2 Teenagers Hawking Sachet Water Get N1m After Running Into Gov. Umahi

Luck smiled on two teenage hawkers in Abakaliki on Tuesday as Governor David Umahi doled out N1m to them. The two children, Ukamaka Ikema and Chimuanya Nwarie, had unknowingly ran into the Governor who was inspecting the Akanu Ibiam Roundabout flyover along the Transhara Expressway in the city.

Ukamaka, aged 10 is a primary three pupil of Ezikwo Primary School while   Chimuanya, who is 12, is  a JS I student of Evangel Nursery, Primary and Secondary School in the state capital.

Governor Umahi, who was accompanied by his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, and  some members of the state Executive Council, had on noticing  that  his security aides frightened  the children directed his orderly to bring them to him.

After interacting with Ukamaka, who was hawking sachet water, the Governor asked his ADC to deploy a patrol vehicle to pick up the parents of the teenagers from their homes. The children had told the Governor that they had closed from school  before hitting the streets to hawk.

A statement on Wednesday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, explained that at the Government House, Engr. Umahi interacted with the mothers of the two children, warning them  against sending their wards to hawk.

After hearing the plight of the children’s parents, he approved  N500,000  for  each of them  for the upkeep and tuition  of the two children.

Umahi told the parents to  deposit  N200, 000 each  in  their  banks and use the balance of N300,000 each to start small scale business. The women who were overjoyed also had another package: They were both offered temporary appointments by the governor.

Before they left the Government House, accounts were opened for the two children by officials of Zenith Bank.

The  mothers of the two beneficiaries, Mrs. Blessing Nwarie and and Mrs. Ada Nwota, both natives of Okposi in Ohaozara Local Government Area could not hide their joy as they  praised  and thanked the Governor  for his kind gesture.

They said they were convinced that Governor Umahi was sent by God to uplift the downtrodden in the state.
“I pray the Almighty God to continue to shower his blessings and wisdom upon our amiable Governor and family,” Mrs. Nwarie said.

Ukamaka and Nwarie, in their separate remarks, thanked Umahi and promised to be good children.



Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Is Seriously Considering Running For President

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been winning all year! To start off, Forbes recently named him the highest paid actor in the world, and now People Magazine has crowned him 2016’s Sexiest Man Alive.

All the coins and sexiness aside, The Rock is actually considering running for president.

 Is Donald Trump’s win, and Kanye West’s quest to run in 2020 making it the new normal for celebs to seriously consider running for president?

“I used to say it jokingly but every time I was asked, it was with a real genuine interest. And it was very earnest,” Dwayne said to PEOPLE.

“And so I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there’s a good chance. Yeah, one day. Then we’ll do another interview like this.” He continued.

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I Beheaded My Victim To Avoid Running Mad, Arrested Man Confesses

The Police in Abia State have arrested a man, Emmanuel Effiong, who said he beheaded a woman in order to prevent himself from running mad.

Effiong, who pleaded guilty in an interview with newsmen in Aba during his parade by the Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said he beheaded the woman in the night and threw her head into the Aba River.

He said a spiritualist had advised him to perform the act as a sacrifice to avert an imminent danger of running mad.

Oyebade also paraded three final-year undergraduates of a tertiary institution, who admitted that they were members of a six-man gang which allegedly dispossessed somebody of a Toyota Highlander Jeep in Umuahia on October 10.

One of the suspects, Chimezie Chukwu, 24, told newsmen that the gang specialised in car-snatching and that the incident, which led to their arrest, was his third experience.

Besides the Highlander, a Mercedes Benz with registration number AG 467 NEM was also recovered from the suspects.

Other items recovered are one AK-47 rifle with two magazines containing 31 rounds of live ammunition and one locally-made revolver pistol with four rounds of live ammunition, among others.

Oyebade, who expressed concerns over the rising cases of crime and criminality in Abia involving undergraduates, restated the commitment of the command to check the phenomenon.

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Total Sum Buhari Will Spend Running State House Compared To Jonathan- Report

President Muhammadu Buhari will spend N18.1 billion in 2016 to run the State House, Nigeria’s seat of power, an amount that is N11.5 billion more than what his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, spent in 2015.

The amount is also N5.9 billion more than what Mr. Jonathan spent in 2014 on the State House,  according to the details of the 2016 budget.

Mr. Buhari will, however, reduce the cost of feeding for the first and second families, when compared to what the Jonathan administration spent in previous years.

Mr. Buhari presented a N6.08 trillion budget to the National Assembly last week, promising more jobs, economic growth and a cut-down on frivolous spending. But details of the budget show that the State House will cumulatively receive N18.1 billion in 2016.

In 2014, Mr. Jonathan spent N12.2 billion on the State House, while in 2015, the government spent N6.6 billion for the presidential office, amid dwindling revenue occasioned by sliding oil prices.

The costs cover the State House Headquarters, the president’s office and the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. They also cover the budgets of the State House medical centre and the Lagos Liaison office.

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I Have No Interest In Running For Political Office- Dangote

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote on Tuesday said that he had no interest in actively participating in politics, saying business and politics should never be mixed.

Dangote, the Chairman of Dangote Group, made this known while speaking with newsmen during a condolence visit to the Awolowo family over the death of Mrs Hannah Awolowo (HID) at the family’s residence in Ikenne-Remo, Ogun.

The business mogul said that the set of skills required to become successful in business differed from those of politics.

“I can’t be in politics because they say when you want to clap you need two hands.

“If all of us in business go into politics then who is going to create the jobs?

“We are in the private sector so we should be creating jobs. Government should be creating good policies and also ensuring that we are not taking advantage of the poor.

“They are doing what they know how to do best and we are also doing what we know how to do best. Each is a master in its own terrain,” Dangote said.

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Mayor Wanted For Running Her Town Via WhatsApp

BBC reports 25-year-old Lidiane Leite, mayor of Brazilian town Bom Jardim, is on the run from law enforcement after it was discovered that she didn’t actually live in Bom Jardim and was running the town via WhatsApp.

Leite ran for office in 2012 in the small town after her then-boyfriend Beto Rocha was banned from running due to corruption charges against him. She stepped in to run for mayor in his place, and when she won, she appointed Rocha as her advisor, though the two broke up earlier this year.

Prosecutors then discovered that she was living 170 miles away from Bom Jardim in the town of Maranhao and that the only contact she had with the people in Bom Jardim was when she used WhatsApp to contact her Cabinet members. The BBC reports that Leite is also being investigated for misappropriating the equivalent of around $4 million in state education funds.

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