Monday, 31 December 2018

(Dbanj) Fans helped me overcome pains of my son's death

There is no doubt that pop star, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’banj, is one of the most energetic Nigerian performers of his generation. The singer is known to induce euphoria in people who attend his shows with the stunts he pulls on stage.

However, the Mobolowowon singer lost his only son some months ago and many felt it would affect his mojo. He seemed to go off the grid immediately after the tragedy and some even feared that the singer might not be able to put in his usual zeal into his music career.

However, the singer has bounced back from the unfortunate incident though he was badly hurt. He performed at most of the events that took place during the Yuletide and it was vintage D’banj.

At the end-of-year party of a real estate company, D’banj gave such a spectacular performance that fans didn’t want him to leave the stage. During his performance, the singer also revealed how he was able to get through the death of his son.

He said, “I have been through tough times but I believe that’s what makes one a man. You all know what happened to me recently when I lost my son; it was really a tough time for me. But do you know how I was able to get through it? It was because of you, my fans. You showed me so much love and it really meant a lot to me and my family. It is when certain things happen to you that you will know whether you are a man or not. That incident was a test for me and I am glad that I’m still standing.”

Speaking on what he has for the coming year, D’banj said, “You just have to keep your fingers crossed because I have a lot of things in stock for you. I am back, bigger and better. Some people thought my career will go down but I’m still here shining. The fans still loves me and that’s what counts. I am very glad that I have very loyal fans who have been with me from the start. I don’t take that for granted because not every artiste has that privilege.”

Lending words of advice to the people at the event, Oyebanjo said, “You should never be discouraged from following your dreams. When I started my career, so many people said I wouldn’t make it. They thought I wouldn’t go far and they ridiculed me because I was playing the harmonica but look who is standing here now.”

Chelsea coach reveals why he is angry with Hazard

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is not happy with the situation surrounding Eden hazard’s contract and the Italian has urged the board and Hazard to thrash out his future once and for all and warned that the uncertainty threatens to undermine the club’s plans.
Hazard’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and he has attracted long-standing interest from Real Madrid. Hazard said earlier this week he wished to become a Chelsea legend but later said he would be prepared to wait until the end of the season before making a decision over his future. Chelsea are happy to pay Hazard in excess of £300,000 a week to stay at the club but the Belgian is biding his time. He wants Champions League football and to see progress from the club in the transfer market.
Sarri, however, wants the club to be able to plan for the future and that would require clarity over Hazard’s next step. Asked if he will sit down with Hazard to discuss his future, Sarri said: ‘I don’t know but I think it is time to decide. I have not the power to do this. I am the coach. I am not the president and not in charge of the market.
‘I only speak to him about the position on the pitch. I think we have to solve the problem if we want to plan for the future. I think they need to start in this period.’ When it was suggested to Sarri that Chelsea are powerless if Hazard continues to prevaricate, Sarri said: ‘I don’t think so. The club can decide for him.’
Sarri was then asked if he was suggesting Hazard could be sold. ‘I don’t know,’ he said. ‘But I think it’s right that the club knows the future and has the chance to programme the future.’ Chelsea have no intention of selling Hazard next month but Sarri is growing frustrated by the contract stand-off. The Italian is also not prepared to pander to the 27-year-old over his position on the field.
DHazard has repeatedly expressed his desire to play on the wing rather than as a false nine, where he has operated in recent weeks, but Sarri insists the Belgian will continue in this role.
The Italian said: ‘I am really very happy with him in this position, because he is very able to score, to open spaces for team-mates. I don’t know if he prefers to play as a winger, but if he plays like in the last match in the centre, it’s not a problem to put him there. He played four matches and scored three goals and made two assists. It depends on the moment, maybe in the future we will be able to play with a striker and Hazard together.’
Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday without forwards Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi, who have both picked up injuries. Alvaro Morata, who was left out of the squad entirely for the victory at Watford, is fit to play. Sarri also insisted that he wants Cesc Fabregas to remain at the club but should Chelsea lose the Spain midfielder, he would demand that a replacement is signed.
Sarri added: ‘In this position, we have only Jorginho and Fabregas and it would be a very big problem to be without Cesc. I want him to stay. If Cesc goes then I think we need to buy another player, and it’s not easy because technically Cesc is a very important player, and it’s very difficult to find in the market a player with these characteristics.’
Sarri’s Palace counterpart Roy Hodgson insists his club are only interested in buying, not selling when the transfer window opens next week. Wilfried Zaha has long been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park but Hodgson is concentrating on strengthening his squad and not weakening it.
Obviously we have our targets,’ he said. ‘We have people who we would hope, if they were available, we could persuade to come, but it is all work in progress. Who knows if anything will happen? I still think the most important thing is that we keep building and keep faith with the squad we have. I don’t think we have a bad squad of players. It would be nice to add a few new faces, to introduce a bit of fresh blood, some new spirit. But it is a difficult market in January, so I am very realistic and sanguine about it all.’

Davido mocks the boy he promised 1million

Recall that the boy, Davido promised 1 million naira at his concert for fighting for Ladies who were being rough handled earlier cried out to say he didn’t receive any money.
After being called out by Kizz Daniel’s manager, Tumi Lawrence, Davido has once again been called out after his “City of Davido” concert, making it the second time his name will be dragged into controversy.
During the concert, Davido promised a fan the sum of one million naira for being an advocate of peace during a moment fracas in the concert.He fan who was promised has however taken to social media two days after the event to call out Davido and his gang for having not sent him the money.

Obasanjo visits late shagari family

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerians to imbibe the good habits of forgiveness, simplicity and integrity of late former President Shehu Shagari. He made the call on Monday when he condoled with the family of late President Shagari who died at the age of 93 on Dec. 28 at the National Hospital Abuja. Obasanjo, who arrived Shagari’s resident in Sokoto at about 9:50 a.m and was received by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, described the deceased as an epitome of integrity with deep commitment to Nigeria. He recalled that they both served as Federal Commissioners during Yakubu Gowon regime, noting that the deceased was honest and transparent. “Late Shagari should not be mourned, but be celebrated as a true, honest and sincere leader who was a nationalist to the core. Nigerians has lost a gem.” Obasanjo added: “Shagari is a true friend not fair weather friend, his life is embodiment of truths to celebrate. “If we learn lessons from his habits of forgiveness which he taught us, Nigeria will be a good country .” Responding on behalf of the family, the late president eldest son, Bala Shagari appreciated  Obasanjo for the visit and recalled that Obasanjo assisted his father to own a house in Abuja. Meanwhile, the Emir of Jema’a in Kaduna State, Muhammadu Isa, and the Chief Medical Director Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto, Dr Anas Sabir have also also condoled with the Shagari family on Monday. (NAN)

(Ararume) We have equipped APGA to take over imo

The Imo state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Monday said he had equipped APGA members in the state to win a free and fair election in Imo. Ifeanyi Ararume Araraume who spoke in Owerri, a day after he inaugurated his campaign council, with Mr. Okey Ikoro, as his Director General, also said that he was in the race to recover and reposition Imo state. At the event, he distributed over 100 sienna buses to members of his campaign team from ward to state executives of APGA. APC chairman warns against hijack of Buhari’s campaign The APGA guber candidate said among other things that he is bittered because there was nothing to show that the economy of the state was improving. Senator Araraume went to a point of citing Anambra state as an example of a state in the Southeast region where it’s economy had favoured the citizens. He promised that by the time he took over as the governor he would replicate the development strides which he said he saw in Anambra state, under the government of APGA. He also called on the ward and state executives whom he inaugurated as his campaign team to reach out to the grassroots and convince them that APGA would bring solutions to their problems in the state.

Canon kills deacon in a festival at imo state

Tragedy struck in the Umuezeala Nsu community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State on Saturday when a cannon exploded and killed a deacon on the eve of a festival in the community.

An indigene of the community told our correspondent on Sunday that the 52-year-old deacon, a native of Umualumaku in the same council area, had come late to the venue of the Mbomuzo festival and set the cannons in preparation for the event.

The source identified as Ben, said, “The man came late and an altercation ensued between him and the youth of the village, who accused him not taking the job of setting the cannons seriously.

“In anger, the embittered youths pulled out some of the cannons from the ground, while the man warned that it was culturally wrong to dismantle cannons set for a festival.”

Another source, simply identified as Nwokeiwu, told Southern City News that after the altercation, the victim, popularly known as Kabaka, went back to reset the cannons.

Nwokeiwu added that while most of the cannons exploded to the happiness of the youth and elders in the community, one refused to go off.

It was, however, gathered that the victim, who became curious as to why only one of the cannon did not explode, went immediately to check the fault.

Nwokeiwu stated that the cannon exploded immediately the victim got close to it, adding that the impact threw him two poles away from the point of explosion.

He said, “The cannons were about 100 and the significance is that once they explode, they herald the Mbomuzo festival, which takes place the next day.

“Other cannons exploded, but only one refused to explode. The victim, who was in charge of setting the cannons, went close to find out why it didn’t explode.

“Tragedy struck when he touched the unexploded cannon, which exploded and threw him two poles away from the point and killed him instantly. It was tragic and very sad

CUPP demands mental test for Buhari, Atiku and other presidential candidate in the 2019 election

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday said President Muhammadu Buhari; former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and all other candidates contesting the 2019 presidential election should be subjected to mental health test.

It said the test should be conducted by an independent team of experts in mental health issues.

The coalition’s demand was contained in a statement by its first national spokesman, Imo Ugochinyere.

Ugochinyere said the test was necessary in order to ascertain the state of the mental health of the presidential candidates “so that any person who does not pass the examination should not be allowed to participate in the election.”

He stated, “A country of about 200 million people cannot be living and thriving under the situation of being in doubt of the mental stability of the man who holds their mandate to lead and who is seeking an extension of that mandate.

“The international community is also expressing a similar doubt, hence their reactions to the economy and the withdrawal of their businesses from the country. At no other particular time in the history of Nigeria has the number of businesses that closed down in the almost four years of the Buhari presidency happened before in Nigeria.

“It is on these premises that we demand an independent team of experts in mental health issues to examine President Muhammadu Buhari and indeed all other presidential candidates to ascertain their mental stability before the polling day so that any person who does not pass the examination should not be allowed to participate in the election.”

He said CUPP had secured the assurances of Atiku, who is contesting the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, to subject himself to the medical test for the general interest of Nigeria.

Ugochinyere also urged Buhari to be speaking more to Nigerians and Nigerian journalists, especially through presidential media chat.

He added, “CUPP also calls on President Buhari to face the Nigerian media and stop holding them in disdain as they are professionals and are renowned world over for their expertise.

“How could a President not speak to any Nigerian media house or journalist for over three years? How could a President hold his entire country’s media and citizens in such disdain that he speaks to them only through a crowd of spokespersons many of who have questionable characters and mostly dish out fake news to citizens?

“Is it not to hide the mental status of the President that the yet-to-be-identified two or three people who have hijacked the Presidency, according to the wife of the President, that the President has been directed not to speak outside his written speeches?

“Was this directive not also part of the confessions of the wife of the President when she named persons who were with her who were not going to be happy if she went outside the already prepared speech?

“Nigerians want to know the identities of the persons that write these speeches, their ideologies and their stake in the Nigerian project because many a time, the President reads speeches that are not in tune with the reality as he did during the presentation of the 2019 budget and was rightly booed by the lawmakers.

“This medical examination is very necessary and all Nigerians of goodwill should join this call for the unveiling of the real facts behind this façade presented to Nigerians.”

Check Atiku’s mental status for corruption, APC tells CUPP

But the spokesperson for the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo (SAN), asked CUPP to present their adopted presidential candidate, Atiku, for public mental testing first if they were desirous of any response.

He said, “They should first check the mental status of their candidate (Atiku) for corruption before they could ask other presidential candidates to submit themselves for mental testing.

“They should first check his brain as to why he needed to steal so much as a public officer and what he needed all that money for. Corruption and penchant for stealing is a kind of mental disease. He should publicly subject himself to testing; then we may consider them.”

Atiku is ready for mental test, PDP replies

However, the PDP said its presidential candidate was ready to take part in the mental health test.

The party said part of the test was the expected presidential debate, which it said its candidate would use to answer all questions to the “satisfaction of Nigerians and the voters.”

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, who spoke with one of our correspondents, said, “You know we have a presidential candidate that is ready to satisfy the yearnings of the majority of Nigerians.

“If submitting to mental test is what Nigerians want, Atiku Abubakar is ready and we, as a party, will back him.”

Man rapes neighbor's daughter

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping his neighbour’s daughter.
Rape

It was learnt  that the incident happened at about 10p.m., Saturday, at Obawole area of Ifako Ijaiye Lagos, while the victim (names withheld) was sleeping in her parents’ apartment.
It was gathered that the victim’s father had gone out, leaving the key to their apartment at a designated place.
The suspect, identified simply as John, allegedly stole the key from where it was kept, gained access into the apartment and had carnal knowledge of the 16-year-old.
While he was on it, the girl woke up.
Victim’s story
Explaining, she said: “I felt the weight of someone on me while asleep and woke up, only to discover it was Mr John. I tried to push him away but couldn’t.
“As I made attempt to scream, he covered my mouth with his hands. As he was leaving, I discovered he was naked. I cried until my father came back and I reported the incident to him.”
The matter was, thereafter, reported at Iju-Ishaga Police Division consequent upon which the suspect was arrested.
Police sources hinted that the suspect would be arraigned in court immediately after investigation.

50 corpses burnt in a fire outbreak at anambra

A source said no less than 50 corpses were burnt in the fire, which started from a nearby bush, fanned by the harmattan wind. The mortuary which is located few metres from other buildings in the hospital, was the only building affected by the inferno.
Governor Obiano says that State government will set up a panel to look into the remote and immediate causes of the fire outbreak at the Enugwu-Ukwu General Hospital Mortuary, Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka Council Area.
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Describing it as double tragedy, the Governor commiserated with those affected and pledged to immediately commence reconstruction of the burnt building.
He urged them to exercise patience with the mortuary attendants.
Many people who kept their dead relatives in the mortuary rushed to the scene yesterday on learning of the incident and were seen sobbing uncontrollably as they were unable to identify corpses they deposited.
Among the burnt corpses was said to be that of a prominent man in the area who died in the USA, and was brought home for burial in January 2019, while his relations were renovating his house in readiness for the burial.President-General of Enugwu Ukwu Development Union, Bonny Nkwoagu said last night that although efforts were made to put out the fire when it started, the harmattan made it difficult.
He said although fire fighters came, they ran out of water and it was when they went to fetch water that the mortuary got burnt. According to him, the villagers mobilised and brought water that assisted to quench the fire eventually and prevented it from spreading to other buildings.

(Asuu strike)Serap drags Buhari to UN over the on going strike

Serap drags buhari to the  United nations  urging the body to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to reach an agreement with leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the ongoing strike.

In an urgent appeal dated 28 December 2018 and signed by SERAP senior legal adviser, Bamisope Adeyanju, the organisation said: “By failing to prevent and end the ongoing strike action by ASUU, the Nigerian government has defied and breached the explicit requirements of the right to equal access to higher education by Nigerian children and young people, under article 13(2)(c) of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.”

The appeal sent to Ms. Koumbou Boly Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right to education and Professor Philip Alston, Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights argues that: “The failure by the Nigerian government to reach an agreement with ASUU has also implicitly made access to higher education a privilege of the rich and well-to-do rather than a right of every Nigerian child and young person, as students in private schools continue to attend classes while those in public universities stay at home.

According to SERAP, “The failure to end the ongoing strike action by ASUU is also a fundamental breach of the right to higher education without discrimination or exclusion, as strike actions continue to penalise economically disadvantaged parents who have no means or lack the capacity to pay to send their children to private schools.

“The obligations of the Nigerian government to create the conditions necessary for the enjoyment of the right to education include to take preventive measures to address the root causes of strike action by ASUU and to take steps to end any strike action in a timely manner when it occurs.

“It is the responsibility of the government to preserve and strengthen education as a public good and a matter of public interest. Without the urgent intervention of the Special Rapporteurs, the ongoing strike action by ASUU would continue and this would continue to impede access to university education for the poor and marginalized.

“SERAP is concerned that Nigerian students in public universities have suffered many years of academic disruption as a result of the failure of successive Nigerian governments to address the root causes of strike action by ASUU and to timely reach agreement to end strike action and its devastating consequences on the right to equal and quality higher education.

“Persistent strike actions in the education sector have continued to cause disruption of classes and undermine both the quality and duration of students’ education.

“We note that the right to strike is one of the fundamental means available to workers to promote their interests. However, we are seriously concerned that the failure by both the Nigerian government and ASUU to make substantial progress in negotiations and reach amicable settlement to end the unduly prolonged strike action has undermined the right of Nigerian children and young people to higher education.

“The ongoing strike action by ASUU in Nigeria if not urgently addressed would continue to have grave consequences for the youth of our country as well as the country’s development and progress as a whole.

“Universal access is an essential prerequisite for the exercise of the right to education. But the failure by the Nigerian government to end the strike action by ASUU has contributed to denying students from disadvantaged backgrounds equal access to university education, as these students are unable or lack the capacity to pay to access private schools.

“This situation has aggravated existing disparities in access to university education in the country, further marginalizing economically disadvantaged parents and students.

“SERAP believes that providing Nigerian children and young people equal access to higher education should be the core public service functions of the Nigerian government. Providing public schools ranks at the very apex of the function of a State.

“SERAP believes that equal access of Nigerian children and young people to quality and uninterrupted education including at the university level would contribute to producing citizens who are fundamentally equal and people who actively participate in society. It would enable people to enjoy the rights as well as fulfil obligations that are associated with citizenship.”

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Mbaitolu Agog As Ugwumba Uche Nwosu Commissions 2 Bedroom Flat Donated To An Indigent Woman

By: Imsu Elijah


Mbieri a community in Mbaitolu LGA, just like other communities in Imo state where Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has stepped foot was agog Saturday 29th December as the Action Alliance Flag bearer and Incoming Governor of Imo state commissioned a completely built 2 room bungalow donated to one Mrs. Chibuzor Oforegbu, indigenous to Umuahii, Mbieri.


The well furnished flat was built by an illustrious son of the community, Hon. Samuel Godstime who doubles as the deputy chairman of Mbaitolu LGA. The pool of mammoth crowd who graced the occasion which included the institutional coordinators of the Ugwumba Students support group (U-SSG), where received at the deputy chairman's residential home after which, all and sundry matched to the commissioning site.


Unveiling the flat, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu stated that the building has solved the accommodation challenge confronting the family of Mrs. Oforegbu describing Hon. Godstime as a good discipline who's following the philanthropic steps of Governor Okorocha. Pictures speak more below. 

2019: IMO STATESMEN, YOUTHS ENDORSE LINUS OKORIE



Linus Okorie, the YPP gubernatorial candidate Imo State popularly known as the Reformer has been endorsed and adopted by Imo Statesmen, Elders and youths across various blocks to become the governor of Imo state come 2019.

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(Asuu strike ) Nans wants asuu to go back to negotiation table with FG. A must read

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Saturday urged the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to go back to negotiations with the Federal Government.

NANS was reacting to a statement reportedly issued by ASUU where it threatened not to honour any further invitation for a meeting with the Federal Government.

“There is need for ASUU to continue its negotiations with the Federal Government to find a common ground to resolve issues that led to the union’s ongoing strike,’’ NANS National Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafor, said.

Okereafor, who made made this known in a statement issued in Enugu, said: “We consider this decision as devilish and not in the best interest of Nigerian students.

“We wonder how the lingering disputes will be resolved if meetings are boycotted.

“We are calling on the leadership of ASUU to reverse its decision and consider returning to the negotiation table.’’

The students’ umbrella body urged the lecturers to work towards resolving the dispute and suspend the strike before January 1, 2019 in the interest of Nigerian students.

Don't take APC serious on their promise of Igbo presidency in 2023. Obasanjo tells Ndi Igbo

The former President during a stakeholders meeting at Ukpor, Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State residence of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazuluke Amechi.

He said that out of the three major regions in the country, while the North and South-West had occupied the presidency, the Igbo were yet to do so. He called on the Igbo to work together now that their son is the vice presidential candidate of a major political party. He said that the success of that exercise holds great possibilities for them.
Expressing hope in Mr. Peter Obi, the former President, who described the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a “ bundle of integrity”, said that from his pedigree of honesty, hard work and commitment, he had the capacity to assist his principal, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, to repair the wrong done to Nigeria by the present  government.
Obasanjo also said that the Igbo should be wary of the promise of the APC government to hand over power to them in 2023 as, according to him “it’s dangerous to take the APC government serious.”
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In his welcome address, the host, Mbazuluke Amechi, described Peter Obi as a good man and his Atiku as what the country needed at a time like this.
The meeting was also attended by a former Minister of Power, Chief Barth Nnaji; a  former Minister of Health, ABC Nwosu; a former Imo governor, Ikedi Ohakim; a member of National Assembly, Hon Chris Azubogu, and Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Chairman CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Buhari directs flag to fly half mask for 3days over shagari's death

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid tribute once again to the late President Shehu Shagari, directing that flags should fly at half-mast in military and para-military formations, as well as public buildings for three days, starting from today (Sunday).
In a statement he personally signed, President Buhari declared: “The late President represented almost the last link with the government of our Founding Fathers under Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was also the first elected President of Nigeria.
“The late Alhaji Shagari was a man of many parts: teacher, local authority administrator, politician, minister, and finally President. He served his country with dedication and moderation.
“Over the years, through interaction at the Council of State, he and I came to understand and appreciate each other, whatever the differences we may have had in the past.
“On behalf of the Federal Government, myself and family, I send my condolences to the people of Nigeria, particularly to the late President’s family and the Government and people of Sokoto State. May his soul rest in peace.”

(Rotimi Amaechi)Atiku will bring hunger and take Nigeria back to recession

The Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has cautioned Nigerians against voting for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections.

According to him, PDP is a party of very hungry politicians who will spare nothing to loot the public treasury again, increase the ‘hunger’ of the masses and take the nation back to recession.

He said this yesterday at the flag-off of President Buhari’s campaign in Uyo Akwa-Ibom state.

Amaechi blamed the ‘hunger’ currently suffered by Nigerians on the havoc wreaked on the nation’s economy by the previous administrations of the PDP.

He said: “They (the PDP) said you are hungry. You are hungry because they stole the money. If the money was here, you wouldn’t have been hungry.”

Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers state, added: “If you vote for the other party (PDP), let me tell you what will happen. They are so hungry that if they come out, they will be too busy stealing money that by the time Nigerians realise it, we are back to recession.”

He said corruption is one of Nigeria’s major problems, and that President Buhari was not giving up on the anti-corruption fight.
“We got in and saw the challenges. We never knew they had stolen all the money. We thought they had a conscience to leave some money behind.
“You know, the difference between us and the other party (PDP) is that they are not saying that they are not corrupt.

“They say we are corrupt, but APC is also corrupt. They agree that the president is not corrupt. What they are saying is those around the president are corrupt. But they agree that they are corrupt.
“We are saying as APC that we are not corrupt and that we are fighting corruption. Whether you are APC or PDP, when you are corrupt we will fight you,” he said.

(Rotimi Amaechi)Atiku will bring hunger and take Nigeria back to recession

The Director-General of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has cautioned Nigerians against voting for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections.

According to him, PDP is a party of very hungry politicians who will spare nothing to loot the public treasury again, increase the ‘hunger’ of the masses and take the nation back to recession.

He said this yesterday at the flag-off of President Buhari’s campaign in Uyo Akwa-Ibom state.

Amaechi blamed the ‘hunger’ currently suffered by Nigerians on the havoc wreaked on the nation’s economy by the previous administrations of the PDP.

He said: “They (the PDP) said you are hungry. You are hungry because they stole the money. If the money was here, you wouldn’t have been hungry.”

Amaechi, a former governor of Rivers state, added: “If you vote for the other party (PDP), let me tell you what will happen. They are so hungry that if they come out, they will be too busy stealing money that by the time Nigerians realise it, we are back to recession.”

He said corruption is one of Nigeria’s major problems, and that President Buhari was not giving up on the anti-corruption fight.
“We got in and saw the challenges. We never knew they had stolen all the money. We thought they had a conscience to leave some money behind.
“You know, the difference between us and the other party (PDP) is that they are not saying that they are not corrupt.

“They say we are corrupt, but APC is also corrupt. They agree that the president is not corrupt. What they are saying is those around the president are corrupt. But they agree that they are corrupt.
“We are saying as APC that we are not corrupt and that we are fighting corruption. Whether you are APC or PDP, when you are corrupt we will fight you,” he said.

Breaking: Eight PDP supporters died in an auto mobile crash

No fewer than eight people were feared dead in a fatal accident involving supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State yesterday
The accident occurred on Otukpo- Agatu Road in the state while the party supporters were travelling to Agatu for the flag-off of Abba Morro senatorial campaign for the 2019 elections.
Abba Moro, a former Minister of Interior, is the PDP senatorial candidate for Benue South.
The accident occurred at about 10 am.
An eyewitness said the multiple accident occurred when the tyre of one of the buses conveying some PDP supporters burst and it veered off the road.
Other buses conveying party supporters were then said to have rammed into one another, resulting in the high casualty figure.
Benue State governor Samuel Ortom and Senator David Mark yesterday visited injured victims at St Francis Hospital in Adoka, Otukpo Local Government Area.
The accident also forced Abba Morro who is the PDP senatorial candidate to cancel the flag-off campaign scheduled to hold in Agatu, Benue South.
Our correspondent learnt yesterday that some of the victims were certified dead at St. Charles Catholic Hospital Adoka and deposited at the morgue of General Hospital in Otukpo while injured survivors were being treated in Adoka at the time of filing this report.
Governor Samuel Ortom, who visited the hospital in Adoka in company with former Senate President David Mark and the Deputy Governor, Engineer Benson Abounu, announced indefinite postponement of the PDP senatorial campaigns flag-off in Zone C.
The Governor described the incident as painful and unfortunate, saying it was a huge loss to the entire PDP family in the state.
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He also directed the immediate evacuation of the survivors to Benue State University Teaching Hospital Makurdi for further treatment, stressing that cases requiring further referrals outside the state would be handled accordingly.
Describing the development as unfortunate, Governor Ortom commiserated with the bereaved families and PDP on the loss of their loved ones.
Senator Mark, who also consoled the affected families, lamented that most of the victims were very promising youths within his senatorial district and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
On his part, the member representing Obi/Oju Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon Samson Okwu, described the incident as painful, saying he met with some of the victims yesterday but never knew

Imo2019: Linus Okorie Flag Off Campaign, Shares His Manifesto and Blue Print to Transform Imo

On Linus Okorie Friday 28th December launched the 2019 Governorship campaign of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) at Nkwo-Egbu Egbuoma Oguta Local Government Imo State.
The flag off signals the commencement of theYPP campaign rallies for the 2019 Imo Governorship elections ‘Prosperity 2019′

Inec may not use students as ad hoc in the 2019 due to the ongoing Asuu/Asup strike

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may not use students as ad hoc staff if the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues.
The Head of Voters Registration and Publicity, Musa Muhammad Sokoto, stated this at a one-day seminar organized for Political Desk and reporters of Print Media in the state.
Muhammad said that INEC needs 16,000 ad hoc staff to conduct the elections in the state, including corps members and students of tertiary institutions, among others.
Responding to question on what they would  do if universities remain closed due to ASUU strike,  he said they would look for another alternative because the elections must be conducted within the stipulated timeframe.
He also announced plan to sit with social media bloggers on the need to desist from posting unofficial results.

Earlier, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Musa, gave assurance that 2019 elections in Sokoto state would be free and fair no matter whose ox is gored.

“It will be conducted in Sokoto and the result would be announced here,” he said.

He cautioned media practitioners against publishing unofficial results, just as he urged them to always contact the commission for verification before publishing report on their activities and the elections.

He said that they received 1,908,313 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) out of which 1,664,993 were collected while 243,320 had remained unclaimed.

The Administrative Secretary of the agency, Alhaji Yunusa Kika Kura, spoke on their preparation towards the election, saying they have started receiving consignment from INEC’s headquarters in Abuja.

In her remarks, the Gender Desk Officer in the Commission, Malama Aishat Abdullahi, advocated for equitable allocation of airtime and space for both male and female candidates.


President Buhari is just incompetent - Oby ezekwesili




A former Minister of Education and presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as incompetent, saying that is why he rewards incompetency by keeping his incompetent appointees in office.

The Igbo leaders abolish Osu( caste ) at Nri on Friday. Read more....

The controversial Osu caste system will end in south-east states as the final ceremonies for its abolition holds in Nri, the ancestral home of the Igbo nation Friday.The protracted plan for the spiritual exercise was initiated more than six months ago by Nollywood actor, Joseph Okechukwu’s Celibacy International in partnership with the Nri ruling dynasty and received the support of traditional rulers, church leaders and civil society organisations who queued behind the December 28 ceremony in Agukwu Nri.
The Obi of Idumuje Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Charles Chukwunwike Anyasi III, who confirmed his attendance with his entire cabinet in a statement, disclosed that he would be launching a historic book in which he traced the origin of the Anioma people of Delta State to Agukwu Nri.
“I have been in contact with Mr. Joseph Okechukwu of Celibacy International on this issue…I wholeheartedly believe in the total eradication of this evil and therefore willing to partner along,” he said:
“I have agreed on the proposed presentation of my book, Anioma: Resolving the Identity Crisis” at the event. Let me state right away that, by divine orchestration, this book, written 11 years ago, has been produced with the intention, among other things, to highlight the interesting parallels between Nri and most of Anioma land, particularly my own kingdom”.
The Ohu, Ume and Osu caste systems are obnoxious practices in the Southe-east and much of the South-south regions of Nigeria, which has torn families and friends apart for generations. The Osus are allegedly dedicated to deities (Alusis) while the Ohus are said to have inherited slavery or servitude in perpetuity. Neither Osu nor Ohu is allowed to intermarry with the so called Amadi (the freeborns) in communities where these practices are upheld.
The December 28 proposed abolition of these obnoxious practices at the ancient kingdom of Nri, in Anambra State is seen worldwide as the most robust effort until now, to summarily abolition the divisive practices. People from all works of life are expected at the upcoming event. The event convened by Celibacy International in conjunction with Njikota Umunri worldwide and Eri Dynasty Traditional rulers has been widely publicised and generally accepted and endorsed by all Igbo sociocultural organisations, including World Igbo Congress, Alaigbo Development Foundation, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Lower Niger Congress, Global Igbo Alliance, Igbo Civil Societies Coalition, etc. Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Scripture Union (SU), the Methodist church, Anglican Church, Catholic Church etc. have equally endorsed overwhelmingly and shall all be in attendance.

The Igbo leaders abolish Osu( caste ) at Nri on Friday. Read more....

The controversial Osu caste system will end in south-east states as the final ceremonies for its abolition holds in Nri, the ancestral home of the Igbo nation Friday.
The protracted plan for the spiritual exercise was initiated more than six months ago by Nollywood actor, Joseph Okechukwu’s Celibacy International in partnership with the Nri ruling dynasty and received the support of traditional rulers, church leaders and civil society organisations who queued behind the December 28 ceremony in Agukwu Nri.
The Obi of Idumuje Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Charles Chukwunwike Anyasi III, who confirmed his attendance with his entire cabinet in a statement, disclosed that he would be launching a historic book in which he traced the origin of the Anioma people of Delta State to Agukwu Nri.
“I have been in contact with Mr. Joseph Okechukwu of Celibacy International on this issue…I wholeheartedly believe in the total eradication of this evil and therefore willing to partner along,” he said.
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“I have agreed on the proposed presentation of my book, Anioma: Resolving the Identity Crisis” at the event. Let me state right away that, by divine orchestration, this book, written 11 years ago, has been produced with the intention, among other things, to highlight the interesting parallels between Nri and most of Anioma land, particularly my own kingdom”.
The Ohu, Ume and Osu caste systems are obnoxious practices in the Southe-east and much of the South-south regions of Nigeria, which has torn families and friends apart for generations. The Osus are allegedly dedicated to deities (Alusis) while the Ohus are said to have inherited slavery or servitude in perpetuity. Neither Osu nor Ohu is allowed to intermarry with the so called Amadi (the freeborns) in communities where these practices are upheld.
The December 28 proposed abolition of these obnoxious practices at the ancient kingdom of Nri, in Anambra State is seen worldwide as the most robust effort until now, to summarily abolition the divisive practices. People from all works of life are expected at the upcoming event. The event convened by Celibacy International in conjunction with Njikota Umunri worldwide and Eri Dynasty Traditional rulers has been widely publicised and generally accepted and endorsed by all Igbo sociocultural organisations, including World Igbo Congress, Alaigbo Development Foundation, Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, Lower Niger Congress, Global Igbo Alliance, Igbo Civil Societies Coalition, etc. Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Scripture Union (SU), the Methodist church, Anglican Church, Catholic Church etc. have equally endorsed overwhelmingly and shall all be in attendance.

NUISS Pays Solidarity Visit To Their National Patron And Governorship Candidate of Action Alliance, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.

The Leadership of the National Union of Imo State Students (NUISS) led by Comrade Amadi Emmanuel have paid a solidarity visit to Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, the National Patron of NUISS.


They Union pleaded with him to sustain and advance the Free Education program of the Rescue Mission Government of Imo State because according to him, he is the only person that will keep up with the policy.


According to the President, Comrade Amadi Emmanuel, all other candidates from their records are going to drop the free education program because of its heavy fund demand but it's only Ugwumba Uche Nwosu who understands the plight of the Students and their parents who can take it up without fear.


Addressing the NUISS Leaders, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu informed them that he will never change from his good will towards the students, rather he will improve on the already existing students oriented Education policies of the Government once he assume position. He charged the students to caste their votes wisely and protect it after voting because that's the only way to realize their dreams.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

MUSIC: “SHE” – Trillz Ft. Ugee



Versatile music act, Trillz releases a brand new single, “SHE”. The song which features Ugee is a perfect blend of love and dance. This is surely music for the season.

Listen, Download and Enjoy!








Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Music Alert: Felix UG – Number One (Video + Audio)

Felix Ugochukwu popularly known as Felix Ug is on point with the visual of his hit loving tune titled “NUMBER ONE”. A song produced by D’dodo at dodobeat studio. it’s a Matured mind tune for the lovers of good music .Download and enjoy.


VIDEO HERE

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