The patriotic support of eminent Nigerians and corporate organisations, who participated actively towards making the launch of Nigeria’s Centenary celebration a success, has been applauded by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jonathan gave the commendation while delivering an address to kick off the Centenary anniversary celebration at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja, on Monday night.
Among the personalities singled out by the Federal Government for their immense contribution towards the success of the launch was Dr Mike Adenuga, chairman of Globacom Limited.
Others were the president of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Mr Bisi Onasanya and FirstBank Plc; Mr Tony Elumelu and Heirs Limited and Chief Cletus Ibeto and Ibeto Group of Companies.
“They have taken their pride of place and I urge all Nigerians to emulate them,” the president said.
President Jonathan made particular reference to a short documentary, entitled “The Future” and sponsored by Globacom Limited on the Centenary celebration, which featured the president interacting with Nigerian children representing different ethnic nationalities, and highlighted how strong Nigeria could be as a nation if we all worked together as one.
“In the documentary in which I appeared with the children, you will see that the children performed better than me. That means that our future is brighter,” President Jonathan said, amid applause from the gathering which included the Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo; leadership of the National Assembly, past presidents of Nigeria, governors, ministers and members of the Diplomatic Corps, the wives of the president and vice-president and other dignitaries.
Globacom is the official Announcer of the Centenary Celebration.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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