APC Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu sends message to Nigerians
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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Monday urged Nigerians to recognise the value of diversity and use it for the prosperity of the country.

Tinubu made the call at a public of a book entitled: ‘Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and ’, a memoir of Chief Olusegun Osoba.

The book is a 341-page autobiography of Osoba, a former of Ogun State, with records of his life as a journalist and a politician. It was launched to mark his 80th birthday in .

Tinubu said that the APC recognised the place of unity in diversity, which informed the ‘broom’ symbol of the party.

“When we proposed our symbol of APC as a broom, what we meant is our unity in diversity.

“Different heights in a broom. You cannot see a single broom tied together of the same height, unless you cut it.

“Our problem in this country is that instead of using our diversity for prosperity, we continue to use our diversity for division, either religion or tribe.

“It is a lesson that we are to take away from here today. Let’s stop it. The broom is very strong when it is tied together,” he said.

Tinubu described Osoba as an open book, a very honest and straight personality.

He thanked Osoba for the many revelations in the book, which talked about the history, present and future of the country.

“He was one of the main contributors to our constitution, which we depend on today, ” Tinubu said.

Also speaking, Ahmed Lawan urged Nigerians to embrace unity and eschew all forms of mistrust and suspicion.

is a country that is rich in diversity. This diversity is our strength as a nation. No country can develop when there is no unity.

“As political leaders, we must demonstrate clear sense of leadership to make Nigeria for all of us, ” Lawan said.

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State said it was important to document the life of senior important personalities for posterity.

“In the book, Chief Osoba wrote some things that will motivate and serve as a guide to politicians and Nigerians to build a better country.

“Chief Osoba’s life is a clear reflection that you must have a good to become a good politician.

“He was a journalist of note, and that made him a successful and outstanding politician. This should be the direction of our country, “he said.

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, described Osoba as an exemplar in the annals of governors.

” Chief Osoba is a timeless and very senior member of the club of governors. He has every counsel and advice for every generation of governors. I am a beneficiary.

“There are stories told in his book that will be essential for our country, for the future of our democracy and for the good of our people ,” he said.

In his goodwill message, former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, described Osoba as a detribalised and accomplished journalist.

”Osoba knows how to cultivate friendship with people, irrespective of tribe or religion. He was like a bridge between us (military) and the people, and he has the ability to speak truth to power for the good of mankind, ” he said
In his speech, Osoba thanked dignitaries who turned up at the event, saying he was highly honoured by their presence.

He said that he wrote the book with his wife to document his experiences as a politician and a journalist.

According to him, there were so many things that might not be known and he needed to write the book to reveal all.

In his remarks, the publisher of the book, Mr Lanre Idowu, said it was conceptualised in 2016 and centred on Nigerian journalism and politics.

Some of the dignitaries at the launch were former Ogun State governor, Mr Gbenga Daniel; former governor of Oyo State, Sen Abiola Ajimobi; Gov. Olurotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State; Chief Odigie Oyegun, former APC National Chairman; former governor of Akwa-Ibom, Sen. Godswill Akpabio; Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; and Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, former Minister, Information, Culture and Tourism; Pastor Tunde Bakare, popular Lagos cleric; Chief Bisi Akande, APC chieftain; former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke; Political Economist, Prof. Pat Utomi; and former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi were also present.

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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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Why Nigerians are being killed in South Africa – Peter Obi

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Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23 presidential election, Peter Obi has condemned the incessant killings in Nigerians.

He however noted that the targeting of Nigerians by the killers “has a lot to do with the way and manner we as a nation value and treat our own people”.

“When we criminalize our people all the time, you don’t expect to get the desired respect and valuing from other people.

“For Ghanaians to be listed among nationals that can enter South Africa without visa while Nigerians are being subjected to such extreme humiliation and killings, should tell a lot about how the global community regards us.”

Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Obi said that Nigerians should not be killed anywhere, more so in South Africa, given the huge sacrifices made by , including the resources it deployed, to secure South Africa’s freedom.

The former Anambra State particularly recalled the personal efforts he made when he was to visit South Africa twice to discuss this menace in his meetings with Okey Emuchay and Uche Okeke, the Nigerian diplomats in charge in South Africa at the various times of his visit.

Speaking against the backdrop of the latest killing of a top Nigerian Lady, former Deputy Director General of Chartered Insurance Insitute of Nigeria, Mrs Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, Obi said that the record of deaths of Nigerians in South Africa is unacceptable and should not be tolerated any longer by Nigeria.

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He advised the two leading continental nations to treat this matter as critical and take steps to stem the killings to prevent any possible follow-up consequences.

Obi called on relevant agencies and persons in government who need to act on the killings to treat them as a priority by bringing to bear all the necessary energy and urgency to stem the menace and avert the consequent diplomatic impasse.

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Biafra group moblizes against Miyetti Allah, issues waring to Fulanis

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Amid calls by Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure for Fulanis to remain in the South and defend themselves, the Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, have asked the herders to leave the South or face actions.

BNYL said it had organized strong militia groups across its areas of influence to repel any attacks by killer herdsmen.

Chief Press Secretary of BNYL, Comrade Kufre Obot, made the disclosure to newsmen at the weekend in Calabar.

He said “The apex Fulani group is encouraging the killer herdsmen to remain in the South and kill in pretense of self defense but that is dead on arrival, because we have prepared our boys ready to repel any attacks, Miyetti Allah will be shocked at what they will see”.

Obot also disclosed that BNYL have focused on grassroots campaign since 2016.

“We are a grassroot movement. It is evident in our grassroot programs in Eket, Ikom, Ahoada, Emohua, Bakassi, Obudu and other towns. We have decided to checkmate herders excesses”.

The group’s spokesman urged communities in the South-East and South-South to organize vigilante groups to protect the communities.

He added that: “A community in Imo State called Abba in Nkwerre LGA have become the first to launch strong a security group with drone cameras, security phones and alarm polls across the communities.

“I would advise others to follow suit and be part of efforts to secure our land because no group can do it alone without the communities helping themselves too.”

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