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Tinubu’s administration will give priority to gender-based issues Shettima

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Tinubu’s administration will give priority to gender-based issues Shettima

The Vice President-elect, Sen. Kashim Shettima, says the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu-led administration will give priority to gender based issues.

Shettima made this known on Saturday in Abuja at the reading session of a book written by a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman.

The title of the book is “Stepping on Toes, My Odyssey at the Nigerian Ports Authority”.

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Shettima commended the author of the book while expressing the willingness of their administration to be gender-friendly.

He said: “She is an iron lady, I don’t think I have the courage to write such a book. Be that as it may, I am here in solidarity with our sister. We need to show empathy and support for our women.

“There is a popular saying among the people of Ghana that if you educate a man, you have educated an individual, if you educate a woman, you have educated a nation.

“Be rest assured that the incoming administration of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be gender-friendly.

“He was the first governor to appoint a female as his deputy; he is also the first person to appoint a woman as a Chief Judge of a state.’

He said, “Be rest assured that we will observe the rule of law.”

The Vice President-elect also encouraged Nigerians to imbibe a healthy reading culture.

He said: “We need to read to know what is happening in the world, our reading culture in this part of the world is poor, people hardly read.

“At times, I buy books just to show solidarity with authors. I spend up to N500,000 at once just in solidarity with authors, I buy books and share them with friends and family members.

“People find it easy to spend a fortune to buy Apple wristwatches and so on but hardly do we buy books. We may not be authorities on everything but we should be knowledgeable about everything.”

Also, former Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke, commended the author for doing a great job by sharing her side of the story.

Adoke noted that he could relate to his ordeal as he was also a victim of the same circumstances.

Earlier, the author, Usman detailed her experience with the former minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and other issues while heading the ports as the first woman to occupy that position.

She said that she knew that she decided not to be the victim that got accused of embezzling public funds.

“When you call out big people that have networks, automatically know that you will always come under verbal attacks everywhere.

“So, I decided that I had to tell that story rather than keep quiet and be fingered as the person who looted the NPA.

“I felt it was important that I put the records straight in the public space. I had to put this out there to encourage others; I love to read memoirs across the board.”

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Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa has vowed to clinch all the chairmanship positions across the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

Mr Tahir Shehu, state chairman of the party made the vow before newsmen in Yola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the Adamawa Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC), has scheduled July 13 for the conduct of the local government councils elections in the state.

Shehu said that the party was gender sensitive and had supporters at the grassroots and in the National Assembly.

“PDP is rooted in Adamawa, we have three senators, seven out of eight members of the House of Representatives and we are ruling the state for the second term.

“And also PDP is gender sensitive that is why our deputy governor is a female”, he said.

According to him, if women were entrusted they are honest and can deliver, and that i why they are the highest when it comes to vote.

He added that the present administration in the state was also providing dividends of democracy for all irrespective of political differences.

He further congratulated residents of the state and Nigerians at large for the 25 years of uninterrupted democracy.

He noted that within the last 25 years, Nigeria had recorded lots of development in the area of health, education, transportation and other infrastructural development among others.

Adamawa LG poll: We’ll sweep all chairmanship positions, PDP vows

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

The Honourable Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike is set to present a Roadmap to the actualization of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Democracy Day RoundTable of the APC Support Groups Leaders at Merit House, Abuja.

This is part of the activities marking the celebration of President Bola Tinubu’s one year in office by the Support and Volunteer Groups Unit of the APC Headquarters, in collaboration of with the Amalgamated APC Support Groups and the Progressive Support Groups Forum billed for June 12 in Abuja.

Mr Projects, as he is popularly called, the former Rivers State Governor will be the Special Guest of Honour and Lead Discussant at the Roundtable.

It is widely believed that Wike is the best performing Minister in the Tinubu’s Government, giving the landmark transformation and unprecedented facelift he has given the FCT in his 9 months as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory.

Wike will be expected to talk about security, infrastructures, sanitation, education and housing among other issues.

FCT residents, Civil Society, APC hierarchy, media and academia will form the major Participants at the event.

In a release signed by the Convenerof the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Sir. Dr. AK Peters, His Excellency, the former Rivers State Governor is described as the beacon of the Renewed Hope that Tinubu promised to Nigeria. Wike is everywhere, doing everything to everybody, everytime.

Wike qualifies to be our SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR at the Roundtable, Peters Said with a sense of pride.

WIKE: SPECIAL GUEST AT APC SUPPORT GROUPS DEMOCRACY DAY ROUNDTABLE

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APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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The members of the APC Support Groups family have thrown their weight behind a Frontline pillar of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State, Sir Paul Chukwuma in the build up to the race for the Anambra State governorship election.
The Convener of the Amalgamated APC Support Groups Think Tank and leader of the Progressive Support Groups Forum, Dr. AK Peters made this declaration in Abuja on the heels of the fake news of the purported arrest and detaintion of Sir Paul Chukwuma by the Independent Corrupt Practices and related offences Commission ICPC.
In a release signed by Dr. AK Peters and Ustaz Bashir Yahaya, the Secretary of the Think Tank on Friday, the APC Support Groups Leaders condemned the fear and sheer desperation of failed and expired politicians who see Paul Chukwuma as a major threat to their political future.
The release reads in parts, ” Anambra State needs to be rescued from the clutches of bad governance and misrule of APGA and Sir Paul Chukwuma is right man for the job”.

Peters further stated that Paul Chukwuma is a grassroot man, a loyal party man, a motivator of the youths, a philanthropist, mobilizer, and a good Christian who has the fear of God and built the structure of the APC in Anambra State.
He emphasized that those who have suddenly realized that they have failed the people in the past are resorting to campaign of calumny and spreading fake news to smear the good name and character of the APC hopeful for the Anambra State governorship election.

The APC Support Groups have decided to drum support for only true party members like Sir Paul Chukwuma, the Statement said.

He called on all party members to work for him as he is the only person that has all it takes to defeat APGA and enthrone APC in the state.

APC SUPPORT GROUPS RALLY ROUND PAUL CHUKWUMA

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