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NUGLE appeals to Osun Governor Aregbesola to support LGA autonomy

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Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola

The
Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has appealed to
the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to support Local Government
Autonomy. Mr Ibrahim Khaleel, NULGE President made the appeal at a news conference on Monday in Abuja.

Khaleel said that this was imperative as the governor’s support was necessary for granting the Local Government Autonomy.
He expressed sadness over what he described as “misconceptions on Local Government Autonomy” by the governor
He
said the Osun State governor had come to symbolise himself as the most
formidable foe against the freedom of local governments in Nigeria.
He
said that the Aregbesola was defending his position when he said local
governments should not have autonomy in his well-publicised lecture
during the 2017 NULGE Week of Osun State Chapter.
He said “Ogbeni
Aregbesola erroneously declared that local governments do not deserve
to be autonomous because the Yoruba wars, particularly the Kiriji war,
was fought for federalism recognised only two tiers of government;
namely the federal and the state.
“This
is a distortion of history. The historical fact is that the popular
Kiriji war was fought because the Ijesha and Ekiti people did not want
the regime of recklessness imposed on them by Ibadan warlords.
“For
historical records, local administration and empire buildings started
with Yoruba civilisation. Local governments have been in existence
before the Berlin Conference of 1885 to 1886 when the entire area of
Nigeria was partitioned to Britain for colonial exploitation.
“In
fact, when the Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria were
amalgamated in 1914, local government administration, as we now address
it, had flourished very well in all parts of Nigeria.
“The
Clifford Constitution of 1922 did not talk of any Federal or State
Government; yet till 1945, local administration in form of local
governments flourished in every inch of that era of colonial Nigeria,
such that government was receiving the patronage of people and it was
providing services.
“Therefore,
the reference to Kiriji war as a protest not to recognise local
government as a tier of government did not exist in reality. It only
existed in the imagination of Aragbesola.”
The
NULGE president applauded the leadership and members of 8th National
Assembly for overwhelmingly adopting two of the three key bills on local
government autonomy.
He said that NULGE
hoped that the two chambers would reconcile their differences on the
issue of scrapping State Independent Electoral Commission(SIEC).

He faulted the belief from some quarters that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should be solely responsibility for the conduct of Local Government elections across Nigeria.
Khaleed said that NULGE and the Nigeria Union of Teachers had settle their differences on the issue of LGA autonomy.
“NUT is part and parcel of the National Action Committee responsible for actualisation of LGA autonomy,” he said.
He said that the three years tenure proposed by the National Assembly for LGA elected officers was a welcome idea.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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