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Governor Soludo as a PAN-NIGERIAN Exemplar, continues to Set New Standard in Governance



By Christian ABURIME

When the all-time world-renowned physicist, Albert Einstein, said “The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity…out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, opportunity,” he might as well be talking about contemporary urbane leaders like the Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR.

Proudly a product of a country that has gifted the world some of the most cerebral, enterprising people, Governor Soludo continues to be a shining example of a pan-Nigerian, detribalised leader whose ecumenical commitment to inclusivity, excellence, and fiscal prudence sets a new standard in governance.

Right from when he became a public leader after a stellar career in the academia, to the pivotal moment he assumed office as a state governor, Governor Soludo made it clear that the boundaries of his administration’s opportunities extend far beyond Anambra’s geographical limits.

His ethos and worldviews are uniquely egalitarian, urbane and progressive. He does not act like a typical politician; he behaves as a statesman, thinking not only about his own immediate environment but also about the larger humanity; pondering not the next election but the next transformation of society.

Little wonder that one veritable reflection of his magnanimous leadership is his recruitment policies, which are a proof of his belief in the strength of diversity.

By appointing individuals from various states across Nigeria into the Anambra State civil service, either as permanent secretaries, teachers, healthcare practitioners or close aides, he demonstrates that meritocracy and competence are the cornerstones of his administration.

This non-discriminatory approach goes a long way to enrich the state’s workforce with a kaleidoscope of perspectives while fostering a spirit of unity and national integration.

A refined and internationally renowned economist, Professor Soludo brings a wealth of experience and a global outlook to his role as a leader.

His illustrious career, marked by tenures at prestigious institutions and global economic bodies, infuses his leadership with a profound understanding of both local and international economic landscapes.

This expertise is evident in his policy decisions and developmental initiatives that consistently prioritise sustainable growth and fiscal responsibility.

Yes, Governor Soludo’s commitment to excellence is uncompromising. He believes, unequivocally, that only the best is good enough for Anambra.

This ethos permeates his administration, from the selection of public officials, hiring of teachers for state public schools, to the implementation of state projects. His insistence on high standards has transformed Anambra State into a hub of innovation and excellence, attracting investments and nurturing an environment where talent thrives.

A hybrid leader infinitely inspired by the combined qualities of Nigeria’s illustrious statesmen, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Governor Soludo embodies the visionary pragmatism of Awolowo and the unifying nationalism of Azikiwe. His policies reflect a deep understanding of the socio-economic needs of the people, coupled with a fervent dedication to national unity and progress.

It is evident why Governor Soludo was recently elected the Vice Chairman of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum. His reputation for exemplary prudence, doing more with less, is becoming legendary.

Under Governor Soludo’s stewardship in over two years, Anambra State has earned notable ratings for its fiscal sustainability and transparency, particularly from BudgIT, an organisation that evaluates the financial health of Nigerian states.

His prudent management of state resources ensures that every naira is judiciously spent, driving development and improving the quality of life for the people of Anambra.As an ardent believer in one, united Nigeria, Governor Soludo’s vision transcends regionalism.

He champions the full integration of Ndigbo within the Nigerian nation, advocating for a united and progressive Nigeria over separatist ambitions.

His position is an unambiguous call for unity, emphasizing that the strength of Nigeria lies in its diversity and the collective effort of all its peoples.

Thus, by and large, in Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Anambra State and Nigeria have found not just a leader, but an innovative architect of progress, a steward of excellence, and a model of unity.

His continuing impact is a tribute to the power of inclusive leadership, fiscal responsibility, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.

As he continues to guide Anambra towards a prosperous future, his example offers an inspiration to leaders across Nigeria, embodying the true spirit of a pan-Nigerian, detribalised, and forward-thinking leadership.

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Kogi Security: Hunters Burst Kidnappers Hideout, Neutralized Many and Rescued Kidnapped Victims (Photos)



The security architecture of the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo has started to deliver as several bandits were neutralized as local hunters stormed Kidnappers hideout in Yagba West acting on credible intelligence to rescue Kidnapped victims.

Last week, Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo distributed security kits to local hunters recruited by his administration, charging them to go after criminals and make Kogi safe.

The trained hunters were able to rescue all the three kidnapped victims at the camp and some of the bandits escaped with gun wounds.

Addressing newsmen at Odo Ere, the headquarters of Yagba West Local Government Area, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications said the resolve of the Governor to stamp out criminality from Kogi State is total. He thanked the hunters for their gallantry, assuring them of the State Government support.

The Transition Committee Chairman of Yagba West, Hon. Tosin Olokun said the hunters were able to achieve the feat with the help of credible intelligence.

He thanked the Governor for empowering and emboldening hunters across the state to combat crime, assuring the people of Yagba West of adequate security at all times.

The rescued victims also narrated their ordeals in the hands of the Kidnappers, thanking the Local Government Chairman and the Governor for prioritizing security.

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BREAKING: Three story building collapse in Jos, Many Feared Dead



A three story building belonging saints academy has collapsed in Jos the plateau state capital with so many students feared dead and others trapped in the incident

The incident which occurred around 10.30 am this morning while the students where writing the examinations

Arise news crew which visited the scene saw the combined team of the armed forces. National emergency management agency and their state counter part on ground to help in the rescue effort.

More Details soon

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Court slams N10bn bail bond on Buhari’s ex-Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman



Justice James Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has slammed a N10bn bail bond on the former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, in the N33bn money laundering offences brought against him by the federal government.

The bail bond must be endorsed by a reputable bank in Nigeria, while the ten billion naira would be forfeited to the federal government in case the defendant bolts away from trial.

The Judge issued the order on Friday while delivering a ruling in a bail application filed and argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Femi Ate on behalf of the former minister.

In the alternative, the defendant is to produce two sureties in the sum of N10B each who must have properties worth the minimum of N750M within Abuja.

The properties must have registered titles that would be verified by the registrar of the court, along with evidence of three years of tax payments.

Besides, the former minister and his two sureties are to deposit their international travelling passport with the court and shall not travel out of the country without the approval of the court.

Justice Omotosho ordered that the former minister be taken to Kuje prison pending the time he would perfect the bail conditions.

At the time of this report, the former minister, who was visibly ruffled by the bail conditions, was busy, along with his friends, seeking to meet up with the conditions to escape being taken to Kuje prison.

The EFCC, on behalf of the federal government, filed a 12-count money laundering charge against the Mamman and was arraigned on Thursday, July 11 but pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was alleged to have committed money laundering offences to the tune of N33 billion.

The former minister served under former President Buhari from 2019 to 2021.

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