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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Agric Ministry distributes 370 motorcycles to extension agents

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Saturday distributed 370 motorcycles to extension agents to further enhance service delivery to Nigerian farmers.

Motorcycles were given to the agents as soft loan at 50 per cent discount.

NAN also reports that the minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, had earlier commissioned a "National Farmer Help Line (NFHL) Centre", meant to provide a linkage between extension workers and farmers across Nigeria.

Ogbeh, flagging-off the distribution exercise at the National Agricultural Extension Research and Liaisons Services (NAERLS), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, said the motorcycles were to improve efficiency.

"It is a great privilege for me to launch and flag-off the distribution of these motorcycles to the frontline agricultural extension workers in the Agricultural Development Projects (ADPs) in various states.

"It has become imperative and indeed compelling for Nigeria to diversify its economy, having been virtually dependent on petroleum for four decades.

"The country has realised that the most apparent sector to achieve this is the agriculture sector, which presents the greatest potential for sustainable economic development of Nigeria in terms of resource-based approach to growth," he said.

Ogbeh said that the country must therefore transit from oil-dependency to a more diversified economy, as the domestic economy is always susceptible to external revenue shocks when oil prices fall.

According to him, that informs the imperativeness for the economic diversification from oil as a depleting asset, since the country is too richly endowed with abundant natural assets for it to concentrate on tapping just one.

He said the country needed an economic diversification model that would help absorb fiscal shocks, fend-off monetary instability and provide employment opportunities for the teeming energetic work-force.

The minister said it was in realisation of this that President Muhammadu Buhari directed the setting up of four special committees, one of which is on "Revitalisation of Agricultural Extension Services in Nigeria".

Ogbeh lamented that extension service delivery in the country fell into hard times since the closure of the World Bank loans in the early 2000.

This is the reason why herdsmen will continue killing.(video)

Latest Premier League results for Week 24, 2017/2018 EPL scores

Manchester City will be seeking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season, when they welcome Newcastle United this Saturday to the Etihad.

City were unbeaten in 22 league fixtures, before they lost 4-3 at Liverpool in a thrilling encounter.

Before the late kick-off, Chelsea travel to Brighton eyeing a much-needed win after a couple of draws. Arsenal host Cystal Palace and Manchester United are away at Burnley.

On Sunday, Southampton welcome Tottenham Hotspur.

The last match of Week 24 will be Swansea against Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on Monday.

Saturday, January 20
13:30 Brighton & Hove Albion vs Chelsea
16:00 Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
16:00 Burnley vs Manchester United
16:00 Everton vs West Bromwich Albion
16:00 Leicester City vs Watford
16:00 Stoke City vs Huddersfield Town
16:00 West Ham United vs AFC Bournemouth
18:30 Manchester City vs Newcastle United

Sunday, January 21
17:00 Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur

Monday, January 22
21:00 Swansea City vs Liverpool

Anambra Decides: Live Election Updates, Results, Situation Reports

15. Ihiala LGA

APC 7,894
APGA 14,379
PDP 4706

16. Anambra East LGA

APC 5248
APGA 20510
PDP 1132

17. Nnewi South
APC 2,765
APGA 10,465
PDP 2,255

18. Nnewi North
APC 3616
APGA 10845
PDP 4157

Onitsha South

APC 2012

APGA 7082

PDP 3423



APC 7,894

APGA 14,379

PDP 4706

Awka North

ACP 3727

APGA 7162

PDP 3347

Orumba North LGA

APGA 8,766

APC- 3,551

PDP- 3,865

Onitsha North LGA 

ADC 31
APC 3808
APDA 133
APGA 1138
DA 04
DPC 03
LP 14
NPC 09
NUP 02
PDC 16
PDP 4143

ADC 79
ATP 53
APC 5807
APGA 13167
APP 77
DA 14
DPC 15
GPN 02
HDP 03
ID 0
LP 196
PDP 4073
Anambra Election: Ekwusigo LGA (OFFICIAL RESULT)
AA 03
ACD 11
ADC 17
APP 37
APC 5412
APGA 8595
GPN 05
ID 0
LP 34
CPN 02
PDC 17
PDP 3856
UPP 320
YPP 02
Orumba South 
AA 2
ACD 11
ADC 29
ADP 16
APC 3808
APGA 8125
LP 48
PDP 2412


AD 12


ACD 13


ADC 31

ADP 36

APC 5297

APDA 109

APGA 11237

APP 21

DA 7

DPC 16



ID 2


LP 56









PDC 46
PDP 6554

Ayamelum LGA

AA 1





ADP 15

APC 5412


APGA 14593



LP 37

PDP 2323


ACD 14
ADC 40
ADP 37
APC 6167
APDA 180
APGA 18957
ID 2
LP 43
PDC 21
PDP 5354

Dunukofia LGA

 AA 4



ADC 14

ADP 30

APC 7016

APGA: 8, 575


LP 18






PDP 1530


UPP 106

10:05Njikoka LGA

Governor Wille Obiano has Njikoka won LGA in the yesterday's governorship election in Anambra State.

Obiano's APGA got 16944 while APC 5756 and PDP polled 3477 votes.

Soldiers finally open Niger Bridge


Soldiers have finally opened up the Niger Bridge from the Asaba axis as they allowed travelers, who been trapped since morning access to continue their journeys.

The travellers heave a sigh of relief with the soldiers assisted by mobile policemen controlling serious traffic at the head bridge.

Many of the traders carried their baggages on their heads because of the difficulty in getting transportation to cross over to Onitsha.

Umuono Hall 007, Nise Ward 2, Awka-South LGA.
APGA – 98
APC – 29
PDP – 4
PPA – 2
UPP – 0

umuike obuofu pulling Booth No,022.

APGA 124.
APC 55,
PDP 24.

Amakpu-agwa Ifite Nteje

Ward 10; PU 003 NJIKOKA Local Government.
AA – 1
AGAP – 2
APC – 80
APDA – 1
APGA – 153
DPC – 1
PDP – 11

APGA 121
PDP 26
APC 14

Community Sec. Sch.(007), Nawfija.

APC 16


PDP 39




Tawaga, Uruagu ward 2, results

APC= 58

APGA= 148



PDP= 75

09 ward 1 Ekwulobia


APC 24

PDP 13

LIVE UPDATE: Ugwu Nduka Aguleri Polling Unit


APGA 310,

APP 2, ADP 1,

APC 0, PDP 0,

UPP 1,


Ukwu mango Iyiowa.

Apga 60.

Pdp 41.

Apc, 37.

Ibekwe Iyiowa.

Apga 57.

Pdp 48.

Apc 18

Tawaga, Uruagu ward 2, results

APC= 58

APGA= 148


PDP= 75

Tawaga, Uruagu ward 2, results

APC= 58

APGA= 148



PDP= 75
Ward 006 Abator Anam






Ejighinandu HALL

UNIT 001

PDP 85


APC 72

Ihite Oha Ward (004 )

APC: – 17

APGA -46

PDP -18

Onitsha North LGA Ward 8 PU 007 ST Charles College

ADP – 1

AGAP – 1

APC – 50

APDA – 2

APGA – 94

NPC – 1

PDP – 41

Results: Ward 02 (Abatete) PU 022 Reg. Voters 560

APC – 29

APGA – 125

APDA – 1

PPA – 2

PDP – 15

UPP – 4

Results troop in as vote counting begins

Results are gradually beginning to troop in from polling unit in the ongoing governorship election in Anambra State.

Results so far sighted by DAILY POST show that the election is too close to call.

Some of the results announced at polling units below.

Our Lady of Lordes Unit 003 Polling unit 1




Unit 2




Looters blackmailing Buhari on Benue killings, other issues - Presidency warns

The presidency has warned that some Nigeria's looters are currently blackmailing President Muhammadu Buhari with the killings in Benue state among many other issues.

The presidency said the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has handled the security issues in the country better than any of the past administrations.

In an interview with Punch, the senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said those who monies from oil subsidy, federal pensions and salaries are the enemies of the state.

He said: "The President has handled security issues in the country as best as anyone can handle them. He is being blackmailed on security issues by the beneficiaries of a rotten old order, who are the real losers in an environment in which corruption, impunity and theft are being fought."

Those who stole N2 trillion from oil subsidies every year; those who stole crude oil, sold it abroad and pocketed the proceedings, powerful men and women who stole N200 billion from the federal pensions and salaries; these are the enemies of the people.

They are just blackmailing the President. Their pain is that they have been deprived of what they are used to. The message they are sending is 'we are already starving, how can we survive four more years of Buhari's government?'

Nigeria is not in danger of a civil war. It is in the throes of the larceny and the insatiable greed of political elite that has fed on a previous economy that rewarded laziness and theft," Shehu said.

He further assured that the police and the troops of the Nigerian army have been mobilised to Benue state to curb the crisis.

Shehu said the promptness of the response to the Benue crisis has been acknowledged by the Tor Tiv, James Agate.

He also said that the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom did at any point dispute the acknoweldgemnt of the Tor Tiv.

Shehu said: "Before now, the President had issued prompt directives to security agencies on the security situation in the country. He made this clear in his August 21, 2017 broadcast to the nation. In that broadcast, the President asked security agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last months be a reason for them to relax.

He said terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of Nigerians could live in peace and safety.

He went further to say that apart from the fight against Boko Haram, this administration will tackle kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes, in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. So the President's stand on the matter is clear," he added.

Nigerian govt reacts to Avengers’ threat to blow installations

Nigerian government through coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), has pleaded with the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and youths in the region to maintain the prevailing peace area.

The NDA, had in a post on its website, threatened to launch a fresh attack on oil installations in the region.

According to the militants, "This round of attacks will be the most deadly and will be targeting the deep sea operations of the multinationals which include Bonga Platform, Agbami, EA Field, Britania-U Field, Akpo Field.

"Oil installations shall dance to the sound of the fury of the NDA", they said.

Reacting, Boroh, also Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, said: "Irrespective of our political, ethnic and religious affiliations, we must not forget that we are one people with one destiny.

"This means, we cannot move a step further if we are not told how precious it is maintaining the peace of the region and that of the nation.

"We are under obligation to do all within our power to see that nothing divides us in spite of our different political affiliations", he told NAN.

The presidential aide said he has been meeting with stakeholders from the region and also the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) to strategise toward bringing lasting peace to the region, which he added should be everybody's business.

According to him, maintaining the peace goes beyond speaking peace to upholding the values of the Niger Delta and patriotism which are key to the region's stability.

"Let's not destroy public facilities, for the fact that we are aggrieved in one way or the other should not give us the audacity to bomb oil pipelines.

"Researchers reported that such action will deteriorate the environment faster than we think, thereby causing the government undue pressure in replacing damaged infrastructures.

"Let's say no to violence, let's stop taking laws into our hands. There's no good side of violence. Violence brings in tears and sorrow," he said.

US gov​t​ shut down on Trump’s first anniversary

The United States government officially shut down for the first time since 2013 over division in a dispute on immigration and border security.

Senators on Friday failed to reach an agreement on a short-term spending bill through Feb. 16.

The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short with only 50 democrats supporting it before its deadline.

The shutdown formally began on Saturday, the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration after huddled negotiations by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in the last minutes before midnight were unsuccessful

The dispute over the shutdown is expected to continue over the weekend as Democrats seek a deal over immigration reform, the major area of disagreement over the bill.

Trump's administration in reaction blamed democrats for shutdown saying it would not discuss immigration until the government is up and running.

"The shutdown might be inevitable as Democrats want illegal immigration and weak borders

"Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans.

"When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders, we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform," the White House said in a statement.

ACF counsels FG on how to end killings in Nigeria

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has stated that recent attacks by herdsmen on some communities across the country demand urgent attention from those vested with power to secure lives and properties.

The ACF Secretary-General, Anthony Sani, said the situation was not beyond redemption, once the measures that can be taken to bring about peaceful resolution of the crises are urgently considered.

He said: "The recent attacks by herdsmen on some communities across the country have drawn the attention of the nation to security challenges which demand urgent attention from those vested with power and authority to secure the lives and properties of the citizens lest such challenges reach unmanageable level.

"My advice is not only to the federal government and its agencies but also to the state governments as well as to all political, religious and traditional leaders, that they should all come together and think out the best way of overcoming the security challenges for larger interest.

"I want to believe there are short term, medium term and long term measures that can be taken to bring about peaceful resolution of the crises at hand that are acceptable to all the parties concerned.

"This is very necessary because peace is a precondition for any meaningful socio-economic development of any nation.

"We do not need a tsunami or hurricane in order to know that Nigeria has serious security challenges which make the governments at all levels to need the support of all Nigerians as the nation grapples with them.

"The situation is not beyond redemption."​

I don’t want to be called “Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo” - Former Nigerian president

A former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said he would not like to be addressed as 'Dr.' having bagged a doctorate degree from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

Obasanjo in an interview with Premium Times said he does not want to affix the title Dr. to his name.

Stating his reason, the former president said he would prefer that people continue to address him as 'Chief Olusegun Obasanjo' which he adopted after leaving the military to become Nigeria's democratically elected leader.

He said: "I think I prefer to remain as 'Chief Olusegun Obasanjo' to avoid confusion. My first son, Olusegun Obasanjo, holds a Ph.D in Architecture. So when you say Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo, you might be referring to me or to him.

"But that my son is not yet a chief, so I am higher than him in that. If you say 'Chief Olusegun Obasanjo' there is no question who you are referring to. That is me, and not my son.

"There are those saying I should now be called 'Chief Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo'. Me, I don't know about that o. As far as I am concerned, that is too complicated," Obasanjo said.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Nigeria:Nigeria Ranks Second Worst Electricity Supply Nation in 2017

Nigeria has been ranked as the second worst nation in power supply as power drops to 3,851 megawatts, MW.
The Spectator Index of the world's worst electricity supply in 2017, stated this in a report released by @spectatorindex twitter handle, yesterday.
Of the 137 countries examined in the report, Yemen ranked as worst electricity supply nations in 2017, followed by Nigeria, Haiti, Lebanon, and Malawi.
Ethiopia occupied the 37 position, while South Africa and Algeria occupied the 41, 45 positions respectively.
Meanwhile, the Advisory Power Team report showed that the national grid capacity stood at 4, 000 Megawatts, MW.
The report noted that the average power sent out by the Electricity Generating Companies, GENCOs, on the 14th of January, stood at 3, 851.06mw, down by 168.58mw, recorded the previous day, adding that the peak generation averaged 4, 425mw, down by 5.5 percent.
According to the report, "On January 14 2018, average power sent out was 3,851MWh/hour (down by 169MWh/h from the previous day). 1437.9MW was not generated due to unavailability of gas.
"0MW was not generated due to unavailability of line infrastructure, while 680.5MW was not generated due to high frequency resulting from the unavailability of distribution infrastructure. 290MW was not generated due to unavailability of water.

"The power sector lost an estimated N1,121,000,000 on January 14, 2018, due to insufficient gas supply, distribution infrastructure, transmission infrastructure and water reserves."
Consequently, a total of 63.1mw of energy was sent out from Omoku thermal power plant with a constraint of 16mw.
Alaoji National Independent Power Plant, NIPP, had a constraint of 240mw which affected the ability of the plant to generate commercial energy.
Energy sent out from Delta power plant on the same day was 340.76mw with a high-frequency constraint of 100 Hertz.
Jebba plant sent out 302.88mw of energy, while Shiroro had a water constraint of 290mw, along with high-frequency constraint of 95 Hz, limiting the sent out energy to 160.31mw, while Kainji dam sent out 359.49mw of power to the transmission company of Nigeria, TCN.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

"I Want To Date Goodluck Jonathan" – US Model Who Stepped Out Almost Unclad At D’banj’s Tour

I think this girl is going crazy. Symba, the curvy American model who has been disturbing Nigerians for a while now, has declared intentions to go after married former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan because of his wealth. 
She stated that her 'baby daddy' – Aliko Dangote will have to sit down for a while while she pursues her new catch in a new video she made.
This may may sound like a joke, however, if you are aware that the lady had earlier released a message on her Instagram page saying she needed a rich Nigerian Sugar Daddy, then you can begin to think along her true aim.
Well, I wish her success in her endeavors but got to warn you lady, don't let Aunty peace catch you, else gunner is your name and she go use grammar wash you down …lol.

Fulani herdsmen: Dogara reacts, reveals what lawmakers must do

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday condemned the killings in various part of the country.

Addressing lawmakers, following their resumption from recess, Dogara decried the violence in Benue, Taraba, Kaduna, Rivers, Zamfara, and Adamawa states.

Lamenting that Nigeria was now been painted with the blood of innocent people, Dogara said lawmakers must rise up and ensure the protection of lives and properties.

According to the Speaker, lawmakers can no longer fold their hands and pretend as if all is well.

He said, "Indeed at no time in the recent past has the nation's peace and unity been so vigorously and persistently challenged. This however is the real test for true leadership.

"Our dear country is now being painted red with the blood of the innocents on account of unremitting bedlam callously promoted by cold-hearted merchants of death.

"At these moments of intense outpouring of grief across the nation, it is important that we shun buck passing and accept responsibility for these wanton killings without which we will never find a solution to this evil.

"We cannot afford to fold our hands and pretend that all is well with our country. We cannot throw up our hands in defeat.

"We have a responsibility to all Nigerians regardless of creed or ethnicity in line with the constitutionally stated primary purpose of the government we serve in, which is securing the welfare including the lives and property of our people."

Daura urges President Buhari to resign

President Muhammadu Buhari's kinsman, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim Daura, has called on him to resign from the office of Petroleum Minister and concentrate on his duty as the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

Daura who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Katsina State, while briefing newsmen in Kaduna, Tuesday, said the office of the President was very demanding and required full concentration of the President to chart forward the affairs of the nation.

He explained that the petroleum ministry was a very sensitive one, adding that it was the mainstay of the nation's economy that needed to be handled by professionals who were not distracted by any other demanding duty.

Alhaji Daura added that President Buhari, since assumption of office, had not toured all the refineries in the country to see how they were in order to map out a new policy that will rejuvenate the refineries.

"It is also saddening that the minister of state for petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, is a lawyer by training and might not have the rudiment to manage the affairs of the ministry.

"We all know that eighty percent of our revenue comes from the petroleum sector and if we don't take proper care of the ministry, the country might be thrown into chaos.

"The recent fuel scarcity in the country might not be unconnected with the policy on ground where the president runs the ministry from the Aso Villa.

"Yes, some will say that President Buhari decided to hold onto the ministry to checkmate some malpractices, but I can tell you that we have experts who can do same, remember Prof. Tam David West, Obaseki and Abubakar Yar'adua, they are all experts in Petrochemical Engineering who have proved that they have what it takes to move the oil industry forward.

"We also have thousands of graduates with PHD, and are roaming the streets. Some of which are Petrochemical Engineers who the president can engage.

"I am a core supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, and I want him to succeed that is why I'm coming out with this advice to help him move the country forward," he explained.

Speaking on the call that President Buhari should contest in 2019, Alhaji Daura said there was nothing bad in the call because according to him, "he has started some good work and needs to be given some time to complete them, so if another four years is what it will take, then let it be."

Nigerian are acepting we are trying our best - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigerians are now accepting that his administration is doing its best for the people.

In a statement by Garba Shehu on Tuesday, January 16, the president said that Nigerians were now accepting the effort of his administration although grudgingly.

The president spoke while receiving The Gambian president, Mr. Adama Barrow, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari noted that his administration took over from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that has been in power for 16 years.

He said during that period, Nigerian earned more money than it has ever done.

President Buhari said the issue of unemployment was one his administration was focused on.

He said: "Sixty percent of the 180 million people are under 25 years. They all wish for a secure future. Those of them who are educated feel they are more qualified for employment.

"We have studied the problem and are doing our best to stabilise the situation.

''We took over from a party that had been in power for 16 years. During those years, the country earned an unprecedented amount of money as revenue, never seen at any time before.

"It is noteworthy that, no matter how grudgingly, the people are accepting that we are doing our best."

The president said it was a disappointment that that he and other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States had to use strong-arm tactics to get Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian president out of office after failing to win re-election.

"We had to go through those actions because it was the only option for Nigeria and ECOWAS.

"We thank God for the role He allowed us to play in the Gambia. We believe in multi-party democracy. In Africa, it is absolutely necessary but for the system to work and one to come out of it clean, there is need for patience.

''Patience on the part of leaders is also necessary in view of ethnic and religious diversities that prevail. Leaders must be patient, hardworking and resourceful."

Villagers Capture Sea Cow, Share Its Meat After Slaughter In Delta State (Photos)

A group of villagers in Sapele area of Delta State caught this creature which appears to be a West African manatee or sea cow.

After killing the herbivorous animal, they decided to slice it open in order to share the meat for themselves.

See more pictures below:

How Butcher Was Killed By His Colleague While Trying To Separate Fight In Enugu (Graphic Photos)

A butcher identified as Ifeanyi Egwuagu, was allegedly killed by his colleague on Sunday, January 14 in Enugu state.

The deceased was allegedly stabbed by his butcher friend identified as one Michael Kingsley who thereafter took to his heels after the stabbed victim fell down and was gasping for breath.

According to Coal City Connect, the suspect who has been arrested revealed that the deceased was his friend and that they were co-butchers at Artisan quarters in Enugu.

He revealed that he is a fowl butcher while the deceased is a goat butcher and that on the fateful day, he had gone out with one of his friends named Ogidi as they went out to drink.

He further said that when they came back, the said Ogidi allegedly compelled him to buy more drinks and that he refused and that following his refusal, Ogidi engaged him in a fight which later attracted the attention of the deceased

who promptly rushed to separate them but was allegedly stabbed twice with a broken bottle by the rib side and at the lower abdomen and thereafter fled to avoid being nabbed as he noticed that the victim was gasping for breath and life.

A full scale investigations have commenced into the unfortunate incident as the suspect is helping in the investigations.

Following the information, the operatives of the Ogui Division of the Nigeria Police Force swung into action by heading to the scene where they met the victim lying down and was taken immediately to

Eastern Nigeria Medical Centre Enugu for medical attention and there, he was confirmed dead by the medical Doctor on duty.

The corpse has been deposited at the same hospital Mortuary for autopsy.

See the corpse photo below:-


Senator Okon reacts to sack of Akpabio’s ally, Umoren as Akwa Ibom SSG

Senator Aniete Okon has reacted to the sack of Etekamba Umoren, an ally of former governor, Godswill Akpabio, as Secretary to Akwa Ibom State Government.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain distanced Umoren's sack from the crisis between Akpabio, now a Senator, and his successor, Udom Emmanuel.

According to Okon, Umoren's presence in the government as SSG was to stabilise the Emmanuel administration.

"It is very unfortunate when Nigerians feel every issue is political.

"I must say that his removal has nothing to do with the perceived in-fighting going on in the state.

"So people should not make a case out of nothing," Vanguard quoted him as saying.

Udom appointed Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem, former National President of Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), as the new SSG.

Udom's Chief Press Secretary, Ekrete Udoh, confirmed to DAILY POST Tuesday evening that Ekuwen was sworn in earlier in the day.

He is a native of Ofi Uda in Mbo Local Government Area; holds a PhD in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with specialty in Computer-based Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

The new SSG is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Teledom Group and a former President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG).

Ekuwem is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA).

Herdsmen killings: Senator Shehu Sani blasts Benue elders for visiting Buhari

Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has lampooned Benue elders for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa over herdsmen killings in Benue.

In his contribution at the plenary on Tuesday, he blamed the elders saying, President Buhari ought to have visited Benue State over the incident during which the State lost over 73 indegenes and not otherwise.

"As regards to the crisis where over 73 lives were lost in Benue, it is enough for Aso Rock to travel to the scene of the crisis, not Benue elders coming to Aso Rock. To do what?", he quipped.

The lawmaker added that politicians and leaders who have 2019 on their mind do not tell Mr. President the truth.

He was emphatic that some Senators out of 109 of them were hiding the truth, a situation he posited, did not augur well for the nation.

Sani further stressed that the three arms of government were not living up to their expectations.

"Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, the executive, legislature and judicial arms of government are not living up to expectations, particularly as to the oat of the office regarding the protection of lives and property of the citizens of this country", he said.

"When people are being killed in Benue State, we are here hiding the truth to please Mr. President," he added.

He chided governors that endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari at a time Nigerians were mourning the loss of their loved ones, adding that their intentions were evil.

"The leaders are supposed to find the way out to secure the lives and property of Benue State; some are busy endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for second term in office, which is barbaric", he said.

"I wonder if indeed we would genuinely admit that the inscription above the seat of Senate President that reads 'Unity, Faith, Peace and Progress' is being witnessed in Nigeria today,"‎ he added.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Gift Ogo felicitates with Christian Paul Egilewe as he turns 24

Gift Ogo felicitates with Christian Paul Egilewe
as he turns 24
Today, Giftnaija.com admins celebrate One
and outstanding personality, which is no other
than Christian Paul Egilewe, As he add another
successful year to his age we celebrate his life
and times
as well
as his achievements, at a very young age
so much to be celebrated and
remembered for,
with several recognition as one of the
successful young entrepreneurs, awards
achievements of excellence and credibility
being a
key actor in the growth and success of the of
IKA nation.
Egilewe Christian Paul believes so much in
entrepreneurship, that is why he joined forces
with some of his friends to set up some
companies. He is a co-founder of a registered
company SQUEAK Services Nigeria, (a cleaning,
space brightening and employee trainer
company) in Owerri, Imo State. He is also a
frontier in the proposed food preservation
company set to kick off this year (2018) in
Lagos state and hopefully other African
countries. He's very audacious, which led him
to be an active member of Anioma Leadership
Consortium (a consortium for the emancipation
of delta north) where he is an assistant Public
Relations Officer (PRO) and one of the
executives of Positive Minds Initiative
(worldwide). Egilewe Christian Paul has held a
lot of leadership positions from his primary
school till date because of his God given
assiduous charisma. His love for doing good
and contributing positively to the society is so
great that was why he founded two
nongovernmental groups; LET'S LEARN 2GEDA
AFRICA (aimed at raising good leaders and
great entrepreneurs across Africa) and KEEP
IKA KLEAN. Christian Paul Egilewe is a God-
fearing youth who loves God with all his heart.
He is a staunch Christian and fellowships with
the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. CHRISTIAN
PAUL EGILEWE is widely known for founding the

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Nigerian news blogger Gift Ogo Attacks the nigerian controversial blogger who faked his death in order to gain traffic to his blog ,

The nigerian news and former gossip blogger,
Gift Ogo of Giftnaija.com Attacks cheatex jnr
who faked his death in december 2017.
The Popular tech blogger, cheatex jnr faked his
death in december 2017 in order to draw
massive traffic to his blog (PLAZA.NG).
one of the tech bloggers who raised the alerm
on january 8th 2018 leaved the crowd in
massive shock after he posted on his facebook
timeline ''i'm a blogger in 2017 i faked my
death but now in 2018 i'm alive, what am i?''.
The post gathered massive comments from
numerous nigerian bloggers which drawed the
attention of Gift Ogo.
Gift Ogo took to his timeline to call all the
nigerians bloggers as he posted
''why should you fake your death just
because of blog traffic?
end time bloggers'' he also instructed the
bloggers to tag cheatex jnr to tell the public
why he faked his death in december 2017,
many bloggers tagged cheatex jnr though he
untagged few of them as the post gathered
thousands of comments and likes from massive
number of bloggers.
Gift Ogo later took to his timeline to ask
cheatex jnr if faking of death is the latest
search engine optimization trick
As cheatex refuse to answer the public the
reason for his action

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Benue Killings: Stop blaming GEJ - Rep to Adesina

The comments made by Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, concerning the Benue killings, have been described as a 'statement of failure' by Samson Okwu, a member of the House of Representatives, The Cable reports.

Okwu, who represents the Obi/ Oju federal constituency of Benue in the House, made his comments in a chat with journalists on Thursday, January 11.

Femi Adesina had stated on Wednesday, January 10, that 756 people had been killed in herdsmen attacks between 2013 and May 2015 when Goodluck Jonathan was president.

Okwu countered this statement however, as he declared that the spate of killings in the country were not this bad during Jonathan's administration.

Consequently, he asked Adesina to apologize to the people of Benue and the entire nation.

In his words: "I think it is a statement of failure, especially at this time that Nigerians voted for the All Progressive Congress (APC) so that the insecurity would stop.

"During Jonathan's administration, these killings were not spread in the country as witnessed now. The insecurity was only in some parts of the North-east and North-central; but now there's Enugu massacre, Edo massacre, Rivers massacre and then Benue.

"I think Mr Femi should apologise to the people of Benue and Nigerians instead of blaming their failure on President Goodluck Jonathan."

Sylva, Lokpobiri behind killings in Bayelsa – Dickson tells Buhari

Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and the leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Timipre Sylva, to stop sponsoring killings and destabilizing peace.

The Governor also appealed to Buhari to prevail on his party leaders to stop aiding criminals and their harmful activities in the State.

Dickson accused them of conniving with some elements in Abuja to sponsor activities against the peace, security, stability and development of Bayelsa.

A statement signed by Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the Governor made the comment while speaking at the monthly 'transparency briefing' in Yenagoa on Thursday.

He said, "I want to call on political leaders of Bayelsa to stop destabilizing and playing politics with law and order in our communities. They should stop what they are doing in camping criminals and terrorists.

"I have issued statements before calling on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to call his party leaders in this state to order, especially his Minister for State, Heineken Lokpobiri, who is the one that has armed and equipped the people that have subjected communities to this level of insecurity.

"All the guns and equipment they have been been using to terrorize the people are provided by Lokpobiri. I have evidence that by the 3rd of January, this Kareowei and his killers from Ekeremor were celebrating together.

"Bayelsa remains one of the safest in the country in spite of the nefarious acts being sponsored by some characters. Even the incident that took place at Ekeremor happened in Delta. The military operation came from Warri. Bayelsa is general peaceful, we are doing our best.

"Thank God that I am leading the team, I call on the community and youth leaders not to join them. Once those boys they use are arrested, they spend money to silence them to cover their tracks.

"They will only use you and abandon you. They don't use their children, they use others. They create crisis for other people's community. The media should join the sensitization."

"We expect the FG which is in charge of the national security apparatus, I don't believe that the president is aware, and I have issued a statement to that effect that he should take charge, these guys are working with some elements in Abuja."

Dickson described the APC chieftains as common criminals and terrorists who should be cautioned without delay by the President.

According to him, Lokpobiri supplied the weapons which the militant was using to terrorise innocent members of the society.

Dickson further accused Sylva of leaving behind a legacy of cultism and violence as governor and advised him against giving guns to militant leaders to terrorise innocent persons.

NYSC introduces new payment system for prospective corps members

The management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has announced the new payment method for all prospective corps members.

The Scheme introduced use of remita to make payment easier for corps members, via the NYSC official portal.

Below is the complete procedures on how to make payment on NYSC portal, using the Remita pay option.

1. PCM should go to the portal home page (http://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/) and follow the following steps:Click on "Login".

2. PCM enters Email ID and Password to login

3. PCM clicks on "click here to make payment".
After a successful login,The PCM will click on "Proceed to Payment," once the payment confirmation page is displayed, the PCM will be redirected to Remita Payment Engine with various payment options.

4. Option A: For Cards and Wallet Payments;

PCM clicks on "Pay now with Cards or Wallets"
PCM provides card details, pin and any other information required and if the transaction is successful, the redirect URL is loaded
Click on status of the transaction..

Option B: Paying in any Bank Branch:

Copy the RRR number generated by NYSC portal and take to any of the approved banks. Click on "see available bank branches" to view the banks.

5. After making the payment at the bank branch, the PCM can check payment status on the URL: https://portal.nysc.org.ng/nysc1/TransactionStatus_remitaa PCM inputs transaction reference number/email id or phone number used in Registering online.

6. Click on "continue" to query Remita and view the transaction detail?

7. Click on "Get status" to view the details of payments.

2019: How we will expose Buhari’s govt to Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has disclosed its plans to expose the corruption and failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

The Deputy National Chairman of the party (South), Mr. Yemisi Akinwumi, who accused Buhari of being selective in his fight against corruption, said the party would use the social media to expose Buhari.

Akinwumi speaking at an interactive session with the PDP youth groups, under the leadership of the party's National Youth Leader, Mr.Sunday Udeh-Okoye said the party's motive was to control the internet.

Akinwumi said, "Our journey to power is what we have started today, the initiatives that our national youth leader has put together. Take charge of the Internet, control the Internet. Let three quarters of what we are going to read there be against the All Progressives Congress.

"Expose their faults and mistakes, which include the killing of farmers in Benue, the fuel scarcity that is affecting all of us, the APC convention that did not hold till today.

"Talk about the fall of the naira, unemployment and others everywhere.

"Fashola said a serious government will fix power in six months. Almost three years now, they have not done anything. Things are getting worse every day.

"When it is a matter involving their members, they set up administrative panels of inquiry. If it is the PDP, they use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission. Their anti-corruption crusade is selective. Let us be reading all these on the Internet.

"They only grabbed power but they did not plan for governance at all. The campaign for 2019 would be very little if we can manage our youths very well.

"Even in the remotest part of the country, you must get something to read. Let us dominate the Internet and the airwaves to expose them. They don't have anything upstairs.

"This task isn't one I can do alone; I need all hands to be on deck to mobilise and sensitise every young person across the length and breadth of Nigeria on the need to oust the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election.

Herdsmen attacks: Aisha blasts Buhari for not attending Benue mass burial

Aisha Yesufu, the co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari for not attending the mass burial of Benue victims massacred by Fulani herdsmen.

Buhari was absent at the mass burial of 73 people killed by Fulani herdsmen in Logo and Guma LGAs of the state.

The BBOG convener described Buhari's absence as heartless and insensitive to the plight of Nigerians.

This was in reaction to a tweet by the presidency official twitter account congratulating the winner of his 2017 Season's Greetings Card.

Buhari on his page wrote "Let me specially thank @Michael_CXT, whose submission inspired the final design of my 2017 Season's Greetings Card. He won the open competition @NGRPresident organized to design the Card. I congratulate him, and wish him the best in his future endeavour."

Aisha in reply described Buhari's post as inconsiderate on a day when Nigerians were mourning death of their loved ones.

She wrote "This was tweeted 3 hours ago on the day that 73 Nigerians from Benue State killed by herdsmen terrorists were given mass burial. How insensitive & heartless!

"If President Muhammadu Buhari was to visit that same Benue today, he would be welcomed by smiling crowd of docile citizens."

Tuesday, 9 January 2018


The ceremony which held at the Unity Hall,
Government House, was witnessed by top
government functionaries that included the
Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr Kingsley
Otuaro, former Governor of Delta State, Dr
Emmanuel Uduaghan, Delta State Peoples
Democratic Party Chairman, Barr Kingsley Esiso,
federal and state lawmakers, members of the
state Executive Council, Political Appointees,
Pressmen and other dignitaries.
Those sworn in were:
Aniocha South: Oseme Chukwugozie
Aniocha South: Anwuzia Isaac
Bomadi: Williams Angadi
Burutu: Agele Godknows
Ethiope West: Solomon Golley
Ika North East: Victor Ebonka
Ika South: Victor Okoh
Isoko North: Egbabor
Isoko South: Ikpokpo Itiako
Ndokwa East: Governor Ameche
Ndokwa West: Osakwe Ifeanyichukwu
Okpe: Julius Scott Jessa
Oshimili North: Louis Ndukwe
Oshimili South: Osadebe Uchechukwu Peace
Patani: Perez Omoun
Sapele: Eugene Inoaghan
Udu: Jite Brown
Ughelli South: Kofi Richard
Ukwuani: Dafe Chukwu
Uvwie: Ramson Tega
Warri North: Aduge Okorodudu
Warri South: Michael Tidi
Warri South West: Tuoyo Taiye Duke

Benue killings: Buhari, Ortom in closed door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari and the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, are currently meeting inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The governor reportedly arrived the Presidential Villa at 10:50am and was led straight to the President's office.

The two leaders are currently meeting for the first time since the recent killings recorded in Benue state.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Bakassi may be attacked – Falana warns Buhari over detained Cameroonians

Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the immediate release of the detained Cameroonian freedom fighters.

He also cautioned against releasing the freedom fighters to Cameroonian President, Paul Biya, warning that "Since the federal government has not succeeded in completely defeating the dreaded Boko Haram sect it should not declare war on the people of Southern Cameroon and thereby further expose the displaced people of Bakassi to reprisal attacks".

The Movement for the independence of Southern Cameroonians is clamouring for an independent Ambazonia State, which seeks to break away from the domination of the French-speaking Cameroon.

Seven of its leaders were arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on Friday in Abuja.

They are Sisiku Tabe, Nfor Ngala Nfor, Fidelis Che, Henri Kimeng, Cornielius Kwanga, a professor identified as Awasum and a lawyer, Nalowa Bih.

Reacting, Falana contended that the Attorney-General of the Federation also lacked the vires to initiate extradition proceedings under the Extradition Act (E25) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 for the extradition of the detained Cameroonian freedom fighters.

He insisted that the detainees were entitled to reside or visit Nigeria without any molestation .

"To that extent, the federal government has no power whatsoever to hand them over to President Paul Biya. The detained Cameroonian freedom fighters deserve to be released unconditionally from the unlawful custody forthwith.

"Instead of using the SSS to fight the proxy war of President Paul Biya the federal government should direct the SSS and other security forces to collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force to fish out the criminal elements that have unleashed mayhem on the people of Benue State", he said.

Falana argued that since the Cameroonians entered Nigeria legitimately their arrest and detention by the federal government cannot be justified under the law.

"As Africans the detainees are entitled to the human rights to personal liberty, freedom of association and freedom of expression guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution.

"Furthermore, their unquestionable and inalienable right to self determination is protected by Article 20 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights which has been ratified by both Nigeria and Cameroon.

"Having failed to crush the ideas which recently led to the demand for the State of Biafra by the members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra the (IPOB), the federal government should not attempt to provoke the marginalized people of Southern Cameroon by frustrating their legitimate demand for an independent state of Ambazonia," he added.

PDP national deputy chairman supports Mbaka’s prophesy on Governor Dankwambo

The national deputy chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Babayo Garba Gamawa, has said the party will be glad to have Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as its flag bearer in 2019.

Senator Gamawa stated this in reaction to the reported endorsement of the governor by popular Enugu State-based cleric, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka.

According to Gamawa, Governor Dankwambo has what it takes to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari come 2019.

Senator Babayo is of the opinion that Governor Dankwambo will make a good leader.

"Only Allah knows the future, but there are people from different faiths who make predictions which sometimes become real and sometimes don't. If his (Mbaka's) prediction becomes reality, we will definitely be glad to have Governor Dankwambo as our flag bearer.

"He (Dankwambo) has transformed Gombe state in the past seven years and going by his record, having excelled in his professional career to the rank of Accountant General of the Federation and later governor, he is qualified to be the flag bearer of the PDP come 2019,"  he said.

Senator Gamawa went on to say the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration led by President Buhari had been inflicting hardship on the Nigerian masses since coming to power in 2015.

"If you are presiding over the affairs of a government, you are expected to introduce policies that will impact positively on the lives of the populace.

"You cannot compare life during the PDP and now; things are tough and people are in hardship while prices of goods in the markets have skyrocketed,"  he said.

He also debunked claims by the APC that the hardship was due to economic recession as result of PDP's mismanagement of funds.

"Economic recession is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. It is a global phenomenon. If you go through the economic books, recession is something that comes once in a while, whether you apply something or not it will go. But what matters is how you manage the economy to come out quickly.

"Governor Dankwambo knows how to manage finances going by his discipline as a professional accountant and apart from him, we have so many others in our party who have ideas," he added.

Governor Dankwambo recently won the heart of many young Nigerians when he declared his support for calls to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

"I wholeheartedly support Nigerians in the call for #EndSARS. Those charged with the protection of Nigerian lives and property have now become the danger to those they are supposed to protect.

"However, I believe that we need more reforms in the Nigeria police," the governor said in a tweet.

Breaking: PDP wins all 22 LG chairmanship seats in Delta state polls

Delta state Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) has announced results of 23 out of the 25 local government areas in the Saturday local government council election, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP winning all seats.

Announcing the results in the headquarters of DSIEC in Asaba, the various local government Returning Officers who took their turns to announce results, said the election was contested for by political parties who fielded candidates for the polls.

Chairman of the Commission, Chief Mike Ogbodu said byelection would be held in Ughelli North and Ethiope East, while result of Ika.

Delta LG Polls Result as declared by various LGA Returning Officers at DSIEC Asaba.
The Result as announced:-

Isoko South
APC 4,372.
PDP 79,784

Isoko North 
APC 5394.
PDP 78, 952.

Ika North East.
APC 2,839.
PDP 71,124.

Ethiope West LGA.
APC 4,403.
PDP 46,307.

Patani LGA.
APC 277,
PDP 35,752.

Burutu LGA.
APC 2,791.
PDP 83,897.

Bomadi LGA.
APC 1,079.
PDP 74,857.

Aniocha South LGA.
APC 11,250.
PDP 26,943.

Aniocha North LGA.
APC 2,798.
PDP 25, 272.

Ndokwa West LGA.
APC 2,107.
PDP 66,921.

Ndokwa East LGA.
APC 126
PDP 44,195.

Oshimili South LGA.
APC 1,898.
PDP 46,183.

Sapele LGA.
APC 4,533.
PDP 77,902.

Udu LGA.
APC 5,491.
PDP  62,668.

Ughelli South LGA.
APC 2,878
PDP 46,941.

Uvwie LGA.
APC 593.
PDP 103,308.

Ukwuani LGA.
APC 5,611.
PDP 32,858.

Warri South LGA.
APC 2,806.
PDP 92,564.

Warri North  LGA.
APC 6,221
PDP 48,076.

Warri South West LGA.
APC 1,751.
PDP 107,973.