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Nigeria Prays: Gowon Urges Prayers For End To Boko Haram, Injustice, Other Vices

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yakubu-gowon[1]Former Nigerian Head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), yesterday decried the current insurgency in the country which he said was not only worrisome but alien to the country.

The former military ruler, who was at the saddle when the Nigeria-Biafra war raged, spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, at a rally for the North-Central Zone of Nigeria Prays, of which he is the convener, held at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Ilorin at the weekend.

He identified insecurity, Boko Haram insurgency, militancy, corruption, and misappropriation of public funds, crimes, unmitigated violence and man’s inhumanity to man as some of the country’s problems bedeviling the country.

Gowon, who said the rally was staged in order to seek divine intervention against the identified challenges confronting the country, spoke on the theme, “Trust and faith in God to take care and charge of Nigeria”.

He said, “Let us pray for the current religious tension in our country, something that is quite worrying and disturbing and was alien to Nigeria in the recent past. Let us pray to God to help us contain them. May our Lord touch and change the hearts of those who are inclined and involved in these vices to refrain from them. Let our religions be for peace, love and respect for one another as Jesus loves and taught us. Pray against all forms of injustice, barbarism, cultism, idol worship and idolatry.

“We shall particularly pray for the leadership of our dear country at all levels, the executive, federal, national and state assemblies, states and local government councils, in business, corporate and private, and in all other areas”.

-Daily Trust

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

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Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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