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President to US: We’re negotiating to rescue Dapchi, Chibok schoolgirls alive

Ï Tillerson assures Nigeria of US support Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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hari has said that Nigeria prefers to have the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists from Chibok in Borno State and Dap-

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chi in Yobe State back alive, and that was why it has chosen negotiation, rather than military option. Receiving the US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in audience at State House, Abuja, on Monday, Continued on page 6

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Buhari in Benue, indicts IGP for flouting his directives Ï Says he never knew Idris moved to Nasarawa instead of Benue Ï President: We’ll do our best to solve farmers/herdsmen crises

Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); his wife, Bolanle (5th right); Chief Judge of the State, Justice Opeyemi Oke (4th right); Chief Whip, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Abiru (3rd right); Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem (2nd right); Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule (4th left) and others during a Symbolic Walk Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Alausa, Ikeja... on Monday

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Buhari in Benue, indicts IGP for flouting his directives Continued from page 1 coming to power in 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that he is not aware that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, defied his directives to relocate to Benue State while the IGP only spent only few days in the state and moved on to Nasarawa State. Buhari made the startling revelation on Monday during his condolence visit to the state and a meeting with some stakeholders at the Government House in Makurdi, the state capital. The Daily Times recalls that following a coordinated attacks by alleged Fulani herdsmen in some villages in Benue State in which about 74 people were killed, President Buhari had on January 9, ordered the IGP to immediately relocate to the state to restore law and order and prevent further loss of lives and properties from escalating and spreading. Although Idris obeyed the President’s directive, he reportedly left Benue State for Nasarawa State. Addressing stakeholders at the Government House in Makurdi, the President said he is just learning of the alleged noncompliance by the IGP but as a loyal leader, he will engage the IGP for inquires upon his return to Abuja. The President said: “What I did was to call him (the IGP) and give him the directive. I didn’t know he moved here (Benue State) and didn’t spend … and

then moved to Nasarawa. It’s only now that I am knowing that. But I know I dispatched him here.” Buhari made the explanation, following demands by Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom that the IGP should steer clear of partisan politics as a Police Chief and desist from holding an opinion on which law to implement or not. But Buhari further stated that as a leader, loyalty is very important, saying that as a President, he operates with the watchword. According to him, the IGP is slow in using the intelligence and resources available to him but as a loyal leader, all he did was give the directive to the IGP instead of publicly exposing his incompetence. Meanwhile, President Buhari has appealed to leaders of various groups in Benue State to convince their constituents that the Federal Government is doing its best to end the recurring attacks by armed herdsmen in various parts of the country. Responding to remarks by various stakeholders during a Town Hall meeting in Government House, Makurdi, on Monday, the President also urged them to show restraint and allow the security agencies to handle the untenable situation. He said: “The governor and I, and others here know that we will leave one day, but the relationship between farmers and herders will continue. I urge you to keep in touch with them

and advise them to live peacefully. Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups with different cultures and nobody can question God for putting us together.” Buhari while noting that he was not in the habit of publicly rebuking his appointees as many would desire, said that he preferred to quietly “read the riot act” as he did to the IGP when the Benue attacks began. The President also disclosed that he even shared the IGP’s security report on the Benue crisis with Senators George Akume and Barnabas Gemade from the state. Recalling his Civil War era memories with military officers from Benue State,

he noted that his nostalgic experience with such persons would never allow him to do harm to the state. President Buhari, while thanking God for the good rains, the successful efforts of the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, an indigene of Benue State, whom he described as “a great asset in my government,” said his administration would continue to empower farmers with loans by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Expressing delight that the agricultural policy of his administration has led to 90 per cent reduction in rice importation, he commended Ebonyi, Lagos, Kebbi, Jigawa and Benue states

for “doing extremely well.” Reacting to what he called a “shopping list” by some stakeholders, the President urged them to pray for the economy to improve, noting that he would not make any promises during this trip. He, however, stressed that, “When coming back on campaign, if coming back on campaign, I may promise.” Governor Samuel Ortom thanked President Buhari for visiting and listening patiently to the representatives of socio-cultural groups, farmers, herdsmen, national and state legislators, former leaders and elder statesmen, among others, describing him as “a father known for his integ-

rity and fight for justice.” Noting that the attacks by armed herdsmen predated the current administration, the governor said the recent attacks had displaced 170,000 people with children of school age constituting 60 per cent. He called for support for ranching, compensation for victims of the attacks and rebuilding of destroyed houses and farms, as well as the upgrading of the current military exercise to a “military operation.” Governor Ortom also appealed to the Federal Government to fix some major roads in the state and take over the state polytechnic and college of education among other demands.

L-R: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Muazu Abdulkadir; Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Hon Abubakar Bawa Bwari; and a former minister in the Ministry, Sarafa Tunji Isola; during the inauguration of Board of Agencies Under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development in Abuja…on Monday.

South- West strategic to PDP victory in 2019 – Spokesman Myke Uzendu, Abuja

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ic Party (PDP) has affirmed that the South- West geopolitical zone is very critical and strategic to the party’s ‘inevitable victory’ during the 2019 general elections The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this on Monday when the leaders of the Federation of South West Professionals in Politics paid him a visit in Abuja. The PDP’s spokesman also stressed that the value of the South - West zone to the PDP could not be dismissed. He maintained that

the South-West remains PDP’s major support base which accounts to why it will never treat matters concerning the zone with levity. Ologbondiyan said the party holds the leaders and party members from the zone in very high esteem, just like those from other zones and pointed out their dedications and sacrifices towards the stability and growth of the PDP not only in their zones but also at the national level. He said, “ The SouthWest zone is a major support base of the PDP. It is very strategic to our party and we hold our leaders and members in the zone in

very high esteem for their untiring efforts in ensuring that the PDP flag continues to fly high in spite of daunting challenges. “Due to their resilience, our party held forth, so much so, that despite the manipulations and intimidations by the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2015, the difference in votes won by the APC and our great party in the South West was very minimal. That shows that PDP commands the genuine followership of voters in the region. “In Lagos State, the home of the national leader of the APC, the PDP won six

House of Representatives seats and nine state Assembly seats. We have continued to have the majority support of the voting population in Ekiti State and our structure in the South- West in general remains formidable. “In Oyo State, our party is waxing stronger while our victory at the last senatorial election in Osun West has shown that we shall retake the state. “Similarly, in Ogun and Ondo states, our leaders and members are working very hard in repositioning our party and expanding our support base, for which we are confident of victory in

any election. “There is no way the PDP will treat such a zone that is so strategic and known for progressive politics with levity. “It is therefore imperative to emphasize that the PDP holds the South- West in great respect and we will continue to work with the leaders of the zone and those of other zones to ensure a clear victory in 2019”. On the ongoing reconciliation in the PDP, Ologbondiyan assured that the effort has been yielding dividends, adding that the party has emerged stronger from its challenges. He further commended

the PDP governors, other elected and appointed leaders and all members for their commitment to the party. The National Convener of the group, Dr. Olu Bamidele in his remarks, commended the PDP leadership for achieving rapid repositioning and rebranding of the party as well as the moves to ensure total reconciliation in its fold, particularly in the South- West. Bamidele praised the PDP’s constructive opposition, adding that Nigerians are looking up to it to salvage the nation from the misrule of the APC, come 2019.


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President to US: We’re negotiating to rescue Dapchi, Chibok schoolgirls alive Continued from page 1 Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with international organisations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors. “We are trying to be careful. It is better to get our daughters back alive,” the President said. He thanked the US for assistance rendered in the

fight against insurgency, noting that Nigerian forces are good, “but need assistance in the areas of training and equipment.” Buhari also promised that his administration would continue to do its best to secure the country, adding that he would be in Yobe State, from where Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted, later this week “as part of my condolence and sympathy visits to areas

where we have had unfortunate events.” The President further pledged free and fair polls in 2019, recalling that the then US Secretary of State, John Kerry, had visited before the 2015 polls, “and he told the party in government then, and those of us in opposition, to behave ourselves, and we did.” The US Secretary of State commended President Buhari on his strides

in the anti-corruption war, to which the Nigerian leader responded that monies recovered were being invested on development of infrastructure. Tillerson said that Nigeria remains a very important country to the US, assuring that: “You have our support in your challenges. We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful

polls in 2019.” Tillerson’s visit to Nigeria was his first trip to Africa as the most senior US diplomat and since his arrival in the continent last Wednesday, he has visited Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. He is expected to stay for several hours before heading for home in the early evening. He had initially been scheduled to stay overnight, hold further meet-

ings on Tuesday with the US embassy staff and then fly back to Washington. But the African tour has coincided with the sudden announcement of a possible summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump over the nuclear standoff in the Korean peninsula. Tillerson, while in East Africa, canceled scheduled events on Saturday on the grounds of ill-health.

UPP congratulates Ekweremadu on his appointment as a professor Myke Uzendu, Abuja

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike (right) with the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick at the Government House Port Harcourt..... on Monday.

Land use charge: Dialogue will lead to positive outcome - Ambode

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Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday expressed optimism that the ongoing dialogue with various stakeholders on the new Land Use Charge Law would bring about a positive outcome in the overall interest of the people going forward. He said the State Government would come out with a positive position to ameliorate the issues raised by stakeholders on the new Land Use Charge Law in the next one week, saying the increment was all in a bid to protect the future and create permanent prosperity for the State. Governor Ambode, who was cornered by journalists after leading a symbolic walk against sexual and domestic violence in Alausa, said his administration was very sensitive and responsive to the yearnings of the people, and had met with various stakeholders in the last one week to ex-

plain the rationale behind the new law. He said: “Just the way that you would have observed, we held a session with the business community last week on Lagos Means Business and one of the topical issues that were raised was about the Land Use Charge and during that session, I did say that the State Government was opened to dialogue. Ever since that Tuesday, we have been consulting people and we have also been trying to explain the basis of this Land Use Charge Law.” The Governor said out of the 300 tax items in the State, only the Land Use Charge and one other law was reviewed upward, and that the development was targeted at fast-tracking development and protecting the future of the State. “I want Lagosians to understand one particular issue. We have over 300 tax items for which nothing has

been touched apart from this Land Use Charge and maybe one other. But again, we are a very responsive government; we are very sensitive because at the end of the day, governance is about the people; it is about what they want. “Yes, people might like that infrastructural development is on the progressive chart in Lagos but also it comes with a price. But notwithstanding in the middle of all that, a responsive government will listen to the yearnings of her people. “So, obviously when I say I want dialogue, I really mean it and I am ready to respond to that. In the last one week, we have been meeting different groups; we have been talking and we have been making people to understand also and I think by the end of this week, we should be able to come out with something positive that actually ame-

liorate the issues being raised by concerned stakeholders,” he said. He said the ultimate goal of his administration was to create a framework to put the State on a sound pedestal for economic growth and prosperity, and as well secure the future of the State, but that something positive would be done to respond to the issues raised by the people. “At the end of the day, it’s all for the development of Lagos. What this government is interested in is to create a trajectory and framework of permanent prosperity for Lagos. It is not about today, it is about the future and if there is going to be permanent prosperity in Lagos, some things have to be done but I can tell you based on the dialogue and the things we have been receiving, obviously we would respond positively to those yearnings,” Governor Ambode said.

leadership and members of the United Progressive Party (UPP) has congratulated the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu on his well-deserved appointment as a Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of EGovernance and Strategic Government Studies, by the Southern University, Baton Rough, Louisiana, United States of America. The National Chairman of the Party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, on Monday in Abuja described the appointment as an eloquent testimony of his hardwork, diligence, perseverance, tenacity and sagacity of purpose in discharging his academic, national and international assignments. “It is indeed; a national honour which Nigerians are proud of. It is a welcome development and another feather in his brilliant academic career. We have no doubt that he will excel in his professorial duties to the University despite his enormous legislative responsibilities in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria” Okorie stated. Recall that The Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America, USA, appointed Senator Ekweremadu, a full Visiting Professor and Senior Mentoring Scholar of EGovernance and Strategic Government Studies. Ekweremadu, according to the appointment letter

dated February 2018, is expected to mentor doctoral students, junior lecturers, as well as take a lead in advising the University’s research centre on academic issues related to EGovernance and Strategic Government Studies. The university, described the Senator as “a motivation to the Nigerian youths, both at home and in diaspora”. The University predicated his appointment on his intellectualism and long experience in leadership in Nigeria and Africa. It explained that its doctoral students and lecturers also have ambitions to serve in government and not just in the academia and would, therefore, benefit from Ekweremmadu’s experience. The University’s letter reads in part: “Southern University was founded in 1880 and has always been at the forefront of academic research, as well as mentoring of many from the black community in the USA. “Looking at your academic, administrative, and overall leadership in Nigeria and Africa, you fit perfectly in Southern University’s goal to remain a leading research and teaching institution in the United States and beyond. “We are excited to have you join our University and our Research Center. We believe the background you bring from your pool of experience will be most valuable to the University community as a whole. “It is our fervent hope, sir, that you will accept this offer”.


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Take decisive steps to end killings, PDP tells Buhari Myke Uzendu, Abuja

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People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s afterthought visit to Benue, several months after the massacre of Nigerians, as a needless road show which serves only as a large billboard of his administration’s gross insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians. The party however said its mega rally, which held in Dutse, Jigawa State Monday, has opened a new vista for the party as the true hope for Nigerians. The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday said it is appalling and highly disheartening that a President can only visit his distressed citizens after a widespread outcry over his aloofness and not out of any genuine concern for their wellbeing. The PDP said President Buhari’s visits to troubled states, particularly Benue, serve no sincere purpose since they did not come from the heart but

ÏSays Jigawa rally opens a new vista for party evidently orchestrated for political reasons. What is the purpose of condolence visit when it does not come from the heart but orchestrated to deceive and beguile the people ahead of the 2019 general elections? the party questioned. “Indeed, we agree no less with Nigerians that this cosmetic and politically motivated visit is nothing but a direct mockery of the dead and a heavy slap on the faces of the bereaved. “This is the same president, who at the wake of the massacre, summoned the leaders and the bereaved to Abuja, rather than complying with the age-long tradition of Africans by immediately visiting the bereaved. “Months after their tears have dried and they are painfully gathering their broken pieces, the Presidency is now trying to use them for a political posturing by staging a cosmetic condolence visit just to score a political point. “More off-putting is the fact that following

the public criticisms that trailed the President’s glaring aloofness and failure to visit the direct victims during his whistle stops in Taraba and Plateau states, his handlers has now arranged a puton visit to some Internally

Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Benue, which is nothing but a posturing stunt to further deceive the people. “If the Buhari administration is genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of the people of

Benue and other trouble states, what decisive step has been taken to apprehend those behind the carnage and bring them to book?” The PDP therefore charges the Presidency to end the unnecessary roadshow and take decisive steps to ensure the securi-

ty of the people. The party reminded those organizing the road shows to understand that Nigerians can no longer be deceived by cosmetic and pretentious posturing from this grossly insensitive and incompetent administration, which has brought them so much pain.

Customs Controller in charge of Tincan Island Port Command, Comptroller Musa Abdullahi (right) receiving a souvinir from the Commissioner of Police Western Ports Command Lagos, Commissioner of Police Celestine Okoye, when the former paid a courtesy visit...on Monday

INEC wants NASS to expedite action on Electoral Offences Commission

Olufemi Samuel, & Tunde Opalana, Abuja

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tional Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the National Assembly and other stakeholders to expedite action on the bill to establish the National Electoral Offences Commission/Tribunal ahead of the 2019 general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made the call in his submissions at the public hearing session organised on the bill by Senate Committee on INEC . The intervention by the lawmakers is necessary in solving the challenges being faced by INEC on electoral offences or cases which he said added up to 1080 from the 2015 general elections and subsequent bye-elections. He said 124 of the cases

Ï We’re handling 1080 cases of Electoral Offences since 2015- Chairman Ï Says commission files 124 cases, secures 60 convictions were filed and 60 convictions secured in various courts across the country. The INEC Chairman expressed displeasure that reports of the Electoral Reform Committee (the Uwais Report) 2008, and the Post-election Violence (Lemu Report) 2011 have been left to gather dusts on the shelves. The two reports, according to him, recommended the establishment of the Electoral Offences Commission/Tribunal to address all forms of electoral violence and impunity that have continued to undermine the stability of the nation’s electoral democracy. The INEC boss said although the Commission has the powers to prosecute, it nonetheless lacked the powers to effect the arrest of electoral offend-

ers, a situation he said, has continued to hamper effective prosecution of offenders. Yakubu said : “While the Uwais Report was transmitted by the executive to the National Assembly in 2010, the White Paper on recommendations of the Lemu Report directed the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minster of Justice to take steps towards the establishment of the Electoral Offences Tribunal. “Nearly a decade later, there has been no legislative action on these aspects of the recommendations of the Uwais and Lemu reports, making the present effort by the Senate and the concurrent effort by the House of Representatives a welcome development.

“The failure to systematically and consistently enforce sanctions has encouraged impunity and the violence that often characterised electoral contest in Nigeria, thereby subverting the will of the people and undermining the nation’s electoral democracy. “At present, INEC is saddled with the responsibility of prosecuting electoral offender. Section 150(1) and (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) empowered INEC prosecute electoral offenders through its legal officers or any legal practitioner appointed by it without the powers to arrest and investigate thus depending on the police for this purpose. “Without the capacity to make arrest and inves-

tigate violations, the prosecutorial role is severely hampered. INEC cannot effectively focus on this role given its other variegated responsibilities under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended)”. Prof Yakubu described the convictions recorded so far as a far cry from the large number of electoral offences that occurred in the period under review. “There are several factors responsible for the inadequate success, ranging from the huge prosecutorial task, dependence on other agencies for arrest and investigation, time and resources against the backdrop of INEC’s extensive responsibilities of conducting elections and managing pre and post

election litigations”, he added. Chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Senator Suleiman Nazif, in his remarks noted that over the years, statistics showed that the various electoral offences and crimes orchestrated by politicians have cast shadows over the nation’s electoral process. He said, “Subsequently, due to human dynamics, crimes and offences of election tend to evolve. Therefore, we must look beyond the usual offences and into new trends of wider social electoral offences and crimes that have evaded justice for too long. “Furthermore, it is expected of us to rekindle our thoughts and cast our vast experiences to forge ways of strengthening this bill, as it bears direct consequential effect on our democracy”.


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Buhari’s visit opens long feud between Lalong and Sports Minster Kingsley Chukwuka,Jos

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Wreckage of a commercial bus in which four people were killed, 16 injured when a Sport Utility Vehicle had head on collision with the bus, at the Lekki end of Lagos...on Sunday

EFCC to probe NGO over alleged threat, extortion of oil companies Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to commence investigations into alleged activities of Niger Delta Peace Coalition (NDPC), a Non-Governmental body that allegedly interfaces between the people of Iwhrekan in Ughelli South Local Government area of Delta State and multinational oil companies. Security sources disclosed on Monday that operatives of EFCC will, anytime this week, storm Delta State to have an interview with the leadership of the NGO, to unravel allegations of threat and extortion of money from SPDC, NPDC and ND Western, all oil companies

operating in Iwhrekan community. It was gathered that the EFCC investigations is sequel to a petition dated February 12 written by Concerned Iwhrekan Youths and signed on their behalf by one Akpobome Orotoma in which several allegations against the NGO and its Coordinator, Mr. Zik Gbemre allegedly threatens the continuous peaceful operations of the oil companies in the community. According to copies of the petition sited in Warri, the concerned Iwhrekan youths alleged that the NGO, under the watch of its Co - ordinator, Mr. Zik Gbemre, has always been in the habit of using some community youth’s names to obtain money from the oil companies for surveil-

lance on pipelines which doesn’t get to them. “The said monies are, most often, not remitted to the youths whose names appeared on the invoices submitted for the release of the fund by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), NPDC and ND Western. “This situation, which has been going on for some time now is now causing serious tension amongst community youths. If urgent steps are not taking, it might snowball into violence and threaten the multi-billion naira Utorogun Gas plant and trunklines. “We implore the President, the Vice President, the Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives to immediately direct the Chairman,

EFCC to investigate these allegations against the Niger Delta Peace Coalition under Zik Gbemre and save the the national assets in our community. “We can no longer fold our arms and allow an NGO be used to collect what rightly belongs to the community for personal gains. Our youths are becoming restless every day, so the President should act fast”, it added. The petition was copied to the Vice President; the Senate President, Speaker, House of Representatives; the Minister of State, Petroleum. Others were the National Security Adviser; Inspector-General of Police; Director-General, State Security Service; Director-General, NSCDC and Delta State Governor.

Enugu Govt current in payment of counterpart funds - WHO

Moses Oyediran, Enugu

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World Health Organization (WHO) has listed Enugu State among states in the country that are up to date in their payment of counterpart funds for the immunization of children against childhood killer diseases. Speaking during the flagoff ceremony of measles immunization campaign at Uwani Cottage Hospital, Enugu, which was performed by the Enugu State deputy governor, Mrs.

Cecilia Ezeilo, the zonal representative of WHO, Dr. Onyinye Emefiena, applauded the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration for its commitment to the programme. She added that the state paid its counterpart fund since last October, which made it possible for the event to take place in the state. Noting that measles is a killer disease that has taken many lives, Dr. Emefiena explained that through vaccines, children within

the nine-month and nineyear age bracket will be immunized. “The immunization exercise will be taking place in health centres, schools, traditional rulers’ palaces and every other designated places where children can be found. So mothers and caregivers should avail their kids of this gesture,” she said. Responding, the deputy governor reiterated the Ugwuanyi administration’s readiness to sustain the fight against measles

and other childhood killer diseases in the state. “The Enugu State government has joined forces with international partners like the WHO and UNICEF to ensure the execution of a statewide campaign in all corners of our dear state. The aim is to reach out to our children and immunize them against measles which is often a deadly disease that contributes to high infant mortality indices,” said Mrs. Ezeilo, who represented Gov. Ugwuanyi at

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Minister for Sports and Youths Development, Solomon Dalung has descended heavily on Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State for naming a newly commissioned road in Jos after President Muhammadu Buhari. But the Commissioner for Information in the State, Yakubu Dati, said the comment by the minister is a confirmation that he is being used by the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to rubbish the gains made by the APC on account of President Buhari’s visit to Plateau. The Minister took to his Facebook page to criticise the Plateau State governor and described the naming of the road after Buhari as a disaster. He said the decision to name the road after President Buhari was borne out of desperation by the governor to secure a second term in 2019. Dalong said: “Another disaster of the President’s visit was the renaming of Yakubu Gowon way to Muhammadu Buhari Way; to say the least, it is embarrassing. “Gowon was the President’s boss how can he be stripped of a 40 years privilege and honour in his home state? This is the worst thing that can happen to a man like the elder statesman: I believed that General Gowon is feeling betrayed and abandoned by his own people. “This is a political decision of Lalong desperately taken to secure 2019 ambition but not the decision of the people of Plateau: we condemned this act with all sense of love for Yakubu Gowon as a father, while advising Governor Alert to withdraw this unpatriotic decision and publicly apologise to Gowon and the President for embarrassing them. “If the visit of the president was intended to secure 2019 for Lalong, it has exposed his ambition to greater risk and multiply his opponents. However, the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yakubu Dati, when contacted described the comments by the Minister as the “gibberish of an attention seeker berefts of logic and fact”. Dati said the truth of the matter is that Yakubu Gowon Way still exists as no road was renamed. The commissioner explained that the “Muhammadu Buhari Way” starts at Mararaban Jama’a round-

about through Anguldi and Bukuru express way then ends at Ta’en round-about. He said the existing Yakubu Gowon way starts at same Ta’en junction through building materials–Zarmaganda junction, Maiango–old airport junctions, through secretariat overhead bridge and ends at Plateau Specialist Hospital round-about. The commissioner further explained that the D. B Zang road starts from the Plateau Specialist Hospital round-about and ends at Hill-Station round-about, while Joseph Gomwalk road then starts from Hillstation round-about and ends at Polo Club roundabout. He said that Goodluck Ebele Jonathan way starts at Polo round-about through Kabong (Gada Biu) overhead bridge to new Zaria road Stadium and ends at Farin-gada round-about. Dati said by giving the impression that the portion known as Yakubu Gowon way was renamed, Dalung was trying to invent lies in order to score cheap political points. The Commissioner said if the Minister had bothered to cross check his facts rather than conspiring with opposition leaders, he would have been saved the embarrassment of ignorance. He said the Lalong administration is proud to name the stretch of road from Maraban Jama’a round-about to Taen roundabout after the President because it is the tradition the world over to name projects after the dignitaries that commission them. The Commissioner said if Dalung has any sense of history and respect for elder statesmen, he would have excused General Yakubu Gowon’s name from his bid to settle personal scores. Dati said he wonders how anybody of Dalung’s political standing can say Lalong is afraid of him politically when the highest he has gone in his political journey is to be appointed a caretaker chairman of a local government during the illegal administration that was contrived to replace Dariye’s in 2006. Dati also said in all the Ministers political outing, he has been floored mercilessly by his opponents including Beni Lar, who trashed him at the PDP primary for Langtang North/ Langtang South Federal Constituency in 2007 and was also defeated at the APC governorship primary by Lalong in the build up to the 2015 elections.


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Why APC will take over Rivers State in 2019 - Abe Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt

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The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would take over Rivers State and retain control of the Centre in 2019. Senator Abe who spoke with journalists in Port Harcourt, weekend, said that the APC was stronger than ever before and doing well in Rivers State. The Federal lawmaker commended the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal administration for the development of infrastructure for Rivers people, saying that the heavy presence of the Federal government in the state indicated that the APC was grounded in the state. The Senator said: “The APC government has done more for Rivers State than the PDP government ever did. Work has started on the Bodo-Bonny Road in the state; work is also on going on the East-West Road.” On the Ogoni Clean-up, the senator continued: “The President is committed to the Ogoni clean-up and he is working. This

is the take-off point. The trust fund account is being opened and you have to finish all this process before you can accelerate. The PDP under the immediate past President had all the documents but put them in his locker. “The PDP government then had all the opportunity to implement the UNEP Report but they didn’t do it. They talked about it for years and nothing happened,” Senator Abe alleged. Abe further stated that APC in Rivers State was not dead but has done better than the PDP in terms of infrastructure and human capacity development. “I believe that APC is the only party in this country at this time that can solve the problems of Nigeria, unite the country and move it forward,” he enthused. On the state of the international Airport at Omagwa, Ikwerre Local Government Area, of the state, Senator Abe said that because of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to Rivers people, the government accepted to pay for a variation made by the contractor after the con-

Saudi firm to partner with Adamawa in agriculture Tom Garba, Yola

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state government is to partner Saudi Arabia based company in the cultivation of twenty hectares of arable land for agricultural purposes. Secretary to the Adamawa state government, Doctor Umar Buba Bindir stated this while briefing journalists on the outcome of meeting held with Governor Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla at the government house in Yola. Doctor Bindir explained that lack of arable land in Saudi Arabia enabled the company to invest in agriculture in Adamawa. Bindir said Adamawa and Saudi will drive mutual benefits from the

collaboration. He said this following the meeting Governor Jibrilla has instructed Commissioners of Land, Agriculture and Justice with the Secretary to the state government, to form a committee to meet with the company, Zàin Al Abdin Group to finalise plans for the take off. He stressed that the company will embark on agricultural activities including both rainy and dry season cultivation. He said other benefits included provision of employment opportunities while the riverine areas will be dredged to further boost fishing activities by farmers. The team, headed by Zàin Albadin Nafawi has since left the state for Saudi Arabia.

L-R: Junior Brand Manager, Three Crowns Milk, Mr. Jesufemi Ololade and Winners of the Three Crowns Milk Love-in-a-Card Valentine Competition, Mr. Valentine Egbadon and his Wife, Mrs. Oyinloluwa Egbadon during the Three Crowns Milk Special Valentine Dinner Treat held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos recently. tract was awarded by the PDP government. ” Because of its commitment to the Rivers people, this government has not only paid up the variation but was committed to finishing the international airport this year,” he explained. On Governor Nyesom Wike’s position over the forth-coming visit to Rivers State by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Abe emphasized the need for the governor to be grateful for the President’s visit, stating that whenever the date was fixed for the visit everybody involved including the Governor would be duly informed. He stated: “Rivers State has been in the news for

the wrong reasons of recent and I think the Governor should have been the happiest person to hear that the President is coming to the state to see those people who have lost their loved ones and empathize with them. “It would be an opportunity for the Governor to find a way to work with the President to ensure that we have a better security but because of the undertone of the violence in Rivers State, I think that is why he finds the visit uncomfortable at this time,” he said. Senator Abe admonished Governor Wike to put the interest of Rivers State first and stop playing politics with the security

of lives and property of the people as the level of violence, including gruesome killing of innocent people in the state was unacceptable. Recounting the genesis of the Rivers APC crises the former Secretary to State Government, SSG, said the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi formed his own group in the party making it difficult for APC members to meet together to discuss the affairs of the party. “Because some of us were advocating for some form of internal democracy within the party (APC) on the choice of candidates ahead of the 2019 elections, the Minister

decided he was no longer going to carry everybody along but to form his own part of the party. “This has made it very difficult for those with a contrary opinion to be able to meet in one place and discuss issues of the party. But, that does not mean the party is torn apart. We still have all our structures intact and means of communicating. We would continue to expand on those structures and enhance mutual communication within the party,” according to him. Abe maintained that in every political system, disagreements were inevitable and seen as instruments that strengthen democratic process.

Emergency in health sector: I must follow steps of my Boss- Jibrilla's aide Tom Garba, Yola

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Jebu Sohe, Commissioner four in one of the parrastals said he will follow in the step-by- step of his Boss, Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla in consolidating the health sector which is under state of emergency declared by him. Bitrus said this after a well recommended effort he made last weekend

by renovating the entire General Hospitals of Michika in Michika LGA area. He said it was out of a passion he has for the people of Michika and support for the Governor in his own little way that today the world knows is doing well in running the affairs of the state. According to him, Michika is one of the largest LGA in the state with 16 political wards that needs government special intervention con-

sidering the negative effects incurred for the people by insurgents. ''We can't leave the work of development in the hands of the government alone, government cannot do everything for its people, there must be collaborative support by well spirited people within our societies to aid government to work better for the people that elected them into power. " Jebu said. "This is not my first time in doing this kind of

a thing, I'm a philanthropist by nature and whether in government or not in the government this is what I will always love to do,because I believe I'm doing the mind of God.'' He added He thanked Governor Bindow for given him the opportunity to spend millions of Naira in rehabilitating the only LGA that serves the communities of Michika, Madagali,some parts of Mubi North and Hong LGAs.


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Delta speaker harps on devt. for oil Producing communities, sues for leaders’ Synergy Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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Delta State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Mr. Friday Osanebi has harped on the need for development in the state oil producing communities, insisting that development would enhance peaceful co-existence in the areas. The Deputy Speaker who spoke to journalists in Asaba at the weekend, however called on Host Communities of oil and gas fields (HOSTCOM) to engage community leaders to enhance holistic development of their areas. Noting that peaceful environment fosters progress, the Deputy Speaker, charged members of the HOSTCOM to be focused to the yearnings and aspirations for a transformed Ndokwa East, and assured of his continued support in order to make it enviable. Meanwhile, the State Government has waded into the boundary dispute between Edo/Delta State. The State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa who spoke through Ethiope East Council Boss, Mrs. Faith Majemite while ad-

dressing officials of the National Boundary Commission (NBC) who were at Isiokolo, the Ethiope East Council headquarters on a working visit, disclosed that the committee inaugurated by the State Government, and headed by Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro was working with a view to ensuring peaceful coexistence among the two states. She said I am convinced that the committee will address the issue once, and for all because it is within their purview”, and urged those affected by the dispute to exercise patience as the state government was on top of the situation. It would be recalled that there has been boundary dispute between the people of Ovre-Ebu community in Delta State and Orhionmuvvon community in Edo State. On education, Mrs. Majemite further disclosed that over 1, 000 primary schools, and 475 secondary schools have renovated by Okowa led administration, adding that over N2billion was expended on the renovation project.

Men of customs impound 300 bags of rice, 3 vehicles in Kano Yakubu Salisu, Kano,

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Nigeria Customs Service Kanojigawa Command has intercepted 300 bags of smuggled rice as well as three vehicles suspected also to be smuggled into the state. Speaking with news men on Monday evening at the Kano Command headquarters, the Comptroller, Yusuf Abba Kasim, said that the smuggled goods were intercepted on their way into Kano from Jigawa and Katsina respectively. “ As you can see, these bags of rice and three cars were confiscated in three days. The bags rice were smuggled in through Babura in Jigawa State, while the cars were smuggled in through Katsina” According to Kasim, it would be recalled that there was a recent clash between Customs officers and villagers at

Babura town in Jigawa, during which Custom stations and vehicles were vandalised by angry youths over the alleged shooting of a resident of the area, a situation which forced the men of the service to withdraw from the town. This, he said, gave the smugglers the impression that they can carry out their illegal business. According to Kasim, two suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the smuggled goods estimated to be about N7 million. He warned that, the command would not relent in its efforts at combating smuggling of contraband goods into the state and country at large. Stressing that the service has the statutory power to raid and confiscate any smuggled goods into the country not necessarily only at the borders.

Personnel of Danatata & Sawoe Nigeria Limited working during an inspection tour of the ongoing dualization of Kano Western by Pass in Kano State being part of Highway Projects in the North West Zone by the Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN on Sunday

Tragedy in Osun, as SUV crushes student to death ÏÏÏTragedy struck in Os-

ogbo, the capital of Osun State on Monday evening when a grey colour Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) crushed a Junior Secondary School (JSS) pupil of a public school to death Eyewitnesses said that the deceased, who was a student of Government Middle School, Gbodofon, Osogbo identified as Samadi Azeez had gone to

Ayegbaji International Market to buy pepper when the SUV crushed him. According to one of the eyewitnesses, who pleaded anonymity, “the vehicle was on top speed from Ogo Oluwa, area when it rammed into the deceased and he died on the spot”. She stated further that “the deceased (Samadi) was one of the students

preparing for his Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE) before he met his untimely death” While narrating the sad development to journalists, the father of the victim, who is deputy chairman of the National Union of Roads and Transport Workers (NURTW), Fakunle Garage, Osogbo, Mr. Rasak Azeez said “I

was called from our garage where I am working to see my dead son. He lamented that the remains of his son had been deposited at the morgue of Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo. As of the time of filing this report, the angry mob who gathered at the scene of the accident had set the vehicle ablaze.

Delta Police declare serial burglar wanted, arrest 22 suspected cult members

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Police in Ogwashi-Uku Division near Asaba, Delta State have declared wanted, one Victor Chiedu for alleged armed robbery and related offences. While it also said it has arrested twenty-two suspected cult members in the last two months, the Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) in the area, Mr. Tobi Debakame, who confirmed this to journalists on Monday, disclosed that the suspect victor Chiedu has been on the run from the police for his alleged involvement in armed robbery offences, and its related act. He said that Chiedu was arrested for breaking and

entry by the police but jumped the bail, and had been looked for in the past two months. According to him: “he has been on the run for few months now but the long arm of the law will catch up with him, we will get him soon” and warned that those who aided him, should produce him or will be fished out. Concerned indigenes of Ogwashi-Uku, who spoke to our reporter on condition of anonymity commended the Divisional Police officer, Mr. Tobi Debakame for his pro-activeness in handling security matters in the community, adding that the fear of the suspect Chiedu Victor had been the beginning of wisdom. They said: “this was

unlike before the current DPO has been doing well, he had ensured criminals are fished out of their hide out operations, Ogwashi-Uku community will be free now because of Chiedu”. Meanwhile, the Olodi Oki and Ighogbadu families of Okere Urhobo kingdom have warned against alleged fraudulent acts and crime on their properties by some unauthorized persons. The warning was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the Management Committee, Mr. Gabriel Eyekipimi, Secretary Mr. Mike Okumagba and Internal Auditor, Mr. Temi Nikegbetse, a copy made available to our reporter alleged that the

said persons had duped unsuspecting members of the public in many ways with the impunity, including the sale of land and other property through deceptive manners. The statement further alleged that the said suspect processed fake document of ownership of land and consent fees to deceive the public. Part of the statement read: “some of these persons were successfully prosecuted in the past by the police but still carrying on with evil and crime” and however appeal to the general public and the Law Enforcement Agency especially the police to join the management of the committee in the fight against the fraudulent activities.


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Why Ambode, Obasa should be allowed to continue their service to Lagos in 2019 -Egberongbe How would you describe the current House of Assembly, the eighth Assembly? It has been a successful House. Private member bills are being sponsored in this Assembly unlike the previous ones when most bills came from the executive arm. The neighbourhood watch, the cancer institute and Yoruba language bills are just a few of such. These are things that have direct impact on the people they represent, and it is not a surprise since they are very close to the grassroots. Don’t forget the town hall meetings too, which afforded the lawmakers the opportunity to feel the pulse of the people and which has severally assisted Governor Ambode in planning the budget of the state while it eases its passage, making the two arms remain on the same page. To some people, the 2018 budget was rushed by the House. Why was it so? Remember I said the document is both generated by the executive and legislative arm. There is also the prebudget meeting between the two arms where issues are raised and trashed. That is where the real job is done. The participants collapse themselves into a team to look at it. What also makes it easy is that the speaker and the governor have been working on the finances of the state before their latest positions. The speaker was the chairman of the committee on budget while the governor is a former accountant-general of the state. What is the relationship between the executive and the legislature currently? Without mincing words, the executive is moving at a geometric pace. And there is no way the executive will run at that pace without the cooperation of the legislature. The governor recently granted assent to seven bills in a day. It has never happened in this state before. That alone answers your question. Would you recommend the speaker for another term? Honestly, I have known the speaker for over 10 years now. I know him as a God fearing person. He is also a very technical and thorough person. He remains versatile and strives to have knowledge of issues. I think it is good for our system. I would strongly recommend that for the governor and the speaker, it is half a dozen and six which has no difference. What they have started together, they should complete together. It is not about the speaker, but for the progress of the state. Now, there is this general outcry on the expectations of Nigerians not being met by the APC government. What do you think are the reasons for the seeming inability of your party to meet these expectations? First, Nigerians are very impatient people. See them at the bus stop and

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Hon Mufutau Egberongbe is a former two time member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Apapa Constituency 1. Presently Egberongbe is the Special Adviser to the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Political Matters. To him the successes recorded by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has been exemplary and all these would not have been possible without the support of the state Assembly, which is why he believes both the governor and the Speaker deserves to return to continue their work in 2019. He also told PATRICK OKOHUE in this interview why Nigerians should support President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term canteens; you will definitely see someone attempting to jump the queue. Nigerians want the rot of over 16 years repaired in less than three years. Second, there is this insincerity on the part of the opposition, because they just want to paint the government as bad, even despite the successes recorded in the fight against corruption. Most times, I hear people saying that the same people that destroyed the PDP are the ones in the APC currently. Yes, while I agree with you, the party itself is such an institutionalised one and capable of whipping anyone to line. Look at how that has assisted the government. You see how some

What have you as an individual done to bring the much needed change? I think we should just be patient with the political class. Now that we have seen a good man, let’s give him a chance to work; if it works, it will be for the benefit of everyone

international bodies have described our President as incorruptible. But what are we saying back home? Buhari is just one of us, massive population. What have you as an individual done to bring the much needed change? I think we should just be patient with the political class. Now that we have seen a good man, let’s give him a chance to work; if it works, it will be for the benefit of everyone and even the future generations. We need to be sincere with ourselves. There is this anxiety that has continued to dominate talks of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s role as a mediating factor in the internal crisis that has plagued the APC for sometimes now. Do you see any success in this task before him? What is wrong with us warring and later coming to jaw-jaw? What reason may anybody have to make him be against a reconciliatory move if ever we are being sincere? And who has the kind of personality of Asiwaju? This is not just because he is my mentor, but let us put it on the table and ask ourselves who that person is that is like Asiwaju. Who is that individual that has made friends in every part of the country and still maintains those contacts since he was a senator? None. I am not saying he is a saint, but he loves Nigeria passionately.

So, does this imply that you mean there is no vacancy in Aso Rock in 2019? Yes, both at the federal and state levels. Just go round Lagos and see the progress recorded in the tenure of Ambode. Have you been to Lekki? Have you been to Ojodu-Berger recently to see the transformation? Recently in Oshodi area of Lagos, a couple was caught via the CCTV stealing. I agree that there are areas of challenges, but putting them side-by-side relatively with the progress, I think the latter supersedes. What would you say to those dreaming of unseating Buhari in 2019? They should not waste their resources and time trying to defeat him. Rather, they should collaborate with him, use their money to set up small and medium enterprises to sustain the economy and create jobs so they would be respected as statesmen. From within the party, nobody is raising his hand. Severally, even leaders of other parties have confirmed that Buhari has tried. Bode George is one of them. Come down to Lagos, see how Ambode has revolutionise Epe, a former sleepy town. What that means is that the value of land there has shot up, the economy and night life too has received a boost. We have a governor who is constantly thinking.


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Lawmaker berates Ekweremadu over statement on military return Patrick Okohue The member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusegun Olulade, has criticised the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, over a statement credited to him, suggesting the possible return of military to power in Nigeria. Olulade, who spoke in his office, described Ekweremadu’s statement as careless and ridiculous, adding that such an awful statement should not have come from a right thinking and true member of the legislative arm of government. According to the lawmaker, “any thoughtful legislator who is a true democrat will know that anytime the military strikes, the legislature will be the one to suffer. We can all still remember what we went through during the military era, in which the citizens were reduced to severe hardship. So it is very unfortunate that Senator Ekweremadu will make such statement on the floor of the Senate.” Ekeweremadu, had on Wednesday, while contributing to debate on the floor of the Senate, said the possibility of

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the military taking over power in Nigeria cannot be totally ruled out. The Deputy Senate President was also quoted to have said that Nigeria’s democracy was receding and therefore could lead to military takeover. Speaking further, Olulade maintained that if Ekweremadu was part of the struggle to return democracy to Nigeria, “he wouldn’t have uttered such a statement. A true democrat should not even joke with military taking over power. “It is now clear to us that a person like Ekweremadu is not a lover of democracy. I could recollect that the Chief of Army

Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, sometimes ago, alleged that some politicians are lobbying some top military hierarchy to take over power in the country,” Olulade stated. He, however, cautioned the Senator to watch his statements and be guarded whenever he is speaking on the floor of the Senate, adding that “we should not be talking about military return to power at this time when the present government is trying very hard to put the country back to her rightful place. Anyone talking about military return now doesn’t love the country.”

Be prepared for leadership roles, Aare Adams tells OPC members Patrick Okohue Members of the Oodua People’s Congress [OPC], have been advised to get themselves ready for higher responsibilities in the future. Speaking at the 2018 edition of the Leadership Training Retreat in Ibadan, Oyo State, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Aare Gani Adams, said leadership is about service to humanity and that one of the best qualities of a leader is to get prepared for future challenges. Adams, who is also the National Coordinator of OPC restated his commitment to defend the interests of the Yoruba race, charging all members of the group to be vigilant and watchful, particularly, against the illegal activities of herdsmen, who attack and kill innocent people across the country. He warned the cattle herders not to take undue advantage of the accommodating nature of the Yoruba race. “The Yorubas by nature are very accommodating, we are brave and courageous, however, we will not allow the indiscriminate killings of our people, we will resist any attempt by the herdsmen to spill innocent blood in the South West,” he said. In his lecture, Dr. Abiola Ayankunbi harped on team work and leadership as a recipe

for success and development in all organisations. He urged all members of the OPC to instill in them, a team spirit, saying it was an attribute needed most to advance the ideals of the organisation. “We are in a new world, where everybody must have a little knowledge about everything that happens in the world. This is the reality of the new world, where everybody is a stake holder. In doing this, we all have our different but complementary roles to play in ensuring a better society,” he said The Leadership training Retreat is organised by the Olokun Festival Foundation [OFF], in conjunction with the Oyo State chapter of the Oodua People’s Congress [OPC], to train and retrain all members on the need to be responsible in all their dealings.

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Lagos Commissioner extols Ibirogba’s virtues at retirement Benjamin Omoike The Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Pensions in Lagos State, Dr. Akintola Benson Oke, has described retiring Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and Training, Mrs. Clara Omotilewa Ibirogba, as a learned, versatile and competent Amazon of beauty and brains. Oke made this remarks at the weekend during the ‘Last Day in Office Ceremony’ and Thanksgiving Service in honour of Ibirogba, at Chapel of Christ The Light in Alausa, Ikeja. According to him: “Indeed, it is a fitting tribute to Mrs. Clara Omotilewa Olutoyin Ibirogba to give her the sobriquet, ‘competence, with a good heart and willingness to serve’. One would suppose that the anonymous source to whom

the quote is attributed, had her in mind when the profoundly true words were written. “Read her profile, and you will read of an officer who has had extensive, rich and varied experience serving the Lagos State Civil Service. Inquire from friends and colleagues about her and you will be told of a woman of grace who can develop and nurture lifelong beneficial personal and work relationships. Work with her and you will discover a goodhearted graceful lady and versatile officer who is competent and always willing to serve and contribute meaningfully to issues. I can confidently say she came, she saw and she conquered,” Oke said. The Commissioner stressed that he was delighted to note that Ibirogba left indelible marks in the Ministry of Justice where she served for the better part of her

career in the Lagos State Civil Service. He added that she was extensively involved in the landmark and trailblazing mediation programme of the Ministry, drafting and supervising the drafting of a large number of memoranda that led to the resolution of otherwise intractable disputes. He said that, as a skilled draftsman, she also led the efforts to draft a number of laws, subsidiary legislations, council memoranda in chieftaincy matters and oath papers for swearing-in ceremonies at state functions, among others. Responding, Mrs. Clara Ibirogba said she was highly elated at the turn out of family, friends, colleagues and well wishers who had turned out to bid her farewell from the service. She said the journey had been eventful, challenging, demanding as well as exciting.

“When I applied to the Lagos State Civil Service, I thought to myself that I would only spend six months and leave for either a bank or other opportunities. Little did I know that God had other plans in store for me. A projection of six months has led to - would you believe it - 35 years in service. I leave with a lot of memories, with my head held high and truly satisfied and fulfilled that hopefully I have left indelible marks in the service. “Particularly in the Ministry of Justice, where I served for the better part of my career and also in the Office of Establishments and Training, among others. It has been a truly eventful journey. I just want to say a big thank you to all those who have contributed in one way or the other to this wonderful success story. “First, I thank God Almighty who has kept

me through it all, to the governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, my Commissioner, Dr. Benson Oke, all the staff who contributed professionally during my time and especially to my husband, my children, family members and friends for all their support and understanding during this time,” Ibirogba said. Mrs. Clara Ibirogba was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. She started her civil service career as a State Counsel in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in 1983. She then rose through the ranks to become a Director in the Ministry of Justice. She headed the Directorate of Legislative Drafting in 2001 and served as Director of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights in 2006 until November 2017, when she was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Office of Establishments and Training.


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Editorial Local manufacture of electric meters

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ecent opening of a local electric meter manufacturing factory in Onna Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State is a welcome development as it marked the era of privately owned local manufacturing of electric meters in Nigeria. When in November 2013 the Federal Government privatised the Power Holding Company (PHCN), the buyers did not envisage problems. Since then the 11 distribution companies (Discos) have been struggling to meet the metering deadline of five years contained in their Purchasing Agreements (PAs) with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). A modicum of progress was made in the metering of customers. But, the Discos have been citing weak capital as the major reason for their inability to meter all their customers. They blamed illiquidity for their inability to meter the customers and their banks’ failure to provide them credits to purchase meters. Nigeria is a country with great potential for development. Almost all sectors of the country’s economy need electricity to stimulate development. Unfortunately, no appreciable economic development can be made in an economy with inadequate supply of electric power. Even with the erratic and unstable power supply in the country, electricity supply to homes and industries have over the years been bedevilled by insufficient supply of metering machines. As Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo rightly observed at the inauguration of the metering company, Nigeria’s economic development is hinged on effective power supply. Without doubt, availability of a good electric metering device is part of an effective power supply. Herein lies the importance of the new electric meter manufacturing company. Since the privatisation of electric distribution companies a few years ago, the electric dis-

tribution companies (Discos) have been complaining of inadequate supply of meters. In the main, the Discos complained about their lack of funds to purchase meters for onward sale to their customers, thus limiting the quantity of orders they could purchase from local suppliers of the product who also had to import them from overseas. The introduction of prepaid metering system made it easier for the Discos to collect their money upfront from electric power consumers while it has enabled electric power consumers too to pay in advance for whatever quantity of electric power they would want to enjoy. In many parts of the country attempts by the Discos to make unmetered consumers of electric power to pay have been unsuccessful. Also, the Discos resort to the use of estimated bills has not helped matters as, in most cases, such consumers avoid payment for the electricity they used. The new electric power metering factory which is a partnership between the Akwa Ibom government and some private investors is expected to put the state on the path of industrialisation. It will manufacture an average of one million meters per year but can be increased later to produce up to 2.7 million units of meters per year. If anything, the Akwa Ibom example is an example of fruitful collaboration between the public and the private sectors in an uncharted area that used to be controlled by the Federal Government. The Akwa Ibom State example has shown that with approval from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) a state government, just like any private entrepreneur, can invest in any area of the power sector. It is expected that many local and foreign investors will follow the example of the investors in the metering company to set up factories in Akwa Ibom State and other parts of the country.

President Muhammdau Buhari(right) receives in audience U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in State House, Abuja... on Monday

L - R Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Author of the Book, Hon. Bode Ayorinde shortly after the Public Presentation / Launching of the Book: “Banking Reform in Nigeria” in Abuja... on Monday

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo (right), Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, when the former president paid the Olota a courtesy in his palace in Ota, Ogun state....on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari (second left), Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state(second right) and Minister of Defence, Major -General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) at the Danbaba Suntai Airport Jalingo, when the president arrived the state on condolence visit over the killings in the state...on Monday


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Need for second view of Ad Hoc Committee report on NFIU

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Kayode Oladele

t the wake of the suspension of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit from the activities of the Egmont Group of FIUs, His Excellency the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria set up an AD Hoc Committee with the terms of reference set out principally to address the lingering concerns of the Egmont Group which bother on the relationship of the EFCC vis-à-vis the NFIU. And to further advice on the financial implications of the Nigeria’s proposed membership of the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF). The committee was constituted with Nine members; with the discretion of the Chairman, Senator GeoffreyChukwuka Utazi, the Director of the NFIU was invited to join the Ad Hoc committee in consideration of his current knowledge of the principles and protocols of the Egmont Group of FIUs having served as an Egmont Executive Committee member for the past two and half years and principally, as the person overseeing the activities NFIU for the past four years. The Ad Hoc committee had it’s inaugural meeting on the 14th of August 2017 where some of the terms of reference were consolidated as the seem to be overlapping. The crux of this report is to state the obvious, that the Ad Hoc Committee under the Chairmanship of Senator Utaziwas either compromised or deliberately manipulated to ignore every opposing view from that supported by the Chairman himself or Miss Juliet Ibekaku, the SSA to theHonourable Attorney General of the Federation who sat in for the HAGF through out the sitting of the Committee. It is with great trepidation and sense of responsibility that I will categorically state that, the inclusion of Miss JulietIbekaku or allowing her to part take in the deliberations of the Ad Hoc committee with the terms of reference bordering on the restructuring of the NFIU vis-a vis the EFCC

was more of a slap to the integrity of the Country and the Government of Nigeria. Recalling the fact that in 2013 when she was redeployed from the NFIU to the legal department of the EFCC she fraudulently petitioned the EFCC to the Egmont Group of FIU, alleging a siege by the Police and the possibility of the compromise of information held at the NFIU. Her petition though adjudged by the Egmont Group on-sitevisitors as unfounded and lacking in merit has been the trigger that has put the NFIU in this precarious state. How then can anybody certify Miss Juliet Ibekaku to have the free mind to discuss these issues dispassionately, without bias and a beclouding of her sense of responsibility to effectively address the issues as they are rather than seek her pound of flesh from the EFCC. To this extent, I strongly believe that the Ad Hoc committee is flawed. Another issue of concern in the report, is that the report projected the image that it conducted a wide range of contact and consultations from stake holder agencies and received inputs, this did not take place, it would have been natural for the Committee to mention a few, if not all of the stakeholder agencies that made inputs to it’s deliberations. I have sat through the Ad Hoc Committee, there were no consultations nor contacts made from outside, besides the Nine members of the Committee including the Director of the NFIU. It will work against my conscience to subscribe to this position. The Committee was also miss informed that the removal of Nigeria from the ICRG process was contingent on Nigeria establishing an independent Nigerian Financial Intelligence Center through a comprehensive legal framework; this statement purporting to issue from the FATF is also not representing the true position, but it is rather self serving, calculated only to foster and advance the intentions of the Chairman of the Committee. The FATF is a flexible entity and will

never impose a structure on a sovereign State like Nigeria; the FATF clearly understands that an FIU can be located in a larger entity, but with functions different from the larger entity. The FATF interpretative note to Recommendation 29 is very instructive on this. Amongst other miss information contained in the report, a cursory perusal of the report, tried to show that there was a consensus on the deliberations of the Committee to establish a stand alone FIU, this was absolutely not the position, as there were other opposing views which were deliberately omitted from the report, besides the Chairman of the Committee muscling every other member to tow his position and becomes visibly aggressive when a contrary position is expressed, other members of the Committee have expressed their objections to the establishment of a standalone FIU, giving reasons that Nigeria may be completely be expelled from the Egmont Group where there is a fundamental change like, the relocation of the NFIU to another entity or creating a standalone FIU as being proposed by the Senate. The report did not also capture the consideration of the Committee to put forth the two options available to the Government to choose from to timely and expeditiously address the Egmont concerns, i.e. the option being considered by the House of Representative to address the Egmont Group concerns by way of the amendment of the EFCC Act 2004, which proposed Amendment has already gone through a second reading in the Lower House and has been sent to the Egmont Group Secretariat and has been reviewed by the Egmont Group Membership Support and Compliance Working Group with just a few clarifications expected of Nigeria to make on the proposed Amendment Bill. It is worthy to note that, the reviewed proposed EFCC Amendment Bill did not frown against the continuous domiciliation of the NFIU under

the EFCC. Permit me Sir, to state that I have for the past 10 years with my sojourn at the EFCC as the Chief of Staff to the former Executive Chairman of the EFCC followed these trend at the NFIU, in the course of my work at the EFCC, I have understood the importance of the continuous domiciliation of the NFIU under the EFCC, the effect and impact of relocating the NFIU from the EFCC in terms of dwindling and incapacitating the EFCC in the normal cause of it’s the operations will be enormous. The philosophy of this domiciliation was informed from the fact that the EFCC is the sole agency in Nigeria with the mandate to investigate and prosecute Economic and Financial Crimes. Looking at the concerns of the Egmont Group that led to the suspension of the NFIU from it’s activities, there is nothing inferring that the Egmont Group does not recognize the robustness of the NFIU in terms of it’s operations, the concerns are hinged basically on the legal framework defining the operational autonomy of the NFIU vis-à-vis the EFCC and the legal framework to protect theconfidentiality of information received by the NFIU, these concerns can easily be addressed by amending Section 1 (2) ( C ) and Section 6 (l) of the EFCC Act 2004, simplicita. My position and that of some other members of the Committee, which has been omitted from the report is to also consider the feasibility of adopting the option of addressing the Egmont Group concerns via the Amendment of the EFCC Act. By all intents and purposes, devoid of personal or political interest and considerations, the most simple and quick to do option, will be the Amendment of the EFCC Act, in line with the review of the Egmont Group of the proposed Amendment Bill forwarded to Nigeria. Hon Oladele is the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Financial Crimes

Liberating LGs from control of state governments

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Subair Mohammed

he 1976 Local Government reform by the military government had clearly spelt out the duties of local government administrations in the country. This the reform identified as governing at the local level through representative council, established by law to implement specific powers within defined areas. That Local government is adjudged the closest to the grass root implies bringing forth dividends of democracy in terms of provisions of social amenities and good governance to the remotest part of the community. But in spite of its closeness, little or nothing has been seen to be done by local government administrations through the country to their respective communities in the area of developmental projects and good governance to the locals. The fact which brings to the fore the reality that the third tiers of government is faced with problems of relevance and absolute dependence on the state government for its survival. But as some states of the federation recently walked to the poll to elect council chairmen into the various local government councils in state, in the face of yet-to-be-granted administrative and financial autonomy to Local government in the country, how impactful the newly elected chairmen would be in the area of service delivery remains a question begging for an answer. Although, local government administrations in most part of the states are marred with self-service and endless jamborees by party affiliates and politicians, but there is no denying their proactive nature, impact and closeness of council administration on the lives of the locals. However, talk of capacity building and empowerment programmes for

the locals, local councils are unequal. In spite of the financial constraint confronting local government administrations, bearing in mind the fears, needs and aspirations of members of the community, they see the need in catering for the community needs. Maybe it is needless to say that in the area of economic empowerment, I have witnessed many of such gatherings in some local government councils within the South west region where items such as tricycles, pepper grinding and sewing machines, educational materials and other home appliances including cash donations to those with health challenges are presented to the needy. The functions of Local government council according to the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria amongst other functions include assessment of privately owned houses or tenements for the purpose of levying such rates; construction and maintenance of roads, streets, street lightings, parks, gardens ... or such public facilities as may be prescribed from time to time by the House of Assembly of a state; control and regulation of out-door advertising and hoarding, restaurants, bakeries and other places for sale of food to the public. Of late, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state launched the rehabilitation of 114 roads in the 20 local government councils and the 37 LCDAs in the state. However, it is worthy of mention that some of these roads are back street roads whose maintenance ought to lie with the council but are now being managed and maintained by the state government. Just as drainages, streets and parks maintenance and many other functions of local councils are being taken over by men of Lagos state government agencies. As laudable as these functions as assigned to local councils by the con-

stitution are, there is no mincing word that local government councils are denied the political and administrative independence to act in accordance to it. Under a democracy, local government council representatives are elected into office for a fixed period of time. But it is unfortunate that in spite of their elective status and right to a fixed term of office, council chairmen can hardly exercise administrative and political independence which found expression in their inability to embark on capital projects. This is not surprising because many of these council chairmen in their journey to the position rode on the back of political godfathers and the sitting governors to actualise their dreams while in exchange for the position, they make a rubber stamp out of them by taking control of government apparatus and the finances of the council. On the financial autonomy of local government council, the constitution is not silent as section 162 subsection 6 of it clearly states that “each state and local government shall maintain a special account called the State Joint Local Government Account into which shall be paid allocation to the local government councils of the state from federation account and from the government of the state”. According to the above section of the constitution, allocations to the local government councils are paid into the state joint local government account for onward transmission to the local government. Again, using Lagos state as a case study, before the creation of an additional 37 Local Council Development Areas in 2003 by the former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos state, Lagos state had 20 local government councils which was recognised and funded from the federation account. However, the creation of these

LCDAs rather than simplified governance and promote development, it retarded developmental process and cause a strain in the finances of the pre-existing 20 local councils for the survival of the newly created LCDAs. For the avoidance of doubt, the existence of local government councils is very vital not only to the accomplishment of the mega city status Lagos state is aspiring for but for also an increased political participation and community development. Therefore, if the 774 local councils in the country are adequately funded and allowed to operate according to the dreams and objectives of each of the council head without the interference by the state, the challenges of bad roads, poor community electrification, lack of potable water, lack of social amenities and poverty could be solved. Also, to further entrench democratic principles in the country and at the grass root, local government councils as the third tier of government should be given both financial and administrative independence to be able to impact on their immediate environment but with a check on their excesses through the Ministry of Local government affairs in each state of the federation being free to administrate and appropriate the finances of the council should not be seen as an opportunity to embezzle public funds. Lastly, Lagos state government and other states of the federation should create an avenue whereby council administrations would be seen by all to be working and not operate a shadow government. The 774 local government councils in the country need to be independent both in administration and finance. It is only with this that democracy and grass root participation could be meaningful.


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How jobs, stronger economy can unite Nigerians, stem sectarian strife

Times Columnist ATIKU ABUBAKAR

As a father (and one with a large family) on one hand and a promoter of education on the other, I will counsel that on a scale of balance that parents have children that they can train to acquire good education and skills that will give them a head start in life and make them productive members of society.

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ver the last few months, our nation has had to reopen a fresh chapter in the conversation on internal security, peace and unity in the wake of renewed violence in the North Central and North East of our country. These sad episodes have not only led to questions by Nigerians (and Nigerians as a whole) around the effectiveness of our security structure, but also questions about the integrity of Nigeria’s unity. Unity is not something we just have because we are Nigerians, or because someone like me or any other weighs in asking Nigerians to be united. Unity is something we must deliberately work for. In order to unite Nigeria, me must consciously define the fundamentals of our nationhood, to ensure everyone feels safe, secure and carried along. To build a truly united nation, we must address the issues which lead to insecurity at their roots. We must pay more than lip service to “poverty alleviation”, and truly get Nigerians working again. A person who has a job has less time for ethnic bickering. Let truth be told, the people in the upper classes of our country rarely engage with each other with ethnicity in mind. When people have food to eat, they are less suspicious of each other and begin to focus on creating value. People who have food to eat and good homes to live in do not worry about the ethnicity of their business partners or co-workers. They are more worried about what value their business partners bring, rather than where those partners come from. There is this joke which I get to hear often – when a small car hits another small car, the drivers come out to shout, because they don’t know which of them has money to fix the damage, but when two big cars hit themselves, the big men come out, shake hands and exchange cards. As people get better quality of life, they begin to place more value on life and wellbeing of others. This obviously means that if our people have better lives all-round, there will be fewer suspicion and confrontations between groups of people. Now let me share a bit of experience with building unity. I come from Adamawa State, made up of almost an equal number of Christians

and Muslims, Fulani and disparate people’s collectively called Chamba. In many ways, Adamawa is like Nigeria. I grew up as a Fulani boy. My grandmother and uncle were tradespeople, so it was not uncommon to have a lot of Christians and people of different ethnicities and religions in our home. Our neighbours were Christian and Muslim, so I grew up really not exposed to tribalism until I went to secondary school. There were two sociopolitical organizations then, one for Chamba people and the other for Fulani. I was a popular student, so was promptly invited to join the Fulani organization. But privately I had been speaking with both my Fulani and Chamba friends about unifying both organizations before the invitation came, so it was difficult for me to go and join the Fulani organization. I publicly refused to join the organization, and instead worked with both sides to create the Adamawa Students Union, an umbrella union which collapsed both the Chamba and Fulani organizations into one. This was the inspiration which would later lead to the creation of the Adamawa Peace Initiative, a nongovernmental organization which brings together all the stakeholders in our state to work for peaceful coexistence. The API brings together scholars, clerics, youth, market women, businesspeople (many of whom are of Igbo extraction), representatives of security organizations, and co-chaired by Muslim and Christian leaders. This organization helps defuse conflicts in Adamawa communities, organizes entrepreneurship classes and sports events for young people, as well as coordinates relief projects whenever and wherever the need arises in Adamawa. API was the first organization to coordinate the absorption of internal displaced people from around the North East into Yola and surrounding towns. A few years ago, the API heard rumours that certain groups were spreading fake news that another group was planning attacks on the

other from out of state. The organization quickly got together, assembled both Christian and Muslim leaders to address the issue. That Friday, the imams around the state had been briefed to speak about the issue to reduce tension, while the Christian churches did same on Sunday. Crisis was averted. This has been the template with which API has addressed issues since then. The experience here shows that building peace and unity goes beyond goodwill messages. We should not be in denial about the weaknesses in our communities. We must actively pursue peace and unity by coordinating grassroots organizations. Fake news did not begin on the internet – rumours have led to unfortunate incidents of bloodshed in our communities around Nigeria. Inter-group grassroots organizations can provide a trustworthy partner in keeping everyone assured of their safety. But the tasks of NGOs like API are only secondary. The primary needs of Nigerian communities are jobs and opportunities to build sustainable ventures. Our economy needs to grow to accommodate the population which has been growing faster than our GDP. I was having a conversation about Nigeria’s population growth rate, and a friend of mine joked that I am probably not the right person to have this conversation with, seeing as I have a really large family. This is true in many ways. Many people in my generation grew up in large families, it was all we knew, but must we continue in what we knew, in the face of new information and reality? It is also often the case that the elite families can afford to train their children, so large families become a resource, but the reverse is the case with poorer families. It is easy to see how income inequality will grow even wider as our population grows further, especially in rural communities. For the avoidance of doubt, there’s nothing wrong with huge

population. It can indeed be an asset if properly harnessed, especially in situations where the citizens are exposed to good education and skills, ensuring that they get a head start in life, like it is the case with China. The challenge however is where population growth far outstrips GDP growth as is currently the case with our country. In this instance population becomes a liability by default. It is important that we grow our economy at a rate to cope with our population growth. Our current population growth of 3 per cent when compared with our GDP growth of 1 per cent in 2017 and the expected 2.5 per cent in 2018, will see us ending up with a lower per capita income and becoming even poorer at the end of 2018. Our GDP growth needs to outpace our population growth to make the latter an asset and not a liability. As a father (and one with a large family) on one hand and a promoter of education on the other, I will counsel that on a scale of balance that parents have children that they can train to acquire good education and skills that will give them a head start in life and make them productive members of society. An alumnus of American University of Nigeria, Mr. Muhammed Zanna is a daily reminder of the nexus between education and job creation. The young man could not wait to graduate before venturing into the entrepreneurial world. He bought over a business that had served as a practical for their business management class. Today, the young man runs a personal business, a testimony that education can indeed be a tool for creating small businesses. The Zanna experience, incubated at AUN in Yola, is an apt reminder that when our young people are taught how to create small businesses, their creative energies are unleashed to the betterment of the individual, our economy and society. Atiku Abubakar is a former Vice President of Nigeria and PDP chieftain.


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Banking Reform: Dogara calls for review of interest rates ÏÏÏThe

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called for action to be taken concerning prevalent banking practices which have adverse effects on business growth and entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Speaking at the launch of a book on banking reforms by a member of the House of Representatives Hon Bode Ayorinde, representing Owo/Ose Federal Constituency, Dogara highlighted issues such as high lending rates and difficulties in accessing loans; and compared prevalent practices in the country with what is obtainable in other climes. He said, “The challenge in the banking industry in Nigeria is such that it is organized in such a way that it creates buoyancy and development in other jurisdictions, not in Nigeria. I have had cause to say this before, that unless you have assets or equipment, there is no way you can take loans or access loans from Nigerian banks to do the business. If

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you are not careful in taking loans from Nigerian banks, one will just end up in the poverty gap. “I don’t think our citizens are supposed to do their businesses with money they already have in their pockets. Businesses elsewhere are executed by loans by the banking industry in those countries. I don’t know why the interest rate in Nigeria is so high. What is it that we can do to lower the cost of funds in Nigeria, so that our young men, women and entrepreneurs can risk taking money from our financial institutions in order to realize their dreams?” He queried the likelihood of success of business reforms in the country, in light of the fact that loans remain largely inaccessible to those who most require such financial aids to grow their businesses. “I love the fact that the Vice President is chairing the council on the ease of doing business in Nigeria but in dealing with most businesses, you are forced to ask what business are we doing? How do we fund

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Dogara these businesses?” The Speaker, who lamented that the political will to tackle the challenge has been lacking, called on all stakeholders to work together to strengthen the various institutions within the country in line with international best practices. “That has been the challenge, from the point of view of the Executive down to the Parliament, the political will to address this has not been there. And the answer has always been that just one opinion cannot solve the issue, all hands need to work at it. We cannot afford to continue having weak institutions in

Nigeria, not after so many years of having balance.” “So I believe that concerning some of these borrowing voyages such as been embarked upon recently can be avoided by applying the required formulas that work even here in Nigeria. The sharp parallel that is drawn between the practice here in Nigeria and the practices in over 20 other jurisdictions of the world.” Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and many other personalities also graced the event.

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Google app reveals improved controls for Pixel Buds

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Court strikes out Omokore’s application to recover forfeited properties Peter Fowoyo

ÎÎÎ A Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday struck out a suit filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, by a business mogul, Mr Olajide Omokore, seeking to secure the release of his properties temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government by a court order. When the matter was mentioned Omokore’s lawyer Barrister O.Achimiwu told the court that his client seeks to discontinue the matter against the EFCC, he, however, did not states any reason for the discontinuance as there was no legal representation for EFCC. Consequently, Justice Mo-

jisola Olatoregun struck out the case. In an affidavit sworn to on behalf of Olajide Omokore, in support of the suit, by a legal practitioner Tosin Samuel Alawode and filed before the court by R A Lawal -Rabana SAN, the deponent averred that the allegations levied against Omokore and two companies Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited which he has vested interest by the EFCC are in relation to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited allegations of breach of specific terms of the contract agreement embodied in a strategic Alliance Agreements, SAA,

between the two companies and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited in respect of 8 oil blocks. Under the SAA the companies were obliged to render some services to the Nigerian Petroleum Development company and also remit some monies accruing from the services to the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Petroleum company. It was averred by the deponent that the contract agreement was on-going and being performed until it was alleged that the companies were in default of certain sums of remittances. Based on the differences and disagreement over remittances, parties were already in the process of

agreeing on the terms of unremitted payment to resolve the issue, when EFCC waded into the matter and said it was investigating the contract agreement, which was contrary to the provisions under SAAs for parties to go to arbitration to resolve their differences. The deponent further averred that the intervention of EFCC scuttled all effort to resolve the differences amicably. Subsequently, he was invited by EFCC, interrogated and thereafter, arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The deponent also averred that before the companies entered into the Strategic Alliance Agree-

ment, Omokore was already a successful businessman in Oil and Gas sector and had acquired assets and properties legitimately, Omokore acquired all the assets, properties and documents listed before the court and not from any proceed of illegality or violation of any law, in the course of investigation his residence/office was raided by the official of the agency and under the guise of exercising their power carted away and seized all the items listed before the court, some of the assets, properties and documents belong to his wife while some belong to staff of the companies and his associates, none of whom is being investigated or charged along with him in connection with the allegation against him.

Participants at the seminar organised by Mediators for Growth Foundation on “Sentization & Awareness on Pipeline Vandalism, in Port Harcourt....on Monday

Democratic Alternative bubbles ahead of 2019 polls in Delta Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

ÎÎÎ The Delta State Chap-

ter of Democratic Alternative Party (DAP) has taken steps for new looks ahead of the 2019 elections. The State Chairman of the party, Mr. Johnbull Okoro, who confirmed this to journalists in Asaba on Monday, said necessary arrangements were on going to revive and re-position the party at all levels, adding that the recent received 600 defectros from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He said: “we are working round the clock to ensure

that the party comes out victorious in all the elections, as well as harnessing transparency in the process of choosing candidates”. He however, called on Deltans including political leaders to embrace DAP as a political party that will deliver the dividends of democracy to the people. Meanwhile, a legal practitioner in Asaba, Peter Lotobi has declared his interest to contest the 2019 State House of Assembly in Oshimili North Constituency seat under the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Lotobi who

spoke speak journalists in Asaba at the weekend, disclosed that the party in the state would shock those who thrive in rumour that APGA does not exist in Delta State. He called on Deltans to give him the support for winning, adding that if he won the seat at the Assembly he would ensure charges and provide the dividends of democracy for the people. Lotobi however expressed confidence that 2019 elections would produce the best politicians especially at APGA where members work together with like minds.

ICC Presidency: Saraki congratulates Eboe-Osuji ÎÎÎ President of

the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Mr. Chile Eboe-Osuji (a Nigerian), on his election as the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, described the development as positive for Nigeria coming a few days after his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was appointed a Professor by the Southern University, United States of America, USA. He noted that the emergence of Eboe-Osuji during the 10th session of the Assembly of State Parties of the ICC, at the UN Headquarters in New York, was a testimony that Nigeria and Nigerians have what it takes to continue to provide leadership at both the local and global arena. While wishing the eminent jurist a successful tenure, the Senate President said he was sure that the Judge would work to justify the confidence reposed in him by his colleagues who voted to elevate him to the position. “No doubt, the Presidency of the ICC represents a huge responsibility. It is my hope that Eboe-Osuji will help lead the Court to new levels of successes in the next three years,” Saraki stated.

Lawmaker, Omogbehin, emerges Ikale Man Of The Year Afolabi Adefolalu

All roads lead to Labelle Event Centre, Isawo Road, Ikorodu, this Friday, as Ikale community in Lagos is set to honour some of their sons and daughter to mark this year’s celebration. In a statement signed by the Chairman organizing committee, Rufus Iyiomoetan, he said, “This year’s event shall come in grand style with the celebration of our people that have done their best in making Ikale proud in their chosen careers. “As usual, we shall celebrate our people, those that have done greatly to the development of our community through their professional calls. Our cultural values

would be on display and we shall gather to discuss way forward for the development of our dear land”. He added that, “His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr.) Gbadebo Bajowa (JP) The Rebuja of Osooro Kingdom would be honoured alongside the following people; Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Miss Odunayo Adekuoroye; Barr. Abayomi Akeremale CP (Rtd); Comrade Israel Adesola; Dr. Adebolarin Adekanle, while Honourable Michael Omogbehin, member Federal House of Representative will be honoured as Ikale Man of the Year. The Ikale Community in Lagos said the event will come up this weekend, at the Labelle Event Hall, Isawo Road, Agric Ikorodu,

Lagos with the following top musical acts on the band stand; Toye Ibesanmi with his Tungba Music, Chief Onureye (Biripo music) and Adeniji Adekanle (Juju Music). On his own, Gen. Prince Olu Bajowa OFR (Rtd), the grand patron of the Association has advised all sons and daughters of Ikale land to work towards positive development of the area. While commending the organizers, he said, “Your continual celebration of our people and our heritage is a project we all appreciate and always look forward to every year. I want you to continue with the good work while I implore others to be proactive in making our community great.”


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Dickson yet to visit storm ravaged Biseni one week after disaster Chris Eze, Yenagoa

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week after a devastating rainstorm hit communities in Biseni Clan in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa, the State Governor, Seriake Dickson is yet to visit the area to commiserate with the people with a view to providing succor for them. The member representing Yenagoa/ Kolokuma/ Opokuma Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Doye Diri and the lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 at the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Gentle Emelah have all visited the people

of Biseni with a call on the state government and other relevant agencies to come to the aid of the people. The rainstorm which the locals described as hurricane had de-roofed no fewer than 70 buildings, including schools, residential houses and churches and destroying other properties worth millions of naira. It was gathered that the areas worst hit by the rainstorm are Kilama, Tein,Tambiri,Egbebiri communities within Biseni. The paramount Ruler of Kilama, Chief Difference Nemiya, told newsmen during a visit to community that the incident also destroyed many plantain plan-

tations and farm crops as well as economic trees. ” This natural disaster is the worst I have witnessed in this community, there was one that happened in the year 2000, but it was not this bad, as we speak we are still counting our losses and the community is in an emergency mode”, he lamented. Speaking after a visit to the community, the lawmaker representing Yenagoa Constituency 3 in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Gentle Emelah described the extent of damage caused by the rainstorm as “massive”. He said over thirty buildings were affected, “build-

ings were de-roofed, personal buildings, public buildings, schools, even churches were not spared; economic trees and electric poles. In the final count, about 12 electric poles were pulled down. “It’s something one could describe as a hurricane, if it were to be in the Western countries; they would have given it a name, ‘Hurricane Biseni’. It’s a very serious issue and people are rendered helpless and we expect that the government should step in immediately to see what they can do to alleviate the suffering of the people because a lot of properties have been damaged”.

Delta Assembly organizes public hearing on environmental Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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Delta State House of Assembly has organized a public hearing on Environmental Management Agency and the State Forestry Development Bills for the inputs that will enhance the quality of the proposed laws.

Addressing stakeholders at the public hearing held at the Assembly complex in Asaba on Monday, the chairman of the committee on Environment, oil and gas, Mr. Daniel Yingi said the exercise was one of the legislative stages a bill would pass through before its passage at the floor of the House, adding that the House was at present repealing the State Environmental Protection Agency Law of 1997, and to

establish the State Environmental Management Agency hence the need for stakeholders to make inputs that would enhance the quality of the proposed law. The lawmaker however assured stakeholders that their inputs would be considered in making of the proposed law, adding that the bill was geared towards the improvement of the state environment and other matter connected there with. In their presentations, the State Commissioner for Environment, Mr. John Nani, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Pastor Ajufo, and the General Manager, Delta State Environmental Protection Agency DESEPA, Mrs. peter Onwusanya, commended the legislative for the proposed law.

Don’t politicise security at expense of national devt, Ex-SSG tells politicians Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

ÏÏÏWorried by the current spate of poor democratic process in Nigeria, the former Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Mr. Ovuozourie Macaulay has warned politicians against the deepening interest at the expense of security and National Development, saying that politicians who had indulged in personal aggrandizement might end up with nothing.

L-R: Junior Brand Manager, Three Crowns Milk, Mr. Jesufemi Ololade and Winners of the Three Crowns Milk Love-in-a-Card Valentine Competition, Mr. Paul Okhamiogue and his Wife, Mrs. Eunice Okhamiogue during the Three Crowns Milk Special Valentine Dinner Treat held at Radisson Blu Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos recently

Emphasizing that politicians should refrain from politicking at the expanse of security and development of Nigerians, the former SSG in his reaction to the current debate by the National Assembly in relation to the fallen standard of democracy including the menace of herdsmen, said the country’s nascent democracy was a far cry from the

expectations of Nigerians. He decried the kidnap of school girls in Dapchi as well as the recent herdsmen attack in Abraka community, saying it was a clear indication that the country’s democracy is a sham. According to him, there is no doubt that the nation’s security currently has been facing serious challenges in the contemporary history as the propensities of expansion of violence, and criminal tendencies have shut up under the current democratic system. He said: “worse is the rapidly menacing violent activities of herdsmen, who maraud the country’s geography, invading people’s farms, with their cattle, and mercilessly killing men, women and children in their numbers, on any slight challenge by farmers, or concerned parties”.

Melaye rallies NUC support for establishment of Okunland varsity Olufemi Samuel and Tunde Opalana, Abuja

ÏÏÏIn an apparent move to secure a soft landing for the approval of a federal university in Okunland, Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye on Monday led community leaders to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to seek the support of the Commission. The senator, representing Kogi West senatorial district said Kabba, the headquarters of

Okunland remains the only former provincial headquarter that has not been duly elevated, hence it deserves a federal university. According to him, all other provincial headquarters except Kabba have become states capitals and have federal government presence while Okunland comprising of five local governments and 13 provinces has no federal institution. Further justifying the need for a university, Melaye said Okunland

has the second highest number of academic professors after Ekiti State in the country. He said “ we shouldn’t be begging for a university; we do deserve a university. By our service to humanity, education development and the country, Okunland deserves a university. “Our sons and daughters travel far from home to get education. “We are here today in NUC as people of Kogi West Senatorial District, as people of Okunland

to seek your support. We need your cooperation; we need your assistance. We come to lobby you to help us lobby the Education Minister, to help us lobby the president, to give us a university. This university is much important to us as a people” Melaye who said the campus of the College of Agriculture, Kabba is available for the take -off of the university if approved, stressed that they are not particularly asking for a specialised

university of agriculture. This is sequel to a bill sponsored by Melaye in the Senate seeking for the establishment of a Federal University of Agriculture in Kabba, Kogi State. The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Abdulrasheed said the Commission is desirous of licensing more institutions to meet admission demands of several millions of Nigerian students.

He said though the nation currently has 161 universities, admission needs are not adequately taken care of, stressing that only 19.2 percent of 17.8 million students that wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2017 got admission. The Executive Secretary however, emphasised that Nigerian universities should be entrepreneurial focused, to make graduates job providers rather than job seekers.


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Ganduje calls for devolution of power Yakubu Salisu, Kano

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state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has reiterated the need for devolution of power from the centre to various states and local governments so as to achieve good governance. Ganduje stated this in Kano Government House while receiving the Kano 30-member Committee on True Federalism set up by the state government to project the views of Kano in the on-going debate for true federalism and restructuring. According to him, there was need to take the issue of true federalism to be debated at the regional and state levels, “so, we found it imperative to bring this issue so that it can be debated at national level, at regional level; and I am aware that the Northern Governors’ Forum constituted a similar Committee which has been working. We also have a similar Committee at the party level. And now in our own case, we have it at the state level. “However, in democracy, it is a very important issue. It should not be an issue that somebody will be annoyed with, it is an issue that we should welcome because democracy is dynamic. “Along the way, we will see how we can refine the system. There is no doubt that the Federal Government, being an offshoot of military, because the presidential system was brought by the military even though civilians were there, but it was off course, under the guide of the Federal Government which by then, was a military government. “So, you can see that from time to time, we can

see how we can make some adjustment in our constitution. There is no doubt that the Federal Government has the element of unitary system, because the military itself was a unitary system so the child that came from the military must also have some features of unitary system. “That was why the Federal Government became so bogus, the Federal Government became so strong in terms of responsibilities and in terms of revenue of the country itself-so that one on itself needs to be revisited. There is need to review the constitution for devolution of powers from federal to state government and from state to the local governments.” Briefing the governor on the workings of the Committee, its chairman, Dr. Sule Yahaya Hamma said the Committee which has met 24 times since its inauguration in November, 2017, has held meetings with the Emir of Kano, traditional rulers, religious leaders, Islamic scholars, market women, students’ union, civil society organizations and other relevant agencies whose contributions formed part of the recommendations of the Committee.

Ganduje

Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola,SAN(second left), Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Chris Emeka Azubogu (right), Director of Highways,Construction & Rehabilitation, Engr. Yemi Oguntominiyi (left) and Managing Director, Dantata & Sawoe Nigeria Limited, Mr Udo Heidschuster(second right), during the Minister’s inspection of the ongoing dualization of Kano Western by Pass in Kano State being part of Highway Projects in the North West Zone.... on Sunday

Borroffice accuses Akeredolu of causing more crisis in Ondo APC ‘Tosin Ajuwon, Akure

ÏÏÏAjayi Boroffice, the

Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial Districts of Ondo State at the National Assembly, Monday accused Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of destabilizing the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State. Senator Boroffice said all was not well among the members and leaders of the APC as Mr. Akeredolu’s selfless style of leadership has further deepened the crisis in the APC. He spoke through a statement issued to journalists in Akure, Ondo state capital by his media aide Mr. Kayode Fakuyi. Boroffice noted that Governor Akeredolu had already polarized the party and hijacked all its executives structure to himself. He added that the Gov-

ernor was also in the habits of threatening leaders of the party who holds contrary opinion to his belief rather embracing a dialogue. “Today, the attitude of the Governor to other party leaders in Ondo State, who do not see issues from his perspective, has unfortunately polarized the Ondo State chapter of the party and alienated a critical mass of the party leadership and supporters as well. “And based on the above referenced developments, Senator Boroffice is of the view that all is not well with ruling All Progressives Congress in the Sunshine State. “Rather than embrace the challenges of leadership and reach out to every leader of the party, the Governor (Akeredolu) preferred to run the government of Ondo state and the party with his trifling followership. “He continues to er-

roneously lay claim to the ownership of the party and he continues to threaten other party leaders with threat of expulsion from the party. “The National Leadership of our great party cannot forget in a hurry the road we had to travel to reach where we are; it is our collective will and unity of purpose that have taken us this far” he said. Senator Boroffice who heads Committee on Science and Technology at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly said Mr. Akeredolu is destroying the party. According to him, the party would need to put its divided house in order before considering winning elections again in the Ondo state as the 2019 poll nears. He called on the National Leadership of the APC to immediately wade into the crisis rocking the party in Ondo state.

Senator Boroffice also threw his support for the APC National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his effort to mend the broken fences of the party. “To destroy the legacy is to destroy the great bond that binds us together as members of the All Progressives Congress. “It is our unshakable article of faith that moral justice is an armament of political and socio-economic progress. “There can be no justice when someone appropriates our common wealth and violates our common law (APC Constitution, 2014 as amended) that binds us together. “We therefore call on the National Leadership of our great party to urgently intervene in the crisis plaguing the Ondo State chapter of the party. “We cannot afford to sweep under the carpet issues polarizing the APC in Ondo State as we move into another round of congresses and general elections.

Obi tasks Deltans on 2019, says Okowa deserves 2nd term Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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magnate, Linus Obi has thrown his weight behind Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, saying there is really no alternative. “Okowa reflects the views of Deltans. They will vote for him in 2019” he said. Obi in an interview in Lagos urged Deltans to judge Governor Okowa

on the basic of his performance. He described the All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State chapter as a party in disarray. “A house divided against itself cannot stand. Election is not decided on social media but among members of the voting public. APC is in disarray in Delta State. There are about five factions in the state” he said.

Obi, a strong supporter of Okowa, said it was not easy ruling a state like Delta, most especially because of the number of ethnic groups, adding that the executive governor is on course and determined to turn the state around. He expressed satisfaction with the quality and progress of work done on various projects in the state. “Okowa deserves re-

election in 2019. If you go round Delta State, especially Sapele, you will see on-going and completed projects. He needs second term to complete most of the programmes” The leading member of Team Okowa also praised the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State Chapter, Olorogun Kingsley Esiso for shaping democracy in the state, strengthening the unity

of the ruling party and guiding the actions of elected officials. “Barrister Kingsley Esiso is a bridge builder and a man of integrity. Olorogun Esiso believes in internal democracy and fairness. He does not believe in imposition of candidates. His word is his bond. He is carrying every party member along. The ordinary members of the party are important as the leaders.

He is creating a sense of unity among members of the PDP in the state” the business magnate said. He also praised him for mobilizing potential voters ahead of 2019, recruiting new members for the party and effectively organizing and coordinating PDP members in the state. Obi said the party’s next task was the 2019 elections, which he said would not be difficult.


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Fun lovers besieged the Johnson Jakande Tinubu (JJT) Park, Alausa, Ikeja as Nigerian recording artist and performer, Kiss Daniel (Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel) performs live in commemoration of the international mother’s day celebration... on Sunday

Flood: Enugu community pleads with govt on abandoned drainage system By Moses Oyediran, Enugu

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ni community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu state, have pleaded with the state government to construct the burrow pit drainage system it promised the community, so as to rescue the community from the impending flood this coming raining season. Daily Times gathered that the first rainfall in the area sent danger signal to the community as a result of the closed up drainages, forcing residents of the community out of their homes. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had in 2016 ordered the contractor handling the road project around the area to

construct a burrow pit drainage system that will redirect the flood from the community during his visit to the area after flood wreaked havoc and rendered over 30 families homeless. Speaking for the community shortly after conducting journalists round the havoc caused by the first rain in the community Mr. Okosisi Chinedu Silvanus said that the rain was a danger signal to the inhabitants of the community, as a result of the past experience when flood submerged buildings and rendered over 30 families homeless in the community. Okosisi recalled that the community back prone to flooding since Arab Contractors which handled the construction of Urban Girls / Ikenga junction roads channeled drainage system from Isiakpu, Obechara junc-

tion, mechanic village and Ogurugu roads to the community without any borrow pit to checkmate floods. He explained that the community is still leaking the wounds of the last flood in the area which was pitiable and devastating as it uprooted trees, displaced more than 30 families and rendered about 100 homes inaccessible. He expressed concern over the sorry situation of the community since the construction error pointing out that once it starts raining all the inhabitants of the community would resign to fate for fear of the unknown while evacuating school children to neighbouring communities. Okosisi said that the community had earlier cried to the state governor Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who

Group urges youths to embrace agriculture

By Titus Akhigbe, Benin

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Non-Governmental-Organization, Victor Ese Foundation (VEF), Monday, called on youths to embrace Agriculture as a way to end hunger and poverty in the country. President, Victor ese Foundation (VEF), Mr. Ese Victor who encouraged youths to diversify from the oil sector, said by so doing, there are opportunities for these youths to earn good living by venturing into agriculture. He said his NGO is committed to alleviating the sufferings of youths

who would want to contribute to national development by going into agriculture. Ese added that the foundation is partnering with international agencies to encourage local farmers to produce food sufficiently and reduce hunger and poverty in the country. “We want to help build and transform our country Nigeria to be free from hunger in order to derive income growth, accelerate achievement of food and nutritional security and transform Nigeria into a leading player in global food market to grow wealth for millions of farmers, to create employment opportunities for the youths.” Ese said.

personally visited the community on August 30, 2016 on the spot assessment of the floods that year and directed Arab contractors to construct a borrow pit as temporal solution to reduce the force of flood. The governor he said also instructed the state emergency management agency (SEMA) to provide relief materials to victims of the flood disaster. “SEMA consequently brought 40 bags rice and beans each, milk, canned tea, detergents, cooking oil and zinc nails in the first batch while in second batch SEMA came with some bundles of zinc, ceiling sheets and 40 bags of cement for the victims of the flood disaster of the community but the borrow pit was never constructed till date. “The first rainfall this year was an

early warning which compelled us to remind the state government that Uwal Ugwu /Agbani community still leave in perpetual fear of flood disaster and appeal to government to construct drainage system to channel floods in the community to save lives and property. “This appeal is with utmost urgency to avert the dangers of flooding when rainfall finally returns this year. The borrow pit of which the governor directed Arab contractors are yet to be carried out barely two years after the state government directive. “Once the sky becomes cloudy for an eventual rainfall we would start packing our most vital property in fear of floods”

Gov Ahmed decries youth empowerment

Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin

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bdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed has charged governments at various levels to do more to reduce current levels of youth unemployment and restiveness in the current, just as he restated his government’s commitment to sponsoring 195 students with full scholarship to commence entrepreneurship training at the International Vocational Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State. The governor who decried the rate of joblessness among youths in the country, maintained that youths re-

quire to be properly guided, trained and transited into current economic realities to enable them live meaningful lives. Governor Ahmed called on contractors, corporate bodies, organisations and individuals to sponsor youths to the college as part of their social responsibilities and as a way of meaningfully engaging the youths. According to Dr. Ahmed, the college was established to provide youths with entrepreneurship skills that will enable them key into the current economic challenges, stating that at the end of their training, they will be supported by government through Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs).


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AMA DEBORAH.

Formerly known and addressed as AKADIRI ADENIKE OSAGIE, now wish to be known and addressed as YUSUF ADENIKE OSAGIE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as AMADASUN DEBORAH, now wish to be known and addressed as AMA DEBORAH. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as OLUWA AKANBI OLA, now wish to be known and addressed as OLUWA AKANBI SABUR. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ADEJUMOBI OLUWAFUNMILAYO ESTHER. Formerly known and addressed as ADEBERO OLUWAFUNMILAYO ESTHER, now wish to be known and addressed as ADEJUMOBI OLUWAFUNMILAYO ESTHER. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

CORRECTION OF NAME

IFESINACHI EZENWA OKOEZE

OYERINDE VICTORIA TOSIN

DAMILARE HASSAN

EKWEGBALU IJEOMA AGNES

CORRECTION OF NAME

This is to inform the general public that my name was wrongly written as CHEDRACK OSIOMA ACHI instead of ACHI ISIOMA SHEDRACK. That my correct date of birth is 11 December 1990 and not 12 November 1990. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as MICHEAL OBENTA, now wish to be known and addressed as IFESINACHI EZENWA OKOEZE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as AYANDA VICTORIA TOSIN, now wish to be known and addressed as OYERINDE VICTORIA TOSIN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as BUSARI WASIU, now wish to be known and addressed as DAMILARE HASSAN. That my date of birth is 22/04/1990. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as EKWEGBALU IJEOMA MARYANN, now wish to be known and addressed as EKWEGBALU IJEOMA AGNES. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

This is to inform the general public that my name was wrongly written as OLUDOTUN JOEL SHODEHINDE instead of OLUDOTUN SHODEHINDE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

BALOGUN TEMITOPE RAMOTA

MRS. ONYINYECHUKWU LOVELYN NUMBERE

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

DANIEL EKWUOJO ROSEMARY

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I formerly known and addressed as ADEYI ROSEMARY now wish to be known called and addressed as DANIEL EKWUOJO ROSEMARY. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

My name was wrongly written on my BVN and bank documents as CHIOMA ISICHEI instead of ISICHEI HELEN OMOYE. That my correct name is ISICHEI HELEN OMOYE. General public take note.

OGUNGBILE JUSTINAH OLUWATOSIN

ASHORE ONISEMO EBUNOLUWA MAGARET

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I formerly known and addressed as Oladiran Justinah Oluwatosin now wish to be known called and addressed as Ogungbile Justinah Oluwatosin. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known and addressed as SOSINA EBUNOLUWA MAGARET now wish to be known called and addressed as ASHORE ONISEMO EBUNOLUWA MAGARET. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

OLUWABUKOLA IFE

My name was wrongly written on some of my bank documents as ODUS OLADEJI MICHEAL instead of ODUTOLA SAMSON MICHEAL. That my correct name is ODUTOLA SAMSON MICHEAL. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as OLUWABUKOLA IFEBOGUN ADETUTU, now wish to be known and addressed as OLUWABUKOLA IFE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as Balogun Temitope Eniola now wish to be known and addressed as Balogun Temitope Ramota. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

SULAIMON BUSAYO RUKAYAT.

My name was mistakingly captured on my Corporate affairs commission(CAC) document as ODION AKHERE OKHAE instead of OKHAE ODION MICHEAL. That my correct name is OKHAE ODION MICHEAL. General public take note.

My name was captured on my bank documents/BVN as BLESSING SAMUEL EFFIONG. That I want to remove SAMUEL from my name. That I now wish to be known as EFFIONG BLESSING. General public take note.

I formerly known and addressed as ADEOLA BUSAYO RUKAYAT now wish to be known called and addressed as SULAIMON BUSAYO RUKAYAT. All former documents remain valid. General public take note

ONUOHA-THEODORE CHIAMAKA VIVIAN I formerly known and addressed as ONYEGBULE VIVIAN CHIAMAKA now wish to be known and addressed ONUOHA-THEODORE CHIAMAKA VIVIAN . All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

EFIH PEACE ACHOMADU

EMEM-AKPAN JOSEPHINE

OKEDIJI YETUNDE MORUNRAYO

I, formerly known and addressed as AVIRE PEACE ELO now wish to be known and addressed as EFIH PEACE ACHOMADU. All former documents remain valid and the general public please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as AGOH ONYEKACHI JOSEPHINE now wish to be known and addressed as EMEM-AKPAN JOSEPHINE. All former documents remain valid and the general public, kindly take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as OKEDIJI YETUNDE MOTUNRADUN now wish to be known and addressed as OKEDIJI YETUNDE MORUNRAYO. All former documents remain valid and the general public, kindly take note.

ADDITION OF NAMES/DATE OF BIRTH That I wish add the following names to my existing names in this order: FRANCIS ALABA OSSAI and that my correct date of birth is August 7th, 1991. All former documents remain valid and the general public, kindly take note.

JIMOH ABDULATEEF

ACHI ISIOMA CHEDRACK

I formally known and addressed as EBOFIN ABDULATEEF now wishes to be called and addressed as JIMOH ABDULATEEF. All other documents remain valid. General Public should pls take note.

OGBEIDE OLASUNKANMI PEDETIN

I formerly known and addressed as Chedrack Osioma Achi now wish to be known and addressed as Achi lsioma Chedrack. And my date of birth was wrongly written as 12/11/1990 instead of 11/12/1990. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note

: I formerly known and addressed as Abraham Olasunkanmi Pedetin now wish to be known and addressed as Ogbeide Olasunkanmi Pedetin. All former documents remain valid. General public should please taknote

I formerly known and addressed as Okujagu Tamunotonye Fredrick hope and Okujagu Tamunotonye Fredrick. Now wish to be known and addressed as Bagshaw Tamunotonye Fredrick hope. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note

OVBIYE KELVIN OSAPKOLOR.

OMOFUOMA OTERI LUCKY

I formerly known and addressed as Kelvin kosas Ovbiye now wish to be known and addressed as Ovbiye Kelvin Osapkolor. All former documents remain valid . General public should please take note

I formerly known and addressed as Oteri Omofuoma Peter now wish to be known and addressed as Omofuoma Oteri Lucky. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note

CORRECTION OF NAME My name was wrongly written as IGEGE IDAHOSA OREOPEOLUWAPO instead of IGEDE IDAHOSA OPEYEMI . That my correct names are IGEDE IDAHOSA OPEYEMI. All former documents remain valid. General public and authorities concerned, kindly take note.

Formerly known and addressed as ONYINYECHUKWU LOVELYN OKEKE, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. ONYINYECHUKWU LOVELYN NUMBERE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

GOSPEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH ANGLICAN CONTINUUM

MAJANE CARE AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

This is to inform the General public that the above named MINISTRY has applied for registration to Corporate Affairs Commission under Part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:(1) MOST REV. DR. C. IHEANACHOR (2) RT. REV. PROF. N.C. LAWRENCE (3) REV. (MRS) C. IHEANACHOR (4) REV. CAN. PAUL C. HEZEKIAH (5) LADY NONYE C. CHUKWU

The General public is hereby notified that the above named Organization has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission,Abuja for Registration under part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1) ANYIM MARYJANE NKIRUKA ---PRESIDENT 2) FRANK-MAKWE RITA IJEOMA ----SECRETARY (3) SUMAILA HAJARA ----MEMBER (4) AJAH IFEOMA JULIET ----MEMBER (5)AKACHUKWU MOSES CHUKWUDI ----MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. (1) To cater for the poor and less privileged. Any Objection to this Registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General,Corporate Affairs Commission,Plot 420,Tigris Crescent,Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street,Maitama,PMB.198,Garki,Abuja within Twenty Eight (28) days from the date of this Publication.

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:(1) GLOBAL EVANGELIZATION (2) HOPE FOR THE NEEDY THROUGH CHARITY WORKS 3) DISCIPLESHIP OF THE BODY OF CHRIST (4) CONTINUITY THE ANGLICAN TRADITION OF CHRISTIANITY (5) EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ESTABLISHMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS (6) PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT, INVESTMENT AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN EDUCATION, HEALTH, MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION AND ANY OTHER AREA AS FOR THE COMMON GOOD. Any objection to the registration should be directed to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, 420, Tigris Crescent, off Aguyi Ironsi Street, Matiama, Abuja within 28 days from the date of the publication. SIGNED: SECRETARY

SIGNED, ANYIM MARYJANE NKIRUKA, PRESIDENT

PETERS JOY I, formerly known and addressed as ONYES CHIMEZIE now wish to be known and addressed as PETERS JOY. All former documents remain valid and the general public, kindly take note.

I formerly known as OGUNLEYE ABILA and OGUNLEYE ADILA ISAU now wish to be known as ADILA ISHAU JOSEPH. All former documents remain valid. That my date of birth was wrongly written as 04-07-1949 & 05-06-1960 instead of 06-06-1947. My correct date of birth is 06-06-1947. General public take note.

MRS ADESUA MAYOWA OMOLAYO I, formerly known and addressed as MISS OGIDIOLU MAYOWA OMOLAYO now wish to be known and addressed as MRS ADESUA MAYOWA OMOLAYO. All former documents remain valid and the general public, kindly take note.

BAGSHAW TAMUNOTONYE FREDRICK HOPE

MRS OJO BUSAYO MARY

WILLIAMS GODWIN EFE

I formerly known and addressed as Miss Akindayo Busayo Olufunke now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs Ojo Busayo Mary. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note

I formerly known and addressed as Williams Godwin Odoga now wish to be known and addressed as Williams Godwin Efe. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note


22 Change of names SPIRIT OF PEACE BIBLE CHURCH

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 TRUSTEES: 1. OZUO CHRISTIAN OKECHUKWU-GEN. OVERSEER. 2. OZUO LOVETH OZIOMA. 3. CHUKWUMERIJE ALEX OKEY. 4. NWASO BLESSING CHIKAODILI. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD. 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.

SUPPORT INITIATIVE FOR THE USE OF ZEBRA CROSSING AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES 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 TRUSTEES: 1. ONOJA FRIDAY MOSES 2. FATIMEHIN ABAYOMI JOSEPH 3. OMENKA EMMANUEL UKOACHIMKA 4. TIJANI ABDUL PAUL AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO SUPPORT MEDIA AND ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGNS ON THE US OF ZEBRA CROSSING AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES. 2. TAKE CARE OF THE WELFARE OF MEMBERS

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AUCHI DYNAMIC ASSOCIATION LAGOS

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 TRUSTEES 1 OBOMEGHIE MAHMMUD ADAM --- PRESIDENT 2 IMONIGIE AMEEN Y -- GENERAL SECRETARY 3 ALI KABIRU MAHMUDU 4 YAKUBU AMANOSI 5 DANKANO SAHID OGHUAREASUA 6 SHUAIBU ALIU AIM AND OBJECTIVE TO PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF THE 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: TRUSTEES

DIASPORA CANCER AND TRAUMA CENTER

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 TRUSTEES (1) NWOBODO KINGSMAN OBINNA (2) LILIAN EZIAMAKA REMOND (3) UGWUOKE NNAMDI JOSEPH (4) BINTU OKEKE RAISA AIM AND OBJECTIVE TO CATER FOR THE WELFARE OF ITS 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.

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

SIGNED :SECRETARY

AUCHI DYNAMIC ASSOCIATION LAGOS

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 OBOMEGHIE MAHMMUD ADAM --- PRESIDENT 2 IMONIGIE AMEEN Y -- GENERAL SECRETARY 3 ALI KABIRU MAHMUDU 4 YAKUBU AMANOSI 5 DANKANO SAHID OGHUAREASUA 6 SHUAIBU ALIU AIM AND OBJECTIVE TO PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF THE 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, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED :TRUSTEES

LEGACY SUPPORT CITIZENS INITIATIVE OF NIGERIA 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 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ADEPOJU , ADEMOLA JOHNSON 2. ADEMOLA , ENO EMELIA 3.JULIUS OLAWALE NATHAN 4. OBOT CHARLES JAMES 5. ODUGBILE SESAN DOTUN 6. ONUOHA AUGUSTINE NKEMJIKA 7. PETER TOBAVK AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO HELP AND ASSIST THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN OUR SOCIETY 2. TO SEE TO THE WELFARE AND ASSIST MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZATION 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. SINGNED SECRETARY

MARONNE LET US FIX IT 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. TRUSTEES: OKOEDION YVONNE UWUMARONGIE (CHAIRMAN) OKOEDION BENJAMIN (SECRETARY) ORONSAYE EMMANUEL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2. MEETING THE HEALTH NEEDS AND PROVIDING HEALTH CARE FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY 3. PROVIDING EDUCATION 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. SIGNED: N.N OSAKWE SOLICITORS OSAKWE NEYE NWAMAKA 08037003157

EASTERN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARKET UNION

EASTERN BRIDGE INTERNATIONAL MARKET UNION 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 TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ONYISHI CHUKWUEMEKA V. 2. OGBODO MICHAEL CHIKEBELU. 3. ANEKE MARTINS UGWUOKE. 4. ABONYI UCHECHUKWU AMOS. 5. EZEJIBE ERNEST ANYOCHUKWU 6. JAMES ONUNZE CHINEDU. 7. ENE AMOS EJIOFOR. 8. ODO CHRISTIAN CHUKWUEBUKA AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A MARKET OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN OTHER TO MANAGE, LEASE, ALLOCATE TO MEMBERS. 2. TO FOSTER PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN THE UNION, HOST COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNMENT OF ALL LEVELS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE MANNERS. 3. TO ORGANIZE PEOPLE OF LIKE MINDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACHIEVING THE SET GOALS. 4. TO COLLABORATE WITH RELEVANT GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO ACHIEVING THE AIMS OF THE UNION. 5. TO MANAGE ALL OTHER GROUPS. 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. NWONYISHI NNAMDI ABUNDANTIUS. 080 3448 9953

THE KONG’S MISSION INTERNATIONAL 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. TRUSTEES: 1. REV HENRY OKPAYI - CHAIRMAN 2. OMARI OKPAYI TINA (MRS) 3. AHINYOHE JUSTICE OKPAYI -SECRETARY AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 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, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED :SECRETARY

FRESH VISION 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. TRUSTEES ARE 1. ONYISHI CHUKWUEMEKA V. 2. OGBODO MICHAEL CHIKEBELU. 3. ANEKE MARTINS UGWUOKE. 4. ABONYI UCHECHUKWU AMOS. 5. EZEJIBE ERNEST ANYOCHUKWU 6. JAMES ONUNZE CHINEDU. 7. ENE AMOS EJIOFOR. 8. ODO CHRISTIAN CHUKWUEBUKA AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. 1. TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A MARKET OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN OTHER TO MANAGE, LEASE, ALLOCATE TO MEMBERS. 2. TO FOSTER PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE BETWEEN THE UNION, HOST COMMUNITIES AND GOVERNMENT OF ALL LEVELS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE MANNERS. 3. TO ORGANIZE PEOPLE OF LIKE MINDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACHIEVING THE SET GOALS. 4. TO COLLABORATE WITH RELEVANT GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES TO ACHIEVING THE AIMS OF THE UNION. 5. TO MANAGE ALL OTHER GROUPS. 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.

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 TRUSTEES 1. JOSEPH EBHON. 2. EDWIN KUROTIMI. 3. BARR.NYINGIBOLAYEFA SAMUEL ADIGIO. 4. ABANDE AKPOTU. 5. AMIEYEOFORI JOSHUA EREKEOSIMA. 6. SINGER IRO AKPOTU. 7. ENGR. ADIGIO SAMUEL 8. BARR. BOFEDE OKPORU AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO HELP THE LESS PRIVILEGED 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. NWONYISHI NNAMDI ABUNDANTIUS. 080 3448 9953

SIGNED : SECRETARY

WAKE UP FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INITIATIVE 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. TRUSTEES: 1. UMAR HANYA 2 LADI SMITH 3 OLAYINKA MORUFAT NOLA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE SOCIAL AND CIVIL ENGAGEMENT AMONG YOUTHS. 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

PRAISE WORLD OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL

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} PASTOR . SUNDAY PHILIP AGBO .{GENERAL OVERSEESER} {2} EVANGLIST {MRS} RHODA OJONE AGBO .{RESIDENT PASTOR} {3} MR ONUH ODE GODWIN {ASSISTANT PASTOR} {4} MR SUNDAY BY AMODU {GENERAL SECREATRY} {5} MR JIMOH YUSUF {FINACIAL SECREATRY} AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL 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: SECRETARY

SPIRIT OF PEACE BIBLE CHURCH

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. OZUO CHRISTIAN OKECHUKWU-GEN. OVERSEER. 2. OZUO LOVETH OZIOMA. 3. CHUKWUMERIJE ALEX OKEY. 4. NWASO BLESSING CHIKAODILI. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD. 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-SECRETARY.

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THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY DATED 05/17/01, WITH CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY NO. 456UW-88B8Z-5A45R-2F30U-10; FILE NO. DT 10120, IN RESPECT OF THE PLOT OF LAND KNOWN AS PLOT NO. 133, CADASTRAL ZONE A09, GUZAPE DISTRICT, ABUJA, FCT, ORIGINALLY ISSUED TO SIRAJO SALIHU AND TRANSFERRED TO CHIKWEH ALEXANDER MADUKA VIDE RE-CERTIFICATION AND RE-ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY ACKNOWLEDGMENT CERTIFICATE DATED 04/28/05, IS MISSING. ALL EFFORTS TO TRACE THE SAID RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY HAVE PROVED ABORTIVE. IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN TO ABUJA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (AGIS), OR THE UNDERSIGNED AT TITICOM HOUSE, NO. 5, ILLAH ROAD, ASABA, DELTA STATE. ABUJA GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (AGIS) AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE. SIGNED: CHIKWEH ALEXANDER MADUKA


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SURE FAMILY FOUNDATION ASSEMBLY INT’L. THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER THE PART “C” OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. DR. GEORGE O. SIMEON - SENIOR PRESIDING PASTOR. 2. DOMINION I. GEORGE - SECRETARY. 3. EVANG. (MRS.) JUSTINA AHUNANYA - TREASURER. 4.MRS. MARY S. OWHORJI - MEMBER. 5. MR. LIVINGSTONE C. NWANKWOALA - MEMBER. AIMS/OBJECTIVES 1. RAISING KINGDOM LEADERS TO STAND SURE FOR THE KINGDOM. ANY OBJECTION(S) TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY DR. GEORGE O. SIMEON.

FULBRIGHT LANGUAGE SCHOLARS’ ASSOCIATION NIGERIA 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 ARE : 1. JAPHET ONAOLAPO AJANI 2. MODUPE OMOLARA YUSUF 3. HAMMED OLUWADARE ADEJARE 4. OLADOYIN OLUBUKOLA ABIONA 5. TOLULOPE AMOS AKINWOLE 6. OLUWAKAYODE ODUMBOMI 7. ROFIAT OLAITAN BELLO 8. ADEBIMPE AYOOLU ADEGBITE 9. YEWANDE ALUKO 10. ALI BABA SANCHI AIMS: 1. TO FACILITATE THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA TOWARDS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2. TO DEVELOP AND DISTRIBUTE QUALITY TEACHING MATERIALS TO SCHOOLS. 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

LISACO FOOTBALL CLUB THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CLUB HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘’C’’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990 TRUSTEES ARE: 1. NWANKWO OLISAEMEKA CHUKWUEMEKA 2. NWANKWO UGOCHUKWU OKAFOR 3. AGBANUSI CHARLES OBIMMA AIMS & OBJECTIVES 1. TO BRING UP THE TALENTED YOUTHS IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS. 2. TO HELP DEVELOP FOOTBALL IN NIGERIA. 3. TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES AMONG NIGERIA YOUTHS 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 DAYSOF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

SANI ABUBAKAR

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

AJAYI OLUWAYEMI DEBORAH

FAMILY CHANGE OF NAME I FORMERLY KNOWN AS AGBALEKE OSITA ROLAND, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED CHUKWUKELU ROLAND ELOCHUKWU, ALSO I FORMERLY KNOWN AS AGBALEKE HENRY, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED CHUKWUKELU HENRY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE

IYAGWO NGOZI LUCY

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I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ORJIAKOR VERONICA CHIBUZO, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UCHEONYE ORJIAKOR VERONICA CHIBUZO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME MKPUMA CHIBUNNA SHEDRACH WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN DURING MY BVN REGISTRATION, BUT NOW WISH TO BE CORRECTED AND ADDRESSED AS MKPUMA CHIBUNDU SHEDRACH ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME APEH OBE IGOCHE WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN DURING MY BVN REGISTRATION, BUT NOW WISH TO BE CORRECTED AND ADDRESSED AS APEH GODWIN IGOCHE ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE

HOLY MOUNT OUTREACH

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER THE PART “C” OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE; 1. MRS. OGONOR FYNE CHIMEZIE. 2. OGONOR VINCENT ONYEMATARA. 3. OGONOR VALERIE UZHEIYEKACHUKU.

AGU STELLA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AS ENE STELLA CHINELO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AS AGU STELLA CHINELO. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

MBAMALU

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MBAMALU ANN NEBECHI, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MBAMALU ANASTASIA LEBECHI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CHANGE OF SCHOOL NAME THE SCHOOL, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ST PAUL’S NURSERY/ PRIMARY SCHOOL, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADRIAN AND GLORIA KRAMER MODEL SCHOOL UGWUOBA, OJI RIVER L.G.A ENUGU STATE . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

SANTHA- RUBY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION 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. SERRANOELIZABETH MERCY (CHAIRMAN) 2, SERRANO JOY SANTHOSH (TRUSTEE) 3, OWOI TAMUNOMIEBAKA JUSTICE (TRUSTEE) AIM AND OBJECTIVES 1.TO SUBSIDIZE COST OF MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR THOSE SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ARE UNABLE TO AFFORD IT. 2.TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN LOW INCOME EARNERS AND GOOD HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

ANY OBJECTION(S) TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR- GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERALCORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGERIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, PMB 198 GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION

SIGNED; TRUSTEES.

SIGNED: SERRANO ELIZABETH MERCY (CHAIRMAN)

AR-RIDDOH ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL FOUDATION

FITYANUL MUMINEEN QURANIC PRAYER SOCIETY

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 ARE : (1) ABDULGAFAR MOHAMMED JAMIU. (2) ABDULGANIYU MUTOLIB ADEKUNLE AIMS: TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 42, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAIMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

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 ARE : 1. ALH. ADEGBAYI MUHAEMIN KAREEM 2. ALH. AYEDE HAFEEZ MOHAMMED 3. ALH. YEKEEN MOJEED BAMIDELE AIMS: 1.TO FOSTER UNITY AND LOVE AMONG ITS MEMBERS. 2. TO INCULCATE GOD’S CONSCIOUSNESS IN MUSLIM YOUTH TO BE RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED: TRUSTEES

SIGNED: TRUSTEES

THE NEWDAY CHURCH

HEAVY EQUIPMENTS , SELLERS AND OPERATORS 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 ACTS OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. PST BABAJIDE OMOTAYO ATANDEYI 2. MRS OMOLOLA OLUWATOYIN ATANDEYI 3. MR OLUFEMI JOHNSON KAYODE...SECRETARY 4. MR OLUSEGUN SAMUEL BANKOLE AIM AND OBJECTIVE; TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS IYAGWOR NGOZI NWANFOR, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS IYAGWO NGOZI LUCY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NGUEKWAGH PHOEBE

OKOLI CHINWENDU CHARITY

LEVI IKECHUKWU OKPANDUKA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NGUEKWAGH PHOEBE WANGER NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NGUEKWAGH PHOEBE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I OKOLI CHARITY IS ONE AND SAME PERSON AS CHIWENDU CHARITY OKOLI, THAT I WANT TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKOLI CHINWENDU CHARITY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS LEVI IKECHUKWU NDUKA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS LEVI IKECHUKWU OKPANDUKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

OLAYIDE OLUMIDE-ODEDIRAN

BENARD PAMELA OZIOMA

TALENA JIBRIN OJOMA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UKABUIRO PAMELA OZIOMA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS BENARD PAMELA OZIOMA ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

ODINACHI EUNICE I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UBA IFENYINWA OBIKE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ODINACHI EUNICE IFENYINWA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AIMS / OBJECTIVES; 1. TO BRING BACK HOME THE LOST CHILDREN OF GOD; TO REMIND THEM OF THEIR IDENTITY, AND TO HELP THEM FIND PURPOSE IN LIFE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWAGWU OLUWAYEMI DEBORAH, NOW WISH TO CALLED AND ADDRESS AS AJAYI OLUWAYEMI DEBORAH. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLAYIDE TIKOLO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLAYIDE OLUMIDE-ODEDIRAN ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

EKWUNIFE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AS NDUBUISI SAMSON IKECHUKWU NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AS EKWUNIFE SAMSON IKECHUKWU. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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 SECRETARY

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OJOMA JIBRIN NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS TALENA JIBRIN OJOMA ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

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 ARE . 1,ANIFOWOSHE OLAJUMOKE OLUBUSOLA , 2, IKEHI JUSTINA UCHECHUKWUKA . 3,BAWA MUHAMMED QUALEEPH. 4. ANDY ONYEAYANA MORKAH AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. 1. PROMOTE AND PROVIDE VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN THE SOCIETY. .2.TO INIATE,PLAN,AND EXECUTE ACTIONS WHICH WILL BE CONDUCTIVE TO THE PROGRESS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 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 SECRETARY

OLUWAROTIMI JONES

FATIMO OLABISI AYOKA ALAKA

ODUYINGBO LATIFAT ABIMBOLA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS FATIMO OLABISI KEYEDE NOW MRS FATIMO OLABISI AYOKA ALAKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS LAWAL LATIFAT ABIMBOLA NOW WHICH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS ODUYINGBO LATIFAT ABIMBOLA ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ROTIMI CYRUS JONES, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS OLUWAROTIMI JONES. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CHINWIKE NNEKA TRACY

ZUBAIR ABDULGAFFAR AYODELE

OMOTEHERI OLUFUNMILOLA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OCHUBA NNEKA TRACY, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS CHINWIKE NNEKA TRACY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID AUTHORITY CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ZUBAIR ABDULGAFFAR ALARO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ZUBAIR ABDULGAFFAR AYODELE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEYEMI OLUFUNMILOLA KOFOWOROLA. NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OMOTEHERI OLUFUNMILOLA KOFOWOROLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE


24 Change of Names ADEKUNLE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEDEJI BUKKY FUNMILAYO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEKUNLE BUKOLA OMOWUNMI . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS OLUFUNMILOLA I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS FUNMILOLA AGBEKE ADEBIYI NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS OLUFUNMILOLA AGBEKE ALLI-BALOGUN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ABDUL

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AUDU AHMAD NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ABDUL BAWA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS BALOGUN I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS. MULIKATU ABOSEDE KAREEM NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. BALOGUN ABOSEDE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ALABA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLANIKE IDOWU GBENLE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ALABA IDOWU OLANIKE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EFE

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AILONOFE JUDE , NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EFE JUDE FEMI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS NECHI I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ORAKWE NDIDIAMAKA BLESSING NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS NECHI BLESSING NDIDI . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NWODO I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWAODO NGOZI FAITH, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWODO NGOZI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MATHEW AWUPRI I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MATTHEW AWUPRI FRANK, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MATTHEW AWUPRI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ONOH CHINWENDU I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONUH CHINWENDU SYLVIA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONOH CHINWENDU SYLVIA ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

SALAMI WASIU OLAWALE I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SALAMI WASIU OMOGBOLAHAN NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SALAMI WASIU OLAWALE . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ADEWALE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AWOPETU MOYO MODUPE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEWALE MOYOSORE MODUPEOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OBAIYANU

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS TEMIKOTAN OMOLARA TOYIN NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OBAIYANU OMOLARA TOTIN . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EHIRIM

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWANKWO CHRISTIANA ONYEBUCHI NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EHIRIM CHRISTIANA ONYEBUCHI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EKEGHA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS PAUL CHISOM JOVITA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EKEGHA CHISOM JOVITA CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH IS 19/4/1986. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS NGENE

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS MMADU EBERE VALENTINA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED MRS NGENE EBERE VALENTINA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS UJU

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS UJU CLARENCIA OZOCHI. NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS UJU CLARENCIA OKECHUKWU-UDE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OKOLO

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKOLO IMMACULATA NWANNEKA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKOLO NNEKA IMMACULATE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

UGWU

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NGWU NNENNA PEPERTUA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UGWU NNENNA PEPERTUA.ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MAMAH

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JOHN CHIJIOKE MAMAH, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MAMAH MATHEW CHIJIOKE. MY CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH IS 11TH SEPTEMBER, 1966. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

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IBAGUN I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OSAGIE OGBEIDE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS IBAGUN SARAFADEEN ALABI . I WAS BORN ON 18/09/1989 NOT 03/02/1984. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OLANIWUN

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLANIWUN WALIU ADELEKE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLANIWUN ADELEKE ABOLORE. I WAS BORN ON 14/09/1980 NOT 15/09/1979. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NURUDEEN I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS BELLO FAUSAT DAMILOLA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NURUDEEN FAUSAT DAMILOLA. THIS DUE TO MARRIAGE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

GRACE OYEYEMI I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS GRACE OGWA IDAKWO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS GRACE OYEYEMI ADEOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ADEBO

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEBO ADESOLA OLUWOLE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEBO OLUTOYE ADEWOLE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MMOBUOSI

ANGHANENU I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS HANEN BLESSING-HOPE, JOY OLOMA, HOPE OLOMA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANGHANENU HOPE-PHILO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OMOTOLA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MMOBUOSI STEVE CHIYEMUGO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MMOBUOSI STEVE CHINYEMUGO. I WAS BORN ON 02/09/1984. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ALAYANDE IYABODE WASIAT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OMOTOLA AKINYEMI . I WAS BORN ON 01/07/1984. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

SHODEINDE

SALAMI ADEMOLA WASIU

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AKINWUNMI ADUNOLA AND SHODEINDE WASILAT AJIKE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SHODEINDE WASILAT ADUNOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CHANGE OF NAME/D.O.B I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ODUKOYA OMOTOLA MONSURAT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ISHOLA MONSURAT OMOTOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SALAMI WASIU AYINDE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SALAMI ADEMOLA WASIU . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

PATRICK OGBAJI

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SUNDAY OGBU OGBAJI NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MR. PATRICK OGBAJI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OKO PAULINA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AYOLA PETER NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS VICTOR AYOBAMI ALEXIS . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS ADEYEYE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AYOOLA ELIZABETH NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS PASE OMOWUNMI . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

IZEOGU

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SAWYERR OLUBUKUNOLA BESIDONE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS IZEOGU OLUBUKUNOLA BESIDONE . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AJAYI

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADESANYA WASIU AYOMIDE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AJAYI ADESANYA AYOMIDE CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH - 17TH OCTOBER, 1994. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS ADEOLA OLUWAYEMI CHRISTOPHER INSTEAD OF OYEYEMI CHRISTOPHER ADEOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS ADAM ALIMI MODU INSTEAD OF ADAM ALIMI CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH- 1/1/1992. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS INCLUDING MY BVN MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS NGOZI GABRIEL MONDAY INSTEAD OF IHIALE GABRIEL MONDAY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS DAVID ISEOLUWA AKINTUNDE INSTEAD OF FAMUYIWA ISEOLUWA DAVID. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS ONOH OGONNA I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OBASI OGONNA JOY NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS ONOH OGONNA JOY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. ESUT, IMT,BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AKINOLA I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS DOTUN O AKINOLA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AKINOLA DOTUN OLUWABUSUYI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MRS AGBO

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THE WHOLE TRUTH RESTORATION KINGDOM MINISTRY THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED MINISTRY HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC) ABUJA, FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. JUDE AKUJOBI IBE 2. VICTOR PROMISE NZUBECHI JUDE 3. PATRICK NGOZI ONYEAGBA 4. NJOKU CHRISTOPHER ONYENYECHI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL 2. TO ESTABLISH PEOPLE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI, STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: CHAIRMAN

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OLADIPO ADESOLA FORMERLY -OLADIPO ADESOLA ADELEKE AND OLADIPO ADESOLA AKANBI NOW OLADIPO ADESOLA SULE, CORRECTE DATE OF BIRTH IS 23/10/1953. FORMER DOCUMENT REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

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ADDITION OF NAME FORMERLY KNOWN CALLED AND ADDRESSED AS LUCAS NNAMDI. I WISH TO ADD FREDRICK TO MY NAME. I NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS LUCAS FREDRICK NNAMDI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

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World’s oldest message in a bottle found on coast of western Australia More than 131 years after being thrown overboard, the world’s oldest message in a bottle has washed up on a beach in western Australia. The bottle was found by Tonya Illman and Grace Ricciardo in the dunes near Wedge Island in January. Weeks of research and correspondence crafted a Sherlock-style web of clues that traced the historic note back to 19th century Germany. The survival of the document has been heralded as a miracle, as the bottle was found wedged in the sand and without a lid after heavy rain and strong winds on the island, some 112 miles north of Perth. Mrs Illman and her husband Kym placed the note in an oven to dry it out before unravelling it to reveal a set of coordinates and a date of 12 June 1886. Tonya Illman was walking on the beach with a friend when they found the bottle. Pic: kymillman. com Mr Illman’s German was not quite good enough to deduce much more of the text, other than the letters “aula” in a naming field, which he guessed might mean the ship was called Paula. From there the real investigative work began, and three days later the couple received confirmation from a curator of maritime archaeology at the Western Australian Museum that a boat named Paula was listed in an 1883 Lloyds Register, with a home port of Marseille. It was a 320-ton German barque ship, later found to be on a voyage from Cardiff to what is now known as Indonesia. But the French port listed in the register appeared to contradict the port written on the note, which started with an “E”. A photograph of the Paula (right front) docked in Germany, circa 1880. Pic: German Weather Service / kymillman.com It was suggested that the vessel could have been sold to new owners after 1883 and moved to a new home, and that theory was given merit by German maritime historian Christine Porr. She advised the Illmans that one of her contacts had found mentions of Paula, along with a captain “O Diekmann”, in an 1887 journal of German Marine

Meteorology. Another reference to Paula was found in an 1886 Registrar Veritas, which listed “Haverkamp” as captain, and confirmed the home port as Elsfleth in Germany. Further evidence was provided by the German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, who confirmed the wording and printing were identical to messages held in their archives for the year 1886. This map shows the points at which bottles were thrown from Paula in a bid to create a drift map. Pic: kymillman.com With the Australian museum having determined that the note was “consistent with cheaply made 19th century paper”, the German agency concluded that it was genuine. As luck would have it, the note turned out to have originated from the agency itself, which back in 1886 was known as Deutsche Seewarte. The bottle - thought to have originally held gin - was thrown overboard alongside many others during a decades-long research programme to produce drift maps. According to agency archives, the last one to have been found was picked up in Denmark in January 1934 - and it was a match for the format of the one found on

Tonya Illman was walking on the beach with a friend when they found the bottle. Pic: kymillman.com Image:

the Australian coast. “This has been the most remarkable event of my life,” said Mrs Illman. “To think that this bottle has not been touched for nearly 132 years and is in perfect condition, despite the elements, beggars belief.” “It was like solving a giant puzzle - and now that it’s been confirmed as legitimate, I can’t wait to share our excitement with others.”

Once confirmed by Guinness World Records, it will beat the existing record for the world’s oldest message in bottle by 23 years. Tit bit Dozens killed after plane ‘crashes into football pitch’ in Nepal Pilot survives as five passengers die in New York helicopter crash Football match halted as club owner takes gun on to the pitch Body of missing boy Gabriel

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Wreckage of famed World War II USS Lexington aircraft carrier found off coast of Australia A piece of prized World War II U.S. naval history, the wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, which was sunk by the Japanese in a crucial sea battle, has been discovered by an expedition funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. The expedition team announced that the wreckage of the Lexington, crippled by the enemy and then scuttled on May 8, 1942, in the Battle of the Coral Sea, was found Sunday on the seabed in waters about 2 miles deep, more than 500 miles off Australia’s east coast. “To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on her is an honor,” Allen said on his web page. “As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice.” The battle helped stop a Japanese advance that could have cut off Australia and New Guinea from Allied sea supply routes and crippled two Japanese carriers, leading to a more conclusive U.S. victory at sea a month later at the Battle of Midway. The sea battle is also famous for being the first in which the opposing ships did not come in sight of each other, carrying out their attacks with carrierlaunched aircraft. Allen’s teams have made several previous important shipwreck discoveries, including three other U.S. Navy vessels, an Italian destroyer, and the Japanese battleship Musashi. The ship that found the Lexington, the Research Vessel Petral, has equipment capable of diving to 6,000 meters (about three and a half miles). It was deployed in early 2017 in the Philippine Sea before moving to the Coral Sea off the Australian Coast. A gun turret on the USS Lexington, found on March 4, 2018 in the Coral Sea. Courtesy Paul G. Allen / via AFP - Getty Images The Lexington, which had been affectionately dubbed “Lady Lex,” was badly damaged by bombs and torpedoes, but the order to abandon ship was given only after a secondary explosion set off an uncontrollable fire. Some 216 crew members lost their lives, but 2,770 others were safely evacuated before its sister ship, the destroyer USS Phelps, fired torpedoes to send it to the bottom of the ocean. Allen said on his Twitter account that the ship went down with 35 planes, 11 of which had been found so far by his expedition.

Allen has said he undertakes such ventures in part to honor his father, who served in World War II, by finding and preserving the artifacts of that conflict. News of the discovery evoked another father-son relationship, as the current commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet offered his congratulations on Twitter. “As the son of a survivor of the USS Lexington, I offer my congratulations to @PaulGAllen and the expedition crew of Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel for locating the ‘Lady Lex,’ sunk nearly 76 years ago at the Battle of the Coral Sea,” Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. said. “We honor the valor and sacrifice of the Lady Lex’s Sailors — all those Americans who fought in #WorldWarII — by continuing to secure the freedoms they won for all of us.” Harris linked the history to current U.S. interests in the Pacific, where China in recent years has begun to challenge traditional American naval hegemony, aggressively staking maritime territorial claims in waters also claimed by other nations, including Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines. U.S. Navy aircraft carriers are strong symbols of America’s force projection, and one this week is making a friendly visit to Vietnam, the first since the Vietnam War ended more than four decades ago with a Communist victory. “Alongside our allies, friends and partners, bound together by shared values, the United States is committed to maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific, which has brought security and economic prosperity to all who live in this critical region,” said Harris, currently visiting Australia. Thousand-year-old German church’s ‘Hitler bell’ will remain in place An infamous bell dedicated to Adolf Hitler could ring again after the town council in a small German village voted not to dismantle it. The local council in Herxheim am Berg, a town of about 700 people north of Heidelberg, in southwest Germany, voted 10-3 Monday night to reject requests to remove the massive 83-yearold bronze bell at Kirche St. Jakobus, or the Church of St. Jacob, the regional newspaper Die Rheinpfalz reported. The bell bears a swastika and the inscription “Alles fuer’s Vaterland — Adolf Hitler,” or “Everything for the Fatherland —

Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a U.S. aircraft carrier which sank during World War II, was found on March 4, 2018 in the Coral Sea. Courtesy Paul G. Allen / via AFP - Getty Images Adolf Hitler.” After having hung in the church tower with little notice for decades, the bell has been the object of intense debate for almost a year after the church’s organist complained about it. The town’s mayor, Roland Becker, resigned in September after he gave a TV interview in which he quoted a local woman as saying Hitler should be remembered for “the things he achieved.” (Becker said he’d been taken out of context, but the damage was done.) The new mayor, Georg Welker, supported keeping the bell in place — and even ringing it again — telling the public broadcasting program Kontraste last month that it could sound “the suffering of the victims,” both Jewish and non-Jewish. Before the vote Monday night, Welker submitted a report from a historian who said the bell is an official monument, meaning it can’t be altered, Die

A Nazi-era bell at St. Jacob’s Church in Herxheim am Berg, Germany bears a swastika and the words “Everything for the Fatherland — Adolf Hitler.” Uwe Anspach / AFP - Getty Images file Rheinpfalz reported. St. Jacob’s Church in Herxheim am Berg, Germany, Ronald Wittek / EPA Welker proposed erecting a plaque intended to put the bell in its historical context, but the Central Council of Jews in Germany remained fiercely opposed. “If the bell, which was hung

in honor of Hitler, should again sound the call to worship, then — plaque or not — this to me would be a conscious renewed glorification of the Third Reich and the person of Hitler,” the council’s president, Josef Schuster, told Südwestrundfunk local radio on Tuesday. Sources: www.nbcnews.com


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Grazing reserves: Niger ready to accommodate genuine herdsmen - Gov Minna

Court sacks lawmaker in Ogun

ÏÏÏNiger State Governor, Alhaji

Abiodun Taiwo,

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Abubakar Sani-Bello, has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is willing to support Niger State to develop cattle grazing reserves. Governor Sani-Bello disclosed this while interacting with the Niger State Chapter of the National Sheep and Goat Development of Nigeria, (NASHGODAN) at the Etsu Nupe Palace, Bida. He said that the CBN has written to the state government on their willingness to support the state in developing their grazing reserves. According to him the fight between herdsmen and farmers was unnecessary and needed to be checked once and for all. The Governor who noted that some of the grazing reserves have been encroached said “the state government is doing everything possible to salvage them”. Governor Sani-Bello said that out of the 23 grazing reserves in the state only two were gazetted adding that the state is ready to accommodate genuine cattle rearers. The Governor commended the body for its initiatives and directed the members to meet with the Chief of Staff and the Ministry of Livestock for further discussion on the project. Earlier, the state coordinator, Husseini Abdulkhadir Yero who disclosed that the body was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria added that NASHGODAN was endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Agriculture. He said that Niger State was among the first states to put NASHGODAN government structure on ground and that it has also acquired land in the local area councils for goat and sheep rearing scheme.

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One of the victims of the auto crash involving a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) which had head on collision with a commercial vehicle when the SUV driver drove against the traffic in Lekki Area, Lagos...on Sunday

Adhere to safety rules, avoid unsafe acts, EEDC urges customers

Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki

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bution Company (EEDC) has passionately appealed to its customers to adhere strictly to safety rules and avoid all unsafe acts with electrical installations and wires. The Head, Communications of EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Monday. Ezeh attributed most of the electrical mishap to carelessness by customers, who use sub-standard electrical materials for wiring, en-

gage in illegal connections and nonadherence to safety rules. He, therefore, encouraged customers to always use quality and standard electrical materials as well as engage the services of qualified electrical engineers instead of quacks. ``We are concerned about the safety and well-being of our customers, that is why we always engage in safety awareness and enlightenment at all times,’’ he said. While reacting to allegation in some quarters that the company was responsible for the recent fire outbreak at Timber Market, Enugu; Ezeh said that ``the assertion is baseless and unfounded as that has not

been proven or established’’. ``What happened can only be attributed to some of the illegal activities and unsafe acts embarked on by people. ``Such illegal activities included not turning off their machines/ appliances after use or when not in use; illegal connection and use of sub-standard electrical materials,’’ he said. He further explained that the wood and sawdust, which forms majority of what you find within the market, are all combustible materials, and ``once there is a spark on the sawdust, it is bound to burn’’.

High Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta has restrained a councillor representing Ward 10 of Remo North Local Government Area of Ogun State, from performing any role as a lawmaker saying that his election is null and void. The Councilor, Jide Opatola a member of All Progressives Congress, was dragged to Ogun State High Court by one Omoba Adesanya Omoniyi for inconsistency in his nomination as the Party flagbearer in the last local government elections in the State. In a suit no M/24/2016 filed by Adesanya, he claimed that Jide’s nomination was imposed on the people of Ward 10 Remo North axis, adding that the nomination of the embattled councilor violated the constitution of the party. The claimant also said the embattled councilor did not pass through primaries as stipulated in the constitution of the party. The claimant however prayed to the court to restrain the embattled councilor from parading himself as the councilor of the Ward 10 of Remo North Local Government Area. The plaintif also prayed to the court to mandate the APC to hold an elective congress that will nominate the councillorship candidate for Ward 10 of Remo North LGA. In his judgment, the Honourable Justice Mobolaji Ojo restrained the embattled councilors from parading himself as the councilor of the axis, describing the nomination as invalid, illegal, unconstitutional and void Ojo also ordered the defendants to pay a sum of fifty thousand as the cost of the suit, saying the nomination have been made in contravention of article 20(i) and (ii) of the constitution of the APC.

Enugu group wades into bus drivers, state ministry of transport face-off Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki

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A group, Good Governance Monitoring Alert, (GGMA), based in Enugu Monday,waded into the faceoff between bus drivers in the State and officials of the State Ministry of Transport. The group in a press statement signed by its State coordinator, Hon. Augustine Nweke, urged the bus operators and other resident of the State to partner with the traffic officials of the transport ministry towards having an organized State. The organization said its call was not unconnected with “the recent protest by Bus Transport Operators and

unwarranted criticism of the ministry of transport over the activities of traffic control officers in Enugu State. “We believe that the creation of such government department was needed in such circumstance to avert lack of decorum and orderliness in vehicle traffic in the State.” Nweke appealed to resident to imbibe the virtue of accepting good policies of government aimed at achieving the collective aspiration of the people. He stressed that the need for the traffic control agency could not be over-emphasized, stressing that “the fact that the police and other security agencies are already overburdened with maintenance of law and order, the need to

create a complimentary body to assist in ensuring effective control in a fast-growing city like Enugu arose, hence the MOT traffic control officers. “It is indeed the primary function of state to monitor and check vehicle with a view to ensuring compliance to the use of valid vehicle documents and license to forestall road mishaps and other associated incidents. “The need to check dilapidated vehicles, non-use of driver’s license, expired vehicle documents, underage drivers, among others, are of precautionary essence as well as to save life and generate revenue for government to deliver dividends of democracy to the people and create employment.”

The group equally expressed worry over what it called observed “level of recklessness and impunity being exhibited by drivers, especially the commercial transporters, who do not obey traffic rule and regulations except they are coerced. “We also notice with dismay that some unreasonable drivers in Enugu had on many occasions caused mishap and various traffic problems as a result of not adhering to rules to make stoppages or park at designated places. “Our observation is that the government of Enugu State led by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is a listening government and therefore responds promptly upon the demands of the citizens.”

“This is why they have taken several steps to reform the MOT traffic officers through training and retraining, discipline, through effective monitoring and supervision as well as through legislation. “The arduous commitment of government was buttressed through several immediate withdrawal of the body each time there were public outcry of complaints of intimidation and exploitation by the body. “As a body committed to playing the role ombudsman of democracy, we hereby urge the Enugu people to accept this traffic control officers as the society cannot be devoid of arbitrariness and impunity if laws are made without effective implementation,”, Nweke further stated.


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Kwara gov’s wife secures civil service jobs for women, empowers 100 Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin

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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with the Speaker of Ghana’s parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, on arrival in Accra, recently to join in the celebration of 25 years of uninterrupted parliamentary democracy in Ghana.

INEC to burn all unclaimed PVC ÏÏÏThe

Independent National electoral commission, (INEC) on Monday said all unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) at its various offices across the country would be burnt. The Resident Electoral Officer (REC) in Ondo State, Dr. Rufus Akeju, who disclosed this in Akure, Ondo state capital this is to prevent the voter cards from being used to manipulate the 2019 elections.

Akeju said the Commission had made efforts in reaching out to all the affected electorates to visit the INEC offices to claim their voter’s cards before the Commission disposes of them. Also, he said the electoral umpire would make a last effort in order to allow voters get their PVC before the commission takes a final decision on how to dispose them. According to him, out of 1, 659, 186 registered voters in Ondo State only 1, 288, 722

people have collected the PVC while about 370,464 PVC still await collection. Akeju who said the burning process would be made open for all Nigerians to witness assured that the forthcoming general election would be free, fair and credible. The INEC boss described the numbers of unclaimed voters’ cards as worrisome saying the commission would investigate the reasons for the development.

He said “We are investigating the accused behind the high number of unclaimed voters’ cards. But from our preliminary investigation, the discovered that many National Youth Corp Service (NYSC) members who registered did not collect their PVC. “We also discovered that many students who registered have relocated while some of them have graduated. Many others have relocated from their states.”

Ambode supports 25yrs jail term for rapists

...As Lagos Gov, wife, deputy gov, CJ, CP, others lead walk against menace In Alausa ÏÏÏLagos

State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday threw his weight behind the 25 years jail term for rapist and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence, saying that the time has come to take aggressive steps to put a stop to the menace. Governor Ambode, who led a symbolic walk against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Alausa, Ikeja, with top government functionaries including the Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule, Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olufunmilayo Oke, wife of the Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, Attorney General, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, members of the State Executive Council, members of the House of Assembly, stakeholders in the justice sector, celebrities, students, among others, said it was time to walk the talk and ensure that all hands are on deck towards safeguarding the rights of every citizen and the most vulnerable in the society.

Backing the 25-year jail term for rapists, the Governor, decked in a red t-shirt with inscriptions including ‘I Say No To Rape’, ‘Stop Domestic Violence’, among others, said it was time to take the fight one step further by amending the Protection against Domestic Violence Law, 2007 and also come up with strict punitive measures that would serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of such act. “Rape should not be met with light sentencing; the minimum sentence of 25 years is highly recommended. We need new laws, which will respond adequately to the nature and occurrences of this era. Domestic Violence is a crime, and should be treated as such. The Protection Against Domestic Violence Law, 2007, should therefore be amended accordingly,” Governor Ambode said. He said in the last two and half years, the State has made a lot of in the war against the oppression of the female gender, noting that the State’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has executed interven-

tions and initiatives including easy access to reporting incidents, speedy rescue and access to justice, medical & psycho-social support for survivors, sensitization & policy advocacy and the establishment of the Lagos state domestic and sexual violence trust fund to ensure survivors are financially independent. Governor Ambode, however, said that his administration would not rest on its oars until the menace is totally eradicated. “A lot of progress has been made in the steps taken to protect the rights of women and the girl child and in the war against the oppression of the female gender. However, there is still so much to be done. We need to ask ourselves the hard question: for this cause we honour today, how can we truly ensure we are walking the talk? “What we are tackling today is an almost innate culture which relegates women to the background and forces them to suffer in silence. In Lagos, we are waging a war against this culture and we will do everything

within our power to transform ours to a culture of equality, respect and dignity for all. It is a journey of radical transformation, and our government is wholly committed to seeing it through. “We are not just reactive in helping survivors but also taking aggressive steps to prevent future occurrences. Our aim is to build a system of trust and accountability, where survivors are encouraged to speak out and potential perpetrators are discouraged to commit future acts,” Governor Ambode said. The Governor commended the Lagos State Judiciary for heeding the call to establish a Sexual Offences Court, just as he also lauded the State House of Assembly for enacting the Protection against Domestic Violence Law, 2007, the Child’s Right Law of Lagos State, 2015 and the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, noting that all efforts was geared towards providing a solid platform for waging the war against Sexual and gender based Violence. Besides, Governor Ambode, urged the Nigeria Police Force to strive to be more professional and ensure proper investigation of reported cases by grooming specialist officers, since they were mostly the first point

the Kwara state governor, Mrs. Omolewa Ahmed, has secured employment in Kwara state civil service for five women, even as she empowered 95 others as parts of activities marking the 2018 International Women’s Day celebration. Five of the lucky beneficiaries who emerged through a raffle draw got scholarship to acquire vocational skills in the International Vocational Centre (IVETEC), Ilorin, 25 would be empowered in farming enterprises, 9 in ICT and 50 in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMES). Speaking at the ceremony, the governor’s wife admonished the beneficiaries of the scheme to make the women folk proud by being agents of positive change in the society. ‘‘I hope you are going to make me proud, you are going there to make a change’’, she said. Reflecting on the theme for this year’s celebration: ‘‘Pressing for Progress: inspire to aspire’’ Omolewa said it was time for women to begin to take their ‘‘right full place” in all facets of their national life. She urged them to take up career in the civil service and vie for elective offices so as to ‘‘add value to the system’’. In her lecture one of the resource person at the event, the state’s Head of Service (HOS) Mrs. Esther Modupe Susan, advised women to embrace career in the civil service assuring that it is one of the best place to secure their future.

of call for victims of sexual and domestic violence. “As the saying goes, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now. We firmly believe that the actions we take today will be the seeds sown for a brighter future for our women and indeed, our children. We believe our State can continue to pioneer in this agenda and become a benchmark not just in Nigeria, but globally”, he said. In her remarks, the Chief Judge commended Governor Ambode for leading the symbolic walk, saying the development as well as other efforts geared towards combating the menace eloquently confirmed the commitment of the State Government to reduce the menace to the bearest minimum, just as she urged victims to come out and seek justice. On his part, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa who was represented by the Chief Whip of the House, Rotimi Abiru, said Lagos has set the pace in putting issues of rape, domestic violence, child abuse and others on the front bunner adding that the coming together of the three arms of governments was a proof of political will to fight the menace in the State to a standstill.


Lobi climbs to NPFL summit, Rangers win derby as MFM,Wikki win big

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obi Stars climbed to the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) courtesy of their hard fought victory against topflight newcomers, Katsina United. The Pride of Benue piped hard fighting Chanji

Boys 1-0 in Sunday’s NPFL matchday 12 clash at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi. Experienced midfielder, David Tyavkase’s lone strike in the 69th minute proved adequate to hand the Makurdi side the whole three points at stake.

Elsewhere the seventime Nigerian champions, Enugu Rangers piped neighbours, Enyimba 1-0 in the oriental derby at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. Bright Silas scored the match winner for the Flying Antelopes in the 5th

minute of the hotly contested encounter. The other oriental derby between hosts, FC IfeanyiUbah and Abia Warriors ended one goal apiece at the FC IfeanyiUbah International Stadium. Patrick Ikeokwu scored the match opener for the

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Anambra Warriors in the 5th minute while Samson Obi even scores for the Umuahia side in the 67th minute. Go Round FC made their home advantage counts positively with a 1-0 win against visiting side, Sunshine Stars at the Krisdera

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Rohr wants NPFL matches on grass pitch stadiums S

uper Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr on Sunday in Lagos expressed his preference for Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches to be played more on grass pitch stadiums. Rohr spoke with newsmen after the NPFL Match Day 12 fixture between Lagos-based MFM FC and Heartland FC of Owerri at Agege Stadium. The coach said while he was impressed with the standard of the league he believed it would be improved more if games were played on grass as against synthetic pitches. “I am here to see MFM FC play once again after the CAF Champions League fixture which they won. I am also here to see the other team, Heartland FC. “What I also noticed is that the league is being played on synthetic pitches. That is oldfashioned because the sun is not favourable playing on such turf. “Synthetic pitches are hot during the sun and it is not the best for the players,’’ he said. Rohr said he would like to see other players outside the ones he had shortlisted for the upcoming Super Eagles’ matches, so as to see their level of commitment and play. “I am not here to see those players on my list, but discover more players and to see the level of the league, which is better for me.

“I want to see those that are doing better and to discover other teams. This is where I can watch the team play because there are no NPFL clubs playing in Abuja. “The level of the league is interesting and I must commend the teams for their good spirit, though none of the players are in my list,’’ he said. MFM FC had defeated Heartland FC 3-0, with goals from Stanley Okorom (8th minute), Chuka Uwaga (88th minute) and Tchato Giscard (92nd minute).

NPFL matchday 12 results: Enugu Rangers 1-0 Enyimba FC IfeanyiUbah 1-1 Abia Warriors Go Round FC 1-0 Sunshine Stars Kwara United 1-1 El Kanemi Warriors

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr

Lobi Stars 1-0 Katsina United MFM FC 3-0 Heartland Niger Tornadoes 1-0 Plateau United Wikki Tourists 3-0 Rivers United Yobe Desert Stars 2-0 Kano Pillars

Nasarawa Amazon celebrating after their wins in Benin City

Lafia prepares for NWPL season’s opener T he ultra-modern multi-use 5000 seats Lafia Township Stadium is the host venue of the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) 2017/18 season’s opening match on Saturday, April 07, 2018. The league champions, Nasarawa Amazons will play host to the Lagos landladies, FC Robo Queens in the star match of the season. The Lafia side beat all comers in the 2017 NWPL Super 4 championship in Benin City to claim the league crown and the

Hotel Stadium in Omoku. Striker, Otop Okon scored the crucial goal for the top-flight newcomers in the 34th minute. Kwara United shared the spoils 1-1 with visitors, El Kanemi Warriors at the Kwara State Stadium in llorin.

rare privilege to kick start the new season on her home ground. Amazons narrowly missed the double and first silverware of the New Year after she went down 3-4 on penalties to perennial rivals and Aiteo Cup winners, Rivers Angels in the 2018 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Champions Shield at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Sunday, March 04. The widely publicised season’s announcer clash ended one goal apiece in

regulation time before the Lafia outfit fell to the superior fire power of the Jewel of Rivers in the ensuing penalty shootouts before a tumultuous crowd at the ‘Soccer Temple’. The Nasarawa Amazons versus FC Robo Queens will be the only NWPL matchday 1 clash on the season’s opening day on Saturday, April 07 as other fixtures will hold across the two groups on Wednesday, April 11. Subsequently, other match fixtures will be holding every Wednesday of the week in the abridged league format of two groups

of eight teams each. The overall choice for an abridged league is as a result of the time frame of the upcoming 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia as well as the Fifa Women World Cup in France. The eight teams that make up Group A are Edo Queens, Confluence Queens, Delta Queens, Ibom Angels, Bayelsa Queens, Aiteo winners and NWFL Champions Shield winners, Rivers Angels and two newcomers, Sure Babes and FC Taraba Queens.

Group B has league champions, Nasarawa Amazons, Pelican Stars, Osun Babes, Adamawa Queens, Abia Angels, Sunshine Queens, FC Robo Queens and newcomers, Jokodolu Babes. However, the official deadline for the registration of clubs for the upcoming NWPL season remains Monday, March 19, 2018 while the collection of players’ licences is to end on or before Friday, March 30, 2018. Players’ transfer fees for the new league season is pegged at N200,000 for the topflights aimed at ensuring equity and fairness among the clubs while the fees for the second tier league, Pro League is pegged at N100,000.


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Arthur

Barcelona agrees to sign Brazilian midfielder Arthur

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arcelona have agreed an option to buy Brazilian midfielder Arthur from Gremio in the summer. The La Liga leaders have first option on the 21-year-old, who will cost £26.6m plus £8m in additional fees if they decide to complete the deal in July. Born Arthur Henrique Ramos de Oliveira Melo on 12 August 1996, he has represented Brazil at Under-17 and Under-20 level, and helped Gremio win the 2017 Copa Libertadores. A Barcelona website statement said he “stands out for his passing ability”. It added: “Another of his qualities is his ability to lose his man, a factor that makes him a danger close to the opponents’ area. “The Brazilian is excellent at protecting the ball and can come up with the final pass in the final third.” Arthur started his career in 2008 for the youth team at Goias Esporte Clube before moving on to Brazilian top-flight side Gremio in 2010. He progressed to the first team under former coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, and was called up to the full Brazil squad in September although is yet to make his debut.

Arsene Wenger has vowed to win back the absent Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium after their win over Watford was played out before thousands of empty seats Arsenal returned to winning ways in the Premier League as Watford were swept aside 3-0

Arsenal fans shun matches in protest against Wenger

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rsenal manager Arsene Wenger is worried by an apparent dip in attendance at the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks but said he is confident the team will do ‘absolutely everything’ to win back their fans. There were thousands of empty seats in Arsenal’s 3-0 Premier League win over Watford on Sunday despite the club selling 59,131 tickets, just short of their total

capacity of 59,867 seats. The stadium was a lot emptier in the 3-0 league defeat by Manchester City earlier this month although freezing conditions could have kept fans away on that day. Wenger acknowledged that empty seats were a concern. ‘Of course I worry because I want our fans to be behind our team and be happy,’ he said. ‘But after what hap-

pened in that week (against City) it’s a bit understandable. ‘We are in a job where we have to get the fans on our side and do absolutely everything to achieve it. That’s what we want to do.’ Arsenal are sixth in the league with 48 points and face an uphill task to qualify for next season’s Champions League by finishing in the top four. ‘I don’t know how much

negativity is out there. I focus on my job. I think I’ve shown in 22 years that I can do that, that I’ll respect everyone’s opinion and focus on my job with total commitment,’ Wenger said. Their hopes of participating in Europe’s elite competition next season hinge on winning the Europa League. Arsenal beat AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash and take on the Italians at home on Thursday.

Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan score as Arsenal beats Watford

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rsenal ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats as they secured a fine victory over Watford. Shkodran Mustafi headed in Mesut Ozil’s left-wing free-kick to give the Gunners an eighth-minute lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang collected Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s pass to add a second. Watford had a chance to pull one back but Troy Deeney’s penalty was saved by Petr Cech, who secured the 200th Premier League clean sheet of his career. Mkhitaryan sealed Arsenal’s victory, their first league win since beating Everton 5-1 on 3 February, with a shot from inside the penalty area following Aubameyang’s pass. The result leaves the Gunners sixth, 10 points behind fourthplaced Tottenham in the final Champions League spot.

However, Arsenal could still qualify for next season’s Champions League if they win the Europa League, and that competition affected Arsene Wenger’s team selection on Sunday. With Arsenal holding a 2-0 lead against AC Milan and playing the second leg of their last-16 leg tie at home on Thursday, Wenger took a risk by making six changes. Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny were rested, with Jack Wilshere only on the bench, but the gamble paid off for Arsenal. Arsenal give their fans something to cheer about Despite an official attendance of 59,131, there were empty seats all around the Emirates with a number of season-ticket holders seemingly put off by the Gunners’ disappointing season. However, those who had turned up were almost celebrating after only two minutes when Aubamey-

ang was clean through, but he was denied by a fine save by Orestis Karnezis. But the Gunners took the lead only six minutes later when Ozil’s free-kick from the left touchline was powerfully headed in by Mustafi. Aubameyang, Ozil and Granit Xhaka were denied by Karnezis, before Aubameyang made it 2-0, collecting Mkhitaryan’s pass and taking the ball around the Watford keeper. After Deeney’s penalty miss, Mkhitaryan added a third when he shot past Karnezis for his first league goal for the Gunners. With the Europa League on Wenger’s mind, the Frenchman was able to take Mkhitaryan off late on for Wilshere, although Mustafi is now a doubt for Thursday’s match after he limped off in the second half.

Shkodran Mustafi in action during Arsenal encounter with Watford


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PSC: FAAN generates N38bn in 2017, hosts ACI Africa conference

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Dangote Academy trains, employs 700 engineers Adesola Afolabi With the induction of 100 new students yesterday at Obajana, Kogi State, the Dangote Academy has now trained over 700 engineers and technicians between 2011 and 2018. The company said most of them have since been employed. This revelation came to fore yesterday, when the new students were inducted at an event attended by state functionaries, directors of Dangote Group, community leaders from Obajana and Ibese, staff and the new students. This is coming as traditional leaders from Obajana and Ibese, Ogun State, spoke glowingly of Dangote’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) in their various communities. Monday’s inauguration of 100 new students under the Junior Technicians Scheme (JTS) Batches 3 and 4, further supports host communities of Obajana and Ibese as 50 of

Dangote the newly inducted trainees were drawn from the two communities. “The Dangote Academy was established in 2010 to serve as the talent pipeline for the Dangote Group, while filling the industrial skills gap in Nigeria”, Group Executive Director Capital Projects, Strategy and Portfolio, Mr. DVG Edwin said

at the inauguration ceremony. He added that the Academy has become necessary in view of the fact that the Group and indeed most industries in Nigeria cannot rely solely on Universities and Colleges of Technology to provide the specialized technical and managerial training required running major (modern) industrial factories. According to him, the newly admitted Junior Technicians Batches 3 & 4, who will be undergoing the eighteen (18) months training programme in the hands of perhaps the most experienced Engineers in the world and in cement plants having modern equipment and using advanced technology. “It is therefore expected that at the end of the 18 month training programme, these 100 young Nigerians being admitted today will become master technicians in any one or more of the following areas, namely Electrical Installation and

Maintenance,Welding and Fabrication, Machining and Fitting, Mechanical Maintenance, Automobile Maintenance, and Instrumentation. All of these are critical skills area for the development of any community or nation”, he added. He said the group, through the Dangote Academy trained about 10, 000 employees in 2017 through delivered and supported training programmes! In the execution of its academic programmes, the Dangote Academy, he said, is partnering with the German Association of Equipment Manufacturers (VDMA), National Office for Technology Acquisition & Promotion (NOTAP), Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), among others. Speaking, the traditional leader Iwaa Land, Eleso of Iwaa, Oba Francis Migbole said with the in-

auguration and training of youth, the Dangote Group is by extension addressing the issue of insecurity in the country. The Bajana of Obajana, Oba Idowu Isenibi said the Obajana community was proud of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, while also describing him as the son of Obajana. The Olu of Akpata, Oba Federick Balogun said his community is hospital and will continue to protect the business of the Dangote Group, just as he prayed fervently for the Dangote Group. The Olu of Imasayi Land, Oba Adesola Gbadebo described the inauguration a huge contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy. He said Dangote Group was the most important thing that ever happened to his land, even as urged the students to be hardworking and reciprocate the gesture, and the confidence reposed on them.

Ilorin Airport records 77,286 passengers, 2,566 aircraft in 2017 Kehinde Akinpelu, ilorin

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) has, said that a total number of 77,286 passengers were airlifted from the Ilorin International Airport in 2017. while 2,812 aircraft movements were also recorded from January to December in 2017. Speaking to Daily Times, in an Exclusively, the Airport Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim AbdulAzeez said “ the airport recorded about 77,286 passengers and 2,812 aircraft movement between January to December 2017 . The Manager who spoke through the Head of Corporate Affairs Mr. Adeyeoluwa Oluwakayode said “ these figures were released in Ilorin by the Operation unit of the agency. According to him the statistics given was above the 2016 statistics which had a total of 63,441 passengers and 2,812 aircraft movement. He stressed the number above implies that more air passengers travelled through the airport than the number of aircraft landing via Ilorin route during the year under re-

view. Oluwakayode simplified the statistics on monthly basis as follows: the number of air passengers for January 3,895, February 4,236 and March recorded 3,608 passengers. The month of April 3,846 passengers recorded, May 5,335, June 4,247 while July has 6,345 also 11,039 for August . September raked in 11, 049 passengers and October 8,825. November recorded 7,837 while December 7,024 passengers respectively. On the aircraft movement the airport Spokesman said January had 176, February 172, March 178 and April recorded 172 and the month of May has 216 aircraft. While June has 192 aircraft, July 248 and August 260. September received 230 aircraft movement, October 278, 248 for November and December had 196 aircraft. The statistics above indicates that the month of September has the highest passengers movement and April has the lowest passengers. Also October recorded the highest number of aircraft while February and April has the lowest aircraft.

L-R: The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; Head of OECD Global Forum on Exchange of Information, Ms. Monica Bhatia and Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, William Babatunde Fowler, during the PCT Conference organised by the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund and United Nations in New York on Thursday, 15th February, 2018

MTN plans to sell $2.3bn stake in IHS Towers to cut debt Ladesope Ladelokun , with Agency report MTN Group could cash in from an Initial Public Offering (IPO) , of Africa’s largest telecommunications towers company by selling a stake valued by the wireless carrier at about R27bn($2.3bilion), according Bloomberg. IHS Towers, of which MTN owns about 29%, is

planning an IPO in New York, people familiar with the matter said in 2017. If the tower operator went ahead with the share sale and the valuation was appropriate, MTN will look to sell out, chief financial officer Ralph Mupita said. “It is not strategic to lock up so much capital,” he said. Although MTN’s stake in IHS Towers is important, it has been earmarked by the company as

an asset for sale. IHS, Helios Towers Africa and Eaton Towers are all looking to take advantage of high industry valuations to sell shares and fund expansion, people familiar with the situation said in November. Helios confirmed the plans earlier in March, saying it would seek an IPO in London and Johannesburg, and that it expected at least 25% of its shares to be freely traded

after the sale. IHS Towers declined to comment. MTN, Africa’s largest cellphone company by sales, planned to cut its debt, Mupita said. Borrowings rose to R57bn in 2017 from R52bn in 2016. The shares rose 1.2% to R33.60 as of 3.30pm in Johannesburg, valuing the company at R52bn. IHS is owned by French investment firm Wendel, Goldman Sachs and MTN.


Business News B3 NIMASA, BPE partner to refloat National Shiping Line Ladesope Ladelokun The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has expressed willingness to partner with the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to refloat a National Shipping Line. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, who made this known when he played host to the Director General of the BPE, Mr. Alex Okoh at the headquarters of the Agency in Lagos yesterday, stated that shipping to an extent defines the growth trajectory of any nation, especially as it relates to seaborne commerce. The DG noted that the greatest asset in the maritime space is the vessel itself and if there are no vessels, one cannot be a major player. “You can only be a major player in name, but in reality you will not get maximum benefit from trade”. Accordingly, Peterside said that the only way to guarantee the efficiency and effectiveness of shipping, which will add value to the economy, is through the involvement of the private sector. The NIMASA DG in a statement by the agency, noted that the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has initiated a process whereby people from the private sector will pull resources together to float a National Fleet, facilitated by the Ministry of Transportation and NIMASA, adding that the process which will enhance the Nigerian Flag is ongoing. Furthermore, he stated that the Ministry appointed a National Fleet Implementation Committee, headed by the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barrister Hassan Bello, who is also working closely to with the Agency. “The emphasis of the Federal Ministry of Transportation is to drive a process where we will re-

Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BVN: Fraudsters hit customers in Delta ÏRƒƆƏ ƿèƠƠƠƄ“•ƊƅƑƐ”ƌƆƏƋ”ƆMÕêǀƌÏdƈƔƈ•ƍ”ƋƈƅƆ•ƆƐ Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Despite the several messages from the various banks advising members of the public against honouring fictitious request by financial fraudsters to update their bank accounts over 4,000 unsuspecting bank customers have reportedly lost a whopping sum of N6.5 million to fraudsters currently on the prowl across the state. It was gathered that since BVN was made compulsory for all banking transactions by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), there has been hue and cry of increasing loss of funds to fraudsters by bank customers. Investigation revealed that with the implementation of the BVN, otherwise known as Bank Verification Numbers, policy by banks in the country, fraudsters have intensified their activities of obtaining money illegally

from these unsuspecting Nigerians, many of whom do the businesses mainly in banks. According to our investigation, for over three years now, these conmen have defrauded several people in Asaba, and its environs including Ughelli and Warri metropolis of their hard earned money, also worsened the status of some persons to wallow in poverty, while others lost their lives, saving in the process. Sources said the fraudsters more often cashed in on the vulnerability of desperate customers/Nigerians who get panicked at the slighted development to enrich themselves at the detriment of their victims. Their modus operandi is to send text messages to members of the public requesting them to update their BVN, which was deactivated in the process of registration for the BVN. For instance, the message

thus read: “Dear customer due to our BVN system upgrade, your ATM card has been deactivated, to reactivate, kindly call CBN customer care on 08161751085 now”. Thousands of these messages are sent out on daily basis, and some unsuspecting Nigerians are responding despite warnings from banks. Banks have, warned that customers should not honour such requests, and to call or email the bank to confirm veracity of such claims, but some people are hitherto patronizing these fraudsters. But the Delta State Police Commissioner, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed that fraudsters were on the prowl in the state, disclosed that the police have arrested six persons in connection with alleged fraudulent banking transaction in Asaba, and Ibusa communities, adding that the suspects, upon

interrogation, confessed to the crime as they will be charged to court on completion of investigation. Recently, a woman, Mrs. Evelyn Okolie, who s in her 50s, lost N260, 000 through this process of unsuspecting text message. She was said to have received the message, and immediately responded by calling the number, and before long, the fraudsters swooped on her, and collected money from her account without her knowledge. Unfortunately for her there was nothing the bank officials would to help her at that point in time because the people have perfected the acts of cloning ATM cards, and using same to withdraw money from other people account. Speaking further, the State Police boss however assured members of the public of the police assistance to fish out the fraudsters, and bring them to book.

L-R: Digital Manager, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Folahan Abudu; Head, Public Affairs, Women’s Development Centre, Abimbola Adeola; Commercial Finance Director, Guinness Nigeria, Olaitan Aremu; Sustainable Development and Alcohol in Society Manager, Guinness Nigeria, Titilola Alabi and Corporate Communications Manager, Guinness Nigeria, Olayinka Edmond, during a knowledge sharing session in Lagos...at the weekend.

Experts, NLC warn FG against Continental Free Trade Area The Federal Government has been told to tread cautiously about signing the proposed Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement because of the likely negative impact on private businesses and the country’s economy. Also recently, the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to be cajoled into signing the proposed bill. According to the President of

the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, the probable outcome of the policy if given life may have a crippling effect on local businesses and attendant effects on jobs. “We have no doubt this policy initiative will spell the death knell of the Nigerian economy.” the NLC President submitted. They expressed concern that the agreement which is aimed at liberating the African economy by creating a free trade Area

for all 55-member states of the African Union (AU) may end up doing more harm than good because of the sensitivity of the policy and its possible negative impact on the country’s economy and private owned industries especially. Dr John Isemede, an international trade expert and former Director General of Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture (NAC-

CIMMA) says Nigeria will not really gain from the Tree Trade Area if the agreement is signed. Isemede told journalists in Lagos that many of Nigeria’s trade agreements had even worked to its disadvantage due to poor export capacity in non-oil and low industrial capacity. “There is a need to review trade agreements and policies at this time because most of the developed countries we see to-

day grew by closing down their borders for a while. “Take a look at AGOA for instance, for 10 years, only very few exporters have been able to export under the platform due to poor information and lack of proper documentation. “We have rice mills and farms that are barely functioning, except for the new intervention of the UNIDO and Bank of Industry to empower farmers and this apparently is not enough.


Money Market Stories by Motolani Oseni The Nigerian currency, Naira, at the close of trading week remained stable amidst injections of $355.43 million to the Retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS) of the foreign exchange market by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN. As part of its efforts to boost liquidity and alleviate dollar shortages, the apex bank had on Friday injected $355.43 million into the interbank foreign exchange market. The Naira, at the official spot market ended the week on a positive note to close at N305.80 better than N305.85 began trading last Monday. In the other hand, the local currency was seen at N362 per dollar the same rate it traded throughout the week at the parallel market, as

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Naira ends trading week stable amid $355.43m forex injection well stood steadied against the two other major foreign currencies, Pound sterling and Euro at 500 and 442, respectively. Also, at the Investors and Exporters (FX) window, the Naira, on the last trading day of the week opened low at N359.97 to the dollar against N359.94 traded a day earlier, however, traded high at N361.50 before closing at N360.32 weaker than N360.26 sold the previous day. Although, the special forex window recorded an appreciable transactions turnover of $201.21 million better than $120.43m declared on Thursday. Figures obtained from the CBN

by pour correspondent revealed that the provision was to help meet requests in the agricultural, airlines, petroleum products and raw materials and machinery sectors of the economy. The CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Isaac Okorafor reiterated the bank’s commitment to continually intervene in the market aimed at sustaining liquidity in the market as well as boosting production and trade. Mr. Okorafor said with accretion to the country’s foreign reserve, the bank was in a much better position to ensure liquidity in the inter-bank sector of the

FOREX market. The bank will continue to intervene in order to drive growth in the economy and guarantee stability in the market, particularly now that the economy has gained steam due to an upsurge in the non-oil sector, he said. With the rates closing at N360 to the dollar on Friday, Okorafor expressed confidence the Bank’s forex intervention underscored its determination to maintain the country’s external reserves, in order to safeguard the international value of the Naira. The CBN, in February 2018 in its last SMIS, injected about $321.4 m in the interbank mar-

Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries (middle), flanked by Bashirat Odunewu, Group Executive, International Banking, FirstBank (4th left); Kemi Adewole, MD, Protiquette Consults (4th right) and FirstBank staff at the FirstBank Female Staff Interactive Session held in commemoration of the International Women’s Day (IWD)2018…recently.

Heritage Bank introduces advanced digital experience Heritage Bank Plc has taken a bold step to revolutionalise the banking sector with the introduction of an advanced intelligent digital experience known as Octopus. The solution which is fullfledged digital bank, has been described by financial technology experts as a game-changing innovation that is poised to connect all your bank accounts with your Debit Card details or account holder information. Octopus by Heritage Bank represents an omni-channel multiplatform experience squarely targeted at the customers of tomorrow; young, smart, professional, tech savvy pioneers of the new digital economy. Bank agnostic, Octopus will provide all customers of any Nigerian Bank the opportunity to access a platform that consolidates and connects all

their Bank accounts delivering convenience and ease of access on an innovative platform and digital community It is designed to deliver omnichannel user experience across multiple devices; where most of customer’s daily city activities (banking, cinemas, stock markets, social interactions, churches, universities, meetings, restaurants, utility [e.g. DSTV, PHCN], fans clubs, associations and any other communities) have been digitized and consolidated. It serves as a single window into several players of the same industry and it is embedded in the same social media platforms where people are such as Facebook and Telegram. Announcing the launch of Octopus, the Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Ifie Sekibo described this initiative “as a truly

intelligent adventure that does everything differently. According to him, Octopus is an intelligent digital experience that combines digital transactions and a community lifestyle that empowers customers with the power to build their world and perform digital transactions how they want.” He further added that Octopus would be available across all major platforms, including the revolutionary Octopus Bot on the Telegram platform, Facebook as well as Octopus Apps on the Google Play store (for Android) and Apple store (for iOS), which could be used by non-Heritage Bank’s customers. All the information customers would need to begin to enjoy the Octopus service is available on www.octopus.ng The platform owes numerous benefits to the users, thereby en-

able small businesses key into electronic payment system easily, efficient collections, social integration, retention strategy, bills payment, mobile virtual top-up, funds transfer, balance enquiry, movie show time, news. Other benefits involve, engage customers, send messages, aadvertise, auto reminders for due payments, sell products, visible to millions, automatic product recommendation, create any kind of community and engage them freely. Some of the transaction types including both domestic and Intra-Africa, the transaction channels are mobile devices, tablets and desktops, whilst the acquiring platforms are Mobile App, mobile USSD-based App and internet banking.

ket, while also intervening in the inter-bank foreign exchange market with about $210 million. This comprised $100m for the wholesale segment and $55m each for both the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and invisibles segment. The apex bank between April and end of February, 2018, had spent $18.37 billion in its weekly intervention in the foreign exchange (forex) market, The Daily Times Investigations revealed. The breakdown showed that the CBN, between April and December 21017 intervened with total sum of $15.9 billion, which was higher than $9.6bn spent during same period of 2016. The move by CBN is to reduce speculative trading at the parallel market and support key sector of the nation’s economy. However, further checks by our correspondent showed that the Bank in the first two month of 2018 hadinjected into the forex market the total sum of $2.68bn to support the Nigerian local currency, due tosteady accretion to the foreign reserves gaining 9.26 per cent year-till-date to $42.35bn as at February 27, 2018. Meanwhile, forex traders are optimistic that the naira is likely to remain stable, due to continued interventions in the currency market by the Central Bank and forex flows from exporters. Land Use Charge: Lagos explains tax increment, targets massive infrastructure in schools, others Following complaints by land and property owners in Lagos over the Amendment in Land Use Charge, the Lagos State government, during the weekend explained increment in the tax.. It said the increase was to ensure that multiple developmental works going on across the state were adequately financed and delivered. The state Commissioner for Information, Kehinde Bamigbetan, over the weekend told newsmen that the plan of the Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is to improve the lives of the residents through delivery of world class infrastructures, adding that this would require financial investments.


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Zenith Bank 2017 gross earnings grew by 46.69%m –Report Bonny Amadi The audited financial report for Zenith Bank Plc for the year ended 31 December 2017 has shown the deposit money bank grew its gross earnings during the period by 45.69 per cent to close at N745.19 billion. The result released by the Nigerian STOCK Exchange (NSE) Monday further showed that Interest income also rose by 23.42 per cent to N474.63 billion, dwarfing estimates by financial experts , including Bloomberg. The bank has made a dividend declaration of N2.45 against N2.02 in 2016 equating to 7.90% yield on price of NGN31.00,which closed trade on Monday. PBT and PAT came lower than their respective quarters by 15.67% and 9.68%, but 103.79% and 64.64% higher than their previous year values at NGN50.91 billion and NGN48.70 billion. The PAT and PBT came 4.54% and 22.44% higher than our estimates. PBT and PAT stood at N203.46 billion and N177.93 billion, 29.80 per cent and 37.24 per cent higher than their respective figures in the previous year, outperforming experts forecast .It would be recalled that Bloomberg’s polled forecasts of NGN193.59 billion and NGN159.52 billion None interest revenue (NIR) surged by 119.18% to NGN270.56 billion, owing to significant rise in trading income by 456.29%. As a result, total operating income in the year was 45.36 per cent higher at NGN528.55 billion .Loan impairment provision surged by 203.64 per cent to NGN98.23 billion , which was however higher than consensus estimates of many market experts.

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FMDQ OTC records 7.34% rise in February transaction to N12.56trn Bonny Amadi Transaction turnover recorded in the Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) markets for the month of February 2018 amounted to increase from the value recorded in January 2018 and a 3.46% (0.42trn) increase Year on Year. Activities in the Nigerian Treasury bills’ market accounted for 44.44% (39.24% in January) of total turn-

over, while the Foreign Exchange (FX) market accounted for 33.13% (37.50% in January) of total turnover. In the same period, the Money Market (Repurchase Agreements (Repos/BuyBacks) & Unsecured Placements/Takings) accounted for 16.90%, maintaining the same market share from the previous month. These three (3) segments collectively contributed circa 94.47% to total turnover in the FIC

markets. The value of transactions in the FX Market settled at ruary, a decrease of 7.78% ($1.09bn) when compared with the value recorded in January ($14.01bn). Liquidity flows via the I&E FX Window increased as the total volumes traded for the month settled at $3.90bn, representing a 25.71% ($1.35bn) decrease from the previous month. So far, the total volumes traded

at the Window Year to Date stands at $9.15bn. Exchange rates for the Naira traded relatively flat, as the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) FX Window depreciated slightly to close the reporting month at at January 31, 2018, whilst also trading at a discount to the Parallel Market which depreciated slightly to close of $/364.00 as at January 31, 2018

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Celebrities, technocrats, others join Union Bank’s 2nd anniversary celebration Every year, across the world, the 8th of March is set aside to celebrate women and their remarkable contributions to humanity. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges they face while stimulating action for the resolution of these challenges. In celebration of 2018 International Women’s day ( IWD), Union Bank organized an inspirational event at its Stallion Plaza Head Office in Lagos. At Union Bank, the annual IWD celebrations also coincide with the anniversary of

its Women Empowerment Hub (Wehub)-the Bank’s initiative established in 2016 as a platform to motivate, connect and provide support to its women. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) was ‘Press for Progress’, a strong call to press forward and speed up the move for gender parity and inclusiveness. Special guests at this year’s event included Stephanie Busari, top journalist and Head of the CNN Nigeria multi-platform bureau who delivered the keynote speech.

A major highlight of the event was an outstanding stage production of Ifeoma Fafunwa’s ‘Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True’ play which featured an impressive cast including renowned actresses Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Joke Silva, Ufuoma McDermott and others. The thought provoking piece explored predominant issues facing today’s woman and girl child including discrimination, violence, rape and female genital mutilation in a bid to create awareness and ultimately facilitate the eradication of these issues.

Since its launch, Wehub has grown to become a community focused on providing networking, mentorship and development opportunities to the female employees of Union bank. In addition, on the Wehub platform, some of the Bank’s women are successfully involved in mentoring young girls across the Country. During the event, there was a moving testimony of Peace, a young girl from an underprivileged home who would have been deprived of a university education if not for the full scholarship she received from her Union Bank

mentor through the Wehub mentorship scheme. Union Bank remains committed to women empowerment. In 2017, it provided much needed aid to the Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) hostel in Kwali, Kano State which included the refurbishment of a dilapidated wing of the women’s hostel, donation of a vehicle as well as beddings, medicines and medical supplies. The Bank also recently organized an empowerment seminar for female entrepreneurs as part of activities under its business advisory services.


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NUPENG elections to hold in March 2018 The Nigeria Union of Petroleum & Natural Gas workers (NUPENG) has debunked alleged insinuations of tenure elongation of its National Executive Council as reported in some national dailies. The union , in a statement signed by the Genis no iota of truth in it, as the union is working assiduously to conduct its National Delegates Conference in March, 2018. NUPENG stressed that at the last Central Working Committee (CWC), National Executive Council (NEC) meetings in December 3 & 4, respectively

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in 2017, there was nothing like a heated debate but a vote of confidence passed on the leadership. It was at that meeting an extension of 90 days was ratified by the NEC to prepare for a smooth transition. The Union reiterates that the utterances from the Petroleum Tanker Drivers Branch of NUPENG is a family issue which is normal in labour parlance and in every facets of our society and was due to a breakdown in communication which is been addressed. NUPENG assured that there is no crack, no division, and no crisis of any

kind in the union, as we remain strong, united and resolute. “The issue of the global oil glut, insecurity has adversely affected the union in depletion of membership strength thus affected our finances and organizing a National Delegates Conference is therefore not a tea party.” However, the union states that the various Committees, Logistics, Accreditation and Resolutions are working round the clock to give the union members a befitting election. NUPENG also want to put it on record that the

President, Comrade (Dr.) Igwe Achese has at various fora, that is the NAC, CWC, NEC and the Veterans Forum stated that election will be held in March, 2018. The Union said that an Emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Union comes up on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to fine-tune the progress made so far with a view to getting a consensus date. However, the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) as one of its arms, Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) queried Igwe Achese’s leadership over

delay in holding election since the expiration of its two-term tenure in October 2017. The union, in a letter signed by Mr Salimon Oladiti, branch national chairman and Mr. Sunday Ochibejivwe, national secretary (PTD) addressed to the union’s President, Igwe Achese, asked NUPENG’s leadership to urgently set a process of convening the union’s National Delegates Conference on or before March 26, 2018. The letter said, “Comrade Igwe Achese and his team of National Executive Council (NEC) were

elected in December 2009 for the first term of four years and re-elected in October 2013 for tenure of four years for the second term. He has served the two consecutive terms by October 2017, yet Comrade Igwe Achese and his team illegally extended the tenure beyond October 2017, where at a Central Working Committee (CWC) and NEC meetings of the union in December 2017, the matter generated heated debate. You as the General Secretary requested for grace of 90 days within which you will convene the national delegates’ conference.”

G“Ƅ”ƑƏèƐ“ƊƆŒ”ƋƗƆƏƑƏ‹ƆƑŒ“Əƈ•”ƐƐ”ƈ‹•0j”ƏƅŒƆƐƏ“ƐƆƗƄƕƆƅ”•”ƌƈƅ“Ƅ”ƐƆƑƏ The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and stakeholders are urging President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid appending his signature on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement CFTA, scheduled for March 21 in Kigali, Rwanda, warning that it would impact negatively on the nation’s economy. In a statement by NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, expressed surprise that at a time nations, including the United States of America, USA, were resorting to

protectionism in defence of their local businesses and protection of jobs, “agents of neo-colonialism and imperialism had the audacity to want to fling open Nigeria’s doors, windows and roof tops. “There is a renewed, extremely dangerous and radioactive neo-liberal policy initiative being driven by the Ministry of Trade and Investment, which seeks to open our seaports, airports and other businesses to unbridled foreign interference, never before witnessed in the

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history of the country. “This policy initiative, for instance, will make it possible for a foreign airline to directly do local scheduled

flights without employing Nigerians.” Owing to the sensitivity of this policy or its possible fall-outs on our economy, those driving it were directed to consult the Nigerian local business community and organised labour. “However, we at the organised labour were not consulted. Information reaching us suggests that the relevant business community has not been consulted. The drivers of this policy initiative, without consulting the relevant stakeholders for possible

impact assessment, have perfected a document which President Muhammadu Buhari will sign at Kigali on March 21, 2018. We, at the NLC are shocked by the sheer impunity or blatant lack of consultation in the process that has led to this.” Corroborating NLC, an international trade expert and former Director General of Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture, NACCIMMA, Dr John Isemede, said Nigeria would not gain from the agreement if signed.

RƈƋdƑƄƈƗƕƍ“ƕƌƆ•Ɛë^&M1ddMƑƏ‹Ɔ M‹ƈ‹Ɔƈ•“Ƒ‹ƑƏ“ƐƆ•ƆƓƄ”“ƏƗèƓ“Ə•“‹“ƈ•Ɛƌƈ“ƍƍƏ”ƍƏƈ“Ɛƈ”•”ƇƇƑ•Ɨ 01Ɛ”ƏƆƋƈƆƒƆƈƌƍ”ƆƗƄƑƏƗƆ•”•MM^ The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is being financially depleted due to its payment of subsidy to marketers. The union has however made a call to the Federal Government to reimburse the NNPC for the expenses it incurred so as to effectively discharge its statutory obligations. PENGASSAN, In a communique signed by its President Comrade Francis Olabode Johnson and General Secretary Comrade Lumumba Okugbawa, after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in

Warri, Delta State, said that the NNPC had continued to shoulder the responsibility of providing products to close gaps created by the withdrawal of other marketers owing to the nonpayment of subsidy claims from 2015 to 2017. The senior staff trade union, therefore, called on the government to reimburse the huge payments made within the period under review. It expressed worry over the delayed payment of subsidy and debts owed to oil marketers, urging the Federal Government to come to the table to resolve the differences as this would help to avert loss of jobs in the oil and gas industry.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has charged the newly inaugurated boards of parastatals under the ministry against misappropriation of funds. Ngige, while inaugurating the boards of parastatals of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), National Productivity Centre (NPC) and Michael Imoudu Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS), said that the warning is necessary due to the recent misappropriation of N5 billion by the former board chairman and some staff of the Nigeria Insurance Trust Funds (NSITF). According to him, NSITF is one of the causalities of such misappropriation which is why their board is not being inaugurated

today. “They are in arrears of about four to five years and between this four to five years there has been massive looting that took place in that organisation. “Reports from the audit balance have revealed that a whooping sum of about five billion was removed in one day in a single voucher. “So, government has decided that we must know how this financial hemorrhage occurred in this organisation and also several sums that is not being accounted for and running into billions. “Today , as we speak, workers in that organisation cannot even get tax clearance certificates as their payee tax deductions, housing allowance deductions and their pension deductions are all taken away,

“stolen’’. “Therefore, you can now see why we want you to be guided by the financial rules and regulations and to ensure that you implement it to the latter, ‘’he said. Ngige said that one of the principles of the Financial Regulations in Section 32 of the financial regulations states that “parastatals must render financial account of inflow and out flow of funds through their boards to the ministry.” “I charge you to make sure that this is done in the spirit of change as this administration has zero tolerance for M‹ƈ‹Ɔ

corruption. “It will therefore be irregular and indeed unacceptable for you to ask your management to provide fringe benefits that you are not entitled to,” he said.


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xxxx Stories by Simon Ugwu The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has attributed the lingering fuel scarcity in the country to inability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to meet up with the nation’s petroleum consumption demand. Consequently, it called for a total deregulation of the downstream sector. Alhaji Debo Ahmed, Chairman, IPMAN Western Zone, made the disclosure in Lagos. He spoke against the backdrop of the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country. According to Ahmed, none of

the NNPC/PPMC depots within the western zone has adequate petrol in stock to cater to the demands of the public. “The management of NNPC should increase petrol allocations to IPMAN marketers rather than allocating excess products to NNPC retailers who have less than 25-outlet within Lagos. “IPMAN that has over 2,500 members and over 500 outlets across the south west was given 30 per cent against 60 per cent agreed by NNPC and marketers,’’ he said. Ahmed said that most IPMAN members had to close their filling stations due to the inability

of NNPC/PPMC to distribute products to depots for marketers to load adequately. He said that the limited available products were having lopsided distribution formula. “ IPMAN was given 30 per cent, MOMAN 30 and NNPC retails 50 as against 60 per cent for IPMAN and 20 for MOMAN; NNPC retails 20 in all the functioning depots in the country. “The imported petrol by NNPC/PPMC is distributed through the Private Fund Initiative (PFI) system to private depot owners (DAPPMA) to sell to Independent Marketers at a controlled price of N133.28k. “But, DAPPMA members are

selling between N160 and N162 above the regulated price, of which no marketer can buy at that price and sell at the regulated price of N145 per litre,’’ he said. The IPMAN boss urged the government to intervene and check the activities of DAPPMA as they sold above the recommended pump price. He also urged the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to address defaulting depot owners who sold petrol above the approved pump price. “ DPR only descends on Independent Marketers by closing their stations.

“You can only sell what you buy; we are business people, for how long do we close down our stations since we have financial obligations to the banks? “Probably, the Federal Government may have deregulated without the public being aware. “During, the recent Senate committee meeting held with stakeholders in the oil industry, one of the suggestions from the Minster of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kwachikwu, was the introduction of dual price regime. “This is a regime whereby NNPC retail will be selling at N145.00 while other marketers will be selling at their own price,’’ Ahmed said.

xxx Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has lost over N15million to power outage, following equipment failure at the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), which has thrown Aba, Abia into darkness. The head, Communications, EEDC, Chukwuemeka Eze, made this known in Aba on last week. He explained that the blackout happened February 10,2018 following a Circuit Breaker failure at TCN, Aba station. He said that the Circuit Breaker failure had caused the disconnection of some EEDC feeders in Aba resulting in the blackout being experienced in most parts of the commercial city since Saturday. He, however, said the Circuit Breaker failure was getting urgent attention to ensure timely restoration of electricity to

the affected customers. In a related development, a Private developer in power and infrastructure, Sagamu Independent Power Plant Limited (SIPP) has announced the signing of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Energy China for a 400MW Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Sagamu, Ogun state. With the EPC contract finalized, Energy China will now proceed with the implementation/ construction of the plant which should start operations in 2020. The total project cost is estimated to be $550m. Under the terms of the contract, Energy China will provide engineering services, local construction and balance of the plant. The plant is a combined cycle power facility located in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State.

nymity. “However, in the interest of the Egina project and SHI’s commitment to Nigeria and their Nigerian project, the management of SHI-MCI had to bend backwards to negotiate with us and resolve the orchestrated issues to the satisfaction of all parties such that the strike did not last more than three days. As at now, I can confirm to you that all workers are back at

their duty post and work is progressing as normal,” the worker added. “The management has assured us of their total commitment to the goals of the Nigerian people and the federal government. On the issue of job security, they have also pledged to continue to invest in the country with the best global practices. You know that their mantra is ‘think globally and act locally,’ he said.

xxxx SHI-MCI, a joint venture between Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and LADOL has resolved the lingering dispute between the company and the 600 workers employed by different manpower supply companies working on the fabrication and integration of the Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) unit of the Egina deepwater field. The FPSO is being in-

tegrated in SHI-MCI yard in LADOL free zone in Lagos before it sails away to the 200,000 barrels per day Egina field being developed by Total Upstream Nigeria Limited. It was gathered that some of the 600 workers, who are not employees of SHI-MCI, had embarked on a threeday protest against what they described as poor conditions of service. One of the workers, who

spoke off the record, confirmed yesterday that they are actually not staff of SHIMCI but employees of several manpower supply companies, which offered them to SHI-MCI for the integration and fabrication work. “We believe that the terms and condition of pay and work are determined between SHI-MCI and our individual companies. SHI-MCI’s position was that they have adhered

strictly on the terms and conditions of manpower supply and that nothing whatsoever was in violation of these contractual obligation. It is expected that our grievances or misunderstanding are supposed to be taken directly to our real employers. But it appears our employees are not available for negotiation, and that led to the recent protest,” the worker said on condition of ano-


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Business Features

Aviation industry is struggling in Nigeria Mr. Fortune Iduh, Coordinator , Nigerian Aviation Awards for eight years says that some domestic airlines are making progress despite the unfavorable operating environment . He says generally, however that aviation in the country is at its lowest ebb. He spoke with CHUKWUEMEKE IWELUNMO on the forthcoming NIGAV awards in Lagos. Excerpts What is NIGAV awards all about? NIGAV, Nigerian Aviation Award is a Nigerian aviation development promotion programme, which we started over eight years ago to carry out a process of rewarding, recognizing individuals and organisatons, who have performed excellently well in promoting development in the aviation and air transport industry. Most times, when an industry is still in the infancy, because if you compare Nigeria aviation development with all that world aviation, you will find out that we are still almost at the beginning stage. But in industry like that, you need to carry out processes for acknowledging and encouraging individuals and organisations; one to maintain best practices, two to carry out competition amongst themselves because competition is healthy for the industry. Three, to develop the required manpower to meet the technical needs of the industry. All these requires serious work and it is not enough for passengers to fly safely and land safely without us looking behind and see those people who are behind these successful trips. So these are what Nigerian Aviation Award is designed to do. How supportive are the aviation agencies as well as airlines and the individuals that you give awards to? This event has a history; when we started it, we were looking at doing aviation exhibition, conference and awards, but we realised that overtime, we were having difficult actually growing the exhibition part because there were not too many new players coming in, and that is peculiar with the industry. The industry is slow to growth but has the capacity to fast track developments in other areas because of the capital intensity that is required to develop the industry. So , we had this history where the other part of our NIGAV programme was not really moving, we started and concentrated on doing review and analyses of the industry and taking time to

look at how we can actually encourage both the airline and airport, the engineering sector, the insurance, all sectors or sub-sectors that are involved in helping to facilitate air transport; we try to bring them into the event. The airline industry, as you know is an industry struggling in Nigeria, it is not like it is very well of for them, but they have been very cooperative.

a private sector driven personal funded event. It is treated as such. How would you describe the voting patterns of Nigerians since you said you opened the website for people to contribute? Were you satisfied with the new initiative? Well, for the first time we had an open public input which we had never been able to do. That is a big step. I am very grateful to those who nominated, voted and those who showed interest. I know it is a struggle in process and awareness will help to increase participation in that process.

Airlines like Dana, we have Medview, Air Peace; we have the local airlines that have shown very keen interest. We have Arik, Aero have always participated in our previous events. Also, we have started having interest on the foreign airlines, I am sure that this year’s event, a lot of foreign airlines will be coming in to participate in the event. We are at the stage whereby we are just encouraging them. You know it requires money to do that, but we believe that overtime, it will graduate into an event where all the airlines and airports and all industry players in the aviation sector will be there to participate. This years, there is a kind of addition that looks like a beauty pageant whereby crew members are incorporated into the award. What informed the new initiative? If you remember last year, among the list of opportunities and categories we have for the award, we included the crew members. What informed that was that we believe it is part of increasing passenger experience. It is also the behavior and composure of crew members and how they handle passengers on board. Part of aviation security is actually the human behavior. If we have crew members that have good self-confidence, understands their roles, very safety conscious and they can manage passengers very well, I think inflight experience will be great. We opened it up last year and Dana staff won as the best air hostess of the year. This year, we tried to step it up a little bit. We think that all the other airlines can come in, so we can have a

To be honest, the industry is reluctant, of course you know, the industry is a bit naïve in terms of coming out in the public when it comes to issue of a competition but you need to have a way to encourage them. But you must start, otherwise, you will never start.

FORTUNE IDUH healthy competition. But this time, we brought a bit of entertainment into it, because travel experience has entertainment aspects, comfort, joy and a feeling of goodness. We now say we could have the air crew compete amongst themselves on individual bases. But the greater percentage of this evaluation of their competence will be on winners on how they handle their safety announcements. So, it is not about the profession itself; we are not looking at the beauty, handsomeness, or finest member of the crew. We are looking at the member of the crew who is smart, who can speak clearly, eloquently; who can make his announcements very well; who understands how to handle passengers. Such crew member will win the award which we call the Queen of The Air or the King of The Air. I think it is fantastic and it is the first time it is being done in anywhere in the world. I have gone round on the internet to check and it has never been done. I think in the future, Gods willing, it will be Nigerian gift to the world in aviation promo-

tion. Is there other monetary benefits attached to it? There is cash reward. The cash reward is there for incentive. And among all the awards that we have been giving; this is the only award that has cash reward. This is actually the only award that is on sight assessment. The other awards are basically, when we started, we used to do a bit of the review of the industry by myself and my team. I used to consult the media to know what is going on in the industry and those who need to be encouraged. This time, we opened it up to the public. We had an advert on the internet, encouraging people to send in nominations; some nominations were received. That forms just 25 percent of our decision to reward people because it is still at infancy and a great deal of it also depends on us. Don’t forget that this is a self-funded project. In as much as we will be giving cash reward to some people now, and also we are also giving contributions to SOS as charity. It is purely

Impact for the past eight years? The good thing is that what we actually set out to achieve in the beginning was achieved very quickly. That is starting up a process of positive competition amongst people. That I have seen and you have seen in the airport industry. This year, we have about three of the airports actually competing amongst themselves and most of the airport managers do tell me, that I hope this year, I will win NIGAV award. We have had remarkable people. The first person who won the first Airport Manager Of The Year had been noted to have carried this same performance from Calabar Airport to Abuja Airport and other airports are looking at maybe him coming one day to show himself in those places; so that is remarkable. That is value. Now, amongst the airlines, we have this serious competition, so that is why I took it the other way. Let us start with the crew first. You will find out that if we succeed with that, the airline as a whole will follow. We need at this point to actually call on the regulatory agency, the NCAA. We need a serious partnership, a serious support. I have written them in the

past to request a collaboration between us and them to form a committee that will help to evaluate and put up some criteria that can help us to judge people. That is why you see us, we are not talking about pilots right now because we have actually consulted the pilots association to ask them to give us a criteria on how to decide the Best Pilot of The Year. That area, we are not talking about it. There are area also, the industry is not just about pilots; even the cleaners at the airports are equally important. It is a process that is worth remarking. It is a process that will lead to somewhere. For us to be on it for 8 years, it does mean that we have resilience and ability to sustain what we are doing. Challenges? The first thing is finance. The fact is that we are actually self-funded. Funding this event actually comes from money which I actually raised from other activities which the FCA International, the parent organization is involved in. We are involved in training, capacity building, consultancy services and transport corridor. We are able to raise money to carry out a one-year continuous promotion of the industry but however, the industry still sees it as a last minute to respond thing. Which means nobody talks to us until some few days to the event. That is one of our biggest challenge. We want to have an event that the industry can flow along with us. From the beginning, the airlines, the airports, the regulators and safety management agencies, insurance and all those who have interest in the industry can flow with us from the beginning. So, that we can be able to evaluate their responses and make plans. If we don’t have response, we cannot shut the process. It is like election. You cannot say because you people did not come out to vote, you cannot elect a leader. vThe few people that come out will be taken seriously. I am not discouraged but I believe we will get there. I like to ask for serious support, financial support, and moral. Industry player should come in, they can join me in the process and they can come in as member of the committee and we will be very glad to have them do, so that we all can work for the progress of the industry.


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Big Brother:

Where are the past winners?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ex-raying the past winners of Big Brother reality TV show BIG BROTHER NIGERIA Katung Aduwak house a little while after the second eviction tasks that were giving to them. He was kept in isolation alongside with his co-housemate, Sandy, before they were introduced to the show. chase a directorial degree from the Digital Film Academy. Afterwards he moved back to Nigeria and got involved in several Projects. He has produced and directed a number of movies, He has also directed a number of music videos

that includes Bisola, TTT, T-Boss, Uriel, Kemen amongst others emerged winner walking home SUV Jeep. After winning, Efe continued on his passion for music releasing back to back music to his fans but the Warri born still has a lot to do musically so that his supposed style of music will growing fans when he posted on social media me, I entertained you and your money expired

Desperate Housewives. Presently, Katung is

Katung Aduwak

also the Executive Director at Chocolate city. Efe slogan which became viral; Efe is became social

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Business. He also fondles in entertainment

Television reality shows have become a norm among Nigerians of this century and we spend our times engaging in them and investing,

to see to it that the basic needs of the Nigerian/

mentally, or emotionally; it just entertains us. One of the most trending topics on Instagram and twitter is #BBnaija. For those of you that do not know, Big Brother Nigeria is the Nigerian version of the reality show that airs on major television stations. It is a reality Television show based on the Big Brother Television series where by 12 Contestants live in an isolated house without any reach from the world outside them. They have to accomplish basic and complex tasks to win a large cash price at the end of the show. The contestants have to do anything and everything to avoid being evicted by the viewers of the show. Big Brother is collaboration between Nigerian and South African Production teams. It aired on DSTV different varieties and versions of Big Brother. Nigerian winners of Big brother Nigeria and Big Brother Africa. What have they been up to since wining that large amount of money? BIG BROTHER AFRICA Kevin Chuwang Television reality show, Big Brother Africa. With his winnings, Kevin became the Chief The Jos, Plateau state-born graduate of University of Jos is married to his then fellow

sign on and discover new artistes onto his label.

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which has been critic by music lovers. Now, the nation is in opt suspense to see who Brother Nigeria. Who do you think will win this

dream just as we had hoped. Uti Nwachukwu became the third evictee of Big Brother Africa his stay he did a lot of teasing on his fellow

Karen Igho

Uti competed again as a contestant in Big

Uti has found his way into the hall of fame of USA. From acting, he presently presents and he fondles with comedy shows. But it is in the witnessed the most skyrocketing rise. Kevin Chuwang

tweet via twitter that she had cancer and in was cancer free. After winning, she is presently Jos. They are blessed with a boy whom she made her acting debut in M-Net series Tinsel. Karen is currently based in the United States actress.

Kevin Chuwang


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Reasons your natural hair is growing too slow

Do you ever see natural hair which is as old as yours but longer? Does your natural hair are reasons your hair could be

common to get carried away with applying creams and oils to the scalp and the body of your hair that you forget to pay attention oldest part of your hair and are

trendy and makes your braids look amazing but having your hair braided too tight or pulled back in a tight bun weakens your You see those white-looking things on your scalp when you have tight braids in? Particularly the edges that look like dandruff, if you take a closer look at it, you would notice those white things

after moisturizing, be careful not to over comb your hair or doing anything that would result in them split ends, do not hold on to them, have them trimmed the moment

your hair strands being pulled

a reason natural hair experts advocate sleeping with satin or silk scarf on or using a satin

relaxers cause our natural hair to

that cotton is very absorbent so using cotton scarves or sleeping on a cotton pillow case will have the cotton material sucking in

which are supposed to straighten the hair are laden with chemicals

invest in satin or silk scarves, they are actually prettier than

why a lot of people are dumping relaxers are joining the natural natural hair guru swears one of the ways to growing long hair are still sticking to relaxers and their rules include relaxing once-

protective styles like braids, weaves, wigs ensure that your hands are away from your hair and give it a rest from all the combing of people however forget about

structure of the hair especially if you are going blond which

it, it will do more harm than good,

Going blond from a dark colour requires your hair to be stripped in order to go two to three from time to time or bigger hair your hair is however not all bad if

appliances do these and they are

your hair means it is easily dry and susceptible to breakage, the logical thing to do would be adding all the moisture your hair

constantly is however bad for your hair especially when you are

products which are supposed to make your hair shine or even grow fast contain these products

moisturizing your hair means you absolutely cannot be bothered

are, taking a break from using heat appliances will produce

natural hair tends to get dry of these products on your hair to give you the result advertised on the package will cause more

hair breaks more than it grows the moisture out of your hair will

happen when the ends of your


Nutrition L4

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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Effective weight loss with just one spoonful spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go are other spoonfuls that are guaranteed to help with weight loss alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise. A spoonful of... 1ne

Apple Cider Vinegar will keep you hydrated, gives you a feeling of fullness and stabilizes your blood sugar levels - a great way to maintain your weight and prevent you from adding your goal. Limit consumption to 1-2 tablespoons (mixed with water) per day. 2wo Rich in fatty acids, Coconut Oil contains saturated fats. So you can enjoy its delicious taste without worrying about pilling on the pounds. Use a teaspoon while cooking or take it orally to stop you snacking in between meals while also increasing your metabolism, which helps you burn fat naturally. 3hree Simply add a spoonful of chopped

or grated Ginger to your cooking or add it to freshly squeezed juice. This spice gives food and drinks a targets fat - ridding the body of fat while also improving digestion and tions and blood pressure, regulating cholesterol levels and boosting the immune system. 4our Thyme is perfect for seasoning (chicken, turkey etc) but did you know that it also helps you to shed the pounds? Filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cells in the body are kept healthy and protected. This herb helps the body to manage stress and also releases water weight and toxins from the body. 5ive Turmeric is jam-packed with properties. Also a fat-burner and pain reliever, turmeric can be consumed in many ways. A spoonful can be enjoyed as a hot beverage by simply mixing with water. 6ix Flaxseed (or Flax) contains antioxidants and is packed with omega-3 which prevents nutrient Sprinkle a tablespoon over salad, soup, and yogurt or add to a glass of water. Flax also dissolves unhealthy fats in your digestive tract which would otherwise have been stored as body fat. 7even Cinnamon helps you to maintain

a healthy weight after weight loss. A tablespoon added to hot water will boost your body with the recommended daily intake of minerals including potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium. Add cinnamon to a small portion of your favourite dessert on your cheat days as a naughty-but-nice way to include it to your weight-loss dietary plan. 8ight An excellent source of Vitamin C, Lemon Juice cleanses the body and ensures that the immune system, colon, lymphatic system and digestive system are all functioning properly, while keeping bad breath at bay and giving your skin a healthy glow. Add a spoonful of freshly squeezed lemon juice to hot get the best results.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Teens World L5

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Social Media:

The termite eating up intimacy among people Fasipe Femi I am fascinated by how social media isolates people from keeping real life relationships with others via: face to face meetings, real life discussions, felicitation on achievements, bereavement etc.. Social media and virtual reality have taken over that. Some very indomie generation refer to it as “New media”. Well, we are talking of being less human here, gradually jettisoning our closeness to nature. People now feel comfortable around strangers with windowdressed reality (not all), online relationships, online pornography, online information exchange via facebook, twitter, Instagram, 2go, WhatsApp, and whatnot. Some people even feel more comfortable with their lives on this virtual illustional circle. It has given another escape for those who haven’t fixed the reality around them. Some can only show love through chat emoticons. Some people only show love to their parents on social media platforms which their parents rarely access. Some barely do real life visitation as they upload pictures and also stalk others on social media. Some find social media as an avenue to present another version of their personality which defeats their reality. They exists some who can say many things using virtual reality space but not in real life.

Some as so beautiful here with pictures they adorn their profiles with but fail to fix that in real life. Prejudice is now so fixed here that a statement of dreams, hopes and achievements are made only on social media. Some even eat here, piss here, sleep here and announces areas that are to be secrets in their lives like: bathing in the tub, indoor furniture’s etc. When people post the food they are eating, I just wonder the reason behind that, to make what point exactly? A lot also come to appear smart in many things on social media while simple leadership in their lives are nothing to write home about. A lot of issues as personal prejudice, peer pressure, low self-esteem and hate is bred and maintained here in a moving circus.. Some that are quick to attack every public official for what is said or not said with innuendos are blessed with adulterated character in reality. It is quite monumental for virtual reality to have such impact on our social continuum. It is also worthy to note that Humanity comes first; nature…every other thing is to eke us closer to understanding this nature which will further demystify our humanity to appreciable terms. Virtual reality should be an aid to humanity, not a substitution of our humanity. Communication exchange is good, but bad communication corrupts

good manners. The Mass-media is an institution that changes your reality through many techniques. Over time, media dysfunction such as: Isolation, panic disorder, attention span disorder, confusion, information overload, charlatanism, cultural iconoclasm and ADD are growing psychological

disorders in the populace. Apart from the fakery of Social media platforms, its users are exposed to vices such as addiction, fraud, emotional imbalance, e.t.c. Be careful what you hear, how you accept them, what you say and do, how you work it. Take time off to detoxicate yourself. Technology can replace your humanity.


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By Mutiat Alli

Taking care of your under arm

permanently.

However

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never see any hair where you got treated for the rest of your life. When using this particular the recommended time on the cream. And mostly, it falls beuse the scapular that comes with the cream to take the cream off; the hair comes off

This is one very important method using in caring for the armpit, a lot of people use this method because it turns out to be the easiest and the fastest. Shaving does not take time like most of the other methods would. All you need do is apply shaving cream, make use of a sharp razor or preferably a shaving stick in order to avoid getting injured by the sharp razor, and shave it or rinse off with warm

with warm water. This method is easier to use when you are about to have an evening bath. Not before you leave the house in the morning. Reason being that your body would need fresh air after undergoing this procedure and you would not have to apply deodorant after because you would be going to bed.

hair from the root. When an individual uses the waxing method, new hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks although, some people will start to see regrowth in only a week due to some of their hair being on a different huLaser man hair growth cycle. This method is mostly used by the ladies. They ing, electrolysis, or waxing to rather wax their under arm rather remove your under arm air, than spend time almost every week laser hair removal might be an to shave the hair off. Nonetheless, it is another method of taking care of your under arm.

can use this method before leaving Electrolysis end up with a dirt patch on your shirt or, before you go to bed at night so that when the morning comes, you could shave your under arm and you should shave your underarm. Waxing is also another method some people use in taking care of the armpits. It is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the

ing individual hairs from the face or devices destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy. the hair follicle, the hair is tweezers. moving method. Before doing this, it is advisable that you consult a beautician and let your skin be tested. The hair on the armpit can be removed

option for you to consider. Laser hair removal is more than just “zapping� unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure. Although it is expensive, about 6-10 sessions of laser hair removal will leave your underarms feeling baby soft. sultation before carrying this out. And if you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing and electrolysis for six week before treatment. This is because the laser targets the rarily removed by waxing or plucking. Taking proper care of the armpit will make you feel comfortable, help you keep and maintain relationships because it takes care of any odor that emits from your body and will contribute to your healthy living.


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Relationship L7

By Nwaokocha Daniel

Ladies, 5 major signs your boyfriend is possessive

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Hi guys, so we decided to take our discussions to a wider audience. Here, we would be addressing relationship issues, giving advice on solving relationship problems and answering questions. So if you have any questions or issues you need to talk about or topics you would want us to talk about, feel free and hit us up on twitter @danylcaesar or send us an email @danylcaesar@gmail.com or SMS only (07067612256)

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He wants to be involved in all the decisions you take

Today, we begin with the ladies. then he is not the one. -

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you and someone else to a tool of domi-

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He stalks you not, then you should tell him bye-bye and


Beauty L8

Daily Times Nigeria

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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