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Our Country’s Main Endowment Not Oil But Our People -Osinbajo

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The Vice-President of the federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s main endowment as a country “is neither crude oil nor any other mineral resource, rather our people.”

The Fidelinfo gathered that this was contained in a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Vice-President spoke while delivering the keynote address at the 111th Founders’ Day Lecture of King’s College, Lagos virtually.

Akande, in the statement titled, ‘Teaching young people integrity, innovation and hard work is the foundation of a good society,’ said Osinbajo also noted that the country’s economic aspirations and capacity to compete in the global economy depend on “how effectively we empower our people to fulfill their potential.”

He quoted Osinbajo as also stressing the need to focus on productivity, character and civic education, as well as the need to “change both the substance of education and the methods of educating our children.”

The vice president stressed the need to teach young people that there were huge rewards for creativity, innovation with a culture of integrity in business and personal life, coupled with hard work and diligence.

These, he said, were the foundations of a good and prosperous society.

“When people are nurtured in the notion that rent seeking or the prebendal capture of wealth or benefit by access to power is the path to success, then the society will not prosper.

“A few will capture all the resources, everyone else will be poor or on their way there,” Osinbajo said.

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Presidency Reveals Why Buhari Did Not Speak on Lekki Shooting In State Broadcast

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The Presidency, on Saturday disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention the Lekki toll gate shooting in his nationwide broadcast addressing the issue of #EndSARS.

Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed that his principal did not mention the shooting because it would be “premature and presumptuous.”

The Fidelinfo gathered that, Adesina, while appearing on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today, explained that the shooting was being investigated by the military.

He said: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Governor has also set up a probe panel to investigate what really happened.

“So, the President couldn’t have said anything because it would be premature and presumptuous while investigation is ongoing.

“It is after investigation has been concluded that he can speak on the matter.”

Buhari had received some backlash from Nigerians over his silence on the Lekki shooting recorded carried out by soldiers.

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Curfew: Kwara Govt Exempts Essential Workers

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The Kwara state government has exempted essential workers from the 24-hour curfew in the state.

The state government said the exempted essential workers are media workerse, bankers, health workers and others.

The Fidelinfo gathered that development was contained in a statement made available by Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin, Hon. Commissioner for Communications

The statement reads:

“This is to exempt persons who qualify as essential workers from the 24-hour curfew declared by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

“Those covered in the exemption are health workers; media workers (journalists); petrol station workers; bankers. Such persons would only be accorded such privilege if they present their valid (work place) identity cards identifying them as such.

“The government regrets the inconvenience the curfew may cause the citizenry but it is necessary to maintain law and order at this critical time.

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UPDATED: Kwara Gov, AbdulRazaq Imposes Curfew In Ilorin

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The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has imposes a curfew in the state capital starting from 12 midnight on Friday.

The Fidelinfo gathered that the governor made the announcement while addressing the state on Friday.

The curfew becomes necessary as thugs invades government warehouse and looted palliatives and relief materials.

Details shortly..

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