NIPR: It’s Criminal Offence To Appoint Spokespersons Without Certification

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) says it is a criminal offence to appoint spokespersons without certification in public relations.

The organisation has also threatened to take legal action against public and private organisations that fail to appoint public relations professionals as spokespersons.

A statement by Stanley Ogadigo, NIPR Public Relations Officer, issued on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that there were skills to acquire before a person can function optimally as a spokesperson.

Quoting Muhktar Sirajo, the NIPR President, the statement read: “There are laid down rules about appointing spokespersons; the law establishing NIPR makes it a criminal offence for anybody to practise public relations by whatever name without certification or licensed by NIPR.

“There are set parameters of knowledge you need to acquire before you can practice public relations. The law actually provides for imprisonment, fine, or both.

“Unfortunately, the government too does not come clean in respect of this. Most of the people government appoints to be spokespersons are in violation of this very important creed.

“The government is either unaware of, or has forgotten that there is a law that says you cannot practice Public Relations, PR, without licence from the NIPR. In essence, the government too cannot appoint a spokesperson if that person is not licensed by the NIPR.”

In the statement published by NAN, he also noted that the organisation was doing well in the fight against quackery.

For those who required certification, the NIPR President stated that they can take advantage of a professional training programme to regularise their membership of the body.

“We have sought audience with the Attorney General of the Federation, because part of the provisions of the law is that the Attorney General is supposed to establish a tribunal that is to try and punish people found to be practising PR without licensing from the NIPR.

“The NIPR leadership in its wisdom introduced Master Class programme, a window of opportunity for people who have been practising PR for minimum of five years without licensing as part of measures to ensure that those holding executive and other high-profile positions in both public and private sectors do not end up being embarrassed when the hammer falls.

“We are educating, enlightening and making advocacy visits to let the people, especially those that matter, know that they are further killing the system by compromising professionalism. As long as square pegs are not put in square holes, we will continue to have this and even worse problems.”

It’s Official, I Am A PDP Member – House Of Reps Speaker, Dogara Declares

According to a Punch Metro report, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, at the plenary on Tuesday officially announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Dogara, along with President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, had so defected since July 2018 without announcing their defections on the floors of the chambers.

Members of the PDP celebrated as Dogara made the announcement.






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N30,000 as the new national minimum wage.

The approval was agreed upon during the plenary session on Tuesday.

The House also adopted the report of the ad hoc committee which was set up to look into the bill earlier presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.

On Monday, a public hearing was held on the minimum wage bill, during which stakeholders presented various positions on the adoption of a new minimum wage figure.

Two clauses, however, exist. First, it takes effect from the date the President gives assent. Secondly, based on an earlier clause, companies with less than 25 people are excluded from being covered by the provisions of the bill.

The bill has been referred to the necessary committees for action, as well as the Senate.

The House of Representatives, afterwards, adjourned plenary till February 19, 2019.

IGP Adamu Appoints Six New Deputy Inspectors General

Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria’s acting Inspector General of Police, has appointed six new Deputy Inspectors General of Police (DIGs).

Their elevation comes barely 48 hours after Adamu retired seven DIGs.

Four of the new DIGs were elevated from Assistant Inspectors General (AIGs) to DIGs.

They are Usman Tilli Abubakar, Abdulmaji Ali, Taiwo Frederick Lakanu, Godwin Nwobodo.

According to ThisDay newspaper, the other two DIGs were elevated from the rank of Police Commissioners. They are Ogbizi Michael and Ibrahim Lamorde.

They DIGs were said to have been promoted to their new positions on Monday.

The Fall Of Hon Dozie Nwankwo, The Coquette In DNA Federal Constituency-Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson

Coquettes like Hon Dozie Nwankwo are hiding behind High Sen Victor Umeh and Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, to perpetuate their stranglehold on Dunukofia Constituency and it is a sad development. Like grand masters of the game , the coquettishly orchestrate a back-and-forth movement between hope and frustration to the bewilderment of the masses.

Hon Dozie Nwankwo baits with promise of reward during his campaign in 2015 general election , the hope of physical pleasure, happiness, fame by association, power-all of which , however, proves elusive; yet this only makes their targets pursue them more.

Coquettes appear self-sufficient. They do not need you, they seem to say, and their narcissism proves devilishly attractive.

You want to conquer them but they hold the cards. The strategy of the coquette is never to offer total satisfaction.

Imitate the alternating heat and coolness of the coquette and you will keep the seduced at their heels.

A famous author of a classical book assisted me in describing who Hon Dozie Nwankwo is and his mission to use the influence of High Sen Victor Umeh, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu, Hon Uche Umerie to deceive our local government and also to Re-elect him for second tenure, by telling us that 2023 is the turn of Dunukofia.

The gods of Dunu na Okofia are highly against Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

At St Mary’s high school Ifitedunu, Dunukofia LGA, during Able Gov Willie Obiano Thank you Tour visit, High Sen Victor Umeh, Hon Lawrence Ezeudu were boldly to explain to us their laudable and verifiable projects spiced with practical attention to human development in every town within the constituency but Hon Dozie Nwankwo was seen looking like a dumb and deaf person, simple because he failed to deliver dividends of Democracy to our people. What a Coquettes like Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

Some days ago at Dunukofia LGA Secretariat Ukpo, he was bold enough to say that NAWGU and Umudioka are the only two communities that he didn’t execute any projects. Ever since then I have called the other four communities leader to verify his projects and was amazed that ONYE NDOZI has done nothing in Dunukofia.

I will await your coming tomorrow at umudioka, I strongly believe that Umudioka will use their PVC to retire you from politics.

Let’s see what you will vomite to our at Ilo mkpukpa,if I am your shoe (Hon Dozie Nwankwo), I will boycott Umudioka for this campaign , knowing very well that they will not vote for u because you failed woefully.

Umudioka being the Country Home of the Catholic Chief priest, Hon Dozie Nwankwo is clothed with shame because shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old, shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.   HON Dozie Nwankwo is disgrace to Ndi Umudioka, Dunukofia and entire DNA Federal Constituency.

There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.

The worst part of it is that the Coquette Hon Dozie Nwankwo said some months ago that no man born out a woman from Dunukofia Kingdom will stop his selfish ambition to represent DNA Federal Constituency in 2019,he ended up by insulting the dynasty of Dunukofia.

Dunukofia are going to vote Hon Elijah Onyeagba and Dr Richard Egenti because there tremendous developments so far in Dunukofia.

I remember How your Coordinator Hon Bertrand Nwankwo cried bitterly at his ward in Ifitedunu until the adopted political son Of Gov Willie Obiano came and rescued you.

Umunnachi,Even almighty BUDGET ACHIKE-ONUA will not save you

NAWGU :Igwe NAWGU has instructed his people to use their PVC and retire and healing center will also do the same.
The same applicable to Ukpo, IFITEDUNU AND UKWULU.

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.

Let’s use Our PVC to Retire Hon Dozie Nwankwo.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson writes Umudioka.

HURIWA Demands Buhari Impeached For Suspending Onnoghen

However, a statement by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and Miss Zainab Yusuf, the National Coordinator and National Media Affairs Director of HURIWA, respectively, quoted Section 292 of the Nigerian Constitution which does not expressly distinguishe between “temporary removal (suspension) from a permanent removal (sack)”.

According to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the CJN can only be removed with the knowledge of the National Assembly — the removal must be approved by two-thirds majority of the National Assembly.

Portraying HURIWA’s contrary position to the President’s decision to suspend the CJN, the statement read: “The power to remove is different and is even more stringently interpreted in employments with statutory flavor as in this case, but we have not even begun to talk about the power of removal. Granted that the CCT may have a constitutional role in the removal of the CJN going by a wholistic reading of the above provisions, but there is no statutory provision that clothes the CCT with power to order the CJN or any person appearing before it to step aside or recommend that the President should suspend the CJN or anyone appearing before it.

“Such a procedure amounts to denying the CJN or whoever has been subjected to such treatment by the CCT, his constitutionally guaranteed presumption of innocence and is an imposition of punishment by the CCT even before it has made a finding of guilt (which finding is even appealable to the Court of Appeal). Even after finding a person such as the CJN guilty of a contravention against the Code of Conduct the Constitution strictly lists the punishments it can impose on the guilty party (subject to his right of appeal) and the listed punishments do not include suspension or recommendation for suspension. It is putting the cart before the horse, and a violation of the rights of the accused to a fair trial, to suspend him from office while he is undergoing trial before your court when you are not his employer who has initiated disciplinary proceedings against him.

“The suspension of the CJN by the president under whatever guise constitutes a constitutional infringement of the principle of separation of powers and a usurpation of the disciplinary powers of the NJC enshrined in the Constitution. The power of removal granted under the constitution not being an absolute power but one predicated on specified conditions and requiring the participation of other actors alongside the President, does not include the power to unilaterally suspend which is under of the disciplinary powers of the NJC. 

“As we have always maintained the decision in the Nganjiwa case, in blurring the delicate lines between disciplinary and penal proceedings may have unwittingly contributed to the desperation that led to this monumental blunder in suggesting to the minds of those ignorant of the workings of the law, that the judiciary was hell-bent on protecting its corrupt members and shielding them from the reach of the law. While the current blunder is inexcusable, we can feel the reverberating effect of the Nganjiwa case in the spate of court orders and applications that has trailed this particular case and finally culminated in this desperate measure whether well motivated or ill motivated. In the final analysis, this ill-advised move has rendered nugatory whatever credibility there seemed to be in the initial revelation of undeclared asset by the CJN and transformed the case into one of ill-advised abuse of power. Two wrongs do not make a right.”

Breaking News:US ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Onnoghen’s ‘Unconstitutional’ Suspension

The United States Embassy has expressed “deep concern” over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Onnoghen on Friday, and Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed was sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Onnoghen is standing trial over allegations of fraudulent declaration of assets.

The US Embassy questioned Buhari’s decision to suspend Onnoghen, without recourse to legislative arm of government.

The statement read: “The Embassy of the United States is deeply concerned by the impact of the executive branch’s decision to suspend and replace the Chief Justice and head of the judicial branch without the support of the legislative branch on the eve of national and state elections.

“We note widespread Nigerian criticism that this decision is unconstitutional and that it undermines the independence of the judicial branch. That undercuts the stated determination of government, candidates, and political party leaders to ensure that the elections proceed in a way that is free, fair, transparent, and peaceful — leading to a credible result.

“We urge that the issues raised by this decision be resolved swiftly and peacefully in accordance with due process, full respect for the rule of law, and the spirit of the Constitution of Nigeria. Such action is needed urgently now to ensure that this decision does not cast a pall over the electoral process.”


Our attentions has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters/rituals in Anambra state and it’s environs .

According to a young lady (Name withheld) a young man walked into her shop one hot afternoon in Awka the State capital and told her that the government of Anambra state was sharing mosquito nets and they where asked to go round the whole state and get the actual no of people in the state so to enable the government know the quantity of nets to be made available for distribution .
According to her, the man asked for a sheet of paper and a pen,he inscribed somethings on it, signed his signature and handed the paper over to her with instruction that she presents it to his colleagues when they get to her shop and two nets will be given to her..

Just about then he grabbed her hand brought out syringe and attempted to take her blood sample. She quickly withdraw her hand from him and asked him why she would need a blood sample before she could pick a net and he said the government wants a random check of individuals in Anambra state to know who is sick and that the result will come along with the net.
She refused, saying she just got tested . After serious arguments the man got angry and went away.

By this post I want to notify the general public that the government of Anambra state does not share mosquito net street by street, rather nets are distributed in health centre at a designated time and proper announcements are made using local town criers to notify the community.

Please share this post widely to warn others and please when such individuals is spotted anywhere around the state, hold them and report to the necessary authorities or hand over them over to the police.
Gwazikwa ndi yadi gi.

Hon Princess Bibiana Nwankwo
SA community
Ada Apga

Protest In Lagos Over ‘Obasanjo’s Plans To Install Interim Government’

A pro-democracy group has staged a rally in Lagos State against an alleged plot by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to install an interim government.

The protest was led by the Coalition for Defence of Democracy in Nigeria (CDDN).

The group claimed it had credible intelligence that Obasanjo’s political allies were hell-bent on making the country ungovernable.

CDDN, therefore, called on the Nigerian Government to “drop its tolerant attitude and put pressure on Obasanjo to immediately call off all the attacks planned against the interests of Nigeria”.

Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Rachel Okpara, the Executive Director of CDDN, appealed to the international community to call Obasanjo, Atiku and other incendiary members of the opposition to order “before they sink the nation”.

She said: “We are telling the world that there is credible intelligence that a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is the one that hatched the plan to destroy the country in conjunction with his political allies. It was for this reason that Obasanjo released his so called ‘Points for Concern and Action’, a document that has now been confirmed as intended to incite Nigerians as a precursor to the orgy of violence that his co-planners will unleash on the country.

“We are also asserting that more than the emergence of an interim government that the Federal Government refers to, Obasanjo, Atiku Abubakar who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, and other opposition elements have their sight on an outright coup to overthrow Nigeria’s democracy. It is for this reason that Obasanjo returned to his vomit after vowing that God will never forgive him if he ever supported Atiku.

“CDDN is not going to adopt the tolerant indifference that the Federal Government is showing to a threat of this magnitude, which with all certainty will throw the nation into chaos. The Federal Government might be worried about being described as clamping down on dissent and the opposition, but we have no such political tight-rope balancing to do. We see things from the perspective of the immediate and long-term impact on citizens. The safety of Nigerians is superior to whatever offices could be won or lost by officials of the Federal Government.

“He has links to Boko Haram, Terwase Akwaza (Gana), the miscreants in Kano and the Nigerien mercenaries; he should be persuaded to reel them in so that Nigeria is not plunged into crisis. The Federal Government omitted to mention them, but we are aware that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a designated terror organisation, and militants in the Niger Delta have been contacted by a particular running mate to a presidential candidate to carry out the destabilisation in the South-East and South-South.

“CDDN hereby puts the groups that have been contracted to carry out these attacks on notice. The will of Nigerians towers above their capacity for evil and the supremacy of the Nigerian state and its capacity to respond to the threat they pose is not in doubt. They have the obvious option of backing down and calling their assigned mission off now before it is too late, because Nigerians will support the government to unleash the full strength of the state against these threats, even if it means embarking on emergency conscription to defeat evil.

“We appeal to the international community to call Obasanjo, Atiku and other incendiary members of the opposition to order. They should be held responsible since they are the ones that have been propping up the groups and individuals named in the planned attacks. The international community must make it clear to these elements that any contraption that emerges from truncation of Nigeria’s democracy will not be accepted. They should prevail on Obasanjo and his ilk to desist from the plot to throw Nigeria into chaos.”

Breaking News : Buhari Suspends Onnoghen, Swears In Tanko Mohammed As Acting CJN

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeira (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

The President announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday. 

He said the action followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President consequently swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria. 

Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.

EXCLUSIVE: How Onnoghen Postponed NJC Meeting Indefinitely For Fear Of Being Suspended

fears he could be suspended by the council.

The NJC held its 87th meeting on October 3 and October under the chairmanship of Onnoghen. At the end of the meeting, it recommended the appointment one Supreme Court Justice, three chief judges, three other judges of state high courts and a judge each for the Sharia Court of Appeal and the Customary Court of Appeal. The 88th meeting was to hold on Tuesday January 15, 2019.

But days earlier, the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) had slammed fraudulent asset declaration charges against the CJN at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Afraid that the NJC could suspend him because of this, Onnoghen — despite knowing that NJC members were already in Abuja for that purpose — postponed the meeting.

Notice of the postponement, served by Soji Oye, NJC’s Director of Information, read: “Sir/Ma, I am directed by The Honorable, The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON to inform you that the 88th Meeting of the Council slated for Tuesday 15th, January, 2019 has been postponed to a later date to be communicated to you. 

“Any inconvenience this might cause you is highly regretted. Please, accept the assurances of the high regards of His Lordship, Hon. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON.”

A source familiar with the development told SaharaReporters that Onnoghen took the step after advice from his lawyers, knowing the antecedent of the council.

“On June 15, 2018, the members of the National Judicial Council had assembled in Abuja to attend the statutory meeting if the body. To the surprise of the members the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen decided to postpone the meeting indefinitely,” he said.

“Even though no reason was adduced for the postponement of the meeting, Justice Onnoghen was not sure that the body would not suspend him until the conclusion of the case of false declaration of assets pending against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The fear of Justice Onnoghen is not unfounded as the National Judicial Council has placed all judges who are on trial on suspension pending the conclusion of criminal cases filed against them as a result of the 2016 arrest of judges for corruption. 

“Justice John Okoro of the Supreme Court was recalled from suspension because he was not charged with any offence while Justice Ugwuta has not been recalled from suspension. As Justice Onnoghen would have been interdicted if the National Judicial Council had met he was advised by his lawyers and close confidants in the judiciary to shift the meeting till a later date when the coast would become clear. The Chief Justice followed the advice and directed that the meeting be postponed.”

Onnoghen has shunned the two sittings of the CCT so far, the tribunal setting aside subsisting orders of a Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court (NIC) restraining it from proceeding with the case.

At the last sitting on Tuesday, Justice Danladi Umar, Chairman of the CCT, ruled that the order issued by the two courts directing the tribunal to discontinue the case are not binding on the tribunal.

He declared the orders null and void, holding that the tribunal was established by the constitution and could not be stopped by orders of the two courts.

He therefore ruled that the tribunal would proceed with the case, and he directed the defendant to move his preliminary application challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal.

Culled from SaharaReporters

Fake Assistant Commissioner Of Police, 213 Others Arrested In Akwa Ibom

Authorities of the Akwa Ibom Police Command have paraded one Kingsley Udoyen, for impersonating an Assistant Commissioner of Police.

He was paraded alongside 213 other suspects on Thursday. The suspects have been charged with various offenses ranging from murder to kidnapping, child stealing, defilement and armed robbery. The offences took place in January 2019.

Briefing newsmen on the arrests made so for, Musa Kimo, the state Commissioner of Police, said the impersonator used the position to defraud and  threaten unsuspecting members of the public.

According to Kimo, Kingsley Udoyen of 3, Stadium Road, Abak, was arrested on January 2, 2019 for impersonating a Senior Police Officer of the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), a position he has used to defraud and threaten unsuspecting members of the public.

“A search in his house led to the recovery of one English pistol without magazine and ammunition, portraits of the Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), three pairs of uniforms, Police belt, fake Police ID card, and other documents from the suspect,” Kimo added.

Also, a total of 213 suspects were arrested during the period under review; 111 were charged to court. While some are undergoing investigation, those not culpable were released. The command secured 18 convictions. The suspects arrested committed offences ranging from murder, kidnapping, child stealing, defilement, stealing, armed robbery.

The command also arrested some men for defiling minors. Joseph Effiong (aged 29) from Ikono Local Government Area and a security man at Royal City Central Chapel Church, Uyo, was accused of luring lured a four-year-old to an uncompleted building and defiling her on January 13, 2019. Joseph Sunday Essien of Ifa Ikot Obong was accused of defiling his 13-year-old step-daughter. Similarly, on January 13, 2019, one Edet Inyang Edem was arrested for defiling a 10-year-old and abandoning the victim at Use Offot Market Squad in Uyo.

Martins Okon Asuquo and Iboro Edet Etim, a self-confessed cultist of Red Skin Confraternity, was accused of robbing one Josephine Nkweke of Ekpene Ukim village in Uran LGA in her provision store on January 14, 2019, while Odudu Emem Hanson was arrested for robbing one Bright Uffi Okpoyo of No.1 Ebet Aya Street and collecting cash, phones, and other valuables on January 20, 2019.

Eight cultists, namely: Ukeme Etim Udosen, Victor Isaiah Joshua, Kingsley Aniedi Sampson, Ndifreke Bassey Isaac, Samuel Friday Nnana, Idongesit Effiong Asuquo, David Nicodemus Effiong, Daniel Aniedi Nnana, all male, were arrested as suspected members of the Iceland Marine Patrol (IMP). The arrest was made at Udemy plaza, Ekom Iman Junction on January 9, 2019, who attacked and almost murdered one Uduak Willie Bob of Ikot Oku Ikono village in Uyo LGA, among others.

JUST IN: 34 Political Parties Adopt Atiku As Presidential Candidate.

Thirty-four political parties in Ogun State under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) have adopted former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, as their candidate for the February 16 presidential election.

Rising from an enlarged meeting held on Thursday at the Sagamu residence of Gbenga Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State and Deputy Chairman of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (South), the leadership of the political parties and their candidates at all levels unanimously agreed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) had failed in its electoral promises to the people.

They, thereafter, endorsed Atiku.

Addressing the gathering, which also had the representatives of Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Igbo, Hausa and South-South communities, as well as the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Chief Razak Eyiowuawi, the National Chairman of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and Assistant Secretary of the Steering Committee of CUPP, said the main aim of the body is to “save Nigeria from insecurity, violence and hardship which has become the order of the day and the only way out of the impending danger is to vote out the ruling party by coming together as one united front to usher in a new administration”.

Speaking on behalf of the Labour Party in Ogun, its former Chairman and House of Representatives candidate, Niyi Osoba, said it would be “shameful if APC returns to power under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari who has constantly exhibited lack of capacity to govern”.

In his remarks, Chief Tayo Onayemi, a former local government Chairman and a chieftain of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), stated that the “incompetence of the Buhari administration is very conspicuous as a government, which has been operating as a failure since inception which calls for a change”.

Other leaders of respective political parties took turns to speak at the occasion and charged their members to vote for Atiku.

In his remarks, Gbenga Daniel thanked the leadership of the coalition group for their support.

According to him, the current situation in the country calls for a radical departure from the status quo and this could only be achieved through collective efforts and engagement of all well-meaning Nigerians, irrespective of their political inclinations.

His words: “The coming election will be very close, hence everybody’s vote matters. What you have done today has further driven home the decision by 47 political parties throughout the federation which had earlier pledged their support for Atiku Abubakar at the national level.

“It will be recalled that the current government based its campaign on three major issues of provision of security, fighting corruption and improvement of the economy none of which they executed as we speak. Instead, they revised the fortunes of the country from one of the largest economies in the third world during former President Jonathan’s era to the poverty capital of the world according to global statistics.

“It has come to a stage where we have to rescue the country and this cannot be successfully done by one political party but a joint effort of all. It, therefore, becomes expedient to present a formidable united front to wrest power form the incumbent party, APC.

“The choice of Atiku as the  preferred candidate is germane because everybody will have a sense of belonging in the government of inclusiveness of the PDP under the watch of the former Vice President Atiku who has promised to restructure the country on assumption of office.”

Also present at the meeting were Chief Kunle Majekodunmi, the Chairman of Afenifere in Ogun State; Chief Ibukun Ojosipe, Ogun PDP Deputy Chairman and Gboyega Okenla, a lawyer.

‘Please Say Something’, Family Of Captain Missing Since Metele Attack Begs The Army

Relatives of Captain Ogbonna Akpa Nwota have raised the alarm over his whereabouts after the Boko Haram attack in Metele, Borno State, in November 2018.

Although the Army claimed only 23 soldiers were killed in the attack, security sources told SaharaReporters that more than 120 men, including soldiers and Civilian JTF members, had indeed been killed while about 200 more were still missing.

Nineteen of those soldiers wwre buried in December 2018. However, family members of Nwota of Amikpa, Umudomi, Onicha, in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State say Captain Nwota was in one of the units involved in the fight against Boko Haram in that attack.

Grace Nwota, a widow and mother of the soldier, who is in her 60s, lamented her frustration at not being able to say exactly what happened to her son.

“I am just praying to God to let this cup pass over me,” she told SaharaReporters.

“As you see me here, I am finished; my blood pressure has not come down since we heard of the attack in that place. Our problem now is that nobody is talking to us. Even our village union has gone to Enugu to see the Army people but they didn’t tell us anything. So, I’m begging that they should tell me if my son is dead or alive.

“I am also praying that nothing bad should happen to my son, because his children are still very small and I don’t want my daughter-in-law to suffer my fate because my husband died very early in our marriage.”

Similarly, Chief Agom Okorie, Chairman of ADU, stated that a letter had been forwarded to the Nigerian Army on December 19, 2018, but they had not received any positive feedback on the matter.

His wife, Nneka, said the last time she spoke to her husband was in August 2018.

Meanwhile, the family through its counsel, Ugochukwu Ezekiel-Hanks of E.H. Ugochukwu Chambers, has written to the Army on the soldier’s whereabouts, but he has not received any feedback.

According to a family member, Nwota should have gone to the Command and Staff College, Jaji, this month, but was sent on special posting to the North-East. He is also said to have been in the North-East region for four years, participating in the battle against insurgency.

Dr. Laz Ude Eze, a family friend to the Nwota’s, also confirmed the report to SaharaReporters.

Noting that the soldier had not been heard from since November 18, 2018, Eze said: “I know Captain Nwota and his family personally. We attended GSS Afikpo together. The pain the family and his loved ones have gone through over the past two months is better imagined than experienced. The silence of the military authorities is sheer wickedness, to say the least! Captain Nwota and no soldier or the family deserve to be treated this way.”

Breaking Inec News:Inec Directed PDP National Secretariat Asking PDP To Forward The name Of Dr Rich Egenti As The Authentic PDP Candidate Form Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal Constituency .

Inec- has forwarded a letter to the PDP national Secretariat asking PDP to forward the name of Dr Rich Egenti as the authentic PDP candidate for Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal constituency in compliance with the judgement of the high court and that of the court of appeal.
It also confirmed through it’s spokesperson that inec is in receipt of form 48 & form 49 been the contempt proceedings filed by the attorneys to Dr Egenti.

It argued that the name Valentine ayika has been deleted from INEC in compliance with the subsisting judgement of court declaring Dr Rich Egenti the PDP candidate .

It’s States that the 1st defendant been PDP is mandated to submit the name of the claimant Dr Rich Egenti to the 2nd defendant been INEC.
It’s States that the 1st defendant been PDP is mandated to submit the name of the claimant Dr Rich Egenti to the 2nd defendant been INEC.

It also mandated PDP to withdraw any other name so submitted except the name of the claimant.

As such inec is compelled to withdraw and delete the name Valentine ayika while it waits for PDP to forward the name of Dr Rich Egenti.

Until when PDP complies with the order of court inec has indicated that it shall leave the space VACANT until PDP forwards the name of Dr Rich Egenti to the commission for publication.

By the list of PDP anambra federal house of reps candidates published today by inec; all names were listed except that of Dunukofia/Njikoka/Anaocha federal constituency where INEC remarked that ” by order of court party is yet to forward name of candidate”.

A reliable source in PDP said they could not forward Dr Rich Egenti ,s name to inec because he couldn’t be reached to fill his inec forms.

When contacted Dr Egenti, he however denied the PDP side of the story and said he has waited patiently since Oct 31 2018 for PDP to comply.

He also confirmed serving col. Akobundu national organising sec and Mr Emmanuel emoiden national legal advisers with form 48 & 49 been contempt proceedings. However the motion for committal to prison custody would be moved on Monday Dr Egenti indicated.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson reporting from Abuja.

NEWS ON THE HOUR:The Fall Of Hon Dozie Nwankwo.



Curiosity they say, killed the cat. Out of wanting to know the feud that has been in existence between a certain young man @Elochukwutulu💯 and the house member representing Njikoka, Dunukofia and Anaocha federal constituency, we have been able to uncover why it seems like the local government, which houses one of the richest man in Africa has been neglected and relegated to the back set of affairs.

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

This particular young man has metamorphosed into what can be described as a voice of resistance. After some investigation, we gathered that majority of people in not just Dunukofia but Anaocha and Njikoka feels the way the young man is feeling, to them change of leadership is the only remedy.

When reporters tried getting access to the House of the honorable member, we were met with stiff resistance, but after some clarification, access was granted.

During the chat that lasted for about thirty minutes, we were told that the young man in question, who hails from Umudioka, in Dunukofia local government Area was either after personal fame or maybe he is dancing to the tone of some stakeholders in the Federal constituency, who is using him to get to me.

But let me send a message to them, tell them that i am not afraid of them, they conspiracy will not harm him, initially, i have wanted to ignore him and deal with him after the election, but is even better to let them know, i know. Some ,who are Stakeholders within and outside the party are secretly and Publicly planing to humiliate me in the upcoming election, I know the people of Dunukofia are complaining, but they should understand that Charity begins at home, that’s one thing i learnt from my in-law. But come to think of this, don’t this people have State house of Assembly members?
What have they been doing?
If I do everything, then what will be they contributions?

Go to Nawfia for example, the house member representing Njikoka 1 constituency is from there, can’t he take care of just three towns?

Or that of Njikoka 2 constituency, what are they doing?

Dunukofia is one constitency yes, but i expect the house member representing them to be working before getting me involved. I don’t even want to mention Anaocha. This pretence must stop!

They should understand that i sincerely don’t need Dunukofia local government Area to win this election.

I have the voters register, I know where to concentrate.
Dunukofia has not enough vote to decide my lose!

I don’t blame him, last year, he went on to publish some documents he shouldn’t have had access to ordinarily , if not that some big wigs are behind him, i have been watching, non of his people wants to talk, they are all silent, pretending not to see the damage he is causing, no problem time will tell.

Efforts made to reach @Elochukwutulu💯 wasn’t fruitful as calls put forward to him were not answered or returned.


Breaking News :Tension For Hon Dozie Nwankwo As Concern citizens of DNA Federal Constituency Reject him And Endorses Dr Richard Egenti

FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF Our constituency fund,which was rumored some months ago but later confirmed to be true earlier this year .

Read below from MISS IFEOMA NWANKWO writeup



PROJECT – Solar Powered Borehole with overhead Tank and Reticulation at Uffa Village hall, Aguluzigbo, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Federal .Ministry of Labour.

AMOUNT – 25,000,000


PROJECT – Construction of Office Block at Agulu Cultural centre,Anaocha local government Area, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Federal Ministry of Labour .

AMOUNT – 20,00,0000


PROJECT – Supply Of Innoson Motorcycle at Anaocha Local government Area.

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt. Of Fed.

AMOUNT – 15,000,000


PROJECT – Fencing, Renovation of Two Laboratory Blocks at Community Sec. School. Nimo, Njikoka LGA, Anambra State .

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt. Of Fed.

AMOUNT – 15,000,000


PROJECT – Renovation Of Adazi-Nnukwu Town Hall, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY- Sec. to Govt.of Fed

AMOUNT -15,000,000


PROJECT – Pavilion of Akwaeze Community Cultural Center, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State.

AGENCY – Sec. to Govt of Fed.

AMOUNT- 15,000,000

*If you don’t find all this projects in your community, ask HON. DOZIE NWANKWO the necessary questions “

They lamented bitterly about the illegal activities of Hon Dozie Nwankwo and his incompetence in NASS to attract federal presence in DNA Federal Constituency, rather he chooses to make mockery of us.

Chief John Okeke from Enugwu Ukwu also expressed his gratitude for saying Capital No to unproductive man like Hon Dozie Nwankwo,also charges them and quoted
“Don’t be afraid of change. You may end up losing something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better”

Also said that we are going to return our federal constituency to PDP.

Chief Ben Ofordile from Agulu also acknowledged the great bold step taken, also assured that if given PDP DNA Federal Constituency Candidate Hon (Dr) Richard Egenti opportunity to represent us, that he will not disappoint our federal constituency because he’s grass-root oriented politician..

So my good people of DNA Federal Constituency, Let’s Vote Dr Richard Egenti for the progress of our people.

I am Mbanugo Onyeka Nelson writes from Awka.