Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
The Ozugbe community Islamiya school in Kogi LGA held its graduation ceremony on Sunday and was graced by eminent personalities including the Senior Special Assistant on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to the Governor of Kogi State, Hon. Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa who was the special guest of honour.
Barr. Tanko on Sunday, while commending the proprietors of the school, the organizers, scholars, graduating students for their maturity, peaceful and orderly conduct before, during and after the event.
Barr. Tanko who was the Administrator of Kogi LG council, called for more propagation of Islam through selfless sacrifice, donation and contribution to uplift the religion of Islam inline with Prophet Muhammad’s directive as contained in the hadith .
While congratulating the graduands for their successful completion of their study, the former council boss made a donation of cash and presented some copies of the holy Qur’an to all the female graduands.
Barr. Tanko also appreciated the presence of HRM. Ohimegye Koton-Karfe, Chiefs from other communities, women, youths and elders and prayed God to grant everyone safe return to their various destinations.
He was accompanied by his aides, family members, friends, supporters and political associates.
The Ohimegye Igu HRM. Alhaji Abdulrazaq Sani Isah-Koto, who is the Royal Father of the occasion expressed appreciation to the teachers of the Islamiyya school for their oversight towards inculcating moral values into the younger ones.
The monarch also advised muslim ummah to dedicate their wealth and energy to the propagation of Islam through building of mosques, Islamiyya schools as well as donation of essential materials that will enhance smooth running of the affairs of the institutions.
Ohimegye who lamented over security challenges in the council, thanked the state government for their support and action taken so far towards curtailing the problem.
He equally urged the residents of Ozugbe community and entire Kogi LG to unite and form vigilante group with sole aim of repelling invaders and protect their land.
According to the royal Father, those invaders get help from people within to carry out the attacks, assuring the residents that with their support the threats will be overcomed.
Highlight of event was recitation from the glorious Qur’an by graduands, presentation of Holy Qur’an by the paramount ruler on behalf of Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa to the female graduands and special prayer offered for Ohimegye and the entire people of Kogi Local Government Area.
Education Development: Nasarawa Assembly passes College of Nursing and Midwifery bill into law.
The Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has passed into law a Bill for a Law for the Establishment of the Nasarawa State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Lafia and for Other Matters Related Thereto.
Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced this after Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading during the House proceedings today in Lafia.
Balarabe Abdullahi said that the bill if finally assented to by Gov. Abdullahi Sule would provide a ground for training and continuing education for the existing Nursing and Midwifery manpower.
” The college will train the needed Nursing and Midwifery manpower to the highest standard in the health sector.
” To promote , through teaching, research and other means , the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to the needs of the state.
” To organize from time to time in service vocational courses for serving nurses ,midwives and other relevant medical and health personnel on hospital and patient management, medical, health computer sciences and technology among other benefits,” he said.
He also said that the bill would boost health manpower development in the state if finally assented to by the governor.
The speaker directed the clerk of the House to produce a clean coy of the bill for Gov. Sule’s necessary action.
Earlier, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the passage of the bill into third reading.
Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion.
The House unanimously passed the bill into third reading.
Meanwhile, the House deliberated on report of the House Standing Committee on Works and Transport on a Bill for a Law for the Establishment of the Nasarawa State Infrastructure Maintenance and Haulage Fee and for Other Matters Connected Thereto.
The speaker slated Monday, Aug.9, 2021 for the third reading of the bill after Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the adoption of the report on the bill which was seconded by Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba, the Deputy Minority Leader of the House .
Why APC Congress Is Being Delayed In FCT – Hon Zakari Angulu Dobi Revealed
By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
A former house of representatives member, who represented Abuja South federal constituency, Hon Zakari Angulu Dobi, said the conduct of the party’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congresses in the territory, was being delayed to enable all the party’s stakeholders to meet in order to unanimously agreed on one position.
Hon Dobi, a founding leader of APC in the FCT, spoke with newsmen shortly after a closed door’s meeting with the chairman of Abaji area council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, when he visited him in his office on Monday.
He said until the party’s stakeholders meet to delibrate extensively to ascertain if there are crisis or factions within the party.
” But as it is, our thinking is either to go on with the congresses or wait after the council election, as FCT has a different case compare to other states and the difference is such that we are thinking that we don’t want to go into congresses and create problem for the party,”he said.
He added ” we are also thinking of writing jointly to the national body of the party seeking for a step down of the congresses in FCT, so that after the election, we can now go on with congresses, but that is my personal opinion,” he said.
Global Times Nigeria report that the APC in the FCT was among some states that did not conduct its wards congresses across the six area councils in the territory, which held last Saturday.
Akwa Ibom APC Congress: PDP Youths Mock Akpabio, Says “He’s Been Reduced To A Political Nothing”
A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), youths, PDP Youths Congress, PDPYC, has described the treatment meted out to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, by the APC in Akwa Ibom State, as the beginning of his reward for political harlotry and betrayer of the PDP, a party that gave him everything politically.
On Saturday, angry protesters drawn from the faction loyal to Senator Akpabio had protested at the All Progressives Congress, APC, secretariat in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, seeking the cancellation of the ward congress exercise. They accused the National Caretaker Secretary, Senator John Udoedehe, of “fraudulently manipulating the lists to include only his loyalists as candidates for the wards and chapter congresses.”
Reacting, the PDPYC said it was shameful that Senator Akpabio, who, while in PDP, was a highly respected politician but today, is crying over APC ward congress like a rat being pursued by a hungry cat. Shameful!
In a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the PDPYC Director of Communications and Mobilization, Comrade Akpan Ibor, the youths said more humiliation still awaits Akpabio in APC, unless he retraced his steps back to PDP and apologise to the party members and supporters.
What happened to Senator Godswill Akpabio is the beginning of the humiliation he will suffer in the APC. More will still come because by 2023, he won’t be able to field himself and any of his loyalists as candidates in APC.
Imagine a Akpabio, having to organise protest and set born fire at APC secretariat in Uyo over ward congress. Isn’t it shameful?
That is what you get when you engage yourself in political harlotry, moving from your own political mansion to become a tenant in other people’s political boys quarter.
If he had not decamped to APC out of political greed, Akpabio would still have remained in the Senate as the Minority Leader, a position that is more honourable than that of Minister of Niger Delta Affairs that he is holding now.
As for us in the PDPYC, we don’t pity Akpabio and his likes. We only hope that others will learn from the political misfortune that is befalling him in APC.
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