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  •  Gov Umar Ganduje of Kano State says Idris Abiola Ajimobi only son of the late Gov Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State will sustain his father s legacies Ganduje made the assertions on Sunday in Ibadan after the installation of Idris as the Aare Akogun Musulumi of Oyo State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event hellip
    Idris Abiola-Ajimobi ‘ll sustain late father’s legacies- Ganduje 
     Gov Umar Ganduje of Kano State says Idris Abiola Ajimobi only son of the late Gov Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State will sustain his father s legacies Ganduje made the assertions on Sunday in Ibadan after the installation of Idris as the Aare Akogun Musulumi of Oyo State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event hellip
    Idris Abiola-Ajimobi ‘ll sustain late father’s legacies- Ganduje 
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    Idris Abiola-Ajimobi ‘ll sustain late father’s legacies- Ganduje 

    Gov. Umar Ganduje of Kano State says Idris Abiola-Ajimobi, only son of the late Gov. Abiola Ajimobi in Oyo State, will sustain his father’s legacies.

    Ganduje made the assertions on Sunday in Ibadan after the installation of Idris, as the Aare Akogun Musulumi of Oyo State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was attended by Alhaji Rauf Olaniyan, the State Deputy Governor and Mrs Florence Ajimobi, Wife of the late former governor.

    NAN reports that Idris had last week declared his interest to contest for the State House of Assembly seat, to represent Ibadan South-West Constituency II.

     

      The newly installed Aare Akogun Musulumi of Oyo State, Idris Abiola-Ajimobi, flanked by Alhaji Rauf Olaniyi, Oyo State Deputy Governor (Right) and Sheikh Muyideen Bello (Left) during his installation of Sunday in Ibadan.[NAN-PHOTO]

    Ganduje advised him to sustain his humility and selfless services as he ventured into politics, saying that such would propel him into being a successful politician like his late father.

    “This installation is a symbol of appreciating his integrity, maturity, service to Islam and service to humanity.

    “So, I expect him to maintain this status so that his younger ones will emulate him and they will restore the dignity of their late father,” he said.

    The governor advised him to be consistent, fulfill promises, work very hard and appreciate the ethics of politics for him to excel.

    “My advice for him is to be consistent. He should ensure he fulfil promises and work very hard.

    “He should appreciate the ethics of politics so as to be a successful politician like his father. I am confident that he will sustain the legacies of his father,” Ganduje said.

    Earlier, Sheikh AbdulGaniyy Abubakri, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, urged youths to emulate the good virtues of Idris Ajimobi, saying he had distinguished himself in Islam over the years.

    Also, Sheikh Muyideen Bello, a renowned Islamic Preacher, described the late former governor as a great leader, whose achievements remained unparalleled.

    “I am not a politician, but an Islamic preacher. I will continue to say it that late Ajimobi’s achievements in governance remains unparalleled in the history of this state,” Bello said.

    He advised Idris Ajimobi to sustain the legacies of his late father and should also protect the good name of their family.

    The late Ajimobi’s son, said that the new title would spur him to do more for Islam and humanity.

    Ajimobi said that his venturing into politics was borne out of his desire to contribute to the society, promising to sustain his father’s legacies.

    NAN reports that the installation was performed by Abubakri and was supported by other Chief Imams across the state.

    Among others present at the event were Sen. Teslim Folarin (APC-Oyo Central); Chief Akin Oke; Sheikh Taofeek Akewugbagold; Mr Afeez Repete; Alhaji Olalekan Alli, a former Secretary to the State Government and his predecessor, Alhaji Akin Olajide.

    (NAN)

  •  At least 44 migrants drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Western Sahara the migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras said Twelve others survived the tragedy which occurred when the ship sank off the coast of Cap Boujdour the agency s Helena Maleno tweeted The survivors were arrested Maleno wrote The bodies of hellip
    More than 40 migrants drown off Western Sahara
     At least 44 migrants drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Western Sahara the migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras said Twelve others survived the tragedy which occurred when the ship sank off the coast of Cap Boujdour the agency s Helena Maleno tweeted The survivors were arrested Maleno wrote The bodies of hellip
    More than 40 migrants drown off Western Sahara
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    More than 40 migrants drown off Western Sahara

    At least 44 migrants drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized off the coast of Western Sahara, the migrant aid agency Caminando Fronteras said.

    Twelve others survived the tragedy, which occurred when the ship sank off the coast of Cap Boujdour, the agency's Helena Maleno tweeted.

    The survivors were arrested, Maleno wrote.

    The bodies of seven victims were washed ashore, but the others could not be recovered, it added.

    There was no immediate confirmation from authorities in Morocco, which regards the disputed Western Sahara as an integral part of the North African kingdom.

    It was unclear where the ship was headed, but migrants leaving from that area usually try to reach Spain's Canary Islands.

    Morocco is a key transit point on the routes taken by immigrants hoping for a better life in Europe.

    On Friday, Morocco and Spain said in a joint statement that they were committed to strengthening cooperation on irregular migration.

    More than 14,700 attempted irregular departures were prevented and 52 human trafficking networks were dismantled in Morocco during the first three months of this year, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.

    Moroccan authorities stopped more than 63,120 crossings last year and shut down 256 smuggling networks.

    According to the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, more than 40,000 immigrants arrived in the country by sea in 2021.

    That same year, according to Caminando Fronteras, 4,404 migrants died or disappeared while trying to reach Spain.

  •  A Catholic Priest Rev Fr Joseph Obada has advised Christians to put more effort for personal devotions meditation and reflection with God Obada the Associate Priest of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church Nyanya Abuja who gave the advice at a Holy mass on Sunday said with prayers people would be better placed to hear hellip
    Cleric advises Christians on relationship with God
     A Catholic Priest Rev Fr Joseph Obada has advised Christians to put more effort for personal devotions meditation and reflection with God Obada the Associate Priest of St Peter and Paul Catholic Church Nyanya Abuja who gave the advice at a Holy mass on Sunday said with prayers people would be better placed to hear hellip
    Cleric advises Christians on relationship with God
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    Cleric advises Christians on relationship with God

    A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Obada, has advised Christians to put more effort for personal devotions, meditation and reflection with God.

    Obada, the Associate Priest of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Abuja, who gave the advice at a Holy mass on Sunday, said with prayers, people would be better placed to hear God’s message.

    “We need to put more effort in our prayers to qualify as a sheep in the Lord’s vineyard and enter into God’s kingdom,” he said.

    According to him, most Christians with a lukewarm attitude when it comes to prayer to God, need to make more efforts in their relationship with God.

    “When one reads the Bible, it is a key to enter into the kingdom of God; people need to cultivate the habit of reading the book of God constantly,” he said.

    Obada said the best investment for the kingdom of God was to read the holy bible, listen to God, pray to be able to understand God’s message.

    He said: “God speaks to the mind and so Christians should pay more attention to their hearts while praying in a quiet place.

    Obada, who took his sermon from the book of John 10: 27-28, said: “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.

    “And I give unto them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

    He called on Christians to always mediate on the word of God to be able to worship Him properly.

    “God promises that we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to Him. To listen to God, we must first be open and willing to receive His word,” he said.

    According to him, God promises that “we can gain wisdom and understanding when we listen to Him”.

    Obada said to listen to God, Christians must first be open and willing to receive His word. (

    (NAN)

  •  Airline Operators of Nigeria AON has called off its planned withdrawal of services over astronomical rise in aviation fuel This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the operators and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday The airlines said they would start fresh round of dialogue with government with the hope of hellip
    Airlines Operators suspend planned services withdrawal
     Airline Operators of Nigeria AON has called off its planned withdrawal of services over astronomical rise in aviation fuel This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the operators and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday The airlines said they would start fresh round of dialogue with government with the hope of hellip
    Airlines Operators suspend planned services withdrawal
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    Airlines Operators suspend planned services withdrawal

    Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has called off its planned withdrawal of services over astronomical rise in aviation fuel.

    This is contained in a statement jointly signed by the operators and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday.

    The airlines said they would start fresh round of dialogue with government with the hope of reaching an amicable and lasting solution.

    The statement read, “Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) wishes to inform the general public that further to numerous calls from the highest echelons in government with promises to urgently intervene in the crises being faced by airlines due to the astronomic and continuously rising cost of JET A1.

    “That the AON has acceded to requests to withdraw the action for the time being while we allow for a fresh round of dialogue with government in the hope of reaching an amicable solution.

    “We have also reached this decision with the highest consideration for our esteemed customers who have been faced with uncertainty over the last few days and to enable them to have access to travel to their various destinations for the time being during the period of discussions with relevant authorities.

    “In view of the above and in the interest of national economy and security considerations, AON hereby wishes to notify the general public that the earlier announced shutdown of operations on May 9, 2022 is hereby suspended in good fate pending the outcome of hopefully fruitful engagement with government.”

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the statement was signed by six members of the AON.

    This includes Alhaji Shehu Wada, Executive Director, Max Air; Dr Obiora Okonkwo, Chairman, United Nigeria Airlines; Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, CEO, Arik Air; Capt. Abdullahi Mahmood, CEO, Aero Contractors; Alhaji Faisal Abdulmunaf, MD, Azman Air and Mr Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace.

    (NAN)

  •  Mr Anthony Obiorah Head of media Unit National Orientation Agency NOA Anambra State Directorate said that youths are the real agent of change Obiorah said in an interview with The News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday that youths desired to be re orientated to measure up to present day leadership challenges He said that hellip
    Youths are change catalysts that require reorientation
     Mr Anthony Obiorah Head of media Unit National Orientation Agency NOA Anambra State Directorate said that youths are the real agent of change Obiorah said in an interview with The News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday that youths desired to be re orientated to measure up to present day leadership challenges He said that hellip
    Youths are change catalysts that require reorientation
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    Youths are change catalysts that require reorientation

    Mr Anthony Obiorah, Head of media Unit, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Anambra State Directorate, said that youths are the real agent of change.

    Obiorah said in an interview with The News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Sunday that youths desired to be re-orientated to measure up to present day leadership challenges.

    He said that contemporary leaders have recognised youths of today as future leaders in various capacities in the country and as such there is the need for them to be well tailored to handle leadership positions.

    Obiorah said that it is most expedient that these youths are groomed with the goal to create a more efficient environments for youthful leadership with transformational and development skills.

    He said that youths as leaders and change agents of various groups, organisations and institutions in the state require a high sense of strategic thinking as an essential tool to help them achieve success in leadership ventures.

    “Our youths are meant to contribute optimally towards the growth and development of the nation and Anambra state in particular for a better place to live in by all.

    “Youths are a global gauge considered to be the next generation with characteristics such as enthusiasm and vitality that can contribute immensely to discover new ideas for greater development.

    “A well-groomed youth would perform like his mates in the Western world where a better socio-economic and political environment are championed by young heads for all to flourish and live happily in,” he said.

    Obiorah said to get seasoned youthful leadership desired to take the upcoming generation to the climax of development and economic and science growth, the present youths need to be well coached on leadership matters.

    He said that new ideology based on computer age requires youths training and re-orientation to create a mind set of service to humanity and not what they can get out of the society for personal enrichment.

    “We need to have youth leadership site that is legacy focused, devoid of the present philosophy where people seek leadership for personal gains while the generality of the people are made not to enjoy the basic facilities after tax payment,” he said.

    He said that a youth leader is equally considered as an agent of social change as well as a key driver that could produce positive change in the state, villages, and business environment.

    “A youth trained for leadership skill would exhibit through strategic thinking, empathy, discipline, humility, and compassion in course of his leadership to achieve a legacy in leadership,” he said.

    Obiorah appealed to the Anambra Ministry of Youth Development to engage youths in their development  affairs to serve as a ground to groom the youths and exchange ideas between the old and young for optimal growth of the state.

    He commended the ministry for its recently-concluded Seminar on “Setting The Right Values for A Livable And Prosperous Anambra State”, and described the move as apt.

    Obiorah said that the commissioner for Youths, Mr Patrick Ahamba, has demonstrated that youths are wanted as co-developer through the seminar he lately organised for youth leaders in the state.

    He said that community leaders are expected to present youth leaders in their various communities to the ministry for quality partnership with the government to grow economic social and political situations in the state which required strategic thinking.

    He said that right-thinking Youth leaders would want to interact with personality across its areas of  leadership and exchange ideas in form of peer review mechanism to better self in its approach of leadership.

    “Youthful leadership should be goal oriented and well equipped to transform the existing ugly trends in their State such as tax invasion, consumption of illicit drugs and criminalities.

    “The leadership should be seen as progressive and in line with great visions and expectations of present governance which anchored in building livable and prosperous Anambra.

    “It is very apparent that for Youth Leaders to become the best version of themselves, they must work to imbibe and internalise the core values of Patriotism, Discipline, Integrity, Dignity of labour, Social Justice, Religious Tolerance, and Self-Reliance, among others,” he said .

    He urged young leaders to imbibe the right values of life as change agents and as well develop the positive mindset needed to actualise the progressive Visions of current realities.

    He said that a youth leader, well trained on leadership success, should think for what he can do for the State and create ideas on how the rural centres would have modern facilities to bridge the quest of traveling to urban centres by youths in the rural areas.

    “Creatives minds would assist the government to be seen in all aspects of the state economy and development to reduce crime in the cities as when people flood the cities without vision crime sets in, but develop the rural areas the rush for urban cities will be reduced,” he said.

    Obiorah charged young leaders to key towards actualisation of the five development pillars of the present government in the State, which are Law, Order, Peace and Security, Economic Transformation as Nigeria’s next bloc of industrial – Technology and Leisure

    He said that Competitive Progressives and Social Agenda (Education, Health, Youth, Women and Vulnerable Groups) Governance, the rule of law and a rebirth of our value system need be upheld.

    Obiorah said that aggressive efforts towards environmental threats to ensure clean, green, planned and sustainable cities, communities and Markets across the State, among others. (

    (NAN)