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Critical race theory is as racist as ‘the Klansman in white sheets’: Ted Cruz

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Senator Ted Cruz on Friday blasted critical race theory as a “lie” and said the school of thought is as racist as “the Klansman in white sheets.”The Texas Republican took the stage at the Faith and Freedom Foundation’s Road to the Majority conference where he took critical race theory head-on, recalling a reporter who he said tried to “gotcha” the senator about “what is critical race theory.””I explained to him and I said, ‘Well, it’s a theory that derives from Marxism. Carl Marx viewed the entire world as a conflict between classes, between the owners of capital and the working men and women, the proletariat,” Cruz said. “A fundamental battle in society.””Critical race theory takes that same Marxist concept except it replaces ‘class’ with ‘race,’” he continued. “And it says all of America and all of the world is a battle between the races.”REPS. CAWTHORN, FOXX INTRODUCE BILL TO PREVENT FEDERAL FUNDS FROM BEING USED TO PUSH CRITICAL RACE THEORYCruz said that critical race theory “seeks to turn us against each other” and looks to stoke hatred among people if they have “different-colored skin.””And let me tell you right now: critical race theory is bigoted. It is a lie,” the Texas Republican continued, sparking cheers from the crowd. “And it is every bit as racist as the Klansman in white sheets.”The senator said that, “as a Christian and an American,” he loves his neighbor regardless of the color of their skin, sex, faith, creed or ethnicity, adding that “we are commanded to love.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”Period. The end,” Cruz said. “And those who would divide us, those who would spread lies. It is evil.”The debate over critical race theory has largely focused on critical race theory’s role in schools, leading some Republican states to take steps to ban it from public schools. 



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56 House Republicans urge Biden to remove Harris from leading role on migration crisis

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More than 50 House Republicans are urging President Biden to remove Vice President Kamala Harris from her role dealing with the migrant crisis that has overwhelmed the southern border in recent months — accusing her of “inaction” on the crisis due to her failure to visit the border.”Despite being in the midst of a border crisis this country has not seen in two decades, Vice President Harris has not yet shown adequate interest in observing this crisis first-hand,” the 56 lawmakers, led by Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., wrote. “In the 85 days since the Vice President has been tasked with solving this crisis, she has yet to visit the border and meet with Border Patrol agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and local law enforcement officials.”DEMOCRATIC REP. CUELLAR URGES KAMALA HARRIS TO VISIT BORDER AMID IMMIGRATION CRISISHarris was appointed more than 80 days ago to lead diplomatic talks to solve what the White House described as the “root causes” of the migrant crisis — such as poverty, climate change, and violence in Central America.Harris recently visited both Guatemala and Mexico as part of her responsibilities, meeting with leaders and announcing a number of investments in both countries to tackle those root causes — while urging migrants not to come to the border. Harris described her trip as a success, though she was dogged by questions about her failure to visit the borderThe White House and the administration have sought to clarify that Harris is not in charge of the border per se and is instead focused on diplomatic talks, but Republicans have said it is still important for her to visit the border to truly understand the crisis that saw more than 180,000 migrant encounters in May.Republicans have blamed the crisis on the administration’s policies — particularly the rollback of Trump-era policies like border wall construction and the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).TEXAS GOV. ABBOTT SAYS HARRIS HASN’T CALLED HIM ABOUT MIGRANT CRISIS SINCE VP WAS APPOINTED AS BORDER CZAR The lawmakers who wrote to Biden this week said that, even if root causes are to blame, “the exclusive focus on Central American countries ignores the fact that we see many migrants attempting to illegally cross our southern border from countries all over the world, including Russia, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti.””We are also aware of no dramatic changes in Central American countries over the last few months that would result in such a wide gap of encounters at the southern border compared to last year,” they say.DARRELL ISSA INVITES VP HARRIS TO VISIT THE CALIFORNIA-MEXICO BORDERThey also blast the administration for ignoring its own policies that they say enticed migrants to make the journey north.”This country cannot afford another minute of inaction from Vice President Harris,” the lawmakers tell Biden as they urge him to replace Harris as the point-person for the crisis. “While you have publicly defended the Vice President, even you must be discouraged with her inaction.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Biden administration defended its handling of the crisis this week, with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas saying its strategy was working.”We have a strategy,” Mayorkas said. “We are executing that strategy, I am confident in the strategy and I am confident in the proposal we have submitted to this Congress to best resource that strategy.”



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How Governor Makinde’s Transport Union Chairman, Auxiliary And His Gang Killed My Unarmed Brother—Ibadan Businessman

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Hammed Azeez, manager of Iwo Road Complex and elder brother of Ramon Azeez, who was allegedly stabbed to death by members of the Park Manager System (PMS) in Oyo State, otherwise known as National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Hammed Azeez on Friday, has said he was the one targeted for attack. 
According to him, he was allegedly the target of the Chairman of PMS in the state, Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, aka Auxiliary, and his gang. 

Azeez asked the governor of the state, Seyi Makinde to ensure justice is done to bring the killer of his younger brother to justice and protect him from Auxiliary.
Azeez, who spoke at a press conference in Ibadan on Friday queried why an alleged serial murderer was made the chairman of a government agency.
He said, “I was refused entrance into my office and was bullied and attacked for asking why they blocked the complex.
My tenants came out to me and defended me because they knew how they behave. Those tenants were bullied and attacked. After the issues were resolved, everybody returned to their businesses. Thirty minutes later, they returned with machetes, stones, and other dangerous weapons. Other traders came to my support.
“Other traders came to me and we chased them away. I invited Amotekun and the operation burst. They spoke with me and we settled it. When Operation Burst came, they arrested some of their men. All phones have been stolen. 
WATCH: Oyo State Governor, @SeyiaMakinde Meets Hostile Crowd As He Visits Scene Of Iwo Road Incident Where Man Who Just Got Visa To Join Family Abroad Was Killed During Attack By State-owned ‘Auxiliary Boys’FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/no6tehv2ja pic.twitter.com/zU6V3QlhHH— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) June 17, 2021

“Those people were still with the security operatives when we noticed that about a thousand people were coming, led by Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, aka Auxiliary. When they got to our complex, Auxiliary asked those thugs to come into the complex, and kill us. Unfortunately for Ramon, the victim went to the wrong place but we were hearing him saying; please don’t kill me. 
“We saw Eba, Eko, and Ridwan, the son of Auxiliary when they were stabbing Ramon. Before we knew it, he had been killed. One of them was holding an AK-47. The security operatives didn’t do anything.
“The late Ramon was never a cultist. He was never involved in an argument with anyone. If you go to police stations in the state, you cannot find his record there. The complex vandalised was his mother’s complex. We are amazed that Makinde could come out and call him a cultist. We want the governor to come out and retract the statement. He was a devoted Muslim and never belonged to any cult group.
“About seven years ago, Auxiliary killed the president of NBA in Nigeria. All we want is justice.”
The mother of the victim, Alhaja Salmot Azeez, who was emotional, also asked the government to bring the killer of her son to justice.



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Bill Maher rips Lin-Manuel Miranda for ‘In the Heights’ diversity apology: ‘This is why people hate Democrats’

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher knocked Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday night over an apology the Broadway star issued for an apparent lack of diversity in the film adaptation of his musical “In the Heights.”Earlier this week, the “Hamilton” creator took to Twitter, responding to the backlash that his new film lacked Afro-Latino performers. “I started writing ‘In the Heights’ because I didn’t feel seen. And over the past 20 years all I wanted was for us — ALL of us — to feel seen,” Miranda began the statement. “I’m seeing the discussion around Afro-Latino representation in our film this weekend and it is clear that many in our dark-skinned Afro-Latino community don’t feel sufficiently represented within it, particularly among the leading roles.BILL MAHER SCOLDS LEFT’S REFUSAL TO ADMIT RACIAL, SOCIAL PROGRESS IN AMERICA: ‘WE’VE COME A LONG WAY, BABY’ “I can hear the hurt and frustration over colorism, of feeling still unseen in the feedback,” he continued. “I hear that without sufficient dark-skinned Afro-Latino representation, the work feels extractive of the community we wanted so much to represent with pride and joy. In trying to paint a mosaic of this community, we fell short. I’m truly sorry. I’m learning from the feedback, I thank you for raising it, and I’m listening. I promise to do better in my future projects.”But the statement didn’t sit well with Maher, who urged Miranda to “stop apologizing.” “Please, stop apologizing. You’re the guy who made the Founding Fathers Black and Hispanic!” Maher exclaimed during the show’s panel discussion. “I don’t think that you have to apologize to Twitter! For f—‘s sake. This is why people hate Democrats. It’s cringy.”
Bill Maher says Lin-Manuel Miranda has no reason to apologize for the casting in the new film “In The Heights.”
CNN commentator Paul Begala responded by saying the mob “can’t seem to distinguish between an oversight and an outrage,” pointing to legitimate issues like health and financial disparities between Black and White Americans. “Those are outrages and liberals ought to be focused on that, not the casting choices of, I think, a heroic guy who’s making a film about a minority community, ” Begala said. “Right,” Maher agreed. BILL MAHER RIPS HIGHER-ED ‘RACKET,’ SAYS LORI LOUGHLIN ‘UNDERSTOOD THAT ONE GOOD SCAM DESERVES ANOTHER’New York Times journalist Jane Coaston argued that “nothing will have changed” from any apology being demanded from Miranda and that “we will do this all again forever.””We’ve been mad about things forever because being mad — it’s an irreplaceable resource. We will never stop being mad about things,” Coaston told Maher. “But I think that it’s time to recognize like sometimes when people are mad on the internet, you need to identify who is mad, do they vote, do they have power, do they have the power to vote on things that could change these real lived experiences of communities of color. And if they don’t, you’re just kind of like ‘meh.’”
Bill Maher, left, and guests Jane Coaston and Paul Begala (HBO/Getty Images)
Maher agreed that people “used to get mad” but what’s different with social media is that “people didn’t use to grovel and apologize like this.””Obviously, he felt it was important enough for him to make this apology,” Maher explained. “Do I think he really thinks he needs to apologize? I don’t. He just wants to avoid the news cycle. I don’t blame him, you know. I understand this, but at some point, people are going to have to stand up to these bullies because that’s what it is! It’s bullying. It’s ‘I could make you crawl like a dog and I enjoy it.’”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe “Real Time” host continued, “I mean, he’s a Latino making a Latino movie with a Latino cast — not good enough! Nothing is ever good enough for these people! They’re like children. We don’t raise our children right and it’s reflected in the media. No one ever tells their children, ‘Shut the f— up, sit down, listen to your elders, stop b—-ing.’” 



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Cruz: Americans should compete against China in 2022 Beijing Olympics and ‘kick their commie a–es’

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Sen. Ted Cruz broke with a number of other Republicans in saying that the U.S. should not boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics to stand up to China’s abuses, but should instead “kick their commie ‘a–es.’ The Texas Republican wrote a tweet in agreement with former President Trump, who said a boycott would be “unfair to athletes.””I see it both ways,” he told RealClearInvestigations, “but I would not do that … You go. You compete. You win.”Republicans have offered up a tough-on-China approach, fueled by China’s missteps – and alleged fault – in the COVID-19 pandemic, its human rights abuses against the Uighur minority, and unfair trade policies. “To be clear, I and many others hope that the International Olympic Committee comes to its senses and moves the 2022 Olympic Winter Games out of Beijing,” Cruz explained further in a March op-ed for Fox News. “The worst thing we can do to stand up to China is to keep our athletes home. As anyone who has ever faced down a bully knows, when you decide to hide and not to fight, the bully wins. “COTTON WARNS BEIJING OLYMPICS WILL POSE CHALLENGES Nikki Haley, former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador under Trump, called for a boycott of the winter games until the U.S. can be certain COVID-19 didn’t come from a Wuhan lab. “We should absolutely boycott the Chinese Olympics. Other allies and friends should do it with us,” she said last month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said she thinks world leaders should boycott the Olympics if they are held in Beijing. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., this week called for a “complete boycott” unless the “safety, security and privacy of our athletes” is guaranteed. POMPEO: CHINA DOES NOT DESERVE TO HOST 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS DUE TO ‘EERIE SIMILARITIES’ WITH NAZI GERMANYHuman Rights Commission co-chair Rep. Chris Smith, a New Jersey Republican, opened a hearing in May by calling on the “IOC and all interested parties including the United States to find a new host city — or boycott.””In granting Beijing host status for the Olympic Games, we are crowning a barbarous regime with laurels while we should be condemning their abuse and genocide,” he said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPA coalition representing Uyghurs, Tibetans, residents of Hong Kong and others issued a statement Monday calling for a boycott, eschewing lesser measures that had been floated like “diplomatic boycotts” and further negotiations with the IOC or China. But the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee has said boycotts are ineffective and only hurt athletes. 



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Singer Macy Gray argues US needs a ‘new flag’ to replace ‘tattered, dated, divisive’ Old Glory

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The American flag is “tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect” and needs to be updated, singer Macy Gray argued this week in an op-ed written for Juneteenth. But the piece, published Thursday by MarketWatch, received a quick rebuke from a few prominent conservatives. The five-time Grammy nominee’s article appeared the same day President Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the 1860s. She argued that Old Glory has “replaced” the Confederate flag, implying it is a symbol of racism.”It no longer represents ALL of us,” Gray wrote. “It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.””It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair to be forced to honor it. It’s time for a new flag.” — Macy GrayShe went on to say a new flag should have 52 stars, with the new pair representing Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.She claimed both the U.S. territory in the Caribbean and the nation’s capital city deserve statehood and that the supposed purity and innocence represented by the flag’s white stripes is a fallacy. “America is great,” she wrote. “It is beautiful. Pure, it ain’t. It is broken and in pieces.”She suggested the stripes could be off-white and the stars the “colors of ALL of us — your skin tone and mine.”The 53-year-old Ohio native, born Natalie Renee McIntyre, added that she believes America embodies the blue “vigilance and perseverance” and the red “valor,” which she would keep. CHRIS PRATT HONORS FLAG DAY BY PARACHUTING WITH NAVY ‘LEAP FROGS’: ‘THE STARS AND STRIPES REPRESENT ALL OF US’The “I Try” singer noted the current 50-star flag was designed by a high school student in the late 1950s, soon before Hawaii and Alaska became states. 
Macy Gray performs in New York City, March 12, 2020. (Getty Images)
“Sixty-two years later, in 2021, we have changed and it’s time for a reset, a transformation,” she concluded. “One that represents all states and all of us.””It’s time for a reset, a transformation. One that represents all states and all of us.” — Macy GrayIt didn’t take long for conservatives to fire back. Jenna Ellis, who served as an attorney for former President Trump, tweeted, “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of that ragged old flag.”.”@MacyGraysLife had one hit song about 20 years ago and hasn’t done anything since,” Republican Lavern Spicer, who ran for Congress in Florida last year, wrote. “Now she wants to come out from the dark and say that she hates our flag. Your world would crumble if you weren’t in America.””@MacyGraysLife had one hit song about 20 years ago and hasn’t done anything since.”  — Lavern Spicer, former GOP House candidateCLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPGray has been an active supporter of progressive causes for years. Before the 2020 election, she performed in an “I Will Vote” concert to raise money for Biden. 



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FACT-CHECK: Viral WhatsApp Voice Note Proclaimed Ex-Lagos Governor, Tinubu Dead But What Really Happened?

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Claim: A viral WhatsApp voice note making the rounds had announced the death of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Verdict: Bola Tinubu is not dead. He was only out of the country and had already returned on Tuesday night.

 
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On Tuesday, June 15, 2021, a WhatsApp voice note started circulating. In the short clip, a voice could be heard saying Tinubu has died.
According to the audio clip, Tinubu died at a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The speaker, who appeared to be one of those agitating for secession, was also heard congratulating his listeners that one of their “enemies” had died.
He also mentioned other prominent Nigerian leaders that could possibly die in a few months to come.
The unidentified speaker said in Yoruba, “Good morning everyone, I am happy to announce to you that our enemies are gradually dying. God has taken the life of one of the people disturbing Yoruba land. Tinubu is dead, he died in Dubai, that’s the news I got just now.
“We are overcoming our enemies, the curses are working, Tinubu just died in Dubai now. We will surely overcome all our enemies. We will get to the promised land, they will die one after the other, those left are (Olusegun) Obasanjo and those kings.”
The audio sparked wide speculations on social media following the rumoured death of the politician who celebrated his 69th birthday barely three months ago.
Social media users on Facebook and Twitter also shared reports of Tinubu’s death as the information keeps spreading like wildfire.
It was observed that handlers of social media accounts with the tag ‘Biafra’ rejoiced at the news.

Another Facebook user converted the audio clip obtained that initially propagated the news and converted it into audio.

Verification
Dubawa placed a call across to Tunde Rahman, the media aide to Tinubu, who confirmed that his boss had just arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday night with pictures attached.
He, however, did not state which country Tinubu arrived from and the reason for his travel.
Also, credible national media organisations, including SaharaReporters debunked the news. 

For instance, top sources told SaharaReporters that Tinubu went took a medical trip to Paris, the French capital, where he had treatment for some undisclosed old age ailment. 
Conclusion
The viral claim that Bola Tinubu is dead is false as he just returned from France on Tuesday evening. He only travelled out of the country for a while.
The researcher produced this fact-check per the Dubawa 2021 Kwame KariKari Fellowship partnership with SaharaReporters to facilitate the ethos of “truth” in journalism and enhance media literacy in the country.



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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wins injunction against CDC halt of cruise line sailing

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis claimed victory Friday after a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “conditional sailing order” that halted cruise line operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday approved the injunction but noted it would not take effect until July 18. The court said CDC officials have until July 2 to propose a narrower set of guidelines that would allow cruise lines to sail in a timely manner and to “support the proposed terms with current scientific evidence.””The CDC has been wrong all along, and they knew it,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The CDC and the Biden Administration concocted a plan to sink the cruise industry, hiding behind bureaucratic delay and lawsuits. Today, we are securing this victory for Florida families, for the cruise industry, and for every state that wants to preserve its rights in the face of unprecedented federal overreach.”The state of Florida had sought an immediate halt to the CDC’s order, under which cruise lines are unable to operate unless they adhere to strict requirements outlined by the federal government. The state argued the order would do irreparable harm to Florida’s economy, potentially costing “millions, if not billions, of dollars” in revenue and pushing cruise line operators to relocate.FLORIDA ASKS FEDERAL COURT TO BLOCK CDC ORDER, ALLOW CRUISE LINES TO RESUME TRIPSThe CDC first issued a “no sail order” for US cruise lines last March in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency issued a conditional sailing order allowing cruises to resume last October if they met the requirements.”Today’s ruling is a victory for the hardworking Floridians whose livelihoods depend on the cruise industry,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said in a statement. “The federal government does not, nor should it ever, have the authority to single out and lock down an entire industry indefinitely.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWhen the injunction takes effect on July 18, the CDC’s order will become non-binding for ships based in Florida ports and function as a set of recommendations rather than requirements.Federal attorneys argued the CDC was within its authority to issue regulations for cruise lines to prevent the spread of disease. The CDC asserted an injunction would not protect Florida from further harm because another COVID-19 outbreak on cruise lines could result in additional harm to the state’s economy.



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We’ll Join Calls For Yoruba Nation If Buhari’s Government Fails To Restructure Nigeria—Afenifere In UK/Europe

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The branch of the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, has said the group and any other Yoruba groups, including agitators for Yoruba Nation are all labouring to improve the livelihood of people of Yoruba extraction.
Anthony Ajayi, Secretary of Afenifere in the UK and Europe made the disclosure on Thursday.

In the statement, Ajayi implored all Yoruba people in Nigeria and in the Diaspora to see the struggle just like others as a liberation cause to bring huge development to Yoruba land.
The Afenifere group in the UK and Europe on June 12, 2021 published an article in the media titled, “Democracy Day: UK Afenifere agitates regional structure for Nigeria, kick against secession”, where it said the only solution to remain in Nigeria, is to abolish the 1999 Constitution and a return to the Republican Constitution, the 1963 Constitution.
The statement, “Our position after carefully examined the existence of the sovereignty of Nigeria, is to ensure that we go back to the agreement which made Nigeria. This structure was what enabled Chief Obafemi Awolowo discharged exemplary leadership and made meaningful impact on Yoruba people.
“At independence, Nigeria was being run on a federal structure with three near-autonomous regions. This was later increased to four with the creation of Mid-Western Region. But the military junta that seized power in 1966 dismantled the regional structure and instead imposed a unitary system of government on the country. The damage this caused was devastating and we are still writhing under its debilitating effects even now.
“(Obafemi) Awolowo believed that federalism was the form of government best suited to the diverse populations of Nigeria, a position to which he consistently adhered. Also in 1945 in London, he helped found the Egbe Omo Oduduwa (Society of the Descendants of Oduduwa, the mythical ancestor of the Yoruba-speaking peoples), an organisation devoted to the study and preservation of Yoruba culture.
“In 1950 Awolowo founded and organised the Action Group political party in Western Nigeria to participate in the Western Regional elections of 1951. The Action Group’s platform called for immediate termination of British rule in Nigeria and for development of various public welfare programmes, including universal primary education, increase of health services in rural areas, diversification of the Western Regional economy, and democratization of local governments. 
“The Action Group won a majority, and in 1952 Awolowo as president of the Action Group became leader of the party in power in Western Nigeria. In 1954 he became the first premier of the Western Region, on which occasion he was awarded an honorary chieftaincy. 
“During his tenure as leader and premier, he held the regional ministerial portfolios of local government, finance, and economic planning. He was also Chairman of the Regional Economic Planning Commission.
“Before Awolowo embarked on his ambition for the office of Federal Prime Minister, he was keen as ever on putting this region (Southwestern) on a sound economic footing as a major player in industrial and commercial concerns. 
“He raised the minimum wage of workers from the 5 shillings of 1954 to five shillings and sixpence on April 1, 1959. He incorporated the Western Hotels Limited which invested in the building of the majestic Premier and Lafia hotels in Ibadan where industrialists and tourists could have decent accommodation and cool their heels. 
“Chief Obafemi Awolowo set companies and empowered them with government funding to shore up their working capital. These include Western Nigerian Development Corporation (WNDC), the Finance Corporation, and the Western Nigeria Housing Corporation. The Western Nigeria Ministry of Industries was the main supervisory department of government which incorporated these mega corporations.
“WNDC under the leadership of Awolowo floated a large number of industries and companies wholly owned by the government or held in partnership with several foreign investors. 
“These include: National Bank of Nigeria, Wema Bank of Nigeria, Great Nigeria Insurance Company, the Nigeria General Insurance Company, the Nigeria General Insurance Company, Gravil Enthoven and Company, Lagos Airport Hotel, Vegetable Oil, Cocoa Industries, Odu’a Textiles, Wrought Iron Ltd, Union Beverages Ltd, Sunga Company, Wemabod Estates, Western Livestock, Fisheries Services Ltd, Caxton Press, Epe Plywood, Askar Paints, Nigeria Crafts and Bags Ltd, Nipol Plastic, Phoenix Motors, and several others. 
“Today, many of these companies are still viable and have been consolidated in the Odu’a Group of Companies which is regarded as the largest conglomerate in the history of Nigeria.
“The 25-storey building known as Cocoa House in Ibadan was started by Chief Awolowo’s administration. He laid the foundation and saw its completion by his successor as the crowning glory of his party’s success story. After completion in the sixties, the building remained the tallest in West Africa for decades thereafter,” the statement stressed the benefits of true federalism to Yoruba.
It further stated that if the Nigerian government fails to restructure the country, the Yoruba will have no other option but to seek self-determination.
“This was the structure which Chief Obafemi operated to developed Yoruba land at the time. This is why we are fighting for restructuring now so that we can have the same autonomy to develop our land. Therefore, no Yoruba group should insinuate division as we are all fighting for a better Yoruba land.
“Our position is that if the Nigerian government refused to restructure, we will have no option than join the call for a Yoruba nation”.



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Wisconsin GOP congressman pushes bill to ban critical race theory in DC public schools

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Wisconsin Republican Rep. Glenn Grothman introduced a bill Friday that would ban Washington, D.C. public schools from teaching critical race theory  –  a controversial doctrine that assumes systematic racism is a defining feature of U.S. history and society.Grothman said that critical race theory teaches children “to hate each other and hate their country.”BIDEN SIGNS BILL MAKING JUNETEENTH A NATIONAL HOLIDAY”In other words, students being taught that they are defined by the color of their skin, not the content of their character,” he said in a statement.Congressional lawmakers have the jurisdiction to enact laws that affect the nation’s capital, as D.C. is not a state. Fox News could not immediately reach Mayor Muriel Bowser for comment on the legislation. Bowser has consistently pushed for statehood to circumvent the long-held congressional power that lawmakers wield over the city’s nearly 700,000 residents.The “Ending Critical Race Theory in D.C. Public Schools Act” was backed by four GOP congressmen, including Reps. Bob Gibbs of Ohio, Ralph Norman of South Carolina, and Texas lawmakers Pat Fallon and Ronny Jackson.MSNBC’S JOY REID CLAIMS REPUBLICANS WANT TO BAN STUDENTS FROM LEARNING ABOUT JUNETEENTHFox News could not immediately reach Grothman, whose bill is just the latest in a series of Republican-led initiatives that have sought to ban critical race theory in public education systems.Grothman’s home state introduced legislation earlier this month that would bar critical race theory concepts from being taught in public schools, the University of Wisconsin System, and state technical colleges.Unlike in the Wisconsin state legislature –  which holds a significant Republican majority in the assembly and senate –  Grothman’s bill will likely not make it across the finish line in the Democrat-controlled House. The Wisconsin Republican introduced his bill the same day as the U.S. government recognized the emancipation of enslaved people on June 19, 1865, known as Juneteenth, as a federal holiday.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”How can we expect any child to succeed in life when we teach them that the deck is stacked against them and that they will forever be held back by racist oppressors?” Grothman questioned. “America is still seen as the land of opportunity throughout the world as evidenced by the droves of people coming here.”Critical race theory, he added, “teaches schoolchildren that America is a horrible country.”



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