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Africa Road Builders: UAE to host stakeholders for 2024 Inaugural Conference

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The General Commission of The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE has declared that the Inaugural Conference for the 9th edition of the conference will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from April 17 to 21, 2024.

This information was communicated in a statement released to DAILY POST by the General Commissioner and CEO of ACTUROUTES, Mr. Barthélemy Kouame.

He mentioned that the conference, themed “Quality of road infrastructure and development in Africa,” aims to bring together decision-makers, project owners, donors, and operators from all regions of Africa, along with journalists from the continent’s five regions and their guests.

In the statement, Kouame said, “The General Commission is issuing a call for communications to all partners, entities, or experts interested in making a presentation, urging the mobilization of diverse exchanges for the development of Africa.”

He further noted that companies or institutions operating in Africa are encouraged to showcase their best achievements in road and transport to determine the winners of the ‘Builder Trophy’ from The Africa Road Builders in 2024.

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From the 2024 edition, the ‘Builder Trophy’ will feature several categories, emphasizing the recognition of all stakeholders involved.

Kouame explained that, in line with tradition, the Super Prize Great Builder – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy 2024 will be presented to an African Head of State whose country has achieved success related to the annual theme. The 2024 laureate will succeed His Excellency Andry RAJOELINA, the 2023 laureate.

The laureate of the Babacar NDIAYE Trophy is determined by a Selection Committee consisting of journalists across Africa. The awards, including the Builders Trophy and the Super Prize Great Builder – Babacar NDIAYE Trophy, will be officially presented during the Final Conference at the AfDB Annual Meetings in May 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.

As part of the awards, the General Commission plans to propose a Special Prize to the highest authorities of the United Arab Emirates for their achievements in roads and transport.

The General Commission expresses strong optimism that the announced Inaugural Conference will serve as an inspiration and contribute to effective development for Africa, considering Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as symbols of progress in roads and transport. The Africa Road Builders – Trophée Babacar NDIAYE, established in 2016, has been under the sponsorship of the African Development Bank and its President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, since its inception.

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‘Some people have turned into monitoring spirits because of Tinubu’ – Joe Igbokwe

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Joe Igbokwe, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, raised concerns on Saturday about the constant monitoring of President Bola Tinubu. Igbokwe claimed that some individuals have resorted to witchcraft and “monitoring spirits” to keep an eye on Tinubu.

He explained that these individuals are observing Tinubu closely to catch any mistakes or mishaps, wherever he goes. Posting on his Facebook page, Igbokwe predicted that this scrutiny will persist for the next eight years.

He wrote: “Some people have turned to monitoring spirits. They follow PBAT anywhere he goes to see if he will make mistakes, if he will fall down, or if he will be received very well in any country he goes to. This is witchcraft and they will do this for 8 years. Mark this.”

Tinubu had a slip during the Democracy Day celebration at Eagles Square on June 12. Addressing the incident later at a Democracy Day dinner at the Presidential Villa, the President commented: “Early this morning, I had a swagger and it’s on social media. They’re confused about whether I was doing bugger or babariga.

“But it is a day to celebrate democracy. Why doing dobale on the day? I’m a traditional Yoruba boy. I did my dobale.”

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‘We’re still owed salaries in Abia State University’ – ASUU

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The Abia State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has claimed that many of its members did not receive their April and May salaries, and those who were paid had deductions from their salaries. ASUU Chairperson Chidi Mbah and Secretary Victor Obisike stated that despite announcements from the Abia government and social media reports indicating that salaries had been settled, only a few staff members with accounts at commercial banks received their April salaries, and even fewer received their May salaries.

The ASUU leaders highlighted that this inconsistency in salary payments and deductions has caused financial difficulties, anxiety, and uncertainty among the affected staff. They noted that staff members who did receive their April or May salaries experienced unexplained deductions ranging from N8,000 to N53,000.

This irregular payment system has made it difficult for the unions within the university to determine the status of their check-off dues, which are usually deducted at the source. Additionally, ASUU emphasized that 11 months of outstanding salary arrears remain unpaid, despite repeated assurances from the government.

ASUU expressed its support for Governor Alex Otti’s efforts to improve Abia State University but urged government officials to avoid politicizing the salary payment issue. They appealed to the state government to promptly address the concerns raised and ensure that all outstanding salaries, including the arrears, are paid in full to alleviate the financial hardships faced by the university staff.

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Sanusi: Ado Bayero was never Emir of Kano – Gov Yusuf’s spokesman

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Sanusi Bature, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State, has asserted that Aminu Ado Bayero was never the Emir of Kano. According to Bature, former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje appointed Bayero as the Emir of the eight metropolitan local governments of Kano city.

During an appearance on Arise Television, Bature explained that Ganduje’s appointment of Bayero as emir was part of a political maneuver that compromised the integrity of the historic Kano Emirate, which predates Nigeria and its constitution by over a thousand years.

Bature stated: “The governor’s action was intended to protect the emirate’s integrity as an institution. The Emirate of Kano has a history that predates Nigeria, with people living under a single Emir for over a thousand years. Ganduje’s administration politicized this history, which Yusuf promised to rectify during his campaign to restore the emirate’s lost glory.”

He further remarked, “This is not the first time an Emir has been deposed; Ganduje did it, and Sanusi left Kano for peace to prevail. Now Sanusi has returned to Kano after the law was repealed.”

Clarifying Bayero’s status, Bature said, “Aminu Ado Bayero was never the Emir of Kano. He was appointed as the Emir of the eight metropolitan local governments of Kano city. With the revision of the law under a unified Kano, the emirate Bayero served no longer exists. He was the Emir of the Kano city emirate, not the entire 44 local governments of Kano, a status created by Ganduje’s 2019 Emirate law.”

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Governor Yusuf deposed Ado Bayero and reinstated Muhammed Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. Despite this, Ado Bayero has refused to leave his Nassarawa palace and has challenged the state government’s action in court.

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