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No nation can grow without sound education system – Buhari

ÏBacks Gov el-Rufai’s plan to sack Kaduna teachers Mathew Dadiya, Abuja

ÏÏÏ President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no nation can grow without qualitative education system, saying that Nigeria cannot progress beyond the stan-

dard of its education due to long years of neglect by successive administrations. According to the President, only those equipped with qualitative education would have the capacity to lead others. Continued on page 5

Court jails 2 civil servants over N1bn scam

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PDP chair: Govs, candidates meeting end in stalemate

Ï As all candidates insist on testing popularity during December convention Ï Aspirants agree to work together, support whoever emerges – Fayose Revealed: CBN mopped up N3.96trn in 10 months B4

Moses Oyediran, Enugu and Charles Onyekwere Abakaliki

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the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended their meeting in Enugu Continued on page 6

Belgore, Suleiman admitted collecting N450m to rig 2015 election -Witness 5 SGF visits Ekwueme in London Hospital

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How Lagos businessman 7 rescued over 6,000 poor Northerners

L-R: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari, during a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria held in Abuja… on Monday.


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No nation can grow without sound education system – Buhari Continued from page 1 Buhari spoke on Monday during a special retreat of the Federal Executive Council on the challenges facing the education sector in Nigeria with a theme titled: “Education in Nigeria: Challenges and prospects,” held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said: “We cannot progress beyond the level and standards of our education. Today, it is those who acquire the most qualitative education, equipped with requisite skills and training, and empowered with practical know-how that are leading the rest. “We cannot afford to continue lagging behind. Edu-

cation is our launch pad to a more successful, more productive and more prosperous future.” Buhari assured that his administration is committed to revitalising Nigeria’s education system and making it more responsive and globally competitive.” The President also expressed support for the Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s planned sacking of 21,780 teachers who recently failed the competency test conducted by the state government. He described as “tragic” a situation where teachers cannot pass the examination their students should have been taught to pass. He recalled that a Nigerian, who he refused to name,

returned to his alma mater about 10 years ago and he could not differentiate between the students and their teachers. The President said: “I listened to one of the Nigerians I respect. He said after his training here in Nigeria and the United States, he went to his alma mater, his primary school, to see what he could contribute. “I won’t mention his name; but when he went, he couldn’t differentiate between the students, the children and the teachers. “And what el-Rufai is trying to do now is exactly what that man told me about 10 years ago. “It is a very, very serious situation when teachers cannot pass the examina-

tions they are supposed to teach the children to pass. “It is a very tragic situation we are in and this gathering, to me, is one of the most important in this administration.” Buhari said the summit was crucial to his administration’s desire to improve the lot of Nigerians through the provision of quality and functional education for all, at all levels. He said the national conversation was aimed at refocusing the education sector not only to overcome the numerous challenges, but also to strengthen the Ministerial Strategic Plan that has already been developed by the ministry. In his remarks, the Minister of Education, Adamu

Adamu, conveyed regrets about the low budgetary allocations to education sector since the return of democracy in 1999. Adamu explained that in Africa, Nigeria was trailing far behind smaller and less endowed countries in terms of investment in education. He said there was an urgent need for the administration to fulfill its electoral promise that there would be investment of a minimum of N1 trillion per annum in the sector after four years. The minister said all changes, including the ones promised by the ruling party, begin with education because it is the sector that “shapes, corrects and restores society.” Adamu said: “From 1999 to date, the annual budgetary allocation to education has always been between four and 10 percent. “None of the E9 or D8 countries, other than Nigeria, allocates less than 20 percent of its annual budget to education. “Indeed, even among sub Saharan African countries, we are trailing behind smaller and less endowed nations in terms of our investment in education.

There is therefore the need for a major investment in education in the national interest.” BUHARI VISITS EBONYI TODAY Stakeholders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) from the Southern Senatorial Zone of Ebonyi state under the aegies of Ebonyi South Political Office Holders Forum, ESPOHF, yesterday expressed excitement over President Muhammadu Buhari’s planned visit to the state and declared their readiness to receive him. Deputy Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and President of the forum, Rt. Hon.Obasi Odefa Obasi, disclosed this to newsmen at Isiaka, Headquarters of Ivo Local Government Area of the state shortly after the forum’s meeting. President Muhammadu Buhari is expected in Ebonyi today in what is described as a tour of South Eastern States. The visit will be President Buhari’s first ever visit to South East since he took oath of office as the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces on May 29, 2015.

How Belgore, Suleiman admitted collecting N450m to rig 2015 election -Witness L-R: Art Collector, Femi Akinsanya; Art X Event Convener, Tokini Peterside; Art Collector/Session Moderator, Femi Lijadu; Managing Principal & Head, Tax and Legal, W8 Advisory, Bimpe Nkontchou and Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML), Eric Fajemisin, during the Art X event supported by SIPML in Lagos, on Monday.

Anambra guber poll: NANS adopts, mobilises support for APC candidate Moses Oyediran, Enugu

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tion of Nigerian Students (NANS) has adopted and massively mobilising voters for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra Governorship candidate, Comrade Tony Nwoye. The NANS National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Bestman Okereafor, said in a statement on Sunday in Enugu that the adoption was done after a vivid background check-up of all the candidates for the election. Okereafor said that the leadership of NANS had therefore unanimously de-

cided, deemed it fit and necessary to support our very own Comrade Tony Nwoye, an ex-President of NANS. ``Live or die do not subsist like a living dead; after much consultations among stakeholders and office holders of the apex students governing body, NANS, as regards who to give our total support to as regards the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election. ``NANS deemed it fit and necessary to support our very own Comrade Tony Nwoye, an ex-President of our beloved association NANS,’’ he said. Okereafor also said that other factors considered

before taking this decision included issues of age, experience and exposure. ``Considering the respective age; among all the aspirants for the election, Tony Nwoye is the youngest and if Macron can be France President no doubt Nwoye can equally be Governor in Anambra State. ``The National Assembly not too long ago passed a bill titled not too young to run bill, we see Anambra election as an avenue of test running this youth oriented bill in projection for 2019 General Elections. ``Also, as a former President of NANS we believe he understands where the

shoe is paining Nigerian students and youths compared to other aspirants who are non comrades. ``Above other several reasons before taking the decision; we hereby also call on our compatriots in Anambra to cast a progressive vote for a trustworthy, obedient and youthful Nwoye as the executive Governor of Anambra State,’’ he said. According to him, NANS is, however, conclusively appreciative to the incumbent governor of Anambra for the appointment of some of our comrades as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) and Special Adviser (SA) even though it came very late.

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ÏÏÏ A witness, Usman Za-

kari on Monday informed a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos how Mr Dele Belgore (SAN) and a former Minister of Planning, Prof Abubakar Sulaiman, admitted collecting N450 million from the $115million allegedly shared by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to rig the 2015 general elections. The witness, who is also an EFCC investigator, testified before Justice Rilwan Mohammed Aikawa, while being cross-examined by Belgore’s lawyer, Ebun Shofunde (SAN). Zakari had earlier made the revelation during his examination-in-chief by the EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo. The witness said: “The two defendants (Belgore and Sulaiman) admitted signing the receipt of payment with which they collected the sum of N450 million. The first defen-

dant (Belgore) particularly admitted disbursing the money.” However, Zakari said this was not contained in the statement he wrote upon the conclusion of investigation into the matter. The EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, however hinted of a possible amendment of the charge against the two defendants. He said the amendment is necessary to accommodate all evidences at the disposal of the commission. He said, “We intend to amend the charge in line with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 and the evidences with us. The law is that we can amend anytime before judgement is delivered.” While not opposing the amendment, defence lawyers, Ebun Shofunde (SAN) and Tunji Ayanlaja (SAN) sought for time to study the amended charge anytime it is served on them by the prosecution. Further hearing in the trial has been adjourned to November 24.


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PDP Chair: Govs, candidates meeting end in stalemate Continued from page 1 State on Monday with all the national chairmanship candidates for the December 9 national convention of the party failing to agree on a consensus candidate, as all the aspirants insisted on going to the field to test their popularity. This is ahead of the party’s national convention where the party is expected to elect its next chairman along with other executive

members to pilot its affairs going into the 2019 general election. The meeting which started at about 7.45 pm on Sunday night at the Enugu Government House did not end until the early hours of Monday without any of the nine contenders backing down from the race as expected by the party hierarchy. The aim of the meeting, according to an insider, was part of effort to select

a consensus candidate from among the nine aspirants ahead of the convention slated for December in Abuja But with the failure of the governors and party leaders in harmonising the interests of the aspirants in Enugu, it is now expected that all the candidates will head to the convention and solicit for support of delegates. Although the party had earlier zoned the chairman-

ship to the South and the Southern leadership further zoned it to the South West geopolitical zone, but aspirants from the South South zone are also in the race. The chairmanship candidates present at the meeting include Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Gbenga Daniel, Tunde Adeniran, Rasheed Ladoja, and Taoheed Ladoja, all from the South West, as well as Raymond Dokpesi and Uche Secon-

Cross-section of participants during the 2017 Igbo Cultural Day Celebration in Jos, Plateau State… at the weekend.

We are succeeding in cleaning PDP’s rots, plundering - FG

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Federal Government says it is succeeding in cleaning up the rots, looting, impunity and plundering of the nation’s economy, perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this on Sunday in Lagos at a media briefing, said the task was tough, but the government was determined and succeeding. He said the government has been working round the clock to take Nigeria out of the “hell hole the PDP dumped the nation and it will be a tragedy if the party is ever allowed to come back to power in 2019”. Mohammed said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had made tremendous progress in the fight against corrup-

tion, insecurity and in revamping the economy. Specifically, the minister said that with the enforcement of Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, N3 trillion had accrued to government purse. He said the government had successfully removed the N108 billion in maintenance fees payable to banks, pre-TSA and monthly saving of N24.7 billion. The minister said that N120 billion had also been saved with the elimination of thousands of ghost workers in the system. He stressed that nothing showed rot of the PDP more than the level of corruption which the President Muhammad Buhari administration inherited. “Our commonwealth was looted with impunity by the same people who now say they want to come back. “Indeed, it will not just be

a tragedy, but a double tragedy, if we ever allow these same people to preside over our commonwealth. “Where do we start? Do we want a Diezani back as Petroleum Minister, after the recovery of at least 43 million dollars and 56 houses from this one person? “Do we want the 2.9 billion dollars that has been successfully traced and recovered from looters by the EFCC since the inauguration of the present administration, to be re-looted? “What about the 151 million dollars and N8 billion in looted funds that have been recovered from just three sources as a direct result of the introduction of the whistle-blower policy?” he said. Mohammed said that under the PDP, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), only remitted an aggregate of N51 mil-

lion, whereas in September 2017, the same JAMB announced it was ready to remit N7.8 billion. “As the pace of politics gradually picks up ahead of 2019, it is important that we let Nigerians know the enormous progress that the Buhari administration has made in just a little over two years. “It is a mark of the contempt in which the PDP holds Nigerians that the party is even talking of returning to power, even when the rot it left behind is yet to be totally cleared. “Never again must Nigeria be bedeviled by a rapacious, impunity-prone and plunderous party like the PDP,” he said. Mohammed reiterated the commitment of the government to ensuring that those who plundered the nation’s treasury would face the music.

dus, both from South South. Briefing journalists at the end of the meeting, the chairman of PDP Governor’s Forum and governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, said: “Our aspirants, PDP chairmanship aspirants have agreed to work together, whosoever emerges as the chairman of the party will be supported by all of us.” Fayose further stated: “We met in Enugu State Government House to deliberate on our national convention and we took time off to meet with the chairmanship aspirants, believing that we want to have a convention that all parties in Nigeria will emulate; convention that will represent the word democracy and serve as template for other parties. “We have responsible people vying for the office of chairman of the PDP nationally and we are on one page and the page is the PDP first and PDP first. “And we are leaving Enugu today (Monday) believing that the PDP will take over power by 2019. “And we have equally agreed, believing we have all it takes to take over Anambra and I believe that our people in Anambra, the Anambrarians have worked very hard, they deserve victory. And we are using this opportunity to ask that that election must be credible, not only credible but seen to be credible. “I want to believe that Nigeria is of age to do elections that will be acceptable internationally, home and abroad and we want to believe that we will take

the day on the 18th of this month in the Anambra governorship election.” The governors met with party leaders and chairmanship aspirants, before the second round meeting that included the governors and national caretaker committee chairman and secretary, Ahmed Makarfi and Ben Obi. Aside from Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, who sent his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, 10 other governors were in attendance. They include host governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State; Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu; Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayoye; Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike; Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade; and Bayelsa State governor, Seriake Dickson. Others were Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Taraba State governor, Darius Ishiaku, and Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido were also present. The national caretaker committee chairman, Ahmed Makarfi; secretary, Ben Obi and vice chairman South East, Augustine Umahi, also attended the meeting. Also sighted were some party leaders such as Tom Ikimi, and Kema Chikwe.

SGF visits Ekwueme in London Hospital ÏÏÏSecretary to the Gov-

ernment of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, on Monday visited ailing former Vice President Alex Ekwueme at a London hospital. Ekwueme, who has been indisposed for about two weeks, was flown out of the country to the United Kingdom (UK) for medical treatment on Sunday. In a tweet via its handle on Monday, the presidency said the SGF also conveyed President Muhammadu Buhari’s goodwill to Ekwueme.

The Daily Times recalls that President Buhari had approved the treatment after he was briefed about the elder statesman’s condition. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu was quoted as saying that, “ The approval covers the immediate charter of an air ambulance for the emergency movement and the cost of treatment. President Buhari prays that God will grant the elder statesman speedy recovery,”


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Police arrest 14 suspected criminals in Niger Saka Bolaji, Minna

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The Niger State Police command at the weekend paraded 14 suspected criminals ranging from armed robbery, rape, culpable homicide suspects. Briefing journalists during the parade at the Police Headquarters in Minna, the command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abi-

gail Unaeze, said that the state has recently witnessed some security challenges and tried to overcome them. She noted that the threats ranges from cattle rustling, armed robbery, communal clashes, rape culpable homicide, kidnapping and Fulani/ Herdsmen clashes, hence the arrests through police efforts as the cases will soon be charged to court after completion

of investigations. Consequently, a 65-year-old man, Patrick Kalu lured one Victor Inne, 15, from Karimu in Abuja to Minna in get him job but ended in using him for homosexual act for the last one year and was arrested at railway quarters in Minna. The suspect confirmed to have done it only twice. Unaeze informed that two different gangs of

four persons and a gang of two were arrested for armed robbery at different points of the state, stating that all of them were males between the ages of 20-35. Moreover, the command also arrested for culpable homicide one Likita Manu, 40, and his father, Manu Kwacha, 80, from Marke Gada Maje in Rijau local government of the state for conspiring to kill one

Inne Kaiyo, a 100-yearold woman. She said that the aged woman was a witch to have used her nefarious activities to kill Likita Manu’s 17-yearold daughter, Magajiya Likita, who fell sick and died. Another Manu Kasa, male, at large of Tashi Kasamu village in Agwara local government, also conspired and killed one Adamu Has-

san of Oro- Oro village just as Shehu Bello was arrested and confessed to the crime, saying that the victim scared them on the road. PPRO Unaeze hinted that the command has put in place dedicated strategies such as community and visibility policing to tackle menace of criminals in the state and massive deployment of personnel to crime prone areas.

Court jails 2 civil servants over N1bn scam

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L-R: Deputy Director, Appointments and Promotions, Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), Mr. John Onuh; Director/Secretary of CDFIPB, Mr.Sunday Ogu; National Coordinator, Nigeria Youth Advocacy for Peace and Development (NYAPD), Dr. Ugbede Paul and Coordinator of Northern Zone, NYAPD, Comrade Salahuddeen Shuaibu, during the presentation of Award of Excellence to Mr. Sunday Ogu by NYAPD in Abuja… on Monday.

Lagos businessman rescues over 6,000 poor northerners Nasir Dambatta, Zaria

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A Lagos businessman, Dr. Tayo Afolabi, has empowered over 6,000 poor Northern children by sending them to school with scholarship support and the region’s women for skill acquisition training and take-off funds for thousands of underprivileged families. The Ajoke Ayisat Afolabi Foundation’s Northern Coordinator, Hajiya Adams, revealed this in an exclusive chat with The Daily Times at FABS hotel, Zaria, Kaduna State during an event to mark the four year anniversary of its charity activities in

the region. She said the founder, who is the Group Executive Vice Chairman of Sugar Group (a Cargo and Port outfit), has been funding the activities of Foundation up to the present without any sign of fatigue. Hajiya Adams said the Foundation has also provided support to poor northerners who required surgery and other forms of medical attention but don’t have the financial wherewithal to shoulder it. She noted that the most striking part of Dr. Afolabi’s charity efforts through the Foundation was that “it’s completely non-discriminatory be-

cause the beneficiaries cut across all religions, though the man is a Christian”. Hajiya Adams urged wealthy individuals in the North to support charity efforts, even if for divine rewards only. She also disclosed that Dr. Afolabi named the Foundation after his late mother in order to immortalise her. The anniversary event was attended by academics, representative of Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai; Director of NDLEA; Lagos Coordinator of the Foundation; Senior officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission; private schools student beneficiaries of

the scholarship scheme and their teachers and the monarchy. The event was also coloured by academic submissions of papers on divergent issues of socioeconomic importance and the presentation of awards to “exceptionallybrilliant scholarship beneficiaries”.

in Jabi on Monday sentenced Mohammed Dogonyaro Audu (also known as Abdullahi Dogonyaro Mohammed) and Yahaya Ayodeji to seven years imprisonment each for abuse of office. In his judgment against the two civil servants , Justice Yusuf Halilu held that both men were guilty on 10- count charge of criminal conspiracy and complicity in the award of contract to the tune of N1billion. But the sentence are to run concurrently, implying that both Audu and Ayodeji are to spend seven years behind bar. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned the convicts while the bubble burst when the two former officials from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, OAGF, engaged in fraudulent contract award. The duo allegedly abused their offices by floating companies through which they cornered contracts emanating from the Economic Reforms and Governance

Project, (ERGP), and Government Integrated Financial Management Information System, (GIFMIS), domiciled in the OAGF. Audu and Ayodeji had pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when they were arraigned on May 26, 2015, thereby setting the stage for their trial. In the course of the trial, lawyer to the EFCC, Cosmas Ugwu, presented three witnesses and tendered relevant documents which were all admitted in evidence. Delivering his judgment, Justice Halilu said the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt, adding that, as public servants, the convicts abused their offices. The judge said, “I am not expected to remove or add anything before me. They (Audu and Ayodeji) took advantage of their offices and did what they did. For me, I do what my conscience and the law directs me to do”. He thereafter found Audu guilty on counts 1 to 10 and sentenced him to seven years on each count without an option of fine. Ayodeji was found guilty on counts 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9 and also sentenced to seven years on each count.


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APC candidate, Nwoye receives defecting APGA members John Ndu, Awka

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All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) members in Aguata Local Government Area led by Chief Ezenduka Malachi and Chief Obi Okpalauchegbu were on Monday received into the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Governorship candidate, Dr. Tony Nwoye. Nwoye represented by the leader of APC in Anambra South-Senatorial zone, Chief Barth Nwibe, welcomed the defecting APGA members at Onwa Achina’s compound in company of APC chairman in Achina ward 1, Mr. Ogechukwu Ezenduka, and APC pillar who doubles as Onwa Achina, Chief Modestus Umenzekwe, as well as Chief Ezenwankwo Ezenwankwo, the APC LGA chairman. Nwoye appealed to the party members in Achina and all lovers of good governance to ensure APC is voted into power even as he thanked Onwa Achina, Chief Modestus Umenzekwe and the entire people of Achina for endorsing APC and Tony Nwoye. The host and APC chieftain in Lagos and Anambra State, Chief Modestus Okechukwu Umenzekwe while addressing the crowd reassured the APC leadership that Achina and environs in Aguata would mobilise voters for APC candidate Nwoye. Onwa, who said he became enthusiastic of President Muhammadu Buhari because of Zik’s son, Late Chief Chuma Azikiwe’s friendship with Buhari, thanked Buhari for giving support to the agricultural policies of various states in Nigeria towards achieving zero hunger in Nigeria. He pointed out that before Chuma’s demise, he celebrated Buhari’s 2015 victory in Achina with him and hundreds of others, which he said was Chuma’s last social outing. He appealed to the President to ensure Ndigbo smile during his visit to Anambra State as done in Ebonyi State and as well make some pronouncements about the Zik’s Mausoleum since his great friend and Zik’s son would rest in peace with such gestures.

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Why Obiano declared Nov. 17 work-free day - HoS John Ndu, Awka

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vice in Anambra State, Mr. Harry Udu, has said that there was no truth in the allegation that the Governor Willie Obiano-led government was forcing civil servants to participate in the election. Udu stated this in Awka on Monday during an interaction with newsmen, saying that the work-free day declared on Friday, Novem-

ber 17 by the state government is to enable workers to relocate to places that they would vote on the Election Day. He disclosed that the two work-free days that the government declared during the Continuous Voter Registration enabled civil servants to register for the election. He allayed fears of voter apathy in the November 18 governorship election as the workers had been duly enlightened on the need to

exercise their rights. “Public servants make up the bulk of the most enlightened group in any society and that is why it is important to make them appreciate the need for them to participate in elections. “The work-free days we declared was to make our people, not only aware of the election but also have the capacity to vote. “We have been able to increase voter awareness among the civil servants and as against the expecta-

tions, public servants will vote en masse in this election,’’ Udu said. The HoS described the level of awareness among workers on the forthcoming governorship election in the state as high, adding that workers would fully participate in the election. He said that the working conditions under Governor Willie Obiano had been so good that he had not channelled his energy to managing industrial crisis. Udu listed the prompt

payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities, massive recruitment and manpower training as a reflection of the good condition of workers in Anambra State. He advised workers to consider these factors in making their voting choice. Udu said although salary and wage payment was obligatory and Biblical, it must be celebrated in a clime where some states were owing workers for many months.

INEC chairman warns Anambra staff against electoral fraud ÏÏÏThe Chairman of Inde-

pendent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday, warned the Anambra State staff of the commission against involvement in electoral fraud. Yakubu gave the warning when he addressed the staff of the commission at the INEC state headquarters Awka ahead of November 18, 2017 governorship election. The INEC chairman said

that anybody caught in electoral malpractice would be dealt with in accordance with the law. “Every INEC worker must ensure that we all achieve our set goal of making Anambra Nov.18 governorship election flawless and historic,’’ he said. Yakubu said that Nigerians and indeed people outside are watching INEC in its resolve to make Anambra governorship election the best in the history of the commission.

“INEC will be holding two elections in Anambra on November 18, the governorship election and the state assembly election for Idemili North state constituency you must discharge your duties diligently. “There are many people out there working seriously to see that the commission fails in its commitment to record free, fair and credible election and you must have this in mind. “INEC will get rid of you if you do the wrong thing,

and you are aware that those caught in the web of such negative act during the conduct of 2015 election are still facing the music’’, he said. He said that he had about one month ago provided money and other logistics needed for the smooth conduct of the election and advised unit heads to work closely with their subordinates. “The deployment of materials to local governments will commence on Wednes-

NOA assures Anambra electorate of safety ÏÏÏ

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on electorate in Anambra State to disregard the threat by Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) against the November 18 governorship election. Director-General NOA,

Dr. Garba Abari, in a statement signed by Mr. Paul Odenyi, Head of Press Unit of the agency in Abuja on Monday, urged the people to come out en masse and exercise their franshise at the poll. Abari, who was reacting

to the “vote and die” threat by IPOB, assured that security agencies were fully prepared and on ground, to ensure the safety of voters before, during and after the election. He described the renewed threat as an attempt by mis-

creants to stampede the will of the people using baseless intimidation in pursuit of their selfish ends. Abari expressed optimism that the election will not only hold as scheduled but will be without security failures.

day this week while the sensitive materials would be shared a day before the election. “You must make sure you get to the polling units by 8am on the election to make sure that things work according to plan’’, he said. Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, assured the national chairman that staff of the commission were committed to ensuring a hitch-free election.

“The renewed threat is not taking the authorities by surprise. All adequate measures to checkmate the excesses of IPOB and other unlawful groups with regard to the Anambra election are already fully in place.


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Transfer my case file to another judge, Justice Nganjiwa tells Lagos CJ Peter Fowoyo

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Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa of a Federal High Court, Bayelsa Division, on Monday asked the Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Opeyemi Oke, to transfer his case file to another judge for trial. Alternatively, Nganjiwa, through his lawyer, Robert Clarke SAN, is asking the court further for an order dismissing the charge which he said constitute double jeopardy against him. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed corruption charge of $260,000 and N8.65 million (totalling about N81,705,000)against Justice Nganjiwa before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of Lagos High Court in Igbosere. When the matter came up

on Monday, Chief Robert Clarke (SAN), accused the trial judge of bias in favour of the prosecution. He told the court that he has written a letter dated November 10, 2017 to the Administrative Judge seeking transfer of the matter to another judge. He further said he has also filed an application objecting to trial of his client before the Judge. But the EFCC prosecutor, Mr Wahab Shittu, said he was not aware of the defendant’s application and was subsequently served in the court. Chief Clarke SAN stated in the letter that: “the trial judge is presiding over the charge number LD/2544/16, FRN v Rickey Mustapha Tarfa and the counts, facts of the charge against my

client are substantially similar to the counts/facts of the charge against Rickey Tarfa. His words: “ In essence, my Lord, I am of the view that opinion formed by the learned trial judge as regards charge LD/2544/16 will invariably lead to same opinion in the information against my client. “My Lord, as it stands, fair trial in the eye of a reasonable man is likely to be tainted as there is likely of bias”. Asked by the court to explain what he meant by bias, Clarke maintained that there is a presumption of bias by the trial judge in favour of the prosecution. “ It is for the judge to decide if a prima facie case has been established against the defendant. But in this case, it is the Director of Public

Prosecution (DPP) that is saying a prima facie case has been established.” Clarke also told the court that his client’s application before the court was brought pursuant to section 36(9) of the constitution and sections 173,175 and 216 of ACJL of Lagos State 2011. He said the application is supported by an affidavit containing all the facts of bias against his client. Clarke further said that: “Our main request is for this court to return the case file to the Chief Judge for purposes of re-assignment to another judge. “There is a sister case before this court containing virtually all the allegations and particulars in this new case. You cannot make up your mind in one particular case and change it in an-

other case. We are not afraid that justice must be done, but justice must be seen to have been done” But the EFCC prosecutor, Shittu described the application as an attempt to frustrate trial. He said the application was also contentious and should not be allowed. Shittu reminded the court of past attempts by defence to stall trial. He said, “Your lordship, you cannot stay proceedings in a criminal matter. The applicant is imputing bias merely on speculative conclusions that a case is pending before your lordship”. Shittu argued that there was no way the matter in the other matter involving Rickey Tarfa can influence the matter before the court

as no decision has been taken on it. He also asked the court to take judicial notice of the fact that the defendant is not on a joint trial with Tarfa in the other case nor a witness in the matter, contending that the defence has failed to lead evidence that the court will be bias in the matter. “The defence has not shown that your lordship has particular interest in the matter and that your lordship has no relation with the defendant. “ Your lordship has not exhibited any partisanship. The court is only exercising judicial powers in relation to the matter. It is speculative to say that the judge should hands off. The circumstances are different. The particulars are different.

Senate heads for Appeal Court over Sen. Ndume’s reinstatement Andrew Orolua , Abuja

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day asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to set aside last week’ s Friday decision of the Federal High Court Abuja that voided the suspension of Senator Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) , from the Senate. Justice Babatunde Quadri of the Federal High Court had in his declaratory judgment also ordered the Senate and its President, Bukola Saraki, to pay Ndume his outstanding salaries and allowances without further delay The appellants, the President of the Senate; the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria; and Senator Samuel Anyanwu (Chairman Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions) said in their notice of appeal that the judge erred in his judgment. The Senate also anchored its appeal on six grounds. In the notice of appeal filed on behalf of the appellants by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the Senate is contending among other grounds, that Justice Quadri erred in law when he held that the right to fair hearing as provided for under Section 36 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) inures to the respondent against the appellants who are neither courts nor tribunals established by law.

The appellants also said the Federal High Court Judge erred in law when he held that the respondent can join several causes of action in one suit. It was the argument of the appellants that Justice Quadri erred in law when he allowed the respondent join the application for enforcement of fundamental rights with that of reinstatement as a senator. In grounds three, the appellants claimed that the trial court erred in law when it held that the court would not interfere with the internal affairs of the legislature except where there is a breach of the fundamental rights of a citizen, the basis of which it held that the fundamental rights of the respondent were breached even there was no evidence of such breach before the court. Consequently, the appellants are praying for an order to allow their appeal. They also want an order setting aside the judgement of Justice Quadri delivered on November 10. In addition, the Senate is asking the appellate court to dismiss the suit of Ndume. No date has been fixed for the hearing of the matter. The Senate had on March 30, 2017, suspended Ndume, former Majority leader for 90 legislative days for not “conducting due diligence” before filing a petition against Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West)

Senior category winner, Master Munachi Ernest-Eze of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja; Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson and Junior category winner, Master Jesse Uche-Nwichi of Graceland International School, Rivers State, at the finals of 2017 Cowbellpedia Secondary Schools Mathematics TV Quiz Show in Lagos, on Monday.

NAPTIP’s DG harps on staff, infrastructure security Andrew Orolua, Abuja.

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of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Julie Okah-Donli, has said that the agency will continue to update the skills and knowledge of personnel so as to be ahead of the emerging trafficking security challenges. She also said that the personnel of the agency are being encouraged through various training processes to tackle contemporary security challenges on their persons and office infrastructure. Okah-Donli, stated this on Monday while declar-

ing open a training workshop in Abuja organised for selected NAPTIP staff on general security awareness. She noted that human trafficking in Nigeria is on the increase and that the training would boost officers capacity in combating the development. The Director General, who was represented by NAPTIP’s Director, Training and Manpower Development Department, Olusayo Olubiyi, urged participants to give their very best in the battle against human trafficking, adding that winning the war against trafficking should be a priority to all. She said, “To the NAP-

TIP participants, I say congratulations for being part of the selected trainees as your capacities shall be enhanced to make you better poised to combat organized crime in Nigeria, especially in the areas of providing cutting edge security services and protecting office infrastructure nationwide”. The DG, added that the participants should at the end of the training, fully equipped to advise her on Emergency Management Plans and Infrastructural Security Deployment Procedures. “It is also my conviction that this 5-day training will further boost the managerial capacity of

the trainees to conform to the acceptable security standard in the modern day Nigeria and cascade the knowledge so acquired to other personnel of the Agency on Personal Security and Protection of Office Infrastructure”, she added. Earlier in his remark, the Chief Executive Officer, Aura Technology Limited, Abdulhammed Dantsoho, the facilitator of the training, had blamed security lapses and intelligence failure as one of the major causes of crises responsible for the death of some Law Enforcement Personnel as well as some innocent Nigerians.


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Public office holders urged to promote peace among Nigerians Governor Akinwunmi ÏÏÏChairman, Lagos ed Ambode for the numerous

L-R: Facilitator/Resource Person, Prof. Oladodu Ojengbede and Assistant Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Mr. Emmanuel Udontre, at the orientation workshop on new modules for Nurses and Midwives Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme in Abuja… on Monday.

Buhari’s over N125b 2018 budget for capital projects in N’Delta unprecedented - APC

Amaka Agbu, Port Harcourt

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Rivers State All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the allocation of over N125billion out of the N8.612 trillion Appropriation Bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last week to the National Assembly to fund capital projects in 2018 in the Niger Delta region as unprecedented. The APC in a statement released on Monday in Port Harcourt said the President’s action was also a total demonstration of his unalloyed desire to correct the wrongs the region allegedly suffered in the hands of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, particularly during the regime of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. The statement which was signed by Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the Senior Special Aide on Media and Public Affairs Consultant to the APC Rivers State Chairman, Dr Ibiamu Davies Ikanya, said that the of President Jonathan was a “misfortune for the region as he

was alleged to have ensured that no project was situated in the region throughout his infamous six years of ‘lootocracy’.” Continuing, the party said: “Apart from the N53.89 billion earmarked for Niger Delta Ministry and N71.2 billion for Niger Delta Development Commission for capital projects, the region is also to benefit from the budgetary allocation for the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme retained at N65 billion with the budgetary allocation of N17.32 billion earmarked for the completion of the EastWest Road.” The party noted the inclusion of N5bn in the 2018 budget for the formal take off of the Maritime University located at Okerenkoko in Delta State which they said affirmed the unflinching commitment of the APC-led Federal Government under the leadership of President Buhari to develop the Niger Delta region. The APC commended the President for his directive for the immediate release of N1billion to the university to support essential infrastructure works and staff recruit-

ment separate from the N5billion take off grant. “With the commencement of full academic activities of this university the fund will go a long way to assist in the development and emancipation of our region. The party urges our youths to reciprocate this kind gesture by maintaining the peace and avoid playing into the hands of enemies of the region in their evil machinations as they benefit so much from acts of uneasiness in the region,” the party continued. The APC explained that the region would also benefit from the huge allocations of N555.88 billion for the ministry of power, works and housing, and that of the ministry of Transportation with N263.1 billion plus other ministries as the 2018 budget estimates also contained the extension of Rail line to Warri in Delta State and the completion of the Uyo-Calabar Express Road. According to the statement, the party expressed its profound joy for the inclusion and full implementation the Ogoni clean-up exercise and the execution of the Multi-

Billion Naira Bomu-Bonny road project would open up the economic potentials of the Niger Delta Region beyond the shores of Nigeria when completed. “These projects will surely open not only the Niger Delta region but attract the elusive investments to the region. Based on this revolutionary trend by President Buhari who has proved that he is a true son of the region, the party after due thought and deliberation on the 2018 budget estimates, rechristened the appropriation bill to ‘Budget of Hope, Peace, Emancipation, and Unity of Niger Delta region. The APC noted that the Niger Delta region laid the golden egg in which the economy of the country was sustained. It, therefore, pleaded for proper monitoring of spending in the area for any meaningful development to be achieved in order to sustain the peace and security in the Niger Delta for economic and social activities to thrive as well as alleviate the suffering, poverty and environmental degradation inflicted upon the region.

Unknown gunmen kill 2 in Plateau By Kingsley Chukwuka, Jos

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Two people were ambushed and killed at Wereng Village in Riyom Local Government Area by yet to be identified gunmen at the early hours of Monday morning. The victims were said to have been ambushed near Wereng Station and were found dead on Monday morn-

ing. Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO in the State, Mathias Tyopev, told newsmen on phone that the DPO of Riyom has reported the case. According to him, “It was reported by one Davou Moses who came to the Station today at about 8.15am and reported that some suspected herdsmen ambushed, at-

tacked and macheted to dead the two people who were riding on a motorcycle. “The names of the deceased are Chong Christopher, 28 and Bulus Dantoro, 35 and at the scene, two sticks suspected to belong to herdsmen were discovered close to the corpses and investigation has begun,” he said. When contacted the Transition Committee Chairman

of the local government area, Mr. Emmanuel Jugul said, “Yes, it is true that there was an attack at Wereng, two youths were on a motorbike, some people chased them, machete and killed them. I went there to see the situation, people are there now crying: that’s what happened, at the time I left, security agents were there carrying out their investigations.”

State chapter of the Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Apostle Dr. Joseph Adagba, has urged political leaders in the country to promote peace among all Nigerians and also carry out on developmental projects for the people. Adagba said this, on Saturday, at the closing ceremony of the Fourth Annual General Conference of the body in Lagos. He said, “After some two and half years of new governments at the state and the national levels, my appeal to those in authority is to, at all times, put in their best so that the citizens can enjoy the dividends of democratic government. “We enjoy peace now than the past years. We should not go to sleep until our dear nation becomes the leader of all black nations in the world.” Adagba, who commend-

developmental projects being carried out in the state, also urged other political leaders to strive to fulfill their pre-election campaign promises to them. The Chairman, Planning Committee, Evang. Rotimi Odugbesan, said the conference which held between November 9 and 11, was to enrich participants’ spiritual life and their socio-economic and political knowledge “At the end, it is our aim that beneficiaries of the conference would have been well-equipped to manage all manners of challenges they are confronted with at home or in our various houses of worship,” he said. Two Lagos State lawmakers, Akeem Bello and Victor Akande, were honoured at the event. They both commended the Cherubim & Seraphim church for promoting religious harmony in the state.

Ikpeazu swears in 27 new commissioners Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia

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seven new commissioners recently appointed by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu have been sworn in. Three out of the number are women while seven new ministries were created by the government. The new ministries are the Ministry of Strategy and Social Development, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ministry of Inter State Affairs and Ministry of Small, Medium Entrepreneur Development. Others are Ministry of Conflict and Boundary Resolution, Special Duties Establishment and Training, Special Duties, Vulnerable Groups, Women. Addressing the new commissioners, the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu charged them to see their appointment as a call to duty. He said that Abia is in need of credible men and women and urged them to serve with humility and fear of God as well as to try to correct whatever shortcomings witnessed in the past state executive council. “We also believe that if there were things we did not do properly during the last council that you are called upon to fill that gap and do it better this time around”. “Abia state today is not just in need of men and women. We are in need of

men women that can be trusted. People on whose shoulders the development of Abia state is going to rest for the rest of the teure of this administration. Therefore I want to make it clear that the position you occupy today you occupy on behalf of your people and the people OF Abia state.It is not a position with which you have been called to oppress anyone”, he said. The Governor expressed confidence that the commissioners are capable of leading Abia to the next level of development and urged them to make use of the opportunity to serve the people of the state and be bridge builders in their areas as he shall no longer tolerate commissioners that no longer reach the grassroots. “Something is peculiar with this particular council and that is that there is no tenure attached to the lifespan of this council. For all those that will work in tandem with this administration they will last but those who will not keep pace and faith with what we have innunciated for ourselves to create better life for Abia people they may easily fall by the wayside”. Responding on behalf of the others, the Commissioner for Works, Hon Eziuche Ubani promised to meet the expectation of the Governor and people of the state and pledged to be loyal to the government.


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I’ll never re-contest for office of president- Jonathan

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Iniobong Iwok Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has vowed never to recontest for the position of the President of the country even if he is nominated by his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stressing that he had contributed his quota to the development of the country and has moved on. Jonathan, who was speaking during

an interview with Ovation Magazine publisher, Dele Momodu said he was still receiving daily requests and plea from Nigerians across the country for him to re-contest the presidential position, stating that he was not an over ambitious man and was satisfied with his achievements while in office. He said “I have had the rare privilege of leading our country at a very critical time and did my best; I have left the rest for posterity to judge. No, people come to me everyday saying they want me back,

I’m moved to tears whenever I go out and see the huge crowd shouting Jonathan we want you back even in the North. “Instead of getting swollen headed I actually reflect on my achievements and mistakes and feel humbled and feel very sober, I am not a man of inordinate ambition. I’m a man of very modest means, I hardly travel out of the country because of the cost, I have left and played my part and moved on,” Jonathan said. Speaking on the 2019 presidential race and the chance of the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Jonathan said Atiku would not be given the All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential ticket, noting that Atiku would compete very well if he gets the PDP presidential ticket. He said the chance of Atiku was bright in the 2019 presidential race, noting that he was a passionate politician, but advised him to reach out to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for support. “He can’t get the APC ticket. If Atiku should get our ticket he would compete well because he is always a passionate politician, but he would have to reach out to baba OBJ, the boss of all bosses, we have all learned at different times that you ignore OBJ at your own peril. OBJ has the magic wand, respected home and abroad.” On his assessment of the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari, his successor, the former President said the administration was making progress on the anti corruption war, but added that the focus and target was rather on his

Anambra guber poll : Why we’re not holding campaign rallies - ACPN candidate Patrick Okohue The candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) in the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra State, Comrade Akunwata Ejoh Ojiba, has revealed why his party refused to join in what he described as campaign rallies war ahead of the poll. The ACPN had adopted a noiseless door-todoor, person-to-person, and community-tocommunity campaign strategy, which has strengthened and rapidly increased their popularity among the voting population at the grassroots across the 21 local government areas of the state. Speaking at the weekend after visiting several political wards and communities in the state, Comrade Ojiba maintained that besides the expensive nature of campaign rallies, it does not allow the candidates to have the true feelings of the people at the grassroots. He also noted that at campaign rallies are hired crowds, many of whom are not

registered voters in the state, adding that many of those that are seen at the rallies so far were hired from neighbouring states, including Enugu, Delta, Edo and Imo states, insisting that his party was not interested in unnecessary crowd war engaged in by some political parties in their bid to outdo one another ahead of the election. “As a person, I don’t like waste and we cannot do what they are doing. Crowd does not win election, the voters determine who emerges the winner. We go to the voters at the grassroots, and that is why we’re here today to see you people because of your importance in this process. “Have you not seen that it is the same people you see at the APGA rallies that you see at PDP rallies and the same faces you see at APC rallies. “They bring some of them from nearby states and they only change the party uniform they are wearing,” Comrade Ojiba told party leaders and canvassers at Amansea, Awka North Local Government. Also at Awka South and Onitsha North, the ACPN candidate told his supporters

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not to relent in their door-to-door campaign as their efforts have yielded tremendous results. “ACPN has proven that it is possible to defeat the so-called big party. While they are jumping from place to place with their hired crowd, we are working at the grassroots because we genuinely want to meet the people and know their basic needs so that we can meet them when we get to the government house,” he said.

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Ex-C’River Gov Larry Odey defects to APC Edem Bassey, Calabar

The former acting governor of Cross River State Hon Larry Odey has defected to All Progressives Congress (APC). Until his defection, Hon Odey was a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Hon Odey who defected with a onetime PDP state deputy chairman, Barrister Fidel Egoro, and their supporters was received by the State chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. John Ochala. Receiving the defectors into APC at Government Primary School, Okuku, Yala Local Government Area in Cross River state, the State acting Chairman of APC Mr. John Ochala alongside the APC Board of Trustee (BoT) and 2019 gubernatorial aspirant, Mr. Wabilly Nyiam, serving Senator John Owan Enoh, APC South-South zonal Organising Secretary, Mr. Paul Obi, Honourable Paul Adah and other APC chieftains to welcome the defectors into the Party. The BoT member, Wabilly Nyiam asked the new entrants to adhere to every letter of the APC constitution as this is the practice that has made the APC different and enviable for others to join. The BoT member cautioned the new members that, “We cannot sacrifice the constitution for any member, but we can lose any member to protect the constitution.” Senator Owan Enoh said, “We cannot afford to have Governor Ayade beyond 2019 in the government house; that everyone should get registered and prepare to vote the governor out of office in the next election.” While the two time member of the House of Representatives and NDDC commissioner said, it would not only be risky, but it would be great disservice to our children to allow Ayade remain as governor of Cross River State. Hon Odey thanked APC members for receiving him and promised to do his best to forge the party ahead.


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N16.6bn fraud: Court grants ex-gov Suswam’s 3 associates N100m bail

Lawmaker wants total compliance, implementation of budget

Andrew Orolua, Abuja.

‘Tosin Ajuwon, Akure

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday remanded three associates of former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam in Suleja Prison pending when they perfect the N100m bail bond and other conditions granted them by the court. The associates; Solomon Wombo, the former Special Adviser to the ex-governor on Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Asen Sambe, the former Permanent Secretary of the Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Isiah Ipevnor the former Director of Accounts and Finance in the state’s Bureau of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs were arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba on Monday in a nine count charge bordering on fraud and money laundering. Each of them pledged not guilty to each of the charges . Ruling on their bail application Justice Dimgba said giving that the offences the defendants were charged with are bailable, they are admitted to bail in the sum of N100m each with one surety each. The surety, the judge added, should be either businessman or civil servant of the rank of assistant director and one of them must own landed property in Abuja worth N400m while the person standing surety as a civil servant must deposit copies of first letter of appointment with the court registrar. All sureties must produced two recent copies of passport photographs ,drivers licence and verifiable residential addresses while the defendants are to deposit their international passports with the registrar of the court. The Federal Government, through Attorney-General of the Federation and

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minister of Justice had preferred nine counts charge against the defendants after it was discovered that they diverted the sum of N16.6bn from Benue State’s bank accounts dedicated for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme and the Joint Allocation Account for Local Government funds. They were said to have between June 27, 2011 and May 29, 2015 diverted the total sum N16,604,314,604.01 belonging to the 23 Local Government Councils of Benue State. Part of the sum diverted includes N7,032,333,506.28 from the state’s “SURE-P Local Government component” bank

account into the account of Benue State Local Government Joint Account with the aim of concealing the money and for their own personal benefits. The defendants also between June 27, 2011 and May 29, 2015, diverted the sum of N5,342,028,098.73 paid into the state Local Government Joint Account by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation of the state. They were also said to have between, June 15, 2012 and May 29, 2015 diverted another sum of N4,230,953,000 from the state’s Local Government Joint Account into the Benue State Association of Local Government of Nigeria “with the aim of concealing the money being property derived directly from corruption”. “Conspiracy to transfer property derived directly from corruption contrary to Section 18 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and punishable under Section 15 of the same Act. The defendants were also accused of “transfer of property derived directly from corruption contrary to Section 15(1)(a)(ii) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and punishable under the same Section of the Act”. They also face charges of “conversion of property derived directly from corruption contrary to Section 15(1)|a)(ii) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 and punishable under the same Section of the Act.” They are also charged with offences of “obtaining by false pretence contrary to Section 1 of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, Cap A6 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act”. The matter has been adjourned to December 18, for trial.

We have developed 6 estates within one year- GM Moses Oyediran, Enugu

The General Manager of Enugu State Housing Development Corporation (ESHDC), Mr. Chukwuemelie Agu has stated that the corporation completed six estates within one year. Agu disclosed the names of the new developed estates to include: Heritage Estate, WTC Estate, Transparency Estate, Rangers Estate 1&2, Citadel Estate and Vally Estate. He explained that some of the estates were developed as a combination of low, medium and high income earners estates. According to him, some like the Citadel Estate was developed for the high income earners and Valley Estate exclusively for low income earners in the state. Agu said that the corporation ensured that the estates meet

the need of all classes of people; adding that the estates had been made affordable for people according to their social strata. The General Manager explained that the developments of the estates were to cater for the growing population in the state; since there was high need for more houses to be built in order to accommodate everyone. ``In one year and few months in the office, my team with tremendous support from Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, have been able to achieve a lot in the direction of new estates development in Enugu,’’ he said. Agu also noted that there are four upcoming estates for development from different communities outside Enugu metropolis in other to spread development and residence within the state.

``We want to develop some of these satellite estates to be able to decongest the state capital, Enugu. ``People are much in Enugu metropolis due to the fact that many are coming back to the state due to one reason or the other. ``All with the aim to reduce the costing of house in Enugu State and provide affordable accommodation notwithstanding one’s earning ability,’’ he said. He revealed that the corporation is planning to lunch its official website where people can easily get information without necessarily coming to the office. Agu, however, applauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for his fatherly support to the corporation to cater for the welfare of Enugu residents; adding that the government established this feat within a year and three months.

A member of the House of Representatives, representing Idanre/ Ifedore Constituency area of Ondo State, Hon. Bamidele Baderinwa has called for a total compliance and full implementation of the 2018 budget in order to sustain economic growth and increase. Hon Baderinwa spoke while reacting to the presentation of the 2018 appropriation bill of N8.6 trillion to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmaker stressed that though the timely presentation of the 2018 budget proposal was good, but its proper implementation must be adhered to. “It’s not enough to present the budget early but Ministries, agencies and departments must be up to the task of the implementation of the budget. “For instance, the 2016 and 2017 budgets were not fully implemented, this development often leads to underdevelopment and it tells on the economy. “The masses also bear the brunt, as so many other things will be left unattended to on the side of the government.” Hon Baderinwa called on President Buhari to be more proactive and sensitive to issues bothering on national development. He emphasised that the President ought to have taken certain decisions in the overall interest of Nigerians. “There are many pointed accusations of alleged corruption involving people who are close to the President yet nothing has been done. “Nigerians who voted us and our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) await reasonable and purposeful action and were almost tired and fed up with our change mantra.” The lawmaker lamented the situation where Nigerians no longer live at ease and comfort with government policies which has not bettered their lives. “I think the President is too quiet on some issues which needed urgent attention that could earn him public trust.” Hon Baderinwa charged President Buhari to be awake to the responsibility of good governance now that his health has stabilised in order to regain the trust of the people. “The President should gear up and play true party politics and governance towards steering the wheel of progress of the Nation in the right direction. “So many things have gone wrong within the party leadership and these developments are having adverse effects on the level of governance, thereby affecting the original intent of the APC party manifestos. “Except something reasonable is put in place, am afraid 2019 will not be a child’s play for the party and may be in the best interest of Nigerians who gave us their mandates.” He urged the President to live up to the expectations of Nigerians by applying political will to resolve all pending corruption allegations. “Let all the institutions (ICPC, EFCC and others) fighting corruption be empowered to take lawful and decisive action against corrupt personalities in order to repose confidence in these institutions.”


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Need for caution in Anambra guber election

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rom Chris Ngige in 2003 to Peter Obi in 2006, to Virginia Etiaba in 2007, and from Etiaba in 2007 back to Peter Obi in 2010 to the current Governor Willie Obiano, Anambra elections had laid a foundation for staggered elections in the country. However, this is good because, that is what you find in a fledgling democracy, though the impression it leaves in the minds of people, especially first-timers to the state, who are left with no alternative conclusion is, that politicians from the state approach politics with a do-or-die attitude. What had happened in Anambra over the years politically has spilled into other states like, Ekiti, Osun and Ondo and this trend had also reduced the burden of the stress arising from conducting elections in Nigeria at once, on the Independent National Electoral Commission. Anambra State is proudly known for its high level of politicking and active electioneering participation by its citizens who think they possess both the mental and financial grit and gut required to contest, win and control the reigns of government, an obscure reason why one would find, that in every election in the “Light of the Nation” state, especially gubernatorial polls people from different backgrounds: technocrats, administrators, academicians, successful businessmen and women, etc, come out to express their willingness to contest, albeit to govern the people of Anambra. This massive ‘expression of interest’ to rule their own people is democratically atone with the prescriptions of democracy, not ‘democrazy’, no doubt. There is nothing wrong with that. It’s highly acceptable and commendable by all standards. You know why? There are mixed-feelings in certain quarters in the state that those who had been privileged to govern the state had not done enough to alleviate the sufferings of the citizens and to put smiles in their face. In a hurry, one would conclude that why our brothers and sisters usually put themselves out en mass, for elective positions in the state is that, those who had at one time other been privileged to govern the state, didn’t really do anything tangibly meaningful, apart from the much touted dividends of democracy successive past administrations in the state had had to brandy and

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green-wash on the screens of some television stations and pages of newspapers in the country and abroad in the form of paid adverts. The Anambra state gubernatorial election holds on Saturday, November 18, 2017 and as political parties and contestants are strategizing and re-strategizing to ensure victory in the forthcoming election in and aspirants are also warming up with internal and external consultations with relevant stakeholders, all in efforts to secure the nod of their respective parties. At the last count, no fewer than 10 people had declared interest to run for the election. Among them are Senator Andy Uba, Tony Nwoye, Bath Nwibe, Chike Obidigbo, Obinna Uzor, George Moghalu, John Bosco Onunkwo, Don Okonkwo, Charles Odedo, Paul Chukwuma and a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, who recently declared his aspiration for the election on the platform of the United Progressives Party (UPP), and the sole candidate of the Peoples Progressive Alliance (PPA), Godwin Ezeemo. And with the number of those who had declared interest to vie for the election, the political tension in the state is already high and these are pointers to the fact that the contestants and their parties are poised to win the election. Be that as it may, it’s important for the contestants and their supporters to know that in the forthcoming election, Anambra is in the eyes of the world and they must play by the rule and ensure they maintain decorum before and during the election. It’s also morally advisable that they shun every negative act and trend that is capable of leading to violence, killings, riggings, kidnappings, and just as they strive hard not to throw caution to the wind. Our contestants should remember that the recent attack of a Catholic Church in Ozubulu community, Ekwusigo Local Government Council of Anambra state, that had left 13 people dead and scores injured, has already cast the image of the state in bad light, locally and abroad. And on this note, they should not allow their personal ego and self-aggrandizement to becloud the interest of the masses who now yearn for a more peaceful and orderly state.

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The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

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Strengthening legislative practices in Lagos local government councils

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f course, Lagos is known and respected for scoring many firsts in policies, laws and ideas for the betterment of its citizens. In many instances, it has shown over time that having the right leadership at the helm of affairs is just what a society needs to become the envy of its neighbours. Yes, in the last two and half years, the state has witnessed unprecedented progress. You want to know why? The arms of government constantly decided to look away from human sentiments and work strictly with the law. We are lucky that as usual, we have a governor who believes in the rule of law and is always careful to ensure it takes preeminence in his bid to make the state the real Centre of Excellence. The various laws implemented as well as the resolutions worked on by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode attest to this position. Who benefits from such visionary leadership and smooth process of governance? Of course the residents of the state. This then brings upon us the importance of the local govern-

ment system in Nigeria and particularly, Lagos. It further brings to mind the need to strengthen that part of government since, as it is supposed to be, it is the nearest to the people of a state. There is usually this voter apathy each time the local government elections are held. The simple reason and, maybe justifiably so, is that the local government, overtime, became the farthest of the three tiers thus beating its supposed importance. The state is now even closer to the people than local government. There are complaints by the public that they even hardly know their chairmen, councillors, supervisors and secretaries to the local governments and other appointees of that tier of government. The claim is that they are only seen during electioneering. It is not supposed so. An appointee at that level should be a grassroots person, one who is a middleman between the communities he represents and the state. He should also have a grasp of the activities of the state government. With these thoughts and arguments, for example, the Lagos state House of Assembly has been at the forefront of ensuring officials at the local government level understand

why they are there. It should not always be business as usual creating the impression, which has now gone very wide, that opportunities at that level is only ‘job for the boys’. It is known that oversight on local government by the lawmakers in Lagos has been the best across the country and this is not taking out the fact that the executive arm of government has been of major assistance and cooperation. As part of the need to further strengthen the grassroots government and ensure that appointees at that level are in tandem with the operations at the state level, the House came up with the decision to constantly have nominees screened just like in the case of the appointment of commissioners and other such officers at the state level. This decision is a part of the Local Government Administrative Guidelines of the state. The implication of not screening and confirming such appointments is therefore that anyone who occupies a position of that magnitude would legally only be seen as holding it in acting capacity. Ibrahim Magu, who heads the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is a good case of argument here. He has remained in acting ca-

pacity since his appointment. It is always known that screening of appointees gets them prepared for the task ahead of them. It also keeps them conscious of party manifestos and what they should do. Of course, it is never a witchhunt exercise, but a pragmatic attempt to complement the efforts of the Governor. For example, a prospective appointee is supposed to know the status of the Neighbourhood Watch initiative in his domain, what they think about the government’s battle in trying to sanitise the state, especially their own areas, what they think can be done to further encourage or boost the government of the state. So screening and confirming them confers on them a level of legitimacy. It is also pertinent that with the successes recorded with the town hall meetings so far organised by the state House of Assembly, it is also necessary that this should he replicated by the various councils before the chairmen would present budgets and have them approved. Egberongbe is the special adviser on political and legislative matters to Speaker Mudashiru Obasa of the Lagos state House of Assembly.

Prof Wole Soyinka, the literary Abiku revisits America

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e is unpredictable and dramatic in more ways than one. A poet and a playwright. A linguistic stylist and a word juggler per excellence. At the height of his literary sojourn, he won for Africa as the first writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. Before then, he had been through Fire and Brimstone during the Nigerian civil war when he was caught at offside, so to speak, by the Nigerian government he, Soyinka literary guru sneaked mysteriously into the embattled walls of Biafran enclave, ostensibly, as we were told later on, he had gone to see Col. Odumegwu Emeka Ojukwu, on how war could be avoided. His daring mission to see Ojukwu was misconstrued as an act of a traitor and was accused of spying. General Gowon now was so peeved that Soyinka was put in detention for almost two and half years . His years in detention were captured in a book titled ‘A SHUTTLE IN THE CRYPT.’ A moving book of poems written by Prof Wole Soyinka , a writer, who often times converted his temporary incarcerations into creative literary cum poetic experience. Above all, from the dusts of the detention years, another great book titled ‘THE MAN DIED’ was born which captured the chilling tale of a man who died during the war that he came across during his travelogue into the Biafran enclave. Soyinka the playwright and poet enjoys his creative genius when he is faced with instant danger to his person, especially, with his

quotable dictum when he philosophized ‘THE MAN DIES IN ALL WHO KEEP SILENT IN THE FACE OF TYRANNY’ With his release from detention in 1969 he returned to the University of Ibadan where he once held a lecturer’s appointment in the Department of Theatre Arts and Literature. I saw him live when he came to the Main Auditorium of the University with a Vice Chancellor, Professor Adeoye Lambo , a fellow Egba man from Abeokuta. Wearing a casual long sleeved shirt and a blue jeans, Professor Wole Soyinka, told the audience, made up of students and lecturers, who were so excited that their literary icon had returned to Ibadan from detention. The humanist in him intoned ‘I HAVE NEVER VENTURED FROM THE FOLD’ adding that he did not sell out his Nigerianness to Ojukwu or Biafra. There is something charming about Soyinka, his snow-white bushy hair and moustache have become his internationally recognized patent across the globe. A Soyinka is uniquely Soyinkan and one of a kind in Africa and acknowledged across the globe. Professor Wole Soyinka’s love for dramatic exits and entries was again on display during the US presidential elections as he too was in the US for one of his seemingly endless lecture tours when he said he would leave the US as soon as the Donald Trump becomes the next President because he believed that Trump was a racist . Not quite a year ago when he actually kept his word of checking out of the US as soon the results showed Trump had won against Mrs. Hillary Clinton, he reached

for his Green Card which had entitled him to stay and work in the US and tore it in the open and got onto a plane and left for Nigeria. Soyinka is drama personified. Sometime in November between 14th and 16th he has some lectures to deliver in the US and that has brought him back to his vomit in the US, so to speak. Richard D Cohen Lecture series at the Harvard University Centre for African studies . In an interview with the influential London Financial Times Soyinka quipped ‘ I will go in as alien, alien from outer space, I love that designation.’ Lectures are titled ‘Beyond Aesthetics, Use, Abuse and Dissonance in African Art Traditions.’ The next titled is ‘Oga It’s Original Fake’ will be delivered on 14th November. On November 15th, Soyinka will speak on ‘Heirs to the Procreative Deities’ The Yoruba at large. The last lecture will be on FROM ASOEBI TO NXXXXYWOOD’ Prof Wole Soyinka is an itinerant lecturer and like ABIKU one of his memorable poems which depicts a wanderer child who constantly torments his mother by returning to her womb many times over. He had stayed in California with his wife Folake. Soyinka observed that he was in the US during the last Presidential elections and said ‘I was in New York during the elections, I watched this face, his body language and listened to his uncouth racist language , his imbecilic harangues, his insult to other peoples and races, especially, Hispanics, Africans and Afro Americans, and citing once, Nigeria as an instance of the burdensome occupation of global space. I watched and lis-

tened disbelievingly, since this was America supposedly now freed to a large extent, as we like to believe and have a right from its lamentable history of racism.’ Soyinka’s views were clothed incredibly and unquestionably in the characteristic Soyinkaresque style both in delivery and format. Acidic to the core and denigrating the Trump mannerisms. Being a Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka’s facility with the English language is usually delivered in a flowing and galloping prose. If Donald Trump were an African dictator, he would veto Wole Soyinka’s re-entry into the shores of US, especially, having torn the Green Card that once entitled to him to live and work in the US, all the border points would be manned by huge Alsatian dogs and Special forces that dealt with Osama Bin Ladin who was killed in Pakistan by US troops, the Man alleged to have led the bombing of Twin Towers in New York killing thousands of US citizens many years ago. Prof Wole Soyinka’s Abiku- like visitation to the US is symptomatic of the Literary Abiku who relishes in tormenting his perceived tormentors in a symbolic way. A scholar of international repute, Wole Soyinka cannot be gagged by national boundaries and that is why he had described his revisiting the US with an appropriate imagery ‘AM an alien from outer space going to the US.’ Let him only fire literary fireworks while in the US and return home in one piece. We salute Kongi and the Creative force behind the Abiku mystery..


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President Buhari’s Silent Support for the South-East. Guest Columnist

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resident Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to the South-Eastern states of Ebonyi and Anambra is taking place at the most op-

Beyond these misplaced fears, these southeasterners are a people known for their creativity, industry and hard work, from whose sweat the economy has benefited immensely. But it is equally true that they have not been served in due proportion by successive administrations in post-independence Nigeria. Had governments of yesteryears discharged their responsibilities to the region, and to the country at large, we might not have been in a situation of tensions and anger leading to violence and secessionist agitation which have their roots in the lack of infrastructure and opportunity for citizens to excel

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to a governor who has done so much in promoting the President’s policy on food self-sufficiency and to to endorse his party’s candidate in a crucial vote to install a new governor through an election at the weekend in Anambra. Given the unfortunate secessionist winds sown by the Indigenous dent’s visit should be seen as part of the measures promised by the administration, following successful cooperation between the federal government, the region’s five governors and the cultural leadership means achieved success in putting visit should go further in soothing frayed nerves and provide an opportunity to listen more to the cries of the people of the region. tion a clear break in the mindset from the negativity that characterized the perception of the Buhari administration in the region, follot with the former President Dr the same votes he got from one or maximally two of some local council areas in a populous State). Following the outcome of this election, some of the politicians who lost began to whip up fears of vendetta against the the region even when there was no basis at all for this. It may have been a defensive strategy. But it nonetheless led to emotional responses to the President expressed through anger, paranoia, fear, frustration, resentment and confusion. I recall that when he spoke on scribed the way most democracies cent did not get the same as the the one gave five percent votes but said emphatically that “I’am a different kind of leader.” He said, more or less in these words that he would spective of the way they voted and went on to add that this country’s constitution protects all citizens, all parts thereof by making specific provisions for fair and balanced distribution of appointments and ter principle.

With the dredging of the river Niger commissioned by NIWA, the yearning for maritime access to the sea by the south-east and the North to be realized.

Buhari labor, employment and productivity. And given the choices he made, the South-East Ministers today rank among the best this country has ever had if you look at their individual performances. If you go through the online newspapers of the country, everyday, every week and every year there are stories about marginalization against a people for whom the President is doing so much to ensure their security,dignity and prosperity. Beyond these misplaced fears, these south-easterners are a people known for their creativity, industry and hard work, from whose sweat the economy has benefited immensely. But it is equally true that they have not been served in due proportion by successive administrations in post-independence Nigeria. Had governments of yesteryears discharged their responsibilities to the region, and to the country at large, we might not have been in a situation of tensions and anger leading to violence and secessionist agitation which have their roots in the lack of infrastructure and opportunity for citizens to excel. By God, today’s investments in infrastructure and people should change all that. Beside the issue of political representation, federal roads in the SouthEast are a perpetual issue in our country. But each state in the country complains of bad federal roads. However, contrary to the notion that nobody in this government is doing anything about those roads, the region has a good number of roads paid for by the federal government that are under either completed or undergoing repairs/construction. As of May this year, there are 600 was kilometers of roads that are under rehabilitation/ construction across the South East zone’s five states which include: Abia States Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section II Harcourt Dual Carriageway Section II

used to whip up sentiment against him in states that did not vote for him, even after the transcripts of / Akwa - Ibom States what he actually were published.

in spite of the conscious effort the President made to reassure / Akwa - Ibom States the South-East by giving four of the region’s five states four senior cabinet posts, which are foreign Harcourt Dual Carriageway affairs; industry, trade and investment; science and technology and

/ Akwa - Ibom States. Expressway, which runs through Anambra, Enugu, Imo, Abia and Ebonyi States covering about 31 roads as well as construction of pedestrian bridges and flyovers, traffic signs and lights; the outstanding section of

industrial and commercial prowess, there is no gain saying who the biggest beneficiaries are. alone, no one should have any reason to doubt the good intentions of the President towards the South-East. Even if some of the people may not support the government, they cannot deny that their region has got a

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East as in all other subregions, good governance is also necessary and the steps the federal government is taking to deal with corruption, terrorism, banditry and lawlessness have the effect of lifting this country out of poverty and lack of developernize its trade and investment by easing the process of doing business has already attracted the attention and acclaim of the world, and is giving Nigeria a quick rise in the rank-

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lies have been told to our brothers in the South-East. A past president laid the brick once. it. Having forgotten a promise made, he had a ceremony organized for him time to seek re-election came.

ed the then presidential candidate of his earlier promise to do bridge, he got angry. He stopped short of outrightly denying ever making the promise. Now, on the Second Niger Bridge tractor had re-mobilized to site. In the budget proposals read last week at the National Assembly, President Buhari listed this bridge as one of

President in his conscience is clear on all fronts that he has been fair to the region and will continue to encourage the efforts of each state as it strives to excel in one endeavor or anport of Ebonyi state’s rice growing schemes leaned on a permanent solution to the fertilizer supply crisis in the country bears true testimony to a successful partnership between the center and the subregion. In the field of agriculture alone, we have seen this new synergy in the functioning of the governments at the center and ism at work, and at its best. Which in turn has led to a beneficial relationship based on mutual respect, hope and trust between the governor and the president in spite of political party differences. ship commends itself to other leaders in the country to shed old mindsets and maintain caution while making statements and to not get carried away by emotions leading to unnecessary tensions. one, the media for their part must decide against making unsubstantiated allegations and aspersions being leveled against the leadership at the center for the mere fun of catching the maintain the delicate balance of the relationships between our diverse population and to avoid weakening our democracy. We need to do this and more to achieve something of substance for the nation. Finally, it is to be hoped that beyond putting out the fire of these misplaced fears, President Buhari’s visit would help to put the spotlight on the silent achievements of his administration in this distinct region so that the ordinary citizen will be reassured that he/she matters, and be rid of the notion that they are getting the short end of the stick. GARBA SHEHU is SSAP ( Media and Publicity), Abuja.


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Abia community holds Okika Festival, pledges to make it tourist attraction Sunday Nwakanma, Umuahia

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scale enterprises sprang up during this year’s edition of Ready Set Work Project (RSW) of the Lagos State Government which ended last Saturday. Four years to its retirement ceremony, the Okezie Age Grade of Agboji Community of Abiriba, Abia State has held the age grades’ mandatory Okika ceremony. The Okika ceremony is very unique to the Agboji Abiriba community only as a preparation for the retirement ceremony of any age grade in the area in the next four years. The occasion which was held on Thursday also called Ugwu Okagwo (the hill of Okagwo community) is used by the community to showcase their hunters’ skill as well as time to publicly expose evil doers in the community. According to the traditional ruler of brother community, also in Abiriba, the Alaoke of Ihungwu Amaeke Abiriba, Eze U. O. Ukiwe, the occasion is always a big day for the Agboji community in Abiriba and celebrated by any age grade or coming of age in the next four years. This festival, he said belongs to the Agboji community only, being one of the

three communities of Abiriba. While after the celebration, the age grade will retire in the next four years. He used the occasion to advice members of the community be clean from bad habits as they will be exposed during the festival. He advised government at all levels to tap into the culture and make the festival a tourist attraction. A member of the celebrating Okezie Age Grade and member representing Aba North and South in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Ossy Prestige added that it was a “symbol of the fact that you are getting to the (traditional) retirement age”. “It is unique to Agboji Abiriba community and it comes with developmental projects from the age grade”. According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Culture, Elder Ifeanyi Agbai, the occasion is also used to expose ills of the society while the member representing Aba Central in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Abraham Oba and a son of Amaeke Abiriba advised that since culture was not a thing of today, such cultures as Okika festival should be sustained “as it unites the community and brings home, members of the community” in diaspora.

Reinhard Bonnke ends farewell crusade

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scribed as one of the most successful gathering with a blessed weather for the whole five days, the much talked about and one of the most expected events in the country has come and gone but the memories will linger in the minds of many Nigerians. Addressing the mammoth crowd that is overwhelming in an emotional laden voice, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke said his last prayers for Nigeria, a country he has been visiting for his global crusade since 1985. His words: “As I bid Nigeria farewell, I pray for the national needs of this country, I say God bless the country Nigeria, I pray for God’s blessings upon the people, I pray for wisdom for President Buhari to lead this nation and to have the grace to take the right decision concerning this country. I pray for Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo for God to bless him, I pray for Ogun State governor, Ibikunle

Amosun that God should bless him, I pray for Lagos State governor, Akiwunmi Ambode that the Rivers of the Living Waters flow through Lagos and I remove all the powers of the devil from the land. Bonnke also prayed for the salvation of Nigeria while breaking the yoke of poverty upon the land saying poverty is a pain on the people and if Jesus can have compassion on the pain of the sick, He should equally heal the pain of poverty and have compassion on the poor. His words “Look upon the poor Lord and help them on their feet, I pray for unemployed graduates that cannot get jobs proportionate to their certificates, I pray that God should put food on the table of each home and family, I break the curse of poverty, I pray that criminals should exchange their guns for the Bible, I pray against youths unemployment and pray for God fearing leaders for Nigeria and that this society be free of corruption.”

L-R: Wife of Ogun State Governor, Mrs. Funsho Amosun; Ataoja of Osogbo, Oba Jimoh Olanipekun; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola and his wife, Sherifat, during the wedding ceremony of Ataoja’s son in Osogbo, Osun State… at the weekend.

Edo Govt, UNITAR sign MoU on capacity dev’t, education reform Titus Akhigbe, Benin

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Edo State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to improve workers’ capacity to deliver quality service. The Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who signed for the state government at Government House in Benin City, said the training would equip Edo civil servants with new knowledge and skills for optimal performance. He added that the MoU

entails a series of relevant and focused trainings for all civil servants in the state. “We have set up a training facility for civil servants; we have also bought computers and other teaching aids. We believe that with the signing of this agreement, we have put in place the necessary framework for building the capacity of our civil servants, by leveraging on the contacts and reach of UNITAR,” Obaseki said. He added that, “we will agree on the curricula for the key programmes before the end of the year, develop them and design a time table for the com-

mencement of the training programme in the first month of 2018.” Obaseki further explained that the collaboration with the United Nations body would also focus on monitoring and evaluation for efficient systems in the state’s education sector. “We are re-enacting our basic education system and we are doing a complete review of the system which will require training and re-training of teachers, education inspectors, and all cadre of stakeholders. This collaboration will give us tremendous leverage to help strengthen our basic education system,” he said.

He added that the state would also leverage on the partnership to train administrators and teachers at the Benin Technical College. Earlier, the Country Representative of UNITAR, Dr. Larry Boms, said that the partnership on capacity building would enable Edo civil servants drive government policies effectively, and assured that UNITAR would pull more resources from its partner countries in the European Union. He added that other states in the country and countries in the West African region would benefit from the international training centre which will be domiciled in Edo State.

Commit my estranged wife to prison, Beninese businessman asks court Peter Fowoyo

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allegedly flouting a court judgment, a Beninese businessman, Mr. Gnanhoue Nazaire, on Monday asked the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos to commit his estranged wife, Mrs. Rashidatou Abdou, to prison. The duo of Nazaire and his company, Rana Prestige Industries Limited, have accused Mrs Abdou of violating a court judgment delivered by a former judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yunusa. His lawyer, Ajibola Oluyede, accused Abdou of invading the company with policemen led by a Chief Superintendent of Police, Akpama Okoi, the Divisional Police Officer, Meiran Police Station. But, Mrs Abdou, through her lawyer Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), in a preliminary objection challenging the contempt

proceedings said the judgment sought to be enforced was obtained by fraud while the judge who delivered it had been sacked and is on trial in relation to the case. Mr. Nazaire and Mrs Abdou had been at loggerheads over the company’s ownership, with the latter petitioning the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC later filed charges against Nazaire, accusing him of fraudulently converting the company’s share to his use and to Mrs. Abdou’s prejudice, as well as “converted huge sums of money” belonging to the company “to his own use.” Mrs. Abdou said she and Nazaire jointly established Rana Prestige and were the company’s only two directors. She said she was fraudulently cut off as the company’s director to the extent that money was

withdrawn from the company’s account without her consent despite the fact that she’s a signatory to the company’s accounts. EFCC had sought to arrest Nazaire at the premises of the Lagos State High court, but was allegedly prevented from doing so by his lawyer Chief Rickey Tarfa (SAN). The commission subsequently arrested Tarfa, culminating in his being charged with obstruction of justice and alleged bribery. Justice Yunusa, who was retired in connection with the case, had ordered the EFCC to unseal the company’s business premises and to unfreeze of its bank account. Nazaire, through his new counsel Oluyede, accused Mrs Abdou of violating Justice Yunusa’s verdict by invading the company’s premises with policemen.

He said if she was dissatisfied with the verdict, she ought to appeal rather than taking laws into her hands. His words: “Our application is about the subversion of the judicial process by the alleged contemnor. The first respondent (Abdou) went with the police to prevent the company from doing its business after getting EFCC to seal up the company. “The applicant approached the court and the court (Justice Yunusa) made an order restraining her. Despite that went to the police and unleashed mayhem on the premises with the help of the second respondent (DPO of Meiran Police Station). “It is her subversion of the purpose of the order that make it a criminal contempt – the judgment that the company should continue to carry its business,” Oluyede said.


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

This is to inform the general public that the above named Foundation has Applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission Abuja for registration Under part “C” of the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990.

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1 PASTOR EZE CYPRIAN OBICHUKWU 2.MRS EZE UCHENNA PHILOMINA 3.MRS EZE CALISTA ANAMELECHI 4.PASTOR. AMAECHI OBINNA NDIBISI

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1 KALU JOSEPH EKE 2. KALU HELEN

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CHAIRMAN SECRETARY MEMBER MEMBER

AIMS & OBJECTIVE 1) TO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST 2) TO CONGREGATE AND ASSEMBLE TOGETHER FOR CHRISTIAN WORSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP 3)TO PROMOTE THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL WELLBEING MEMBERS ANY OBJECTION TO THE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420 TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

EN-HERALDS MINISTRY AKURE

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. OGUNSEYI NAOMI SHIKUOLA 2. OGUNSEYI FUNMILAYO GRACE 3. OGUNSEYI OLUWAGBEMIRO AKINFOLARIN 4. OGUNSEYI PRISCA OJUOLAPE

(CHAIRMAN) (SECRETARY)

THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. TO ORGANISE AND CONDUCT A GODLY CHRISTIAN CENTER TO TEACH AND PREACH THE GOSPEL 2. TO ORGANISE AND CONDUCT CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, MONTHLY AND YEARLY PROGRAMMES AND EVENTS ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET, MAITAMA DISTRICT, ABUJA WITHIN 28 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED BY SECRETARY

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ELIM INTERDENOMINATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

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 NO1 OF 1990. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 1. PASTOR KRIS CHUKUMA 2. MRS. ANTHONIA CHUKUMA 3. MR. KAYODE KOLADE KADIRI 4. MR. VICTOR BABAJIDE OMISESAN 5. MRS. BLESSING NSA-OMISESAN AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. TO PREACH AND FERVENTLY WITNESS THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST 2. TO OPERATE, ARTICULATE, DEMONSTRATE AND MANIFEST TO THE WORLD, THE FIVE-FOLD MINISTRIES AS OUTLINED IN EPHESIANS 4V11. 3. TO RAISE A PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY, PURPOSE, EXCELLENCE AND POWER WITH PASSION FOR JESUS AND GOD’S KINGDOM ADVANCEMENT PUTTING SMILES ON THE FACES OF HUMANITY. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT, OFF AGUYI IRONSI STREET, PMB 198, MAITAMA, ABUJA WITHIN 28TH DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION. SIGNED: BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Chairman Secretary

AIMS & OBJECTIVE 1) Empower people to harness their creativity and encourage innovations through skills acquisition 2) Making social changes/development more visible through steady transformation 3) Provide basic education where it is needed in remote communities. 4) Equal provision of resources to all deprived group of 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 MRS EZE UCHENNA PHILOMINA SECRETARY

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

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Signed KALU JOSEPH EKE Chairman

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The General public is hereby notified that the above named Foundation has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part C of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE:1. FATIMA SHETTIMA ARFO 2. MOHAMMED SHETTIMA ARFO 3. JACK VINCENT FIDELIS 4. AMEENA ALIYU-BEIGHTON. 5. MARYAM ALIYU KYARI 6. OSARUESE ALILE THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE:1. To identify and empower internally displaced persons with requisite livelihood for self reliance 2. To advocate the provision of the basic needs for displaced persons and other vulnerable groups 3. To provide literacy and numeracy skills to vulnerable persons Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420, Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama District, Abuja within 28 days from the date of this publication SIGNED BY :SECRETARY

PRAYER CHANNEL MINISTERS NETWORK

The general public is hereby notified that the above named has applied to Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under the Part ‘C’ of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Decree No. 1 of 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE; 1. PST. PRAISE OLUGBEMIRO ODEDEJI 2. EVANG. OMONIJE JAYEOLA KAYODE. 3. PST. JOSEPH GILBERT. 4. REV. OKERE SYLVA

YERWA AID AND RELIEF FOUNDATION

ADDRESS : 2 MAGARAM ROAD , OLD GRA, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE.

- PRESIDENT. - SECRETARY.

ENDLESS GRACE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH INT’L This is to inform the general public that the above named ministry has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under part ‘C’ of the Companies and Allied matters Act 1990. THE TRUSTEES ARE: (1) ENYIE, FELIX WOKE (2) OGBUJI, CHRISTIAN ANAYO (3) ENYIE, NGOZI NWAKAEGO

- CHAIRMAN - SECRETARY

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES; 1. To raise vibrant kingdom minded prayer leaders. 2. To set the captives free through prayer. 3. Conducting seminars and trainings in line with the word of God.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES: (1) TO PREACH THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST TO THE WHOLE NATION (2) TO PREPARE BELIEVERS TOWARDS THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (3) TO REDEEM LOST SOULS FROM THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT

Any objection to this Registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, plot 420 Tigris Crescent, off Aguiyi Ironsi street, Maitama Abuja within 28 days of this publication.

Any objection to this registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420, Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja within 28 days of this publication.

Signed ; A.S Eromosele Esq.

Signed: ENYIE, FELIX WOKE - CHAIRMAN

SALAMI TAJUDEEN

BAKARE ELIZABETH OMOLAOWA

I Formerly known and addressed as Salami Tajudeen Ajani now wish to be known, called and addressed as Salami Tajudeen All documents and certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note.

I Formerly known and addressed as Egwakide Elizabeth Omolaowa now wish to be known, called and addressed as Bakare Elizabeth Omolaowa All documents and certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note.

MRS. EZEOKWELUME OLUCHUKWU LUCY.

CALEB AYORINDE OLUWASEYI I formerly known as OLUWASEYI AYORINDE OGUNDUSI now wish to be addressed as CALEB AYORINDE OLUWASEYI all former document remain valid, general public take note please.

I formerly known, addressed and called Miss Nwanochie Oluchukwu Lucy now wish to be known, addressed and called Mrs. Ezeokwelume Oluchukwu Lucy. All documents bearing the former name remains valid.

SOFIYYAH TUTU ADEYEMI-BALOGUN I Formerly known and addressed as Sofiat Adetutu Adeyemi now wish to be known, called and addressed as SOFIYYAH TUTU ADEYEMI-BALOGUN All documents and certificates bearing my former names remain valid. Banks, Nigeria Immigration Service, Relevant Authorities and the General public Please take note. MS ABIMISOLA IBIRONKE ALAWOYA

I, Former Mrs Abimisola Ibironke Akintunde, now wished to be known and addressed as Ms Abimisola Ibironke Alawoya. General public take note.

MRS. GIWA RUKAYAT ABIOLA MOTOSO

Formerly known and addressed as Rukayat Abiola Motoso now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs. Giwa Rukayat Abiola Motoso All former documents remain valid. General public take note. MRS.TEMITOPE ANUOLUWAPO VAUGHAN

I formerly known called and addressed as Miss Temitope Anuoluwapo Abolurin, now wish to be known called and addressed as MRS. TEMITOPE ANUOLUWAPO VAUGHAN. All documents remain valid general public and Authorities Concerned should please take note

I, formerly known and addressed as OLONITOLA EBUNLOMO MARY, now wish to be known and addressed as BABAYEMI EBUNLOMO MARY. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

MRS ADEBUKOLA MOTUNRAYO GAFAR I,Formerly known and addressed as MISS ADEBUKOLA BELLO, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS ADEBUKOLA MOTUNRAYO GAFAR. all former documents remain valid. general public should please take note.

I,Formerly known and addressed as MISS OJO OLUSEYE OLUWAKEMI, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS SENFUYE OLUSEYE OLUWAKEMI. all former documents remain valid. general public should please take note.

MRS SENFUYE OLUSEYE OLUWAKEMI

ONWUZURUIGBO MONDAY I, Formerly known and addressed as UMUZURUIGBO MONDAY now wish to be known and addressed as ONWUZURUIGBO MONDAY. all former documents remain valid. general public should please take note.

I, UDOH ETIMA, wish to correct my name which was wrongly written as, UDO ETIMA PETER, instead of, UDOH ETIMA, in my BVN details. I now wish to be known and addressed as, UDOH ETIMA. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

I, JACK INNOCENT RAYMOND, wish to correct my name which was wrongly written as, DAVID INNOCENT, and JACK INNOCENT ROYMOND, instead of, JACK INNOCENT RAYMOND, in my bank account details and Identity Card respectively. I now wish to be known and addressed as, JACK INNOCENT RAYMOND. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

MRS. OLUCHI BONIFACE UKPAKA

AGU GEORGE

MRS. EZEH EBERECHUKWU MONICA

DANIEL ADUNOLA TOLULOPE I formerly known and addressed as OLAJIDE ADUNOLA TOLULOPE, now wish to be known and addressed as DANIEL ADUNOLA TOLULOPE. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

AJAYI FUNMILOLA YEMI I formerly known and addresseed as OKE ABIODUN FUNMILOLA , now wish to be known and addressed as AJAYI FUNMILOLA YEMI. All former document remain valid. General public shoud please take note.

I formerly known and addreessed as IWERIEBON ISIOMA JANET, now wish to be known and addressed as BAKARE JANET. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

ALLEN CONRAD LEVINSON I formeerly known and addressed as ALLEN OLAYINKA AMEH, now wish to be known and addressed as ALLEN CONRAD LEVINSON. All forrmer document remain valid. General public should please take note.

OJIKUTU MORIAM TINUOLA I formerly known and addressed as ADEROJU MORIAM TINUOLA, now wish to be known and addressed as OJIKUTU MORIAM TINUOLA. All forrmer document remain valid. General public should please take note.

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESS AS UDIDE IFEYINWA CHRISTIANA NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS GIBSON IFEYINWA CHRITIANA . GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE .

UWAKWE IJEOMA CELIENA I, formerly known and addressed ALEX IJEOMA CELINA, now wish to be known and addressed as UWAKWE IJEOMA CELIENA. All former documents remain valid. BANKS and General public should please take note.

IKPO EDIDIONG PIUS I, formerly known and addressed IKPO COLLINS PIUS, now wish to be known and addressed as IKPO EDIDIONG PIUS. my correct date of birth is 21stSeptember 1984 All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

MRS CHRISTIAN NGOZI AGATHA I, formerly known and addressed as, MISS OKOLO NGOZI now wish to be known and addressed as MRS CHRISTIAN NGOZI AGATHA. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note.

BABAYEMI EBUNLOMO MARY

I, formerly known and addressed as, MISS. OLUCHI NJOKU, now wish to be known and addressed as, MRS. OLUCHI BONIFACE UKPAKA. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as, GEORGE S. NKWOCHA, now wish to be known and addressed as, AGU GEORGE. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as, MISS. OKAFOR EBERECHUKWU MONICA, now wish to be known and addressed as, MRS. EZEH EBERECHUKWU MONICA. All former documents remain valid. General public should take note.

AMUSA SHAKIRAT ADERAYO

MRS.UGWUDI COLLET NKECHI

I formerly known and addressed as BAKARE SHAKIRAT ADERAYO, now wish to bbbe known and addressed as AMUSA SHAKIRAT ADERAYO. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

EDALERE IBRAHIM ALABI I formerly known and addressed as IBRAHIM ALABI or FADELERE IBRAHIM ADESUNKANMI, now wish to be known and addressed as EDALERE IBRAHIM ALABI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known and addressed as MISS .NNANYEREUGO COLLET NKECHI, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. UGWUDI COLLET NKECHI. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

NWAGBO CHINEDU CHILE I formerly known and addresssed as CHINEDU ONYEGIRI now wish to be known and addrressed as NWAGBO CHINEDU CHILE. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

ADJERESE FLORENCE ESE I formerly known and addressed as ADJERESE FLORENCE EJIRO, now wish to be known and adddressed as ADJERESE FLORENCE ESE. All former document remain valid. General public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed MISS OGBA GEORGINIA ADAEZE, now wish to be known and addressed MRS OGBAJI GEORGINIA ADAEZE. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note.

MRS OGBAJI GEORGINIA ADAEZE

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

BAKARE JANET

GIBSON IFEYINWA CHRITIANA


22 Public Notice CHUKWUEZE ANTHONIA CHIOMA

I, formerly known and addressed as CHUKWU ANTHONIA E., now wish to be known and addressed as CHUKWUEZE ANTHONIA CHIOMA. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note. ODUO VICTOR DONALD I, formerly known and addressed as ODUO VICTOR, now wish to be known and addressed as ODUO VICTOR DONALD. My correct date of birth is January 15th 1984.All former documents remain valid. General Public should please take note. OGENE OLUCHI THERESA

Daily Times Nigeria Tuesday, November 14, 2017

UKAMAKA CHINEDU

MBAOGU SAMUEL SAMUEL

ARINZE KINGSLEY NWAGBOLU

I, formerly known and addressed as UMEH CHIEDOZIE UGOCHI, now wish to be known and addressed as UMEH CHIEDOZIE UGOCHUKWU my correct date of birth is 29/4/1989 . All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as IFEOMA UKAMAKA and IFEOMA UKAMAKA EVIDENCE, now wish to be known and addressed as UKAMAKA CHINEDU. All former documents remain valid. BANKS and General public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as MBAOGU SAMUEL IBENYE, now wish to be known and addressed as MBAOGU SAMUEL SAMUEL my correct date of birth is 24th April 1959. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General public should please take note

I, formerly known and addressed as KANAYO NDUBUISI JEFFEREY NWAGBOLU, now wish to be known and addressed as ARINZE KINGSLEY NWAGBOLU All former documents remain valid. BANKS and General Public should please take note.

MRS EZEOFOR CHRISTIANA CHIGOLU I, formerly known and addressed as MISS CHIME BENEDICTA IFEOMA, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS EZEOFOR CHRISTIANA CHIGOLU. All former documents remain valid BANKS and General Public should please take note.

MRS JOCELYN OKENWA

MRS EHIOKWERE IFEOMA LOVETH I, formerly known and addressed as MISS IKEJIDE IFEOMA LOVETH, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS EHIOKWERE IFEOMA LOVETH. All former documents remain valid General Public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as NWEKE CHARLES MADUABUCHI, now wish to be known and addressed as NWEKE MADUABUCHI . All former documents remain valid General Public should please take note.

UMEH CHIEDOZIE UGOCHUKWU

I, formerly known and addressed as MISS JOCELYN EBENEBE, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS JOCELYN OKENWA. All former documents remain valid General Public should please take note. AFFIRMATION OF NAME

MRS IMMACULATA NWAMARA UMEODINKA

NWEKE MADUABUCHI

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

I, formerly known and addressed as OGENE OLUCHUKWU THERESA, now wish to be known and addressed as OGENE OLUCHI THERESA. All former documents remain valid General Public should please take note.

EZECHI MERCY CHEKWUBE I, formerly known and addressed as EZECHI MARY CHEKWUBE, now wish to be known and addressed as EZECHI MERCY CHEKWUBE. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General Public should please take note.

I, formerly referred to as OBIANUJU UKOMAH, UJU UKOMAH, UJUAMALA UKOMAH, CHINYERE UKOMAH and SUCCESS UKOMAH is one and same person as OBIANUJU CHINYERE UKOMAH. All former documents remain valid. General Public should please take note.

I formerly known as Miss IMMACULATA NWAMARA EZECHUKWU now wish to be known as MRS IMMACULATA NWAMARA UMEODINKA. former documents remain valid. General public take note

This is to confirm and certify that my correct name is OGBUINYA CHIDIEBERE ONWE and not EMMANUEL EMEKA OWO as wrongly written in one of my documents, now wish to be known and addressed as OGBUINYA CHIDIEBERE ONWE,All former documents remain valid Banks and General public take note

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME

ASOGWA SYLVANUS EKETE

EZEKIEL AYOMIDE AYIPOOLA

I formerly known as EZEKIEL AIYEPO wish to be known and addressed as EZEKIEL AYOMIDE AYIPOOLA. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

OLADERIN AMINAT KEMI

This is to certify and confirm that UGWU NGOZI CELESTINA and UGWUEGBU NGOZI CELESTINA refer as one and the same person now wish to be known and addressed as UGWUEGBU NGOZI CELESTINA. All former documents remain valid. Diamond Bank and General public take note.

This is to inform the general public that my name OKELIE VICTOR ANAYOR was wrongly written in my account but now wish to be corrected and addressed as OKOYE VICTOR ANAYO. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note.

I ASOGWA CHIZOBA ANNASTASIA is the mother of EKETE AMARACHI MARIA, EKETE CHIBUNA ANTHONY, EKETE ONYEDIKACHUKWU MICHAEL and EKETE CHIAMAKA EMELDA They are bearing the Igbo name of their father ASOGWA SYLVANUS EKETE. General public should please take note.

OBI KELVIN MARTINS

MONICA OMOLARA MABAYOJE I formerly known as MONICA OMOLARA SOFOLAHAN wish to be known and addressed as MONICA OMOLARA MABAYOJE. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

UTHMAN MODUPEOLA FATIMAT

I formerly known as NOSIRU FATIMAT. M. wish to be known and addressed as UTHMAN MODUPEOLA FATIMAT .All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

ORJI MICHAEL IKECHUKWU

EKWUEME VICTOR ASHIPA

I formerly known as OWUSU MARTINS wish to be known and addressed as OBI KELVIN MARTINS . All former documents remain valid, general public please take note. OGBANJE BENJAMIN AMEH

I formerly known as EJEMBI SUNDAY ONYILO wish to be known and addressed as OGBANJE BENJAMIN AMEH .All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

I formerly known as DAYAN MICHAEL IKE wish to be known and addressed as ORJI MICHAEL IKECHUKWU .All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

I formerly known as EKWUEME CHINAECHETAM wish to be known and addressed as EKWUEME VICTOR ASHIPA .All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

FILAOYE KAFAYAT FUNMILOLA

ABIONA ABIODUN PROMISE

SHITTU ELIZABETH ABIKE OSENA

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS SANYAOLU FUNMILOLA KAFAYAT, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS FILAOYE KAFAYAT FUNMILOLA. DATE OF BIRTH: 15th MARCH 1976. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

I formerly known as SHIDI Abiona wish to be known and addressed as ABIONA ABIODUN PROMISE . All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

I formerly known as ABIKE ELIZABETH OSENA ADETIMEHIN wish to be known and addressed as SHITTU ELIZABETH ABIKE OSENA .All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

IYEMIFOKHAE SULEMAN KADIRI I was formerly known and addressed as KADIRI SULAIMAN But now wish to be known and addressed as IYEMIFOKHAE SULEMAN KADIRI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. CHANGE OF NAME / CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH I formerly known as Julius Obglmu Igboamalu wish to be known and addressed as Igboamalu Julius Chukwujekwu and corrected date of birth is 15 - 03 -1969. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note. CONFIRMATION OF NAME THAT I STILL RETAIN MY MAIDEN NAME ALADETAN ALABA OPEYEMI AND ALSO BEAR UJA ALABA OPEYEMI IN SOME OF MY DFCUMENTS. All Documents /Credentials bearing these names remain valid, general public please take note.

I formerly known as Quadri Aminat Kemi wish to be known and addressed as Oladerin Aminat Kemi. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note. MRS PEACE IFEOMA EMEKA I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS PEACE IFEOMA ONWE NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MRS PEACE IFEOMA EMEKA. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE. OGUNSESAN OLUWOLE ADIO

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OGUNSESAN OLUWOLE, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS OGUNSESAN OLUWOLE ADIO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE. CORRECTION OF NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH

MRS ADEOYE KEHINDE GANIYAT

SAMUEL LONGINUS IWUEZE I formerly known and addressed as SAMUEL LONGINUS CHUKWUERUCHE now wish to be known and addressed as SAMUEL LONGINUS IWUEZE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

ABBAS SADISU

FATOKI ADENIKE ESTHER

In my documents I used various names as follows: ADEDOKUN ISAAC, O. OGUNSANWO OLUSOLA, ADEDOKUN OGUNSANWO, OGUNSANWO ADEDOKUN, OGUNSANWO OLAYINKA OLAYINKA, OGUNSANWO FUNMILAYO and OGUNSANWO ADEDOKUN ABIODUN now wish to be known and addressed as ADEDOKUN ISAAC OGUNSANWO . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as MOHAMMED ABAS now wish to be known and addressed as ABBAS SADISU . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as FATOKI ADENIKE ADEBIMPE now wish to be known and addressed as FATOKI ADENIKE ESTHER . I was born on 26/09/1977. All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

MOSES OKRIKATA PAUL

ABIOLA TEMITOPE MERCY I formerly known and addressed as OLUWAMUYIWA TEMITOPE MERCY now wish to be known and addressed as ABIOLA TEMITOPE MERCY . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

SHITTU AFEEZE

AJAYI BEJIDE OLAJUMOKE

I formerly known and addressed as OLAMIDE BEJIDE OLAJUMOKE now wish to be known and addressed as AJAYI BEJIDE OLAJUMOKE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

JOHN ABU

I formerly known and addressed as ABU MUHAMMED now wish to be known and addressed as JOHN ABU . All former documents remain valid. First Bank and General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as MOSES PAUL now wish to be known and addressed as MOSES OKRIKATA PAUL . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

MICHAEL OLUWASEYI EMMANUEL

I formerly known as MICHAEL OLUWASEYI wish to be known and addressed as MICHAEL OLUWASEYI EMMANUEL. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note. MARIAM OLANIKE LAWAL-ELUWOLE I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS Mariam Olanike Lawal, NOW WISH TO BE KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS Mariam Olanike LawalEluwole. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE. ADDITION OF NAME

MRS IKEAGWUANA CHARITY EYIUCHE

I formerly known and addressed as EBOKIMO MATHEW EKPO now wish to be known and addressed as FAVOUR EBOKIMO IDOKO . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as LAWAL KEHINDE GANIYAT now wish to be known and addressed as MRS ADEOYE KEHINDE GANIYAT . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

CHANGE OF NAME AND DECLARATION OF AGE I formerly known as Ogunbiyi Bunmi Funmi and Johnson Bola wish to be known and addressed as Ogunbiyi Bola Dorcas and corrected date of birth is 06-05-1969. All former documents remain valid, general public please take note.

OGUNDEJI SEUN MARY

I formerly known as Angel uchechi nwokoma wish to be known and addressed as angel uchechi ifeanyi ekenasi . All former documents remain valid, Sterling Bank Plc and the general public should note pls.

FAVOUR EBOKIMO IDOKO

CONFIRMATION OF NAME This is to certify and confirm that NWAFOR SAMUEL EBUKA and NWAFOR SAMUEL CHUKWUEBUKA refer as one and the same person now wish to be known and addressed as NWAFOR SAMUEL CHUKWUEBUKA. All former documents remain valid. Diamond Bank and General public take note.

That I Ilesanmi Abiodun Alexander my name was formerly written as Ilesanmi Alexander want to add ABIODUN to my name, wish to be known and addressed as Ilesanmi Abiodun Alexander. All Documents /Credentials bearing these names remain valid, general public please take note.

I formerly known as Mr Soledolu Gbenga Olutayo wish to be known and addressed as Soledolu Gbenga Joseph. All former documents remain valid, Sterling Bank Plc and the general public should note pls.

ANGEL UCHECHI IFEANYI EKENASI

EMMANUEL OKEY OBIAKOR I, formerly known and addressed as EMMANUEL OKEY NWOSU, now wish to be known and addressed as EMMANUEL OKEY OBIAKOR. All former documents remain valid General Public should please take note.

That I Odutola Damilare Sodiq my name was wrongly written as Odutola Oluwadamilare .O. wish to be known and addressed as Odutola Damilare Sodiq wrong date of birth is 19th July 1996 while the corrected date of birth is 19th July 1993. All Documents / Credentials bearing these names remain valid, general public please take note.

SALAKO FUNMI OLORUNNBE I formerly known and addressed as ADEDINA FUNMI OLORUNNBE now wish to be known and addressed as SALAKO FUNMI OLORUNNBE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

SOLEDOLU GBENGA JOSEPH

ENEOJIAKA NNENNA I, formerly known and addressed as OJIAKA NNENNA, now wish to be known and addressed as ENEOJIAKA NNENNA. All former documents remain valid. Banks and General Public should please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as AREMU SEUN MARY now wish to be known and addressed as OGUNDEJI SEUN MARY . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as SHITTU AFEEZ ADELEKE now wish to be known and addressed as SHITTU AFEEZE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as MISS OKOLI CHARITY EYIUCHE now wish to be known and addressed as MRS IKEAGWUANA CHARITY EYIUCHE . I was born on 24/09/1977. All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

JOSEPHINE AMAECHI BERKOVISH I formerly known and addressed as JOSEPHINE AMAECHI CHUKWUKA now wish to be known and addressed as JOSEPHINE AMAECHI BERKOVISH . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note. EMMANUEL FAITH IMEH I formerly known and addressed as AKPAN FAITH IMEH now wish to be known and addressed as EMMANUEL FAITH IMEH . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.


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I formerly known as MUSA ABDULKARIM now wish to be known as SANI MUSA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. AMEH PROMISE OJOTULE

I formerly known as AMEH MARIA ENEROJO now wish to be known as AMEH PROMISE OJOTULE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ABAWURU MARIA

I formerly known as MARIA MARCYNWAYIOCHA ABAWURU now wish to be known as ABAWURU MARIA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. AKINREMI FOLASHADE VICTORIA

I formerly known as OLALEYE FOLASHADE VICTORIA now wish to be known as AKINREMI FOLASHADE VICTORIA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ADEWALE JOHNSON OLABODE

I formerly known and addressed as ADEGBEMI JOHNSON OLABODE now wish to be known called and addressed as ADEWALE JOHNSON OLABODE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. MRS. PRECIOUS MAXIMUS

I, formerly called and addressed as MISS JAMES PRECIOUS JENNY now wish to be known called and addressed as MRS. PRECIOUS MAXIMUS. All former documents remain valid. The general public please take note CORRECTION OF NAME/ DATE OF BIRTH

My name was wrongly written as IBRAHIM AHMED instead of IBRAHIM BULAMA. My correct date of birth is 22/02/1993 while 22/02/1988 is an error. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. MRS. ODEGA SOPHIA ISIOMA

Formerly known and addressed as MISS OKONKWO SOPHIA ISIOMA, now wish to be known, called and addressed as MRS. ODEGA SOPHIA ISIOMA. All former documents remain valid. General public should please take note. YUNUS USMAN SENIOR

ALAKA ANIKE ADIJAT

I formerly known as MURAINA ADIJAT now wish to be known as ALAKA ANIKE ADIJAT. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

EIGBE AMEN MIMI

Formerly known and addressed as IWAEGBE MIMI FLORA PAULINA, now wish to be known and addressed as EIGBE AMEN MIMI. That my date of birth was wrongly written on as 10th of November, 1974 instead of 10th of October, 1974. That my correct date of birth is 10th of October, 1974. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

MRS ORIOWO BOLAKALE IDOWU

OGUNBAMBI MUKAILA ABISOGUN

I formerly known as MRS OBAFEMI BOLAKALE IDOWU and SHOBOWALE BOLAKALE IDOWU now wish to be known as MRS ORIOWO BOLAKALE IDOWU. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known as ADEWUNMI MUKAILA ADISA ABISOGUN now wish to be known as OGUNBAMBI MUKAILA ABISOGUN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

BOLAJI CHRISTIANA OLUWAYEMISI

I formerly known as ABISOYE BRENDA OLUWAYEMISI now wish to be known as BOLAJI CHRISTIANA OLUWAYEMISI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. OGUNLANA SADIA DOLAPO

I formerly known as ADEBANJO SADIA DOLAPO now wish to be known as OGUNLANA SADIA DOLAPO. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. BABAJERE SEUN ONI

I formerly known and addressed as ADEBAYO YEMI SEUN now wish to be known called and addressed as BABAJERE SEUN ONI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. KPARGANG PONTIP

I formerly known and addressed as KPARGANG ZWALNAN now wish to be known called and addressed as KPARGANG PONTIP. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ISSAH MUHAMMED HARUNA

Formerly known and addressed as MUHAMMED ANGO DULMERU, now wish to be known and addressed as ISSAH MUHAMMED HARUNA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. CHIOMA VIOLET CHINWEUBANKEN ACHOR

I, formerly known and addressed as CHUCKS CHIOMA CHUKS, Now wish to be known and addressed as CHIOMA VIOLET CHINWEUBANKEN ACHOR. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note. CORRECTION OF DEATH CERTIFICATE

I, formerly known and addressed as USMAN ISMAIL YUNUSA, Now wish to be known and addressed as YUNUS USMAN SENIOR. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note.

This is to certify that in the death certificate the name was wrongly written as MR. ISIAH OLU OBADIMU. The correct name is MR. ISIAH OLUSANU SONAIKE OBADIMU. Next of kin is MRS. TAIWO OBADIMU, wife, and EMMANUEL OBADIMU, son. Leadway Pension and general public should take note.

CHANGE OF NAME/CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH

CHANGE OF NAME/CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH

I, formerly known and addressed as ADU SAMUEL OJO as appears on BVN, now wish to be known, called and addressed as ADU SAMUEL EMMANUEL. That on my First Bank Account Documents, my date of birth was wrongly written as 7th day of July,1993 instead of 23rd day of November, 1993. General public and Authorities Concerned should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as ADEOSUN LATIFU, now wish to be known, called and addressed as ADEOSUN MICHEAL OLUWAFEMI. That I was born on the 21st day of May,1974 and not 5th day of December, 1974. All documents bearing my former names remain valid. General public and Authorities Concerned should please take note.

BASSEY VICTORIA OBIOHA

I formerly known as IHEANACHO VICTORIA OBIOHA now wish to be known as BASSEY VICTORIA OBIOHA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ADESIYAN OLUTAYO ADEBIMPE

I formerly known as ADESIYAN OLUTAYO now wish to be known as ADESIYAN OLUTAYO ADEBIMPE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. SABASTIN CHIDINMA HAPPINESS

I formerly known and addressed as IHEZIE CHIDINMA HAPPINESS now wish to be known called and addressed as SABASTIN CHIDINMA HAPPINESS. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ADEDEJI OLUWAYOMI OLAIDE

I formerly known and addressed as Otubu Oluwayomi Olaide now wish to be known called and addressed as Adedeji Oluwayomi Olaide. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. RISIKATU ARAMIDE JUYITAN

Formerly known and addressed aw RISIKATU ARAMIDE ABENI SHEKONI, now wish to be known and addressed as RISIKATU ARAMIDE JUYITAN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. OKOCHA BLESSING OLUCHI

I, formerly known and addressed as AUSTIN BLESSING OLUCHI, now wish to be known and addressed as OKOCHA BLESSING OLUCHI. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note.

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SHOFOLUWE KABIR AYOMIDE

Formerly known and addressed as SHOFOLUWE KABIR KAYODE, now wish to be known anId addressed as SHOFOLUWE KABIR AYOMIDE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

SHAIBU ZAINABU ABDULLAHI

I formerly known as ZAINABU ELE ABDUL now wish to be known as SHAIBU ZAINABU ABDULLAHI. All former documents remain valid. BANKS and the general public take note. ADEDAMOLA OGONNA JANE

MRS KEHINDE OBIANKE

I formerly known as MISS KEHINDE OGUNLANA now wish to be known as MRS KEHINDE OBIANKE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. OLAPADE WAIDI GANIU

AHMED GARBA Formerly known and addressed as OMORODION ISIOMA JOHNBULL, now wish to be known and addressed as AHMED GARBA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. MISS BOLANLE KUDIRAT ADEYEMO

I formerly known as MISS BOLANLE KUDIRAT OGUNLANA now wish to be known as MISS BOLANLE KUDIRAT ADEYEMO. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. ATOBATELE AZEEZ OLUWASEGUN

I formerly known as OKEKE OGONNA JANE now wish to be known as ADEDAMOLA OGONNA JANE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known as WAHDI GANIYU ASHAMU now wish to be known as OLAPADE WAIDI GANIU. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known as ATOBA TAIYE now wish to be known as ATOBATELE AZEEZ OLUWASEGUN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

EGENTI MARY ETUK

ADEYEMI-BAJO OPEYEMI OLUWAKEMI

CHANGE OF NAME/ CORRECTION OF BIRTH DATE

I formerly known as ARCHIBONG MARY ETUK now wish to be known as EGENTI MARY ETUK. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. CONFIRMATION OF NAME

This is to confirm and certify that UPO SAMUEL ANISE and UPO SAMUEL refer to one and same person. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. OSUJI MIKE NWACHUKWU

I formerly known and addressed as OKON BEN now wish to be known called and addressed as OSUJI MIKE NWACHUKWU. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. OSHIE STEPHEN OGA

Formerly known and addressed as OGA STEPHEN OSHIE, now wish to be known and addressed as OSHIE STEPHEN OGA. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. RAFIU ISMAIL OLAMILEKAN

Formerly known and addressed as HAMZAT ISMAIL, now wish to be known and addressed as RAFIU ISMAIL OLAMILEKAN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

AIM OF GOD EVANGELICAL PRAYER MINISTRY

This is to notify the general public 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 1 of 1990. THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ARE: 1. Rev. Amos ‘Kunle Babarinde 2. Pastor. (Mrs.) Christiana Olasunbo Babarinde 3. Mr Oluwaseun Ogunduboye 4. Mr Isaac Oyelade 5. Mrs Ibukun Taiwo 6. Mr Matthew Aderoju 7. Sis. Blessing Ekpenko. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES ARE: 1. To preach the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2. Raising people for positive impact. 3. To expose people to biblical knowledge that will make them discover and make use of their gifts to fulfil the purpose for which God created them. Any objection to the above 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: REV. AMOS ‘KUNLE BABARINDE ( FOUNDER)

EKEH BENEDICTA OGECHI Formerly known and addressed as EKEH OGECHI BENITA, now wish to be known and addressed as EKEH BENEDICTA OGECHI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known as AKINESHO OPEYEMI OLUWAKEMI now wish to be known as ADEYEMI-BAJO OPEYEMI OLUWAKEMI. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. BALOGUN DAVID OLUWASEUN

I formerly known as BALOGUN OLUWASEUN OMOLAYO now wish to be known as BALOGUN DAVID OLUWASEUN. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. KANU MERCY NNEAMAKA

I formerly known and addressed as Kanu Amaka Njideka now wish to be known called and addressed as Kanu Mercy Nneamaka. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

I formerly known as MICHAEL AJAKAYE OLANREWAJU now wish to be known as AJAKAYE MICHAEL OLUWASEUN. That my date of birth is 08 May 1995. All former documents remain valid. General public take note. BASHORUN ELFRIDA AJOKE

I formerly known as OLAGUNJU ELFRIDA AJOKE now wish to be known as BASHORUN ELFRIDA AJOKE. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

MATTHEW SAMUEL CHUKWU

I formerly known and addressed as ONYA SAMUEL CHUKWU now wish to be known called and addressed as MATTHEW SAMUEL CHUKWU. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

CORRECTION OF NAME

CORRECTION OF NAME This is to notify the public that my name was wrongly written on my FCMB account as OKPALAONYIAGU CHIBUIKE BATHOLOMEW instead of OKPALA CHIBUIKE BATHOLOMEW. My correct name is OKPALA CHIBUIKE BATHOLOMEW and my correct date of birth is 25th March, 1988 not 25thMay, 1989. All former documents remains valid the general public please take note.

MRS OWOLABI OLUWAKEMI IFEYINWA

CHANGE OF NAME/ CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH

This is to notify the public that in my BVN details with UBA my name was wrongly captured as AKPOBIRI NIIT instead of OKPOBIRI, CHIMAOVU CRISPIN. My correct name is OKPOBIRI, CHIMAOVU CRISPIN and my correct date of birth is 19th December, 1990 not 19th December, 1960 all former document remain valid the general public please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as Miss Amao Oluwakemi Ifeyinwa now wish to be known and addressed as Mrs Owolabi Oluwakemi Ifeyinwa. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

Formerly known and addressed as SALAMI ABD. WAHAB, now wish to be known and addressed as ABDULSALAM, ABDULWAHAB AKANNI. My correct date of birth is 6th june1972 and not 11/11/1967 or 1/1/1940. All former documents remain valid. General public take note.

EBONYI INDIGENOUS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

The general public is hereby notified that the above named ASSOCIATION has applied to the Corporate Affairs Commission for registration under Part ‘C’ of the Companies and Allied Matters Act, Decree No. 1 of 1990. TRUSTEES ARE. 1.IFEANYI ALON PRESIDENT 2. EZEKIEL NWORIE SECRETARY 3. AMECHI EZAKA PATRON 4. FRIDAY NWAFOR MEMBER 5. PIUS FESTUS OGAYI MEMBER AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1. To promote unity, stimulate lives, peace and oneness for lawful purposes among the members of the Association. 2. To help each and every member in time of need by lending money to the members and promote mutual development. 3. To ensure justice and peace is maintained in all our dealing within ourselves and beyond. 4. To uphold good examples to other people in our state. 5. To take away hawking from Ebonyians residing in Lagos 6. Ebonyi Indigenous Association Of Nigeria is in line of supporting the less priviledged. Any objection to the registration should be forwarded to the Registrar-General, Corporate Affairs Commission, Plot 420 Tigris Crescent, Off Aguiyi ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, within 28 days of this publication SIGNED: SECRETARY


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OKON EDET EYONG

I formerly known and addressed as IKPI EDET EYONG now wish to be known and addressed as OKON EDET EYONG . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

USAILE FAITH OBAKIA I formerly known and addressed as FAITH BABALE now wish to be known and addressed as USAILE FAITH OBAKIA . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

MRS OLUFUNBI DEHO

MRS WILLIAMS ADEYINKA OLUWATOYIN

I FORMERLY KNOWN AND ADDRESSED AS MISS OLUFUNBI FAGBOHUN NOW WISH TO BE ADDRESSED AND CALLED MRS OLUFUNBI DEHO. ALL FORMER DOCUMENTS REMAIN VALID. GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD TAKE NOTE. RASHEED AFEEZ OYEWALE I, formerly known, called and addressed as RASHEED AFEEZ RUFAIH, now wish to be known, called and addressed as RASHEED AFEEZ OYEWALE. All former documents remain valid. General public and Authority concerned take note.

I formally called, known and addressed as Miss ANIFOWOSE ADEYINKA OLUWATOYIN , now wishes to be called, addressed and known as Mrs WILLIAMS ADEYINKA OLUWATOYIN. All former documents remains valid. General public please take note.

ADERIBIGBE ABIOLA AISHAT

Formerly ADERIBIGBE ABIOLA ABINBOLA now to be addressed as ADERIBIGBE ABIOLA AISHAT. Former documents remains valid. General public should take note.

KADEJO OLORUNSOGO SAHEED

YUSUF AMINAT TEMILOLA

I, formerly known and addressed as SAOBAN OLUWASEGUN MUHAMMED, now wish to be known and addressed as KADEJO OLORUNSOGO SAHEED. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as AJIBOYE AMINAT TEMILOLA, now wish to be known and addressed as YUSUF AMINAT TEMILOLA. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

MRS. ADETUTU JANET ATABULE

I, formerly known and addressed as MISS ADETUTU JANET SOFOLA, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. ADETUTU JANET ATABULE. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note.

MRS. OGUNBIYI OYENIKE OLUWADAMILOLA

I, formerly known and addressed as MISS. ODABIRA OYENIKE OLUWADAMILOLA, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. OGUNBIYI OYENIKE OLUWADAMILOLA. . All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

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MRS OLUWASEUN MERCY AIMUDO (NEE OSOWE)

I formerly known and addressed as MISS OLUWASEUN MERCY ADEBOWALE OSOWE now wish to be known and addressed as MRS OLUWASEUN MERCY AIMUDO (NEE OSOWE) . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

TEMIDIRE ROFIU WALE I formerly known and addressed as JIMOH AWEDA RAFIU now wish to be known and addressed as TEMIDIRE ROFIU WALE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

DOSUNMU IYABODE SULIAT

AYO DOROTHY

Formerly AGBABIAKA IYABODE SULIAT. D.O.B: 12 JUNE, 195O. Now DOSUNMU IYABODE SULIAT, Former documents remains valid. General public should take note.

Formerly OKOH AYO DOROTHY now AYO DOROTHY . Former documents remains valid. General public should take note.

DANIEL ADUNOLA TOLULOPE I formerly known and addressed as OLAJIDE ADUNOLA TOLULOPE , now wish to be known and addressed as DANIEL ADUNOLA TOLULOPE. All former document remain valid. General pubblic should please take note.

MRS. OYEFESO BOLANLE RASHIDAT

OMOFUMA ABHULIMEN

I, formerly known and addressed as FRANK DUKE, now wish to be known and addressed as OMOFUMA ABHULIMEN. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General public should please take note. CHANGE OF NAME/AGE

I, formerly known and addressed as JAMES JOY, now wish to be known and addressed as AJANAKU JOY. That I was born on the 12th day of June, 1991 at Lagos State. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

I, formerly known and addressed as MISS ODUGUWA BOLANLE RASHIDAT, now wish to be known and addressed as MRS. OYEFESO BOLANLE RASHIDAT due to my marital status. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note. CORRECTION OF NAME

That my name was wrongly written as ANTHONY CHIMA ANTHONY instead of CHIME CHIBUZOR ANTHONY. That my correct name is CHIME CHIBUZOR ANTHONY. Authority concerned and General public should please take note. OMONGHOMION ADOGHE SUCCESS DAVID I, formerly known and addressed as OKONYON ADOGHE ENDURANCE SUCCESS, now wish to be known and addressed as OMONGHOMION ADOGHE SUCCESS DAVID. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

I formerly known and addressed as DAMSELAM EMEKA now wish to be known and addressed as DURU ANSELAM EMEKA . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

ADDITION OF NAME I formerly known and addressed as AKANINYENE SAMUEL now wish to add EQURE to my name now I wish to be known and addressed as AKAINYENE SAMUEL EQURE . All former documents remain valid. General public to please take note.

ISAAC LARRY

FAKOYA AFUSAT OLUWAROTIMI

DURU ANSELAM EMEKA

Formerly Adewoye Elijah Olalekan now to be addressed as Isaac Larry. Former documents remains valid. General public should take note. CONFIRMATION OF NAME

That my name was written and registered as MRS ARIGBABU OMOWUMI in my First Bank Account. That my name was also written and registered as ARIGBABUWO OMOWUMI RACHAEL in my UBA Account. That all documents bearing both names are mine and remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.

CONFIRMATION OF NAME

That in some of my document, my name was written as NOAH OMOWUNMI AINA JEMILAT and in some of my documents, my name was also written as NOAH OMOWUNMI AINA. In my voter’s card, my name was written as NOAH OMOWUNMI JEMILAT. I now wish to be known, addressed and called as NOAH OMOWUNMI AINA JEMILAT. Any documents bearing these names should be treated as same. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note. OMOSOWON OLUWASEGUN THOMAS

I formerly known as OMOSOWON OLADEHINDE OLUWASEGUN, now wish to be known as OMOSOWON OLUWASEGUN THOMAS. All former documents remain valid. General public/authorities concerned should take note.

FORMERLY ALASHE AFUSAT now to be addressed as. FAKOYA AFUSAT OLUWAROTIMI. DUE TO REMARRIAGE. Former documents remains valid. General public should take note. ATOBASE MOJISOLA VICTORIA

I, formerly known and addressed as ATUNBASE MOJISOLA VICTORIA, now wish to be known and addressed as ATOBASE MOJISOLA VICTORIA. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note. JOSEPH ATTAH CLEMENT

I, formerly known and addressed as EJEMBI CLEMENT which is wrongly registered on my Diamond Bank Account. That henceforth, I wish to be known, called and addressed as JOSEPH ATTAH CLEMENT as appear on my BVN. All documents bearing my former names remain valid. General public and Authorities Concerned should please take note.

BASSEY MERCY OKON

I, formerly known and addressed as SUNDAY MERCY EDEM, now wish to be known and addressed as BASSEY MERCY OKON. All former documents remain valid. Authority concerned and General Public should please take note.


25 Public Notice YOUTH PIVOT INITIATIVE THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED INITIATIVE 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. DUROSARO SAMUEL .O. 2. JAIYEOLA OLUMIDE .E. 3. OLUKOTUN MARIAM WUNMI 4. OMOTOSHO SAMUEL SUNDAY 5. OYETAYO MOSES .F. 6. AKANBI TUNDE LAWAL 7. AKINSETE ABOSEDE ESTHER THE AIM AND OBJECTIVE : 1.TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE YOUTH. ANY OBJECTION TO THIS REGISTRATION SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR_ GENERAL, CORPORATE AFFAIR COMMISSION, PLOT 420, TIGRIS CRESCENT , OFF AGUIYI IRONSI STREET , MAITAMA , ABUJA WITHIN 28DAYS OF THIS PUBLICATION.

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MANDILAS UNITED TRADERS ASSOCIATION RC - CAC/IT/NO: 8713

MOTIONAFRICA INITIATIVE

THIS IS TO NOTIFY THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED, HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REMOVAL AND APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES AND AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION UNDER PART “C” OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1990. THE NEWLY APPOINTED TRUSTEES ARE: THE OLD TRUSTEES ARE: 1. CHIEF.TOCHUKWU EZEANI OKEY 1. MR. UBA E. UBAKA - REMOVED 2. CHIEF. ONUORA EBELEDIKE 2. MR. NWANZE S. IBEH - REMOVED 3. MR. GODWIN NWANALI - REMOVED 3.CHIEF.ANTHONY OKEKE AMECHI 4. MR. ELKANAH NNAETO - REMOVED 4. CHIEF. ANTHONY NWANGWU CHIJIOKE 5. MR. PETER ONWUNOSO - REMOVED 5. MR. EMEKA IWUEZE EKE 6. MR. ALFRED AMOBI - RETAINED 6. CHIEF NNAMDI ADIEKWE 7. MR. BENARD OBUROE - REMOVED 7. CHIEF. EMMANUEL EZEANI 8. MR. FIDELIS OKENWA - REMOVED 8. CHIEF. EUGENE ANEKWE CHUKWUEMEKA 9. MR. FRANCIS ONWUDINJO - REMOVED 9. CHIEF. ALFRED AMOBI - RE-APPOINTED 10. MR. GODWIN UMEH - REMOVED 10. CHIEF SUNNY IGBOANUZUE

THIS IS TO INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT THE ABOVE NAMED HAS APPLIED TO THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER PART ‘’C’’ OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT 1999.

THE AIM AND OBJECTIVES REMAIN THE SAME ARTICLES TO BE AMENDED ARE: ARTICLES 3 - 21 OF THE CONSTITUTION

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

ANY OBJECTION TO THIS 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.

THE TRUSTEES ARE: 1. AZAKA JOY UGHA - CHAIRMAN 2. OKPILOLO FEJIRO GODSWILL. - SECRETARY 3. EBIPADOR CHRISTIANA ANTHONY AIM AND OBJECTIVE: 1. IMPACTING AFRICANS, ONE PERSON AT A TIME WITH HIGH SELF ESTEEM,DECENT CONDUCTS AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DILIGENCE, SKILLS AND MENTAL EMPOWERMENT THROUGH THE GOSPEL

SIGNED - SECRETARY

SIGNED: EBIPADOR CHRISTIANA ANTHONY 08086788470

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THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ORIGINALS OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (C OF O) IN RESPECT OF A PLOT SITUATED AT DISTRICT-SECTOR CENTER A. B15 WITH FILE NO –MISC 19759/54287 AND CERTIFICATE NO 17A2W1D2BZ6273RE2B8U20 BEHIND NEXT CASH AND CARRY JAHI ABUJA, BELONG TO LAMBERT NIG LTD GOT MISSING AND WAS DULLY REPORTED TO POLICE STATION. ALL EFFORT TO GET IT BACK HAS PROVED ABORTIVE. IF FOUND, PLEASE RETURN TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION, ABUJA GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AGIS) AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE ORIGINALS OF OFFER OF STATUTORY RIGHT OF OCCUPANCY (R OF O)AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER IN RESPECT OF A PLOT SITUATED AT GUSAPE DISTRICT ABUJA BELONG TO ABDULRAHMAN ILIYASU, WITH FILE NO KT60109, LOCATED AT PLOT NO 1763 CADASTRAL ZONE A09 MEASURING SIZE 1497-30SQM GOT MISSING AND WAS DULLY REPORTED TO POLICE STATION . ALL EFFORT TO GET IT BACK HAS PROVED ABORTIVE. IF FOUND, PLEASE RETURN TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION, ABUJA GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (AGIS) AND GENERAL PUBLIC TAKE NOTE.

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A plaintiff with a good cause of action cannot enforce same by judicial process because he has sat over his right for all times as the time stipulated by law for initiating such an action has become extinct. Fabiyi, JSC. in Nasir v. Civil Service Commission, Kano State & 2 Ors. (2010) 1-2 S.C. 65

Akwa Ibom senatorial seat: Senate keeps Etim’s inauguration waiting after 256 days of FHC judgment Fransesca Iwambe

Thirty seven weeks after a Federal High Court in Uyo sacked Mr Bassey Albert Akpan from the National Assembly and ordered the immediate inauguration of Hon Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, the Senate is yet to comply with the subsisting court judgment. Although the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki had struggled to defend the legislature on its decision, yet, his position, rather than douse heightened tension in the polity, with many prominent Nigerians, including a former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Omotunde Ilori, shout Saraki down. The concerned Nigerians spoke in unison to the effect that the legal advice Saraki claimed he was awaiting to enable him obey the court judgment was unnecessary on the account that no such opinion could override a valid judgment of the court and that he was constitutionally bound to obey the court judgment on Etim’s inauguration even if the court was wrong! Unfortunately, 254 days after the court had ordered Bassey Etim’s inauguration, the Senate has not only refused to dignify the court’s judgment but also violently violated the court’s verdict in the matter by allowing Mr Bassey Albert Akpan, the lawmaker that was sacked by the court from the Senate, to remain in office and continue to draw his salaries and allowances illegally while he shut the giant gates of the National Assembly against Hon Bassey Etim whom the court ordered should be inaugurated. Given the fact that Saraki’s senate had obeyed similar court judgments on pre-election disputes in the present 8th Senate by inaugurating members who were victorious in courts notwithstanding pending appeals challenging such decisions, the attitude of Saraki’s Senate to the valid Uyo court judgment which compelled immediate inauguration of Etim gives the impression that Saraki’s senate is not only an allegory of George Orwell’s Animal Farm where there are two standards for members but also that Saraki is unmistakably out to mock the judiciary, the rule of law and the organic law of the country in the instant case. Exactly thirty six weeks ago, a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, in a judgment, sacked Mr Bassey Albert Akpan from the National Assembly. Until then, Mr Akpan was the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly. The court, in the judgment delivered on February 27, 2017, ousted Akpan from the National Assembly after it found that he (Mr Akpan) was not the valid and bonafide candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which won the 2015 general election for the Akwa Ibom North East senatorial seat. The court, however, declared Hon Bassey Etim as the rightful owner of the seat and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to withdraw the certificate of return of Mr Akpan and issue same to

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SARAKI, SENATE PRESIDENT Hon Etim. The trial judge in the matter also ordered Mr Albert Akpan to refund to the coffers of the National Assembly all he had benefited at the National Assembly including salaries and allowances since he was wrongly inaugurated. The high court had made all the pronouncements on issues raised in the pre-election dispute between a former member of House of Representatives, Hon Bassey Etim and Senator Akpan. Recall that both Mr Albert Akpan and Hon Bassey Etim had claimed to be the winners of the primary poll for the 2015 senatorial election into the Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District. It was Hon Bassey Etim that invoked the original jurisdiction of the Federal High Court at the time through an originating summons after he raised the alarm that he was robbed of his electoral victory at the primary poll conducted by the PDP. But because both of them claimed to be the winners of the primary poll conducted by the PDP for the Akwa Ibom North East District, the high court ordered that Hon Bassey’s suit be converted from originating summons to writ of summons to enable both disputants call witnesses to give oral and tender documentary evidence required to assist it (the court) arrive at the justice of the case. After the court heard both parties, the presiding judge, Justice F.O Riman, in a consid-

ered judgment held that Hon Bassey Etim was the valid and bonafide candidate of the party for the senatorial seat but that Akpan had wrongly and illegally represented the district in the National Assembly. INEC had since complied with the court order as it issued the certificate of return to Bassey Etim. Although the Federal High Court judgment has been submitted by Albert Akpan to the Calabar division of the Court of Appeal for review, all efforts by him to get mere interim order to stop execution of the court judgment had woefully failed. But almost 35 weeks after INEC had complied with the court judgment and notwithstanding a letter written to the leadership of the Senate by Bassey Etim that he was ready for his swearing-in, the Upper Chambers has not only refused to dignify the court’s judgment but also violently violated the court’s verdict in the matter by allowing Mr Bassey Albert Akpan, the lawmaker that was sacked by the court from the Senate, to remain in office and continue to draw his salary and allowances illegally while he shut the giant gates of the National Assembly against Hon Bassey Etim whom the court ordered should be inaugurated. For instance, the Senate, on January 10, 2017, acted on a high court judgment in a preelection lawsuit involving Senator Atai Aidoko and Senator Air Marshall Isaac Alfa who

engaged each other in a legal battle over who is the authentic candidate of the PDP for the Kogi North East Senatorial District. The pre-election dispute between Atai Aidoko and Air Marshall Isaac Alfa which is on all fours with Bassey Etim and Albert Akpan’s case commenced at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the two political juggernauts in the Kogi North East senatorial district: Aidoko and Alfa, claiming to be the winner of the primary poll held by the PDP on December 7, 2014 for the senatorial district at Idah Town Hall. The matter therefore went to court as a preelection dispute which Air Marshal Alfa won at the trial high court, the basis upon which he was admitted into the senate. But soon as Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court gave judgment in favour of Air Marshall Alfa, Senator Atai Aidoko went on appeal as did Albert Akpan in the instant case. But the pendency of the appeal of Senator Aidoko did not stop INEC from recognising Alfa with Senate swearing him in based on the judgment of the Abuja Federal High Court. While Senator Alfa represented his district at the hallowed chambers of the senate based on the judgment of the Federal high court in Abuja, the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal heard the appeal filed by Senator Atai Aidoko against the high court judgment of Dr Justice Nnamdi Dimgba and delivered its considered judgment on December 14, 2016. In the unanimous verdict by a three-member panel of the Court of Appeal (Justices Dr Justice Hussein Mukhtar, Justice T. O Awotoye and Justice Frederick O. Oho), the court specifically held: “In the final analysis, this appeal succeeds; the entire issues are resolved in favour of the appellant (Aidoko) and the judgment of the lower court delivered on 18-4-2016 by Federal High Court, sitting at Abuja by Dr N. DIMGBA, J. is hereby set aside.” Although Air Marshall Isaac Alfa quickly ran to the registry of the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Court of Appeal by filing a notice of appeal in addition to filing a motion for stay of execution, INEC, again, promptly obeyed the judgment of the Court of Appeal by issuing a fresh certificate of return to Senator Aidoko while the senate followed its tradition by swearing in Senator Aidoko into the senate notwithstanding the pendency of the appeal by Alfa at the apex court. There are other instances in the current 8th National Assembly in which both key institutions of government — INEC and the Senate — have demonstrated absolute respect for the rule of law in similar situations that presented themselves in Bassey Etim and Albert Akpan’s case , it was actually not clear why Bassey Etim’s swearing-in is still suffering delay almost 300 days after court verdict. Although both Hon Bassey Etim and Mr Albert Akpan are presently before the Court of Appeal for review of the subsisting judgment in the case with their briefs already settled while the intermediate appellate court had fixed November 13 and 14, this year, for adoption of briefs, the attitude of Saraki’s Senate to the valid Uyo court judgment which compelled immediate inauguration of Etim gives the impression that Saraki’s senate is not only an allegory of George Orwell’s Animal Farm where there are two standards for members but also that Saraki is unmistakably out to mock the judiciary, the rule of law and the organic law of the country in the instant case, for reasons best known to him.


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ISSUES THREE AND FOUR On these issues, learned Senior Counsel for the Appellant relied on SENATOR BELLO SARKIN YAKI (RTD) & ANOR Vs. SENATOR ATIKU ABUBAKAR & ORS (2015) LPELR – 25721 SC on the need for every legal practitioner to affix his seal on legal document pursuant to Rule 10 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. That in the instant case, the 1st Respondent’s Ex-parte application of 12th January, 2016 upon which the order for substituted service was made by the lower court, did not have affixed on it, the seal of the Legal Practitioner who signed the process, hence incompetent but that the lower court failed to consider this issue and resolve it one way or the other citing WARRI REFINING & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY LTD & ANOR Vs. ONWO (1999) 12 NWLR (Pt. 630) 312. It was also the contention of Learned Senior Counsel for the Appellant that the order of substituted service ought to have been set aside because the 1st Respondent purportedly unilaterally altered the capacity in which the Criminal Charge was instituted referring to the description of the 1st Respondent as “PLAINTIFF” on the criminal charge and not “COMPLAINANT”. He submitted that by section 216(1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, the 1st Respondent required leave of court to alter the capacity in which the Charge was instituted. He relied on BARR. JOSEPH UKPONG & ORS Vs. SEN. ALOYSIUS ETUK & ORS (CA/C/ NAEA/269/2011). He also relied on OGWUCHE Vs. MBA (1994) 4 NWLR (Pt. 336) 75 CA; SAANI Vs. AGARA (2010) 2 NWLR (Pt. 1178) 371 CA; GARBA Vs. UMMUANI (2013) 12 WRN 76 to submit that the lower court had no jurisdiction to entertain the 1st Respondent’s Ex Parte Application of 12th January, 2016 because the 1st Respondent failed to obtain the requisite leave of Court. SUBMISSIONS OF COUNSEL FOR THE 1st RESPONDENT ISSUE ONE Mr. Keyamo, referred to sections 123 and 124 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 to submit that the service of the charge and summons on the Appellant by substituted means is proper. He cited MARK Vs. EKE (1997) 11 NWLR (Pt. 529) 501 at 505 on the purpose of service of the charge and summons, which is to bring to the notice of the party the pendency of the suit against him. He also relied on ONENYE Vs. CHUKWUMA (2005) 17 NWLR (Pt. 953) 90 CA; sections 124 and 127 of the ACJA; SOCIETE GENERAL BANK (NIG.) LTD Vs. ADEWUNMI (2003) 10 NWLR (Pt. 829) 526 at 546 – 547, paras H – A, to submit that affidavit of service is prima facie proof of service and this is what the court will look at to determine whether service was effected on a party or not. That the Appellant’s contention that the charge and summons were not served on the address as ordered by the court is misconceived as the affidavit of service clearly confirms that the Respondent was served in line with the order of the lower court. He noted that the Appellant did not deny the fact that he was aware of the pendency of the suit but merely contended that the address of service was not his own. Counsel contended that the Appellant ought to have sworn to a counter affidavit on this issue citing ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES Vs. ONU (2005) 11 NWLR (Pt. 936) 214 CA, FATOKUN Vs. SOMADE (2003) 1 NWLR (Pt. 802). Reiterating the purpose of service of process, learned Counsel for the 1st Respondent relied on C.B.N Vs. A.T. & B.S. LTD (2010) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1200) 570; DAILY TIMES (NIG) PLC Vs. AMAIZU (1999) 12 NWLR (Pt. 630) 242 before submitting that the Appellant had confirmed his awareness of the case against him referring to publications in the Vanguard Newspapers of 13th December, 2015 found at pages 112 to 123 of the Records of appeal and the fact that the Appellant briefed counsel to appear in Court on his behalf. ISSUE TWO 1st Respondent’s counsel referred to section 131 of the ACJA before submitting that the Appellant was aware of the Charge but deliberately refused to honor the summons of the lower court. He referred to paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the Appellants application of 27th January, 2016, paragraph 5 of deposition on oath and the publication of 18th January, 2016. He then said that the lower court validly invoked its powers by issuing the Warrant for his arrest citing AKUBO Vs. AIYELERU (1993) 3 NWLR (Pt. 280) 126 at 142 on the need to ensure that the machinery of justice is duly applied and properly lubricated. ISSUE THREE

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On this issue, Mr. Keyamo noted that the failure of the Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo to affix his stamp and seal on the ex-parte application does not invalidate the process filed in the court of law, because the processes so filed may be regularized by the party. He relied on MEGA PROGRESSIVE PEOPLES PARTY Vs. INEC (2015) 18 NWLR (Pt. 1491) 209; TODAY’S CARS LTD Vs. LASACO ASS. PLC & ANOR (2016) LPELR – 41260 (CA) before submitting that the purported defect, which is at best an irregularity does not affect the substance of the order already made by the lower Court citing MOBIL PRODUCING NIG. LIMITED v MONOKPO (2003) 18 NWLR (Pt. 852) 346 at 411, Paras. A – B; WAKWAH Vs. OSSAI (2002) 2 NWLR (Pt. 752) 548 at 562, Paras F – A. He also relied on FAMFA OIL LTD Vs. A.G. FEDERATION (2003) 18 NWLR (Pt. 852) 457 to submit that procedural irregularity must not be held to have vitiated the suit since Appellant in this appeal has not amply demonstrated that he suffered any miscarriage of justice as a result of the supposed irregularity. ISSUE FOUR On this issue, 1st Respondent’s counsel noted the grounds upon which an order of the lower court will be set aside by this court citing SANUSI Vs. AYOOLA (1992) 9 NWLR (Pt. 265) 275 at 294 – 295, Paras H – D, LAWAL Vs. FRN (2013) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1342) 456, MAKINDE Vs. ADEOGUN (2009) 1 NWLR (Pt. 1123) 579. He submitted that where a party has been accorded all the necessary time and opportunity to defend himself and he fails or neglects to utilize same, he cannot then turn to say that his right to fair hearing was breached citing A.S.T.C. Vs.. QUORUM CONSTRUCTION LTD (2009) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1145) 10; SIGBENU Vs. IMAFIDON (2009) 13 NWLR (Pt. 1158) 235. He further submitted that the proceedings of a trial court can only be set aside by an Appellate Court where there is manifest irregularity or non-compliance with a statutory law thereby leading to miscarriage of justice relying on LATISCO PET (NIG) LTD Vs. UBN PLC (2009) 3 NWLR (Pt. 1127) 33. Counsel noted that there are overwhelming proofs that the Appellant was aware of the invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the service of the Summons and Warrant of arrest on him but he deliberately refused to respect the invitation and orders issued against him to answer the Charges. RESOLUTION Having summarized the submission of counsel for the respective parties in this appeal, I believe the twin issues that call for determination herein are whether the Appellant was served with the relevant Charge and summons in the instant case and whether the learned trial judge ought to have set aside the warrant of arrest issued against the Appellant? Section 123 (a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015 clearly provides that service of summons on an individual must be personal. However, where the person sought to be served summons cannot be found, the court may order substituted service on such person pursuant to section 124 of the ACJA, 2015 which provides as follows: “Where service in the manner provided by section 123(a) of this Act cannot, by the exercise of due diligence, be effected, the serving officer may, with leave of the court, affix one of the duplicates of the summons

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to some conspicuous part of the premises or place in which the individual to be served ordinarily resides or works, and on doing so the summons shall be deemed to have been duly served.” In the instant case, the 1st Respondent filed an Ex Parte application dated 12th January, 2016 seeking for leave of the lower court to serve the Appellant the Summons and Charge No. FHC/L/553/15 “by affixing same on the conspicuous part of his known address situate at No. 1, Chief Agbanu DDPA Extension, Warri, Delta State.” Learned Senior Counsel for the Appellant argued that since the Appellant deposed to an affidavit to the effect that the Summons was not served on the Appellant and the 1st Respondent though initially filed a counter affidavit in opposition but subsequently withdrew the counter affidavit, since there was no counter affidavit, the facts in the Appellant’s affidavit in support of the application must be deemed unchallenged and the trial court had a duty to accept the fact that the Appellant was not served as having been established. I must say that while the submission of learned counsel Senior Counsel for the Appellant is not entirely unfounded, the position of the law however remains well settled that the court is bound to evaluate the contents of the unchallenged affidavit filed by a party in a suit before it. This statement of law was emphasized by the Supreme Court of Nigeria in, OKOYE & ANOR Vs. CENTRE POINT MERCHANT BANK LTD (2008) 15 NWLR (Pt. 1110) 335 SC; (2008) LPELR – 2505 (SC) 32, by TOBI, JSC (of blessed memory) in the following words and I quote: “Affidavit evidence is not sacrosanct; it is not above the evaluation of the courts. Like oral evidence, a court of law is entitled to evaluate affidavit evidence in order to ensure its veracity and or authenticity. While uncontradicted affidavit evidence should be used by the court, there are instances when such affidavit evidence clearly tells a lie and the courts cannot be blind to such a lie…..” Similarly, the Supreme court in AHMED & ORS Vs. CBN (2013) LPELR – 20744 (SC) 17 to 18, Paras E – F held that the court is duty bound to evaluate the contents of a lone deposition in an affidavit so as to ascertain the veracity or authenticity of the facts alleged. The fact that there is no counter affidavit challenging or controverting the depositions of a party in an affidavit does not automatically mean that the facts deposed to are true and correct, the Court has a duty to scrutinize the truth or otherwise of the deposition, it will be wrong improper and inconsistent with the established position of the law, that every garbage presented in the name of affidavit in Court must be swallowed hook line and sinker by the Court, I think this law has since changed, Courts are encouraged to be proactive, methodical and analytical in arriving at a decision to accept or reject facts deposed to in an affidavit. I am of the view that the submissions by learned Senior Counsel for the Appellant that the lower court is bound to accept as established the depositions that the Appellant in the instant appeal was not served with the Summons and Criminal charge as established since there is no opposing depositions by way of counter affidavit from the 1st Respondent is a gross misconception of the law, The pedestal upon which this faulty submission is predicated is therefore bound to collapse like pack of cards. Again the law is trite that courts are bound by their records and must look into the records in order to ascertain the factual, accurate true and correct state of things with respect to the suit before the court. See LEADERS OF COMPANY LYD & ANOR Vs. MAJOR GENERAL MUSA BAMAIYI (2010) 18 NWLR (Pt. 1225) 329 SC. At pages 34 to 35 of the Records of appeal is the Affidavit of service of IDRIS ADAMU, an Investigative Officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the affidavit of service clearly stated at paragraphs 4 and 5 that: “4. That I know as a fact which I verily believed that on the 12th day of January, 2016 the Applicant, the Federal Republic of Nigeria applied to this Honourable Court to serve the charges on the 1st Accused by pasting same on the conspicuous part of his known address lying and situate at NO. 1 CHIEF AGBANU DDPA EXTENTION WARRI DELTA STATE. 5. That I know as a fact and I verily believed that the Applicant has complied with the order of this honourable court by pasting the charge on the conspicuous part of the 1st Accused known address situate at NO. 1 CHIEF AGBANU DDPA EXTENTION WARRI DELTA STATE. Attached and marked exhibit EFCC 01 is a copy of photographs taking (sic) during the execution of the order of this Honourable Court in Warri, Delta State.”

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FG plans N1b support to fight HIV and AIDS through NHIS ÏÏÏThe Federal Govern-

ment said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a twoday Nigeria HIV and AIDS intervention symposium in Abuja. Adewole said that the support had become important because of the prevalence of the epidemic in the country and the world at large. He explained that in 2016, the UNAIDS report had revealed that 36.7 people live with HIV and AIDS globally, out of which Nigeria contributed 10 percent of this burden. According to him, out of every 10 HIV positive persons in the world is a Nigerian. “President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is poised to reverse this ugly trend by making prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infec-

tion one of the signatory projects in the health sector. “I am making this pledge that the Nigerian leadership is committed to supporting all interventions that will ensure sustainable reduction of new HIV and AIDS infections in Nigeria. “Nigerian’s HIV and AIDS response plan has equally benefitted from increased government funding. “Furthermore, an additional one billion naira has been approved by the National Assembly through National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to support the HIV and AIDS programme in the country,’’ he said. The minister said that an estimated 3.2 million people live with HIV and AIDS in Nigeria, which ranked only behind South Africa. He said that although no fewer than one million Nigerians presently had means to anti-retroviral treatment, access to care by those in need remained a challenge.

L-R: Educator from Borno State, Mrs. Wandai Madu; UNFPA Programme Coordinator, Dr. Rabiatu Sageer and Bauchi State Facilitator, Mr. Adamu Alhaji, at a stakeholders summit in Abuja… on Monday.

Internal crisis rocks Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu Charles Onyekwere, Enugu

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internal crisis rocking the Federal Neuropychiatric Hospital Enugu has taken another dimension as the workers have given the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, a 14-day ultimatum to intervene over management handling of the affairs of the hospital. The crisis followed a failed peace move initiated by the

Enugu State Police Commissioner, Danmalam Muhammad at the weekend. Daily Times correspondent gathered that the police chief had invited all the warring parties in the health institution with hope of finding a common ground. However, it was learnt that as soon as the parties returned to the hospital, the Medical Director, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe, who was also at the peace parley, issued query to all the staff who were present at the meeting with the CP, except his allies. The development has already sparked fresh round of crisis in the institution with the two nurses’ associations, the University

Graduate Nursing Sciences Association (UGONSA) and the Association of Psychiatric Nurses of Nigeria, (APNON) in the area vowing to mobilize for a major industrial unrest. The workers have therefore, given a 14-day ultimatum to the Minister of State for Health to tackle all the management issues affecting the hospital or have the battle shift to the National Assembly In a press statement made available to journalists in Enugu on Monday, which was obtained by The Daily Times, the national secretary of UGONSA, G.I Nshi called on the Federal Ministry of Health to intervene

and save the hospital from unavoidable crisis. The group said it was strange that several months after a panel, sent from the Federal ministry of health visited the hospital, its recommendations were yet to be implemented. They added that the minister of state for health had equally visited the hospital but was yet to take any action on the endless crisis. The group, therefore, called on the ministry to look into the decade-long crisis in the hospital. “We are using this medium to alert the Federal Ministry of health to the looming fresh crisis at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu.


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Stories by Frank Jumbo with Agency reports igeria side, Kano Pillars basketball club began their FIBA Africa zone 3 Championship on a good note as they secured a 76-69 win over Mark Mentors. The regional tournament serves as Qualifiers for Final Round of the FIBA Africa Champions Cup (ACC) 2017

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Kano Pillars off to good start at FIBA Africa Champions Cup which will take place from December 11-20 in the Tunisian city of Rades. Both teams finished the first quarter on a more cautious note as scores stood at 22 points apiece but Kano Pillars opened up a four-point lead in the second quarter with a 16 - 12 points win for a Half-Time score of 38 - 34. Mark Mentors efforts to turn the table

around in the third quarter could only yield a point gain as scores remain 53-50 points at the close of the quarter. Pillars proved to be the better side in the final quarter with a 23-19 points win to seal their first at the Lagos showpiece. Pillars Abubakar Usman, the high-

est scorer of the 2016 edition of FIBA ACC, led the Kano-based side with 21 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds while forward Abdul Yahaya registered a double double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Mark Mentors guard Ochebi Okpe led the scorers with 35 points and 10 rebound. His team-

mate Charles Osasumwen poured in 10 points, but their effort was not good enough to save their team from defeat. Talking to FIBA.basketball after the game, Usman attributed the victory to team work and insisted that their main target is to make it the Final Round.

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peaking to the Russian press before Nigeria’s friendly against Argentina on Tuesday, manager Gernot Rohr has expressed his displeasure over the absence of Lionel Messi. The Argentina skipper flew to Barcelona immediately after his country’s friendly against Russia on Saturday, therefore, he will not make the match day squad against the Super Eagles. ‘’The lack of Messi is not a plus or a minus for us in purely football terms,”

Rohr said to Sport Express. ‘’We have a game plan, which does not depend on him. Although, of course, to play against him would be interesting. Yes, and the fans in Krasnodar, too, probably insulting. ‘’But the Argentines can be understood, they want to save their captain’’. Messi has featured three times for the Argentinian side in matches against the Super Eagles, scoring two goals while providing two assists.

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igerian international and Chelsea star Victor Moses has set his eyes on bagging the coveted CAF African footballer of the year for the year 2017. “It would be great to win an award and be the best in Africa. It would mean a lot to me. It is something I would keep for the rest of my life, and it would be like a dream come true. We will see the outcome!” The 26-year-old expressed his delight on his nomination to the continental award crediting the fate to hard work all through the season. “I am very proud and delighted. It’s been a great year for me so far. We won the league, we got to the FA Cup final. I really enjoyed the season last year and I’m very happy with how it went. I want to continue in that way.” “I must have done well! I have worked so hard to be among the nominees and I guess they saw that. I played a vital part in our league win, and I am pleased with the way things have been going recently,” he added. The former Wigan Athletic talisman was speaking to Chelsea’s official portal. The Super Eagles attacker has been nominated alongside Gabon International Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Egyptian international Mohammed Salah, Senegalese international Sadio Mane and Guinean international Naby Keita.

ttacking winger Wilfred Angel Ammeh on Monday officially signed for Nigeria’s vice champions, Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC, for the upcoming Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season. The winger campaigned for the 2017 Aiteo Cup vice winners, Niger Tornadoes, in the 2016/17 NPFL season. Ammeh said he is proud to be a bonafide player of the Olukoya Boys for the coming season. “I just signed for Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC for the upcoming league season. “Everything went well, including the whole processes of negotiation. The management is happy to have me in the team. “I’m equally happy to join the side and something tells me that it will be the stepping stone to further showcase my career to the larger world. “Officially, it’s done and dusted, I’m a full-fledged player of Mountain of Fire Miracles Ministries (MFM) FC. “The official unveiling will be done together with other new signings, possibly after the preseason tournament – the Gold Cup. “In fact, we are heading off together to llorin for the commencement of the Gold Cup. “I have joined MFM FC to add value to the side’s ambitious programme to storm the continent in a big way. “I strongly believe that together we will achieve the highest heights on the domestic and continental fronts,” said Ammeh to supersport. com. The Lagos landlords will represent the country together with league winners Plateau United in Africa’s first tier club competition, the Caf Champions League.


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evin De Bruyne has questioned Belgium coach Roberto Martinez’s tactics, saying the country cannot just rely on their individual talents at the World Cup. Belgium were held to a 3-3 draw by Mex-

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ico in Brussels on Friday, and Manchester City star De Bruyne said the result was a wake-up call. Martinez has a talented squad including Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Yannick Carrasco, Thibaut Courtois and Jan Vertonghen to choose from. But De Bruyne said they must improve to have any chance of success in Russia, telling Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Niewus:

Mane injury: Klopp waits for full assessment

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iverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits it is “a concern” to have had Sadio Mane return from international duty with another hamstring problem. The forward has been sent back to England after Senegal’s football federation confirmed he had been feeling slight pain in same muscle that kept him out for the majority of October. With Senegal having sealed qualification for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over South Africa last week, Mane has been allowed to go back to Liverpool for assessment on the problem before they resume Premier League duties against his old club Southampton this weekend. Klopp is unwilling to speculate on the severity of the injury but concedes it is a worry to see the 25-year-old suffer another setback. “First and foremost, I have to say big congratulations to Senegal on the achievement of qualifying for the World Cup,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website. “This is fantastic news for their country and the players, Sadio included. “Aliou Cisse and his guys have done a fantastic job there and you can see them making a real impact in Russia come next summer. Personally speaking, I’m delighted for Sadio. Everyone in Liverpool knows his ability and the best players should be on the best stage – Sadio will now have this wonderful chance. “Specifically on him returning to Melwood early to be with us: obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days. “At this stage, we haven’t seen Sadio yet to properly assess the extent, but what is clear is that we will have to stay on top of this for the rest of the week and make sure we are careful in how we look after him.

“Mexico were just tactically better. “Their system made our five defenders sit deep and we were swimming in midfield -- it was five against seven. “We still put too much [emphasis] on our talents. As long as we don’t have a good tactical system, we will have difficulties against countries like Mexico. It’s a pity that we have not yet found a solution. “Of course we play with a system that is in principle very defensive, but it is filled with many attacking players who want the ball. “Then you have a bit of a problem, like against Mexico. It was a match in which we had very little possession and everyone in a system that doesn’t really fit. “We now know that something must be changed against such teams. But, eventually, Martinez decides. I think the trainer has to find a solution so that we can avoid such situations as against Mexico in the future.”

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ormer Italy star Alessandro Del Piero wants Antonio Conte to return as head coach after “a great period” with Chelsea. Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge has become the subject of speculation this season, with the former Juventus boss tipped as a possible replacement for Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan. The position of Gian Piero Ventura is also far from certain, with Italy needing to overturn a 1-0 deficit to Sweden in their World Cup play-off if they are to avoid missing out on a place at the finals for the first time since 1958. Italy reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 under Conte, where they were knocked out on penalties by world champions Germany, and Del Piero admits he would love to see his old team-mate come back to the national team. “He did great with Juve of course and a great job with the national team,” Del Piero told Sport360. “We would love to have him back in Italy, of course, because he is a great coach. He would improve any team and this is what he did with Chelsea last season and what he did with Juve as well. “We had some problems and he fixed it, then won the title. He has some amazing qualities and that’s why he’s coaching the best teams

in the world. I hope he will have a great period with Chelsea and then maybe one day come back.” Italy face Sweden at San Siro on Monday amid great concern about a lack of attacking strength, with the Azzurri having failed to score more than one goal in a single game since a 5-0 win over Liechtenstein in June. Del Piero, however, feels it is only a mental concern that is holding back the forwards. “[Ciro] Immobile seems to be scoring every week,” he said. “He’s amazing for that, so Ventura has real options. He has [Lorenzo] Insigne and [Antonio] Candreva on the right side so I don’t think we have a problem with the options in attack. “There is no forward who is not playing well but the problem is maybe mentality.”

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ernando Torres could be poised to return to the Premier League on loan and link up again with Rafa Benitez, who signed him for Liverpool a little over a decade ago. Newcastle manager Benitez, who brought Torres to Anfield from Atletico Madrid in summer 2007 and also coached him during his brief stint as Chelsea manager, is aware of the Spain international’s desire to return to England, the Mirror reports. But so, it says, are Southampton, who are also in the frame to strike a short-term deal for the onetime Chelsea striker. Torres, 33, has started only twice for Atletico in 2017-18 but wants to spend next season, the last on his contract, with his boyhood club. He is eager to play regular first-team football from January until the end of the campaign and the Mirror says that won’t be happening at Atleti, where Diego Costa will soon be eligible for selection. It adds that “the player’s representatives have let his desire to leave on loan in January be known to both Benitez and Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino.” The Chronicle says a Newcastle switch is likely to depend on the club’s takeover going through, adding that “although acquiring a proven Premier League forward is a priority for Benitez, a move for Torres could prove expensive” if he opts to pursue it.


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FG recovers $64.6m electricity debt from international customers Simon Ugwu with Agency report The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had recovered 64.6 million dollars electricity debt from its international customers. Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola announced this at the 21st monthly power sector meeting in Asaba. Fashola, in a text of his open-

ing remark in Abuja, said that the money recovered was from Benin and Niger Republics. He said that Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET) would work out modalities for distribution of the fund to the value chain operators. The minister also announced that Rural Electrification Agency (REA) had completed guidelines for the operation of the ru-

ral electrification fund. He said that the fund would help vulnerable groups and communities to gain access to funding to support their electricity development programme. “By way of explanation, the rural electrification fund was created by section 88 of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act (EPSRA) of 2005 to promote support and provide rural electrifi-

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cation access. “The fund will provide a partial single payment capital subsidy and or technical assistance to eligible private Rural Power Developers, NGOs or communities to invest in options such as hybrid mini grids or solar home systems to scale up rural access to electricity. “What they are likely to get are minimum amounts of N3.5m and

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L-R: Director, Africa Prudential Plc., Hajia Ammuna Lawan; Managing Director/CEO, Africa Prudential Plc., Mr Peter Ashade; President, Lagos State Co-operative Federation, Dr (Mrs.) Silfa Chiyoge; Chairman, Africa Prudential Plc., Chief (Mrs.) Eniola Fadayomi and Director, Africa Prudential Plc., Mr Peter Elumelu, at the dinner hosted by Africa Prudential Plc for Co-operative Stakeholders in Africa, in Abuja at the weekend.

maximum amounts of N106m or 75 per cent of project cost whichever is less,” he said. According to him, REA will publish details of the guidelines and eligibility. These, he said, were only headline items of developments that characterised the progress the government was making month after month, especially since March 2017. He said that progress was also being recorded at the distribution levels. He listed the recent achievements in the franchise areas of the Benin DisCo to include the newly completed Asaba main 2x15MVA injection substation commissioned on Monday. Fashola said the completion of the substation was expected to improve service by reduction of load shedding and increase power supply to Okwe, Akuebulu, Jarret, Ogbeofu, Osadebe way, Okwe housing estate and Oduke. “Minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week and month by month we have not only gained momentum, we are seeing progress that inspires us to continue, because the power problem can be successfully managed by Nigerians.” On further measures to improve power supply in the coverage areas of the Benin DisCos, Fashola said Asaba – Benin 330KV line was energized to service on Nov. 3. Asaba 330kv substation is now being fed from both Benin and Onitsha. “The line also raised the number of circuits from Onitsha to Benin to three.

Oyo releases 245 C-of-Os, sacks all town planning ad hoc staff Ga niyu Obaaro SiThe Oyo State Government has said thatbout 245 electronic Certificates of

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Occupancy (C of O) are ready for collection at the State Ministry of Land, Housing and Survey. It also said it had dismissed all ad-hoc staff at various State Town Planning Offices, after it discovered they were perpetrating fraud and issuing fake receipts and other papers to land owners. A statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Survey, Ajiboye Omodewu, which was made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday, said the ad-hoc staff

had been ordered to vacate the premises of the offices immediately. Mr. Omodewu said the state government had moved from analogue Certificates of Occupancy to electronic ones for efficiency and technological advancement. He said the electronic C of O has security features and encrypted security code which is unique to the owner, adding that the picture of title holder would appear on it with the survey plan of the land printed at the back of the certificate in

order to prevent fraudulent productions. Mr. Omodewu urged the members of the public to take advantage of the electronic C of O to have proper title documents, noting that this would protect land owners from land grabbers. On the activities of the ad-hoc staff, he said they were issuing fake receipts and bank tellers to unsuspecting members of the public, as well as posing as Town Planning Officers at the various Town Planning Offices in the state.

He explained that after the bureau got a tip off about the circulation of fake receipts and bank tellers by these unscrupulous people, it delegated some officials to carry out investigations on the matter which eventually led to the arrest of one of the culprits named Asumo Abiola at Akinyele Local Government who is now in police custody. He added that the ad-hoc staff would be arrested and handed over to the law enforcement agents if found around the state offices.


Business News B1 Tax default: Lagos to shut down offending firms The Lagos State Government on Sunday, said it will, from November 20, commence the process of shutting down the corporate headquarters of organisations in the state who have defaulted in remitting statutory taxes to government. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Finance, Akinyemi Ashade, the state government said some banks have failed to remit statutory taxes including withholding taxes on bank interest for more than 10 years, stating that the government has resolved to result to all lawful means to ensure compliance with statutory tax remittances. He warned that any company found to have evaded tax would not be spared, adding that it is in the interest of defaulting companies and their management to remit the statutory taxes to the state within the grace period to avoid embarrassment to them and their shareholders. Premium Times reports that, “All law abiding corporate organisations are advised to adhere to this directive as the state government has given enough grace period for them to remit their taxes. The government will on Monday, November 20, commence the process of shutting down the headquarters of corporate organisations, including banks who have failed to remit statutory taxes to Government coffers. It is in the interest of companies who are yet to remit their taxes to do so on or before Monday,” Ashade said. “Prompt payment of tax will enable the government provide the

Stories by Ganiyu Obaaro, with Agency report The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have said that the economic performance of Nigeria was crucial in realising the dream for a single currency in the West African region. Mr. Dimitri Sanga, Director of the Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (SRO/ WA-ECA) said this in an interview with our correspondent. He spoke on the sidelines of the meeting to establish a network of economic journalists for West Africa, in Dakar, Senegal. Sanga said that the ECA as the “Think Tank” of Africa has been tasked to find out what it would take to accelerate the Economic

Ïd“ƕƅ”ƋƋ“Ƅ”Ə“Ɛƈ”•ƊƆƕƐ”ƌ“ƏƈƐƈƌƆƗƆƒƆƋ”ƍƌƆ•Ɛ The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called for more female participation in the Nigerian maritime industry, adding that their contribution is key to the development of the sector for the growth of the economy. Speaking at the 2017 Business Luncheon of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), with the theme “Road Infrastructure Development and Maintenance of Ports Artery Roads as Panacea for National Development” which held at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, the NIMASA Director General said that the growth of the sector should be all inclusive, stating that the Nigerian maritime industry is in dire need of all collaborations it can garner for economic benefit.

ECA: Nigeria key to West Africa’s single currency -Sanga Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) single currency dream. He said the report will be released soon. He noted that Nigeria constitutes more than 70 per cent of the GDP of the West African region, with a population of 180 million, and would play a significant role in facilitating the process of achieving a single currency for the sub-region. “Right now, we are having delays. Everyone is more or less saying that by 2020 we might not meet the goal of coming up with a common currency. “Our study will advise Head of States of ECOWAS on how to go about this. our study is saying these

bottlenecks can be addressed depending on the political willingness of the Heads of States. “Some of the bottlenecks right now have to do with the fact that the CFA zones, are very comfortable with the singe currency trading among themselves, pegged to the Euro making it easy to trade with Europe. “The second one is that why don’t we move directly to the currency of the most powerful country in the zone. “When you look at the economy of Nigeria, Nigeria represents more than 75 per cent of the GDP of West Africa. That means that whatever the situation, the macro-

economic stability of Nigeria is key to the common currency goal of the ECOWAS,” he said. Sanga said that to show how important Nigeria was to the economies in the region, when it went into recession two years earlier, the entire region was negatively impacted. Sanga said that right now the region had agreed that some basic macroeconomic criteria would have to be met before the countries make the big leaps towards collapsing their economies. He said however that not all the criteria have to be met at once before the single currency could come into fruition.

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Peterside urges more women participation in maritime Adesola Afolabi

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Dakuku, who was represented by the Agency’s Director of Special Duties, Hajia Lami Tumaka, urged women to bring to bear their influence in supporting the Federal Government as it strives to put the necessary infrastructure in place for port development. According to Peterside, “we know the strength and commitment of women, we urge you to collaborate with us as we continue to provide infrastructure that will ensure the ease of doing maritime business” the DG said. He also noted that the agency has continued to come up with policies that will encourage women in maritime, adding that the National Seafarers Development Programme, an initiative of the agency towards arresting the dearth of trained and certified seafarers, give support that will encourage female participation in shipping.

90th Annual Conference: GSK, PSN stage walk against Hepatitis Leading healthcare company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceutical Nigeria Limited, in line with its commitment to improve the quality of human live, recently partnered with Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) to stage a walk against hepatitis in Umuahia, the Abia State Capital. The walk TAGGED “walk 2 STOP Hepatitis” which was part of PSN’s 90th Annual Conference, had in attendance pharmacists who gathered to spread the needed awareness and education about hepatitis. Speaking on the motive behind the walk, Head of Vaccines for GSK Nigeria, Abbas Sanni, said, “the walk is to create awareness, stir up conversation around hepatitis B prevention and let people know that hepatitis is preventable. He added that GSK is committed to helping

Nigerians live better and longer and reaffirmed the company’s unending desire to impact society, improve the quality of lives of Nigerians and ultimately help them do more, feel better and live longer. The walk which started at the Government House Junction in Umuahia; saw participants stopping at popular junctions in the state’s capital like Ikot Ekpene, Isi gate, Cooperative Junction, Okpara Square and others while creating awareness and sharing communication materials on hepatitis to educate the people of the state. Speaking at the end of the exercise, Abia First Lady, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu, thanked PSN and GSK for organizing the walk. The Governor’s wife represented by the wife of the Speaker, Abia House of Assembly, Mrs. Glory Kanu said the exercise would help sensi-

tize Abians on the dangers of hepatitis and how to combat it. She further called on Abia residents to take the opportunity of the vaccination from GSK to prevent themselves from hepatitis. National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Pharm. Ahmed Yakasai, stated that PSN is very happy and encouraged with GSK’s support and partnership for the walk 2 stop hepatitis. According to him, PSN is committed to the wellbeing of Nigerians and supportive of companies like GSK who are interested in saving Nigerians from deadly but preventable diseases. He added “we believe that everyone is entitled to good health, hence our huge support for this walk inspired by GSK.” Reports has it that Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest prevalence for hepatitis.


Business News B3 Naira remains stable as CBN pumps in $195m Mathew Dadiya, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria has continued its sustenance of Foreign Exchange (FOREX) liquidity by injecting another $195 million into the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market, even as the Naira maintains its strength. The $195 million intervention made on Monday, by the Bank show that it offered the total sum of $100million to the Wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the sum of $50 million. The invisibles segment comprising tuition, medical payments and Basic Travel Allowance (BTA) received $45 million. The Bank’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr. Isaac Okorafor, said that the intervention is in line with the CBN’s continual determination to ensure FOREX liquidity and satisfy legitimate demand. Mr. Okorafor assured that the Bank will continue to intervene in the nation’s FOREX market in order to sustain the liquidity in the market and guarantee the international value of the Naira. Meanwhile, the Naira exchanged at an average of N363/$1 in the BDC segment of the market on Monday, November 13, 2017, maintaining its stability in the market.

Bonny Amadi The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria has revealed that the commission has identified slow rate of compliance with the ongoing electronic dividend (e-dividend) registration process, and has commenced effort to ensure that the lapse is checked. This was coming as the commission also revealed that there are indications that the national assembly will ensure speedy passage of amended capital market rules, which has been delivered to the house for consideration and passage, expected to be achieved by first quarter 2018. SEC Director General, Mounir Gwarzo at the post Capital market Committee (CMC) meeting briefing in Lagos on Monday said that the Nigerian capital market has done well year to date and it is hoped that the rewarding per-

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SEC expresses concern over slow pace of e-Dividend registration

….Expects speedy passage of amended capital market rules formance will be sustained to the financial year end and beyond. “There is slow pace in e-dividend registration. In the last three months, there has not been an increase in the registration, which is why we decided to have conversation with Registrars and banks, Gwarzo said. The SEC director General said that the commission in the course of the parley with stakeholders in the e-dividend registration to ensure embrace the programme, identified that some investors do not have BVN numbers and to address that “we reached an agreement that they should be treated on the basis of their signature

and other data, pending when they regularize their BVN. He said that based on the ongoing discussions and solutions to identified problems, it is expected that the e-dividend registration portal will witness increased participation in the remaining months of the year, as more and more people are expected to take advantage of the free registration. The free registration, he said, expires by 31st December 2017, after which such registration will attract N150 service charge, also the DG SEG emphasized that issuance of dividend warrants will also end on 31st December 2017.

“As at the end of December 2017, any Nigerian that wants to register for BVN will have to pay N150 service charge. He revealed that the capital market development fund of which SEC provided the seed funds, has been launched, board constituted and has held first board meeting. According to him, the board of the capital market development fund (CMDF) constitutes of representatives of the SEC, Ministry of finance, two representatives from two shareholders Associations, Sunny Nwosu and Dr Farouk Umar, capital market trade groups among others.

.L-R: Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefeile; General Manager, Sterling Bank Plc/member, CIBN Planning Committee, Mrs Mojisola Bakare and President/ Chairman of Council, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Prof. Segun Ajibola, during the CIBN 2017 Bankers Dinner in Lagos... on Friday

Post-oil economy: Edo is Nigeria’s best kept secret - Ighodalo Chairman, Edo Investment Summit, Mr. Asue Ighodalo, has described Edo State as Nigeria’s best secret in driving growth and development in a post-oil economy. Ighodalo, who is also the Chairman of Sterling Bank, made this known at the maiden edition of the Edo Investment Summit in Benin, the state capital. He explained that, with its geographical location, natural endowments, dedication and commitment to drive privatesector investments, the southsouth state had the capacity to create massive employment and become a sub-national economic hub. Ighodalo, while delivering

his address at the summit, which attracted other captains of industry from the public and private sectors, said, “The Edo State Government has convened this gathering of global, national and state leaders from the government, business and civil society to unveil and showcase Nigeria’s best kept secret, and Nigeria’s best kept secret is Edo State; and to reset the vision of the state in a post-oil economy, a vision of prosperous, productive and peaceful Edo State that rises to its full economic potential as a vibrant engine of growth within the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “In conceptualising our agenda for the summit, Edo State has engaged in a deep

and rigorous assessment of factors and drivers of its future, which we will over the next few days deliberate on and then we will all together agree on the focus strategies and actions that will make the state the investors’ preferred choice. “Our goal at this investment summit is simple. We will identify the factor endowments that give Edo the competitive and comparative advantage. We will explore and examine what we must do to create the factor conditions to maximise these endowments and we will commit to the actions that make Edo State the most competitive sub-national investment environment in Ni-

geria.” Besides, he said the report and recommendations from the summit, tagged Alaghodaro 2017 and with the theme, “Envisioning the Future,” would provide a framework for the Edo strategic action plan going forward. He noted that a lot of work had already been done in conceptualising and providing structures and appropriate incentives, which had led to the increase in investments and interest in the state. Ighodalo, however, stressed that there was still “so much work to be done” based on the state’s current economic rankings. These, he said, included be-

ing ranked 16th out of the 36 states on budget size, eighth for solid mineral production, 19th for domestic debt profile, third among the 36 states on external debt profile and fifth for internal revenue generation. Ighodalo added, “These rankings are now in our past. We are going forward and we are looking forward. We will strive to attain global best-inclass in socio-economic development rankings and ratios. “So, as we look into the future, we, in Edo State, do so conscious that what has brought us thus far is not enough to take us into the future. So, collectively, we shall uplift our gain.”


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Stories by Motolani Oseni The Nigerian currency, Naira, on Monday, suffered a slight setback against the US Dollar at the official foreign exchange market, but steadied at parallel segment of the market, Data obtained from the FMDQ OTC has showed. Contrary to this, the Naira, at the Nigeria Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) window recorded an improved opening rate of 359.53 to the dollar compared to 360 sold on Friday, which represented an appreciable rate of 0.13 per cent, before closing at a stronger rate of 360.20 against360.40 sold on the last trading day of the just concluded week. The NAFEX, also, declared a total turnover of $266.41 as vat close of yesterday trading activities, the same value transacted on Friday but stronger than $108.34 recorded a week ago. At the parallel market, the Naira was seen at 363 to the Dollar and 420 to the Euro, respectively, the same rates they exchanged a week ago, even as the local currency appreciated further against the Pound sterling to close at 472 compared to 473 sold over the weekend. However, the local currency eventually touched 306 to the dollar after sustaining the rate at 305 for over three months at the official forex market. Meanwhile, the apex bank has kept rates high in the country in order to continue to fight inflation and currency weakness, while attracting foreign investors with incessant selling of treasury securities, so as to soak up naira liquidity in the system. But forex traders, believed that as long as the CBN continues to intervene and maintain tight money market liquidity to lure foreign inflows to support

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the currency that the Naira would sustain its gaining momentum across the forex markets. Analysts at Cowry Assets, a Lagos based securities firm said CBN sold Treasury Bills (TBills) worth N192.60 billion via Open Market Operations (OMO) last week. According to Cowry Assets report, the outflows were offset by inflows worth N181.01 billion in matured 297-day bills. In

line with our expectations, NIBOR moderated for most tenor buckets: overnight funds rate, NIBOR for 1 month tenor and 3 months buckets fell w-o-w to 8.5 per cent (from 40.18%), 19.13per cent (from 19.98%) and 20.63% (from 20.85%) ,respectively. Analysts at Cowry Assets said, “However, NIBOR for 6 months tenor bucket increased to 22.70 per cent (from 22.69%). Elsewhere, NITTY moved in mixed directions: yields on the

1 month and 3 months maturities moderated to 16.78 per cent (from 18.78%) and 17.09 per cent (from 18.17%) respectively; however, 6 months and 12 months maturities increased w-o-w to 19.23 per cent (from 18.81%) and 18.05 per cent (from 17.91%) respectively. “This week, CBN will auction treasury bills worth N119.94 billion, viz: 91-day bills worth N32.44bn, 182-day bills worth N22.82 billion, and 364-day bills

worth N64.68 billion respectively.” They noted that, “we expect a moderation in stop rates in line with declining inflationary trend and improving economic outlook. “The auctions will be more than offset by T-bill maturities worth N208.57 billion via OMO. Hence, we expect boost in financial system liquidity and resultant moderation in interbank rates.”

Ecobank Premier Team with the winner of Ecobank cup, Alhaji Jamilu Mohammed (middle) at the Kaduna International Polo Tournament held in Kaduna State… recently

How CBN mop-up N3.96tr in 10 months In its effort to manage money supply and curb inflation, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 10 months has mop-up estimated N3.96 trillion excess liquidity using the Open Market Operations (OMO) auctions. OMO sales operation by the apex bank has increased significantly in 2017 and reached record high of about N892.8 billion in September. As a result of its restrictive monetary policy, the apex bank intensified its mop up of excess liquidity in the system by sale of treasury bills with OMO. The CBN not only uses OMO but Treasury Bills and Federal government Bonds to stem in-

flationary pressure and curtail liquidity arising from maturing bills. According to CBN, OMO sales have attracted rates between 17.5 per cent and 18.5per cent, a move to keep the foreign exchange stable. The CBN’s Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the Annual Bankers’ Dinner hosted by Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) in Lagos during the weekend, said, “We have also used Open Market Operations to support our restrictive policy stance.” He maintained that the restrictive policy stance of the CBN were critically juxtaposed objective of price stability with the benefits of growth recovery.

Emefiele in his speech titled, ‘Policy Options for Sustaining Nigeria’s Economic Upturn’, “Based on balance of evidence, expert judgment and boldness, the consensus of the committee was that the welfare gains of rapidly achieving price stability outstripped the benefits of an overriding focus on output stabilization.” Data from the CBN’s website revealed that N491.5 billion was auctioned through OMO in January but dropped to N407.5 billion in February. In March, the CBN moppedup N380.2 billion using the OMO while in April and May, it moppedup N262 billion and N303.3 billion respectively.

The OMO sales closed at N467.6 billion in June and N779 billion in July, data from CBN website disclosed. Furthermore, OMO sales in August hits N800billion mark to N872.86 billion while in September, it dropped to N631 billion and increased to N892.8billion in October. The OMO and T-Bills mop-up by CBN continued to drain Naira in circulation, dropping to N1.78 trillion in September. The N1.78 trillion currency in circulation is the second lowest, after N1.76 trillion in July and N1.87 trillion in June as the apex bank continued to mop up excess liquidity in a bid to reduce money supply in the nation’s economy.

According to the CBN, Naira in circulation was estimated at N1.86 trillion in August 2017, 5.6 per cent increase over N1.76 trillion in July. The Managing Director, Maxifund Investments and Securities Limited, Mr. Okechukwu Unegbu, attributed the increased OMO sales to improved economy and policy stance of the CBN. He noted that OMO sales have impacted on the capital market and money market as investors are reaping from the daily auction. In his words, “OMO is one of the instruments CBN used in controlling money in circulation, making sure the rate of inflation is reduced.


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Investors open week with N66.5bn gain Adesola Afolabi Investors on the Equities market activities began the new week on a positive note, sustaining the growth achieved previously as market cap grew by N66.5 billion. The lead market indices, the Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index and the Market Capitalisation appreciated by 0.52 per cent each to close at 37,312.28 basis points and N12.914 Trillion, following a 2.07 and 0.88 per cent growth recorded in the Industrials and Oil & gas indices respectively. Although market breadth closed the day in the negative territory with 16 gainers to 24

…as Industrials, Oil and Gas sustain market index growth losers, the day’s performance brought the Year-to-Date returns to 38.84 per cent. Boosting the Oil and Gas index was Forte Oil which recorded a growth of 8.78 per cent to lead the day’s gainers, the stock closed at N47.97 per share. It was followed by OkomuOil which advanced 4.60 per cent to close at N67.99 per share. NEM gained 4.44 per cent to close at N1.41 per share, Dangote Cement gained 3.93 per cent to close at N238 per share and AIICO insurance appreciated 3.77 per cent to close at 55

kobo per share. On the flip side, top five losers for the day were CI leasing which lost 4.79 per cent to close at 1.59 per share, Caverton Offshore Support Group that dropped 4.76 per cent to close at N1.60 per share, Vitafoam depreciated 4.75 per cent to close at N2.81, Honeywell flour Mills declined 4.72 per cent to close N2.02 per share and Learn Africa fell 4.63 per cent to close at N1.03 per share. The volume of shares traded in 3,778 deals closed 92 per cent higher than previous session at 336.3 million and was valued

at N30.02 billion. An analysis of the topmost traded stocks to boost turnover in the day, showed Dangote Cement topped volume movers with the sale of 128.9 million shares worth N27.1 billion. FBN Holdings was next with the sale of 77.6 million valued at N554.9 million, Fidelity Bank was next with the sale of 15.9 million worth N26.8 million. Diamond Bank exchanged 14.3 million for N16.476 million and Guinness sold 9.893 million units of shares worth N1.01 billion.

Commenting on the market performance, at the third quarter post-Capital Market Committee (CMC) news conference, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) DirectorGeneral DG, Mr Mounir Gwarzo said that the last quarter was good with the All-Share Index growing by 36.5 per cent in the last four months. He attributed the growth to significant improvement in the market activities. Gwarzo said that the FMDQ Securities Exchange recorded an increase of over two per cent during the period.

Summary of activities on NSE ASI DEALS VOLUME VALUE CAP

36,930.83 4,274.00 466,522,161.00 2,902,888,050.39 12,781,651,985,420.91

Dividend warrant Dec. 31 deadline, irreversible- SEC DG Adesola Afolabi L-R: Alhaji Ismaila Shuaibu, former ED, Afribank; Mrs. Tolulope Adetugbo, Vice President, Legal, FBNQuest; Alhaji Tijjani Borodo, a Life Time Achievement Awardee and Ms. Cecilia Akintomide, OON, Director, FBN Holdings Plc at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2017…in Lagos on Sunday

Stakeholders proffer elixir for economic growth in 2018 Bonny Amadi A cross section of stakeholders in the Nigerian economy have x-rayed government’s 2018 budget and made input into efforts at ensuring the people benefits from the budget and further contribute to economic development. At a recent function in Lagos, experts that cut across academia, economics, private sector, finance and capital market, the professionals made input on how the economy will better impact on the people to enhance rapid development. Mr. Bayo Rotimi, a seasoned financial expert and compere of a recent meeting in Lagos , had urged the professionals to make valuable contributions in few words on what they would like to tell Nigeria’s president, if they have the opportunity to meet him. Divisional Head, Economic, Research and Policy Management Economic Analysis Division of the Secu-

rities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Afolabi Olowokere (PHD), urged the government to harmonise the 2017 budget and incorporate it into 2018 budget to enhance better direction, follow up and synergy. Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), Mr. Mudashiru Yusuf urged the president to ensure enactment of policies that would support and grow private sector funds. “We need to strengthen policies that strengthen private sector investment in the country and also support private sector capital inflow into the country and make our institutions investment friendly. Head of Economics department, University of Lagos, Professor Ndubisi Nwokoma in his contribution, urged the federal government to ensure that money spent impacts positively on the citizenry, “implementation of budget should have positive effect on the economy” he urged the government to draw a line between implementing budget by releasing

funds provided for in the budget and the believe that funds will be stolen” “You will not say because the funds will be stolen , you refuse to release the funds budgeted for in the budget, that means you have not really done what should be done, which is to block the lope holes, release the funds, block the channels of wastages and commence the infrastructural projects as fast as possible” The CEO, MD, Financial derivatives Nigeria Limited, Mr. Rewane Bismarck, having accessed the federal government’s N8.6 trillion budget for 2018, ruled out any thing that would stop emergence of supplementary budget, hence the budget value is seen as very low. “There will be supplementary budget, what we have in the budget will not be enough. There are five issues I would want to be seen in governance, they are vision, courage, integrity, and the remaining two you have to find it yourself ”

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director-General Mr Mounir Gwarzo, on Monday reiterated that the Dec. 31, 2017 deadline for issuance of dividend warrant remains irreversible Gwarzo who spoke at the third quarter post-Capital Market Committee (CMC) news conference, held in Lagos decried low investors enrollment to the e-dividend payment platform in the last three months, adding that only 46,176 investors enrolled during the period. Gwarzo said that the commission had realised slow pace in terms of implementation of the e-dividend initiative urging investors to embrace the policy to reduce spate of unclaimed dividends in the market. According to the SEC DG, there is the need for Nigerians to key into the initiative for onward payment of dividends into their various accounts. “In the last three or four months, there has not been appreciable increase in terms of number of enrolment, that is why we felt

there is a need for us to have a conversation with the registrars and bankers. “The registrars agreed to the discussion, we expect in the next two or three months to see a significant improvement in terms of enrolment. “To leverage on that and to be able to optimise the support we have received, SEC has also been in the vanguard of public enlightenment,’’ Gwarzo said. The director-general said that any Nigerian that failed to register before the deadline would pay the sum of N150 for registration. Mr Samuel Oluyemi, the Head, Vertical Markets Group, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), said that a total of 50,819 edividend mandate registration in August and 59,204 in September were recorded. Oluyemi said that the figure dropped to 37,153 in October against the targeted figure of 50, 000 registration monthly. He stated that the drop in the e-dividend called for collaboration among key stakeholders with a view to driving SEC awareness campaign initiative.


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AU member countries urged to tackle socio-economic, political problems Stories by Simon Ugwu with Agency report Member countries of African Union (AU), have been urged to tackle the various political, economic and social problems especially poverty plaguing their countries by creating environment that promotes trade and investment for economic growth and development. Cape Verde Minister of Finance, Olavo Correia, gave the charged in his closing remarks at the just concluded Advanced Structured Trade Finance Seminar and Workshops

organised by the African Export-import Bank (Afreximbank) at Sal Island, Cape Verde recently. He said: “Our continent needs to grow in order to fight the problems we have, such as poverty, and we must speed up the transformation if we want to see results; “there is no economic growth without trade and we must work to provide a political, economic and social environment in order to reinforce regional exchanges.” Highlighting the importance of intra-African trade, and the need for member countries to

contribute their quota towards its success, Correia, said that Cape Verde was already working to solve the challenge posed by transportation, which was one of the key barriers to effective regional trade. He said that Cape Verde was developing increased maritime and air links and is aiming at becoming a major transport hub serving the African continent by developing excellent links to Africa, Europe, North America and South America. “That development will not be possible without the help of Afreximbank,

which has opened new lines of credit, helped with pre-financing and was providing other tools to Cape Verde,” he said. Correia called for increased support for Afreximbank, saying, the bank, which helps the continent needs support so that it can be of service to the whole African continent. During the workshop, Afreximbank launched a new guarantee programme aimed at unlocking capital and leveraging much-needed financing into Africa. It said the AFGAP initiative, would help to de-risk

L-R: Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, Fidelity Bank Plc, Chris Nnakwe; Commissioner, Women Affairs, Rivers State, Ukel Oyaghiri; Founder, Gazelle Academy, Muna Onuzo; Regional Bank Head, Rivers/Bayelsa 2, Fidelity Bank Plc, Evi Kanu, at the opening ceremony of the Fidelity Youth Empowerment Academy (YEA 4), an entrepreneurial training and empowerment programme organised by Fidelity Bank in conjunction with Gazelle Academy in Port Harcourt ...on Monday.

African transactions in order to make them more attractive to investors and financiers. He said the programme, which offers a variety of credit enhancement solution to clients in Africa, has an aspect tagged Exim-plus, a broad strategy developed by Afreximbank to position itself as a comprehensive trade facilitation and financing solution centre in Africa. AFREXIM Bank’s Executive vice president in charge of Business Development and Corporate banking, Arm Kamel, said under Eximplus, Afreximbank is offering a broad array of instruments that are often associated with export credit agencies and other specialised trade and development finance institutions, thereby differentiating itself from normal commercial banks and development financial institutions. He said that AFGAP was a demonstration of Afreximbank’s unwavering commitment to delivering on its mandate of promoting intra- and extra-African trade, in particular, the mandate of using risk bearing instruments to promote trade in Africa, by introducing new risk mitigation solutions to address the trade finance needs

of the continent. “AFGAP would bring “additionality” to Africa, by mobilising financing that would otherwise not have been possible, to support the economic development of the continent”, he said. Kamel called for support for the programme from partners and other relevant stakeholders, adding that although Afreximbank had taken a giant step in launching the programme, it could not achieve the desired results alone. “We are, therefore, calling on partners interested in Africa’s development and all relevant parties to work with Afreximbank to support the promotion of trade and trade-related investments in Africa.” He commended Cape Verde for hosting the Advanced Structured Trade Finance Seminar and Workshops and enjoined the participants to put into practice what they had learnt when they returned to their stations. The workshops, attracted several speakers from Africa, Europe and Asia who in their presentations, highlighted Africa’s potentials and said that the potentials could be realised through increased intra-African trade and diversification away from commodities.

How Nigeria, Singapore deal to revive national fleet status failed The bid by the federal government to start a national fleet with private investors collapsed because the Nigerian government stock to obsolete laws that the foreign partners felt will make it impossible to recoup their return. The federal government had in August 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a Singaporean firm, Pacific International Lines (PIL) to revive the national carrier/fleet status. President of Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Greg Ogbeifun, who disclosed this to journalists ahead of the 2017 annual general meeting of SOAN, in Lagos, explained that Nigeria’s tax laws put the Singaporean firm off from the onset of the MoU agreement.

He stated that some of the laws and unreasonable charges by regulators have put many ship owners out of business, a situation that has led to the loss of thousands of jobs. Also, he blamed the declining in the industry on the prevailing interest rate in the country and called on the federal government to take urgent steps to revive the industry “before it gets too late”. Specifically, Ogbeifun said: “I was part of the delegation that went with the Minister of Transportation to Singapore in 2016 during the signing of the MoU. Along the line, after we had signed the MoU in Singapore with PIL, the company came up with issues as regards our local

tax laws. “Firstly, PIL made reference to our local laws that will not make the agreement viable. And they put it in black and white that unless some of these laws are reviewed, it will be hard for them to fly the Nigerian flag. That was the biggest setback for that MoU. “This is also affecting our crude oil tanker quest. We have to decide if we want these things to happen in Nigeria. Let’s review our laws, just like what Malta did. Malta turned around its maritime administration by reviewing its tax laws. Malta made its tax laws attractive for international participation, and today that country is the envy among maritime nations.” He added: “What are we talking

about? If you are an American, or a Briton or a Greek, and you decide to buy a crude oil tanker that will fly your country’s flag, the government has a law that allows you to bring in your tanker into your country on zero duty payment. “In Nigeria, if you are bringing in a canoe, a tugboat, speedboat or a tanker, the sum total of the importation cost that you will pay is about 14 per cent. So if you buy a crude oil tanker for $100m dollars, if you take it to America, you will pay zero duty as long as it is carrying an American flag, same in the United Kingdom and Greece. But if you bring it to Nigeria, you will pay N14million even when it is flying Nigerian flag.

“Again, you have to remember that Nigerian flagged tankers will be competing with foreign flagged tankers in the same market, so automatically, the Nigerian flagged tanker is already disadvantaged. That is one reason PIL slowed down on the MoU it signed with the Nigerian government. PIL put it in writing that unless these tax laws are reviewed, it won’t be able to fly the Nigerian flag.” On the forthcoming AGM, Ogbeifun explained that the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi have already signified intention of gracing the associations end of the year get together dinner come December 7th.


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FG may not invest in power distribution through DisCos

Stories by Simon Ugwu Despite the concerns of the Discos, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, declared that the government was undecided about channeling its investments in distribution assets through the Discos. The minister’s statements were contained in the latest minutes of the meeting of the 20th power sector stakeholders’ conference held in Abuja. The minutes given to stakeholders in preparation for the next power sector meeting that comes up on Monday, read in part, “The Chairman (Fashola) stated that government had not yet taken any decision on routing investment in distribution infra-

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structure through the Discos.” Fashola also told participants at the meeting that the Electricity Sector Power Reform Act did not envisage a monopoly for any licensee unless it was expressly stated in the licence. He was, however, quick to state that the Federal Government was interested in the well-being of the Discos since it holds 40 per cent stake in the distribution companies in trust for state governments and workers.

He added that it must also ensure that the operations of the Discos were not against public interest. The Discos recently claimed that the shortfall from the non-implementation of a cost-reflective tariff on quantum of electricity supplied to consumers had shot up to about N460bn. They stated that this huge shortfall had made it tough for power distributors to efficiently invest in the electricity distribution networks, adding that

it was important for the government to intervene in whatever form to salvage the situation. The minutes further stated that Fashola directed operators in the distribution companies to comply with the order of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, which reduced the timeline for making new connections in the sector from 145 days to 40 days. He stated that Lagos, Ikeja, Kano and Kaduna Discos served as focal

point firms to measure compliance with the order and its impact on Nigerian’s ease of doing business ranking. The Permanent Secretary, Power, Luis Edozien, according to the minutes, informed the meeting that the government was working hard to increase the 33kV network evacuation capacity by 2,000 megawatts to align actual generation with generation capability and transmission capacity. He reiterated the need for the Discos to increase

their network capacity to utilise power from upcoming generating stations. Edozien stated that the added 33kV infrastructure should prioritise customers’ willingness to pay for better services, adding that the investment requirements would be forwarded to Fashola by the next meeting. The minister also appealed that more Discos should come on board to fast-track the roll out of network infrastructure at the level of the customers.

NNRA mulls generation of electricity from radioactive materials The Nigerian N u c l e a r Regulatory Authority (NNRA) Tuesday revealed that it is considering the possibility of producing electricity from radiation. It’s Director General, Prof. Lawrence Dim made this known in the second technical meeting on Personal Dosimetry for Dosimetry Service Providers and Radiation Safety Advisers in Abuja. Represented by the General Manager, Radiological Safety, Prof. Timothy Akpa, he said that many countries across the globe are

already utilizing radioactive materials for heating purposes. He added that as safety measures and consciousness in the industry improves, the world, including Nigeria, will use vehicles that are fueled by radioactivity. He disclosed that the meeting was convened to address issues bordering on efficient and effective radiation worker, public and environmental monitoring of the duties of the Personal Dosimetry Service Providers (DSPs) and Radiation Safety Advisers (RSAs).

NERC challenges Cross River over approval of houses under high tension The National Electricity Regulatory Commission on has called on Cross River State to stop approving building plans under high tension in other to avoid cases of electrocution. Vice-Chairman of NERC, Mr. Sanusi Garba, who made the call during the unveiling of Calabar Forum officer of NERC, also charged other states to heed the advice. Garba, who was represented by the Commissioner in charge of Legal Licensing and Compliance, Mr. Dafe Akpaneye,

lamented the loss of lives of 11 football fans in a viewing centre on April 21 and the electrocution of two other persons on October 24 in Calabar. He said that in view of that, the commission had to set up the forum office in Calabar where customers’ complaints would address appropriately. Akpaneye such complaints could be the falling down of electric poles and cables, breakdown of transformers, transformer theft and power outage in some areas amongst others. He said, “I want to say that the

Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company is working tirelessly to ensure that this will be the last of such painful event happening in Cross River. We don’t want to lose our people in such a manner again because every single live is valuable to us. “We have been receiving a lot of complaints from customers and the commission though it wise to set up this Forum office where customers’ complaints can be addressed adequately. “We urge the state government to ensure that we don’t have people building under the

high tension cables and those living under such cables should be advised to relocate. “If we adhere to adequate deafall on the floor, far away from people’s houses and it will go a long way in minimising the rate of casualty.” Also speaking, the Managing Director of 4Power Consortium, Mr. Matthew Edevbie, said the Calabar Forum office was established to address the service delivery needs and concerns of electricity consumers in the state. Edevbie, assured that the fo-

rum would strive to resolve all customer complaints accordingly. In his response, Cross River Governor Ben Ayade said that the state Ministry of Lands and Housing was already addressing the issue of restraining residents from building their houses under high tension cables. Ayade, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Public Utilities, Mr. Iyadim Iyadim, assured that the state government would continue to collaborate with PHEDC to ensure adequate power supply.


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By Simon Ugwu Nigeria has seen a resurgence of polio caused in part by the lack of reliable power.Polio is a potentially fatal virus that attacks the nervous system, and was global pandemic until vaccines was introduced in the 1950s. In 2016, Nigeria was one of only 5 countries globally that reported cases of the illness. On 12 August 2016, Nigeria’s minister of health announced a polio outbreak, following two children being paralysed by the disease. Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) revealed that only 37 percent of children are partially vaccinated, with a shocking 40 percent are not vaccinated at all. The World Energy Access report recently highlighted that only 6 percent of Nigerians have access to electricity, leaving 171 million without any access. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the lack of electricity is hindering the government’s efforts for store vaccines against deadly viruses. “Nigeria has electricity challenges, We have infrastructure problems in the supply chain of our vaccine supply in the country”, said Lawal Bakare, the NCDC’s spokesperson. Vaccines must be stored at low temperatures, between -21°C (-5.8°F) and 4°C (39.2°F), if they are to keep their potency. Nigeria is a hot, tropical country that on average experiences temperatures of around 27°C (80°F) all year round. Regular power outages mean that refrigerators are unable to maintain the required temperature, leading to the spoiling of vaccines. The problem is further compounded by the worsening security situation in the north of the country, where Islamist militants, such as Boko Haram, are making it increasingly difficult for health workers to reach those most in need of vaccination. There is no excuses for allowing children to be at risk from diseases such as polio. Nigeria is a country blessed with huge natural resources wealth which should ensure that its country has access to 24/7 power. A poor electricity supply means that 80 percent of Nigerian children are currently at risk from various diseases preventable using vaccines. Nigeria cannot protect its most vulnerable unless it has reliable and secure power supply. Electricity is not just

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a product of development, it is the key to its success. In a related development, report says that two years after the core investors of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Yola DisCo, declared a force majeure owing to their inability to operate under the reign of terror unleased by Boko Haram, the Federal Government is yet to find any investor interested in operating the utility company. In 2015, owner of Yola DisCo, the Integrated Energy and Distribution Marketing Company, IEDM, had returned the company to the Federal Government. According to findings, investors were unable to access the facility for business due to the Boko Haram insurgencies battling the state. This, by implication, brings the number of DisCos privately operated to 10 instead of 11. According to a source who pleaded anonymity due to the sensitivity of the issue, the government has been experiencing a tough time finding a buyer even at a giveaway price for which the company is being offered for sale. “The Boko Haram insurgency has affected the

sale. No investor, foreign and even local are willing to stake their funds there because of the security challenges,” he said. “Federal Government is willing to sell it at a cheaper price compared to how much other DisCos were sold but, even at that, no one wants to invest in a war torn zone,” he added. During the 2013 privatisation round privatisation, investors had paid $1.4 billion to acquire the 11 DisCos. After a joint evaluation of the electricity assets as stipulated in the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, and the Ministry of Power under the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, a sum of $186m was agreed to be refunded to Integrated Energy. However, $87.8m was eventually paid to the company as payoff on the premise that $186m was too high. The payoff included 20 percent of five years projected profit by the core investors. After return of the company to the Federal Government, Mr. Baba Mustapha an Engineer, was appointed to run the DisCo in the capacity of an acting Managing Director. Before his appointment, he was a Deputy

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Director in the Ministry of Power. Yola DisCo covers Adamawa, Borno, Taraba and Yobe states. When asked if Yola DisCo’s performance is better now that it is being operated by government compared to its counterparts being operated by private owners, our source replied with an emphatic “no”. “Privatisation is the best thing that has ever happened to the power sector. So whenever people keep calling out the DisCos for inefficiency, I tell them to compare the kind of services Yola DisCo offers to those of the other DisCos”. “Yes! Because what we have currently are perfect examples of Yola DisCo owned and run by government, versus the other 10 DisCos owned and run by private companies. So people can now compare their services and judge for themselves. Yola DisCo is doing far worse in terms of services and metering their customers. This vindicates the DisCos whenever people argue whether or not privatisation has paid off,” he said. Following clamours from different quarters for government to reclaim the power sector, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing,

Babatunde Fashola, has consistently said there is no going back on privatisation. On the part of the DisCos, lack of access to foreign exchange, absence of cost reflective tariff, energy theft, low revenue collection, high running cost, inadequate gas supply, among others, are some of the challenges inhibiting effective performances, including meeting up with the metering plan. The Federal Government is undecided about routing electricity distribution investments through the power distributors operating in the country despite that it owns 40 per cent stake in each of the 11 distribution companies. It, however, stated that it was interested in the well-being of the power distribution firms and urged the Discos to increase their capacities in order to effectively accommodate and distribute the load allocated to them by the Transmission Company of Nigeria. The Discos have, on many occasions, stated that although the Federal Government had 40 per cent stake in each of the 11 distribution companies, it had never, for once, invested in any of the assets.


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Teens and attitude towards church, mosque Mutiat Alli We are in a “whole new ball game” as we teens in our media-driven youth culture. Christians/Muslims are discovering that the “old ways” of reaching teens with the gospel are no longer effective. Times have changed, and so must our methods of youth ministry and evangelism. An open and honest approach is essential as we face these challenges. Our response will dramatically affect the future of our churches and mosques. Most teens see church/mosque as a boring place. They believe that going to church is a total waste of time! Why? It is simply because they were forced to go to church/mosque. Most teens go to church/mosque but their minds and heart are not there. Most of them go to church/ mosque just to deceive themselves and also to deceive others. Most teens see going to church as a headache! They is being attached in going to church/

Most teens see church/mosque as an uncool place. They believe that their friends will laugh at them if they see them going to church/mosque. They are church/mosque simply because of the societies they belong, like, peer group,

mosque. Most parents are nothing but bad

them when they make mistakes. Teens look up to their parents for guidance and support. So it is the duty of the parents to direct their teens on the right path and also teach them the church doctrines. are being controlled or commanded or even shouted upon. Teenagers need lots of love, so parents and guardians should always endeavour to treat teens with lots able to listen and equally obey whatever you say. You can lead the way by showing good examples, showing seriousness in church activities, going to church early, reading the Bible and meditating on it. By doing all these, your teens will always remember to commit your teens into the hand of God. Make your teens understand the valves of going to church, and always give them listening ears when they complain on certain things. It is so true that parents want the best for their kids; so parents should try as much as they can to see that their teens do not miss going to church. And once more, in terms of attitude, parents are advised to act according to the teaching of the Bible. from his/her bad attitude if your own

You have to lead and they will follow. Most teens are discouraged simply because of the bad attitude of their parents. They will be of going to church when mum and dad and they are always

issue. So parents and guardians are advised to show good examples to their teens and in that way they will surely understand everything and they will also appreciate the doctrines of the church or the preaching in mosque, whichever one they believe in. Here are some interesting ways you can encourage your teen in going to church, mosque: Step 1: Model the kind of attitude about church, mosque you want to see in your teenager. teen to be eager to go to church/mosque if you do not approach it as an obligation yourself. Attitudes are contagious and even if your teen mirror your attitude right away, your example might have a better effect in the long run than anything you could say. Step 2: Model the importance of religion in your life throughout the week. Look for opportunities to bring it up during regular conversations with your teen. Incorporate what you learn in church/mosque into your daily activities with your teen. For

Encourage your teen to get involved Teens who go to church/mosque by choice do so for much the same reasons that adults do, they derive inspiration

a part of. When teens have meaningful relationships with people their own age at church/ mosque, they the Good Samaritan, you and your teen might have a better could look for opportunities to help others attitude about going. Step 5: in need. Start a youth Step 3: group if your church/ Engage your teen in a discussion about the sermon. Ask open ended questions regarding what he thought about what already have one. the pastor said, then allow him to answer. Any layperson with a heart for teenagers inspire your teen to go to church/mosque can start an informal and actually get something out of it, youth group. Plan for an hour and a half dialogue about what he/she thinks about or so per week for a fun activity and a quick devotional study, preferably one that Step 4:

encourages the teens to give input and discuss the topic. Most denominations have age appropriate devotional materials. But always remember to put in love in everything and they will learn.


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When your relationship go brutal!!! Walk away

Sometimes we are so reluctant on deciding when to walk away from people who have proved that they are not meant for us. We ignore the signs, we waste much of our time in that relationship thinking that things will change for the better or work out, we fight big and hard battles, we miss out on chances of good people and we waste too much of our energy. Sometimes we are abused physically but still cling unto the relationship. If you find yourself in a relationship that makes you sheds tears or in relationship that you are been abused physically and you are already seeing the signs that you don’t belong together, please don’t waste more of your time and energy on such relationship. No matter how painful it maybe, please gather up all the courage and walk away for your dear life and fragile heart. You were not meant to be in pain and unhappy for all your entire life. You were not caged or locked there that you can’t walk away. And it’s not the end of your life. Accept it that you were not meant to be and move on. Do not stay in the relationship because you don’t want your friends to

laugh at you, you will only endanger your life in the process. If you make the mistake of getting married to such a man then my dear you in for a bigger trouble. We shouldn’t stay in a relationship where we are the only one that tries to please our man; both parties should try and please each other. Courtship leads to marriage, so during the period of courtship, if you see any sign that you think will not be favorable to you, please my dear, flee from it so that it doesn’t take your life. I’ve witnessed a relationship where a guy abused his girlfriend physically and the girl nearly lost her life in the process. How do you know it’s time to walk away from a brutal relationship? Here are some of the signs to show you that it’s time to take a walk: You fight constantly: Fighting in relationships is a natural in relationships. But if you guys are constantly bickering and arguing or, more important, every fight you have turns nasty, it’s a sign to walk away. In the right relationship, you’ll still have problems, but they shouldn’t be a normal thing, and you should

from such relationship. He uses you as his punching bag: A woman is seen as a helper to a man and not as a punching bag. A responsible man will never lay his hands on his lady. So my dear, if a guy beats

be able to get through them like respectful adults who care about each other but if you can’t solve the matter amicably then you have to take a walk. He thinks you are not good for him anymore: There is no relationship without challenges, but there’s a very big difference between feeling inspired to be a better you and feeling inadequate in that relationship, and that can be hard to spot at first. But if the guy is making you feel insecure and irrelevant, get out now. He’s always hurting your feelings: When you started off with your partner, you both had a blossom relationship but now he sees you as a threat in his life, he does everything possible to make sure you cry, all he’s trying to do is to get you out of his life. If you are facing such a situation, it’s time to move out you up at the slightest provocation, please run away from him. Do not stay thinking he will change as time goes on, because he will never change. The attitude he displays during your courtship is what he will


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Redefine your eye shape using eye shadows When it comes to having your make-up, we all have our tag illusion of a rounder eyes and extend your eyeliner more in order line which is to ensure that our eyes look brighter and more to balance or satisfy the look. with no crease it is similar to hooded eyes, if you want to apply eye shadow and linear will help you better translate techniques eye shadow to make the eyes appear bigger and brighter. First of all, increase the highlighting in the inner corners of your eye, take your medium color and go above the crease from the outside of from the inner corners of your eyes all the way to the outside your eye creating a round shape, the dark shade should be used ending in a straight line or small cat eye. Then highlight below the brow bone and the inner corners of your eye with a light eye liner, keep a steady hand and do a very thin line that gets a bit shadow. Blend the eye shadow from the outside, going towards thicker on the outside. the middle of the eyes in order to give more shape to your lid. highlighting on the inner corner of your eye, all you need to do is has the ideal eye shape. IF you have almond eyes, you should to apply it lightly under the brow bone like the hooded eye, you use the round eyes application techniques. should heavily shade with your medium colour. Most importantly, apply heavy eyeliner from the inner corners of your eye to the your eyeliner will play the most important part that is, start by outside with just a straight line. using your eye shadow to highlight and shade the same way you use for a round or almond shaped eye the difference is your eyeliner and it should be much heavier. After applying the eye shadow and your liner starting at inner corners and moving all the way outside. The secret is to give it a curve up at the end like a cat eye. as you would use for round eyes, but apply the dark eye shadow very lightly. If you want to modulate the highlighted parts of the dark eye shadow. bone and inner lid the same as you would for round eyes, the little different is that is the base eye shadow. Use a lighter colour and shade a little bit then, take the darker color and shade from the outside on top of the crease to give it more contrast. Make sure you start your eyeliner at the middle of the lid and extend it out further than your eyes in a straight line. just need to do is to start with your light shadow only on the inner corners of the eyes. Apply a good amount of medium color and also apply heavy dark shade around the crease to give an

Fascinating expensive diamond rings

Diamond jewelry has always been a source of fascination for ladies, especially diamond rings and that is because they are considered a traditional symbol of romance and love. Little wonder they

coveting some of the most beautiful and exquisite diamond rings always comes with a price. But who really cares about price when the means is readily available and the pieces are breathtaking. The pink diamond ring auction for a record $10.8 million and is the most expensive diamond ring in the world. Vivid blue diamond ring whopping $7.9 million. The beautiful blue diamond weighs six carats and the ring is made of platinum. Emerald cut diamonds complete the picture on each side of the central gem. Oval-cut diamond ring Priced at $4.2 million, this pure white diamond ring boasts an oval-cut VVS2 diamond with E color clarity, weighing 46.51 carats. The ring itself is made of platinum. De beers platinum diamond ring

The De beers platinum diamond ring boasts a nine-carat gem placed on a perfectly polished platinum ring. It is priced at $1.83 million. Novo yellow diamond ring At 1.35 million, this piece is different from most diamond rings due to its special color. It weighs 25.27 carats and is also set in a platinum ring. The Elizabeth Taylor diamond ring The central diamond weighs 5.98 carats and the round diamonds surrounding it weigh another 3.96 carats. This gorgeous ring used to belong to the beautiful actress and is valued at $1.3million.

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