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Ten Things To Know About Liz Truss, New UK Prime Minister (Photos)

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Nearly two months after Boris Johnson reluctantly announced his resignation on the steps of 10 Downing Street, Britain has finally chosen a new leader: Liz Truss.

Below are ten things you need to know about UK’s new Prime Minister; Mary Elizabeth Truss as brought to you by Mr. Odewale Adesoye (A. K. A. Green Man).

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She was born in Oxford in 1975 and named Mary Elizabeth Truss, the eldest of four siblings and the only girl. But she hated her first name and preferred to be called Elizabeth.

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Her father, John Kenneth Truss, was a professor of mathematics at the University of Leeds and her mother, Priscilla Mary, was a teacher and a nurse.

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She went to Oxford to read philosophy, politics and economics and was active in student politics as a Liberal-Democrat member.

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While at Oxford, Truss switched to the Conservatives and joined the party in 1996 when factionalism was rampant under John Major’s leadership. She met her future husband, Hugh O’Leary, an accountant the following year at a Conservative party convention and they married in 2000.

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Truss contested as a Tory candidate for Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, in the general election of 2001 and lost. She was defeated once again when she contested from another seat in west Yorkshire, Calder Valley in 2005.

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She was finally elected as a councillor in Greenwich in 2006. Two years later she joined the right-of-centre Reform think-tank.

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Since becoming an MP in 2010, she has worked under three PMs and held six ministerial posts, becoming the first female lord chancellor in 2016 — the highest officer of the Crown.

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Two years after becoming an MP, she entered the government as an education minister in 2012 and an environment secretary in 2014.

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In 2021, she was made the foreign secretary, one of the senior-most jobs in the government.

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Her strong criticism of Vladimir Putin for the Ukraine war has led to a rise in her popularity among Tory members. Her success in securing the release of two British-Iranian nationals who were detained in Iran, also added to her rising stock.

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FG Approves Mother Tongue As A Compulsory Language In Primary Schools

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The federal government has approved a new National Language Policy which makes mother tongue a compulsory medium of instruction for public primary school pupils.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this today, Nov. 30, while briefing reporters on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

The minister revealed that the mother tongue will be used exclusively for the first six years of education, while it will be combined with English Language from Junior Secondary School.

He said even though the policy has officially taken effect, it can only be fully implemented when government develops instructional materials and qualified teachers are available.

Adamu explained that the mother tongue to be used in each
school will be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.

The minister said the government is prepared to preserve cultures and their peculiar idiosyncrasies, stressing that sobmuch has been lost due to the extinction of some local languages.

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He assured Nigerians that all Nigerian languages are equalband will be treated as such.

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Deloitte Denies Knowledge Of Tinubu Ever Being It’s Employee – David Hundeyin

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Deloitte USA has responded to subpoena ordering it to make available Tinubus Bonus history with the organization ( remember Tinubu said he earned 1.8 million dollars from in bonuses from Deloitte… Deloitte has denied knowledge of any Bola Tinubu ever working for them.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA. So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back…

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Photos From Labour Party Presidential Campaign In Abia

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The Presidential Campaign of Labour Party holds in UMUAHIA the capital of Abia State today. The people of the city all troop out to attend the campaign rally. H.E Peter Obi and the Vice Presidential candidate Ahmed Datti and their first lady are all present.

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