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Notable Achievements Of The Late Former Governor Of Kwara State Bamigboye

It was reported earlier the passing away of the former governor of Kwara state, Brigadier General (retired) Femi David Lasisi Bamigboye today 21 September 2019. He was the first Military Governor of Kwara State from May 1967 to July 1975, after it had been split from the old Northern Region during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. In loving memory of the late leader, Nigerianews.net brings to you some notable achievements during his regime.

David Bamigboye is an Igbomina man. His younger brother is Theophilus Bamigboye, another military ruler turned politician. In 1968 he created the Kwara State Ministry of Education, with a department to handle Scholarship/Bursary matters. In 1971 he announced a decision to establish the Kwara State Polytechnic, which came into existence in 1972. In December 1972 he opened the new premises of Ola-Olu Hospital with accommodation for thirty-five beds.

  • 1st Governor of Kwara State.
  • The longest serving for 9yrs (1967-1975).
  • He laid a solid foundation for Kwara State.
  • Established Kwara Polytechnic.
  • Established Herald Newspaper.
  • Built Kwara Hotel.
  • Built Kwara State Secretariat.
  • Built the Kwara Stare Government House.
  • Built many secondary schools.
  • Built many General Hospitals.
  • Scholarships for Kwara Indigenes in higher institutions.

He built and sustained unity in Kwara state and produced many outstanding leaders, scholars, civil servants, jurists, professionals, entrepreneurs and many great Kwarans in various fields.

May his gentle soul rest in peace…Amen!

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Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

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Things You Don't Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

Things You Don’t Know About The New Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed

The former minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Friday, September 14, resigned her appointment over a certificate forgery scandal

After accepting Adeosun’s resignation, President Muhammadu, appointed Ahmed to oversee the ministry with immediate effect.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, September 14, approved Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed as the acting minister of finance, following the resignation of Kemi Adeosun as the minister of finance over a certificate forgery scandal.

Nigeria News reports that before her new appointment, Ahmed was the state minister, Budget and national planning of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Here are facts to know about Zainab Ahmed, the new minister of finance:

  1. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed was born 55 years ago in Kaduna state.

  2. She obtained a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and an MBA from the Ogun state University, Ago Iwoye.

  3. She started work in 1982 as an Accountant in Kaduna state ministry of finance in Kaduna state and moved to Nigerian Telecommunication Ltd (NITEL)

  4. In 1995, where she worked in various departments and rose to the rank of the Deputy General Manager (DGM).

  5. In 2010, she was appointed to serve as the executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

  6. Before her appointment to oversee finance ministry, she was minister of state Budget and national planning.

  7. She is a fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), a member of the Nigerian Institute of Taxation and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

  8. In March 2009, she was appointed Managing Director of Kaduna Investment Company. She was then appointed a member of the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG).,

In the meantime, NIGERIA NEWS had previously reported that President Muhammandu Buhari accepts the resignation of Nigeria’s finance minister, Kemi Adeosun. This was disclosed in a statement signed by Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president (media & publicity) on Friday, September 14. The finance minister resignation has ended several months of controversy and silence that heralded the investigation by an online news medium that the minister forged her National Youth Service Corp exemption letter.

 

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7 Things You Do Not Know About Donald Duke

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The previous governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has put forward and insisted that president Muhammadu Buhari’s unaccepted performance is one of the major reasons he is contesting for the presidency.

In addition to that, he proceeded by saying he had no intention of leaving PDP but he was not happy with the party. He suggested that the party was given huge opportunities by the country and it has short changed the country.

Nigerians would totally believe that the country is not performing due to bad leadership.

In this article, you will tend to know more about Donald Duke who wants to contest in the next general election. At least 7 things will be listed to you and this will be as follows;

1. DATE OF BIRTH

Donald Duke was born 30th September, 1961(57) in Calabar. River from 29 may 1999, to 29 may 2007. He was preceded by Christopher Osondu and succeeded by Liyel Imoke.

2. FAMILY BACKGROUND

Donald Duke was fathered by Henry Etim Duke who was a great fan of Walt Disney. He also had four siblings and he fully developed himself in the western part of Nigeria. His mother, Genevieve Etim Duke gave birth to him in the eastern part of Nigeria.

3. NET WORTH

His net worth has improved massively in 2019. Despite the numbers vary depending on the information. Donald Duke net worth is estimated to be in the range of $63095734 in 2019.

4. INDIVIDUAL POSTS

In 1991, he was appointed as a member of the board of directors of voice of Nigeria. The following year, he was appointed as a member of the state executive council and commissioner for finance, budget and planning. Then he later went on to be the governor in 1999, ruling for two terms.

5. EDUCATION

His primary and secondary educations were Corona and Saint Mary’s School and Federal Government Colleges respectively. He proceeded in receiving his LLb degree in 1982 at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and a BL from the Nigerian law school, the following year.

6. HE HAD RUN FOR PRESIDENCY IN 2007

He announced that year in would run for the post but later lost to eventual winner Umaru Yar’ Adua who is now late.

7. HE INITIATED THE CALABAR CARNIVAL

Donald Duke initiated what we call the Calabar Carnival which commenced in 2004 and is famously known as Africa’s biggest street party.

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