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NYSC deploys 1, 000 corps members for anti corruption rally in Kwara

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara, says it has deployed 1, 000 corps members for the Nigerian youth walk campaign against corruption.


The state NYSC Coordinator, Mrs Esther Ikupolati, told the Nigeria News Agency on Thursday in Ilorin that corps members were ready for the rally holding on Friday throughout the country.

Ikupolati said that the Corps musical band would play during the rally jointly organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and NYSC.

She explained that the rally is billed to start from the EFFC office  in GRA area of Ilorin through Ahmadu Bello Way to Challenge and down to Central Bank.

The coordinator said corps members as youths could be engaged in the anti corruption fight because they were critical stakeholders in the battle

“Corps members are major stakeholders and form the crux of youths in the country, they are everywhere in Kwara and will be able to carry the anti corruption message to the nooks and crannies of the state,” she said.

According to her, the fight against corruption is not for the EFCC and NYSC alone, but a collective responsibility that every Nigerian must be involved.

Edited By: Rabiu Sani Ali

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Re-election: PDP South Africa chapter congratulates Obaseki

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The executive committee and entire members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa Chapter, have joined other Nigerians in congratulating the re-elected Governor of Edo, Mr Godwin Obaseki and the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu.


“The PDP South Africa sends you our hearty congratulations on your resounding success in the just-concluded gubernatorial elections in your state,’’ it said on Monday in Lagos in a congratulatory message jointly signed by the Chairman Mr Ekos Akpokabayen and Secretary, Dr Emeka Ugwu.

“Your dogged fight, amid several odds, before and during the election is well appreciated and equally worth emulating.

“You have demonstrated in unequivocal terms the unflinching spirit of many good leaders,’’ the party said in the message emailed to the News Agency of Nigeria .

It said that the party’s chapter had no doubt that you would continue to deliver the much needed dividends of democracy to the people of Edo, adding the he should be rest assured of their continued support to his leadership.

It added that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deepened Nigeria’s democracy by providing a level playing ground for the contestants.

NAN reports that INEC had declared Gov. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the Sept. 19, gubernatorial election in Edo.

Obaseki polled 307,955 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored 223,619.

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Edited By: Peter Ejiofor)
Source: NAN

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Emir of Zazzau, a man of intelligence, astuteness-Minister

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The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Tayo Alasoadura, has described the late Emir  of Zazzau in Kaduna State, Alhaji Shehu Idris, as an intelligent and astute man who ruled with fears of God.


This is contained in a statement by his media aide, Mr Dayo Joseph, on Monday in Akure.

Alasoadura, who said he received the  news of the death of the revered monarch with shock, noted that the late emir’s immense contributions to peace and development of Kaduna State and Nigeria in general would be greatly missed.

“It is with shock that I received the news of the demise of the revered traditional monarch and a statesman who stood for peace, progress and unity of the country.

“Emir of Zazzau ruled the good people of Zazzau with immense intelligence, astuteness and dedication.

“He will be sorely missed by everyone,” Alasoadura said.

The minister prayed that Almighty God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest and comfort the family he left behind.

Idris died on Sunday at the age of 84,  after ruling the Zazzau Emirate for 45 years.

 

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Group lauds Buhari on Edo Governorship poll

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The Southern Nigeria Peoples Mandate (SNPM), a political pressure group, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring hitch-free, fair and credible governorship election in Edo.


Mr Augustine Chukwudum, President of the group, made  the commendation while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Monday.

“We commend our amiable President for allowing the election to be free, fair and credible. This shows that the President is a democrat that every Nigerian must be proud of.

“This was not the case when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was at the helm of affairs of the Federal Government between 2003 to 2009.

“We are asking PDP at national level to thank the President for providing level playing ground for all candidates at the election, ” Chukwudum said.

He, however, congratulated Gov. Godwin Obaseki on his re-election for a second term in office, adding that it was a victory well deserved after a keenly contested election.

“It is widely evident that the governor performed very well for the people of Edo in the past three years.

SNPM call on Obaseki to see his victory as divine mandate to improve on infrastructure in all communities in the state.

“Once more, we congratulate him and pray that the will of God would continue to shine in Edo,’’ he added.

 

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MURIC mourns Emir of Zazzau

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Monday expressed grief over the death of the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, who passed on at the age of 84, in Kaduna.


MURIC director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola in a statement,  also commiserated with the head of the Nigerian Muslim community, the Sultan of Sokoto and the  Governor of Kaduna State over the death.

“The news of the passing away of the Emir of Zazzau is saddening.

“We commiserate with our leader, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar.

“Our sympathy also goes to the Zazzau Emirate Council, particularly the Yariman Zazzau, Alhaji Munir Ja‘afar and the good people of Zaria.

“Shehu Idris was the 18th Emir of Zazzau and the Chairman of Zazzau Emirate Council as well as the Kaduna State Emirate Council.

He added that the late Emir Shehu Idris was a diligent, pious and patriotic Nigerian.

He noted that his patience could melt Mount Everest.

“He once ordered his convoy to turn back and find another route instead of telling the police to attack a Shiite procession that refused to allow his convoy to drive past.

“May Almighty Allah overlook his shortcomings and grant him a lofty place in Al-Jannah Firdaus. May Allah give the family the fortitude to bear the loss,” he prayed.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the remains of the late Emir was laid to rest in the ’emir’s palace’ of the ancient city of Zaria, Kaduna State.

The funeral prayers were led by the Chief Imam of the Zazzau Emirate Council, Alhaji Dalhatu Kasimu, in the palace at 5. 35p.m. in accordance with Islamic rites.

In attendance were Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State, Secretary to the State Government Balarabe Lawal-Abbas, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani, and other top government dignitaries.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, led the federal government delegation that included the Minister of Aviation,  Sen. Hadi Sirika, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity,  Malam Garba Shehu, head of military and paramilitary, among others.

NAN reports that the monarch spent 45 years on the throne having ascended to the throne in 1975 at the age of 36, following the demise of Alhaji Muhammadu Aminu, the 17th Emir of Zazzau.

He attended Katsina Training College and taught at Hunkuyi.

He served as private secretary to the Sarkin Zazzau, Muhammadu Aminu.

He became the secretary of the Zaria Native Authority Council in 1965, took the title of Dan Madamin Zaria and became the district head of Zaria and Kewaye in 1973.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
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