Shoot, Kill Anyone Carrying Arms And Ammunition – Gov Yari

SHOOT, KILL ANYONE CARRYING ARMS, AMMUNITION, YARI ORDERS SECURITY AGENTS

Zamfara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, Friday ordered security agents to shoot and kill anyone caught carrying firearms in the state.

Yari gave the order in Anka when he visited the Emir of Anka, to condole with the emirate over the killing of 63 persons by bandits in Bawan Daji village of Anka local government area of the state.

He said the directive was from President Muhammadu Buhari and the state government. “This is an order from the president and from the governor of the state. We cannot continue to watch criminals run a parallel government, doing what they want and carrying sophisticated firearms to intimidate, maim and kill innocent citizens in the state,” he said.

The governor further directed for the removal of the village and district heads of the affected communities in the emirate with immediate effect, saying they were accused of harbouring bandits.

He warned that any person or group found associating with the bandits should also not be spared but treated as the firearms carrier.

In a remark, the Emir of Anka, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, urged the state government to ensure security in the local government area.

“We need more security personnel who are also committed to carry out their responsibility effectively.

“What we are facing is armed banditry by trigger-happy criminals who attack innocent rural dwellers and steal their cash and property, ” he said.

The monarch added that the people of the area had no problem of herders/farmers clashes at the moment.

At least 63 people were reportedly killed on Wednesday in two separate attacks launched by unidentified gunmen believed to be cattle rustlers in Bawar Daji village of Anka local government area of Zamfara state.

The Campaigner Online News Headlines

Saturday, 31st March 2018.

 

Good Day To Our Cherished Readers.

 

Ondo to convert modern bus stops, shuttle bus to commercial platforms

 

Gov. Akeredolu appeals for adequate funding for universities

 

US visa seekers to disclose social media identities, email addresses

 

Police recover 56 rifles, 300 live ammunition in

Taraba

 

Barca head to Sevilla with unbeaten record on line

 

EKDC promises uninterrupted power supply during Easter

 

Fake pregnancies are rising – Doctor

 

Mourinho laments Ibrahimovics exit from Europe

 

Joshua eager to simplify madness in heavyweight clash with Parker

 

Russia expels diplomats from 23 countries as spy row deepens

 

Facebook gets thumbs down for handling of data scandal

 

I am grateful to those investing in Nigeria – President Buhari

 

Buhari attends state dinner at Eko Hotel,

visits Eko Atlantic City

 

Death toll on Gaza-Israel border rises to seven

 

Gunmen kill six miners in Kaduna

 

Buhari condoles with Audu Ogbeh over brothers death

 

My wish is to stay at Real Madrid – Zidane

 

Fraud: Rising Senegal politician Khalifa Sall gets 5 years

 

PDPs apology borne out of desperation to recapture power –  Presidency

 

Police Inspector allegedly brutalises woman who recorded him assaulting another man

 

Legend hits Aba city with Real Deal Experience

 

Mayor of Dakar jailed five years for fraud

 

Taraba: Six suspected cattle rustlers nabbed in forest

 

Buharis visit: LASTMA lauds motorists compliance with traffic instructions

 

Reps Deputy Majority Leader Jibril dies of liver

complications

 

VAIDS: Buhari under pressure to extend tax amnesty period

 

Arnold, undergoes emergency open heart surgery

 

Gov. Ambode to Buhari: Lagos truly deserves a Special Status

 

Stay away from Shisha pipes, Russia warn players

 

Good Friday: Clergy sues for tolerance, peace

 

NPFL top scorer focuses on league title with Kano Pillars

 

Court sentences Delta traditional ruler to death

 

Court sentences Delta chief to death for murder

 

Easter: Traders lament low patronage

 

Zlatan departure a big loss for European soccer Mourinho

 

Cultist sentenced to death for murder in Bayelsa

 

Its good bye to hanky-panky declares Balote Taraba

 

2019: Loyalists tell Alao-Akala to contest Oyo gov election

 

Nigeria needs a capable, committed leadership in 2019

 

Pregnant women in Oyo who avoid ante-natal to pay N50,000

 

Stop playing God, PDP advises Tinubu

 

Easter celebration: ‘IG orders massive deployment of Police personnel nationwide

 

Tenure elongation: Buhari decision saves APC

 

President Buhari’s visit: Lagos residents hopeful of repair of Apapa, other roads

 

PDP mocks Buhari over alleged fake Luther award

 

Faces at 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium

 

Buhari in Lagos: Travellers, commuters, groan over restriction of movement

 

Lekki Deep Sea Port to generate over $200bn, as Buhari promises needed support

 

Easter message: Buhari cautions against hate

speech, corruption

 

Buhari commends Ambode, commissions Ikeja Bus Terminal, lauds Gov. Ambode’s rail reform initiatives

 

One year after: Stakeholders laud Oyo SGB

 

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I Did Not Plan To Kill My Brothers – Mr Benjamin Okwube

I did not plan to  kill my brothers–Benco

-Says he cannot destroy the family he laboured to build

 

The Chief Executive Officer, Benco Pools Nigeria Limited, Mr Benjamin Okwube,popularly known as Benco, has debunked an online publication where it was alledged that he sent assassins to eliminate his younger brothers saying that he did not and will not send assassins to hurt or kill anyone let alone members of his family. The Owa born business tycoon in this brief interview with newsmen  posited that he cannot destroy the family he has laboured for and helped to build, stressing that  those peddling such rumours are agents of destruction who wants him dead at all cost.

His words, “I am innocent of the allegations against me on the internet. I did not plan to kill any of my brothers and i will never do such evil against my family. I will never destroy  a family i have laboured for all and helped to build  all these years.It is unfortunate that some people who have benefited from me are the ones planning to destroy and kill me at all cost.”

Narrating his own part of the story, Benco said “the man at the centre of these allegations,Mr Edward Ochonogor a police officer, was a childhood friend. We re-united about six months ago after many years of not seeing each other. It was during this period we met he told me that apart from his police work he is also a car dealer,stating that he has  Sienna Cars at affordable prices. Before now, i needed two Sienna Cars. My plan was to buy two cars. One for a pool  agent working for me while the second car will be used to drop and pick my children from school. After our negotiations for the prices of the two cars i paid #3 million into the account of Mr Edward Ochonogor. Unfortunately, I later discovered that Ochonogor used that as a bait to dupe me as he completely refused to supply the Sienna Cars after he got an alert of #3 million in his bank account. I was reliably informed that Ochonogor planned and executed the operation against me with two other police officers. I also gathered that Ochonogor got #1.5 million from the money while the two accomplices got #750,000 each. Trouble started among them when Ochonogor realized that it was his own bossom friend that he duped and that he was wrong to have given his partners in crime #750,000 each. It was in his attempt to retrieve some parts of the money back that forced the two officers who are Yoruba people to report the issue to a senior officer in their office, lying that Ochonogor gave them the money to assassinate my brothers.The two officers  lied so that they will not be asked to pay back the #750,000. The outcome of this was the raiding of my office along Old Abraka Road, Boji-Boji Owa by men of the Nigerian Police. I reported myself at the police headquarters in Lagos on Thursday last week.I returned on Sunday(three days later)alongside some of my staff who were earlier arrested by the police. If i am not innocent,i don’t think police will release me so fast.In fact, i was allowed to go because i am innocent of the allegations against me and i have no case to answer.

“I know that this is the handwork of some people who want me dead at all cost.The world should by this report know that i mean no evil for any member of my family. People who are working tirelessly to eliminate me are behind this evil plan against me”

Federal Government Releases Names Of Looters

FG Releases Names Of ‘Looters’

The Federal Government has released a list of some of those who have allegedly looted the nation’s treasury.

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, released the list during a press conference in Lagos on Friday.

Mohammed said the individuals include officials in the past government.

The names in the list revealed by the Federal Government include PDP chieftains who are currently being tried for corruption and financial crimes.

“The PDP has challenged us to name the looters under their watch. They said they did not loot the treasury. Well, I am sure they know that the treasury was looted dry under their watch. Yet they decided to grandstand. This shows the hollowness of their apology,” Mohammed said as he released the names.

 

Find the list below and the allegations against them by the Federal Government

 

PDP Chairman Uche Secondus.

Allegation: On the 19th of Feb 2015, he took N200 million only from the office of the NSA.

 

Former PDP Financial Secretary.

Allegation: On the 24th of Oct 2014, he took N600 million only from the office of former NSA.

 

Former National Publicity Secretary Olisah Metuh.

On trial for allegedly collecting N1.4bn from the office of former NSA.

 

Dr Raymond Dokpesi, Chairman of DAAR Communications.

On trial for allegedly taking N2.1 billion from the office of the former NSA.

 

Former SSA to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dudafa Waripamo-Owei

On trial, over N830 million allegedly kept in accounts of four different companies.

 

Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Cousin Robert Azibaola

 

On Thursday, a Federal High Court ruled that he has a case to answer for allegedly collecting $40 million from the office of former NSA.

 

The decision by the APC-led government to reveal the names of the alleged looters and the funds allegedly stolen is in response to the opposition party, PDP’s, challenge to the government to name those alleged to have looted the country and destroyed the economy.

Mohammed said this list is just a tip of the iceberg, and the APC did not make these cases up as some of them currently have cases in court.

“They are in court and the records are available. Some of the people on this list are seeking to plea bargain, and that is a fact.

“We insist that Nigeria was looted blind under the watch of the PDP and that the starting point in tendering an apology is for them to return the loot,” he said.

Mohammed said further that the APC will not stop talking about the alleged looting by the PDP.

“We will not stop talking about the massive looting by the PDP. They brought Nigeria to this sorry pass. We are now looking around for loans to build infrastructure, and they ask us not to talk about it. We will talk about it,” he said.

Grand Mother Burns A Little Girl’s Hands Because She Ate Indomie

Grand Mother Burns A Little Girl’s Hands Because She Ate Indomie Against Her Wish.

A reported case of extreme violence against a child: this little girl’s hands in Benin City were placed in a gas stove by her grand mother until her hands got badly burnt because she ate Indomie against her grandmother’s wish, because she was hungry.

 

A kind hearted person who witnessed the incident reported the case to the Edo State Ministry of Women Affairs and the Ministry has stepped in, arrested the grand mother and have taken the child to UBTH for prompt medical care and attention.

 

Plenary Proceedings Of The House Of Representatives For Thursday, March 29 2018

Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, March 29, 2018.

 

Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presided.

After the Speaker led the opening prayer, he went on to examine and adopt plenary votes and proceedings for Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

 

PETITIONS

  1. Hon. Jagaba Adams brought a petition from a constituent who had worked for the Federal Road Safety Corps and complained that his salary was stopped 3 months before he received his termination letter, and that he has been receiving unexplainable deductions ever since. He pleaded for the intervention of the House.

 

  1. Hon. Opiah Nanah brought a complaint from a constituent who was relieved from the Nigeria Police Force and has since not been paid his gratuity, pensions and other entitlements, all efforts to recover the entitlements have proved abortive. He called on the House to intervene in the matter.

 

PRESENTATION OF REPORTS

  1. Conference Committee:

 

Hon. Yusuf Ayo Tajudeen:

“That the House do receive the Report of the Conference Committee on a Bill for an Act to Establish Chartered Institute of Capital Market Registrars to Regulate and Control the Practice of Share Registration and for Related Matters (HB. 79)”

  1. Committee on Capital Market and Institutions:

Hon. Yusuf Ayo Tajudeen:

 

“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Capital Market and Institutions on Need to Intervene in the Conflict between the Minister of Finance and the Suspended Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (HR.190/2017) (Referred: 30/11/2017).

 

  1. Committee on Petroleum Resource (Downstream):

Hon. Akinlaja Iranola Joseph:

 

“That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) on Need to Investigate Illegal Transportation of Petroleum Products and the Attendant Fire Incident at Suleja Depot (HR. 151/2017) (Referred: 5/4/2017).

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

BILLS

The House passed 18 bills through third reading, namely:

  1. A Bill For an Act to Establish Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, Jos to Provide Courses of Instruction, Training and Research in Exploration and Exploitation of Minerals for National Development and for Related Matters, 2018 (HB. 770).

  2. A Bill for an Act to Establish Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria a Body charged with responsibility to Regulate the Practice and Profession of Training and Development; and for Related Matters, 2018 (HB. 401).

  3. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Act, Cap. R7, LFN, 2004 to make provision for Sanctions to punish erring Revenue Generating Agencies, to enhance the Revenue Profile and Remittance into the Federation Account, to facilitate National Development and for Related Matters, 2018 (HB. 542).

  4. A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Ajaokuta Steel Company Completion Fund for the speedy Completion of the Project; and for Related Matters (HB. 1371).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public Enterprises (Privatization and Commercialization

on) Act, Cap. P38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Review the List of Enterprises to be Privatized; and for Related Matters (HB. 1372).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit as the Central Body in Nigeria Responsible for Receiving, Requesting, Analysing and Disseminating Financial Intelligence Reports and other Information to Law Enforcement, Security and Intelligence Agencies and other Relevant Authorities; and for Related Matters (HB. 1082).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish National Institute of Credit Administration and for Related Matters (HB. 425).

  2. A Bill for an Act to Regulate the Franchised Business in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 78).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish Forest Research Institute of Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 41).

 

  1. A Bill for An Act to Establish National Postgraduate College of Medical Laboratory Science to Conduct Professional Postgraduate Examination of Candidates into various specialised branches of Medical Laboratory Science; and for Related Matters (HB. 405).

  2. A Bill For an Act to Establish Nigerian Academy of Science to Promote the Growth, Acquisition and Dissemination of Scientific Knowledge and to facilitate the use of Science in the solution to problems of National Interest; and for Related Matters (HB.91).

  3. A Bill for an Act to Provide for Corporate Manslaughter by making Corporate Organisations Criminally Liable for Death of Employees arising from their acts or Omissions; and for Related Matters (HB.273).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish National Assembly Budget and Research Office which provides the National Assembly with Objective, Timely and Non-partisan Analysis needed for Economic and Budget Decisions; and for Related Matters (HB.377).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency to provide necessary Protection and Care for the Nigerian Children; and for Related Matters (HB.127).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Establish Federal Capital Territory Civil Service Commission charged with the Responsibility for Appointment, Promotion and Discipline of Staff and Employees in the Civil Service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; and for Related Matters (HB.167).

 

  1. A Bill lfor an Act to Establish Animal Health Husbandry Technologists Registration Board of Nigeria to Regulate the Practice of Animal Health and Husbandry Technologists in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB.320).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Repeal the Consumer Protection Act, Cap. C25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and Establish Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal for the Development and Promotion of Fair, Efficient and Competitive Markets in the Nigerian Economy, Facilitate Access by all Citizens to Safe Products, Secure the Protection of Rights for all Consumers in Nigeria and for Related Matters (HBs1 and 60).

 

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief) Act, Cap.I,7 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004; and for Related Matters (HB1369).

 

Two bills were passed through second reading;

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007 to Provide an Expanded Scope of Borrowing Power to the Government, Repeal the Fiscal Responsibility Act, 2007 and Enact the Fiscal Responsibility Bill to Provide for Prudent Management of the Nation’s Resources, ensure Long Term Macro-Economic Stability of the National Economy, Secure Greater Accountability and Transparency in Fiscal Operations within the Medium Term Fiscal Policy Framework, the Establishment of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission to ensure the Promotion and Enforcement of the Nation’s Economic Objectives, to Enhance the Powers of the Commission in the Performance of its Functions under the Bill in the Enforcement of Remittance of Revenues into the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation and to Provide Penalties for Violation of the Provisions of the Bill and Establishment of the Fiscal Expansionary Commission and to Promote Long Term Economic Growth through greater Transparency and Accountability in Fiscal Operations of Government, increased Government spending on Infrastructure, Budget Process Reform; and for Related Matters (HBs. 1166, 1093, 1225 and 1348) (Leader, Hon. Ibrahim Babangida and Hon. Emeka Azubogu, Hon. Ismaila Muazu Hassan and Hon. Abubakar Yunusa Ahmad)

Debate

Hon. Ibrahim Babangida moved for the second reading of the Amendment Bill, while Hon. Ismaila Hassan led the debate. Hon. Hassan stated that the essence of the Amendment Bill is to ensure transparency, accountability and strict adherence to financial appropriation procedures. The Bill was voted on, passed and referred to House Committee on Finance.

  1. A Bill for an Act to Amend the Ahmadu Bello University (Transitional Provisions) Act, Cap. A14, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, to Specify the Minimum Qualification of the Chairman of the Governing Council, Ownership of Intellectual Property and to Provide for Pre-Action Notice to the University Authority; and for Related Matters (HB. 1112) (Hon. Garba Datti Mohammed)

 

Debate

In leading the debate Hon. Datti stressed the critical place that the Ahmadu Bello University occupies in the Nigerian education sector, hence the imperative need that anyone chairing the Governing Council should be of sound mind and character. He/She must also be able to properly represent the image of the Institute. The Bill was put to a vote, passed and referred to the House Committee of Tertiary Education and Services.

 

MOTIONS

The following motions were adopted;

  1. Devastating Thunderstorm at Biseni Community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State:

Hon. Diri Douye:

The House:

 

Notes the devastating thunderstorm that occurred on the 5 March, 2018 in Biseni Community in yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State;

Also notes that as a result of the storm, Houses, Schools, places of Worship, Hospitals, Electric poles, as well as farm produce were destroyed;

Further notes that Biseni is a hub of Oil and Gas activities, hosting Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC);

Concerned that despite the devastating effect of the storm, the Community has not received any relief materials to ameliorate its sufferings and losses;

Also concerned that the livelihood of the inhabitants of Biseni Community who are predominantly farmers, have been cut off as a result of the storm that destroyed their farm produce/cultivated land, and also the lack of response from Government, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other donor agencies to provide relief materials and succor;

Disturbed that if urgent steps are not taken to ameliorate the sufferings of those affected by the storm, it may lead to loss of academic calendar of schools, homelessness and potential famine in Biseni community;

 

Worried that the community has been in blackout as a result of electricity poles uprooted by the thunderstorm across the community, and it poses great danger with exposed cables which may result in electrocution, if the Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company fails to remove/replace those poles;

Also worried that if this disaster is not addressed timeously, the operation of the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SHELL) and other National assets in that community may be in jeopardy.

Resolves to:

(i) Call on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials to Biseni community, and also call on the Port-Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to equally move into the Community and ensure that the exposed cables and poles are replaced immediately and electricity is restored;

(ii) Urge International Oil Companies (IOCs), Nigeria Agip Oil Company (AGIP), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SHELL) and the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to assist the community;

(iii) Mandate the Committees on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness and Legislative Compliance to ensure compliance and report back in four (4) weeks for further legislative action.

  1. Need to Implement the Great Green Wall Initiative Programme in Nigeria:

Hon. Beni Lar.

 

The House:

 

Notes that desertification is one of the major environmental challenges threatening the livelihood of millions of Nigerians as it is adversely affecting agricultural practices, especially in the area of livestock production and the worst affected States are Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto and Yobe;

Also notes that as a result of desertification, herdsmen from the affected areas are forced to migrate to other parts of the country in search of pasture resulting to incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers;

 

Recalls that the Great Green Wall Initiative was launched in 2007 by the African Union (AU) with the aim of tackling detrimental social, economic and environmental impacts of land degradation and desertification in the Sahel and Sahara, boost food security and support local Communities to adapt to climate change;

 

Also recalls that the concept of the Great Green Wall as a tool to combat ecological degradation in Nigeria was conceived in 2005 by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo supported by Former President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal;

 

Further notes that the Great Green Wall is a programme that aims at planting trees and other vegetation in the arid region in order to reclaim it from the desert and also makes provisions for Lakes, Dams and Irrigation facilities to sustain the trees and farms;

Cognizant that in June, 2010, Nigeria among other African Countries signed a convention in Ndjamena, Chad to implement the Great Green Wall project;

 

Concerned that the Great Green Wall Project in Nigeria exists only in name as, instead of reclamation of desert, it is rather expanding and gaining more territories;

 

Believes that if nothing is done to forestall further desert encroachment by implementing the Great Green Wall Initiative, clashes between herdsmen and farmers will be on the increase;

Resolves to:

 

(i) Urge the Federal Government to make adequate budgetary allocation to the National Agency for the Great Green Wall in order to enable it achieve its objectives;

 

(ii) also urge the Federal Ministries of Environment and Water Resources to fast track the implementation of policies, projects and programmes in line with the Great Green Wall Initiative;

 

(iii) Mandate the Committee on Environment and Habitat to investigate the non-implementation of the Great Green Wall Initiative in Nigerian and report back in eight (8) weeks for further legislative action.

 

  1. Need to Take Urgent Steps Against Sea Piracy, Kidnapping and Other Related Crimes in Ogbia Federal Constituency:

 

Hon. Sodaguwo A. Festus-Omoni:

The House:

 

Notes that sea piracy, kidnapping and other related crimes along the waterways and towns in Ogbia Federal Constituency are becoming alarming;

Aware that lives and valuable property have been lost due to the activities of these criminals;

 

Also notes that Section 14(2) (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) provides that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government;

 

Disturbed that in the recent past, sea pirates unleashed mayhem at different locations and towns in Ogbia Federal Constituency, especially in Anyama Ogbia, Ogbia town and other towns and villages;

 

Concerned that these unwholesome attacks which were reported in both electronic and print media are perpetrated in broad daylight, while some in the cover of darkness and the survivors are currently receiving treatment from various degrees of sustained bullet wounds in various medical outfits;

 

Also disturbed that the criminals are still operating freely and without effective challenge from the law enforcement agencies, as Police Stations close work once it is 7:30 pm;

Worried that if the activities of these criminals are not checked, more lives will be decimated and valuable properties will continue to be destroyed;

 

Resolves to:

(i) Urge the Chiefs of Army and Naval Staff, and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to

deploy personnel to beef up Security in Ogbia Federal Constituency especially along the waterways;

(ii) Mandate Committees on Army, Navy, Police Affairs and National Security and

Intelligence to ensure compliance.

 

CONSIDERATION OF REPORT

The House in the Committee of Supply considered the report of the Committee on Telecommunications on the issue from the Statutory Revenue Fund of the Nigerian Communications Commission, the Total Sum of (N204, 800, 719, 000.) Two Hundred and Four Billion, Eight Hundred Million, Seven Hundred and Nineteen Thousand Naira only, out of which the sum of (₦27,063, 043, 000) Twenty-Seven Billion, Sixty-Three Million, Forty-Three Thousand Naira only is for Recurrent Expenditure, the sum of (₦13, 612,183,000.00) Thirteen Billion, Six Hundred and Twelve Million, One Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand Naira only is for Capital Expenditure, the sum of (₦4, 451, 491, 000.00) Four Billion, Four Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand Naira only is for Special Projects, while the sum of (₦145,745,300,000.00) One Hundred and Forty-Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Forty-Five Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira only, and (₦13,928,700,000.00) Thirteen Billion, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira only will be transferred to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) respectively, and the sum of (N9,751,262,61.00) Nine Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Two Hundred and Sixty-Two Thousand, and Sixty-One Naira only is for the Budget of the Universal Service Provision Fund, for the period ending on 30 June, 2018. (Hon. Saheed Akinade-Fijabi)(Committee on Supply: 27/3/2018).

issue from the Statutory Revenue Fund of the Nigerian Communications Commission, the Total Sum of (N204, 800, 719, 000.) Two Hundred and Four Billion, Eight Hundred Million, Seven Hundred and Nineteen Thousand Naira only, out of which the sum of (₦27,063, 043, 000) Twenty-Seven Billion, Sixty-Three Million, Forty-Three Thousand Naira only is for Recurrent Expenditure, the sum of (₦13, 612,183,000.00) Thirteen Billion, Six Hundred and Twelve Million, One Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand Naira only is for Capital Expenditure, the sum of (₦4, 451, 491, 000.00) Four Billion, Four Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand Naira only is for Special Projects, while the sum of (₦145,745,300,000.00) One Hundred and Forty-Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Forty-Five Million, Three Hundred Thousand Naira only, and (₦13,928,700,000.00) Thirteen Billion, Nine Hundred and Twenty-Eight Million, Seven Hundred Thousand Naira only will be transferred to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) respectively, and the sum of (N9, 751, 262, 61.00) Nine Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty-One Million, Two Hundred and Sixty-Two Thousand, and Sixty-One Naira only is for the Budget of the Universal Service Provision Fund, for the period ending on 30 June, 2018:

 

SUMMARY OF THE NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION BUDGET 2017 BUDGET

A. Revenue Profile N’000

Licensing Fees 1,792,706

Annual Operating levy 46,429,000

Spectrum Fees 122,416,745

Numbering Plan 3,900,000

Admin Charges 2,250

Type Approval Fees 214,500

Investment income 30,000,000

Sundry Income 45,518

Total Revenue

204, 800,719

B. Expenditures

Recurrent Expenditure N’000

Establishment Costs 580,473

Staff Costs 14,113,597

Travel Costs 3,410,328

Operational Costs 7,310,300

Administration Costs 1,648,345

Bank Charges

0

Total Recurrent Expenditure

27,063,043

Capital Expenditure

Internal Projects 3,094,331

School Support Programme 9,312,634

Digital Bridge Institute 620,000

Total Capital Expenditure

13,612,183

Special projects

Emergency Communications Centres 203,026

State Accelerated Broadband Initiative 2,217,592

GSM & CDMA Networks QOS 542,486

Sim Card Registration Projects 1,488,387

ICT Training Programme by DBI 0

Total Special Projects 4,451,491

Transfer to Federal Government 145,745,300

Transfer to USPF 13,928,700

Total Budgeted Expenditure 204,800,719

SUMMARY OF THE UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROVISION FUND (USPF) 2017 BUDGET

A. Revenue Profile N’000

Income from AOL Contribution 7,112,434.93

Estimated Accumulated Fund 928,827.68

Tender Fees

10,000.00

Funds from Held by Aso Savings and Loans 1, 700, 000.00

Total Revenue 9, 751,262.00

B. Expenditures N’000

Recurrent Expenditure

Employee Costs 617,289.59

Operational Costs 363,204.77

Administrative Costs 10,900.00

Board Expenses 171,582.77

Bank Charges 1,500.00

Total Recurrent Expenditure 1,164,477.13

C. Capital Expenditure N’000

Computers 1,650.00

Office Equipment 7,740.00

Motor Vehicles 57,000.00

Furniture and Fittings 250.00

Total Capital Expenditure

66,640.00

D. Projects Expenditure

Connectivity Programs 6,320,880.20

Access Programmes 1,934,436.96

Institutional Strengthening and Consultancy 264,828.33

Total Projects Expenditure 8,520,145.49

Total budgeted Expenditure 9,751,262.61

The Total Budgeted Expenditure of USPF for the year 2017 is (N9, 751,262.61) Nine Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty One Million, Two Hundred and Sixty Two Thousand Naira, and Sixty One Kobo only.

 

Adjournment:

The House adjourned Plenary till Tuesday, April 10 by 11:00 Am

The Campaigner Online News Headlines

Friday, 30th March 2018.

 

Good Day To Our Cherished Readers.

 

President Buhari, Prof. Osinbajo, Gov. Ambode hail Asiwaju Bola Tinubu at 66

 

President Buhari greets Nigerians at Easter

 

Don’t accept PDPs apologies, Tinubu tells Nigerians

 

$40m fraud:You have a case to answer,court tells  Ex. President Jonathans cousin

 

Anti-graft war must not fail, by Prof. Osinbajo,

Prof. Akinseye-George

 

Russia closes US consulate, to expel 60 diplomats

 

Ogun police recover 1,178 firearms, arrest 27

suspects

 

Air France to cancel 24% of flights on Friday due to staff strike

 

Be like Jesus, FRSC advises motorists

 

28-year-old sex worker killed in gory manner, dumped in hotel toilet

 

Adesua Etomi visits BBNaija housemates

 

Oba of Benin places Libya returnees on salaries

 

Conte sweats on Chelsea pair ahead of Tottenham match

 

Man bathes girlfriend with acid after family rejects marriage proposal

 

Easter: Pope washes prisoners feet

 

Man applies to women-only university to find girlfriend

 

MLK family visit to Nigeria, award not sponsored by FG, Dabiri-Erewa says

 

Archbishop of Canterbury offers support to peace negotiations in violence-hit states

 

FIFA names 36 referees, 63 assistants for World Cup

 

ACF dissociates itself from communiqu expressing vote of no confidence in President Buhari

 

EPL: Injured Kane could face Chelsea –

Pochettino

 

Senate passes 200 bills in 3 years

 

68 killed in Venezuelan cell fire

 

Six killed in fresh Southern Kaduna attacks

 

EFCC set to close case in Kalu’s trial

 

Police recover 86 firearms, 88 unexpended cartridges in Osun

 

Couple die 72hrs to daughters wedding

 

Akala Support Group: Present Akala as your joker in 2019

 

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since 2012

 

Yobe FG committed to securing release of Dapchi schoolgirl Gaidam

 

Insecurity: YCE urges Buhari to sack service chiefs

 

Kenya opposition figure Miguna deported again

 

Gov. Wike lied on Buhari’s achievements in Rivers – Peterside

 

Christian youths demand immediate release of

Sharibu

 

Senate rejects Kaduna $350m World Bank loan

request

 

Osun Assembly congratulates Tinubu at 66

 

FEC okays N20bn contract for Ikorodu-Shagamu road

 

South West States to understudy Ekiti’s success in education

 

Luther King commends NCAC DG

 

Reps stop concession of Ajaokuta, approves $1bn from excess crude account

 

Uphold peace in your communities, el-Rufai tells Fulani leaders

 

Tax: Court restrains Osun govt from arresting NBA chairman

 

OAU Senate backs management, orders students to evacuate hostels

 

New Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governors

resume office

 

Truce as FG, states, LGs share N647.39bn for

February 2018

 

NHRC wants prosecution of INEC, police, others indicted for electoral fraud

 

Seyi Makinde’s criticism of 2018 budget myopic ‘Oyo APC

 

Task Force records huge success in FCT command ‘CP

 

New CBN DGs, MPC members assume duty

 

Easter: Prices of foodstuff stable in Enugu

 

ICAN urges Shippers Council to maintain sanity at ports

 

World Bank, EU train personnel from 52 MDAs in Delta

 

Nigeria recorded zero air accident in 2017

‘NAMA  Boss

 

Thanks For Reading, God Bless You and Happy Friday.

President Buhari’s Easter Message

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI’S 2018 EASTER MESSAGE TO THE NATION

Fellow Compatriots, I am indeed delighted to join our Christian brothers and sisters to commemorate this year’s Easter celebration. We thank the Almighty God for granting us the opportunity to celebrate another Easter at a time of great promise and hope for our dear nation, despite the challenges we also have.  President Buhari Easter, the season in which Christians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, represents the triumph of good over evil; and life over death. It is also a time to show love, forgiveness, compassion and renewed hope in the Grace of God. The Holy Scripture affirms that happiness and fulfilment in life do not flow from acquiring the best things in life but in being richer in a relationship with God and fellow human beings. Let us use the opportunity of this special season to deeply reflect on how everyone of us can imbibe the profound teachings of Jesus Christ with renewed vigour. In so doing and by placing the joy, comfort and happiness of others above ours, we will make a statement that vices such as, hate speech, bigotry, corruption, banditry and terrorism have no place in our nation. We must do all it takes to love our neighbours and display increased spirit of tolerance and accommodation. I commend those who recognise and support our unwavering efforts to prevent the spread of conflicts in our communities; check wanton criminality and the taking of innocent lives; unite the country; and steer the ship of state to a steady path of economic growth, job creation and development. While we enjoin law-abiding fellow compatriots to work for peace and social justice in our beloved country, let there be no doubt of our resolve to firmly resist others who may want to make cheap political capital out of current national security challenges. Our programmes and policies in the last three years have resulted in bringing down the prices of staple crops, gradual improvement of road, rail and electricity infrastructure and making Nigeria the preferred destination for investors. More than ever before, we are ready to consolidate on these gains and ensure that we improve the lot of our communities in the years ahead. Thankfully, our Dapchi schoolgirls who were safely released recently after 30 agonising days in the hands of their abductors, have been reunited with their families. I am very optimistic that all others, including the Chibok girls who are still in captivity will be safely released unconditionally to their families. I urge you to continue to pray for their safe return. In the meantime, I have given clear instructions to our security agencies to prioritise safety in schools in areas where the humanitarian and security situation are still dire, in addition to ensuring adequate protection of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). As we approach the period of campaigns, I appeal to our political actors and other stakeholders to resist any act that could mar the integrity of our electoral process. I am optimistic that with God on our side, the dark days of Nigeria’s elections being manipulated by violence and rigging by corrupt politicians and their agents are over. They are confined to the dustbin of history where they rightly belong. I remain committed to bequeathing a legacy of supremacy of the people’s will through the ballot box. May this year’s Easter celebration bring us renewed hope and confidence as a great nation. Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Story Of An Unsung Hero (Samuel Okwaraji)

SAMUEL OKWARAJI (Ph.D) LAW.

 

THE STORY OF AN UNSUNG HERO AND LEGEND.

 

Nigerians today,celebrate Messi and Ronaldo,but forgot one of our finest and the  most educated footballer in the history of football,who died serving Nigeria without a shishi in the field.

Late Sam  Sochukwuma Okwaraji,was born on the 19th of May,1964 in Orlu,IMO State “Governor Rochas take note”.

 

He was a professional player,who had his masters degree in international law from the University of Rome and later Ph.D Law.

 

He collapsed and died of congestive heart failure while playing for a world cup qualifier against Angola in the 77th minute at the Lagos national stadium, Surulere, lagos on the 12th of August,1989.

 

This young man,never received any dime from the government, he paid for his flight tickets anytime, he was called upon for national duty just to help his Fatherland. I call on Governor Rochas Okorocha,to honour him in Imo State.

 

FOOTBALL CAREER.

1984-1985..  AS ROMA

1985-1986… DINAMO ZAGREB

1986-1987… AUSTRIA KLAGENFURT

1987-1989….…. VFB STUTTGART

1987-1988…….. SSV ULM.

 

Today, We Have chosen to celebrate you here on our page, and to remind younger Nigerian soccer lovers that a man like you, once existed and that you paid the supreme price for your Fatherland.

 

May God bless your family and may you find rest in him.

 

We love you brother.

#RECOGNISEOKWARAJI