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Independence Day: Nigeria Is Growing Despite Global Difficulties – AbdulRazaq

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Despite significant setbacks in its nation-building efforts and its fair share of global difficulties, Nigeria is a country on the rise, according to the governor of Kwara State on Saturday.

The FidelinfoNews gathered this was contained in a statement on Saturday by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor.

AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq congratulated citizens on the 62nd independence anniversary, saying leaders and citizens must play their roles to better the lots of the country and its people.

The Governor spoke at Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary parade held in Ilorin — amid colouful march-pasts by contingents from the security agencies, public and private primary and secondary schools, members of the national youth corps and the Red Cross in Kwara State.

The event was attended by the great and the good of Kwara State from different sectors, including Deputy Governor Kayode Alabe; First Lady Amb. Olufolake AbdulRazaq; Senator Sadiq Umar (North); House of Assembly Speaker Yakubu Danladi-Salihu and members of the House; Grand Kadi Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen; cabinet members; security commanders; royal fathers; and party leaders, among others.

“Nigeria is a nation on the rise. I agree that we are struggling against various challenges of nation building. Yes, we are up against the fluctuations of the global economy,” he said, adding: “However, our country is not stagnant. We are not hopeless. Everyday, new successes are being recorded in the economy, infrastructural development, defence, and in our democratic journey.”

The Governor said “things will be better if everyone plays their role and prioritizes national peace, unity, and collective growth”.

He congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and other Nigerian citizens on the celebration, appreciating God and all founding fellows for their excellent contributions towards gaining that freedom.

“With gratitude to the Almighty God and respect to all the founding fathers and mothers of our country, I join Mr. President to congratulate Nigerians on the 62nd Independence of our country,” he added.

AbdulRazaq said Kwara is equally waxing stronger under his watch, adding that the government has a duty to consolidate on some of the achievements recorded so far.

The Governor charged all Kwarans to continue to exist in peace, and make the State continually hospitable and attractive to investors.

“As a people, I urge Kwarans to continue to make this state the comfort zone for trade, hospitality, and peaceful coexistence. Together, let us build a state that works for all,” the Governor added.

The October 1 event is the annual commemoration of Nigeria’s political independence from Britain, with the Green White Green effectively replacing the British blue ensign with a Star of David surrounding the Tudor/Edward’s Crown. The latter had been adopted as the flag of Nigeria after the British amalgamated Northern and Southern Nigeria in 1914.

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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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