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Kogi 2019: Akpa cautions Kogites against political dramas by monarchs

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Kogi 2019: Akpa cautions Kogites against political dramas by monarchs

An aspirant for the November 16th Governorship election in Kogi State Major General (rtd) Patrick Ademu Akpa has warned the people of the State to be wary of many political dramas such as the recent visit of traditional rulers to Buhari.

He cautioned citizens of the State to also exercise some restrain and stop the blackmail against the traditional institutions that are being used for cheap political gains.
Members of Kogi State council of traditional rulers, Wednesday, met President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja and presented the governor, Yahaya Bello for second term.

The monarchs, led by Attah Igala and President, Kogi State Council of Chiefs, His Royal Majesty, Dr Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni Il, also demanded for the position of finance minister in the next cabinet.
The visit has however set the monarchs against their subjects who percieved them as cash and carry rulers ready to sell off their birthright for a pot of porridge.
However, Gen. (Rtd) in a statement he personally signed that was made availlable to the Guardian in Abuja said the visit was another sad memory that would remain as one of the worst historical events in the State’s calendar
“The HOPE Agenda Team is saying all hope is not lost if only we can consciously readjust our mindset from the way the perpetrators want us to be begin to think.
“It is a deliberate design to use the revered traditional institutions of our people for their selfish political interest even against the will of the custodians.”
However, he indicated that the people always win in a situation like this if only the trading of blames can be curtailed.
“I, Maj. Gen. Patrick Ademu Akpa, leading The HOPE Agenda Team call on all political actors, particularly those in power to honourably stop blackmailing our Royal Fathers.”
He indicated that the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has given undue powers to the Executives over the traditional institutions which created the opportunity in the first place.
“I think the purpose is to allow the Royal Fathers the time to carry out their duties as custodians of traditions and not to take undue advantage of the constitution to box them to a very tight corner.”

“If we don’t focus on the goal, the enemies of our state will keep distracting us until November. I appeal to us to take it easy on our Royal Fathers but pay serious attention to the intentions of those who blackmail them into doing the things they do as election is fast approaching.”
He pointed out that the people have endured enough sufferings, so, they must be very watchful not to be distracted.
On the visit of the royal father’s to the President he said was not a crime but it was wrong for the visit to be politicize letting the Royal Fathers to make some political requests on behalf of the incumbent Governor.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant all the people orientated requests made to him by our Royal Fathers during thir visit.
Akpa however asked the President to leave all the political matters to party, the All Progressives Congress and the people of Kogi state to determine through democratic processes.
“The greatest endorsement comes from the ordinary people and not the sponsored sets in the society.
“I am convinced that all Kogites have made up their minds already and these being acted would not change their opinion as regards the November, 2019 gubernatorial election of Kogi State.”

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

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Zamfara Bye-election: 2 persons feared dead in Bloody clashes among rival thugs

Clashes between rival political thugs have left 2 people dead in Zanfara ahead of the by-election tomorrow
The police imposed a 24-hour curfew in Bakura and Talata Mafara LGAs after two persons were killed and several others injured
The thugs also destroyed several vehicles and billboards in the areas.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone 10, Mustapha Muhammad, said the curfew was to avoid breakdown of law and order.

There has been tension in the state as two leading candidates of the opposition All Progressives Congress and the ruling People’s Democratic Party ended campaigns yesterday at the same time.
The contest is mainly between APC’s Bello Dankande Gamji and PDP’s  Tukur Ibrahim Tudu though 12 candidates of other parties are also in the race.
The PDP had earlier alleged that the APC was planning to disrupt the election by arming thugs; the allegation which the latter dismissed.

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

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Lamido asks Buhari to beg God for mercy for failing

Having failed Nigerians on his campaign promises, President Muhammadu Buhari should be sober with a contrite heart by returning to God to beg for mercy, former Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido has said.


The former governor was speaking against the backdrop of the recent gruesome killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists and bandits in some parts of the North.

Lamido who was monitored on the BBC Hausa service in Abuja said Buhari should drop his ego by seeking God’s forgiveness.
“There is no way a government can continue successfully without sabotage but you need to be strong enough to overcome such challenges. If really, he cannot withstand this he has to resign, but we can’t be accepting sabotage as a reason.

“He has failed totally, if not that he failed how will he allow some people to slaughter 43 people? How will he allow bandits to raid villages and set them on fire and rape their women? Definitely something is wrong somewhere,” he said.

On the future of the country, Sule Lamido said, “Allah is merciful to his servants we hope our prayers will be answered, but Buhari has to go fisrt. He should ask himself that what offences has he done to Allah. He need to wake up in the mid night, drop his arrogance and pray. He should ask for Allah’s forgiveness on the offences he has committed.

“He is arrogant and always speaking with pride. Many people have said it and we have seen it. In the last four years if you said something like this you will be cursed but now the truth has come. The problem is he doesn’t listen to what people are saying, but everyone has spoken out. People are tired, the Ulamas, the masses, the traditional leaders and all people have spoken out.”

“When Buhari was sick Nigerian prayed for him  and they are still doing but he failed to address their challenges,” he added.

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege

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Gender Equality: NASS careful not to enthrone further discrimination says Omo-Agege 

By Joseph Sunday


The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Adhoc Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the bill on Gender Equality sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi as challenging in that it may be difficult to achieve the goals without enthroning new set of discriminations. 

Senator Omo-Agege stated this in Abuja when he hosted a delegation of a non-partisan organisation, Women in Politics Forum led by Ebere Ifendu.
The Delta Central lawmaker assured women that their interests would be protected, but not to the detriment of the constitutional provisions against discrimination of whatever form.He said they want to strengthen women participation.Omo-Agege called on the Executive arm of government to always engage the Legislature before signing treaties and agreements.
This, he explained, will enable accelerated domestication by the National Assembly.

He also tasked the forum to help in mobilising the House of Representatives in concurring to the Sexual Harassment Bill passed by the Senate as well as the domestication of the Violence Against Persons  (Prohibition) Act in all the states of the Federation.
 In her remarks Ifendu called for the inclusion of Affirmative Action in the Constitution.
She cited African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Senegal, Rwanda and Seychelles to buttress her position.
According to her there is no better time than now to achieve an inclusive democracy. Further more, she said we need to move from civil governance to true democracy where women, youth and persons with disabilities will have equal opportunities to participate in governance,” she claimed.

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