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HURIWA names senator Abaribe/ Hajia Aliyu as its Man/Woman of the year 2021

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Front line Civil Rights Advocacy Group-: Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has named the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and the Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, as the Human Rights Man/Woman of the year 2021.

They described the duo as highly revered individuals that are worthy of emulation by both the Private and Public Sectors.
The National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko
Made the disclosure on behalf of the Governing Board and the over ten thousand registered members of the Civil Society Organisation in a Media statement.
He indicated that the duo were unanimously selected based on merits, competences, avowed commitments to selfless public services and for their distinctive and charismatic leadership qualities they have brought to bear in the discharge of their Legislative and Ministerial duties to the generality of Nigerians.

Senator Abaribe, HURIWA said, has carved a niche for himself as the significant voice of the people in the National Assembly and as a Servant of Constitutional Democracy.
Continuing he said Abaribe has consistently stood his ground and galvanised the political opposition to render qualitative and structured opposition to some attempts at gagging the Press and passing draconian Legislations to attack Fundamental Human Rights of the Citizens particularly the attempt to muzzle access to Social Media.

HURIWA described the Minister of State for FCT, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Ph.D as one of the finest and committed believers in humanitarian services to the poorest of the poor and she brought her charismatic leadership skills to bear in the handling of distribution of relief materials at the onset of the Pandemic of COVID-19.
Onwubiko said she demonstrated the uncommon passion for combating poverty and unemployment amongst rural dwellers during the period.
“The FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Ph.D is known not to interfere with the Democratic Governance of Area Councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and therefore, entering the pantheon of one of the most beloved Iconic Promoters of Democracy. “

The Nigerian Senator, Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe was born on March 1, 1955, in Aba, Abia State just as Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe got his WASSCE from Government College, Umuahia in 1974. He went on to the University of Benin, Benin City where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1979 and a Master’s Degree in Economics in 1982.

Abaribe was elected to the Senate in 2007 and has been representing Abia South Senatorial District till date.

He is the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Inter-Parliamentary Affairs. He is also a member of the Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senate Services, and Works. And, currently the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity.

Before 2007, Senator Abaribe was Abia State’s Deputy Governor from May 29, 1999, after Orji Uzor Kalu’s 1999 election to the Governorship until he resigned in March 7, 2003 – before the third attempt to impeach him became a reality. He holds the title Nwadiohanma Ngwa.

HURIWA’s Man/Woman of the year 2021 in every sense have manifested rich rapporteur of the distinctive leadership style with a focus towards taking the Citizens to their better selves economically and socially.

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Touching story of Obi Cubana, wife

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When my wife was carrying my younger son Zillion in her womb, she asked me to promise her a gift when she puts to birth.

2months after, Zillion came.

A month later when I was sure she could go out with the baby, I took her to a big phone shop.

She had asked me for a particular phone.

My mother inlaw went with us. I didn’t know she was listening to our conversation with the dealer.

When she heard the price, her mood changed immediately. The front desk guys noticed it but couldn’t ask why.

Standing right there, I took my mind back to years ago when this woman was with me in an uncompleted building.

One night being our first day of washing clothes for people, we had finished this set of dresses and the owner asked us to deliver that same night.

We had not eaten since morning because the little money we had, we used it for buying of soap and starch.

We waited and eventually went to the man’s house at 9pm when he returned from work and handed the clothes to the wife.

She took it into their room.

1hour later, no one came out to see us. We waited and waited until the househelp finally came out and excitedly I felt she brought our money.

She approached me and said she wants to lock the door, they’re going to bed.

My wife was pregnant, she had not eaten and her stomach was beginning to hurt.

We got up, walked out and left their compound. They never paid us till today. It’s been a decade and yesterday evening I went to wash my car, lo and behold, the man who pleaded with me to park it in his own side so he could wash is the same man whom I washed dresses for and he refused to pay me till today.

He didn’t even know me.

I only introduced myself when I paid him and was driving out. Never seen a human statue but I think I saw a human being stand like one yesterday.

That night he did that to us, my wife and I trekked a distance going back because we didn’t have any money for byke.

Finally we saw one boy charging phones for people, my wife gave me her small Nokia phone for us to use and borrow money from that boy so we could eat.

The boy graciously gave us 1000naira and kept the phone. We never saw that phone again.

Back at the phone shop, I knew nothing could equal the price of her sacrifices. I brought out my card and gave them to pay for the phone.

Till we drove home, my mother inlaw didn’t say a word in the car. She was worried that her daughter just wasted my money.

She called her into the room and started complaining bitterly and my wife told her a little story about us.

She couldn’t hold back her tears and she came into my room to say thank you Inlaw.

When you have a wife that stood with you in your trying moments and she fought with you to conquer, the little you can do is appreciate her.

Show her you have not forgotten her love and sacrifices.

Several marriages hit the rocks during trying moments. If yours survived because your spouse had to stand with you, never take it for granted

– Obinna Iyiegbu (Obi Cubana

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Ododo celebrates Tinubu @ 72, Salutes his dedication to reviving Nigerias hope

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Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Usman Ododo has applauded the extraordinary dedication of President Bola Tinubu’s determination to stir up the hope of Nigerians in their country as he turns 72 today.

Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Ismaila Isah in a statement said the governor joined other Nigerians to celebrate the achievements of President Tinubu and his unwavering commitment, wisdom, and leadership in steering Nigeria towards greater economic prosperity.
He added that the president has brought about significant improvement in the security of lives and property under very challenging circumstances.

Ododo described the President as a steadfast, determined, focused leader and a rare breed of democrat whose commitment to nation building has shaped the development of democratic institutions in Nigeria.

“Mr President as you mark your 72nd birthday today, I extend my warmest wishes on behalf of the government and people of Kogi State to you for your abiding faith in our county and for your love for our state.

“You have dedicated your life to the service of our great nation, demonstrating unwavering commitment, wisdom, and leadership.

“Your steadfast dedication to the welfare and progress of our country serves as an inspiration to us all.

“On this special day, we celebrate not only the milestones of your exceptional life but also your vision for a stronger and more prosperous Nigeria.

“Under your guidance, we shall continue to strive for unity, peace, and development, overcoming challenges and seizing opportunities for the growth and development of our country,” Governor Ododo said.

The Governor called on all Nigerians to reaffirm their collective commitment to building a nation that is inclusive, just, and prosperous under President Tinubu.
According to him, it is imperative for Nigerians to draw inspiration from the President’s leadership and work together towards a brighter future for the country.

Governor Ododo prayed for the grace of sound health, strength and protection upon the life of Mr. President in his efforts to rekindle hope in Nigeria through the reforms initiated under the Renewed Hope Agenda of his administration.

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Sankara describes Tinubu as a champion of democracy, rejoices with him @72

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The senator who represented Jigawa North West Senatorial District in the 7th and 9th Senate,
Danladi Sankara while rejoicing with President Bola Tinubu on the ocasion of his 72 birthday celebration has described him as a champion of Democracy.

In a statement issued on Thursday, Senator Sankara chronicled the struggles President Tinubu made with other Nigerians in enthroning democracy in Nigeria in 1999.
“Most of the years spent by President Tinubu before becoming President in May 2023, have been spent on the struggle to enthrone social justice and workable democaracy in Nigeria”, he said .
“President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has impacted indelibly in the annals of history of political development of Nigeria
“We salute him today on the historic occasion of his 72nd birthday”. he said.

He appealed to Nigerians to support the federal government in its efforts to stabilize the nation’s economy for sustainable progress and development.

“Economic reforms for true national development require mass enlightenment and support of the people to achieve the desired objectives.
“Government should involve and carry along all stakeholders and the people at local levels in the process of policy implementation for maximum impact and benefit to the nation”, he added

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