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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

TUC Demands Increase of Workers Minimum Wage To N200,000 From Federal Government

The grievances over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government may have assumed a new dimension, as the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has demanded an increase in the national minimum wage from N30,000 to N200,000.

All the demands raised by TUC have already been forwarded to the government at Sunday’s meeting that was held at the Presidential Villa.

A list of other demands is contained in a joint statement signed by Comrade Festus Osifo, President TUC and Comrade Nuhu Abba Toro, Secretary General, respectively, which was also made available to our reporter on Monday.

TUC also wants the government to revert to the old fuel pump prices of N195 per litre while negotiations continue.

“The minimum wage should be increased from the current N30,000 to N200,000 before the end of June 2023, with consequential adjustments to the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA), like feeding, transport and housing.”

TUC stated.

The union said a representative of state governors will be party to this new minimum wage and all the governors must commit to implementing the new wage.

It also wants a tax holiday for employees both in government and private sector that earn less than N200,000 or 500USD monthly, whichever is higher.

“We want PMS allowance to be introduced for those earning between N200,000 to N500,000 or 500 USD to 1,200 USD, whichever is higher.

The exchange rate for retailing PMS in the country must be kept within a limit of +- 2% for the next ten years. Where the fluctuation is more than 2%, the minimum wage will automatically increase at the same rate.

Setting up an intervention fund where the government will be paying N10 per liter on all locally consumed PMS. The primary purpose of this fund is to solve perennial and protracted national issues in education, health and housing. A governance structure that will include labour, civil society and government will be put in place to manage the implementation.

The federal government should provide mass transit vehicles for all categories of the populace.

State governments should immediately set up a subsidized transportation system to reduce the pressure on workers and students. The framework around this will be worked out.

Immediate review of the National Health Insurance Scheme to cover more Nigerians and prevent out-of-stock drugs.

Visitation of the refineries that are currently undergoing rehabilitation to ascertain the state of work and set up a timeline for its completion.

The president should direct whoever will be labour minister to immediately constitute the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC). This platform will be used by the government, labour, and employers to discuss issues and policies of the government that may affect workers and all other mandates as specified in the law.

Provision of subsidy directly for food items, the 800 million dollars could be a first step.

The existing National Housing Fund (NHF) should be made accessible to genuine workers; the framework on this must be discussed and agreed upon.

Medium Term, Deployment of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) across the country in line with the earlier promise made by the government. The framework and timeline will be developed as agreed upon by both parties.

Labour and government to design a framework that will be geared towards the reduction of the cost of governance by 15% in 2024 and 30% by 2025.

A framework should be immediately put in place to maintain the road and expand the rail networks across the country. The government must design a framework for social housing policy for workers through the rent-to-own system.

The state of electricity in the country must be appraised and an action plan should be defined with time lines on how to get this fixed. A strong monitoring team comprising all parties will be constituted.”

The statement added.

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde Appoints Oluwatomiwa Omolewa as New Park Management System Chairman

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has finally announced the appointment of Mr Oluwatomiwa Omolewa as new Chairman for Park Management System (PMS) in the state, in replace of Mr Mukaila Lamidi A.k.a Auxiliary.

Governor Seyi Makinde announced the appointment on Sunday through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sulaimon Olanrewaju.

He has however, announced the appointment of Omolewa who had earlier served as Secretary of the PMS.

The governor also named Alhaji Kasali Ajisafe Lawal as the secretary of the PMS.

He said that the appointment was part of the reorganization of the PMS embarked upon by the state government.
“Oyo State Government has announced Alhaji Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, former Park Management System (PMS) Secretary, as the new Chairman.
Alhaji Kasali Ajisafe Lawal is to serve as the secretary”.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Updates From The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki (TOPS) - THEATER DAY (See Photos)

The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki which acronyms goes TOPS is back with another edition of her yearly entertainment show for their THEATER DAY.

Organized by the office of the school Social Director, Comrade Oketola Samuel Ayomide, in conjunction with the school Students Union Government (SUG) 2023 of the great citadel of knowledge led by the SUG President, Comrade Ibrahim Quwam Olawale, this year’s edition was held at the 500 sitting capacity building of the school, on the 31st May, 2023 at 12noon.

The school hall which has the capacity of 500 people as the venue for the THEATER DAY is undoubtedly totally sold out before the event and over crowded during the event.

The event was full of entertainment for the students as it comprises of live performance from great dancers and musicians both in the school and from outside the school, drama, comedy, games, magic performance, and lots more but just few to mention.
The THEATER DAY definitely brings all students of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki (TOPS) to a halt, and it is clear that 2023 just like every other year in recent memory and history of the school, is the year of the school's Students Union Government (SUG) as they gives back to their students.

The Event was on track and set standards, break existing records, and give the students the entertainment they truly crave for and deserve.

Checkout more photos from the event below;
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Thursday, April 20, 2023

The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki (TOPS) Rector, Dr Sikiru Adetona's Message of Congratulations to Gov. Seyi Makinde on His Re-election

The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki (TOPS) Rector, Dr Sikiru Adetona Ajibola Congratulates the Oyo State Governor Engr. Seyi Makinde on his re-election for a well deserved second term as the Governor of Oyo State.

According to Dr Sikiru Adetona Ajibola in his statement described Governor Seyi Makinde as the Man with the Midas’s touch and heart of gold and that his Midas touch in the field of education is unrivaled in the history of Oyo State.
In his word, says;

“Your determination in ensuring the best for Oyo State in the field of education produced me as the current Rector of The Oke-Ogun Polytechnic Saki (TOPS).

While expressing my profound appreciation for the opportunity given me to be part of your dream in the area of education at tertiary level in Oyo State, I congratulate you and the people of Oyo State on your re-election as the State Governor.

I joined your numerous admirers and well-wishers in wishing you a glorious second term with good health for you and your household”.

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Monday, June 20, 2022

EFCC Arrests 35 ‘Yahoo Boys’ In Ibadan (Photo)

No fewer than thirty-five suspected internet fraudsters have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State.

EFCC Spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren confirmed their arrest in a statement on Monday.

He said 17 of them were arrested on Thursday at the Akobo area of Ibadan following credible intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities.

According to Uwujaren, the remaining eighteen suspects were apprehended by officers of 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Ibadan and handed over to the Commission for further investigation.

The suspects arrested by the EFCC operatives were identified as: Taiwo Babalola Oluwatope, Adekunle Odewale Damilola, Lawal Ismail Adebola, Salau Ayobami Adeyemi, Adebowale Samuel Amusan, Abioye Oluwatobi Alex, Akinola Adekunle, Salau Opeyemi Saheed, Ugwu Osita, Adedun Olajide Temidire, Adegbenro Adeola Damilare, Emmanuel Oluwatobi Ajala, Ojekale Samuel Ayodimeji, Adebayo Babatunde Teslim, Micheal Ayomide, Opeyemi Sonuola and Adetona Oladimeji Abdulazee.

Mobile phones, laptops, Seven exotic cars, one smart television set and incriminating documents were recovered from the suspects during the arrest.

The 18 suspects who were handed over to the Commission by Lieutenant Goni Tijjani Ibrahim were arrested at Ihejirika Garden, near the Army Cantonment, Ibadan, following series of complaints from the residents regarding their fraudulent activities.

They include: Adeotun Omodele, Lamidi Abeeb, Lawal Muhammed, Kolapo Samad, Akinpelu Gbotemi, Ahmed Rilwan, Sodiq Adebayo, Mohammed Salami, Muyiwa Adeyeye, Awojoola Muiz, Ogunyemi Ayobami, Gabriel Ikyelede, Olamide Adekunle, Isaac Elijah, Azeez Yusuf, Damilola Muritala, Opeyemi Nurudeen and Olamide Lamidi.

Items handed over alongside the suspects include mobile phones and one smart wristwatch, among others.

Uwujaren added that the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Putin’s Miscalculation Will Lead To His Downfall, Chemical Weapon – Ex-UK Spy says

A former head of British spy agency, M16 Russian division, Christopher Steele has said President Vladimir Putin of Russia miscalculated with the war over Ukraine.

Steele said the crippling sanctions on Russia by the international community would have an adverse effect on the country which may lead to the use of a chemical weapon.

He noted that Putin’s regime would ultimately collapse due to the sanctions imposed on Russia by the international community.

Speaking with Sky News, Steele said the sanctions imposed on Russia may lead to protests in Moscow and across the country.

He said: “I don’t see him surviving this in the long term. I think we’ve gone over a watershed here.

“An operation on this scale is really beyond Russia. I think there are several gross miscalculations here by Putin.

“As people’s living standards start to fall, they will be increased protests on the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities. And I think that will play into probably an elite attempt to remove Putin in due course.

“As the Russian army becomes bogged down, more desperate, and clearly not realising its objectives militarily, you’re likely to see more indiscriminate killing and bombardment and possibly the use of a [chemical] weapon.”

Two weeks ago, Russia had begun a war against Ukraine over its decision to join NATO.

Putin, however, called the invasion of Ukraine a military exercise.

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Viral: Dispatch Rider Nabbed With A Baby In His Courier Box In Lagos ( See Video)

A dispatch rider in Lagos State has been apprehended after a baby was allegedly found inside his courier box.

According to online reports, the incident happened in the Sangotedo Area of Lagos on Friday, March 11.

A video of the incident shared online showed the rider being assaulted by a mob who later dragged him to a police station.

One of the persons in the background was heard saying, “This is the child that was abducted.

The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.

He was later seen sandwiched between an okada rider and a man carrying the baby, and was being driven to a nearby police station.

This incident is coming barely a week after, a 22-year-old fashion designer, Bamise, was gruesomely murder after boarding BRT vehicle in Lagos.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Nigerian Adult Movie Actress, Afrocandy Looses Her Mum

US-based Nigerian actress, Judith Mazagwu, popularly known as Afrocandy, is currently heartbroken following the demise of her mother. 

She broke the news on her Instagram page on Monday evening

Afrocandy, in her post, wrote: “I am currently heartbroken. I was planning to see you this forthcoming Easter celebration.”

Friends and admirers of the mother of two have been sending their condolences.

She’s expected to be in the country soon for the funeral rites.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Queues Returned as Fuel Scarcity Hits Lagos and Abuja

The fear of scarcity spread across the metropolis.

In Abuja, the queues, which have lingered for some days, continued.

In both cities, black marketers flooded major highways with petrol in cans, selling to motorists on the roadside.

In Lagos, vehicles lined up at Ajah, Lekki, Victoria Island and the mainland areas in search of premium motor spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol.

It was the same situation in Sango-Ota, Mowe, Ibafo and Arepo axis on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

There were long queues all over Abuja. Very few petrol stations had the product.

Most of the outlets on the Kubwa Expressway were shut.

The few that had the product were packed with vehicles. It was the same in the Nyanya area.

At the city centre, queues created gridlock in parts of Wuse and Garki.

Black marketers had a field day, selling from between N300 to N400 per litre.

The situation may worsen if the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) carries out its threat to withdraw haulage service should the Federal Government not address rising operational costs.

But the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited said there was no need for panic buying.

Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Garba Deen Muhammad, said in a statement: “The NNPC Ltd wishes to assure the public that the company has sufficient PMS stock to meet the needs of Nigerians.

“The public is, therefore, advised not to engage in panic buying of petrol; and to ignore all rumours that may suggest otherwise.

“In line with the existing laws of the land, NNPC Ltd. is deeply committed to ensuring energy security for the country.”

In Ajah, an NNPC mega station was shut.

Many other stations shut their gates to motorists on Lagos Island, except Oando on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway.

But there were no queues in all the petrol stations along Ikorodu Road as motorists drove in to refill with ease.

The situation was the same around Ketu, Ojota and Mile 12.

A filling station manager told The Nation that marketers were hoarding the fuel in anticipation of an increase in the pump price.

Isaiah Jesuwale, who works with Mobil filling station in Mushin, said: “There is nothing like queue here as you can see. The news of fuel scarcity is a rumour and nothing more. Fuel is still at N162.50 and there has been no directive from above for it to change.”

President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Chinedu Okoronkwo, told The Nation all member stations sold petrol.

“Take a look around town, you will see that all IPMAN members are selling petrol; none of them has shut their gate to the public. But let’s wait till tomorrow (today) then we can talk more,” he said.

NARTO National President, Yusuf Othman, in a statement, said members of the association found it difficult to sustain their businesses because the freight rate is regulated and paid in arrears.

“We can’t operate that way. Transporters whose freight rate is fixed and regulated cannot sustain the business if nothing is done.

“We can’t work if nothing is done to increase the freight rate. The condition is unbearable because of the cost of diesel,” he said.

Othman urged the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to urgently increase the freight rate to reflect the present cost of diesel and spare parts.

According to him, the ex-depot cost of diesel soared to N401 per litre yesterday and may hit N420 per litre if something is not done urgently.

He urged the NMDPRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Malam Farouk Ahmed, to convene a stakeholder meeting to increase the freight rate and address other pressing issues of cost of operation.

“Today, the price of AGO ex-depot is N401 per litre. It means that in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano, it will reach N420 to N430. At the filling station, it will get to N450.

“Regulate our rising operation cost. It is as simple as that. Otherwise, our people have parked their trucks and more people are going to park,” he said.

Petrol sufficiency days and stock figures are receding and unstable, according to an NMDPRA sufficiency report for January 27, February 2, and February 3.

The NNPC used to boast about 30 to 40 days stock sufficiency and about 2 billion metres, but the stock has dipped to 25.45 24 days sufficiency and about 1,425,046,694 litres as of February 3.

From the stock breakdown, there were 769,417,053 litres in-land, 98,365,735 litres at berth and 557,263,906 litres marine stock.

The reserve was 1,506,046,692 litres on February 2, an equivalent of 26.89 days sufficiency.

The breakdown for February 2 was 769,293,346 litres of land-based stock and 736,753,128 marine stock at berth (offshore).

On January 27, the reserve was a 1,345,338,930 litres stock of petrol.

Last month, the stock day sufficiency receded from 26.78 days on January 26 to 24.02 days sufficiency on January 27.

As of January 27, there was total in-land stock of 788,968,309 litres and 213,917,185 litres as total jetty (at berth) stock.

The report added that there were 342,453,436 litres of marine stock. The total reserve for the day was 1,345,338,930 litres. The previous day, the reserve was 1,499,806,953 being 26.78 days stock sufficiency.

The stock sufficiency was 25.47 days on January 25.

Ahead of Yuletide, the NNPC said it raised its reserves from 1.7billion to 2 billion litres.

Nigeria consumes between 54 million to 60 million of petrol daily.

The scarcity followed rumours that the Federal Government planned to remove the subsidy.

Despite the subsequent announcement that the government had shelved the subsidy removal plan, products supply was still a far cry from the demand for it.

Convener of a civil society organisation (CSO), Concerned Nigerians, Deji Adeyanju, decried the alleged hoarding of petroleum products by independent marketers.

In a letter to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, he said the withholding of petrol was to “criminally increase the prices, cause artificial scarcity and plunge the country into widespread economic chaos.”

He said it was worrisome that regulators had not deemed it necessary to call the independent marketers to order but continue to allow them to take advantage of Nigerians.

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Reps Adopts Bill Seeking to Confer Citizenship on Foreigners Who Marry Nigerian Women

Nigerian women are in for a major win as a bill seeking to confer citizenship rights on foreigners married to them has been adopted by the committee of the House of Representatives established to amend the 1999 Constitution.

The bill was adopted following its presentation by consultants working with the lawmakers on the amendment of the document, PremiumTimes reports.

According to the report, Joy Ezeilo, one of the consultants working with the committee, while presenting the recommendation of the consultants, said existing provision in the constitution is discriminatory against women.

The existing law only allows citizenship by registration to be conferred on foreigners married to Nigerian men. She said the bill seeks to amend section26 (2a) of the 1999 Constitution by opening citizenship by registration to male and female.

The proposal would still follow Nigeria’s rigorous constitutional amendment procedure, including passage by both chambers of the National Assembly, approval of at least 24 of the 36 state legislatures and presidential assent.

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Hushpuppi: Suspended Police Officer, Abba Kyari, May Be Extradited to The U.S — FG says

The Nigerian Government is in talks with the United States Government over the possible extradition of suspended police officer, Abba Kyari, who was fingered in a multi-million dollars fraud allegedly masterminded by Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) disclosed this on Monday, February 7, in an interview with Channel Television.

According to him, “It is an issue that has international and national dimensions. Actions have been taken, it is a work-in-process locally and internationally and we are doing whatever it takes to ensure justice is done within the context of the law regardless of the personalities that are involved.

When criminality is involved, Nigeria and US naturally work together when there are elements of the offences that have taken place in the diverse jurisdictions. So, Nigeria is doing the needful by way of supporting what America is doing for the purpose of ensuring that the cases are tried accordingly within the context of the American context of it. And then, eventually, if there is need for local prosecution, nothing stops it.

There are a lot of issues that are ongoing inclusive of the possibility of consideration for extradition. That is where the collaboration element of it comes into play.

As far as I am concerned, the parties are discussing, the parties are collaborating, there are exchanges of correspondence from the perspective of investigation, from the perspective of extradition, and associated things.

Reasonable grounds for suspicion have been established and that will eventually translate to the possibility of prosecution and conviction if indeed one is adjudged guilty by the law.”

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Akinwunmi Ambode Declares His Governorship Ambition, Says "The Future Is Now"

The Immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode who was ousted as the governor of Lagos State after stepping on some big toes within his party the All Progressive Congress in a brutal democratic take-over as come out again to declare his intention to return for another 4-years as the governor of Lagos State.

The former Governor as finally hinted on his ambition to return to the number political position in Lagos State, as he thanks all those who stood by him during his trying times, while also acknowledging the overwhelming endorsement he’s received for the contribution of his quota to the development of Lagos State.

During his time in power, he was seen as a representative of the youthful Lagosian populace, he has now declared his second coming while the incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says he’s still in consultations before he declares his intention for re-election.

Ambode declares that it can only get better for Lagos and indeed Nigeria while noting that it’s the time for the youths to take over, while noting that power is in their hands.

Read the ex-governor’s declaration statement below;

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JAMB Shifts UTME Exam Date To May 6, 2022

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a change in date for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

In its weekly bulletin released on Monday, January 31, the UTME exercise initially scheduled for April 20 to 30, would now hold from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16. Similarly, the mock-UTME exercise earlier scheduled for April 2, would now be held on April 16.

However, JAMB said the date for the commencement of the sale of the 2022 UTME/DE application forms fixed for February 12 to March 19 remains.

It explained that the adjustments were meant to accommodate the interest of candidates who would be sitting for the UTME and others external examinations in April to ensure they were not caught in a conflict of dates that could see them missing any of their examinations.

The board also said it has introduced Computer Studies and Physical and Health Education as part of its UTME subjects for 2022. It also said it would adopt an optional USSD code to enable candidates to seamlessly register for the 2022 UTME without much stress or difficulty.

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How to Apply For US ‘No-Interview’ Visa Renewals In Nigeria

Details on how to apply for the United States ‘no-interview’ visa has been made public.

The US Mission recently announced that it commenced expansion of its visa services to assist non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria who qualify to renew their visas.


One may be eligible for a visa renewal without an interview if your application is for a B1/B2, F, M, J (academic only), H, L or C1/D (combined only) visa and you meet each of the following criteria:

Your previous visa was issued in Nigeria.

Your previous visa is in the same classification as your current application.

Your previous visa was a full validity, multiple entry visa.

Your previous visa expired within the last 24 months or will expire in the next 3 months from the date of application.

You have all your passports covering the entire period since receiving the previous visa and the passport with the most recent visa.

You have never been arrested or convicted of any crime or offense in the United States, even if you later received a waiver or pardon.

You have never worked without authorisation or remained beyond your permitted time in the United States.


If you haven’t already paid the visa fee, you’ll need to pay online or in cash at a GTBank before scheduling to apply to renew your visa.

If you are qualified based on the above criteria, visit to start your application.

Login to the account using the information you used the last time you made a visa appointment or create a profile.

Select Nonimmigrant Visa Application, New Application/Schedule Appointment, and Visa Renewal without Interview.

Fill in your information and add any family members who are applying who also meet all the eligibility criteria. (Each applicant must individually meet the criteria; minors can apply without an interview only if they meet the eligibility criteria on their own.)

Answer a series of questions to determine eligibility for the program.

If eligible, schedule a date and time to submit your documents to the U.S. Consulate in Lagos (for February appointments) or the U.S. Embassy in Abuja (starting in March).

Gather the required documents as outlined on the appointment letter and present them at your drop-off appointment time.

Your passport will be returned by DHL with your visa, if your application is approved, or with a letter telling you the next steps to complete your application.

Please see our website at for further information and to monitor changes in processing times.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Court Orders Nigeria Government To Pay N1bn To IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Tender Apology

In a separate case on Wednesday, January 19, an Abia state high court awarded N1 billion as damage in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Federal Government.

Kanu had pleaded with the court to grant an order of compensation to the tune of N5 billion after the alleged invasion of his father’s house in September 2017, by some security personnel, The Nation reports.

In his reaction, the presiding judge, Justice Anya described the invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence as notorious and unlawful.

Justice Anya also granted Kanu’s plea for an order asking the government to issue a public apology in three national dailies over the illegal invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence.

The judge also advised the government to adopt a political resolution in dealing with issues involving the southeast secessionist.

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President Muhammadu Buhari Wins As Senate Removes Direct Primary Clause, Passes Electoral Act Amendment

The Senate has re-amended the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, passed by the National Assembly on November 18, 2021.

Accordingly, the chamber in Clause 84(2) of the report approved direct, indirect primaries or consensus as procedure for the nomination of candidates by political parties for the various elective positions.

It also approved the recommended Clause 84(3) that “a political party that adopts the direct primaries procedure shall ensure that all aspirants are given equal opportunity of being voted for by members of the part.”

Clause 84(4) further provides that “a political party that adopts the system of indirect primaries for the choice of its candidate shall adopt the procedure outlined below; (a) In the case of nominations to the position of Presidential candidate, a political party shall, (i) hold special conventions in each of the 36 states of the federation and FCT, where delegates shall vote for each of the aspirants at designated centers in each State Capital on specified dates.”

The clause provides that a National Convention shall be held for the ratification of the candidate with the highest number of votes.

The amendment followed a motion for its re-committal to the Committee of the Whole.

The motion was sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North).

The Senate Leader, in his presentation, recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had signified withholding his assent on the Electoral Act No. 6 2010 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2021 which was passed by the National Assembly and forwarded to the President on Thursday, 18th November, 2021.

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Obi Cubana Offers University Scholarship and Employment To Lagos Hawker For His Generosity

Nigerian billionaire, Obi Cubana has offered university scholarship and employment in any of his companies, to Ekuma Jeremiah, the Lagos hawker seen in a viral video giving money to inmates.

Disclosing this in an Instagram live interview with media personality Daddy Freeze, Obi Cubana said: “I am offering him a lifetime opportunity, he has to go to school I think that is his ambition.
“I will see him through the university and if he wants to do Masters abroad , I will make sure he is comfortable while going to school because like I said earlier, that is the best we can do for him.

“He will do University, anything he wants and then by God’s grace I know I will still be standing by the time he is done with school, he has a place in any of my organisations at the top level and if by God’s grace he finds a higher calling, you see there is nothing tied to this, I do not expect anything in return.

”I am not giving any conditions for this but if he chooses not to go back to school we can now hear what he wants to do and then we see him through.

“The most important thing is to know that he has in me a mentor, he has in me a life guide in me. I will make it easy for him through God so I believe that God will give me health and strength.

“The guy will go to any University of his choice in good condition not just to pay school fees. He has a heart of gold. This is the kind of people we need.

“I pray that people will do eye service to get my attention, let them do this kind of thing, in doing that you don’t know when you get used to it the world becomes a better place.”

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Twitter Ban: Twitter Reportedly Meets Nigeria Government’s Conditions

Twitter users may soon have access to the social media platform which has met the six conditions imposed on it by the Federal Government, The Nation is reporting.

The Technical Committee raised by the government to resolve the impasse between the two parties is fine-tuning the offers by the micro blogger before making a final recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari. The President is also awaiting the report of the committee to lift the ban it imposed on Twitter on June 4, last year.

Investigation by The Nation revealed that Twitter has complied with all the terms given by the government to restore its services.
The conditions agreed to by the firm are: Have a country representative, register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), get National Broadcasting Commission’s licence, payment of fair taxes, sensitive to national security and cohesion. It must not undermine the nation’s security and train Nigerian IT personnel and strategic intelligence officers on how to report twitter abuse /infractions noticed by the government.

A source, who spoke in confidence to The Nation, said: “From the records, Twitter has finally met six conditions set by the Federal Government for the lifting of the ban on its service in Nigeria as at the close of business in 2021. The operation of Twitter will now be fully regulated, including opening of office and deployment of a Country Representative. We can now hold an officer responsible for any infraction.”

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Sylvester Oromoni’s Cousin Accuses Lagos Police of Hoarding His Autopsy Result

Perri, cousin of late student of Dowen College Sylvester Oromoni has accused the Lagos state police command of “hoarding” his second autopsy result.

Perri who made the claim while remembering his cousin’s death one month after, also stated that while the house masters of the school are still locked up, the “killers” have been freed on bail.

Perri also praised senior lawyer, Femi Falana, adding that if not for him, the case would have been closed like many other cases. He also said that they need clarity on the court date from authorities.

Report of Sylvester Oromoni’s death after allegedly being bullied by his seniors in the Lagos school, led to an outcry including high profile reactions weeks ago, as many demanded for justice.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Obi Cubana Freed From EFCC Custody

Nigerian businessman and socialite, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana has been released from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to several reports, the flamboyant businessman was released on administrative bail.

The businessman has since taken to his Instagram page where he hinted about his release.

Okpataozueora! I love you ALL!!. Unbroken. #manoftheyear2021,” he wrote.

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