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Abia Gov replies senator Adeyemi, says he is a madman looking for rags to pick

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Abia Gov replies senator Adeyemi, says he is a madman looking for rags to pick

The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has describe Senator Smart Adeyemi as a mad man looking for rags to pick, maintaining that he will not join issues with him as he may be mistaken for a madman also.
Speaking against the background of a recent outburst by the senator when he refferred to the Governor as a champagne guzzling Governor, he used Chinua Achebe’s narrative in one of his books that said, ‘If a madman picks your cloth while you are in the bathroom and takes off and you go after him naked nobody will know who is mad between you and him.
Senator Adeyemi representing Kogi West had veered off while contributing to a motion on the Urgent Need for the Restoration and Revalidation of the Safe School initiative in Nigeria when he described Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as a drunkard.
He also expressed sympathy for the Abia state people for being unfortunate to be governed by a champagne drinking Governor.
Ikpeazu who was special guest of honor at a book presentation by Senator Eyinaya Abaribe entitled ‘Made in Aba’ described senator Adeyemi as someone that is not serious minded who goes about discussing other people instead of issues on development that would move the country forward.
“I want to end my speech by volunteering for the first time, for those who might think that the man coming behind the microphone as the Governor of Abia State is a drunkard.
“Permit me to say that I don’t drink at all and I don’t begrudge those who drink. In order places, even countries that have lesser problems they discourse big issues of economic development and infrstructure, they don’t talk about what people do and what they don’t do.
“So for us as leaders, it is a calling, if you are called to lead, you are also called to be a mentor to the younger ones and what you say, how you carry yourself, the things you say and the times you say them will tell about how serious you are as a person.
“That will be the size of my response and I will end by borrowing what China Achebe said in his book, ‘If a madman picks your clothe while you are in the bathroom and takes off and you go after him naked, nobody will know who is mad between you and him.”
On the book which he said he has not read, he expressed his believe in the resilience and the can do spirit of the Aba people as what Abaribe must have captured.
He said, “For others it is going to be how to be a good deputy Governor and how to be a good Governor to your deputy, so all of these are perhaps the aspects of the various lessons we are all about to learn.
“If Sen. Abaribe fails to tell his story like somebody said earlier, by the time others tell the story, he will not be able to recognise himself anymore.
“But in this book though I have not seen or read it, I think that the caption points to something and that is the tenacity and never dying spirit that Aba exudes, it represents, reflects and encapsulates the personality of distinguished Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe.
“Aba does not bother about taking a fall because Aba is sure it will rise all the times it falls. And Aba is not deterred by anything in size, whatsoever.
“I am particularly happy and also, I’m proud of the accomplishments especially on this book because I have been trying to write a book which is about seven years. Some day I pray that I can be like him by the time my book is ready.”

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Khalid Adams felicitates with Muslims at Ramadan

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Khalid Adams felicitates with Muslims at Ramadan

The MD/CEO of ROCHL investments and Properties, Abuja, Alhaji Khalid Adams has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah as they observe the one Pillar of Islam which is fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan

The Kogi born politician/property manager also charged the Muslim Ummah in the State and nation at large to imbibe the spirit of forgivenes love and unity which he said, forms the core sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

He urged the people of the State to use the period to pray for the land and for sober reflection.

Adams who is also a former APC Governorship aspirant in the last Governorship primary of the party in he State, called on Nigerians to be security conscious at all times.

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has tied the nuptial chords with Gumsu Sani Abacha, a daughter of former Nigeria’s Head of State.

The Governor, who is also the chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, paid 24 gold coins as dowry.

The prices of gold coins vary, with American Buffalo costing $2,055.13; American Gold Eagle $2,060.13; Canadian Maple Leaf $2030.13; Australian Kangaroo $2015.13; and Chinese Panda which is sold at $1975.13.

The marriage ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Abuja residence of the bride’s elder brother, Mohammed Abacha.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the ceremony included, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali; National Commissioner, Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Bashir Garba-Lado.

Others are Kano-based Islamic cleric, Aminu Daurawa; Katsina State governorship aspirant in 2019 elections, Yakubu Lado-DanMarke, and many others.

It would be recalled that Buni had in 2019 married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim-Gaidam as his third wife.

The new bride Gumsu is now coming as the fourth wife to the governor.

The 45-year-old daughter of the late head of state was previously married to a Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou.

But the 20-year-old marriage crashed in 2020.

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Tributes as Arochukwu indigenes, bid Eze Aro farewell

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Tributes as Arochukwu indigenes, bid Eze Aro farewell

Friends and well-wishers of Arochukwu and the entire kingdom have bid farewell to late Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro popularly known as Eze Aro.
At the final burial rites on Monday, April 5, 2021, both the young and old were at their best in display as the remains of Eze Aro were eventually interred.
The indigenes of Arochukwu in Arochukwu local government area of Abia state one after the other took turns to eulogise the lives and times of the departed first class Traditional Ruler.

The Chairman, Aro National Rites of Passage Committee, Prof. Okoro Ijeoma, described the deceased king as highly talented, educated, relaxed and very respectful.He said the late traditional ruler sacrificed a lot for the peace of his community.
Prof. Okoro used the occasion to draw the attention of the federal government on the deplorable state of Arochukwu/Ohafia highway.He said the completion of the road would be the best way to immortalise the highly respected late Monarch. 
“We have had a road which is in despair and it was one of those agonies that faced him when he was alive and we want a lasting legacy for the road to be fixed to honour him, because that is how we can grow economically and socially,” he said.
Also speaking, a two-time governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance now one of the top APC leaders in Abia state Dr Alex Otti who chaired the burial event commended the chairman of the National Committee on the burial rites of passage and committees for working so hard to organise a befitting burial for the Aro monarch. He also thanked Aro sons and daughters both at home and in the diaspora for their huge financial contributions to the burial and encouraged them to maintain the spirit of unity engendered by the event.”He remarked that the entire Aro people are consoled by the legacies the late Eze Aro left behind. Dr. Otti then prayed to God to show him mercy and grant his soul eternal rest, while calling on the immediate family of the deceased and the entire Aro kingdom to bear the loss with fortitude
Convener of the New Nigeria Group, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, said the late Eze Aro loved his community and Nigeria at large.
He said, “Late Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, preached peace and collective responsibility towards the development of his community while on the throne. Each time we visited him, he  will tell us that  the crown he was wearing was also on our heads, therefore we must work hard to protect it.
“He wanted all of us to be involved in seeking the peace, progress and development of the Arochukwu Kingdom.
“He never demanded anything from anyone, he was content with what he had. He was an extraordinary king, one would have expected him to be more demanding but he wasn’t.
Born on Monday, March 6, 1932, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, he ascended the famous Eze Aro throne in 1995 and his reign witnessed tremendous transformation of the kingdom and growth in inter-communal relations. 
Among other positions, Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro, was a first-class traditional ruler and occupied one of the ancient traditional stools in Nigeria and was the custodian of the Aro heritage worldwide.
He passed on after a protracted illness.

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