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‘We Can Have A Violence Free Election’ Papas Foundation Boss, Frank Okamigbo Advocates For The Youth

Frank Okamigbo, the CEO, Papas Group has joined his voice to the voices of the noble men and women of the great nation calling for a peaceful, free, fair and a violence free election.

Speaking with newsmen in his office, the UN Youth Ambassador for Peace expressed an immeasurable concern on how deep violence has eaten into the electoral process of this nation and youths being in the center of these violence breaks his heart more. He further said “We cannot all belong to the same political parties just as we cannot all come from the same families and it is very normal if we have different preferences of political candidates but we don’t have to kill ourselves”.

On the issues of youths participation in the electoral processes and being the tools for election violence he said, “Young people are the leaders of today and constitute a majority of voters in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. It will be very wrong to think of preventing them from participating in the election process but we must encourage and guide them to channel their raw energy towards significant and productive endeavors rather than ungodly activities. “it is a sad irony that young people who should have the most incentives to envision the long term and interest in the future are the mostly likely to be manipulated to sacrifices their own long term interests and sometimes their live for the sake of the older generation in power.” He then added.

Frank who is a successful businessman and a Master’s Degree holder in Philosophy from the University of Lagos advised the different political candidate contesting for electoral seats to allow the supremacy of development ideals, peace, love and unity be the focus and cease from endangering and destroying the bright and brilliant future of this great nation by reducing our youths to mere political thugs and tools of vendetta against their political opponents and enemies.

He then admonished the general public to go get their permanent voters card (PVC), come out on the day of the elections and vote wisely to save the future of our children, our youth and the future of our beloved nation, Nigeria.

Classic Betrayer! How Ibadan Billionaire, Kola Karim Denies Lover, Deziani Maduekwe (his secret pact with Osinbajo)

It’s a chronicle of betrayals…an endless desire to get to the top not minding who got crushed that had set Ibadan billionaire, Kola Karim aside from his associates and contemporaries. Infact, all those that had come across him claimed he has perfected the ways of Judas to operate in the modern world…to them, Kola’s kiss is poisonous, a venomous act that kills with speed.
Those who know him many years ago as a commodity hustler in the United Kingdom were surprised when he started living flamboyantly, acquiring properties in choice areas. Little did they know that the tailor had hit a fortune! Kola’s dalliance with Deziani Maduekwe which later became a full blown affair has pitched him on higher ground. With Deziani as the Minister for Petroleum, Kola became a god, sealing deals, flying private and throwing classy shin digs as he became the official representative of the Oil Minister, holding the magic wand that could transform a common pauper to an instant billionaire.
Kola had a good time, what many didn’t know was that he was more powerful than Deziani’s other associates, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko. Kola Karim was the other Kola in the background, the darling of Ms Maduekwe.
The 2015 election came and power changed hands, men of the moment became men of yesterday. The powerful Deziani ran into troubled waters with the new government, efforts to reach the no-nonsense President, Muhammadu Buhari was futile, with nowhere to hide, Deziani scampered to the United Kingdom.
The government beamed its searchlight on her associates, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko became regular visitors of the EFCC…what of Kola Karim? many asked. Unknown to may, the Shoreline Managing Director had struck a deal with the government and revealed all he knew about the many atrocities committed during the Jonathan’s regime. He did this to escape investigation and operated freely, even enjoying the patronage of the Buhari/Osinbajo government as his company maintains the oil pipelines.
But just like a man chased by his nemesis, he quietly played a bet and dashed the PDP presidential candidate a huge amount of money, the donation became public knowledge and what would have been the usual act became his albatross and he started running helter skelter, disclaiming his donation and pleading his innocence.
Kola is said to have wormed his way into the hearts of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, he is claimed to be a big beneficiary in this government and all his gains is about to go down the drain as the Presidency is not taking lightly his huge donation to the opposition as his books are presently undergoing some scrutiny.

Seyi Makinde, Dapo Lam-Adesina Tighten Security As Violence Claims Major Campaigns In Ibadan

The ugly side of politics in Oyo State had once again reared its head with violence recorded at some major campaign points across the state, especially the capital city of Ibadan.

Youthful House of Representatives member, Dapo Lam-Adesina escaped death by the whiskers recently when he was attacked during his campaign.

Narrating the incident, a member of the lawmaker’s campaign team painted a scary picture to Papermacheonline where he revealed how they were waylaid, macheted and beaten mercilessly.

Giving a graphic detail, he claimed ‘we were headed towards the interior part of Ibadan to continue our campaign when we were waylaid, Dapo was lucky to have escaped as he was shot at…it was a sight I never believed could happen’.

On the other hand, the PDP governorship candidate in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde was not spared the violence. His campaign train was also attacked at the Ojoo side of Ibadan where scores of his supporters were wounded.

The Makon boss through a statement released by his media aide, Dotun Oyelade alleged the APC to have masterminded the attacks. In the statement Makinde said it was natural for the APC candidate, Bayo Adelabu to be anxious at the turn of events and advised him not to revert to self help where there is no provocation.

Papermacheonline reliably gathered that both Seyi Makinde and Dapo Lam-Adesina resolved to increase their security after the attacks.

Dapo whose face-off with the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi led to his dumping of the APC to pitch his tent with the ADC works on his security from time to time as he was said to have taken serious a threat by Governor Ajimobi to ‘deal with him seriously’.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s Son, Seni Seals Juicy Deal With Nike

‘The cub of a lion, is a lion’ goes the popular saying which best describes the 23-year-old son of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Seni.
The young man had started an early race, not following his father’s path in politics, but in business where he just landed his first major deal.
Highly intelligent and bold, some major attributes people claimed he got from his father, Seni has used that to drive his youth-focused magazine, The Native as he got a deal from sport outfit giant, Nike that partners his company to produce a designed jersey that carries the symbol of Africanism.
The concept was an instant sold out and Seni, wo designed the jersey claimed the design is a tribute to millions of Nigerians abroad who retain close ties to where they come from.
He also commended his Native co-founders Teni Zach, Sola Fagbemi, Suleiman Shittu and Mide Edgar for the success of the design.
The young Saraki who owns a football academy in Kwara State is a sport lover who vows to use his talent for the benefit of his dear country.

Above The Law? Amaechi Dissolves NDDC Board (how Transport Minister bypassed SGF to appoint new MD)

Emerging facts have shown that the Hon. Minister for Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is the brain behind the dissolution of the Niger Delta Development Commission Board, and the appointment of Prof. Nelson Brambaifa as the MD of the interventionist agency.

Available information revealed that Mr Amaechi bypassed the Secretary to Federal government, Mr. Boss Mustapha, in dissolving the NDDC board. According to available information, Amaechi has for long sought for the removal of Mr. Derek .L. Mene, who is said to be an ally of Magnus Abe, who the Transport minister is having a running battle of supremacy with, in the Rivers state All Progressives Congress. Amaechi was said to have written a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting the dissolution of the board of the interventionist agency. This was said to have been overridden by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, who made it known that the offices are tenured, thus advised against the dissolution.

On Friday, the 25th of January, 2019, the outgone MD, Mr. Nsima Ekere, was at the presidency to submit his resignation letter, and to thank President Muhammadu Buhari for giving him the opportunity to serve. This information, sources claimed, threw Mr. Amaechi into a desperate state, as he dashed down to the presidency with an old memo earlier assented to by Mr President, before the attention of Mr President was drawn to the impropriety of acceding to Amaechi’s request.

GHR For Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu for The Coliseum’s Grand House Reception Sunday

Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress, APC Lagos State governorship candidate, will on Sunday 27 January be hosted to a Grand House Reception, GHR, at the Nigeria’s leading celebrity hangout, The Niteshift Coliseum.

The strictly by invitation premium event will attract top politicians, captains of industry and patrons of the top notch club located on Salvation Road in Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos. During the night, Sanwo-Olu, an accomplished private and public sector administrator, will be treated to a lavish reception on almost 500-Square meter red carpet spreading around the courtyard of the event venue, while the APC Standard bearer is expected to mingle with high profile guests. He will later be ushered into the Coliseum main arena to be on the hot seat where he will share his combined experience in both public and private sector.

Sanwo-Olu is expected to highlight those his significant exposure to diverse assignments and responsibilities in the governance process, leading to his various appointments as three-time commissioner and immediate managing director of Lagos State Property Development Corporation among others. He will cap it with sharing his thoughts and plans for the Centre of Excellence with the distinguished members and patrons, and invited guests.

The GHR is a non-partisan highest honour accorded renowned Nigerians and respected members of the society by the high profile hangout turned event centre. In the past, the Club has hosted many other distinguished personalities to the reception. They included former President Goodluck Jonathan; former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; ex-Senate presidents, Anyim Pius Anyim, Adolphus Wabara and Kenneth Nnamani; Former Ghanaian President, Jerry Rawlings; Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s Finance Minister; Mallam Nazir El-Rufai, Kaduna State Governor; Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor; All Progressives Congress, APC, National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Former Lagos State Governor and Minister, Power, Works & Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN; Former Ogun State Governors Aremo Olusegun Osoba and Otunba Gbenga Daniel; Former Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose; Former Abia State Governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu; Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo; Advertising Icon, Mr. Biodun Shobanjo, and late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, among many others.

Mr. Ken Calebs-Olumese, Guv’nor of The Coliseum, said the event will be a 7-Star with all the glitz, glamour and razzmatazz accustomed to the club.

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.