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‘I am not running for any office In 2019’ – Lai Mohammed

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Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says his mission as new All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in Kwara is not to contest any elective position in 2019 but to rescue the state from hawks.  

 

The minister, who spoke at a meeting of Congress of Kwara Progressives said the recent defection from APC by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and his followers had presented an opportunity for the people to liberate the state from those who had held it to ransom.  

“What an auspicious time for all of us! Never before, have we had a great opportunity like we have now to take our state back from the rapacious few, who has held the state by the jugular and prevented it from meeting the hopes and aspirations of its people.

From my consultations with key stakeholders so far, I can say, categorically, that Kwarans have all resolved to take their destiny into their own hands and take back what rightly belongs to them. This is unprecedented in the history of our state, and we must not waste this opportunity.

On my own part, I can say here, without equivocating, that I won’t be running for any office during the forthcoming elections. For me, it is not about any clamour for office. It is about working with all like minds for the greater benefit of our people,” he said.  

 

The minister underscored the need for the people to be united and shelve their personal ambition to rescue the state. ”I can tell you that if we all remain united, we can’t and we won’t lose the looming battle for the survival of our dear state. All that is required is for us all to subordinate our individual ambitions to the collective efforts to wrest our state from the hegemony of one man and his cohorts,” he said.

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Our victories at this weekend’s bye elections has powerfully demonstrated the confidence and trust people have in Buhari

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Our victories at this weekend

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the success it recorded in the bye-elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) this weekend shows that Nigerians trust in President Buhari’s administration.  

 

The party said this in a statement released today by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena that “the All Progressives Congress (APC) hat-trick victories following weekend’s bye-elections for the Katsina North, Bauchi South Senatorial seats, and the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat, has again powerfully demonstrated the confidence and trust by our people in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration”.

 

The APC added, “as a political party, we remain genuinely committed to addressing our challenges, reconcile legitimately aggrieved interests, and emerge as a more united and stronger political fighting force as we face general elections in 2019.”  

 

Also, the APC congratulated its candidates who were victorious in the polls and thanked the electorate for their support. Two of the party’s candidates, Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Yahaya Gumau, won the senatorial bye-elections in Katsina and Bauchi states respectively, while Haruna Isa won the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. The APC, however, suffered defeat in Cross River State. Its candidate for Obudu state constituency bye-election, Adah Ishamali, was defeated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abbey Ukpukpen.

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Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

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Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

 

Head, Events & Sponsorships at Access Bank Plc,Ogechi Kasie-Nwachukwu, Head of Youth Banking, Access Bank PLC, Doyin Coker, Group Head, Communications & External Affairs at Access Bank Plc, Amaechi Okobi.

 

To celebrate International Youth Day, Access Bank hosted students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to an educational forum cum party. The event centered around this year’s globally recognized theme which is ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’.

 

The event which held at Access Bank UNILAG campus branch had in attendance over 1,000 students sharing ideas on the subject of safe spaces for youth across Nigeria.

 

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

 

It was a fun atmosphere as students participated in various activities such as dancing competition, quiz challenges, 360 degree camera shots, board games, and brain teasers.

 

There was also a panel discussion with 6 student influencers including a final year Biochemistry student, Ogunbiyi Omotolani, and Okafor Uchenna, a fresh graduate from UNILAG.

 

Others were Jacinta Amune, a 400 level Mathematics student cum blogger; Irianele Virtuous Osalumese, 300 level Mass Communications undergraduate; Otekaye Oluwatobi, Engineering Faculty Students President; and Seun Richard, Faculty of Arts Students President.

 

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

 

Life & Career Coach and Management Consultant, Bankole Williams delivered a keynote speech on creating safe spaces while expressing gratitude to Access Bank for organizing the event.

“The impact of this event cannot be quantified as it will go a long way to create awareness about safe spaces for youths in Nigeria,” Williams said.

 

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

 

Doyin Coker, Head of Youth Banking spoke on the International Youth Day theme saying, “Individuals can create safe spaces in their personal relationships with each other by inclusiveness and respect for everyone’s opinions. This will help to enhance peaceful co-existence and also attract the development we seek as individuals. We have a responsibility to create safe spaces for each other even as we search for our own safe spaces.”

 

Students and other participants at the event left with a deeper knowledge on the benefit of creating public, digital, and civic spaces to promote innovation and development.

 

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

Access Bank Celebrates International Youth Day

 

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‘The fake news media is working overtime to make a lowlife like Omarosa look legitimate’ -Trump

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President Trump today in a series of tweets lashed out at former White House employee, Omarosa Onee Manigault who left the west wing under controversial circumstances.

 

According to the president, ‘Wacky Omarosa, who got fired 3 times on the Apprentice, now got fired for the last time. She never made it, never will. She begged me for a job, tears in her eyes, I said Ok. People in the White House hated her. She was vicious, but not smart’.

 

See the rest of his tweets below..

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