Tuesday, 29 January 2019

NIGHT

The night is a different world
Comes after the day’s worn
Brandishes darkness’ club
Threatens the survivors of the other world

The night is the devil’s fun
Many are consumed by his paw
They have no guide to dawn
They drain away in drops

The night is a confidant
Keeps the cat still in the bag
So curious is that cat
But curiosity and the night are in hands

Proclaimed by the preacher’s authority
Weeping is the night’s property
It doesn’t stay till eternity
Scrams at the dawn of visibility

Soon, the night will be over
And devil will be sober
All who failed to conquer
Again, will be plundered

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Ohaneze’s adoption of Atiku neither here nor there – Okorocha

Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha the governor of Imo state has said that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo the apex Igbo socio-cultural is not a registered political party and that there is no voting unit or polling booth called Ohaneze.


Okorocha reacting to the adoption of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Atiku Abubakar by the body the adoption is neither here nor there, since it has no electoral value.


Okorocha in a statement on Saturday signed by Sam Onwuemeodo his Chief Press Secretary said: ‘President Muhammadu Buhari will win in the South-East and the general election proper. So, Igbos in APC should remain focused and not to make the adoption an issue, when it is not an issue in all ramifications.

Tragedy Averted In Owerri, As Mercedes Benz Jeep Overrun Into Shop

Tragedy was miraculously averted on Saturday, January 27, 2019 when Mercedes Benz jeep suddenly skidded off the road and ran into a provision shop at Orji in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State.

An eye witness said no lives were lost as the incident as residents of the area gathered at the scene to express shock at the accident.

Details of the incident were sketchy as at press time.

Chants Of Atiku Rent Air in Owerri As Truck Load Of Wheel Chairs Is Distributed To Physically Challenged

Chants of ‘Atiku Kanyi Geso’ rented the air in Owerri as former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar doled out a truck load of wheel chairs to physically challenged in the city.

A statement by the SA on Youths and Support Groups to HE Atiku Abubakar GCON, Ambassador Aliyu Bin Abbas, made available on Sunday January 27, 2019 informed that the well attended event in Owerri, in the heartland of Eastern Nigeria, attracted thousands of Atiku supporters.


“The chant of “Atiku kanyi geso” ( WE are following Atiku) rented the air. It’s clear that the people realize and are very optimistic that you will truly get Nigeria working again,” it quoted the beneficiaries.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Nigerian footballer, Obafemi Martins shows off his new whip Ferrari Spider
Nigerian footballer, Obafemi Martins shows off his new whip Ferrari Spider
Buhari signs new executive order allowing private companies to construct roads across the nation

Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order 007 2019 allowing private companies build federal roads within the nation.

The Executive Order 007 2019, signed by the president, is on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme.
The president signed the order on Friday inside the council chamber of State House, Abuja.
Executive order 007 2019 granted  private companies such as the Dangote Group, Unilver, and Lafarge Africa construct major roads across the country and be paid in the form of tax credit.
Nigeria ranks 11th on the list of countries with the world’s worst road quality and network, according go the Global Competitive Index of 2018.
Between 2017 and 2018 Nigeria scored 2.5, worse than neighbouring Cameroon which scored 2.6.
Under federal laws, public roads are constructed and maintained by the government, but poor funding has seen key roads left unattended to for years, causing car accidents.

Breaking news; Buhari suspend chief Justice of the federation

PMB has just sworn in a new Chief Justice of Nigeria after suspending current Chief of Justice, Walter Onnoghen.

Mr Buhari said he removed Mr Onnoghen based on an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal dated January 23, 2019.
The new CJN is Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed from Bauchi State.
He was sworn in by the President on Friday afternoon inside the council chamber of the State House, Abuja.
The swearing was done after the president signed the new Executive Order 007.

Justice Mohammed was driven into the forecourt of the president’s office at about 4:30 p.m. in a black Mercedes Benz C240 with number plate GWA:900FA.
The constitutionality or otherwise of the president’s action has sparked intense discussions among Nigerians with some commentators saying the country may have a constitutional crisis on its hands.
Mr Onnoghen had earlier today announced a plan to swear in members of the various 2019 election petition tribunals on Saturday, January 26.
The CJN said this through his media assistant, Awassam Bassey, on Friday.
Mr Onnoghen also described as absolute falsehood, the media reports that he resigned his office, following current allegations against him.
In a statement sent to Elitism6 TV  by Mr Bassey on Friday, the CJN urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour and added that he was still performing his role as CJN.
“There’s absolutely no truth in the rumours making the round that the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship Hon. Mr Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, GCON, has resigned his office. It is fake news!
“The Hon CJN was in the office all through yesterday (Thursday) and sat in court. As part of his duties, the Hon CJN will be swearing in members of the 2019 National Assembly, Governorship & State Assembly Election Petition Tribunals tomorrow (Saturday 26th January 2019),” the statement said.
Mr Onnoghen is facing trial over alleged false asset declaration brought against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau.
The Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, has also requested that Mr Onnoghen resigns from office, following the various allegations.
The case, currently ongoing at the CCT was adjourned till January 28.
But the Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered the tribunal to suspend sitting, pending the discharge of current applications before it.
The Court of Appeal will give its verdict on the matter on January 30.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

INEC Ad-hoc Staff: Commission Raises Alarm Over Illegal Recruitment

The INEC public relations officer has said that Nigerians living across the nation must be careful of unauthorized recruitment going on in some places.


He warned those engaged in illegal recruitment for INEC to desist, saying that the commission would hunt them down and bring them to justice.


The INEC PRO said: “On Jan. 22, our staff detected some people engaging in illegal and false recruitment of ad-hoc staff for INEC and exploiting several innocent unemployed people in Somolu Local Government Area.

“Police were contacted and three of them impersonating INEC officials were arrested while others are still at large.


“These people were perpetrating this false recruitment at shop 33, Aluta Plaza, Federal College of Education, Akoka.


INEC Refuses Oby Ezekwesili’s Withdrawal From Presidential Race

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is too late for any candidate to withdraw from contesting any position in the upcoming elections.


INEC said this in reaction to Oby Ezekwesili stepping down as presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN).


Ezekwesili announced her withdrawal on Thursday, saying she wanted to give room for a coalition against candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

But reacting via a statement, Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, said November 17 was the last date for withdrawal. 

Gov. Okorocha Splashes N7.5bn On Secondary School Children In Imo

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday said that he had released N7.5billion as a parting gift for the renovation of all government owned primary and secondary schools in the state.


Okorocha said this in Owerri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, during the unveiling and distribution of new school bags, educational materials as well as financial donations to all the students and their teachers at the Heroes Square.


The governor described the gesture as a practical show of his love for the education sector, saying that among other things, the education sector is thriving in Imo.


As a parting gift, the governor was said to have distributed “sandals, desks, uniforms, bags, employed more than four thousand teachers and remodeled the premier schools in Owerri and its environs to enable the free education programme take off on a very solid foundation.

Traditional Rulers At War Over Alleged Illegal Salary Deduction In Imo

The chairman of Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers HRM Eze Samuel Agunwa Ohiri is alleged to have deducted money from the salaries of some Traditional Rulers.


It was revealed that Eze Imo as he is popularly known demanded that all Traditional rulers in Imo should pay a certain amount from their salaries a situation which has raised a lot of eyes in the Traditional Rulers council.


Information revealed that the money he requested for was not accepted generally and as a result some aggrieved royal fathers raised eyebrow on the payment. The accused the Eze Imo of trying to extort money from the monarchs.


We gathered that the money demanded is for the condolence visit to the family of a dead Eze.


In a related development Eze Imo has also been accused of locking up the cultural theater meant for Omenimo cultural dance as well as planning to eject the entire workers of Arts and Culture Ministry from Obi Eze Imo where they currently occupying.


The source revealed that Eze Imo is forming another dancing group to replace Omenimo.

2019 Imo Guber: Ike C. Ibe Kicks Starts Campaign with Humanitarian Support for Less Privileged

As politicians especially the Imo governorship candidates intensify efforts to win the March 2019 Guber election in the state, the Independent Democrats ID Party, governorship flag bearer, Rt Hon (Barr) Ike C Ibe on Tuesday January 22, 2019 kicked off his campaign in an uncommon and spiritual manner.


The flag off which saw the former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly joined by his 2019 Imo Liberation Campaign team and members of Independent Democrats party including other candidates of the party on a visit to Ancilla Motherless Babies Orphanage at Emekuku in Owerri North LGA with cash and various gift items to help carter for the motherless and the less privileged.


Presenting the gift items and the cash to the Director in charge of the orphanage, Sister Francis Opara, Rt Hon Ike Ibe said his campaign team has come to support the management in taking care of the children and give them hope for a better future.

Here is why Nigerian Music is getting mad attention from the foreign media

It's 2019 and Nigerian music is making visible inroads on the international stage and is increasingly becoming the fancy of the global media.


Since the late 90s, the Nigerian pop scene has witnessed an evolution transcending what could have been imagined when the early groups like. 


The Remedies, Plantashun Boiz and Trybesmen infiltrated it with the new vibrant sound, but never before has it gotten as much attention as now, especially on the world stage.


Last year, we celebrated the likes of Wizkid when he sold out the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena becoming the first African artist to achieve such a feat and Davido who crashed the internet with images of his show in far away Suriname .

INEC Sets Fresh Deadline For Collection Of PVCs

Following appeals by members of the public and its desire to make it easier for Nigerians to collect their PVCs, the Commission (INEC) has taken the following decisions among others; Collection of PVCs by members of the public, which is being done presently at the commission’s local government offices, is to be devolved to the 8,809 registration areas/wards from 16th to 21st January 2019 (including Saturday and Sunday).


After 21st January 2019, collection of PVCs will revert to the Commission’s Local Government Offices and other designated centres to be determined by the states until 8th February 2019, being the last day for collection. There will be no extension for the collection of PVCs after the 8th day of February 2019. All uncollected PVCs will be retrieved and kept in a secured place till the general elections are over. 


The statement was issued by INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye.

Top 5 News You Need To Know This Thursday Morning

Here's top 5 news making the trend this morning. 


1. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to relocate its National Secretariat to the Niger Bridge in protest over the protracted strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). It expressed disappointment over the outcome of the last meeting between the ASUU and the Federal Government, which ended in stalemate. The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Comrade Okereafor Bestman Opeyemi made this known on Wednesday in a press release issued.


2. The sacked Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TeTFund), Abdullahi Baffa, said he was forced out of office for his refusal to provide alleged monetary kickbacks to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu. Baffa said the Minister had sent a contractor to him demanding his share of N200 billion disbursed by the agency to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.


3. A senior Pastor of the Awaiting The Second Coming Of Jesus Christ Gospel Church has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, does not have a presidential candidate. Giwa, in a statement on Wednesday, claimed that “the person being paraded by the APC as a presidential candidate is a ghost”.


4. The Federal Government on Wednesday transmitted an executive bill to the National Assembly on the new minimum wage of N30, 000 for federal workers and the 27,000 for private sector, as well as State workers. Confirming the transmission of the bill to the National Assembly, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang told reporters on Wednesday that the bill had been forwarded to the parliament.


5. Report says two supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost their lives during the presidential rally in Sokoto on Wednesday. They include a 15-year-old boy and a woman. The report claimed that the woman lost her life after being knocked down by a moving vehicle while the boy was said to have collapsed and died inside the venue of the rally.

Former Skye bank, Now Polaris bank, Is Up For Sale Again

Polaris Bank will reportedly be put up for sale after the 2019 elections, coming months after it was taken over from Skye Bank. According to Reuters, this was disclosed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) spokesman, Jude Nwauzor, on Tuesday.


Speaking on plans for the sale of the bank, Nwauzor said:


“The election season has slowed down things. We would advertise for expressions of interest from investors after elections and commence the sale process”.

Students Plan To Protest Over ASUU Strike On Friday, January 25

A group of students of tertiary institutions in Lagos under the aegis of Concerned Nigerian Students are planning to protest on Friday, January 25 2019 to express their displeasure over ASUU strike.


The students in a statement on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, asked the Federal Government to fulfil the agreement it willfully entered with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order for them to get back to school.


Recall that the Federal Government and the ASUU leaders have had eight meetings to resolve the ongoing strike which has entered week twelve.


The statement reads in part: ‘’The March tagged #BlackFridayWalk which was earlier scheduled to start by 10am after a Press Conference at the University of Lagos was suspended till further notice for security reasons.


The leadership of the Coalition submitted a letter to the Police informing them of the peaceful protest and the only accepted reason given by the Police to suspend the March is the security situation in Lagos, citing the violence that claimed lives at the APC rally on Tuesday and the reprisal attacks they envisage.

Universities Pulling Out Of Strike Would Regret Their Actions - ASUU Chairman Says

The universities that pulled out of the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (Asuu), will regret their actions, according to the president of the union, Biodun Ogunyemi.


Recall that Asuu has been on strike since November 5, 2018, with about six universities pulling out.


However, Ogunyemi has said the actions of those schools will not augur well for them on the long run.


Those universities perceived as pulling out are certainly not against what we are asking for,” he said.


Wednesday, 23 January 2019

APC disciplinary committee summons Okorocha, six others.

A disciplinary committee set up by the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has summoned the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.


Okorocha and six others were invited to appear before the committee in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday (today).


Others invited are the APC candidate for Imo East Senatorial District, Chief Emma Ojinere; House of Representatives candidate for Ezinihitte Mbaise/Ahiazu Mbaise Federal Constituency, Mr Raphael Igbokwe; Ehime Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency’s candidate, Chike Okafor; Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Ugonna Ozuruigbo; Mr Eddy Iheanacho; and a governorship aspirant, Mr Obinna Mbata.


The committee, in the invitation letter signed by the chairman, Mr Matthew Omegara; and secretary, Mr Kevin Ugwu, said the party chiefs were invited for various anti-party activities.


According to the letter, the committee would take decisions on what it described as their ugly activities after their investigations at the APC secretariat/campaign office in Owerri between January 16 and 17, 2019.


The letter indicated that the affected persons would answer questions on allegations ranging from participating in anti-party activities to bringing the party to disrepute and ridicule.


They were also accused of factionalising the party in the state, among other allegations.

PHOTOS: Atiku, Saraki, Ekweremadu, storm Owerri for PDP South-East Presidential rally

Ahead of the 2019 General elections, the PDP Presidential Campaign train held their South East rally on Tuesday in Owerri. Speaking at the rally, Presidential flag-bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said he was committed to restructuring the country. This he said would give the South East and every region in Nigeria more autonomy and voice in the affairs of the country.

Big Brother Naija: Here are the details on auditions and venues

Big Brother Naija will hold again in 2019 for the fourth time in the last 13 years.


Multichoice Nigeria has revealed details of the audition process and venues for the 2019 edition of BBNaija.


The details were revealed by Multichoice Nigeria to elaborate and shed more light on the auditioning process as well as auditioning venues.


The cable TV company stressed it does not sell or give out Big Brother Naija forms to individuals for the auditioning process because there is no form for auditioning.


“The audition is free and the process is same at every of the audition venues. There is no audition form and there have never been any time audition forms were purchased ,” said Channels Director MNet West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu .


Intending housemates are expected to go to the audition venues and follow the instructions of organisers at the venue .


Here are the audition states and venues

Lagos: DPodium Events Centre, Lekki

Abuja: Multichoice Office, Maitama

Port Harcourt: Hotel Presidential

Ibadan: Mauve 21 events center

Calabar: Venetian Arena

Warri: Deluxe Garden Suites

Enugu: Oakland Hotel and Park

Benin: Uyi Grand Event Centre

AA, Uche Nwosu Flag Guber Campaign Jan 25

The Action Alliance and its governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu will flag off its governorship campaign on Friday, January 25, 2019.


A statement by Onwusoanya FCC Jones, stated that the flag would take place at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.

Atiku promised to raise Nigeria as largest FDI recipient in West Africa.. Read to know more about FDI

Just as Ghana overtook Nigeria as the largest FDI in west Africa, the presidential candidate of peoples Democratic party PDP has assured Nigeria's that he would take Nigeria above Ghana if he wins election. He made this statement on Twitter

What is FDI?

Foreign direct investments are investments made by a firm or individual into business interests located in another country. It differs from portfolio investments in that FDIs includes establishing ownership or controlling interest while investors only buy equities in foreign companies in the latter.

Know more about Africa and FDI

“Africa registered a 6% increase in FDI inflows in 2018 (US$40billion, up from a revised US$38 billion in 2017), but the growth was concentrated in few economies and the aimed for the shift from the natural resources dominated FDI profile of the continent towards a more balanced sectoral distribution was only partially visible, in that the relatively diversified economies, such as Egypt and South Africa, saw more stable and increasing FDI inflows,” the report read.
“Egypt with an increase of 7% from $7.4 billion to $7.9 billion, was the biggest recipient of FDI in Africa in 2018 with investments in real estate, food processing, oil and gas exploration and renewable energy.
“In contrast, flows to the two largest oil producers of the continent, Nigeria (-36% to $2.2 billion) and Angola were low, with a decline and a net divestment respectively.
“In West Africa, Ghana ($3.3 billion) overtook Nigeria as the largest recipient of FDI in 2018. However, Nigeria reported a few significant greenfield project announcements in the oil and gas and chemical sectors, which could lead to a recovery in 2019.”
According to the report, the drop in FDI was most felt in developed economies, where inflows fell by 40%.
The dip recorded globally has brought FDI to the low point it reached after the global financial crisis

Tears as Late Ochanya bags posthumous award


The late Miss Ochanya Ogbanje drew cold tears out from the eyes of Abuja residence last week as she bags posthumous award at the 2nd annual awards and lecture of the Daily Asset Newspaper in Abuja,

The late Ochanya was conferred with the paper’s posthumous award for the Young Person of the Year 2018, The Daily Sun reports.


Tears as Ochanya bags posthumous award

Dignitaries at the event including a former Presidential aspirant, Prof. Iorwuese Hagher, Prof. Yima Sen amongst others could not hold back their tears when her name was called for the posthumous award.O
Railway offers commuters free food to ease crowding


One of Tokyo’s most crowded subway lines is hoping the way to reach their customers’ hearts is through their stomachs, and offering free food to ease crowding

Around 7.2 million people use Tokyo’s mammoth metro system every day, with some lines suffering notorious crowding during commuting hours.


Railway offers commuters free food to ease crowding

Nigerian Actors that started off as child stars.
There are some Nigerian actors and actresses who actually began their careers as children. We present you with some of these stars.
Some Nigerian actors and actresses have been in the movie industry for a very long time, many of them started their careers as child stars who came into the spotlight at the age of 10 or even younger than that.
 
Veterans like Jide Kosoko and Adebayo Salami even started their careers in the days of legendary theater arts pioneer, Hubert Ogunde. They started from the days of stage play and black and white movies.
 
It is extremely difficult to stay in the spotlight as stars with fame all across the country and continue to maintain talent and integrity in their craft. Legit.ng is celebrating Nollywood actors from both the Yoruba and English movie industry who started their careers as child stars. 
 
1) Adebayo Salami:
 
The 65-year-old actor popularly known as Oga Bello started his career as a stage play act in 1964. Ever since then, he has perfected his talented and created a household name for himself.
 
 
 
 If We Expose Those In Buhari Govt, They'll Not Only Go To Jail, They'll Go To Hell - Obasanjo
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has once again attacked President Muhammadu Buhari insisting that people in the present government will go to hell.
Olusegun Obasanjo
 
According to a Punch Metro report, former President  Olusegun Obasanjo has said those in the present administration will not only go to jail, they will go to hell if their corrupt acts are exposed.
 
Obasanjo To Embark On Foreign Tour For Atiku

Ahead of the February 16 presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo will in the coming days embark on foreign trips where he will market Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the international community on why he thinks he will make a good president of Nigeria if elected.


Tuesday, 22 January 2019

(Asuu strike)FG release N163billion to fund universities

The Federal Government said it has released N163 billion to the universities from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), but striking academics are stalling in calling off their strike.
Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, said this while addressing newsmen after a closed door reconciliatory meeting with leaders of Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) on Monday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the striking lecturers embarked on strike on Nov. 5, 2018, to press home their demands.
ASUU demands included some areas of understanding in the implementation of the Memorandum of Action agreed in 2017.
Some of these areas include shortfall in salaries of some Federal Universities’ workers and lecturers, earned allowances, revitalisation that were part of the 2009 agreement, among others.
According to Ngige, today we have agreed to fund revitalisation.
“Government has released about N163 billion from TETFund account to universities.
“So, we have gotten some substantial agreement in most of the areas of the agreement.
“Most of the issues have being resolved, so they are going to go back to their members and present government’s offer to their council,‘’ he said.
Ngige also said that the striking lecturers were not asking for N50 billion before they would call off the strike.
He, however, added that if the total amount of the union’s demand was aggregated it would be more than the N50 billion as the government was paying in different compartments.
“These are debts of 2009, owed by the past administration, that is 2009 to 2012, so it is not our own debt and we have been doing a lot to settle these debts.

“So, we will be reconvening at the instance of ASUU. They said they want to go and consult with their members and they cannot call off the strike without consulting with their members,’’ he said.
Earlier, the minister had said that President Muhammadu Buhari had mandated him to ensure that all issues concerning the ongoing strike in the university system were resolved.
“The president has directed me to pass the night here until all issues that have kept our children away from schools are resolved and strike called off.
“He has also directed me to impress upon you, the imperative of little sacrifice from all sides, knowing fully well that the revenue of the federation has dwindled from what it was before the present administration assumed office,” he said.
Ngige further said President Buhari was greatly worried about the situation in the university system, hence his steady and holistic approach to tackling the rot through adequate funding.
“Mr president told me to assure you of his determination to reposition our universities as he would do everything possible to cast the present challenges in our tertiary education to dustbin of history.
Also, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said that there were still some grey areas in the proposal presented by the Federal Government.
He said the union would look at the grey areas and would get back to the government.
“The most critical area is the revitalisation, because it is central to our work, as academics and unless that area is addressed our members will have issues with ongoing action.
“We also did not ask for N50 billion, we are saying that the minimum we expect government to release in order to reactive the revitalisation fund is N50 billion.
“So, the strike is still on,’’ he said

400-Level IMSU Student Goes Missing

A 400 level student of Education-Physics in the Faculty of Education at Imo State University, has been declared missing.

The missing person identified as Akanno Justice Nzubechukwu is aged 22. Reports have it that Nzubechukwu was last spotted around Control Junction, Assumpta Cathedral Owerri during the ember month of 2018 by persons who were unaware of his disappearance.

According to his family, no one has seen or heard from him since then.

Anyone with relevant information as to his whereabouts is implored to contact his family via these numbers: 08068155588, 08035127761 and 08131608910.



Asuu strike: End the strike now (Buhari orders ngige)

Chris Ngige the labour chairman made the disclosure during the resumed meeting with  ASUU on Monday.
Report by the Assistant Director, Press at the ministry, Rhoda Illiya, said Buhari ordered Ngige that the three-month strike must be called off at the end of the meeting on Monday.
The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of public universities and implementation of previous agreements with the federal government. The chairman of labour Chris ngige said
“Mr President has directed me to pass the night here until all issues that have kept our children away from school are resolved and the strike called off.
“The president has also directed me to impress upon you, the imperative of little sacrifice from all sides, knowing fully well that the revenue of the Federation has dwindled from what it was before the present administration assumed office,” Ngige said.
He said Buhari was concerned by the prevailing crisis in the university system, reason for his steady commitment to a “holistic approach to tackling the rot through adequate funding, notwithstanding the dwindling accruals.
“The president told me to assure you of his determination to reposition our universities as he would do everything possible to cast the present challenges in our tertiary education to the dustbin of history,” he said.

Monday, 21 January 2019

INEC plotting to use N_Power beneficiaries as election ad hoc

CUPP, has alleged that  INEC planned to adopt beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s N-Power programme as ad-hoc staff 2019 general election

Ikenga Ugochinyere CCUP spokesperson, said yesterday that INEC had begun recruitment of the Federal Government’s N-Power beneficiaries as ad-hoc staff for the election, and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call INEC to order.
The statement read in part: “The President wants to use the beneficiaries of their failed N-Power programme to technically rig the election.
‘’The INEC chairman should ensure the credibility, which he promised Nigerians by making sure that no N-Power beneficiary is recruited as ad-hoc staff in the election, because it’s clear that these so-called beneficiaries are going to be used by President Buhari and his APC cohorts to rig the elections.

Reacting to the allegation last night, INEC dismissed the allegations, saying it took exceptions to them.

The commission’s director in charge of Voter Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Liaison, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, told Vanguard that the electoral umpire was recruiting members of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC as its ad hoc staff and not N-Power beneficiaries.
He said: “There is a portal that has been opened for recruitment of ad-hoc staff. Nigerians are applying and we do not know who N-Power beneficiaries are most importantly, we are recruiting NYSC members.”
‘’It is when there is a shortfall that we consider students of federal tertiary institutions or ex-corps members, but essentially, we are using corps members and we are not aware that corps members are N-Power beneficiaries.”

Am in the governorship race to correct injustice.(Sen.Hope Uzodinma)

Sen. Hope Uzodinma the gubernatorial flag bearer of the All Progressive Congress(APC) IMO state has revealed that he is contesting in other to correct injustice in the state.

He stated this when he received the endorsement of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), in Imo State, for the 2019 governorship election in the state.
The group led by the chairperson, Mrs Rubby Elele, described the Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration as unfair to the people of the state and vowed that local government Executives and workers who were allegedly sacked illegally in 2011 by Governor Okorocha will punish him and his son in-law Uche Nwosu with their PVCs.
Uzodinma who expressed joy and gratitude over the honour done to him, promised to address the alleged illegality perpetrated against Imo workers and pensioners by ensuring the payment of their salaries from 2011 till date.
He said: “When I was told that the entire ALGON will pay a visit, I didn’t know how serious the issues were. Not only that you were removed illegally, since then you have not been paid your salaries. We have seen several injustices perpetrated against our people but we have to take a decision and confront this injustice.”
“One with God is majority. Politics is a career and nobody will be happy to cut that career short. It is God that gives power and he gives who he wants. For 305 councillors, chairmen, for any leader to be insensitive to their feelings that leader is not a human being, that is wickedness.
“I want to partner with you, come and have Hope because you have suffered enough. Go back to your various wards, i dont think those who elected you are happy with your condition.
“We want to build a new order; we want to set up a new team that will bring development to Imo state. What we did was to remove this party from one family and gave back to Imo people. We want to give this state to a good driver, not a driver with learners permit but driver’s license. If you don’t get salary today you will get it after three weeks from today.
“Dont be afraid of anybody, APC which i am the candidate is the ruling party. No body will intimidate you. There must be law and order in the state. Whether they are called Imo security Network or Okorocha, dont be intimidated”.
He stated further that “Imo state has a debt profile of over N300bilion since 2015 till date. We will get the money where they kept it to provide good health care, good education, our government by the grace of God will be driven by people oriented projects.
“Power was given to a complacent human being and he mis-used it. I have come to create wealth. We will recover Imo, we will rehabilitate Imo. So help me let us work to the glory of God. When we win the narratives will change and when it changes we will all smile.
“APC in Imo today is stronger and robust. We are better today and that is why people are coming everyday to identify with us. Let us embark in this journey it shall end in praise. When we come we will make sure that every body will pay all out standing salaries and every body will be happy”.
Urging the ALGON to also ensure victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Uzodinma noted that ” President Buhari’s opponents have said he is a man of integrity and have decided to vote him again. We are going to protect our people’s interest” he stated.

BB naija 2019: Ebuka Obi reveals rules for this years edition of Big Brother naija

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu the host of BB naija, has shared four rules contestants for this year’s edition have to abide by, as they prepare for the auditions.
“Just to answer some questions I’ve been getting about the auditions holding on the 1st and 2nd of February 2019:
1) You have to be 21 years or older
2) Have a valid international passport
3) No you cannot send in audition videos. You have to be PHYSICALLY PRESENT at the audition venue
4) THERE ARE NO FORMS or online registration. None at all. Just go to the venue and audition FOR FREE,” Ebuka wrote on his Instagram page.
Africa’s popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), has returned for a fourth season even as producers of the show revealed that the Big Brother House will be located in Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe disclosed this at a media briefing held in Lagos on Tuesday.
As earlier reported, Ugbe confirmed that auditions for the show will hold on February 1 and February 2 in eight locations across Nigeria, an increase from previous editions

Sunday, 20 January 2019

UTME: JAMB Registers Over 300,000 In One Week
Benjamin said that this was coming a week after the commencement of the registration exercise.

The board commenced registration of candidates for the 2019 all Computer Based Test (CBT) on Jan.10 and it would close on Feb. 21.

UTME: JAMB to commence 2019 registration in December

According to him, the registration so far has been seamless, and the board is happy with the development.

“We are happy with the way the process is going; we hope it will continue this way.

“So far, we have registered over 300,000 candidates as at Thursday.

“We are happy there have not been issues because so far, there is just a tiny gap between the number of candidates that have acquired the e-pin and that of those that have registered,” he said.

Meanwhile JAMB had insisted that all candidates with issues of biometrics must go over to Abuja for it to be rectified.

“I want to reiterate the fact that only the Registrar of the board has the sole right to attend to such issues.

“Any candidate who may have issues with the capturing of his or her finger prints at their respective points of registration will need to come down to our office in Abuja.

“This will require the Chief Executive to do it himself for the purpose of security,” Benjamin said.

This, however, was contrary to calls by some stakeholders urging the board to set up special centres in every state of the country to tackle issues.

The National Parent Teacher Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN) had argued that asking candidates with biometric issues to travel all the way to Abuja to get such issues sorted out was too demanding, citing dangers of transportation, fares, among others.

Chief Adeolu Ogunbanjo, the second Deputy National President of the Association, said that most parents were barely struggling to get money to get their children and wards registered.

Ogunbanjo said that for those with such biometric issues, travelling to Abuja was an additional burden.
Enugu Rangers Qualify For 2019 CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage
Enugu Rangers will feature in the money-spinning group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup after they eliminated Bantu FC of Lesotho 4-2 on aggregate today.

Rangers first featured at this stage of the competition in 2004.


The Nigerian club won the first leg of the playoffs 2-1 in Maseru a week ago, but they were stunned after just 13 minutes, when Lehlohonolo Fothoane put the visitors from Lesotho in front.

Ajani Ibrahim drew the home team level in the 19th minute with an assist by Tope Olusesi, before Godwin Aguda made it 2-1 a minute later with Ifeanyi George providing the assist.

The Lesotho champions improved in the second half to stop ‘The Flying Antelopes’ from recording a bigger win.

The draw for the group stage will be staged tomorrow in Cairo, Egypt.
QUESTION: I Got Admission On School Portal But Jamb Caps Is Still Showing Not Admitted What Do I Do Now.?
Go ahead and Print Your Admission letter on school Portal, The Important part of these is that school has given you admission, Give it little time, it will later appear on Jamb portal, IMSU hasn't sent your details yet.
Obasanjo hits buhari(Nigeria is back to abacha's era)

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is back to the Abacha era when state institutions were used to fight perceived enemies of the head of state.
Sani Abacha, a general, was the military head of state from November 1993 till his death in June 1998 and was accused of using dictatorial powers to rule the country.
Obasanjo made the remark in an open letter titled ‘Points for Concern and Action’. It was distributed to journalists at a press conference held on Sunday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
TheCable understands that the former president decided to address the nation following recent developments in the polity, including the trial of the chief justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, over an alleged false declaration of assets.
Obasanjo said: “Today, another Abacha Era is here. The security institutions are being misused to fight all critics and opponents of Buhari and to derail our fledgling democracy. EFCC, Police and Code of Conduct Tribunal are also being equally misused to deal with those Buhari sees as enemies for criticising him or as those who may not do his bidding in manipulating election results.
“Criticism, choice and being different are inherent trade mark of democracy. If democracy is derailed or aborted, anarchy and authoritarianism will automatically follow.
“Today, as in the day of Abacha, Nigerians must rise up and do what they did in the time of Abacha. Churches and Mosques prayed. International community stood by us Nigerians. I was a beneficiary and my life was saved. Well-meaning Nigerians took appropriate actions and made sacrifices, some supreme, some less than supreme but God had the final say and He took the ultimate action.”
Obasanjo was jailed for life by Abacha on 1995 over an alleged coup plot, but he was released in 1998 after the death of the military ruler.
He was then twice elected president of Nigeria, from 1999 to 2007, having been a military head of state himself from 1976 to 1979.
CONCERN OVER ELECTIONS
The former president also expressed “serious concern” over the integrity, impartiality and competence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a credible election.
He said going by the Osun state gubernatorial election, the forthcoming polls may have “incidences of deliberately contrived, broken or non-working voting machines or card readers, confusion of voters as to their voting stations, inadequate supply of voting materials to designated places, long line to discourage voters and turning blind eyes to favour the blue-eye political party of INEC because the Commission’s hands will be tied to enable hatchet men and women to perform their unwholesome assignment”.
He said the transmission and collation of results are subject to interference, manipulation and meddling while noting that Amina Zakari has become too controversial to take part in the elections.
Obasanjo urged Zakari to “stay out” and “not be seen as a source of contamination of the elections”.
He also accused the All Progressives Congress of “recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count”.
Obasanjo said the alleged recruitment is the “sole reason” the president refused to sign the revised Electoral Reform Bill into law.
CRITICISM FOR VP OSINBAJO
The former president criticised Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo over the “suspect timing” of the implementation of the Trader Moni scheme.
He said: “What an act by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria lawyer, number 2 man in the Executive hierarchy; and what is more, a pastor of one of the Christian movements led by a revered, respected and upright church leader, Pastor E. A. Adeboye. Osinbajo must have gone for, “if you can’t beat them, join them”.
“A great pity indeed and which makes people ask the questions, “Any hope?” Yes, for me, there is hope.
“Osinbajo has shown the human weakness and proved the saying that the corruption of the best is the worst form of corruption. His explanation that it was their government programme can only be construed to be very shallow and lopsided, if not an outrightly idiotic programme.
“Those who criticise the action are called evil but they are not evil as they know what they are doing and saying, and they love Nigeria and Nigerians not less than the likes of Osinbajo. They are not devils incarnate; they are patriots.
“What is the connection between taking the number of PVC (Permanent Voters Card) of the recipient of the N10,000 doled out to ‘traders’ and the forthcoming election? There is something sinister about it, and Professor Osinbajo, of all people, should know that.”
Obasanjo urged Nigerians that are “being intimidated or threatened” to persevere, saying “tough times do not last forever”.

Apc replies obasanjo on his attack against Apc

Following a garage of attacks unleashed by a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, against the person and government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a statement, saying that the ex-president is being haunted by his past sins.

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Asuu to resume talk with FG on Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government are to resume talks Monday ( tomorrow ) on how to resolve the impasse over the two -month- old strike embarked upon by lecturers.
National President of ASUU , Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi , confirmed the development in a telephone interview in Abuja , on Friday.
He , however , said the union was not optimistic about the prospects of an early resolution of the industrial dispute.
In response to a question on whether there had been any fresh development with regard to the resolution of the dispute , Ogunyemi said , “ I ’ am afraid nothing new. I understand they will be meeting us on Monday . Let ’ s wait and see if they take a reasonable step ; it will determine our next line of action. Until then , let ’ s wait and see. ”
The ASUU president had in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH last week said members of the union were tired of government ’ s failed promises .
He said , “ Last year , they promised to release the funds but they did not until November when the strike began. Our members are saying they do not want promises again ; what they want is action, implementation or disbursement of funds .
“ The government must act in a way to convince the union that the agreement has not been set aside. To show that the government has not set aside the agreement , they should release one tranche. ”
He explained that in order to forestall a situation where ASUU and the government would restart negotiations on arrears of earned academic allowances, both sides had agreed that “ it would be mainstreamed into the 2019 budget. ”

Ogunyemi also said , “ We are going to have a discussion on when to commence renegotiation because there are still grey areas . If the government

Inec set off the training of staff on how to detect and counter fake news on election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has commenced a two - day workshop for its Public Affairs Officers on how to detect and counter fake news on election -related matters .
The training , with the theme ,
Fake news , disinformation and Media Monitoring, was held in collaboration with the European Centre for Electoral Support on Friday in Abuja .
The Resident Electoral Commissioner , INEC -FCT , Yahaya Bello, said that the training would equip the officers on new strategies on how to handle fake news , which has been a concern to the commission.
Bello said that the training would no doubt equip the officers to discharge their duties effectively as the commission prepares for the conduct of free , fair and credible elections .
“ As you already know , the dissemination of fake news has very negative effects not just on elections but other areas of life and must therefore be identified and discountenanced.
“ In particular , INEC is concerned with a situation where mischievous individuals post unofficial election results on the internet . This has the tendency of fomenting violence and mayhem resulting in the loss of precious lives and property .
“ It is on record that fake news gave birth to break up of diplomatic relations of countries, while in other cases resulted into wars or unjustified invasions only to come to terms with the true situation much later and leave the rest to history . ’’
Bello said that in the recent times, INEC severally had its share of fake news, especially after the temporary suspension of the Continuous Voter Registration .
The Executive Director, ECES , Mr Fabio Bargiachi, disclosed that ECES had delivered hard and software that would be installed in the coming days establishing National Media Centre for INEC.
Bargiachi, represented by Dominique Weerts , ECES Senior Capacity Development Expert, said that the centre was established on the request of INEC and in line with recommendations of EU Observation Mission in Nigeria in 2015.
“ The skills and expertise you will acquire from this workshop will be directly relevant to the functioning of this centre . Further support will be considered in due course to expand, strengthen and widen the scope of the media monitoring unit . ’’
Bargiachi said that ECES was committed to contribute to deepening the democracy , saying “ that is why I believe INEC places great store on capacity building so as to cement the gains of previous elections . ’’
He added that the aim of the training was to enhance the officers’ understanding on fake new, by looking at the existing regulatory frameworks governing the media, explore cases of fake news and elections in other parts of the world .
Bargiachi said that was to critically , sharpen the tools at the officers’ disposal to spot and mitigate increasing scourge of fake news and disinformation.