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Yusuf’s reinstatement: Tension as pro, anti workers clash at NHIS

ÏArmed police officers take over NHIS office in Abuja ÏProtesters vow not to resume work until reverse of reinstatement Doosuur Iwambe, Abuja

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at the headquarters of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja as two rival group of workers clashed on Monday over

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the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Prof. Yusuf Usman. The protesters under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), led by its Branch Chairman, Mr. Continued on page 5

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At last, 36 Governors back creation of state police Ï Say prevailing security situation makes state policing expedient Ï Okay states with financial clout to go ahead with new policy Ï Govs agree with FG on need for state police

Olufemi Samuel, Tunde Opalana, and Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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L-R: National Security Adviser, Maj- Gen. Babagana Monguno; Chief of Army Staff, Gen Yusuf Buratai; Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after the security meeting at the State House, Presidential Villa, Abuja...on Tuesday.

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At last, 36 Governors back creation of state police Continued from page 1

fara State Governor Abdulaziz Yari have disclosed that the state governors have agreed that the security situation in the country has made adoption of state policing expedient. He, however, said though state policing is desirous by all state governors, it is not all state governments that can afford to bankroll state police. He added that the decision of the governors is in consonance with the position of the Federal Government as declared last week by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Yari, who spoke to journalists at the end or the national security summit held in Abuja on Monday, said the issue of security is not something that the nation can play with because the primary responsibility of government anywhere in the world is to ensure that the life and property of citizens are protected. He listed the so many challenges of the country in the past 10 years as ranging from Boko Haram, cattle rustlers, armed banditry, militancy in the Niger Delta, saying the aforementioned issues are responsible for dwindling the Nigerian economy and threatening even the unity of the nation. Governor Yari said, “Our take home is that the Vice President raised some of the key discussions on that day about the issue of state police. Yes, the state police is something we have agreed in 2011 and 2015 during the constitution amendment but at the later time when the forum divided into two, there was a game that played into the gallery which is unfortunate. “Today, we have reiterated the position of the vice president and the position of the security summit we held in August that there is a need for the state police, we can say it is only the answer. “After the session with the governors, someone asked the question that the military is operating in Zamfara and if they cannot make headway, where we are; how do I mean that the state police can make a headway. I told them the issue of military for them is to defend, it is not to come out for any kind of internal security matter, that internal security is supposed to be handled and managed by the police and the police of today are inadequate. “It is not all the states that are supposed to have the police, those that can can be able to have it. It is

something we cannot take off at the same time, we were created differently”. The governor said virtually all the states in the country are under policed. He said Zamfara State with a population of about 4 million people has about 5,000 policemen. The Senate Leader, who is the chairman of the Ad- hoc Committee, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said the summit sponsored by the Senate, was a strategic collaboration amongst all arms of government. It had in attendance the Presidency, State Governors, Security Chiefs and heads of Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The successful two-day event served as an opportunity to survey the nation’s current security situation and to place all issues on the table in an effort to find short and long term solutions to the nation’s security challenges. Important assessment briefings were provided by the heads of security and intelligence agencies. He said the summit presenters and attendees focused on the areas of weakness that should be strengthened and the various assets at the Federal Government’s disposal, particularly, ways to strengthen security through the deployment of assets. The primary purpose of the summit, he added, is to reassure citizens that all arms of government are serious about addressing insecurity and are working collaboratively to find solutions. Senator Lawan said, “Out of the whole-of-government effort, Nigerians can expect a higher level of security to protect lives and property. “The Summit wishes to express its appreciation to all participants for their valuable contributions to the summit’s success. Nigerians can expect more positive collaboration of this kind between the Executive and Legislative branches of government. “Further, the Senate looks to use the data and information from the proceedings to improve the security sector through legislative interventions and advocacy.” In a relagted development, President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the security chiefs of the country in what was believed to be part of efforts aimed at addressing some security challenges being witnessed across the country. The meeting, which was also attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, was

held on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha; Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali; Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; and the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd), also attended the event. It was held amidst concerns over the spate of killings by people suspected to be herdsmen in some parts of the country, and abductions in other parts of the country. The meeting was an extended one, as the number of participants was extended to accommodate the heads of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Fire Service, Federal Road

Safety Commission, Nigeria Prisons Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. These are apart from the service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, who meet with the President regularly. Service chiefs who attended the meeting included the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, IbokEte Ekwe Ibas; and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar. Others were the DirectorGeneral of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura; and the DirectorGeneral of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar. None of those who attended the meeting was

willing to speak with the State House correspondents when approached for comments at the end of the meeting. Meanwhile, the Presidency was yet to issue an official statement on the meeting as at the time of filing this report. The Daily Times recalls that the DSS had, on Saturday, briefed Buhari on the negotiations that led to the release of three University of Maiduguri lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State and 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/ police convoy on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri. Following the briefing, the President had urged the DSS and the Nigerian Army to intensify efforts to bring home the remaining Chibok girls still in the cus-

tody of the terrorists. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, had in a statement said: “The President, who got step-by-step progress reports on the lengthy negotiations while they took place, received the good news with a lot of happiness. “He commended all those who, in one way or the other, helped in making the release possible. “He then urged the DSS and the Nigerian Army to intensify efforts to bring home the remaining Chibok girls still in the custody of the terrorists. “The Director-General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, assured the President that they were working hard to bring home the remaining girls and, as soon as possible, bring the Chibok girls’ saga to an end.”

Some Staff of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) protesting in support of the Executive Secretary Prof Usman Yusuf in Abuja...on Monday

Why 90% of FG projects fail, 95% of security compromised - NITDA Myke Uzendu, Abuja

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ery that about 90 per cent of the Federal Government’s Information Technology (IT) projects fail, while 95 per cent of security requirements are compromised, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has begun new registration and licensing of IT contractors and service providers. In a statement signed on Monday in Abuja by NITDAS’s Director General, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, all IT contractors, doing businesses with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), other government establishments, the Organised Private Sector(OPS) and the general public are expected to come for new

licenses for the purposes of procurements, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and other forms of engagement with Government establishments and Private Sector. Expressing the level of incompetence witnessed among some service Providers, Pantami said, “The Agency is dismayed at the raising number of failing IT projects within Federal MDAs and other government establishments. “NITDA’s investigations revealed that over 90% of IT projects in MDAs and other government establishments failed and more than 95% of their security is compromised. “In order to curtail this and in line with the Agency’s mandate and the recent Presidential Executive Order 005 for Planning and Ex-

ecution of Projects, Promotion of Nigerian Content in Contracts and Science, Engineering and Technology, as mandated by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the registration and licensing of IT contractors and Service providers has become expedient,” he informed. The NITDA boss explained that the process “aims at ensuring the emergence of robust indigenous IT Service Providers and Contractors, guaranteeing the delivery of sustainable IT projects, as well as engendering professionalism in the IT service industry. “The process will also ensure that IT projects in MDAs will only be executed by indigenous companies where in-country capacity exists,” he stressed. He stated that NITDA

would take further steps to monitor and ensure the capacity development of Nigerians employed by IT Contractors and other Service providers. He added that the Agency will, in conjunction with relevant agencies, investigate any project that has failed to determine the root cause of the failure and apply sanctions where necessary or to refer such cases to other relevant authorities. “All firms desirous of providing IT services and contracts to Federal MDAs and other government establishments are advised to initiate the registration process with immediate effect” he maintained. According to Pantami, guidelines on the registration process can be accessed by visiting NITDA’s website.


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Yusuf’s reinstatement: Tension as pro, anti workers clash at NHIS Continued from page 5 Razak Omomeji, while condemning the development vowed not to resume in their offices until President Muhammadu Buhari revisits the allegations preferred against Yusuf and reverse his reinstatement. The workers while venting their anger collaborated the fact that Yusuf has a case to answer before Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

(EFCC). The protesters also called on the Head of Service of the Federation to apply the civil service rules, which stipulates that a civil servant cannot remain in the office when he/she has a case to answer before any anti-graft agency. Omomeji, who vowed that the members staff would continue the protest until Usman was removed, said: “Yusuf has bastardised the scheme and his

return would only worsen affairs at the agency”. He also alleged that most members of the pro-Yusuf group were NHIS workers employed and given undue promotion under the watch of the reinstated Executive Secretary. According to him, Yusuf had penciled down, for victimisation, the names of members of staff who testified against him at the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Oth-

er Related Offences Commission (ICPC). He said: “Prof. Yusuf has concluded arrangements to transfer some of our colleagues who testified against him at the EFCC and ICPC to enable him reign freely as well as distort facts and cover-up his mess. “A few of our members who are staging a counterprotest to rally support for him are mainly those he employed and gave undue

Some of the contents (tramadol) of a 40” container intercepted by the men of the Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos....on Monday.

Woman Bags 6months for property fraud Andrew Orolua, Abuja

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Court sitting in Abeokuta on Monday sentenced a woman Folashade Olukemi Adeleke to six months imprisonment without an option of fine. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office secured the conviction of Madam Adeleke on two counts of stealing contrary to Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap Act C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. A statement issued by Head, Media & Publicity (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren said that Justice O. O. Majekodunmi of the Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta, passed the sentence while delivering judgment on the suit filed by the agency. The anti- graft agency

proved beyond reasonable doubt case of stealing against the defendant, the court said. The convict upon arraignment on November 25, 2016 pleaded not guilty to the charge, but was found guilty after full trial. Adeleke allegedly defrauded her victim of the sum of N6, 750,000 under the guise that she had a four bedroom bungalow available for sale in Abeokuta, Ogun State. According to the petitioner, Adeleke converted to personal use the money which was paid to her account domiciled in one of the new generation banks, instead of transmitting it to the owner of the property. Efforts by the petitioner to either have the property delivered or a refund of the money yielded no positive result.

promotion in the NHIS. How can a lady born in 1984 be promoted to grade level 15 while some members of staff who graduated in 1984 are still in grade level 16? This is the kind of impunity, ethnocentricism and nepotism as supervised by Yusuf, we are kicking against as public servants”. Meanwhile, as the workers were chanting antigovernment songs, the rival group of workers under the aegis of Unity Group and Concerned NHIS Staff arrived the premises of the building wielding placards with various inscriptions in support of the embattled Executive Secretary. Addressing journalists, the leader of the group, Dr. Uchenna Ewelike, said that Yusuf ’s appointment was to sanitise the decayed and inefficient system in the organisation. He noted that the protesting members of the union are beneficiaries of the rot in the system and resistant to change. Ewelike said, “We all know that Prof. Yusuf has already brought to bear his expertise and wealth of experience acquired over the years, home and abroad to address the lingering problems of the scheme. We must all, therefore, give

him all necessary support he may require to achieve this mandate for the benefit of all.” In the meantime, about 50 armed policemen were on Monday deployed to the NHIS office in Abuja to avert a possible clash by the two group of protesting workers. Men of the Nigeria Police Force and Civil Defence Corps officers were stationed at strategic locations in the building while members of staff were subjected to security checks. The Daily Times recalls that Yusuf was last week reinstated by President Buhari, a development which was widely criticised. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct and about N919million fraud. Yusuf was found culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds by a panel put in place by the minister. Also, no ewer than three Senior Advocates of Nigeria have criticised President Buhari for reinstating Yusuf. They stated that Nigerians deserved an explanation from the Federal Government for reinstating the NHIS boss.

Gov Al-Makura orders encroachers on dedicated areas to vacate for grazing reserves Augustine Kuza, Lafia

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incessant farmers and herdsmen crises in Nasarawa State, Governor Tanko Al-Makura has ordered all the encroachers on dedicated areas to vacate the place for grazing reserves. Governor Al-Makura gave the directives while addressing journalists after receiving in audience the Presidential Sub-Committee on Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict, led by its Chairman and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi, in Lafia. Al-Makura said, “What is very important to resolve the lingering conflict was the issue of land that is there for grazing. We in Nasarawa State foresaw this problem. We have started taking stock

of history and data of our grazing reserves to find out those who have encroached upon them to move out to create more opportunities for farming and grazing.” The governor further stated that the evacuation of encroachers from the grazing reserves which the state government was doing is to ensure that all the gazetted grazing reserves that are dedicated for herdsmen are available for the purpose. He said, “Even if it is government agency that has built any structure, they must move out. People that have occupied them; whether they are communities, farmers, companies, they must vacate the areas for their original use as grazing reserves. Governor Al-Makura also noted that the state

has about seven grazing reserves measuring about 1,000 kilometres scattered across the state. He added that one of the ways to resolve the farm-

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ers/herdsmen crises in the country was to ensure that all the grazing reserves that have been earmarked for grazing should be dedicated to the herders.


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Despite $382m revenue in 2016, media industry 76% behind South Africa, Kenya - Minister Myke Uzendu and Tom Okpe, Abuja

ÏSays FG to establish Audience Measurement System

ÏÏÏ The Minister of Infor-

community continues to rely on subjective factors when making decisions on the Content they want, as opposed to how many Viewers the Content truly attracts. “This factor also contributes to the less than optimal investment by all key stakeholders in the Television broadcasting value-chain, that is; the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) members, the Media Independent Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MIPAN) and the Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN). “Of course, there is also the problem of delayed payments for media placements across the valuechain. “As a consequence, television platforms are subjected to renting out space on their channels to sustain their business, and Content Producers have become increasingly overreliant on Sponsorships, which unfortunately skews the authenticity of their creative output in favor of a few decision makers, rather than the millions of TV viewers” Mohammed explained. According to the Minister, the existing model will never enable Nigeria’s Creative and Entertainment Industry to reach its full potential as it stunts quality of the content and also limits the capacity of television platforms to invest in dynamic offerings that consumers will be attracted to. “As it is now, the value of Nigeria’s Broadcasting Advertising Market is not proportionate with its population when compared to the top three markets in the Sub-Saharan Africa region” Mohammed added. He said that the ministry of information and culture is determined to grow the broadcast industry. He said, ‘We are therefore ready to serve as the catalyst for putting in place a robust Audience Measurement System that is in line with global standards and supports the realization of the immense potential that the Nigerian Creative and Entertainment industry holds. “The Ministry has therefore decided to establish a Task Team of industry experts, with best practices related to Audience Measurement Systems, starting with the television sector in

mation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that despite the $309 million raked in by media houses from television adverts as well as $81million from radio adverts in 2016, Nigeria’s revenue from the sector is still 75% and 76% behind those of South Africa and Kenya. Mohammed disclosed this on Monday in Enugu during the Digital Switch Over (DSO) of Enugu State from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting. The Minister added that the inability of the Nigerian Broadcast Industry to attract the requisite revenue despite her huge population was as a result of lack of standards. He said that media content has lost its objectivism and has been commercialised to satisfy the pecuniary needs of the chief executives. According to Mohammed, the federal government is now resolved to reverse the trend through the establishment of Audience Measurement System which will ensure that news content conforms to standards. He said, “Despite having a population more than that of South Africa, Nigeria’s Television Advertising Revenue in 2016 at $309million was 76% behind that of South Africa. “Similarly, in the Radio sector, the value of Nigeria’s 2016 Advertising Revenue of $81million was 75% behind its peers, South Africa and Kenya, both at $343million. “In both territories, the value and growth rate of the Broadcasting Advertising Revenue is largely influenced by the availability of a scientific Audience Measurement System that provides confidence to Advertisers in measuring their Return-On-Investment.” Throwing more light on the implications of the Audience Measurement System, the minister continued, “Simply put, we need an objective and scientific Audience Measurement System that articulates the value of the content to Consumers as well as the value of the Audience to Advertisers, particularly in the Television sector.” He pointed out that lack of an Audience Measurement System has resulted in under-investment in the sector, “as the Advertising

three ways. “Identify best practice Audience Measurement System that will support the sustainable growth of the Nigeria Creative and Entertainment Industry. “Recommend a Framework for supporting the sustainability of the Audience Measurement System, independent of the Federal Government “Recommend a Payment and Disbursement Framework among the key Stakeholders in the industry, that is; BON, MIPAN and ADVAN. “Bringing Nigerian TV

advertisement market in line with global best practices could bring an additional $200-400 million of revenue to the industry, based on current comparisons with other African countries”, he added. In his address at the occasion, the Director General of Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr Moddibo Kawu, said that the commission has built on the experiences it gathered from the earlier States where DSO took place especially in harmonising the activities of all stakeholders.

He sad, “We commenced the pilot phase of the DSO in Jos, Plateau State in 2016; in that initial pilot phase, we experimented with a multiplex of 15 broadcast channels, which were wellreceived by the people in Jos. “That phase of the DSO taught us vital lessons, about working with several stakeholders in the delivery of the new process. “These are DIGITEAM Nigeria; the Signal Distributors; Content Providers; the Set Box Manufacturers; the Content Aggregator; Call Center Operator and

the Middleware provider. “And as we deepen its processes, there are valuable add-ons such as Videoon-Demand (VoD); internet facilities; interactivity; Electronic Program Guide, including the vital process of audience measurement that will spike advertisement spend in the broadcasting industry and others, that our viewers will become used to. “The Broadcasting value chain will be enhanced, not only in terms of viewing experience but also, and very crucially, as a platform of enhancement of creativity and the opening up of the vistas of new jobs for the Nigerian economy”.

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the peaceful protest against the leadership of the Party over the imposition of candidates for the forthcoming local Government Election across the state at the Party’s Secretariat Oke Ado Ibadan...on Monday.

NAPTIP seals up baby factory in Abuja

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the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have sealed up a controversial illegal maternity and baby factory whose acclaimed Chief Medical Director, Mr. Chigozie John Emmanuel (aka Akuch) was arrested few weeks ago for allegedly swindling several women in dare need of babies. NAPTIP Director General, Dame Julie OkahDonli, who disclosed this in a statement said that the 38 year old herbalist was arrested following a combined effort of the officers of the Agency and and the DSS. According to the state-

ÏSays will be prosecuted ment, Emmanuel was specialised in deceiving women into thinking they are pregnant and thereafter giving other people’s babies to them having collected lots of money. The statement added that investigation was currently ongoing to determine the level of crime allegedly committed by the suspect. The Herbal Concept was located at New Nyanya, Abuja The illegal medical outfit, Akuchi Herbal Concept, located on Old Road around Pure Water area, New Nyanyan, Abuja, was subsequently sealed up by NAPTIP officials. The Daily Times recalls

that NAPTIP officials had last week arrested Emmanuel for allegedly deceiving women into thinking they are pregnant and thereafter giving other people’s babies to them having collected lots of money. His arrest was based on a previous arrest by the Nigeria Police, of a woman whom they saw with a baby in Abuja enroute Minna, Niger State. Based on their suspicion, they detained and questioned the woman on the identity of the baby she carried. She admitted to being a patient of Emmanuel, whom she said administered some herbs to her after years of infertility. The latest operation was

coordinated by the Director, Investigation and Monitoring Department, Mr. Greg Esele on the directive of the Director – General, Dame Julie Okah- Donli. Items recovered from the facility include local herbs which the suspect said he uses to stimulate ovulation for women, some soaked black-coloured leaves and concoction which he uses on his victims and other smelling substances. Some charm and voodoo items were also recovered from the suspect.m It was discovered that contrary to his claim as displayed on the signpost, the clinic was virtually empty thereby raising question on how the women were able to believe his claims.


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Hold APC responsible for killings in Nigeria –Secondus Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia

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killings in some parts of the country, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has said that, the All Progressive Congress, APC must be blamed for the killings in the country. The party’s national Chairman, Uche Secondus stated this in Umuahia Monday while on one- day inspection tour of the projects executed by Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, stating “We must blame the Federal Government of APC for the misinformation and abandoning the responsibility of protecting lives and property of Nigerians”.

“All has collapsed. There is no fuel, there is no food and herdsmen have been given the license to kill”, he said stating that the APC is divided and has no mission and no vision. While urging the APC to stop playing politics with hunger and food, warned, “Enough is enough”. The PDP national boss disclosed that APC is determined to rig the 2019 elections in the country, stating “it is their plan to rig the election through INEC”. He warned INEC that they should be prepared to conduct credible election, stating “We are warning you, INEC” and pleaded with God to give Nigeria people what they want, that

is free and fair election. According to him, “the best gift the APC-led government led by Buhari will give the people is to conduct free and fair election. “APC has failed woefully, but if they fail to do that (credible election), nobody knows what will happen. We are tired in the hands of APC. The youths of the nation must be prepared to take their destiny in their hands. The youths must rise and take their country. “The centre controlled by the APC cannot hold. This government is inept, cannot hear the cry of the people and has damaged the judiciary. They want to run down the National Assembly”.

He said, “We are on a mission of recovery from the hands of APC. Even the market women know this. APC has collapsed and failed the nation” pointing out that the PDP is working quietly with the fear of God and the people’s support. He disclosed that he had talked to so many governors in the North Central, stating “they are on their way coming”. “PDP is the best alternative and Nigerians are yearning for PDP, disclosing that all the governors of the party are intact and in agreement and are still in the party, pointing out that there will be no rumour as all is intact and waiting”.

L- R: Members of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry on the Gas Explosion at Ugbor, Engr. John Okovido, Prof. Anthony Ogbeibu, Chairman of the Panel, Justice Peter Osaretin Isibor, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq.; Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele; and another member of the panel, Mrs. Oduwa Jennifer Ajise Esq., after the inauguration of the panel, at the Government House, in Benin City, the Edo State capital....on Monday

Okowa gets second term endorsement ÏÏÏPROMINENT Deltans

have endorsed Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for second term, saying Deltans who are 18 years and above should ensure that they collect their permanent voters’ cards (PVC) to enable them exercise their voting rights. The politicians who spoke at a rally organised by the Delta Political Vanguard (DPV) at Agbor Sunday, stated that Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has performed to the satisfaction of the people. Engr. Omeni Sobotie specifically said, “Every Urhobo is committed to Gover-

nor Okowa coming back as Governor, we know that with his return, and successful completion of his tenure in 2023, it will be the turn of the Urhobos.” To Mrs Gbubemi Kpenosen, “we all love Governor Okowa, he is working to our satisfaction, we want her back, so, every woman, every youth should collect PVC to vote Okowa again, if you want Okowa again, ensure that you register to enable you vote in the election.” Hon. Tam Brisibe who spoke on behalf of the Ijaws, stated, “Ijaws are ful-

ly backing Governor Okowa and there is no going back on that,” while Bashorun Askia Ogeah said, “Senator Okowa is a good product and does not need much to market him, we are confident that he will win again in 2019.” Chairman of DPV, Hon. Michael Diden in his speech, said, “Governor Okowa must complete his second term, he has done so much, if those of us in Delta South and Central are saying that we want Senator Okowa for second term, it means the entire Delta State want Senator Okowa again,

we should get our voters card to enable us show our strength through votes.” The Director-General of DPV, Hon. Ifeanyi Eboigbe thanked Deltans for their support saying the Governor will hear the clarion call on him to re-contest for the governorship seat. Organizers of the rally say they are determined to tour the nooks and crannies of Delta state to canvass support for governor Okowa. The speeches were punctuated by dance and songs extolling the virtues and sterling qualities of Governor.

AMBODE inaugurates boards of Lagos sports, trust fund, Commission ...Appoints Femi Pedro as Chairman Benjamin Omoike

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Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday identified the importance of collaboration of key stakeholders to achieve the desired goal for sports administration and development in the country, saying funding of sports should not be the exclusive preserve of government. Speaking at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, when he inaugurated the new boards of the Lagos State Sports Commission and the Lagos State Sports Trust Fund, governor Ambode emphasised the need for the private sector to partner with the government to invest in sports development especially in training talents that abound in the country, as well as putting necessary infrastructure in place. He said: “I want to reiterate our commitment to the sports sector and the need for collaboration between the government and all sports stakeholders in the state. “In achieving our vision in sports, it is our belief that the funding of sports should not be the responsibility of government alone. This informed the establishment of the Sports Trust Fund, whose mandate is primarily to interface with the private and public sectors to raise funds for sports development. “Funds raised through the Sports Trust Fund would be utilised for various aspects of sports development on the recommendation and advice of the Sports Commission.” On the other hand, the State Sports Commission is charged with the responsibility of upgrading and maintaining various sports facilities, developing strategic plans for sports development in the state, identifying and creating new locations for development of community sports facilities, overseeing the activities of all the sports associations in the state, grassroots sports development as well as capacity building for sports administrators, sports officers, coaches and athletes. Speaking further, the governor said the inauguration of the new boards of both agencies was part of the grand plan of positioning Lagos as one of the top sports destinations in

Africa, saying that the vision of his administration remained to make the state the hub for sports, tourism and entertainment and leveraging on the interconnectivity within the three sectors. While maintaining the capacity of sports to put the state on the global map, governor Ambode said the recently concluded Lagos Marathon had already received international recognition and would soon be regarded as a major event in the world athletics calendar, assuring that with more of such sports events, government would engage more youths, produce more star athletes and create a synergy with sports, tourism, entertainment and hospitality, thereby using the sectors to grow the economy and serving as a tool for youth empowerment and development. While the Trust Fund is chaired by a former Lagos state Deputy Governor, Mr. Femi Pedro, the Lagos State Sports Commission is to be headed by seasoned sports administrator, Dr Kweku Adedayo Tandoh. Other members of the Trust Fund are Olaposi Agunbiade (Executive Secretary), Dr Enitan Oshodi, Oladipo Awe, Adekoyejo Adejumo, Segun Odusanya, Akindele Ogunlana, Kweku Tandoh, Babatunde Bank-Anthony, Moyosore Ogunseinde, Professor Ademola Abass, Fola Padonu and Omolola Essien. Members of the Sports Commission are Babatunde Bank-Anthony (Director General), Olaposi Agunbiade (Executive Secretary), Gboyega Edu, Toyin Okenla-Ojeaga, Prince Fatai Olukunga, Abdulazeez Tijani, Babatunde Fatayi-Williams, Oluseyi Akinwunmi, Bolaji Adeniji-Adele and Gbenga Kuye. Responding on behalf of the appointees, Pedro thanked Governor Ambode for the opportunity to serve the State, assuring that the members would deliver and perform far beyond expectations. A group of good governance advocates, under the aegis of “Our Mumu Don Do” addressing media men during a peaceful protest at the National headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja over alleged under-age voting in Northern Nigeria...on Monday.


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Gelegele Seaport: Benin won’t cede land to Ijaw –Benin Leaders Titus Akhigbe,Benin

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Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (second right); Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya (right); Managing Director, Planet Project Limited, Mr. Biodun Otunola (second left) and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Habib Aruna (left) during the Governor’s inspection of the ongoing construction of the Oshodi Transport Interchange....on Monday

Ogun 2019: Only justice will promote peace –Senator Bajomo Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta

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Ogun West Senatorial District of Ogun State, and former President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, (ICAN) Senator Kola Bajomo has called on all indigenes of Ogun West to remain united in the quest of ensuring that the District presents a formidable candidate for the governorship seat in the State. Senator Bajomo who spoke as a guest lecturer at a reception organised by Yewaland Development Forum for a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Rahmon Bello held at Rotary Centre Ladoke Akintola Crescent Lagos State, said the zone has all the potentials to win the 2019 governorship elections if they are united. Senator Bajomo who represented Ogun West Senatorial District between 2007 to 2015, said the marginalisation of Yewas zone of the State if not addressed now is capable of degenerating into a situation of creating public outrage and youth restiveness in the area within the shortest time. Speaking on the topic “Ogun State Project: Stemming the erosion of economic and political agitations of the underdeveloped West District”, Senator Bajomo appealed to all Politicians in Ogun State to allow justice and fairness to prevail. “The issue of governance should go beyond parochial

personal interest in order to prevent public outrage that may damage the integrity and credibility of Ogun State as a State of heroes and heroines in the history of democracy in our nation and in the continent of Africa”. Speaking on the need for all Yewas to remain united, the guest speaker said, “If we all agree to sink minor divisive differences that has made us a divided race or district, we shall be able to match victoriously to the government seat in 2019 from where we can now end this frustrating history of deprivation and marginalisation”. “Our coming to the State house in 2019 will enable us to play the decisive game of equity and fairness that has made development eluded us for a very long time”. He also appealed to aspirants from the zone to realise “that all of us can only be a winner if one of us is a winner”. Earlier while welcoming guests to the programme, the National President of Yewa Development Forum, Alhaji Ayo Adeyemi said for Yewa to achieve the dream, “we need leaders who can take risks leaders who are willing to make meaningful sacrifices for the development of Yewaland, leaders who are humble accommodating, understanding, accessible and willing to serve without counting cost or expecting returns”. Alhaji Adeyemi said the forum decided to honour Prof Bello because of his sterling

performance while serving as the Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos, and due to his unblemished success which have been so widely commended. “We are happy that shame is not the lot of Yewaland, rather, he has done us proud and he has shown to the World the great potential in every nook and cranny of our dear vast but yet untapped mini world- Yewaland.” The Chairman of the occasion and the former deputy governor of Ogun State, Alhaja Salmot Badru in her speech called on all indigenes of Yewaland to remain united. She called on all eligible

voters from the zone to ensure that they obtain their permanent voters card so as to perform their civic duties. The Royal father of the day, the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle thanked Prof Rahmon Bello for making Yewas proud adding that the entire Yewas will continue to be grateful to him. Other eminent personalities that were present at the occasion are BoT members, some governorship aspirants from Ogun West including Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Suraj Isola Adekunbi, past and present legislators from Ogun West

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Formerly GLORY BEN EYEKAN Now GODWIN BLESSING ETIM . Former document remains valid. General public should take note. SALISU ATTAI I formerly known and addressed as SALISU FATAI, now wish to be known and addressed as SALISU ATTAI. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as, MISS. RACHAEL JULIUS HART, now wish to be known and addressed as, MRS. RACHAEL ALAMONIA JULIUS. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

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Formerly OLAITAN ADEOLA OLAITAN now ABOLAJI ADEOLA OLAITAN . Former document remains valid. General public should take note. TSAVUM SEEMBER MERCY I formerly known and addressed as SAAWUAN SEEMBER MERCY ,now wish to be known and addressed as TSAVUM SEEMBER MERCY. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

Benins in Edo State have again vowed that they will do everything lawful to ensure that not an inch of Benin land is forcefully taken away from them by the Ijaws. They made this declaration Monday at a meeting in Benin City attended by Benin traditional rulers, Priests, Chiefs, Elders and political leaders including serving legislators at the State and National Assembly. The Benins and Ijaws in parts of Edo State have been entangled in land disputes which if not properly handled can lead to a major security and tribal crisis in the state. But at the meeting, the Benins insisted that the disputed land situated in five communities in Edo South Senatorial District belong to them and that the Ijaws who they claimed are settlers do not have rights to the land where they are currently dwelling. They called on the Benins at home and in the Diaspora to unite and ensure that the Ijaws do not take an inch of Benin land away from them. Convener of the meeting and the traditional ruler of Obazuwa, HRH Prince Edun Akenzua had told the gatherMRS ABIOLA ALERO OLUWASEYI.

ing that the meeting became necessary for them to articulate ideas as how best to tackle the threat from the Ijaws who are bent on taking over Benin land by force. “The threat from the Ijaws is audacious and more urgent”, Prince Edun Akenzua said, adding despite the ruling by the Supreme Court in 1983 in favour of the Benins, the Ijaws have never given up their claims over Gelegele and other communities in Benin land. He wondered why the Ijaws will be so bold to wanting the government to recognize the five kingdoms; the Ijaws are claiming they have in Benin land and also asked the government to give their traditional ruler (Pere) a staff of office. “The Ijaws also say that are aborigines of Edoland and that wherever they now find themselves is their God-given land,” HRH Prince Edun Akenzua said. CONFIRMATION OF NAME I, BEN OBI and BEN OBICHERE, refer to one and same person but, now wish to be known and addressed as, BEN OBICHERE. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note. OLADUNJOYE COMFORT ADESOLA.

I formerly known and addressed as Miss Abiola Alero Oluwaseyi Shonubi now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs Abiola Alero Oluwaseyi. All former document remain valid. General public take note

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Formerly Ukpe Egagana Samson now & date of birth 16th June 1956 not 16th August 1954. & Ukpe Samson Enajite . Former document remains valid. General public should take note.

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OGUNLOLU OLAJUMOKE BOLAJI. I formerly known and addressed as OLADEJO OLAJUMOKE BOLAJI , now wish to be known and addressed as OGUNLOLU OLAJUMOKE BOLAJI. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as Ogbu Ruth Chukwubechukwu ,now wish to be known and addressed as Ogbu Ruth Chekwube. and my date of birth is 10/07/1981. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

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‘Paris Club refund: Edo not among states owing teachers’

ÏÏÏReforms by Edo State

Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, to attend to the needs of teachers and the administration’s judicious allocation of the Paris Club refund has been applauded by independent researchers, who have affirmed that, indeed, the state government does not owe teachers’ salaries. In a statement on Monday, in Benin City, signed by the Special Adviser to

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the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr Crusoe Osagie, the state government said that the absence of Edo State from the list of states owing teachers’ salaries in Nigeria confirms the government’s statements on the status of salary payment to teachers. “For the avoidance of doubt, we make bold to say

that Edo State government does not owe teachers’ salaries,” he averred. The verdict was contained in a recent publication, THISDAY Sunday, February 11, 2018, by the Enough is Enough Nigeria entitled Teachers’ Travails: A case of unpaid salaries, detailing 13 states of the federation that owe teachers’ salaries, ranging

from one to 28 months. According to the organisation, “Civil servants in some states have been at the mercy of their governors. Salaries are delayed, halved or not paid at all. Yet, elected officials in those states do not share the same fate. The outstanding salaries have crippled economic activities in those states and civil

servants find it difficult to afford basics of life.” Osagie said that the Governor Obaseki’s purposeful leadership in Edo State is people-centric, which is why at the outset of his administration, he put up a system to ensure teachers are paid as and when due. He added, “We are pursuing reforms and good governance models that place

high premium on human capital. This is why the state government has ensured that salaries are not just paid but that there is continuous training for capacity development. “It is heartening to know that detractors, who have pilloried Edo in the past, are seeing what these independent data have to say about the state of teachers’ salary payment in Edo State.”

Ajimobi swears in pioneer Customary Appeal Court President, new HOS day application, ÏÏÏOyo State Governor, modern will complement our exSenator Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday swore in the pioneer President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Solomon Akinteye, with a charge on the judiciary to speed up the process of dispensing justice in order to decongest the courts. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Ibadan, the governor also urged Akinteye to immediately generate new rules of practice and procedures towards enhancing speedy delivery of justice. In another ceremony, the governor also administered the oath of office on the new Head of Service, Mrs. Olawumi Ogunesan, during when he enjoined her to join hands with his administration to enhance the ongoing reform of the civil service. Ogunesan, who until her appointment was the permanent secretary in the ministry of local government and chieftaincy matters, succeeded Mr. Soji Eniade, who was recently appointed the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration upon his retirement. The governor described the Customary Court of Appeal as a creation of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), making it a superior court of record. He also quoted Section 3 of the Customary Court of Appeal Law, 2008, as stating that the court shall be a superior court of record to which appeals from customary courts shall lie in civil proceedings. Ajimobi said: “With the establishment and full operation of this court, it is envisaged that the regular courts will be decongested with matters whose jurisdiction is covered by the relevant customary courts. “Customary law, in its

isting laws in appropriate cases. “The court, whose President is being sworn in today, will serve as the major vehicle to blend our appropriate customary laws and practices with constitutional validity. I urge you to immediately generate new rules of practice and procedures for speedy delivery of justice.” The governor expressed the hope that the giant stride which he said his administration had attained would also streamline the adjudicating process in the customary courts. He called on the leadership of the state’s judiciary to set new rules of practice and procedure for the Customary Court of Appeal, its judges and the registry to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in the judicial process. Speaking during the inauguration of the new HOS, Ajimobi reiterated his administration’s commitment to transforming the state public service, stressing that her choice as the new Head of Service was purely on merit. The governor said: “The position of the Head of Service is the ultimate rung of the ladder in our civil service. The office is responsible for the leadership, management and capacity development of the civil and public service in the state. “It is the engine of governance and the administrative machinery for implementing government directives, programmes, activities and policies. “In choosing the new HOS, painstaking efforts were put into carefully selecting someone who possesses uncommon qualities, including but not limited to experience, professionalism, diligence and loyalty to the vision and leadership of our government.”

A group of good governance advocates, under the aegis of “Our Mumu Don Do” addressing media men during a peaceful protest at the National headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja over alleged under-age voting in Northern Nigeria...on Monday.

I’ll support my son-inlaw for governor-Okorocha

Val Okara, Owerri

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state in spite of stiff opposition on Monday insisted that he would support his son- inlaw ,Uche Nwosu to run for 2019 governorship race in the state. Nwosu who is currently the Chief of Staff Government House, Okorocha saïd that if Chief Uche Nwosu comes out to contest the 2019 governorship election in the State, he would support him on the ground that he has all the qualities of an ideal leader. Governor Okorocha spoke when the officials of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and leaders from Owerri Municipal Council visited him at the Government House to urge him to encourage and support Chief Nwosu for the governorship of the State. The governor who claimed that although the Chief of Staff has not told him that he wanted to run for the governorship of the State, but if he

comes out he would support him, adding that he has known Uche Nwosu over the years but does not know his parents and describing him as an honest man. He said: “Uche Nwosu is hardworking, and never gets tired. He is a very humble young man. Not proud. Not arrogant. So, Power won’t enter his head. In spite of the position he occupies you can’t see him quarreling with anybody or maltreating anybody. He does not segregate against anybody whether from Orlu or Owerri or Okigwe zone. He relates with people enviously. I have checked him in and out; I have not found him wanting.” “What the State wants is Imo governor and not Owerri Zone or Orlu Zone or Okigwe Zone governor. Zoning does not put food on the table of anybody. The young man is a team player, who does not use his office to molest anybody. He has the qualities of a good leader. If he says he will run for governor, I will support him”. “Obviously it might be

as a result of these qualities that most people are talking about Uche Nwosu for governor everywhere even when he has not declared for the governorship. It might also be the reason for the endorsements he is getting from all quarters. You see, you don’t hide a good product. And the joy of every leader is to have a worthy successor. You don’t mind political opportunists. We have done very well as a government and we should be concerned about what happens to the achievements after”. Okorocha stated, He “I am not from Owerri zone, but my administration has done more projects in Owerri zone and Owerri Municipal in particular more that the administrations before me had done put together. We need Imo governor and not a zonal governor. I have done in Okigwe zone what the man from the zone could not do for them. The records are there”. The governor also called on the Igbos not to repeat the mistake of 2015

stressing that the Igbos must massively vote for APC and President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, adding too that the Igbos need the North for Political survival. Earlier in his remarks, Hon. Obinna Mbata who spoke on behalf of the Party and Political leaders from Owerri Municipal said their desire is to see a person with sense of leadership no matter where the person comes from to succeed Governor Okorocha and a person who believes in development, and that they have seen Chief Nwosu as the man with these qualities. “The question is what happens to the amazing achievements of the governor after he must have left. The achievements of the governor have exceeded the expectations of so many people. And who succeeds him should be the concern of all patriotic Citizens of the State. That is why we are here, to tell you that Uche Nwosu has all it takes to measure up well”.


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Those opposed to cattle colonies are only playing politics -Kolawole What are the achievements of the Kogi State House of Assembly in 2017? The House in 2017 decided on some bills, some motions were also raised on the floor of the House and resolutions passed. Among the bills passed last year was that of the Criminal Administration of Justice which was passed by the House and assented to by the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. Thebillissignificanttothecountry and it has been domesticated in Kogi State to quicken the process of criminal justice. Also in 2017 we had six bills that passed through public hearing, some of the bills have something to do with traffic law, hotel and tourism, energy, water and pension reform. As soon as we return from recess we will attend to the bills by passing them into law. How far has the state House of Assembly gone with the passage of the budget? We intended to pass the budget in the month of March after we return from recess by February 28th, but the need as shown by the executive arm of the government to commence the implementation of the budget compelled members of the Assembly to quickly return to the House to attend to the budget defence by Ministries, Department and Agencies. Apparently, when we take a look at the 2018 appropriation bill, we discovered that some areas in the budget needed to be jacked up. Actually the 2018 budget as presented to the House on December 21st, 2017 was slightly above N147 billion, but during budget defence we had to increase it to over N151 billion for obvious reasons. For instance, the sum of N100 million was appropriated for Kogi State University for accreditation exercise and during the defence of the budget the management of the institution complained vehemently that the sum allocated to the university will not be enough for the accreditation and having viewed the importance of accreditation of courses to the institution being the only state university we have, we don’t have any option than to jack it up to N500 million.

Hon.Mathew Kolawole is the Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly. At an interactive session recently with members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of journalists, Kogi State council, Kolawole said those opposed to the establishment of the proposed cattle colonies are only playing politics. He also supports autonomy for local governments as proposed in the constitution amendment bill of the National Assembly and other state matters. IDRIS AHMED was there for The Daily Times.

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Similar consideration was rendered to College of Nursing, Obangede where we also increased their budget for the purpose of accreditation. The House also considered and increased the sum allocated for road construction from Okengwe to Ayere due to some bridges involved. So, we have passed the 2018 appropriation bill and the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assented to the budget which is very ready for implementation.

In Kogi State the issue of cattle colony has been politicised to distract and discourage the good intension of the government on the best way to solve the herdsmen and farmers impasse. In fact cattle colony is a policy of the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the incessant crises between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers, the Federal Government only urged the state governments to key into it for the realisation of the policy.

There is the rumour of the state government’s plan to sell ten properties of the government to finance the 2018 budget, what is the position of Kogi State House of Assembly on that? I am just hearing this for the first time and there is no way I can believe what is being posted on social media. Again the House have not received any letter from the executive arm of government of the state to that effect and if the rumour is true definitely the House will be communicated, but for now it is still a rumour. What is the position of the House on the contentious local government autonomy? Yes, the alteration bill emanated from the National Assembly and we have fifteen alteration bills sent to Kogi State House of Assembly. In fact, at the Speaker’s conference we have looked into the bills critically and discovered that one of the contentious among the fifteen items was that of the local government autonomy. I am a product of local

government, because the votes that took me to the assembly came from the local government. I represent Kabba/Bunu state constituency and I want the local government to enjoy autonomy, but in a situation where we want to pass a law and we discover that there is a petition we have to refer the bill to public hearing and that is exactly what we have done, but some people see our action as throwing away the bill which is not true. As I have said, the NUT sent a petition demanding that they should be separated from the local government autonomy, their grouse was that the local government Chairmen do not pay their salaries and allowances as at when due. The NUT also demanded that their pay should come directly from the federal account. Even at the Speaker’s conference we resolved that the bill should not be passed until the contentious issues from the petition are resolved and the only way it can be resolved is by referring the autonomy to public hearing where the NULGE, NUT, Civil Society Organisations

and the general public will sit down and discuss the issue and the petitioner has to convince us why they don’t want to be with the local government. So as soon as we return from the recess the public hearing will commence. The state government took a loan of N10 billion without the approval of the House why? The loan was taken by the state government through consultants which does not require our approval. The aim of the loan was to augment what the government had to pay the backlog of unpaid salaries of civil servants in the state. I was part of the committee to mediate between the Organised Labour in the state and the state government before the Labour called off their strike and part of the resolutions during our joint meeting was that government should pay the backlog of salaries it owed the workers in the state and what the government needed to pay the salaries was N16 billion. But the state government then CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12


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When Ugborodo community rose against lordship of Olu of Warri Benjamin Omoike The people of Ugborodo Community in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State have once again reiterated that they have never been under the Lordship of the Olu of Warri Kingdom, calling on President Muhammadu Bahuri to disregard any claim by ‘those who call themselves Leaders of Thought in the Community’. The community made this position known in a peaceful protest held in the community at the weekend, saying that at no time were they part of the Olu of Warri kingdom, as they do not have any Chief from Ugborodo kingdom that forms part of the Chiefs in the palace of the Olu of Warri and that they do not have any land in OdeItsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people. The Ugborodo Community Council of Elders had in a statement signed by 27 members of the Ugborodo Council of Elders refuted two open letters (advertorials), addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, published in one of the national dailies saying that Ugborodo Community is part and parcel of Warri Kingdom under the overlordship of the Olu of Warri. But in a swift reaction by the people of Ugborodo community, who streamed out in their hundreds to protest what they termed as “slavery” by the palace of the Olu of Warri kingdom, they said they could no longer tolerate the level of alleged injustice being done to them by the Palace of the Olu. Some of the placards carried by the people during the peaceful protest read, “Ugborodo Kingdom is not part of Olu of Warri”, “Governor Okowa, Ugborodo People Are Not Against Your Government”, “There Are No Kidnappers, Murderers, Criminals In Ugborodo Kingdom”, “Ugborodo Must Move Forward”, “We Have Different Kingdoms Such As Ugborodo Kingdom, Gbaramatu Kingdom And Warri Kingdom”, “Governor Okowa Please Help Us Recover Funds Meant For The Development Of Ugborodo

Kingdom From Chief Ayiri Emami”, etc. Hon. Thomas Metseagharun, the Toritsemogha of Ugborodo Community, who spoke to journalists during the peaceful protest said they were against the slavery of their people by some few people in Warri, who had resorted to calling them all sorts of unprintable names in order to destroy them, adding that Ugborodo community was an autonomous community under the leadership of Olaja-Orori. “We are protesting the slavery of our people by some few people in Warri. How can we have this mighty project in our land and we are living in abject poverty? Yet some people in Warri are calling us armed robbers, kidnappers, bunkerers and all sorts of names. Can this crowd you are seeing here be bunkerers? “We have all the various security men here and they can attest to the fact we are peace-loving. How can we have Chevron Nigeria Limited in our community, yet we are suffering? There is nothing to show that we have an oil company here in our community. “Ugborodo is an autonomous community. We have been in existence since 13 AD. It is the oldest community in this area and we are not under anybody. The leadership of this community is under the leadership of the Olaja-Orori, under the leadership of Benson Dube Omadeli. Because of the wealth found in this community, people outside started calling us all types of negative names. There are some people who are hell bent on destroying this community. “We are fighting against these agents of destruction and destabilisation, and we are saying that we can no longer allow people to use us again. All the people fighting us are not living in this community. You cannot change who we are. We know that we originated from Ode in Ijebu land. We are from the Yoruba lineage,” Hon Metseagharun said. He added, “We have always been an autonomous community and so nobody should use politics to curtail or oppress us. The Ugborodo people have no shoreline in Ode- Itsekiri and neither do we have any Chief in the Olu’s Palace, yet they want to

Protesters at the weekend, rejecting the Lordship of the Olu of Warri cow us into joining them. “Ugborodo land is about 32 kilometres. We have never been part of the Olu of Warri Kingdom. But some people are trying to stand on the rule of law to say they are backed by a court judgement that was presided over by three people from the same family.” On her part, a member of the community Mrs. Felicia Gbobi, who also spoke to journalists lamented that the Olu of Warri has allegedly used security personnel to chase them out of their community, adding that ever since they started rejecting the Lordship of the Olu of Warri kingdom, the people have not been able to sleep with their two eyes closed. “I am a young woman, but I have been around for more than five decades now and my mother is still alive. Ugborodo has never been part of Olu of Warri. They want to use security men to intimidate us and we can no longer sleep with our eyes closed. Look at Chevron that has been operating here for decades, in spite of their presence we do not have food to eat, and our children do not have jobs. “We want to appeal to the Federal Government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, to come to our rescue. We want them to come and rescue us from the hands of the Olu. We are a peace

loving community who abide by all the laws of the land. We are not criminals, but traders who are trying to make a living. We are for APC and this is one of the reasons why they are after our lives. We don’t want to belong to PDP again,” Mrs. Gbobi added. On his part, Apostle William Agbajor, accused some Chiefs from the Palace of the Olu of Warri of allegedly conniving with some people to deprive them of what rightly belonged to them, saying that most shore protection contracts meant for the community had been abandoned by these Chiefs. “Before the advent of Warri Kingdom, Ugborodo Community has been around. It was the late Ginuwa, who passed through this community in the 40s that claimed this land. Since their coming to this community, they have been terrorising and oppressing us. Since 1959, when oil was discovered here in large quantity, nothing has been done in this area. We do not have schools, hospitals, electricity, water and we are not given employment. “Recently, the Itsekiri Leaders of Thought made some publications and claimed that they are the owners of this community because of a kangaroo court judgement they claimed to have. We will not accept that kangaroo judgement that says Ugborodo has been under the Lordship of the Olu of Warri Kingdom.

“If what the leaders are saying is true, then what have they been doing with all the monies they have been collecting to develop the community? What happened to the shore protection project awarded to them during Obasanjo tenure? The late Olu abandoned that project. Recently, also, the contract to pile Arunton to Constain was abandoned. “The shore protection contract from Ogidigben to Mandagho that was given to one of the Chiefs in that palace was also abandoned after they have collected over 800 million naira from the state government. If they say they are truly Leaders of Thought, where were they when these monies were mismanaged? “From the years they are quoting, 1921, many countries have gotten independence since then. We are saying enough is enough and that we can no longer take it. We want to be on our own. They came to meet us here. This territorial area was created by God Almighty for us. From here to Warri there are other kingdoms. “Gbaramatu kingdom which is behind us here, have their own king. Ogbe-Ijoh, Agbassa, Okere-Urhobo and other kingdoms are all in Warri. What have they done to all these kingdoms? They should leave us alone. Everyday they use soldiers to come and terrorise us here. What have we done? We already have soldiers, Navy and the police here, so why are they deploying more soldiers here?” he queried.

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only had N6 billion from Paris Club refund and to be able to pay the salaries, government have to quickly source for funds to pay the salaries before Christmas and New Year. So a consultant was contacted through whom the state government borrowed the sum of N10 billion. Before the repayment, the executive will have to write to us for the regularisation of the loan, that is when we will come in because the fund is a loan not grant. We thank God today that the much noise about the nonpayment of salaries has died down in the state. I have

to mention it categorically without mincing words that Kogi State is among the few states in the country that pay minimum wage as well as relativity to its workers which make the salaries and wages very high in the state. There is a general outcry over the planned establishment of cattle colony in the state, what is the position of the State Assembly? In Kogi State the issue of cattle colony has been politicised to distract and discourage the good intension of the government on the best way to solve the herdsmen and farmers impasse. In fact cattle

colony is a policy of the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the incessant crises between the Fulani herdsmen and farmers, the Federal Government only urged the state governments to key into it for the realisation of the policy. Obviously, the land Act has been existing for long in this country and the Act empowered the state governors to either approve or revoke any land as the case may be. The claim that the colony was targeted at taking people’s land is not true and the House of Assembly has no power to revoke the law. The Fulanis and our parents have been living and doing businesses

together without any crises. So if there is problem today I believe that it is better to solve the problem through dialogue which Governor Yahaya Bello has been preaching at many fora so that people of the state can live harmoniously. I am optimistic that the steps taken so far by the governor for the establishment of ranches will go a long way to solve the problem and will also boost the economy of the state. The APC in the state in the last two years has been enmeshed in crises, what effort are the members of the party in the Assembly doing to tackle the

party crises? It is highly unfortunate that the crisis in Kogi State chapter of APC lingered till now. The crisis is within the executive of the party and I believe that whatever has a beginning must also has an end. Sadly, even when some stakeholders were making effort to wade into the crises, the utterances of some of the executive members of the party in Kogi State does not help matters. On our part as members of the party and with the governor as the leader of the party in the state, every problem within the party will be resolved so that the party remain strong to face the 2019 elections.


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Moghalu, ex-CBN chief joins 2019 presidential race Patrfick Okohue with Agency Report

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2019 presidential race may be more interesting than many anticipate, as a former deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has announced that he was consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019. Moghalu who spoke with journalists in Lagos on Monday said that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from Nigeria’s career politicians. He said that he would not be deterred from joining the race, in spite of speculations that 2023 was the year slated for Igbos to have a shot at the presidency.

Moghalu argued that politics in Nigeria should be detribalised for Africa’s most populous nation to grow and take its rightful place in the comity of nations. “It is the turn of any competent Nigerian to aspire for the post of presidency because career politicians have failed Nigeria.” He said that zoning, which had been used by the major political parties, might have been relevant in the past but that it was no longer necessary because competence should be placed above tribe in present day Nigeria. “Zoning was an internal arrangement by political parties that was not constitutional. It should no longer matter where the president comes from. “The future of Nigeria

rests in technocratic interventions. We need thinking people that will take Nigeria from the politics of stomach infrastructure to politics of mental infrastructure.’’ The former CBN chief said that the first part to progress for Nigeria was for the people to begin to think differently and beyond tribe in choosing those who would lead them. Speaking on a second term for President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Moghalu said that the president had constitutional rights to seek re-election. “I don’t fathom how anyone can say the president should not run for a second term. It is his choice, the decision on who becomes Nigeria’s president in 2019 rests with Nigerians. ‘’

On the nation’s economy, the economist pointed out that “the economy was in a delicate situation before the present administration. “The handling of the forex crisis though was misguided. The drop in oil prices actually affected the value of our currency but government should have simply allowed the naira to find its true value which would have reduced the inflation rate.’’ He said that Nigeria must look beyond continued dependence on oil and encourage independent institutions to flourish. Mr. Moghalu, however, advised Nigerians to eschew docility and become more forceful in demanding accountability from their leaders at all levels of governance.

authority of Ughelli South Local Government Council in Delta State has waded into the feud between cattle rearers and host communities, and constituted committees for peaceful co-existence. The council’s Chairman, Dr. Richard Kofi who confirmed this to journalists on Monday, said the activities of herdsmen and other criminals hiding under the guise of herdsmen to create criminalities, were fast becoming worrisome; a situation that had also created sleepless nights for the

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Rev Michael Gokum, Catholic Bishop of Pankshin Diocese in Plateau, has urged Christians to be charitable and generous at all time. Gokum gave the advice at the launch of the 2018 Lenten campaign of the diocese on Sunday in Amper, Kanke Local Government Area of Plateau. Our correspondent reports that the diocese used the occasion to raise funds in support of the poor and the needy in the immediate locality and environ. According to the cleric monies realised will be handed over to the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), an NGO of the diocese for charity, The prelate noted that blessings abound much more in giving, hence the advice for Christians not hesitate in donating to bring succour to the poor and displaced in the society.

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“We are living in a society where things keep getting worse on daily bases, most especially for the poor. “The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) is on the increase because of the series of unrest we have been experiencing in various parts of the country. “While we pray for peace in the country at large, there is need for Christians to lend their hands of support to those in need. “Charity is the church, and without it there is no church. So, I urge you to be generous at all times because there is more blessing in giving, “he urged. Gokum further said that the resources realised would be judiciously used to support Catholics and non Catholics, Christians and non Christians. This newspaper reports that the 2018 Lenten campaign has the theme” Nigeria and the Quest for National Unity.”

NBA takes sensitization programme on ACJA to Kano, Jigawa

L-R: Oba Oniru, President Eko Boys High School Old students Association, Engr Adeniji Raji, members Kayode Enitan and Rilwan Fashina when the old boys present Distinguished Old Boys’ Award to Oba Oniru in his palace.

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people of Ughelli South. He said that the taskforce committee on promoting peaceful co-existence among cattle rearers, farmers, and host communities in Ughelli South, would serve as primary responsibility of government to protect the lives, and properties including maintaining laws, and order in the state. Dr. Kofi maintained that herdsmen in their private businesses like every other business man, and their business should not inhibit the transactions of other persons; hence they must operate within the ambit of the law for peaceful and har-

monious relationship in the council area. He said that any herdsmen carrying arms will be regarded as criminal, and will be handed over to relevant authorities, and called on the committee members at the council, government level and vigilante chairmen of all the six clans to inaugurate the taskforce in their various communities for proper monitoring of the activities of the herdsmen, and warned that any herdsmen carrying arms will be regarded as criminals, and would be treated as such. Expectedly, the 17-man

committee was charged with the responsibility to stem the tide of herdsmen invasion of communities in Ughelli South, proactive in curbing the grazing activities of suspected Fulani herdsmen, provided conducive atmosphere for good relationship between herdsmen, and provide inclusive participation of various interest groups in conflict management, and properly designate the right compensation for the herdsmen and farmer, including appropriate recommendation to government on herdsmen/ farmers activities where necessary.

sociation, NBA, has taken its sensitization campaign programme on the implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to Kano and Jigawa states. Some states are yet to adopt the ACJA as their procedural law for the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria. Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in conjunction with the Mac Arthur project team has taken its sensitization campaign on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to Kano and Jigawa states. This was contained in a press statement made available to journalists Monday in Abuja. According to the association, NBA 1st VicePresident, Caleb Dajan Esq, who represented the NBA President Abubakar Mahmoud, SAN, stressed the importance of the ACJA in the Criminal Justice System and stated that it is the Association’s desire that at the end of the day, the aim of the workshop will not only be achieved but contributions made will lead to a smooth implementation of the Act in Kano State and Jigawa State. He appreciated the presence of officers of various security agencies, who are also key partners in the administration of criminal

justice. Mr. Caleb Dajan later inaugurated the nine member state committee assigned with state level tasks to build partnership and work in collaboration with key stakeholders working in the area of domesticating and implementing the ACJA 2015. The Project Coordinator, Muritala Abdul-Rasheed Esq, gave the project overview. He noted that, the uniform adoption of the ACJA in all 36 States of the Federation has been hindered by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria, which vests the States Houses of Assembly with the power to make laws for the peace, order and good government of the State among other legislative provisions. He said “the NBA identified the need to promote and advocate for the domestication and implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 across 28 States in Nigeria with the theme; Promoting the Domestication and implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Legislation across Nigeria”. He added that, the ACJA is geared towards ensuring that the system of administration of criminal justice in Nigeria promotes efficient management of all criminal justice institutions, speedy dispensation of justice, and protection of the rights and interests of the suspects and the victim of crime.


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Bauchi Governor’s wife empowers 1,600 women Samuel Luka, Bauchi

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Vote buying: INEC has vindicated us on Anambra poll - UPP Myke Uzendu, Abuja

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National Chairman United Progressive Party (UPP) Chief Chekwas Okorie has stated that the party has been vindicated by The Independent National Electoral Commission over their position on the November 18, 2017 Anambra State Governorship election. UPP had in a statement in Awka after the election, said that it was characterized by massive vote buying perpetuated by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). They alleged that the parties established shops at virtually all the Polling Units for votes buying purpose noting that the difference in votes won by these three parties was in their individual capacity to out-bid one another at different places as the highest bidder always wins in such

bazaar. According a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Ogbuehi Dike, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu decried open vote buying at polling stations, lamenting that “Votes of citizens should determine by who wins in an election. He quoted Mahmood as saying that “democracy must never be on sale in an open market. It is the will of the people that should determine who wins”. The election umpire also sought for collaboration with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to address this and also monitor campaign funds. According to the statement, “The unfortunate aspect of the perfidy in the Anambra Governorship election is that this show of shame took place in the full glare of all the security agencies that covered the election. If this dangerous dimension to winning

election is allowed to spread across the country then our democracy is doomed. The much expected 2019 general election will be a mere charade. “The implication of this unfortunate development is that politicians will consider it wasteful and unnecessary to promote their parties manifestoes and canvass their blueprints for governance during campaigns in order to sell their party and candidature to the electorate. Politicians will consider that all that they have to do is to amass wealth, set up shops at Polling Booths, out-bid their rivals and wait to be congratulated and celebrated for a landslide victory. “If this is allowed to gain root, then criminals, money launderers, treasury looters and their likes will take over the political space, occupy juicy elective and appointive offices in Nigeria from the next democratic encounter in 2019. In that way,

pects had been handed over to the police for further prosecution. While urging the youths in the area to maintain peace and unity at all times, captain Arolu noted that anywhere there is crises, the innocent people will suffer, and when the army steps in the story will be different. He said: “for the purpose of peace and security which is our primary function as security agents, and to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Ugborhen community, henceforth, all illegal and unscru-

pulous activities such as cultism, stealing fighting by carrying weapons such as wood, cutlasses, knives, gun, battle axe, and bottles are hereby banned”. Meanwhile, as part of efforts to curb indecent dressing by students of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, the management of the university has banned every form of dressing considered irresponsible by students of the institution. The university, in a memo by its Registrar, Mr. Dan Urhibo, specifically banned “the wearing of twisted hairstyle by male students, and wear-

democracy in Nigeria will definitely assume a new and ridiculous definition. Nigeria will be ruined.” The party Chairman added that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo support for State Police as panacea to the perennial security challenge in the country is in tandem with the UPP position as provided in Chapter 6 of the party’s Manifesto which states: “UPP shall promote and establish State Police and Community Policing. UPP shall make every State citizen and member of Community a stakeholder in the matter of State and Community Security. UPP notes that the role of State Governors as the Chief Security Officers of their States is a relatively empty formula.” Professor Osinbajo’s statement that: “We cannot realistically police a country the size of Nigeria centrally from Abuja. State Police and other Community policing methods are clearly the way to go,” is in consonance with UPP’s clear policy on State Police.

1,600 women have been empowered by the wife of Bauchi State Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Mohammed Abubakar across the State on various skills acquisition training programme. Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the trainees held at Banquet hall, Government House Bauchi Monday, Hajia Abubakar charged the beneficiaries to utilize the skills acquired in order to improve their standard of living. The First Lady who organized the training through her NGO, BSWEEP, in collaboration with the State Ministry of Women Affairs also donated working equipment and a sum of N16 million to the graduands to enable them practice the various trades they leaned. Hadiza explained that the gesture was part of

Sokoto partners World Bank on 500km rural roads “We hope to identify the ÏÏÏ Sokoto state govern- roads together with their ment has signed an agreement with the World Bank for the construction of 500km rural roads across the state. This was disclosed by the state commissioner of finance, Malam Saidu Umar, in a statement issued to reporters in Sokoto Monday. “The agreement covers different locations spread across the three senatorial zones of Sokoto State. “We have kept to our part of the bargain by releasing our counterpart fund. We’re awaiting the arrival of the team from the World Bank to finalise other details of the agreement.

JTF arrests 6 suspected oil thieves in Delta Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) operatives in Ugborhen community in Delta State have arrested six suspected oil thieves in the area, and warned the youths in the area against cultism and other related crimes. The commander in charge of the Ugborhen-Elume axis, captain Alex Arohus, who confirmed the arrest of the six suspects, said the operatives acted on intelligence gathering on Sunday evening, adding that the sus-

ing of ear rings by male students. “Others are sagging of trousers and showing of underwear by male students, wearing of transparent dress by female students, and any other forms of dressing by students considered unsightly/irresponsible. “This circular, therefore, is to bring to the attention of staff and students the decision of management for implementation. Defaulting students will not be allowed entry into any of the university’s campuses, lecture rooms and examination venues”. It called on Deans of Facul-

her effort to complement the state Government in improving the living standard of women across the state. While speaking, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state who was represented by his Deputy, Nuhu Gidado, reiterated the determination of the State Government to improve lives women with the aim of removing the socio-cultural barriers preventing them from realising their full potentials. He further used the occasion to inform of his administration’s determination to fashion out intervention strategies that have direct bearing on the lives of women which include free child and maternal healthcare services, provision of ample educational opportunity and other policies to cater for the diverse yearnings and aspirations of women in the state.

ties, Heads of Departments, HOD’s, and security operatives within the university to ensure strict compliance, assuring that any student found wanting in this regard would be dealt with accordingly. A top security source in the university, who spoke on the ground of anonymity, told our reporter that they have implemented the directive of the management as they have been restricting students found wanting from entering the university. He said, inter-alia: “we have ensured strict compli-

team and agree on the time-frame for execution,” the statement added. The commissioner said the Aminu Waziri Tambuwal administration decided to key into the World Bank’s Rural Access Mobility Project (RAMP) so as to improve transport conditions, by opening up rural areas in all parts of the state. He added that one of the cardinal objectives of the present administration is to provide projects and services that would stand the test of time. “We hope to see to the execution of the project as soon as possible,” he added.

ance to this directive since February 7, 2018. Any student that is found to be poorly dressed is sent back home whether male or female. It is unfortunate that most of the students now dress indecently. “We will not compromise despite the fact that they have started examination. Few days ago, some students in a salon car were denied entry into the University for Indecent dressing. We asked them to go back and dress properly even though they pleaded that they were already late for examination”


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Group partners NCC, Communications ministry to reduce poverty Ladesope Ladelokun with agency report

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Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle), congratulates Otunba Femi Pedro (right), Commissioner for Special Duties & Inter-Governmental Relations, Mr. Oluseye Oladejo (left) congratulates Pedro as the Chairman of Lagos State Sports Trust Fund during the inauguration of the Trust Fund at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House, Ikeja, on.... Monday

N22.8bn fraud: Amosu, others may settle out of court Peter Fowoyo

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Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (Rtd), on Monday told a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, that he is discussing with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on the possibility of settling his case over alleged N22.8 billion fraud out of court. Amosu, alongside two other officers of the Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Bola Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Owodunni, and eight

companies were on June 29, 2016, arraigned by the anti-graft agency before Justice Mohammed Idris, on a 26-count charge of stealing and concealing of proceeds of crime. The companies are; Delfina Oil and Gas Ltd, Mcallan Oil And Gas Ltd, Hebron Housing and Properties Company Ltd, Trapezites BDC, Fonds and Pricey Ltd, Deegee Oil and Gas Ltd, Timsegg Investment Ltd and Solomon Health Care. A number of witnesses have so far being called by the EFCC in the matter while the court had

equally admitted series of documents as exhibits. At the resumed hearing of the matter yesterday, EFCC’s lawyer, Nnaemeka Omewa, told the court that the defence team are currently in talk on the possibility of settling the matter out of court. “My lord, the defence team met with the prosecution and have proposed terms of settlement. We are still on it, but we are also ready to go on with the trial of the accused persons”, Omewa said. Responding, Amosu’s lawyer, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN) while confirm-

ing the submissions of the EFCC’s lawyer, sought for an adjournment to allow parties conclude with discussions. He said: “It is true that parties have met. It is also true that terms have not been fully perfected. Therefore, parties will be willing to come back before the court to report the outcome of our discussions”. After listening to the submissions of parties, Justice Idris adjourned the matter to March 7 for report of settlement or continuation of trial.

Herdsmen menace: Not all herdsmen are killers –Obaseki Titus Akhigbe,Benin

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Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Monday admonished farmers and residents not to be deterred by activities of some bad eggs among nomadic herdsmen, declaring that not all herders are killers. The Edo governor said: “Not all herdsmen are killers. Some of them are doing genuine business. We should not allow the bad herdsmen activities scare us from our farms. “In every society, you have the good, bad and ugly; and there have always been Fulani herdsmen since we were kids. That is what we are seeing now”. Obaseki who stated this

at a symposium organized by the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Edo State said his administration has stepped up plans to address the menace of herdsmen/farmers clash. Part of the plan according to the governor is the banning of night grazing and arms carrying herdsmen in the State. Represented by the Special Adviser on Food Security and Agriculture, Mr. Joe Okoje, Obaseki disclosed that a 7-man committee which includes Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), DSS has been inaugurated across the 18 local government area of the State to address the menace.

The symposium is titled: “Sustainable Agriculture as a Panacea to Herdsmen Attack on Arable Crop Farmers in Nigeria”. Earlier in her address, the acting Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel, Mrs. Nefishetu Yakubu said: “If we must help government of the day to achieve its quest to diversify the economy through agriculture, then we must begin by first proffering solutions to the herdsmen attack on arable crops farmers. On his part, The State Comptroller Prisons, Mr. Amadin Osayande said: “as custodian offenders, we have no herder as inmate in our custody.

Osayande who described himself as part-time farmer said his farm was set on fire last year by marauding herdsmen. He expressed concern over the carrying of arms by herders adding that “when there’s food security, there will be hunger. Also, an associate Professor in the faculty of Agriculture, Ambrose Ali University Dr. Agharese Osifo submitted that word “Livestock Development Centre” should be used in the federal government proposed “Cattle Colony”. According to him, colony should not be a sectional thing because Nigeria is a multi-ethnic country.

the GSM Village Handsets and Accessories Dealers’ Association, Abuja, Mr Chris Eze has sought the partnership of the Ministry of Communication and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in training its members. Eze made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He said the partnership and trainings became necessary because of the current trend in science and technology, especially in handsets’ manufacturing. The Chairman said the sales and repairs of phones at the market had become a source of livelihood to all his members, hence, the need to have advanced knowledge in their workability. ‘’The challenges we have is in terms of training because the invention is all over now. If new phones come into the country, there are ways government can support us. “If they train us, we can train others and the issue of poverty will be reduced. “Here, majority of our

members are between the age bracket of 20 and 35 years and this is where you get the youths. “Some of them get educated today through this business and most people here got married through this business,” he said. Eze urged the government to encourage them by providing enabling environment “so that we can be able to do our business and do it in a way and manner that people won’t see us as touts but as genuine businessmen.” He, however, expressed regrets that the union was yet to get any assistance from government, saying “most of the things we do here are through individual’s effort.” On how members who specialise in phone repairs adapt to new technologies, he said: “if any new technology comes in, most of our people who are educated, especially the graduate ones, go on internet to learn more.’’ He said some of them even ordered for the phone parts before the phone would come in order to get the knowledge on fixing it. “And when they get this knowledge on internet, they will come and retrain others as well,” he said.

Refuse would soon disappear on Lagos streets–Abiru Alade Tasma

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Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Lateef Abiru has assured residents of Lagos that the State will soon be free of refuse that were seen in some streets in part of the State. The lawmaker gave this assurance while speaking with Journalists at a health programme in Bariga area of the State. The programme tagged; “Three day medical outreach” was organised by Abiru to take care of various health challenges confronting his constituents. Over one thousand residents benefitted from the health initiatives. Speaking further, the lawmaker explained that the refuse seen in part of the State would be seen no more soonest as the Akinwumi Ambode led administration in the State as well as the leadership of the State House of Assembly which have always demonstrated zero tolerance for dirty environments have put all necessary efforts in place to ensure that the refuse you see in some area of the State, you shall see them no more soonest. The cleaner Lagos initiatives are meant to ensure cleaner environments at all times in the State. “Whatever you think might have been responsible for the current refuse situa-

tion has been effectively taken care of by the State and Lagosians we begin to experience refuse free environments in a very short time, this I can assure you,” Abiru stated. He however, appealed to residents of the State to cooperate and support efforts of the State government on a cleaner environment by ensuring proper disposition of their waste as well as do not patronize the cart pusher for waste disposal. On the health programme, the lawmaker who is representing Shomolu constituency 02 explained that the initiatives were another way of giving back to his constituency. “It’s said that Health is wealth, therefore, we want our people to have access to health facilities. Having noticed that many of our people have health challenges but due to fund, they could not go to hospitals hence the need to come up with the health initiatives.” Giving credence to the need for the programme, though on a sad note, Abiru disclosed that a member of the staff of Bariga LCDA recently lost his life as a result of health challenge, adding that the large turnout of the residents for the programme was also a pointer for the need to take care of the people healthy wise.


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Oshodi-Int Airport road construction extends to Ladipo market Benjamin Omoike

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ongoing reconstruction of the Lagos International Airport Road has been extended to the Ladipo International Market axis along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, by the state government. The government on Monday also announced plans to construct a pedestrian bridge at Toyota Bus Stop in response to the yearnings of traders and residents of the area, with the contractor expected to begin work on the bridge next week. State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who disclosed this during an extensive inspection of ongoing projects across the state, said the extension was to complement the Airport Road reconstruction in line with the regeneration of the entire

Oshodi axis. “There is no point doing the Airport Road if we don’t extend that contract to where I am standing here and so I want to do it from Oshodi to Guardian Newspapers axis. I want to rehabilitate the road and turn it to a modern road. The only way I can do it also is if you don’t do any trading on the road. “I promise you I will also do a Pedestrian Bridge at Toyota Bus Stop. So, the contractor that is doing the Airport Road will commence work on the Pedestrian Bridge and this road next week if you allow me. That is why I have come here personally; I was here yesterday (Sunday). I don’t want to inconvenience you but I have come to appeal to you; just be patient with us. We will bring growth and development to this place,” the gov-

ernor said. Governor Ambode, who also inspected ongoing construction of roads around Ladipo International Auto Spare Parts Market, called on traders to leave the road to enable the contractor complete the projects. Accompanied by key members of his cabinet, he expressed concern that the presence of traders displaying their wares on the road was hampering the construction work and delaying the completion on schedule. Addressing thousands of traders who came out to hear from him, he said he had come out personally to appeal to them to leave the road, so as to enable work continue and that if they complied, the project would be delivered by May this year. “When I came here last

year and I went through the Ladipo Market, I promised you I will do all the roads within the market and you will all cooperate with me. So, last year August, I fulfilled my promise; I awarded the contract of Akinwunmi Street, the Ladipo Street and then the other streets on the adjacent side. “The contractors have gone to work. I have just inspected the project at Akinwunmi Street and the drainage has been completed. You were the ones that told me I should come and do the roads; I have asked the contractors and they are promising me that Akinwunmi Street will be delivered by May but I have an issue and that is why I have called the Vice President of your Association to stand by my side here. “Now, the only reason

why that contract will not be completed on schedule is that some of you are trading on the roads that we want to repair and you were the ones that said we should come and repair the roads and so you need to talk to yourselves. I don’t want any trading on that road until we finish it. This is February, in another three months, we will finish it. So, the leaders in this market, please talk to your people, they should vacate the roads; let us bring development to your market. “I have come to appeal to you. If you don’t do it by way of appeal, you know I also have the power to close the market but I don’t want to do it and so let there be peace and when there is peace,

ÏÏÏThe

Mandela Washington Fellow initiates artists, healthcare professional collaboration Patrick Okohue

ÏÏÏA 2015 Mandela Wash-

ington Fellow, Mr. Kunle Adewale, on Sunday inaugurated an Art in Medicine Fellowship for public health practitioners and professional artists in Lagos. Eighty five (85) medical professionals including doctors, nurses, and trained caregivers as well as fifteen (15) visual artists were inducted into the yearlong fellowship. The 100 inductees will hold a series of creative art engagements such as painting, drawing and collaging for children and young adults living with sickle cell anaemia, cancer,

and mental health conditions. The sessions will be held for patients in selected hospitals and healthcare centres in Lagos, including the National Sickle Cell Centre, Idi Araba; Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH); and Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba. Arts in Medicine project seeks to incorporate the arts into healthcare delivery, with a view to enhancing holistic patient care. The project is funded through a public diplomacy grant from the United States Consulate General in Lagos. According to Adewale, who doubles as project lead of Ten-

der Arts in Nigeria, the Arts in Medicine initiative will enhance public perception of hospitals as centres for nurturing and healing. “There is increasing evidence that the display of visual art, especially images of nature, can have positive effects on health outcomes, including shorter length of stay in hospital, increased pain tolerance and decreased anxiety,” he explained. Speaking at the inauguration of the Arts in Medicine Fellowship, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Ms. Darcy Zotter, expressed optimism that the initiative will go a long way in

improving the quality of lives of the participating patients. “The Arts in Medicine initiative is yet another example of projects that support U.S. Mission Nigeria’s goals. The U.S. Mission to Nigeria’s Public Affairs Sections makes available grant and funding opportunities to carry out projects of this type, which have social impact. “We are happy to support this project which seeks to transform healthcare service delivery and healing through the arts. Creative arts programs can help patients work towards recovery in an effective and enjoyable way,” Zotter added.

Responding on behalf of the traders, Vice President of the market, Mr. Jude Nwankwo, commended governor Ambode for delivering on his promise to transform the axis, assuring that they would cooperate with the government and vacate the roads to enable the contractor complete the project on schedule. “We would cooperate with you, we do not have any reason not to cooperate with you because all that you have promised to do, you have done it. Moreso, we are all beneficiaries of all the good work you are doing in Lagos,” Nwankwo said.

FG targets 2025 timeline on war on child labour Idu Jude

L-R : Chairman of the Bayelsa State 6th Anniversary Public Lecture and former governor of old Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Guest Lecturer and former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. General Alani Akinrinade rtd, former chairman of the Editorial Board of the Guardian Newspaper. Prof. Gabriel Dara, Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson and the Human Rights Activist and Spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumaku on their arrival at the Chief DSP Alamiyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, to attend the Restoration Government 6th Anniversary Public Lecture in Yenagoa.

there is progress and there is development,” he said.

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bolaji Adebiyi Monday said that the implementation of the National Reporting Template for combating child labour remains one of the most pragmatic ways of eliminating all forms of child labour in Nigeria by 2025, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 8 and Target 8.7. The Permanent Secretary who was represented by his Technical Adviser, Mr. Emmanuel Igbinosun stated this Monday in Ibadan Oyo State, while declaring open a two-day capacity building workshop on the National Reporting Template on Child Labour, organized by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment. According to him, “I believe strongly that the National Reporting Template for combating child labour remains one of the most pragmatic ways of harnessing the potentials, and comparative advantages of the various stakeholders in order to make meaningful progress.” Adebiyi emphasized that the reporting template would not only help in tackling the incidences of child labour across the country, it will also serve as a valuation mechanism to facilitating the identification of gaps in the implementation of multi-sectoral strategies and processes as well as provide basis for proactive and remedial actions aimed at reducing or eliminating child

labour in Nigeria. Furthermore, he expressed the Ministry’s readiness to step-up labour inspections in all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory, adding that the workshop is a practical demonstration of the determination of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment to ensure that all members of the steering committee are well sensitized and are aware of the substantive targets set under Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal which seeks for “immediate and effective measures to eradicate Forced Labour, end Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and secure the prohibition of Worst Forms of Child Labour, including the recruitment and the use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.” “it was in the light of the above that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in collaboration with Development Partners and other Stakeholders developed and formulated a robust National Policy on Child Labour and National Action Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour In Nigeria.” He avowed In his remarks, the Director Inspectorate, Mr. Solomon Ajibola said the Ministry will continue to champion the fight against child labour, he enjoined participants to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the workshop to acquire the skills needed for effective and efficient reportage on child labour.


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OYENIRAN ABDUL MATINI

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UMOREN ISRAEL BABATUNDE

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OSEHON AMOS OSEDEBAMHEN

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MRS UDE GERALDINE OZIOMA

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MRS EZE MARGARET ADANI

MRS ANTHONIA ONYINYE NNAMCHI

(Trustees)

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MRS OTIJI AMARA CHIDIMMA

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I, formerly known and addressed as MARK RICHARO CHMUCHMA, now wish to be known and addressed as MR ONYEMA RICHARD NNAMUCHI. My correct date of birth 19th October 1979. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

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ANIEKE OBINNA KINGSLE

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OBORO PAUL FRIDAY

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MRS NWEKE JULIET NKEIRU

OKEKE CHINYERE IFEOMA

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IJEOMAH NKECHI EVELYN

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CHUKWU JOSEPHAT CHUKWUDI

UZOUKWA CHISOM QUEEN

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CHANGE OF SURNAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

THE TRUST AND TRUTH CHRISTIAN MISSION INT’L

I, formerly known and addressed as OSSAI IFEANYI, now wish to be known and addressed as IFEANYI NDUBUISI. I did my change of name on 2008 but it was misplaced. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note.

JESUS’ SECOND COMING PREPARATORY CHURCH

This is to inform the general public that my name OKERULU FELIX OBIANYO was wrongly written but now wish to be corrected and addressed OKERULU ISAAC OBIANYO. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

This is to inform the general public that the above named MINISTRY has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja for registration Under part ‘’C’’ of the companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990.

The general public is hereby inform that the above named Church has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under Part ‘C’ of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Degree No. 1 of 1990.

TRUSTEES: APOST. ELIJAH .U. EZEAMA EVANG. JOSEPHINE EZEAMA KELLY IBOKU ALICE ADALIGHOFUE

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AWE ABIDAKUN JOSEPH - General Overseer 2. AWE ADEKUNLE JAMES 3. OGUNDELE PETER ABAYOMI

ADDITION OF NAME

MRS ESTHER NGOZI MADUIKE

That I was formerly known and addressed as LEWECH OBIAGERI, that I now wish to add FLORENCE to my former name that I now wish to be known and addressed as LEWECHI OBIAGERI FLORENCE. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take notes.

I formerly known as ESTHER NGOZI OGBONNA wishes now to be known and addressed as MRS ESTHER NGOZI MADUIKE. All former documents remain valid. University of Nigeria Nsukka (Enugu Campus), British Embassy Nigeria, Spanish Consulate Lagos Nigeria and General Public to take note.

ANYANWU NGOZI VIVIAN I, formerly known and addressed as Otu Ngozi Vivian, now wish to be known and addressed as Anyanwu Ngozi Vivian. All former documents bearing my name remain valid. General public and authorities concerned please take note.

THOMPSON MARY ADETOLA

I, formerly known and addressed as Thompson Mariam Adetola, now wish to be known and addressed as Thompson Mary Adetola. All former documents bearing my name remain valid. General public and authorities concerned please take note. MR. AHMED TAJUDEEN KEGBEYALES

OLUKAYODE BAKARE ADESANYA

I formerly known and addressed as Olukayode Bakare, now wish to be known and addressed as Olukayode Bakare Adesanya. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I. formerly known and addressed as Mr. Kegbeyale Tajudeen, now wish to be known and addressed as Mr. Ahmed Tajudeen Kegbeyale. All former documents remain valid. General public note please.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

This is to confirm and certify SAVIOUR BONIFACE UDOKANG and IMO BONIFACE UDOKANG refer as one person, now wish to be known and address as IMO BONIFACE UDOKANG. All former documents remain valid. General public please take note.

This is to confirm and certify NWANGWU VABRAZANDA CHINEDU, ALOYSIUS CHINEDU NWANGWU, VABRAZANDA CHINEDU NWANGWU and OKWUCHUKWU ALOYSIUS CHINEDU refer as one person, now wish to be known and address as OKWUCHUKWU ALOYSIUS CHINEDU. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public please take note.

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

This is to inform the general public that my name ROSEMARY EBERECHUKWU was wrongly written and same in my native name “EBE” but now wish to be corrected and addressed as CHUKWUEMEKA ROSEMARY EBERECHUKWU. My correct date of birth is 29/01/1984. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

This is to inform the general public that my name NZUTEIGBO LUCY CHIAMAK was wrongly written during BVN Registration but now wish to be corrected and addressed as NZUTEIGBO LUCY NWAMAKA. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

DIVINE ASSURANCE EVANGELICAL MINISTRY The General public is hereby notified that the above named MINISTRY has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 TRUSTEES ARE: 1.ADEBAYO MATTHEW AKINBOBOLA-chairman 2.ADEOTI MOYINOLUWA-secretary 3.ADEBAYO EVELYN BOSE 4.ORIMOLADE ISAAC AKIN AIM AND OBJECTIVE To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Abuja FCT within 28 days of this publication

President/ General Overseer

AIMS & OBJECTIVE To preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

AIMS/OBJECTIVE: 1. To preach the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Any objection to the registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission,plot 420 Tigris Crescent , Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street Maitama , Abuja within 28 days of this publication.

Any objection to the registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tiqgris Crescent, Off Aguiyi ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, within 28 days of this publication. Signed: TRUSTEES.

Signed: APOST. ELIJAH .U. EZEAMA President/ General Overseer

CHERUBIM & SERAPHIM AKEDE IRETI OGO IGBALA WORLD OUTREACH INT’L The General public is hereby notified that the above named MINISTRY has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 The Trustees are: 1. Solomon AKEDE Igbala 2. Solomon Olusegun Ajibola. 3. Solomon Kunle David 4. Oke Ezekiel Adeoye

5. Taiwo Olusanya Joseph 6. Okesola Solomon Wale 7. Ibraheem Ramota Ayoka 8. Lasisi Gbadegesin Gideon.

Aims and Objectives: (I) To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all Nations. (ii) To raise and train strong body of Christ followers Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Abuja FCT within 28 days of this publication Announcer: Trustees Chairman

BETTER LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH ANY FORMS OF DISABILITIES INITIATIVE The General public is hereby notified that the above named has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 TRUSTEES ARE: 1.SANMI ALEGBELEYE STEPHEN. 2.HON JUSTICE BOLA FADOJU. 3.PASTOR PAUL EDU. 4.SUNDAY ALEGBELEYE 5.DR BEATRICE OLAWUMI AJIDAHUN 6.PROF AMUSEGHAN SUNDAY ADEJIMOLA.

7.DR OMOTOLA ALABA. 8.MRS TOLA AWOH. 9.PASTOR OBADAYE SUNDAY.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. 1.TO ASSIST AND EMPOWER PEOPLE WITH ANY FORMS OF DISABILITIES. 2.TO ENRICH AND CATER FOR THE WELL BEING OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Abuja FCT within 28 days of this publication SIGNED SECRETARY.

PARADISE ESTATE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION WOJI

The General public is hereby notified that the above named ASSOCIATION has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. Mr Biali Kandi 2. Mr Daniel Aminu 3. Sir Martin Ifeanyichkwu Ugwu 4. Mr Obinna Oluchi Okonkwo 5. Mr Ogbonna Aja-Nwachuku

6. Mr 7. Mr 8. Mr 9. Mr

Gabriel Okoduwa Ananyo Ernest Ikeanumba Nathanael Okpenyi Courage Osasuyi Erumwunse

PANACHE FOUNDATION The General public is hereby notified that the above named MINISTRY has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. Ekere David Ejeh 2. Mohammed Dolapo Abiola 3. Bello Opeyemi Wasiu AIM AND OBJECTIVE THE Foundation is for helping the poor and hungry. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Abuja FCT within 28 days of this publication SIGNED SECRETARY GRACE AND RESURRECTION POWER CHAPEL The general public is hereby informed that the above named Organization Grace and Resurrection Power Chapel has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2004 The Trustees Are: (1) Pastor Nwaokolo Michael Uwatue (2) Pastor Chukwu Edozie Darlington (3) Brother Nwankwo Joseph Amanna (4) Apostle Andy Mathias Nwaokolo (5) Sis. Nanafatimetu Yusufu

– President – Vice President – Secretary – Member – Member

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: (1) To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations of the whole world, proclaim liberty to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, deliver the oppressed. (2) To engage in Christian charity and Nation Building projects to help humanity including helping the poor, the aged, widows, building maternities, schools, hospital, orphanages, infrastructures etc. (3) To provide economic, financial and social empowerment to the poor, needy, less privileged, vulnerable and members through vocational training, skills acquisition and easy access to funds. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Abuja FCT within 28 days of this publication. SIGNED: ADEDEJI BOSEDE MODUPE (SOLICITOR TO THE APPLICANT) TAM ADEDEJI CHAMBERS 27, Fola Agoro Street, Opp. AMG Energy Resources, Shomolu, Lagos State tamadedejichambers@yahoo.com

IKEKEN YOUTH ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA The General public is hereby notified that the above named ASSOCIATION has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. Uidia Roland - President 2. Esele Clement - Secretary 3. Augustine Osaigbovo 4. Usifoh Santes Sylvester 5. Akhabue Wilson

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. For Social and infrastructural development. 2. Security and safety drive for Residence. 3. Social, economic and cultural integration of residents. 4. To represent and to promote the interest of all residents living in our area.

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. To promote love and unity among members. 2. To promote the welfare of members and Ikeken Community at large. 3. To assist members in fulfilment of their education pursuit. 4. To promote the development of Ikeken Community.

Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420, Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja within 28 days from the date of this publication

Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420, Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja within 28 days from the date of this publication

Signed: Secretary

Signed: Victor Usifoh Esq Solicitor

Signed Secretary

IMIEKEGBE CLUB 95 LAGOS The General public is hereby notified that the above named CLUB has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. MR. ABASS ODIGEN OSHORELUWA 2. MR. ISUMAFE OSENI 3. MR. OMOAGHE DAUDA ADAMU 4. MR UMORU ABDULRAHMAN 5. MR MOMODU YAHAYA 6. MR. EGUAKHIDE SUNDAY I. 7. ALHASSAN ISMAILA O.

-President -Vice president -Secretary -Treasurer -Patron -Patron - Elder

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. To promote friendship amongst members 2. To promote the economic and social development of members Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420, Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja within 28 days from the date of this publication. SIGNED BY: SECRETARY

TRINITY EVANGELICAL GOSPEL OUTREACH

This is to inform the general public that the above named Ministry has applied for registration under part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OKUNOLA OLA JOSEPH 2. OKUNOLA OLUWARANTI 3. OKUNOLA ISAAC OLUWABORI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. To lead people to Christ, discipleship of the saved souls and to seek the revivals of Chrisan families across the globe 2. To produce evangelical lms, to reach out to sinners and to edify the saints. 3. To seek and save the lost through church evangelism, outreach programs and church planinng. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, 420, Tigris crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama Abuja, within 28 days of this publication. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

AMOS AJIBADE OYEDEJI FOUNDATION This is to inform the general public that the above named has applied to the corporate affairs commission for Registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Acts of 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. OLUDELE ABIOLA OYEDEJI- CHAIRMAN 2. IFEDUN NANCY OYEDEJI- SECRETARY 3. MARY OGHENENIEVUME ADEWUMI- MEMBER 4. MARY FOLAKE OLADEJI- MEMBER 5. MARY OLUBISI SALAKO- MEMBER AIMS: To promote humanitarian ideals and give philanthropic support to the less privileged. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, plot 420, Tigris Crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi street, Maitaima, Abuja within 28 days of this publication. Signed: TRUSTEES


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GGOSPEL OF LIGHT, DELIVERANCE AND CHARISMATIC MISSION

This is to inform the general public that the above named Ministry has applied for registration under part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ADELEYE SUNDAY - PRESIDENT 2. OYENIYI TOYIN AUGUSTINAH - SECRETARY 3. STEPHEN ADEBOWALE NOAH 4. OLADEJO ADEBANJO MICHEAL 5. MRS OGUNKANMI TITILOPE RACHEAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.To seek and save the lost through church evangelism, outreach programs and church planing 2. To prepare all saints to reign with Christ in His coming kingdom 3. To set free those that is in the bondage of the devil through deliverance programs. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General, Corporate Affairs Commission, 420, Tigris crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama Abuja, within 28 days of this publication. SIGNED: TRUSTEES.

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DIVINE GRACE FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL

This is to inform the general public that the above named organisation has applied for registration under part C of the companies and allied matters act of 1990 BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1, Evangelist Patience Elogbamien- president 2, Mr. Bright Elogbamien- Vice president 3, Pst. Steve Okieke-Aigbe -secretary 4, Mrs. Faith Igbinoba _ Treasurer 5, Pst. Samuel Sonwu-member AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1 To provide and cater for the under privileged in the society 2, To encourage the growth of home discipline in churches 3, To propagate or disseminate the principles of christ in churches 4, To foster unity and love amongst the brethren in churches and environment 5, To empower and support the needy amongst the brethren in churches and the society at large. Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar General corporate affairs commission, plot 420, Tigris crescent, off Aguyi Ironsi street, maitama,Abuja P.M.B 198 Garki Abuja, Nigeria within 28 days of this publication. Signed Pastor Steve Okieke- Aigbe

UZOMA EUSEBIUS CHUKWUNONSO

Change of Names 23 MRS ISHAJOBI NDIDIAMAKA FAVOUR OGAH

CORRECTION OF NAME

I, formerly known and addresses as STEVSEBIUS EKWUEME CHUKWUNONSO now wish to be known and addresses as UZOMA EUSEBIUS CHUKWUNONSO. All former documents remain valid. The general public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addresses as MISS OGAH NDIDIAMAKA FAVOUR now wish to be known and addresses as MRS ISHAJOBI NDIDIAMAKA FAVOUR OGAH. All former documents remain valid. The general public should please take note.

This is to certify that my correct name is ODUNZE ERNEST CHINEYE as captured in my International Passport and not ODUNZE ERNEST UZOMA as was wrongly written in my documents. All former documents remain valid. The general public should please take note.

MRS ONWUCHI RUTH .N.

MRS. ONYEWEKE PRECIOUS NKECHINYERE I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OKEBUGWU PRECIOUS NKECHINYERE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. ONYEWEKE PRECIOUS NKECHINYERE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OGBARA TAOFIKAT OLATEJU

I, formerly known and addresses as MISS OFOHA RUTH .N. now wish to be known and addresses as MRS ONWUCHI RUTH .N. All former documents remain valid. Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo, NYSC and the general public should please take note. MRS IBUKUNOLUWA AYOYINKA ASAJU

I Formerly Known and Addressed as MISS IBUKUNOLUWA AYOYINKA ODUKOYA now wish to be known, called and addressed as MRS IBUKUNOLUWA AYOYINKA ASAJU All Documents and Certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note.

MRS ADEMILUA ADEBISI FUNMILAYO

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS BADEJOKO ADEBISI FUNMILAYO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS ADEMILUA ADEBISI FUNMILAYO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERN SHOULD TAKE NOTE

ADELAJA KAFILAT OLAYINKA

I Formerly Known and Addressed as LAWAL TAOFIKAT OLATEJU now wish to be known, called and addressed as OGBARA TAOFIKAT OLATEJU All Documents and Certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note. CHARLES IMONISA ASAMINO GREEN

I Formerly Known and Addressed as HASSAN KAFILAT OLAYINKA now wish to be known, called and addressed as ADELAJA KAFILAT OLAYINKA All Documents and Certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note.

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EMEKAKO CHARLES IMONISAN ASAMINO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHARLES IMONISA ASAMINO GREEN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC NOTE

MRS DAMI-ADEKUNLE AANU GLADYS

MRS ADEYANJU OLUKOREDE ADEYINKA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS AKINSE AANU GLADYS NOW WHICH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS DAMI-ADEKUNLE AANU GLADYS. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERN PLEASE NOTE

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ADESINA OLUKOREDE ADEYINKA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS ADEYANJU OLUKOREDE ADEYINKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERN PLEASE TAKE NOTE

MRS. OBISESAN RACHAEL MAMUZO

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AKANIMOH UBONG EBONG NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS RICHMOND UBONG EBONG. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I, formerly known and addressed as TABRITA RACHAEL MAMUZO , now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. OBISESAN RACHAEL MAMUZO. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

MRS.YOUNG BLESSING UCHECHUKWU. I, formerly known and addressed as Umeokechukwu Blessing Uchechukwu , now wish to be known and addressed as MRS.YOUNG BLESSING UCHECHUKWU. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

DANJUMA DESHI KEBANG

YUSUF OLATUNJI ADEYEMI

OLUWAKEMI SHEILA OSHOTUNDE

I formerly known and addressed as SHEHILATU KEMI KAZEEM now wish to be known and addressed as OLUWAKEMI SHEILA OSHOTUNDE . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. MRS ERO ORIGHOMISAN OMAGHOMI I formerly known and addressed as MISS OMAGHOMI ORIGHOMISAN ESTHER now wish to be known and addressed as MRS ERO ORIGHOMISAN OMAGHOMI . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

RAIFU RISIKAT FOLAKE I formerly known and addressed as GBADAMOSI FOLAKE RISKATU now wish to be known and addressed as RAIFU RISIKAT FOLAKE . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

ODENIGBO LUCIA EMMANUELLA .C

RICHMOND UBONG EBONG

I formerly known and addressed as DESHI FRIDAY DANJUMA now wish to be known and addressed as DANJUMA DESHI KEBANG . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. SALAMI ADIJAT MOTUNRAYO I formerly known and addressed as OLADIPUPO ADIJAT MOTUNRAYO now wish to be known and addressed as SALAMI ADIJAT MOTUNRAYO . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. CORRECTION OF NAME

I formerly known and addressed as AKANNI ORIYOMI ADEYEMI now wish to be known and addressed as YUSUF OLATUNJI ADEYEMI . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. NANCY EGBUCHE-OLAYERA

I formerly known and addressed as NANCY EGBUCHE now wish to be known and addressed as NANCY EGBUCHE-OLAYERA . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. REARRANGEMENT OF NAME

OGUNYEMI MEGAN JOY

In some of my documents including my BVN my name was wrongly written as ROSEMARY OKAMADU JAGUN instead of MARGRET NGOZI PAUL . I was born on 30/12/1979 not 15/02/1981.All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

In some of my documents including my National Identity Card my name was wrongly arranged as CHIUKUWUGOZIE KENNETH OKOROUGO instead of OKOROUGO KENNETH CHIGOZI .All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as ADEGBENRO MEGAN JOY AKINBIYI now wish to be known and addressed as OGUNYEMI MEGAN JOY . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

CHIKA BLESSING NNAMDI

OGORI RACHEAL SESI I formerly known and addressed as WUSSU RACHEAL SESI ABOSEDE now wish to be known and addressed as OGORI RACHEAL SESI. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

OKON EKAETTE I formerly known and addressed as EKAETTE S. EDET now wish to be known and addressed as OKON EKAETTE. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

ERINMA HILARY AZOMOKWU

CONFIRMATION OF NAME & CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH

I formerly known and addressed as CHIKA ORJI now wish to be known and addressed as CHIKA BLESSING NNAMDI . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note. AKINYEMI OLUWATOYIN DUPE I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS Oluwatoyin Dupe John WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS Akinyemi Oluwatoyin Dupe. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I Formerly known and addressed as Kalu Erinma Ekwueme wish to be known and addressed as Erinma Hilary Azomokwu. All former documents remains valid. General public to please take note.

In some of my documents my name was written as OLUWAYIMIKA AYOMIKUN ANUOLUWAPO EBENEZER also as OLUWAYIMIKA AYOMIKUN ANUOLUWAPO and OLUWAYIMIKA AYOMIKUN EBENEZER now i wish to be known as OLUWAYIMIKA AYOMIKUN ANUOLUWAPO EBENEZER my date of birth was wrongly written as 05/08/1995 instead of 05/08/1997. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

ARALOYIN OLAMIDE HAUWA

OSUNKOYA OLATUNJI BABALOLA

OKE IBEM NNE I, formerly known and addresses as OKE IBEM OGOCHUKWU now wish to be known and addresses as OKE IBEM NNE. All former documents remain valid. The general public should please take note. UWADIALE CHINELO NKECHINYERE I Formerly Known and Addressed as NNAMA CHINELO NKECHINYERE now wish to be known, called and addressed as UWADIALE CHINELO NKECHINYERE All Documents and Certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note. MRS JENNIFER BOLANLE OSENI FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ELISABETH JENNIFER JOHNSON NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS JENNIFER BOLANLE OSENI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERN TAKE NOTE OKORIE KELECHI AUGUSTINE

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKORIE KELECHI AUSTIN NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKORIE KELECHI AUGUSTINE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC NOTE

GIFT SAMUEL

I, formerly known and addressed as AYOOLA TOBILOBA BABALOLA, now wish to be known and addressed as OSUNKOYA OLATUNJI BABALOLA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as GIFT UMOH, now wish to be known and addressed as GIFT SAMUEL. My correct date of birth is 21st, June 1987. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

MRS ALABI MODUPE OLUWAKEMI

AHMAD MOHAMAD ELKADI

BOBBY GARUBA FREEDOM

I formerly known and addressed as MISS OTUYEMI MODUPE OLUWAKEMI now wish to be known and addressed as MRS ALABI MODUPE OLUWAKEMI . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as ELKADI AHMED now wish to be known and addressed as AHMAD MOHAMAD ELKADI . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as SHAIBU GARUBA OTUKPA now wish to be known and addressed as BOBBY GARUBA FREEDOM . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

MRS RAJI MORIAMO ABOSEDE

JULIANA OMOBOLA ODUBELA

BUSARI FRANCISCA EBUNOLUWA

I formerly known and addressed as FESOJAIYE MORIAMO ABOSEDE now wish to be known and addressed as MRS RAJI MORIAMO ABOSEDE . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as JULIANA OMOBOLA ADEBESIN now wish to be known and addressed as JULIANA OMOBOLA ODUBELA . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as BROOKS FRANCISCA EBUNOLUWA now wish to be known and addressed as BUSARI FRANCISCA EBUNOLUWA . All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed asOLUBUNMI OYEYEMI OLAMIDE, now wish to be known and addressed as ARALOYIN OLAMIDE HAUWA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known and addressed as ODENIGBO LUCIA .C. now wish to be known and addressed as ODENIGBO LUCIA EMMANUELLA .C. I was born on 22/12/1990 not 11/03/1995. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

OGBE OLUJIMI I formerly known and addressed as JIMI OGBE now wish to be known and addressed as OGBE OLUJIMI . I was born on 08/04/1982 not 08/03/1982. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

OKEI OHIOZIO RACHEAL

CORRECTION OF NAME

EMEDOLU OBIANUJU MAUREEN

I formerly known and addressed as Akaba Ohiozio Racheal now wish to be known and addressed as Okei Ohiozio Racheal. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

In some of my documents my name was wrongly written as ABDULSALAM MARIAM ABIODUN instead of ABDSALAM MARIAM ABIODUN .All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as IBEANU OBIANUJU MAUREEN wish to be known and addressed as EMEDOLU OBIANUJU MAUREEN. All documents bearing my former name remain valid, General public to please take note.

EKEADE OLUMIDE AKANNI

MRS. JOHN FAVOUR UGOCHI

CORRECTION OF NAME

I formerly known and addressed as Ekeade Olumide Abayomi now wish to be known and addressed as Ekeade Olumide Akanni. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as UGOCHI FAVOUR OMUZO now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. JOHN FAVOUR UGOCHI. All former documents remain valid, General public to please take note.

That on my BVN, My name was WRONGLY writeen as KASHIMAWO IDOWU, instead of KASHIMAWO ONI IDOWU All former document remain valid. General public note


24 Companies Registration ODUDUWA LIBERTY FOR ALL INITIATIVE

ONOZE EMPATHY FOUNDATION

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED INITIATIVE HAS HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA, FOR THE REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ‘ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990.

THE TRUSTEES ARR: 1. DANMOLA HAKEEM BABATUNDE. 2. SUMOLA SHOLATE DEBORAH 3. OKUNOWO OLASUMBO TEMITOPE. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO FIGHT AGAINST CHILD ABUSE AND FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. CHRISTOPHER ONOZE ILIMEZEKHE. 2. OMOWUNMI VICTORIA BELLO

ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, P.M.B. 198 GARKI, ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

OGIEABULU RICE PROCESSING AND SELLERS ASSOCIATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. HAJIYA AMINETU MUHAMMED 2. YESUFU SADIKU 3. SHAKA FATIMETU 4. IBRAHIM SANABETU 5. NASIRU AISHETU AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO CATER FOR THE WELFARE OF HER MEMBERS. 2. TO ENCOURAGE RICE PROCESSING AND MODERATE SELLING IN NIGERIA. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BAKARE AISHAT.

AUTO SPARE PARTS DEALERS ASSOCIATION YENAGOA THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES 1. KENNETH NWAFOR 2. NWAOKORO UZONNA CAJETAN 3. JOHN OGBONNA CHRISTIAN 4. ELOSI IFEANYI 5. SUNDAY OKOLI AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PROTEST THE INTEREST OF MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION 2. TO ENSURE THAT THE WELFARE OF MEMBERS ARE MADE A PRIORITY AND PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: DANIEL OLAOWEI APPAH ESQ

LIGHT OF SOLUTION POWER MINISTRY THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (A) EJIMOFOR ELIJAH IKEDI. (B) EJIMOFOR COURAGE ONYEKACHI. (C) NWAXHILI MANESEH ABUCHI. (D) BANKOLE MONDAY FEMI. (E) ILOANYA JACINTA ORISAKWE. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

IBEKU EGWU ASAA DEVELOPMEBT ASSOCIATION THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR CHANGE OF TRUSTEES UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. CHANGE OF TRUSTEE OLD TRUSTEE NAME 1 .DR J.O.J OKEZIE 2. DR J.C OGBONNAYA 3. DR CHIMEZIE OBINNA NEWEM 4. DR A. U IBELEGBU 5. MR ALLAN OKPOKIRI 6. CHIEF ONYRBUMBU AKOMAS 7. CHIEF ISAAC IROEGBU 8. CHIEF NWANNE NWABUISI 9 MR OBED OGBONNA 10. OKEY AMECHI ESQ 11. DENNIS OTUONYE NEW TRUSTEE NAMES 1. OGBQNNAYA CHARLES OBIOHA 2. ONIGBO JOHNSON O 3. NWABUKO EMMANUEL 4. ENYIAZU CHUKWUEMEKA 5. AGOMOH KENNETH NGADIUBA 6. NWAKODO SUNDAY 7. SAM ODOEMENAM ENYINNAYA 8. OGBONNA UDOCHUCHWU GODFREY 9. APUG O SUNDAY EMMANUEL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES REMAIN SAME ANY OBJECTION TO THIS CHANGE SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR_GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT , OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET , MAITAMA , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

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AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO HELP LESS PRIVILEGED AND PROVIDE FOR POOR ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

ZHONG-FEI MUTUAL ECONOMIC AID ASSOCIATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE. 1. LIANG KEDONG. 2. GAO GUOCHAO. 3. WU SHUMIN. 4. ZENG WEIJIA. 5. ZHOU LIJUN . 6. RUFIA ALIYU AHMED 7. JOJI CAPTAIN MOHAMMED. 8. ABACHA MOHAMMED SANI. 9. DAZHIA YAKUBU LAZARU. 10. AHMED BALA KOFARSORO AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1.TO MUTUALLY ASSIST IT’S MEMBERS ON ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. ANY OBJECTIONS TO THIS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY.

DATO CARE FOUNDATION

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES 1) MR FOLAHANMI KUMOLU JOHNSON. 2) MRS AKINJIDE OLABISI MERCY. 3) ONIBON DAVID AYOMIDE. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO CARE FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

YOUTHS AND I DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OBIAGWU PASCHAL MADUABUCHI -CHAIRMAN 2. NWACHUKWU EMEKA GEORGE. 3. OGBODO ABEL NNAMDI 4. AMOKE CHUKWUJEKWU CHINEMEREM - SECRETARY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF YOUTHS IN NIGERIA. 2. TO ENLIGHTEN YOUTHS ON THE ROLES EXPECTED OF THEM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA. 3. TO ADVOCATE FOR THE WELFARE OF YOUTHS IN NIGERIA. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: A.N OGBUANU ESQ

BRIDGE OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTRE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF NO1.S 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AGHAHOWA ANTHONY HOPE 2. AGHAHOWA MARYLAURA 3. ALIDU ELIJAH OJONYE 4. AGHAHOWA ANDREW OSAMUYIMEN 5. NYNABO GODSWILL TAMUNO AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO WIN SOULS FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. 2. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL THROUGH EVERY SCRIPTURAL MEANS. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR- GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B. 198, GARKI ABUJA AND THE UNDERSIGNED WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED: SECRETARY

SIGNED: AGHAHOWA ANTHONY HOPE, ESQ. AGHAHOWA IKOIWAK & CO. 165 AKOWONJO ROAD CELE BUS, AKOWONJO -EGBEDA, LAGOS. TELL: 08034399911

CALVARY KINGDOM PROOF OUTREACH

OPERATION FEED THE NATION AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION BENIN

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE : 1. PASTOR AIWEKHOE SUCCESS OSARENOKERE - PRESIDENT. 2. AIWEKHOE OSAIGBOVO- VICE PRESIDENT. 3. IGBINOBARO FLORENCE OMOYEMWENSE 4. OMORAGBON OSARUGUE OVBOKHAN AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WORLD WIDE.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990.

ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED: TRUSTEES

HIS MERCY REIGNS GLOBAL MINISTRY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED MINISTRY HAS HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA, FOR THE REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ‘ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1). PASTOR FRANCIS SOLA OMOLAYO ==== PRESIDING PASTOR (2). DEACONESS HELEN OLAWUMI OMOLAYO === ASSOCIATE PASTOR (3). BRO. OLASENI SAHEED OWOLABI ==== MINISTERS’ COORDINATOR (4). BRO. SAMUEL BUSAYO ALONGE === MINISTER (5). SIS. KEHINDE ABIMBOLA OWOLABI === TREASURER (6). BRO. OLUSEGUN AJAO ==== CHURCH SECRETARY (7). BRO. OLARENWAJU SULAIMON BOLAJI === MINISTER (8). BRO. OLALEKAN ADEBAYO === MEMBER. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, P.M.B. 198.GARKI, ABUJA .WITHIN 28DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY.

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OMORAGBON BRAIN OSAROBO 2. OKUNDIA DANIEL EGHATOR 3. OLISA-ABUTU ANTHONY NWACHUKWU AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO ENLIGHT THE NATION THE IMPORTANCES OF MODERN FARMING

SIGNED: SECRETARY.

GREEN FINGERS WILDLIFE INITIATIVE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. MOGBO CHINEDU CHIDOZIE 2. MINGO CHIKA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PROMOTE CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE AND THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT FOR THE GOOD OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC BENEFIT. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES


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DAVID’S CHRISTIAN CHURCH INTERNATIONAL CAC/IT/NO: 21950

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CHURCH HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REMOVAL AND ADDITION OF TRUSTEES AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, CAP C20 LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, 2004. THE OLD TRUSTEES ARE: 1. MR. OKONKWO KINGSLEY CHUKWUKA REMOVED 2. MR. EMEAGHARA PETER UDOJI REMOVED 3. AROGUNDADE OLASUPO OLUMUYIWA RETAINED 4. MR. ERIBENNE OBICHUKWU THOMAS RETAINED THE NEW TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ADEJANA GBADEBO OLUDARE APPOINTED 2. AMAKA TEMITOPE SAMUEL-ONYEANI APPOINTED THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES REMAINS THE SAME ANY OBJECTION TO THE APPLICATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL OF THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA – FCT, WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

Companies Registration 25 MAIFATA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘’C’’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1999 THE TRUSTEES ARE (1) MUHAMMAD AKARO (2) MUAZU MAIFATA (3) SADEEQ MUAZU MAIFATA (4) HAUWA MUHAMMED (5) THERESA AGBONMA UDENWA . AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO EDUCATE AND ADVOCATE FREE QUALITY PUBLIC BASIC EDUCATION FOR ORPHANS & INDIGENT CHILDREN. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

ARAB-AFRICAN INVESTORS ASSOCIATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. CHIEF DR ALEXANDER CHIKA OKAFOR 2. ASIWAJI MICHAEL OLUWALE-COLE 3. SIR AFAM MALLINSON UKATU 4. BARRISTER BEN TOCHUKWU CHUKWUKELU 5. REV PETERSON OGHENEKARO ETTOH 6. EBUKA ZEPHANIAH OKAFOR 7. CHIMA DESMOND ANYASO. 8. UKECHIR DAVID TERSOO. 9. MRS NKECHI OBI 10. MRS UJU IFEJIKA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE MEMBERS WELFARE. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: UDEOGU OBINNA ESQ

THE WAZIRI ADAMAWA ABBA MOHAMMED FOUNDATION THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES 1. ALKASUM ABBA - CHAIRMAN 2. DIKKO ABBA - SECRETARY 3. MOHAMMED BELLO - MEMBER 4. ABDULKABIR AHMED - MEMBER 5. ALKASUM UMARU - MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FOUNDATION 1. TO PROVIDE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATIONAL EMPOWERMENT 2. TO AMELIORATE THE PLIGHT OF REFUGEES 3. TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ORPHANS AND THE NEEDY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: DIKKO ABBA: SECRETARY

MEGA GRACE ABUNDANCE BIBLE CHURCH THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES ARE 1. REV AKPOROWHO EZEKIEL ASHIBUDIKE 2. PASTOR MRS VICTORIA AKPOROWHO 3. PASTOR GODWIN ONYEMAECHI ILOH 4. PASTOR OWIGHO IKEKELE 5. BRO OKUCHUKWU ISAAC AKPOROWHO AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST ALL OVER THE WORLD. 2. TO TAKE CARE OF THE WELFARE OF ITS MEMBERS. 3. TO ESTABLISH LOCAL BRANCHES FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL WORLDWIDE. 4. TO EMPLOY AND DEPLOY, TRAIN AND ORDAIN MINISTERS FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE WORK OF THE CHURCH ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

AUTO SPAREPARTS AND MACHINERY DEALERS ASSOCIATION (ASPMDA) IT NO /4250. THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR CHANGE OF TRUSTEES UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. OLD TRUSTEES ARE 1. ALHAJI ADE SALAMI -- RETAINED 2. MR CHARLES OKAFOR -- RETAINED 3. ALH A.O. -- REMOVED 4. MR EZULIKE -REMOVED 5. MR CASHUMIA IFEKWEM - REMOVED NEW TRUSTEES 1. CHIEF. OKAFOR DANIEL CHUKWUEMEKA 2. BRO JOSEPH OKEKE 3. CHIEF MIKE IZUEGBUNE 4. CHIEF DR CHARLES OKEKE 5. SIR THOMAS ANIOKOH 6. EBEKU NNAMDI INNOCENT 7 EGWUATU JOSSY 8 GARUBA MABAYOMUE KAYODE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES REMAIN SAME ANY OBJECTION TO THIS CHANGE SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR_GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT , OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET , MAITAMA , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: KEHINDE YEKEEN (ESQ) SOLICITOR

GREAT I AM THAT I AM GOD’S CHURCH INT’L.

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. PST FRIDAY OGBOLE 2. ELDER NWACHUKWU CLEMENT 3. PST ANTHONY AJAGBU 4. PST FAVOUR FOLORUNSHO 5. PETER OGBOLE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 5. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST ALL OVER THE WORLD. 6. TO TAKE CARE OF THE WELFARE OF ITS MEMBERS. 7. TO ESTABLISH LOCAL BRANCHES FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL WORLDWIDE. 8. TO EMPLOY AND DEPLOY, TRAIN AND ORDAIN MINISTERS FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE WORK OF THE CHURCH ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

OMNIPOTENT GOD IS LIGHT CHURCH

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. MR. MALACHI CHINEDU OSSAI, 2. MRS. FAITH OBIANUJU OSSAI 3. PRECIOUS NDIDIAMAKA ODOH AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED : UDEOGU OBINNA ESQ

LOYAL UNITED PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS OF NIGERIA THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR CHANGE OF TRUSTEES AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 OLD TRUSTEES 1. JERRY EZIASHI -REMOVED 2. MR. FRANCIS ONWUEGBUZIE -RETAINED 3. PETER AFUWA -RETAINED 4. VICTOR ADIUBA -REMOVED 5. EMEKA AFUWA -REMOVED 6. OZO OKONKWO -REMOVED 7. CHIDI OHAI -REMOVED NEW TRUSTEES ALL APPOINTED 1. CHUKWUKA VICTOR EBOJI -NEW CHAIRMAN 2. IFEANYI EKEMEZIE -MEMBER 3. CHIEF PETER OSUME -MEMBER 4. CHRISTOPHER OBIHAI -MEMBER 5. CHIKA EKWUNIFE -MEMBER 6. JOHN ONWUEGBUZIE EZIASHI -NEW-SECRETARY AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION TO REFLECT THE CHANGES ANY OBJECTION TO THIS CHANGE SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

MADAGALI LOCAL GOVERNMENT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. NGARARAWA PHILIP THLIZA 2. ADAMU ULARAMU GULAK 3. EDWARD KUTIJU 4. ELIAS BIRDLING VASCO 5. ANTHONY DAUDA 6. CHINDA YARO 7. LINUS NGARARAWA THLIZA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG IT’S MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: SECRETARY

WELL-SPRING OF HAVEN FOUNDATION

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OGWUDILE VERA NNEKA - CHAIRMAN 2. OKEKE IFEOMA WENDY - SECRETARY 3. OGWUDILE IKECHUKWU HARRISON 4. UDOH JOHNSON THOMPSON AIM AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROVIDE A WELCOMING AND AN ACCOMMODATING ATMOSPHERE FOR THE ABUSED AND UNDER-PRIVILEGED. 2. TO RE-DESIGN AND INITIATIVE THAT WILL EMPOWER WOMEN AND ERADICATE POVERTY IN NIGERIA. 3. TO PROMOTE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GIRL-CHILD AND THE GIRL-CHILD EDUCATION. 4. TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE UNDER PRIVILEGED AND THE SOCIETY AT LARGE 5. TO ASSIST IN PROMOTING EMPLOYMENT IDEAS AND SKILL ACQUISITION CENTER 6. AID IN ERADICATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN AFRICA ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA! ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: NKANA COMFORT SAMPSON ESQ

THE EXCELLENT WOMAN OF TWON BRASS KINGDOM ASSOCIATION THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘’C’’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1999 THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. HRM ( BARR ) JOSEPHINE DIETE-SPIFF JP. CHAIRMAN 2. MRS. MILDRED FRANCIS EGELE SECRETARY 3. DR. ONYAYE EDGAR KUNLE-OLOWU 4. DR. GEORGIANA KIENTE NGERI NWAGHA OON AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY AND PROGRESS AMONG MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR GIBSON

REHOBOTH FIREHOUSE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES 1. PASTOR UBONG BASSEY EDEM - *CHAIRMAN* 2. PASTOR (MRS) MARY UBONG BASSEY, 3. PASTOR BILLS AKPADIAHA *SECRETARY* 4. ELDER JOHN BASSEY 5. MR EDEM, MFON BASSEY 6. MR IKECHUKWU MATTHEW 7. MR STANLEY C. OPARA 8. KUFRE UDO UDO 9. VICTORIA ADAMU 10. MR IBANGA EFFIONG AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 2.TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO TRAUMATIZED GROUP ALONE OR IN COLLABORATION/ PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANISATION. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

CENTRE FOR BRIDGING HEALTH GAPS

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. MRS. FEHINTOLA MUSTAPHA, 2. MRS BISI TUGBOBO, 3. ENGR HAKEEM OLADELE JAGUN 4. MRS. SEKINA SALVADOR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO SUPPORT THE CONDUCT OF ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND PROVIDE INTERVENTIONS THAT WOULD BUILD THE CAPACITY OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS ON FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH. 2. TO PROMOTE TECHNICAL ADVICE ON FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. 3. TO PROMOTE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FAMILY PLANNING/REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACTIVITIES. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


26 Change of names MAIMUNA OGUDE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MAIMUNA ATAHIRU NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESS AS MAIMUNA OGUDE .ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID, ALL AUTHORITIES CONCERN AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

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MRS. UNEGBU CHINELO

SUNDAY AISHA OJONE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ONONUJU CHINELO PERPETUA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS UNEGBU CHINELO PERPETUA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID,GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE NOTE.

I SUNDAY AISHA OJONE, HEREBY NOTIFIED THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME WAS WRONGLY SPELT AS SUNDAY AISHA OJONG, INSTEAD OF SUNDAY AISHA OJONE AND MY DATE OF BIRTH IS 01/05/1980 AND NOT 01/12/1980 WHICH WAS CAPTURED. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID , AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME I,JIMOH LASISI ADEKUNLE and JIMOH LASISI RASAKI, refer to one and same person but, now wish to be known and addressed as, JIMOH LASISI RASAKI. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

ADAMU DANJUMA

REMOVAL OF NAME

Formerly known and addressed as Nwaiwu Ngozi now wish to be known and addressed as Nwaiwu Ngozi Domcilia. all former documents remain valid, general public should please take note.

EMILI SYLVANUS ROY

BADMUS SEKINOTU I formerly known and addressed as Raimoni Sekinntu now wish to be known and addressed as Badmus Sekinotu. All former document remain valid. General public take note

ROSELINE ADAH JOHNSON

MRS BLESSING BUGE JETAWO

EKAN GERALDINE JOHN

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ROSELINE ADAH SIMON. NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ROSELINE ADAH JOHNSON. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS BLESSING GRACE BUGE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS BLESSING BUGE JETAWO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EKAN GERALDINE EMERHANA NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS EKAN GERALDINE JOHN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADAMU DANGOTE, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS ADAMU DANJUMA, ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I formerly known and addressed as Emili Sylvanus Roy Edegbue now wish to be known and addressed as Emili Sylvanus Roy. All former document remain valid. General public take note

MRS. HUNDOGAN OLUWABUNMI

MUIBAT ADENIKE OMOTOSHO

BALOGUN MONSURAT

MUYIWA EMMANUEL TOYOSI

OLOTO ODUSANYA KIKELOMO ADEITE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS DAVID OLUWABUNMI TEMITOPE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. HUNDOGAN OLUWABUNMI TEMITOPE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. ..... John Locke

Corrupt lawyers have found profit exploiting inefficiencies in court system What was the reason behind the setting up of the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and how is it fulfilling its mandate? LCA is a private-sector-driven, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) institution which is poised to become the preferred natural, neutral arbitral and ADR institution on the African continent. It was established to institutionalize ADR in Lagos and offer an organized and reliable alternative to the traditional court system. The goal of the LCA is to provide an effective and efficient dispute resolution service which is a necessary and inevitable requirement for economic growth and development. Though formed as a public sector initiative through the LCA Arbitration Law 2009, the LCA is, in fact, independent of regulation, direction or control by any branch of government. This unique structure and positioning allow the LCA to be a viable hub for ADR services such as arbitration and mediation, and vanguard for ADR for the region. LCA is housed at the International Centre for Arbitration and ADR at Lekki, Lagos. This state of the art dispute resolution center is the first purpose-built on the continent of Africa. It has multiple hearing and event rooms as well as ancillary facilities for hosting international proceedings. It is a center for ADR and also the engine for dispute resolution in the region because of the development of mechanisms and tailored procedures for commercial dispute resolution as well as events advocating, training and promoting same throughout each year. Why do you think people prefer litigation to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanism? Preference suggests a conscious and informed choice between the two. I am not sure that any such preference has been expressed. The idea that dispute resolution means a courtroom litigation has been embedded in over 100 years

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lazy, incompetent or even corrupt lawyers have found profit in exploiting inefficiencies in the court system and taking advantage of an unproductive obsession with form and technicality over substance in our courts. This hides laziness and incompetence which is a disservice to the use of legal services and in addition, it allows them to cast blame on the system of justice itself. This has been extremely damaging to commerce and to economic growth. ADR systems on the other hand, are deliberately organized for efficiency, simplicity and effectiveness and I think that this pace may be too fast for certain type of lawyers.

Candide-Johnson (SAN)

Charles Adeyemi Candide-Johnson (SAN), is a senior lawyer. In this interview with PETER FOWOYO, Candide-Johnson speaks on Lagos Court of Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the removal of Abia State Chief Judge and sundry other issues. of Nigerian history, and even sophisticated commercial parties may not appreciate that legally valid choices exist which are simpler, more accessible and at least as effective. There are multiple reasons why ADR is a better commercial solution; including the fact that it is closets to our own traditional systems for dispute resolution. Informing the choice that people will make is a challenge of communication and of advocacy and it is part of the mission of Lagos Court of Arbitration. Do you also see the belief by some lawyers that litigation is more rewarding than the Al-

ternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as one of the reasons militating against its use? I don’t even understand the idea of that thesis. The job of a lawyer in dispute resolution is to take instructions; organize and analyze factual information; advise on the effect of law on the approximation of rights in that fact scenario and then to present the case in the best possible light before a tribunal that is skilled, independent and impartial. The job is the same for litigation as for ADR. However, if the system is efficient, the weakness of the lawyers becomes quickly obvious. What is often different in a place like this is that

What is the possibility of having political/post-election cases being resolved through arbitration? The simple answer is yes. It is also a subject which I addressed at a conference by the Nigeria Conflict Management Group in 2011. Part of what I said is still relevant: “An election includes verification and registration of voters, registration of parties and candidates, management of voting and ballot counting, as well as the action choice of the electorate and disputes may arise at any stage of this process. Although they can be formulated as legal issues, fundamentally these disputes are not about law. They are about economic, social, ethnic and other forms of political conflict whose resolution is being pursued through the electoral process. The resort to litigation falsely asCONTINUED ON PAGE 27

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sumes that this legal process leads to timely and effective resolution of these disputes, if not the deepseated and underlying conflicts that they symptomize. While adversarial adjudication is the conventional first choice, evidence indicates that it is an ill-suited tool. The indulgence of the disputants consuming desire for victory over their adversary often ensures that even the victorious party often finds that the price paid for judicial redress is too high. A proper resolution of conflict requires the removal of misunderstanding and, if possible, the source of disagreement and returning the parties to their pre-dispute relationship or situation. Such a resolution ought to remove or assuage hurts and offences, and even the egos of the disputants so that neither is motivated to disturb peace and order. As a way of positively changing people’s perception about Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), there have been suggestions that legislation making the use of ADR mandatory in all states before litigation is considered should be put in place. What is your take on this? The highest ambition of any system of dispute resolution is voluntary adherence by the parties. Even the losing party must have confidence in the outcome. This is to be addressed by designing processes that are simple, accessible, fair, efficient and effective. The administrators of the processes must also inspire confidence in their independence and impartiality. It is not necessarily helpful to impose a regime if it inspires no confidence. “It is not the habit that makes the monk”. I prefer to prove the effectiveness of the system and let the people come to it by choice. Reactions have continued to trail the recent suspension of the Abia State Chief Judge, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, by the state House of Assembly. Are state lawmakers empowered by law to remove a sitting judge? I am not sure that they have that power without a recommendation of the National Judicial Council but it is not something into which I have looked with any interest. I would say, however, that public confidence which may be expressed by the people’s representatives is a critical foundation of justice and the rule of law and that if any incumbent so misconducts himself that that confidence is destroyed, he has become unfit to sit in the ju-

How far do you think the decentralization of the Supreme Court could help in the quest for speedy dispensation of justice? I think that decentralization is irrelevant to the efficiency of the justice system at that level. This idea is a deflection and a distraction. The job of a judge is to decide the merits of any case as far as possible and as efficiently as possible. At the apex, the task is to describe the nature and substance of our law and to supply guidance across the board. With the above in mind, two things are required. First, a radical curtailment of the right of appeal except on significant or novel points of law which are of general public importance. Our higher courts are now overwhelmed with ultra-technical, trifling, and even puerile argumentation. There is hardly any substantive law discussed in these cases and the development of our law is sadly stunted. The second thing is a revolutionary approach to the organization of the court registry, the court docket and the process for presenting cases before the highest court. Pointless cases ought to be weeded out (by early administrative evaluation) along with cases that are not ready for hearing before they appear on the docket of the highest court. It’s not magic; it just requires clear thinking and discipline.

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dicial office. It may be the process of making that finding ought to be itself more effective and the result more relentless. Nigeria now has 68 political parties. Do we really need pluralistic political parties? What impact would you say these parties will have on the nation’s nascent democratic process?

The multiplicity of parties is confusing and inefficient. It demonstrates that absence of ideology and/or the existence of overarching political and social ideas around which groups can organize. It promotes the corruption of personalities and private interests and the abuse of often ill-gotten wealth in the political process.

This state of the art dispute resolution center is the first purpose-built on the continent of Africa. It has multiple hearing and event rooms as well as ancillary facilities for hosting international proceedings

Of what benefit do you think an upward review of judges’ retirement age will be to the judiciary? If a judge is learned and he is alert and efficient in deciding and disposing of cases, then losing his service is not good for the administration of justice. This cannot be said of all judges and in many cases; retirement brings a breath of fresh air. How do you think the Federal Government can curb the activities of killer herdsmen which seem to be tearing the country apart? I do not know that this is “tearing the country apart” but I know from reports of killings and reprisals, that we have a very serious law and order problem. This law and order is the primary and most important function of government. Whatever may be the politics of this issue, I know that if the government abdicates this responsibility then it is no longer fit for purpose.


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3 policemen killed in Ebonyi, Cross River boundary Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki

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Ebonyi State police command said it lost three of its men posted to the boundary axis between Ofunakpa in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state and Cross River State. Investigation revealed that five police men were attacked by assailants purportedly in police uniform as two escaped while three were killed. DAILYTIMES learnt that the police men who were deployed to the war zone at Ikwo were on duty when a set of people allegedly disguised in police uniform approached them and shook hands with them; but to their dismay, these people opened fire on them, killing three on the spot. A source told DAILYTIMES that after the men

were gunned down, one was beheaded, while the assailants cut off the private part of another as it was only one person that his body parts were not tampered with. The source further said that the command has sent reinforcement to the affected area. At the time of filing this report those who launched the unexpected attack were yet to be identified as the police have refused to officially react to the development. However, the deceased were laid to rest last week. One of the victims, Sergeant Terry, a Yoruba lived at Oroke-Onuoha at Mile 50 in Abakaliki metropolis. His wife is nursing their two weeks old baby. Meanwhile, about eight civilians were also killed in the recent crisis between Nsobor and Ofunakpa people, both settlements in Ikwo LGA of the state.

2 in police net for assaulting judge In Delta Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

ÏÏÏPolice officers attached

to Abraka Police Division, have arrested two members of National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Igbuzor Elliot and Innocent Eboyiteye for allegedly assaulting a High Court Judge in Abraka. The duo, who reportedly operated an illegal park beside Delta Line Transport, were said to have accosted the Judge (name withheld) after he parked his Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV, with a Delta State Judge number plate and verbally assaulted him. It was gathered that, when they accosted the Judge and asked him why he had parked close to their park even though the car was not causing an obstruction, the Judge simply told them he is a Judge, but one of them was alleged to have said “Judge my yansh”. It was also gathered that, the Judge then asked if it was a registered park but they reportedly became irate and allegedly pushed the Judge who almost fell down, before he reported the assault to the police. A police source, who confirmed that the two transport workers were in their custody, expressed shock that they went to the extent of assaulting a sitting High Court Judge even though they saw the number plate indicated he is a Judge. He said, inter-alia: “the men are in our custody and will be

charged to court. They are the architect of their own misfortune. Although, many persons came to beg the Judge to show mercy, he insisted that the law must take its course”. Meanwhile, a 32 year-old man, (name withheld), was on Thursday, last week beaten to a bloody pulp after he was allegedly caught stealing the urine of a Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, female student. The female student, (name withheld), was said to have visited her friends hostel in NUT area of Abraka when she became pressed and decided to urinate outside toilet. It was gathered that, after she urinated, and was working away she suddenly noticed that Elvis bent down at the spot she urinated, so she came closer unknown to him and was evacuating the site of the urine into a polygene bag when she raised the alarm. On hearing her raised the alarm, passers-by and those residing in the neighbourhood came out before he could escape and seized him by the trousers, beat him to a pulp amidst wailing from the angry mob who insisted he was a “Yahoo Plus Plus boy” with the intention of using the urine for ritual. Although, he tried to explain himself despite the beating, his explanation fell on deaf ears. While some said he should be set ablaze others opined that he should be handed over to the police for further prosecution.

L-R: Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, Permanent Secretary, Mr. Edeth Akpan; and Director of Human Resources FMITI, Mr. Mohammed Haruna, during the ministry budget Defence in Abuja... on Monday

Customs intercepts four 40ft containers of Tramadol, others

Joy Anyim

ÏÏÏThe Apapa Area com-

mand of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted four 40foot containers carrying 2250 cartons of prohibited Tramadol tablets and other regulated pharmaceutical products. According to the Area Controller, Comptroller Jibrin Musa, the drugs which were from India were imported by one Villa Gold Pharmacy. Musa who briefed journalists on the seizures on Monday stated that the prohibited cum regulated drugs had a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N110 million. Speaking on the seizures, the Comptroller disclosed that the seizures were made based on credible intelligence from the Customs Intelligence Unit, Apapa Command. He also revealed that one suspect had been arrested. Giving a comprehensive breakdown of the seizures, Comptroller Musa said, “I am glad to inform you that we have started the year 2018 on a very positive and optimistic note especially in our anti-smuggling drive and revenue collection efforts.

“On Tuesday, February 6th 2018 based on credible Intelligence from Customs Intelligence Unit (CIU) Apapa Command, three 40 foot containers with Nos MRSU 3637149, MRKU 6196764 and MRSU 3516384 imported by one Villa Gold Pharmacy from India were suspected to contain different pharmaceutical products /drugs which are controlled and regulated from importation into Nigeria. “The drugs include: 936 cartons of Tramodol Hydrochloride tablet (225mg), 56 cartons of Collstop Chlorpheniramine Maleate Capsule (4mg), 368 cartons of Tramadol capsules BP (120mg), 192 cartons of Tramadol capsules (250mg), 160 cartons of Dobumol Anagestic, 554 cartons of Tramadol capsules BP (120mg) and 176 cartons of Col-cap. “Similarly on February 7th 2018 another one 40 feet container MRKU 6058282 suspected to be laden with prohibited drugs, was arrested and found to contain: 200 cartons of Tramadol (225mg), 330 cartons of Ibramol, Chest and Lungs tablets (15mg), 198 cartons of Col -caps capsules (4mg) and 453 cartons of Rally Extra (50mg).” He also said “The duty paid

value of the four 40feet containers stood at N110, 016,524.00” Lamenting the influx of the regulated drugs as well as the after usage effect, the Comptroller said. “Consequent upon this, and worried by the Present level of insecurity in the country, one wonders what negative impact would have resulted in the aftermath of these drugs finding their way into the larger society. “These could have further aggravated the already tensed situation in the country.” He further disclosed that the arrested suspect had been granted administrative bail while investigation is ongoing. On revenue generation, Comptroller Musa said the command also took off on a good note as it had collected over N31.15 Billion as revenue for January alone. In his words, “the command made a total sum of N31, 015,084,626.85 as revenue for January. This is against the N25, 958,919,218.73 collected in January 2017. This shows an increase of over N5.1 billion.” He maintained that the high revenue generated for just January was proof that the command could meet up with its annual target for 2018 which

is N426 billion or N35.5 billion monthly. “Judging by the way we started, I believe God willing we will do everything within the confines of the law to meet and even surpass the 2018 annual target. He also hinted stakeholders that the NICIS II training which was flagged off in other commands of the service will soon take off and the software is about to be deployed into the Apapa Area Command. He said: “the Idea is by the time the software become fully operational, we would have blocked almost all revenue leakages thereby increasing not only our revenue profile but compliance level. I therefore call on all stakeholders who operate within the larger value chain to fully embrace the new application which is faster, more efficient, all a encompassing and will provide opportunity for seamless cargo clearance. He also admonished stakeholders to imbibe the culture of total and wilful compliance with the Federal Government Fiscal Policy measures for the economic growth and development of the nation.

How I was rescued from kidnappers’ den - Victim Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

ÏÏÏA senior lecturer in

the Department of Theatre Arts, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Mr. Boniface Anyanwu, has described his freedom from kidnappers’ den as “a miracle”. Narrating his ordeal and subsequent freedom from his abductors by

Good Samaritans, Anyanwu noted the pain and suffering he endured was so inhuman that any right thinking person would not wish an enemy to go through same. He said,: “we were in pains and were blindfolded since Saturday till Monday morning before Good Samaritan perhaps sighted us where we were tied to a

tree in the bush in Amai and asked us “how far” in Ukwuani language, but we did not respond because I don’t understand the language but my fellow victim and neighbour, Mr. Nnamdi Nwachukwu understood the language. “Few seconds later, the man, asked on our observation, may have said to himself on sight-

ing one of the abductors approaching us. In anger, the abductor then confronted us to know what we were discussing with the man, but we told him he was speaking to us. “Thereafter, they removed the chains they used to tie us to a tree and chained my leg to his in such a way that whenever he stumbles on my chain, it will pull me back and eat into my flesh.


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Over 15,000 to benefit from Dogara’s free medical treatment in Bauchi

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

ÏÏÏNo fewer than 15,000

people suffering from various health challenges are targeted to benefit from a free Medical treatment sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara in Bauchi State. This was disclosed to newsmen in Bauchi State shortly after the flag off of the medical outreach by the Speaker at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi. The Member representing Lere/ Bula Constitu-

ency in the Bauchi state House of Assembly Alhaji Aminu Tukur who represented the Speaker at the flag off of the free Medical outreach said that the gesture of the Speaker will go a long way in ameliorating the health challenges being faced by the poor in the society. According to Tukur many people are faced with numerous health problems but lack the financial capacity to treat them, hence the need for such interventions. He appraised the effort of the speaker for such humanitarian gesture

calling on well meaning Nigerians to emulate him. Addressing journalists in an interview at the venue the of medical outreach, the team leader of Doctors on the move Africa Dr. Joseph Haruna Kigbu who said similar programme was conducted by the speaker last year where over 20, 000 patients were screened for various illness and 430 cataracts surgery were carried out. According to him, “this time around the second phase of this which is sponsored by the Rt Hon Speaker Yakubu Dogara, the Project will be for one week

and will see a wide range of diseases. We will look after patients who have cataracts; we will look after patients who need reading glasses to read their Quran or the Bible”. The lead doctor added that the program will also take care of persons with diabetes, hypertension and other related ailments. In his remark, the Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker, Mr. Iliya Habila said the gesture was aimed at improving the health status of the less privilege who cannot foot their medical bills.

Ahmed pledges release of fund for projects Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin

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Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has assured contractors handling various projects in the state of prompt release of funds through the Kwara Infrastructure Development Fund (IF-K). Governor Ahmed who gave the assurance Monday in Ilorin while inspecting the 9 kilometres Kulende junction-Sango-UITH-Okeose road in Ilorin, the State capital, said IF-K is a sustainable funding window for all capital projects in the state which guarantees timely release of funds. The governor reassured Kwarans that all ongoing projects would be taken to completion levels before the end his tenure. Dr Ahmed expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on the road project and expressed hope that it would

be delivered on scheduled. Gov Ahmed also thanked the contractor and consultant handling the project for working according to specifications. While conducting the governor round the road project, the Consultant in charge, Engr Kola Shittu said the project is in 45% completion level. The project, Kola said, would be completed in October, this year. Engr Shittu explained that works had progressed more at Oyun Bridge to Kwara Polytechnic gate and Kwara Polytechnic gate to Oke-Ose sections with earth work and drainages while less attention is currently being given to Kulende to Oyun Bridge section as a result of heavy traffic along the area. On the Oyun Bridge, the Consultant said work had started on its foundation and would be completed by June, this year.

Aare Adams at German Consulate, seeks better relationship, world Peace Patrick Okohue

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The Permanent Secretary, Dr Bukar Hassan represented by the Director, Plantation in the Department Of Agriculture, Mr Quadri Olalekan (middle) during his meeting with members of the Ministerial Steering Committee on the African Soil Information Service (AFSIS) and formal launching of the AfSIS pilot project in the Ministry in Abuja.... on Monday .

N4.7bn fraud: Court fixes Feb 17 for further hearing over suit against Ladoja Peter Fowoyo

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the trial of a former Oyo State governor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and one of his aides, Waheed Akanbi, over alleged N4.7 billion fraud was on Monday fixed by a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned till Wednesday following the cross-examination

of the third prosecution witness, Gregory Otsu, by Atanda’s lawyer, O. Olumide-Fusika. Otsu, who claimed to be a licensed stockbroker, told the court the circumstances that led him to attend a meeting held at the Government House in Ibadan on April 4, 2007, where decision to sell the state’s shares were taken. He said: “I attended a meeting on April 4, 2007, and it was D-Trust stock-

broking firm that led me to attend the meeting and not the Managing Director of Fountain Securities (Chief Kola Daisi) as claimed by the second prosecution witness, Adewale Atanda”. The witness also denied any contact with the second defendant, Waheed Akanbi, before the Ibadan meeting. He added that it was Akanbi that introduced him to Chief Kola Daisi, after the meeting.

“Before the Ibadan meeting, I had never met the second defendant. After my presentation on the day, I did not have any interaction with the second defendant. After the meeting, I was introduced to Chief Kola Daisi, the Managing Director of Fountain Securities by the second defendant”, he said. Further hearing in the matter continues tomorrow.

his determination to promote the cultural identity of Yoruba race, foster lasting peace and better relationship with the international community, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Aare (Dr.) Gani Adams, on Monday, visited the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, in Lagos. Adams, who arrived the consul’s office at about 11 am, with his entourage, was received by the consular, Mr. Ingo Herbert Giving reasons for the visit, Aare Adams, said as the 15th Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, it is very important for him to interact with the international world to promote the culture of the Yorubas, seek better relationship and forge a better economic tie among the top European countries. He said from the history, Aare Onakakanfo is unique and the most prestigious title in Yorubaland, created about 558 years ago, by Alaafin Ajagbo in the 15th century, to defend and protect the interest of the Yoruba race. Describing the past holders of the title as brave and courageous personalities, Adams said: “With due respect to the past holders of the title, as a modern holder of the title, we are not fighting any war at the moment, it is time for peace and I am here to promote our cultural identity and enhance economic ties with Germany.” Adams described the Yoruba race as a nucleus in

Nigeria, with over 70 million people and about 250 million across the world. “I am here to seek better relationship between my office and the office of the Consular General and see how we can benefit from the relationship. As a regular traveller, I have been to over 54 countries across the world, I have visited Hamburg and other great cities in Germany”. He also spoke about his plan to establish a Peace and Conflict Resolution strategy, seeking solution to the problem of illegal migrants across Europe. He said: “I have a formidable structure across the country, most especially, in the south west and with the Oodua Progressive union (OPU), in 79 countries of the world, I think we can forge a better relationship.” On his part, the German Consular, Herbert, congratulated Aare Adams on his new title. He expressed his readiness to facilitate a lasting relationship with the office of the Aare Onakakanfo, especially, on the need to enlighten Nigerians on the danger of illegal migration to European countries. He said since he came to Nigeria about two years ago, he has been enjoying a robust relationship with Nigerians. The Consular also spoke about the business plans, including the various opportunities for Nigerians in Germany to study and have better exposure and experiences in vocational training.


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Ezeife: Restructuring without a corrupt free society, equals to road to nowhere Chris Eze, Yenagoa

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with the near consensus among major stakeholders in Nigeria that restructuring is the way to go for a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria, former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife has added another caveat, saying restructuring without a deadly blow on corruption would not take the country anywhere. The former Governor who was the chairman of the Anniversary Lecture on the theme, “Restructuring: The way forward for a

new Nigeria”, organized to mark the sixth anniversary of the Restoration Government of Governor Seriake Dickson in Yenagoa on Monday said besides Nigeria’s defective federation, the roof cause of Nigeria’s problem is corruption. “And unless we clear ourselves from it, there will be no change. How did APC get formed? Some corrupt men came from one party and built another party. Today, APC, corruption, PDP, corruption is in charge. I am saying we must fight corruption”, he insisted. He disclosed that in

furtherance to the quest to wage terminal war against corruption, he and some Nigerians have formed a small group that is trying to create a new system in Nigeria. “We decided that anybody who wants to be involved in this new system to bring about a new Nigeria must take oath before any election. “If you want to be Chairman, you must take oath; if you want to be a House of Reps member, you must take oath. If you want to be anything that affects the lives of human beings, you must take oath, and the oath is you are swear-

ing to serve the people and not to engage in corrupt self enrichment”, the former governor stressed. Delivering his lecture, Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), former Chief of Defence Staff, argued that all the hue and cry and misconceptions about restructuring is misplaced since at the end of the day, it would be a win – win situation for everybody. “As a matter of fact, there ought not to have been a quarrel about restructuring in the first instance. It is a just and fair portion for all sections of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious na-

tion weld together by colonial fiat in the sense that it unleashes the genius, the creative spirit and the visionary energies of the people within the nation space without any discrimination. But in an atmosphere of fears masquerading as facts, it became impossible to separate fallacies and fantasies from reality”. However, he noted that restructuring does not lead to an “automatic El Dorado”. “It is not a panacea for good governance but a strategic ancillary. Restructuring is not a once and for all cure or talisman but a means to

an end. Any restructuring which leaves Nigeria with the current level of grinding poverty, feudal squalor, biblical misery and state larceny has not achieved anything”, he insisted. On devolution of powers which is an essential ingredient of restructuring, the guest lecturer said, “By decentralising and devolving power away from a bloated and overburdened centre to the margins, genuine federalism aims to liberate the local genius of the people and unfetter their creative and enterprising spirit.

Man attacked for opposing daughter’s genital mutilation Adeyemi Akeem

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preventing his daughter from going through the painful ritual of genital mutilation, a man, Mr. Kennedy Osadolor narrowly escaped death by those who were bent on carrying out the age-long culture on his daughter (names withheld). According to Osadolor, who lives in Akowonjo area of Lagos State, the incident, which took place a few months ago, would have led to his losing his life, but for mother luck, as he escaped with battered face and bruises all over his body for daring to prevent the circumcision of his underaged daughter. He said he has since been nursing those injuries while also fearing for his life. Narrating his experience to The Daily Times on Monday, he said following the

Police personnel going through free medical service during a pre-retirement seminar in Enugu.... on Monda

AfSIS to boost food production - FG

Myke Uzendu and Tom Okpe

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Federal Government has kick-started the African Soil Information Service (AFSIS) pilot project to address lack of quality information and data on soil and agricultural landscape which would help boost sustainable agricultural productivity across the Nigerian agro- ecologies. This was also as a University Don stressed that AfSIS will also assist in the research for the cultivation of the moat nutritious grasses for the consumption of animals in ranches.

*Help to grow grasses for ranches - Don This was contained in a statement on Monday in Abuja, signed by the Ministry of Agriculture’s Director of Information, Mrs Oluwakemi Ogunmakinwa. The project which is being funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation builds technology innovations and services to fill one of the major gaps in spatial Information in African soil, that is widely acknowledged to be hampering scientific progress in agri-economic development. According to Ogunmakinwa, Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and Alli-

ance for Green Revolution in Africa has already initiated AFSIS projects in 5 countries namely Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria adding that many international partners such as Icraf, CiAT are supporting the initiative intended to last for four years. The Project, She said, will take off in Ebonyi and Kebbi State; while the new technologies will be used to build capacity through training of staff in Abuja, Kaduna and Ibadan over the next one week. Earlier, The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry,

Dr. Bukar Hassan during his meeting with members of the Ministerial Steering Committee on AFSIS said that he was impressed with the work AFSIS is doing to build technology innovations and services to drive the future of African Agriculture, particularly in Nigeria and expressed hope that, the technology would assist government, farmers and relevant stakeholders in Agriculture to pay more attention to soil development in moving the agricultural sector forward. Represented by the Director, Plantation in the

Department Of Agriculture, Mr Quadri Olalekan, he declared; “Our farmers will no longer continue to shoot in the dark , the project is important and we will be able to maximize the duration of the project and get the best out of it”. The Director of Lands and Climate Change, Engr. Sunday Edibo in his remarks, explained that the AfSIS project isaimed at “rapidly expanding the use of world class information technology and data science to ensure that Africa’s soil and landscape resources are described, understood and used effectively to increase agricultural productivity and

attack, he was rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Ogba, Lagos, by some good Samaritans, who also assisted him with some money to offset his huge medical bills at the hospital. He said, “I now live in fear because I opposed what I consider to be archaic and run parallel to modernity”. He said the incident, which had since been reported at a local police station in the community, was yet to be acted upon by the police. Osadolor said that Nigerians should discard cultures that could cause permanent psychological trauma on the young ones, and embrace those that would promote development. He urged good spirited Nigerians, government at all levels and Non-Governmental Organisations to rise against what he called the “evils associated with genital mutilation”.

lower the ecological footprints of agriculture as a means of raising the prosperity of Africa’s communities and nations”. Engineer Edibo said the area of work covered so far include detailed soil and fertilizer response survey of the central maize producing area of Nigeria, training of soil and plant laboratory for NiSIS and IITA staff in spectral methods for soil prediction; compilation and updating of relevant remote sensing data for soil and landscape mapping and spectral and spatial prediction model development to generate new soil maps and landscape information products.


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First Bank processes over N1trn on 894 quick banking channel Adefolalu Afolabi First Bank of Nigeria Limited has recorded giant strides in its Financial Inclusion services delivery, via its 894 quick banking, a USSD -&based channel that enables customers to access banking services using any type of phone and without

data/internet. The 894 banking scheme, which is the fastest growing USSD scheme in the market, grew by about 250% in 2017 to now over 4.5 million customers with a target base of over 6.5 million before the end of this year. Over N1 trillion worth of transactions have been

processed using the 894 services, with over N3 trn worth of transactions projected to be processed this year alone. Customers who use 894 are able to check their balance, send/transfer money to any bank account in Nigeria, buy airtime for themselves and for their loved

ones, confirm payments (up to last 5 transactions), open accounts, and do lots more. The “894 Collection & CashOut” service is effectively designed for businesses to receive payments for goods and services, and to address their cash management challenges. It is also a very viable channel

for government to collect taxes and other statutory payments. According to FirstBank’s Group Head, e-business, Chuma Ezirim, a major element of the Bank’s strategy is to make payments and collections easier for businesses around the country. Digitizing payment and collections processes not

From left: Group Head, Corporate Affairs of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Mr. Diran Olojo; Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited and Guest Speaker, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje and Head, Media Relations of the Bank, Mr. Louis Ibe, during a media parley and capacity building programme organised by FCMB for journalists in Abuja on February 9, 2018

FCMB commits to growth of media industry,as expert projects positive outlook for Nigerian economy Lagos: February 12, 2018: First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has reaffirmed its commit-

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ment to support the Nigerian media industry by empowering its practitioners with the requisite tools and knowledge that promotes the values of professionalism and ethics in the discharge of their duties. This, according to the Bank, is as a result of the critical role the media plays in national development. FCMB gave the assurance at an interactive and capacity building forum it organized for media executives and correspondents based in Abuja and the

Northern Region on February 9, 2018. The forum had a foremost financial and media expert who is also the Chief Executive Officer of RTC Advisory Services Limited and lecturer at the Lagos Business School, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, as guest speaker. In his address at the event, the Group Head, Corporate Affairs of FCMB, Mr. Diran Olojo, explained that it is part of the Bank’s initiatives to further promote excellence, build capacity of media practi-

tioners, spur ideas, deepen relationships and appreciate their contributions over the years to the success of the Bank since its establishment 34 years ago. According to him, ‘’at FCMB we recognise the strategic importance and role of the media not just in promoting our business, but in the areas of agenda setting, providing solutions and dissemination of quality and balanced communication that drives national unity and development in a sustainable manner. As

an institution anchored on the culture of excellence and professionalism, we will continue to champion and execute initiatives that would assist the Nigerian media industry and journalists perform optimally as the fourth estate of the realm and key influencers. We therefore urge our media practitioners to reinvent themselves and expand the frontiers of their knowledge by adopting innovative skills that would help them meet the dynamics of the profession.

only improves transparency and efficiency, but also helps a business to grow. “That’s why our 894 service is very useful for our Corporate and SME customers because every Nigerian can pay using 894 irrespective of the type of phone he/she uses, and without the barrier of internet access”, he enthused.

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Let’s partner to reduce poverty, unemployment, association tells NCC, Ministry Ladesope Ladelokun with agency report The Chairman of the GSM Village Handsets and Accessories Dealers’ Association, Abuja, Mr Chris Eze has sought the partnership of the Ministry of Communication and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in training its members. Eze made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He said the partnership and trainings became necessary because of the current trend in science and technology, especially in handsets’ manufacturing. The Chairman said the sales and repairs of phones at the market had become a source of livelihood to all his members, hence, the need to have advanced knowledge in their workability. ‘’The challenges we have is in terms of training because the invention is all over now. If new phones come into the country, there are ways government can support us. “If they train us, we can train others and the issue of poverty will be reduced. “Here, majority of our members are between the age bracket of 20 and 35 years and this is where you CONTINUES ON PAGE B2


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Foundation to empower 11,270 youths Theresa Tekenah The Executive Secretary of the Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF) Mrs. Iwalola Akin-Jimoh has said that it’s GOAL project will continue to reach out to more schools in Lagos, Abuja, and Ibadan, using life skills, education, financial literacy and sport to empower adolescent girls. She said that in 2017, GOAL reached 11,336 direct and indirect benefi- xxxe Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya; Chief Executive Officer, EbonyLive TV, Mo Abudu; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi ciaries; and has a target of Okonkwo, at the premiere of Royal Hibiscus, a recent comedy film sponsored by Fidelity Bank Plc...recently. reaching 11,270 beneficiaries in 2018. Iwalola stated this on Wednesday during a meetSIDF offers investors ing between the YEF and outlets for investing an iniit’s stakeholders in Lagos. tial minimum of $1,000.00 The YEF’s GOAL project and subsequent minimum funded by Standard Charof $500.00. tered Bank (SCB) since Speaking at the event, 2010, has trained young girls, especially in the arAdesola Afolabi Market Fund, with close Stanbic IBTC Bond Fund assets, while safeguarding Chief Executive, Stanbic eas of pressure manageto N190 billion in net as- similarly was conceptual- capital by investing in a di- IBTC Asset Management ment and self-esteem, savStanbic IBTC Asset set value as at 09 Febru- ized to cater for investors versified portfolio of high Limited (SIAML), Mrs. Dayo-Olagunju, Management Limited, ary 2018, is currently the with low risk appetite who quality bonds issued by Bunmi ing/making wise spending said considering the volaa subsidiary of Stan- largest open-ended mutual want no exposure to capi- government, supranationdecisions, enhance acatility in the equities and tal markets, but require al and corporate bodies. demic performance and bic IBTC Holdings Plc, has fund in Nigeria. Its’ assets are invested in liquidity and at the same Minimum subscription to commodity markets, it is their relevance in the so- listed on the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange three low-risk money market se- time want to earn competi- both SIMM and SIBOND is imperative for investors ciety. to diversify their portfoIt also equip them with of the mutual funds under curities with financial in- tive returns available in N5,000. lios by investing in mutual its management. stitutions in Nigeria with a fixed income markets. The Stanbic IBTC Dollar important tools to cope These are Stanbic IBTC minimum rating of “BBB” SIBOND provides easy Fund , which was launched funds and other investwith the strains and stress Market Fund by a local rating agency unrestricted access to Ni- based on market need and ment vehicles. of life for their healthy fu- Money The attractiveness of (SIMM), Stanbic IBTC recognized by the Securi- geria’s rapidly developing investor demand, provides ture. mutual funds or collective “We usually run train- Bond Fund (SIBOND) ties & Exchange Commis- bond market, enabling retail and institutional in- schemes, she said, derives individual and corporate vestors the opportunity to ings when schools are just and Stanbic IBTC Dollar sion. SIMM is suitable for in- investors to invest in a di- seek exposure in attractive from the numerous benstarting, when activities Fund (SIDF). The listing, efits it offers over other inare not as high and engage which took place on Mon- vestors with low risk ap- versified portfolio of bonds dollar-denominated secu- vestment vehicles, such as young girls in school based day, February 12, 2018, was petite whose objective is and other fixed income se- rities to serve as a devalu- flexibility, liquidity, steady sponsored by Stanbic IBTC capital preservation while curities. ation hedge, as well as to training sessions. Capital Limited. generating a steady stream The Fund aims to achieve optimize returns on invest- returns, professional man“Each school recruits 30 agement, and risk reducStanbic IBTC Money of income. competitive returns on its ments. girls called peer leaders. tion, among others. These girls in turn reach out to 14 friends through peer education. We found out it is easier and effective to reach more girls through their peers” Iwalola said. She thanked the Lagos CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 from government, saying they will come and retrain CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 which is why the adoption state government and stan“most of the things we do others as well,” he said. rate by customers is very dard Chartered for their ef- get the youths. here are through individu“There was a time we “Some of them get Speaking on the impact high. forts towards enhacing life al’s effort.” sought for collaboration educated today through of the Bank’s Financial The channel is enabling of the girl child. On how members who with NCC for training of this business and most Inclusion services on custhe Bank to provide more Also, the Lagos State Cospecialise in phone repairs our members and they people here got married adapt to new technologies, gave us guidelines on how tomers and the economy, efficient banking services ordinator Child Protection through this business,” Ezirim said that in addition to its customers, and ofhe said: “if any new tech- they can assist us. Network (CPN) he said. nology comes in, most of “We are to pay individu- to providing FirstBank cus- fers a cost effective growth Mrs Ngozi Okoro said Eze urged the governour people who are edually . But since most of our tomers a more convenient of the Bank’s retail and , “I am proud of the The ment to encourage them and faster way to carry out commercial banking busiYouth Empowerment by providing enabling en- cated, especially the gradu- members operate on small and medium scale, basic banking transactions, nesses. Foundation. I always talk vironment “so that we can ate ones, go on internet to Over 60% of FirstBank’s learn more.’’ they could not meet that the 894 banking service has about them. be able to do our business led to the creation of over customers currently use He said some of them target. “They have reunited and do it in a way and man500 new jobs for young Nige- the Bank’s digital platforms even ordered for the phone “For us, we want that avgirls with their parents, ner that people won’t see parts before the phone enue where they can come rians who assist customers (FirstMobile, Firstonline created awareness on Gen- us as touts but as genuine to adopt digital platforms at and 894 Banking) to transwould come in order to to train our people.” der Based Violence. Their businessmen.” get the knowledge on fixHe called on the Minis- the various branches of the act and this accounts for He, however, expressed support has helped in proabout 21% of transactions ing it. ter of Communications, Bank nationwide. The 894 service is simple, tecting our young girls regrets that the union was on the NIBSS Instant Pay“And when they get this Adebayo Shittu, to use his yet to get any assistance from abuse and neglect”. knowledge on internet, good office toward partner- secure, and easy to use, ment platform.

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Petroleum subsidy can be effective when government involves private sector operators - Adeleke Mr. Azeez Adeleke is a finance analyst. An MBA, MSC holder in international finance; and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers(FCIB), in this interview with GANIYU OBAARO, says there is need for proper understanding of critical issues bordering on the raging petroleum products’ subsidy, among other national issues. Excerpt What is your assessment of the current scarcity of petrol in the country? It has been a blame game between the Federal Government and marketers, whether independent or major marketers. But the truth of the matter is that there was a supply gap in the importation and distribution of petroleum products across the country. When there is a shortfall in supply, like we had recently, there will be crisis thereby leading to hike in prices of the products with its attendant impacts on the economy. Since economics, according to an American economist, is a ‘science of commonsense,’ there would be some other hidden reasons to give more credence to what is happening- ‘invisible hands’ could be at play. I mean saboteurs, who always want to take advantage of a crisis situation like the recent petroleum scarcity. Such people could resort to hoarding the products, as we experienced when an important union in the oil industry, Petroleum Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, threatened to go on strike before it was called off. The threat by the union to go on strike escalated the crisis. Notwithstanding, however, the nongovernment importers of petroleum productsMajor Marketers and Independent Marketersstopped importation of

petroleum products. What accounted for this? It is because of huge cost of importation generally. This is generally coined as Landing Cost. Does it mean that petroleum products’ importation is no longer profitable for the operators? Government has pegged official pump price of a litre of petrol at N145. Therefore, any landing cost above N145 by just one kobo for example, will lead to a loss. Who do you think would bear the loss? Importers of the product would bear the loss. Don’t forget that the importers are business people. The government’s involvement in importation is not to make profit. The issue of subsidy is an accounting issue, which is cost against profit. By importing fuel, government may be operating at a loss, which the private operator cannot afford to do. If the government can bring the private sector into the business, it must make a pronouncement about subsidy issue. Let me tell you that government is not to make profit per se; part of its roles is to meet the expectations and welfare of the people; and as such, that is why government agencies are importing fuel. NNPC can afford to import fuel at a loss, which the private importers cannot afford to do.

being ‘subsidised’, but that is not the same thing as witnessed in the past when subsidy was more noticeable, even though it was riddled with sharp practices, fraud and corruption. Why did the government allow a logjam leading to hardships for Nigerians, whereas, it should have averted it? All the government agencies in the petroleum sector, Petroleum Price Regulatory Agency (PPRA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have individually and collectively explained that they were prepared for the crisis, but I think, their preparation was not adequate. Again, the template for their operations needs to be reviewed.

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Therefore, the loss being made by the government (NNPC) is what is being described as subsidy. It is NNPC›s right to import and this probably must have been its core mandate of ensuring availability of petroleum products at all times. But the question is, should NNPC make loss? What is the importance of supplying fuel to the economy by the government? Again, is it desirable? If yes, then, NNPC cannot be blamed. This situation can be likened to an adage which says, ‘You cannot eat your cake and still have it’. In fact, what would have been the situation by now in the country if NNPC has not been importing petroleum products? I can tell you

that the country, given its volatility, would have been in total paralysis by now. Grounded ! What has led to the current scenario of petroleum products’ importation crisis is because of the global rise in the international crude oil price, which has notched up to $68 per barrel per day. And the refiners who also supply you finished products also increased their own price. It is what you give to them that they also give back to you too. Nigeria has recently been benefiting from international crude price increases, making a lot of foreign exchange in the process. You will recall that before now, crude price went as low as $30 per barrel, which affected our foreign

revenue earnings. Now, with the crude price increase, the country’s External Reserves have continually gone up, to the extent that, currently, we have about $40.4 billion in external reserves. I made this prediction in my earlier interview with you that Nigeria could witness increase in external reserve, and that if it is so, the country›s N8. 612 2018 Budget could easily be financed rather than the government resorting to borrowing to finance it. So, you can talk of subsidy when the government brings in private players in the sector. It is not official subsidy. It is letting your cost against benefit; although the product is

What then is your take on how to enhance sustainable operations in the oil and gas sector? The panacea to the current problem in the oil industry is aggressive construction of more refineries. This means more refineries should be built to support the existing ones in Port Harcourt, Kaduna, etc. Again, the old refineries should be constantly maintained through what you call Turn Around Maintenance (TAM), as many of them are old and need to be rejuvenated to enhance their capacity. Government must involve the private sector in the industry, because there are lots of ideas they can offer. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently announced the coming on stream of modular refineries. What role can modular refineries play in reducing the challenge in the oil industry? Nigeria is a large country. Having modular refineries is a welcome development. It would help the sector to grow.


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Adeosun to address UN, OECD’s conference on tax, revenue leakages

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been invited by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development to speak at the Platform for Collaboration on Tax Conference on Thursday, February 15, at the United Nations in New York. The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) Conference, which will hold between February 14 and 16, 2018, is a collaborative initiative of the United Nations, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. A statement by the Special Adviser Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance. Olayinka Akintunde “The Director of Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Pascal Saint-Amans, who signed the invitation letter, said the Minister would also be in a panel to discuss “Revenue Leakages: Illicit Financial Flows”. Saint-Amans, who noted that tackling illicit financial flows was a priority for most countries, said the panelists would address the impact of the Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs), particularly those caused by tax evasion and corruption on sustainable development. He said, “The Panel of discussants will discuss measures, both at the national and international level, which may help to reduce IIFs and identify opportunities to increase cooperation among range of actors tackling IFFs. “The measures should also cover policies and actions that may address the underlying behaviours that give raise to IFFs, as well as the challenges limiting progress and taking into consideration fragile settings. “We would therefore be honoured to have your presence on our programme, given the strong support Nigeria has shown for international cooperation on tax.” Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance will have a private meeting with the Head of OECD Global Forum on Exchange of Information, Ms. Monica Bhatia, on the sideline of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax Conference. According to the statement. “The meeting will focus on Nigeria’s efforts for developing international networks and collaboration with other countries to secure tax payer

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Fixed income, forex turnover hit N11.7trn in January ύƇ”ƏƆƔèjêƄƈƋƋôƌ“ƏƊƆƐ“ƅƅ”Ƒ•ƐƇ”ƏƣÕêƣƿüƐ”Ɛ“ƋƐƏ“•“ƅƐƈ”• Stories by Motolani Oseni

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Total transaction turnover in the Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC) markets for the month of January, 2018 amounted to N11.71trillion, representing a 1.28 per cent decrease or N0.15trn from the value recorded in December, 2017. Although, it increased by 28.17 per cent pr N2.57 trn Year- on -Year (YoY), just as the activities in the Treasury Bills (T.bills) market accounted for 39.24 per cent of market turnover, against 35.26 per cent recorded in December. 2017, while the Foreign Exchange (FX) market accounted for 37.50 per cent, compared to the total turn-

over of 33.63 per cent for the last month in 2017. The latest monthly report by the FMDQ OTC Security Exchange indicated that transactions in the FX market settled at $14.01billion in January, 2018, an increase of 8.91 per cent or $1.15bn when compared with $12.86billion value recorded in Dec. 2017. It is however, worthy of note that in the month under review, the Nigerian currency, Naira, appreciated slightly at the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) FX Window closing at N360 to the dollar from N360.33 sold the preceding month. At the same time, trading at a discount to the parallel market which closed at N364.00 per dollar,

from N363.00 against the greenback as at January 2, 2018. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) official Spot rate appreciated slightly, gaining N0.30 to close at N305.70 to the dollar from N306.00 stood as at December 29, 2017. The FMDQ report, showed that total value traded at the I&E FX Window in Jan. 2018 settled at $5.25bn, an increase of 36.87 per cent ($1.41bn) relative to the value recorded in Dec. 2017 ($3.87bn). Total value traded at the I&E FX Window since inception (April 21, 2017) stands at $31.46bn. “Inter-Member trades recorded $1.10 billion in Jan. 2018, an increase of 11.67 per cent ($0.11bn)

relative to the trades recorded in Dec. 2017 ($0.99bn), and a 71.66 per cent increase YoY ($0.46bn). Member-Client trades stood at $8.72bn, an increase of 4.72 per cent from the previous month ($0.39bn) and a 119.85 per cent increase YoY ($4.76bn). “Member-CBN trades recorded $4.18bn in Jan. 2018 ($3.54bn in Dec. 2017), representing an increase of 17.98 per cent Month on Month (MoM) $0.64bn and a 577.58 per cent increase YoY ($3.56bn), a likely effect of the Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) introduced by the CBN in Feb. 2017”, FMDQ OTC report has stated. Meanwhile, the 18th Naira-

Naira gains at I&E, strengthened over pound, Euro at parallel market The Naira, at the close of Monday trading activities gained over the US Dollar at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window, and as well strengthened against the pound sterling and the Euro at the parallel segment of the foreign exchange market. This was not the case at the official Spot market, closing at N305.90 per dollar against N305.85 exchange on Friday and N305.80 traded a week ago. The Daily Times, checks showed that the I&E FX window, began trading at a depreciated rate of N360.03 against N359.98 recorded on Friday, before trading at N361.50 and eventually closed at an improved rate of N360.10 compared to N360.27 settled when the forex market closed for last week. The special FX window, at the close of yesterday trading activities declared a total transactions turnover of $158.01 million, the same figure exchanged last Friday. At the parallel market, the local currency remained stable against the dollar at N363 but appreciated over the pound to close at N505

L-R: Group Head, Private Banking, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Idowu Thompson, receiving the “Best Private Bank in Nigeria 2018” award from Publisher and Editorial Director, Global Finance Magazine, Joseph Giarraputo, at the Global Finance Private Banking Award held recently in New York, United States

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compared to N508 recorded over the weekend; and N442 to the Euro against N446 sold during the same period. Meanwhile, the BDC operators still buy dollar at N360, which was higher than what is obtainable at the parallel market. Currency analyst at Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Kunle Ezun, said since the harmonization of the invisible rate to N360/$1, commercial banks have introduced measures to win customers and enlarge their market shares. He noted that players in the foreign exchange are leveraging on the CBN supply to gain market shares. The Bankers’ Committee of the CBN last week, directed commercial banks to stop commission charges from end-users on sales of Personal Travel Allowance (PTA), Basic travel Allowance (BTA), among others, as foreign exchange rate now hamonised at N360 to the dollar. Speaking to the journalists on behalf of the committe, Managing Director/CEO of FSDH Merchant Bank, Mrs. Hamda Ambah, explained that the uniform sales at the invisible market would serve as palliative measures for individual Nigerians to access foreign exchange without commission charges by banks for such foreign exchange sales. According to her, “One of the things that we agreed at the meeting was something we measured that will be palliative for individual in the economy. It was agreed that for foreign exchange at banks sale with CBN authority to their clients- PTA, BTA, school fess and for medical bills.


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Researchers, policymakers meet in Tanzania to discuss cassava agronomy Stories by Simon Ugwu

Scientists across Africa and their colleagues in other parts of the world met with policymakers in Tanzania, under the auspices of the African Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) to discuss the progress made in the last two years in providing clues to the agronomy of cassava. The meeting, held from December 11 to 15, 2017, was meant to review the progress made by ACAI—a project managed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)— and plan for the year ahead. Addressing participants, the Permanent Secretary, Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, represented by Dr. Geophrey Kajiru, Assistant Director, Research and Development, expressed optimism that the ACAI project would provide solutions to some of the problems faced by cassava farmers in Tanzania

and sub-Saharan Africa. The Tanzanian meeting, which took place in Mwanza, also included a planning workshop for the ACAI 2018 project activities in line with the implementation strategy for year three of the project. The meeting was thus organised for planning and setting new goals for the 2018 activities, sharing roles, and understanding the expectations of each party represented in the project. The Director for Central Africa Hub with the IITA, Dr. Bernard Vanlauwe, said ACAI would tap into new opportunities and partnerships to ensure the sustainability of the project and use of the tools developed. Through extensive research working with development partners, ACAI developed the initial version of the decision support tools showcased at the meeting, which provided an opportunity for the partners to examine the tools and offer feedback on how

the prototype Decision Support Tools (DSTs) can be improved. ACAI DSTs are developed based on demand and needs identified by development partners actively engaged in cassava value chain. ACAI’s Senior Systems Agronomist, Dr. Pieter Pypers said the interaction among project partners would generate concrete ideas that would be incorporated into the development of the DSTs to make them more useful and user-friendly. Project team members made presentations on the progress of the work under their specific roles in the project. ACAI is structured in work streams that inform the project’s critical path through research, development, to the use and dissemination of the final project tools. The National Coordinator for Root and Tuber Crops, Agricultural Research Institute (ARI) in Tanzania, Dr. Geoffrey Mka-

NEPC set to address inadequacies in cocoa export

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is set to address inadequacies and raise awareness of farmers on processing high-quality cocoa for export. Executive Director of NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, stated this in Ikom Local Council Area, Cross River State, during a two-day Cross River Cocoa Stakeholders’ forum and mini exhibition, organised by the NEPC, Calabar Smart office, in collaboration with Calabar Chamber of Commerce (CALCCIMA), Farming World and Rural Development Initiative (FAWARD) and Cocoa Association of Nigeria. Awolowo noted that the Cocoa value chain for export is a necessity for Cross River.

Awolowo, who was represented by the Deputy Director of NEPC, Mrs. Veronica Oriare, said the future position for cocoa in the global market is on increased demand with specific preference for organic cocoa.He said Cross River should embrace the share of favorable global market by increasing its production of cocoa. According to the NEPC boss: “the future outlook for cocoa in global market is that of increased demand for cocoa and specific preference for organic cocoa, which incidentally commands a higher price in the international market as the demand continues to rise. There is the need for concerted effort to increase the production of cocoa to partake in the share of fa-

vourable global market for cocoa.” Speaking on the theme “Developing the Cross River State Cocoa Value Chain for Export”, the Trade Promotion Adviser, Calabar office, Mr. Emmanuel Etim, said to achieve this feat, cocoa production in the state needs an urgent intervention through the creation of an achievable roadmap and proper processing and packaging for export. The President of CALCCIMA, Efa Imoke whose paper was presented by his Secretary, Mr. Ken Aim-Itta, also spoke on the roadmap for cocoa development in the state.He urged Cross Rivarians to take advantage of the natural potential and utilise the land by investing in agriculture.

Tubers of Cassava milo, said the project had made significant gains in 2017 in research, especially in meeting the high demand data in ACAI. “The trials have performed very well, especially when you look at cassava response to fer-

tilizer in the field, we are looking to hear about updates from other project sites,” Dr Adeyemi Olojede, ACAI coordinator at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike said.

FAO rekindles food sustainability in North - East through dry season farming The launch of the dry season farming in the Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), appears to be the right step in supporting the populations in the northeast who are faced with a food crisis.To say it is timely is to say the least, given the urgent need by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities in the region to regain their livelihood. FAO plan for the 2017/2018 dry season farming was to reach 117,000 farming families (representing 760,000 people) with seeds, rice and fertilizers, along with irrigation equipment, training and micro–gardening support to increase cultivation, reduce the impact of the food crisis and improve the nutrition of families facing severe hunger. The campaign, implemented in partnership with the states was launched separately in the three states.FAO’s Representative to Nigeria, Mr. Suffyan Koroma who co-led the launch stressed that the organisation’s support to the populations in the northeast was aimed at helping affected communities to quickly meet their own food needs through their own production and ultimately contribute to building their resilience to future crisis. He disclosed that during the 2017 raining reason FAO reached an estimated 971, 607 people with seeds and fertilizers, along with food assistance, adding that in Borno alone, 64,801 households (421,206 people) were reached with improved seeds of household staple crops including millet, maize, cowpea and sorghum. In addition, women-headed households received seeds of vegetables kits, which included okra, sorel, roselle, and

amaranthus.Koroma said each beneficiary household also received 25kg bag of NPK fertilizer, adding that the intervention boosted the household food security of multiple types of populations: the IDPs, returnees and host communities in Borno State and also facilitated livelihood generation by helping them process and sell their products to increase their household income levels. Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima who applauded the importance of the Government-FAO-led interventions, noted that proactive measures must be taken to address the food situation to alleviate the devastating impact of violence on food security and food production. Shetima stressed: “Practical measures are necessary to support farmers before the next cropping season.” To Modu Bemi, a farmer from Kataku community, Gujba council area of Yobe State, the intervention could not have come at a better time than now, especially for people like him who lost their belongings, including his son, to the insurgency that broke out in the state in 2014. “I used to be a big-time farmer before the insurgency in the community. But when Boko Haram attacked us on June 29, 2014 they burnt down my house, killed my son, my vehicle was not left out, but with the return of peace to the area we had to come back home. I don’t pray my worst enemy experience what we went through. I used to have 15 hectares of land that I inherited from my father. I planted millet, sorghum, guinea seed from which I got 50bags of guinea corn, 11bags of cowpeas, and groundnuts, among others, but now, am still struggling to get better yields from my farm.


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Minimum wage: Tripartite committee delays as labour demands increase from N56, 000 Stories by Joy Ekeke

The acting Nigerian Labour Congress President, Kiri Mohammed, has disclosed that a fresh wage, higher than the initial N56, 000 being demanded, has been submitted to the tripartite committee on minimum wage. According to the labour leader, the exact figure will be communicated by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, but noted that the increase is due to inflation and other economic reali-

ties in the country. Mohammed, disclosed this at the 11th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Civil Service Union on Thursday in Abuja. “NLC has decided to look at the figure and modify it, we actually modified it, an upward review above N56, 000, but I am not going to tell you how much because the president (Ayuba Wabba) is supposed to say it. “We have submitted it to the secretariat of the tripartite committee. The review is in conjunction

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with the TUC. You can’t do it alone, all of us met and decided to put heads together and look at the realities on the ground.” He dispelled any notion given by some persons that the minimum wage, after the review, will not be paid in 2018, due to the fact that it was not captured in the 2018 budget. The NLC chief expressed confidence that the minimum wage bill would be passed by the National Assembly and implemented by the Federal Government, owing to

the commitments of President Muhammadu Buhari on the outcomes of the ongoing negotiations for new wages for workers. “Who made the budget? I believe if they (government) are serious, we can finish this matter towards the middle of this year, June, July. “If we can finish at that time, then before the end of the year, certainly, the President must send whatever we agreed to the National Assembly for them to look at it and for him to assent it as a law, but I

know that once we agreed, government would implement whatever is agreed.” The acting NLC President, however, complained about the slow pace of negotiations by the tripartite committee, noting that it had not held any meeting since it was inaugurated. “We had an inaugural meeting and they have not called for a meeting, I won’t call it a deliberate delay, but it looks as if there is a deliberate delay. We have not started discussion or anything,” Mohammed said.

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Lawmakers tackle minister on rising youth unemployment Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives Committees on Employment, Labour and Productivity have urged the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to widen the scope of the various vocational skills’ acquisition and entrepreneurship development programmes being anchored by the ministry in order for them to tackle youth unemploy-

ment effectively. The lawmakers, who stressed this In separate remarks during the ministry’s 2018 budget defence, noted that employment generation was a critical area, which the ministry needed to do more upon the passage of the 2018 budget. The committees expressed readiness to visit the ministry’s projects sites with a view to ascer-

taining the level of compliance and implementation. In his presentation, Ngige said the ministry did well in both structural and service delivery as a result of the concerted and diligent implementation of budgeted projects and prorammes in the 2017 appropriation despite paucity of budgetary releases. He said, “We were operating on only 20 per cent budgetary release until

January 2018. Our budget performance for 2017 would have surpassed the expectation of Nigerians and critical stakeholders if not for the paucity of funds for the implementation of plans and programmes in critical areas of capacity building, strengthening of labour councils and other capital projects, which were not fully funded due to the global economic recession.

“We are very hopeful that we will be able to complete many of the outstanding projects and programmes of our 2017 budget before capital budget appropriation close in March 2018. “ We are happy that the financial portals have just been re-opened. We, however, pledge to do more before the end of March 2018.”

FG has inaugurated National Employment Council to create jobs for Nigerians - Ngige The Federal Government has inaugurated the National Employment Council to look into the situation. Speaking on the new development, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige said there was a need for a shift from reactive and temporary measures to curbing the menace of rising unemployment in the country. “As job creation policies and programme must anticipate future labour market requirements rather than reacting to it. In coordinating implementation of strategies to fast-track employment creation, we must bear in mind that such strategies are most likely to be successful. “That is, if it anticipates future labour market requirement rather than reacting to them. We have to move away from past approaches where strategies for employment creation and poverty alleviation were a response to a crisis or a temporary measure to mitigate the impact, ‘’ he said. Ngige, who noted that unemployment was a global challenge, observed that Nigeria like other nations needed to make concerted efforts towards curbing the menace. The minister added that the concern is even more urgent due to the association of youth idleness to perennial violent crimes in the different parts of the country which poses a threat to socio-economic stability. Ngige said that the task before the inaugurated council was formidable and expressed confidence in the ability of the Council to come up with the solutions to the menace. According to the minister, the council should in the medium and long-term reverse the current alarming trend of unemployment. Earlier in his address, Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, Permanent Secretary in the ministry, affirmed that unemployment, underemployment and poverty are critical challenges that would require the concerted efforts of all stakeholders to address.

Training without support leads to training-amiss, says ITF Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari has urged stakeholders, especially governors and members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS), that, to yield desired outcome, they must support trainees with adequate funding.

Ari made his position known at the closing ceremony of the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), where he said that the decision to provide start-up packs was informed by the agency’s tracking and monitoring of earlier trainees, who were not supported

with start-up packs. He said 90 per cent of the trainees went ahead to be successful entrepreneurs, or even employers of labour. “This phase of the programme will benefit over 11,000 trainees across the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT. “The start-up packs that

are being distributed today should be viewed as our practical example and message to our stakeholders, especially state governors and other members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) that training without corresponding support will not lead to expected outcome.

“It is in this light that I will especially commend governors that have so far equipped trainees in their states with start-up packs. We want to urge all governors and other office holders to follow the examples of their colleagues if the objectives of empowering

their citizens with skills acquisition will meet the expected objectives.” He said the they were trained for three months in three trades namely: tailoring and fashion design, welding and fabrication, and plumbing and pipefitting.


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NBS: 3.45 million Nigerians metered Stories by Simon Ugwu As of Q4 2017, only 46.16% equivalent to 3.45 million consumers of the total 7.48 million power consumers in Nigeria were metered, according to a power sector report compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS report, Power Sector Report: Energy Generated and Sent Out and Consumed and Load Allocation, metering data indicates that the DisCo with the highest percentage of customer metered, with 69.49% recorded, was Benin DisCo. In the second position is Eko DisCo with 60.73%, fol-

lowed by Ikeja DisCo with 55.95%. While Yola and Enugu DisCos recorded the least percentage of customers metered with 23.61% and 27.72% recorded respectively. With regards to power generation statistics, the stats reflected that a total average of 94,627MWh of energy was generated daily by power stations. Daily energy generation attained a peak of 105,152MWh on the 8th of December 2017. Thermal stations generated 84,026MWh of this, while the hydropower stations generated 21,126MWh. However, the lowest daily energy generation,

73,246MWh, was attained on 18 October 2017 as thermal stations generated 55,941MWh of this while the hydropower stations generated the remaining 17,305MWh. Fuel queues: Station manager arrested for products’ diversion The Nigerian Nationsal Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said that a petrol station manager has been arrested by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps for diverting 26,000 litres of petrol from New Nyanya to another location in Akwanga, Nasarawa State. The Corporation made this known in a statement signed the the Group Gen-

eral Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC , Ndu Ughamadu, adding that an official of the NSCDC, Yusuf O. Ayinde, a Chief Superintendent of the Corps, the manager with Lamido Petroleum, New Nyanya, Nasarawa State, Mr. Kasim Lamido, took delivery of 40,000 litres of petrol meant for his station but discharged only 13, 3000 litres, from one out of the three compartments in the truck and diverted the remaining 26,000litres to a station in Akwanga, where it would be sold at a higher price. The suspect would be charged to court by the Civil Defence Corps after ongoing investigation.

Community attacks IBEDC over outrageous billings Except for the management of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) takes urgent steps to restore the prepaid meter to the people of Unity and Peace Estate in Ado-Odo-Ota, Ogun State, the issue of collection of electricity bills in the area may, after all, be forgotten for now. Occupants of the estate trooped out in their numbers to express their anger on what they described as exploitation by the distribution company. According to some of them who spoke most people in the estate have paid for the meter for over two years now and are yet to be installed. The first Chairman and Ex-Officio of the estate, Arowolo Abdul said members of the estate tasked themselves and even went as far as borrowing money to put in place all the electricity installations in the estate including the transformers, poles, and wires, yet the distribution company still collected the sum of about N300, 000 to energise them. And the following month they started bringing bills to the tune of over N15, 000 per month at the time without any form of compensation to the people, he narrated. Abdul in Ogun stated that the bills had been in-

creased to the tune of between N29, 000 and N35, 000 per month within the family, adding about 90 percent of unity and peace estate doesn’t have any tenant. He said: “This time our people are fed up because we suffered to do all these things, and yet the company is still exploiting us by bringing crazy bills, that is why we are here today, there is no measurement for the bills,” he lamented. The quick intervention of the police had prevented any crisis that would have erupted, the District Police Officer (DPO), Sangobiyi J.A. as he preferred to be called promised to call the two parties to a negotiating table. The Legal Adviser to the community, Ade Yusuf, also agreed the disco collected money for prepaid metre from and after two years they have not installed it, they have been giving us crazy bills, we are here to say no meter no payment, he stated. Business Hub Commercial Manager of the Ibadan Distribution Company, Christopher Lawal said the issue of prepaid meter was a challenge across all the Discos, according to him, no Disco has metered all its customers hundred percent, it is an ongoing issue.

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Ambode approves legislation to boost power by 4,000M Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has assented to the State Electric Power Reform Bill into law. The law is specifically designed to generate at least 4, 000 megawatts of electricity under an embedded power initiative. The governor also signed six other bills into laws namely: the Amended Land Use Charge Bill, School of Nursing Bill, Cooperative College Bill, Cancer Research Institute bill, Amended Customary Court Bill, and the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Bill. He signed the bills at the State House, Alausa last week at a programme that had in attendance, the Attorney General and Com-

missioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan and the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, among others. After signing the bills into laws, Ambode noted that each of the legislation “is expected to contribute to the growth and development of the state. Electricity reform law gives legal backing to the embedded power initiative. It is designed to generate 1,000 megawatts of electricity in 2018 and 3,000 megawatts by 2022.” He explained that the power reform law “criminalizes power infractions and creates penalties for of-

fenders in the state. “This law strengthens our resolve to commence the journey to provide uninterrupted power supply to businesses and homes in Lagos State. Giving insight into the embedded power initiative after the bills were assented to, Oluwo said the law would allow the state government to intervene in major areas of the power value chain to the overall benefit of the people. He, thus, spoke on the benefits of the embedded power initiative, noting that the law would help the government extend its guarantee “to private sector participants who will come and generate power for us. By this guarantee, we are putting the balance sheet of our state on the table and assuring investors

that as they generate power, they will get paid.” He, also, noted that the law would help the distribution companies “to upgrade their infrastructure because if they generate the power and their infrastructure is still where it is today, clearly they will not have the capacity to carry the incremental power.” He added that the third area of intervention “is that it empowers us to be able to open up the gas market in Lagos so that we can have gas on a consistent basis and that is how we can attain the 24-hour power supply.” Oluwo said the law would also enable the state government “to collaborate with the distribution companies to collect tariff from customers efficiently in a way that

the said guarantee would not crystallise, while in the area of enforcement, the law will prevent power theft. “What has happened today is that the first power theft law in Nigeria has been signed today by Governor Ambode and this is the first time any government in Nigeria will institutionalise the power theft law. “It criminalises power infraction. What we have seen before is that people tamper with and bypass meters and at the end of the day they are arrested and nothing happens but the new law provides for jail terms as well as fines and all sorts of forbearance such that if you tamper with electrical installations, if you import fake electrical materials into this State, you are liable

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to be prosecuted.” Likewise, the attorneygeneral noted that the signing of the bills would mark the end of the legislative process, especially on the establishment of the Cancer Research Institute in the state and would advance the dividends of democracy to the people.


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When companies are open for hostile acquisition Bonny Amadi Mr. Malomo Oladapo a Lagos -based stockbroker told our correspondent that having seen the first week of trying the new pricing methodology, the best form of insurance for the insurance firms on the expected development rests on the boards themselves. The boards of insurance companies should race up with reality and perform better to deliver value to shareholders; otherwise investors who have money and are committed to deliver value to shareholders may wrestle the companies from them at 1 kobo per share. The trend has its positive impacts, which certainly will subdue whatever negative impact that people might see in the new pricing model. He said that consideration on investment should above all place greater emphasis on shareholders who usually are denied of any benefit as long as companies remain unprofitable and in most cases, continue to trade at par value price of 50 kobo per share. On 29 January 2018, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) introduced new pricing methodology, which ushered in three categories of listed companies and how their equity prices should move either up or down. The week ended February 28,th 2018, marked the second week of the new price regime operation. The three categories in the new price regime are companies trading at N100 and above, companies trading at N50 and above and those trading at N.50 and above. To move the share price of companies in category A by N10.00 you need to pull a turnover of 10,000 units of shares and above Category B requires 50,000 units of shares and above to move he price by N5.00, while category C, where most of the insurance companies fall into requires 10,000 units of shares to move price here by N0.1 kobo. Five days of experimenting the new pricing methodology has shown that most insurance companies are heading to eventually trade at 1 kobo per share, having removed the ceiling on per value pricing of 50 kobo per share. This unfolding trend reinforces the fear expressed in many quarters that unless

there is a stringent effort by the insurance sector regulators, most of the companies listed may be forcefully acquired through a new pricing regime that is bent to ridicule the poor performances and year -on -year unprofitable nature of most of the firms. Is the likely to be a new form of insurance policy for the firms to save them from forceful acquisition, low equity pricing or poor performance by their respective boards? Many concerned have asked. Findings show that at the end of the week’s trading, out of the 22 listed insurance companies that recorded price movement, 49 per cent commenced equity rice descent to I kobo, while some others consolidated at 50 kobo per share. Some insurance companies commenced their price descent to 1 kobo from 50- kobo former par value price ceiling are LASACO which closed the week at 0.36kobo per share, African Alliance Insurance Company closed at 0.42 kobo while Unity Kapital Insurance closed at 0.46 Kobo per share. UNIC insurance closed at 0.46kobo, Cornerstone Insurance Company closed at 0.47kobo while Sovereign Trust Insurance closed at 0.48kobo, Prestige Assurance closed at 0.48 kobo per share, Mutual benefit closed the week at 0.48 per share, while Hall Mark Insurance also closed the week below 50 kobo, at 48 obo per share. Oladapo mentioned earlier, however added that what should be considered in the

fate of the insurance companies should be the stakeholders, as according to him, all the stakeholders in the companies that have been declaring loss year on year , receive their benefits, yet the shareholders are denied dividend, because loss making companies don’t pay dividend. He said, UI“Look at the stakeholders, the government collects their tax, creditor collects their cash, staffs are paid, and contributors have been collecting their dividend except the shareholders”. Speaking in the same manner, another Lagos -based stockbroker, Mr. Solomon Kugbe said that he new pricing model certainly will check none performing companies and the possibility of new owners emerging through right pricing. “Some of these companies that traded at 50 kobo have been trading below 50 kobo over the counter, now the door has been opened for anyone who wants to trade his/her shares at below 60 kobo on the floor”.He said. According to him, the owners of the none performing insurance companies should either sit up or they are asked to leave by new investors who may want to generate value after buying majority shares of the firms, however he ruled out forced acquisition. It will be recalled that some o the insurance companies have corporate governance challenges of which their various stakeholders have written to the national assembly t conduct forensic audit on

their five years accounts to determine their true financial position. The Nigerian House of Representatives subcommittee on capital market and other institutions in November 2017, summoned over 100 companies for explanations on corporate governance’s breach allegations against them. The invitation and the drama that has continued to unfold following the House summon, , reinforces stand of some stakeholders that some listed companies have continued to defraud shareholders even trading at cheap price or year on year loss position. In some cases companies have been alleged to be declaring losses either to beat payment of profit tax or further payment to shareholders in terms of dividend, just as they continue to meet their other obligations to the latter. Indicating the stand of insurance companies in giving value to shareholders, majority of the companies invited by the House of Representatives, were insurance firms, that have continued to trade at par value of 50 kobo per share an declaring loss year on year. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance, Continental Reinsurance, Cornerstone insurance company, Custodian and Allied Insurance Others are Goldlink Insurance, Great NIGERIA insurance PLC, African Alliance Insurance Company, Afrinsure Financial Services, AIICO Insurance, Axamansard Insurance company ,among others.

It would be recalled that the summon by the committee was based upon petitions by stakeholder referred it for further legislative action. Through the summon, the house subcommittee chaired by Honorable Tony Nwulu, also signatory to the invitation letters to the companies CEO’s, is looking into the allegations. He said,“ as you may wish to recall, we have of recently written to request for relevant information on public liability companies as it relates to their five year audited reports, corporate governance and shareholdings compositions”. Arising from the above, the responses from shareholders and he investing public, we have received complaints and petitions against your board, same copied to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Economic and financial crime commission (EFCC) in the last 18 months allegedly without any satisfactory action taken to deal with the matters raised in the petition’. In the House committee letter to the board of the over 100 companies , the investigating committee requested the companies to furnish them with their own defenses to the allegation raised by shareholders and other stakeholders, however, it was learnt that some of the companies rushed to the court to stop further investigation into their affairs by the House.


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Social Media: The new culture of fame ...5 Nigerian Celebs that came through Tv Skits “the interview” became an instant hit and series amongst themselves. The Character frank Donga is one of the most hilarious faces in the industry, apart from John Okafor (Mr Ibu), Frank Donga is perhaps the only other person that can make me laugh hard even without a word. Following his sudden fame status, Donga has continued to excite his numerous fans by posting funny memes and messages on both his Facebook and twitter accounts. EMMANUELA

order of celebrity climb, Her “this is not my real face” debut video captured many hearts and immediately left people with eager anticipation of more skits from her.

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By: Femi Isaac Foremost American Historian, Daniel J. Boorstin while describing fame and the celebrity once said “The Celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness. In his Politicians, talented singers and comedians were the typical representation of fame and fortune. Today, I should be quoted for saying that the rules are changing rapidly, celebrity is diversifying as social media and the rise of smart phone culture is altering the emergence of stars and the overall concept and perception of celebrity. There is no doubt that the historic shift to a digitally connected world is building a staggering online community where there are new rules on how people gain the vast platform of fame. The amazing experiences of the likes of Justin Bieber and others, who rose to unimaginable fame and fortune simply by posting videos and pictures of themselves and their unique skills, prove that anyone can become famous in the new order of things. The truth is that instead of maintaining role models on television and magazines, Generations Y and Z now look to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in search of their idols. The Nigerian entertainment industry like the rest of the world is equally catching the fever of this new culture of fame in virtually all its dimensions, music, comedy, modelling, movie and others. Celebrities are rising to become recognised names, simply by attracting huge followings on their social media accounts and are now styles and trends.

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FRANK DONGA Frank Donga is a typical example of how celebrities can establish themselves breaking away from the norm and old order of fame ascension. His comic role with the Ndani

the support of her uncle, Mark Angel, has consistently served Nigerians rib cracking videos to the delight of many families, both home and abroad. She has even gone ahead to deliver breathtaking stand-up performances at top comedy shows in the country. FALZ THE BAHD GUY I do not know of any other celebrity in Nigeria that is as multi-talented and multi-faceted as Falz the bahd guy. The dude certainly needs no introduction

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only person that combines all the skills necessary for survival in acting, singing and comedy with his exceptional versatility. Son of renowned Nigerian Lawyer, Femi Falana, Falz coined his stage name from his surname Falana with the addition of (Bahd) guy an abbreviation for brilliant and highly distinct and he brought his brilliance and rare distinction to the fore with his Instagram likes. Falz may have been around in the industry for a while, but there is no denying the fact that leveraging the new media has contributed in no small measure to spreading his fame beyond expectation. His stories that touch album is gaining massive listenership and his award as best actor in a comedy amongst

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from the new culture of fame. KENNY BLACK Singing comedian, Kenny black is certainly enjoying much love and attention at the moment and many thinks he will last long. Emerging as the next big

distinct voice quality and ability to blend into the music and lyrics of artistes both local and international are factors that are keeping the star a force to reckon with. Kenny has built on the success of his shared videos and has translated that level of brilliance and creativity on the big stages in Nigeria.

CHIGURL From a voice note that went viral on BlackBerry, Chioma Omeruah has found fame in the least expected manner, her “Chigul” accent especially has placed her in a world of her own in the Nigerian comedy league . Her ability to play multiple characters on stage is perhaps the greatest asset for the Nigerian comedienne; she is another product of the new order of fame and is presently enjoying the joy that comes from it. There are many other examples of others, breaking from the norm and carving a niche for themselves to become respected celebrities, it is our hope that several others will leverage on the new media and harness its huge potential, especially since it has come to stay.


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Go trendy in Ankara Jumpsuit If you are still dreaming in this era to wear your now. There are numerous reasons why you favourite Ankara jumpsuit, we have great news should be wearing Ankara jumpsuit right now. You are going to find here feminine and It is time to suit up in style! Forget about your sophisticated numbers with right cuts and dresses and get glam in a different kinds of styling. If you are wondering what shoes to Ankara jumpsuit. You can easily recreate the wear with your Ankara jumpsuit then my answer look at home. SHOP and read on for tips on how and where to wear them. your jumpsuit is, the great thing about Ankara Fashion industry continue offering us jumpsuit is that it makes you look simple and fashionable and stylish clothes. One of the most glaring. I love adding heels and blazer for an trending fashion styles for women today is the evening look, but you can ideally style it for you look special and unique. to say, Ankara jumpsuits are everywhere right

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Faux Locs: Great style, fun to wear Faux Locs now has been popularised and more fashionable and trendy. Faux Locs trend has been popular in the black industry for quite a while. They are creating Locs with extensions that are a temporary style choice without the commitment or the work. It is a protective style that can last up to three months. It is basically a two-step process. That consists of braiding or twisting the hair and then wrapping it. This style can be accomplished using yarn, Kane Karon braiding or synthetic Marley hair. Faux locs can be curled, twisted and banded to offer even more styling options with texture. As beautiful as they are. They do require a level of commitment and patience that is needed to maintain them. Faux locs come in different varieties, these varieties include genie locs aka yarn loc or loc extensions. With Marley hair. With Faux locs you can have a similar look with the great way to Don the beautiful style that locs can offer. Important facts about Faux Locs It can be permanent or temporary form can last for about permanent. Human hair is wrapped around your natural hair or actual human hair Locs are attached to your roots. Colour: one main reasons why people will tend to love this

worry about it clashing with your natural hair will literally be Texture: for a temporary loc-in you have the choice between yarn which is lighter in weight and comes in various colors in different textures. Length: keep in mind that the longer the length, the heavier the Load, either way, the Locs. Always look great!

style. Hair care and maintenance is a must for faux locs, you should oil your scalp daily, wash and condition at least biweekly and take a daily vitamin.


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Men’s Fashion Top trending fashion items for men Checks Checks have been a constant part of the male tartan being one of the most surprising comeback trends Although a plaid shirt or Prince of Wales check blazer will always be a sound investment, this year will see designers apply checks to everything from knitwear and T-shirts to trousers and bomber jackets. So if you went big, great. Even better if what you have is in a muted grey or neutral (see below) shade. How to wear Checks started off as quite subtle and have moved on to be bolder as guys have become more confident when wearing them. On suits, the trend for a classic Prince of Wales check has now developed to a tonal windowpane.” Cuban Collars

collar shirt. Such was the influence of Mr. Montana, open necklines ran the gamut from high street to high end. And rightly so – the cut can look extremely liet) might have calmed down, but if you picked up a muted botanical print or plain Cuban collar shirt, keep hold of it. This year, combine with a leather date of an old-school classic. How to wear Cuban collars are here to stay for a few summers come in cotton or linen, so light and airy on a hot

collars on guys with narrow shoulders, because it makes them look broader.”

Brogues A menswear staple since Irish farmers punched holes in their shoes to let bog water out, brogues sit in that smart-casual sweet spot that takes the stuffy out of your suit, but dress up your jeans for lunch with your in-laws. “Craftsmanship and durability is essential for winter,” says Mr Porter footwear buyer David Morris.

The more broguing, the more casual the shoe – let

welt provides a solid structural foundation, which is imperative at this time of year,” says Morris. It also makes swapping the soles a cinch, which adds decades to your investment. Though classic always works, the demise of #menswear means brogues have loosened up. “Brands have been experimenting with detailing to bring brogues more into casualwear,” says Kasia Katner, stylist at Thread. “Hybrid brogues, with wedges, crepe or a chunky commando sole, give this style a less formal feel, more reminiscent of work wear boots.” Prada ing away from office and gym but wearing everywhere else.

Light Wash Denim Light blue was certainly a preferred colour of choice Vintage shirts on the streets of Nigeria, with the powder blue trend Vintage, from its name it implies something sustained with the favored. Light and bright were the that is old. Vintage has since been in existence denim jackets that featured heavily on the European since the early 70s and it was widely accepted by fashion lovers around the world. The early with some guests interpreting their light wash denim major reason why the vintage shirt was created in edgier pieces, including light denim short sleeve was basically because of the hotness in the mechanic coveralls and distressed jeans. The ultibeach. mate for casual wear, invest in some slightly baggy Vintage wears are usually on a very light denim jackets for easy over the shoulder accompanimaterial and they come in different sizes and ments to white t-shirts or striped sweaters. shapes. Vintage now are no more specifically designed as beach wears has it has gain its Bandanas ground in the fashion world mostly in African Bandanas are perhaps the easiest street style countries. They now see it has a very unique trend to pull off, and they are boyishly brilliant. What way of looking simple and stylish and guys makes this trend even better? All you will need is a have been rocking continuously. humble bandana that could very well cost you a few cash. An instant boost to the simplest of silhouettes, How to wear neckerchiefs are playful and can be an excellent opportunity to bring more colour to your wardrobe if you way of rocking it. It can go on anything rang- are a little hesitant to rock brighter shades. A great ing from the jeans to chinos. cherry red, cobalt blue or monochrome patterned bandana will do the trick, but ensure your knots are neat.


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Want that healthy sight? Try this Tomatoes Tomatoes are packed with carotenoids, including lycopene, which helps give tomatoes their vibrant red color. Research shows that the lycopene present in ocular tissues helps prevent light-induced damage to the retina and other areas of the eye. Tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, another vision protector. Processed tomato products or fresh tomatoes eaten with a little olive oil will help boost the absorption of lycopene. Researchers say eating foods rich in antioxidants is better than taking supplements. Corn Yellow corn is great source of lutein and zeaxanthin . These naturally occurring yellow pigments are lost during ARMD, (Age-related macular degeneration) but research shows that older adults who boost their blood levels of lutein and zeaxanthin through eating foods like corn and other reduced their risk of losing these pigments. A study even found that women who ate the most fruits and vegetables, including yellow corn, reduced their risk of developing cataracts. Carrot Vitamins found in carrot can help promote overall eye health. Carrots contain beta-carotene, a substance that the body converts to vitamin A, an important nutrient for eye health. Carrots can easily be included in your diet in the vegetables salads or fried rice and can also be consumed and enjoyed in its raw form. Olive Oil This oil which is low in trans and saturated fat helps prevent retina diseases. Several studies suggest that olive oil is recommended for healthy vision. Not only is olive oil free of trans fats and is low in saturated fat, Australian researchers found that subjects who reported consuming the most olive oil were 48% less likely to develop ARMD. When buying olive oil, look for extra virgin for the additional antioxidant boost it provides Walnuts Walnuts are the best nut source of omega-3s. In small amounts they can be converted to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), another omega-3 fatty acid used by the eye, along with DHA. They are full of antioxidants and vitamin E, which work to C-reactive protein, a marker that signals there is nuts a day can cut your risk of a cardiac event by as much as 50 percent, according to several large research projects, including the ongoing Nurses Health Study. Berries Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, mulberries, cherries and even grapes are outstanding foods for protecting cardiovascular health, which

pressure. And high blood pressure is a risk factor for macular degeneration. Blueberries and blackberries also contain anthocyanins, which have the -

ages to the arteries that feed oxygen to the available though they are a little bit expensive. Eggs Eggs contain the omega-3 fatty acid DHA and are the most readily available source of lutein and zeaxanthin. An egg per day for most people, unless you have diabetes, is excellent eye food. Diabetics need to ask their doctor whether eggs can be a part of their diet. Avocados Avocados are one the most nutrient-rich fruits They contain lutein and help prevent macular great source of other important eye nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and vitamin E,� Gerbstadt says. Those vitamins place avocados among the top-10 eye foods. Turkey turkey contains zinc and vitamin B, which makes it effective when it comes to warding off cataract. It is also a healthier option than red option for the eyes. Sweet potatoes This is a very easy accompaniment to any meal, as it contains loads of beta-carotene which makes them a total necessity when it comes to eye health. Sardines loaded with Omega-3 fatty acids, sardines should be included in your diet at least once work by protecting the tiny blood vessels in the eyes and maintaining overall eye health. According to a study featured in the American also reduce the risk of developing age–related

ways you can get a good supply of omega–3 Moringa Moringa leaves contain iron, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C and protein. These are low in calorie, sodium and rich in antioxidant, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. Its leaves can also be used to treat various eye problems. Moringa leaves can be used as eye wash and can also be put in eyes. Extract of its fresh leaves juice mixed with honey are also used as eye drop in some parts of India

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to justify starting your day with a nice glass of lemon water. Sometimes we just get tired of drinking old plain water and you just want to take your physical, mental, and spiritual health up to the next level, here are 15 reasons why you should be drinking lemon water every day. 1) Clears Skin One of the more convincing reasons to drink lemon water for most of us is that it can help keep our skin clear. Water on its vitamin C in lemons helps purge toxins from our blood to keep 2) Balances Your PH

very acidic, but they actually have a very alkalizing effect on our bodies. Keeping your body in an alkaline state also pre-

3) Boosts Immune System boost our immune system. Who has time to get sick these days, right? The potassium in lemon juice helps control blood pressure, stimulate brain and nerve function and vitamin C with the juice of one lemon and some honey. 4) Weight Loss Aside from helping our skin stay clear, balancing and boost-

There are tons of different powers that lemon water has. Did you know that it can actually assist you with any digestion problems that you are having? Trust me on this one, if you are having a lot of stomach aches, start drinking lemon water and

5) Help a Hangover Save yourself a trip to the store and make yourself a mug of lemon water is that it can help soothe your stomach, which can be somewhat irritated or sensitive after a night of drinking. Drinking hot water with lemon can act as an antiseptic and help

10) Powerful Cleansing Powers While we might clean our skin and we might actually keep our faces and hair clean, did you know that we also need to keep our organs and our insides

6) Freshens Breath We now know that lemon water has an abundance of ben-

extremely healthy. 11) Less Mucus

en your breath after having some drinks, a spicy meal or if you smoke. All these things can dry out your mouth, which can lead

probably notice that you have a ton of mucus in the

7) Boost the Brain and Nervous System Another one of the impressive effects of drinking lemon wahave been linked to depression, anxiety, forgetfulness and brain fog. As mentioned previously, lemons are also chock full

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antibacterial properties and helps get rid of infections of the

13) Energy Boost Do you need that cup of coffee in the morning and then around 2:30pm, you are crashing and burning with being tired? Well, if you happen to drink hot water with lemon in it instead of coffee, not only will you cut your

helpful natural remedy for allergies as it helps keep the body alkaline and more balanced. 9) Helps Digestion Problems

14) Helps You to Stay Healthier Overall, lemon water is a good way to keep hydrated

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The good ones are gone: A bachelor’s search for companion When we were growing up, my grandpa while looking at his wife would smile and then would ask us to pray for a good life partner. We were too young to understand but we loved the smiles they shared. Nearly two decades later, we are living to understand had even fasted for his suggestion then. Especially now that we seem to be in trouble even understanding what long term happiness is in a relationship. In this age, people are used, things are loved, egos are treasured and happiness is rare. Living life as a partial or full Lagos bachelor with little enhancements (like a small crib and a car) has a way of showing people life from different angles. For one, your clique is improved and your lifestyle is merely overrated. For sure, the girls are fresher and the boys are doper. As long as you are living it up and

one cares about how happy you are after all. With all these about the city, the lives on this deceitful lane two facts that the old man told us. Firstly, we all hope for the best but we are constrained to choose only from the available especially in skirts adventures than what they were being offered at home. Good ones were gone from the According to what the old man explained, there are time parents shamelessly started to depend on three type of humans in mating (the good ones, the daughters for monthly survival. In fact, the good normal ones and the abnormal ones). Let me explain were gone from the period when feelings and that a bit. relationships became monetized. The good ones are those type my grandpa took time to smile about. They treat their relationship like better. For the singles, Normal is like pleading with to heaven. They nurtured it. Like our grannies, the nature to be at least fair with you after having the way they managed their relationships and marriages make us believe storybooks happy ending tales. to be involved but deep inside you, craving to be, struggles internally and maintain happy faces to the rest of the world. Normal is like the middle point of everything. Warri no win, warri no lose, kpatakpata na draw kind of tear more pieces of you apart. This is normal. relationship people. Normal to the married is seeking to, at least to be permit me to leave it this way for simplicity because I lack the exact English word in exchange of what he said. Second and most importantly, the city lane has opened my eyes to the fact that the good ones (both boys and girls) are gone and even normals are a big

dirty) were the new normal now before she talked herself to anger. She concluded by pointing that perhaps clothes should be given to animals since they will wear it better than humans. Good is rare and normal is scarce. When a friend did well to have almost clocked two years contrary to her believe it will only survive for a year or less. Her point to me, made marriage seem like a JAMB score which is only useful in one year and thus invalid in the next admission year. Is this the norm now and should it be? neighbour with so many funny acts. They claimed their relationship was complex. In their good times, they display all kinds of sexual profanity on the street and in their bad times, they were busy violently getting blood out of each other. Again, they will always say their love life is bad ass complex. Perhaps the bad ass complexity can be explained in how a married woman will come home super drunk in week days, not minding the fact that the children should be prepared for school early the next morning. Maybe bad ass complexity explains why the husband never had class in the type of skirts he pursued. Whatever the case, this

treatment and security. Good are rare, so we are having everybody wishing to settle for normal. In the absence of good, we only pray for normal these days and those normal too are fast becoming an endangered specie. Our liberties that were supposed to open good ones are almost gone and normals are greatly doors to self-enlightenment and discoveries are desired. becoming windows to our own doom. We openly bad times than good times and when they do, the area was turned into a war zone with words and understanding of his sayings, I want to relate his and boys we heard in stories can be restored after prediction or fear to our present state and even future and this is the stage most of us are, ranging from problems. to which they are supposed to be raised and relationships to marriages. maintained. We must accept the fact that if truly the good for excuses to not be committed) will tell you that the Talking about how we crave for even normal these ones are almost gone and the normal ones will good ones you seek have been too rare for a while days; the other day, I mistakenly left the TV on one soon be threatened, we collectively caused it. We now that these days people fast and pray for the of these Nigerian music channels for an aunt and replaced human disciplines with other things, the left to attend to some things. When I got back, she If we are truthful to our generation, then we know duties and now we are paying for it. The Reviewer the good ones were gone from when the gentlemen at least tell their children to be normal and or at is not giving marriage counselling but thinks we could no longer win ladies with acts of gentleness least wear normal clothes. When I told her that treated wrongly. Good ones were gone the moment wait for me to tell her the bum shorts (or pants folks made it work then but I sure do know that it good girls could no longer keep their men because was based on family structure that were laid as on the waist (plus tattoos that were too dark and foundation for day to day operation.

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