The Emir of Katsina and Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has said that those pushing Nigeria to war are “agents of disunity, who do not wish the country well.”
According to the University’s weekly publication released on Wednesday, Kabir made the remark in his Palace when Unilorin Pro-Chancellor, Dr Abdullah Oyekan, paid him a courtesy visit.
The Emir noted that even though the situation in the country was tense, Nigerians must work towards peaceful co-existence.
“This country must remain one indivisible sovereignty that it has been since time immemorial,” he was quoted as saying. He blamed the renewed agitation on “agents of disunity, especially those who do not want the present administration to succeed.”
Kabir said, “Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas and other tribes in the country – we are all brothers and sisters and we must be wary of these unscrupulous people.”
He said as Emir, it was his responsibility to take care of all people in the emirate irrespective of religious and tribal affiliation. Kabir appealed to Nigerians of good will to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.
The Emir praised Unilorin for maintaining peaceful atmosphere and stable academic calendar. Earlier, the pro-chancellor, who is also Chairman of the Governing Council, commended the Emir’s contribution to educational development in the country.
Oyekan recalled that the emir had instituted the Kabir Usman Scholarship Foundation, in honour of his late father, of which the university had benefited.
He expressed the belief that with the support of the chancellor, the institution would soon be rated among the best 100 universities in the world.
Buhari Trusts Women More Than Men — Garba Shehu
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed that his principal trusts women more than men.
The Presidential Spokesperson disclosed this while making an appearance in an NTA programme on Friday May 29. When asked if President Buhari would appoint more women in his government, Shehu said;
“This is a prayer you are making and I join you in prayer, I support you. I think he should get more women.”
“In any case, do you know that all his ministers of finance have been women.
“Let me say this, I hope I don’t get myself into trouble. He is more trusted of women than men, because he has given this country… all these years, all the country’s money is in the hands of women and they kept it safely. And they are doing well.”
Garba Shehu also revealed that the President spends time with his grandchildren during his leisure, and usually takes a walk as a form of exercise.
He added: “The president watches television, he watches wild life, he does watch NTA promptly as much as he can.
“And the president enjoys being with little ones, he has a number of grand children and he is entertained by them all the time.
“He takes a walk around the house and in a way, exercises himself.”
There are only seven women among President Buhari’s 43 ministers.
Buhari Has Done Well In Power Supply, Food Sufficiency, Security — FG
The Federal Government on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari, has put the country on an irreversible road to development in the last one year.
It said the country had never witnessed such positive steps in a short time.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated these in Abuja at a press conference to mark the first year of Buhari’s second term in office.
He said, “The past one year has been momentous for Nigeria, as the President has taken some actions, mostly bold and highly visionary, that have now put Nigeria on an irreversible road to sustainable development.
“Never in the history of Nigeria have so many positive steps been taken in so short a time as Mr. President has done in the past one year.”
The minister listed some of the gains of the administration as power supply, food sufficiency, enhanced security, increased revenue, infrastructural development among others.
Buhari Came To ‘Steal, Kill, Destroy’ — Fani-Kayode
A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the five years of President Muhammadu Buhari as “disastrous.”
He disagreed with Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, whose weekly column argued the President’s emergence, saved the nation from collapse in 2015.
Fani-Kayode, on his verified twitter handle, said Buhari’s emergence has plunged the nation into deeper abyss.
Responding directly to Adesina’s tweet, the former Minister said: “Not so my friend. The emergence of Buhari in 2015 annihilated Nigeria and plunged her into darkness, death and destruction.
“He came to steal, kill and destroy and for the last disastrous 5 years that is all he has done.”
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