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Plateau Massacre: Tinubu failed Nigerians – Adegboruwa

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Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has asserted that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has let down the Nigerian populace. Adegboruwa made this declaration on Wednesday in response to the Christmas Eve massacre in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi local government areas (LGAs) of Plateau State, where over 100 people were killed.

Expressing his views, Adegboruwa pointed to the revelation by Plateau State Governor Caleb Mutfwang, who stated that terrorists had permanently taken over and inhabited over 64 communities in the state for more than two years. Adegboruwa sees this as a clear confirmation of the lack of transparency on the part of leaders in addressing the concerns of the people.

He highlighted that the federal government’s primary responsibility is the security of the people, but the administration led by Tinubu has not met expectations in this crucial aspect.

Adegboruwa expressed his dissatisfaction with the governance in Nigeria since May 29, 2023, stating that the well-being of Nigerians has declined, and life has become uncertain and challenging. He asserted that the verdict on the streets across various cities in the country is that the current government has failed the people.

Citing Section 14(2)(a) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, he emphasized that the government’s primary purpose should be the security and welfare of the people. Beyond security concerns, Adegboruwa criticized the Tinubu administration for imposing suffering, mass hunger, and poverty through failed economic policies that have resulted in inflation and widespread hardship.

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He accused the government of employing the slogan of “Renewed Hope” to lull the people into complacency while leaders enjoy luxury and affluence. Adegboruwa called on the President to either implement tangible programs to improve the lives of Nigerians or resign if there is no genuine commitment to addressing the current economic challenges.

Governor Mutfwang had earlier revealed that the death toll from the Christmas Eve attacks had risen to 115. In response, President Tinubu directed security agencies to take immediate action, thoroughly investigate the area, and apprehend the culprits.

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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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