According to Naij.com There are women and there are women! The spotlight has been brought upon Hajia Dada of ‘Yaradua Katsina State, the unsung Yaradua Matriarch, which many refer to as a very blessed mother.
NAIJ.com gathered that Hajia Dada gave birth to children who became governor, vice president, president, ministers and even wives of governors at different times. Many refer to her as having a blessed womb due to the successes of all the fruits of her womb and the generation after.
In a recent post by the almajira initiative on Instagram, it was mentioned how the children and grandchildren of Hajia Dada conquered (and are still conquering )the political sphere of Nigeria. Read below:
“Three of her granddaughters were wives of Governors of three different states. Talk about blessed womb! This woman is a major influencer or shaper of Nigerian history. Think about it! ”
This is Hajia Dada of ‘Yaradua Katsina State – the unsung Yaradua Matriarch 👑 _____ She was married to Musa Yaradua, a former Minister. _____ Her son Shehu Musa Yaradua was Vice President 1979-1981. _____ Another son of hers Umaru Musa Yaradua was Governor of Katsina State for 8 years 1999-2007, and later President of Nigeria 2007-2009 before his demise. _____ Her grandson Alh. Murtala Shehu Yaradua was a Minister 2009-2011. _____ Three of her granddaughters were wives of Governors of three different states. ______ Talk about blessed womb! This woman is a major influencer or shaper of Nigerian history. Think about it! 🤯😨😰 . QUEEN! 👸🏾👑 ______ 📷:
@tozali #thealmajira #inspire
#educate #encourage #arewawomen
Truly blessed womb!
President Buhari also approved the sack of Justice O Tokode of the Benin division of the Federal High Court.
“The disciplinary actions on the two justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“Justice OO Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.
“The president urges judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties,” a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Adeniyi Ademola, a Federal High Court judge, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government has been recalled by the National Judicial Council.
Reacting yesterday, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse SAN, said: “It is absolutely wrong to recall a judge whose case is ongoing. ‘’It is wrong for the NJC to have recalled that judge.
“That is just my view. It is wrong because the case is ongoing. The matter has been filed and we don’t know what the outcome is going to be.
“If the outcome is negative for the judge, then he has to leave again, so it does not make sense.”
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The protesters had gathered at Lekki Roundabout in front of Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1 gate to commence the protest around 9:30 am when they were initially stopped by the police.After the protest was allowed to move ahead by the police, the hoodlums confronted the protesters in front of Med Plus on Admiralty Way and asked them to turn back towards the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza .
Despite the huge police presence that outnumbered protesters, the hoodlums started harassing demonstrators by smashing the phones of people who were taking pictures as well as the cameras of media organisations covering the event.
It took agitated complaints from the crowd before the police intervened and arrested some of the trouble makers.
Friday’s protest was organised by the Eti-Osa Development Forum which has spent the entire week mobilising support via WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
During the protest, demonstrators called for a reversal of the new rates » and some even urged the state government to scrap the toll gates entirely.
Protest cut short by Police
Despite promising to stage protests at the affected toll gates on Friday, protesters were dissuaded by the police from disrupting activities at the toll gates.
Protesters marched halfway down Admiralty Way and turned in front of Domino’s Pizza to head for the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza for the main protest.
However, after reaching the Lekki Roundabout, they were advised against proceeding as police officers appeared to withdraw their protection.
After a few agitated discussions between the organisers of the protest and the police, they decided to end it at the Roundabout where they promised to organise another protest if there are no changes.
During the protest, protesters displayed placards with different inscriptions like “Say No to Lekki toll hike” , “Switch off your ignition”, “Ambode save our souls”, among others.
Protesters also chanted statements like, “No more toll gate”, “Toll gate is a fraud”, “We want no toll” during their march.
Music of the late afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was played loudly from a truck that trailed behind the protesters.
The Lagos State police command had warned Lagosians to shelve the planned protest.
“It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that some residents of Lekki/Ajah areas of the state are planning to protest the increase in toll fare by the management of Lekki Toll Plaza”, a statement from the police read.
“While the Command recognizes the right of citizens to carry out peaceful protest, the police will not standby and watch protesters take laws into their hands nor allow miscreants to hijack the protest.
“The Command is using this opportunity to inform and warn the group planning this protest for tomorrow, Friday, the 9th of February, 2018, not to block the Highway, the Expressway or any road for that matter.
“All those who want to participate in the protest must organize themselves in a peaceful manner in line with public protection and assembly law.
“The Command would not hesitate to use reasonable force to prevent any group of persons from blocking the road or breaching the public peace.
“The Command however, wishes to advise all to go about their lawful business peacefully on the Island and indeed every part of the state as adequate security is in place throughout the state”.
LCC’s toll hike
The LCC had implemented an increase in the tariff that vehicle owners will pay to gain access through its Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza » on February 1, 2018.
According to the company’s Managing Director,
Mohammed Hassan, the increment is a reaction to the “current business realities and increasing cost of operation.”
He said the current economic and business realities » in the country means the company has been hit with increased cost of operations and maintenance of its loan obligations.
According to the new rates at the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza , motorcycles are now expected to pay N100; saloon cars and tricycles, N200 (eTag: 180); sport utility vehicles, N250 (eTag: 225); light trucks and 2-axle buses, N400 (eTag: 360); heavy duty trucks or buses with two or more heavy axles, N1000 (eTag: 900), and commercial danfo buses will pay N100 (90).
At the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza , motorcycles will pay N200 (eTag: 180); salon cars, N300 (eTag: 270); mini vans sports utility vehicles and light trucks, N400 (eTag: 360); and light trucks and 2-axle buses will pay N1000 (eTag: 900).
Reverting to old rates
The Eti-Osa Development Forum is demanding a
“revert to the old rates and possible downward review in the light of biting economic realities and what obviously has been recouped by the concessionaire thus far.
“We also insist on a transparent disclosure of all financial dealings, audited report and appropriation relating to the Lekki Concession Company tolling contracts and the current status of the Lagos State government having bought back the Admiralty Tolling Plaza contract in 2013 for N25.3B.
“We call on his Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to intervene and proffer immediate panacea » on the increased, excruciating fares”.
As seen on pulse tv.
The Peoples Democratic Party has urged Atiku Abubakar to be ready to play by the rules once he rejoins the party in the coming days.Mr. Atiku dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress Friday morning. There are strong indications of his imminent arrival at the major opposition party.
Walid Jibrin, the chairman the PDP Board of Trustees, briefly touched on Mr. Atiku’s political future during an interview witn PREMIUM TIMES Sunday night.
Mr. Jibrin, a former senator from Nasarawa State, said the PDP field of presidential contenders has expanded in recent weeks, and Mr. Abubakar should expect a rigorous competition for the party’s ticket.
He said the PDP is expecting him, but first, the former former vice-president “must subject himself to all the constitutional instruments of the party” if he “really wants to be president” by 2019, Mr. Jibrin told PREMIUM TIMES by telephone.
He said most of the presidential hopefuls that have expressed their intention since the party ‘zoned’ its presidential ticket to the north are political heavyweights.
All our candidates are very strong and the former vice-president is going to meet some interesting challengers, Mr. Jibrin added.
Sule Lamido and Ibrahim Shekarau are amongst those who have commenced 2019 consultations in recent weeks on the platform of the PDP.
Mr. Abubakar is expected to join the party at his ward in his home state of Adamawa in the coming days, a source close to the former vice president told PREMIUM TIMES Sunday night.
His registration would be in time for his participation at the party’s national convention scheduled for December 9 in Abuja, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
Members are also expected to elect a substantive chairman for the party at the convention. Mr. Jibrin told PREMIUM TIMES he won’t back three of the eight chairmanship candidates who are members of the BOT.
“As leaders of the party, we’re supposed to play down on our personal political ambitions,” the PDP chieftain said.
Tunde Adeniran, Bode George and Uche Secondus are members of the PDP Board of Trustees, which has long been dubbed the conscience of the party. Narrated according to Samuel Ogundipe of premium times news paper.
University of Abuja Carnival
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The university of Abuja Carnival 2017 edition which is to commence by second semester in in university of Abuja has promised to be the best carnival ever in the history of Nigerian Entertainment, Culture, Tourism with side attraction that will blow up your mind.
In the few days to be used for the proposed Carnival it is going to be heavily packed with entertaining cultural activities while the show will be kick started at the Gwagwalada mini campus of university of Abuja parading the street down to the university permanent site located at the Giri International airport road Abuja.
This colourful event is been powered by Tee Flow and the entire SUG of university of Abuja, I don’t wanna tell you more than to get ready for the best school carnival ever in Nigeria. Stay tuned as we bring you more news and updates about this great event.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has released a statement clarifying his earlier statement on President Buhari working from home. According to Mohammed, President Buhari will be working from home only for today.
In the statement issued in Abuja, the Minister said the President only decided to work from home today, not that he has decided to work from home henceforth.
He said the headlines in a section of the media,
”Buhari to now work from home – Lai Mohammed,” is a misrepresentation of his statement at the briefing. Quoting verbatim the relevant section of his briefing, Mohammed said: ”He (the President) wanted to rest TODAY and he asked the VP to preside over TODAY’S meeting. In addition, he also asked that all his files be taken home to him and he will be working from home TODAY.”