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NNPC, Customs, others underpaid N526bn, $21bn to FG in 5 years - NEC Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The National a Economic Council (NEC) has disclosed that various revenue generating agencies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) shortchanged Federal Government of about N526 billion

and $21billion between 2010 to 2015. Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo stated this on Thursday while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting of the NEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The NEC meeting was president over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. According to Dankwambo, the infractions were identified by KPMG

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L-R: Group Head, Retail & Consumer Banking, United Bank for Africa (UBA), Mr. Tomiwa Sotiloye; Group Head, Online Banking, IT Online Banking Services; Mr. Austine Abolusoro; Regional Head, Lagos Bank, Pamela Shodipo; Vice Principal, Academics, Mr KO. Amusan; Executive Director, Lagos and West Bank, Marketing; Liadi Ayoku; Group Managing Director, UBA, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; Principal, Dr. M. Brai Malik; Group Executive, Digital & Consumer Banking, Mr Anant Rao; Company Secretary, Mr. Bili Odum; Vice Principal Administration, International School, UNILAG. Mr AO. Popoola, flanked by students of ISL, during the launch of the bank’s online Learning Platform for students at ISL, Lagos... on Thursday

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Amazing benefits of Neem (dogon yaro) leaves for skin, hair and health By Arshi Ahmed Grown throughout India, neem tree is well known not only for its medicinal properties but also for taking care of environmental issues. Benefit of Neem leaves: Neem leaf, also known as ‘neem ke patte‘ in Hindi is an essential ingredient in many Ayurveda medicines. Neem leaves are known to contain nimbin, nimbinen, nimbolide, nimandial, ninbinene and other beneficial compounds that have anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agents. Gedunin and nimbidol found in the leaves of neem are powerful antifungal agents that destroy fungi which cause athlete foot, ringworm and nail fungus. A. Health benefits of neem leaves: Neem leaves stimulates the immune system, improves liver functionality, detoxifies the blood and promotes a healthy respiratory and digestive system. It is famous as a malaria treatment and works for diabetes well. Neem leaves enhance biological functions by strengthening the immune system 1. Viral disease: Neem leaves have often been used in India to treat viral diseases. Neem leaves extract, absorbs and eliminates virus. As a preventive measure, you can prepare a neem paste and apply on the affected area. It is very useful for treating warts, chicken pox, and small pox. This is because neem absorbs the virus and protects from entering the unaffected areas. Neem extracts, toxic to herpes virus accelerate healing. Tea prepared with leaves of neem and the application of neem ointment on cold sores relieves herpes symptoms. Due to its anti-viral activity, neem leaves are boiled and are used for bathing especially for those who are suffering from skin ailments. This provides respite to conditions such as eczema, cold sores and warts. It soothes inflammation by soothing itching and irritation. Neem leaves also helps to remove intestinal parasites and restores healthy functioning of the intestine. 2. Cardiac care: Neem leaves are known to be an effective blood cleanser and drinking neem infused boiled water controls high blood sugar.

Neem leaves extract is effective in purifying blood, removing toxins defending against inflictions and damages from free radicals in the body. Neem leaves helps to dilate blood vessels improving blood circulation and decreases elevated heart rates. It relaxes erratic heart beats and controls high blood pressure. 3. Fungal disease: Neem is also effective against fungal diseases that affect human body. These include fungus that causes lung and bronchi infection and mucous membranes. Neem leaves reduce the symptoms of fungal infections and oral thrush. Neem is also effective against fungus that infects hair, skin and nails that includes ringworm that occurs in hands and feet. Consuming leaves also suppresses cancer cells. 4. Malaria: Neem is used to treat malaria fevers. One of the neem components gedunin is very effective for treating malaria. Mosquitoes exposed to odours of crushed neem leaves result in suppression of egg laying. Consuming neem leaves is an acclaimed treatment of malaria. 5. Cancer: Neem bark leaves contain Polysaccharides and liomnoids which are beneficial for alleviating cancer and tumor cells. 6. Arthritis: Certain properties of neem leaf seed or barks naturally cure arthritis and reduce pain and swelling in joints. A massage with neem oil is effective in relieving muscle aches and joint paint and helps alleviate rheumatism, osteoarthritis and lower back pain. 7. Cures poison: Neem leaves are also effective in treating poisons and insects bites. This is due to anti-clotting agents that reside in neem leaf extract. Neem leaves are also used in treatment of ulcers and inflammation as they have significant anti-inflammatory and antiulcer activity. B. Benefits of neem leaves for skin: Neem leaves are easy to obtain and can be used to aid beauty and skin care.

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8. Moisturizes skin: The leaves moisturize the skin keeping it soft and supple. They are effective for lightening scars and pigmentation caused by acne and scabies. If you have pimples on your face, apply the neem leaf decoction. This can even be used to treat minor wounds. To cure any kind of skin infection, mix turmeric with neem paste and apply it on your body. Do this regularly for 3 months. 9. Cures acne: Boil a cup of neem leaves in water till the leaves are soft and discolored and the water turns green. Strain and store in a bottle. Add some water in your regular bathing water to get rid of acne, infection and body odour. A neem face pack grinding a few neem leaves with some water work best to treat the pimple and acne problems. 10. Skin toning: Neem leaves for skin can also be used as a toner. Just dip a cotton ball in boiled neem water and wipe your face with it overnight. This will clear acne, scars, pigmentation and black heads. This potion can also be used as a hair rinse to treat dandruff and excessive hair fall. You can also prepare a face pack using neem leaves. Boil neem leaves with small segments of orange peel in a little water. Add little yoghurt, honey and milk to form a smooth paste. Apply this to your face and wash of when it dries. This will clear acne and break outs, white heads and even reduce the appearance of pores. C. Benefits of neem leaves in water Neem leaves boiled in water provide numerous health benefits. Its application provides gentle and very effective relief from ailments.

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11. Neem leaves for hair – scalp and hair issues: Add a cup of fresh neem leaves to boiling water, and use this water to rinse your hair after shampooing your hair. The antibacterial property of neem helps to treat dry

scalp, dandruff and hair fall issues. 12. For injuries: A burn injury can be healed faster with the usage of neem water. The application of neem water on the burnt surface helps to recover the skin faster and also protects against allergy and infection on the infected area. 13. Chicken pox: Post chicken pox treatment, a patient is always advised to take a bath with neem water to soothe the patient’s skin and prevent additional spreading of the infection. 14. Eyewash: Boil fresh neem leaves in water for about ten minutes and let it cool completely. Use this water as an eye wash during conjunctivitis and irritation of the eyes . 15. To treat sore throat and tired foot: Gargling with neem water provides relief to sore throat and soaking the feet in warm neem water provides relief to the foot ache. Other uses: 16. Apply a paste made of neem leaves boiled in water and honey on your hair. This helps to tame the frizz. 17. Neem leaves are considered safe to be taken internally on a regular basis. Neem leaves relieve the symptoms associated with viral infections including common cold, herpes, influenza and chicken pox. Eating neem leaves lose reduce fever associated with viral infection. 18. Extracts of neem leaves and seeds produce pain relieving, anti-inflammatory and fever reducing compounds that can help in healing cuts, wounds, ear aches, sprains and headaches. So, these are the uses of neem leaves for hair, skin and health. Are there any more benefits which are not mentioned? You can share them through comments. Source: www.stylecraze.com


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NDLEA intercepts over 4 tonnes of tramadol at Lagos airport Continued from page 1 cartons from the Skypower Aviation Handling Company (SAHCOL) shed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA) Lagos. This is coming less than two weeks the Tin Can Island Port command of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted two container loads of the prohibited Tramadol tablets smuggled into the country from India at the Tin-Can Island port in Lagos. Before these two latest interceptions, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) had also in February seized two trucks laden with tramadol. Commander of NDLEA, MMIA Special Area Command, Garba Ahmadu, who disclosed the latest seizure at their Lagos airport office on Thursday, said the cartons which came in from India on 23rd April, 2018 and on 25th April 2018 contain capsules with 225 milligrams and tablets of 120 milligram which is above the approved milligrams by the government. Ahmadu condemned the activities of drug peddlers, pointing out that the latest seizure goes to show that Tramadol is becoming a serious problem in Nigeria, not only in the northern part but also in the southern part of the country. The Commander, who told journalists that the Tramadol which they removed from SAHCOL shed on Thursday were coming in via Etihad cargo, added that the total number of drugs came by five waybills, with four of the waybills weighing about 3, 615 kg excluding the last one. On how they were able to track the drug peddlers, Ahmadu said: “We had an “intell” from our foreign collaborators; and when we got the report, we started working on it. We first wrote the company that brought the cargo on 2nd May. We got the waybill and we started keeping the cargo on hold for some time while we monitored it from outside to know if somebody will come to claim it or whether an agent will come and clear the cargo”. While pointing out that the seizure has nothing to do with the Nigeria Customs Services (NCS), the commander stated that “it has nothing to do with Customs; it is just that we are working with intelligence. Customs does not know anything about this thing. You can clarify independently from

SAHCOL when we have been working on this. “Everything that comes into this country, you have to pay Customs duty on it. So as soon it comes in, somehow, it gets to their system in Abuja. For the interest of working together with them, we had to notify them that we have this cargo and we need to pay duty because we have to seize it. We have to notify them and that is exactly what we did,” he added. Recounting the achievements in last year, Ahmadu stated that the agency had arrested 72 male suspects and another 13 female suspects with a total of 85 persons arrested. He said the annual drug seizures stood at 1, 266.4kg in 2017 while cocaine seized in the same year weighed 51.520kg, heroin 53.930kg, cannabis sativa 96.655kg, methamphetamine 13.205kg, ephedrine 108.250kg, tramadol 938.554kg amongst others. He also stated that while 25 male suspects were arrested, 4 female suspects were apprehended with total persons arrested hitting 29 just as 24 cases were equally recorded from January to April, 2018. With a total number of 59 convictions from 2017 to 2018, the commander informed that, in this year alone, about 187.22kg of drugs have also been seized between January and April, 2018 with cocaine, heroin, cannabis sativa, methamphetamine and tramadol weighing 1.88, 4.48, 15.56, 41.06 and 89.06 respectively. On choice airlines for drug peddlers, Ahmadu said: “I don’t think they stick to one airline. It used to be Emirates. To some extent, Ethiopian but as at last week, South African Airline had the highest number of arrests followed by Ethiopian Airlines”. The commander stated that the agency has challenges of inadequate personnel and that they require more funding than what they are having now. Other areas, he wants addressed, are in the areas of equipment and the need to upgrade all the body scanners at the airport. To him, he also believes that there is need to carry out a lot of awareness education to airlines who in turn will enlighten their staff on the issue of drugs. “We need to carry out more awareness to stakeholders such as airlines so that they know how to educate their staff. It is not out of place to increase the salaries and allowances of our personnel. That will bring motivation

and increase productivity”, Ahmadu said. Reacting to the NDLEA’s seizure, Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, commended the agency for a job well done, assuring the agency that the Federal Government had risen to the challenge and would do everything possible to stop the dangerous trend. “The war against illicit drug is on course and there is no going back,” Adewole said. The Minister noted that the Federal Government had put various measures in place towards the eradication of illicit importation, production and trafficking of controlled substances. Tramadol, an opioid analgesic, is usually prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and is considered a safer alternative to other narcotic analgesics like hydrocodone and methadone. It is among the controlled drugs abused by some youths across the country, causing unhealthy addiction and adverse side effects. It is believed to be fast selling and being shipped into the country through channels suspected to be unlawful. Expressing worry over the smuggling and abuse of tramadol in the country, the Director -General of NAFDAC, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said: “Using drugs is centrally controlled or central nervous system - based which means it hits the brain immediately and it changes the user to somebody else. “During the first use and second use, the brain of the user becomes very different because of dependence. They are no longer able to control themselves and that is where the crime, terrorism come in. Therefore, please let the word go out that drug use comes with consequences”. The NAFDAC boss said many youths were dying of drug overdose because it was very easy for them to access addictive drugs. Commenting on the issue, some experts said: “Those who are involved in this thing should stop because it is dangerous to our health. It is addictive and it can kill. We have to stand out against this. Just as the Federal Government has banned codeine, we expect this will happen to this drug quickly. “ The Federal Government had recently announced a ban on importation of codeine syrup due to the gross abuse usage which the drug has been subjected to in the country especially among the youths.

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L-R: Managing Director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria Plc, Mr. Ben Langay; President, Consumer Dairy, Royal FrieslandCampina, The Netherland, Mr. Role Van Neerbos; Chairman, Friesland Campina WAMCO Nigeria PLC,Mr. Jacobs Moyo Ajekigbe and Non - Executive Director, FieslandCampina WAMCO, Nigeria PLC, Mrs. Oyinkan Ade-Ajayi during the 45th Annual General Meeting of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc held at Muson Centre, Lagos...on Thursday. Photo: Olatunji Wale

L-R: Special Guest Panelist/ MRS Oil Nig. ltd., Mr. Andrew Gbodume; Director, TVC Communcations, Mr. Roman Redmond; Special Guest Panelist/Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo; Business Coach, Standford Seed, Mrs. Emily Liggett; and Panel Moderator, Mr. Aruosa Osemwegi during 2018 TAMS Summit titled ‘Making Nigeria Work’ in Lagos...on Thursday. Photo: OLATUNJI WALE

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (Middle); former deputy governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Hazeem Gbolarumi (Left) and former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja during a visit of both Gbolarumi and Ladoja to Atiku’s residence in Asokoro, Abuja on Wednesday.

L-R: Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Mr. Ganiu Okanlawon Sanni; Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suarau, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Mrs. Kofoworola Awobanise during the ongoing Y2018 ministerial press briefing to commemorate the third Year in Office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday


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Herdsmen v Farmers: Stakeholders at Town Hall meeting seek resolution of crisis Tunde Opalana, Abuja Stakeholders have proffered solutions on how to end the incessant clashes between the herdsmen and farmers in the country, saying that the time has come for Nigerians to holistically tackle the infamous action. The different stakeholders spoke in Abuja on Thursday during a Town Hall meeting, organised by the Federal Government . The clashes have led to the loss of many lives and destruction of properties worth millions of naira in some states including Benue, Plateau, Taraba states. Speaking at the event, the national secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Ngelezarma, blamed state governors for clashes between herdsmen and farmers. According to Ngelezarma, his organisation is not opposed to ranching but the government should

make it attractive to the herders. Speaking on the issue of ranching, Ngelezarma said, “We are not opposed to ranching, all that we are saying let us begin to identify grazing reserves, let us know their current status in the view of developing them and making them attractive to the pastorialist. The cow to them is a thing of prestige, a means of livelihood. “You have to put something in place for them to see before you accept. A lot has been said about this issue. Up till now, nobody is looking at the root cause of the crisis and the people responsible are the state governors. “How I wish the chairman of the Governors Forum or Northern Governors Forum is here. He is supposed to be here. All the grazing reserves we have in the country are located in the northern part of the country. “The state governors have more responsibility than the federal government because this is their primary assignment, they are custodians of the land,

they are the custodians of security, education in their states. The federal government’s hand are tied, we know that.” He added that the association submitted a road map to Borno State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Alhaji Kashim Shettima on ways the crisis could be resolved. On his part, a representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Peter Mayowa said the open grazing should be allowed to continue while the government gradually introduces ranching. He said, “If you introduce a policy it will be difficult to implement, let the two (open grazing and ranching) together. The old one will phase out.” The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed, had earlier reiterated that the clashes between herdsmen and farmers is not religious. He said, “For those who might be tempted to view the clashes between farmers and herdsmen

from the ethno-religious prism, I will cite two instances to debunk such postulation. Zamfara State is probably the epicentre of cattle rustling in Nigeria. Those who rustle cattle are Muslims. The owners of the cattle they rustle are Muslims. Both groups most likely belong to the same ethnic group. “Then, there is the case of Kebbi state, where 70 percent of those who are in jail are there due to the clashes between farmers and herdsmen. The farmers whose crops are eaten by cows are Muslim Fulani, and the herders whose cows eat the crops are Muslim Fulani: same religion; same ethnicity. “Yet, clashes still occur, to such a level that people land in jail. I have cited these examples so that we can be open to interrogating the real causes of the incessant clashes that have captured national and international attention and turned former neighbours to bitter enemies, so that together we can help to evolve a lasting solution to this crisis.”

NNPC, Customs, others underpaid N526bn, $21bn to FG in 5 years – NEC Continued from page 4 who were contracted to carry out a forensic audit of revenue remittances to the Federation Accounts by the NEC. Dankwambo said a committee he chaired briefed NEC on the findings and it was resolved that the audit period be extended up

to June 2017. The governor further disclosed that all the revenue generating agencies such as the NNPC, NPA, Customs and others were found to culpable. “A sub committee will be set up to look at the details of the infringements. Those that are criminal in nature will be handed over to AGF for action,” he added

Industrial Court orders striking health workers to resume within 24 hours Andrew Orolua, Abuja The National Industrial Court (NIC) in Abuja has ordered striking members of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to resume duties nationwide within 24 hours. The President of the NIC, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, gave the order on Thursday after listening to the ex-parte application by a non-governmental organisation, the Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation. Lawyer to the NGO, Mr Okere Nnamdi , argued the ex-parte application the court . The NGO had in the application, urged the court to order the workers to resume work and go back to negotiation table. Adejumo further ordered the minister of health, minister of labour and employment, among others, to immediately set up a committee to address issues raised by labour. The NIC president also directed that the parties should arrive at an

acceptable and amicable solution in the interest of Nigerians who are bearing the brunt of the strike action. Adejumo also ordered that the president and vice-president of JOHESU, should attend such negotiations. According to the NIC President, the negotiations should take into consideration the provisions of the National Salaries, Income and Wages Act. The plaintiff also named the president and vice-president of JOHESU, and National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission as co- defendants to the suit. JOHESU commenced strike on April 17, seeking for upward adjustment of CONHESS salary scale, and employment of additional health professionals. The health workers are also demanding for the implementation of court judgments and upward review of retirement age from 60 to 65 years. The case has been adjourned till June 4 for hearing of motion on notice and originating summons.

We won’t condone abuse of N350bn natural resources fund - Dogara Henry Omunu, Abuja

L-R: Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwola Onasanya; Special Adviser to the Governor on Food Security, Mr. Ganiu Okanlawon Sanni; Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Toyin Suarau, Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information & Strategy, Mrs. Kofoworola Awobanise during the ongoing Y2018 ministerial press briefing to commemorate the third Year in Office of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, the Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the parliament will not condone diversion or abuse, in whatever guise, of the N350billion natural resources funds to areas that are outside its core mandate. Speaking in the National Assembly, at the investigative hearing of the adhoc committee on the Utilisation of N350 billion natural resources fund and a financial window for the development of the solid minerals sector and the need to ascertain federal government’s investment and proceeds from solid minerals and steel development, Dogara added that the House will recommend the blue print for rapid increase in revenue generation in the solid minerals and steel sector. The Speaker stated that it was part of the effort of the House to boost revenue generation in the sector that it passed a Bill to halt the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Complex and to facilitate the completion of the project, adding that the 8th Assembly is determined to deal decisively with

impediments to the growth of the solid minerals and steel sector. Adding that the objective of the fund which was dedicated to the development of natural resources to promote economic diversification, enhance employment and income generation, and improve the socioeconomic living conditions of Nigerians for sustainable national development, must be utilised, Dogara stated that the drastic decline in the revenue from Solid Minerals and Steel sector as a result of corruption, illegal mining, institutional failure, diversion of funds meant to develop solid minerals and steel, connivance of public/ political office holders with private developers, non-remittance of taxes, fees and royalties by the operators, etc must be brought to an end. He said, “It is a common impression of the citizens of Nigeria that solid minerals alone can solve the problems of unemployment in Nigeria. Countries less endowed with solid minerals such as South Africa has successfully sustained their economy through proceeds from the sector. Nigeria therefore cannot afford to continue the neglect in the sector.


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APC congresses: Protesters besiege secretariat, seek scribe’s removal Ekwunife, Danbazzau, others head committee for state congress

Tom Okpe, Abuja Aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in their hundreds on Thursday morning took protest to the national secretarial of the party, asking for the sack of the National Organizing Secretary, Sen. Osita Izunaso, over the recent Congresses in Imo State. The protesters were seen carrying placards with inscription “Senator Osita must go”. The group under the aegis of Democratic Youth Congress for Buhari 2019 ( DYC), led by a serving House of Assembly lawmaker in Nasarawa State, Hon. Kassim Muhammad Kassim, also accused Sen. Osita of indirectly working for opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. In a complaint letter addressed to the APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, dated May 17, 2018, the group called for a fresh ward congress in Imo and some other states where there are

issues to be settled. President Muhammadu Buhari, Commissioner of Police in FCT, Director of DSS in FCT was also copied in the letter. It reads: “We humbly wish to write and formally notify you of our grievances toward the recently concluded ward congress of the party in Imo State. “Sir, the National Organising Secretary of APC, Sen. Osita Izunaso is hell bent in causing confusion in Imo State to frustrate Owelle Rochas Okirocha out of the party. We are not comfortable with the development and demand that he should be sacked immediately. We also want to notify the National Working Committee that Senator Izunaso is playing the script of opposition to deliver South-East for his sole interest”. It took the intervention of the stationed Police men and other security agents at the APC secretariat to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance into the secretariat. Responding to the allegations on behalf of Sen. Izunaso, former Speaker

of Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibejiako Ernest, dismissed all the allegations, saying the protesters should not be taken serious. Ernest said: “I can tell you that all the allegations are false. Senator Izunaso has conducted himself decently since he became the National Organising Secretary of our party, the APC and as a good son of Imo State, he has done his best for the party”. In a related development, the APC on Thursday inaugurated 5-member State Congress Committees to conduct Congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday. Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses with the party cautioning against unilateral postponement of congresses. The State Congress Chairmen includes Pius Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau (rtd) (Taraba); Prince Austin Eweka (Kano); Senator Domingo Obende (Niger); Sen. Jonathan

Zwingina (Abia); Senator Olugbenga Obadara (Delta); Senator Uche Ekwunife (Lagos); Mathew Omegara (Ondo); Peter Obadan (Ogun) and Abdullahi Gwarzo (Oyo) among others. The Appeal committees have Chris Akoma as chairman, Ebonyi State; Gbenga Elegbeleye (Rivers); Bashir Lado (Ogun); Alhaji S. Abubakar Maikudi (Bauchi); Amb. Jerry Ugog (Kano) and Barr. Kogolo Peter (Imo). Inaugurating the committees on behalf of the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso, said the congress must be conducted in strict conformity with the official APC Guidelines for State Congresses, saying that the State Congress Committees are expected to hold meetings with stakeholders in the respective states on Friday (today) before Saturday’s nationwide Congresses to elect State executive committee which include the traditional 17-member State Working Committees. He urged the Committee members

Edo sets up committee on child defilement, as police arrest 58-yr-old man for defiling 12-yr-old girl The Edo State Government has set up a committee to check the incidence of child defilement in the state, in a renewed effort to strengthen the Child Rights Law to address issues of sexual abuse of children. Acting Chairman, Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Special Assistant to the Governor on Basic Education, Dr. Joan Oviawe, disclosed this during a press briefing at the Government House, Benin City, when the state government handed over a 58 years old man, Mr. Lambert Ighodaro, to the State Police Command for prosecution for allegedly raping a 12 years old girl in Benin City, Edo State capital. Dr. Oviawe added, “After the case was reported by SUBEB to the Police, Mr. Lambert was apprehended by the Police.” She said, “This was after SUBEB received report of the incident from the class teacher of the 12 years old girl, who is a pupil in one of the primary schools. She had observed that the girl was always absent from school and contacted the girl’s guardian to find out the cause of her absenteeism.” “The girl told her class teacher how she was being sexually abused by Mr. Lambert Ighodaro, in his house during school hours since 2017. She alleged that the man gives her money after defiling her,” she added. The SUBEB boss told journalists that the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, had set up an inter-ministerial committee to develop a framework to curb the incidence of child defilement in the state. She said the board is concerned about the wellbeing of pupils while in and out of school, noting that structures are being put in place to assist victims of rape overcome stigma, while the perpetrators are not only shamed but prosecuted. She said, “Teachers who were trained recently in the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo BEST) programme, were trained on ways to identify children who have been abused physically and sexually.” Oviawe explained that the board was also investigating two other cases of sexual abuse involving an 11 years old girl and another eight years old girl. “The state government is reviewing existing Child Rights Law to strengthen the law made to combat all forms of abuses against children in the state,” she noted.

to ensure a free, fair, democratic and transparent process, warning against unilateral postponement of Sate Congresses without approval by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). He said: “Don’t deny anybody who has a payment teller a form. It is undemocratic; you don’t have the power to postpone the election. If you go to a state and you find out that it is impossible to conduct the election, inform the NWC for approval. The National Convention is close by; we want to conclude these processes as quickly as possible”. For the Appeal Committees, Izunaso said every petition from individuals who contested elections must be entertained, adding that the Appeal Committees should gauge the security situation in their respective states in deciding where to hold Appeal sittings, pointing that the NWC has the final decision on Appeals. “If the place is volatile for the Appeal Committee, and you cannot sit there, you can sit in Abuja”, he said.

Reading Culture: Edo BEST Initiative makes learning fun, attractive – Obaseki

58 years old, Mr. Lambert Ighodaro, arrested for allegedly raping a 12 years old girl in Benin City, Edo State capital.

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (Edo BEST) programme, makes reading and the entire learning experience attractive and fun for children in public primary and secondary schools in Edo State. In his address at the 2018 Readership Promotion Campaign, themed: Sustaining Lifelong Reading for Positive Change, organised by the National Library of Nigeria in Benin City, Obaseki explained, “As part of the plans to overhaul the basic education subsector in the state through the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) programme, the state government has concluded arrangement to provide minilibrary in each classroom in public school across the state. This will assist pupils in public schools to cultivate sustainable reading culture.” He added that in the plans for the reconstruction of public schools across the state, there areprovision to equip the schools with rich libraries where students can read and conduct research. The governor who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Emmanuel Agbale, noted, “The pupils will be taught how to manage books in the mini-library so that on a rotational basis, every pupil in a class will have the

opportunity to serve as the class librarian.” Obaseki explained, “There are plans to equip public schools with solar panels that will provide adequate lighting to power tablets to be distributed to students in public schools, with pre-loaded novels and story books.” “Survey carried out to generate data on the number of schools will assist the state in developing strategies that would guarantee the protection of assets deployed to schools for improved teaching and learning outcomes,” he added. Obaseki urged youths to make effort to cultivate good reading habit, noting that the time spent daily by youths reading and sending messages on social media platforms was a wrong presumption of effort at developing their reading habit. He noted that youths would benefit from cultivating a healthy reading habit, adding that such would set them on the path of becoming global citizens and competing favourably with their peers anywhere in the world. A guest lecturer, Dr. (Mrs.) Elizabeth I. Ifidon, of the Department of Library and Information Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, explained that the campaign on sustainable reading for positive change can only be successful if it is supported by all stakeholders including parents and educational institutions.


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Look into APC’s congress crisis, Marafa tells Buhari

Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa, on Thursday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the crisis trailing congresses of All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country. Marafa (APC-Zamfara), who made the call ahead of Saturday’s State Congress of the party at a media briefing in Abuja, said that the crisis was capable of scuttling the party’s chances in the 2019 elections, if not addressed. He alleged that in Zamfara the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and the governor, Alhaji

Abdulaziz Yari “deliberately sabotaged the process by not following party guidelines in conducting any of the two congresses held so far’’. According to him, “after looking at the whole congresses the way it started, you know what the party did and everything, there is massive conspiracy against the party and against the leader of the party. “If you look at the first scenario, some people just came up with the idea of one year extension for the members of NWC. “The president was advised that that extension was illegal and will portend serious problem to success of the party.

“The president put his feet down and said we should go for elective congresses or consensus where possible. “The party came up with guidelines on how these congresses should be conducted, but the same party that produced these guidelines were the first people that broke the rules. “The whole thing was a kind of sabotage; that the congress will be rancorous, that there will be parallel congresses, and a set of executive will be established for each state. “The whole thing comes to just one thing; another sabotage,” he said.

L-R: Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and President Muhammadu Buhari, during a visit to the President in Aso Rock Villa, Abuja...on Thursday.

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Ngige laments Nigeria’s lags low productivity, competitiveness Idu Jude, Abuja Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the country is abundantly blessed in human and natural resources, but unfortunately lags behind smaller or even less-endowed African countries in productivity and competitiveness. Ngige, said this at a news conference to commemorate the 17th National Productivity Day and Conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award on Thursday in Abuja. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved May 22, for the 2018 annual National Productivity Day and Conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit Award. He noted that Nigeria is abundantly blessed in human and natural resources, but unfortunately lags behind smaller or even less-endowed African countries in productivity and competitiveness. According to him “in order to achieve high productivity and competitiveness, therefore, Nigeria‘s productivity and competitiveness gap, as a matter of priority, needs to be closed. “So, real competitiveness means the ability to produce goods and services that can compete in the domestic and international markets while promoting and maintaining a high living standard and quality of life for the people. “Therefore, only nations with organisations that have high levels of productivity will become domestically and globally competitive. “This has the capacity to exploit existing market opportunities to sustain and expand employment and real income growth in the long term, ‘’he said.

He said that the present administration’s commitment to the change and sustainable growth cannot be over emphansied as it would improve the standard of living of Nigerians. He said that the government was conscious of the critical place of productivity in the realisation of the change agenda. The minister said the observance of the day and the conferment of the award was one positive step by the government to institutionalise productivity consciousness and excellence in service among workers and organisations in Nigeria. He also appealed to Nigerians to reflect deeply on the significance of the celebration, especially on the face of Mr President Change Agenda and the vision of maintaining the tempo of economic recovery. The minister said that the award committee was an independent committee that conducted a thorough screening exercise, recommended 15 individuals and five organisations drawn from all sector of the economy. Ngige said the awardees includes Mrs Winifred OyoIta, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mr Sam Ohuabunwa, Dr Abdul Husseni, Farm Crowdy Nig. Ltd, Fresh Direct Nigeria, among others Speaking, Mr Kashim Akor, Director-General, National Productivity Centre (NPC), said that selection of the awardees was done by a committee set up for the purpose of the nomination. Akor said the nomination of the individuals’ awardees was based on efficiency, hard work, innovation, creativity, punctuality, among others to the development of their organizations.

PPA Chairman defends NASS upward review of 2018 Budget

National Chairman of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Chief Peter Ameh, said National Assembly did no wrong in increasing 2018 Budget from N8.61 trillion to N9.12 trillion. Ameh, made the observation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The Appropriation Bill was increased by the legislature by N508 billion, from N8.61 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari when he presented it to the assembly in November, 2017. Ameh said that the action of the lawmakers was in line with the reality on ground, adding that the assembly had explained reasons for the increase, which related to oil

benchmark and exchange rates. The Appropriation Committees of both chambers of the assembly had on Tuesday laid their reports on the budget before their respective chambers, preparatory to passage of the bill. In their respective reports, they increased the oil price benchmark to 51 dollars per barrel as against 45 dollars per barrel, which the president premised his proposal on. They also benchmarked crude oil production at 2.3 million barrels per day and exchange rate of N305 to one dollar. Ameh said that people were not looking at why the budget was increased, but “are looking at it as if it is selfish intension of the national assembly’’.

“The national assembly is not a rubberstamp and the executive too, is not a perfect organ. If the Assembly is a rubberstamp, the executive will not have taken the budget there. “ What the assembly does is to look at areas that might cause us problems. The increment is in tandem with the reality on ground. “They look at it critically and then take decision; the increment from N8.61 trillion to 9.12 trillion is not a problem. “Our budget must be the budget that will drive the economy and impact on the people.’’ The party chairman, however, advised Buhari to immediately study and assent to the Appropriation Bill as passed. “The president should assent to

it on time so that Nigeria can be put to work and for there to be massive infrastructural development. “He should sign it so that money will be pumped into the economy to enable our people to have enough to take care of their families,’’ he said. He also called for adequate cashbacking for the budget when signed into law, saying that most times, “our budget is not implemented beyond 50 per cent’’. Recalling recent past where budget was returned to the national assembly, Ameh advised the two arms of government to see themselves as partners in progress. “The National Assembly and the Executive are co-arms of the government. The president should see the national assembly as partners

in progress and vice versa. “If they are collectively working together, there will be no need to return any passed bill “If the party is working together, what they should have done is to have a pre-budget passing meeting. “In most civilised countries where the national assembly is controlled by one party and with the executive in close working relationship, what they do is to have a pre-budget passing meeting. “They discuss areas of differences and put them under a favourable agreement and pass the budget.’’ According to Ameh, I believe that dialoguing before taking decisions will help us to reduce the acrimony that currently exists between the legislature and the executive.


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Modu Sheriff ‘sneaks out’ of Aso Rock after meeting Buhari Nosa Akenzua, Asaba Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu-Sheriff met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday. Modu-Sherrif, however, sneaked out after the almost one-hour meeting which took place in the president’s office. On his way to the

president’s office, Sheriff indicated interest in speaking with reporters but suddenly changed his mind at the end of the meeting. Sherrif, who left Aso Rock around 2:40pm, made use of the security gate reserved for service chiefs. The former PDP leader returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) three weeks ago but he had earlier told all

those in his faction of the PDP to defect to APC. When he visited Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, last month, Sheriff said he had returned home. “I rejoined my great party, APC following the misunderstanding we had in PDP where I was the national chairman,” he said. During the heat of the leadership crisis in the PDP, some opposition

leaders alleged that the federal government was using Sheriff to cause confusion in the PDP. Sheriff had struggled with Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the former caretaker committee of the PDP, over the leadership of the party. But the supreme court recognised Makarfi as the authentic chairman of the party. Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state,

had said the APC tried to use Sheriff to destroy PDP because of its own crisis. “What the federal government is doing is because they have seen that the APC is fumbling, they want to cause crisis in PDP by using a stooge. Sheriff is a mole of the APC; he is being sponsored by the federal government. They are sponsoring Sheriff because of the crisis in the APC,” he had said.

L – R: Femi Onifade, Head, Secondary Market, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE); Oluwatoyin Alake, Secondary Market, NSE; Oswald Osaretin Gwobadia, Non-Executive Director, Renaissance Capital; Tinuade Awe, Executive Director, Regulation, NSE; Christophe Charlier, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Renaissance Capital during a Closing Gong Ceremony at the Exchange, in Lagos…on Thursday

FG re-arraigns Dasuki, Bafarawa, others over alleged $2.1 arms fraud Andrew Orolua, Abuja

After his re-arraignment on Wednesday on 25 count charge by the Federal Government the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd) on Thursday faced another amended charge in a separate suit over the laundering of $2.1b arms fund. Dasuki who served under former President Goodluck Jonathan, was re arraigned along with a former Minister of State for Finance, Badhir Yuguda, former Sokoto State governor, Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, his son, Sagir Dalhatu and their family

company, Dalhatu Investment Limited. However, like the amended charge which he faced on Wednesday, the Federal Government dropped the name of former Director of Finance and Supply in the Office of NSA, Mr Salisu Shuaib who served under him. Counsel to Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), confirmed to newsmen that after the examination of the report of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the alleged money diversion, it became imperative to drop Shuaib from the charge. Jacobs said that instead of being a co-accused person,

the former Director of Finance will now be used as a witness to testify for Federal Government in the trial of the five defendants. Like the re-arraignment of Wednesday, Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf ordered that the five defendants should continue to enjoy the bail granted in 2015 when they were first arraigned on the alleged offense. Dasuki was alleged to have misappropriated the fund and engaged in criminal breach of trust by dishonestly transferring the sum of N3.5billion into the account of Dalhatu Investment Limited, an offense punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code.

Yuguda was alleged to have dishonestly misappropriated a whooping sum of $9.8million, an equivalent of N1.9billion and another N200million he allegedly transferred to the bank account of Jabbama Ada Global Services, an offense punishable under Section 315 of the Penal Code Act. On their part, Bafarawa, Sagir and Dalhatu Investment were charged with dishonestly receiving the sum of N4.6billion from the Office of Col Dasuki, an offense punishable under Section 97 of the Penal Code. Aside the five defendants, prominent politicians were named in the charge as beneficiaries of the alleged

Public fund diversion. They are a former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, former Chairman of the defunct National Republican Convention, Chief Tom Ikimi and one Robert Azibola, a cousin of Former President Jonathan as well as former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim. However, all the five defendants pleaded not guilty to the amended charge dated May 11, 2018 and signed by Mr Chile Okoroma, Director of Legal and Prosecution Department of the EFCC. Meanwhile, Justice BabaYusuf has adjourned trial of the defendants to July 9 and 10.

Nigeria, India partner for ICT development in Africa Adebisi Oyindamola, Abuja I n f o r m a t i o n Communication Technology (ICT) stakeholders from Nigeria and India are bracing up for the 4th Indo-Africa ICT expo scheduled to hold in Lagos next week. This convergence of ICT investors and innovators from across the continent which is taking place in Nigeria for the second time has been linked to the commitment of the country in the area of ICT growth on the continent. Speaking at a pressing conference In Abuja, the Indian high commissioner Nagabushana Reddy said the choice of Lagos as the venue of the event for the second time in a roll, is predicated on the strategic place of Lagos, as the gateway to Africa. He described Africa as one of the fastest growing economy in the world, adding that collaboration between Africa and India “will boost both economies and the ICT sector, through greater penetration and use of advance technologies and services” “The expo will be a platform to build synergy among India and Africa countries to showcase innovative and diversified products and services and to bring together thought leaders across the entire ICT value chain to discuss solutions to regulatory issues as well as business” he said. The event is expected to attract 300 companies/ delegates from India and Africa for the conference and attract 3000 visitors for the exhibition, for the purpose o9f unlocking huge potentials from Africa in the area of ICT. Minister of communication Adebayo Shittu, who commended the India delegation for their interest in the development of ICTS in Nigeria, assured the Indian envoy of the huge potential market in Nigeria, adding that “Nigeria has the potential and resources for its economy to even catch up and surpass many countries in some years to come”. “India and Nigeria share a lot in common and ICT currently being very topical globally, it is in the interest of both countries to pull resources together to deliver results for our common people” he said. He added that “the two day event will enable Nigeria’s start ups, entrepreneurs and businesses to form partnership with their foreign counterparts as well as pitch their innovative creations for public/commercial acceptance.”


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Chairman of Friends of Atiku Group, Chief Ejiofor Onyia; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel when Onyia visited Atiku’s residence on Wednesday to present him with report of activities of the group.

NBA condemns Rivers Court attack

Andrew Orolua, Abuja

Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the attack on the premises of the High Court of Rivers State, PortHarcourt Judicial Division on Friday 11th May 2018 by persons allegedly described as hired thugs. A statement issued by the General Secretary, NBA, Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju

that was made available to journalists yesterday said the act which left several persons at the premises of the Court injured and destruction of properties was unacceptable. “The height of the attack was said to be when a sitting judge was chased out of the court premises by these thugs.” “This act is an attempt to ridicule the judiciary

and also to undermine the integrity and powers of the Judiciary and same shall not be tolerated in any manner,” the NBA said. NBA urged the Inspector General of Police to constitute a high powered special investigation team into the matter to ensure that all those who were involved and their sponsors in this highly reprehensible invasion of the premises

of Rivers State Judiciary, Portharcourt Judicial Division, are identified and brought to face the wrath of the law as the act is not acceptable in any civilised society. The association sympathised with the Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State Hon. Justice I.A. Iyayi-Lamikanra on this act that tried to impede and diminish the integrity and

confidence of the people in the Rivers State Judiciary. NBA warned politicians and their aides not to involve the judiciary in whatever political mess that exists between them. The Judiciary is the hope of a common man, the last resort for justice and an epitome of the rule of law and as such should not be forcefully joined into the political partisanship,

All political office holders are enjoined to settle their differences within the ambit of the law and allow justice to prevail in accordance with the already laid down court procedures. NBA said that it shall continue to reiterate members commitment to peace, safety, and security of our nation, as well as preserving the dignity and respect of the Judiciary.

Hypertension Society conducts free blood pressure check By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin Nigerian Hypertension Society (NHS) has declared a Free Blood Pressure Checks (FBPC) for all Nigerian citizens throughout the month of May 2018 in commemoration of this year’s celebrations of World Hypertension Day (WHD). While, all governmental owned hospitals may have been mobilised just as volunteers would be going round the states of the federation to ensure effective coverages of the exercise. May 17 is observed annually, the world over, to create awareness on the inherent dangers of undiagnosed hypertension said to be the major cause of sudden deaths mainly among middle aged men and women. According to a statement jointly signed by the President and Secretary General of the NHS, Professor A. B. O. Omotosho

and Dr K. W. Wahab, the purpose of the day was to increase high blood pressure awareness around the world. The statement made available to journalists in Ilorin noted; “the ultimate target is to encourage citizens of all countries to prevent and control this silent killer, the modern epidemic.” The theme for this year’s event is, ‘Know Your Numbers’, interpreted as; ‘know your blood pressure recordings’. For the association, “Hypertension describes a situation in which there is sustained elevation of blood pressure above a threshold of 140 mmHg systolic and 90 mmHg diastolic in an adult. In Nigeria, about one-third of the adult population is hypertensive but awareness of the condition is very poor. “Indeed, only about one-third of those who are hypertensive are aware of their status while only about one-third are on treatment

in spite of availability of potent drugs. Hypertension only announces its presence in most people after they have suffered from stroke, heart failure, heart attack or kidney failure. The social and economic toll of these complications of hypertension on immediate families and the nation at large is enormous.” Among other precautionary measures, the NHS, an affiliate of the International Society of Hypertension and World

Hypertension League advises that: Everybody should check his/her blood pressure regularly. Those with hypertension should consult their medical practitioners for proper advice, *If you are hypertensive, please take your medications regularly to achieve a good blood pressure control and thus prevent complications like stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure * Avoid excessive salt consumption

as this is strongly linked to development of hypertension and/or poor control of same, *Eat healthy diets with daily consumption of fruits and vegetables, * Exercise regularly (at least 30 minutes daily or a minimum of three nonconsecutive days per week). *Reduce your weight if you are overweight or obese and *Avoid unhealthy lifestyles like smoking and alcohol consumption. The statement added, “we encourage these and other

healthy habits to reduce the unacceptably high burden of hypertension and its complications in Nigeria. Nigerians are advised to use the opportunity of this day and the ongoing May Measurement Month 2018 (MMM18) to get their blood pressure checked and know their numbers. “Throughout this month of May, volunteers will be going around in the states of the federation to do free blood pressure check and advise as appropriate.”

Supporters buy form for Plateau APC Chairman ahead of congress By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos A group known as Vote Latep Again (VOLA), on Thursday presented a nomination form for the Plateau State All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman, Hon. Latep Dabang and urged him to re-contest in the Chairmanship election

coming up on Saturday. Speaking at the presentation of the nomination form, convener of the occasion, Mr. Timchang Ndam who spoke at the occasion, said Latep has done well and deserves to continue as chairman of APC in Plateau. He said: “ Latep has been tested and trusted and he’s

the best man to lead the party at this material time”. He said Latep Dabang has the experience, maturity and all that is required to move the party forward He appealed to all youths in the State to continue to support Latep Dabang and the APC at all times. Responding, Dabang who spoke after receiving the

nomination form said the youths have challenged him to do more for the party. In his words, “you have challenged me not to give up and not to be distracted by opponents”. He said he is determined to take the party to greater heights and called on the Youths to continue to support the party at all time.


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Court adjourns Melaye’s trial indefinitely Andrew Orolua, Abuja The trial of the Senator Dino Daniel Melaye (Kogi West Senatorial District) for alleged false information dissemination before the Federal Capital Territory, High Court, Abuja, by the Federal Government, on Thursday suffered a setback following his absence in Court. Consequently, presiding judge, Justice Olasunbo Goodluck adjourned the trial indefinitely after listening to the prosecution and defense counsel arguments on Melaye absence. The judge held that from the gamut of the entire facts placed before the court, the prosecution

did not controvert the fact that the defendant was in the National Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. Justice Goodluck said that the photocopy of the medical report showing that Melaye is on admission at the hospital is admissible in an interlocutory application as in the instance case and therefore she rejected the submissions of the prosecution. The judge further held that it is fair and just for the court to examine all facts placed before it and that in doing so, it has been established that the defendant is having health challenges in the hospital. The judge, therefore, adjourned the case sine die

pending the recovery of the senator from the sickness so that he can stand trial. Dino who would have appeared to face his trial Thursday, was transferred from Lokoja to the hospital by the Chief Judge of Kogi State, where he is facing another criminal charge for alleged arms running after he was implicated by two thugs. But , at the resumed sitting Thursday, Melaye’s lead counsel, Mr. Rickey Tarfa (SAN), in an application to justify the absence of the senator informed the court that his client was still lying critically ill at the intensive Care Unit of the National Hospital. The senior lawyer

tendered a medical report signed by Dr O O Olaniran, Director of Medical Services, which confirmed that the senator was being managed at the Intensive Care Unit. Tarfa therefore urged the judge, Justice Olasunbo Goodluck to consider the ill health of the lawmaker as a special circumstance that warranted his absence from trial. He urged the court to adjourn the trial pending the time his client would recuperate from the sickness and be able to stand before the court to answer the two-count criminal charge against him. However, counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Shuaib Labaran, vehemently

opposed the application for adjournment on the ground that there was no fact before the court to show that Melaye was arrested by the police and got injured in the process. Labaran who is from the Federal Ministry of Justice insisted that counsel to Melaye relied on media report in his claim of police arrest of his client and urged the court to discountenance the claim. Besides, Labaran faulted the medical report from the National Hospital, claiming that it was not admissible in evidence because it was not a certified true copy of the original. He also claimed that a counsel from Rickey Tarfa’s

chambers who deposed to the affidavit on the request for adjournment was not a medical officer and therefore not in position to ascertain the health condition of the senator. It should be recalled that Federal Government had on March 1 slammed a two-count criminal charge against Melaye on the allegation that he gave false report to the police in the alleged attempt by some people to assassinate him in Kogi State.

Kano Assembly swears in new Deputy Speaker Yakubu Salisu, Kano

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah Rtd (3rd R), flanked by the Chairman, BoT, Retired Army, Navy, and Air Force Officers Association of Nigeria (RANAO), Major General Zamani Lekwot, Retd (2nd R), National President of RANAO, Lt. Col. AAO Ogbomo (2nd L), and other dignitaries, during the cutting of the National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) Cake, at a dinner for participants of the 31st NAGM, at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall Government House, Yenagoa. Photo by Michael Owi

APC State Congresses: Ekwunife, Danbazzau, others head committee Tom Okpe, Abuja All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday inaugurated 5-member State Congress Committees to conduct Congresses in different states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday. Three-member committees were also inaugurated to entertain appeals that may arise from the State Congresses with the party cautioning against unilateral postponement of congresses. The State Congress Chairmen includes: Pius

Odubu (Adamawa); Gen. Danjuma Danbazzau (Rtd) (Taraba); Prince Austin Eweka (Kano); Senator Domingo Obende (Niger); Sen. Jonathan Zwingina (Abia); Senator Olugbenga Obadara (Delta); Senator Uche Ekwunife (Lagos); Mathew Omegara (Ondo); Peter Obadan (Ogun) and Abdullahi Gwarzo (Oyo) among others. The Appeal committees have Chris Akoma as chairman, Ebonyi State; Gbenga Elegbeleye (Rivers); Bashir Lado (Ogun); Alh. S A bubakar Maikudi (Bauchi); Amb. Jerry Ugog (Kano) and Barr. Kogolo

Peter (Imo). Inaugurating the committee on behalf of the Party National Chairman Chief John Odigie Oyegun, the National Organizing Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso said the congress must be conducted in strict conformity with the official APC Guidelines for State Congresses saying that the State Congress Committees are expected to hold meetings with stakeholders in the respective states on Friday before Saturday’s nationwide Congresses to elect State executive committee which include the traditional

17-member State Working Committees. He urged the Committee members to ensure a free, fair, democratic and transparent process, warning against unilateral postponement of Sate Congresses without approval by the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC). He said: “Don’t deny anybody who has a payment teller a form. It is undemocratic; you don’t have the power to postpone the election. If you go to a State and you find out that it is impossible to conduct the election, inform the NWC

for approval. The National Convention is close by; we want to conclude these processes as quickly as possible”. For the Appeal Committees, Izunaso said every petition from individuals who contested elections must be entertained adding that the Appeal Committees should gauge the security situation in their respective state in deciding where to hold Appeal sittings pointing that the NWC has the final decision on Appeals. “If the place is volatile for the Appeal Committee, and you cannot sit there, you can sit in Abuja”, he said.

Kano State House of Assembly resumed seating on Thursday after days of crisis which led to the removal of some principal officers. The embattled speaker Honourable Yusuf Abdullahi Atah, after a unanimous decision of the law makers, observed the swearing in of the former speaker Honorable Kabiru Alhasan Rurum as the new Deputy Speaker. The session was attended by 36 members of the House from the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya factions and the only PDP representative at the house Honorable Abdullahi Muhammad Chiromawa who said he’s participation in the crisis was to effect positive change in the House. The speaker, while announcing the change, said I received information that a new Deputy majority leader and the chief whip have been appointed to the house in persons of honorable Muhammad Bello Butu butu and Honorable Baffa Danagundi Kano municipal constituency as the new chief whip, honorable Sanusi bataitya to serve as deputy majority leader and honorable Ayuba Labaran Durum to serve as majority whip. In his acceptance speech, the new deputy speaker honorable Alhasan Rurum said, “ I accept this position as the members of the assembly unanimously agreed. I will try my possible best to harmonize the house and I thank Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and all stake holders who intervened. He promised to discharge his responsibilities without fear or favour and carry members of the House along.


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2019: What alliance can do for APGA and PDP in Nasarawa election Augustine Kuza Lafia Democracy to many poeple is a game of number and that informs why many politicians will do whatever it takes to grow the membership base of their political party of their individual support base. This is why in Nasarawa State it is imperative for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the two main opposition political parties in the state to form an alliance to be able to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election. This will go well as the two political parties seem to share similar ideology of zoning the next governorship candidature to the Northern senatorial district of the state that has never tasted the bite since the creation of the state. Accordingly, the two zones of the Southern and Western districts have governed the state for twelve and eight years respectively, but the Northern zone with all its potential leaders has never tasted the governorship seat. Based on fairness, the two main opposition parties in the state have been clamouring for rotation of seat to the Northern axis. Reasons being that the people of that zone worked tirelessly to support candidates from the two zones in the past and to also enjoy their share in the state. This understanding of power rotation is believed to be borne out of the spirit of inclusiveness in the governance and principle of oneness. But, if the idea of zoning must be actualised by the two opposition parties in 2019 governorship election bid, then alliance between the APGA and the PDP in the state would be a necessity. Recall that in 2015, the same alliance played out between APGA and PDP during the presidential election that gave Goodluck Jonathan a resounding victory over President Muhamadu Buhari in the state, when the defunct CPC was the ruling party in the state. That victory was celebrated because the APGA led party Hon. Labaran Maku who had dumped PDP to APGA within four months mobilised his supporters to massively vote for Jonathan, PDP in the 2015 presidential election. Disappointingly, the alliance could not continue in the governorship election in 2015 which made it easy for the APC to manipulate and claim victory with APGA taking the second position according to INEC result, an election which Mr. Labaran Maku claimed he won.

Secondus The noticeable problem with politicians from the Northern zone is their not being patient and their inability to unite and produce a single candidate. In the 2015 election, there were over six candidates from the zone that were out for the governorship primary which eventually led to the emergence of Yusuf Agabi, who was not from the zone. With great dismay, Agabi, lost that election with PDP sampling the third position below APGA, reason being that he was not a popular candidate. That served as lesson to the Northern zone. Before then, the six contestants from the Northern zone were

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advised by the elders forum to step down their ambition and rally round the candidature of Mr. Labaran Maku, but the elders advice was jettison. This forum was then spearheaded by Elder Alias Adokwe, his words, “we advised all the candidates that after considering so many factors, they should step down for the popular candidate in the person of Labaran Maku, but they all refused, after telling them that Maku is a strong candidate to go with. “At the end of the day Maku was ahead of all the candidates from the Northern zone though Agabi from the Southern zone won the PDP primarily, but lost the governorship

The ruling APC in the state is aware of the increasing acceptance of the APGA as a result of the overwhelming performance of the party in the 2015 governorship election. Analysts in the state argued that among all the prospective governorship candidates across all the political parties in the state at the moment, none of them possess or have the political might to defeat Maku in the forth coming election except through rigging. APC in the state is contemplating on whether to choose its candidate from the Northern zone considering the agitation of zoning by the two strong oppositions.

elections in the state.” Elder Adokwe, who is a prominent elder statesman in the state lamented that the greatest challenge before the Northern zone is their inability to come out with one candidate. With the recent directives by the national leadership of the PDP calling on the party to form alliances with other political parties to wrest power from the APC both at the state and national level, it should be a wake up signal and call for the PDP Nasarawa State chapter to join forces with the APGA that has fast gained wide popularity in the state. This stand should be well considered as the PDP in the state had countless number of times called on Maku to return to the party, indicating that both parties share same ideology and could unite for the interest of peace in the state. This is even as Maku has maintained that his party, APGA has gained higher popularity and acceptability in the state judging by the current structures and volume of supporters. While it could be observed that the two political parties maintained an alliance at the national level during the 2015 election, the time has come for them to extend that gesture to the state to conquer the ruling APC in Nasarawa State. Mr. Labaran Maku has no doubt attained a very lofty popularity and remained a major force to contend with in the forth coming governorship election in the state.

The ruling APC in the state is aware of the increasing acceptance of the APGA as a result of the overwhelming performance of the party in the 2015 governorship election. Analysts in the state argued that among all the prospective governorship candidates across all the political parties in the state at the moment, none of them possess or have the political might to defeat Maku in the forth coming election except through rigging. APC in the state is contemplating on whether to choose its candidate from the Northern zone considering the agitation of zoning by the two strong oppositions. Recently, an APC chieftain in the state blamed the Northern zone over their failure to rule the state as lack of unity to produce single candidate. He attested strongly that the zone is enriched with competent and influential political big wigs like Labaran Maku and others who have all it takes to govern the state, but lack of unity amongst them has continued to militate against them. Political alliance has helped to wrest powers from strong ruling parties’ world over. The PDP and the APGA can form this alliance to end APC rule in the state. As the drumming for change in the political leadership of the state get louder, all hopes are that the PDP and the APGA, the duo must put their difference apart and unite to bring a new government into power before it is too late.


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Ijaw leaders, Asari Dokubo endorse Wike for 2nd term; urge leaders to emulate Isaac Boro Stories by Patrick Okohue Ijaws in Rivers State have endorsed the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for a second term in line with the governor’s pro-Ijaw disposition. The Ijaw people declared their preference for the Rivers State governor on Wednesday after marching through the streets of Port Harcourt in honour of Late Niger Delta Freedom Fighter, Isaac Boro. This much was revealed in a release signed by the Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu. Speaking on behalf of the group, Madam Ankio Briggs said that in view of the performance of Governor Wike, he deserves another term in office to consolidate on the gains of his first term. She said after the governor’ssecond term, the Ijaw people would want Governor Wike to support the emergence of an Ijaw governor. She said: “As Ijaws in Rivers State, these four years that you have done, we want to say that the next four years, because of the work you have done in terms of protecting the people of Niger Delta, it is okay for you to run for four more years. “As we give this support, you should bear in mind that we also will want to come and govern Rivers State after that.” Prominent Ijaw Leader, Alhaji

Wike Mujahid Dokubo-Asari urged all other Niger Delta leaders to follow the footsteps of Isaac Boro who promoted the interest of the people. He called for the unity between the South-East and South-South regions of the country. He advised the people of the area never to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to rig elections in the Niger Delta Responding, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declared that he will remain steadfast in the protection of the interests of the people of Rivers State and the Niger Delta. Governor Wike said no level of intimidation from the failed APC

Dokubo Federal Government will compel him to abandon the worthy cause of developing the area. He said that current happenings in the country have proved that immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan loves Nigeria far more than those who misled the country in 2015. “I have no regret for supporting former President Goodluck Jonathan . Nobody should deceive us by political parties. Our interest is paramount,” he said. The governor said that the Ijaws have contributed meaningfully to the development of the country, saying that Isaac Adaka Boro fought for the emancipation of the Niger Delta.

Governor Wike stressed that his administration has made significant inroads in the development of riverine Ijaw communities through key projects. “I will continue to defend the interest of the Niger Delta. I have approved the reconstruction of all government owned schools in the area, while Degema Internal Roads will be reconstructed,” he said. He said no other political party can defend Ijaw nation more than PDP, adding that the failed APC Federal Government has done nothing for the people of the Niger Delta, hence they should be voted out.

Imo 2019: I will not allow opposition within APC to provoke me –Okorocha Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that he would not allow himself to be provoked by the disturbing and insulting activities of some politicians in the state who, according him, think that the best way to go this time is to make too much noise and insult him. The governor said he would continue to exercise high level of tolerance, which he has continued to do since 2011 when he assumed office. The governor in a release by his Chief Press Secretary Sam Onwuemeodo, said that the state government had read the report about the protest in Abuja by those he described as “the personal rag-tag aides of the make-ups of the so-called Coalition, and who called themselves Imo youths. “We have also read another publication equally by a motley group answering Imo Stakeholders, talking about ‘vote of no confidence’. Those in the sick Coalition are also those who constitute the stakeholders”. Onwuemeodo urged Nigerians to ask these elements why all their activities take place in

Okorocha Abuja insisting that they took the stolen materials for the Imo State Congresses to Hotels in Abuja and were filling them there, until the Police came and arrested four of their aides. Continuing, he said that the

reported protest by their aides in Abuja and all they have been doing are in Abuja, stressing that “the truth is that they cannot come into Imo State and do such things. Imo people do not know what they are doing”. He further stated that Imo Indigenes should not also forget that in 2011, Chief Ifeanyi Araraume was the governorship candidate of ACN, while Chief Ikedi Ohakim, the incumbent then, was the candidate of PDP, but that Rochas Okorocha took APGA’s ticket and defeated them even as Chief Araraume came fourth and lost in his Isiala Mbano Local Government. “We are talking about Rochas Okorocha who abandoned APGA said to be Igbo party in 2014 and joined the merger that gave birth to APC at the risk of his second tenure, with all the Federal Ministers like Prof Viola Onwuliri, Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives and all the Federal Apparatuses working for the PDP candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha in 2015, yet Rochas Okorocha defeated them through the ballot box.

And the achievements of Owelle Okorocha in the state as governor have exceeded the achievements of all those who had governed the state since its creation in 1976, put together. So, in 2019 achievements will count a lot and noise making won’t count”. For the sake of emphasis, Rochas is going to finish very strong and by the grace of God and with the votes of Imo people, he is to see to the election of a worthy successor of his choice. He has more than one thousand verifiable Projects to his credit. All these noisemakers with some of them having multi-billion naira stores, courtesy of the money meant for their constituency projects when they were at the National Assembly, won’t fly in 2019. Imo is calm. These folks make a lot of noise in Abuja and sneak into Imo to avoid the wrath of the people. By 2019, the picture will become clearer for Nigerians to appreciate the magnitude of the love of Imo people for Rochas, who has reduced the poverty level in the state from 57 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2017.

No rift between Ikpeazu and Senator Orji – Governor’s aide The Special Adviser to the Abia State governor on E-governance, Mr. Obed Nnaji Asiegbu, has debunked a media report of an alleged rift between his principal and former governor of the state Sen. Theodore Orji, currently the senator representing Abia Central Zone in the National Assembly. An Abia-based tabloid had reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s relationship with his supposed political godfather, Orji had gone strained over the latter’s second term bid. Nnaji-Asiegbu, while speaking with newsmen on Thursday said, “As far as I am concerned, there is no issue between Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator T.A Orji. They are having a wonderful and cordial relationship. “Anybody coming to tell you that the governor is having issues with his predecessor over his second term bid is being mischievous. “All these are propaganda from the opposition aimed at sabotaging the efforts of the two great leaders. “Senator Orji has in several occasions, endorsed the governor for a second term come 2019 and those of us who worked and still working under the two leaders are well-accommodated. “There is no issue whatsoever. The governor and his predecessor cannot be distracted from bringing dividends of democracy to Abians. “The governor and Senator Orji are focused and committed in ensuring that the Abia citizenry feel the impacts of the leadership. They are committed towards the development of the state,” he said.

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Editorial Commentary OUR POSITION Recession: It’s not yet uhuru for Nigeria

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he National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) latest overview of Nigeria’s economy between April and June 2017 has shown that the economy recorded a 0.55 percent positive productivity growth rate during the quarter and that Nigeria has exited from the recession it slipped into in the first quarter of 2016. Many Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief that the worst was over for the country and its economy. Many others, especially those at the corridors of power, were exhilarated by the news forgetting that it was not yet uhuru for the country as a mere 0.55% limp by Nigeria out of recession was not something to celebrate especially because it will take another quarter of positive and significant performance by the economy for the results to positively impact on the wellbeing of Nigerians. As things are, the Nigerian economy is tied to the ups and downs in the oil market. Nigeria’s crude oil has stabilised at 2.2 million per day. But, if Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decides to cut Nigeria’s oil production, or if there is a crash in the price of oil globally, or the militants in the Niger Delta decide to continue with their militarism,

thereby cutting the nation’s oil supply, the country could slip back into recession again. The implication for Nigeria is that until the country successfully diversifies its economy away from the volatile oil and gas, its productivity growth will continue to be tied to the unreliable oil and gas sector. Agriculture played a major part in the recovery of South Africa from recession whereas in Nigeria agricultural growth showed a downward trend for four consecutive quarters since Q3 2016 when the sector grew by 4.54% to 4.03%, 3.39% and 3.01% by the second quarter of 2017. Apart from oil and gas, the country must aggressively develop its agriculture so that it can wake up and take its rightful place in the economy. While the country should retain peasant agriculture, it must be noted that peasant farming is anachronistic and can never propel agriculture to greater heights. Therefore, the government at the state and federal levels must rapidly develop a new corps of large scale farmers who could aggressively propel agribusiness to greater heights. Also, the manufacturing sector, especially the Small and Medium Scale

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Enterprises (SME), must be encouraged to grow so that they can employ more people and keep the economy vibrant. They must have access to loans at affordable rates. The rates of interest on bank loans in the country are too choking for businesses to survive. That is why many banks are recording huge unpaid loans. Then, there must be stable exchange rate that will enable businesses and others who need to import machineries, spare parts and necessary raw materials to plan ahead. An unstable exchange rate leads to chaos in the economy and such instability breeds rent seeking and sharp practices by sellers of foreign exchange whether in the banks or at the Bureau de Changes across the country. Above all, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Federal Ministry of Finance must ensure that both inflation and interest rates are brought down. The duo of high interest rates and high inflation must be adequately tamed so that industrial production can increase across the economy, prices of goods, particularly food items and agribusiness raw materials can rapidly come down and the economy can be stimulated again.

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Child rights in 21st century education system (III)

Wahab Shittu

ccording to the World Health Organization, “child rights are fundamental freedoms and the inherent rights of all human beings below the age of 18. These rights apply to every child, irrespective of the child’s, parent’s/legal guardian’s race, color, sex, creed or other status”. One of these rights is the right to ‘education and access to appropriate information’ The guarantee of the right to education is an obligation of States Parties in the instruments of International Human Rights Law, because they are the main duty-bearers for all human rights for all. The International Community has a subsidiary and auxiliary responsibility, when States fail. However, the natural primary responsible individuals for the right to education are the parents. As such, the right to education is a right to an education guided by the values and principles internationally agreed upon and formally incorporated in the domestic Law of the most countries. The right to education is an empowerment right. It shall empower individuals for the full development of their human personality and participation in society and this right is further closely linked with the right to development, as education is considered a powerful tool in the fight against poverty. THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN THE 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION SYSTEM 1. The Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sets out children’s right to: • education • health care • economic opportunity • protection from abuse and neglect • protection from sexual exploitation • protection from economic exploitation. The Convention also says that decisions that affect children should be based on their ‘best interests’. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) applies to children under 18. It

recognizes education as a legal right to every child on the basis of equal opportunity. Its Article 28 guarantees free compulsory primary education for all; progressive free secondary education that should in any case be available and accessible to all; and accessibility to higher education on the basis of capacity. It states the obligation of the State to take measures regarding school attendance and discipline. It encourages international cooperation in matters related to education, in particular elimination of ignorance and illiteracy and access to scientific and technical knowledge. Its Article 29 defines the aims of education and recognizes also the liberty of parents to choose the kind of education they want to give to their children and the liberty to establish and direct educational institutions, in conformity with minimum standards laid down by the State. 2. Inclusive education and the school community Every student has the right to experience an education system which values their uniqueness and supports them to become successful and valued adults. There is collective responsibility for the wellbeing of the children and young people in our communities. But school communities, in particular, must understand the diversity of their students and families and offer a responsive and inclusive place for all. A flexible, relevant, inclusive and appropriate curriculum is fundamental to building wellbeing and resilience. For example, in Nigeria the girl-child, in comparison to the opposite sex is usually subjected to demeaning and destabilizing situations that places her in a disadvantaged position in the society. Stakeholders in the education sector are therefore urged to inject new innovations into the school system to ensure non-gender discriminatory learning. Equity education for all, irrespective of gender should be a primary objective as quality and non-discriminatory education is a fundamental human right that should be availed to all persons irrespective of age, sex, and nationality. 3. Identifying children at risk Many young people managing a health

condition will encounter some difficulty, including learning difficulties, during their school life. Schools must have strategies and processes in place to identify when a student is at risk of disengaging from learning or from school. Early intervention is essential. Risks for students may involve individual, social, emotional or physical factors. They may also be related to family or community factors. 4. Responsible teachers and schools All teachers have a responsibility to respond when a student experiences difficulty with their schooling. Schools have a responsibility to support their teachers by developing a planned, sequential and detailed wholeschool approach to student support and by providing relevant professional learning. 5. Adjustments within the school An education provider must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate a student with disabilities. An adjustment is a measure or action taken to assist a student with disabilities to participate in education and training on the same basis as other students. An adjustment is reasonable if it does this while taking into account the student’s learning needs and balancing the interests of all parties affected, including those of: • the student with the disability • the education provider • staff • other students. EDUCATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES The entire globe is grappling today with an unbelievable rise in violence, crime and worrisome deterioration in the societal moral bearing, responsible citizenship as well as employability skills; with growing number of complex socio-emotional and environmental challenges. At the same time Education, Innovation, Technology & Employability have emerged as the biggest riders for our successful sustenance on this planet. In order to ensure that our students can thrive successfully in 21st century, our schools and our education system will have to keep pace with the changing time.

What the world needs to know about Hamas’ terror tactics

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f only. If only Hamas had not seized Gaza; if only it did not use its people as human shields and human weapons, as pawns for its own deadly operations. If only we could avoid this tragedy of lost Palestinian lives. If only – it is a sentiment that has characterized decades of violence in this region. If only Hamas, which has ruled Gaza with an iron fist since 2007, hell-bent on destroying Israel, had chosen to build homes, infrastructures; if only it had chosen to develop the Gaza Strip, to create better lives for the Palestinian people. If only! Yet this week’s violence on the Gaza-Israel border throws into even sharper focus the lengths to which Hamas will go to hurt Israelis, any Israelis that it can get its hands on, at the

momentous expense of its own people’s lives. For indeed, Hamas is willing, even eager, to push young Gazans, all the more so children, to the IsraeliGaza border fence. Hamas instructs them to ignore every warning that Israel is sending—warnings including by leaflets, on radio and on social media—to stay back from the fence, to cease the hurling of firebombs, grenades and rocks, and to refrain from tampering with the border fence. Hamas didn’t hesitate to sacrifice its own people in order to try to storm over the border, into Israel and inflict bloody terror upon as many Israelis as possible. This is what happened when a Hamas crowd ignited and wrecked the Kerem Shalom terminal, the lifeline for delivering fuel and goods from Israel and from international donors into the Gaza Strip.

Gazans are being sacrificed in a calculated manner by their Hamas leaderships’ terror tactics. Because, among the crowds of Gazans, Hamas is concealing its armed operatives, trained, determined and ready at a moment’s notice to plunge into Israel, to dodge Israeli spotters by rapidly dispersing and, finally, to enter one of the many Israeli towns near the border and execute massacres of unspeakable proportions. Hamas operatives caught within Israel have echoed this intent: Yahya Ijlah, a 19-yearold member of Hamas who entered Israel on April 29, 2018 said that he had been sent to the border in order to steal a security camera. He stated that Hamas “is working to make its activities look like a popular uprising in the media, and not a violent operation by its members.”

Hundreds of suicide bombings.Thousands of rocket attacks. Countless ramming attacks, stabbings, rock pelting and other attacks were carried out or encouraged by Hamas in the past decades. Thousands of Israelis killed or injured. Hamas’ record and intentions to maim Israelis is the key part of the story of this week’s clashes in Gaza. Nigerians unfortunately also know all too well the brutal effects of terrorism and insurgency. As we grapple with the violence in both nations, we should recall - If only the people of Gaza or North-east Nigeria for that matter, could be freed of destructive, radical ideology, and could forge a new path, a path where children are treated like the treasures that they are, and taught to embrace life, love and peace. If only we could see an end to all the violence.


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A time to die Times Columnist Azu Ishiekwene

It has been reported, interestingly also last week, that in 27 years’ time, science might just be able to “freeze” the ageing process, and perhaps make death from the natural process of ageing optional. If I live till that time, when I would be 80, I don’t know what choice I would like to make: to die or to remain “young” forever

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ast week, a man travelled over 8,000 miles from Australia to Switzerland for help to kill himself. Self-assisted suicide is not yet permitted in Australia and after years of campaigning for it to be on the same footing as the right to life in his home country, the man, regrettably, pursued his conviction where he could find it. That man was David Goodall. David Goodall was not mad. And he was not really sick in the sense in which we speak of sickness for a man of his age. He was also not just your regular Joe, tired of a lonely, sedentary life, and desperate for attention. He was an ecologist and botanist for many decades and taught in one of Australia’s most prestigious universities until he was fired and recalled after he protested discrimination on grounds of “ageism”. After marking his 104th birthday in April, Goodall, classified in some circles not just as an old or younger old, but “older old”, decided he had had enough. It was time to die, rationally and on his chosen day. His wish was granted as he sang the last note of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. When a friend of mine and I first discussed the story, he asked if Goodall had children. I said he did and even grandchildren. One of them, Duncan, 36, who reportedly said he would be by his side when he passes away, said the family respected Goodall’s decision and described his grandfather as incredibly brave. I knew why my friend asked, so there was no point asking him why. In most parts of Africa, it is a taboo to discuss death openly, much less to contemplate the involvement of family in hastening it. My friend’s motive, I believe, was not only to judge Goodall but also to judge his family’s “complicity” in

his death. In matters of life, and especially death, our hypocrisy hardly permits the removal of the moth in our own eyes. But what is it that we’re afraid to confront. The missed opportunities? The potential pain of loss? The inevitability of death? We worry a lot. What will significant – and insignificant – others say? What will be the impact on those left behind? Not many take time to listen to the older old near the end of their lives to find out the tensions and anxieties they’re going through, and if they’re still in fairly good health, to ask them what might be best for them in the end. What our old and aged go through near the end, especially at the hands of families, only they can tell. Once when Goodall had a fall at home, he screamed and screamed for help and no one came for two days. If you’re older old (95+) – frail and poor – family may discuss how much of a burden you have become behind your back; and you will not have died before you begin to see that they wish you dead, even though no one is saying it. If you’re older old – frail and rich – your fortune may be slightly different. Family may complain behind your back but they might endure the inconvenience of nursing your tantrums and frailties while they prepare themselves for any advantages they may derive from your backyard when you’re gone. The best we can do for the older old, especially towards the end, is to show them all the love and care we can, listen with more empathy and openness to what they have to say as the end inevitably draws near. An in-depth interview

of 25 elderly people in the Netherlands five years ago revealed five major emotions they often endure near the end: 1) a sense of aching loneliness 2) the pain of not mattering 3) the inability to express oneself 4) multidimensional tiredness, and 5) a sense of aversion towards feared dependence. I learnt a very interesting lesson from my Great Aunt. She was well off by the standards of the time, still rode her bicycle until her twilight years and must have died at over 90. The first time she told me that she had bought her coffin and kept it in the ceiling of her house, the sheer spookiness of it freaked me out, until she explained why. Of course she had no plan to take her own life but she said, repeatedly, that she sensed that at her death, her family might be too busy squabbling over her possession to find a shroud for her remains. Not that she had been unkind to them. Even though she had no children and was widowed at a relatively young age, she had brought up relatives as her own children, and a number of them were doing well. She however said if she had learnt any lesson in her long, eventful life, it was the fact that people look after themselves first, however much they claim to love you. She was no Goodall, but buying her own coffin was her desperate last act of defiance against significant and insignificant others who hardly contributed anything to bring her joy in life but who nonetheless think they have a right to decide how she goes. In retrospect, I think she wanted to do something that might force, if not her family, then at least a Good Samaritan

to give her remains, and perhaps her memory, some dignity and respect. Traditional beliefs about life after death and foreign religious influences that tend to play an increasing role on choices, have no place for the right to die, however seemingly justified. But not making a decision – or letting God and family make it – does not necessarily guarantee a happier ending, nor does it secure any special place beyond the veil of death as some may think. It has been reported, interestingly also last week, that in 27 years’ time, science might just be able to “freeze” the ageing process, and perhaps make death from the natural process of ageing optional. If I live till that time, when I would be 80, I don’t know what choice I would like to make: to die or to remain “young” forever? But as more and more people live longer, healthier, more productive lives – lives often lived for family and significant others with little thought for their own comfort and wellbeing until the end is near – they will at some point have to confront the question of whether they also wish to surrender the choice of how they wish to live their final days. If the younger generation is aggrieved that they’re being crushed by the burden of looking after the older old and the older old are lonely, forlorn and often depressed from feared dependence, why should a final act of defiance, including rational exit at a ripe old age, be a problem? For Goodall, it was “rational suicide”; for my Great Aunt, it was a coffin in her ceiling. Both acts, at different levels, were symbols of defiance. What’s wrong with that?


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Ex-Gov Idris lauds work on 1,800 capacity Ultra-modern mosque

Benue APC chieftain, Biem defects to SDP with supporters

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Chiangi Avese, Makurdi

Former governor of Kogi State, and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, has expressed satisfaction with the level and quality of work being carried out in the on-going ultra-modern Central Mosque in Anyigba town Kogi state. Idris made this known Thursday, during an inspection of the project

which is his initiative and is being singlehandedly sponsored by him. Located on a 1.3 hectare of land in the heart of the town, the facility when completed will contain 1,800 seater capacity auditorium, offices, 50 male and female toilets and a school. Giving an insight into why he embarked on the project, Idris explained that the Mosque is a dream come true, as he had

long desired to provide a befitting worship Centre for his people. He noted further that the project was an aspect of community service and his own modest way of impacting on the spiritual growth of the people. “God has been good to me all through my life. I know I cannot pay him for his superlative mercies on me. I am grateful for what God has done for me. I feel there is no better way of thanking

him than to provide a place where others can come and worship him.” Idris commended the contractor handling the project for doing a good job and not minding the cost, “For me I enjoy spending that money for God. No matter the amount, whatever I might have spent on it cannot be equated with what God has done for me. This is just like a tip compared to the benevolence of God in my

life.” The former governor who has successfully executed similar initiatives in Idah, Ejule and Abejukolo all in Kogi East, called on other privileged individuals to imbibe the virtue of giving back to God and the society, irrespective of their religion. Head of the Cc Contractor (the company handling the project) Alhaji Shehu Ahmed promised to complete and deliver it on schedule.

L-R: Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Governor on Public Affairs, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Big Brother Nigeria 2018 Star, Maryanne Ahneeka, former Super Eagles Coach and Official Brand Ambassador of the Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament a.k.a Restoration Cup, 2018, Samson Siasia, Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo, State Commissioner for Sports Development, Mr. John Buruboyefe, Director General, 2018 Restoration Cup, Mr. Onoriode Akpe, and other dignitaries, during the formal unveiling ceremony of the former Super Eagles Star, as the Official Brand Ambassador for the Restoration Cup, at the Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa. Photo by Reginald Dei.

Don’t link me, Saraki with suspected cultists – Gov Ahmed By Kehinde Akinpelu, Ilorin Governor of Kwara State, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has denied as false and misleading, insinuations linking him and Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki with the suspected cultists arrested in Ilorin, the state capital and transferred by the Nigeria Police to Abuja. Governor Ahmed, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, said neither him nor the Senate

President or any of their aides have links with the suspected cultists or their alleged activities. He also denied any knowledge of or any intention to harm any individual as the political leadership in the state has never used violence as a political tool. The statement referred the general public to the parade of the suspects by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Aminu Pai Saleh on Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Ilorin, during which he announced that the suspects were arrested for alleged murder and

membership of cult groups but made no mention of any confessional statement linking their activities to any sponsors. Governor Ahmed described the alleged killings as the outcome of clashes between rival cults in the state as most victims have been identified by security agencies as members of cult groups. Governor Ahmed emphasised that the growing problem of cultism and cult-related criminalities formed the basis of his charge to the new Kwara State

Commissioner of Police, Mr. Saleh to focus on ending the menace on his resumption last month. According to him, the state government sees cultism as a serious security issue requiring urgent attention and has accordingly amended the State Cultism Law to prescribe stiffer penalties for convicts and those who aid and abet them, besides providing operational support to all security agencies in the state in their fight against all forms of criminalities, including cultism.

Governor Ahmed warned that cultism is a serious security challenge which should neither be trivialised and turned into a political tool nor be treated with levity. He therefore urged wellmeaning Nigerians to disregard any attempt to politicise the menace of cultism but focus instead on joining hands with the government and security agencies to bring the menace to an end in the interest of public safety while allowing the rule of law and justice to prevail in the matter.

Former Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Internal Affairs and Special Services, Benue State, who was also a strong contender for the governorship ticket in the primary election of 2015 gubernatorial race, Hingah Biem, on Thursday joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) alongside his teeming supporters at his Mbakyaan Council Ward of Gwer-East Local Government Area of Benue State. Biem, who was addressing party officials and supporters during the ceremony said, he was joining the SDP to join hands with other patriotic Nigerians to enthrone a people-oriented leadership across all levels that could meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people. He expressed displeasure at the failure of the APC led administration to live up to its campaign promises which had resulted in hunger and misery among the people and urged his supporters to embrace the SDP as the only viable option to attaining peace, unity and economic prosperity. Mr.Biem, while thanking the party leadership in the state for accepting him into its fold, lauded the progressive ideals of the party, especially its emphasis on justice, fairness and internal democracy and expressed the hope that the party would offer Nigerians a platform to realize their developmental aspirations. The state Chairman of the party, Engr. John Enemari, while officially welcoming Mr. Biem into the SDP issued him a membership card. He expressed joy at the decision of Mr. Biem to join the SDP, saying that his stature and network of support across the 23 local government areas of the state would greatly boost the chances of the party in the 2019 general elections. Mr Enemari assured Mr. Biem and other aspirants on the party’s platform of a level playing field and urged them to maintain the peace and discipline the party was known for. Also speaking, former federal commissioner, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Hon. Richard Asema, said Benue state needed a man with impeccable public service record like Biem, who could combine experience, intellectual ability and vision to pull the state out of its present under-developed status. He outlined the outstanding features of the SDP to include its avowed commitment to restructuring, transparent party primaries; emphasis on youth and women development and its aversion to elite monopolization of the political process. The occasion was attended by thousands of SDP faithful and supporters of Hingah Biem from across the 23 local government areas of the state.


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Criminality, demography, others responsible for rising farmers/herders clashes –Minister Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the increase in clashes between farmers and herdsmen are as a result of criminality, demography, environmental, social and economic dynamics. Mohammed made this known at a special edition of Town Hall Meeting focussing on the clashes between farmers and herdsmen, with a view finding lasting solutions to it. Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State and six other ministers were

the panelists at the meeting attended by stakeholders from all walks of life. Mohammed noted that those giving ethnic and religious reasons for the clashes were distorting facts and deliberately doing that to fan embers of disunity. Explaining the demography cause of the clashes, the minister said “in 963, Nigeria’s population was 52 million but today, it is about 200 million, which is four times the old figure. “Yet, the land space has remained the same, or has even shrunk if we

take into consideration the effect of desertification, to which Nigeria loses 400,000 hectares of land every year. “Against this background, the contest for land and other natural resources is bound to be keener, and the friction, more! “There is also the case of the Lake Chad which has shrunk from 25,000 square kilometres to 2, 500 square kilometres. At its peak, it was supporting 35 million people from many countries in Africa. “Today, most of those people have moved south in search of greener pastures,

further exacerbating the contestation for increasingly scarce natural resources – and the resultant friction’’. The Minister said the criminal activities especially by cattle rustlers which had aggravated the clashes also debunked the argument that the challenge was ethno-religious. He said that those who rustle cattle and the owners of the cattle they stole are Muslims and most times belong to the same ethnic group. The ministers identified various measures taken by the Federal Government

to stop the killings and curtail the criminality that had fuelled the clashes and other acts of insecurity. He said Nigerian Army recently inaugurated two Battalion Forward Operation Base, in BirninGwari, while the Air Force deployed its Special Forces to the newly-established 23 Quick Response Wing in Taraba. Mohammed said NAF also has a 1000-man Special Intervention Force deployed to Makurdi to degrade bandits and criminals in Benue and Nasarawa States. He said NAF also

deployed drones to flashpoints in Plateau while the Directorate of Military Intelligence established a Fusion Centre, an intelligence analysis hub. The minister said that President Muhammadu Buhari approved N10 billion for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks.

Alleged terrorism: Lawyer heads for High Court over 9 Jewish worshippers’ bail Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia

From left: Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Senators Kabiru Gaya, Barau Jibrin and Sani Yerima during a condolence visit to the royal father over the death of Sheik Isyaku Rabiu in Kano....on Thursday.

Group drums support for widows, alleviate children’s plight Arrida Relief Foundation, an NGO, on Thursday unveiled an office to stem child abuse and provide support to orphans and widows affected by Boko Haram in Borno. Hajiya Rabi Ibrahim, the Founder of the organisation, said this when she paid a courtessy visit to the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Umar IbnGarbai, at his palace in Maiduguri. Ibrahim, who decried the high rate of domestic abuses on children and women in the country, said the foundation was working toward enhancing civic

protection through legal representation to victims. She said the foundation had provided legal support to more than 1,000 victims of various abuses ranging from rape, defilement, domestic violence and sodomy in the last two years. According to her “we have also empowered more than 3,000 women mostly Internally Displaced Persons in Kaduna under various skills acquisition and vocational training of the foundation. “And we also provided token for them to enable them stand on their own. “In addition, we also

enrolled about 66 children among IDPs and are currently studying in HIMS nursery and primary school in Kaduna. The school was initially was meant for orphans alone but now it is for orphans and IDPs,” she said. She explained that the foundation had established offices across the 36 states of the federation with a view to strengthening justice for the less privilege. “We are in Borno to seek the blessing of the Shehu and to unveil our new office here in Maiduguri. That was how we were in Birnin Kebbi last week.

“We want to make sure we have our foundation in every state so that we can touch the lives and assist the less privilege because our motor is `Voice of the Voiceless’. “So we are here to seek the cooperation of the Shehu and we want himto be our grand patron in Borno as most of the people we are supporting are from Bama, Gwoza and Konduga Local Government Areas. “They are still living in Kaduna. We are expecting that after the reconstruction of their homes they are coming back to their ancestral home. So we

are here to appeal for his support to enable us achieve our aims and objectives,” she said. Responding, Umar IbnGarbai commended the foundation for supporting the less privilege and people that had lost their means of livelihood as a result of Boko Haram. The traditional ruler noted that the NGO was the first to establish a centre for the support of orphans, widows and IDPs. He pledged the support of the Borno Emirate Council to enable the foundation carry out its humanitarian activities in the state.

Nine Jewsish worshipers accused of terrorism by Police in Abia state, may get their bails, as their defence counsel Aloy Ejimakor, Tuesday, file an application for bail at an Abia state High Court. In remanding the accused persons last Monday, the Magistrate had severely criticized the Nigerian police for filing the charges at the magistrate court knowing full well that the court has no jurisdiction in such cases. Details from the court ruling released to the lawyers, indicated that the Magistrate U. U. Egwu had stated that he “reluctantly refused the accused persons bail”. This was after the Magistrate had also condemned the prosecution, stating that “It is condemnable that the police could charge a matter to a court that it knows has no jurisdiction to try the matter. The main aim being that they desired the accused persons to be remanded in prison custody for as long as they require”. In their argument while filing the applications for the bail, the defense counsels cited Section 35 of the Constitution and Sections 118 and 125 of the Criminal Procedure Code as well as supporting the bail Applications with 10-paragraph affidavits for each of the nine accused persons. Speaking to this reporter, Ejimakor who came from out of jurisdiction to conduct the case the very next day after the remand said he expects the case file to be assigned for hearing by early next week and as soon as the prosecution has been served. Ejimakor is being assisted by Chief Iheonu Chionye, an eminent lawyer based in Umuahia.


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Ogun Community Associations seek role in budget formulation, implementation Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta A call has gone to local and state governments in Ogun State to adequately and properly involve Community Development Associations across the state in budget formulations and implementations. These were the consensus of members of Community Development Committees (CDC) of Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South and AdoOdo/Ota local government area of Ogun State during the presentation of “People’s Budget Input” to all elected political leaders from the three council areas. “People’s Input Budget” is a compilation of projects that will have direct bearing on the lives of the people in various communities in all political wards in the affected local government areas to the 2018 Budget of the council areas”. According to Chairmen of Area CDCs in the three council

areas, , Alhaji Ganiyu Olonade (Abeokuta North), Alhaji Ismaheel Malomo (Abeokuta South) and Alhaji W. Adeyinka Ajumose, Ado-Odo/Ota local government, if government at the state and local levels in the country can involve Community Development Associations in the process of budget formulation through their representatives at the local government and law makers at the State and National Assemblies, government waste spending on “white elephant projects” and other projects that do not have any impact on the people would be reduced. The initiative was sponsored by Community Development Associations and Civil Coalition for Good Governance in the three council areas in partnership with Justice Development and Peace Movement (JDPM) a faith base Non-Governmental organization of the Catholic Diocese of Abeokuta. They said, representatives

of the people should from time to time visit their people for consultation to know their needs and have projects that will address their needs and suitable for all and sundry and well keep close monitoring on the projects being executed by government which will be presented to the executives at the federal, state or local government levels. They noted that this kind of relationship between the elected and the electorates will foster mutual understanding and rapid development of communities. “We came up with the idea of presenting the people’s projects as an input to be considered for appropriation by the legislature for the development of our communities. It is in view of this that we have decided to come up with few projects from our various wards that will address our people’s need at once”. “We are aware that some of the projects we are presenting

are beyond the responsibilities of the state or local governments; we therefore hope that you would pass the project to the appropriate level of government for consideration”. They appealed to the lawmakers representing all the Council areas in the State House of Assembly, to visit to visit primary and secondary schools in their constituencies to enable them know which of the schools need urgent attention, pointing out that many of these schools are in sorry state. They called for more Primary Health Centres, provision of portable water for the people of the council areas. In the area of environment, all the leaders called for the re-introduction of Sanitory Inspection, popularly called ‘wolewole’ to ensure clean and hygienic environment. “Officers concerned should be sent out to enforce house to house inspection as it were in

the olden days. Their primary role is to see to the cleanliness of individual houses and surrounding. The practice of placing refuse at the middle of the road, dumping of refuse into the drainage and duping of refuse any how is uncivilized and should not be tolerated”. They also charged government at the local and state levels to pay attention the gully erosion sites in the council areas and feeder roads that have link with major roads in the council areas to make life easier for the motorists. Responding, all Chairmen of the three local government areas appreciated the initiative of the Community Development Committees in the compilation of needed projects according to the needs of the people. They sought for the support and co-operation of all residents of the council areas through prompt payment of their levies and taxes, especially tenement rates and levies.

L-R: Special Guest Panelist/ MRS Oil Nig. ltd., Mr. Andrew Gbodume; Director, TVC Communcations, Mr. Roman Redmond; Special Guest Panelist/Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo; Business Coach, Standford Seed, Mrs. Emily Liggett; and Panel Moderator, Mr. Aruosa Osemwegi during 2018 TAMS Summit titled ‘Making Nigeria Work’ in Lagos...on Thursday. Photo: OLATUNJI WALE

Glo unveils GO Russia promo N a t i o n a l Telecommunications C o m p a n y , Globacom has launched a new promo packaged exclusively for the enjoyment of millions of its subscribers across the country. Titled “GO Russia”, the promo will offer 22 lucky winners that will be selected through raffle draws, the opportunity of travelling to Russia. The promo which will run between 16 May and 8 July, 2018 is open to all the new and existing Prepaid/Postpaid customers on the Glo network nationwide. Globacom, in a statement issued in Lagos said “GO Russia promo is another golden opportunity to appreciate and reward our amazing subscribers who have stood solidly behind the brand over the years. Their patronage and support have been overwhelming and we have lined up the promo to appreciate them.” The company which added that 22 lucky winners will enjoy all expenses paid trip to Russia also enjoined Nigerians to make utmost use of the opportunity provided by the promo to be part of the trip. Under the promo, a subscriber who uses N3, 000 on Voice calls or a minimum of N5, 000 on Voice and Data will qualify for a draw. However, incremental usage of N500 over N3000 for Voice or N5, 000 for Voice and Data attracts an extra entry to the draw. The more the airtime used by subscribers, the higher the chances of winning. Winners will be contacted by Glo customer care. Interested customers can participate in the promo by sending GO to 240 on the Glo network.

Confusion in Ebonyi APC, as faction dumps proposed zoning formula Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki A faction of the All Progressive Congress in Ebonyi State on Thursday rejected the new zoning formula proposed by a threeman committee of the party led by Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu. The zoning formula was presented on Monday by the Onu committee to another faction of the party which has Mr. Eze Nwachukwu as its Acting Chairman.

Former governor, Martin Elechi (representing Ebonyi Central) and an ex-Senator, Chris Nwankwo (representing Ebonyi North), who is also Elechi’s in-law, were the other two members of the committee. The new zoning formula zoned the Chairmanship to Mr. Nwachukwu’s Ebonyi North zone and even narrowed it down to his Ohaukwu local government, it was gathered. But the Ben Nwaobashiled faction at a briefing in Abakaliki on Thursday, after a

Stakeholders’ meeting, rejected the new zoning formula arguing that the 2014 zoning formula be retained. Reading the Communique which was signed by Mr. Nwaobashi and himself, the party’s state Publicity Secretary, Ngaji Nwodo faulted the new zoning formula arguing “it is in utter disregard to the guidelines for the state congress which directed that the 2014 formula be retained”. “We state categorically that the new zoning formula

as adopted by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and his cohorts is null and void and does not represent the interest and wishes of the party”. They further argued that the new zoning formula by the Onu led committee be treated as anti-party activities and indiscipline noting that it is unfortunate that Mr Onu, who is a serving Minister in the government of the APC is championing it. “That we hereby resolve and

it is resoled that the zoning formula as at 2014 congresses remains intact in Ebonyi state. Therefore, party faithful and interested contestants for the state congresses should prepare to run for the state congress in the state according to the APC’s guidelines and zoning formula”. “The Minister of Science and his cohorts cannot be allowed to perpetrate such illegality in Ebonyi state for their selfish ends. We state therefore that the purported rezoning is a sabotage intended to further

deplete the electoral fortunes of APC in Ebonyi state in the 2019 general elections”, they said. The stakeholders also called on members of the party especially interested aspirants in the state’s congress to discountenance the purported new zoning formula by the Onu led committee “as our party believes in internal democracy, discipline and strict adherence to the rules and guidelines of the party and will ensure that there will be a level playing ground for all contestants”.


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Leaders felicitate with Muslims at Ramadan Lagos Speaker preaches love Alade Tasma, Lagos Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has called on Nigerians to use the month of Ramadan to extend love and maintain peace and unity among one another. Obasa, also called on Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the unity of the country and for peace to reign in the nation. This was contained in the Speaker’s Ramadan message released on Thursday and was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Rasak. “Ramadan is a period that calls for sober reflection. Therefore, it’s a time for us to share love among ourselves, maintain peace and continue to pray for the unity of the country and its peaceful coexistence,” Obasa stated. The Lagos Chief lawmaker also called on Nigerians to eschew violence and refrain from actions and utterances that can lead to violence or chaos. “We should remain vigilant all the time and refrain from doing things and making utterances that can lead to violence or chaos. Let us all imbibe the spirit of love and peace which are the major symbols of Ramadan. “We must also continue to support and pray for government at all levels. We are grateful for your support all this while but like Oliver Twist, we will continue to seek for your support, cooperation and prayers because these are the ingredients we need to succeed. “I want to assure you that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government at all levels will not relent in putting in place measures, policies and programmes that will enhance the welfare of our people as well as improve their standard of living,” Obasa stated. “On behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I wish all Nigerians, particularly Muslims, a rewarding and fruitful Ramadan,” the Speaker stated.

Atiku, Saraki, Adeola, pray for successful completion

Tunde Opalana, Abuja

As Muslim faithfuls across the country on Thursday joined others globally to observe this year Ramadan fasting, former vice president Atiku Abubakar, Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Senator Solomon Adeola have felicitated with them and pray for successful completion of the annual religious exercise. Dr. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, while congratulated them for the opportunity of this year fasting also urged the entire Muslim Ummah to use the period to pray for continuous unity and peaceful coexistence in the country. He noted that, “the commencement of fasting has yet provided us with rare and unique opportunity to fervently pray over the security situation of the country and call on Allah to help us restore sanity and love among our country men and women. “Nigerians, Muslims in particular, should make use of this opportunity to pray for

the end of insecurity and other violent crimes threatening our existence both as a people and nation.” He noted that Ramadan is a unique and special period for Muslims around the world to renew their faith in the Almighty Allah, deepen their worship and practicalize the injunctions of the Holy Quran in their daily lives. “May Almighty Allah be praised for another unique opportunity to fast and pray in obedience to the dictates of the Holy Quran, which is to fulfill one of the five pillars of Islam, through family and congregational prayers, sharing of Iftar meals and being generous to the less fortunate around us. “Apart from being a time to assist the weak, vulnerable and less fortunate among us, let us utilize this period to pray for continuous peace and unity in the country because with Allah’s help all our individual and national challenges are surmountable,” he said. He urged all Muslims to strictly observe the injunctions of the Holy Quran as they pertain to their conduct and

personal disposition during the holy month in order to benefit maximally from the fasting exercise. Also, the Chairman of Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Solomon Adeola (APC, Lagos West) has urged all faithful to seriously pray for the peace and progress of Nigeria as well as a peaceful conduct of the upcoming 2019 electoral campaign for political offices. In his message to the Muslim faithful, Senator Adeola said all adherent of the Islamic faith should use the month long fasting period to reflect on their lives and the true practice of the religion that preaches peace, good neighbourliness, brotherly love and non violence evangelism. “ We must continually pray for our dear nation to continue on the path of peace, unity and progress. The fasting period presents yet another opportunity for communal supplication to Almighty Allah for solution to our national challenges and for wisdom for all leaders to do the right things in the sight of God and man” he stated. He said it was a thing of

joy that President Mohamadu Buhari is with us hale and hearty during this year Ramadan as that of last year was spent praying for the good health of the president then in United Kingdom for medical treatment adding that it is a proof that our prayers were answered. Senator Adeola said he is hopeful that as Nigeria marks yet another milestone in its democratic journey during this Ramadan and heads for another round of election, prayers to Almighty Allah, the sacrifices of fasting by religious groups and diligent hard work will make Nigeria great again. Similarly former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has called on them to use the fasting period to pray for the unity of the country. According to a press statement personally signed by the former Vice President, the Ramadan period is about recompense, piety and separation from sin; we must therefore be ready to offer sacrifice of prayer and worship to Almighty Allah who has made Ramadan a blessing for us. He said the holy month

of Ramadan provides every Muslim a unique opportunity to reflect on their past with a view to seeking forgiveness from Allah (SWT). Atiku admonishes Muslims to manifest the spirit of love, oneness, charity, reflection, obedience and other tenets of Islam during and after the period of Ramadan fasting. “The 30 days of fasting”, he said, “should be dedicated to moving closer to Almighty Allah. “We all have a responsibility by praying for the progress and economic recovery of the nation” “As a Muslim, I believe so much in prayers, especially the ones offered during Ramadan because this is a period of purification, when a Muslim is expected to, more than before, show piety in all areas of life. ‘”So, any prayer offered at such period is always acceptable as the Almighty Allah is merciful and benevolent.” While wishing all Nigerian Muslims a fruitful Ramadan, Atiku appealed to them to imbibe honesty, love and peace during the period and beyond.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (middle); Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheik Sulaiman Abou-Nollah (2nd right); Chief Missioner, Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Sheik Abdur Rahman Ahmad (right); Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef (2nd left) and Alhaji Saheed Adebule (left) during the Ramadan Tafsir at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. . . on Wednesday

Obaseki seeks support for Muslims, urges prayers for Nigeria’s unity Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called on Nigerians to support Muslims across the country as they commence the spiritual activities lined up for the holy month of Ramadan. According to Obaseki, “the holy month is a period of fasting and deep spiritual

reflection and a period to deepen the love for one another. “I call on Nigerians of all faiths and religious convictions to support Muslims in their midst as they carry out these activities and urge Muslims to pray for the nation’s unity.”

The Governor noted that “the holy month affords Muslims the opportunity to back with prayers, the nation’s collective aspiration to join the league of developed countries; in which everyone can realise their dreams.” He maintained that despite the challenges that

the country faces, “Nigerians are still among the most creative, enterprising and forward-looking people in the world.” He assured that his administration is committed to purposeful leadership that will put in place enduring infrastructure to assist all Edo people and residents to

achieve their goals. He further said that he “looks forward to the gains of the holy month, which includes good deeds, such as love, tolerance, charity, moderation, consideration for the weak amongst us, and faith in prayers, several months after the spiritual activities.”


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CP seeks co-operation for vibrant community-policing in Enugu Moses Oyediran, Enugu Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr. Mohammed Danmallam, has called for the co-operation of all residents in the state in order to build a vibrant and result-oriented communitypolicing framework. Danmallam said this at a Community Safety Partnership Meeting with residents of Enugu metropolis at the Central

Police Station, Enugu Thursday. The meeting was organised by Enugu State Police Command in partnership with the Nigeria Policing Programme (NPP). The commissioner represented by Assistant Commissioner of Police in-charge of Finance and Administration, Mr. Oliver Amechi, emphasized on the need for a well-built and effective community safety partnership.

Danmallam, who drew lessons from Isokoko Division in Lagos State where community policing operated when he was the Divisional Police Officer, maintained that community safety partnership involved all relevant stakeholders. “A good and vibrant community-policing framework also involves police personnel working in synergy with other sister security agencies,’’ he said. Earlier, the Chairman

of Enugu North Local Government Area, Chief Emma Onoh, thanked the command for its continuous effort towards actualising safety and security of the environment. Onoh also assured that his council would continue to partner the command to achieve its mandate of robust community policing programme. In his remark, the Team Lead of the NPP in Enugu State, Mr Solomon

Akpanufot, said that the NPP would continue to support national policing to respond to local or community policing needs. ``The Central Police Station, Enugu is the pilot division of the NPP in the state while Enugu State is one of the four pilot states in the country for the programme. ``Today’s programme will witness the formal inauguration of the community safety officers

and their linkages,’’ Akpanufot said. Dr Chris Ugwu, who spoke on the topic “Linkages between Community and Community Policing Safety Partnership’’, said that security and safety of lives and property had been always tied together with the progress in any community. Also, an Enugu-based activist, Mr Larry Oguego, delivered a lecture titled: “Community Safety Partnership and Police Accountability at Divisional Level’’. The Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Central Police Station, Enugu, CSP Ambrose Okey, also delivered a lecture on “Police Community Relations in Central Police Station: Issues, Challenges and Agenda for Action’’. The highlights of event were election of executive council of Community Safety Partnership, administration of oath of office and presentation of terms of reference to new executive members by the Divisional Police Officer in-charge of Central Police Station.

Bandits kill 10 in Birnin Gwari, 72 hours after inauguration of military base The female impostor, Grace Ayeni (middle) and other suspects during their parade Ikorodu Lagos . . . on Thursday

I wear uniform to aviod paying transport fare – Female Impostor Joy Anyim A female impostor who had been parading herself as an Army personnel and 10 others have been arrested by troops of Operation Checkmate of the 81 Division, Nigeria Army. The female impostor who gave her name as Grace Ayeni was arrested while wearing a military uniform at Agbara along Lagos/ Badagry Expressway. According to the 38-year-old mother of one, she had gotten the military uniform from her baby’s father who is a soldier serving in Maiduguri. In her confessional statement, Ayeni said she only wore the uniform to avoid paying transportation fares when going out. She said, “I was arrested while wearing a military cap. I had gotten the cap from the father of my five year old daughter. I only used the cap when going out and didn’t

have money for transportation. “I work as a security guard with Rescue and Guardian. I was posted to secure a house at Agbara and I was earning N20,000 as my monthly pay. The company however collects N5,000 from my pay as their Commission. On the day I was arrested, I was going to Badagry to seek for financial help because my daughter was sick. “It was while going that some Army personnel stopped the vehicle I had boarded and asked if I was a soldier. I said yes and they requested for my identity card and I couldn’t produce one and that was how I was arrested.” The General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major-General Enobong Udoh who paraded the suspects at 174 Battalion in Ikorodu on Thursday said the suspects were arrested at various locations in Lagos and Ogun States. He said the impostors

were allegedly arrested while perpetrating various acts of illegality dressed in military uniforms and noted that the arrest of the suspects further buttresses the fact that not every soldier is a soldier. Udoh revealed that since he took over leadership of the Division, he had ensured that Soldiers remained in the barracks and that those who go about causing havoc are not real soldiers. In a similar operation in Reshe and Odokekere General area both in Ikorodu, troops of the Division have also arrested 11 suspected cultists that have been terrorising residents. Udoh who also spoke on the arrests of the suspected cultists said, “Troops had received a report of cult-related clashes at Reshe in Ikorodu Central Area and on arrival, troops met a chaotic scene where 7 vehicles were vandalized, properties destroyed and some lawabiding citizens injured. “On intervention by the

troops, 7 suspected cultists most of whom were of the Eiye Confraternity were arrested. Items recovered from them include: 7 mobile phones, 3 ATM cards, 1 ID card, 8 belts, 1 wallet, 4 rings, 3 wrist watches, black substance suspected to be charms and the sum of N13,080. “Additionally, during another Cordon and Search operation conducted at Odokekere general area of Ikorodu, 4 suspected cultists were arrested. The suspected cultists were among those who escaped from a raid carried out at Eginrin Depression area of Ikorodu during the initiation ceremony. Items recovered include 1 Itel Phone and a brown belt.” The GOC stated that all arrested suspects are still undergoing preliminary investigations after which they would be handed over to the appropriate security agency for further investigation and prosecution.

Appreciating the corporation from members of the public, Udoh also urged them to always give timely information. He pledged not to relent until the area is rid of all forms of cultism, vandalism and other violent criminal activities and their perpetrators. He said, “I enjoin members of the public to continue to always reach out and call the numbers below to give useful information that will assist in ridding their areas of the activities of pipeline vandals, cultists, impostors and other criminal elements” The numbers are: 07069353889---Ojo, 08060492529---Ojo, 07017064979---Badagry 08034347484---Victoria Island 08065992320---Ikeja 08069097624---Owode 08065806870---Ikorodu 07064281177---Obalende 08053862233---Abeokuta 08057705135---Abeokuta.

Armed bandits have killed at least 10 people in five villages in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state. The bandits were said to have struck around 5pm on Tuesday, shooting and burning down houses in the process. The incident happened less than three days after Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, gave his men a three-week ultimatum to “flush out” bandits from the area. In a statement, Birnin Gwari Vanguard for security and good governance, said the residents of the five villages affected in the latest attack were in dire need of aid. The attack was said to have lasted for three hours. “The bandits burnt houses and grains and food stuff of the affected villages,” the statement read. “The affected villages need of aid, such as food, shelter and clothes.” The group commended the federal government and security agencies for steps taken to address the security challenges in the area and called for more deployment of troops and special police. Efforts to reach the Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, were unsuccessful as he did not responding to phone calls and text message at the time of this report.


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I, Formerly Known and called as wIlson-metUs yemIsI modInat, now wIsh to be Known and called as wIlson-metUs olUwayemIsI modInat. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss moIett olUwaseUn olUwaFUnmIlayo. now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs olUwaseUn olUwaFUnmIlayo moIett adebogUn...all Former docUments remaIn valId, general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as olIyIde tolUlope bUKola now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs abolade tolUlope bUKola. all Former docUments remaIn valId. the general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as basIrat yUsUF now wIsh to be Known and addressed as basIrat yUsUF baKare. all Former docUments remaIn valId. the general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

adegbUyI nImota

mrs. mohammed-lawal

mrs alabI esther

Joe-madU grace

mUsa IbrahIm

daramola tosIn

I, Formerly Known and addressed as olabInJo nImota yetUnde now wIsh to be Known and addressed as adegbUyI nImota yetUnde. all Former docUments remaIn valId. the general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss. mohammed aIshat talatU now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs. mohammedlawal aIshat talatU. all Former docUments remaIn valId. the general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known as mIss omotayo tolUlope omowUnmI now wIshes to be called, Known and addressed as mrs alabI esther tolUlope. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as madUIKe grace chInenyenwa, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as Joe-madU grace chInenyenwa b. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as: Isa yaya now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mUsa IbrahIm. all Former docUments remaIn valId. aUthorIty concerned and general pUblIc please taKe note.

conFIrmatIon oF name :I, mIss Joseph tosIn tope Is the same person as mIss daramola tosIn tope. now to be Known and addressed as daramola tosIn tope. Former docUments remaIn valId. banKs and general pUblIc taKe note.

samUel evboUan

John sUnday

mrs oshInowo sIdIKat

adegbIte abIodUn

mrs aJIJola olUwaFUnKe

odUmosU ayodeJI

I, Formerly samUel John Jolly now wIsh to be Known and addressed as samUel evboUan Jolly. born 05/09/1994.all Former docUments remaIn valId. banKs and general pUblIc taKe note valId.

the names sUnday John chUKwUdI and John sUnday Uche reFers to one and the same person now wIsh to be Known and addressed as John sUnday Uche.all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss ogUnade sIdIKat tanImowo now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs oshInowo sIdIKat tanImowo. Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as adegbIte IsIaKa Isaac now wIsh to be Known and addressed as adegbIte abIodUn Isaac. all Former docUments remaIn valId. aUthorIty concerned and general pUblIc please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss oyeleKe olUwaFUnKe taIwo now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs aJIJola olUwaFUnKe taIwo. Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc note.

my name was mIstaKenly wrItten on my bvn as olaogUn taIwo ayodImeJI Instead oF my correct name whIch Is odUmosU ayodeJI olUwaseUn. Former docUments remaIn valId.general pUblIc note.

emebInah chUKwUemelIe

sandra ebosereme

mrs. onIgbInde omowUnmI

obayomI tawaKalItU

onUoha bolanle

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.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as aghe sandra ebosereme now wIsh to be Known and addressed as sandra ebosereme mUsarI. Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss awoderU omowUnmI abIola now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs. onIgbInde omowUnmI abIola. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as adebowale sUlIamon tawaKalItU, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as obayomI tawaKalItU Iyabo. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as omo cyrIl beatrIce now wIsh to be Known called and addressed as onUoha bolanle beatrIce. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

correctIon oF name/ bIrth date thIs Is to InForm the general pUblIc that my name was wrongly wrItten as shoFUmade grace abenI Instead oF soFUmade modInat grace. that my correct date oF bIrth Is 18/07/1948. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

oKIKe UdochUKwU

gIwa gabIsIyU

mrs Ibe chInwe

onUnZe IFeyInwa

mrs emIly ann

ayodelee sUrU

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.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as gIwa olanrewaJU enItan, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as gIwa gabIsIyU olanrewaJU. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

change oF name/correctIon oF bIrth date Formerly Known and addressed as olanrewaJU KehInde yahya and olanrewaJU KehInde, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as olanrewaJU yahya KehInde . that my correct date oF bIrth Is 29/01/1972 and not 09/01/1972. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as oKenwa JUlIet, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as onUnZe IFeyInwa JUlIet. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss emIly ann ehIame eKIKhalo obebe, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs emIly ann ehIame elaho. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as sUrU dJotchoU, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as ayodelee sUrU leonard. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

UdoFa anIeFIoK

yaKUbU tUmba

momodU collIns

mrs olaFUsI marIam

mrs nKwonta prUdent

mohammed omolayo

I, Formerly Known and addressed as UdoFa brIght sylvester, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as UdoFa anIeFIoK sylvester. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

correctIon oF name/ bIrth date thIs Is to InForm the general pUblIc that my name was wrongly wrItten as yaKUbU tUnde emmanUel on my banK detaIls Instead oF yaKUbU tUmba ZIra. that my correct date oF bIrth Is 29/01/1994 and not 05/11/1992. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as obhIemhIen collIns etenorIa, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as momodU collIns oseZUwa. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss arIyo marIam enItan, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs olaFUsI marIam enItan. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss UZorho prUdent chInyere, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs nKwonta prUdent chInyere. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as oyebade omolayo yetUnde, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mohammed omolayo yetUnde. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

mohammed omolayo

Ugba vIctorIa

aKIntola abass

ademIloye-omotayo

chUKwUocha amarachI

gIwa mUtIat

I, Formerly Known and addressed as oyebade omolayo yetUnde, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mohammed omolayo yetUnde. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as IdowU vIctorIa nKechI, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as Ugba vIctorIa nKechI. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as adeKUnle comFort FUmIlayo, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as babatUnde comFort FUnmIlayo. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as ademIloye hannah adebImpe now wIsh to be Known and addressed as ademIloyeomotayo hannah adebImpe . all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as aKanno amarachI QUeendarlIn now wIsh to be Known and addressed as chUKwUocha amarachI QUeendarlIn. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as abdUlsalam mUtIat abIola now wIsh to be Known and addressed as gIwa mUtIat. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note

IwU stella

mUsa habaKKUK

UnachUKwU Johnson

shamsUdeen olaKorede

mrs KabIrat KehInde

mrs balogUn olayInKa

correctIon oF name my name was wrongly wrItten on my banK and other docUments as IwU chInaonye stella Instead oF IwU stella chInonye. that my correct name Is IwU stella chInonye. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as moses habaKKUK stephen. now wIsh to be Known called and addressed as mUsa habaKKUK stephen. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known as UnachUKwU edoZIe John now to be Known and addressed as UnachUKwU Johnson edoZIe. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

correctIon oF name/ bIrth date thIs Is to InForm the general pUblIc that my name was wrongly wrItten as samsUIdeen olaKorede allI In my ZenIth banK accoUnt detaIls, In my bvn, my name was wrItten as shamsUdeen Korede allI and In other docUments, my name was shamsIdeen Korede allI and allI samsondeen Korede Instead oF shamsUdeen olaKorede allI-adetU. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss KabIrat KehInde adebola alabI now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs KabIrat KehInde adebola ogUnlade. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss yUsUF olayInKa adeJoKe now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs balogUn olayInKa adeJoKe. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc note.

Uwa amarachI

blessedFrancIs chIdIebere

mUhammed bola

sannI-ayoola FelIcIa

correctIon oF name and date oF bIrth thIs Is to InForm the general pUblIc that my name and date oF bIrth was wrongly wrItten on my bvn as halImat sannI and 3rd oF november, 1993 Instead oF Uwa amarachI and 1st oF october, 1990. that my correct name and date oF bIrth Is Uwa amarachI and 1st oF october, 1990. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as, FrancIs chIdIebere onUorah, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as, blessedFrancIs chIdIebere onUorah. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld taKe note.

corrctIon oF name and date oF bIrth: I wIsh to correct my name wIsh was wrongly wrItten as mUhammed bola, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mUhammed bola abenI. my correct date oF bIrth Is 6/JUne/1969 . all Former docUment remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as sannI FelIcIa adenIKe, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as sannI-ayoola FelIcIa adenIKe. all Former docUment remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

KwaghchIm

gabrIel

I, Formerly Known and addressed as KwaghchImIn godwIn gabrIel. now wIsh to be Known and addressed as KwaghchIm gabrIel aondohemba, and my correct date oF bIrth Is 25/08/1989. all Former docUment remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

odeyemI tawa I, Formerly Known and addressed as odeyemI tawa aJoKe, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as odeyemI tawa shewa. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc taKe note.

elIZabeth martIn

FaIth otobo

eZeoKoye nKIrUKa

gladys sopUrU

yIsaU ayoKUnle

IgbInovIa don-John

I, Formerly Known and addressed as elIZabeth anUolUwapo ZannoU now wIsh to be Known and addressed as elIZabeth martIn bogUnmbe . all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as FaIth eKaette JacK now wIsh to be Known and addressed as FaIth otobo. I was born on 22/10/1990. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as onyenUForo nKIrUKa aUgUsta now wIsh to be Known and addressed as eZeoKoye nKIrUKa aUgUsta. thIs Is dUe to change In marItal statUs. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as peter nKaZI sopUrUchI now wIsh to be Known and addressed as gladys sopUrU chIbUZo. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

I, Formerly Known and addressed as abImbola taoFeeQ ayoKUnle now wIsh to be Known and addressed as yIsaU ayoKUnle abIola . all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

conFIrmatIon oF name: on my natIonal dIploma certIFIcate my name appears as erenwanarUe IgbInovIa, In my waec certIFIcate It appears as IgbInovIa e. John, on my gce certIFIcate It appears as IgbInovIa John and on my InternatIonal passport It appears as IgbInovIa don-John.all the names reFer to me.now I wIsh to be Known as IgbInovIa don-John all docUments bearIng all the names are valId. general pUblIc to please taKe note.

mIKe peter

mrs IKemeFUna ogochUKwU

mrs UgwU eUphemIa

mrs oKwUdIlI chInonye

oZoemenam Johnson

oKoh IFeoma

IKechUKwU: I, Formerly Known and addressed as IKechUKwU Udengene, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mIKe peter Kamara. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

anyaZUe: I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss anyaZUe ogochUKwU now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs IKemeFUna ogochUKwU. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

ngwU: I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss ngwU eUphemIa eKene, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs UgwU eUphemIa eKene. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

UZoh: I, Formerly Known and addressed as mIss eZeoKeKe chInonye UZoh, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as mrs oKwUdIlI chInonye UZoh. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

IbrahIm: I, Formerly Known and addressed as IbrahIm Johnson IFeanyI, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as oZoemenam Johnson IFeanyI. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.

ahodIKe: I, Formerly Known and addressed as ahodIKe IFeoma stella, now wIsh to be Known and addressed as oKoh IFeoma stella. all Former docUments remaIn valId. general pUblIc shoUld please taKe note.


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THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC),ABUJA, FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE : 1. PAUL ADEYEMI FADEYI. 2. CALEB KAYODE ANIDI. 3. OLUMAYOWA VICTOR OGUNSOLA. 4. CHUMA ONWUKA. 5. YETUNDE DEBORAH FADEYI. THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE : TO ENSURE AND PROMOTE THE PROVISION OF CLEAN WATER SUPPLY FOR LOW INCOME AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES USING RENEWABLE ENERGY. 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: WAF SOLICITORS

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. MRS. NONYELUM UDE - CHAIRMAN 2. MR. ANYIM CHUKWU UDE - SECRETARY THE OBJECTS OF THE IT ARE AS FOLLOWS;

THIS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ASSOCIATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. OHIWEREI JANET ALERO 2. OGUNNUBI MATTHEW TEMITOPE 3. ODUNSI SAMSON ADEWUNMI 4. ADETU OWOSENI DOLAPO 5. OWOLABI ADEDOYIN IDOWU 6. GBENEBICHIE MARGARET OLUBUKUNOLA GLORY 7. OWOLABI OYEYEMI ABIOYE 8. OMOLAYOLE JULIUS AYODELE 9. FAGBURE PATRICIA OMOLARA 10. ADENAYA KEHINDE MATTHEW 11. ABDULLAI OBAFEMI AHMED 12. IBIYEMI ANTHONY NIYI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROMOTE EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE IJEBU-IMUSIN COMMUNITY; 2. TO PROMOTE ADULT VERBAL LITERACY AND COMPUTER LITERACY FOR THE INDIGENES OF IJEBU-IMUSIN AND TO ENCOURAGE THE LOCAL LIBRARY TO OBSERVE WORLD LITERACY DAY AND WORLD TEACHER’S DAY 3. TO PROMOTE SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMONG THE MARKET TRADERS AND ARTISANS OF IJEBU-IMUSIN COMMUNITY ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

EASY LIFE FOR ALL BY GRACE 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. KAYODE OLARINRE 2. POPOOLA BOLADE OBED 3. LAWAL ODUNAYO LATEEF 4. LAWAL OLUWATOYIN AMUDAT 5. AROWOSAFE GBENGA EZEKIAH 6. AROWOSAFE ELIZABETH 7. OLARINRE AKINYEMI 8. OLARINRE OLAOLUWA 9. LAWAL DAMILOLA MARTIN 10. ILUPEJU OLUBUKOLA OMODELE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. IMPROVE MEMBERS STANDARD OF LIVING 2. HELP STRUGGLING AND DYING BUSINESSES 3. ENSURE NO NIGERIAN STUDENTS IS FORCED OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO FINANCIAL PROBLEMS 4. AID NIGERIANS IN CREATING AND SUSTAINING WEALTH THROUGH SEMINARS AND BUSINESS LECTURES 5. CONSISTENTLY HELPING NIGERIANS WITH DONATIONS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY BABATUNDE OLANIPEKUN

1. TO PROVIDE AID AND WELFARE TO FINANCIALLY DEPRIVED AND VULNERABLE PREGNANT WOMEN. 2. TO PROVIDE AID AND WELFARE TO CHILDREN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF ABUSE AND VIOLENCE. 3. TO PROVIDE AID AND WELFARE TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. BARR GLORIA OGWU

AWAYEYE OGOMONI 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. MEDUOYE SUNNY EGBANTOLORUN 2. EGBANTOLORUN MORENIKEJI JOY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. AIMS ASSIST THE LESS PRILEDGE ONCE 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: TRUSTEES

PRINCE OF PEACE WINDOWS & CHARITY FOUNDATION

CHRISTAIN ORGANISATION FOR REVIVAL AND EVANGELISM

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. SAMUEL FOLASHADE OMOLARA - CHAIR WOMAN 2. SAMUEL DAMILARE ODUNAYO 3. IBRAHIM JOSHUA IYANDA. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. EASING THE BURDENS OF EXISTENCE FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. 2. TO IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF WIDOWS AND THEIR DEPENDENT CHILDREN THROUGH PROMOTING INCOME GENERATION, ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS WHICH INCLUDES TRAININGS IN VARIOUS FIELDS WHICH IN TURN WILL LEAD TO JOB CREATIONS. 3. TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH STATUS OF WOMEN (WIDOWS) THROUGH SUSTAINABLE HEALTH FACILITIES, BETTER HEALTH CARE, ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION, AND INVOLVEMENT IN SOCIAL MOBILISATIONS. 4.TO COLLABORATION WITH NON PROFIT AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS, INDIVIDUALS, FINANCIAL EXPERTS AND HEALTH CARE SPECIALISTS, WE AIM TO ENSURE THAT BEREAVED INDIVIDUALS CAN HAVE EASY ACCESS TO EXPERTISE THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE BEYOND THEIR REACH. 5. TO ALSO BRING THEM TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE OF CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

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- AGHA TOBIAS 2- VINCENT FAVOUR CHINAZA 3- FRANCIS UCHE AIM AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

CITADEL OF TRINITY SPHERE CHURCH

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC),ABUJA, FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE : 1. PASTOR REMI OGUNMEFUN E. 2. BASSAW EWURAMA. 3. CELINE SHEKONI. 4. ADEWUMI ADENIKE. THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE : 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. 2. EQUIP PEOPLE BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND PHYSICALLY THROUGH THE TEACHING AND PREACHING OF THE WORD OF THE FAITH, EDUCATING THEM TO EXPLOIT IN LIFE AND RELEASING MEN AND WOMEN TO THEIR FULL POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT HUMANITY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. OKORO UGOCHUKWU

JESUS AMBASSADORS CHURCH OF BELIEVERS

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- OSUNDE BARRY 2- OSUNDE IFA JULIET AIMS AND OBJECTIVES TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER UNITY AMONGST MEMBERS AND TO ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES


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FIRE BALM HEALING MINISTRY INT

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED MINISTRY HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANY AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2004. THE TRUSTEES ARE 1. PROPHET ISRAEL CHUKWUDI OKWERIKE -GENERAL OVERSEER 2. PASTOR WORIYE JOSEPH LYNDON 3. WILLIAMS CHUKWUDI OBULUM 4. UZONEMMIA COLLINS KEHINDE 5. ANADI CHIGOZIE CHIDOZIE- SECRETARY AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST 2. TO EVANGELISE AND WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST 3. TO HOLD CHRISTIAN CRUSADE 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: BARR. U. A. OTOKHINE

HOME FOR ALL RELIEF 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. KENNETH CHIJIOKE UZOECHI 2. HAMISU ABBA 3. ANTHONIA IJEOMA UZOECHI 4. ISAAC CHINAGOROM ESONOTU 5. PAUL UZAZOMARO OVIERO 6. EBELE MERCY UZOECHI 7. ROSE AMAECHI UZOECHI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR THE POOR IN THE FOR SOCIETY 2. TO PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER AND RELIEF MATERIACS TO AFFECTED CITIZENS IN CRISIS REGIONS 3. TO ASSIST CITIZENS WHOM HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY TERRORIST ATTACKS 4. TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL AND EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMERS FOR THE LESS FORTUNATE. 5. TO RESTORE HOPE BY THE WAY OF ORIENTATION. 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

CANAANLAND ADORATION CENTRE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS BY THIS NOTICE INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION IS SEEKING TO BE REGISTERED UNDER PART ‘C’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. EBERE MAGNUS OKECHUKWU 2. EBERE CECILIA UGOCHI 3. ANAZOR GRORIA CHIKA AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST BY ALL SCRIPTURAL MEANS IN NIGERIA AND ALL OVER THE WORLD. 2. TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP PRACTICAL GODLY LOVE AND CHARACTER AMONG ALL MEN, PARTICULARLY THE HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH. 3. TO PROMOTE FELLOWSHIP AMONG BELIEVERS OF ALL CLASSES, RACE AND DENOMINATIONS. 4. TO CO-OPERATE AND ASSOCIATE WITH OR OTHERWISE ENCOURAGE AND ASSIST ANY PERSON, BODY OR ORGANIZATION WITH IDENTICAL OR COMPLEMENTARY AIMS AND OBJECTS FOR THE FURTHERANCE AND EXPANSION OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION OF THE ABOVE SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, MAITAMA ABUJA, WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BAR. EBERE OKOYE – IGWILO 08034319601

MIGHTY JESUS DELIVERANCE AND HEALING MINISTRY INT’L 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. REV MIKE ANTHONY. - FOUNDER 2. ONU AKPAH. - SECRETARY 3. VICTOR OKORO. - ELDER 4. JUSTINA AKPAH. - WOMEN LEADER 5. EMMANUEL EGBUJOR. - MEN LEADER 6. GODWIN AKPAH. - YOUTH LEADER AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO SPREADING THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO ALL NATIONS 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

SOLID HOPE MINISTRY INT’L

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. APOSTLE GODSON U. FREDERICK - CHAIRMAN 2. DEACON BARR KENNETH DURUZO. - SECRETARY 3. PASTOR. JOY U. WILSON 4. DEACON MALACHY UJAH 5. GODSON UCHE FREDERICK 6. PASTOR. ELIZABETH GEORGE 7. DEACON. ADAM CHUKWU AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

23 Companies Registration EGWU NA AMU THRIFT ORGANIZATION

THE WAY OF CHRIST MISSION INT’L

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE : 1. CHIEF SAMUEL ONU - CHAIRMAN 2. SIR PAULINUS MADUEKE - MEMBER 3. MR. THEOPHILUS NSONWU - MEMBER 4. CHIEF PRECIOUS OKORIE -MEMBER 5. MR. EMEKA E. EJIONYE - SECRETARY 6. MR UCHENNA ECHEFU - MEMBER 7. MR. JOHN MMIRIKWE - MEMBER 8. MR. FORSTINUS EKE -- MEMBER THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE : 1. TO HELP THE LESS PRIVILEGE. 2. TO HELP THE NEEDY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR_GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT , OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET , MAITAMA , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION (CAC), ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1) REMI PETER BEN ONWUEMEZIE 2) UCHENNA MARY REMI ONWUEMEZIE 3) JOHN STEPHEN CHUKWUDI THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WORLDWIDE.

ODU’A GBEWA YOUTHS INITIATIVE

DEATH NOTIFICATION

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. ADEWUMI ABDULLATEEF AKINTAYO 2. AKANJI ADEWALE BUKOLA 3. SHOYEMI-OBAWANLE O. ADURALERE 4. AKINLAJA FOLASHADE BOSE 5. AROSANYIN OLUWASEGUN OYETUNJI 6. ADEBOYE AKEEM AYOADE 7. BABATUNDE OLAKUNLE JACOB AIMS & OBJECTIVES 1. TO PROMOTE YORUBA CULTURE AND VALUES 2. PROVIDE SOCIAL SERVICES, EDUCATIONAL AND PRACTICAL ASSISTANCE FOR YOUTHS WITHIN AREA OF BENEFIT. 3. TO FOSTER GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HOST COMMUNITY AND OTHER COMMUNITIES. 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

LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, KUBWA ABUJA 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 CHUKA -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

GOD’S GRACE REVIVAL FELLOWSHIP INT’L

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. PASTOR GRACE EMECHEBE 2. BRO. CHUKWUEMEKA MMADU 3. CHIMEZIE EMECHEBE 4. CHINYERE MMADUIGWE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD 2. TO ESTABLISH A BIBLE BASED CHURCH WITH BRANCHES PLANTED IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. 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: BARR. ARINZE J. UZOCHUKWU 08038466838 (SOLICITOR)

GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN AND SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. TRUSTEES: 1. JONATHAN KURCHI 2. OLUBUKONLA KURCHI 3. DEBORAH NENGEAN AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PROVIDE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY HEALTH CARE AND CLEAN WATER TO THE IMPOVERISHED RURAL COMMUNITIES 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. ANDREW KORNA 08065809039

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

I PASTOR CEPHAS OLUGBENGA OMOLE, FOR THE FAMILY HEREBY ANNOUNCED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF THE DEATH OF DEACONESS LYDIA BOLANLE OMOLE. THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH MISSION HOUSE, OKE-IGBOGI, ILESHA, OSUN STATE. DIED ON 28-NOV’2009. AT ILARO GENERAL HOSPITAL.

THE MANTLE OF SAVIOUR GOSPEL MISSION 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) IGWE EMMANUEL UCHECHUKWU (CHIARMAN) (2)ADANOGU SUNDAY JOHN.(SECRETARY (3)OGBONNA MARY ONYINYECHI (TREASURER) (4) NGEYAI PRINCEWILL(MEMBER) (5) UDOFIA THANKGOD MOSES.(MEMBER). AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD WORLDWIDE 2. TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET. PMB 198, MATIAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28TH DAYS FROM THE DATE OF PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY

ROYAL PEOPLE GOSPEL CENTRE INT’L

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED FOR REGISTRATION TO CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT NO. 1 OF 1990 THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. PASTOR IZUNDU JOHN MAGNUS 2. IZUNDU REBECCA IFEBUNACHI 3. PASTOR GABRIEL OKAFOR 4. UCHENDU EDITH 5. UDEACHI CHRISTIAN CHIDOZIE 6. EGBO CHIGOZIE CLETUS AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST IN THE WOELD. 2. TO ESTABLISH A BIBLE BASED CHURCH WITH THE BRANCHES PLANTED IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. 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: BARR. ARINZE J. UZOCHUKWU 08038466838 (SOLICITOR)

ABBA FATHER REVIVAL MISSION 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. MICHAEL AKPABIO AKPAN. - CHAIRMAN 2. ANNA MICHAEL AKPAN 3. AGADA GIDEON F. 4. TERRY GABRIEL KASE 5. FAVOUR MILDRED ECKRON AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


Companies Registration 24 DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE FOR TECHNOLOGY AND EMPOWERMENT THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVENAMED FOUNDATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990. TRUSTEES ARE 1. OKWARA LAWRENCE CHUKWUMA 2. OSUCHUKWU JOSEPH IKECHUKWU 3. OSUCHUKWU NGOZI PERPETUAL. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT . 2. TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR SOCIETY. 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

THE AKIN-OLUGBADE SOCIAL CENTRE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACTS OF 1990. THE TRUSTEES: 1. OMOBA OLUSUNMADE BABAJINMI AKIN-OLUGBADE; 2. AARE (DR) BOLUSANMI ADEGBOYEGA AKIN-OLUGBADE; AND 3. DR. ADESEGUN AKINJUWON AKIN-OLUGBADE, OON THE OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SPACE WHERE A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PEOPLE CAN GATHER TO DELIVER PROJECTS, HARNESS RESOURCES AND POOL EXPERIENCE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF SOCIETY; 2. TO SERVE AS A RESOURCE BASE WHERE WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS NECESSARY FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT TECHNIQUES CAN BE HARNESSED; 3. TO PROVIDE ADVICE, TRAINING AND MENTORSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND NURTURING OF YOUNG TALENTS AND VOCATIONAL SKILLS; 4. TO OPERATE A RESOURCE CENTRE FOR CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, SYMPOSIA, TALK SHOWS, TALENT HUNTS, CONCERTS ETC FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION, IDEAS, RESEARCH WORKS, CREATIVE PROGRAMMES AND ACADEMIC BREAKTHROUGHS; 5. TO PROVIDE A VARIETY OF OTHER INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO FACILITATE THE REINTEGRATION OF SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY EXCLUDED PEOPLE. 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 THE SECRETARY: EGWARE STANLEY, ESQ.

DONALD DAVID EZEUGWU I FORMERLY KNOWN AS DONALD DAVID ODINAKA NOW WISH TO KNOWN AS DONALD DAVID EZEUGWU ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

SAMUEL JESSICA

FORMERLY IROANUSI JESSICA UGOCHI PEACE NOW SAMUEL JESSICA UGOCHI PEACE. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

ALTAR OF FAITH JESUS MINISTRY JESOFRANCISJOE

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KINGDOM BIBLE COLLEGE OF THE WORD FOUNDATION

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.

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

THE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

THE TRUSTEES ARE; (1) REV.DR.EMMANUEL UKOHA ----CHAIRMAN. (2) PASTOR STEVE PATH (3) MR.LONDON OGBONNAYA EMMANUEL (4) BARR.CHIDINMA AZUBUIKE

TRUSTEES ARE: EGERUE FRANCISCA OKWUDIRI EGERUE JOACHIM C. AKUJIOBI INNOCENT ANAYO NWACHUKWU TONY E. AGBUGBA MARTINA CHIMA NNENNA RUTH EGERUE IKECHUKWU EMMANUEL

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD 2. TO BRING PEACE AMONG MEMBERS 3. TO ENGAGE ON MEDICAL EVANGELISM 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: EGERUE FRANCISCA OKWUDIRI

SPHERE OF LIGHT CHURCH

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACTS OF 1990. TRUSTEES ARE : 1. LAZARUS FEMI VICTOR 2. AKINOLA ENIOLAMIDE OMOLARA 3. AKINOLA ADUNNI FUNMILAYO AIMS: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAIMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: TRUSTEES

OLUDOLAPO COMFORT FORMERLY KNOWN, ADDRESSED AND CALLED AS ADEBAJO OLUDOLAPO COMFORT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND CALLED AS AROMOSHODUN OLUDOLAPO COMFORT. I WAS BORN ON THE 11TH APRIL, 1984. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE

MOHAMMED LAWAL

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. (1) TO TRAIN, QUALIFY AND EQUIP GOSPEL MINISTERS FOR GOSPEL CAMPAIGNS. (2) TO ORGANISE ARTS AND SCIENCE SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAMS AS A MEANS OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT. 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,G ARKI,ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR.C.U.AZUBUIKE 08033419972

CHANGE OF TRUSTEES OF FAMILY REVIVAL MINISTRY THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE-NAMED MINISTRY HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION ABUJA FOR CHANGE OF TRUSTEES UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT OF 1990. NEW TRUSTEES ARE: 1 OKORO CHUKS RONNIE 2. ONUOHA NDUBUISI 3. ONUOHA CHINAZOM MIRIAM 4. KIZITO OKORO REMOVED TRUSTEES ARE: 1. EDU AQUILA 2. AMARACHI PRECIOUS OKECHUKWU 3. EDU-AQUILA CHITUA EBELE 4. WILFRED OKECHUKWU ANI 5. OKONKWO KENNETH OBINNA AIMS & OBJECTIVES REMAIN SAME ANY OBJECTION TO THE APPLICATION 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

JOEL WURAOLA

FORMERLY MISS. MOHAMMED AISHAT TALATU NOW MRS. M O H A M M E D - L AWA L AISHAT TALATU . FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

FORMERLY ADEBAYO WURAOLA ARAMIDE NOW JOEL WURAOLA ARAMIDE. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE.

OKPARA UKOMA

FORMERLY UKOMA CHRISTIAN NOW OKPARA UKOMA CHRISTIAN. FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAINS VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULDERS TAKE NOTE.

ONYEIKE SAMSON EWOM

FINEMAN CORDELIA NNE

ADEOLA KEHINDE KAZEEM

MOROLAKE OLUBUKOLA

IRETOMILOWO ADESUNBO

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I, FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OSOGU SAMPSON EWOM NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ONYEIKE SAMSON EWOM. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. AUTHORITY CONCERNED AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

I FORMERLY KNOW AND ADDRESSED AS FINEMAN EBIEKWA NOW WISH TO BE CALLED AND ADDRESS AS EBIEKWA FINEMAN CORDELIA NNE . MY DATE OF BIRTH IS 16/08/1978 NOT 16/08/1979, AS IT WAS STATED IN SOME OF MY DOCUMENTS . ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE .

I WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEOLA KEHINDE BUT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEOLA KEHINDE KAZEEM. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS ADEBOWALE TEMITOPE REBECCA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OPADARE MOROLAKE OLUBUKOLA ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE TAKE NOTE

FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SUNMBO AINA TERIBA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OSHINAIKE IRETOMILOWO ADESUNBO ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD PLEASE TAKE NOTE

BAKO ZICHAT THERESA AND JAMES BAKO THERESA IS THE SAME PERSON BUT NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS BAKO ZICHAT THERESA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC PLEASE NOTE.

CITIZEN OF HEAVEN CHURCH OF ALL NATION

NOBLE FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

LOSS OF DOCUMENT

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 & 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 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) IGBOEGBUNAM OKECHUKWU LAWRENCE. 2) NWOYE FERDINAND JEKWU. 3) NWOYE JENNIFER IFEOMA. 4) IGBOEGBUNAM NKECHI JOY. 5) NWAKA OKECHUKWU CHRISTOPHER. AIM AND OBJECTIVES. TO ASSIST STUDENTS CONTINUE THIER EDUCATION BY PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, BURSARY AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS TO STUDENTS. 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

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF LOSS OF ORIGINAL LETTER OF OFFER OF GRANT OF STATUTORY RIGHT OCCUPANCY BELONGING TO MR ERIC OZUZUMA, GRANTED BY ALH M N. ALL EFFORTS MADE TO TRACE THE LOSS DOCUMENT PROVED ABORTIVE. PLEASE IF FOUND,TAKE IT TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION.

INITIATIVE OF CHANGE FOR UNITY AND GROWTH IN NIGERIA

PENIEL INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA

CHRIST THE ROCK OF DELIVERANCE AND MIRACLE MINISTRY INT’L

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. ODETOYINBO FELICIA OLAYOUN (MRS) 2. ADEOYE ABAYOMI (MR) 3. OWOSENI ABIODUN JULIUS (MR) SECRETARY 4. OPARA BENEDICTA NGOZI (MRS) 5. ALU PAUL CHEGWE (MR) 6. FISHER-THOMAS AGBOOLA OLOLADE (MR) 7. DIKEDI-AJAKAIYE AMINA (MRS) AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO EMPOWER THE PEOPLE TO TAKE ATION TO IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL ECONOMIC POTENTIALS. 2. TO INCREASE THE KNOWLEDGE BASE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES AROUND IN THE COUNTRY ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B 198, GARKI ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARY OWOSENI ABIODUN JULIUS

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. PETER MONDAY - CHAIRMAN 2. JANET OGAH - SECRETARY 3. MERCY PETER MONDAY THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES: 1. SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING LESS PRIVILEGE CHILDREN,YOUTH AND WOMEN/GIRL IN THE SOCIETY; 2. CREATING A PLATFORM FOR CAPACITY BUILDING,PROMOTING AND ENGAGING THE HOST SOCIETY ON HUMAN/SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC, INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL SECURITY; 3. ERADICATING EXTREME POVERTY ALL LEVEL AND BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FUTURE 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

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘C’ OF COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT. 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. EJIOFOR CHRISTIANA NKEM - CHAIRMAN 2. EJIOFOR NGOZI, 3. HANNAH SALEH DANLADI 4. OKAFOR ESIKABU CHARLES THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


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FEED NEEDY WORLD INITIATIVE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. EROMOSELE ISAAC AGBONIFO 2. EROMOSELE PETER AGBONIFO 3. EROMOSELE FOLASHADE AGBONIFO 4. ODUNUGA MICHAEL SEGUN 5. ABIOLA MODUPE ABADAT THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1.TO CATER FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGED IN THE SOCIETY 2. TO HELP NEEDY FINANCIAL MEMBERS FINANCIALLY WHEN NEEDS ARISE 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 BY: SECRETARY

EMANCIPATION FIRE AND MIRACLE MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. TRUSTEES (1)REV JAMES KINGSLEY ADAMS (2)PASTOR OLUWAFUNMILAYO BOLAJOKO ADAMS (3) DEACONESSES SARAH IMIDOWOJO ADAMS (4) EVANGELIST VERONICA GRACE JIMOH (5) DEACONESSES OLANIKE BOSEDE OWOYEMI AIM AND OBJECTIVES TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST 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. SIGN SECRETARY

POWER RAIN EVANGELICAL OUTREACH INT’L MINISTRY THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR RESISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: PASTOR EZE CHUKWUDI AGU CHINASA BLESSING AGU CLEMENT AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PRESENT CHRIST TO EVERY SOUL TO CARRY OUT CHURCH PROGRAMS IN OTHER TO REACH OUT TO SOULS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. A. A. PAUL

THE LORD’S MOUNTAIN AND INTERCESSORY GOSPEL MINISTRY THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR RESISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: PASTOR OSSAYI EMMANUEL – GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OSSAI OBINNA JUNIOR –SECRETARY EMMANUEL FAITH – TREASURER EZEJA HARRISON OGBONNAYA – HEAD OF DEACONS AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL THROUGH ALL SCRIPTURAL MEANS TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST TO REPRESENT JESUS CHRIST ON EARTH ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. A. A. PAUL

OVERFLOWING GRACE PENTECOSTAL GOSPEL CHURCH

25 Companies Registration OMO IJO MIMO FOUNDATION 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 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. ABU JESSICA ADUNNI 2. OLAWALE ALANI ABU 3. SOBOWALE AYOKU JACOB 4. SHOBOWALE MARY DUPE 5. ODUNUGA MICHAEL SEGUN 6. YUSUF FATIMA ADEJOKE 7. EKUNOLA DANIEL OLUWASEGUN 8. EMMANUEL AYODELE SAMUEL THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1.TO HELP LESS PRIVILEGED PEOPLE IN THE SOCIETY 2.TO ASSIST NEEDY FINANCIAL MEMBERS FINANCIALLY WHEN NEED ARISE 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 BY : SECRETARY

THE WAY FORWARD GLOBAL FOUNDATION

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 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:(1) AJIBOYE HAKEEM OLALEKAN -PRESIDENT (2) OYEDEJI ALABA -VICE PRESIDENT (3) LATEEF NURUDEEN OLAJIDE -AUDITOR (4) ODUNAYE ABDULRAHMAN - SECRETARY (5) LATEEF IBRAHIM -TREASURER THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:(1) TO ASSIST THE LESS PRIVILEGE (2) TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR THE LESS PRIVILEGE (3) TO EMPOWER THE YOUTH AND THE ELDERLY (4) TO BRING HOPE AND COMFORT TO ALL PEOPLE. 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 BY: SECRETARY

THE GOD OF NEW JERUSALEM HOLINESS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS CHURCH THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR RESISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. PASTOR AMEDU, ABRAHAM 2. MRS. AMEDU FAVOUR 3. AMEDU ZEKERI HEMPHILL 4. EGIEYEH IDENEBEMEH AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. TO WIN SOULS FOR CHRIST 2. TO TAKE THE GOSPELS TO NATIONS OF THE WORLD. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. A. A. PAUL

GULF RESTORATION AND COMPASSION OUTREACH MINISTRY

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR RESISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: EVANG. WARRIEKIYE FAVOUR PASTOR AGBONGHALE FAMOUS AGBONSHALO BARR. AMEH PAUL AGADA REV. EKE KALU AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST TO BE AN AMBASSADOR OF CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. A. A. PAUL

GLORIOUS RECONCILIATION INT’L GOSPEL MINISTRY WORLDWIDE, GREAT GRACE

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CHURCH HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2004.

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.

NEW TRUSTEETS 1. ARCH BISHOP UAHOMO SUNDAY 2. APOSTLE MRS. UAHOMO JANET ROSANA 3. EVANG. UAHOMO COURAGE EFEOMO THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 2. TO ENGAGE IN AND SUPPORT THE HOSTING OF EVANGELISTIC PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, AIMED AT REACHING THE WHOLE WORLD FOR CHRIST, THROUGH ZONAL AND COUNTRY WIDE APPROACH. 3. TO ESTABLISH A SEED OF LOVE THAT WILL PROMOTE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING RESULTING TO PEACE AND UNITY AMONG MEN AND BRETHREN.

NEW TRUSTEETS 1. PST. (MRS.) AIGBE OGHOGHO 2. MR. AIGBE SAMSON 3. AIGBE BEST OSA 4. AIGBE DAVE OGBE THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. 2. TO ENGAGE IN AND SUPPORT THE HOSTING OF EVANGELISTIC PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS, AIMED AT REACHING THE WHOLE WORLD FOR CHRIST, THROUGH ZONAL AND COUNTRY WIDE APPROACH. 3. TO ESTABLISH A SEED OF LOVE THAT WILL PROMOTE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING RESULTING TO PEACE AND UNITY AMONG MEN AND BRETHREN.

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: SECRETARY

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: SECRETARY.

CISTERNS OF LIFE FOUNDATION

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 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:(1) ONYEKABA FAVOUR CHINYERE (2) WAMAH KELECHI PASCHAL (3) ONYEKABA UCHE PRINCE (4) VICTORIA ADANNA DIKE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:(1) BRINGING HEALING AND HOPE TO THE ABUSED, FIGHTING AGAINST PRE - MARITAL SEX AND ABORTIONS AND EMPOWERING THE YOUTHS WITH SKILL ACQUISITIONS (2) GIVING SCHOLARSHIPS AND VOLUNTARY DONATIONS TO THE LESS PRIVILEGED YOUTHS IN THE SOCIETY 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 BY: SECRETARY

MAMA OFURE GIVEBACK FOUNDATION THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED ORGANIZATION HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR CHANGE IN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES UNDER PART C OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, NO. 1 OF 1990. THE UNDER MENTIONED TRUSTEE HAS RESIGNED HIS TRUSTEESHIP: CHIGOZIE MICHAEL OHAMUO THE TRUSTEES THAT WERE RETAINED IN THE PREVIOUSLY EXISTING BOARD ARE: 1. AUGUSTER OTEKPEN WILLIEMS - PRESIDENT 2. LUCY ODOCHI OHAMUO 3. GRACE EGBE OKPECHI - SECRETARY THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. PROMOTE AND PROTECT OLDER ADULTS’ RIGHT TO GOOD QUALITY LIFE 2.TO BOOST THE ABILITY OF OLDER ADULTS TO REMAIN ACTIVE, HEALTHY AND LIVING INDEPENDENTLY IN THEIR COMMUNITIES.. ANY OBJECTION THERETO SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE REGISTRARGENERAL CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION WUSE ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: CHIGOZIE OHAMUO ESQ 55, FALOLU STREET OREGUN SURULERE, LAGOS STATE, TEL: 08097959253

KOTOFS DEEP SEA FISHERS 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 MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1) NAPOLEON, ALUMA--CHAIRMAN (2) JOSEPH, FRIDAY --SECRETARY AIMS & OBJECTIVES: (1) TO STOP THE USE OF OBNOXIOUS FISHING METHODS SUCH AS : THE USE OF CHEMICALS, EXPLOSIVE DEVICES, AND ANY OTHER FISHING METHOD THAT AMPER THE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE AQUATIC FAUNA DEFAULTERS SHALL BE HANDED OVER TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES (2) ANY MEMBER CAUGHT IN ADULTERY SHALL PAY A LEVY OF TWENTY THOUSAND NAIRA (#20,000) TO THE ASSOCIATION. 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: NAPOLEON, ALUMA --CHAIRMAN.

THE TRIUMPHANT POWER AND GLORY CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR RESISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: REV EGBUTA UCHE PRINCE PASTOR MRS UCHE ONYEBUCHI BLESSING EGBUTA JUSTICE CHIEMERIE PASTOR EGBUTA DANIEL CHIMKA AIM AND OBJECTIVE: TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST TO NATIONS TO REACH OUT TO THE LOST SOULS BACK TO GOD KINGDOM ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION MAITAMA ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BARR. A. A. PAUL

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THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED CHURCH HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT, 2004. THE TRUSTEES: 1.APST UDEORAH JULIUS-FOUNDER/CHAIRMAN 2.ASUQUO VICTOR-SECRETARY 3.PASTOR (MRS) UDEORAH IFEOMA JACINTA 4.PASTOR CANNAN WANDOO 5.DR SYLVESTER UDEORAH 6.HON.(BARR) CELESTINE UGHANZE AIMS TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA, P.M.B. 198, GARKI, ABUJA WITHIN TWENTYEIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: SECRETARY


Companies Registration 26 Bayelsa Govt upbeat on young talents from Dickson football tournament Akam James, Yenagoa Bayelsa State government has disclosed that the bunch of discovered talents from the current Governor Henry Seriake Dickson football tournament, tagged “Restoration Cup” will fill the feeders and main team of the Bayelsa United and other football clubs in the state, as well as developing their career in international football. The state government also announced its plans to sponsor 20 talents to the Sampson Siasia football academy in Abuja for more trainings. The Director general of the restoration cup, season

2, Mr, Ono Akpe, told sport writers at Sampson Sia-sia stadium in Yenagoa yesterday, during the last match for the first round of the tournament between Kalawei-ama and Ebikiriama community football clubs, that the organizers of the tournament will also send the recovered talents to two overseas countries, Spain and Portugal for more trainings and exposure in football. Akpe who thanked Governor Dickson for the opportunity given to the youths of the state to explore their abundant talents and potentials, also announced that the former Super Eagle coach, Sampson Siasia and the international football scouter, Friday Akoni will

be in the state to watch the second round of the tournament to pick the best 20 talents discovered. He said, “There are abundant talents in Bayelsa State, during the first edition of this tournament last year, we didn’t have as many hat-trick goals scored as this, but in this second edition, we have 7 hat-tricks, its outstanding.” “Our intension is to ensure that these talents are used in the feeder and main team of the Bayelsa United and other football clubs in the state, as well as developing their career in international football. “The best 20 talents in this tournament will be sponsored for further training at Sampson

Siasia football academy in Abuja, after the World Cup tournament in July, then when they are done with the training there, they will proceed to either Spain or Portugal for major exposure and training in football.” He stated. He disclosed that about 3500 players in the state have showcased their talents during the first round of the competition, and have done well, adding that the best twenty will be picked. He added that the second round of the competition will be more exciting and interesting, adding that the competition has kept the youths of the state busy, thereby reducing the rate of antisocial vices.

PENGASSAN hails Reps decision on NLNG Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has commended the House of Representatives’ decision to caution the Federal Government to suspend the proposed sale of her shares in Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG). Reacting to the call by the House of Representatives on the urgent need to stop the sale of the gas company, PENGASSAN National Public Relations Officer, Comrade Fortune Obi, said this is in

tandem with the position on the need for the government to retain its shares’ ownership in the company. He also stated that the NLNG model has been the best option so far and should be replicated in other Government failed ventures such as the refineries and others. Re-echoing the House of Representatives’ motion, Comrade Obi stated that the NLNG is one of the most successful ventures that Nigeria has embarked upon since its inception, adding that the international community would perceive Nigeria as a country that is inconsistent

in policy and will not take its desire for foreign investments seriously. He noted that the losses that would accrue from the sales of the NLNG far outweighed its gains, as rather than selling the asset, there are other options the government may adopt to resuscitate the economy. The PENGASSAN spokesperson said that about 18,000 jobs in the sector will be affected if the proposed plan is carried out, stating that government should explore other options to fund the economy rather than selling a viable company like NLNG which dividends was used to kick start and finance the

economy when Nigeria was in recession. “NLNG has bailed out Nigeria when the country was in recession as proceeds from its dividends were used to finance the economy. Those investors who were clamouring for the FG to sale her shares in NLNG should find another means of injecting their resources into the economy instead of buying a successful company. “In the alternative, they should set up their own LNG project and help the country in utilising its large gas reserves as well as eradicating gas flaring in the country,” he said.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Bayelsa honours Samson Siasia, others as Restoration Cup tournament enters quarter finals Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson on Thursday, expressed commitment to continually utilize sports as a veritable tool to productively engage the youths, towards developing their God-given talents. Governor Dickson gave the assurance in Yenagoa, while speaking at the quarter- final draws Ceremony of the Restoration Cup, during which former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia was unveiled as the tournament’s ambassador. Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Rt. Hon. Talford Ongolo, the Governor noted that, his investments in the sports sector, particularly the

establishment of the sports academy would harness the budding talents in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Francis Ottah Agbo, described sports as a money spinner, a unifying factor and a recreational activity, capable of diverting youths away from crime. While thanking the organizers of the football tournament and the Bayelsa-born Samson Siasia for their significant contributions to sports development, Governor Dickson restated his administration’s readiness to celebrating sons and daughters, who have made the state proud.

EZZA UNITY ORGANIZATION

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION,ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE; (1) ALO STEPHEN CHIKA (2) ALAKA JOHN (3) ORUNA JOEL CHUKWUMA (4) NWORIE JOSHUA FRIDAY 5. NWEZE JOHN NWORIE 6. NWORIE LUKE AMAECHI AIMS AND OBJECTIVES. (1) FOR UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT OF EZZA PEOPLE (2) PROMOTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AND VALUES OF EZZA 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,PMB.198,GARKI,ABUJA WITHIN TWENTY EIGHT (28) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED,EKECHI LUGARD ONYEBUCHI ( SOLICITOR)

THE LORD’S SPIRITUAL TEMPLE THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION,ABUJA FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE; (1) NWANKWO INNOCENT NKEM (2)NWANKWO CHARLES CHIBUIKE (3) OKPARA MERCY OZIOMA 4)EHEM ONYESOCHIM CHUKWU SAMSON AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1 SELLING OF ARTICLES OF WORSHIP LIKE SOAPS, BOOKS, PERFUMES, ANOINTING OIL, POWDERS, CANDLES, INCENSE, HANDKERCHIEF, RINGS, ROOTS AND HERBS 2 IMPORTATION I,AND EXPORTATION nwAfor: forMErly known OF SPIRITUAL IZUCHI: MATERIALS I, forMErly known 3 OFFERING PRAYERS And AddrEssEd As MIss nwAfor And AddrEssEd As MIss IZUCHI

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Delta: We still have 168,000 uncollected PVCs in our possession -INEC

Army nabs 17 suspected vandals, seizes 27,900 litres of petrol

Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

Troops of the 81 Division, Nigerian Army, have arrested 17 suspected pipeline vandals operating in the Akute and Magboro areas of Lagos and Ogun State. The vandals, it was gathered were arrested with 537 pieces of 50 litre jerrycans and 42 pieces of 25 litre jerrycans all filled with a total of 27,900 litres of stolen Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from NNPC Petroleum pipelines. According to the General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Major-General Enobong Udoh, who paraded the suspected vandals at 174 Battalion in Ikorodu, the suspects also had 236 empty 50 litre jerrycans in their possession. Udoh also revealed that 33 vehicles and four motorbikes used by the vandals in perpetrating the heinous crime were recovered by troops of the Division. The GOC noted that the suspects were arrested during two separate operations

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Delta State, has said that168,000 uncollected PVCs are in its possession. Mrs, Rose OrianrianAnthony, Administrative Secretary of the Commission Who Spoke our reporter in Asaba on Thursday in an interview, Said, “ A DDC machines have been deployed to the State, we at this Commission has taken delivery of 30 new DDC machines which will further enhance the registration process, We still have in Our custody 168,000 not collected, they are ready for collection, but the challenge we have is that, people are not informed that the PVC is the key to voting right” disclosing that the 2019 general Election would be 274 days away from now Mrs. Orianrian Anthony explained that the Commission in its steps towards ensuring successful, and creditable voter’s registration, had commenced sensitization exercise in some of the local government area in the state, and called on Stakeholders in the state to partner with the Commission She said “ we have discovered that youths in many of the communities are restive, I call on them to shun violence, join efforts with the Commission in ensuring a violence free process “ and politicians who had embarked on political campaigns to avoid violating the Provisions of the law which state that Campaigns can only Commence after the Commission has issued a notice of poll, and not earlier than 90 days before election She further disclosed that number of registered voters in the state in 2015 was 2,275,264,while in 2017 the Commission had 176,113 post AFIS and BR, adding that in 2018,the Commission has so far registered 90,116,while about 41,000were the 2nd quarter of 2018 registered On multiple registration, She warned that those who were indulged in the act,will have their registration cancelled, adding that the Commission improvises for a change of names for those who had registered with a different names, especially for married women

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based on reliable information received from some wellmeaning members of the public during the Anti-illegal Bunkering and Anti-Pipeline Vandalism patrol of troops of the Division. “The first operation was on May 16th, 2018. The Nigerian Army, in conjunction with the Department of State Security, Inspector General of Police Task Force Team, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp, Federal Road Safety Corp and Lagos neighborhood Safety Corps swooped on suspected pipeline vandals at Magboro in Ogun State along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway “It was gathered that, during the hours of darkness, these vandals break open petroleum pipelines to steal refined Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fill up hundreds of jerrycans with the products and convey them to their marketing outlets in several, trucks, trailers, buses, cars and vans. “On sighting the troops approaching the said location, the armed vandals fired sporadically before abandoning

their vehicles loaded with the refined Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and some empty jerry cans and fled to avoid being arrested. “Notwithstanding, the troops arrested 12 suspected vandals during a Cordon and Search Operation conducted around the vicinity. A total of 24 vehicles comprising of 3 long-trailer trucks, 9 buses, 8 Space Wagons, 1 Hilux van, 3 Salon cars and 4 motorcycles abandoned by the vandals were recovered. “Other items recovered include 166 50-litre Jerry cans loaded with refined PMS, 130 empty 50-litres jerry cans, appropriately 8,300 litres of refined PMS. However, while recovering them, one of the vehicles caught fire and was completely razed.” “In another Anti-illegal Bunkering operation, troops of 81 Division raided another location where suspected vandals were carrying out their sabotage activities along NNPC pipeline at Akute. “The vandals concealed their vehicles with refined oil

products and fled on arrival of the troops. 5 suspected vandals were arrested at the scene. Items recovered included 9 vehicles, comprising 6 buses, 2 heavy-storage trucks and one Sports Utility Vehicle. “Other items recovered include 1 motorcycle, 7 mobile phones, 371 pieces of 50-litre jerrycans and 42 pieces of 25five litre jerrycans loaded with refined Premium Motor Spirit, 106 empty 50-litre-jerrycans, a hose of about 500 metres in length used for siphoning products with approximately 19,600 litres of stolen PMS being recovered.” Some of the suspects who spoke with our correspondent denied any involvement in the criminal act. Monsuru Akani who is a 38-year-old bus driver said he was only contacted to convey 50-litre jerrycans to Magboro. “I am a bus driver, it was someone who called me from Mowe bus stop to help him carry empty Jerrycans to the area. He gave me the number of a man I am to deliver the jerrycans to and paid me N2,000 for the service.

I never knew they were vandals and that was my first time of carrying such. “Surprisingly, when I got there, I was intercepted by the Army who accused me of been involved in pipeline vandalism. I am a married man with a child and a pregnant wife, I have never been involved in any criminal act. All I ask is for the Army to investigate well because I am innocent.” Another suspect, Duduyemi Opregite claimed she had gone to Magboro to beg for alms when she heard sporadic shooting and was later arrested. Abdulganiu Olawumi who is 23 years old said, “ I had gone to see my brother who is a bus driver at Magboro when I was arrested. When he sited the Army personnel he fled but because I felt I had done nothing wrong, I stay but unfortunately I was also arrested.” Udoh maintained that the arrested suspects will be handed over to the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps for further investigations and prosecution.

Some of the 17 suspected illegal bunkering suspects being paraded by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Iniobong Udoh ...on Thursday.

‘We need development oriented leadership’ Chiangi Avese, Makurdi A front-line gubernatorial aspirant on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Benue state, Prof. Joseph Tor Iorapuu has called on the people of the state to seek leadership that is development inclined. Prof. Iorappu, made the call while consulting across the state with the local governments expanded leadership and elders of the party. Besides, he called the leadership of the PDP in the state to reflect on how the state

has declined in development since creation and give him the chance to revive the state’s economy. The aspirant expressed disappointment with successive leadership in the state for failing to leverage on the foundation laid by Chief Aper Aku, the first civilian governor who worked selflessly to industrialize the state. He recalled that “in four years, Aku laid a solid foundation of industrial emancipation and economic self-reliance for the people that made us proud. It is regrettable

that all of Aku’s initiatives has been either abandoned or destroyed completely”. The PDP governorship aspirant enumerated Chief Aper Aku’s achievements in four years to include: the Taraku Mills Ltd, Otukpo burnt Bricks Ltd, Ikwe Wide lives Park at Igbor, the Benue Bottling company, the Benro Packaging Company, the Agro millers,the Benue Cement Company, Ikogen cattle Ranch and other infrastructures such as, the state secretariat, the Aper Aku stadium and Lobi Bank. It is sad that none of the aforementioned industries is

running in the state. If given the mandate by the Benue people, the aspirant intoned,” I will stabilize the system and reposition the state economy, and in the process, avail those coming after me a solid foundation upon which to build”, Iorappu said The former Dean of the faculty of Arts, University of Jos pointed out, the convenient privatization programme in the nation that took away the Benue Cement company alongside others in the state resulted into massive loss of jobs. That also robbed our youths of employment

opportunities. This must be seen, according to Prof. Iorapuu, as a consequence of either deliberate mismanagement of resources and opportunities or, ignorance on the part of successive leadership to build on the foundation Aku laid. He frown at the situation where, over thirty years ago from the administration of Aper Aku, when the manpower level of the state was low and weak as compared to now, when the state is ahead of every state in the north in education, yet it seems, we can not attract the needed development initiatives to move the state forward.


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Leaders felicitate with Muslims at Ramadan

Jibrilla urges intensified teaching of Islam, others

Tom Garba, Yola

Governor of Adamawa State, Senator Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, has felicitated with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah as they join others across the world to observe fasting in the month of Ramadan, the holiest in the Islamic lunar calendar.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Macauley Hunohashi, says Sen Jibrilla reminded Muslims in Adamawa State and the country at large to, “take advantage of the holy month to step up effort in following the teachings of Islam which teaches love, tolerance, discipline, abstinence

from sexual relations and devotion to prayer”. According to him, “I enjoin Muslims to work harder in the promotion of peace in Adamawa state and the entire country so that we can sustain the development derive we have started”. He noted that Muslims and non-muslims of Adamawa State have

been very supportive, “that was why we’ve been able to provide dividends of good governance in the state, especially in Numan, Mubi, Ganye, Shelleng, Song, Mubi, Parya, Hong and Yola the state capital”. Sen Jibrilla called for ceaseless prayer for president Muhammadu Buhari whom he

described as, “upright, disciplined, incorruptible, patriotic and an uncommon nationalist, so that he can cotinue with the fight against graft, annihilate Boko Haram and restore the lost glory of the north east”. Muslims regard Ramadan as the holiest month of the year because it was during

this year that the Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Mohammed(PBUH) on the night of Laylat Al Qadr. Ramadan month is observed by Muslim around the world as a holy month of fasting, piety and intense prayer as well as a period for charitable deeds and giving to the less privileged in the society.

Ambode to Muslims: Extend love, selfless service beyond Ramadan

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with Chief Imam, Al-Husma Central Mosque, Ejigbo, Alhaji Zul-Nurain Alfa Nla (right) and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef (left) during the Ramadan Tafsir at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. . . on Wednesday

Adamawa indigenes urge politicians to emulate Yapak’s generosity Tom Garba Yola Indigenes of Vere constituency in Adamawa State have called on all politicians in the state and the country at large to emulate the good virtues of the lawmaker representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Hon Abdullahi Yapak who in the spirit of Ramadan distributed food items worth millions of Naira. Alhaji Jibrilla Bala Bello who is the Maji Dadin Yapak and one of the leaders handling distribution of the items, said Yapak has proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is indeed a messenger of the people since his assumption in

the office as a lawmaker. According to Bello, his prayers is that all other political office holders will follow suit in order to drastically ameliorate the hardship being faced indigent people during Ramadan fasting period. ‘’We really thank God with the of a lawmaker He has given us this time around, a hard working man and a people oriented lawmaker for him out of hard times to coughed out millions of naira in order to caution the effects of poverty our people are facing in easing the pains they might be facing in this year’s Ramadan fasting. ‘’My only prayers for him is God to prolong our days to 2019 where we can stage out

a mass support for his second return,’’ Bello said During an interview in Yola, the lawmaker maintain that he is a servant and has been send for an errands for the people of Vere constituency, what he knows all his political dreams will never be succeed if they are not in support of him,but he thank his people are dependable at all times to see him succeed as their lawmaker. Some of the items to be distributed are two hundreds bags of rice, Bags of sugar, Millet,Maize, 25 litres cooking oil worth millions of Naira and Bags of maize. According to him over ten million has been earmarked to help the less privilege in his

constituency as others will be given money in Cash to caution the effects of the demanding holy month of Ramadan. He vowed to help them in whatever ways possible to have a peaceful and a successful Ramadan. He call on his constituents to support the administration of Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow who has done a Lot of constituency projects for them and still awarding contracts Worth million of Naira to the area. ‘’Your Prayers for Adamawa and Nigeria should never be less at this month that God mercies is in abundant, pray for our leaders especially President Buhari and Governor Bindow.’’ Yapak said.

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has urged Muslims to extend love to others and imbibe the act of selfless service to humanity during and after Ramadan, saying such would go a long way in making the world better. Speaking at a Ramadan Tafsir held at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja organised by the State Government to mark the official commencement of the Muslim fasting month, Governor Ambode said those having in excess must show gratitude by helping others and also exhibit total submission to God’s commandments. “To all my Muslim brothers and sisters, I just want to use this opportunity to greet all of you that as we commence the Ramadan month and with all the lectures we have heard, we are doing this to be in tune with Allah and to be in sync with the kind of supplication that we want to give and we know 30 days out of 365 days are not enough to really show our total submission to Allah. “What I just want to say is that the important thing in all these 30 days that we are going to have the Ramadan is to show love to ourselves and also show love to our neighbors. “You need to love yourself first before you can even show love to another person. So, when we have in excess, we must show the attitude of gratitude to be able to give to others because somebody else has over provided for us,” the Governor said. He said since assuming office, the guiding philosophy of his administration had been about inclusion and to positively touch lives, just as he admonished Muslims to imbibe the spirit of giving selflessly to others at all times. “Beyond Ramadan, we must also show the attitude of giving at all times; that is the philosophy of our government;

that is the practice we have been doing in the last three years; we must touch the poor and we must touch our people. “There are people who are suffering and that is why we do projects that are people-oriented; that is why we go to areas that have never been touched before; that is why we would be in Ayobo, Akute, Badagry, Epe and places that have not been touched and that is the whole essence of why Allah has brought us on earth. “God did not say we should come and acquire resources; He did not say we should come and acquire wealth; He says we should come and serve Him and we should serve Him selflessly. That is the philosophy of our government and that is what we have been preaching ever since I came into office. That is what we have continued to preach and imbibed and that is what I want every Lagosian to imbibe,” Governor Ambode said. In his lecture on importance of Ramadan, National Missioner, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdul- Rahman Ahmad, said almighty Allah, through the month, was calling on Muslims to learn the spirit of piety and service relationship with Him. “We must introspect and ask fundamental questions about our relationship with almighty Allah. He has sent us here to worship him and worship is also love and care for humanity. “When you fast, you are taken closer to how disadvantaged people feel. It is also an opportunity for us to be generous because we feel what it is meant to be deprived,” Ahmad said. While urging Muslims to imbibe and sustain the spirit of giving beyond Ramadan, the cleric said it was a bad thing for people to spread falsehood and run others down, saying such should never be heard among Islamic faithful.


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N3.3bn money laundering: Court dismisses Bola Shagaya’s application Peter Fowoyo, Lagos A Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by a businesswoman, Hajiya Bola Shagaya, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for lack of merit and abuse of court process. Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo declared that an interim order attaching N1.9 billion domiciled in the Unity Bank’s account of Hajiya Shagaya, was validly secured by the anti -graft agency. The anti - graft agency had on December 29, 2016, secured an interim order attaching the account where the said sum is lodged from Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos. Justice Hassan in his ruling held that the order

of interim forfeiture was to last pending conclusion of investigation and conclusion of trial by the EFCC. However, with the exparte ruling, Hajiya Shagaya, through her lawyer filed a motion seeking to unfreeze the account claiming that the EFCC’s action violates her rights to own property and fair hearing. She said she was never afforded the opportunity to defend herself before the interim order of forfeiture was secured. But, Justice Oguntoyinbo faulted Shagaya’s claims that she was not availed the opportunity to defend herself before the order was secured. According to the judge, the order was made through an ex-parte motion and as such there was no way the court would have listen to her own side of the story. “The interim order was

made based on an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). An ex-parte application has no respondent and the court is not expected to hear from the other party. Even when the other party is around, it can only be seen and not heard. Therefore, the nonhearing of the applicant cannot invalidate the order. “The granting of the interim order of attachment is not unconstitutional and does not constitute an infringement on the applicant’s rights to own property”, the judge held. Justice Oguntoyinbo further noted that the failure of the applicant to controvert some of the averment contained in the the counter-affidavit of the EFCC regarding her refusal to honour invitation was fatal to her case.

The judge said the claim by the applicant that the order was made in perpetuity does not hold water because there was no evidence that EFCC has either concluded its investigation of the matter or file any charge against the applicant. Justice Oguntoyinbo said: “It is erroneous to claim that the interim order has metamorphose into a permanent one or in perpetuity because it was to last until the conclusion of investigation by the respondent (EFCC). “There was no evidence to show that the respondent has stopped investigating the property or has concluded investigation”. On the whole, the court held that the application lacked merit and it was consequently dismissed. The Economic and Financial Crimes

Commission (EFCC) had earlier urged Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo not to unfreeze a Unity Bank’s account with a balance of N1, 902,673,399.93 belonging to the Socialite cum businesswoman, Hajiya Bola Shagaya. In the counter affidavit filed against Shagaya’s motion seeking to unfreeze the account, the anti-graft agency argued that the money was the balance of a total of N3, 305,150,000, which Shagaya received as “founder fees” on behalf of an organization, “Women for Change” being spearheaded by a former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. The EFCC claimed that the N3.3 billion was realized through Shagaya’s “fraudulent activities in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where she

Chairmen of the APC State Congresses, Appeal Committees during their inauguration at the Party’s National Secretariat . . .on Thursday.

allegedly “influenced the fraudulent allocation of Dual Purpose kerosene to Index Petrolube Africa Limited., with the aid of the Mrs. Jonathan.” The N3.3 billion was said to have been paid by Index Petrolube Africa Limited. and its sister company, Autodex Nigeria Limited. The EFCC, while revealing that the two companies are owned by one, Honourable Ezeani ThankGod, also posited that the reason behind the N3.3 billion payments was to “fraudulently facilitate Dual Purpose Kerosene to ThankGod’s company, Index Petrolube Africa Limited.” The anti-graft agency further averred that out of the N3.3 billion, Shagaya had “paid a cumulative sum of N1, 212,000,000 to the former first lady, through her account, ‘Women for Change Initiative’ account domiciled in Diamond Bank, to which she is the sole signatory.” It added that after paying N1.2 billion to Jonathan, Shagaya kept the balance of N1.9 billion to herself by “warehousing” same in her personal bank account in Unity Bank. The commission further claimed that it was on this basis that it secured an order of Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos on December 29, 2016 to freeze the account. However, the businesswoman through her lawyer, Napoleon EmeasoNwachukwu, contended that she was not given fair hearing before Justice Muslim Hassan made the freezing order. She urged Justice Oguntoyinbo to set aside the order by declaring it unconstitutional, null and void. She claimed it violates her right to own movable property as guaranteed by Section 44 (1) (k) of the Constitution.

Court acquits ex-FUNAAB VC, Oyewole, 2 others of corruption charges Abiodun Taiwo, Abeokuta An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta on Thursday discharged and acquited former minister of Works, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, the immediate past vice chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Professor

Olusola Oyewole, and the Bursar of the institution, Mr. Moses Ilesanmi from corruption charges filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC In his ruling, Justice Olatokunbo Majekodunmi, also discharged and acquitted the trio in the fraud allegations brought by the anti-graft agency.

Justice Majekodunmi ruled that the EFCC failed woefully in establishing a prima facie case against the accused persons. The EFCC had, in November 2016, arraigned Ogunlewe, Oyewole and Ilesanmi separately and jointly on an 18-count charge bordering on alleged stealing, abuse of office and fraudulent conversion of

the university property. Ogunlewe, who was former Pro-Chancellor of FUNAAB, and the two other principal officers were arrested by EFCC operatives following a petition by some concerned members of the university. The accused persons had all pleaded not guilty to the charges and the court subsequently granted them

bail. Shortly after his arraignment, Ogunlewe announced his resignation as the institution’s ProChancellor, citing personal reasons, while Oyewole bowed out on May 23, 2017 after completing his five-year tenure as vice chancellor. But delivering judgement yesterday, Justice

Majekodunmi held that the EFCC failed to prove all the allegations against the accused persons. The judge declared that all the evidences presented by the prosecution had been manifestly discredited through cross examination such that the court could not rely on them. He dismissed the suit for lacking in merit.


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World Cup: Ex-internationals ask Super Eagles players to justify selection

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday. On the continent, the three-time African champions moved

two spots up from sixth to the fourth position. Nigeria’s World Cup opponents also maintained their position, with Argentina ranked as fifth, Croatia 18th and

Iceland 22nd. Germany also retained the number one position in the world followed by Brazil. The top ten world rankings are as follows: Germany (1),

Brazil (2), Belgium (3), Portugal (4), Argentina (5), Switzerland (6), France (7), Spain (8) Chile (9) Poland (10). The next Coca-Cola FIFA World Ranking will be released on June 7.

Italy great Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will leave the Turin giants after 17 years but did not call time as expected on his playing career. Buffon, 40, captained Juventus to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season. “To end this adventure with two new victories was important,” the Italian told a press conference at the Allianz Stadium. “Saturday will be my final

match with Juventus.” The former Parma goalkeeper will make his 640th and final Serie A appearance for Juventus against Verona in Turin. Buffon holds the record for going 974 minutes in Serie A football without conceding a goal and has kept 300 clean sheets in 655 competitive club matches. Italy’s most capped player with 176, Buffon could make his international farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.

As more Nigerians react to the Super Eagles provisional list for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, ex-internationals, Bright Omakaro and Friday Ekpo, have advised the players to justify their selection. The team’s Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, had on Monday released a 30-man provisional list ahead of the Mundial. Bright Omokaro, told newsmen that Rohr had played his part as a coach by selecting those he believed should be on the list. Omokaro said that the players should do the needful to earn a slot in the final 23 man squad for the quadrennial competition. “Rohr is a professional who has a name to protect, so I believe he knows the best by selecting these crop of players in the provisional list. “The coach should not allow anybody to influence his final selection but rather it should be based on merit. “Nigerians are watching and expecting the players also to justify their selection,’’ said the former Bendel Insurance defender. Also, Friday Ekpo, a former Super Eagles player, said that

the provisional list did not fall short of his expectation. “Those in the provisional list have all been tested by the coach in one way or the other. “Nigerians are looking forward to the final list of players that will represent them in Russia, Rohr should not give room for external influence. “The final selection should be based on merit,’’ he said. The selected players are Goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Dele Ajiboye. The Defenders are William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olawale Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Stephen Eze and Tyronne Ebuechi. Also, in the Midfield are Mikel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi and Mikel Agu. The Attack are Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo. Nigeria is in same group alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.


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Coach Salisu Yusuf invites Nwakalis, Sadiq, Alhassan, NPFL stars for Atletico friendly

Arsene Wenger backs Mikel Arteta to succeed as Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta has the quality to succeed if given the Arsenal job. Wenger ended his 22year reign as Arsenal boss last season with a number of potential names being mentioned to succeed him among which include Arteta. Arteta, who signed for Arsenal in 2011 from Everton, joined Pep Guardiola’s technical crew at Manchester City last season. City went on to win the Premier League and the Carabao Cup this

season. And Wenger believes the former Arsenal captain is a “leader” who has the right “passion” to coach the London club as they embark upon a new era. “He (Arteta) has all the qualities to do the job, yes and I think as well he is one of the favourites,” Wenger told Bein Sports. “He was a leader, and he has a good passion for the game and he knows the club well, he knows what is important at the club and he was captain of the club. Why Not?” “I left a lot of experience behind me, people who

were with me like Steve Bould who has six years experience, and Jens Lehmann too. “Arteta has been an assistant of (City manager Pep) Guardiola as well, so overall I think he has the qualities.” But Wenger also made it clear he was endorsing any prospective candidate. “I don’t want to influence that publicly because for me I believe it is important that they make their choice in an objective way and after once they make a decision I will support them.”

Nigeria B coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players for Tuesday’s friendly match with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday via a press release. The mostly home-based squad also includes players from overseas such as Holland-based Rio 2016 star Sadiq Umar, Austria-based Alhassan Ibrahim and the Nwakali brothers Chidiebere and Kelechi, based in Scotland and Holland respectively. Plateau United striker Tosin Omoyele and Katsina United defender Destiny Ashadi are also included as well as Akwa United goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo, Enyimba’s Isiaka Oladuntoye, FC IfeanyiUbah defender Adeleye Olamilekan and Lobi Stars’ duo of Olufemi Kayode and Ebube Duru. All invited players are expected to arrive at the Bolton White Apartments Hotel, Abuja on Friday, before the contingent moves to Uyo at the weekend.

INVITED PLAYERS Olufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars) Olorunleke Ojo (Akwa United) Olufemi Thomas (Rangers International) Musa Muhammed (Lokomotiv Plovdiv) Stanley Okoroma (MFM FC) Ebube Duru (Lobi Stars) Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC) Adeleye Olamilekan (FC IfeanyiUbah) Austin Opara (MFM FC) Isiaka Oladuntoye (Enyimba FC) Chinedu Ajana (Katsina United) Raphael Ayagwa (Plateau United) Destiny Ashadi (Katsina United) Kelechi Nwakali (MVV Maastricht, Netherlands) Alhassan Ibrahim (FK Austrian Wien) Chidiebere Nwakali (Aberdeen FC, Scotland) Usman Mohammed (Norway) Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars) Emem Eduok (Kasimpasa FC, Turkey) Sadiq Umar (NAC Breda, Netherlands) Tosin Omoyele (Plateau United) Kadiri Samadi (Lobi Stars) Ibrahim Alhassan (Kano Pillars)

Lionel Messi: I wish Argentina Coach: Serena Williams will be ready to target French Open victory were like Germany Lionel Messi has stated that he wishes his Argentina side were more like defending champions Germany ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Messi was speaking to Argentine sports channel TyC Sports, where he confirmed his admiration for the reigning world champions. The five-time FIFA World Player of the Year winner could not lead Argentina to World Cup glory in the final of the

2014 edition in Brazil as they lost 1-0 to the Germans after extra-time. It was a repeat of the 1990 final in Italy where under the leadership of the legendary Diego Maradona, Argentina also lost 1-0 to Germany (then known as West Germany). “I wish we were more like Germany and worked like them,” Messi said. “They keep working on a long-term plan and rejuvenate the team at the right time.

“They’re already preparing for the next World Cup. They have a different way of preparing, letting people work, and judging them on what they do.” Messi will hope to go one step better than they did four years ago in Brazil as he leads his side to Russia. The two-time world champions are in Group D with Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland at this year’s World Cup.

Serena Williams might well be “stressed and excited” at the prospect of her season clay debut at the French Open, but she remains capable of winning the tournament, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams landed a 23rd major at the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, but Mouratoglou admitted that the American, who lost early in Indian Wells and Miami in March and then withdrew from this month’s Madrid and Rome tournaments, returned to the WTA Tour too soon. Mouratoglou, however, insisted: “Serena will play the French Open to win it. “Can she do it? Serena can achieve anything — after being her coach for six years, I’m even more sure of that statement,” he told wtatennis.com. “After her pregnancy, Serena had to rebuild her body. When she arrived at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy (in Nice), around April 30, we realised that she was not ready yet. The time she lost after the delivery with all the medical issues she had to go through,

was missing,” said Mouratoglou. “That is the reason why we decided to skip Madrid and Rome as she needed five weeks to be perfectly ready. Then we worked with my team in order to prepare a programme for her to get back in her best shape including nutrition, fitness and, of course, tennis. “So far, things are going very well. She is working extremely hard, she is improving in all the areas fast. I am very satisfied and confident that she will be ready for Roland Garros.” Mouratoglou added: “What I find the

most encouraging is her enthusiasm, her motivation, and the quality of her work. Thanks to that, she is making impressive progress. She is hitting the ball great already and her body is getting back to what it used to be. The goal is that she comes back even stronger than before. “She obviously comes back to win and the wait has been long, so she will probably start Roland Garros with a mix of stress because she will want to do well and excitement because playing those events is the reason why she made such huge efforts to come back.”


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Business Times

Daily Times Nigeria Thursday, May 17, 2018

Property eviction: Rights of a Tenant

Lagos spends N1.04bn on Lake Rice subsidy in 3 years

UBA targets empowering students with first ‘UBA Learn’

National carrier to take off in December, 2018 Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo There are indications that the much awaited national carrier for Nigeria will commence operations in the last quarter of this year, precisely in December. General Manager, Public Affairs of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, gave the hint yesterday in a Facebook post. The Daily Times, however, gathered that the information may not be unconnected with a very

crucial meeting held yesterday by the nation’s aviation industry stakeholders with the minister of States on Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in Abuja. The meeting which discussed issues bordering on the sector, including the national carrier was attended by Sirika, Permanent Secretary, Transport, Alh. Sabiu Zakari, Directors from the Ministry, Heads of Aviation Parastatals, Director General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Transaction Advisers,

Heads of Aviation Agencies amongst others. Over the years, many Nigerians have been looking forward for their own national airline. Raising their hopes Sirika had few weeks ago emphasised that Nigeria will soon have a privately-owned national air carrier. Sirika stated this while addressing journalists in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, AU. The minister

said the government would provide an “enabling environment and support”, and would take advantage of the Single Air Transport Market launched by the African Union recently. He said apart from Nigerian entrepreneurs, the African Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the Chinese Exim Bank as well as countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Rwanda, Namibia, and Niger Republic would participate in the initiative.

Customs intercepts 134kg of Indian hemp, arrest 14 smugglers The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A,’ has intercepted eight sacks containing substances suspected to be Cannabis Sativa, otherwise called Indian hemp. The prohibited drugs weighing 134kg was intercepted from drug peddlers who were suspected to have smuggled the product into the country from a neighbouring country. The unit said that in the past one month, it has arrested no fewer than 14 smugglers in the process of either bringing in prohibited goods into the country, concealment of goods or in the process of evading payment of duty to the Federal Government. Comptroller Mohammed Uba Garba, Customs Area Controller in charge of FOU Zone ‘A’, disclosed this during a press briefing in Lagos.

195 communities suffer electricity blackout in Edo, Says Deputy Gov.

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank Plc, Abubakar Suleiman, Chairman, Asue Ighodalo and the Company Secretary, Justina Lewa, during the Bank’s 56th annual general meeting, held at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos... on Thursday.

IGR: FCT to begin automation of Trycle, Okada to rake more revenue Idu Jude, Abuja FCT administration has concluded all arrangement to begin the automation of Okada and keke operators across the satellite towns, to enhance transparency in its operation. According to the media office to the directorate of traffic management, Mr. kalu Emetu in a press statement, plans have reached advanced stage for tri-circle operators and Bicycle riders in the nation’s Capital to be reorganised purposefully. This he said was as the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS)

is finalizing plans with a nongovernmental organization that will make them not only operators but also fabricators of the machines. According to the statement, this new innovation was revealed during a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the Directorate, the President and Founder of Keke Operators Positive Initiative (KOPI), Alhaji Shetima Ibrahim. Shetima said the group’s plan is to make tri-cycle and motor bikes not only to be revenue generators but also to touch lives. Alh. Ibrahim informed his hosts that his organization had gone far

in training some of the operators on how to repair and assemble the motor bikes and tri-cycles which the NGO is doing in partnership with a Chinese firm who are their technical partners. The KOPI president however, expressed disappointment at what he described as security operatives brutality on the operators noting that they are humans and need better treatment. The human right activist noted that most of the operators oftentimes, are under the influence of drugs and can afford to behave funny. The qualifications for selection,

according to Alhaji Ibrahim are those who are not known to disobey constituted authorities, the operators who are not known to break traffic laws or those who do not use the tricycle for what they are not meant for. The Directorate he acknowledged is the regulatory body and should be part of this laudable plan, believing that through the Directorate the NGO will be able to get those who have been law abiding and can make the relationship to succeed. Speaking on Keke and motor bike registration, Alh Ibrahim said it would be proper if the NGO is allowed

The Deputy Governor, Edo State, Mr. Philip Shaibu, has disclosed that over 195 communities in the State have never experienced electricity supply while 128 others have issues of broken down infrastructure that requires rehabilitation. Speaking in Benin during the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee, South-South Interactive Session with electricity consumers in the Edo State capital, Shaibu, who was represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kingsley Ehigiamusor, said that the interim report from a Special Committee set up by the government to carry out a comprehensive status in the State, revealed that 55 communities were under disconnection by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) because they were owing, said 219 transformers were required to replaced broken down ones. While noting that no community enjoys electricity supply for more than eight by electricity consumers in the State stood at N6, 470,543.98. He said, “This interactive session is very germane and most timely considering the huge outcry by electricity consumers all over the country particularly in Edo State.


Money Market B2

Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May 18, 2018

ABCON, NFIU hold joint anti-money laundering, terrorist financing training Stories: Motolani Oseni The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) and Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) yesterday concluded a three-day joint training/sensitization programme on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing. The programme, attended by head offices/zonal secretariats staff of ABCON and key personalities from the NFIU was held at the ABCON Secretariat, in Ikeja Lagos. . Speaking to financial journalists at the end of the training, ABCON President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said the anti-money laundering training is intended to familiarize Bureaux de Change (BDC) operators with the process of money laundering — the criminal business used to disguise the true origin and ownership of illegal cash — and the laws that make it a crime. The training, he said, will create awareness on the need to check money laundering and terrorist financing in this period of electioneering; ensure that BDCs are not used to launder funds by Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). It will also upscale BDCs’ compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) for Banks and Other Financial Institutions in Nigeria Regulations, 2013. Gwadabe explained that the NFIU is the arm of the global financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and the joint training is part of the efforts of the Federal Government in combating money laundering, and financing of terrorist activities within the country. The training is in line with BDCs commitment to meeting their obligations towards the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations. He said the core role of the FIU is that it serves as the country’s central agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information regarding money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the training was an opportunity to get more acquainted with the role of NFIU and have a better understanding on how to file their transaction reports to regulatory agencies. He said the trainings will enable BDCs to understand how to raise the Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) and Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) to know when to submit such reports. He said these reports are raised by operators on suspicious activities of individuals and are submitted to Financial Intelligence Unit. He said the training was also meant to increase BDCs participation and awareness on the reporting portal of NFIU which is www.goaml.nfiu.gov.ng. It is also expected to address the low level of skills in the BDCs subsector to prepare them for global competition and partnerships. The ABCON boss also alerted BDC operators on the circulation of hoarded currency in the economy. He said both the NFIU and BDCs used the training opportunity to discuss Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) penalties on money laundering and terrorist financing adding that an updated code of conducts for BDCs operators in

Nigeria will be unveiled later. The ABCON boss said the training is also backed by the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and Central Bank of Nigeria (AntiMoney Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for Banks and Other Financial Institutions in Nigeria) Regulations, 2013. He said that ABCON has been working assiduously to cover all

aspects relating to fight against money laundering and terrorist financing one of which is capacity building for its members and engagement with key stakeholders. He said that ABCON is committed to raising awareness, confronting and advocating in the areas of money laundering and terrorist financing to address any noticed gap in filling their transaction reports.

Gwadabe said that money laundering and terrorist financing pose not only a threat, but are enormous threats, enormous challenges to the economy, security, and social life in Nigeria, the region and globally. A joint study conducted by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) showed that between 2000 and 2009, about $30.4 billion was illicitly transferred out of

Africa each year. Over a longer period of 30 years, calculated from 1980, the resource drain was between $1.2 and $1.3 trillion. Outflows from West and Central Africa stood at (37 per cent), followed by North Africa (31 per cent) and Southern Africa (27 per cent). The illicit financial flows (IFFs) are derived from various predicate offences of money laundering.

L-R: Special Guest Panelist/ MRS Oil Nig. ltd., Mr. Andrew Gbodume; Director, TVC Communcations, Mr. Roman Redmond; Special Guest Panelist/Pro-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo; Business Coach, Standford Seed, Mrs. Emily Liggett; and Panel Moderator, Mr. Aruosa Osemwegi during 2018 TAMS Summit titled ‘Making Nigeria Work’ in Lagos...on Thursday. Photo: OLATUNJI WALE

UBA targets empowering students with first ‘UBA Learn’ United Bank for Africa (UBA) has introduced a unique and innovative product, called ‘UBA Learn’ targeted at helping students achieve all round academic success. The Product, an online Learning Platform for students powered by Roducate, was launched yesterday, May 17, 2018 with particular emphasis on helping students within the age range of 5-16years and 17-24 attain academic excellence, while ensuring that the parents and teachers keep track and monitor their ward’s educational developments and performance. UBA Learn is accessible online, through a downloadable mobile app and USSD (*919*33#) and is open to both existing customers and non-

customers. Intending customers can have account numbers automatically generated once they enrol on the platform. The platform features academic curricula (e.g. WAEC), NECO, Continuous assessments and tests, financial education, learning/fun games, etc. Speaking at the launch of the Product, Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka said: “United Bank for Africa is a technology-driven company with enormous capability in business. Because education is key to us and is a fundamental human right, we felt a need to extend our capability to education, by revolutionising access to education through technology. “ That’s the main reason we are here

today- to bring knowledge to the doorstep of everyone across Africa and other parts of the world, through this Unique innovation, called UBA learn”. Uzoka continued: “The app is a distinctive and well-tailored product loaded with all the needed learning tools and required subjects put together in a robust manner that is guaranteed to grow with the student early on to when he or she becomes a young adult. “UBA Learn was carefully conceptualised to suit a niche focus of our customers who are mostly students; because more than anything, we are a bank that is particularly passionate about the growth and development of youths especially as it concerns their academic growth as is evidenced in the

plethora of campaigns and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives (CSR) targeted at helping them find their paths in life, e.g. Read Africa Initiative, Campus Ambassadors, National Essay Competition among others”. said Anant Rao, Group Executive, Digital & Consumer Banking. Rao further explained: “UBA Learn is unique in the banking industry because it is a product that suits a special need. The app which empowers student through their mobile device and available in Google play store and app store is a concept where the bank is taking on a mentorship role intended to equip and guide students into a bright future, life of prosperity.” Anant explained.

Ecobank wins best digital strategy award Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa The Pan-African lender won the Best Digital Strategy Award at the Retail Banker International’s prestigious awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hilton Hotel in London last week. Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages digitalisation for scale and ubiquity and

is the key plank in its ambition to be the top consumer financial services franchise in Africa and to achieve its target of serving 100 million customers. The Ecobank Mobile App, which has already been downloaded by over 5 million people, is a unified banking app serving 33 African countries, enabling 24/7 banking services and transactions in 18 different currencies and in four major languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

Ade Ayeyemi, CEO of Ecobank said: “This award is a real vote of confidence for the hard work of everyone at Ecobank and the massive strides that we have made in meeting the changing ways that consumers are demanding to engage with their bank. I’m delighted that Ecobank has achieved this recognition and rest assured that it will strengthen our determination to be the bank of choice for Africa by further developing our products and services to meet our

customers’ needs.” “Ecobank’s digital strategy leverages innovative technology to give Africans the convenience of 24/7 banking wherever and whenever they want. As a pan-African bank we’re absolutely committed to meeting the rapidly changing demands for convenience and functionality that Africans need and demand. It’s part of our ethos and it is also a major step towards eradicating financial exclusion from the continent.”


Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May 18, 2018

B3 Real Estate Tips Housing: Lagos to deliver 14,187 units in joint venture partnership Benjamin Omoike

Property eviction: Rights of a Tenant Stories: Motolani Oseni As a tenant, it is very important to notes that quit is what puts an end to the term created by a tenancy and this is usually stated in the tenancy agreement and where it is not expressly stated, a weekly tenancy is terminated by a week’s notice, a monthly tenancy is terminated by a month’s notice and a quarterly notice is given to terminate a

quarterly tenancy while a yearly tenancy is terminated by six months notice. The nature of a tenancy is determined by reference to the time when rent is paid or demanded. However, some tenancy agreements have shorter or longer notices. Some even state that notices will not be given in the case where the landlord wishes to eject the tenant. This is why it is important to read the tenancy

agreement carefully before signing because the law honours agreement between parties, and in the case where you sign a lawful agreement that limits your rights, you will be bound by it. Claiming you didn’t know holds no water because ignorance of the law affords no excuse. But in the case where the landlord takes you to court as a tenant, the court cannot eject you without hearing from you.

This is because the amended 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria states that all persons in the country have certain undeniable rights which include the Right to Fair hearing. No person (tenant) can be tried in a competent court without allowing him to be heard. As a tenant, you also have the right to sue your landlord if he does not follow the due process of the law and forcibly throws you out.

Housing deficit: Buildcon boosts development at LFTZ with Pracht Smart City Buildcon Global Services Limited, developers of Pracht Garden, Pracht Cluster and Pracht Court, is introducing another luxury and fully serviced estate, the Pracht Smart City in Ibeju Lekki, located within the proximity of the Lekki Deep Sea Port at the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ). The project, which is well positioned in the future business hub of the state, would reduce housing problem at the LFTZ as there would be influx of foreign and local workers in the next two to five years in the area. This cheering news comes on the heels of the announcement by the Federal Government of its commitment to enhance business activities in the state through the deep sea port, coupled with other investments such as the China Africa Lekki Investment Limited,

Dangote Refinery, Lekki Airport and the New Eko Tourist Resort. Speaking on the development, Mrs. Bukunola Gadzama, Chief Executive Officer, Buildcon Global Services Limited, said that her company is positioning its project to attract expatriates, senior executives and senior managers, hence the birth of Pracht Smart City. The estate is sitting on about 200 plots of land which will accommodate different styled structures ranging from apartments (flats), detached houses to terrace duplexes. The estate consists of smart home appliances and complimentary amenities expected in a luxury home. Pracht Smart City also boast of unique smart home appliances such as Amazon Echo Dot, Kwikset (smart entry locks), Ring Video Doorbell Elite, Sonos Wireless Speakers, Phillips Hue (Lighting),

among others. The proximity of the estate to investments at the LFTZ will offer access to an enormous consumer market across West Africa, as it is being developed as a logistics hub for the entire sub-region. The presence of foreign expatriate at Dangote Refinery this year is also anticipated to increase the demand for housing, a situation that would be addressed by Buildcon through the Pracht Smart City. In order to make purchase easy, the company has come up with three years flexible payment plan for subscribers, this project is position as investment platform for subscribers who are willing to be landlords to these expatriates and managers come 2020. According to Gadzama, two bedroom apartment at Pracht Smart City cost N9.8 million, three bedroom apartment is worth N11 million, while four

bedroom terrace duplexes would be sold at N32 million. This include an upfront payment of 30 per cent and upon an initial deposit, a subscriber would be given a milestone agreement which shows the construction stages of the property. She said Buildcon is also offering mortgage opportunities to subscribers, they are partnering with a mortgage bank to provide mortgages at 6 per cent per annum. “The purchase of the houses is for investment purpose and the company will help its subscribers to rent out their apartments at premium rates,” Gadzama explained. Subscribers can also own parcels of land at Ibeju Lekki. About 100 plots of land of 648 square metres are available, with prices ranging from N4 million for outright payment and N5 million for one year instalment plan.

A total of 14,187 housing units will be delivered within the next two years in Lagos; in a joint venture partnership housing scheme project led by the Lagos state government. The state’s 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 Multi-Purpose 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.


Agric Business B4

Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May18, 2018

Lagos spends N1.04bn on Lake Rice subsidy in 3 years As 711,736 families take farming job

Chukwuemeke Iwelunmo Lagos State Government on Thursday said it has subsidized LAKE Rice to the tune of N1.049billion from December 2016 till date, as part of efforts aimed at sustaining food sufficiency and food security in the State. 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, Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Oluwatoyin Suarau said that LAKE Rice, which is being sold at a highly subsidized rate of N12,000 per bag of 50kg, has helped crashed the skyrocketing price of rice in the country. “The State Government has subsidized LAKE Rice under this review period with One Billion, Forty Nine Million, One Hundred and Forty Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Five Naira (N1,049,140,395.00).

This is targeted towards ensuring food sustainability and food security in the state and as an end result, making Lake Rice a national brand,” he said. Suarau explained that the subsidy include cost of transportation, bagging and difference in cost price of the rice from other brands, adding that a total of 150 marketers and other ancillary service providers have been empowered through the sale of LAKE Rice. The Commissioner while restating the commitment of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode led administration to boost the production of rice disclosed that the State government has completed an agreement to acquire and establish a 32 tonnes per hour rice mill with AG (“Bühler”), a leading rice-mill producer in the world stressing that the establishment of the rice mill is targeted at enhancing food security and creating employment in the State. “It is estimated that the partnership would facilitate the creation of 274,000 jobs across the agriculture value chain,

and will also bring about the cultivation of 32,000 hectares of farm land to produce rice paddy, equating to an estimated 130million Kg of processed rice per year which is an equivalent of 2.6milion 50kg bags of rice”, he said. The Commissioner said that the establishment of the state-of-the-art rice mill will serve as a platform for Lagos to partner with other South-West States aside the existing collaboration with Kebbi State. This, he said, was in consonance with the region’s resolve towards achieving economic integration, ensure that adequate rice is supplied to the 32 metric tonnes per hour rice mill and make provision for empowerment programmes for farmers across all the value chains of Agriculture. Suarau said that the present administration has since inception embarked on agricultural policies and programmes aimed at enhancing food security in the Stated noted that State government has made a lot of deliberate efforts to enhance agriculture

with the introduction of programmes in Vegetable farming, poultry, cassava farming and various forms of agroprocessing programmes to the youths. “The State carried out Village Listing Survey in the three Agricultural Zones, namely West (Badagry); East (Ikorodu) and far East (Epe). The survey revealed that the estimated number of families taking farming as primary occupation is 558,420 while that taking it as secondary occupation is 153,316 in the State,” Suarau said. The Commissioner also said that a total of 1,500 farmers and marketers across the Five administrative divisions of the State has been empowered adding also that the Agric Youth Empowerment Scheme has trained over 600 youths in various agricultural enterprises such as Poultry, Fishery and Crop production. “The State Government has also provided 12 units of coconut processing equipment for coconut processors in the State and this include Stainless two ton per hour coconut greater, 7.5 H.P

Rice farm

Electric motor, Industrial burners, Aluminium bowls and spoon among other equipment”, Suarau said. He assured that the present administration was totally committed to ensuring that the State becomes food secured and continue to demonstrate its all-inclusive system of governance as a means of expanding the dividends of democracy.

Lalong flags-off Fertiliser sales

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says he expects an improvement in the level of transparency in the distribution and sale of fertilizer for the twenty eighteen farming season. Governor Lalong stated this at the flag off and sale of fertilizer for the twenty eighteen cropping season in Dengi head quarters of Kanam Local Government Area. Governor Lalong said NPK and Uriah will be sold for five thousand five hundred naira for a bag each and that government has for the first time purchased subsidized organic fertilizer for four thousand five hundred naira a bag. Lalong said extension staff were employed to carry out soil tests to determine the type and quality of soil needed for specific communities across the state. There were goodwill messages by the commissioner for agriculture Hosea Finangwai, chairman of Kanam Hubu Bale, Programme manager PADP Philip Gonap, chairman All Farmers Association of Nigeria Philip Azi and the Long Gomai of Shendam Martin Shaldas. Nineteen thousand metric tones of fertilizer was purchased by the state government for distribution and sale in the twenty eighteen farming season.

FCTA subsidises implement for farmers with N250m Idu Jude, Abuja As part of efforts to ensuring adequate food production for the teeming population of the Federal Capital Territory, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) said it has distributed N250 million to subsidised farm implements. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, during the flag off ceremony Thursday, said the FCT Administration has keyed into President Muhammadu Buhari’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) through agriculture. He explained that the current Administration is working to improve agricultural practices in the FCT

with a view to guaranteeing food security, creating jobs and helping the government save on the foreign exchange that was hitherto expended on food imports. Bello further noted that the Administration is working towards the provision of tractors for improved farming activities in the Territory. The Minister added that the Administration has strengthened the framework for timely distribution of fertiliser and other farm inputs such as improved seeds and herbicides adding that the sales of these inputs would continue on a regular basis at the agroservice centres in various parts of FCT, namely; Karshi, Gwagwa, Abaji, and Gwagwalada among others. In his words: “Our presence here

today, certainly, bears eloquent testimony of the Administration’s commitment, not only to ensure adequate food production, but also creation of other products in the agricultural value chain. “We believe this is possible because FCT is endowed with a vast tract of agricultural lands, abundant human resources and large market for goods and services. These also offer great potentials for value addition for FCT farm products and development of the rural economy.” Among the high points of the day’s event was also the distribution of motorcycles to FCT Extension staff for the purpose of strengthening the extension delivery system. The Minister, however, solicited

the cooperation of traditional rulers and the entire residents to strengthen agriculture as the foundation for a strong industrial base and economic prosperity, noting that the FCTA cannot do this alone. The Secretary, FCT Agric and Rural Development Secretariat, Hon. Nzekwe Stanley while buttressing the FCT Minister’s remarks, said the FCT Agric Secretariat has procured fertilisers to be distributed at subsidised rate to genuine farmers. He said 20,000 farmers have also been targeted for the Accelerated Agric Development Scheme (AADS) which is a presidential initiative being executed through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bank of Agriculture.

Hon. Nzekwe also disclosed that the Agric AADS will provide soft loans in this farming season to over 5,000 young men and women who are genuine farmers and are identifiable through the Chiefdoms and Area Councils. The Secretary further noted that the FCT Administration is collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the IITA, Leventis Foundation, JICA and other international organisations to ensure the youths of the FCT and women are trained on modern skills of agriculture. He urged the Area Councils and Chiefdoms to encourage the youths, women and farmers to come into Agriculture and avail themselves of these developmental packages.


Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May 18, 2018

B5 Motoring

Top best luxury cars When it comes to the best luxury cars is a matter of what you want or love other that what you need. Cause these cars are things of not only beauty but the best quality comfort, ultimate performance and breathe taking experience one can ever ask for. On top of that best luxury cars show come this that class in terms of price, come to think of it why call it a luxury car if any Tom, Dick, and Harry is able to buy and own one. You have to have deep pockets for you to experience things of beauty (no pun intended). Below is a brief overview of some of the 10 best luxury cars in the market right now.

Mercedes S-Class You think Mercedes, you think class and success. For many years Mercedes S-Class has been termed as the best luxury car or rather the luxury car to beat with the like of Audi and BMW fighting tooth and nail to reach its ranks. Mercedes has got some of the most amazing engines out there but the one thing that makes it stand out is it diesel-electric hybrid engines.

Range Rover It might have an SUV-like design but Range Rover is also a comfortable just like all the luxury cars available out there. What makes Range Rover stand out above all its rivals in the best luxury cars list, is height. It also has an impressive beast-like view from the back. On drawback from it is that its height give difficulty to get into the car but there is a solution. The makers, Land Rover has designed it with an air suspension that is possible to lower it making getting in and out of the car easier.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Rolls-Royce Ghost has got a beautiful and amazing cabin that give it not only pure class but also ultra-

modern efficiency. It also provides calm and refined driving experience that should and is associated with a Rolls-Royce. Its price of over $200,000 gives it all it takes to be a luxury car.

Bentley Flying Spur Bentley Flying Spur is the smaller version of a limousine with four doors. It also uses the same version of the Continental GT’s platform, meaning it comes with 4-wheel drive and the brand’s 6-liter W12 and a brand new 4-liter twin turbo V8 engines. Making it have an amazing performance and engine power. On the inside, the Bentley Flying Spur is finished with the finest wood and leather trim which makes it look spectacular and beautiful. This provides more comfort even at high speed.

BMW 7 series It has been BMW 7 series’ all-time goal to meet Mercedes S-Class’ standards. There was an upgrade on it around summer 2012 where there was an improvement in its design, it was given a more efficient engine and was incorporated with more advanced technology. But with a starting price of about $70,000 for it petrol-electric engine model, it is one of the luxury cars to choose.

Porsche Panamera hatchback Unlike its predecessor which had issues with design, this new version of Porsche Panamera is simply beautiful. It has a beautifully designed and finished interior and is staggeringly quick hence giving you that amazing sports car feel.

Audi A8 The Audi A8 is one of the greatest rivals of Mercedes S-Class. It is beautiful and well designed with one of the top quality materials and a logical cabin. Its dashboard is equipped with a touch pad where you get to spell sat-nav with your finger. It comes with leather heated seats that are electronically adjustable and four-zones climate control. The cabin is up tops. Making Audi A8 one of the best luxury cars to go for.

Jaguar XJ Jaguar XJ is one most outstanding luxury car that has over time been worthy of competing for the likes of Audi A8, Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 series due to it pure design and fantastic driving experience. With speed, low body and high-class cabin, Jaguar XJ gives you that feeling that you are driving a sports car. Lexus LS Lexus LS is a hi-tech hybrid luxury car, meaning it is a petrol-electric model. It is also available in 2 wheelbases and 2 engine options that is – the LS 460, the 4.6-liter V8 or the LS 600h, the 5-liter V8 equipped with an electric motor and batteries. Thus the Lexus LS hybrid can run on only electric power. Its interior very comfortable and the back seats provide electric massage. It has a rear entertainment system that can keep the passengers busy. Maserati Quattroporte Having been given a facelift, the Maserati Quattroporte is now becoming a rival to the likes of Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ and other luxury cars. It now has a more efficient petrol engine, a beautiful interior and easier to handle. It also boasts of its great speed.


Business Feature B6

Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May 18, 2018

Republic of Congo and OPEC: A marriage of mutual convenience In January, officials from the Republic of Congo announced the country’s application for membership of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). This is no small move. After years of challenges with the collapse in the price of oil, the Republic of Congo is emerging with a renewed agenda, focused on becoming an active voice on the global stage, rather than a silent victim of international oil price swings. For Congo, OPEC membership means greater access to information, partnerships, contacts and a voice at the decision-making table. But, perhaps more than ever, it is OPEC that is to benefit from the rise in African political voices. At nearly 2 billion barrels of proven crude oil reserves in a vastly underexplored territory, Congo represents a sleeping giant amidst African oil producers. An improved business climate has brought profound benefits to the country’s oil industry. New developments by French oil company Total in Congolese territory are set to expand the country’s oil output from 280,000 barrels per day to 350,000 in 2018. An enhanced sector outlook coupled with new discoveries and strong leadership by younger and more capable leaders is rapidly attracting the interest of investors across the world. The election of Thérésa Goma to the position of director general of hydrocarbons in March is an example of a change in mentality, as is the ascendance of Jean Marc Tchicaya to the position of hydrocarbons minister — a younger and more dynamic figure than any of his predecessors. Brazzaville is the host city of the headquarters of the African Petroleum Producers Organization, a club that has been gaining renewed relevance in recent years as African leaders search for intra-African cooperation on matters of energy. Further, Congo has also been expanding its bilateral relationships with the likes of Angola, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, moving towards a new policy of gas utilization. The entrance of Congo as an active voice in OPEC can bring a much stronger

The Republic of the Congo has suffered dearly during the oil collapse, and Congolese President Denis Nguesso has pledged that the country will no longer endure the effects of global decision-making in the oil industry without a voice. In an official communiqué announcing the bid for OPEC membership, he stated that he wished to “place our country in the rank of the world’s leaders.”

foothold for the Viennabased organization in the African oil circle, and reinforce its capability to coordinate production cuts and joint-strategies across the continent when necessary. For OPEC, this means greater representation, greater control over the world’s output, and in the end, greater power. For Congo, the country will sit side-by-side with key oil giants, like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela; as well as Gabon, Angola, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, further reinforcing the strength of African voices amongst the cartel. It will be able to learn and contribute to policy and decision-making, and it will be ever more prepared to deal with the volatility of crude prices. Congo’s bid for integration within the cartel also comes at a paramount moment for African foreign policy, as dependence on commodity prices and shifts in the international order have made ever more apparent the need for regional and intra-

continental cooperation. OPEC’s new lease of life The successful results of the production cuts by OPEC have shown the cartel is regaining its standing on the international stage, demonstrating flexibility to new market realities. Mohammad Barkindo, the Nigerian Secretary General of OPEC, spearheaded the landmark December 2016 agreement that saw the oil cartel and 11 non-OPEC members sign on to cut down 1.8 million barrels of crude oil per day (2% of global output), which has been extended until the end of 2018 and resulted in the progressive rising of crude oil to more sustainable prices that we witness today. However, OPEC cannot sit idle on its own success. The need for coordination with several non-members for any global strategy to work demonstrates how the organization needs to secure a wider net and solidify its position in order to continue to reach its goals. Its agenda

is aligned with that of African nations at a time when these players wish to have more control over the commodities they are so dependent on. Congo’s move towards membership of OPEC is a major landmark step that should not only be greeted and celebrated by the cartel, but also be followed by other nations across the continent. As the world’s remaining frontier market for oil exploration, Africa is increasingly positioning itself as the linchpin region for the future of the world’s energy industry. African nations cannot afford to not be at the negotiating table when the great decisions about their future are made, and neither can OPEC afford to keep them out. NJ Ayuk is an energy lawyer, a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, and a well-known dealmaker in the petroleum and power sectors. He is the author of Big Barrels: African Oil and Gas and the Quest for Prosperity. He is the founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Africa Energy Chamber of Commerce.


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Africa’s new debt binge: What are the risks? Nonetheless, recent eurobond issuances by African countries have been met with huge interest. A major reason for this is that “Africa has the highest sovereign eurobond yield in the world, at 6% compared to 5.5% for emerging markets and 4% for developing nations in the Asia-Pacific region,” says Ibrahim Sagna, director and head of advisory and capital markets at Cairo-based African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank). “A supportive global backdrop, positive emerging market sentiment and yieldhungry investors means that African policymakers would be missing a trick by not capitalising on the attractive current rates on offer by international markets,” adds Ronak Gopaldas, director at Signal Risk, a consultancy. Take the case of Senegal’s $2.2bn eurobond issuance in early March. The West African sovereign got more than $10bn in bids. Such is the interest that in mid-March Ghana upped its ambition: it now wants to issue a $2.5bn eurobond, $500m more than announced by its finance minister, Ken OforiAttah, in February. And what does the sovereign need the money for? It wants to use $1bn to fund its 2018 budget and the extra $1.5bn to refinance existing foreign debt. Similarly, South Africa is expected to tap the dollar debt market for as much as $3bn soon. In mid-January, Angola also unveiled plans to issue a $2bn eurobond this year, as part of a broader economic plan. African sovereigns that already have dollar accounts credited this year from eurobond issuances are Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya. In midFebruary, Egypt issued $4bn in eurobonds. With bids of $12bn, three times the amount sought, the authorities issued bonds of three tenors: a five-year tranche at 5.58%, 10-year tranche at 6.59% and 30-year tranche at 7.9%. Just months before, Egypt secured a three-year $12bn loan from the IMF, in addition to $7bn in eurobonds raised in 2017. What did Egypt need the money for? To boost its foreign exchange reserves, is the official response. And judging from plans revealed by Egyptian authorities in September 2017 to sell at least $10bn in

eurobonds this year, there is likely to be another $6bn worth of issuances, including a likely euro-denominated one, before end-2018. Five times oversubscribed In the same month as the most recent Egyptian issuance, Nigeria also sold a $2.5bn eurobond at yields of 7.1% on the 12-year tranche and 7.7% on the 20-year tranche. Orders were about $12bn; almost five times the principal amount on offer. Three months earlier, the West African sovereign had issued its third foreign currency bond of 2017, securing as much as $11bn in orders, almost four times the two-part $3bn issuance. The Nigerian authorities have been clear on what the money from the dollar debt would be used for: to fund the 2018 budget and refinance

Five African countries are currently experiencing problems in servicing their debts, according to the IMF

existing debt. Of particular interest is the refinancing of the government’s local currency debt. Considering the potential foreign exchange risk, the plan is understandably controversial, although lower naira yields in the aftermath have vindicated the fiscal authorities’ position thus far. In the same month of February, Kenya sold a $2bn eurobond at yields of 7.25% and 8.25% for the 10-year and 30-year tranches respectively. The issuance came just weeks after a credit rating downgrade by Moody’s and revelations that the IMF had for months blocked the authorities from accessing a much-celebrated $1.5bn emergency facility over disagreements on the authorities’ fiscal consolidation plans. Despite all this, the sovereign received $14bn in bids, seven times the amount on offer. Investors were also clearly unfazed by what was still a delicate political situation in the country and unresolved allegations that the proceeds from its $2bn debut eurobond issue some four years earlier were misappropriated. Put together, thus far this year to mid-March, African countries have issued some $11bn in euro­bonds, just $7bn shy of total issuances last year. In light of warnings by the IMF and a loan default by

Mozambique to a foreign bank in 2017, a cautious reception to these latest issuances would not have been unusual. Investment case is strong Judging from the order books, however, investors could not care less. They are not being irrational. African sovereign debt defaults remain the exception, not the norm; at least, not since the Paris Club of debtors forgave the predominantly African highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) about $40bn in debt in 2005. When you add in the juicy yields, some argue, the investment case is a no-brainer. These new African eurobond issuances are aimed at securing what are still very attractive yields, as America’s Federal Reserve Bank continues on a monetary tightening path, with at least three interest rate hikes expected this year alone. Other global central banks have also signalled that the end of their quantitative easing programmes is in sight, with the Fed already ahead in paring its bond purchases. So some of the new eurobond issuances by African sovereigns are pre-emptory. But a chunky portion of these issues are for the refinancing of existing debt, in foreign and local currencies. Some are also motivated by political ends, as incumbent governments race

to complete projects ahead of crucial elections. Verner Ayukegba, principal analyst for sub-Saharan African economics and country risk at London-based IHS Markit, thinks that some of the issuances are also aimed at “diversifying revenue away from oil and other resources (in the cases of Nigeria, Angola, and Ghana for instance) in light of their price volatility in the international markets.” Regardless of the motivation, however, the risks are the same. If caution is not exercised, the debt binge could eventually take African countries back to the dark days of old when almost all of some countries’ public revenue was used to service debt. With some African countries already devoting at least half of their annual revenue to servicing debt, this is not a far-fetched scenario. So fears about debt sustainability are quite germane. “Sustainability will depend on a country by country basis; Congo and Mozambique have shown the limits with defaults,” says Ayukegba. “Nigeria seems to still have a better chance due to better diversification in its economy and relatively lower debt to GDP,” he adds. Examining the risks So in general, is there cause for concern? Afrexim­bank’s Sagna is conditionally optimistic: “If African sovereigns make effective use of the captured proceeds, there is a confluence of events which may just lay the basis of aligned interests. After all, the continent’s credit story is improving nicely after years of slow deterioration, and this growing appetite from global investors may have just found a quite hospitable home.” Signal Risk’s Gopaldas adds a note of caution: “[Since] this is primarily a ‘search for yield’ play [for international investors] rather than a domestic one, any major change in the global economy from its current ‘Goldilocks’ scenario could drastically alter the equation and see debt servicing costs spike. If investors become more discriminatory with their capital, the spotlight will shift more to country-specific issues – here countries with ‘bad politics and bad economics’ could be in the firing line. Authorities would therefore be well advised to guard against complacency.”


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Real reason I took part in Big Brother Naija -Tobi Bakre Tobi Bakre sure played his cards well as one of the finalist of the 2018 edition of the Big Brother Naija show and emerged second runner at the end of the event despite the fact that he was the fans favourite housemate. Back to reality, Tobi sure has a lot to offer to the general public as he is currently putting one foot at a time. In this chat with MUTIAT ALLI, Tobi reveals his journey to BBN house, supposed relationship with fellow housemates ‘Alex’ amongst others. Enjoy…

Did you ever believe that you would make it to the top five of the BBN reality television show? When I entered the house I actually planned for the worst case scenario and that was to leave in a week or two. I compared myself with other contestants and felt I would leave within two weeks but I felt that it was a platform that within two week if you are able to sell yourself and potential

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Ebola outbreak spread to DR Congo city The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million about 130km (80 miles) from where the first cases were confirmed. The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa. At least 44 people are thought to have been infected with ebola and 23 deaths are being investigated. Ebola is a serious infectious illness that causes internal bleeding and often proves fatal. It can spread rapidly through contact with small amounts of bodily fluid and its early flu-like symptoms are not always obvious. The World Health Organization (WHO) has called an emergency meeting of experts to talk about the risk that Ebola might spread beyond DR Congo. It will meet on Friday to decide whether to declare an international public health emergency which would trigger a larger global response, like in the case of the 2014-16 Western African Ebola outbreak and the 2016 Zika virus in Latin America. Why is the spread to a city such a worry? The 2014-16 West Africa outbreak, which killed 11,300 people, was particularly deadly because it spread to the capital cities of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Senior WHO official Peter Salama said the spread to Mbandaka meant there was the potential for an “explosive increase” in cases. “This is a major development in the outbreak,” he told the BBC. “We have urban Ebola, which is a very different

Twenty-three people are known to have died animal from rural Ebola. The potential for an explosive increase in cases is now there.” Mr Salama, the WHO’s deputy director-general for emergency preparedness and response, said Mbandaka’s location on the Congo river, widely used for transportation, raised the prospect of Ebola spreading to surrounding countries such as CongoBrazzaville and the Central African Republic as well as downstream to Kinshasa, a city of 10 million people. “This puts a whole different lens on this outbreak and gives us increased urgency to move very quickly into Mbandaka to stop this new first sign of transmission,” he said. What is being done to contain the outbreak? So far only three of the 44 cases have

been confirmed as Ebola and involve people who are still alive, the WHO says. There are a further 20 probable cases and 21 suspected cases. The cases were recorded in three health zones of Congo’s Equateur province Isolation and rudimentary Ebola case management facilities had been set up in Mbandaka to cope with cases, Mr Salama said. The disease may have been brought there, he said, by two or three people who had attended the funeral of an Ebola victim in Bikoro to the south of Mbandaka before travelling to the city. On Wednesday more than 4,000 doses of an experimental vaccine sent by the WHO arrived in Kinshasa with another batch expected soon. These would be given as a priority to people in Mbandaka who had been in

contact with those suspected of carrying the Ebola virus before people in any other affected area, in order to stop Ebola spreading in the urban region and beyond, Mr Salama said. The vaccine from pharmaceutical firm Merck is unlicensed but was effective in limited trials during the West Africa Ebola Outbreak. It needs to be stored at a temperature of between -60 and -80 C. Electricity supplies in Congo are unreliable. Health workers had identified 430 people who may have had contact with the disease and were working to trace more than 4,000 contacts of Ebola patients, who had spread across northwest DR Congo, the WHO said. Many of these people were in areas only reachable by motorbike, Mr Salama said.

UN deploys more peacekeepers to South Sudan’s Unity state

Chinese forces serving with the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS)

The UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity state to protect civilians who are being targeted in clashes between the government and rebel troops, the mission said on Thursday. Nearly 1.76 million people have been displaced internally since fighting broke out in 2013 between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and the former vice president he sacked, Riek Machar, the UN said. A series of peace deals signed by the parties at the behest of regional groups like the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been violated, with the latest violence taking place in Unity state, which hosts abandoned oil fields. “What we are witnessing on the ground is the deliberate killing of civilians as well as the sexual violation

and abduction of women and children,” David Shearer, the head of the UN mission, said in a statement. Dozens have been killed in the area in recent weeks, UNMISS said. “Our fresh deployment will enable peacekeeping troops to patrol deeper to reach remote villages where the worst atrocities are taking place to create a protective presence and deter further fighting.” At least 30 villages in the area had been attacked by the warring parties, Shearer said, adding that thousands of civilians were fleeing to Leer from Koch. Those who are displaced were seeking refuge near the UN base, with the majority being children, the head of the mission said, demanding that those who are violating laws by attacking civilians should be held to account.

Putin: Russia to press ahead with military modernisation

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will maintain a high tempo of modernizing its military arsenals this year. Speaking Thursday at a meeting with the top military brass in the southern Russian city of Sochi, Putin said the Russian air forces would receive 160 new aircraft this year and the army is to get 500 new armored vehicles and artillery systems. He added the navy would commission 10 warships. Putin warned military industry leaders that they bear personal responsibility for meeting the new weapons procurement targets. Thursday’s meeting was the latest in a series of conferences on military issues Putin chaired this week at his Black Sea retreat. The Kremlin has conducted a sweeping military modernization program amid tensions with the West over the fighting in Ukraine, Syria and other disputes.

Hawaii Mount Kilauea: Explosive eruption at volcano An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has sent ash 30,000ft (9,100km) into the sky. The US Geological Survey says the eruption took place at 04:15 local time (14:15 GMT). Staff at the volcano observatory and the national park had been previously evacuated. Since a new zone of Mount Kilauea began erupting almost two weeks ago, lava has wrecked dozens of homes and forced hundreds of people to be evacuated. A red aviation code had already been issued - warning pilots to avoid the potentially damaging ash cloud. The USGS had warned that an explosive eruption at Kilauea was becoming more likely as the volcano’s lava lake was lowering. This increases the risk of highly explosive steam-powered eruptions as the magma meets underground water. Hawaii’s emergency management agency advised people in the area affected by ash to stay in their homes if possible. Kilauea is one of five active volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and has been erupting continuously, though not explosively, for more than 30 years. Its last explosive eruption took place in 1924. Even before Thursday morning’s explosive eruption, the ash plume from the volcano could be seen from the International Space Station.


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Kim Jong-un’s warning shot to the US over nuclear talks North Korea is making its demands clear. This has very little to do with military drills and more to do with the Sunday talk shows in the US during which John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, outlined what might be on offer if Kim Jong-un gave up his nuclear weapons. The North Koreans have been watching and they do not like what they have heard. The whole reason the state has spent years building up a nuclear arsenal, at such a great cost, is for survival. So to compare denuclearisation in North Korea with Libya - as John Bolton did on Sunday - is not going to offer much comfort. The regime collapsed and its leader did not survive. The root of the problem is one of language and interpretation. Rival agendas For months, the world has heard that North Korea is willing to denuclearise and many analysts in South Korea raised their eyebrows. They warned that there was a gap between what the US and North Korea would mean by that. America wants North Korea to give up its weapons over a set period of time and only then will it be given economic rewards. They also want the process to be quick, perhaps over a couple of years. North Korea’s definition of denuclearisation is very different. It has always talked in terms of the entire peninsula. That means the US has to act too - perhaps cutting the number of troops based in South Korea or also getting rid of the nuclear umbrella it uses to protect the region. If the state is going to give up its weapons it will also want security guarantees Go Myong-Hyun from the Asan Institute thinks Donald Trump has “finally met

The two leaders are due to meet in Singapore on 12 June his match” when it comes to geopolitical negotiations. “The US appears to have been coming up with additional and more stringent demands that North Korea didn’t like. What they’re saying is if you keep giving demands that we don’t like, we are willing to walk way.” There are, however, signs some sort of a deal can still be done. John Delury, professor of history at Yonsei University, is optimistic. He described this as a “hiccup” but believes the situation could be diffused with the right message. “North Korea didn’t say it wasn’t going to give up its nukes. It said we are not going to denuclearise if you’re going to

The release of three Americans from prison was a major concession by North Korea

hold a gun to our head. They’re not going to give up this deterrent for nothing. They’re saying this process is going to have to be reciprocal and you’re going to have to do stuff just like we do stuff.” This announcement is a warning shot to the Trump administration. Playing Trump? North Korea is obviously aware how much President Trump wants this summit, as Go Myong-Hyun points out. “He’s been spending a couple of weeks taking credit for the positive outcome. North Korea has realised President Trump’s political capital is invested in this. Another way of putting it is he is trapped in this process. If President Trump doesn’t stop making demands and

not offering anything in return then he’s going to lose his summit.” The “taking credit’ part has also irritated Pyongyang. There were signs of it during the US secretary of state’s latest visit to the North Korean capital. At one point, a senior official turned to Mike Pompeo after a warm toast and reminded him that this process had not come about due to the Trump administration’s maximum pressure strategy or sanctions. North Korea wants the world to know that it is coming to the negotiating table from a position of strength. It may also feel that it is making all the concessions. It has suspended all missile tests and released the three US detainees. Kim Jong-un met President Moon and the pair signed a declaration, and they are about to dismantle a nuclear test site in front of international media. So to hear the Trump administration claiming credit for a deal it does not like has been a step too far. Many will say this move is straight out the Pyongyang playbook. That North Korea has a history of walking away from talks and deals. It does. It also has a lot more experience at this kind of diplomacy than the current US administration. The development will hand sceptics more ammunition to say that this time is not different, as so many had hoped. And that after all the smiles and handshakes and walks in the garden with President Moon, Kim Jong-un remains untrustworthy. That makes the next few steps even more difficult. South Korea and the US must decide how to respond. Do they cave in and offer a concession? Perhaps scale down the military exercises? Or do they tough this one out and hope Kim Jong-un wants this historic summit with the US president just as much as the other way around? Source: BBC.COM


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Royal wedding 2018: Meghan sad over dad’s wedding absence Meghan Markle has confirmed that her father, who had been expected to walk her down the aisle, will not be at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. In a statement, she said she had “always cared” for her father and hoped he could be given the space he needed to focus on his health. There had been doubts Thomas Markle would attend, after it was reported he underwent heart surgery on Wednesday. Hours after her statement, Ms Markle was seen in Windsor with Prince Harry. The couple were driven along the procession route with a police escort. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also spotted in Windsor for the dress rehearsal for the wedding. It was the first time the duchess has been seen in public since introducing Prince Louis, her third child, to the world on the steps of St Mary’s Hospital in London little over three weeks ago. The rehearsal in Windsor drew hundreds of children, parents and pets who were keen to get into the party mood early. Many were dressed in red, white and blue, and waved union jacks as carriages and cavalry soldiers passed by. The sun was out for the rehearsal - and looks set to stay for Saturday. BBC Weather is forecasting a sunny, breezy day, with temperatures reaching 21C (70F) in the late afternoon. Thomas Markle had been due to arrive in the UK in the days before the wedding to meet the prince for the first time. But in the run up to the wedding, he became caught up in controversy after allegedly staging photographs with the paparazzi. The pictures showed Mr Markle - apparently unaware he was being

I have always been a daddy’s girl, Ms Markle has said of her dad, Thomas photographed - carrying out preparations for the wedding, including being measured for a suit. On Monday, Mr Markle reportedly told US celebrity news website TMZ that he would not attend the ceremony to avoid embarrassing his daughter. TMZ later reported that Mr Markle wanted to be there - although it might not be possible because of health concerns. In a third report, the website said that health issues and planned surgery would prevent him from attending after all. Ms Markle’s estranged half-sister, Samantha, said he had faced “unbelievable stress”. His absence leaves a big question mark over who will walk Ms Markle down the aisle.

Her mother, Doria Ragland, who arrived in the UK on Wednesday, would be one option, as would Prince Charles, Harry’s father - or she could choose to walk alone. Ms Markle has 10 bridesmaids and pageboys, all under the age of eight. She decided against having a maid of honour because she wanted to avoid choosing between her closest friends. The rehearsal of the carriage procession went largely without a hitch, although some horses were seen veering out of line. The world’s media, royal superfans and locals watched the military parade through the streets. About 250 members of the armed forces are expected to take part on Saturday.

Belgium migrants: Girl dies after police chase van A two-year-old girl was found with fatal injuries after a van carrying 30 Kurdish migrants was chased by police for an hour in southern Belgium. Police say the girl died soon afterwards and have revealed that there was a scuffle and shots were fired. The chase began on the E42 motorway outside the town of Namur. The van drove west for several kilometres, evading police. Eventually it collided with another vehicle near Mons and the girl was found. It took 15 police cars and some 30 police to bring the drama to an end at around 03:00 (01:00 GMT) on Thursday. Belgian media have reported that the girl, who was with her mother, had been held out of a van window apparently to keep the police

at a distance. Local prosecutors told the BBC they could not confirm the reports. When the van finally stopped police said people emerged from the vehicle and moved towards them. After a struggle, officials said that police fired shots but stressed the girl was not hit by gunfire. At least 30 people were inside the van, including children, they said. Police in France say people smugglers were involved in the drama, but that was not confirmed by local officials. Hours after the incident in the early hours of Thursday, a group of some 60 migrants reacted by blocking a motorway near Dunkirk, south of the Belgian border in France. Migrants staying at the nearby GrandeSynthe camp had known the girl who had died as she was part of a family who had been

staying in the gym, said French police. Twenty people were detained and the migrants then returned to Grande-Synthe, where some were searched by French CRS riot police. Belgian authorities said a post mortem examination would take place to find out what had caused her death. It was not clear whether the driver had got away but a number of the passengers would be interviewed, they said. A police patrol had tried to stop the van because it was being driven in a strange manner. A police check then indicated it was carrying false number plates, reports said. A minister in the French-speaking WalloniaBrussels government, André Flahaut, sent his condolences to the girl’s family. “The politics of chasing migrants is bound to end in drama,” he said on Twitter.

Denmark to withdraw special forces from Iraq

Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen

NATO-member Denmark said Thursday its special forces taking part in the US-led coalition against Daesh in Iraq would be withdrawn following the defeat of the extremist group. “We have now reached a point where we can begin withdrawing our special forces because (IS) no longer has control over large areas in Iraq,” Danish foreign minister Anders Samuelsen said in a statement. Samuelsen added: “It is important to stress that the fight against IS isn’t over yet,” adding Denmark would continue its contribution in the fight against Daesh with a radar facility and ground staff. Up to 60 special forces were sent to Iraq in 2016

to train and advise Iraqi soldiers after a vote by the Danish parliament. The forces also took part in operations on the Iraqi-Syrian border, providing intelligence and ad hoc air support. “Their Iraqi partners are now ready to stand on their own two feet,” Danish defence minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen said in the statement. “(IS) have been forced away from virtually all the areas which the terrorist organisation occupied in Iraq,” he added. The Scandinavian nation currently has around 180 troops stationed at the Al-Asad air base near Baghdad, where they have been training Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish security forces.

2 women held over Paris knife attack –Prosecutor Two women were detained for questioning Thursday in connection with a deadly knife attack in Paris last weekend, France’s top anti-terror prosecutor Francois Molins said. Molins also said that Abdoul Hakim A., a friend of the knifeman Khamzat Azimov, would be brought before a judge Thursday and potentially charged over his role in the attack. He said he did not want to give more details of the two women for now, but a source close to the inquiry said one was Ines Hamza, a radicalized 19-year-old who married Abdoul Hakim A. before trying to leave for Syria in January 2017. Azimov killed a 29-year-old man in the busy Opera district of the French capital on Saturday night before being shot and killed by police. Molins said five other people had been wounded, and not four as previously reported. He also said the deceased victim had been stabbed six times, with at least one “indicating an attempt to cut his throat.” Witnesses said Azimov yelled “Allahu akbar” (God is greatest) during the rampage, for which the Daesh group has claimed responsibility, later releasing a video purporting to show Azimov pledging allegiance to the extremist group. Azimov, a 20-year-old naturalized Frenchman of Chechen origin, had been on France’s two main watch lists for suspected radicals since 2016. His friend Abdoul Hakim, also 20 with Chechen origins and also on watch lists, was detained Sunday in the eastern city of Strasbourg, where the two men grew up, and later transferred to the headquarters of France’s domestic intelligence services in Paris. “He has denied any implication in either preparing or carrying out the acts as well as any recent links with Khamzat Azimov, claiming not to have seen or been in contact with him for several months,” Molins said. But he added that examinations of telephone networks showed that shortly before the attack, Abdoul Hakim has sent his sister a text message of “a militants’ chant regularly used by Daesh.” Investigators want to determine if Abdoul Hakim “may have influenced Azimov in his extremist quest or knew he was planning this attack,” the source said. During a search of his home in Strasbourg police found seven cellphones but were unable to locate the phone he used most often, sources close to the case said. “This telephone, he probably threw it away. He told investigators that he had gone to the gym and lost it there,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told RTL radio on Wednesday. He also revealed that Azimov had carried out his attack “with one of his mother’s kitchen knives.” Azimov’s parents were released from custody on Tuesday after investigators found no incriminating elements during questioning. The attack brings to 246 the number of victims from a string of attacks in france by Daesh extremists since 2015.


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Daily Times Nigeria Friday, May 17, 2018

Pakistan, US at loggerheads over the US Senate committee doctor who helped track down Bin Laden confirms Trump’s pick for CIA chief A key US Senate panel has approved President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, paving the way for her confirmation to lead the spy agency. The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 10-5 behind closed doors to approve her nomination on Wednesday. Despite criticism of her ties to the CIA’s former “enhanced interrogation” programme for “terror” suspects in the years after the September 11 attacks, Haspel is expected to become the agency’s first female director. Senator Richard Burr, the committee’s Republican chairman, said in a statement that Haspel is the best person to lead the CIA, saying she “has acted morally, ethically, and legally” during her career. Haspel, a 33-year CIA veteran, is currently its acting director. She faces what will likely be a close confirmation vote in the full Senate. That is in part because she was the CIA chief of station in Thailand in 2002, where the agency ran one of its secret “black” prisons where suspected al-Qaeda detainees were interrogated using methods that included waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning widely considered torture. The vote could occur before the end of the week. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s topranking Democrat, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, and four other Democrats expressed support for Haspel. “As director of the CIA, Gina Haspel will be the first operations officer in more than five decades to lead the agency,” Warner said in a statement. “Most importantly, I believe she is someone who can and will stand up to the president if ordered to do something illegal or immoral - like a return to torture,” he said. She needs a majority to be confirmed in the 100-member Senate, which Republicans control 51-49. During her confirmation hearing on May 9, Haspel said the CIA would not resume the programme and allow torture, even if she was ordered to do so by the president. Trump vowed as a candidate to resume waterboarding and promised techniques “a hell of a lot worse”. Earlier on Wednesday, Gerald Staberock, secretary-general of the World Organization Against Torture, said Haspel’s confirmation would send a “terrible message by the US that torture is not a crime”. “Usually it should bring you to prison, but not into heading the country’s key intelligence office,” Staberock told Al Jazeera. “It’s a message to everybody in the CIA and the security apparatus that you can make a career while you torture people.” When Haspel visits other parts of the world she will have “zero authority” to speak out against abuse and torture, Staberock added.

The United States has expressed concerns over the safety of a doctor who helped track down Osama bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist, following his transfer to a maximum security prison in Pakistan. “We are aware of reports that Dr. Shakil Afridi has been transferred to another prison,” Heleana White, the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs spokesperson, told Arab News. “We expect the government of Pakistan to take all necessary measures to ensure Dr. Afridi’s safety.” The doctor, regarded a hero by the US but a villain in Pakistan, was transferred last month from Peshawar Central jail, where he was held since 2012 after being charged with anti-state activity and colluding with terrorists. The Inspector General for Prisons in the northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Shahid Ullah, told Arab News that Afridi was moved on April 27 to the heavily guarded Rawalpindi Central jail outside Islamabad, but declined to comment on the reason for the sudden transfer. KP government adviser on prisons, Malik Qasim Khattak, said: “It was our longstanding demand to shift Dr. Afridi from Peshawar.” He said the doctor was a “high-profile case” and Peshawar prison, which holds the country’s most dangerous criminals and terrorists, was not appropriate for him. Media reports suggest the authorities took the decision due to “security concerns.” However, details behind the sudden relocation of the high-value prisoner, who has been behind bars for seven years, remain vague. The shift sparked speculation that Afridi may be released or handed over to the US. The doctor’s lawyer and cousin, Qamar Nadeem Afridi, interpreted the transfer as a sign his client might be released soon. He told Arab News that Afridi would complete a 10-year jail sentence on May 23 after official remissions were taken into account. Afridi was initially sentenced to 33 years in prison on four different counts, but his jail term was reduced to 23 years in 2014. Under Pakistani law, when a prisoner is awarded concurrent sentences, he can be released after completion of his maximum sentence on one charge. “I am sure Afridi will be released by the end of this month (May 2018),” the lawyer said. A senior lawyer from Peshawar agreed that under Pakistani law Afridi could be released later this month, but said it was “unlikely that he will be set free.” Latif Afridi (no relation to the doctor) said there was little chance of the prisoner being handed over to the US. Afridi was charged under the Frontier

Dr. Shakil Afridi

Crimes Regulations, referred to as tribal law in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, which would also hinder his release. The doctor was charged with murder for trying to save a young boy stricken with appendicitis in 2005 while he was the Khyber Agency’s physician, according to his lawyer. Afridi’s older brother, Jamil, said: “I am extremely anxious and don’t have any information on the whereabouts of my brother.” He said Peshawar prison officials had refused to speak to him when he sought information on Afridi’s whereabouts. Jamil was planning to meet Afridi before the news of his brother’s prison transfer became public. “I was going to meet him on Monday, but then this happened.” Russia’s Sputnik news agency claimed on April 30 that an attempt to help Afridi escape had been foiled by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI last December. The agency claimed the CIA was behind the bid to rescue Afridi. Jamil told Arab News that he was surprised to hear of an alleged jailbreak attempt planned by the CIA. His last meeting with his brother in February was held under unusual security, he said. “The intelligence detail was doubled on my visit. Usually there would be two guards, but this time there were four,” he said. “Strangely, they allowed me to meet Shakil fairly quickly in less than half an hour and then introduced me to a Jirga (tribal council) who had come to speak on a murder case involving my brother. I refused to meet them.” A Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman on May 3 denied any knowledge of a jailbreak

attempt involving Afridi. However, three senior security officials, who declined to be named, later told Arab News that Afridi was shifted to Punjab over credible intelligence reports of a planned jailbreak. A US official privately rejected the claim that CIA had made an attempt to break Afridi free, calling it “propaganda without proof.” The official said the Russian report raised more questions than it answered. Afridi’s imprisonment has been a major thorn in Pakistan-US relations. Islamabad has rejected repeated American calls to free Afridi, who is considered a hero in the US but a traitor by many in Pakistan. Afridi was apprehended by intelligence officials on May 23, 2011, days after US special forces raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad and killed the AlQaeda chief. The doctor ran a fake vaccination campaign to track down and confirm Bin Laden’s presence in the city on behest of the CIA. Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Dr. Mohammed Faisal, has denied reports of a deal between Pakistan and the US to free Afridi. “There is no deal underway to hand over Afridi to the US,” he told Arab News. “We will never hand over Afridi to America,” a senior security official told Arab News. Meanwhile, the US keeps pushing to break the stalemate. “We believe Dr. Afridi has been unjustly imprisoned and have clearly communicated our position to Pakistan on Dr. Afridi’s case, both in public and in private,” said Heleana White.

Sea otters ‘stuck’ despite US government protection

Gina Haspel

Sea otters are important marine animals that balance out the underwater ecosystem. Because of their highly coveted fur pelts, they were almost wiped out in the 1930s in spite of being protected by the International Fur Seal Treaty since 1911. The treaty between the US, Russia, Japan and the UK banned industrial hunting of sea otters and fur seals to allow populations to recover. Today, over 3,000 sea otters survive in California thanks to successful conservation efforts by the federal and state governments. Still, the sea otters are “stuck” in a limited environment, Teri Nicholson, a senior research

biologist at the nearby Monterey Bay Aquarium, told Associated Press news agency. Despite government protection, they still occupy only about a fourth of their historical range and are still considered an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act since 1977. Federal wildlife policy calls for waiting for the otters to expand their territory naturally without intervention. The otters’ habitat hasn’t expanded beyond their current location in California over the past 20 years. “At this point, I think for the population to increase, the range needs to expand,” said Karl Mayer, manager of the aquarium’s sea-otter programme.

It doesn’t make sense, Mayer said, “to stuff more otters into a limited environment.” Efforts to restore the range of the southern sea otters reflect growing global recognition of the benefits of getting the top predators back to their historical territory. Wildlife officials around the world have attempted to protect predators, including certain birds and bears. The US government aided the reintroduction of wolves to the national park in the second half of the 20th century. As a result, the national park now has a variety of wildlife - beavers, fish, and even aspen trees, according to some ecologists.


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you would still be okay. So I knew that even if I had a week to participate, I would try my best to sell myself so that when I come out, there would be something I can do in the outside world. What prompted your decision to be a part of Big Brother Naija Double Wahala show? For me, I have always watched the Big Brother reality television show while growing up and it has always been somewhere I have dreamt to be. I have always seen myself as an interesting personality but I always felt that you need to have the right connection or know people before you can get into the Big Brother house but this time around it was an open audition. You did not even need to buy a form, all you need to do was to get to the venue of the audition with your Nigerian passport. I got to the venue of the audition late on a Saturday and it rained on that day so I had to return. The next day, I got to the venue as early as 5 am and that was how the journey started. It is a show I had always wanted to be a part of especially at this particular point in my life when I want to switch from the corporate life to entertainment. It just seemed like the perfect platform for me. But you were working in a bank and later resigned because of the show. Didn’t you nurse any fears while making that decision? For me, the corporate life has not been so lucrative and I have been on the same salary pay for about four years. I had not really had that job fulfilment because banking is a routine job. Based on my personality, it was not the kind of thing I enjoyed because I do not like a routine life. At the time I was frustrated with the corporate world that I was in so it seemed like the opportunity came at the right time. I am still young and I felt that if things do not go as planned I am just 23 years old, I have a good CV and I could still get another job that would pay me relatively well. I knew that to achieve greatness in life you have to take risks

Real reason I took part in Big Brother Naija -Tobi Bakre and I needed to take that risk. Will it be right to say that you inability to cope with Cee-C made switch to Alex? I did not move on to Alex neither was it a fast move. Within the first three weeks Cee-C and I had a very good relationship but for another six weeks we began to have issues but Alex and me had always been casual friends from the onset. When Leo left we decided to talk a lot more and in the house, typically, you always had that one person you always confided in and both of us happened to be each other’s confidant. So we got closer and got to understand each other better. It was a case

The BBN is a show I had always wanted to be a part of especially at this particular point in my life when I want to switch from the corporate life to entertainment. It just seemed like the perfect platform for me

if us getting to know each other better and it was a gradual process. It was not until the last two weeks to the end of the show that we became very close and a week to the end of the show we realised that we shared some feelings with each other. It did not happen instantly. It was a very gradual process. Three month is a long time for a lot of things to happen. What is your relationship status with Alex? The truth is that we like each other but the Big Brother has presented us with a very big opportunity we could actually dilly dally with our relationship and work but this is not the best time for anybody

to be in a relationship. Personally, I advised her that this is not the time to be in a relationship, it is a time to focus on your goals and everything you want to achieve in life. When you get to that comfort zone that you have achieved everything you desire you can entertain a relationship. That was my advice to her. I told her that I like her and I am sure she likes me as well but we should maintain a cordial relationship at the moment and keep our friendship going as we achieve things both collectively and individually. When we get to a stage in our friendship where we feel that we have done well and we have grown together then maybe we could be together.


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Friday, May 18, 2018

Society Gist Yoruba Indigenes Foundation set for 10th year anniversary As most beautiful Yoruba girl 2018 takes centre stage Stories by Ajibade Alabi

It will be all colour mixed with paparazzi, glitz and glamour for the 10thanniversary of Yoruba indigenes foundation even as the organiser has made it clear that this year anniversary which incidentally will be their 10th year since the inception of the respected association will be unique as the association will crowns the Most Beautiful Yoruba girl for 2018. “Our forthcoming tenth year anniversary will be special this year. We have many programmers lined up for the anniversary among which is the most beautiful girl 2018 (Omidan Arewa Yoruba 2018” the statement reads “The Most Beautiful Girl was first inaugurated in 2016 as our first edition while the 2018 edition is to mark the foundation s 10th year anniversary and also to

empower our girls out of the streets, already arrangement has been made with the Federal Institute of Research Oshodi(FIIRO) the Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Bank Of Industry (BON) towards training the girls after the event” Daily Times also gathered that the auditioning of the Most Beautiful Girl will be done throughout the six South West state comprising Ondo, Osun, Ogun, Oyo, and Lagos state while Edo, Delta, Kwara and Kogi state will also be included in the auditioning with grand finale coming up at the Muson Centre , Onikan Lagos on Friday august 31st, 2018 “We will also have a special award night where we would present an award in recognition of past and present Yoruba heroes and exhibition of Yoruba arts and craft,” stated Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, the chairman of the foundation.

Kiki Okewale becomes fashion superstar Queens and princesses, high powered female celebrities, female senators and politicians, stylish Nollywood icons, discerning female captains of industries, you name them, everyone is in awe of Kiki Okewale. Not in bad way though, they

have only become enchanted by her unique designs and styling excellence. The soft- spoken beautiful woman, who is married to popular Lagos doctor, Babatunde Okewale, is fast getting all the accolades, getting attention from

the rich and famous with her array of stylish fashion designs with which they are now taking their fashion games to the next level. These fashion trendsetters have therefore turned Kiki’s office at Hope Plaza in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos to a

Mecca of sort, especially few days before any high-octane event. To underline her importance to the style and outlook of the high and mighty, Kiki is one of the retainers of the country’s top and powerful women.

The fear of Karim brothers As permutations and horse-trading for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Oyo State hots up, Ayo Karim, the millionaire CEO of Constrain West Africa Plc, has become the beautiful bride with his “Ayo ni o “slogan. Perhaps because of his urbane outlook and electioneering approach, Ayo has become the darling of Oyo indigenes at home and abroad proclaiming a message of quality representation and a brighter future for all sundry. And the heat of his message is catching on like wildfire. Conversely, political gladiators are obvious of his far reaching moves. For an aspirant who embodies immeasurably qualities, the incumbent Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has highlighted as prerequisite for his prospective successor, Ayo has understandably become the target of sustained campaigns

of calumny even from within his political family, the APC. Interestingly with nothing seamy whether in his private or business life to harp on, the narrative has bordered on how he purposely double-crossed his older brother, Kola, the wealth group Managing Director/CEO, Shoreline Energy International, in the quest to given their beloved Oyo State which has purportedly polarised the family. A family source disclosed that Kola, an international businessman rated by the influential Magazine, Forbes, in 2014 as one of the ten most powerful men in Africa, did not at any point discuss a political move to his family. One of Kola’s associate, who should know, said the brothers are at peace and jointly working towards taking Oyo State to a level that would make even Governor Ajimobi proud of his choice as successor.

Aishat Babangida’s heart of gold It has been a known fact that love has been fair to Hajia Aisha Babangida the first daughter of former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida. The amiable lady has been married twice and twice divorced. In spite of this Aishat has refused to be bugged down but has rather chosen to live her life in an enviable manner. Aisha is fast turning a multi-functional woman through her exploits as a philanthropist, educator and functional expert. She has been executing one landmark project after another as part of her mission to help redeem the society and its women from the iron grip of poverty. Her burning passion for the poor led her to establish Egwafin Microfinance Bank, through which she gives soft loans to women with business ideas but have to deal with startup capitals. Aisha, the founder of Tasnim foundation takes it further with the launch of her Africa 500 initiative, a mission to bolster

the SDG s empowers and trains businesswomen to improve the economic situation in countries throughout Africa in order to bring light to the power each woman has when it comes to influencing their communities Daily times gathered that hundred of women have benefited from her kindness

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