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Expert raises the alarm over danger to economy Says operators engage in huge capital flight, tax evasion Narrates how operators keep huge revenue offshore Slams NCC for poor regulatory framework in tacking the menace

Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

Following a report by The Daily Times on International calls fraud, and how the operators across borders connived with the fraudsters to defraud innocent victims in Nigeria, a telecom expert has raised concern on the danger of the trend in Nigeria’s economy. Continued on page 4

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3 Wellness University of Illinois study found that a 20-minute session of yoga enhanced the capacity of their understudies to process data simply thirty minutes after the session in this way driving them to recollect more too. Regarding stress, The University of Harvard really found that Yoga physically changes the cerebrum and diminishes the size amygdalae, the locale that procedures dread and uneasiness. This implied respondents will probably have the capacity to adapt to their feelings, handling them in a far more advantageous way.

Make exercise, be smart Game sports We as a whole know exercise is useful for the body, gets you thin, keeps the blood pumping, develops muscle and so forth. Moreover, it can likewise make you a super, brilliant malice genius.It can help make you somewhat more quick witted and you don’t really need to utilize your additional intellectual prowess for malevolence. Anyway, any individual who knows a touch of fundamental science will enlighten

you concerning a ‘runners high’ where, after a specific time of action, the cerebrum discharges endorphins that make you fell all darn awesome yet it has additionally been demonstrated that specific activities can help the old personality muscle flex its stuff and in addition your mind can profit by a touch of activity. Truth be told, it has been found that the brains of individuals who routinely practice really look changed to those of sofa potatoes

so here we take a gander at how some activity assist the head. Sport, can settle on you a superior chief as it jump-starts the system through to the foremost frontal locales and hence things like your guide perusing abilities may enhance as a result of it. Amusement games, for example, cricket or baseball, can likewise help you with your spatial mindfulness as it makes your mind consider how your body travels through the given playing space and additionally the

approach of items from different distinctive points. Exercises like surfing can likewise help with this. Next Yoga Frequently stumbled with a kind of vaporous, dazed way to deal with life, Yoga is really an exceptionally helpful apparatus for learning and stress alleviation. By fortifying the frontal flap, Yoga encourages with your capacity to coordinate musings and feelings handle them definitively. A

Interval training Thinks about have demonstrated that yearning control can be enhanced by interim preparing. By empowering the hypothalamus, yearnings are reduced and those with addictions, for example, smokers, are more casual . A similar case applies to direct exercise in the warmth for sustenance longings as in warmth, practice makes less of the ‘yearning hormone’ ghrelin. Likewise, by supplanting the endorphin surge of compensating a desire with the endorphin surge of activity, the cerebrum starts to wind up reinvented for exercise over different indecencies Circuit training As a result of the shifted way of high-intensity exercise, it starts up a few territories of the cerebrum including the prefrontal cortex, the parietal projection and the cerebellum. These all capacity together to help cerebrum action additionally help with tender loving care as the mind gets to be distinctly mindful of how to switch amongst errands and utilize spatial attention to manage approaching snags and assignments. Aerobics Always stalled out on the tip of your tongue yet can’t exactly appear to compel them out? Attempt a touch of heart stimulating exercise as it has been found to enhance the work of memory in the hippocampus part of your mind. This may not appear like a genuinely vital capacity but rather it can help with seeming to be insightful and accomplished as you will turn out to be more averse to blend your words up.

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Weight lifting Two one-hour sessions every week of weight lifting can fortify movement in the prefrontal cortex. This can enhance official capacity and acquainted memory where the mind interfaces two things together, for instance, putting a name to a face. It can likewise enhance your ability to focus making you more inclined to center and recollect data in any case and has been connected with fighting off Alzheimer’s.


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Expert raises the alarm over danger to economy Continued from page 1 The telecoms expert, Mr. Peter Elofusim, cited the advent of technological advancement as one of the major factors that drive the fraud in the telecoms sector. The Daily Times had exclusively reported on Wednesday that some people in the country have now taken their fraudulent act to a new dimension by using foreign telephone numbers to call people’s phones locally, pretending to be calling from outside the country or a person calling from overseas countries, using Nigeria’s local telephone number to appear as if he is calling from outside the country. According to The Daily Times findings, the international calls termination fraud generates what is also called International Revenue Sharing Fraud (IRSF). The IRSF is, without a doubt, both the most damaging and the most prevalent VoIP telecom fraud scenario. Revenue share fraudulent activities are those which abuse carrier interconnect agreements. Reacting to the trend, Elofusim said such an organised global fraud is made possible because technology has now made it possible for calls to be made from several social media platforms: WhatsApp, Facebook, imo, and call applications like boss revolution, textnow and eleclub. According to him, with these platforms, the world is boundaryless. The expert noted that “now,

these platforms are presently eating into the revenue of the traditional operators all over the world”. He said that by 2020, Facebook is going to be the biggest telephone company and the biggest bank in the world. The telecom expert further warned that with the current trend, “the traditional telecom companies as you see them today will die. It’s disruption that can not be stopped. The smart ones will transit to purely data companies.” He further said: “Now let’s come back home, and look at what we call international call fraud to the uninitiated or non professional. “Today, we have four major telecom companies, MTN, GLO, Etisalat and Airtel. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recommended rate for Nigerian bound calls is about N24 per minute. “While the calls originating within and across the networks is charged at about N4 per minute. It’s a common knowledge that all the money paid to the operators on the international calls by carriers outside Nigeria are not declared by the operators to the local authorities for tax assessment. “That is a huge capital flight and tax evasion. This, to me, is international call fraud”. According to him, the next phase of the fraud is that these operators manipulate the number to appear as a local call so that they can pay the receiving network, local rate. “They are engaged in a

battle of wits with each other. This is the second angel of the fraud. “So presently, the implication on tax is not because it is happening but because there is no mechanism to monitor what the 4 operators generate and make monthly and the fact that they do not declare it to the Nigerian government,” he added. Elofusim suggested that a system of monitoring this international call fraud should be put in place and ensuring that the revenue is tracked effectively by the government for the purposes of assessment. But he said the noble objective is been bugged down by bureaucracy and politics by the regulatory authority - NCC, which the expert described as “a failure.” “Therein lies the failure of NCC. The NCC should as a matter of urgency implement this solution and get the credit for generating revenue far in excess of what the federal government is making from oil. “Now let me reiterate this for a short time. Telecom Technology will soon erode it. The whole revenue is kept offshore by all of them.” When The Daily Times called the NCC’s Director of Public Affairs and Communication, Mr Tony Ojobo, he did not answer the several telephone calls at press time. He also did not reply to text and WhatsApp messages sent to him on the position of the Commission on the alarming fraud.

At last, NASS passes N9.20trn 2018 budget with caveat Olufemi Samuel, Tunde Opalana and Henry Omunu, Abuja At last, the National Assembly on Wednesday passed the 2018 budget estimated at N9.20 trillion as against N8.612 trillion presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. Giving the highlight of the budget, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, said aggregate expenditure stands at N9,120,334,988,225; statutory transfer N530,421,368,624; debt services N2,203,835,365,699; recurrent expenditure N3,512,677,902,077; capital expenditure N2,873,400,351,825; fiscal deficit N1,954,464,993,775 and deficit to GDP standing at 1.73%. In processing the budget, Goje said the Committee premised expenditure on revenue assumption of oil benchmark of $51, crude production of 2.3million barrel per day and

exchange rate of N305 to a dollar. Goje said the difference of N508 billion was as a result of $5 excesses realised on every barrel of oil based on the $45 per barrel estimated by government. He said after due consultation with the executive, special intervention was made in certain sectors of the economy. These include reduction of deficit- N50.88 billion; security - N46.72 billion; health - N57.15 billion; power, works and housing -N106.50 billion; judiciary- N10 billion; NNDC -N44.20 billion and education particularly for the infrastructure for the 12 newly established universities and meal subsidy in unity schools - N15.70 billion. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said the legislators have put together a Budget that will lend itself easily to the government priority of revamping the economy, creating jobs and fuelling the economic recovery in a manner that has meaning for the ordinary man on the street.

Speaking on the implementation, Saraki said: “We would like to see that the process of implementation of the budget starts immediately so that our people will begin to benefit from the objective of the budget and opportunities it opens. In order for us to have an efficient budget implementation, we will advise that agencies of government eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy and speed up the procurement process. “We have always believed that government spending must continue to grow on issues relevant to the welfare and security of our people. In the same vein, government spending should reduce in areas where the private sector is better placed to catalyse progress. This will free up funds for Education, Health, Water and Sanitation services, amongst others. The Senate president noted with delight that the 2018 Budget has met the threshold of Continued on page 5

L-R: Deputy Secretary General, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, Chief Joseph Okunmadecb Executive Secretary,Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD. Mrs Sharon Ikeazor and Director , Pension Support Services, PTAD, Mrs Olufunmilayo Onafowokan during PTAD Reviews activities for 2017 and Strategies for 2018 in Abuja yesterday Photo: Temitope Balogun

Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (2nd right) presenting gifts to Mr. Augustine and Jessica Obiefuna, for their newborn quintuplets, at the Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos, on Wednesday, 16th May, 2018.

RETURNS ON THE UTILISATION OF FUNDS SOLD TO CUSTOMERS FOR THE WEEK ENDED FRIDAY 11/05/2018

S/N CUSTOMER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

WANDEL INTL (NIG) LTD

ITEM OF IMPORT

DATE EXCHANGE RATE AMOUNT (USD)

THREE WHEELERS (200CC 07-MAY-18 340.00 MOTORIZED TRICYCLES - SPARK IGNITION) IN CKD EVERBRIGHT HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE 07-MAY-18 340.00 INDUSTRIS LTD LOTRENE Q TR-144 KAY INDUSTRIES POLYPROPYLENE COPOLYMER 07-MAY-18 340.00 NIG LTD A B VEE RAW MATERIAL FOR INDUSTRIAL 07-MAY-18 340.00 INDUSTRIES LTD USE - GREY BROWN KRAFT WANDEL INTL THREE WHEELERS (200CC 07-MAY-18 340.00 (NIG) LTD MOTORIZED TRICYCLES - SPARK IGNITION) IN CKD A B VEE RAW MATERIAL FOR INDUSTRIAL 07-MAY-18 340.00 INDUSTRIES LTD USE - GREY BROWN KRAFT KAY INDUSTRIES POLYPROPYLENE COPOLYMER 08-MAY-18 306.15 NIG LTD

55,000.00 87,040.00 4,960.00 55,027.09

121,054.18 80,972.91 20,000.00

RETURNS ON SOURCES OF FUNDS SOLD TO CUSTOMERS FOR THE WEEK ENDED FRIDAY 11/05/2018

S/N 1. 2.

SOURCE

OTHER SOURCES INTERBANK

07-MAY-18 08-MAY-18

DATE

EXCHANGE RATE AMOUNT (USD)

339.50 305.65

404,054.18 20,000.00


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IGP Idris wants to implicate me, Saraki cries out 10 man committee to meet Buhari IGP faults Saraki’s claim

Olufemi Samuel, Tunde Opalana and Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, raised the alarm over what he called plot by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to implicate him in a criminal matter involving arrested cultists in Ilorin, Kwara State. He notified his colleagues at plenary on Wednesday that his state governor, Abdulfatai Ahmed informed him of plot to reinvent confessional statements made by alleged cultists arrested in Ilorin purposefully to implicate him and the state governor. According to Saraki, the suspects, who were about to be prosecuted in Ilorin, following conclusion of investigation on allegations against them, were on the order of the IGP directed to be brought to Abuja. After a thorough deliberation and outright condemnation of the plot to implicate Saraki, the Senate raised a 10 man committee to interface with President Muhammad Buhari on the matter and other issues against smooth relationship between the executive and the legislative arms of government Members of the delegation to be led by Saraki are the Leader of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe), the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun), Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio (PDP, Akwa Ibom).

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos) and Sen. Raji Rasaki (PDP, EKiti). Others are Sen. Aliyu Wammakko (APC-Sokoto), Sen. Sam Egwu (PDPEbonyi), Sen. Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe) and Sen. Abdullahi Adamu (APCNasarawa). Speaking on what made him to raise the alarm, Saraki said, “Last night, my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded with prosecution about to commence under the State law based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Ministry of Justice were ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning. “According to the information available to the Governor, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim directed the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, to immediately transfer the men to the Force Headquarters. The plan, as the Governor was made to understand is that, under duress, the suspects would be made to alter the statements they already made in Ilorin. They will then be made to implicate the Kwara State Government, and in particular, myself, in their new statement. “This plot is part of the strategy by the IGP Idris to settle scores over

the declaration by this honourable Chamber that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country and that he is an enemy of Nigerian democracy based on his usual disrespectful conduct towards lawful authorities. “In my own view, this plot is an act of desperation, blackmail, intimidation, abuse of office and crude tactics aimed at turning our country into a police state where top officials cannot be made to obey the law, follow due process and subject themselves to constituted authorities. “I want to bring this dangerous development to the attention of all of you my colleagues, the entire country and the international community so that you can be aware of the level of impunity in our country and the danger it constitute to our democracy”. His colleagues also reacted to the issue with a consensus condemnation of the continued persecution of the parliamentarians. Minority Leader , Senator Godswill Akpabio said it is a weighty issue that could further tarnish the image of the senate. Akpabio suggested that the matter be referred to Committee on Intelligence to look into it and report back to the whole house.. But the Deputy Senate Leader, Ibn Na’Allah said the authenticity of the report could not be doubted since it came from Kwara State

governor who is the state chief security officer. While he supported the setting up of the committee, the deputy leader said it would be right for Saraki to vacate his seat for his deputy while the discussion on the issue lasted. This was supported by the chief whip, Olusola Adeyeye and the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu took over control of proceedings. Senator Philip Aduda (FCT) said the development is dangerous for the country’s democracy, should not be condone but condemn in entirety. He said the allegation was not against the personality of the senate president but against the institution of the senate. Senator Sam Anyanwu said “if this can happen to the senate president, then all of us are in trouble. Nigerians need to know the persecution we are passing through now” While commenting on the issue, Emmanuel Bwacha (PDP, Taraba) said each of the legislators stand the danger of being persecuted which indicates that the nation’s democracy is endangered. In the process, he briefed the senate of his experience last week on his way to Jos, when his security details were ordered to be withdrawn by the State Commander of Mobile Police. In the same vein, Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara) narrated his own

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At last, NASS passes N9.20trn 2018 budget with caveat Continued from page 4 reserving at least 1% of total budget to health. Saraki said, “This is historic. We were focused on this commitment of the 1% set aside for the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). We promised, and we have delivered”. While congratulating his colleagues for the passage of the bill, he noted that Nigerians should not hold the Parliament responsible for any delay in the passage but on certain situations. “As you will recall, I had indicated the need for the Executive and the Legislature to come together, especially in the formation and passage of the Appropriation Bill. However, while we may have made progress in the formation stages, there is a lot more that needs to happen, to minimise delays and other stumbling blocks in the process. “One of the symptoms of the unhelpful aspects of the prevailing culture hampering the process, remains the neglect or refusal of certain agencies of government to honour invitations to budget defence. It is our hope that we will see a major change in this regard, going forward”. The budget debacle had been surrounded by counter allegations between the executive and legislature and has pitched the public against the parliament. The Senate had on several occasions accused Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government of not keeping to appointments with the various standing committees to defend their budgets. President Buhari had on November 7, 2017, presented a budget of N8.6 trillion before a joint session of the National Assembly. Buhari, who announced the 2018 budget as “Budget of Consolidation”, noted that the projected expenditure would propel rapid economic recovery and growth. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives, on Wednesday, passed the N9.120 trillion 2018 budget with a caveat that the Federal Government cannot engage in extrabudgetary spending unless through supplementary appropriation.

The conference committee report of the budget was laid on Tuesday by the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Hon Mustapha Dawaki. Other conditions given by the House before passing the budget include barring the administration from borrowing without first furnishing the legislature details of the borrowing plan and obtaining approval. The House also set up a conference committee to liase with the Senate based on the conditions attached to the budget passage, which has now fixed the budget cycle at 12 months. Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, made the conditions known when he addressed House correspondents. He said: “We have set up a conference committee to harmonise with the Senate based on the new clauses passed by the House. “We believe that a clean copy of the budget will be ready by next week and sent to the President for assent.” Namdas explained that the budget was jacked up based on a new oil benchmark of $51, crude oil production of 2.3mbp/d and an exchange rate of N305/one dollar. He added that reduction of deficit amounted to N50.88 billion; security - N46.72 billion; health - N57.15 billion; power, works and housing N106.50 billion. Also, he said that education particularly for the infrastructure for the newly established federal universities and meal subsidy for Unity schools got N15.70 billion; judiciary -N10 billion and the NDDC - N44.2 billion. Breakdown of the budget showed that Ministry of Power, Works & Housing got the highest allocation of N682.309 billion, followed by Transportation which received N251.420 billion; N157.715 billion is for Defence; N149.198 billion is for Agriculture and Rural Development; N147.200 billion is for Water Resources and N102.907 billion is for Education while N150 billion is allotted for special intervention programme.

Ramadan begins today as Buhari facilitates with Muslims Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

US Secretary of State Wilbur Ross(left) with Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, after their meeting on ways to advance the US/Nigeria Commercial Investment Dialogue in Washington DC yesterday

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has confirmed the sighting of the moon of Ramadan. The royal father has therefore directed Muslims to begin fasting today. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and across the world as they begin the 30-day Ramadan fast. This was contained in his message on Wednesday and made available to the nation on the beginning of the holy month. Buhari, noted that fasting is not just merely meant to stay hungry or thirsty, but an opportunity to strive for inner purification and self-accountability. The President said, “It is meant

to inculcate righteousness and discipline.” He urged Muslims to increase their love for humanity, acts of charity, kindness, generosity and gratitude. The President also stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad used to spend very generously on the poor and the needy during this period and urges Muslims in the country and all over the world to copy the good example. Besides, the President called on Muslims and all Nigerians to always remember men and women who are less fortunate than themselves and to help the government in confronting the challenges facing the nation. President Muhammadu Buhari, also prayed Allah to grant all Muslims the strength to successfully complete the fasting period.


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IGP Idris wants to implicate me, Saraki cries out Continued from page 5 ordeal in the hands of police during the APC congress in his local government during which the Commander of Mobile Police Unit 42, Zamfara State ordered the disarming of his police detail and other personal security arranged for his protection. Senator Isa Hamma Misau said the incident is a manifestation of concern he raised in the past that a lot of people will be victim of persecution. He said the persecution is not against the legislators but against the nation. He alleged that there are lot of security organisations behind the spate of persecution apart from the Nigeria Police and that it was simply the issue of playing politics with the 2019 election. “This is part of the hazard of politics that we are going to face in as much as we continue to do our work constitutionally. We can’t continue to work under intimidation. People have been earmarked for persecution”, he said. Senator Sola Adeyeye suggested a 7-man committee comprising a chairman and one member from each geopolitical zone while the House of Representatives should nominate 6 members to investigate the issue. This was supported by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (APC, Lagos).

Senator Francis Alimikhena (APC, Edo) said rather than foot dragging in setting up investigative committee, the leadership of the senate should pick a representative to interface with President Buhari on this all important matter. His suggestion was supported by senators Adamu Abdullahi, Tayo Alasoadura while the deputy senate president suggested names of members to meet with Buhari. In his remark, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu said “we all know that the Parliament is the temple of democracy. “We have the responsibility to our people not only to preserve our democracy but to also ensure that it is purified. “What the Senate President has raised today is an exposure of some of the things that are wrong with our democracy which we need to halt. “So we need to ensure there is rule of laws and we need to ensure that we respect our various rights. “We are a country that is bound by conventions, laws, culture and tradition. “So it is our responsibility as a Parliament to ensure that we protect the rights of our citizens to ensure that we make progress as a nation especially on the issues of human rights and

democracy,” he said. Members of the team that will interface with Buhari are : Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan, Chief Whip Olusola Adeyeye,Minority Whip Philip Aduda, Danjuma Goje, Abdullahi Adamu, Aliyu Wammako, Sam Egwu, Fatima Raji-Rasaki and Oluremi Tinubu. But the police has denied claim by Saraki that the is trying to implicate him in murder cases under investigations in Kwara State. The IGP also said that he is shocked by Saraki claims in a statement titled “Plot against him by IGP” in which unverifiable allegations and unfounded accusations were being peddled against him by the Senate President. Idris also said that there was no iota of truth in Saraki allegations that plot and strategies against him are to settle scores. The IGP stated this in statement made available on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations officer, ACP Jimoh Moshood while reacting to Saraki’s allegation. Faulting the claims of the Senate’s President, the IGP said there was no iota of truth in the allegations against him, saying that, “nobody, no matter how highly placed would be allowed to interfere or obstruct Police investigation to pervert the course of justice.”

The statement added that the force is investigating killing in Kwara State in which six suspects: Abolaji Safti Ojulari of Kankatu area, Ilorin, Lanre Mohammed Soliu a.k.a Askari of Ile Nda Compound, Ilorin, Azeez Moyaki of Moyaki Compound, Gambari Area Ilorin, Suleiman Babatunde of Gambari Area, Ilorin, Yusuf Habeeb of Kangile Village, Kulende, Ilorin and Umar Yahaya of Kangile Village, Kulende, Ilorin have been arrested. Moshood further disclosed that until investigation is concluded, any person (s) or group(s) who tries to interfere in the investigation process by action or utterances is committing an offence. The Force spokesman also said that the suspects, who were paraded on May 11, 2018, have confessed to various crimes including the killings of 11 innocent persons in Kwara State and other States of the federation, saying, “That the victims were targeted and killed on the instructions of their sponsors”. The police named the victims who were killed in cold blood and the date of the incidence as (Bukola Ajikobi killed on 18/01/2016 at Ajikobi Area in Ilorin, Azeez Lawal killed in February, 2018 at Oja Oba area of Ilorin, (Lateef -Surname unknown) killed February, 2018 at Ode Alfa

Nda area of Ilorin. Others were Jamiu (Surname unknown) killed in February 2018 at Idi Ape Area, Ilorin, one Segun (Surname unknown) killed in September, 2017 at Kankatu area of Ilorin, Wasiu (Surname unknown) killed in September 29, 2016 at Shao garage of Ilorin, Musiliu (Surname unknown) killed in February, 2018 at Shao Area, Ilorin and Bayo Ajia killed in January 18, 2018 at Taiwo Road, Ilorin. The rest were Lateef killed in January 2016 at Baboko Area of Ilorin, Abbey a student of Kwara Polytechnic killed in April, 2017 at Niger Road, Ilorin and Lanre (Surname unknown) killed on 23rd August, 2015 at Isale Aluko Area of Ilorin. He said that those arrested in connection with the killings have been transferred to the Force Headquarters for further investigation and to ensure a thorough and discreet investigation into the crimes. He said there is no vested interest by the IGP in the ongoing investigation into the several murders committed by the killer gang, other than ensuring that justice prevails in the matter. The statement reads in part, “ It is also imperative to let the public know that last year, suspects arrested over the mayhem and killings of innocent people

in Ile-Ife, Osun State and those arrested in Southern Kaduna crisis in Kaduna State and suspects arrested in connection with Zaki-biam killings in Benue State were all transferred to the Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation before they were arraigned in court of competent jurisdiction. “Therefore, transferring this hired assassin gang masquerading as cultists in Kwara State to Force Headquarters, Abuja for further investigation is in accordance with Police investigation procedures.” The police therefore warned that the statement credited to the Senate President can dissuade and discourage living victims/ deceased families of those who must have been killed by this vicious hired assassin gang from coming forward to give evidence against them. The police urged the public to disregard and discountenance the claim of plot by the IGP against the Senate President as a ruse, adding that it is an attempt to divert police investigation into the killings by the killer squad who operate under the guise of a cult group. The Force spokesman added that the police will leave no stone unturned and will do everything within the ambit of the law to ensure justice in this matter, no matter whose ox is gored.

N6.3bn fraud: Court remands ex-Gov Jonah Jang in prison Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court in Jos on Wednesday remanded the former Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang in prison. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned the former governor on a 12-count charge of alleged involvement in the misappropriation of N6.3billion. Jang, a serving senator, allegedly embezzled special funds released to the state by the Central Bank of Nigeria, two months to the end of his tenure as governor in 2015. Specifically, Jang allegedly pocketed N2billion released by the CBN for disbursement to small and medium enterprises in the State under the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Funds, MSMEDF, just a month before the expiration of his tenure in April 2015. He was also said to have abused his office as the governor by collecting money to the tune of N4.3billion from the state coffers through the cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Yusuf Gyang Pam. Jang was arraigned alongside Pam, who was also accused of using his office for personal enrichment to the tune of N11.5million. Count eight of the charge reads: “That you, Senator Jonah David Jang, whilst being the Governor of Plateau

State between January and May, 2015 in Jos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, used your office as Executive Governor of Plateau State to confer unfair advantage upon yourself by collecting the sum of N4,357,195,000 from the cashier of the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, and which sum was derived from the account of Plateau State Government, and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000”. Particulars of count nine read: “That you, Yusuf Gyang Pam, whilst being a cashier at the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government on 11th July, 2014 in Jos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, used your office as cashier at the Office of Secretary to the Plateau State Government to confer corrupt advantage upon yourself by making a cash lodgment of the sum of N10,000,000 into your personal account with Zenith Bank and which sum was derived from the account of Plateau State Government , and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000”. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge. Upon their plea, lawyer to the

EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, asked the court to fix a date for hearing and to remand the suspects in prison custody pending trial. But the lawyer to Jang, Robert Clarke, SAN, informed the court that, he had a pending “bail application for the 1st and 2nd defendants”.

He urged the court to admit the defendants to bail on self recognition saying that “the first defendant was a former military governor, two time civilian governor and currently a serving senator”. But opposing the application, Jacobs, urged the court not to grant the application on the grounds of the

weight of the offence adding that, “the defence counsel’s submission was not based on law”. Justice Longji, thereafter, ordered the remand of Jang and other defendants in prison custody and adjourned the matter to May 24, 2018 for hearing of the bail application.

Representative of the Vice President & Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (left) and Commercial Counselor, United States Mission to Nigeria, United States Consulate General, Mr Brent Omdahl (right) shortly after the World FM Day Policy Dialogue on the theme, “Tackling the Poor Maintenance Culture in Nigeria” hosted by Klinserve Solutions Limited at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos... on Tuesday


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Court stops Police, EFCC from searching Wike’s Abuja residence Andrew Orolua, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday restrained the Nigeria Police, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the State Security Service from searching the Abuja, Asokoro, residence of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, saying that any attempt to search the House is illegal, null and void. Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Governor Wike . Beside declaring the search warrant illegal, the Court also barred the security agencies from executing any search warrant at the residence of Governor Wike Wike had on May 4, 2017, dragged the IGP, police, EFCC and SSS to court, following moves by the defendants to investigate him while in office as a governor. Delivering his judgement in the suit marked ABJ/ FHC/CS/383/2017, Justice

Mohammed held that it was gratifying to note that parties are in agreement that the plaintiff cannot be prosecuted based on the provision of section 308(1) of 1999 Constitution (as amended) notwithstanding anything to the contrary. The court stated that from the combined reading of section 308 of the Constitution, and sections 149 and 150 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, three situations have been prohibited. Justice Mohammed noted that the provisions stipulated that no civil or criminal proceedings shall be instituted against a person protected by section 308. Secondly, the person covered by the provisions shall not be arrested, and thirdly, any process of court requiring appearance of a person protected under the provisions shall not be applied. Justice Mohammed said that the parties in their submissions lost the purport and intendment of section 308(1)(c) of the Constitution. He held that “a careful reading of section 308(1)(c)

shows that the constitution has prohibited court process requiring appearance of a serving governor before any investigative panel. Justice Mohammed held that the argument of the police and EFCC that Wike’s residence can be searched without his presence “is untenable”. The judge said it was wrong for the defendants to import meaning or interpretation not included in section 308 of the 1999 Constitution by the draftsman. Dismissing the objection of the defendants against the suit, the judge held that the court could not go contrary to section 308 of the Constitution because of the public policy principle, which is protected by the Constitution itself. The court further held that arguments of 2nd and 3rd defendants that their enabling laws permit them to carry out investigations are untenable. In addition, the court noted that the essence of section 308 was to accord immunity

to a serving governor so as not to cause distractions to the governor in the act of governance. Therefore, Justice Mohammed held that the suit of the plaintiff has succeeded and has merit. Consequently, the court granted the following reliefs against the defendants: • The court declared that by virtue of the provisions of section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, the defendants and their agents cannot apply for, obtain, issue or in any way or manner howsoever execute any court process requiring; the appearance of the plaintiff who is currently the Governor of Rivers state, Nigeria. •A declaration that by virtue of the combined effect of section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and sections 149 and 150 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, the defendants cannot whether by themselves, their servants,

agents, officers, privies or in any manner howsoever apply for, obtain, issue or in any way or manner howsoever execute any search warrant at the residence of the plaintiff in Abuja or in any of the plaintiff’s residence in any other place or locations in Nigeria where the issue and or execution of such search warrant would compel and or require the presence of the plaintiff who is the Governor of Rivers state of Nigeria. • An order that the defendants whether by themselves, their servants, agents, officers, privies or in any manner howsoever cannot by the combined effect of section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and sections 149 and 150 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015, apply for, obtain, issue or in any way or manner howsoever execute any search warrant at the residence of the plaintiff in Abuja or in any of the plaintiff’s residence in any other place or locations in Nigeria during the continuance of the plaintiff‘s tenure of office

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FG re-arraigns Dasuki over arms fund diversion Andrew Orolua, Abuja Federal Government on Wednesday re- arraigned former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court Abuja on alleged $2.1billion arms fund diversion. Dasuki and Aminu Baba Kusa pleaded not guilty to each of the 32 amended count charges and the court entered plea of not guilty for Acacia Holdings Limited and Reliance Referral Hospital third and fourth defendants in the suit. The court also order the defendants to continue to enjoy their earlier bail. Beside the removal of the name of former Director of Finance and Supply in the Office of the NSA, Mr. Salisu Shuaib from the amended charges, the alleged offences committed by the defendants were almost same with the old 19 count charges

brought against the defendants by the Federal Government in 2015. Shortly after taking the plea of the defendants, the issue of bail was raised and Counsel to Dasuki Mr. Adeola Adedekpe pleaded with the court to grant the Defendants bail in liberal terms in few of the fact that the defendants have been attending their trial since 2015. Counsel to the Federal Government Mr. Oluwaleke Atolagbe did not oppose the bail application. The trial Judge, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf however ordered that Dasuki and other Defendants be allowed to continue to enjoy the bail he granted them in 2015 when they were first arraigned before his court. It will be recalled that although other defendants were allowed to enjoy the earlier bail, Col. Dasuki was however re-arrested in 2015 at the Kuje

Prison shortly after perfecting his bail conditions and has since been kept in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). Meanwhile, Justice Baba Yusuf has fixed July 3 and 5 for the trial of the defendants in the new charges. The Federal Government had on April 30 filled the new 32 amended count charges to replace the initial 19 count charges brought against 5 defendants in 2015 before the same court. In the amended charges coming barely one year to the general elections, names of prominent politicians from the opposition party were listed as beneficiaries of the alleged diversions Apart from filing new charges with fresh names, a new twist was also introduced into the trial by government as a key defendant in the matter Salisu Shuaib who was a former

Director of Finance and Supply in the ONSA under Colonel Dasuki was dropped from the new charge. The amended charge was signed by Mr. Chile Okoroma, Director of Legal Services with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At yesterday’s rearraignment, no reason was adduced for dropping the name of the former Director of Finance in ONSA who was earlier arraigned with Colonel Dasuki in 2015. Among top Nigerians alleged by the Federal Government to have collected money from the former NSA are the current National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, former Chairman Board of Trustee PDP, Chief Tony Anenih; former PDP Spokesperson, Chief Olisa Metuh; Publisher of Thisday, Nduka Obaigbena, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, Chairman AIT Dr. Raymond Dokpesi,

Mouftah Baba-Ahmed, Bello Abba Mohammed, Dr. Bello Mohammed, AVM M. N Umar, Otunba Jonah Ogunniyi among others. Apart from individuals, corporate organizations were also named as beneficiaries in the new charges and they include AMP Solar Service, Afro-Arab Investment, Bam Project and Projecties Limited, Bob Oshodin Organization Limited, WEHSAC Farms Limited, Wehsac Limited, Dimaris Mode Coolture Limited, First ARALAC Global Limited, Stellavera Development Limited, Jawaz Multi-purpose Venture Limited, Little Italy Global Services Limited, Belsha Nigeria Ltd and Syvan McNamara Limited among others. It would be recalled that Dasuki, Salisu Shuaibu and three others were arraigned in 2015 on the same charge and pleaded not guilty when they were read to them.

as the Governor of Rivers state, Nigeria. But the court declined relief 4, which sought for an order that any purported court process or any application for any court process, search warrant or any process of court by whatever name so called obtained by or being sought to be obtained by the defendants, their servants, agents, privies, officers or howsoever in so far as such court process or search warrant would have the effect of compelling or requiring the presence of the plaintiff in the course of such application and / or its execution while the plaintiff occupies the office of the Governor of Rivers state, Nigeria is invalid, null, void and of no effect whatsoever. Also, Justice Mohammed refused relief 5, which prayed for an order of injunction restraining the defendants whether by themselves, their servants, agents, officers, privies or in any manner howsoever from applying for, issuing, entering upon the residence of the plaintiff in Abuja or anywhere else in Nigeria by virtue of a search warrant or any court process whatsoever which shall compel or require the physical presence of the plaintiff who is currently the Governor of Rivers state, Nigeria in order to search the said residence of the plaintiff and to remove from such residence/ premises any items whatsoever during the tenure of the plaintiff as Governor of Rivers state, Nigeria, in contravention of the plaintiff’s immunity as preserved by section 308 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). The Daily Times recalls that the plaintiff’s lawyer , Sylva Ogwemoh (SAN), had submitted that section 308 (immunity clause) as provided under the constitution “is put in place to allow a serving governor to concentrate on act of governance. Ogwemoh had argued that the section was designed to protect the dignity of office of a governor. He insisted that based on sections 149 and 150 of ACJA, the plaintiff (Wike) must be present before a search warrant is executed at his residence. The lawyer added that allowing the defendants to execute a search at the Abuja residence or any house of Wike in any part of the country “is a blatant violation of section 308, insisting that the governor needs not to wait until his constitutional right is breached”. But in opposition to the suit, the defendants had argued that they have right to search Wike’s Abuja residence in his absence. They posited that Wike had admitted that he does not live in the Abuja lodge, and therefore his presence is not required before a search can be executed. Moreso, the 2nd defendant had argued that based on section 4 of Police Act, it has discretion to search the residence of the plaintiff. In addition, the defendants, in urging the court to dismiss the suit, stated that Wike did not place anything on record to show that the police wanted to search his residence. “Therefore, the suit of the plaintiff is only speculative and academic” the defendants added.


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PDP faults Buhari’s performance rating

Tunde Opalana, Abuja

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that his administration has performed better in governance than previous administrations. The party described the claim by the APC led administration as ridiculous , and completely irreconcilable with the harrowing economic and security realities. The PDP in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, accused the government of falsifying

performance indices and engaging in propaganda to beguile Nigerians ahead of 2019 elections. He said that despite the temporary setback of the PDP in the 2015 elections, Nigerians are still aware that during the PDP administration, with its people-oriented policies, our Nigeria was a better place to live. He added that during the PDP tenure, the standard of living and purchasing power of citizens were at their peaks; the private sector flourished; more businesses opened and blossomed thereby providing

millions of jobs and Nigerians were more united and secure. “Painfully, in the space of three years, the Buhari Presidency has reversed all these gains! “The harsh policies of President Buhari’s tenure have stifled the economy, leading to collapse of businesses, loss of over 24 million jobs in three years with another 27.44 million Nigerians refusing to work for reasons not unconnected to failure of governance. “Under President Buhari’s suppressive rule, families have experienced the worst from of hardship with prices of food

items, essential goods and services, skyrocketing beyond the reach of average citizens. “Staple foods such as rice which sold at N7,500 per bag under the PDP now sells above N16,000, a measure (mudu) of garri and beans which sold at N150 and N200 now go for N400 and N500 respectively; a kilo of beef which sold for N700 now sells for N1,400; a bag of cement which sold at N1,500 now goes for N2,600, fuel price has been jerked up from N87 per liter to N145, cost of transport, medicare and other essential services have all soared by over 100 percent.

“Under President Buhari’s incompetent administration, bloodletting has become the order of the day, our nation has become a killing field where government cannot guarantee the safety of citizens. The party reminded. President Buhari that he inherited a robust economy, which was nurtured by the PDP to become the biggest in Africa and one of the fastest growing in the world, adding that he has unfortunately dragged the nation into the worst form of recession, starvation and hunger with his harsh and restrictive economic policies.

PDP also invites President Buhari to remember that his consistent global de-marketing of the nation led to the flight of Foreign Direct Investments, job losses and the tumbling of our naira from N165/1USD where the PDP left it in 2015 to N360 to 1USD under his watch. “It is therefore a condemnable slap on the sensibilities of Nigerians that instead of being apologetic for the abysmal performance of his administration, President Buhari is rather engaged in unhelpful propaganda and cosmetic media stunts”, he said.

Ramadan: Let’s return to Allah, Amosun tells Muslims Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has enjoined Muslim faithful to use the period of the holy month as an opportunity to engage in sober reflection and absolute return to Allah. Felicitating with Muslims on the start of the Ramadan fast, the governor said they should not see the month as one of mere mandatory prayer, fasting and Iftar meals, but engage in total abstinence, probing soulsearching, sincere repentance and infinite atonement. In a message signed by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Otunba Adedayo Adeneye, he urged them to concecrate their spirit, soul and body, in total submission to Allah. Amosun also enjoined Muslims to fervently pray for Nigeria, noting that “this period in our nation calls for our collective and individual prayers for the fulfilment of our aspirations and desires as a country and as citizens. “We must use this holy month, like never before, to ensure that we are truly sober and holy in observing all that is expected of us. By doing this, Allah, in his faithfulness, will accept our sacrifices and answer our prayers”, he added. The governor wished them a peaceful and fruitful Ramadan.

Former Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang, during his appearance before Plateau state High in Jos. . . on Wednesday

Sacked NIA’s acting DG, Dauda, wants reinstatement by court Andrew Orolua, Abuja Sacked acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Duada on Wednesday prayed the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja to nullify his purported dismissal and reinstate him. Authorities of the NIA acting on the recommendations of a disciplinary committee had on on March 6, 2018 issued Mohammed Duada a letter of dismissal. Dauda in an Originating

Summons filed through his counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN), and marked NICN/ ABJ/136/2018 joined the DG, NIA and the NIA as first and second defendants respectively is challenging the dismissal. The claimant is asking the court to determine whether the procedure adopted by the defendants in the process leading to his purported dismissal is in compliance with Article 8(1) and (2) of the National Securities Agency Act (CAPS 278) 1986. He also want the court to determine whether in view

of the extant provisions of Article 8(1) and (2) of the National Securities Ac (CAPS 278) 1986, retired Directors of NIA are competent to sit as members in the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC) and if not, whether the failure of the Defendants to set up a competent Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee SSDC to look into the allegation levied against him constitutes a violation of his constitutional right to fair hearing? The claimant equally asks the court to determine whether the purported letter

dismissing him issued by the defendants on March 6, 2018 is not unlawful, null and void and of no effect whatsoever. He however prays the court that the in the circumstance of affirmative answers to the his questions, whether he is not entittled to be reinstated as Director of NIA. He therefore prays the court for a declaration that the procedure adopted by the defendants in the process leading to his dismissal falls short of the provisions of Articles 8(1) and (2) of the National Securities Agency Act (Cap 278 LFN) 1986 and is null

and void. He also prays the court for a declaration that by th virtue of the provisions of Articles 8(1) and (2) of the National Securities Agency Act (Cap 278 LFN) 1986, retired Directors and former members of the NIA are not competent to sit as as members in the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee. The claimant further asks the court to declare that the failure of the defendants to set up a competent Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee to look into the allegations levied against him is a violation of his constitutional right to fair

hearing. Also, he wants the court to declare that the purported letter of his dismissal issued by the defendants on March 6,2018 is unlawful, null and void and of no effect whatsoever. He therefore prays for an order of court reinstating him as a Director and the Acting Director General of the NIA. He is also praying the court for an order for the payment of his salaries and entitlements from the period of his unlawful dismissal to the point of his reinstatement. No date has been fixed for the hearing of the matter.


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Killings: Dabiri-Erewa seeks review of Nigeria, S’Africa early warning signals Doosuur Iwambe, Abuja

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called for an urgent review of the Early Warning Signal (EWS) put in place by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa early last year. She also urged Nigeria to speed up the process of finalising its implementation by South Africa. This development was informed by the latest killings of two young Nigerians in that country.

According to the Presidential aide who expressed serious concern over the continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa, the review and urgent implementation has become imperative as the attacks in South Africa are not reducing but instead increasing at an alarming rate. In a statement issued by her Media Aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she said the efforts that led to the establishment of the EWS by both countries are not working, “as the present mechanisms seem to do little or nothing to prevent the occurrences of these killings.’’

Dabiri-Erewa once again appealed to Nigerians living in South Africa to remain calm and shelve their proposed mass protest and await immediate intervention from both countries to stop the killings and bring the culprits to justice. She noted that while four South African policemen are already on trial for allegedly killing Nigerians in South Africa, it is imperative that anyone found culpable must be punished. It would be recalled that the Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, told journalists

that two more Nigerians were killed in South Africa in the past eight days. Miller identified the latest victims as Francis Ochuba, a native of Ngodo community in the Umnneochi Local Government Area of Abia and Chidi Ibebuike, a native of Uturu in the Isikwuato Local Government Area also in Abia. “Ochuba, a property owner, was shot dead alongside his estate agent, a female South African on May 5. They were shot dead as they visited the tenant occupying Ochuba’s house to collect rent. “The incident occurred in

Central Johannesburg, while Ibebuike was shot dead at the entrance to his house at Hazyview in Mpumalanga on May 13. “Ibebuike’s car was subsequently, snatched by yet to be identified gunmen. “The chairman of the Nigeria Union in Mpumalanga Province, Mr Amadi in company of other compatriots, has reported the incident to the South African police authorities and investigation is underway.” Up to 800,000 Nigerians, mostly young people, reside in South Africa, according to unofficial estimates.

Attacks: Lawmaker lauds approval of N10bn for rehabilitation of communities A lawmaker in the Osun State House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for approving N10 billion for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks in parts of the country. Oyintiloye Obokun (APC)

said the move which is being overseen by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is a step in the right direction saying rehabilitation of the affected communities and return of victims to their settlement is a laudable effort The lawmaker who doubles as the Chairman, House

Committee on Information and Strategy said the commitment of President Buhari to provide effective security, ensure that affected people can go back to their homes and rebuild those communities, restore farms, support traders and ensure that children are back in school as remarkable.

Olatunbosun who condoled with the families that lost loved ones said unity of purpose is needed among Nigerians to win the war against insurgency, urging Nigerians to dismiss the religious colorations and other biased sentiments that are always attached to

criminal attacks and killings in the country. Benue state had experienced several attacks by persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, leading to the killing of hundreds of people, with thousands currently displaced from their ancestral lands

Front row L-R: Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; President Muhammadu Buhari; APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun and others during their visit to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. . . on Wednesday

Family wants justice for slain daughter by NSCDC official Patrick Okohue

The family of 18-yearold Lateefat Kofoworola Abubakar, who was shot in the head by an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) last weekend in Oyo State, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to assist

in ensuring that justice prevails in the gruesome murder of their daughter. The deceased was killed by the NSCDC personnel at IdiOro, Dugbe area of Ibadan while on her way to get drugs at a pharmacy store. It was gathered that the late Kofoworola who wrote her last WAEC papers three days before her sudden death, had earlier complained of headache at about 12noon on the fateful Saturday. It was further gathered that a fracas had ensued between

two factions of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the area, during the conduct of the May 13th local government elections in the state and NSCDC men who were supposed to control the situation started shooting sporadically from the vehicle on getting to the scene and the bullet hit the young girl. Her elder sibling, Gbemisola, who addressed newsmen in Ibadan said what they want is justice since the NSCDC personnel lied he lost his foothold while he was coming down from their vehicle and his

gun triggered off by itself “we pray to Allah to grant my sister Aljanah Firdaus. But all we seek for is justice,” Gbemisola noted. Gbemisola rues the NSCDC personnel’s statement when her family visited him in police custody. According to her, ‘’what he (the suspect) told us is pure lie, how can a security person who have common sense say gun triggered itself while he was coming down from the vehicle. In his reaction, father of the victim, Kolawole Abubakar,

debunked reports making the rounds that the governor has visited the family to commiserate with them. Meanwhile, the Oyo State Police Command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu in his reply to journalists over the weekend said the suspect, an NSCDC personnel, is in police custody. According to Ajisebutu the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Odude, has directed the State Investigation and Intelligence Department, Iyaganku to carry out diligent investigation into the incident.

9 News Quintuplets’ parents to get N500,000 monthly from Lagos First Lady Wife of the Governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has volunteered a monthly allowance of N500, 000 for the next twelve months, for the care of quintuplets born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Obiefuna of Orile Iganmu, a suburb of the State. Quintuplets are five babies born from one pregnancy. Other welfare arrangements by the Governor’s wife for the newborns include: supply of diapers for one year; supply of baby milk and other essentials for one year, all these in addition to two bus-loads of baby essentials like beds, mattresses, diapers, boxes of cloths, socks, pants, caps, etc, that accompanied her on a visit to the infants, at the Lagos Island Maternity. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode also gave an undisclosed sum of money, for the care of the babies; three boys and two girls, who weighed between 1.5kg and 2kg respectively. Speaking at the maternity ward, the Governor’s wife who was visibly elated and brimming with smiles, thanked God for the safe delivery of the infants and commended their mother, for regularly attending her ante-natal sessions in a government hospital. She urged expectant mothers in the State to shun quacks and self medication, but to register early and diligently attend ante-natal clinics in government hospitals, for standard medical care. According to her, “You can all see why it is good to register in a government hospital where standard medical care is guaranteed. This woman registered early and regularly attended her ante-natal clinics. The result is that all five babies were safely delivered to the glory of God”. She commended the entire medical team, especially the Consultant, Dr. Ogungbemile Babalola, for their professional service, stressing that the government would always prioritize health care service for expectant mothers, to eradicate maternal and infant mortality in the State. Mrs. Ambode, who later inspected the maternity ward, promised further donations to the hospital, to strengthen maternal and infant service delivery in the hospital. Father of the babies, Mr. Augustine Obiefuna, copiously thanked the Governor and his wife, for their rare benevolence and generosity, which according to him transcended ethnic and tribal considerations. He said, “We are surprised that despite being non indigenes of the State, the Governor and his wife could show us so much love and kindness. They are just wonderful. We never imagined that Her Excellency could personally come here to see our new babies. We cannot stop praying for them and their children, for God’s favour, protection and wisdom at all times.” It the first set of quintuplets born in the State this year.


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POWA seeks strengthened measures to check drug abuse, cultism

By Charles Onyekwere, Abakaliki

President of Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA), Mrs Asmau Idris, has called for strengthened efforts to check drug abuse and cultism among youths in the society. Idris, who is also the Wife of the Inspector-General of Police, made the call while addressing a mammoth crowd in Enugu after a five-kilometre walk on ``Campaign Against Drug Abuse and Cultism Among Youths in Enugu State.’’ The walk featured distribution

of leaflets containing messages against drug abuse and cultism as well as banners with various inscriptions against drug abuse and cultism among youths. The messages in the leaflets and banners read: ``Drug Abuse and Cultism Lead to Death’’; ``Stop Your Child from Bad Companies”; “Shun all Forms of Hard Drug Smoking or Inhalation’’ and ``Drug Free Life Promotes Healthy Living’’. Idris noted that as a mother she felt concern on the large number of youths taking to drug abuse and cultism in the society; adding that ``the earlier we start to act and redeem our

children from these vices the better for the society’’. “We have observed all these years that drug abuse is the underlining and underpinning factor for most crimes especially violent crimes in the society. “So, we are saying no to that; and encouraging every other mother and right thinking Nigerians to join hands with POWA to rid our streets of drugs, cultists and gangsters,’’ she said. The POWA boss also urged religious leaders, opinion leaders and parents not to keep quiet but “keep talking to youths already displaying signs

of deviance and keeping bad companies’’. Idris also gave financial empowerment package to 30 police wives for them to support their petty businesses after observing what the women had displayed as what they leant from the POWA Skill Acquisition Centre in the state. In his lecture, Dr Anthony Ohanyere, Enugu State Commander of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said that families should do more to ensure sound moral up-bringing of children. Ohanyere, whose lecture was titled: ``Drug Abuse and its

Negative Effect on the Youths’’, said that parents must ensure that they are both emotionally and physically close to their children to know the companies, books and films they associate with.’’ Earlier, Mrs Bilkisu Danmallam, the Chairperson of POWA Enugu State Chapter, said that POWA had been in the forefront of empowering police wives by instituting routine training for them on cake, confectionary, bread, soap/detergent making as well as make-up and decoration designs. Danmallam noted that POWA was already setting up a modern

POWA Secretariat and MultiPurpose Skill Acquaisation Centres in Enugu to ensure that no woman in the barrack is idle ``but have something to support her home.’’ Responding, one of the beneficiaries of the POWA empowerment, Mrs Franca Nwachukwu, thanked the wives of the Inspector-General of Police and commissioner of police for ensuring that they are resourceful financially. The wife of the Deputy Inspector-General of Police incharge of the South-East, Mrs Chioma Ntomchukwu, also graced the event.

Pro-Atiku group decries FG’s lack of modern approach to economic management Tom Okpe, Abuja All-Atiku Support Group (AASG), has condemned the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, for not applying modern approach to managing the Nigerian

economy. Besides, the group blamed Buhari Media Organisation for criticising the proposal by Atiku Abubakar to privatize some aspects of the oil and gas sector as a display of poor knowledge about modern economic management, saying

Malaysia, Brazil and Saudi Arabia have privatized their national oil companies. The Buhari Media Support had recently criticised the proposal by former vice-president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to privatize oil and gas sector, especially the country’s refineries

describing it as callous and anti-people. Atiku, a presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said that he would embark on this privatization exercise if he is elected President in the2019 elections which

the BMO finds unpalatable “the texture of this proposal at this point in the development trajectory of our country”. The AASG in a press statement signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi, on Wednesday said that the

Representative of Lagos State Governor and Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye (5th right); Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Pensions, Dr, Akintola Benson (4th right); Senior Management, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Miss Prisca Ndu (3rd right); Special Adviser to the Governor, Office of Overseas Affairs & Investment, Prof. Ademola Abass (2nd right); Head of Service, Mrs. Folasade Adesoye (right); Managing Director, Infrastructure Development & Energy Company (INDECO), Mr. Eric Opah (5th left) and other members of the State Executive Council during the commissioning of the newly Procured Construction Equipment for the State’s Public Works and Drainages, at Edward Hotonu Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. . . on Wednesday

APC National Convention: Young stakeholders reject micro- zoning Tom Okpe, Abuja Members under the auspices of Young Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC), have rejected the plan by the party to microzoned positions ahead of its forthcoming national convention, accusing the Abubakar Baraje-led New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), in APC of plot to destabilise the ruling party.

Addressing a press conference on Monday in Abuja, National Field Director of the forum, Alwa Hassan, also rejected the plan by some party leaders and governors to hand pick individuals who will occupy various offices zoned to each geo-political zone. Hassan, said that the APC as a progressive party which represents the collective will of all her members must not only conduct her affairs differently but must be seen as doing it

right. He insisted that delegates to the coming National Convention must be allowed to freely elect aspirants of their choice saying: “Every members of the party irrespective of their state of origin or residence must be allowed to contest for any position of their choice provided such position is one of those allocated to his or her zone”. Reacting to ultimatum given by the members of nPDP, the

young politicians said: “The action of the Kawu Baraje led group which issued a seven day ultimatum to the party in a letter alleging marginalisation, maltreatment and witch-hunt is not only embarrassing, but a deliberate ploy to destabilize our great party. “It’s either you are a member of the APC or You are not. From the day of the merger all bodies ceases to exist. Suffice to say that the claim of marginalisation by the nPDP cannot be true

when their members occupy various positions in the States as governor, at National Assembly senate president and speaker of the House of Representatives, Cabinet Members and Board members of parastatal constituted by the President”. They, however, called on the nPDP to channel their grievances appropriately and join hands with other stakeholders to move the party forward.

Buhari administration was least qualified to pass a remark about ideas geared towards modernizing and optimizing the operations of the Nigerian oil and gas sector, and indeed of any other sector of the economy. “What the BMO has done by its criticism of Atiku’s proposal is to further expose its lack of knowledge in the ways modern economies are run. As it is today, the NNPC is unprofitable, unwieldy and not accountable. Compared to its contemporaries like PETRONAS of Malaysia and Petro bras of Brazil which have since liberalized and modernized its operations, the NNPC still riddles in inefficiency and obvious lack of capacity. “There are clearly good examples of how liberalization of some sectors of the economy had benefitted Nigerians such as in the telecommunications industry and the banking industry. If the Obasanjo/ Atiku administration had held on to NITEL, we wouldn’t have had the GSM revolution. If our commercial banks were not recapitalized, we still would be having failed banks. It is important to note that similar groups to the BMO had opposed the banking consolidation and telecoms revolution as anti-people, but history has shown that they were wrong.’’ “This administration pays over N1.4 Trillion annually on subsidy on fuel consumption in Nigeria, a staggering 386% when compared to the figure of N774 million daily given in March this year. Till this day, ordinary Nigerians have no idea how much revenue the NNPC makes in crude sales and the NNPC continues to drench in corruption without transparency and accountability,’’ he said.


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Politics Al-Mustapha denies leaving GPN, says those behind his exit rumour mischief makers Former Chief Security Officer (CSO), to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (Rtd), has described as “false and mischief,” a report that he has abandoned the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), where he is a major stakeholder. Reacting to the report in Abuja yesterday in a release signed by his spokesman, Mr. Babatunde Mustapha, the Yobe State born intelligence Military Officer said the report “is a gross act of mischief by whosoever created this unfounded story,” asserting that, “Hamza Al-Mustapha belongs to the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), and still remains solidly in the party.”

According to the release, Al- Mustapha is in the party for “the sole interests of our women and men, our youths, people with disability, our heroes, both living and dead.” The spokesman used the opportunity to reiterate that, “GPN is gathering momentum alongside Hamza Al-Mustapha to step forward into the arena for the common people of Nigeria.” While assuring the media of his unshaken confidence in them, Al-Mustapha urged practitioners to play the journalistic game according to its ethics and ethos, just as he asked the writer of the false story to retract it and apologise, describing the offensive report as figment of the writers wild imagination.

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Atiku support groups berate Buhari’s men, say they display ignorance of modern economy The All-Atiku Support Group (AASG)has blamed the criticism by the Buhari Media Organisation of the proposal by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to privatise some aspects of the oil and gas sector as a display of poor knowledge about modern economic management. The AASG in a press statement signed by its Coordinator, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi said that the Buhari administration was least qualified to pass a remark about ideas geared towards modernising and optimising the operations of the Nigerian oil and gas sector, and indeed of any other sector of the economy. “What the BMO has done by its criticism of Atiku’s proposal is to further expose its lack of knowledge in the ways modern economies are run. As it is today, the NNPC is unprofitable, unwieldy and not accountable. Compared to its contemporaries like Petronas of Malaysia and Petrobras of Brazil which have since liberalised and modernised its operations, the NNPC still riddles in inefficiency and obvious lack of capacity.” Continuing, the group said: “There

are clearly good examples of how liberalisation of some sectors of the economy had benefitted Nigerians such as in the telecommunications industry and the banking industry. If the Obasanjo/Atiku administration had held on to NITEL, we wouldn’t have had the GSM revolution. If our commercial banks were not recapitalised, we still would be having failed banks. It is important to note that similar groups to the BMO had opposed the banking consolidation and telecoms revolution as anti-people, but history has shown that they were wrong. “The trend the world over is for countries to liberalise the downstream sub-sector of the oil sector to improve efficiency and ensure product availability at all times. We are surprised that the BMO is ignorant of Saudi Arabia’s celebrated decision to privatise Aramco and raise needed cash to fund its social and economic services. We know exactly who the masquerades are: they are the very people who feed fat on the misfortune that has befallen the refineries - largely as a result of the

inaction of the government. “What will happen when the NNPC is liberalised is that the company will be more transparent and accountable and Nigerians can actually buy into the shares of the NNPC. Maybe, by that time too, we could have energy revolution. “Tying the proposal for the liberalisation of NNPC to ‘amplifying the long condemned IMF recommendation’ smacks of illiteracy and a poor attempt to hoodwink Nigerians about the shadiness in the operations of the NNPC,” the group said. “For an administration that campaigned heavily about jettisoning subsidy regime and ‘stabilising global oil prices’ coming out to criticise a workable idea to liberalise the country’s oil and gas sector is unfortunate to say the least,” the statement said. The group noted that while the operations and revenue of the Nigerian oil giant has been shrouded in secrecy for years past, it is worrisome that a group such as Buhari Media Organisation will employ cheap blackmail to cover up the operations of the NNPC, saying such

tendencies isn’t in line with the change that Nigerians expected. “Today, this administration pays over N1.4 Trillion annually on subsidy on fuel consumption in Nigeria, a staggering 386% when compared to the figure of N774 million daily given in March this year. Till this day, ordinary Nigerians have no idea how much revenue the NNPC makes in crude sales and the NNPC continues to drench in corruption without transparency and accountability. “The contradiction inherent in the position of President Buhari on subsidy is evident for Nigerians to see. After saying there was no subsidy, to making Nigerians buy fuel at the highest price in the history of this country without palliative or cushioning effects to Nigerians and now paying over 1 trillion naira on subsidy. This same contradiction attendant upon by shallow understanding of economics is what leaves Nigeria with a jumbled compassless economy devoid of defined ideology. The world has moved beyond indecision,” the statement said.

APC Reps have endorsed Oshiomhole’s chairmanship bid — Gbajabiamila The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the House have endorsed former Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the next chairman of the ruling party. Speaking on Wednesday, Gbajiabiamila said the APC House members met with Oshiomhole and are now convinced that the former Edo State governor possess adequate qualities to lead the ruling party. “We sat down for over two hours with Comrade Oshiomhole and had a heart-to-heart discussion and we are all on the same page,” Gbajabiamila said on a Twitter update Wednesday morning. “As a result of that solicitation, we as the @ OfficialAPCNg caucus in the House of Representatives believe in him.” “We have more or less endorsed him,” he emphasised. Oshiomhole joined the race for the chairmanship of the ruling party last week, following weeks of high-profile endorsements that reportedly included that of President Muhammadu Buhari. A former Lagos State governor and major broker in the APC, Bola Tinubu, is also said to be backing Mr Oshiomhole. Oshiomhole’s victory is all but assured in the party’s convention slated for June 23. The incumbent chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, has reportedly withdrawn from the race after calculating that he will not be able to neutralise the threat posed by Oshiomhole. The APC restricted its chairmanship slot to Edo State, making it difficult to find another viable choice outside Oshiomhole. Oshiomhole, who stepped down as Edo governor after completing two terms, said he would lead the party to a better future. Should he go ahead to become the party’s chairman as widely expected, he would spend his early weeks mending fences within the party.

Tinubu, Ambode commiserate with George over son’s death National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode have commiserated with the former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George over the

death of his son, Dipo. Dipo died last Thursday in a Lagos Hospital after a brief illness. Tinubu in his condolence letter to George on behalf of himself and his family urged George to accept their condolences and sympathy. “It is for us to keep in remembrance the good person that

your son was and to honour him by living up to ideals of charity and love towards all. “I pray that God bestows on you and your family a special grace to strengthen and carry on through this moment,” Tinubu said. Ambode in his own condolence letter written on behalf of the Lagos

Statgovernment and his family sympathised with George and pray that Almighty who knows best should give him the fortitude to bear the huge loss. “May you find the courage and strength to move forward knowing that he lived a good life,” Ambode prayed in the letter.

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‘Umahi’s performace prompts my return to PDP’ Chief Fidelis Nnachi Inya, is the 3rd National Vice President, Chartered Institute of Professional Printers of Nigeria. He desires to represent his people of Afikpo North East Constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly. In this interview with EDWARD NNACHI, in his Afikpo home, Inya said he wouldn’t mind getting poorer to give his people dividends of democracy. It’s been awhile after a fierce battle in the 2015 election. What have you been up to since then? Yes, 2015 was a good experience for me. At least I have had a lot of experience after that time. The kind of experience I have had after 2015, is the type that you can’t buy in the market. Since then I have been doing what I know how to do best, that’s practising my profession as a chartered printer. And I have been following the trends in politics as well, at the local, state and federal levels. And I have been keenly monitoring political situations in the country; and it’s been a wonderful experience for me so far, so good. In the last election, you ran on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Are you still going to run under that platform or have you changed party? No, not at all. What really happened in 2015 was that I wanted to be consistent with what I was doing, and I didn’t want people to see me as somebody who was there and here. I came up through the exgovernor’s camp. And eventually, that camp couldn’t have its way. I’m talking about the Labour Party, which the former governor was spearheading. When the then deputy governor, who is the incumbent governor was denied ticket by the Labour Party, I said I can make it on my own; and under the circumstance, I moved to SPD. But after the whole thing I decided to go back to the PDP. Not just that I have come back to PDP, I have discovered the uncommon gift that God has endowed our present governor with. I was encouraged to come back to this great party, because of the good works the governor is doing in Ebonyi State. The man is working magic in this state so much so, it would be difficult to replace him. The likes of Umahi are God’s gifts. It’s hard to find a governor-technocrat with this vast experience, which he has. So, when I saw what he was doing, I said it would be worthwhile to continue to identify with this team, the PDP. It’s not just that I have political ambition; but, I’m enjoined by the fact that the present governor has done what past administrations could not do in the last 16 years. He has achieved so much just in three years. I have only taken the bold step to run, because our current representative in the House of Assembly said she wasn’t interested in going again. I told myself I can do this job. Otherwise,

Inya I wouldn’t have shown interest at all to run. Therefore, my coming back to PDP is not just for election purposes, but to support the marvelous works of the governor. And every right-thinking Ebonyian should equally support him. And I don’t need his money to campaign for him. My bid to contest election, is just an opportunity; nothing more. My coming back to PDP is bolstered by Umahi’s performance in office. So you think the governor has performed well to deserve reelection in 2019? The governor does not only deserve reelection in 2019, he earns it. Why? What we have seen in this state under Umahi, has never happened before in the history of Ebonyi State. I have never seen a focused and determined governor. In fact, what surprises me most is the governor is performing greatly here, at a time resources accruing to the state are meager. Remember, he has had predecessors before he

came on board and when these people were there as governors, they couldn’t perform, the surplus resources at their disposal then, notwithstanding. Yet even with lean resources, the governor’s performance is more than 101 per cent, and so for me, he has earned reelection come 2019. And that’s why I’m a die-hard member of Dave Umahi-for-Second Tenure (DUFSET). Our agenda is nothing else than Umahi’s reelection for second term in 2019; Chief Fidelis Nnachi Inya’s ambition, to represent the people of Afikpo North East in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, has nothing to do with DUFSET. This political support group, DUFSET is poised to ensure that the governor returns in 2019. This is because we believe he has done what no governor has done in this state. And if he could go for second term, Ebonyi will be better for it. And it’s our fervent prayer to see him secure second tenure.

I have only taken the bold step to run, because our current representative in the House of Assembly said she wasn’t interested in going again. I told myself I can do this job. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have shown interest at all to run. Therefore, my coming back to PDP is not just for election purposes, but to support the marvelous works of the governor. And every right-thinking Ebonyian should equally support him. And I don’t need his money to campaign for him. My bid to contest election, is just an opportunity; nothing more. My coming back to PDP is bolstered by Umahi’s performance in office

You have been in the game for long. However, share with us why you want to represent your people in the House of Assembly. Since I started in 2015, I have discovered that those who have represented us, have not maintained a minimum standard while representing us. None of them, and I repeat, none of them has weighed that minimum standard of representation. For instance, Dave Umahi has shown us minimum standard, as governor of the state. So I don’t think anyone who desires to go there, would not be conscious of this fact and, would take governance as child’s play again. The governor has set minimum standard, showing that when you get there, you are bound to perform. People will accuse you and say remember, Dave Umahi was there and he did this and this, then what are you doing. The same thing goes to the House of Assembly position. The primary duty there is to represent the people and inform them what government policies are, and tell them this and this are what government expects of them, so that so, so, so and so policies of government could better their lives. Tell the people what government plans to do for the constituency and from so, so, so and so time it will begin and end. We have nothing like that in this constituency. Our people have been under-represented. Our people perceive government the way they see it; while in the real sense of it, the people should perceive government through our representatives. They should be the ones to tell the people government

is working or government is not working. That’s their primary duty. They should be able to, from time to time, call for town-hall meeting, get the people inform of what’s happening in government; so that people don’t form opinion about the government, either negative or positive. Again, when our representatives are doing their work, even when there’s a negative rumour about the government, people would be happy because they have the right information. And this right information can only be transmitted through the peoples’ representatives. This is totally lacking. However, I thank God for the person who is currently representing us here. She is doing her very best; but, it’s not yet Uluru with our people in terms of representation. However, if I’m given the opportunity, the people will surely be better for it. God’s willing you emerge the member representing Afikpo North East constituency in the House of Assembly, what would you do for your people? Just like I said before, I will make sure my office is accessible and I will ensure that the people know what’s going on in government. Also, I will always make sure that whatever benefit from government to my people, get to them. I guarantee my people 100 per cent accessibility, transparency and equal-representation. It’s not a boast, my people will be better for it. I have got an uncommon track record of good leadership. My pedigree is there for people to look at and I have handled many official duties, without anyone raising his or her finger to accuse me of any wrong. Even as the 3rd National Vice Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Professionals Printers of Nigeria, the records are there; as the Chairman of Aderigigbe/ Mbanugo Street Association, Surulere-Lagos for seven years, go and check my records. And I equally ask people to go to Lagos, where I’m also the present chairman, Afikpo Town Welfare Association (ATWA), Surulere Branch and check my records. It’s not a boast. I have left legacies, and if given the chance to serve my people, I will get there and I will even get poorer in order to satisfy the yearnings of my people. But I will be happier for it. My people will benefit more under my leadership. I’m happier when my people are happy. I will ensure there’s equity-if there’s anything for the constituency, which consists of seven wards, I will not undermine anyone. Whatever is due for one ward, will get to the others. In fact, I have learnt so much from the present governor of the state, who has a way of getting to the grassroots to know what the needs of the people are and then ensure, those needs are met.


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OUR POSITION TSA and matters arising

oming against the backdrop of the need to ensure accountability in the handling of government revenue, enhance transparency and check misapplication of public funds, the Buhari administration introduced the policy of Treasury Single Account (TSA) into public accounting system at the federal level about 18 months ago. Under the system, all government revenues, receipts and income are collected into one single account, usually maintained by the Central Bank of Nigeria while all payments are done through the same account. In the main, TSA enables proper monitoring of government receipts, expenditure and helps to block most leakages in government. Such leakages have over the years largely contributed to the slow growth of the economy. With the introduction of TSA came a better cash management of government funds, elimination of idle funds usually left with different commercial banks and enhanced reconciliation of revenue collection and payment. In particular, since the accounts of Ministries, Departments and Agencies

(MDAs) of government with the money deposit banks are zeroed every day, the banks no longer have access to the float provided by the accounts they maintained for the MDAs. The introduction of TSA in 2015 has been a source of pain to money deposit banks. This is because prior to the introduction of TSA, public sector funds constituted a large chunk of commercial banks’ deposits. Indeed, when TSA was introduced, the commercial banks held more than N2.2 trillion of public sector funds. The impact of such a huge amount of money leaving the banking system was debilitating and excruciating to the banks and to the country’s economy. Far more disturbing to the banks was the movement of funds of revenue generating parastatals such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), out of commercial banks. For the banks, implementation of the TSA policy brought some unintended consequences, such as deposit depletion, resulting in low asset quality, decreased revenue and liquidity stress, thus affecting the operation of all the banks and visiting economic hardship on Nigerians at a time the country was going through an agonising recession. In the absence of cheap public sector accounts, the banks were forced to

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reposition their strategies to survive in the light of the new realities forced on them by the government. In the main, the banks responded by concentrating more on their traditional roles of savings aggregation and financial intermediation. To improve their performance, the banks also became more innovative in generating revenue to support their operations and improve their profitability. Some of them increased interest rates on deposits to attract more customers, while some increased the interest rates on their loans to shore up their profitability. It is admitted that government is the largest spender in the economy. At the commencement of the execution of TSA, more than N2.2 trillion of the Federal Government MDAs’ funds were pulled out of the deposit money banks with debilitating impact on banks’ liquidity and hampering their ability to successfully carry out their financial intermediation. In all, while the coming on board of TSA has helped in no small measure to streamline government revenue and expenditure therefrom, it should not be out of place for the government to fine-tune the policy with a view to address the pains resulting from its implementation.

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Child rights in 21st century education system (II)

T Wahab Shittu

he schools therefore essentially need to integrate the creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills required of world class workers and ethical citizens & prioritize the depth not breadth of learning, promote cross-disciplinary, team-based problem solving, adapting to the emerging advances in digital technologies & preparing students for working lives that may span a range of occupations, many of which may not currently exist. In the last two decades, there has been a global movement toward rethinking the learning opportunities children need to thrive in their lives, careers, and make meaningful contributions to their local and global communities. As a result, in many developed countries, national curricula and policies have increasingly reflected learning approaches that focus on the development of the whole person, providing students with opportunities to develop a broad range of skills. The great educationalist John Dewey’s concept of the centrality of the voice of the learner in the teaching process is mirrored in Article 12 of The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), which expressly states that when adults are making decision that affect children, children have the right to have their opinions taken into account and their views respected. This

concept was further extended in the science of listening articulated and embraced by Loris Malaguzzi in the pre-schools of Reggio-Emilia in Northern Italy. However it is instructive to note that the voice of the child continues to be largely absent from practice and policy contexts. As parents, teachers and researchers, we need to develop innovative and creative ways to support children in expressing their views and in doing so, develop both the art of a voice and the art of listening. Increasingly research is demonstrating that meaningful participation enhances children’s self-esteem and confidence, promotes overall development and develops autonomy, independence, social competence and resilience. Furthermore children’s higher-order thinking skills are significantly enhanced when children are afforded opportunities to speak. Parents, teachers and researchers have a particular moral and ethical responsibility to ensure that the inclusion of children’s voices remains a priority in education, particularly in this era of global unrest and uncertainty. THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD UNDER NIGERIAN LAW Since 1924, when the League of Nations adopted the Geneva Declaration of the Right of the Child, the international community has made a series of firm commitments to children to ensure that their rights-to survival, health, education, protection and participation, among others are met.

The most far-reaching and comprehensive of these commitments is the Convention on the Right of the Child, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and ratified by 192 countries including Nigeria. As the most widely endorsed human right treaty in history, the convention, together with its optional protocols, lay out in specific terms the legal duties of government to children. Hence, children’s survival, development and protection now become a matter of moral and legal obligation and no longer a matter of charitable concern. In Nigeria, children’s Rights are protected by law under the Child Rights Act of 2003 and held sacred, not only does the law protect the child; it also stipulates punishment for adults who take advantage of children or seek to negatively influence them. The law seeks to prevent cruelty against children while stating the rights and obligations of the Nigerian Child. Prior to the 2003 Child Rights Act, Nigerian child protection was defined by the Children and Young People’s Act (CYPA), a law relating primarily to juvenile justice. In 2003, Nigeria adopted the Child Rights Act to domesticate the Convention on the Rights of the Child. THE MEANING AND SCOPE OF THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION The right to education is a right of every human being, from childhood until the end of life, without discrimination under any grounds.

Obasa: The Making of Agege’s Political Leader

I Afolabi Ayantayo

t is no gainsaying the fact that Lagos State Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Ajayi Obasa is the dominant name in the sphere of politics in Agege. In banners, posters and signposts, different faces of the Speaker straddle the township. His acceptance as the leader of all political groups within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Agege Federal Constituency is unassailable. And many still strive to team up with him, even from outside the APC enclave. Daily, the quintessential politician receives droves of decampees from other parties across the political divides in Agege. That the Speaker will be returned by the people of his constituency for another term as their representative is no longer the issue, as both his party and the entire populace are resolute on that, what with many benefits that have accrued to the community upon his ascending the speakership seat. The issue is maintaining our current status as a stakeholder in the affairs of our exemplary state, Lagos. This is because, for a long time Agege has lagged firmly behind in terms of physical and human development until the current ascendancy of Mr Speaker. That his speakership position has benefited us immensely is an understatement. Hardly has any other community benefitted so much from the speakership position at any time in the history of Lagos State than our own humble Agege. The cornucopia of this position is felt by almost all inhabitants of the entire Agege kingdom. And

to add to all these is the enigmatic personality of the Speaker himself. Affable, humble, attentive, focused, hardworking, intelligent, experienced, dynamic and above all, pious, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa is a shining example to many aspiring youths in whatever vocation they find themselves. Many are born into leadership, many work their ways to leadership while many grow up to attain leadership, in the case of Obasa, for those of us who have been with him right from the beginning of his legislative career, the man had been dogged in his pursuit of the apex of his career. And it has not been easy, what with weathering many political storms that fill the paths of Nigerian politicians who manage to clinch their choice positions. As an astute politician, Obasa’s mind is recondite and impenetrable. Not given to too many words, the prayerful legislator operates with a fiery tenacity in the pursuit of his goals which he has achieved for himself and many of his followers who have benefited immensely from his political endeavors. Initially wrongly perceived by many as arrogant, inattentive and unresponsive, many have now learned that he is actually humble, simple and easy to work with if only you recognize his forthright, truthful and upright dispositions. He has been benevolent to many who needed assistance not only within Agege but all over the state, but he won’t make noise about it. These assertions are verifiable by anyone in doubt as the Speaker operates an open door policy both at his constituency office and his office

at LAHA complex. Another important aspect of the Mudasiru Obasa narrative is the glamour, charm, candor and prestige that his personality has attracted to the seat. By operating with panache, grace and amity among his colleagues at the house, the state governor Mr. Akinwumi Ambode and our great leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he has been able to gain their confidence and friendship much to the chagrin of his detractors. Without mincing words, it would be difficult for his successors to fill his shoes upon leaving office. His popularity across the entire nation is unprecedented and this should be a source of glory and pride to us back home in Agege, a town relegated and unrecognized, perceived by many as lowdown township of peasants and riffraffs now respected by many as Lagos State’s speaker’s home base. If we could produce a speaker why not a governor in the nearest future? As a versatile, ebullient and proficient Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudasiru Obasa has led the Lagos House of Assembly to be the most productive assembly in Africa. One of the major impact this proficiency has on the assembly is the adoption, by the house, of the native language of Lagos State, Yoruba, as a language of proceedings. This bold step aimed at resuscitating our dying language further bore upon the Lagos State Government into making Yoruba a compulsory subject in all basic and secondary schools in the state. Indeed, by the landmark achievements that the Speaker has recorded in his first term, we

are rest assured that his second term would be more eventful and equally scandal free. This is because Obasa has learnt the ropes and garnered requisite experiences over the years at the Assembly. It gladdens my heart that we’re speaking with one voice again after so much rancor, resentments and bitterness elicited by last year’s contests. All along, the Speaker, as I was aware then, was all for peaceful resolution of the issues that generated back then but some misconstrued his intentions for attempt at domination and all hell broke loose. Now, almost everyone is coming back to their senses: the hen is coming home to roost. And having rallied all political gladiators and political office holders in Agege together, from my humble self, to the two council chairmen: in the persons of Hon. J.S. Babatunde and Hon. Ganiyu Egunlobi; member, Lagos State House of Assembly representing constituency 02, Hon. Olayinka Ogundimu; state Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure, Hon. S.B. Adejare; member of the House of Representatives representing Agege Federal Constituency, Hon. Taofeek Adaranijo; former member, House of Representatives, Hon. Amunikoro; former member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu; among many others, Obasa successfully united all political forces in the community and this impacted heavily on the just concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congresses that took place in all political wards in both Orile Agege and Agege on Saturday, 5 May, 2018.


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Law and politics of impeachment (II)

Times Columnist MOHAMMED ADAMU

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It is the reason that the House Committee report warned that unlike in normal judicial circumstances, “past impeachments are not precedents to be read with an eye for an article of impeachment identical to allegations that may be currently under consideration

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mpeachment in a ‘presidential system’ is the equivalence of a ‘no-confidence vote’ in a ‘parliamentary one. In the U.S. it is initiated by the ‘House’ and closed with a conviction vote, by the ‘Senate’. In the UK it is commenced by the ‘Commons’, and via a trial sealed by the House of Lords. And whereas the Americans borrowed the concept from the British, the latter, has since moved on, retaining ‘impeachment’ more as a ‘keep-sake relic than as a remedial living law. Said ‘Black’s Law Dictionary’, “no case (of impeachment) has arisen (in UK) since 1801, and many British scholars (now) consider impeachment obsolete”. But the measure remains still, an albatross of the ‘presidential system’, looming always, like the Sword of Damocles, especially in the U.S. And this is in spite of the fact that, other than serving as a scarecrow, of the only 3 times it was activated even in the U.S., twice its targets -Andrew Johnson and Bill Clintonescaped unscathed. Plus, the third Richard Nixon, burdened by the weight of guilt, had infact voluntarily resigned even before the impeachment sword unsheathed. The U.S. Constitution says the President can be removed from office for “Treason”, “Bribery or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors”. Meaning on grounds of ‘serious’, ‘major’ or even ‘minor’ offences – ‘misdemeanors’ being ‘minor’ wrongs like ‘libel’ or ‘assault’, which are ‘less serious’ than ‘felonies’. And ‘felonies’ which are ‘serious’ crimes like ‘murder’ or ‘rape’, but which too, are ‘less serious’ than ‘treason’ or ‘sedition’. Why the Framers of the Constitution chose “high” rather than ‘major’ or ‘serious crimes’ has been subject of debate since Andrew Johnson. Many wondered what offences will constitute “high crimes” since it appears the Constitution distinguish them from ‘minor’, ‘major’ or ‘serious’ ones. Others have asked whether the ‘high’ in “high crimes and misdemeanors” also modifies “misdemeanor” –suggesting ‘high crimes’ as well as ‘high misdemeanors’. Should the phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” be

“limited to acts which would be indictable as criminal offences” or should it include “abuses of office or breaches of trust not constituting criminal acts?” The question being ‘whether an offence must be ‘criminal’ to be ‘impeachable’ or that certain non-criminal offences may be ‘impeachable’. At the Nixon trial some canvassed the ‘narrow’ view that the grounds for impeachment should be restricted to violation of the criminal code, while others to the ‘broad’ view that it extends to certain non-criminal, political or ‘administrative’ offences. Concerning ‘maladministrative’ wrongs many constitutional experts feared “the power of impeachment would be used too frequently if Congress were guided by such a general term”. It was the reason, many said, the now-equally-controversial phrase “high crimes and misdemeanors” was preferred over “the vaguer” term ‘maladministration’. An independent White House report said “only criminal offences which are found in the Constitution or laws of the United States and which are of a serious and public or governmental nature” should be grounds for impeachment. It argued that “impeachment and criminal law serve fundamentally different purposes”, and that the former (impeachment) “is remedial not penal and may be based on an entire course of action rather than individual acts”. Meaning, whereas criminal law is obligated to punish every crime committed, it is the consistency in the ‘breach’ of an article of impeachment and not just the ‘unlawfulness’ of the breach that may justify impeachment. But the report of the House Judiciary Committee, argued that ‘impeachment’ should “be addressed to serious offences (criminal or otherwise) against the system of government” with a view (only) to preventing conducts capable of subverting its structure or undermining

the integrity of its institutions. In line with this view, the post-Convention statement of Alexander Hamilton was quoted who described the subject of impeachment as “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or…from the abuse or violation of some public trust”. They are, he said “of a nature which may with peculiar propriety be denominated POLITICAL, as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society”. Thus it is not just about misconduct which exceeds ‘the constitutional bounds of the powers of the office (of the President) in derogation of the powers of another branch of the government ; or about conduct ‘incompatible with the proper function and purpose of the office (of the President), but it is about ‘employing the power of the office (of the President)’ for an improper purpose or for personal gain’. It is about the DELIBERATE conduct of the President which brings harm to the system, people or country as a whole. ‘DELIBRATE’ here meaning that the President intends so. It is the reason that the House Committee report warned that unlike in normal judicial circumstances, “past impeachments are not precedents to be read with an eye for an article of impeachment identical to allegations that may be currently under consideration”. Of greater significance it said “are the nature of the allegations”. It is the reason also that it said “impeachment is a constitutional remedy which the Framers intended to reach grave misconduct which is so injurious to constitutional institutions and the form of government” to justify removal of the President. It is interesting to note that whereas the House Judiciary Committee report believed that the Framers of the U.S. Constitution wished to avoid creating “too weak” an executive arm (as was the

case under the confederacy), the White House Staff report believed the Framers rather avoided creating “too strong a legislature” (as was the case under the same confederacy). Impeachment it said “was intended to provide a check on the President… but not to make him dependent on the unbridled will of the Congress”. The provision in Nigeria’s Constitution for “gross misconduct” as basis for impeaching a President will be no less jurisprudentially debatable than “high crimes and misdemeanors” has been. Because the question will then be asked: how ‘gross’ should ‘gross’ be?’ Is it ‘gross’ as in the ‘superfluity’ or ‘surfeit’ of a particular wrong, or as in the ‘cumulation’ of a series of ‘acts’? Or is it ‘gross’ as in the ‘weight’ or ‘gravity’ even of a single ‘act’? Or is it ‘gross’ as in the ‘flagrance’ or the ‘brazenness’ of an act or omission? Or by the way, should the ‘misconduct’ in ‘gross misconduct’ be a ‘criminal’, ‘political’ or even ‘administrative’ wrong ? In any case, although a Nigerian President will be exceeding his constitutional powers in derogation of the powers of another branch if he spends money without legislative approval, should the question not be asked whether the act was a ‘willful breach’, an ‘innocent mistake’, a ‘reckless inadvertence’ or in fact a ‘necessary violation’? Or should it not be asked whether that ‘misconduct’ was ‘intended to cause harm’ to the state, or whether it ‘has caused harm’ to the state, or whether it ‘could have caused harm’ to the state, or ‘may’ in the future, ‘cause harm’ to the state? In the course of the Clinton impeachment trial, Richard Gephardt, House Minority Leader said “Our founding fathers created a system of government of men, not of angels”. Concluded


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Buhari will win 2019 election without nPDP – el-Rufai Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir elRufai, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 election without the new People’s Democratic Party (nPDP). He said this during an interview with state house correspondents on Tuesday. El-Rufai said since 2003, Buhari had been winning elections in Kwara, Adamawa, Kano and Sokoto states where most of the nPDP members come from. “What are we talking about? Who are these new PDP people that

are threatening? This is Kwara, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Rivers but I don’t think Amaechi is part of them. So let’s take these four states, go back to 2003 and check,” he said. “Buhari then under ANPP won in all these four states. Go back to 2007, Buhari won in these four states. Even when Shekarau was running as a presidential candidate in 2011, Buhari defeated him in Kano. And, I have no doubt in my mind that even if the people threatening to leave, it will have absolutely no impact on

the presidential election, the president will win Sokoto, Kwara and Adamawa easily. “Kano is already in the bag, I mean if you saw the crowd that welcomed the president without the former governor KwanKwaso, Kano has always been the president’s base. To me that is not the issue, the issue is that they have written, they have expressed grievances, some of the grievances are legitimate and should be looked into. “But to threaten to leave the party is neither here nor there. If they are

honest with themselves they know that President Buhari will win those states with or without them. But if you have a grievance, we are a party and politics is a game of addition not subtraction, so we don’t want to lose anyone. “So, I think those the letters were addressed to ought to study it and look into what is reasonably possible to accommodate them because politics as I said is a game of addition.” In a letter signed by Olagunsoye Oyinlola and Kawu Baraje, leaders of the group, nPDP

requested to meet the president within seven days. Oyinlola resigned his membership of the APC less than 24 hours after the letter was submitted at the APC headquarters in Abuja and relinquished his position as chairman of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Their letter had generated reactions across the country, with Uche Secondus, chairman of the PDP, saying his party would reach out to the aggrieved nPDP leaders.

Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara(2nd left), Aspirant for the National Chairman All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomole(2nd right), Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (right) and Hon. E. J. Agbonayinma, during Oshiomole’s visit to the National Assembly. . . on Tuesday. Photo: Speaker’s Media Office

Saraki commissions 8 classrooms in Kwara school

By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commissioned eight-block of classrooms at Mandate Junior Secondary School, Adeta, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital. Saraki had through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) attracted the project to the beneficiary basic school. He equally distributed instructional materials during the brief but colourful ceremony held in the school premises. Speaking through the

Director General, Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) Mandate Office, Alhaji Musa Abdullahi, Saraki said the gesture was aimed at enhancing conducive learning environment for both the pupils and their teachers. He expressed optimism that the commissioning of the project as well as the distribution of instructional materials would go a long way in ensuring the growth and development of educational institutions in the state, particularly at the basic level. Saraki said the gesture was in continuation of his intervention in the education sector and in fulfilment of his promises to

the people. “This block of eight classrooms that is being delivered, to be accompanied with distribution of instructional materials to further aid learning, is a clear testimony of the priority placed on “total education” by the Senate President. “While the block of classrooms will add to the infrastructural development of the school and provide the students with conducive learning environment, the added materials will provide the students with useful learning aid for their all round development.

“The Senate President believes that our educated youths are the leaders of tomorrow and gestures such as this will no doubt put the Ilorin community in the forefront of academic pursuit. “This is the reason why the Senate President has devoted huge resources through his constituency office to education programmes. “The recent payment of JAMB fees for applicants and sponsoring of examination for Arabic students in the state is a course that Saraki is very committed to and will continue to do more on this front to uplift the educational pursuit

of the people, especially those who cannot afford it due to no fault of theirs. “During the 2018 WAEC registration, the Senate President paid WAEC fees for 554 students. He also paid school fees for 47 indigent students of Kwara State Polytechnic”, Abdullahi said. In her remarks, the Principal of the School, Mrs A.H. Shuaib, applauded the Senate President for his kind gesture. While pledging judicious utilisation of the facilities, the Principal expressed delight that the classrooms would assist greatly in de-congesting existing classrooms.

We’re set to wrestle power from APC, says Balewa National Chairman, Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), Dr. Abdul Jhalil Tafawa Balewa, on Tuesday, said efforts are in the offing, alongside other eight political parties to wrestle power from the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government in 2019. Dr. Balewa, who disclosed this in Abuja after his meeting with eight political parties and other stakeholders, said the movement is set to work out a grand coalition for an election alliance that would bring fresh breed into governance in 2019. Among the representatives of the parties at the meeting included: Labour Party (LP); Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN); Action Democratic Party (ADP); Social Democratic Party (SDP); Action Alliance (AA); KOWA Party; as well as Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and United Progressive Party of Nigeria (UPPN). The Technical Committee was thereafter set up to work out on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which would be signed by all parties present at the meeting. Speaking further, the National Chairman said the aim of the coalition was to govern Nigeria to better economy, agriculture, education, health and ensure adequate security for the entire populace. He said the strategy to adopt to dislodge APC in 2019 is in pipeline, saying there are better days ahead for Nigeria and her citizens. Also speaking, NIM Steering Committee member, Honourable (Dr) Olu Sybil Usim-Wilson, said cabal had taken over President Muhammadu Buhari government, hence the need to savage the country from the present crop of political office holders. She lamented that many notable Nigerians who worked assiduously for President Buhari’s emergency in 2015 were sidelined, urging eligible voters to secure their future by ensuring that their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) are ready before general election and vote in candidates of their choices.


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LG boss receives new monarchs in Enugu Moses Oyediran, Enugu Chairman, Nsukka Local Government, Chief Patrick Omeje has received the newly elected traditional rulers for the six proposed autonomous communities in the area. The traditional rulers were received at the council secretariat amid fanfare as members of the various communities, including

Lutheran Church mourns Asake Tom Garba, Yola President of Lutheran World Fellowship and Archbishop of the Church in Nigeria, Most Rev. Musa Panti Filibus, PhD said he grieve the sudden dead into glory of CAN Secretary General, Rev Musa Asake. Filibus, who described Asake as a dear brother and friend in the ministry of serving the Lord Jesus and Saviour as a shocking one having heard him address the press not long ago. ‘’What a mighty God we serve! Surely, as the Prophet Isaiah says, Gods ways and thoughts are too deep and distant from ours (Isaiah 55:8-9).’’ “The death of Rev. Dr. Asake is indeed a painful loss to the body of Christ and the country at large particularly at this challenging time when such prophetic and pastoral voices are most needed. No doubt his death has left a huge vacuum from this mundane space. Yet in our grief, we are grateful to God for Rev. Dr. Asakes outstanding and courageous leadership with a high sense of devotion to his role as a minister of the gospel in the ecumenical body of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). His life and service to God and humanity will continue to be cherished and remembered with praise and thanksgiving to God.’’ Panti said While sending condolences on behalf of The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) to the family of the deceased, the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) family, the TEKAN/ECWA block of CAN, the Christian Association of Nigeria National Secretariat and the entire body of Christ in Nigeria. He enjoins them to take solace in God according to the book of 1 Thessalonians 4:14, which reminds us that:“since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died.” “I pray that we be consoled by this biblical admonition as we all journey this life with faith, hope and love while awaiting our destined time to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ in Glory. Amen.” He consoled.

elders, men, women and youths trooped out in their numbers, dancing, jubilating and thanking God for giving them traditional rulers who would pilot the affairs of their communities. The traditional rulerselect presented to the council were Mr. Matthias Agboeze for Umuoyo community; Mr Simeon Ugwunweze for Umakashi community, Mr Emeka Ugwu for Owerre community, Mr Linius Obayi for Nguru community, Mr Attugwu Linius for Edem/ Ezema community and Mr. Christopher Ezeugwu for Echara community. Making remarks, the Chairman of Nsukka LGA, thanked the communities for their orderly conduct during the elections to elect traditional rulers for the proposed autonomous communities.

Omeje urged members of the communities to continue to live in peace. “I am happy the elections for traditional rulers in the six proposed autonomous communities were peaceful and orderly. “The six Igwe-elect will become first traditional rulers as soon as the Enugu State government gives them autonomous status. “The aim of curving out communities and making them autonomous was not to create disunity but for administrative convenience as well as bringing development closer to grassroots,” he said. He congratulated the traditional rulers elect and urged them to carry everybody along in piloting the affairs of their various communities after coronation. “Ensure that that you carry

everybody along including your opponents and those who did not vote for you during the election. “You are now the father of everybody in your communities and there should be no form of any discrimination, “You should know that to whom much is given much is expected from that person” he said. Also speaking, Mr. Fabian Onah, the Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nsukka LGA, commended the governor of the state, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, in his wisdom to make some communities in Nsukka autonomous. Describing the decision as a welcome development, Onah said it would help bring development closer to the people. “I am satisfied with the caliber of persons presented as

Igwe- elects for the proposed six autonomous communities in Nsukka LGA,” he said Onah, whose community, Umuoyo was among the proposed autonomous communities said in every contest there would be winners and losers and advised the traditional rulers-elect to ensure reconciliation with aggrieved members to ensure peace and unity. Equally speaking, Mr. Peter Okonkwo, the Commissioner for Housing in Enugu State who is from Echara community, urged people to see the proposed autonomous communities as a way of bringing government closer to the grassroots and not to create disunity. Okonkwo urged the traditional rulers-elect to ensure that measures were put in place to reconcile aggrieved people during the elections especially

their opponents. “We are all brothers and sisters. We should not allow the recent exercise to elect traditional rulers create enmity among us, “he said Responding, Agboeze one of the traditional rulers elect, thanked the people for the trust they have in them in electing them as traditional rulers and promised they would not disappoint their people. “In piloting the affairs of the communities, we will carry everybody along and be fair to all. “We will ensure that we reconcile with aggrieved members of the community especially those who contested with us during the elections. “We will not disappoint the government and our people as we will ensure justice, peace and unity in our various communities,” he said.

Representative of the Vice -President & Hon. Minister of Power, Works & Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN (2nd right),Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Education, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh(3rd left), Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Ogundipe Oluwatoyin (3rd right), Director General, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Mr Muda Yusuf (right), Chairman,Klinserve Solutions Ltd and Lead Convener Klinserve WorldFM Day Policy Dialogue, Dr. Tunde Ayeye (2nd left) and Commercial Counselor, United States Mission to Nigeria, United States Consulate General, Mr Brent Omdahl (left) in a group photograph shortly after the Panel Session on Educational Infrastructure at the World FM Day Policy Dialogue on the theme, “Tackling the Poor Maintenance Culture in Nigeria” hosted by Klinserve Solutions Limited at the Agip Recital Hall , Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. . . on Tuesday

NCPC to commence maiden women pilgrimage to Israel Tom Okpe, Abuja Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) will soon commence its maiden women pilgrimage to Israel from May 28. Executive Secretary of the Commission Rev. Uja Tor Uja revealed this in Abuja recently when he received the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) at the Commission’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja on a courtesy call. He called on all Chief

Executives, Women Leaders and those in positions of authority to take this opportunity to support, empower and encourage women by way of sponsorship for the Maiden Women Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for prayers and to visit agricultural sites and share their Christian values. He said: “We want women to showcase Nigeria, we want women to pray for Nigeria and we want women to bear the leadership flag of this country.

I believe that every honorable woman will go to Israel and come back with a positive strength for Nigeria. From the Bible standpoint, God honors’ and respects the prayers of women especially when they do it alone. So we felt a burden to bring Nigerian women together to go on pilgrimage alone to pray for them, families and more importantly for Nigeria. “We believe that a greater equipment of the Nigerian women will lead to a faster

development of the country. We have made arrangements for the Nigerian women to be treated with royalty while on pilgrimage so they can have enough time to pray, visit the agricultural sites and share their cultural values together”. Rev. Ujah explained that the Maiden Women Pilgrimage is going to be a sustainable platform as the campaign for sponsorship of women who cannot afford the money but genuinely want to go on pilgrimage which is ongoing

and will be intensified and sustained urging Government to invest and empower all Nigerian women with the sum of One Million Naira soft loan to enable them contribute and invest properly into the Nigeria’s economy. “Nigeria will grow faster if all those in positions of authority sponsor and empower women by way of giving them a soft loan of a million naira so that they could pay without pressure. We want a bigger investment


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N22.8bn fraud: Court directs EFCC to produce Badeh’s statement Peter Fowoyo, Lagos A Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to make available to a former chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd.), statement obtained from his predecessor, Alex Badeh. Amosu’s lawyer, Chief Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), made the request while insisting during proceedings that he would not go on without being supplied with the statement made by Badeh to the antigraft agency. He urged the judge to direct the EFCC to supply him with same and to

adjourn the matter to enable him use Badeh’s statement in the defence of Amosu. Amosu, is being tried over an alleged fraud of N22.8bn. Also standing trial alongside are: Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Gbadebo Olugbenga. They were accused of using eight companies to embezzle N22.8bn from NAF’s coffers. But they pleaded not guilty. When the matter came up yesterday, an operative of the EFCC, Tosin Owobo, who appeared as the second prosecution witness, said during cross-examination by Ayorinde, that the funds allegedly diverted by the

defendants were meant for NAF’s operations, including Operation Lafiya Dole in the insurgencytroubled North-East. Owobo told the court that in the course of investigation his team interviewed and took statements from a number of NAF officers, including Badeh, who all confirmed that the funds were for operations. His words: “We interviewed other officers like Sergeant Agbogiji Murphy, Air Commodore Yishau, Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, Wing Commander Ifuegbu, Umar Mohammed, among other NAF officials.” Ayorinde then asked the witness if Badeh’s

statement was obtained, to which the witness replied in the affirmative, adding that the statement was in the EFCC’s office. “Is Alex Badeh’s statement before this court?” Ayorinde asked. “Alex Badeh is not a part of this charge; so, we didn’t file Alex Badeh’s statement,” the witness said. Looking through NAF’s statement of account, Ayorinde pointed out a February 25, 2014 transaction of N5.1m and asked Owobo if Badeh was questioned as regards the transaction. Owobo said Badeh was questioned on the transactions in the statement of account and gave answers

as to the transactions that fell within his time as the Chief of Air Staff. “Did you interview Badeh about the N5m transaction of 25th February 2014? If you did, what did he tell you?” Ayorinde asked the witness. Owobo explained again that Badeh was questioned as regards transactions that took place under his watch. Moving on, Ayorinde asked if the EFCC also obtained a statement from Umar Mohammed, to which Owobo answered in the positive. “Where is the statement?” he asked. “It is in our office,” Owobo said. At this point, Ayorinde told the judge he would no

Some of the newly Procured Construction Equipment for the Lagos State Public Works and Drainages during the commissioning by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at Edward Hotonu Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. . . on Wednesday.

Group seeks suspension of NECO Director for employing wife, 3 children Saka Bolaji, Minna A civil society group under the auspices of Vanguard for Justice and Good Governance, has called on the Federal Government to suspend the Director, Human Resources, Alhaji Inuwa Audu Fuka, for offering his wife and three children employment into the National Examinations Council (NECO). The group in a statement entitled: ‘‘An Attempt to Manipulate Justice in

NECO and made available to journalists in Minna, on Tuesday, called on the government not to spare any of the actors involved in the allegations of financial mismanagement and irregular recruitment of staff. It should be recalled that the Registrar of NECO, Prof Charles Uwakwe, and two Deputy Directors in charge of Finance & Account, and Procurement, were suspended over alleged financial mismanagement

and irregular recruitment of staff. The group asked that, “could it be that the Federal Ministry of Education is deliberately waving Mr. Fuka’s suspension to cover up his own part in the imbroglio or to perpetrate shoddy deals during the course of investigation?” Accordingly, the National President of the group, Mallam Salihu Ahmed said in the signed statement that “Inuwa Audu Fuka who is now the Director, General

Duties is one of the principal actors who was queried along those suspended and recommended for investigation.” He said Fuka who gave employment letters to his wife and three children into NECO was conspicuously and curiously exempted from suspension. “Why was he not suspended alongside others? He coordinated the 2017 recruitment exercise as evident in his signature on the appointment letters.

“He supervised the documentation of all recruited staffs, and we gathered that he offered his wife and three of his children appointment,” he added. Ahmed however prayed that, “for justice and fairness, Fuka should be suspended also while investigation is ongoing.” The group further called on the Minister of Education to be fair in its investigations and to shun any attempt to manipulate justice.

longer be able to continue until the statements were made available to him. He told the judge that he had earlier written to the EFCC asking to be supplied with all relevant documents to defend his client. “We do not want to be seen as causing any delay but at the same time we have to do our job very well,” he said, while urging Justice Mohammed Idris to direct the EFCC to produce the documents. The judge however directed the prosecution to make all relevant documents available to the defence and adjourned till May 28, 2018 for continuation of trial.

Gov Bello warns against felling of economic trees Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello has warned that the full wrath of the law would be visited on those felling economic trees in the state. Bello, gave the warning during the launch of the 2018 cropping season and distribution of tractors to farmers in Minna, on Tuesday. He disclosed that the state government had put in place mechanism to check the ugly tide. He called on stakeholders, traditional and religious leaders to continue to sensitise the people on the value of economic trees. He said that the state would soon take the world lead in having the highest number of Shea tree as well as take advantage of the favourable weather for production of other crops such as rice, sesame seed, ginger and cashew nuts. The governor added that the state government would exploit its agricultural potentials in the areas of grain reserve, ranching, animal husbandry, fisheries, development of economic trees and cash crops. He said that the state government in 2016 approved the establishment of five hectares each for planting of Shea trees and oil palm plantations. “This is to demonstrate the commercial viability of these high value tree crops and provide the platform for the establishment of over 5,000 hectares plantation by our farmers and private investors. “We have also cleared over 5,000 hectares of land in various locations under the accelerated agricultural development scheme to encourage our youth to embrace farming,” he said.


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Lover stabs girlfriend to death in Ondo ‘Tosin Ajuwon, Akure

A 24-year-old man, Saliu Ladayo, has stabbed his girlfriend to death in Akure, the Ondo state capital. Master Ladayo stabbed Confidence Nwamaka on Tuesday evening over a minor disagreement that ensued between the duo. The 19-year-old Miss Nwamaka was a college student before her brutal death in the hand of her boy lover. It was gathered that

the incident happened at Falodun street off Oshinle quarters, Akure. A source who witnessed the brutal incident told to our correspondent that the two lovers had been dating for a long period but had always been at each other’s neck. The source said the late Miss Nwamaka had always having trust issues with his boyfriend. He added that the 19 year old student was among those sitting for and writing the Senior Secondary School

Certificate Examination (SSCE) until her death. “The duo (Ladayo and Nwamaka) were inside the house when suddenly an argument ensued and which led to a heavy fight. “Before we knew what was happening, the boy has stabbed the young girl and by the time we would rush her to hospital she had already given up. “It was later the boy told us that the girl was accusing him of dating other girls and thereby cursing him which made him to stab her”.

Femi Joseph, Spokesman of Ondo State Police Command confirmed the case of the death of the student on Wednesday in a phone chat. Mr. Joseph disclosed that the case was reported to the police by some neighbours in the area. He stated that the culprit was immediately arrested and has been cooling his head at the Police headquarters in Akure. “The boy has confessed to us that he stabbed his girlfriend because

she always accused him wrongly of double dating and cursed him. “It was out of that annoyance that forced him to bring out a knife from the house and thereby stab her in the stomach. “We shall continue with our investigation and charge him to court to face the law” Joseph said. The parents of the young girl have asked the police to do a thorough job in its investigation in bringing the killer boyfriend to justice.

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah retd, (left) presenting a souvenir to the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Retired Army, Navy and Airforce Officers Association (RANAO) and former Military Governor of old Rivers State, Major Gen. Zamani Lekwot, retd, during a courtesy call at Government House, Yenagoa, while Lt.Col. Yakubu Anifowoshe (right) looks on. Photo by Lucky Francis.

Why we suspended strike -Abia Poly NASU Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia Chairman of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba branch of Non Academic Staff Union (NASU), Mr. Kalu Nwankwo has confirmed the decision of its congress to suspend the industrial action it embarked upon for over four weeks. Speaking with journalists after the union’s congress on Wednesday, Mr. Nwankwo explained “We decided to suspend the industrial action to allow management implement the agreement we reached with them”. Reacting, the Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, thanked the workers for their decision to return to work. According to him, “We appreciate the decision of the workers to put the students and the state first. As a government, we will

ensure that the agreement reached between the union and the management of the institution is fully respected and implemented.” Continuing, Chief Okiyi stated that the government is currently reviewing the plan presented by the management of the institution to ensure sustainable payment of wages and seamless operation of the Polytechnic and called for patience and support by workers. “The major challenge remains that the school’s current monthly wage bill of about N170m cannot be sustained by the internally generated revenue profile of the institution, hence, the workers and management need to work together to evolve a sustainable solution that will ensure that the institution truly becomes autonomous as envisaged by the law setting it up. “Abiapoly receives

and autonomously use school fees, grants and other revenues to run its operations. “We expect the management and workers to rejig their operations to ensure that what they make can, at least, conveniently pay workers while Government supports with subventions” Mr Okiyi warned those he described as opposition political actors who he accused of using some workers in the institution to perpetuate the strike and all kinds of sabotage for political benefits to stop meddling in the affairs of the institution and called on workers to resist politically motivated strikes while fighting for their rights. “We have information on the activities of some political actors in the state who are using some labor leaders to frustrate the school management’s effort at ensuring an amicable

and early solution to the industrial crises. Those involved should cease and desist immediately. “It is unheard of that workers will embark on strike and then lock up the premises of their employer and take the keys home. Those workers who are willing to return to work should not be molested or stigmatized in any form by

those sponsored and funded by politicians to cripple the institution.” The Commissioner who met with some workers and union leaders that resumed work Monday, expressed optimism that other unions in the school who are yet to hold congresses will do so in the coming days to ensure full resumption of academic activities.

NAN ex-director loses mother The death has occurred of Madam Victoria Ibironke Ponle, a.k.a VIP, mother of Mr. Buki Ponle, a former Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) and Chief Executive Officer of an online publication, The Nigerian Expression (TNE). Madam Ponle died in Osogbo on March 31, 2018, after a brief illness, aged 101. Family members have

fixed the wake for June 29, 2018, at Plot 1, Suleiman Shittu Layout, AyekaleOtaefun, Osogbo, while burial service and interment follow on June 30, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Iresi, her birthplace, in Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State, at 10 am. She is survived by grandchildren, great grandchildren and family members.

Lagos: Police to prosecute doctors who rejects gunshot victims CP Joy Ndudi, Lagos Lagos State Police Command said it will henceforth arrest and diligently prosecute any medical practitioner who rejects any gunshot victims for immediate treatment on the grounds of no police report. The State Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal who stated this in a press statement issued on Wednesday said the decision followed a report by a National Daily that had indicted one Reddington Hospital of same. The statement which was signed by the Lagos Police Spokesperson, SP Chike Oti, reads: “ The attention of the Nigeria Police, Lagos State Command, has been drawn to the Punch Newspapers publication of Monday, May 14, 2018, captioned “ Hospital rejects victim over bullet injuries.” “The story goes that one Engr. Adebayo Akinwunmi, a senior engineer with an Information and Communications Technology company, was shot and wounded by armed robbers in his house at Ofada-Mokoloki, Ogun state and was brought to Reddington Hospital, Ikeja for treatment only to be refused admission on the unlawful and inexcusable grounds that there was no police report. The victim also died. “The Command considers the action of the hospital as cruel; perhaps, an indication that the hospital management may be ignorant of the “Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshot Act, 2017. “In the light of this development, the Command wishes to inform all medical practitioners in Lagos state that the Act demands that every hospital in Nigeria whether public or private shall accept or receive for immediate and adequate treatment with or without police clearance any person with a gunshot wounds. “The Act, however requires the hospital treating such a patient to report the fact to the nearest police station within two (2) hours of commencement of treatment.” Edgal has therefore directed all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Lagos State to immediately start the implementation. The CP also revealed that the Act recommends a 5-year-jail term for any person, hospital or authority who stands by or omits to do his bit which results in the unnecessary death of any person with bullet wounds.


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Kwara Govt kicks over transfer of suspected cultists to Abuja By kehinde Akinpelu, ilorin Kwara State Government has expressed concern about the way and manner four suspected cult members were transferred from the state police command to Abuja. Speaking to journalists at the end of an emergency Security Council meeting at Government House, Ilorin, the Director of Public

Persecution (DPP), Mr. Jimoh Adebimpe Mumini said the offences are state based and triable under the state laws. The DPP who wondered why four out of the seventeen accused persons were transferred to Abuja observed that there were some notorious cases of cultism that have been successfully prosecuted in the state. He said he was of

the belief that the four suspected cultists being transferred to Abuja, possibly for further interrogation, will be returned to the state where the offence was committed for trial. According to him, “we had cases of notorious and dangerous killers in the state which have been handled in the state. Our hope is that the Nigeria Police Force will return the

four accused persons to the state for trial”. Also speaking, the Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Leke Ogungbe, said the state security council hopes that the transfer issue is not politically motivated. “As a government, we are made to understand that the offences for which the accused persons were arrested are state offence. We’re now surprised that

four of the accused were transferred to Abuja. We hope that no political gain is intended”. In a similar vein, members of Kwara Agenda stormed the State Government House, Ilorin carrying placards with different inscriptions such as “planned to frame up Saraki is exposed”, “we stand by Saraki”, “Saraki is our leader stop intimidating Saraki”, among others.

L-R: Minister of Mines and Steel/ Gubernatorial candidate, All Progressives Congress (APC), for the July 14 election in Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; President Muhammadu Buhari and Nasarawa State Governor/ Chairman, Ekiti electoral committee, Alhaji Tanko Almakura, during a courtesy visit to the President in Abuja...on Wednesday.

VC canvasses amendment of Tetfund Act

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Vice Chancellor of Christopher University, Mowe, Ogun State, Professor Friday Ndubuisi, has called on the Federal Government to amend the Act establishing the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) to incorporate private universities as beneficiaries of the intervention projects by the fund. Prof. Ndubuisi made the call in his address titled, ‘Private universities in a Developing world,’ which he delivered during the second matriculation ceremony of the university recently, adding that this will help tackle the funding and infrastructural challenges facing private universities in the country. He queried the rationale behind the exclusion of private universities from being beneficiaries of intervention projects by TETFund when the bulk of the funds accruing to

TETFund the organisation come from the private sector through the 2 percent Education Tax levy on all registered companies in Nigeria. His words: “It is a paradox that the bulk of the funds accruing to TETFund is from the private sector through levying of 2 percent Education Tax on all registered companies in Nigeria and yet its lofty gestures and goodwill are not extended to private universities. The private universities are owned by Nigerians, either as missionaries, groups, individuals with very minimal foreign participation. In the same vein, majority of the students of private universities are also Nigerians. The manpower they have produced and are producing in no small way contribute to the nation’s economic development. Does it therefore make sense to deny private universities fund from an organisation

such as TETFund that the private sector is indeed funding? The logical answer is No. “This is why Christopher University is joining other concerned private universities and Nigerians to call on government to make a move to change the policy of TETFund to be not only liberal and progressive in its outlook but to do what has been seen as equitable and just. An executive bill should thus be sponsored to the National Assembly to widen the scope and area of operation of TETFund to include private universities”. He stressed that private universities, Christopher University inclusive, are contributing alongside public universities to the human capital development of the country, a reason they (private universities) should not be denied funding and support by a publicly funded institution like TETFund. Prof. Ndubuisi disclosed

that the university which started with 11 degree programmes in the 2016/2017 session had reviewed its academic brief by including 2 new degree programmes in spite of daunting challenges. The new degree programmes which have been approved by the National Universities Commission, he said, are Mass Communication and International Relations, adding that the institution plans to introduce degree programmes in Media and Information Science before the year runs out. He added that efforts are ongoing by the institution to establish the School of Law next year. Noting that Christopher University matches theory with practice in the training of students, upholds morals and discipline, Prof Ndubuisi called for public support and goodwill to be able not only to attain its vision and mission but also to be able to serve the Nigerian community in particular and

humanity in general. In his speech, the founder of the university, Chief (Dr.) Christopher Ezeh, while congratulating the matriculating students, reminded them that the task ahead of them is challenging but with diligence, determination and perseverance, they will achieve their desired goal. Ezeh, who is the Chancellor of the university, said discipline is the bedrock of success in any human endeavour and reiterated that at Christopher University, discipline and good conduct are priced virtues. “My charge to you however is not only keep company that is aligned with your objectives at this university. Make very good use of your time here, bearing in mind that you are building a future for yourself. Be resolute to the faith you profess and in doing so, you will weather the temptation to fall into anti-social behaviour,” Ezeh admonished the students.

Account for 2016 guber campaign fund, group tells Mimiko ‘Tosin Ajuwon, Akure Immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, has been asked to account for the fund raised by the members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2016 governorship election in the state. A group, known as Peoples Democratic Party Support Group (PSG) queried Mr. Mimiko in a statement to reporters in Akure, on Wednesday. The PSG said it was aware that the immediate former governor has planned to exit the opposition PDP but must first account for the funds raised in 2016 for the governorship election by members. Bode Obanla, the coordinator of the group said it was very germane for Mr. Mimiko to address all the issues concerning the 2016 funds before exiting the PDP for another party. Mr. Obanla noted that it will be good for the former Ondo State governor to clear his name of some alleged fraud that characterised the funds budgeted for the 2016 governorship election. “I will implore those who are close to our leader and former governor, Dr. Rahaman Olusegun Mimiko to please advise him to give a full and satisfactory account of what transpired with the 2016 PDP Governorship Election Funds. “He remains a foremost leader in the politics of Ondo State and it is very important to clear all the gray areas concerning the funds before leaving for another party. “As a leader and for posterity, we pray to meet again but it is important to be accountable to the people,” the statement read. According to him, the PDP needs a deeper reconciliation across the 18 local government areas of the state in order to convince wary members of the party not to leave. Mr. Obanla said the group has begun a reconciliation effort which is also yielding a positive result ahead of the 2019 general elections. Speculations are ripe that the past Ondo state governor was planning to leave the PDP with thousands of supporters to another political party ahead of the presidential election.


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21 Companies Registration MERYSA INTEGRATED FARMER’S ASSOCIATION

UTILITIES CONSUMERS RIGHTS ADVOCACY INITIATIVE

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

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990.

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THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1 OKONKWO PETER EMEKA PAULCHUKWU 2. OKONKWO LILIAN ADAORA

NAMES OF TRUSTEES 1. EGECHI CHUKWUDI EMMANUEL 2. EGECHI CYNTHIA IFEOMA CHINAZA 3. AKUKALIA FRANKLIN CHINEDU

CEPHAS FOUNDATION FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING

AIMS & OBJECTIVE 1) TO PROVIDE SPIRITUAL TOOLS THAT SUPPORT A POSITIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE LIFE EXPERIENCE 2) TO AWAKEN HUMANITY TO ITS SPIRITUAL MAGNIFICENCE AND PERSONAL GROWTH. 3) TO ACT AS A RESOURCE BASE WHERE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT TECHNIQUES CAN BE FACILITATED. 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: OKONKWO PETER EMEKA PAULCHUKWU

SEEK CHRIST BIBLE CHURCH THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CHURCH HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. PROPHETESS BAKARE OLUBUNMI IYABO - PRESIDENT 2. MR BAKARE ADENIYI MICHAEL - SECRETARY 3. MR ONIFADE OLUWATOYIN - TREASURER 4. MR OLUKEYE SAMSON OLANIYI - MEMBER 5. MR BADEJO BISI - MEMBER. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA, WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

AIMS & OBJECTIVE 1. TO RENDER HELPS AND SUPPORTS AMONG MEMBERS TO ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 2. TO FOSTER FARMING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES RELATED TO IT WITHIN AND OUTSIDE IT’S ENVIRONMENT FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF IT’S MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

AIMS: TO ENCOURAGE SAFE, SECURED, RELIABLE AND GOOD SERVICE DELIVERY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAIMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED: EGECHI CHUKWUDI EMMANUEL

SIGNED: TRUSTEES

THE GREAT CLUB OF OKE-OGUN SAKI

MIRACULOUS TOUCH OF GOD MINISTRY

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AIMS: 1. TO UNDERTAKE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS AS IT AFFECT OKE OGUN AREA. 2. TO CATER FOR THE WELFARE OF MEMBERS OF THE CLUB. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAIMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990 TRUSTEES (1) NWALOKA HYACINTH ( GENERAL OVERSEER ) (2) AKANBI ADEBOYO PETER (MINISTER) (3) LEVER ANITA PRECIOUS (TREASURES ) (4) ADEBAYO OLUBUNMI ESTHER (MINISTER ) (5) LOVE STERNWILL ANGELA (MINISTER) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION

SIGNED: SECRETARY.

SIGNED SECRETARY

THE ASSEMBLY OF BELIEVERS

SIENA SISTERS EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE

TRUSTEES ARE : 1. GANIYU OLATUNJI RASAQ - PRESIDENT 2. TIJANI IDRIS OLALERE - SECRETARY 3. BALOGUN NASIRU 4. BALOGUN SAIDU 5. ADEROGBA DAUDA OLUGBADE 6. OLATUNDUN JOSHUA AJIBOLA

SIGNED: TRUSTEES.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990 TRUSTEES ARE. (1)ENVANG NKENNOR MADUBUOGO PATRICK OVERSEER . (2)EVANG GRACE MICHEAL- ASSISTANT OVERSEER. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED BY SECRETARY

SIGNED SECRETARY

ASSOCIATION OF PREMIER 91 CONNECTS

LEISTUNG INITIATIVE FOR MODERN AGRICULTURE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTER ACT OF 1990 TRUSTEES 1. ONIRU SHOLA TAOREED 2. BAKARE OLUWASHINA 3. AREGHAN OGBOLE EMMANUEL 4. ADELEKE TEJUMADE FLORENCE AIMS TO MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT AND PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT IN THE ASSOCIATION B. TO RENDER ASSISTANCE AMONG THE MEMBERS C. TO FOSTER LOVE AND UNITY AMONG THE MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED SECRETARY

TRUSTEES ARE : 1. AKINBODUNSE SHADRACK BAMISE 2. FALADE ADEOLA OLATUNJI 3. AWOTONA JOSHUA OLAKUNLE 4. OWAJOBA TUNDE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTER ACT OF 1990 TRUSTEES 1. OLAJOBI JEREMIAH 2. UNUIGBOJE MICHEAL AIMS & OBJECTIVE TO EMPOWER THE YOUNG FARMERS 2. TO PROMOTE PEACE AND UNITY AMONG THE MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY SECRETARY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990 TRUSTEES ARE 1.SR. AUGUSTA NYONG, (OP)-CHAIR PERSON. 2. SR. MARY EKWE, (OP) SECRETARY 3. SR. JULIANA EKWOANYA, (OP) 4. SR. BRIDGET YABO, (OP) 5. SR. RITA SCHWARZENBERGER, (OP) AIMS AND OBJECTIVE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO LESS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED LAWAL, TAOFEEK BABATUNDE 08131313000

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THE PROFESSIONALS FORUM OF NIGERIA

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

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

THE TRUSTEES ARE:(1) OYELESI ADEBOLA AMOKE (2) ADEBERO ADEPITAN (3) ADESEYE ABIODUN AKINWUNMI THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE IS:TO PROVIDE THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL FOCUS, DEDICATED TO IMPROVING STANDARDS OF THOSE INVOLVED IN CONTROL.

THE TRUSTEES ARE:(1) SALIYU GARUBA (2) ABDULLAH SAAD (3) UMAR SANI (4) USMAN ABDULRAHAMAN (5) SAIDU ADO

TRUSTEES ARE 1.NWAOHA GIFT ONYINYECHI 2.ARIWODU JOY ADANNE 3.LENCHI EJENIHI PRINCE

-CHAIRMAN - SECRETARY

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THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE IS:TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION(CAC)PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

SIGNED BY: SECRETARY

SIGNED BY: SECRETARY

JAYGOLD AND DAVE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.TO CATER FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY 2.TO DEVELOP SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FOR THE YOUTH. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL,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: PRESIDENT


Companies Registration 22 FRANCIS BOLA AKIN-JOHN FOUNDATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANISATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA, FOR THE REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACTS NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AKIN-JOHN FRANCIS BAMIBOLA 2. AKIN-JOHN OLUWAKEMI SUSAN 3. AKIN-JOHN FRANCIS IBUKUNOLUWA 4. AKIN-JOHN FESTUS AYOMIDIPUPO AIMS & OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PRESERVE FAMILY LEGACY. 2. TO ASSIST THE LESS PRIVILEGED WITH SOCIAL AMENITIES. 3. TO RENDER ASSISTANCE TO THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED. 4. TO PROVIDE THE LESS PRIVILEGED WITH QUALITY EDUCATION. 5. TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. 6. TO SET UP TRUST FUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE LESS PRIVILEGED. 7. TO ESTABLISH SCHOOLS, HOSPITAL AND VOCATIONAL CENTRES FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR–GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. IVORY SOLICITORS LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & NOTARIES PUBLIC 374, IKORODU ROAD, MARYLAND, LAGOS 08037122564

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WILDLIFE SOCIETY OF NIGERIA

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CHRIST IS COMING SOON EVANGELICAL AND CHARITY ORGANIZATION

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANISATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA, FOR THE REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACTS NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OGUNNIRAN HAKEEM DELE 2. ASHIMOLOWO YEMISI BUSOLA 3. ADEWALE TITILOLA JOYCE AIMS & OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST THOUGH OPEN AIR MEETINGS, CHRISTIAN SEMINARS AND WORKSHOP 2. TO HOLD SEMINARS FOR MINISTRY, EMPOWERMENT AND ENLIGHTENMENT. 3. TO PROVIDE MONETARY AID AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES IN TIMES OF NATURAL DISASTER. 4. TO PROMOTE AND ADVANCE MORAL EDUCATION IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. 5. TO CATER FOR THE WELFARE OF PEOPLE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. 6. TO SET UP VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES IN RURAL COMMUNITIES. 7. TO RENDER ASSISTANCE TO POOR PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES BY MAKING PROVISION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, HEALTHCARE AND PREVENTIVE MEDICAL SERVICES. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR–GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. IVORY SOLICITORS LEGAL PRACTITIONERS & NOTARIES PUBLIC 374, IKORODU ROAD, MARYLAND, LAGOS 08037122564

GRACETECHNO 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). MOSES UKWU NNAEKPE (MR) 2). IMAJI UDAGBOR NNAEKPE (MRS) 3)PASTOR PAT. IBRAHIM MBUIDIFFU( MISS) 4)ARCHITECT JOHN M BAROVBE (MR) 5) ENGR. STEPHEN ODUH(MR) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO IDENTITY THE DIFFERENT HUMAN NEEDS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES AND DEVELOP CREATIVE WAYS TO STRATEGICALLY AND EFFECTIVELY MEET THESE NEEDS THROUGH RESULTORIENTED PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES. 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 FAITHFUL GLORIOUS REVIVAL ASSEMBLY INTERNATIONAL

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, KUBWA ABUJA

PROPHETIC SALVATION DELIVERANCE MINISTRY

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR ADDITION OF TRUSTEES AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 OLD TRUSTEES 1. PST. ALPHONSUS ONWUEMEODO (PRESIDENT / FOUNDER) RETAINED 2. PST. MRS. CHARITY ONWUEMEODO (VICE PRESIDENT) RETAINED NEW TRUSTEES ALL APPOINTED: 1. PST. SUNDAY ABARA ( NEW SECRETARY) 2. PST. DANIEL LUKE O. (RESIDENT PASTOR) 3. PST. HENRY CHUKWUEMEKA IHEAZOR (ASSOCIATE PASTOR) 4. EVANGELIST SUNNY OBASI(EVANGELIST/PRAYER CO-ORDINATOR) AMENDMENT OF THEIR CONSTITUTION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. CHIDI NWATU -CHAIRMAN. 2. CHARLES UMAHI -SECRETARY. 3. NNAJI INNOCENT CHUKATR -TREASURER. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE AND INTEREST OF MEMBERS. 2. TO PROMOTE PEACE, UNITY AND GOOD RELATIONS AMONG MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 3. TO FUNCTION AS AN ASSOCIATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIAL ECONOMIC AND GENERAL LIVING CONDITIONS OF MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: CHARLES UMAHI-SECRETARY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA, FOR REGISTRATION AS AN INCORPORATED TRUSTEE UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, CAP. C-20, LAWS OF THE FEDERATION OF NIGERIA, 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1). EGUMAH VICTOR NNA PRESIDENT 2) EGUMAH BLESSING NNENDA 3). EGUMAH CHIZI-OTU SAMUEL SECRETARY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES I). TO TAKE THE GOSPEL OF SALVATION OF OUR LORD JESUS TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD AND TO BRING SOULS INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST II). TO DELIVER PEOPLE FROM DARKNESS AND THE BONDAGE OF SIN, SICKNESS, POVERTY AND EVERY SATANIC OPPRESSION AND MANIPULATION III). TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS HARMONY IV). THE PROMOTING OF HOLINESS AS A WAY OF CHRISTIAN LIVING V). THE QUEST FOR SALVATION AS THE KEY TO HAPPINESS IN DAILY LIFE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: PRESIDENT

ANY OBJECTION TO THIS ADDITION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

MY SHINNING STAR 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. FRIDAY, ENWELIKWU OSSAI 2. NMECHA, JOHN UKALA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROVIDE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES TO BRILLIANT BUT INDIGENT STUDENTS TO FACILITATE THEIR EDUCATIONAL UP-LIFTMENT. 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

ASSOCIATION OF INDIGENOUS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS OF NIGERIA THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR ADDITION OF TRUSTEES AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990. OLD TRUSTEES 1. OTUNBA OLUWARANTI LEKAN- OSIFESO -RETAINED 2. OTUNBA MUYIWA IBEUN -RETAINED NEW TRUSTEES ALL APPOINTED 1. ALIYU SAMBO BAFFALE 2. KASSIM BELLO 3. ARC. TONYE OLIVER BRAIDE 4. AHMAD MUHAMMAD YABAGI 5. OYEGBOLA AKINOYE OLUFEMI 6. ADEKUNLE ABDULRAZAQ OYINLOYE AMENDMENT OF THEIR ENTIRE CONSTITUTION ANY OBJECTION TO THIS ADDITION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

MABEL OSAROGIAGBON FOUNDATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. DR. (MRS.) BRIDGET OKOEGUALE - CHAIRMAN 2. ELDER DR. (BARR.) OVIE OWAEGUEME AKHAMIE - LEGAL ADVISER 3. DEACON EMEKA EHIRIM - MEMBER 4. DR. WILSON OSAROGIAGBON - MEMBER 5. REV. DR. (BARR.) FRANK OSADOLOR - MEMBER 6. MASTER DIVINE OSAROGIAGBON - MEMBER 7. MR. ORHUE AMENGIALUE - SECRETARY AIMS/OBJECTIVES 1. TO ASSIST AND CARE FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY 2. TO CARRY OUT HUMANITARIAN SERVICES FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND THE NEEDY IN REMOTE AREAS. 3. TO OFFER FREE MEDICAL SERVICES TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


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SOUL LIFTERS 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. ALUFOHAI AGELE JOHN 2. OYEFUSI ABIODUN 3. EPEGA IBUKUNOLUWA OYEBOLA 4. ALUFOHAI EDIT’H AGBOINKHUEMI 5. OLAWORE ELIZABETH OMOLAYO 6. ADEYERI LATEEF AJIBADE TOSIN 7. AFOLAYAN EMMANUEL OLABODE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROVIDE SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN. 2. TO FACILITATE THE TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT OF YOUTHS AND WOMEN FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD THROUGH SKILL ACQUISITION WORKSHOPS. 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

ESANG 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. EKOM ESANG – (CHAIRMAN) 2. ESANG IFIOK EFFIONG 3. ESANG UKPONO EFIONG 4. ESANG UNWANA EFIONG – (SECRETARY) AIMS /OBJECTIVES 1. EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION 3. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 4. SOCIO-ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF THE UNDER PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: JOEL AKERIGBA, ESQ. 08073568843

IREIGN CHRISTIAN FAMILY MINISTRY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED SOCIETY HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. FEYIROPO OLADUNNI DANIELS 2. OLUSOLA FELICIA OGUNYEMI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. 2. TO HELP THE NEEDY FAMILIES IN THE SOCIETY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION MUST REACH THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: FEYIROPO DANIELS 08165943800

OKPERE JUSTICE LOVETH FOUNDATION

23 Companies Registration THE CAMP OF FREEDOM MINISTRY WORLDWIDE 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. EVANG JUDE OGBU IGWEBUIKE 2. APOSTLE TONY UGWU,. 3. PST ENOS STEPHEN ENOS, . 4. HASAN JACOB. AIM AND OBJECTIVE TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF THE OUR LORD JESUS. 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 VICTOR C ORIZU.

SHINING NATIONS FOR CHRIST MINISTRY

THE LORD’S FIRE GROUND WORLD WIDE MINISTRY 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. OCHEJE ENDURANCE DUTCH 2. OLADEPO OLALEKAN ADIO 3. ABEBE ROMANUS SULE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO TEACH ALL NATIONS TO OBSERVE THE COMMANDMENTS AND THE WILL OF GOD 2. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST 3. TO PREACH LOVE AND PEACE IN OUR SOCIETY 4. TO BAPTIZE THEM THAT BELIEVED THE GOSPEL OF GOD IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON AND THE HOLY GHOST 5. TO HELP THE POOR AND THE NEEDY IN THE SOCIETY. 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

GLOBAL ESTATE LANDLORDS AND TENANTS ASSOCIATION MBORA DISTRICT 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. ADUROSHAKIN ABIMBOLA OLASHEYE - CHAIRMAN 2. GBADEBO SOLOMON - SECRETARY 3. NWOKORIE EMMANUEL CHIBUIKE - VICECHAIRMAN 4. CHAMBERS OKORIE - MEMBER 5. ENGR. KAMA KALU - MEMBER AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1 . TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: BY BELLO OLUWATUNMISE

EXCELLENT FOUNTAIN OF GRACE MINISTRY

SIGNED: TRUSTEES

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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 9142 YOUTH INITIATIVE

CHRYSOLYTE RECONCILER’S ASSEMBLY INTERNATIONAL

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. DR EMMAN UDE AKPEH 2. DR. DAN AJAWARA. 3. SAM UKO 4. NNAEMEKA CHUKWUEMEKA ODOGBOM 5. GRACE OKARO. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO ORGANIZE YOUTH PROGRAMMES AND INVITE PARTICIPANTS FROM ROTARY DISTRICTS WITHIN NIGERIA AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA 2. TO RECEIVE AND HOST YOUTH PROGRAMME PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER ROTARY DISTRICTS BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. IFEANYI ONWUANYI

THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1) REV. CHUKWUMA ANULIKA EMMANUEL - PRESIDENT (2) PAST. SAMSON NONSO EMMANUEL - VICE PRESIDENT (3) MRS CHIDIEBERE ALIKO - SECRETARY. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WORLDWIDE. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: PRESIDENT

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) PROPHET SAMUEL. U. INNOCENT OGBOBE. 2) MR JUDE IGWE 3) MR PATRICK OLUBE 4) MR KENNETH OGBE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1) TO PREPARE AND PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 2) TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST. 3) TO ASSIST THE LESS PRIVILEGED ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED THE TRUSTEES ARE: MATTERS ACT 1990. (1) OKPERE JUSTICE LOVETH (PRESIDENT) THE TRUSTEES ARE: (2) INEGBENEHI IZIEGBE SYLVE (NATIONAL SECRETARY) 1) APOSTLE OJEZELE PRINCE JUDE (3) IYORI FINA (FINANCIAL SECRETARY) 2) JEREMIAH OSAMWENYOBO (4) OMODIAGBE ONOME PEACE (TREASURER) 3) PASTOR ENABOSI IGBELOKOTO PAUL (5) OMODIAGBE EDEHI (PROVOST) 4) IRABOR UYI SYLVIA, (6)EDENOJIE THERESA AIM AND OBJECTIVES: (7)OKPERE MARTINS 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS (8) OKOUGBEGUN CHRISTIAN ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : 1. TO PROVIDE SOLACE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

CHRIST COMMUNION CHURCH

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

THE 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. NAMES OF TRUSTEES 1, PAST JEGEDE MATTHEW NABAKE, - PRESIDENT 2, EVANGELIST JEGEDE IMMUMONI SUZANE. -SECRETARY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. WORSHIP CELEBRATION: TO RAISE A SPIRIT-FILLED AND WORD-BASED PEOPLE THAT WILL OFFER A TRUE QUALITY WORSHIP UNTO GOD IN CELEBRATION OF THEIR REDEMPTION 2. TEACH, PREACH, PRAY & IMPACT: TO FEED GOD’S PRECIOUS AND REDEEMED PEOPLE WITH SOUND INSTRUCTION IN THE WORD OF GOD AND STRONG DEMONSTRATION BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO A KNOWLEDGEABLE, UNDERSTANDABLE AND PRACTICABLE LIFESTYLE. THESE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES ARE ACHIEVED THROUGH A SYSTEMATIC AND EXPOSITORY IN-DEPTH SCRIPTURAL SEARCHING. 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 ROSE OKEGBE

ZAIDU BIN SABIT FOUNDATION THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. SHEIKH ABUBAKAR UMAR MUSA - CHAIRMAN 2. MAL. SALISU UMAR MUSA 3. DR. RABIU UMAR MUSA 4. MAL.HAMZA ABUBAKAR UMAR 5. ZAHRADDEN ISAH ABDULLAHI 6. MAHRAZ SALISU - SECRETARY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO ADVANCE ISLAMIC FAITH IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEACHING OF QURAN AND SUNNAH 2. TO PROMOTE UNION AND PEACE BY ENHANCING EDUCATION INTER AND INTRA FAITHS RELATIONS 3. TO ADVANCE EDUCATION IN SUCH WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES FROM TIME TO TIME MAY THINK FIT 4. TO CARRY OUT BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND CONTRACT IN SUCH WAYS AS AGREED BY THE TRUSTEES ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: ABUBAKAR UMAR MUSA CHAIRMAN

IKOLE EKITI AND EGBEOBA KINGDOM CENTRAL MOSQUE 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. FAJEMBOLA DAUDA ADEWALE 2. APONBIEDE BASHIR OYEWOLE 3. MUSA FATAI OJO 4. AKINYEMI BINTU MOJIRAYO 5. OLAIYA IYABODE MARIAM AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROPAGATE ISLAMIC RELIGION.TO PROPAGATE ISLAMIC RELIGION. 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

FRIENDS UNITED SOCIAL CLUB OF BENIN

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. ONAIWU USUNOBUN 2. OSAYIWU AUSTIN DAVID 3. AMADI PHILIP CHIDIEBERE 4. ATUWEKANU IFEANYI KINGSLEY 5. ANUWOM SUNDAY 6. UDUBISI AMECHI JOHN. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION 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


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MULTIPLE VALUE-ADD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTER ACT OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. MISS UDOH KUDIGHE PATRICK [ CHAIRPERSON] 2. CHIEF BASSEY EKWERE [VICE CHAIRPERSON] 3. IDIONG JR JOSEPH UDO [SECRETARY] 4. MR. JOHN EMMANUEL UDOH [TREASURER] 5. MRS. EKPE EKAETE EYO [MEMBER] 6. MR. UDO UDUAK EFFIONG [MEMBER] 7. MR. WILLIE NSIKAK IBANGA [MEMBER]. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: TO SUPPORT EDUCATION THROUGH THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF LIBRARIES, LABORATORIESAND WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI LRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE PUBLICATION SIGNED: SECRETARY

FIRSTBORN FOUNDATION FOR ALL

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CLUB HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES: (1) MODIE OGECHUKWU (2)MBAKWE SOPHIA (3)ADENIYI-ADEROJU BOLATITO. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO BRING SOULS TO JESUS THROUGH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION(CAC) PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED:- SECRETARY

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PUBLIC NOTICE

SOMETIMES ON THE 15TH OF JANUARY 2015 AN AMAZING EVENT TOOK PLACE WHEN ONE MISS MAUREEN JERRY WHO WAS PREPARED TO UNDERGO SOME TRADITIONAL CLEANSING TO ENABLE HER INHERIT HER FATHERS SHRINE. SHE WAS UNDER THE TRADITIONAL RITES WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT SHE WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND ON THE LAST DAY FOR THE FINAL RITUAL. BORN TO THE FAMILY OF JERRY ENOBAKHARE FATHER AND EUNICE ENOBAKHARE MOTHER FROM OKOGBO COMMUNITY IN ORHIOMWON IN EDO STATE, THAT ALL EFFORTS MADE TO KNOW HER WHEREABOUTS PROVED ABORTIVE. SEARCH HAS BEEN GOING ON EVERYWHERE, NORTH EAST,SOUTH WEST, SOUTH SOUTH AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO ENABLE HER COMPLETE THE RITES AND UPTILL NOW SHE IS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND.

CHANGE OF FAMILY SURNAME

WE, THE FAMILY OF EGBE WERE FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED BY OUR OLD FAMILY NAME AS STANDHOPE CHIWENDU EGBE, TEMPLE UZOCHUKWU EGBE, SMITH CHIZOBA EGBE, THANKGOD CHIMAOBI EGBE, LEAH ADANNE EGBE, PHILIP AKAMACHI EGBE, BRIGHT ONYEMECHI EGBE, GOODNESS CHIMERUCHE EGBE AND ESTHER NWABARAURU EGBE. THAT HENCEFORTH, WE WISH TO BE KNOWN, CALLED AND ADDRESSED BY OUR NEW SURNAME AS STANDHOPE CHIWENDU DICKSON, TEMPLE UZOCHUKWU DICKSON, SMITH CHIZOBA DICKSON, THANKGOD CHIMAOBI DICKSON, LEAH ADANNE DICKSON, PHILIP AKAMACHI DICKSON, BRIGHT ONYEMECHI DICKSON, GOODNESS CHIMERUCHE DICKSON AND ESTHER NWABARAURU DICKSON. THAT THE NEW FAMILY SURNAME NOW IS DICKSON. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING OUR OLD SURNAME REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MULTIPLE VALUE-ADD EDUCATION INITIATIVE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTER ACT OF 1990 TRUSTEES: 1. MISS UDOH KUDIGHE PATRICK [ CHAIRPERSON] 2. CHIEF BASSEY EKWERE [VICE CHAIRPERSON] 3. IDIONG JR JOSEPH UDO [SECRETARY] 4. MR. JOHN EMMANUEL UDOH [TREASURER] 5. MRS. EKPE EKAETE EYO [MEMBER] 6. MR. UDO UDUAK EFFIONG [MEMBER] 7. MR. WILLIE NSIKAK IBANGA [MEMBER]. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: TO SUPPORT EDUCATION THROUGH THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF LIBRARIES, LABORATORIESAND WORKSHOPS IN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI LRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE PUBLICATION SIGNED SECRETARY

CHANGE OF SCHOOL NAME

OJOCHENEMI SALOME

FORMERLY KNOWN AS G.G.I.S LTD NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS FIRST GOLDEN GRACE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONAJI SALOME, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS ADOYI OJOCHENEMI SALOME. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE .

CHRIST APOSTOLIC DOMINION 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. OLUWABUSAYO JOSEPH BADA - GEN. SUPERINTENDENT 2. INNOCENT CHRISTOPHER KANKOMI - SECRETARY 3. HANNAH UDO-AFFAH - MEMBER 4. AGNES ETIM OFEM - MEMBER THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO EVANGELIZE THE WHOLE WORLD. 2. TO ENLIGHTEN THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT THE COMING OF 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: BENNETT CHUKWU ECLAT CHAMBERS 08033159623. SUITE SF1, BUSY MART PLAZA, PLOT 44, EBITU UKIWE STREET, JABI, ABUJA.

CHIKA CHRISTABEL I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OJIRIBE CHIOMA NOW KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. ANAEDUM CHIOMA CHIKA CHRISTABEL. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, AUTHORITIES CONCERN AND GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CECILIA ALEXANDER -ABU

FAVOUR NWAIGWE

MRS JOY ADAJI NGOFA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CECILIA ONAH NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CECILIA ALEXANDER -ABU . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AMAKA SOLOMON NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHIAMAKA FAVOUR NWAIGWE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS JOY ADAJI ONUNGWE , NOW TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESS AS MRS JOY ADAJI NGOFA .ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE .

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OUR INTEGRITY IS REAL ASSOCIATION

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTER ACT OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE 1.CHIEF LAWRENCE MADU (CHAIRMAN) 2 MR. JOSEPH OKEKE C. (SECRETARY) 3. CHIEF KINGSLEY OFFOR 4. CHIEF AFAM IBEKWE 5 CHIEF TEDDY AIOZIE 6. MR. ALICHE STEPHEN O 7. CHIEF SIR HENRY NJOKU 8. MR. MICHAEL EBEATU 9. MR. CHIDI MADU 10. MR. CHIDI NWAGBOSO AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO CARE FOR THE INTEREST OF OUR MEMBERS. 2. TO PROTECT AND PROJECT THE WELFARE OF OUR MEMBERS. 3. TO ENSURE THAT MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERED FIRST ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI LRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THE PUBLICATION SIGNED: VICTOR A. OZOEMENAM, ESQ V. A. OZOERNENAM & CO NOTARY PUBLIC 7 IGBOUKWU STREET D/LINE, PORT HARCOURT.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

LANRE LATEEF

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT KALU ANYA KOLAWOLE , KALU OGBONNAYA KOLAWOLE , KALU ANYA , KALU ANYA KOLAWOLE PATRICK , IS THE SAME NAME AND SAME PERSON . HENCEFORTH WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS KALU ANYA PATRICK .ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID .GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

F O R M E R L Y OLARENWAJU LUKMAN LAWAL TO - LANRE LATEEF LAWAL. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

ADEBAYO OLUSOLA

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUMUYIWA ADEOYE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEBAYO OLUSOLA OLUFEMI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC/AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

LATEEF LAWAL

FORMERLY OLARENWAJU LUKMAN LAWAL TO LANRE LATEEF LAWAL. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

FREDRICK THERESA

EXCEL BLESSING

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS THERESA FREDRICK SUNDAY, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS FREDRICK THERESA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC/AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EXCEL BLESSING MARK, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EXCEL BLESSING ESSIEN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC/AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

DHUL-QARNAIN

ADEDIRAN ADELEYE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MUHAMMED KORINAEN ASZAADAH, NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESSED AS MUHAMMED DHUL-QARNAIN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OBENDE FAVOUR OYIZA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OTARU FAVOUR OYIZA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

EZENKEANYI GODFREY I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EZENKEANYI GODFREY SUNDAY CHUKWUDI, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EZENKEANYI GODFREY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC/AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

ISRAEL-ABDULAI I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS SHOGO GBEMISOLA ABOLADE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. ISRAEL-ABDULAI GBEMISOLA ABOLADE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

ADEDIRAN ADELEYE

MY NAME WAS WRITTEN AS AFOLABI OLADAYO SULAIMON ON MY IDENTITY CARD AND AS AFOLABI SULAIMON ON MY BANK VERIFICATION NUMBER BUT NOW I WISH TO BE KNOWN, ADDRESSED AND CALLED AFOLABI OLADAYO SULAIMON. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO NOTE

MY NAME WAS WRITTEN AS AMOO KAMILU HAMMED ON MY IDENTITY CARD AND AS AMOO KAMILU ON MY BANK VERIFICATION NUMBER BUT NOW I WISH TO BE KNOWN, ADDRESSED AND CALLED AMOO KAMILU. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO NOTE

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS PRINCE GBENGA ADELEYE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS KAMAR ADEDIRAN ADELEYE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

OLUWABUKOLA ADEYEMI

JOSHUA OLANREWAJU

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OGUNTI OLUWABUKOLA ADEYEMI NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS. ONI OLUWABUKOLA ADEYEMI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC AND AUTHORITY CONCERNED TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUKOYA JOSHUA OLAMIDE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUKOYA JOSHUA OLANREWAJU. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

LATEEF AYOBAMI I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SAHUBANA LATEEF AYOBAMI NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLAWUMI LATEEF AYOBAMI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. NYSC, DIAMOND BANK AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE


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GOZA GLOBAL FOUNDATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990 TRUSTEES ARE 1.NWAOHA GIFT ONYINYECHI 2.ARIWODU JOY ADANNE 3.LENCHI EJENIHI PRINCE

- PRESIDENT

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1.TO DEVELOP SOCIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE SOCIETY. 2.TO RENDER HELP TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY. 3.TO FOSTER LOVE AND UNITY AMONG MEMBERS. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL,CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION,PLOT 420,TIGRIS CRESCENT,OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET,MAITAMA,PMB.198,GARKI,ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION SIGNED: PRESIDENT

UWELU SECONDARY SCHOOL OLD STUDENT’S ASSOCIATIONS THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990. TRUSTEES ARE 1,JOSEPH OSA- CHAIRMAN 2,OSAZEE STEPHEN -VICE CHAIRMAN 3,JULIUS AGHAMA-SECRETARY 4,BELLO ALFRED IKPONMWOSA 5, OBASOGIE CHARITY EDEHIA. 6,FRANK OKUNGBOWA 7, IYEN ELVIS OSAYANDE. 8,OSAYI IZEKOR. 9,FRANK OMOKORO. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1, TO FOSTER UNITY AMONG OLD STUDENTS. 2,TO ASSIST THE SCHOOL IN THE AREA OF NEEDS. 3,TO DRAW GOVERNMENT ATTENTION TO THE PLIGHT OF THE SCHOOL. SIGNED BY - SECRETARY

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FOLLOW GRACE DIVINE MINISTRY 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, DEGREE NO. 1 OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE; 1. PASTOR CHARLES UGWU. 2. MRS. NKECHI C. UGWU . 3. PASTOR. IKECHUKWU ABUTU. 4. MR. OJADI CHRISTIAN. 5. MR. ANDREW EROBOSA. AIMS/OBJECTIVES ; 1. TO EVANGELISE CHRIST TO THE WORLD THROUGH THE PREACHING OF THE WONDERS OF GRACE. 2. TO RENDER CHARITY THROUGH THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST. 3. TO PARTNER WITH GOVERNMENT IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC , RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIETY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJAWITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED; PASTOR CHARLES UGWU.

CHIDERA ORJI

OSAYANDE GABRIEL

QUEEN SUNNY

FANTA CISSE

OYEGOKE ALICE

OSEZUA BLESSED

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ORJI CHIDERA JESSICA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHIDERA ORJI CHINYERE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ODEIRN GABRIEL OSAS NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OSAYANDE GABRIEL OSAROGIAGBON. I WAS BORN ON 08/03/1979 NOT 10/06/1977. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS KENNETH QUEEN SUNNY JOHNSON FORMERLY RESIDE AT NO 4,CHRISTIANA STREET, OKOFILI B/STOP,IGANDO, LAGOS NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS QUEEN SUNNY JOHNSON NOW AT 5, ASENUGA STREET OPEBI, IKEJA LAGOS. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS FATIMAH CISSE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS FANTA CISSE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ALICE FOLASHADE TAIWO NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OYEGOKE ALICE FOLASHADE . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CHANGE OF NAME AND DECLARATION OF DATE OF BIRTH: I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS BLESSED DIAMOND OSEZUA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OSEZUA BLESSED OSEMUAHU .I WAS BORN ON 15/02/1989. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OLANIRAN KAFILAT

OLASUNKANMI RUKAYAT

OGUNBAYO AYODEJI

DANIEL OLUWASEUN

HAMZAT MUMINI

OGUNBAYO VERONICA

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUKOTUN KAFILAT ADUNOLA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLANIRAN KAFILAT ADUNOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CORRECTION OF NAME: IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS (BVN) MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS OLASUNKONMI RUKAYAT INSTEAD OF OLASUNKANMI RUKAYAT KOFOWOROLA . I WAS BORN ON 02/12/1988 NOT 02/12/1987. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME: IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS (BVN) MY NAME APPEARS AS OGUNBAYO AYODEJI PETER WHILE IN SOME OTHER ONES (BANK ACCOUNT) IT APPEARS AS OGUNBAYO AYODEJI PETER SUNDAY. I AM THE SAME PERSON BEARING ALL THE NAMES. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING

CHANGE OF NAME: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AKINDE OLUWASEUN CHRISTY NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS DANIEL OLUWASEUN CHRISTIANAH. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I, WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS HAMZAT OSINOWO AND MUMINI HAMZAT NOW I WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS HAMZAT MUMINI OLATUNBOSUN. I WAS BORN ON 03/10/1977. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME: IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS (BVN) MY NAME APPEARS AS OGUNBAYO VERONICA WHILE IN OTHER ONES (BANK ACCOUNT) IT APPEARS AS OGUNBAYO VERONICA OLASENI. I AM THE ONE BEARING ALL THE NAMES. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING ALL THE NAMES ARE VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

JOSEPHINE NNENNA

ANI BLESSING

MRS EJIOFOR CHINENYE

MRS AGU VIVIAN

NWEKE KENECHI

MRS CHINWE OBIANUJU

JOSEPHINE: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JOSEPHINE NNENNA NNAJI, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JOSEPHINE NNENNA NNAMANI.. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ANI: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANI BLESSING NNENNA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANI BLESSING NGOZI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OKEKE: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OKEKE CHINENYE EMMANUELLA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS EJIOFOR CHINENYE EMMANUELLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NWABUISI: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS NWABUISI VIVIAN NKECHI, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS AGU VIVIAN NKECHI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NWACHUKWU: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWACHUKWU GILBERT EMMANUEL, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWEKE KENECHI EMMANUEL. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EWENIGHI: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS EWENIGHI CHINWENDU OBIANUJU AND MISS EWENIGHI CHINWE OBIANUJU, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS CHINWE OBIANUJU EWENIGHI AMANKWAH. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

EMEBINAH CHUKWUEMELIE

EJEMBI HELEN

AMAH NNAEMEKA

ANTHONY NWOBODO

OKWUDIRI OBINNA

MRS IKEGWU MAUREEN

EMEBINAH: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EMEBINAH EMELIE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EMEBINAH CHUKWUEMELIE GODWIN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

UGWU: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UGWU BLESSING .H., NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS EJEMBI HELEN. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AMAH: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AMAH EMEKA BOBALITIN NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS AMAH NNAEMEKA CHUKWUEBUKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

NWOBODO: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWOBODO EZE ANTHONY, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANTHONY NWOBODO EZE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. DIAMOND BANK AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OKWUDILI: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKWUDILI OBINNA NJOKU, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKWUDIRI OBINNA NWABLESSED. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

UKWOME: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS UKWOME MAUREEN NNEKA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS IKEGWU MAUREEN NNEKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OKIKE UDOCHUKWU

ANUJUE ODINAKA

MRS IBE CHINWE

MRS NGWU MIRIAN

CHUKWUMA JOEL

CHUKWUMA AUGUSTA

OKIKE: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKIKE UDOCHUKWU BRIGHT, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OKIKE UDOCHUKWU JOHNBRIGHT. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ANUJUE: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANUJUE ODINAKA DALINMGTON, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ANUJUE ODINAKA DAVID. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AGU: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS AGU PHILOMENA CHINWE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS IBE CHINWE PHILOMENA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

OGOKO: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OGOKO MIRIAN UGONNA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS NGWU MIRIAN UGONNA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ODO: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ODO JOEL EJIKEME, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHUKWUMA JOEL EJIKEME. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

ODO: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NNADI AUGUSTA CHIZOBA AND ODO AUGUSTA CHIZOBA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS CHUKWUMA AUGUSTA CHIZOBA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD

NWALI OMAH

MRS ORJIUDE CHRISTIANA

OGU CONCELIA

MRS. IKEH CHIDINMA

BARTHOLOMEW AMOS

NSOFOR ONYEKACHUKWU

OMAH: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OMAH ONYEBUCHI .O., NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWALI OMAH ONYEBUCHI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

AGU: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS AGU CHRISTIANA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS ORJIUDE CHRISTIANA CHIMELUE. BUT MY VOTER’S ID CARD HAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS “CHIME”. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN

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FLORENCE OKAGANYE

MRS IDUH EJEMENARE

AKINTOLA ABASS

MATTO JESSICA

MRS SEKONI ROMOKE

GIWA MUTIAT

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OGUNSINA TEMITOPE

WILLIAMS FUNLOLA

BALOGUN NOFISAT

MRS ASAYE BILIKIS

OLOWOLE MOFOLUSHO

ODEYEMI TAWA

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

NWAOROKO JUSTICE

AYODELE GLORY

MELEKI AISHAT TUMININU

OGBONNA KELECHI

DANIA OLUWABUSAYO

ASHIBINOMA JEFFREY

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS JUSTICE IVIE OKWEKU, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWAOROKO JUSTICE IVIE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENT REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CORRECTION OF NAME/ BIRTH DATE THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS SAMUEL GLORY AND AYODELE LOA GLORY INSTEAD OF AYODELE GLORY TOMILOLA. THAT MY CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH IS 15 MARCH 1965 AND NOT 17 MARCH 1965. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OGUNJOBI OLUWABUSAYO MARY, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS DANIA OLUWABUSAYO MARY. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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NWACHUKWU PAUL

AKINDOYO TUNDE

SHODEINDE SARAH

BABALOLA ELIZABETH

OLUMIDE-OKE JOSIAH

ADEWUNMI PAUL

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NNWAMADI ODINAKACHI PAUL, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS NWACHUKWU PAUL ODINAKACHI. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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ADDITION OF NAME: FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUMIDE-OKE JOSIAH AYOMIDE, THAT I WISH TO ADD IFEDOLA TO MY NAME. THAT I HENCEFORTH WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OLUMIDE-OKE JOSIAH AYOMIDE IFEDOLA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE

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MRS OLEJEME NKECHINYERE

ABDULAHI LATEEPH

UDEOGU UCHECHUKWU

SHOBALOJU RUKAYAT

AKINROGUNDE GOKE

AINA –SCOTT TITILAYO

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MRS UCHECHUKWU VIVIENNE

IFEANYICHUKWU OLUKEMI

POPOOLA EVELYN

EBOMOYI GLADYS

MRS ODUM IFEOMA

AKUKWE AMAKA

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS UCHECHUKWU VIVIENNE IBEKIE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS UCHECHUKWU VIVIENNE OKOYE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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MRS ATING REGINA

SHOFUMADE MODINAT

EMMANUEL MIRACLE

SONUSI LANRE

DELE ELIZABETH

OLABISI WASIU

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CORRECTION OF NAME/ BIRTH DATE

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ADEYORIJU HENRY

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN AS SHOFUMADE GRACE ABENI INSTEAD OF SHOFUMADE MODINAT GRACE. THAT MY CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH IS 18/07/1948. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

OSENI ASHABI

EGBUNU EJURA

NNAMONU EMMANUEL

MRS ADAMS IBUKUNOLUWA

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ADEWALE OLUWAYEMISI

LAMIDI SEMIU

SOLEYE SIMBIAT

JIMOH ABDULLAHI

MARTHIAS ROSETTA

ASUOHA EMMANUEL

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BAMITALE LOVE

BAMITALE LOVE

TOWOBOLA YINUSA

OLOFIN OLUWAGBENGA

GOMES RICHARD

MRS. ESTHER EDEKHAIBHOR

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AJAYI HAPPINESS

MRS DUROSANYA OPEYEMI

MUSA GANIYU

MUSA GANIYU

MRS EGONMWAN CHIMDINDU

MRS EGONMWAN CHIMDINDU

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CONFIRMATION OF NAME IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS MY NAME WAS WRITTEN AS OSHINUGA GARY ADELEKE, WHILE IN SOME OTHER DOCUMENTS IT WAS WRITTEN AS OSHINUGA JAMES ADELEKE. I AM THE ONE BEARING ALLTHE NAMES. NOWWISHTO MAINTAIN OSHINUGA GARY ADELEKE. ALL DOCUMENTS BEARING THE NAMES ARE VALID, GENERAL PUBLIC TO PLEASETAKE NOTE.

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MRS JUDE IFEOMA

ARUM: I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS ARUM IFEOMA, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS JUDE IFEOMA. MY CORRECT DATE OF BIRTH 28TH JULY, 1981 ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

MUOZOBA KINGSLEY

NWEKE PAUL

BONIFACE MGBADA

BONIFACE MGBADA

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CORRECTION OF NAME: THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT MY NAME BONIFACE MGBADA BONIFACE WAS WRONGLY WRITTEN DURING MY BVN REGISTRATION, BUT NOW WISH TO BE CORRECTED AND ADDRESSED AS BONIFACE MGBADA NWAFOR. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME: THIS IS TO CERTIFY AND CONFIRM THAT UFOEGBU LYNDA CHIDIEBERE, NEE ANIATU LYNDA CHIDIEBERE AND IKE LYNDA CHIDIEBERE REFERS AS ONE AND THE SAME PERSON NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS IKE LYNDA CHIDIEBERE. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. BANKS, NYSC, NATIONAL IDENTITY COMMISSION (NIMC) AND GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

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Youths protest alleged plot to implicate Saraki in criminal case Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin Hundreds of youths under the aegis of Kwara Agenda on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest to the Government House, Ilorin, alleging a plot to frame Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki in a criminal case. The group leader, Taofiq Olateju told Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed the plot was to link Saraki with a murder case involving one Lanre Mohammed Soliu, who was recently paraded by the police in the state over alleged involvement in cult related

murders. The protestors carried several placards with various inscriptions such as “Fresh plot to frame Saraki uncovered”, “stop intimidating Saraki”, “we stand with Saraki” among others. While, Addressing Ahmed, Olateju raised the alarm that the suspect was being transported to Abuja while his crime was allegedly committed in Ilorin. He added: “Our attention has been drawn to a fresh plot by the federal government to implicate the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki in a murder case involving one

Lanre Mohammed Soliu. “It is on record that Lanre Mohammed Soliu was recently paraded alongside five others by the Kwara state police commissioner, Aminu Pai Saleh, as members of Aiye confraternity cult group. Soliu was specifically accused of killing one Yemi Bayero of Ago market, Ilorin. The offences which the suspect allegedly committed were carried out in Ilorin, Kwara state, and expectedly he’s supposed to be tried in a competent court of jurisdiction in the state. “We are, however, alarmed by a new twist to the whole

issue. As we are speaking with you, Soliu is being transported to Abuja by men of Kwara state police command. “This is not our concern, but our concern is about the plot by the powers that be to torture and force the suspect to implicate Dr Bukola Saraki. We have it on good authority that the main purpose of transferring the selfconfessed cultist to Abuja is to implicate the Senate President in the whole saga. “As concerned youths of Kwara state, we want to appeal to men of conscience across the country to prevail on the

federal government to stop intimidating and humiliating our God - sent leader, the President of the Senate. No Senate President in the history of this country has been so humiliated and vilified as Senator Bukola Saraki, for no just cause. “Saraki is our leader and a law abiding citizen whose passion is to improve the lots of the common man. He should be left alone to continue the good job he and his colleagues are doing at the National Assembly. “We are using this forum to warn those behind this fresh

plot to frame and tarnish the image of our leader to retrace their steps. We have no doubt in our mind that this fresh plot like the ones before it shall fail woefully. “Dr Bukola Saraki remains committed to the cause of the Nigerian masses, and their prayers and support shall always keep him going and ensure his victory over his adversaries.” In his response, Governor Ahmed promised to deliver the message from the youths to the right quarters as he commended their maturity in carrying out the protest.

Indonesian Ambassador to Poland, Peter Gontha; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki; Executive Director, Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), Mr. Mahendra Siregar; and Mr. Ryan Edwards of Dartmouth University, during a panel session at the conference on Eradicating Poverty through Agriculture and Plantation Industry to empower Peace and Humanity in Rome, Italy.

Obaseki urges tolerance to drive sustainable growth, devt Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for tolerance and promotion of a mindset of inclusiveness among Nigeria’s diverse ethnic groups to create an enabling environment for growth and societal advancement. The governor, who said this in commemoration of the International Day of Living Together in Peace, marked every May 16, by the United Nations, said that the imperative for peaceful co-existence is to engender development of the country without the fissures of parochial or self-perpetuating considerations among the country’s different ethnic and religious groups. According to him, “We have come a long way as a country and it behoves on us to preserve the legacies of the founding fathers of Nigeria. Much as it is obvious that we have lingering problems and the challenges that threaten our resolve to live together, it is important to know that much can be achieved if we stick together, discuss the basis of our co-existence, agree on reforms that will foster unity

and forge ahead with a clearer sense of purpose and direction.” “In Edo State, we have demonstrated this by agreeing on certain principles that assure the greatest good for all. It is this constant negotiation of our expectations and the deployment of resources to attain them that we arrive at consensus that make us a strong, united force.” He noted that the country will be better off if there is a constant negotiation on the basis of coexistence, stressing that only such arrangement will put paid to pockets of agitations from different parts of the country. According to the United Nations, “The UN GeneralAssembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace, as a means of regularly mobilising the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. The Day aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony.”

Lagos to deliver 14,187 housing units in 2 years Benjamin Omoike, Lagos A total of 14,187 housing units will be delivered within the next two years in Lagos through a joint venture partnership housing scheme project led by the state government. The state Commissioner for Housing, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, made this disclosure on Wednesday at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Gbolahan said the joint venture partnership is under its housing programme tagged: ‘Lagos Affordable Public Housing (LAPH)’, initiative introduced by the government to inject private funds into the provision of houses to enable the state bridge the gap in the housing deficit, which is put at three million. He said by this initiative, the state intended to provide 20,000 housing units over a period of four years spanning 2017 to 2020. “This initiative is implemented through a

joint venture arrangement between the state and the private investor/joint venture partner. Under this initiative, the state provides land, the documentation in terms of permits, approvals, registration of documents and stamping, as its own contribution to the Joint Venture, while the Joint Venture Partner provides funds and construction expertise as its contribution. “In line with the investment policy of LASG and for the purpose of creating an investment data base, title to the project site is vested in IBILE Holdings Limited, the investment agency of the state government, which will in turn, grant a deed of sublease of the unexpired residue of its interest to the Special Purpose Vehicle/Project Company to be incorporated for the purpose of execution and management of the project,” he said. According to him, the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)/Project Company is made up of both parties and that the shareholding would

be based on the value of the equity contribution of the parties. Under the joint venture arrangement, Gbolahan said 14,187 housing units would be delivered very soon, adding that the Ikota and Ogmbo scheme would deliver 3,300 housing units, being developed by MultiPurpose Infrastructure Development Construction Limited, while the Ibeshe and Owutu scheme that would deliver 3,000 housing units was being developed by Affordable Mass Housing Company Limited. Other joint venture partnership arrangements are the Igbogbo Housing Scheme, being developed by M-Bridge Ltd. To deliver 416 housing units; IjoraBadiya, being developed by Brains and Hammers Limited, with 771 housing units; Imota, Ayobo and Idale scheme by Echostone Management Corp, with 2,000 housing units being developed; Ilamoye-Isolo and Abijo Scheme, a 2,464 housing units scheme being

developed by Baden Moyet Nigeria Limited/Lemine Investment Group and Tolu, while the Abule Ado housing scheme being developed by Tact Urban Infrastructure Development will deliver 2,126 housing units. However, the Commissioner said on the demand side, government had continued to implement the Rent-To-Own and rental housing policies, which were aimed at making housing more readily affordable and accessible to the citizenry, stressing that the policies were particularly targeted at low and middle income earners in both the formal and informal sectors. So far, Lawal disclosed that seven estates had been completed, with a combined 720 housing units, which included MKO Garden Housing Scheme, Oko Oba Housing Scheme, Mushin Housing Scheme, Ilupeju Housing Scheme, Omole I & II Housing Scheme, Magodo Isheri Housing Scheme and Sir Michael Otedola Estate, Odoragunshin, Epe.


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Kano/Lagos rail line: FG signs $6.68bn contract with Chinese firm Idu Jude, Abuja Federal Government has signed a contract of $6.68 billion on the Ibadan – Kaduna Railway segment of the Lagos-Kano railway line with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). A d d r e s s i n g Journalists shortly after signing the Contract Agreement, on Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, said that the Contract Agreement is for the implementation of Addendum no. 4 IbadanKaduna segment of the Lagos- Kano Rail line at the cost of $6.68 billion “This one is IbadanKaduna Rail Line which is part of the Lagos-Kano rail line” he said. The Hon. Minister added that the completion time of the contract should between 2-3 year depending on the availability of funds. Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi promised that the Ministry should be able to provide its counterpart funding between this year and next year budget provision. The Ibadan- Kaduna Standard Gauge line will pass through Oshogboilorin-Minna to Kaduna, with a single track branch line from Oshogbo to Ado- Ekiti. This Contract is in fulfilment of Federal government’s plan to complete the LagosKano rail modernization Project which was started in 2006 and broken into Segments for implementation in 2008. The Segmentation phase commenced in AbujaKaduna Rail Line in 2011 which was completed and commissioned into Commercial operation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016. The Federal government in March 2017 commenced

implementation of the second leg of the Lagos - Kano line which is the

Lagos-Ibadan Rail line that is currently on-going and is planned to be

completed by the end of 2018. Signing of this Ibadan

–Kaduna Segment Contract Agreement today concludes all

outstanding Segment of Lagos – Kano Rail Line.

Rumpus over Delta Govt N.3bn car loans for lawyers Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Widespread criticisms have continued to trail the approval of N.3 billion car loans for lawyers on the Delta State Government Employment Scheme. Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) party in the state told our reporter on Wednesday in Asaba, the approval by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the car loans as a waste of public fund even at the face of delay infrastructure, adding that the

N.3 billion loans would have been channelled to other areas that needed development, and not for lawyers. A chieftain of the party, Chief Felix Agbarah who spoke to our reporter in Asaba said: “challenge the governor to channel the fund into other areas that needed development, rather than giving out car loans to lawyers, is the major problem now”. In the last few weeks sequel to the approval of the N.3 billion, strong indications are that some

human rights organization in the state have searched a conclusion to drag the governor to court on what they described as wasteful spending and maladministration. A resident of Asaba, John Onochie who spoke to our reporter said: “ I am a member of the good governance, we have agreed to take the governor to court, he is not doing well at all, he is wasting our fund, the roads he claimed he had constructed are fake, no good roads, nothing to show in the last three years of

his administration”. But the State AttorneyGeneral and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Peter Mrakpor in a swift reaction, told our reporter: “the rationale for the special provision is aimed at supporting legal officers to purchase their personal vehicles to ensure their movement to court” disclosing that owing to the sensitive nature of their work which involves carrying of bulky sensitize case files, and their personal safety, the Governor approved a head as car loan special provision for

lawyers. He explained that the decision of the car loans was the best interest of the Ministry of Justice, adding that the beneficiaries will be ranked from senior legal officers in the legal department, and other senior legal officers. He said: “the new head in the 2018 budget which has a provision of N.3billion was different from the amount captured for general car loans for civil servants in the state which is domiciled in the office of the Head of Service (HOS)”.

Association cautions schools, parents against arbitrary promotion of pupils

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode (second right), presenting gifts to Mr. Augustine and Jessica Obiefuna for their newborn quintuplets, at the Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos, on Wednesday. With them are COWLSO members, Mrs. Ronke Solomon (right); Mrs. Oyindamola Ogunsanwo (second left) and Managing Director of the hospital, Dr. Ademuyiwa Eniayewun.

National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Lagos State Chapter, has cautioned school owners and parents against arbitrary promotion of pupils. The academic environment today, NAPPS observed is challenged with academically delinquent children because students who are not psychologically and emotionally mature are being promoted to classes they are not fit for. President of the association, Mr Wasiu Adumadeyin, in an interview with NAN in Lagos, said that “Academic maturity is not enough for a child to be promoted.’’ Ademadeyin, who spoke on the sidelines of a meeting of the association recently, said that indiscriminate promotion of pupils was in the increase in a bid by their parents to hasten their graduation. According to him, spending the required number of years in school is in the interest of pupils and the entire society as it makes them to be emotionally mature. “If students spend the required years in school, they will be emotionally mature,’’ Ademadeyin said. He told NAN that some parents mount pressure on schools to promote their children because they felt that the students were brilliant. The association president noted that the association participated in the formation of the nine-year basic education policy of the Federal Government, adding that its members should adhere to the policy.


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Ways of positive thinking Think positively Research suggests that people who think positively are more peaceful and healthy. Positive thinking is beneficial for our psychology and it is also good for our motivation. People who think positively will definitely take events into account and raise their belief that things will go well. Positive thinking is a way of thinking that affects human life positively, who does not accept negativity, believes that it is a good thing to do in every circumstance. Today, even in the business, sports and art world, positive thinking and brain power are considered as a productiveness factor. Positive thought, which is the main source of eastern philosophy, is a magic word adopted by Western medicine today. In nature, everything in the face is in mutual interaction. There is also such an interaction between mind and body. Positive thoughts in mind create a positive result in body. In happy people or in the brain of those seeking the opportunity to relieve suffering, a kind of natural morphine called Endorphin is secreted. This Endorphin hormone is at least a hundred times stronger than morphine we know. It helps to relieve the afflictions of the person. We have explained a few tips below for you to think positive, think positive and trust yourself.

Be self confident A man believes in his own strength, will be happy and successful at every moment of the life. To be pessimistic and to humiliate yourself will only cause your hopes to go away. If a person starts to think negatively, he will always come to negative ideas and this becomes poison of his life. No matter how hard or big the obstacle is, if you brave with courage, you will not despair. Fill your brain with confidence and faith in yourself. These thoughts will expel you from your feelings of insecurity and doubt. Today, most people live in insecurity. Never think of failing-to-win a sense of self-confidence. Examine the obstacles on your side and try to limit them to the minimum level. Repeat the phrase “I can overcome every obstacle I confront� when you feel insecure. Make time for yourself One can only manage to create positive habits by creating certain conditions and knowing herself first. You just cannot think positively by saying it. To do this, you should take time for yourself, stay away from conflicts, face your fears. First, it is useful to note that there is not a single formula that might be appropriate to think positively. One can only achieve positive thinking as a result of certain conditions. In other words, it is not possible to

create the conditions necessary to think positively without some other conditions being met. Do sports and try to be healthy Sports have an important role in the social development of a person because of the nature of being an activity that allows the individual to participate in dynamic social circles. Every sporting event is a social experience and involves feelings. Participants in such activities have the opportunity to express their feelings through movements. Aggression, anger, jealousy, etc. Healthy eating and sports are important for people to take care of themselves physically and to bring their mental processes to a more positive level under their control. If you feel physically comfortable and wellbeing yourself, it will be easier for your thoughts to be positive and to have a more positive perspective. Remember that you need to be healthy and sporting for more positive thoughts. Try to forget bad memories Bad memories have the ability to help evolve negative feelings. As we remember the bad things we have lived in the past, we also remember the negative feelings we felt and mentally return to those days. What is actually important is not forgetting the bad things in such a situation, but to reduce the present prejudice that they have in our memories.

We can prevent our brain from thinking badly by reducing the importance of the past. It is a good start to leave history in the past and return to look into the future. Confront your fears Behind negative thoughts we often have fears that unknowingly appear inside us, and that grow and control our lives. An important step to be able to think positively is to confront these fears. Being afraid is the same as being a prisoner. Our fears do not show themselves. They only emerge when necessary.

Be self confident

When we realize they need to start struggling to cope with them. Otherwise, fear creates and strengthens negative thoughts. To be able to think positively we have to face our fears and identify them, we have to do our bests to deal with them. In addition, The idea that other people are interested in what we think and what we are doing soon may lead to the emergence of negative thoughts very quickly. Every step taken to increase our confidence in ourselves and to get rid of the pressure created by the people around us will help us to think positively.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Lagos to regrass Teslim Balogun, Campus mini stadia, to host int’l matches

Super Eagles meet President Buhari, fly out to World Cup June 11 World Cup-bound Super Eagles plan to pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on May 29 and are also scheduled to depart their Austrian training camp June 11 for the World Cup in Russia. Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye revealed the timetable of the team leading up to Russia 2018. The national team will open training camp on

May 22 in Uyo before a friendly against DR Congo in Port Harcourt on May 28. The match will mark the partnership between the Rivers State Government and La Liga giants Real Madrid to set up an academy in Port Harcourt. After their Presidential visit, they will fly out to London for a high-profile World Cup warm-up against England on June 2.

Coach Gernot Rohr is expected to announce his final 23-man squad for the World Cup not later than June 4. The Eagles will then face Czech Republic in a final test game on June 6 in Austria They will depart for Russia on June 11, five days before their opening Group D match against Croatia. Super Eagles 2018 World Cup Timetable

May 22 – Training camp opens in Uyo May 28 – Friendly vs DR Congo in Port Harcourt May 29 – Presidential visit in Abuja June 2 – Friendly vs England at Wembley June 4 – Announcement of final 23-man squad June 6 – Final friendly vs Czech Republic June 11 – Departure to Russia June 16 – Opening Group D match vs Croatia

DR Congo’s Kabongo Kasongo vows to down Super Eagles in Port Harcourt DR Congo striker Kabongo Kasongo was a hero for Zamalek to win the Egyptian Cup and afterwards said he now hopes to score against World Cup-bound Super Eagles in Port Harcourt. The Eagles host DRC in a friendly on May 28. Kasongo was the hero Tuesday night, when he scored the equaliser to help them beat Smouha 5-4 on penalties to win the Egyptian Cup. Kasongo is listed on the squad to battle Nigeria in Port Harcourt. His representative Islam Serageldin said that his player is delighted and in high spirits to

face Nigeria. “Kabongo scored the equaliser to help Zamalek win the Egyptian Cup,” he informed. “He is very happy with

this and the performance will definitely increase his confidence as he looks forward to face Nigeria. He has now scored 14 goals this season, 10 in the league and four in cup games. The former Al Ittihad Alexander striker who spoke through his representative Islam Serageldin said Nigeria is a big team and will be an honour for him to score against the Russia 2018 bound eagles. “They have a good team who can beat Nigeria,” he said. “There is no doubt, Nigeria are a big team and it will be an honour to score against them.”

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that plans are underway to replace the artificial turf at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere and Campus Mini Stadium, Lagos Island with natural grass in preparation for the facilities to meet the required standard to host the Confederation of African Football (CAF) matches. Speaking at the ongoing annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration held at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh, said the development was in line with the commitment of the present administration towards providing world class sporting facilities. He said that Governor Ambode had already given approval for the comprehensive renovation of Campos Mini Stadium in Lagos Island, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere; Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park, Yaba; Isheri Football Field/Swimming Pool, and Ijede Mini Stadium, Ikorodu. He said the State Government has also begun the process to complete the upgrade of the Agege Stadium with the covering of the remaining seats at the facility. He said within the period under review, the State Government awarded contracts for transformation of Onikan Stadium to an all-covered ultramodern international stadium with FIFA certified artificial turf and multipurpose arena for entertainment concerts with capacity to accommodate 10,000 people, while preliminary works had already commenced on the construction of Maracana Stadium in Ajegunle. On the request by the State Government to the Federal Government to release the National Stadium, Surulere, Tandoh said the process for retrofitting and upgrading of the facility to host international sporting tournaments was ongoing. Giving details, Tandoh said: “You would recall that the Lagos State Government signified interest in taking over completely the National Stadium and the Governor did not just say it, he actually met with the Minister of Sports and a tour of the facility was carried out. “One thing later developed and there were signs and signals that the Governor received that they were not actually ready to hand over the Stadium to us rather it seems as if they just wanted a concession agreement where the State Government would spend the money, get it fixed while the Federal Government would still

be in place but that is not what Lagos State Government wants. “So, during the visit of the President to Lagos State few weeks ago, the Governor at the State Dinner was able to grouch the intention again and he mentioned it in his speech to the President and the President verbally gave approval that that was going to be in place. Just yesterday, the Governor directed that I proceed to Abuja next week to deliver some communications that are necessary to put in place a formal handover of the National Stadium to Lagos State Government. We are grateful that this time they will give it to us on the terms that the Lagos State Government has requested for.” He said it was also significant to report that the State Government has concluded plans to establish three viewing centres across the State for fans to watch world cup matches free of charge. “Just yesterday, Governor Ambode approved that we should establish three viewing centres in Mushin, Alimosho and Ajegunle. The centres will be in place for the duration of world cup and will serve as venues where people in those areas can watch world cup matches free of charge,” Tandoh said. He said approval had also been given for the employment of full time coaches as well as contract coaches, while training grants were also paid for a total of 300 state athletes in individual sports, combat sports, team sports, racket sports, traditional sports, para sports and deaf sports. He added that as a result of the deliberate policies put in place, many of the athletes produced at sport tournaments organised in the State eventually ended up representing the country at international tournaments, just as he assured that government would continue to put efforts in place to promote sports at the grassroots. On the street soccer championship, Tandoh said the sponsor of the tournament initially pulled out of the sponsorship due to financial constraint, but that talks have been activated to reintroduce the competition, among other local soccer championships. Besides, he said as part of efforts to reposition the Commission, a four-year strategic sports development plan had already been approved for development within 16 weeks in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, adding that the plan would engender development of a strategy plan, staff capability assessment and performance management framework development.


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Governor Ambode fulfils N20 million pledge to CHAN Eagles

Mutiu Adepoju: MultiChoice deserves kudos for Atletico Madrid Nigeria visit Ex-Super Eagles and Spanish La Liga star, Mutiu Adepoju, has described as commendable, the decision of MultiChoice Nigeria to bring LaLiga giants, Atletico Madrid, to Nigeria for the maiden edition of the GOtv MAX Cup. Speaking in a telephone interview, Adepoju, who starred for two LaLiga sides, Racing Satander and Real Sociedad, explained that the proposed visit of Atletico will impact positively on Nigerian football. GOtv MAX Cup, an international friendly tournament, will see topflight LaLiga club, Atletico Madrid play the Super Eagles at the Godswill Akpabio

International Stadium, Uyo, on Tuesday, 22 May. “MultiChoice, SuperSport and GOtv have done well for Nigeria and Nigerian football by bringing Atletico Madrid to Nigeria. It shows they are keen on rewarding subscribers and putting Nigeria on the global football map, and they are also providing an opportunity for our players to be noticed by big European teams. They have supported Nigerian sports through the years and I’m happy they have not relented,” explained Adepoju, who is also the La Liga ambassador in Nigeria. He explained that LaLiga has had a very

rewarding partnership with MultiChoice, adding that the proposed visit of the Spanish giants is a testament to the pulling power of MultiChoice, which he described as the continent’s leader in providing sporting content. Adepoju, popularly referred to as “headmaster” due to his ball heading prowess while playing for the Nigerian team, urged Super Eagles players selected for the match to perform well for the world to see. He added that the match also offers further an opportunity for the Super Eagles to prepare for the World Cup starting next month in Russia.

Maria Sharapova delight at popping the question to Rafael Nadal Russian star Maria Sharapova giggled with delight as she revealed how she plucked up the courage to pop the question and got to practise with Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open. The two former world number ones hit balls together on the red clay of the Foro Italico where they are both multiple winners. “I saw he was practising on the court right before me,” explained Sharapova, after advancing to the second round on Tuesday past Australian Ashleigh Barty. “And I said to my team ‘wouldn’t it be amazing if I just came up to Rafa and said ‘would you hit a couple balls with me?’ “And they’re like, yeah, what’s wrong with that? And I was like, a lot of things. There’s a lot of things wrong with just coming up to Rafa. “They’re like, no, you should. It’s not like you’re asking him to go on a date. And so I did. “He probably thought I was really weird. I think he still thinks I’m really

weird.” The Russian was overjoyed at being able to rally with the 16-time Grand Slam champion, tweeting: “Two minutes on court with the GOAT @RafaelNadal #BucketList Was so nervous.” In Tuesday’s match played in rainy conditions, five-time Grand Slam winner Sharapova needed two and a half hours to master 18th-ranked Barty 7-5, 3-6, 6-2 in their first round game. She next meets Slovak Dominika Cibulkova as she bids to recapture the title she won three times in 2011, 2012 and 2015. “This tournament has been special in my

career,” said the 31-yearold, who received a wildcard entry last year as she made her comeback from a 15-month doping ban. She retired injured from her second round match to end her hopes of qualifying on merit for Wimbledon’s main draw after being denied a wild-card entry to Roland Garros. “It’s brought me a lot of great matches and a lot of match play toward the Grand Slam that we all look forward to playing. “And usually it’s the last tournament I play before Roland Garros. So, it is an important one,” said two-time French Open winner Sharapova who reached the quarter-finals in Madrid last week. “But, I’ve also had very tough moments here, as well. Last year was a very difficult situation to be in and going into that match. “I’m just a little bit more relieved this year. I feel like I’m not thinking about things and just playing and not worrying about anything else. Which is nice.”

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has fulfilled his promise of N20 million to the Super Eagles Team ‘B’ otherwise called the CHAN Eagles. The Salisu Yusufftutored team were runnersup at the 2018 African Nations Championships held, in Morocco. The governor, who was in Morocco to watch the final match had pledged to reward the team for their exemplary performance in in spite of all odds. Titi Oshodi, the Head of Public Affairs, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), said Wednesday that its chairman, Kweku Tandoh made the disclosure in Lagos. “The Executive Chairman, LSSC, Tandoh made the disclosure about the reward,’’ she said,

noting that the official presentation of the cheque to the team would take place soon. “The gesture by the sports-loving Ambode is commendable and has once again demonstrated his passion and unwavering commitment to sports development not only in Lagos State but in Nigeria as a whole. “Last year the governor supported the Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC of Lagos for their 2018 CAF Champions League campaign with a donation of N50 million. “He also approved the remodelling and modification of the Agege Stadium to meet the Confederation of African Football (CAF) standards,’’ Oshodi said in a statement.

Governor A m b o d e also financially supported the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in hosting the FIFA Executive Football Summit which held in February this year along with the 1st NFF Football Awards in Lagos, Oshodi.

Everton announce Sam Allardyce’s departure as manager Everton have confirmed the departure of manager Sam Allardyce after less than a season at Goodison Park. In a club statement, CEO Professor Denise BarrettBaxendale said: “On behalf of the Chairman, Board of Directors and Mr Moshiri, I’d like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton over the last seven months. Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that. “However, we have made the decision that, as part of our longerterm plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer and will be commencing this process immediately. Again, we’d like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sam for his work with us over the last few months and wish him well for the future.” Allardyce was

appointed by Everton on Nov. 30 last year, six months after leaving a similarly short stint at Crystal Palace. The writing had been on the wall for several months for Allardyce at Goodison Park despite his public protestations to the contrary. The former England manager had failed to win over a large section of the Everton fanbase despite lifting the club from 13th in the Premier League when he took over at the end of November to finish eighth. Allardyce seemed to accept his fate after the Toffees’ final match of the season, a 3-1 defeat by West Ham, on Sunday. He said at the time: “Contract for next year. Confident? I can’t quite say confident after all the rumours I’m reading in the paper. Generally there’s no smoke without fire. We’ll wait and see when we meet up.” A dismal start to the

season under Ronald Koeman had Everton fearing being sucked into a relegation battle but stability and a push towards the Europa League spots did not placate the Everton support after Allardyce was given an 18-month contract. Former Watford manager Marco Silva is the favourite to take over and could complete the move to Goodison Park six months after the club failed to prise him away from Vicarage Road. The Hornets refused to let Silva go only to sack him in January, citing the disruption caused by Everton’s “unwarranted approach” for a major dip in form. Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca has also been linked with Everton as well as West Ham, while Louis van Gaal, Andre Villas-Boas, Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe are other names reportedly in the frame.


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Dangote to employs 350 Lagos trainees Benjamin Omoike Following the completion of an eight weeks intensive training exercise, over 350 graduates of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Employability Support Project, participated in an interview with one of Nigeria’s leading employers of labour, Dangote Group, and the organisation’s partners and vendors. The interview session involved graduates trained under the

Manufacturing and Construction sectors of the Employability Support Project, vocational scheme held during a job fair held at Bibbycrest Event Centre, Ajah, Lagos, on Tuesday, May 14, 2018. The Employability Support Project, an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is designed to provide unemployed and underemployed youths in Lagos state

with vocational skills training by wellcertified and credible training partners. The project is managed by Arc Skills, a globally recognized skills training consultancy. Commending Dangote and the partners, the Executive Secretary of LSETF, Akintunde Oyebode, who was represented by the Director of Programmes, LSETF, Mrs Teju Abisoye, said that the Employability Support Project, was providing a viable platform to bridge the gap of shortage of skilled

L-R: Representative, President, West African Students Union (WASU) Mr. Kubethi Kossa, Acting Director General Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ms. Mary Uduk and Acting Executive Commissioner SEC, Mr. Isyaku Tilde during a courtesy visit of WASU to SEC head office in Abuja…recently

and employable labour required to fill the needs of the job market. “Manpower skills gap remains a significant issue for businesses operating in the State and we are pleased to see that world-class brands are satisfied with the quality of our trainees and the scheme in general. “I enjoin other corporate organisations to follow Dangote’s lead in recruiting the well trained and certified manpower that the Employability Support Project, has produced and supporting the Lagos State Government in its effort to bridge the unemployment gap in the state.” he said. Speaking on the essence of the job fair, the CEO of Arc Skills Nigeria, Mr. Amit Washington, who was represented by the General Manager, Bolodeoku Ebunoluwa, said the move by Dangote and its partner vendors to employ trainees of the Employability Support Project, is a testament to the quality of the scheme. “Today is another milestone for us, one of the many that have been achieved under this project as we march towards creating sustainable employment for our youths. The vision for setting up this project, the first of its kind in Nigeria, is to increase the pool of employable graduates. As such, it is fulfilling that a multinational organization of Dangote’s calibre has shown interest in recruiting a large number of our trainees.” he said. At this time, about 150 graduate trainees have also been selected for immediate employment in addition to 600 job commitments from leading organizations such Brickhouse Construction Company, Genesis Cinemas, Crown Nature Plc, David Wej and Construction Kaiser, among several others.

NAHCo to sack 40 workers over health issues Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The management of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCo) Plc. has concluded arrangements to sack no fewer than 40 employees over poor health conditions. The exercise, which is tagged: ‘Staff Optimisation in NAHCo,’ it was gathered became necessary due to the diminished productivity of some workers in the ground handling company and to address the manpower shortage in the system. A source close to the ground handling company revealed that some of the impending sacked workers sustained the accidents, leading to their poor health conditions in the course of discharging their duties to

the ground handling company while others had a personal health challenge. It was gathered that the management of the company had in recent time embarked on job evaluation and proper placement of staff to address the poor productivity of some of its entire staff when it discovered that some of them had major health issues preventing them from discharging their duties as expected. However, in order to prevent industrial crisis, which may emanate as a result of the impending purge, it was gathered that the management on Thursday called the leaderships of the two leading unions in the industry to a meeting at its headquarters at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos last weekend. The unions are the Air Transport

Senior Staff Services of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE). At the meeting, it was learnt that the unions posited that it would only agree with the management on the exercise when the management complied with the principles suggested to them, which included obedience to Nigeria Labour Act on disengagement of workers and medical evaluation of workers in order to mitigate against unnecessary job loss. It was not clear when the management would commence the exercise, but it was gathered that some of the workers even those without health challenges are apprehensive about the decision of the management. But, it was learnt that the management would start exercise

once it agreed conditions and terms set for it by the unions, which must be in accordance with the laws of the land. The source said: “Soon, the management would embark on purging of staff in NAHCo due to illhealth, which has been discovered in some of the workers. The management observed that some of the workers were not productive optimally and decided to embark on staff optimisation. It was in the cause of this that some staff was discovered to have health challenges. “The number of those to be layed off are not known yet, but I think over 20 of our staff would be affected, but in order to ensure just and equitable manner and the unions and the management are to evaluate the situation and proffer a win-win solution to both parties.

AB InBev restates commitment to Nigeria’s economic development Motolani Oseni The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, (AB InBev) has reiterated its commitment to the Nigeria project and pledged to actively support the attainment of the country’s developmental aspirations. The company said after taking into account the country’s huge market, a young population, the resilience and entrepreneurial drive of the people as well as the abundant human and natural resources, it has no doubt about the country’s huge economic potential. “Nigeria’s potential for growth and development is enormous,” said Marketing Director, AB InBev Nigeria, Arne Rust, speaking in Onitsha, Anambra State, at the unveiling of a red crown cork of Hero lager beer. The Obi of Onitsha, His Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, represented by Engineer Okey Ononye, Onowu Iyase of Onitsha, performed the official unveiling of the cork during which Hero, a favourite lager of South Easterners, was ceremonially knighted and awarded the title of “Dike Mba Nile.” In his remarks, Igwe Achebe commended AB InBev for its investments in Nigeria, especially the introduction of Hero lager, which drew its philosophy from the enterprising spirit of the Ibos who are the dominant ethnic group in the South East. The adoption of a red crown for Hero, he added, demonstrates respect for the cultural heritage of the ethnic group. Rust said AB InBev would continue to grow its investment in Nigeria, enabling the country to capitalize on the enormous opportunities for economic transformation. A demonstration of the company’s investment drive could be seen in the $250 million brewery in Sagamu, Ogun State, its largest brewery in Africa, outside of South Africa, that comes on stream later this year. Via the new plant, more products would be introduced in the country, providing Nigerians with more options to choose from while creating employment and livelihood for many and revenue for


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AIMAN frown over structure lopsidedness in NAMA Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The Aeronautical Information Service Association of Nigeria, AIMAN, is aggrieved over the lopsided in the official structure of the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, with regards to the management of AIS and Aero Chart Services departments in the organization. The Association is also hurt that seniority is no longer a consideration for acting appointment. The immediate past President of AIMAN, Mr. Babatunde Shittu in his address of welcome at the World AIS Day in Ibadan, said this development was dangerous and could cause the morale of staff to diminish in a critical sensitive organization like NAMA. He, however, appealed to the NAMA management that there was need to upgrade and fill the vacancies in AIS and Aero, adding that, the Organogram of AIS and Aero Chart Services shown that there were positions that exist which could be filled by a crop of experienced AIS

officers that were currently available in the system. “This will help to stabilize the departments particularly when the AIS Automation is on ground”. Shittu harped on the training, re-training and licensing of AIS/ AIM personnel as this was critical to the successful actualization of the changes taking place with the transition from AIS to AIM. “Which involves operational shift from manual operations to automated processes and data is easily and quickly exchanged. We therefore employ the management of NCAT, NCAA and NAMA to embark on effective training and retraining of AIS staff and instructors to meet the present day technological development, he added. “Licensing of AIS/AIM personnel is worthy of higher consideration by the state now than ever, due to the critical nature of the data we handle. We need to be responsible to our data. This can be achieved by licensing of AIS/AIM staff which will in the long run improve our productivity” The former AIMAN president

urged Government of Nigeria to ensure that the AIS automation project does not become an elephant project. “Ever since 1998 in Nigeria we have been hearing and reading on the pages of the newspapers of AIS automation and it is yet to be completed. In the last 5 years, a lot of progress has been made in this regard. Before now, fund has been the recurrent impediment of this project. However, since 2016, the story has changed. In my address in 2015 I said ’I happened to attend a seminar where we were told not to expect the completion of the project even in 2016.” That has come to pass. At the user’s end, i.e. in AIS nationwide the effect of the project is yet to be seen in our day to day operations”. “Today we live in a world in constant motion where time and information are becoming more precious. No one wants to lose a minute at doing nothing. It is by integrating this reality that ICAO is developing daily, the critical role of AIS/MAP to meet global challenges. The greatest challenges now lie with the Air Navigation Services

Providers (NAMA), regulators (NCAA), aviation institutions especially NCAT to accelerate the rate of AIS development to keep abreast of the new requirements arising from global demands, as Nigeria cannot afford to continue to queue behind surrounding smaller African Countries”. “The Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) concept presents ICAO’s vision for the origination, management, sharing and integration of time-sensitive, digital aeronautical information between and among all members of the global Air Traffic Management (ATM) community in a safe, secure and efficient manner”. The highlight of the event was the launch of a book on AIS/AIM titled “Aeronautical Information Management: the pivot of safety in aviation (Nigeria in Perspective)” written by Mr. Babatunde Shittu. He said: “The idea behind this book is to contribute my quota in creating the awareness of this great profession to the general public for different purposes. I hope that will be achieved”.

Shell Nigeria boosts domestic gas distribution capacity by 150% Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) Limited on Wednesday said the company had increased its domestic gas distribution capacity by 150 per cent over the last six months. SNG spokesman, Bamidele Odugbesan, said in a statement that the increase in capacity would enable the company to distribute more than 100 million standard cubic feet of gas to businesses in its western operations daily. According to him, the new capacity is equivalent to some 400 megawatts (MW) of gas to power. He said that the new capacity was enabled by the construction of a second train at the Agbara/Ota Pressure Reduction and Metering Station

(PRMS) in Ogun State, from where SNG supplied its first customers with gas. “The expansion project shows the commitment of Shell to Nigeria’s industrialisation through the monetisation of Nigeria’s abundant gas resources. “The modules for the second train were fabricated by a Nigerian company which collaborated with its foreign partners to safely execute the project without any Lost Time injuries (LTI’s). “We are continuing the campaign for gas by discussing with various stakeholders to deepen and expand domestic gas supply to existing industrial and new manufacturing clusters in various locations in

Nigeria,’’ the company’s managing director, Ed Ubong was quoted as saying in the statement. It said that SNG’s existing gas distribution system in the three states it operates – Ogun, Abia and Rivers – had boosted manufacturing output and helped these states to grow their internally generated revenues and provided local employment opportunities. According to the statement, in 2017, SNG executed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rivers State Government for the distribution of gas to industries in the greater Port Harcourt area and its environs. It said that the agreement provided further opportunities for SNG to

promote gas as a more reliable, cleaner and cost-effective alternative to liquid fuels in Nigeria. “SNG has built a reputation for safety and credibility and is the only gas distribution company in Nigeria whose facility is ISO 14001 certified. “In the course of its business, the company has implemented various development projects in the areas of its operations. “ The company has also donated or renovated schools, provided information communications technology (ICT) centre, equipped science laboratories and launched numerous Road Safety Education and Awareness campaigns in 2016 and 2017,’’ the statement added.

L-R: Country Sales Director, Ademola Adeoye; Managing Director, Chinedum Okereke; Marketing Director, Rosemary Akpo; HR & Corporate Affairs Director, Ola Ehinmoro and Head of Lucozade Brands & Innovation; Chika Adibo, all of Suntory Beverage and Food Nigeria Limited at the launch of the 2018 Lucozade Airtime Promotion in Lagos…on Tuesday. Photo: Olatunji Wale

World Bank visit: Obaseki anticipates more project funding partnerships to accelerate growth The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that with the success of the visit of 10 Executive Directors of the World Bank to the state, his administration anticipates stronger and extensive partnership with the bank on development funding to accelerate growth in the state. Obaseki disclosed that, “the visit was a huge success. The World Bank Executive Directors saw the results of their partnership with Edo State across the broad spectrum of our partnership. “They took their time to appraise what they met on ground and it is safe to say that our relationship, which is anchored on development, has been further strengthened and more support is on the way.” The governor who hosted his guests to launch after a tour of the Edo-Azura 450 Power project, took the World Bank Executive Directors through the various social development and agricultural projects, including the Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP); Community and Social Development Programme (CSDP), FDAMA among others. He noted that “Edo State’s commitment to best practice in projects that have rekindled economic growth, empowering youths and women; reforms in the public sector and massive investment in infrastructure have earned her a place of pride in the bank’s relationship with development partners.” Obaseki said with the EdoAzura power plant coming on stream, “we need to extend the benefits of this investment. Now that we have power, what are going to do with it. Power is the key to industrialisation and development. The next set of projects are those that have to rely on this key infrastructure we have created.” He added that “we will be looking at the Benin Industrial Park, building infrastructure to encourage and support manufacturers to come in. We are looking at innovation hubs; we want to use the factor an advantage of the 24/7 electricity to encourage technology groups and companies to be located in Edo State.” The Executive Director, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa subgroup, World Bank, Ms. Bongi Kunene, said that the institution was open to partnerships as long as they were in line with its focus. She also described the Azura-Edo power plant as a transformational project, which had the capacity to provide solutions. “The project is transformational. It gives us a scope of what we can do together. We are delighted to see solutions. We will want to commit ourselves to projects that make sense and are in line with our focus,” she said.


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‘Blackouts imminent without review of FG’s policy on power transmission’ The future of Nigeria will be threatened with lengthy periods of blackout if the current FG policy on power transmission that domiciled the service in the hands of only the Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, is not reviewed. The Chairman, Ibom Power Company Akwa Ibom State, Engineer Etido Inyang, made this disclosure on Wednesday, saying that the survival of any nation lies greatly in the number of industries it is able to establish to generate employment for its citizenry. With the nation’s quest for increased power generation and transmission to service the industries therefore, the Ibom Power Boss stressed the need to unbundle the powers of TCN to accommodate states and other investors interested in holding interests in transmission. Inyang however expressed hope that with a new initiative by the Federal Government and stakeholders, the problem of power evacuation could be addressed. He identified poor electricity infrastructure as the major challenge of electricity distribution in Nigeria, and warned that the country would face a bleak future if some of the issues domiciled in the exclusive list are not sorted out. His words “Not just because of the darkness we will face by not having electricity but you can imagine the effect on our productive capacity. The manufacturing plants will not be able to cope and millions of people will lose their jobs and with same number being turned into the labour market from higher institutions every year the situation could be unimaginable.”

L-R: Head, Corporate Bank Directorate, Fidelity Bank Plc, Sir. Obaro Odeghe; winner of N1 million, Samuel Chukwudum Onuigbo and his wife; Regional Bank Head (RBH), FESTAC, Fidelity Bank Plc, Paschal Nzeribe, during the prize presentation ceremony for the Get Alert In Millions (GAIM) Reloaded Promo organised for Lagos customers ...on Wednesday.

How domestic gas distribution capacity increases by 150% Shell Nigeria Gas (SNG) Limited on Wednesday said the company had increased its domestic gas distribution capacity by 150 per cent over the last six months. SNG spokesman, Bamidele Odugbesan, said in a statement that the increase in capacity would enable the company to distribute more than 100 million standard cubic feet of gas to businesses in its western operations daily. According to him, the new capacity is equivalent to some 400 megawatts (MW) of gas to power. He said that the new capacity was enabled by the construction of a second train at the Agbara/ Ota Pressure Reduction and Metering Station (PRMS) in Ogun State, from where SNG

supplied its first customers with gas. “The expansion project shows the commitment of Shell to Nigeria’s industrialisation through the monetisation of Nigeria’s abundant gas resources. “The modules for the second train were fabricated by a Nigerian company which collaborated with its foreign partners to safely execute the project without any Lost Time injuries (LTI’s). “We are continuing the campaign for gas by discussing with various stakeholders to deepen and expand domestic gas supply to existing industrial and new manufacturing clusters in various locations in Nigeria,’’ the company’s managing director, Ed Ubong was quoted as saying

in the statement. It said that SNG’s existing gas distribution system in the three states it operates – Ogun, Abia and Rivers – had boosted manufacturing output and helped these states to grow their internally generated revenues and provided local employment opportunities. According to the statement, in 2017, SNG executed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rivers State Government for the distribution of gas to industries in the greater Port Harcourt area and its environs. It said that the agreement provided further opportunities for SNG to promote gas as a more reliable, cleaner and costeffective alternative to liquid

fuels in Nigeria. “SNG has built a reputation for safety and credibility and is the only gas distribution company in Nigeria whose facility is ISO 14001 certified. “In the course of its business, the company has implemented various development projects in the areas of its operations. “ The company has also donated or renovated schools, provided information communications technology (ICT) centre, equipped science laboratories and launched numerous Road Safety Education and Awareness campaigns in 2016 and 2017,’’ the statement added. SNG was established in 1998 and marked its 20th anniversary in 2018.

has opened a new outlet in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State, bringing the brand’s number of outlets to over 60 across the country. While speaking during the official opening of the new outlet located within the Forte Oil Filling Station Complex along Ikare-Arigidi-Akoko road, Deputy Managing

Director of Tantalizers Plc, Mr. Gbolahan Labinjo, encouraged Nigerians to be a part of the brand’s growing franchise programme. He said the new outlet was opened in response to the desires of consumers in Ikare Akoko and environs for a qualitative QSR outlet that would serve and excite consumers in the

entire Akoko area of Ondo state including Akungba, Oba and Arigidi. Labinjo further stated that the new outlet would offer all Tantalizers product offerings including popular local favourites. Tantalizers, a wholly indigenous QSR company, is the only quoted company in

its category on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and presently has over 60 outlets in the country. The QSR is a one-stop restaurant brand that offers a wide variety of products and services including ‘local favourites’ which are the meals of the locality where each restaurant is located.

Tantalizers opens new outlet in Akoko Tantalizers, one of the leading brands in the nation’s Quick Service Restaurant sector, says its expansion programme is fully on course as many towns in the country have been identified for new restaurant locations soon. In pursuance of this business resolve, Tantalizers


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ABCON President seeks for exchange rate band merger Stories: Motolani Oseni The President of Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to review the exchange rate band at which Bureaux de Change (BDCs) buy dollars to align with commercial banks’ buying rate. He spoke to financial journalists in

Lagos ahead of the 261st meeting of the CBN-led Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) scheduled to hold on Monday May 21 and Tuesday, May 22 at the CBN headquarters Abuja. The ABCON boss said that BDC operators still buy dollars from International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) as directed by the CBN at N360/$ and sell at N361.5/$ whereas commercial banks buy at N357/$ and sell

at N360/$. He therefore urged the CBN to merge the BDCs and bank rates to achieve market harmony and level playing field for all stakeholders. He said the underlying market intrigues and political anxieties in the country are pointers that the CBN needs to listen to ABCON demand and merge both rates in the interest of the naira and economy.

Gwadabe said leaving the rates as they are presently does not allow healthy competition between both segments of the market. He added that the ongoing losses being recorded in the equities market where over N700 billion has been lost in recent weeks, as well as speculative tendencies among big foreign exchange players will continue to constitute big threat for exchange rate stability.

From left Deputy Comptroller of Customs Enforcement, Deputy Comptroller Yayaha Biu, Comptroller Federal Operation Unit Zone A. Nigeria Custom Service, Compt. Mohammed Uba; Officer in charge of Customs Warehouse Ikeja Lagos, Assistant Comptroller of Customs Usman Mohammed, during the Press Briefing/ Inspection of Sealed of Contrabands Goods imported into the Country by Controller FOU A. in Lagos...on Wednesday Photo: Olatunji Wale

2018 budget: LCCI faults delay in budget passage, says projects will suffer implementation Following the passage of the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12trillion by the National Assembly on Wednesday, President of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Babatunde Ruwase, has expressed frustration over the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget, saying the executive and legislative brushes that stunted the passage showed the country’s leadership was not well run. The Senate has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill following the consideration and adoption of the report by the joint National Assembly Committee on Appropriation. President Muhammadu Buhari had

presented the budget of N8.612trn to the parliament for passage in November 2017; but the National Assembly raised the estimate to N9.12trn. But speaking at the chamber’s quarterly press brief, held in Lagos yesterday, Ruwase noted that the delay in the budgetary process would further entrench the vicious cycle of poor budget implementation, especially the capital component of the budget. He explained that the risk is that recurrent spending would be fully implemented while capital projects suffer the usual implementation deficiency. “The delay has implications for

planning in both the public and private sectors of the economy. Strategic planning for many organisations takes a cue from the budget structure and the policies that come with it. “To the extent that the budget is not in place, uncertainty and associated business risks in the economy are heightened. This is surely not good for investors’ confidence, either from a foreign investors’ perspective, or from domestic investors’ standpoint,” he added. He advocated the need for better communication between the National Assembly and the Executive, adding that both organs of government need to

be on the same page with regard to the fundamental principles of the budget. He added that it was also necessary to define clearly the boundaries of responsibilities between the executive and legislature in budgetary appropriations to avoid the recurring problem of delays. “It is imperative as well for all arms of government to demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the spirit and letters of the Nigerian Constitution and other complementary legislations,” he stated. Ruwase emphasised the need for private sector players to be more active in the entire chain of the electoral process,

Access Bank, KIA partner on easy auto finance scheme Access Bank and Kia Motors have partnered with to provide affordable and flexible auto finance options for customers. Tagged ‘Drive Your Dream, Pay at Your Pace’ offer, the finance scheme is premised on a hassle-free car ownership offer with as low as 10 per cent equity contribution, free insurance, attractive interest rates, and flexible loan tenure of 48 months to make owning brand new Kia vehicles easy and convenient.

According to Kia, , this auto finance scheme is tailored to suit customers’ needs with flexible monthly repayments and is best suited for individuals, organizations, corporate bodies, and institutions to avail a convenient and easy access to finance options making it easy to drive away their brand new Kia. Speaking on the finance scheme, Jacky Hathiramani, Managing Director, Kia Motors Nigeria said “our core competitive edge in the auto industry is

the offering of best in class vehicles at an affordable price and we are delighted to partner with Access Bank to make owning the Kia range of vehicles affordable with flexible payment options”. The Executive Director, Personal Banking Division, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu stressed that “the finance scheme is aimed at making all customers own a brand new car with ease and tailor-made payment options. He further stated that “the joint promotion offers a

subsidized insurance and registration fee, with improved access to an auto loan to enable customers to drive their dream car.” Access Bank vision is to satisfy all its customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Whether you take advantage of on-the-spot vehicle financing at Kia’s showroom or apply for a loan at a branch, an Access Bank car loan is a convenient and flexible way to finance your dream car.

According to him, the rising naira liquidity, high demand for dollars in the travel seasons, payment for school fees for students studying abroad and rising forex demand at the retail end of the market remain big concerns for exchange rate stability. Gwadabe however said that despite the near gloomy picture painted above, all hopes are not lost on the state of the economy, market and CBN’s goal of achieving exchange rate stability. He cited the growing fiscal buffers which have seen the foreign exchange reserves hit $47.8 billion and the financial discipline seen in current administration as big plus for the economy and naira’s stability. He also said that rising oil prices will continue to arm the CBN with required ammunition to tackle any act that will hurt the system. Oil prices are projected to hit $85 per barrel by July and have remained above $78 per barrel in the last few days. Gwadabe said the economic war between America and China make Nigeria a preferred choice for investment by international firms. He said the continuous stability at the Investors’ & Exporters’ (I&E) Forex Window and the BDCs subsector will continue to boost investors’ confidence in the economy while improving capacity in the manufacturing sector. The ABCON boss explained that although the level of foreign reserves is still significantly below the record high of $64 billion recorded in August 2008, it is nearly double the low of $24 billion recorded in October 2016, increasing by more than $23 billion in a nearly 17 months. He also attributed the new foreign reserves level to two sizeable Eurobond launches, a small Diaspora bond issue, the recovery in oil export revenues and the steady bid by the CBN at the I&E Forex window. He disclosed that prior to the current stability in the forex market and naira, the economy had previously witnessed depressed Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, which culminated in a recession in 2016. Inflation also rose rapidly and peaked at almost 19 per cent in January 2017 and persistently rising unemployment rate to 14.23 per cent in 2016 fourth quarter from 6.41 per cent as at 2014 fourth quarter. There was also a significant depreciation of the exchange rate, reaching N525/$1 in February 2017 until the CBN took major decisions that corrected these anomalies. Some of the decisions, he said include a cycle of monetary tightening to rein in inflation; external reserves management through the restriction of foreign exchange for imports of goods that can be produced in Nigeria and the withdrawal of subsidy for the importation of 41 non-essential commodities with unfolding successes. “The CBN also introduced various policies to eliminate foreign exchange speculators, bettors, round-trippers and rent-seekers and these have stabilized the naira and also brought stability to the foreign exchange market,” he said.


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Coscharis unveils all new Ford Escape at Lagos motor show Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo Coscharis Motors Plc has showcased the All New Ford Escape at the 2018 Lagos Motor Fair. The motor show was opened at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos on Monday, May 7, 2018 and lasted for five days. Coscharis participation at this edition of the auto fair was in three fold by showcasing its entire ABRO auto care products, the entire Ford brand portfolio and particularly revealing the all new Ford Escape 2018/19 model. Commenting on their products, General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Coscharis Group, Abiona Babarinde, said: “we are in high anticipation and excitement levels to showcase the current Ford product lines but more importantly keen to reveal the latest model of the Ford Escape,

which is presently receiving great reviews globally. “Featuring about 10 Ford variants in our stable, we are using this Auto Fair to reward our ever loyal customers and prospects with price discounts; special Aftersales Ford Protect service and maintenance packages, which offers up to 8 years manufacturer warranty on Ford cars; and other Aftersales offerings to ensure that ownership comes with peace of mind.” Abiona stated further, “The Escape is available in S, SE and rangetopping Titanium specification levels, with 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine and choice of FWD manual or AWD automatic designed to be the market leader in its segment. Despite serious competition from several other brands, our target will be to position it as the benchmark, as quite a bit of work has been done on the car to upgrade it.” Similarly, Coscharis Motors equally participated

at the Auto Care segment of the Fair showcasing its ABRO auto care products. Abiona said, “As the exclusive representative of the globally respected ABRO auto care products in Nigeria, we are storming this fair to showcase all our ABRO auto care products to the expected guests at the fair. What we can assure our ever loyal customers and new prospects is that you will get to buy the original products of this ABRO brand as an end user at the fair ground similar to what you get from our accredited dealers located all over the country.” Coscharis Motors Plc has the exclusive franchise for Ford brands in Nigeria with Ford dedicated sales showrooms, parts and Aftersales workshops in all the geopolitical zones. Likewise the exclusive representative of ABRO auto care products in Nigeria with accredited dealers all over the country.

L-R: Shepuya Icha, head, sales & marketing PAN Nigeria Limited, MD/CEO Ibrahim Boyi, Mr. Dotun Elegba, head, spare parts of Peugeot Nigeria at the 13th Lagos Motor Fair Federal Palace Hotel Victoria Island Lagos.

KIA partners access bank on easy auto finance scheme Kia Motors has entered into a partnership with Access Bank to provide affordable and flexible auto finance options for customers. Tagged ‘Drive Your Dream, Pay at Your Pace’ offer, the finance scheme is premised on a hassle-free car ownership offer with as low as 10% equity contribution, free insurance, attractive interest rates, and flexible loan tenure of 48 months to make owning brand new Kia vehicles easy and convenient. According to Kia, , this auto finance scheme is tailored to suit customers’ needs with flexible monthly repayments and is best suited for individuals, organizations, corporate bodies, and institutions to avail a convenient and easy access to finance options making it easy to drive away their brand new Kia. Speaking on the finance scheme, Jacky Hathiramani, Managing Director, Kia Motors

Nigeria said “our core competitive edge in the auto industry is the offering of best in class vehicles at an affordable price and we are delighted to partner with Access Bank to make owning the Kia range of vehicles affordable with flexible payment options”. The Executive Director, Personal Banking Division, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu stressed that “the finance scheme is aimed at making all customers own a brand new car with ease and tailor-made payment options. He further stated that “the joint promotion offers a subsidized insurance and registration fee, with improved access to an auto loan to enable customers to drive their dream car.”. Access Bank vision is to satisfy all its customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Whether you take advantage of on-the-spot vehicle financing at Kia’s showroom or apply for

a loan at a branch, an Access Bank car loan is a convenient and flexible way to finance your dream car. “We understand that your individual lifestyle demands a certain standard of convenience, Kia and Access Bank partnership is designed to suit your individual needs,” said, Etuokwu added. Commenting, Debanja Paul, Vice President, Kia Motors Nigeria said “This partnership represents another step forward in our strategy to ensure our customers have consistently available, transparent and competitive financing. Kia’s vehicles offer modern design and reliability at an affordable cost. And with our special auto finance scheme with Access Bank, it’s never been easier to take home your very own brand new Kia”. The partnership provides the opportunity for customers to walk into any Kia showroom or Access Bank branch across the country and get an on the spot finance solution.

CFAO NIPEN announces N2bn revenue income The Nigerian Ball-Point Pen Industries Plc. (NIPEN), a manufacturing subsidiary of CFAO Nigeria Plc. has announced a revenue income of N2 billion for its business operations in 2016. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Stephen Faderin, at the Company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lagos, recently. According to Faderin, the company generated N6.9 billion, which is N2 billion more than N4.9 billion achieved in the same period of the previous year. Whilst reviewing the company’s operational activities for the period ended December 31, 2016 to

the teeming shareholders of the company, Faderin said the year was indeed challenging. He added that the major focus of the management during the period was to keep the company’s production level steady and market share intact. NIPEN manufactures and distributes BiC ball point pens, Cristal pens, premium pens, razors and plastic crates. He said the performance of the company was impacted by the nation’s economic head winds which he said was “characterized by low crude oil prices, tight capital controls and high foreign exchange volatility.” According to Faderin, the financial performance

was modest although the Net Operating Income reduced due to high cost of administration and general expenses based on foreign exchange translations. He added also that “with respect to the major concern of keeping facilities, staff and market share intact through this period, we were successful overall.” He commended BiC, the company’s offshore partners for their immense support during these trying times which he said ensured minimal attrition to the company’s business. He also appealed to the government to create more opportunities for growing the manufacturing sector of the economy.

Audi admits to ‘emissions problem’ with 60 000 cars Audi has recently discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60 000 cars, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than two and a half years after it first admitted to cheating US diesel exhaust tests. Audi said it had stopped deliveries of A6 and A7 models with a certain type of diesel engine after finding a previously unidentified problem with emissions software. It did not give details of the problem. A person familiar with the matter said 60 000 cars would have to be recalled for a software update, taking the total number of vehicles with Audi engines to be recalled over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal to more than 900 000. Volkswagen has recalled millions of vehicles in total and paid out billions of dollars in fines since it admitted in September 2015 to using illegal “defeat device” software that masked the level of pollution emitted by its diesel engines. Having announced a multibillion-dollar investment in electric vehicles, and a new chief executive only last month, Europe’s largest carmaker has been looking to move on from the biggest business crisis in its history. Audi’s announcement came a day before its annual shareholder meeting, where it was hoping to focus on its electric car plans.

Hyundai motor reports strong April 2018 gobal sales Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker and No.1 Selling Korean Automaker in the World, has announced its global sales results for April 2018, posting a total of 391,197 units sold, up 11.1 percent from a year earlier. The highest growth since December 2014 was led by strong sales of new SUV models - the all-new Santa Fe and Kona – while a recent sales rebound in the Chinese market also largely contributed to the growth. Sales in overseas markets totaled 327,409 units, representing an increase of 12.2 percent year-over-year. Sales increased significantly as the company’s popular subcompact SUV Kona expanded to key markets and demand remained strong in emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia and India. Sales in the Korean market increased by 5.7 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, recording 63,788 units sold. The all-new Santa Fe became the best-selling model in Korea for the second consecutive month, posting 11,837 units sold. Hyundai Motor plans to maximize profitability by continuing its SUV sales momentum globally.


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Expert wants brand operators to innovate when doing well Stories: Godwin Anyebe French beauty giant’s new marketing boss takes aim at agencies that claim it isn’t a problem to lose clients, and urges brands not to put off innovation until the business is in trouble. L’Oréal’s chief marketing officer claims brands should not wait for business to turn sour before kick-starting innovation, and instead shake things up when business is strong. Talking at the ad:tech London conference recently, Stéphane Bérubé, who has been CMO for Western Europe for two months, having spent 15 years with the business in Canada, said key to this is “never taking anything for granted”. Besides talking about the fact marketers should not have a separate digital strategy, which is something he discussed with Marketing Week, he explained how L’Oréal has managed to build its business after entering the digital world nearly 20 years ago. Central to the strategy has been innovating when times are good. He referenced one of his colleagues, who during a meeting pointed out that “everything needed to change” despite the fact L’Oréal was cash rich, building market share

in all its regions and growing sales. After all, he said, what might work for the company now might not in future. “The message was, let’s not wait until the business is in trouble. You need to operate changes when business is going well, not the day you start losing customers,” he said. “I see too many agencies losing clients, and they tell me it’s not a problem because they’ll gain another one. Instead of saying it’s not a problem, it should be a wake-up call. L’Oréal decided to accelerate this reinvention while we were growing and building market share. It was not declining.” Despite L’Oréal’s success, Bérubé claims it doesn’t have a silver bullet solution that will work for everyone. While brands need to constantly reinvent themselves, they need to stay true to their core values at all times. For L’Oréal, entrepreneurship has always been hugely important to the business, and it spends a lot of time working with startups and startup incubators in the UK, France and the US to drive its digital transformation forward. “Why am I saying this? If you’re in an organisation and you want to transform your organisation, you need to start with looking at what has made the organisation win. Even if it’s

in the last three, five or 10 years, what is the core thing that you need to keep to keep winning? With L’Oréal, [entrepreneurship] has helped us with our digital transformation,” he explained. One of the key changes that has happened with its brands is the amount of media they buy. Traditionally, L’Oréal has been “very proud” to share how much it was investing in media, as it was a sign the business was in good health. But in recent years, the company’s five fastest growing brands have not invested in digital media “at all”. “I’m not talking about TV and print here. It’s a sign that the world is changing, and the brands that are still investing in media are not growing at the same rate they used to,” he said. L’Oréal has a portfolio of 33 beauty brands in the UK, and has largely built its business through acquiring other brands. These have proven hugely important to its digital transformation. For example, NYX was only acquired three years ago, but has significantly changed the way L’Oréal approaches its more traditional brands. While its other brands might focus on working with influencers, NYX asks consumers to send in user-generated content, which it will then use to promote its products. And with success – NYX is growing faster than “most of the other brands”.

L-R: Managing Director, Collingwood Learning, United Kingdom, Mr. Chris Simes; Sustainable Development and Alcohol in Society Manager, Guinness Nigeria(GN), Mrs Titilola Alabi; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, GN, Mr. Peter Ndegwa; Assistant Director, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Mrs Amadi Dorothy; Corporate Relations Director, GN, Mrs Viola Graham-Douglas and Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rue 14 Studios, Lagos, Ms. Keke Hammond, at the official launch of the Smashed Project in Lagos...on Wednesday.

Chivita Active Fruit wins big at LCCI 2018 awards Chivita Active Fruit Nectar emerged as Brand of the Year at the annual Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) 2018 Awards. The event was meant to celebrate to iconic brands and corporate institutions that have distinguished themselves were attended by prominent business leaders across various sectors recently in Lagos. The LCCI’s Brand of the Year 2018 Award is seen as a befitting recognition for a brand that has maintained leadership through superior quality and an innovative approach to integrating active consumer lifestyle and their needs, and reinforces Chivita Active’s growing popularity as a high quality wholesome fruit juice and an enabler for a healthy active life. Speaking on the awards, Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muda Yusuf, stated that the annual LCCI Awards recognizes, celebrates and promotes institutions and brands that have exhibited the core values of best business practices, growth through innovations and have positively impacted the society. ”Our Brand of the Year, Chivita Active,emerged the top brand in the highly competitive category following a painstaking selection process, robust research and extensive market intelligence. The brand has grown through innovation and is positively impacting on society by encouraging consumers to embrace wellness through active health,” he stated. Responding on behalf of Chi Limited, the company’s Managing Director, Deepanjan Roy, expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the LCCI’s Brand of the Year recognition to Chivita Active Fruit Nectar. “At Chi Limited, we have dedicated years of innovation and commitment to high quality products with the ultimate goal of customer satisfaction. The LCCI Brand of the Year 2018 Award to Chivita Active is a proof that our efforts are appreciated by consumers and that Chivita Active has become one of their favourite juice brands,” he said. He further added that the company’s passion to go the extra mile to produce the highest quality products that nourish the consumers and help them fulfil their aspirations has led to “an increasing number of satisfied consumers who are embracing Chivita Active’s call to start their personal journey of wellness through active health.”

X3M Ideas re-affirms Nigeria on global advertising map The Nigerian advertising landscape has recorded another outstanding achievement as one of the leading agency, X3M Ideas has once again demonstrated its strong desire to place Nigeria on global advertising map as the agency carted home 12 awards recently from annual Cristal Advertising Festival which held in Marrakesh, Morocco. The X3M Cristal medals haul which emerges the largest units of awards by a Nigerian agency at the 2018 event, establishes the nation’s advertising as coming of age bearing a strong and growing voice on the continental advertising landscape. The agency’s Chief Creativity Officer/ CEO, Steve Babaeko has been a jury on the South African Loeries Awards, The New York International Ad Festival and the African Cristal Awards to give room and give vent to the Nigerian creative narrative even on these and more international creative platforms. To carve a niche for itself and Nigeria Advertising in general, the agency’s self sponsored anti –

depression social service advertising tagged “Look Beyond” which broke last year to support the Lagos State’s effort at fighting the sudden increase in the rate of suicide, won a remarkable grand Cristal at the just concluded 2018 African Cristal Advertising Festival. The campaign which featured a series of ads including online is one of the agency’s deliberate attempts at being a social contributor and dependable voice in supporting the Lagos State government in enhancing and keeping a sane and save society for all. The increasing spate of suicides in the society is considered antithetical to Nigeria’s reputation as globally acclaimed “happiest people” in the world despite all the odds. This is why we, as X3M Ideas, cannot keep silent in the face of this ugly development Steve Babaeko, Chief Executive Officer, X3M Ideas had explained when the campaign broke May 2017. The campaign which won a Grand Cristal

an equivalent of a Grand Prix in the social/CSR category, was a major voice that permeated the social media and youth focused TV channels to drum up support for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s battle cry against suicides in Lagos state and the country at large. The agency has dutifully pursued its DNA ingrained passion to consistently find the time and resources to churn out campaigns to promote social causes despite its busy work schedules and scarce resources to combat tendencies for the society travelling the descent route. As a company, X3M Ideas is passionate about youth, the business is positively youthful and the crop of its staff, so when we begin to see a trend of the odious happening and almost becoming like a way of life, we would not want to keep silent. In fact that is not our way of life. This is the main reason behind this multi awards winning social advocacy campaign tagged “Looking Beyond”, a source in the agency told our correspondent.

In the campaign, the agency explored the ‘huge popularity for social media’ to paint the picture of how depression becomes gets a stranglehold of the victim. The victim hides the “depression” behind written words especially on social media pretending “all is well” either because he has no one to talk to or because he did not know such platforms exist or he simply lose confidence in the people around him. The short “socialmercial” which was heavy on HipTV also trended heavily on youtube, twitter and other social media platforms, discourage youth from the growing painful decision to “end it all” which had earlier been caused the nation immeasurable loss such as the loss of a young doctor who took a plunge into the lagoon on the popular Lagos third mainland bridge among numerous others.


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We grow technology – Oilserv Last year, you disclosed that ObiafuObrikom-Oben (OB3) was 90 per cent ready and would be delivered by April 2018. What is the state of the project now and when would it be completed? OB3 is currently undergoing precommissioning in the past three months. A project of that size, which is the largest pipeline existing in Nigeria for gas, is 48” diameter and 67 kilometer. For you to do pre-commissioning, you have to clean up the pipe, pressurise it. Just imagine 48”67km pipeline and the volume of water you have to fill. It has to be sectionalize, fill the water, pressurise and clean it up to meet all the standard before you can now remove the water, dry it up. To dry alone, because you can’t mix water with gas which you intend to transport, you will use a compressor with high pressure and temperature and pump. Just imagine the volume of air you have to pump into 48” diameter-67km pipeline. Sometimes, it can take up to three months to dry. The process is long and that’s what we are doing now. And we are also doing the installation works at the end facilities because the pipeline we are building is different from ordinary pipeline you are familiar with. We have the facilities which include the metering stations, the pigging stations and other heavy duty equipment you have to install, interconnect, test, caliberate and do all those things. The project is at the terminal end, we are supposed to finish by end of July 2018. So we are still on track definitely. You have been recently awarded a new Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) pipeline contract which is 614kilometer and worth $2.8billion. What gives you an edge among your peers in terms of pipeline technology? Why Oilserv? Oilserv is not about singing our praises, it is about fact. Oilserv was set up on a sound basis and principle. That’s the basis of sound knowledge of engineering and clear plan to grow technology and grow the company organically. When we started in 1995, it was a very small company. It was only myself and one other employee and we slowly build it up. Now, we built it up by re-investing whatever money we make and acquiring latest technology. It’s not just about technology acquisition but by knowing the principles of these technology. By my background, I’m a cerebral engineer and I worked in 12 different countries before I came back to Nigeria. I was principally focused on developing engineering capacity. Along the line, we moved on to look at the best way of achieving the EPC work we have. We later introduced the welding works. Welding is at the core of pipeline construction and the major threat in welding is the fact that using traditional welding system which is the manual welding system, will involve welders association. Some of them are not there to work but to create problems and you can’t control the quality of output too. We moved on to develop automatic and semi-automatic welding system where it is more like being in a production line in a factory. We trained our own staffs and they became the welders. Because it is not manual welding but automatic so we are not bound by certain rules of the welder association. With this, we are able to do as much as 25

important. If you don’t get the first section right, you don’t have a pipeline. The AKK project is Oilserv/Oando consortium, what’s the role of Oando in the project because it is not an engineering firm? You have to fully understand that this project is not just an EPC project but it’s a contractor-financed project. You go into consortium for a particular reason. Oando is a partner to Oilserv while Oilserv is the principal EPC company. And I’m talking from the view of EPC, Oando does not build pipelines, we are in a consortium because it’s contractor-financed and it gives us more leverage. Oando has always had concessions from NNPC to develop, for example, the gas pipeline system in Lagos, through their company called Gaslink. They built Eastern Horizon company, south-south pipeline which is from Okanafo through Calabar to Ifamoseng where you have Unicem Cement Plant. Many other projects they have done but in the core of these projects was Oilserv EPC Company. Oilserv usually build the pipelines, Oando doesn’t. In the Joint Venture, Oilserv will build the pipeline and not Oando.

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Oilserv is a leading gas pipeline construction company that has transformed the the technology of laying of oil pipelines in the country. Chairman CEO of Oilserv Emeka Okwuosa in this interview with journalists in Lagos reveals how he employed Nigerian youths, transformed technology in pipeline construction. CHUKWUEMEKE IWELUNMO was there Excerpt. joints a day. Manual welding can’t do more than six joints a day. That’s how we sped up. The other technology is our Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) technology system. You may realize that in building pipelines, you cross rivers, creeks, and all kinds of barriers. If it is water, you will dredge it, drop the pipeline, and cover it up. But by doing that, you disturb the water system, damage the environment and you may muddle the water. If you don’t restate it very well, you create additional problem down the road which can be erosion of the the water bed. We developed a system where we can drill from one bank to the other without touching the bed of the river. In crossing roads, in the old day, we have

to cut the road and imagine cutting an eight lane road. Today, we do cross-boring system by going from one end to the other without disturbing vehicular movement on the road. These gave us advantage over others. We train students and graduates and we invest in human resources. We won the AKK because it was through a bidding process and we came out best. We are the only company in Nigeria today that can deliver such project, the rest can’t. We are the first indigenous firm to graduate from being a construction firm to full EPC company. To be a full EPC company is expensive. It requires investment, it requires dedication. If you look at AKK, you realized that we got the first section which is the most

It was only myself and one other employee and we slowly build it up. Now, we built it up by re-investing whatever money we make and acquiring latest technology.

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Most projects of these nature are capital intensive, how do you intend to provide the fund for this project since NNPC won’t be providing fund? Why won’t we be able to attract funding for it? That’s the whole essence of the bid. In the bidding process, you actually demonstrate how you can raise the finance, not only that you can do the job. We have already done 80 per cent of that. What we are waiting for is to close the deal with the NNPC. This is infrastructural development gas. There are funds all over the world. You just have to have the right term sheet, the right way of providing security for it. If for example, a bank in America says they can give you a billion dollars, there is more money in the chasing projects. The problem is the risk, can you pay back and then are you trusted to deliver. All these come together and that could have effect on the pricing. If your risk is too high, your pricing will be up. And if the pricing is too high, the project may not be economical and that’s how projects fail. But in this case, it all balanced. Oilserv being an EPC company of repute has given us advantage because we don’t need to prove ourselves, the financiers know we can deliver. We have the capacity to deliver. We have three financiers eager to give us fund but the biggest problem in this kind of project is guarantee by the federal government. If the contract says when you build and you agree on 15 years, that they will continue to pay and we have confidence based on our discussion with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) who is our client. NNPC has a system in place with the support of the federal government to make sure that it works. We are satisfied with the security they are providing and our banks are also satisfied with that. So the issue of funding is not a problem at all. The way it works is that when the money is ready, it is domiciled in the JV account with the NNPC. Now comes the EPC, as you work, you are paid from that fund.


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Equities market halts downtrend as ASI gains 0.93% Stories: Adesola Afolabi The equities market has halted a two day downward trend as the lead market indicator; the All Share Index (ASI) appreciates 0.93 percent to close the day ended Wednesday, May 16th at 40,992.97 points. The ASI turned positive, on the back of bargain hunting prevalent in the consumer goods and industrial sector which appreciated 1.63 percent and 0.74 per cent respectively as Unilever gained 4.91 percent while Dangote Cement appreciated 2.67 per cent. Market breadth however re-

mained negative as 15 stocks posted gains while 30 posted declines following the course of the day’s trading. The day’s gainers were led by Cutix Plc that added 5 per cent to settle at N3.15 per share. It was followed by Unilever that gained 4.91 per cent to close at N52.35 per share while Nigeria Police Force Micro finance bank gained 4.86 per cent to close at N1.94 per share. Conversely, Skyebank led the list of the day’s Wednesday’s laggards following a price depreciation of 9.41 percent. The share price thus crashed to 77 kobo. Diamond Bank followed with a share price decline of 9.15 percent

and closed the day at N1.49 per share while Japaul Oil dropped 5.71 percent to close at 33 kobo per share. A review of the Sectoral performance for the day revealed that of the five major sectoral indices, the consumer goods index appreciated the most (+1.63%) to close at 973.26 points. It was followed by the Industrial goods index that gained 0.74 percent to close at 2,084.32 points. The insurance index also appreciated 0.31 percent to close at 144.38 points whereas, the NSE oil and Gas index slumped 0.34 percent to close at 359.57 points, coming after the NSE Banking that recorded the highest losses for the day with a decline of

0.39 percent to close at 518.51 points. As investor sentiment remains buoyed by optimism around positive macroeconomic fundamentals, outlook by research analysts for the equities market remains positive. Statistics on trading activities show a total turnover of 259.5 million shares worth N4.4 billion in 4,000 deals were traded by investors on the floor of the Exchange during the day. Top three traders were Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank. They sold 68.6 million shares, 33.8 million shares and 31.4 million shares at N102.2 million, N943.1 million and N1.4 billion respectively.

L-R: Oscar N. Onyema OON, Chief Executive Officer, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) with Paul Smith, President/CEO, CFA Institute after Oscar’s Keynote presentation, titled: “Investing In Nigeria: Exploring the Investment Potential of One Africa’s Leading Economy” at 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference, “themed: Future of Global Investing” in Hong Kong…recently

SEC reiterates commitment to master plan implementation Acting Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Ms. Mary Uduk has reiterated the determination of the current management of the Commission to improve investors’ confidence through various initiatives currently being implemented as part of the Ten Year Capital Market Master Plan. Uduk stated this in Abuja when she was honoured by the West African Student Union Parliament (WASUP) for Exemplary Leadership. She disclosed that as the head of the Apex Regulatory body of the Nigerian Capital Market, she would along with her team continue with implementation of policies that will deepen the market and boost the Nigerian economy She said “The Master Plan will continue to be our working document and we shall continue to implement initiatives that will promote investors’ confidence such as E-Dividend registration, Direct Cash Settlement, Dematerialization, Complaint Management Framework, Financial Literacy and Investors’ Protection Fund, among others”. The Ag. DG therefore enjoined investors who are yet to register for e-dividend and those that have not yet regularized their multiple accounts to do so. “Forbearance window for shareholders with multiple accounts has now been extended to September 2018. Registrars have acknowledged that investors have started coming forward but

there are still some challenges in the process. We are working hard to address those challenges and that is why we encourage all affected investors to come forward and take advantage of the window before the new deadline” she said. Speaking earlier, representative of the Chairman of the Union, Kobehi Kossa commended the Ag. DG on her efforts so far in restoring investors’ confidence in the market thereby leading to economic growth. Kossa said the aim of the union is to promote the welfare of African students, in serving as a school for the training of political cadres and leaders, in raising the political and national consciousness of the West African people. In view of the above, the Union pleaded with the Ag. DG to use her good office and position to assist the Union realize its dream in sensitizing the public especially the youth to engage them in activities that will not only contribute to the development of the economy but also empower them. According to Kossa, the WASUP Exemplary Leadership Award is an honor for the contributions of individuals as ‘Icon of Nation Building and Development’ in Nigeria. However, Uduk’s recognition is in her outstanding strides in championing effective service delivery, immense contributions to nation building, administrative prudence, societal development, Staff/workers

welfares, self & dedicated services to civil service profession and her contributions to the Nigerian capital market which immensely contributes to the development of the Nigerian economy amongst others. Furthermore, the Union identifies role models from outstanding institutions and mentors of life through a certified administration of many years’ experience in Leadership/civil service professions, distinguished personality and an outstanding Nation Builder per excellence. The West African Students Union (WASU) was founded in 1925 in London. Membership was initially restricted to students from British territories in West Africa. However, from 1928 onwards, under the influence of Pan-African ideology, all students of African origin could join, although students from West Africa, especially Nigeria, dominated WASU and its activities. The founding members of WASU saw themselves as ‘conservatives’, and stated that they would pursue their objectives through peaceful, legal, and constitutional means. The Award presented to DG SEC was by 5 delegates of the WASU association that come from different African countries including Paul Matthew (Ghana), representing the President of the Union, Kobehi Kossa (Cote d’Ivoire), Francisca Totti (Cameroun) the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Yahuza (Abuja) and Mbatsar Kennedy (Plateau).

Forte Oil’s upstream divestment, to negatively impact cash flow – Analyst The intention of Forte Oil Plc (FO) to sell off its upstream services and power businesses in Nigeria and divest from its Ghanaian operations has raised some concerns amongst investment researchers in Nigeria. In a company update obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday, United Capital researchers opine that there are possibilities of unsavory implications of the potential sale. Although the deal is in a bid to focus on its core fuel distribution operation at home, FO’s shareholders will meet for approval at its forthcoming 39th Annual General Meeting. Whilst the investment researchers express that FO’s asset sale announcement came as a surprise, the also noted that they “believe that it has far-reaching implications on FO’s future cash flow.” Explaining the divestment they said “given that the company had been exploring partnerships and joint ventures across the energy value chain. We can make sense of the company’s intention to divest from its Ghanaian operations considering its insignificant 0.9% revenue contribution.” “FO’s total investment in AP Oil and Gas Ghana Limited sums up to 1.1bn, yet the company has impaired up to N735.5m from the operation in the past two years. Looking over to its power business, it has been a “point of pride” to the company, given the succour it has brought to revenues, amid an underwhelming performance from the company’s core business.” The note revealed that “FO’s power business has become increasingly germane to the company’s cash flow, recording impressive revenue CAGR of 85.2 per cent over the past 5 years. FO owns a 57 percent equity in Amperion Power Distribution Company which owns 51 per cent Equity in Geregu Power Plc effectively, FO technically owns a 29 per cent stake in Geregu Power Plc. Expressing their view on the deal, the researchers noted that “Though downstream players continue to grapple with capped margins, the power sector is also plagued with structural problems across the electricity supply chain, from gas supply shortages to depressed collection rates. “Any potential upside from these sectors, in the long run, remains tied to the deregulation of the downstream sector, as well as bold policy reforms that can address the shortfalls of the power sector. Moreover, we believe that the depressed state of the power sector would likely make the negotiation/ sale more complex and difficult. Consequently, we suspend our buy rating on FO and place the ticker under review.”


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Life & Style How Nollywood actress, Aishat Abimbola, died in Canada To be buried in Canada Mutiat Alli and Ajibade Alabi Barely a day to the one year remembrance of the death of Nollywood actress, Moji Olaiya, another tragedy befell Nigerian film industry on Wednesday when the industry lost one of its very own, Aishat Yetunde Abimbola Musa, a.k.a Omoge Campus, who reportedly died in far away Canada, bringing back the sad tales of Moji Olaiya who died in the same city. But contrary to news currently circulating in social media and some online and prints media platforms, The Daily Times can authoritatively confirm that Aishat has been living with the illness of breast cancer for years. In fact, she was said to have had a successful operation of the breast two years ago in United States of America. The Daily Times exclusively gathered that she only went to Canada early this year to have a dress of the operation and contrary to speculations she never went for any operation. Speaking on basis of anonymity to The Daily Times, one of her close friends, said: “It was dressing she went for and not the operation as been speculated in some quarters and that was done in Canada, it was after the dressing that she had complications. Aishat is not the type that likes to expose herself to media. Even you (referring to one of our correspondents), there are things you don’t know about Aishat. She will only tell you what she wants you to know.” Speaking further, she said for years now she has been shuttling between Canada, USA and Nigeria. In fact, her last movie was premiered in Maryland, USA. In an exclusive interview she had with The Daily Times (the last she granted any media house, and which is reproduced in this edition), Aishat made mention of her styles and boldness’ which many people applauded her for. Though born in Lagos Island, a fact that made her to lay claim of been a Lagosian since Lagos is her birthplace, but The Daily Times in an exclusive special report on non-Yoruba actresses acting in Yoruba sector, revealed the real origin of Aishat Abimbola to be from the southern part of Kaduna

in Kaduna, the northern part of Nigeria but her dexterity in Yoruba language made her a an icon and a good actress until death took her away on Wednesday. Aishat, who studied Catering and Hotel Management at Lagos State Polytechnic, was first introduced into the industry in 2003 by Antar Laniyan. “I went to Antar and told him I want to act. He was surprised with my boldness and from there a contact was established between me and him,” Aishat explained in an interview on how she joined the industry. On a commercial side, Aishat has been the lead actress as an ambassador for Fresh Forest Nigeria Limited, a company owned by Mr. Ibidire Adetunji Lams, for close to 10 years. Until her death, Aishat was an active Vice President of The Golden M o v i e

The late Aishat Abimbola


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How Nollywood actress, Aishat Abimbola, died in Canada Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN), led by veteran actor, Amb. Saheed Balogun, where she discharged her duties to maximum potentials. …The DailyTimes Team meets with deceased family Since the announcement and confirmation of her death was made public by the President of the Golden Movie Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN), led by veteran actor, Amb. Saheed Balogun, The Daily Timesteam led by the Entertainment Coordinator, Mutiat Alli, had earlier visited Ibidun Extension Street, Ojuelegba, Lagos where the deceased lived for several years. Described as a reserved and well-respected actress, residents of the area disclosed that the news of her sudden death was heard via social media on Wednesda. “It should not have been Aunty Aishat,” said by one of the residents of the area who further described her as a hardworking lady who all she wanted was the best for herself, her families and most especially her two kids. However, a visit to the deceased family house at No.32, Fuja Street, off Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos was met by appearance of some of her association colleagues led by Saheed Balogun, Kola Olaiya, Dele Fagboro, Sukannmi Omobolanle to mention but few who were some of the early mourners that stormed the family house. Describing her as an icon, Saheed Balogun disclosed that the “late Aishat was a goal getter and until her death she was the Vice-President of The Golden Movie Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN), a fantastic actress whose acting prowess and doggedness is second to none. She will indeed be missed by the association members, colleagues in the industry and fans across the globe”.

Nollywood actor, Saheed Balogun and other members of TGMAN at the family house in Lagos

…The late Aishat was the third of her mother’s triplet It will shock the industry and some of her fans that the late actress is the third (Idowu) of her mother’s triplet. Disclosing this to The Daily Times, her siblings revealed that before her were Musa (Taiwo), Late Issa (Kehinde) and the late Aishat Abimbola (Idowu) who were all born and raised in Idumota, Lagos. It is important to note that the late Aishat lost her parents years back and before her death, she had been the bread winner of the family. ...She was our all - Musa (Taiwo) Sha’ban, late Aishat’s brother “We came to this world together as we were born triplet; Aishat is a

Musa Taiwo Sha’ban, the late actress triplet brother

great personality in our family as we all usually pray for her because she was indeed the bread-winner of our household. “Before her death, she was someone who did not joke with her family members, siblings at all. She was our mother and father in all. She will truly be missed.” ...Aishat was a rare gem to us Mariam Musa The Daily Times equally spoke with Mariam Adebukola Musa who is the last born of the Musa family. With heavy eyes, Mariam could not stop screaming the Late Aishat’s name, describing her as a rare gem to the family and society at large. Mariam equally told one of our corresspondents that Aishat has joined the list of the other two siblings who had died years back;

leaving them to remain four from the seven siblings in all. ...Burial plans However, the deceased family has given the utmost right to The Golden Movie Ambassador of Nigeria (TGMAN) to handle all the activities related to giving her a befitting activities. The Daily Times can confirm authoritatively that the late actress will be buried tomorrow in Canada. Speaking with The Daily Times team, Saheed Balogun further affirmed that come Thursday, May 24, 2018, at a venue that will be disclosed much later, the artistes night/candle light procession wil be held while Friday, May 25, 2018, the Fidau prayer will hold. Meanwhile, her professional colleagues in movie industry have been reacting to her death.

Sympathisers at the deceased family house in Surulere, Lagos

Mariam Musa, the last born of the Musa family


Aishat Abimbola’s last interview

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Sleeping with movie marketers is a matter of choice; Aishat Abimbola blast colleagues Have you ever envisage while growing up that you will be an actress? I will not really say from my childhood but from a very young age. Let me just put it this way: from my primary school days, I joined this theatre group, that dancing troupe, that cultural group and all that. I did it even before I was an actress. I have done job as Master of Ceremony on several which I equally kick- started while in school. I think I grew up being an entertainer because I was already a pain in the neck in my classroom. I made so much noise, disturbed the whole class, cracked one jokes or the other, so some of my friends that I had in school were not actually surprised that I am into the industry. How will you describe your growing up? Growing up to me was tough but I thank God, I scaled through. I grew up on the Island and I spent most of my life there. I am a Lagosian. Then I spent some years in the North, changing schools which made my education very slow but I thank God. Tell us about your family background? My parents are both late. I lost Mom and in 1984 and Daddy in 2002.The two of them are gone but God has been with me. I am from a polygamous home and I have quite a number of older and younger ones. My mom was the youngest wife until her death. I equally have quite a lot of siblings. Acting for you, how did it all started? Actually, I had nursed the ambition of being an actress while I was growing up. As luck would have it, there was a day the crew of Wale Adenuga came to Isolo campus of our school to shoot a scene. Then I saw Antar Laniyan who was the director of the film. I told him I wanted to act. He was kind of looking at me as somebody who was not serious, but I told him, I meant what I said. Luckily for me somebody who was supposed to act a role of a philanthropist was not around. I was asked to fill the vacancy, and to the surprise of Antar Laniyan, who was the director, I performed excellently well. Ever since, there has not been any looking back. Looking at your journey in the movie industry; what are some of those positive things that acting has brought to you? Acting has taken me to places I never imagined. I have met people. I have gone to places and one of the things that happen is when the whole world is on queue to get something and you get there, people would say “oh, you are welcome, it is nice to have you around” it has brought out the success in me. I have always loved give back to the society. I have seen people that would come to me and say I like you; I just want to be like you. Such things move me, I love such things. And what about the things that fame has changed about you? I am a perfectionist when it comes to picking my things; I want to buy my things myself. I like to go to Mile 12 market, get my fresh fruits. I love shopping myself. I would have loved to go to the remote areas, get the things I want. I still go to Idumota because I am from there. I go to Oke -Arin. The noise would be there, hoodlums here and there but I still appreciate my

Take it or leave it, she is one of the few Nollywood actress who is scandal free. Not many know her by her real name, as her stage name, “Omoge Campus” an appellation she got from her lead role in a movie also entitled “Omoge Campus”. Born Aishat Abimbola is one of the leading Nollywood superstar who knows her onion in the industry. Although she is known for playing tough roles which a lot have considered her true character but the Lagos born actress is one of the most polite of them all. Aishat own a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Hotel and Catering management from Lagos State Polytechnic. In this tell all interview with MUTIAT ALLI AND AJIBADE ALABI Aishat disclosed he sojourn into the movie industry, why she choose to stay decent and why most actors who has no talent sleeps with marketers. fans. You know I can’t do it the way I want to. I really love to bargain very well and say within myself, okay I have not wasted money but you really can’t do that much now because they would say “ spend this money, a whole you!” It is good, I still go to the market but not the way I would have to. I am not the kind of person who hides her feelings, if you have done something wrong and I want to give it to you right there, I will tell you this is wrong, but then I will just have to look around to see who’s watching and when I see people around sometimes, I just fake a smile and say it is okay. That kind of thing If it wasn’t acting, what would it be? May be I would have been a pastor. I would have also be a good MC, which I am doing with my acting job, or I would have been a cook because I read hotel management and catering. I would have been an hotelier or owned a restaurant. But I will still be acting in those jobs. You said you would have been a pastor, even with your Islamic background? That is testimony, my parents were Muslims and even before my dad died, I had been attending church. It was a little bit painful in the first place but he would not just stop me. Then when you have some convictions within you, not that anybody has told you, nobody would stop you. And that was why I went into Christianity. It is what nobody told me to do; it is what I wanted to do. I wanted to do it a long time ago and I told my dad, so he was aware before his death. How did you feel acting alongside professional when you started this profession? My first job had too many

professionals. The first one was Omoge Campus and the second one was Eje Adegbenro which was written and produced by Jide Kosoko. It was a little bit intimidating, it was very challenging. There was Racheal Oniga, Saheed Balogun, Opeyemi Aiyeola, Yinka Quadri, everyone was on set. I was wondering how I would cope alongside those people. I remember I was not getting at that point. I was rushing my line and Uncle Jide Kosoko just told me and said,” you are a good actress, this show is all about you, so relax and deliver your lines” and that was all I needed. The next scene that was shot got me a standing ovation and everybody was clapping and then I knew I was going to do something good with this job.

changing schools and then I made up my mind that I was not going to get married until I become a graduate. Do you know what it feels like for all your younger ones to have had children and nobody dares call you by your name? You know it is Yoruba tradition they would call me Big Mummy because they could not call me by name. Even when Islamic clerics come around during naming ceremonies they would say “ Allah consider this our elder sister too as you have blessed the family with a baby. It was so tough, it was crazy, but I stood my ground that I would graduate so it was a tough experience and today I can chest out and say I m a graduate and not just for pass, I had a good grades. When I did my youth service, I said yes, thank God I didn’t t drop out of school. I didn’t t know I was going to get married What are those bold steps you have taken in the movie industry? In the industry, the bold step I would say I have taken was having my own mind and staying decent despite the challenges of wanting to do otherwise, being able to stand my ground that I am not going to do this and I am not going to do that. It was a very bold step for me because challenges would come and men would come, you would go on dates, people that you have never even imagined y o u

What is the biggest step up you have ever taken? Going to school. Yes because I w a s

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meet in your life would come for you, but taking a bold step like I am not going to fall for this temptation in this kind of, industry and this permissive world of ours. I tried (Laughs) Does that means as an upcoming actress then, you were not sexually harassed? I have never been sexually harassed. See this sexual harassment of a thing is everywhere. But it all depends on how you carry yourself. Those actresses that always claim of being sexually harassed are not talented. If you know your onions, no producer or director can harass you, but because some of these actresses are not talented, they hide under the guise of been sexually harassed. For me, I have never been harassed. Let us examine this thing call sexual harassment very well. It is not possible for any producer or director to just start harassing an actress sexually, the director or the producer must have studied the lady involved not to be intelligent enough or not so talented before she will be harassed sexually. If you are talented and good in your profession, there is no way you can be harassed But what would you have done, if you were sexually harassed? That was what I was saying, before I became an actress, I knew what I wanted, and I knew I have the talent to excel, so I did not go to the industry to embarrass myself. There is no way I should have been sexually harassed, I know what I went to do in the industry You are known to be play the tough girl roles in most movies; are you not judged by that in real life? You cannot judge me with the role I play in movie. In a movie I followed scripts, I am acting another person character, but in real life I am my real self. Or are you telling me the fact that I smoke and act as prostitute in a movie make me to be one? No, no they are not the same thing. Aishat of camera is different from Aishat off camera.


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IGP Idris planning to implicate me – Saraki 1. My Distinguished colleagues, there is an issue which I need to bring to your attention very urgently. 2. Last night, my State Governor, Dr. Abdulfatai Ahmed revealed to me an information at his disposal that a group of suspects who had been in police cells for several weeks for cultism and whose investigation had been concluded with prosecution about to commence under the State law based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Ministry of Justice were

ordered to be transferred to Abuja this morning. 3. According to the information available to the Governor, the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Idris Ibrahim directed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara State to immediately transfer the men to the Force Headquarters. The plan, as the Governor was made to understand is that, under duress, the suspects would be made to alter the statements they already made in Ilorin. They will then be made to implicate the Kwara State Government, and in particular,

myself, in their new statement. 4. This plot is part of the strategy by the IGP Idris to settle scores over the declaration by this honourable Chamber that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country and that he is an enemy of Nigerian democracy based on his usual disrespectful conduct towards lawful authorities. 5. In my own view, this plot is an act of desperation, blackmail, intimidation, abuse of office and crude tactics aimed at turning our

country into a Police State where top officials cannot be made to obey the law, follow due process and subject themselves to constituted authorities. 6. I want to bring this dangerous development to the attention of all of you my colleagues, the entire country and the international community so that you can be aware of the level of impunity in our country and the danger it constitute to our democracy. Thank you, all Sen. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON. May 16, 2018.


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How healthy lifestyle prevents diseases, reduces cost of healthcare Stories: Angela Onwuzoo Worried about the rising cases of non communicable diseases in the country, such as heart failure,cancer,diabetes, stroke, obesity and hypertention and the high cost of managing them, health experts have urged Nigerians to embrace a healthy lifestyle. The experts who made the recommendation at a public lecture in Lagos, noted that cessasion of smoking, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, watching weight, getting 6 to 8 hours sleep as well as going for regular health checks would help in preventing these diseases and also reduce unnecessary spending on healthcare. In the view of a nutritionist, Olubanke Claude-Wilcox, healthy lifestyle reduces risk factors for chronic illnesses such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, etc associated with higher medical costs, saving unnecessary health costs. Claude-Wilclox, who spoke at a health forum with the theme: “Wellness: How it affect the Balance Sheet” explained that a report by the Centre for Disease Control, CDC has shown that obesity alone costs $147 billion a year. “Diabetes, a common result of obesity, often necessitates medication, regular checkups, massive diet changes and even surgery. Obesity puts you at risk of a wide variety of costly conditions,”

she added. Claude-Wilclox further called for adoption of a healthy lifestyle in the face of economic challenges through Corporate Wellness Programmes as it can boost employee morale and thus reduce staff turnover. She said corporate organisations should buy into corporate wellness programmes, as such programmes increase employee morale, productivity and profits, adding that reduced staff turnover can save the company time and money spent on re-training new recruits. In her lecture entitled: “How Going Green keeps you from going in The Red”, she said with the bleak economic climate facing Nigeria, healthy lifestyle is the way to go. “People will take fewer unnecessary sick days off. They will adopt a healthy lifestyle which needs to lower medical costs and disability costs. Being healthier brings more energy, focus and vitality thus boosting productivity. There will be reduced absenteeism and presenteeism as well boost in employee morale and reduced staff turnover.” Also in her lecture, titled: “Is your Blood Pressure under Control?”, Medical Director, Dennis Ashley Wellness Centre and UK trained General Practitioner, Dr. Ikunna Onwuanibe noted that 45 per cent of adults who have hypertension for over 25 years do out of pocket payment for health care, adding,

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“this is a major challenge.” Worldwide, three in 10 deaths are caused by cardiovascular diseases and half of the deaths are caused by hypertension. Out of the 56 million deaths worldwide, 17.5 million are due to CVD, and 9.4 million deaths are due to hypertension. Onwuanibe identified physical inactivity, overweight, high salt intake, alcohol and family history of high blood pressure

as risk factors that can lead to hypertension. Encouraging Nigerians to learn to measure their blood pressure, she said regular check would prevent stroke or heart attack and sudden death mostly caused by chronic disease like hypertension. On his part, Managing Director, Dennis Ashley Wellness, Dr. Chima Oti explained that the public awareness lecture was designed to educate Nigerians on

the need for good health in the face of economic challenges as well as save money. “Apart from saving cost, we are also looking at wellness as a whole, educating people on how to eat and drink right because such simple things like cutting down on your alcohol intake, engaging in physical activities and not just wake up in the morning and start running could prevent a lot of illnesses.” he said.

Pharmacists demand closure of open drug markets to check drug abuse As part of efforts to check the increasing cases of drug abuse in the country, especially among youths,pharmacists under the aegis of Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria (ACPN) Lagos State Branch,have called on the federal government to close down all open drug markets in the country. They say the closure had become necessary to tackle the menace of drug abuse, insisting that failure to do so, would further aggravate the situation. The pharmacists made the call at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the assocition in Lagos recently,where its Chairman, Pharm. Abiola Paul -Ozieh, also urged the federal government to keep to the December deadline for closing all open drug markets. She said, “ As long as we have the open drug market places, as long as people walk into anywhere, hawk

drugs, we will always have issues with drug abuse. “As stakeholders , we shall work with government to get rid of uncoordinated system of drug distribution and install a sane distribution system where people can get drugs that are documented and can even be traced to the last user . “We have taken the war against drug abuse to communities across Lagos and have erected banners there to warn youths of the dangers of such acts . “Those that need help , we will link them to facilities where they will undergo rehabilitation procedures and that way , they will be reintegrated back to the society .” Also speaking, Chairman of ACPN ’ s Board of Trustees in Lagos , Pharm. Deji Osinoke, called on law enforcement agencies and drug regulators to sanitise the system and ensure that only trained and registered people handles drugs.


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Codeine off shelves: Here’s what you need to know Doosuur Iwambe -Abuja Although many people believe that codeine has a soothing relief on cough and flu, not many people are aware that persistent intake of codeine is harmful to the body. According to some health experts, “Codeine can cause opioid tolerance, dependence, addiction, poisoning, and in high doses, death.” Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia found the rate of codeine-related deaths in Australia more than doubled between 2000 to 2009. “Nationally, we are seeing 150 people die each year because of codeine overdoses,” Dr Bastian Seidel of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Daily Times recalls that the Federal government government of Nigeria had on May 1,2018 announced the ban on cough syrups containing the painkiller codeine following concern about misuse and addiction. Health Minister Professor Isaac Adewole had said that the ban was introduced because of “the gross abuse of codeine usage in the country”. The announcement followed a BBC investigation into the illicit sale of the medicine to young people and the dangers of addiction. But Adewole said in a statement that the new measures were the result of recommendations by a working committee set up in January to look into the misuse of prescribed drugs. The ban applies to all “sales of codeine-containing cough syrup without prescription across the country”, he said. Similarly, the Health Minister, directed the Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, (PCN) and NAFDAC to supervise the recall for labelling

Syrup containing Codeine

and audit trailing of all codeine containing cough syrups in the country, while he equally banned sales of Codeine containing cough syrup without prescription across the country. He noted that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control had an emergency meeting with the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group (PMGMAN) to inform them that there is an embargo on all new applications for registration of codeine- containing cough syrups as well as applications for renewal has been abolished. The PCN has been directed to continue enforcement activities on pharmacies, patent and proprietary medicine vendors’ shops and outlets throughout the

country. Codeine, one of the most commonly used opioid narcotics in the world, is a relatively shortacting analgesic, with most effects lasting a few hours. A member of the opiates class of narcotic prescription medications, codeine is derived from a member of the opium poppy plant. Opiates include other drugs such as heroin, Vicodin, hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Demerol. Codeine is generally prescribed by a physician to treat mild-tomoderate levels of pain, manage a pesky cough, and occasionally treat gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea. Most individuals who are prescribed codeine to manage a medical illness, take the drug

directly as prescribed and never have a problem, but some individuals develop an addiction. Used for centuries to manage pain in chronic pain sufferers, codeine and other opiates are becoming the drug of choice for many drug addicts. In fact, opiates are now the most commonly abused drug in the world. Opiates such as codeine are drugs of abuse due to the powerful effects on the user. In addition to pain relief, in higher doses codeine can lead to a pleasurable euphoric sensation. When opiates enter the central nervous system, they activate the reward system of the brain, allowing for excessive release of pleasurable hormones. It is this feeling that codeine addicts crave

Nutmeg shows promise against liver damage Angela Onwuzoo

Nutmeg

A new study has found that nutmeg may protect against liver damage. The research, published in the Journal of Proteome Research, suggests that antioxidants in nutmeg may prevent inflammation of the liver as well as keep its healthy by regulating the organs’ fat levels The spice reduced inflammation in the liver when tested on mice. The fragrant spice is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Chinese medicine also uses it to relieve the pain of arthritis and infections. The beneficial effects of nutmeg may come from its high number of antioxidants, called lignans, said the researchers from Nanchang University. They used the compound thioacetamide to induce short-term liver damage in rodents. Results further suggest nutmeg protects such mice from liver damage by working on a gene known as PPAR. When this gene is ‘turned off’, the spice loses its ability to preserve liver health. “This data demonstrates that nutmeg alleviates thiocetamide liver injury through the modulation of PPAR and that the lignan compounds in nutmeg partly contributed to this action,” the researchers said.

for. While many individuals do find that codeine is a miracle drug for the relief of symptoms, codeine addiction is no miracle. Like any addiction, codeine use and abuse can lead to devastating health and interpersonal problems. Many individuals who abuse codeine become tolerant to the mild effects of the narcotic and begin to abuse heavier and stronger narcotics to achieve greater highs. In addition, many individuals with codeine addiction begin to use other drugs such as benzodiazepines and alcohol in order to achieve greater highs. Others may abuse codeine and stimulant drugs in order to reduce the side effects of the stimulants and produce a more mellow high. Codeine addiction is a serious disorder that can cause much suffering for all involved. Many people who are addicted to substances such as codeine find that they have underlying mental illnesses that can worsen with the usage of substances. These co-occurring disorders include: Bipolar disorder, Conduct disorder, Schizophrenia, Depressive disorders, Alcoholism and Anxiety disorders. While the causes for codeine addiction are not well-understood, addiction is thought to be a combination of a number of factors working together. Some of the causes for codeine addiction include: Genetic: It’s been determined that addiction to certain substances runs in families. Individuals who have a firstdegree relative, such as a parent, who are addicted to substances are more likely to develop an addiction later in life. Biological: The interaction of codeine in the brain has caused a number of researchers to question whether or not certain individuals are born lacking the neurotransmitters that cause pleasure and well-being. These individuals may be attempting to correct this inborn deficiency by abusing codeine. Environmental: Individuals who are raised in home environment in which addiction runs rampant may be at higher risk for developing addiction disorders. In addition, individuals who begin to abuse drugs at an earlier age may be more prone to develop an addiction later in life. Psychological: Many individuals struggle with undiagnosed mental illnesses that cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms. In order to alleviate these unpleasant emotions, an individual may turn to substance abuse in order to feel more normal. The symptoms of codeine abuse are varied among addicts depending largely upon the length of time a person abuses codeine, the amount used, and the frequency of usage. Some of the most common symptoms of codeine abuse are: Mood symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional numbing, Euphoria Sense of well-being and calmness, Mood swings While behavioral symptoms according to health experts include withdrawing socially from loved ones, Social isolation and forging prescriptions in order to obtain more codeine.


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Foreign Affairs Why merely owning land isn’t enough to empower Africa’s women farmers Agnes Andersson Djurfeldt In the agricultural sector – the major employer for poor people in Africa – assets like land and livestock are owned and controlled mainly by men. It makes sense, then, that many donors, national governments and civil society groups believe rebalancing asset and land ownership in favour of women will greatly empower women. The argument is that increasing women’s access, control and ownership of land will lead to stronger bargaining power and higher incomes. It is also posited as a way to strengthen women’s “voice” within households and communities. But the reality in communities is very different. Our recent book, Agriculture, Diversification and Gender in Rural Africa, drew on a unique, longitudinal data set covering around 2000 households in 15 regions in six countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. This data, coupled with more detailed qualitative research carried out in three villages in Malawi, highlights the limitations of approaches that rely on gender based redistribution of land from men to women. We found that even when women own land, their husbands are still perceived as household heads. As such, men have better access to public resources such as subsidised fertilisers and agricultural advisory services. The findings suggest that genuinely empowering women and girls within agriculture requires interventions that go beyond the issue of land redistribution. Instead, policymakers and development agencies should adopt a multifaceted approach that includes aspects beyond agriculture. These include issues of sexual and reproductive rights,

A woman harvests groundnuts in Malawi. Land ownership does not automatically empower women for instance, and freeing women from the heavy and time consuming drudgery of domestic work in poor, rural settings. Ownership and demands on women’s time Female landholders have less land than men in five of the six countries we studied. This means they have lower access to one of the most important resources in rural Africa. The quantitative data we collected confirms the existence of gender based gaps in farm sizes - female landholders have smaller farms in all countries except Kenya. And the gaps have grown in most of the regions since 2002, when the study started. In countries where average farm sizes have increased – Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania – men have tended to benefit more from this growth than women. In parts of Malawi and

Zambia matrilineal systems mean that women control and inherit land. But this hasn’t made a real difference to women’s lives. This is because of their other responsibilities, as well as societal bias and pressures. Then there’s the issue of the responsibilities that women bear which interfere with their ability to focus on the business of farming. Through qualitative interviews in the three Malawian communities, we discovered that there are many demands on women’s time and labour outside agriculture. Women are expected to care for ill relatives, especially children and infants. Other demands are the need to collect firewood and water. A woman cannot juggle these demands with participating fully in agricultural production, even if she is the owner of the land. Gender norms around

the division of labour enable men to avoid time consuming domestic work. Women’s relative lack of empowerment is also related to their limited mobility, which makes it harder for them to reach markets. Women are fettered by their domestic responsibilities, controlling husbands and by the potential dangers of moving around on their own, especially at night. This means that women don’t have the actual power to control the income from products sold in agricultural markets. Men’s relative superiority within the household and local communities is compounded by government policies that strengthen the male household head norm. For instance, governments divert substantial public resources into subsidisation programmes that favour household heads.

These programmes also withdraw resources earmarked for agricultural extension services for women. This means that areas that lose funding are those that would empower women – not in terms of land ownership, but in terms of support. Sustainable solutions These findings suggest that empowering women farmers requires more than just ensuring they own land and assets. Women need support to deal with the many demands on their time. For example, addressing poor health among children might free up more time for women farmers who are also mothers. Improving women’s ability to get around easily is also important. Djurfeldt, Professor of Human Geography, wrote from Lund University, Sweden. Source: Polity


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North Korea threatens to cancel summit with Trump S’Africa Doosuur Iwambe, with agency report North Korea has threatened to pull out of a summit with United States President Donald Trump if the US insists it gives up its nuclear weapons. The BBC reports that the highly anticipated meeting between president Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is due to take place on June 12. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister Kim Kye-gwan, in an angry statement accused the US of making reckless statements and of harbouring sinister intentions. The British broadcaster quoted Kye-gwan as saying that “We do not hide our feeling of repugnance towards him.” Meanwhile, the White House responded by saying it is still hopeful the meeting will go ahead.

“The president is ready if the meeting takes place. If it doesn’t, we’ll continue the maximum pressure campaign that’s been ongoing,” said spokesperson Sarah Sanders. The groundbreaking agreement for Mr Kim and Mr Trump to meet came about as North Korea said it was committed to denuclearising the Korean peninsula. Exactly what that would entail has remained unclear, but North Korea has invited foreign media to witness the dismantling of its main nuclear test site later this month. US National Security Adviser John Bolton, recently said North Korea could follow a “Libya model” of verifiable denuclearisation, but this alarms Pyongyang, which watched Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi give up his nuclear programme only for him to be killed by Westernbacked rebels a few years later.

recalls envoy from Israel over killings of 55 Palestinian protesters

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Freed Anwar Ibrahim hails ‘new dawn’ in Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim Adebisi Oyindamola, with agency report Reformist politician Anwar Ibrahim has hailed a “new dawn” for Malaysia on his release from prison, days after a stunning opposition election win, the reported on Wednesday. According to the international broadcaster, Mr Anwar told jubilant supporters he fully backed his ally and former rival, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed. Earlier he was pardoned from what was widely seen as a politically motivated conviction for sodomy.

Mr Mahathir, who sought the pardon, has promised to step aside for Mr Anwar to become prime minister within two years. Once seen as a future leader, Anwar Ibrahim then fell out with the government. He was jailed for a second time three years ago on what he said were trumped-up sodomy charges. After his release, he told a news conference he thanked the people of Malaysia, who “stood by the principles of democracy and freedom”. Mr Anwar said he had forgiven Mr Mahathir and stressed he would give full support to the new government,

though not immediately be part of it. “I and Mahathir have buried the hatchet already, it was a long time ago,” Mr Anwar told the news conference at his home. For years he had headed Malaysia’s opposition movement, which last week defeated the former ruling party for the first time in the country’s history. Last week’s shock election victory followed a reconciliation between Mr Anwar and his 92-year-old erstwhile political mentor, who sacked and jailed him 20 years ago during his first stint as prime minister. Mr Anwar walked free out of a hospital in the capital Kuala Lumpur where he had been undergoing treatment for a shoulder problem. Supporters camped out at the hospital trailed him to the Istana Negara royal palace where he met Mr Mahathir before being pardoned by the king. “Long live Anwar,” supporters on motorbikes yelled as they pulled into the royal compound in support of their newly-freed leader. “He is a symbol of freedom to Malaysians like me,” 59-year old Ahmad Samsuddin told the BBC. “Finally. It feels like the tide of change is turning in Malaysia after so many years of injustice. Today is a historic day with Anwar’s release and will get even better.”

The story of the relationship between Mr Mahathir and Mr Anwar is one of extraordinary twists and turns. During the 1990s they were political allies, serving as prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively. But Mr Anwar was sacked in 1998 and jailed a year later for abuse of power. In 2000 he was convicted of sodomy and given an additional nine-year jail term. In 2004 his conviction was overturned and he led the opposition to unprecedented gains - though remained short of victory - in the 2008 and 2013 general elections. A year later when he was heading into a state election he seemed likely to win, he was sent back to jail. Events took a remarkable turn earlier this year, when Mr Mahathir announced he would join forces with the opposition and run for top office once again. Mr Mahathir said he was sick of the corruption allegations plaguing the incumbent, Najib Razak, another of his former allies. One condition for Mr Mahathir being allowed to lead the opposition coalition was that he agreed to secure a royal pardon for Mr Anwar who remained popular with his supporters. Mr Mahathir agreed and further said he intended to hand the prime ministerial post to Mr Anwar within two years.

US back Ukraine’s raid on Russian news agency amid int’l condemnation Despite condemnation by international organisations of a blatant infringement on press freedoms, the US has defended Ukraine’s raid on the office of RIA Novosti news agency as a legitimate fight against “Russian propaganda.” Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) raided RIA Novosti Ukraine headquarters on Tuesday and detained the head of the web portal, Kirill Vyshinsky. The crackdown was condemned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Washington, however, embraced it, invoking the traditional Russophobic mantra of

fighting Kremlin’s “propaganda.” We understand that Ukraine, like a lot of other countries, has been concerned about intense propaganda,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told journalists on Tuesday. “Goodness, when we talk with a lot of our allies and partners overseas, they certainly have fallen victim and understand the influence and the reach of Russian propaganda. So we do understand Ukraine’s concerns about that.” “The arrests of journalists or searches taken of media outlets, if that is done, it has to be done in accordance with the law. It is something that includes international

human rights law,” Nauert added. As a justification for the raid, Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko called the editorial policy of RIA Ukraine and Vyshinsky in particular “anti-Ukrainian” in nature, amounting to “state treason.” In a Facebook post, he accused the news agency of being the “descendants of Goebbels” that are engaged in “disinformation war.”Vyshinsky, who holds both Ukrainian and Russian passports, is being accused of visiting the Crimean peninsula and receiving an award from President Putin. However, OSCE and CPJ disagreed with the narrative from Kiev and

the State Department, calling on Ukrainian authorities to stop their witch hunt against Russian journalists. “I reiterate my call on the authorities to refrain from imposing unnecessary limitations on the work of foreign journalists, which affects the free flow of information and freedom of the media,” OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir noted Tuesday. He reminded Kiev that under Helsinki Final Act, the OSCE members are obliged to provide safe conditions for journalists to operate in the country. “This applies to the accreditation of journalists and correspondents of foreign media,” he added.

South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel following a bloody crackdown on Palestinian protesters by Israel forces that left at least 55 dead and 2,700 injured either by live gunfire, tear gas or other means. Israeli troops shot the protesters on the Gaza border on Monday when the high-profile opening of the U.S. embassy to Israel in Jerusalem raised tension to boiling point after weeks of demonstrations. The South African foreign ministry explained that its decision had been taken to protest the indiscriminate killing of protesters. Because of the grave and indiscriminate nature of the latest Israeli attack, the South African government has decided to recall Ambassador Sisa Ngombane with immediate effect,” read part of the statement. The violence took place on the day of the controversial transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While South Africa and Turkey recalled their ambassadors to Israel because of the US decision that has been widely criticised by its Western allies, some African countries sent representatives to witness the official opening of the US embassy in disputed Jerusalem. The United Nations General Assembly rejected by a huge majority the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they hope to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in a move that is not recognised internationally, as its “eternal and indivisible capital”. Most countries say the status of Jerusalem, a sacred city to Jews, Muslims and Christians – should be determined in a final peace settlement and that moving their embassies now would prejudge any such deal. Israel’s foreign ministry said thirty three countries attended the ceremony including Angola, Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. In December 2017, Togo was the only African country to support the US motion to establish an American embassy in Jerusalem. The United States which was furious at the lack of support from its allies, threatened to cut aid to countries that don’t support its positions at the United Nations and in several other international fora.

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