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Crocodile Tears For Zamfara And A Culture Of Interference By Azu Ishiekwene



The previous representative, Abdulaziz Yari, is the outsider in a boss. He invested more energy in Abuja either taking care of himself or caring for the Governor’s Forum than he spent in Gusau. Also, rather than going discreetly after his eight squandered years, he demanded to force a successor on the tolerant individuals of the state.

The quick motivation behind why the Supreme Court managing on Zamfara has started a conventional war in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is that the choice could further muddle the result of the initiative vote in the ninth National Assembly in a couple of days.

Before the decision invalidated the race of the three APC representatives from Zamfara, the gathering had 65 legislators, for instance, which is seven not precisely the 66% larger part required to create the following Senate president, without assistance from the restriction.

With the gathering unfit to induce Senator Ali Ndume to venture down for Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Supreme Court’s choice declines the APC’s numerical lousy dream in the assembly. In any case, it improves the odds of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reestablish, perhaps for an additional four years, the endowment of political infidelity which it has appreciated these previous years in the Saraki-Ekweremadu relationship.

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Be that as it may, the issue isn’t just the present moment. At the state level, the count has improved from the pre-race status of 23-12 for the APC to the current 19-16, with at any rate two critical conditions of Osun Kano still uncertain by the courts and one conceivably significant governorship decision (Kogi) coming up in the not so distant future.

Given the demi-god job that governors play in neighborhood and national governmental issues, to a great extent in view of the colossal subsidies they control, the stage is set for a confrontation between the APC and the PDP in the following four years, with an enormous armed force of APC discontents, further part themselves between the PDP, and perhaps, another third power.

And this shows up down to the terrific fumble of the APC primaries because of debasement, inadequacy and the outright refusal of gathering mandarins to pursue the guidelines. I’ll return to this without further ado.

In light of the Supreme Court judgment which pronounced that votes in favor of the gathering in the governorship and authoritative races were squandered, the gathering’s representative national administrator, Lawal Shuaibu, asked national executive, Adams Oshiomhole, to leave.

Making the time of John Odigie-Oyegun resembles the gathering’s brilliant age, Shuaibu said Oshiomhole had fizzled and carried only sorrow and hopelessness to the group.

Meanwhile, Oshiomhole, who you can wager on my dime would return shoot, has prepared his very own firearm somewhere else. He went for the Supreme Court judgment, blaming the Court for extending details, as opposed to the substance of the law as far as possible, and by so doing forcing outsiders on the general population of Zamfara, as though their wretchedness because of highwaymen was insufficient.

I don’t have the foggiest idea what Oshiomhole needed the Supreme Court to do, however, if the Court undoubtedly forced outsiders on the general population of Zamfara, at that point the APC opened the entryway and offered the outsiders front seats.

This is one of the states in the North where the restriction PDP has always lost races since the start of the Fourth Republic 20 years back. It’s been an active enemy of PDP, alongside Borno and Yobe, before gathering trickeries opened the entryway.

The previous senator, Abdulaziz Yari, is the outsider in a boss. He invested more energy in Abuja either caring for himself or taking care of the Governor’s Forum than he spent in Gusau. What’s more, rather than going discreetly after his eight squandered years, he demanded to force a successor on the forbearing individuals of the state.

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It was the battle among Yari and another outlaw, Senator Kabir Marafa that would wreck the gathering, with the two men calling God as an observer that their narrow-minded idea of equity had not been served.

Oshiomohle recalls that there were no primaries in Zamfara after Yari compromised that anybody from the gathering’s central station which went to the state to lead one would not come back to Abuja alive.

As opposed to confront Yari and Marafa – the gathering’s enemy in Zamfara – and stand up to claims of absolute evil in the primaries (with specific individuals spending as much as N4billion, as indicated by various believable sources), Oshiomhole has picked the delicate and helpful focus on the Supreme Court.

Zamfara was the illustration of APC’s calamitous primaries in various states, and Oshiomhole can’t imagine something else. In Delta, IMO, Rivers, Adamawa, Ogun, and Lagos, it was a shambolic apparition of influences, intricate arrangements, terrorizing, coercion and guidelines bowing in fluctuating degrees, with the national secretariat worsted in all results.

However, party secretariat disturbance has a genuinely long ongoing history; a culture that regularly delivers transitory joy and solace for the instigators, at the end of the day, never finishes well.

In the same way as other unfortunate propensities over the most recent two decades, previous President Olusegun Obasanjo was the first significant example of interfering in gathering undertakings and later, capturing the gathering. A former PDP senator let me know on Tuesday that it was under Solomon Lar, the principal Chairman of the PDP, that the workplace of gathering executive turned into a tollgate – something that may never have happened had Sunday Awoniyi risen the administrator of the gathering.

The previous senator said after gathering primaries had been directed, and victors declared, it was normal, under Lar, to locate a surprising letter from the executive’s office naming a unique hopeful or rundown of applicants, and saying, “This letter substitutes any past letter you may have gotten on this issue.”

To checkmate this issue, Obasanjo who had recently been drafted by the military to pursue the position, assembled ten governors who defied Lar and separated from “forcing” Obasanjo’s running mate (Atiku Abubakar) on Lar, likewise made ready for Obasanjo to request his resignation.

After Lar’s execution, Obasanjo progressively assumed responsibility for the gathering to the point where he got the previous representative James Ibori and co to change the gathering’s constitution which at that point vested him with the situation of director of the BOT – the gathering’s alpha and omega – separated from being president.

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His underlying goal was to twist the gathering to his will; however, after some time impedance wound up settling in and broad. The propensity putrefied, tainting the PDP as well as other ideological groups, which were, frankly, the PDP’s Siamese cousins.

As legislators crossed and bungled floor covering, the propensity for noxious obstruction in the gathering secretariat changed to the point nowadays where government authorities think they are responsible for the gathering and gathering authorities believe they are accountable for the administration.

At the point when, for instance, Oshiomhole ventured into line, uprooting the head of safeguard staff, to get President-elect Muhammadu Buhari at the Eagles Square on Wednesday, he didn’t mean any damage. He was overpowered by Freudian loftiness; the greatness that hosts obscured get-together government lines, yet which has likewise vanquished it.

However, a significant refinement in style remains: if Obasanjo diminished the gathering to a minor pawn, Buhari’s detachedness has made a mushroom of forcefully fighting force focuses and radical cells, with each middle or cell anxious to utilize the gathering to its very own favorable position. What’s more, that bit of leeway implies just a single thing: getting power at any expense.

I can comprehend Oshiomhole imagining that the Supreme Court is his concern. He’s presumably excessively busy with grieving his gathering’s present misfortune and the flaw on his record as an executive to see that the issue goes a lot further. I can likewise comprehend Shuaibu asking Oshiomhole to leave. He’s also worried about the gathering’s numerical bad dream, also Oshiomhole’s grinding style, to see that the issue goes a lot further.

Until the gathering turns out to be more than a minor vehicle to get control for the wellbeing of its own; until it has some unmistakable sorting out standards, creates and praises a framework that keeps its pioneers legit and responsible, it would keep on floating. Furthermore, it requires more than trying the Supreme Court, playing a game of seat juggling with the gathering administration or requesting Oshiomhole’s head, to fix the messed up framework.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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