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Daura’s Emir turbans President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, district head

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Yusuf Buhari, the only son of President Muhammadu Buhari is now Talban Daura and district head of Kwasarawa community.

Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouk Umar, turbaned him on Saturday
According to the Emir Buhari deserved to be so appointed as district head considering the developmental strides brought to the emirate by his father.

With the new role, Buhari(jnr) would be visiting Daura regularly and be participating in the daily routines of the emirate council, contributing his quota toward its development.

The emir commended President Buhari for the positive impact his administration was making in rejuvenating the nation’s infrastructure and for its economic diversification.

Recently President Buhari’s nephew Musa Haro was appointed as district head of Buhari’s ancestral town of Dumurkol.

Dignitaries that graced Yusuf Buhari’s turbanning incuded Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila.

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State, Kano State’s Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, were equally in attendance.

Also in attendance were the Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, former governor of Borno, Ali Modu Sheriff and members of the Katsina State House of Assembly.

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Creativity Minister set to shed more light on strategies for building creative economy

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The Minister of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa is expected to speak on ‘Culture and Creativity as a Catalytic Force for Transformative Impact’ at a round table discussion billed for Goal House on Wednesday January 17, 2024 in Davos, Switzerland.

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the minister, Nneka Nkem Anibeze in a statement indicated thst Musawa who will be joined by over 20 other high level participants will discuss shaping and investing in the culture and creative economy as well as partnerships and collaborative actions that will enable the country to generate $100b by 2030.

“Later, the Ministry of Art, Culture and the Creative Economy will host the world to a cultural night tagged the ‘Nigeria Reception’.

“The event which is in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy will feature an exhibition of Nigerian art, culture and music, celebrating and showcasing Nigeria’s diverse cultural heritage on the global stage.

The statement quoted the Minister to have indicated that the evening will afford the country an opportunity to showcase Nigeria’s culture to the world and establish global connections to unlock the creative economy.

“The Art and Culture sector accounts for 2.3 million jobs, representing about 3.5% of the labour force in Nigeria.

“We are looking to connect with global networks which we believe can expand the local market dynamics to create growth and jobs for our teeming creatives, beef up the driving force for the economy and society and set up long-term strategies for the creative industry”.

Goals House is a diverse community of business and political leaders, activists, NGOs and entrepreneurs who come together at significant global moments throughout the year, united in the shared mission of driving progress to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

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Again, indegenes cautions gov Oti over planned appointment of proposed ‘Mayor of Aba’

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***Say, its unconstitutional, aberration

The umbrella body of the 24 indigenous communities of Aba North and Aba South, in Abia state on the aegis of Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa, has cautioned governor Alex Otti against his planned appointment of a ‘Mayor of Aba’, describing the move as “not only unconstitutional, but also an aberration.”

The Aba indigenes also said that “appointing a non-indigene as the said ‘Mayor of Aba’, which has been said to be unconstitutional, is an insult on the sensibilities of the peaceful and hard-working indigenous people of Aba.”

In a communique issued after its meeting, which held Thursday, the Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa said vowed to resist any attempt capable of inciting violence in Aba city.

The communique released to newsmen Friday in Abuja and signed by Mr. Ogechukwu Ogbonna (Obama), Mr. Chintua Nwagba and Engr Obinna Greg, on behalf of the Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa, also expressed worry that Aba has been deliberately excluded by the Governor in his appointments into the State Executive Council and in the leadership of the markets.

The communique reads in parts: “The Indigenous People of Aba Ngwa, the umbrella body of the 24 indigenous communities of Aba North and Aba South met on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Osusu Aba Town Hall. Arising from the well-attended meeting, the Forum issued the following resolutions:

“That we acknowledge that Dr Alex Otti whose duties, functions and actions are defined and guided by the Constitution of Nigeria and some other extant laws.

“That Aba is owned by the indigenous people drawn from the 24 communities of Aba-la-Ohazu.

“That we express our utmost disappointment at the comment credited to Dr Alex Otti, the Governor of Abia State, wherein he described Aba as a no-man’s land.

“That we are greatly worried that Aba has been deliberately excluded by the Governor in his appointments into the State Executive Council and in the leadership of the markets.

“That the proposed appointment of a ‘Mayor of Aba’ is not only unconstitutional, but also an aberration.

“That appointing a non-indigene as the Transition Committee Chairman of Aba is against the Abia State Local Government Transition Edict of 2002 which stipulates that the person appointed as a chairman shall be a native of the local government area.

“That appointing a non-indigene as the said ‘Mayor of Aba’, which has been said to be unconstitutional, is an insult on the sensibilities of the peaceful and hard-working indigenous people of Aba.

“That the actions of the Governor of Abia State in relation to appointments are tantamount to pushing the indigenous people of Aba into extinction, which is totally unacceptable to us.

“That we shall resist any attempt capable of inciting violence in Aba which the actions and utterances of the Governor are pointing towards.

“That in line with the old saying that he who comes to equity must come with clean hands, should the Governor plan to unconstitutionally foist a non-indigene on Aba as a Transition Committee chairman, he should do so in Umuahia, Bende, Arochukwu and other local government areas.

“That asking people who are not comfortable with the planned appointment of a non-indigene Mayor of Aba to go and hit their heads on the wall, is unbecoming of a governor elected by the people and capable of causing civil unrest in Aba.

“That we hereby advise the governor, in the spirit of equity and fairness, to balance his appointments among the ethnic extractions that make up Abia State.”

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Ata Igala inaugurates 7-member caretaker panel for ICDA

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The Ata Igala, His royal Majesty, Gabaidu, Matthew Opaluwa Oguche Akpa has inaugurated a seven member caretaker committee for the Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) with a charge to hit d ground running and constitute a new executive for the socio cultural organization of Igala/Bassa people of Kogi state.
Speaking during the inauguration at his palace in Idah on Tuesday, his royal Majesty declared that time has come for the voice of the Igala/Bassa people to be heard far and wide and be respected in the comity of nations.

He stressed that for that to be achieved, a credible leadership which is apolitical, competent credible, capable and committed must emerge for the new leadership of the ICDA.
His Majesty expressed his desire to ensure that igala Bassa nation regains it’s lost glory being among the first ten ethnic nationalities in the country.
He assured the committee of his utmost support for d success of their assignment but warned them to be guided against any acts of sabotage from within and outside.

Responding on behalf of the committee, the chairman, pastor Immanuel Ameadaji assured of the resolve of the committee to do a good job that will stand the test of time and equally produce a credible leadership for ICDA. Other members of the committee are Mrs Comfort Musa secretary, Chief doctor elukpo, Barrister salihu Ahmed, Bartholomew Ademu, Honourable Gowon Omale and Chief Ibrahim Atadoga.

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