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Group Commend Kalu for Receiving Tinubu in NASS

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Orji Kalu, Lawan, Omo- Agege, others at the Senate yesterday.

A coalition of Arewa socio-political group in the 19 Northern States has commended the statesmanship of the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, for his humility , peacefulness, commitment, sacrifices and benevolence exhibited in his pursuit to become the president of Nigeria after President Muhammadu Buhari.

The group under the aegis of Arewa For Good Governance (AFGG) commended the former Abia state governor for playing politics without bitterness and being an embodiment of true leadership with his constant display of love and spirit of healthy competition towards his political opponents.

In a statement signed by the Secretary General Dr Hassan Ibrahim , on Thursday , in Kaduna , the group expressed delight over Kalu’s show of sportsmanship when Former Lagos state Governor and presidential aspirant, Bola Ahmed Tinubu visited the National Assembly

Tinubu, on Wednesday visited the party’s caucus in the National Assembly and demanded their support for his 2023 presidential aspiration.

The former Lagos governor arrived at the National Assembly Complex at 2:45 p.m. and addressed the lawmakers on a wide range of issues including the future of the APC and how he can work together with the parliament to accelerate Nigeria’s drive toward economic prosperity, security and perfecting of the country’s democratic structures.

The meeting was attended by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, principal members of the National Assembly including Orji Kalu and members of the APC caucus in the parliament.

The Group noted that Kalu’s presence during Tinubu’s visit has proven that the Senate Chief Whip is not a desperate politician who can sacrifice friendship on the alter of ambition.

“ Despite being at the frontline of the contest for president in 2023, Kalu did not sabotage or show any element of desperation when his political opponent visited National Assembly. Other senators who declared for president absconded and refused to be in the meeting with Tinubu. But Kalu joined the Senate President to receive him and gave him all the necessary attention and support needed in the National Assembly .

“Our admiration for Kalu has increased because he has proved what Tinubu said sometime ago about his long time friendship ties with Kalu . It shows that both of them are no near enemies as speculated by some elements. We want to appeal and encourage other politicians to learn from Kalu and concentrate on building bridges beyond interests .

“The country needs a man who would accommodate all other interests without bitterness and that is the reason we will continue to support Kalu for president . He is the only detribalized politician whom all other politicians are comfortable with . He is a good leader and a great manager of resources and we will not rest until he is sworn in as president of Nigeria. “ the Secretary General said

The group urged other Nigerians particularly politicians, to borrow a leaf from the template of love , peace and unifying spirit institutionalized by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu so as to build a society where love and compassion becomes a norm that could help “reduce despondency in our society”, the statement added.

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SDP Presidential Candidate,Adebayo, speaks at 2022 NBA Conference

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Social Democratic Party, Presidential candidate, Adewole Adebayo has been invited as guest to the 62nd edition of the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Since the 2022 NBA Conference will precede the 2023 general elections that will birth a democratic transition from one democratically elected President to another, for the fifth time in the 4th Republic, Adebayo who is also a lawyer by calling is expected to attend the opening ceremony which is on Monday 22nd,August 2022, as well as a special session that will follow immediately after, titled “Democratic Transitions in the 21st Century Nigeria: 2023 and Beyond.”

In a letter signed by Tobenna Erojikwe,Chairman, Technical Committee on Conference Planning on behalf of the National Executive Council and members of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”), stated that Adebayo is formally invited to the conference scheduled to hold between 19th to 26th August 2022 in Lagos State.

‘I write to formally invite you, as a guest to the 62nd Edition of the Annual General Conference of the NBA (“the NBA Conference”), scheduled to hold from 19th to 26th August 2022 in Lagos State. Accordingly, we will be delighted to welcome you as a guest to the Conference.

The NBA Conference is the leading event of the NBA and a main feature of the annual calendar of the Nigerian legal profession. It presents legal practitioners in Nigeria with a unique opportunity to interrogate issues affecting the profession and society and to continue to seek innovative ways of advancing justice delivery and providing value-adding legal solutions to their clients and the environment within which members of the Association operate.

The theme for this year’s Conference is “Bold Transitions”. And the Conference is anticipated to have approximately 13,000 delegates from the Bar and Bench in attendance. Also expected are business

persons from different sectors, technocrats as well as political leaders from within and outside Nigeria.

The core objective of the 2022 NBA Conference is to host a world class conference, with in-depth

discourse on critical issues affecting the legal profession and the country in general, facilitated by the most eminently qualified resource persons. Discussions at the Conference will focus on the need for the legal profession to engage boldly with global evolutionary trends and will comprise over 30 technical sessions where experts will lead conversations primarily aimed at envisioning the future of the legal profession within the context of a rapidly transiting world and business environment, triggered in part, by the revolutionary exploits and expressions of technology and the historic coronavirus pandemic.

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Billionaire Businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah’s Wondrous Donation

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No doubt, Ifeanyi Ubah, Chairman, Capital Oil, is generous to a fault.   This top player in the nation’s oil and gas sector also has a large heart. Besides, he is unapologetically committed to the uplift of his community, while also helping the course of humanity.

The billionaire is fasting becoming one of the biggest philanthropists from the South East part of Nigeria has the milk of kindness running in his veins.

As proof of his fellow-feeling, the Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district in the National Assembly,  has  just made a wondrous donation of N500million to Anambra State, to support the fight against insecurity.

Ubah made the pledge during a visit to the state Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, at the Government House last Tuesday evening in Awka, the state capital.

The senator, however, made specifications on how the money would be spent.

Anambra State had for over a year been under the tight grip of criminals, who kidnap, kill and steal from residents until lately, when Soludo fought back.

Ubah in a statement signed by his Head of Media and Strategic Communications, Mr. Kamen Chuks Ogbonna, also explained how the funds would be used.

The senator was quoted as telling the governor that: “It takes a secure environment to sustain infrastructural development.

“I will complement your efforts with a series of interventions aimed at curbing capital flight from the zone and restore confidence in our people to return home and help in developing our economy.”

Stating how the funds would be spent, Ubah said N200million would be spent on the training of security personnel and provision of latest security communication gadgets for Anambra South vigilante groups.

He added that N300million would be for the provision of solar lights to further illuminate and strengthen the security architecture in Anambra South senatorial district.

The senator said the promise would all be implemented in the next three months.

 

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2023: Tension In Alimoso As 3,000 Supporters Of APC Rep Aspirant Threaten Defection 

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There is a palpable tension in the Alimoso Federal Constituency chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as supporters of House of Representatives aspirant, Prince Idris Balogun, have threatened to defect to another party over the seeming injustice done to the aspirant during the party primaries.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend, the supporters led by their spokesman, Olalere Oyetola lamented that despite that their candidate, Prince Balogun, popularly called Oluomo Kafata, being the most popular and widely accepted aspirant, the leadership of the party gave its Rep ticket to another aspirant.
“We’re supporters of Oluomo Kafata and we are registering our grievances and displeasure at the injustice done to him during the last primaries of the party,” Oyetola said.
According to him, Balogun has been the man who has been driving the party forward in Alimoso Federal Constituency. “He has been empowering people of all cadres: students, women, widows and party members. Over 5,000 people have benefitted and more are still benefitting from his empowering programmes,” he said.
Oyetola stated further that Balogun has been doing everything in the name of the party and he has been able to put the party in the consciousness of the people. “His empowerment programmes have been second to none. This is a man who has purchased buses to convey school children to and from school in the name of the party. He purchased a grading machine worth N100 million used in grading roads. All these are done free of charge and in the name of the party,” he said.
He stated further that Balogun was the consensus candidate of the party. “The primary for Rep could not take place in Alimoso due to violence. Two people were killed on that day. After due consideration, it was decided that Oluomo should be the consensus candidate.
“We were surprised that a kangaroo primary was organised at the party secretariat and schemed him out,” he explained.
According to him, they have to let the whole world know what is happening in Alimoso because supporters of Oluomo are not happy.
“He (Oluomo) has been the one telling us to calm down that the leadership of the party is looking into the problem.
“However, not even him can keep us calm for long. We’re not happy and we may leave the party if urgent steps are not taken to redress the situation,” he said.
Others who spoke with the media at the occasion, confirmed that they have made up their mind to leave the party if the injustice done to their man is not redressed.
“The leadership of the party should know that if Balogun is allowed to leave the party, APC will lose in Alimoso Federal Constituency. He is the most popular candidate, a grassroots mobilizer and the choice of the people. He will win the election on any party’s platform,” he said.

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