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President Buhari’s statement on postponement of elections by INEC

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STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC

I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement.

Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered.

INEC themselves have given assurances, day after day and almost hour after hour that they are in complete readiness for the elections. We and all our citizens believed them.

This administration has ensured that we do not interfere in any way with the work of INEC except to ensure that all funds were released to the commission.

We now urge INEC to ensure not only that materials already distributed are safe and do not get into wrong hands, but that everything is done to avoid the lapses that resulted in this unfortunate postponement, and ensure a free and fair election on the rescheduled dates.

While I reaffirm my strong commitment to the independence, neutrality of the electoral umpire and the sanctity of the electoral process and ballot, I urge all political stakeholders and Nigerians to continue to rally round INEC at this trying national moment in our democratic journey.

I, therefore, appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful, patriotic and united to ensure that no force or conspiracy derail our democratic development.

I have decided to move back to Abuja to ensure that the 14.00 hrs meeting called by INEC with all stakeholders is successful.

Muhammadu Buhari

Daura, February 16, 2019

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Keeping the Promises of Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo- Olu in View

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After all the rigours of election, both financial, mental and physical, it is only fair to congratulate the Lagos governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his success at the polls.
It also, on the other hand becomes pertinent to keep his campaign promises in close view as it is expected that he will not only fulfil them to the letter but even surpass it, to truly position the state as the center of the nation’s excellence.
Below are his promises:
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORTATION
1. Resolve identified gridlock points within 9 months and strengthen state road and traffic agencies
2. Implement the planned integrated multimodal transport system to ensure all modes of transportation
3. Complete Phase 1 of the Blue Rail line (from Mile 2 to Marina) by 2021 and complete the Red line, in partnership with the Federal Government, by 2022
4. Expand Lagos’ major water transport routes from six to 10 by 2021.
5. Develop Quality Bus Corridors on 10 major existing bus routes and extend the BRT network to include new areas and increase bus fleet from 800 to 2000.
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
6. Increase health spending from 8.86% to 15% of budget in line with the Abuja Declaration.
7. Ensure all 37 non-functional PHCs in the state are refurbished and adequately equipped
8. Support LASUTH to become a medical Centre of Excellence in at least 2 specialties
9. Reform the sanitation inspectorate to ensure clean, healthy environment
10. Increase Lagos’ water capacity to the needed 550 million gallons per day
11. Optimise waste management by empowering LAWMA to effectively collect and recycle waste; increase the adoption of waste sorting practices to promote recycling; and drive waste-to-energy initiatives in partnership with the private sector.
EDUCATION AND TECHNOLOGY
12. Increase budgetary allocation for education from 12.07% to 18% during the tenure of the administration
13. Scale up school rehabilitation programme to renovate dilapidated schools and provide adequate furniture and tools for every child in public schools in Lagos.
14. Leverage technology platforms to teach, assess, test and reinforce learning by establishing 300 fully equipped and functional computer labs in secondary schools to complement the existing 12.
15. Facilitate creation of ICT hubs across all the LGAs/LCDAs within first two years.
MAKING LAGOS A 21ST CENTURY ECONOMY
16. Create a conducive business environment to attract investments and industries, encouraging citizen participation and inclusion in governance, empowering the workforce and local talent to drive job and wealth creation, especially opportunities for the youth and repositioning Lagos as the ultimate investment destination for foreign businesses.
ENTERTAINMENT AND TOURISM
17. Restore all historic sites in Lagos; rebrand cultural events like Fanti Carnival, Eyo Festival, Boat Regatta etc. to international standards.
18. Create up to a million jobs in the creative sector; establish the Lagos Film City in partnership with stakeholders
SPORTS
19. Introduce a new sports policy for Lagos to make the sector a viable economic platform
20. Galvanise grassroots participation in sports and revive periodic community sports competition

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Peace Peace Airlines CEO,Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema Set for Dad’s Funeral

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Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema, the Chairman/ CEO of Peace Airlines has announced the death of his father, Chief Michael Onyema( Ichie Onyebuchi).
Speaking of the loss, Chief Onyeama said “Transition from immortality to mortality awaits every being. My father’s turn has come, thus giving filip to John Dryden’s famous lines: “All human things are subject to decay and when death summons, monarchs must obey”.Ichie Onyebuchi was a great man who has answered a great call from the greatest Man, the Almighty God.We loved him but God loves him more hence he recalled him home.”
“Though the entire Onyema family of Mbosi in Ihiala local government area of Anambra are grief-stricken, we are  nontheless consoled by the impactful, salutary and eventful our father lived.”
Death has in no way obliterated Chief Michael Onyema’s bold prints on the sands of time for his ideas and values live on, for according to Sri Chinmony, ‘death is not the end…death is the road,life is the traveller.The soul is the guide”, He said.
The public, he disclosed, will be kept abreast of the funeral rites.
We pray God grants Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema and familt the fortitude to bear the loss.Airlines CEO,Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema Set for Dad’s Funeral
Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema, the Chairman/ CEO of Peace Airlines has announced the death of his father, Chief Michael Onyema( Ichie Onyebuchi).
Speaking of the loss, Chief Onyeama said “Transition from immortality to mortality awaits every being. My father’s turn has come, thus giving filip to John Dryden’s famous lines: “All human things are subject to decay and when death summons, monarchs must obey”.Ichie Onyebuchi was a great man who has answered a great call from the greatest Man, the Almighty God.We loved him but God loves him more hence he recalled him home.”
“Though the entire Onyema family of Mbosi in Ihiala local government area of Anambra are grief-stricken, we are  nontheless consoled by the impactful, salutary and eventful our father lived.”
Death has in no way obliterated Chief Michael Onyema’s bold prints on the sands of time for his ideas and values live on, for according to Sri Chinmony, ‘death is not the end…death is the road,life is the traveller.The soul is the guide”, He said.
The public, he disclosed, will be kept abreast of the funeral rites.
We pray God grants Chief (Barrister) Allen Onyema and familt the fortitude to bear the loss.

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Why Amosun Rejected My Resignation – Ojuko

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has rejected the resignation of appointment by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Jide Ojuko, saying the Commissioner remain part of his cabinet till the end of his administration.

Ojuko, who made the disclosure at a press briefing in his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, he said, the issues surrounding his earlier resignation were already being looked into, adding that contents of the letter were construed and misinterpreted.

“That letter was a love letter between two lovers. I love my Governor and my Governor loves me. In view of this development, I am now back at my desk and wish to place on record that the issues surrounding my earlier resignation are being looked into”, Ojuko stated.

He stated further that issues of Ota/Awori traditional council was quite different to what prompted him resigned earlier, noting that his resignation has nothing to do with that of traditional council.

While fielding questions from Journalists, he said those Ota/Awori traditional council were reacting to some anomalies being meted out to them by Egbas by installing an Egba man as their one of their monarch or Baale in their domain.

“You see, it is imperative to react accordingly that’s what the Ota/Awori traditional council did, but my own case is quite different because it has to do with politics, now that you can see that it was two different things entirely”‎, Ojuko said

He appreciated the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun for his quick intervention and Ota/Awori traditional council for their understanding, praying for peaceful resolution of the matter.

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