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Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., a chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has advised a former Governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu against running in the 2023 presidential election.

Bamgbose noted that although Tinubu has not actually publicly made known his intention, his body language shows he is very much interested in throwing his hat in the ring.

Only recently, the Speakers of the Lagos Houses of Assembly, both past and incumbent, endorsed the former Governor, while there have been other endorsements in the recent past.

Bamgbose, who had since made his interest public, said it is strongly advisable for the Jagaban of Borgu to resist the attempt to contest.

“The fact remains that Tinubu could be said to be the most favoured politician in this century. He has been an unusual kingmaker,” the senior lawyer said while addressing members of the NNPP in Aba, Abia State on Tuesday.

“I doubt if there is any politician that can match his records politically. He was Governor of Lagos State for eight years.

“After his tenure, he had the privilege to install Fashola who equally spent 8 uninterrupted years as Governor of Lagos State.

“After the tenure of Fashola, he was also privileged to install Ambode and even the present State Governor of Lagos State.

“Apart from installing Governors of some other South-West states, he also had the unparalleled favour of bringing on board the President of Nigeria, Mohammadu Buhari and the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

“No politician in the history of Nigeria had had such historic privileges. The one million question begging for the answer then is,’ what else does Tinubu still want’ Believe you mean, God who has bestowed on him such uncommon favour, may not be pleased with him if he goes ahead to contest.

“The Lord has honoured and dignified him as a kingmaker, now he wants to become king, I seriously doubt if it will work out for him.

“The late MKO Abiola had a similar case and he couldn’t make it. I’ll therefore warn Tinubu with all sincerity not to displease God by making attempts to become the next President of Nigeria.

“I doubt if God will allow that. He should sit back and thank God for the uncommon privileges he has bestowed on him, rather than planning to be the next President of Nigeria. To before warned, is to before armed. A word is enough for the wise.”

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

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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

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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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Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

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Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers

We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.

When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.

 

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