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Reps Demand Full Autonomy For LGs

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Wase; and Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, have called for full autonomy for local governments in Nigeria, stating that it is the only way dividends of democracy can get to the people at the grassroots.

Wase and Elumelu made the call in Abuja on Thursday, at a leadership training sponsored by the Minority Leader for chairmen and councillors of Local Government Areas in Delta State.

The Deputy Speaker, while answering questions from journalists, recalled that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had signed an Executive Order to declare financial autonomy for LGs.

Buhari had signed Executive Order 10 in May 2020.

Wase said, “As for me, first as a member of parliament representing my constituency and my people, I think I am on the same page with my constituents to have an autonomous local government system, anchored on the generosity of what the President has done.

“If you remember sometime in the past, he signed an Executive Order to have financial autonomy for local government. It is not just about financial autonomy; we should also have complete independence of their administration, apart from their finances. That is the only way it can work, to make Nigeria and Nigerians great.”

Elumelu also stressed the need to lobby governors to allow local governments to function independently.

He said, “What we need is lobbying. There is the need for those fears of the governors (to be allayed). One of the states that voted for local government autonomy (in the Constitution review exercise by the 8th National Assembly) was Delta State. My governor supported it the last time when it came, in the 2015-2019 amendment/alteration (exercise); he supported it. And the Houses of Assembly that supported it were about 10 states that voted in favour of it; Delta was among them.

“So, the issue about my state voting for it again is not a question. It is now left for other States to know that there is a need for them to emulate what Delta has done by supporting it. So, if Delta State can support it, I don’t see any other state that should not support local government autonomy.”

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Release Of The Remaining Chibok Girls Is Still Work In Progress – Presidency

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As Nigerians mark the 7th anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, the Presidency has assured that the Federal government is still working towards the rescue of the 122 of the girls still in Boko Haram captivity.

 

Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in a statement released on Wednesday night, April 14.

 

”The Presidency reassures parents and all concerned citizens that the missing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, remain constantly on the minds of government as they are always on the minds of their parents.

The Presidency gives assurances that the release of the remaining Chibok girls is still work in progress.

No one is giving up hope here. Efforts to secure their release through various channels and activities of the security and intelligence agencies remain on course. The recent decisive push by the military against the terrorists gives hope that a breakthrough is possible and could happen anytime soon.

The Presidency asks for support, understanding and prayers for the military as they discharge their historic mandate to quickly finish off the insurgency war and free all citizens held hostage.”

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“It’s Ungodly For You To Marry A Woman And Not Be Giving Her Enough Sex” – Governor Ortom’s Senior Aide Says

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Smith Akom Takema, the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Rural Development, has said that lack of sexual satisfaction is one of the common causes of marital problems.

 

The married father advised couples to court properly and ask honest questions before marriage because it is ungodly to marry a woman and not satisfy her sexually. Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, April 14, he wrote;

 

“It’s unGodly for you to marry a woman and not be giving her enough sex. Sex is created by God to be enjoyed, they are women who are not sex freaks and can go without it for months without minding, but they are some who can’t stand without sex for a week,”

 

This are things we ought to know during courtship but Christianity has put a ban for sex before marriage.

 

Most times going by christianity standards we don’t even know who we are getting married to as regard to sex life, how can you manage the post ownership, there are things the body systems can’t adopt.

 

“Mbakirgh ngokwase er na hua kempe GA. ” Meaning : you don’t force a old woman to wear pant. The above means a woman/ man who loves regular sex can’t stop it over night.

 

Please, couples should court properly at least ask sincerely and Frank questions among them selves if they can stand the test of fornication. Most marital problems emanate from cheats, unfaithfulness and lack of sexual satisfaction.

 

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First Lady, Aisha Buhari’s Biographer Appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador To UNESCO

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Mrs Hajo Sani, the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Women Affairs (Office of the First Lady) has been appointed as Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Nigeria to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

 

Sani’s new appointment is coming barely a week after a biography she wrote for the wife of the President titled, ‘Aisha Buhari: Being different’ was launched in Abuja.

 

Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, who made the announcement on Wednesday, April 14, said the President also made other key appointments in the education sector.

 

Other notable appointments include;

 

“Prof. John Okpako Enaohwo, Chairman, Governing Board of National Commission for Colleges of Education, (NCCE), Abuja.

“Prof. Abdullahi A. Abba, Pro- Chancellor/ Chairman, Governing Council, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo, Benue State.

“Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje, Executive Secretary, National Board For Technical Education, (NBTE) Kaduna,

“Dr. Benjamin Ogbole Abakpa as Executive Secretary of National Senior Secondary Education Commission, (NSSEC), Abuja.

“Prof. Paulinus Chijikoke Okwelle, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Abuja.

“Prof. Ibrahim Muhammad as Director/CEO, Nigerian Arabic Language Village, Ngala, Borno State.”

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