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South East Governors Forum says Ipob does not speak for Igbos with its calls for secession

GOVERNORS of the five state that make up the southeast geo-political zone of Nigeria have distanced themselves from the secessionist group the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) saying that it does not speak for the Igbo people.

 

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Buhari insists that his government will not restructure Nigeria saying agitators are ignorant

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that his administration will not restructure the country despite the ongoing clamour for a return to the federalist arrangement agreed at independence saying all those clamouring for it are naive.

 

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Later today, I expect President Buhari to use the occasion of Fathers Day to announce a series of policy initiatives designed to offer young Nigerian men hope

Ayo Akinfe

[1] There will be free primary and secondary education for every Nigerian child

[2] Our federal government will offer one free meal to all primary school pupils

[3] The federal government will pay a N5,000 monthly stipend to all unemployed school leavers under 24

[4] Every state government will be compelled by law to open at least one vocational training centre in each of Nigeria's 774 local government areas

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Former Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi appointed as Nigerian youth ambassador

FORMER Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has been appointed by Nigeria's federal government as one of the country's youth ambassadors by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.

 

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Agriculture ministry refuses to scrap cattle grazing routes saying not all pastoralists can afford ranching

NIGERIA'S agriculture ministry has said that it will proceed with the establishment of grazing routes across the country despite the widespread opposition to the practice because many herdsmen cannot afford to operate ranches.

 

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Blessing Okagbare becomes second fastest sprinter of all time after running 10.63 seconds

NIGERIAN sprint queen Blessing Okagbare has run the second fastest time ever run by a woman in the 100 metres when she romped home in 10.63 seconds at Nigeria's national Olympics trials in Lagos yesterday.

 

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With the 2023 elections looming, our people should only vote for a presidential candidate who comes up with a Vision 2030 programme that looks like this

Ayo Akinfe

[1] We should aim for annual double digit economic growth between 2023 and 2030. If we enjoy 10% growth every year for a decade, it will increase Nigeria's GDP to over $1trn

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Northern Consensus Movement places bounty of N100m on Nnamdi Kanu declaring him wanted

INDIGENOUS People of Biafra (Ipob) leader Nnamdi Kanu has been declared wanted by the Northern Consensus Movement (NCM) who have placed a bounty of N100m ($243,000) on his head saying they will hand him over to the security agents when captured.

 

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I suspect all this agitation for secession will abate drastically if the National Assembly passes this Animal Husbandry Bill tomorrow

Ayo Akinfe

[1] Nigeria currently has about 20m head of cattle. We should aim to double this to at least 40m by 2022 through an ambitious programme of industrial production, aggressive ranching, the provision of veterinary services and the provision of security for livestock

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa praises the achievements of diasporans working in the visual arts sector

NIGERIA Diaspora Commission (Nidcom) chairperson Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has praised the contribution of diasporan Nigerian artists stressing that they are operating in an industry that has been largely untapped and is a potential huge revenue source.

 

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