Democracy Day: Read The Acting President’s Speech Commemorating The Mid-term of The Present Adminstration in Office.

Dear Nigerians, I bring you good wishes from President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, who as we all know is away from the country on medical vacation.

Today marks the second anniversary of our assumption of office. We must thank the Almighty God not only for preserving our lives to celebrate this second anniversary, but for giving us hope, strength and confidence as we faced the challenges of the past two years.

Our administration outlined three specific areas for our immediate intervention on assumption of office: these were Security, Corruption and the Economy.

In the Northeast of our country, the terrorist group Boko Haram openly challenged the sovereignty and continued existence of the state, killing, maiming,and abducting, causing the displacement of the largest number of our citizens in recent history. Beyond the North East they extended their mindless killings, as far away as Abuja, Kano And Kaduna.

But with new leadership and renewed confidence our gallant military immediately began to put Boko Haram on the back foot. We have restored broken-down relations with Continue reading

National Assembly (1): The Senate. (plus comprehensive list of all its members and political parties)

The Senate arm of the National assembly (Red Chamber as it is informal referred) comprises of 109 members effecting 3 each from 36 states of the federation plus 1 member representing the Capital. This arrangement is strictly according to the constitution.

The Senate is only but one half of the Nation’s Bi-cameral structure of allowing two legislative houses to foster progress and development. The Federal House of Representative is the other half. Known as the ‘Red chamber’ for its Red chair settings in its hall, is the Upper House. The Senate alongside the Housed of Representatives (Green Chamber) are vested with the power to deliberate and legislate laws for the country.

 

Its members are so referred to as ‘Senators’. Each constituency is expected to elect 3 members each (FCT provides only One) under the electoral conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for four years. Elected members stand the chance of re-running at Continue reading

110 Rice Milling Machines to be Installed in Different Part of The Country to Boost Rice Production — Presidency.

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Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to the Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Federal Government has purchased 110 rice milling machines to boost rice production in the Country. This is aimed at consolidating the efforts of the government so far on rice production. The acquired rice mills will be installed in significant parts of the country before the end of July.

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Mr. Garba Shehu confirmed this development on his Facebook page on Monday. In his post, he was also quoted to have said that Nigeria was the second largest producer of rice in the world. A claim which seemingly proves controversial as some media account users have debunked the claim. Backing his claim, He Continue reading

LAGOS N-POWER SCHEME: PARTICIPANTS LAMENT NON FUNCTIONALITY.

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N-power logo

The Lagos state applicants of the N-power scheme are lamenting the conditional delay and un functionality in scheme. The applicants, having been screened and shortlisted back in December 2016, are entitled to N30,000 monthly allowance each. With the mini success of the scheme so far, applicants across the country are beginning to reap their fruits of their handwork. But surprisingly, the Lagos state section of the scheme is yet to take off in earnest. Since late December till date, it has been series of excuses from the Agency. The participants are yet to be verified and deployed for assignments. This prompted a constructive protest to the State House of Assembly in Alausa by the applicants later last month.

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participants protest in January

In a peaceful manner, the protesters were able to pass their message as to know why and when the scheme will fully take off sometime in January. According to reports, The Speaker, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, together with some other members witnessed the protest. The protesters are of the feeling that the promising scheme has been hijacked by some unfortunate fellow within the scheme. A Petition was written and forwarded to the State Houser of assembly to that effect. Reacting to the petition, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy has described the situation as “appalling, embarrassing and flabbergasting” also urging that the House look carefully into the issue and possibly instigate a probe.

With effect, the House invited the State Continue reading

“Give Me One Thing That I have Said That Is Not True” — Lai Mohammed Warns ‘Lie’ Monikers.

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Minister of Informationand Cultur — Lai Mohammed.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has called out on those that toying around his name to desist or prove him wrong. It has become a regular fond for social media users to coin the first name of the Honourable Minister from ‘Lai’ to ‘Lie’ indicating that he gives untrue information about issues. The Minister has however warned  in his comment during a visit to DAAR Communication Plc in Abuja on Friday. Moreover, the Minister further stated that he accepts such comments as part of the price to pay for serving the nation diligently. .

“People just have a mindset that whatever Lai Mohammed says cannot be true, but nobody has ever come out to say that I said `Y’ and it was `Z’ that happened.

“For me, I will remain focused because it is a price you pay for serving your country.

“I also see this as a deliberate strategy to whittle me down, but I must remain focused and will not be distracted,’’ he said.

Mr. Mohammed said that some people found it difficult to separate him from “Lai Mohammed as All Progressive Congress (APC) spokesperson and Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information’’.

“I believe sincerely that the last election was fought very bitterly and I was largely the face of the party and I kept asking them to fight me on facts, not on emotions.”.

The Minister also challenged anyone in this act to lay facts to things he might have said that aren’t true Continue reading

Police To Stop The Proposed Tuface Anti-Government Protest.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (C.P), Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has declared intentions to stop the popular music star, Innocent Idibia (also known as Tuface)’s planned protest. He categorically said that he would not allowed any protest of such in the metropolis.

Recall that Tuface recently announced plans to stage a march on Feb. 6th against the Government’s inactivity to solve some 10 pointed problems that have been lingering since 1999. via his Instagram page, he has also stated that the protest is not directed at any person but aimed at tackling these humanity related issues.

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However, the Commissioner, Mr. Owoseni, have stated Continue reading

2face Idibia To Stage An Anti-Government Protest.

In 4 days time, the Legendary Tuface Idiba, will stage an anti-government protest in Lagos. According to him, the protest is aimed at tackling 10 pointed out issues affecting the entire populace since the return of government to civilian rule in 1999.

From security, to education, health matters, power supply, unemployment, high cost of living, social justice, transparency, cost of governance, patriotism, Tuface intends to march with fans and well wishers to inform the government of their inactivity in the various sectors.

He also urge all Nigerians to participate by joining in the march or engaging on social media on the 6th February. See full text below:

Hello my fellow Nigerians…

Since the idea of a nationwide march was first mentioned, the need for urgent solutions to the challenges facing Nigerians has become very clear. The people have hoped for a better Nigeria since 1999 but things are not getting any better for the majority. We are still where we are – poor and desperate. I will be no longer be quiet.

I want to thank EiE, The 2face Foundation, numerous colleagues and countless fellow Nigerians for stepping up to partner with me. I am just a musician with a point of view and the ear of my fans.

I have dedicated my time and resources to peace building, voter education towards peaceful elections and youth engagement in governance in Nigeria. This time around, my partners, colleagues and I have come together to present a platform for real Nigerians to communicate their real pains to government at all levels in a peaceful and articulate manner with a view to getting lasting solutions to our problems.

This march is about demanding that all saboteurs of good government policies should hands off.
This march is about encouraging positive minded Nigerians to continue to work without intimidation.
We have a system that is clearly designed not to work for the majority.

What is this march not about?
It is not a platform for politicians of any party to manipulate. I know you will still spin it but for one second leave your battles aside and just listen to people without trying to score cheap political points against one another. It is not a point scoring exercise. It is certainly not personal.

It is not an organized labour platform. With all due respect to our comrades who have done much for Nigeria, this march is for the unrepresented.

It is not a ‘my religion or tribe is better than yours’ matter. All our blood is red.

I, Innocent Idibia, am a living example of a Nigerian who owes their success to Nigerians of every tribe and religion. None ask what religion or tribe

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