It is no longer news that Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker representing Adamawa north in the national Assembly was presented with an award ”Icon Of Democracy” recently by an International group(Intercommunity Awareness for Change and Development Initiative).
While receiving the award plague on Tuesday, 30th July, the lawmaker said he is sure young people are already learning from him after trending at number one across social media.
In his own words:
“It is not just about being in power for the sake of being in power. There is so much responsibility on young leaders, on leaders all over the world. I believe that young people all over the world will be learning from me that there is now a huge gap between wanting to be in power and being in power to deal with the challenges of politics and swimming in the murky waters of Nigerian politics. And I believe that young people will draw (sic) strength from me.”
“You are all aware of what happened a few weeks back where certain things happened and I have been in the public space. I was the number one trending topic on social media. I was number one trending on Twitter and the rest of it but that is leadership. That is politics for you. Don’t be surprised that what you did 10 years ago would come back to haunt you and that is why you must always remember that even though you are a young person now, you will contest elections tomorrow. It is therefore important for you to conduct yourself in a way such that when you win elections tomorrow, somebody will not use what you did 10 years ago to use it to blackmail you or tarnish your hard-earned reputation and image tomorrow.”
BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.
The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.
The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.
Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.
#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor
Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.
Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.
The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.
“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.
“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.
“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.
“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.
According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.
According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.
It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.
According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.
Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.
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