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The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp-NSCDC, CG Abdullahi Muhammed Gana has added another year to his age of gracefulness and consistent developmental inputs towards supporting growth in Nigeria and especially in the security sector. Few hours ago an Abuja-based agency, Tagwaye Twin Communication expressed it's heartfelt wishes and prayers for the NSCDC CG.

The statement which was signed by the the Executive Director of Tagwaye Twin Communication spotlighted the outstanding capacity of CG Abdullahi Muhammed Gana as he cloves 58years today. According to the statement Tagwaye Twin Communication had on this special day wished NSCDC DG all the very best. 

The statement reads, "we wish you all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come. May you have a fantastic birthday and many years to come," it concluded. However the CG has continue to receive numerous goodwill messages, prayers and presents from different persons across diverse sectors within Nigeria and across the world.

However, CG Abdullahi Muhammed Gana who recently turned 58years of age still has the chances of heading the NSCDC for two more years, before his retirement at 60years. He has served the Agency for 18years, out of the 35years of proposed service according to the constitutional guidelines of Nigeria Public Service rules.

The entire members of staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp-NSCDC has continued to celebrate their big boss, who has demonstrated astuteness, transparency, devotion, creative and proactive Initiatives to support the war against insecurity for Nigeria and also to ensure adequate welfare for its Officers.

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, has sentenced an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Okubo Aboye, to life imprisonment for buying stolen vehicle from kidnappers in the state.

The court on Monday also sentenced seven other persons, Solomon Ayodele Obamoyegun (39), Femi Omiawe (40), Damilola Obamoyegun (20), Bose Sade Ajayi (30), George Lucky (35), Chukwuma Nnamani (22) and Sunday Ogunleye (45) to five years imprisonment each without an option of fine for kidnapping.

In their testimony, the investigating police officers said the car was tracked down to the compound of ACP Okubo who on interrogation confessed that he bought the vehicle from his mechanic who received it from the kidnappers.

The Prosecutor, Felix Awoniyi, revealed that "the offence runs contrary to sections 346(2), 1(2)a, and Section 5 of the Criminal Code Cap C16 laws of Ekiti State, 2012 and Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions Act, Cap R11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004."

In his judgement, Justice John Adeyeye found the ACP guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment accordingly.

"I found you guilty of receiving stolen vehicle. All evidence pointed to the fact that you were aware that the car was stolen. You are hereby sentenced to life imprisonment for the offence," he said.

To prove the kidnapping case, the prosecutor called seven witnesses while exhibits tendered included statements of the accused persons and bond to release the vehicle to the owne

With the recent DNA Challenge trending on social media and across several online news platforms in Nigeria, lots of Nigerians have become more conscious about resemblance and DNA tests. Recently, a young Nigerian Man arrested the entire social media environment, thereby creating controversial moments, as he releases pictures of himself, comparing his semblance to that of famous Nollywood veteran Actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo.

The issue which is currently trending on the media has recorded several reactions from Nigerians, as some persons suggested setting up a committee to investigate the issue, others requested that questions must be thrown at the parents of the boy, while other are of the opinion that the claim be disregarded, claiming that it was a mere media propaganda.

According to a post by one Mr. Obyno Nwankwo, who claimed to have similar facial looks with popular Nollywood Actor, Kanayo O. Kanayo, narrated that during his GS classes, friends and classmates were used to calling him Kanayo O. Kanayo. He therefore released a collaged photo of himself and Actor Kanayo, requesting the public to determine the semblance between the duo.

The post also requested an advice from the public on whether to arrest popular Nollywood Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo; order for a DNA test and get the him back home, or perhaps maintain calm as that he was merely mimicked. However, there has been loads of supports, objections, critics and other reactions from the post released few days ago.

Ahead of the governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has identified five critical areas of concern and challenges likely to confront the commission in the conduct of the elections.

According to the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Festus Okoye, these areas of concern include, expanding voter access to Polling Units in the context of a growing population and the growth of new settlements across the country; and validation of the Voters roll and Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the shadow of the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Others are repeal and re-enactment of a new Electoral Act that would guarantee the conduct of free, fair, transparent elections; deepening technology in the electoral process and rolling out Electoral Voting Machines for the Anambra State Governorship election.

Okoye said that equally of great concern to the commission is how to increase voter turnout in future elections and how to effectively manage electoral success recorded in the last two off -season elections in Edo and Ondo states.

Okoye spoke Saturday in Leggings, Nasarawa State at the close of a five-day Workshop for Review of INEC Voter Education Manual .

INEC Voter Education Manual is being reviewed by the Department of Voter Education and Publicity (VEP) with the aim of identifying and including best methods of designing voter education messages to increase citizens participation in the electoral process.

The is supported by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

Okoye said for the commission to achieve the concerns enumerated above, the department (VEP) must design new, creative and innovate messages that would address the electoral concerns and challenges of the youth and students population.

He reminded VEP Staff that in designing voter education messages they must be able to compete effectively on the social media and "our narratives and messages must be clear, concise and believable."

Okoye said while designing voter education messages, "INEC must take on board societal changes and dynamics" and urged the participants to design new methodologies of delivering Civic and Voter Education in the context of a pandemic.

He informed participants that the commission has resolved to sustain the momentum of the successes recorded in the Edo and Ondo governorship elections and also increase voter turnout in elections through the provision of access to the Polling Units.

Realising the fact that the commission cannot succeed alone in the task of conducting successful elections, the commissioner said, "we must build multi-sector coalitions for the sustenance of the electoral process and consolidation of democracy."

On the issue of voter register, Okoye said that the commission is determined to clean up the voters' register and register all those that are eligible and constitutionally qualified to be registered.

The commissioner commended the department for its robust voter education and publicity activities in the past years which led to the successes recorded by the commission, adding that, "without VEP, we would not have achieved the new face of INEC."

The Federal Government has asked the acting Chairman of the Eco­nomic and Financial Crimes Com­mission (EFCC), Mohammed Umar Abba, to make available details of all cases concerning former first lady, Patience Jonathan.

A presidency source revealed that Abubakar Malami, the Attor­ney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, gave the direc­tive and extended it to include rela­tives of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to the source, the direc­tive may be ominous but Dayo Apata, the Solicitor-General of the Feder­ation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, has communicated the government's position to the EFCC.

The source told Daily Indepen­dent that the EFCC is expected to give a comprehensive update of investigation into cases involving Patience Jon­athan and relations of the former president, the status of the trial of all the cases, the status of recovered funds, and other assets involved in the cases. ­

The source also said even if there are other charges to be filed against Patience Jonathan and the former president's relations as well as funds or assets still being targeted, that all would be sent to the Federal Government by the EFCC.

According to the source, the Federal Government is desirous this year to ensure the diligent and timely prose­cution of all corruption cases, saying this would be part of that effort.

Another presidency source, who spoke with Daily Independent on Sunday, said this move may be intended to rubbish Goodluck Jonathan, who even though lately had been hobnobbing with Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari, is said to be nursing a presiden­tial ambition in 2023.

There have been specula­tions that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is consider­ing fielding Jonathan in the 2023 presidential election to serve a single term.

He has served a term as president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The source said follow­ing his private meeting with some APC governors in Abu­ja, some people in the presi­dency are not happy over the development.

This may be their way of getting their pound of flesh and scuttling any future ar­rangement that may favour Jonathan in 2023, the source noted.

Mala Buni, governor of Yobe State and acting chair­person of the APC, led some APC governors to Jonathan's residence.

The meeting followed the defection of Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, to the APC from the PDP.

That meeting led to dis­agreements between the APC and the PDP with the latter accusing the ruling party of abandoning governance to woo Jonathan for the 2023 presidency.

It would be recalled that on July 1, 2019, the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the final forfeiture of N9.2 billion and $8.4 million belonging to Patience Jonathan.

The EFCC had, through its counsel Rotimi Oyedepo, in October 2018, moved a motion before Justice Mojisola Olato­regun for the final forfeiture of the funds said to belong to the former first lady.

According to Justice Olato­regun, there was not enough cause in the affidavits filed before the court to show that the sums should not be classi­fied as proceeds of unlawful activities.

Justice Olatoregun or­dered the forfeiture of the sums totalling N9.2 billion and $8.4 million to the Federal Government.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said South-East governors are clueless for refusing to support the Eastern Security Network, while warning Ebonyi State Governor, David Nweze Umahi, against going ahead with his plan to inaugurate another security outfit in the region. 

 Kanu alleged that Umahi and his counterparts in the region had been coerced by the Nigerian government to create a security outfit to work against the Eastern Security Network IPOB had earlier created.

In a statement made available to IGBERE TV by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB stated that the plan to establish another security outfit in the region was an attempt to jeopardise the safety and security of people living in Igboland.

He said, "We the IPOB under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to warn South-East governors, particularly Governor Dave Umahi, to jettison the proposed new security outfit they intend to launch based on the advice of the Fulani-controlled Federal Government of Nigeria.

"We know that their intention is to counter the formidable ESN, protecting and defending Biafrans against terrorists and invaders responsible for the senseless attacks, raping and wanton killing of our mothers, wives and sisters in our farmland and forests. 

"We warn these clueless governors in our region not to heed the mischievous advice and attempt by Miyetti Allah and Sokoto caliphate intended to compromise the security of Biafrans. Any Miyetti Allah vigilance group under any nomenclature formed by Dave Umahi and his fellow Efulefu governors, as well as Ohanaeze, will be resisted by the people of Old Eastern region."

While describing the intention as disturbing, IPOB warned parents to prevent their children and wards from enrolling in any security organisation other than ESN.

"We, therefore, advise every Biafran father and mother to caution their children against joining Umahi's vigilance group as such an outfit is already the enemy of the people. Their agenda is sinister and anti-Biafra.

"Remember that the real masterminds of the plot - the Fulani cabal running the failed contraption called Nigeria - having been emboldened by their success in installing one of their stooges as Ohanaeze President, are now set to control Biafraland but ESN and IPOB have remained their only nightmare. 

"No wonder Fulani can buy Efulefu Eastern leaders so cheaply. They know that the likes of Umahi are blinded by inordinate political ambitions. But to their disappointment, our people are now alive to their responsibilities and won't allow Miyetti Allah to control the security architecture of the East as they are now attempting to take over Amotekun in the West. We are happy to aver that the grand conspiracy by our oppressors to take over the South with the help of compromised leaders is dead on arrival. 

"We declare without equivocation that any other group parading as South-East and South-South security outfit will not be allowed to operate on Biafra soil. Our people have already launched their own defence line - ESN - as our self-acclaimed leaders were nowhere to be found when it counted most. Anyone who enlists in any treacherous security outfit sponsored by Fulani stooges in our land to destabilise our territory will regret such a decision," it added. 

The group also condemned the emergence of a former Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, George Obiozor, as the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, describing him as an imposition by the Nigerian government.


Prof. Obiozor restrained from parading himself as ohaneze president general or risk being  jailed.
The uche okwukwu led faction has  approached the High court of Federal Capital Territory sitting in Bwari Abuja to restrain professor George obiozor who was elected at owerri by Nnia nwodo led ohaneze to stop parading himself as the president general or be sent to jail.

In a Motion On Notice No FCT/HC/BIU/M/14/21   brought against the president general of ohaneze ndigbo and the incorporated trustees of ohaneze ndigbo , the applicants have sought for an order Restraining Professor George obiozor and his privies or anyother parading himself  pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Similarly ,  in an originating summons the uche okwukwu led faction  are asking for the  interpretations of article  10,11,14 and 21 of constitution of  ohaneze ndigbo , brought pursuant to order 2 Rules 1,3 and 4 of the federal high court of the federal capital territory (Civil Procedure) Rules 2018 and section 6(6B) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic   Of Nigeria.
The matter comes up on Thursday the 21st January , 2021.

Two suspects – one Dr Madu Ifeanyi, 50, and Linus Onyekwere, 60, who allegedly used the name of former President Goodluck Jonathan for a fake Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ponzi scheme and duping several unsuspecting Nigerians, have been arrested.

StatePress understands that the suspects were arrested by the police in Anambra state for fraudulently obtaining the sum of N1.4 million from one Emmanuel Anaemene.

According to the police, the suspects were part of a fraud syndicate who claimed they had a Commonwealth loaning program where an investor pays N500,000 and gets N1 million in return as interest after one month.

Nigerians have often fallen victims of people who peddle Ponzi scheme to make more money.

In 2016, as Nigeria slid into an economic recession, MMM, a popular Ponzi scheme used a peer-to-peer lending system to scam over three million people. The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) estimated that around ₦18 billion ($49.3 million) was lost when MMM shut down in December 2016.

In 2019, Racksterly, a similar Ponzi scheme also grew quietly, according to reports on Facebook by the half of that year but collapsed in Jan. 2020 after Flutterwave and Paystack blocked it from accepting payments from subscribers.

Haruna Mohammed, a Chief Superintendent of Police and Police Public Relations Officer said the two men also claimed they were executing contracts with "former President Goodluck Jonathan" but the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) requested them to pay N20 million before the contract money will be paid to them.

"They told the suspect to bring another sum of N500,000 as others have done to enable them to raise the N20 million needed by CBN to enable them to get the money.

"The complainant said he has so far given them the sum of N1.4 million since Sept. 2020 and has neither received any interest nor the principal money he invested," Mohammed said.

"He has been making several calls to the two suspects till the time of their arrests but they have not been picking his calls, the complainant further alleged that he is aware of many unsuspecting persons that have been to the house of the suspects to do similar investment oblivious of their fraudulent motives."

ALSO READ: EFCC Arrests Wonder Bank Operators Over Alleged N2bn Ponzi Scheme Scam

In the first quarter of 2020, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC) warned Nigerians to stop patronising unlicensed financial institutions popularly known as wonder banks.

"For the avoidance of doubt, these wonder banks are neither licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) nor are they under the NDIC deposit insurance scheme," Umaru Ibrahim, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NDIC had warned.

According to him, the command had uncovered a new method some fraudsters who migrate from state to state used to dispossess innocent citizens of their hard-earned money via dubious means

He said the fraudsters get their unsuspecting victims through sending out bogus links or fake investment adverts on social media platforms to get their vital information.

"One of the methods used by these syndicates is to block the phone lines of their victims account for hours, clone it or re-register the number to generate the customer's pin and thereafter drain all the money in that account within the shortest period of time," he stated.

He warned against clicking on such links and divulging their Biometric Identification Number (BVN), National Identification Numbers( NIN) or date of birth because it could give the fraudsters access to their bank accounts and they could empty them through electronic means.

"The Command had issued a similar alert in Sept. 2020 where fraudsters disguised as CBN staff in-charge of all bank transactions which is non-existent and place phone calls to their targets whose biodata was downloaded either through Facebook or other social media platforms," Mohammed said.

"They demand their date of birth or BVN from them in order to gain access to their targets account numbers thereby transferring all the money into another account through electronic means," he stated.

He said members of the public who fall victim of such syndicates, were enjoined to immediately report at the Police Area Command headquarters, Onitsha to enable the Police to carry out a discreet investigation and bring perpetrators to justice.

US House of Representatives member, Marjorie Taylor Greene has moved for the impeachment of President-elect, Joe Biden.

Greene, the House Representative for Georgia's 14th congressional district, also accused Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker of bringing COVID-19 positive members into the Capitol to vote for her to be Speaker.

Joe Biden will be sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States of America on January 20, 2021 in a ceremony that will not be attended by the outgoing President, Donald Trump.

And without giving any reason at all, Greene is moving for the impeachment of Biden by the public.

"Impeach Joe Biden! Text impeach to 55444," she tweeted.

She lashed out at the Speaker, Pelosi "… Bringing covid positive Members into the Capitol to vote for her to be Speaker during week 1."

Greene was elected to Congress in the November 2020 elections, and she took office on January 3, 2021 and from all indications, she is a die-hard supporter of President Trump.

Trump was impeached for the second time on Wednesday, having been accused of inciting his supporters to launch a deadly attack on the US Capitol to stop Joe Biden certification by the Congress.

Soldiers stationed at the Kugbo checkpoint beat up five officials of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), popularly called VIO for seizing a vehicle belonging to their senior colleague on Thursday.

The senior army officer lodged a complaint at a military unit stationed at Kugbo opposite Mechanic Village that his car had been seized by the Nyanya Command of DRTS.

The Nation gathered that the driver of the impounded vehicle, who admitted to not having a valid driver's licence, had warned the VIO officers not to arrest the vehicle because it belonged to a military colonel.

Military officials later pounced on VIO personnel, who took over from their colleagues who impounded the army vehicle, beating them mercilessly.

The VIO officers scampered into the nearby hills and bushes for safety.

All efforts to speak with Brigadier-General Sagir Musa, of the Army Public Relations, on the incident were futile as he did not answer the reporter's calls.

The Federal government says it would be selling off some government-owned properties as well as non-oil assets to fund the 2021 budget.

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this during the budget presentation ceremony which was done virtually on Tuesday, January 12.

According to her budget presentation titled 'Public Presentation of 2021 FGN Approved Budget – Breakdown and Highlights' which has been shared online, the revenue generated from the sale of these assets will be used to fund the deficit of the budget.

The document however did not state the assets to be sold, neither did it state the expected revenue from the sales

In November 2020, the Bureau of Public Enterprise in a document presented to the Senate committee on Privatization disclosed that the Federal government plans to sell the Integrated Power Plants in Geregu, Omotosho, and Calabar at N434 billion in 2021.

The document presented indicated plans by the Federal government to also concession the National Arts Theatre, Tafawa Balewa Square, and all the River Basin Development Authorities at N836 million while the National Stadium in Lagos, the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, and two others were pegged for concessioning at N100 million.

The president of Guinea Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Mbalo, has few days ago announced its readiness and capacity to host the forthcoming Africa Peace Awards 2021, scheduled to hold on the 10th of April 2021 at Hotel Ceida, Guinea Bissau, where the Queens of Peace Africa will be unveiled. According to StatePress, popular Nigeria showbiz Enterpreneurs and celebrities will be attending the most anticipated 2021 Africa Peace Awards.

The Team of Messengers Of Peace were hosted by the Guinea Bissau embassy ahead of the Unveiling dinner party of the new Nigeria / Guinea Bissau Chamber of commerce and industry and grand finale of Africa Peace Awards. According to reports, the Africa Peace Awards 2021 is powered by Messengers of Peace in partnership with Nigeria /Guinea Chamber of Commerce and Industry and supported by Tonto Dikeh Foundation, Alex Report, Rachael the Piper Foundation, Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, Ghana amongst others.

In a statement signed by the President of Messengers of Peace, Dr. Suleiman Adejoh, he noted that the purpose of the event is to honour Africans, who have contributed immensely to the growth and peaceful coexistence of nations across Africa. He further stated that the 2021 Africa Peace Awards wil also be hosted to celebrate, nominate and recognise Patrons and Matrons of Peace across various Africa Countries.

During the event, reputable and prospective Queen will be unveiled across various regions of the Africa Continent, who will be scheduled with the sole responsibility of of promoting, preserving and ensuring peace through several channels of peace development initiatives. However, this is coming at the time when Guinea Bissau is becoming the next Investment Heaven in Africa, considering the unequivocal peace and smooth pace of development in the country.

In commemoration of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, i join patriots in saluting the sacrifices of men who paid the supreme price for the protection of our Nation's territorial integrity.
It's a day to honour our fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives so that our country could be greater, it's indeed a moment of deep and sober reflection.
I salute your bravery, strength and commitment made towards sustaining our nationhood. Your priceless sacrifice made for our dear country Nigeria will forever remain in our minds. May the labour and the sacrifices of our heroes past, never be in vain.
To the families of the fallen soldiers, our love, thoughts and prayers are always with you. May Almighty God continue to protect, prosper and propel men of the Nigerian Armed Forces. 
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
—Dr. Godwin Maduka

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over reports of fake COVID19 vaccines in the country

The Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, said this during a virtual media briefing today January 15. She warned that fake vaccines have started circulating in the country and urged Nigerians not to purchase such drugs as they can cause COVID-19-like illnesses and can lead to death.
"The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has not received any application from Covid Vaccine manufacturers yet and therefore no vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC.

Covid-19 vaccines are new, and the side effects or adverse events must be well monitored, therefore, if NAFDAC does not approve, the public should not use.

There are reports of fake vaccines in Nigeria. NAFDAC is pleading with the public to beware.

No Covid Vaccines have been approved by NAFDAC. Fake vaccines can cause Covid-like illnesses or other serious diseases that could kill.

Vaccines should not be ordered by any company or corporation. The companies that manufacture the vaccines if they are genuine companies know they have to submit their application to NAFDAC.

No government establishment or agencies should order Covid vaccines without confirming from NAFDAC if the vaccine has been approved."she said

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted.

Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda's history, but did not provide any evidence to back up his claims.

He declared the struggle is just beginning.

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, says he'll address the press again in a few hours on the way forward.

Early results coming in from the electoral commission show President Yoweri Museveni has a lead of over 60%.

The military have surrounded Bobi Wine's house.

Courtesy: BBC

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni took an early lead in the presidential election race, according to preliminary results released on Friday morning by the electoral commission, StatePress reports.

With 13.6% of votes counted, Museveni had won 1,536,205 votes, or 65.0%, while main opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 647,146 (27.4%), the commission said.


The Management of the Lagos State University has shut down all hostels at the College of Medicine, LASUCOM, as three students have tested positive for Coronavirus disease.

A statement on Thursday night by the Coordinator, Centre for Information Press and Public Relations, CIPPR, Mr Ademola Adekoya, said the affected students had been isolated and were being treated.

"In addition, stakeholders are also informed that: Roommates of the three students who tested positive and their associates are being tested; the College already isolated the affected three (3) students and has commenced contact tracing of all affected students.

"The hostel facilities were immediately closed for decontamination upon confirmation of the status of the affected students; all students of the College have been advised to proceed home to self-isolate for the next fourteen (14) days from where their health status will be monitored by the College. Phone numbers/contacts of all students are already obtained to that effect. Any students showing symptoms at home are to contact the College through dedicated lines for necessary assistance/treatment

Meanwhile, the College has handed treatment packs to all three who tested positive; the College is also providing psychological support to the three students who tested positive and their roommates.

"Parents, guardians and the general public are assured that the safety of all staff and students is of top priority and the Lagos State University as a whole will continue to enforce compliance with Covid-19 guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of all within her campuses.

"Management also again enjoins all students, staff and the general public to take personal responsibility and continue to observe Covid-19 guidelines as the virus is real and deadly," the statement read.

News still developing:

A bipartisan impeachment of Donald Trump has just taken place.

House of Representatives impeaches President Trump for the second time
The US House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump on one article of impeachment on Wednesday, charging the outgoing president with inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol building. The House vote makes Trump the first president in US history to be impeached twice.

The prestigious and most anticipated 2021 edition of Democracy Heroes Awards has released a list of Nominees for the Award category of Governor of the Year 2021, ahead of the ceremonious glamour award occasion holding soon in Abuja. Top on the List includes Gov. Yahaya Bello, Gov. Kayode Fayemi, Gov. Ben Ayade and Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

The nomination for Governor of the Year Award was released on the official social media handles of DHA and via a Statement signed by the Principal Executive Director, Mr. Fajag Ajagbona. He therefore stated that the best performing governor category shall be awarded to a serving Governor from any of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria.

He further stated that the eventual Winner of DHA 2021 Governor of the Year Award will be decided by citizens of Nigeria, who currently are engaged in the voting process to select the most outstanding Governor, who have put in place all manner of innovations to ensure overall improvements in relevant sectors, especially in areas of advancing the dividends of democracy in their states and across the entire country.

He however called on Nigerians to participate responsively in voting the best Governor of the Year, as the Organization will also ensure that the Recipient of this award is duly scrutinized, with emphasis on his impacts, achievements, track records and position in terms of intergrity and patriotism. 

The last edition of Democracy Heroes Awards was indeed described as one of the most glamorous and colourful award event in 2020, recording the distinguished presence of notable personalities across all sectors of the country, including past Presidents, Head of States, Senators, high profile CEOs, Senators, Governors, Philanthropists and other notable individuals and organizations.