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Independence: shun bitterness - Okorocha urge leaders

A former Governor of Imo, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, has advised leaders to shun bitterness and rancour in order to make Nigeria better.
Sen. Rochas Okorocha, has advised leaders to shun bitterness and rancour in order to make Nigeria better.(Channels TV)

Okorocha gave the advice in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Owerri.

Although he admitted that Nigeria was passing through series of challenges, he, however, said that some other counties in the world also passed through similar challenges before they arrive at their present positions.

“This sacrifice of patriotism is not for us alone, but for the generations yet unborn and for the sake of the future of the nation.

“We are turning 59, but I tell you that there could still be light at the darkest end of the tunnel; so let’s continue to make sacrifice for the country,’’ he advised.

Okorocha, who is the senator representing Imo West at the National Assembly, said…

EFCC says it isn't investigating Osinbajo's social programmes

The EFCC has denied reports that the agency intends to investigate corrupt activities at the social investment programmes supervised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied media reports in which its Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, vows to investigate alleged corruption at the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) supervised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. In a statement sent to Pulse by its spokesperson Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency said comments attributed to Magu during a forum had been completely taken out of context. "The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been drawn to a report captioned, "There is corruption in N-SIP programme- Magu", which appeared in the Punch Newspaper of Wednesday September 25, 2019 and a few other newspapers, in which the acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu was quoted as saying that there is corruption in the National Social Investm…

Africa needs better ‘manage migration’

Naledi Pandor’s comments came in the wake of a wave of xenophobic attacks. Talking to migrant representatives, she also said that African leaders should not be allowed to worsen conditions in their countries and expect others to deal with the resulting migration. Twelve people were killed earlier this month when mobs attacked foreign-owned businesses, mainly in Johannesburg. Ten of the victims were South African and two were Zimbabweans. President Cyril Ramaphosa told the BBC that he felt ashamed by the recent violence. “We are very concerned and of course as a nation, we [are] ashamed because this goes against the ethos of what South Africa stands for,” he said. Xenophobia Attacks: LASG gives N20,000 each to 2nd batch of 315 returnees from South Africa Nigerian bags six life sentences, 129 years imprisonment for human trafficking in South Africa But in looking for solutions according to BBC report, Ms Pandor suggested this was not just a South African issue. “We need to talk about t…

Gov. Sule over workers’ welfare

The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, has applauded Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration, for growing the civil service structure and improving workers’ welfare. NLC According to the state chairman of NLC, Mr Yusuf Sarki-Iya, ” the union wants the governor to do more for the workers in the state”. ADVERTISING ADVERTISING Sarki-Iya made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lafia, on the just concluded celebration of the governor’s 100 days in office. I am not sick, still full of life – Abubakar Sarki-Iya said workers in Nasarawa State had continued to grow in geometric progression when compared with the previous governments in the state. He added that Gov. Sule had not only restructured the civil service but re-positioned and given hope to the workers in different ways inspite of the lean resources available to the state. “Recently, the governor constituted a committee comprising prominent sons and daughters of Nasar…

New Reps committees to begin work in October

The House of Representatives resumed plenary on Tuesday after an annual recess that lasted almost two months.

In his opening speech, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, asked all ad hoc committees to hand over to the standing committees whose chairmen and vice-chairmen he named at the last sitting on July 25, 2019, by September 30.

The standing committees, whose members have not been named, are billed for inauguration.

Gbajabiamila, who said work would continue on pending bills, motions and probes, said emphasis would be placed on critical legislations such as the Petroleum Industry Bill, among others.

Bayelsa poll: Alaibe drags PDP to court

A former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Chief Ndutimi Alaibe, has approached the court to seek redress over the outcome of the just concluded governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

DAILY POST had earlier reported that Chief Alaibe, contested in the primary election alongside 20 other aspirants.

In a statement, signed and sent to DAILY POST, on Saturday through the Administrative Secretary of Alaibe Campaign Organisation, Prof. Seiyefa Brisibe, he noted that on Friday September 13, 2019, Alaibe approached the Federal High Court in Yenogoa Judicial Division, Bayelsa State, with an application for cancellation of the result of the primary election based on cited procedural flaws.

The suit filed pursuant to Order 3(9) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, seeks answers to questions bordering on alleged obvious non-adherence to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Electoral Act 2010, the Peoples Democr…

Federal Government orders NCC to block 9.2 million sim cards

The Federal Government has directed telecommunication operators, through the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC) to blockt 9.2 million sim cards without proper registration.

The directive followed the submission of the short-term performance by the NCC as directed by the Minister of Communications Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.

Recall that Pantami had directed all Agencies and Parastatals under his purview to submit their baseline short-term performance targets report.

Based on the directive, the NCC submitted its report in which it stated the figures of improperly registered SIM cards in use around the country.

The Commission in its report disclosed that an estimated nine million two hundred thousand (9.2M) SIM cards did not comply with the proper procedures of SIM registration.

To ensure maximum compliance, Dr. Pantami directed NCC to ensure all mobile network operators block all SIM cards that do not meet proper registration standards until users comply with proper re-registration pro…

Saraki interact with maritime stakeholders

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies.
Amaechi made this known in Lagos at the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum he hosted along with Saraki.He said that while Saraki was taking care of the maritime agencies, he would be focusing on the railway sector. Amaechi decried the delay in the take-off of the 195 million dollars maritime security contract awarded to an Israeli firm, HSLI.He said that the contractor had been coming up with excuses for the delay.