Politics Digest https://politicsdigest.ng politiacal news analysis Fri, 24 Sep 2021 14:11:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://i1.wp.com/politicsdigest.ng/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2019/10/cropped-politicsdigest-logo-32x32.jpeg Politics Digest https://politicsdigest.ng 32 32 167755992 Protecting Schools from bandits https://politicsdigest.ng/protecting-schools-bandits/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protecting-schools-bandits https://politicsdigest.ng/protecting-schools-bandits/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:58:37 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16856 Protecting Schools from bandits By: Sharon Olatunde POLITICS DIGEST – In 2014, the Boko Haram insurgent group attacked Chibok, a community in Borno State, abducting more than 250 schoolgirls. The Chibok incident sparked global outrage, but previous attacks occurred with little international attentions. Earlier the same year, over fifty schoolboys from Buni Yadi, a town in […]

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Protecting Schools from bandits

By: Sharon Olatunde

POLITICS DIGEST – In 2014, the Boko Haram insurgent group attacked Chibok, a community in Borno State, abducting more than 250 schoolgirls. The Chibok incident sparked global outrage, but previous attacks occurred with little international attentions. Earlier the same year, over fifty schoolboys from Buni Yadi, a town in Yobe State, were killed by suspected Boko Haram militants.

Since February 2014, northern Nigeria has experienced at least seven high-profile attacks on secondary schools. More than one thousand school children have been victims of mass abductions by armed groups. While some of these students have been released, a significant number remain in captivity. Even beyond the most noteworthy kidnapping episodes, Boko Haram has continued to attack schools, abducting students and using them as suicide bombers or marrying off girls as brides to their soldiers.
Early this year, around march 2021 over three hundred schoolgirls abducted by armed groups from a secondary school in Zamfara State in northern Nigeria were released by their abductors. Unfortunately, the global outrage this incident stoked has not deterred the armed groups operating in the north. Just last week, another set of students were kidnapped from a college in Kaduna State—the third mass kidnapping students in Nigeria in 2021. An ugly video released by the kidnappers in Kaduna showed the students being brutalized by their abductors.
As a university student, I believe Nigeria clearly needs to do more to protect its children, the country’s future depends on it. The recent abductions are part of a worrying trend that underscores students’ lack of safety in Nigeria. According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), oversees 13 million Nigerian children are not enrolled in school, more than anywhere else in the world. About 8 million of those children are located in Nigeria’s northern states, where violent conflicts spanning more than a decade have exacerbated the situation.
To improve the situation, Nigeria needs to intensify the Safe Schools Initiative established in 2014 in response to the Chibok abductions. Although armed groups have proliferated since its launch, the initiative can be tweaked to meet current realities. Better coordination between state and federal governments would also improve the response to banditry and general insecurity. Part of this strategy should involve the use of early warning and early response systems involving the federal government, state governments, local vigilantes, and community leaders. Without decisive action, abductions and the instability they cause will continue to plague Nigeria, holding back the futures of children and the country they will inherit.

Sharon Olatunde
Olatundesharon45@gmail.com
Mass Communication Department
Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
Ekiti State

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FOMWAN Visits Chairman Of TMG, Seeks Improvement On Nigeria’s Electoral Process https://politicsdigest.ng/fomwan-chairman-electoral/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fomwan-chairman-electoral https://politicsdigest.ng/fomwan-chairman-electoral/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:51:17 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16858 FOMWAN Visits Chairman Of TMG, Seeks Improvement On Nigeria’s Electoral Process   POLITICS DIGEST – The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of the Transition monitoring Group (TMG) on September 10, 2021 at CISLAC office, Abuja. The objective of the visit is to reposition TMG and […]

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FOMWAN Visits Chairman Of TMG, Seeks Improvement On Nigeria’s Electoral Process

 

POLITICS DIGEST – The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) paid a courtesy visit to the Chairman of the Transition monitoring Group (TMG) on September 10, 2021 at CISLAC office, Abuja.

The objective of the visit is to reposition TMG and chart a new course for the group on improving the electoral process in Nigeria by reactivating TMG memberships for democratic consolidation, amongst other strategic measures and actions.

During deliberations, Mr Rafsanjani emphasized on the imperative of repositioning the TMG in its new iteration.

He said the steps are projected at an ongoing reactivating memberships for democratic consolidation; monitoring conventions and elections to ensure credibility and delivery of good governance; expanding the TMG’s role and responsibility beyond election monitoring/observation.

The steps also include pre-electoral processes that would lead to the right candidates and appropriate representation of constituencies towards realizing potential dividends of democracy; demanding ideologically-driven agenda for parties; and constructively engaging citizens through sustained civic education.

Mr. Okeke Anya on his part reiterated the Chairman’s submissions, as he opined a new agenda for improvement of electoral processes that encourages inclusion.

He also noted the need for organizing and coordinating the TMG on how elections could be transformed to benefit Nigerians and sought to know how FOMWAN intended to key into this new agenda.

Mrs. Farida Sada Yusuf thanked the Chairman for the audience and congratulated him on his recent election as the Chairman of the TMG Board. She firstly conveyed her unrelenting support to the actualization of the TMG’s objectives as she decried FOMWAN’s seeming exclusion from the TMG in the past administration, citing poor communication during and after the swift count, amongst other challenges.

She reflected on her organization’s advocacy thrust towards monitoring grass-root activities and sustained voter education beyond election cycles, through projects like the successful FOMWAN “Women in Purdah” project in 2019.

Mrs. Farida re-expressed FOMWAN’s unreserved commitment and support to the TMG cause and its willingness to be involved in electoral and security-related issues in light of the new FOMWAN election and leadership focus.

Mr Auwal Musa acknowledged the issue of poor communications in the past and conveyed his commitment to the revitalization of an effective and efficient communications strategy as well as transcending its scope despite resource limitations.

He thanked the FOMWAN team and assured that invitations will be extended to them in the course of proposed visitations, consultations and advocacies in the resuscitation drive for wider inclusion, improved civic education and delivery of good governance.

The FOMWAN team led by Mrs. Farida Sada Yusuf, was welcomed by the TMG Chairman, Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), the outgoing Vice-Chairman of TMG, Mr. Anya Okeke and the CISLAC board member and Legal Director, Barr. Adesina Oke.

Cross-section of representatives of FOMWAN during a courtesy visit to the Chairman, TMG on 10th September, 2021 alongside members of CISLAC

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What FG Is Doing To Achieve Food Security, Buhari Tells UN Summit https://politicsdigest.ng/what-doing-achieve-food/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-doing-achieve-food https://politicsdigest.ng/what-doing-achieve-food/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:30:58 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16845 What FG Is Doing To Achieve Food Security, Buhari Tells UN Summit   POLITICS DIGEST –  President Muhammadu Buhari has explained what the Federal Government is doing to achieve food security in Nigeria. He spoke on Thursday while participating in the Food Systems Summit, as part of the High-Level meetings of the 76th Session of the […]

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What FG Is Doing To Achieve Food Security, Buhari Tells UN Summit

 

POLITICS DIGEST –  President Muhammadu Buhari has explained what the Federal Government is doing to achieve food security in Nigeria.

He spoke on Thursday while participating in the Food Systems Summit, as part of the High-Level meetings of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States.

The President disclosed that Nigeria had developed a “food system focused development agenda that prioritises healthy diets and affordable nutrition, inclusive, efficient, resilient, and sustainable, which will contribute to rebuilding our economy, creating jobs, and spurring growth across sectors while sustaining our ecosystems.”

He said the plan was the outcome of a wide-range stakeholder engagement geared towards a better understanding of their food systems, experiences, and needs.

“Following the recommendations from the dialogues and our plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within a decade, Nigeria is committed to investing in food security and nutrition knowledge dissemination, skills development, and information management systems to enhance agricultural productivity, building sustainable, responsive, and inclusive food systems, enhancing the productivity of smallholder farmers, and empowering women and youths for greater access to food production,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by his media adviser, Femi Adesina.

According to him, the government intends to achieve this while strengthening climate mitigation strategies and conflict early warning systems that will reduce the stress and shock to the nation’s food systems.

The President commended the initiative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for convening the Summit.

He described it as “a bold step towards achieving the 2030 global development agenda at a time COVID-19 pandemic and its attendant consequences are threatening progress.”

President Buhari stressed that Nigeria would work to transform its food systems and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

“We hope to learn from and collaborate with member states that have grappled or are grappling with food systems concerns similar to ours. We especially support the emerging coalitions of actions and sustainable food systems,” he added.

 

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Party Congresses: 10 of 14 Borno PDP SWC reject suspension of Imam, Gaddama https://politicsdigest.ng/party-congresses-borno-pdp/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=party-congresses-borno-pdp https://politicsdigest.ng/party-congresses-borno-pdp/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:25:32 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16846 Party Congresses: 10 of 14 Borno PDP SWC reject suspension of Imam, Gaddama – says the only ward can decide their fate POLITICS DIGEST- Members of the Borno state working committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have today rejected the purported suspension of the party’s governorship candidate, Mohammed Imam, by a section of the […]

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Party Congresses: 10 of 14 Borno PDP SWC reject suspension of Imam, Gaddama

– says the only ward can decide their fate

POLITICS DIGEST- Members of the Borno state working committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have today rejected the purported suspension of the party’s governorship candidate, Mohammed Imam, by a section of the state executives.

On Wednesday a faction of the party led by the current state chairman and three other members of the SWC held a press conference where they summarily announced the suspension of the former PDP flag bearer alongside the immediate chairman of the party, Zannah Gaddama.

The group said the offence of the duo was alleged hijacking of party nomination forms for the coming congresses expected to kick off on Saturday, September, 25.

Recalled that a supreme court judgment had in March sacked Mr Gaddama as the chairman of the party in the September 2017 party congresses, and reinstated the former chairman Usman Baderi as the duly elected chairman.

During the press conference, the new party chairman and his three SWC members who also benefited from the apex court ruling insisted that the former chairman and the party’s flagbearer had continued to undermine their mandate.

“Since our inauguration, we have received a series of complaints from wards and local governments on activities of those people who best, in their interest, are trying to destroy the party just as what they did in 2017 up to 2019 general elections,” Mr Baderi, who was represented at the press conference said.

For that reason, the officials said they had to ratify a purported suspension of Mr Imam and Gaddam by the executives of their Ward, Shehuri-North.

The 10 SWC members led by Bello Umar, an organizing secretary of the PDP in Borno state insisted that even if there was any move to suspend Messrs Imam and Gaddama, it should be from the Ward level.

He said; “only the working committee made up of 14 officials can suspend anybody from the party. And now, the party chairman only sat with three members of the party to decide on suspending the two top leaders of the party who we respected so much”.

“We have the chairman and secretary of our party at the Shehuri Northward here with us and they are the ones that have the powers to decide the faith of any party member or official concerning membership, and surprisingly they are not even aware of what happened.

Mr Bello disclosed that the reinstated party chairman, Baderi has been suspended from parading himself as chairman of the party following his alleged failure to work with all members.

“The state has 14 state working committee members, which include Baderi himself and three others. We also have 39 executive committee members which we have their full list with us. But Baderi decided to work with only three people with whom he sat and concoct lies about the suspension of our leader and former governorship candidate as well as our former party chairman.

“Out of the 39 state executive members, only four are in the Baderi group; the remaining 35 are with us here and out of the 14 members of the working committee only four are with Baderi and the remaining 10 are here with us. So how can they (minority) sit to decide on any matter without the consent of the majority?

“We the 10 officials out of the 14 SWC members and the entire 35 SEC members out of the 39 have unanimously and unequivocally rejected the purported and desperate attempts to suspend our leader Mohammed Imam and our former state chairman in whom we still trust for quality leadership.

Also reacting to his suspension, Mr Gaddama told our reporter on the phone that “after the supreme had ruled and void my election, I accepted the verdict and handed over to Mr Baderi; but he had no further rights even as the party chairman to concoct any plot to deny us membership of the party, only the ward executives can decide that. And at the last time, I checked today, the ward is fully behind us.”

On his part, Mr Imam said his purported suspension was a joke taken too far because “even if my ward suspended me, which they have not, it still requires a series of processes to validate that I am a member of the National Executive Commission (NEC). As far as we are concerned we are mobilizing our people to come out for the congresses starting from next Saturday, Insha Allah.”

– says the only ward can decide their fate

Members of the Borno state working committee of the People Democratic Party (PDP) have today rejected the purported suspension of the party’s governorship candidate, Mohammed Imam, by a section of the state executives.

On Wednesday a faction of the party led by the current state chairman and three other members of the SWC held a press conference where they summarily announced the suspension of the former PDP flag bearer alongside the immediate chairman of the party, Zannah Gaddama.

The group said the offence of the duo was alleged hijacking of party nomination forms for the coming congresses expected to kick off on Saturday, September, 25.

Recalled that a supreme court judgment had in March sacked Mr Gaddama as the chairman of the party in the September 2017 party congresses, and reinstated the former chairman Usman Baderi as the duly elected chairman.

During the press conference, the new party chairman and his three SWC members who also benefited from the apex court ruling insisted that the former chairman and the party’s flagbearer had continued to undermine their mandate.

“Since our inauguration, we have received a series of complaints from wards and local governments on activities of those people who best, in their interest, are trying to destroy the party just as what they did in 2017 up to 2019 general elections,” Mr Baderi, who was represented at the press conference said.

For that reason, the officials said they had to ratify a purported suspension of Mr Imam and Gaddam by the executives of their Ward, Shehuri-North.

The 10 SWC members led by Bello Umar, an organizing secretary of the PDP in Borno state insisted that even if there was any move to suspend Messrs Imam and Gaddama, it should be from the Ward level.

He said; “only the working committee made up of 14 officials can suspend anybody from the party. And now, the party chairman only sat with three members of the party to decide on suspending the two top leaders of the party who we respected so much”.

“We have the chairman and secretary of our party at the Shehuri Northward here with us and they are the ones that have the powers to decide the faith of any party member or official concerning membership, and surprisingly they are not even aware of what happened.

Mr Bello disclosed that the reinstated party chairman, Baderi has been suspended from parading himself as chairman of the party following his alleged failure to work with all members.

“The state has 14 state working committee members, which include Baderi himself and three others. We also have 39 executive committee members which we have their full list with us. But Baderi decided to work with only three people with whom he sat and concoct lies about the suspension of our leader and former governorship candidate as well as our former party chairman.

“Out of the 39 state executive members, only four are in the Baderi group; the remaining 35 are with us here and out of the 14 members of the working committee only four are with Baderi and the remaining 10 are here with us. So how can they (minority) sit to decide on any matter without the consent of the majority?

“We the 10 officials out of the 14 SWC members and the entire 35 SEC members out of the 39 have unanimously and unequivocally rejected the purported and desperate attempts to suspend our leader Mohammed Imam and our former state chairman in whom we still trust for quality leadership.

Also reacting to his suspension, Mr Gaddama told our reporter on the phone that “after the supreme had ruled and void my election, I accepted the verdict and handed over to Mr Baderi; but he had no further rights even as the party chairman to concoct any plot to deny us membership of the party, only the ward executives can decide that. And at the last time, I checked today, the ward is fully behind us.”

On his part, Mr Imam said his purported suspension was a joke taken too far because “even if my ward suspended me, which they have not, it still requires a series of processes to validate that I am a member of the National Executive Commission (NEC). As far as we are concerned we are mobilizing our people to come out for the congresses starting from next Saturday, Insha Allah.”

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No Going Back on Electronic Transmission of Results, INEC Insists https://politicsdigest.ng/electronic/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=electronic https://politicsdigest.ng/electronic/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:14:26 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16842 No Going Back on Electronic Transmission of Results, INEC Insists POLITICS DIGEST- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it would not go back on electronics transmission of results from polling units in future elections, unless the National Assembly enacts a new law to stop it from doing so. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) […]

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No Going Back on Electronic Transmission of Results, INEC Insists

POLITICS DIGEST- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it would not go back on electronics transmission of results from polling units in future elections, unless the National Assembly enacts a new law to stop it from doing so.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ogun State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, stated this at a news conference at the state INEC headquarters.

According to Agbaje, who just resumed in as the REC, the INEC already had enough law that capacitated it to transmit election results electronically.

Agbaje said: “We have enough law that capacitated us to go ahead but if the National Assembly says we cannot do it with the new committee that had been set up, we will stop and that will be a new law.

“However, it will be too bad if they are going to make a new law that will incapacitate us. With the shout by Nigerians, non-governmental bodies, the media and many other stakeholders, I believe the National Assembly will do the right thing so that INEC can go ahead and transmit results electronically.

“If the National Assembly feels that there is any way that NCC can help, they should call on the NCC.

They have enough time to do that. They have more than one and half years to do necessary things before the general election.

“We have the understanding that if results cannot be transmitted at a particular polling units or location, due to network problems, they can move from the unit level to ward level where there is network and do it.

“Even before the transmission, all the party agents would have the manual copies of the results.

“But for INEC, we are very ready, and we have the capacity to do it to the admiration of all Nigerians.

“But if the National Assembly says we cannot do it, well but for this coming election in Anambra State, and Ekiti and Osun States next year, we are going to do it.”

Speaking on the number of eligible voters that have registered in the Continuous Voter Register (CVR) in the first quarter of the exercise, Agbaje said the number recorded in Ogun State was lower when compared with the figure recorded in other South-west states of Ekiti, Osun and Ondo, and when the population is also taken into consideration.

Giving the figure, the REC said 414,928 persons have registered online in Osun State; 55,099 in Ondo State; 57,623 in Ekiti State and 46,937 in Ogun State.

He, therefore, urged stakeholders to help sensitise the people on the need to come out en masse and participate in the continuous voters’ exercise.

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THE CRUCIFIXION OF FEMI FANI-KAYODE https://politicsdigest.ng/the-crucifixion-femi/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-crucifixion-femi https://politicsdigest.ng/the-crucifixion-femi/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:08:35 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16840 THE CRUCIFIXION OF FEMI FANI-KAYODE Fani-Kayode’s recent defection is a strategic political move, writes Bolaji Adebiyi POLITICS DIGEST– Femi Fani-Kayode is the latest butt of jokes in several circles. Many would say he brought this onto his own head. After verbally decimating the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari for about seven years, he […]

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THE CRUCIFIXION OF FEMI FANI-KAYODE

Fani-Kayode’s recent defection is a strategic political move, writes Bolaji Adebiyi

POLITICS DIGEST– Femi Fani-Kayode is the latest butt of jokes in several circles. Many would say he brought this onto his own head. After verbally decimating the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari for about seven years, he eventually abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party for the APC he had vilified last week. Indeed, it was a surprise as no one saw it coming even though he had been hobnobbing with the leading lights of the ruling party for months, denying however, that he had the intention to do what Nigerian politicians do, decamp

“The suggestion that I joined the APC is false and insulting. Those that are peddling this fake news should bury their heads in shame. With what we have witnessed I would rather die than join a filthy, rat-infested sinking ship like the Almajiri Peoples Congress (APC),” he said last December, and vowed: “I am committed to opposing the APC and those that are in their ranks for the rest of my natural life and I will NEVER join them no matter what! They are nothing but darkness whilst I stand for the light of God and truth: there can be NO fellowship between light and darkness.”

But last week Thursday, he took back all those words. Led by Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman of the APC’s Caretaker and National Convention Planning Committee, who is also the governor of Yobe State, Fani-Kayode was seen at the Presidential Villa, Abuja early in the morning. Moments after, a picture of him along with the president and the acting party chairman filled the media space. “The newest entrant into the APC,” was the caption the presidency that pushed it out, perhaps sarcastically, gave it.

Expectedly, the social media went burst, lashing out at Fani-Kayode for eating his own vomit. Memorable quotes of his past denials and harsh critique of the APC and Buhari were attached to their searing attacks on him. Some of the critics even went personal, saying Femi was a true son of his father, Remilekun “Fani-Power,” an astute First Republic politician, who moved around the leading political parties of the time also. One of the aggrieved persons was Babafemi Ojudu, the political adviser to Buhari, who described that day as the saddest of his entire political career. It ought not to be though.

But a deft politician that he is, Fani-Kayode had already anticipated this and had sought to douse the impending attacks. “The point is that I felt it was time to do the right thing, to put Nigeria first and appreciate the efforts that have been made, particularly in the last couple of years in terms of security; fighting insurgency and terrorism,” he had told State House correspondents who had ambushed him as he came out of the room where he met with the president, his erstwhile foe. “It is not always negative and when the time is right, we change direction to join forces and join hands to move the country forward,” he explained to the reporters who must have been flabbergasted by the unusual soothing words coming from his mouth. “Doing this doesn’t mean we are enemies to anybody. Even if we are in another party, the PDP or any other party or group, we can still work together across party, regional, ethnic or religious lines,” Fani-Kayode concluded.

Despite his explanations, he has continued to receive attacks from everywhere, including members of his new party like Joe Igbokwe, the Anambra-born Lagos APC chieftain who described Fani-Kayode on ARISE TV last Thursday as lacking in political character.

While the public’s angst might be understood and passed off as genuine, the diatribe of his fellow politicians like Ojudu and Igbokwe are at best self-serving and hypocritical, most probably a push back at a potential threat to their own political interest

Actually, Fani-Kayode’s latest move ought not surprise any perceptive observer of the emerging political realignment in the country. As the country inches closer to the 2023 general election politicians are positioning themselves for a better deal. Although all of them claim to do what they are doing in the interest of the people, it is a well-known fact that they all act in their own self-interest. Otherwise, what are South-eastern politicians like Ken Nnamani and Dave Umahi doing in the APC? Nnamani had been president of the Senate and held commanding public service positions during the 16-year rule of the PDP. Umahi was a deputy governor for eight years and governor for five years on the platform of the same PDP. So, it might be asked, what public service interest do they want to serve in the APC that they did not have the opportunity to accomplish in the PDP?

Fact of the matter is that they have gone to position themselves for a possible bid for a presumed presidential allotment that might come the way of the South-east in the ruling APC. Yet, other regional politicians are also positioning and making deft strategic moves. Fani-Kayode’s move ought to be seen within this context. And if the internal opposition to his admission into the party is viewed critically, it would be seen that it comes from a political flank that probably feels that he has been brought in by a contending tendency to checkmate its strategic plan for 2023. Whatever it is, Fani-Kayode has obviously exercised his constitutional right of association and there was nothing his adversaries could have done about it as to block him or to continue to overtly harass him would in itself amount to an affront on the constitutional provision that grants every Nigerian the rights of speech, movement and association.

However, a pattern is emerging that founding members of the APC appear not to have taken note of, or that they have noted but do not know how to respond to. Since 2019 top PDP politicians have been regrouping in the APC. This may well be a strategic plan to regain power using the incumbency of the ruling party. For those who know the ways of the PDP, a direct confrontation between its erstwhile chieftains and their APC counterparts is likely to leave the latter worsted given the astuteness of the former in conspiratorial politics. That confrontation is imminent. It will begin with the impending national convention. And when that happens Fani-Kayode would most certainly be in a familiar terrain and in his best element

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Groups Protest As Buhari Addresses UN Assembly Today https://politicsdigest.ng/groups-protest-buhari-assembly/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=groups-protest-buhari-assembly https://politicsdigest.ng/groups-protest-buhari-assembly/#respond Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:52:51 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16838 Groups Protest As Buhari Addresses UN Assembly Today   POLITICS DIGEST – Three Nigerian groups are set for protests today at the United Nations headquarters in New as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) addresses the UN General Assembly. While two of the groups are protesting against the regime of the President, Major General […]

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Groups Protest As Buhari Addresses UN Assembly Today

 

POLITICS DIGEST – Three Nigerian groups are set for protests today at the United Nations headquarters in New as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) addresses the UN General Assembly.

While two of the groups are protesting against the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the third group will demonstrate in support of the ex-military leader.

One of the groups comprising Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators, Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, is headed by Prof Banji Akintoye.

Also, activists under the aegis of TakeItBack movement have mobilised for a protest at UN headquarters in New York with demands.

It was gathered that the last group would be holding a pro-Buhari protest tagged, ‘One Nigeria March.’

Akintoye explained that NINAS’ protest tagged, ‘Million-Man Freedom March,’ was to show the world “the crimes against humanity, attacks on press freedom, free speech and other criminalities being aided by the Buhari-led government of Nigeria.”

He also said the agitators “are demanding the conduct of a regional referendum so that the indigenous people can decide on their nationhood”.

The renowned historian accused the Federal Government of sponsoring the counter-protest at UN headquarters, alleging that black foreigners living in the United States of America were “hired at $500 per head.”

Akintoye, in a statement on Thursday by NINAS Director of Public Communications, Mr Maxwell Adeleye, said, “Irrespective of the material and financial superiorities of these Lions, there’s no way they can defeat United Foxes in a democracy.

“The Friday Grand March in New York shall be historic; hence, the Nigerian government is jittery. The ring leader of government officials and a top Lagos journalist are now in New York to start hiring black people who will pretend as Nigerians to stage a pro-Buhari and One Nigeria protest to counter NINAS.

“But we refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the constitution.”

TakeitBack Movement’s Global Director of Mobilisation, Gbola Owoborode, listed four demands for the activists’ protest, among which were that the leader of Independent People of Biafra and Yoruba Nation activists, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, should be freed.

He said, “The regime should also free Sowore, unconditionally and drop all charges, of which he has been falsely accused.

“We demand the immediate release of all political prisoners, including Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho and the over 300 #endSARS activists still under illegal detention, as well as an end to terrorism, kidnappings. and banditry that has completely ravaged the entire country.

“The resignation of the Buhari regime that is incompetent, lawless, despotic, nepotistic and corrupt. It has failed to guarantee the security and welfare of Nigerians which is their primary responsibility as a government. The Buhari Junta must go!”.

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Gov Bello Swears In Justices Olorunfemi, Momoh-Jimoh As Substantive CJ, President CCA Respectively https://politicsdigest.ng/gov-bello-justices/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-bello-justices https://politicsdigest.ng/gov-bello-justices/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 14:10:11 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16834 Gov Bello Swears In Justices Olorunfemi, Momoh-Jimoh As Substantive CJ, President CCA Respectively …charges them to execute function with erudition, fear of God POLITICS DIGEST – Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday administered oath of office to the recently confirmed Chief Judge of the State, Justice Richard Olorunfemi and the President Customary Court of […]

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Gov Bello Swears In Justices Olorunfemi, Momoh-Jimoh As Substantive CJ, President CCA Respectively

…charges them to execute function with erudition, fear of God

POLITICS DIGEST – Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Thursday administered oath of office to the recently confirmed Chief Judge of the State, Justice Richard Olorunfemi and the President Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Isiaka Momoh-Jimoh

Governor Bello in his address which was delivered by his deputy, Edward Onoja charged the Legal lords to execute all the functions of their respective offices with erudition and the fear of Almighty God noting that there were no doubt that they would provide excellent leadership for our Judiciary and the state in general.

The Governor alluded that as proof of positive cordial relationship in the 3 Arms of Government, there had been multiple successions into the Judicial Arm since the passage of the late Justice Nasir Ajanah, and each time, the government have respected the legal and seniority principles set by the Constitution and the Judiciary herself and refrained from interfering with existing hierarchies or organograms.

He recalled that on the 26th of March and 2nd of August this year the state government administered the Oath of Office to their Lordships into their respective Offices in an Acting capacity expressing that the ease with which they scaled through all the processes leading up to today’s event, including screening and confirmation at the Kogi State House of Assembly confirmed that his administration’s faith in them was not misplaced

Governor Bello expressed that the state was indeed fortunate to have found worthy incumbents for these two most critical Offices in the Administration of Justice in Kogi State affirming that the two lawlords to whom such positions have been entrusted were persons very well known and possessed the education, experience and above all, character to discharge their duties effectively, efficiently and with the fear of Almighty God.

He enjoined Justice Richard Olorunfemi and Justice Isiyaka Momoh-Jimoh to always as the head of the Kogi State Judiciary and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of Kogi State to bring their considerable history as experienced jurists to bear in the administration of justice in this state.

In his remarks, Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi who spoke on behalf of the newly sworn-in Justices, assured of their utmost discharge to the quick dispensation of justice, promised to make the State proud.

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Yahaya Bello Swears-In New CJ, President Customary Court https://politicsdigest.ng/yahaya-bello/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yahaya-bello https://politicsdigest.ng/yahaya-bello/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:49:36 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16832 Yahaya Bello Swears-In New CJ, President Customary Court   POLITICS DIGEST – The Kogi State Governor in North Central Nigeria, Yayaha Bello has sworn-in Justice Richard Olorunfemi and Isiaka Momoh-Jimoh as the State Chief Judge and President, Customary Court of Appeal respectively. The swearing in ceremony which was witnessed by top government officials and legal […]

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POLITICS DIGEST – The Kogi State Governor in North Central Nigeria, Yayaha Bello has sworn-in Justice Richard Olorunfemi and Isiaka Momoh-Jimoh as the State Chief Judge and President, Customary Court of Appeal respectively.

The swearing in ceremony which was witnessed by top government officials and legal luminaries took place in Lokoja, the state capital.

The Governor, represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja charged them to ensure enhanced speedy dispensation of Justice in the State.

“Strict adherence to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria must guide their official conduct as the State Government is committed to maintaining a harmonious environment for the judiciary to thrive,” he said.

Governor Bello who described the Jurists as experienced in the administration of Justice, advised them to dispense justice with the fear of God.

Kogi State Commissioner of Justice and Attorney General, Sani Muhammad said the State Government followed due process in the appointment of Judicial officers, noting that Judiciary has been given great recognition in the country.

Responding, the Chief Judge, Justice Richard Olorunfemi expressed gratitude to God and Governor Yahaya Bello for the appointment and pledged to perform their duties without fear or favour.

 

 

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IMPR: Publishers of Politics Digest is the Best PR Agency as Movie Stars, Governors, others Bag Thinkers Awards https://politicsdigest.ng/impr-publishers-politics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=impr-publishers-politics https://politicsdigest.ng/impr-publishers-politics/#respond Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:42:38 +0000 https://politicsdigest.ng/?p=16827 IMPR: Publishers of Politics Digest is the Best PR Agency as Movie Stars, Governors, others Bag Thinkers Awards POLITICS DIGEST- The multi-award-winning Image Merchants Promotion Limited, the publisher of Politics Digest, PRNigeria and Economic Confidential has once again emerged as the best Public Relations Agency of the year. At the annual awards of excellence hosted […]

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IMPR: Publishers of Politics Digest is the Best PR Agency as Movie Stars, Governors, others Bag Thinkers Awards

POLITICS DIGEST- The multi-award-winning Image Merchants Promotion Limited, the publisher of Politics Digest, PRNigeria and Economic Confidential has once again emerged as the best Public Relations Agency of the year.

At the annual awards of excellence hosted by Thinkers Magazine, outstanding individuals and corporate organisations including Nollywood actors were also honoured for excelling in their various fields of endeavour and contribution to national development.

The Presidential Spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu who presented the award to the Chief Executive Officer of IMPR, Mallam Yushau Shuaib commended the PR agency for making Nigerian proud at the global scene with its accomplishments in reputation management and crisis communication.

Image Merchants Promotion which was declared the most creative PR agency world in 2020, has series of awards from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), African Public Relations Association (APRA) and International Public Relations Association (IPRA),

Thinkers Honours IMPR, Top Public Office Nollywood and Kannywood actors were also honoured at the event.

Other recipients of awards of excellence included top entertainers in the Nigerian movie industry known as Nollywood and Kannywood. The awardees included Segun Arinze, Hadiza Gabon, Falalu Dorayi and Kate Henshaw.

Top public officers were also honoured. They are Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa; Gov Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe; Ministers of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof Isah Ali Pantami and that of State, Agriculture, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri.

Corporate organisations that received awards at the event were the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Galaxy Backbone and TAJ Bank.

Speaking on the event, the Chairman of Thinkers Communication limited, Alhaji Auwal Mu’azu said the awards ceremony was a product of a rigorous, painstaking and highly competitive process conducted by a committee of experts and specialists in different sectors which spanned over six months before completion. He stated that each award is based on the specific and particular area of excellence by each awardee which serves as justification.

Muazu said: “despite numerous national challenges facing the Nigerian state, it is gratifying to note that some individuals and organisations have remained focused and resolute in their efforts at galvanizing resources to make Nigeria a better place, hence the need for us to celebrate them to serve as motivation and appreciation and also to challenge others to follow suit,” Alhaji Mu’azu stated.

Other dignitaries present at the event included the Former Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Danladi Kifasi, the Spokespersons to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, the elder statesman, Buba Galadima and Executive Chairman Wonderland Television, Mallam Ismail Sani

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