Group Tasks Youths On Politics
The Good Governance Group (G3), a group aimed at building human capacity in the political space, has harped on youth involvement in politics and knowledge of the constitution for effective participation in governance.
During a training at the Global Impact Church in Lagos with theme, “Constitutional Review”, the group stated that there is need for Nigerians to be aware of the document that binds the nation to ensure productivity across sectors of the economy.
The group stated that the agitation for constitutional review should not be considered as what determines good governance, adding that it is attitudinal change.
Speaking at the event, Co-ordinator of the group, Joseph Adewale Rennaiye, said to deal with issues, it is always best to go to the root cause which is the objective of the training.
“This is why G3 is talking about the constitution which is an unemotional document. it is basic in our lives and no matter our views or temperament; the law is the law. What we consider important is how knowledgeable people are about the laws that bind us together. That knowledge will help a lot of us on how to engage ourselves,” he said.
He added that reports show that the nation’s productivity has been low as Nigeria remains a net import nation.
While addressing participants, one of the facilitators who doubles as a creative entrepreneur and social activist, Ferdy Ladi Adimefe, noted that one of the root causes of the country’s problem is lack of ability to hold public office holders accountable to bills that would transform the economy.
“There is a need to educate the people about the constitution and how it has the ability to impact the economy and lives of the citizens. Because if the government is talking about fixing unemployment, they should first talk about how we change the bills that would drive industrialisation which are the fundamentals that are essentially lacking.”
Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Electoral College in Nigeria, Kunle Lawal has called on the youth to be strategic in order to clinch power in the coming elections.
He said, “Youth must understand strategically on how to position themselves on the path of leadership. They must learn to work together and most of all, they must have character. I have noticed the problem the youth have is lack of character, they are quick to pull people down on social media and this does not help in getting to leadership. It is a tactical game and they need to infiltrate the system.”
Obi, Abure Masterminded Apapa’s Attack At Tribunal – Arabambi
The embattled National Chairman of the Labour Party, Lamidi Apapa has alleged that the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi and the party’s suspended National Chairman, Julius Abure, on Wednesday, sponsored thugs against him (Apapa) at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, venue of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC.
Apapa was reportedly mobbed by some angry youths who were at the court to witness proceedings in the petition that Obi filed to challenge the outcome of the presidential election that held on February 25.
Speaking on the development, in an exclusive interview with The Tide source on Wednesday, the factional National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abayomi Arabambi, said he was surprised that this was how Obi, Abure and their supporters intended to come at them.
He said, “They attacked some police. They were fighting with press men. It was the security operatives that saved us. They came there to kill today (Wednesday) and we will definitely petition the police.”
When asked to provide evidence, Arabambi said, “We have the video now, the man that removed the cap of Apapa, we know him. We know them. We know all of them.
“We were together in the court when they started attacking us. Are they not Obidients, are they not shouting Obidients, shouting: Thief Thief on us!”
“It shows the character of who that man is. He can not even govern a local government,” he added.
The spokesperson of the Labour Party, has, however, insisted that they will petition the Inspector General of Police over the incident.
Buhari Returns To Abuja From UK Trip
After an additional week in the United Kingdom, where he had gone to attend the coronation of King Charles III, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria.
The President’s aircraft touched down at 4:45 pm yesterday, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja from where he was flown to the Presidential Villa in a chopper.
President Buhari left Nigeria on May 3 for the UK to participate in the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and his Queen Consort, Camilla, of the United Kingdom.
He was initially billed to return to Abuja within the week but had to extend his stay for an additional week to enable him to honour an appointment with his dentist.
Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, announced Buhari’s decision to stay another week in London in a statement.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will be in London, United Kingdom, for an additional week, at the behest of his dentist, who has started attending to him.
“The specialist requires to see the President in another five days for a procedure already commenced.
“President Buhari had joined other world leaders to attend the coronation of King Charles lll on May 6, 2023,” the statement said.
Buhari is expected to hand over the reins of power to his successor and political ally, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29th.
Already the Presidential Villa is taking a new shape as the maintenance officers are effecting necessary repairs of the seat of power.
Hyde Energy Set To Relaunch Luminor Lubricants
Hyde Energy Limited, a global petroleum-trading company with a downstream network in Nigeria, has revealed plans to relaunch Luminor, one of the company’s automotive lubricants.
The Chief Executive and founder of Hyde Energy, Olademeji Edwards, disclosed this recently at a media parley held in Lagos.
Hyde Energy operates across the value chain of the energy industry, and deals with the importation of petroleum products, including Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Gasoil, Dual Purpose Kerosene (DPK), Jet Fuel, Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG), automotive lubricants, and Naphtha.
Speaking with the press, Mr. Olademeji said in the next six months, Hyde Energy would be performing a relaunch of its Luminor brand and other products.
“The Hyde Luminor brand is a fantastic brand and has infiltrated the hearts of a few Nigerians.
“We launched that particular lubricant in 2017, and in our first year we sold five thousand litres in a quarter; today we are doing almost three thousand litres in a month, which is not a lot compared to other companies.
“But in the next six months, we are performing a relaunch of our products. We are going launching new labels, new bottles, and a new winning strategy coming into Lagos.
“We have not really been popular in Lagos; we have mostly been operating in the Southeast, Abuja, East and Calabar, which is where we get most of our volumes.
“But you will be hearing more and more of the Hyde Luminor brand going forward in weeks and months ahead, and we will enter into partnership with key people that would help us penetrate the market, and work with stockiest, so they can enjoy and know about us”, he said.
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