NIGERIA: I Never Lied About My Age, Says APC Youth Leader

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 The  National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrajim Dasuki Jalo Waziri,  has denied ever faking his age in order to occupy the party's youths position.

Jalo who has received several bashing from rival aspirants and other critics including the People's Democratic Party (PDP) for alleged age-cheating,  said he was born in Maidugiri, on the 13th of April 1971.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja at the weekend,  he said APC intends to borrow from the South African example where their youth wing is well- structured.

The embattled Jalo blamed agents of the PDP for his travail, saying that he was being used as     a scape goat to discredit the APC convention.

Details to follow

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NIGERIA: FG Needs to Do More in the North, Says Misau

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 The Federal Government has been tasked to bring more development to bear in the northern part of the country.
It was also observed that if the myriad developmental challenges facing the region are addressed, this would in no small measure contribute to addressing the security challenges facing the nation.

Senatorial aspirant in Bauchi Central senatorial district in the 2015 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Isa Hamman Misau, disclosed this in a chat with THISDAY in Abuja. He condemned in strong terms, the killing and maiming of innocent people by terrorist groups.
According to Misau, terrorism is neither a northern affair nor Islamic affair, but the affair of all people all over the world.

“In order to stop the insecurity we are facing, we need to educate our people, we need to engage our people in being productive, so that they will know that they have hope, because many of our youths are losing hope.

“Somebody will graduate and five years after graduation they will not get jobs. So if you look at it, we are having so many challenges in the North, and it is high time for government to remove politics, let them come to the drawing board, let them see how they can approve, design northern region.

“The whole northern region compared to the South-west that are educated, Lagos with or without federal government presence can survive. If you look at Niger Delta, they have so many companies there or foreign assistance. But if you look at the North now, there is nothing coming from the North”, the senatorial aspirant averred.

On his ambition to represent his senatorial district at the upper chambers of the National Assembly, Misau who enthused confidence, said he was a grassroots politician and would coast home to victory at the poll.
Reminded that Bauchi is a Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)-controlled state, the senatorial aspirant said it about who can do it irrespective of party affiliation, noting that he is at home with his people.

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Newspaper apologizes to FCT Minister over false story

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A weekly newspaper, NEWSDAY, has apologized to the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed and his children over a false and libelous story which the newspaper reproduced from an online medium called pointblanknews.com against them. The baseless report claimed that two children of the Minister had stashed away N35 billion in Unity Bank and UBA as well as an offshore account. But in the letter of retraction and apology signed by the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper, Chief Edet Isong, the management of the newspaper said it regretted the embarrassment the false story caused the minister and his children. The letter dated June 19, 2014 read:

“On behalf of the Management of Newsday Newspapers Limited, I write in respect of our publication of May 5 – Sunday – May 11, 2014 on alleged stashing of N350 billion in Nigerian and foreign accounts by children of the FCT Minister.

“We wish to state that we have since discovered that the story which was lifted from an online medium pointblanknews.com was not true and had caused you (the Hon. Minister) embarrassment. We regret the indiscretion and sincerely apologize for our errors.

“Sir, we wish to inform you that NEWSDAY NEWSPAPER did not publish the said story with an intention of embarrassing the Hon. Minister or disparaging his good name or the image of his family. We have no reason to do so. We will continue to hold you in very high esteem in view of your laudable strides in the transformation of the FCT under your Administration. We shall equally continue to support and highlight your legacies.

“Please kindly accept sincere apologies and forgive us.”

The publisher said his reporters lifted the false story from pointblanknews.com believing that it was a factual report only to discover later that the report was totally fabricated

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Kano Set To Commence Students Exchange With 17 Southern States – Kwankwaso

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Kano state government has commenced discussion with the governments of

17 Southern states of the federation on how starting a student

exchange programme with the states with a view to enhancing national

unity and brotherhood, Kano state governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso has

 

The move, he further explained, “is aimed at fostering unity among

Nigerians, promoting religious understanding as well as exposing

youths to diverse cultures, environments and socio-economic

activities.”

 

Gov. Kwankwaso who announced this while receiving his Edo state

counterpart, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who visited him at the

Government House, Kano, yesterday, Wednesday, said the idea is still

on the drawing board but if accepted by the 17 states, will go a long

way in ensuring peaceful coexistence and tolerance. “Irrespective of

our differences, we must learn to live together as one if we want our

country to prosper”, he stressed.

 

He explained that under the proposal, each of the 17 Southern states

will send 20 youths to secondary schools in Kano, while Kano will in

return equal number to each of the state. He added that details of the

arrangement will be publicised as soon as all the parties involved

reach an agreement on the proposal.

 

Governor Kwankwaso then praised as Gov. Oshiomhole as the first

governor to respond to the proposal which further proves his

detribalised disposition for always making concerted effort to

strengthen unity among Nigerians.

 

On his part, the Edo state governor expressed happiness that Kwankwaso

is symbolising the the APC dream by embarking upon developmental

projects that would stand the test of time and impact on lives of the

people positively.

 

He said the investment of the Kwankwaso administration in education is

exciting, noting that at the moment, there are about 400 students

sponsored by the government of Kano state to pursue various degree

programmes in private universities in Edo state.

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I’m Worried About Our Sons By Funke Egbemode.

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Today, I am worried about our sons, today’s young men. I am truly worried and every mother should pause, take a closer look at her sons and daughters and answer this question: are you empowering your son for the journey ahead of him? Answer truthfully, after all you are alone and you don’t have to let anybody hear you.

I think Nigerian mothers have not done well raising future husbands and fathers. Let’s admit it, we have not scored above average, that is if we achieved average at all.

Take a closer look at your beautiful daughter and your handsome six-footer son. Who is better prepared for the task ahead? I know some of us had realised this and have done better than others but most Nigerian mothers need to buckle up. Our sons are not what they should be and we cannot have the society, the country we desire when we put unprepared men and overgrown boys in positions of authority. I’ll explain myself.

In too many homes, the wives are the bread winners. Too many women are paying the rent and picking bills that make a man the man. We do not need figures from the Office of Statistics because I know every woman in this country knows at least one family where the man is not truly the head. He is just a figure head. And every man who is a figure head is a sad commentary on his mother. Every young husband who waits for his wife to draw her monthly check before the monthly shopping can be done is a figure head, a proceed of a failed mother. That is harsh, right? Yeah, I know there is a place for God in what man becomes in life. It is from Him all blessings flow and only He gives power to make wealth. But did you, madam, even teach your son that simple fact or are you too busy preparing your daughter for marriage in addition to her getting the added advantage of attending the same Ivy League schools like his brothers? A son attends Babcock University in Nigeria or Imperial College in United Kingdom with a daughter but the daughter is trained to cook, pamper a man, be nice to in-laws and bring up children, all while she’s getting a degree. The son learns how to play basket ball and wash a car. The daughter learns how to bake and how to make hair and do make-up. Girls with Masters degrees see nothing wrong in going to learn dress making . Boys dust their CVs and write glowing stuff about themselves and send out thousands of job applications.

After two or three years of fruitless search for non-existent jobs, don’t our boys start ‘processing visas’ to travel to even the most ridiculous places, countries with no pastures, least of all green ones? Meanwhile, the girls set up make-up studios, start ‘mixing cream’ making hats and dresses and everything that makes money. The boys wait for the big time to arrive in one day. It doesn’t, rarely does. So the girls begin to grow in age and in bank balance. Ripe for marriage but no man is plucking because they are still waiting. See why girls are marrying late? They acquire degrees and cars, some even properties while waiting for Mr Right to come along. By the time he eventually comes along, the girl is already doing well in business, entrepreneurial skills honed. For a while, love covers the gap but men are not wired to be anything but the head. That is why most men quote how Sarah calls Abraham ‘Lord’ in the Bible. But Abraham was stupendously rich by Bible accounts. He also spoilt Mama Sarah silly. In other words, every Sarah needs an Abraham.

Inadequate, angry and frustrated, a man whose wife picks the bill soon finds avenues to vent his ire. Violence is one of those avenues. Shamelessly philandering to belittle his ‘richer’ wife is another, like impregnating the maid or a restaurant assistant. Are you linking the rate of failed marriages to what mothers have failed to do? There is a limit to a woman’s endurance and our millennium daughters have no threshold for suffering. In any case, a woman who bought herself a car is not the one her husband can threaten with ‘if you touch any of my cars…’ A woman who picks heavy bills in the home is not the one who will notice that her husband is not bringing his income home. These girls are liable to walk out of marriages too easily, too quickly.

And there is this ever present trouble of a bitchy daughter-in-law and her monster-in-law. If our sons have not earned the respect of their wives, how can we be free and happy and welcomed in our sons’ homes? The poor wife is simply going to see a visiting mother-in-law or sister-in-law as added disadvantage and a further drain on her patience, energy and finances.

It does not matter if women produce the next president and Central Bank Governor and 20 state governors, the achievement of Nigerian women and indeed women world over will continue to be marred if all we do is churn out half-baked and ill-equipped fathers and husbands. We cannot have a great society with just great women and less than good fathers and husbands.

We’ve got work on hands , girls. We’ve got to pay more attention to the quality of sons we are raising. Are we teaching them the right values? Have you sat your boys down and told them only impotent men beat their wives? Have you told your sons a man is not man if he cannot provide for his wife and children, that the ‘dangling modifier’ in between his legs is not really what proves his manhood in his home? Have you told your son lately that he needs to have extra skills to survive in Nigeria and that there is no big deal about having a first degree? We all should teach our sons to follow what they have a passion for and not sit at home waiting for the six-digit salary job. The young men that we all wish were our sons are most of the time those who made money early and you cannot make money early if you romance your CV for 10 years waiting for a telecommunication job. A few guys get lucky but we must prepare our boys for life without good luck.

Since this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Inspiring Change’, let us change the way we have brought up our boys. Let us teach them the skills that will protect their manhood beyond using the right condoms.

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Internet Fraudster Disguising As Rev. Father Nabbed In Enugu

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A student of Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra State in sixth year, studying Industrial Physics has been arrested for alleged internet fraud by the operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad,SARS, at a border town, Ugwuoba, Enugu State.

The suspect, Umeokeke Cyprian Uche, who hails from Aku Village in Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State,24,male, has been using his facebook account to defraud unsuspecting members of the public under the pretense that he is a Reverend Father domicile in Maiduguri, seeking alms to rehabilitate displaced victims of Boko-Haram in the area.

The scammer, who uploaded a picture garbed in a Rev. Father regalia on his facebook account used the scheme to swindle the public of colossal funds.

He was apprehended following a tip-off by a victim who feigned he was going along with his antics.

Premised on the complaint from the victim, SARS activated a sting operation and arrested the fraudster in the middle of the act at the verge of obtaining money from his prey.

Police Spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, DSP, confirmed the arrest saying, “He(suspect) used a pseudo name, Rev. Fr. Uche Philip to obtain monies from the public under the pretense that he runs an orphanage home in Maiduguri. He usually post prayers and ask people to send money into an account, indicating that material assistance will not be feasible given the volatile insecurity situation in the state triggered by Boko-Haram.

“He claimed he started the act in January 2014 but luck ran out on him following the compliant. Our operatives trailed him to Awka at his hideout and he has confessed to the crime.”

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NIGERIA: Protect Your Voter’s Card, Monarch Urges Osun Electorate

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 The electorates in Osun State have been admonished to protect their voters’ cards, which are their weapons to choose who governs them, and to exercise their voting rights respectively.

Speaking during the visit of the Ijesa North Aregbesola re-election campaign team led by Dr. Wale Bolorunduro to Ibokun, Obokun Local Government headquarters, the Alademure of Ibokunland, Oba Festus Awogboro urged the people to ensure that their votes count.
The monarch, who pledged the support of his subjects for Aregbesola re-election bid, opined that his community has benefitted immensely from the governor’s programmes and projects

He also acknowledged the efforts of the governor at ensuring that peace reigned supreme in Osun State, saying that under Aregbesola, Osun remains the most peaceful state in the country.
He informed the team that his people are fully prepared for the election, adding that his people are politically conscious of the essence of democracy.

Meanwhile, Aregbesola has nearly finished the processes for the construction of an International Modern Market in Owena, a border town with Ondo State, saying the project would be constructed during its second term.

Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Committee in Ijesa North Federal Constituency, Wale Bolorunduro, stated this in Owena, while addressing the mammoth crowd at a campaign.
He also said a water project has been started in the area and would be completed during the second term of Aregbesola administration.

Bolorunduro, who also said Ikeji-Ile to Ikeji-Arakeji road has been awarded, added that the ongoing Power Project in Ikeji-Ile would be completed during the second term of the administration.

Identifying building of new schools, construction of roads among others as part of the developments that have been brought to the federal constituency, he urged the people to re-elect Aregbesola to allow him complete all the ongoing projects.
Also, the Secretary of the Campaign Committee, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, said the support that Aregbesola has received in his outings have shown that he is loved by the people of the state.

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‘Ekiti Election Showcases Jonathan’s Reform Agenda’

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A political support group, Team Goodluck Nigeria 2015, has said the success of penultimate Saturday’s governorship election in Ekiti State was a clear indication that President Goodluck Jonathan’s reform agenda is working, especially as it has brought sanity in the nation’s electoral process.

Addressing journalists, the South-east zonal Coordinator of the group, Chief Ugochukwu Okeke, noted that the Ekiti governorship election was free and fair and devoid of rancour as a result of the reforms in the country’s electoral process initiated by President Jonathan when he assumed office.

Okeke specifically noted that the reforms had made it possible for the electoral umpire INEC and stakeholders to work hand in hand for the success of the elections so far conducted in the country, adding that by this development, politics of rancour and acrimony had been put aside as the clear winner always emerges without interference from outside influence.

Congratulating the winner, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, for his success at the election, Okeke urged him to use the opportunity of the mandate as governor to initiate viable policies and programmes that would serve the overall interest of the masses so that history would remember him well at last.

He also commended the incumbent Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who contested the election alongside with Fayose for exhibiting the spirit of sportsmanship by accepting defeat and congratulating the winner, stressing that this would stand as a good example to other leaders.

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NIGERIA: APC Has Legitimate Grounds to Appeal Ekiti Election, Says Agunbiade

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 A lawmaker representing Ikorodu Constituency I in the Lagos House of Assembly, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, has asserted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has legitimate grounds to appeal the recent governorship election in Ekiti State.

Speaking to state house correspondents at the weekend, he said the ‘militarisation’ of the election intimidated voters into voting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ayo Fayose against the incumbent and candidate of the APC, Kayode Fayemi.
According to him, “The fact that there was no violence or that people did not fight does not mean that the election was fair. There are questions that are begging for answers. Why was the state so ‘militarised’? Did the constitution not make provision for only one policeman in each polling booth? Was the deployment of a large number of military and police personnel not meant to serve a purpose and favour one party?

“Is it not strange that PDP supposedly won in all the local governments, including that of the incumbent governor? Why was it that the chieftains of the APC were prevented from entering the state a day before the election? From what has happened, any good lawyer can infer that the results were most likely to be doctored.

“APC has made it position known that it would contest the elections at the election tribunal. If the party does not feel that it has legitimate grounds to do so, it would not embark on an exercise in futility,” he added.

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NIGERIA: Youths Attack Ebonyi Commissioner, Others

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 Over 50 youths in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi state yesterday attacked the Commissioner for Environment, Mr. David Egbu, during a monthly sanitation exercise at the popular Ezzamgbo Junction in the council.

The commissioner was attacked by some motor park touts and artisans at the popular junction while monitoring the sanitation exercise in the state and its environs.

Also, journalists of different national and local media organisations, environmental Task-force team and others who joined the commissioner to monitor the exercise were attacked with varying degrees of injuries.
The touts vandalised the commissioner’s official vehicle and wounded an official of Elite security agency while others scampered for safety.

THISDAY gathered that trouble started when the team arrived the Ezzamgbo junction motor park to monitor the level of compliance of the people to the monthly sanitation exercise and on getting there, the taskforce team observed that people were carrying out their commercial activities, and stopped and confiscated their equipment.

“On getting to the junction, the commissioner observed that people were carrying out their commercial activities, unrestricted. On sighting the Commissioner and his team, most of them ignored him and continued their business, the commissioner ordered that they be stopped and their equipment confiscated.

“The security agents and the task-force confiscated some vulcanizing machines and carried them into the Hilux Van of the Commissioner but immediately, a man suspected to be the Chairman of the park ordered his boys to bring down the confiscated machines.

“Immediately, over 50 touts and artisans besieged the task-force team and surrounded the Commissioner’s vehicle and started bringing down the machines. When the team attempted stopping them, the touts ran inside the park, carried stones, log of woods, axe, machete and other dangerous weapons and attacked the team,” THISDAY further learnt.
Caption: Hon. Yomi Ogunnusi

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