Saturday, 21 July 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018

Man granted N200,000 bail for allegedly stealing Television worth N95,000

Man granted N200,000 bail for allegedly stealing Television worth N95,000

A 28-year-old man, Stanley Okafor, on Friday appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged theft of television set worth N95,000.

Okafor, who resides at 24, Wilfred St., Ajara Agamethon in Badagry, is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Akpam Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 13 at a Shopping Complex in Aradagun area of Badagry.

Ikem said the complainant, Mr Jeff Nwadike, had asked the accused to deliver the television set to a customer but he instead, diverted it to his personal use.

The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 which stipulates three-year jail term for offenders.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr Jimoh Adefioye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case until August 31st for mention.
Ifeanyi Ubah felicitates with Victor Oye, says he's a seasoned leader who has the collective interest of the party at heart

Ifeanyi Ubah felicitates with Victor Oye, says he's a seasoned leader who has the collective interest of the party at heart

The President, Africa Football Revolution Initiative and Billionaire Businessman, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has sent his heartfelt message to the National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Oye, as he clocks 62 years, describing him as a focus and committed leader who has penchant for democratic values and ethos.

Miss Nkechi Igwetu Tragedy: A Life Cut short – families in pain, Ukpor in Shock

Miss Nkechi Igwetu Tragedy: A Life Cut short – families in pain, Ukpor in Shock

The gruesome murder of  of Miss Nkechi Igwetu on July  4th,  2018, by the trigger happy men of the Nigerian Police  tell yet another horrific  story of life taken too soon, and in gut-wrenching circumstances.

Miss Linda Nkechi Igwetu - a native of Umudike, Ukpor in Nnewi South local government area of Anambra state; a serving Corp member doing her primary assignment at Mabushi Area of Abuja was to conclude her NYSC program the next day.

However, the report available to the Union has it that

"She finished at work late at about 11p.m. and joined a few friends to a hang out before their passing out parade, POP, scheduled for Thursday (yesterday). “They left for home at about 3a.m. and was shot at shortly after the checkpoint, immediately after Ceddi Plaza by a Police officer identified as Peters. “The bullet hit Linda on her side, by the midriff and she began losing blood in the open roof vehicle. “She was rushed to the Garki Hospital, but they wouldn’t treat her until they see a Police report despite the fact that the Police officers were present. While the deliberation was ongoing, Linda bled to death"

 The inexcusable actions of both the Nigerian Police Force-NPF and Garki Hospital that took the life of Corp member -Nkechi Igwetu has devastated the  entire nation thrown into mourning for yet another loss of its citizenry, this time, not in the hands of the the dreaded Boko Haram or raging Fulani herdsmen, but under the hands of the Nigerian Police force -an agency of the federal government established to protect lives and properties. Their action has  brought  sorrow to the family of the igwetus in Umudike village Ukpor, the Ukpor  community, and the entire Anambra state.

The Ukpor Improvement Union in clear terms condemns the gruesome murder of a responsible, conscitious young lady who had her whole future by police while berating  the Garki Hospital for its callousness and negligence of duty that led to her bled to death.

She was just 23, a time that she was about the go and chase all her dreams.

Meanwhile,  the Union, through its Abuja branch has religiously followed the case and has been actively involved in all the processes of getting justice for the late Miss Nkechi.

May we  acknowledge in a special way the efforts of the Union branch chairman, Mr. Paul Onwuzuluike, Law Onuchukwu, etc for their untiring efforts and contributions in seeking justice for the late Nkechi.

Moreso, we  commend the Nigerian Police Force-NPF for not living in denial but taking responsibility for the avoidable death of Miss Nkechi by not only cooperating with the Union and other interested parties, but also dismissing outrightly the killer cop.


The National Assembly, civil society organisations and others who took special interest in this case and had made irreparable contributions towards the cause of justice are well appreciated by the Union.

The Union shall continue to support its Abuja branch in all her efforts to further  get justice for the family of Late Miss Nkechi Igwetu.


 We offer our condolences to her  parents  and the entire Igwetu family, her larger family and ethe NYSC members  with whom she served.

As we prepare to bury this promising lady, who had a her full life ahead of her  on the 28th of July, 2018, pray that her soul find eternal rest on the Lord bossom while we  pray God  to prevent such a tragic event from occurring in the future.

#ozoemezina
Mazi Chidi Orjika
Director of Publicity, UIU.
Quality Education a panacea for human development – Sir Azuka Okwuosa

Quality Education a panacea for human development – Sir Azuka Okwuosa

Hon. Sir. Azuka Okwuosa, APC Anambra South Senatorial Aspirant and DG Engr. Emeka Okwuosa Foundation
....doles out  cash prizes to Best Students of Anglican Boy's Secondary School, Oraifite

Education has been described as a panacea for human  development. This disclosure was made over the weekend at the Annual Anglican Boy's Secondary School, Oraifite, Prize/Award Giving Day by Hon. Sir. Azuka Okwuosa, Anambra South APC Senatorial Aspirant who is also the Director General of Engr. Emeka Okwuosa Foundation.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Proceedings of The Nigerian Senate of Thursday, 19th July, 2018

Proceedings of The Nigerian Senate of Thursday, 19th July, 2018

Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria!

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, led the Principal Officers into the chambers; took the official prayers; and began the day’s proceedings ‪at 11:21am‬.

‪Senator Oluremi Tinubu moved for the approval of votes and proceedings of Wednesday, 18th July, 2018. Senator Stella Oduah seconded.‬

Executive Communication:
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki read a letter from Mr. President on the Confirmation of appointment of Chairman and members of FERMA governing board.

Confirmation of nomination of the following persons for appointment as Chairman and Commissioners for the Federal Civil Service Commission in accordance with the provisions of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by Senate Leader.

1. Dr. Bello Tukur Ingawa, OON, mni- Chairman, New Appointment (Katsina).
2. Moses Musa Ngbale- Commissioner, New Appointment (Adamawa).
3. Waziri Umara Ngurno, mni- Commissioner, New Appointment (Borno).
4. Alh. Bello Mahmoud Babura- Commissioner, New Appointment (Jigawa).
5. Arch. Ahmed M. Sarna (fnia)- Commissioner, New Appointment (Kebbi).
6. Princess Iyabode Odulate-Yusuf- Commissioner, New Appointment (Ogun).
7. Shehu Umar Danyaya- Commissioner, New Appointment (Niger).
8. Fatai Newton Adebayo O. MFR, FNSE- Commissioner, New Appointment (Oyo).
9. Chief Ejoh Micheal Chukwuemeka- Commissioner, New Appointment (Anambra).
10. Joe Philip Poroma- Commissioner, New Appointment (Rivers).
11. Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed- Commissioner, Renewal of Appointment (Kaduna).
12. Prof. Aminu Dio Sheidu- Commissioner, Renewal of Appointment (Kogi).
13. Mr. Simon Etim- Commissioner, Renewal of Appointment (Akwa Ibom).

‪Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the executive communication to the Committee on Establishment and Public Service Matters to report back next week Wednesday.‬

POINT OF ORDER
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu rose on a Constitutional Point of Order and drew the attention of the Senate to the manner at which the government is making appointments to favour only a section of the country which is contrary to the Federal Character.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the point of order to the Federal Character Committee to report back next week Tuesday.

Senator Mohammed Hassan cited Order 43 and thanked the Senate delegation that visited Yobe State to condole with them on the death of Mallam Adamu Ciroma.

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS
Report of the Ad-hoc Committee on promissory note programme and a bond issuance to settle inherited local debts and contractual obligations on refund to State Government for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government by Senator Francis Alimikhena.

‪Senator Gilbert Nnaji seconded that the Senate do receive the report of the Ad-hoc Committee on promissory note programme and a bond issuance to settle inherited local debts and contractual obligations on refund to State Government for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government‬.

‪The Report was LAID.‬

Report of the Committee on Public Account on the Federal Audit Service Commission Bill, 2018 (HB. 107) by Senator Matthew Urhoghide.

‪Senator Ibrahim Gobir seconded that the Senate do receive the report of the Committee on Public Account on the Federal Audit Service Commission Bill, 2018 (HB. 107).‬

The Report was LAID.

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS
Report of the Committee on Special Duties on the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Bill, 2018 (SB. 335) by Senator Sonni Ogbuoji.

‪Senator Gbenga Ashafa seconded that the Senate do consider the report of the Committee on Special Duties on the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Bill, 2018 (SB. 335).‬

Senator Sonni Ogbuoji presented the report.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
‪Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Bill, 2018 (SB. 335).‬

‪Senate reverted to plenary and reported progress.‬

‪Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki referred the Bill back to the Committee for more legislative work.‬

Report of the Committee on Communications on the Nigeria Postal Services Act CAP N127 LFN 2004 (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 106 & 437) by Senator Gilbert Nnaji.

‪Senator David Umaru seconded that the Senate do consider the report of the Committee on Communications on the Nigeria Postal Services Act CAP N127 LFN 2004 (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 106 & 437).‬

Senator Gilbert Nnaji presented the report.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
‪Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the Nigeria Postal Services Act CAP N127 LFN 2004 (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 106 & 437).‬

‪Senate reverted to plenary and reported progress.‬

‪Nigeria Postal Services Act CAP N127 LFN 2004 (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 106 & 437) was read the THIRD time and PASSED.‬

Report of the Committee on Information and National Orientation on the Agency for National Ethics and Values (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (HB. 519) by Senator Suleiman Adokwe.

‪Senator Abu Kyari seconded that the Senate do consider the report of the Committee on Information and National Orientation on the Agency for National Ethics and Values (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (HB. 519).‬

Senator Suleiman Adokwe presented the report.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
‪Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the Agency for National Ethics and Values (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (HB. 519).‬

Senate reverted to plenary and reported progress.

Agency for National Ethics and Values (Est, etc) Bill, 2018 (HB. 519) was read the THIRD time and PASSED.

Report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill, 2018 (SB. 74) by Senator David Umaru.

‪Senator Gilbert Nnaji seconded that the Senate do consider the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill, 2018 (SB. 74).‬

Senator David Umaru presented the report.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
‪Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill, 2018 (SB. 74).‬

Senate reverted to plenary and reported progress.

National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation Bill, 2018 (SB. 74) was read the THIRD time and PASSED.

“The passage of this Bill is coming at a very auspicious time and we will continue to look for ways to bring peace. I believe this Bill will go a long way in addressing conflicts, so we can get to the root of what problems we have and get constitutional support for some of the efforts.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“We hope that with this, we can continue to combat these constituent conflicts that we are battling with and i hope that it will continue to go a long way in bringing peace all over the country.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Report of the Committee on Environment on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Act 2006 (amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 557) by Senator Oluremi Tinubu.

Senator Suleiman Adokwe seconded that the Senate do consider the report of the Committee on Environment on the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Act 2006 (amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 557).

Senator Oluremi Tinubu presented the report.

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
Senate dissolved into the Committee of the Whole for the clause by clause consideration of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Act 2006 (amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 557).

Senate reverted to plenary and reported progress.

National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency Act 2006 (amendment) Bill, 2018 (SB. 557) was read the THIRD time and PASSED.

“Thank you for passing this very important Bill that will go a long way in the area of oil spillage because the focus of the Bill is to ensure that we prevent as opposed to chasing after the incident has happened.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

“In doing this, we will inculcate the habit of adequate prevention and control of oil spillages. This is a very good development for the environment.”- Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

ADJOURNMENT
Plenary is adjourned to Tuesday, 24th July, 2018

#GavelBangs

Signed:
New Media Department,
Office of the President of the Senate,
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Fraud Alert: ATM, SIM Card and Your Bank Account

Fraud Alert: ATM, SIM Card and Your Bank Account

The rate of ATM and SIM cards related fraud now is mind boggling. Some of the traffic robbers and phone thieves arrested by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have confirmed the interest of fraud cartel in buying stolen phones with its SIM cards.

"Your feats are insurmountable and exceptional" – Ubah extols Umeh at 56

"Your feats are insurmountable and exceptional" – Ubah extols Umeh at 56

Ubah with Umeh and Igwe Achebe in Lagos during the 25th wedding anniversary of Air Peace boss, Allen Onyema
Oil Magnate and Billionaire businessman , Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has congratulated Sir Victor Umeh; the Senator representing the good people of Anambra Central Senatorial District in the Nigerian Senate as he clocks 56 today, Thursday, 19th July, 2018, maintaining that his feats are insurmountable and exceptional.