Sunday, July 5, 2020

Hand over to me, you are incapacitated - Ondo Deputy Governor tells Akeredolu


Agbola Ajayi, the deputy governor of Ondo state who recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Governor Rotimi Akeredolu to hand over to him. 

In a statement released after Ondo commissioner for information, Donald Ojogho said the governor will never allow his Deputy take control of the state, Ajayi stated that he ought to be the acting governor since Akeredolu is partially incapacitated after testing positive for Coronavirus. 

The Deputy Governor insisted that the Governor's refusal to allow him take control of the state, violates the country's constitution. 

The statement released by his spokesman, Allen Sowore reads; 

“Section 190 (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) is apposite in the prevailing constitutional abberration in Ondo State. 
“However, it should be noted, that Mr Governor is at liberty to handover or not within 21 days after which the constitution becomes operational.
“Ostensibly, the refusal and failure of Mr Governor to handover the running of government to his deputy while he is temporarily incapacitated in self- isolation underscore his absolute disregard for our nation’s supreme document, 1999 Constitution (as amended) as well as the tenets of rule of law.
“The Governor’s position is a spite on the Ondo State people and a direct assault on the provisions of the constitution which he swore to uphold.
“Governor Akeredolu’s deliberate mounting of obstacles to smooth running of government machinery while he’s in self isolation as a result of the fact that he has been tested positive for the COVID-19 privileges the hypocratical nature of Ondo State government’s war against the ravaging pandemic.”
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Remember Rick Ross The Over Weight American Rapper? - See How He Has Transformed (See Photos)

American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record executive William Leonard Roberts II, professionally known by his stage name Rick Ross has gotten people talking how he transformed from an obessed man to a middle weight man.

Throughout his career the rapper has often been pictured performing on stage with his stomach hanging out. It might not be as toned as Drake or Chris Brown's, but Rozay was proud!


But recently the big rapper has really transformed from the big Rozay most people knew him to be to an average weight guy. Even though there is still some level of fat in him but he has drastically loss weight that can please the eyes of many of his fans.

Some people accused him of doing gastric bypass surgery, a claim the Maybach Music Boss denied.

See how he was before:


Despite the claims from unnamed sources that Rick Ross’s weight loss is a result of gastric bypass surgery, Ross tells the real story:

At the urging of his doctor, Ross changed his diet and exercise and saved his life, losing 75 lbs. “I’m happy,” Ross told Men’s Health in its September issue, on newsstands now. “I’m still losing weight, and now I’m starting to build hard muscle in places.”

The key to Ross’ weight loss was taking things slow, rather than trying quick fixes that wouldn’t stick. “If I quit all the things I loved cold turkey, I knew it would only be so long before I went back to my old ways,” he said.

See his recent looks:👇



Rick Ross transformation should be an inspiration to obessed people who are willing to lose weight.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Memo To The Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee - Aminu Iyawa



Let me first of all congratulate the Chairman and dustinguished members of the Caretaker Committee for your selection to undertake the honourous task of putting our drifting Party, the APC, back on course.

The action of NEC, led by our amiable Party leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, in dissolving the NWC was not only appropriate, but timely, considering how far off-course APC had drifted as a result of intra-party squabbles - the bulk of which were purely out of self-serving interest.

The choice of His Excellency, Governor Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe State, who was the immediate past National Secretary of the APC, to chair the Caretaker Committee has given all Party stalwarts the confidence, that indeed, there is going to be light at the end of the tunnel, because of his high standing, knowledge of the inner workings of the Party and all the problems that led to where we are today.

Mr. Chairman, sir, the task before you and your committee is a herculean one that should be approached with all the zeal and political mastery that you have been endowed with. Already, you started on the right footing by paying visits to the key leaders of the Party, President Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

While these two visits, and indeed, the subsequent others the Committee might undertake to high profile members of the APC may seem suffice, the most important input and contribution on the way forward will definately come from the ordinary members of the Party. That is why it is important to hold town hall meetings at zonal levels to afford all interested party members the opportunity to take part and be heard.

Your Excellency, I want to remind the Committee that a lot of mistakes were made in the past by the leadership of the Party at various levels that led to disenchantment, that in turn led to loss of interest and voter apathy, and, in some cases, outright anti-party activities that has nearly brought the Party to its knees.

In this regard, I want to draw the attention of Mr. Chairman that in 2015, through the goodwill of Nigerians, APC won majority states, 21, while PDP won only15. By 2019 however, APC fortunes degenerated and managed to win in only 19 states, while the PDP captured 17, plus the FCT.

It is clear from the above data that if the trend is not halted, the PDP will cruise to a comfortable victory in 2023. This is bearing in mind that there is an appreciable number of Nigerians that do not normally bother to vote, but queued in the hot sun and rain in both 2015 and 2019, to vote for APC because of President Muhammadu Buhari. This Buharists group may not be there in 2023 to give APC the advantage.

How did the APC mismanaged its 2015 fortunes and ended up neck-and-neck with the major opposition PDP in just four years? The answer can be found in an open letter I had written to the immediate past Chairman of the APC, Cmrd. Adams Oshiomole immediately after the 2019 general elections.

In the letter, I lamented how APC handed over some key APC states to the PDP, due to the selfishness of Party leaders in those states. I told the former Chairman in some of the quotes below:

"Your Excellency, while those who win elections are still celebrating and looking forward to being sworn in to their various offices, allow me to mourn with you and our national leaders, the loss of Adamawa (my State), Bauchi, Sokoto, Benue and Oyo - all of them very important states in the arithmetic of the country's politics.

"It is quite clear that these states were lost because of the unfortunate overconfidence the national leadership had on the  Governors, thinking that they would deliver, when in reality, their underperformance was glaring, including failure by some, to pay salaries despite the Paris Club refund intervention released to states by the federal government.

"Intera-Party squabbles was however the biggest problem that pulled APC down in the 2019 election exercise. The Governors used their power of incumbency, money and influence to hijack the primaries election in their favour. This, did not go down well with the other candidates, and that is,  in addition to other problems.

"More than anything else however, the lack of internal democracy started from the time of the election of officers for states and local Party chapters. Again, the Governors bulldozed their way and hoisted their cronies in to all the most important and powerful positions. This led to massive exudus of substantial number of influencial senior stakeholders to other Parties, while those who stayed indulged in sabotage.

"Mr. Chairman, sir, it is pertinent that the journey for 2023 starts today. And there can never be any other panacea to these myriad problems than enforcing internal democracy through strict Party discipline, including overriding Governors' interest for the common good of all members and the overall interest of APC.

"Another way of strengthening the Party at states level is to encourage Mr. President to appoint, especially in states where the APC is weak, Ministers with strong political background. Those that will always have their doors open to the people - mobilisers, if you will."

Your Excellency, Mr. Chairman, the above enumerated points should be taken with all seriousness. If justice and fairness is not observed in running party affairs or discharged by elected leaders, the Party will die a natural death.

The Caretaker Committee now has a tremendous opportunity to lay a solid foundation for the rejuvenation of our great Party, the APC, by coming up with some realistic recommendations that are fair and just, especially the doing away with the clause in the Party's constitution that deals with consensus candidates. Incumbent leaders always muscle on this and have their way.

No Party member should be denied the right to contest for any post at primaries level. Most problems arise from there and, if that can be taken care of, 75% of the Party's problem would have been solved.

Mr. Chairman, sir, we are confident that the Committee will do a marvellous job in paving way for the APC to make a great come back and win big in 2023.
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PMB: The Incomparable President! - Ibrahim M. Baba


By Ibrahim M. Baba

I was just passing in Unguwan Jaki, a very busy and one of the business trending streets in Bauchi Metropolis when I heard some youths shouting and arguing heavily on politics in Nigeria. They were about ten, mostly within the age bracket of 30 - 35, sitting in front of one big Printing Press and engaged in a very hot argument about the present administration.

I don't normally involve myself in unnecessary arguments about political issues in Nigeria, but when I heard one of the youth shouting that someone should tell him ONLY THREE achievements recorded by President Muhammadu Buhari in his five years in office, I felt something like a blow in my head. I quickly stopped and turned around to join the discussion.

I moved closer and greeted them, find a place aside and sat down. The young guy was still standing, looking so frustrated and angered. He kept repeating the same request for three achievements but nobody could respond to him. I quickly chipped in and said "I can mention a hundred and plus achievements for you Sir" .

He turned his head around and with a glaring look said to me "go ahead I am all ears". I said, I have a plead to make please before we start. "What is it? Say it I am listening. He said in a more angry manner.

"I want you to calm down first so that we can understand each other, and also want you to get a pen and paper in order to jot the points I am about to mention" I said, without looking at him. He bursed into big laugher and asked someone to bring pen and jotter for him.

I asked him to mention any sector that he feels President Buhari has not done anything, so that we can start. He then started to shout loud, "what did he do in all the sectors? This man has failed Nigerians in all ramifications. He promised to pay all pension arrears of Federal Civil Servants during his campaign, he promised to make electricity stable, he promised this and promised that....

As soon as he reached a full stop, I began to respond to him as follows; while he writes the points and other people listen with keen interest.

PENSIONS:
In January 2019, President Buhari launched Nigeria’s Micro Pension Scheme – which allows self-employed persons and persons working in organisations with less than 3 employees to save for the provision of pension at retirement or incapacitation.
The Buhari Administration is prioritizing the payment of pension arrears owed staff of current and privatized/defunct Federal agencies:

A total of 54 Billion Naira was released to settle outstanding 33% pension arrears (the 33% pension arrears date back to 2010 when the minimum wage was increased to N18,000).

Delta Steel Company (liquidated in 2005): 3,542 pensioners have now been placed on the payroll, ending a 13-year wait for their entitlements.

NITEL:
Another 9,216 pensioners were payrolled, after more than a decade of neglect by the previous administration.

Retired Biafran Police Officers (dismissed by the Federal Government in 1971, after the Civil War ended, and pardoned by President Obasanjo in 2000): President Buhari approved the payment of the pensions, unpaid since their pardon in 2000. N571.56 million was paid to a total of 174 beneficiaries in October 2017

Nigeria Airways:
President Buhari approved the release of N24 billion in September 2018, for the settlement of 50% of workers disengaged when the airline was liquidated in 2003/4.

Recoveries:
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has recovered cash and non-cash assets totaling N16 billion previously trapped in various insurance companies and underwriters managing the pension funds of Federal Parastatals and Universities.

AGRICULTURE:
The Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, launched by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 17, 2015, has made available more than 200 billion Naira in funding to more than 1.5 million smallholder farmers of 16 different commodities (Rice, Wheat, Maize, Cotton, Cassava, Poultry, Soy Beans, Groundnut, Fish), cultivating over 1.4 million hectares of farmland.

The ABP has substantially raised local production of rice, doubling the production of paddy as well as milled rice between 2015 and 2019.

Between 2016 and 2019, more than 10 new rice mills came on-stream in Nigeria. Many of the existing Mills have expanded their capacity; several new ones are under construction.

More than a billion dollars of private sector investments in the production of Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Poultry, Animal Feed, Fertilizers, etc, since 2015.

Federal Executive Council approval (2020) for a National Agriculture Mechanization Programme, “the Green Imperative”, in partnership with the Government of Brazil and multilateral financing institutions.

The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative:
Launched in January 2017, as a Government-to-Government agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco
More than a million metric tonnes of fertilizer produced since 2017. This translated to distribution of more than 18 million 50kg bags of NPK fertilizer in the first three years of the PFI)

22 blending plants resuscitated (combined installed capacity of more than 2.5m MT)
Price reduction from 9,000-11,000 per bag, to 5,500
FX savings of $150m annually through the substitution of imported components with locally manufactured ones
Subsidy savings of 50 billion Naira annually.

A total of 100,000 youths were trained across the 36 states and FCT under the Fadama Graduate Unemployed Youths and Women Support (GUYS) and have received free grants from N300,000 to One Million in order to establish different Agribusinesses.

Presently, N50 Billion loan has being distributed across households to support their living and all SMEs affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic. 

AGMEIS Loan scheme is currently on going with a bid to target more than 500,000 Small and Micro Enterprises across the country in order to enhance their production capacity.

President Muhammadu Buhari's Policies on trade and investment attracted;
- WACOT (Largest Rice Mill In Africa) KEBBI STATE
- OLAM (largest Feed Mill In Africa), KADUNA STATE
- SUNTI (Largest Sugar Company In Africa), NIGER STATE

INFRASTRUCTURE:
The Buhari Administration has demonstrated a single-minded commitment to upgrading and developing Nigeria’s Transport, Power and Health Infrastructure.
Three major rail projects inherited from previous administrations have been completed and commissioned: Abuja Metro Rail and the Abuja-Kaduna Rail, and the 327km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Rail, started in 1987, have been completed in 2020.

A fourth Rail Project, the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project, kicked off in 2017, and is due to be completed in 2020. The tracklaying for the main component of the project was completed in March 2020.

In May 2018, the Federal Government launched the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF), under the management of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority.

The PIDF kicked off with seed funding of US$650 million, and has already disbursed funds for three critical road projects: Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Expressway.

Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in March 2018 invested US$11m to establish a world-class Cancer Treatment Center at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), which commenced operations in 2019.

Work is ongoing on two US$5m Diagnostic Centers in the Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia.

Abuja’s Light Rail system has been completed; it connects the city center with the Airport, and the Abuja-Kaduna Railway Line.

New Abuja and Port Harcourt International Airport Terminals completed, in Q4 2018.

New Lagos and Kano International Airport Terminals scheduled for completion in 2020. All were inherited from the previous administration at various stages of completion, and in some cases required project redesign and revision.

The Buhari Administration successfully completed the reconstruction of the Abuja Airport runway within the scheduled six-week period (March – April 2017), and will complete the reconstruction of the Enugu International Airport Runway in 2020.

The following Water Supply Projects and Dam/Irrigation Projects have been completed by the Buhari Administration:
- Central Ogbia Regional Water Project, in Bayelsa
- Sabke/Dutsi/Mashi Water Supply Project, in Katsina
- Northern Ishan Regional Water Supply Project, serving Ugboha and Uromi communities of Edo State.
- Kashimbila Dam, Taraba State
- Ogwashi-Uku Dam, Delta State (Actual Dam completed and reservoir “impounded” in 2016; also spillway discharge channel completed).
- Shagari Dam Irrigation Project, Sokoto State
- Mangu Dam and Regional Water Supply Scheme in Plateau State
- Completion of Phase 1 of Galma Dam, Kaduna
- Rehabilitation of Ojirami Dam Water Supply Project, Edo State

The 25 Road Projects being funded by the Sukuk Bonds:
- Construction of Oju/Loko–Oweto bridge over​ ​River Benue to link Loko (Nasarawa state) and Oweto (Benue state) along route F2384
- Dualisation of Abuja–Abaji–Lokoja Road section I (International Airport link road junction​–Sheda Village)
- Dualisation of Suleja–Minna Road in Niger State Phase II (km 40+000-km101+000)
- Dualisation of Abuja–Abaji–Lokoja Road: Section IV Koton Karfe–Lokoja in Kogi State
- Dualisation of Lokoja-Benin Road: Obajana–Okene in Kogi State
- Dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road linking Kano–Jigawa–Bauchi–Yobe
- Dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road linking Kano–Jigawa–Bauchi–Yobe–Borno States. Section III (Azare–Potiskum) in Bauchi
- Dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road linking Kano–Jigawa–Bauchi–Yobe–Borno States. Section IV (Potiskum–Damaturu road) in Yobe
- Dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road linking Kano–Jigawa–Bauchi–Yobe–Borno States. Section V (Damaturu–Maiduguri)
- Dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road linking Kano–Jigawa–Bauchi–Yobe–Borno States. Section I (Kano–Wudil–Shuari) in Kano
- Dualisation of Kano–Katsina Road Phase I, Kano Town at Dawanau roundabout to Katsina border in Kano
- Construction of Kano Western Bypass as an extension of dualisation of Kano–Maiduguri Road Section I
- Construction of Kaduna Eastern Bypass
- Rehabilitation of outstanding section of Onitsha–Enugu Expressway: Amansea–Enugu border
- Rehabilitation of Enugu–Port Harcourt dual-carriage Section I: Lokpanta–Umuahia in Abia
- Rehabilitation of Enugu–Port Harcourt dual-carriage Section II Umuahia tower–Aba Township Rail
- Rehabilitation of Enugu–Port Harcourt Road Section III: Enugu–Lokpanta
- Rehabilitation of Enugu–Port Harcourt Road Section IV: Aba–Port Harcourt in Rivers
- Dualisation of Yenegwe Road Junction–Kolo–Otuoke–Bayelsa Palm in Bayelsa
- Dualisation of Lokoja–Benin Road: Obajana Junction–Benin Section II Phase I: Okene–Auchi, Kogi/Edo states
- Dualisation of Lokoja–Benin Road: Obajana Junction–Benin Section III Phase I: Auchi–Ehor in Edo
- Dualisation of Lokoja-Benin Road: Obajana junction–Benin Section IV Phase I: Ehor–Benin City, Edo state
- Reconstruction and asphalt overlay of Benin–Ofosu–Ore–Ajebandele–Shagamu dual-carriage Phase IV
- Reconstruction of outstanding section of sections of Benin–Ofusu–Ore–Ajebandele–Shagamu dual-carriage Phase III
- Dualisation of Ibadan–Ilorin Road. Section II: Oyo–Ogbomosho Road in Oyo.

BRIDGES:
- Second Niger Bridge
- Loko-Oweto Bridge (Nasarawa-Benue and south east.

PORTS:
- Baro Inland water Port
- Kaduna Dry Port
- Eastern Port (Delta)
- Bony Bridge and Road, Rivers State
-15 Fertilizer Plants Revived
- Northeast Development Commission

FEDERAL HIGHWAYS ROADS:
- Lagos- Sagamu- Ibadan Expressways
- Kano-Maiduguri Expressway
- Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway
- Apapa-Oshodi-Oworonshoki Road
- New Abuja Airport Runway and
Terminal
- Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway
- Abuja - Kerffi - Lafia - Makurdi Expressway
- Enugu - Onitsha Road

POWER SECTOR:
The Federal Government’s Energizing Economies Programme is a public-private partnership led by the Rural Electrification Agency (REA), to deliver stable power supply to markets and economic clusters across the country.

The initial phase is ongoing in Ariaria Market in Aba, Abia State (32,000 shops), Sura Shopping Complex in Lagos (1,000 shops), Shomolu Printing Community in Lagos (4,000 shops) and the Sabon Gari Market in Kano (12,000 shops). The Sura Shopping Complex project was completed in August 2018, and commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in October 2018.

Launch of a 1.3 Trillion Naira Payment Assurance Programme designed to resolve the liquidity challenges in the Power Sector by guaranteeing payments to Generating Companies and Gas Suppliers.

Implementation of a Willing Buyer, Willing Seller Policy for the power sector, which has opened up opportunities for increased delivery of electricity to homes and industries.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has also recently issued an Order capping estimated billing by DisCos. More than 90 Transmission Projects completed or ongoing since 2016.

DAMS AND POWER PLANTS:
- Dadin Kowa Power Plant Gombe
- Kashimbilla Hydro Power Plant(Completed)
- Mambilla Hydro Power Plant(Awarded)
- Independent Power Supply to Ariaria Market, Aba, Abia State
- Independent Power Supply to Sabon Gari Market, Kano State
- Independent Power Plan Sura Shopping Complex, Lagos
- Independent Power Plants for 37 Universities
Independent Power Plants for 7 Teaching Hospitals
- Oil Exploration in Bauchi
- Over 200Bn released for Universities (1st in History)

EDUCATION:
Grants and Disbursements:
The Federal Government has disbursed more than 170 billion Naira in UBE Matching Grants to States and the FCT since 2015, 8 billion Naira in Special Education Grant to States and private providers of Special Education, and 34 billion Naira from the Teachers Professional Development Fund to States and the FCT.

A sum of 200 billon naira released to Universities in Nigeria using TETFUND

President Buhari has also established the following:
- Federal Maritime University, in Delta State
- Nigerian Army University Biu, in Borno State
- University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State
- University of Transportation, Daura, Katsina State
- Airforce University, Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State

The administration has also established NEW FEDERAL COLLEGES OF EDUCATION in;
- Bauchi
- Benue
- Ebonyi
- Osun
- Sokoto
- Edo States.
- Federal Polytechnic, Daura

- Transfer of Almajiri Schools built by the previous administration to State Governments and credible Scholars of Islamic Education, for efficient administration and impact.

HEALTH:
1. Grants to State Governments:
A minimum of $2.5 million disbursed to each State of the Federation and the FCT, under the Saving One Million Lives (SOML) initiative, to improve health outcomes.

2. Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF):
For the first time since the National Health Act was passed in 2014, the Federal Government included the 1% minimum portion of the Consolidated Revenue Fund – amounting to 55 billion Naira – in the 2018 budget, to fund the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The Fund is designed to deliver a guaranteed set health services to all Nigerians, through the national network of Primary Health Care centers.

3. Passage of Enabling Legislation for the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), for the first time since it was founded in 2011. President Buhari approved a grant of 5 billion Naira for the NCDC in March 2020.

4. Tertiary Healthcare Upgrade Programme: A number of key Federal Hospitals across the country are being upgraded to effectively manage cancer and other major health challenges. Cancer Radiotherapy machines and other equipment are being provided to these hospitals. The National Hospital in Abuja has already received two LINAC (cancer treatment) machines.

5. Also established the following Health Care Institutions;
- Airforce Referral Hospital, Daura
- Nigerian Airforce Base Stand Hospital Bauchi
- Women and Children Hospital, Daura
- 44 Military Hospital, Kaduna
- National Cancer Center, Abuja
- Cancer Center at the University Teaching Hospital, UniLag, Lagos

FINANCIAL BAILOUT TO STATES:
President Muhammadu buhari bailed out 27 Governors and their states with finances running in billons of dollars.

AVIATION INDUSTRY:
-New Abuja Airport Terminal
- New Lagos Airport Terminal
- Port Harcourt Airport Terminal
- Enugu Airport Terminal

RAILWAY SECTOR:
- Abuja Metro Train
- Abuja - Kaduna Train
- Itakpe (KOGI state) -Warri (DELTA state)
- Lagos - Abeokuta (OGUN)
- Abeokuta (OGUN) - Ibadan (OYO)
- Lagos - Kaduna Cargo Train
- Train Assembly Plan, OGUN
- Lagos-Kaduna Cargo Train

SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS:
President Muhammadu buhari Made It Possible:
- N30,000 Minimum Wage for all workers
- N30,000 for 500,000 Npower beneficiaries
- School Feeding Program
- TraderMoni
- Farmers Moni
- MarketMoni
- Buhari Young Farmers

WATER SUPPLY AND DAM/IRRIGATION PROJECTS:
-Central Ogbia Regional Water Project,Bayelsa
-Sabke/Dutsi/Mashi Water Supply Project, Katsina
-Kashimbila Dam, TarabaState
-Ogwashi-Uku Dam, Delta State
-Shagari Dam Irrigation Project, Sokoto State,

HOUSING SECTOR:
-10,000 estate housing across each 36 states
- Buhari Quarter housing scheme across the 36 states.

As I was busy mentioning these achievements, the guy was already tired of writing. I stopped and ask why he was not writing. He said he was tired, his fingers were paining him, that I should allow him take some rest and we continue tomorrow.

I said, ok no problem but let me mention this point before I forget. I then catsh his right ear and whispered to him, that President Buhari has yesterday Flagged Off a $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Project, which is said to be the largest of its kind in the nation.

"The AKK project is a section of the trans-Nigeria gas pipeline with a capacity to transport 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day and will be fed from the existing domestic gas infrastructure", I added. The guy just fainted. It took the intervention of his colleagues who poured water on him before he could regain consciousness.

He looked at me with a relaxed mind and said, "My brother PMB has really achieved a lot in this five years, only that many people do not know, because free money is not flowing into their pockets". His friends were surprised that he became speechless at the end. We shook hands and bid each other farewell.

Ibrahim M. Baba
08034541916
01/07/2020

Ibrahim M Baba can reach through babamibrahim@gmail.com
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Gov. Bello Reacts To Appeal Court Judgements Affirming Him As Governor



Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has described the judgments of the Court of Appeal upholding his election for a second term in office as governor of Kogi State as an affirmation of his landmark victory on November 16, 2019.

The appellate Court delivered judgment saturday evening in the appeals filed by the Action Peoples Party (APP), the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) respectively against the corresponding judgments of the Kogi State elections petitions tribunal which had last month dismissed their various election petitions against the governor and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary, (CPS) to the governor, he said the 4 judgments by the court of appeal upholding his victory in the election and at the Tribunal were validations of the historic mandate given to him by Kogi people, adding that greater impetus has been given to his drive to do even more for the State and her people.

The governor lauded the 5-man panel which heard the matter for her uprightness while thanking the entire citizens of the state for their support and prayers since the filing of appeals by various individuals and parties.

The Governor noted that “The rule of law once again came to the defense of democracy by affirming the collective will of the people of Kogi State which was expressed in such decisive fashion on the 16th of November, 2019."

Describing the quartet of judgments as outstandingly and astoundingly thorough, Bello noted that the judiciary remains the last hope of the common man.

While calling on all Kogi indigenes to join his administration in moving the state forward, Governor Bello reiterated his resolve to continue working for the unity of Kogi State by running an all-inclusive administratiol milestones.
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Five persons die in boat mishap in Lagos



Five persons have lost their lives after a boat they were commuting in capsized along the Ikorodu Channel of the Lagos State Waterways at about 8pm on Friday. July 3.

According to the Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority, (LASWA), the incident which could have been avoided, occurred after a 20 passenger capacity commercial ferry carried 21 passengers and took off illegally from Èbúté ?r? Jetty at about few minutes past 8.00 pm and headed towards Ikorodu.



The ferry then ran into an unforeseen object on the waterways, causing the boat to capsize. LASWA said while rescue efforts were said to have commenced immediately, only 16 were saved while five others died and one is still in a critical condition.



Commenting on the incident, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said the violators of the law will be prosecuted as the unfortunate incident is already under investigation. He urged Ferry Operators to desist from breaking the laid down safety guidelines to avoid incidents of this nature. He said if the rule of no night travelling on the waterways from 6.00pm had been strictly adhered to by operators, the accident could not have occurred.
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My husband looked like a farmer when I first met him- Regina Daniels

My husband looked like a farmer when I first met him- Regina Daniels
My husband looked like a farmer when I first met him- Regina Daniels
Regina Daniels says her 60-year-old billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko, looked like a farmer when she first met with him. The couple got married in April 2019. 

The actress who welcomed their first child together on June 29 this year, disclosed this in an interview with Punch.

In the interview, Regina said she met her husband for the first time when she and some others went on a tour of his house in the village
''The first impression I had when I met him, which I will keep saying is that he looked like a farmer. We actually went on a tour to his house in the village (Aniocha North Local Government Area, Delta State) and he was so polite and educative. He wants one to know about nature and the world in general. He wants one to experience different things, so he was always trying to educate us on that particular visit.''
The actress said her hubby is always pushing her to be a better person.
''Being married to him (Ned Nwoko), I feel free. I can do whatever I want, dress however I like and live my life. He is always pushing me to be a better person. He brings me out there because he wants me to be more exposed. He wants me to see the world in a different way. As a matter of fact, there are so many things I just can’t start to explain.''
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"Wetin Corona No Go Cause'?, See What A 13 Year Old Girl Did For Her Boyfriend That Got Reactions

Can you ever imagine that a 13 year old girl could have a boyfriend?, or even have the courage to profess her love to him openly?. The world is indeed coming to an end.

This shows that parents are no longer in control, of what their children are doing lately. We see young children do the most bizarre things, that could get them in trouble in the future.



Recently, a picture of a girl is trending online. This picture was posted in a facebook group Inter-varsity connect (IVC), by Mbadiwe Alex. This picture shows a 13 year old girl, expressing her commitment to her older lover who is also celebrating his birthday. The girl on her facebook post, promises never to leave him, she swore to always be on his side no matter the situation. This picture has got a lot of attention, as many Facebook users are so far reacting to it. Some are of the opinion that she is just a child and as a result, does not know what she is doing. Others believe that she knows what she is doing, to these group of people, the young girl in question is deeply in love.


My opinion

I think it is abuse for a young girl at this age to be in a relationship. This goes to show that parents are no longer in control of their children actions.

In order to prove that this is real, I traced the picture to the original owner, the picture belongs to a facebook user identified simply as Favy Bliss. She is a Nigerian and indeed she is in love.

What is your opinion on this.

• Do you think it is right for a 13 year old girl to be in love?.

• Will you allow your child to have a boyfriend at 13?.

Here is what she posted on facebook;





This post has indeed got a lot of people reacting.

Here are some comments from facebook users;







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6-year-old girl kicked out of school for wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt

6-year-old girl kicked out of school for wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt
6-year-old girl kicked out of school for wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt
6-year-old girl kicked out of school for wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ t-shirt
6-year-old Journei Brockman, was kicked out of daycare because she wore a shirt that had “Black Lives Matter” written on it.
This was made known by her mother, Deval Brockman, from Russellville, Arkansas, who said daughter has been attending daycare at “His Kids Preschool” for six months, only to be told last Friday, that she could not return.
Speaking with FOX16, she said her daughter’s school called her last Thursday, June 25 to reveal that they didn’t “like” or “agree” with the shirt, they also urged her not send her daughter to the school wearing it again.
Brockman said she reported the complaint to state officials and she was told that her daughter could wear the shirt unless it contained profanity.
“If I’m supporting something, I’m going to wear it, my child is going to wear it, to help say that our voice needs to be heard,” Brockman said.
Journei Brockman returned to the preschool last Friday, wearing a different shirt with an image of a raised fist printed on the back, which is the Black Lives Matter symbol. When Deval Brockman picked her daughter up at the end of the day, she was told her daughter was no longer welcome at the school. An employee allegedly said that the shirt was encouraging racism.
She claimed that a school director also told her,
“I am not going to tell you how to raise your child, but you need to reevaluate how you’re parenting her.”
“It’s not political, it’s everyday life, it’s all over the news. Right is right and wrong is wrong,” Brockman said.
Patricia Brown, director of His Kids Preschool, said in a statement to FOX 16, that they feel childcare environment is not a place for a parent’s political views to be addressed or played out, regardless of race.
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Law School Pays Cleaner N32m, Staff Gets N36m Dressing Allowance


The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has uncovered financial infractions in the records of the Nigerian Law School.

The infractions ranged from outright misappropriation to spending without approval and diversion of pension.
This is contained in the 2015 Auditor-General’s report submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Account. Nine queries were issued by the Office of the Auditor-General of Federation to the management of Nigerian Law School in 2015, according to the report.

The Auditor-General queried the payment of N36 million as dressing allowance through the account of one of the staff for 52 others without approval and in violation of Nigeria’s Financial Act.

“The Examination of payment records revealed that the Nigerian Law School several times paid N36 million to staff as dressing allowance in 2013 alone.
“The Management could not substantiate these payments with any approval from Salaries and Wages Commission to enable the audit team to determine the genuineness of these payments to staff. No appropriation in this request,” the report said.

The report also indicted the law school for paying N32 million to an unnamed cleaner over a period of 12 months against Nigeria extant laws. The queries also said that N34.3 million was paid for the training of staff without approval from the federal government.

The management of the institution, led by its Director-General, Prof. Isa Chiroma, appeared before the Senate panel on Thursday to defend queries.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Chiroma, while responding to the queries, said that he was not the Director-General of the institution during the period under review, though admitted that government is a continual.

On payment of N36 million as dressing allowance, the Director-General said, “I can’t imagine the Law School paying N36 million into one account on behalf of others.”

His defense was, however, not strong enough for the Senate panel to vacate the query. The Auditor-General’s report further revealed from the examination of payment voucher that the Law School, at various intervals, made use of the pension funds to offset expenses not related to payment of pension, contrary to extant Financial Regulation.

The Director-General of the Law School was asked to recover the sum involved and return the same into the pension account.
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