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Chris Okotie wants NBA, NMA, ASUU to take over functions of National Assembly—-Founder of the Household of God Church International Ministries,  Pastor Chris Okotie, has proposed that legislative powers at the federal level should be taken over by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The internationally-acclaimed televangelist, politician and philanthropist said lawyers, doctors, lecturers, teachers and other professionals should take over the functions of the National Assembly and make laws for Nigeria.

“If powers are given to these associations, they would reduce the financial burden that we have been encumbered with, spending billions to sustain an institution that already exists within the polity”

In a statement on the State of the Nation in the build up to 2023 general elections, Pastor Okotie declared that the presidential system of government in Nigeria “has become inimical and subversive to the Nigerian cause”.

Last month, the cleric urged President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over to him in 2023 under the auspices of ‘Government of National Reconciliation and Reconstruction’.

He also urged presidential candidates such as Atiku Abubakar (PDP), Bola Tinubu (APC), Peter Obi (Labour), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (NNPP) and others to back his proposal.

In his statement on Sunday, Pastor Okotie said the presidential system of governance, which is “Nigeria’s second attempt at democratising the elective process, has become inimical and subversive to the Nigerian cause. It has polarised the polity, balkanised the Nigerian society and fractured the whole confederacy of the Nigerian brotherhood. It has elevated corruption to an institution of byzantine complexity; hence, it must be jettisoned from the boat of national progress”.

The statement reads: “I am, therefore, proposing an Interim Government that I call Government of National Reconciliation and Reconstruction that would introduce the concept of aboriginal democracy which is the mechanical instrumentality for the crystallisation of the new Nigeria of our dreams.

“Aboriginal democracy will bring democracy back to the people because the classical definition of democracy that we know: government of the people, by the people and for the people is not what is obtained in Nigeria.

“Our own experience is government of the Party, by the Party and for the Party. That is a jactitation of democracy, it is a false verisimilitude.

“I am proposing a government from the people, for the people and with the people; which is truly the democratic definition.

“In the practice of aboriginal democracy, there will be no legislature. Legislative powers will be given to professional associations that are already in the polity because the House of Assembly works through committees.

“There are 57 standing committees in the Senate and 89 in the House of Representatives. These committees only replicate what already exists in the polity.

“I am proposing that legislative powers be given to these organisations that have been in the system predating these current set of political parties – The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) founded in 1933. The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) founded in 1931. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) founded in 1951; the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in 1978.
“So, if powers are given to these associations, they would reduce the financial burden that we have been encumbered with, spending billions to sustain an institution that already exists within the polity.

“If there are no legislators, then there will be no need for political parties. If there are no political parties, then there will be no need for governors, ministers or commissioners because these are political offices deriving from the Presidential system.

“One of the things we will address will be elimination of the legislature. Power will be given to professional associations who band together: doctors banding together; lawyers banding together; market women banding together by a concept of gregarious socialisation.
“They have ties of professional consanguinity and have established an organic nexus by way of enterprise and endeavour.

“They will be far more reliable than the elitist club called the legislature.
“I speak with all due respect”.

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Take Education Back To its Standard: Ireti Primary School Ikoyi Alumni Charges Government

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Take Education Back To its Standard: Ireti Primary School Ikoyi Alumni Charges Government—-October 1st was fun filled at Ireti Primary School Ikoyi as the Alumni held it’s first gathering since the existence of the school 63years ago. A grassroot institution that has tutored successful and well-meaning Nigerians.

The President of the Alumni, Mrs Tayo Gbajabiamila Olamona in an interview with Newsmen spoke lengthy about the projects the Alumni has earmarked in order to provide some basic amenities for the benefits of the pupils. The project includes the renovation of the School toilets and the sick bay.

In her words, she said ” the Alumni is focused on putting back the school to its old glory which was that of Excellence, upgrading the standard to embrace more valuable pupils for decades to come without going into extinction or loosing it’s worth“.

She however appealed to the government to improve the standard of Education back to how it was decades ago, most especially the public schools. She stated that the foundation of learning is the primary education and the quality needs to be upgraded so that children with parents that has little will be accommodated and still match up with private schools in standard.

Using herself and fellow Alumni, as being results of good quality but affordable primary education instilled years back, “Our parents, at that time, did not have to break the bank to pay school fees and we also got quality education and won in competitions against pupils from private schools”, she revealed.

She further indulged her peers to be more participatory in the affairs of the Alumni association and also help to seek out unaware members.

L-R: Mr King VP, Mrs Tosin OLABIMTAN PRO, Mr Deolu Dina Secretary, Mrs Tayo Gbajabiamila Olumona President,Dr Tunji Olowolafe( Chairman of the occasion) and Arc. Yinka Williams

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the event, Dr Olatunji Olowolafe, a Veteran Engineer endeared his fellow Alumnus (Iretians) to please put heads together and improve the standard of their Alma Mata by assisting with basic infrastructures that the school needs. He also added that Primary education is key to the journey of human existence as it is the most fundamental form of education that should not be taken with levity, and that the quality of education posed at a child in the primary level aids in what a child becomes in future.

He also noted that Provisions should be made for pupils that may be having shortcomings. He further assured that a bank account will be open for receiving funds to aid the less privilege and Iretians in Need.

Other members of the Alumni present at the event took turns to introduce themselves as they also recount their various experiences at the school and how it has played a vital role in their journey to success in life.

The guests at the event were thrilled with cultural performance by pupils of the school who were in celebration mood to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration. A playlet themed Unity and Oneness was also acted to entertain the audience.

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#Osun Monarch Appeals To FG To Resolve #ASUU Crisis

#Osun Monarch Appeals To FG To Resolve #ASUU Crisis#NYSC—-Olowu of Kuta, HRM Oba Adekunle Makama oyelude, Tegbosun iii, has appealed to the federal government to resolve the lingering crisis involving it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, without further delay.

Olowu made this appeal on Tuesday when his convoy ran into the road block mounted by National Association of Nigerian Students’ NANS on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway protesting the lingering crisis.

The monarch who addressed the students body and urged them to open the expressway to ensure free flow of traffic promised to take up the issue with the authorities concerned.


He, however, commended the students for listening to him and the security for the way they handled the peaceful protest from degenerating to fracas.

Oba Makama on his Facebook page wrote; “Earlier today we ran into a massive protest by National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on the lingering ASUU strike,
“Their massive protest Grand traffic to a halt on the ever busy lagos ibadan express way,
“As a father and Natural Ruler I have to led other traditional rulers on my Entourage to Address the Organisers of the protest so as to Ameliorate the suffering of the commuters on the ever busy Highway,
“I’m appealing to the relevant authorities to please save the future leaders of our nation from becoming vanguard of Destruction by considering all various options in Resolving the problem.

“Thanks to all our Very Responsible students unions for listening to us and reopened the Highway,
“Thanks to the Security agents for being very civil and highly cautious in handling the situation.
May the future of our children’s not be destroyed,.’amin ase edumare.”

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