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BREAKING: UNILORIN Mgt Confirms Death Of Pro-Chancellor

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Abidu Yazid Rafindadi OON, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Ilorin has passed away

The FidelinfoNews gathered that Dr. Folaranmi M. Olowoleni, the institution’s registrar and secretary to the governing council, informed the university community of the sad event in a memo on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

The statement reads:

“This is to formally notify you of the sudden demise of our beloved Council Chairman, Mallam Abidu Rafindadi Yazid, OON, which sad event occurred at the early hours of today, Thursday, 22nd September, 2022.

“We pray God for the repose of his soul and also pray God to grant him eternal rest. May God forgive his shortcomings and admit him into Aljannah Firdaous.

“The University Community condoles with the family, the Katsina Emirate, the Katsina State Government and the entire people of Katsina State. We pray God to grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss”.

The late Mallam Yazid, who was an outstanding civil servant and a former Secretary to the Katsina State Government, was appointed as the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Ilorin last year.

In one of his last official assignments on earth, the late Pro-Chancellor announced, a fortnight ago (Thursday, September 8, 2022), the appointment of Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN, as the University’s new Vice Chancellor, following the conclusion of a thorough selection process.

In his reaction to the sad news, the University Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, described the death of Mallam Yazid as “very shocking, unexpected and one that is very painful to all the entire staff and students of the University, particularly at this point in time when his services were most needed by the institution and the nation’s university system.

Prof.Abdulkareem, in a statement signed by the institution’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, said that the late Mallam Yazid was a fantastic and hardworking leader who served the University with competence and dedication, recalling that the late Pro-Chancellor brought to bear great humility, uncommon civility and infectious sensitivity in the discharge of his responsibilities.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that the University and the nation would surely miss the services and patriotism of Mallam Yazid, who was evidently one of the best of his generation.

Prof. Abdulkareem condoled with the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Chancellor of the University, who is also the Emir of Katsina, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, CFR, as well as members of the Governing Council of the University of Ilorin over his death.

The Vice-Chancellor also condoled with the Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, CFR, and the people of Katsina State on the loss of a great son of the state.

He also sympathised with the family, friends and colleagues of Mallam Yazid.

While praying Allah to grant the University of Ilorin and members of Mallam Yazid’s immediate family the fortitude to bear his death, Prof. Abdulkareem prayed Allah to forgive his shortcomings and make Aljannah Fridaous his final abode.

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Wike Receives Fmr. President Obasanjo In Rivers

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi meet with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Thursday.

Fidel Info reports that Obasanjo and Fayemi are attending the ongoing Port Harcourt International Conference 2023 holding at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt.

The summit is tagged, “Deepening Democratic Culture and Institutions for Sustainable Development and Security in Nigeria.”

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Non-Indigenes In Kwara State Declare Support For Gov AA

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Non-Indigenes in Kwara State have declared a total support for Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in his re-election bid, pledging to vote overwhelmingly for him in the forthcoming election.

Fidel Info reports that they made this known at a consolidative forum meeting where they said they would continue to cooperate and support the administration of Governor AbdulRazaq.

In a statement by the Total Coordinator of the Amalgamated Non-Indigenes Associations, Barrister Adokutu Jafaru Ibie, previous administrations were condemned for playing politics of exclusion with non-indigenes in the state.

“Past governors only remember non-indigenes when it comes to getting our votes during electioneering periods. This time around, however, only the AbdulRazaq administration in the history of Kwara State has truly accorded non-indigenes the required recognition in the governance of the state.

“This is one government every non-indigene from the six geo-political zones of the country resident in Kwara must appreciate and work and accept for fulfilling promises made to the people. We’ll ever remember Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq as a promise keeper, and has truly activated the substance of his promises to the people of the six geo-political zones resident in Kwara State.”

Adokutu urged non-indigenes in the state not to be swayed by the deceit of opposition, telling them to queue behind the ruling APC in the forthcoming election.

“We accept the reorganization process of the Senior Special Assistant to the  Governor on Non-Indigenes, Hon. Caleb Ono Bobi, which has helped to better reposition all affiliate associations, clubs, unions etc of non-indigenes resident in Kwara State. He advised non-indigenes not to allow themselves to be swayed by the deceits of opposition parties in the state but to queue behind the All Progressives Congress led administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to return his government to power in  at the March elections.

“In the same vein, the President of the South-South Community in Kwara, Sir Christopher Ozonuwe appealed to all non-indigenes in the state to be very watchful of political hawks during this election year so that they do not fall to their empty promises and open deceits but to always align with the purposeful governance of the current administration of  AbdulRazaq.

“Our SSA and other government appointees on Inter-Community Relations are men of good professional and intellectual clout. So, we believe the governor has truly done us a good turn by appointing them into his cabinet. We are solidly behind them in the onerous task to re-elect our governor for another four years of untarnished governance of our Kwara State.”

Adokutu also announced that non-indigenes in the state will carry out a Non-Indigenes Solidarity Rally for the Governor’s second term re-election soon.

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BREAKING: Warri-Itakpe Train Derails In Kogi

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According to reports, a train traveling the Warri–Itakpe route derailed, leaving numerous people stranded.

Fidel Info reports that it was the same train that had people kidnapped from its station in Igueben, Edo State.

According to information, the incident took place inside Kogi woodland.

According to reports, a number of people got off the train out of concern for their safety.

It was gathered that the train left Warri early on Sunday and got derailed at around 12pm inside the thick forest between Ajaokuta and Itakpe.

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