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Ondo women decry alleged marginalization, tell Gov Akeredolu what to do

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As Nigeria recognizes the lady festivity of the nation’s Democracy Day on June 12, Ondo State ladies under the aegis of Association of Female Politicians, AFP, have shouted out over the supposed consistent underestimation of ladies from administration in the state.

The ladies, who talked at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, during a question and answer session in Akure, the Ondo State capital, scowled at the circumstance, which they portrayed as troubling. As per the Chairman of the gathering, Mrs. Janet Adeyemi, who has been the main lady from Ondo State to have involved a sit at the National Assembly, expressed that ladies portrayal in the political setting of the state has not been empowering, focusing on that Ondo State is the leading state in the southwest that is yet to deliver a female Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Senator among others.

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Mrs. Adeyemi, who was spoken to by Mrs. Adebunmi Osadahun, claimed that the 35 percent governmental policy regarding minorities in society should be actualized in the state, accentuating that come 2020, the situation of the Deputy Governor or on the other hand, SSG must be held for ladies. “We, the female government officials in Ondo state, independent of our ideological groups working under Association of Female Politicians met up in the festivity of June 12 Democracy Day and the twentieth commemoration of continuous majority rule government in Nigeria.

“We directed a correct output of the political investment of ladies in Ondo state and Nigeria everywhere and saw that: Over the multi-year period from 1999-2019, Ondo State ladies have kept on seeing appalling delegate rates over the country. “In elective workplaces and administrative arm, the most astounding portrayal at any point achieved by ladies in Ondo state was 11 percent in 2011 with three ladies chose to State House of Assembly, as against the prescribed 35 percent insistence, which is usable under the law.

“This inadmissible low portrayal further diminished, definitely, to 3.8 percent with only one female delegate by and by in the State House of Assembly, and NONE in the Federal House of Assembly and the Senate. “A similar pattern is seen in the state allotment of arrangements through which diligently couple of ladies have enabled the brilliant chance of administration to their state and country concerning the men regardless of the vigorous political interest of ladies in Ondo State.”

In a similar vein, one of the pioneers of the gathering, Mrs. Omowumi Ohwovoriole, a previous Commissioner for Women Affairs in the state kept up that in spite of the way that Nigeria is a signatory to a few worldwide instruments certifying sex equality, tragically the country is among the most sexual orientation uncaring states in Nigeria. “Gathering structures in Ondo State has done nothing to energize sex consideration in its country.

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“Right now, Ondo state positions high among the states where not many ladies have taken an interest in the administration of Nigerian open foundations, for example, Political Parties, Legislative Assemblies and Executive Councils, which are delineated as “male clubs.” “The stature of stress and tipping point for female lawmakers in Ondo State was the distinct reality introduced by the closed 2019 decision where ONLY ONE lady made it to the state get together.

“Over the world, the common pattern mirrors a nearby association between female cooperation in administration and national improvement. This is discernible in African nations, for example, Rwanda and Ethiopia, where quick financial advancement is seen after the conscious strategy usage on female investment.”

Additionally Dr. (Mrs) Yemi Mahmud, Former Commissioner for Women Affairs who likewise talked during the public interview stated, “This is a call for dire activity by the President Muhammadu Buhari-drove organization to pursue the pattern of other African countries, who have settled in ladies initiative as a method for administration and are presently receiving the tremendous rewards fast improvement and development in all segments of social and financial life.

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“Relationship of Female Politicians, Ondo State Chapter is this way, approaching all State Governors the country over to dig in the Affirmative Action through sufficient arrangement of ladies into critical political workplaces in spots where there is a shortage in the female elective portrayal.

“We approach the authority of Ondo State Government, Arakan in Odunayo Akeredolu to notice to the voice of ladies in the state and guarantee a difference in this negative story, which has prompted absence of political intrigue and made feeling of betrayal and minimization in ladies in the state. We implore the Governor to consider ladies to be accomplices in advancement in the state, and demand enormous increment in the arrangement of trustworthy ladies into key political workplaces.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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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

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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

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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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