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Tinubu Has Not Achieved More Than Awolowo or Any Yoruba Leader – Fani-Kayode Counters Ogunlewe

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femu Fani-Kayode, has reacted to a statement by former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, that Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has achieved more than the late Obafemi Awolowo and MKO Abiola, acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

It was earlier reported that Ogunlewe anchored his claim on the number of persons Tinubu has been able to promote from nothing to be governors, ministers and even vice president.

He maintained that the former Lagos State governor would make a better President if given the opportunity.

But, Fani-Kayode while reacting, said Obasanjo, Awolowo amongst other Yoruba elders played significant roles in Nigeria not just Tinubu.

According to him, Tinubu has not achieved more than Awolowo or any other Yoruba leader.

Fani- Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “Tinubu has achieved more than Awolowo, MKO Abiola”–Sen. Adeseye Ogunlewe. “Why do we Yorubas always have this infantile craving to compare our leaders and say one is greater than the other? “Tinubu, Abiola, Obasanjo, SL Akintola, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, Herbert Macaulay and many others all made their mark and all played notable and historic roles.

Some are still playing it. “We should be grateful to God for them all and stop trying to compare them or say one has achieved more than the other.”

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El-Rufai Begged Kogi People To Forgive Me For Performing Well – Yahaya Bello

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has said that Governor El Rufai begged Kogites to forgive me for performing well, providing good roads, electricity & security to the good people of Kogi.

The governor, made this statement few hours ago in Sunrise Rise daily show with Channels television.

This is coming after his victory speech yesterday after the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, presented him to President Muhammadu Buhari, where he said that his reelection has politics of ethnicity in Kogi.

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Sowore Sues DSS Over Continued Detention, Demands N500m

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Omoyele Sowore has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and continued detention since August 3, 2019.

According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is asking the court to order the DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.”

The activist made the demand in a suit marked FHC/ABJ /C51409/2019 dated November 20, 2019 in Abuja on Friday, November 22nd. It reads, “A declaration that the detention of the applicant from November 7, 2019 till date in violation of the order for his release made on November 6, 2019 is illegal as it violates his fundamental right to liberty guaranteed by Section 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Article 6 of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act (CAP A10) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“An order of this court compelling the respondents to pay to the applicant the sum of N500,000, 000, 00 ( Five hundred million naira) as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association.

An order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further violating the applicant’s fundamental rights in any manner whatsoever and however without lawful justification.” Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is joined in the suit.

Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country

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Civil Servants Are Nigeria’s Problem – Afe Babalola

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Legal luminary, Founder of Afe Babalola University and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Afe Babalola, has said that civil servants are the country’s main problem.

Babalola, who spoke in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the conferment of Honorary Doctor of Letters on him by the University of Ibadan, said he turned down two ministerial appointments because he didn’t want to work with civil servants.

According to him, the type of civil servants Nigeria had was capable of making him have enemies if he had accepted the offer to serve as a minister. He said, “Well, I turned ministerial appointments down for two reasons.

“One, I cannot work with the present type of civil servants in this country. “The civil servants are the problems in this country. “None of them can work the way I work. “I will create instant enemies if I had accepted to be a minister.

“The second reason was that my clients are so many. “They protested and felt I would be disappointing them if I accepted to be a minister.”

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