Leaders on Leadership: With the comeback kid

Each time we meet and sit down to talk, it is about leadership. The first time we interviewed Dr. John Olukayode Fayemi, he was the governor of Ekiti State.

Mike Awoyinfa

Each time we meet and sit down to talk, it is about leadership. The first time we interviewed Dr. John Olukayode Fayemi, he was the governor of Ekiti State. My late friend Dimgba Igwe and I were interviewing him for a spanking hot new biography on Babatunde Raji Fashola, The Nigerian Dream which is now ready and staring me in the face as I write this column. There will be a date for its official presentation.

The second time I met Dr. Fayemi, I was gathering materials for another biographical project in which he offered me great and exclusive insights into the business icon I am writing about. Unknown to me then, Fayemi was on the cusp of resigning as President Buhari’s Minister of Solid Minerals Development and throwing his hat into the political ring to re-contest for the office of the governor of Ekiti…

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Presidency: Northern Elders Forum Angered by Inaccessibility to National Resources

•  They’re shedding crocodile tears 
• Buhari: I announced my 2nd term bid early in order to cool tempers

By Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja   

The Presidency yesterday in Abuja chided members of Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and other ethnic and regional leaders who recently met in Abuja to bemoan the spate of insecurity threatening the country, saying they are only angered by “inaccessibility to national resources.”

Also yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari said he opted to declare his re-election bid early enough in order to cool tempers.

The coalition of NEF and other socio-cultural groups from different parts of the country had lamented the alleged failure of the Buhari administration to stem the tide of killings across the country, describing the government as incompetent.

But in a swift response, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu accused the leaders of merely shedding crocodile tears which he said were…

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Level Crossings: Motorists, Pedestrians Urged to be Cautious

In commemoration of the International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), last month, motorists and pedestrians have been advised to be cautious when using the level crossings in the country.

This advice was given by the Nigeria Coordinator of the ILCAD, who is also the Managing Editor of Transport Day newspaper, Mr. Frank Kintum at the Yaba, Lagos level crossing where handbills were distributed to motorists and pedestrians. Handbills and stickers were also distributed to motorists and pedestrians at Jibowu, Mushin, Ikeja, among others. The theme of the message to stakeholders was –‘Look and Listen before you use the level crossings’.

According to Kintum, the advice was imperative following disturbing reports of accidents and deaths recorded in some level crossings across the country.

Kintum, who commended the Nigerian Railway Corporation for its efforts at ensuring safer train transportation in the country, called on all stakeholders like the Federal Road Safety Corps,…

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