Honoring Sacrifice: Governor Sanwo-Olu Urges Lagosians to Remember Fallen Heroes

In a solemn ceremony held at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Secretariat, Alausa, Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu called upon the citizens of Lagos to continue their unwavering support and prayers for the families of fallen heroes and members of the armed forces. The occasion was the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Interdenominational Divine Service, themed “Honoring Sacrifice,” where the governor emphasized the importance of remembering those who gave their all for the nation’s security and stability.

The event, organized by the state government, saw the presence of the State Executive Council, Permanent Secretaries, APC chieftains, Commanding Officers in Lagos State, members of the Nigerian Legion, members of the Armed Forces, religious leaders, families of the fallen heroes, and Christians among others. The diversity of attendees underscored the unity and shared commitment to honoring the sacrifices made by the nation’s heroes.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, accompanied by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Mr. Gboyega Soyannwo, used the platform to express gratitude to the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve Nigeria’s territorial integrity. He urged the people of Lagos to actively remember the deceased and their families in their prayers, emphasizing the importance of keeping the armed forces personnel and their families in mind.

“We are assembled here in God’s presence, expressing gratitude to Him and honoring our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to uphold our nation’s unity and territorial integrity,” declared Governor Sanwo-Olu. He further encouraged the continuous support for the armed forces personnel and their families, urging the citizens to pray for their victory and well-being.

The guest preacher at the event, Pastor Daniel Olukoya, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), shared a spiritual perspective on sacrifice. He encouraged Nigerians to embrace sacrifice for the greater good of the nation and to create a country they can be proud of. Pastor Olukoya stressed the importance of prayer for those who have lost their lives in service and those currently serving, echoing sentiments of unity and solidarity.

During the occasion, Brig.-Gen. Adegoke Adetuyi, Commander of Brigade 9 in the Nigerian Army, contributed to the reflective atmosphere by reading a passage from the Bible. The reading included praises, prayers, and expressions of gratitude for the sacrifices made by the armed services in defense of the nation.

As Lagosians reflect on the 2024 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Interdenominational Divine Service, it is clear that honoring sacrifice is a collective responsibility. Governor Sanwo-Olu’s call for continuous support, prayers, and remembrance resonates as a reminder that the sacrifices made by the armed forces are not to be forgotten. In the spirit of unity and gratitude, let us uphold the memories of the fallen heroes and stand in solidarity with those who continue to serve our nation.

Minister Yesom Wike Affirms Commitment to Peace in Rivers State, Seeks Divine Intervention for President Bola Tinubu

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In a significant development aimed at fostering peace and stability in Rivers State, Minister Yesom Wike, who serves as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has declared that his political party in the state has successfully fulfilled its part of a peace agreement initiated by President Bola Tinubu. The announcement comes after a meeting with His Royal Highness Eze Nnam Obi III, the Oba of Ogbaland, in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (LGA) of Rivers State.

During the meeting with the Oba of Ogbaland, Minister Wike reiterated his commitment to peace in Rivers State, assuring the king that his party had completed its responsibilities under the peace agreement. He stated, “We accepted whatever decision the President made, and we have independently met all of his requirements because I promised not to let you down.”

Minister Wike, in a demonstration of goodwill and statesmanship, urged the king and his council to pray for President Bola Tinubu, seeking divine intervention for the leader’s discernment in guiding the nation. “And I would like you to take this chance to pray for Mr. President, asking God to continue to give him discernment in leading our country’s affairs,” Wike emphasized.

Highlighting the interconnectedness of state and national peace, the former Rivers State governor declared, “If there is peace in the states, it will help peace in Nigeria.” He implored the Oba of Ogbaland and his council to continue praying for President Tinubu, emphasizing the vital role that peaceful states play in the overall stability of the nation.

Minister Wike was accompanied by a distinguished delegation that included Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum (Oil), Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri, Felix Obuah, Senators Sam Anyanwu, and Barinada Mpigi, and Chief Victor Giadom. The presence of these influential figures underlines the significance of the peace initiatives and the broad support for maintaining stability in Rivers State.

Minister Yesom Wike’s affirmation of his party’s commitment to peace in Rivers State and the call for prayers for President Bola Tinubu reflect a collaborative and statesmanlike approach to political challenges. As Rivers State strives for peace, the ripple effect on the overall tranquility of Nigeria cannot be overstated. The involvement of key political figures in this peace process signifies a united effort towards a harmonious and stable political environment in the region and the nation at large.

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso Addresses Supreme Court Ruling and Denies Deal with Bola Tinubu

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In the wake of the recent Nigerian Supreme Court ruling upholding the election of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, has spoken out about the verdict and quashed rumors of any secret dealings with political counterparts, including President Bola Tinubu.

On Friday, the Nigerian Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal’s decision to remove Governor Yusuf and recognized him as the legitimate leader of Kano State. This decision has stirred various speculations and discussions in the political landscape.

Senator Kwankwaso categorically denied any discussions with President Bola Tinubu or anyone else regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Governor Yusuf’s election. In a BBC Hausa interview, Kwankwaso stated, “What happened at the Supreme Court is a lesson for all of us. I haven’t done anything to anyone throughout that time. And everybody would reap what he sows. I haven’t come to an agreement with anyone, as far as I know.”

Senator Kwankwaso shed light on his historical connection with President Tinubu, emphasizing their shared political journey. “President Tinubu is my contemporary. He and I both entered SDP politics at the same time. We created the APC together and actively participated in the ensuing struggles.” Addressing the current political dynamics, Kwankwaso clarified, “We have our party, they have theirs. When needed, we’ll collaborate. We shall see in due course regarding the matter of joining the government.” This statement emphasizes the separation of party interests while leaving room for potential cooperation in the future.

Senator Kwankwaso outlined his approach to governance, stating, “Kabir Yusuf is the governor. All we can do is offer advice. I couldn’t have authority over him even if he were my biological son.” This underscores Kwankwaso’s commitment to supporting the current leadership and the importance of allowing successors to establish their value independently.

In light of the Supreme Court’s decision, Senator Kwankwaso criticized the lower courts’ rulings and claimed that judges who made errors in their decisions would resign in other countries. Despite acknowledging flaws in the prior ruling, he commended the Supreme Court for rectifying the situation.

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s public address serves to clarify his position on the recent Supreme Court ruling, dispelling rumors of behind-the-scenes dealings and highlighting his commitment to democratic principles. As Nigeria navigates its political landscape, the aftermath of this ruling and Kwankwaso’s statements will likely continue to shape political discourse in the country.

How Tinubu received 10 ministerial nominees from PDP governments — Wike

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•Admits he wasn’t in Abuja to fly political banners

vows to uphold local planning regulations and put an end to open grazing

Nyesom Wike, a recently sworn-in minister for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), revealed how PDP governors nominated 10 ministers to President Bola Tinubu for consideration yesterday.

If it turned out that the PDP national secretariat lacked a Certificate of Occupancy, Wike said he would not hesitate to tear it down and that he would not be biased in punishing anyone who broke current municipal planning regulations.

“I don’t give a damn about how you feel or where you’re from; my job is to see that Abuja gets to where it needs to be. I’m come to change Abuja. I am going to carry out the task I have been brought here to complete.

Did PDP governors not write to Mr. President pleading for the appointment of some people when they claimed that PDP would punish me for making appointments? The 36 state governors were requested by the president to suggest candidates for appointment. Ten people were proposed by the PDP governors in a letter, he said.

Wike further stated that he had not traveled to Abuja to raise any political party’s flag.

The minister, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), responded to inquiries on whether he would fly the national flag, the flag of his party, or the flag of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at his first press conference.

“Why should it matter which party flag I will be flying to anyone? Bring the PDP flag, and I will fly it, as well as the Labour Party banner. You believe that because the FCT is in this state, people care about the party flag I fly? I’ll fly the Nigerian flag and make sure the FCT fulfills the founding fathers’ aspirations.

“We’ll return FCT to its rightful position. There have been numerous complaints that this is not the FCT of the founders. The issue of insecurity must be addressed. People should travel to FCT for vacations.
Wike, who spoke extensively about his platform, also promised to reinstate the city’s master plan. He added that land allocators who had been issued Certificates of Occupancy but failed to develop their plots would also lose their land to make way for those who were prepared to build.

“It will go down if you know you have built where you are not supposed to build,” he remarked.

Additionally, he outlined a 10-point program, emphasizing security, city cleaning, maintaining the Abuja Master Plan, infrastructure development, restoring green spaces, removing shanties, plugging income leaks, and paying ground rents, among other things.

He forewarned that the administration, under his direction, would not accept security agencies’ explanations because they would be given the equipment they needed to do their jobs.

Wike commented on the urban environment of the city by saying, “Abuja has become a slum city. With trash all over, sanitation is poor. We won’t stand for that and will investigate the problems with waste disposal.

“Sorry, but if you build on a green space, it will disappear. We shall cancel the land allocations of individuals who declined to develop them and reassign them to people who are prepared to do so. We won’t remind those who don’t pay ground rent to do so, but I won’t grow weary of writing revocation notifications.

“The government will seize unfinished structures that have served as a sanctuary for criminals and put them to good use. The days of land fraud are over. Those that opt for land speculation instead of development will lose their properties.

Time has run out. Cleansing Abuja and making it safe for everyone is the aim.

To address some of these issues, like open grazing, we will consult with stakeholders, the locals, and herdsmen.

“We shall offer substitutes to lessen the suffering of the populace, especially that of those lacking own vehicles.

“Mass transit will be reinstated to increase access to public transportation, so the person in charge of transportation must have a spotless record.

“We will give security agencies the equipment and supplies they need, and after that, we won’t accept any justifications. Results are what we are looking for.

BREAKING: Tinubu transfers three ministers and gives others new responsibilities

The relocation of three Ministers has received President Bola Tinubu’s approval.

Ajuri Ngelale, his special adviser on media and publicity, signed a statement that contained this information.

The Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Development has transferred Engr. Abubakar Momoh from the Federal Ministry of Youth.

A Minister-designate will soon be given the federal ministry of youth.

The following changes have been made to the Ministers-designate assigned to the Federal Ministries of Transportation, Interior, and Marine & Blue Economy:

(A) The Honorable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, H.E. Adegboyega Oyetola, is transferred to the new position.

(B) The Honorable Bunmi Tunji-Ojo is transferred to the position of Interior Minister.

(C) The Honorable Sa’idu Alkali is reassigned to serve as the Transportation Minister.

Additionally, the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources now houses both Ministers of State for Oil and Gas under the following titles:

Sen. Heineken Lokobiri is the Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources.

(ii) The Honorable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Gas, Ekperipe Ekpo

The Federal Ministry of Environment and Ecological Management’s name change to the Federal Ministry of Environment was also authorized by the President.

In the statement received by DAILY POST, he declared, “All aforementioned changes take immediate effect by the directives of the President.”