Instead the governor wants the NWC to submit the name of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as the Imo APC guber candidate for the state.
Okorocha told journalists in Owerri on weekend that almost every politician who joined the APC in the last two months would leave the party the next day if Buhari loses the 2019 election, describing them as political opportunists.
“So, this set of people are simply called ‘political opportunists’ who are not with the people, but always want to grab victory through the use of gun. But I think this has to stop, why should our party promote this and I warn they should stop this”.
“He must live that image which he has cut for himself as Oshiomhole prior to his being elected as the national chairman, anything short of that will reduce his value completely in this country, he should do the right thing and be simple.
“I think people are trying to change the narratives, some people are trying to upturn the truth they want to cover the truth by leaving the main to discuss frivolities. The truth remains that a certain Ahmed Gulak with a sinister mission came here and disappeared with result sheet by 4:00am on the day of the proposed election.
“The NWC of our party disbanded that committee, despite the fact that eight members of the committee, including the secretary, stayed back and conducted the election and declared Uche Nwosu winner. Despite the fact that Uche Nwosu won the election, the National Working Committee disbanded that Committee and called for fresh election.
“It makes a mockery of this country but one fact remains that President Muhammadu Buhari is known for justice and fairness. That is the image he has and let no one or the party destroy this image which has given us victory and that is why we are here today as APC members.
“How could you, for God’s sake, somebody won in the first election, the results are clear and signed by the members of the Committee.
“Same person won the second election signed by all the members, even when you cancelled the first election and then you have the Police and INEC reports confirming the election and you have a letter from the NWC disbanding that Gulak Committee and you also have a letter from the NWC confirming that Uche Nwosu is the candidate of the party and again you have forms given to him from INEC for his name to be submitted.
“I don’t understand what is happening but I think this issue of semantics and sentiments being poured cannot cover the truth. The truth is that APC holds it as a point of duty and honour to declare winners of election and anything short of that will not go down well with the people and the history of APC in Nigeria and I beg to disagree with those who try to change the issue from what it is.
“I mean what can you say to the whole world that Gulak didn’t disappear with result sheets or that election was not cancelled or that Uche Nwosu did not win? I don’t just understand what is happening.
“I think they want to make Mr. President a liar. So, what they are doing is wrong and unacceptable so they should stop”.
October 2018. Lagos. Nigeria – Independent PR measurement and evaluation agency in Nigeria, P+ Measurement Services will be hosting the AMEC’s measurement month, an annual educational programme aimed at up skilling communications and measurement practitioners while showcasing global best practice. P+ Measurement Services will be joining other Africa countries to host the event simultaneously.
The AMEC’s measurement month, will hold all through the month of November with about 86 countries participating from 5th – 30th November, 2018. Championing the Measurement and Evaluation cause in Nigeria, P+ Measurement Services will be hosting the AMEC Measurement Month for the 3rd time in Nigeria and Ghana on the 23rd November, 2018.
Speaking about the AMEC’s measurement month, Philip Odiakose, Lead Consultant, P+ measurement Services said. “We are proud to be hosting the AMEC measurement month (#AMECMM) once again in Nigeria. This is our third year and we can say that the Nigerian industry is gradually beginning to see the essence of PR measurement and evaluation. Stakeholders are beginning to see reasons to engage PR measurement consultant and the AMEC measurement month will help us educate more people on the importance of media measurement and evaluation on a nationwide scale”.
The AMEC’s measurement month will welcome experts and industry thought leaders in the Communications and Measurement industry from various countries to Nigeria to shed light and give insights on the importance of having viable Independent measurement and evaluation program necessary to grow the marketing communications industry.
This year discussion will be centered on PR Measurement and Evaluation, also shedding light on best practice in relation to Measurement and Evaluation of Communication.
The #AMECMM is scheduled to hold as follows.
- Venue – Twitter – Start or End your tweet with #EvaluatePR #AMECMM to enable your impact and conversation to be seen by other attendees.
- Time – 2.00PM – 3.00PM Nigerian Time
- Date – Friday, 23rd November, 2018.
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#AMECMM benefits all members, clients and the industry by putting measurement on a world stage. Measurement Month is filled with events, the majority of them free to enter, including webinars, breakfast briefings, conferences, workshops, podcasts and much more, focusing on filling the gap between understanding the value of PR measurement and doing something about it.
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checking of vehicle documents will be secondary as the Police will focus on clearing all encumbrances that give rise to gridlock in order to ensure free flow of traffic throughout the state.
Meanwhile, checking of vehicle documents will commence at a date to be announced later.
It is expected that vehicle and motorcycle owners will use the period afforded to regularise their vehicle documents and ready themselves for the second segment of the operation.
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The Senator representing Yobe-East, Bukar Abba Ibrahim, has given a damning verdict on the performance of his party, the All Progressives Congress, over the last three years.
Ibrahim who was a three-time governor of Yobe State said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC was in many ways not better than the PDP it defeated in 2015.
Ibrahim said he, like most Nigerians, had a dream that the nation would be changed for the better when the APC took over in 2015, but that more than three years down the line, those hopes had been dashed.
He warned that unlike in 2015 when it had a smooth ride to power, the APC would have to do more to convince the people of the North-East to consider voting for it because a lot had changed.
The senator, who is a founding member of the APC, said, “Without mincing words, as an elder statesman, I must say that my dreams and hopes have been dashed.
“We have certainly not done what I dreamed we would do and in many ways we are no better than the PDP that we sought to displace.
“As we move towards the elections, I have to give a dire warning to the APC. Things are no longer the way they were in 2015 when we rode to power on a cloud of euphoria believing that things will change.
Simply put, things have not changed and many things are worse and the people are bitter. We should not assume that we can win even with massive rigging.”
The senator added, “The party has not lived up to our expectations, the least one expects of a political party like the APC which promised change is for it to respect the principle of internal democracy. A political party should respect the wishes of the majority of its members not an individual.”
‘Our problems now worse than PDP’s’ –APC Rep
Similarly, a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Kehinde Odeneye, has also expressed his bitterness over the turn of events in the APC.
Odeneye, who spoke on Sunday, warned that the party might be kicked out of office in 2019 if genuine efforts were not made to address the frustration of many loyalists.
He told The Punch, “It’s very unfortunate where we have found ourselves today. If we are not able to resolve the issues, they may affect our chances in 2019.
“A lot of people are aggrieved, most especially National Assembly members, who stood by the party. There was promise of compensation but that has not been the case. The National Assembly members are the grass-roots people working for the party.”
Nwosu, whose emergence is being opposed by those who insist he was forced on the party, said only his candidature could guarantee a win for the party in the 2019 election.
He warned Oshiomhole not to take side with politicians working against the will of the people.
Nwosu told journalists in Owerri that such could jeopardise the chances of the party in the general election in the state.
He said: “The leadership of the party should not base their decisions on mere sentiments and propaganda perpetrated by the Abuja-based politicians who cannot even win their polling booths in an election.
“The question our party should be asking is, do we want to win this election and how do you win a general election, of course you must have the people with you and you must make sure that the people believe in you and not just staying in Abuja and making all the noise while you are not on ground.
“One challenge I have thrown to these people is that they should come home and let us put our popularity to test, let them organize a rally and let me organize one too and let us judge by the turn out, who is truly on ground and who is more popular.
“You don’t win elections on television or on the pages of newspaper, elections are done in the villages and Wards and not on Television, elections are not done in hotel rooms in Abuja either, they are done in the state. I challenge them to come to the state and test their popularity, this is where I am coming from.”
Learning how to control your sxual drive will help you avoid a lot of mess, future disgrace and possibly an Eternity in Hell when you die. Everyday people are wasting their destiny having sx recklessly, without knowing the consequences of what they are doing. It’s a pity.
This was even done by a married man. So, the fact that you’re married doesn’t stop anything if you don’t know what to do to control your desires…
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 42-year-old website designer, Abiodun Amosu, for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old virgin.
The suspect, who lives on Sowemimo Street, Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, reportedly r*ped the teenager, who was said to be a home help, on Thursday while his wife was away in Lagos.
The victim, who hails from Benue State, told the police that on that day, Amosu dragged her into his room, and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her.
She claimed further that after having his way, the man beat her up for protesting against the illegal act, after which he sent her out of the house.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the victim, who did not have anywhere to go, broke down outside her employer’s apartment and wept uncontrollably.
He added that a member of the state chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, became curious and talked to her, after which he took her to the Ibara Police Station to make a formal report.
He said, “His arrest followed the complaint lodged at the Ibara Police Division by the victim, who was accompanied to the station by a member of the CDHR.
“She reported that the suspect forcefully dragged her into his bedroom, had carnal knowledge of her, beat her up after she protested against the act and sent her out of the house.”
Oyeyemi said further that the Divisional Police Officer of the station, Dada Olusegun, led detectives to the scene where the suspect was arrested.
He said the suspect initially denied the allegation, but when confronted with the bloodstained bedclothes in his bedroom, he admitted to the offence.
Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said the victim, who claimed to be a virgin before the incident, had been taken to the state General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, for medical attention, adding that the medical report confirmed that she was s*xually abused.
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had directed that the case be transferred to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department.
Oyeyemi said, “The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Union Bank recently held the first edition of its annual education fair, Edu360 in Lagos. Stakeholders from across the education ecosystem including teachers, parents, schools, investors, students and other key participants were in attendance.
The event tagged “Investing in the Future”, took place at Harbour Point event centre in Victoria Island and attracted over 3000 participants. Over 200 teachers from government and private owned schools benefited from free training sessions as part of the Bank’s drive to upskill the workforce of education sector. The teachers also received free teaching aids to support their teaching efforts.
There were digital training sessions for parents and children courtesy of Google in addition to Coding and Robotics classes.
Speakers at the panel discussions included Olympic gold medallist, Enefiok Udo-Obong; award winning actress, Bikiya Graham Douglas; Special needs advocate, Angela Emuwa; Consultant psychiatrist, Dr. Yewande Oshodi and popular Nollywood actress and Producer, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju.
Over 70 exhibitors and partners including Lego, Sage, Nestle, Simpli Foods, as well as leading schools in and around Lagos participated in the 2-day exhibition to showcase their products and services.
The Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Emeka Emuwa reiterated the Bank’s focus on education as a key driver of national development.
The Bank’s Head of Commercial Banking, Adekunle Sonola and other executives of the Bank were also in attendance along with Nigeria’s first female Minister of Industry, Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Nike Akande; the Minister of Education, represented by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and the Governor of Lagos state represented by his Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh.
The fair came to an end on a high note with a special performance by Nigerian Artiste, Korede Bello.
About 150 anti-corruption groups under the aegis of the Civil Society Network Against Corruption have asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to urgently investigate an alleged N100bn fraud, tax evasion and money laundering against Alpha Beta Consulting Ltd., Alpha Beta LLP and Ocean Trust Ltd.
Alpha Beta Consulting, a firm given exclusive rights to monitor and collect Internally Generated Revenue on behalf of the Lagos State Government, had in September been accused of tax fraud to the tune of N100bn by Mr Dapo Apara, its former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
However, in a petition forwarded to the EFCC and signed by CSNAC’s Chairman, Mr Olanrewaju Suraju, the network urged the EFCC to act immediately, adding that the case was a test of the government’s will in its call for citizens’ participation in governance and fight against corruption.
The petition read in part, “Following the breaking news on Sahara Reporters dated September 7, 2018, and captioned ‘Tinubu’s Alpha Beta accused of N100bn money laundering, tax evasion fraud’, we write to urge you to use your good offices, in collaboration with the Federal Inland Revenue Services, to dauntlessly and without fear or favour launch an urgent and immediate investigation into the allegations contained in the said report with a view to proving to the Nigerian populace that the current administration’s fight against corruption is transparent and executed without concerns about whose ox is gored.
“Speculations are that the company belongs to Mr Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ex-governor of Lagos State and ‘National Leader’ of the ruling party or that he is a major shareholder in the company, as Alpha Beta first became known when it was appointed as a consultant to the Lagos State Government, under the tenure of Babatunde Fowler as the Chief Executive Officer/Executive Chairman of the Lagos State Board of Internal Revenue from 2005 to 2014.”
CSNAC said since Apara’s allegations went viral in September, the Lagos State Government had failed to make any reaction.
It added that the state never denied claims that the company takes about 10 per cent of the internally generated revenue of Lagos, estimated in 2016 to be about N40bn every month.
The petition added, “Recall that we also wrote a petition to your office sometime in March, 2018, with respect to the use of fishy companies to aid corruption by the ‘feudal lords’ in Lagos State by diverting public resources into private holdings.
“Mr Apara, according to the aforementioned publication, stated that over the years, the company is being protected and shielded by some powerful politicians and people in the society which made them to always boast of being untouchable.”
Speaking with our correspondent on Sunday, however, the EFCC Spokesman, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, asked the groups to be patient, adding that petitions took time to investigate.
He said, “The commission receives hundreds of petitions on a daily basis. Expectedly, screening and evaluation of these petitions take time. Petitioners who have faith in the EFCC must be patient to allow the commission to do its work.” (Punch)
A passenger plane carrying 188 people crashed into the sea off Jakarta, some minutes after take-off, on Monday morning
According to air tracking service Flightradar 24, the flight JT610 operated by Lion Air, lost contact with the ground 13 minutes after take-off. The jet was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, which can carry up to 200 passengers,.
“It has been confirmed that it has crashed,” Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the country’s search and rescue agency, said on Monday by text message, when asked about the fate of the plane. A search and rescue effort has been launched for the plane which departed Jakarta about 6.20 a.m. on Monday and was scheduled to land at Pangkal Pinang at 7.20 a.m. Reports received at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta indicated the remains of the plane had been spotted.
Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman posted video of some debris on Twitter. A vessel traffic officer, Suyadi, told the Jakarta Post that he received a report from a tugboat that identified a downed plane at 6.45 a.m. “At 7:15 a.m., the tugboat reported it had approached the site and the crew saw the debris of a plane,” Suyadi told the Post.
The founder and President of the Living Faith Church worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said Nigeria will break if it becomes an Islamic nation.
The cleric also warned Nigerians and politicians over the unending killings of innocent citizens.
Oyedepo gave this warning in a satellite telecast of the church’s prayer session for the nation monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria, on Sunday, in Abuja.
The Bishop, while urging politicians to repent and have value for the lives of citizens, said if they did not repent after the warning, they would fall down for the sake of the nation.
He said, “Politicians be warned, whether in power or not in power. There is no day Nigeria will become an Islamic nation and this nation will remain one nation.
“Allow the Christians to go to church, allow the Muslims go to their mosque and let the traditional worshippers do their thing.
“God is giving Nigeria peace, by all means, the peace of those promoting this wickedness, God is taking away, if they refuse to repent. Their supplies shall dry up because Nigeria shall not see war.”
He said that every leader was just a caretaker and God remained the creator and owner of every Nation including Nigeria.
He added that Nigeria would have peace when they understood that God was in control of everything including the land.
“When a caretaker starts behaving like a landlord, he will be removed. God is the permanent landlord of the earth.
“The God of heaven has given you authority and power. He has given you might and glory. Pride makes us think that we do not need God. Pride separates us from God. Nebuchadnezzar did not give credit to God, and God had enough.”
The Bishop added, “ Politicians are not extraordinary people, they only have grace. If they don’t harken to this warning of the Lord, they will suffer disgrace.”