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North can't stop Tinubu in 2027 - Arewa group

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A group, Arewa Think Tank, says the north should be more interested in the infrastructural and educational development of the area rather than work to take power from President Bola Tinubu in 2027.

According to the group Nigerians ought to be praying for or their leaders rather than curse them.

The group’s Convener, Muhammad Alhaji Yakubu said this on Monday while addressing reporters after the prayer session organised for Tinubu’s 72nd birthday.

He said: “Why would the North stop President Tinubu? How could the North stop him in 2027 after somebody from the North has done eight years? For us to have peace in this country, the North has no option, no alternative, than to vote President Tinubu for another term so that he can do eight years as well. What the North should be thinking now is infrastructural and educational development.

“Considering the enormity of challenges facing the North, it does not need political power now. We must put our house in order and tell each other the bitter truth. Insecurity challenges, which we hoped that former President Muhammadu Buhari would have dealt with, worsened. That means political power has no value for the North.

“It is all about democracy and politics when people begin to run for the presidency, probably to beat President Tinubu to it. Everybody has the right to contest for any political position in the country. They have the right, as enshrined in our constitution, the freedom to associate. They can go ahead and contest.

“For us at Arewa Think Tank, nobody can stop us from supporting the President. All we know is that he will be in power for eight years.

Wike slams Secondus, others for supporting Fubara

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has slammed some leaders of the Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for declaring support for the current governor, Siminalayi Fubara.

Wike made this statement during a chat with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja.

DAILY POST recalls that PDP leaders in Rivers State, Abiye Sekibo; ex-PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus; ex-governorship aspirant, Celestine Omehia; and ex-lawmaker, Austin Opara; had last week declared support for Fubara and called on the President to caution Wike.

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However, reacting on Tuesday, Wike said Sekibo, Secondus, Omehia and Opara are all expired politicians who are not worthy to be called “elder statesmen”.

The FCT minister said they were all irrelevant as he kicked them out of the party.

Wike insisted that Secondus was no longer a member of the PDP as his suspension was validated by the court.

Tinubu speaks for people with autism

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The First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, has said that early detection of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can help people on the autism spectrum reach significant gains in their abilities.

This is contained in a message the first lady sent on the World Autism Awareness Day , marked every year on April 2.

“The journey for families with loved ones who are autistic can be challenging, today, I salute and celebrate their unwavering love and dedication.

“I also recognise the crucial role of community organisations in providing support, resources, and opportunities for individuals with autism and their families.

‘However, early diagnosis and intervention are crucial to ensure individuals with autism, reach their full potential.

“I urge parents and caregivers to be attentive to developmental milestones and seek professional help if any concerns arise.”

She further called for more expression of love and collective support of everyone in the society for people with ASD to overcome the challenges.

Fire guts Owode market in Kwara

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The traditional market of Offa people in Kwara State, ‘Owode’, gut fire in the early hours of today, 2nd April 2024.

He wrote “Sad morning in offa Kwara State as popular owode market is currently on fire with millions of properties burnt. Fire service reportedly claimed they have no water ”

Property valued at millions of Naira was lost to the inferno, cause of fire yet unknown

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