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Kogi Guber Race Not Inheritance: Reasons Why Gov Bello Should Consider Audu’s Family As His Successor

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His Excellency Yahaya Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State

The ascension of Governor yahaya Bello to Lugard house in 2015 was a miracle occasioned by the sudden demise of Prince Abubakar Audu, the most loved and celebrated former Governor of the confluence State, who was coasting home to victory until death took him away, preventing him to be declared winner and crown the Governor of kogi state again for the second term by the independent National Electoral Commission( INEC).

Before his death, the election was declared inconclusive by independent National electoral commission (INEC) and there was a need to conduct supplementary election by INEC before a winner could emerge.

The demise of prince Abubakar Audu was the same as the leading political party has no candidate in the supplementary election and according to electoral act, only a political party can submit the name of a candidate in an election to the electoral body.

However the leadership of All progressive congress (APC) the leading political party in the election in it wisdom and acting rightly in accordance to the electoral act summited the name of Governor Yahaya Bello, the then APC Governorship aspirant who came second behind Prince Abubakar Audu in the party’s primary election to inherit the leading votes of Late Prince Abubukar Audu, the prince of the Niger and the people mandate.

The All progressive congress ( APC) advertently won the supplementary election and Bello was declared and sworn in as the first minority Governor of Kogi State, but Political pundit who are familiar with ethnocentric politics of the state argued that if it were not for the inherited votes of Prince Abubakur Audu, it could have become nearly impossible for governor Yahaya Bello to emerge the Governor of Kogi State, even if he came first in the All progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election.

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As fate defined, Governor Yahaya Bello, a dogged fighter, with an enduring capacity, a detribalize man who has change the narrative of Kogi State Politics is now in his second term in office as executive Governor of the State.

As the political activities and permutation of picking his successor remain close to his chest, it will be a thing of joy if Governor Bello can be magnanimous in victory to consider one of the son of the man who criss cross the length and breath of the state to campaign to bring him to political limelight in Nigeria in 2015 as his successor.

Just like the house of Jesse in the bible, they are many sons who are qualify in look and stature to king of isreal, but only David who has similar character like his father was anointed by God to be King over his people from the family of Jesse.

The above narrative certainly look similar in substance and spirit to what is going on in Audu Oyidi family today, there are many of his sons who are qualify in look and stature but among them is a man who share similarity in pain and passion of their Late father, his name is Alhaji Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu.

Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, Son of former Governor of Kogi State.

THE MAN ALHAJI SHAIBU Abubakar Audu in brief.

Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is an executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Bank, the leading investment banking in Nigeria and West Africa.

Alhaji Shuaibu Audu holds a Master degree from the University of Oxford, UK. He also hold a Bachelor degree in Business Economic from University of Leicester UK and MSC in International securities investment and banking from the ICMA Centre Henly Business School, University of Reading, UK.

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He attended secondary School at both Igbinidion Education Centre Binin city and command secondary school Kaduna State.

The first great truth about the two is that Prince Abubakar Audu, the widely admired and internationally recognized Executive Governor of Kogi State was an extra ordinary proven technocrat in the banking sector, before he became Governor of Kogi State.

Alhaji Shaibu Abubakar Audu on the other hand is a technocrat with many success story in the banking sector, he is a man of multi-dimensional concept, who has certain public sector socialization, value orientation and expertise in political and economic issue.

Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, Executive Director Stanbic IBTC Bank Lagos.

The second truth about the two is that the vision of Prince Abubakar Audu for infrastructural revolution and human capital development corresponded in many regards with the love and passion all in Alhaji Shuaibu Audu has for people and infrastructural development, this can be seen in the developmental project built and donated by Prince Shuaibu Audu to various communities across Kogi State through Shuaibu Audu foundation.

Some of this projects that are recently commission by Alhaji Shauibu Abubakar Audu include, motorize borehole in Negazhi Adavai L.G.A, Kogi Central, Odolu in Kaba LGA Kogi West, Ogbonicha in Ofu LGA and Emewe Ogane Dekina L.G.A both in Kogi East respectively.

These projects cost over 30 million naira, and this project have given relief and succor to the benefiting communities.

The third great truth is that a potential Governorship of Kogi State in the person of Shuaibu Abubakar Audu, a formidable and vastly experience technocrat in his own right, would almost look very similar and equivalent in substance and spirit to a modern version of Late Prince Abubakar Audu as Governor of kogi state.

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It is on account of this similarity that the Amagam of Youths groups who work for the electoral victory of Prince Abubakar Audu champion by Comr. Alex Egbunu and Olufemi Temitayo, an astute grass root mobilizer with deep community political experience have vowed not to leave any stone unturn until the David in Audu Dynasty “Alhaji Shauibu Audu’’ emerge as governor of Kogi State come 2023 even when the Prince have not indicated interest to contest the election.

According to the Youth Leader, their choice is not because Alhaji Shuaibu Abubakar Audu is from a particular Zone, tribe or extraction but because he is selfless, decent, talented, honest, reliable, trust worthy, peace loving, and God fearing whose door are open to anyone who has a genuine need.

These ranges from poor students whose parents are unable to pay their school fees, orphans and less privilege children who has no means for education, the pregnant women, sick¸ and the aged who has no means to health care service facilities, communities who are in dear need of basic amenities.

Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu has given these categories of people hope to believe in their future. Above all, if Governor Yahaya Bello can overcome pressure from other voice of reasoning and pick Alhaji shuaibu Audu, the David in Audu dynasty and the son of the man, who spent his finances, time and energy to bring him to political lime light in Nigeria as his successor it will be appealing and politically acceptable by all right thinking Kogit and celebrated by all.

Comr. Husseini A. ALoko
National coordinator
Confluence transformation Ambassador
Write from Lokoja kogi state

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CITAD Advocates Use of Technology in the fight against Insurgency

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Abba Dukawa, Kano.

The Executive Director Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) Engineer Y.Z Yau has said that Its seem like government and its security agencies failed to restore peace in the country, Instead, they seem to be in a debate among themselves as to who can offer the most ridiculous explanation of their failure.

According to him “we are all aware that insecurity across the country has made nowhere in Nigeria a safe place in the country as Kidnapping, banditry, secessionist violence have all become common place that peace is the only illusive constant.

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Engineer Y.Z Yau made the observation in a press conference held at CITAD Kano office on Wednesday.

Explained that for the government to curtail the insecurity there is need for security agencies to increasing use of digital technology in term of intelligensia sharing among agencies to upfront merchants of violence in the country adding that reequipping our army and intelligence agencies who have been underequipped this approach will help in minimize the nation security challenge for quite long.

Saying if these criminals can wage a campaign of terror and violence using Technology and intelligence, this means that government’s’ counter insurgency must also turn to be based on intelligence, but we have not seen this in the way that army and other agencies are prosecuting the campaign against insurgents.

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Engineer Y.Z Yau added What government should do in adopting Technology and intelligence, need to develop, through consultation its Use of Technology for Counter Insurgency Plan and Strategy, Identity and address connectivity blind spots in the country, especially within environments where bandits and insurgents are operating

Cigiya Citad Kano

Cigiya Citad Kano

The statement further explain
developing a full characterisation of insurgents use of social media and track down their conversations using the identified markers and also need for internationally accepted standards, protocols for monitoring suspected insurgents
In doing these, government should not indiscriminately monitor citizens to trample and desecrate their right to digital privacy.

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People Don’t Get Over Their Problems By Running Away From Them. – Says Elempe Dele.

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People Don’t Get Over Their Problems By Running Away From Them. – Says Elempe Dele.

“To be careful about rhetorics from our leaders and even us concerning a looming civil war and or this country tilting towards a completely failed state is yet the best thing any patriot should do in an ideal situation.

However, the indices, statistics, and reality on ground must be looked at keenly so that we don’t try to wish away facts as if in them the truth of the sorry state we are will go away magically.

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People don’t get over their problems by running away from them, they face them squarely. In a country were over 100 people, including security operatives are either killed or Kidnapped on weekly basis cannot be said not to be at the verge of a civil strife of sort. In a country where each nationality is hoisting their flags and printing their own currencies in serious Secession bids cannot be said to be in a state of peace.

Elempe Dele, Edo.

Elempe Dele, Edo.

In a country where a quasi-state like Boko Haram and Bandits hold large swarth of the country as their caliphates, collecting taxes and recruiting the willing and unwilling, cannot be said to be tranquil.

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The misbegotten call those who tell it the way it is names of their own inventions, but they are those who live in lies and denials so we don’t really factor them into our candid national discussions. They are mostly small sects of blackmailers and gaslighted propagandists.

There is a simple curative lore to our problem; Buhari, who is totally absent, should resign from office with immediate effect and alacrity. He should handover to Prof. Osinbajo and let there be a convocation of a national conference to negotiate out our union.

The contraption does not seem to be working – since 1960, and it got worsened under General Buhari due to his nepotistic, tribalistic and religious tendencies. And on this basis, no united NIGERIA can be sort under him.

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Coupled with his ineptitude, clannishness, incompetence, ailment, absenteeism, he is not fit for the job, which he has never been fit for.

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Nigeria is not a small sect of people where you oversee as a mujahedeen. NIGERIA is a vast multi-ethnic nationalities with different cultures, different religious and different resources. The people are generally rebelling against Buhari’s unforced failures.”

 

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Who Can Give Me Cooking Gas; Okay, Who Will?

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Who Can Give Me Cooking Gas; Okay, Who Will?

 

A sustainable energy security in Nigeria will require a deliberate effort by government to deal. It will require a leadership that keeps the citizenry at the heart of all policy framings and execution. God has, on His part, allowed the fortunes of nature to be prodigiously generous to us as a nation.

For instance, with a massive 187 trillion cubit feet of proven gas deposit, the nation stands as a prominent member of states endowed with abundant natural gas. We therefore have no business depleting our forests in search of firewoods and charcoal. Our gas-fired power stations equally have no business shutting down due to unavailability of gas.

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If gas is made available for domestic use, a lot of stress and dangers encountered in most rural homes would have been removed. Homes merely need to light their cookers whenever it’s time to prepare a meal. The day our nation succeeds in demystifying the secrets around gas – and in this case, gas for domestic uses, the world will stand still for us. As a matter of fact, we ought to start seeing at our enormous gas deposit as a national resource upon which solutions to many of our problems rests. This clearly is a matter of urgency.

Of course, it is not all gloom for the Nigerian liquefied natural gas. Mr President is doing a magnificent lot in trying to earn big dollars from gas. Although some consider it as an elitist project because some believe that the focus is not on our kitchens but on the other nations. It is difficult to disagree with mouthers of this concern given the challenges Nigerians perennially face accessing and enjoying what is theirs. But whether the philosophy of the project is elitist or populist, that our Country is pulling this off at this time is big news (reader may Google “Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano AKK” for more on this). And, frankly, this project is massive and cheering to the heart. It is a legacy project that a younger, vibrant and boundlessly ambitious successor should warm up to.

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Many believe that the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has eyes for youthful, resourceful and useful associates in governance that is indicative of what Nigerians are looking forward to. The attractions he holds for smart people offers a rich prospect for a well managed Nigerian energy mix. It is up to his admirers across the Country and around the world to stand strong and ensure he attains the golden fleece. They must resist the inducements peddled by corrupt billionaire agents of the power grabbing elites.

I ghọtara that kain thing, my brethren?

Oshaloto Tade Joseph

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