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Future of Nigeria’s development anchored on youthful population – Peter Obi

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, emphasized that the future of Nigeria’s progress relies on the strength and productivity of its young population. He recommended that young people should be provided with guidance to prevent engaging in criminal activities and to pursue genuine success. Obi made these remarks on Monday.

He explained that this statement was part of his speech delivered at an event called SM Fest, an annual international business conference that recently took place in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.

The former governor of Anambra State disclosed that he has dedicated significant time to mentor the younger generation, recognizing that they are undeniably the future of the nation.

Obi stated, “Over the weekend, I took the time to engage with and share experiences with some Nigerian youths and technopreneurs at an event called SM Fest, an annual international business conference in Owerri, Imo State.”

“I explained some crucial roles of leadership that I have committed to playing in any capacity I find myself. As part of my commitment to leadership, I have chosen to invest substantial time in mentoring the younger generation, as they undeniably represent the future of our nation.”

He went on to describe his own background, including his early education and his experiences as a trader, which came with both challenges and successes. Obi emphasized the importance of building lives characterized by integrity, hard work, and honesty. He also encouraged young people to actively contribute to the development of the nation and the betterment of humanity.

Obi expressed his appreciation to the organizers of the SM Fest Community for their valuable initiative in nurturing globally competitive techpreneurs, which he believed would benefit the country. He stressed that the potential for Nigeria’s development hinges on the strength and productivity of its young population and that it is crucial to mentor these youths to pursue a path of genuine success and steer clear of criminal activities.

In his vision for the “New Nigeria,” Obi sees a promising future for the country’s youth and envisions the possibility of a better nation.

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‘You’re responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes’— Atiku tackles Tinubu

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Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the 2023 general election, attributed Nigeria’s economic challenges to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

In a statement shared on his official social media account on Sunday, the former Vice President of Nigeria urged Tinubu to take cues from Argentina’s President Javier Milei on swiftly restoring investor confidence despite inheriting a troubled economy.

Atiku criticized Tinubu for deflecting blame onto the opposition and his predecessors, calling such actions unnecessary and shortsighted. He emphasized that market dynamics respond to concrete actions, not political rhetoric.

Drawing parallels with President Milei’s leadership in Argentina, Atiku highlighted the need for well-sequenced economic reforms. He commended Milei’s proactive approach in preparing for the post-reform challenges and ensuring the availability of mitigating measures.

Atiku contrasted Tinubu’s administration’s ad hoc and hurried reforms with Milei’s strategic sequencing. He pointed out Argentina’s lean government structure achieved through reducing ministries and privatizing state-owned enterprises, contrasting it with Nigeria’s expanding bureaucracy and excessive spending on official residences.

Atiku likened Tinubu’s administration’s approach to Nero fiddling while Rome burns, accusing him of evading substantive action and blaming the opposition for policy failures, reminiscent of characters in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Expressing admiration for Argentina’s reforms, Atiku suggested aligning his “Recover Nigeria Plan” with Milei’s stabilization strategy to alleviate Nigeria’s economic distress. He emphasized the need for transparent policies focused on economic revival and warned against dismissing discontent, particularly among the youth, which could manifest in protests.

The statement referred to the worsening economic conditions in Nigeria, highlighted by soaring inflation rates and high living costs, as reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, with headline inflation reaching 29.90% and food inflation at 35.42% in January 2024.

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BREAKING: Fire guts FCT Minister’s residence

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A fire broke out at the private residence of Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, the Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Sunday afternoon.

Situated at No. 9, Justice Roseline Ukeji Close in the affluent Asokoro district of Abuja, the property was reportedly completely destroyed by the blaze.

Despite prompt emergency response efforts, including the arrival of fire service personnel, nothing could be salvaged from the premises.

Mr. Austin Elemue, the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media, confirmed the incident, indicating that the cause of the fire remained unknown at the time.

Authorities have initiated an investigation to ascertain the cause of the fire.

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PHOTO: Gov Makinde Host Nigeria Police Games

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1: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) and Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

2: From left, Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barr Bayo Lawal; Governor Seyi Makinde; Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun and his wife Elizabeth, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

3: Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde (left) take a salute from the Police Mascots, during the opening ceremony of the 14th Biennial Nigeria Police Games, host by Oyo State Government, held at Adamasigba Stadium, Ibadan. PHOTO: Oyo Gov’s Media Unit.

CREDIT: Oyo Gov Media 

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