The outcome of Saturday's national convention of the party shows it has more learning to do. As it is, it appears that there is no future for the South-West in the party. Any political equation without a solution for finding X - the south-west is incomplete. The south-west determined the outcome of the 2015 presidential election; I believe it will also play a significant role in determining the outcome of that of 2019. The PDP umbrella must cover the South-West or suffer punctures from hailstorms.
Social media users also shared pictures and videos of victims of SARS officers' brutality and abuse of power. Building on the momentum of the social media campaign, Nigerian activists announced a nationwide protest calling for the dissolution of SARS slated for Monday, December 11. The call for the immediate dissolution of SARS was also given a boost when former Vice President Atiku Abubakar threw his weight behind the campaign on his official Twitter handle.
Proper accountability of incomes accruable to the church will enable the authorities to pay the salaries of pastors and other workers as and when due. Instead of using tithes to pay good salaries to their full-time pastors, they recruit part-time rich pastors who won't bother them about salaries since they are already comfortable. There will always be crises over tithing if pastors continue to use the money to acquire personal properties.
Olufayo noted that EKSU's standard has nosedived in the last few years due to poor funding by the state government. The management just paid some of us that of 2011 to 2014 by borrowing a sum of N200m from the bank. Even, our university has not got any for about six months, the university has always been borrowing to pay net salary. Only God will know the fate of the university by the time we have full- fledged College of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry.
Compromised people would mislead the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and other security agencies currently investigating the unfortunate incident with the aim of exonerating Senator Lafiagi, the statement said. The extra-judicial killings, which was ordered by Senator Sha'aba Lafiaji was registered as C/2017/8542-8547/HQ and the commission said it is currently receiving attention, KMC explained. The group called on the Senate President to immediately desist from using his office against violated citizens.
The Supreme Court has sacked Sunday Aghedo of the All Progressive Congress (APC), a member of the Edo State House of Assembly representing Ovia South West. In a composite judgment delivered yesterday, the apex court dismissed the appeals of the lawmaker and his political party, the APC.
Like in Numan, Adamawa State where militia are attacking people, the SARS had been deployed along with other units of the Force. We can't say because there are one or two infractions, we should end SARS because if you end SARS, robbers would take over. We appreciate the patriotism of those demanding an end to SARS, but other groups are equally saying, reform SARS. We issued a press release and there was nowhere I mentioned that those calling for end to SARS are armed robbers.
The audit committee established last month by Buhari is to undertake an audit of all recovery accounts established by government agencies. We believe that the more transparent and democratic is a society, the more resilient it would be against corruption. The more corruption is tamed, and recovered stolen assets properly spent on developmental projects, the more Nigeria can thrive among the comity of nations. These lacunas if not urgently addressed could undermine the effectiveness of the committee, and the integrity and credibility of its work.
Former Cameroon international Benjamin Massing, whose crunching tackles at the World Cup in 1990 earned him an infamous reputation, has died aged 55. It reinforced Cameroon's hard reputation which surrounded their unprecedented run to the quarter-finals of the tournament, going further than any African side had done before. Massing, who played in France at Creteil, won 34 caps for his country between 1986 and 1992. Former Cameroon international Patrick Mboma was among those who paid tribute to Massing.
Some of the complaints pertain to the barbaric killing of 18 Nigerian during an armed invasion of the Nigerian Embassy in Guinea Bissau on October 8, 2013. In the process, many of the travellers have been captured and sold into slavery in Libya. The federal government has just ordered the evacuation of thousands of Nigerian youths held in notorious slave camps in Libya. As far as I am concerned, Nigeria has herself to blame for the tragedy in Libya.
The recent cloudy and hazy harmattan weather has led to huge air flight cancellations and delayed among airlines in the country. At the Lagos Airport, airlines to Kaduna and Ilorin could not fly as advertised as the weather conditions at those airports remain poor. He said: While other countries with advanced aviation can operate under zero visibility, airlines in the Nigeria are cancelling flights as a result of harmattan haze.
He insisted that former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Mr Abdulrasheed Maina, remains wanted by the anti-graft agency. The reality is, most of the assets recovered from pension fraud suspects belong in this category. Maina has failed to respond to invitations by the EFCC and he has been put on the Interpol Red Notice. The EFCC has no record of any collaboration between it and the Maina-led Pension Reform Task Team in the investigation of pension fraud.
Mr Dokpesi, who had earlier faulted the process of the party's National Convention held in Abuja on Saturday, declared that the delegates have spoken. I appreciate the delegates for voting at the convention and congratulate the newly elected National Working Committee of the PDP led by Secondus. You will recall that I said that the PDP must be the ultimate winner at the end of the contest. Congratulations PDP as I wish all our members the best of luck, Mr Dokpesi said.
The time is NOW to forge an alliance of the Southern States to produce a viable alternative presidential choice for Nigerians to run against Buhari and Abubakar Atiku. The alliance will ensure that our people are entitled to, and must get the dividend of peace, progress, and prosperity. We'll put an end to the unnecessary and needless sufferings and subjugation of our people - Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba.
I think the PDP delegates' choice of Uche Secondus as Chairman is a strategic bull's eye in the circumstances. I know that this would be presented by some as a loss for the South-West, but I don't think so. This is politics and I can understand why in the circumstances Secondus emergence is the best result, if, as we know, the presidential ticket has been zoned to the North. I think Governor Ayo Fayose may have supported Secondus for personal reasons.
The experts spoke at a recent training conference on tracking noxious funds, which held both in Lagos and Abuja. Participants were also trained on the use of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) state land registries and the Freedom of Information Act. It observed that laws and enforcement mechanisms in Nigeria are inadequate to identify, trace, investigate and confiscate proceeds of crimes. Experts noted that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) needs rejuvenation, given its centrality to the fight against grand corruption.
Morocco international Achraf Hakimi hailed an unforgettable first goal for Real Madrid as he became the first Moroccan and sixth African to score for the European giants. Defender Achraf, 19, is enjoying a breakthrough season with Real Madrid and marked his fourth league appearance with a goal in the 5-0 thrashing of Sevilla on Saturday at the Bernabeu. My first goal with Real Madrid and a great victory for the team.
Twenty-four women have been charged with indecency after being caught wearing trousers at a party near the Sudanese capital Khartoum. The women could face punishment of 40 lashes and a fine for wearing what is described as an obscene outfit. Rights activists say tens of thousands of women are arrested and flogged for indecency every year, and laws can be applied arbitrarily. They say the law in Muslim-majority Sudan against wearing trousers and short or tight skirts discriminates against Christians.