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Inflation drops to 11.61 per cent in May Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The monthly inflationary report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that the Nigeria’s inflation for the month of May 2018 has declined to 11.61 year- on- year. Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation indicated a 0.87 percent points less than the rate recorded in April 2018 (13.34 percent) and represented the 16th

consecutive disinflation since January 2017. The NBS, in its report released on Wednesday, stated that the increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yield the Headline Index. On a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 1.09 percent in May 2018, up by 0.26 percent points from the rate recorded in April 2018. Continued on page 4

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Inflation drops to 11.61 per cent in May Continued from page 1 The percentage change in the average composite CPI for the 12 months period ending May 2018 over the average the average of the CPI for the previous 12 months period was 14.79 percent, showing 0.41 percent point lower from 15.20 percent recorded in April 2018. The urban inflation rate eased by 12.08 percent (year-on-year) in May 2018 from 12.89 percent recorded in April, while the rural inflation rate also eased 11.20 percent in May from 12.13 percent in April. On month-on-month basis, the urban index rose by 1.10 percent in May 2018, up by 0.25 from 0.85 percent recorded April, while the rural index also rose by

1.08 percent in May 2018, up by 0.26 percent from the rate recorded in April (0.82) percent. According to the reports, the corresponding 12month year-on-year average percentage change for the urban index is 15.10 percent in May 2018. This is less than 15.47 percent reported in April, while the corresponding rural inflation rate in May 2018 is 14.53 percent compared to 14.95 percent recorded in April. “The CPI measures the average change over time in prices of goods and services consumed by people for day- to-day living. The construction of the CPI combines economic theory, sampling and other statistical techniques using data from other surveys

to produce a weighted measure of average price changes in the Nigerian economy. The weighting occurs to capture the importance of the selected commodities in the entire index. The production of the CPI requires skills of economists, statisticians, computer scientists, data collectors and others. Key in the construction of the price index is the selection of the market basket of goods and services. Every month, 10,534 informants spread across the country provide price data for the computation of the CPI. The market items currently comprise 740 goods and services regularly priced,” the NBS stated.

L- R: National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North West: Alhaji Inuwa AbdulKadir and the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu during the Special National Honours Investiture Ceremony at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday

Nigerian seeks asylum in US over violence Pleads for leniency against deportation

Tunde Opalana, Abuja A Nigerian, Tunde Gilbert Ogunjobi, based in Michigan, United States of America, has pleaded with the American government to grant him asylum in the US while pleading for leniency over plans to deport him back to Nigeria. Ogunjobi, who faces imminent deportation over an issue with the US Immigration in respect of his residence papers would not want to be deported for safety reasons, considering the circumstance of his departure from Nigeria. According to a reliable source, Ogunjobi hurriedly left the shores of Nigeria as a result of an attempt on his life in Lagos, Nigeria on February 12, 2015 at No 4, Kalejaiye Street, Fadeyi, Lagos. He was shot at his back and has some bullets still

lodged on the left side of his backhand with a fracture, in the process. He was admitted at Somolu Health Centre, Lagos and was discharged on February 20, 2015. His mother, Mrs. Gbemisola Ogunjobi and his brother, Jide Ogunjobi stood by him throughout his stay at the medical facility. The source further said that the attackers reportedly threatened him repeatedly, warning that his life was not safe, hence the urgent arrangement for him to relocate to the US. The source told The Daily Times that “Just of recent, the US Immigration department started verifying his stay permit documents and threatened to deport him if certain conditions were not met. “He is a law abiding citizen and has not engaged in any criminal activity over there in the US, but his documents

need perfection which his attorney is trying to do. So, his lawyer and some stakeholders are pleading for leniency, calling on the US Immigration to temper justice with mercy. “His lawyer is pleading with the US Immigration authority to stay action on effecting any statutory action that may lead to his deportation while he properly files for asylum. “Seeking asylum is necessary for the safety of his life. He would be safe over there in the US. Any attempt to come home is dangerous because those after his life are still very much around and are ready to renew the hostility and seek after his life should he be deported. This is a “Save his life” plea and it is our wish that the US government will be magnanimous indeed to grant him asylum,” the source added.

One year to go, court removes Kogi Senator Aidoko Andrew Orolua, Abuja Barely a year to the expiration of the 8th National Assembly, the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday sacked Senator Attai Aidoko (PDP, Kogi East) from the Upper Legislative chamber. In a 95-page judgment on pre-election suit delivered

by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, the court declared Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa (rtd) winner of the primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Kogi East Senatorial election held in Idah, on December 7, 2015. Justice Kolawole also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to

withdraw the certificate of return issued to Senator Aidoko forthwith and issue a certificate of return for Kogi East Senatorial district to Alfa The judge further directed the Clerk of the National Assembly to stop forthwith all privileges accorded Senator Aidoko and ordered

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L-R: APC Women Leader, Ramatu Tijani Aliyu; Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu; first son of the late Chief M.K.O Abiola, Kola; former Personal Assistant to the late Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Mrs Abike Dabiri -Erewa at the event

RETURNS ON THE UTILISATION OF FUNDS SOLD TO CUSTOMERS FOR THE WEEK ENDED FRIDAY 08/06/2018

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OUTSPAN NIGERIA LTD OUTSPAN NIGERIA LTD INFINTY TYRES LTD EVERBRIGHT INDUSTRIS LTD WANDEL INTL (NIG) LTD OUTSPAN NIGERIA LTD OUTSPAN NIGERIA LTD

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4-JUNE-18 342.52

162,273.64

4-JUNE-18 342.52

40,920.00

4-JUNE-18 342.52

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HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE LOTRENE Q TR-144 THREE WHEELERS (200CC MOTORIZED TRICYCLES - SPARK IGNITION) IN CKD 400MT INSTANT FAT FILLED MILK MALAYSIA ORIGIN 300MT INSTANT FAT FILLED MILK POWDER 28/24 MALAYSIA ORIGIN LACTORICH BRAND

4-JUNE-18 342.52

98,816.14

4-JUNE-18 342.52

133,500.00

4-JUNE-18 342.52

297,182.50

4-JUNE-18 342.52

172,000.00

RETURNS ON SOURCES OF FUNDS SOLD TO CUSTOMERS FOR THE WEEK ENDED FRIDAY 08/06/2018

S/N 1. 2. 3.

SOURCE

OTHER SOURCES INTERBANK INTERBANK

4-JUNE-18 7-JUNE-18 7-JUNE-18

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EXCHANGE RATE

342.02 315.00 305.95

AMOUNT (USD)

938,365.00 50,000.00 20,000.00


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3 years after, FG yet to post 3 perm secs HoS Oyo-Ita gives contradictory recommendations to Buhari Chief of Staff queries Oyo- Ita over trio Perm secs idling away at home without indictment Doosuur Iwambe, Abuja In what can be described as unprecedented, the Federal Government is yet to deploy three permanent secretaries since November 2015 when their postings were put on hold without any valid reasons. The situation is contrary to the change mantra of the President Muhammadu Buhari- led administration that thrives on rule law while the affected permanent secretaries are idling without cogent reasons. The three permanent secretaries: Mrs. Fatima Bamidele (Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs), Mrs. Nkechi Ejele (Ministry of Culture and National Orientation) and Mrs. Ibukun Odusote (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) have been staying at home since 2015 and receiving salaries without offering services to the country, thanks to contradictory recommendations of the Head of Service of the Federation (HoS), Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita to Buhari. The contentious issues began in November 2015 when Buhari- led Federal Government with its change agenda embarked on restructuring of permanent secretaries. The development led to the retirement of 17 permanent secretaries while 18 new ones were appointed, 16 from serving directors, two from private sector, leading to total 35 permanent secretaries. But in the process, the three permanent secretaries- Bamidele, Ejele and Odusote, were not deployed on the grounds that they were under investigation. These issues were contained in two contradictory letters by Oyo-Ita dated February 16, 2016 and March 17, 2017 and addressed to President Buhari. In the letter dated February 16, 2017, the HoS informed the President that the allegations against Bamidele, Ejele and Odusote were baseless,

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saying no prima facie case had been established against them. She however introduced another dimension when she informed the President that though there were no issues against the three permanent secretaries, their places had been filled by another set of permanent secretaries from their states. The HoS further compounded the issues when she stated that the only option available to the Federal Government was to approve their retirement from service even though they are yet to attain retirement age. In what can be described as final action to seal the fate of the three permanent secretaries, Oyo-Ita informed the President that, “ Note that it would be difficult for me to recommend their reinstatement because their positions have been filled by the appointments of new permanent secretaries from their states. “Furthermore, their reinstatement would defeat Government’s policy of a lean service. “Finally, states that do not have permanent secretaries from their indigenes would complain such an action.” She then urged the President to take the ultimate action without any justification- “Approve the retirement of Mrs. Fatima Binta Bamidele, Mrs. Ibukun Abimbola Odusote and Mrs. Nkechi

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Ejele in the public interest”, But her recommendations did not go down well with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari. Abba Kyari later queried Oyo-Ita in a letter dated April 25, 2016 with reference No SH/COS/ 100/A/ 1437, asking her to provide basis for her recommendations. The letter reads in part: “From your submissions, it would appear that the three officers all of whom have been exonerated by the Investigation Committee are yet to meet the criteria for retirement either on length of service, age, or even the tenure principle. None of them would also seem to have fallen under approved criteria used in respect of their erstwhile colleagues. “You may therefore wish to provide basis for your recommendation for their retirement “in public interest” other than your explanations in para 5 and 6 of your letter under reference” But the HoS later wrote another letter dated March 17, 2017 to Buhari with reference number HCSF/911/ S.I/7/205 and tilled- Re: Memorandum on Composition of Federal Permanent Secretaries for the Restructured Ministries and Offices, and informed Buhari on the modalities for the restructuring. She further explained to the President that the investigations into allegations of serious misconduct against the three permanent

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secretaries had been reviewed by the Federal Service Management Committee (FSMC) under her chairmanship. Oyo-Ita also informed the President that allegations against Bamidele, Ejele and Odusote were baseless and unfounded, saying that no prima facie had been established against them.

She therefore urged the President to redeploy them. But in spite of these correspondences, the permanent secretaries are yet to be redeployed while they are at home expecting intervention of President Buhari. When contacted over the matter, an official in the office of Head of Service

of the Federation (HoSF) told The Daily Times that she was not aware of the development. The official, who sought anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the issue, stated that only the HoS could speak on the matter. She added that the HoS would soon explain the circumstances surrounding the issues.

One year to go, court removes Kogi Senator Aidoko Continued from page 4 the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to swear in Alfa as the Senator representing Kogi East in the Senate. The judge said that Senator Aidoko was not qualify to have had his name submitted to the INEC for the election. But he colluded with some officials of the PDP to deny Alfa of the fruits of his victory at the primary election. He said that from the documents before the court it was clear that Alfa won the primary election with 129 votes while Aidoko had 101 votes and Hajiya Alfa 80 votes. He said that the 101 votes ascribed to Aidoko was even doubtful because at the point Aidoko disrupted the counting of his votes, he had only 10 votes. The judge further held that he believed the evidence of witnesses of both the defence and plaintiff that Aidoko disrupted the counting of votes when he realised that he would not garnered more than Alfa’s votes as the votes of six other contestants have been counted.

According to the judge, Aidoko upturned the table where the votes were being counted just as his police escort sporadically shot into the air while election officials and delegates scampered to safety and fled the stadium. “I have no reason to doubt the report of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Idah branch which stated that despite the disruption, the election results and material were intact” showing that Alfa scored the highest votes. Justice Kolawole also held that Saidu Idoma was the appointed returning officer for the primary, contrary to the submission of Aidoko that the returning officer was Malam Umaru Sanusi . “I have not found the result of primary or document signed by Sanusi”, the judge stated. Justice Kolawole also condemned the ways and manner in which the PDP subverted the results of it primaries with “rogue documents” after its National Working Committee waited in vain for three days for the report of National Appeal

Committee which never come. The judge also said that the fact that the sacked senator refused to call his agent at the primary election, Mallam Francis Adejo, left a credibility gap on the side of Aidoko. Justice Kolawole had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection by Aidoko, challenging jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter. He described the preliminary objection as an abuse of court process employed by Aidoko to delay the trial. The judge further held that the challenge of the court’s jurisdiction was an abuse of court process because it had earlier been resolved both at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme court against Aidoko. Consequently, the court awarded N750,000 costs against Aidoko and the PDP respectively. The Daily Times recalls that the matter which was filed in December 2015 went as far as the Supreme Court which in a judgment delivered on June 16, 2017 remitted the suit to the trial court for accelerated hearing.


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Buhari to sign 2018 budget next week Expects return of additional $500m Abacha loot Motolani Oseni The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Bill into law next week. Also, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN) announced that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved the payment of N500million to the lawyers that worked for the government to reach a settlement of N330 billion with Communication giant, MTN Nigeria Limited. Adesina spoke on Wednesday while speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja after weekly FEC meeting presided over by the President. According to him, details of the budget signing would be made available later. He said, “The budget will be signed next week. We will give

you the specific date when it is confirmed.” President Buhari had earlier said he wanted to carry out a thorough review of the budget, especially on how the budget figures were shored up to N9.1trillion by the federal lawmakers. The National Assembly had raised the budget to N9.1trillion from the initial N8.6trillion presented by Buhari. The revision showed an increase of N508billion on May 10, 2018. Buhari had on November 7, 2017, presented the N8.6trillion budgets tagged, ‘Budget of Consolidation’, to a joint session of the National Assembly. The National Assembly passed the budget on May 16, over seven months after the president submitted the proposals to the lawmaker. Meanwhile, Malami explained that $320million from Abacha loot had been repatriated back to the country after Buhari reached an agreement with the government of Switzerland during a trip to

Repatriates $320m from Switzerland

Washington DC last December. The AGF also said the government has initiated a process to repatriate another $500 million soon. The Daily Times recalls that the legal battle instituted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) against MTN has seen the corporation paying at least N165 billion out of a total of N330 billion fine. But AGF Malami in justifying the payments, said it represented a fair deal and amounted to less than one per cent of the entire fine slammed on the company for which it agreed to pay. Malami however gave indications that the Federal Government was in the process of forwarding a Bill on copyright violations to the National Assembly to among other things spell out sanctions and other punitive measures applicable to defaulters. He said the action became necessary to protect intellectual property of Nigerians. Meanwhile, a treaty between Switzerland and Nigeria may

soon see the repatriation of $500 million back to Nigeria. This according to the AGF were looted funds stashed away abroad by the family of the late Gen Sani Abacha and other corrupt Nigerians, noting that his ministry was in the process of perfecting the repatriation modalities, a development that would go a long way in helping to facilitate infrastructural projects. Malami said, “MTN as you will recall, instituted a case seeking to retrain the federal government from recovering the over N1 trillion imposed on it. “The federal government engaged the services of lawyers to put up defence on its behalf as a result, the case was eventually settled by the parties amicably and arising from that settlement the lawyers were entitled to their fees. “The federal government has now sanctioned the payment of N500 million for the N330billion agreed upon for the alleged certain breaches in their operations. This amount is

L-R: Deputy National Commandant, Administration, Peace Corps of Nigeria, (PCN), Edet Ekpenyong, National Commandant, PCN, Dickson Akoh and Deputy National Commandant, Omolola Ahmed, during a press conference on the need for Nigerian Police to obey court orders and opening the PCN headquarters in Abuja... on Wednesday. Photo: Temitope Balogun.

FG okays N500m legal fees for 7 SANs less than one percent of the fee instead of the internationally recognized fee which is pegged at 5%. “Finally was a report on the global forum on assets recovery. You will recall that in December 2017, federal government participated in global forum on

asset recovery in Washington DC and during that forum, Nigeria and Switzerland signed agreement that paved way for the repatriation of $322 million relating to looted assets and on the account of that the amount was eventually repatriated back to Nigeria.

IGP approves NHRC audit of police detention cells The Inspector –General of Police (I-G), Mr Ibrahim Idris has approved the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) request to begin an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. The audit would also include all detention cells of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) of the ACP Abayomi Shogunle, made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Shogunle added that the audit would enable the NHRC oversee the human rights situation of detainees as well as undertake general audit of the state of police detention facilities (cells) in the country. “This exercise is part of the NHRC 2018 audit of police detention centers in Nigeria,” he said. The NHRC had urged the Federal Government to review the pre-trial detention system, alleging excessive use and abuse of the practice in Nigeria. The commission was established by the NHRC ACT, 1995 as amended to deal with all matters relating to promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria. The PCRRU was established by the police authorities in 2015 with a mandate to receive and resolve cases of professional misconduct brought against officers. Expert condemns engaging children on farms Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Unka Rod’s Foods,

Texas, U.S., Mr Robert Shaddox, on Wednesday condemned child labour on farms in Nigeria. Shaddox, who is in the country on a 10-day visit, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. According to him, child labour is rampant in Nigeria as it used to be in the U.S., before it was eradicated as it dawned on Americans that children should be in school rather than on farms. “I noticed on my trip around some farms that child labour was prominent in the field. “As we plan to invest in some agricultural projects and especially generating alternative fuel from agricultural wastes, we would not like to see such trends. “I have to set a standard that we cannot have children on the field; children should be children, children’s lives should be precious. “Children should be going to school. We used to have such trends in the U.S. but decades ago. We have to change that trend as we grow and share knowledge,” he said. NAN reports that Shaddox is partnering H2A Foods Nigeria Limited on agricultural value chain development. NAN also reports that the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) started in 2002 and is celebrated on June 12 annually around the world. The WDACL was spurred by ratification of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment and ILO Convention No. 182 on the worst forms of child labour. (NAN)

Akoh begs IGP to unseal Peace Corps office The National Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Mr Dickson Akoh has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IG-P), Mr Ibrahim Idris, to unseal the headquarters of the corps in Jabi, Abuja. Akoh also called on stakeholders in security sector to urge the IG-P to obey the rule of law. He made the call at a news conference on Wednesday in

Abuja. Akoh said the Attorney General of the Federation, National Human Rights and other well meaning Nigerians should intervene and ensure the police follow the court order. He said the organisation had not committed any known crime under the laws of the country. “We are ever ready to defend ourselves before any court of law as it is our wish

to clear ourselves of any allegations. “In a civilised society where the rule of law is supreme and respected by institutions of government and individuals, it is expected that the police comply with valid court orders. “With the continuous disregard to all court judgment in respect of our matter, our members are becoming agitated to go and take over the headquarters

premises in line with court orders,” Akoh said. He recalled that in the last 10 years, the organisation had won over 15 judgments in the court. “It is no longer contestable that the rule of law is the bedrock of democracy. “And if that is generally accepted, then the action of the IG-P in disobeying valid court orders with brazen impunity and selective victimisation of innocent Nigerians must be

quite disturbing to all lovers of democracy,” he said. Besides, Akoh appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to redirect the IG-P to order his men to vacate the premises of the corps in the interest of equity, fairness and justice. Akoh was discharged by a Federal High Court presided by Justice John Tsoho on June 12 on the 13-count criminal charges preferred against him by the police.

The Police had in March 2017, slammed Akoh with a 90-count charge but later amended it to 13 charges, after it was observed that most of the charges were repetitive. The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions had in February 2018, also ordered the police also to respect subsisting court orders by un-unsealing the PCN headquarters. The office had been under lock since Feb. 28, 2017.


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Insecurity: NAF graduates 458 additional Special Forces The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Wednesday graduated additional 458 Special Forces to meet the asymmetric and dynamic security challenges confronting the country. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall, Sadiq Abubakar made the disclosure during the combined graduation ceremony of Basic Regiment officers and airmen courses and Advance Regiment airmen course at the Regiment Training Centre in Kaduna. The training is in collaboration with the

320 military personnel to retire next week –AVM Jekenu A total of 320 military personnel will retire from the armed forces next week, says Air Vice Marshal Austine Jekenu, Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre. Jekenu told newsmen at the centre in Oshodi, Lagos, on Wednesday that the retiring military men were drawn from the Army, the Air Force and the Navy. “A total of 320 servicemen comprising of 262 from the Nigerian Army, 44 from the Nigerian Navy and 14 from the Nigerian Air Force would be graduating from the NAFRC,’’ he said. Jekenu said that the retiring servicemen went through months of intensive training on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship at NAFRC. He said the training was to prepare the retirees for life after military service. According to him, the centre has the mandate to provide necessary training geared towards preparing retiring servicemen for reintegration into civil life. He said that the initiative was to enable the beneficiaries adjust and appropriately blend with the peculiarities of retirement and contribute actively to national economy as worthy civilians. Jekenu urged all the retiring servicemen to positively contribute to boost national economy in whatever business they engaged in. “The centre graduates two courses annually and it is on record that we have trained over 41, 000 ex-servicemen of the Nigerian Armed Forces since its inception,” he said. The commandant, who said that the passing out ceremony for the course participants would hold on June 22, added that the Minister for Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, would grace the occasion.

NAF and British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT). Abubakar said the 458 NAF Regiment personnel comprised of 20 officers, 4 Flight Cadets and 280 airmen/airwomen along with 154 personnel of Air Police and Air Intelligence. He said they had undergone specialised courses such as the Basic Regiment Officers Course, Advance Regiment Airmen Course and Basic Regiment Course. The Air Chief said that NAF understands the

complexity of the current security challenges and how best to positively influence the potential battle space especially in areas adjacent to air bases. “The NAF is committed to the reinvigoration of capabilities that had declined, develop new capabilities for the changing security environment and adapt processes to reflect broader range of security requirements. “We will also continue to invest in capacity building drives aimed at generating combat forces capable

of securing own bases against all forms of hostile elements,’’ he said. He said NAF will continue to conduct a wide range of operations, ranging from humanitarian assistance and peace enforcement to counter insurgency operations in furtherance of national security and development objectives. He charged the graduating students to work hard, show commitment, self-discipline and determination to the nation’s security. The CAS said the current leadership of NAF is

committed to enthroning professionalism and as such initiated the rigorous military training designed to enhance professional performance. Abubakar commended the BMATT Members, especially the Detachment Commander of the Short Term Training Team for their hard work and commitment to the Force Protection in Complex Air –Ground Environment training package. “It is my sincere hope that we will continue to build on, and sustain, our cordial and long-standing cooperation

and relationship with the Government of United Kingdom, “he added. Earlier, the Commandant, Regiment Training Centre, Group Captain Isaac Subi, said the training involved modules that had turned the personnel to professionals capable of achieving high degree in any mission. Also the leader of BMATT, Wing Commander John Rees, assured that they would continue to collaborate with NAF to give the best training to contain the security challenges in the country.

EFCC arraigns man for alleged illegal bank operation The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday arraigned one Philemon Gora in the Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly operating a bank without a valid license.

Gora was arraigned along with his company, Cash Flow Global Fund Investment, on two counts of operating a bank without licence and consenting to carrying out banking business without a valid license.

“That you Philemon Gora, knowingly consented to the carrying on of banking business without a valid license issued to the company. “You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section

49(1) of the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act and punishable under Section 2 of the same act,’’ one of the charges read. Gora pleaded not guilty to the charges, stressing, “I am not guilty because I have a

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (leftt); the Vice Chairman, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Hon Sunday Obi (2nd left), the Local Government PDP Chairman, Ogbushi Okonji Dada, during the Commissioning of Kanayo Street, off Denis Osadebe Way, Asaba. Photo: Bripin Enarusai

valid license.’’ Following an oral application for bail by his counsel, Mr. Alex Marema, the judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, admitted him to bail in the sum of N10 million with two sureties in like sum. The sureties, the judge said, must be officers not below Grade Level 16 and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court. The judge said the sureties should deposit their two recent passport photographs with the court. The prosecuting counsel, Mr G.K. Latona had objected to the oral application for bail on the ground that the defendant, having stated in the dock that he had a valid license, would continue to operate the bank if granted bail. Latona also told the court that over 60 million Nigerians were customers of the Bank with over N2 billion in the bank. The judge however said that she was mindful to grant Gora bail because she understood his statement that he had a valid license to mean that he was not guilty of the charge and not otherwise. She said that she considered the oral application for bail of the accused in the interest of justice taking into cognisance the coming public holiday. She adjourned the matter until October 2 and 10 for commencement of trial.

Nasarawa, SDP, laud Buhari for declaring June 12 Democracy Day The leadership of Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Nasarawa state has lauded President Mohammadu Buhari for declaring June 12 as the new democracy-day in the country. State Chairman of the Party, Danlami Musa, gave

the commendation on Tuesday, during a rally in commemoration of the day in Lafia. According to him, the SDP Presidential candidate during the June 12 election in 1993, Moshood Abiola, polled 8, 341, 309 in the states that the results

was announced. “Abiola got an overwhelming support across the country representing 58 percent of the total votes cast, despite running a Muslim/ Muslim ticket,” he added. Musa also commended the President’s decision

to recognized Abiola and Babagana Kingibe with GCFR and GCON awards. He added that SDP would repeat the feat its archived in 1993 come 2019 in the state and the country at large. He expressed dismay over the recent Local Government

election in Nasarawa State, describing it as “a complete fraud and a mockery to democracy,” he added. He revealed that SDP did not accept the outcome of the LG election and would soon decide on the next line of action.


News 8 Red Star to boost SMEs in 2018 Nigeria’s foremost Logistics Solutions Provider, Red Star Express Plc, is set to boost Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in 2018. The company is looking to achieve this by offering logistics support that are specifically tailored for the small businesses. Recently, the company sponsored and participated in Trade Fairs and Exhibitions which includes MSME Trade Fair organised by the Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), and the African Food and Products Exhibition organised by the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) all in May. In his presentation titled “MSMEs: A Catalyst to Nigeria’s Export Promo Agenda”, the Divisional Managing Director for Red Star Freight Limited (a Subsidiary under Red Star Express Plc), Tonye Preghafi, explained to the participant at the Fair, that the company is interested in ensuring that their businesses are given the best support required to be successful. “Red Star Express has positioned itself, with a sense of corporate responsibility, to provide adequate support for MSMEs that will enhance their capabilities and capacities. We will achieve this by assisting MSMEs to meet export and quality standards, regulations and technical specification.” The services offered by Red Star Express Plc for SMEs include Same Day Delivery and Nationwide Express Delivery Services, Provision of E-commerce Distribution & Logistics Support for SMEs, Facilitating the import and export of bulk cargo and heavy weight consignments via Sea and Air. The company also provides Warehousing, Supply Chain and Inventory Management Services for SMEs, Product Packaging and Labeling through appropriate packaging technology for MSMEs, as well as building alliances and partnerships with foreign organization to drive demand and market for Agro products. A statement issued by the Head, Media/HR, Jsp Communications, Funmi Erikitola said in August 2017, the company launched the SME 1000 project, a platform created to connect SMEs within the Nigerian economy. More importantly, the platform was established to support budding entrepreneurs with logistics support for their businesses, and to ensure that these SMEs are first in line for special offers and business support from Red Star Express Plc. Since then, the platform has garnered over 200 SMEs who currently enjoy the aforementioned benefits. Red Star Express Plc is a Licensee of Federal Express (FedEx) Corporation, the world’s largest delivery solutions provider.

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APC chairmanship race: Oshiomhole wins before convention

Tom Okpe, Abuja

The former Governor of Edo State, and major contender for the All Progressives Congress (APC), National Chairmanship Seat seems to have won the position before the national convention with almost all party stakeholders besieging his campaign office in Abuja on Tuesday. Oshiomhole, who was earlier endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and APC Governors have continued to enjoy the support of critical stakeholders of the party including the party National Leader, Bola Tinubu and former interim National Chairman, Bisi Akande. Also, party governors including Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, Abubakar Ganduje of Kano State, Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state, Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and Simon Lalong of Plateau State and the Minister of Labor and Productivity,

Chris Ngige with members of the National Assembly paid Oshiomhole solidarity visit at his campaign office. Speaking to journalists, the Governor of Kebbi State Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said the former Labour leader is well experienced and will be able to unite the party as they all have confidence in him. He said: “He has been experienced in various aspects of national life and we are all confident that the party structure is necessary for the continuous evolution and maintenance of democracy and his collective experience in the recent past as executive governor of Edo state, one of the most successful leaders of trade union, and a democratic activist all his life. These qualities will be brought to bear in achieving the ideas of the APC so we believe he will be a leader, he will be the embodiment of the spirit of the party and the experience will help him bring partisanship to governance. Governor Bagudu who spoke on behalf of the Governors

pointed out that he was not the Chairman of the Progressives governors’ forum. He said “Though I am not the chairman of the progressive governors’ forum, but I can tell you that Adams Oshiomole is my candidate as a governor and all the governors I know, he is the candidate for the chairmanship position of our party, the APC. “We believe that we have identified someone who can do the job and will be able to start and in that spirit to demonstrate by coming together. We believe he is the best fit for the job”. On his part, the Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun said, “he is one of us and that is why we had to come and identify with him here. You know what that means, you know he is running for the office of the chairman of the party so we have to come and identify with him. I am not the chairman of the governor’s forum so I shouldn’t be speaking for the governors’ but let’s just say I know for me and for us in Ogun state we are supporting him”.

The Governor of kano State, Alhaji Umar Ganduje emphasised that Kano State having the largest number of delegates to the convention will give all its vote to the Comrade Governor saying: “You know Kano state has the largest number of delegates to the national convention and by seeing me here means, all the votes from Kano state will go to the former governor of Edo State. In fact, it seems numerically he is winning the election before the election”. Also speaking, Governor of Ondo State Rotimi Akeredolu stated that it’s so clear even to a blind person to know that we don’t really have contest for the office of the chairman adding that; “I believe when we come in full force, you will see where votes; that is, there is ever any contest but I am sure that we are here to Savor the office of the incoming chairman of our party”. Also, the former Edo state Governor victory as APC National Chairman became even more certain as one of the

strong contenders to the seat also from Edo State, Ibrahim Ekpobaire stepped down for him. Ekpobaire Tuesday announced his withdrawal from the race at his campaign office in Abuja where he said he took the decision after wide consultation with the leadership of the party, political associates and family for the unity of APC. “I feel that the friendships I have cultivated in the party as well as the unity of the party are more important to me than the possible election as the national chairman of our great party at this moment of reconciliation and rebirth of party”. However, while speaking to journalists in company of Oshiomhole at the campaign office, Ekpobaire said he withdrew for the most competent aspirant to easily ascend the position for the progress of APC. “I believe the best decision is to work and synergize with the most competent in the race who would be able to take the party to the next level”, he maintained.

L-R: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his wife, Bolanle; Wife of winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Dr. Doyin Abiola and Special Adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Lagos State, Hon. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo, during the 25th Anniversary of June 12 Presidential Election lecture titled: Restructuring: An Antidote For Effective And Efficient Polity held in Lagos.

PDP to Buhari: Your image laundering in Morocco, a mockery

Tunde Opalana, Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed the image rescue effort by President Muhammadu Buhari before Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othman, as a poorly packaged deception to sugar coat his deep-seated disdain for Nigerian youths. The party said President Buhari’s sudden praise-singing for Nigerian youth in far- away Morocco is only a desperate afterthought aimed to reverse the public opprobrium he

earned himself for his “lazy youths and lovers of freebies” comment, and not borne out of genuine regard for our youths. The party’s publicist, Kola Ologbondiyan in a press statement on Tuesday said “Unfortunately for Mr. President, our youths now know better and can no longer fall for his tricks. Every Nigerian is aware of President Buhari’s disdain for our citizens and his reported comments in Morocco as inconsistent with his known beliefs and dispositions. “Nigerians recall that in a

most recent gaffe, Mr President described the members of our National Assembly as idle and unproductive just as he dismissed our youths as unfit to run for Presidency in 2019, even while signing the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into an Act. Perhaps, this explains why his handlers resorted to heavily edited press statement on the Morocco visit. “President Buhari should know that a visit to Moroccan Prime Minister cannot wash away the disgraceful invectives he openly poured on the

energetic and vivacious Nigerian youths at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), where most of the world leaders were present. He would need another CHOGM in London to remove his lazy and lover of freebies stamp on our youths”. He said the PDP is aware of the desperate bid by President Buhari to stop at nothing to beguile the citizens once again that election is around the corner. However, the party felt it is important to inform Buhari

that Nigerians now “know his true colours and will reject any design to take them on a second ride to nowhere”. The PDP urged the President to end his gimmicks and let go of straws.” He should amply come to terms with the fact that the only expectation Nigerians require of him is to tender a direct apology for his abysmal performance and get prepared to leave the stage for a more innovative, and people-oriented President which Nigerians will elect on the platform of the PDP, come 2019”, he said.


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APC Crisis: Party accuses Okorocha of libel against leaders Tom Okpe, Abuja Following internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has accused Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha of libel against the leadership of the party, saying that the governor has, in recent times, made libellous attacks on the political institution. The party in a statement signed on Wednesday in Abuja by the National Publicity Secretary Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, urged Governor Okorocha to tread the path of caution and

2019: Group urges Bauchi indigenes to support Speaker Dogara

reconciliation and to work with the duly elected Party executives in the state for the good of the Party. “In recent weeks, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has made libellous attacks on our Party and its leaders on daily occurrence. Hardly a day passes by without Governor Okorocha verbally assaulting our National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other Party leaders over the recently concluded Congresses in the State. “In an advertorial published in the Daily Trust Newspaper of June 11, 2018 and titled in part: “Let The Truth Speak For Itself”, which was signed

by a known associate of Governor Okorocha, one Ireagwu Obioma, who styles himself as ‘Acting Secretary, Imo APC’, a number of false claims were made against the Party. “The import of the allegations was that the Party was aware of a court order preventing it from conducting the Imo State Congress following receipt of a copy of the so-called court injunction which directed it to maintain status quo. But nothing can be further from the truth. Even the published documents in the advertorial do not support this position and in fact gave a lie to the governor’s version of events that the Party was duly served and prevented

from going ahead with the Congress in Imo state. “A cursory look at the published court papers revealed that the Party was served the so-called court rulings on May 18, 2018, while the Ward and Local Government Congresses which produced the recently inaugurated Party executives from the state was held on May 5th and 14th, 2018 respectively, four days before the court ruling was issued. In fact, we strongly believe that the court ruling being paraded as injunction does not serve Governor Okorocha’s interest. At the time of the ruling a new set of Party executives had been validly elected, consequently the court ruling

directing that the status quo is maintained, actually means that no one should interfere with the newly elected APC party executives in the state. “Also in the advertorial, a so-called internal Party memo was published, which purportedly showed that we were aware of the pendency of the legal issues involving the congresses in Imo and Abia States. The published ‘memo’ by the agents of the Imo State Governor is forged. No such memo was generated by our Party. A casual look will reveal the inconsistency of the published document. “The memo, according to the published advertorial, was generated by the Chief of Staff to the APC National

Chairman, Edwin Ikhinmwin but was signed by the Party’s Legal Adviser, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN). It is impossible for such an incoherent document to have emerged from our Party, or any sane organization for one person to generate a memo and another person to sign it. “Indeed Banire, our Party Legal Adviser and the Chief of Staff have denounced the document as fake, stating clearly that they neither originated nor signed such memo. This is therefore, a clear case of forgery borne out of desperation. We are currently seeking legal advice on how to proceed with the matter to ensure that those culpable are identified and duly punished”, the party said.

Samuel Luka, Bauchi Bauchi state indigenes have been called upon to support the aspiration of the speaker of the House Representatives, Yakubu Dogara ahead 2019 general elections. The call was made yesterday by a group, North East Youth Progressive Forum Bauchi via a press release made available to journalists in Bauchi. The chairman of the group, Comrade Aliyu Ladan, said, “the speaker has identified himself with the entire good people of North East and as well made a lot of sacrifice and contribution towards the establishment of the North East Development Commission”. The statement added that the, speaker has also help in mitigating all forms of suffering, such as poverty, hunger, intimidation, violence as well as ensured a rapid socio- political and economic development of the region. “This notwithstanding, it has become inevitable for us to give all our warm and sincere support to him and as well stand by him firmly upon all odds in order to safeguard the image and integrity of this honourable gentleman”, the release affirmed. The press release which described Dogara as an exemplary leader with a lot of positive mission and plans for the nation, called on people especially in the north east to come together irrespective of our political, social or religious inclination in the region to support speaker Yakubu Dogara for the socio economic progress of not only the North but the entire Nigerian state.

L-R: Orewa Edwin Ehi from Port Harcourt, Aghaegbunem Marvel Chukwufumnaya from Abuja, Olugbokiki Mukail Omolola from Ogun State, Agbede Temidayo Bayodele from Ekiti State, Oladunjoye Joseph Babatunde from Ogun State, Kome Sunny Ikpeba from Delta State and Adeoye Adefisoye Simon from Oyo State when Globacom sent forth winners of Glo GO RUSSIA promo in Lagos on Wednesday.

Niger Delta youths fault Buhari over Not too Young to Run Law Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Niger Delta Youths Association (NDYA), worldwide on Wednesday in Asaba chided President Mohammed Buhari for urging the supporters of the “Not too young to Run” not to vie for the 2019 presidential election with him. The president had recently, appealed to Nigerian youths during the signing into law of the “Not Too Young to Run” bill not to contest with him in the 2019 presidential election, but wait till 2023.

However, leaders of the Niger Delta youths at a media conference in Asaba, led by James Victor, who spoke to our reporter noted that the president’s request was shallow, and bereft of deep thinking, wondering why Buhari would still nurse the intention of serving a second term when he had failed to deliver on his campaign promises He said “after three years in office, the change President Buhari promised to bring to Nigeria has been nothing, but pain, suffering and deaths;

if the current hardship, and deaths masterminded by Fulani herdsmen, many other things, are not pointers to that, so what has he (Buhari) done?” adding that Nigerians have been facing tough times with no solution on sight Accordingly, he said “Nigerians are being killed on daily basis across the country. Go to Maiduguri, Taraba, and Benue States, among others, in fact, there is no day herdsmen, who have proved to be blood thirsty will not kill, maim, or rape innocent Nigerians from their homes, take over

their farms, and even take our daughters hostage only to be used as sex slaves, and many other despicable things”. He alleged that the president has never taken any definitive step to end the killings, or called his kings men to order, other than asking host communities to accommodate the herdsmen, stressing “Mr. president kept mute, and turned his back to the evil, but he has the mendacity, and temerity to ask youths not to contest with him 2019, is this position of the president his birth right?, this is the height of disrespect to

Nigerians and especially the youths he (Buhari) described as lazy youths recently in a life broadcast in England”. The Niger Delta youths therefore called on Nigerians to Mobilize, and vote Buhari out in 2019, adding that June 12 declaration as Democracy day celebration, and declaration of MKO, Abiola as President, would not solve the problem, stating “this is not a bad idea, but it’s not enough to sway Nigerians, and the Yorubas from changing their minds towards him come 2019 election”.


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Ugwuanyi’s wife donates drugs to indigent women, children Moses Oyediran, Enugu

The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi in keeping with her commitment to the wellbeing of the people of the state, especially the lowly and under-privileged women and children, yesterday donated drugs to the state’s Ministry of Health for distribution to the 17 local government areas to assist in the forthcoming Free Maternal and Child Health week. Donating the drugs, Mrs. Ugwuanyi disclosed that the action was in furtherance of her utmost desire to assist the indigent people, especially women and children who are

sick, through her pet project Ugo Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF). The drugs, namely Multi Vitamins for pregnant women; Albendazole tablets for deworming of children and Vitamin A supplements, according to the First Lady, were received from her donor partner, the Vitamin Angel. She explained that U-TOLF has been in existence prior to her becoming the governor’s wife, adding that both parties (U-TOLF AND Vitamin Angel) have sustained a long working relationship based on trust, honesty and goodwill. She said: “We are here to donate drugs we received from our donor partner, the

Vitamin Angel, to the Enugu State Ministry of Health for onward distribution to the 17 local government councils of the state. The drugs will assist them in the forthcoming Free Maternal and Child Health week. “When we are doing this, we are not only helping the state but the nation and you must not be in government before you can help somebody. This Ugo Touch of Life Foundation is an age long organization. Even before I became the wife of the governor and it has been sustained because our donors know that we are honest, any drug they give to us we distribute to the

designated beneficiaries, and this has made the exercise sustainable. “The Vitamin Angel, our donor has those assorted drugs and they have been assisting us immensely, so whether I am in government or not, I must continue to impact positively on someone’s life”. Also speaking, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin described Mrs. Ugwuanyi as a philanthropist who has been ameliorating the plight of the less privileged in the society through her pet project and other humanitarian gestures. “Any time our First Lady and her pet project, U-TOLF call

the State Ministry of Health; I am gladdened because I know that they have something to give to the state. They are rare philanthropists. “This is actually selfless service in action. You realize that state government cannot do everything; there must be collaboration for us to succeed. The quantity of drugs here are adequate for the Free Maternal and Child Health week. You have saved the state between ten to fifteen million naira. “The drugs are valid ones and the expiry date is very far. The ministry will share it accountably to the 17 local government areas of the state. Every local government will

get seven and each one contains one thousand tablets, therefore, seven thousand children will benefit from the free drug. There are eighty bottles of deworming tablets for eighty women in six months,” the commissioner noted. The U-TOLF Consultant, Dr. Stanley Okere, the organisation’s Head of Administration, Barrister Mrs. Onyinyechi Anichukwu, the Director of Pharmaceuticals, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Mr. Casmir Odo, among others, commended the First Lady’s gesture and urged the would-be beneficiaries to avail themselves of the opportunity to access free healthcare services in the state.

‘Labour Party has no candidate for Ekiti guber election’ Idu Jude, Abuja Leadership of Labour party, Wednesday in Abuja said it has no intention to present a candidate for the forthcoming Ekiti State Gubernatorial election. Chairman of the party, Dr. Mike Omotoso in a press briefing in Abuja, told journalist that the party and the Nigerian Labour Party categorically disown and condemn recent posturing of, and claims by some politicians in Ekiti State that they are the candidate of the party in the forthcoming election. “The Labour Party has no candidate in the July 14, governorship election,” he stressed. Dr. Omotoso, further warned that INEC workers, should allow democracy to have its full root in Nigeria and should not allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the antics of political impostors. He added that all political aspirants under the party, are requested to deal only with the screening committee of the party, stressing that on no account should any one engage in any form of financial transaction on issues related with the labour party another person. He said, “right now, the labour party is pre-occupied with strategic repositioning aimed at re-energizing our capacity as a people for issue-based politics and ideological driven political contestations. We urge politicians to steer clear of the new Labour party because we are aware of their gimmicks to lure the labour party in the direction of other political parties with the hope of rehabilitating their dwindling political relevance. As they say once bitten, twice shy”. Meanwhile leadership of the party has said that the recent development has spurred its leadership to place a disclaimer on the former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, stating that it is fully aware of the plan by

the man to destabilise the current gain being made by workers to reclaim and reposition the labour. It said that the major purpose of Mimiko’s re-approach to labour party is to use the workers’ party to launder his sagging political image. “Nigerians would recall that Dr. Mimiko abandoned the Labour party the PDP in 20 15 National convention. Such treachery and betrayal of a party that gave the former Governor succour in the darkest hour of his political career especially as manifest in his two term victory on the ticket of the party is to say the least, cheap and callous. It is also revealed paucity of knowledge of the philosophy of the Labour party as a peoples rooted party and dearth of class consciousness on his part”. he maintained that the Labour party, is an offspring of the working class family and was midwived by the labour movement. He also described it as the political vehicle for Nigeria workers and the Nigerian poor. “It was founded on the corner stone of ideological clarity and class consciousness to promote and defend the political cum socio-economic interest of the working people. There is no doubt that political journey persons like Mimiko had in the past taken advantage of the leadership challenges in the Labour party to satisfy their fantasies for political opportunism”. Claiming that things have changed in the party, however, noted that the labour movement in alliance with its civil society partners and other patriotic Nigerians, is poised to fully reclaim the labour party and restore it as a model political institution that does not only epitomize the values of the working class family but also capable of contesting for power with members of a failed political class, with whom the former Governor dines and wine.

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola, presenting souvenir to Senior Director African Development Bank (AIDB); Mr Ebrima Faal, during a courtesy visit to the governor at the Government House, Osogbo

‘Albinos still face challenges of discrimination’ Adebisi Oyindamola, Abuja As the world celebrates the international Albinism awareness, greater emphasis has been placed on mainstreaming the peculiar needs of persons living with Albinism in Nigeria. Speaking at the event organised by The Albino Foundation (TAF), to commemorate the 2018 international Albinism awareness day in Abuja, the founder of the albino foundation, Jake Epelle, said there are more areas yet to be covered in meeting the peculiar

needs of people with Albinism in Nigeria. He added that although the awareness rate has increased, Albinos still face major challenges of discrimination and lack of medical treatments especially with the prevalence of skin cancer among the group. In what he described as the greatest political movement, The Albino Foundation with funding from the European Union, presented a survey designed to facilitate a framework for developing support systems for the care and protection of persons with

Albinism in Nigeria. The survey he added will help to ascertain the actual challenges and percentage of Albinos in Nigeria, with a pilot survey in six states and the FCT. Statistics from the survey show that a larger percentage of albinos in Nigeria are Women 55% , while 45% are men, most of them are: Christians(65%), Muslims (33%) other forms of religion(2%). It highlights the primary challenge among people with Albinism in Nigeria as poor vision and skin related problems due to exposure to sunlight and

harsh weather conditions. Furthermore, the survey emphasizes on the low and seemingly nonexistent support from the government, stating that the key interventions in this regard is largely attributed to individuals and non governmental organisations. The survey is part of the two major projects of the EU in promoting rights and social inclusion of Albinos in Nigeria. The European Union used the platform to pledge her continuous support towards the cause of Albinism in Nigeria.


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Duke berates Buhari, says he is a failed leader

Patrick Okohue

Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failed leader. He said the Buhari-led regime was a government of many failings, disconnected from reality. Duke, who has declared his intention to contest the Presidency, said the Buhari administration was not ready for leadership and that was why it took the President nearly six months to appoint ministers. The presidential aspirant said this during an interview with DW Africa. When asked why he thought he would be a better President than Buhari, he said, “Because I see such obvious failings. I see a leadership that is steeped in the past; that has refused to evolve with a nation that is predominantly a nation of young aspiring people and still doing things the way they were done many years ago and did not work. “I think our leadership in the country today is totally out of tune with the current reality of our nation. There is disconnect somewhere, so when you have a leadership that blames its young people for instance of not striving enough or of being lazy, there is a disconnect because the tools to make them achieve their aspiration have not been provided.”

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He said the health sector was in crisis adding, “The President, himself, receives treatment abroad. That is a sad state of affairs.” When asked to state Buhari’s worst problem, he said, “They were not prepared for leadership. For example, it took six months to set up

a cabinet. Where do you hear such? President Buhari came into office to fight corruption and insecurity. “Let us look at the scorecard. Corruption is not dead. Prosecuting corruption is addressing the symptom and not the problem. The real problem is you have got to

create jobs for people; you have got to strengthen institutions that make it almost impossible to engage in such an activity.” Duke also faulted the government’s claim that Boko Haram had been defeated. He said suicide bombings, kidnappings were still occurring mainly in the North-East. “They have announced that the war is over and Bokom Haram has been defeated. We know it hasn’t been defeated. There are still bombings and kidnappings in the North-East. If you visit the IDPs, you will see that we are breeding the next generation of very disgruntled people,” the ex-governor said. He said interests rates must be lowered to encourage entrepreneurship and job creation. The presidential aspirant added, “You can’t grow your economy with the type of banking system we run where the interest rate is in the upper 20s. You need to have affordable credit which will enable small and medium scale businessmen to borrow and expand their businesses. “Nigeria grew faster when we had regulation on interest rates; when the interest rates were in single digits. Secondly, we have to grow the economy at 15 per cent for 10 years to recalibrate the system. “Nigeria ought to be a $2.5tn economy and not a $400bn economy.”

June 12 is foundation of democracy Nigeria enjoys today – Odeneye Ajibade Alabi A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu and Ijebu-North East Federal Constituency, Hon Odeneye Kehinde, has spoken about the June 12, and the honour bestowed on some key players in the struggle for the actualization of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Speaking with reporters recently, Odeneye said that the award bestowed on the late Chief MKO Abiola was well deserved “Personally, I think it is an honour that is long overdue and nobody in Nigeria can wish away the success that was recorded in the June 12, 1993 election, which was acclaimed all over the world, not only in Nigeria but across the globe that it was a free and fair election and I think past governments really missed the opportunity of taking the benefit that President Muhammadu Buhari just took. “The democracy we enjoy today and all we are enjoying today is as a result of what happened on June 12, 1993, why did I say that, I say that because on

June 12, 1993 Nigeria as a whole saw the reason why they should be able to elect someone they can call the president and vice president and they believe at that time will bring out the desired change in terms of economy, in terms of security, health, in fact in terms of everything , and that was the reason everybody came out during that time, during that election time to really vote and if you look at the campaign then I could recall what captured people of Nigeria both young and old. You hear little one singing hope 93” MKO is our man o,” so the whole process of voting out military era through democracy was established through June 12, 1993.” Odeneye who is well known and acknowledged as a man who has transformed his consistency with a lot of empowerment also stated why June 12, 1993 cannot just be wished away with a wave of the hand. “Again why June 12, 1993 cannot be wished away is for the fact that everybody just wanted military to just get out of government and June 12 presented the opportunity that

day. Don’t forget that Ibrahim Babangida regime moved the election period for about three different times, so it was like the election was not going to hold. “But when June 12 came in it was an opportunity for Nigerians to say yes we are tired of military rule, we are ready for true democracy and that person that truly represented the true democracy in Nigeria is not just anybody but MKO Abiola and don’t also forget that after his death Nigerian’s clamour for June 12 to be declared democracy day. “Unfortunately I wonder why the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo, Ya’Ardua, and Jonathan refused to acknowledge that date, I don’t know, maybe it was intentional “So on behalf of true democrats I want to sincerely appreciate the gesture of President Muhammadu Buhari ,not just declaring June 12 as a democracy day, but also bestowing a national award on Chief MKO Abiola and Chief Gani Fawehinmi. “I also want the President to go further by declaring Chief MKO Abiola and his vice Babagana

Hon Odeneye Kingibe as former President and former Vice President and all other entitlement should be paid to them, because apart from being the symbol of democracy it will also energise any Nigerian that is intending to work for Nigeria, that whatever the case might have been your contribution will be recognized.”

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APC chairmanship: Edo chapter speaks on why it is backing Oshiomhole Patrick Okohue The Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that former governor, Adams Oshiomhole, was the only candidate the state chapter was supporting for the national chairmanship of the party. Other aspirants from the state include Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor and Chief Ibrahim Emokpaire. Speaking while swearing in 18 local government chairmen of the party in Edo, the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua, expressed confidence that Oshiomhole would do well. He said: “You will notice that from the beginning of this process, we have not deviated from the constitution. “Arguably, Edo State is the only state where we don’t have one issue from the ward executive constitutions right down to the state congress and this is because we have the right leadership, which took the right decisions and adopted the right processes to get the right result. “We have to build on it, we must prove that it worked for us and it must work for Nigeria. “That is the reason why we will take this opportunity to also say that the man who designed this our model, which led to its fruition is the man we are hoping to donate to Nigeria to do for Nigeria what he did for Edo State and that man is Oshiomhole. “That legacy is what we have a duty to build upon. And we want to make it clear that he is the only candidate we are backing for the national chairmanship of the APC”. The APC national convention has been scheduled for June 23.


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June 12: NADECO, Aregbesola tell Buhari to inaugurate Abiola as president Stories: Patrick Okohue As the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election won by business mogul, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, but annulled by then Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, and with the recognition accorded the day recently by President Muhammadu Buhari and honour for Abiola, some stakeholders are urging the President to go a step further. Reacting to the recognition and award to Abiola, the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), the group that fought the Military government at the time to a standstill over the annulment and the Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola have called on President Buhari to go a step further and declare the presumed winner of election, the late Chief MKO Abiola, as a former president. NADECO, called on President Buhari to go a step beyond the recognition of Chief MKO Abiola as the winner of the June 12, 1993 election and posthumously inaugurate him as president. NADECO in a statement, also slammed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for shunning repeated appeals by the group and others to recognise Abiola’s victory. NADECO was in the frontline for the restoration of democratic rule after the military annulled the 1993 presidential election won by Abiola. In the statement issued by its General Secretary, Ayo Opadokun, the pro-democracy group said: “The Nigerian state should ask Professor Humphery Nwosu to be recalled on emergency for the purposes of a formal declaration of the final results of June 12, 1993, Presidential Election as the Chief Returning Officer. “The Nigerian State should formerly inaugurate posthumously Bashorun MKO Abiola as a President of Nigeria. “National Monument of Consequence be named after President Abiola, not for the mischievous

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reason of wanting to present him as a regional leader, which the attempt to utilise the University of Lagos was meant to be.” The NADECO statement also called on President Buhari to address the spirit and tenets of true federalism in the country. It said: “President Buhari should accept the fact that Nigeria’s prospect to genuine unity, expected growth and development can only be a reality if his government accepts the popular will being expressed by the majority of Nigerians that our country should return to Federal Constitutional Arrangement. “Nigeria should stop living a lie by calling itself a federation when it is, in fact, being governed centrally.” Also speaking on the award, Aregbesola spoke of the need to accord Abiola the right to known as a former President of Nigeria, while receiving officials of the African Development Bank, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Government House Oshogbo. The governor commended

President Muhammadu Buhari for the revalidation of the historic event, saying the injustice done 25 years ago by the Babangida-led junta was now being addressed by another General, although a retired one. He said Nigerians shunned religious and ethnic biases and voted massively for Abiola and his running mate, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, who were both Muslims, stressing that the event was a watershed in the political history of Nigeria. Aregbesola said he had kept faith with June 12 adding that his administration had been recognising June 12 as the real Democracy Day since he assumed office. The governor said, “We believe he must be declared the President and recognised as such with all rights and privileges accorded to him. But he has been recognised as a recipient of yet to be fully declared mandate through a posthumous national honour, the highest national honour reserved only for Presidents.”

Okorocha insists he is APC’s life wire in South East The Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, appears determined to carry on with his fight to sustain his relevance with the All Progressives Congress (APC), as he has shown that he was not willing to drop the sword yet in his battle with his political foes in the state and the South East in general. He has warned that any political war in the zone by the APC, without him as the head, was bound to fail. The contention from the governor’s camp, was conveyed by Kemdi Ekwuaba and Moris Ikediashi, both of the Concerned APC South East Stakeholders, a group sympathetic to the governor, while distancing themselves from the endorsement of the National Organising Secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso returning to his position. The statement of the group reads in

part, “We want to state that Governor Rochas Okorocha has become the new face of Imo and South-East politics. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leadership as the ruling party should be celebrating success and not failure. “The reported meeting of APC leaders from South-East during which they donated or shared offices zoned to the zone to some people without reference to Governor Rochas Okorocha, the only APC governor in the SouthEast, is dubious. “It is unfortunate that instead of using Governor Okorocha to ensure that APC wins more states in the South-East, the enemies of the party within the party are even working to bring down the party in Imo. “They are also working against the party’s chances in other South-East states. Trying now to undermine Rochas

Okorocha Okorocha in the state or in the SouthEast is not in the best interest of the party.”

INEC insists Ekiti election can’t be rigged The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election would be rigged ran contrary to the reality on ground. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ekiti State, Abdulganiy Raji, gave the assurance in Ido Ekiti on Tuesday during a Town Hall meeting entitled, ‘Vote not Fight’. The meeting was organised to sensitise the youth ahead of the election. He said the election process had been digitalised and the voting exercise would be monitored electronically. Mr Raji, represented by the Electoral Officer in Ido/ Osi Local Government, Ajayi Olusola, said the commission had strengthened its system and made it technologically driven. He said it would be difficult for anyone to tamper with the outcome of the election, given the security of the process. “Go and get your Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Your vote is your power and let me tell you that your votes will surely count. “INEC is not partisan, we are fair to all parties. We are going to monitor the voting electronically. No one can rig election with the kind of ICT we have put in place and we are going to monitor the activities of parties to ensure that we have a peaceful poll,” he said.

Prof. Yakubu The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, who was represented by the Area Commander in charge of Ido/ Osi, Ijero, Moba, Ilejemeje and Efon local governments, Adegbepa Adetoye, assured the voters that the command was resolute to provide adequate security of lives and property. “On our side, we are going to be neutral. We are not going to take sides and we will ensure that we monitor the election in the most professional way to enforce compliance to rules,” said Mr Adetoye. “Part of our duties is enforcement of law and order. We also owe it a duty to preserve the 1999 constitution and the Electoral Act. We are assuring our people that we shall be civil and neutral in this election,” he added.

2019: PDP has no plan to change its symbol, slogan, says BoT chair The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said that there is no plan by the party to change its symbol, the umbrella. He also said that the party’s slogan, “Power to the People” will not be tampered with, adding that any proposal on that will be turned down. Senator Jibrin, who said this in a statement issued in Kaduna, also vowed that the BoT of the party will stand resolutely against the persecution of its members, including former governor in the name of fighting corruption. Jibrin said, “The BoT is ever ready to stand against any plot to frame PDP leaders, including serving governors, past ministers, past governors and all members.

“Please keep the umbrella and our slogan ‘power to the people’ very intact,” he added while congratulating the national chairman of the party “for working hard towards making the party stable.” He also revealed why members of the new BoT have not been constituted, saying it was because the party wanted to meet with the requirement in the amended constitution of the party. The BoT chairman said he is working very hard with the state chairmen and “our six national vice chairmen to bring forth very able, responsible, experienced and respected members into BoT. “Once the exercise is concluded, the new BoT members and already existing members will now be inaugurated,” he stated.


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Editorial Commentary OUR POSITION Court verdict ex-Gov Nyame and judiciary

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he recent conviction and sentence of former Taraba State Governor Jolly Nyame to 14 years imprisonment by Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Abuja High Court demonstrates hope that all is not lost in the fight against corruption in the country. Nyame, who served two terms of eight years in office as governor of Taraba State between 1999 and 2007 was arraigned on 41 count criminal charge before the court in 2007. Like his other colleagues who served same period and other after them accused of allegedly dipping their hands into state funds should now know that the day of reckoning has come for them to give account of their

stewardship. Though 11 years of a criminal trial on a high profile case portrays the Administration of Justice system in the country in bad light, we are, however, encouraged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act 2004, particularly Section 40 and the Section 306 (b) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015 are helping to speed up trials in spite of infamous campaigns against the two laws. The said Section 40 of the EFCC (Establishment ) Act 2004 states that, “Subject to the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, an application for stay of proceedings, in respect of any criminal matter brought by the

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commission before the High Court shall not be entertained until judgement is delivered by the High Court�. We salute the courage of Justice Banjoko who endures all tricks including attempts to hang the case on appeal until it was rescued by the ACJA. We sincerely hope that other judges will take cue and state the law as it is without fear or favour to restore the waning public confidence in the judiciary. We urged all those concerned with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and EFCC Act not to relent in enforcing the provisions of the Acts, perhaps they will provide the way forward for us to escape from the current quagmire in the prosecution of high profile cases in the country. More info: www.dailytimes.ng

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Why they are after Sen Dino Melaye

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Agbo Frank

enator Dino Melaye has always been a controversial character in the political struggle of Nigeria over the years. Before the 2015 general elections, he was part of political gladiators that orchestrated the early exit of former President Goodluck Jonathan. If we can all flash our minds back to during the fuel subsidy and shortages of petroleum products. Dino Melaye rode a bicycle from his mansion in Maitama, to National Assembly Complex were he granted an exclusive interview to the media, telling them that because of the scarcity he could not find fuel to fuel his car and had no other alternative than to use a bicycle. He further stated that the government of President Goodluck Jonathan has failed the people and should be voted out of office in up- coming election 2015. However, as event onfolds and as the APC clinch victory in 2015 general elections and took over power from PDP, Dino Melaye became a voice in the Senate and most trusted loyalist of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who controls the National assembly and a potent force to be reckoned with in the struggle for political relevance in Nigeria. Moreover, in the course of Dino enjoying his new political fortunes; he did step on other people toes who are loyalist visa-vis allies to the President. For example, Dino Melaye spearheaded the intimidation of the Customs boss, Col Hammid Ali (rtd) on the issue of whether or not to wear

uniform in 2017. He also played a role on Senate’s rejection of Magu’s confirmation as EFCC chairman, stating that Magu has failed integrity test. Twice Magu was nominated for confirmation and twice he was rejected on the floor of the Senate. Furthermore, Melaye also lead a heated debate indicting the Inspector Genaral Police, Ibrahim Idris for abuse of office by his constant refusal to honour the invitation of the Senate. We should also remember that Melaye exposed Babachir Lawal, the disgraced former SGF and supplied all the documents that nailed him.In another occasion , Sen. Melaye led a delegation of senators’ solidarity support for his master, the Senate President when he was been tried for corruption when the Senate are in plenary a move many stakeholders see as unethical and lacking moral justification. Basically; the sudden twist of events could be depicted when the enmity or hostilities between Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello and Senator Dino Melaye could not be nipped in the bud any longer. There was accusations and counteraccusations from both parties. At a point in time last year, Dino Melaye accused his Governor (GYB) of attempting to assassinate him and also paying up to the tune of N5billion in a failed move to recall him from the Senate , a mandate given to him by his people. As the battle for superiority rages on ; Dino Melaye was declared wanted by the police on March 28, 2018 while he was on the floor of the Senate performing his constitutional

responsibilities. The statement was signed by Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Command, Ali Janga and distributed by Force Headquarters Abuja. The Police accused Sen. Melaye of supplying prohibited arms to murder suspects, who allegedly implicated him , two principal suspects Kabiru Seidu AKA (Osama), Nuhu Salisu AKA (Small) and other six accomplice suspects who were charged for the unlawful possession of fire arms. The case was filled at the Federal High Court, Lokoja, but on the day the case was to be heard, the suspects escaped from police custody which led to the adjournment of the case to May 10, 2018 for police to produce the suspects in court. That same day, from the floor of the Senate, Sen. Dino Melaye issued a stern warning, according to a transcript of Wednesday proceedings provided on the Senate’s Twitter handle thus, ‘’I will sue the IGP for intimidation, abuse of power, harassment and mental assault , if the two suspect are not produced dead or alive”. Subsequently, the police rose to the task by re-arresting the escapee suspects with Sen. Dino Melaye inclusive. He was later granted bail by an Abuja Magistrates’ Court running into millions and was re-arrested by the police for the second time where police lied that he attempted to jump down from a Police moving van. Melaye later said police used chemical substance on him that triggered his Asthma, that ugly move landed him at the National Hospital for 25days. No politician in the history of Nigeria has been molested, maltreated and arraigned on

stretcher like Dino Melaye. For every Nigerian to get a clearer picture of the true story; we should ask ourselves some vital questions; what is this power play between the Legislature and the Executive all about? What important secrets does Sen. Dino Meleya hold in view of 2019? Is it that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is beginning to split into tribal, religious, ethnic and socio-cultural lines? You will agree with me that there are more questions that need to be answered! In conclusion, when we wanted to know what advice Sen. Dino Melaye has for his party and government of President Muhammadu Buhari, here is what he said and I quote, “You never change a country by fighting the existing reality you meet on ground. To change a country, build a new model, that will make the existing model obsolete, stop accusation and start building”. The Senate has officially confirmed that Sen. Dino Melaye has returned to Red Chambers after a brutal encounter with the police while Melaye said, “I am back and I have not bowed my head down to the enemies of true democracy”. He further stated through his face-book account that, “Evil will never prevail over good and I will always speak out against tyranny, politics of oppression and blackmail.” Before I obstruct my pen from bleeding more ink just like the bleeding politics of Nigeria, I will leave you with the words of Sen. Dino Melaye, “If you speak the truth, you will die, if you speak lie, you die; I choose to speak the truth and die”.

Plead for forgiveness from the Yoruba nation

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Ochereoma Nnanna

nce again, I wish to h u m b l y appeal to all Yoruba people to please forgive and forget my indiscretion on my Facebook comment on Friday, 9th June 2018 which, understandably sparked off widespread outrage. I never imagined in my wildest dream that an offhand remark could provoke an anger of volcanic dimension which has threatened my career and Vanguard Newspapers as an institution. The offensive comment did not come out the way I intended it - as familial joke - but as an adult I am solely responsible for the outcome. One moment

of madness has threatened my 29 years of living and working in Lagos during which I have made friends from all ethnic groups, and not among the least the Yorubas. I sincerely regret this unfortunate incident. I must say that the indiscretion was not done at the behest, or on behalf of, Vanguard Newspapers. That is why I have serially issued my heartfelt apologies to my Yoruba compatriots both as a group and personally to those whose contacts I possess. Happily, almost all of them have shown uncommon understanding because they know me very well and have followed my work as a journalist closely. Nothing could be further from the wrong notion of “ethnic hatred” some have ascribed to

me. I have enjoyed mutually beneficial relationships with people of Yoruba ethnic stock as with a cross-section of other Nigerians, both high and low. This is probably not the forum to go into details on this because of space constraints. Therefore my apology is total and without reservations. I take the blame for my failure to realise the damage such careless and irresponsible comment could cause. It is a big eye-opener and lesson to me. I regret the trauma this unfortunate episode has caused everybody. I am willing to play any role required of me to end this matter peacefully and promote understanding. I have learned my lessons and I am eager to prove that I have no hatred

for any group whatsoever, not least the Yoruba ethnic group. Their generosity of heart has promoted the corporate existence of Nigeria and provided all Nigerians and even foreigners a condusive environment for selfactualisation. On this note, I completely retract that offensive post because it neither represents what the illustrious Yoruba nation stands for nor my perception of them. I call on all my friends, kith and kin to please join in all efforts to restore confidence, mutual respect and love which were badly shaken since this nightmare started. Thank you, and may God bless you all. And may God bless Nigeria.


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June 12: A prophesy foretold Times Columnist

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Mohammed Adamu

How could a prisoner hale and hearty just a while ago, soon lay dead after a hot, steamy cup of tea? And how could his felled body after such suspicious death, from all its hair follicles soon be drenched, in profuse sweat like, a petal wet in morning dew

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wrote a piece about four years ago, which was at once a eulogy, a lamentation and a prophesy. And it is for the virtual fulfillment of that prophesy last Tuesday, by the Buhari Administration that I think it auspicious to revisit and serve you my ‘ODE TO MKO: A PARODY OF SHAKESPEARE’. Enjoy it. Prologue ‘We will not die in that man’s company that fears his fellowship to die with us. This day, the 12th of June, shall be our day of the ‘Feast of Saint Crispian’. Our version of the martyrdom of the Saints of abnegation. This is the day about which the supremest sacrifice was paid, by ‘one’ so that the tree of our democracy may thrive. Hopefully the day will come when any that shall witness this day will, yearly remind his neighbors and his friends; saying to them ‘this is the day that the gods of ‘democracy’ hath made. Then will he strip his sleeves and show, if he has, the scars of struggle and say with pride ‘these wounds I had in defense of June 12’. Or at least he should tell the story that he knows; or the tale that he had been told, about this historic day of June 12, the ghost of which will know no rest, till it be appeased with the validation of its mandate and the recognition of the martyrdom of its hero, MKO. THE POISONED CHALICE On the 12th day of June, a mandate was given; by the ‘many’ to one worthy of the peoples’ trust. He was a ‘man of the people’. He was a ‘peoples’ man’. The great MKO. My Principal. My liege; and my mentor. The ‘freest and fairest election’, in unison everyone had said; and on account of which states to states, region to region, zone by zone, all in league of amity, were ready to chart a new dawn

for people and country, where ‘though tribe and tongue may have differed, in brotherhood yet we would have stood’. But just then came the off-key note that jarred the hymn of vaunted harmony. The ‘freest’, ‘fairest’ election, soon was cowardly annulled; and the innocent winner cruelly put to jail. And on the 8th day of July after years in their gilded jail, the great MKO was felled at last. Assassinated. For daring to win an election. But that was not even as ironic, as the fact that my Principal breathed his last right before ‘visiting’ secret diplomatic agents of the world’s pre-eminent Policeman, America. Yes, Abiola died in the shadows of the omni-hearing, eagleeyed one, Uncle Sam. But ‘Big Brother’ Sam, for all his vaunted fame, of ‘seeing’ beyond the limits of sight, and of ‘hearing’ beyond the ken of all decibels, on this very day of infamy when my Principal was felled, Uncle Sam said he saw no evil and that he heard no evil. Yet all discerning minds had known, that between Uncle Sam’s merchants of death and our own killer agents of State, a lot had been kept mum, and a lot left unsaid. For how could a prisoner who for years had endured the agony of incarceration, brazing the harangues of operatives of State, how could such a one suddenly die only a couple of minutes to freedom’s gate? How could a prisoner hale and hearty just a while ago, soon lay dead after a hot, steamy cup of tea? And how could his felled body after such suspicious death, from all its hair follicles soon be drenched, in profuse sweat like, a petal wet in morning dew? No! A poisoned chalice was the ‘justice’ that my boss was finally served;

for daring to ask that his mandate be restored. MKO was murdered in mockappeasement of the ghost of the jackbooted, bespectacled one, Abacha; who had just pre-deceased him by a curious administration too, of poisoned ‘apples’. And so to even the score of Abacha’s eminent death, and in mollification of contending tribes and tongues, Abiola too they decided must go. TRAITORS ALL But this was the very top, the height, the crest or crest unto the crest, of murder’s arms; this was the bloodiest shame, the wildest savagery, the vilest stroke, that ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage presented to the tears of soft remorse. All murders past, do stand excused, and this, so unmatchable, shall give a holiness, a purity, to the yet un-begotten sin of times; and this shall prove a deadly bloodshed but a jest, when exampled by this heinous spectacle. The earth had not a hole to hide this heinous deed. Great men, Shakespeare wrote “often die by vile bezonians: A Roman sworder and banditto slave” he said “murdered sweet Tully; Brutus’ bastard hand stabbed Julius Caesar; savage islanders killed Pompey the great” and “Suffolk himself by pirates died”. My Principal the great MKO was felled by the army and politicians of his fatherland. Socrates corrupted the youth they had said; and by the compromised of a shameless Grecian judicial system, the hemlock he too was fed. But my Principal without a proper charge, other than lawfully winning a election, was baited to drink a poisoned tea. A thousand daggers they had hidden in their thoughts; which they had whetted to sharpness

on their stony hearts. THE BOGEY OF ‘MAY 29’ Soon the army of exigency had become the army of mischief. Avoiding remembrance of ‘June 12’ or recognition of the 8th of July. And they came up with a barren May 29 which they claimed was our ‘Democracy Day’. Between the ‘fig’, the ‘olive’ and the tree of ‘vine’, they chose the accursed tree of Jesus that bore no fruits. They chose May 29 in spite of ‘June 12’. What hath this day deserved? What hath it done that it, in golden letters should be set among the high tides in the calendar? If the tree may be known by the fruit, as the fruit by the tree, June twelve is our ‘Democracy Day’. All too soon the political anti-christ has taken over the altar of our sacrifice; undeserving beneficiaries of the struggle have become architects of the new dawn; those with scars to show are mere parenthesis in the essay of our new democracy. All too soon night owls shriek where mountain larks should sing; and “more pity” as they say “that the eagle should be mewed while kites and buzzards prey at liberty. EPILOGUE When is our day of the feast of Saint Crispian? That day is not the 29th day of May! For none there is that day to strip his sleeves and show his scars, and say to the multitude: these wounds I had on May 29. That Day is either the 12th of the month of June when the historic election took place, or the 8th day of July when its winner was put to the scaffold. Between these days an icon was no sooner made than he was felled. Such a mighty rise, dogged so soon by so treacherous a fall! But we grieve not, knowing that he died so that the essay of our new dawn may be made legible. Lie still in thy muted grave my liege MKO. Thy rest is nigh; thy repose will soon come. Thy tongueless tomb will soon be laced with a waxen epitaph; and it shall proclaim: ‘Here lies the President who, in Heaven before the angels, took his oath; and posthumously on earth, is crowned ‘Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria’. Amen, and amen again!


News 16 We’re the authentic APC in Kwara – factional Deputy Chairman Deputy Chairman of Chief Bashir Bolarinwaled faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Kwara, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, has declared the faction as the authentic APC in the state. Samari who made the claim while speaking to newsmen on Wednesday in Ilorin said the faction was made up of members advocating the return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. He claimed that Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, the national Publicity Secretary of the party had no moral right to declare his faction as not recognised in the party. It will be recalled that the party national leadership had recognised the Alhaji Isola Balogun-Fulani led faction as the authentic APC in Kwara after the appeal committee panel sat on the recently held party congresses in the state. According to Samari, the congress held by his faction at the Arca Centre in Ilorin was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari’s loyalists in Kwara. “It is an amalgamation of all Buhari/Osinbajo 2019 re-election support groups in Kwara State against the insinuation of Abdullahi that we are fame seekers,” Samari said. Samari appealed to members and leaders of the party, particularly executives in Abuja to be wary of members of the New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) in APC “as they are out to destroy the party’’. “Committed and loyal leaders of our party should be wary of their likes still hob-nobbling at the national level and to always objectively weigh their counsel,” Samari added. He said that “members of the nPDP led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki will eventually leave APC, but not until they destroyed it. “It is no longer news that Bolaji and his masters are now hell bent at de-marketing our great party before commencing their journey to an unknown destination. “Since it is clear that they are only preparing ground for their eventual exit from the party, we passionately request them to do so on time. “Let it not be like the Yoruba proverb that say when a white man is living, he will defecate on the seat,’’ he said. Samari described the claim of marginalization by nPDP members as frivolous, saying that they were the one that benefitted more than any group from President Buhari’s government. He commended the President for declaring June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria. “We are indeed very proud of our forward looking leader, President Buhari who has shown again that he is committed to the promotion of democratic values,” he said.

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Group raises the alarm over Okorocha’s plan to force civil servants to demonstrate Val Okara, Owerri

A pressure group, The Good Governance Initiative (TGGI), Imo State chapter has raised an alarm over alleged plan by the state government to force civil servants to stage two-day demonstration in support of Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration and condemned the stakeholders of All Progressives Congress

(APC) who were resisting governor’s attempt to impose his son in-law as the next APC flag bearer in the state in 2019. In a joint statement issued in Owerri the state capital yesterday (Wednesday) by the group state coordinator and its secretary Onwuka Nwachukwu and Declan Iwenofor respectively alleged that the governor made the planned solidarity march compulsory to all civil servants

in the state and those that defied the order would be severely dealt with. The group advised Okorocha to withdraw the alleged compulsory protest order and desist from the habit of trying to use the state civil servants as a shield whenever he had misunderstanding with his fellow politicians. “Apart from the fact that the planned demonstration is not in the interest of the generality

of the people of the state, it is well known fact that it is subject to being infiltrated by criminals and political thugs who may unleash mayhem on the demonstrators”. The TGGI (group) therefore, warned that the state governor would be held responsible for any physical harm on any civil servant and other citizen if he (governor) ignored the advices. “We are asking the civil

servants in the state to resist this intimidation by refusing to participate in the planned demonstration. The Imo civil service has the reputation of being one of the best in the country. It will therefore be quite tragic for Imo civil servants to succumb to this type of haranguing at a time when their counterparts in other states are being positively engaged towards, building a better Nigerian nation”.

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (middle), flanked by his Deputy, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro (2nd left); Vice Chairman, Oshimili South Local Government Area, Hon Sunday Obi (2nd right); member representing Aniocha /Oshimili Federal Constituency, Hon Onyemaechi Mrakpor (right), and the Director General, Asaba Capital Teritory Development Agency, Chief Clement Ofuani, during the Commissioning of Kanayo Street, off Denis Osadebe Way, Asaba. Photo: Bripin Enarusai

National convention: Enugu APC endorses Eneukwu, Izunaso, Moghalu for second term Moses Oyediran, Enugu The All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter of the party has endorsed its current national Vice Chairman, SouthEast, Chief Emma Eneukwu ahead of the June 23 national convention. The endorsement was announced in a communiqué issued after a meeting at the party’s secretariat on yesterday. In the communiqué signed by statutory delegates from the State, they also disclosed support for the current national organizing secretary of the party, Senator Osita Izunaso and the national auditor of the party, Chief George Moghalu. State chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who read the communiqué issued at the

end of the meeting, which was also attended by the State Working Committee members of the party, said all the existing zoning arrangements of the party remains. The development is not unconnected to a press statement issued by a certain group in the State, which is rooting for Chief Onyemuche Nnamani as Eneukwu’s replacement. But the party said such people should be discountenanced as they were only merely in a task to destabilize the APC in Enugu State and eventually deny President Muhammadu Buhari votes in 2019. The communiqué read in part, “Chief Hon. Emma Eneukwu having performed excellently well and being an indigene of Udi Local

Government Area has the support of the entire Enugu State delegates to the APC national convention. “That we condemn in totality any attempt by anybody no matter how highly placed to destabilize the agreed zoning arrangement in the State, previously established by leaders of the party in 2014, as it relates to party positions. “That we commend the national convention committee of the APC in all of its efforts in planning a hitch-free national convention. “Enugu State APC cannot be cowed by cowed by anybody, no matter any previous position you may have held, or the position the person may occupy. We must learn that new leaders must emerge; we can’t continue to lead this country

with our past glory. “Everyday new leaders emerge; the world is calling for new leaders. Very recently, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Not Too Young to Run Bill into law, this shows progressive leadership.” “Those who have been either past governor, past senator or past this or that must allow new leaders to emerge, must allow those who are leading well to lead. We cannot be cowed by those who joined us from PDP. “If PDP was a great party, where they had served as either senator or SSG, they should have remained in PDP; we built APC, we established APC in Enugu State. So, we cannot be pushed around. “People believe that politics is about their village that politics is about those who bear

the same surname with them. “Today, Enugu State APC has taken a stand, we cannot have a state chairman from Nkanu West and Vice Chairman, Nkanu West it can’t help us in election. People here are not in APC because Buhari won, they have been here even when APC was yet to be accepted, when people called us all sorts of names, including Boko Haram. Some of us we almost ostracized. We cannot, therefore, at this stage allow latter day converts push us aside. “For emphasis, Emma Enuekwu, George Moghalu, Osita Izunaso are our choice, we are 100 percent behind our leaders. They are our National Working Committee members from South-East,” it further stated.


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Old Federal Secretariat: Babalakin defeats AMCON Peter Fowoyo, Lagos Respite, on Wednesday, came the way of business mogul, Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), as a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos dismissed a debt recovery suit brought against him by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria(AMCON). The suit was filed in a bid to takeover the land known as the Federal Secretariat Complex, Ikoyi Lagos. Besides, Justice Ibrahim Buba, yesterday also awarded the sum N3 billion damages against the Federal Government

Anambra Govt renovates 116 non-functional boreholes

Anambra State Government says it has renovated about 116 boreholes as part of efforts to increase the state residents’ access to potable water. The Programme Manager for Anambra Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Mr Victor Ezekwo, said this at a two-day Media Dialogue organised by UNICEF in Awka on Wednesday. Ezekwo said that another 380 borehole projects were at the Tenders Board for approval by the state government. He said that the state government, through the UNICEF-sponsored Water Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) project, had intervened in four Local Government Areas of Anambra East, Aguata, Nnewi North and Idemili South. He said that 50 schools had also been provided with WASH facilities which include separate toilets for males and females. According to him, 57 solarpowered rural water supply boreholes are at various stages of completion in these local governments. Ezekwo, however, decried the spate of water facility vandalism at some sites in the state, saying it was hampering efforts by the government and donor agencies at solving the water needs of the people. He, therefore, advised host communities to take full ownership of these installations to enhance the sustainability of the interventions. Mr Jonathan Ekhator, UNICEF WASH Specialist, Enugu Office, expressed delight over the implementation level of WASH projects in the state. Ekhator said that remarkable success had been recorded in the area of attitudinal change of the people towards unhealthy practices such as open air defecation and poor menstrual hygiene. The dialogue was aimed at enhancing the mastery of journalists in the reportage of sanitation and hygiene matters.

and AMCON in favour of the senior advocate for publishing his name in ThisDay Newspaper of February 5, 2016 as a bank debtor. AMCON had dragged Babalakin and one of his companies, Resort International Ltd to court in November 2012, seeking an order for the repayment of the sum of N20.5bn comprising principal sum and accrued interest as at October 2011 on various loan facilities allegedly granted to the businessman and personally guaranteed by his company. AMCON also sought the court for an order granting it the power of sale or disposal of a parcel of land known as Alma Beach property, and the parcel of land known as the Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase 1 & 2, Ikoyi in partial or final liquidation of the debt. Specifically, AMCON asked the court to grant it the power of sale or disposal of all the fuel hydrant tanks situated at the Domestic Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International

Airport, owned by the Ist defendant and given as security for the debt, or in the alternative, an order of the court appointing AMCON as Receivers over the business and assets of Resort International Ltd and Wale Babalakin for the purpose of managing same to fully realize the alleged judgment debt. In a counter-claim, however, Babalakin and his company contended that they are not indebted to AMCON but that a N4 billion facility offer to the company is an equity contribution which was wrongly classified as a loan from First Bank Plc,. They also claimed that it was not a loan that they are obligated to repay with interest and same can not be acquired by AMCON. They therefore asked the court to set aside the purported loan for being inconsistent with the provisions of the AMCON Act (2010) as amended and the CBN guideline for the operations of AMCON and to declare same as illegal, null and void and of no

effect whatsoever. The Counter-Claimants further contend that the publication of their names and that of their Directors by the AMCON in the list of delinquent debtors in relation to loan facilities purportedly acquired by the 1st Defendant which are the subjects of pending suits between the CounterClaimants and the Defendants is unconstitutional, illegal, an infringement of the rights of the Counter-Claimants and an affront to the judicial powers of the Honourable Court and the administration of justice system. In his judgment, Justice Buba agreed with the arguments of the counter-claimants and dismissed the claims of the Federal Government and AMCON. The court ordered the claimants (FG and AMCON) to publish a full and complete retraction and apology to the counter-claimants (Babalakin and his company) in three national dailies and to forward to them a written undertaking

that it will cease from publishing similar allegations . Justice Buba also ordered the Federal Government to comply with the terms of the arbitral award rendered on December 3, 2015 which awarded N55 billion to the counter-claimants. The judge also held that the counter-claimants is not indebted to AMCON in the sum of N21 billion or any sum whatsoever arising from the facility purportedly acquired from Zenith Bank Plc., and First Bank of Nigeria Plc. The court further declared that the Loan Purchase and Limited Servicing Agreement entered into between Babalakin and First Bank of Nigeria PLC on April 6, 2011 for the purported acquisition of the Loan Rights of First Bank of Nigeria PLC in the sum of N18,843,081,673. is inconsistent with the provisions of the AMCON Act 2010 (as amended) and the CBN Guidelines for the Operations of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria issued on 15th November 2010 and

therefore illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever. The court therefore set aside the Loan Purchase and Limited Servicing Agreement for being illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever. Justice Buba also ordered AMCON to immediately discharge and release to Babalakin all collaterals, guarantees and assets held by it and / or any of the Banks in connection with the facility and ensure the return of the original title documents in respect of such collaterals to the CounterClaimant. The collaterals ordered to be returned by the court included: leasehold interest in the Federal Secretariat Complex Phase I and II Ikoyi, Lagos for a term of 99 years, domiciliation of proceeds from the sale of luxury apartments from the Federal Secretariat Complex Phase I and II Ikoyi, Lagos and fixed Charge over Fuel Hydrant Tanks situate at the Domestic Wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson (6th L), and his Deputy, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah Retd (5th L), pose for a group photograph with 5-time Champions of the Milo National Schools Basketball Championships (Female Category), St Judes’ Girls Secondary School, Amarata, when they presented their Championship Trophies to the Governor in Government House, Yenagoa. Photo by Michael Owi.

Dokubo pledges to reintegrate ex-agitators Coordinator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Prof. Charles Dokubo, on Wednesday, promised that trained Niger Delta Ex-agitators would be reintegrated through effective empowerment for development of the country. Dokubo gave this promise when he visited the Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Bayo Onanuga in Abuja. He said that the objective of the programme was sustenance of peace, security and development in the Niger Delta. He said that his administration was ready to move the programme from

demobilisation to reintegration process, whereby the trained participants of the programme would be independent and employers of labour. “Those who have been trained in vocational skills and were given access to the programme will be employed so as not to depend solely on government’s stipends. “I am here to learn a lot and also to tell you how far this project has been driven since I came into the office. “I came to an office that has been mainly dysfunctional, but I’m trying to put things together in such a way that it could attain the height that has been set for it.

“It is not easy, there are a lot of challenges on the way, but we believe that with the collaboration of agencies like NAN and the dedicated staff we have in the office now, we can always meet the goal that we set for ourselves. “My objective and mission after my appointment is to move the organisation out of demobilisation to reintegration,’’ he said. According to the coordinator, the amnesty programme is based on two stances such as security and development. “This is because without security there could be no development. We all know that Niger Delta region is just

coming out from post conflict. “So, how do we put on institutions, build infrastructures to enable the citizens of that region to believe that the government is working for them? “Training and retraining of beneficiaries of the programme will be accorded top priority. In his remark, Managing Director, NAN, appreciated Dokubo and pledged the agency’s readiness to deliver services when needed. Onanuga, who noted the difficulties in managing issues that concerns youth, said that through its vision and mission, the Amnesty programme would overcome the challenges.

“Especially, now that you’re moving from the stage of paying the ex-agitators stipends to having them trained and gainfully employed thereby making them to be fully reintegrated into the society. The managing director also noted that with this vision, the ex-agitators would be economically empowered and relevant to the country, because they will contribute their own quota to the development of the country. Onanuga also assured the coordinator that the agency would continue to support the programme to ensure that it achieved its aims and objectives. (NAN)


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Party advises FG to decentralise access to electricity Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP), has advised the Federal Government to focus on decentralising access to electricity from the national grid by encouraging off-grid solutions and other forms of renewable energy sources. The Party National Spokesperson, Mr Sesugh Akume gave the advice in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja. Akume said that the off-grid solutions such as solar, wind, and other forms of renewable energy sources and deployment of embedded power will address power generation, transmission, and distribution

within specified locations. Akume said that investments in the national grid had not yielded value for money in decades, adding that it was best to focus on the alternative solution which was working well for other countries. “If the sector will not be encouraged and supported, it is better to let it be than to kill it.’’ Akume said that the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola had earlier called for ideas from the public in February on what to do with the 2,000 Megawatts of ‘stranded power’. He decried the situation where electricity is generated

but wasted because of the compromised state of national grid which lacked the capacity to transmit same to all nooks and crannies of the federation. “Nothing emphasises the need for alternative options more than this.’’ Akume said. He lamented that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) had imposed a five per cent/10 per cent import duty on solar panels necessary for deploying electricity by solar system. Akume said that the new imposition was a disincentive to spreading electricity accessibility for Nigerians and an outright contravention

and violation of the Federal Government law: CET Code 8541.4010.00. He said that the law puts import duty on solar panels at 0% in order to encourage wider adoption of alternative and renewable sources of electricity, with focus on solar energy. According to him, the consequence of the NCS action was that cost of solar power installations had become more expensive and difficult to access. He said that it was stifling the operation of the industry that was supposed to provide an alternative for alleviating Nigeria’s poor electric power woes.

Akume noted that other dangers in having and executing this incoherent electricity energy policy was that it would derail Nigeria’s plan to generate 30% of electricity through renewable sources by 2030. Akume noted that in spite public outcry and repeated calls to draw the attention of the Federal Government to the anomaly, it had remained mute and unconcerned. “The Federal Government may be deliberately killing the solar energy sector, in order to promote the use of generator sets in spite of its high cost of fueling and maintenance, aside toxic fumes and other

OSOPADEC plans to nurture swimmers from riverine areas The Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC), says plans are underway to ensure that talented swimmers from the riverine areas of the state are nurtured to stardom. OSOPADEC’S Chairman, Mr Gbenga Edema, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Wednesday after a football novelty match between staff of the commission and

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) at the Ondo Sports Complex. The “keenly’’ contested novelty match ended 1-1. Edema said plans had been concluded to hone the skills of talented swimmers to stardom through exposure to regular competitions. He said that his administration would exploit the innate swimming talents of the natives of the riverine

areas such as Ilaje, Ese Odo and Igbokoda, and deploy experts that would take the swimmers through the rudiments of the sport. “We are celebrating in commemoration of the World Environment Day, before the end of the year, we will start a competition in swimming which is synonymous with our area. “We will support and show that swimming is not only

for recreation but it has many benefits and we will create a competition that will be attractive enough for youths of the area,’’ he said. On the novelty match, the chairman said it was in commemoration of World Environment Day which took place on June 6. Edema added that the commission was collaborating with agencies in charge of the environment to help maintain a

beautiful coastline and prevent environmental hazard in its mandate area. He said the workers were happy to participate in the game as it was a form of exercise for them. He later challenged parents, who were in the habit of denying their wards the opportunity to participate in a sport of their choice to ensure that such talents were not wasted.

environmental health hazards associated with the continued usage. “By killing the solar energy market, the Federal Government is consciously or unwittingly protecting the interests of generator-import industry. This further begs the question, whether the present government has its priorities right.’’ Akume said that the Federal Government had not been able to resolve the electricity crisis in the country and was rather making the bad situation worse through faulty policy directions, cutthroat measures, and disincentives. He said that according to Rural Electrification Agency (REA), 100 million Nigerians, about 75 per cent of the total population were not connected to the national grid. “Sixty three million of this population does not live within a one kilometre radius of the nearest electricity pole. “Also According to the Power Generation Report by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing released on 9th April 2018, eight out of Nigeria’s 27 power plants were at a time shut down due to gas line and frequency management constraints.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION LICENCE PURSUANT TO SECTION 70 (2) OF THE ELECTRIC POWER SECTOR REFORM ACT Eko Blueline Utilities Limited whose office is situated at 16, Rasheed Alaba Williams Street Off Admiralty Way Lekki Phase 1 Lagos hereby gives notice that it has made an application to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission whose principal office is situated at Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone, AOO, Central Business District, Abuja for an electricity distribution licence to enable them operate in Blueline Independent Power Project (BIPP), Mile 2, Lagos State.

Notice is hereby given that persons who have objections to the grant of the licence should send their written comments clearly articulating the basis for any objection within 21 days of this publication to: Chairman Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission Plot 1387, Cadastral Zone, AOO, Central Business District Abuja, FCT


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Christian Youth Association lauds JAMB’s performance

The Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), says the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) deserves commendation by all Nigerians following its recent excellent performance. National President of the association, Mr Daniel Kadzai, disclosed this in an interview with news men on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, the association deemed it necessary to present an award to the board following the outcome of its fact finding mission on the activities of the JAMB, where it discovered the board deserved the gesture. Kadzai said that it was time for the country to stop politicising every

issue, especially those that might threaten the peaceful coexistence of the citizens. He stressed the need to join hands with those who are genuinely ready to build the country. “Let us call a spade, a spade. If one is doing what is right, we must not use religion, politics or otherwise to destroy it, especially when we do not have the facts. “We must note that the social media is there, ready to distribute all sorts of rumours and stories that are not confirmed which can give room to chaos.” Kadzai explained that the association recently visited the board on a fact finding mission on the controversial Arabic inclusion in the recently

conducted Police recruitment examination by the board. He noted that the visit followed allegations that the board compelled candidates, especially of the Christians to answer Arabic questions against their wish. “Before going to JAMB, I called some people whom I know sat for the exams in Mubi, Adamawa and they told me they were not forced to write in Arabic. “And at the meeting, it was quite revealing as we also noted and observed the fairness, transparency and equitable way in which the board operated. “That is how a public agency should be managed. “In as much as we came with complaints, as Christians

whose Bible teaches love and truth; we must equally promote love among one another and also say things the way we see them.” Kadzie also said that the delegation did not only went to hear from the board on what transpired but to also offer its support towards providing excellence service to the people and not to condemn the board for doing its job. According to him, ours is to always raise questions where necessary, seek clarification on policies and to support any Nigerian who is working for the development of the nation. “From what we saw, we have no doubt that the JAMB Registrar is one Nigerian that deserves our commendations for his performance and

sincerity of purpose. “We also urged the registrar to use his influence, as a strategic personality, to help address government policies and appointments that seem to favour one side of the religion which is building up unimaginable mutual suspicion among the people.” He commended the registrar for the “unprecedented” remittance of over N7.8billion to government’s coffers. He said his efforts to enhance the welfare of his staff were also noticeable and commendable. According to him, it was difficult to reconcile the total sum with the previous record reported to have been remitted to the Federal Government in the past.

SEMA sensitises Kaduna residents on flood issues The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has started sensitising residents to early-warning flood signals in the floodprone areas of the Kaduna metropolis. The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Mr Ben Kure, said this on Wednesday in an interview

with journalists in Kaduna. He said that the agency had embarked on the public sensitisation campaign in flood prone-areas around Kigo Road, Nassarawa, Gonin Gora and Unguwar Romi in Kaduna. Kure stressed that the campaign was undertaken because of the need to remind

the residents of the need to relocate from flood-prone areas to safer places, in view of the predictions of Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET). According to him, the state government has made adequate arrangements to cater for potential Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in

the flood-prone areas. He, however, urged the residents to get ready for their relocation at the slightest indication of major flooding of nearby rivers and streams. He also said that in the event of flooding, public primary schools would be used as temporary IDPs camps. Kure advised the residents

of the state to heed the advice of the state government to relocate from flood-prone areas to safer places. He also urged the residents to clear the drainage channels in their neighbourhoods, while refraining from dumping garbage in the drainage channels so as to prevent their blockage.

L-R: Special Adviser on Education to Oyo State governor, Dr. Bisi Akin-Alabi; Vice Chancellor, Technical University, Ibadan, Prof. Ayobami Salami; and Managing Director, West Africa ENGR Limited, Mr. Paul O’Callaghan, during a press conference to herald the first Hackathon on environmental issues in Nigeria, being organised by the state, in collaboration with WAEL, at the university, Ibadan... on Wednesday. Photo: Governor’s Office

Police probe alleged killing of monarch, restore peace to Enugu community The Police Command in Enugu State has commenced investigations into the killing of Igwe Steven Nwatu, the traditional ruler of Ogbozinne autonomous community, Akpugo, Nkanu West Local Government Area of the state. The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, disclosed

this to journalists in Enugu on Wednesday, describing the incident as unfortunate and barbaric. Amaraizu said that the command would never fold its hands and allow the alleged perpetrators of the dastard act go scot free. Some of the subjects on Monday allegedly killed the

traditional ruler over protracted town union leadership. The leadership tussle was said to have lasted for more than 10 years. Over 200 houses were allegedly razed by a group in the community loyal to the monarch. Amarizu said the command had put in place, mechanisms to

track down the perpetrators of the dastard act. “We have launched an investigation into the unfortunate and barbaric incident. The command has also launched a massive manhunt for the penetrators of the crime. “They will not go scot free and I believe sooner or later they will definitely be in police

net over this sacrilege they have committed,’’ he said. The spokesman, however, said that the command had deployed some officers and men to the community and returned normalcy there. “As I speak, we have both uniformed and plain-clothed officers as well as investigators in the community,’’ he said.

Customs Unit Ikeja intercepts contraband valued N1.40bn The Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U.) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, has intercepted contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.34 billion and through interventions, recovered N59.50 million. The Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, made this known while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that the seizures were made between May 16 and June 12. According to him, the DPV of the seizures and interventions within the period under review accumulated to N1.40 billion. The interventions were made from duty payments and demand notices on general goods that tried to beat the system from seaports, airports and border stations in the guise of false declaration. He said that 12 suspects were arrested in connection with the 112 seizures. Uba said that the seizures were: 15 vehicles including three Toyota C-HR (2018 model); 1 Toyota Camry LE 2018; 1 Toyota Prado 2018; 1 Toyota Hilux 2017; 1 Ford F150 2017; 1 Pajero Jeep 2017; and 1 Mercedes Benz 2017, among others. “Other seizures include 9,049 bags of foreign parboiled rice in 15 trailers; 1,464 cartons of frozen poultry products; 870 jerry cans of vegetable oil; 273 bales of used clothing; and 592 pieces of used tyres. “A total of four containers have been seized for false declaration. Two of the containers were carrying 8,633 pieces of empty cylinders as against plumbing materials declared in their Single Goods Declaration (SGD) forms. “The other two containers had 120 bales of new jeans as against punching machines declared in the SGD,’’ the controller said. According to him, to ensure full implementation of the government policy banning the importation of rice through land borders and following headquarters’ directive, the command has re-strategised its operational modalities. The controller said that the command had continued to beam its searchlight on the creeks, waterside and at various locations in Southwest zone, which led to the massive seizure of rice within the period under review. Uba said that the unit would continue to ensure that smugglers within its areas of jurisdiction count their losses until they repent from sabotaging the economy. He said, “As you already know, smuggling is a global phenomenon that cannot be eradicated entirely but if all hands are on deck it will be reduced to its barest minimum.’’


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Selectivity: EFCC vindicated by Nyame’s, Dariye’s convictions — Spokesman Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says recent conviction of All Progressives Congress (APC)’s two prominent members has vindicated it against accusations of selectivity in its fight against graft. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. Uwujaren was referring to Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye, both former twoterm governors of Taraba and Plateau, respectively. Two weeks ago, a High Court in Abuja convicted and sentenced Nyame to 14 years in prison for misappropriating state funds while in office as governor.

On Tuesday, the same court, presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko, found Dariye guilty of diverting N1.16 billion Ecological funds meant for his state to personal use, and also jailed him for 14 years. Uwujaren stated that the convictions had “put a lie to the often repeated charge by critics and cynics that the EFCC (the prosecutor) is lukewarm in prosecuting chieftains of the ruling party for corruption’’. He said, “Both trials had been ongoing for 11 years and towards the end of the proceedings, the two convicts changed their political camps, moving from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling APC. “Dariye, who won election into the Senate on the platform of the PDP, decamped to the ruling APC at a critical phase of

his trial, when the prosecution had called all its vital witnesses and conviction appeared imminent. “Not surprisingly, this fuelled speculation that the gambit was a calculated move to stave off imminent conviction. “But rather than slow proceedings, his trial accelerated, forcing the defence to close its case, thus setting the stage for the judgment of June12.” The EFCC spokesman said Mr Mohammed Dakingari, a former Accountant-General of Kebbi and member of the APC was also convicted of corruption and sentenced to 70 years in prison. He added that former Gov. Orji Kalu of Abia was still undergoing prosecution in court by the EFCC even after crossing to the APC.

The commission, according to him, has closed its case in that matter after calling several witnesses. “But, rather than open his defence, Kalu elected to file a ‘no case submission’. “It will be up to the court to determine whether the commission has presented enough evidence to warrant him to enter his defence. “From these cases, Nigerians can now appreciate the fact that the EFCC is apolitical, blind to the political colours and affiliations of crime suspects. “It will be foolhardy for any politically-exposed person under prosecution to think that mere change of political affiliation will guarantee immunity from prosecution. “Rather than entertain idle gossips who thrive on haranguing the EFCC with charges of selectivity, these

two recent convictions offer Nigerians the opportunity to better appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of the commission.” Uwujaren noted that EFCC’s efforts could be better appreciated when viewed against the huge resources in money and man-hours that went into proving the cases against the two former governors. He recalled that both cases went up to the Supreme Court on preliminary issues. “Particularly in the case of Dariye, one of the witnesses, Peter Clark , a former detective of the Metropolitan Police, came several times to give evidence only for proceedings to be frustrated with forced adjournments by Dariye’s lawyers. “His passage from the UK to Nigeria and back was at the expense of Nigeria tax payers,” he said.

British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright (2nd left), Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, during the courtesy visit of the British envoy to the EFCC headequarters in Abuja . . .on Wednesday

NUT Enugu chapter gets new chairman Mr Theophilus Odo has been elected as the chairman of National Union of Teachers (NUT) Enugu chapter to spearhead the union affairs for the next four years. Odo was elected unopposed on Wednesday along with others to lead in Enugu. Speaking before the announcement of the members of the new administration, the chief returning officer Mr Jamiu Idris said that the executives were elected unopposed. Idris who is the Secretary NUT Kwara State noted that

this was the first time that Enugu NUT chapter had people elected unopposed. He urged them to work in harmony to take the union to a greater height and also to accommodate programmes to better the welfare of the teachers. In his acceptance speech, Odo thanked the union, adding that he was highly honoured for the privilege given to them to serve. “I appreciate the immediate past administration under the pragmatic leadership of Mr

Paul Nnaji whom did much for the teachers and I pray God to reward you favourably. He reminded the teachers that they were the major stakeholders in the education of children adding that no nation could rise above the quality of its teacher. “Furthermore, let me remind the newly elected state officers that to whom much is given, much is also expected. “Teachers of Enugu State have entrusted their welfare into our hands and I hereby urge all of us to work together

and justify this confidence reposed on us. “To my comrades who were not elected today, I assured you that you have virtually lost nothing because we will always work with you to ensure that the interests of our teachers are protected,’’ he said. In his farewell addresses, former Chairman Paul Nnaji thanked the members for sticking with him for the years he has paddled the state union affairs. “In my tenure, there has

been a team work and we are not dissolving the office of the chairmanship but serving out. “I want to thank you all for your maximum supports you gave me during my tenure and I will equally want you to do the same to the new executive for the purpose of continuity. Other executive members elected were Messrs Christopher Isife as the deputy chairman, Philip Mba as treasurer, Sylvanus Egbo as the publicity secretary while Mrs Cecilia Atigwe emerged the Secretary.

NSCDC denies allegation of clamp down on Peace Corps The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has denied allegation of interfering in the activities of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN). A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had declared the clamp down on the Peace Corps by NSCDC as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional. The court also barred the corps from interfering in the lawful activities of the Peace Corps in the 36 states of the federation and Abuja. The corps Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Emmanuel Okeh, said this on Wednesday in Abuja. Okeh said the corps was only following directives from the Minister of Interior to checkmate the activities of the PCN personnel operating as illegal private security guards. He said that NSCDC discovered that personnel of the Peace Corps were illegally deployed to guard some locations. “Their personnel were deployed to guard schools, shopping centres, businesses and some offices, which is the job of private security guard companies,” he said. The spokesman said that the peace corps was asked to register with the NSCDC before they could operate as private guards. He said that it was the responsibility of corps to regulate and monitor the activities of private guards in the country. “When you begin to send your personnel to engage in guard duties, you have encroached into the job of private security guards companies, “It is one of our mandates to checkmate the activities of private guard companies and that is what we are doing.” he said. Responding, the PCN, National Commandant, Dr Dickson Akoh, said that there had been a gross misconception between the activities of private security guard companies and officers of the PCN posted to guard locations. “We don’t operate as private guards in schools, we operate as officers posted to schools to monitor the conduct of students, enforce discipline and ensure students conform to school rules and regulations. “The functions of private guards involve security, which is different from what we do,” he said. The PCN boss said that the corps would not be registered as a private guard company. “We are not registered under the same law that established private guards but we are a voluntary uniform youth organisation,” he said.


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CREATING ENTREPRENEURS OUT OF RURAL WOMEN INITIATIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. OLAMIDE JACOBS ALABI ----CHAIRMAN 2. OLASENI OLANIYI 3. MARY OMOYEME MUSA....SECRETARY 4 EMMANUEL BOLARINWA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. CREATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP OUT WOMEN IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. OBJECTIVES 2. REACH OUT TO UNREACHED WOMEN IN RURAL, PERI -URBAN COMMUNITIES AND THOSE IN TROUBLED ZONES. 3. TO TRAIN AND EXPOSE WOMEN ON ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT. 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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GREAT SOCCER AMBASSADORS SPORTS CLUB 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. PRINCE. ONYEBUCHI AKAGHA - CHAIRMAN 2. ENEBE SUNDAY AMINU - GENERAL SECRETARY 3. AKINMADE ADESETO ADEPELUMI - FINANCIAL SECRETARY 4. OMOTOSHO WILLIAMS ROTIMI - CLUB COACH 5. ADEYANJU .O. ADENIRAN - BOARD SECRETARY 6. HENRY OGUNBOR - CLUB PRESIDENT 7. DENNIS NWODO - CHIEF DISCIPLINARIAN AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO FOSTER PEACE AND UNITY AMONG MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. MELETUS IGWURUBE 08063312158

OVERFLOWING GRACE BELIEVERS ASSEMBLY INTERNATIONAL

THE DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD, DAUGHTERS AND SONS OF ZION, MOTHER MARY IMMACULATE MISSIONARY INTERNATIONAL CONGREGATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CHURCH HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES: 1. OYOR GODSPOWER - GENERAL OVERSEER. 2. GODSPOWER MABEL - MEMBER. 3. ONYEISI VICTOR MIRACLE - SECRETARY. 4. ANDREW EMWANTA - MEMBER. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO CONGREGATE AS A CHURCH AND WORSHIP GOD. 2. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL. PUT SMILE TO THE FACES OF THE HOPELESS. ANY OBJECTION TO THE PROPOSED REGISTRATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL OF THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: BARR. EKPENISI EMMANUEL 08060035089

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. OKORAFOR THERESA CHIDIMMA 2. CHIMUANYA EMEKA JOHN 3. IROEGBU JONAS CHIMUANYA 4. AHUCHOGU ANASTASIA CHIKAODI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO SUPPORT THE LESS PRIVILEDGED THROUGH SPONSORING THEIR EDUCATION BY BULDING SCHOOLS IN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES 2. TO SUPPORT THE LESS PRIVILEDGED BY SPONSORING THEIR MEDICAL CARE AND DONATING HOSPITAL BUILDINGS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES 3. TO SUPPORT THE ORPHANGE CHILDREN BY BUILDING A MODERN ORPHANAGES FOR THEIR UPKEEP. 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

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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UKWUMANGO SOCIAL CLUB

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE 1: IBEANU HILLARY ARINZECHUKWU 2: MRS TONY-NWEZE MAKUOCHUKWU TILDA -SECRETARY 3: ONYEBUEKE KELVIN OBIOMA 4: UDEZE SOMTO GREAT 5: EGWUEKWE ANWULIKA LAURETTA 6: CHIAMA KOSISOCHUKWU FERNANDEZ 7: ONOVOH THEOPHILUS 8: ODOH OBUMNEME GREGORY 9: UDEAGHA KINGSLEY 10: OKENYI CHUKWUDI IFESINACHI AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO FOSTER UNITY, CARE FOR WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT OF MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED :- MRS TONY-NWEZE MAKUOCHUKWU TILDA

THE COMFORTER INTERNATIONAL WORSHIP CENTRE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1) APOSTLE ABUTU HASSAN LUKE - CHAIRMAN (2) ABUTU SUNDAY ANOINTED -SECRETARY. (3) ISAH CICILIA AYE -TREASURER AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

LET’S CHAT INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ADETAYO CHRIS ADEDEJI 2. ADENIYI BASHIR ADEWALE 3. UKEJE CHARLES UGOCHUKWU 4. AKINNUKAWE ESTHER YETUNDE 5. BOLAJI SLADE AKINREMI 6. OJELEYE OLUKUNLE ADERINOYE 7. DIKE KINGSLEY NZELEGU 8. AKANO TIMOTHY OLUKAYODE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. PROMOTING CONTINUING EDUCATION AMONG MEMBERS 2. FOSTERING STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS AMONG MEMBERS 3. PROVIDING MENTORSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TO MEMBERS 4. SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DEPT OF OAU. 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

THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS IN RESPECT OF THE PROPERTY LOCATED IN 3RDAVENUE 312 ROAD C CLOSE BLOCK 5 FLAT 12, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS WHICH BELONGS TO LATE CSC HALIDU A.I ARE HEREBY DECLARED MISSING. • LETTERS OF ALLOCATION • CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY • DEED OF ASSIGNMENT ALL EFFORTS TO RECOVER THE SAID DOCUMENTS HAVE PROVED ABORTIVE. TAKE NOTICE: THE LEGAL/PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OF LATE CSC HALIDU A.I ARE BILKISU AMINU AHMED, AZAD AHMED HALIDU AND AMIRA AHMED HALIDU THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE PROPERTY REFERRED TO IS NOT FOR SALE. ANY ATTEMPT TO INTERFERE WITH, DEAL OR SELL THE PROPERTY BY ANY PERSONS OTHER THAN THE LEGAL/PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES IS ILLEGITIMATE, ILLEGAL AND UNLAWFUL.

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. AYINLA ROMOKE 2. AYINLA CALEB OLALEKAN 3. MR OLADIPO OLUMIDE GBENGA 4. AWOLEYE TIMOTHY OLUSEGUN AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO CHAT ON ISSUES THAT WILL BENEFIT THE 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, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

GREENFIELD NEEDY HERITAGE FOUNDATION

THE SPIRIT AND APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY CHURCH

UDOKA UNITED BROTHERS CLUB OF NIGERIA, ABUJA BRANCH

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED FOUNDATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OMEJE GEOFFREY CHINEDUM 2. OMEJE ABIGAIL CHINONSO THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO ASSIST 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 , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OLADIGBO, CLEMENT OLANIYI- GENERAL OVERSEER 2. OLADIGBO, YEMISI LYDIA 3. OYEWOLE, FOLAKEMI G - SECRETARY 4. AJAYI, EUNICE BOSE 5. MRS YUSUF, RUTH TEMITOPE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO ALL NATION 2. TO BRING SALVATION, DELIVERANCE, HEALING, PROSPERITY AND RESTORATION TO THE TOTAL MAN 3. TO CHANGE LIVES WITH GOD’S WORDS 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 BY OLAITAN OLABODE & CO -SOLICITORS SUITE B5, IKEJA LOCAL AIRPORT OFFICE COMPLEX, NO 118, AGEGE MOTOR ROAD, IKEJA, LAGOS

AJIBODE OKE-OSA PROGRESSIVE FARMERS ASSOCIATION

PRINCESS KELS AND FOLASHADE WOMEN EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES ARE: 1. FATUNBI ADEKOLA OLAYINKA - PRESIDENT 2.AYODELE BAMIDELE SAMUEL - SECRETARY 3.FATUNBI CALEB OLA . AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE PEACE AND UNITY AMONGST 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: SECRETARY

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED FOUNDATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT,1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. FOLASHADE ELIZABETH OLATUNDE = CHAIRLADY 2. OLUSEGUN ABAYOMI AKINOSHO = SECRETARY 3. TIJANI OLORUNWA KHAERULLA = TREASUER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO HELP THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY AND THE MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION. 2. TO SUPPLY MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS TO CHILDREN HOSPITAL AND LESS PRIVILEGED. ANY OBJECTION TO THE 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 FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: FOLASHADE ELIZABETH OLATUNDE

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) OGBU EMMANUEL CHISOM (2) MONSO OGBU (3) UGWU CHINOSO (4) IKE IDOKO AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PROMOTE THE INTEREST OF MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: OYEWALE OLUSGUN ESQ.

NANA PRIMARY SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1 OF 1990. NPS ALUMNI TRUSTEES 1. MR. ANDY ESUN – 2. MR. JOSHUA BUKAR – 3. MARTIN ENE EDAH ESQ. – 4. MRS. MONICA OMORODION-SWAIDA 5. HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE MICHAEL NDUKA OBI – AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY, UNDERSTANDING AND FRIENDLY CO-OPERATION AMONG ALL ALUMNI OF THE SCHOOL IRRESPECTIVE OF AGE, SEX, CREED, COLOUR, RELIGION OR ETHNICITY. 2. TO ESTABLISH A FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND PROMOTION OF SCHOLARSHIP AND TO PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE IN IMPROVING PUPILS WELFARE IN THE SCHOOL. 3. TO SERVE JOINTLY AND SEVERALLY AS A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR THE PUPILS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SCHOOL. ANY OBJECTION TO THE 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 FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


Companies Registration 22 DE-ACCORD TRANSPORT COMPANY OWNERS ASSOCIATION OJODU LAGOS-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,1990. TRUSTEES: 1) ADEBESO AKEEB ADIO - CHAIRMAN 2) SULAIMON ABDULWASIU ADIGUN - SECRETARY 3) ABDUL - AHMED SULATMON I. 4) SALAMI JUBRIL AREMU 5) SULAIMON ABDULRASAQ KAYODE 6) ABDULRAZAK ABDULGANIL ABA 7) THABTT ABDULWASTU AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG MEMBERS 2. TO ENLIGHTEN AND EDUCATE MEMBERS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY ON THE ROAD. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYIRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI, ABUJA, WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

GLORIOUS AND HOLY VIRTUE INT’L MINISTRY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. NELLY IBEABUCHI. - CHAIRMAN 2. NNAMDI GODSWILL IBEABUCHI. - SECRETARY 3. OHAERI ROSE. 4. ANDREW UKAVBE UFOMA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

CAPITAL CITY ROYAL FRIENDS CLUB

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. OGABA HILARY SUNDAY. 2. EZE OKECHUKWU FRANKLINE-PAUL .3. UBA EUGENE. 5. ANYANWU JOHNMARK GOODLUCK. 6. OMATTAH VICTOR BABA. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE UNITY AMONG MEMBER 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

GLORIOUS BRIDE OF CHRIST INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. APOSTLE JOSHUA NWANOSIKE 2. EVANG. (MRS) CHINWE NWANOSIKE. 3. SIS. CHIGOZIRIM CHIJIOKE. 4. SIS. MAGDALENE AFOLABI. 5. BRO. CHRISTOPHER OKEGBE 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, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: CHRIS OKEGBE, ESQ

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WARRI BOYS ASSOCIATION

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEE ARE: 1. CAPT. AUSTIN ANIANU 2. MR. PIUS ENAKERAKPO 3. MR. DEDE MABIAKU 4. MR. OVIE OGHENEKARO 5. MR. PETER REX OKORO 6. MR. TONY EDO 7. MR. WILSON OVARO 8. MR. JOHNSON OMOTOR 9. MR. MARTINS NOMUOJA AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : I. TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH OF ITS MEMBERS AND OF WARRI. II. TO PROMOTE THE SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP AND BROTHERLINESS AND ENCOURAGE SOCIALIZATION, CLOSE INTERACTION AMONG MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT ETHNICS GROUPS, TRIBES AND NATIONALITIES WHO WERE BORN IN WARRI, GREW UP IN WARRI, SCHOOLED IN WARRI OR ARE WORKING IN WARRI. III. TO PROMOTE GOOD HEALTH AMONG MEMBERS AND ATTEND TO MEMBERS’ WELFARE CONCERNS. IV. TO MAINTAIN FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIP WITH SIMILAR ASSOCIATIONS THAT WILL ENHANCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS MEMBERS AND THE PEACE, HARMONY, GOOD GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THAT ICONIC CITY CALLED WARRI. V. TO SEEK OUT AND RECOGNIZE ALL WARRI BOYS THAT MAY NOT BE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION BUT HAVE DONE MUCH TO PROCLAIM AND BRING RECOGNITION TO THE NAME OF THE CITY, WARRI. VI. TO AFFILIATE WITH OTHER BODIES, NGOS, NATIONAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS, SOVEREIGNS – FOREIGN AND LOCAL, COMPANIES, INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES THAT WILL FURTHER THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF WBA. 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

LATINUM FRIENDS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CLUB HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ONWUKA SAMPSON ELOCHUKWU. 2. ENUMAH MICHAEL IKENNA. 3. ANADU OKWU INNOCENT. 4. ANAGBOSO OKWUKWE IFEANYI. 5. IGWE NONSO CHARLES. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO LIVE IN UNITY, PEACE AND HARMONY. 2. TO PROMOTE UNITY AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. 3. TO RENDER UNRESERVED SUPPORT TO MEMBERS OF THE CLUB WHERE AND WHEN NECESSARY. 4. TO PROMOTE GOOD RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CLUB AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS. 5. TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CLUB. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR – GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, PMB 198, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

CROSSLIGHT AGAPE MINISTRY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. BISHOP DR. CHRIS E. MARERE 2. REV. MRS ESTHER E. MARERE 3. ENGR. CHRISTOPHER O. MARERE 4. PASTOR PRINCE IZEKU 5. ENGR. ANTHONY MUKORO AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

WON UNITED BROS ASSOCIATION

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. OSITA EGBO CHAIRMAN 2. IKECHUKWU AKABUEZE -, VIC CHAIRMAN 3. PURITY O. OKOYE. - SECRETARY 4. CHIGOZIE ANIGBOGU - TREASURER 5. JOSEPH CHIWEUBA. - FINANCIAL SECRETARY 6. SUNDAY NWAMA PROVOST 7. ONYEDIKACHI EZE -P.R.O 8. IFEANYI NWABUEZE - WELFARE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO GIVE AIDS TO 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, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR NNAEMEKA OTAGBURUAGA MILL HILL ATTORNEY & SOLICITOR

SHAMMAH COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. CHRISTIE WILLIAM COBHAM 2. WILLIAM ANDERSON COBHAM 3. UWAMUSI BEN - OGBEIDE 4.AMINA ZUBAIRU BAYI 5.RAPHAEL UZAMA AIMS 1. TO CARE FOR THE NEEDY. 2.TO EMPOWER THE YOUTHS IN THE SOCIETY. 3. TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. 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

OMEGA POWER DELIVERANCE MINISTRY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVENAMED MINISTRY WHICH IS LOCATED IN LAGOS STATE, HAS APPLIED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA, FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. MCANTHONY CHISOM ANOZIELAM 2. LOUIS CHIJIOKE DIKE 3. JUDE CHINENYEZE MADU 4. NDIDI NJOKU AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. 2. TO ESTABLISH AND RUN CHURCHES. 3. TO ORDAIN PRIESTS. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA, ABUJA, WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. J N ENAJEDU ESQ J N ENAJEDU & CO LEGAL PRACTITIONERS TEL 08023132360

ARIKAWE EDUCATION FOUNDATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ”C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT,1990. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1. AKINSULERE STEPHEN ARIKAWE - CHAIRMAN 2. ABISOLA JOANA ARIKAWE - TREASURER 3. ABRAHAM AKINTOLA ARIKAWE II, - SECRETARY 4. AKINSULERE STEPHEN ARIKAWE II, - MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO ENGAGE IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TEACHERS INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT. 2. TO ESTABLISH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR TRAINING OF EDUCATIONS ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYIRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI, ABUJA, WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

SWEET-ROOF EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. OBINNA OFOR 2. IHEOMA OFOR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. PROVISION OF SUBSIDIZED HOUSING FACILITIES FOR THE YOUTH AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN NIGERIA 2. ORGANIZATION OF COMMUNAL FRAMEWORK IN NEIGBOURHOODS TO FOSTER COLLECTIVE GOOD 3. MONITORING AND EVALUATING THE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF ORPHANAGES AND LIKE HOMES 4. COLLECTION AND DISPERSAL OF FUNDS AND RELIEF MATERIALS FOR ORPHANAGES INTER ALIA 5. CREATION OF FOSTER CARE PROGRAMS 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

CLUB 20 ENUGU

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.NDUBUISI ENEH (CHIRMAN). 2. BARR. EMEKA EZE.(SECRETARY) 3. DR. OKECHUKWU OKONKWO. 4. BARR. PASCHAL UKWUANI. 5. AMOBI OGAH, AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO FOSTER AMONG MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

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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: I. BEATRICE OKEZIE - CHAIRMAN 2. DANIEL OKEUE - SECRETARY 3. NKECHI IZUNDU AIMS: I. TO PROMOTE GIRL CHILD EDUCATION. 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: BARR. BLESSING AMEH 08036804780


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yusuF Jolaade danIyan amInaT ogunsIna adekunle

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BenJames adekunle elIZaBeTh ogunsIna SAVE A CHILD MISSION

aBIoye oluwakemI asenuga yewande

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aIna-olawale oluwaToyIn

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ABUJA WITH PLOT NO. 85A AA1 LAYOUT, BELONGING TO BALA BULA HAMMAN GOT BURNT AND WAS DULLY REPORTED TO POLICE STATION . ALL EFFORTS MADE TO STOP THE FIRE PROVED ABORTIVE. ABUJA GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AGIS) , KUJE AREA COUNCIL, AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

LOSS OF DOCUMENT

THE EMBASSY OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA OF NO 1 TARABA CLOSE, OFF LIMPOP STREET MAITAMA DISTRICT, ABUJA THE LOSS OF ORIGINAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY (R- OF - O) OF PLOT NUMBER IO39 CADASTRAL ZONE AO5, FILE NO. MISC 565O9 BELONGING TO THE EMBASSY OF THE BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA INFORMATION TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS, ALL FFORT TO TRACE THE SAID DOCUMENT PROVED ABORTIVE, PLEASE IF FOUND RETURN TO THE ADDRESS ABOVE OR HONORINA ETEDE 08033149775 OR THE NEAREST POLICE STATION.

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23 Change of Names

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BenJames elIZaBeTh mrs salako aBIBaTu

WASIU LEKAN

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AL-MAROOF ATANDA WASIU. NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ATANDA WASIU LEKAN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITIES CONCERN SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EDITH CHINWE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONYEKA EDITH; NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MARTINS EDITH CHINWE; ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC, ALL BANKS, FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC OKO AND ALL OTHER AUTHORITIES SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

KEHINDE ELIZABETH ADUFE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT EFEROBOR ABRAHAM OGHENEKARO AND EFEROBOR ABRAHAM IS ONE AND SAME PERSON. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING THE NAMES REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ADESANYA KEHINDE ELIZABETH ADUFE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS OGUNJOBI KEHINDE ELIZABETH ADUFE. ALL FORMJER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

I Formerly known and I Formerly known and addressed as Bernard addressed as mrs salako elIZaBeTh anThonIa now wIsh aBIola aBIBaTu now wIsh To To Be known and addressed as Be known and addressed as BenJames elIZaBeTh anThonIa. mrs salako aBIBaTu BIola . all all Former documenTs remaIn Former documenTs remaIn valId, general puBlIc To please valId. general puBlIc To please Take noTe. Take noTe.

OBADAKI ABDULMALIK

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONORUOIZA ABDULMALIK O. NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OBADAKI ABDULMALIK. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

THIS IS TO CONFIRM THAT PASCHALINE UDECHUKWU CHIWETAOKE AND PASCHALINE CHINEDU CHIWETAOKE REFER TO SAME PERSON, AND NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND PASCHALINE UDECHUKWU CHIWETAOKE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

mr adenIyIADORONKE FasasI FAGBUYIRO

ADEBISI AWOSANYA

I Formerly known and FORMERLY as KNOWN AND addressed suleIman Fasas ADDRESSED AS FAGBUYIRO adewumI now wIsh To Be ADERONKE MAYOWA NOW WHICH known and AND addressed as mr TO BE KNOWN ADDRESSED AS adenIyI FasasI adewumI. all FAGBUYIRO ADERONKE MAYOWA Former remaIn OJO. ALL documenTs FORMER DOCUMENTS valId. To please REMAINgeneral VALID. puBlIc GENERAL PUBLIC Take noTe. PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

aIna-olawaleCOMMUNITY oluwaToyIn EMPOWERMENT mrs salako aBIBaTu SHAMMAH FOUNDATION

I Formerly known and I Formerly known and THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMEDsalako HAS addressed as IS HEREBY olanIyINOTIFIED addressed as mrs APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION oluwaToyIn wumI now wIsh AND aBIola wIsh UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES ALLIEDaBIBaTu MATTERSnow ACT, NO. 1 OFTo To Be known and addressed Be known and addressed as 1990. TRUSTEES as aIna-olawale oluwaToyIn mrs salako aBIBaTu BIola . all 1. CHRISTIE wumI. all WILLIAM Former COBHAM documenTs Former documenTs remaIn 2. WILLIAM ANDERSON COBHAM remaIn valId. general puBlIc To valId. general puBlIc To please 3. UWAMUSI BEN - OGBEIDE please Take noTe. BAYI Take noTe. 4. AMINA ZUBAIRU

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUWASEUN OLABISI AKINTARU NOW KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUWASEUN ADEBISI AWOSANYA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, AUTHORITIES CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

HAUW’U BUKAR

CORRECTION OF NAME THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS OPAREMI ADERONKE GRACE IN SOME DOCUMENT, INSTEAD OF OPAREMI ADERONKE OLUWAFUNMILAYO WHICH IS MY NAME. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE NOTE .

RUFUS AYODEJI

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS HAUWA’U AUDU BAKO, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESS AS HAUW’U BUKAR. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADETUNJI ALEX ,NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS RUFUS AYODEJI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ADEYEMI DAMILOLA

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEJARE ADEYEMI SAMSON , NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS ADEJARE ADEYEMI DAMILOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE .

MY NAME WAS WRITTEN AS OLANREWAJU MODINAT FOLAKE IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS AND AS OLANREWAJU MODINAT IN SOME OF MY OTHER DOCUMENTS TOO, BUT NOW I WISH TO BE KNOWN, ADDRESSED AND CALLED OLANREWAJU MODINAT FOLAKE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO NOTE.

5. RAPHAEL UZAMA

AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO CARE FOR THE NEEDY. 2. TO EMPOWER THE YOUTHS IN THE SOCIETY. 3. TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROTELTS. 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

IRAPADA CRUSADER INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED SOCIETY, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. BAMBE KEHINDE HANNAH 2. BAMBE ABIDEMI ADEKUNLE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST FOR THE PURPOSE OF PEOPLE’S SPIRITUAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 2. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TOTAL PERSON, INCLUDING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND MENTORING. 3. PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CHRISTIAN LITERATURE AND OTHER MATERIALS. 4. TELEVISION AND RADIO EVANGELISM, INCLUDING THE USE OF ONLINE MEDIA. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

FOCUSED EDUCATIONAL AND WELFARE FOUNDATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORM THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO 1 OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. DAWODU OMOTOLANI MOBOLAJI. (CHAIRMAN) 2. BADMUS ADEBOWALE LUKMAN . (SECRETARY ) 3. OSINLARU ABIMBOLA BAKRE 4. IGE BASIRAT ADETUTU AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.TO SUPPORT, ENGAGE AND EMPOWER SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY UNDER PRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES BY IMPROVING THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT, INCREASING ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION. 2. TO FACILITATE SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND IMPROVE THE LIVES OF LOCAL FAMILIES BY PROVIDING SUPPORT THROUGH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, RESOURCE NETWORK, FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP. 3. SUPPORTING WIDOWS AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ALLOWS THEM TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES. 4. TO COME UP WITH PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS THAT HELP PEOPLE BECOME MORE SELF SUFFICIENT AND INDEPENDENT IN THEIR LIVES. ANY OBJECTION (S) 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

ENDTIME BIBLE CHURCH SANTUARY OF PRAISE THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED SOCIETY, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES ARE 1. PASTOR OLUBIYI JOSEPH, 2. MR ANTHONY SIMEON AYOBAMI. 3. MR AWODIJO DAVID KOLAPO. 4. FUNMILAYO JOSHUA AIM AND OBJECTIVE TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THEE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

LIFE IS GOOD FRIENDS CLUB OF NIGERIA

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. EMEKA AGU -CHAIRMAN 2. UGWU, CHIBUZO JOHN -SECRETARY 3. AZUBUIKE ANYADO -TREASURER 4. UGWU GEOFFREY -MEMBER 5. EDE JOHN -MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO BE OUR BROTHERS KEEPER AND ABIDING CITIZENS 2. FOR SOCIAL/ECONOMIC UPBRINGING OF MEMBERS 3. TO ENGAGE IN SPORTING ACTIVITIES ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: L. O. NWAMEBE


Change of Names 24 okolIe monday

Formerly known and addressed as okoye monday keleCHI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as okolIe monday. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

olawole FatImo

duru benJamIn

Formerly known and addressed as duru ben, now wIsH to be known and addressed as duru benJamIn CHIdube. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

okoruwa CHInyere

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mrs. maCk FolaoGInnI

Formerly known and addressed as mIss. oGInnI Folake abImbola, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs. maCk FolaoGInnI abImbola. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

bola oluwakemI

Formerly known and addressed as adelotan FatImo abIke, now wIsH to be known and addressed as olawole FatImo abIke. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

Formerly known and addressed as roGers CHInyere CHICHI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as okoruwa CHInyere CHICHI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

Formerly known and addressed as oGundare oluwakemI susan, now wIsH to be known and addressed as bola oluwakemI susan. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

raHmon mutIu

ConFIrmatIon oF name tHIs Is to ConFIrm and CertIFy tHat samad aJoke oyIndamola and raHamon sHukurat reFer to one and same person. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

Formerly known and addressed as aJIsebutu abosede mary, now wIsH to be known and addressed as onIkoyI abosede mary. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

Formerly known and addressed as ramon adewale mutIu, now wIsH to be known and addressed as raHmon mutIu adewale. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

enyImIrI olaCHI

I, Formerly known and addressed as enyImIrI emmanuella keleCHI now wIsH to be known and addressed as enyImIrI olaCHI tHeresa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. FIrst, aCCess banks & General publIC take note.

romanus eZeudo

I Formerly known and addressed as eZe emmanuel now wIsH to be known Called and addressed as romanus eZeudo emmanuel. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note

olasunkanmI oluwaseun

Formerly known and addressed as olasunkanmI oluwaseun olawale now wIsH to be known and addressed as olasunkanmI oluwaseun samuel. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

reConCIlIatIon oF name

I, mIss. GlorIa Jerome, mrs. nGoZI JosepH okwu, and mrs. GlorIa uwuma eCHIkIwa, reFer to one and same person but, now wIsH to be known and addressed as, mrs. nGoZI JosepH okwu. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould take note.

GodwIn uCHeCHukwu

I, Formerly known and addressed as uCHe oyIGbuo, now wIsH to be known and addressed as GodwIn uCHeCHukwu perpetua. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

amadI tImotHy

I, Formerly known and addressed as amadI soCHIma tImotHy, now wIsH to be known and addressed as amadI tImotHy CHIma. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

okenwa Favour

tHat I was Formerly known and addressed as okenwa Favour, tHat I now wIsH to add amaka to my Former name tHat I now wIsH to be known and addressed as okenwa Favour amaka. but my surname was wronGly wrItten as okenna tHat CorreCt surname Is okenwa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take notes.

danIel JoHn

I, Formerly known and addressed as God’s power CHukwu now wIsH to be known and addressed as danIel JoHn CHukwu. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note

CHukwu nwamaka

I, Formerly known and addressed as CHuwku nwamaka p now wIsH to be known and addressed as CHukwu nwamaka patIenCe. Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

obIeme Joy

Formerly known and addressed as obIeme Joy CHInyere now wIsH to be known and addressed as obIeme Joy estHer wronG d.o.b: 6tH July 1955 or 20tH september 1948. CorreCt d.o.b: 1st oCtober 1954.. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mIss Ilo Joy

I, Formerly known and addressed as CHukwukwado Joy oGeCHI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mIss Ilo Joy oGeCHI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

danIel sImon

I, Formerly known and addressed as nwankwo peter, now wIsH to be known and addressed as danIel sImon peter nebeCHukwu. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

onyImba eZe

I, Formerly known and addressed as nZewI nGoZI JustIna, now wIsH to be known and addressed as onyImba eZe nGoZI JustIna. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

CHIneGbu eunICe

tHat I was Formerly known and addressed as CHIneGbu eunICe, tHat I now wIsH to add onyInyeCHI to my Former name tHat I now wIsH to be known and addressed as CHIneGbu eunICe onyInyeCHI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take notes.

onIkoyI abosede

mrs oluwaFIkunmI ayomIde

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss oluwaFIkunmI ayomIkun omIsore now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs oluwaFIkunmI ayomIde odueke. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note

eGbayelo tItIlayo

Formerly known and addressed as adenubI tItIlayo estHer, now wIsH to be known and addressed as eGbayelo tItIlayo estHer. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mrs ayedun rIta

I, Formerly known and addressed as mrs ayedun oluyemI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs ayedun rIta oluyemI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mrs okata nCHekwube

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss okoye nCHekwube martHa, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs okata nCHekwube martHa. my CorreCt date oF bIrtH Is 26tH February 1987. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

maryantHony Iruoma

I, Formerly known and addressed as maryantHony adeolaFunmI moGaJI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as maryantHony Iruoma nnamanI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs obasI ebere

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss obasI Goodness eZInne CHInemelu, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs obasI ebere marIa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

onyeka nICHolas

I, Formerly known and addressed as attaCHeGbe nICHolas ekene, now wIsH to be known and addressed as onyeka nICHolas ekene. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

ConFIrmatIon oF name tHIs Is to ConFIrm and CertIFy tHat nwamadI sImon IFeayInCHukwu Is tHe same person as sImon GenesIs. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note . raCHael ImoH

Formerly known and addressed as nkoyo edem James, now wIsH to be known and addressed as raCHael ImoH bassey. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

areGbesola saHeed

Formerly known and addressed as areGbesola saHeed okunola and areGbesola saHeed oluwapelumI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as areGbesola saHeed okunola oluwapelumI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mrs oluFunke JosepHIne

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss oluFunke JosepHIne oluwatoba & mrs Funke JosepHIne oluwatoba now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs oluFunke JosepHIne oGuneko. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

obayomI olusola

Formerly known and addressed as oGunsanya olusola, now wIsH to be known and addressed as obayomI olusola vICtorIa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

salau oluwabusayomI

I, Formerly known and addressed as aworInde oluwabusayomI yetunde, now wIsH to be known and addressed as salau oluwabusayomI modupeoluwa. all Former doCument remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs nwanZeCHukwu estHer

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss IbeH estHer maryann, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs nwanZeCHukwu estHer maryann. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. nysC and General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs CHIGbo CHIsom

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss odoH CHIsom Helen, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs CHIGbo CHIsom Helen. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs umeayo rIta

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss kanIFe rIta IFunanya, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs umeayo rIta IFunanya. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

ovoke petIllIon

tHat my name’s were edoH okoro ovoke tatIana, tHat all names were GIven to me by my parents and unCles. tHat, I now wIsH to be known and addressed as ovoke petIllIon. all Former doCuments remaIn valId, General publIC sHould please take note

ConFIrmatIon oF name

tHIs Is to InForm tHe General publIC tHat my name was wronGly wrItten on my voter’s Card odoZIe peaCe blessInG Instead oF odoZI peaCe blessInG. tHat my CorreCt name Is odoZI peaCe blessInG. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

oGunnowo rasHIdat

Formerly known and addressed as oladele rasHIdat bolanle, now wIsH to be known and addressed as oGunnowo rasHIdat bolanle. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mrs oduwobI mayowa

Formerly known and addressed as mIss sIwonIku mayowa FolasHade, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs oduwobI mayowa FolasHade. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

eHImen austIn

I Formerly known and addressed as eHImen austIne now wIsH to be known Called and addressed as eHImen austIn Jesu-oseH. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

James adepeJu

Formerly known and addressed as oGunpeJu adepeJu omolewa now wIsH to be known and addressed as James adepeJu omolewa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mbuonye temple

I, Formerly known and addressed as, mbuonye temple CHIdIndu, now wIsH to be known and addressed as, mbuonye temple CHIndu. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould take note.

sylvester otseH

I, Formerly known and addressed as sylvester sImon otseH, now wIsH to be known and addressed as sylvester otseH. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

uwa edward

I, Formerly known and addressed as edward nkansa koFI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as uwa edward CHIbuIkem. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs JImbes lorretHa

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss ekoH lorretHa onyInye, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs JImbes lorretHa onyInye. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

anIbaba-bossman FolasHade

Formerly known and addressed as anIbaba FolasHade olanrewaJu. now wIsH to be known and addressed as anIbaba-bossman FolasHade. (mrs) all Former doCuments remaIn valId, General publIC sHould please take note.

akubueZe FelIX

I, Formerly known, Called and addressed as akubueZe CHIka FelIX ; now wIsH to be known and addressed as akubueZe FelIX uCHeonye. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC take note

araku solomon

Formerly known and addressed as bukar solomon akuaden, now wIsH to be known and addressed as araku solomon akuaden. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

kalu leona

Formerly known and addressed as osIFo leona oGHoGHo, now wIsH to be known and addressed as kalu leona oGHoGHo. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

nwaeZe nwadIuto

I Formerly known and addressed as nwaeZe CHIZoba vIvIan now wIsH to be known Called and addressed as nwaeZe nwadIuto CHIZoba. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note

nwaokoro anIta

Formerly known and addressed as akaGboGbI anIta IFeayInwa now wIsH to be known and addressed as nwaokoro anIta IFeayInwa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC take note.

mrs. modesta C.

I, Formerly known and addressed as, mIss. modesta CHInwe osuJI, now wIsH to be known and addressed as, mrs. modesta C. osuJI maduaGwu. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould take note.

mrs CHInyere nwamaka

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss CHInyere nwamaka IZuakor, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs CHInyere nwamaka nwokolo. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks, awka soutH lG Headquarter and General publIC sHould please take note.

CHIatula oGeCHukwu

I, Formerly known and addressed as CHIatula oGeCHukwu ruFFIna, now wIsH to be known and addressed as CHIatula oGeCHukwu mIram. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. General publIC sHould please take note.

mrs nnamanI tHeresa

I, Formerly known and addressed as mIss malunZe tHeresa CHIneyenwa, now wIsH to be known and addressed as mrs nnamanI tHeresa CHIneyenwa. all Former doCuments remaIn valId. banks and General publIC sHould please take note.

ConFIrmatIon oF name

tHat I, ataene Fortune ImaowaJI Is tHe same person bearInG ataene Fortune spurGeon . I. now wIsH to be known and addressed as ataene Fortune spurGeon ImaowaJI. all Former doCuments remaIn valId General publIC sHould please take note.


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conFIrmaTIon oF names

ThaT my name Is wrITTen as IBrahIm mBeBu yamu In my access BankTimes accounT and wrITTen as Daily Nigeria IBrahIm mBeBu marTha now To Be Thursday, June as 14, 2018mBeBu yamu. addressed IBrahIm The aBove name remaIns same and valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

as adewale FausaT anIke. general puBlIc should Take noTe. TITIlayo sTella

Formerly TITIlayo sTella oJo now TITIlayo sTella dawodu. Former documenTs remaIns valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

Formerly Balogun lynda TemIdayo now amokeodo lynda TemIdayo. Former documenTs remaIns valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

amokeodo lynda

F o r m a l ly - a d e I g B e marIam aBIodun now - adegBITe marIam aBIodun. Former documenTs remaIns valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

adegBITe marIam

mrs au Formerl kanayo now kanayo docume valId. should

aJasa-sIkIru olalekan Formerly sIkIru-IkoTun olalekan lukman now aJasa-sIkIru olalekan lukman. Former documenTs remaIns valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

mrs. BIanca alphonsus Formerly mIss. BIanca normal nweZe now To Be addressed as mrs. BIanca alphonsus ohanusI. Former documenTs remaIns valId. general puBlIc should Take noTe.

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chukwukere nneka

I Formerly known and addressed as udechukwu nneka now wIsh To Be known and addressed as chukwukere nneka. all Former documenTs remaIn valId, general puBlIc To please Take noTe.

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THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 2004. TRUSTEES: 1. MRS NWEJE EUCHARIA UJU 2. MRS NWACHUKWU ANTHONIA NWANNEKA 3. MRS AMAECHINA NJIDEKA STEPHANIE AIM: TO PROMOTE MEMBERS’ WELFARE ANY OBJECTION TO THE 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 TWENTY-EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: UDEOGU OBINNA, ESQ.

THE KING’S BRIDE INITIATIVE FOR WIDOWS & ORPHANS 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 COMPANY AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990 . TRUSTEES ARE: 1. MRS EUNICE MOKELU - CHAIRMAN 2. MR. OLISAEMEKA MOKELU 3. BARR CHINWE NWIBE 4. MRS PINKY CHIDINMA ODIKA 5. MR UDOKA ADIGWE. AIMS & OBJECTIVE: TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE LESS PRIVILEGED OF THE SOCIETY SUCH AS WIDOWS, ORPHANS, ETC 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

THE WORLD KINDNESS INITIATIVE NIGERIA THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED SOCIETY, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 1.OKE STEPHEN IRUOBE, 2.ONYEMAH STEVE 3.OKE CALLISTUS AIROMORUO, 4.EFERARO SAMUEL , 5.MS. ERA ELIZABETH EFE, 6.MRS EKONG EKAETE JULIANA, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. 1.TO FOSTER GOODWILL AMONG THE BROAD COMMUNITY – LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL – BY WAY OF KINDNESS AND IN SO DOING, CREATE GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN ALL PEOPLE AND STATES WITHIN NIGERIA AND BEYOND. 2.WKN SHALL ENGAGE OR COLLABORATE WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, TOWNS, CITIES, AND STATES RENDERING HELPING HANDS TO THE INDIGENTS OR LESS PRIVILEGE IN THE SOCIETIES THROUGH KINDNESS PROJECTS AND PROGRAMME. 3.TO PROPAGATE THE CULTURE OF PEACE AND GOOD NEIGHBOURLINESS AMONG THE DIVERSE TRIBES AND ETHNICS IN SCHOOLS, TOWNS, CITIES, AND STATES IN NIGERIA AND BEYOND. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: OKE STEPHEN IRUOBE ESQ.

NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC) FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES & ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. CHANGE OF TRUSTEE - RETAINED. 1. DR OLUFEMI BABATUNDE OGUNNAIKE- RETAINED. 2. DR MATHIAS ONYEBUCHI OBIAYA-RETAINED 3. DR MRS OLUSOLA TEMITOPE KUSHIMO- RETAINED. 4. DR MRS OLAITAN ALICE SOYANWO RETAINED. 5.DR MRS NOSA PHILOMENA EDOMWONYI -RETAINED 6.DR OLANIYI OLAJIDE OLADAPO - RETAINED. 1. DR MRS ADESUWA SAFU LAWANI - OSUNDE -REMOVED. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PILOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR IBRAHIM SALAWU

olawole olasunkanmI

I Formerly known and addressed as oduwole alaBa now wIsh To Be known and addressed as olawole olasunkanmI alaBa. all Former documenTs remaIn valId. general puBlIc To please Take noTe.

mrs adenIyI naFIsaT

I Formerly known and addressed as Bello naFIsaT adeTola now wIsh To Be known and addressed as mrs adenIyI naFIsaT adeTola . all Former documenTs remaIn valId. general puBlIc To please Take noTe.

makIke nkeIruka

I Formerly known and addressed as oFFor sTella nkIruka now wIsh To Be known and addressed as makIke nkeIruka sTella oFFor. all Former documenTs remaIn valId. general puBlIc To please Take noTe.

opara JusTIna

I Formerly known and addressed as JusTIna okpara now wIsh To Be known and addressed as opara JusTIna nwachukwu. all Former documenTs remaIn valId, general puBlIc To please Take noTe.

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olasunkanmI aBIola

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ORE/ODIGBO MOTEPO JERE ASSOCIATION THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAME HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION WITH THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES 1.MRS IDOWU ABOLADE 2. MRS AFUSATU ASIMIYU 3.MRS SULIYATU ABIBU 4.MRS IYABO ABIDOYE 5 MRS MARY MUFUTAU AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF MEMBERS 2. TO PROMOTE UNITY AMONG MEMBERS 3. TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ALL MEMBERS 4, TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO MAINTAIN SATISFACTORY ETHICAL STANDARDS 5, TO PROVIDE AVENUE FOR MEETING OF MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IROSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

GRACE SCHOOLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED SOCIETY, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. AJANI ADEFOLAHAN ADEDAYO 2. OMOJOLA OLUWATOSIN MORADEKE 3. EDUN OLUWASEUN ADESOPE 4. OLA IBUKUNOLUWA OLUGBEMI 5. UCHE EMMANUEL OGECHI AIM AND OBJECTIVE STRENGTHENING THE TIES BETWEEN THE OLD STUDENT AND THE SCHOOL ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED TRUSTEES

LIVING GRACE WAY MINISTRY, 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. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AMELE OLALEKAN OMOTAYO (CHAIRMAN). 2. AROWOBUSOYE GBENGA TIMOTHY (SECRETARY). 3. IMOGIE ADEWOLE ANTHONY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO ENFORCE THE KINGDOM OF GOD ON THE EARTH THROUGH THE PREACHING OF THE WORD OF GRACE. 2. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GRACE FOR THE BELIEVERS’ ENTHRONEMENT. 3. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GRACE FOR SALVATION OF MANKIND. 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: BARR. UCHECHUKWU OBASI MGBO. V. E EMERUWA & ASSOCIATE, SUIT 5B, 1ST FLOOR, ENTRANCE 2, EAST PAVILION, T. B. S, LAGOS. TEL: 08036013230.

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TITIlayo sTella

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ADELEKE olawoleOLUWADEMILADE olasunkanmI I I, FORMERLY FormerlyKNOWN known AND and ADDRESSED ASas MISS FADAIRO addressed oduwole OLUWADEMILADE OLUFUNKE, alaBa nowTO wIsh To Be known NOW WISH BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. and addressed as ADELEKE olawole OLUWADEMILADE OLUFUNKE. olasunkanmI alaBa. all ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS Former documenTs REMAIN VALID. GENERAL remaIn PUBLIC/ AUTHORITIES CONCERNED valId. general puBlIc To SHOULD TAKE NOTE. please Take noTe.

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KEHINDE KOLOKO mrs adenIyI naFIsaT

MARY OGOMA olasunkanmI aBIola

OKUNUGA COKER mrs oyeBamIJI

FORMERLY known KNOWN and AND I I, Formerly ADDRESSED AS TEMITAYO KEHINDE addressed as Bello naFIsaT OKEOWO, NOW TO BE KNOWN AND adeTola wIsh To Be ADDRESSEDnow AS TEMITAYO KEHINDE known as mrs KOLOKO. and ALL addressed FORMER DOCUMENTS adenIyI adeTola . all REMAIN naFIsaT VALID. AUTHORITY Former documenTs CONCERNED AND GENERALremaIn PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE. puBlIc To valId. general

FORMERLY KNOWN AND II,ADDRESSED Formerly known and AS MISS. EDAOLAROPIN addressed as mIss orukepreye COKER OLUWABUKOLA, NOW TO BE esTher now wIsh Be KNOWN yeIBo AS ADDRESSED ASTo MRS. OKUNUGA COKER OLUWABUKOLA. known and addressed as mrs ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN oyeBamIJI esTher yeIBo. all VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED Former documenTs AND GENERAL PUBLIC remaIn SHOULD valId. general puBlIc To TAKE NOTE.

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Change of Names 26 bunu iniTiaTive generaTion

The general public is by This publicaTion noTified ThaT The board of TrusTees of The above named associaTion wish To regisTer iT wiTh The corporaTe affairs commission. objecTives: 1. To mobilize human and oTher resources available for The social, physical and economic developmenT of bunu land. 2. To enlighTen, encourage and provide plaTform for ToTal emancipaTion of bunu people from poverTy wiTh emphasis on youTh and women. 3. To be a campaigner againsT social maladies such as drug abuse, drug Trafficking, rape, child abuse, negaTive culTural pracTices againsT women and so on. The board of TrusTees are; 1. barr. femi mokikan. chairman 2. engr. adewunmi ehindero . member 3. dr. mrs. emilly i. alemika . member any objecTion To The regisTraTion should be forwarded To The regisTrar general corporaTe affairs commission, ploT 420, Tigris crescenT, off aguyirosi sTreeT, maiTama, gerki , abuja wiThin 21 days from The daTe of This publicaTion. signed. barr. femi mokikan ( chairman)

assiraTul hudah chariTy foundaTion

This is To inform The general public ThaT The above named has applied To The corporaTe affairs commission for regisTraTion under parT c of The companies and allied maTTers acTs of 1990. TrusTees are : 1. issa zaynul-abideen adewumi. 2. abdl kabir abdullahi alabi. aims: 1. To render communiTy developmenT services in underdeveloped communiTies 2. To render academic assisTance To indigenT ciTizens 3. To caTer for social welfare of orphans. 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.

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dolphin/ijeh landlords associaTion

The general public is hereby informed ThaT The above named minisTry has applied To The corporaTe affairs commission for regisTraTion under parT “c” of The companies and allied maTTers acT 1990. The TrusTees are:1.chidiebere chidima dorri 2.alaribe fesTus chidiebere 3.njoku macline ogbonna 4.agaga benedicTa chinanue 5.chukwuemeka simon nwabudeze 6.okeadu joseph onyema The aims and objecTives are:1.To preach The gospel of our lord jesus chrisT 2.To propagaTe chrisTianiTy signed by secreTary any objecTion To This regisTraTion should be forwarded To The regisTrargeneral corporaTe affairs commission(cac)ploT 420 Tigris crescenT off aguiyi ironsi sTreeT, maiTama, abuja wiThin 28 days of This publicaTion.

purpose-resT empowermenT foundaTion

cenTral council of ibadan indigenes

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. amusan isaac olakunle 2. oloyede john ayo-oluwa 3. dada olayinka abiodun 4. dada oluwaToyin abimbola 5. oloyede oluwafeyisayo omowumi aims: 1. To promoTe youTh developmenT and empowermenT. 2. To supporT mission agenTs and agencies. 3. To esTablish formal and informal educaTional insTiTuTions. any objecTion To This regisTraTion should be forwarded To The regisTrar general, corporaTe affairs commission, ploT 420, Tigris crescenT, off aguiyi ironsi sTreeT, maiTaima abuja wiThin 28 days of This publicaTion. signed: TrusTees

signed: afeez olabisi, esq.

The divine TransfiguraTion assembly The general public is hereby noTified ThaT The above named has applied To The corporaTe affairs commission for regisTraTion under parT ‘c’ of The companies and allied maTTers acT 1990. The TrusTees are: rev. peTer ikpegbulem -chairman rev. mrs. blessing ikpegbulem - vice chairman prince-emmanuel peTer -secreTary mr. sTanley akpasobe onyegam -financial secreTary mr. emenike francis chisom -member mr. obunezi wenenda george -member, mr. hope obunezi adiele -member, mr odunka david chinedu -member aims and objecTives are 1. To evangelize and win souls for god’s kingdom 2. To propagaTe The gospel of our lord jesus chrisT 3. To preach The gospel of god according To The bible in nigeria and beyond eTc. any objecTion To The regisTraTion should be forwarded To The regisTrar general, corporaTe affairs commission ploT 420 Tigris crescenT,off aguiyi ironsi sTreeT, maiTama abuja wiThin 28 days of The daTe of This publicaTion. signed: godwin o. amadi, esq. (soliciTor)

ani sochima

i, formerly known and addressed as nnamani sochima mercy now wish To be known, called and addressed as ani sochima mercy. all documenTs and cerTificaTes bearing my former names remain valid. relevanT auThoriTies and The general public please Take noTe.

omozokpia francis

my name was wrongly wriTTen as omozokpia - francis sunday during bvn regisTraTion insTead of omozokpia francis sunday. now To be known and addressed as omozokpia francis sunday. former documenTs remain valid. banks and general public Take noTe.

maducho sTanley

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ajayi samson

formerly known and addressed as ajayi damilare, now wish To be known and addressed as ajayi samson oluwadamilare. ThaT my daTe of birTh was wrongly wriTTen as 7Th of march, 1993 insTead of 7Th of february, 1995. ThaT my correcT daTe of birTh is 7Th of february, 1995. all former documenTs remain valid. general public Take noTe.

ejiyeikhomen kingsley-ugbesia

i formerly known called and addressed as ejiyeikhomen owanlan. now wish To be known called and addressed as ejiyeikhomen kingsley-ugbesia. zeniTh bank,diamond bank,and aau should please Take noTe.former documenTs remain valid.

james mary

formerly known and addressed as amaigwe obianwu anna now wish To be known and address as james mary. all former documenTs remain valid general public Take noTe

ayebainaTimi asiya

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makogi david

formerly known and addressed as makogi david, now wish To be known and addressed as makogi david godiTh. all former documenTs remain valid. general public Take noTe.

devine salvaTion vicTorious minisTry

The general public is hereby informed ThaT The above named associaTion has applied To The corporaTe affairs commission for regisTraTion under parT “c” of The companies and allied maTTers acT 1990. The TrusTees are:1 ishola ismail abiodun 2 Thorpe rodricks olanrewaju 3 kabiawu lookman owolabi 4 aro-lambo jimoh Tosin 5 bishi Teslim adebiyi 6 kashimawo omobowale aina 7 Teriba abibaT amope 8 oseni baale asabi anaTa The aims and objecTives are:1. To fosTer love and uniTy amongsT members; 2. To caTer for welfare of members. any objecTion To This regisTraTion should be forwarded To The regisTrargeneral corporaTe affairs commission(cac)ploT 420 Tigris crescenT off aguiyi ironsi sTreeT, maiTama, abuja wiThin 28days of This publicaTion. signed by: secreTary

ugboaku colleTe

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ezenwaka kelechi

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buna elijah

ThaT my middle name bamidele was omiTTed during my bank verificaTion exercise,now wish To add bamidele To my name,now To be known called and addressed as buna elijah bamidele. ThaT buna elijah bamidele and buna elijah is same and one person.general public and auThoriTy concern please Take noTe

iyakeTing akpan

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Togun joy

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fayemi moruf

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ohiri chris

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john mercy

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iwamoyo kikelomo

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mrs akharume esTher

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aiyebo chioma

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orawusi dolapo

formerly known and addressed as adeyemi dolapo abiodun, now wish To be known and addressed as orawusi dolapo abiodun. all former documenTs remain valid. general public Take noTe.

signed by: secreTary

change of TrusTees of cenTral council of ibadan indigenes. This is To noTify The general public ThaT The above named organisaTion have applied To corporaTe affairs commission for The change of TrusTees under parT c of The companies and allied maTTers acTs of 1990. old TrusTees. 1. chief oseni oyeTunji bello - (resigned). 2. mr. emmanuel fakayode - (resigned). 3. chief dr. Theophilus bamidele adesina - (resigned). 4. chief olalere adigun - (reTained). 5. mr. adewale adeoye - (reTained). new TrusTees: 1. hon. jusTice lambe arasi (rTd.). 2. chief bayo alugbin. 3. pasTor johnson ajagbe adeniji. 4. dr. olubayo adekola 5. mrs. oluyoola adeoye-adisa. The aims and objecTives remain The same. any objecTion To This change of TrusTees should be forwarded To The regisTrar general, corporaTe affairs commission ploT 420.Tigris crescenT, off aguiyi ironsi sTreeT, maiTaima, abuja wiThin 28 days of This publicaTion. signed: TrusTees

arinola kayode-fadare

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oyakhilome lydia

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mrs adeleke funmilayo

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mrs balogun adejoke

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mrs. oladele roseline

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mrs. okonkwo blessing

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nkwocha ogechi

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obisesan favour

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mrs akinleye ajoke

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maduka adanna

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akiniyi prince

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funminiyi omobolanle

formerly known and addressed as funminiyi omobola maria, now wish To be known and addressed as funminiyi omobolanle modupe. all former documenTs remain valid. general public Take noTe.


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Lagos arraigns Danish national over killing wife, daughter Peter Fowoyo, Lagos The trial of Danish national, Peter Nielson, who allegedly murdered his wife and daughter was on Wednesday scheduled for October 8. He faces two counts charge of murder. At his court appearance on Wednesday at Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, Adeniji Kazeem, the Lagos State Prosecutor who is also the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 5, 2018. The defendant was alleged to have killed his wife, Zainab Nielson, and his daughter, Petra Nielson, at their residence, Flat 17, Bella Vista Tower, Banana Island, Eti -Osa local Government of Lagos State, at about 3:45 am. The offence alleged to have been committed by the Dutch is punishable under Section 223, Cap C17, Vol 3, Criminal law of Lagos State 2015. However, when the charge was read to the 53-year-old defendant, he pleaded not guilty to the criminal offence against him. The Prosecutor then asked

for a trial date. The defendant’s lawyer, Mr Olasupo Shasore SAN, said he was not opposing the charge but that the defence would like to carry out their own test. “We are interested in taking the blood sample of the defendant, I thought it will be better to inform this court that his blood sample would be taken for DNA analysis”, he said.

Consequently, Justice Bola Okikiolu-Ighile, asked the defendant if he would like to give his consent so that his blood sample can be taken for DNA test and Nielson agreed. Shasore who was the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, also told the Court that the result of the autopsy report is out. “We are interested in

the autopsy report and the prosecution has assured us that we would get it in four weeks, we need to consult some of our experts for analysis, of the test as we would need it during trial,” he added. However, the prosecutor told the court that there is an interim autopsy report and that it will be made available to the defence. Mr Kazeem said: “The

blood sample of the defendant will be collected by the State Government forensic lab.” The prosecutor had earlier told the court that the matter for the day was an arraignment of the defendant, and the defence counsel confirmed that they received the proof of evidence on April 30. Meanwhile, the presiding judge, Justice

Okikiolu-Ighile, ordered that the defendant should be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till October 8 for trial to commence On May 8, a Yaba Chief Magistrates was informed that the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), indicated that the Dutchman has a case to answer.

Labour should be among grade top ministries - Adebiyi Idu Jude, Abuja The out-gone Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Bolaji Adebiyi said the Ministry should be ranked among the leading Ministries due to its roles in the sustenance and promotion of peaceful industrial milieu. Adebiyi made the assertion in his office Wednesday during his handing-over ceremony to the acting

Permanent Secretary, Ibrahim Ajibola upon his retirement from the Federal Civil Service after 35 years of meritorious service to the Nation. He emphasised that if the Ministry is properly positioned and well funded the ministry will galvanise other sectors of the economy for national development as Labour issue is vital. Appreciating the management staff of the Ministry for their support,

Adebiyi affirmed that “one thing I see here that has made my brief tenure very successful is the capacity and capable hands of the team of Directors who are well grounded for effective service delivery”. The workforce is hard working and result-oriented and all they need is support and better funding. He stressed. Adebiyi added that the Ministers of Labour and

Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and his Minister of State counterpart, Professor Stephen Ocheni were instrumental to the success recorded as they both provided the needed support. Earlier in their valedictory speeches, the Directors in the Ministry were full of accolades and prayed God will continue to keep and bless him in his future endeavours. Highlight of the ceremony, was the handing over of his

office to the acting Permanent Secretary, who is also the Directo, Human Resources and Management. Mr. Ibrahim Ajibola said that the Ministry has never had it so good, as there was tremendous transformation in all the activities of the Ministry. He thanked Adebiyi on behalf of the other Directors saying, he did so well for the services rendered and wished him the very best in his retirement life.


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Foreign Affairs CPJ urges UN to probe Yemeni journalist’s death International press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the UN to investigate the death of a Yemeni journalist detained by the Houthis. The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate said Anwar Al-Rakan died on June 2, two days after he was released by Houthi militias. He previously worked for Al-Gomhouria, a government-run newspaper. The journalist had been missing for about a year. His family said he was abducted because he possessed a press card from the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate. They heard nothing of his fate until the Houthis contacted them to inform them he was being transferred to a local hospital. The journalists’ syndicate, Belqees TV and the independent newspaper Al-Masdar, all say Al-Rakan was tortured in custody and was released because

his health had deteriorated so badly. Photographs of the journalist’s emaciated body have been circulated on social media. The US-based CPJ wants the UN Security Council to investigate AlRakan’s death. “Even by the standards of Yemen’s civil war, the year-long torture and deprivation suffered by journalist Anwar Al-Rakan marks a new low,” said Sherif Mansour, the CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “We call on the Houthis to stop targeting the press and to release the 11 journalists reported to be in their custody. The Houthis ultimately must be held accountable for the treatment of journalists in the areas they control.” According to the CPJ, numerous journalists have been abducted, detained and tortured by the Houthis since 2014. ARAB NEWS

Anwar Al-Rakan was held for over a year by Houthi militias before being released in extremely poor health

US wants ‘major N’Korea disarmament’ by 2020 The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. They reached a short agreement to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.” But the document has been criticised for lacking details on when or how Pyongyang would give up its weapons. Speaking in South Korea, where he discussed the outcome of the summit, Secretary Pompeo said there was still “a great deal of work to do” with North Korea. But he added: “Major disarmament... We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years.” He said he was confident Pyongyang understood the need for in-depth verification that it was dismantling its

nuclear programme. What was agreed at the summit? The declaration signed at the end of the summit said the two countries would co-operate towards “new relations”, while the US would provide “security guarantees” to North Korea. Pyongyang in return “commits to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.” At a news conference after the meeting, Mr Trump said he would lift sanctions against North Korea once “nukes are no longer a factor.” He also announced an unexpected end to US-South Korea military drills. The move - long demanded by Pyongyang - has been seen as a major concession to North Korea and appeared to take US allies in the region by surprise. What does the deal lack? Most Western observers have said the deal includes no new commitments from North Korea nor details on how denuclearisation could be achieved or

verified. At his news conference, President Trump said it was difficult to ensure anything but that he trusted his instinct that Mr Kim would abide by his word. Critics also expressed disappointment that Pyongyang’s long record of human rights abuses was not addressed. How has the deal been received? Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to Donald Trump after the summit, saying there was “great meaning in Chairman Kim’s clearly confirming to President Trump the complete denuclearisation.” Tokyo also, however, cautioned that despite Pyongyang’s pledge for denuclearisation no concrete steps had been taken and that Japan would not let down its guard. Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan saw “US-South Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the Singapore summit as an “equal dialogue” between the two sides, adding that “no-one will doubt the unique and important role played by China: a role which will continue”. Chinese state media described the summit as a “starting point” but said “noone would expect the half-day summit to be able to iron out all differences and remove deep-seated mistrust between the two long-time foes,” US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. In the US, supporters of President Trump welcomed the outcomes of the summit as a historic breakthrough. But there has been scepticism from both Democrats and Republicans about the lack of detail and surprise announcement about an end to joint drills with South Korea. In a further tweet on Wednesday, President Trump hit out at criticism of his summit in some US media, dubbing it “Fake News”.

Trump gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un standing in front of the flags of their two countries, made history in Singapore

Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and PerWilly Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North

and South Korea.” A group of US lawmakers also are backing Trump’s nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway. Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before Feb. 1. The committee doesn’t publicly comment on who was nominated, information which is required to be kept secret for 50 years. AP

Japan enacts bill lowering adulthood from 20 to 18 The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country when it takes effect in 2022. It’s the first time the age of adulthood has been changed since it was set in 1876. What will 18-year-olds be allowed to do? The biggest change is they will be able to get married without parental consent. Currently, males over the age of 18 and females 16 and over can marry - but only with the say-so of their parents. Otherwise you need to be 20. But the revised Civil Code raises the age at which women can get married and means all 18-year-olds will be able to wed without parental consent. They’ll also be able to apply for credit cards and make loans without parental approval and, if they want, they can obtain a passport valid for 10 years. Currently, minors are only allowed passports valid for five years, and need a parent or guardian’s signature. As part of the lowering of the adulthood age, revisions have been made to more than 20 laws, including those on nationality and certain professional qualifications such as being a chartered accountant. Those who have been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder will be able to apply to have their gender legally changed at the age of 18. What won’t they be allowed to do? Though they are technically adults, 18-year-olds in Japan will remain banned from drinking alcohol, smoking, gambling and adopting children. They’ll still have to wait until they turn 20 for that. Reactions Many on social media aren’t very excited about the new bill. “So I’ll be 18 years old and an adult but I won’t be able to drink alcohol or gamble?” asked one user on Twitter. “That doesn’t make sense.” “I can take a loan when I’m 18, but drinking will still be prohibited,” another user pointed out. Some also pointed out that there might be confusion around the Coming of Age ceremony - a Japanese holiday that is held in January every year for those aged 20 to officially welcome them into adulthood. “So what happens to our Coming of Age ceremony? Do we still celebrate it when we’re 20?” said one Twitter user. “January is university entrance exam season for 18-year-olds. So we can’t have our Coming of Age ceremony then... so when is it going to be?” one Japanese user asked. Why the change? There have been arguments around the legal age of adulthood in Japan for decades, and the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice had in 2009 released a report recommending the age of adulthood be lowered to 18. Members of the governing Liberal Democratic Party say lowering the legal age of adulthood will help revitalise an ageing society with a falling birthrate. In 2015, the government lowered the voting age from 20 to 18. So are 18-year-olds in Japan now considered adults? The law is only set to take effect in April 2022, so unfortunately, those that are currently 18 will still have to wait until 20 before they are legally considered adults. This means that today’s 14-year-olds will be among the first batch of teenagers to fall under the new law - only four years to go. Source: BBC


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Africa: ‘Evidence helps decision makers to maximise limited resources’ Ruth Stewart Rigorous, reliable evidence should be used when making decisions for any society. That’s because the use of evidence helps decision makers to maximise limited resources such as money and expertise. It’s also a way to avoid harm and to select the courses of action that have been shown to be beneficial. The importance of basing decisions on the best available evidence is even more important in settings like Africa. The continent has enormous challenges to overcome. These include a lack of resources; poverty; and corruption. Africa, like many developing countries, has a real challenge when it comes to using academic research and evidence to decide on and design policies. The problem is twofold. Policymakers sometimes don’t call on available research, while for their part academics don’t know how to engage with policymakers. But academics would be naive to believe that only research evidence is important, or that they’re the only ones working to tackle Africa’s massive challenges. Rather, my colleagues and I should recognise our position within a wider community working towards real change. This community is made up

of people, the organisations they work for and their wider networks. The Africa Evidence Network is one of many on the continent working to break down the walls that stop decision makers and researchers from working closely together. We set up the Africa Evidence Leadership Award as part of this effort. It is aimed at people from Africa who work to support evidenceinformed decision making. The way in which evidenceinformed decision making has been defined has deliberately been left broad. This means that people from all sectors of the evidence ecosystem – not only academics – can apply. It’s a chance to benchmark the highest standards of evidence-informed decisionmaking and to recognise people using evidence to make decisions and engaging with researchers to support evidence-informed decisions. Our hope is that a new generation of evidence champions will want to engage with evidenceinformed decision-making if it’s seen to be prestigious. Work across the continent The winner of the inaugural Africa Evidence Leadership Award, Velia Manyonga, is an excellent example of an evidence champion. Manyonga is the head of the research division at the

EVIDENCE 2016 delegates at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa

Parliament of Malawi. Her work involves generating evidence for Malawian MPs to use in parliamentary committee meetings and during house debates. She also analyses the credibility of evidence sources and has developed guidelines for evidence use. These show how MPs and staff can access and use parliament’s research services. All this work crosses sectors and supports decision makers in a very direct way to engage with evidence. Manyonga is part of a wide network of decision makers and researchers across the continent who are using

evidence as a tool to change the world. There are several examples of projects that have been launched on the back of cooperation between academics and policy makers. One of these is a rapid response service being carried out in Uganda. There, evidence summaries were developed and tweaked according to Ugandan decision-makers’ specific needs. Another project is the co-production of evidence syntheses happening in South Africa. Researchers from the Africa Centre for Evidence support the research division

Congolese ex-VP seeks release after war crimes acquittal Congolese ex-vice president, Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose war crimes conviction was quashed on appeal last week, will seek his immediate release on Tuesday from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bemba, 55, has been in the ICC detention centre for a decade since his arrest in 2008. The Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader was convicted in 2016 of crimes against humanity and sentenced to 18 years in prison. But that conviction was overturned on appeal last Friday in a major setback for prosecutors. Appeals

judges said they could not pin responsibility on Bemba for the killing and raping of civilians by soldiers under his command. He was the highest ranking official among only four people who had successfully been prosecuted at the permanent war crimes court since it was set up in 2002, and the reversal of the judgment against him dealt a blow to the prosecutors. Normally suspects are immediately released after an acquittal, but Bemba also faces a separate charge for witness tampering during the trial. His lawyers say the decade he has already spent in jail far

outstrips the ICC’s maximum five-year-sentence for witness tampering. Upon release, which could come as soon as Tuesday, Bemba is expected to leave the Netherlands for neighbouring Belgiumwhere some members of his family live. His freedom could shake up politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he is still popular and presidential elections will be held in December. Despite being behind bars, Bemba came third in a recent opinion poll by the Congo Research Group. REUTERS

Congo ex-vice president, JeanPierre Bemba

within the government’s Department for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation by developing evidence maps that different departments can draw on when making decisions. This sort of work is happening elsewhere in Africa, too, as evidenced by the submissions we received for the Africa Evidence Leadership Award from countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Kenya. Setting high standards The award is a useful benchmarking exercise. By highlighting extraordinary examples of evidence-informed decision making, people doing this kind of work can push their standards ever higher. That’s a good thing for policy makers – and ultimately citizens – who benefit from these sorts of decisions. The award will also help Africa develop a reputation for evidence-informed decision making and show its commitment to the process. The hope is that individuals will be lauded for their work on the continent, offered greater funding support and get opportunities for travel and learning. We hope to present this award annually in future, although that will depend on several factors, including the availability of funding. Meanwhile, the hard work of putting evidence at the centre of decisions and policies across Africa continues – led by evidence champions around the continent. Stewart, is Associate Professor: Evidence-Informed Decision-Making, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


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Gernot Rohr says he will wait till last minute to name Super Eagles starting XI vs Croatia Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he will wait till the last minute before he picks his starting XI for Saturday’s opening World Cup game against Croatia. “I will wait till the last minute to announce the team to start the game (vs Croatia),” Rohr said

at a press conference in Essentuki. “I wish to see who is really fit.” There are already speculations that Rohr will make a few changes to his usual starting XI as some of the top stars are still battling to be physically fit for the tournament.

He again said he was satisfied with the work on the players’ fitness at the training camp in Austria. “The team are ready physically after we worked well and showed commitment in Austria,” he said. “We have another three days to be ready tactically.”

Nigeria is the coolest World Cup team ever If the World Cup was about fashion, Nigeria’s Super Eagles would be the champions. As the national soccer team prepares for its sixth cup appearance—the most by an African country—it is already turning heads with its fashion. While most teams have landed in Russia wearing suits, the Nigerians showed up decked out in local traditional attire and broke the internet—again. In February, Nigeria showed they were doing things differently, launching kits and tracksuits that quickly became global hits. The kit has been named the best at the World Cup in several polls, including UK broadcaster Sky. Last week, they sold out online less than three hours after

release. Long queues of eager fans also popped up outside Nike’s Oxford Street store in London. The jerseys have become a hot item on secondary markets, selling online for more than double the official retail price. Locally, demand has been so high, bootleg versions have become a lucrative trade. The attention to detail around Nigeria’s preparation for a major sports event is a bit of a departure. In 2016, Nigeria’s Olympic soccer team arrived in Brazil on the day of their first game, following a logistics mixup. Official kits for some athletes at the Games landedonly two days before the opening ceremony. Besides the cool outfits, Nigerian soccer fans have good reason to be excited

about the World Cup. The Super Eagles topped a difficult group in qualifying and will field the youngest team in the tournament. All that’s left now is looking just as sharp on the pitch as they have off it.

The interpretation of the Supreme Court Judgement by the Attorney General of the Federation will determine the fate of football leadership in Nigeria, Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports has said. Mr Dalung who made the remark while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, cautioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to await the interpretation of the judgement before going ahead with its elections. NAN reports that Mr Dalung had earlier in May called on the NFF to put off its election billed for September to enable it concentrate on the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Mr Dalung said the federal government had invested so much towards qualifying and achieving a respectable World Cup result, stressing that a call for purchase of forms and setting up of an electoral committee at this time was

a distraction. He said: “I don’t want to join issue with anybody who is buying form, but the most important thing now for this country is the World Cup. “Like I say, the election is about electing 15 persons into the board of NFF while the World Cup is a passion of about 180 million Nigerians. “So, it is ridiculous for anybody to imagine that after investing so much in preparing for the World Cup, at this point, trade

it off for elections of a 15-member board. “More so that I have also drawn their attention that there is a Supreme Court judgement that we have been served, and we have sent the judgement to the Attorney General of the Federation for advice. “Therefore everything that we must do now must wait for the outcome of the advice of the Attorney General because it will determine the fate of football leadership in Nigeria,’’ he said.

Spain sacks coach after he takes Real Madrid job Less than 24 hours after the unexpected announcement that Spain manager Julen Lopetegui would take over at Real Madrid next season, the Spaniard has been sacked by the country’s football federation. Lopetegui’s dismissal comes just two days before Spain’s opening World Cup game against Euro 2016 winners Portugal on Friday. “We have been forced to make this decision,” Spanish Football Association President, Luis Rubiales said according to a series of tweets from the official Royal Spanish Football Federation’s official twitter account (RFEF). Former Spain and Real Madrid captain Fernando Hierro, who was part of four Spanish World Cup squads between 1990 and 2002, will lead the team through the tournament. “RFEF cannot be sitting on the sidelines whilst someone negotiates with one of its employees and then find out five minutes later before the news is made public,” added

Rubiales. “It’s a difficult and painful situation, and we would have liked for it to have finished differently with Julen. But we didn’t plan the way it played out. “We are all affected by this, but we have to think about what is best for the whole of RFEF and the national team. “I’m sure in time, we will be stronger for this decision. We wish him the best of luck.”

On Tuesday, it had been announced that former goalkeeper Lopetegui would join Real, who last month won the Champions League for the third year in a row, following the resignation of Zinedine Zidane at the end of May. Lopetegui took charge of Spain in July 2016, leading the 2010 World Cup winners to nine wins and one draw in a qualifying group that included fourtime winners Italy.


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Gianni Infantino: I will stand for re-election

Britain bars 1,300 ‘hooligans’ from travelling to World Cup Britain has banned more than 1,300 known “hooligans” from travelling to Russia for the World Cup finals, demanding they surrender their passports, the government said on Wednesday. Officials ordered the “troublemakers with a history of football-related disorder,” all of whom had been issued with football banning orders, to hand in their passports to police last week, the Home Office said.

Police said it had received 1,254 of the passports by Wednesday and planned to pursue the remaining 58, holding the documents until the tournament ends on July 15. “The World Cup is a festival of football and is no place for violence or disorder,” said Nick Hurd, a minister responsible for policing. “The UK’s system of football banning orders is unique and means that people intent on causing

trouble in Russia will instead be staying at home,” Hurd said. He thanked the police for ensuring that “these thugs won’t be able to ruin the tournament for real fans.” The governor said some 10,000 fans are expected to travel from Britain to Russia for the World Cup. England is the only team from the UK to qualify for the finals where they meet Belgium, Panama and Tunisia.

Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday. “At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America” to host the tournament, Morocco’s committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. “#Maroc2026 congratulates @United2026 on their victory.” The vote at FIFA’s annual congress, held this year in

Moscow, came a day before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Morocco had hoped to become the second country in Africa to host football’s biggest competition, after South Africa in 2010. But the vote’s result was clear: 65 votes for Morocco and 134 votes for the North American trio. Moroccan media nevertheless congratulated Morocco on its “realistic” bid, while others called its loss a “cold shower”. “I was sad when the winner

was announced,” said former Moroccan footballer Abdelkrim El Hadrioui. “At the same time, I wasn’t surprised because Morocco went up against the American giant, which mobilised in recent weeks to influence voters,” Hadrioui said. Said Belkhayat, a four-time member of Morocco’s World Cup bid committee, told AFP: “Like all Moroccans, I am sad and disappointed.” Morocco’s bid was its fifth failure, after setbacks in 2010, 2006, 1998 and 1994.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as the head of football’s world governing body next year. Infantino said earlier that FIFA had been “clinically dead” when he took over in 2016 from long-time president Sepp Blatter who was engulfed by corruption allegations. Two years later, it was “very much alive” and full of “joy”, with a clear vision for its future, Infantino said in remarks to the FIFA Congress in Moscow on the eve of the opening match of the 2018 World Cup. Infantino’s announcement was widely expected. Blatter is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors for alleged corruption during his 17year reign at the head of FIFA. Elections that handed the World Cup to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022 have since been the target of allegations of bribery, and hastened the end of Blatter’s time in office. He continues to protest his innocence. Infantino has put FIFA on a sound financial footing and made efforts to address allegations that FIFA had become riddled with corruption and its senior officials open to bribes. The 48-year-old Swiss has also ushered in the

introduction of innovations such as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system to analyse controversial onpitch incidents during matches. VAR will make its World Cup debut in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin praised Infantino in a short speech to the FIFA Congress. “We know that Infantino became the head of FIFA in difficult times but he has steered it well, like a true fighter,” Putin said. Infantino, the former secretary general of football’s European governing body UEFA, was little known before he took over sport’s richest governing body. It is thought he strongly

backed the joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada host the 2026 World Cup, which easily beat Morocco in a vote of FIFA nations on Wednesday. That was a case of returning the favour — the three winning countries had given Infantino support in his bid to succeed Blatter. The choice of the 2026 host nation was made by 203 member countries after the rules were changed to widen the voting college following the controversial victories of Russia and Qatar. Those decisions were made by the 24-member FIFA Executive Committee, several members of which have been convicted on corruption charges.

Siasia says goalkeeping remains Super Eagles biggest worry at World Cup Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia said he believes goalkeeping will be Super Eagles biggest problem at the World Cup. “I am so worried about the goalkeeping because It has always been Francis Uzoho in goal throughout the warm-up games,” said former Super Eagles coach Siasia. “My fear now is what if Uzoho got injured during or before the World Cup? I don’t think the coach has a serious trust in the two other goalkeepers (Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi).” However, Siasia who guided the Super Eagles between 2010 and 2011 told SuperSports that Nigeria will still do well in the World Cup provided that the senior players are willing to give their best. “Nigeria will do well in the World Cup if only the senior and experienced players will give their best on the pitch of play,” he predicted. “These guys come

out to play well in their various clubs. Look at Moses for instance, “Moses at Chelsea comes back to help his team but in Nigeria he doesn’t do that and that is because he plays a different role in the Super Eagles squad.” The coach went further to explain why Nigerians have not seen the best of Leicester City striker

Kelechi Iheanacho “Iheanacho’s is a very crafty and creative player, but his problem is that the coaches don’t know the best area to play him,” he said. “His best position is to play as a supportstriker, but he doesn’t defend, who will defend for him? Except, the coach plays someone like Ndidi and Onazi behind him.”


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EFCC arraigns 5 for $4m Global Fund fraud Motolani Oseni The trial of five persons, implicated in the fraudulent diversion of about $4 million of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Nigeria, began on June 12, 2018 before Justice O.O. Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama. The defendants – Abimbola Abioye, Wuraola Adebayo, Zubairu Ibrahim, Faturiti Jacob and Azeez Aderemi, are facing a six-count charge that borders on criminal conspiracy, forgery and embezzlement of the grant granted by the Geneva-based agency. It will be recalled that The Global Fund had in March 2016 suspended payments to Nigeria’s AIDS agency, over the diversion of about $3.8 million allegedly stolen by workers and consultants. The grant was also to ensure the establishment of a National Health Information System,

a service that could have aided delivery of quality health care services in Nigeria. The Global Fund had petitioned the EFCC alleging that, “during a recent routine check by the Office of the Inspector General, Global Fund, it was discovered that from 2010 to 2014, the suspects who are employees of Department of Planning, Research and Statistics (DPRS) Federal Ministry of Health conspired among themselves to receive and systematically embezzle the sum amount through the use of fictitious invoices, receipts of hotel stays, air flight tickets and other instruments to access and divert the fund for their own personal gains”. They all pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Prosecuting counsel, J.A. Bwala, thereafter, urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of their trial. Counsel to the first, fourth and fifth defendants, O. Odumosun, made an oral application for their bail, and adopted

his seven-paragraph affidavit to back his application. Counsel to the second and third defendants aligned themselves to his submission. Count one of the charges reads: “That you, Abimbola Abioye Alamu, whilst being the program officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal ministry of Health, Mrs Adebayo Wuraola Adejoke, whilst being monitoring and evaluation Officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Azeez Aderemi Najim, whilst being project coordinator, at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics Federal Ministry of Health, Zubairu Kindi Ibrahim, whilst being Assistant project Accountant at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health, Faturoti Oladiti Jacob, whilst being training officer at the Department of Health Planning, Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Health,

sometime between 2010 and 2014 in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, did conspire amongst ourselves to do an illegal act to wit: convert to yourselves the aggregate sum of N28,802,483.80 (Twenty Eight Million, Eight Hundred and Two Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Three Naira, Eighty Kobo) property of ‘The Global Fund’ for the purpose of the implementation of its health improvement program in Nigeria and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 97 of the Penal Code Act, Cap. 532 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) 1990.” The Court thereafter admitted them to bail in the sum of N1million each and one surety each in like sum, who must be level 12 above and must be resident in Abuja. They were further ordered to submit their international passports to the Court. The case has been adjourned to October 11, 17, 23 and 24, 2018, for “commencement of trial”.

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Trump accuses OPEC of driving up oil prices US President Donald Trump has accused the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC), of driving up oil prices, in a fresh swipe at the cartel’s agreement to cap production. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” he wrote on Twitter.

Oil prices peaked in late May, hitting the $80 per barrel ceiling on the Brent futures contract and $72.24 on the West Texas Intermediate. Traders are holding their breath for the June 22 meeting of oil ministers from OPEC member states in Vienna. In April Saudi Energy Minister

Khaled al-Faleh said the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices — a remark that drew a swift reaction from Trump. “With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!” Trump tweeted on April 20.

OPEC producers and non-OPEC countries struck a deal in 2016 to trim production by 1.8 million barrels per day to reduce a global glut of oil. The deal, which is due to run out at the end of 2018, has succeeded in boosting oil prices above $70 a barrel from below $30 a barrel in early 2016.

How 3.4m travelled through Nigeria’s airports in 3 months Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), says about 3.4 million passengers travelled through Nigerian airports during the first quarter of 2018 as against the 2.6 million passengers recorded in 2017 first quarter. FAAN’s First Quarter Report obtained on Wednesday, showed a 28.25 per cent growth from the same quarter in 2017. The report indicated that 2.4 million passengers travelled within the country (domestic passengers), while a total of 950,292 passengers travelled out of and into Nigeria (international passengers) during the period. It also said that 1.6 million passengers were recorded at arrivals while 1.7 million passengers were recorded at the departures during the period under review. The monthly breakdown showed that 1.1 million passengers comprising 800,609 domestic and 355,176 international passengers were recorded in the month of January. In February, 1.05 million passengers comprising of 790,196 domestic and 267, 222 international passengers were recorded while a total of 1.2 million passengers comprising of 892,087 domestic and 327,894 international passengers were recorded in March. On airport-by-airport basis, Murtala Muhammed Airport recorded the highest number of passengers during the period with 1.5 million passengers comprising of 890,716 domestic and 678,839 international passengers. Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport recorded 1.02 million passengers comprising of 822,109 domestic and 199,875 international passengers during the quarter. The report further revealed that there were 55,031 aircraft movements during the period compared to the 44,997 aircraft movements recorded during the first quarter of 2017, showing a growth by 22.31 per cent. The report showed that a total of 44,250 aircraft movements were recorded on domestic route while a total of 10,781 aircraft movements were recorded on international route. In January, there were 17,112 aircraft movements, 18,224 in February and 19,694 in March. The report further disclosed that a total of 43.9 million tons of cargo was recorded on international flights comprising 28.4 million tons on arrivals and 15.5 million tons on departures during the period. It also showed a 6.05 per cent growth from the 43.9 million tons recorded in the first quarter of 2017.


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Dangote leads other 99 brands in Africa Nigeria’s Dangote Group has emerged the most admired African brand of African origin by consumers ahead of telecommunications giant, MTN and other 98 companies. The Dangote brand, which is also the leading brand in Nigeria, came tops in the fresh ranking of 100 best brands in Africa themed “Brand Africa: 100”, announced by the South Africanbased Brand Leadership movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Wednesday. “Nigerian industrial brand Dangote is the number one African brand recalled when consumers are prompted about the continent (Africa) of origin while the South African telecommunications brand MTN is the number one African brand

spontaneously recalled irrespective of continent of origin,” according to Brand Africa. However, the United States sports and fitness brand, Nike is the overall brand in Africa spontaneously recalled by consumers. The Brand Africa 100 ranking is based on a survey among consumers 18 years and older, conducted in 23 countries across Africa. The countries, representing all African economic regions, collectively account for 75 percent of the population and the 74 percent of the GDP of Africa. Anthony Chiejina, chief corporate communication officer of the Dangote Group, said the management was not surprised at the ranking because the company has continuously deepened and delivered on its core values.

The focus of the company, according to him, is to be a world-class enterprise that is passionate about the quality of life of the people and giving high returns to stakeholders. “And this philosophy is driven by values, which include customer service, entrepreneurship, excellence and leadership. In any of our subsidiaries, the focus is to provide local, valueadded products and services that meet the ‘basic needs’ of the populace. “Through the construction and operation of large scale manufacturing facilities in Nigeria and across Africa, the Group is focused on building local manufacturing capacity to generate employment, prevent capital flight and provide locally produced goods for the people. “The expansion of our business

especially the Cement which has operations in 14 African countries including Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia, among others has added to popularity of our company and the products,” Chiejina stated. African brands rose slightly to account for 17 percent of the top 100 brands in Africa, non-African brands retained their firm position in Africa with 83 percent share of the top 100 most admired brands in Africa. Brands from Europe leads the table with 40 percent, North America at 24 percent and Asia 19 percent. West Africa accounts for 6 percent, with only Nigerian brands. The top 100 is dominated by technology and electronic brands (29 percent), consumer (non-cyclical)

(19 percent), apparel (15 percent), automobile (8 percent), food (7 percent) and sports & fitness (5 percent) categories are the top categories. “Overall, the 2017/18 Brand Africa 100 list, which started out with over 15,500 brand mentions covering over 2,200 admired brands, illustrates a very diversified portfolio of categories and brands in Africa.

FAAN ready to provide seamless travel ahead of Sallah celebrations Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo

From left to Right: Mr. Chukwuemeka Aniukwu, Media Relations Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Mr. Mojeed Alabi, past winner, Nigerian Breweries’ Golden Pen Report of the Year; Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Mr. Suleiman Hussaini, past winner, Nigerian Breweries’ Golden Pen Photo Journalist of the Year and Mr. Patrick Olowokere, Corporate Communications and Brands PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, at the flag-off of the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards in Lagos on Wednesday.

Ahead of this year’s Eid-ElMubarak celebration, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured all airport users that her network of airports across the country are fully ready to receive arriving and departing passengers during the celebrations The authority in line with its core mandate of ensuring seamless facilitation of air travellers, has put in place all necessary facilities and infrastructure to ensure safe passage and a delightful experience at all airports in Nigeria, according to GM Corporate Communications, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu. The statement in part read, “We advise all our esteemed passengers and airport users to always get to the airports early enough as we envisage a surge in traffic. This will enable them to complete their check-in formalities in good time and prevent the embarassment of missing flights, we will also like to remind all airport users that our airports are now cashless as all payments to the Authority should now be done electronically.”

Customs seizes contraband worth N1.4bn The Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U.) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, has intercepted contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.34 billion and through interventions, recovered N59.50 million. The Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, made this known while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday. He said that the seizures were made between May 16 and June 12. According to him, the DPV of the

seizures and interventions within the period under review accumulated to N1.40 billion. The interventions were made from duty payments and demand notices on general goods that tried to beat the system from seaports, airports and border stations in the guise of false declaration. He said that 12 suspects were arrested in connection with the 112 seizures. Uba said that the seizures were: 15 vehicles including three Toyota C-HR

(2018 model); 1 Toyota Camry LE 2018; 1 Toyota Prado 2018; 1 Toyota Hilux 2017; 1 Ford F150 2017; 1 Pajero Jeep 2017; and 1 Mercedes Benz 2017, among others. “Other seizures include 9,049 bags of foreign parboiled rice in 15 trailers; 1,464 cartons of frozen poultry products; 870 jerry cans of vegetable oil; 273 bales of used clothing; and 592 pieces of used tyres. “A total of four containers have been seized for false declaration. Two of the containers were carrying 8,633 pieces of

empty cylinders as against plumbing materials declared in their Single Goods Declaration (SGD) forms. “The other two containers had 120 bales of new jeans as against punching machines declared in the SGD,’’ the controller said. According to him, to ensure full implementation of the government policy banning the importation of rice through land borders and following headquarters’ directive, the command has re-strategised its operational modalities.

The controller said that the command had continued to beam its searchlight on the creeks, waterside and at various locations in Southwest zone, which led to the massive seizure of rice within the period under review. Uba said that the unit would continue to ensure that smugglers within its areas of jurisdiction count their losses until they repent from sabotaging the economy. He said, “As you already know, smuggling is a global phenomenon that cannot be eradicated entirely but if all

N14bn compensation: Innoson withdraws false statement on court’s judgment against GTBank Motolani Oseni Innoson Motors, in a shocking twist to its court case with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) has admitted to a false statement in its recent declaration of victory against the bank. This was stated in a recent statement released by the spokesman, Cornelius

Osigwe, in which automobile entrepreneur recanted an initial tweet stating that the Supreme Court had ordered GTBank to pay the chairman of Innoson Motors, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, N14 billion within 14 days – a statement that caused a social media storm and reactions among customers of the bank and other Nigerians.

In a statement released by Innoson, the spokesman claimed that there have been a lot of misinterpretations about the press release published by Innoson Group on the decision of the Supreme Court. “The caption was a slight distortion of the information. When the information came to our notice, we had to correct the error made by the

staff of the agency managing our social media accounts. We apologise for that misleading information”, it stated. However, records of the court proceedings also showed no such ruling. Instead, the Supreme Court had directed both parties, Innoson and GTBank, to return to the Court of Appeal, Enugu Judicial Division, for a hearing on GTBank’s appeal

scheduled for tomorrow, 14 June, 2018. As facts became clearer to the public, the embattled businessman silently deleted the false tweet from the company’s Twitter account. GTBank had also advised the public that Innoson’s claims were “false, mischievous and malicious”, emphasizing that there was no directive or order issued by the


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B3 Business News Salah patrol: FRSC to cover 45 corridors

L-R: My Indomie My Remix Video Contest Judge, Sound sultan; Group Public Relations &Event Manager, Dufil Prima Foods Plc, Ashiwaju Temitope; Grand Prize winner, David B-Online with another Judge, Vector the Viper at the presentation of N1 million Cheque to the winner in Lagos...on Wednesday. Photo: Olatunji Wale

SMEDAN, NBS begin data survey on MSMEs in Nigeria Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMED) in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have commenced preparation to carryout survey that would provide up to date data on the Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. The survey would start in two weeks from now across the 36 states of the federation. Speaking at the inception stakeholder’s workshop in Abuja on Tuesday, the Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale who

was represented by Dr. Isiaka Olarenwaju, the Director, Real Sector and Household Statistics said that the federal government needs current and accurate data to aid in the empowering, growth, development and performance of MSMEs. He described MSMEs as very important catalyst in the development and industrialization of the nation, adding that its contribution to the transmission of agricultural led economy to industrial ones cannot be overemphasized. According to him, MSMEs helped in the absorption of productive resources at all levels of the economy and contributes to the building of flexible

economic system in which small and large firms are interlinked. Olarenwaju further disclosed that the full survey would commerce in two weeks’ time across the 36 states and the FCT. The survey would be administered using the computer assisted personal interview (CAPI) to facilitate speed and accuracy, he said. He added that 900 households would be sampled in every state across the nation and FCT. On his part, the Director General of SMEDAN Dikko Umar Radda represented by the Director, Enterprise Development and Promotion, Wale Fasanya said, to optimize the MSMEs sub-sector, adequate

and reliable information or data is required to anchor planned interventions. “SMEDAN collaboration with NBS is embodied in a MoU which provides for the survey to be reviewed after every three years with concerns for enterprise mortality and mobility peculiar to the subsector,” he said. The essence of the survey is to assess the contribution of MSMEs sector to GDP as well as know the number of MSMEs in Nigeria on state and sector wide distribution. It will also enable the identification of the main challenges and constraints facing the sector and identify the skills gaps amongst others.

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the Corps’ Operatives (Regular and Special Marshals) to effectively cover 45 Corridors during the Eid-El-Fitri special Patrol which is expected to commence from 13 June 2018 to 18 June 2018 This is as a result of the expectation of a mass movement of people and goods across the length and breadth of the Country during the end of Ramadan festive season in preparation for Id - el - fitrii coupled with a bid to trend down road traffic crashes at least by 15% and fatalities by 30% during the period,. Among the corridors to be covered according to Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC are SokotoTambuwal-Jega-Birnin Kebbi corridor, Katsina-Kano-WudilDutse-Azare-Potiskum corridor, Kaduna-Saminaka-Jos corridor, Abuja-Kaduna-Kano corridor, Okene-Ogori-Isua-Owo corridor, Makurdi-OtukpoObollo Afor-9th Mile corridor, Asaba-Abraka-Ughelli-Warri corridor, Ibadan-Ogere-Sagamu corridor, Sagamu-Mowe-Lagos corridor, amongst others. Kazeem stated that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed that all hands must be on deck to ensure free flow of traffic, reduction in road crashes, improved enforcement of traffic laws, and improved enlightenment on the proper use of roads in Nigeria as the Country approaches a busy EidEl-Fitri celebration.

SuperSport secures Toure, Okocha, for World Cup broadcast on DStv, GOtv Godwin Anyebe Some of football’s biggest names have been secured by SuperSport to underpin this year’s broadcast of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on DStv and GOtv. Yaya Touré, one of the most celebrated African players of the past decade, will be joined by straight-talking Jay-Jay Okocha,

Dwight Yorke (one half of the deadly duo which spearheaded Manchester United’s charge to a historical treble in 1999) plus former Manchester United and Everton fullback Phil Neville and Italian maestro Gianfranco Zola, one of Chelsea’s greatest players. Other African guests doing SuperSport duty include Samson Siasia, Shaun Bartlett,

Gavin Hunt, Andre Arendse and Benni McCarthy. The presenters will be made up of the experienced foursome of Robert Marawa, Carol Tshabalala, Neil Andrews and Andy Townsend. The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14 with the opening ceremony at 2 pm and the first match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at 4

pm. DStv customers can catch the action live on SS3, SS13 and SS14, while GOtv customers on SS Select 1 and SS Select 4. With a 24-hour World Cup channel already on air, the broadcast offering has been supplemented with another 24-hour High Definition World Cup channel on DStv (SS3) that will run from June1 until July 15 that will include pre-World

Cup friendlies. There will be build-ups for all matches with top analysis and insights from some of the sharpest minds in the game, plus world class graphics and technology to enhance coverage in the brand-new High Definition studio that launches in June. Post-match wraps will also feature, guaranteeing the most in-depth coverage.


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Coronation Merchant Bank explains why CBN may raises rates Stories: Motolani Oseni The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may raise benchmark interest rate and other economic rates by the fourth quarter of 2018, Coronation Merchant Bank says in new report. This is a development most Nigerians are not expecting at the moment, as stakeholders and Citizens are expecting the apex bank and its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to reduce the interest rate. The Merchant Bank in its new report, released during the week titled: “Interest rate outlook, 2018”, noted that while countries such as Kenya and Egypt, that offer oneyear risk-free local currency yields in excess of 5.00 percentage points (pp) above inflation, Nigeria offers a oneyear risk-free rate of 0.72 pp over its inflation rate. It explained that in spite of CBN

wishes to keep interest rates down, it may have to jack up market interest rates by Q4 2018. “A significant part of Nigeria’s Naira-denominated risk-free securities are held by foreign investors and logic suggests that CBN must increase interest rates dramatically to keep the investors. However, we believe the CBN will keep interest rate rises to the minimum, while allowing a degree of foreign exchange reserve deterioration if foreign investors either sell or do not renew their Naira fixed income positions ahead of elections in February 2019. We think that the CBN would tolerate a degree of parallel exchange rate deterioration, if this results,” asserted Guy Czartoryski, Head of Research, Coronation Merchant Bank. The report indicated that the CBN is aware of the risk of outflows of foreign investment in Naira money

market instruments and the threat of pre-election spending that will most likely feed through to inflation in H2 2018. “For these two reasons we think that the CBN will raise its open market operation (OMO) rates to achieve an annual yield of 14.00 per cent-15.00 per cent by Q4 2018, from 13.20 per cent per annum (pa) recently. However, we doubt that it will make an overt signal by raising its Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) above 14.00 per cent pa this year,” it added. According to a report recently released by the industry-leading Coronation Research – a part of Coronation Merchant Bank Group – on interest rate outlook for the year, conditions for emerging market currencies have deteriorated in the last two months. While the crisis in the Argentinian Peso is an extreme example, few emerging markets can

take their exchange rate for granted and in some cases market interest rates have risen. US dollar strength is taking a toll The report examined the current yield on government-issued or central bank-issued one-year bills of three groups of emerging market/ developing countries: Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) countries; selected emerging markets with double-digit inflation; and selected sub-Saharan African countries. It compared the current yield on the government securities with domestic inflation rate as an indicator of how much currency depreciation, against the US dollar, an international investor might expect. “Brazil, Russia and India have inflation below 5.0 per cent per annum (pa) and also offer one-year risk-free yields above 6.0 per cent pa. Countries with double digit inflation (i.e. Ukraine and Egypt) have one-

From left to Right: Mr. Chukwuemeka Aniukwu, Media Relations Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc and Mr. Patrick Olowokere, Corporate Communications and Brands PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, at the flag-off of the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards in Lagos on Wednesday.

AGF wades into police IPPIS challenges gives consultant dateline Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris has wadded into the challenges involved with the enrolement of the members of the Nigeria Police Force on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform, by taking personal responsibility of overseeing the process of resolving all impending issues. Idris, took the decision on Wednesday when he received a delegation of the Authorities of the Nigerian Police Force, led by Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG) Abdul Salami Iyaji, to deliver a letter from the Inspector General of Police

and to discuss other matters of mutual interest. The AGF described the seeming intractable issues emanating from the enrolment of the Nigeria Police on the IPPIS platform as unacceptable and which must be dispensed with without further delay. He directed the Nigeria Police to submit all the required documents requested by the IPPIS department to his office and that he will personally supervise the process of resolving the matters immediately. Mr. Idris also directed the IPPIS Consultant, Messers Soft Alliance to immediately deploy additional personnel to ensure that all issues are resolved within the shortest time possible.

Furthermore, Mr. Idris explained to the delegation that the complaints on shortfall in the salary payment has to do with statutory deductions on the IPPIS platform which is applicable to every employee on the platform, some of which include, the National Housing Fund (NHF), which is 2.5% of the basic salary, Employees Pension and PAYE tax as stipulated by the Joint tax board, which nobody can do anything about. In addition, on the issue of newly promoted police officers, the AGF directed the police to make a comprehensive list of all officers involved, indicating their IPPIS Nos. This is with the view to addressing the matter holistically to avoid any body being left out. He also urged

the police authorities to endeavour to educate their men on these issues, adding that there is no going back on Mr. President’s directive to enrol the Nigeria Police force and other Security Agencies on the IPPIS platform. Responding, the AIG, Iyaji, promised the cooperation of the Nigeria Police, saying that they will work with the Accountant- General to ensure that the Police enrolment which they described as being successful so far, but needs to address some observed challenges. He assured that the Police will continue to educate their men on those mandatory deductions and other benefits of the IPPIS, which he described as a very good initiative which needs the support of all Nigerians.

year risk-free local currency yields that are 5.00 percentage points (pp), or more, higher than the headline inflation and are defending their currencies effectively. Policy rates in these countries are also high, with the Ukrainian policy rate at 17.00 per cent pa and the Egyptian policy rate at 16.75 per cent pa. Compared with other sub-Saharan African countries, Nigeria is an outlier; the average oneyear risk-free rate of 13.20 per cent is 0.72pp above the headline inflation rate of 12.48 per cent pa (for April). Coronation Research claimed Nigeria will have to offer a higher interest rates more than what the market currently offers to attract international investors looking for a return, and lock in domestic funds that might otherwise go to the foreign exchange market.

Naira gains against Dollar at unofficial Forex market The Naira on Wednesday gained 50 kobo to firm against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The Nigerian currency exchanged at N361 to the dollar, stronger than the N361.50 traded on Tuesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N488 and N423, respectively. At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the naira was sold at N360, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N488 and N423, respectively. Trading at the investors’ window saw the naira close at N361.10. The naira exchanged at N305.90, N402.26 and N360.75 against the dollar, Pound Sterling and the Euro, respectively at the CBN window. The Nigerian currency also traded at N47.74 and N23.2 against the Chinese Yuan and the South African Rand. Currency traders said that the naira was set to appreciate significantly at the parallel market as the Nigeria China swap deal takes effect. It would be recalled that the Nigerian government entered into a 2.4 billion dollars currency swap deal with the People’s Republic of China. The CBN noted that the deal would finance trade and direct investment between China and Nigeria, and maintain financial market stability, among other benefits.


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NSE: ASI sheds 0.40% after two days growth The All-Share Index (ASI) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), on Wednesday dropped by 40 per cent on Wednesday. The index closed lower at 39,031.72 against 39,187.04 recorded on Tuesday, indicating a loss of 155.32 points or 0.40 per cent. Also, market capitalisation which opened at N14.188 trillion shed N49 billion to close at N14.139 trillion. Nigerian Breweries recorded the highest loss during the day, dropping by N2.10 kobo to close at N115 per share. Dangote Sugar trailed with a loss of 50k to close at N19, while Zenith International Bank depreciated by 45k

to close at N26.75 per share. FBN Holdings was down by 30k to close at N10.90, while United Bank for Africa declined by 15k to close at N10.95 per share. Conversely, Cement Company of Northern Nigeria led the gainers’ table, appreciating by N1 to close at N75.50 per share. Flour Mills followed with a gain of 35k to close at N32.65, while UAC Property increased by 10k to close at N2.11 per share. Union Bank of Nigeria rose 10k to close at N6.20, while Learn Africa grew by 7k to close at N1.51 per share. A breakdown of the activity chart

indicates that United Bank for Africa was the most active stock, exchanging 90.62 million shares worth N998.23 million. United Capital trailed with an account of 78.69 million shares valued at N258.35 million, while Africa Prudential Registrar traded 72.10 million shares cost N312.59 million. Access Bank sold 26.28 million shares valued at N282.27 million, while Africa Insurance Company recorded a turnover of 23.30 million shares worth N4.66 million. In all, investors bought and sold 456.49 million shares valued at N4.13 billion achieved in 3,517 deals.

L- R ​: ​ Project Manager, 21 Days Of Y’ello Care, 2018, MTN Nigeria, Victor Orie-Ononogbu; Principal, Vocational Training And Skills Acquisition Centre, Egbeda, Lagos, Ashimi Olanrewaju; Manager, Proactive Fraud Management, MTN Nigeria, Ladi Akhamie, and Manager, Customer Operations, MTN Nigeria, Funmilayo Babalola, during a visit to the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Vocational Training & Skill Acquisition Centre, Egbeda, Lagos,yesterday. PHOTO BY KOLAWOLE ALIU.

Transcorp appoints Chris Ezeafulukwe as executive director Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), one of Nigeria’s leading conglomerate,has appointed Mr. Christopher Ezeafulukwe as an Executive Director with effect from July 1, 2018. Mr. Ezeafulukwe, currently the Group General Counsel and Head, Business Development, will in his new role, focus and drive the development of new commercial interests as well as the optimisation of Transcorp’s existing investments in the power and Oil&Gas sectors. Mr. Ezeafulukwe brings to this role over 19 years’ experience in Business Development, Legal Advisory and Company Secretariat roles amongst others in a career spanning several industries. He holds an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos, a B.L (second class upper division) from the Nigerian Law School, an LL.M from the University of Lagos and another LL.M in Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston, Texas. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and until recently a member of the Executive Council of Association of Power Generation Companies of Nigeria. Commenting on Mr. Ezeafulukwe’s appointment, the Chairman, Transcorp; Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, welcomed him to the Board and noted that: “Chris is an invaluable member of the Transcorp team. His insights, drive and commitment to business execution are exemplary. His appointment will deepen and open new doors of commercial opportunities for Transcorp and all our stakeholders as we pursue our goal of providing power in every home, school, hospital and business enterprise in Nigeria.” Commenting further, the Group President/ CEO of Transcorp, Mr. Adim Jibunoh, congratulated Chris on his appointment. He stated that “Chris brings exceptional value to the table and we are certain that he will deliver on the high expectations of the Board and Management.”

Okomu Oil shareholders’ get N2.8bn dividend payout The management of Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc on Tuesday announced a dividend payment of N2.8 billion after tax to shareholders. The Chairman of Okomu Oil Palm, Mr Gbenga Oyebode, made the announcement at the company’s 2017 annual report and accounts, on Tuesday in Benin. He said the feat was made possible due to the prudent management of the company. “As s result of the excellent results delivered and to ensure that our shareholders remain participants in the success of the company, the Board of Directors recommends for approval, a dividend payment of N3.00k per ordinary share, or a total dividend of nearly N2.8 billion. “During the year under review, the results of the company recorded combined turnover

totaling N20.2 billion which amounts to an increase of 40 per cent on 2016 turnover. “Direct costs of sales were 36 per cent higher than 2016 at N4.9 billion, generally in line with inflation and the Naira devaluation,’’ he said. According to him, in 2017, the company also paid more than N2 billion in taxes to federal agencies up from N948 million paid in 2016. “This translated into a total comprehensive income of N8.9 billion in 2017, this being 78 per cent better than the N4.9 billion total comprehensive income recorded in 2016,’’ he said. Oyebode explained that although there were some improvements from the previous year, “2017 still presented numerous challenges to the business environment with

a contraction monetary policy, high levels of inflation and unemployment. “However, government’s action to reign in excessive budgets and improve foreign liquidity as well as an increase in oil prices helped bring the economy out of recession this year. “We also saw improved rubber and crude palm oil (CPO) prices this year, with increases of 24 per cent and 44 per cent respectively. “This combined with fiscal discipline displayed by the management, saw the company delivering excellent record,’’ he said. “The consolidated profits on continuing operations after tax saw an increase of 78 per cent on the 2016 results. “Turnover also increased by 40 per cent from 2016, which saw the company take up

position as one of the top 10 companies with the highest turnover on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2017.’’ On its operations in the year under review, Oyebode noted that as at the end of 2017, the total oil palm area was 17,244 ha, of which 7,371 ha with new plantings were yet to mature. “Plantation cost for the year was 28 per cent higher than for 2016,’’ he added. Production of crude oil palm from the oil mill was two per cent higher than 2016’s production, with oil extraction rates averaging approximately 22 per cent. “However, the oil mill costs for 2017 were 37 per cent higher than the previous year, predominantly driven by the increased costs of imported spare parts as a result of the devaluation of the Naira.


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G-Power boosts BMW X6M to 550kW, 980Nm Bavarian tuning haus G-Power has always specialised in making BMWs Go Much Faster, and now it has turned its attention to the second-generation (F86) X6M SUV. The standard X6M is no slouch, with its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 rated for 423kW from 6000-6500 revs and 750Nm from 2200-5000rpm, but for G-Power that’s just a good starting point. Factor in modified turbos with bigger impellers, carefully machined to make them lighter than standard to reduce turbo lag, a titanium exhaust system with bigger-diameter exhaust header

pipes, G-Power’s own catalytic converters and 102mm carbon-fibre tailpipes, and upgraded G-Power V3 performance ECU software (with no speed limiter), individually tuned to the engine of your X6M, and the result is the Typhoon, rated for a deep-throated, hairy-chested 550kW and 980Nm, good enough to demolish the standing quarter-mile (402 metres) in 11.5 seconds and take this 2.3 ton musclecar way out on the naughty side of 300km/h. Keeping everything kosher are individually height-adjustable GX6M coilover struts with

nine-way adjustable damping all round and a set of 23 inch forged-alloy Hurricane RR doublespoked rims in jet black; the G-Power Typhoon rides 40mm lower than standard at the front axle and 30mm lower at the rear. All of which comes dressed to impress in a Breitbau body kit that includes a new front apron with larger air intakes, wheel-arch flares, side skirts, door attachments and a new rear apron. Optional extras include a carbon-fibre bonnet with venturi slots to keep the engine compartment cool and a carbon-fibre rear diffuser.

Hyundai Motor holds grand opening ceremony for “FIFA World Football Museum Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo Hyundai is hosting a special exhibition, “FIFA World Football Museum Presented by Hyundai” during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ period at the Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. Recently, Hyundai Motor, the Official Automotive Partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia held the grand opening ceremony of the special exhibition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. “FIFA World Football Museum presented by Hyundai” at Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow. This exhibition celebrates the FIFA World Cup™ through the passion and devotion of the fans and tells the event’s history through the players who have left an indelible mark on it in the past. The 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Winner’s Trophy, alongside the Jules Rimet Cup™, the original FIFA World Cup™ Trophy between 1930 and 1970, will be unveiled during the opening ceremony. “It is very meaningful to open the exhibition of the FIFA World Football Museum here in Moscow, the capital of the host country Russia and home of the Hyundai Motorstudio Moscow, Hyundai’s brand center.” Wonhee Lee, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor said. “We worked together to give football loving fans from Russia and the rest of the world, a very special firsthand experience during this FIFA World Cup™ tournament.” Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA said, “We are fortunate to be witnessing history in the making with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Volvo details new ‘Polestar Engineered’ S60 T8

Porsche 911 Speedster gets Open-top with over 500 hp Porsche will be rewarding itself with an excellent present for the 70th anniversary of the brand’s sports cars: the 911 Speedster Concept, a road-ready study of an exciting open-top sports car. The unique model forges a link between the very first Porsche 356 ‘No. 1’ Roadster, which received its operating permit on June 8, 1948, and the Porsche cars of today. With its pure concept and historically accurate execution, the 911 Speedster concept reflects the essence of the Stuttgart-based sports car manufacturer with precision. A pure driving experience is the main emphasis of the car, as such; the drive technology under the two-tone shell of the concept study is derived from the current GT models. It was developed at the Porsche Motorsport Centre, which is the birthplace of the 911 GT2 RS and the GT3 RS. The 911 Speedster Concept celebrated its world premiere as part of the official ‘70 years Porsche sportscar’ anniversary celebrations in Zuffenhausen. The concept study offers a glimpse of a potential series-production version, although this model may not be presented until 2019. A decision on whether to move ahead will be made in the coming months. The characteristics of the 911 Speedster Concept include the shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen and correspondingly shortened side windows. These features give the sports car study an even stockier profile with a very low fly line, which is reminiscent of its predecessors such as the Porsche

356 1500 Speedster. A special rear cover made of carbon fibre connects behind the front seats, covering a roll-over protection structure and featuring a ‘double bubble’, a traditional element of this sports car design since the 911 Speedster from 1988. Two contrasting black slats between the ‘humps’ add an aerodynamic touch, and a transparent Plexiglas wind deflector features an engraved ‘70 years of Porsche’ logo. As dictated by the historic original, the 911 Speedster Concept also features a lightweight tonneau cover instead of a convertible top. This cover protects the car interior from rain when parked, and is attached using eight Tenax fasteners. The lightweight principles of the Speedster philosophy continue through into the interior, where the navigation, radio and air conditioning systems have all been removed. The full bucket seats are made of carbon, and the light brown Aniline leather covers in

Cognac 356 pick up on features from the car’s classic predecessors. The broad body of the concept car has been borrowed from the 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet, although the wings, front bonnet and rear cover of the concept are made of lightweight carbon-fibre composite material. The paintwork in the traditional colours of GT Silver and White harks back to Porsche’s early racing cars – as do many of the other carefully crafted details, such as the 50s-style central fuel tank cap positioned in the middle of the front bonnet, the classic Talbot shape of the exterior mirrors or the unique design of the main headlights. Transparent and opaque surfaces on the headlight covers produce a cross-like effect and are nod to a practice prevalent in Porsche’s early years in motorsport. At the time, the original headlights were taped before races to protect them against stone chipping and to prevent the glass from shattering.

With Polestar having recently split off into a separate premium brand focusing on electrification, it might seem strange to see the badge return to a ‘conventional’ Volvo product. But the new ‘Polestar Engineered’ offering that was specifically developed for its ‘60’ range appears to be a bridge between the two, in the same way that BMW’s M Performance cars like the M240i straddle the lines between normal BMW’s and devilish M Division cars. The difference here is that Polestar is focused on ‘electrification’ and the first of the new-generation ‘Polestar Engineered’ products will be the T8 version of the third-generation S60 sedan that’s due to be revealed in a week from now. Similar versions of the V60 and XC60 will be offered in 2019. Polestar has fine-tuned the engine control unit to raise the T8 plug-in hybrid drivetrain’s outputs from 298kW and 640Nm to 309kW and 670Nm. The gearbox and brakes get some Polestar tinkering too, as does the multi-link front and rear suspension, which also gets Öhlins adjustable shock absorbers as well as a strut bar design inherited from the Polestar 1 highperformance coupé. There won’t be too much on the outside to tell the Polestar Engineered models apart, besides Polestar emblems, black chrome exhaust pipes, and gold seatbelts and brake callipers - showing off the division’s new “hallmark” colour.


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Controversy over tariff hike on wine and spirit brands Stories: Godwin Anyebe The recent increase of tariffs with about five hundred percent on locally made wine and spirit brands in Nigeria has continued to generate debate among stakeholders. While it is believe in some quarters that, every government has the sole right of generating revenue for adequate growth and development, others are of the view that, such act, if not well managed, will have an adverse effect on the economy. Analyst are of the view that such increase will not have a negative effect on the manufacturers of the the locally made brands and their employees alone, but, it will also affect the line of indirect employment the companies create. It is worthy of note that, all over the world, tariffs are tax placed by the government on imports. They raise the price for consumers, lead to a decline in imports, and can lead to retaliation by other countries. In addition, tariffs are an important barrier to free trade; they are often imposed to protect domestic industry from cheap imports. However, it often leads to retaliation with other countries placing tariffs on their exports. But this is not the case with decision of the federal government of Nigeria because, in a way, the hike does not affect the imported brands. A prognosis that has made industry watchers to query that, if Donald Trump in the United States of America is reducing tariffs on local industries to create room for more employment, while would Nigeria

choose to frustrate companies that are helping the larger society by way of creating employment? Speaking on this issue, the Director General of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Segun Ajayi-Kadir, said: “MAN had some form of representation, but the proposal we send to the government was not welcome by the government. We Aldo made them understand that the timing is bad. The increase for us is not done in good wisdom and spirit for products consume by low end consumers. It is also a way of encouraging the growth of foreign brands over the local ones.” Relating his view to health issues, he pointed out that if care is not taken, the government will be forcing consumers not to have any choice than to begin to patronise fake brand that are not manufactured under a good condition that could be more harmful to their health. “If we are trying to borrow a leaf from the foreign county, let’s try to find out what the tariff others pay in their country”, he added. While explaining the intervention of senate into the matter, he stated that, as an advocacy group, we approach all arms of government whenever we have issues, and in this regards, we approach the legislative and executive arm of government, but unfortunately, the two of them did come out to us with a good response. Though the Senate promised to reach out to the executive and get back to us.” We are appealing to the government that they should reconsider this increase. We are open and ready to engage the government, because if

all these companies collapse, government will be compounding social vices in the society. It is only the living that pay tax. We are not saying that government should not increase tariff, but government should be realistic and not to throw the baby and the bath water.” Also speaking, The Chairman of Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), Chief Patrick Anegbe disclosed that the hike was a threat to the N420 billion investment of the industry. According to him, the recent proposed increase of tariff by the federal government will make about two hundred and fifty thousand Nigerians go out of job if implemented, and bout one million Nigerians who are also indirectly employed by the wine and spirit industry will be in trouble water of unemployment with their dependants. Anegbe said that there was no prior engagement/consultation whatsoever with the indigenous producers of wines and spirits, before adopting the new excise method. He said that the association was particularly worried that the job of over 25,000 Nigerians plus over 250,000 connected SMEs staff were being threatened by the hike. “We Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria (DIBAN), under the auspices of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) reject the new astronomical hike in excise duty being selectively imposed on the domestic wines and spirit brands one of the oldest and driving indigenous industry in Nigeria. “For the record, the new duty approved for

From Left to Right: Mr. Mojeed Alabi, past winner, Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Report of the Year; Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc; Mr. Suleiman Hussaini, past winner, Nigerian BreweriesGolden Pen Photo Journalist of the Year and Mr. Patrick Olowokere, Corporate Communications and Brands PR Manager, Nigerian Breweries Plc, at the flag-off of the 2018 edition of the Nigerian Breweries Golden Pen Awards in Lagos on Wednesday.

implementation by the Honourable Minister of Finance, translates to an increase in duty from the current average of N30 per litre to N150 in the first year and N200 per litre subsequently. “This translates to an increase from current average duty of N270 to N1,350 per case (carton) in the first year and N270 to N1,800 per case from second year. “This is an increase of over 500 per cent purely on local wines and spirits with the exclusion of all imported wines, spirits and champagne. “We reject in totality, the highly punitive and selective astronomical hikes in duty, a purely IMF agenda being camouflaged as a health concern!,” he said. The chairman said that the excise duty increase was an attempt by the minister to foist an IMF sponsored agenda on Nigeria, which would further compound the hardship of already impoverished Nigerians. He said that if the implementation of the new duty hike was allowed to proceed, it would lead to obvious job losses that would result from low demand of the products. According to him, the new hike will lead to the collapse of the indigenous wines and spirits segment and pave way for the complete takeover of the market by the imported and smuggled brands. “We are also disturbed that the new hike will not only affect the wines and spirits industry, but also other key sectors of the economy and businesses such as packaging industries, bottles, cartons, labels, cork, laminates, glue, ink, printing, laboratory, marketing, consulting, media, among others. “We strongly hold the view that if the intention of government is to grow local industries, imposing exorbitant duties on locally manufactured goods is a contradiction of that objective. He noted. Further, he disclosed that, for the sake of emphasis, from a recent study carried out by KPMG, it was concluded that price elasticity holiday spirits/wines segment is very high such that a 10 per cent increase in price of wine will lead to about 20.9 per cent fall in demand. “A 19 per cent increase in the price of spirit will result in a 41 per cent decline in volume and this is predominant in the low price segments which represent 78.65 per cent of the total volume. With over 500 per cent increase approved by the government, the damage these will cause to locally produced wines and spirits business can only be imagined,” he said. Earlier, a protest was staged by the Food, Beverages and Tobacco Senior Staff Association to demand government intervention on the outrageous tax imposed on the manufactures. Speaking during the protest, Comrade Izegaegbe Friday, FOBTOB chairman, Intercontinental Distillers Limited, IDLBranch said the tax posed a dangerous threat to the employment of their members and if implemented, the entire industry is on the line. He said the claim by government that the increase was imposed as a result of health related factor is untrue. He added that alcohol is not the bane of corruption in the country. The group appealed to government to arrived at a reasonable deal with the manufactures so as to save the industry

NBC emerges best environmental friendly company at LASEPA Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd (NBC), has emerged the best environmental friendly company at the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency Award organized as part of activities to mark the 2018 World Environmental Day recently in Lagos. Receiving the award on behalf of the company, Ms. Ifeoma Okoye who represented the Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Mrs. Sade Morgan described the recognition as a welcome development adding that it is a big motivation for the company to invest more in keeping the environment safe and sustainable. Morgan who attributed the honour to the invaluable contribution of staff and

the management stated that NBC is fully committed to contributing its quota through various partnerships to prevent environmental pollution. Speaking on the 2018 theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”, Okoye noted that it has become increasingly imperative for companies both local and multinationals to collaborate by devising innovative ideas that can help combat the challenges associated with waste particularly plastic bottles. “We have great minds of students and professors who can help develop innovative ways and methods to improve the existing procedures attainable now. We must understand the impact

of waste and make effort to drive discussion around finding solutions towards it. We have to drive ideas that are not limited to our markets but can be useful and will connect with the rural areas. We also have to create a disposal system that supports ongoing initiatives. Therefore, I believe the main challenge to multinationals in this society is collaboration and coming up with ideas. I believe when we work with others, we can achieve more” she said. Presenting the award to the NBC, The General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), Engineer Ayodele Antonio, appreciated the significant effort NBC has played over the years to keep the environment

more sustainable and safer for Nigerians. He said: “We are all aware of the harmful effects of plastic pollution in our environment. While plastics have many valuable uses, we have become over reliant on single use or disposable plastics with severe environmental effects. At this point in our existence, we need a paradigm shift in our value system with regards to the use of plastics and we are advocating the general idea that if you cannot reuse it, refuse it.” He further challenged other corporate bodies to emulate the efforts of NBC and be more proactive in addressing similar issues saying that there was the need for a call to action to avoid severe environmental consequences.


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‘Airport plan distorted by Govt’ The president spoke about the rehabilitation of Lagos, Abuja airports and others. What is your view on this ? The terminal buildings mentioned by the president in his speech as regards what he was fed by the Minister of State, Aviation are cosmetics in nature. The building in Lagos is disturbing the Control Tower including that of Abuja Airport. The Minister attested to the fact that the Chinese constructed the buildings that are disturbing the Control Towers and said the Towers are to be relocated for safety reasons. These are the types of buildings they kept deceiving the president that they would soon commission. What are they going to commission there soon. The master plan of these airports have been distorted. Go there and you will see churches, mosques and several other structures springing up in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Enugu airports that poses threat to security. The master plan of Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Enugu like I said earlier have been distorted. Why should this be? They are busy giving the land that ought to be used for airport expansion to individuals. Go there and see. Its only God that has been saving Nigeria from external aggression. Let the President and Commander-in-Chief take a tour of these aforementioned airports and see things for himself. The president should not rely on the sweet talk from Sirika who has sugar-coated mouth. I challenged the Minister of State, Aviation whether or not he told us in one of his for a that those buildings started under the former Minister, Stella Oduah, both in Abuja and Lagos caused problems for Air Traffic Controllers in the Control Towers. This is just like the spacious car park at ground zero at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos which was deliberately abandoned to pave way for the siphoning of funds through construction of new car parks. We can’t be fooled for ever. I challenged them to a face-to-face debate on this and other issues, where we will ask questions and let the Minister or whoever represents him give us answers. There is nothing they put down in Lagos or Abuja airports that has not distorted the original master plan of those airports which has ended up causing a lot of safety problems. President Buhari should not belief in totality all what he has been fed by the the Minister of State, Aviation. The immediate past government started this mess under Stella Oduah as Minister of Aviation with the Remodeling grammar. What do you remodel. You have to remodel in line with the Master plan. You don’t remodel and put whatever you like and went to take loan from China and gave the construction contract to Chinese Consortium. Is that not robbing ‘Peter to pay Paul’? There was another slogan She came up with- Aviation Roadmapwhen She led all the chief executives of Aviation agencies abroad and got to a place, was outdated aircraft and

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The Secretary General of Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) Comrade Abdulrasaq Saidu, says construction of two control towers and the Chinese terminals in Abuja and Lagos has led to the distortion of both Abuja and Lagos airport’s master plans. He spoke with CHUKWUEMEKE IWELUNMO.

planned to bring them into Nigeria, but for the steadfastness and bravity of the then Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr Harold Demuren who stood his ground that those planes cannot come into Nigeria for certain safety reasons. That was one of the reasons why Dr Demuren was removed as the DG of NCAA just because he stood by the truth concerning safety and security in Aviation in line with ICAO set Standards and Recommended practices. I therefore urge Mr President to always verify what they feed him with as regards situation of things in the country’s aviation industry. We are into the last lap of Buhari’s first tenure. What do you have to say ? Like I said earlier, many things started going wrong as a result of wrongful liquidation of Nigeria Airways and lots of things went with it with attendant serious corruption. Secondly, during that period and up till now, they have bastardised professionalism of staff in this industry by not allowing the Acts that sets up the Agencies to be properly executed. What do I mean by that. All the

agencies, according to law must have their governing board of directors. The previous boards were dissolved and for long, they refused to constitute new ones. It was of recent that President Buhari appointed some boards of directors for government agencies but in few Ares where it was noticed that there were anomalies, Buhari directed a review. Then the areas that there were no anomalies, Ministers in those agencies were directed to inaugurate them. What is delaying the inauguration of Boards of Directors for Aviation Agencies. This has given Sirika the chance to ‘flood’ the agencies with people that has no bearing to the operations of agencies they were posted nor add any value. The Minister of State has in effect undermined federal character in all of his impositions on the agencies. Majority of professionals in the agencies are getting older and needed to be replaced by competent young professionals from within as a first choice before looking for external recruitments through due process, but the Minister kept imposing people without requsite knowledge on the agencies.They are misfits sent from the Ministry of Aviation by

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Sirika. For example, in NAMA, there is shortage of Air Traffic Controllers and other technical staff, same situation is with FAAN Fire&Security where experienced ones are getting older and needed to be replaced by trained and young professionals and also in NCAA and NiMet. Those sent in by Sirika are more or less supportive staff and not professionals. The more insult is that majority of those brought in by the Minister were given managerial and middle managerial positions. How do you now want the industry to progress? This abberation must stop and the only person that can stop it is President Buhari. To put an end to this hydra-headed monster, the President should replace Sirika as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The chief executives of agencies have been turned into more or less Special Assistants or Personal Assistants to the Minister. They no longer have time to attend to their official assignments in their individual agencies. Its unfortunate. What is happening in the Aviation Industry is what I call “ Suffering and Smiling”, in one of the lyrics of legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

This abberation must stop and the only person that can stop it is President Buhari. To put an end to this hydra-headed monster, the President should replace Sirika as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

POS: Cashless payment system excites airport users The cashless payment system introduced by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN on the 14th of May, 2018 has recorded a huge success with concessionaires, passengers and other across the airports, embrace the cashless policy. Investigations carried out at different airports within the country show that passengers and concessionaires have adjusted with the cashless payment at various pay points across the airports. A visit to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Ikeja, Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu and Margaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar revealed that compliance was in full swing. It was also gathered that Calabar commenced the cashless transactions before any other airport in the country and the policy it was learnt, was welcomed by passengers and concessionaires. Revenues that were not remitted to the coffers of the agency before now are being captured by the cashless transactions. A source told this reporter that a VIP lounge in the south east airports which used to generate and remit about N70, 000 before the implementation of the cashless transactions now remits about N280,000 monthly. According to an official of commercial department of FAAN in one of the airports, “the cashless process is with ease, stress-free and nobody asks for change as its done by POS. We only do little work and it has increased our revenue generation” FAAN commenced the cashless transactions across airports in the country on the 14th June this year. According to the General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu the initiative was to foster ease of payment, create payment options and improve the speed and convenience of payment. Mrs Yakubu had earlier predicted that the cashless transactions will reduce the carrying of cash as transactions will be made in different ways such as POS, money transfers. She added that FAAN had equally strategically positioned Remita agents at various points across the airports. She explained that the initiative was designed under the Presidential Enabling Environment Business Council PEBEC to ensure convenience and curb corruption, identifying car parks, cargo section, chartered / unscheduled flights among others will be affected by the the introduction. “It will help FAAN to eliminate leakages and further increase revenue base of the organization. No government official will handle cash during transactions when the exercise takes off. We are soliciting the cooperation of all airport users, concessionaires and the general public to ensure a hitch free exercise” According Mrs Yakubu , the decision to adopt digital payment was as a result of the success of the Executive Order of the Federal Government in a bid to create enabling business environment in the country especially within the airports as entry points into the country. She explained that it was to ensure that those doing business at the airports were not harassed but furnished accurate information on what and where to pay at every point in time.


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Health Blood Donor Day: WHO tasks FG on funding, more donation centres Doosuur Iwambe, Abuja World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director in the African Region, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has called on the Federal Government to ensure that national blood services have sustainable funding for blood safety programmes as well as increase donation centres. Moeti, who stated this in his 2018 message to mark the World Blood Donor Day noted that despite the increase of blood donations, the number of units of blood collected remains inadequate compared to the needs of patients, especially in the rural areas where maternal deaths are usually high. Adequate supplies of safe blood, he said ‘‘can only be assured through regular, voluntary, unpaid donations. I urge countries to support voluntary blood donations as a solidarity act for all, and to ensure that national blood services have sustainable funding for blood safety programmes. I encourage Ministries of Health to put active measures in place to strengthen national blood services to enhance universal access to safe blood,’’ he said. While reaffirming WHO support for all initiatives aimed at ensuring that safe blood and blood products are available for all, the Regional Director, thank all voluntary blood donors and encourage them to maintain the gesture in-order to ensure sufficient blood supplies for all patients. “This draws attention to the kind gestures of regular and voluntary blood donors for patients in need, and encourages people to care for one another by donating blood. The day is also an opportunity to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts

Nigeria’s highest donor urges more youths participation

The Daily Times staff, Nathan John Nigeria’s highest blood donor with 45 donations in 2018

of blood and to motivate people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people. “Blood transfusion saves lives. It helps patients suffering from life-threatening conditions to live longer, better quality lives, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. It has an essential, life-saving role in maternal and child care and during the emergency responses to disasters, as well as in road traffic accidents and injuries. Safe blood donations play a vital role in providing effective and prompt care for patients in need. This is how ordinary people can be there for someone else - by giving blood and sharing life” he said. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of the initiator of voluntary donation Karl Landsteiner born

on June 14, 1868. The event celebration was first celebrated in the year 2004 with the aim to create public awareness on the need for safe blood donation. Meanwhile, the highest blood donor in Nigeria Mr. Nathan John, a staff of Daily Times has called on the Nigerian youths to imbibe the habit of donating blood freely and willingly. Speaking in Abuja on Wednesday, John who said that he has donated blood for about 54 times added that it is healthy to donate blood following it’s boost in producing the new blood cells to the bone marrows. “Donating blood gives life to the bone marrows because it produces new blood cells. I feel happy doing this because of the conviction withing me that I am saving a life.

‘‘After donating the blood, I get myself back within 24 hours, my blood is replenished with much intake of fluids like water, fruits, etc. “This is my 54th time of donating blood and today will make it the 55 because I am going to do that immediately after the press briefing with the minister of health professor Isaac Adewole. “I advice the Nigerian youths to imbibe the habit of donating blood freely and willingly because there is no side effect. The youths are usually afraid of indulging the practice for fear of knowing their health status but it is better to know ones health status so that whatever is detected can be treated early,” John added. The theme of this year’s World Blood Donor Day is “be there for someone else, give blood safe life”.

Early diagnosis, treatment reduce sickle cell complications – Experts By Angela Onwuzoo With the startling revelation that Nigeria has the highest population of people living with sickle cell anaemia in the world, some medical experts, have called for a holistic management of the disease in order to enable those affected live a healthy and productive life. The experts identified early diagnosis, proper treatment, genetic counseling and good nutrition such as regular consumption of fruits and vegetables as some potential ways of tackling the disorder. They noted that early detection in particular, especially before and after the baby is born, goes a long way in preventing and reducing some of the complications and impairment associated with the disease. Stressing the need for increased awareness, the experts maintained that holistic management of the disease improves on the lives of those affected. This was even as some of those living with the disorder narrated their ordeal to The Daily Times. They urged the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to provide them with free drugs and treatment facilities.

Statistics from the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN), show that over 40 million Nigerians are healthy carriers of the sickle cell gene (Hb As) while over 150,000 babies are born each year with sickle cell anaemia (Hb SS). The Sickle cell disease (SCD), experts say is a genetic disorder due to the presence of an abnormal form of haemoglobin in the red blood cells, called haemoglobin S (Hb S) instead of haemoglobin A (Hb A). Speaking in an interview with The Daily Times, Professor of Heamatology and Oncology at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Prof. Adebola Akinsulie, explained that if children are taken care of right from birth and throughout their life, they tend to be fairly stable. His words: “Holistic management of sickle cell improves on the lives of those affected and you need to take care of these children right from birth through early detection. Even before birth, you want to know what kind of genotype they have. “If parents know that they have the tendency to give birth to a child with sickle cell anaemia, they have to begin the diagnosis early. All they need do is to go to the hospital whenever the woman is pregnant and find out the haemoglobin genotype of their unborn child.”

Akinsulie, who is also Head of Paediatrics at the institution, identified stroke as a major problem and one of the most devastating complications of sickle cell disease. Chairman of SCFN and consultant hematologist, Prof. Olu Akinyanju, told The Daily Times that Leg Ulceration, Acute Chest Syndrome (ACS) and stroke were endemic in people with SCD. He noted that people with SCD need to be careful and always go for regular checks so as to prevent the occurrence of Leg Ulceration. “Leg ulceration occurs usually between the ages of 12 and 45 years; it is predominant in males and does not heal quickly. “However, research is ongoing on a better management for it, especially on the use of umbilical cord platelet cells to make SCD related ulcers heal faster.’’ Akinyanju affirmed that leg ulcer required a daily visit to hospital for dressing and advised people with SCD not to allow their leg ulcers to degenerate before visiting the hospital for treatment and dressing. He noted that managing leg ulcers at home could result in infection as some of the facilities used at home are not always sterilized, unlike in the hospital were such

facilities have been sterilised. Some of those living with SCD are appealing for support from the federal government as they narrated their ordeal to The Daily Times. Fasilat Sikiru, a 15-year-old JSS 2 student of Adesola Baptist Junior High School, Surulere, Lagos, said living with SCD makes life unattractive. “My condition is so painful that when I have crisis, I will never know where I am until it is over. And it will only stop when I visit the hospital. As a result I am always in and out of hospital. You can imagine how terrible the sickness is. “Whenever the crisis comes, it causes me general body pain - especially around my joints; and immediately it happens, my parents will rush me to the hospital. Sometimes, this crisis prevents me from going to school owing to hospital admissions. 30-years-old Shirley Chinyere laments that stigmatisation has really been a big problem of living with sickle cell anaemia. “In terms of marriage, when I tell my suitors that I am a sickler (because I have always told them the truth about my health status), they take to their heels. But, I believe by the grace of God, someday, the right suitor will come and I will get married.”

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Scientists develop bandage more effective for wound recovery Angela Onwuzoo

A Northwestern University team in the U.S. has developed a regenerative bandage that can quickly heal painful, hard-to-treat sores and wounds without using drugs. The new device reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is a good news for diabetic patients since a mild untreated scratch for them may turn into an open wound that could potentially lead to a limb amputation or even death. During head-to-head tests, the bandage healed diabetic wounds 33 per cent faster than one of the most popular bandages currently on the market. The bandage can be used to heal all types of open wounds, according to the study. The regenerative bandage uses laminin, a protein found in most of the body tissues, including the skin. Laminin can send signals to cells, encouraging them to differentiate, migrate and adhere to one another. The team led by Guillermo Ameer, professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern, identified a segment of laminin called “A5G8I”’, which was 12 amino acids in length and critical for the wound-healing process. “The novelty is that we identified a segment of a protein in skin that is important to wound healing, made the segment and incorporated it into an antioxidant molecule that selfaggregates at body temperature to create a scaffold that facilitates the body’s ability to regenerate tissue at the wound site,” said Mr Ameer. “With this newer approach, we’re not releasing drugs or outside factors to accelerate healing. And it works very well,” said Mr Ameer. The bandage’s antioxidant nature counters inflammation and the hydrogel is thermally responsive: It is a liquid when applied to the wound bed, then rapidly solidifies into a gel when exposed to body temperature. This phase change allows it to conform to the exact shape of the wound, a property that helped it outperform other bandages on the market, according to the study. “Wounds have irregular shapes and depths. Our liquid can fill any shape and then stay in place,” Mr Ameer said. “Other bandages are mostly based on collagen films or sponges that can move around and shift away from the wound site.” Patients also must change bandages often, which can rip off the healing tissue and re-injure the site. Ameer’s bandage, however, can be rinsed off with cool saline, so the regenerating tissue remains undisturbed. By using such a small fragment of laminin rather than the entire protein, it can be easily synthesized in the laboratory, making it more reproducible while keeping manufacturing costs low. Because the bandage leverages the body’s own healing power without releasing drugs or biologics, it faces fewer regulatory hurdles, which means patients could see it on the market much sooner, according to the researchers. Mr Ameer’s team will continue to investigate the bandage in a larger preclinical model.


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Ajinomoto targets South-West as Ooni of Ife pledges support Angela Onwuzoo

West African Seasoning Company Limited, an affiliate of the AJINOMOTO Group; a Global food giant and makers of Aji-no-moto Umami Seasoning, is making efforts to improve nutrition in Nigeria by expanding its business operations in food products in the South West geo-political zone. The Japanese company which aims to be a top-ten global food company by 2020, said the expansion would enable it provide the most delicious and wholesome foods to the people in the area. Managing Director of the company, Mr. Niki Junichi disclosed this in Oshogbo recently when the management of the company paid a courtesy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, as part of the management’s ongoing effort to reposition Aji-no-moto in the country. Junichi noted that the company is committed to creating more value for the society, adding that Ajinomoto has been in existence for over 100 years. According to him, Aji-no-moto Umami seasoning has been safely used as food ingredient since 1909. “We are providing high-quality, safe, and reliable products to our customers. We want them to eat well and live well. Our expansion no doubt, will have a positive impact on the lives of the people. Our plans for increased investment will also bring about employment opportunities in the country. “At present our products are sold in over 130 countries and regions, and we have plans to both expand to new markets and further

WASCO AJINOMOTO Management during a courtesy visit to his Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, at his palace

broaden our product lineups”, he said. In his response, Oba Ogunwusi commended the management of West African Seasoning Company Limited, for the company’s laudable contributions to Nigeria’s economy over the years. The Ooni pledged his support for the relaunch of Ajinomoto seasoning product in the South West, while urging the management to key into the various rich cultural festivals in Yoruba land to reach its target audience. “We will give you the necessary

support that you need. You have started well by coming to the kingdom of Ife where everybody in the southern part of the country came from. “At some point, Aji-no-moto was a popular product, but so many of your competitors came and worked on how to blacklist that strong brand in southern Nigeria. “But I am happy you are not giving up. Nobody will work on de marketing you here. Whatever we can do to support you, we will do but you also on your part, do not lack on your Corporate Social Responsibility”, the monarch said.

Oba Ogunwusi added: “I thank you for your consistency in Nigeria and for your strategic marketing re-engineering for you to have decided to come so that you can relaunch your product in the southern part of the country.” Also speaking, the company’s Technical Director and Head, Research and Development, Mr. Kenichi Kobayashi, urged Nigerians to disregard misconceptions about Aji-nomoto, assuring them that the product had been thoroughly tested with various scientific studies confirming its safety.

Forum seeks proper hand washing for healthy living Angela Onwuzoo Towards promoting healthy living style in Nigeria, health experts have urged Nigerians to embrace good hand hygiene, saying the practice reduces incidences of diseases by a half. The experts who spoke at a forum in Lagos recently, unveiled important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands and preventing infections such as sepsis. Dr Yeside Adesiyun, a Senior Research Officer at the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos said : “One thing that is clear from research is that developing the habit of hand washing with soap can reduce incidences of infections almost by a half. “Research has also shown us over time that good hygiene, especially hand hygiene, is very much linked to better health outcomes. “The consequences of poor hygiene are detrimental to the health of the whole family, especially children and so people need to make

a personal commitment to good hygiene, particularly hand hygiene by washing the hands with clean water and soap.’’ Adesiyun, who is also a Nutritionist said: “Wash your hands when you walk into the house, when you want to eat and after eating, as well as after using the rest room. “Also, before and after cleaning a child and touching contaminated or dirty items, the hands should be washed. “People should wash their foods after purchasing them from the market place before consuming them; cooking items need to be washed with clean water and stored appropriately, to avoid allowing the growth of micro-organisms on them, ‘’ she said. “Looking at malnutrition, one of the underlying causes is actually poor hygiene and an unsanitary environment. “When there is poor hygiene and sanitation, at home, schools, offices and health facilities, risks of infections and diarrhoea diseases are a lot higher. “Bad hygiene and sanitation

can keep people in a cycle of poor health and malnutrition and for children, it can affect their growth and development and even cause death,’’ she said. According to Adesiyun, creating good hand hygiene should not be isolated from maintaining a clean environment. “Keeping our environment clean is very critical; it should be a community affair because we do not live in isolation. “It is said that `cleanliness is next to godliness’ and since most people are religious, it makes sense to preach cleanliness even in our houses of worship and street associations. “There should be efforts to ensure that gutters are cleaned, flooded street corners are drained to avoid breeding of vectors and reduce incidences of infections such as cholera, malaria and diarrhea,’’ she said. Adesiyun said that it was important for clean water to be available to achieve the desired personal, environmental and public hygiene. Also speaking, Olurotimi Awojide

of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNW), Lagos Chapter said: “Good hygiene can be looked at from different perspectives starting from personal hygiene; individuals should take proper care of their body. “This can be achieved through bathing, brushing of teeth, washing of clothing and so on. “In health facilities, factories and companies, a high standard of hygiene is also required. “However, the main purpose of this world hand hygiene day is to further remind us of the need to prevent the spread of infections,’’ he said. “Unclean hands are reservoirs for majority of disease-causing organisms. “Individuals, especially health workers, are expected to wash their hands before and after attending to each patient. “This is critical to prevent infections such as sepsis. “Hands should be washed with liquid soap under clean running water,’’ Awojide said.

Foundation seeks quality healthcare for children living with cancer Angela Onwuzoo A non -governmental organisation, The Dorcas Cancer Foundation, has called on the Federal Government and its agencies to adopt policies that will provide more access to quality healthcare for children living with cancer in Nigeria . Speaking at an event in Lagos recently, founder of the Foundation, Dr. Adedayo Joseph, said that with the right policies in place , managing cancer among children would be much ea er. According to Joseph, with proper funding, more parents will be sensitised on the need to go for early screening for their sick children while health facilities in the country will also be better equipped to combat the scourge. She said : “ Funding is key in the fight against childhood cancer in Nigeria . As a matter of fact, government must adopt policies that provide easy access to quality treatment for children in this category . Many children die annually as a result of this problem. “Also , healthcare workers need to be more proactive when it comes to detecting childhood cancers . There is nothing like screening for childhood cancers because there are several different types . There has to be a kind of policy directed to assist children. ”

Unhealthy lifestyles cause heart-attack – Cardiologist Prof Ibrahim Adeola-Katibi, a Cardiologist with the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has cautioned Nigerians against unhealthy lifestyles that could cause heart-attack. Katibi gave the warnings in a paper titled “Heart Attack: Signs, Symptoms Prevention, Cure and Control” presented at the ongoing Ramadan Lecture Series in Ilorin recently. The lecture series is organised by the Islamic Missionaries Association of Nigeria (IMAN). The consultant advised Nigerians to avoid consumption of junk foods, smoking and alcohol intake to save them from the ailment. He charged Nigerians to always undergo periodic medical checkup to ascertain their health status to guard against complications. Also speaking, Dr Abdulwasiu Yusuf of UITH identified the causes of heart-attack to include high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, work stress and obesity, among others. Yusuf however said heart-attack could be treated through surgery and medication. He said the signs and symptoms of heart-attack included sudden chest pain, usually felt as a heaviness and chest tightening which might extend to the shoulder, neck and the hand. According to him it could result in vomiting, breathing difficulty, cough, dizziness and fainting. He stressed the need for people to engage in regular exercise, consumption of healthy natural meals and have enough sleep to ensure healthy living. The Provost, College of Health Sciences, UITH, Ilorin, Prof Abdulwahab Johnson, also urged patients to visit their doctors regularly to ensure early treatment of heart attack, a noncommunicable disease.


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80 Nigerians commit suicide in 13 months – Report Doosuur Iwambe, Abuja Medical experts defined suicide as the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. There are many factors that play a role in influencing whether someone decides to commit suicide. Nearly everyone experiences suicidal thoughts at one point or another throughout their existence. Everyone deals with tough times, but some people have been dealt a tougher hand when it comes to life circumstances, past trauma, mental and/or physical illness, social standing, and ability to cope with depressive emotions. People are most driven to suicide when they view their current situation as being completely hopeless and feel as if they have no way to change things for the better. Common causes of suicide include: depression, drug abuse, financial problems, as well as difficulties with relationships. A recent report collated by a private investigation body revealed that about 80 killed committed suicide in the last 13 months. According to the report, at least 79 people committed suicide between April 8, 2017, and May 12 this year. A recent report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed that about 800,000 people die globally by committing suicide every year out of which one person dies every 40 seconds. According to the WHO Suicide Ranking, 15.1 suicides cases per 100,000 populations are recorded yearly. The report added that Nigeria is now the 30th most suicide-prone (out of 183 nations) in the world and the 10th in Africa. While that should worry the authorities and critical stakeholders, there are many theories as to why these Nigerians take their own lives and they are traceable mostly to the enormous emotional and financial stress as well as pervading poverty and hopelessness everywhere. In Nigeria today, the plight of the under-privileged is steadily worsening and many go to bed with less than a survival diet. The unemployment crisis has created a lost generation of graduates who cannot find jobs. Yet it is an established fact that impoverished individuals are a major risk group for depression. And depression, according to experts, is the most common reason why people commit suicide. Listed below are some of the most common causes of suicide throughout the world. 1. Mental illness Among the most common causes of suicide is that of mental illness. Although there are a variety of treatment options for people with mental illnesses, they are far from perfect. Most people end up trying a variety of psychiatric drugs and/or talk therapies. After years of trying various medications (and cocktails), going through medication withdrawals, and experimenting with therapies,

Country ranks 30th most suicide-prone out of 183 nations Mental illness, trauma others fuel incidents

some people are stuck in a constant state of mental pain and despair. • Anxiety: Having generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic attacks, or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can drive a person crazy. Some forms of anxiety make it extremely difficult to maintain friendships, finish school, or hold down a steady job. The combination of loneliness and fear can lead a person to contemplate suicide. • Bipolar disorder: There are a couple of subtypes of Bipolar disorder, but essentially it involves fluctuations in mood from states of severe depression to elevations in mood such as mania and hypomania. These mood fluctuations can make it difficult for people with this disorder to maintain relationships and a balanced life. Additionally the depression can lead a person to feel suicidal. • Depression: Major depression is a leading cause of suicide throughout the world. People that do not treat their depressive symptoms have a greater risk for following through with suicide. Individuals with major depression are typically genetically wired in a way that makes it difficult to feel pleasure and happiness in life. 90% of people who commit suicide suffer from untreated depression.

2- Unemployment Being unemployed can lead to feelings of isolation and make your life feel as if it is void of purpose. With a poor economy, many people lose their jobs and look for new work, but since the competition is fierce, landing a new job can be difficult. In many cases being unemployed not only makes people feel as if they have no purpose in life, it can lead to depression over lack of an income as well. Individuals who are unemployed aren’t earning any money and may get especially stressed out when it comes time to pay bills. Being unable to earn money and provide for yourself and/or a family can result in significant depression and anxiety. In addition to unemployment, hating your current job can also lead to suicidal thoughts and possibly actions if you feel as if there is no alternative option. Employment provides most people with a sense of purpose and belonging to a specific group or company. If you are unemployed you may find yourself socially isolated and lacking purpose and structure in your day. Being employed helps individuals stay busy and can actually take their mind off many things. 3- Financial Problems

People who are struggling financially sometimes see no end in sight to their debt and bills. The financial stress can take a major toll on a person’s mental health. There have been cases of even millionaires committing suicide because they spent all of their money or had to file for bankruptcy. In a difficult economy, unemployment is linked to increased financial stress, but even if you are employed, you may still have financial problems. Those who have accumulated a serious amount of debt as a result of an unforeseen emergency, excessive shopping, and/or medical bills may panic and feel suicidal when they can’t pay their bills. The stress of having a poor credit score and constant phone calls from bill collectors may make some people feel ashamed and hopeless to change their financial situation. Although most people in financial troubles eventually end up working their way out of debt, some people are afraid to deal with this situation. In the event that a person becomes embarrassed about their finances and feels depressed about their debt, they may consider suicide as a way to escape this situation.

health and lead a person to become depressed and consider suicide. Socializing and interacting with other people is a basic human need. If social needs are not met, a person can start to feel lonely which leads to depression and possibly suicidal thoughts. Loneliness is defined as a general feeling of sadness as a result of being alone or feeling disconnected from others. Isolation is being separated from others in your environment. Someone can become isolated based on circumstances (i.e. employment) or as a result of personal decisions. Various reasons that a person could feel lonely or isolated include: living alone, death of a close friend or family member, poor physical health, mental illness, being introverted, fear of rejection, and/or retirement. Living isolated from others can lead to an array of problems including mental health conditions, low energy, substance abuse, negative feelings, and/or sleep problems. If the loneliness and/or social isolation is not addressed, it may lead someone to consider suicide as an escape from their situation.

4- Social Isolation / Loneliness Being socially isolated from society can take a toll on mental

5- Relationship problems Many people struggle with

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relationships including: being in abusive relationships, not feeling appreciated, and/or going through break-ups. There are many different types of relationships that a person could struggle with. Some people may have difficulties making friends and maintaining a close group for socialization. Others may struggle with staying in abusive relationships just so that they can avoid feeling isolated and lonely. The need for human belonging is so strong that some people are willing to join gangs and/or humiliate themselves just to be in a relationship with another person. As far as romantic relationships are concerned, the act of a breakup can trigger intense feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt and panic – leading a person to deal with a lot of emotional pain. Often times in the news we read about people committing suicide as the result of a break-up with a significant other. Among individuals that are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered, the leading cause of suicide isn’t family rejection, its relationship troubles. Most research suggests that these individuals deal with significantly more relationship stress than those who are heterosexual. 6- Traumatic Experience Any type of traumatic experience can lead a person to feeling helpless, guilty, and/or ashamed. If you were victim of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or dealt with trauma in war, you are much more likely to end up with post-traumatic stress disorder. This disorder and the feelings associated with traumatic experiences can lead a person to become suicidal. PTSD: Many people with PTSD or “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” develop after a person is faced with a traumatic experience such as warfare, being seriously injured, or assaulted. The illness is characterized by flashbacks and numbing or blockage of memories surrounding the traumatic experience. People with this illness often live in a state of intense, and sometimes debilitating anxiety and/or fear that can interfere with leading a normal life. When people feel helpless about their situation and permanently traumatized, they may turn to suicide. •Physical abuse: People who are victim to physical abuse either growing up or in a relationship can be traumatized. They may harbor feelings of guilt and shame that stay trapped inside for years. When someone is abused it may go unrecognized and unreported for an extended period of time. A person who is being physically abused may view suicide as the only way in which they can escape their situation. • Sexual abuse: Any form of sexual abuse can lead a person to feeling depressed and suicidal. In

cases of molestation and rape, a person is forced to perform sexual acts against their will. This can result in significant psychological trauma caused to the victim. When unreported or not addressed, this trauma can make a person feel highly suicidal. • War: Being involved in a war can lead a person to see death, horrendous injuries, and feel fearful for their own life. This intense anxiety and paranoia over whether the soldier will stay alive coupled with seeing others die and injured can lead to trauma. People see things in war that make them physically sick and in many cases, they have a tough time mentally healing. The lack of support for veterans and not understanding their psychological diagnosis can sometimes result in suicide. 7- Drug Addiction / Substance Abuse People that are addicted to drugs and/or abuse drugs or alcohol on a consistent basis are more likely to become depressed. Many people use drugs to escape painful feelings of depression and hopelessness of their current life situation. Being addicted to drugs or alcohol may provide some short-term relief from the pain that they feel, but over the long term, drug use tends to alter brain functioning and neurotransmitters. Eventually a person will build up such a high tolerance to whatever drug they are addicted to, that they won’t experience anymore lift in mood that they got when they first started using. In many cases, substance abuse can temporarily change the way we think by altering neurotransmitter levels and overall brain function. If you have an addiction, it could escalate to feelings of deep depression. You may feel helpless to overcome whatever addiction you face and some people see suicide as an only way out of the addiction trap. 8-Terminal Illness Many people with terminal illnesses that have no hope of improving their situation based on current science and medicine may become depressed. This depression is usually a result of feeling powerless to one’s condition. People with terminal illnesses aren’t able to treat or make any sort of improvement towards getting better. In many cases they are simply living and being controlled by the impairments that their illness causes. Terminal illnesses such as various types of cancer usually leave a person frustrated, shocked and feeling hopeless. Other terminal illnesses end up causing physical or other handicaps and take a serious toll on a person’s energy levels, willpower, and ability to partake in daily functions. Many elderly individuals who are terminally ill have fought for euthanasia rights and/or traveled to other countries

where it has been legalized. 9- Genetics / Family History A lot of suicide risk has to do with genetics and family history. Those who are from a family in which suicide is common are more likely to commit suicide themselves. Additionally if a mental illness is inherited such as major depression, this can further increase risk of suicide. Family, twin, and adoption studies have all established genetic links to suicidal behavior. Various traits including: aggression, borderline personality disorder, cognitive inflexibility, and stress sensitivity are all linked to influencing suicidal behavior. If you inherit any of these traits, they could put you at an increased risk of suicide. Although there is a genetic link, it is not certain as to what degree this affects someone’s decision to follow through with the act of suicide. Additionally epigenetic or the activation or deactivation of genes based on environmental factors is thought to play a role. In other words, your circumstances, the people you hang out with, where you live, etc. could all influence your genetic expression and thus be partially influential in determining whether a person becomes suicidal. 10- Eating Disorders Eating disorders are defined as a series of dysfunctional eating patterns that satisfy the person in ways other than nutrition. Many eating disorders are thought to be caused by body image problems, low self-esteem, and other mental health issues. It is thought that eating disorders are a way a person attempts to cope with unrelated issues such as: abuse, troublesome emotions, communication problems, or an identity crisis. By eating in a certain way it allows the person to feel a sense of control over their life and situation. A common disorder is

that of anorexia which is the refusal to eat enough food to maintain a healthy body weight. Others include: bulimia, compulsive overeating, and purging disorder. All of these disorders tend to affect both physical and mental health negatively. A person dealing with an eating disorder may constantly feel suicidal as a result of a nutrientdeficient diet. Poor diets can lead a person to feel depression and constant negative emotions. Only when the diet is corrected can a person experience improvements in mental health and pain associated with their situation. Additionally in cases of eating disorders, other underlying issues usually need to be addressed in therapy before progress can be made. 11- Personality Disorders Personality disorders can be closely related to mental illness, but are considered a set of traits that make it difficult to function within society. People with a personality disorder may have trouble maintaining relationships, holding down a steady job, and/or coping with life. For example, someone with dependent personality disorder may be too afraid to leave an abusive relationship. This “dependency” may lead the person with this disorder to consider suicide as an escape from their circumstances. 12- Drugs Prescription The side effects of various prescription drugs such as antidepressants can result in suicidal ideation. In other words, these drugs affect levels of neurotransmitters that can sometimes put a person at increased risk for suicide. Some antidepressants actually end up making people significantly more depressed because they are targeting neurotransmitter levels, when the original cause

of depression wasn’t a result of a chemical imbalance. On the same token, avoidant personality disorder can lead individuals to avoid social contact because they are afraid they will be rejected or won’t fit in. This can result in feelings of isolation and a person thinking that they will never have any friends. An individual with a personality disorder may feel as if there is no hope for escaping the problems caused by their personality and may consider suicide. The bottom line is that if you have a personality disorder, you are at increased risk of suicide. The personality disorder that is most associated with increased suicide risk is that of borderline personality disorder (BPD). This disorder is characterized by impulsive behavior, difficulty regulating emotions, and instability in relationships. 13. Chronic Pain If you have chronic pain, it means that you have had daily pain that has persisted for between three and six months. This pain often impairs your ability to function throughout the day and can affect mobility, the ability to perform certain tasks, and even a person’s mental health. Although pain levels differ among chronic pain sufferers, one thing that they all have in common is an inability to escape the daily discomfort associated with their pain. They may take painkillers just to make it through the day, but these painkillers are not considered a “cure,” and many people find them relatively ineffective once they build up a tolerance. There aren’t many promising treatment options for people that have chronic pain other than various forms of therapy and medication. Dealing with pain on a daily basis can drive some people into depression, and in some cases, suicide.


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Buhari’s anti-corruption fight and rule of law Kolawole Olaniyan President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 after emphasising his track record of tackling corruption, and his pledge to stop public officials from looting the country’s treasury, after he rightly declared: “if we don’t kill corruption, this corruption will kill us.” Mr. Buhari has backed his commitment by putting in place some important measures such as the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the Whistle-Blowing Policy and the establishment of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, to combat the systemic theft of public resources and by extension, its pernicious effects on human rights and development. The TSA, in particular, aims to pave the way for the timely payment and capturing of all revenues going into the government treasury, without the intermediation of multiple banking arrangements. However, real progress is yet to be made with respect to the prosecution of cases of grand corruption. High-ranking corrupt officials rarely end up in jail, as suspects continue to exploit the flaws in the justice system and the anti-corruption programme’s legal and institutional mechanisms, to the point where individuals are profiting from their crimes. Part of the problem is the authority’s disdain for the rule of law, as illustrated by the tendency to pick and choose which court orders it complies with. This selective application of the rule of law implies an agenda to delegitimise the judiciary, and perhaps, inadvertently, render it incapable of contributing to the anti-corruption fight. Mr. Buhari has put the rather slow pace of his government’s fight against corruption down to the ‘lack of cooperation by the judiciary.’ As he put it: “In fighting corruption, however, the government would adhere strictly by the rule of law. Not for the first time I am appealing to the judiciary to join the fight against corruption”. But while the judiciary may not as yet be up to speed in terms of accelerating the hearing of high-level corruption cases – consistent with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 – and adopting an activist-cum-public-interest approach to such cases, judges can do very little if the investigation and prosecution of grand corruption cases continue to be poorly handled. Mr. Buhari cannot on the one hand blame the judiciary for ‘failing to work’ with his government in the fight against corruption, while on the other be disobeying judgments by the same judiciary. Yet, obeying court orders is the bare minimum required of Mr. Buhari by his constitutional oath of office to: “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [1999]”, and by extension, defend the independence of the judiciary. But the attitude of the government to court orders has fallen far short of this constitutional commitment.

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Court orders that are yet to be complied with include those obtained by human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, particularly the judgments by Nigerian courts ordering: The establishment of education banks to assist poor students to obtain loans to pursue tertiary education; the restoration of the People’s Bank of Nigeria to give loans without collateral to underprivileged citizens, and more recently, the release of Islamic Movement of Nigeria leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenah, from unlawful detention. Other high-profile judgments the authorities are refusing to obey include at least three judgments obtained by the anticorruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP). The first is the judgment by Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari ordering the government to tell Nigerians about the stolen asset it allegedly recovered, with details of the amounts recovered. The second judgment, by Justice

Mohammed Idris, ordered the government to publish details on the spending of stolen funds recovered by successive governments since the return of democracy in 1999, while the third judgment, by the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja, ordered the Nigerian authorities to provide free and quality education to all Nigerian children without discrimination. Disobedience of court orders is inconsistent and incompatible with any definition of the rule of law. It’s very difficult for any country to successfully combat corruption if its government doesn’t obey court orders. If government doesn’t obey court orders, citizens are unlikely to do so. Disobedience of court orders implies the executive can do what it likes. The government has also claimed that obeying judges’ decisions would require an assessment of ‘national security’ implications and potential to spark crisis. However, this position is the exact opposite of the rule of law.

Mr. Buhari cannot on the one hand blame the judiciary for ‘failing to work’ with his government in the fight against corruption, while on the other be disobeying judgments by the same judiciary

The rule of law implies the supremacy of the law as opposed to arbitrariness by government, or the whims and fancies of its officials. This means that it is the responsibility of every law-abiding government to obey decisions of lawfully constituted courts, including those the authorities may dislike. The government can disagree with court orders, but if it has issues with any of these orders, it ought to use all available means of appealing them rather than refusing to obey them. Deliberate disobedience of judges’ decisions would, ultimately, shatter citizens’ confidence in judges’ ability to champion the rule of law. In any case, the surest way for any government to promote and improve national security is to uphold the rule of law, by among others complying with court orders. Supporters of the government may point to Mr. Buhari’s political will to fight corruption. To his credit, Mr. Buhari has shown some level of political will to fight corruption, at least when compared with the record of his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who once infamously said: “stealing is not corruption.” However, political will is not enough to tackle corruption if the government routinely disobeys court orders. In fact, the fight against corruption can only succeed if all citizens, including those who serve in the government, are adequately constrained by the law. Make no mistake: If Mr. Buhari fails to demonstrate commitment to obeying judges’ decisions, some of which are highlighted above, he will be striking at the foundation of Nigerian constitutional order, suggesting that his government is above the law. Mr. Buhari should embrace the rule of law as a logical extension of his commitment to ‘kill corruption’. The rule of law can check corruption and abuses of power. If the fight against corruption is to succeed (and by extension, the rule of law is to be upheld), it is vital that court orders are rigorously and predictably enforced. It is to be hoped that Mr. Buhari and his government would learn from John Locke’s dictum that “Where-ever law ends, tyranny begins” and Thomas Paine’s declaration that “in free countries, the law ought to be King; and there ought to be no other.” As the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights put it (in Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights v Zimbabwe, para 118): “The alternative to the rule of law is the rule of power, which is typically arbitrary, selfinterested and subject to influences which may have nothing to do with the applicable law or the factual merits of the dispute.” Learning from these wise words may seem a tall order, but it is the one that the rule of law and Nigerian constitutional order commands. Kolawole Olaniyan is the author of Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africa and legal advisor to Amnesty International’s International Secretariat.


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Amazing benefits of soybeans

Soybeans have a wealth of benefits, including their ability to improve the metabolism, help in healthy weight gain, protect heart health, defend against cancer, and reduce the effects of menopause. They improve digestion, promote bone health, protect against birth defects, increase circulation, decrease the risk of diabetes, and generally tone up the body. What are soybeans? Soybeans, which are also known as soya beans, are a species of legume that has become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. They are extremely useful for human health and they are easy to cultivate as well. These legumes are produced in greatest numbers in the United States and South America, but they are actually native to East Asia. Their scientific name is Glycine max, and they are classified as an oilseed, rather than a pulse, like most legumes. Soybeans have become wildly important and popular in recent decades because of the rise in soy food’s popularity, including soy milk and textured vegetable protein. The high levels of protein make these soy products an ideal protein source for vegetarians and the variety of soy products has created a massive new market altogether. One of the reasons soybeans are widely cultivated is because they contain more protein per acre of land than any other crop. They grow up to 2 meters in height and are a green, lowlying plant. Furthermore, soybeans are packed with other essential nutrients, making them extremely important for people on diets, those who need to improve their overall health, and vegetarians and vegans throughout the world. We can talk about the importance of soybeans all day, but why are they so important? What exactly is found in these wonderful beans? Let’s take a closer look at the nutrition facts of soybeans. Soybeans nutrition facts The health benefits of soybeans come from the nutrients, vitamins, and organic compounds including a significant amount of dietary fiber and a very large amount of protein. In terms of vitamins, soybeans contain vitamin K, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B6, thiamin, and vitamin C. As for minerals, soybeans contain

significant amounts of iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and calcium. They are also a good source of organic compounds and antioxidants, which further help in boosting your health. Health benefits of soybeans The health benefits of soybeans include the following: Improve metabolic activity As mentioned above, soybeans are an extremely important source of protein. When you have enough proteins in your body, your metabolic functioning and the overall system will get a major boost. Proteins are the building blocks of cells and blood vessels and basically every essential part of the human body. Proteins from soybeans ensure proper health and regrowth of cells if they need to be repaired or replaced. It can be difficult to get enough protein when you follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, so soybeans provide an excellent replacement for proteins that are normally acquired from red meat, chicken, eggs, dairy products, and fish. Healthy weight gain Soybeans and soy-based products have been associated with appetite suppression to eliminate overeating, which can lead to obesity and other related risks. However, soybeans also provide a decent amount of fiber and protein, which can help in weight gain, if eaten in large quantities. Therefore, soybeans are beneficial for people who want to lose weight as well as the ones who want to gain some. Furthermore, the weight they provide to your body is not unhealthy high-fat or high cholesterol in nature, which protects you from dangerous conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Prevent cancer The levels of antioxidants in soybeans make them good for preventing the onset of various cancers. Antioxidants seek out and neutralize free radicals, which are the dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism. These free radicals can cause healthy cells to mutate into deadly cancerous cells. Furthermore, the high fiber content in soybeans has been connected to a reduction in colorectal and colon cancer, since fiber helps ease the digestive process and thus putting far less

strain on the gastrointestinal system. Boost heart health Soybeans are a source of healthier, unsaturated fat, which helps you lower your total cholesterol. This allows you to prevent conditions like atherosclerosis, which can easily lead to heart attack and stroke. Furthermore, there are some specific fatty acids that are necessary for a healthy system. Two of those fatty acids are linoleic acid and linolenic acid. These two fatty acids, found in significant amounts in soybeans, regulate smooth muscle function in the body and help maintain appropriate blood pressure levels. Finally, the fiber in soybeans has actually been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the body by scraping excess cholesterol off the walls of blood vessels and arteries. Relieve menopausal symptoms Soybeans are a very good source of isoflavones, which are essential components of the female reproductive system. During menopause, estrogen levels drop significantly. Isoflavones are able to bind to estrogen receptor cells, so the body doesn’t feel as though it is going through such a dramatic change. This can ease many of the symptoms of menopause, such as mood swings, hot flashes, and hunger pains. Menopause can be a traumatic time of life for many women and soybeans are a great way to ease that major life transition. Boost digestion One of the most common elements lacking in many people’s diet is fiber, which is present in high quantities in soybeans. Fiber is an essential part of a healthy body, particularly in terms of the digestive system. Fiber bulks up your stool, making it move through your digestive system smoothly. Furthermore, it stimulates peristaltic motion, which is the contraction of the smooth muscles that push food through your system. It is vital also because constipation can be a very serious condition that can lead to more serious conditions, including colorectal cancer. Improve bone health Soybeans have a high vitamin and mineral content and the impressive levels of calcium, magnesium, copper, selenium, and zinc are very important for a variety of processes in the

body, most importantly for bones. All of these elements are essential for promoting osteotropic activity, which allows for new bones to grow and also speeds up the healing process of the bones. Eating soybeans can be a long-term solution for problems like osteoporosis, which commonly occurs as we age. Prevent birth defects The high levels of vitamin B complex and folic acid in soybeans are very important for pregnant women. Folic acid ensures the prevention of neural tube defects in infants, which ensures a happy and healthy baby. Improve circulation Copper and iron are two minerals found in abundance in soybeans and both of these are essential for the formation [9] of red blood cells. With an appropriate amount of red blood cells in the body, extremities of the body and essential organ systems can get the blood flow and oxygen they need to function efficiently. This maximizes metabolic activity and increases energy levels, while also avoiding dangerous conditions like anemia. Control diabetes This dreaded disease has been on the rise among the globe for more than a decade. Soybeans are an effective method of prevention and management of this disease, primarily because soybeans have shown an ability to increase insulin receptors in the body, thereby helping manage the disease effectively [10] or prevent it from occurring in the first place. Relieve sleep disorders Soybeans help in reducing sleep disorders and the occurrence of insomnia. However, soybeans also have a high content of magnesium, which is directly linked to increasing the quality, duration, and restfulness of your sleep. Side effects of soybeans Although there are many beneficial aspects to consuming soybeans and soy products, there are also some potentially negative health effects of consuming soybeans as a part of your diet: Estrogen Levels: Since there are estrogenmimicking compounds in soybeans, men can occasionally develop a hormone imbalance if they consume high amounts of soybeans or soy milk. In men, this can lead to infertility, sexual dysfunction, lower sperm count, and even an increase in the chances of certain cancers.

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Top things women invented! Josephine Cochrane: The dishwasher Out of frustration, Josephine Cochrane invented the dishwasher. She’d been angry that hired domestic help continually broke and chipped her fine china. Cochrane’s dishwasher used high water pressure aimed at a wire rack of dishes, she received a patent for it in 1886. During this era, most houses didn’t have the technology of a hot water system to run such a machine, but Cochrane persisted and sold her idea to hotels and restaurants. Eventually dishwashers moved into households as more and more women entered the workplace.

Mary Phelps Jacob: The modern brassiere Jacobs was awarded a US patent in 1914 for a Brassiere that supported the breasts up from the shoulders and separated them into two individual shapes. People had experimented with making Brassieres before, but it was the idea of “separating the breasts,” that made her design unique. Prior to Brassieres (or bras) women’s undergarments were uncomfortable. Containing whalebones and steel rods, they virtually squeezed the wearer into “shape”. Jacobs’ design was in contrast, soft and light, conforming to the wearer’s anatomy. During WWI her bra design became popular when the U.S. government requested that women stop purchasing corsets in order to conserve metal. Although by this time Jacobs had sold the patent to Warner Brothers Corset Company.

Grace Hopper: BM-Harvard Mark 1 Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper is known as the “mother of computers”! After WWII, Hopper was stationed at Harvard, where she worked on the development of the IBM-Harvard Mark 1, the first largescale computer in the U.S. Dr. Hopper also invented the compiler, which translates written language into computer code. She coined the term “bug” for a computer problem, and co-developed COBOL,

the first user-friendly business computer software program. As a woman inventor, she won numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology in 1991. By the time she passed away, Dr. Hopper had received honorary degrees from 30 universities.

Mary Anderson: The windshield wiper Can you imagine, in the early 1900s if it was raining or snowing, drivers had to stop every few blocks to wipe their windshields?! Mary Anderson solved that. Although cars were rare at the time, Anderson took a notice to the situation and by 1903 she invented the wipers. It was the ingenious squeegee on a spindle attached to a handle inside the car. All the driver had to do to clear the windshield was pull down on a handle. People were initially leery of Anderson’s windshield wiper, thinking it would distract drivers, but 10 years after she patented the device, virtually every car used her invention. Also did you know, it was a woman inventor who first patented the automatic windshield wiper in 1917? It was Charlotte Bridgwood and her, “Storm Windshield Cleaner”.

Hedy Lamarr: Secret Communications System The patented “Secret Communications Systems” in 1941, manipulated radio frequencies with an unbreakable code to prevent classified messages from being intercepted by enemy. Lamarr was raised in Austria and married a millionaire, who was a Nazi sympathizer and arms dealer to Hitler during WWII. While married, she learned about advanced weaponry as she accompanied her husband to business meetings. She grew to despise the Nazis as well as her husband and eventually escaped to London and then to the U.S. The device she invented with Anthiel was meant to be used against the Nazis in WWII, but in actuality it came into use 20 years later. Margaret Knight: The “queen” of paper bags Before the paper bag, the 1st version was shaped like an envelope, with no flat bottom. How were you supposed to fit your sandwich into that? Knight solved

this by creating a machine to cut, fold, and glue square bottoms to paper bags! She gained a patent for it in 1871, but not without a lawsuit against a fellow who stole her idea. His defense was “a woman could never design such an innovative machine,” but she had the drawings to prove the invention was in fact hers and she won the case. Knight’s career with inventions started at age 12, when she developed a stop-motion device that immediately brought industrial machines to a halt if something was caught in them. Over the course of her lifetime, she was awarded over 26 patents.

Tabitha Babbitt: The circular saw In the early 1800s, two men were required to work a lumber saw by pulling and pushing, back and forth. But thanks to a woman, the process became much simpler. In 1813, Tabitha Babbitt created the circular saw! Babbitt’s saw was circular so that the teeth would continue cutting, unlike the straight saws that only cut on the pull, and not the push motion. We also commonly use her other building innovations, like machine-cut nails instead of individually hand-crafted nails. As a Massachusetts Shaker community member, she helped create tool innovations for furniture making. It’s said that while she lived a simple Shaker life, Babbitt never applied for patents.

Stephanie Kwolek: Bullet proof vests Stephanie Kwolek invented Kevlar, a tough durable material now used to make bulletproof vests. For years she’d worked on the process at DuPont and in 1963, she got the polymers or rod-like molecules in fibers to line up in one direction. This made the material stronger than others, where molecules were arranged in bundles. In fact, the new material was as strong as steel! Kwolek’s technology also went on to be used for making suspension bridge cables, helmets, brake pads, skis, and camping gear.

Rachel Zimmerman: The Blissymbol printer What is the Blissymbol Printer? It’s a software program invented by a Canadian 12-year-old in the mid-1980s. Zimmerman’s printer enables those with severe physical disabilities like cerebral palsy, to communicate. The user records their thoughts by touching symbols on a page or board through the use of a special touch pad, the printer then translates the symbols into a written language. Zimmerman’s system started as a project for a school science fair, but ended up competing and winning a silver medal in a nationwide contest, as well as gaining her the YTV Television Youth Achievement Award.

Bette Nesmith Graham: Liquid Paper The inventor of “Liquid Paper” or as we may know it, “White-Out” was Betty Nesmith Graham. Graham got an idea she’d seen done by sign painters, which was to add another layer of paint to coverup mistakes. She used a kitchen blender to mix-up her first batch of substance to cover-up over mistakes made on paper at work. After much experimenting and then being fired for spending so much time distributing her product as a trial, she received a patent in 1958. Wow! Source: WOGST.COM


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Foreign Affairs CPJ urges UN to probe Yemeni journalist’s death International press freedom group the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the UN to investigate the death of a Yemeni journalist detained by the Houthis. The Yemeni Journalists Syndicate said Anwar Al-Rakan died on June 2, two days after he was released by Houthi militias. He previously worked for Al-Gomhouria, a government-run newspaper. The journalist had been missing for about a year. His family said he was abducted because he possessed a press card from the Yemeni Journalists’ Syndicate. They heard nothing of his fate until the Houthis contacted them to inform them he was being transferred to a local hospital. The journalists’ syndicate, Belqees TV and the independent newspaper Al-Masdar, all say Al-Rakan was tortured in custody and was released because

his health had deteriorated so badly. Photographs of the journalist’s emaciated body have been circulated on social media. The US-based CPJ wants the UN Security Council to investigate AlRakan’s death. “Even by the standards of Yemen’s civil war, the year-long torture and deprivation suffered by journalist Anwar Al-Rakan marks a new low,” said Sherif Mansour, the CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa program coordinator. “We call on the Houthis to stop targeting the press and to release the 11 journalists reported to be in their custody. The Houthis ultimately must be held accountable for the treatment of journalists in the areas they control.” According to the CPJ, numerous journalists have been abducted, detained and tortured by the Houthis since 2014. ARAB NEWS

Anwar Al-Rakan was held for over a year by Houthi militias before being released in extremely poor health

US wants ‘major N’Korea disarmament’ by 2020 The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. They reached a short agreement to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.” But the document has been criticised for lacking details on when or how Pyongyang would give up its weapons. Speaking in South Korea, where he discussed the outcome of the summit, Secretary Pompeo said there was still “a great deal of work to do” with North Korea. But he added: “Major disarmament... We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the two and half years.” He said he was confident Pyongyang understood the need for in-depth verification that it was dismantling its

nuclear programme. What was agreed at the summit? The declaration signed at the end of the summit said the two countries would co-operate towards “new relations”, while the US would provide “security guarantees” to North Korea. Pyongyang in return “commits to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.” At a news conference after the meeting, Mr Trump said he would lift sanctions against North Korea once “nukes are no longer a factor.” He also announced an unexpected end to US-South Korea military drills. The move - long demanded by Pyongyang - has been seen as a major concession to North Korea and appeared to take US allies in the region by surprise. What does the deal lack? Most Western observers have said the deal includes no new commitments from North Korea nor details on how denuclearisation could be achieved or

verified. At his news conference, President Trump said it was difficult to ensure anything but that he trusted his instinct that Mr Kim would abide by his word. Critics also expressed disappointment that Pyongyang’s long record of human rights abuses was not addressed. How has the deal been received? Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke to Donald Trump after the summit, saying there was “great meaning in Chairman Kim’s clearly confirming to President Trump the complete denuclearisation.” Tokyo also, however, cautioned that despite Pyongyang’s pledge for denuclearisation no concrete steps had been taken and that Japan would not let down its guard. Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera said Japan saw “US-South Korean joint exercises and the US military presence in South Korea as vital to security in East Asia.”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described the Singapore summit as an “equal dialogue” between the two sides, adding that “no-one will doubt the unique and important role played by China: a role which will continue”. Chinese state media described the summit as a “starting point” but said “noone would expect the half-day summit to be able to iron out all differences and remove deep-seated mistrust between the two long-time foes,” US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. In the US, supporters of President Trump welcomed the outcomes of the summit as a historic breakthrough. But there has been scepticism from both Democrats and Republicans about the lack of detail and surprise announcement about an end to joint drills with South Korea. In a further tweet on Wednesday, President Trump hit out at criticism of his summit in some US media, dubbing it “Fake News”.

Trump gets Nobel Peace Prize nomination Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un standing in front of the flags of their two countries, made history in Singapore

Un. Christian Tybring-Gjedde and PerWilly Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, told Norwegian news agency NTB on Wednesday that Trump “had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North

and South Korea.” A group of US lawmakers also are backing Trump’s nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The process of considering candidates and awarding the Nobel Peace Prize is done in Norway. Nominations must be sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee before Feb. 1. The committee doesn’t publicly comment on who was nominated, information which is required to be kept secret for 50 years. AP

Japan enacts bill lowering adulthood from 20 to 18 The government has enacted a bill lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18, which will affect millions across the country when it takes effect in 2022. It’s the first time the age of adulthood has been changed since it was set in 1876. What will 18-year-olds be allowed to do? The biggest change is they will be able to get married without parental consent. Currently, males over the age of 18 and females 16 and over can marry - but only with the say-so of their parents. Otherwise you need to be 20. But the revised Civil Code raises the age at which women can get married and means all 18-year-olds will be able to wed without parental consent. They’ll also be able to apply for credit cards and make loans without parental approval and, if they want, they can obtain a passport valid for 10 years. Currently, minors are only allowed passports valid for five years, and need a parent or guardian’s signature. As part of the lowering of the adulthood age, revisions have been made to more than 20 laws, including those on nationality and certain professional qualifications such as being a chartered accountant. Those who have been diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder will be able to apply to have their gender legally changed at the age of 18. What won’t they be allowed to do? Though they are technically adults, 18-year-olds in Japan will remain banned from drinking alcohol, smoking, gambling and adopting children. They’ll still have to wait until they turn 20 for that. Reactions Many on social media aren’t very excited about the new bill. “So I’ll be 18 years old and an adult but I won’t be able to drink alcohol or gamble?” asked one user on Twitter. “That doesn’t make sense.” “I can take a loan when I’m 18, but drinking will still be prohibited,” another user pointed out. Some also pointed out that there might be confusion around the Coming of Age ceremony - a Japanese holiday that is held in January every year for those aged 20 to officially welcome them into adulthood. “So what happens to our Coming of Age ceremony? Do we still celebrate it when we’re 20?” said one Twitter user. “January is university entrance exam season for 18-year-olds. So we can’t have our Coming of Age ceremony then... so when is it going to be?” one Japanese user asked. Why the change? There have been arguments around the legal age of adulthood in Japan for decades, and the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice had in 2009 released a report recommending the age of adulthood be lowered to 18. Members of the governing Liberal Democratic Party say lowering the legal age of adulthood will help revitalise an ageing society with a falling birthrate. In 2015, the government lowered the voting age from 20 to 18. So are 18-year-olds in Japan now considered adults? The law is only set to take effect in April 2022, so unfortunately, those that are currently 18 will still have to wait until 20 before they are legally considered adults. This means that today’s 14-year-olds will be among the first batch of teenagers to fall under the new law - only four years to go. Source: BBC

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