu in Nigeria right this moment. He has not advised us he would contest. We, as true Yoruba little children, simply determined to embark on this to make sure that we push ahead a superb candidate. He’s sellable throughout Nigeria.
We’re having our inaugural assembly on Tuesday in Ibadan. Ibadan is the political headquarters of the Yoruba. All of the Yoruba are represented in Ibadan. Therefore, we selected Ibadan.
As Yoruba kids, we’ve got come to hunt your blessings for the assembly and the agenda.”
Adeyeye stated SWAGA would proceed to seek the advice of elders and conventional rulers within the area.
Oba Adetunji hailed members of the group for taking the daring step to advance the curiosity of the Yoruba.
The frontline monarch stated it was not misplaced for individuals to press for his or her rights in Nigeria.
He stated the Yoruba performed key roles within the battle for Nigeria’s independence and growth, including that they deserve high roles in authorities, significantly these eminently certified Yoruba compatriots.
Oba Adetunji stated his door was open to all political events and guaranteed the group of open arms.
The Olubadan pressured that members of the group have been free to go to him at any time.
He blessed their agenda thereafter.
At Alaafin’s palace in Oyo, Adeyeye advised Oba Adeyemi that each one areas wished the presidential slot, however having had an settlement, written or unwritten, there must be no alteration.
He stated: “We’ve a joker that others don’t have. That’s Asiwaju. He has no peer in Nigeria right this moment. That’s why we’re assured that the Yoruba will produce the subsequent President. Asiwaju Tinubu shouldn’t be solely certified, he provided good governance in Lagos. Previous to that, he was an energetic member of the defunct Nationwide Democratic Coalition (NADECO). After Abiola, the subsequent eminently certified candidate we’ve got is Asiwaju Tinubu.”
Expressing perception in SWAGA’s mission, Oba Adeyemi recalled the main roles the Yoruba have been enjoying in Nigeria’s growth.
He stated it was proper for the Yoruba to aspire to be President, including that it was a noble trigger for all Yoruba to think about.
The frontline monarch famous that for Nigeria to make progress, the nation should practise true federalism.
Oba Adeyemi added: “We will need to have true federalism. If we don’t run true federalism, it is going to be tough to maneuver ahead. The Yoruba have been on the forefront of exploits and growth efforts of Nigeria, however there was no sincerity in Nigerian politics.
BENIN CITY – THE administration of the College of Benin has mentioned that its resumption date for college students can be hinged on the resumption the date mounted by the state authorities on account of the ravaging Covid –19 pandemic.
A press release yesterday by the Performing Registrar of the varsity, Clarkson Ehigiator mentioned “The administration of the College of Benin acknowledges the sacrifices made by our pricey college students and their mother and father throughout this most difficult interval.
“The College of Benin as a Federal Establishment, positioned in Benin metropolis should adhere to all directives of the Edo State Authorities.
The Governor of the state introduced the postponement of Faculties resumption from the 18th of January, 2021 which shall be reviewed on the first of February 2021.
“College students of the College of Benin are, due to this fact, not anticipated within the halls of residence on the 30th of January nor be current bodily on the first of February, 2021 whereas Administration awaits a brand new Edo State Authorities’s directive.
“The College’s Administration is dedicated to making sure the supply of high quality training to our pricey college students with out compromising on our collective security. Administration additionally recognises that college students are desirous to return to high school for his or her tutorial actions and assures that every one issues potential are being performed to actualise that goal because the curiosity of the scholars stays paramount.”
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Ibrahim Tukur, a Vice Principal of a secondary college in Rimi Native Authorities Space of Katsina State, has been arrested.
He was arrested by the police for impregnating one of many college students within the college.
The 12-year-old woman has been delivered of a child from the being pregnant.
Tukur and different suspects have been paraded on the Katsina Police Command headquarters on Wednesday.
All of the suspects alleged to have dedicated rape-related offences have been arrested between 9 and 14 January 2021.
The spokesman for the Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, informed journalists throughout the parade that the Vice Principal was arrested on January 9, 2021, following a report on the incident on the Rimi Divisional Police headquarters by one Ibrahim Sani.
SP Isah disclosed that the Vice Principal took benefit of the woman to impregnate her.
He stated, “The Vice Principal who’s married to a few wives used to take the woman from the varsity to his home the place he had serial intercourse along with her. Because of this, he bought the woman impregnated and he or she was delivered of a child via a Caesarian operation.”
Different suspects paraded included Auwal Hamzat and Sulaiman Abubakar who have been alleged to have engaged in anal intercourse with three boys who have been youngsters of their neighbours.
The neighbours reported the incident to the police resulting in their arrest.
In the identical vein, one Ishiaku Sani, 25, was additionally paraded for the same case.
Sani was alleged to have additionally had anal intercourse with a six-year-old son of his neighbour, one Saada Abdullahi who reported the incident to the police on January 10, 2021.
Different suspects paraded for rape included a 61-year-old man, Lawan Sani, who was alleged to have raped a six-year-old woman. The woman’s mom, Magajia Shuaibu, reported the incident on the Central Police Station, Katsina, resulting in Sani’s arrest on January 14, 2021.
Equally, one Jamilu Salisu was additionally paraded over alleged rape of a five-year-old woman in Funtua. The woman’s mom, one Sadid Hayatu, reported the incident on the Funtua Central Police Station resulting in Salisu’s arrest on January 11, 2021.
SP Isah urged dad and mom to be watchful and monitor their youngsters very properly to keep away from being sexually molested.
He stated, “The Commissioner of Police is nervous, so are also we on the Command, over the latest upsurge in circumstances of rape. We’re working in synergy with different stakeholders together with conventional rulers, spiritual leaders, the state authorities and the media to rid Katsina of rape and different crimes.”
In the meantime, no fewer than seven suspects have been additionally paraded on Wednesday for allegedly being in possession of native forex (Naira).
The suspects have been arrested on January 3, 2021, following a report by a POS operator in Funtua, Maryam Abubakar, on their actions.
Following a seven-day ultimatum given to Fulani herders to vacate Oyo State by Chief Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho, some youths in Ibarapa North Native Authorities Space of the state have warned each the Federal and State Governments that nothing ought to occur to Igboho.
The youths beneath the aegis of Ibarapa Youths Consultative Discussion board led by Comrade Sola Omitogun questioned why the hues and cries in regards to the ultimatum when all their pleas for security and safety from these violent herders fell on deaf ears.
Based on him, not one of the Fulani’s facet together with their Seriki has come out to say that Sunday Igboho had attacked anyone bodily.
He acknowledged additional that there isn’t a approach any true Yoruba sons usually and the nice individuals of Ibarapa space of the state would fold their arms and preserve silent within the face of oppression and wanton criminality perpetrated in opposition to them.
“At any time when Fulani unleash a reign of terror on us are apprehended, they use Federal would possibly to understand them”.
“We’re not unmindful of their crocodile tears which they’ve been shedding after we are attacked. We’re making it categorically clear that nothing dangerous should occur to Sunday Igboho and that he should not be arrested as a result of he has completed nothing improper.”
Omitogun mentioned that it’s excessive time Fulani who’re inflicting havoc on all Yoruba land and their sponsors each inside and outdoors are made to face the total wrath of the legislation.
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