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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Revsplit Network: How To Earn Money By Sharing Post On social media.(Payment Proof)

Revsplit Network: How To Earn Money By Sharing Post On social media.(Payment Proof)
Today am happy to introduce to you a paying advertising/promoting network called REVSPLITNETWORK

This advertising/Promotion network support Social media promotion and site promoting.


You can earn a lot of money through posting on your social medias.  Instead of you chatting only on the social media you can also make a lot of money as well by posting ads in them.



After you have registered you need to fill your profile with the necessary information.

After that you go to the Promoter Panel and Click on the PPC text ads. There you find the the available ads for posting in social media.


You can also eran a lot from watching videos and listening to audios on revsplitnetwork.


After that login and click ON promoter panel and click on either PTL AUDIO ADS OR PTW VIDEO ADS



Do you own a site or a blog you can earn a lot from your blog by placing RevsplitNetwork banner on your site.  Instead of you placing banners that won't pay you.



After you have successfully registered as a publisher.

The next thing is to apply for the revsplitnetwork banner ads.

After you have login you click on the promoter panel and then on the CPM/CPC banner then you apply for the ads.

Note To Earn More With REVSPLIT BANNER 

The banner ads should not be more than one on each web page.

I joined the advertising/promoting network about a month ago I after applying for their banner ad they eventually approved my request.

After the month end I request for payment and I got paid. (See image below for proof)

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Mido Goodwills Network Enterprise, (Owners of Revsplit Network) is made up of experts who are good at providing new business solutions in a win-win environment, came up with the idea to create a better relationship between the promoter/publisher and advertiser. Overcoming the disadvantages of automated systems, where neither the advertiser nor the publisher has any control of the advertisements quality, pricing and timing.

Our network offers multi-channel type of advertising solutions like Text, Banner, Audio, Video. It's important for ad formats to be optimized for each type, so it's a good thing that we are obsessed with the modernization of our algorithms and the use of the latest technologies. It's our goal to always see where the next changes are coming from and adapt quickly to ensure that our promoters/publishers and advertisers are always one step ahead of their competition.

Our system is unique, well thought and planned, specially built for both advertisers and promoters. we understand the importance of how account management, campaign customization, campaign feedback and optimization impacts the result of every media campaign.

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Revsplit Network is an internet advertising company that is sharply focused on delivering the easiest, most effective, and reliable online awareness worldwide.

Mido Goodwills Network Enterprise, (Owners of Revsplit Network) is made up of experts who are good at providing new business solutions in a win-win environment, came up with the idea to create a better relationship between the promoter/publisher and advertiser. Overcoming the disadvantages of automated systems, where neither the advertiser nor the publisher has any control of the advertisements quality, pricing and timing.

Our network offers multi-channel type of advertising solutions like Text, Banner, Audio, Video. It's important for ad formats to be optimized for each type, so it's a good thing that we are obsessed with the modernization of our algorithms and the use of the latest technologies. It's our goal to always see where the next changes are coming from and adapt quickly to ensure that our promoters/publishers and advertisers are always one step ahead of their competition.

Our system is unique, well thought and planned, specially built for both advertisers and promoters. we understand the importance of how account management, campaign customization, campaign feedback and optimization impacts the result of every media campaign.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion 1-1 - Highlights & Goals - 16/10/2017 - 720HD

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion 1-1 - Highlights & Goals - 16/10/2017 - 720HD

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion 1-1 - Highlights & Goals - 16/10/2017 - 720HD

Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion 1-1 - Highlights & Goals - 16/10/2017 - 720HD

ملخص ليستر سيتي و وست بروميتش ألبيون 1-1 شاشة كاملة 16/10/2017 HD

ملخص ليستر سيتي و وست بروميتش ألبيون 1-1 شاشة كاملة 16/10/2017 HD

Mikel Agu finds target in Bursaspor win

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Agu registered his name on the score-sheet for Bursaspor SK in their 3-1 win against Osmanlispor FK in the Turkish Super Lig clash decided on Monday.

Argentina midfielder, Pablo Martin Batalla opened scoring from the penalty spot seven minutes into the game for the home team, French-Senegalese centre forward, Souleymane Doukara equalized for Osmanlispor in the 23rd minute.

Bogdan Stancu extended the lead in the 39th minute, Agu grabbed his goal in the 38th minute, while Aziz Behich completed scores in the 75th minute as the game ended 3-1 at full time. Bursaspor was later reduced to 10-men after Jires Kembo-Ekoko got a straight red in the 62nd minute.

The duo of Agu and William Troost-Ekong were in full time action for Bursaspor, other two Nigerians Aminu Umar featured for 90 minutes, while Raheem Lawal got substituted in the 71st minute for Osmanlispor.

What will happen to Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties if he is not in court on Tuesday

The Sureties of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, are expected to provide him in court tomorrow.
Nnamdi kanu’s whereabouts is yet to be known following the invading of his home in Umuahia by men of the Nigerian army, under the Operation Python Dance II.

Fate of Kanu’s sureties will top one of the issues Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, will decide in court tomorrow in one of the applications initiated by the federal government.

Recall that the federal government in one of the applications has asked the court to revoke the bail granted to Kanu in April on the grounds of ill-health which appeared to have been allegedly breached by the IPOB leader since he was allowed home on bail.

Kanu may have put his sureties on imprisonment path should he fail to show up in court tomorrow for the hearing of the felony case against him.

The Federal Government is arraigning Kanu and three others before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a five count criminal charge bordering on treasonable felony.

Kanu’s sureties were the Chairman of the Senate’s South East Caucus, Eyinnaya Abaribe; a Jewish priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and an accountant and Abuja resident, Tochukwu Uchendu.

However, speaking on the legal implication of Kanu’s failure to appear in court on the next adjourned date, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, told New Telegraph that Kanu has violated all the conditions prescribed by the court and government had sought the revocation of his bail.

He said, “Following the military exercise carried out by the military in Umuahia, Abia state and the subsequent proscription of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has not been seen and may have gone underground.

“So, it is not likely that he will appear in court on the next adjourned date for fear of being arrested by the police or security agencies.

“Kanu had sureties that entered into recognizance or signed bail bonds as ordered by the court that led to his release.

“The position of the law as provided under Section 173 (1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, is that, a defendant whom recognizance was entered on his behalf and who is subsequently released on bail is bound to appear before the court at every time and place to which during the course of the proceedings, the hearing may from time to time be adjourned.

“It follows that if Kanu fails to appear before the Federal High Court on the next adjourned date, the judge will likely order a warrant for his arrest.

“The implication of the failure of Kanu to appear in court on the next adjourned date on those who stood sureties for his recognizance is that his recognizance shall be forfeited.”

Academic Staff,COEASU, Go Spiritual Over Unpaid Salaries

Members of the Academic Staff Union of the College of Education (COEASU), Ilorin said they had embarked on prayer and fasting to ensure payment of their outstanding salaries by the Kwara Government.

The Chairman of the union, Saba Daniel, told newsmen on Monday in Ilorin said they went spiritual because the state government was yet to address the issue.

”We are still waiting because the issue is yet to be addressed, so we have resorted to fasting and prayers.

”The suffering is too much for our members because most of us can no longer cater for our families or send our children to school.

”Non payment of salary is a silent killer, so we are pleading with the state government to meet our needs and settle us,” Daniel said.

He, however, said that the decision to either call-off the strike or continue with it depended on members of the union.

In his reaction, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Muideen Akorede, said the subvention for the college for the last quarter would soon be released.

”The issue is not about prayers, Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed has pledged to settle all outstanding salary arrears to state-owned tertiary institutions in this last quarter, ” Akorede said.

Bring Kanu to court dead or alive – IPOB tells FG

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the federal government not to provoke it into taking up arms by continually keeping its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. It warned that Kanu must be brought to court Tuesday dead or alive.
The group added that its angst would be felt if the Nigerian government failed to produce Kanu in court, dead or alive to continue his trial.

Recall that Kanu had been granted bail in May under stringent condition, with the order to return to court to face his trial before Justice Binta Nyako.

The group in a press release signed by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful in Awka, stated that it was gradually losing patience with Nigerian government for keeping its leader, who they alleged was abducted during the invasion of his home in Umuahia, last month.

IPOB also condemned the continued denial of the military that Kanu was not with it, citing a recent interview by the Nigerian Defence Minister, General Mansur Dan Ali on Channels Television in which he confirmed that Nigerian Army went in search of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his home.

The group said this was in total variance with previous statements of the military, where they denied invading Kanu’s home. It noted that since the invasion on 14th September, Kanu and his parents have not been located.

“The bare faced lies of the Nigerian Defence Minister General Mansur Dan Ali and that of the Buhari regime against our leader and organisation is beginning to unravel before the eyes of the world. By admitting publicly that soldiers were sent to Isiama Afaraukwu to look for our leader without any order or warrant from a court of law confirms the contempt in which Nigerian government holds the rule of law and their judicial process.

“It is therefore incumbent upon civilised nations of the world and organisations alike to ask the APC led Nigerian government why they decided to send armed soldiers to invade Kanu’s residence.”

The group spoke further that, “It is therefore reasonably expected to conclude that the army is also lying about not having our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in their custody.

“Is the world waiting for Biafrans to pick up arms to demand for the release of the body of their leader before they know IPOB is serious about ascertaining what the Nigerian government did with him?”

It said the struggle for Biafra independence had gone far beyond violence and way beyond the capacity of Nigeria to deal with, and that the dimension its struggle will take going forward depends on what fate Nigeria visited or intend to visit on its leader.

“One outcome is guaranteed in all this, should Nigeria not produce our leader in court on the 17th of October 2017, there will be inevitable confrontation on a scale the human mind cannot imagine, at a time and place of our choosing. By nature we are peace loving people, Nigeria should stop provoking us into armed conflict. They should bring our leader to court.”

South Africans react to Zuma’s statue by Imo state governor, Okorocha

South Africans have reacted to the erected statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa by Imo State governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha.

They took to their social media to lash out their anger on the governor for honouring a man who is facing over 700 cases of corruption charges in his home country.

Most of them insinuated that Nigerians wanted a free pass to import drugs and illegal people into their country, hence the statue.

Below are some of the comments…

Papiki Noko Mphalaborwa: That is an awesome strategy by Nigeria to unveil the showerhead statue. They want a free pass to import drugs and illegal people into our country

Klass Happy Marobola: Even top criminials respect Zuma for his crooked ways.

Charles Ernest Doller: Too many drugs that killing our south Afruca and shame on Zuma for his honour with this corruption 782 or maybe more during 2017.

Lisa Shosha: Can they take him and make him a permanent resident.

Phiri James Gordon: The most corrupt country in the world honours one of their own.

Antonella Di Cicco: Stop wasting your money on Nonsence and feed your people.

Dudley wells: Isn’t that the state where all the drug dealers come from? They are honoring him for protecting the trade.

Leon Barries Bernard: Why don’t they just take Zuma , we will donate him to Nigeria with a years supply of pap en vleis.

Ehiscuttie Craig: He was not honoured by Nigeria, he was honoured by a state that are known for drugs dealings all over the world.

Muzi Nsibande: The most corrupt president in the African continent is honoured with a bronze statue in one of Africa’s most corrupt country Nigeria.

Over 29 Killed In Fresh Plateau Attack

no fewer than 29 people mostly women and children were in the early hours of Monday killed during an attack in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It would be recalled that series of attacks said to be carried out by suspected Fulani herdsmen have been occurring in villages in the Chiefdom thereby forcing the State Governor, Simon Lalong to declare a dusk to dawn curfew in the local government area.

Despite the curfew declared last Friday, midnight attacks still persist in the Chiefdom with many residents already fleeing the troubled area.

Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Capt. Adam Umar did not pick several calls put to his mobile lines while that of the State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev said he was awaiting the report from the DPO of Bassa local government area before giving a comment.

But President, Irigwe Development Association, Sunday Abdu who confirmed the incident said the victims were ushered into a classroom in a public Primary School in the village by members of Operation Safe Haven, Op SH saddled with the responsibility of keeping peace in the area only to be abandoned by the same people who asked them to take refuge in the school.

According to him, “What happened was an annihilation of our people, innocent people killed that way in their cold blood; they just wiped them out. The soldiers ushered the people into a class block after an attack in the village. They later ran away and left them to be massacred by the assailants.

“The mass burial is about taking place now; if they did not run away, those people wouldn’t have been killed. How can you have security, Military of the Federal Republic of Nigeria would run away and leave the citizens, how and why? That is to tell you that we don’t have security, it is a simple as that.

“27 people have been confirmed killed but someone told us that two more bodies have been discovered but I have not confirmed that yet.”

Meanwhile, Member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency, Suleiman Kwande called on the federal government to investigate the renewed violence in State especially in the Irigwe Chiefdom.

In a statement issued yesterday, Kwande said, “The native of the locality in the last few weeks have suffered unprovoked attacks, I call on the Federal Government to set up a committee to investigate the fresh killing of innocent persons including children, women, men and aged in a Primary School where they were taking refuge.

“Security agencies must wake up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting lives in the State, this evil must be stopped, enough of all the killings.”

Sack Buhari As Petroleum Minister! Agbakoba Tells Court

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, has urged the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain President Muhammadu Buhari from continuing to hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

The SAN contends that Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution forbids the President from “holding any other executive office or paid employment.”

Besides, he contended that Buhari was not screened for the ministerial job by the Senate as required by the constitution.

Agbakoba urged the court to determine “whether, by virtue of Section 147(2) of the 1999 Constitution, the President can hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, without confirmation by the Senate of the National Assembly?”

He said as a legal practitioner with 40 years experience and having checked the Constitution, he was convinced that the Buhari cannot legally hold the office of the Minister of Petroleum Resources and thus urged the court to sack him.

In a 14-paragraph affidavit, which he personally deposed to in support of his suit, Agbakoba explained that the lawsuit was informed by the recent management crisis which engulfed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, on account of disagreements between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and the Group Managing Director of the NNPC.

“I verily believe that the governance chaos in the NNPC could not have occurred if the President is not also the Minister of Petroleum Resources,” Agbakoba said.

“I am aware that the NNPC provides up to 90 percent of the revenue accruing to Nigeria.

“I am worried that the crisis in the NNPC will greatly reduce Nigeria’s revenue-generating capacity and will affect the revenue distributable to federal, state and local governments in Nigeria. This will gravely affect development nationwide and drastically impact one and all Nigerians including those in Anambra State (my state of origin) and Lagos State (my state of residence).

“I looked at Section 138 of the 1999 Constitution and I verily believe it disqualifies the President from holding executive office including that of the Minister of Petroleum, during his tenure of office as President.

“I also know that the President did not go through nomination process and confirmation by the Senate, before holding the office of Minister of Petroleum Resources

“I again looked at Section 147(2) of the 1999 Constitution and I verily believe it prohibits anybody from holding the office of a Minister of the Federation, without confirmation by the Senate,” Agbakoba said.

The respondent in the suit is the Attorney General of the Federation.

The court has yet to fix any date for hearing.

2015 polls: Buhari attributes victory to good hearted Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday attributed his victory during the 2015 presidential elections to those he described as “good-hearted Nigerians.”

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving three of his young admirers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The girls were said to have shown high interest in Buhari’s administration and prayed for his recovery during ill-health.

Three-year-old Maya Jammal became an internet sensation when her videoed prayer for the President’s recovery went viral, while 10-year-old Aisha Aliyu Gebbi wrote a personal letter to Buhari describing herself as his “biggest fan”.

Nicole Benson, 12 years old, had contributed N5,785 to the President’s campaign in 2015, which was all saved up from her lunch and pocket allowance.

“I am very impressed with what the children have been able to do. I can see Maya is shy. I watched her video where she was praying for my recovery when I was ill,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

He attributed his victory at the polls to the contributions of good-hearted Nigerians, like young Nicole, who is from Lagos State, and showed her support by sending her personal savings.

“Nicole, I congratulate you, and myself for being here today. Your contribution made a great impact. As you can see, I am here in the Presidential Villa. Thank you,’’ he said.

Buhari told Aisha that her letter was heart-warming, noting that he felt re-assured knowing he had fans amongst the children.

“Thank you very much for the letter,’’ he said.

The President said he looked forward to more visits from the children.

“I am hoping that it will not be the first and last time we will be meeting while I am here. We will continue to meet even after I have left here,” he added.

Speaking on behalf of the parents, Mr. Aliyu Ibrahim Gebbi, said the President’s gesture of inviting the children to the Presidential Villa was a dream come true.

Gebbi said the invitation also added to the President’s long-standing record of good-heartedness and fairness.

“In a nation with few legends and accuracy of truth, we look up to you, Mr. President, and our children are looking up to you,’’ he added.

Maya lives in the FCT, while Aisha came in from Bauchi State.

No monkeypox in Lagos - FG

The Federal Ministry of Health says all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this during a press conference in Abuja on Monday.

He said only four cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Nigeria.

Adewole said, “As of October 13, 2017, there were 17 SUSPECTED cases reported from Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa State.

“We have received laboratory confirmation for Monkeypox virus from three of these cases from the WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Samples from 12 other cases from Bayelsa were negative.

“With these results, four suspected Monkeypox outbreak in Yenagoa have been confirmed with laboratory evidence. The most likely source of infection is a primary zoonotic transmission, from an animal, with secondary person-to-person transmission.

“Since our initial announcement, a total of 43 other SUSPECTED cases have been reported from eight other States (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT). Of these, four cases from Lagos have also been tested and confirmed to be negative for the Monkeypox virus.

“We expect that many of these cases being reported from other states in Nigeria are not caused by the Monkeypox virus, but we will continue to investigate all those cases that fit the case definition.

“Further laboratory tests using whole genome sequencing are being carried out by the Africa Centre for Genomics and Infectious Diseases in Redeemers University Ede, Ogun State.”

My medical vacation not sponsored with public fund –Buhari's Minister

The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwuka, who was flown to the United States for medical treatment, has returned to the country after spending 27 days.

Anwuka, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at about 6pm, told journalists that he did not receive any funds from the Federal Government, but was sponsored by his son, a doctor in Dallas, USA.

The news of the ailing minister flown to the US was first confirmed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who asked that prayers be said for Anwuka during a briefing in Abuja two weeks ago.

Anwuka said he was diagnosed of having high cholesterol level, and applied to the Federal Government for leave on September 18.

He said: “I went for check-up and I was told I had a high cholesterol. I then reported to my son, who is a doctor in the United States. It was my state governor, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who got me the ticket.

“I went to Aso Rock and applied for my leave. It was granted and I left on September 18. I am back to work now. My trip was sponsored by my son and my governor. The government had no penny at all inside it.

“There was no support from the Federal Government. I did not ask for it. I only applied for my leave and left. Maybe now that I am back, I could ask.”

2018 World Cup: Reserve players to play against Algeria - Yusuf

The Assistant Coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Salisu Yusuf, on Monday said that he would use more reserve players for the 2018 world cup qualifier against Algeria on Nov. 11.

Yusuf, who spoke on the team’s preparation for the Algeria match, said that the match would enable the coaching crew to not only try the reserves but also select players for the final in Russia.

He said, “Some of the players have not been opportune to play, so this match will offer them such opportunity

“We know there is nothing to be scared of because we already have the world cup ticket but our interest now is to have a blended team.”

The coach pledged that the Super Eagles would not lose any of their matches, adding that they were ready to win the game against Algeria.

The Super Eagles currently lead Group B with 13 points and will slug it out with the Algerian side on Nov. 11 in Algiers.

FIFA has confirmed Gabonese Eric Castane as the centre referee while Aboubacar Doumbouya of Guinea and Burkina Faso’s Seydou Tiama will serve as his assistants.

Technology: All iPhone 2018 Models to Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner

If you were planning to ditch Apple’s iPhone X model in hopes that perhaps next year its successor will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display, you’re up for some big disappointment. According to a noted analyst at KGI Securities, Apple intends to not include the Touch ID fingerprint scanner in any of the iPhone models it will launch next year.

The rationale behind the move, KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo says, is to have a competitive advantage over the rivals. Even as Samsung and a handful of other Android smartphone vendors have tried their hands at facial recognition feature, their solutions are far from perfect.
It needs to be pointed out that we don’t know yet how people will react to the iPhone X’s Face ID technology. The company will begin shipping the phone next month.
“We predict all new 2H18F iPhone models will likely abandon fingerprint recognition. We believe this change will allow all new models to realise a competitive advantage via differentiation, on the back of an integrated user experience of full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera/ Facial recognition/ Face ID/ AR applications,” analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in a note to investors, shared by MacRumors.
Kuo also hints that all the iPhone models launched in 2018 will also have a full-screen design with minimal bezels. This suggests that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were the last handsets to carry the company’s iconic design. In a separate note recently,Kuo said he expects the next year’s iPhone Pro models to have Face ID as well.
According to marketing research firm Counterpoint, more than one billion smartphones featuring a fingerprint scanner will be shipped next year.

Technology: BlackBerry Motion Specs and Price in Nigeria

The BlackBerry Motion is powered by 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card.
The BlackBerry Motion runs Android 7.1.1 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the BlackBerry Motion packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.


  • Release date: October 2017
  • Form factor: Touchscreen
  • Dimensions (mm): 155.70 x 75.40 x 8.13
  • Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
  • Removable battery: No
  • Screen size (inches): 5.50
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels
  • Pixels per inch (PPI): 403
  • Processor: 2GHz octa-core
  • Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal storage: 32GB
  • Expandable storage: Yes
  • Expandable storage type: microSD
  • Expandable storage up to (GB): 200
  • Rear camera: 12-megapixel
  • Flash: No
  • Front camera: 8-megapixel
  • Operating System: Android 7.1.1
Whats your say on this device?

Technology: Airtel Set to Buy the Consumer Mobile Business of Tata Teleservices

Since the arrival of Jio, consolidation in telecom industry has picked up pace, and the latest such deal brings Airtel and Tata Teleservices together. The two operators have announced that Airtel is getting Tata Teleservices’ consumer mobile business on a “debt-free cash-free” basis, though it will have to take over a “small portion” of the Tata unit’s unpaid spectrum liabilities.
The deal will give a boost to Airtel’s subscriber base as it will get more than 40 million new users; it is already the biggest operator in the country though it will lose the position to Vodafone-Idea merged entity once their deal is completed.
Tata Teleservices and its unit Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd have more than 40 million subscribers and rank ninth in India’s telecoms market, which had a total of 1.2 billion mobile subscriptions at the end of July.
The Indian telecom sector is in the midst of a wave of consolidation after the entry of Reliance Industries’, Reliance Jio Infocomm venture.
Reliance Jio, backed by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, has sparked a price war and cut-throat competition in the space, eroding profits for carriers at a time when they already have high debt levels after costly airwave purchases.
As part of the deal, Tata’s mobile customers in 19 service areas will move to Bharti Airtel along with airwaves that Tata had purchased.
“Tata and Bharti Airtel will work together to further explore other mutual areas of cooperation,” the companies said.
The statement also said Tata is in the initial stages of exploring a combination of its enterprise business with Tata Communications Ltd and its retail fixed-line and broadband business with satellite TV arm Tata Sky.
Tata will retain its stake in tower company Viom, and will take care of the liabilities associated with it, according to the statement.

Nnamdi Kanu's family petitions UN, claims possession of video of army looting Kanu's home

The saga concerning the army's invasion of Nnamdi Kanu's house continues as the family of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra petitioned the United Nations, the European Union and other foreign countries, alleging that operatives of the Nigerian army looted valuables from their son’s home during a raid on October 8.

The petition was signed by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer on behalf of the traditional head of Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, in Abia state, and Kanu’s father, Eze Isreal Okwu-Kanu.

Nnamdi Kanu's family, in a separate letters sent by Ejiofor to the international bodies and foreign countries, claimed that the “CCTV footage” attached to the said letters “picked” the alleged looting by Nigerian soldiers and policemen, Sahara Reporters reports.

The media outlet also claimed the said CCTV recordings were not made available to them.

The letter read in part: “We are solicitors to the family of His Royal Majesty, Eze Isreal Okwu-Kanu, hereinafter referred to as ‘our client’ and on whose standing instruction we file this communication with the British government.

“It is our brief, that on the 8th day of October, 2017, our client’s son’s home (Nnamdi Kanu) in Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, in Abia State was invaded, and violently looted by rampaging Nigerian soldiers and their police counterparts.

“The CCTV footage which picked the horrendous raids, revealed the brazen looting and carting away of valuables and household equipment by the above named security agents.”

The separate letters were addressed to the resident representatives of UN and EU, the US Ambassador, the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, the High Commissioner of the British High Commission; and the High Commissioner, the Canadian High Commission.

A copy of the letter sent to the British High Commission, Kanu's lawyer claimed that the IPOB leader has not been seen since the invasion of the family home on September 14, 2017.
The letter added that the IPOB leader might have been killed during the military operation.

“The raid and consequent looting in the home of our client’s son, (a British citizen) by the soldiers and their police counterparts does not enjoy the protection, backing, and legitimacy of any known legislative enactment in Nigeria.

“It is, therefore, not unlikely, that he may have been killed in the well-coordinated bloody onslaught in his home. The attached CCTV footage picked clearly the horrendous activity of these rampaging security personnel in the home of our client,” the letter read in part.

 The army spokesperson, Brig Gen. Sani Usman, however, could not be reached for comments as his mobile rang out and he is yet to reply to a text sent to him as of the time of filing this report. 

Alleged Evans’ accomplice sues police, demands N100m damages

A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release from police custody.

Arinze, in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Mr Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100m and a public apology from the police jointly and several others over alleged infringement on his rights.

Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, State Police Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command and Insp. Christian, an Investigating Police Officer with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Ogu is seeking a declaration that the arrest and detention of Arinze without any order validly made in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) is unlawful and illegal.

In addition, he wants an order directing and mandating the respondents to produce the suspect in the court.

An affidavit sworn to by the younger sister of the applicant, Mrs Nkem Nwaka, said the applicant was arrested on June 27 at Festac Town, Lagos, by the third respondent (the police) and taken to the office of the second respondent (CP).

According to her, the suspect has been in custody since June 27 and denied access to his medications, family and lawyers.

The applicant has been in police custody for more than three months without any charge, she said, adding that his fundamental rights as guaranteed under Sections 35 (4) and 36 (4) (5) of the 1999 Constitution have been violated.

No date has been fixed for hearing.

Evans has been arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.

He had earlier instituted a fundamental rights suit against the Police, claiming N300m as damages for alleged illegal detention and rights violation.

I Know Gbenga Daniel Can Lead As PDP Chairmanship – Sule Lamido

The former Governor of Jigawa State and one of the founding members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido has assured a frontline aspirant for the National Chairmanship of the party,  Otunba Gbenga Daniel of his support at the forthcoming National Convention.

Lamido stated this while receiving Daniel at his country home in Bamaina, Jigawa State on Sunday.

According to him, the task ahead of PDP is “the sole purpose of rescuing Nigeria from a government that should be for all Nigerians but now the architect of our division.”

In his words “Only PDP can rescue Nigeria. The formation of PDP at inception was to liberate the country from military rule and stabilize it.

“Gbenga, the task before you is enormous. You will have to unite the party and refocus it. I know you very very well and I know you can lead. You and I are from Baba’s dynasty,” he said.

Responding to his host, Daniel stated that he is aware of the enormous responsibility the position requires and he is up to the task.

In an appraisal of the APC-led administration, Daniel reiterated the disappointment of citizens who voted the party into power saying,  “When we lost election in 2015, we folded  our hands to see the change they promised but going round the country today,  it is glaring everyone has rejected the change.”

Daniel used the occasion to formally invite Alhaji Lamido to his official declaration on Wednesday and also seek his support.

"No Restructuring Outside The 1999 Constitution"

The Patriotic Movement of Nigeria (PMN), in independent civil society organization has described as an illusion, the belief in some quarters that the restructuring of the Nigerian State can be done outside the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended). The group stated this at the end of a two-day retreat in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

National Chairman of the movement, Mallam Bello Sabo Abdulkadir told newsmen that though there is the need to devolve some responsibility away from the exclusive list; the process, he argued, should be gradual, noting that PMN had already put its foot forward in this direction. According him, a gradual amendment of the existing Constitution is the way to go rather than a total discard of same as some are clamouring in different parts of the country.

“We have set up a technical committee to look into the items that can be devolved to the federating States,” he said, even as he called for a “Reform of the electoral process by devolving the powers of selection of prospective candidates for political offices to the grassroots to foster accountability and ownership in governance.”

Earlier in his remarks, PMN Director of Strategy and Communications, Udenta Udenta said the movement supports the call for restructuring but warned however that any attempt to do so in fragrant disobedience of the Constitution would create a vacuum which will invariably lead to chaos and lawlessness. He argued that though there have been clamour for changes in the political and economic paradigms, the bigger challenge he said, is how to restructure.

“We believe in restructuring within the provisions of the 1999 Constitution. Nobody should live in the illusion that this Constitution would one day walk away because that would be wishful thinking. If that happens, the National Assembly, the President will go away and there would be a vacuum,” he said.

The scholar-turned activist further caused a stir with his admission that the Nigerian Constitution is superior to that of the United States of America in terms of rights to vote and be voted for.

“The Nigerian Constitution as bad as it  is superior to the American Constitution because ours guarantees a universal adult suffrage but we believe we can dismantle the Constitution gradually overtime into a document that we would all be proud of,” he said.

The movement also called for institutional strengthening as a necessary tool of good governance and service delivery to the people.

2019: Ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole declares support for ADP

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole, has declared his full support to the newly formed Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State.

This was contained in a release signed by the party’s state publicity secretary, Mr Sunday Adeleye, made available to newsmen in Abeokuta, on Monday, urging members of the party to remain focused and be committed to issues affecting it.

Bankole according to the statement said the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections required the effort of all members, hence the need for them to shun all acts capable of jeopardising its success.

The statement reads,” The Rt Hon Dimeji Bankole has assured members that he is now with the party and subsequently declared his full support for the party.

“He stressed the need for members of Action Democratic Party (ADP) to remain focused and committed as well shun acts that could jeopardise the success of the party. The former speaker said the victory of the party in the coming polls requires the concerted efforts of the entire members.”
The party at its expanded executive meeting had directed that membership registration should commence in all the 20 local government areas of the state.

It said that all local government executive committee would be put in place to facilitate the inauguration of ward executives.

The party also said that all elective positions would be made open to all aspirants and charged all aspirants to indicate interest in accordance to the laws as stipulated in the Electoral Act.
The State Chairman, Chief Wale Egunleti, charged members to be ready for the task ahead and to make sure the party wins elections at all levels come 2019.

Agbakoba drags Buhari to court for holding office of Petroleum Minister

Foremost Maritime lawyer and former President, Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba on Monday dragged the President Muhammadu Buhari before an Abuja Federal High Court in Abuja for allocating the position of the Minister of Petroleum to himself.

Agbakoba, in his suit, wants the court to determine the constitutional qualification of the President to hold executive office as Petroleum Minister.

In a statement issued by his Chambers, Agbakoba, argued that on the basis of section 138 of the Constitution, the President should be barred from taking any paid employment or holding executive office of Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Agbakoba contended that in any event, the President’s appointment as Minister of Petroleum Resources was not confirmed by the Senate of the National Assembly, as stipulated by section 147(2)of the constitution.

The affidavit supporting Agbakoba’s claim states that the determination of the questions are of vital national importance, in view of the governance chaos at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The court is yet to fix a date for hearing of the matter.

We have nothing to show for Buhari's presidency - North

The apex northern group, Arewa Consultative Forum and Arewa Youth Forum said President Muhammadu Buhari is not a sectional leader because there is nothing in the region to show that he has favoured the area more than other parts of the country.
New telegraph reports Muhammad Ibrahim Biu, the AYF national publicity secretary, said the insinuation that Buhari is favouring the North against other regions is preposterous.

Ibrahim Biu said: ''President Buhari was elected as the president of Nigeria and not that of the north or south. In the last two years, he had presented national budgets to the National Assembly, which contained developmental projects for the entire country being his constituency.

''The budgets were passed into Appropriation Acts and implemented according to available resources, which Nigerians are fully aware of. It is, therefore, the considered view of the ACF that ascribing primordial considerations to projects to where the president comes from is preposterous and uncharitable.

''The claims of favouritism or marginalisation by one part of the country against the other, which have created unnecessary mistrust among the various

Also, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, the chairman of the northern elders’ council, said: ''I want you to ask those who are talking about marginalisation to tell us where and where they are marginalised.

''The North-West, where I come from, don’t have four senior ministers and, which government’s position is bigger than that of a minister? “Let me tell you, after the president and the vice president, minister is the next important position in government. 

Throw out all suits seeking to remove Magu as EFCC Boss - Buhari, AGF tells court

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari and Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to throw out all pending suits seeking to oust Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from office.

According to The Sun, their position was contained in a notice of objections which was released on Monday, October 16.

It was gathered that the notice stated that “The court cannot invoke its judicial powers under Section 6(6)(b) (of the Constitution) to hear and determine this case.”

Magu, the EFCC, the AGF, President Buhari, the Senate and its president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, were listed as defendants in one of the suits marked as FHC/ABJ/CS/227/2017.

The 2 plaintiffs who had filed the suit had prayed to the court for: “A declaration that by re-nominating, re-presenting the name of the 1st defendant to the 5th and 6th defendants for confirmation as the Chairman of the 2nd defendant having being previously rejected twice by the 5th and 6th defendant, the 4th defendant is foisting a candidate upon Nigerians.”

However, in the counter-suit, the president and the AGF challenged the competence of the plaintiff’s suit. The notice stated further: “The plaintiffs do not have sufficient interest in the determination of this matter.

“The plaintiffs’ civil rights were not breached by the defendants. “The plaintiffs did not meet the necessary pre-condition to file this suit.”

“The plaintiffs claim to be concerned Nigerian citizens and legal practitioners, thus imparted upon themselves the right to institute this suit, notwithstanding the fact that the National Assembly (particularly the Senate) is a legal person capable of suing and being sued. The Plaintiffs did not depose to the fact that they were instructed by the Senate or the Senate President to institute this suit.

“The plaintiffs are seeking inter alia an order restraining the 4th defendant from re-nominating or representing the name of the 1st defendant (Magu) to the Senate for appointment as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“My lord, we humbly submit that a perusal of all the processes in the court’s file will reveal that the plaintiffs instituted the action wrongly as they do not possess the locus standi to institute same.

“The plaintiffs have also failed to follow the due process of law in filing this suit and have not brought this action by way of Judicial Review contrary to Order 34 of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules.

“This honourable court has therefore been deprived of the jurisdiction to hear and determine this suit.

“And if it is, your lordship has the power to, among other things, strike out this matter in its entirety. We urge your lordship to strike out this matter for want of jurisdiction.” 

Buhari Remains “unbeatable Candidate For The APC” In 2019 – Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello has reiterated the determination of the people of the state and Nigerians in general to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari continues his “good work for the nation beyond 2015”.

Addressing a cross-section of the media in Abuja, Sunday, Bello said President Muhammadu Buhari remains the “unbeatable candidate for the APC”.

“We are a Democratic Party who will do everything within the ambience of the rule of law. But we cannot forget that our party has the most respected, the most popular and the most incorrigible material in the person of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All over the world, his name represents anti-corruption, transparency and good governance. We cannot jettison such a global brand.

“It is true that many people are concerned about his health. President Buhari is now fit to continue to unsettle the forces of corruption who think four years are enough for people to forget the pains their corruption brought on our people.

“People who love Nigeria will definitely want Mr. President to continue. His second term will help strengthen our institutions of governance and assure our nation of a greater tomorrow”.

Bello urged APC leaders to speak with one voice and remain united in order to continue to push the nation toward greatness.

“Ambitions are normal in politics. But the Nigerian project is far more important than the interest of individuals. Our party leaders will continue to act in unison for the prosperity of Nigeria”.

The Governor urged for “understanding” over the President’s call for development attention in the North-East, saying it is a normal “post-war advocacy”.

“The insurgency and the war against the enemies of our nation really devastated the North-East. A good number of schools and other public institutions were destroyed. It is therefore not out of place for the President to call on the World Bank to help rebuild the battered region.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is not a sectional leader. He would have done same for any battered region in Nigeria. Leaders of influence must continue to promote speeches that will enhance our unity rather than divide us”

Why Nigeria is underperforming in critical sectors

Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF’s) African Department has explained why Nigeria can’t achieve higher productivity in many sectors of the economy.

He said without energy, it would be difficult for the acclaimed Africa’s giant to make headways.

Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, while briefing newsmen over the weekend at the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington DC, “given how big the size of the Nigerian economy is and given the potential that it has including an agriculture, it is a sector that should be doing much better I think. 
On the macro side I think what is needed in Nigeria at this moment we think are mobilizing more revenues.”

He stressed that Revenue mobilisation is key to helping the government invest more in health and education and building infrastructure that is going to be important for other sectors like agriculture, manufacturing to take off.

“Without energy, it’s difficult to have higher productivity activities to take place including in agriculture. Some processing is going to be important. So, addressing the energy issue, all of this I think requires a lot more public investment and so the revenue mobilization angle being important,” he said.

On the foreign exchange market reforms, Selassie appreciated the progress recorded in the last five months but said the gap in the market was still wide.

“If you look simply at the gap between the foreign exchange market rate, you know, the bank rate and the parallel market rate was very, very wide earlier this year, a lot of businesses complaining about shortage of you know, not having enough access to foreign exchange, I think that has attenuated over the last four, five months, so that’s what we are encouraged by.

“The objective as we used to have before, has to be in creating a liquid and deep single foreign exchange market. So, you know, reforms toward that, going forward would be helpful,” he added.

Dangote to employ youth graduates for rice farming

A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited (www.Dangote.com) in Kogi State.

This is even as the Company prepares to hit the market with One million metric tons of Dangote rice in 2018.

The Dangote Youth Rice Farm project, mainly an out-grower scheme for youths only was flagged off at the Lower Niger River Basin Authority, Kampe, Ejiba in Yagba West local government area of the state where youth have embarked on rice cultivation over 100 hectares of land.

The rice farm project, which was preceded by a special training for the youth farmers on the dynamics of the rice farming, will see the youths cultivating the rice paddy on a 100 hectares of land, which will then be bought over by the company for processing.

Under the scheme, the Dangote Rice Company provides the seedling, anti-pest-chemicals, and fertilizers while the Basing Authority provided the land for the young farmers.

The management of Dangote Rice led by the Group Executive Director, Mr. Devakumar Edwin flagged off the project while taking delivery of some rice paddy bags produced from the pilot project.
Mr. Edwin explained that the project is a new dimension to the efforts by the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Group, at ensuring food security and creating job opportunities in Nigeria especially for the youths saying this Initiative is in line with the vision and commitment of Dangote Industries Limited to create a new generation of agri-preneur that will revolutionize the Nigerian agricultural sector.

“We believe skill, knowledge, enabling environment, collaboration and linkages along the value chain are driving forces for economic empowerment and social development in line with the Federal Government policies. This project will address the skills gap in local rice production among unemployed youths by providing technical, organisational and financial requirements.”

He said it would also enhance domestic rice production to cover the large gap between demand and domestic production and to increase self-sufficiency of Nigeria and substitute imported rice by quality Nigerian rice brands.

Mr. Edwin disclosed that most modern rice mills in Nigeria presently operate at not more than 20% capacity utilization due mainly to lack of good quality paddy and that Dangote Rice aimed to change this situation developing and adapting out-grower schemes. According to him, the Dangote Rice Company plans to set up a 150,000 metric tons integrated rice mill and sale one million mt of parboiled rice by 2018.

The Dangote Group boss stated that the decision of the management to start the project was driven by two factors, one of which is the need for youth employment through empowerment to go into agriculture. “The youths are more vulnerable to crimes and other social vices when they have nothing to engage them and this in turn affect the nation negatively.

“The second factor is the need to strengthen the on-going efforts at producing rice for self-sufficiency so that we can save foreign exchange. By the time we will be doing one million metric tons of rice next year, no less than three million jobs would been created along the value chain.”

Mr. Edwin said the Kogi pilot project will cover four season of two years and will be launched in four other states soon.

In his own remark, the Managing Director of Dangote Rice, Mr. Robert Coleman urged the youth farmers to concentrate on the project and pay attention to details so that they would come out with good paddy yield.

He congratulated the farmers for the decision to partner with Dangote Rice noting that they have a solid source of livelihood for themselves and members of their families if they give their all for the success of the scheme.

The Coordinator of the youth farmers, Umar Etudaye thanked the management of Dangote Rice for believing in them and engaging them for the project. He promised that they would deliver on the mandate given to them on the project.

He stated that the scheme is a practical step towards nation building because it’s the youths, who constitute 40 per cent of the population, would build the nation and only the youths that are empowered and gainfully employed could do that.

Nigeria climb to 41 in latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria moved up to the 41st position in the World and retained the fifth in Africa in the latest FIFA Coca-Cola world rankings.

The rankings released by the World Football governing body showed that Nigeria moved up three places from the 44th position in September, but maintained the fifth spot in Africa.

It said that Nigeria had 721 points compared to the 696 in September.

The report said that Tunisia became the new number in Africa and 28th in the world with 834 points while the former number on the continent, Egypt came second and 30th in the world with 818 points.

Senegal is number three in Africa and 32 in the world with 815 points while DR Congo is fourth on the continent and 35th in the world with 751 points.

African champions, Cameroon is sixth in the continent and 42nd in the world with 718 points.

In the top 10 ranked countries, Germany retained the number one position in the world with 1631 points while Brazil is second with 1619 points.

Portugal is third, Argentina fourth, Belgium fifth, Poland sixth and France seventh.

Osita Okeke, chairman Nigeria football supporters club, South Africa chapter, attributed Nigeria`s improvement to Super Eagles qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

“From the matches against Cameroon and then Zambia, the Eagles played well and deserve improvement in the latest rankings.

“I believe that the team will continue to do well, especially in the World Cup,” he said.

Pro-Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu, missing on eve of treason trial

The leader of a pro-Biafran separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, has apparently gone missing, prompting speculation as to his whereabouts on the eve of his trial on treason charges.

Nnamdi Kanu has not been seen in public since troops were deployed to Umuahia, Abia State last month.

Kanu, who wants a separate state for the Igbo people who dominated the country’s southeast, has been on bail since April.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Abuja on Tuesday.

His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told AFP: “Only the army can tell us where he is. Either they arrested him or they killed him.

“If he is alive, they should bring him to the court on Tuesday.”

Justice ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah said whether the trial goes ahead depends on Kanu’s appearance and the judge.

“I can’t tell you specifically what will happen,” he added.

Kanu’s disappearance has prompted renewed fears of violence in the restive southeast, which remains tense 50 years after a declaration of independence sparked a brutal civil war.

He was first arrested in October 2015 and held in custody until April this year, despite repeated court rulings that he should be released.

In Umuahia, which was once the capital of the self-styled republic of Biafra and where Kanu spent his childhood, the windows of the family home have been blown out.

The ochre walls and the cars parked in front of the building are pitted with bullet holes, according to an AFP correspondent in the city.

Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, maintains he was at the compound when soldiers attacked it on September 14.

He said 28 people were killed but the army has denied the claim. Neither claim has been verified independently.

“They were so numerous. They started to shoot from 200 metres (650 feet) away,” Prince Emmanuel told AFP by telephone. “People were running for their lives. We had no guns with us.”

Prince Emmanuel said the military was holding his brother in secret. The government has dismissed the claim and said he was “hiding” somewhere.

Fire guts Ibe Kachikwu’s house

The residence of the Minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu in Abuja on Sunday evening caught fire.

According to reports, Kachikwu was not at home when the incidence happened.

It was reported that the fire started in his bedroom as a result of a suspected electrical fault to the air conditioners.

Details later...

Presidency reacts to alleged marginalization of Igbos ​

The Presidency has dismissed insinuations in certain quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari is marginalizing the South East region especially in the area of appointments.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today, maintained that Buhari is a non-sectional leader.

The Presidential aide insisted that the Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to carrying every section of the country along.

Adesina said, “That could be allegations but it does not necessarily make them right. One thing we must realise is that the President has a pan-Nigerian mandate.

“The way the country is structured, the way our constitution is, no president can emerge without winning a pan-Nigerian mandate; that was what the President wants.

“So, it is not easy for you to then accuse a president and sustain it that he is sectional – no, it is not possible. If he was sectional, he would not be elected in the first place.

“Making an effort to show may not be the right thing. I think it is better to just continue to do what is proper, and that is what the President is doing. He will continue to do what is fair, what is right and what is equitable.”

Nobody Should Kill Nigerian In South Africa – Jacob Zuma

The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Sunday, warned that no Nigerian citizen should be killed in any parts of South Africa.

Zuma was quoted to have made the statement, through a release issued to newsmen in Owerri, by the Chief Press Secretary, to Governor Okorocha, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, after receiving the Imo merit award and signing of Memoranda of understanding between Zuma foundation and Rochas foundation of Africa.

Also in the release, Zuma said that no South Africa citizen should be killed. Just as the president, called for stronger partnership between Nigeria and South.

According to the release, “President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma has said that a South African must not kill a Nigerian and a Nigerian must not kill a South African, adding that the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa should be stronger than any other part, for the sake of the Continent of Africa.

“Africans must come together to address African problems. We are the same people. We cannot succeed if we handle problems as individuals. We need to recognize that we are one.

“I am an ordinary freedom fighter belonging to the African National Congress (ANC). But in 1994, I felt, I have been part of those who have made oppressed people of South Africa to accomplish an important mission of liberating themselves. “But political freedom without economic freedom is not enough freedom.

That is why in our era, we have a government that will begin to make economic laws, because if the economic power is not there, there is very little you can do for the poor and the oppressed. “Then I have also realized that the time comes for nations to speak the truth, and I’m among those who are speaking the truth now, because the more things they said about me, that are not true, the more stubborn I become in my agitation.

“Don’t be dismayed. For these reasons, I stand here being seen as a Hero by the leadership of Imo State in Nigeria and to make me feel empowered that what I say, think and believe in, is correct.” Earlier in his remark, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, said: “We in Imo State have chosen to identify with this great leader who meant well for his people; who had to toil, struggle and fight for the liberation of his people, not minding the consequences thereafter.

“This to me is courage. This to me is strength of character. Very importantly, Mr. President, you are a man with uncommon history. One who never saw the four walls of a classroom and who in the course of struggling to liberate his people, landed in prison for 10 years and still counting.”

Buhari must use local forensic auditors to fight corruption – Clark

Elder statesman and former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to engage the services of local forensic auditors to sustain the tempo in on-going war against corruption.

Chief Clark, who made the call while speaking at the forum of Association of Forensic & Investigative Auditors, AFIA, in Abuja, said home-based forensic and investigative experts were in better stead to effectively tackle institutionalised fraud in the country.

He said he was optimistic they could achieve tremendous results in hunting down corrupt persons because they knew their tricks.

His words: “The organisation came at the right time in the life of Nigeria. Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) told all of us that we must kill corruption and if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us.”

“So, when you have this kind of organisation to kill corruption through auditing, forensic technology we haven’t heard of before in Nigeria, I think you came at the very right time.

“This is not the time to bring people from outside the country. Those who know our tricks must also be used in tracking those tricks”.

In her remarks, AFIA President, Dr. Victoria Enape, appealed to the Senate for speedy passage of the Forensic Investigative Auditors’ bill into law.

Enape said that passage of the bill, apart from helping to fight corruption, will also prevent fraud in the country.