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    Emmanuel promises to empower Akwa Ibom youths

Emmanuel promises to empower Akwa Ibom youths

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, state, has pledged to uphold the tenets of social contract entered with the generality of the youths in the state.He made this pledge during the end of the year 2018 get-together with the youths of Uyo senatorial district at the Christ the King Primary School ground, Wellington Bassey Way, Uyo.Accompanied by Onofiok Luke, speaker [...]

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    NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

NLC: Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if Buhari had not overthrown his govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the late Shehu Shagari as a patriot, nationalist, and president with respect for the dignity of labour.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Abuja.Wabba said Shagari would have industrialised Nigeria if he had not been removed in a coup led by Muhammadu Buhari in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shagari ‘reunites’ Buhari and Tambuwal

PHOTOS: Shagari ‘reunites’ Buhari and Tambuwal

Since August when he dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has rarely been seen beside President Muhammadu Buhari.Tambuwal not only joined PDP but he attempted running against Buhari in 2019. The governor lost the PDP presidential ticket to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.During his time in the ruling [...]

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    Ekwueme’s family says Shagari was selfless

Ekwueme’s family says Shagari was selfless

The family of former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme has described Shehu Shagari as an epitome of high moral leadership who served Nigeria without any blemish.Ekwueme, who died on November 19, 2017, was vice-president under Shagari between 1979 and 1983.In a statement signed by Goodheart Ekwueme, the former vice president's first son, the family said Shagari had the most cordial working relationship [...]

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    PHOTOS: Shagari makes final journey from Abuja to Sokoto

PHOTOS: Shagari makes final journey from Abuja to Sokoto

The remains of late former President Shehu Shagari have been conveyed from Abuja to Sokoto state.Aminu Tambulwa, governor of Sokoto, is expected to receive the corpse.The deceased will be laid rest in his hometown in Shagari local government area of the state. He died at the National Hospital, Abuja on Friday.Here are some pictures of the departure from Abuja to [...]

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    OBITUARY: Shagari, the ‘accidental president’ and author of ‘Ghana must go’

OBITUARY: Shagari, the ‘accidental president’ and author of ‘Ghana must go’

Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari died on Friday a couple of months to his 94th birthday -- but when he was 54, he had already written his name into the history books. The story of Nigeria will be inconclusive without his footprint.When Shagari was sworn in as the new leader of Nigeria on October 1, 1979, he became the first executive [...]

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    EXTRA: PDP senator says Dec 31 should be declared ‘democracy destruction day’ because of Buhari’s coup

EXTRA: PDP senator says Dec 31 should be declared ‘democracy destruction day’ because of Buhari’s coup

Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, says December 31 should be declared as "democracy destruction day" because that was the day the Muhammadu Buhari military government ousted ex-President Shehu Shagari in a coup.He said this on Thursday while contributing to a debate on a motion on the post humous award of Grand Commander of the [...]

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    I trusted Ekwueme, says Shagari

I trusted Ekwueme, says Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has described Alex Ekwueme as a vice- president he trusted while their service to the nation lasted.Shagari also said because of the deep trust he had for Ekweme it was difficult for mischief makers to drive a wedge between them.The Second Republic president said this in a tribute in Enugu on Thursday.The deceased was a close [...]

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    How Shagari picked Ekwueme as VP

How Shagari picked Ekwueme as VP

On September 20 1978, the National Party of Nigeria was formed at a hall at the Satellite Town, Lagos. Protem officers were later appointed for the party. Alhaji Muhammed Aminu Kano (1920-1983) was made interim Publicity Secretary but he opted out and went to form The People’s Redemption Party(PRP) along with Mr. Samuel Gomsu Ikoku, Alhaji Abubakar Rimi, Kanmi Ishola [...]

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    Ekwueme was a loyal deputy, says Shagari

Ekwueme was a loyal deputy, says Shagari

Former President Shehu Shagari has described the late Alex Ekwueme, who was his deputy between 1979 and 1983 as a trusted ally.Shagari said this on Sunday at an event put together in honour of Ekwueme.The event was organised by the national burial committee led by Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).The ex-president said he chose Ekwueme [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Is Shagari responsible for Nigeria’s lack of self-sufficiency in rice production?

FACT CHECK: Is Shagari responsible for Nigeria’s lack of self-sufficiency in rice production?

On March 4, 2012, former President Olusegun Obasanjo blamed his successors for the food insecurity in Nigeria.While speaking at a forum organised on ‘Best practices in fostering food security in Africa’, the “Ota farmer” had said the progress made in agriculture and food security while he was serving as head of state was because he “personally sat at the driver’s [...]

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    Gunmen kill Lebanese who spent 30 years teaching mathematics in Sokoto

Gunmen kill Lebanese who spent 30 years teaching mathematics in Sokoto

Moin Amsuri, a Lebanese who spent 30 years of his life teaching mathematics in different schools in Sokoto state, has been murdered.According to El-Mustapha Sani, spokesman of the Sokoto state police command, Amsuri was killed on Thursday.Sani said armed robbers could likely be behind the tragic incident, disclosing that investigation was ongoing.“The deceased was suspected to have been killed by [...]

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    20 things to remember about Abacha

20 things to remember about Abacha

General Sani Abacha, born on September 20, 1943, was Nigeria's military head of state from November 17, 1993 to June 8, 1998 when he died suddenly. It is exactly 20 years since he died, but how much of his history do you still remember?1. A Kanuri originally from Borno State, General Sani Abacha was born and brought up in Kano [...]

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    Shagari is an immense blessing, says Jonathan

Shagari is an immense blessing, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described Shehu Shagari as an "immense blessing" to the nation, saying he recorded outstanding achievement as the nation’s first executive president.Shagari is 91 on Thursday.In his congratulatory message, Jonathan said the second republic president’s long-standing commitment to peace and development would continue to inspire many Nigerians to offer their best to the nation.“I wish to, most compassionately, [...]

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    Shagari: I can unequivocally say that Mu’azu is a good leader

Shagari: I can unequivocally say that Mu’azu is a good leader

Former president Shehu Shagari says Adamu Muazu, ex-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is a good leader who delivered his best for his people.Shagari, who wrote the foreword of a publication titled 'My Tenure Report', said Muazu was responsive to the needs of his people at the most critical times.“Leadership is a gift from God. It is also a [...]

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    Shagari alive, preaches peaceful conduct of polls

Shagari alive, preaches peaceful conduct of polls

Shehu Shagari, second republican president of Nigeria, has cleared the air on the rumour of his death, calling for a peaceful conduct of the forthcoming general election.Shagari, who spoke at his residence in Sokoto on Monday, said it was important to shun violence.“Nobody should sponsor or perpetrate violence as the country belongs to all of us,” he said.“Politicians in the [...]

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