As The Elections Loom
This is the season of declarations. Interestingly, all eyes are at the federal level. Many have declared interest and many more will in the next few days.
2 days ago Nigeria has been calling for a new tribe for over six decades.by January 16, 2022 2 min read There are indications that South-east residents may be forced to observe a four-day lockdown from Monday, as the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s treason trial is set to resume at a Federal High Court, Abuja.1 minute read Advertisement Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali’s former head of state has died on Sunday at his home in Bamako.We are verifying AFN parallel elections, says WA The government also spent N4bn on roads, school rehabilitation social intervention programmes in Osun State in July, 2017; N4bn on markets, drainage, and parking lots in Kano in 2017.
Nigeria summons us to rise over and above our differences to embrace the things that we have in common.Nigeria enjoins us to rise beyond localised tongues and tribes to become a new Tribe – THE NIGERIAN.IPOB, an outlawed group leading the agitation for the creation of an independent state, Biafra, from Nigeria’s South-east and part of South-south, had suspended its earlier Monday’s sit-at-home order, in preference for it (the order) to be implemented only on the days Mr Kanu appear in court.Because I am a biological scientist, please permit me to clarify that I am liberally using the word “tribe” in a colloquial sense to refer to a subspecies, Homo sapiens nigerianus.This information was confirmed by several family members.A new tribe where no one is pulled down on account of differences in ethnicity or religion.The court, in November, adjourned the trial of Mr Kanu to January after Mr Kanu’s lawyers staged a walk-out.The new tribe that cares for the man at the top, just as it cares for the talakawa.1bn payment to the FCTA to meet the critical end of administration payments, September 4, 2015.
This new tribe that embraces each and every one, irrespective of tongue, because we are all one tribe, a people bound by one destiny under God.Despite its suspension, residents of the five South-east states – Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Imo, and Abia – have continued to observe the Monday sit-at-home order, mostly out of fear.Mali, a country already plunged into a serious security and political crisis since the outbreak of independence and jihadist insurgencies in 2012, has also been facing heavy sanctions from ECOWAS for a week.ADVERTISEMENT It is instructive that it is in Kano that we are launching the birth of this new tribe.The story of Kano is the story of Nigeria, the story of overcoming odds, of defiance and resilience in spite of many darts thrown its way., last Monday, reported the shootings in some parts of Enugu and Anambra states by suspected IPOB members trying to force a return to the suspended sit-at-home order.The story of Kano is the story of the ancient walls that surround the old city, walls that have remained standing for centuries, despite wars and attacks.There are concerns that Keita’s sudden death may trigger a crisis in the country already facing strong sanctions from ECOWAS.Indeed, Kano represents the indomitable spirit of Nigeria.Mr Nebo told PREMIUM TIMES he would definitely not make enough money to pay his children’s school fees if residents are not allowed to go out for their daily businesses.The report signed by the committee chairman, Adamu Kamale and the clerk, Ajibade Oyebimpe, recommended that “the National Assembly should put in place all necessary measures to recover the sum of N738.
No wonder, Kano is described by World Heritage Sites as “the most impressive monument in West Africa”.The story of Kano is the story of Nigerians who, on the back of agriculture, commerce and industry, built a city whose growth has been wholly organic, having neither served as an administrative national capital like Lagos and Abuja nor as a regional capital like Ibadan, Enugu and Kaduna.My children have gone back to school, but school fees were not paid.Some say that Kano is a city, others say it is a city-state.They all affirm that Kano is a city, constantly pregnant with other cities in its womb.Where can we get it?” he said.With its population, history of activism, level of political awareness and peculiar political culture, it is no wonder that Kano votes have always come as a political tide to push Nigeria in the right direction, at the most critical juncture.All rights reserved.
Beyond that, the progressive and activist political culture here has positively permeated other parts of Nigeria.He said he is sure of losing N130,000, at least, if the residents are prevented from going out for their businesses for that number of days.If the progressive tendency in Nigerian politics has the objective of putting the welfare of the talakawa at its core, that, in part, is because of the foundation laid by people like Aminu Kano, whose politics was wholly dedicated to the welfare of the masses.So, in many ways, the choice of Kano as the place to launch the new tribe is symbolic and historic.READ ALSO: We’ll ensure Nnamdi Kanu’s rights are respected – Abia Govt “As a businessman, it will affect me very well,” he said.In Kano we find the numbers, the richness of culture and resourcefulness that will serve as the raw materials for the future we so desperately desire.Kano speaks to our past, the present and our future in unique and evocative ways.IPOB’s position The IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful said on Saturday that the sit-at-home order in the region is only for Tuesday, January 18, and that the other two days in which Mr Kanu would appear in court are excluded so as not to “compound the pains” of the people.
It is appropriate that it is in the city of Kano that we today launch the birth of a new tribe that will herald the birth of a new Nigeria.The journey which began for our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2013 comes full circle, ten years after, in 2023.The agitation for Biafra has led to several killings and destruction in the South-east.It is a new dawn beckoning upon us to make history.And the new tribe intends to do just that.Next year, Nigerians will be summoned to make an exceptional judgment worthy of the times.
The forces of history enjoin us to search carefully amongst us for a bold, brave and tireless leader with a resolve to take on challenges that may come our way.A leader with a strong vision for our nation’s future, one who has the courage to make unpopular decisions, a leader with the ability to put our times in the perspectives of history.At that supreme moment we have to get it right.I believe we have that leader in Yẹmí Osinbajo who personifies the calm river that runs deep.A decent and honourable man, both in his private and public life.
Indeed, we are faced with a number of challenges as a country, but truth be told, we have surmounted a number of them.The work of laying the foundation has taken us more time than we envisaged, but then, the fact that the critical building blocks are in place, in certain areas, is proof of progress and a sign that we are going in the right direction.We now stand at the cusp of a new birth at the most critical point in the life of our country.We are faced with the double task of deciding on which direction to go to move our country forward, and of choosing the person to lead us in that direction.ADVERTISEMENT For me, it is an easy choice to make.
For millions of Nigerians, given a chance, it should equally be an easy choice to make, except that many are mired in pessimism that arose from wanton betrayal by governments.For the New Tribe here gathered plus millions of our cohorts all over Nigeria, our choice is clear and simple! The moment has chosen for us a man that providence has prepared for the task.The moment speaks to choosing a man who transcends all tribes, an embodiment of the New Tribe, defined not by the cacophony of dialects but the symphony of our common humanity.The moment requires a man who is able to galvanise the ideals and ideas that will unfold the beckoning glory of a new Nigeria.My compatriots, history is encapsulated in moments.
This moment of Nigerian history has itself chosen a man and that man is Professor Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, the vice president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Yemi Osinbajo is the man of the moment for Nigeria.He is well-grounded and adequately prepared.A tested and trusted hand, with the right temperament, the intellectual fire power, and governance ethos best suited for this moment.Yemi Osinbajo is the man for the moment.
Not for his own sake, but for the sake of our country, Nigeria.Let me confess to a fact that all of us here already know.No Nigerian, including Yemi Osinbajo, has all the answers.Professor Osinbajo’s uniqueness is the God-given capacity to ask the right questions, the answers to which must come from all of: We the people, guided by God and inspired by a leadership that has a wholesome character, yes, even in Nigeria, leadership with integrity, shall provide the answers to the problems that have beset us for far too long.Yemi Osinbajo’s rise to prominence is not a fluke or a national infatuation but the consequence of his remarkable skills – a keen intellect, noble intentions and the wit and grace to express them in ways that have inspired millions across the country.
Osinbajo has a rare gift exactly suited to the fearful times – he knows the language of reassurance and hope.Whatever Osinbajo says is carefully considered, whether in private discourse or in public fora; Osinbajo has been the voice of moderation, combining common sense and compassion on issue after issue.Yemi Osinbajo is the man who will lead us in the right direction, with the help of God and millions of Nigerians, the New Tribe, that have been yearning for an opportunity to side-step all the forces that have been pulling us apart, so that Nigeria can truly emerge as the giant it long should have been.Our country needs a statesman who envisions Nigeria as a self-sufficient, self-sustaining, upper middle tier country in the shortest possible time.Such a person must be one with tall dreams and big ideas.
That is Osinbajo.Big dreams, beautiful and noble, are the stuffs that propel heroes.Yes, Nigeria needs a president with the grasp, depth, fecundity, confidence, grit, and fortitude to see beyond the frightening and seemingly intractable predilections that beset us.This moment has gifted us such a man: His name is Osinbajo.I believe that the moment is here.
I believe that the New Tribe has been prepared for this moment and that you will step up, in different parts of Nigeria, as enablers of this moment.It is a new day.It is a new dawn.May history be kind to the New Tribe for the foresight in recognising this moment for what it is and rising up for it.May history be kind to the people of Nigeria.
May history be kind to the chosen man of the moment, Yemi Osinbajo.He is a man who, at any crossroads, can be counted on to lead in the right direction.May history be kind to us all, as we make history.May history be kind to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Sola Adeyeye is the senator for Osun Central in the National Assembly.
Four-day lockdown looms in South-east as Nnamdi Kanu’s trial resumesThe IPOB leader is scheduled to appear in court from January 18 to January 20. They should pause the 4days lock down oooo, they're yet to reverse the one they started every Monday.. Say_No_to_A_4days_Lockdown_In_SE NnamdiKanu_We_Are_With_You
BREAKING: Crisis looms as Powerful Former President dies at 76 [PHOTO]Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali’s former head of state has died on Sunday at his home in Bamako. Keita, who led Mali between 2013 and 2020 died around 9 am, a statement from his family revealed. “President IBK (Ibrahim Boubacar Keita) died this morning at 9am (GMT and local) at his home in Bamako,” a family … PoliticsNGR Eti ya werey the way you guys put your headlines PoliticsNGR Na wao the person no get name? PoliticsNGR Hes one of Malians problem. Like we have alot of them in Nigeria.
FG spends N1tn, $3m solid minerals fund on elections, drainageTHE Federal Government may have turned the over N1tn Natural Minerals Resources Fund set up to develop the solid minerals sector to a ‘slush’ fund, investigations by Sunday PUNCH have revealed. Na why Nigeria no fit better again be this Are you aware of Twitter Space, if yes, join us today, by 7pm. Topic: 2023 Election - Your Interest as a Youth in Politics. Follow AGreatNigeria3 Set a reminder for my upcoming Space! May God punish y'all
13 Months To 2023 Elections, Electoral Bill Not ReadyIn the next 13 months from now, Nigerians will move to their polling units to elect leaders that will take over the affairs of the country for the next 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩 Because they don't want it to be ready. CRIMINALS occupy your FAILED country's political space. Let this sink in well in you. Ok? And they don't care. They are just busy declaring intention. How the election would be conducted doesn't matter to them.
Group sensitises FCT youth on nonviolent participation in electionsThe event themed 'Leadership is personal; it Starts with Me”, was part of the group's activity to commemorate the 2022 Martin Luther Jnr Day. Same group should sanitize APC of non violence in election. There shouldn't be ballot box snatching, killing by APC in order to impose their evil rulers on Nigerians. Sensitize APC of the need to assent to the pending/rejected electronic voting
Understanding the high cost of elections | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsIt is inevitable that the cost of conducting the 2023 General Elections, put at N305 billion, will elicit deep concern by the media and civil society. Somebody is about to get more richer Bitcoin Dey. WE GO RUN AM