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The Federal Government Is Too Powerful – Atiku Abubakar

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The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday urged the Federal Governmentto transfer some of the powers under its control which will serve as a way of making governance at the centre less attractive to politicians.

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Atiku stated this in Ado-Ekiti while inaugurating the Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe General Hospital built by the outgoing Ekiti State government to mark its fourth year in office.

Atiku who said the  rush for power at the centre  which he described as too enormous could be reduced by the FG by transfering some of it also advised the FG to limit itself with issues relating to defence and foreign affairs among a few other responsibilities.

According to Atiku: “The Federal Government as it is constituted presently is too powerful; some of the responsibilities being supervised by it can be better handled by the states.

“For instance, what is the federal government’s business in agriculture when it does not even own any piece of land of its own.

“Why is the federal government still involved in health matters when most of the health responsibilities are undertaken by the states,” he said.

He suggested that the sectors which include health, education and agriculture should be left for the state governments to manage while stating that provision of funds and resources should be made available to the states in order to be functional.

Atiku, however, commended the efforts of Governor Kayode Fayemi in building the hospital, saying it showed his concern for the welfare of Ekiti people.

Meanwhile Fayemi stated his government kept to its promise as the decision of his government to build a new Oba Adejugbe General Hospital was as a result of the former General Hospital being converted to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH).

Atiku Abubakar became Vice-President of Nigeria on 29 May 1999. Just recently he declared his intention to run for presidency in the 2015 Elections under the platform of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).

On September 24, 2014, Wednesday, the former vice president in a speech stated his reasons for running.

Atiku is married to Titi (Albert) Abubakar and they have four children: Fatima, Adamu, Halima and Aminu.

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  1. sirOscie

    October 7, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    What a speech by the Turakin Adamawa and lisa of Ijero-Ekiti, My thought is always in that direction of devolution of power because I believe it will reduce the stress at the center and make our state governors more proactive instead of always waiting or coming to Abuja monthly for money.
    If only Nigerians and the federal government can see the sense in Atiku and give a trial to it.
    Atiku is really experienced and in my opinion he has a lot to offer Nigeria and it shows anytime he opens he mouth to speak.
    Very well said Atiku, You are really in touch with the facts, Feeding bottle federalism is not doing us any good but the people saddled with the responsibility to make things happen are totally not informed or they are just economical with truth.
    APC will make good things happen and bring the much needed CHANGE to Nigeria.

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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