CNN Investigates Why Buhari Dumped $182 Halliburton Bribe Scandal

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Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari surely meant well for the Nigerian people. His integrity, discipline and avowed commitment to fight, name and shame corruption had never been in doubt since Nigerians have high hopes in his administration to ‘fight corruption among the elites’, in a bid to free Nigeria’s economy from Kleptomaniac. As it is a fad that “when you fight corruption, surely corruption will fight back,” aptly captures the trending conspiracy of few Nigerian Army Generals (retired) and former Heads of State who allegedly prompted Buhari to ‘let-off’ his earlier, intentional investigation of $182million Halliburton bribe scandal, so he may continually ‘govern Nigeria in peace’.

CNN iReport gathered that few weeks before Buhari made his maiden visit to United States, words reached him that few retired Army Generals who were erstwhile Heads of State were allegedly not happy with the planned moves by the no-nonsense disciplinarian to re-open the Halliburton scandal, with the sole intention to expose, disgrace and prosecute some of culpable generals and other highly-placed Nigerians whose hands may have been ‘soiled’ by the cookie-jar of corruption in Bonny Island Liquefied Natural Gas Project.

As such, after General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), a former Nigeria’s Head of State received a phone call from from General Olusegun Obasanjo, also a former Nigeria’s president where he brought the attention of IBB to the fact that they way Buhari was going about corruption-fight, he would eventually probe the majority of past administration, including IBB era. This position was echoed by another Nigerian Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar; which prompted a conspiracy theory to ‘place Buhari in order’. Abdusalami had visited IBB in his Minna Castle in Niger State, there it was concluded that IBB should stylishly pass on their position to Buhari to halt his earlier intended probe of his predecessors.

In a press statement issued by IBB through his media adviser, Prince Kassim Afegbua, it reportedly reads: “On General Buhari, it is not in IBB’s tradition to take up issues with his colleague former president. But, for the purpose of the record, we are conversant with General Buhari’s so-called holier-than-thou-attitude. He is a one-time minister of petroleum and we have good records of his tenure. Secondly, he also presided over Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) which records we also have. We challenge him to come out in clean hands in those two portfolios he headed. Or, we will help him to expose his records of performance during those periods. Those who live in glass houses do not throw stones. General Buhari should be properly guided.”

CNN iReport gathered when intelligence report reached Buhari on the position of these retired Army Generals and former Heads of State, and bearing in mind how mean they can fully engage him in ‘dirty-fight’ which may ridicule him in the eyes of Nigerians and expose his stewardship then as Minister of Petroleum in 1976 that led to the mysterious disappearance of a whooping US $2.8 Billion from Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC account in Midlands Bank, United Kingdom allegedly under his watchful eyes, Buhari quickly made a detour and issued a press statement through Femi Adesina, his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity claiming the investigation of Buhari administration would only be limited to his predecessor, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GEJ, the man who honorably handed peacefully to Buhari on May 28, 2015 at Eagle Square so Nigeria may remain united as an indivisible nation.

For the records, Buhari was appointed Minister of Petroleum in 1976 under the Murtala/Obasanjo administration. Not much is known about any scandals that occured during his tenure as Minister, but there are rumors of the mysterious disappearance of US$2.8 Billion from the NNPC account in Midlands Bank in the United Kingdom, during Buhari’s stewardship. Now that IBB has threatened to expose him, it lends a certain credibility to the rumors indicting Buhari of grand graft.

As if Jonathan knew that this would happen. In the last days of his administration as president in Aso Rock villa on May 27, 2015 during Federal Executive Council valedictory session witnessed by big-wigs of Peoples Democratic Party, he said “Some people are even calling for the probe of the government, but I think in Nigeria, there are a lot of many things that will be probed, very many things, even debts owed by states and debts owed by this country from 1960 up to this time. They say it is Jonathan’s administration that accrued these debts,” Jonathan said.

“I believe that anybody that is coming for probe must also ensure that this probe is extended beyond the Jonathan administration. Otherwise, to me, it will be a witch-hunt. If we are very sincere, it is not only the Jonathan administration that should be probed.”

CNN iReport investigation showed that Jonathan administration may have been singled-out as ‘corrupt government’ due to the fact that he was a minority-leader from Niger-Delta and obviously not a military, but a civilian leader. There are feelers from some Nigerians that this probe may not have happened if Jonathan had been a retired Army General.

For Folu Adewope, an undergraduate of University of Texas Arlington, UTA, her words: “This is obviously a witch-hunt, charade and selective humiliation with ethnic coloration under corruption-guise. I strongly believe this investigation would not have happened if Jonathan had hailed from the North and had been a retired Army General. Why can’t Buhari open the Halliburton scandal, and openly prosecute Obasanjo, Abdusalami, Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigeria’s Vice president and every other corrupt Nigerians named in the scandal. As Nigerians, we are interested in this case.”

Recently on his Facebook wall-page, Femi Adeshina, special aide to the president on media and publicity, said: “It would be a distraction for the President to begin digging into all former administrations, but for a proper take off of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, there is need to look into the immediate past government (Jonathan’s). We are interested in investigating Jonathan’s government to recover stolen funds”.

International Community watch in Disbelief
As at the time of going to the press, members of International Community, particularly the United States government is shocked that Buhari ought not to leave any stone unturned in fighting corruption no matter whose ox is gored. The Halliburton bribery scandal is seen by members of international community as a litmus test for Buhari to prove his desire effectively to combat corruption among the elites in Nigeria.

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Tanzanians And Nigerians Pour Enconium On President Goodluck Jonathan

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Nigerians have hailed immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, who led the Commonwealth election observer mission to Tanzania, over the success of the presidential poll of the East Africa country won by John Magufuli.

Recalled that Tanzanians expressed their happiness that Jonathan, who they consider as ‘a hero of free and fair election in Africa’ led other high profile observers to monitor the elections.

Paying tribute to Jonathan in a recent editorial ahead of the elections, The Daily News of Tanzania commended the former president for taking his defeat in the last presidential election “in all magnanimity,” adding that “Jonathan may very well have averted bloodshed that is characteristic of incumbent leaders who cling on to power tooth and nail, fang and claw! What lesson is there in this for us in Tanzania, pray?”

Similarly, the Guardian of Tanzania also poured encomiums on former President Jonathan, describing him as a democrat who has pointed the way forward for the rest of Africa.

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Delhi High Court to hear plea on Chinese ‘plastic’ rice in India

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea alleging that rice made out of plastic, imported from China, was being sold in the country and seeking testing of samples.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said it will hear on August 20 the application which has alleged that the “plastic rice” was being sold by mixing it with real rice.

The application by advocate Sugriva Dubey, has sought that wholesale traders of rice, pulses and fruits be raided and samples be tested for adulteration to protect the common man.

It has said that plastic rice when ingested along with the real one is not digested and leads to serious gastric ailments.

“Due to globalisation, rice in large quantities is being imported from China and even pulses are being imported from different countries, but no quality test is conducted,” the application has said.

It has alleged that the rice imported from China also includes “plastic rice” and ordinary persons cannot differentiate between it and the real rice.

The plea has also alleged that fruits, like mangoes, are being ripened artificially by using calcium carbide or other chemicals.

Dubey filed the application in a PIL before the court on the issue of artificial colouring of fruits and vegetables as well as presence of banned pesticides in them.

Times Of India

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Please what is happening to Buhari’s body odor and language?

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Shortly after the inauguration of President Buhari we read how his body whatever (some said language others odor) fixed refineries and gave steady power to our homes. The odor even purportedly arrested Deziani and recovered £13b from her in London. (Please we need to probe which of the president’s men is looting the recovered loot, I suspect Lying Muhammed because he was the first to see/smell the recovered £13b).

Please what is happening to presidential body odor?
I bought fuel at N100/liter and since Friday there is no public power supply to my house. I read early this morning that our refineries are operating at the lowest ever capacity in more than 16 years. Power generation has dropped nationally to the lowest level in 6 years.

The Nigerian economy has a gloom outlook largely because of the negative utterances of the President and his badly oriented men like the Cape Verde trained governor of Edo state whose mouth has been forced to remain permanently open to say what he knows and what he does not know.

I have never in my life witnessed a leader talking down his own country’s economy and yet wasting precious time and money flying all over the world to ask for foreign investment. You want people to invest in a country you told them is infested with corruption and ineptitude? Like seriously??

Does this President actually know that a wrong word from a President can totally collapse a modern economy? We are not operating a groundnut, cattle and cocoa economy and someone should tell the President quickly. May be he does not understand how much of the losses at the Nigerian stock exchange are due to his body odor and actual language. I thought we hired an experienced President? Did the years of solitude in Daura unteach the man or he is still in 1984 mental mode? Even with the computers they continue thrusting on his laps for photo-ops?

Let us look forward in hope.

Among the screened ministers are some of the best brains we have in this country. I firmly believe they will do their best to redirect this sinking ship. I am also hoping that one of them will be bold enough to literally hijack the executive arm from the midget of Kaduna and the loquacious Cape Verde graduate. Those two have contributed more than 40% to our current woes while the remainder was as a result of presidential loss of body odor.

Let’s produce more onions and help restore presidential body odor because we cannot afford for things to get worse than they are currently. The remaining onions can be used to spice up xmas stew. I want to wish people merry xmas and happy new year smiling. Not with a frown like I am doing currently.
If it will even help, I wish Nigeria more presidential body odor that will fix refineries, provide steady power supply and turn the economy round.

JOK

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Kenya: Co-op Bank partners with SimbaPay for Diaspora Remittances

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LONDON, United Kingdom, November 2, 2015/ — The Co-operative Bank of Kenya (http://www.co-opbank.co.ke) has today partnered with SimbaPay (http://www.simbapay.com), a digital money transfer provider, to offer international money transfer services to the bank’s customers in the Diaspora.

Co-operative Bank accounts receiving the funds will be credited instantly. The service is currently available for the UK-Kenya remittance corridor only and will be expanded to cover more countries soon.

Nyasinga Onyancha, CEO for SimbaPay commented “Our customers who already bank with Cooperative Bank or have friends and family using Cooperative Bank will be glad to see their transfers being credited instantly.” He added that “It’s a great milestone for banking innovation in Africa when we see a leading Tier 1 bank like Cooperative Bank working closely with a FinTech disruptor such as SimbaPay to deliver a dramatically-enhanced product.”

Maurice Matumo, Director Retail and Business Banking, Co-operative Bank said “We are very pleased with our partnership with SimbaPay, which enables Kenyans abroad to send money home without suffering the cost of making the cash transfer.” He added, “We hope to expand this partnership to cover more regions of the world where Kenyans live and work, to enable the economy tap the full potential of Diaspora, especially at this moment when the need for forex inflows has become critical.”

Diaspora Banking

Co-op Bank has created a dedicated Diaspora Banking department (http://www.co-opbank.co.ke/diaspora) at its Co-op House headquarters to offer a more fulfilling banking service to Kenyans abroad.

According to the World Bank, Kenyans abroad currently send home an estimated $2.5 billion annually making remittances Kenya’s largest foreign exchange earner.

How the Service Works

To send money via SimbaPay, Kenyans living in the UK with a bank account, debit card or credit card simply need to download the SimbaPay app from the Apple AppStore or Google Play and proceed to make money transfers straight from any mobile phone, tablet or computer.

For ease of use, all 143 Co-op Bank branches have been pre-loaded on to the SimbaPay platform which eliminates the need for customers having to remember branch codes. At the time of making a money transfer transaction using SimbaPay, users/senders will be required to select the branch of the recipient account and then enter the amount. In cases where a branch name is not known, the SimbaPay access to M-Pesa Pay Bill option can be used; this option requires only the Co-op Bank account number.

Award Winning

In September 2015, SimbaPay was named the overall winner at the just concluded Demo Africa 2015 (http://www.apo.af/uzeMNb).

SimbaPay also launched free, instant transfers to all Nigerian banks in May 2015. In June it became the first platform in the world to allow Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments and continues to disrupt the cross-border remittance industry with its focus on speed and convenience.

The SimbaPay app can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Android app stores.

Visit http://www.SimbaPay.com for more information.

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MainOne, Microsoft present Data Center, Cloud Solutions at Business Seminar

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Tier III rated MDX-i is the only data center colocation facility in Nigeria that has received the PCI DSS and ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications
LAGOS, Nigeria, November 2, 2015/ — In light of the current economic challenges facing businesses in emerging markets, MainOne (http://www.mainone.net) and Microsoft have called for the adoption of data center colocation and enterprise cloud solutions, stressing benefits that include cost savings and high availability.

Speaking during a presentation at the MainOne/Microsoft Enterprise Seminar on “Innovative Business Models: Achieving Improved Efficiency with Data Center Services”, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke urged CIOs and other IT decision-makers to take advantage of MDX-i’s services, leveraging the Cloud expertise of Microsoft on the Azure platform and the high availability of the MDX-i data center, owned by MainOne. She noted that Tier III rated MDX-i is the only data center colocation facility in Nigeria that has received the PCI DSS and ISO 9001 and 27001 certifications, which are critical to ensuring data security for customers.

In her comments, Ms. Opeke said “Our Cloud Infrastructure as a Services ensures quick provisioning of ICT solutions for businesses, thus improving their time to deploy new applications and services. This affords our customers lower deployment costs and streamlined expenses to enable them focus more on their core business”.

In his comments, Business Group Director (Cloud & Enterprise) Microsoft Nigeria, Oluyomi Alarape said “MainOne is a member of an elite list of Cloud OS Network partners who deliver Microsoft-validated solutions and geographic specialization. Together, Microsoft and MainOne have partnered to implement an Enterprise ready infrastructure platform in Nigeria that includes Azure-enabled scenarios. You gain the peace of mind knowing that solutions deployed with MainOne are supported by Microsoft, thus minimizing risk and simplifying your move to the cloud with data domiciliation in Nigeria. As trusted advisors, the partners are also available locally to lend their technology expertise to you while providing other services such as connectivity that improve the quality of your solution.”

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Rivers State: Wike with-holds September allocation of LG Councils

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The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, alleged that a highly placed Rivers State Local Government Service Commission source has revealed that embattled governor Nyesom Wike, whose election was recently annulled by the tribunal, has since with held and keeping the federal allocations of the 23 Local Governments in Rivers State for the month of September against the relevant laws of the nation which recognises them as a separate and independent tier of government.

According to findings by the APC which were confirmed by several sources, the outgoing governor with-held and converted the September allocations of the Councils to enable him use the money to pursue his matter at the Appeal and Supreme Courts. This accounts for why Council workers in Rivers State have not been paid their September salaries to date.

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The APC recalled that a few days ago, Wike’s man Friday and foremost promoter, OCJ Okocha [SAN], asked the embattled governor to hire the best lawyers in the land to pursue the annulment of his so-called election at the Appeal Court and possibly the Supreme Court.

The APC also noted that some Council workers are being owed 3 months and 2 months salaries because the outgoing governor pounced on and converted various Council allocations in the past , adding that several Council workers in the State have been unable to pay their children and wards schools fees since schools resumed in September and therefore have their children and wards sent out of school. A particular Council staff from Opobo/Nkoro narrated his sad story of how he now begs from friends to feed his family.

The APC called on Governor Nyesom Wike to immediately and unconditionally release the allocations of the Local Governments in Rivers State as such an act is unlawful and criminal.

“Nyesom Wike must look up to the heavens and realise that the God of justice and of the poor exists” APC averred.

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Federal Govt has no hand in our tribunal battles —Rivers APC

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…Dismisses Allegation of Desperation to take over Control of the State

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims in some quarters that it is desperate to take over control of the State at all cost in connivance with the APC-controlled Federal Government, insisting that the reverse is the case.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Federal Government has no hand whatsoever in the cases we are pursuing at the Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Tribunals across the State. It has become necessary for us to clear the air before this wicked lie being spread by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) takes root,” Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said in a statement issued Sunday in Port Harcourt.

The questions that arise, according to the party, are: “Was there any election in Rivers State? If there was, was it conducted according to the rules? The European Community and other International Observers that condemned the conduct of the elections, are they APC members? The security agents that told the Tribunal that the election was a sham, are they APC members? The respected jurists of the Supreme Court who threw away Wike’s infantile application to stop the Governorship Petition Election Tribunal, are they APC members?”

Rivers APC accused the State PDP of suffering from a guilty conscience on account of its well known connivance with the then PDP-led Federal Government under the watch of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to brazenly persecute APC and forcibly take over Rivers State. “Is PDP forgetting so soon how it used Federal Government machinery to its advantage, throwing caution to the wind? Has it forgotten how impunity thrived under Jonathan to the point that Wike and the PDP became lords of the manor, using Police Commissioner Joseph Mbu, Patience Jonathan and Wike himself to intimidate and overawe the law-abiding APC?” the statement asked.

Rivers APC, however, assured that, unlike PDP, “We are a civilised group and we will continue to pursue our case before the courts because litigation is part of the electoral process. God helping us, we shall triumph in Jesus’ name. By the grace of God, we shall be vindicated, if for nothing, at least for the sake of the over 100 APC members that were killed to install Wike as Care-Taker Governor of River State.”

It advised Wike to stop wasting the Rivers State scarce funds sponsoring some idle groups in the State to protest against the sound judgement of the Tribunal annulling his obviously fraudulent election. “We know he has no agenda for the emancipation or development of Rivers State but he can keep himself busy by either writing a handover note or preparing how to face the Rivers State people in a free and fair election devoid of intimidation and killing of innocent Rivers people,” the party said.

Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze,

SSA on Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State

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Wike pounces on, with-holds September allocation of Local Government Councils in Rivers State

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A highly placed Rivers State Local Government Service Commission source has revealed to the Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, that embattled governor Nyesom Wike, whose election was recently annulled by the tribunal, has since with held and keeping the federal allocations of the 23 Local Governments in Rivers State for the month of September against the relevant laws of the nation which recognises them as a separate and independent tier of government.

According to findings by the APC which were confirmed by several sources, the outgoing governor with-held and converted the September allocations of the Councils to enable him use the money to pursue his matter at the Appeal and Supreme Courts. This accounts for why Council workers in Rivers State have not been paid their September salaries to date.

The APC recalls that a few days ago, Wike’s man Friday and foremost promoter, OCJ Okocha [SAN], asked the embattled governor to hire the best lawyers in the land to pursue the annulment of his so-called election at the Appeal Court and possibly the Supreme Court.

The APC also notes that some Council workers are being owed 3 months and 2 months salaries because the outgoing governor pounced on and converted various Council allocations in the past. Several Council workers in the State have been unable to pay their children and wards schools fees since schools resumed in September and therefore have their children and wards sent out of school. A particular Council staff from Opobo/Nkoro narrated his sad story of how he now begs from friends to feed his family.

The APC calls on Governor Nyesom Wike to immediately and unconditionally release the allocations of the Local Governments in Rivers State as such an act is unlawful and criminal. Nyesom Wike must look up to the heavens and realise that the God of justice and of the poor exists.

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PDP and the burden of guilt

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There is something unique about the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that confounds. And this has to do with the former ruling party’s inability to be remorseful and penitent even in the face of failure and defeat.

For more than 16 years, they took the entire country for a jolly ride, inflicting unparalleled economic and political pains on Nigeria and its citizens under the pretence of bogus transformational governance.

I am very sure that for those awful years, no time was spent on serious thinking or reflection by men and women in PDP. For the most part, the party dissipated its time and energy chanting its incorrect diabolic mantra of being the biggest party in Africa and behaving like the Roman Nero who fiddled while Rome was on fire.

Quite unsurprisingly, tomorrow was never in their reckoning even when it was evident shortly before the general election that PDP would be history in a matter of time. Today, like a bad workman who quarrels with its tools, PDP is bickering and fighting people and institutions over its self-inflicted woes.

For some of us who live in Rivers State, it is most amazing how times change. This is a party that perpetrated unprecedented violence and malpractices during the last general election; this is in addition to fighting and killing its people because of their membership of another party. Yet, members of the PDP have the impudence to still criticise a judicial process that is widely believed to be fair and transparent. Wonders indeed, shall never cease.

What exactly does PDP want? Why did its members commend the same judges when undeserving victory came their way at the Rivers State National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal? To brand judges “gangsters” and “terrorists” on account of their judgment is most unfortunate especially from people who should know.

The truth is that PDP does not like order and the rule of law. Impunity is its trademark and it is now evident that they will deploy every means possible, including blackmail to protect their stolen mandate. So it is going to take a very long time to teach this party and its wayward members, particularly in Rivers State that a society is governed by law.

Anytime issues around election in Rivers State come up and people, especially persons outside the state talk about PDP’s popularity, I just laugh. For those who do not know, the former First Family spent their twilight in Abuja creating problems and disaffection among the people of Rivers State. Outside Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi who led the opposition against Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, there are strong opposition elements including the Ijaw in Rivers State.

For instance, shortly before the primaries, the Ijaw, including those in PDP felt totally alienated when it became obvious that Jonathan and his wife were backing Wike, an Ikwerre candidate even after Amaechi, another Ikwerre man had spent eight years as governor. This is aside complete absence of infrastructural development in Ijaw communities, coupled with the ceding of Soku Oil Wells to Bayelsa, home state of Jonathan.

By now, the world would have also seen PDP’s lies and hypocrisy. If truly there was election, why are they afraid of a re-run? And why is Wike and his Coterie of advisers denigrating the judicial institution because they lost their defence of a fraud? Why is Wike threatening fire and bribing people and institutions to arrange phoney press conferences in his favour?

The fact of the matter is that election did not take place in Rivers State and the tribunal has said so based on the overwhelming evidence before it. I believe that the only path to healing and restitution is acceptance of guilt. And the earlier PDP in Rivers State comes to terms with this reality, the better for all of us.

But for many of us at home, we are happy that Nyesom Wike and the PDP in Rivers will not get away with the impunity of April 11 governorship election of 20015. It would have amounted to a grave injustice, not just to the living but also to many APC souls that perished in that ill-fated election.

Ogali, a public affairs commentator lives in Port Harcourt

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