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Sylva hosts Davido, says FG committed to youth empowerment

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I finished University with 2.1- Davido

Chief Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, has restated the Federal Government’s commitment to youth empowerment.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs to the minister, Mr Julius Bokoru, on Wednesday said  Sylva gave the assurance when he received David Adeleke, also known as Davido.

The minister and Adeleke, the award-winning musician discussed art, politics, youth empowerment and harmonisation of the various age grades in the country.

Sylva said: “your generation is a smart one but it must proffer solutions too. If we all blame ourselves then we are farther and farther from any real solution.

“We must all harmonise, brainstorm and come up with creative ideas to improve life in our country.’’

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The minister assured the musician that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration “is on a fair and right trajectory in addressing concerns raised by the #EndSars protesters’’, in response to Davido’s concern.

Earlier, Davido commended the minister for his signature gas initiative, especially the National Gas Expansion Programme (NGEP) and the Autogas schemes designed to lessen dependence on petrol.

The musician observed that petrol was costlier, heavier and less eco-friendly compared to gas.

The minister and Adeleke also discussed the possibilities of building platforms for youth development and talent discovery.

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Lighter Mood: The Neighbour’s White Goat!

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*1. The moment I knew Nigeria was in trouble was when someone stole his neighbor’s white goat and dyed it black, only for the neighbor to say he recognized the goat by it’s smile.*

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*2. The best strategy to win arguements is to have serious mouth odour, they will just be nodding their head in agreement.*

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*3. I don’t like people who can’t let go of the past – especially people I owe money.*

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*4. Hmmm ….. When NEPA takes light, a true Nigerian will stand up and check outside, to make sure their neighbors don’t have light too! And you believe, you will make Heaven abi.*

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*5. You will buy sachet water and finish it at once. But when you buy bottle water, you will be opening and closing it as if it’s doctor’s prescription.*

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*6. At home you can’t sleep without switching off ‘ur small radio but you can sleep in Church with eight speakers blasting in ‘ur ear … it is called Demonic soft work.*

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*7. In Africa once your phone rings in the church or mosque, everybody will start looking at you as if Satan is the one calling.* 😄😄😄😄

*8. I still don’t understand how Nigerian Cockroaches survive inside microwave, gas cooker oven, etc. You will be warming food and you will see them walking inside like Shedrack, Meshack & Abednego.* 🙄🙄 *Maybe they also serve a Mighty God.*

*Anybody with an explanation?*😜😜😜

*Please, put a smile 😊🙂😉🙂😘 on someone’s face to calm down tension caused by Political Jobbers and other stress.* 😁😁

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Yemisi Owoeye

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LIGHTER MOOD: Pocket-induced Common Sense…!

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Sometimes, when what is laudable is not practicable, Commonsense simply takes over!

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Pilgrimage: Participation May Slide As Adamawa Announces N4.679m For 2024 Hajj

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…Executive Secretary blames increment from N2.89m on rising operational costs, exchange rate fluctuations and inflation

Participation at the 2024 Pilgrimage in Adamawa may shrink as the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission has announced N4.679 million fare, for this year’s Hajj.

What goes for Adamawa, may similarly affect the other states of the country, as hajj fare in 2023 was only N2.89 million.

The Executive Secretary of the commission, Malam Abubakar Salihu, made the announcement at a news briefing on Tuesday in Yola.

Salihu attributed the increment in the Hajj fare to rising operational costs, exchange rate fluctuations and inflation.
He said that the decision was made after careful consideration and consultations with relevant stakeholders.
According to him, the commission is committed to providing the best possible services, while ensuring transparency and accountability in the utilisation of the funds.

He called on intending pilgrims to always adhere to the rules and regulations both in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to enhance a hitch-free and successful pilgrimage.

Salihu also stressed the need for intending pilgrims to comply with the procedures and protocols established by the commission.
He emphasised the importance of continuous orientation and education for the intending pilgrims.

The executive secretary reiterated his commitment to ensuring a successful and memorable Hajj pilgrimage for the intending pilgrims in the state.

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