MEND Moves To Return To Creek Aborted

 The acclaimed Leader of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta, MEND, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, explained, yesterday,  that he summoned a  meeting  of the militant group in  Yenagoa,  Bayelsa State, because of  the overpowering  pressure mounted on him and other MEND leaders by ex-agitators and other beneficiaries of the Amnesty Programme.  The meeting earlier scheduled to hold today has been put off.

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, called for the postponement of the parley, saying he would meet with the ex-militants to discuss the burning issues affecting the ex-agitators.

Emminent Igbo Personalities Warned Against Selective Justices Against Jonathan's Men

Igbo Leaders of Thought, a body of eminent Igbo personalities, has warned that the plan to probe the immediate past federal government should not be a ploy to humiliate political opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari, including former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The group, led by constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, also urged Buhari to immediately restructure Nigeria without delay.

In a statement titled “Only truth and justice endures,” which was signed by its deputy secretary, Evangelist Elliot Uko, the group said the impending probe must be devoid of “witch-hunting and smear agenda.”

Tinubu Allegedly Fuels Arrest Of Senate President Sakari's Wife By EFCC

If information gathered seems to be true and what could be as a kick-back mechanism with respect to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President of the present 8th National Assembly, and  an alledged reprisal throwback was connected to the arrest of the wife of the senate President by the National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tnubu.
A frontline politician and former Vice Chairman of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator JKN Waku on Saturday, pointedly accused a National Leader of the APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu of being the mastermind of a petition over which the wife of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Saraki, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

I Just Wanted To Prove A Point By Allowing Abacha To Arrest Me – Former President Obasamjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed the reasons why he allowed himself to be arrested by the Abacha regime despite many opportunities to escape and accept an offer of political asylum by the United States.
Obasanjo was among the opposition lights that were against the regime of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, who ordered their arrest, trials and sentences but spared their lives due to international pressure.
Abacha was the most senior military officer in the illegal contraption called Interim National Government led by Chief Ernest Shonekan after the military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, was forced to resign over the historic annulment of the June 12 June, 1993 election won by Moshood Abiola, who later died in the military gulag.

World Bank Appoints Former D.G SEC Arunma Oteh As Vice President, Treasurer

Arunma Oteh
Former Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms Arunma Oteh, has been appointed  Vice President and Treasurer of the World Bank. Announcing the appointment in a press release yesterday, World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, said, “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Arunma Oteh as VP and Treasurer of the World Bank.  Ms. Oteh was selected for this position through an international competitive search. Her appointment is effective from September 28, 2015.” Yong went on to reel out Aruma’s profile. Said he:
“Arunma, a Nigerian national, was most recently the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria. Appointed to a five-year term by the President of Nigeria in 2010, she led the transformation of the country’s capital markets industry into a major global presence. She was a member of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Chairperson of the Africa Middle East Regional Committee of IOSCO.

Gbajabiala Paid Unannounce Visit On President Buhari Over Lingering Reps Crisis

Embattled erstwhile Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, was sited at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday, to seek audience with President Muhammadu Buhari over the lingering leadership crisis in the House of Representatives. 
the defeated house speaker came to the presidential villa unaccompanied  by any of his factional members and walked straight to the direction of the president's office but returned shortly after.

Nigeria Foriegn Reserve Rises To $31.51 Billion Under Buahari ----CBN Governor

The fight against corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration has started yielding dividends. Following blockage of leakages, Nigeria’s foreign reserves have increased from $28.57 billion at the end of May to $31.53 billion as of July 22, 2015, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, disclosed, yesterday.
Also, the country will very soon reduce importation of refined petroleum products significantly because Port Harcourt and Warri refineries have started refining products and the Kadua refinery will resume operations in August.
Emefiele made the disclosures while briefing the press at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, meeting, in Abuja.
$ 31. 5 b Foreign Reserves


Still on the Boko Haram prisoners’ transfer

Ejike Anyaduba 
By choice I pick every call to my phone promptly. But on this particular night I acted outside of my wont. My phone rang off the hook a number of times. Fagged out by the day’s activities, I forgot to reset it to ringing mode after a long spell in silence. By the time I checked, my call log had a lot of missed calls. As I scanned the phone for detail, one of the numbers called yet again. But the voice on the other end was barely audible. It stuttered out words that could hardly be pieced together. I presumed network problem and dropped the line. But the call came again; this time the caller made greater effort to be heard. He and others (because there were background voices) appeared to be debating an issue.


Rev. Fr. Onebunne Bags Excellence And Diligence Award

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The Manager of St. Mary's High School, Ifitedunu Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra , Rev. Fr. Dr. Jude Onebunne (Bulldozer) has received an excellence and diligence award from Tiv Youths Liberation Movement (TYOLIM) for his contributions in education as well as his exploits in character formation of children.
Presenting the award the president Tiv Youths Liberation Movement, Comrade John Shima said the choice of Rev. Fr. Onebunne came as a result of recommendation made by a serving corps member, Comrade Jacob Kumapinene who incidentally happened to be an executive member of TYOLIM.
He said the association after a thorough check on Rev. Fr. Onebunne's track records came all the way from Benue State to reward hardwork even as he urged him to maintain the tempo. He stated that the association had five axis  namely: Jengbagh, Sankara, Kwande, Jechira and Mimdo axis adding that they were out to ensure that good work don't go unnoticed.
Comrade Shima said based on what he was told about Rev. Fr. Onebunne that he (Fr. Onebunne) derived joy in making others happy even at the expense of his comfort.


President Obama Receives Nigerian President Buhari In White House---Photos

The United State. President Barack Obama has met with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the White House. The visit at 11 a.m Washington time, marks the first time Buhari has visited the White House since being elected in March in what was hailed as Nigeria’s first democratic transition of power in decades.
President Barack Obama promised to do everything possible to help President Muhammadu Buhari and indeed all Nigerians succeed.
He expressed confidence in the ability of Buhari to tackle the multiple challenges facing Nigeria.
He said his confidence in Buhari was as a result of the fact that the President came into office with reputation for integrity and a clear agenda to tackle corruption and terrorism as well as other violent crimes.


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