Buhari Congratulates Afe Babalola On AU Ambassadorial Award

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President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated a legal luminary, educationist and philanthropist, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), for the recognition by The General Assembly of the African Union (AU ECOSOCC) with an award, “African Role Model AU Agenda 2063 Ambassadorial Award’’.

The President rejoices with the renowned philanthropist on the global recognition for his efforts to uplift many out of poverty through employment, scholarship, training, health care and coaching on entrepreneurship.

President Buhari believes Aare Babalola’s large-heartedness and love for humanity sets him apart for recognition at home and abroad, by governments and institutions, while underscoring his contributions to national development by investments that directly impact the livelihood of Nigerians.

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As a successful lawyer and educationist, the President notes that the Premier Continental Ambassadorial Award is well deserved, commending the recipient, for once more, bringing honour to the country.

President Buhari appreciates The General Assembly of the African Union for the thoughtfulness, assuring the leaders that Aare Babalola will certainly be more motivated to support the AU Agenda 2063 of providing a better livelihood for Africans.

Jonathan Urges Niger Delta Militants To Sheathe Their Swords

Muhammadu-Buhari-Goodluck-JonathanNigeria’s former president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday called on Niger Delta militants to sheathe their swords and let peace reign in Nigeria.

He added that no one should make any attempt to balkanise Nigeria.

Dr Jonathan said this while speaking to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, which lasted for about 15 minutes at the Presidential Villa.

“You’ll see that it’s not just about me. All the traditional rulers, elders and opinion leaders of the Ijaw ethnic nationalities have been in touch to see that peace reigns in the country.

“The emphasis is that we need a united Nigeria and I always emphasise that Nigeria is great, not just because of oil.

“We are great because of our size (the human resources we have and the diversity we have). So if we balkanise the country into small components, we will all be forgotten by the world.

“We are all working collectively to ensure that these issues are resolved,” he said.

Dr Jonathan, who arrived the Presidential Villa at about 2PM, said he was there to give a brief of his recent external engagements to President Buhari

“I have come to brief the President about some of my engagements… leading the AU election monitoring team in Zambia.

“I came to brief the President about some of these external engagements,” he said.

The former President also touched on the fight against corruption, where he said it will be sub-judicious to speak on them as almost all the matters were in court.

He, however, promised to talk at the right time.