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‘The things that unite are greater than those that divide in the Nigerain diversity’

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‘The things that unite are greater than those that divide in the Nigerain diversity’

Ex-President Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) in his Christmas message has reiterated the fact that though the Nigerian diversity may be great but the things that unite citizens are stronger than the things that divide them.
Yakasai who is the Founder/Chairman of Safe Medicines Foundation (SMF) quoted copiously from from sir Ahmadu Bello’s (Sardauna of Sokoto) Chrismas message to northern christains in 1959, thus,
“We are people of many different races, tribes and religions, who are knit together by common history, common interests and common ideals.

“Our diversity may be great but the things that unite us are stronger than the things that divide us.

“On an occasion like this, I always remind people about our firmly rooted policy on religious tolerance.

“Families of all creeds and colour can rely on these assurances. We have no intention of favouring one religion at the expense of another. Subject to overriding need to preserve law and order, it is our determination that everyone should have absolute liberty to practise his beliefs.

“It is befitting on this momentous day, on behalf of my ministers and myself, to send a special word of gratitude to all Christian missions.

“Let me conclude this with a personal message. I extend my greetings to all our people who are christians on this great feast day.

“Let us forget the difference in our religion and remember the common brotherhood before God,by dedicating ourselves afresh to the great tasks which lie before us.

“Leaders who truly believe in Nation building not looters who come to power to be served and be worship.”
Yakasai who was also a commission in various ministries for eight years under former Governor Ibrahim Shekarau said,
“On behalf of myself and my family, I wish all pharmacists, all members of National Institute (mnis), Management of National Institute, Members of Directing Staff, Research Fellows, SEC 42, Participants, Members of AANI and all my friends wherever they are a very Happy Christmas.

“May the blessings and learnings associated with Christmas be with us.”

“May God continue to guide, support and proctect us come 2020 and beyond.”
He played for a happy New Year in advance all and sundry that God may bless all and their households.


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Pantami: Coalition of Civil Society Groups suspend mass rally

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The Coalition of Civil Society Groups have announced suspension of a mass rally to demand for the sack of embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.
A statement by Ibrahim Ahmadu and Osakwe Chigozie Michael, National Convener and Co-Convener, respectively said the rally expected to hold on Tuesday (today) was shelved due to security reasons and the fear that it could be hijacked by hoodlums.
The statement further disclosed that a new date will be announced for the shelved mass rally.
” The proposed rally against Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami is hereby postponed till further notice after due consultations and consideration with adequate advice in line with security tips.
“While we regret the unfortunate call off, we avail ourselves this opportunity to inform our members to exercise patience and keep the spirit alive upon a viable and visible date for it.
” We regret all inconveniences.”

Checks revealed that the Minister of Communications has been accused of alleged link with the extremist group, Al-Queda and having sympathy for Taliban.

Audio recordings of Mr Pantami’s past teachings where he declared support for Al-Qaeda and Taliban resurfaced last week, with many Nigerians calling for his removal.

Mr Pantami, an Islamic cleric, denied any links with the groups. He, however, admitted making the controversial statements supporting the groups but said that his views on such extremist groups have changed.

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12 persons die in tanker explosion accident in Benue

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12 persons die in tanker explosion accident in Benue

Twelve persons have lost their lives in a tanker explosion accident that occured at Oshigbudu, Agatu Local Government Area of Benue on Sunday evening
Apart of the death of the 12 persons properties were also said to have been lost to the explosion.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer, Benue Sector Command, Mr Oladele Meshach, issued a statement in Makurdi on Monday indicating that the explosion occured on Sunday evening.
Meshach said 12 persons lost their lives during the explosion, while property were also destroyed.
He quoted the Sector Commander, Mr Yakubu Mohammad, to have warned all petroleum tanker owners against non-use of
“Safety Valves” to guard against spillage of petroleum products, when involved in a crash. Mohammad called on all petroleum tanker owners to ensure immediate installation of Safety Valves on their tankers to ensure safety of lives, properties and the products they are transporting.
He said the “tanker lost its control, spilled fuel and bursted in flames”.
“Henceforth, any driver caught disobeying the road regulations will risk going to jail,” Mohammad warned.
According to him, it is disheartening to see petroleum tankers still plying the roads without safety valves fixed on them despite the February 2021 deadline earlier issued.
He assured members of the public that FRSC would ensure strict enforcement of road regulations and discipline.
Mohammad also advised tanker drivers to avoid giving their vehicles to their ‘motor boys’ to drive on the highways.

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Echocho mourns Aaron Baba

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The Senator representing Kogi East Senatorial didtrin Isah Jibrin(Echocho) on Saturday in Abuja, condoled with the family of late Professor Aaron Baba, who passed on to glory on Friday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

In a condolence message issued through his Special Adviser on media, Prosper Elijah Salifu, the Lawmaker described the death of the late Professor as sudden and saddening.

According to him, ” I am deeply saddened to hear your sudden exit. I am however comforted by the fact that you have contributed your quota to the development of Kogi state and Nigeria at large” he said.

“On  behalf of the good and supportive people of Kogi East, I sincerely sympathize with your family at this critical time. May God in his infinite mercy, forgive your shortcomings, grant you Paradise and relieve the family of this great pain”

Professor Aaron Baba, until his death was a Special Adviser on Technological Development, later appointed as Commissioner for Special Duties, Science and Information in Kogi State.

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