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The secretary general of Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE), Dr Kunle Olajide, has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure true federalism and national unity.
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Olajide told the News Agency of (NAN) that the president needs to return the nation to the era of revenue generation and not sharing of allocation.
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The retired medical practitioner and a traditional title holder in Ibadan land, “I have written a congratulatory letter to the president on his re- and assured him of YCE’s support for his administration towards achieving a greater NigeriaIn the letter, I told him that his victory carries enormous responsibilities among which were the need to ensure national unity and a revisit of the El-Rufai’s committee on restructuring. The president has replied the letter, appreciating it and the in-depth suggestions. He assured me that the suggestions will be given adequate cognisance.”
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The YCE leader said the nation could achieve rapid growth and development with true federalism which allowed devolution of powersHe stressed that the decisions of the Nasir El-Rufai-led committee on restructuring set up by Buhari’s administration in 2017 was far-reaching, calling on the president to revisit the report.
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Olajide said: “We have to gradually move back to the period of generating revenue and not sharing revenue. Each federating unit should be allowed to exploit and explore its resources. They should then pay an agreed percentage to maintain few essential services in the centre such as Defence, Foreign Affairs, Immigration and Custom services.” O
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“Today, there are 66 items on the exclusive list. The intervention of the military in 1966 truncated the march to true federalism. So, in the next four years, Buhari should be able to finish the process, foundation and implementation of the El-Rufai’s committee recommendationsI think it is very essential that the report is implemented as a first step to entrench a true federal system of governmentThe president should ensure that his appointments reflect the diversity of Nigeria and in line with the Federal Character Principle enshrined in the Nigerian ConstitutionWe must ensure that people think of Nigeria before anything else, irrespective of tribe and religious affiliationThe president must ensure that he bequeaths a legacy of a United Nigeria He must ensure that the people remained the centre of all their decisions, including security of lives and properties.”
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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Following the widespread looting at Covid-19 warehouses across the nation, Bauchi state youths who attempted to raid a store where COVID-19 palliatives were kept on Sunday were disappointed after finding it empty.
The State , Bala Mohammed who made this known on his twitter handle on Sunday, said he ordered his Chief of Staff to open the warehouse when he learnt that youths had laid siege on the store to loot palliatives.
He said, “Today, hoodlums attempted a raid on the #COVID-19 palliative warehouse in Bauchi State. My Chief of Staff was informed and he ordered the warehouse to be opened.
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“They saw it was empty, and they turned back. And that’s because we shared everything to beneficiaries as and when due. For accountability, when we started distribution months ago, I ensured to set up a high powered committee that included myself, my deputy, the State @OfficialPDPNig Chairman and Chairmen of all political parties in the state, including traditional rulers, and others.”
“The core of my mandate remains the crucial drive to give Bauchi State citizens a better prospect and more excellent opportunity for a prosperous life. We are doing this, and we will continue to do more. #GreaterBauchi.”
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BREAKING: Curfew now 8pm to 6am —Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State , Babajide Sanwo -Olu , has again reviewed the curfew imposed on the state to curb the civil unrest in the aftermath of the # EndSARS protests against police brutality .
Sanwo – Olu had eased the 24 -hour curfew on Friday to start from 6pm to 8 am.
But in a notice on Sunday evening by his Commissioner for Information and Strategy , Gbenga Omotoso , the governor said the curfew time is now between the hours of 8 pm and 6am , meaning that residents can go out by 6 am and return home before 8 pm .
The commissioner stated , “ The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed . Restriction time is now 8 pm to 6 am .
“ Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses . Public schools remain shut till further notice .”

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