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UNGA 78: Tinubu set to address General Assembly

NEW York, Sept 18, 2023 (NAN) Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu is set to address world leaders at the ongoing 78th session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN headquarters in New York.

The UN correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tinubu, in his first outing to the Assembly, will be addressing world leaders on Tuesday.

The Nigerian president would deliver his statement around 6.00 p.m.(11.00 p.m. Nigerian time) to the world leaders.

He will speak to the theme of the 78th session of the UNGA: “Rebuilding Trust and Reigniting Global Solidarity: Accelerating Action on the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals towards peace, prosperity, progress, and sustainability for all.”

Tinubu’s address will also encompass several issues such as sustainable development, climate change, global cooperation, and the imperative to address inequalities and global humanitarian crises.

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NAN reports that Tinubu arrived in New York on Sunday and was received by the Minister of Foreign of Affairs, Amb. Yusuf Tuggar, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb.Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, and Maj.-Gen. Dangana Allu, Nigeria’s Defence Attache, Washington D.C.

Tinubu’s reception was a departure from the usual tradition where officials would line up at the airport to welcome the president.

This time, only three officials were there at the airport to receive the president with the other Nigerian officials stationed at the UN Plaza Millenium Hilton Hotel to welcome him.

Those at the hotel to welcome him were Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Amb. Uzoma Emenike; Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Amb. Lot Egopija; and Consul General in Atlanta, Amb. Amina Samaila.

Others are Akwa Ibom State Governor, Umo Eno; Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo; Gov. Uba Sani of Kaduna; Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe; and Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, among others.

NAN reports that the Nigerian leader has attended the SDGs submit and other events on the sidelines of the event and is slated to be the fifth African leader to speak on Tuesday.

UNGA 78: Tinubu set to address General Assembly

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Former Chicago State University President to sue Tinubu over forged certificate

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Dr. Elnara Daniel, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Former Chicago State University President to sue Tinubu over forged certificate

This is not a good time for the embattled president of Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as a former president of the Chicago State University, Dr. Elnara Daniel said she had concluded plans to drag him to a US criminal court for forgery.

The former CSU president according to some documents sighted by Nigerian Concord Newspaper said it was a criminal act for the president of Nigeria to forge her signature on the certificate he is parading.

Dr. Daniel said in the document that she has finalized her papers to sue Tinubu but is only waiting for the institution to release his academic records to the former vice president of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar tomorrow, Monday as directed by District Judge Maldonado before storming the court for her suit against Tinubu.

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The former Chicago State University president said she didn’t sign the controversial certificate which Tinubu presented to INEC during his nomination process last year, noting that she was not even a staff of the institution until 19 years after the certificate was forged

Daniel wondered how she could sign a certificate which was allegedly issued in 1979 when she actually began work at the institution in 1998.

She said her plan to press a criminal charge against Tinubu was a result of the pressures by her family, friends and associates to clear her name from allegations in the media that she was bribed by the embattled Nigerian president to sign the forged CSU certificate.

She pressed further in the document that she never had any student by that name “Tinubu” throughout her stay as the president of the Chicago State University.

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NiMet predicts 3-day sunshine, cloudiness from Monday

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NiMet predicts 3-day sunshine, cloudiness from Monday

THE Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and cloudiness from Monday to Wednesday across the country.

NiMet’s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja forecast cloudy atmosphere on Monday with intervals of sunshine over the northern region.

The agency anticipated prospects of thunderstorms accompanied with rains over Gombe, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Taraba and Adamawa States in the morning hours.

“Later in the day, scattered thunderstorms with moderate rains are expected over parts of Kebbi, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna States.

“The cloudy atmosphere is anticipated over the North Central region with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Niger, the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa and Kwara States during the morning hours.

“Thunderstorms are expected over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Plateau, Benue, Niger, Nasarawa, Kogi and Kwara States during the afternoon to evening hours,” it said.

According to NiMet, cloudy atmosphere is expected over the inland states of the South and the coastal belt of the country.

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It envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States during the morning hours.

The agency forecast thunderstorms and moderate rains over parts of Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Ondo, Oyo, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom and Cross River States later in the day.

According to NiMet, cloudy skies with sunshine intervals are anticipated over the Northern region on Tuesday with chances of thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Sokoto, Kano, Gombe, Katsina, Kaduna, Zamfara and Bauchi States in the morning hours.

It predicted thunderstorms over parts of Adamawa, Taraba, Bauchi, Gombe and Kaduna States during the afternoon/evening hours.

“Cloudy skies are anticipated over the North Central region with prospects of thunderstorms over parts of the Federal Capital Territory, Kwara and Niger States.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over the Federal Capital Territory, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau States.

“Cloudy atmosphere is expected over inland states of South and its coast with chances of isolated rains over parts of Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Edo, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States during the morning hours.”

It anticipated thunderstorms over the entire Southern region in the afternoon and evening hours.

The agency forecast cloudy skies on Wednesday with sunshine intervals over the Northern region in the morning hours.

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According to it, there are prospects of thunderstorms over parts of Kaduna, Taraba and Adamawa States later in the day.

It predicted cloudy morning over the North Central region during the morning hours.

“Later in the day, thunderstorms are expected over parts of Benue, Niger, Plateau, Nasarawa States and the Federal Capital Territory.

“Cloudy atmosphere is expected over the inland areas of the South and its coastal states during the morning hours. In the afternoon/evening hours, thunderstorms along with moderate rains are envisaged over the entire region.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall could lead to flash floods. The public is advised to take necessary caution, avoid driving and walking through flood waters,” it said.

According to NiMet, strong winds are likely to precede and accompany the thunderstorms, citizens are advised to take necessary safety precautions.

The agency further advised disaster risk managers, agencies and individuals to be proactive to avert loss of lives and property during the rainy season.

Besidss, the agency urged all Airline operators to avail themselves of weather reports and alerts periodically from NiMet for effective planning for their operations.

NiMet predicts 3-day sunshine, cloudiness from Monday

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Stay away from revoked lands or be prosecuted: FCTA warns former owners

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Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike

Stay away from revoked lands or be prosecuted: FCTA warns former owners

THE Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned former owners of 165 revoked lands in the FCT to stay clear of the properties or be prosecuted.

The Director, Mr Mukhtar Galadima, gave the warning in Abuja, when his team foiled an attempt by some of the owners of the revoked lands in Maitama, Abuja to continue development on the sites.

This, he described as “worrisome” , inspite of the revocation oder placed on the lands

Accompanied by some security personnel, the development control officials confiscated building equipment found on the sites, arrested some of the workers for profiling and chased others out of the sites.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Minister of the FCT, Mr Nyesom Wike, had revoked 165 plots of land in the FCT for non-development of the properties.

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The revocation, according to the minister, is due to the continuous contravention of the terms of agreements as contained in section 28(5) (a) &(b) of the Land Use Act.

“The FCTA minister has revoked some plots for non – development and also gave last warning on abandoned buildings since December 2022.

“It is unfortunate that those revoked properties, some people are trying to come back and work on them, particularly on weekend.

“We got information that some owners of the revoked lands are moving to site in violation of the order.

“We are on this operation to ensure that nobody go back to all the revoked plots to work on them.

“We also want to use this opportunity to warn the public that any revoked property that somebody is trying to work on, the FCTA will not only remove such structures but will ensure prosecution of the person involve,” he assured.

When asked if any of the affected owners of the plots had gone to Court to seek redress, Galadima said, “I am not aware of anything like that.

“But if at all, someone has gone to the Court, then I will live it to the Court to decide, but for now I am not aware of such.”

Stay away from revoked lands or be prosecuted: FCTA warns former owners

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