December 5, 2022

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How Niger Gov Babangida Aliyu Teamed Up With Gov. “Judas” Rotimi Amaechi To Dethrone Jonathan

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Just as the dust raised by the brouhaha that took place recently in the leadership of the Nigeria’s Governor’s Forum (NGF) where the present chairman who is also the governor of Rivers State, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was asked to step down for the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Dr. Godswill Akpabio is yet to settle, another development just came up and the person at the centre of the controversy this time is no other person than the governor that refers to himself as ‘The Servant Leader’,  Alhaji Babangida Aliyu of Niger State.
You will recall that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the NGF loyal to the president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan have alleged that Amaechi is doing everything humanly possible to frustrate the second term bid of Mr. President. These governors who are the president’s loyalists decided to remove Amaechi and install another member who is loyal to the president. The name of Akpabio came handy based on his close relationship with the president and the governors have since then been doing all within their reach to see that Akpabio emerges the leader of the NGF.
And to further clip the wing of the anti-Jonathan’s group, at a meeting with the president in attendance, Akpabio was unanimously elected as the chairman of Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum. To show that he meant business, shortly after his election he came out publicly and declared that Judas governors would be weeded out among the PDP governors apparently referring to Amaechi and his co-travellers.
The interest of Rotimi in frustrating Jonathan’s 2nd term bid, Global News gathered, is as a result of his own political interest of being the presidential running mate of Jigawa state governor, Sule Lamido in the next general elections.
Meanwhile, the intelligence report indicates that a prominent member of the NGF in the person of Babangida Aliyu has decided to share in Amaechi’s plight. Meetings are said to have been called and held by some anti-Jonathan NGF members and other politicians across the country in the instance of Aliyu. At these meetings, different measures that can be put in place to displace Jonathan were said to be discussed.
The intelligence report reveals further that the only problem confronting this anti-Jonathan re-election group is money. It is generally believed that the Presidency has the financial muscle to release enough money to win the presidential election so they need a governor who has enough money to put into the election. That is why Amaechi was said to have been picked from the oil-rich Niger Delta and positioned for the post of the vice-president while the group carefully shops for who will fit the presidency slot among the anti-Jonathan NGF members and Lamido’s name came up.
What was, however, not clear as at the time of putting together this report is if Aliyu is actually supporting the Northern presidential ticket which Lamido is being positioned for or he has his personal ambition. Stay glued to this magazine for updates as events unfold.

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UBA Foundation Rings in The Yuletide Season, Lights Up the Lagos Marina Africa’s Global bank, United Bank for Africa, through its Corporate Social Responsibility Arm, the UBA Foundation, on Tuesday, held its annual Christmas Lighting ceremony to mark the start of the festive season. The brilliant Christmas Lights of the UBA Foundation Gardens at the UBA Head Office on the Marina in Lagos, were activated by the bank’s Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Alawuba, in a grand ceremony which was witnessed by key management staff and some customers of the bank. Alawuba, who addressed attendees at the ceremony, reiterated that the annual Lighting event is a symbol of hope for the coming year, the future and all the goodness it will bring into people’s lives. Alawuba said, “The UBA Foundation is focused on touching lives and giving back to its host communities. UBA through its foundation, the UBA Foundation desire remains is committed to improving lives in whatever way we can. We want to give back always and this event is quite symbolic as it represents the affinity we have towards our customers, employees and associates as well as our communities.” The CEO of the UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta, said that the Christmas lighting ceremony was important for the Foundation adding: “Today is significant. All over the world, it is known in the advent period as Giving Tuesday. It is a time to give back to those who don’t have enough. It is a time to shine light on others, to give hope and give gifts. Today we gave out a lot of gifts and people were happy as we lit up the Foundation gardens to symbolise joy and hope. We are constantly reminded as an institution, of our promise to continue to touch lives and show kindness. In these difficult times, sharing even a little bit, goes a long way.” The lighting ceremony was attended by UBA staff members and customers who were serenaded with Christmas carols by the UBA Customer Fulfilment Centre’s choir. It ended with a guided tour around the UBA Foundation gardens on the Lagos Marina. Over the years, the UBA Foundation has been very active in creating sustainable development in its host communities and as part of its corporate social responsibility, the Foundation will be feeding tens of thousands of people across Africa during this festive season. UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the UBA Group, is committed to the socio-economic betterment of the communities in which the bank operates, focusing on development in the areas of Education, the Environment, Economic Empowerment and other Special Projects.

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