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Fayose commends FG over reintroduction of history in school curriculum

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for aligning with his position on the need to reintroduce History in the school curriculum.Governor Fayose, had early September, directed that History be reintroduced in schools in Ekiti State, noting that;

“Ekiti people must learn from past events to have a better future.” Last week Thursday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, while declaring open, the ministerial session of the 61st National Council on Education (NCE), in Abuja, called for disarticulation of
Social Studies and reintroduction of History as a subject in the current Basic Education curriculum, adding that there was the urgent need to give the Nigerian children character.

Also yesterday, Tinubu, made a strong case for the return of History as a subject in the country’s school curriculum, saying any nation which forgets its past has lost a beacon to guide its actions. He said this in a short remark after reviewing the book, entitled Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

In his reaction, Governor Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said he was happy that those holding power in Abuja listened to what he said on September 2, 2016 on the need to reintroduce History in our schools.

He described the removal of History as a subject from the current Education curriculum as a mistake that should be corrected without further delay.

“I have consistently maintained that democracy is about those in power listening to the people because the power of the people is greater than the power of those in power and I am glad that on this one, they listened.

“The reality we must all face is that no society can progress without reference to its pasts, and one of the reasons our value system has been so bastardised is that we no longer talk about our past. We no longer tell our children what our past leaders did either wrongly or rightly.”

Speaking further, Governor Fayose said;

“When we were growing up, we were made to read about great leaders of our nation like Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello, Aminu Kano, King Jaja of Opobo and so on. We read what made them great and that shaped our lives.”

While admonishing those holding power at the federal level to listen more to the opposition, Governor Fayose said;
“When we speak, the impression should not always be that we hate President Mohammadu Buhari and his government. Rather, it should be about how beneficial
is what we say to the country.”

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Liberia's Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liberia’s Ruling Party Expels President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has ousted the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was voted out of Unity party late Saturday over her decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s candidate in last year’s presidential poll.

Joseph Boakai, who has been President Johnson Sirleaf’s vice for 12 years, lost the election to former football superstar, George Weah.

George Weah visits Prophet TB Joshua

The one time world best footballer of the year won the presidential runoff by 61.5 percent of the votes casted in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Prior to the presidential runoff, Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria to seek the face of God and prayers.

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This is Why Buhari Could be impeached

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President Buhari reportedly signs Proclamation labelling IPOB as Terrorist Group

This is Why Buhari Could be Impeached

Adesina Ogunlana, the President of Nigeria Bar Association, Ikeja branch has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence and inaction on herdsmen killings around the country.

According to Adesina Ogunlana, Buhari’s attitude is enough ground for him to be impeached.

While talking to the press, Adesina said the President is indirectly approving the killing by Fulani herdsmen. In his words:

“We have seen the federal government display its might and concern for security in certain parts of the country, the question and puzzle now is why the government is quiet in the face of the Fulani herdsmen which has led to the massacre of thousands of people and displacement of thousands of people from their normal abode.”

“The baffling silence, indifference and very low key response to the menace of the Fulani herdsmen who have been rated as the fourth deadliest terrorist organization in the world. This has raised grave allegation of partiality against the Federal Government in its clear relation to the menace of the Fulani herdsmen who have become notorious for mass slaughter of Nigeria people.

“We are joining hands and crying against the governor that it has not done enough. The chief reason, responsibility and duty of government is to ensure the security of life in its area. I dare say that the failure of the government to rise to the issue is enough ground for the impeachment of the President.

“Government where it fails to do its duty especially where it appears that indolence and ineptitude is deliberate and contrived, people would come to their own rescue and there would be no sympathy for that kind of a government.”

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Forbes: Aliko Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man

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50 Most Influential People; Bloomberg honours Dangote

Forbes: Aliko Dangote Remains Africa’s Richest Man

Billionaire business man Aliko Dangote, has again been named Africa’s richest man with a net worth of $12.2billion.

This is the for the seventh year in a row Dangote is topping the list of Africa’s richest man. He got an increase of $100m from a year earlier.

Only recently he was selected as the only African named in Bloomberg’s world 50 best persons in the year 2017.

Diamond mining heir, Nicky Oppenheimer of South Africa, is named number two on the list of Africa’s richest people with a net worth of $7.7bn. Making a whopping $700m from last year.

A notable change in the Forbes Billionaire List this year is the dropping of some notable Nigerians which includes Globacom Chairman, Mike Adenuga (5th richest man in Africa), with a net worth of $5.8bn, and Folorunsho Alakija (15th Richest in Africa), whose estimated $1.6bn fortune is in oil exploration.

However, two of the 23 listed African billionaires are women (unchanged from 2016) and they are; Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of Angola’s former President, Jose Santos, is worth an estimated $2.7bn, down from $3.2bn in 2016. Her net worth dropped in part due to a lower value for Banco BCI, as its book value plunged in 2016 amid a tough year for the oil-producing country.

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