With just less than 24 hours to the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos state chapter, one of the leading aspirants in the state, Obafemi Hamzat, has announced that he is stepping down for Babajide Sanwo-Olu in the direct primary scheduled for Sunday, September 30 across the state of excellence.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that Hamzat wooed all his loyalists to support and work for Sanwo-Olu, stressing that the decision is in the collective interest of the party.
The governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) holding tomorrow in the state would now be a straight battle between the incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
It was learnt that the reconciliatory efforts being made by the campaign team of Sanwo-Olu to woo aggrieved members of the APC seems to be paying off.
Sanwo-Olu was on Friday, September 29, endorsed by the Iyaloja-General of Lagos state, Chief Mrs Folashade Tinubu- Ojo and other market leaders in the state.
Meanwhile, in an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode expressed his readiness to participate in the APC governorship primaries in Lagos state.
Chimamanda Adichie Makes Another History At Yale University
Chimamanda Adichie makes another history at Yale University by emerging as the first African to deliver a speech at Yale’s 318th commencement to celebrate the Yale college class graduands, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Chimamanda Adichie is popularly known for his book ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ and ‘Americana’. She has also featured in TED talk on several occasion. The Class Day address is as of date back as in 19th century which reflects the student four years at the university. It also constitutes giving prizes to students in several aspects of the University. The students are the one to choose any profoundly acclaimed figure to deliver the speech.
This time around Chimamanda Adichie is chosen to deliver the address on 19th of May, 2019, succeeding Hillary Clinton, the Presidential candidates for the Democratic in the last US Presidential election against the Republican, Donald J. Trump.
The lists of profound people who have been chosen to address on that occasion are, Tony Blair, Barbara Walters, Tom Hanks, and many others. Chimamanda Adichie is now the first African to be included among the list.
Chimamanda Adichie was described by the organizing committee for the event as “an inspiring global citizen whose words, teaching, and social activism has had an indelible impact on the diaspora and broader contemporary culture.”
Chimamanda as well got her master of Arts in African Studies in 2008 at Yale Unversity and commend the class that:
“I remember the many clever undergrads I met while at Yale and it’s an honor to know that a class of similarly clever students chose me to speak to them,”
“Be open to changing your mind. It is often a sign of growth. Be open to the possibility that you might be wrong. Ideology is a good thing but if you find that you yield unquestioningly to every orthodoxy of the ideology you subscribe to, then maybe it is time for some agility in your thinking.”
She further speaks as follows, “If you’re one day enrobed in corporate power, please hire women as executives and not just in human relations. Change the corporate culture. Have an on-site day-care. Make paid family leave standard and ordinary.”
Rabiu Yadudu Becomes New FAAN Managing Director
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, have gotten a newly appointed Managing Director, Rabiu Yadudu. Following the appointment by President Mohammadu Buhari, the Deputy Director for Press and Public Affairs of the Ministry of Transportation, James Odaudu revealed this on Monday in Abuja, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The newly appointed Managing Director is preceded by Saleh Dunoma. Mr. Rabiu happened to be an accredited airport pratitioner in Airport Council International, ACI and International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. He as well certified in Air Transport Systems, Airport Safety Management Systems and Avionics. Mr. Rabiu is formarly the Director of FAAN before his appointment as the Managing Director.
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