PRESIDENT Bola Tinubu on Thursday evening said he decided to run for the presidency because, despite Nigeria’s abundant resources and a high number of knowledgeable people, the country is still poor in management and leadership.
President Tinubu, who is currently in India for the G-20 Summit, stated this while sharing his conviction with Nigerians during an interaction with them.
He called on Nigerians to harness the country’s rich diversity as a uniquely powerful tool for advancing prosperity and national development for the benefit of all citizens, emphasizing that our diversity must be leveraged to drive economic growth, innovation, and social progress.
The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale was quoted as saying, “We are here to present a new future to you. A future of a country that is so rich, endowed, and highly populated. Very dynamic, unique in its culture, tradition, and ethnicity. That is what will make our prosperity possible, if only we can make use of our diversity for prosperity. “
Players lament over NPFL shift
Nigeria Professional Football League clubs have resolved to organize more friendly games for their teams following the indefinite postponement of the 2023/24 season which was scheduled to start on Saturday, September 9, The PUNCH reports.
The league suffered another postponement on Wednesday with the league board citing exigencies around sponsorship as well as the Nigeria Football Federation annual general meeting for the decision. However, the league body is yet to announce a new date for the commencement of the new NPFL season.
Despite the indefinite shift in date, clubs can’t embark on another break having resumed for pre-season about a month ago, as many of them are lining up more tune-up games to keep their players in shape with the hope that a new date will be announced soon.
Election Petitions Not Won On Social Media — Wike
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike has reacted to the judgment delivered by the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, saying election petitions are not won on social media.
Wike, in an interview on a Channels Television political programme, Politics Today, on Thursday, said election petition is ‘’a special case and not propaganda.’
His words: “I have always told people that election petition is not like any other case. It is a special area. It is not by propaganda.
“It is not won on social media. It is a presentation of evidence and facts. Not what you said to your supporters outside.
“I sat down for not less than 10 hours and to look at how the justices painstakingly took each item one by one, from the preliminary objections to the motions, down to the objections on documents and exhibits, down to substantial issues.
NCC raises alarm over increase in electronic fraud
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has raised alarm over the increase of fraudulent electronic messages sent to unsuspecting members of the public by fraudsters who masquerade as bank representatives.
Director of Consumers Affairs (NCC) Umar Alkazeem, in his opening address during the campaign, “Shine Your Eyes, No Fall Mugu” in Bauchi on Thursday said it has become pertinent to enlighten the public on the increase of electronic fraud and mode of operation of fraudsters.
Alkazeem who was represented by Banji Ojo, Head of Consumers Policy Development and Monitoring of the Consumers Affairs Department, said that the campaign would enlighten people to recognize fraud and protect themselves.
“It is the wish of NCC that every Nigerian is protected and has adequate knowledge of the telecommunications industry. We have been going around since last year educating Nigerians about economic fraud because it has become rampant in our society.