Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, The Secret Behind Current Infrastructure Development In Dunukofia LGA!(Pictures)

Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, the secret behind current infrastructure development in Dunukofia LGA!


A good friend is someone you can rely on and trust,when Gully Erosion was about to end a community in Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA, you (Cheleku) saw the cries of our people ,you sponsor the sponsor and lobby a motion to end gully Erosion in Dunukofia constituency came and won it. Through our Able Governor Willie Obiano and the government through its Rapid Response Team (RRT) on Environment led by the Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Arc. Michael Okonkwo swung into action and today, huge embankments are being constructed to check the gully erosion, Simple because Chief Whip of Anambra State House of Assembly is involved.

you (Cheleku) are always there whenever we need you the most. Good friends and leaders like you are hard to find.

Hon Lawrence Ezeudu is Test and Trusted!

The current Chief Whip of Anambra State House of Assembly is a creative man that is always motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others and that’s reason many greedy politicians and Godfathers find it difficult to understand , subdue (pedal) or witch-hunt him.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”l and I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu has learned to overcome failures and distractions from Intruders in Apga and he also learned to tolerate it, but never accept it.
End of Gully Erosion in Ukpo can’t be complete without mentioning Hon Lawrence Ezeudu (Pictures speaks)
NB :Fight Against Hon Lawrence Ezeudu is Fight against our great party APGA, Gov Willie Obiano, Chief Victor Oye and Dunukofia Constituency.
Court Case Loading and the Evil Secret behind Take Over Loading.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson (John the Baptist (Lonely Voice) of Dunukofia LGA.

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Breaking News :Kaduna Govt Relaxes 24-Hour Curfew

The Kaduna State Government has reviewed the 24-hour curfew initially imposed on the state as a result of violence that has led to the murder of more than 50 persons.

A statement by Samuel Aruwan, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity) on Wednesday, noted that “Effective tomorrow, Thursday, 25th October 2018, residents of Kaduna are free to pursue their legitimate business from 6am to 5pm”.

A dusk-to-dawn curfew has also been enforced from 5pm to 6am daily “until further notice”.

According to the statement, the state government took the decision to review the curfew hours after a meeting on Wednesday of a select committee of the State Security Council.

The statement read: “The heads of security agencies reported significant progress in restoring calm and commended residents for the peaceful manner in which they conducted themselves during the four-hour relaxation of the curfew in parts of Kaduna yesterday. The Government is grateful to our citizens for their cooperation while withstanding the unintended convenience.

“Government expects normal banking and other services to resume, and markets to open as normal as from tomorrow. The security agencies will remain vigilant and continue to protect residents. Intensive surveillance of known pockets of potential trouble is also continuing, by troops on the ground and by helicopter patrols.

“It is obligatory on residents to scrupulously observe the night-time curfew hours, to keep the peace and to cooperate with the security agencies to keep our state safe. Community leaders are enjoined to ensure that hoodlums and other potential threats to peace are promptly reported to the security agencies.

“Government therefore urges all residents to report any suspicious activity to the security agencies and to refrain from spreading rumours and unverified information. The Security Council advises that there will be no hesitation to reimpose a 24-hour curfew in the event of any breach of peace.”

Breaking News :Adamawa Man Climbs Billboard Hanger, Vows To Jump Down Unless Buhari Resigns Within 12 Hours

Lawan Faro, a middle-aged man in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, has climbed a 40-metre-tall billboard hanger, and vowed to fall off it unless President Muhammadu Buhari resigns within 12 hours.

Speaking to SaharaReporters, Faro said his action was necessitated by the “extreme poverty” in the land.

“I think it’s time for Buhari to give way for someone like Atiku Abubakar to lead us out of the present hardship”, he cried.

He threatened to fall off after 12 hours if Atiku Abubakar does not show up to assure him of Buhari’s ouster in 2019.

“I will remain here for 12 hours to show my discontent, and someone not less than Atiku must come here to assure me that this government must be sacked in the forthcoming election.”

Meanwhile, a large crowd gathered at the bottom of the tall billboard hanger, chanting “Sai Baba Buhari!”

Faro’s action mirrors that of Nura Ilyasu, the man who climbed a telecommunications mast in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, last month to protest Buhari’s re-election bid.

Ilyasu eventually touched ground after 24 hours, after security operatives acceded to his request that he must address the press upon his descent.

Culled from SaharaReporters

Breaking News :Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary Of NHIS, Has Been Suspended.

Usman Yusuf, a professor and Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been suspended.

A source very close to the NHIS told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the suspension was ordered by the NHIS board chaired by Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, a paediatrician with an impressive track of academic, professional and public advocacy accomplishments.

Thursday’s action from the NHIS board marks Yusuf’s second suspension in a little over a year, as Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health, first suspended him in June 2017, after an administrative panel found him guilty of allegations of gross misconduct, nepotism, financial recklessness and theft of public funds to the tune of N919million.

In October, Adewole made the suspension indefinite pending action from President Muhammadu Buhari.

However, in February 2018, the President reinstated him. The reinstatement was confirmed by a letter to the Minister, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari, which made no mention of the allegations against Yusuf but simply urged him to “work harmoniously with the Minister”.

“Yusuf was not at the meeting where his suspension was announced,” the source told Saharareporters. “Apparently, he has been undermining the board, feeling no one can touh him due to his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari and the people running his government.”

Yusuf’s latest suspension will be made public any moment from now, the source added.

Ifenne subsequently confirmed the suspension to journalists, saying it was for financial improprieties, and adding that Mallam Sadiq Abubakar will now act as Executive Secretary in the interim.

Sen Victor Umeh Defense Council Motion splits Senators

Senator  were split down the middle party lines yesterday over alleged exclusion of the South from the National Defence Council.

Trouble started after Senator Victor Umeh, who represents Anambra Central, sponsored a motion on the ‘Urgent need to appoint a representative of the South East into the National Defence Council and the National Security Council,’ which incurred the wrath of northern senators.

Umeh, in the motion, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the composition of the membership of the National Defence Council and National Security Council, to comply with the Federal Character Principle, as enshrined in the Constitution.

The Anambra senator also urged the president to appoint an officer from the South East as a Service Chief, for equitable representation of the people of the region in the country’s security architecture.

Umeh’s motion got the support of the Chairman of South East Senate Caucus, Enyinnaya Abaribe. Abaribe revealed that although the issue had been raised in the past, president Buhari has deliberately refused to act.

He revealed how he led South East senators to the Presidential Villa and extensively discussed abuse of Federal Character principle with president Buhari.

Abaribe said: “I will raise two points because the matter of the exclusion of the South East is a matter we have carried here…

“There is a key constitutional provision of what is being said here. Section 5 (a) of the constitution deals with this particular issue. President Buhari doesn’t have an option. What we have seen is a deliberate mis-reading of the constitution as to who the president can appoint.

“Section 8 of the constitution also deals with it. It means the president can get people outside the security circle. There is a deliberate attempt not to allow a particular part of the country to participate in the national security architecture.”

Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na’Allah, faulted the motion.

He warned that it would be an indictment of the Senate if the prayers of the motion were adopted.

Na’Allah said president Buhari forwarded names of members of the National Defence Council and National Security Council to the Senate for approval and that, since every part of Nigeria is represented in the Senate, the observation ought to have been made during the confirmation of members of the two councils.

He argued: “We are talking about the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The position taken by Umeh is a gross misunderstanding of the constitution. When this constitution was enacted, the military didn’t want a situation where it will be held responsible for anything.

“Section 219 takes care of the powers of the president. Let me say that the entire names on the list presented by senator Umeh were brought here. Senate approved it. Senate has representatives from every part of Nigeria. We saw the list and approved it.

“Let’s not politicise the issue of security. Since independence, it has never been the policy of the government to exclude any part of the country. On this matter, it will be gross misconduct to continue with this. It is also an indictment of the senate which approved these names.”

Another North West senator, Barau Jibrin, faulted the contents of the motion and called on Umeh to tender an apology to the senate for misleading members.

He raised a point of order to buttress his point.

“The assertion by senator Umeh is misleading. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is from the South East and is a member of the National Security Council. I call on senator Umeh to apologise to the senate for misleading us,” said Jibrin.

An attempt by senator Mao Ohuabunwa to rescue the day, failed. Ohuabunwa pleaded that the issues raised should not be trivialised.

“We don’t need to trivialise this issue. What the motion is talking about is specifically about the National Defence Council,” he pleaded.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who presided at plenary, didn’t push for the adoption of the prayers contained in the motion. Rather, Saraki said the issues raised had been noted.

“If we take different parts of the constitution, we will have different interpretations. The points have been well highlighted. We can’t reach a consensus on this. The points have been noted,” was his ruling on the matter.

Ikechukwu Ekweremadu :I’M STILL IN PDP.

 

I am presently out of the country on a prescheduled engagement.

In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls from friends and political associates seeking clarification on the rumours of my departure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has dominated the media.

Let it be known that my path in politics is in the hands of the Almighty God, who has indeed been very faithful and gracious to me. I’m very grateful to God for this.

My vision in politics is a system that works for everybody, a social and political environment where everybody, every section, and every tribe not only counts, but is also seen to count. As leaders, we must be mindful of this, for any system built on anything less will not endure.

I am grateful to you – members of my family, my friends, political associates, and admirers across Nigeria and beyond – for your uncommon concern. I am indeed humbled by your kind words of solidarity and support.

Please, rest assured that I am still in the PDP.

FG Moves To Reduce Number Of Children Per Mother

Federal Government has said it was working hard to come out with a policy that would limit the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday while responding to questions during a session at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja.

She said the traditional rulers and other leaders across the country were being engaged as regards this, saying that that the move was aimed at addressing one of the “great challenges” in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of the Federal Government.

Ahmed argued that the nation’s population had been identified as one of the great challenges confronting the successful implementation of the ERGP.

“We have been engaging traditional rulers and other leaders. Specifically, we have found out that to be able to address one of the great challenges that we identified in the ERGP, which is the growth in our population, we need to engage these institutions.

“And we hope that with their support, we will get to a point where we can come out with the policy that limits the number of children that a mother can have because that is important for sustaining our growth,” she said in a report by Punch.

The minister said that the plan would be sustained as it was purely a document that focused on the development of the Nigerian economy.

Northern Group Urges Atiku To Drop Peter Obi As VP Or Forget 2019

Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) has called on the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, to reconsider his choice of Peter Obi as running mate, if he hopes to enjoy the total support of the north and win the 2019 general elections.

The group, which says it serves as the umbrella body for 46 northern youth organisations, with over six million members, equally threatened to mobilize massively against the PDP if Abubakar sticks with Obi as his deputy.

National chairman of the northern group Elliot Afiyo made this known in Abeokuta on Tuesday while speaking with the media.

Afiyo, saying that the body had been instrumental to the electoral victories of successive presidents since 1999, including the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, stated that NYLF played a critical role in reconciling former president Olusegun Obasanjo with Atiku, who was his vice president.

The group, he added, had with Obasanjo on Monday night to make its position known on the matter.

He explained that, apart from the ruckus Obi’s choice has caused in the South East, which according to him is largely responsible for the impending defection of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu from the PDP, Obi is viewed as anti-North and a major sponsor of Igbo separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by northerners

Afiyo further added that over 70 percent of Emirs and other traditional rulers in the north will not support Atiku’s choice of deputy, maintaining that the PDP would fail to produce the next president should the party eventually go with the Atiku/Obi ticket.

“Atiku is an experienced politician, and he knows what happened and, as a northern Nigerian, he cannot ignore the group. I have spoken to almost all the South East governors and they told me that they remained in the PDP because of their governorship elections and after their governorship elections they will vote somewhere not PDP,” he said.

“And for us to ignore those stakeholders, it is political suicidal; so we must agree with that fact.
That was what we told Obasanjo yesterday – that as far as we want to Atiku to succeed, he has no alternative than to drop Peter Obi, and with the contention between Peter Obi’s group and the Ike Ekweremadu group, it is not political convenient again to pick a running mate from the South East.
Because whichever group you pick from, the other group will work against them.

“Then, in the North, we consider Peter Obi as anti-north. This is no sentiment, apart from the way he treated the northerners when he was the governor of Anambra state, we consider him as a bonafide member and major sponsor of IPOB.

“In fact, 70 percent of emirs and traditional rulers from the north will not support Peter Obi as the vice president.”

Afiyo was of the view that it would not be politically wise for Atiku to pick his running mate from the South West which, according to him, remains a strong base of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), advising the PDP to turn its radar instead to the South South.

The NYLF leader suggested that either Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike or his Bayelsa State counterpart, Seriake Dickson, should be considered as Atiku’s prospective running mate, if the opposition party is serious about unseating President Muhammadu Buhari next year.

“We don’t work on sentiment. As I have told you before, our group staked our lives in 2015 for Buhari. Personally, I was placed under house arrest for two weeks throughout the extension of the presidential election in 2015. I was fighting with the hope that Buhari would change things, but there is a cabal and Buhari is completely caged.

“Also, mind you, Atiku is not a saint; anyone that becomes president, there must be a cabal. So we need a vice president that will tell the cabal no and Peter Obi doesn’t have the courage and boldness to be the vice president to challenge the authorities. We need checks and balances,” he said warning that “If Atiku fails to heed our warning, then APC will win. Buhari will win hands down because we cannot support a failure, we will work for APC.”

Breaking News: Court Grants Fayose N50m Bail

Ayodele Fayose, former Governor of Ekiti State, has been granted bail in the sum of N50 million.

His second appearance before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, lasted less than 30 minutes.

He was also asked to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos. The guarantor is also required to have three-year tax clearance in Lagos.

Fayose was arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on charges of corruption.

He arrived at the court premises on Wednesday around 9am, escorted by armed security operatives and officials of the EFCC.

Fayose is facing an 11-count charge bothering on receiving illegal monies to fund his 2014 governorship campaign in Ekiti State, among other allegations of benefitting from proceeds of money laundering.