Free Rams, No Hampers As Usually – By donating a patrol car, the Kwara community shows support for the departing governors

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged outgoing governors to prepare for life after office, saying free rams and hampers will no longer come as usual. Saraki made this charge while peaking at a farewell dinner for the 18 outgoing governors in Abuja on Monday. The former governor of Kwara, who noted that power is transient, urged the outgoing governors to prepare for life after office which he said can be very challenging. Continue Reading>>>

He said, “When you are no longer governor, allow your successor to do their work. Go back to your families. I am sure your wives, children, and grandchildren are counting the days. You are bracing up for a new phase of life which is completely different. Spend more time with your families. Save your money for hampers and rams because they won’t come as usual.

The Ibagun community in the Ilorin East local government area of Kwara State has donated a vehicle to the ward’s community policing operatives for effective patrol of the area. The vehicle, a Golf 3 saloon car was presented to officials of the community policing by the head of Ibagun ward, Alangua Zakariyau Ilufemiloye at a ceremony well attended by stakeholders in the community and held within the premises of Government Day Secondary School, Amule, Okelele, Ilorin. Continue Reading>>>

The president of Ibagun Progressive Union (IPU), Alhaji Kuranga Omomeji Morogun, said the union engaged in fundraising for the purchase of the vehicle to complement the efforts of members and officials of community policing in the ward. He praised the operatives of community policing for ensuring peace and security in the Ibagun ward.

Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Tuesday, told the United States to allow the court to determine those that undermined Nigeria’s democracy. The US on Monday announced through the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, that it had placed visa restrictions on some Nigerians who undermined the 2023 general elections of February and March.

Fani-Kayode while reacting said that those that have imposed a visa ban on some “selected Nigerians” for allegedly “undermining democracy” and “rigging elections” are perfectly within their rights to do so because it is their country and they can do as they please.

“We should lose no sleep over that because the Nigerian people, a great and sovereign people who belong to a great and sovereign nation, spoke loudly and clearly and made their legitimate choices during a set of free, fair and credible elections,” Fani-Kayode tweeted.

On May 29, President Muhammadu Buhari will leave behind an inflation rate of 22.22 per cent (the highest in about 17 years), which is well over double the level he met in 2015. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), yesterday, released the last consumer price index (CPI) in the life of the current administration, showing headline inflation of 22.22 per cent. Whereas the high inflation rate is often blamed on food and energy cost, core inflation, which strips out volatile items, including food, remained elevated at 20.14 per cent.

Month-on-month change, which underpins the current strength of the price crisis, was 1.91 per cent. That suggests Nigeria may have a long way to go on inflation except drastic measures are taken. In April 2015, a month before Buhari assumed, the headline inflation reading was 8.7 per cent. The following year, it spiked into the double-digit range and remained in the range since then.

With the monetary policy rate (MPR) now 18 per cent, commercial loans are in the region of 28 and 33 per cent. According to figures released by the NBS, inflation went up from 22.04 per cent to 22.22 per cent in April in continuation of its upward trend.

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