2019 Presidency: Al-Mustapha Blasted Military For Failure To Submit Certificate

The presidential candidate of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Hamza Al-Mustapha, has also blamed the Military for his failure to submit academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country are expected to submit certain documents, including their academic credentials to INEC.

But Al-Mustapha, a retired major in the Nigerian army, told the commission his documents were in possession of the military.

In his particulars submitted to the commission, Al-Mustapha said the military has “refused” to release his academic certificates, despite court orders asking them to do so.

He said: “I was a victim of persecution for 15 years over deliberate trump of charges. I was, however, exonerated and freed of the wanton charges vide court of appeal ruling on 12 July 2013.

“My entire personal documents including my certificates and awards were taken by the then government in 1998.

“Formal complaints were registered before the high court of Lagos (2000 – 2001) and federal high court, Lagos division, (2004 – 2007) but the government refused to obey court orders till today.

“However, Nigeria army (my employer – 1983 – 2013) is in custody of the certificates this application is asking of.”

President Muhammadu Buhari also failed to submit his academic credentials, saying they are with the military.

Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd not Capital Oil PLC-Amb Adichie Izuchukwu

Press release

Our attention has been drawn to news making the rounds with regards to Securites and Exchange Commission and its purported to take over Capital Oil PLC. While this news is true, we have however noticed with dismay that most media outlets have used either our logo, pictures of our depot or the picture of our Managing Director in support of their story. In view of this blunder which is a product of lazy journalism, we wish to make the it clear for the unsuspecting listening and reading public that Capital Oil PLC and Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd. are different entities.

First off, the Capital Oil in question is absolutely different from Capital Oil and Gas which belongs to Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah. Capital Oil PLC is currently registered on the floor of the stock exchange and as such is a publicly quoted company. On the other hand, Capital Oil and Gas is a limited liability company owned by Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah and is not quoted. Hence, Capital Oil and Gas has no business with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Capital Oil PLC is less popular than Capital Oil and Gas which is why everyone assumes Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah’s company is being referred to anytime Capital Oil is being mentioned. This is very wrong.

Please find below, a graphic illustration showing the logos of Capital Oil and Gas Ind. Ltd. and Capital Oil PLC. The difference is clear for all to see.

This is for the kind attention of the unsuspecting public who have been misled by the activities of lazy reporters and journalists into believing that Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited was about to be taken over by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Thank you.

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SSA Media to Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah


From the eyes of someone watching from afar, the mere presence of Bianca Ojukwu in the race to the Red Chambers should be fiat accompli. But not in Anambra State which is considered as one of the most politically exposed states in the country. Iyom Bianca had formidable opposition in Prince Nicholas Ukachukwu and Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah. The duo are nonsense politicians with almost inexhaustible means and solid contacts. They can penetrate deep down in the grassroot, enter any home at anytime and share in every meal no matter how badly cooked. It is called political kerosene. Their ways and kind of politics is the type Iyom Bianca can not and is not expected to play.

But she has many things going for her. For one her natural carriage and charisma is in harmony with the manner she carries herself. The way she selects her words effortlessly portrays someone that is exceptionally intelligent and extraordinarily brilliant. All these combined, coupled with the fact that she has a solid background that makes her to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukachukwu and Ubah. She selects her words carefully yet effortlessly depending on the age of the listeners or audience. For example she meets you one on one, stretch her hands, hold you a little longer, remind you that she is nwunye Nnayi (our Daddy’s wife) and ask you to honour the late Igbo hero -Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu by supporting her.

People that matters in Anambra State including top APGA faithfuls playing leadership roles within and outside the party happily supported her ambition.

Things started getting bad when the rumour came that APGA hierarchy are in support of her and that the Governor H E Willie Obiano asked Dr Ifeanyi Ubah to step down for Iyom Bianca. It was rumour so strong that everyone believed the story. Ifeanyi Ubah demonstrated that he is not someone that can take instruction from anyone, ignored the Governor’s advice and went ahead to distribute campaign vehicles he already purchased to statutory delegates expected to vote at the Senatorial primary. He did not stop there, he went public, disparaged the Governor, accused him of reneging in purported earlier promise to help him (Ubah) get the party’s Senatorial ticket. Ifeanyi Ubah was disrespectful, made up his mind to play spoiler and the party’s Electoral Committee disqualified him and subsequently his name was blotted from the ballot. It thus became a straight fight between Iyom Bianca and Prince Ukachukwu.

From all indication list of adhoc delegates favoured or were made to favour Iyom Bianca, that was a very good and decisive ingredients. Secondly, Ifeanyi Ubah was advised to step down for Bianca as a mark of honour to the late Ezeigbo Gburugburu, another good ingredients at least on paper. But the ingredients became excess when Ubah was disqualified, the best interpretation is that he was disqualified because of Bianca. It is a development Ubah and his inner caucus could not stomach. Ubah decided to play spoiler for Bianca by asking his supporters to vote for Prince Ukachukwu.

If Ifeanyi Ubah was not disqualified, he would have shared the votes of the statutory delegates with Ukachukwu while Iyom Bianca would have enjoyed overwhelming votes of the ad-hoc delegates which will be enough for her to win the party ticket.

I think Bianca is not being fair to APGA leaders and her numerous supporters by her stance. The party tried to help her but they over did it and it back fired. It simply shows that it is not her luck, not her time yet. The best way to respond to this is to remain calm and move on. The good thing is that Prince Ukachukwu is a very good candidate who can win the Senatorial seat for APGA.

Val Iwuchukwu (Ezeugomba) writes from Ozubulu, Anambra State.

Five Catholic Nuns (Rev Sisters) Kidnapped in Delta

The hoodlums reportedly intercepted the private vehicle of the nuns, and shot at their vehicle, injuring two nuns on the leg before making away with the other five. In a text message to our correspondent in Asaba, a priest in the diocese stated: “Please, pray for the release of five MMM Sisters kidnapped at Agbor, and two other MMM Sisters in the same vehicle shot at the leg region. The Sisters were on their way from the east where they went for a funeral.” The state Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Mustafa, who confirmed it on Friday night, said the victims were in a private vehicle when the hoodlums struck, adding that the identity of the victims were yet to be ascertained. Mustafa said the command has already mobilised its operatives who he said are now on the trail of the kidnappers to possibly rescue the victims unhurt

Osun Election: Tribunal grants PDP’s Application For Substituted Grants

THE reconstituted Osun Election Petition Tribunal, yesterday, delivered its ruling on the two Exparte Applications brought by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for substituted service and to take custody of the certified copies of materials used for the just concluded exercise.

He also assured all the parties concerned in the petition of a fair hearing and quick dispensation of justice in the discharge of its duties.

Recall that the disbandment of the Election Petition panel earlier constituted had generated a lot of fuss, as PDP members accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of a covert move to subvert justice. In his address yesterday in Osogbo at the maiden sitting of the three members tribunal, Justice Mohammad Sirajo also said that the tribunal was conscious of the fact that the members were equally before the court of the public and the court of God. He enjoined the legal representatives from both sides of the case to assist the tribunal to complete and dispense justice within the regulated period of time. The two applications brought forward by the PDP were premised on the order of the tribunal to serve the petitions and other processes on the second and third respondents, which in this case is the APC, and Governor-elect, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, through substituted means before the pre-hearing section. Justice Peter Obiora, who delivered the ruling on behalf of the Tribunal Chairman, Justice Siraju , said the tribunal was satisfied with the report of services and that there was merit in the application. Obiora said the essence of granting the applications was to bring proceedings to the attention and notice of the respondents in the substantial suit before the tribunal, as he promised that the tribunal would live up to its expectation without bias. Speaking with newsmen after the sitting, Counsel to PDP, Mr Nathaniel Oke said: “The second application was to seek the leave of the tribunal for the purpose of taking certified true copies of the materials used for the election in Sept. 22 and the rerun of Sept. 27 which would be useful as the tribunal continue sitting. “The Court granted the two applications, and gave room for two people from the two respondents to serve as observers during the inspection.”

Innoson to construct armoured vehicles for Police

The Nigeria Police Force has expressed readiness to partner with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co. Ltd. for the production of Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to assist in crime fighting. Innoson’s military vehicles produced for the Nigerian Army.

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, expressed the readiness on Friday at the inauguration of IVM Granite vehicle, 2019 edition manufactured by the indigenous company in Nnewi, Anambra. Idris commended Innoson for providing camouflaged vehicles for the Nigerian Army to tackle insecurity.

Idris, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector-General in charge of Logistics and Supply, Mr Agboola Oshodi-Glover, also called on other organisations to support the locally made vehicles. “Innoson is making history. This type is rare. I congratulate you and want to assure you that police will give you all the necessary supports you need.

He “But you need to commence production of Armoured Personnel Carriers to enable the police tackle insurgents and other security challenges in the country,” he added. Also, Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra praised the ingenuity of the company amidst apparent challenges in the industry.

“I am happy this is happening in our state. It’s only here that we’re manufacturing vehicles. Others travel to other countries and gather parts to assemble in Nigeria,” he said. Obiano, however, expressed regret that the epileptic power supply in the state had hampered some production capacity of the company.

The governor urged the Federal Government, as a matter of urgency, to provide adequate power supply and enabling environment for maximum productivity.

He also appealed to state and Federal Governments to commence placing orders on the vehicles produced by IVM.