Governors Ganduje,Shettima and others who visited President Buhari in London have arrived Nigeria.
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In place of strife and division, let us create economic opportunities
Remarks by Malam Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, at the meeting of the Northern States Governors’ Forum, Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, 27th July 2017
Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, I am delighted to welcome you all once again to Kaduna. Let me put on record our appreciation of the decision to return the regular meetings of the forum to the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Government House of Kaduna State. It is an honour we do not take likely. All the 19 states represented in this forum have long-standing ties of culture, geography and history. The contemporary needs of our people require that we explore collaborations, common approaches and best practise to rid our region of the fetters that hold it back. I am confident that our engagements, and the applications of our best endeavours will enable us to contribute to unleash the vast potentials of our people.
Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, the challenges before us are immense. We commend the resilience of our communities in the North-East which have begun the process of recovery from the ravages of insurgency. But security remains a challenge across our states. The frequency and savagery of communal clashes in some of our states, and the prevalence of untoward phenomena such as rural banditry, cattle-rustling and kidnapping need to be tackled. The festering sores left by previous conflicts in which proper closure, accountability for crimes and reconciliation were not effected appear to be accelerating a descent into impunity and a situation in which many elites are too short-sighted to recognise the dangers of embroiling our communities in repeated cycles of violence.
The message needs to go out to our communities that peace requires a determination to have peace, sustain peace and protect it. There is no humane alternative to choosing to resolve all differences by exclusively peaceful and legal means. Our region is the most diverse area in our vast country. It cannot afford the ghastly luxury of transforming differences in religion, language and culture into sources of conflict, death and destruction. Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, we need to challenge our elite to stop the commodification of difference and unite our peoples for development and prosperity.
For such efforts to be credible and sustainable, the state must vigorously reclaim its prerogatives as the guarantor of security. Robust actions in the security sector must be undertaken quickly to implant a visible, reassuring and effective presence of the protective hand of the state across our region. There are too many places where outlaws and non-state actors of all sorts have stepped into the ungoverned spaces like these forests.
Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, we should consider whether it is not prudent, for instance, for the states that through which the Kamuku, Kuyambana and Falgore forest ranges stretch to request that the Federal Government should hand them over for better and closer management. These forests constitute sources of perils to ordinary people, the states and the country. After our recent bitter experience, we will not be forgiven if we allow the emergence of new Sambissas in these vast spaces which provide safe refuge for outlaws. Robberies, kidnappings and cattle rustling are headquartered in these ungoverned forest ranges.
What is proposed is that we continue to jointly fund special security operations to sanitise these spaces, which must now be accompanied with a development agenda to convert them from arenas of insecurity to places that are properly integrated into the economy.
The credentials of our region as a reasonably secure place are crucial to our economic development. With vast land mass, abundant waters, and, above all, tens of millions of hardworking people, ours is a region waiting to break out of poverty and all its restraints to the human spirit. We do not have much time to translate that potential into real economic growth. We can do much together, leveraging on our different endowments to make the North a place of prosperity. In place of strife and division, we can occupy our people with the effort, joys and rewards of creating and seizing economic opportunities. There is no future in pretending that we can sustain our people either through dependence on monthly federal allocations or fostering the illusion that handouts from state governments, local governments or some elites can substitute for the rigours of building shared prosperity for the majority of our people.
Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, how can we make the best of our comparative advantages in Agriculture and Solid Minerals? How can we enhance power generation from diverse sources, including abundant sunlight, wind and other renewables?
Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, the city in which we are gathered was created by Lord Lugard 100 years ago this month. Kaduna emerged and has thrived as the capital of the Northern Region from which all our states emerged. The Kaduna State Government wishes to mark the centenary of Kaduna Capital Territory in a way that acknowledges and respects the city’s status in relation to the entire North. Kaduna is your city, as much as it is ours. Therefore, I am inviting all our state governments to discuss and collaborate to celebrate a city that is dear to us all. The centrepiece of the celebrations is proposed for December 2017. I understand that the details have being shared with all the SSGs for further discussions by Your Excellencies.
Before I conclude Your Excellencies, Your Royal Highnesses, I wish to propose that we discuss and outline our views on the question of the constitutional arrangements of this country. We should point the way forward with specific proposals that strengthen our country while devolving powers to the states and local governments.
I welcome you once again to Kaduna, and pray you all return safely to your homes, while wishing us all fruitful deliberations.
God Bless you all
God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
27th July 2017
A list of all the formulae needed for your GCSE maths exam. The formulae are so simplified that it will be easier for you to pass GCSE maths exam if you master them.
If you are entered for Foundation tier then you must know all the formulae marked ‘F’. Higher tier students must learn the whole list!
FormulaTier?How to use the formula in words:In Algebra:Area of a RectangleFMultiply the length by the width.A=L×W Area of a TraingleFMultiply the base by the perpendicular height and divide by two.A=12bh Area of a ParallelogramFMultiply the base by the height.A=b×h Area of a TrapeziumFAdd together the parallel sides and multiply by the height. Divide your answer by two.A=12(a+b)h Area of a CircleFSquare the radius and multiply by pi.A=πr2 Circumference of a CirleFDouble the radius and multiply by pi or multiply the diameter by pi.C=2πr or C=πd Volume of a CuboidFMultiply the length by the width by the height.V=lwh Volume of a PrismFMultiply the cross sectional area of the prism by its length.n/a Volume of a SphereHCube the radius and multiply by pi. Multiply your answer by four then divide by three.V=43πr3 Surface Area of a SphereHSquare the radius and multiply by pi. Multiply your answer by four.A=4πr2 Volume of a ConeHSquare the base radius of the cone and multiply by pi. Multiply your answer by the perpendicular height. Divide your answer by three.V=13πr2h Curved Surface Area of a ConeHMultiply the base radius of the cone by pi. Multiply your answer by the length of the side of the cone.A=πrl Volume of a PyramidHMultiply the area of the base by the perpendicular height. Divide your answer by three.n/aSine RuleHn/aaSinA=bSinB=cSinCCosine RuleHn/aa2=b2+c2−2bcCosAArea of any TriangleHn/a12abSinC Quadratic EquationHn/ax=−b±b2−4ac√2a
Acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, GCON today arrived Rivers state.He was received by Governor Wike and others.
They have been airlifted to Indorama Petrochemicals, Eleme, where the Ag. President will meet with the management. Accompanying them on the flight are Sen. Magnus Abe and Rotimi Amaechi.
Her name is Chidinma Obasi, a 26yrs old girl from Ohafia local government,Abia state.She is battling a severe form of jaw tumour which almost makes it difficult for her to talk.
According to reports,she needs about 3. 5million naira for surgery but she has a financial constraint which makes it difficult for her to cope with the surgery.
Below is her phone number 08060799515.Anybody who wants to assist her should use the account details below…
Name: Chidinma Obasi
Account Number: 3631230528
From the little I could understand from the story shared in Hausa by a Facebook user,the man pictured below died yesterday in a fatal accident that happened in Zaria.
He collided with another bike man and got severely injured around 6pm.He was rushed to Kanfage hospital where he died around 8pm.
Anybody who knows him should visit the nearest police station in Zaria.
Governor Willie Obiano has vowed not to allow the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB repeat the mistake made by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB who dissuaded the people from coming out during the last national census.
Obiano who spoke during his visit to an erosion site at Odume Layout, Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, while responding to the statement by the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu that there would be no election in the state in particular and in Southeast zone which he described as Biafra land, said:
“there is going to be an election on that day. Whoever says there will be no election is not carrying the interest of the people at heart”.
According to Obiano: “we will not repeat what happened during the national census period in the years back here in the state when those who called themselves MASSOB disrupted the exercise in Igbo land and the consequences of that disruption led to rating our population figure very low which is what we are still suffering today because we were counted less than what we are.”
The governor appealed to the electorate to vote for him on November 18, during the state gubernatorial election in the state for sustaining the good governance he inherited.