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2023: Ohanaeze Slams Northern Elders For Opposing …

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2023: Ohanaeze Slams Northern Elders For Opposing Zoning Pre


Ohanaeze Ndigbo has slammed the Northern Elders’ Forum for kicking against the zoning of the 2023 presidency to the southern part of the country.

NEF had in a communique signed by former Vice-Chancellor of the Plateau State University, Prof. Doknan Danjuma Shenni, titled: “2023 Presidency: Northern Elders Kick against Zoning” among other issues stated that the “2023 presidential contest should be left open to every region of the country for the best candidate to emerge.”

Shenni alluded in the communique that “the current state of insecurity in the North is unprecedented and unacceptable.”

Reacting to the position of NEF in a statement titled: “The Zoning Shenanigans in Nigeria”, Ohanaeze described as unfortunate and most surprising that NEF would collectively act as the “fifth Roman emperor, Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus who fiddled while Rome was on fire.”

Ohanaeze in the statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, said despite the NEF observe the unprecedented insecurity, poverty, large number of internally displaced among other issues confronting the nation yet they oppose zoning to the south.

Ogbonnia said, “It is therefore very strange that the elders instead of seeking a solution to the problems they have so identified, they are busy strategising on how to destroy the vital values that have helped to lubricate a precarious balance in the country.

“At about 1994, some Nigerian patriots conceived an article of faith and principle of rotation of power that guarantees equity and inclusiveness for all the diverse components of the country.

“Thus, Nigeria was structured into six geopolitical zones; namely, South-South, South East, South West, North West, North Central, and the North East.

“It was also agreed that political offices will be zoned or distributed among the zones in such a way that every zone will have a sense of belonging.

“Furthermore, the presidency will rotate among the zones to promote peace, unity, and progress in Nigeria.

“The NEF is aware that Nigeria has religiously followed the rotation and zoning principle since 1999 with Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (South West) as the elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Obasanjo, in keeping with the rotation principle, handed over to the North in the person of former President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2007.

“At the death of Yar’Adua, a Southerner, specifically the South-South in the person of Dr Goodluck Jonathan was elected the President.

“Jonathan again handed over to a Northerner, President Muhammadu Buhari, whose second tenure of four years each will end in 2023.

“By the rotation and zoning principle that has been in operation in Nigeria, It is only fair that the presidency be zoned to the South, specifically the South East of Nigeria.

“It remains the moral duty of elders to guide the society on the path of truth and honour,” it said, adding “When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness”.

“The NEF know full well that in the interest of peace, unity, and corporate existence of Nigeria, we the elders must, as a matter of necessity, embrace equity and justice.

“It is therefore only fair that the South East of Nigeria should be supported to accede presidential power because what is good for the goose is, mutatis mutandis, good for the gander.

“It is also surprising that NEF is more enamored of power than the veritable and conducive environment under which sustainable national development can be attained.

“For the avoidance of doubt, there is no country on the planet earth that can progress under the dire straits and strains of inequity, injustice, mistrust, viciousness, braggadocio, and predatory ethnocentrism.

“The above vices will surely engender crises, conflicts, economic downturn, unemployment, poverty, insecurity, kidnapping, banditry among others.”

 



Benue LG Poll: PDP Wins All 23 Council Areas As AP…

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Benue LG Poll: PDP Wins All 23 Council Areas As APC Boycotts


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won all 23 local government areas at the just concluded council polls held on Saturday in Benue State.

The Chairman of Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC), Tersoo Loko, disclosed this on Sunday while declaring the results at the commission’s headquarters in Makurdi.

Loko said PDP emerged the winner by beating the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Labour Party (LP) to clench all the council seats in addition to 276 councillorship positions.

The APC did not participate in the election amidst low voter turnout recorded in most parts of the state. 

He expressed gratitude to his team for a free, fair and credible election, stating that this would be the last election he would be conducting as the chairman of BSIEC.

He also appreciated the people of Benue for their support as no violence was recorded in any of the polling units.

 



Newest Oil & Gasoline Information Roundup For April 24 – Might 1…

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Latest Oil & Gas News Roundup For April 24 - May 1, 2022

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the most recent Oil & Gasoline Information that made the spherical final week.

OPEC Commiserates With Imo Authorities Over Unlawful Refinery Explosion

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Nations (OPEC) on Monday commiserated with the federal government of Imo following Friday’s explosion of an unlawful refinery at Abaezi forest in Ohaji-Egbema Native Authorities Space of the state.

OPEC made the commiseration in a letter signed by its Secretary-Common, Mohammad Barkindo, and addressed to the Imo Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma. Learn extra right here.

World Malaria Day 2022: ExxonMobil Basis Reiterates Dedication To Ending Sickness In Nigeria

ExxonMobil Basis in collaboration with ExxonMobil affiliate Firms in Nigeria has introduced renewed help for associate organisations dedicated to ending malaria in Nigeria.

ExxonMobil stated its grants, amongst different scheduled actions pencilled right down to mark the “World Malaria Day’’ additionally marked the twentieth anniversary of its intervention and help for programmes to scale back the burden of malaria in Nigeria. Learn extra right here.

Minister’s Aide Harps On Coaching Of Oil, Gasoline Professionals

Technical Adviser, Gasoline Enterprise and Coverage Implementation to the Minister of State for Petroleum Sources, Justice Derefaka has harassed the necessity for coaching and retraining of oil and fuel professionals within the nation.

Derefaka stated this was the one method for them to manage and stay related because the world moved towards the fourth industrial revolution. Learn extra right here.

Nigerian Content material In Oil Sector Grows To 42% — NCDMB

The Nigerian Content material Improvement and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) stated that it has grown Nigerian content material within the oil and fuel sector to 42 p.c.

Government Secretary of NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, gave the replace on Wednesday, whereas talking at a Native content material workshop for the Judiciary in Bayelsa. Learn extra right here.

Sylva Duties Workers Members On Devotion, Staff Work

Minister of State, Petroleum Sources, Chief Timipre Sylva has urged the workers members of the ministry to redouble their efforts for extra engaged and productive teamwork with the next drive.

Sylva made the decision on Friday in his comment on the Bonding Retreat for the workers members in his workplace at Mandala, Niger State. Learn extra right here.

These are the most recent Oil & Gasoline information that made developments through the week. Go to our web site https://allnews.ng for extra Oil & Gasoline information around the globe.

Why I Don’t Believe In Igbo Presidency — MASSOB …

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The founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has revealed why he does not subscribe to a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.

Uwazuruike bared his thoughts while playing host to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Owerri, Imo State on Saturday, adding that the idea of the Igbo Presidency should be discarded.

According to the MASSOB leader, the race for who emerges as Nigeria’s next president should be thrown open.

He urged citizens to shun the idea of zoning, saying that it has no place in the Nigerian constitution. He also stated that it leads to sectionalism in some regions of the country.

“I don’t believe in the idea of zoning system or Igbo president because zoning means sectionalism.

“If we want to talk about Nigeria, we must throw the presidential contest open but if you throw it open, it must be for the youths, not elders, because the elders have failed us”, Uwazuruike said.



PDP Selects Abuja For National Convention, Preside…

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PDP Selects Abuja For National Convention, Presidential Cand


The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has selected Abuja for its special national convention, where its presidential candidate will be chosen.

The news was confirmed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, on Saturday.

“We have decided to hold the convention, where our candidate will emerge, in Abuja. That was where the National Working Committee chose, but the National Executive Committee will ratify it at our meeting on Wednesday,” he disclosed.

Top party sources revealed that the party’s leadership rejected lobbyists who wanted the convention to take place in their preferred states.

The timetable shows that the main opposition party’s presidential candidate will emerge on May 29.

In its ‘Schedule of Activities and Timetable for the Year, 2022/2023 Elections released in April, and signed by the National Organising Secretary, Umar Bature, the party disclosed that its presidential primary would commence on May 28. The venue was not mentioned.

Of the 17 presidential candidates in the party, two were dropped after the screening exercise in Abuja on Friday. The identities of those cleared and disqualified are yet to be revealed.

 



2023: FCT Deserves A Mayor— Tambuwal

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2023: FCT Deserves A Mayor— Tambuwal


Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal says the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, deserves a mayor and better recognition.

Tambuwal, who is one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential aspirants, stated this while meeting with the PDP FCT delegates in Abuja.

He said that, if elected president, he would give better recognition to the FCT indigenes and their plights.

“I believe that there is a lot of work to be done in the FCT. I believe more than the people we met at the FCT deserve more recognition.

“I am not insisting that FCT should be a state but you appoint ministers, sometimes two from a state. What stop you from appointing a zonal Minister from the FCT because FCT is part of the North Central zone?

The presidential aspirant also pledged that if given the mandate, youths and women would receive special attention as they were receiving in Sokoto State today.

On his part, the FCT PDP Chairman, Sunday Zakka, commended the role played by Tambuwal in PDP’s success in the FCT area councils’ election.

Zakka urged Tambuwal to continue his support for the PDP FCT chapter, adding that the party will continue to appreciate him.



PDP Kano Lawmaker Defects To APC

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PDP Kano Lawmaker Defects To APC


Kano lawmaker representing Kano Municipal Council in the state’s House of Assembly, Salisu Ahmad-Gwangwazo, has on Friday, defected from the PDP to the APC.

The lawmaker announced his decision in a letter sent to Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Hamisu Chidari in Kano.

The Speaker’s spokesman, Uba Abdullahi, said in a statement that Ahmad-Gwangwazo cited fractionalization in the leadership of the PDP at the state and national levels as the reason for his defection.

He stated that in the lawmaker’s letter to the speaker entitled, “Notification of my defection from PDP to APC’’, he submitted that the fractionalization had made it impracticable for party activities to flourish.

Abdullahi added that Chidari congratulated Ahmad-Gwangwazo for joining the APC and assured him that the party would carry him and his supporters along in all matters.

The speaker further assured that the party runs an all-inclusive system, adding that all party members had stakes in the development of the state.

Abdullahi also quoted the speaker as saying that there were indications that the ruling APC would retain power in the state at the 2023 general elections.

Following Ahmad-Gwangwazo’s defection, the House now has 20 APC lawmakers and 11 for the PDP.



Cross River: APC Says Aggrieved Aspirants Should F…

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Cross River: APC Says Aggrieved Aspirants Should Form Own Pa


The All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River State, has told aggrieved aspirants for the different political offices to decamp if they are dissatisfied with the consensus arrangements in the party.

The chairman of the party, Alphonsus Eba, made this known on a radio programme after many aspirants in the party kicked against the consensus arrangements.

According to Eba, it is not compulsory for disenchanted members to remain in the party when they have the option of decamping or forming their own parties.

“If any one of you feels dissatisfied with the decision of the party to go for consensus candidates you can decamp to other parties who are looking for candidates and pursue your ambitions.

“Better still, you may proceed to form your own party where it can be possible to impose your candidature. In APC, the decision of the party is supreme”, he stated.

Addressing journalists, John George Alaha, a party stalwart who spoke on behalf of the aspirants, said, “Consensus is never a part of democracy.”

“We have spent money to buy forms, do declarations and consultations, and we are asked to step down. This is not going down well”, he said.

A second chieftain, Ikpeme Johnson, urged political parties in the country to tread the issue of consensus candidates with caution.

“Let there be a level playing ground for all contestants both in Cross River State and the country. The aspirants should be allowed to test their popularity amongst the people.”

 



2023: Why Two PDP Presidential Aspirants Were Disq…

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2023: Why Two PDP Presidential Aspirants Were Disqualified,


Two of the 17 presidential aspirants under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have been disqualified by the party.

The development was revealed by the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Senator David Mark, after the exercise was concluded on Friday at the Legacy House, Abuja, the presidential campaign headquarters of the main opposition party.

According to reports, the screening began at about 11 am and lasted until 7 pm, involving all of the aspirants.

The identity of those disqualified was not revealed by Mark, who simply stated that they did not meet the requirements set by the panel.

Speaking further, the chairman added that Friday’s screening report would be transmitted to the PDP National Working Committee for consideration on the same day.

The exercise, as far as we’re concerned, went on very well. We’ve been here since morning, and I’m sure you people have been here since morning also.

“We’ve been very thorough this time. See how much time we’ve taken to screen each individual who has been here. We screened 17 aspirants, which is quite a number. We cleared 15 and two have not been cleared.

“Now, don’t ask me those who have been cleared and those who have not been cleared, because I won’t tell you. We haven’t released the result to them. So, if you ask a question in that direction, you’re wasting time.

“I think on the whole, that’s what we’ve done. And we’re quite satisfied with the standard of the aspirants by and large. And we think that any one of them, who gets the ticket, will win the election in 2023″, he said.



Sylva Duties Workers Members On Devotion, Workforce Work

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Sylva Tasks Staff Members On Devotion, Team Work

Minister of State, Petroleum Sources, Chief Timipre Sylva has urged the workers members of the ministry to redouble their efforts for extra engaged and productive teamwork with a better drive.

Sylva made the decision on Friday in his comment on the Bonding Retreat for the workers members in his workplace at Mandala, Niger State.

Sylva, in an announcement by his Senior Adviser (Media and Communication), Horatius Agua, stated given the get together primaries and normal elections growing demand for efficiency accountability by public establishments was paramount.

“We now have come a great distance since we assumed workplace in August 2019 within the execution of our mandate as outlined within the ministry’s precedence areas,”

“I have to say we now have delivered on all our precedence areas from the ‘Enhance of Petroleum Manufacturing Capability to the ‘Passage of the Petroleum Trade Invoice’,”

“All of the credit score should go to the workers and members of my staff who’re current and absent. Your efforts are certainly appreciated,”

“As we’re all conscious, this administration has barely one 12 months to go. So, this retreat serves as each a time for stock-taking and a strategic planning session,” he stated.

The minister described the retreat as a staff bonding retreat that will foster elevated togetherness and cohesion amongst staff members.

In accordance with him, it offers a possibility to know one another higher and retool to attain a typical objective.

He expressed delight with the availability of some video games that will reemphasise the significance of teamwork in a piece setting.

He stated collaboration was the one manner nice issues may very well be achieved, including {that a} group that lacked teamwork would fail even when they’d the brightest minds however determined to function in silos or at cross functions.

Sylva additionally described the retreat as a work-life stability.

“Work-life stability is a vital facet of a wholesome work setting,”

“Sustaining a great work-life stability helps to scale back stress in addition to forestall a burnout within the office,”

“There are a motive curriculum vitae (CV) has an area for hobbies, and interviewers usually ask about what an worker likes to do exterior of labor,”

“On the finish of this retreat, I count on to see a extra engaged and productive staff at work with a better drive,” he added. 

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