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Tinubu Is Way Too Big: Why Tinubu’s Legacies Would Always Be A Pain To His Traducers



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Tinubu Is Way Too Big: Why Tinubu’s Legacies Would Always Be A Pain To His Traducers

“We need a leader that is a good administrator, experienced in managing resources, has a vision and can surround himself with sound minds where he lacks”-TBO

Have you ever paused to ask yourself why the 2023 presidential election is the most talked-about discussion today in our polity? The intensity in which it is discussed is quite engaging bearing in mind that the electorates have mixed feelings over the dividends of democracy since its return in 1999.

Funny enough no single individual that is worthy of note has made a categorical pronouncement on his/her 2023 presidential ambition, but yet Tinubu keeps reverberating in every nook and cranny across the country as a possible successor to Buhari.

His soaring popularity is causing a lot of sleepless nights for his traducers who feel Tinubu should not even be an option, already different plans are been orchestrated all in a bid to diminish his fast-rising popularity.

Many of these people have taken it personally and are hellbent on stopping the former Lagos State Governor from exercising his franchise which makes him eligible to vote and be voted for.

His businesses are under tenacious attacks, his integrity, his political ideology and everything associated with him is a subject of continuous bombardment by these few detractors who for one reason or the other have failed to showcase their preferred candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

Why ONLY Tinubu? There are at least three serial presidential contestants that may likely contest again in 2023, there are at least 6 serving governors that would likely feature in the presidential elections, maybe some handful of Senators as well, but Tinubu who has never contested for the seat of the presidency before remains their only headache.

Tinubu’s legacies are the causes of his defamers’ nightmare, now let me define three broad categories of Tinubu’s haters I have personally identified.

The first is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Tinubu is the major reason they are not in Aso Rock today and lost out in at least 15 states.

Then we have those who are just obsessed with Tinubu’s firm relationship with Lagosians. They hide under the toga of Godfatherism to tear Tinubu apart.

Also, we have the natural-born haters that don’t see anything good with someone who is more popular and acceptable than their standard. Naturally, they hate anything progressive, unfortunately for them, Tinubu is the symbol of progressives in Nigeria today.

As controversial as this statement may sound I would without fear or favour state that since 1960 to date no individual has ever groomed as many political students across the Federation like Tinubu.

Even the greats before him like Awolowo, MKO Abiola, Nnmadi Azikiwe, Odumegwu Ojukwu etc never had such students of first-class products in politics across the nation like Asiwaju, funny as it sounds we can all do the statistics for ourselves.

Awolowo had his political students only in the South-West and allies in other geopolitical zones, while Abiola was just a very charismatic politician with deep financial pockets and a large heart, he earned his popularity on the street with his human kindness and wonderful stories that were told about him.

Abiola was Africa’s biggest philanthropist in his time and indeed that was a major plus for him.

Buhari who happens to be the only Northern personality in recent decades to have matched these aforementioned politicians earned his popularity due to his famed INTEGRITY.

With just about two years away from the presidential elections, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s signature is everywhere.

Indeed his legacies are going well ahead of him, “We need a leader that is a good administrator, experienced in managing resources, has a vision and can surround himself with sound minds where he lacks”

As an administrator Tinubu’s foundation and experience in managing human resource are unparalleled, his legacies left behind as Lagos State Chief executive is indelible and is what constitutes the foundation of what Lagos is today.

His vision and foresight can clearly be seen with what Lagos has turned out to become in barely 2 decades of continuous planning.

Tinubu’s greatest virtue remains his ability to source good hands in assisting him in the discharge of his responsibilities. Tested and trusted Tinubu is miles ahead of other likely contestants for the 2023 presidency.

Tinubu has continued to play the kind of leadership roles expected of a statesman that intends to lead the greatest black nation on earth with over 200 million citizens.

We have our candidate to sell, let any opposition bring theirs and we will compare apples to apples.

Tinubu is way too big.

Osigwe Omo-Ikirodah writes in from Abuja.

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APC Set To Whittle Down Powers Of National Chairman




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There are indications the powers of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may be drastically whittled down in the new constitution proposed by the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) of the party.

The draft copy of the constitution, which is subject to ratification of the National Convention slated for next month, also provides for inauguration of an Advisory Council in replacement of the Board of Trustees (BOT).

The council will serve as the conscience of the party.

APC Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on March 2, 2021 inaugurated an 8-man CRC under the Chairmanship of Professor Tahir Mamman (SAN) to review the Constitution of the party to accommodate the new dynamics of managing a ruling party.

The Odigie Oyegun- led National Working Committee (NWC) in 2017 set up the Muniz Banire- Committee that carried out similar exercise but never implemented the Committee’s report.

Checks on the committee showed it has since completed its assignment.

Its report is billed for presentation to the Caretaker Committee immediately after the Ramadan holiday.

Highlights of the yet-to-be submitted report of the Tahir Mamman committee secured by The Nation showed the committee expressly watered down Article 14.1 of the party’s constitution (April 2014 as amended) which enunciates the powers of the National Chairman.

Though details of the powers of the office of National Chairman were not made available, a source in the CRC said the decision was “to check the overbearing tendencies exhibited by previous holders of the office.

‘’The Committee proposed that the powers of the National Chairman be curtailed.”

A new Advisory Council will be inaugurated by the National Working Committee (NWC) after the approval of the National Executive Committee (NEC).

This council will replace the Board of Trustees (BOT) as provided for in Article 12:2 of the party’s constitution (April 2014 as amended)

It was also gathered the review committee did not tamper with the controversial mode of conducting primary elections of the party in Article 20 of the party’s Constitution.

The Constitution prescribes the procedure for the nomination and emergence of party candidates for any elective office which can either be by direct or indirect primary elections or through consensus.

Article 20(iii) says that “nomination of candidates for: (a). Local Government House Council/Area Council Chairman, (b). State House if Assembly; (c). House of Representatives, (d). Senate, (e). Governor, (f). President shall be through direct or indirect primary elections to be conducted at the appropriate level.’

‘’Article 20(ii) (a) also gives room for the emergence of candidates through consensus with a proviso that “a vote of yes or no should be called to ensure that it was not an imposition which could breach discontent and crisis.”

A new Directorate is to be created for women and youth to bring the number of Directorates to seven from the existing Directorates of Organisation, Publicity, Administration, Finance, Research, Planning and Strategy as well as Directorate of Social Welfare.

Under the new draft, more powers are accorded the zonal officers of the party.

Unlike what obtains now that crisis and issues arising from state chapters of the party are directed to the National Working Committee (NWC), under the new document, the Zonal Working Committee (ZWC) is to attend to such cases.

Failure of the ZWC to resolve such cases may be referred to the National Working Committee (NWC).

To arrive at the draft, the Constitution Review Committee conducted town hall meetings in the six geo-political zones of the country, held a 5-day retreat in Lagos, received 95 memorandums and consulted widely with critical stakeholders in the party.

The Committee also considered the Banire Review Committee report and met with Chief Segun Osoba, who chaired the Committee that drafted the current constitution.

Inputs were taken from the Presidency, various interest groups and individuals.

Source: The Nation

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Edo:Iguobazuwa Expectant As Dennis Idahosa Puts Finishing Touches To Ultra Modern Multipurpose Town Hall (photos)



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Edo: Iguobazuwa Expectant As Dennis Idahosa Puts Finishing Touches To Ultra Modern Multipurpose Town Hall (photos)

It’s called raising the bar in leadership, excellence in people’s representation.

Once again the lawmaker representing Ovia Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Dennis Idahosa has brought smiles to the faces of his constituents. The Youthful Lawmaker who is all over the news lately for his extensive constituency projects scattered across Ovia South West/Ovia North East has another project in the offing that is generating excitement amongst the residents of Igoubazuwa.

The Lawmaker was spotted yesterday inspecting the 95 % completed Iguobazuwa multipurpose town hall. The residents can’t hold their joy anymore, according to them they can be able to feel the city life when they hold their town hall meetings, even their social events, such as conventions, seminars, training, receptions etc.

The multipurpose hall is fitted with the latest event centre accessories like Sound Systems, Furniture, Airconditioners, Projectors etc.

The unique features about the constituency projects undertaken by Hon Dennis Idahosa are the local content involved in a very single project executed.

He sits alongside his constituents to determine their areas of needs, identifies the needs and immediately commences the facilitation of the needs with the adequate attention needed, in planning, contracting and execution of the projects.

As part of his personal oversight functions, the lawmakers make(s) it a point of duty to visit the projects sites as often as twice a week irrespective of the numbers involved, this is to ascertain the standard of construction done.

With no fewer than 26 people-oriented projects executed for the 2020/2021 fiscal year alone, the lawmaker seems good to go and deserves some accolades.

See pictures from the project site.


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Minister Assures On Diaspora Voting




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Amb. Zubair Dada, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, has assured that Nigerians in the Diaspora would soon be able to vote from their countries of residence.

He gave the assurance at a webinar organised by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Saturday.

The minister said the Federal Government was working with relevant authorities, including the National Assembly and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to achieve this feat.

He noted that there were about 17 million Nigerians in the Diaspora making a significant impact on the country’s economy that could not be ignored.

He added that Nigerians in the Diaspora were critical components when considering the country’s development, saying that the need to effectively mobilise them could not be over-emphasised.

The webinar, held under the topic: ‘Mobilising Nigerians in the Diaspora for National Development, was attended by Nigerians from across the world and was the first in the series.

Dada, however, urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to remain patriotic and committed to the country’s development irrespective of the current security situation which he said was being addressed.

“No matter how long you stay abroad, there is no place like home, I urge you to remain patriotic and committed to the development of your father land.

“The Federal Government is doing everything humanly possible to address the current issues of insecurity in the country,” he said.

According to him, Nigerians in the Diaspora could also make suggestions and proffer solutions on how the situation could be addressed.

He, however, decried the lack of cordial relationship with the country’s mission abroad and Nigerians in the Diaspora, saying that Nigerians should not wait until they had problems before locating the mission.

Dada noted that though there may be some bad eggs in some of the country’s foreign missions, efforts were being made to address the situation.

He said NIDCOM had all the instruments it needed to serve Nigerians in the Diaspora.

“NIDCOM and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is one and the same, we are out here to serve you,” he said.

He said the Federal Government was doing everything to address the security and infrastructural deficit in the country.

The minister noted that in spite of the country’s security challenges, foreigners had continued to come in droves to invest because of the benefits they stand to gain.

He said while there were some bad eggs among Nigerians in the Diaspora, the patriotic ones should come to join the government in developing the country.

“In spite of the odds and shortcomings, we have to come home to develop the country, no one can do it better for us,” he said.

In his remarks, the Minister of Interior Affairs, Rauf Aregbeshola, blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for the delay in the issuance of international passports.

He assured that everything was being done to resolve the issue.

According to him, the pandemic affected the operations of the Nigerian Immigration Service with regards to issuing international passports.

Ms Abike Dabiri-Erewa, NIDCOM Chief Executive Officer, encouraged Nigerians in the Diaspora to follow up with the commission to be availed of opportunities they could tap into.

Meanwhile, Ms Susan Fajana, a Nigerian from the United Kingdom, charged Nigerians in the Diaspora to be more involved in activities concerning the country rather than being critics always.

On his part, Mr Ade Omole, Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council, noted that countries around the world evolve with time along with the dynamism associated with global trends.

He noted that Nigeria as the most populous black nation in the world could therefore not be an exemption in the issue of Diaspora voting.

Omole, who is also the leader of the United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said Nigeria’s electoral law should be reviewed to guarantee Nigerians in the Diaspora the right to vote.

He said this was especially so in view of the contributions they made to the country’s Gross Domestic Product and her overall development.


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