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  Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe Asks Buhari To Resign Over Insecurity
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Quote:The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign as president over rising insecurity in the country.

He made the call on Wednesday when the Senate discussed a motion on national security challenges and the need to restructure Nigeria’s security system.

Mr Abaribe, who was the first to contribute to the motion, faulted the president for failing to tackle the security challenges in the country.

The senator wondered why the president will claim to be surprised at the rising insecurity in the country.

He also called out the presidential media aide, for referring to the Christian Association of Nigeria as a political party for condemning killings by Boko Haram.

“…If you want to treat an issue, you go to the head. We did not appoint the IG or the security chiefs. We will go to the president and ask him to resign,” the lawmaker said.

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, interrupted the lawmaker and asked him to focus on how to tackle insecurity.

“Nigerians voted APC because they promised to tackle insecurity but they have failed…,” Mr Abaribe, a member of the opposition PDP, continued.

Again, Mr Lawan and cautioned him against being partisan.

Nasarawa senator, Abdullahi Adamu, also stood up to condemn Mr Abaribe’s comments and demanded that he withdraw them.

The deliberations are still underway.

The lawmakers have set aside Wednesday to discuss security challenges in the country that have seen attacks by Boko Haram, kidnappers and so-called “bandits” increase, especially in the northern part of the country.

On Tuesday, Mr Buhari said he was surprised at the growing insecurity, and said his government will be “harder” on bandits.


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  Afenifere: Amotekun Is Battle Won Against Imperial FG
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Quote:The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, yesterday declared that the South-west security outfit, Amotekun, was a battle won against the imperial Federal Government, and in furtherance of federalism.

In a statement issued at the end of its general assembly held in the house of its leader, Pa. Reuben Fasoranti, yesterday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Afenifere declared that “Amotekun is a war won in federalism,” accusing the Federal Government of complicity in the murder of Fasoranti’s daughter, Olufunke Olakunri.

The Yoruba elders expressed dismay that the Nigeria Police stopped an investigation into the death of Olakunri, who was killed last year July by gunmen along Ore/Lagos Expressway.

“We are left with no option at this stage than to conclude that she was a victim of political assassination necessitating state cover-up. We challenge the police to do their job on this matter in spite of our disappointment with them.

“We also invoke her spirit to remain restless until the killers and masterminds of her death are exposed and brought before the Temple of Justice,” they said.

While speaking with journalists, the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, affirmed that the six states in the South-west region had the constitutional backing to establish their security outfit.

“It is a battle won against the imperial Federal Government by the strong will of the west and its freedom-loving friends across Nigeria.

“The meeting rejected any attempt to subsume Amotekun under the community policing scheme of the Federal Government which is just being informants to the police.

“Amotekun should be independent in carrying out the task of providing security for residents of the South West with defined operational cooperation with the police, but not its subordinate.

“Amotekun has now come to stay and there must be no let or hindrance in the pursuit of a federal Nigeria so we can revert to the multi-level policing status of Nigeria of the past,” he said.

Odumakin flayed those that are opposed to the security outfit, saying “only carpenters posing as lawyers would ever say that security is on any exclusive list as there is no law that stops individuals from securing their premises, talk less of state actors.

“Yoruba are a homogenous group, once under a region which Nigeria broke into states. The meeting affirmed that Yoruba would find it hard to oppose Amotekun in any other part of Nigeria as Hisbah, Boko Haram and Miyetti Allah are tormenting the country.”

Odumakin, who argued further that the Nigerian Railway Corporation used to have its own police, lauded the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, for supporting federalism, especially the multi-level policing.

Afenifere lauded the South-west governors for standing firm on Yoruba consensus on Amotekun without blinking.

The elders condemned the lawlessness in Oyo State, accusing the inspector general of police of fomenting trouble over local government dissolution.

“We are miffed that the AGF is not appraised of the fact that Section 7 of the constitution which provides for the existence, administration and finance of local governments being the duty of states and not the Federal Government.

“Any pupil lawyer should know that you cannot enforce a judgment a state is not party to on it as every case is an authority for what it decides. He is forcing a judgment Oyo is not a party to on it.

“Besides, there are two cases in court on the Oyo LG crisis. The AGF and IGP should have waited for the determination of the cases before instigating the lawlessness being precipitated in Oyo State.

“We commend the state government for the maturity with which it has handled the matter and it is encouraged to continue on that line until the court decides. The FG should bury its head in shame for being agent of destabilisation once again.”


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  Balogun Market, Lagos On Fire
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Reports reaching Anaedoonline now is that Balogun Market on Lagos Island on fire. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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  $1.09b Malabu Oil deal: EFCC seeks arrest warrant to extradite ex-Minister Etete,
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$1.09b Malabu Oil deal: EFCC seeks arrest warrant to extradite ex-Minister Etete, others
January 29, 2020
 
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THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory for a warrant of arrest to enable it extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dauzia Loya (Dan) Etete and two others.

The  others are Munamuna Seidougha and Amaran Joseph.


The anti-graft agency has preferred charges against the three suspects before the High Court over the $1.09billion Malabu Oil Block (OPL 245) Settlement Agreement.

The EFCC alleged that Rasky Gbinigie, Munamuna Seidougha (at large), Amaran Joseph sometime in 2013, in Abuja “dishonestly used as genuine the forged form CAC 7 and Board Resolution of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited and the letter of resignation of one Mohammed Sani, which they then knew to be forged  documents, to open a bank account No. 2018288005 to receive $401,540,000.00 .

It also said Rasky Gbinigie, Munamuna Seidougha (at large), Amaran Joseph (at large) and Dauzia Loya Etete (at large), sometime in 2013, in Abuja, “dishonestly used as genuine the forged form CAC 7 and Board Resolution of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited and the letter of resignation of one Mohammed Sani, which they then knew to be forged, documents to open a Bank Account No. 3610042472 to receive $400,540,000.00 (Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

According to an ex parte application before the court by EFCC legal team, comprising Bala Sanga, Aliyu Yusuf, Offem Uket, M.S. Abubakar and H.S. Shehu, the suspects have been residing in France.

EFCC also said the suspects were occasionally sighted in different parts of Europe.


The anti-graft agency pleaded with the court to issue a warrant of arrest,  which is a pre-condition for the extradition of the suspects.

The trial judge, Justice A.I. Kutigi of the FCT High Court in Gwagwalada, has not fixed a date for the hearing of the ex parte motion.

An affidavit sworn to by an Investigating Officer, Ibrahim Ahmed said Etete and others are wanted because they are part of the brains behind  Malabu Oil and Gas Limited.

The affidavit reads in part: “That I know as a fact and I verily believe that the investigation of the Malabu Oil and Gas: Limited matter disclosed a prima facie commission of offence by the respondents among others.

“That I know  as a fact which I verily believe that our investigation has revealed the following:

“The respondents (mentioned in counts 14, 15, 16, 17 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, and 421 of Charge No: CR/151/2020 and indicated to be at large) are still at large and intelligence report indicates that they reside in France and occasionally in some other countries.

“That the respondents are part of the brains behind  Malabu Oil and Gas Limited.

“That Malabu Oil and Gas Limited are defendants in the current Charge No: CR/151/2020 and facing multiple counts of charges for forgery and use of forged documents.

“That as part of the directing minds of Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, they should stand trial and answer to charges of influencing and aiding the companies to breach extant criminal laws.

“That I was informed by the Prosecuting Counsel, Bala Sanga on the 21st day of January, 2020 that part of the requirements for the arrest and extradition of the respondents from Europe or indeed from any part of the world is the issuance of a warrant of arrest by this Honourable Court. That it will serve the interest of justice to grant this application.

The written address attached to the application gave more legal  insights into why the three suspects should be extradited.

It reads in part: “This is a motion ex parte brought pursuant to sections 3, 35, 36 and 37 of the Administration of Criminal  Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA) seeking for the issuance of a warrant of arrest against the respondents who are mentioned in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/239/19 and indicated therein to be at large. The application is supported by an eight (8) paragraph affidavit, with one exhibit which the applicant relies on.

“The respondents are still at large and intelligence reports at the disposal of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission indicate that they currently reside in France occasionally in some other countries. The process of bringing the respondents to face before this Honourable Court requires the issuance of a warrant of arrest by this honourable court.

“The applicant respectfully submits that the facts of this case disclose an appropriate situation deserving of the exercise of the honourable court’s power against the respondents as provided under sections 3, 35, 36 and 37 of ACJA. Section 3 of ACJA provides that;

A suspect or a defendant alleged or charged with committing an offence established by an Act of the National Assembly shall be arrested, investigated, inquired into, tried or dealt with according to the provisions of this Act, except otherwise provided in this Act.

“My lord, the respondents are defendants at large. They are included in count Nos: 14, 15, 16, 17 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, and 42 of the Criminal Charge No: CR/151/2020 before this Honourable Court and indicated to be at large.

“By the provisions of section 3 of ACJA, the respondents can also be arrested (with or without a warrant) where they are even only suspects. However, in the present case, the respondents have featured in a criminal charge before this court supported by a proof of evidence disclosing a prima facie case against them.

“My lord, the combined provisions of sections 2, 3, 35 and 36 of ACJA invests this honourable court with the necessary power to issue a warrant of arrest against the respondents.

“Section 2 of the ACJA makes its provisions applicable to criminal proceedings before this honourable court. Section 35 further provides that ‘‘where under a law, there is power to arrest a suspect without warrant, a warrant for his arrest may be issued.’’

“My lord, it is unambiguous from the above provisions of the statute quoted above that this honourable court can judicially and judiciously exercise its power to issue a warrant of arrest against the respondents who are still at large.

“My lord, it is also pertinent to state that the provisions of section 37 of ACJA have been satisfied herein because this application is brought on oath by virtue of the supporting affidavit deposed by a material witness herein. We respectfully rely on the Court of Appeal decision in Fayose v. State (2010) LEPLR-8657 (CA).

“Finally, my lord, we urge this court, in the interest of justice to grant this application. The respondents have been indicated to be at large and it is only proper that the course of justice is attended to by their being brought to stand trial.

“The applicant respectfully urges this honourable court to grant this application by issuing a warrant of arrest against the respondents.”

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  Suspects using POS machines to extort motorists, arrested by the police
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Suspects using POS machines to extort motorists, arrested by the police



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Seven suspects allegedly using Point of Sale (POS) machines to extort unsuspecting motorists, have been arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command. 
 
The arrested suspects extorted motorists along LASU-Igando Expressway by claiming to be on contract with Ikotun-Igando Local Council Development Area in Alimosho Local Government Area. 
 
The suspects arrested after a complaint by one of their victims, were identified as Taiwo Falodun (48), Mukaila Atanda (48), Adedire Olaniyi (40), Chibuzor Eze (26), Akinseye Alex (48), Rasak Eko (50) and Aro Dotun (46).
 
They reportedly extorted one of their victims of N41,000 for reportedly not speeding on the Expressway on Thursday January 23. Their victim's vehicle which was impounded after being forced to drive to their hideout along LASU-Igando Expressway, was released on Friday January 24. 
 
When RRS stormed their hideouts, 15 cars and two commercial buses with deflated tyres were recovered. 
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  British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China with 'immediate effect'
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British Airways has suspended all flights to and from mainland China with 'immediate effect' over the deadly coronavirus crisis which has killed 132 people with nearly 6,000 infected already across the world.
 
The airline, which operates daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Heathrow, said it was halting the flights with immediate effect after the Foreign Office warned against ‘all but essential travel’ to the country because of the virus outbreak.
 
In a statement on Wednesday morning, British Airways said: ‘We have suspended all flights to and from mainland China with immediate effect following advice from the Foreign Office against all but essential travel.
 
‘We apologise to customers for the inconvenience, but the safety of our customers and crew is always our priority. ‘Customers due to travel to or from China in the coming days can find more information on ba.com.’

This comes a day after British nationals stranded in the epicentre were told to contact the embassy in Beijing by 11am if they wanted to come home, with officials claiming an airlift from Wuhan which has been under lockdown since last week was scheduled for Thursday.

 
The death toll has risen to 132 with confirmed infections surging to nearly 6,000 across the world. 
 

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  Obaseki vows to deal with Oshiomhole if…
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Obaseki vows to deal with Oshiomhole if…
January 29, 2020
 

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Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has vowed to deal with his predecessor and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole if he (Oshiomhole) continues to disrupt activities in the state and in the Edo APC.


Governor Obaseki said Oshiomhole as a Governor would not tolerate a fraction of the misdemeanour and misbehaviour he (Oshiomhole) is undertaking today.

Obaseki who spoke when he attended a meeting of the 18 APC local government Chairmen in the state said he would show Oshiomhole that he (Obaseki) is the governor of the state.

The Edo Governor said the regret of the Edo APC was the elevation of Oshiomhole without knowing the kind of a person he is.

He directed the party chairmen to seriously deal with any persons or group carrying out activities outside what the party hierarchy has agreed to do.

Governor Obaseki stated that Oshiomhole did not build the APC as there was no party structure in place when he became Governor.


According to him, “This is not a party man. Look at the dump he kept the party as a Secretariat. With all the resources we had he could not support the party until the landlord evicted us. You are Governor or chairman based on the platform that elevated you. That is why I looked for one of the most beautiful building along Airport Road and said this is the secretariat of the party.

“All these non-sense they are doing. If anybody in the name of our party tries to do anything contrary to what we have agreed as a party we will deal with that person ruthlessly no matter who he is.

Read Also: Don’t be intimidated, Oshiomhole tells Edo APC members

“If you are elected a chairman, your attitude should show if you believe in the party. Party supremacy means the leadership of the party must respect the membership. It is the members that make the party supreme because the members subscribed to a constitution which governs the conduct of the party. One man cannot be the party.

“I am the Governor of Edo State and I so authorise it. If anyone comes to your ward or local government to do things outside what the party has agreed I hereby authorise you to deal with that person seriously.

“We are warning the suspended National Chairman. If he continues his activities in Edo State, I will show him that I am the Governor of Edo State. Why he was Governor, he will not tolerate a fraction of the misdemeanour and misbehaviour he is undertaking today. I have declared that if Oshiomhole comes here to Edo to say he wants to disrupt the activities of the state and the party we will deal with him the way we know how best to do it.

“Comrade Oshiomhole stands suspended from the party. In due course, we will expel him if he does not behave. The party does not belong to him, it belongs to all of us. We are following the wish of our people. Our next step is to make sure we convince more people to join our party so that all of us can move this state to the next level. I will give you all the support to strengthen the party at the local government. Monthly meetings must hold. Monthly wards meetings must hold. Attendance must be taken. Wherever there are issues, you sit down and discuss it.”

A former member of the House of Representatives, Hon Pally Iriase, described Obaseki’s comments as unfortunate and a hard one at that.

Iriase said the APC ought to be built and run on democratic principles adding that there was no room in the APC constitution for garrison tactics.

The former lawmaker stated that receiving defectors does not amount to anti-party activities.

Iriase said Obaseki should be accused of anti-party activities and they would not allow Obaseki stopped the party from growing.

His words, “Ever since we left the military, we have not seen this kind of repressive administration that gag political opinion. By now, Obaseki should be pointing out projects in my local government and several others and not this jackboot tactics.

“Obaseki has not performed. That is what he should know. In the first nine months, Obaseki earned N57bn, what he would have achieved with that amount will be obvious to the eyes and loud to the ears.

“How does growing the party and swelling its ranks become anti-party activities? We should be getting kudos. Obaseki is trying to scare people away. This jackboot democracy in Edo will not work.”

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  Nigeria needs $85b for SDGs, says UN
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Nigeria needs $85b for SDGs, says UN
January 29, 2020
 
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NIGERIA will require between $83billion and $85billion yearly to implement the Sustainable Develeopment Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Organisation (UNO) said on Tuesday.

Its Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon, who spoke in Abuja, said the Nigeria Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (ISDGs) modelling result of last year showed that total investment needed is estimated at about $350billion while the public sector gap is $100billion.


He said the focus for this year would be on scaling up investment in SDGs, capturing the benefits and making adjustments to remain on track in implementation, as the success of the country will depend on how it is done.

Kallon spoke at the Retreat for Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria at Abuja, with the theme: The Role of civil society in the decade of action to accelerate the implementation of SDGs in Nigeria.

According to him, it is 10 years to go to deliver the SDGs and kick off the reaffirmation of the 2030 promise by mobilising the government of Nigeria, the civil society, businesses, and calling on all Nigerians to make the SDG their own project.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Mrs Adejoke Adefulire, said through the retreat, there would be space for effective engagement between and the representative of CSOs with a strong national network to localise SDGs at the local levels, raise awareness and sensitise citizens on their roles in the achievement of SDGs.

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  MTN okays $1.6b for expansion
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MTN okays $1.6b for expansion
• Buhari, Pantami urge telcos on QoS
January 29, 2020
 


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TELECOMS giant, MTN Group said it has set aside $1.6billion to expand its network in the country.

Its Group President/CEO, Mr. Rob Shuter,  spoke when MTN Board led by MTN Group Chairman, Mabisi Jonas, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.


The president urged the telco  give consumers quality services at reasonable prices.

In a statement, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said President Buhari also lauded MTN for its projects in Nigeria, which he said had been supportive of the government’s digital inclusion programme.

Buhari said Nigeria is Africa’s largest telecoms market, and MTN’s largest market. “Our hope is for operators like MTN to continue to focus on delivering quality service at reasonable prices. If we put our minds together, such win-win positions are achievable,” he said.

During a visit to Communications and Digital Economy Minister, Dr Ali Pantami earlier, Shuter said the budgeted $1.6 billion will be invested in the country over the next three years.

He added that Nigeria Investors’ shares in MTN are growing rapidly.


Reacting to the $1.6 billion  budgeted for investment in the country, Pantami expressed delight, urging the telco to invest it wisely. He said: “I am glad to hear that you have a budget of $1.6 billion you plan to invest in Nigeria in the next three years. Please, try to get your priorities right. Look at the areas that are underserved and invest and the earlier you realised that, the better for you.”


He urged the telco and others to improve the quality of services (QoS)  to satisfy their customers.

He said the Federal Government is committed to providing conducive and enabling environment for all the telcos to do their business without any hindrance in any part of the country.

He said: “I am happy that you also appreciated our modest efforts in addressing most of the challenges being faced by mobile telecommunications in Nigeria. I believe every county has its own peculiar challenge.

“We have achieved a lot in addressing most of the challenges; issues of vandalism, Right of Ways (RoW) and several others.

“We are working on strengthening the policy to ensure that telecommunications infrastructures are well protected in the country and the president has given directives to security agencies that they should provide security to critical telecommunications infrastructure in their different locations in the country.”

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  W/Africa trade hub to attract $300m FDI, says US envoy
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W/Africa trade hub to attract $300m FDI, says US envoy
January 29, 2020
 
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THE newly launched $60 million  USAID West Africa Trade and investment Hub in Nigeria will attract $300 million new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has said.

The hub will target interventions in agriculture five value chains wihin seven states in the country.


Seven states – Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger would be part of the hub.

The hub will focus on West African nations, including Senegal, Cote d’ Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, with Abuja serving as the hub’s centre.

Accra, Ghana had previousely served as West Africa hub centre until the recent re-constitution in Abuja.


Leonard said the initiative also has the potential of creating 40,000 new jobs by 2025.

The initiative, she said, works on reducing the cost and risk of doing business and by so doing providing a level playing field to make investment and trade freer for everyone.


The project will work with private sector.

Eighty-six applicants have been pre-qualified out of the initiatial 125 applicants, while 63 of the applicants have been cleared for grants.

The envoy noted that the hub will administer $60 million in co-investment grant fund for the next five years, which will act as a catalyse for the $300 million new FDI.

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  Fed Govt eyes N20 billion in mining
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Fed Govt eyes N20 billion in mining
January 29, 2020
 
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THE Federal Government hopes to generate N20 billion in mining by the end of 2020.

It said this would be four times better than what the government made last year in the sector.


Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, said the revenue collected by Federal Mines Officers (FMO) in states is $30million  yearly, making the government’s target of N20 billion possible.

He spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during a presentation  of the ministerial committee from the mineral sector on revenue optimisation report.

Adegbite said two major mandates of the committee are to create employment and widen the revenue base of government.

Read Also: IPPIS: Fed Govt stops salaries

The minister implored the committee to make improvements in revenue generation compared to the past and set N20 billion as target by this year end.

He said: “So, if we are able to fulfill this, we would have scored 50 per cent and that is the pass mark. Everybody can see the quantum leap from what we made this year because this year we have made N5billion which is an improvement over the past which is the highest so far, but I don’t want this increment anymore.


“Let’s look by the end of this year, we can do N20 billion. That would be four times better than what we got last year. It’s possible.

“A lot of construction is going on in Lagos. Sand is being used. So, apart from sand dredging, you can’t tell me you are making N2.5 million every month. So either somebody is not doing his work very well or something is wrong somewhere. So, I’m sure all these have been dealt with in the recommendation of this report.”

The report had said the Federal Government, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigerian Customs Service (NSC) is proposing to introduce pre-shipmment inspection and issuance of Clean Certificate of Inspection (CCI) on all mineral commodities due for export.

The move, the committee said, should be done by an appointed agent in line with the provisions of the Pre-shipment Inspection of Exports Act No. 10 of 1996 Cap. P25 L.F.N. 2004.

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  Knee Pain Causes That You Must Know About
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The concept behind a Pressure Relief mattress is  Vitamove Back Pain Relief Review that different areas of a person's body exert more or less pressure against a mattress, such that these different areas of an individual's body require more or less support from a mattress at any given time. You see your main center torso will require more support than say, your arms and legs will.The pressure relief mattress is designed to provide the correct amount of support on the various parts of the body as is needed. The result is that the weight of the entire body is far more evenly distributed. This is far different from a standard mattress where certain areas of the body endure more pressure, while other areas endure less.

This means that for a person who suffers from chronic pain of the back for instance, their lower back, buttock or hips aren't forced to bear the brunt of the weight support. Also for people who are bedridden, the prospect of bed sores is greatly reduced or eliminated all together and this is precisely why so many nursing homes and hospitals are quickly adapting this new technology.

It's just one more new product that was developed through the space program. NASA needed to come up with some type of padding that could change and adjust quickly as those sitting in it underwent the pressures of launch and re-entry. What they finally came up with was what is now referred to as memory foam and its finding its way into increasingly more products were special padding is needed.


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  Armed robbers arrested after killing a couple
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Armed robbers arrested after killing a couple



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The Abia State Police Command has arrested and paraded a suspected armed robber identified as Kingsley Emezue alias Pakins alongside his gang members Enyinna Asiegbu (25) and Promise Sunday Obilor a.k.a Esere (26), for reportedly killing a couple before their three children. 
 
Abia State's Police Commissioner, Ene Okon told newsmen that the arrested suspects were connected to Sampson Iheukwumere Nwokocha a.k.a Grave, a notorious robber killed in December by the police.
 
He said the suspects who initially relocated after their gang leader was killed, returned to Umuahia in January 2020 after they thought the manhunt for them has been called off. 
 

Quote:“The gang seemed to have gone on holidays to enjoy their loots and resurfaced around January 10, 2020, in what seems like recouping of expenses made during the Yuletides. The six-man gang on January 25, 2020, operating in a tricycle, snatched a Toyota Sienna van with registration number RBC477RL, along Health Center Road in World Bank Housing Estate, Umuahia.
"The gang, while operating in a Sienna van, shot and killed a couple, Mr and Mrs Darlington Chinyere Uzoma, along Secretariat Road, Ogwurube Layout, Umuahia. This was after robbing them of proceeds of the day’s sales.
"They robbed and shot Basil Okechukwu of Obowo, Imo State, on January 16, around Post Office Umuahia Road. Okechukwu was killed while on transit with the money he withdrew from bank.

"Officers from the Central Police Station, Umuahia and operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on ‘Operation Puff Adder' went after the hoodlums and intercepted a tricycle conveying two of the hoodlums named Precious Chukwuebuka Okoro and Ogbonna Ifeanyichukwu Justice. Interrogation of the duo resulted in the subsequent arrest of the other members of the gang namely; Enyinna Asiegbu (25), Promise Sunday Obilor (26) aka Esere and Emezue Kingsley (20) aka Pakins.”
 
Emezue introduced himself as a butcher when questioned by newsmen and also disclosed that he was lured into armed robbery by bad friends. 
 
He said; 
 
Quote:“We did the robbery operation actually on Saturday night, but I did not shoot the couple. It was our driver that shot them.”
 
 
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  Daily Devotional for Wednesday 29th January
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RHAPSODY OF REALITIES

WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY.

HIS DIVINE HEADQUARTERS.

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).

The Holy Spirit is the embodiment of all power, and He lives in you in His fullness. He didn’t come in a measure to give you a part of Himself, contrary to the understanding that some people have. 1 Corinthians 3:16 says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Here, the Apostle Paul is emphatic: you’re the temple of God and the Spirit of God lives in you.


But who is this awesome, wonderful Holy Spirit that lives in you? He’s the conveyor of the presence and blessings of God. In the Old Testament, He’s called the “angel of God’s presence” (Isaiah 63:9). He’s the One that manifests God’s presence and His power wherever God wants it. Think about the fact that this awesome infinite personality of the Godhead lives in you! That makes you a God-carrying vessel; divinity’s headquarters! Hallelujah!

This means that in your life, it’s glory and excellence only, because Christ in you, is the hope of glory; the Holy Spirit in you means glory, excellence, strength, victory, joy, peace, prosperity and blessings in your life! Affirm this always, because the power of the Word of God works through knowledge and affirmation. Every so often, say aloud, “The Holy Spirit lives in me. He has vitalized every fibre of my being; He’s my life and everything I need to live joyfully always, and fulfil God’s plan for my life gloriously.” Hallelujah!


The Holy Spirit didn’t merely come upon you as He did on God’s people in the Old Testament, He came into you to make you the headquarters of His operations in the earth. He lives in you in all His glory, majesty, dominion, wisdom and strength. And through you, He blesses everything and everyone around you; He establishes the righteousness of God in the earth and in the hearts of men. Through you, He’s able to express His love, because you’re His extension in the earth; you hail from Him and are one with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17). Praise God for evermore!

PRAYER

Blessed Father, I thank you for the Holy Spirit who lives in me in His fullness, making me the headquarters of your operations in the earth. I’m conscious, and take advantage of your glorious presence in me, and declare that I fulfil my destiny in Christ, demonstrating the glory, wisdom and excellence of divinity, bearing fruits of righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

1 Corinthians 6:17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.

Colossians 2:9-10 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

1-Year Bible Reading Plan
Matthew 20:17-34 & Exodus 16-17

2-Year Bible Reading Plan
Acts 13:26-41 & Job 28-29






#TALKINGSESSION


29TH JANUARY.


KINDLY SAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD.

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for the blessing of serving You and worshipping You from my spirit. You're all that thrills my soul; You're more than life to me! I love You, precious Holy Spirit, and my whole heart is focused on You even now, to receive Your glorious touch, and be transformed in Your presence.

Thank You for the inherent ability in me to prosper in all that I do. As the seed of Abraham, everything that is connected to me is blessed—my finances, business, job, academic, family, etc.

I walk in the consciousness that I am blessed to be a blessing. I am in Christ, in whom are hid all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom; therefore, I am innovative, creative, inventive and ingenious.

I always function with supernatural amplitude of comprehension, thinking excellent thoughts. I am an answer from God; I bring deliverance to every creation in my world, taking them out of bondage and corruption, into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.

I give life to the things around me through the power of my words, for these are the days of the manifestation of the sons of God. Hallelujah!




God bless you

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  Two Nigerians arrested in Malawi for allegedly being in possession of cocaine
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Two Nigerians arrested in Malawi for allegedly being in possession of cocaine



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Two Nigerian identified as Ajagu Okwuchuku, 40, and Chinomso Charles, 31, were arrested in Lilongwe, capital of Malawi on Friday January 24 after being found to be in possession of cocaine. 
 
Okwuchuku from Anambra State and Mr Charles from Enugu State were arrested based on information given out by residents of the neighborhood they lived in. 
 
Lingadzi Police Public Relations Officer, Salome Zgambo said the suspects were found to be in possession of eight cracks of drugs suspected to be cocaine concealed in black plastic bags (jumbo).
 
She said; 
 

Quote: “Police got information from well-wishers that the suspects were selling illicit drugs. After getting the information, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) team acted swiftly and arrested the culprits.”
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  FG not fighting corruption to impress Transparency International - Lai Mohammed
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FG not fighting corruption to impress Transparency International - Lai Mohammed



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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to Transparency International's recent report which ranked Nigeria 146 out of 180 corrupt countries, with a total of 26 points out of a possible 100 points.
 
In an interview with some international media organisations in London, the Minister stated that the Federal Government is not fighting corruption to impress Transparency International but to develop the country. He added that they are already winning the fight. 
 
Lai Mohammed said; 
 

Quote:“In any event, we are not fighting corruption because we want to impress any organisation. We are fighting corruption because we believed that without fighting the menace, the much-sought development will not happen and we have results to show for fighting corruption. 
“We have put in place policies and legislation that have tamed the monster called corruption. For instance, apart from the TSA which has saved us billions of Naira, we put in place transparency portal which enables every Nigerians to see how much is being spent by government every day.
“Under the transparency portal regulation, any expenditure above N5 billion must be reported and that gives every Nigerian the opportunity to know exactly what is going on.
“We will continue to fight corruption and we know that we are winning the war.”
 
On alleged selective prosecution in the anti-corruption fight, Lai Mohammed said; 
 
Quote:“How do you say that when serving senators and past governors who were members of the ruling party are now serving jail terms?”

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  Quick & Easy Skin Care - Know About It
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  Tinnitus Remedies Review - Tinnitus Miracle
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The easiest and most helpful tip to prevent the buzzing noises from happening is to prevent being in noisy or loud situations. Many people unfortunately have to work in factories with loud machinery in the background or those that work in clubs or bars that provide loud music. When working in these types of environments it's imperative to always wear ear plugs to diffuse the loud background noise.

A healthy diet can also prevent the noises your ears. Stay away from spicy foods and those that are high in fat or sugar. Many patients also state that consuming teas and coffees tend to worsen their symptoms so steer clear of those as well. Green vegetables and fresh fruits can help Tinnitus symptoms by lowering blood pressure which is one of the leading causes of the ringing developing in the first place. Along with a healthy diet, routine exercise goes hand in hand to aide in eliminating the ear noises. 


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  Benefits of Having Champion Juicer Grain Mill Attachment
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  Aisha Yesufu Replies Femi Adesina, Blasts Buhari’s Government
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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says Nigerians ought to be thankful that the spate of attacks by Boko Haram has dropped. - 

Reacting to the presidential spokesman's comment on channels tv, the BBOG co-convener listed things that have gone wrong since 2015 which was the beginning of the Buhari led administration.

The activist listed Leah Shaibu, Zaria-Kaduna-Abuja road kidnappings and killings by bandits, poverty, CAN leader beheading, Jos-Maiduguri road menace, herdsmen crises, etc

She insisted that Femi Adesina can't deny not to be aware of all these, In her words, we did not vote in 2015 for comparison of the killings

Aisha noted that:

In 2015 Nigeria was not the poverty capital of the world.
In 2015 Leah Sharibu was not with Boko Haram.
In 2015 Abuja Kaduna expressway was not controlled by Bandits.
In 2015 citizens of Kaduna State were not terrified of kidnappers & left their houses


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  You Must Marry Me - Lady Tells Married Man
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Quote:A married man, Desmond Ife, who lied to a 30-year old lady, Miss Adebowole Adenike, that his wife was late and he was ready to get married has landed in a mess in Lagos after the lady discovered that his wife was still alive with children.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that Adenike has forcefully moved to Desmond’s house, insisting that he must marry her as he had promised because he impregnated her and she terminated the pregnancy.

The incident happened at Isheri Olofin area in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, where they reside.

According to Adenike, she met Desmond last year and they got engaged in a relationship. He gave her false hope of getting married to her and she allowed him to sleep with her severally and eventually got pregnant for him.

She said later that she realised he lied to her that his wife was late as she discovered that he was deceiving her just to be having sex with her. She revealed that during that period, she got pregnant and had to terminate it due to infection but did not know then that Desmond had a wife and children. Adenike wants the marriage to hold despite the fact that she has realised that Desmond was married with children.

However, Desmond claimed that he only touched, slept with her last year and left her. He said he was surprised when she came and forced herself into his house making demands; threatening and destroying his Lexus car. He denied ever promising her marriage or telling her that his wife was late. He said he was surprised when she came to his house forcing herself inside as wife and demanding for money. He said that Adenike’s action by invading his house has affected his marriage seriously because his wife had seen and heard what transpired between him and Adenike.

The action has landed Adenike in trouble as her conduct and malicious damage were reported at Idimu Police Division; she was arrested and detained at the Police Station for interrogation.

After interrogation, she was found culpable and was later charged before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged offence. She pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, then asked the Court to give a date for hearing to enable the Police to prove that she actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions.
The matter was adjourned till 4th March, 2020.

While she was being taken to prison, Adenike insisted that Desmond must continue with the relationship when she is released from prison.


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  Mother and son wanted by FBI, jailed for internet scam in Lagos (photos)
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Mother and son wanted by FBI, jailed for internet scam in Lagos (photos)



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A suspected internet scammer, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri and his mother, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri, have been convicted on a four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $82, 570, about N29.9million.
 
PM news reports that Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, convicted the woman and her son and sentenced them to three years each in a correctional centre.
 
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The judge found them guilty on all counts. But the sentences for each count would run concurrently. Justice Aneke further ordered that all the properties and monies recovered from the convicts be forfeited to the Federal Government and upon applications by the victims, restitution be made to them.
 
The convicts were arrested following a petition from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI) against Damilola Adeyeri and others now at large on an alleged case of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence, money laundering and computer-related fraud.
 
Armed with the petition, the operatives of the Commission immediately swung into action and upon investigations found out that his mother was an accomplice in the crime.
 
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Idi Musa, an investigator with the EFCC, while being led in evidence narrated to the court that sometime in April 2019, that the Commission received a petition from the FBI, alleging that the official email address of American Cranes Manufacturing company was hacked and as a result the sum of $82, 570. 00 was stolen by the fraudsters. He told the court that the petitioner reported that there was a syndicate of fraudsters who defrauded many companies through business email compromise and obtained millions of dollars from American citizens.
 
Idi further revealed that Damilola was arrested on September 6, 2019, after which his mother was apprehended when she went to withdraw money from the bank upon hearing that EFCC was investigating her son. He said Damilola’s mother bought properties in the name of her son with the money made from the fraud.
 
He also told the court that the sums stolen by the convicts were used to acquire properties in choice areas of Lagos, and some cash were found in their accounts.
 
One of the count reads:

Quote:“that you, Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and Karen Russell (still at large) sometime on the 21st day of June 2017, in Lagos within the jurisdiction of the court conspired to fraudulently impersonate the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Cranes Manufacturing Company with intent to gain monetary advantage in the sum of $82, 570. 00 (Eighty Two Thousand Five Hundred and Seventy US Dollars) and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1) (b) and 22 (3) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition Prevention etc) ACT, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (1) of the same Act.”
Another count reads:
Quote:“That you Damilola Ahmed Adeyeri, Alaba Kareem Adeyeri and Karen Russell (still at large), sometime on the 19th day of July 2017, in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this court dishonestly represented yourself as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Cranes Manufacturing Company thereafter you sent an email from personal@managements-securemail-office-portal.online with intent to gain advantage to yourselves and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1) (a) and 22 (3) of the Cyber Crime (Prohibition Prevention etc) ACT, 2015 and punishable under Section 22 (1) of the same Act”.
 
After the charges were read to the convicts, they pleaded guilty to the four-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

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  15 dead, 38 injured as truck plunges into river in Ogun (photos)
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15 dead, 38 injured as truck plunges into river in Ogun (photos)



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No fewer than 15 persons died while 38 others sustained varying degrees of injuries as a Toyota Canter truck plunged into dried Omi river on the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode road.
 
Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who confirmed the incident in Abeokuta on Tuesday, said that the accident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday, adding that it involved a white-coloured Mitsubishi Canter, marked XE 331 MKA, loaded with passengers travelling from Sokoto state.
 
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The sector commander added that the suspected cause of the crash was fatigue on the part of the driver, saying that the vehicle veered off the road and crashed into the dried Omi river.
 
Oladele, who said that rescue operations was still ongoing, explained that 15 corpses, all male adults, had been recovered from under the river bridge.
“So far, 38 passengers in the mini truck sustained varying degrees of injuries and were taken to the State Hospital, Ijebu Ode for treatment,” he said.
 
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The sector commander said that the corpses of the dead had been evacuated to Sabo in Ijebu-Ode, with the Sarkin Hausawa making arrangements with the police for their mass burial.
 
He advised passengers to desist from boarding ”Goods-Only” vehicle which, by their configuration, were not for transporting passengers but only goods.
 
Oladele advised the families of the victims to contact the FRSC command in Ago-Iwoye or Ijebu-Ode for details about the crash.

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  Father ties up his 10-year-old girl daughter to ceiling and set fire to her
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Father ties up his 10-year-old girl daughter to ceiling and set fire to her private part for stealing N3,000 in Ibadan



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The Oyo State Command of the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have arrested a couple who allegedly tied their 10-year-old daughter Abibat, to a ceiling, burning her private part for stealing the sum of N3,000.
 
The father of the girl, Taofeek Olawale 41, an indigene of Ede, Osun State, said he was only trying to scare her with the fire as deterrence when the fire burnt her private part.
 
Parading the suspect and his wife, Romoke, on Monday in Ibadan, the commandant of the (NSCDC), Isikilu Akinsanya  told journalists that the arrest was part of the responsibility of the Anti-human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit of the NSCDC to save and protect the lives and property of Nigerians, as enshrined in the 2003 Act, amended 2007.
 
The Commandant, who was represented at the press conference by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Oluwole Olusegun, alleged that Olawale, a carpenter residing in the Amuloko area of Ibadan and his wife tortured their daughter, Abibat, by tying the girl’s hand to the ceiling and putting fire under her until she confessed to the accusation of stealing N3,000 belonging to a neighbour, Rukayat Trimisiyu.
 
He further said that in the search for the money, the sum of N600 was found in Abibat’s bag, and the girl later brought the remaining N2,400 from where it was hidden in the house.
 
The NSCDC boss said Abibat was still recovering in the hospital from damage she suffered from the burns her father inflicted on her.
 
Olawale told journalists he was only attempting to scare his daughter and teach her some morals.
“It is the devil that is at work,” he said.
 
Romoke dissociated herself from the assault, saying she divorced from Olawale seven years ago and was somewhere else when she heard about the incident.

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  Security in Nigeria has deteriorated and loss of lives is not acceptable – Senate Pre
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Security in Nigeria has deteriorated and loss of lives is not acceptable – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan



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The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has raised an alarm over the insecurity witnessed across the country which has led to loss of lives and properties. 
 
Speaking at Tuesday’s plenary at the Senate chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, Lawan reiterated the need for lives and properties to be secured in the country as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. 
 
He said; 
 

Quote:“My distinguished colleagues, the security situation in our country requires serious attention and due consideration by the Senate and indeed the National Assembly. 

“Recently, the security in the country has deteriorated and the attendant loss of lives is not acceptable.
“We need to secure the lives and property of our citizens, as enshrined in our Constitution. We all are witnesses to how our economy is also affected by the inclement security situation.”
 
In his welcome speech after the lawmakers resumed from their six-week recess, the Senate President disclosed that they are working to engage the Federal Government on the implementation of the nation’s security strategy.
 
He added that they will also be working towards implementation of community policing and will also be inviting police authorities to give periodic updates. 
 
He said; 
 
Quote:“There is an urgent need for a paradigm shift and reform of the architecture and structure of our security systems. Equally important is citizen participation, and collaboration in providing security.”
“In this regard, the Senate will engage the Executive arm of government to discuss the implementation of the recently launched National Security Strategy (NSS) 2019.”
 
On Power he said; 
 
Quote: “My distinguished colleagues, it is an incontrovertible fact that the power sector cannot function optimally and thrive under the current circumstances.

“The anticipated outcome of improvement in effectiveness and efficiency of the privatisation process has not been achieved and doesn’t look feasible. Therefore, we have to take all the necessary steps to salvage this indispensable sector.

“The ensuing debate on the report of the Roundtable Discussions will no doubt reveal the actions that the Federal Government will need to take
 

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  Imo state House of Assembly speaker, 7 other lawmakers defect to APC
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Imo state House of Assembly speaker, 7 other lawmakers defect to APC



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Two weeks after the Supreme court annulled the election of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of Imo state and affirmed APC's Hope Uzodinma as the new governor, the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Collins Chiji, and seven other members of the state assembly have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
 
Chiji who was elected on the platform of the PDP, announced his defection during plenary today January 28th.
 
He gave the names of the other defecting lawmakers as Uche Ogbuagu (Ikeduru); Dominic Ezerioha (Oru West); Chigozie Nwaneri(Oru East); Kanayo Onyemaechi (Owerri West); Kennedy Ibe (Obowo)’; Onyemaechi Njoku (Ihitte/Uboma), and Eddy Obinna (Aboh Mbaise) who represented Emeka Ihedioha's constituency in the Assembly.
 
Last week, the deputy Speaker of the state assembly, Okey Onyekamma, and eight other lawmakers defected to the APC. 
 
 
 

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  Femi Adesina shades a 'fake prophet' on Twitter
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President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina has dropped a shade for a certain "fake prophet" days after Apostle Suleman called him an "insensitive man", over his response to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on "Boko Haram killing Christians". 
 
In his tweet, the Presidential spokesperson recalled some prophecies made by the "fake prophet" which never came to pass.  
 
Femi Adesina tweeted; 

Quote:He claims to be prophet. He said whoever won 2015 presidential poll would not rule. He said El-Rufai won’t win in Kaduna. Later, he said the man would die within a time. El-Rufai is well and alive. Is that one a prophet? Fake. It’s not me that says so, it’s the Holy Bible.
 
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Apostle Suleman in his 2015 Prophecies said "El-Rufai should go and sit down. For abusing Jesus, he will not win Kaduna election". The former FCT Minister eventually won the governorship election with 1,117,635 million votes. 
 
The OFM General Overseer also dropped a bombshell in 2016, saying El-Rufai will die for allegedly trying to islamize Kaduna State which he governs with his anti-preaching bill. 
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  NLNG signs 10 year sales deal with Eni
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NLNG signs 10 year sales deal with Eni  


Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) has signed a sale and purchase agreement with an Italian oil major, Eni for some of the remarketed volumes of Liquefied Natural Gas from NLNG’s Trains 1, 2 and 3.
The agreement, which will reportedly be effective for 10 years, would help the company take up position among the top LNG companies with plans to grow its market share. The duo also signed the agreement in order to continue to deliver the LNG globally.
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According to the statement released by the company and signed by its General Manager, External Relations, Eyono Fatayi-Williams, 1.5 million tonnes will be supplied per annum for the duration of the contract.


The detail of the deal showed that the product would be supplied on a delivered ex-ship and free-on-board basis. The NLNG also stated that the agreement signifies customers’ confidence in NLNG as a trusted, safe and reliable LNG supplier in the world.


What you need to know: The Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited is a company co-owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), representing the Federal government. which holds a 49% stake, while the other stakeholders, Shell has 25.6%, Total holds 15% and Eni accounts for 10.4%.


Recall that Nairametrics reported when the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Limited and Total Gas and Power, (TGP) sealed a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for some of the remarketed volumes of Liquefied Natural Gas from NLNG’s Trains 1, 2 and 3. The agreement, which was slated to be effective for 10 years, was signed by Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NLNG, Tony Attah, and the Senior Vice President at the LNG, Thomas Maurisse, on behalf of the TGP.



Also, an agreement on SPA was signed by NLNG and Vitol SA last month. The deal was also for some of the remarketed volumes from its Trains 1, 2 and 3, which approved the supply of 0.5mtpa of the LNG for a 10-year-term on a delivered ex-ship basis. The delivery will start in October 2021.

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  Despite border closure, smuggling thrives
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Despite border closure, smuggling thrives
January 28, 2020
 


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As the world awaits the reopening of the country’s land borders after the expiration of the first phase of the Joint Security Operation ‘EX-SWIFT’ Response, OLUWAKEMI DAUDA looks at the factors that aided and abetted smuggling before and after the closure and what the government needs to do to put an end to smuggling.

Nigeria’s land borders were partially closed on August 20, last year, following the Federal Government’s determination to end rice importation, boost local production and reduce smuggling of arms and ammunition, as well as hard drugs and other prohibited items.

Despite that the Federal Government is yet to reopen the country’s land borders, investigation reveals that foreign rice and other contraband commodities still flood Lagos and Ogun states’markets.


Speaking with The Nation on the plan by the Federal Government to reopen the country’s land borders by the end of the month, a member of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria in Badagry, Mr Gbolahan Adejare, said the Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), needs to lead senior members of the Service, a detachment of senior police officers and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) from Abujaon a private visit to the roads leading to Seme and Idi-Iroko borders.

Such a visit, it is believed, would enable him see how security officials inadvertently aid and abet smuggling and kill the economy of the country and its people.
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Purpose-built vehicles move in and out of Lagos and Ogun markets unchallenged on the roads.

Some unpatriotic officers, Adejare alleged, are still assisting smugglers in frustrating and killing the Federal Government’s policy on local rice production by allowing purpose-built vehicles by the smugglers to ply the roads unchallenged, while vehicles that belong to law-abiding citizens are not allowed to move freely on the road by the security agents.

Many Nigerians, importers, exporters and clearing agents believe that the closure of the borders by the Federal Government, has, no doubt, reduced the amount of expired foreign rice and other prohibited goods that are brought into the country through the unapproved routes.


But findings revealed that the smugglers are still using illegal vehicles and routes to carry out their nefarious activities undisturbed and endanger the health of Nigerians.

When The Nation visited Seme and Idi-Iroko borders at the weekend, there were many checkpoints between Agbara and Seme borders and several checkpoints between the old Toll Gate at Sango and Idi-Iroko border.

Despite the checkpoints, findings revealed that the rate at which rice  and other prohibited items, such as frozen poultry products, used tyres, textile materials, used clothings, vegetable oil and others are being ferried into the markets by the drivers of the purpose- built vehicles, is alarming.

 

Wake up call to FRSC, Police

It was also gathered that the illegal activity keep flourishing with the connivance of some unscrupulous officers in Customs, Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other security agents who  turn their back and close their eyes when they see the specialised vehicles the smuggliers use in carrying out their illicit business.

Investigation revealed that the smugglers use specilised and purpose-built vehicles to carry out their nefarious activities in the wee hours of the morning, in the evening and sometimes in daylight ferrying imported pineapple, tomatoes, coconuts, rice, vegetable oil and frozen poultry products into the country.

Over 209 of such vehicles used by smugglers were seen at various spots at Mile 2, Alaba-Rago Market, Okokomaiko, Ijanikin, Agbara, Oko-Afo, Araromi Ale, Mowo, Aradagun, Ibereko, Ajara, Badagry and Seme border, when The Nation visited the area at the weekend.

The story of the converted vehicles was the same at Oshodi, Daleko, Ile-Epo Oja, Abule Egba, Alakuko, old Toll Gate, Joke-Ayo, Ojoore, Iju, Atan, Lusada, Ketu, Adie-Owe, Apena, Alapoti, Ado-Odo and up to Idi-Iroko border when The Nation visited the area last Friday.

The specially-built vehicles also littered mechanic workshops and other areas on major roads within the border towns. Their drivers operate with impunity even with the presence of security men, who mounted checkpoints along the areas.
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Some motorists and residents of the border areas, stakeholders in the maritime industry and rice farmers in Badagry area of Lagos said Col. Ali (rtd) needed to visit the areas and order the convocation of all the purpose-built vehicles anywhere across Lagos and Ogun states to end the criminalities.

The visit, a rice farmer, Mr Solomon Abraham, said would enable the government to assess the poor and questionable attitude of most security agents posted to man border communities and to assist the Customs in checkmating illegal entry of prohibited goods.

Motorists, specifically, accused the Police and the FRSC officials of not doing their job diligently, despite their presence on the two major roads leading to the borders.


The high cost of rice, a resident of Ajara, Mr Gboyega Emmanuel, said might have added more impetus to the smuggling of the staple food as most of the vehicles used neither have number plates, particulars nor head lamps.

Seizure of all the purpose-built vehicles on the road

More than 10 of such vehicles, loaded with smuggled bags of rice, frozen poultry products and vegetable oil were seen discharging their goods at Lusada Market in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State at the weekend.

Motorists, community leaders and other Nigerians, who spoke with The Nation, expressed worries over the trend and the sophistication of the smugglers, adding that smuggling has assumed a frightening dimension despite the presence of military personnel on the roads.

They urged Col Ali (rtd) to direct the security agents to impound the purpose-built vehicles so that the smugglers would stop having a field day.

It was gathered that in Benin Republic, a bag of rice sells for less than N8,000, but sells for between N25,500 and N30,000, depending on the quality and size of the grain, when it gets to the country.

“Most of the purpose-built vehicles are own by security agents and that is why they cannot impound them. How do you explain a situation where an unusual vehicle laddered with prohibited items is moving on the road and the police and the FRSC officers will not arrest them?

Therefore, there is an urgent need for the Comptroller-General of Customs to visit the border towns of Seme and Idi-Iroko and see the high rate at which the purpose-built vehicles are operating with the connivance of some police officers, Customs and FRSC officials.

“One wonders what the police and the FRSC officials are doing on the roads if purpose-built vehicles that have no number plates, no particulars, no windscreens and no head lamps are plying our roads unchallenged.

“But the same unpatriotic police officers and FRSC officials that are aiding and abetting smugglers have the effrontery to stop and delay other commuters and motorists going for their legitimate businesses on the road.

“The attitude of most our security operatives along the roads leading to the land borders poses danger to lives and has negative effects on international trade and commerce,” Emmanuel said.

Other stakeholders and motorists spoke in similar vein, complaining about the police and FRSC officials’ attitude on the roads.

A clearing agent at Seme border, Festus Solomon, and other operators, wondered why it was difficult for security agents, mostly the police and the FRSC officials to impound all the purpose-built vehicles the smugglers are using to sabotage the country’s economy.

Findings have shown that some drivers have specialities in moving the illegal food item from Idi-Iroko to Sango and Lagos markets.

When our reporter contacted Gbolahan (not real name), one the drivers of these specialised vehicles, he said he was ready to bring 50 bags of foreign rice  to their store by 4.00am in the morning.

“Just mention the number of bags you need, I will make sure we bring them there on the agreed time and date. What is important is that the money must be ready,” he said.

He told our reporter that the landing cost of a bag of foreign rice is between N22,000  and N23,000 because of the number of security checks on the road.

Reduction in rice smuggling

Although the driver agreed that the border closure had reduced the flow of foreign rice into the country, it is far from addressing it, as the vehicles they use in smuggling the prohibited items still abound across Lagos major roads and Ogun State.

A Customs officer who spoke  under the condition of anonymity confirmed that smuggled goods still find their way into the country. He however disgreed this had  to do with the activities of compromised officers.

The officer said smugglers would never give up because “that is the only business they know; hence they will employ every means to remain in business’’.

“The major tactics they use is to get members of local communities to help them know where the security officials are stationed before they move their vehicles in convoy with dangerous weapons.

“Because smuggling is the only business they know, these people kill. They have killed our officers before. They engage in all sorts of things to put us out of their way,” he said.

He, however, said their use of network of informants is what has the major drawback on the operations to check their illicit trade.

Recommendation

Stakeholders, who spoke with The Nation, have recommended that the Federal Government must ensure that all the purpose-built vehicles by the smugglers are off the roads before the land borders are reopening for business.

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  Currency in circulation hits N2.2tr
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Currency in circulation hits N2.2tr
January 28, 2020
 
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CURRENCY-in-circulation (CIC)  has risen by 9.9 per cent to N2.2 trillion, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) quarterly economic report released on Monday has shown.

The report, which is for the fourth quarter of last year, was in contrast to the decline of 0.4 per cent in end of the third quarter of the same year. The development, relative to the level in the preceding quarter, reflected, mainly, the increase in its currency outside banks component, and seasonal factors.


The report said total deposits at the CBN amounted to N14.35 trillion at end of last November, indicating an increase of 3.6 per cent above the level at end of third quarter 2019. The rise was attributed to 14.3 per cent and 3.1 per cent increase in the deposits of the Federal Government and the commercial banks, respectively. Of the total deposits at the CBN, the shares of the Federal Government, banks and private sector deposits were 47.4 per cent, 35.9 per cent and 16.7 per cent.

Reserve money grew by five per cent to N7.35 trillion  at end of last November, in contrast to the decrease of 13.5 per cent at the end of third quarter of last year. The development reflected the increase in federal government and banks’ deposits with the CBN.


The report said total value of money market assets outstanding in the fourth quarter of last year stood at N12.76 billion, showing an increase of 2.6 per cent, compared with the increase of 2.9 per cent at the end of the third quarter of last year. The development was attributed, largely, to the 3.1 per cent increase in FGN Bonds outstanding during the review quarter.

Federally collected revenue in the fourth quarter of last year, fell below both the provisional quarterly budget and receipts in the preceding quarter by 30.8 and 10.6 per cent. The development, was due, largely, to the shortfalls in receipts from both oil and non-oil revenue components in the review quarter.

Also, provisional Federal Government retained revenue in the review quarter was N938.72 billion, while total estimated expenditure amounted to N2.07 trillion , resulting in an estimated deficit of N1.13 trillion.


Agricultural activities in the review quarter were dominated by the harvest of cash and root crops. In the livestock sub-sector farmers engaged in the fattening of cattle and stocking of poultry in anticipation of the end of the year sales. The end-period headline inflation, on year-on-year basis for the fourth quarter of 2019, stood at 11.98 per cent.

Foreign exchange inflow, through the CBN, rose by 6.1 per cent, while outflow fell by 3.9 per cent, relative to their levels in the third quarter of 2019. Total non- oil export proceeds received by banks fell by 37.8 per cent, compared with the level at the end of third quarter 2019. The average naira exchange rate vis-à- vis the US dollar depreciated at the inter-bank, BDC segment, and the Investors’ & Exporters’ Window. The average exchange rate at the ’Investors’ and ‘Exporters’ window, the BDC and the Inter-bank segments of the market were N362.83/$, N359.42/$ and N306.95/$, respectively, in the review quarter. At $38.07 billion, the gross external reserves fell by 6.4 per cent, compared with the level at end of third quarter 2019.

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  Vitafoam Nigeria doubles pre-tax profit to N1.18b
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Vitafoam Nigeria doubles pre-tax profit to N1.18b
January 28, 2020
 

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Vitafoam Nigeria Plc started the new business year on a double as the foam-manufacturing company doubled profit to N1.13 billion within the first three months of the year.

Vitafoam Nigeria’s share price rose by 6.0 per cent to N5.30 per share on Monday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as investors reacted positively to the first quarter results.

Key extracts of the interim report and accounts of Vitafoam Nigeria for the three-month period ended December 31, 2019 showed that pre-tax profit grew from N513.12 million to N1.18 billion. Profit after tax also leapt from N361.87 million to N819.67 million.


Earnings per share thus doubled to 62 kobo in first quarter ended December 2019 compared with 33 kobo recorded in comparable period of 2018. Turnover however declined from N6.38 billion to N5.98 billion.


The first quarter performance strengthened the return outlook of the group and it came on the heels on a 68 per cent increase in dividend payouts recommended by the board after the leading foam manufacturing company grew its bottom-line by 296.3 per cent in the immediate past business year.

The board of Vitafoam Nigeria has recommended payment of a dividend per share of 42 kobo or N525.35 million for the 2019 business year as against 25 kobo per share paid for the 2018 business year. The dividend will be paid in March 2020 after approval by shareholders at the annual general meeting scheduled for March 4, 2020.

The latest dividend represented a significant growth for shareholders given that the company had also distributed bonus shares of one share for five shares for the 2018 business year, which automatically increased shareholders’ holdings by 20 per cent. The 42 kobo per share will be paid on both the previous and bonus shares.

Key extracts of the audited report and accounts of Vitafoam Nigeria for the year ended September 30, 2019 had shown that profit before tax rose by 339.5 per cent while net profit grew by 296.3 per cent. With the dilution, basic earnings per share rose by 219.3 per cent. The company’s top-line had grown by 14.1 per cent, implying that bottom-line performance was driven by growing sales, improved financial management and enhanced operating efficiency.


Group turnover rose from N19.53 billion in 2018 to N22.28 billion in 2019. Profit before tax surged to N3.49 billion in 2019 from N793.85 million in 2018. While tax expenses leapt from N191.92 million in 2018 to N1.03 billion in 2019, net profit jumped from N601.9 million in 2018 to N2.39 billion in 2019. Earnings per share increased from 57 kobo to N1.82 per share. The dividend payout represents 23.1 per cent of the earnings per share, a considerable improvement on a payout ratio of 53.2 per cent in 2018.

Group Managing Director, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Mr Taiwo Adeniyi, has said consistent growths in key performance indicators in successive results provide basis for assurance that the company will be able to surpass its previous performance in the current business year.

Adeniyi said the group’s Nigerian businesses are on a stronger footing while three of its seven subsidiaries have started to generate profit.

He said the company will continue to innovate and develop products that will keep it ahead of competition and enable it to grow its turnover while extracting better values for shareholders.

Chairman, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc, Dr Bamidele Makanjuola, said the growth in turnover and profitability reflected the robustness and fundamental strength of the group’s business.

According to him, the company had taken strategic decision and reengineered its business with special focus on products quality, innovation, market differentiation, customer service and consumer education.

“These efforts underscored our long-term priorities of growing revenue, controlling operating costs, and driving higher gross margins. I am pleased to report that we made great strides in cost containment and sustained positive trends in gross margins,” Makanjuola said

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Enhancing airports emergency procedures
January 28, 2020
 



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The outbreak and spread of Corona Virus in Far East Asia is creating distortions in global air travel, forcing airlines and airport authorities to escalate emergency management procedures at points of entry. Nigeria is not left out of the move, with a raft of measures unveiled by regulators for air crew, air navigation services providers, passengers and other airport users to detect and curtail possible spread of the deadly virus, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports.

 

CoronaVirus is dealing a deadly blow on global air travel. Since January 7, 2020 when the first case of the deadly virus broke out in the Central City of Wuhan, Hubei Province in China, its devastating effects have been felt in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States with many people already killed and over 300 reportedly infected.


Besides the harvests of death already recorded as effects of Corona Virus, the pandemic is creating huge distortions in global air travel as airlines have started canceling flights to some parts of the world to curtail the spread of the virus.

Global bodies including World Health Organisation (WHO), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and others have escalated containment measures to avert possible spread of the virus and its debilitating effects on global air travel.

At least 25 people are dead in China and more than 800 infected as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and across the world.

To underscore the effects of the virus, three Chinese cities – Wuhan, Huanggang, and Ezhou are under lockdown. The cities are also under travel restrictions.

Affected areas include Wuhan, the city of 11 million people where the outbreak began.


As a consequence, many countries including Nigeria,  US, UK and Australia have commenced precautionary measures, such as health screenings at airports.

This is just as the WHO  said  the virus  does not constitute “a public health emergency of international concern.

Global airports  have ramped up their screening processes. International travelers arriving in some International Airport have signage on electronic arrival screens informing them of a multi-layered government response.”

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  FG records N1.14tr deficit in three months
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FG records N1.14tr deficit in three months

By Chijioke Nelson, Asst. Editor, Finance/Economy
28 January 2020 

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• Salaries, debt service, others take 73 percent of revenue


The fiscal operations of the Federal Government in the fourth quarter of 2019, showed an estimated deficit of N1.14 trillion, compared with the proportionate quarterly budget deficit of N479.62 billion.


 The government had estimated an expenditure profile of N2.59 trillion for the fourth quarter of 2019, but expended N2.07 trillion, representing a 20.1 percent shortfall and 14.1 percent compared with the level in the preceding quarter.

But the provisional data from Q4 Economic Report by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) revealed that while the Federal Government N2.07 trillion in the period under review, its earnings amounted to N938.72 billion. 


The development, which resulted to N1.14 trillion deficit financing, was below both the quarterly budget estimate, as well as the receipt in the preceding quarter by 55.6 percent and 46.0 percent, respectively.

Of the N938.72 billion, Federation Account accounted for 83.8 per, cent, while Federal Government Independent Revenue, Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain and Non-oil Excess, accounted for 8.7 percent, 4.4 percent, 2.7 percent, and 0.4 percent, respectively. Still, a further breakdown of the total expenditure showed that the recurrent component accounted for 73 percent, while capital and statutory transfers accounted for 21.3 percent and 5.7 percent, repectively.



An analysis the recurrent expenditure components showed that the non-debt component like salaries and others, accounted for 74.1 per cent, while debt service payments was 25.9 percent. 


The Federal Government and the sub-nationals (states) got tangled with the deficits when the federally-collected revenue in Q4 of 2019 settled at N2.6 trillion, which was lower than the quarterly budget of N3.76 trillion by 30.8 percent.


It also fell by 10.6 percent when compared with the receipt in the preceding quarter. The decline in federally-collected revenue (gross) relative to the quarterly budget, was attributed to shortfalls in both oil and non-oil revenues.Gross oil revenue, at N1.56 trillion or 60.1 percent of the total receipts, was below the quarterly budget by 35.3 percent, but above the receipt in the preceding quarter by 16.7 percent.



The decline in oil revenue relative to the quarterly budget was due to shortfalls in all its components, except domestic crude oil and gas sales.Non-oil revenue (gross) at N1.04 trillion fell below the quarterly budget of N1.34 trillion by 22.6 percent, as well as below the level in the preceding quarter by 33.9 percent.

The drop in non-oil revenue relative to the quarterly budget was due to the decline in receipt from all its components, except customs and excise duties. After the statutory deductions and transfers of N517.67 billion and N450.46 billion, respectively, a net sum of N1.63 trillion was retained in the Federation Account for distribution during the quarter.


Of this amount, the Federal Government received N786.35 billion; state and local governments received N398.85 billion and N307.49 billion, respectively, while the balance of N141.47 billion was transferred to the 13 percent Derivation Fund for distribution among the oil-producing states.



Additionally, the Federal Government received N41.46 billion, while the state and local governments received N138.22 billion and N96.75 billion, respectively, from the VAT Pool Account. Also, the sum of N8.7 billion was drawn-down from the Non-oil Excess Account and distributed among the Federal Government, N3.99 billion; state governments, N2.02 billion; local governments, N1.56 billion; and 13 percent Derivation Fund, N1.13 billion.



Similarly, N55.85 billion was shared as Exchange Gain, with the Federal Government getting N25.62 billion; state governments, N12.99 billion; local governments, N10.02 billion; and 13 percent Derivation Fund, N7.22 billion. Thus, the total statutory and VAT revenue allocation to the three tiers of government in the fourth quarter of 2019, amounted to N1.98 trillion, against the quarterly budget of N3.27 trillion.

At N701.90 billion, the total allocation to state governments from the Federation Account, including the 13 percent Derivation Fund and VAT Pool Account, was lower than the quarterly budget by 40.4 percent. A breakdown of the revenue flows to the states showed that receipts from the Federation Account was N563.69 billion (80.3 percent), while the share from VAT stood at N138.22 billion (19.7 percent).


The receipts from the Federation and VAT Pool accounts fell below the quarterly budget estimate by 42.1 percent and 32.5 percent, respectively.On the other hand, total allocations to local governments from the Federation and VAT Pool accounts in the fourth quarter of 2019 stood at N415.82 billion and were also, below the quarterly budget by 38.3 percent.


Of the total amount, allocation from the Federation Account was N319.07 billion, representing 76.7 percent of the total receipts, while the VAT Pool Account stood at N96.75 billion, representing 23.3 percent.

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  Fire Guts Sabo Market In Ogun (Photos)
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The popular Sabo market in Sagamu, Ogun State has reportedly been engulf in fire.

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as many shops and properties are affected.

As of the time this report, the fire is yet to be put out.
https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-fire-guts-poplar-sabo-market-in-ogun/

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  All Wound Up and Wounded - Some Thoughts on Psychological Healing
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With good skills of coping with every day life and  Meridian Health Protocol Review a strong support group, along with medication, people with bipolar disorder can lead good productive lives. Learn about this disease, know what a person goes through and lend a lot of encouragement and hope. But one must remember this is going to be tough and will take a toll on you as well. So keep yourself healthy and just take care of yourself as well. The ups and downs of a person with bipolar disorder can be exhausting to say the least, think about how they feel. They often wonder why they are the way they are and are usually remorseful about their actions and words.

To sit and watch a loved one go through reckless antics, explosive outbursts and ugly words is something that hurts all the way to the heart. One must encourage them to get help if they have not done so, and even this can be almost impossible to do. Many think they do not have a problem it is just the way they are. It's like being an alcoholic, they need help as you can see, but they do not see it. You can not force them to go and seek help, but you can encourage them and stay with it.

Realizing that a loved one has bipolar disorder one must be understanding and that is hard to do, you will lose your temper as well, try not to do so. They have a disorder in which they cannot control. Tell them you love them and will be there for them. And be patient. This will take time to get bipolar disorder under control, but it can be done. There will be set backs, and hatred will abound, but with love and understanding one with bipolar disorder from you, will help them.



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  Ihedioha’s sack: Secondus reveals PDP’s final decision, attacks Buhari
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Ihedioha’s sack: Secondus reveals PDP’s final decision, attacks Buhari

 January 28, 2020

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has raised the alarm that the country was tilting towards a full blown dictatorship under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Secondus said the PDP, after extensive consultations with legal experts, had decided to fully back Emeka Ihedioha, the sacked governor of Imo State, as he returns to the Supreme Court to seek a review and possible reversal of the January 14 judgement.


“We are highly optimistic that the Justices may bow to superior reason and reverse themselves by returning the mandate to the PDP,” Secondus said.

The PDP Chairman said this in his speech before the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting went into an executive session on Monday.


Secondus said that the ultimate objective of the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government was to foist a one party state on Nigeria.


The Rivers-born politician further stated that the NEC meeting, which is the second within ten days, was to enable the PDP look into current political situation in the country.

“The landmines laid by the ruling All Progressives Congress against democracy in our beloved country are exploding and the consequences are confronting us.


“When President Muhammadu Buhari and his party began the process of muzzling the other arms of government, our party cried out and alerted the nation and indeed the international community of the brewing dictatorship.


“Here we are watching helplessly as the legislature and the judiciary are put right in the pocket of the executive, an anomaly in a democracy that makes nonsense of the separation of power that is beautifully enshrined in the rule book to check the excesses of each arm of the government.

“At the NEC meeting ten days ago, we briefed you about the judicial abracadabra where the apex court in the land, the Supreme Court, delivered a bizarre judgment on Imo State where it took our PDP’s governorship victory and handed it over to the APC candidate that came fourth.


“All of these should worry us because no democracy strives if the legislature and the judiciary are caged as we can see.


“We are witnesses to the emerging dictatorial tendencies in our dear country. As we all can see, a dictator is not just on the way but has arrived at the scene already. They have rolled out the process of establishing a one party state so as to pave the way for a full blown dictatorship.


“To allow them have their way is to abdicate our responsibility as an opposition party who has made enormous sacrifice for democracy to blossom in our country.


“We have, therefore, called you today to deliberate critically on the state of democracy in our land to draw up far-reaching decisions that must help check the growing excesses of the ruling APC. Even the Presidency has abandoned governance amidst mounting problems and indulges in attacking us but we are not deterred.”

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  Daily Devotional for Tuesday 28th January
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Posted by: Edoman - Yesterday, 09:31 AM - Replies (5)

RHAPSODY OF REALITIES

TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY.


THE WORD OF HIS GRACE

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32).

The Word of God is more than history or a compilation of stories; the Word of God is God talking. And what He says is relevant in the “now” of our lives, and it’s the material with which we build our lives. As you study the Scriptures, you’d often come across the phrase, “Thus saith (says) the Lord”; not, “Thus said the Lord.” “Thus says the Lord” means the Word of the Lord is for you today and for your situation—now; it’s efficacious in itself and by itself to build you and transform your life.

What we read in our theme verse was Paul’s cogitations and conviction about the transforming and translational power of God’s Word. The Word infuses boldness, excellence and dominion into your spirit. If the one who is hitherto timid would give himself to the study of God’s Word, that timidity would be replaced with the spirit of power, love and a sound mind. That’s the power of God’s Word.


However, even though every Word from God is full of power, the Apostle Paul was definite as to what builds your spirit and transforms your life: it’s “the Word of God’s grace.”


The Word of His grace is His Word about Christ, His redemptive work in our behalf; who we are today, what we have and where we are today, as a result of His death, burial and resurrection. That’s what builds you spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, emotionally, and also causes you to prosper in other areas of your life. Hallelujah!


Give yourself to the study of the Word; contemplate and contrive the Word in meditation. As you do, the Holy Spirit will grant you insight into the mysteries and secrets of life and of our spiritual Kingdom. He’ll also quicken the Word in you in such a way that results in an outburst of prosperity in every area of your life.


PRAYER

Dear Father, I’m yielded to be built, edified, energized and strengthened by your Word, for a life of greatness, victory and triumphs. Through the ministry of the Word, and the Holy Spirit, my growth spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially is evident; there’s an outburst of prosperity in every area of my life, to the praise and glory of your Name. Amen.

FURTHER STUDY:

1 Timothy 4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

1 Peter 2:2 AMPC Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation,

1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Matthew 19:16-20:1-16 & Exodus 15

2-YEAR BIBLE READING plans
Acts 13:13-25 & Job 26-27




#TALKINGSESSION

28TH JANUARY.

KINDLY DAY THESE WORDS OUT LOUD.

Blessed Lord Jesus, You’re my life, and my all; the very air that I breathe: my lover and best friend.

Thank You for Your wisdom that guides me, and Your grace that is superabundant upon me. Your Word has transformed me, causing me to ride upon the high places of the earth.

Thank You for the excellent life that I have in Christ! I am planted on the rock that is higher than I am, Christ Jesus! Therefore, I am not moved by circumstances.

I am a victor forever because Christ is my riddance. He rids me of any trouble and leads me triumphantly from glory to glory. Christ is the embodiment of all wisdom and knowledge, and He lives in me. There’s no limit to my knowledge.

Through meditation, I dig deep into the recesses of my spirit, activating the wisdom and knowledge in me, for witty inventions. I’ve received abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness; I am reigning in life, over and above the corrupting influences of this world: sickness, lack, and everything that limits.

The grace of God is multiplied in my life through the knowledge of the Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.




God bless you

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  Lagos state government's decision to ban Okada, Our government hates us-Nigeria react
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Our government hates us- Bolanle Olukanni, Ifuennada, others react to Lagos state government's decision to ban Okada, Keke NAPEP



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Bolanle Olukanni, Ifuennada and other Nigerians are reacting to the decision of the Lagos state government to ban Okadas and Tricycles from operating in some parts in the state.  
 
The state government announced the ban on the operations of Okada and keke Napep riders in certain parts of the state. The state government said it took the decision following the alarming rate of motorcycle accidents in the state. 
 
Bolanle and other Nigerians feel this isn't a welcomed development as the government has not put in place alternative mode of transportation before placing the ban.
 
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  Ernest Asuzu Battles Stroke, Turns Roadside Beggar
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Top Nollywood actor, Ernest Asuzu has reportedly become a road side beggar after a long time battle with stroke.

In a now trending video posted by a passerby and fan, identified as Bolingo 2014 , it was reported that the actor who was once known for his vibrant acting and interpretation of movie roles was captured shirtless, as he confirmed the details in tears.

Bolingo slammed Nollywood saying the industry is a huge disgrace as he was shocked to see the veteran actor in such emaciated state with no help from his colleagues in the entertainment industry, prompting the video

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Ernest Asuzu was spotted topless rocking a blue jean pants and bathroom slippers, at Shoprite Surulere, begging for alms to feed.


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  An Effective Lowering Cholesterol Diet - What You Should Look For?
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So now that you know a little about what a stroke Cardio Clear 7 Review  is and what if can do, how can we prevent it? Well, if the word PLAQUE sounded familiar to you, that's because it probably is. The same plaque that causes coronary heart disease and heart attacks causes strokes as well. So the prevention of strokes is generally the same in both cases and that is EATING HEALTHY AND EXERCISING! People in general live a much more sedentary lifestyle now than ever before, thanks to technology, and our diets tend to be far less healthy as well. So for those folks that do not exercise and don't eat healthy meals the two best pieces of advice to reduce the chances of stroke are to hire a fitness trainer and seek nutrition coaching to get your lifestyle back on track.
 
A fitness trainer can help you develop a program of physical fitness that will help you lose fat and build muscle, both will help you avoid all kinds of ailments. Plaque is much less likely to build up in a body that is actively involved in an intense exercise regimen. in addition, seeking nutrition coaching can help you to better plan your meals and stay away from the types of foods that will encourage the deposit of plaque on your arteries. Animals, for instance, contain cholesterol so the more red meat you eat more cholesterol you take in as well. 

Feeling your diet with more fruits and vegetables as per the recommendations of the nutrition coach can help your arteries and vessels steer clear of cholesterol in the potential dangers build up of plaque. Both of these changes, a fitness trainer and nutrition coaching, can represent a huge shift in what you may have been doing for years but by adding these positive attributes in your life they may be just the thing that prevents you from suffering that the debilitating effects of a stroke.




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  Skin Care Review of Different Moisturizers' Ingredients
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No one understands exactly why psoriasis occurs.   Gaias Protocol Review It is a very odd disorder because of how the skin grows almost ten times faster than the normal skin growth rate. It occurs randomly, it seems, but doctors believe that severe emotional stress and trauma are the main causes. They believe that a huge amount of stress may trigger something in the immune system, causing a genetic defect that was inherited to show up. This defect goes unnoticed when the person's immune system is not highly stressed, according to the theory. Psoriasis also tends to skip a generation or two in a family. There are other possible causes, such as damaged or injured skin and certain drugs and medication, blood pressure medications in particular.

Psoriasis ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, it can be so severe in that it is disabling, although, this is much less common. As well, it is more prominent in people who have arthritis; 10% to 30% of the population of psoriasis sufferers has psoriasis. For the average person who suffers from psoriasis it is a painful annoyance at times and appears as an unnatural blotch on your body.

Unfortunately there is no cure for psoriasis. It is a life-long skin disorder; however, it may go into a kind of "remission" where it will lay dormant for awhile, sometimes even for years. There are certain steps you can take to improve your psoriasis, though, and if the right steps are taken it will generally fade away after a few months or so. Doctors recommend that people expose their skin to small quantities of sunlight everyday. They also think that applying certain creams to your skin can improve psoriasis. You should ask your doctor what creams he believes would be best for your skin so you can choose the most efficient one, and also how much natural sunlight would be recommend your skin. It is difficult to make sure you receive a small amount of sunlight because how much is too much?



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  Learning About Hearing Loss Online
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Now for an important announcement! Tinnitus Sonus Complete Review  itself is not a disease, nor a medical condition; it is a symptom of some other underlying problem or condition. So that in order to find effective tinnitus remedies you need to get to know what these conditions are, because these conditions are the causes of tinnitus.Generally speaking the causes of tinnitus are ear problems (e.g. inner ear, middle ear, auditory nerve damage, blocked eustachian tube, otosclerosis, meniere's disease, etc.), health related issues (e.g. stress, anxiety, sinus problems, high blood pressure, allergies, etc.), head / neck trauma (e.g. head blow, whiplash), and noise pollution (hearing damage through loud noises).

Mainstream treatments are usually drug-based medication (e.g. antidepressants, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, cardiovascular and intravenous lidocaine, etc.), and audio devices (e.g. hearing aids, audio maskers, etc.). Other possibilities are biofeedback, counselling, support groups, acupuncture, meditation, self-hypnosis, etc. Surgery is an option but is very rarely used.

Although some tinnitus suffers get some relief from one or more of these treatments, it is reckoned that about 93% do not get any sustainable relief. The reason is that most of these treatments address the symptoms of tinnitus not the underlying problems, i.e. the root cause(s).On the other hand, natural tinnitus remedies and techniques are used to improve the underlying conditions that cause tinnitus. Things like reducing stress and anxiety, lowering blood pressure, improving your immune system, reducing cholesterol, etc. These are achieved through diet, exercise and other techniques.




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  BREAKING: Herdsmen shoot at Governor Ortom
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 09:27 PM - Replies (1)

BREAKING: Herdsmen shoot at Governor Ortom


 27 January 2020 
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Benue Governor Samuel Ortom said herdsmen shot at him while he was in his farm located along Makurdi – Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital.

Speaking with journalists during an interactive session in Makurdi on Monday, Ortom reiterated his call for arrest and prosecution of Meyitta Allah for instigating violence against farmers in Benue state.

“I went my farm last week and the herdsmen who were coming back to Benue state in their numbers shot at me, ” Ortom stated.
He said it took the intervention of men of Operation Whirl stroke who came to his rescue before the herdsmen took to their heels.

Ortom expressed concerns that herdsmen are allowed to carry sophisticated weapons more than security agencies while farmers are arrested for holding cutlasses in the farm.

According to the Governor, herdsmen are not coming for grazing but for interiors, declaring he was ready to defend the interest of his people.

He said Nigeria is no longer in the 50s and 60s when cows were grazing for free.
“Anti- open grazing prohibition law is still in force and anyone who wants to do business of animal husbandry must embrace ranching,” the Governor declared.

He stated that the ranching law is not against anyone but aimed at protecting farmers and herdsmen.

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  Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq- US officials say
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 08:36 PM - No Replies

Three rockets hit US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq- US officials say



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Three rockets have hit the US Embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq,  leaving one person injured, US officials have confirmed.
 
According to the US State Department the rocket were fired in the Baghdad Green Zone, where US Military outposts and the US Embassy is located.
 
The US has not put any blame on Iran for the attack and no official statement had come out from Iran or any of it's military proxies.
                          
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The US and Iran have been in a stand off since the US withdrew from the Iran Nuclear deal in 2018, that was signed by the US, Iran, E.U, Russia and China.
 
Early this month, Iranian protesters stormed the US embassy which prompted the US military to kill Iranian military General Qassem Soleimani, leading to an Iran military strike on a US base in Iraq that caused head injuries to some US troops.
 
Following heightened tensions between both countries, the US called on the Iraqi government to protect it's bases in Iraq even though the Iraqi parliament voted on a resolution to oust the American military from Iraq.
"We call on the Government of Iraq to fulfill its obligations to protect our diplomatic facilities," a State Department spokesperson said on Monday in reaction to the rocket attacks.

"Violent acts against our diplomatic facilities are simply unacceptable. We must ensure the safety of American diplomats, troops and other Americans in Iraq."

 
Iraq's Prime Minister Abdul Mahdi, the prime minister of Iraq, speaking about the attack said;
''Iraqi forces have been ordered to "deploy, search, and investigate to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, and to arrest those who launched these rockets so that they can be punished."

"The Iraqi government is committed to protecting all diplomatic missions and taking all necessary measures to achieve this."
 

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  Three herdsmen responsible for high profile kidnapping in Enugu, arrested
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 08:33 PM - No Replies

Three herdsmen responsible for high profile kidnapping in Enugu, arrested by the police




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Three herdsmen who are allegedly responsible for some high profile kidnapping in Enugu State have been arrested by the State's Police command. 
 
The suspects identified as Adamu Mohammed (AKA suleiman) from Taraba state, 25 years; Musa Ibrahim from Katsina State , 28 years and Dauda Alhaji from Nasarrawa state, 31 years were arrested at their various hideouts in Ebonyi State on the 18th and 22nd of January. 
 
The suspects who were paraded at the Enugu State Police headquarters, were accused of being responsible for the kidnap of Rev. Fr. Cyprian Ugwuanyi, the parish priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ogbosu Umulokpa in Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State on January 10 along Ezeagu/Uzo-Uwani road in Olo Village at about 5:30PM, the kidnap of PDP women leader in Igbo-Etiti LGA, her son and her driver along Enugu/Ugwogo/Opi/Nsukka road on December 21, 2019 at about 7:30PM, the kidnap of Mr. Ejike Ugwuanyi on January 14, 2020 at Obollo Afor and one John Okoli, his mother and two sisters at the boundary between Umumba in Ezeagu LGA of Enugu State and Ebenebe village in Anambra State.
 
One AK47 riffles, eleven rounds of live ammunitions and three locally made long guns with eighteen live cartridges were recovered from the suspects. 
 
Speaking to newsmen while parading the suspect, the Enugu State Police Commissioner Ahmed Abdurrahman said; 
 

Quote:“The command pursued the suspects vigorously to one of their hideouts and recovered a GSM belonging to one of them. We trailed them and arrested them at their various hideouts in Ebonyi state.
“They will be charged to court immediately investigations are concluded by the command."

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  Aminu Tambuwal Emerges Chairman Of PDP Governors Forum
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 06:45 PM - No Replies

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has emerged as the new Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum.

https://twitter.com/iamhistory_/status/1221778725269856257?s=19



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  MOUAU Vice Chancellor, Prof Otunta accused of impregnating a third year student
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MOUAU Vice Chancellor, Prof Otunta accused of impregnating a third year student and upgrading her to final year status



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The Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) in Abia State, Prof Francis Otunta has been accused of impregnating a 300 level student of Accounting of the institution. 
 
The allegation was contained in a petition written by a member of the University's Governing Council, Dr Nelson O'Amanze Udenze. 
 
In the petition made available to LIB, it was revealed that the Vice Chancellor was also accused of impregnating a third year female student of accounting in 2017. He allegedly upgraded the student to final year status without any examination, allegedly graduated her and allegedly quickly sent her abroad to close the trial.
 
Prof Otunta was also accused of an alleged abuse of office and embezzling money meant for some staff of the university he allegedly suspended. 
 
A member of the University's Governing Counil, Dr Nelson Udenze who wrote the petition against the Vice Chancellor, told LIB that he is yet to go the press because the Ministry of Education has constituted a panel to look into the allegations. According to him, he will be speaking to the press after the investigation has been concluded. He also confirmed that he wrote the petition this month, January 2020.
 
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This is coming after a female lecturer of the institution, Prof Patricia Mbah accused same Vice Chancellor of sexually harassing her, illegally seizing her salary and victimizing her. The lawsuit against him will be heard at the National Industrial Court in Owerri on February 3. 
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  Man Shoots His Wife Dead In Nkporo, Abia. Youths Set Him Ablaze (graphic Photos)
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 06:31 PM - No Replies

A man has shot his wife, a mother of 6 (3 boys & 3 girls) to death in Abia community, Nkporo, this morning.

The man, Mr Kalu Ilum of Etitiama Nkporo, Abia deputy Governor's hometown, shot his wife, Chichi dead around 7am today and angry youths burnt him to death and destroyed his house.

He reportedly shot his wife 2 times and then jumped into a well. He was cajoled to come out of the well and was later set on fire.

He had been threatening to kill his wife. When the wife's relations tried to settle their differences, he allegedly told them he would shoot her and nothing will happen. The wife wanted to divorce him due to domestic abuse but he swore to kill her if she tries it.

Here are photos shared on Facebook by eyewitness, Prince Dan Iyke (Nkporo Young Speaker)

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  Where to buy”Ketogeniks Keto: Diet Shark Tank Reviews, Price & Warning”
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  Eziagu Festival Of Heritage Records Impressive Cultural Exhibitions, Masquerades
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 12:07 PM - No Replies

Eziagu Festival Of Heritage Records Impressive Cultural Exhibitions For Collective Unity Across Communities


The Eziagu Community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra state has held one of the most well attended historic and cultural festival in the southeast region of Nigeria tagged "Eziagu Festival Of Heritage". The ceremony was held on the 30th of December and witnessed the monuments of cultural and acrobatic dances, exhibition of cultural artifacts, Ima Mbem, wrestling, Igbu Oga, amongst others.

The Eziagu Festival Of Heritage was hosted by high leveled personalities, royalties and reputable individuals of Eziagu Community, which included HRH Igwe Bernard O. Emejuo, the Ebube Agu1 of Dara Kingdom, Chief Sir Dr. John A. Aforbike, the President General of Eziagu Improvement Union(EIN), Hon. Obinna J. Nwankwo, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Anambra State and Chairman planning community of the festival, as well as Comrade Okafor Ifeanyichukwu Destiny, the Ogele of Dara Kingdom and also Secretary Planning Committee for the festival.

In an atmosphere of fun, entertainment and several displays of cultural funfare, masquerade displays and traditional monuments, the festival also witnessed the special presence of His distinguished politicians, reputable personalities, traditional rulers and youth age grades across Orumba communities and senatorial district.
Among other notable political invitees are Hon. Emmanuel Nwafor, state House of Assembly Member representing Orumba South and Hon. Barr. Raymond Onyegu, Chairman Orumba South LGA.

While appreciating Guests and neighbouring Royal Fathers and Kings for honouring the event, HRH Igwe Bernard O. Emejuo, the Ebube Agu1 of Dara Kingdom, also applauded sponsors of the eventful festival, especially efforts made by Mapuije Ezeamolue Foundation in powering the occasion.

The Igwe also stressed that the annual Eziagu Festival of Heritage would continue to be an occasion that will help to unite indigenes of Eziagu community from across the globe with a vision to promote their culture and collectively help in developing the opportunities for the younger generations. According to Obinna Nwankwo, the Chairman planning committee of the festival, he described the 2019 edition of the festival as successful, especially with the impressive and massive turnout of friends and families of the Eziagu Community.

He also stressed on his concerns and how the festival helped in providing a platform for people to meet people, strengthen relationships and improve appreciable level of communal life. He noted that other festivals across Anambra and the south east region must imitate the Eziagu Festival of Heritage, especially with the peaceful and entertaining atmosphere it maintained all throughout the event.

In another reaction from one of Nigeria's notable, award winning media personality and publisher of Attention Magazine, Alex Nwankwo, son of late Chief GNC Nwankwo, acknowledged the festival as one that would forever be talked about, as he added that the collective unity as shown at the organisation of the event is more important than individual purity. He also stated that his might and capacity will be explored in promoting the festival across the biggest media platforms in Africa and across to world with a vi ew to promote the Cultural heritage of Eziagu community.

https://orumbatimes.com/2020/01/26/eziagu-festival-of-heritage-records-impressive-cultural-exhibitions-for-collective-unity-across-communities/


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  Plateau Attack: 10 killed by unknown gunmen in Kwatas village
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 11:27 AM - Replies (3)

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Plateau Attack: 10 killed by unknown gunmen in Kwatas village

 January 27, 2020

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Ten people, were on Sunday killed by unknown gunmen around Kwatas village, in Bokkos LGA of Plateau State.

The attacked area is said to be the village of former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Titus Alams.
DAILY POST gathered that, Kwatas, a community neighbouring the Plateau State University, was reportedly attacked at about 9pm.

It was also gathered that 10 corpses were evacuated to a mortuary in Bokkos town.
The attack is coming few weeks after unknown gunmen killed 12 people in neighbouring Kulben village, in Mangu LGA of the State.
However, when contacted, the Spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ubah, confirmed that there was an incident in Bokkos last night.

Ubah said, “But as we speak, I cannot tell you much, because we are on our way to the scene of the incident, it is after that I can give you full details”.

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  Gunmen attack train station in Kaduna, abduct passengers
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 11:23 AM - No Replies

Gunmen attack train station in Kaduna, abduct passengers




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Gunmen on Saturday January 25th, attacked vehicles conveying travellers, who alighted at  Rigasa railway station in Kaduna, injured some of them and abducted several others.
 
According to reports, the passengers had arrived the train station from Abuja at about 8pm when they were attacked by the gunmen. The abductors have since contacted the families of their victims and are asking for N20 million ransom.
 
A similar incident took place at the train station on Friday January 24th.
 
Confirming the fresh attack, the spokesperson of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the command is already investigating the matter. 
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  14-year-old schoolgirl brutally raped, stabbed and burnt to death in South Africa
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 11:21 AM - No Replies

14-year-old schoolgirl brutally raped, stabbed and burnt to death in South Africa while walking home after being left behind by school bus



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14-year-old school pupil Liticha Princess Sbongile Nelson was found dead near Elsburg on the East Rand, South Africa.
 
Liticha, a grade 9 pupil at Graceland Education Center in Elsburg, Germiston, went missing last  Wednesday and her body was discovered by community members in a bush on Friday.
 
She had been stabbed and raped before she was burnt to death.
 
It was understood that she had gone missing on Wednesday after she failed to return home from school. The GED said she was left behind by her school transport and had to walk home.
 
When Liticha did not come home from school her grandmother panicked and started checking around the neighbourhood. The next morning she reported the teen missing to police but was told to bring a photograph of the child, the education department said in a statement.
 
The grandmother went to the school and reported the child missing and it was confirmed that she was absent on the Wednesday.
“It is also concerning that the school failed to assist the parent,” the department said.
 
The grandmother mobilised the community on Friday and, accompanied by dogs, they searched the nearby bush and found the body.
“Sadly, the grandmother had to go back to the Elsburg police station to inform them about the gruesome discovery. We, are informed, Laticia and a group of learners from Dukathole in Germiston, were on Wednesday, January 22 2020, left behind by the departmental scholar transport and unfortunately had to turn back home. It seems Laticia was left behind by her peers while walking back home, apparently after complaining about a heavy school bag, which she was trying to fix. Accordingly, that was the last time she was seen by her peers,” said the department.
 
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Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi visited the Jansen family on Sunday and conveyed his condolences. He assured the family that if the school was in the wrong, he would act decisively.
“It is alleged that the scholar transport started a tendency of departing earlier than scheduled as a result leaving many learners behind, which is a serious concern for us. We will investigate circumstances surrounding this allegation,” Lesufi said.
 
The GED said its psychosocial team on Monday would visit Graceland Education Center to conduct necessary counselling to the school community and family.
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  Solomon Peters Stabs Patience Zakari To Death In Bauchi Over Phone Call (Graphic )
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 11:05 AM - Replies (2)

Quote:Man Stabs Girlfriend To Death In Bauchi For Picking Another Man's Call (Graphic)

Bauchi State Police Command has apprehended Solomon Peters, who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Miss Patience Zakari, to death in Bauchi following a disagreement over telephone call.

Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Bauchi Command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi that the suspect was arrested on Sunday in a yet to be disclosed location.

“The Bauchi state police command, after swinging into action following the killing of Miss Patience Zakari, has apprehended the suspect, whose name is Solomon Peters.

“He is now in our custody and currently undergoing interrogations by our officers.

“He will be thoroughly investigated and charged to court for culpable homicide,” said the PPRO

Tragedy struck in Bauchi on Friday when a jealous man, simply identified as ‘Solomon’ stabbed his girlfriend, Patience Zakkari, to death for picking a phone call from another man.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Correspondent reports that the incident occurred around 1.30 am in the house of the deceased located at gwallameji area of Bauchi metropolis.

Narrating to NAN how it happened, a source who pleaded anonymity recounted how the deceased narrated the incident to him before she gave up the ghost.

He explained that the deceased and her boyfriend (Solomon) who were popularly known to be in a romantic relationship by most people in the area, had a heated argument when the deceased received a phone call from a male friend in the middle of the night.

“She narrated to me before she died that everything happened at about 1:30 am on Friday morning.

“She said she received a phone call from just an ordinary male friend and her boyfriend (Solomon) got jealous, started harassing her verbally, and that as she was trying to explain to him, he pounced on her and started hitting her.

“She took a bottle, hit him on the head in self defence because the beating was too much for her, and the man picked up a knife in response and stabbed her at the back.

“She said she lost a lot of blood before she was rushed to a clinic in the morning where she was treated and brought back home in the evening, when she narrated the incident to me.

“Unfortunately, when I left the place, I heard that the wound degenerated and she was rushed to a hospital where she eventually gave up,” narrated the source.

Another source, Mercy Cirfat, told NAN that Solomon, who was living two blocks away from his girlfriend’s, had taken to his heels after carrying out the heinous act, and is now at large.

She said that the deceased was a National Diploma (ND) graduate from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

DSP Kamal Abubakar, the state Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident to NAN, adding that the owner of the clinic where she died, had been arrested.

He also assured that the command was on the trail of the culprit and would soon be apprehended to face the wrath of the law.

“I can confirm to you that the incident is true; we got the information from a good samaritan that this was what happened in Gwallameji.

“When the incident happened, without informing the police, her friends took her to a clinic for treatment because the boyfriend stabbed her twice.

“However, the clinic also treated her without informing the police and discharged her the same day.

“When the thing became worse, they took her back to the clinic where she was put on a drip and eventually gave up.

“We have arrested the owner of the clinic and the staff that treated her because they did not inform the police.

“We have swung into action and the case is under investigation; we are on the trail of the suspect and anybody involved; they will all be brought to justice,” said the PPRO. (NAN)


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  Tips to Prevent Cracked Lips
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Posted by: mathewjohn - 01-27-2020, 10:39 AM - No Replies

For starters, you have to know the ingredients  Hydralyft Review  contained in the product. For instance, copper is known as one of the most essential one. It repairs skin damage and restores the color of the skin. There is a specific type that you need to be on the lookout for and if you manage to meet this end, then you will have made the right choice.

Before going out to buy any products, it is important to determine the level of damage that has already been caused. This is important and it is the only way to increase your chances of buying a product that addresses your concerns. In most instances, if you have been following through a beauty regime, the damage will be less and this serves to make the process a triple easier for you. However, if you have been lax, you have a lot of work ahead of you. Before starting to use these products however, it is advisable to consult with your doctor or a professional.

For vegans, they might have more complications when making their choice and while this is the case, they should not despair since there are some other options that make it possible for them to enjoy the best anti aging cream as well.The ability of the cream to provide moisture to the skin is also important. As one ages, the skin tends to become drier. This is what makes it appear wrinkled and aged. However, if the product chosen has the essential moisture that is needed to ensure that it is well nourished, you will note a major difference.


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  U.S. Embassy In Baghdad Attacked; Iraqi Security Forces Kill Protester
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:37 AM - Replies (1)

Quote:The US embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone came under attack from rocket fire on Sunday evening.

Five rockets crashed into a riverbank near the embassy in the Iraqi capital leaving one person injured. AFP news agency citing a security source said three of the rockets "directly hit the US embassy". One slammed into a cafeteria at dinner time, it added.

It was the third such attack on the US embassy this month but was the first time the complex had been directly hit. It was not immediately clear who was responsible.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi swiftly condemned the attack in a statement, calling it an "aggression" that could "drag Iraq into becoming a war zone".

Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics said, as months-long civil unrest escalated.

Anti-government protests erupted in Baghdad on Oct. 1 and quickly turned violent. Security forces and unidentified gunmen have shot protesters dead. Nearly 500 people have been killed in the unrest. Aleast 12 demonstrators have been killed since Saturday, the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights said, with three in Nasiriya, and nine in Baghdad province.

The protests are an unprecedented leaderless challenge to Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim-dominated and largely Iran-backed ruling elite, which emerged after a U.S.-led invasion toppled Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Demonstrators are demanding that all parties and politicians be removed, free and fair elections be held and corruption rooted out. The government has responded with violence and piecemeal reform. The international community has condemned the violence but not intervened to stop it.

In Baghdad, one protester was killed, police sources and medics said, and more than 100 others hurt across the country after the security forces tried to clear protest camps.

At least 75 of those hurt were in the southern city of Nassariya. A Reuters witness said protesters set fire to two security vehicles and hundreds of other demonstrators controlled key bridges in the city. Later, unidentified men set fire to tents that are part of a months-long sit-in in the city centre.

Protests have flared in the last two days after populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, many of whose supporters had participated, said he would no longer be involved in anti-government demonstrations.

Sadr opposes all foreign interference in Iraq but has aligned himself more closely in recent months with Iran and the Tehran-backed parties that dominate state institutions in Baghdad.

Some demonstrators have accused the populist cleric of treachery of their cause.

Sadr has organised separate anti-American demonstrations aimed at pressuring U.S. troops to leave Iraq, moves that critics say aim to eclipse the anti-establishment movement which has taken aim at all politicians including Sadr.

The increase in unrest comes after Washington killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the mastermind of Iran’s control over Iraq, and an Iraqi paramilitary chief in a drone strike in Baghdad on Jan. 3.

Iran responded with ballistic missile attacks on two Iraqi military bases, but the killing has revived tensions in Iraqi politics and delayed the formation of a new government.

Five Katyusha rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, late on Sunday, a military statement said. It did not report casualties.

‘INTERNAL STRIFE’
Security sources told Reuters that at least one rocket landed inside the U.S. embassy compound and wounded three people. If confirmed, it would be the first time in years that such attacks on the Green Zone, which are regular, have actually hurt staff there.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the attack in a statement from his office, and said that the continuation of such acts could “drag Iraq into becoming a battlefield.”

Sadr had called for demonstrations against the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and other cities on Sunday but cancelled them, with his office giving “avoiding internal strife” as the reason.

Sadr’s supporters had bolstered anti-government protests before the assassination of Soleimani but have since been directed by their leader to focus their anger against America. They began withdrawing from anti-government sit-in camps on Saturday.

“We protest because we have a cause. I don’t think Moqtada Sadr or any other politician will change our mind,” said a protester in Baghdad who declined to give his name.

“I don’t go to protests often but I came out today because of what they did yesterday. I want to express my solidarity with my brothers in Tahrir,” said Hussain Ali, a student, referring to demonstrations in Tahrir Square, the main area of protests in the capital.

In Baghdad, protesters were coughing and washing their faces and eyes to rid themselves of the effects of tear gas while medical workers provided first aid, as the site was inaccessible to ambulances, a Reuters reporter said.

Tuk tuks evacuated wounded protesters in clouds of tear gas and black smoke from burning tyres.

Earlier on Sunday, hundreds of university students had gathered in Tahrir Square, the main protest camp, chanting slogans against the United States and Iran.

Protests also continued in the cities of Kerbala, Najaf and Diwaniya, defying attempts by security forces to end their months-long sit-in, police sources and Reuters witnesses said.

Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-protests/iraqi-security-forces-kill-protester-rockets-hit-u-s-embassy-idUSKBN1ZP0B8


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  Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfrie
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:32 AM - No Replies

Nigerian lady strips and assaults her friend for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend 



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An unidentified lady has been accused of leading an attack in which she and her friends stripped and assaulted another lady for attempting to sleep with her boyfriend. 
 
While some Twitter users alleged that the ladies in the video are students of Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo State, some debunked the claim, stating the ladies are residents of Warri in Delta State. 
 
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Twitter user @trendydjtimic who shared the video wrote;
 

Quote:AAU school Mother beats and strip a school daughter's naked for suspecting her of sleeping with her boyfriend. My twitter family please let's RT this until something is been done urgently. So if u're seeing this video in your timeline please RT
It was said that the boyfriend of the school mother asked the girl to come meet him in the village, that he would give her 100k as she arrives. When she got there. The school mother and her friends got a news and gathered themselves towards her location and she was caught.
 
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However another Twitter user @NwaezeGodson countered the claim, revealing that the girls live in Warri. He wrote; 
 
Quote:Which kind AAU school mother dirty story TWITTER LIE LIE PEOPLE, if u nor kw now u kw na WARRI girls okay (COUSINS) do not post wat u dnt kw
 
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In the viral video, a lady was heard saying that the assaulted lady was deceived to the location with N100k. Another lady who supposedly led the attack was also heard saying "you wan spoil my relationship for me" (you want to "spoil" my relationship) in the video. 
 
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  17000 Seater Eket Stadium Construction Reaches Roofing & Cladding Level (Photos)
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:25 AM - No Replies

The construction of the 17,000 all seater all covered Eket stadium in Akwa ibom state which started a while ago by the Government of Mr udom emmanuel has reached roofing levels.
This month all the 17000 plastic seats for the stadium has arrived uyo the state capital where it is stored.
The artificial pitch has and the tartan tracks material has also arrived.

The ministry of sports akwa ibom state recieved 27 container of materials for installation in the new stadium January 2020.

Mr udom Emmanuel is not just building a stadium in Eket, eket is the second biggest city in Akwa ibom state after uyo, the state capital and ikot Ekpene the Northern district capitals.
Eket has a variety of roads that are being dualize, drainages, city park, modern yiwu Chinese market, the biggest Chinese market in Nigeria is currently under construction in Eket and many more, this project are aimed at repositioning the oil capital of Akwa ibom state to a new level that's befitting of other oil cities in the world.

The commissioner of sports in the state also intimated that the old 5000 capacity uyo township stadium is also simultaneously upgraded to a 10,000 seater sports stadium to complement the 30,000 seats Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

Akwa ibom state is the only state in the country with 2 teams in the Nigerian premier league.
AKWA UNITED AND DAKKADA FC.

The state also has several teams in the Nigerian National league which is Nigeria division 2:

Those teams include the ibom youth FC, vandrezzer FC, coffine fC etc and a host of female clubsides.

This stadium's will serve as befitting homes for some of this teams.


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  2020 UTME: JAMB Registers 700,000 Candidates In 2 Weeks
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:21 AM - No Replies

Quote:The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) nationwide in two weeks.

The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with Akelicious in Lagos on Sunday night.

According to him, the exercise has been hitch-free, with impressive turnout from the first day at the various accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide.

“I will like to say we have actually found this exercise very interesting as we have already registered a total of 700, 000 prospective candidates for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in just 14 days.


“We have 21 days left to go for this registration exercise and we wish to call on all candidates, the UTME and Direct Entry, to seize the opportunity and register, as there will be no extension.

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Benjamin noted that the Board had blacklisted 41 centres out of the 692 centres used, over issues such as registration cyber fraud, extortion and technical deficiency.

He warned parents not to also give in to any form of extortion.

“It has come to the knowledge of the Board that some elite schools are using the name of the Board to extort huge sum of money from parents under the guise that the Board has ordered such payments.

“The Board wishes to make it clear that unlike the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the National Examinations Council (NECO) and others, the UTME and the Direct Entry (DE) registration and examination exercises are not school-based.

“As such, schools have no role whatsoever in the Board’s operational processes.

“This is because these exercises require only the participation and engagement of individual candidates.

“Consequently, schools that are using the name of the Board to swindle parents of large sum of money for the purpose of registration or other services, are hereby warned to desist forthwith,” he said.



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According to him, these affected schools may wish to employ other means to extort gullible parents but certainly such practice should not be at the expense of the Board or its processes.

Benjamin added that the information became necessary following discovery of series of data mutilation, owing to this unwholesome group processing of registration, among others.

“Parents are to note that the cost of the UTME forms remains N3,500 for the ePINs and N500 for the reading text and nothing more.

“Parents are to ensure that their children do this individually and not as a group. In addition, the CBT centres where the candidates register have been directed not to charge anything above N700 as their service charge,’’ Benjamin said.

On the Board’s advice on vending, Benjamin said it was important for vendors and candidates to know that certain measures had been taken by the Board to define the process of vending ePINs.

He said this was to serve as guide against candidates exposing their personal data to fraudsters.

Benjamin urged candidates to note that any personal data divulged to any third-party, be it a vendor or agent could expose them to the risk of losing their UTME registration, thereby jeopardising their future aspiration.

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“In view of the above, the Board wishes to reiterate that pin vending should be done directly to individual candidates and should be done online through the pin vending platform and not offline.

“There should be no bulk purchase of pins by candidates or secondary schools as is being done by some elite schools. All online vending should be done directly to each candidate on the presentation of his or her profile code.

“After vending the pin, the relevant pin should be sent to each candidate through his or her phone, hence there is no need to write the pin by hand, by any vendor or agent.

“Any vendor/agent who collects a prepared list with candidates’ names, profile codes and other vital details for the purpose of vending pins will be sanctioned.

“Similarly, any vendor collecting such prepared lists is hereby advised to desist with immediate effect as this action has severe consequences on the candidates whose data are being exposed indiscriminately,” he warned.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/2020-utme-jamb-registers-700000-candidates-in-2-weeks/amp/

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  President Buhari replies TY Danjuma, speaks on relationship with Osinbajo
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:16 AM - No Replies

President Buhari replies TY Danjuma, speaks on relationship with Osinbajo



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President Muhammadu Buhari has opened up on his relationship with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in an interview where he also replied Retired Nigerian General, Theophilus Danjuma over his comment on what has been happening in the country.
 
Danjuma had said if he says what he knows about the goings on in the government, Nigerians would lose sleep.
 
Speaking to 'The Interview' Team, Buhari stated that his relationship with Osinbajo is "perfect". When asked to rate his relationship with his deputy on a scale of one to ten, he replied “Perfect. Or has he complained to you?”
 
On if he was concerned about the vote of low confidence expressed by Mr Danjuma, Buhari stated that the retired general's opinion about him is not more important than that of millions that voted for him. The Nigerian leader insisted that his re-election was a vindication of his voters’ confidence and support for him and his government’s policies.
 
Buhari said; 
 

Quote:“And what is the vote of confidence of Nigerians in me, as expressed in the polls last year? That is what matters more, not the opinion of one man.”
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  Ihedioha returns to Supreme Court, seeks review of ouster verdict
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 10:10 AM - No Replies

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• How apex court failed in votes computation

The last may not have been heard about the contest for the Imo State governorship seat as Emeka Ihedioha returns to the Supreme Court today to seek a review of the judgment that removed him from office.

The court had on January 14, 2020 sacked Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the ground that he did not score the lawful majority votes in the March 9, 2019 governorship election. In his place, the apex court, after adding the cancelled results of the 388 polling units to the votes scored by Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ordered that he be immediately sworn in as the duly elected governor.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court held that Ihedioha was not duly elected and that “his election was void and illegal.”

The court consequently set aside the judgment of the Imo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Court of Appeal, both of which had refused to recognise the votes from the 388 polling units and to accept that the results were unlawfully excluded in the general collation.

The Guardian obtained a certified-true-copy of the record of the appeal filed at the Supreme Court by Uzodinma and APC, issued by Nwana Ejike, Registrar of the Court of Appeal, Owerri, from an earlier record compiled by Ibrahim Garba, Secretary of the Imo State Election Petition Tribunal, which shows that there were mathematical and factual inconsistencies which the apex court ignored.

In the records tendered at the tribunal, Uzodinma, from pages 9 to 27 of his petition, drew a table of votes allocation which he claimed were the figures obtained from the duplicate copies of Forms EC8A handed over to his party agents at the 388 polling units, the results of which were excluded in the overall result of the election.

From the table he compiled from the 388 polling units, there were 252,452 registered voters, out of which 213,695 voted for APC, and 1,903 voted for Ihedioha.

But the table does not indicate either the total number of accredited voters or the number of invalid votes, if any, and the votes allocated to the remaining 68 candidates that contested the election, aside from Uzodinma and Ihedioha.

Also, the duplicate Forms EC8A tendered by the PW54, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Rabiu Hussein, showed that there were no fewer than six polling units where more votes were recorded above the registered number of voters.

For instance, on figure number 69 which shows votes cast at Eziama/Okpala (Umualum Village Square, Eziama), the total number of registered voters was 492, whereas the table shows that the APC scored 819 votes and PDP scored 7 votes, meaning that 334 more votes than the registered voters were recorded, apart from the votes polled by the other candidates at the election that were not shown on the table.

Similarly, on page 22 of the petition referencing polling unit 282, the number of registered voters was put at 591, whereas the tabulation shows that APC polled 586 votes and PDP nine votes, indicating a total of four votes higher than the registered number of voters. This, again, excluded the votes scored by the other candidates.

On the same page 22 of the record, at the polling unit 285 (Obudi/Aro, Central Assembly Square, Unusable 11) with 449 registered voters, APC was credited with 780 votes and PDP with four votes, leaving a total of 335 votes higher than the actual number of registered voters.

Figures obtained from page 79 of the record of appeal under item 384 show that APC scored 526 votes, while PDP was credited with two votes, and the total votes cast was put at 526, indicating two votes higher than the total number registered voters in the area.

But in its judgment, the Supreme Court said that the votes from the disputed 388 polling units were wrongly excluded from the votes of Uzodinma.

By relying on the tabulation made by Uzodinma, the Supreme Court arrived at a figure of 950,952 votes, which is more than the 823,743 votes cast at the election, thereby affirming 127,209 excess votes.

Criticism has continued to trail the Supreme Court judgment since it was delivered, with protest rallies held in Imo and other states in the south east.

A coalition of civil society organisations yesterday called on the Supreme Court to view the judgment.

The group held that going through the briefs of argument among the parties, it was obvious that as citizens, “the judgment read by the Supreme Court did not accord with common sense and did not seem to meet the ends of justice.”

The spokesman of the coalition of over 10 groups and Executive Director, Abuja Discussion Group, Dr. Manzo Abubakar, chronicled several alleged anomalies in the judgment and asked the apex court to rescind itself even if it means invoking the ‘judicial doctrine of necessity.’

According to Abubakar, it is only by so doing that the Supreme Court can restore justice, peace, hope and faith in the nation’s democracy and regain the confidence of the people in the judiciary.

“The confidence of Nigerians in the judiciary is at the lowest and we believe that the Supreme Court can help to restore it and save future elections. The judgment will go down in infamy and may make Nigeria a laughing stock in the comity of nations if not reviewed.”

He added that Section 176 (2b) of the constitution makes it clear that to be declared as governor, a candidate must not only score a majority of total votes cast but also 1/4 of the votes in 2/3 of the local governments of the state.

“It is axiomatic that nowhere in the petition or evidence did the petitioner, (Uzodinma) claim that he met the constitutional requirement of spread to be declared the winner”, the group said.

The groups maintained that with the judgment of January 14, the apex court had denied the Imo people the opportunity to chose their leaders.

While sympathising with their lordships over their heavy workload and short period of time within which to read briefs and give judgment, the coalition said such constraints would have led to the ‘faulty’ judgment.

“To err is human. It would be practically impossible for any human to have read briefs and record of proceedings exceeding 5000 pages in the matter within two hours after hearing, when he also had pressure of time to deliver judgment in the remaining pending governorship appeals. No doubt, this accounted for the mistakes made by the apex court.

“The Supreme Court is supreme and can creatively reinvent its rules to do justice. It is necessary to do so now more than ever to save the Nigerian democracy, constitutionalism and retrieve the judicial and justice system from its present opprobrium,” the groups said.

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Godwin Emagun, is of the view that the addition by the Supreme Court to Uzodinma’s votes made the total number of votes to exceed the total number of accredited voters in violation of Section 53 of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Amended), particularly Section 8 (b) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Guidelines for the 2019 election.

“The Supreme Court cannot accept results without certification. This violates S. 89 (e) and (f ) and 90 (c ) of the Evidence Act 2011 which states that all public documents must be certified before it can be tendered in evidence.”

Emagun said the results from the disputed 388 polling units were neither certified by INEC, who are the issuers of the document, nor the police in whose custody they claimed the documents emanated.

Otome Adamidenyo, another lawyer based in Warri, Delta State and Country Director, Citizens Rights Initiative, said the verdict fell short of the basic legal indices for measuring a fair and unbiased judgment.

He said to have allowed a police officer to tender documents which he was not their author and which served as the foundation upon which the very case stood defeated the fundamental principles of admissibility of documents.

The Head, Legal Unit of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Princewill Akpakpan, said: “Given the emerging facts arising from the Supreme Court judgment in the gubernatorial election in Imo State, the CLO is of the view that the request for the review of the case is necessary”.

He noted that this would enable the court to look at all the facts to determine whether there were facts that were not at its disposal or the decision was reached per incuriam.

Akpakpan maintained that the review would also make the aggrieved parties and the general public to see that justice has been done even if the court might still reach the same conclusion in the case.

“The review, though I am not sure of the particular rule the PDP may be coming under, would give the opportunity for the court to restore what the public sees as ‘a lost confidence in the case’,” he said.

Already, Ihedioha and his legal team have approached the Supreme
Court seeking a review of the judgment.

https://m.guardian.ng/news/ihedioha-returns-to-supreme-court-seeks-review-of-ouster-verdict/

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  Nigerian woman in her 60s gets married for the first time (photos)
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 09:27 AM - No Replies

Nigerian woman in her 60s gets married for the first time (photos)



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A 60-year-old woman got married for the first time on Saturday, January 25, in Anambra state.
 
The woman, fondly called  Aunt Nwatoka, married a widower known as Mr. Okeke.
 
The man is a Lagos-based businessman while the woman lives and works in Anambra state.
 
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Sharing the news, the bride's relative wrote: 
 

Quote:She's in her 60's and got married just yesterday for the very first time! Yes!! Isaac and I had to dash back to the village in Anambra state to witness the most beautiful wedding of this century! Aunt Nwatoka had never been married all her life. She's Isaac's aunt from his father's side and one of the best aunt in-law you can wish for. She took excellent care of my husband's grandma until she passed in her 90's. She was always there for the whole family each time we came home for Christmas or ... I was personally surprised but pleasantly so when a handsome Enugukwu man Mr. Okeke decided to take her hand in marriage. Aunt Nwatoka as she's fondly called was literarily swept off her feet????. And just yesterday he wedded her at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Enugukwu, Anambra State. Mr. Okeke is a Lagos businessman while his new bride works in Anambra. Having found happiness, the groom who lost his first wife many years ago is giving himself another chance ?
And who would have thought that our dear Aunt Augustina Nwatoka at her age will ever be married! God is awesome. God is merciful. He never gives up on His children so, be positive as this year will not pass you by IJN
 
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  Nigerian lady graduates with First Class in Chemical Engineering photos
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 09:25 AM - No Replies

Nigerian lady graduates with First Class in Chemical Engineering after dumping her scholarship in medicine



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A Nigerian lady who dumped her scholarship on medicine after three years in a Hungarian school, has shared her excitement of graduating with a First Class in Chemical Engineering. 
 
According to @Ms_Osj, she realized she made a mistake in studying medicine in her first semester in school. However after a long wait to see if she will change her mind about the course, she became depressed with the burden of medical school and being abandoned by the government. 
 
Serving an update on how she turned out in spite of all the phone calls from her family members to switch back to medicine, the Nigerian lady revealed that she graduated with a First Class with a CGPA of 4.9/5.0. She also received an award for her academic performance and extracurricular activities. 
 
Read her tweets below; 
 
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  Men who specialize in stealing cars from churches arrested in Lagos PIC
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 09:20 AM - No Replies

Men who specialize in stealing cars from churches arrested in Lagos



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Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested two notorious suspects who specialise in car snatching and stealing vehicles from parking spaces in churches.
 
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Bala Elkana, gave the names of the suspects as Bamidele Adebayo ‘m' and Hakeem Taofik ‘m'.
 
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According to Bala, on January 18th, the suspects stole a Toyota corola saloon car at a church in Shagari Estate Ipaja and moved the vehicle to Ijagba village in Sango Ota, Ogun State.
 
Detectives from Ipaja Police Station recovered the vehicle at about 4pm of the same date from the suspects.
 
He said the suspects will be charged to court soon.
 

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  Imo Senatorial candidate, Ndubuisi Emenike, accidentally shot dead by his own securit
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Posted by: Edoman - 01-27-2020, 09:19 AM - Replies (1)

Imo Senatorial candidate, Ndubuisi Emenike, accidentally shot dead by his own security escort



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The 2019 senatorial candidate of the Action Alliance in the Imo North Senatorial District election, Ndubuisi Emenike, was accidentally shot dead by an operative of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps today Sunday January 26th.
 
Imo state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said Emenike had gone to the home of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Miriam Onuoha, to celebrate her victory at the rerun election in the Okigwe North Federal constituency rerun election which occurred on Saturday January 25th, when he was mistakenly shot dead by the NSCDC official who was his security escort.
 
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Ndubuisi fell and lost consciousness and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, St Joseph’s Hospital, Umunachi, before he was later rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, where he was confirmed dead.
 

Quote:” Ndubuisi Emenike has been shot by one of his security aides. He was shot during APC victory party at Isiala Mbano LGA. He was shot at his lower abdomen by his aide, an NSCDC officer. This is very tragic and very unbelievable. We pray he makes it. The incident has shattered our victory party.” an eyewitness said
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