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Ekiti traditional rulers lead protest against location of LCDA headquarters

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Ekiti traditional rulers lead protest against location of LCDA headquarters

Addressing the protesters on behalf of other traditional rulers, the Olotunja of Ootunja-Ekiti, Oba Adedeji Fagbamila, thanked the protesters for their peaceful conduct.

Traditional rulers from seven communities in the newly created Ikole West Local Council Development Area of Ekiti, on Wednesday appealed to Gov. Kayode Fayemi to relocate the council headquarters from Ijesa-Isu to Usin-Ekiti.

They made the plea at the temporary Secretariat of the LCDA in Asin-Ekiti, where they staged peaceful protest with their subjects, expressing dissatisfaction on the location of headquarters in Ijesa-Isu.

Addressing the protesters on behalf of other traditional rulers, the Olotunja of Ootunja-Ekiti, Oba Adedeji Fagbamila, thanked the protesters for their peaceful conduct.

Fagbamila urged them not to take the law into their hands by resorting to violence.

“We are in support of your rightful agitation, because it is your future that is at stake and your inalienable right to self-determination.

“I assure you that our amiable governor has no hand in this purported location of the council secretariat at Ijesa-Isu.

“But, we want to assure you that this is an error that cannot see the light of the day,” the traditional ruler said.

Also, Dr Lanre Ayejuyo, who spoke on behalf of the communities, said, “some powerful forces were behind the action and the development is injustice and unfair”.

According to him, locating the headquarters at Ijesa-Isu is against the interest of seven other communities and it is injustice.

“But, we are just appealing to Gov. Kayode Fayemi and the Chairman, LCDA Creation Committee to consider our initial proposal which was defended at the House of Assembly that the headquarters of the council be located at Usin-Ekiti.

In his remarks, Mr Bayo Ayeni, the Chairman, Ikole West LCDA Implementation Committee, said, “We have been on this struggle since 2014 during Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s first tenure.

“We presented our memorandum, which contained our demands before the state government when the LCDA idea was being proposed.

“We, even provided infrastructure, including a befitting edifice for the take-off of the council secretariat before the last administration truncated the process,” Ayeni said.

In his reactions, Mr Olawale Fapohunda, the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said the LCDA Committee was looking into the communities’ agitations and would do justice to all the complaints.

Fapohunda, then advised the people of the seven communities to be patient.

“Decision will be taken to rectify all the anomalies in the creation of the LCDAs.

“Please wait for the state government’s decision; but we appreciate your peaceful way of showing your displeasure,” he said.

The Ekiti LCDA Bill was passed by the state House of Assembly on Aug. 4 and signed into law on Aug. 6 by Gov. Kayode Fayemi. (NAN)

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President Tinubu To Address Joint Sitting Of National Assembly Tomorrow

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As part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

This is contained in a statement by clerk to the national Assembly Sani Magaji Tambuwal and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicates that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also flag off the National Assembly Library.

Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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