Sultan, Fayemi, other State Govs. converge in Abuja for Unity Summit

A national socio-political group, the National Prosperity Movement, (NPM), is organising a National Unity Summit in Abuja, aimed at providing a platform for illustrious Nigerians from all walks of life and representing diverse interests and groups to have a meaningful conversation. According to the organisers, the Summit, with the theme: ‘Peace, unity, equity and nation-building’, will also provide new perspectives to the issues of equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for Nigerians and in the end, stimulate the process of national healing, understanding and progress. “We believe that we can have…

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External forces behind secessionist agitators in Nigeria — Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has made a shocking revelation that some external forces are behind those agitating for the break up of Nigeria across ethnic lines. Governor Fayemi said that the agitations were part of calculated plans by external forces in collaboration with their conspirators in the country to disintegrate Nigeria and cause an untold humanitarian crisis. He stated this at the weekend in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, at a colloquium held to mark this year’s June 12 with the theme: “June 12: Securing the Freedom of Democracy”.…

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“Organise to kick out APC if you are dissatisfied” – Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has urged youths to reconsider their plans of relocation and stay back to help make Nigeria better. The governor stated these yesterday, during an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre in the State. Fayemi advised youths to organise ways to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress, (APC), from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Fayemi specifically mentioned Canada which, according to him, has a glass ceiling, unlike Nigeria. He told the youths, “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is…

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Insecurity: “We are dealing with the consequence of 33% unemployment rate”, Says Fayemi

The Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has stated that insecurity in Nigeria is a consequence of unemployment. The governor, while speaking at the programme ‘Financing Safe Schools’ yesterday, said Nigeria needs to do more to address insecurity in the country. The governor said there is a need for a coordinated response to unemployment and addressing the socio-economic effects on citizens. “Even when we do all that is required of us, that is, stemming the tide of the problem of insecurity, brigandage, I think we need to look at the broader…

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Covid-19 – Govs. worry about vaccines’ delivery, demand local production

Nigerian state governors want the Federal Government to expedite actions on local production of COVID-19 vaccine instead of relying on foreign pharmaceutical firms. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), Dr. Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this yesterday after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governors are also not comfortable with the lack of clarity on when the vaccines will arrive in Nigeria, and told President Muhammadu Buhari to accelerate the delivery. Nigeria is expecting the delivery of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX,…

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Insecurity: “We’re tired, frustrated”, Nigerian Governors’ Forum cries out

Governors of the 36 States under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), have expressed worries over the deteriorating security challenges bedeviling the country, particularly the North-West region. The Chairman of the Forum and Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who disclosed this to journalists yesterday in Katsina, said killings, kidnappings and other nefarious activities had become a daily occurrence in the country. Fayemi, flanked by the Kebbi State governor, Atiku Abubakar Bagudu; Sokoto State governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, had earlier held a closed-meeting before he addressed newsmen. They…

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Arewa House@50: ‘This is not Sardauna’s North’, Sultan laments

‘We need to re-create Nigeria’ – Fayemi Says Nigeria’s amalgamation not a mistake As the North marks the 50th anniversary of its Centre for Historical Documentation and Research, otherwise known as Arewa House, in Kaduna, the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has lamented that the North of today is a far departure from what the late Premier of the North and Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello planned for the region. The Sultan, who stated this in his remarks at the first session of the celebration, said…

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