Nigerian Govt Reveals When ASUU Strike Will Be Called Off

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The federal government has revealed when the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is expected to be called off.

According to Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, while speaking on Thursday at a meeting with the senate committee on tertiary education and TETFUND in Abuja, the strike may be called off “within the next one week”.

The minister further hoped that with the level of progress made in the negotiation between ASUU and the federal government, students and lecturers would soon be returning to classes.

His words: “The issue of renegotiation is already going on. I have already written a letter formalising the meeting I had with the union, because I went alone to face them and I wrote a letter which I gave them yesterday.”

“From the way they received it, I think it is possible that the strike will be called off within a week, maximum.”

“The union had asked for N23 billion to be paid. But we said the condition for that N23 billion to be released was for them to account for the N30 billion they had taken, which is a total of N53 billion. And they were not able to account for it.”

“The minister of finance then undertook to do the audit from the ministry and we agreed that the result will be known within six months.

“The federal government undertook to be paying them N1.5 billion each month during the time they are waiting for the outcome of the audit.

“Their grouse now is that the forensic audit promised by the minister of finance has not been done and the money promised has not been paid.

“So, at our meeting two days ago, we agreed that we will pay them and do forensic audit on the entire N53 billion.

“I wrote to the minister and she has already approved it and this money will be paid; probably on Monday, they will be able to receive the cheque.’’

ASUU, an umbrella body of all university lecturers in the country, is currently on strike over the federal government’s failure to fulfil its 2009/2013 agreement with the union.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has pleaded with the union to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.

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Security Beefed Up For Magu, His Officials And Family After Gun Attack On EFCC Office

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The security ring around Ibrahim Magu and key officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been strengthened after a gun attack on its Abuja office yesterday.

It is also understood that security has been beefed for the EFCC Acting Chairman’s mother, who lives in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, including his family members.

The new security measures were taken after some gunmen on Wednesday attacked the agency’s office in Abuja.

The gunmen, who stormed the facility in the early hours of yesterday shooting sporadically, were however repelled by guards.

They then dropped a death threat for a senior investigator, Ishaku Sharu, who heads the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Fraud.

Speaking on the security measures, a source who pleaded not to be named, said the last seven months had been tough for Magu because of his refusal to bow to pressure from some high-profile suspects and Politically-Exposed Persons.

The source said: “In the past few weeks, security had been beefed up for Magu and his immediate family because of threats from some forces.

“His office was also recently reorganized  in line with the new security model. It is so bad that Magu now keeps his itinerary to himself until the last minute.

“Hitherto, there was no protection for Magu’s aged mother in Maiduguri. But of recent, some suspected elements have been prowling the family house in the Borno State capital and issuing threats to the woman.

“Due to old age, the mother of the Acting chairman could not recognise these elements. To avoid any harm, security has now been provided in and around the house.

“And following the recent raid of Magu’s uncompleted building in Karshi, Abuja  by some suspected agents, the police have deployed in more men for sentry duties.”

“It has really been tough because the pressure is too much on Magu, EFCC investigators and their families.

“With the invasion of the strategic office of the EFCC in Zone 7, it is evident that we need to strengthen security for all our operatives.”

Also, a statement issued by the Head of Media and Publicity of the anti-graft commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on the attack, read:

“A major security breach was recorded at the headquarters of the EFCC in the early hours of Wednesday, August 16, 2017 as unknown gunmen attacked the office located at Wuse Zone 7, Abuja.

“The group of heavily armed bandits invaded the office at about 05.00 hours and began shooting into the premises, damaging vehicles parked in the premises in the process. However, the attack was repelled by guards on duty.

“The hoodlums escaped in a getaway vehicle but not without leaving a message; a white envelope dropped by the fleeing attackers was found to contain a death threat addressed to Ishaku Sharu, a senior investigator with the Commission.

“Sharu, who heads the Foreign Exchange Malpractices Fraud Section, is in charge of corruption investigation involving several politically exposed persons and retired military brass hats.

“The attack on the Zone 7 office, which houses the Commission’s AMCON Desk, Procurement Fraud and Foreign Exchange Malpractices Sections, is coming few weeks after another investigator, Austin Okwor, was shot and injured by unknown assailants in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”

“The latest incident has already been reported to the police for investigation.”

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Nigerian Govt Grants Tertiary Institutions Approval To Conduct Post-UTME

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The federal government has granted tertiary institutions in the country the green-light to conduct Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

The Nation quoted the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, as saying this in Abuja on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

The minister was quoted to have said that universities, polytechnics and other institutions are free to organise post-UTME screening as a pre-condition to gaining admission into public institutions.

In June last year, Adamu had announced the ban of post-UTME at a combined policy meeting on admissions.

But while announcing a reversal of the ban, he urged the institutions and its authorities to make the fees for the post-UTME screening affordable in order not to impose huge financial burdens on parents..

The minister added that the government was now wiser regarding the conduct of the examination.

He said: “We are going to allow universities to have some choice. Universities can now decide to organise post-UTME, if they want.

“We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”

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“Hate Speech Will Be Considered An Act Of Terrorism” – Osinbajo Declares

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had declared that the Federal Government has drawn the line on hate speech, warning that not only will it be rejected, but it will henceforth be considered an act of terrorism.

The acting president made this known on Thursday while speaking at an ongoing security summit organised by the National Economic Council (NEC) holding at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended defines terrorism as an act deliberately done with malice which may seriously harm a country or is intended or can be reasonably regarded as having been done to seriously intimidate a population.

He further added that “silence in such situations can only be seen as an endorsement.

His words: “The federal government has today drawn the line on hate speech. Hate speech is a specie of terrorism.”

“The Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 as amended defines terrorism as an act which deliberately done with malice which may seriously harm a country or is intended or can be reasonably be regarded as having been done to seriously intimidate a population.

“Silence in such situations can only be seen as an endorsement. Hate speech and the promotion of the same through history from Nazi. Germany and the extermination of Jews to the Rwandan genocide succeeded in achieving their barbarous ends by the silence of influential voices.

“The silence of leaders at this time in our country will be a grave disservice to our country, its peace and its future.”

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Wanted Criminal “Ghana” Shot Dead In Benue State

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The Benue State Police Command has said that a notorious and wanted criminal, popularly known as Ghana – believed to be a member of the gang of the dreaded Terwase Akwaza group – has been shot dead by its operatives.

Confirming this, the spokesperson of the Command, Moses Yamu claimed that the Operation Zenda Special Crack Squad of the Command, following a tip-off, had stormed a hide-out of the gang along the border of Taraba State and on sighting the police officers a gun battle ensued.

Daily Sun quoted him as saying that Ghana was shot dead during the operation.

“The bandits immediately opened fire on sighting the Police team and in the ensuing gun duel, one Danladi Awudu aka Jerry who was hosting the meeting was hit by a bullet while others escaped with bullet wounds as there were traces of blood stains all over the place, however, he was confirmed dead on reaching the hospital,” Yamu said.

Yamu who disclosed that the team recovered an assault rifle No. 2051679 with one hundred and fifteen (115) rounds of live ammunition, ten (10) live cartridges, assorted charms, two (2) army camouflage shorts and other items, maintained that search for the fleeing members and the Gang leader was still ongoing.

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Nigeria Police Highest Bribe-Takers | Govt Officials Received N400bn Bribes In A Year – NBS

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A total of N400bn was received in bribes by public officials within a period of one year, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a report on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

According to the report, police officers, judges and prosecutors are the highest recipients of bribes among government officials in Nigeria.

Police officers were however adjudged the highest takers of bribes.

The NBS brought the revelations to light on Wednesday in its National Corruption Report titled, “Corruption in Nigeria – Bribery: Public Experience and Response.”

It added that a survey carried out in collaboration with the UN office on drugs and crime showed that 32.3 per cent of Nigerian adults who had contact with public officials between June 2015 and May 2016 had to pay bribes to the government workers.

The report read in part: “Taking into account the fact that nine out of every 10 bribes paid to public officials in Nigeria are paid in cash and the size of the payments made, it is estimated that the total amount of bribes paid to public officials in Nigeria in the 12 months was around N400bn, the equivalent of $4.6bn in purchasing power parity.”

“This sum is equivalent to 39 per cent of the combined federal and state education budgets in 2016. This means that every time a Nigerian pays a cash bribe, he or she spends an average of 28.2 per cent of the average monthly salary of N18,900.

“Since bribe payers in Nigeria pay an average of 5.8 bribes over the course of one year, 92 per cent of which are paid in cash, they spend an average of N28,200 annually on cash bribes – equivalent to 12.5 per cent of the annual average salary.”

85.3 per cent of bribery cases in Nigeria, the report said, were initiated either directly or indirectly by public officials.

“With such a large portion of public officials initiating bribes, which are paid upfront, it seems that many public officials show little hesitation in asking for a kickback to carry out their duty and that bribery is an established part of the administrative procedure in Nigeria,” it said.

While money is the most important form of bribe payment in Nigeria, the report stated that other forms such as the provision of food and drink, the handing over of valuables or the exchange of another service or favour also existed.

The report further stated that law enforcement agents such as the police and judiciary workers such as judges and magistrates were the highest takers of bribe in Nigeria.

Police officers were however adjudged the highest takers of bribes.

The report added: “Police officers are the type of public officials to whom bribes are most commonly paid in Nigeria. Of all adult Nigerians who had direct contact with police officers in the 12 months prior to the survey, almost half paid the officers at least one bribe, and in many cases, more than one since police officers are also among the three types of public officials to whom bribes are paid most frequently in Nigeria.

“At the same time, the average bribe paid to police officers is somewhat below the average bribe size.

“Although fewer people come into contact with judiciary officials than with police officers over the course of the year, when they do, the risk of bribery is considerable: at 33 per cent, the prevalence of bribery in relation to prosecutors is the second highest, closely followed by judges and magistrates.”

Other public officials with a high risk of bribery, according to the report, are car registration/driving licence officers (28.5 per cent); tax and customs officers (27.3 per cent); road traffic management officials (25.5 per cent); public utilities officers (22.4 per cent); and land registry officers (20.9 per cent).

“This shows that corruption takes place across a number of different sectors of the public administration and that certain public officials have a disproportionate impact on the daily lives of Nigerians,” it added.

Although there is still a controversy over this report, it has highlighted the problem corruption poses to development and the need for the government to do more to tackle it.

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Niger Delta University, UNN, UniAbuja Join ASUU Strike

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The Niger Delta University (NDU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the union.

The Chairman of the chapter, Dr Stanley Oguon, said on Thursday that the move followed a resolution reached after the local union emergency congress.

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ASUU had on Monday directed all its state chapters to go on an indefinite nationwide industrial action.

Oguon said in Yenagoa that although the university was preparing for its end of semester examinations, the lecturers believe in the genuineness of the ASUU struggle.

Similarly, the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) of the union has joined the ongoing nationwide strike embarked upon by the union on Monday.

Ifeanyichukwu Abada, chairman of ASUU-UNN, made this disclosure at a news briefing on Wednesday in Nsukka, shortly after the union’s congress attended by members from Enugu and Nsukka campuses.

Abada said the congress noted with concern and disappointment the non-payment of academic allowances and the non-release of operational licence.

He said: “Having exhausted all avenues to get the government to fully implement the 2009 FGN-ASUU agreement and the 2013 MoU, ASUU resolved to embark on a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike.

“Members are advised to adhere strictly to the directive of ASUU, on the ongoing strike, as defaulting members will be brought to book.

“Parents should know that we are fighting for them, as well as it is in the interest of students and we regret any inconvenience this strike may cause students and their parents.”‎

Also, the University of Abuja on Wednesday officially joined the nationwide strike.

Ben Ugheoke, UniAbuja ASUU chairman, told newsmen that the academic staff took the decision to join the strike after a meeting with its members on Wednesday.

“We have domesticated the total indefinite strike. The strike is on now,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has pleaded with the union  to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.

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Africa’s Richest Billionaire Dangote Vows To Sack Arsene Wenger Once He Buys Arsenal

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Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has vowed to sack Arsene Wenger if his long-promised takeover of Arsenal is ever successful.

The billionaire, who is valued at £10billion by Forbes earlier this year, has publicly expressed his desire to take over at the Emirates for several years and saw an initial bid to join Arsenal’s hierarchy collapse in 2010.

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Arsene Wenger wins October BPL award

In an interview with Bloomberg, Dangote said he’d consider making an offer once the construction of his $11 billion oil refinery in Lagos is completed.

“The first thing I would change is the coach. He has done a good job, but someone else should also try his luck,” he said.

Arsenal’s biggest shareholder is American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who controls almost 67 percent of the company.

Earlier this year, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who already holds a 30 percent stake, sought to buy out Kroenke in an offer that valued Arsenal at as much as 2 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).

However, Dangote, doubts he’d have trouble persuading Kroenke and Usmanov to sell.

“If they get the right offer, I’m sure they would walk away,” he said. “Someone will give them an offer that will make them seriously consider walking away. And when we finish the refinery, I think we will be in a position to do that.”

“It’s a great team, well-run. It could be run better, so I will be there,” he said. “I will wait. Even if things change I will take it.”

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10 Boko Haram Fighters Killed In Maiduguri Ambush

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No less than 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Wednesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said.

A statement issued in Maiduguri by Col. Timothy Atigha, the deputy director Army Public Relations at the 8 Task Force Division, said the operation was carried out in Maza village of Mafa Local Government Area.

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Mr. Antigha said on Wednesday night that the 10 Boko Haram fighters were killed as troops pushed forward “ongoing efforts to deny terrorists freedom of action in it’s Area of Responsibility.”

He also said that the troops launched  two separate attacks against  the insurgents at Maza, Danari and Mowo villages of Marte and Monguno Local Government Areas.

He said: “In continuation of ongoing efforts to deny terrorists freedom of action in its area of responsibility, troops of the 8 Task Force Division have neutralised 10 terrorists in Maza village of Marte Local Government Area of the state.

“The terrorists fell into an ambush laid by troops at about 9: 00 p.m.  on Tuesday  as they attempted to sneak back into their swampy hideouts in the Lake Chad Basin.

“Items recovered from the terrorists include 10 bicycles, 11 carts containing food items and 2 cows. In a related development, troops also recovered 50 cows abandoned by fleeing terrorists, during clearance operations conducted in Danari and Mowo villages in Monguno Local Government Area.

“It should be noted that as the noose continues to tighten on Boko Haram terrorists, couple with the wet season, they have resorted to the use of bicycles and charts as means of transportation.”

The Maza ambush happened at about 9 p.m., about two hours after three suicide bombers attacked a village market in Konduga Local Government where they caused the death of about 20 persons while over 80 others were critically injured.

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#ResumeOrResign: Charly Boy Suspends Anti-Buhari Protest Indefinitely, Calls Out Tuface

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The self-acclaimed Area Father and entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy on Wednesday suspended their protest indefinitely.

While the protest is aimed to campaign for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, the suspension is coming barely a day after members of the group escaped lynching in the hands of pro-Buhari protesters at Wuse market, Abuja.

Speaking on the suspension at the Unity Fountain in Abuja yesterday, Charly Boy said the next line of action would be made known in the days ahead.

He said even though members of the group had received death threats, they were not deterred.

“We are not deterred by the intimidation and harassment by the sponsored thugs and we cannot be cowed by a few group of people. What government want to do is to ensure that we have a clash with the hired crowd and we will not allow that to happen,” he added.

The protesters had started a campaign on Monday last week, demanding that the president – who is on a medical vacation in the UK and has spent over 100 days in a year outside the country – resumes or resigns.

Before leaving the country on May 7, Buhari had earlier spent 49 days, still in the UK with the presidency refusing to make public the nature of his ailment.

Last night, the outspoken 66-year-old singer also had something to say to his colleague, Tuface Idibia, for not speaking out or joining the clamour for better governance.

2face had earlier organised the #IStandWithNigeriaprotest in February but pulled out in the last minute due to police reports that hoodlums were planning to hijack the protest. The protest however, still held in major cities across the country.

However, in the video, posted on Instagram, Charly Boy said, “My guy 2face, I am not happy with you. Since I couldn’t reach you directly, I decided to reach you through this medium. Do you remember when you called on Nigerian youths to come out and protest? We obeyed because we thought you had a good intention to stand up to the injustices against the youths and masses of this country. But, as you retreated into a hole since then, I am very pained. If a beckon of hope like you can be lily-livered when people need you more, what is your problem?

“2face are you happy with the way Nigeria is headed? Are you saying you have not head about the resume or resign protest, why are you not involved?”

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Biafra And Corruption: When A Judas Becomes A Muhammad

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Biafra And Corruption: When A Judas Becomes A Muhammad, By SKC Ogbonnia

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The Nigerian corrupt cabal is exploiting the current Biafran agitation with increasing stridency. The venerable Merriam-Webster, mark you, defines corruption as a “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people (such as government officials or police officers)” or “something that has been changed from its original form from what is pure or correct.” The confluence of these definitions perfectly rhymes with the pattern where successive Nigerian governments not only breed corruption by way of the looting of the public treasury but also through gross injustice, as well as the distortion of national history.

This piece was written by SKC Ogbonnia. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

Very glaring, for instance, is the fact that since the new wave of Biafran agitation heightened, instead of exploring lasting ways of resolving the crisis, the Nigerian government has been aiming its underhand tactics at the Igbo people. The most vexing, however, is the extent the government travels to accomplish its objectives. Today, even the Biblical Judas Iscariot would be ennobled as a Saint insofar the Igbo is humbled.

The pawn here is the seemingly unsuspecting Hausa-Fulani ethnic block of the North-West and North-East political zones. This group, which wields the current ruling authority, is well-known to appear tactlessly testy when it comes to the slightest suggestion of Nigerian disintegration. By consequence, the corrupt hawks from other zones have wasted no time in cashing-in. Today, any nuanced opposition to the Biafran secession bid or even mere anti-Igbo antics by corrupt politicians prompts an automatic eyes-left from the nation’s anti-corruption agency.

Consider, for a moment, the case of the corrosive twin engines of the Nigerian Senate in its president, Olubukola Saraki, and his dateless deputy, Ikechukwu Ekweremadu. This duo, remember, had hitherto employed the Ohaneze Ndigbo youth, along with the threat of Biafran secession, as a shield to elongate their illegitimate stay at the helm of the upper chamber. Today, they are singing a different tune, grandstanding as the prime apostles of Nigerian unity. It is not a coincidence, therefore, that most of the corrupt charges preferred against them have been mysteriously quashed.

The most brazen is the spectacle of James Ibori and Ifeanyichukwu Okowa. Celebrated not long ago as the first Igbo governor of Delta State, Okowa was installed by Ibori, the fugitive ex-governor, who recently completed a 13-year jail sentence in England but remains officially wanted by Nigerian authorities for all shades of corruption. However, in a grand scheme to vacate Ibori’s case and pretermit the corrupt cabal that has loomed in Delta State throughout the Fourth Republic, Okowa has been doing his portion to appease the powers that be by deepening undue divisions within the Igbo in the name of an opposition to Biafra. The following verbatim quote from the governor is a partial testament:

“Biafra agitation, we criticise it. Anioma land as it is said, was part of Bendel State; we were part of the Midwest State, we have not been part of the South East. So obviously, we cannot be said to be part of them (Biafra). We may speak a similar language, but we are not part of the South-East. We were part of the Mid-West, now we are Deltans.”

In a widely published essay, “The South-East Igbo Did Not Kill Ahmadu Bello”, I reminded Mr. Okowa and his co-travelers, among other things, that Chukwuma Nzeogwu, the very Igbo man most closely linked with the death of Ahmadu Bello, an incident commonly blamed for the Biafran war, was actually from the present-day Delta State in the South-South zone—not the South-East. Before my ink could dry, I was greeted with another groundless argument in line with Nigeria’s post-war agenda to marginalise the Igbo nation squarely to its core base of the South-East. To Okowa and his pseudo archeologists, the Delta North Senatorial Zone (Anioma) of the South-South—of all places—must no longer be part of the Igbo nation. Yet, they cannot dare question why and how the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group extends to parts of the entire North or the basis for the rightful claim of the Yoruba of indigenous settlements in the North-Central zone, particularly Kogi and Kwara States.

But it does not take a rocket science to fathom where Okowa’s gonzo theatrics are headed. Ibori, period! Lo and behold, on Sunday, July 16, 2017 came the disguised toast of a certain Senator Peter Nwaoboshi at Ibusa (Igbo-Uzor). On hand were Dr. Okowa, Dr. Uduaghan, Dr. Saraki, Chief Ekweremadu and the entire Senate camarilla to welcome, with pomp and pageantry, Chief James Onanefe Ibori—all using the occasion to disclaim Biafra, of course, while claiming the indivisibility of Nigeria. Mission accomplished! It must not come as a surprise when, very soon, all the charges against Ibori would be officially dropped.

What you have read above is nothing compared to what you are about to read below.

Ezenwo Nyesom Wike. The history of the misrule of Nigeria by Goodluck Ebele “Azikiwe” Jonathan will be incomplete without a special chapter for Wike’s shady role. And if there was any politician who used the defeat of Jonathan to spew the current Biafran crisis into existence, the Igbo governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Nwike, stands alone. Then in fervent fear of a day of reckoning with the anti-corruption agency in a post-Jonathan regime, Wike was roaming the political space inciting the public with all manners of innuendo. Here are his exact words few days before the governorship election of 2015:

“I will lead a war against them (Nigeria) like Ojukwu. Am not joking, I know am on air, and I am warning them now. Any attempt to rob us the way they rob our brother (GEJ) the battle will start from Rivers State. We will remain opposition state like Lagos. In fact, we from the South-South and South-East we remain in PDP. We leave the South-West and North to run APC. That is how they tactically shared the country. And we will not allow them use our resources to develop their States… I want all South-South and South-East to remember this, that we’ve two Judas. Let me confess to you, we held a meeting before the elections on Saturday, and we said as people from this part of the country, we must stand by our brother.”

I beg your indulgence to carefully go through the above quotation one more time.

As the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, recently confessed, the defeat of Jonathan intensified the clamour for secession. In fact, the current Biafran agitation, initially anchored under the aegis of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Wing, is a byproduct of the party’s gloomy narratives about President Muhammadu Buhari. This explains why leading opposition elements from the South-East and South-South, at the outset, tiptoed around the neo-Biafran movement until they saw a huge opening to cash in. Today, Ezenwo Nwike has become an arrow-head of the Biafran opposition on the spur of the moment. The governor has already swooped into Sokoto, the seat of the caliphate, to curry favour, using a fleeting prank for the unity of the same country he helped to set on fire.

One of Wike’s hosts in the “unity” campaign, however, was no other than the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III. Unlike the ilk of Wike, the Sultan did the just by pointing out that the secessionist movements did not come out of the blue. In Abubakar’s words, “A lot of things were done in the past by some people with impunity and nothing was done.” The Sultan appealed that statesmen across Nigeria “should help the country by championing the dialogue.” Though the unflappable Sultan apparently did not buy Wike’s gambit, the mere overture is sufficient to appease the gullible anti-corruption agency towards clemency.

Be that as it may, the solution to the Biafran crisis does not have to be complicated. It is all about being able to face the truth. As Sultan Abubakar hinted, it lies in broad dialogue to correct past atrocities. Apart from the obvious imbalance in the current government, a starting point is to quickly uproot the poisonous seeds that were sown by the state during and after the Biafran war that have grown and are today swirling wildly engulfing the entire nation. It ought to table why and how there is lack of general development in the densely populated South-East and South-South zones; for example, the lack of reliable seaports and international airports, despite the region’s overflowing resources. There is also the need to revisit whatever policy—the lingering war scar—that denatured the Igbo heartland into what is now being ridiculed as the “landlocked” South-East. More essentially, such dialogue must not fail to look within: Now is the time to bring to book the local politicians who connived with contractors to loot development projects in the region, particularly during the regime of Goodluck Jonathan, where the Igbo and their South-South kit and kin held sway.

This bare exposé should in no shape or form be misconstrued as a veiled sentiment for Nigerian dismemberment. None of that! A just and equitable Nigeria remains the most attractive proposition. My point here remains the truth: Nigeria cannot continue to hope to solve a problem by creating bigger problems. Thus, the prevailing pattern where the state attempts to deflate the Biafran agitation by nurturing seeds of discord within the Igbo or Balkanising the South-East and South-South into hostile units is not only profoundly corrupt but also does more harm than good. Needless, therefore, to mention that containing the Biafran agitation by embracing corrupt politicians is tantamount to a pyrrhic victory. It is a hallowed equivalence of embracing a Judas as a Muhammad. True.

SKC Ogbonnia+ writes from Houston, Texas, and can be reached through SKCOgbonnia1@aol.com

This piece was written by SKC Ogbonnia. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of 360Nobs.com.

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Airman Who Killed Lover Sentenced To Death By Hanging

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The General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Makurdi has sentenced Aircraftman (ACM), Bernard Kalu, to death by hanging for killing his female colleague and lover, late Aircraftwoman (ACW) Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12, 2017.

The sitting, which started in the early hours of Tuesday, continued till 4pm when it was stood down before the panelists reconvened at 7.30pm.

Reading out the 70-page court findings, which lasted for about two hours, the Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M.A. Umoh, listed the eight-count charges against the 21-year-old Kalu to include murder, house breaking, impersonation, failure to perform military duty, loss of Service property and disobedience to standing orders among others.

However, the Defence Counsel, Abimiku Ewuga, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, saying the accused was his family breadwinner.

In his judgment, the President of the Court, Group Captain Elisha Bindul, found ACM Kalu guilty of the charges, leading to his death sentence – a verdict that is subject to the confirmation of the conveying authority.

A statement by Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director, NAF Public Relations and Information said, “The verdict is, however, subject to confirmation by the Convening Authority”.

Ewuga, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the verdict, adding that if the Convening Authority did not review the verdict, he would appeal to a higher court.

“The judgment Tuesday brought to an end, months of the GCM trial of the unfortunate shooting incident involving the two NAF personnel” Adesanya said.

The accused had on March 12, 2017, killed Oladipupo at her Corporal and Below Quarters, Compound 9, Air Force Base, Makurdi, on the suspicion that she was in a love relationship with another man.

He had broken into Oladipupo’s home before shooting her in the neck at close range.

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120 Feared Dead, 6 Million Others Affected In Nepal Flood, Landslide

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The death toll from the widespread flooding and landslides that hit Nepal on Wednesday climbed to 120 with nearly 35 people still unaccounted for and over six million affected by incessant rainfall across the Himalayan country.

The government also said 39 persons were injured from the floods and landslides that were triggered by monsoon rains across Nepal – the worst of such calamity in nearly a decade – as emergency workers scrambled to supply relief to areas devastated by the floods.

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Most of the displaced, living in temporary shelters for the past three days, were yet to receive relief supplies in the flood-hit interior areas, the Kathmandu Post reported as more than 2,800 houses have been completely destroyed.

Torrential rains battered the low-lying region bordering India for three days earlier this month.

The Rapti river, which flows through a large part of Nepal towards the southern plains, has flooded human settlements and hotels popular with tourists in the central Chitwan Valley.

Many people, including foreigners, had been stranded in Sauraha, a part of the Chitwan National Park.

On Wednesday, the government sent helicopters to a dozen districts where people were desperate for food and clean drinking water, Ram Subedi, a home ministry spokesman, said.

“We have sent food packets to people because they have been without food for several days. We have also sent tarps, clothes and cooking utensils,” Mr. Subedi said.

“We have been distributing free medicines to flood-affected people for a week. We have also sent water purifiers to prevent water-borne diseases,” he said.

“We have been out on the road without food and clean drinking water for the past four days.

“Many elderly, pregnant and postpartum mothers and children have fallen ill,’’ a man from a flood-stricken area in western Nepal, was quoted as saying.

The Home Ministry said 26,000 emergency workers, including police officers and soldiers, were deployed in flood-hit areas across the country.

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120 Feared Dead, 6 Million Others Affected In Nepal Flood, Landslide

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The death toll from the widespread flooding and landslides that hit Nepal on Wednesday climbed to 120 with nearly 35 people still unaccounted for and over six million affected by incessant rainfall across the Himalayan country.

The government also said 39 persons were injured from the floods and landslides that were triggered by monsoon rains across Nepal – the worst of such calamity in nearly a decade – as emergency workers scrambled to supply relief to areas devastated by the floods.

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Most of the displaced, living in temporary shelters for the past three days, were yet to receive relief supplies in the flood-hit interior areas, the Kathmandu Post reported as more than 2,800 houses have been completely destroyed.

Torrential rains battered the low-lying region bordering India for three days earlier this month.

The Rapti river, which flows through a large part of Nepal towards the southern plains, has flooded human settlements and hotels popular with tourists in the central Chitwan Valley.

Many people, including foreigners, had been stranded in Sauraha, a part of the Chitwan National Park.

On Wednesday, the government sent helicopters to a dozen districts where people were desperate for food and clean drinking water, Ram Subedi, a home ministry spokesman, said.

“We have sent food packets to people because they have been without food for several days. We have also sent tarps, clothes and cooking utensils,” Mr. Subedi said.

“We have been distributing free medicines to flood-affected people for a week. We have also sent water purifiers to prevent water-borne diseases,” he said.

“We have been out on the road without food and clean drinking water for the past four days.

“Many elderly, pregnant and postpartum mothers and children have fallen ill,’’ a man from a flood-stricken area in western Nepal, was quoted as saying.

The Home Ministry said 26,000 emergency workers, including police officers and soldiers, were deployed in flood-hit areas across the country.

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(BREAKING): Finally, Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To New Ministers

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two new ministers he inaugurated about 3 weeks ago.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, announced the development on his Twitter handle.

The two new ministers – Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) – were assigned their portfolios in the early hours of today, August 16, 2017.

ALSO READ: Acting President Osinbajo Swears-In Two Ministers

The ministers were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.

Ocheni is expected to fill the vacuum created by the death of James Ocholi who hailed from the same state, Kogi State as he resumes as Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

While Hassan who was appointed to fill the Gombe State slot will resume as Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing.

The acting president also swore in 15 permanent secretaries to fill the vacancies created in various government agencies.

Details later..

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(BREAKING): Finally, Osinbajo Assigns Portfolios To New Ministers

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The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assigned portfolios to the two new ministers he inaugurated about 3 weeks ago.

The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, announced the development on his Twitter handle.

The two new ministers – Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) – were assigned their portfolios in the early hours of today, August 16, 2017.

ALSO READ: Acting President Osinbajo Swears-In Two Ministers

The ministers were sworn in in May, several weeks after they were confirmed by the Senate, due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s absence.

Ocheni is expected to fill the vacuum created by the death of James Ocholi who hailed from the same state, Kogi State as he resumes as Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

While Hassan who was appointed to fill the Gombe State slot will resume as Minister of State, Power, Works and Housing.

The acting president also swore in 15 permanent secretaries to fill the vacancies created in various government agencies.

Details later..

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30 Killed, 80 Others Injured In Northern Nigeria Triple Suicide Attack

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No less than 30 persons have been killed and more than 80 others injured in a triple suicide attack on Tuesday in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria’s Borno State, CNN quoted civilian vigilantes fighting Boko Haram Islamists in the area as saying.

It was gathered that the three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in a local market and outside a nearby camp for people displaced by Boko Haram violence in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

“The first bomber struck outside the IDP (internally displaced persons) camp overlooking the market around 6 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) hitting some people and causing confusion as people tried to flee,” civilian vigilante Bukar Kyari said.

Another civilian vigilante, Usman Grema, said while traders were trying to close their shops and evacuate their wares, two female bombers hit the market “almost simultaneously.”.

The suicide attacks occurred on a weekly market day when people from the town and nearby villages flooded the market to buy and sell food, clothing and livestock.

Twenty-eight people were initially killed at the explosion site, and two others died after being taken to a hospital in the town of Maiduguri, where they died at admission, according to a medic at the state-run hospital. The death toll is expected to rise.

Meanwhile, The Borno State Police Command has said that only 16 persons were killed and 82 others wounded in the suicide bomb attack.

The commissioner, Mr Damian Chukwu, confirmed this in a Short Message Service sent to journalists on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

Chukwu added that the command has deployed EOD to sanitize the area.

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Ondo Assembly Confirms Akeredolu’s 18 Nominees For Commissioners

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The Ondo State House of Assembly yesterday, August 15, confirmed the 18 commissioner nominees forwarded to the legislature by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

It was gathered that the commissioners were last week screened behind closed doors in batches by a committee of the house headed by the Deputy Speaker, Odundeji Iroju.

They were cleared 15 days after their names were read by the Assembly clerk, Bode Akinyelu, during a plenary session on August 1, 2017, after being received from the governor.

The deputy speaker, who presented the committee’s report, said the nominees have the requisite and educational qualifications to be appointed as commissioners.

“So, honorable colleagues and members of this 8th Assembly, the committee has done the needful,” he said, while recommending that the house approve the report of the committee and confirm all of them.

The confirmation was however secured through a voice vote after the speaker had put out the question.

The nominees are:

(1) Femi Agagu, (Okitipupa)

(2) Gboyega Adefarati, (Akoko South West)

(3) Taofeek Abdusalam (Akoko North East)

(4) Yemi Olowolabi, (Idanre)

(5) Wale Akinterinwa, ( Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo)

(6) Wahab Adegbenro (Ifedore)

(7) Solagbade Amodeni, (Akoko South East)

(8) Rasheed Badmus, (Akoko North West)

(9) Omowumi Olatunji (Akure South)

(10) Emmanuel Igbasan, (Irele)

(11) Funso Esan, (Ilaje)

(12) Olurimisi Ismaila, (Odigbo)

(13) Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, (Akure North)

(14) Ojogo Donald (Ese-Odo)

(15) Bayonle Ademodi, (Ondo East)

(16) Lola Fagbemi, (Ondo West)

(17) Timilehin Adelegbe, (Ose)

(18) Kole Olawoye, (Owo)

It is understood that the 18 nominees are expected to be sworn-in and assigned their portfolios on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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FG Makes U-Turn, Allows Electricity Consumers Pay For Meters

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As against its initial wish, the Federal Government has said that it will not oppose the desire of electricity consumers that are willing to pay for meters from their distribution companies based on agreement between both parties as endorsed by the power sector regulator.

In April 2016, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, had directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to immediately discontinue its alternative metering scheme, the Credited Advance Payment for Metering Initiative, which allowed customers to pay for electricity meters from their respective Discos.

However, while speaking at the 18th monthly power sector meeting, on Tuesday in Abuja, the minister disclosed that he has been receiving several requests from the Discos that their customers still wanted to pay for meters.

He said, “Please recall that government had in the past attempted to intervene in meter supply through CAPMI, which ultimately I decided we should wind down because of the distrust and disaffection it was creating between consumers and Discos with government caught in the middle with numerous petitions by customers who paid for meters that were not delivered within the approved time.

“Some Discos have come back to say that their customers still want to pay for meters and they can reach agreements with them on how to pay for it. Government will not stand in the way of such an agreement. It is consistent with the intent of privatisation envisioned by the Electric Power Sector Reform Act or at least it does not violate the Act.”

“What I will reiterate is that the Discos have the obligation to meter customers because they are the ones who charge for electricity which must be measured. If the customers and the Discos reach an agreement between themselves, where the customer assumes the responsibility of the Disco of his own free will and NERC sanctions this agreement, then so be it.

“The difference between this kind of agreement and CAPMI is that it is not a government initiative. However, through NERC, government will monitor and regulate to ensure that Discos do not use this as an excuse to abdicate their responsibility to provide meters.”

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#ResumeOrResign: Despite Escaping Death In Wuse Market, Charly Boy Says “Protest Continues Today”

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Despite the attack on him by thugs at the popular Wuse market in Abuja on Tuesday that nearly took his life, the self-acclaimed Area Father and entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has said “we will be at the unity fountain tomorrow ‘ Wednesday’  by 9am to begin from were we stopped.”

The prominent musician who has been leading a campaign for the return or resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari, was attacked in Wuse Market by angry protesters who are believed to be supporters of the president.

It was alleged that pro-Buhari protesters began to throw stones and hard substances at Charly Boy and his cohorts, which left many wounded and Charley Boys BMW vehicle destroyed.

ALSO READ: “Buhari Won’t Resign” – Presidency Replies Charly Boy, Other Protesters

The attack comes barely a week after Oputa and his fellow campaigners were attacked by security officials who dispersed them violently from the Unity fountain, also in Abuja.

“Charley Boy came to this market with some cameramen doing his protest here.

I was standing in front of my shop when I saw him running for his dear life, being chased by those youth,” a trader at the market said.

“They nearly lynched him, because those youth almost overpowered police security near him.”

It is understood that the musician was rescued by security operatives who fired gunshots and tear-gas to disperse the crowd.

The security operatives later returned to remove Charly Boy’s vehicles from the market, using tear-gas to disperse the protesters who tried to stop them.

Also speaking on the attack, in a flurry of tweets, Deji Adeyanju, one of the leaders of the ‘ResumeOrResign’ group, said some youths attacked them when they moved to the market in the course of their protest.

“We just went to Wuse market for mobilization against 100 days event tomorrow & a regular face at Unity Fountain brought thugs to attack us,” Deji wrote on Twitter.

“They attacked us with police on Tuesday. Tried to attack us at Unity Fountain with their government sponsored thugs. Today is Wuse Market.

“Charly Boy’s car was damaged by the thugs. This is a senseless government. #ResumeOrResign.

“There are wraps of money all over Unity Fountain shared by Pro-Buhari protesters. The government says it’s fighting corruption.”

Reacting to the incident, Charly Boy described what happened in Wuse market on Tuesday as unfortunate.

He said: “I urge you to remain calm, peaceful; there is no cause for alarm. We will be out again tomorrow ‘Wednesday’ at the unity fountain by 9am.”

He equally asked for the presence of the police force at the unity fountain on Wednesday to ensure the security of lives and properties.

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Nigeria Begs ASUU To Call-Off Strike

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has pleaded with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest of the nation.

The appeal was made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, in a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press, in the Ministry, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had on Monday declared an indefinite strike over Federal Government failure to keep to the 2009 agreement.

ASUU Embarks On Indefinite Strike “Nationwide” (See Details)

However, Ngige said there is an ongoing renegotiation of the 2009 agreement between the Federal Government and ASUU by the Babalakin Committee.

He said: “The Federal Government has set up the Babalakin Committee on 13th Feb. 2017, which is already addressing the issues raised by ASUU.

“Though the Federal Government did not wish to apportion blame, it is important to note that ASUU did not follow due process in the declaration of the industrial action.

“As it did not give the Federal Government, the mandatory 15 days’ notice as contained in the Section 41 of Trade Disputes Act, Cap T8, 2004.

“In fact, it was on 14th Aug., 2017 that the Office of the Minister received a letter dated 13th Aug. 2017 from ASUU, that is, one full day after it commenced the strike.”

He, however, noted that the letter was to inform the Federal Government that ASUU has commenced strike, adding that this is not a declaration of intention to go on strike as contained in the Trade Dispute Act, 2004.

He further said that since the case was being conciliated, it was against the spirit of Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for ASUU to embark on strike as enunciated in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention.

“The Federal Government therefore wishes to appeal to ASUU to consider students who are currently writing degree and promotion examinations. Please call off the strike and return to the negotiation table.’’

The minister also said that the Ministry of Labour and Employment would ensure that a time frame is tied to negotiation this time around, adding that the Babalakin Committee was ever ready to continue the negotiation.

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Xtraordinary Draws: Diamond Bank Creates 13 Millionaires In 2 Weeks

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Diamond Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading retail bank, has created additional 13 millionaires in its daily extraordinary draws across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria’s economy.

With these newly created millionaires, the Bank has fulfilled the promise made by the management to make one customer a millionaire every working day in the month of August.

According to the Bank, 18 more Nigerians will become millionaires before the end of September, adding that the daily xtraordinary draws are not just only meant to reward its loyal customers and potential customers but also to show appreciation to Nigerians for the trust and confidence in its array of financial products and services.

Among the newly created millionaires, a lucky customer from the Bank’s Branch in Warri, Delta State, Daniel Chijioke Jombo, emerged as the winner of Salary for Life, the star prize. He will receive N100,000.00 every month for the next 20 years. Two more customers are expected to emerge as the winners of salary for life in August and September while 15 more millionaires will be created in the remaining days in August.

L - R: Osita Ede, Head, Mass market; Aishah Ahmad, Head, Consumer Banking, all of Diamond Bank Plc; Mamiska Kanayochukwu, N1million Winner, Diamond Xtraordinary  Wins; and Chioma Omeruah aka Chigul, DiamondXtra Season 9 Ambassador, at the cheque presentation ceremony for Winners of  the Diamond Xtraordinary Wins Reward Scheme held in Lagos recently.

L – R: Osita Ede, Head, Mass market; Aishah Ahmad, Head, Consumer Banking, all of Diamond Bank Plc; Mamiska Kanayochukwu, N1million Winner, Diamond Xtraordinary Wins; and Chioma Omeruah aka Chigul, DiamondXtra Season 9 Ambassador, at the cheque presentation ceremony for Winners of the Diamond Xtraordinary Wins Reward Scheme held in Lagos recently.

In a press release made available to the press, a total of 1, 521 winners have emerged in the draws held since mid-July this year. In all, 10 customers have won N500,000.00 each, while 300 customers have won N10,000.00 each with another set of 200 customers winning N5,000.00 each. Also, 1000 customers of the Bank have been rewarded with N500 recharge cards across all mobile telecommunications networks.

Chioma Afe, the Bank’s chief spokesperson stated that with a deposit balance of only N5,000 (five thousand naira) a customer is qualified to participate in the draw and multiples of that amount increases the customers chances of winning.

According to her, the Season 9 extraordinary edition has been very rewarding to the customers, noting that the draws scheduled for the this season reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to financially empower more Nigerians by spreading the draws across the six geopolitical zones.

The DiamodnXtra initiative was launched in July 2008 and has produced 5,600 winners with a cumulative cash reward of over N4 billion.

Among the customers that won N1 million each are: Nnenna P. Enechionyia; Demian Eze Ike; Ademunmi Fatai Tanimowo; Abdullahi Ayinde Mohammed; Ajijolakewu Saheed; Nwankwo Mmaduabuchi and Elawore Ruth Onorame. While winners of N500,000.00 include Daniel Chijioke Jombo; Chigozirim Charles Oparaugo; James Uzoma; Joseph Asebakoghene; Mamiska Gabriel Kanayochukwu; Nzononye Ekeoma Udom; Amuka  Ijeoma; Bright  Ogheneruru; Chinedu M. Onyeakosi; Esonwune  Cajetan; Ferdinand Chukwuma Ugwunwa; Humphrey  Onyesoh; Openiyi Tolulope Adewole; Solomon Paul Thomas; Taofeek Ejalonibu and Vincent Izuchukwu Ofordum

Afe stated that Diamond Bank has also introduced a new dimension to the reward scheme where customers are rewarded for loyalty. Customers who have maintained their DiamondXtra accounts for 5 years and above and have increased their balances with multiples of N5000 during this period will qualify for a special Longevity draw where 10 customers will receive N1m each while 100 customers will get N100,000 each.

According to Afe, a customer stands a better chance of winning if he or she saves more as every N5,000.00 in the account of a customer represents one entry ticket into the draws.

She said: “Every DiamondXtra account customer has equal opportunity of winning in the daily transparent electronic draws. We would like to reassure all our loyal customers that Diamond Bank will constantly seek robust platforms like this not just to enrich them but to let them know that we care for their future economic wellbeing”.

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NABTEB Releases Results For May/June 2017 Exams | Check Yours Here

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The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has released the results of the May/June 2017 examination.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NABTEB, Prof. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, who made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen, said of the total number of 57,387 candidates that sat for the examination, 33,712 candidates scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, representing 58.75%.

Speaking from Benin City, the Edo State capital, the Registrar said 47,360 candidates scored five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics representing 82.53% in the National Business Certificate/National Technical Certificate examinations while only 1,905 candidates were involved in examination malpractice representing 3.26% of the total number that sat for the examinations.

She said this represents a marginal reduction from the figures of the previous year where examination malpractice of 2,273 cases, representing 3.32% was recorded.

Prof. Ifeoma said a total of 58,448 candidates enrolled for the examinations in 1,458 centres but only 57,387 candidates sat for the examinations representing 98.18% of the total enrolment.

The NABTEB boss said though the body has made progress, it was still very far below expectation considering the nation’s quest for rapid technological development and the significant role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria.

CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW STEPS TO CHECK YOUR RESULT

  1. Enter your Candidate Identification Number e.g. 38001178
  2. Select the Type of Examination
  3. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year e.g. 2002
  4. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card. The Card Serial Number has an alphabet prefix followed by digits e.g. N123456789
  5. Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card eg. 012345678912
  6. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

To have your result sent to your e-mail address, do the followings:

Follow steps 1-5 above.

  1. Click on the ‘Send Results to E-mail’ box
  2. Enter a valid e-mail address e.g. segun@yahoo.com
  3. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

YOU CAN NOW CHECK YOUR RESULTS USING YOUR MOBILE PHONES

Send SMS in the format below:

  • NABTEB*ExamNo*PIN*ExamType*ExamYear To short-code 32327
  • For example:
  • To check for May/June results,
  • NABTEB*01001001*123456789012*MJ*2012
  • To check for Nov/Dec results,
  • NABTEB*01001001*123456789012*ND*2012

Note: Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above. There should be no space in the message. Wait for your result to be delivered to your mobile phone via sms.

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NABTEB Releases Results For May/June 2017 Exams | Check Yours Here

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The National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) has released the results of the May/June 2017 examination.

The Registrar/Chief Executive of NABTEB, Prof. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Isiugo-Abanihe, who made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen, said of the total number of 57,387 candidates that sat for the examination, 33,712 candidates scored five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics, representing 58.75%.

Speaking from Benin City, the Edo State capital, the Registrar said 47,360 candidates scored five credits and above with or without English Language and Mathematics representing 82.53% in the National Business Certificate/National Technical Certificate examinations while only 1,905 candidates were involved in examination malpractice representing 3.26% of the total number that sat for the examinations.

She said this represents a marginal reduction from the figures of the previous year where examination malpractice of 2,273 cases, representing 3.32% was recorded.

Prof. Ifeoma said a total of 58,448 candidates enrolled for the examinations in 1,458 centres but only 57,387 candidates sat for the examinations representing 98.18% of the total enrolment.

The NABTEB boss said though the body has made progress, it was still very far below expectation considering the nation’s quest for rapid technological development and the significant role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Nigeria.

CLICK HERE AND FOLLOW STEPS TO CHECK YOUR RESULT

  1. Enter your Candidate Identification Number e.g. 38001178
  2. Select the Type of Examination
  3. Enter the 4 digits of your Examination Year e.g. 2002
  4. Enter the Card Serial Number found on the reverse side of your Scratch card. The Card Serial Number has an alphabet prefix followed by digits e.g. N123456789
  5. Enter the 12-digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your Scratch card eg. 012345678912
  6. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

To have your result sent to your e-mail address, do the followings:

Follow steps 1-5 above.

  1. Click on the ‘Send Results to E-mail’ box
  2. Enter a valid e-mail address e.g. segun@yahoo.com
  3. Click Submit and wait for the results window to come up

YOU CAN NOW CHECK YOUR RESULTS USING YOUR MOBILE PHONES

Send SMS in the format below:

  • NABTEB*ExamNo*PIN*ExamType*ExamYear To short-code 32327
  • For example:
  • To check for May/June results,
  • NABTEB*01001001*123456789012*MJ*2012
  • To check for Nov/Dec results,
  • NABTEB*01001001*123456789012*ND*2012

Note: Ensure you adhere strictly to the format above. There should be no space in the message. Wait for your result to be delivered to your mobile phone via sms.

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(BREAKING): Sokoto State House Of Assembly Deputy Leader Impeached

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Alhaji Kabiru Ibrahim (APC- Kware), the Deputy Leader of the Sokoto State House of Assembly, has been impeached following a no-confidence vote passed by members.

Ibrahim’s impeachment was announced by the Speaker, Alhaji Salihu Maidaji, following the resolve of the House at a plenary on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

It is understood that his removal was endorsed by the 21 members.

“I have received a letter of vote of no confidence in the Deputy House Leader duly signed by 21 members of the Assembly in accordance with Order Six, Section 11, subsection (3) of the Standing Orders of Sokoto State House of Assembly 2014 as amended.

“The signatures of the 21 members that passed the votes of no confidence in Kabiru Ibrahim, member representing Kware as Deputy House Leader are hereby accepted.

“Consequently, we replace him with Alhaji Ibrahim Sarki as the new Deputy House Leader (APC- Sokoto North II),” a statement issued by the speaker said.

In an interview with newsmen after the impeachment, the House Leader, Alhaji Garba Bello (APC- Yabo), noted that the vote of no confidence followed constitutional breaches by Ibrahim.

He accused Ibrahim of engaging in some political activities ahead of the 2019 General Elections in violation of INEC guidelines.

“Ibrahim arranged a delegation with other members to mobilise in support of a governorship aspirant and as such he breached our Standing Orders.”

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