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Huge Successes, Astounding Misfortunes



The eagerly awaited 2019 presidential and national get together race have gone back and forth. Afterward, it hurled victors and failures. In a victor take-it-all sort of challenge, for example, this, failures were a sure, at the same time, not the heavyweight names that made the rundown.

An exceedingly flighty decision, the outcomes showed the changing casting a ballot patterns and lawmakers compelling force on the majority. With amazing results for the taking an interest challengers, territories where triumph used to be guaranteed moved toward becoming losing grounds.

The decision was for the most part between the decision All Progressives Congress (APC) and the primary resistance People groups Just Gathering (PDP), at the same time, in no specific request, here are the stunning successes and misfortunes that portrayed the February 23 national races.

End of the Saraki Line

It was an astonishment – and for a few, stun – to discover that the occupant senate president and beneficiary to the Saraki political administration in Kwara state, Dr. Bukola Saraki, won’t restore the National Get together. Be that as it may, for the decision All Progressives Congress (APC), it was welcome news.

Or maybe, for voters in Kwara Focal, it wasn’t about the two presidential applicants yet the senatorial hopefuls of the People groups Majority rule Gathering’s (PDP) Bukola Saraki, and APC’s Yahaya Oloriegbe.

Since the rule of the Senate President’s dad, Dr. Olusola, the Sarakis had been the kingmakers in the state, pushing their favored contender to involve the governorship and other elective positions. The devastating thrashing implies Kwarans are worn out on the Sarakis.

While he was as yet an individual from the APC, Saraki, who wasn’t the decision of the APC (for Senate President), had collaborated with individuals from the resistance in the Senate and some APC Congresspersons who chose him their leader to the mortification of the national administration of the APC and the administration.

This political plotting would go far to characterize the connection between the official and administrative arm of government and furthermore shape numerous authoritative exercises of the eighth national get together.

Supporters and individuals from the APC have for quite a while contended that Dr. Saraki of the primary resistance People groups Vote based Gathering (PDP) wasn’t right to possess a seat they thought about the APC’s. With Saraki losing Saturday’s race, no gathering would be increasingly more joyful.

Dogara: Adored by his Kin

The destiny of Speaker of the Place of Delegates, Yakubu Dogara, would have finished like that of Saraki, were it not that his kin cherish him and needed him to continue speaking to them.

Dogara used to be an individual from the APC until he joined Saraki in plotting for the House Speaker position against the guidance of his at that point party. He would later join other national get together individuals to abandon to the PDP. That he got re-chose while Saraki, viewed as increasingly key, lost his re-appointment, implies that a delegate needs the help of his kin considerably more than procedure.

Akpabio’s ‘Phenomenal’ Annihilation (?)

With Representative Godswill Akpabio cross covering to the APC in August of 2018, there were indications that he would be persuasive in verifying the state for the gathering, at the same time, at the season of composing this report, Akpabio was at that point losing to the PDP competitor, Christian Ekpenyong.

What may turn into Akpabio’s extraordinary thrashing is informative on the issues of political miscount and misfortune. While the APC miscounted in speculation his absconding would influence the fortune of the PDP in the senate and Akwa Ibom, Akpabio himself it was claimed, was trusting that when he wins his re-appointment, he would be made senate president.

Akpabio’s destiny was remaining in a precarious situation yet all the APC competitors in the state endured annihilation. Representative Nelson Effiong of the APC lost to Akon Eyakenyi of the PDP; Congressperson Bassey Akpan, PDP, was re-chosen for the ninth national get together, crushing Bassey Etim, APC.

Like Amosun like Okorocha

Notwithstanding their war with the national administrator of their gathering, the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, the two Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha of Ogun and Imo states separately, won their senatorial decisions, conveying as guaranteed for the decision party.

While Amosun won the Ogun Focal Senatorial seat with 88,110 votes as against the PDP’s 33,276 votes, Okorocha won his offer for the Imo West Senatorial Region situate with 97,762 votes to crush the PDP’s applicant, Jones Onyereri, who scored 63,117 votes.

Ubah Beats the Uba Siblings

Another unexpected triumph from the decisions was when executive of Capital Oil and Gas Constrained, Ifeanyi Ubah, developed victor of the Anambra South Senatorial region race under the stage of the Youthful Dynamic Gathering (YPP). He surveyed 87,081 votes, to beat his nearest rival, Chris Uba of the PDP with 52,462 votes, and his more youthful sibling, occupant Congressperson Andy Uba with 13,245 votes.

Sometime in the past the Uba siblings were an easily recognized name in Anambra governmental issues, yet even at the administrative dimension. Like the fall of the Saraki tradition, one can infer that the Uba’s excessively have been consigned to the ‘dustbin’ of Nigeria’s political history.

Accord Gathering Astonishing Win

In an intriguing turn, the Agreement Gathering contender for the Katsina North Senatorial Locale, Lawal Nalado, vanquished the APC occupant representative, Kaita Baba-Ahmad at his surveying unit. Nalado gave a 263 votes lead against APC’s 248 votes. The PDP hopeful Usman Mani was the least well known, scoring a frustrating two votes. Be that as it may, it a phyrrhic for Nalado, for when cast a ballot from different territories were counted Kaita was returned as congressperson.

Another Triumph Move for Dino

Love or abhor him; consider him an engine park tout or an on-screen character, one thing is sure, Congressperson Dino Melaye will in any case speak to Kogi West Senatorial Region at the ninth national get together. The dubious representative secured triumph when he beat his most grounded rival, Shrewd Adeyemi of the APC by 85,395 votes against Adeyemi’s 66,901 votes. Melaye one of Saraki’s partner in the eighth senate is a feline with nine lives, having endure a review and a few stormy occurrences.

Lost at Possess Surveying Units

The 2019 National Gathering decisions additionally hurled a few contenders who were frail at their surveying units. Presidential applicant of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, lost in his surveying unit to President Muhammadu Buhari with 167 votes to 186 votes. Also, in Abeokuta, previous president Olusegun Obasanjo, a solid pundit of Buhari and a minute ago supporter of Mr Abubakar couldn’t help secure his surveying unit for the PDP hopeful. At his (Obasanjo) surveying unit, the PDP got 18 cast a ballot against the APC’s Buhari 87 cast a ballot. Another praised government official who lost his surveying unit is President Buhari’s previous partner turned faultfinder, Alhaji Buba Galadima.

VP Yemi Osinbajo was crushed at his surveying unit in Lagos, losing to the PDP in every one of the situations on the vote. The PDP scored 425 in the presidential decision, while the APC scored 229. Again the PDP scored 414 and 268 votes in the Senate and Place of Delegates individually, against the APC’s 261 and 190 votes.

Kingsley Moghalu, previous agent legislative leader of the National Bank of Nigeria and presidential applicant of the Youthful Progressives Gathering (YPP), lost his surveying units in Uruagu Ward 2 to PDP. Moghalu surveyed a consolidated votes of 226 against PDP’s 538 votes. While Donald Duke, the adorable previous legislative leader of Cross Waterway state was vanquished woefully in his surveying unit scoring only six votes. Duke had as of late moved to the Social Just Gathering (SDP).The PDP secured the most noteworthy number of votes, 291, and the APC, 98 cast a ballot. Prompting the race, Duke’s appointment had been pester somewhere around a few debates, including suit.

On the rundown of presidential applicants who couldn’t remain to be tallied, even in their region are Individuals’ Trust’s Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim who lost at his Usuma Ward, Bwari-FCT Surveying Unit. Tope Fasua of the Rich Nigeria Restoration Gathering (ANRP) who additionally cast a ballot in Abuja flopped woefully in his surveying unit. The equivalent unacceptable outcomes were recorded for Mr. Fela Durotoye, presidential hopeful of the Coalition for New Nigeria (ANN) and Dr. Asukwo Mendie Archibong, presidential applicant of Nigeria for Popular government (NFD).

Another lowering annihilation at possess surveying unit was that of occupant Congressperson speaking to Kaduna Focal, Shehu Sani, who could just bring 51 cast a ballot, a long ways to the APC’s competitor, Uba Sani’s 236 votes. Shehu challenged on the General population’s Reclamation Gathering (PRP) stage.

Some Informational Successes

Mr Abubakar crushed President Buhari at the Aso Shake Presidential Manor, with 1,030 as against Buhari’s 1,013 votes. Omoyele Sowore of the African Activity Congress (AAC) had a rebellious success at his surveying unit, in spite of the chances stacked against him. Sowore crushed the PDP and APC by 208 votes in Ese Odo LGA in Ondo state.

Music star, Bankole Wellington, also called Banky W, who offer for an opportunity to speak to the general population of Eti-Osa in Lagos State on the stage of the Cutting edge Vote based Gathering (MDP) made a decent appearing in his surveying unit. Banky W has, in any event, indicated he could interface with his prompt neighbors and persuade them to vote in favor of him.

Previous legislative head of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu’s senatorial offer saw a green light on Saturday as he beat Congressperson Mao Ohabunwa of the PDP to secure the seat for Abia North Senatorial Region. Kalu who kept running under APC surveyed 31,203 votes to Ohabunwa’s 20,801 votes.

Stella Oduah Holds Seat

The previous Pastor of Flying, Congressperson Stella Oduah won her re-appointment offer for the Anambra North Senatorial Area. The PDP hopeful surveyed 113,989 votes to overcome Emmanuel Chinedu of the All Progressives Fabulous Collusion (APGA) who trailed behind with 59,937 votes. APC could just bring 11,995 votes.

A Sitting Representative’s Thrashing

On the off chance that you’ve not seen a sitting senator lose his offer to go to the senate, which is getting to be referred to by the majority as the retirement home of governors, at that point you have Representative Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state for instance. He lost his offer to speak to the general population of Gombe North to the APC competitor, Sa’idu Antacid, scoring 88,016 to Soluble base’s 152,546 votes.


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ASUU Strike: Awaiting meeting result of FG with the union is out




The meeting of the Federal Government with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), was meant at evaluating the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) which was entered into by both parties and became successful.

Chris Ngige was interviewed and he said that the meeting analysed seven main issues with both parties expressing satisfaction with the completion stages, adding that “work is in progress”.

According to him, some of the items in the MOA were nearly done 100 percent within the time of the meeting.

The minister said that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was instructed to carry out action on the integrity test on the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS).

He said, ”If successful, it will eliminate the challenges posed by the peculiarities of the university system to the current payment platform.”

Ngige said the government had also paid the N30 billion as the University Revitalisation Fund contained in the MOA since January 2021.

He said, “The report has been turned in, deliberated upon and both the Education Ministry and the NUC have promised to write to the Accountant General of the Federation next week for the release of the money to the NEEDS Special Account for onward disbursement to universities shortly.”

The minister added, “On the proliferation of State universities, a bill has been sent to the National Assembly by the NUC to strengthen its arms in terms of delisting universities where funding and other parameters are inadequate.

”ASUU is to go back to its members so that we can have a proper update on the extent of the inconsistencies in payment.

”We expressed our displeasure that these things are happening – amputation of salaries, not-too-clear, foggy things happening over peoples monthly emoluments. So we’ve asked IPPIS and ASUU to work together over this.”

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the end of a closed-door meeting in Abuja on Monday.

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ASUU Meets FG today over predominate strike causing anxiousness in Nigerian Universities





As the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, make arrangements to meets the Federal Government on Monday (today).Some students have shown concerns over the planned industrial action by ASUU

9jaflair reports that the  FG through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has scheduled to meet with the leadership of the union over the predominate strike action.

Recollect that the union had on June 19, threatened to embark on another strike over the alleged deliberate refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, to pay the salaries and remittance of check-off dues of over 1,000 staff for 13 months.

The ASUU chairman University of Jos, Dr Lazarus Maigoro who made the revelation in a press statement accused the AGF of fanning the embers of discord between the Federal Government and the Union.

In a move to forestall the industrial action, the Federal Government would meet with the union 2pm today to look at the unending issues.

Recollect  that the union had on March 23, 2020, embarked on an industrial action which lasted for over 9 months, the longest of its strike in 10 years over the inability of the Federal Government to address the issues and implement some agreement the two parties entered years ago.

Consisting thea fresh development, some students spoke with 9jaflair to register their grievances over incessant strike actions in Nigerian Universities.

A 300 level student of the Benue State University, Makurdi, Miss Martha Onuh, lamented the current move by ASUU, urging the union to put the interest of the students at heart.

She said, “After staying at home for a while during academic calendar year in 2020, you think I will be happy hearing that ASUU may still embark on strike? Sometimes I don’t even care to know who is at fault and who is right. The Federal Government and the union should put our interest at heart.

“I applied for 4 years course, this is my 5th year in the university yet I’m in 300 level. It’s bad,”she lamented.

Similarly, James a final year student of the University of Nigeria, Nnsuka in a chat with our correspondent, appealed to both parties to find a means of settling their differences without industrial action.

“Most times, ASUU would say that they are fighting for the benefit of the students but at the end, the students who they claim that they are fighting for are the ones losing.

“Is there no other way for a union to register its grievances without a strike action? The incessant industrial action by the union, to me has crippled Nigerian universities,” he added.

Also, a Master’s Degree student in the university of Abuja, Adebayo Micheal urged the Federal Government and ASUU to settle their differences once and for all.

He said, “We can not be talking about strike every year. It’s quite shameful that our education system is never stable. I think even if it would take them one whole year to settle their differences and end it forever, it would be better for the students.

We await the result of today’s meeting by the union with FG.

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Procrastination flew you away



Oh my loving Desdemona

Time could not wait for you

Your owners procastinate your life

But could not procrastinate your death

Delay caught you by the throat

Even when your owners were ready

Ready to save your life

Mr A was the problem

But Mr B cure was administered to you

Different pins went into your skin daily

These wicked vets., refused to allow your owners know about the nature of your sickness

These vets became useful fools

Even when the nature of your sickness was discovered

It was already too late

Too late to revive you

For the cold fingers already held you by the throat

For the sickness has eaten you deep

Deep beyond measures

The last pin entered your skin

Its content deliberating life or death

The last pin entered into your skin and its content sent you packing

Out of these beautiful world

Oh no the youngest owner watched

Watched the world crumble

For our beautiful Desdemona breath her last

Breath her last; at the same time tears dropped

Out of our last born’s eyes.

Summary: This write up is an Eulogy for the death of a dog. The owners of the dog lives at Oko-afo, Badagry. It was written by the last child of that family because of how close the child was to that dog, the last child is now a grown up and has decided to write an Eulogy for her lost Desdemona… Eulogy for a dog?


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