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Governors Laud Tinubu For Refurbishing Arewa House Library

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai have hailed ex-Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for refurbishing the Arewa House Library.

The governors spoke at the inauguration of the upgraded Arewa House Library.

Sanwo-Olu, who was represented by Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat, said the Arewa House Library has served and fulfilled the purpose of its establishment by sustaining its enviable status as a reliable centre for research and documentation.

The governor added that it was heart-warming that the centre has not only provided documentation of the history and culture of the people, it has also provided abundant materials and resources on contemporary studies on policy, peace and leadership. This, he said, has served as a rich reference point and source for scholars.

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“I am glad that a centre as this exists in Northern Nigeria and in Nigeria at large to document historical occurrences that both we in this present time and even the future generations can learn from to either avoid repeating certain mistakes or to provide us with the knowledge to act better in future,” the governor said.

Sanwo-Olu said with the upgrade, the centre was now well placed to meet the need of 21st-century researchers.

He commended the centre’s Director-General, Dr. Shuaibu Shehu Aliyu, management and staff of the Arewa House Library for preserving the history and culture of the country through the preservation of research and historical documentation.

Governors Laud Tinubu For Refurbishing Arewa House Library

Masari lauded the APC national leader for coming to the aid of the centre, a role which, according to him, should have been played by the governors in the North.

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He said: “It is an obligation for the governors in the North to give minimum support to the Arewa House as they all have the means and capacity to do so. The citizens of the North must also collectively work together in addressing security challenges rather than allowing government alone to do so.’’

El-Rufai, who was represented by his Commissioner of Education, Dr. Shehu Mohammed Makarfi, praised Tinubu for upgrading the centre and called on other philanthropists in the country to contribute to the growth of the research centre.

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Professor Kabiru Bala, also commended Tinubu for not reneging on his pledge to renovate and upgrade the library.

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During the eleventh annual memorial lecture of the centre in March, Tinubu pledged to renovate the library to an international standard.

Tetfund Chairman Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam also praised Tinubu for the project.

He said: “ Arewa House is very important to every northerner. The man of the moment Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who took it upon himself to renovate the library, I know him as a friend, brother, comrade in the progressive struggles to ensure democracy in this country. I am happy he found it worthy to identify with us by contributing to the renovation of the library of the Area House.”

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Parents of abducted Islamic school children gave up kids to bandits

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As a result of the inability to raise the latest demands of bandits, parents of the abducted Islamic school children in Tegina Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have allegedly abandoned the kids to their abductors.

It was gathered that the parents might have left the kids to their fate as they could not raise the N20 million ransom and six Honda motorcycles worth N3 million demanded by the bandits.

DAILY POST also learnt that some of the feelers they received on the death of some of the abductees have weakened some parents’ resolve and faith as they now doubt the children are still alive.

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3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

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Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna were said to have escaped from their captors.

They were subsequently found by security operatives roaming the forest.

The students, according to a competent security source in Kaduna on Tuesday, were found roaming in the forest in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

A source said that the students after their escape were re-kidnapped by another gang of bandits who entered into negotiation with the parents.

According to the source, “They escaped from their abductors and were later found roaming inside the forest by troops.

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“They were found in a forest in Chikun LGA, where they have been for days without food,” the source said, adding, “The students looked pale and sick.”

3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021, around 2am on the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia Expressway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The first batch of 28 of the students had spent 20 days in the kidnappers’ den. Thereafter, another four of the students also escaped from their captors.

This was after payment of N50 million was made to the bandits which warranted the release of the first 28 students.

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Emeka Nwajiuba: Nigeria To Get $125m From Global Education Summit

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Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has revealed that Nigeria will get a total of $125m as her shares from the Global Education Summit.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders who attended the summit raised US$5 billion to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.

Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Minister said that amount was the highest Nigeria has got and it was made possible because the President personally attended the conference.

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“$125 million will be coming to Nigeria. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing up because his presence made all the difference. This is the largest Nigeria has ever gotten from this summit and this is a fantastic one for us”.

“Luckily for us, we also have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education who is now going to be on the board of GPE, who is going to then stay there to make sure that we allocate these monies to the states where we have our biggest problems”.

“Most people won’t even think of Oyo state as a state where we have problems, but we do. We are studying all the graphics and we are going to allocate these monies to places where we can best utilise them or fill in the deepest gaps to try to get people running”.

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