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2023: Emir of Kano Receives Dele Momodu, Wishes Him Well

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By Eric Elezuo

The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Aminu Bayero has received Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Chief Dele Momodu, in his palace in Kano.

The private meeting, which was held on Sunday presented an opportunity for seasoned entrepreneur-cum-politician to announce his Intention to vie for the presidency of Nigeria come 2023.

Revealing that he is endowed with the requisite requirements to run the country to fruitful recovery, Momodu told the monarch that Nigeria need a very cerebral individual to turn its fortune around.

In his response, the Emir, who confessed of his respect for the veteran journalist, commended his courage to undertake the task of rescuing Nigeria, and his professionalism in his chosen field of endeavour, saying “I love your style of doing things.

“It may interest you to know that I am the biggest customer of Ovation International magazine and has bought virtually every copy. I sometimes send for Ovation via courier,” he said.

The graduate of Mass Communications from the Bayero University, Kano, who ascended the throne of his forefathers in March 2020, also said that he has been following closely the consultations of Momodu enroute the presidency, and wholeheartedly prayed for him, and wished him the best in his quest to be president.

“I have been watching you from a distance. And I must tell you that I knew you way back and knows of your friendship with my immediate younger brother, The Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasir Bayero,” the monarch added.

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Atiku Sympathises with Tinubu over ‘Unfortunate’ Fall on Democracy Day Parade Ground

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A former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has sympathized with President Bola Tinubu over his fall while trying to board a parade truck to inspect parade at the Eagle Square on Wednesday.

The former Vice President expressed his sympathies via his verified X account, describing the fall as ‘unfortunate incident’, and hoping that all is well with the President.

He wrote:

“I sincerely sympathize with President Bola Tinubu over this unfortunate incident as he was set to review the parade on Democracy Day. I hope that all is well with him -AA”

Recall that while Tinubu attempted to mount the open truck for inspection of parade, he slipped and fell. But he was quick to pick himself up again with the help of his aides, who came to his rescue.

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Democracy Day Parade: Tinubu Slips, Falls, Recovers

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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday slipped and fell while boarding the parade vehicle at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.

The President had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at the Eagles Square, Abuja venue of the programme.

Our correspondent observed that the President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to step into the vehicle.

However, despite the slip, the President quickly regained his balance and continued with the proceedings.

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Glo Maintains 18 Years Tradition, Sponsors Ojude Oba Festival Again

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Digital solutions provider, Globacom, has announced that it will again be partnering with the organizers of the popular Ojude Oba festival this year in continuation of a tradition it started 18 years ago.

Speaking at the pre-event press conference held at Awujale’s Palace in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Globacom’s representative, Mr. Kazeem Kaka, restated the company’s commitment to uplifting Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage.

“Our sponsorship of festivals is aimed at identifying with the cultures and traditions of the Nigerian people, as an indigenous brand. Our involvement in the celebration of Ojude Oba festival is therefore geared towards promoting the unique tradition and custom of the Ijebu people”, Kaka said.

Globacom’s collaboration with the custodians of this festival, Mr. Kaka explained, underscores the company’s commitment to the rich heritage of the nation which is externalised through these festivals.

“It is our belief that our continued support for Ojude Oba will further strengthen the festival and entrench it as a world class carnival which will attract even more tourists from across the world. We are convinced that this partnership will further foster a symbiotic relationship with immense benefits for both Globacom and Ijebuland”, he added.

In his speech, the Chairman, Ojude Oba Planning Committee, Chief Olu Okuboyejo, paid tribute to Globacom for its massive support for the celebration which he noted serves as a reminder of the historical antecedents of the Ijebu people.

Themed: “Unity and Harmony in Ijebuland…The gift of Ojude Oba”, the 2024 edition of the festival is the 18th time that Globacom will be partnering with the Ojude Oba Planning Committee as the main sponsor of the festival.

Ojude Oba is celebrated annually two days after the Islamic  Eid El-Kabr festival and it’s a social gathering where all divergent issues affecting the lives of the Ijebu people are addressed. It is also a cornerstone for the development of the community socially, politically and economically.

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