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Voting for Tinubu ‘ll guarantee jobs for women, youth – Aisha Buhari

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says voting for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in 2023 election, will guarantee employment for Nigerian women and youths.

Aisha, also the grand patron of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign team, spoke on Saturday at the launch of the South-South APC Women and Youths Presidential Campaign Rally in Calabar.

The first lady, represented by the wife of the APC Presidential Candidate, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, also assured the teaming APC supporters of better things to come.

”A vote for Tinubu/Shettima in the forthcoming election is a vote for progress, for unity and progress of Nigeria.

”Our husbands have both previously served as governors and we were first ladies of our respective states.

”It is easy to confirm that we have always been alive to our responsibilities by being sensitive to the needs of our people and keeping our husbands informed about developments around us.

”My sister and I hereby assure you that you can count on us as you are partners in progress, that you can trust us to ensure that issues which matter to you are kept in the front burner.

”We are fully committed to making sure that women issues are given priority in the next administration by God’s grace, a vote for Tinubu/Shettima is the vote for the upliftment of women and a vote for the creation of an enabling environment for our youth to thrive” she said.

Aisha who commended the show of love, solidarity and support by the South-South APC youths, assured of her unweaving loyalty and commitment to their course.

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”So, the youth we have not forgotten you. We are assuring you that you will be carried along every step of the way in this new administration,” she said.

The wife of the president also assured that Tinubu would be constantly reminded of the plight of the less privileged in the society.

”We will ensure that our husbands are constantly reminded about the plight of the less privileged and the need to empower and uplift our women,” she said.

On her part, the South-South Zonal Coordinator of Tinubu/Shettima Campaign and wife of Cross River governor Dr Linda Ayade, charged the South-South APC women to come out en-mass to vote for Tinubu/Shettima in the 2023 Presidential election.

She assured that the large number of APC supporters would surely result in victory in 2023 election.

Also speaking, Dr Betta Edu, the APC National Woman Leader, urged the APC women to educate women on the need to guard their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and vote for Tinubu/Shettima for progress and prosperity in Nigeria.

Edu also charged them to engage in door-to-door campaign to ensure victory for APC in 2023 election.

Some of the dignitaries at the event included the Special Assistant to the President on Africa first ladies Peace Mission, Dr Mairo Al-Makura, former Chief of Army Staff retired Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau and former FCT Minister, Alhaji Modibbo Aliyu.

Others were former Head of Service, Winifred Eyo-Ita, Sen. Ita Giwa, Mrs Zahra Buhari-Indimi and the Director-General, National Centre for Women Development Dr Asabe Vilita.

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N70,000 Wage Not Solution to Economic Issues

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N70,000 Wage Not Solution to Economic Issues

By Halima Abdulkadiri

Chairman of the Labour Party (LP) in Oyo State, Sadiq Atayese, has stated that the newly-approved N70,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers is not the solution to the country’s economic challenges.

Atayese made this assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ibadan.

He emphasized that sustainable solutions to the cost of living require positive economic policies from the government. Atayese highlighted the exchange rate as a key factor influencing fuel costs and subsidies.

He stressed that the government must prioritize fighting corruption and implementing policies beyond just increasing the minimum wage. According to Atayese, corruption in high places accounts for over 90 percent of corruption cases in Nigeria.

“Will this new minimum wage actually assuage the daily rising costs of foods and services? Can it bring a stable solution to the nation’s economic challenges? The answer is No,” he said.

Atayese also urged the government to focus on agricultural development and address issues such as security and funding for effective farming. He believes that addressing these critical issues would have more significant benefits than even a minimum wage of N150,000.

“Labour Party will continue to stand for the wellbeing of the people and development of the society,” he said.

The Federal Government and labor unions recently agreed on N70,000 as the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Initially, the government proposed N60,000, which was raised to N62,000, while labor demanded N494,000 before revising it to N250,000. Labor leaders agreed to the N70,000 offer due to additional incentives attached.

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Nigerian Army Reinforces Ban on Camouflage Misuse

By Halima Abdulkadiri

The Nigerian Army (NA) has reiterated that the ban on the unauthorized use of military camouflage remains in full effect.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, emphasized this in a statement on Sunday while addressing a video showing a soldier harassing a civilian for wearing an Army Desert Camouflage uniform.

Nwachukwu clarified that the footage is an old video being circulated by individuals with malicious intent to create tension between the military and civilians.

He stated that only personnel of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the Nigeria Police Force are legally permitted to wear military camouflage.

Nwachukwu explained that the regulation is necessary because terrorists, insurgents, and impostors have exploited the misuse of military camouflage to commit crimes, posing a significant security threat.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to upholding the law and ensuring the safety and security of all citizens.

“We urge the public to disregard the re-circulated video and remain vigilant against attempts to sow discord and tension within the country.

“The incident in question occurred in 2021, and the army took immediate and decisive action at that time.

“The soldier involved was arrested, tried, and appropriately punished for his unacceptable behavior, which violated the core values of the Nigerian Army, particularly the respect for others and their fundamental rights,” he said.

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Hisbah Destroys N60m Alcohol, Drugs in Katsina

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Hisbah Destroys N60m Alcohol, Drugs in Katsina

By Halima Abdulkadiri

The Katsina State Hisbah Board has destroyed alcohol and other illicit drugs worth N60 million in Funtua Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

Dr. Aminu Usman, the Hisbah Commander in the state, disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday.

According to Usman, no fewer than 1,750 crates of alcohol and about 33 jerry cans of locally-brewed beer were recently seized and destroyed in Funtua.

Usman explained that this effort is part of their mandate to ensure good morals among the people in the state.

He commended the board’s officials for their dedication and urged them to redouble their commitment.

He also sought the support of religious leaders, emphasizing that Hisbah does not belong to any particular group or sect. Usman praised Gov. Dikko Radda for his full support in helping the board discharge its responsibilities.

Usman appealed to the public for genuine information on places where immoral behaviors are committed. He called on parents, teachers, and community leaders to intensify efforts in instilling discipline and good morals among youths in their communities.

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