Forum of Former Political Office Holders in Kogi State (2016-2019) has congratulated the chief of staff to Governor Yahaya Bello of the State on the occasion of his 38th Birthday Anniversary.
Chairman, of the forum Dr Abdulsalam Bawa Dangana, in a statement he issued on Sunday in Lokoja said the forum heartily felicitates and rejoices with Pharmacist Abdulkareem Muhammad Jamiu Asuku on his 38th birthday.
“The Leadership and entire Members of the Forum in Kogi State and outside, congratulates the Chief of Staff to the Executive Governor of Kogi State as he added yet another fruitful and useful age to his life.”
The chairman said members of the forum will not relent in the fervent supplication to God for the safe return without any harm of the mother of the chief of Staff who was recently kidnapped
“We wish you many fruitful and impactful years with sound health; wellness, and many blessings of God’
Sankara rejoices with Vice President at 57, asks Nigerians to give Tinubu their support
Senator Danladi Sankara who represented the Jigawa North-West Senatorial district in the 7th and the 9th National assembly has enjoined other Nigerians to felicitate with Vice President Kashim Shettima on his 57th birthday.
Sankara in a congratulatory message to Shettima on Saturday, urged Nigerians to rally round President Bola Tinubu’s administration in making successes of the bold moves he had made so far as well as envisioned policies being rolled out.
“On the occasion of 57th Birthday celebration of Vice President Kashim Shettima, I urged Nigerians to support him for the success of the Tinubu/Shettima administration” he said .
According to him, the vice president has made impactful achievements in life, begining as a resourceful banker, through to becoming his State Commissioner of Finance, State Executive Governor for two terms, a senator of the Federal Republic and capping it with becoming the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“This steady progression in life and destiny exemplify the person and pedigree of the vice president”, he added.
He noted further that Kashim Shettima was a Senator when he was chosen as vice presidential candidate in the 2023 geneeal election which he along with President Tinubu, won based on their track records of development – driven public service delivery .
Atiku expresses shock over Dokpesi’s demise
Former Vice President and flagbearer of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, (PDP) during the recent presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed utmost shock at the demise of foremost independent media entrepreneur, Dr Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi. Dokpesi reportedly died in a hospital in Abuja, Monday May 29, 2023.
Sources said that Dokpesi experienced a stroke shortly after the Ramadan fast. Upon hearing of Dokpesi’s situation over a month ago, Atiku called off a meeting he was chairing in his Asokoro, Abuja home, to check up on the health of his longstanding ally. He has been in regular contact with Dokpesi’s health managers ever since, monitoring his situation.
Atiku spoke from his Yola, Adamawa State home where he attended the “14th Commencement of the American University of Nigeria, (AUN),” which he established. His exact words: “Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God! I am in a state of shock. I am in Adamawa, scheduled to return midweek before I received this shattering piece of news.”
Speaking further, the former Vice President said: “You shouldn’t have left us on a date like this, Ezomo. But what can we do? As we say in Islam, from God we came and to Him we return. My everlasting and deepest condolences to his family, associates and admirers. May God forgive his sins and grant him paradise.”
Founder of the African Independent Television, (AIT) and the popular radio Raypower FM, Dokpesi had a very cordial, preexisting relationship with Atiku. He stood by the former Vice President during his travails in the aftermath of his disenfranchisement by the state in the 2019 presidential election. Ahead of Atiku’s declaration in 2022 to contest for the presidency, Dokpesi led a group of reputable stakeholders on a countrywide tour to drum up support for Atiku.
He functioned as Deputy Director-General, Technical and Systems, of the Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation, ahead of the February 25, 2023 presidential election. For his services to fatherland and his pioneering innovations in broadcast communication, he was decorated with the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic, (OFR), several years ago.
Dokpesi’s eldest son, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, expressed gratitude for the outpouring of love and support at this difficult time for the family. He requested for prayers for the family as they grieve over their revered patriarch. Dokpesi Jnr assured that the family will release further details on the funeral arrangements in due course.
Tunde Olusunle, PhD
Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, GCON
Abbas sends message of congratulations to Tinubu, Shettima over inauguration
A leading contender for the speakership of the 10th House of Representatives, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas (PhD), has sent his message of congratulations to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th President/Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The speakership candidate also congratulated Vice President Kashim Shettima on his swearing-in as the Number 2 Citizen of the country.
Abbas said with President Tinubu on the saddle as Nigeria’s President and commander in chief, the country would witness massive development as encapsulated in the president’s inaugural speech.
In a statement he personally signed in Abuja, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas applauded Tinubu over his promise to come up with laudable policies and programmes in the next couple of days, which he said would retool Nigeria’s economy and ensure adequate security.
Abbas who represents Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, expressed optimism that Nigeria would witness unprecedented development and good governance under Tinubu and Vice President Shettima.
President Tinubu and Vice President Shettima, he said, would work assiduously to make Nigeria better by uniting the people.
“I am highly elated to congratulate His Excellency President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his inauguration as the 16th President/Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I also felicitate with the Vice President Kashim Shettima on his inauguration alongside the president.
“I am optimistic that Nigeria will be better under these two leaders of ours. They came to office ready to deliver, and I am sure they will deliver.
“I will like to call on Nigerians to support the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, irrespective of party affiliation, so that our country will be great again,” Rep. Abbas said.
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