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Efe Performs At Boss Land Night Club (Photos)


#BBNaija winner Efe performed at Boss Land Night Club,Government House Asaba to the admiration of his fans. The Boss-Land Night Club is one of  the best places to be when you come around Asaba, Delta state

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Patience Jonathan, Wike, Justice Eberechi Suzzette,Others At Women's Day Of Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration(Pics)


Women must struggle for political power says Governor Wike Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has advised women to struggle for power, rather than expect that men will bequeath power to them on a platter of gold.

This is as Former First Lady of Nigeria, Dame Patience Jonathan declared that Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has worked hard to empower Rivers women.

Also, Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike described  her husband  as a women-friendly governor who is implementing  policies and programmes to uplift  women.

They spoke at the Women's Day of the Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Governor Wike said that nobody is stopping women from excelling  in the political arena, pointing  out  that women must work  for their political  emancipation.

He said: "When it comes to power, you have to struggle for  it. If you  are prepared for politics, you must equipment yourself ".

The governor urged women  not to beg for positions. He said they should set up structures that would help them get political  mileage.

He, however, assured Rivers women that he will  continue to work for their development  and growth in all spheres  of life.

The governor  announced that his administration  will  construct  a women development  centre with all facilities to empower Women.

Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan said Rivers women will remain grateful  to Governor Wike  for giving them political and professional leverage.

She said that the governor's  choice of female deputy governor  and the appointment of the first female Chief Judge and President of Customary Court of Appeal ensured that Rivers women took their pride of place in politics.

Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike said the Women's Day  is set aside to honour women for their contributions  to  the  creation and growth of the state.

While saying that efforts to empower Women must be strengthened, Justice Nyesom-Wike noted that women have attained  positions of responsibility, not envisaged  before.

In her guest lecture, Wife of Former President of Nigeria, Professor Uche Nnamdi Azikiwe said violence can only be reduced across the world when women assume  leadership.

In her paper titled: "Status of Women and politics in Nigeria ",,Prof  Azikiwe said the political  marginalisation  being suffered by women  are man-made.

She urged women to unite  and play significant  roles in their respective communities. She called for urgent steps  to address the dwindling fortunes of women in Nigerian politics.

Chairman of the Rivers Golden Jubilee Committee, Chief Ferdinand Alabrabra lauded Rivers women for their roles in the development of the state.

The Women's Day of the Rivers Golden Jubilee Celebration witnessed Special Songs by New Rivers Vision Women Team, cuisine, art and craft competition, traditional dances and traditional fashion parade.

Highpoint  of the event was the special recognition and presentation of gifts to Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, Wife of the Former President, Professor Uche Nnamdi Azikiwe, Ms Ankio Briggs, Deputy Governor Ipalibo Harry Banigo, Mrs Hannah Aguma and other women by the Wife of the Rivers State Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike.

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Adams Oshiomhole, Lara, Philip Shaibu & Victor Ikpeba Training For Okpekpe Road Race (Photos)


Okpekpe
"Let's Play", Organized by Super Sport In conjunction with the organizers of Okpekpe Road Race

It was indeed a very nice outing from the Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu,immediate past Governor of Edo state  Adams Oshiomhole and his wife Iara Adams Oshiomhole,Victor Ikpeba and thousands of wonderful kids at Edo University, Iyamoh.

Different sports activities were held as many were seen training in preparation for May 13th Okpekpe road race.

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Mentally Deranged Lady Gives Birth To A Baby Girl In Bonny (Photos)


According to Nkiru who lives in Port Harcourt that shared the story,a mentally deranged lady gave birth to a baby in Bonny in the morning of 11th May.

She wrote...'I'm just thanking God for the life of this mad woman that just deliver a beautiful baby girl this morning in bonny'

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Emir Sanusi May Be Dethroned Anytime from Now - Kano state government


The Kano State House of Assembly has set up an 8-man committee to investigate the allegations levelled against the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi II, bordering on alleged misappropriation of funds.

Flamboyant Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II is in trouble and may be dethroned anytime from now by the Kano state government.
To actualize the plan, the Kano State House of Assembly has launched an investigation against him over alleged abuse of office and improper conduct.

The emirate council is already being investigated by the state anti-corruption agency over allegation of financial fraud running into billions of naira.

The House on Wednesday, constituted an 8-man committee to investigate eight offences allegedly committed by the emir.

The committee was constituted following a motion by Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Gama, Nassarawa Constituency.

The 8-man committee was headed by a member representing Warawa, Alhaji Labaran Abdul.
The allegations are:

1. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the state legislators are mismanaging the state resources while on an official visit to China.

2. Making remarks in Kaduna on the proposed Kano light rail project which had tarnished his (Gama) image, the government and the assembly as well.

3. Allegation by the emir that the state governor and his entourage wasted one month in China seeking for loan to construct the light rail in the state.

On the above allegations, Gama said “First of all, we did not spend one month in China. We only spent four days and our mission was to find out the capability of the company to handle the rail project but not to secure any loan as alleged by the emir.”

He added that the emir’s allegation had caused serious embarrassment to him (the lawmaker), the state government and the House of Assembly within and outside the state.

Other allegations levelled against Sanusi include:

1. Intentionally attacking President Muhammadu Buhari whenever he got an opportunity to speak at a public gathering. He said this had contravened the culture of traditional institution.

2. Embezzlement of funds belonging to the emirate council.

Robbers Raid Lagos Police Station, Steal Valuables


A young robbery suspect has been charged to court after being accused of raiding a police station alongside his colleagues and carting away with valuables.

A 22-year old man, Onyeka Mba has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for his involvement in breaking into the anti-robbery section of a Police Station and stealing money, phones and others valuable belonging to officers.

The incident happened at Olosan police division in Mushin, Lagos. According to police, during the attack, officers including Femi Elebute and Shittu Babatunde lost their money and phones. It was gathered that some gang of robbers arrested were brought into the station in the night and while some officers attached to the station went out on patrol, the robbers ransacked the whole place in search of valuables and escaped.

A correspondent gathered that when the team who were on duty that day returned, they discovered that the office has been burgled with money and phones kept in there were stolen. 

Breakdown of 2017 Budget


The 2017 Appropriations Bill proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, has been passed by the National Assembly, on Thursday, 11th May, 2015.

The National Assembly has passed the 2017 Appropriations Bill, raising the budget from N7.28 billion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in December last year, to N7.44 trillion.

The Appropriations Committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives separately presented their harmonised reports of the budget for consideration and subsequent passage on Thursday.

According to the report,

1. N434.4 billion was appropriated for statutory transfers to the National Judicial Council (N100 billion);

2. Niger Delta Development Commission (N64.02 billion)

3. Universal Basic Education (N95.2 billion);

4. National Assembly (N125 billion);

5. Public Complaints Commission (N4 billion)

6. INEC (N45 billion)

7. National Human Rights Commission (N1.2 billion).

The seven establishments are to get allocations on first line charge. In practice, the spending details of these offices are not made public.

Here's a full breakdown of the budget we culled from Nigerian Senate Twitter handle @NGRSenate;
 

2017 Budget Breakdown:

Debt Service (Local & Foreign): N1,663,885,430,499.

Sinking Fund: N177,460,296,707

Total Debt Service: N1,849,345,727,206.  

Notice to All Travellers: FG Announces the Introduction of New Yellow Card with Advance Features


The Minister of Health has announced that the President Muhamamdu Buhari-led federal government has approved the introduction of a new Yellow Card with advanced security features.
The Federal Executive Council, presided over by Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has approved a memorandum for the introduction of a new Yellow Card with advanced security features.

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole said that the former card was prone to abuse through issuance by unauthorised persons to people not actually vaccinated.

“With this new card you cannot fake the yellow card; using a card reader; we can also document your vaccination status to know whether or not you have been genuinely vaccinated.
“As soon as we start the roll out, we will tell the Nigerian community the date of commencement; what to do with the one they have and when it will be phased out,’’ Adewole added.

Also the Transportation Minister, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, said the council approved two memoranda for the ministry. 

Two Nigerians shot dead in in the Western Cape province of South Africa


Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Mike Ibitoye, Chairman of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via telephone from Cape Town.

He said the deceased were shot by yet-to-be-identified assailants.

“Mr. Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was shot in a night club by gunmen at Strand Area of Cape Town last Sunday.”

“The assailants escaped after the shooting and the victim died before being rushed to the hospital.”
Ibitoye also said the second victim, Chimezie Oranusi, 26, from Oba town in Anambra State, was shot with a friend in a car at Delst area of Cape Town.

“The friend is a South African and is still in the hospital receiving treatment.” The incidents have been reported to the police and the national secretariat of the union” he said.

The chairman said the motive behind the shootings had not been ascertained, adding that the police had commenced investigation.

Adetola Olubajo, secretary of the union, said the national secretariat had received the report of the killings.

“We have received a report about the killing of two Nigerians in Cape Town, Western Cape Province of South Africa.”

“The union’s chapter in the province is handling the matter while the national body has reported the incident to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa.

“We urge Nigerians in South Africa to remain law abiding. We also appeal to the federal government to continue to protect the welfare of our people here,” Ibitoye said.

NNPC to Increase Gas Supply by 285%


The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and its partners have evolved a scheme to grow gas supply for domestic consumption by 285 per cent.
 
The NNPC said this in a statement signed by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ndu Ughamadu in Abuja on Wednesday.
 
Ughamadu quoted the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, as having said this while addressing partners at a 7 Critical Gas Development Projects stakeholders’ meeting in Abuja.
 
Baru said the scheme was in line with the Federal Government mandate to stimulate the nation’s economic growth.
 
The gas growth, further he said, was expected to rise from three billion standard cubic feet per day (scf/d) to five billion scf/d by 2020.
 
Baru said, “The Federal Government has directed the corporation to aggressively pursue gas development to jump start the nation’s economic growth.

“The strategic focus for achieving this mandate include growing capacity to supply enough gas to generate 15 Gigawatts of electricity to the power sector by 2020.

“Stimulating gas-based industrialisation by positioning Nigeria as the African regional hub for gas-based industries such as Fertilizer, Petrochemicals.

“Methanol and developing gas for export by selectively expanding export footprint in high value and strategic foreign markets.’’ 
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