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Kano approves ₦377 million Lenventis Foundation counterpart fund

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano State Executive Council has approved the sum of N377, 312, 386.70 million as 2017-2020 outstanding counterpart funds for the Leventis Foundation and Kano State Agricultural Training School, Panda.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the weekly meeting held at the council Chamber, Government House, Kano, said the school, which was established in 1988, has so far trained and graduated over 2,700 youth in crops, livestock and fisheries value chains across the state.

According to him, the programme of the school is in line with the Agricultural Transformation Programme, which equally goes in line with the state’s policy of trust in agriculture.

Malam Garba pointed out that despite the non-receipt of the fund, the programmes and activities of the school are still ongoing including staff salaries and operation standards.

The commissioner also announced that the council has approved the upward review of operative rates in the construction of a two-coat surface dressed road network at NNDC Quarters, Sharada, awarded at the cost of N48, 577, 200.00 million, which was revised to the tune of N105, 629, 494.26 million.

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The council, he said, also received a progress report for the month of May, this year on the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at NNPC mega Station Rotary Intersection, Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in the metropolis.

Malam Garba revealed that the project, which has reached the 70 per cent completion stage, was awarded at the cost of N8, 980, 303, 460.63 billion and the sum of N6, 013, 954, 461.84 billion has so far been paid to the contractor handling the project.

He stated that the council has also approved the implementation of the 2022 budget for the state Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (KSCHCMA), totalling the sum of N6, 891, 011, 898.85 billion.

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The commissioner also said that the council approved the review of the composition of members of the Kano state Council of Emirs made up of 21 members including representatives of the security organisations.

Malam Garba announced that the council has given approval for the renaming of Girls Science and Technical College Gwarmai to Hajiya Mariya Sunusi Dantata, mother of re-known businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, following a request from the Committee on Education and Elders in Bebeji local government, in view of her son’s contribution to the development of education.

Other approvals by the council include ratifications for approvals for the award of contracts for the construction of two roads at Tumfafi town in Dawakin Tofa local government; approval for the construction of two cell RC box culverts as flood control measures at Airport by Katsina Road Roundabout; approval for the procurement of firefighting operational vehicles.

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Malam Garba further revealed other ratifications by the council including the award of a contract for the construction of Kwanar Garin Ali-Garin Ali Road in the Garko local government; a contract for the supply of water treatment chemicals in 2021.

Source: Today Nigeria

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Buhari has done his best, but obviously not enough: IPAC

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Buhari has done his best, but obviously not enough: IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) says President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best, but it was not enough as the nation needs more from him.

The Lagos State chairman of IPAC, Olusegun Mobolaji, remarked while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s 62nd Independence Day broadcast on Saturday.

“Well, he (Buhari) has done his best. This is the best that the President can do, and on a day like this, we say ‘well done, but obviously, the best is not good enough is the reality,” he said.

He, however, said both Nigerian leaders and citizens have roles to play to realise a better and brighter future for the country.

“We pray for a greater and better Nigeria, but this cannot come if everybody does not play his or her role- the leaders and the electorate, the great and the small, the young and old, corporate organisations and all workers.

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“Everybody has to play his or her roles to make Nigeria a better place to live and stay,” Mr Mobolaji said.

Congratulating Nigerians on the anniversary, the IPAC boss urged citizens to use the opportunity of the next transition in the 2023 general elections to choose leaders that would fulfil their dreams and aspirations.

“We should put our heads and eyes down to elect the right person-the right man or woman for the job.

“Leaders that can deliver the kind of country we all desire. Nigeria is a great nation and ought to be a great nation,” he added.

On campaigns ahead of the forthcoming elections, Mr Mobolaji said all politicians should ensure decorum and respect one another.

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“I use this opportunity to call on all candidates and their supporters, as they go about campaigns for the 2023 general elections, they should do it with all modesty and be moderate.

“Please, do not try to intimidate or harass anyone. The cloud is big enough for all birds to fly without touching one another,” he said.

He said Nigerians should continue to learn from gains and pains since independence.

Mr Mobolaji added, “The whole thing is in our hands- the leaders, politicians and the electorate.”

Mr Buhari had assured citizens that their resilience and patience would not end in vain as his administration continued to reposition and strengthen the security agencies to tackle the nation’s security challenges.

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The president also highlighted some of the achievements of his regime while addressing Nigerians in a broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence anniversary.

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Peter Obi rally locks down Lagos, large turnout in Bauchi, Asaba, Calabar

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Peter Obi rally locks down Lagos, large turnout in Bauchi, Asaba, Calabar

Supporters of Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, on Saturday trooped out en masse across Lagos, Bauchi, Asaba and Calabar to rally support for the former Anambra governor.

Traffic congestion was recorded in several parts of the cities where the rally took place.

In Lagos, the Lekki-Epe expressway as well as Surulere, supporters of Mr Obi were seen marching and chanting songs of praise for the presidential hopeful.

Many supporters of Mr Obi ditched the Nigerian green and white flag for the Labour Party’s multi-coloured flag, waving as they marched in excitement. Others adorned paraphernalia of the party.

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Another mammoth crowd marched from Inter-bus roundabout along Nnbisi road in Asaba, Delta state, for the Obidatti rally, leaving a scanty audience to receive Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s independence day address.

A similar situation was recorded in Warri where Mr Obi’s supporters converged in droves at Effurun roundabout and thereon marched to Airport road and later Warri city stadium where Labour Party leaders encouraged them to vote wisely in the 2023 general elections.

In Calabar, dancers adorned traditional attires and lined major roads chanting “Obi! Obi!” to match the beats of traditional musical instruments. Other supporters adorned the Labour Party’s paraphernalia in a show of support for Mr Obi.

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In a Facebook video posted by The Nation, another excited crowd marched in support of Mr Obi in Bauchi. Some of them could be seen chanting “Carry me dey go, Obi, carry me dey go, dey go, dey go,” while waving the Nigerian and Labour Party flags.

The massive turnout has put to question claims that Mr Obi, labelled by opponents as a social media candidate because of the support he enjoys from Nigerian social space, would not enjoy the same support on the ballot.

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Gov. Lalong advises leaders to put Nigerians’ interest at heart

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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong has urged fellow Nigerian leaders to be selfless and committed to nation-building.

“Those in power should always put the interest of the citizens first and shun any action that will dwindle hope, faith and patriotism among the followers,” Mr Lalong said in a statement by his spokesperson, Makut Macham, on Saturday in Jos.

He described Nigeria as a great nation with abundant human and material resources comparable to a few countries worldwide.

The governor pointed out that good leadership would ensure the nation’s resources are harvested and utilised efficiently for the good of all rather than for the benefit of a few.

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He expressed hope that Nigeria would achieve greatness despite its current challenges.

He urged citizens to put aside their personal interests and be united to work for the country’s progress while paying tribute to those who struggled for independence.

“It is, therefore ,important that we do not allow the challenges of the moment to stop us from highlighting and thanking God for the tremendous successes we have achieved over the years.

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“In this regard, we pay special tribute to those who fought for our independence, those who nurtured it and to all who are doing their best to sustain it.

“We should continue to do our best to ensure that the sacrifices of these men, women, youths, children and people of various backgrounds do not go in vain,” he said.

While congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians for commemorating the 62nd anniversary, Mr Lalong prayed for a smooth transition in 2023, which, he said, would consolidate the nation’s achievements.

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