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Confusion as Shiites, police clash in Abuja

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on Monday as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as the Shiites, engaged the police in a

bloody protest The development led to uncertainties among motorists and passersby as police cordoned off the Unity Fountain, Abuja, where members of the religious group planned to hold their protests.

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ÏÏÏ The ongoing saga between Oando Plc,

the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has caught yet another leader of the commission in its fangs. Speaking with our correspondent at the weekend, a prominent market stakeholder explained that the decision taken by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Friday to demote the Ex-Acting Director General of SEC, Mr. Abdul Zubair, might not be unconnected with last week’s lifting, ”•Ɛƈ•ƑƆƗ”•ƍ“‹Ɔǀ

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Tenure elongation: Court decides fate of APC’s NEC members May14 Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal Court in Abuja has fixed May 14, 2018 for Judgment in the suit challenging the tenure elongation of the National Working Committee (NWC ) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Chief John Odigie- Oyegun. Some members of the party led by Ademorin Aliu Kioye, had filed the suit against the decision of the meeting of an enlarged National Working Committee (NWC) held on 27 February 2018 that extended Oyegun tenure by one year. Arguing the case on Monday the plaintiff lawyer Ahmed Raji (SAN), told the court that their case is purely a constitutional matter and it is not an internal affairs of the party. He said that their complain was centered on the

violation of section 223 of Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which fixed the tenure of the elected political party office holders for four years. He urged the court to interpret section 223 of the Constitution and to hold that the section is mandatory for APC particularly in relation to party article 17. He maintained that the provision was to ensure that political parties conduct their affairs in a democratic way because what they don’t have they cannot give. Raji said that the February 17,2018 resolution of the enlarged meeting of NWC which extended the tenure of APC National Working Committee violates the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria therefore the unlawful action cannot be considered an internal

affairs of the political party. He said some members of the NWC are still bend on extending the tenure even when President Muhammadu Buhari had corrected him that it is unconstitutional. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the 1st defendant represented by Idris Yakubu told the court they will remain neutral and abide by the decision of the court. On its part, the APC through its lawyer Joseph Daudu (SAN), urged the court to dismiss the suit for being premature. He conceded that section 223 of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is mandatory on political party. He added that the provision is advisory and the party has fulfilled its requirement by including the section 17 in the party constitution.

Police kill three armed robbers in Taraba Tom Garba, Yola

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mand said its men attached to Bali Division on Sunday killed three armed robbers during an operation along Maihula - Kurmi- Goro road, in Bali local government area of the state. Mr. David Akinremi, the Commissioner of Police in the state disclosed this in a statement issued in Jalingo on Monday. Akinremi explained

that men of the Bali Division received information at about 16: 30hrs that seven armed robbers had blocked the Maihula Kurmi- Goro road in Bali local government and they quickly moved to the scene. According to the statement, the police on getting the scene, engaged the hoodlums in a shootout and in the process three of the robbers sustained bullet wounds and died on the way to the hospital.

Akinremi who said four others escaped into the bush with bullet wounds appealed to the public to give timely information to the police when they sight anyone fleeing with bullet wounds to help in arresting the suspects. “The police, who overpower the robbers with superior gun fire recovered one Revolver Pistol with two rounds of 9MM live ammunition, a Machete, two knives and two Boxer Motorcycles,” he said.

Fear in FMC Yola, as Lassa fever hits Adamawa state

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Fear has gripped medical officials at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Yola, as Lassa fever breakout in the state, killing one security officer in the hospital on Friday. The head of Infectious Diseases and Consultant at the FMC, Yola, Dr. Sati Awang, who confirmed the death of Mr. Gabriel Ambe,a security officer with Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Jalingo Taraba, said he died of Lassa

fever confirmed by a test. “The late Ambe was brought to our hospital on the recommendation of a private hospital, Peace Hospital in Yola, last Friday. On Monday, we took his blood sample and sent it to Iruah Diseases Control Centre in Edo State on Tuesday. We received the result on Thursday, which confirmed him positive for Lassa fever and he died on Friday before we could commence full treatment.” He said the late Ambe was isolated and his family members were also restricted from visiting him, due to

the result of the blood tests, which indicated that he was affected with a serious infectious disease. Awang, who lamented lack of properly equipped isolation unit, said out of its meagre resources, the hospital management temporary provided an isolation unit that is not up to standard. The hospital management, on directives of World Health Organisation (WHO), told Ambe’s family that the corpse of Ambe would not be released to them, due the hazardous nature of the disease that killed him.

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L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari and British Prime Minister, Theresa May, holds Bilateral Meeting at 10 Downing Street London...on Monday. Photo : Femi Adesina.

L-R: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, with former President of Republic of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama and Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during the Lagos Tourism Summit with the theme “Destination Lagos: Towards A Sustainable Tourism-Driven Economy” at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos... on Monday

Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (left) and the Olofa of offa Kingdom Oba Mufutau Muhammed Gbadamosi (right)after the Jumat Service at Offa Central Mosque, Offa when the Governor visted the Oba to coommensurate with the victims of Offa arme robbery attack in offa, at the central mosque, Offa... on Friday

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (second left), Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga (right), Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa (seconnd right) and the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Lekan Adegbite (left), during an inspection of construction works on the ongoing SangoAkute-Ojodu road....on Monday


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Revealed: How Oando saga consumed 2 SEC DGs Continued from page 1 reinstatement and re-lifting of the suspension placed on Oando’s shares six months ago. The Daily Times recalls that the preceding SEC DG, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo, had also been suspended following his ordering of a probe into allegations of insider

dealings and ownership structure of Oando Plc. The probe undertaken by independent auditing firm, Deloitte, is under way with details yet to be revealed, hence the apprehension in the market when the suspension of the shares were lifted last week. An inside source also disclosed that although the

SEC said the lifting of the trade suspension was subject to suits filed against the commission, market players are aware of the foregoing underlying facts, but investors are happy and that it is causing a price appreciation in the oil firm’s stocks. Recall that Oando Plc’s shares traded for the first

time on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 after six months of technical suspension. The shares which opened at N5.99, gained 91 kobo and closed the week at N6.90 per share. The NSE had placed Oando’s stock on suspension since October 20, 2017, following directive from the Securities and Exchange

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Trump meets Buhari in Washington, April 30 Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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President Donald Trump has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a private meeting in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues pertaining fighting terrorism and economic growth. The White House announced on Sunday that “President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to enhance our strategic partnership and advance our shared priorities: promoting economic growth and reforms, fighting terrorism and other threats to peace and security, and building on Nigeria’s role as a democratic leader in the region. “The relationship of the United States with Nigeria is deep and strong, and Nigeria’s economic growth, security, and leadership in Africa will advance our

mutual prosperity.” President Buhari has been in the United Kingdom for a week now and has met with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May and both leaders discussed issues of bilateral relations, security and economic cooperation. Trump’s announcement of the invitation came a day after the fourth anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls abduction, which saw Boko Haram kidnap over 200 girls. Some of the schoolgirls escaped in the immediate aftermath and four years on, 112 are believed to still being held. Buhari’s White House visit also follows a scandal that erupted in January when Trump allegedly branded African nations “shithole countries.” The reported remark triggered global outrage and forced the US president to write a letter reaf-

firming his commitment to the continent. Nigeria was among the countries included on Trump’s ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson’s Africa tour last month — though the former Texas oilman cut short the trip just before the US president sacked him. Before returning to Washington, Tillerson had notably promised Nigeria’s support ranging from equipment to intelligence to helping secure the swift release of kidnapped schoolgirls. Buhari had announced earlier this month he would seek re-election next year — a move that laid to rest months of speculation over his health. The President had spent months in London last year seeking medical treatment for an undisclosed illness. If nominated, he faces the Herculean task of

convincing Nigerians he is the best candidate to steer the country out of its worst recession in 25 years, after implementing a series of unorthodox policies blamed for worsening the economic crisis. He was voted into power in 2015 on the APC platform vowing to crack down on endemic graft and stamp out Boko Haram. But Boko Haram still stages deadly attacks on military and civilian targets despite Buhari’s insistence that the group is “technically” defeated. In February, the Islamists sect embarrassed the government by driving unopposed into the northeastern town of Dapchi and kidnapping over 100 schoolgirls. Of the 111 who were kidnapped, 105 were returned by the jihadists following a ceasefire agreement with the government.

Commission and pending the outcome of a probe on Insider dealings and shareholding structure of the oil firm. The lifting of suspension lon Wednesday thus raised eyebrows from market stakeholders as no outcome of the probe being carried out by Deloitte had been announced and more importantly because a statement from the SEC (who according to NSE initially approved the suspension to be lifted) re- ordered the reversal of the lift and a return to October 20 status quo. The NSE however reinstated the suspension for the remaining trading hours on Wednesday, but said it had resolved the suspension issue in the interest of investors and commenced trading in Oando’s shares on Thursday. Speaking on the portfolio reassignment at the SEC, the source said the decision to re-align the SEC management positions was to demote Zubair, especially given the fact that other executives were elevated to acting Commissioner capacities. Adeosun had on Friday, April 13, 2018, approved the reassignment of portfolios in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Finance ministry oversees the SEC in its duties as the regulator of the capital market. In a letter signed by Oluyinka Akintunte, Special Adviser, Media & Communications to the Minister of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, the minister who redeployed the former acting Director-General of the Commission, Abdul Zubair, to External Relations Department, said the appointments of a new DG in person of Mrs. Mary Udduk had become necessary to ensure effective regulation of the Capital Market. “Her appointment will, subject to satisfactory performance, subsist until further notice,” the letter noted Also reassigned were Reginald C. Karawusa, Acting Executive Commissioner, Legal & Enforcement; Isiyaku Tilde, Acting Executive Commissioner, Operations; and Henry Roland Adekunle, Acting Executive Commissioner, Corporate Services. The Federal Ministry of Finance said the recent communications between the SEC and NSE had adversely impacted market

confidence and in the letter to SEC, requested for a formal explanation. Meanwhile, the aggrieved investors also accused Mrs. Adeosun of meddling with the functions of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), causing “severe damage to the capital market.” The National President, Trusted Shareholders Association of Nigeria (TSAN), Mukhtar, along with the National Coordinator, Proactive Shareholders Association (PROSAN), Taiwo Oderinde, and the Coordinator, Oando Shareholders Solidarity Group (OSSG) made the accusations in a joint statement in Lagos. The shareholders said the minister’s conduct has “inevitably caused untold harm both to the independence of SEC and the Nigerian capital market.” They drew attention to the ongoing crisis Oando has been enmeshed in since early last year, bordering on serial abuses of corporate governance and alleged gross financial mismanagement. The shareholders recalled the comment by the internal auditors of Oando Plc, Messrs Ernst & Young, in the company’s 2017 financial report which expressed doubts over the company’s ability to continue as a going concern, as its liabilities exceeded its assets. Consequently, they said petitions were sent to both SEC and the House of Representatives Committee on Capital Market, which ordered investigation into these allegations. But Adeosun, explained that she had to suspend Zubair at the weekend because she had pointedly asked him not to lift the technical suspension on the energy company’s shares the week before last until a committee comprising representatives from her ministry, SEC, the NSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), where Oando has a dual listing, had reviewed the report of the forensic audit submitted by the team of professionals appointed by SEC to investigate the company. She said in spite of her directive, SEC still went ahead to issue a memo to the NSE lifting the technical suspension the market regulator had placed on the shares of Oando since October last year.


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Confusion as Shiites engage police in bloody protest in Abuja Continued from page 1 The police had last week informed groups using the Unity Fountain for sit-out to keep off. The Our Mumu Don do group led by Mr. Charley Oputa and the Bring Back Our Girls group were last week informed of the impending danger. But members the Shiites had it rough and bloody in Abuja on Monday when they insisted that their daily sit-out protest at the Unity Fountain must continue after the FCT Police Command had cordoned off the whole area with crime scene tape and banning all manner of protest

at the venue. The Daily Times further gathered that the religious group’s insistence on using the Unity Fountain and go ahead with its peaceful protest against the orders of the police sparked off violence as some people were injured while vehicles of innocent persons were smashed. The daily sit-out protest of the Shiites had lasted for over two months at the Unity Fountain, and just a week ago, a new dimension was introduced into the protest. Members of the group marched in large numbers and obstructed traffic flows to different re-

stricted places in Abuja to make a case for the release of their leader, Shiek Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The Police had mobilized officers, Armoured Personnel Carrier and security dogs to enforce the ban in the Unity Fountain while applying force to disperse the rioting protesters by firing tear gas and using hot water tanks against at them. An eyewitness (a taxi driver), who ran into the crossfire but escaped death by whiskers, said that the protesters were not dissuaded by the tear gas and the hot water that the police officers were using against

them. He added that the protesters faced the police, hauling stones and sticks at them, and also smashing vehicles that were around the area. He said, “I didn’t know what was happening, but before I could realise it, I was already in the midst of the prosters with the passengers I was carrying in my car. I hurriedly reversed my car and escaped from hurt. “The Shiites faced the police with stones and sticks. In fact, it was when the soldiers came that they dissappered, and some of them took to their heels with injuries and blood on their

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike inaugurating the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency at the Government House Port Harcourt.... on Monday.

Edo Jobs: 50,000 youths for Microsoft, Tech4Dev digital literacy training

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equip youths to exploit opportunities in Nigeria’s evolving technology eco-system and deliver on the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s promise to create 200,000 jobs, the state government has concluded plans to partner Microsoft and Tech4Dev in training 50,000 persons on digital literacy skills. EdoJobs, the state government’s job creation and skills development platform, is coordinating the training in the state and will, through its portal, supply participants as well as other logistics for the programme. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Job

Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, in a statement, said that of the 50,000 participants in the programme, 500 will be coached as master trainers, who will facilitate the step-down training for others. According to her, “We have reached advanced stage of preparation for the training programme to commence in Edo State. Microsoft and Tech4Dev plan to train about 500,000 persons across Nigeria. Of that number, 50,000 people will be trained in Edo State. While the two firms will be conducting the training, we are here in the state to coordinate logistics and other support structures to make

the training possible.” She said the Edojobs portal, which has over 220,000 registered users will supply some of the participants for the training programme, noting, “We are excited about the training. It serves as another addition to the series of trainings we are providing to Edo people and helping them build capacity to work for gainful employment or run businesses. “But what is most impressive about this training is that it affords people to gain in-demand skills, especially as the world is moving towards tech-driven solutions to every-day problems.” The training pro-

gramme is designed to train young people including those in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, foundational digital skills required to actively participate in the 21st-century knowledge economy. The programme will take place offline and Microsoft will supply teaching aids to the educators who will train young people in schools and communities across the country. The module for the training includes introduction to computer, productivity tools, workplace essentials, big data and cloud technologies, cyber security and digital lifestyles.

bodies”. When The Daily Times visited the scene at about 12.30pm, the protesters had been dispersed while there was heavy presence of soldiers, Civil Defence Corps, the Police and other plain clothe security agents. The security agents were deployed right from the Federal High Court junction to the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) office in Maitaima, Abuja. There were various signs of violence at the vicinity with canisters of tear gas, stones and sticks littering the area including smashed car glasses along the roads in the affected areas. The Daily Times also observed the shattered glasses of the NCC building. But it was gathered that there there was no casualty after the incident. Meabwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an immediate inquest into the violent clash between security forces and members of the Shiites in Abuja on Monday. According to the PDP, it is worried over the handling of security in the nation’s capital and the near breakdown of law and order, which resulted in stampede and disruption of public and private businesses in the city centre. The PDP noted that the development is linked with protests over the continued refusal of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government to release the leader of the group, Sheik Ibrahim ElZakzaky, despite being granted bail by courts of competent jurisdiction. In a press statement in Abuja on Monday, by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP further noted the continued show of force and infringements on the rights of citizens by the APC administration. The PDP expressed deep concern over continued erosion of democratic tenets by the APC administration, resulting in avoidable crisis in various parts of the country. While it sued for calm and demanded for an immediate inquest into the cause of the clash, the party urged security high commands to ensure that this matter is nipped in the bud with the highest level of professionalism. Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Po-

lice Command has said that it has restored normalcy in some areas of Maitama and Wuse II of Abuja, following a violent protest by members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). The IMN members had engaged in bloody protest with the police on Monday and reportedly attacked innocent citizens, disrupting business activities, obstructing traffic movement and smashing windscreen of innocent citizens’ vehicles in the affected areas. Following the unfortunate incident which also resulted in the destruction of some government and Police operational vehicles, the members of the Shiite group also injured 22 police personnel during the protest. According to the FCT Force Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, 115 members of the sect were arrested at the scene by Police operatives. Manzah also disclosed that joint team of detectives from the Command in conjunction with operatives from the IGP Monitoring Unit have commenced investigation into the incident, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation. The police warned members of Shiites movement from further disrupting the peace, harmony and free flow of traffic in FCT. The police added that exhibits recovered from the sect members include Catapults, Iron bars, Stones, Ball bearings and Pink head bands. The police urged members of the public particularly parents and guardians not to allow their children or wards to be used as instrument of violence in any demonstration by any group that could jeopardize public peace and harmony. “It is therefore imperative to state that anyone caught in the act of violent demonstration or any act capable of causing the breach of public peace will be made to face the wrath of the law,” the police spokesman said. Meanwhile, the Command stated that contrary to speculations from some sections of the media, no life was lost in the violent protest as its operatives deployed to quell the protest were professional in handling the situation.


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I’m bothered about Nigeria’s security, economy not politics - Buhari Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

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du Buhari has reiterated the three-pronged focus of his administration on Monday when he held a bilateral meeting with British Prime Minister, Theresa May on Monday at 10, Downing Street, London. Buhari told the British PM that while politicians in the country are preoccupied with politics, he is bothered about the security, economy and how to rid the nation of corruption. He said, “We campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption. We have elections next year, politicians are already preoccupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy.” Recalling that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts, Buhari said: “People ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now.” He commended British companies like Unilever, Cadbury, and many others, “who have stood with Nigeria through thick and thin. Even when we fought a Civil War, they never left. “But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments.

We are encouraging more British companies to come to Nigeria. We appreciate the support you have given in training and equipping our military, particularly in the war against insurgency, but we want to also continue to work with you on trade and investment.” President Buhari briefed Prime Minister May on the strides in agriculture, which he said has put Nigeria firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency. “I am very pleased with the successes in agriculture,” he said, adding that: “We have cut rice importation by about 90%, made lots of savings of foreign exchange, and generated employment. People had rushed to the cities to get oil money, at the expense of farming. But luckily, they are now going back to the farms. Even professionals are going back to the land. We are making steady progress on the road to food security.” On education, Buhari said more investment was being made, because “people can look after themselves if well educated. In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped institutions to move into the next generation.” Climate change and environmental issues also came up for discussion, and President Buhari brought up the necessity of inter-basin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad.

Gunmen kill Police Sergeant, abducts a German in Kano Yakubu Salisu, Kano

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Unknown gunmen on Monday attacked a vehicle conveying Dantata & Sawoe officials on their way to a construction site, killing a Police Sergeant along Sabon Titi Madobi Road, Kano. The ugly incident, which occurred during the rush hours of Monday, according to police information made available to journalists, recorded the death of a police officer and abduction of a German national Mr. Michael Cremza, working with the company. Speaking on the mat-

ter, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Rabi’u Yusuf, “The attackers killed one Police Sergeant attached to Special Protection Unit (SPU) on Escort duty and abducted one Mr. Michael. “The command has since deployed a powerful team of operatives and detectives to cordon the axis with a view to arresting the culprits and rescue the victim as Manhunt of the abductors is ongoing. “ Any person with useful information is advised to report to any nearest Police Station or call the following Emergency Telephone lines; 08032419754, 08123821575.

He said, “The Lake Chad is now about 10% of its original size, and it is perhaps one of the reasons our youths dare both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, to get to Europe. But if there is inter-basin water transfer, about 40 million people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and other countries stand to benefit. I made the case during the Climate Change Summit in France. If Lake Chad is recharged, it will reduce the number of youths coming

to Europe to increase social problems. We brought back about 4,000 people from Libya recently. Almost all of them were below 30, and Libya was not their final destination. They were headed to Europe. In her remarks, Prime Minister May said Britain would continue to work with Nigeria in the areas of training and equipping the military. May was particular about abduction of young schoolgirls by Boko Haram, noting that Britain would

continue to give Nigeria needed assistance. The Prime Minister said the Buhari administration has “been making good progress on the economy,” and urged it to maintain the focus, despite approaching elections, and increase in political activities. On education and climate change, that British Prime Minister said, “Good grounding in education is good. It is important to equip young people for today’s world. It is also a good

bastion and defence against modern slavery. The issue of the environment and climate change is very important, because of its impact on many countries in the Commonwealth. Stability at home is important, to curb illegal migration.” Prime Minister May, who commended President Buhari for the much he has been doing on improving trade and business for Nigeria, noted that it was also time to boost intra-Commonwealth trade.

From left, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Ashaeikh Muhammad Habeebullah Adam Abdul-Lah El-Ilory, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, during the centenary celebration of Sheikh Adam Abdullah El-Ilory, in Lagos...on Monday.

Courts to adopt new technology for enhance justice delivery, says CJN Andrew Orolua, Abuja

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Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday announced that all courts in the country will adopt the Nigeria Case Management System (NCMS), a technological innovation to enhance efficient justice delivery and case management in the country. Justice Onnoghen disclosed this during a refresher course organised for magistrates by the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja. The CJN said the innovation, the case management system is presently being piloted by the Supreme Court and will soon be rolled out to all strata of

courts in the country. According to him, the technology has transformed the manner in which service of court processes, record keeping and retrieval of data and other operations are carried out in apex court. The CJN said, “Technology has afforded us the opportunity to have virtual libraries and law reports at our finger tips. Case management tools can now be accessed 24 hours a day from the comfort of our homes and hearing notices will, in the nearest future be e-mailed to lawyers once enrolment on the Judiciary’s Nigerian Legal E-Mail System (NILES), is fully achieved in conjunction with the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

“As we speak, the deadline for paper court processes in the Supreme Court has been fixed for July 2018”. He urged Magistrates to be proficient in the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as the e-proficiency will become a veritable pre-requisite for career advancement within the judiciary. While charging the Magistrates to carry out their judicial functions in line with the constitution of the country, Onnoghen said continuing judicial education is a mandatory requirement for every judicial officer who sits on the Bench for adjudication. The CJN said, “It is pertinent to remind you as Magistrates, that you must be mindful of your profes-

sional duties as well as the ethical content of the Code of Conduct for judicial officers. “It is an indispensable guide to the proper conduct and performance of your duties”. The CJN also urged the Magistrates to take charge of their courts in the discharge of their judicial functions. In her welcome address, the Administrator of NJI, Justice Rosaline Bozimo, said the theme of the course, “Promoting excellence in the administration of justice in lower courts” was in line with the current drive of the CJN, in ensuring that excellence in service delivery is enhanced at all levels of the judicial process.


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Lagos nets N800bn from Tourism By Benjamin Omoike Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the tourism sector contributed N800 billion to the Lagos economy, just as he reiterated that his administration was consciously investing huge resources to develop an enduring infrastructural architecture that would ensure that the state’s tourism potentials are fully

harnessed for all round economic growth and development. The governor, who spoke at the Lagos Tourism Summit, held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, with the theme‘Destination Lagos: Towards A Sustainable Tourism-Driven Economy’, said the plans, concepts and executions of his administration are deliberate and well thought-out to make the highly populated mega city-

artistically functional. “As a government, we are conscious of the fact that infrastructure, security, stability and partnership with all stakeholders are fundamental ingredients for tourism development. We have channeled a lot of resources into creating an enduring infrastructural architecture for the business of tourism to thrive,” he said.

He said his administration was not unmindful of the fact that for the State to match up with other leading world tourism destinations like Miami; São Paulo; Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo as well as African cities such as Cape Town, Cairo, Marrakech and Accra, the right infrastructure has to be put in place. “In order to do this solid infrastructural architecture that will endure. It must be safe and secure; it must provide functional and diverse venues for the arts, culture, festivals, creative industry, recreation and wildlife; and it must constantly and productively engage with its critical stakeholders. “So when you see us reclaim 50 hectares of land at the Oworonshoki end of our lagoon; when you see us clear a whole stretch at the Badagry and Epe Marina; when we insist that our prime waterfront must not be taken over by shanties and slums; when you see us embark

Former Interim National Chairman APC, Chief Bisi Akande, receiving the Y2017 Zik Award for Political Leadership presented by the PDP National Chairman, Chief Uche Secondus, during the Y2017 Zik L-R: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye at Enitan in a handshake with Wakilin Katsina, Alhaji Mohammad Prize Award presentation CivicOgunwusi(left) Center, Victoria Island. Lagos on Sunday night...With them is Kabir Murnai who represented Emir of Katsina at a forum in Lagos. former Senate President Kenthe Nnamani

Rivers neighbourhood safety corps gets board

By Amaka Agbu, PortHatcourt Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has inaugurated the Board of Directors of the State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency, with a charge to the members to kick-start the process of recruiting quality operatives for the agency. Performing the inauguration on Monday at the Government House Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said there was no going back on the establishment of the agency because it was central to the security of the state. He said: “Use your experiences and capabilities to ensure that the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety “Start the recruitment process of the operatives. By September, 2018, I expect that the training of operatives would have been concluded and the agency fully operational,” he said. He charged members of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency not to be swayed by the antics of opponents of the

establishment of the agency because their duty was vital to the stability of the state. The governor alerted the nation that some politicians had approached the police to sabotage the scheme by rejecting operatives recruited by the agency. He said that the State Executive Council would approach the Rivers State House of Assembly for the amendment of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency law, so that the Police would not be required to vet the recruited operatives as was obtainable in Lagos State. The governor advised the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency to recruit only persons with the interest of the state at heart. He said contrary to criticisms against the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency, they were only to bear light arms subject to the approval of the Police. He said that the light arms to be borne by the agency’s operatives would be for self defence. “The Chairman of the Board is a retired Brigadier General, while the Director

General is a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police. We have appointed credible and experienced retired security chiefs because we want the best for the state. ‘Now that we have prevailing peace in the state, towards sustaining it,” he said. Responding, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency , Brigadier General Dick Ironabare assured the government and people of the state that the agency would work to enhance state-wide security. He commended the Rivers State Governor for deeming it necessary to set up the new security scheme, which was in line with international best practices of securing communities. The Chairman said that the agency wiould work within the ambits of the law in the discharge of her duties. He said most of the people opposed to the Rivers State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency did so because they didn’t understand its relevance in modern day security framework.

over and modern bus terminal constructions; we are preparing the grounds for a major source of employment and prosperity. “When you see us continue to plead for the control of wasting federal assets like the National Arts Theatre, National Museum and National Stadium and possibly declare our intention to have the Muritala Mohammed International Airport concessioned to us; we are focused on our tourism sector. “When you see our unwavering commitment in changing the face of public expanding access to waterways, please know that we are driven only by the need to build and

sustain the needed infrastructure upon which an enduring tourism landscape can stand and outlive our administration and those coming after us,” the governor said. Alluding to the massive opportunities available in the sector, Governor Ambode said that the activities within the tourism sector contributed about N800billion to the State’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017. “The tourism sector contributed about $2.2billion (N800billion) to the Lagos GDP in 2017 and with the infrastructure and resources we are deploying in this sector, we expect this “The enormous resources we have deployed in physical and social infrastructure across the State will begin to crystallize by December into mega structures that will support tourism and market our state as a smart destination,” the Governor said. Noting that Nigeria boasts of very rich culture and heritage, Governor Ambode said it was not in doubt that the country has the largest concentration of the black race, adding that Lagos story of the black race. He said the Lagos Tourism Master plan, which would emerge at the end of the summit was premised in the context of the fact that the State can become an iconic brand of the black race. “The Tourism Master Plan is focused on six key sectors; Culture and Heritage, Film, Art and Entertainment, Business Tourism, Nature and Adventure, Medical and Wellness, Beach and Leisure,” Governor Ambode said. He said the Tourism Summit, coming a week after a Security Summit was held at the same

venue was a demonstration of the government’s commitment can enrich and propel the State to prosperity continuously. In his keynote address, former President of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama said that Lagos has the potentials to emerge as a foremost destination for tourism development in Africa. While commending governor growing tourism through investment in infrastructure, he said with the billions of dollars revolving in the sector across the world and over 1.8billion tourists, the State was heading in the right direction in its bid to become Africa’s tourism hub. “I’ve been following the progress Lagos has made on various fronts and I join those who have celebrated Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the contributions he has made within this short period to enhance the predecessors. “There are potential billions of naira in revenue that Lagos State could earn in the next several years with the successful implementation of the plan that you intend could come out of this summit. “If you look at the nearly $7trillion that is supposed to be earned from tourism, then itself as a favourite destination for tourism in order to get a share of this huge cake is a very wise decision by Governor Ambode and his team. “Thankfully, Lagos in preparation for the launch of the State’s tourism master plan has began upgrading and expanding critical infrastructure including transportation, roads and of course the recent reclamation that is ongoing,” Mahama said.

General Overseer, City of Life Bible Church dies of cancer The General Overseer of the City of Life Bible Church, Iju Lagos, Bishop Irene Ayalogu, has Bishop Irene, who preached to millions of people and was known Demon Chaser” died at the age of 70. Henry, a columnist for Bishop Irene’s death to the Daily Times Newspaper. of illnesses in her later life, including pelvic cancer. Irene’s fame brought her into close association with several men of God, including Pastor E.A Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo and Pastor Julius Orowunmi and several

others. She was a one-time chairmanship aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) but had to step down so as to carry out her full calling. During a candid interview with Life and Times in 2015, her achievements. When asked about politics, the she no longer wanted to be vocal in that sphere. “I feel I have only a short time to go, and I have to leave that to the younger people,” she said. “If I get on these other subjects, it divides the audience on an issue that is not the issue I’m promoting. I’m just promoting the gospel.” She is survived by her

Bishop Irene

children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, members of her family, church and the entire populace most especially for her philanthropic contribution to the society. Her burial date will be announced very soon.


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Gov Ugwuanyi disburses N5m each to 171 communities for development

By Moses Oyediran, Enugu

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in continuation of his administration’s “One Community, One Project” scheme on Monday handed over cheques of N5 million each to another batch of 171 autonomous communities that have met the requirements for the release of the funds to carry out development projects of their choice. The scheme is an extensive rural development initiative of the Ugwuanyi administration aimed at ensuring that development reaches the 450 autonomous communities in the state, with a dedicated sum of N10 million for each community to address her pressing and peculiar development needs. Consequently, the State Executive Council approved the scheme and earmarked the sum of N2.25 billion for 450 autonomous communities in of the N10 million for every community for the execution of development projects of their choice. Recently, N5 million was disbursed to 118 autonomous communities that had then release of the funds. Last weekend,

Gov.

Ugwuanyi was at Ibagwa Nike, Enugu East Local Government Area to inaugurate projects executed by the community with

which was earlier disbursed to 118 communities. In a related development, Traditional Rulers from Udenu, the council area of Gov. Ugwuanyi, also on Monday paid a solidarity visit to the governor at the Government House, their earlier endorsement for his re-election in 2019. The Royal Fathers, who were accompanied by the PresidentsGeneral of the Town Unions and other stakeholders, commended the governor for his peace and good governance initiatives as well as his giant development strides across the state, declaring: “We are proud and solidly behind you and Udenu LGA is also behind you”. Presenting the N5 million cheques to another batch of 171 communities, the governor commended “the communities that have so far used or are using their own funds to execute meaningful projects for the the new set of communities that received their funds, would equally deploy the resources judiciously for the satisfaction

of the yearnings of their people, adding that “the remaining communities will also receive their own funds” as soon as they meet the requirements. Gov. Ugwuanyi, therefore, reiterated that the scheme was aimed at “promoting participatory democracy and extensive rural development in the state as well as the involvement of all communities in the implementation of government policies and programmes”. While thanking the people of the state, who he described as “the true heroes of democracy” for their overwhelming support and cooperation, the governor reassured them of his administration’s commitment to entrenching good governance. He said: “We will not relent to take visible and sustainable development to all corners of the state is fully realized”. Earlier in his remark, the state’s Accountant-General, Sir Paschal Okolie, stated that the government carefully designed laid down procedures for the judicious utilization of the money for the purpose it was meant for. Sir Okolie disclosed that the state government in keeping with its hallmark of prudence, accountability and transparency, had set aside the N2.25 billion

approved for 450 autonomous tranche of N5 million for every community, saying: “The cash is ready for collection”. Responding on behalf of other Traditional Rulers and the autonomous communities in the state, the Vice Chairman (Enugu North), Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, Igwe R.N.S Ezeh, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for the people-oriented scheme, the history of the state. He said that the Royal Fathers have endorsed the governor for second term, declaring that there is no vacancy in the lion building in 2019. Gov. Ugwuanyi, while granting audience to his Udenu kinsmen, thanked the Royal Fathers for the endorsement, noting that such support coming inspiring. The governor appreciated the people of Udenu LGA for the existing peace in the council area, which he disclosed “made it possible for us to achieve what we have achieved”. “Over 95% of Enugu State people support what we are doing as a government and we will not take such support for granted”, Gov. Ugwuanyi said while urging his kinsmen to continue to remember him in prayers.

Two sisters arrested by the Lagos Police command on the allegation of kidnapping a Reverend Sister

Reduce Customs tariffs, Aare Adams urges FG

By Patrick Okohue

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Otunba Gani Adams, has appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the imported goods. Speaking at the weekend, during the swearing-in and send forth ceremony of the newly elected and outgoing executive of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) in Lagos,

Adams, said it is pertinent for the Federal Government to listen to the cries of Nigerians in the Diaspora and reduce the freight paid on imported goods. “I am a regular traveler and I can understand the pain Nigerians abroad feel before they could bring their goods into the country. On this note, I want to appeal to the Federal Government of importing goods into the country is too high and

how best to deal with the people, particularly, in running into the country, and this has We can only improve on our local production if there is an enabling environment for investors.” Meanwhile, the outgoing president of the group, Prince the newly elected president to carry all the members along in his quest to take the association to the next level. He said he had learnt great lessons on

“For eight years that I held the position, I know what it takes backgrounds,” he said. The president of the group, Iju Tony, in his speech, promised to step up the activities of the association. He charged all members of the group to cooperate with the new executive in their bid to take the association to the next level.

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Segun Oni tackles Yakassai over 2015 rigging claim

By Tom Okpe, Abuja Deputy National Chairman (South) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Segun Oni, has faulted an elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai, over statement that the North in 2015 took advantage of Card readers malfunctioning to rig election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Yakassai, chairman of Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA), was reported to have made this statement when he led members of advocacy visit to former Military president Gen. Ibrahim Babaginda in Minna, Niger state. Addressing newsmen Monday in Abuja when he visited the national Secretariat of APC to pick his nomination form ahead of the party’s governorship primary, Oni said Nigerians actually rejected the PDP government. When asked to comment over the issue, Engr. Oni, who is also seeking the ticket of APC to contest the forthcoming governorship election of Ekiti state, dismissed Yakassai’s claim as untrue. “I want to say, it is not true. The card reader cannot rig election. Human beings can rig elections not card readers. I must say that when people are looking for ways to justify their inadequacies, they will look for failures, they will look for faults, so, the card reader has suddenly become the instrument. “They were stealing oil, selling it and the fund goes into individual pockets. Have you ever heard that? So, if we’ve

had a government, that reckless, a government of President of all us, declaring that stealing is not a corruption. A government that clearly shows that it is clueless which had nothing to contribute and it was probably tired and people of Nigeria went on to vote that government out. People are now waking up from slumber and trying to posit reasons why they lost. They lost because people replied it was time to go. “The truth is that, people of Nigeria voted overwhelmingly for Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari. The people of Nigeria were tired of the PDP, the people of Nigeria were clearly embarrassed by a government that went not just pilfering, went to the extent of even stealing what is supposed to be the source of his own wealth”, he said. Also speaking with newsmen, another aspirant, Muyiwa Olumilua, a son of a former governor of Ekiti state, stressed that there was need for good governance in Ekiti, adding that though the state was blessed with greet potentials, it is one of the poorest in the country, adding that with good governance and the right persons in government, Ekiti would become the envy of other states in terms of development. He said that his administration if voted would resuscitate the failing health facilities in the state and make healthcare more The aspirant added that he would give education, agriculture and the state´s economy priority if elected and would industrialize rural communities in the state.


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Arewa youths assures Masari seeks political leaders Buhari of massive unity for national peace, progress mobilisation for re-election The Katsina State governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello-Masari has called on Nigerian politicians and leaders to close ranks in the

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2019. it will ensure that Buhari’s second term “comes with

country can achieve the true greatness that it really seeks and truly deserves. The governor made these remarks

and Desmond Minakaro, the group also cautioned the

Centre (PPRAC) held in Lagos.

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the Pro-Buhari Senators with a view to allegedly “promoting corrupt and unethical practices which the President stood

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the Pro Buhari Senators with a view to promoting corrupt and unethical practices which President Muhammadu Buhari has always stood against. While important that such privilege

importance. The youths said the recent which is an important integral

leaders to work more at ensuring all Nigerians, especially the leaders

across the various political divides them the opportunity to interact, share ideas and see what they have in common.

endeared them to the organisers and motivated them to give them the award, the Katsina State governor

appropriate action on Senators Dino Malaye, Shehu Sani, as

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ensure that the President Buhari second term which we are working towards comes

Imo guber: Okorocha boasts of son-in-law’s victory He assured that Nwosu will win the 2019 governorship election, Progressives Congress (APC) that to win the 2019 governorship election.

the conviction that he will make

political leaders, women and youth groups, as well as traditional rulers came to endorse Nwosu at

that the power to elect a governor resides with the people and not

he would not want to hand over to a governor that will discriminate

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he is now, his only sin is that he

According to the governor, “Nwosu has learnt the ropes and

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Why Buhari’s re-election imperative for N’Delta – Rivers APC The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the uproar from a cross section of Nigerians over the resolve of President Muhammadu Buhari to

from the unprecedented allocation of over N125bn out of the N8.612 trillion appropriation bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to the National Assembly to fund capital projects in 2018 in the Niger Delta region. “Rivers State will surely

come 2019 as unnecessary and unwarranted, arguing that the President is by the tenets of the constitution is empowered to seek a second term tenure if he so desires. The party urged Nigerians not to be deceived by some of these agitators as they enabled by those who looted the common patrimony with impunity in order to frustrate the realisation of the second term bid for them to protect their loots against the progress and development of Nigeria and Nigerians. The APC said it is fully aware of the dangers inherent in the propaganda and wicked rumours being peddled by those they called “economic saboteurs” in order to ensure that the reelection of President Buhari their level of propaganda, President Buhari has done much to guarantee his reelection. “The party will not be deterred by the antecedents of these enemies of our country and will not cease are accruable to Nigeria and Nigerians if President Buhari succeeds come 2019”, said Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the Media Consultant to Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, the State Chairman of Rivers APC in a statement.

billion earmarked for Niger Delta Ministry and N71.2 billion for Niger Delta Development Commission for capital projects, also to

Buhari The party reassured Nigerians that those who have ruined the country’s to frustrate the re-election of the African Icon of anticorruption struggle will surely not succeed. “These looters are fully aware of what the re-election of President Buhari entails as it will constitute a challenge to their keeping and securing their loots, but we will not allow them to come back in order to continue their looting spree from where they odds”. The party reiterated that “so far those of us from the South-South region are concerned, his re-election is imperative if we are to consider the following feats and projects so far executed by the present administration at the centre in South -South.” According to them, some

of the projects includes the approval of contracts of N47 billion for road projects in the country, including redesigning & reconstruction of the Aba/Port-Harcourt section of the Enugu/PortHarcourt Expressway. “Apart from this intervention, the Federal Executive Council on the same date also approved dredging of Port Harcourt Seaport and provision of navigational aids for Escravos at the sum of N13B. “President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration released a whopping sum of N900 billion owed the Niger Delta Development Corporation (NDDC) by previous federal administrations including the administration of Dr. Jonathan to assist the body complete most of her projects in Rivers State and other states in the Niger Delta region.

allocation for the Niger Delta amnesty programme retained at N65 billion with the budgetary allocation of N17.32 billion earmarked for the completion of the EastWest Road. from the Maritime University located at Okerenkoko in Delta State with N5bn budgeted in the 2018 budget a university aimed to assist in the development and emancipation of the Niger Delta region. “To demonstrate the seriousness over the full implementation of the Ogoni clean-up exercise and the execution of the MultiBillion Naira Bomu-Bonny road project, budgetary provisions were all made in the 2018 budget which when completed would open up the economic potentials of the Niger Delta Region beyond the shores of Nigeria all in Rivers State. “The APC-led Federal Government apart from above named projects,

embarked upon the following projects – the Calabar – Lagos Rail Line that cuts across the state, the renovation/reconstruction of both Enugu – Port Harcourt and the West-East Road, the renovation of the Afam Power plant in Rivers State, resumption of work on the Port Harcourt International Airport, renovation and reconstruction of the Enugu – Port Harcourt Rail Line, among other projects. All these projects were abandoned by the PDP governments. The party recalled that Dr. Goodluck Jonathan a son of the region in his six years as the President of Nigeria acknowledged that he failed Rivers State and the Niger Delta region by not embarking on any meaningful project in the region apart from imposing Chief Nyesom Wike as the governor of Rivers State to promote insecurity in the state and the region. The party further stated that the APC led Federal Government under President Buhari has proved within less than three years that APC has the best interest of the state and region at heart by the various interventions the Federal Government has embarked upon in the region within the last three years and will surely be supported for his second term bid. Niger Delta people to consider the interests that President Buahri have demonstrated towards the region and not to make the blunder of the 2015 where they mistakenly supported a ‘son’ who failed the region woefully.

Lalong’s declaration will not stop APC primaries, says Chairman By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau State Chapter, Hon. Latep Dabang, has said the declaration of the state governor, Simon Lalong, to re-contest at the 2019 governorship election, does not stop any other intending aspirant in the party from contesting the number one seat in the state. He said the state primaries for the gubernatorial election will still hold, irrespective of the governor’s declaration, adding that everyone will be given the opportunity to express his constitutional right. The state chairman stated this at the weekend in Jos after the party’s stakeholders meeting where the party met to deliberate

to strategise for the 2019 polls. Dabang said, “The governor’s declaration to re- contest the 2019 governorship election does not foreclose any other chieftain of the party from contesting because there would be party primaries.” Recall that our correspondent had earlier reported that Lalong through his Commissioner for Information, Hon. Yakubu Dati, said he will be contesting the 2019, guber polls, which the Commissioner said the party unanimously urged him to contest. However, during an interaction with Journalists, the APC Chairman said, “the declaration by the governor was coincidental as it was not part of the agenda of the meeting, but at the end of the

the governor won’t get automatic ticket because we will surely conduct primaries. But for now, Governor Simon Lalong is the one that has publicly declared that he would contest this election come 2019 on the platform of the APC. If there are others, we cannot stop them from contesting,” he said The meeting had in

Lalong meeting, there were motions by party faithful requesting the governor to clear the air on whether he would contest the 2019 elections or not. The governor took time to also inform the gathering has been that pressure from all sectors, including some

and the Plateau State Youth Council and quite a number of spirited party faithful who have been drumming support for him to seek a “We are democrats and can’t stop anybody from contesting. However,

APC leadership in the state, Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden and members of the State Executive Council, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Peter Azi, members of the Parliament as well as members of the National Assembly. Dabang appealed to people of the state to continue to support the party at all times.

Leadership tussle: Delta PDP members engage in fisticuffs Fresh trouble over leadership tussle has erupted at the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), leaving its chieftains in exchange of blows. In a surprising move the party chieftains at IsseleUku party secretariat of the council area were literally locked in the web of shouting by including opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) members to the scene, and soon after, it degenerated into physical exchange of blows. According to an online news media, the Aniocha North PDP Chairman, Prince Egune described the shameful act as unfortunate and ridiculous, the crisis refused to give way for peaceful co-existence among the party members. It was reliably gathered that trouble started when a former APC chieftain in the area decamped to the party with his teeming supporters. At the venue to welcome the decampees right inside the Aniocha Council Secretariat, supporters of the lawmaker (names withheld) representing Aniocha North Constituency who were said with the inciting comment allegedly made by the leader of the decampees, one Chief Calistus Nwanwolor in an act of furry took the microphone from the said Nwanwolor, leaving him and his decampee Eyewitness said while shouting match between both supporters of the lawmakers and the decampees lasted, dangerous weapons such rented the air as onlookers scampered for dear lives including Mobile Policemen who maintained neutrality during the unfolding melee. the leader of the decampees, Calistus Nwanwolor said: “I was just making my speech when one K.C Ugbolue with his gang members pounced on me, took the microphone from me, they dealt several blows on me, and my supporters responded, Ugbolue is an aide to the lawmaker representing Aniocha North constituency, Mr. Emeka Nwaobi, I have state chairman of the party.” But in a swift reaction, KC Ugbolue dispelled the allegations as untrue, saying that Nwanwolor allegedly made heresy statements during which he was given the opportunity to speak as a leader the decampees.


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OUR POSITION Poor performance of telecoms network operators

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he poor performance of the telecommunication networks in the country has come to the fore again. At the recent 81st telecoms consumers parliament organisation organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in Lagos, participants deplored the dismal performance of the telecommunication networks in recent times. Participants implored telecommunications consumers to demand for compensation from the telecommunications operators over infractions on their rights. It is sad that some 15 years after the telecommunications networks were licensed and they rolled out their services, Nigerian consumers of their services have been at the receiving end of the poor services rendered by the telecoms networks. Among such poor performance by the networks are dropped calls, failed calls, network interruption, network congestion, loss of signals during calls, overcharging for calls and charges for unsubscribed services, failed attempts to load recharge payment, inability to change their tariff plan, inability to activate the offered service, inability to send or receive SMS, unsolicited messages without an option to opt out, and call misdirection to an unintended number, among others. Many aggrieved customers have at different times resorted to media assistance to get redress from the telecoms networks without any positive answer from the telecoms network operators.

Thanks to the recession that swept through the economy in the last 18 months, most consumers became more discerning about the services offered by the telecoms networks and were able to discover their poor services and how they had been cheating their consumers for services not subscribed to. It was also discovered that even when customers complained to the telecoms companies about their services they hardly made any apologies or tried in any form to improve on the quality of such service. Indeed, subscribers to the services of the telecoms networks operators are their customers. Therefore, it is the consumers’ right to demand for reasonably high quality of service, seamless connectivity, little or no disruption in service, affordable and value for their money and proactive information on service. Consequently, where a telecoms company performs poorly, it must give its consumers adequate compensation for the loss they suffered as a result of its poor service. In the Nigerian business environment certain network problems cannot be ruled out. Among such problems are glitches arising from the vagaries in power supply, vandalism of equipment, network software malfunctions and fraudulent hacking and human errors. However, when such problems occur, telecoms operators owe it a duty to promptly communicate to their consumers about the occurrence of the problems and what they are doing to restore high quality service.

The fact remains that today, the networks have taken it upon themselves to give their customers unsolicited messages, to unnecessarily charge them for services not rendered and to continue to give them poor quality service. If anything, 15 years after commencement of operation the telecoms networks should have improved on the quality of their services. They should know that such poor quality services and lack of courtesy for their consumers cannot be business as usual for too long. In addition, some of the telecoms network operators are foreign investors who invested in this economy and may not have known much about how Nigerians cherish high quality service and detest cheating and lack of respect for customers’ feelings. But, having operated in this country for about 15 years or so, they ought to have adapted to the Nigerian high value for service and comply. Going forward, NCC is the last hope of the telecoms services consumers. As such, NCC must put in place stringent rules and guidelines for the various telecoms networks operators in the country and also set out to telecoms consumers the NCC telephone lines to call for complaints whenever the consumers feel aggrieved especially when they are cheated by the telecoms network operators. Such complaints must also be well investigated and, if found to be true, the telecoms network operator should be made to apologise to the consumer and other necessary compensation made to the consumer.

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JOHESU declares indefinite strike over non implementation of MoU

By Idu Jude Abuja

Owing to the implementation

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the union bordering on the disparity among the medical doctors and other health workers in the health sector, Joint health sector union and assembly of health care professionals, says it will until

federal

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salary structure in the sector. The National President of the Union, comrade Biobelemoye Josiah, stated strike in Abuja Monday. According to him, Johesu, national body, has decided on a show down after the expiration of a 30 days ultimatum given to the Federal government ahead the consequences.

His words, “gentlemen, you will recall that JOHESU suspended her last nationwide strike action on the 3oth September, 2017, after the signing of memorandum of terms of weeks the date of suspension of the strike”. Among the requests of the health workers union, includes, the upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, arrears of skipping of CONHESS 10 and the employment of additional health professionals. Among the requests are the implementation of court judgment won by JOHESU as well as an upward review of retirement age from 60 to It said that it is disheartening that after six months of engagement with FG and suspension of its

decision, that the FG has done nothing to address the “JOHESU as a mature of responsible organisation, gave 21 days notice, the leadership of the JOHESU, reconvened to re-appraise the situation on ground and noted of the federal Government towards the implementation of the memorandum of terms 30th September 2017. In furtherance with our mantra as peace lovers who have the interest of the masses at heart, another 30 working days ultimatum was issued to the federal government on the 5th of march, 2018, to alert the Government of the impending nationwide strike”. Meanwhile JOHESU, has alleged that the ministry of Health led by professor Isaac has masterminded the

delay in federal government implementation of its agreements. According to the body, the ministry, has spare headed the payment of Medical doctors after 15 days of request but has continued to neglect that of JOHESU after 6 months. “the ministry of labour and employment on the 5th of April, 2018 invited us to a meeting wherein we were told that our issues were still being looked into. The leadership reported same to the NEC of JOHESU which upheld the ultimatum issued, since the Government seemed to be taking JOHESU for a ride. Consequent upon this, therefore, JOHESU, has had no other choice than nationwide strike action as from midnight of Tuesday, 17th April, 2018 when the 30 working days would have expired”. the union, therefore, direct

all its members in Federal health institutions all over the country to commence the strike action immediately 9midnight of Tuesday 17th 2018 unfailingly. states and local government health institutions are, by this place on red alert and to continue intense sensitization and mobilization of its members for possible entry into the fray, if the government foot demands’. JOHESU, also has dared to continue on its demands without fear of any government intimidation. the body has encouraged its member to think less of being victimized during and after the strike despite federal government’s policy of no work no pay.

Labour Party drags INEC, IGP to court over Chairmanship tussle By Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Labour Party has approached a Federal Abuja for an order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and the Inspector General of Police from recognizing Abdulkadir Salam (3rd defendant), as the national (Labour Party). are Chief Calistus Okafor (2nd), and 17 others. The suit dated December 27, (SAN). want “An order of injunction restraining the 2nd defendant from giving police protection to the 3rd defendant as the national chairman of the 1st A declaration that by the combined provisions of Sections 85 and 86 of the Electoral Act, and the the 1st defendant (INEC) is not empowered to overrule or disregard the removal of the 3rd defendant as the national chairman of the Labour party “A declaration by the combined provisions of Sections 85 and 85 of the Electoral Act and Constitution defendant is not empowered to overrule or disregard the (Dr. Mike Omotosho), as the National Chairman of the 1st They also ask for an order of injunction restraining the 1st defendant from recognising or dealing with the 3rd defendant as the national chairman of the

L-R: Director, Services Group, Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS), Peter Hena;Minister SpecialofAssistant onCulture ICT, FIRS, WaleAlhaji Shonekan and Executive L-R:Chief Member, HouseSupport of Representatives, Hon. Segun Odebunmi; Speaker ofServices the House, Hon.Mr. Yakubu Dogara; Information, and Mr. Tourism, Lai Mohammed and Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon.during Lasun Yussuff at the thanksgiving late Pa Sunday Oyetunde Odebunmi (father of Hon. SegunAssembly Odebunmi)in atAbuja... First Baptist Church, Oko, Chairman, FIRS, Dr. Tunde Fowler, a meeting with Members,service Houseforofthe Representatives Committee on Finance at the National on Monday. Oyo State on Saturday. Photo: TEMITOPE BALOGUN.

Group backs Buhari’s decision to re-contest From Samuel Luka, Bauchi

A sociopolitical organization, Buhari Coalition on Peace and Support for Justice (BCPSJ) Bauchi state has expressed its support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to re-contest in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The Chairman of the group in Bauchi Ali Sa’idu who made this known while speaking with newsmen in Bauchi at the weekend said the group is in support of the declaration of President Buhari’s declaration to recontest for presidency 2019. Sa’idu explained that Buhari Coalition on Peace

and Support for Justice was introduced after the conduct of the 2015 general elections. “The coalition has to give support to the President for

responsibilities,” he said. He advised the National Assembly members to provide all the necessary support and level playing ground for the President to succeed. He said coalition will embark on massive campaign for the re-election of the President in view of the achievements recorded especially in economic security. Also speaking the Chief Lecturer in the Department

of Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi Hassan Hassan, also called on Nigerians to consider the re-election of the President. “In view of the huge infrastructural projects initiated and executed by his administration,” he said Hassan said the reelection of Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari will enable him consolidate on the achievements so far recorded. He stressed that “there is need for people to understand the renewed values of governance and modesty President Buhari. “Which include culture of change, Accountability, and respect for rule of law among

others,” he said Alhaji Hassan who described the declaration of President Buhari to re-contest in 2019 general elections as a welcome development, however admonished him not to use public funds throughout his campaigns. Meanwhile, reacting on the

Chairman of Labour Party, Dr. Mike Omotosho, who was elected at the October 3rd Special Convention of the party stated, “We assure our people that the mandate given to us freely shall be protected and upheld. Omotosho said the usurpers who have constituted themselves as enemies of the people shall surely be put

where they belong. “This Party shall surely belong to the people again. The Era of oppression of the majority by a fraudulent few is over” Omotosho stated. He assured that “just as we are determined to return the party to the people, with greater enthusiasm, we shall return this country to the path of prosperity and equal opportunity for all again. “The rich cannot continue to oppress the poor and you think there will be peace. We need to demystify Governance. Government should not be a luxury prison that keeps the privilege few away from the people till another circle of elections” Omotosho said.

“An order of injunction restraining the 2nd defendant from giving police protection to the 3rd defendant as the national chairman of the 1st the court to resolve these questions which they posed for determination. “Whether by the combined provisions of Sections 85 and 86 of the Electoral Act and the the 1st defendant is empowered to overrule or disregard the removal of the 1st defendant as national chairman of the 1st “Whether by the combined provisions of Sections 85 and 86 of the Electoral Act and the the 1st defendant is empowered to overrule or disregard the national chairman of the 1st hearing before Justice Gabriel


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Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano (centre); Chief of WASH section of UNICEF, Mr Zaid Jurji, (4th left); Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mr Mark Okoye (2nd left), after a brief L-R: Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi(left) in a handshake with Wakilin Katsina, Alhaji Mohammad Kabir Murnai who represented the Emir of Katsina at a forum in Lagos. visit by UNICEF officials at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

NLC honours Winnie Mandela

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Primary School drop out Abdulrahman Mohammed of Ran village, Gamboru, Borno state, being paraded by Lagos Police Commissioner Edgal Imohinmi for alleged impernating medical doctor with his implements of trade, at the Command Headquarters, Oduduwa, Ikeja...on Monday

19 NYSC members Ex-commissioners abscond, 25 to repeat laud Gov Ugwuanyi for continuity of programmes service in Delta By Moses Oyediran, Enugu Former commissioners in Enugu State, who served under former governor Sullivan Chime, under the platform of Forum of Enugu State former Commissioners, FESFC, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his impressive and heartwarming adoption of the programmes of seamless continuity of the former administration. The Forum which made the commendation in a 7-point communiqué issued at a meeting held in Enugu, signed by Hon. Okey Ani and Hon. Eric Oluedo, conveners as well as the secretary,

Hon. Godwin Ogenyi, pointed out that Ugwuanyi’s strict adherence to the seamless continuity programme has resulted in “uninterrupted development in all sectors of governance.” The former commissioners therefore promised to support and cooperate with Gov. Ugwuanyi to ensure that the overall development of the state is assured. “That the Forum of Enugu State former commissioners would synergize, cooperate, support and work with the administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi towards the overall development of our beloved state,” part of the communiqué reads. The ex- commissioners also

promised that they would “ensure that all the wealth of knowledge, Information, experience and shall be harvested, preserved and redeployed for the good of the state, nation and the global community.” The former statesmen also pointed out that they have the mission and the vision to provide guardianship and mentorship for further leaders and the youths of the state and communities. They equally pointed out that as former commissioners; they towards the promotion and advancement of good governance and visionary leadership for the common good of the state.

Gang rapes 15-year-old girl By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba A 15-year-old girl in Ovwian Aladja, Udu Local Government Area of Delta State has been raped by a gang of rapists in area. The victim (name withheld) was said to have been cajoled into an uncompleted building, where she was allegedly abused by the rapists. But the State Police Boss, Mr. Muhammadu Mustafa that two suspects were arrested; upon interrogation, confessed to the crime, saying it was evil handwork. He said they would be charged to court on completion of investigation. In another development, two suspected armed have been nabbed

by the police in Abraka Division. It was gathered that the suspects had area when nemesis caught up with them. They were said to have arrested at the scene of their operation by

gunpoint after which they threw her into a nearby river. The victim, it was gathered, Mrs. wee hours on the fateful day. But the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Muhammad Mustafa who

Police Image maker in the State DSP reporter, said upon the report of the arrest of the suspects, said they are currently being detained at Abraka Police Division for further investigation, adding that locally cut to size gun were recovered from them. Also, a gang of armed robbers at woman around Ekrejeta in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State and allegedly stabbed her on the neck, collected N20, 000 at

into action, and arrested two of the suspects, adding that the victim was Saying that the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigation, the Police Boss warned that the police will do everything possible to make lives unbearable for criminals who had refused to relocate elsewhere from the state.

By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

cobwebbing of ethnicities on Nigeria, makes it a very

No fewer than twentyService Corps’ members serving in Delta State are to repeat their service, while nineteen others absconded out of a total of 2, 838 corps’ Batch “A” stream 1. The State Co-ordinator Ayodele Benjamin who made this known to our reporter at the weekend in Asaba, said that three corps members out of the 2, 838 who passed out, served meritoriously, and were awarded with various awards adding that “the the extant laws while the 19 others absconded from service”. According to him: “while two out of the three selected corps members who belong to stream 1 received the chairman’s award, the other one got a cash reward”. But the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa at the passing out ceremony in Cenotaph Asaba, said that the corps members cannot be more needed than now in answering the question of peace in Nigeria” polity. The Governor explained that in opening a vista for

called on the corps’ members in spite of the myriad security challenges and employment in the country, to remain one while governments at all levels were determined to create the enabling environment for citizens to realize their potentials. Meanwhile, the state government has assured of its continued partnership with the Nigeria Navy towards the state. Mr. Festuas Agas, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) who made this known when participants of the Naval War College visited him, said that the Okowa led administration in pursuit of its SMART Agenda, had created robust institutional from work to ensure security in the state security council, and other Other measures he said, include the creation of the Engagement

Programme

Enterpreneural Programme (STEP) and emphasis on technical and vocational educational as part of the youths were engaged.

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FG mulls strategies for sustainable development of African airports By Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The federal government on Monday said that, for the achievement of sustainable development of African airports, new strategies must be evolved. The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha while identifying the strategies at the 59th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Conference held at Oriental Hotel in Lagos named them to include:

successful implementation. Mustapha who pointed out that the role of partnership with the private sector cannot be over-emphasised, cautioned that these strategies also need to be complemented by a reliable legal, institutional and regulatory framework to institutionalise policy. Speaking at the conference with the theme: “Business Transformation for Sustainable Development of African Airports”, the SGF stated that the current administration has continued to promote infrastructural development, facilities renewal and the implementation of policies aimed at facilitating the growth and sustainability of the Sector. According to him, some of the key events and projects undertaken to achieve their objectives include: Hosting the international World Aviation Forum (MAP) in Abuja,

namely; Murtala Muhammed international Airport Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja; international Terminals (Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu) to expand passenger handling capacity to 15 million annually; Others are: Implementation of Aviation Sector Roadmap which was approved by the President in 2016 aimed at opening opportunities for investment; Concession of four International Airports as well as the establishment of Search and Rescue Unit to be implemented through Public and Private Partnership; Establishment of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) with the mandate to remove bureaucratic doing business in Nigeria and Issuance of Executive Orders aimed at facilitating and easing entry experience of investors, visitors and travellers at the nation’s ports. Emphasising the importance of aviation sector, Mustapha said “the importance of aviation as a critical tool for social and economic development cannot be over emphasized, given its potential for immense contributions to the broader economy. In 2017, the sector facilitated tie movement of over 7.6 billion passengers. 109 million tons of cargo and recorded 89 million aircraft movements. With a highly mobile population of 180 million people, these explain

to the sector and the reason why Mr. President readily approved the hosting of the event”. He commended ACI, stressing that their core objective as the voice of the world’s airports makes the association a ready partner of member states numbering 176 countries with 1,940 airports. In his own speech, President of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Dr. Benard Aliu pointed out that aviation has become a catalyst for sustainable social, economic and human development, directly and indirectly supporting 6.8 million jobs and generating 72.5 billion dollars in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) He said that airports serve as veritable gateways to this development and prosperity, facilitating the connectivity, tourism and trade which in turn foster economic growth and new opportunities all over Africa today. “That connectivity is presently being enhanced with the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia earlier this year, as well as through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AF CF TA) which was newly established by African Heads of State at their meeting in Kigali, Rwanda this past March”, Aliu said. According to him, undertaken to reposition air transport in Africa, and ensure its sustainability, are in clear acknowledgment of the fact

of the Nation’s key Airports

forecast to grow at roughly 3.8 per cent annually through 2032. In his speech, Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika commended ACI for their initiatives, stating that the aviation industry has therefore, pointed out that the government must collaborate with member states to improve aviation in Africa. Sirika also noted that Nigeria has made giant strides through the hosting the International World Aviation of two of the Nation’s key Airports, hosting of ACI Africa Conference amongst other milestones recorded. “This is a clear indication that Nigeria is on the right track. You can see the result of what we are doing in our roadmap. It means that the world is in agreement of what we are doing”, Sirika said. To the ACI President, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is most delighted to host the 59th ACI Africa Board & regional Conference and Exhibition here Lagos, Nigeria. Dunoma while speaking at the event, said that, over the years, ACI Africa had focused on safety as a priority leading to the initiation of the world wide acknowledged Airport Excellence (APEX) in safety programme. This he said has recorded great achievements as major airports continue to requests for this programme.

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Obaseki approves payment of stipends to Libya returnees Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved

returnees that they will get their stipends, urging them to follow the required

payment of three months’ stipends for new batch of Libya returnees of Edo State origin. Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on

Assistant Secretary, Edo State Taskforce Against

Illegal Migration, Comrade Solomon Okoduwa, disclosed this during the “The

approval

for

the

payment for the new batch of returnees are part of the promises made by the governor to assist victims of migration and reintegrate them into society.” Okoduwa said since the were received by the state government between 7th and 15th November 2017, the state has recorded 26 other batches totalling 3,165 returnees. for the new batch of returnees will be processed in the next 12 days, after which payment of their stipends will commence. Each returnee will be paid a stipend of N20,00 per month for three months. Among them, pregnant women will be entitled to N25,000 each, while those with babies will get N30,000 each,” he said. Okoduwa assured the

stipends, so we encourage them to come forward for the exercise. She added, “Those who be patient. We assure that the taskforce is working to ensure that the directive of the governor is fully carried out. The exercise is to ensure that we monitor the progress of reintegration and follow up where necessary.” One of the returnees, for a month, adding, “I am here for another round of second payment.” Oghogho Moses, who turned up for the exercise, commended the governor for keeping to his promise to pay returnees three months’ stipends, noting, “Obaseki has done well for not the only governor in the country to make provision for stipends to returnees and other packages to assist the returnees’ reintegration into the society.”

Ogun West Elders to hold political summit By Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta Determined to break the jinx and produce the governor in 2019, Ogun West Elders Council, on Monday, said the Council would hold a day political summit. the NUJ Secretariat, OkeIlewo, Abeokuta, Chairman of the Council, Ajibola Olagbaye, said the summit with the theme, ‘Ogun West for Governor: 2019 Is The Time’ and scheduled for Wednesday, in Ilaro, would seek to mobilise support, encourage and mentor aspirants, promote unity and persuade other senatorial districts to support Ogun West’s quest to produce governor. other leaders of the Council, including Sen. Iyabo Anisulowo, Prof. Anthony Asiwaju, Kunle Elegbede, and Dr. Dele Ogunsiji, among others, said the senatorial district, commended Governor Ibikunle Amosun

Ongoing verification of Libya returnees by officials of Edo State Government in Benin City...on Monday

Illegal Migration, Lilian Garuba, said “The returnees

to ensure Ogun West person succeeds him. He added that about 500 Ogun West stakeholders both within the country and abroad, would assemble to chart the way forward on the Ogun West agenda. “The summit will take us through the memory lanes, appraising yester-years, reviewing today and leading us to make a forecast into the years ahead of our state and our district. This will enable us make an inquest into the past, an x-ray of today and charge to draw relevant inference to enable us make a good compass in order to successfully navigate the future”. He stated. Olagbaye, who lamented the inability of the senatorial district to produce governor since 1979, noted Ogun West was ready than ever to clinch the number one position in the state. He, however, noted Ogun West would not disappoint the residents of the state, if given the opportunity to govern the state in 2019.


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Fayemi’s tumultuous entry into Ekiti 2018 governorship race By Gbenga Sodeinde, Ado-Ekiti If the tumultuous crowd of party supporters and members that turned out for the declaration of intention of Dr. Kayode Fayemi to contest the Governorship of Ekiti State is anything to go by, he is a sure bet to emerge the flag bearer of the APC for the July 14,2018 election in the state. Saturday, 14, 2018 declaration of Fayemi at the party’s secretariat at Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti has put paid to the speculations surrounding the aspiration of the minister of mines and steel who is gunning for another shot at Ekiti State Governorship. As early as 7am, on that day, supporters and loyalists of Fayemi started trooping into the state Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, going around the major roads as show of strength of the followership of their man. There was a resultant gridlock of traffic as more convoys of of loyalists arrived the state capital. Known supporters of other aspirants in the part were seen to have taken their place behind Dr. Fayemi, who has become the man to beat in the party primary and even in the General election. It was apparent that Fayemi’s commanding presence and level of acceptance among the party hierarchy has sent palpable fears down the spines of other aspirants. Fayemi, who arrived in a long convoys enroute Fajuyi in Ado Ekiti at around 1pm, came down at Okeyinmi and took a walk amidst his hundreds of supporters down to the party secretariat In Ajilosun which is about 5 kilometers distance while people kept trooping out to greet him and showing their love for him even as some followed him down to the main venue of the programme, at Ajilosun in Ado Ekiti. His declaration which shot down the state capital for almost 5 hours during which vehicular movements were stuck could best be described as a mother of all declaration in the states so far. In his address to party executives at APC state secretariat, Fayemi said the party will deploy

everything withing the constitution to ensure the defeat of PDP and send Governor Ayo Fayose to jail for various crimes committed in the state. He revealed further that the PDP will accuse the APC of so many things after the July 14 election but that the APC will not care. Fayemi, who was the Governor between October 16, 2010 and October 15, 2014, was defeated by Governor Fayose of the then ruling PDP in July 21, 2014 Governorship election in the state. The minister became the number 37th aspirants that had declared interest in the governorship of the state while 24 were said to have collected the nomination of N7.5m at the Abuja party headquarters as at the time of writing this story. Specifically, Fayemi told the state working committee (SWC) led by its state Deputy Chairman, Chief Mrs Kemi Olaleye that “we will use local, state and federal power to take over Ekiti from a rapacious government run by brigand. “Those of us who traveled out of Ekiti are being insulted, assaulted and mocked on daily basis asking why Ekiti they thought were well read, refined and exposed could make a character like Fayose their Governor. “That is why it is important for us to reclaim our land and restore our values. Each time I move round Ekiti, I see pain in faces of the 25,000 elderly persons who benefited from our social security scheme, 600 people were employed into the peace corps, and 10,000 volunteers who took 10,000 per month among others but have been cut off from these safety nets by Fayose”. Fayemi, who said he never owed salary of workers, added that more than 40,000 persons who were gainfully employed by his government and that his government increased the salary of workers from N5,000 to N7,000, and from N7,000 to N13,000 and that he later to increased it to N19,300, wondering who should attract hatred of the workers in the state with some one who is owing workers between six and seven months salary and areas. The former Governor declared that education was free up to SS3 during his tenure while

he paid rural allowance, scholarship, bursary, WAEC and NECO but that all these were stopped by a government that has no interest in social investment for the people. Fayemi said: “Today I can boldly say that there is no town I get to out of the 133 towns and villages in our their state where I will not point to five projects . if I have not done their road, I would have built schools or renovate their hospital bug today, nothing is happening. “Even those project I did not complete were abandoned by Fayose. There is no aspirant in APC who will not do much more fantastic works than what we are getting in Ekiti under Fayose That is why it is important for us to be united. Let me say this, I am a loyal party man and I am ready to support whoever the party field as the candidate”. On the vicious attacks on him for recontesting despite holding a pivotal position of minister, Fayemi said he would be satisfied with it if the politics he plays is for himself and his family. He declared that there was an unfinished business in Ekiti State he has to complete and

Crowd at the declaration

bring back those projects he initiated and that it is not about title but about services and sacrifice. The minister advised the SWC to set out a code of ethics to regulate the conduct of every contestant, pointing out that the tirades against his person is unacceptable. “We should be ready to support whoever fights after the primary as the candidate, provided the process is free, fair and transparent, if truly we are loyal party men. I will see whoever fight after the primary as a mole who was sent to destroy pur party”. Fayemi said. The acting chairman of the party, Mrs. Okaleye, in her response assured that the party will try its best to be transparent in the primary and warned members against hurling insults on SWC members with the way it has been managing the party. She urged members to be united, pointing out that Fayose is their only enemy that should be defeated, adding that “ our minister has been supportive to the paty . we ate proud of him for using his ministarial position go help Ekiti and APC members.


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I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS CHIEKWENE JULIET IJEOMA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS IGWE JULIET IJEOMA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CHANGE OF NAME

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CONFIRMATION OF NAME

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I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS SOYEMI ABOLAJI VICTORIA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN. AND ADDRESSED AS MRS BABAYEMI ABOLAJI VICTORIA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID.GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS OGUNDELE OMOLARA VICTORIA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS OGUNDELE OMOLARA ELIZABETH. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. OGUN STATE TEACHING SERVICE COMMISSION AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JOSEPH EFFIONG NOW WHICH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JOSEPH IBAJI SIMON. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

CHANGE OF NAME

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FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MUSIFIU SAKIRU OLATUBOSUN OLANREWAJU NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SULAIMON SAKIRU OLANREWAJU. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONANUGA ESTHER MERCY NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONANUGA KHADIJAT ESTHER. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERNED PLEASE TAKE NOTE

IDOWU TEMITOPE OLUWASEUN IS THE SAME PERSON AS IDOWU AISHA TOPE. THAT IDOWU IS SURNAME, TEMITOPE IS FIRST NAME WHILE OLUWASEUN IS MAIDEN NAME. OF NAME: IDOWU TEMITOPE OLUWASEUN IS THE SAME PERSON AS IDOWU AISHA TOPE. THAT IDOWU IS SURNAME, TEMITOPE IS FIRST NAME WHILE OLUWASEUN IS MAIDEN NAME. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS CHUKU COMFORT ERINNA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. IKE COMFORT ERINNA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS DURU CHIJIOKE PERPETUA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. ACHINIKE CHIJIOKE PERPETUA (NEE DURU). ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NJOKU PRISCILLIA CHIOMA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AJAEGBU PRISCILLA CHIOMA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN INVALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS LUKE OLUWAFUNMILOLA ADEBIMPE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS LUKE GAFAR OLUWAFUNMILOLA ADEBIMPE .ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID .GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

THODEM INTERNATIONAL CHURCH THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, DECREE NO. 1 1990. BOARD OF TRUSTEES: 1. SOMOYE KEHINDE GBOLAHAN-CHAIRMAN 2. AKINWANDE DEBORAH ONAOPEMIPO- SECRETARY 3. AKINWANDE AKINWUYI STEPHEN 4. MOMOH JONATHAN OSHANAME THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO PREPARE SOULS FOR GOD’S KINGDOM. 2. TO EXPOSE THE TRUE MIND OF GOD TO THE WORLD. 3. TO DELIVER SOULS FROM THE BONDAGES OF THE DEVIL. 4. TO TRAIN MINISTERS OF GOD ABOUT WHAT GOD WANTS FOR THE MINISTRY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MA IT AM A ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

ASSOCIATION OF FAMILIES AND PROFESSIONALS FOR AUTISM SUPPORT

CHANGE OF NAME

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I, KONWIN BARINAADAA FRIDAY AND KONWIN BARINAADAA, REFERS TO ONE AND SAME PERSON, BUT I NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN, CALLED AND ADDRESSED AS KONWIN BARINAADAA FRIDAY. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING MY FORMER NAMES REMAIN VALID. ALL RELEVANT AUTHORITY AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NOW WISH TO ADEYEMI KAFAYAT OLUWABUKOLA BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AYANDOKUN KAFAYAT OLUWABUKOLA . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHIOMA MUNONYE UMUNNA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UMUNNA CHIOMA GLORIA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NNABUGWU BENITA OZIOMA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKOLI BENITA OZIOMA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

BEATRICE EMIANTOR

WILLIAMS FADERA ADEBIMPE

OMOKHOMION DORIS JOYCE

VICTOR EFFIONG UKPONG

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS, SOLA EMIANTOR, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS, BEATRICE EMIANTOR. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS, ADEYEMO FADERA ADEBIMPE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS WILLIAMS FADERA ADEBIMPE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OMOHAN DORIS JOYCE BUT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OMOKHOMION DORIS JOYCE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS VICTOR NIMMONG UKPONG NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS VICTOR EFFIONG UKPONG. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

LIFEGIVERS EMBASSY

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OGUN OLUWAYEMI CECILIA 2. BELLO-MOJEED MASHUDAT ABIOLA 3. IJAROGBE GRACE TEMITAYO 4. VINCENT OLUWATOMI 5. LEKAN-LAWAL OLUWATOYIN CHIYENI 6. DEJI-ETIWE SULIAT ADENIKE

THE TRUTEES ARE: 1. NEWMAN AZUBUIKE 2. BARR (MRS.) EMILY AZUBUIKE 3. KENNEDY ONAEMO 4. JOY EPETE 5. ADELEKE ADEBAMBO 6. JOSHUA IKOGHO

ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: AHMAD TAHIR DARAMOLA, B. P. OGUNDELE & CO, 4, AKINSANYA STREET, TAIWO BUS STOP, OJODU, LAGOS STATE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS BASHIRU RASHIDA TUNRAYO ,NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SALAWU BOLANLE FASILA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1 OF 1990.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1.TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF AWARENESS ON AUTISM IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE NATION AT LARGE. 2. TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN A STRONG SUPPORT NETWORK FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM, THEIR FAMILIES AND CAREGIVERS. 3. TO REDUCE SOCIAL ISOLATION AND ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM AND ENHANCE SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS FOR THEM WITH FAMILY.

I,FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS TONBRI BLESSING EBI , NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AUTA BLESSING EBI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENER0AL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE

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PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT MEMBER TREASURER SECRETARY MEMBER

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROCLAIM THE MESSAGE OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 2. TO BUILD AND EMPOWER THE LIVES OF MEN ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED TRUSTEES

LOSS OF DOCUMENT

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE LOSS OF ALLOCATION ISSUED TO MRS. OLYMPIA ABEKE OYEFESO OF NO. 65 JUBRIL MARTINS STREET, SURULERE, LAGOS BY THE LAGOS STATE DEVELOPMENT AND PROPERTY CORPORATION (LSDPC) IN RESPECT OF THE FLAT KNOWN AS BLOCK 428, FLAT 4, LOW COST HOUSING SCHEME, ABESAN, AGEGE, LAGOS. ALL EFFORTS TO TRACE THE SAID DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN ABORTIVE. THIS IS FOR RECORD AND OFFICIAL PURPOSES. SIGNED: MRS. OLYMPIA ABEKE OYEFESO


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STRONGTOWER SPORT 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. 1. MR ADETOLA DAVID ADEGOKE (CHAIRMAN 2. MR KOLAWOLE PETER OYEBOADE (SECRETARY) 3. MR OYEDEJI OJO 4. PASTOR JOSHUA OLALEYE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PROMOTE SPORTS.

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SAMUEL ROTIMI TEMITURO FOUNDATION

ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED TRUSTEES

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. ROTIMI SAMUEL TEMIITURO -PRE’SIIDENT 2. JOHNSON MICHEAL KOLA -SEC 3. TEMIITURO NASIRY IYANU -MEMBER 4. ADEBAYO VICTOR OJO -MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO HELP THE LESS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL ADVANCEMENT TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP THE ILLITERATES AND THE POORS TO READ AND WRITE 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

ARISE FOR NEW NIGERIA DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE

MBELU UMUNNEKWU CONSULTATIVE FORUM

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. GODWIN ALI - CHAIRMAN 2. GARY AJI ANOCHE - SECRETARY 3. OLAJIDE JOSEPH ADEBOLA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO REKINDLE, PROMOTE AND SUSTAIN THE FOUNDING VISION, IDEA,NATIONAL SYMBOLS,NATIONAL IDENTITY OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. 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

SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA CAC IT NO. 3087

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. HON KANAYO O. OSONDU 2. BISHOP CHIJIOKE KINGSLEY 9. MR JEFFREY MICHAELS 3. MR IKECHUKWU AMAEFULA 10. HON . RALPH NWANKWO 4. ELDER EMMANUEL E. OKORO 11. MR NWABUEZE IROANUSI 5. ENGR . EMMANUEL I . IJEOMA 12 MR HART ENWEREM 6. MR ISAAC OJIABOR 13. ENGR . CHRISTIAN NWABUIKWU 7. SIR . EMERSON K NWAKANMA 14 . MR UCHECHUKWU NDUAGU 8. MR .RALPH ANUSIONWU 15 . IKECHUKWU EZEUGO AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO ENSURE THE GENERAL WELL-BEING OF INDIGENES OF MGBELU UMUNNEKWU COMMUNITY 2. TO SERVE AS AN INTEREST GROUP TO ADDRESS MATTERS OF CONCERN TO THE PEOPLE OF MGBELU UMUNNEKWU , ISUIKWUATO LGA. 3. TO FOSTER TOGETHERNESS AMONG OUR MEMBERS AND THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY . ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: UGOCHUKWU AGUGAM ESQ . 08159999303

QUEEN OF ANGELS CATHOLIC GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL

COMFORT & FELIX 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. SHADAMORO OLUFEMI AKINLOLU’ 2. SHADAMORO FELIX OLUWAFIROPO 3. SHADAMORO COMFORT EYEOLA 4. SHADAMORO ANUOLUWAPO FAVOUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUTHS. 2. FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR WIDOWS. 3. PHYSICAL STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING SCHOOL. 4. POVERTY ALLEVIATION. 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: ADEKUNLE ADENIYI SECRETARY

THE BLESSED GOOD BROTHERS’ 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. TRUSTEES 1. UDOJI JOHNPAUL CHUKWUMA 2. MMADU KELECHI CHRIS 3. ONWUKA CHINEDU CHRIS. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG MEMBERS. 2. TO SEE TO THE WELFARE OF MEMBERS. 3. TO MAINTAIN DISCIPLINE, HONESTY AND TRANSPARENCY AMONG MEMBERS AND THEIR DEALINGS IN LIFE. 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 JUDE EZEIYOKE.

ESAN DEVELOPMENT TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY (CTC) FOR LOSS OF CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS (CTC) SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED. BARR BEN C OKPE 08170639910

THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE SISTERS OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL HEREBY WISHES TO USE THIS MEDIUM TO NOTIFY THE ENTIRE PUBLIC OF THE FACT THAT THE SCHOOL NAMED:- QUEEN OF ANGELS CATHOLIC GIRLS SECONDARY SCHOOL, OFF IDO ROAD, ORIN EKITI HAS BEEN RENAMED TO:- MICHAELIAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE, ORIN EKITI, BY A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE SISTERS OF SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL.

PRAISE FAMILY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY

WOMEN AND YOUTHS FOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

ASSOCIATION OF MASTERS GOLDEN MORTGAGE HOUSING OWNERS OFADA, OGUN

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED 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. CHINEDU BRIGHT AGOMUO- FOUNDER 2. COMMODORE OLATUNBOSUN ODUMOSU THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE : 1. TO PROMOTE CAPACITY BUILDING AND ENCOURAGE SELFHELP DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES, ENTREPRENEURIAL IDEAS, SKILL ACQUISITION AS A MEANS OF SELFEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AMONG WOMEN AND YOUTHS 2. TO PROMOTE ENLIGHTENMENT PROGRAMMES AND TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR INTERACTION, EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION THAT WILL POSITIVELY ORIENTATE THE PUBLIC IN SUPPORTING AND SUSTAINING CIVILIZED STANDARD OF LIVING IN CIVIL SOCIETY, CORDIAL RELATIONSHIP AND UNDERSTANDING. 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.

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED 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. SAIDU JOSIAH- CHAIRMAM 2. EBODA, KEHINDE OLUTOYE- SECRETARY 3. FOLORUNSO STEPHANIA SEMIRE 4. OLAJIDE ALABI TOSIN 5. OGUNMEFUN GBOLAHAN FRIDAY 6. AMOO, OLUFEMI SAMUEL 7. RADJI ADAMS ALLIYU 8. ADESESAN ADESEGUN ABIOLA 9. UKAH CHUKWUMÀ HENRY 10. IFADA OKAHALE FRIDAY THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1.TO FOSTER 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 , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

INCORPORATION NUMBER CAC/IT/NO 63872 THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA FOR REMOVAL OF A TRUSTEE AND THE AMENDMENT OF ARTICLE 9(3) OF ITS CONSTITUTION WHICH STATES ‘’… TRUSTEE SHALL BE 6 IN NUMBER….’’ TO READ ‘’…TRUSTEE SHALL BE BETWEEN 2 AND 10 IN NUMBER…..”UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. PASTOR PAUL ENYINNAYA AMOS CHAIRMAN -RETAINED 2. PASTOR (MRS) CHIKANELE CHIBUZOR AMOS -RETAINED 3. EVANG. BAYO IKUEMENISAN -RETAINED 4. DCN FELICIA CHINEDUM AGORUWA -RETAINED 5. SISTER CHINONYE FAVOUR UKACHI -RETAINED 6. PASTOR LEVI IKEDIEZE AMOS -REMOVED AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST 2. TO USE PRAISE AND WORSHIP TO BUILD TRUE WORSHIPPERS 3. TO LIBERATE MEN/WOMEN FROM SATANIC OPPRESSION AND BONDAGE 4. TO CARTER FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED ONES. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA PMB 198 GARKI ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY SECRETARY

WEMBLEY CONCERN INITIATIVE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AIREN OSAYANDE TOM (CHAIRMAN ) 2. OKUNGBOWA RAYMOND MICHAEL (FINANCIAL SECRETARY) 3. GARRICK NOSAK HARE ADEKU (SECRETARY) 4. INEH VICTOR CHUKS (TREASURER) AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO INITIATE AND TO EXECUTE PROGRAM THAT WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE ORGANIZATION FOR RURAL YOUTH FORUM TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILL ACQUISITION AND SELF EMPOWERMENT. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

ALL AUTHORITIES CONCERNED AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE TO TAKE NOTE AS ALL OFFICIAL RECORDS BEARING THE PREVIOUS NAME NOW RELATES TO THE LATTER. (EKITI STATE LANDS DEPARTMENT KINDLY TAKE NOTE) SIGNED: REV. SIS. EMMANUELLA FUNMILAYO OJO - HEAD MISTRESS

SIGNED: EXECUTIVE SECRETARY DR. NDIDI OFOLE

GREAT RIDERS SUPPORT & DEVELOPMENT INITIATIUE 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. OLAWALE GBOYEGA SEMIU 2 OLUMUYIWA EMMANUEL ADEWALE 3. OMOBORIOWO OKANLAWON EZEKIEL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO EMPOWER THE YOUTH. 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 MONZOR OWOYEMI ESQ

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. MR. ITUAH OLAJIDE IGHODALO - CHAIRMAN 2. MR. DORRY AFE OKOJIE - SECRETARY 3. MR. MATTHEW ODIANOSEN IBADIN - MEMBER AIM AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROMOTE ESAN CULTURE. 2. TO SERVE AS A FORUM FOR INTELLECTUAL EXCHANGES AND IDEAS AIMED AT MEETING THE NEEDS OF ESAN PEOPLE 3. TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECONOMY OF ESAN LAND 4. TO PARTICIPATE IN POLITICS AND THE POLITICAL EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION OF THE ESAN PEOPLE 5. TO CREATE AWARENESS AND PRIDE IN THE CULTURAL VALUES IN ESAN LAND ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: DR. CHRIS EBARE (ESQ)

SIGNED: SECRETARY

RENASCENT MISSIONARY 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. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. NWAEJIKE SOLOMON AZUBUIKE -CHAIRMAN 2. NWAEJIKE NGOZI MARY 3. EZE GEORGE ALALA - SECRETARY. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO ASSIST HUMANITY ACHIEVE FULFIL HEALTHIER AND LONGER LIVING THROUGH LIFESTYLE EDUCATION 2. TO PROVIDE HEALTH-FOOD TO HUMANITY 3. PROVISION OF QUALITY HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAM.

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: THE SOLICITORS


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

24 Change of Names OJO OLURONKE

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OGUNSOLA OLURONKE ABIOSE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS OJO OLURONKE ABIOSE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

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OLUSEGUN AFUSAT

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AWOYEMI KHADIJAT

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OPEBIYI ABISOYE

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SHARING WITH OTHERS INITIATIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ENOCH OLUFUNMILAYO MODUPE 2. BAZUAYE REGINA ONWUALU 3. MOJOLA IBIYEMI 4. KOPOROLA ROTIMI THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1) TO ASSIST THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY.

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

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

THE TRUSTEES ARE. 1. DCNS EFEOGHENE ABIODUN NAWANE -CHAIRMAN. 2. DCNS CHRISTIANA IDOWU IGEMOKHAI -SECRETARY. 3. MRS AYI ISI URUEMUSIRI -MEMBER.

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. GEORGEWILL EMPEROR NDUBUISI 2. STEWART NGOZI JONATHAN 3. ADIELE CHIBUEZE ACNO 4. AGALA TUBONEGBI-OFORI

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. 1 TO MOBILIZE WOMEN TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY, NATION AND GOVERNMENT. 2. ASSIST WOMEN IN THEIR SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. ANY OBJECTION(S) TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR- GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED- DCNS CHRISTIANA IDOWU IGEMOKHAI- SECRETARY.

ADDRESS HOMES PROPERTY OWNERS & RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION FEMI OKUNNU PHASE I 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. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. SAMUEL ILESANMI ALADE - CHAIRMAN 2. CHINNY EUGENIA KENNEDY-ECHETEBU - SECRETARY 3. AFEEZ ADENIRAN ONAFUWA - MEMBER 4. KELVIN LUCKY OROGUN “ 5. CHUKWUNYELUM IKE UZOKWE “ 6. IJEOMA CHRISTINE OKOLI “ 7. BABATUNDE SAMSIDEEN OLUTAYO ODUNSI “ THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1) TO CARE FOR ITS MEMBERS AND ASSIST ITS IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. 2) TO FOSTER PEACE AND UNITY AMONG ITS MEMBERS AND FELLOW RESIDENTS. 3) TO PROMOTE TRANQUILITY AND ONENESS AMONG MEMBERS 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: BARR. LUCY M. SUBERU (SOLICITOR)

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD ANY OBJECTION(S) TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR- GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: GEORGEWILL EMPEROR NDUBUISI

BORN FROM ABOVE MINISTRY THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED MINISTRY HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. IKPEGBU THERISA NWANOKWU 2. IKPEGBU JOHN CHIJIOKE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD. 2. REACHING THE WORLD WITH THE WHOLE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 3. TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B. 198, GARKI, ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY-EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: PRESIDENT

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FORMERLY KNOWN VOICES AND TO GOD I FORMERLY KNOWN 1. TO RAISE GLORIOUS THROUGH PRAYER AND AND ADDRESSED AS ADEBOLA PRAISES ADDRESSED AS UCHE ANTHONY IDOWU OKUNADE NOW EKEH NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ANY OBJECTION(S) TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE CALLED AND ADDRESSED AS FORWARDED TO REGISTRAR- GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS ADDRESSED ASTHE ADEBOLA UCHE UCHE ANTHONY. COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS MAITAMA, ABUJA ALL IDOWU SALAKO. ALL CRESCENT, FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. FORMER DOCUMENTS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE REMAIN VALID. GENERAL SIGNED: PUBLIC TAKE NOTE. NOTE.

I FOMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS VIVIAN YETUNDE OKOSUN. NOW WISH TO TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. VIVIAN YETUNDE DIPEOLU. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE NOTE

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Nigeria among countries with agribusiness friendly policies – Report The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), in partnership with the World Bank Group assessment report entitled “Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017” has ranked Nigeria among countries with more agribusiness friendly regulations. fertilizers, machinery in agribusiness. Programme Manager of World Bank Group,

ICT. fertilizers, machinery where the scores in Nigeria are actually higher than other countries. Still, there are some areas where improvement can be made. “The evidence really highlights those opportunities to improve the regulatory framework for agribusiness here in Nigeria”. Besides, AGRA County Director, Dr. Kehinde

conducive environment. “So what this report one-day workshop for the Enabling Business of Agriculture (EBA, 2017) Report for Nigeria, organised by AGRA in Abuja, recently. seeds, fertilizer, and machinery. Makinde, noted that ‘‘we are tracking this to be able to show how countries are faring against transport, water and ICT while livestock sector, the benchmark in other countries. There are 62 facilities and operational capacity were not countries under consideration in this report. considered. And we’ve been able to see how Nigeria is faring According to him, ‘‘it’s not for me to say in respect to other countries on regulations, what the government should do or not to do reforms. but what I can do is to share the evidence of ‘‘So, the essence of the report is to provide this report, which is basically the tool which information that policy actors like the private compares the regulations in Nigeria; the laws sector, legislators, executive, to see what and regulations for agribusiness with some level Nigeria is and what needs to be done to other countries. improve’’. He, however, said that the quality of the data there are some areas where Nigeria has weaker laws and regulations than other countries. gathered from those that gave the information. Those areas are seeds, markets, transport, and And that the report talked about the situation in

the country and not about a particular state. For his part, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who was represented by a deputy director in the ministry, Mr. Ukata Benard, said the report will be of great relevance to Nigeria economy, stakeholders, developmental partners, private sector, civil society, and farmers, adding that in 2013, the analysis of data on laws and regulations collected by EBA yielded important result. Similarly, Adamawa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Waziri Ahmadu, said that the country has good frameworks but lacks the political will to implement them. “What happens in Nigeria really is not legal and regulatory issues that are the problem. In most cases, we have very good frameworks but when it comes Ahmadu, then urged FG to increase the already available 30, 000 functional tractors to 300,000 to 400,000 tractors in the country because of the current population. “I just take the example of machinery; we are only about 16 out of the 62 countries that have been assessed, which means that we should be doing very well but unfortunately, the reality is that in Nigeria, the tractor density is so low; it’s like one tractor to 3,000 hectares of land’’, he said.

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Shun cultism, other vices, Bayelsa commissioner tells youths

By Akam James, Yenagoa

The Bayelsa state Commissioner for Labour, employment and productivity Collins Cocodia, has called on the youths of the state to shun cult related activities, drug abuse, kidnapping and all forms of vices that are inimical to their future and face things that would positively impact their lives. Cocodia, made the call in Yenagoa during the Nigerian

Youths Parliament/ Bayelsa West Leaders Colloquium and Launching of Almanac at the weekend. He also admonished them to be more concerned about how they are going to be more productive in the their lives rather than toeing the part of violence, adding that if they don’t know what productivity is, it will be hard for them to be productive. Speaking, Collins Cocodia asked the Youths of the state to “You want to join cult.

You can’t be a comrade and be in cult. They operate in the night because they are lazy. We operate in the day because we are strong. People are beginning to question the strength of our Ijawness because of cultism”. The Commissioners maintained. The Commissioner who spoke on the topic Youths productivity and state development asked Bayelsa youths to be rather proactive in the policies of the restoration government’s trainings and

programs, stating that input gives birth to output, he asked how productive the youths of today are that will lead the state and Nation for development tomorrow. He said “There is time and season for everything. Some are thinking of what they will take in that will bring out something tomorrow. You will get that through reading your books”. “When you are determined and focused, you will get a positive result. The time for

waiting on people to take us to the next level is over. Raise a platform and start thinking of getting to the next level. We must look at the positive angle of productivity. “Your first attempt may not give you the first breakthrough. As a youth your level of productivity depends on your ability to know what is right or wrong. If you do drugs, I guarantee you, you won’t go far”. Cocodia advised. Also speaking, the

convener of the programme Comrade, Atti Moses, said that the youths should get themselves acquitted with the leaders, adding that all should see each other as brothers and sisters. “Be law abiding especially now that election is fast approaching, don’t sell your votes or you live in pains in the next four years. Ensure you vote for those who can represent you well, keep your PVC close to your heart”

the monarchs because of the drastic shortfalls in their allocation from the federation account.

undertook the payment in order to provide succor for the district heads. He said Saraki who was concerned by the plight of the communities’ heads had earlier set up a

dividends of democracy to the state. Releasing the stipends to the monarchs, the Chairman of Advisory Council of the

the Senate President held the traditional institution in high esteem and decided to pay the arrears of salaries to bring succor to the

Alh AbdulRaheem Olesin, said the Senate President

Responding on behalf of the traditional rulers in Ilorin East, the Alangua Ibagun, Alhaji Jimoh Alabi, said they were elated with the gesture of the Senate President, saying that this would reduce their

Mohammed said after the meeting of the Forum of Magajis and Alanguas, the Emir of Ilorin demanded for their list and promised to talk to the Senate President on the payment of their salary arrears. According to him, he was surprised with the step taken by Saraki, saying that majority of them had lost hope on the payment of the salary arrears. He thanked Saraki for solely taking up the responsibility of paying them their backlog of salary arrears.

Saraki pays N49.4m salary arrears of 220 Kwara monarchs By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has salary arrears owed some categories of traditional chiefs in Kwara central senatorial district. Though, it’s the responsibility of local government councils to pay traditional chiefs’ government areas; Ilorin East, Ilorin South and Asa could not meet their

traditional chiefs received a total sum of N49,438,000.00.

issue and acted promptly received their salary arrears at a brief ceremony at the ABS Constituency capital Monday. Addressing the district heads, the DirectorGeneral, ABS constituency

recommendation to pay the 20 months salary arrears to the monarchs. Abdullahi who noted the district heads are the eye of the community advised them to continue to support the Senate President to

said the senate president

the traditional rulers. According to him, about N49,438,000 was paid to all rulers in the Ilorin East, South and Asa Local Government Areas. He said as the custodian of customs and heritage,

Also speaking on behalf of traditional rulers from Ilorin South, the Magaji Mosudo, Alhaji Saliu

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (2nd right); his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu (right); Edo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Frances Ikponmwen (left); with newly appointed Judges; Justice (Mrs.) Orobosa Oluwatoyin A. Omotoso (middle); and Justice Aigbona Terry Momodu (2nd left); after their swear-in ceremony, at Government House, Benin City, on Monday, April 16, 2018

Polytechnics, most veritable tool for national development – ex-VC

By Saka Bolaji, Minna

Former Vice Chancellor IBB University Lapai, Niger State, Prof Ibrahim Adamu Kolo, has describes education at tertiary level, polytechnic in particular in its various ramifications as the most veritable vehicle for accomplishing national goals in any society. Prof Ibrahim Kolo stated this while presenting a lecture paper titled: Re inventing Polytechnics education for sustainable Human Capital Inputs in to the quest for accelerated National

development in Nigeria”; at the 2018 per-convocation lecture of Niger state polytechnic Zungeru. He says Polytechnic Education remain remained the major human capacity development in the applied science and technology in postsecondary education courses towards facilitating innovative and creative capacities and entrepreneurial development. “ Human resources and Human Capital education manpower are largely produced in the polytechnics but specialized universities and technology institutions,

monotechnic as well as the technical vocational, enterprise/innovative education institution also complement out puts from the polytechnics” Said Prof Ibrahim Kolo. The Educational Psychology professor however lamented on how poor funding and corruptions became distress to technological innovations, researches and management of polytechnics in Nigeria; and urged government at all levels to review and take into cognizance the values driven as well as the multiplier effect to be achieved if polytechnics

education is properly handled for national growth. He added that “ Polytechnics education has had to grow with the challenges of very poor funding which by one report in 2007 has put the subsector in cul-de-sac. Not even the salvation through TETFund has helped the polytechnics education to foster the creative knowledge and research endeavors in their mandates for technological breakthrough for accelerated national development in Nigeria”. More so, Prof Ibrahim Kolo also challenged polytechnic to

be more creative at innovation sustenance for national development rather than depending on developing the already existing innovations by universities through selecting qualitative candidates as preference during admission. “ An Industrial research polytechnic education strategy and blueprint need to be invented and developed by NBTE for adoption and implementation by polytechnics across the country....every polytechnic for example must be linked to local and national industries, industrial research centers,

manufacturing sectors or even multinational corporations through their respective program for purposes of students work industrial experience (SWIES), quality assurance,innovative knowledge for accelerated national development technology knowledge information”. in his remark Rector College of Agriculture Mokwa in Niger state,stated that “ untill and unless the government th 26 % bench mark set up by UNESCO, the gap remained high in quality assurance”.


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Buhari lauds sacrificial spirit of Niger State at ‘critical periods’ By Saka Bolaji, Minna Government area of Niger

of Borgu Kingdom from Development,

Alhaji

development. “We are here today to identify with the good people of Borgu Kingdom and

people will not go in vain”. The Niger State Governor,

the Federal Capital Territory, Generating Dam. Kingdom to have allowed

Federal Capital Territory,

Sani Dantoro, Kitoro IV gallantly lived up to the

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (2nd left), Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga (right), Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa (2nd right) and the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Lekan Adegbite (left), during an inspection of construction works on the ongoing Sango-Akute-Ojodu road...yesterday

promoting national unity”.

Taraba consistent in counterpart fund payment – VCDP/IFAD By Okerafor Athanatius, Jalingo

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APC faults Dickson over alleged sack of 4,000 Bayelsa workers By Akam James, Yenagoa

to another point.”

Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) leader, Dr. Samuel Eremi

the ongoing reform of the State Government in the redeployment and alleged “We

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Police arrest primary school dropout parading self as medical doctor By Joy Anyim

A primary six dropout who has been parading himself as the Idi-Araba area of Lagos, has been Lagos State Police Command. The suspect Abdulrahman Mohammed, who hails from Ran village in Gamboru, Borno State had been practicing for the past four years. It was gathered that the suspect conducted blood and urine tests, blood pressure checks and treatment of other ailments for unsuspecting members of the public. Parading the suspects at the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal said the suspect “The 39 year old suspect was arrested for operating as a medical Araba, whereas his education stopped at primary school level according to the suspect even though there is no “ further investigation into the activities of Mohammed who had

been impersonating as a medical doctor for the past four years, revealed that he had been practicing as a doctor intravenous injections conducting medical test on his patients taking urine and blood samples from his patients.” Edgal revealed that the suspect claimed he buys his drugs from Idumota market. Exhibits recovered from the suspects includes blood pressure reading machine, both manual and electronic types, syringes, drip packs both saline and sugar solutions and The suspect who spoke with Journalists during the parade said he started as a medicine hawker before he expanded the business and rented a shop. “I sell drugs and check people’s blood pressure and nothing else. I did not say I am a doctor,” he insisted The Commissioner of Police said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigation is over. Similarly, operatives of Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command said on Thursday, they forced four armed robbers to

bus, a gun and six passengers whom they had held hostage while in transit. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal disclosed this Monday at the Command’s headquarters while parading some suspected criminals the police arrested. The four robbers who boarded the bus heading to LASU - Iba route from Iyana Ipaja, hijacked the bus from the driver immediately one of Estate, Isheri, Lagos. According to the driver of the bus, on Thursday, after returning from a chartered trip to Sango, my conductor and I went straight to our usual route at Egbeda to make some more money before the closing for the day. We saw lots of passengers at Egbeda Bus Stop who were heading to Igando. We picked the passengers and leaving the Bus Stop, one of the brought out a gun and told me to stop”. “Just after pinning the gun to my

head, the other robbers began to ransack the passengers particularly, a lady suspected to be carrying a android phone. The robbers began her of her belonging but the lady refused to surrender her bag to the gun wielding bandits. It wasn’t quite long my conductor escaped that they threw me down on motion after sighting an RRS patrol vehicle chasing them. They felt I was not fast enough”, he stated. According to the conductor, Hakeem Hassan, “I was also held jump down from the moving bus to stop me from raising alarm. Unfortunately for them, I managed to escape from the bus after the driver slowed down. I ran for my dear life. They threatened to shoot me but I area”. He stated further, “immediately I manage to jump from the bus, I ran backward screaming for help and also hearing the robber telling me to stop that he was going to shoot me but I

continued running until I ran into a It wasn’t quite long I had been screaming for help when I saw an RRS patrol vehicle speeding towards me. I guessed other road users who saw me had told them”. “The chase by the police vehicle instantly stopped collecting our valuables and were thinking of how to escape. As soon as we left Igando General Hospital, they drove the danfo into a bush and escaped leaving behind their only gun and mobile phone they took from one of the passengers”, one of the commuters stated. Recovered from the bus were a locally made gun and an Android mobile phone, which they collected from one of the passengers. Both the danfo bus and the mobile phone were handed over to their owners at the RRS Headquaters in Alausa. Commenting on the development, the Police PRO, SP Chike Oti said “Lagos is not a safe zone for any criminal to operate, if they risk it, we will get them”.

From left, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Ashaeikh Muhammad Habeebullah Adam Abdul-Lah El-Ilory, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, during the centenary celebration of Sheikh Adam Abdullah El-Ilory, in Lagos yesterday.

Nigeria’s unity sacrosanct – IBB By Saka Bolaji, Minna Former Nigeria Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has vowed to support any group that comes out with a template that will ensure the unity and stability of the country. He said this on Sunday when he received in

audience the newly formed Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA) led by its Chairman Tanko Yakasai that politics is all about togetherness and While aligning himself with the Assembly, General Babangida urged them to interact with politicians across the country irrespective of party

“they (politicians) know what they need”. According to General Babangida anything within the context of one Nigeria is noble. I will support and bless what you are doing but you should be fair in your dealings with Nigerians. “This move has answered my questions and put away

my worries about the essence of one Nigeria. The Assembly will go a long way in cementing the unity of the north and indeed Nigeria.” Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the NLSA Tanko Yakasai said the Assembly’s mission is aimed at promoting the cultural and political unity and amity amongst all

northerners. According to him “this Assembly is political but nonpartisan. It is political in the sense that the door is opened to all northerners irrespective of their religions and political beliefs or sectional background” He added that “although the idea to form this body has come when our country

is approaching general elections; the formation of the organisation has nothing to do with the elections. We are aiming at something far beyond this year’s electioneering.” He disclosed further that the Assembly shall not be political party, ethnically based group or religious body.


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Asaba community moves to repeal land ownership of Maryam Babangida’s kinsmen By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Ogbo-Ogo village of UmuOnaje quarters in Asaba capital of Delta state, has instituted action to commence the repealing of lands which ownership status bore Elibujor family, the ancestral kindred of Babangida. a copy of Asaba Land Map, issued by the Ogbe-Ogo Village Keshi, he stated that Elibujor was an ancient cultural masquerade of Ogbe-Ogo village and the people who are referred to as Umu-Elibujor family were stranger elements without ancestral land titles and owner status in Asaba. Making reference to the the Plan of Asaba, Hon. Keshi warned land property prospectors to desist from dealing with any member or representative(s) of Umu-

Elibujor family, while calling on people who had already bought for proper regularisation and documentation. Chairman of Ogbe-Ogo Community Association, Hon. Uche Keshi told our Correspondent that the Elibujor village had carried out similar action in the past, when they allegedly demolished the OgbeOgo village palace in contention of their patrilineal heritage. Although, Umu-Elibujor family were believed to share of Asaba community but Hon. Keshi insisted that his village, Ogbe-Ogo do not share Elibujor family. Our Correspodent’s paramount ruler and Asagba of Asaba, Obi {Prof} Chike Edozien to Elibujor family

Council and the rest of Asaba community, challenging the genealogical structure of Onaje patrilineal tree, in which the Elibujor descendants claimed their progenitor Meanwhile, the Asagba’s read in part: “Allegation of Suspension/Ostracism from Asaba”, I wish to state as follows: “That the Asagba-in-Council, which is the highest traditional ruling body/apex traditional court of the Asaba people passed into law in one of its regular meetings in 2009 that any person or group of persons who takes the Asagba-in-Council to court or any of its agents/organs decisions taken by the Council, stands suspended... “That since a group of persons who regard themselves as members of Elibujor family contravened the above law they from other members of Asaba Community from the date

they took Asagba-in-Council to court... The Asagba further stated that “according to the acceptedoral history of Asaba, Onaje {Alibo grandsons of Nnebisi, the acclaimed founder ofAsaba. daughter as listed below in order of their seniority: Obiaije or Ogbe-Ilo, Kwekagbor or Ogbe-Okwulagwe (m), Jiaga (m), Edegele {f}, Ojebashi or Idumugbe (m) and Ojeada (m). was indeed a grandson of Onaje, born by Edegele, daughter of Onaje out of wedlock, and therefore regarded as of a female stock. That with time, his descendants/children multiplied and formed a village known and called Ogbe-Ogo till date. “That the majority of the persons now known and called Elibujor are stranger elements/ immigrants, mainly from Benin and Ishan in present Edo state and from some neighbouring

L-R: National treasurer, All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa, APC Ekiti state Governorship aspirant chief Segun Oni and National organising Secretary of the party Senator Osita Isunazo when chief segun Oni collected his expression of interest form at the party’s National secretariat in Abuja, yesterday...Photo: Temitope Balogun

were assimilated as indigenes of Asaba and became a sub-unit of Ogbe-Ogo. “That consequently, OgbeOgo village consists of three sub-units; Umuonekea, who

are the original descendants of Ogo, Ogbeudala, who are descendants of Udala (granddaughter of Onaje} and Elibujor, who are stranger elements that were absorbed into Asaba Community ascitizens.

Ogun residents hail govt, NGOs over distribution of mosquito nets The Ogun State residents have lauded the state government and a NonGovernmental Organization (NGO), Global funds on their aims in eliminating of the scourge of Malaria through the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Net across the three Senatorial Districts of the state. The exercise which simultaneously took place at three Senatorial districts of the state, Ogun East, Ogun West and Ogun Central, witnessed a large turnout of residents and inhabitants of the state, expressing their delight at the programme, noted that the gesture would save them time and money in buying the nets as it comes at an appropriate time, during the rainy season. Mr. Dada Israel a resident of Liberty Junction, Oru-Ijebu and Mrs. Adelani Akintunde of Sango, commended the donor, Global Fund and the implementing partner, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) for the initiative noting the correct usage of the free LLINs would help them avoid mosquitoe bites and avert spread of malaria scourge. According to the residents, “malaria was caused by a bite from an infected female mosquito (anmovelis), which carries germs that cause the disease, noting that it’s preventable if someone can sleep under the LLIMN wanted to distribute to the residents of the state”. They hailed the gesture of the government and the donor

“Global funds” for bringing the exercise to their door steps instead of purchasing the net, support and cooperation for the both government and Global Fund agents throughout their work period. Meanwhile, a Technical Consultant on the project, Mrs. Wasila Kolo has commended the residents of the State for co-operating with household mobilisers noting that their co-operation showed the programme has been well accepted. Kolo assured that the strategy employed this year which involved the use an android device for mobilisation and distribution of the free long lasting nets would ensure the right household gets the right quantity of nets thereby promoting accountability. She admonished the residents to keep their mosquito net cards as it would stand for them in collection of LLIMN during the period of distribution, noting that no household in the state would be left untouched during the exercise. Those areas visited included: Oke-Ilewo, Olomore, Abule Olomore, Ita-Oshin, Adeun, Rounder in Abeokuta Axis while Yewa Axis were Sango, Ota, Ilogbo, Owode, Oju-ore, Iju, Atan and Ago-Iwoye, Oru, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-Ode, Awa-Oru Ijebu in Ijebu Axis of the State respectively, the mobilization exercise would hold for nine days.

Police arrest 2 suspects for kidnap in Lagos By Joy Anyim Two suspects who belong to a six-man kidnap gang, have been arrested for allegedly masterminding the kidnap of one Alvin Onuoha in Ajah, Lagos and demanded $30,000 as ransom. The suspects, Eze Douglas and Vincent Uchenna, who had confessed to be involved in cybercrime (also known as Yahoo Boys), were paraded at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja on Monday. According to the Commissioner of Police (CP) Imohimi Edgal, the suspects had on April 6th, 2018 at about 5:20pm

We are Yahoo boys– Suspects

kidnapped the victim who was returning from work in front of his gate at Ajah. They had demanded for $30,000 as ransom, but had after much consultation amongst the gang members reduced the ransom to N200,000. Edgal said: “The sixman gang had stormed the house of the victim in a Salon car and a motorcycle. At gun point, the victim was forced into the Camry car with four occupants while the other two kidnappers followed them behind on a motorcycle to an unknown destination. “ Two of the suspects namely, Epe Douglas

and Vincent Uchenna , were however arrested on the same day as they were about to collect the N200,000 ransom for the release of their victims. “ During interrogation, the Mastermind of the kidnapping, Douglas confessed to have stayed with the victim in the same house. “ He stated further that the sum of $30, 000 was what the gang initially demanded as ransom for the release of the victim before reducing it to N200,000.” Contrary to the revelation by the police, Douglas denied being a kidnapper

and alleged that he had only kidnapped the victim who is a brother to his boss, Nelson Ejiofor to make his boss pay him his debt. He claimed him and Ejiofor were into cybercrime business and had a sharing formular which Ejiofor did not comply with. The 26 year old indigene of Imo State said, “ It was Ejiofor who brought me from Imo State where I was working as a Carpenter to Lagos. He introduced me to Yahoo business. Facebook and giving him to follow up and collect the money with a sharing formula of 60 to 40.

“Two of my links paid but Onuoha denied me my share of the money. He denied that the links were yet to pay. “ fortunately, a friend of mine who was also following up on the business called to inform me that the second business paid $30,000. “ I got mad and when I insisted on him paying me he sent me out of his house and threatened to deal with me. “ I left Ejiofor’ house and was sleeping on the streets of Lagos. So when I told my friend Uchenna how my boss had cheated me, he asked me what I wanted and I told him I wanted my money. So we came up with a plan to kidnap him

and request for the $30,000 he had collected in the second deal. “ We contacted two Army personnel to help carry out our plan. But unfortunately when we got to the house, we meet Onuoha at the gate and we picked him up and contacted Ejiofor to pay $30,000 for his release. “ The suspect who was arrested by the AntiKidnapping team of the command insisted he only wanted his money and nothing more. The Commissioner of Police said investigations and that the suspects will be charged to court for conspiracy and kidnapping on the conclusion of investigation.


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Gridlock as members of religious group converge on Abuja

Muslim Tijjaniya faithful obstruct traffic during their gathering recently

By Idu Jude, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Administration, may be heading for another insecurity and other environmental hazards, as splinter groups Muslim Tijjaniya faithful who besieged the FCT throughout last week for a West Africa programmes, have stayed put the city, after opportunities. This discovery is against the backdrop of the fact that the present administration to provide infrastructure for the already over blown population with the record of 5 million people as against the original 3 million slated in the original master plan. Daily Times discovery over the weekend across the city center, has shown a possible of people from all parts of West African countries and as well within for programme. The system which lasted for a week in the Federal Capital Territory, opens a new concern for security porousness in the main access to every nook and crannies of Abuja. The administration, recently announced insecurity in the North East and other parts of the country. The administration has also

Other environmental hazards posed by the gathering in Abuja city center, according to our reporter, is that the Central Area of Abuja

ulterior motive should have been taken to the stadium or outskirt where such would disrupt the economic activity of a nation and

environmental for weekend groove.

believed that the countryside is in real trouble, as no one can give account of those who came into Abuja in droves in the name

told our reporter that the weekend will forever remain bleak in the mind of any business man in the FCT. This people must be give a waiver by a person in authority if not there is no how the hospital industries

force to clean and bring the city center back to its serene nature again as human faeces begging for cleaning by street sweepers. 30-minute journey into the city center, took 3 hours of tracking, as commercial vehicles avoided the entire city center for the reason vehicles where seen in their thousands packed awkwardly at the center of the roads giving no space for other road users to ply. Weekend workers and business men groaned under the trend complaining that an unfortunate one, as authorities had failed to either make plan for their coming or were capital.

occupied virtually every root. Commenting over the unfortunate incident, Dr. Eunice Badawhi of the National Hospital groaned as she found it

this programme. And my fear is that there they are how many days they will be in Abuja, where they slept or what they eat or

the shutdown alone. The insecurity angle

is that every part of the Central Area would be a no go area due to hazards accompanied

love Abuja because of its safety nature but the recent development has shown that something need to be done. Another our source at silver bird galaria

in the turn of events as he bemoaned the security threat therein. He said that some of the people seemingly miscreants who came not purposely for the end up in Abuja and had defected to interior parts of the FCT and would pose security threat as far as 2019 election is concerned. Meanwhile, various multi-nationals and National companies, during the time under crippled vehicle movement around Abuja

primary and secondary schools which

unplanned and this is not how it is done in other countries of the world. Before this kind of thing is done. The public must be

classes, increase in feeding of students and accommodations.

country is heading to in terms of moving forward. This kind of gathering if not with

Hotel hotel security complaining of no pateanage as the road leading to the hotel was short down.

length as no one wishes to be enmeshed into intertaonment, shop rite shopping center

the FCT administration and the Federal government on what ever might be their defence to what happened. This company is an entertainment company also housing one multinational shop rite where people troop to start apologising to the people because some people are aware of what actually happened. Abuja is not a place group of people would work in and shot down govment operation and citizens movement The Muslim Tijjaniya movement is a belief in the Muslim world that recruit membership across the West African sub across African countries.


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Buhari lauds sacrificial spirit of Niger State at ‘critical periods’ By Saka Bolaji, Minna Government area of Niger

of Borgu Kingdom from Development,

Alhaji

development. “We are here today to identify with the good people of Borgu Kingdom and

people will not go in vain”. The Niger State Governor,

the Federal Capital Territory, Generating Dam. Kingdom to have allowed

Federal

Capital

Territory,

Sani Dantoro, Kitoro IV gallantly lived up to the

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (2nd left), Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde Onanuga (right), Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa (2nd right) and the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Arch. Lekan Adegbite (left), during an inspection of construction works on the ongoing Sango-Akute-Ojodu road...yesterday

promoting national unity”.

Taraba consistent in counterpart fund payment – VCDP/IFAD By Okerafor Athanatius, Jalingo

and

IFAD

for

initiating

leader, Dr. Samuel Eremi

of the Value Chain D e v e l o p m e n t Programme (VCDP) and International Fund for Federal Government have

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APC faults Dickson over alleged sack of 4,000 Bayelsa workers By Akam James, Yenagoa

to another point.”

Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) leader, Dr. Samuel Eremi

the ongoing reform of the State Government in the redeployment and alleged “We

wonder

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Bilateral talks: Buhari wants more British investments into Nigeria Motolani Oseni President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in London held bilateral talks with British Prime Minister, Theresa May, where he demanded for more influx of British companies and investments into Nigeria. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said this in a statement issued in Abuja. Buhari commended British companies; Unilever, Cadbury, and many others. The President noted that the affected companies had stood with Nigeria through thick and thin, adding that the companies remained in Nigeria even when the country fought a civil war, they never left. “But like Oliver Twist, we ask for more investments. We are encouraging more British companies to come to Nigeria. “We appreciate the support you have given in training and equipping our military, particularly in the war against insurgency, but we want to also continue to work with you on trade and investment.’’ Buhari also briefed the Prime Minister on the strides in agriculture, which he said had put Nigeria firmly on the road to food self-sufficiency. “I am very pleased with the successes in agriculture. We have cut rice importation by about 90 per cent, made lots of savings of foreign exchange, and generated employment.

“People had rushed to the cities to get oil money at the expense of farming. But luckily, they are now going back to the farms. Even professionals are going back to the land. “We are making steady progress on the road to food security,’’ he said. The President recalled that the All Progressives Congress-led government had campaigned on three major issues, to secure the country, revive the economy and fight corruption.

According to him, as the 2019 general election approaches, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, while he is bothered more about security and the economy. “We have elections next year, politicians are already pre-occupied with the polls, but I am bothered more about security and the economy,’’ he stressed. While recalling that Nigeria and Britain have a long history of cooperation on several fronts, Bu-

hari said “people ought to know how they arrived where they are, if they would move forward. “It was a mistake for us to have stopped the teaching of history as a subject in schools, but we are returning it to the curriculum now.’’ On education, Buhari said more investment was being made, because “people can look after themselves if well educated. “In this age of technology, education is very important. We need well-staffed and well-equipped in-

stitutions to move into the next generation.’’ On Climate change and environmental issues which came up for discussion at the meeting, Adesina said President Buhari brought up the necessity of interbasin water transfer from Congo Basin to Lake Chad. “The Lake Chad is now about 10 per cent of its original size, and it is perhaps one of the reasons our youths dare both the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, to get to Europe.

L – R: Ms. Tinuade Awe, Executive Director, Regulation Division, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Mr. Michel Puchercos, Group Managing Director/CEO, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mr. Mobolaji Oludamilola Balogun, Chairman, Lafarge Africa Plc; Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga, Chairperson, Access Bank Plc; Herbert Wigwe, Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc; Oscar N. Onyema OON, Chief Executive Officer, NSE; Mr. Tony Elumelu, Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA); Kenedy Uzoka, Group Managing Director, UBA; Mr. Austin Avuru, Chief Executive Officer, Seplat Petroleum Plc and Mr. A.B.C. Orjiako, Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Plc during the presentation of certificates to the companies migrated to NSE Premium Board at The Exchange on Monday.

NDDC insists on completion of ongoing projects

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The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has re-stated its resolve to complete all on-going projects across the Niger Delta region within the limits of funds available to it. The NDDC Executive Director Projects Engr. (Dr) Samuel

Adjogbe, re-echoed the commitment when he led a team of directors and engineers to inspect the emergency repair of Umuelemai-Agbaja Road in Isiala Mbaino Local Government Areas of Imo State. Last week, the NDDC Managing Director, Mr Nsima Ekere, accompanied by other directors of the Commission,

also inspected the construction of internal roads in Umueze 1, Ehime Mbano, including the road connecting Obolo in Isiala Mbano to Ehime Mbano LGA. Engr. Adjogbe underlined the economic benefits of community roads and reaffirmed the commitment of the NDDC management to construct

quality roads that would enable rural dwellers evacuate their farm produce to the urban centres. He expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractor, adding that NDDC would continue to encourage indigenous firms to progressively improve on their capacity to deliver quality projects

for the benefit of the people. The Executive Director urged the community leaders in the area to support and cooperate with the contractor to ensure that there were no hindrances to meeting NDDC’s target date for completing the project. Engr. Adjogbe expressed satCONTINUES ON PAGE B2


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EECDC introduces bi-lingual internet-based smart bill system Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki The management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), yesterday, said it has introduced a bi-lingual internet-based smart bill payment system to further reduce time-wasting and stress of bill payment by its customers. The Head, Communications of EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, who disclosed this through a statement that the new internet-based bill payment option known as ``Energy Pay’’ was part of the company’s continuous drive towards the development of innovative solutions that enhance customers’ experience. Ezeh said that the online payment portal, which had been integrated to EEDC website,

would allow both prepaid and postpaid customers a fast, safe and convenient option to pay their electricity bills at no extra or additional cost. ``This payment option is an addition to complement other existing bill payment channels offered by EEDC, thereby making available to its customers a wide range of convenient payment options. ``The service is designed in both English and Igbo languages, and comes with some unique features.

``These features include: SMS and Email transaction notification, which is a confirmation of the transaction status to the customer via the phone number and Email address supplied by the customer. ``Payment/transaction history, this enable customers view their payment history, with the ability to also resend failed/unprocessed transactions. ``Another interesting thing about this payment option is that it allows for multiple transactions, and it is also mobile

friendly; that means that customers can conveniently initiate and perfect the transaction anywhere, on any applicable device, provided there is internet access,’’ he said. According to him, to get started, simply log on to our website at www.enugudisco.com and click on the “Make Payment” button or visit: cashcollection.myeedc.com/ ener gypay. ``Prepaid customers are required to input their meter

number or account number, while the postpaid customers are to input their account number. When that is done, information about the customer will be displayed for confirmation before payment process is initiated,’’ he said. Ezeh, however, advised customers to take advantage of Energy Pay as well as other bill payment options available to them in paying their electricity bills promptly for continued improved service.

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isfaction with the quality of work at the Umuelemai-Agbaja Road. He, however, queried the absence of signposts to indicate that the project was being executed by the NDDC. He also inspected the completed multi-purpose civic centre at Umueze 1, where he was briefed on the outstanding external works and the requirements for furnishing. The Project Manager of the Umuelemai-Agbaja Road, Engr Emmet Dooley, assured that the project would be completed soon, stating that asphalting would be finished within two weeks. A former member of the Federal House of Representatives, Chief E.E Osuagwu lauded the NDDC and the Federal Government for putting smiles on the faces of people through the provision of critical infrastructure. He said that the communities would be praying for the success of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Similarly, the co-coordinator Imo State Development Council, Chief Theodore Anosike, commended the current NDDC board for building quality roads for rural communities, noting that it had made it possible for people in several communities to drive to their villages.

The Executive Director Projects Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Engr. (Dr) Samuel Adjogbe, (middle) during the inspection of the emergency repair of Umuelemai-Agbaja Road in Isiala Mbaino Local Government Area of Imo State. First left is a community leader, Chief E.E Osuagwu, while right is the Project Manager, Engr. Emmet Dooley.

Coronation Merchant Bank records 66% growth in gross earnings

Coronation Merchant Bank Limited announced its 2017 full year results to stakeholders at its Annual General Meeting held in Lagos, in which the bank posted a Profit Before Tax of N5.1 billion. Speaking at the AGM, Abu Jimoh, Group Managing Director/CEO of Coronation Merchant Bank Limited said that, “despite the tough market conditions that characterized significant parts of the year, the underlying business fundamentals of the bank remained strong as reflected in the Gross earnings growth of 66% to N25.5Bn in 2017. As we progress in our journey to become Africa’s premier Investment bank, we remain committed to providing our clients with superior financial services whilst generating attractive and sustainable returns for share-

holders. “The impressive results of the bank in the last 3 years demonstrate the effectiveness of our strategy, the quality of our past decisions and the commitment of our board & management to maximize shareholder value whilst actively expanding our franchise in select, high growth markets where we believe we have a competitive advantage. “Coronation MB Group recorded a notable improvement in key performance metrics in 2017, despite the tough and challenging operating environment. Our interest income growth of 67% y/y and non-interest income growth of 57% in 2017 re-affirm the sustainability of our core business growth. We will continue to gain momentum in our efforts to achieve more diversified earnings, as we strengthen our subsidiaries

offerings.” According to Jimoh, “our deliberate focus on the efficiency of our business operations has continued to yield considerable returns for the bank. Despite the high inflation rate, Cost-toincome ratio increased marginally by 90bps to 46.1% (Dec 2016: 45.2%), reaffirming the Bank’s commitment to rein in costs while improving operating efficiency. “Aside from the strong earnings performance, the Group recorded a significant growth in its Balance Sheet in 2017. Total assets increased by 28% to N136.7bn from N106.6bn in December 2016, and shareholder’s funds increased to N29.5bn from N25.9bn – a valid testament to the resilience of the Group’s operations and its adaptability to current market realities and challenges.

“We will continue to maintain a disciplined and prudent approach in asset creation in line with our overall risk management framework and evidenced in our growth in loan book of 42% which increased from N22.7bn to N32.3bn with zero NPL.” He said while general economic conditions and the regulatory environment remained tight, the bank believed that its new business and lending strategies, embedded risk management culture and continuous cost savings, would enable it to stand firm throughout this period. “In the coming years, we will focus on the disciplined implementation of our growth strategy to drive efficiency in all segments of our business leveraging fintech and process re-engineering,” he said.


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Sterling Bank declares 65% growth in 2017 profit after Tax Sterling Bank Plc has released its FY2017 results, which showed growth across major line items, save for the Net interest income which recorded a decline in the full year. Gross earnings grew by 19.79 per cent to NGN133.49 billion, while PBT and PAT increased by 43.47 per cent and 65.12 per cent to N8.61 billion and NGN8.52 billion respectively. Analysing the tier-two bank’s results, Cordros Capital researchers explained that the 19.79 per cent upturn in Gross earnings was largely driven by the 87.84 per cent surge in NIR, which muted 10.37 per cent decline in net interest income. “The A faster pace of increase in the interest expense (+39.48%) to NGN60.14 billion, than in interest income (+11.32%), drove the decline in Net interest income. Interests paid on customer deposits and on debt securities and borrowed funds were 30.43% and 205.35% higher than the previous year. As a result, NIM dropped by 251 bps to 2.51%, with yield on interest bearing assets lower by 196 bps to 14.30% and cost of funds 106 bps higher at 7.39%. Growth in the NIR stems from the significant increase in the Net trading income to NGN4.67 billion, from NGN235 million in 2016. Gains on foreign exchange trading was 3.10x the value in the previous year, while loss on bond trading was reduced to -NGN0.58 billion

(vs. -NGN3.31 billion). On the flip side, gains on T-bills instruments was lower by 26.43% at NGN1.78 billion. NGN4.66 billion was reported as cash recoveries on previously written off accounts, from NGN447 million in 2016, significantly buoying the growth recorded in Other income. Loan and Impairment charges inched 4.72% higher than the NGN11.71 billion in 2016, to NGN12.27 billion, while loans to customers increased by 27.73% to NGN598.07 billion. As a result, cost of risk dipped 47 bps to 2.09%. OPEX remained tapered in the year, with 3.69% (2016: +1.92%) increase to NGN52.48 billion, following 19.04% increase in depreciation and amortization charges, as well as marginal upticks by 0.20% and 2.99% in personnel and other operating expenses respectively. Tax charge in the year was significantly lower by 89.86%, buoying growth in the bottom line, with pre and post-tax profits higher by 43.47% and 65.12% respectively. In Q4-2017, Gross earnings grew (+3.44% q/q, +22.19%y/y) to NGN38.84 billion, as the 33.50% q/q (-8.49% y/y) growth in net income muted the 20% q/q (+353.71% y/y) decline in NIR. Contrary to the full year’s performance, the net trading income dropped by 51.92% from the previous quarter, and 294.55% lower from the previous year.

B3 Capital Market

Stock market begins week with 0.97% decline in ASI Stories by Adesola Afolabi Equities trading on the Nigerian stock exchange began the third week in April 2018 on a sour note, as the lead market indicator the NSE All share Index (ASI) closed 0.97 per cent lower than its opening figure at the end of Monday’s trading session. The ASI opened at 40,928.70 points but

dropped by 395.33 points to 40,533.37 points bringing the year to date returns to 6.21 per cent The market capitalisation also dropped N142bn to close at N14.6 trillion. Guaranty Trust Bank, Japaul Oil and Fidelity Bank emerged the three most traded stocks for the day. They accounted for 37.6 million shares, 21.3 million shares and 13.2 million shares that were

each valued at N1.6 billion, N10.3 million and N32.6 million respectively. Skye Bank led 25 other stocks on the gainers list with an appreciation of 10 per cent in its share price. The stock closed at 88 kobo per share and was followed by Oando and Jaiz Bank which gained 9.42 per cent and 8.45 per cent to close at N7.55 and 77 kobo respectively. Conversely, the day’s 20

losers were led by UACProp that declined 7.86 per cent to close at N2.58 per share. Mobil and Vitafoam were next highest stock to decline in the course of the day’s trading. They lost 5.00 and 4.78 per cent each to close at N190 and N2.99 respectively. The total shares traded for the day were 192.5 million shares, they were valued at N3.1 billion and exchanged in 3,917 deals.

Dr Adesola Adeduntan, MD/CEO FirstBank, (second left) accompanied by Mallam Abdullahi Ibrahim, Executive Director, Public Sector Group, FirstBank (Left) and Dr. Remi Oni, Executive Director ,Corporate Banking, FirstBank (right) during the Bank’s courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed (second right), at the State House, Ilorin following the armed robbery attack in the town of Offa.

NSE migrates Access Bank, Lafarge, Seplat, UBA to Premium Board The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has successfully migrated Access Bank Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc to its Premium Board on Monday, April 16, 2018. The companies were migrated sequel to them applying and meeting the Exchange’s listing requirements for the board. The Premium Board is the listing segment for the elite group of issuers that meet the Exchange’s most stringent corporate governance and listing

standards. The Board is a platform for showcasing companies who are industry leaders in their sectors. Premium Board features companies that adhere to international best practices on corporate governance and meet the Exchange’s highest standards of capitalization and liquidity. The Board gives a company access to a global pool of investors who are focused on companies managed in conformity to the highest standards in their target markets. Access Bank Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, Seplat

Petroleum Development Company Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc have all passed the Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS) and have market capitalisation of N347.12bn, N378.60bn, N391.37bn and N374.48bn respectively. They have joined Dangote Cement Plc, FBN Holdings Plc, and Zenith International Bank Plc who were migrated to the Premium Board in 2015, bringing the total number of companies on the Board to seven. Commenting on the development, Chief Ex-

ecutive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON said, “This migration affirms the strides our listed companies are making towards meeting the highest standards of corporate governance and underpins the robustness of our market. The new companies have consistently demonstrated their inherent values to be globally competitive brands and we congratulate them on the attainment of this migration”. “Companies on the Board are already enjoying the highest levels of visibility and appeal

to investors looking for large companies with highest standards of corporate governance. From inception to date, the Premium Board Index continues to outperform the benchmark NSE ASI with the Premium Board recording a total return of 84.99% versus the NSE ASI’s 41.79% as at 11 April 2018. The Premium Board’s performance continues to reinforce the sentiments of both foreign and domestic investors on the importance of corporate governance and sustainability”, he added. To be listed on the Pre-

mium Board of The NSE, the aspiring companies must attain a minimum market capitalization of N200bn as at the date of application, a minimum score of 70% on the Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS), and maintain a minimum free float of 20% of their issued share capital or a free float value equal to or above N40 billion, as well as meet other standard listing criteria. Recall the NSE Premium Board and the associated Premium Board Index were launched on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.


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Union kicks over sack of 22 Nigerians by Kenya Airways Chucks Iwelumo The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) says it is set for industrial action with the management of Kenya Airways over the recent sack of no fewer than 22 Nigerians. The General Secretary of NUATE, Mr Olayinka Abioye, told the newsmen on Monday in Lagos that the union was unimpressed with the shabby treatment meted to Nigerian employees by the airline. “The union has already reported the issue to several top agencies of government. We are consulting with the staff now before

we plan our next line of industrial action. “Definitely, there will be action, the consequences of which we did not know at the moment. “We are going to make sure that we ground the operations of the airline in Nigeria, if the management fails to do the needful,’’ Abioye said. He alleged that the airline violated the extant labour laws by declaring the affected workers redundant and refused to pay them their entitlements. According to him, the union has been communicating in writing with the management of the airline before they took the unilateral decision to disengage

the workers. “Management does not have the right to unilaterally negotiate the severance package of workers without inputs from the union; that is not how it works and I am sure they cannot do that in Kenya. “So, there is certainly going to be an action unless they officially write us and call us back to the table to begin to renegotiate,” he added. However, the airline, had in a letter dated April 11 addressed to NUATE, accused the union of being unwilling to engage the management in negotiations on behalf of the affected workers. The letter, which was

signed by Kenya Airways acting Chief Human Resources Officer, Mrs Bridgette Imbuga, claimed that the airline had to use its best endeavours to negotiate terms for the workers. Imbuga noted that the employees affected by the redundancy were those performing sales and commercial roles which had now been contracted to a General Sales Agent (GSA). She said that the airline had complied with the provisions of Sections 20 (1) (a) and (b) of the Labour Act, Cap 198, Laws of Nigeria, in declaring the affected workers redundant. Imbuga said that subse-

L-R: Jitesh Pamnani; General Manager, Lucky Fibres Limited, Paul Du Sartel; Area Manager Africa, Gerflor Group and Santosh Tomar; Technical Head, Nobel Carpets and Floors at the partnership signing between Nobel Carpets and Gerflors Group in Lagos.

quently, the airline would proceed with the payment of their one month salary in lieu of notice and severance allowance at the rate of 23 days’ basic salary for every completed year of

service. According to her, among other entitlements, the workers will also receive payment for unutilised leave days accrued as at the date of redundancy.

SEC sets for first CMC meeting in 2018 Adesola Afolabi The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to host the First Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting for 2018. The meeting is scheduled to hold in Lagos from Thursday April 19 to Friday April 20, 2018 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. According to a statement from SEC, the meeting is scheduled to hold at the Federal Palace Hotel and top on the agenda would be the capital market master plan implementation and other Capital Market Initiatves. The ten-year master plan for the Nigerian capital market which is expected to refocus the market and help double its size over time and grow the economy was unveiled November 2014. Recall that the Commission has vigorously implemented some initiatives in the Master Plan with the aim of attracting more investors to the market. Some of the initiatives, include direct cash settlement, dematerialisation and e-Dividend Registration , as they promote transparency, protect and enhance investors’ confidence in the capital market. The SEC therefore enjoins all shareholders to

take advantage of the initiatives introduced in the capital market aimed, primarily, at strengthening the market and accelerating economic development. This, SEC said is in consonance with the present administration’s economic strategy focused on deepening the capital market as a vehicle for encouraging a private sector-led economy with enhanced productivity. Those who have been invited to attend the expanded session are Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of all registered capital market firms (i.e Broker Dealer, Capital Market Solicitors, Custodians, Fund Managers, Issuing Houses, Rating Agencies, Registrars, Reporting Accountants, Trustees, and Consultants, e.t.c); Others are Chief Executive Officers of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), The Financial Markets Dealers Quotations (FMDQ), Africa Exchange Holdings (AFEX), Nigeria Commodity Exchange (NCX), Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS), Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS); as well as representatives of relevant Financial Sevices’ Agencies, among others.

Aviation roadmap will lead to economic growth –Boss

The Federal Government says the full implementation of the Nigeria Aviation Sector Roadmap will result in the transformation of business and economic growth in the sector. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the assertion when he declared open the 59th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa Conference in Lagos on Monday. The conference, organised by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), had the theme: “Business Transformation for Sustainable Development of African Airports”. Mustapha noted that the

importance of aviation as a critical tool for social and economic development could not be overemphasised, given its potential for immense contribution to the broader economy. He said that in 2017, the sector facilitated the movement of over 7.6 billion passengers, 109 million tonnes of cargo and recorded 89 million aircraft movements. The SGF said that Nigeria had a highly mobile population of 180 million people, which explains the importance the country attaches to the sector and the reason why President Muhammadu Buhari readily approved the hosting of the event. Mustapha maintained that

new strategies must evolve for sustainable development of African airports. According to him, such strategies include holistic planning for defined development targets, effective and efficient financing plan, and successful implementation. He said: “The role of partnership with the private sector cannot be overemphasised. All these would be complemented by a reliable legal, institutional and regulatory framework to institutionalise policy. “In Nigeria, majority of airport infrastructure are government-owned. This administration has continued to promote infrastructural development, facilities renewal

and the implementation of policies aimed at facilitating the growth and sustainability of the sector. “It is clear that the Airport Council International and the Federal Government of Nigeria are in sync on this development of the aviation industry in Africa. “The full implementation of the Aviation Roadmap, which is progressing in line with milestone targets, will result in the transformation of business and economic growth in the sector. “This administration is committed to attracting investors and investments into Nigeria and is providing appropriate legislation, infrastructure and security to pro-

tect them. “Our goal is long-term business sustainability and we are happy to have a dependable ally in ACI. ” Also, Sen. Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, said the theme of the conference was very appropriate. He said this was so because it was coming at a time most African countries, including Nigeria, were intensifying efforts to improve aviation infrastructure to boost the continent’s economic development. Sirika listed the achievements of the government in the sector to include the successful hosting of the International World Aviation Forum in Abuja as well as the Certification of the Murtala

Muhammed lnternational Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. He cited others as the construction of five new International Terminals at the Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu airports to expand passenger handling capacity to 15 million annually, and also the ongoing plan to concession airports in the country. On his part, Mr Saleh Dunoma, President of ACI-Africa and Managing Director of FAAN, said the organisation had focused on safety as a priority, leading to the initiation of the worldwide acknowledged Airport Excellence (APEX) in Safety Programme.


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B5 Business Interview

Aging workforce threatens our professional carrier We can take a cue from our phones which are upgraded every time. Basically, we need to upgrade the knowledge of our personnel in the area of training. Two. There are some basic and mandatory training, like the Basic Aeronautical Information Management Officers (BAIMO) course is going on and more are still coming. Then within the people that have been trained like our Advanced Air Management Officers (AAMO) course. The international training and AU training are there. We also have automation training and others. We have line up training which is mandatory. These are what we need to work upon now, for us to upgrade the knowledge of our people.

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), like other sister agencies in the aviation sectors are now facing the baptism of aging workforce as most experienced workers are retiring from the system after the mandatory age in service. This is a source of concern to a presidential aspirant for the Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN) James Olukayode Olalekan. In this exclusive interview with CHUKWUEMEKE IWELUNMO, he bares his mind on so many worrisome issues in the agency, his forthcoming election and gives kudos to the management of NAMA for transformation of the agency. Tell us about yourself and the position you are vying for in AIMAN? I am Mr. James Olukayode Olalekan. I am vying for the position of President, in the forthcoming election of Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria (AIMAN). The intention to contest for the president is enormous and I believe I have a lot to offer, not only for today but also for the future. Having been in the system for over 25 years, I believe I have the experience that is required to offer myself and to perform better. Basically, life is continuity, people that started this association in the past performed based on the privilege and opportunities they had in terms of environment, financially and all that. That is why I believe that life is a continuity. And that is one of the reason I felt that I also have a lot to offer in the aspect of networking, I believe the position of the AIMAN is a worthwhile body that can never be rubbished within the aviation industry. Basically, in the activities in the aviation industry, Aeronautical Information Management Association of Nigeria has a very peculiar role in the sense that before any flight is commenced, there must be proper and accurate information from us. By this, the AIM man must be articulate and committed, experience in providing all these things. Within the body itself, the role and responsibility of the body are so much that it is not only on the operational side, it comprises both the welfare of the staff, ensuring accurate training for the staff, ensuring that the body itself are harmonized, regardless of the tribe, gender, age or position; and that the body is one. We cannot but to work together as one. In this aspect, that is why I felt to vie for this position and to provide myself as a focal point that it will be like a call through which every person will be linked both within the management and the association. It is either in the aspect of AIM management or in the aspect of NAMA management. We cannot do it alone. We must complement each other’s efforts. The management is playing their own role as expected but in the aspect of AIS personnel, every one of us cannot go to the management at the same

time, and that is why I said for us to have a good representation, I see myself qualified amongst other contestant, that I can represent AIMAN very well and effectively. How do you intend to project the image of AIMAN to the public, as regard to your responsibility in the Nigeria’s aviation sector? There are so many strategies and plans that I have. I may not be able to generate all in the course of this discussions but in brief, there is nothing that can grow in the world if don’t project it very well. Number one is that within the aviation industry, there is going to be a collaborative efforts with other sister association like ATCs and other unions as well because here is unions and association. Interestingly, these unions have similar objectives and similar goals, though the mode of operations may be different. The mode of recognition by the government may also be different. There is limitations for associations and there is limitations for unions but in this case, my plan is to network with the media because, in every facet of life, the media are the tool through which you can reach the world. Though we are in the world of internet and computer, but yet there are some areas where the internet cannot go, especially people in the remote areas don’t have access to internet facilities. However I believe that the media to will play a lot of roles in ensuring that AIS is brought to limelight. Two, one of our major roles is that we will provide aeronautical information services. When you talk about that, it is the information and services that is related to the flight and operations of an aircraft. That is talking about the facilities which the aircraft are using in their operations such as: ILS, viewer, building, runway, services and so on. Without the tools and the people, there can never be an effective operations. No matter how supersonic your equipment may be, if the people are not properly trained and motivated, if their minds are not settled, basically, there is no way your output can be utilized. I plan to work with other agencies to work with the management. Most of the times people think being in unionism is like agitation;

Olalekan I don’t believe in agitation but I believe in discussion, negotiation, round table talk. We must work with the government because the federal government must have a role to play. The management of NAMA cannot do beyond what the federal governments gave them right to do. Likewise, AIS management cannot go beyond what NAMA management can do. No matter the agitation, you cannot get what you cannot get from the management but when we negotiate; we will be able to say this can go first and the other should come later. I want to use this opportunity to correct one impression; I am not sponsored by any management. It is my personal interest based on my goal due to experiences I have gathered in the past that I felt I have a lot to deliver. I want to see myself as a strong link between the management and my colleagues in the industry. Some see AIS as dormant. How can we correct that impression and remove AIS from that dormancy stage so that people could see it and be able to associate with it? If you want look at the definition of dormancy, it means something that is effective but not being utilized. But in this case, we cannot operate alone. One you must first of all be able to identify the problem. Two, you must re-orientate the people and motivate them, let them feel their peculiarity and importance in the industry. No matter how big an elephant is, if the environment is not conducive for it, definitely, it cannot perform. So personnel must first of all being looked into and be motivated.

Again, we must create an environment whereby there will be constant training in form of seminar, programmes, workshops within the country and other countries. For instance, with the link I have outside the aviation industry, we can have an exchange programme with countries like Ghana. ICAO has a lot of opportunities which we are yet to tap. IFAIMA also has a lot opportunities they are ready to offer us. But it requires somebody that can lead, that has knowledge and that can tell the people that this is the idea for us. The internet is open and we can get so many things but it requires somebody who is articulate, honest and transparent to lead the AIS from dormancy to the limelight. Currently, how many are your members; are they given adequate training? Presently, nationwide, I can put at 250 personnel. Some are retiring while some are coming in. I want to use this opportunity to give kudos to the present management of NAMA. Prejudice apart, the present management of NAMA within a year the Managing Director has come, he has really proven himself to be a man that can be trusted. That is in the areas of welfare and training. That notwithstanding, aviation training is continuous and very necessary. It means that, those that have been trained in the past needs retraining because our equipments are changing on daily bases. For instance, the computer we were using 10 years ago, if you are not retrained and you think that what you know then is what you know now, you will be outdated.

Would you say your number is adequate for you to do your job? Presently, I will say that we need to work on a succession plan. We may say that the manpower is adequate but we must project that in the next 5 years, how many people are going. So how long will it take NAMA to train that required number of people? For instance, if 100 or 50 people are going at a time, can number immediately employ and train 50 today? So talking of manpower, I will not say exactly that the manpower is enough, we still need more. At the same time, people that are on ground need to be trained for them to be able to take over from those that are retiring. Otherwise, by time they will retire, there will be a lot of vacuum and they will be under pressure for training. Like I said earlier on, training is capital intensive, so the money may not be there to train the required member as at that time, then there will be problem. Therefore, we strongly believe that we must work on our succession plan to be effective both in the area of manpower and training. Let’s look at your facilities. Do you have adequate and current facilities to work with? Presently, to some extent our equipment is ok but somehow, we need more. AIS job now is more of computer aids. Presently, we are talking of e-flight plans, A NOTAM and others. It is more effective in Lagos and it is world based. Why we are not using it in outstation is because of computer system. I can say that AIS nationwide need more computer because our jobs are more of computers. We also need a befitting office environment whereby we have access to every equipment. In a nutshell, we need more equipment in the aspect of AIS functions nationwide. I am not talking of Lagos alone; I am talking about nationwide. We are interconnected and for our jobs to be effective, we must be able to press a button or put a call across to all stations and our jobs would be received and not just to send through email or giving it to another person. If am working on my table here, at a click of a button, my work should be able to be disseminated to all stations. We need more computers.


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Huawei: World’s first foldable Smartphone tipped for November launch Ladesope Ladelokun Determined to clinching the “world’s first’’ title in the production of folding smartphones ahead of Samsung, LG, and other competitors, Huawei will launch its first folding smartphone in November, making it the first manufacturer to bring a truly foldable phone to market, according to sources. The folding phone project is being run by Huawei’s Shanghai R&D CTO directly, the sources claim. The information comes from Korean publication ETNews, which claims it got information from sources with direct knowledge of the plans. Per the

claims, Huawei recently signed an NDA with suppliers in relation to the upcoming folding phone. Development is under way, the sources say, with Huawei hoping to unveil the handset in November. The phone reportedly won’t be available to purchase in November, but rather will be introduced to the public so that the company can get feedback. After getting opinions on custom apps that utilize the folding feature, as well as the user interface, Huawei will reportedly then incorporate some of what it learns into the final model. The sources go on to claim that Huawei’s upcoming model will fold

inward, though it’s unclear what that means. The model will most likely feature an OLED display from LG Display, which the latter company has previously stated is in development. Huawei is also planning to launch a folding phone with 5G support in the second half of 2019, according to the report. It’s no secret that major phone manufacturers are developing folding smartphones, but none are available yet. ZTE is the closest to offer a folding phone via its Axon M, but the hinge means it’s truly a two-display phone, not a singledisplay folding phone. Mobile Internet users increase marginally to 100.9m in February – NCC

Internet users in the country increase to 100. 9 million in February from 1.2 million in January, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said. The NCC made this disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February 2018 on its website on Monday in Abuja. The data showed a marginal increase of 670,385 new subscribers in the country. NCC said Airtel, MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month in review, while Glo and 9mobile were the big losers The breakdown revealed that MTN gained the most with over 762,366

new internet users increasing its subscription in January to almost 38 million from 37 million recorded in January. It said Airtel also gained 247.216 new internet users in February amounting to 25,075,110 million users as against 24,827,894 users in January. It said 9mobile however lost 146,034 internet users in February, decreasing its subscription to 11,132,153 as against 11,278,187 recorded in January. The data showed in February that Globacom lost 193,127 internet users decreasing its subscription 26,733,989 from the 26,927,116 recorded in January.

Snapchat usership boosted after devastating redesign (SNAP) Snapchat’s usage is finally getting a boost following its disastrous redesign late last year that prompted outcry from users and led to multiple stock downgrades on Wall Street. New data from analytics firm comScore and cited in a Goldman Sachs note show an uptick in unique Snapchat visitors in March compared to both the previous month as well as the previous year. With growth stalled in recent months, observers say the uptick will be welcome news for discouraged investors as well as potential advertisers. The redesign, which rolled out beginning in November 2017, prompted a downgrade from Citigroup, and warnings from other firms including Barclays and Jefferies. Parent company Snap maintained the refresh was about separating “the social from the media” and making the app easier to use for newcomers.

Mobile Internet users hit 100.9m in February –NCC

L-R: Cui Guangzhen; Secretary General, China Chamber of Commerce in Nigeria (CCCN); Li Baisheng, Secretary, CGGC Nigeria Ltd; Rao Jianjiang, MD, Powerchina International Group, Ye Shuijin, President, CCCN; Chiedu Osakwe, Chief Trade Negotiator/DG, Nigeria Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN); Zhang Wenfeng, MD/CEO, China Harbour Nigeria Ltd; Liu Bin, Senior PR Manager, Huawei Technologies Nigeria Ltd and Pu Linghui, Deputy General Manager, CCECC Nigeria Ltd during the presentation of Office Equipment by the CCCN to NOTN in Abuja.

WhatsApp introduces new feature in latest version WhatsApp for Android has added some new features and bug fixes in its latest updates. Earlier, it fixed a timestamp issue found in the WhatsApp beta version 2.18.109. Now, the messaging app has introduced a new feature that lets users download deleted media files. Previously, when users deleted specific files sent over WhatsApp by going to the specific folder on the smartphone, they were not able to download it any more. But now the Facebook-

owned messaging app enables you to download such files as well. Separately, a WhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.18.111) reportedly added the vCard indexing feature. As per a WABetaInfo report, WhatsApp now allows users to download deleted media, such as images, videos, GIFs, voice messages, and documents, from its servers again. The report said that the feature was introduced in WhatsApp’s recent updates be-

tween version 2.18.106 and 2.18.110. Checks reveal that the new feature is currently available in the WhatsApp version 2.18.113 on Android. Interestingly, the new WhatsApp feature also means that the app stores users’ media on its servers even after the files have been downloaded, the report said. Earlier, WhatsApp stored ‘undownloaded’ media files for 30 days and when a user downloaded them, the app used to delete it from the server. However, now, WhatsApp

does not seem to delete the data from the server and that enables users to download it again if it was accidentally deleted. This information comes amid criticism over data abuse by Facebook. However, WhatsApp had recently informed its users that their data and communications are secured with end-to-end encryption and nobody in between can read messages and listen to calls - not even WhatsApp itself.

Internet users in the country increase to 100. 9 million in February from 1.2 million in January, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said. The NCC made this disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February 2018 on its website on Monday in Abuja. The data showed a marginal increase of 670,385 new subscribers in the country. NCC said Airtel, MTN gained more internet subscribers during the month in review, while Glo and 9mobile were the big losersThe breakdown revealed that MTN gained the most with over 762,366 new internet users increasing its subscription in January to almost 38 million from 37 million recorded in January. It said Airtel also gained 247.216 new internet users in February amounting to 25,075,110 million users as against 24,827,894 users in January. It said 9mobile however lost 146,034 internet users in February, decreasing its subscription to 11,132,153 as against 11,278,187 recorded in January.


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Ferrari 812 Superfast: Back on form We could argue that iconic car companies around the world continue promiscuously to stray from tradition, to abandon the brand pillars that made them exotic and the marque that started as a race team, tragically and inexcusably a Chrysler The others are all doing all-wheel drive and SUVs, in the chase for the changing times, Ferrari has returned to a constant, to what used to be a yourself, when, how old you were or what generation you were from, there was always in the world a red rear-drive Ferrari powered by a front-mounted naturally aspirated V12 engine, and it Well that all changed about six years ago when Ferrari made the decision to create in-house designs instead of the early Fifties every single serial production Ferrari has been designed by The two were inseparable and almost of its own designs with the Centro Stile Ferrari and that was it, Pininfarina was

2+2, it happens to be the fastest and most powerful Ferrari in the company’s So,

front-engined,

rear-drive,

the grain of an industry obsessed with turbos and hybrids, the Ferrari is old-school in more ways than one, honouring tradition and enthusiasts at

and organic shapes just aren’t cool any Complex panels and myriad concave and convex surfaces interplaying are also very much the theme with Ferrari’s And yet, here, in Dubai, in the carbon managed to bag an exclusive photoshoot with the only example in the region, Ferrari since the 456, which is part of the same front-engined lineage and ended

812 Superfast is also powered by a free-revving V12 engine unburdened Oh, and despite being a front-engined

right, which honestly can’t be that hard when you’re starting with a naturally

Without hybrid gubbins and allwheel drive the 812 Superfast isn’t just observing traditions but it also ends

And then you stab it again, and then

Aventador S can only come up with a

Ferrari 125 S has been commemorated, It’s just one of those things, every time you hear a Ferrari V12 at full chat you V12 created by legendary designer 120 horsepower out of it at some seven

the ante — there hasn’t been a truly beautiful Ferrari in years, with all the recent cars dominated by aero and

life and you can never come up with

curiously Ferrari didn’t celebrate this momentous anniversary with a midInstead, the 812 Superfast (the name, too, delves into Ferrari’s history to salute the 1956 410 Superfast) builds predecessors to feature a new V12 that’s more than four times bigger than produces 800 horsepower, which is over the naturally aspirated supercar world, Designed with a 65-degree angle (Ferrari, interestingly, is one of the only marques that uses a 65-degree layout), the V12 isn’t short of torque either, does sound a bit high up there, but it

Going against the grain of an industry obsessed with turbos and hybrids, the Ferrari is old-school in more ways than one...

that the 812 Superfast will certainly live up to its name as the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever (apart are easy to believe — the Italians say They can build their SUVs, the rest of them, but Ferrari at least seems to be in the company produced just over 8,000 thereabouts, which is hardly aggressive

Kong with the distributor there now stable, and what that means more than anything is more naturally aspirated V12s and more rear-wheel drive, and

Source: wheels.ae


Motoring B8

Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cadillac ATS, Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class in focus When we drove the then new Cadillac ATS back-to-back with the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 in 2013, it knocked the German stalwarts out of the park with its great combination of driving dynamics and, being Dh50K and Dh25K cheaper respectively, unbeatable value for money. Although its power delivery 3.5-litre V6 with output of 326bhp and size. And at the time, we were sure that the ATS was going to sell like proverbial hot cakes. But four years down the line, ATS sales have not caught on the way GM would have liked them to. The problem lies in the very nature of the segment which it competes in. The compact executive saloon class is for young families and executives. And for those going for an entry-level model, it will not make sense to pay extra for the top of the line powertrain, which will nudge the price tag closer to that of a higher segment. This is where the ATS failed. When we four-cylinder against the Jaguar XE, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4 last year, we found the 202bhp, 285Nm output to be woefully underpowered compared to the turbo mills in the rivals. This weakness is what Cadillac has tried to address with a new base trim powerplant that debuts with the 2017 model. And we promptly throw it into the ring with our two previous CotY class winners, the C-Class and the XE. The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is new to the ATS, but it isn’t new for Cadillac. The turbo four-pot, which makes 272bhp and 400Nm of torque has been available in the larger CTS saloon for a while. It is a brilliant powerplant, which leaves copious amounts of low-end torque at your disposal and instantly makes the ATS before. The added oomph provided by the extra 70 horses and 115Nm of torque is apparent from the get-go. With 90 per cent of that peak torque available from as low

cylinder suddenly sees itself transformed into one of the most exhilarating cars in its class, from being one of the most lacklustre in terms of output. No other car from any European or Japanese rival has a four-pot that’s got more power than the ATS. The C 200 that we have here makes 184bhp and 300Nm of torque, and even the top banana C 250 makes just 211bhp and 350Nm of torque, which pales in

While the ATS wins hands down in the performance tussle, and holds its own in terms of dynamic capabilities, the looks department is one that’s tricky to give an objective verdict on. A car’s appearance, as we’ve come to realise over the years, is a highly subjective and polarising outright hideous have found millions of owners, while some others that we

The Merc’s engine also has a diesel-like So, all I can say here is that those who nine-speed auto seems a cog too many for this mill. Even the Jag, which has its fourcylinder engine available in two states of tune, falls short, as the 2.0-litre turbo makes just 236bhp and 340Nm in the most powerful variant. But paired with an eight-speed auto, the Jaguar’s engine is impressively responsive and smooth at higher revs, feeling almost as punchy as the Cadillac’s. However, low-range Overall, the Cadillac, with its superb new engine, blows the other two away in the powertrain department.

will like the Mercedes and the Jaguar, edgy, angular styling will tend to prefer the looks of the ATS. But if I were to give my opinion, the XE is the best-looking car of the lot. With a sharp and aggressive front that takes apparent cues from the F-Type sportscar’s design. Anyone that appreciates Coventry’s current styling The same is true of the C-Class, which is essentially a miniaturised facsimile of the In fact, if you’re not fussy about cabin space,

in terms of driving dynamics. All three especially in their sportiest drive modes. wishbone suspension as the F-Type up front and an aluminium intensive integral link set-up at the back. The C-Class also feels light and nimble, and munching up corners is its second nature. While these two cars have proved themselves earlier, the new, more powerful engine has proven to be a blessing for the ATS. It’s injected new life into the Cadillac’s already sound underpinnings, and makes it an enormously more fun car to drive than before. The performance-tuned ZF steering and the snappy eight-speed automatic complement the lightweight architecture, and the near perfect weight distribution with aplomb. The ATS is now dynamically as good as the Merc and the Jag, and with

than an E-Class today as they’re virtually indistinguishable on the road. As much as it will divide opinion, there’s no doubt of the three. Its bold, crisp and rawboned from the rounded, curvy styling that has become the norm in most classes. In their standard drive modes, all three however, if knee — and shoulder room are important for you, none of them will be compact dimensions and taut handling characteristics is highly crammed passenger spaces. Whichever one you pick, you’ll end up with a four-door car that’s compromised on roominess. Do they compensate with luxury levels of appointment and workmanship? I’d say only the C-Class does. Despite it being an entry-level Merc, the C boasts

solidly and sumptuously as any of the more expensive models from the brand. From the seats to the overall layout, there’s nothing in the Merc’s cabin that the infotainment screen, which looks like a tacked-on aftermarket item. Meanwhile there’s nothing exceptional about the passenger cells of either of the other two. as that of any other Jag, which means it’s quite plain. And as we’ve mentioned in earlier reviews, the rotary gear knob, as cool as it might be, does feel out of place in a sporty saloon. The ATS has arguably the most comfortable seats among the three, and probably a miniscule amount of space more than the rivals, but the haptic feedback and the smudge it leaves behind are still frustrating. When it comes to tech goodies like rearview cameras, lane-departure warning system, head-up display, as well as other comfort and safety features, all three come equipped reasonably well, although the number of these items that are standard or you choose. Which one’s the overall winner here then? With their time-tested dynamic abilities and elegant good looks, the Jaguar XE 2.0T and the Mercedes-Benz C 200 are two of the best compact executive saloons on the market today. However, by plonking this gem on a turbocharged motor into the ATS’s engine bay, Cadillac has upped the ante here like none of us had expected it to. And it has trumped rivals decisively with its unbeatable pricing strategy, which sees the base ATS retail for Dh139,000, a good Dh30-35K less than its less powerful rivals. with this late-life upgrade the 2017 ATS clearly has the potential to shake up the establishment and spur Cadillac’s rivals into considering a revision of their pricing plans in the region. It’s without doubt the best value for money option for a buyer world of luxury marques.


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Top female DJs

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In the male world comes female disc Jockeys Just like their male counterparts, they have carved a niche for themselves in the entertainment industry, as they share the same stage with top notch male Disc Jockeys that includes DJ Jimmy Jatt, Exclusive and a host of others; shows become boring when the female DJs are yet to take position. They indeed know the worth of pulling crowd and making them accept their choice of songs. In no particular

DJ Nana Young, vibrant and pretty Nanayat Abedoh is

DJ Lambo

DJ Cuppy

DJ Switch

DJ Rosie

DJ Toxiq

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

L3 Eyola

Party girl rules 1ne Style your hair for dancing and make sure that your makeup stays looking as Some makeup tips: before you apply lipstick, color your entire lips with lip prep your skin using a primer before you apply makeup; use oil blotting sheets throughout the night to minimize shine; and keep your party makeup on all night long by setting your makeup

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exit strategy and organize a reliable mode of transportation well before 2wo Wear a stylish crossbody bag, so 7even

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Teens World L4

Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mutiat Alli

Praising your teens Some people say that is impossible to give your teens too much praise. Others claims that it spoils them and makes them feel entitled, as if the world owes them something. But besides how much you praise a child, you also have to consider the type of praise that will encourage them and the type that might hinder them and also how you can offer praise that will bring out the best in them. Teens who receive genuine praise from their parents and the adults around them self-esteem. They are better able to form good habits based on the praise they receive. It is simple to learn how to praise a teen, you just need to remember to do it until it becomes second nature. Not all praise is equal. Below are some of the most important things parents should consider before appraisal: Too much praise can be harmful: Some parents give out undeserved praise to their teens in an attempt to boost their ones are smart enough to see the exagmean what you said. They know within them that they do not deserve the praise and they may conclude that they cannot trust you. Praise based on ability is better: - Suppose your teen has a skill for drawing, naturally you want to praise them for this which will give them the motivation of making their skill more effective. But can be a drawback. Praise focus on talent alone could make your teen to think that the only skill worth pursuing are those that come easily. They may even shy/run away from new challenges, having the feeling that they may fail if they try to encounter something new. Effort-based praise is best: - Teens who are praised for their hard work and perseverance rather than simply for talent come to realize that acquiring skills requires Patience and effort. Knowing that they put in the work needed to

will be good at. When you praise their effort you teach them that ability can improve with practice, and with that they can

Give constructive criticism: - when given in the right manner, it will help your teen. And also, if you regularly give appropriate praise, your teen will welcome feedback on how he/she can further improve. Then his/her achievements will become a source of satisfaction to the both you. always good to tell your teen that you love them and appreciate them but it is also very helpful to “I am proud of you”, label what you are proud of. For example, “I am proud of you for always trying on your tests in school” or “I am really happy that you always remember to take in the trash bins when you get home from school”.

as learners. Give effort-based praise and they will surprise you and themselves with new found skills.

Although it is important to let your teen know

What Parents should do: Praise their efforts not just talent: - Telling your teen “I can see that you put a lot of thought into your drawing”, may be better than telling him/

that their appearance is the only thing you are noticing also. Make sure that you are praising their other qualities as well. Praise them for trying. Even if they are not 100% successful at something, let them know you admire their effort. Encourage them and give them the credit they deserve.

praise but the second one could unintentionally imply that natural skills are the only ones they

on this as they are so self-conscious about how

Praise immediately when possible. Giving immediate feedback is always more powerful than giving it well after the fact. So, if you see or hear your teen doing something praiseworthy it is always best to take the time to give them this positive praise in the moment. Be sincere. This is sometimes the hardest one for parents because they are so frustrated. It is important that you take a little time to notice the things you like and appreciate about your child and that you really mean it when you praise them or else they will see through it and it can create resentment. Be excited for their accomplishments. Regardless of how big or how small, let them know you notice and that you are proud of their accomplishments.


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Daniel Nwaokocha

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Healthy eating tips to maintain your figure

The statement “See, I am fat!”, is what most of obsessed with their weight and there is a lot of confusion regarding what to eat and what not to. With thousands of varieties of food containing nu-

time. Moreover, if the meal you had is left undigested then it can lead to toxin accumulation, weight gain and bloating. Most people tend to get back home from work very late and they still end up eating heavy. It is not right. You should stop over somewhere and eat before getting home or better still, have fruits for dinner instead of eating heavy.

on the desired result but never follow the path and that is where we lack. “Dieting these days has become a fad. Following a particular diet has become a status symbol. It gives you results too but at the cost of your inner body system and the moment you stop doing it, the weight usually bounces back. The focus should be on a healthy approach with a balanced diet to have long-term ist, yoga expert and a health Blogger, Rediscover, and unfortunate myth which has become a belief, that eating less will make a person weigh less. Right food at right time and in right quantity is In addition, it is a forerunner of many vital functions the only effective and long-term solution. Today such as for the maintenance of skin, hair and heart you might not feed your body, and it might not health. So the next time you sit down to have lunch, demand for food but ill effects like poor health, be sure to include some vegetables in the menu. today, we took it upon ourselves to provide 5 simple, yet effective healthy eating tips that you always wanted. 5. Five servings of fruits and vegetables:

colors of fruits and vegetables in your diet, which is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. A human body needs a certain Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals, which is considered as essential micronutrients.

4. Four pints (2 liters) of water: A lot of you ladies want the glow on your skin. component of healthy eating tips is to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water every day. A human body contains 55 per cent to 78 per cent of water that helps Moreover, it balances the immune system, maintains brain, blood functioning, and helps in carriage of nutrients throughout the body. So after eating, walking, working, be sure to drick a good glass of water. 3. Three major meals: The foundation of health consists of the three major meals that one should not skip in a day – breakfast, lunch and dinner. A balanced diet is when it has 10-15% of Fats. Therefore, skipping these meals can result in poor digestion capacity, stress, fatigue and a disturbed immune system. Many individuals tend to

fast, should be a taboo to you. Make sure you look forward to having all meals to have a healthy productive day. 2. Two hours of gap: If you are in the habit of eating your dinner and immediately going off to sleep, then you should stop that right now. As the day passes by, the metabolism decreases and your body needs at least two hours of gap between your last meal of the day and sleeping

1. One hour of physical activity: Whether you are young or old, one hour of physical activity that keeps you charged is absolutely necessary. A proper workout should be a combination of strength training and cardio but if you do not have so much time to spare, then 30 – 35 minutes of brisk walking and stretching will also do. It will help you keep your weight under control and reduce stress and lifestyle disorders to a great extent. Do not neglect getting involved in physical activities. Even at an old age, you could still look younger and stronger than your age. We do hope that these tips have been useful to help you achieve your dreams of getting and have any more questions or contributions or issues you need to discuss, feel free to hit us up on our twitter account @danylcaesar and be


Men’s World L6

Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mutiat Alli

Clean up your act Males tend to joke about how long a woman takes to get ready when they groom themselves, but in reality, male grooming is becom-

large amount of time, effort and money to look good and be taken seriously as well. And why not? If you want to look good. To achieve this, you have to indulge in a two step grooming regime 1. Exfoliation 2. Cleansing 1st part: Cleansing giously morning and evening with a face wash. must use ens and evens the skin tone. 2. Oil control face wash which ensures the skin stays oil free and controlled throughout Why you should use a face wash It cleans and refreshes the skin Removes dirt and dead skin cells without

skin on your face. 1. Using a cleanser/foamer 2. Using granular exfoliating scrub 3. Using an exfoliating mask

To maintain the health of your skin. Steps to using a face wash Start by washing your hands to remove any grease, grime and germs

gentle circular motions. Finish by rinsing the face with cool water

all of which serve to loosen and slough off dead skin cells. How to exfoliate With the cleanser/foamer or granular exfoliatWet the gloves and your skin with warm wa-

towel 2nd part: Exfoliation

if necessary to form a lather. -

fore washing it. Why men should exfoliate Because the skin on your face is quite differ-

sure. and then dry off with a clean towel. With exfoliating mask, wash face with warm

Put all these factors together and your face can attract a fair amount of dirt.

goes on the face.

for a better shave

move dead skin cells, dirt and whitehead.

the secret to better looking skin. There are basically three ways to exfoliate the

Kim


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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Mutiat Alli

Dealing with worry There will always be something to worry about, all the time. Truly, life is full of ups and downs, unexpected disappointments and tragedies, and honestly a lot of things that just refuse to go according to our optimistic plans. Anyone who has lived a good number of years on earth would have some experience of this and if we look at it honestly, this might be a legitimate basis for worry and anxiety. And temptation to worry about how things work out; will our plan turn out well? Will the good become better or worse? or will the not-so-good things become

of our lives, there are possibilities which are beyond our control. This throws up some legitimate fears which then become the object of our worries. The problem with worry, however, is that it often takes things that are mere negatives possibilities (and have alternative possibilities which are positive) and treats it as if they are inevitable. Worry treats things that could happen and treat them as if they have happened or will certainly happen. This kind of anxiety and unease makes people miserable and sucks the energy out of them. It is dangerous, if left

danger to make decisions from a place of worry; it can be really damaging; not only to you, but to your immediate circle. You could hurt people around you due to the fact that you lacked a little

a way that eventually leads people to act desperate and often times ruin things that could have been better. While legitimate fears and possibilities that may cause us to have some worry and anxiety may come up, we must deal with them in such a way that we overcome such feelings of worry quickly, because it is better to be (reasonably) optimistic than to worry. Here are some important reasons why you must not tolerate worry in Your Life and we must confront worry as it comes up in our lives and not allow it to fester.

your wife, your best friend, who ever. Just try to learn to master the Art of being patient.

worst part is that many times, most of their fears never 1. Worry makes our thinking problem-oriented negative prospects of a situation; our logical reasoning does that. Worry simply comes to make it our main or only focus and when our thinking becomes with prevention or solutions, even though it may imbalance in the mind. In order to be or remain a problem-solver, one cannot live in worry. 2. Worry robs us of the ability to live in the present Worry is mainly about projections; negative projections that may never happen. This makes it a torment that robs people of the ability to enjoy and engage with life in the present. Many relationships suffer badly when one or both parties are prone to

3. Worry creates a negative attitude If a person is worrying, they are ruminating over negative possibilities and eventually it comes up in their speech, their attitude and disposition to life. Nobody wants to be around a negative person. And when you begin to start thinking negative, you tend to loose in a job, a task, or a project before you begin them. You should not allow yourself to develop a negative attitude because you have consistently built up a life of worrying. As a Man, your lady might not tell you but it can drive her away from you. Your children might not tell concerns the, because they know you will worry. Also to women, try and reduce your worrying to the mini-

physically) present for other parties. Life comes in happen or that has happened or that you think will hapthree phases. The Past, the present and the future. pen. Life is a gift. Enjoy it. You should be able to reminisce and enjoy the moments of the past. Enjoy the moments of the present 4. Worry can lead to wrong decisions as they come and anticipate the moments of the Many times, worry and anxiety make people make future to come; so that when they do, you can enjoy them. Many people who make a habit of worry may

5. Worry can lead to controlling behavior When we allow our fears and insecurities to take over us, the tendency is that we will want to control things in order to prevent what we are afraid of from happening. This is bad for our relationships. Trying to control everything around us often spirals into manipulative and abusive behavior; we may tell lies, threaten people and do other desperate things just because we believe we are trying to prevent bad things from happening. Nobody in their right mind will stick around such behavior for long. As a parent, worrying can drive you to being over protective of them. You send a guide everywhere you kids go, you lock them inside the house before you go out, and

happen. Or as a guy in a relationship, you begin to stalk your lady where ever she goes, on social ing. You begin having different thoughts of things that would never happen and you develop distrust and your relationship fail and you start blaming her or him, whichever the case maybe. 6. Worry affects health and well-being constant worry supplies will create stress, deplete energy, make people unable to rest and properly take care of themselves. All of this will eventually show up as poor health; physical and mental. Amongst these, you could age quickly; you could get an high blood pressure, an heart attack. So please. Prevention they say, is better than cure.


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Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Winners emerge in Season 2 of ‘Ratatatainment Concepts’ musical talent hunt show Beautiful singer, Victoria Omofure, simply known on stage as

taken by Odugo Precious, while second runner up went to De The talent hunt show showcasing young and upcoming

the world by storm, participating. According to Cynthia Emadomi, Manager, Ratatatainment better as plans were in top gear to notch up more partnerships

maiden edition and we intend to make it better. It usually holds in the last month of the last quarter annually. What we set out to

is the target, in the long run. understandably too, considering the situation in the country. We had thought of housing the artistes this year, you know... keep them together in a particular secluded location for proper

sponsors.

gets to record a song, a Kwese TV decoder, a radio and TV promotion for a year. He or she would also be partnering with

recordings, one year radio promotion, a satellite TV and an online distribution. She said the second runner up would be getting one audio recording, a year of radio promotion, one

satellite TV and online distribution. All these, she stressed, would be done side-by-side the academic pursuits of the participants, as the intention is not to take them away from their studies but to complement it. was Teddy Don Momoh, husband to the late

BBN Update

What’s Cee-C to do now? With only six days to go before the eagerly anticipated Big Brother Naija Finale, our Housemates are feeling the heat. One Housemates in particular, seems to be feeling it more than the others. Since Day 1, Cee-C has clashed with a number of her fellow Housemates and now the chickens are coming home to roost.

has been as colourful as they come – and

Last night, Lolu, Anto and Khloe were As soon as she walked back into the House Miracle, Alex and Tobi looked shell-shocked, possibly because they thought she had

case) - and just like that, the stage was set for awkward interactions. Sharing the House with the biggest alliance of the season, plus Nina will not that Alex and Tobi

laughing up a storm. Tobi and Cee-C were but unfortunately when that relationship disintegrated, it imploded with such force, a friendship was totally out of the question. Despite many attempts to make peace, Tobi and Cee-C remain estranged. Miracle and Nina on the other hand, are always wrapped up in each other, so any chance of third wheeling is out of the friendly towards her, most of their free time is without a doubt spent with Alex and Tobi. . Cee-C

songstress, Kefee. He said he was ready to he would be producing the top thee winners.

include Bionic Media Group, BMG, Garium and Kwese, among others.

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