Today’s Headlines: Yoruba Scholars Speaks to Sunday Igboho, Amina Mohammed Speaks On Re-appointment

Yoruba Scholars Speak to Sunday Igboho

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conference of Yoruba has called for decentralisation of government to allow the six geopolitical zones in the country to have autonomy to function.

The conference, which had in attendance Yoruba scholars and traditional rulers, was

led by Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin, Toyin Falola, who submitted that decentralisation of power would solve most of the problems, including the insecurity facing the country.


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The Yoruba leaders and scholars met at Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, on Monday, for the sixth Atanda lectures and conference on Yoruba culture and society.

Amina Mohammed Speaks On Re-appointment.

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Ms. Amina Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, said the re-appointment

of Antonio Guterres as Secretary-General

by the 193 members of the global body

was a vote of confidence in his leadership.

Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the appointment of Guterres was coming at a time of extremely difficult circumstance for the world arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Abaribe to APC, PDP: Don’t deny Southeast 2023 presidential ticket.

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Senate Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe has cautioned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) against citing insecurity as a reason why the Southeast should not be given a chance to produce their 2023 presidential candidates.

Abaribe said at the inauguration of Igbonine,

a group promoting Nigerian president of Southeast extraction in Enugu, Enugu State yesterday, that the APC and the PDP cannot pretend not to be aware that the Igbo had been pushed to the fringes in the country.

He pointed out that every Igbo believes that

is a Nigerian and therefore has a legal right

”to aspire to President of Nigeria.”

Buhari’s Die-Hard Following Legendary – Garba Shehu.

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The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity remains unassailable.

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Naija News reports that the president’s spokesperson stated this while reacting

to Buhari’s recent trip to Borno State.

The president had paid an official visit to the state on Thursday where he assured of his administration’s commitment to restore

peace and to ensure that all internally displaced persons (IDPs) are resettled.

Commenting on the visit when he featured

on NTA on Monday, Garba Shehu described President Buhari’s following as “legendary”.

“He was there officially to access the security situation in Maiduguri and to commission projects,” Shehu said.

Makinde inaugurates Amotekun board in Oyo.

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Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday inaugurated the Board of the Oyo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun. DAILY POST recalls that Amotekun was established by Governors of South-West Nigeria in view of the security challenges facing the region.

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According to the Governors, the new security outfit was established in order to address the rising cases of kidnapping, killings and attack of innocent citizens in the region.

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