TOWARDS 2019, NAMMBO SEEKS SUPPORT FOR BUHARI’s RE ELECTION

A support group for the re election of President Muhammadu Buhari as President in 2019, the National Movement For Muhammadu Buhari-Osinbajo (NAMMBO) held its National Executive Council in Abuja some days ago, More »

Court Grants Arrest Of Akwa Ibom First Lady Over Alleged N7B Withdrawal

An FCT High Court has granted a non governmental organisation – Incorporated Trustees of Hope Development and Empowerment Foundation – to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the Attorney General of More »

Security Or Luxury? Osun Governor Buys N170M Bullet Proof Jeep

The good people of Osun State deserve a Governor that is safe and feel secured wherever he is, that is why the new man handling the affairs of the State of the More »

Billionaires At War! Why Captain Hosa Okunbor Is Fighting Kola Karim

When the gods fight, the earth trembles! This is a better way to describe what is going on between the Chairman of Ocean Marine, Captain Hosa Okunbor and Ibadan billionaire, Kola Karim. More »

‘Please Resign And Return To PDP’ Atiku Advises Amaechi

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the alleged statement made by the Minister of Transportation and Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, More »

 

TOWARDS 2019, NAMMBO SEEKS SUPPORT FOR BUHARI’s RE ELECTION

A support group for the re election of President Muhammadu Buhari as President in 2019, the National Movement For Muhammadu Buhari-Osinbajo (NAMMBO) held its National Executive Council in Abuja some days ago, the meeting had in attendance NAMMBO National Executive members as well as the Chairmen and Secretaries from the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT Abuja.

The movement that boasts over 3 million executives members nationwide has been in existence since 2015. It was formed to identify with and support the ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari based on his integrity and what he has been able to achieve within four years as the President of Nigeria.

NAMMBO believes that a good turn deserves another, while calling all members to put their hands on deck to ensure that the President returns to office in 2019.

The National Chairman of the Movement Hon. Junaidu Idrisa Kadi stated this in Abuja at a round table.

According to him the decision to support president Buhari was due to his commitment in the fight against corruption infrastructural development as well as improvement in the nation’s economy.

The group also promised to be in support of good governance not only at the Federal level but also in States and Local Government beyond 2019.

According to the National Vice Chairman North West of the Movement His Excellency, Yusuf Sani Maitama, the presence of young and dynamic individuals in the group reveals the strength and capacity of the Movement to produce the next generation of leaders that the country can be proud of.

NAMMBO tasked its members on personal integrity, in a statement made by the Group’s women leader, Hon. Lynda Bamu Alhamdu, a former Commisioner of Agric in Plateau State opined that to be on the same page with the President and the aims of the group, it’s necessary for members to also make integrity their watchword, promising that the group will not condone any act of misconduct and indiscipline.

Hon. Yusuff Ibrahim, NAMMBO’s Vice Chairman in the North Central claimed President Buhari is the best thing that has happened to Nigeria as he called on members of the group to support him because of the future generation.

The National Publicity Secretary Mallam Suleiman Umar said the group is campaigning on issue based and called on APC members to defend their votes to avoid manipulation by opposition parties.

The National Organising Secretary, Hon. Moshood Olatunji stressed that the movement is a platform to introduce new aspirants and evolve a paradigm shift in the political firmament of our nation.

Speaking on behalf of States chairmen , Kogi state Chairman NAMMBO, Alhaji Isiaka Kokori mentained that the campaign for the re-election of President Buhari had become necessary to all Nigerians irrespective of political, religious, or regional differences considering the good record of his administration.

Alhaji also assured the people of Kogi State to vote for president Buhari for second term for the completion of Ajaokuta steel to ensure job creation in the State.

In his closing remarks while congratulating all members of the group for being counted worthy to be part of history, the National Financial Secretary of the group and a recent gubernatorial aspirant in Oyo State, Ayodeji Ismail Karim hinted that the group is well structured and well mobilized to bring success to President Buhari in the elections.

Karim stresed the need for the group to be mindful of the future of the unborn Nigerians which could be affected by the role They had all decided to conclusively played.

He also promised that he would use his influence to ensure that the group lacks nothing when it comes to funding.

The meeting which held at the Arcade Suites CBD, Abuja had in attendance prominent members like Seriki Abdulai, Ibrahim Umar, Junaidu Idrisa Kadi, Umar Abdulai, Walid Ibrahim, Chief Oluwaseun Ojuolape, Akinleye Olu-Philips, Moshood Olatunji, Kenneth Okechukwu, Yusuf Ibrahim, Blessing Sylva, Isiaka Kokori Abdulai, Issa Onilu, Ayo Karim and other executives of the group.

Court Grants Arrest Of Akwa Ibom First Lady Over Alleged N7B Withdrawal

An FCT High Court has granted a non governmental organisation – Incorporated Trustees of Hope Development and Empowerment Foundation – to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the Attorney General of the Federation to order the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to investigate the wife and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr and Mrs Udo Emmanuel, over an alleged huge withdrawal from state’s accounts.

Granting an ex parte motion filed by the counsel to the applicant, Martin Onyedika Okoye, the court, presided over by Justice O. A. Musa, directed the Attorney General of Federation to immediately ask the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to arrest and investigate Mrs Deaconess Martha Udo Emmanuel.

The suit No. FCT/HC/BW/M/25/2018, has Government of Akwa Ibom State, Attorney General of the Federation and Her Excellency Deaconess Martha Udo Emmanuel as the first, second and third defendant.

A true certified copy of the order, dated Dec. 7, 2018, cited by this paper, granted leave to the “applicant to apply for an order of mandamus, compelling the second defendant/ respondent through the anti-corruption agency, under his supervision, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately arrest and investigate the third defendant/respondent (Mrs Emmanuel) and every other person involved in the mindless looting of the Treasury of the first defendant/respondent especially in relation to the huge cash withdrawals (amounting to over seven billion naira) on the first defendant/respondent’s Zenith Bank account numbers: 1014539562, 1014358342, 1014358342, and 1014317094, and deposit the outcome of investigation with the registry of this Honourable court within one month of the making of this court’s order.

“An order of this Honourable court granting leave to the applicant to apply for an order of mandamus compelling the second defendant/respondent through the anti-corruption agency under his control and supervision, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately commence the investigation of the third defendant/respondent of Mr.Udo Emmanuel, the executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State for his roles in the unlawful multiple cash withdrawals on the first defendant/respondent’s Zenith Bank Account Numbers 1014539562, 1014358342, and 1014317094, and to arrest and prosecute him immediately upon ceasing to be the Governor of Akwa Ibom State.

“An order of this Honourable count granting leave to the cliamant to serve the first, second, third defendants/respondents herein with the originating processes in this suit (including exparte order) by leaving same with any staff or clerk at Akwa Ibom State Liason Office, located on Plot 816zAhmadu Bello Way, Central Business District, Abuja”

written by Lateef Farouk

Security Or Luxury? Osun Governor Buys N170M Bullet Proof Jeep

The good people of Osun State deserve a Governor that is safe and feel secured wherever he is, that is why the new man handling the affairs of the State of the Living Spring shelled out 170 million naira to acquire, a befitting, bullet proof jeep as his official car.

The car, a Toyota Lexus was contracted to a Lagos auto dealer and was delivered within days to the Osun State Government House and placed under the care of the Chief Driver to the Governor.

Governor Oyetola who was once revealed to be richer than the State, a statement made during the campaigns by his uncle, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has began living the life and enjoying the perks of office.

The acquisition had sparked off criticism from the PDP who felt bad and criticised the Governor living large in a land pf penury. The PDP felt the money paid for the purchase of the vehicle would have served some better purpose in the State, but the Governor felt otherwise as he rides on his favourite toy.

Billionaires At War! Why Captain Hosa Okunbor Is Fighting Kola Karim

When the gods fight, the earth trembles! This is a better way to describe what is going on between the Chairman of Ocean Marine, Captain Hosa Okunbor and Ibadan billionaire, Kola Karim.
In the real sense of it both men are billionaires, they are captain of industries and they both earn their marks and trade in the oil business, they were both good friends not until recently when the devil decided to test their friendship.
Insiders revealed that Captain Hosa was said to have brought a juicy business plan to Kola Karim, a pipeline contract and they both agreed to partner and share the gains and loss of the business.

Captain Hosa offered to handle the security part of the business and over charged to the tune of about $5M.
Karim was said to have quickly pointed that out and thought the mistake could be corrected in their usual friendly way, but no, the licensed Captain would have none of that. ‘my word is final’ he said.

Kola called a management meeting of his Shoreline company, they all agreed he should pull out of the deal.

Hosa detailed the report where he alleged that Kola enjoyed a robust relationship with the embattled former petroleum Minister, Allison Deziani whom he dumped when she ran into troubled waters. He also alleged Karim of different fictitious atrocities in the country’s oil and gas sector.

It was widely believed that the report was targeted at giving Kola Karim a bad reputation in the eyes of the Buhari/Osinbajo government.

Karim over the years has built his reputation and is in the good book of the present government.
Captain Hosa Okunbor is hell bent on seeing Kola goes down. A source revealed he has taken another shot at him as he moves to the United Kingdom where he knows Kola has many friends, associates and investments to spread the tale.

In the heat of the matter, Kola was said to have kept his calm, obviously with the knowledge that he has a lot to lose and extending an olive leaf to Captain Hosa.

Another factor many believed must have ruined their friendship was the choice of candidates the oil barons are backing for 2019 presidential election.

While Okunbor is rooting for the comeback of President Buhari, Karim wants Atiku and he had made a bold step of his support by committing $30M to Atiku’s campaign.

‘Please Resign And Return To PDP’ Atiku Advises Amaechi

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the alleged statement made by the Minister of Transportation and Director General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on the state of the nation as courageous, just as he urged him to resign his appointment and return to the PDP.
Audio tapes of Amaechi allegedly casting aspersions on and mocking President Muhammadu Buhari, have surfaced online.

APC talking heads on social media maintain that the audio tapes were doctored and taken out of context.

In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, Atiku “lamented the shabby treatment of Amaechi for speaking truth to power in a leaked audio tape which led to his being made a ceremonial Director General of the president’s re-election campaign organization.

“We dare say that the cold war between the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as well as the statements credited to the latter in a leaked tape which lead to the appointment of Tinubu to take charge of the campaigns, are at the least a national embarrassment to the nation. Amaechi must now resign and return home to the PDP where he belongs,” the statement read.

APC’s Campaign Council, a Clear Negation of Buhari’s Claims, Group Alleges

The N4Atiku Group has described the constitution of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress as a clear sign of insincerity and negation of the claims by President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC that the 16-year rule of the Peoples Democratic Party was responsible for Nigeria’s present situation.

In a statement made available to the media on Monday, the group, through its spokesman, Isiaka Abdulai pointed out that “over the years, the President and his party, against all rules of common sense, have accused the PDP of bringing Nigeria to her knees. Instead of addressing the ineptitude of their government, the APC continues to massage its ego with stories that have reduced governance to the extremity of disgrace”.

While describing the PDP presidential candidate as “a man with the genuine interest of the country at heart”, the Group continued that “something is disturbingly wrong with the narrative that PDP destroyed Nigeria. As a matter of fact, the right questions need to be asked. If PDP indeed destroyed Nigeria, why does the APC need those it accused of destroying Nigeria to help it stay in power?”

Abdulai went on to state that “in its insipid manner of lying without recourse to consequence and logic, the APC apparently forgot that the Vice Chairman, North, of its Presidential Campaign Council, Senator George Akume was a PDP Governor for 8years. His counterpart in the South, Senator Ken Nnamani was Senate President under the PDP, its Director General, Rotimi Ameachi served as Speaker of House of Assembly in Rivers State for eight years and had another seven years as Governor under the PDP. That amounts to a total of 15 years.

It may also interest Nigerians to note that the North West Zonal Director, Aliyu Wammakko, was a PDP Governor for eight years and was a Senator for 3 years. The South West Zonal Director, Olusola Oke served as PDP National Legal Adviser for nine years. The South South Zonal Director, Godswill Akpabio was politically well brought up by the PDP. He served as Secretary to the State Government after which he governed Akwa Ibom for eight years, and until four months ago, he was the minority leader in the Senate, a position he got as a PDP member”.

The group wondered why the President and his party members continue to malign the PDP when in actual fact the best human resources they can boast of were actually sourced from the PDP. “None of these people spent less than 13 years as PDP members. Mathematically, that is 81% of the 16 years of the so called destruction. Is it not a sign of insincerity to say PDP destroyed Nigeria for 16 years and still solicit for the help of the people they claimed destroyed Nigeria?” the group asked.

The N4Atiku Group went on to call on Nigerians to “join hands and support Atiku Abubakar who has what it takes to get Nigeria working again”.

ATIKU CONDEMNS DAILY TRUST INVASION, says ‘follow due process’

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described freedom of the press as a bedrock of Nigeria’s democracy. Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party made the declaration as he reacted to the invasion and sealing off of the premises of the Daily Trust Newspapers in Maiduguri and Abuja.

” I have received with concern news of the sealing of Daily Trust corporate headquarters in Abuja. Freedom of the press is the bedrock of our democracy and nothing should be done to compromise it.
If Daily Trust as an institution or any of its staff is in breach of the law, I recommend that due process be followed and not a resort to the jackboot”, Abubakar tweeted.
Armed soldiers had stormed the offices of the newspaper in Maiduguri and Abuja to shut down the offices. The regional editor, Uthman Abubakar and a reporter, Ibrahim Sawab were taken away by the soldiers. In Abuja, the soldiers asked staff members at the office to pack their working tools, including laptops and leave the premises.
Checks revealed that the action of the army might be as a result of a story on Sunday’s edition of Daily Trust about the military expedition in the North East.
Thought the Federal Government says the war against terror is on course, reports in the media indicate that the army apart from suffering losses in terms of men and equipment are not having the best in terms of morale.
Videos of soldiers fainting due to hunger as well as videos of some soldiers deserting with claims that they would not fight with obsolete equipment have also surfaced on social media.