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Northeast Leaders Economical With The Truth Over Chibok Girls – Presidential Aide

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SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS, HON. KINGSLEY KUKU

SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON NIGER DELTA AFFAIRS, HON. KINGSLEY KUKU

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr Kingsley Kuku, yesterday accused North-East leaders of being insincere over the actual number of school girls abducted from Chibok, Borno State.

Kuku, who made this known while delivering a lecture entitled “Challenging Current Security Issues For National Transformation: The Way Forward”, at the 10th Convocation ceremony of the Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, pointed out that the Americans have used their drones to conduct search for over one month without locating the abducted girls,.

He alleged that the plot of those opposed to the president, was to continue to cause confusion and create a state of war, asserting however that Jonathan will run for a second term no matter the opposition to his ambition.

The presidential aide lamented that North-East leaders have failed to proffer solutions to the insecurity problems in the region, recalling that during the days of militancy in the Niger Delta and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) struggle in the West, Niger Delta and Yoruba leaders met with leaders of the aggrieved groups and stopped the crises in their various areas, wondering why it has been difficult for Northern leaders to stop the Boko Haram insurgency.

His words: “Look at the issue of Chibok girls: they said they were 273 writing Physics, all the girls in one common village called Chibok. I am from Ondo state and our only resource is education. Let us think well, I am not saying that there are no Chibok girls. But in your own village where education is revered, since 1970, have you really seen 50 girls writing Physics in one day? Let us think about it, 273 girls writing Physics; that means there is need for science in Nigeria.

“I used to join the protest ‘Boko Haram release our girls’ but I got home and thought about it. The next thing America started abusing us, they even made American First lady to join the protest but later she stopped. And Americans came and started complaining that we don’t have equipment to search for the girls, then the President said okay please come and help us.

“They roamed the airspace and for over one month Drones were used but they could not find one girl. And I replied Senator McCain, who was describing our President as one guy, and I told him, ‘your country came but could not find traces of these girls for one month so what are you saying?’ I said, please America come back and find these girls for us you are our father. They said they could not wait again and they left.

“And as at that time, the government of Russia made a statement on the internet that they will not waste time to join in this dream journey and that if Nigeria was serious and the international community wanted the truth that they should see what exactly was happening in the premises of the government of Borno State. People underplayed that statement but the whole world came and the girls are yet to be found.

“In Abia state today, the highest enrollment for WAEC, we assessed Umuahia which is the capital, we did not go to a community like my community, we did not find 70 students enrolling for Physics in a school but in Chibok, a community I first heard in my life when this incident happened, we saw 273. Then you can see the gimmick, they will come up to say seven came out, they escaped.

“After two weeks they said another seven ran out of the bush. And the first lady of this country tried to move into the matter Nigerians started abusing her that she was not a mother. We like abusing First ladies in this country, now she has kept quiet, go to the internet they have started complaining that she is not talking again. Then when she speaks they will say she talks too much”, Kuku said.

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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.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

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

Aregbesola and Oyetola

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.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“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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