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Friday, June 19, 2020

[NEWS] FG Plans Lifting 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty

[NEWS] FG Plans Lifting 100m Nigerians Out Of Poverty

Federal government sets the time table towards lifting one hundred million Nigerians out of poverty in Nigeria.

The Federal authorities has set up a plan to fulfill its pledge of lifting one hundred million Nigerians out of poverty, by creating jobs thru unique Ministries, Departments, and corporations (MDAs).

Newsmen remember that President Muhammadu Buhari in his 2019 Democracy Day address said, “With management and a sense of motive, we are able to carry 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.”

With a view to actualize the imaginative and prescient, Sen. George Akume, Minister of unique obligations and Inter-Governmental Affairs has convened an inter-ministerial assembly with different ministries to collaborate towards attaining the set goals.

In line with a communiqué issued by means of Mrs. Julie Jacobs, Director Press, within the ministry on Friday in Abuja, the assembly chaired by using Akume had in attendance; Alhaji Sabo Nanono, Minister of Agriculture and Rural improvement and Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water sources.

Others have been: Otunba Richard Adebayo, Minister of enterprise, exchange and funding, Dr. Mamood Abubakar, Minister of environment, and Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti state, and Chairman of Nigerian Governors discussion board.

In keeping with the communiqué, discussions have been made on a few key thematic regions where synergy turned into required throughout the applicable ministries to obtain the desired objectives.

It changed into resolved that collaboration most of the MDAs turned into a miles-wanted movement toward gratifying Mr. President`s imaginative and prescient.

At the same time as commending Akume for the initiative to create the framework of cooperation a number of the MDAs, the ministers agreed to be active in playing their own roles to reap their mandates in addressing the vision.

“There`s the want for stakeholders’ engagements, particularly states and nearby governments, and for a technical committee of experts to be installation to consist of specialists from the road ministries,” the communiqué announced.

The crew additionally agreed to amplify the discussion board to house different relevant ministries, the Organised private area, and Civil Society establishments; and to create an implementation approach and a platform for measuring, tracking, and evaluation of the inter-ministerial forum.

Further to the resolutions, the discussion board located emphasis on harnessing dams throughout the u . S . A . To growth agricultural manufacturing and strength technology for empowerment and poverty alleviation.

They also resolved to make sure the deployment of climate alternate model technology, agricultural initiative, harnessing of sundry possibilities for the establishment of cottage industries cutting across ministries of agriculture, surroundings, energy, water assets along monetary corridors inside the u . S . A . To alleviate poverty.

Monday, June 1, 2020

[NEWS] Buhari May Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Today

[NEWS] Buhari May Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Today

The President, Maj. Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) is expected to further ease the lockdown imposed on the country to contain the spread of following his receipt, on Sunday, of recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on the pandemic.

Reports coming out of the State House indicate that the country may now be able to move to the second stage of ease of lockdown after it was postponed two weeks ago.

The PTF had last week announced that there’d be no hurriedly taken measures to return the country to a measure of normalcy.

In his last nationwide address to Nigerians, the president assured that the restriction on movements wouldn’t last longer than necessary. As calls mount for the president to reopen the economy, there’s however the problem of rising case of in the country occasioned by the partial easing of lockdown in various regions.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

[BREAKING NEWS] CBN Reduces Lending Rate, See New Rate

[BREAKING NEWS] CBN Reduces Lending Rate, See New Rate

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday reduced the Monetary Policy Rate to 12.5 per cent.

The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, announced the decision of the Committee in Abuja, at the end of its virtual 273rd meeting.

The committee had retained the MPR at 13.5 per cent at the last MPC meeting in March.

It, however, retained the Cash Reserve Ratio and the liquidity ratio at 27.5 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

Details later…

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

[NEWS] There Is Nothing Wrong In Taking More Loans – Presidency

[NEWS] There Is Nothing Wrong In Taking More Loans – Presidency

The presidency has defended its plan of taking more loans to finance some projects ongoing in Nigeria.
Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina who featured in Southwest Political Circuit, a popular political interview programme on Ibadan-based radio station Fresh F.M, insisted that there is nothing wrong in taking loans as the country still has more capacity to accommodate such.
The presidential spokesperson averred that the loans are being chanelled into projects they are meant for, while also pointing out that the huge debt the country is owing was largely borrowed by previous administrations.
Adesina further stated that the current figures were within the capacity of the country’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP) to service and repay.
The Presidential spokesperson said;
“Don’t forget that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) came out to say that Nigeria’s economy has the capacity to absorb more loans and that Nigeria is taking below what its GDP can afford. IMF said it and it is on record. Nigeria’s GDP can service more loans than it is taking. That is a vote of confidence in Nigeria’s ability to repay the loans it is taking.
“Taking loans to use for development is not a crime. But taking loans to steal and pocket as we used to have it in this country is what is criminal. You will find out that even the profile of the loans, Nigerians don’t know it.
“Even former president Olusegun Obasanjo gave a lecture where he quoted a figure about what Nigeria owes. The Debt Management Office (DMO) had to come out to correct him. I think he quoted something in the region of $90b or $100b debt.
“The DMO office came to say all that this administration has taken is a little over $20b. The DMO also told us what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government left as loans and debt. So, a lot of commentators don’t know the correct profile.
“The loans will be used for development, for provision of infrastructure, open up and stimulate the economy. These loans are good because they are used for development and that is what this administration is doing. The loans are within tolerable limit.
“So, those who are making noise about loans, particularly the outgone government, are only shedding crocodile’s tears because under them, they took loans and pocketed the money and we didn’t see what they did with the loans. But Nigeria is now taking loans and Nigerians can see what the government is doing with the loans.”
On the effect of Coronavirus on the economy, Adesina said the Buhari-led administration was already considering all possibilities in its efforts to cushion the effect of the pandemic. He also insisted that claims of the Federal Government supporting farmers in the North to the detriment of their southern counterparts, is coming “from a mindset that is one of the banes of Nigeria.”
Adesina said;
“There is what is called LAKE rice, which is a collaboration between Lagos and Kebbi states. Is Lagos in the North? No. Rice is grown massively in Ogun State and is Ogun State in the North? No.
“Every state has the right to access the Anchor Borrowers programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). But the CBN has standards and principles and guidelines. Any state that meets the guideline can get the money.
“Maybe states that are not benefitting for now are not ready to pay their counterpart funds or are not ready to organise farmers into cooperatives. That will not be the fault of the Federal Government. The funds are available for every part of the country.
“Anybody who says the Federal Government is supporting the North against the South on this programme is operating from a mindset that is one of the banes of Nigeria.”

Monday, May 18, 2020

[NEWS] Man Serially Raping 19-Year-Old Daughter Since She Was 11 Arrested In Lagos

[NEWS] Man Serially Raping 19-Year-Old Daughter Since She Was 11 Arrested In Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a 50-year-old man Tyndale Ede for alleged defilement of his 19-year-old daughter since she was 11 YEARS OLD.
Eden was arrested on May 9 following a complaint by his wife (names withheld) at Ikotun Police Division.
It was alleged that the suspect’s incestuous behaviour was discovered by the woman at their Kajola Street, Ikotun residence after she noticed their daughter was being disrespectful towards her father.
She was said to have probed the teenager to know what was wrong and she opened up to her mum that Ede has been raping her since she was 11years.
The victim was said to have told her mum he often threatened violence on her each time she resisted him, adding that he warned to deal with her if she ever told anyone about it.
According to police spokesman Bala Elkana, Ede was charged to court on May 11 after thorough investigation and was remanded in Police Custody.
He said:
“The suspect was arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit (FSU). He confessed to the commission of the crime. After a thorough investigation into the case, the suspect was on May 11, charged to Chief Magistrate Court ll Ogba on five counts of incest, rape, sexual harassment, defilement and sexual assault. He is remanded in police custody while the case is adjourned till June 15 for hearing,” Elkana said.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

[NEWS] BREAKING!! FG Orders Immediate Shut Down Of All NYSC Orientation Camps, Corps Members Sent Home

[NEWS] BREAKING!! FG Orders Immediate Shut Down Of All NYSC Orientation Camps, Corps Members Sent Home

The National Youth Service Corps has asked corps members currently in orientation camps across the country to vacate the camps over coronavirus fears.

The virus has killed over 7000 persons globally and three cases have been confirmed in Nigeria, although no death has been recorded.
We learned that the corps members in Lagos camp were told on Wednesday morning to leave the camp immediately after receiving their letters to their places of primary assignment and transport allowance.
The camps opened last Tuesday and usually last for three weeks.
“We were told the order to close the camp came from Abuja,” a corps member told The Reporter

Do You Think This Is A Good Move From The F.G??

[NEWS] ASUU Finally Give Outcome Of 8-Hour Meeting With Federal Government

[NEWS] ASUU Finally Give Outcome Of 8-Hour Meeting With Federal Government

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President said this in Abuja while addressing newsmen Tuesday night.
He spoke at the end of a meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
NAN reports that the meeting which began by 3 p.m, ended at about 11 p.m.
ASUU commenced the warning strike on March 9, 2020 over issues of revitalization of universities, earned academic allowance.
Others are visitation panel, mainstreaming and most importantly Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) always and other issues relating to university funding.
Ogunyemi said the ASUU leadership will meet members to take a decision.
“Those of us here cannot give the final pronouncements on any of the proposals and we have assured the government that we will report faithfully to our principals and get back to government accordingly.
“We want to assure all Nigerians that we are concern on going back to our work like every other person, because we know that is where we find happiness, we are not happy outside our classrooms, our laboratories and our libraries”, he said.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, confirmed both parties had fruitful deliberations on contentious issues, especially the issue of IPPIS.
He said,
“We made new proposal on behalf of FG to ASUU. These issues range from funding, revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, salary shortfalls in Federal University of Akure and the issue of state universities.
“We also addressed payment of earned academic allowances to University of Ilorin. On the Nigerian University Pension Commission, certificate was issued last year but operational certificate had not been issued because we do not have a permanent PENCOM board in place.
“We have made proposal on how NUPENCO board will be able to fulfill its obligation, especially in terms of preparation of annual audit reports.
“Issue of visitation panel to the universities has been on the table since last year. The Government side made progress and that approval has been gotten, and we are waiting for the gazette of the membership of the visitation panel. ”

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[HEART BREAKING] 'Nigeria is becoming a nightmare', Runtown says as he reacts to killing of cleaner

[HEART BREAKING] 'Nigeria is becoming a nightmare', Runtown says as he reacts to killing of cleaner

The Nigerian music art Runtown through his tweet, lent a voice to the outcry over the prevalent killings and kidnappings that have been recorded across the country in the last few weeks.

Pondering on the number of protests to engage in before the issue of SARS officers killing innocent citizens is addressed, the singer lashed out at Nigerian authorities over report of a cleaner allegedly killed by a SARS officer. Runtown also stated that Nigeria is becoming a nightmare and not the country of our dreams.

He tweeted;
How many more tweets do we have to put out? How many more hashtags do we have to push? How many more protests? How many more lives do we have to lose before something is done about SARS? This is not the Nigeria of our dreams. Our country is turning into a nightmare.
What exactly is going on? How is it that after the several outcries and well documented incidences we are yet to curb this menace? The people are being pushed the wall. People cannot continue to lose their loved ones like this. This has to stop! This just has to STOP! #EndSARS

Recall we reported that the Lagos State Police Command dismissed allegations that an officer of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killed a Lagos cleaner who was hit by a stray bullet on Monday, July 15, 2019. Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said the deceased was killed by a cult gang that ambushed officers.
[NEWS] Nigerian Government is provoking fresh insurgency with El-Zakzaky and Shi'ites - Femi Falana warns

[NEWS] Nigerian Government is provoking fresh insurgency with El-Zakzaky and Shi'ites - Femi Falana warns

Nigerian Government is provoking fresh insurgency with El-Zakzaky and Shi

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria against its violent approach to handling members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria who are protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, despite numerous court orders issued for his release.

Falana expressed concerns over the method the Federal Government had adopted in a statement on Tuesday. The legal luminary said the continuous detention of Elzakzaky and killing of peaceful Shiite protesters by security forces could lead the country into another bloody war that it could not afford.
“This nation cannot afford another war of insurgency which is being provoked by the contemptuous conduct of the federal government in the handling of the case of the Elzakzakys,” Falana said.
Chronicling the arrest and detention of Elzakzaky and his wife Malama Zeinab on December 12, Falana said over 1,000 Shiites were reportedly massacred by soldiers on the orders of the Nigerian Army high command and given mass burial in an unmarked grave in Mango village, Kaduna State over allegations of attempt to assassinate Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

He said, "Even though the leader of the Shiites, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, was not at the scene of the attack, his residence was invaded by the rampaging troops two days later. The troops set the house ablaze, shot at El-Zakzaky and his wife, Malama Zeinab El-Zakzaky and killed three of their sons in cold blood in their presence. As if such barbaric assault was not enough, the army arrested and held El-Zakzaky and his wife in custody before handing them over to the Department of State Services. At that stage, the houses of El-Zakzaky and other leaders in Zaria were demolished by the Kaduna state on the orders of Governor Nasir El Rufai.
"After the massacre of the Shiites and the demolition of the houses of their leaders, the Kaduna state government instituted a judicial commission of inquiry to probe the violent attack.
"The detained El-Zakzaky was prevented from responding to the allegations made against him and his group at the inquiry. But the judicial commission found that there was no plan by the Shiites to assassinate General Buratai. It was also revealed at the panel that the 347 Shiites were massacred by the army in violations of the Army Rules of Engagement and the Geneva Conventions.
"Apart from condemning the brutal massacre of the Shiites, the judicial commission recommended that the culprits be prosecuted.
"Instead of implementing the recommendation by prosecuting the well-known murderers the Kaduna state government turned round to charge over 300 Shiites with the culpable homicide of a soldier who was killed by his colleagues during the attack. But the defence team convinced the Kaduna state high court to free the Shiites as they were not involved in the commission of the offence.
"Accordingly, the charge was dismissed for want of evidence while the trial court proceeded to discharge and acquit all the defendants. Meanwhile, the suit challenging the illegal detention of El-Zakzaky and his wife was decided in their favour by the federal high court on December 2, 2016.
"The presiding judge, Kolawole J. (as he then was) directed the Federal Government to release the couple from unlawful custody, pay them N50 million reparation and provide them with a temporary house since the army had burnt down their residence. But the Buhari regime has characteristically treated the court orders with arrogant contempt.
Curiously, the Court of Appeal has refused to hear the application to commit the Director-General of the State Security Service for contempt of court! Upon our legal advice, the Shiites approached three separate high courts to challenge the violation of their right to assemble and protect peacefully."

He added that despite the orderly nature in which the Shiites had conducted themselves, the Federal Government, through the army, was operating with impunity to disrupt the group's peaceful process.
"The Shiites won the cases against the Federal Government as the courts upheld their fundamental rights to freedom of expression, association, and assembly. But out of sheer impunity, the army has killed about 50 Shiites at Abuja for protesting against the continued detention of El-Zakzaky and his wife.
"As the Nigeria federal government could no longer justify the illegal detention of El-Zakzaky and his wife it directed the Kaduna state government to file a charge against them. Hence, they have been charged with culpable homicide at the Kaduna state high court for the death of the same soldier.
"Pending the trial, the team of local and international physicians who examined El-Zakzaky and his wife on the orders of the trial court confirmed that their health has deteriorated and recommended that they are allowed to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment. In particular, El-Zakzaky has lost an eye while he is the process of losing the other one.
"The wife can no longer walk as a result of the gun wounds inflicted on her during the military attack of December 2015. Without adducing any reason whatsoever the federal government has ignored the recommendation of the physicians.
"The Shiites are currently protesting the refusal of the Buhari regime to release El-Zakzaky and his wife from custody to enable them to travel abroad to receive urgent medical treatment at their own expense.
"El-Zakzaky must not be allowed to die due to medical neglect as it may provoke a crisis of monumental proportions. Therefore, the federal government should implement the unanimous resolution of the House of Representatives for the release of El-Zakzaky and his wife without any further delay.
"Finally, it would be recalled that the Boko Haram sect declared war on the people of Nigeria in 2009 following the cold murder of its leader, Mohammed Yusuf by the Police. Since then the nation has known no peace. This nation cannot afford another war of insurgency which is being provoked by the contemptuous conduct of the federal government in the handling of the case of the El-Zakzaky.”


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

[GIST] INEC Server:- Don’t Celebrate Yet, Atiku Tells Buhari

[GIST] INEC Server:- Don’t Celebrate Yet, Atiku Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday, said President Muhammadu Buhari should not celebrate yet over the ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Independent National Election Commission’s (INEC) central server.
He said contrary to the position of the Presidency, the tribunal did not reject his request to inspect INEC’s central server.
The former vice president spoke as 60 presidential candidates described the controversy over INEC’s server as a plot to discredit the 2019 polls
Atiku, in a statement by his media aide, Paul Ibe, was reacting to a statement from the Presidency hailing the tribunal ruling.
He explained that what the tribunal said was that granting him access to the server was not relevant at the moment, as his petition on the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the presidential poll was still at the preliminary stage.
The statement read in part:-
“Let us educate the spokespersons of General Muhammadu Buhari on what yesterday’s (Monday) judgment actually says. The request by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party to inspect the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission was not rejected.
“What the honourable tribunal said is that it is still at preliminary stages and the main case has not begun and that the matter of granting access to inspect the INEC server is not relevant to the preliminary stages. It is a matter to be adjudicated upon when the case proper is being heard.
“As such, the celebration by the administration of General Buhari that their electoral heist has been covered is premature. Their giddiness has even blinded them to the eyewitness testimony given to mzultiple media in interviews by staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission that there is indeed a server and that they actually submitted results and accreditation through it.
“In their rush to claim a Pyrrhic victory, the General Buhari administration missed out the fact that the 2019 budget has multiple line items for procurement, maintenance and service of the server they claim does not exist…
“In the light of this, we remind those who are gloating in their ignorance that ‘he who laughs last, laughs best’.
“The last has not been heard of this matter and we eagerly anticipate the actual ruling of the Tribunal when the case proper begins.”
Meanwhile, a coalition of presidential candidates that participated in the 2019 general elections has said the controversy over the alleged electronic transmission of results to the central server of INEC during the February 28 presidential poll is intended to discredit election.
The presidential candidate of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Shittu Mohammed, spoke on behalf of the coalition, at a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday.
The PDP and INEC have been on a warpath over the existence of a central server allegedly used by the electoral body for the conduct of the 2019 presidential poll.
While the opposition party insists that results were electronically transmitted to the server, INEC said nothing of such happened
However, Mohammed, who is also the National Chairman of APDA stated that INEC, in one of its engagements, had informed political parties that the absence of a new electoral law will make it impossible for the commission to electronically transmit results from the field to the headquarters.
“The needless controversy over the INEC server would have been lawful as it would have been mandatory for the Commission to deploy the server. We are aware that INEC had run pilots on electronic transmission of results. It had informed us that these pilots were deployed in Anambra, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections.
“However, INEC informed all political parties in the election following the non-passage of the Electoral Act that it would not deploy the electronic transmission of results since it would not be lawful to do so.
“We must inform Nigerians now that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was represented in those meetings and we do not know why they are heating up the polity with the server story.
“This INEC server controversy is a deliberate ploy to destroy the integrity of our electoral process. Can the so-called results from the server be referred to as credible where INEC could not have legitimately transmitted results of the presidential or any of the other elections electronically?” Mohammed queried.
Furthermore, the APDA chairman stated that the coalition have thoroughly examined the conduct of the 2019 general elections and came to the conclusion that INEC performed creditably.
Regardless, he called on the National Assembly to urgently revisit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, which was passed by the eighth Assembly, noting that the bill, if signed into law, will enhance the electoral process in the country.
The National Chairman of National Unity Party (NUP), Chief Perry Opara, who also spoke, urged politicians to always seek redress in court whenever there were issues, as a way of growing democracy in the country.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

[GIST] Engage your husband in pillow talk – Obasanjo to Aisha Buhari

[GIST] Engage your husband in pillow talk – Obasanjo to Aisha Buhari

Nigerian former President, Olusegun has urged the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, to have pillow talk with her husband.
This comes after the president’s wife spoke out again about the ills of his government. Aisha recently faulted the implementation of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Federal Government and also how the administration has handled the issues of banditry in northern Nigeria.

Reacting to her comment on Monday, hailed Aisha but urged her to engage her husband in pillow talk.
The former president was quoted in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi on Monday, while he received the Editorial Board of a Social media platform, Penpushing Media at his Olusegun Presidential Library (OOPL) Oke – Mosan, Abeokuta.
He said: “I think she did well and maybe she should also have pillow talk with the President. “I believe every Nigerian family, individual, group is entitled to livelihood. And it is the responsibility of all to make sure we have a dignified life. That should be our aim collectively.”
He also urged that the media be sensitive as such sensitization will aid in addressing the problems. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

[BREAKING] Osun State Polytechnic Shutdown Indefinitely After Students Burn Down Medical Center

[BREAKING] Osun State Polytechnic Shutdown Indefinitely After Students Burn Down Medical Center

The management of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, has closed down the institution indefinitely over the protest of students which led to the destruction of some property at the school’s medical centre.
It was reported that an HND 1 student of Applied Science identified as Aminu Sheu fainted yesterday afternoon soon after he finished his examination.
He was reportedly rushed to the school medical center at about 3:40 pm but the staff on duty allegedly told those who brought him to the clinic that the clinic had closed for the day.
Before they could locate the nearest hospital, the student died. The death of the student brought out the students on Saturday morning to protest the manner at which the school’s clinic handled the matter.
In the course of the protest, it was alleged that the clinic property was destroyed, some documents and vehicles parked at the clinic premises were set ablaze.
In a statement by the Media Relations Officer of the school, Tope Abiola on behalf of the school’s registrar, Barrister B. M. Salawu, the institution urged all students to vacate the school premises with immediate effect.
The statement reads,”This is to inform the general public that Osun State Polytechnic Iree has been closed down. As a result of this, all students are to vacate the school premises with immediate effect.”
The deceased has been put to rest last night according to Islamic rites.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

[END SAR] Man Hit By Stray Bullet During SARS Raid In Edo (Photos)

[END SAR] Man Hit By Stray Bullet During SARS Raid In Edo (Photos)

Dennis was shot and wounded around 2:00am in his house in Ugbiyokho Area of Benin EDO when the police stormed the house allegedly in search of internet fraudsters (yahoo boys).
A young man was hit by a stray bullet today during a raid in Edo state.
According to lawyer, Jefferson Uwoghiren, who shared the story, stated that the raid was conducted by police officers of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Edo State Command.
This young man, Dennis Amadasun was rushed to my office early this morning, a victim of gunshot by careless and negligent police officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Edo State Command.
Dennis was shot and wounded around 2:00am in his house in Ugbiyokho Area of Benin when the police stormed the house allegedly in search of internet fraudsters!!! Bleeding and weak from the injury, Dennis was abandoned and left to die by the officers.

His angry relatives brought him to my office,whereupon I advised that the matter be reported at the nearest police station. Dennis was taken to Evbuotubu Police Station where the galant DPO politely asked him to leave. Since his men, didn’t participate in the raid, why should he bear liability for treatment?
With no police report, private hospitals declined treatment. Thanks to Dr Philip Ogbodaga, the management of Specialist Hospital, Benin agreed to treat Dennis subject to their Security Protocols.
This evening the police brought money to support the ongoing treatment and they informed me that Dennis was never a target of their raid.

Monday, April 29, 2019

[NEWS] FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

[NEWS] FG Declares May 1 Public Holiday For Workers’ Day

The Federal Government of nigeria has declared Wednesday, May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day.
The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers on their commitment and sacrifice toward building a greater Nigeria.
Dambazau made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, Permanent Secretary of the ministry. He commended workers’ effort at ensuring the full implementation of the policies and programmes of government through efficient and effective service delivery to Nigerians and foreigners.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

[NEWS] Over Proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

[NEWS] Over Proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities () on Tuesday slammed the Federal Government and Aisha Buhari, over the proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
ASUU who slammed Aisha Buhari, further described the proposed university by the wife of President Buhari as a disaster. According to the union, the plan of the wife of the President to establish a new university confirmed why her Husband continued to reduce budgetary allocation to education since he assumed office in 2015.
Chairman of the union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole and a former National Treasurer of the Union, Professor Ademola Aremu who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen in Ibadan, all berated the First Lady over the proposed move.
Omole said: “When I heard about the proposed private university to be named after Mr President, I just looked at it as a joke taken too far. If we have a president in a country that has simply refused to fund public education and all we get from the first family is to establish a private university in collaboration with some foreigners, it is a disaster for this country and for a sitting president.
“The implication is that Nigerians should know that this leadership does not believe in public funded education”.

Friday, April 12, 2019

[BREAKING] Saraki Publicly Releases Details Of National Assembly’s 2018 Budget

[BREAKING] Saraki Publicly Releases Details Of National Assembly’s 2018 Budget

Saraki took the step on his Twitter handle on Friday, one day after meeting with officials of tech-finance advocacy organisation, BudgIT.
He tweeted: “Dear @BudgITng:
“Find the details of the 2018 Budget of the National Assembly here: …
“This is in accordance with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th National Assembly to accountability and transparency. #OpenNASS.”
Since 2015, BudgIT has consistently demanded that the annual allocations of the National Assembly be made public.
On Thursday, it gave a hint that his could happen soon, tweeting: “Saraki, yesterday at a dialogue session with BudgIT on appropriation process and constituency projects vowed that making the National Assembly appropriation public is now a permanent policy.”
Read Tweet Below:

Friday, March 29, 2019

[BREAKING] Fintiri Of PDP Declared Winner Of Adamawa Governorship Election

[BREAKING] Fintiri Of PDP Declared Winner Of Adamawa Governorship Election

Rt Hon Umaru Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared the winner of the Adamawa State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission so ion (INEC).

This followed the conclusion of collation of results of the supplementary governorship election, which was conducted in 44 polling units in 14 local government areas of the state on Thursday.
Fintiri polled a total of 376,552 votes from the main election on March 9 and the supplementary election of March 28 to beat his closest rival, Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got a total of 336,386 votes from both elections.
Sen Abdulaziz Nyako of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) came third with 113,237 and was followed by Chief Emmanuel Bello of to the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who polled 29,792 votes.
Alhaji Tanko Yakassai said Buhari may hand over to Osinbajo or Tinubu in 2023'

Alhaji Tanko Yakassai said Buhari may hand over to Osinbajo or Tinubu in 2023'

Leading Northern politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, has said that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo could be the next President of Nigeria.

In a special interview from Kano on Thursday, Yakassai said, “there may be an unwritten understanding that when President Muhammadu Buhari finishes, the Vice President will likely be the next presidential candidate of the APC.”

Although Yakassai made a similar comment casually days before the February presidential election, he seemed almost certain now that the torch will pass to the South-west, saying, “If it’s not Osinbajo, then somebody from there, probably (Bola Ahmed) Tinubu will likely emerge as the candidate of the APC.”
He added: “I don’t see any possibility that the party will think of giving its candidacy to the South-east, against the support it got from the South-west. Apart from the votes, don’t forget that APC also enjoyed material support from the South-west.”

The 2019 presidential campaign of the APC and the opposition PDP was dogged by controversy over which zone would produce the next president when Buhari’s second and final term expires in 2023.

Although the convener of Save Nigeria and Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, said immediately after Buhari’s re-election that he would make the bid to succeed him, the name of the APC National Leader, Tinubu has also come up strongly.

Yakassai also spoke on why he opposed Buhari’s re-election and named a minister he said he was sure would not be re-appointed. On the leadership of the 9th Senate, he said the APC was on the verge of repeating its past mistake.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

#NigeriaDecides: Tribunal to begin hearing on Atiku’s petition against President Buhari today

#NigeriaDecides: Tribunal to begin hearing on Atiku’s petition against President Buhari today

#NigeriaDecides: Tribunal to begin?hearing on Atiku?s petition against President Buhari today

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, will today commence hearing on the petition the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, filed to challenge the outcome of the February 23 presidential election.

The petitioners, are seeking to invalidate the declaration of President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as winner of the presidential contest.

A five-man panel of Justices of the Court of Appeal will conduct pre-hearing session on the petition Atiku and his party lodged before the tribunal on March 18.

Its however not clear if the panel will be headed by the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa or by Justice Abdul Aboki who earlier made preliminary orders that compelled the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to grant all the parties access to electoral materials that were used in the conduct of the election.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

[NEWS] 42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

[NEWS] 42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

No fewer than Forty-two political parties in Kano State under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in have rejected the results of the re-run governorship election of March 23.

They alledged that the process was characterised by gross irregularities. The state CUPP chairman, Mohammed Abdullahi-Rahi, made the position of the group known while addressing a news conference in Kano on Tuesday.

He alleged that the supplementary election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was marred by violence, over voting, intimidation and voter disenfranchasement.

According to him, thuggery and voter-intimidation were reported in almost all the polling units where the re-run election was conducted, with reports of loss of lives, open vote-buying and other electoral malpractices.
”It was clear that the level of violence recorded during the March 9 election that led to cancellation of results of some polling units is by far less than what was recorded during the March 23 election, yet the electoral body turned a blind eye on the happenings by accepting and announcing the results.
”We are at this juncture, debunking the illegitimate declaration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as governor-elect in the just concluded March 23 re-run elections in Kano due to gross irregularities and electoral fraud committed before, during and after the elections.”