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Popular broadcast journalist Adaora Onyechere has been honoured at the just concluded 2022 Int'l Women Power Conference Africa 2022.


She was honoured in the category of 20 Most Influential Women in Media award. 


The conference which ttook place at Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel Abuja recently also saw First Lady of Oyo State, Tamunominini Makinde, her Akwa Ibom counterpart, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, the First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, and wife of Sokoto state Governor, Maryam Mairo Aminu honoured with Governor’s Wife Impact and Compassionate Award. 

Onyechere who is also the Executive Director Gender Strategy Advancement who also spoke at the event described women as dynamic leaders of change whose participation is fundamental to democratic governance.


According to her, with 49.58% of the world’s population being females, no nation can maximize its potentials with the exclusion of women from governance and decision-making processes.


She stated, "Globally, women are under-represented in decision-making positions. Africa, however, presents the worst scenario. Concerns over women’s marginalization and invisibility in policy-making in the continent have remained a fervent international discourse. However, gender equality and diversity are recognized to have beneficial effects on organizations, institutions and the overall economy.

"The importance of women's participation in public decision-making cannot be overstressed. Apart from the fact that it is their right, their inclusion in leadership positions, whether in government, corporate bodies or the social sector, brings diversity of perspectives to the solution of societal problems. 


"The annual Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme has consistently shown that countries which score high on gender equality and women empowerment also tend to achieve high performance on the Human Development Index." 


She also praised the media for sustaining reportage and efforts to promote increased women’s involvement in governance and decision-making. 

The former Imo governor's aide said almost every First Lady in Africa initiates programs are around women’s political inclusion, women empowerment and poverty alleviation, expressing dissatisfaction that at the current rate of change, it may take another 180 years to close the gender gap in Africa which she attributed to lack of political will by policy actors .


She expressed gratitude to the organizers of Int'l Women Power Conference 2022 for finding her worthy of the recognition, pledging that she is challenged to do more in giving the women a voice in issues of inclusion in governance, empowerment and rights protection.






Speaker of Nigeria's House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has been massively voted as the legislative man of the decade at just concluded online polls, beating Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Dimeji Bankole and other National Assembly leaders before him. 


He polled a total number of 13,764 votes a secure a place at the upcoming Democracy Heroes Award is Sustaining Democracy 

At the event which has as the theme, Sustaining Democracy Through Peaceful Electioneering, top officials of government are expected to be present. 


Date is August 18, 2022 at Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja.


Earlier, oil mogul and the chairman, Belema Oil Group an indigenous oil company, Tein Jack-Rich had trounced vice-president Yemi Osinbajo, governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello and his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike to emerge the Democracy Spotlight Politician Of the year 2022.

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) joint taskforce yesterday raided some uncompleted buildings and undeveloped plots in Maitama and Wuse II areas of Abuja suspected to be criminal hideouts, arresting 480 suspected criminals.

The commander of the team, Bennett Igweh after the arrest, said the suspects were apprehended following the efforts of the taskforce in combing black spots within the FCT.
 

He said the suspects had turned green areas, undeveloped plots and unoccupied houses into their haven for criminal activities and that the team would stop at nothing in riding the city of criminal elements that threaten the peace of residents.


Igweh disclosed that items recovered from them include police uniforms, mobile phones, a loaded pistol, matchetes and charms and that they would be profiled and handed over to the appropriate authorities for necessary actions.

"We will do thorough profiling because we are suspecting that there could be escapees from Kuje Correctional Centre. We are starting from the city centre, and we will expand it to other areas, the exercise will reach 21 satellite villages and towns; from Kabusa, Gishiri, Waru, to Wasa and others.

"This operation is one that the security agencies have started since, we are about to start Operation G-7 but we want to clear the city centre of criminals. We have agreed to do it together.
"We started by 1:00 am today, and by about 3 am, this is what we were able to do. The suspects specialised in robbery; they have different security uniforms, and we caught them in police uniforms. It's just regrettable.

"In one of the camps, we recovered a fully loaded pistol because we took them by surprise, that was why we were able to recover what we had recovered. We will continue to take them by surprise, as this operation will not stop. We have started it this midnight, and we will continue. We have asked them to leave the town as they are not supposed to be here," he said.

Popular comedian, Efe Warri Boy has concluded plans to hit Abuja the nation's capital with his "I'm Finally Famous" show.

The show scheduled to take place on August 14, 2022 will hold at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.

It will be hosted by MC Senator while music will be provided by Ruggedman and Vector.

Comedians to perform at the show include, Real Warri Pikin, Chuks D'General, Phronesis, Mc Bob, Whalemouth, Mc Papi, Omini-aho and Koloman.

It is packaged by Kobo Productions X Charlvyn Ent.

Ticket prices have been fixed from the range of 5k to 1.5m from regular to premium table.

The organisers say there will be lots of fun and entertainment to thrill guests.

The only goal was scored late into the second half of the match by Falconets’ Flourish Sabastine.

Coach Christopher Danjuma had picked team captain Oluwatosin Demehin and 20 others to wear Nigeria’s colours at the 19-day championship.

The Falconets had to scale the hurdles presented by Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon and Senegal, winning six of seven matches (they only drew with Cameroon in Douala) to be eligible to fly Africa’s flag once more at the finals in Central America.

Nigeria will play France, Canada and Korea in Group C of the 16-nation, which begins August 10, while 2018 runners-up Spain tango with hosts Costa Rica, Australia and Brazil in Group A. Africa’s other representatives Ghana are up against holders Japan, The Netherlands and three-time champions United States in Group D.

Germany, who have also won the competition three times, including 2010 and 2014 when they beat Nigeria in the final, will play Colombia, New Zealand and Mexico in Group B.

All group phase and quarter-final matches will be played at the Alejandro Morera Soto, which is a hybrid of natural and synthetic grass called stitched grass. The semi-final, final and third place matches will take place at the Estadio Nacional.

No Country Can Maximize Full Potentials With Exclusion Of Women In Governance — Onyechere

On-air personality and an anchor person in AIT, Adaora Onyechere has been honoured at the just concluded 2022 Int'l Women Power Conference Africa 2022.

She was honoured in the category of 20 Most Influential Women in Media award. 

The conference which ttook place at Ladi Kwali Hall of Sheraton Hotel Abuja recently also saw First Lady of Oyo State, Tamunominini Makinde, her Akwa Ibom counterpart, Mrs. Martha Udom Emmanuel, the First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr. Zainab Bagudu, and wife of Sokoto state Governor, Maryam Mairo Aminu honoured with Governor’s Wife Impact and Compassionate Award. 

Onyechere who is also the Executive Director Gender Strategy Advancement who also spoke at the event described women as dynamic leaders of change whose participation is fundamental to democratic governance.

According to her, with 49.58% of the world’s population being females, no nation can maximize its potentials with the exclusion of women from governance and decision-making processes.

She stated, "Globally, women are under-represented in decision-making positions. Africa, however, presents the worst scenario. Concerns over women’s marginalization and invisibility in policy-making in the continent have remained a fervent international discourse. However, gender equality and diversity are recognized to have beneficial effects on organizations, institutions and the overall economy.

"The importance of women's participation in public decision-making cannot be overstressed. Apart from the fact that it is their right, their inclusion in leadership positions, whether in government, corporate bodies or the social sector, brings diversity of perspectives to the solution of societal problems. 

"The annual Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Programme has consistently shown that countries which score high on gender equality and women empowerment also tend to achieve high performance on the Human Development Index." 

She also praised the media for sustaining reportage and efforts to promote increased women’s involvement in governance and decision-making. 

The former Imo governor's aide said almost every First Lady in Africa initiates programs are around women’s political inclusion, women empowerment and poverty alleviation, expressing dissatisfaction that at the current rate of change, it may take another 180 years to close the gender gap in Africa which she attributed to lack of political will by policy actors .

She expressed gratitude to the organizers of Int'l Women Power Conference 2022 for finding her worthy of the recognition, pledging that she is challenged to do more in giving the women a voice in issues of inclusion in governance, empowerment and rights protection.





As part of activities marking the International Youth Day 2022, the Founder & Executive Director Gender Strategy Advancement International (GSAI), a leading NGO in Nigeria on gender inclusion, Adaora Onyechere will on Friday address a conference in Abuja organised by the People's Democratic Party, PDP. 

The conference which comes up on Friday, August 12, at 9:30am has as its theme, "Intergenerational Synergy in Governance". 

It is expected to witness the presence of youth and women advocates, students leaders, political office holders, youth organizations and other stakeholders in governance. 

Onyechere, a popular face in Nigeria's broadcast industry has been consistent in her advocacy for the inclusion of women in the country's governance structure. 

She is the Chairperson of Elect-Her Agenda35 Advisory Council, a non-profit organisation addressing the under-representation of women in politics, by democratising politics for women to Decide, Run and Win elections across in Africa.
 
She is also the Head, Women Affairs & Gender Cluster Committee Africa Union ECOSOC Nigeria, a role in which she has seen to the launch of several intervention programs that seek inclusion for women across sectors. 

One of such was the launch of the African Union Financial Inclusion Project Decade 2020 - 2030 in partnership with the Ministry of Women Affairs and adopted by the Nigerian Federal Government through the Presidency in March 2020.

Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello has emerged the Democracy Man of the Year 2022 after coming top at an online voting exercise which commenced in June. 

He came ahead of five other governors, each from the six geoolilital geopolitical zones. He represents North Central. 

Voters deployed yardsticks such as good governance, security, infrastructure, women inclusion and others to arrive at their choice. 

The Heroes of Democracy award is scheduled to take place on August 18, 2022 at Transcorp Hilton hotel Abuja.

With the theme, Sustaining Democracy Through Peaceful Electioneering, other eminent Nigerian leaders from the political, business and traditional spaces will be honoured. 

Others to be awarded at the event also emerged through the online voting. They recorded a wide acceptance in their states as trail blazers, bridge builder, with track record of excellence and clear vision in leadership.

Heroes of Democracy award isvpackaged by Face of Democracy Nigeria, FDN projects, Organisers of Face of Democracy Nigeria, founded by King Fajag

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has sued the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and the PDP over the conduct of the presidential primary of the party that was held was in Abuja on May 28 and May 29, 2022.


In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/782/2022, Wike and a PDP chieftain, Newgent Ekamon, are listed as the plaintiffs. In the originating summons, the PDP is listed as the first respondent while the Independent National Electoral Commission is the 2nd respondent. Tambuwal and Atiku are listed as the 3rd and 4th respondents respectively.


During the PDP presidential primary, when aspirants were asked to address delegates, Tambuwal had asked them to vote for him only to return moments later to ask them to vote for Atiku.


At the primary, Atiku polled 371 votes while Wike and Bukola Saraki garnered 237 and 70 votes respectively. After the convention, the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, described Tambuwal as the “hero of the convention.”


In the originating summons, Wike and his co-applicant asked the court to determine eight issues including whether the purported transfer of Tambuwal’s votes to Atiku by the PDP was illegal and void.


The plaintiffs asked the court to determine if Tambuwal lost his claim to votes the moment he stepped down for Atiku.


He asked the court to determine whether Tambuwal “having stepped down during the primaries ought to lose his votes.”


Wike and Ekamon argued that should these issues be determined in their favour, the court should grant nine reliefs including a declaration that the purported transfer of Tambuwal’s votes to Atiku be declared null and void.


The plaintiffs are also seeking a declaration that the PDP acted negligently and in bad faith by assigning the Sokoto governor’s votes to Atiku at the primary.


They prayed the court to “cancel the transfer of votes and a corresponding order restraining the 3rd respondent (Tambuwal’s) withdrawal in the primary was done after voting had commenced.”


The applicants also prayed the court to declare that the PDP and Atiku took undue advantage of Tambuwal’s withdrawal when they allowed the Sokoto governor to persuade delegates to vote for the former Vice-President in the primary.


Wike and Ekamon asked the court to order INEC to reject or remove Atiku from “its list of candidates in the 2023 presidential election.”


They are also seeking an order commanding the PDP to recount the votes of the primary that was held on May 28 and May 29.


Lastly, the applicants are seeking an order of the court “directing the 1st respondent (PDP) to declare the 2nd applicant (Wike), a presidential aspirant in the May 28 and May 29 primary as the winner of the aforesaid primary with a corresponding order directing the 1st respondent (PDP) to forward his name as the candidate to contest the presidential election in 2023.”


In a supporting affidavit he deposed to, Ekamon noted that he was a member of the PDP and attested to the fact that Wike won the presidential election.


He maintained that Tambuwal withdrew from the contest after voting had commenced and directed that his votes be assigned to Atiku.


“The third respondent (Tambuwal) speaking twice before stepping down from the contest, persuaded all his delegates who were going to vote for him to vote for the 4th respondent (Atiku).


“The 1st (PDP) and 4th (Atiku) respondents who also wanted the votes desperately agreed with the 3rd (Tambuwal) and assigned 3rd (Tambuwal) respodnent’s votes to the 4th (Atiku) respondent and increased his votes to win the 2nd applicant (Wike).


“The 2nd applicant (Wike) won the primaries if the votes of the 3rd respondent (Tambuwal) had not been transferred or assigned to the 4th respondent (Atiku).


The PUNCH learnt that the court processes had been served on the PDP at its Wadata Plaza headquarters located at Wuse Zone 5 while a copy had also been delivered to Atiku’s Campaign office in Maitama and the Sokoto State Government’s Liaison Office by the court bailiff.


Wike has been at loggerheads with Atiku and Tambuwal since his defeat in the presidential primary.


He had lambasted the PDP for allowing Tambuwal to canvass votes for Atiku after he had already been allowed to speak earlier at the convention.


“If I wanted to scuttle the convention, I could have done that and I told them… I have never seen how people can violate procedures and guidelines. Somebody had spoken. It is only at that point he was speaking that he could say I have withdrawn. You don’t call him back,” Wike had said.


After the primary, Atiku had been advised to pick Wike as his running mate. However, the former Vice-President decided to nominate Governor Ifeanyi Okowa as his running mate, a move that further deepened the crisis in the party.


Wike and his clique of governors have reportedly demanded the resignation of the PDP national chairman as a condition for them to campaign for Atiku. They argued that the all top positions in the party are being occupied by northerners and Ayu, who is from the North-Central must resign as a concession to the South.


However, Ayu has maintained that he would only resign after Atiku emerges the winner of the Presidential election next year.


When contacted on the telephone, the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said he was unaware of the case and thus could not comment on it.


“I’m just hearing about this case from you. I have not seen the process and thus cannot comment on it,” he said.


Also, Atiku’s Spokesman, Paul Ibe, said his principal had not yet been served and thus could not comment on the matter.


“We are not aware of the case and have not been served. When we are served, we will respond appropriately. However, the response will be done in the proper manner and not through the media,” Ibe said.


Effort to reach Wike on his mobile telephone proved abortive, as it indicated that the calls were being forwarded, even as he had yet to respond to a text message sent to his mobile as of the time of filing this report on Thursday night.


Similarly, Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, Special Assistant on Media to the Governor could not be reached as his mobile phone was not connecting, even as he had yet to reply to a text and WhatsApp message sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

All is now set for top entertainers and celebrities to Awka the Anambra state capital for the 2022 Face of Jasmine Africa Magazine/Jasmine Africa Honorary Awards. 

Top among those expected to thrill guests are, Nigerian singers, Terry G and Anyi Dons while top comedians including Frank D Don, Comic Dr Mmirioma, Parrot Mouth and a host of others will also be at the event live. 

It will be hosted by Diago and King Kamsi while Special Guests include Blessing CEO, veteran actress Maureen Ihua, actor Nosa Rex, Adaeze Eluke, Jerry Williams, Chantel lgwe and much more.

The 2022 Face of Jasmine Africa Magazine/Jasmine Africa Honorary Awards comes up on August 13th, 2022 at Geneva Continental Hotel. Guests are advised to dress in a touch of African attire. 

It has as the theme, "Honouring Deserving Africans" and will honour notable personalities including, Chief Hon. Emeka Igwe, Chief Barr. Chidi Amaeze and more. 

The organisers say it will feature a galaxy of doers and achievers, personalities in every walk of life who have made their marks in various fields of endeavor as they will be honoured with awards of excellence. 

It will also feature the unveiling the next edition of Jasmine Africa Magazine, unveiling of its beauty Queen or King who will be known for the next 12 months as Face of Jasmine Africa Magazine 2022.

In its quest to expand its investment drive across the African continent, one of the leading real estate companies Africa, Domak Group has recruited in its manpower two new vice presidents. 

They are, Her Excellency Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu and Amb Hillary Emoh.

They were unveiled in Abuja on Wednesday at a brief ceremony held at headquarters of the company and presided over by its president, Dr. Kingsley Azonobi. 

He announced Ndhlovu, a former deputy minister of Tourism Republic of Zimbabwe the vice-president Southern Africa Domak Group while Amb Hillary Emoh who is the President leaders without Borders Development Center was unveiled as the vice president in charge Domak Group Global Investment and Promotion. 

The leadership of the company had recently visited Zimbabwe where they met with the country's President, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa at the State House in Harare. 

President Mnangagwa at the meeting reiterated his commitment to lay a solid foundation that will ensure the delivery of no fewer than 1.2million housing units before 2050 for the Zimbabwean citizens.

The company had also commenced a multi billion Naira Garden City Karshi in Karu local Government Council of Nasarawa state. 

Azonobi at the unveiling ceremony expressed gratitude for having the two vice president in the team, expressing hope that they will support the business expansion of the organization.

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The Drum Majors for Peace a formost advocacy organisation where creativity is harnessed to promote positive values announces the third edition of her annually organised and internationally recognised NATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT AND PEACE SUMMIT in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, 2022, tagged: END RACISM. BUILD PEACE, with focus on: GOOD LEADERSHIP AND PEACE AGENDA: THE ROLE OF ENTERTAINMENT AND CREATIVE INDUSTRY, scheduled to take place as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, 20th September, 2022

VENUE: Ladi Kwali International Conference Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Wuse Abuja.

TIME: 11 am prompt.

The summit is very timely as the creative industry shall gather to contribute their quota in the promotion of peace before, during and after the forthcoming general elections especially now that the country is faced with all forms of challenges ranging from insecurity, kidnapping and all forms of agitation that suggests disintegration.


The Argument of the theme:

The black Nigerians abroad want to come home, because of Racism.

The black Nigerians abroad do not want to come home, because of bad government and corruption in Nigeria.

If there is good leadership and good government, there will be no racism, because every black person will be content in their country

And if every black Nigerian is content in their own country, Nigeria will develop in no distance time to a world power level.


Briefing news men, the Executive Director of the organisation Amb. Nsikan Paul explains that the Objectives of the Summit

is to strengthen the ideals of peace by galvanizing support for promotion of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG: 16) (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions)


To promote unity, social cohesion and creative empowerment, especially now that the country is battling with issues ranging from unemployment, insecurity, religious intolerance, and all forms of agitations that suggest disintegration. 


To promote open-mindedness for acceptance of the difference among gender, race, and territories.


The Summit brings together entertainers, stakeholders, youth groups, thought leaders, religious leaders, businessmen, artisans, government agencies and civil society organizations to use the instrumentality of entertainment and creative industry to drum the message of peace, reconciliation, tolerance and social cohesion in our fragile social fabric.


The release urges all members of the public to support and participate in the epoch-making event.

August 12th is here again and we're to celebrate the World Youth Day. But misplaced priority keep eating deep our bone marrow as a nation.

August 12 is a great day to celebrate the youths globally but as it stands in the current situation of our own nation Nigeria, more attention should be on August 19 been World Humanitarian Day. 

The youths which we tends to celebrate on August 12 are hungry and angry. Our politicians can barely walk in the streets without been stoned by their youths even outside the country. 

The youths have been bastardized to the point of hopelessness. More than 70% of the Nigerian youths are jobless and many among the 70% are helpless and depressed hence the World Humanitarian Day should rather be taken advantage of to right the wrong. 

Just 10% of the Nigerian politicians are in charge of 90% of the nation's wealth while leaving just 10% of the nation's wealth for 90% of the masses. And of this 10% of the nation's wealth, the youths only gets the crumbs that falls from the tables of elders and leaders through maybe bursary to NANS and other fewer means.
Youth leaders have chosen to rather be praise singers of bad leaders who do not care much about the future of the youth. 

If I am to thank the Nigeria President E.H President Muhammadu Buhari it's in the creation of the Office of the Humanitarian and Disaster Management. Headed by the Hon. Minister Dr. Farouq Sadiya. And I call on the Honourable Minister to heighten her efforts and widen the humanitarian gesture beyond the FCT border to reach the 774 local government of Nigeria. 

I also use this opportunity to beckon on the middle class, the rich and the wealthy class of this nation to take advantage of the forthcoming World Humanitarian Day as a day for sober reflection. A day to care for those around us and show love to the downtrodden. 

It is time to empower beauty Queens or pageant groups in our various states for they are saddled with more responsibilities to carry out humanitarian cause and stand in gap for the poor masses, youths and women. 

There's no doubt this is a trying time for everyone, and a  little care towards that poor neighbour can go a long way. The reality of thing is that prices of market commodities have sprang up almost triple and the minimum wage remain stagnant. 

Give out the clothes, shoes and other household items you no longer use. Give a call to that family member ask if everything is alright. Give some food stuffs to that poor family in your neighbourhood. 

A lot of people are currently going through hard times in this country. And since the government isn't forthcoming we need to help each other. 

Pastors and Imams should please up the humanitarian gestures at their worship centers. Beauty Queens (ex or reigning) should wake up and pick up their pet projects, hit the streets and give to the poor and the needy as usual. 

Let more free empowerment and skill acquisition programs be dosed out for youths and women. And we will find the youths more useful via our humanitarian gestures. 

Still. 
Happy International Youth Day
From all of us @queensconnectafrica

Amb. MarchGrey 
President, Queens Connect Africa.

Mr. Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has responded to the call for an issue-based campaign by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart.

Tinubu’s campaign organization had on Wednesday asked Obi to caution his supporters against spreading lies and denigrating its candidates.

Bayo Onanuga, the director of media and communications of the campaign, urged Obi and other presidential aspirants to desist from mudslinging and focus their campaigns on issues of good governance.

Onanuga, without providing evidence, accused Obi’s supporters of faking a letter attributed to Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, allegedly asking Tinubu to support Obi’s presidential bid and take care of his health.

“We have come to a point where it becomes imperative to tell Obi to show leadership. He should disavow his supporters who are employing fake news and disinformation as deliberate tools to deceive and poison the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians,” he had said.

But re-joining, Obi’s media adviser, Valentine Obienyem, said the Labour Party presidential candidate had always been an advocate for campaigns that are centered on important issues rather than name calling or trivial issues.

Obienyem, however, campaign tackled the Tinubu campaign origination over its attempt to attribute the fake Nana Akufo-Addo letter to Obi’s supporters,

According to him, it was wicked of the Tinubu campaign organization to link Obi’s supporters or group to the letter without providing evidence.

He also noted that if Tinubu was interested in an issues-based campaign as canvassed by his team, his supporters would not have taken to newspapers to publish opinion articles aimed at tarnishing Obi’s image.

Apparently referring to an opinion article titled ‘Obi-tuary’, where the writer, Sam Omatseye, who is an associate of Tinubu deeply criticized Obi, Obienyem said such articles with “offensive titles” do not suggest that the APC presidential candidate has an interest in campaigning on issues.

Obienyem also described Omatseye’s attempt to link Obi’s campaign to IPOB as the height of mischief.

“We know that things are not well in Nigeria. We know of the agitations in different parts of the country, our principal has always said what he would do with such organizations to stop their agitation and bring them back to Nigeria as one happy family. Rather than others say what they will do, they are here creating more problems by trying vainly and wickedly to link their fellow contestants to some of those organizations,” he added.

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III and Chairman, Ocean Marines Solutions Limited has been commended by the Anti-Pipeline Vandalisation/Crude Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkery Task Force Group for ensuring a seamless increase in the nation's production and sustaining the fight against crude oil theft in the creeks of Niger Delta. 


National Coordinator of the task force, self-acclaimed Gen. Fiawei Pathfinder, in a statement, said the monarch had kept aglow the original plan,  dreams and vision his  in-law and Founder of Ocean Marines, the late Chief Captain Hosa Okunbo, and also turned the company to a global brand in the nation's maritime and oil sector.


He said: "The highly respected first class monarch has been able to work hard tirelessly to reposition,  transform and restructure OMS and contributing to ensure that increase of oil production go on seamlessly in the country.

"He has also with his wealth of experience sustained the fight against pipeline vandalism and illegal bunkery activities, which have drastically reduced in the region.


We,  the leadership of Anti-Pipeline Vandalisation/Oil Theft and Illegal Bunkery Task Force Group commend the untiring sterling leadership qualities, selfless services of the Olu of Warri Kingdom,  Ogiame Atuwatse III, in the spirit of nation building and bridging peace borne out of patriotism of the late Captain Hosa Okunbo life-style and legacies.

"Through His Majesty, Ocean Marine Solutions Logistics Company, currently handling pipeline surveillance job in the creeks of Delta State has put in place proper measures to tackle the menace of pipeline vandalism and demolition of illegal refining camps set up by dare- devil syndicates with collaborators  in some high profile persons in the society.

"Looking  back after one year of the sudden demise of the Founder/CEO of Ocean Marine Solutions Company, Chief Okunbo, it is imperative for us as stakeholders in the oil sector who are in the fight against pipeline vandalization and crude oil theft in the creeks of the Niger Delta region, to emphatically appraise and applaud the excellent untiring selfless sacrifices.

Reality star, Liquorose, who is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation in Mexico, took to Instagram took to show her summer body in a revealing one-piece that showcased her backside. 

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Sensational singer, Seyi Shay, who welcomed her daughter in April, has revealed her reaction to a curse she claimed her colleague Tiwa Savage placed on her during their messy fight.

Recall, in June 2021, the two singers had a dirty showdown at the salon which saw them exchanging words, with Tiwa being held back from getting physical.

Seyi who expressed shock at the fact that Tiwa used her son’s life to swear that she had never done anything to her, claimed the singer said God will never give her a child because of her ‘bad spirit’.

Just recently, Seyi organised a question and answer session via her Instastory channel, and some fans used the opportunity to satisfy their curiosity on the messy fight.

An anonymous fan revisited Tiwa’s curse, and asked:

“WHEN YOU GAVE BIRTH DID YOU LAUGH AT TIWA SAVAGE AND THAT STUPID CURSE SHE PLACED ON YOU ABOUT NOT EXPERIENCING MOTHERHOOD?”

In response, Seyi said she did not laugh at Tiwa Savage instead she bowed in reverence to God.

She wrote;

“THE DEVIL IS A LIAR. WHOSE REPORT WILL YOU BELIEVE? I BELIEVE THE WORD OF THE MOST HIGH GOD. GOD IS FAITHFUL. I DID NOT LAUGH, I BOWED IN REVERENCE TO OLUWA. NEVER FORGET WETIN. HE SAYS ‘YES’ NOBODY CAN SAY NO.”




The Tinubu Campaign Organisation has appealed to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi to call his supporters to order and to allow this election circle to be about issues that will advance the growth, progress and stability of Nigeria.

In a statement Wednesday in Abuja, by its Director of Media and Communications, Mr Bayo Onanuga, the TCO admonished the Labour Party presidential candidate to get his supporters to desist from spreading lies, malice and denigrating other candidates, especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

TCO further states that Nigeria will be better for it and the electoral process will be enriched if the 2023 presidential campaign sticks to issues of good governance that will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty rather than being dominated by the ravings of guttersnipes, who do not wish the country well.

Mr. Onanuga noted that the Tinubu Campaign Organisation saw the need to appeal to Mr. Obi to rein in his supporters after investigating the origin of the fake report claiming that the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo wrote a letter to the All Progressives Congress Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, asking him to support Peter Obi and take care of his health.

President of Ghana via his official Twitter account has vehemently debunked the fake news as a product of deliberate mischief with the intent to deceive the public.

“I have written no such letter to the APC leader, and it will not occur to me to do so. Ghana and Nigeria boast of decades of cordial, strong and brotherly relations, and I am not going to be the one to interfere in the internal affairs and politics of Nigeria,” said President of Ghana via Twitter.

“We have found that the fake news about Akufo-Addo’s letter was first published on June 22 by a rogue platform, whose url reads as worlsnews.space (sic) and site identity as World of News.

“A content analysis of the site clearly showed that it is a Biafra news platform. The fake news was reposted on Facebook by Peter Obi Support Group, same day – a clear proof that Biafra campaigners and Peter Obi supporters are the same.

“Both the Facebook account and the website are replete with fake stories about Bola Tinubu, including a fake story credited to former governor Akinwunmi Ambode, alleging that Tinubu demanded N50billion monthly payment from him. The spuriousness of the statement is in the evidence that Lagos did not begin to clock N50billion revenue until after Ambode left office. Tinubu could not have demanded N50billion monthly payment from Ambode when the state government didn’t make such in a month throughout the tenure of Mr. Ambode.

“The pirate website, which the Facebook account feeds on also parades malicious fake news and headlines such as “ I am old, but my blood is young, please vote for me – Tinubu begs youth.”

“There is also the most wicked of all headlines: When I became president, I will Build more prison (sic) for Igbo’s and IPOB members – Tinubu.”

“The big surprise in all of these is that all the headlines have no supporting stories, and clicking them may bring virus to your computer.

“We have come to a point where it becomes imperative to tell Mr. Obi to show leadership and disavow his supporters who are employing fake news and disinformation as deliberate tools to deceive and poison the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians,” Mr. Onanuga reiterated.

The founder Peace Ambassador Agency Worldwide, Amb. Kingsley Amafibe has marked his birthday amidst loads of goodwill messages, felicitations and best wishes from friends and associates. 


The staff of Peace Ambassador Agency Worldwide and its partners have also taken to various social media platforms to celebrate the activist and peace advocate on his special day. 


The celebrant himself, Amb. Amafibe has also flooded the social media with new pictures where more felicitation messages have continued to pour in. 

One of the social media goodwill wishers and long time buddy, Mr Segun said, "A philanthropist and humanitarian per excellence, I celebrate you on this special day. You are a true meaning of patriotic, cosmopolitan and detribalised Nigerian. I am proud of identifying with you as a worthy boss who radiates kindness and good heart". 


His agency has been involved in several projects targeted at enhancing peace and national unity. 


Recently, he organized a peace novelty football match aimed at drawing the support of young people on the need for peaceful election in Nigeria in 2023. 


It was targeted at bringing together business executives, religious and youth leaders, entertainers and people from various fields of human endeavour for a joint effort for society change.

A business executive and the founder, Woodgate Structure Ltd, Nwugha Emeka Mac- Victor has climbed his 4th step amidts cheers and celebration. 


His friends and associates led by his beautiful wife had caught him unawares with a surprise birthday party to mark the day. 


They had converged at First Forty Hotel, Wuse 2 Abuja where the celebration took place. 


Mac-Victor is also the leader and 0.1 of a popular social development club in Abuja, OMC Group which boasts of prominent individuals as members. 

His company, Woodgate Structure Ltd is one of the most respected business development & human resources firms across Africa which had its headquarters in Abuja Nigeria.


His wife pulled the ice on the cake when she presented a beautiful portrait of him to mark the day. 


The birthday had some known faces in the entertainment industry like, including a popular beauty pageant organizer, Fajag, entertainer Mc Tagwaye, Political activist and

 Humanitarian Prince UC Ingawa, PR expert AlexReports, Hon. Leader Joe Onus, MC Shortcut, MC Papi, Prince

 Victor, some OMC

Members and more.