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Full text of Buhari’s national broadcast



President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday morning asked Nigerians to partake in the general decisions.

He said in his national communicate that Nigeria remains as a vote based system and that no common hand can hinder the nation from this shrewd and fitting way.

The location peruses: “While popular government is the most helpful approach to choose a country’s chiefs, it is a long way from the simplest thing to accomplish and keep up.

“It requires a mix of persistence, resistance, empathy, determination, intelligence and expectation. These attributes exist in us the Nigerian individuals. As a result of our identity, majority rule government gets the opportunity to prosper in this land.

“In this manner, I compliment every one of you for your understanding and tranquil direct so far amid this appointive season and particularly amid this interceding week following the deferment of the February 16 decisions.

“Many were stressed and figured the most exceedingly awful may occur. You refuted them by demonstrating that you are an incredible people with a withstanding love for harmony, vote based system and the solidarity of our nation.

“As indicated by the every day INEC open briefings given for the current week, the Discretionary Commission says it is prepared and completely arranged to direct the race in a free, reasonable and straightforward way.

“I trust INEC understands the significant and profound obligation that settles upon it.

“We should throw away uncertainty and have confidence that INEC will meet people’s high expectations. We should accept and urge INEC to satisfy and respect this duty it owes to our nation.

“As your Leader, I thusly ask all Nigerians with casting a ballot cards to partake in characterizing the eventual fate of our country by practicing your vote based rights tomorrow. I ask you to go out and vote.

“I state this since decisions are the foundation of delegate administration. What’s more, casting a ballot comprises the most astounding and best articulation of the sovereign will of the general population to pick the administration that best speaks to them.

“It is just upon the unreservedly communicated will of the general population that legislature really devoted to the welfare, rights and interests of the general population can be established.

“Try not to enable anybody to demoralize you from the activity of your rights as natives and voters tomorrow.

“To cast a ballot implies that you put stock in Nigeria and the incredible things the future holds for this country and its kin.

“Regardless of our political leanings, we as a whole put stock in Nigeria, in the honorable standards for which it stands and in the qualities we take a stab at our cherished country to maintain.

“All who are capable, must cast a ballot with the goal that we may better flawless this popular government and keep on building the more prominent country we look for.

“Try not to fear bits of gossip about viciousness and agitation. Our security offices have worked industriously to guarantee that satisfactory safety efforts are set up.

“You will almost certainly vote in a climate of receptiveness and harmony, without dread from danger or terrorizing.

“Global and local screens and onlookers are guaranteed of their wellbeing and opportunity of development expected to play out their imperative capacities.

“As we thank household screens and onlookers for their commitments to our popular government, we likewise thank the global gatherings for the fellowship and concern they have exhibited to our country.

“We value their endeavors in urging us to additionally settle in and fortify our popular government.

“Tomorrow is an experience with history in which you, the general population, will insist your aggregate confidence in our national significance and in our future.

“I ask that you grasp and clutch the significance existing apart from everything else destined to arrive.

“Respect your municipal obligation as voters by heading off to the surveys tomorrow to vote in favor of your preferred legislature, for the administration that will lead Nigeria toward its best predetermination.

“As subjects there is no more noteworthy obligation than this and no more prominent respect. Tomorrow, I realize you will by and by make Nigeria glad for its kin.

“May God favor our majority rule government and everlastingly favor the Administrative Republic of Nigeria.”

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2023 Presidency: Zoning can’t stop Tinubu – Ex-Minster



A former Minister of Works and National Chairman of South West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has restated that the truth that the quarter has produced the president withinside the beyond won’t forestall it from clinching the presidential price price tag if the All Progressives Congress zoned the price price tag to the South.

The former Minister opined that former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, remains the best and the right man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after bowling out in 2023 based on experience and political networks.

Adeyeye spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday during the official launching of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) 2023, a political platform rooting for the presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor.

Adeyeye added that the APC leaders must respect the zoning of lresidency to the South in 2023, as a mark of respect for the silent agreement within the party at inception in 2013.

Adeyeye said: “And if the ticket comes to the South, the fact that the Southwest had produced the President before won’t prevent the Yoruba race from getting the APC ticket.

2023: APC governors kick against zoning.

“You could all remember that the late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was from Katsina State and when the ticket went back to the North in 2007, they picked President Muhammadu Buhari from Katsina. They didn’t say his state had produced President before.

“What we need in Nigeria is someone like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who knows everybody. Someone who has planted and nurtured people across all the zones. Someone, who believes in making stars to unite Nigeria,” Adeyeye said.

Also , the former Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Tony Adeniyi, alleged that members of SWAGA in Ekiti were being harassed and intimidated by APC members loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi , saying these barrage of embarrassment must stop in the interest of APC.

“Before SWAGA was formed, we had ‘Tokan Tokan’ and original ‘JKF’, which are outfits loyal to Governor Fayemi.

“Is it an offence to associate with one of the foremost Nigerians like Tinubu? We are being treated here in Ekiti like orphans in the Sahara desert . We are being intimated and harassed by people who had contributed nothing to APC.”

Also, in his short lecture at the event, a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos , Prof. Yemi Oke, said he came to fraternise with the group as a Yoruba man , who believes in the Southwest agenda for the 2023.

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In his speech entitled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad, What Option for the Southwest Geopolitical Zone’, Prof. Oke, described Tinubu as the most qualified to lead Nigeria after President Buhari, so that all the faultlines and cleavages can be amended for national unity.

Commending Tinubu for working hard to sustain the country’s democracy, the Chairman, Inter-party Advisory Council in Ekiti, Hon. Ife Iyaniwura, said Tinubu has become a strong political stakeholder that people respect in the country.

“Asiwaju has been a phenomenon. He has shown it.”

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Open Grazing: I’m a herdsman but I ranch my cattle – Benue Varsity lecturer



A member of the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU Benue State chapter, Dr Ogi John has declared support for ranching of cattle in the country.

Recall that following the incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country, many prominent Nigerians called for a ban on open grazing.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in May 2017, signed the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law as a measure to tackle the farmers and herders crisis in the state.

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Similarly, governors in the Southern part of the country unanimously opted for ranching in a bid to end the insecurity in the region.

John Ogi, a senior lecturer in the university made his stance known in a post on his official Facebook page after visiting one of his farm in Anuja.

He said ranching remains the global standard of rearing cattle.

The post reads, “I am 100% in support of ranching, that’s the global best practice. I own cows and I ranch them, cattle business is a private business and cow owners must learn to protect their animals from destroying other peoples farm.

“Sunday visit to one of our farms in Abuja, part-time civil servant, full-time agro businessman”.

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Students of Rivers State College of Health block major roads, protest poor amenities



Students of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology on Tuesday, blocked the mile four axis of the Ikwerre street in Port Harcourt in protest towards bad simple services withinside the institution.

The protest prompted a heavy gridlock across the area, forcing motorists to apply opportunity routes. The college students who defied an early morning downpour to level the protest are disturbing for the availability of water and energy of their hostels through the institution’s control. Some of the leaders of the protest, who spoke with us additionally decried “non accreditation of a few guides presented withinside the institution,”leaving them jobless after graduation.

A protester said,, “have a take a observe the building, it’s far simply pleasant out of doors however whilst you cross in, its rubbish. The region is water logged, there has now no longer been mild for over weeks now not to mention water”. “So college students are sincerely stranded. Just to wash and feature their garments ironed has been a massive problem. “So we’re calling at the Rivers State authorities to return back and assist us.

The control of the college has failed us. “We are paying a massive quantity of costs right here however you can not see the impact withinside the control of the college”.

The college students threatened to hold the protest till their needs are met. Efforts to attain the institution’s provost proved abortive as his cellular strains had been unreachable.


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