Nigerian News from Leadership News http://leadership.ng Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:59:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 In Defence Of Buhari’s Governmenthttp://leadership.ng/opinions/547873/in-defence-of-buharis-government http://leadership.ng/opinions/547873/in-defence-of-buharis-government#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:59:24 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547873 Nigeria is a unique country, one that boasts of too many intelligent commentators and critical analysts.
Going through Nigerian dailies, this much can be deduced from the many opinion pages. However, the sore point with the litany of commentators, opinion writers and analysts in Nigeria is that most of them have lately constituted themselves into prophets of doom, naysayers and masters of letters but without any substance.
It is disheartening that most of these people seem to think that by virtue of the letters after their names, they know better than those of us without a letter apart from the initials before our surnames. So they come out with ‘abracadabra’ to confuse the masses.
They have used every trick in the book to confuse the masses of the good works of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, casting doubts on the giant strides the All Progressives Congress (APC) government have made since May 2015.
The simple truth is that this man, BUHARI, is doing a wonderful job in eradicating the pests and madness of our society – corruption, indiscipline, insecurity etc.
The question I have always asked these band of prophets of doom and naysayers is where were they when certain officials gathered together and decided to share money that was meant for the procurement of heavy military hardware to fight terrorism.
Or who could have been bold enough to prosecute a sitting senate president, top politicians and popular individuals without fear?  Who else could have tackled upcoming terrorism as ‘Biafra agitators’ and the menace of renewed militancy in the South South?
The lessons we are learning now,  is that if the now fading Boko Haram nuisance had been dealt with through military response, like we are witnessing, they would  have been history by now.
The point l am making is that instead of criticisms,  these so called ‘Dr. Know alls’ should come up with solutions to support and help the progressive movement.
But unfortunately, even if this man, Buhari, assumes some supernatural powers and walks on waters, this same set of naysayers will say it is because he cannot swim. It is a known fact that you cannot please all the people and one challenge I have consciously thrown at our band of intellectuals is that they should tell the masses names of the individuals they think can perform better than President Buhari.
The time has come for Nigerians as a people to learn to show appreciation for their leaders so that our country can move forward – for the sake of our future and generations yet unborn.
One of the things our band of critics have been talking about lately is that the president has been appointing people from a particular section of the country into positions in the country. In as much as these people have the right to their opinions, there is the need for us to be objective.
What the greatest critics of Buhari have forgotten is that the overall interest of the nation and the ability of the appointed persons to move the nation forward is the most important.Whether he puts his mother, his dad or his whole clan in positions, is unimportant, as long as we are moving forward.
The truth is that if we had continued with “you chop, l chop” PDP, things would have been worse. Even the developed countries went through hard times before they got better.Today, Nigeria is a better place in the sphere of security, thanks to President Buhari.
If you come to Abuja, you can feel the peace and calmness around; people go about their businesses, go worshipping in their churches and mosques without the fear Boko Haram. Hooligans parading the street of Onitsha in the name of Biafra were quickly quietened, the marauders, lawlessly carrying guns in military style, vandalising oil pipelines and terrorising communities in the name of Avengers, behaving like they are untouchables – to their own misfortune, when the forces of real military action came on them, fell to pieces. This is what a real military in Nigeria should be.
It does not really matter what people say, the military command under Gen. Tukur Buratai is doing a fabulous work and does not need distractions from negative press the way our prophets of doom and naysayers are going about it.
If the militants and other violent groups disturbing the peace and economy of this nation want dialogue, they will be listened to but if all the stolen money from former president Goodluck Jonathan’s regime is being used to buy guns and bombs and handed over to some thugs to start war (because EFCC is closing in on them), what do you expect – “… War only begets war… “.
Histories are written by victors, not the defeated.
Like l rightly said, even if Buhari walks on water, it won’t marvel those who are set in their ways, as in the case of our Lord, Jesus Christ – you will still say it’s because he couldn’t swim.
– El- Buraimoh is of Ripples Nigeria.

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Buckwyld ‘N’ Breathless: 2face, MI To Headline World Class Concerthttp://leadership.ng/entertainment/547879/buckwyld-n-breathless-2face-mi-to-headline-world-class-concert http://leadership.ng/entertainment/547879/buckwyld-n-breathless-2face-mi-to-headline-world-class-concert#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:55:59 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547879 Tuface-and-MIPlans are unfolding to showcase a world class Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert tagged The Disruption to be headlined by 2face and MI Abaga. Efe Omoregbe, CEO Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless Media Network in a media parley in Lagos said the concert will be nothing short of extraordinary, a fusion of what he describes as ‘Power of...]]> Tuface-and-MI

Plans are unfolding to showcase a world class Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless concert tagged The Disruption to be headlined by 2face and MI Abaga.
Efe Omoregbe, CEO Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless Media Network in a media parley in Lagos said the concert will be nothing short of extraordinary, a fusion of what he describes as ‘Power of Music put together by the greatest acts to come out of Nigeria’.
The Disruption concert combines theatrical performance, dance and music, telling the legendary tale of Nigeria’s world class talents- 2Baba and MI Abaga who have collaborated on major hits songs and have journeyed to fame by sheer hard work and raw talent. Some of the elites present at the event include Sound Sultan, Vector, Kelly Handsome, Cohbams Asuquo , Djinee and of course the major headliner, MI and 2face Idibia, the host.
The organisers unveiled Vanessa Mdee, Waje, Jesse Jagz, Nosa, Ice Prince , Sound Sultan, Vector, and Cohbams Asuquo as headliners of the concert with Andre Blaze as the host, accompanied by Emma Ugolee and a special celebrity guest yet to be unveiled as co-hosts of the concert.

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I’m Not Begging To Collaborate With International Stars – Olamidehttp://leadership.ng/entertainment/547877/im-not-begging-to-collaborate-with-international-stars-olamide http://leadership.ng/entertainment/547877/im-not-begging-to-collaborate-with-international-stars-olamide#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:53:45 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547877 OlamideIt seems Olamide believes he can be compared to late Nigerian music sensation, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who he said never paid any international artiste to collaborate with him, yet he is still revered all over the world. He was speaking recently on Hip TV, where he revealed that if Fela didn’t hustle to collaborate with...]]> Olamide

It seems Olamide believes he can be compared to late Nigerian music sensation, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, who he said never paid any international artiste to collaborate with him, yet he is still revered all over the world.
He was speaking recently on Hip TV, where he revealed that if Fela didn’t hustle to collaborate with international stars why he should.
The most talented rapper (for now), has divulged that he will never pay to collaborate with an international artiste.
He said Fela didn’t even do any international collaboration before they recognised him in the international market.
‘It’s not about hustling for that sh*t; I won’t hustle for that sh*t.
Everywhere I’ve been to right now, is based on grace of God — I just want to hustle for my stuff, live my dream — we are not bothered‘, he said. ‘To hustle for anyone to be on my track, that’s a no, no. I’m on my Fela P right now. Fela didn’t hustle for anybody to be on his track, he lived his life. He made his music, and when he died, they started copying his style.’ He explained.

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Buhari’s Silence And Destiny Of APChttp://leadership.ng/opinions/547875/buharis-silence-and-destiny-of-apc http://leadership.ng/opinions/547875/buharis-silence-and-destiny-of-apc#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:51:47 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547875 buhariiiWhen President Muhammudu Buhari came on board to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s presidential candidate during the 2015 presidential election, some Nigerians foresaw a glimpse of hope following his integrity quotient and his readiness to rebrand the country through a corruption free and sound leadership. Some concerned Nigerians...]]> buhariii

When President Muhammudu Buhari came on board to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the party’s presidential candidate during the 2015 presidential election, some Nigerians foresaw a glimpse of hope following his integrity quotient and his readiness to rebrand the country through a corruption free and sound leadership.

Some concerned Nigerians who were tired of the abysmal display of the then ruling party, saw the APC as a suitable replacement of the Peoples Democratic Party whose over 15 years of fiasco laden administration incurred the present economic hardship for the country.

It is worthy of note to say that, the manner in which President Buhari was accepted by the generality of the people of Nigeria was overwhelming especially because no opposition party in the history of the country ever had electoral effrontery to unseat an incumbent government.

But the Nigerian people were taken aback to see that, after one year of being in the leadership at the centre, the president appears to be extremely silent over some cogent issues that bother on national destiny and the welfare of the people of Nigeria as enshrined in the party’s manifesto during the electioneering campaign thereby putting the destiny of our great party, the APC in jeopardy.

While we expects the president and his handlers to hit the ground running by putting down a structured economic modality and result oriented leadership plan, it was however disheartening to note that, it took the present administration almost six months to inaugurate its cabinet members.

Besides, majority of the promises made to the people which wooed them into loving the APC have not seen the light of fulfilment and this has glaringly resulted to a national ecclesiae as the Change Mantra we fought for with the last drop of our blood has turned to ‘Change,’ denoting poverty, scarcity and lack.

While some Nigerians are complaining of sentimental appointment by the president, where a certain region is favoured above other regions in the country, we in the APC, are aware that the various political blogs that make up the APC comprising of ACN, ANPP, CPC, and a faction of APGA are not finding it funny as it is obvious that, those from the platform of the CPC enjoy the favour of the president more than others.

I am writing this article out of passion, interest, and commitment to nurture, grow, and develop our great party, the APC.  However, it is pertinent to inform my esteem readers that, I will be dishing out informative and educative articles periodically to serve as a guide post to national sensitisation and public enlightening.

It is indeed obvious that, my dear party, the APC has been carried away by the euphoria of electoral victory and have jettisoned the vital component of governance that will benefit the people of Nigeria and unite APC members.

It is glaring that we urgently need to embark on party reform in APC with the aim of leveraging on our party’s popularity and checkmating the undue manner of handling avoidable errors which are capable of undermining our party’s ideals and unity.

Mr. President Sir, Nigerian people elected you to occupy the highest office in the land, the Aso Villa, in such a time when there was a palpable lacuna in the national leadership. With their bare hands, they thumb-printed the ballot papers for you. They procured your victory through their permanent voter cards as well as their determined resolve to set a platform for the journey of a new dawn.

The poor and the ignored people of the society were mostly the ones that fought for your victory. With their sweat, they graded the road for your safe trip to Aso Villa; they therefore deserve to enjoy the core dividends of democracy.

Since the reign of the Fourth Republic, it has been known that between the leaders and the led, there seems to be a master-servant relationship which has culminated to sharp inequality in the Nigerian society thereby besmirching the core values of an egalitarian state.  This, you said you would fight during your campaign where Nigerians can have equal treatments across board.

The leadership that Nigerians are expecting from you sir, is the kind that is rooted in love. This is further buttressed in the first stanza of our most respected National Anthem which says, “…To serve our fatherland with ‘love’ and strength and faith…”  Love remains one of the core ingredients for service as its absence will wreck the motive for leadership.

When love is absent, leadership becomes hardship and instead of constructing and improving on the lives of the people, the leaders will end destroying the institutions in the land as well as the people they lead. With love, Nigerians brought you to power through their votes and in the same token you will lead them to the desired shoreline of their prosperity.

As a God elected father over the Nigerian state, you have said in many of your speeches that, in your regime, there will not be disparity between you and the people that elected you. Only love will make you walk that talk.

Only a love filled regime will confer its people with basic needs where according to you, no Nigerian will go to bed with hunger. A love filled policy and workable approaches are what every leader needs to fight poverty in the land. But today, Nigerians are not only going to bed with hunger, they are dying of hunger while some of them out of impatience have started stealing pots of soup to survive.

Your Excellency Sir, may your love for democratic shepherd-hood over your new bride (Nigeria) be so lavished on her to a degree that she may not have a need to look somewhere else to fill her love tank.

Nigeria has been in and out of love for over a decade and half, the love union which has been marked with spiky infidelity. However, infidelity in leadership occurs when a leader fails to practice what he preaches and the followers are not loyal to obeying the law of the land.

Sir, Nigerians have suffered infidelity in the hands of its handlers before now. The Peoples Democratic Party, to whom the country was first betrothed, deceived her, denied her of her deserved welfare, developmental packages and then divorced her without any alimony to cater for her children.

To avoid repeating the errors of the PDP, it is high time we put our house in order so as to redeem our image and tell Nigerians that we have better alternative than the Peoples Democratic Party whose impunity and maladministration wrecked and undeveloped the country.

Ohikere wrote in from Abuja.

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Halima Idris: From Fan To `http://leadership.ng/entertainment/547870/halima-idris-from-fan-to http://leadership.ng/entertainment/547870/halima-idris-from-fan-to#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:48:39 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547870 halimaThe creative and motion picture industry in the North has clinched yet another success with Hajiya Halima, who is also known as the ‘Queen of creativity’ hit a home run with her excellent performance in the new play! She is the President of the Arewa Creative Industry, a nucleus that serves as a hub for...]]> halima

The creative and motion picture industry in the North has clinched yet another success with Hajiya Halima, who is also known as the ‘Queen of creativity’ hit a home run with her excellent performance in the new play!

She is the President of the Arewa Creative Industry, a nucleus that serves as a hub for resourceful and artistic exhibition. The industry gets a formal debut during the Eid-el-Fitr (Sallah) celebrations, last June in capital city of Kaduna State. The success of the event put her shoulder to the wheel by the hardwork recorded. Hajiya Halima Idris is now the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Kaduna State on Creative Art Development.

Originally, the Queen of Creativity has a passion in the creative industry as one of its biggest fans; she vouch to make difference with the most difficult segment in the society –  the youth! She has been identified as an icon who feels there’s more to the youthful imbalance in the society. For Halima, the youth restiveness we are witnessing today is dangerously accelerating, while moral and other means of curbing it are, if not stagnant, moving slowly. She once put it that drug abuse among youths has become the order of the day. “Our kids and wards are engage in different aspect of hooliganism, which unleash irreparable material loss, anguish, hatred, revenge, pain and moral degradation on youth, families and society at large. Therefore, I am of the opinion that we all come together and draw lasting solutions to the menace. As against this background, the Arewa Creative Industry came on board, to assemble quite a number of youths, to support them in their various skills in order to make them relevant to the society.”

The Queen of crectivity always observe that youth edginess that breeds ferocity, were initially a tertiary institution affair, but then crept into all the nooks and crannies of society, especially amidst teenagers in neighbourhoods and in secondary schools. In the past three years, according to her, our communities witness a lot of hazards due to the unscrupulous behaviours in the society.

“That is the main reason why I always sit with them, understand them and decided to get them a solution, which is to create a platform to promote them both nationally and internationally. As well teach them how to upgrade their goods and services for exportation,” she said.

A number of studies according to her have identified factors responsible for such menace, which include the peer motivated excitement of the youths through societal influence, the hostile pursuit of patriotic ideas, and perceived victimization arising from economic exploitation among others.

“My mind keeps reflecting on so many issues concerning the youthful unrest in our society today. It is very painful to note that lack of benevolence and social welfare, motivation from leaders and government officials all fuel the peril. Therefore, this venture we are into will no doubt look at such issues critically and make a workable plan on how to address them.

“And I will seize this opportunity to call on the youth and all our target audience to see this as an effort to liberate them, for the betterment of the society,” she prayed.

She added that youths are bedrock of the society and future leaders, therefore their dynamisms, invention, character and orientation define the pace of development and security of a nation. “I can tell you that the popular adage in Hausa language that says ‘Youths are tomorrow’s leaders’ is factual. We can view it from this angle that a society can reap from their giant strides in economic development and socio-political attainments, so I want to assure all youths in Kaduna State and the north as a whole that this support by Governor el-Rufai shall never be in vain.”

Before picking up the current appointment, her industry stood in to act very well in bringing down the restiveness to its barest minimum in the North. Her team noticed that there has been an increase in the occurrence of acts of violence and lawlessness, including things like hostage-taking of prominent citizens. And yet some group well-meaning youths are into artistic foray, therefore she deemed it fit that she can use her medium and hunt for such natural talents and make them good ambassadors of cubing the atrocities in the society.

“My target in this drive will be teenagers, those in secondary schools and their mates at home, including the emerging talents in Hausa motion picture industry, among others, and all those who don’t have access to secondary education, due to poor financial backgrounds or other factors. Since they are still young, they can easily imbibe good moral and ethical tenets, which will guide them through entertainment.” She said.

As a Special Adviser to the governor on creative arts, her office is going to be vast because it involves anybody that uses his brain to create something through entertainment and all works of life. “My office is going to be open to the teeming youths in the society with talents. My primary assignment here is to make Kaduna State one of the hub cities in Nigeria that attract the world through tourism and investments. The governor has interest in making his state great again, as it was during the time of our past leaders. Therefore, creativity is giving the highest priority for the youths in the society,” she pointed out.

Her initiative aims at curbing the menace of gangsters, cultism, drug abuse through ethical reorientation and values reorientation of youths, especially teenagers as they are most vulnerable group. It is also hoped that her office will carry out the project successfully.

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FAAC: FG Records N250.970bn Fall In Revenuehttp://leadership.ng/news/547871/faac-fg-records-n250-970bn-fall-in-revenue http://leadership.ng/news/547871/faac-fg-records-n250-970bn-fall-in-revenue#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:38:55 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547871 FAAC-MembersThe Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday announced a revenue shortfall of N250.970billion to the federation account for the month of July 2016. The statutory revenue that accrued to the nation’s account dropped from the N538.788 billion received in June to N287.819 billion in July, representing 11 per cent decrease. Permanent secretary, federal ministry of finance,...]]> FAAC-Members

The Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) yesterday announced a revenue shortfall of N250.970billion to the federation account for the month of July 2016.
The statutory revenue that accrued to the nation’s account dropped from the N538.788 billion received in June to N287.819 billion in July, representing 11 per cent decrease. Permanent secretary, federal ministry of finance, Alh. Mahmoud Isa Dutse who briefed journalists after the meeting blamed the development on the renewed activities of pipeline vandalism my Niger Delta militants.
“The gross statutory revenue of N287,219 billion received for the month was lower than the N538.788 billion received in the previous month by N250.970,” Dutse said while addressing the media after the program that ended by 8:57 pm.
Meanwhile, the Permanent secretary disclosed that the statutory Revenue for the month is N268.772 billion. While the sum of N6.330 billion was refunded by NNPC to the federal government. There was also a distribution of N1.373 billion excess bank charges recovered from 2008 to 2012, even as he added that there was another Exchange gain of N70.307 billion for the current month and N36.494 billion arrears of May, 2016 that are proposed for distribution. “The total revenue distributable for the currently month (including VAT) is N443.663 billion,” he stated.
A breakdown of the distribution table showed that the federal government got the lion share of 52.68 per cent, representing N129.212 billion while the state and Local governments took 65.538 or 26.72 per cent and N50.527, representing 20.60 per cent respectively.
Meanwhile, a total sum of N12.874 billion was paid as 13 per cent derivation to oil and other mineral resources producing states in the country as against the 17.124 billion that was shared to them in the previous month.

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Stop The Blame Game, Get To Work- Soludo Tells APChttp://leadership.ng/news/547859/stop-the-blame-game-get-to-work-soludo-tells-apc http://leadership.ng/news/547859/stop-the-blame-game-get-to-work-soludo-tells-apc#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:35:39 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547859 charles-soludoFormer Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo yesterday told the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to shift from the usual blame game to more action. Professor Soludo who spoke in Kaduna at the Progressive Governors forum’s 4th‎ progressive governance lecture series with the theme: “Building the economy of states: challenges of developing...]]> charles-soludo

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo yesterday told the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to shift from the usual blame game to more action.

Professor Soludo who spoke in Kaduna at the Progressive Governors forum’s 4th‎ progressive governance lecture series with the theme: “Building the economy of states: challenges of developing inclusively sustainable growth” said, “You can blame PDP; blame oil price; blame corruption: Nigerians elected APC to sort out their problems assuming that things will get better.”

He said for Nigeria to come out of its current challenge, there must be a coalition of economic policies that can deal with desperate socio-economic issues in a systematic and sustainable manner.

This is just as he said, the collapse in oil prices is a blessing for Nigeria to start a new beginning and that it is also a clarion call to press the restart button and begin afresh.

He said, the country at the moment is dealing with political, economic and social shocks, stressing that growth in Nigeria and states will not be inclusive if we don’t break the dynasties of poverty and maximise the comparative and competitive advantages.

According to him, no state can develop sustainably if the overall governance and economy are in crisis, stressing that Nigeria economy in terms of dollar has collapsed by about 50 per cent.
“Nigeria is facing unprecedented and tremendous political and economic challenges with global and local dynamics. Regardless of these challenges, opportunities and possibilities abound if we address some fundamental issues. The key to achieving this is to have a development plan that is anchored on realising inclusive and sustainable growth.’’ He said.

Inclusive and Sustainable growth cannot be achieved without conscious efforts to deconstruct the dynasties of poverty and maximise states and Nigeria’s comparative and competitive advantage.

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Boko Haram: MAUTECH, Army To Organise Conference On Peace, Reconstructionhttp://leadership.ng/news/547868/boko-haram-mautech-army-to-organise-conference-on-peace-reconstruction http://leadership.ng/news/547868/boko-haram-mautech-army-to-organise-conference-on-peace-reconstruction#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:32:45 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547868 Modibbo-Adama-University-of-Technology-YolaModibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola is to host a regional conference on peace building and reconstruction in the Chad Basin. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Kyari Mohammed made this known in Yola while briefing newsmen on preparations for the 21st and 22nd convocation ceremony of the university coming up on Saturday....]]> Modibbo-Adama-University-of-Technology-Yola

Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola is to host a regional conference on peace building and reconstruction in the Chad Basin.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Kyari Mohammed made this known in Yola while briefing newsmen on preparations for the 21st and 22nd convocation ceremony of the university coming up on Saturday.
Mohammed said that as a university in one of the areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, MAUTECH wanted to use its expertise in peace building and conflict management in bringing succour to the region.
“Following the successes recorded by our gallant security forces in the liberation of most of the occupied territories from Boko Haram insurgents; we have decided to partner with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre to host a regional conference with the theme ‘, Peace Building and Reconstruction in the Chad Basin”.
Mohammed said that the conference which was scheduled to hold from September 26 to 28 would attract resource persons from Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
He said the conference would be declared open by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo while former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar would be the keynote speaker.
“Other prominent speakers include Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazzau (rtd), Minister of Interior, Emeritus Professor Anthony Asiwaju, Prof. Eghosa Osaghae, and Prof. Okey Ibeanu all from Nigeria.
From our neighbouring countries are Prof. Issa Saibou and Babette Koulchomi from the University de Maroua in Cameroon, Prof. Zakariya Ousmanou and Attem Doutoum from Chad as well as Prof. Hadiza Kiari-Fougo from Niger,” Kyari said.

He said that during the conference, the university would use the opportunity to inaugurate some of its projects including hostels.

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Army Arrests 3 Suspected Kidnappers In Bauchihttp://leadership.ng/news/547862/army-arrests-3-suspected-kidnappers-in-bauchi http://leadership.ng/news/547862/army-arrests-3-suspected-kidnappers-in-bauchi#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:29:11 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547862 Troops of 33 Brigade, Nigerian Army, deployed at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, have on Wednesday arrested three suspected kidnappers in the state.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
Usman said two of the suspects were arrested at Badiko village in Toro Local Government Area, “following a tip-off by well- meaning Nigerians”.
Usman gave the names of the suspects as Dayibu Abdullahi and Nasiru Adamu.
He said the soldiers had also recovered a bag containing N439,000 and some personal effects from the suspects.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident,” the Army Spokesman said.
He said the other suspect, Jibrin Dakam, was caught by the troops at Magama, also in Toro Local Government Area, on the same day.
The Army spokesman said preliminary investigation confirmed that Dakam escaped from their den at Jenge following the military Operation FOREST KUNAMA at Lame-Burra forest, recently.
“It was further confirmed that he frequently supplied alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers,’’ he said.
Usman also disclosed that troops deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint near Durum, in Bauchi Local Government Area, of the same unit, arrested a suspected armed bandit named Adamu Saleh.
He said Saleh was found to be in possession of eight rounds of 7.62mm (Special), two cell phones and local charms.
“All the suspects are being interrogated before their eventual handing over to other relevant security agencies’’ the Army spokesman said.

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U.S. Pledges To Help Nigeria Diversify Economyhttp://leadership.ng/news/547863/u-s-pledges-to-help-nigeria-diversify-economy http://leadership.ng/news/547863/u-s-pledges-to-help-nigeria-diversify-economy#respond Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:28:03 +0000 http://www.leadership.ng/?p=547863 The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, says that his country will do everything in its power to help Nigeria diversify from single to multiple resources dominated economy.
This is contained in statement from the information Unit, U.S. Department of State, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kerry held a meeting with the workers and families of U.S. Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday, where he made the statement.
Kerry commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to moving the country forward by dealing with corruption, economic challenges and the challenge of Boko Haram.
The secretary noted with concern that Nigeria was a single-resource dominated economy.
According to him, the reduction in the global price of oil, which is a major driver of Nigerian economy, is a huge challenge to it.
“We are making enormous progress in pushing back against Boko Haram, and I came here now to reaffirm the promise of the United States to stand by Nigeria, to help Nigeria.
“We will win this battle against Boko Haram, I promise you. And we will also do everything in our power to help to adjust the economy to a change.
“No country should be single-resource dominated in its economy, and the lesson is you have got to diversify,” he said.
Kerry said that unlike most country he visited which had transitioned, “Nigeria is a country yet to fully transition.’’
He told the workers that they were really part of a critical moment of transformation, and it’s a wonderful thing to be able to work in an embassy.
Kerry said they were working in a place where U.S. policies were geared to try to help accelerate that transformation and shape that transformation.
He commended the efforts of more than 500 local workers at the embassy whom he said had helped to change lives.
The U.S. secretary of state lauded them for making a choice to better the lots of people by choosing to work at the embassy.
He said that they could also make a difference in the life of people, a country and help the planet to be a better, safer, more prosperous place.

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