Oh My God!! Nigerians became poorer in Buhari’s first term – The Economist

Oh My God!! Nigerians became poorer in Buhari’s first term – The Economist

The Economist reviewed the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari and concluded that Nigerians became poorer during his first four years in office.

The magazine, in the publication, which was posted on its website on Thursday, said while the Nigerian economy was “stuck like a stranded truck,” average incomes fell during the four-year period covering 2015 to 2019.

Opposition parties led by the Peoples Democratic Party agreed with the magazine’s damning report, saying it confirmed their belief that Buhari was clueless and could not run the country efficiently. They advised Nigerians to prepare for another disastrous four years, which Buhari started on May 29.

The Economist in its report said based on the thinking of the International Monetary Fund, the average income of Nigerians “will not rise for at least another six (years).”

The report partly read, “The Nigerian economy is stuck like a stranded truck. Average incomes have been falling for four years; the IMF thinks they will not rise for at least another six (years).

“The latest figures put unemployment at 23 per cent, after growing for 15 consecutive quarters.

“Some 94 million people live on less than $1.90 a day, more than in any other country, and the number is swelling.

“By 2030, a quarter of very poor people will be Nigerians, predicts the World Data Lab, which counts such things.”

The report said the naira was overvalued, adding that this was because the government had spent decades neglecting basic public goods such as roads, schools and electricity.

It said, “Where urgency is needed, Mr Buhari offers only caution. Few are holding their breath for any more drive in his second term, which began on May 29th.

“Yet officials are postponing a crisis, not averting one. Consider borrowing. The debt-to-GDP ratio is 28 per cent, but Nigeria collects so little in tax that interest payments swallow about 60 per cent of federal revenues.”

The Economist said that public finances would be healthier if the government raised the price of fuel, which is imported by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation and sold on at a loss.

It said last year, subsidy was worth at least 0.5 per cent of the GDP, noting that this was almost what the government spent on health care.

“Politicians are scared to end the subsidy. An attempt to do so in 2012 led to massive protests.

“Although the government has expanded the school-feeding programme and is working on a safety net for the poor, most citizens get few benefits from the state,” it added.

For Nigeria to prosper, it said the government should harness the potential of its 200 million citizens.

It said currently, the citizens were ignored except when politicians needed votes.

Presidency, APC keep mum

Efforts by The PUNCH to get the Presidency to respond to the issue did not produce any useful result on Thursday.

The PUNCH made enquiries through the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, and the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, but got no responses.

Text messages and emails sent to them by 5.42 pm and 6.09pm respectively, got no replies.

Efforts to reach the All Progressives Congress National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-onilu, did also not yield any result.

Calls placed to his phone were not answered and he had yet to reply a text message sent to him by one of our correspondents.

He was also not available in the office when one of our correspondents visited on Thursday.

Report confirms President’s cluelessness, say PDP, ADC, SDP

In its reaction, the PDP warned Nigerians to be prayerful, saying the second tenure of Buhari would be disastrous for the country.

It said that the aspirations of Nigerians would not be met under the leadership of the President.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said the report by the foreign magazine was a mere confirmation of what Nigerians knew and had been passing through.

“We all know the millions of people whose jobs had been lost; we also know that retirees are not paid while workers are praying daily to get paid for jobs they have done.

“We do not need any prophet to tell us that the last four years had been traumatic for Nigerians. But the sad thing is that, there is nothing on the ground to show that the next four years under the President will not be worse. It will be disastrous, especially when nothing is being done to secure the country and its people,” Secondus said.

Also, the African Democratic Congress and the Social Democratic Party agreed with the PDP that the report by The Economist only confirmed the position of opposition members that the present administration had no clue on how to manage the nation’s economy.

The ADC’s National Publicity Secretary, Yemi Kolapo; and her counterpart in the SDP, Alfa Mohammed, said this in separate interviews with one of our correspondents on Thursday.

Kolapo on her part claimed that the present government came into power unprepared.

She said, “It should not really take The Economist of this world to tell Nigerians that the economy was so poorly handled under the All Progressives Congress government.

“The sad reality is that those who should know in the APC government have chosen to politicise everything at the expense of Nigeria and Nigerians. Look at all the economic indices there are to watch, they are all sloping downwards. This government came into power unprepared.

“Even if we excuse that, the fact that they have shown cluelessness in 80 per cent of economic affairs, and know-how in only about 20 per cent should signal to them that they need to hand over the baton to those who know how to turn the economy around and also genuinely fight corruption.

“Nigerians made their choice by voting against President Buhari and the APC, but they have chosen to continue to inflict pain on the poor masses by sitting tight fraudulently. God will surely deliver His children.”

Mohammed, on his part, agreed with Kolapo that the magazine stated the obvious.

He said there was no way there would not be poverty in a country where there was insecurity and government policies were not favourable to investors.

He said, “The Economist is only stating the obvious. Every Nigerian knows that in the last four years, Nigerians have continued to be poorer.

“It is obvious for everybody to see. The genesis of the poverty the magazine talked about is known to all of us. Where there is insecurity and the people cannot carry out their business freely, there will be poverty.

“Where big businessmen who have the capacity to create jobs and employ people are being humiliated by the EFCC, there will be poverty. When you don’t create enabling environment for investment, there will be poverty.

“People now take their money outside Nigeria to invest, therefore, making those who are unemployed here to remain unemployed while providing jobs abroad.


“We in the opposition have been saying it that the policies of this government have been killing investors.

“Nigerians had the opportunity to make a change during the last elections, but unfortunately, they did not do that, just because of sentiments.”
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2019 Budget: President Buhari To Spend N1bn On Travels - naijahitplay

 2019 Budget: President Buhari To Spend N1bn On Travels - naijahitplay

President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend N1. 001 billion on travels this year.

The detailed 2019 budget, which he signed into law early this week, showed that the president would spent N751.296 million travelling around the world and another N250. 021 million locally.

According to the budget, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N217.060 million on foreign travels and another N83. 74 million on local travels.

N3.822 billion was earmarked for annual routine maintenance of mechanical/electrical installations in the Villa.

According to the budget, N576. 747 million was set aside for the phased replacement of vehicles, spares and tyres in the presidential CVU, security/police escort and State House operational fleet.

Another N395. 834 million was earmarked for the construction of the Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic, while N395. 834 million would be spent on the construction of office buildings.

The President would spend N164. 176 million on honourarium and sitting allowance, as well as, N25 .652 million on meals and refreshments.

The Office of the Chief Security Officer to the President got the sum of N 433. 457 million for the purchase of security and operational vehicles.

The State House Medical Centre was allocated a total of N798.856 million, with drugs and medicals supplies taking N208. 350 million and N 244.364 million earmarked for the purchase of health and medical equipment.

Conversion/upgrade of Villa Ranch and construction of wildlife conservation capture would take N27. 463 million; while rehabilitation of animal enclosure/procurement of Vet Lab equipment was allocated a separate N11. 865 million.

Meanwhile, the Office of the President would spend N8,580,741 on the purchase of books in the 2019 fiscal year. Similarly,  N26, 432, 346 was provided in the budget for the purchase of newspapers, while N3, 511,909 was set aside for magazines and periodicals
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OMG!! Lady Calls Out Abuja Pastor Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor, For Demanding Sex From Her

Just in: Lady Calls Out Abuja Pastor Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor, For Demanding Sex From Her
A Nigerian lady has called out a popular Abuja Pastor, Bishop Emmanuel Asezobor, for demanding sex from her.
This comes just after, singer Timi Dakolo outed a popular pastor also based in Abuja, over an alleged sexual abuse of members in different cities across the world.
The Nigerian lady revealed she met the said pastor on a flight from the UK. She revealed the Pastor promised to give her 300K if she has sex with him and pees on him.
Lady Calls Out Abuja Pastor
He blocked me after he moved on to my friends, following my refusal, she said
Read her full tweets below;
Since we are on the topic of predatory pastors.. I should finally talk about my experience with a famous Abuja pastor whose billboards are scattered all over the capital.
His name is Bishop Emmanuel and this is a picture of him, this is how his church members welcome him.
I met him on a flight from UK, I’d just graduated and was returning to resume law school, he said he was a bishop, asked for my number.. I did not see a problem in giving a ‘man of God’ my contact.
He would occasionally check on me and form all these innocent pastoral concern.
One day he asked me to leave law school and come see him, asked him why? He went straight to it.. He’s attracted to me and wants to sleep with me. He’ll even give me 300k if I fucked him and peed on him.
Said it was a fetish of his.
I told him I’m not into that kinda shit so I’m not going to come see him.
Next thing he’s asking if I know any fine girls like me in law school that would be into it so I can introduce them to him. I told him no and blocked his number after that.
This happened in 2014, since then this man has BLOWN. I see his posters and billboards all over Abuja.
Now I’m thinking maybe he is diabolical and he gets girls with bright futures to pee away their destiny and glory on him. Lol, I know it’s a stretch but the world is evil.
To conclude, Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor of Firehouse Church is a spawn of Satan and I don’t play with demons.
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VIDEO: QUEEN JULI ENDEE - PREVENIENT GRACE

VIDEO: QUEEN JULI ENDEE - PREVENIENT GRACE

Ambassador Endee returns to your screen with the official video of 'Liberia Peace Song' a song which talked about peace and how the people should endeavour to live together in harmony as war is not the best way to go for her beloved country Liberia.

Throughout her sojourn as an artiste, a campaigner and an advocate, Ambassador Endee has coup 31 awards on the local and international scenes, produced an album, several singles and health,peace, women rights, Advocacy and Children rights related over 400-jingles including songs for charity, human rights and in the cause of reconciliation.

Click the link below to Watch & Enjoy

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Just in: Court sacks Regina Daniels’ husband as senator-elect

Just in: Court sacks Regina Daniels’ husband as senator-elect

Regina Daniels‘ husband, Ned Nwoko, has been sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The court in a decision on Thursday said the case instituted at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court which resulted in the recognition of Mr Nwoko as the winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission was wrongly filed.
The appellate court ruled that the matter ought to have been brought at the lower court before the expiration of 14 days from the time of the incidence that birthed the suit.
It further ruled that the failure of the applicant at the lower court to file the case before the expiration of 14 days meant that the case had become statute barred and the lower court lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter in the first place.
Court sacks Regina Daniels' husband
“As at the time the matter was instituted at the Federal High Court, the case was statute barred. We set aside the decision of the Federal High Court and strike out the case,” the court ruled.
INEC had withdrawn the certificate of return it issued to Mr Nwoko’s contender Peter Nwaoboshi, following the FHC decision.
With the appeal court decision, Mr Nwaoboshi will now be recognised as the senator-elect for the district.
Messrs Nwoko and Nwaoboshi are both of the PDP and had contested for the ticket of the party in the primaries. The PDP later won the senatorial election in the district with Mr Nwaoboshi as its candidate.
After the initial high court ruling, INEC withdrew the certificate issued to Mr Nwaoboshi and presented same to Mr Nwoko; a decision that would now be reversed based on the appeal court ruling.
Details later…
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Video: At last Court Grants Naira Marley bail of 2 million

Video: At last Court Grants Naira Marley bail of 2 million
Artiste, Naira Marley has been granted bail of N2m at the Federal High Court sitting in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State.
This comes shortly after his bail hearing today, 30th of May 2019.
Justice Nicholas Onweibo imposed on the artiste a N2 million bail, with two sureties in like sum. The first surety must be a civil servant from the level of grade 10, while the second surety must have landed property.
Court Grants Naira Marley bail
Trial has been adjourned to October 22-24.
His counsel, Olalekan Ojo, SAN expressed satisfaction with the ruling, saying the terms are liberal.
The EFCC arraigned him last week before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, where he pleaded not guilty to an 11-count charge bordering on cyber crime.
Here’s a video of his family jubilating:
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27-year-old man wants to sue his parents for giving birth to him 'without his consent'



A 27 years old man is going viral after he announced a plan to sue his parents for bringing him into this world without his explicit consent.

Raphael Samuel, from Mumbai, identifies as "anti-natalist," BBC News reports. The term derives from the ideology that life is so full of misery that people should stop procreating.

Samuel said because he didn't ask to be born, he should be paid for the rest of his life.

He told the BBC that he's struggled to understand why he was conceived since age 5. 

"I was a normal kid. One day I was very frustrated and I didn't want to go to school but my parents kept asking me to go. So I asked them: 'Why did you have me?' And my dad had no answer. I think if he'd been able to answer, maybe I wouldn't have thought this way."

The 27-year-old acknowledged that it would be impossible to gain consent from an unconceived human,  and has yet to find an attorney to take his case. He's also facing another hurdle: both of his parents are lawyers.

Still, Samuel said it's about the principle. He even admitted to having a "good life."

"I know it's going to be thrown out because no judge would hear it," he said, according to the BBC. "But I do want to file a case because I want to make a point."

He later shared a Facebook post, supposedly written by his mother, saying "I admire my son's temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both us are lawyers."

“If Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault,” the post continued.
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Just in: Full text of Governor Ambode’s farewell speech as he hands over to Babajide Sanwo-olu

Just in: Full text of Governor Ambode’s farewell speech as he hands over to Babajide Sanwo-olu

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has handed over the reigns of government in Lagos State to the governor-elect,Babajide Sanwoolu.
According to Ambode, ‘its been a rewarding 4-year experience. This would not have been possible without the support, cooperation and prayers of all Lagosians. I remain eternally grateful to you all. God bless you all. And to God be all the Glory’.
See his full speech below…
My fellow Lagosians.
With a heart full of gratitude, I address you today for the last time as your governor. It has been an honour and a privilege of a lifetime to serve you for the last four years.
It has been a remarkable journey which has had a lasting impact on my life and I want to thank all Lagosians for the experience of these last four years.
As in the beginning when we visited every single corner of this state, listening to you and asking for your votes, I have felt the power of your support, your collective energy and the endless goodwill that has propelled us to achieve many things.
For this administration, policies, programmes and projects aimed at lifting more of our people out of poverty and making every part of the State safe, accessible and economically viable were always the priority; the driving force behind all our decisions and plans.
A few of our policies might have been unpopular but these were decisions taken with the best interest of our State in mind. With the benefit of hindsight, maybe we could have done some things differently but our intention was always clear, for the good of Lagos.
Even in those tough times, your constructive feedback and patience helped us surmount the challenges and enabled us grow stronger.
As a little boy growing up in Lagos, all I wanted was to be an accountant. This State gave me that and so much more. Our State is a land of opportunities, a home for everyone and a place where dreams come true. It is our duty and responsibility to ensure that we remain a centre of opportunities and growth for everyone; a place where people can achieve their dreams and aspirations.
From being just a commercial centre, our State has now become a prime destination for tourism, sports, entertainment and culture. And the future is even brighter with more exciting prospects and possibilities. In the near future, with God on our side, Lagos will take its rightful place in the comity of major city-States of the world.
Fellow Lagosians, it has been a remarkable journey. One in which we have pushed boundaries and moved our State to another level. A journey in which we have transformed many aspects of our State and set the ball rolling in other sectors. But there is still a lot more to be done.
But it is a job not for only the government; it is a responsibility for us all. In Lagos everyone counts and we all have a part to play.
By tomorrow, there will be a change of guard in our State. I will be stepping down and a new Governor will be sworn in. We will have a new Governor and a new administration with the same objective; achieving a better Lagos.
Those who have had the privilege of serving our dear State in different capacities especially as Governors owe their successes to your prayers, understanding and support. The same courtesy and cooperation that you gave to my predecessors from the first elected Governor of the State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande to our national leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) to my humble self, I urge you to extend same to the next administration of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and ensure that he succeeds. It is in our best interest to do so.
I am immensely grateful to the three arms of Government, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary for their immense support throughout the tenure of our administration.
I also reserve special thanks for the leadership, elders and members of our great party, the All Progressives Congress, the Local Government Councils and community leaders, all our Security agencies, civil society groups and our religious leaders.
I also owe a debt of gratitude to the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (SAN) for their support in the last four years.
To my wife, Bolanle and the children, who have had to endure many days and nights without me; I thank you for your love and steadfastness. You will continue to be my pillar of strength.
To all Lagosians; for your love, compassion, cooperation and support, I am eternally grateful. My love always.
God bless you.
God bless Lagos State, and
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Itesiwaju ipinle eko lo je wa logun!

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At last Regina Daniels biological father reacts to her marriage to Ned Nwoko

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Regina Daniels Father, Jude Ojeogwu has reacted to the wedding of his biological daughter, whose traditional wedding is said to hold today, in Delta state… and he has said he’s not aware of his daughter’s recent developments.
According to him, all that is going on now in his daughter’s life, is without his consent. He says her mother, Rita, is threading on a dangerous path and hopes she retraces her steps.
Taking to his Facebook page, moments ago, to share a throwback photo of the actress by his side, he says the whole initiation ceremony the actress indulged few days ago is strange and is not her culture.
Regina Daniels father
He wrote,
Regina daniel Ojeogwu is my biological daughter.What ever is ongoing is not to my knowledge and without my consent.The fact speaks for itself looking at the picture. Her mother Rita daniel is threading on a dangerous path and I hope she will retrace her steps. Even the initiation ceremony into otu odu appears completely strange to Regina daniel Ojeogwu. Regina is from ogwashi uku and not from olor as being rumored. All the opportunities for Mr Ned nwoko to discuss with me proved abortive not realising that we once lived in the same house in awoyokun street, onikpan, Lagos. The implication of all this is that she inpregnated herself. The name Regina was my late mother’s name. I have tried to exercise restraint but Regina mother kept pushing me to wall. Am alive and not dead. If in doubt of this post call Barrister Jude Ojeogwu on 08033039058
A quick check on his Facebook page shows throwback photos of his daughter which he shared years ago before she began these new changes in her life.
Check them out below,

Regina Daniels father



Regina Daniels father
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See love!! Nigerian Lady proposes to her boyfriend in public, holds his legs after he refuses (video)

See love!! Nigerian Lady proposes to her boyfriend in public, holds his legs after he refuses (video)

A new video currently going viral online shows the shocking moment a lady proposed to a guy in the eyes of the public and he blatantly rejected her proposal.
It certainly is quite unusual for a lady to be the one to propose but looking at recent events on social media, it’s becoming a norm for ladies to pop the question and deal with the aftermath.
This lady most definitely met the shock of her life when she took to the streets to propose to her guy, only for her to be turned down by him in the presence of strangers.
Nigerian Lady proposes
Relentless and not accepting no as an answer, the lady is seen seriously begging the guy, as she holds on to his leg with one hand and the ring with another.
Passersby and onlookers are also seen staring in awe at the situation while some of them confront the gentleman to ask that he stops embarrassing the lady and just take the ring from her.
Another person can be heard, saying “you don f*ck am finish, you no wan marry am abi?”Watch the rather shocking video below,
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2019 Budget : Blame yourself not national assembly, Dogara tells Buhari

2019 Budget : Blame yourself not national assembly, Dogara tells Buhari


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should blame himself and not the National Assembly for the delay in the passage of of the 2019 budgets which was signed into law on Monday.

Dogara said since President Buhari assumed office, he ‘has been unable to present budget on time. His first budget was the 2016 budget, which was submitted on December 22, 2015, exactly nine days to the end of the fiscal year.’



He also said: ‘The minimum time the National Assembly requires to pass budget is three months. But he presented it just nine days to 2016’ and that ‘what Nigerians didn’t know and the President won’t say is that the Executive through the various ministries continued to propose additional projects to be included in the 2018 budget even as at April and May which further delayed the passage of the 2018 budget. These were communicated officially and if anyone is in doubt the letters are there with the dates they were written and received. But here’s Buhari blaming the National Assembly.’

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Dogara in a statement on Tuesday lamented that: ‘President Muhammadu Buhari a few days ago, in his usual characteristics of self righteousness, and buck passing blamed tardiness in the passage of budgets by the National Assembly for the delay in the completion of projects across the country by his government.

‘To be precise, the president said, “If the National Assembly takes seven months to pass a budget, then we should be commended for the much that we have achieved, and can still achieve. I personally feel very disappointed. I spoke with the leaders of the National Assembly on the issue that seven months is a long time to work on a budget.”



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‘Even though buck passing and blame game is not new to Buhari as it is now his stock in trade; in the past few days and weeks, there is no day that passes without the President blaming others in a desperate move to exonerate himself from any blame or failure of the Executive under his leadership to execute projects across the country.

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‘In fact, very recently, Buhari blamed all his predecessors for failing to build infrastructure. And I wonder why? It was the general consensus that the former employees didn’t perform as expected and that was why Nigerians hired him for a job he has sought for four conservative time but here he is blaming the same people he replaced. If you are the boss of ” Nigeria limited”, what will you do this employee?

‘Some weeks ago, he even blamed the media for failing to showcase his achievements. “ I’m very disappointed with the Nigerian press. They didn’t give this government the credit of the go back to land programme,” he said on 26 October. Time and space would not permit me to list all his “blamings”.



‘However, it is disingenuous for President Muhammad Buhari to blame the National Assembly for his government’s inability to implement budget and execute projects that affect the lives of Nigerians in the last three years.

‘To set the record straight, this is a President who, from inception of his government didn’t show any sign that he was well prepared and ready for the job he sought for four times in 16 years and for which we voted for him.

‘For instance, it took him six months, yes six months not six weeks to form his cabinet. It also took him two years to appoint board chairmen for most government agencies. This is was his greatest undoing and was principally responsible for plunging Nigeria into recession because activities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government were brought to a half for the period since civil servants could not take decisions due to absence of political heads in a country where public sector spending drives the economy. At a point, he even said he was happy working with civil servants because ministers or politicians were noise makers because “they are only there to make a lot of noises”, he told a French television station in September 2015.

‘Now, after three years, with election in three months, the President is at it again, exonerating himself from apparent failure of his government thereby throwing the blame right at the doorstep of the legislature. But facts don’t lie and they could be stubborn and here are the facts:

‘Late budget presentation

‘Since his assuming office, the president has been unable to present budget on time. His first budget was the 2016 budget which was submitted on December 22, 2015, exactly nine days to the end of the fiscal year.

‘The minimum the National Assembly requires to pass budget is three months. But he presented it just nine days to 2016.



‘Again, the 2017 budget was presented on December 14,2016, just 17 days to the end of 2016.

‘The earliest he presented budget was on November 7, 2017 which was the 2018 appropriations bill. It was less than two months to the end of the year.

‘However, his ministers refused to appear before National Assembly committees to defend the budget for five months thereby delaying the passage.

‘It was after the leadership of the National Assembly sought the President’s intervention on March 16, 2018 that the ministers reluctantly appeared before the committees, an exercise that takes at least one month to complete.
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Just in: Stop enrolling unqualified graduates into NYSC, DG warns varsities

Just in: Stop enrolling unqualified graduates into NYSC, DG warns varsities

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig Gen Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned tertiary institutions in the country against enrolling unqualified graduates in the scheme.

The DG said the NYSC would blacklist any higher institution found to be involved in fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates in order to serve as a deterrent to others.

The NYSC is preparing to mobilise its Batch B prospective corps members by June amid reports from the Ministry of Finance that the monthly allowance paid to the members had been increased to N30,000, which is also the new minimum wage.

But the NYSC DG, while addressing Data Entry Officers from tertiary institutions and Deployment and Relocation Officers from NYSC state at a workshop held in Abuja on Monday, warned that unqualified graduates should not be enrolled in the forthcoming mobilisation.

The DG said, “Corps-producing institutions are warned not to enroll unqualified graduates into the mobilisation process of the scheme. I advise all of you, participants, not to fall into the temptation of unscrupulous elements that may want to truncate the mobilisation process.  The NYSC will blacklist any corps-producing institution that is involved in fraudulent mobilisation of unqualified graduates in order to serve as a deterrent to others. As leaders, do the right thing. Let us maintain good integrity and check your data correctly.”
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Just in: Mark my word, I will be president of Nigeria- Governor Rochas Okorocha vows

Just in: Mark my word, I will be president of Nigeria- Governor Rochas Okorocha vows
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the seizure of his Certificate of Return as the senator-elect of the Imo West senatorial district, is only getting him prepared for his grand political dream which is to become the president of Nigeria.
The governor who accused the elite class of ganging up against him, said that those who want me to go to prison will go to prison before me.
His words ;
“I tell you, I am the most criticised person in Nigeria today. I don’t know why the entire elite hate me with cruelty. My Senate ambition is still a battle. More than 30 people have joined the suit to fight me. All these, I will overcome. They are only preparing me for the glory ahead.”
Mark it, I will be president of Nigeria. I said this on this altar so that the kingdom of God will rise against those fighting to stop me. Also, those who think they will put me in prison will go to prison before me. They don’t want me to be at the National Assembly, but I will be there. I know I am the last man standing, but I will not give up.”
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OMG!! Nigerian girls reportedly sold at N210,000 as sex slaves in Mali – NAPTIP

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The cries of some Nigerian girls sold as as sex slaves in Mali have been heard in the ECOWAS parliament by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP.
NAPTIP Director-General, Julie Okah-Donli, while speaking at a presentation to members of the ECOWAS Parliament, revealed that the Nigerian girls were being sold for between N210,000 and N240,000 to work as prostitutes, Vanguard reports.
NAPTIP is seeking an agreement between Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to end the practice of Nigerian girls being used as sex slaves in Mali.
Presenting the report of the fact-finding mission to Mali, Okah-Donli said that after being sold, the girls were made to pay back between N1.08 million and N1.2 million, usually within eight months, to their madams.
She said,
“There are more than one million Nigerians residing in Mali. About 20,000 of these Nigerians are girls believed to be victims of trafficking and the number increases by 50 per day.
“Many victims are deceived to leave their livelihoods in Nigeria for greener pastures in ‘Mali”
“Some of the victims are abducted from Nigeria, including those that arrive in school uniforms.”
“On arrival at the border town between Burkina Faso and Mali, many of the girls are sold off for CFA 350,000 to 400,000; their new owners then make them pay back about CFA 1.6 million to CFA 2 million with one CFA being 0.6 Naira,” she said.
Okah-Donli said that as part of efforts to curb the trend, the agency recommended among other things, that Nigeria should develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin Republic, Guinea and Senegal.
She said,
“There is need for comprehensive sensitisation of rescued victims before repatriation and a comprehensive blueprint worked out for tracing, empowerment and rehabilitation of victims”.
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