Irony: Nigeria lacks enough honey but set for bees export

Irony: Nigeria lacks enough honey but set for bees export

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An official of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development says the country cannot export honey because it produces less than three per cent of  its current needs.

Dr Gideon Mshelbwala, a Director in the Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services of the ministry, made the statement in...

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Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

Released Chibok girls ready for education after ordeal

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The Islamist militants seized 276 schoolgirls from the remote northeast Nigerian town of Chibok in April 2014, triggering global condemnation and drawing attention to the bloody Boko Haram insurgency.

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Trump’s big knife claims chief strategist Bannon

Trump’s big knife claims chief strategist Bannon

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U.S. President Donald Trump has fired his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon in the latest high-level White House shake-up.

Bannon, a force behind some of Trump’s most contentious policies, including a travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority nations, was a powerful and controversial...

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Pro, Anti- Buhari Groups Clash: FCTA Bans protests in Markets

Pro, Anti- Buhari Groups Clash:  FCTA Bans protests in Markets

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By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- BARELY twenty- four hours after the closure of the popular Wuse Market in Abuja following a clash between protesters demanding that President Muhammadu Buhari should resume or resign and supporters of the President, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory...

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APC reacts to Edo Assembly crisis

APC reacts to Edo Assembly crisis

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Anslem Ojezua, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has assured that peace will return to the state house of assembly.

He gave the assurance following the fracas that occurred on the floor of the chamber on Monday.

Some members impeached Justin Okonoboh and elected...

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IPOB to Okorocha: We can’t deceive millions of Biafrans

IPOB to Okorocha: We can’t deceive millions of Biafrans

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Arewa youths blackmailing Northern leaders — GROUP

By Vincent Ujumadu & Omeiza Ajayi


THE Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday reacted to the statement credited to the Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, that the organization and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, were deceiving Igbo people, arguing that it was not possible to deceive millions of Biafrans. IPOB said:

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Like Obasanjo, I consulted Adeboye before becoming VP — Osinbajo

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By Sam Eyoboka & Daud Olatunji

ABEOKUTA—Acting President Yemi Osinbajo , yesterday, disclosed the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christians Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye and his wife, Dolapo, were the two persons he consulted before accepting to serve as the country’s Vice President in 2015.

Acting President Osinbajo

The consultation, he disclosed tallied with that of the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who also sad that the highly revered man of God was among the three persons that were consulted before he accepted to join in the 1999 presidential election.

Osinbajo in his perspective of the man Adeoye: His life and calling at the public presentation of a book: Pastor E.A Adeboye: His Life and Calling said that because he was not a politician when the opportunity came, only two persons were in his mind to get their consent.

“And those two were my wife and Daddy G.O. Over the years, Daddy had been instrumental factor to my spiritual growth. Just like Baba Obasanjo, I consulted Daddy and gave the go-ahead to accept the VP position, before then, I was not a politician,” he said.

The acting president noted that RCCG was the only Church that has been able to pull the largest gathering at a convention in the world, saying; “Apart from Coca-cola, the Church is next in mileage across the world. And it all has to do with sincerity, dedication and humility of Daddy G.O.” Osinbajo disclosed.

Earlier, Obasanjo who was the chairman at the occasion, described Adeboye as a man who had touched more lives than the politicians in the country, adding that RCCG leader’s spiritual prowess personally influenced his life.

According to the former President, as a politician, we are supposed to touch lives, but, for Pastor Adeboye, he has touched more lives than politicians. He has been a man of God with a difference, whom I benefited from personally when I was consulting to contest the 1999 election.”

Wife of Pastor Adeboye,  Folu, said that the book being launched was  produced without the knowledge of her husband, “because it is part of the year of surprises we are going to be having.”

She acknowledged the role played by the 40 authors in ensuring that the publication was near perfect, “because only God can be perfect,” she said.

Adeboye in his contribution said that he must have been kept away from the programme for a purpose and that God did not reveal anything to him on it, because  if he was foretold, he would not have approved of it.

And the reason is simple, who should be celebrated? Me or the person who sent me on the message? Anyway, just like Baba (Obasanjo) had requested, I forgive you all,” Adeboye said.

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The changing patterns of August meetings in Igbo land

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By Emeka Mamah, Vincent Ujumadu, Chidi Nkwopara & Anayo Okoli

WOMEN in Igbo states including Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo are holding their yearly August meetings in their various communities to contribute their quota towards developing of their home towns.

•August meeting in Minnesota, USA

Although, this year’s meetings are not glamorous as they used to be because of the economic recession, which has brought gloom to most families, the yearly meetings, which began over 20 years ago, have become a yearly ritual as Igbo women living at home and abroad return home as part of their efforts to complement the efforts of the men in providing essential amenities like roads, health centres, electricity and churches among others in their communities.

During such meetings, the women organise bazaars and levy themselves and whatever is generated is usually channelled towards providing amenities in  rural areas.

Community involvement in rural development began at the end of the 30 months civil war between Nigeria and Biafra in 1970, when the late Sole Administrator of the Eastern Region, Dr. Ukpabi Asika,urged communities to develop their areas under the aegis of Otu Olu Igbo.

Since then, most Igbo communities have been building schools, health centres and hospitals as well as grading their local roads and handing same over to their various state governments.

However, the involvement of women in the development of their rural communities became popular when churches organised their various women organisations to contribute towards the building of their worship centres in particular and their communities in general as a way of complementing the efforts of the male folk.

Initially, the period of “august returns” was as used an avenue for displaying affluence by most women until the churches decried that only cheap uniforms belonging to Christian mothers are worn during such meetings. It has, however, shifted from an avenue of displaying affluence to a period of brainstorming on how to make their communities better.

At Ogbe, Ahiazu Mbaise Local Council Area of Imo State, the meeting started on a controversial note as the women claimed that a health centre which was built about 17 years ago had been used by some government officials to “retire some expenditures,” without their knowledge.

President of Ogbe Women Development Association (Home and Abroad), OWDA, Mrs. Anastasia Anyanwu, said: “Our frame of mind when we opted to build a health centre, about 17 years ago was not for anybody or group to take credit for what they were never a part of.”      Anyanwu said their priority is and remain “to actively bring in development in the community, including but not limited to, training our children,  according to modern demands’ and improving the quality of family life.”

Surreptitious taking over

She, however, frowned at the surreptitious taking over of their health centre project by government, claiming that it was “built by the Federal Government in collaboration with Imo State Government.”

According to her, what further irked the industrious women was the signpost displayed at the health centre, which portrayed their handiwork as “MDG’s 2011 Conditional Grant Scheme, funded from debt relief gains and Imo State Government.”

Speaking in an interview with South East Voice at Ogbe, Mrs. Anyanwu said the women purchased a piece of land in 2008, from Umuokawa Ogbe Progressive Club of Nigeria, for their health centre project at a cost of N1.5 million, adding that over N2.5 million was spent by the time the land deal was finally perfected.

Also, the immediate past president of OWDA, Ezinne Scholastica Onuoha, said the project was initiated by her regime.

“We decided at our August Meeting to begin with the primary health centre. We launched the programme and all monies realized was channelled towards the realisation of the project,” Onuoha said.

She recalled that one of their sons, who was in government (names withheld), told the women that the Imo State Government was planning to build health centres across the state and would readily take over and complete that of Ogbe community.

“On April 3, 2013, the traditional ruler of the town, Eze Patrick Ihuoma, addressed a handwritten letter to me, demanding the survey plan for our proposed Model Primary Health Centre. He also stated in the letter that it would help in the processing of their application to the MDG Office, for assistance,” Onuoha said.

She added, however, that “instead of bringing in his materials, the contractor brought in by Imo State government used our blocks, cement, sand, gravel and other materials on ground and quietly abandoned the project.

“We sunk a water borehole, built the perimeter fence, a hall, did the landscaping, installed a big iron gate, bought chairs, beds, mattresses and connected the health centre to public power supply.

“The Abuja branch of our association bought and donated electricity generating set. So, I can’t understand why government should take credit for what they never did.”

According to her, there was no discussion between the government and the Ogbe women where any takeover would be deemed to have been effected.

Discussion with government

She said:  “We had no discussions with government. We never handed over our project to anybody. We were not refunded the money we spent on the project. This is a democracy and not the military era where things were done by force. Government should please give us N100 million, if they want to own the project.”

But, when the MDG office was contacted, a staff who spoke under anonymity, brought out a letter written by Ogbe Community Government Council, CGC, on April 3,2013, and jointly signed by the traditional ruler, the CGC Secretary, Woman Leader, Eze Patrick Ihuoma, Mr. Toby A. Njoku and Mrs. Francisca C. Uchegbu respectively.

This letter gave an undertaking/commitment to Imo MDG to use the parcel of land on survey plan FEA/1772/IM.182/2011, for the purpose of developing a Modern Primary Health Centre for the community. There was, however, nothing to show the leadership of OWDA gave tacit approval for the takeover.

Abia State

In Abia State, this year’s August Women’s Meeting kicked off with the theme, “Sustainable Empowerment for Rural Women: Peace to our Mothers.” The meeting is being coordinated by the wife of the state governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu. Mrs Ikpeazu flagged off the meeting at Okpuala Ngwa in Isiala Ngwa North Council area for the Abia Central Senatorial District.

The annual gathering has offered the women opportunity to discuss issues affecting the women, especially on how to tackle and defend their rights against some obnoxious practices such as the ill treatment usually meted to widows, concerning inheritance and circumcision, among others. Addressing the women in the various zones, Abia State governor’s wife, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, stressed the need to “educate, empower and keep our women healthy so that they can contribute effectively in keeping their family and community solvent.”

Mrs Ikpeazu said that “when women are empowered in a sustainable way that allows them to replicate their successes in any particular field, profession or enterprise, they are better equipped to pull themselves out of the poverty trop and assist other dependants to become economically stable.”

She also spoke to the women about sickle cell anaemia and cervical cancer, advising that since sickle cell has no cure, mothers should educate their children on the dangers of marrying people with incompatible genotypes, as well as the need for genotype tests before marriages are consummated.

The governor’s wife lamented the prevalence of cervical cancer which she said “is gradually increasing as societal changes occur,” and urged the women to go for regular tests to ensure they are free from the disease. Healthcare personnel were mobilized to give health talks to the women in a bid to improve their family members’ style of living. Financial experts were also invited to speak to the women on how to secure loans to boost their businesses.


The format for the annual August meetings of women of various communities in Igbo land has been changing over the years. There was a time the annual get together was organized along church denominational lines, with women attending in their various churches.

The organizational structure was such that after attending the meeting at the church level, the women returned to their immediate villages where both the Anglicans and Catholics later attended joint meetings, primarily to plan for projects needed in their communities for which funds were raised.

That is why it is common to find gigantic halls in the various churches executed by women organizations, with monies provided by their husbands and well-wishers. Some communities had also used proceeds from August meetings to provide basic amenities, such as water, market stalls and electricity in their areas and catered for widows among them.

In those days, however, women, especially those living in urban cities, used the August assemblies to intimidate their counterparts in the villages through their expensive wearing outfits. It got to a stage in the competition among the women as the issue became who was more expensive than the other. This made some of the not-well-to-do women to begin to feel inferior and, therefore, began to absent themselves from the August meetings.

The pressure on what to wear by the women during the August meetings was later transferred to their husbands who had to cough out huge amounts of money to satisfy their wives who insisted on outshining other women at August meetings. The competition among the women degenerated to a level where, in order to meet up their August meetings requirements, some of them became promiscuous when their husbands could no longer meet their demands. It was common in those days for women to concentrate on finding money for what they would wear during August meetings, than how to cater for their children.

Economic recession

Worried by the development, the church authorities decided that the women should be attending the August meetings in church uniform so as to discourage extravagance among them. Though this decision considerably reduced the competition, some unrepentant women still chose to wear very expensive jewelleries to the meetings, to look different.

The present economic recession is also taking its toll on the annual August meetings as the attendance dropped considerably in many communities this year. For instance, many communities cancelled physical attendance this year, even though they still contributed their levies to continue with ongoing projects. In one of those communities, the women took into consideration the economic hardship and decided that the August meetings should not hold, but the contributions should reach the appropriate quarters for project execution.

But one community that organized a well-attended August meeting this year is Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha local government area. At the ceremony held weekend, the women organized a beauty competition which was used for fund-raising and all the women selected had to bring their families and friends to support them. At the end of the exercise, a very substantial amount was raised for community projects.

Involvement of Governor’s wives: In the past few years, the wives of governors in Anambra State had been setting out a day to the kick off the August meeting in the state after which the various communities would fix dates for their own meetings. The government involvement in the exercise started when former Governor Peter Obi was in power as his wife made it a point of duty to attend August meeting in all the 177 communities in the state.

The wife of the incumbent governor, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano also continued with the format. Last week, Mrs. Obiano flagged off this year’s August meeting in August, thus paving the way for the various communities to organize their own meetings.


Mrs. Ugwuanyi seeks improved birth registration in rural areas: The wife of Enugu State governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has enjoined women in the state, especially in rural communities, to always register the births of their children and wards for an improved population data and to enable the relevant authorities carry out reliable economic planning.

Speaking during the Enugu State Women Conference/August Meeting organized by the Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development in collaboration with her pet project, Ugo Touch of Life Foundation at Queen’s School, Enugu, Mrs. Ugwuanyi said that U-TOLF would undertake advocacy visits across the state in partnership with the National Population Commission to promote the registration of all children born in the rural areas.

She also advised women to register for the ongoing National Identity Card, pointing out that lack of the card and birth certificates may be stumbling blocks to procuring important services. “As the world is going global, it is necessary and wise for women to adapt themselves to current innovation,” she noted at the event with the theme, “The Power of a Praying Woman and the need for Birth Registration.”

The Enugu State first lady was also at the grand finale of the August arm of the Women’s Prayer Network where she called for prayers from women for continuous peace in the state and the country at large. She explained further at the event held at Okpara Square, Enugu, that much transformation has been recorded by the Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration, adding that prayer is necessary for success in every venture.

“Be constant in your prayers against all odds because God reward those that diligently seek him,” she added.

The highlight of the event was the presentation of hairdryers, power generators and sewing machines by Mrs. Ugwuanyi to over 60 women and youths from the state’s 17 local government areas who had earlier received training in various skills.

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Edo new Speaker Adjoto resumes office

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…Orders Ex-Speaker, others to return official vehicles

By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN CITY—THE New Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Mr Kabiri Adjoto resumed duties yesterday and ordered the former Speaker, Mr Justin Okonoboh, his deputy, Elizabeth Ativie to return their official vehiclesin their custodies or face the law.

Kabiri Adjoto

Meanwhile, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  in the state, including Governor Godwin Obaseki, met with the lawmakers yesterday, morning, appealing that they should consider the political tripod in the state in the interest of equity and justice.

The state caucus leader of the party and immediate past governor of the state, Mr Adams Oshiomhole was being expected yesterday for a meeting with the lawmakers.

The state chairman of the party, Anslem Ojezua, who addressed journalists yesterday,  after the meeting said the lawmakers had exercised their rights on the floor of the House but that the party will pressure the new leadership to ensure that Edo Central, where the speakership of the party was ceded to regains the seat.

The former Speaker, Justin Okonoboh, his deputy, Mrs Ativie and Majority Leader of the House, Folly Ogedengbe were impeached last Monday by 19 members of the House.

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How Nigeria discourages FDI

How Nigeria discourages FDI

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Nigeria was once the first destination in Africa for Foreign Direct Investment, FDI. But now, according to a study, the country ranks nineteenth. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, reported that FDI flow plummeted from $9.64 bn in 2015 to $5.12 bn in 2016,

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Police wants cost against Evan’s counsel raised to N300,000

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By Innocent Anaba

Lagos—The police authorities have asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the counsel to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje to pay a punitive cost of N300,000 for alleged wrongful service of the court processes on parties in the suit.

Evans, through Ogungbeje, had filed a N300 million fundamental enforcement rights suit against the Inspector-General of Police, IG, the Nigerian Police Force, NPF, Commissioner of Police, CP, Lagos State and the Lagos State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS,  as second,  alleging wrongful detention.

The suit was stalled before Justice Abdulaziz Anka on July 20, following Ogungbeje’s failure to comply with a July 13 order to pay the police N20,000 as cost.

However, at the hearing in the matter, yesterday, Ogungbeje informed Justice Anka that the cost was paid on August 10.

He said that he had complied with the court’s order to serve the respondents and that the matter was ripe for hearing.

But counsel to the CP and SARS, Emmanuel Eze, opposed his submission, explaining that the absence of counsel to the IG and NPF, was due to the fact that Ogungbeje failed to serve them in Abuja as directed by the court.

He said: “It is not true that the matter is ripe for hearing. This is a fundamental rights enforcement suit brought by the applicant. He has not got the leave of court for the matter to be heard during vacation. That is the condition precedent to hearing any matter during vacation.”

Relying on Section 215 of the Constitution and Order 5 Rule 8 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules 2009, Eze added that the CP Lagos State and the IGP were distinct personalities.

Ogungbeje, he stated, had only served the CP at Alagbon in Lagos but was yet to serve the IGP in Abuja, adding: “Our submission is that he has not taken steps to clothe this court with jurisdiction to hear this case.”

“Since Ogungbeje has refused to do the right thing, we are asking the court for costs of N300,000,” Eze added

Ogungbeje in reply,  maintained that the IG and NPF were served on June 29 at the addresses contained on the originating motion and the proof of service was in the court’s file.

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No NIN, no citizenship, says NIMC DG

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…No, Mr DG, get your acts right, Nigerians reply


By Prince Osuagwu

SINCE the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, announced that the National Identity Number, NIN, has become a major pre-condition for citizenship and that enforcement of no NIN, no international passport, may be in force January 2018, many Nigerians have been spoiling for war. While some feel that such pronouncement has no basis at all, others argue that it was too hasty, considering the precarious nature of the Nigerian state at the moment and the heterogeneous population of the country.

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The first salvo was fired by social commentator, Luke Onyekakeyah, who in an opinion article in a national newspaper, described the order as ‘lawless’.

Arrogance and impunity

He said that “an indication that from January 2018 anybody who does not have the National ID card will not be issued with Nigerian passport is misguided and uncalled for. It smacks of arrogance and impunity on the part of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). The deadline is illegal…”

Part of Onyekakeya’s argument is that “whereas there is a law establishing both the National Identity Management Commission and Immigration, there is no law that says that obtaining passport is predicated on having the National ID card/number. It is, therefore, absolutely wrong for anybody to issue such lawless deadlines.” He said that such deadlines, from experience, promote corruption as it could lead some officials of the agencies concerned to capitalise on the situation to fleece Nigerians.

Apparently, Onyekakeya was speaking the minds of many Nigerians as those who spoke to Hi-Tech, felt that the ultimatum was unnecessary, considering that both the national identity and the international passport are all legal means of identification which should complement each other.

Mr. Monday Eluwa, a Lagos based Chartered accountant said: “Honestly, I do not see the need for that kind of pronouncement. It is unnecessary and will so draw up arguments that will not help the economy in any way. Both documents are valid means of identification, so why making one inferior to the other; because if you say that I can’t get this, if I don’t have the other, you have clearly told me which one is more important.

“I think what NIMC should do is to create more awareness on the exercise and as well design a strategy that will not only get Nigerians trooping to their centres for registration but also make it easier for them to register and have their numbers/cards instantly. Threats have never worked in Nigeria and can never ever work.”

Janet Edukpaye, an insurance broker based in Lagos said that NIMC should have been more tactful with the pronouncement, knowing that a lot of people are aggrieved over alleged inability of the commission to release the cards of many Nigerians who have registered for the exercise long time ago. His words; “My take is that NIMC was a bit careless in that pronouncement. They should have ensured that scores of people who have registered but have not received their cards are conveniently settled before coming up with a deadline. I just feel that it was an undue excitement over a perceived successful harmonisation that led the commission to commit the blunder. But we can also get it right; we are Nigerians, after all.”

Meanwhile an Enugu based civil engineer, Emeka Mgbo, saw the whole thing differently. “We make issues about everything. I believe that NIMC didn’t actually mean it the way Nigerians are taking it. We understand our people better, if you don’t put such restrictions and deadlines, no matter the strategy you apply, people will still feel reluctant to go and register.

“However, the commission also has some blames. For instance, I have not seen their centre in Enugu where I live and as I came to Lagos to buy materials I have approached a few of the centres, the queue I saw was frightening. They should try and decongest the centres and make the whole thing less cumbersome” he added. NIMC recently got the nod of federal Government to make the National Identity Number, NIN a major pre condition to becoming a citizen of Nigeria. What it means is that those who have not taken part in the NIMC registration exercise, are running the risk of not being recognised as Nigerian citizens.

In addition they may not be able to renew their driver’s licences, international passports and other important papers as government says it has concluded arrangement to begin enforcement soon.

Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Aziz, had at a press conference in Lagos, warned that any Nigerian without the National Identification Number (NIN) issued by the commission runs the risk of being regarded as a non-Nigerian citizen.

He, however, revealed government’s willingness, to further enlighten citizens on the importance of enrolling to obtain the National Identification Number, after which it will begin enforcement immediately. He said that NIN fully confers on any citizen so enrolled, Nigerian citizenship. Aziz said: “It is the duty of every citizen to enrol and obtain his or her National Identification Number, which entitles one to be fully regarded as a Nigerian citizen. Without the NIN anyone’s claims of being a Nigerian citizen are doubtful; that is what the NIMC Act stipulates.”

NIMC may have considered the projections that Nigeria’s population may shot up astronomically between now and 2050 and decided to entrench a system that would make for easy identification of who the right citizens  are. But a lot of people are faulting the approach.

Benefits of NIN

Besides conferring full citizenship on a person, National Identity Number, NIN, also ensures one person one identity, enhances participation in the political process, is an important tool for fight against corruption and terrorism, enables citizens to exercise their rights and facilitates management of subsidies and safety net payments to Internal Displaced Persons.

Other benefits of the NIN are that it facilitates service delivery in Ministries, Departments and Agencies; enhances the work of Law Enforcement Agencies thereby providing public safety, policing, national security and border protection, helps launder Nigeria’s image, eliminates ghost and multiple identities and enhances ability of citizens to assert their identity.

The NIN also enhances access to credit from financial institutions, protects citizens from identity theft thereby being an antidote to identity theft driven frauds, it expands access to other financial services including insurance, it enhances e-commerce by providing a means of payment, it is a tool for non-repudiation and security for financial transactions and it facilitates financial inclusion and encourages cashless economy.

Formation of NIMC

NIMC was established by the NIMC Act No. 23 of 2007, as an offshoot of the Department of National Civic Registration (DNCR), to create, establish and maintain a Unique National Identity Database, register persons covered by the Act, assign a Unique National Identification Number (NIN), provide authentication platform for identity verification, issue General Multi-Purpose Cards (GMPC) and harmonise and integrate existing identification databases in Nigeria.

So far, the commission says it has populated the National Identity Database, which currently boasts of about 18.5 million records, established up to 809 NIN enrolment centres nationwide, launched the new electronic National ID Card with multiple functions, achieved GVCP Certification and recertification of the NIMC Card Personalisation Bureau in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as deploying backend Infrastructures like the ABIS, NIDB Storage, security network and data centres.

The commission also has commenced the enrolment of minors between the ages 0 – 16, even as it claims to have over 900 registration centres spread all over the nation. The centres are said to be cited in rural, urban, public institutions, banks, government agencies offices including NIS and all the 776 local government areas in Nigeria. NIMC says it does not just do online registration but also assists people whether they are literate or not.

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PDP crisis: S-West faction sues Makarfi, Obi, others

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The dissolved South West Zonal Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking an order for the nullification of the 75th  National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the PDP and the  adoption at the special non-elective National Convention of the party held last Saturday.

The former zonal executive, among other demands, also prayed the court to grant an order nullifying the ratification by and/or affirmative resolution of the convention approving or effecting the dissolution of the PDP South West Executive Committee and the appointment of a South West Zonal Executive Committee in replacement.

The suit was filed in the court on behalf of the members of the South West Zonal Executive Committee of the party by its zonal secretary, Chief Pega Otemolu.

The suit, FHC/ABJ/732/2017, has the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP, Senators Ahmad Makarfi and Ben Obi, Eddy Olafeso, Bunmi Jenyo and the Inspector-General of Police, as defendants.

This is even as the Ogun State chapter of the party under the leadership of Engr. Adebayo Dayo is also praying the same court to set aside its purported dissolution by the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Convention.

The case with Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/701/2017 has Engr. Adebayo Dayo and Alhaji Semiu Sodipo as the first and second plaintiffs who sued for themselves and on behalf of the Ogun State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Ogun State chapter of the party is also seeking an order restraining INEC “from supervising any congress in Ogun State or recognizing any congress of the 1st Defendant (PDP) in Ogun State during the subsistence of the tenure of the Plaintiffs as officers of the Ogun State executive committee of the PDP which expires in May 2020.”

When the matter came up yesterday, the court adjourned the matter till the 5th of September, 2017, for the hearing of all pending applications but warned against disobedience of its orders.

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I was once in your shoes..I use to be very unhappy.

Why You may ask?

My life has been filled with disappointment, heart breaks and shame…weak erection and quick ejaculation dealt with me seriously. It got to a point I stopped asking ladies out, because my last 3 girlfriend left me due to this less than one minute poor sex performance. still I managed to get married to the woman of my dreams.

But I had to lie to her…I told her I made a vow to God to not have sex until marriage, my wife been a devoted Christian accepted in good fate.

Trouble started 3 months into our marriage. Poor sex performance with my wife in the other room.

         I could not have an erection stay for just 5minutes.

It was that bad.

Most times I give excuse of stress and also buy her lots of gifts.But trust me no gift can be replace the feeling of a good and hot sex.

So I decided to face my problem squarely,

I took every sort of concotion,drugs at the pharmacy

most of them even made it worse.

Even consulted my pastor sef .At the end, my problem kept on getting worse n worse

Was at the verge of loosing hope when I ran into of my ex-girlfriend that dumped me those days. We talked at length, talked about old times and she joked about my poor performance. asked joking if I am now a real man.

I opened up to her, that it is still same story.

Then she introduce me to a Medical practitioner who specializes on sex related issue Dr. Suleiman (surname withheld).

Alas the breakthrough finally…

Dr.Suleiman gave me a herbal solution that is not seen in pharmacies yet NAFDAC approved and highly effective in correction of the root cause of my weak erection and quick ejaculation.

With so much doubt I got the capsules,60 capsules in a pack. He directed that I use it twice daily for 30 days straight and it was a curative measure.

Lo and behold on the 5th day I started seeing changes, my erection in the morning became harder and bigger.

                 By the 8th day, my wife cooked the most delicious meal ever;

 she could not hide her joy.

On the 15th day of the treatment, I was already a bed champion.20 minutes was now a normal thing. Fast forward to now (7 months after), my erection problems are all gone, I get bigger and stronger erection anytime i want, y sexual urge has been restored, I now make love to my wife for as long as 40minutes and multiple rounds.

Best part is that it is completely herbal, I did not even have headache when using the treatment.

                It still baffles me HOW simple the solution was…

In fact, I doubted it…I thought maybe it just worked by luck for me.. hence decided to try the solution on 7 of my friends and club members.

Guess what?

     7 of 7… it worked.

But then, I’m still amazed.

So I made my friends also give it to their friends, they got same result, despite having a day job that takes all my leisure time, I usually almost weep when I hear stories of how marriages are been destroyed because of the poor sex thingy.

Take it or leave it, if you are not satisfying your wife in the bedroom sooner or later she would find an alternative.

This Solution has gone ahead to help over 1,500 Nigerian men like you get harder erection,last upto 30minutes during s3x and save their marriage. 

Do You want to Also Become A Bedroom Champion. Get Bigger and Hard Erection When You Want it. Satisfy Your Wife with not Less Than 35minutes Performance Every Night?

If you honestly answer yes to the question above.

Let me introduce to you the powerful herbal solution that does the magic

Libiron Herbal Capsule”

Here is what it looks like

From Lasting 2 minutes To Lasting Up To at least 30 Minutes In Bed!

Libiron Herbal Capsule is made of a pure herbal ingredients in capsule form, there are 60 capsules in it, produced to boost male sexual performance. The main mechanism of Libiron is to improve sex appeal is increase reflection of nerve condition. With Libiron as I fondly call it, you enjoy bigger and harder erections,increase in libido and complete cure to your quick ejaculation!


In plain words here is what the Libiron herbal capsule does to men.

1. It boosts your libido (sexual urge).

2. Treats the root cause of weak erection,corrects it and helps you have bigger and stronger erection.

3. It increases your stamina and energy level, here by helping you last upto 30 minutes during sex.

4.As we grow older our testosterone. Ginseng in the libiron helps you triple testosterone production on your body, just so you know testosterone is the hormone responsible for sex in the body.

5. Helps to improve sperm quality and ultimately cures you of quick ejaculation.

Another thing about this Libiron is that…

You Start to See Results… in Days

I mean, less than 5 days

It contains 4 different kind of herbs, the major one is ayurvedic,Ginseng.

Talk is cheap,I know you have read lots of things like these countless times online.You dont even know what to believe again.

Here are testimonies from the people who have used this Libiron herbal capsule.

“An instant increase of .5 inches and she loved it”

I bought the mk oil and libiron about 2 weeks ago and have been using it.

Here’s where my results started to get interesting. and I was saying to myself DAMN my penis looks huge, very thick and heavy. My penis has NEVER been this thick before, so I went into the bedroom where my wife was watching TV.

I grabbed her hand and put it on my penis and said feel how thick this is. She said in a scared voice “what did you do to it?”

I did not tell her about the libiron yet so I just said an exercise and told her to get her Pyjamas off quick I want to try this thing out.

We had one of the best sex we’ve had in a while. She moaned like never before and I could tell she enjoyed it.

When we were done she asked if I was on viagra or something I said “no” and laughed.

Thanks Peter, I owe you guys BIG

Felix J.

“Immediate results in a week!”

Hi Peter,

I just started using the Libiron herbal for about a week now and wanted to fill you in on my progress. In that period of time,my manhood feels heavy erection is like rock mehn.

The oil is also helpful, have gained about half an inch in “width”. This is all in just a little over a week!

So as of now there isn’t anything bad that I can say about this amazing solution. I can only say good things about what I am learning here and about myself.

Thank you guys for helping getting me on the path to the penis I want!


If you have ever wondered how to increase your man-hood size without pills and make the enlargement permanent.

This Japanese made enlargement oil is the answer.

Here Is the Japanese Made Penis Enlargement Oil That I Used To Increase The Size Of My Penis…and has helped over 1,500 Nigerian men

Believe me; I measured several times to make sure this was for real.

I took out a measuring tape and measured my penis…It had increased from the tiny 3.7 inches to a surprising 5.6 inches… in less than 3 weeks!

Wow! That was simply amazing!

But it didn’t stop there…

As I continued to use it, I am happy to tell you that after a few more weeks when I measured again, it had grown to 6.3 inches

And the last time I checked, it was 7.9 inches in length… the width is so much fatter too… and it has helped so many other Nigerian men like you.

The Libiron Herbal Capsule is N15,000 payment On delivery If  you Order Today!

Here is the break down of the price if you are ordering today

Libiron Herbal Capsule only is N15,000

2 packs of MK Oil only is N12,000

So, if you order for the 2 solutions together today, you pay only N20,000 instead of N28,000 (that’s a extra discount of N8,000)

if you order for the 2 solutions together today, you pay only N20,000 

 Do you want to continue to suffer from the shame and frustration caused by premature ejaculation and small penis…when you can do something about it now?

Or…Would you rather pay higher later… when you can easily get it for the low amount today?

Of course, I know you will make the smart choice!

 So, you have to hurry up to be among the lucky few, and place your order NOW

And to help you sweeten the deal am giving you an amazing bonus that you cant get anywhere else if you order today.

Here’s how:- Once you place your order for the libiron or both of them today at N20,000.You will also get the amazing product that cures STDs and other infections related to sex.

Bonus  :  “
Togacin Broad Spectrum Antibiotic”

The ultimate solution for stds like; stapph, gonorhea,clamdyia.

The one reason why this is very important is that; most times premature ejaculation is always caused my infections. And without treating them you only sabotaging your efforts.

Best part is that you get this 100 percent herbal antibiotic for free when you place order today.

However, I must warn that ONLY those who place their order right away gets this STD killer “Togacin Antibiotic“. If you procrastinate further, you may not get it.

So, this is a no brainer… Get the 2-in-1 solution now, get the extra FREE bonus.

To erase the fear of been scammed we now offer Cash on delivery to any part of Nigeria.

You will only pay when this product has been physically brought down to you face-to-face by our courier company. We call it ==> Pay on Delivery.

 How To Order

Depending on the product that you are ordering for…

*If you are ordering for only “Libiron “… indicate the code Libiron  in your text message…

*If you are ordering for only “Mk-oil”
indicate it
“Oil” in your text message…

*If you want to order for the 2 products together…
text “BOTH”…

Libiron  ONLY – N15,000
2 packs of MK Oil ONLY –
Libiron + MK-OIL (BOTH)-

Here’s what to send to us…

1. Your Full Name
2. Your Phone Number (s)
3. Delivery Address
4. Product Code (Libiron ,oil, Both)

Send This Information as a text message to 080-94408-649

NOTE: Your address Must Include Local Government and State. Detailed Enough to make it traceable by our courier company that will come around to deliver to you.

You will get a sms and call from us within 24 hours to confirm your order before we send it across to you.


Once you get a call from us to confirm your order details your product would be sent to our courier partner and should get to you within 2-5 working days.

If you have any question about this, Kindly Put a call Across to


Feel to Ask Your Question Via Our customer care line or

Walk Into Our Marketing office,

3,Salvation road, Opebi,

Ikeja, Lagos

Visiting Hours: Monday  – Saturday (9am – 5pm)

Hotline: 080-94408-649


That is all you have to do, you get your man-hood to the size you have always dreamt of, and last longer than you ever imagined.

Dont slack ,hence you might lose out.


~Peter Adeyemi


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Ijaw are not Biafrans—IYC

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By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA— IJAW youths have described as ‘provocative,’ attempts  by the pro-Biafra groups, Movement for the Actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra, MOASSOB, and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to include Ijaw territories in the map of Biafra without proper consultations and consent of the Ijaw ethnic nationality.

The Ijaw struggle for self determination, justice and equity within the Nigerian federation, it argued, predates the Igbo agitation for Biafra.

Spokesman of the Oweilaemi Pereotuno-led Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, worldwide, Daniel Dasimaka, in a statement distanced  the IYC and Ijaw nation from the fictitious map claiming Ijaw territories as being part of Biafra, noting:“There was never a time we were Biafrans.

“The old Eastern region was also a contraption that so much enslaved the Ijaw people that was created by those who created this miscarriage of a state called Nigerian.

“It should be noted that the Ijaw are not in any way against the genuine aspirations of all people, including the IPOB, to attain self determination or secession as the case may be.

“Ijaw are a distinct ethnic nation even before the 1914 amalgamation that had its own dreams, wishes and aspirations that should not be submerged as footnotes in any other people’s struggle.”

“We Ijaw people are not Biafrans. Therefore,  if or when any Ijaw person or group feel a sense of allegiance to Biafra and speak in its favour, let it be known that such statements are the personal opinions of such persons, which do not reflect the thoughts, views and wishes of the entire Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta  people.”

“For the records, the Ijaw struggle for self-determination predates the Biafra agitation. It is a known historical fact that a year before the world got to hear of the term Biafra Republic, Ijaws led by late Major Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro of blessed memory declared a Niger Delta Republic in pursuit of the emancipation of the Niger Delta people which the progenitor of Biafran Late Col Ojukwu of blessed memory fought against as the then Governor of the Old Eastern region when the going was good with him in the Nigerian State.

“It is also on record that a year before MOASSOB was founded,  the IYC through the Kaiama Declaration affirmed ‘our commitment to joint struggle with the other ethnic nationalities in the Niger delta area for self-determination.

“We expressed our solidarity with all peoples’ organisations and ethnic nationalities in Nigeria and elsewhere, who are struggling for self-determination and justice. In particular IPOB,  the struggle of the Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni Peopl, Mosop, Egi Women’s Movement etc.’ Thus our struggle cannot be submerged into the Biafra agitation that came after ours.

“Our position has not changed. We Ijaws stand for self determination in the Nigerian federation. We stand for the convocation of a Sovereign National Conference of equally represented ethnic nationalities to discuss the nature of a democratic federation of Nigerian ethic nationalities or a referendum to decide our future in this amalgamated marriage.

“As our founding fathers noted in 1998, ‘but for the economic interests of the imperialists, the Ijaw ethnic nationality would have evolved as a distinct and separate sovereign nation, enjoying undiluted political, economic, social, and cultural ‘autonomy’. Thus,  we call on our Biafran brothers to respect our identity. Any attempt to lump Ijaws into Biafra without the genuine consent of Ijaws is not only an insult but a futile attempt at replicating the oppression in Nigeria Biafians claim to resist.”

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Mugabe’s possible successor falls ill, flown to S.Africa

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Zimbabwe’s vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is seen as favourite to succeed President Robert Mugabe, has been flown to South Africa for emergency medical care, officials said Monday.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa, 74, fell ill at a rally where Mugabe spoke on Saturday in the southern town of Gwanda, and suffered severe suspected food poisoning.

“Some of his doctors are in South Africa,” health minister David Parirenyatwa told reporters in the capital Harare.

“He is well. He is much better, he is almost jovial. He was vomiting with diarrhoea and he became dehydrated. He has done a battery of tests.”

With Mugabe, 93, in increasingly frail health, speculation over his successor has focused on Mnangagwa, a veteran regime loyalist.

Mnangagwa’s main rivals within the ruling Zanu-PF party are the younger “Generation 40” or “G40” group, which is seen as supported by Mugabe’s wife Grace, who could herself be a potential presidential candidate.

Mugabe, who oftens travels abroad for medical treatment, has refused to name a successor and repeatedly denounced factionalism in the party.

“Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not yet back from hospital in Johannesburg,” Mugabe said in a speech on Monday without giving details.

Zimbabwe is due to hold elections next year, with opposition parties in talks to try to unite and field one candidate to oppose Mugabe.

Past elections have been tainted by violence and intimidation by ZANU-PF operatives.

“We hope the election exercise will be done in peace,” Mugabe said.

“We need peace within our party. We need peace between our party and others. We need national peace in our country.”

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