Pastor And His Members Worshiping In A Waterlogged Church In Delta State (Photos)

A Delta stated based pastor Prophet-Mezziah Mrakpor II was pictured yesterday alongside his church members worshipping in their waterlogged church.He said…
‘Dancing and praising God inside the water yesterday during our Sunday live service

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Amaechi blackmailing Supreme Court because of his case — WIKE

PORT HARCOURT— RIVERS State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike has again accused his predecessor, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi of allegedly blackmailing the Supreme Court Justices because his appeal against the judgment of the Appeal Court on the Rivers State Judicial Commission of Inquiry was before the apex court.

Wike spoke yesterday at the 106 quarterly meeting of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers in Port Harcourt, noted that the state government has enough evidence to nail Amaechi over the allegations against him.

Wike and Amaechi
The governor alleged that the former governor had openly admitted in public to releasing funds for construction of the Justice Karibi Whyte Hospital, which he said was non existent, adding that he also admitted to the sale of some valuable assets of the state.

The governor, who dismissed allegations of forged documents against him said that the records of the transactions, bank details were there for all to see.

Meantime, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has insisted that the sale of the power assets in the state by Amaechi was in the interest of the state at the time it was done, adding that governments all over the world sell assets based on economic demands.

Spokesman of the party in the state, Mr Chris Finebone said it did not make sense to operate the power assets and upload electricity to the national grid at great cost with no refund from the Federal Government.

“We ask, has Wike has not heard of governments selling off assets before now? In the case of Rivers State, it didn’t make sense to build, operate, maintain power stations then upload electricity to the national grid at great cost to the Rivers taxpayer without refund from the FG at the time when legal issues prevented the taxpayer from enjoying same electricity hence the sale of the power stations and the funds paid into the treasury as all funds must be appropriated. Let Wike provide evidence that due process was not adhered to as stated here.”

Wike continuing, said: “All the documents that proved Amaechi’s acts are authentic. We never forged documents. The former governor himself admitted that he paid out $39 million to Clinotech, without a single block laid anywhere. Is that a document he claims was forged? Where is the Hospital?

“The bank statements of the pattern of withdrawals from that account are there for all to see. Can that be forged? The dates and amounts withdrawn are clearly written. There is no time that he loses a case without blackmailing the judiciary. He feels that the only way he can do it is to blackmail the Supreme Court. You cannot play politics with everything.”

The governor also warned owners of hotel not to allow their property to be used for election manipulation, saying that the government will not hesitate to withdraw the certificate of occupancy of such places.

He said: “Any hotel that is used to rig elections, that hotel’s certificate of occupancy will be withdrawn. I will not allowed that anymore.”

Meantime, the All Progressive congress, APC has insisted that the sale of the power assets in the state by Amaechi was in the interest of the state at the time it was done , adding that governments all over sell assets based on economic demands.

Spokesman of the party in the state, Mr Chris Finebone said it did not make sense to operate the power assets and upload electricity to the national grid at great cost with no refund from the federal government.

“. We ask: Is that Gov. Wike has not heard of governments selling off assets before now? . In the case of Rivers State, it didn’t make sense to build, operate, maintain power stations then upload electricity to the national grid at great cost to the the Rivers taxpayer without refund from the FG at the time when legal issues prevented the taxpayer from enjoying same electricity hence the sale of the power stations and the funds paid into the treasury as all funds must be appropriated.

APC Has Succeeded In Dividing Nigeria – Wike Cries Out

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has claimed that the All Progressives Congress-led government has succeeded in tearing Nigeria apart.
Wike observed that the country needed people who would promote peace through quality leadership.
He stated that Nigeria was at the moment paddling through the sea of many troubles.

The governor spoke at the official flag-off of the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Abuloma, Fimie, Ozuboko and Amadi-Ama community roads in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Wike said that Nigerians were deceived into voting for the APC, pointing out that in 2019, no Nigerian will be deceived by the empty promises of the party.

“Nigeria is divided because of the APC leadership style. Wherever you go today in this country, there is one problem or the other. Is that how Nigerians want it? Certainly not. We need people who will promote peace through quality leadership.

“The change they said they are bringing is fake change. No person resident in Rivers State and sees what we are suffering from the APC Federal Government will ever support APC,” he added.
The governor, who assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to deliver projects that would improve their living condition, maintained that the reconstruction/rehabilitation of Abuloma, Fimie, Ozuboko and Amadi-Ama community roads would be completed in six months

Questions over govs’ visits to Buhari in London

Political observers and social commentators say President Muhammadu Buhari’s persistent refusal to address Nigerians, but rather hosting some governors at breakfast and lunch meetings at the Abuja House in London, the United Kingdom, shows his contempt for the people who voted him into power, writes JESUSEGUN ALAGBE

I think leadership of any kind requires trust and transparency and voters should demand no less from their political leadership in government” were some of the most profound words uttered by a 2016 Republican presidential nominee in the United States, Carly Fiorina, 62.

Having said that, political analysts have pointed out that there is a difference between the electorate demanding trust and transparency from their leaders and the leadership responding to the citizens’ request for those virtues, particularly in countries like Nigeria, where the political class seems to treat the citizens with so much disdain.

Since President Muhammadu Buhari left the country on May 7, 2017 for his second longest medical treatment in London this year, he had repeatedly snubbed Nigerians’ request to address them via either an audio or video recording, to at least assure them that he is recuperating from his illness.

Even when a former British soldier and lawmaker, Mr. Eric Joyce, alleged on May 20, 2017 that he [Buhari] had died in a London hospital and had stated that the onus was on the President, not the people, to prove he was alive, Buhari didn’t budge an inch.

Joyce had written on his blog, “First, if you’re a president, then it’s up to you to show people you’re alive and well — it’s not up to your people to prove the opposite. Every politician in the world knows this. A statement from a PR [public relations] guy doesn’t cut it. Angry ripostes from supporters don’t cut it. Only your personal appearance cuts it.

“Second, if you’re a president and you’re not well, then a doctor needs to come out of the hospital and explain to your nation what’s up. This lets everyone, including your people and the markets, know if you’re alive at all, alive enough to recover or have just sprained an ankle.

“Unless these things apply, then there will be shenanigans. For example, a dead person will be kept hooked up to a machine and advisers, politicians, traders, all the people ‘in the know’ will be jockeying for position and none of the regular people of the country will know anything about it. Nigerians have done themselves proud on the democratic front in the last few years; this is no time to start accepting bullshit again.”

Although Buhari might want to prove he had only been trying to keep his head by not responding to the people’s entreaty, political analysts and social commentators said his laid-back attitude showed his “lack of regard” for the Nigerian people who voted him into power.

On July 13, 2017, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, after returning from a visit to Buhari in London, had also refused to go into specific details of what he discussed with the ailing President.

He, however, said he had “good conversation on wide ranging issues” with the President for over an hour.

He had assured Nigerians that Buhari, who has spent over two months in the British capital, was in high spirit when they met and would soon return to the country.

But when asked specifically if the President would return to the country before 90 days, Osinbajo had said it would be wrong to apply deadline.

Then when last Sunday the President hosted governors Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State; Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State; Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; and the All Progressives Congress Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, in London for a one-hour breakfast meeting, a Lagos-based political scientist, Dr. Dapo Bamidele, said “it showed the high level of contempt” Buhari had for Nigerians.

Bamidele stated that that was the second time the President would treat the citizens with disdain; the first being on June 25, 201

We’ll send Nnamdi Kanu back to prison – Anambra community

The Nri community in Anambra State, believed to be the ancestral home of the Igbo, has threatened to jail the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for allegedly invading the area and desecrating sacred places.

The community said it had concluded arrangements to drag the pro-Biafran agitator to court in that respect.

The traditional of Nri, Igwe Eze Obidiegwu Onyeso, said this on Thursday while chatting with newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

Speaking through his personal assistant, Chief Ifeanyi Onyeso, the monarch said Kanu and his IPOB’s ‘army of occupation’ invaded his community on July 18 with impunity, without recourse to obeisance to the palace.

The monarch said, “My people are highly angry about this misconduct of these intruders. Nri as an ancient kingdom and the cradle of Igbo people and her culture and tradition is highly revered among the Igbo.

He added, “On July18, 2017, a day before Kanu came to Nri, 12 youths came to the palace of Eze Nri requesting an appointment with the traditional ruler for Kanu.

“They were received and told to go and come back with a written letter so that they will get official reply from the palace since the delegation looked unusual, in that there was no titled person among them.

“At this point, they all left and what we saw the next day was Kanu invading Nri community with a huge crowd of his supporters; he went straight to the house of one subject to the traditional ruler of Nri.

“The feelers we later got, was that the subject claimed he had handed over the `Offo Nri’, (symbol of royalty) to Kanu, and even allowed Kanu to visit the historic “Ohianwehi forest” revered as “forest of life” by the Igbo tradition.

“This forest is believed to be the place the first burnt offering was offered by the Jewish Igbo ancestors when they migrated from Israel more than 2,000 years ago.

Onyeso noted that Nri people perceived Kanu’s conduct as a taboo because no visitor enters the community without first visiting the traditional ruler let alone going to a sacred place without the knowledge of the traditional ruler himself.

He regretted that Kanu and his supporters after visiting one Mbanefo returned to the palace entrance gate of HRM Eze Ugochukwu Onyeso, where they were banging at the gate trying to force the gate open.

“It was this unruly conduct that made the traditional ruler to telephone the security agents who responded promptly and dispersed Kanu and his supporters.

This act is an affront on the tradition and culture of Nri people and as such we resolved not to sweep the matter under the carpet.

“It is a taboo in Nri and equally against the Anambra State Traditional Rulers’ Council Law.

“The people of Nri and their traditional ruler are not against Nnamdi Kanu and his agitation, but what we cannot take is for Kanu to come and mess up the Nri culture and tradition under whatever motive.

“The community will drag him to court and make sure we jail him to serve as a deterrent to others,” Onyeso stated.

Tanker Crash: Kogi Govt To Demolish Illegal Structures

The Kogi State Government has resolved to demolish illegal structures on the roads as part of measures to reduce the level of casualties in case accidents occur in the future.

The State Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello made this known to journalists after an inspection of the accident scene involving a tanker and an 18-seater bus.

He also appealed to the Federal Government to mobilise the contractors handling the dualisation project of the roads to speed up their job.

“I will use this opportunity once again to appeal to the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of Works that mobilise the contractor handling the dualisation of this road, they should come and complete their job as quickly as possible.

“Kogi State should not be neglected – Kogi is the gateway between north and south. Kogi is the most northern part of the south and the most souther part of the north. It is a confluence state that is bordering almost 10 states including FCT and we a facing a whole lot of challenges. Something has to be done on these roads, we are receiving pittance and we are trying our best to make this road habitable.

“On this particular highway, we are going to remove all illegal structures in order that if incidents happen again, casualties can be minimized,” he added.

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At least 10 persons were said to have died in the accident which occured on Friday.

The incident was confirmed by an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Suleiman Mohammed, who was in charge of the rescue operations.

According to the FRSC, six persons were critically wounded and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja.

Obasanjo aware of Yar’Adua’s ill health before the 2007 elections –Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo was aware of the health challenges of his successor, the late Umaru Yar’Adua before the 2007 presidential poll.

Fayose headed the Peoples Democratic Party’s National Committee, which searched for the party’s presidential candidate in the 2007 election.

The governor, in an interview in the current edition of The Interview magazine, alleged that Obasanjo caused all the confusion in Nigeria today because he was determined to install a stooge.

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Fayose also stated that the late President told him that he was not healthy enough to become Nigeria’s president.

He said members of the PDP’s committee included a former Governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje; a former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; the Senate President and ex-Kwara State Governor, Bukola Saraki, and a former Delta State Governor, Chief James Ibori.

Fayose stated that the majority of members of the committee were disposed to having Makarfi as the presidential candidate.

He added, “As a loyal Obasanjo boy then, I went to Obasanjo and told him that this committee that was set up, everybody seemed to prefer Makarfi except me and one other person and we were in the minority.

“Five out of seven governors wanted Makarfi. Then Obasanjo pointedly told me that Makarfi was too smart and would not be easily controlled by him.”

Fayose stated that after Obasanjo’s alleged third term ambition failed, the ex-President directed him to go and “sound Yar’Adua out on the ticket.”

The Ekiti State governor quoted Obasanjo as saying, “Don’t tell him I asked you to come. You just psyche him up.”

He said he met Yar’Adua in the presence of Yakubu Tanimu, who later became the late President’s economic adviser.

“I acted as directed by Obasanjo, but the man told me expressly that he was not well enough to aspire to be Nigeria’s president; that the job would be too rigorous for him.

“After much persuasion, he then told me the only condition under which he might consider running was if all stakeholders would sign up and reach an agreement to pick him as the consensus candidate because he did not want any hassle,” he added.

He recalled that before then, Yar’Adua was usually absent from the Council of State’s meeting because of his health challenges.

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Fayose stated, “I went to tell Baba (Obasanjo) what Yar’Adua told me. On the issue of Yar’Adua’s ill health, I remember Obasanjo told me, ‘Don’t worry about his sickness; government money dey to manage his ill health.”’

He claimed that Obasanjo “used” him to wreck the presidential ambition of former Vice- President Atiku Abubakar.

He said there was a time some PDP chieftains held a meeting in the house of the then Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.

According to him, the meeting, which he also attended, was meant to make Atiku a presidential candidate.

Fayose said before he got to his house, Obasanjo called to challenge him for attending a meeting with Atiku.

He stated that in the morning of the following day, he went to Atiku’s house to tell him that Obasanjo was aware of their meeting.

“But no sooner did I enter Obasanjo’s office than he barked, ‘You went to Atiku’s house again this morning. If you go again, I will crush you. If you go again, I will remove you as governor’.

“Obasanjo told me that when you capture a general and you don’t kill him, he’ll come back and kill you; that since Atiku tried to stop him and failed, he must pay for it. And he (Atiku) is still paying for it,” the governor added.

The governor stated that before Obasanjo’s third-term bid became obvious, he had a soft spot for an ex-Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili.

Senator Makarfi Involved In An Auto Crash, Reports Unhurt

Earlier today, July 28, 2017, a vehicle conveying the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, CON, was involved in a multiple collision with other vehicles along Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

2. However, we are happy to report that fortunately, the Distinguished Senator and all other passengers in his Vehicle came out unhurt. This is to allay the fears of our Party members, teeming supporters and well wishers who heard of the Accident and have been making frantic calls; as well as those who may stumble on half-baked information.

The PDP thanks all for the concern. God bless our National Chairman! God bless the PDP!!


Prince Dayo Adeyeye
National Publicity Secretary, PDP

Nigerians react to deleting of NYSC decree from 1999 Constitution

Some Nigerians in Abuja have expressed mixed feelings on the deleting of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Decree from the 1999 Constitution.

The development came up in the recent Senate review and consideration of 33 Bills for passage.

The bills are contained in the report of the Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the review of the 1999 Constitution.

In their separate interviews, in Abuja, while some welcome the development, others expressed concern on its consequences in the lives of youths and national development.

Mrs Ene Ede, Gender Advisor, National Democratic Institute (NDI), said the development would allow the democratic process to become more participatory, inclusive, accessible and responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people.

Ede also said that it would prevent rigidity within the domain of parliamentarians who the citizens were not sure had their common interest at heart.

“My problem with Nigeria is that sometimes people can take advantage of lapses in processes.

“Altering the constitution to delete certain decrees can mean various things. My fear in this is that, it may be taken advantage of.

“Imagine if someone is not in support of gender equity and then he decides to suggest something that is against women, how do you now balance this.

“We are also suffering from religious and ethnic bias in this country, so the most important thing for me is inclusiveness.

“If the process is transparent, inclusive, accountable, gender sensitive, responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people and driven by the people then, it is good,” Ede said.

Mr Abdulrazak Salawu, the NYSC, FCT Coordinator, said deleting the decree guiding the NYSC from the 1999 constitution would expose the scheme to unnecessary dangers.

Salawu said it was because the NYSC decree was in the constitution that allowed it to be sustained through the years, making it grow and evolve in its activities, including addressing youth unemployment.

He urged the NASS not to toy with the NYSC decree.

Salawu said altering the constitution would give room for individuals and groups to ‘toy’ with the mandate and guiding principles of the scheme which had sustained it.

He said this would also be counterproductive to the growth, development and process of the country and youths which the scheme had tried to support.

“If the NYSC Decree is deleted from the constitution, it will cause a lot of problems because we are not easily objective in our decisions in this country.

“An individual can just choose to be subjective for his or her own interest. If we do this, we will be toying with the lives and the future of the Nigerian youths.

“NYSC is the only youth development programme set up by the Federal Government that has been sustained over the years.

“We should not toy with the future of the youth. NYSC is currently playing pivotal role in youth development, implementation of government policies, promotion of inter-tribal marriages for national integration and unity.

“Everyone is a stakeholder in this scheme because it involves all and do not forget that even developed countries and most African countries are coming to Nigeria indicating interest in the NYSC.

“Nigeria is a consultant in youth development for most African countries as they wish to duplicate NYSC in their various countries, so we need to be careful with how we handle this.

“Our doors have been open and continue to be open for us to engage in Public Private Partnership (PPP) with individuals, agencies and organisations interested in youth development.

“So, all stakeholders are already involved in the scheme.”

He urged NASS not to ignore the role and contribution of the NYSC to the growth and development of Nigeria which may be affected if the decree guiding and guarding it was altered.

9 Kinds Of People You Will Meet At A Nigerian Football Field

If you have been to a local Nigerian football field, you will know that there are different kinds of characters that you will come across. Here are the 10 types of people you will meet at a Nigerian football field.

The Emperors
These are the people who act like they're the sponsors of the football match and make it their duty to determine how the team will be shared and what the rules will be.

The Super Stars
These are the people that are known to be very good football players and they don't look as desperate when it's time for people to be picked because they know they'll probably be picked first.

The Left Overs
These ones are perpetually unlucky as no team picks them. It may be because everyone knows that they're bad footballers or they look like they're bad due to their physique. If there's going to be what Nigerians call SET, they'll decide to join a new set but may never even be chosen.

The Pretenders
These ones actually came to the field hoping to play football but in order not to be embarrassed, they'll act like they're not interested but hoping that a miracle will happen in their favour.

The Goal Keepers
Nobody likes been a goal keeper on a Nigerian football field as goal keeping is usually left for the left overs. These people make it a duty right from the start to tell everyone that cares to listen that they want to be goal keepers because they know they will not be chosen for any other position.

The Complainers
The complainers act like they've played for Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid at one point in their career and make it their duty to frustrate their fellow team mates who make the slightest mistake.

The Scared ones
This group start getting scared from the moment they get to the field, to the moment they're chosen by a team till the moment a ball is passed to them. They are also scared of the complainers who are out to make their lives a living hell.

The Rough Riders
They're not there to play football but to send someone to the hospital. if you notice them, better avoid them or you'll never play football in your life again.

The Fighters
These people fight for sports. They come to football fields when they have run out of fights in their neighborhoods. If you dare mark them wrong or the referee blows again them, the match is officially over because they will fight till everybody decides to go home.

Amaechi Vs Wike: Caption These Photos With Osinbajo

Osinbajo be like.... "The only way for peace to reign in Rivers is for Amaechi to return the money that he looted and publicly apologize to Wike, he should then proceed to the gym and do something about his GeePee Tank belly"

Wike: Smiles...

Amaechi: .......

Photos Of The Released Epe Students After 2 Months Of Abduction

The six kidnapped students of the Lagos Model School, Igbonla, Epe have been released after spending 64 days in captivity. They were rescued from Aboto creek, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo state , at about 3.30pm. Their release as gathered was effected by the Lagos and Ondo states government and the Nigeria Police.

The students, Pelumi Philips, Farouq Yusuf, Isiaq Rahmon, Adebayo George Judah Agbausi and Peter Jonah were abducted from their school and when the kidnappers established contact with the parents, a ransom of N400m was demanded but this was later reduced to N100m owing to the inability of the parents to meet up with the demand.

It was gathered that due to the personal intervention of Governor Akeredolu, the six students who were kidnapped some two months ago by persons suspected to be Niger Delta militants have been rescued alive and are now in Ondo state territory.

22-Year-Old Man Caught Molesting 10-Year-Old Girl In Umuahia, Disgraced By Mob

This is 22-year old Uchechukwu Oriaku, a native of Olokoro in Umuahia South LGA of Abia State. He's also a graduate of History from Abia State University, Uturu. He was caught this afternoon molesting a girl of 10 years + in his house.

According to the girl's father who is a furniture maker, Uchechukwu met him this morning at home and hinted him about a certain business he needed both of them to execute. They scheduled to meet at 2pm at his workshop for further discussions on the said business. This was because he was visiting a building site that morning. According to him he was still at the site when he received a phone call from one of the boys in community that Uchechukwu had been caught molesting his daughter.

The girl while narrating the incident said Uchechukwu came to their house when her father had left and took her to his house with the notion that he bought her a new pair of slippers. On getting to the house he started touching her privates. This he was doing when a group of youths got feelers about the sordid event and caught him in the act.

The culprit himself said he wanted to give the girls a pair of slippers. When he was asked if he specifically bought the slippers for the girl, he said it belonged to his 18 year old sister. Imagine a 10-year-old plus wearing a pair of slippers belonging to an 18 year old. Well, he blamed the devil for the act and maintained that he never had any intention of raping the girl since she was still a minor.

Parents, I call on you again, guide and guard your children jealously.

Lagos Acquires 32 Tonnes Per Hour Rice Mill From Switzerland

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday in Zurich, Switzerland led a team of the State Executive Committee members to sign an agreement with Bühler AG (“Bühler”), a leading rice-mill producer in the world, for the acquisition of a 32 tonnes per hour Rice Mill.

The Governor, who spoke shortly after the signing ceremony, said the development was in furtherance of his vision of enhancing food security and creating employment in the State.

It is estimated that the partnership would facilitate the creation of about 200,000 jobs across the agriculture value chain, while it would also bring about the cultivation of 32,000 hectares of farm land to produce rice paddy, equating to an estimated 130million Kg of processed rice per year (an equivalent of 2.6milion 50kg bags of rice).

Speaking further, Governor Ambode said the landmark event also provides the platform for the State to partner with other South West States in consonance with the region’s resolve towards achieving economic integration.

The Governor emphasized that the partnership with Buhler was in sync with his administration’s economic agenda of diversification of the nation’s economy and conservation of foreign currency reserve.

“The state of the art rice mill will be sited in Imota, Ikorodu and it requires 32,000 hectares of land for cultivation of rice paddy. This investment is expected to create thousands of jobs in rice value chain. In addition to the current arrangement with Kebbi State, Lagos would go into partnership with neighboring states, to ensure sustainable inputs for the mill and foster regional economic integration,” Governor Ambode said.

According to the agreement, the partnership with Buhler covers supplies and installation of the rice mill, including silos. It also covers maintenance and technical support as well as technical training of Nigerians in the ever growing sub-sector of the Nigerian economy.

The rice mill will be the single largest mill of its kind in Nigeria and is expected to be delivered within twelve months.

Aside Governor Ambode, other members of the State’s delegation included the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinyemi Ashade; Special Adviser to the Governor on Overseas Affairs & Investment, Professor Ademola Abass; Commissioner for Agriculture, Hon Suarau Oluwatoyin; and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya.

Buhari: I’ll return when doctors certify me fit

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed that he will return to Nigeria only when he is certified fit by his doctors in London.
This is as the president will today meet with seven governors selected from the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF). The declaration by the president is contrary to a statement credited to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha that Buhari will return to the country in two weeks’ time. Okorocha was among the four other governors who accompanied the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, on Sunday, to meet with President Buhari in London where he is presently recuperating. Buhari spoke about his return from London in a letter to the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and President of Guinea, Alpha Conde. The president said he was making good progress regarding his health and will return to Nigeria as soon as his doctors certify him fit. His words: “Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
The president, who wrote in response to a new assignment that has been given to him by the regional body to lead the campaign against corruption in Africa, also used the opportunity to thank the Guinean leader for organising a nationwide prayer session for his quick recovery. “I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organising nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure,” Buhari told Conde.
The president also accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption,” which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017. New Telegraph recalls that President Buhari, in a letter to the National Assembly before departing for London on May 7 for a follow- up medical, explained that his return from the medical trip will depend on the advice of his doctors. Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and wife of the president, Aisha, had also announced recently that the president will soon return to the country.
While Osinbajo confirmed that President Buhari was recuperating very fast and would soon return, Mrs. Buhari also said that God has answered the prayers of Nigerians as her husband was getting fine to return soon. Governors Okorocha, Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa) and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi had, on Sunday, met with the president. Meanwhile, the president will meet with seven governors in London today.

The governors are being led by the chairman of the NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, on what has been described as a goodwill visit. Briefing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, who was joined by the Special Adviser, Mr. Femi Adesina and Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Laolu Akande, said that the governors representing the six geo-political zones will depart Tuesday night for the London trip and meet Buhari at 3p.m. He said other governors on the goodwill visit include Governors Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Samuel Ortom (Benue) who is currently out of the country, Kashim Shettima (Borno) and Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom).
Garba said: “The visit is a goodwill visit and there is nothing more than that. I believe Nigerians in various positions have yarned to meet the president and, at some point, this obviously has not been permitted. “But given the change in circumstances, you can see that is coming from London and from the president. It is a goodwill visit,” he said. Garba explained that “as cultural people.

List Of Newly Elected LG & LCDA Chairmen And Vice Chairmen In Lagos

The new Local Government & Local Council Development Area Chairmen & Vice Chairmen in Lagos State . See photos below

Arrest Nnamdi Kanu Now – Yoruba Youth Groups Tell Osinbajo

The Yoruba Youth Congress (YYC) and the Coalition of Southwest Youths groups have called on the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to order the immediate arrest of the leader of the Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

The groups accused Kanu of taking Nigerians for granted, stressing that the IPOB leader is attempting to provoke the Nigerian youths.

Chairman of the Coalition of Southwest Youths groups who doubles as the National President of Yoruba Youths Congress, Prince Dapo Adepoju who addressed reporters in Akure, the state capital, said the groups are also aligning with the position of the Coalition of Northern Youth which asked the United Nations (UN) to see the IPOB as a terror group.

The Yoruba groups warned Kanu not to provoke violence in the country, noting that nobody has the monopoly of violence.

Adepoju disclosed that concerted efforts are being made at dousing rising temper of over 25million Yoruba Youths who are not happy with the war like attitude of Kanu and his men.

He said “We decided to keep mute all along as we felt Kanu and his men will allow for dialogue.

“But we are surprised that despite the fact that the Northern youths who earlier issue quit notice to the Igbo’s has make a U-turn on their decision, Kanu and his men are still moving around spreading hate speeches

“We are tired as we are losing patience, in as much as we understand that Kanu does not have the support of the majority of the Igbo’s, we felt its high time the security operatives do their job in getting him arrested

“Kanu does not have monopoly of violence as efforts are been made at dousing rising temper of over 25million Yoruba Youths who are not happy with the war like attitude of kanu and his men

“We therefore use this medium to call on the acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to oder the arrest of Kanu

“We equally support the letter addressed to the UN by the coalition of Nothern Youths to declare IPOB a terror group, “he said.

Adepoju also called on president Mohammadu Buhari’s administration to call for national Youths Confab, saying it will go a long way in itemizing the issues affecting the Nigerian youths.
Source: Daily Post

LAUTECH Gets New Governing Council..


The first recommendation of the Visitation Panel to LAUTECH was to set up a Governing Council that will be given the mandate to resuscitate, rejuvenate, and reposition to school, not just back to an enviable position, but to be the best university in Nigeria, in tandem with the intentions of its founding fathers.

That recommendation was practically taken in today. The Oyo and Osun state governments have selected a crop of seasoned, highly-qualified and eminent personalities, 7 of them, and inaugurated them as the new Governing Council Members of LAUTECH, and gave them a charge to perform their mandate (stated above), within the shortest time possible. The school's Vice Chancellor was present at the inauguration too.

They are:

Professor Oladapo Afolabi - Chairman

Professor Lai Olurode - Member

Mr Bade Adesina - Member

Professor (Mrs) Olaide Adedokun - Member

Mr. Tise Adenipekun - Member

Barrister Abiodun AbdulJelil Owonikoko SAN - Member

Mr. Isiaka Olagoke - Member

Restoration is near, Reopening is nearer!

BREAKING: Court can’t stop me from speaking, says Nnamdi Kanu

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, granted an interview to some journalists in Enugu.

Kanu was in Enugu to receive awards from a number of pan-Igbo groups, including the Igbo Women Assembly, the Eastern Consultative Assembly and the Igbo Students Union.

Justice Binta Nyako had barred Kanu from granting interviews, and being in gatherings of more than 10 persons, when she granted the IPOB leader bail.

Asked if he was not worried that he could be re-arrested for flouting the bail conditions by granting the interview, Kanu said the court cannot stop him from speaking.

He said he was only responding to questions asked him by journalists.

According to him, refusing to respond to the questions would be seen as a sign of arrogance on his part.

He said, “I am replying you. That is what I am doing. I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me.

“The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking.”

Kanu added that President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services were the ones that are guilty of flouting court orders.

“Buhari and the DSS have been in multiple breaches of court order after court order. I wish you can go to the DSS and ask Daura, what is his name? Lawal, whatever his name is, the DSS Director General, why DSS does not obey court orders.

“They are the ones flouting the court orders. It’s not me.

“What I am doing is entirely legal. You ask me a question and I respond to you because if I keep quiet you see me as a very arrogant fellow.”

More details later…

Police dismiss three over illegal arrest, extortion in Lagos

The Nigeria Police Force said on Monday said that it had dismissed three policemen attached to Area ‘N’ Command, Ijede-Ikorodu, under the Lagos State Command.

The affected officers are AP.No 136005 Insp. Okelue Nkemeonye, F/No. 355897 Sgt. Braimoh Sunday and F/No. 359928 Sgt. Yusuf Olukoga.

The Head, Public Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU), ACP Abayomi Shogunle, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said the dismissal followed an Orderly Room trial at the Zone Two Command Headquarters, Onikan-Yaba, Lagos.

Shogunle explained that the men were found guilty of two offences bordering on Corrupt Practices and Discreditable Conduct as contained in the First Schedule of Police Act and Regulations Cap. P19, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

He said that upon the receipt of the complaint on June 21, the unit dispatched its team to Ikorodu where the three policemen, including AP No. 98199 ASP Bayo Obadia, who led the team were apprehended.

Shogunle said that preliminary investigation revealed that all the allegations contained in the WhatsApp message actually happened.

According to him, the four armed police officers falsely paraded themselves as operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

He said that investigation also showed that the officers extorted a total sum of N200, 000 from the young men whom they tagged “Yahoo Yahoo Boys”.

The unit head said that the money was forced from them via ATM withdrawal (N90,000) and mobile bank money transfer (N110,000), to a third party account provided by the policemen.

“All the arrested officers, witnesses and recovered exhibits including the N200, 000 cash and printed bank statement of account were handed over to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 Lagos, for further detailed investigation and necessary disciplinary measures.

“The approval of the punishment of dismissal from service as recommended by the Adjudicating officer is part of the outcome of the disciplinary measures.”

He said that by the AIG Zone 2, Lagos, had issued an official query to Obadiah who led the team.

He said that the query and his reply and had been forwarded to the office of the Force Secretary, Force Headquarters, Abuja, from where it would be sent to the Police Service Commission as required by Police Regulations.

Shogunle further said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, said all allegations of professional misconduct reported against any police officer would be treated in line with the relevant laws.

He enjoined members of the public to report cases of police misconduct to the PCRRU for resolution, adding that the Idris-led administration was bent on ensuring a corruption-free Police in Nigeria.

On June 20, the police also dismissed two traffic wardens attached to the Wuse Police Division for extorting money from a motorist in Abuja.

Some PDP governors would be part of the six governors that would pay President Buhari a visit at the Abuja house in London later today.

According to reports, Governors Emmanuel Udom, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, would be part of six- governors that would be visiting President Buhari today.

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state is also on the delegation. The visit according to presidential sources is being facilitated by the National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno. The governors would depart for London from the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja later today a
nd would return to Nigeria on Wednesday, July 26th.

This visit comes after someAPC governors and party chieftains met with President Buhari on Sunday July 23rd.

Militants Destroy Trans-niger Pipeline, Nigeria Loses 150,000bpd

Suspected militants on Monday vandalised the Trans-Niger pipeline in Ogoniland in the Niger Delta region, reducing the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s crude oil production by 150,000 barrels per day.

According to the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the country has not been able to sustain the recent gains recorded in crude oil production as a result of the rupturing of pipelines in the region.

When asked if the corporation had been able to sustain the 2.2 million bpd crude production that it announced last week, Baru told journalists in Abuja, “Unfortunately, we have not been able to sustain it because we have challenges.

“As I am talking to you, this morning (Monday), the Trans-Niger pipeline has been breached in Ogoniland, and that is 150,000 barrels of oil that have been knocked off. That has been fairly an issue with that area. We hope we can continue our dialogue and this will return to what it should be.”

The NNPC boss told stakeholders in Abuja last week that the country’s crude production was 2.2 million barrels per day.

Baru, who spoke through the corporation’s Chief Operating Officer, Gas and Power, Mr. Saidu Mohammed, had announced that the country’s crude production was building up.

“We are doing about 2.2 million bpd today, but of course, the intention is to build on that, sustain production and grow it up to three million barrels per day in the next few years,” the GMD had said.

Commenting on the ongoing African Petroleum Producers Organisation extraordinary session in Abuja, Baru stated that Nigeria gave birth to the body.

He said, “In the first instance, Nigeria is the one that gave birth to the African Petroleum Producers Association, which as part of reorganisation, is changing its name to African Petroleum Producers Organisation, and that is giving some form of permanency in the organisation.

“Nigeria continues to be dominant in it. There is a great drive in Nigeria to reposition the whole industry. We are looking beyond the immediate and transforming ourselves. We have had it earlier where we are producing, refining and satisfying ourselves.

“However, there are certain issues surrounding the development of globalisation, whereby government is going out of doing commercial business and that will be the next phase in bringing back the glory. There is a huge market in Africa and we are going to take advantage of that.”

Heavy Rainfall Scatters Sango-Ota, Cars Swimming And Shops Destroyed (Photos)

The Heavy Rainfall in lagos is turning to something else as frequent occurrence of flooding continues to destroy people's properties.

For all who are very familiar with 
 OSango bridge along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, The Heavy downpour yesterday did something I just can't write but show you pictures.

See how it looked like after the downpour yesterday...

See photos below

Kwankwaso Lands In Asaba To Douse Tension (photos)

In an attempt to curb the emerging security challenges caused by activities of bandits and cattle rustlers disguising as Fulani herdsmen, the immediate governor of Kano state, senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso visited Asaba, Delta state this evening.

His visit like other visits to overwrought communities aims at thorough resolution of challenges confronting those communities.

Cases of marauding armed men invading communities & killing people were reported in Delta state with Fulani herdsmen being the suspects of the heinous acts.

Just recently, hundreds of women blocked a busy highway in the state to protest the incessant attacks that is killing & displacing their people.

The state governor Ifeanyi Okowa recently plead with Delta citizens to shun violence and desist from taking the law into their hands and have faith in the government as it fight the scourge.

As Kwankwaso visits, let's hope for best handling of the menace through appropriate measures that addressess the issues in order to protect lives and properties.

Poverty to Riches: Myth or Reality?

You CAN begin with exhaust pockets and heaps of bills and fabricate an enduring pay, even riches, through the web. It's a long, hard street however, so it's best to plan and bring a decent guide.

Initial, a correlation with building a disconnected, blocks and-mortar business, only for point of view. In case you're youthful, you may instruct yourself in your field, go to work for another person, and manufacture your experience, notoriety and value. At that point you could take out a business start-up credit, lease a retail facade, purchase all the vital hardware, apparatuses, furniture and stock, purchase publicizing - and hold up years to work out of obligation and make a benefit.

In the event that you aren't youthful, have a family and every one of the costs and obligations that run with that,and are not profiting working for another person to excel, you don't have similar alternatives. Night school, years of low maintenance instruction and preparing, with your banks harassing you each progression of the way...sound well-known?

So you turn on your PC and wonder...wish...that one of those guarantees of fast wealth could be valid for you. I wouldn't go there in the event that I were you.

Here are some initial steps to beginning as a web business person:

1. Legit self-appraisal: There are sure qualities important to acting naturally utilized. On the off chance that you can sincerely say that you are self-taught, self-inspired, decided, self-assured, persistent, continuing on and perhaps somewhat adamant, you have what it takes.

2. Research: You have to invest some energy exploring the organization, the items, and the general population effectively working the business. Is the organization strong and tried and true, are the organization administrators available and responsive, are the results of high allure and quality, and possibly in particular, is there experienced, fruitful, and inviting group bolster?

3. Support: Surround yourself with team promoters, guides, information, and motivation, both on-and disconnected. Your family, the organization, and other people who have succeeded where you are treading surprisingly, should all be accessible to you. You ought to never feel that you're in solitude.

4. Foundation: Decide what you require: computer,printer, fax, telephone; whatever your picked business requires. Make an office space that suits your way of life and work needs. A side of the parlor can work well in the event that you can work while the children are at school or if their commotion doesn't trouble you, yet evening work may require a different room. Try not to put your office in the room in the event that you work nights and your life partner goes to bed early. You require your family's help, not their ill will!

5. Authenticity: It's enticing to attempt a business that makes guarantees it can't keep. Many reveal to you that one individual or a couple of make a large number of dollars a week thus can you. None of them will bring up that possibly you will be one of thousands who stopped before they make a penny. "Place cash in your pocket today!" Yes, yet will any go in tomorrow?

Acknowledge the way that any business deserving at least moderate respect can require significant investment. Possibly you can start profiting in a few months, or perhaps a year. You must have the capacity to keep up life as you most likely are aware it for however long it takes. Comprehend that it won't be a relentless move to the best from where you are today; the way will go all over.

6. Offering another person's item or your own: Obviously, the enormous cash is in offering your own item. Offering for another organization is an incredible approach to get your feet wet in web trade, notwithstanding. At first you may feel like you're fumbling in a unimaginable ocean of data, yet sooner or later will come the information that you're "making them work." for a decent organization will abandon you realizing that you have what it takes to do it all alone, on the off chance that you pick.

7. Marketable strategy: This keeps you centered, causes you create objectives, procedures and work designs; and helps in assessing your outcomes. It can incorporate emergency courses of action, and is never composed in stone. As you learn and your business builds up, the arrangement will develop as well.

Since you have the street map...take that initial step! Your future starts today!

Barter Your Way to Profits

Have you at any point confronted any of the accompanying circumstances?

One: You require a legal counselor however you don`t have the money for

the retainer. Two: You have a stockroom brimming with

stock that just isn`t moving. Three: Sales are

down and you require more clients.

Each of the above issues may be lightened by


1. What Is Bartering?

Trading is just trading merchandise or administrations

without cash.

For instance, you give your bookkeeper and his family

a supper in your eatery in return for the

readiness of your pay government form. This is a

deal exchange in light of the fact that no money changes hands

between the two gatherings.

2. Dealing Improves Liquidity and Profits

A deficiency of money is not an uncommon circumstance for

either organizations or people. Maybe you would

like to publicize in a specific distribution however just

don`t have the cash. Have you considered trading

something of significant worth that you have (an administration or item)

for the promoting you require?

Such a bargain is commonly worthwhile. Not one or the other

party needs to part with money to acquire the coveted products

or, then again benefits.

Does trading moderate money, as well as it can

really create deals and benefits. Stock turns

over more rapidly. Specialist co-ops offer a greater amount of

their time than they would had they demanded money.

3. Bargaining Creates New Customers

Notice, likewise, that the two gatherings simply made a deal to

somebody they wouldn`t regularly have. You both just

gotten another client.

In the event that upbeat, your new client can allude you to numerous

more clients, including ones who pay money. Maybe

your unique trade client may likewise begin paying

trade out future exchanges with you.

4. Deal Exchanges

Notwithstanding exchanging with people and organizations, you should seriously think about joining a trade


A deal trade is a business that encourages the

trade of merchandise and enterprises between its individuals.

There are participation charges for joining. Additionally, the

deal trade charges a commission on exchanges

made through it.

5. Duty Aspects of Bartering

Deal exchanges made by your business must be

revealed for money charge purposes. Likewise deals charges

may apply on such exchanges.

For expanded liquidity and new clients, consider

bargaining your approach to benefits.

Nigerian Lady, Opeyemi, Bags First Class Degree In Law From UK University

A Nigerian first class graduate of Law, Opeyemi is trending on Twitter after achieving a great feat at the University of Lancaster, U.K. The young lady who also dedicated her degree to her mom, whom she lost in her final year at the University shared photos of her and wrote;

Mum took ill, ran into financial difficulties, then I lost my mum. All in my final year..but I pulled through. This one for you my angel
See photos below

Peter Okoye Replies APC Over Call For His Arrest Based On Abroad Video Ban

Peter Okoye (P'square) has reacted the recent calls for his arrest made by the APC Youth Renaissance group.

The group, in a statement signed by its national secretary, Collins Edwin, described Peter Okoye as a "son of darkness" for ‘insulting on the Federal government of Nigeria' over abroad video shooting ban.

However, Mr Peter who seems unmoved by the statement, urged the youths to order some food alongside the arrest

He tweeted: "Abeg make him Oder Egusi,pounded yam and goat meat join for the arrest. I knw those youth will start from 70 and above. Onye ala. #Ndiala"

WASCE Records Best Result In 10 Years

In what is clearly its best result in the last 10 years, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday in Lagos announced a 59.22 percent pass rate in the 2017 May/June West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE).

This result is a huge leap from the poorest result of 2008 record of 13.76 pass rate in the number of candidates with pass in five subjects including English Language and Mathematics and three other subjects.

In view of this, the 2017 result may signal a complete departure from the era of mass failure that characterises the performance of Nigerian candidates in the regional examination.

Olu Adenipekun, Head of the National Office (HNO), addressing newsmen at the WAEC office in Yaba Lagos said a total of 923,486 candidates representing 59.22 percent obtained minimum of credits in five subjects and above, including English Language and Mathematics.

According to him, there is a slight improvement in the performance of candidates that sat for the examination as percentage of candidates in this category in WASSCE for 2015 and 2016 were 38.68 percent and 52.97 percent, respectively.

A look at the result in the last 10 years showed that candidates that sat for the examination between 2007 and 2011 had a pass rate of 25.54, 13.76, 25.99, 24.98, and 30.70 percent, respectively.

In what appeared to be the period of marked improvement by candidates from Nigeria, the periods from 2012 recorded slight improved and took a leap in 2016.

The results of the examination from 2012 to 2015 showed that the number of candidates that wrote the terminal examination as a prerequisite for admission into tertiary education and scored five credits in five subjects including English Language, Mathematics and three other subjects had pass rates of 38.81, 31.28 and 38.68 percentages, respectively.

However, it recorded a clear break from the past as the 2016 diet recorded a complete leap with 878,040 of the 1,552,758 students who sat for the May/June exams. Candidates representing 52.97 percent obtained credits in five subjects and above, including English language and Mathematics.

Speaking further on the 2017 result he said a total of 1,567,016 candidates registered for the examination out of which 1,550,162 candidates sat for the examination, adding that out of the total number of candidates that sat for the examination 1,471,151 which represent 94.36 percent have their results fully processed and released.

Olanipekun added that 95,734 candidates representing 5.64 percent had a few of their subjects still being processed due to errors traceable to the candidates in the course of registration or writing the examination.

However, he said the results of 214,952 candidates representing 13.79 percent are still being withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractices.

He added that the cases are being investigated and reports of the investigations will be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course for consideration, stressing that the committee’s decision will be communicated to the affected candidates through their schools.

He also said with the upgrade of the council’s ICT facilities, particularly, the recently commissioned HP Converged System, a private cloud, the capacity of the Council’s ICT has now been enhanced.

“With the progressive review of our processes and procedures backed with the determination of the entire workforce of the council in Nigeria to serve the Nigerian child better and faster, the early release of the results of the WASSCE for school certificate 2017 has been made possible.

Speaking further on the breakdown of the results, Olanipekun said 1,357,193 candidates representing 87.05 percent obtained credits and above in four subjects, while 1,243,772 candidates representing 79.77 percent obtained credits and above in five subjects and 1,084,214 candidates representing 69.54 percent obtained credits and above in six subjects.