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Osinbajo Task Nigerians On Unity

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Osinbajo Task Nigerians On Unity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria needs not just achievers, but men and women who are bridge-builders and unifiers.

The vice president said the nation needs people who will see its ethnic diversity as a source of strength, and not as a point of difference.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, said the vice president spoke at the turbaning ceremony of some prominent persons in Bida Emirate, Niger State.

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In Bida, the Etsu Nupe and Chairman, Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji  Yahaya Abubakar, in a show of goodwill and appreciation, conferred on the vice president the

“Garkuwan Yamma Nupe”, which means – the Defender of Nupe Kingdom.“I am short of words to express our gratitude to the vice president.

It shows the concern you have for all Nigerians irrespective of who they are and where they come from,” Abubakar said.

The traditional ruler turbaned four prominent public officials including  Musa Abdullahi, a member of the House of Representatives, who was made the Gwarzon Nupe, and another member of the lower chamber, Bako  Kasimu, who became the Zarman Nupe.

Others were Engr. Muhammed Haruna, who was turbaned as the Dan Turakin Nupe – he is a member of the Niger State House of Assembly, and Dr Suleiman Sheshi, the Chairman of the Bida Local Government Council, who was given the title, Maina Nupe.

Osinbajo expressed his appreciation of the traditional ruler’s goodwill and congratulated all who were honoured at the event.

The Etsu Nupe has wisely chosen today to celebrate excellence and selfless service.

“They have all brought competence, commitment and character to the positions of responsibility entrusted to them.

And this is evident from all we know and what has been said about them.”

In his remarks afterwards, Osinbajo said that the conferment of the titles was a fresh call to service to the Bida community and the nation.

He restated the Federal Government’s commitment to enhancing security nationwide.“Our country needs men and women who understand that all men and women, regardless of race and faith, deserve to be treated equally, fairly and justly.

“We will continue to work with key stakeholders and the people to effectively tackle the current insecurity challenges in order to achieve a peaceful and prosperous society.

“This we promise to do to the glory of the Almighty and for the benefit of the people who elected us into office.

“Many sons and daughters of Nupe land have risen to prominence in Nigeria in both the pre-and post-independence era, making significant contributions to national development.”

The vice president said that that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration recognised the strategic importance of Nupe-land in national development.

According to him, a few weeks ago, the Federal Executive Council approved the reconstruction of key roads in Niger State.

He said the administration understood that in order to sustainably improve the standard of living of the people, it must address the persistent socio-economic inequalities by ensuring that people are gainfully engaged in legitimate economic activity.

The vice president celebrated the culture of the Nupe people and their contributions to national development over the course of the nation’s history.

“That is why we have and will continue to prioritise agricultural growth and development. Between July and September 2021, agriculture contributed almost 30 per cent of Nigeria’s total GDP. 

Nupe-land, with its vast farmlands and extensive farming activities, is key in delivering this figure.

Nupe kingdom is a land that is steeped in the splendour of tradition.

“Indeed, this occasion provides us with a platform to appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the Nupe people, a proud and distinguished people with a unique history and looking around Wadata Palace here, we can see some of the vestiges of the battles, symbols of Nupe bravery and heroism.

“We are very fortunate to have one of its great sons, who had an illustrious career in the Nigerian military and rose to the rank of a General before he answered the call of service to his people, to take the seat of his forefathers as the 13th Etsu Nupe.

“His Royal Highness, Abubakar, our host today; is easily one of the most respected traditional leaders in Nigeria today,” he said.

Osinbajo was welcomed to Bida by  Gov. Abubakar Bello and was also accompanied on the trip by Sen. Sani Musa (APC-Niger East).

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INEC: How Electoral Bill Delay Affects 2023 General Election

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INEC: How Electoral Bill Delay Affects 2023 General Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that the schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections is affected by the delay of assent of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill.

Recall, late December 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari had refused to assent to the controversial Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill due to the country’s situation.

In a letter addressed to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Buhari noted that he couldn’t sign the bill, as the prevailing situation in the country didn’t allow him to do so.

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Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, had disclosed the effect of this on Tuesday in Abuja at the first quarterly meeting with political parties for 2022, said the commission was looking forward to a speedy passage of the bill.

He said the commission will release the timetable for the 2023 elections immediately after President Muhammad Buhari signs the Electoral Amendment Bill into law.

“On the Electoral Amendment Bill currently before the National Assembly, the commission is encouraged by the Senate president’s assurance to give priority attention to the bill and the commitment by the president to assent to the bill as soon as the issue of mode of primaries by political parties is resolved.

“We look forward to a speedy passage of the bill, which is crucial to our preparations for future elections. As soon as it is signed into law, the commission will quickly release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections based on the new law,” Yakubu said.

He said this year is going to be a very busy one for the commission and the political parties, with the 2023 general elections just 396 days away, thus all the critical preparations must be concluded this year.

The INEC chairman urged the political parties to continue to encourage eligible voters who have not registered to do so, bearing in mind that those who had registered at any time previously need not register again.

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How To Get Quick Loans From Quickteller Without Internet Connection & Collateral

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Get Quick Loans From Quickteller Without Internet Connection & Collateral

When it comes to money transactions, Quickteller is not new to the business, it is the biggest online transaction processor in Nigeria.

With Quickteller, you can purchase airtime, pay bills, send and receive money via the web. All transactions performed are final and cannot be recalled except in the case of proven fraud.

To add to their ever-growing list of services, Quickteller has now introduced a short-term loan designed to grant Nigerians quick cash to meet their immediate needs without the stress of going online to request it.

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In addition to the no internet feature, you also don’t need collateral to collect loans from Quickteller, I know this sounds good to you after seeing that no collateral is required. However, don’t get too excited with that you do not need to drop collateral before collecting a credit loan from Quickteller as you need to give the platform the right to access your bank for your profile details and to view transaction history to know your financial capabilities.

Also, if you’re thinking you can easily get a credit loan of N100,000 from this platform simply cross that thought away from your mind. Quickteller offers small loans ranging from N1000 – N10,000. Once you are eligible, it will be credited to your bank account in less than 30 minutes.

All credit loan amounts have an interest rate of 15% and must be paid back with the interest within 2 weeks (14 days). So this means that if you collect a credit loan of;

  • N1,000 you are to pay back N1, 150
  • N2,500 you are to pay back N2,875
  • N5,000 you are to pay back N5,750
  • N10,000 you are to pay back N11,500

How to request a loan from Quickteller

Go to your phone’s dialer and dial ∗322∗6# then follow the prompt. Just in case you don’t feel too comfortable with how getting a credit loan from Quickteller, you can browse through other options and see which one suits your need.

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Speaker Gbajabiamila To Receive UNILORIN Honors

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NASS' Speaker 'Gbajabiamila' To Receive UNILORIN Honors

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, is set to receive honours from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN).

According to the Students Union authorities of the varsity, recognition arrangements are already set in place for the Speaker, and other distinguished Nigerians in its 8th edition of the annual Leadership Summit and also launch its, “Erudite” journal of the union at the occasion.

This was disclosed by the president of the university’s Student Union Government Waliu Taofik, as he stated that the programme will hold on January 22, 2022, inside the main auditorium of the university by 10 am.

Expected to host the occasion is the Kwara State’s Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, while the youthful Speaker of state House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi will also honour the occasion to share his success story as the leader of the legislative chamber.

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The Royal Father of the occasion is the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, while the Chief Imam of Ilorin is the spiritual Father of the day.

Among distinguished Nigerians to be awarded at the occasion are; “Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on political matters, Mr Hakeem Shagaya, CEO of KARMOD Nigeria, Honourable Tunji Ajuloopin, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi, Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Mr Peterson Babalola, CEO of Coenergy Global Investment, Engr. Morenikeji Ayodele Aniye, the founder/CEO of Hotspot Group Limited to mention but a few.”

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“This is to inform your esteemed medium that the 8th edition of the annual Leadership Summit and the launching of the ‘Erudite’ Journal of the Student Union, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has been scheduled to hold on the 22nd of January, 2022 in honour of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila at the University’s Main Auditorium.

“This auspicious event is a conventional event where the leadership of the Union brings notable leaders across the country to the University to inspire young people that are keen, to holding leadership positions across politics, economics and governance.

“Retrospectively, the last two editions were in honour of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-Haq Oloyede.

“However, our administration has decided to bring the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila considering his giant strides in governance, youth development and quest to better the electoral process at this crucial time.

“The summit which is proposed to have Mallam Saliu Mustapha as its Chairman will feature Keynote Addresses from Mr Kunle Rasheed Adegoke (SAN) and Mallam Yinka Oniyangi while the panel Session which is proposed to be moderated by Dayo Oderinu of Rave FM will feature Rep. Ismail Tijani of the House of Reps, General Manager of Kwara state Social Investment programme, Mohammed Brimah, Engineer CO Adebayo, among others.

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“His Excellency, Abdul-Rahaman Abdulrazak, the executive Governor of Kwara state is also expected to be the Chief Host of this event while the Royal Father is the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi and the Chief Imam of Ilorin remains out spiritual Father for the day.

“The event will also feature goodwill messages from special Guests of honour that will also be awarded due to their strides. Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, Senator representing Kwara Central, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on political matters, Mr Hakeem Shagaya, CEO of KARMOD Nigeria, Honourable Tunji Ajuloopin, Rt Honourable Salihu Yakubu-Danladi, Speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Mr Peterson Babalola, CEO of Coenergy Global Investment, Engr. Morenikeji Ayodele Aniye, the founder/CEO of Hotspot Group Limited to mention but a few.”

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