Pakistan, Russia Fighter Jets Set To Join War Against Boko Haram- NAF

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will take delivery of war -planes and helicopters from Pakistan and Russia to boost its fleet ahead of the final push against Boko Haram insurgents, it was learnt yesterday.

Nigeria has failed to procure fighter jets from the United States and Brazil.

Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, who broke the news in Abuja, said  Air Force personnel were undergoing training in many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, Egypt and China.

The news came as Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai ordered his men to end the insurgency this month.

Air Marshal Abubakar said: “We have been enjoying support from other countries. Sometimes arms procurement is shrouded in a lot of politics. Unfortunately, I’m not a politician, so I cannot say much on that. But what I can tell you is that right now we are expecting the Pakistani Chief of Air Staff in Nigeria soon. Pakistan has accepted to sell 10 trainer airplanes. And that is why the Pakistan Chief of Air Staff is coming for the induction ceremony in Kaduna.”

The Chief of Air Staff said the Air Force was assisting the Army and the Navy in the North and South fighting terrorism and militancy through operational strategy, air interdictions strategy and soft-core strategy.

He said the objective was to create an enabling environment for the ground and surface forces to operate with little or no hindrance.

He said the Service was carrying out massive reactivation of redundant aircraft and many of them are already involved in the fight against Boko Haram.

“Another sub -strategy is the reactivation of airplanes. We have embarked on the reactivation of airplanes and today we are on the 13th aircraft. What I mean by reactivation is that aircraft that were not involved in any fight before the coming of this Federal Government; they were parked before but are today part of the fight.

“The 13th aircraft as I speak to you is being worked upon in Yola and we are hoping that before the end of this month that airplane will be flying. When you train, you must reactivate the platform to be used in flying.”

He praised the competence of NAF pilots, saying:  “In the last 18 months, we have flown almost 3000 hours with no incident. The pilots are among the most competent. Because the training curriculum is very clear. And that is why now in the Air Force you look at the wings, pilots wear wings. We have categorised the wings according to their skill levels.

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National Carpentry & Furniture Summit Set To Hold In Abuja Dec 17

In a concerted effort to address the current unemployment challenges in Nigeria and to reposition the carpentry and furniture industry, Dazzle Carpentry Training Limited leads the industry to host the first NATIONAL CARPENTRY Camp, FURNITURE SUMMITS (NACAFS) in the Capital City, Abuja, Nigeria under the supervision of Africa’s leading event and business promotion company Azariah Transnational Synergy limited.

Speaking with the convener, Oji Chukwuemeka, he said the summit, which is the first of its kind in Africa, will provide veritable platform for industry enthusiasts, practitioners, stakeholders, government and its relevant and regulatory agencies to meet and explore relationships that will reposition the industry in Nigeria and thus provide job opportunities for Nigerian youths which is one of the goals of the platform.

He further stressed that the summit will create opportunities for the most important exhibitions in the wood, furniture and furnishings industry: office furniture, home furniture, Industrial furniture, kitchens and bathroom furniture, upholstered furniture, furnishings, lighting fixtures and equipment, woodworking machinery, major appliances, textiles, doors, components, manufacturers, architects, lighting designers, consultants, engineers, hospitality industry professionals, government officials, international entities and more with the sole purpose to promote efficient Carpentry and furniture innovations.

He reiterated that the National Carpentry and Furniture Summit will offer a unique program of plenary and knowledge sessions designed to shed light on the latest development in the furniture and carpentry sector.

He further assured that the summit will give all the practical resources needed to be up to speed with the latest trends in the carpentry and furniture sector, make practitioners’ business even more competitive, and facilitate companies’ expansion into new markets in Nigeria.

The National Carpentry and Furniture Summit 2016 is committed to promoting the Nigerian private sector and offers fortunate participants the unique opportunity to share the vision and experience of very high-profile contributors who are on the cutting-edge of woodwork, furniture and carpentry business issues while providing a platform for exhibition for industry practitioners.

He also highlighted the objectives of the summit as follows; Amongst other desirable achievements such as improving the economy of Nigeria, providing job opportunities and creating enabling environment for SMEs.

He states that the summit will be: “1. A birthing place for advanced applications of technology and innovation to Carpentry Camp; furniture practices.

“2. A meeting point for professionals and start-up entrepreneurs to engage in the pedalling of ideas and create useful interactions that will further position the sector in Nigeria.

“3. A place of unique understanding for investment in carpentry and furniture sector.

“4. A first step in exposing the opportunities in the carpentry camp; furniture sector in Nigeria and campaign for quality and innovation in the sector to encourage local and international patronage

“5. A platform to showcase the creativity and innovation of Nigerian carpenters and furniture practitioners to investors in Africa and around the world.”


Lagos Set To Make Guinness Book Of Records Via “City Of Lagos Monopoly’’

Lagos State is on the verge of making the Guinness Book of World Records via sports having successfully hosted the biggest ever Monopoly tournament.

The competition, tagged “City of Lagos Monopoly’’ was organised by the Lagos State Sports Commission in collaboration with Lagos-based Bestman Games, a sports development outfit.

The competition, held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, broke the world record of “Most People Playing Monopoly” under one roof.

The U-17 championships which had about 1,300 students overshot the expected number of students which the organisers initially pegged at 1,000.

The former world record was set at the Universal Studio in Singapore where 605 people gathered for the game on March 19, 2016.

Bestman Games says it is awaiting the confirmation of the feat by the Guinness Book of World Records for Lagos.

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Tinubu’s Associates Set To Revive AD Ahead Of 2019 Election

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the moribund Alliance for Democracy (AD) may be the political haven for associates of embattled National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

It was gathered that except President Muhammadu Buhari and well-meaning stakeholders in the ruling party take concrete and genuine steps to placate the former Lagos State governor, his allies may ditch the party for the AD.

A party source revealed that Tinubu’s camp may have opened discussions with stakeholders of the platform that brought him to power in 1999.

The party source noted that the forthcoming Ondo State governorship election would be used to test the waters.

The rejection of the  recommendations of the three-member Election Appeal Committee chaired by Mrs. Helen Bendega, which called for cancellation of the poll that produced Chief Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), and the submission of his name to INEC by the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun was the cause of the cold war betweenTinubu and the latter.

Tinubu, while demanding for the resignation of Odigie-Oyegun, accused the former Edo State governor of treating with disdain the joint petition written by Chiefs Oke, Olusegun Abraham and Senator Ajayi Borrofice rejecting the outcome of the primary that produced Akeredolu.

While the national leader backed Abraham for the ticket, forces in the Presidency supported Akeredolu, who was president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

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FG Set To Create 6000 Jobs

The Federal Government is set to create 6000 direct new jobs as part of efforts to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Affairs, Nasir Sa’idu Adhama, said in Abuja yesterday.
Adhama said government was establishing textile clusters within the six geo-political zones where 1000 unemployed youths from each zone would be trained and provided facilities like sewing machines, fabrics and other equipment.

The training which is set to take off in the next 60 days, seeks to engage 6000 youths who will be trained, while those already trained will be retrained.
“What we are looking at is after the training, state governments will provide the beneficiaries with opportunities to sew school uniforms for primary and secondary school students in the states. This will take away negative thoughts and idleness from them,” he said.
He urged all stakeholders to focus on the role of youths in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development.

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NLC Set To Shut Six Banks For Sacking Workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday threatened to shut the six banks that sacked their workers.

  The umbrella union gave the affected banks two weeks’ ultimatum to recall the sacked workers and allow unionisation.

The action has pitched the organised labour against employers of labour, with the umbrella body of the employers, the Nigeria Employers Consultative Assembly, saying the government had no right to tell banks not to sack workers.

Organised labour also threatened to picket the banks, if they did not halt the mass sack of workers, accusing them of disallowing unionisation and reneging on the principles of collective bargaining.

 NLC, in a letter to the management of the banks, which was signed by its Deputy General Secretary, Chris Uyot, said it would be forced to close the banks and their branches, if they failed to recall the affected workers.

The affected banks are: Fidelity Bank, Diamond Bank, First City Monument Bank, First Bank, Ecobank and Skye Bank.

The letter reads: “I have been directed to inform you that it has been brought to our notice by our affiliate union – the National Union of Banks, Insurance, and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) – that your bank is one of those that arbitrarily sacked workers recentoy, contrary to laid down procedures and the country’s extant labour laws.

“Also of concern has been that these blatant retrenchments were carried out without recourse to several correspondences, including letters and circulars sent to you by the union to retrace your steps in line with best practices in labour relations and laws of the land…”

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WAEC Set To Introduce New Device To Check Collusion

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it is set to introduce a device that will henceforth check collusion during its examinations across the country.

The council’s Head, Media and Information, Mr Damianus Ojijeogu said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said that during the 2014/2015 examination, it was discovered that collusion was gradually replacing other previous forms of malpractices recorded by the council including impersonation.

“We are planning to introduce software called Item Differential Programme. This device is one that would assist in detecting collusion in any given examination.

“The introduction of the device is based on the high level of collusion that we discovered during the 2014/2015 examination.

“The device will be able to detect if candidates have jointly answered a particular multiple choice question, which we refer to as item.”

“For instance, if out of 100 candidates, 80 per cent of them go for a particular item which might be wrong as their answer, the device will immediately flag such item and aggregate the candidates,” he explained.

Ojijeogu noted that the device, if approved by council, might be introduced at its 2016 November/December diet of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

He, however, said if it was unable to introduce it during the examination in November, it would do that during the 2017 May/June diet of the WASSCE.

According to him, the council is already doing trial run and fine tuning the device.

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Fraud In NBC: EFCC Recovers N10b, Set To Prosecute Ex-DG Mba, Three Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered NN10,061,172,600 from the National Broadcasting Commission(NBC) being alleged inflation of collateral funds meant for Digital Set-Top -Boxes.

The commission is set to prosecute a former Director-General of NBC, Mr. Emeka Mba and three others.

Also to face trial is  the NBC’s Director of Finance, Mr. Patrick Areh, who received a curious transfer of N390million and another N20million cash gift from the contract sum.

Others are  the Managing Director, Technology Advisor, Mr. Basil Udotai, and the Managing Director of In-View Technology Limited and D-Vine Partners Limited, Mr. Babatunji Amure.

According to EFCC’s investigation, NBC under Mba defied the Federal Government’s directive  of August 7, 2015 on Treasury Single Account (TSA) to divert N15,038,400,000, out of N34,114,500,000 received from MTN for Spectrum Band Width, to finance the contract for the Digital Set-Top -Boxes.

Out of the diverted N15,038,400,000 as collateral security to Zenith Bank Plc, EFCC investigators discovered that only N4,977,227,400 was needed.

The commission said “only eight (8) out of the 12 companies opened letter of credit amounting to N3,739,727,400.00 while the sum of N1,237,400,000 was for the Digital Access Fees making a total of N4,977,227,400.”

The EFCC said after a reconciliation meeting with the Ministry of Information and Zenith Bank Plc, it was “agreed that N10,061,172,600 was in excess and should be recovered by the EFCC.”

Mba and others will face trial for non-compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on TSA, abuse of the Procurement Law, and award of contracts beyond the N50million spending limit of the DG of NBC.

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Discos Set Agenda For Fashola

For the new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, is to make any headway as he tackles the perennially weak public power supply in the country, then he must, among others, focus on privatising the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), electricity distribution companies (Discos) have said.

The Discos say the weakness of the grid and the power tussle within TCN, especially the alleged meddling by the Ministry of Power officials, had further dimmed the hope of a vibrant transmission network for the country.

These were among the issues canvassed by the Director of Research and Advocacy for the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Olurotimi Oduntan, in an interview with The Guardian.
“The power sector expects Fashola to sort out the problem in TCN,” he said.

He also called attention to the need for the minister to lead the campaign for a cost reflective tariff and also for the Federal Government to allow the Discos access to funds from Sovereign Wealth Fund.

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FG Set For Swearing In Of Ministers Tomorrow, See Photo

Photographer, Bayo Omoboriowo, gives us a glimpse into the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed ministers set for tomorrow. He shares a perfectly capture photo of the event stage which has been decorated and set ready for tomorrow. See IG post below:

INEC Faults Tribunal’s Judgment On Rivers Guber Election, Asks Appeal Court To Set It Aside

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has filed an appeal  against the judgment of the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal nullifying  the election of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
The electoral body filed her appeal dated November 4, 2015 at the Court of  Appeal, Abuja Judicial Division on  November 5, 2015.

In a 12-grounds appeal filed on behalf of INEC  by her counsel, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, the  electoral  body challenged the  entirety of  the tribunal’s judgment.

The  reliefs sought by INEC  in her appeal include: “an order allowing  the  appeal, an order setting aside the decision of the tribunal and an order dismissing the petition as lacking in merit.”

According to INEC, the learned justices of the tribunal erred in law when it failed to evaluate the evidence of each of the witness called by the petitioners before reaching  its decision.

INEC stated: “The tribunal was obligated to making findings as to where elections were said to have held on the one part and where they were alleged not to have held on the other part.”

The electoral body further stated that the tribunal  erred when it resorted to generic declaration like “many instances,” when the justices were obligated to specify where the  evidence  elicited under cross examination enhanced the case of the first and  second  respondents.

The INEC further stated that the tribunal erred  when it used the testimonies of witnesses  who were not at polling  stations  to nullify  the Rivers  governorship election.

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Anti Boko Haram Raids Set To Begin

UN West Africa Representative, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, says a regional security operation against Boko Haram in West Africa is due to start at the end of the rainy season in a bid to put an end to the militants’ offensive in the region.

According to Mr Chambas, the expected joint raids would adapt to the changing tactics of the enemy.

“The rainy season is always an opportunity for terrorist groups and extremist movements like that to hide in the forests to perpetrate the atrocities they commit in the Sahara, Sahel and Savanah zone.

“When the rainy season is over, it makes the movement of the military much easier and we expect to see a very aggressive approach against Boko Haram this coming dry season,” he said.

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Students Set School Buildings Ablaze In Katsina Because Of Poor Performance

There was pandemonium at the Federal Science and Technical College Dayi, Malumfashi LGA of Katsina State, yesterday, where yet to be identified students reportedly set school store, clinic and two other structures ablaze.

It was gathered that the suspected students, in an act that defied logic, set fire on the building which houses foodstuffs worth hundreds of thousands of naira.

Our source listed other structures set ablaze by the students to include a library building said to have been built and donated to the school by Parents Teachers Association (PTA).

There were however two different versions of the reasons for the students’ action with one source saying the students embarked on the heinous crime to register their displeasure over the ban on use of handsets in the school.

“You know this principal is strict and has directed that no student should be seen with handsets as it disrupts their learning. Some students who violates the directive had their phones seized. We suspect the students did this to protest that” a source who doesn’t want to be named said.

But another source said the destruction which is the first of its kind in the history of the school was caused by some aggrieved students who were asked to repeat classes following poor performance.

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Police Set To Arraign 5 Over Nyanya, Kuje Bombings

The Nigeria Police Force are set to arraign five suspects over the October 2, 2015 twin bombings in Kuje and Nyanya areas of Abuja.

Speaking in his office at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, said “after careful and discreet investigations into the recent bombings that took place in some parts of Abuja, the Nigeria Police Force will on October 22, 2015 take the suspects to the Federal High Court, Abuja for prosecution”.

Force spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, quoted Mr. Arase as saying “the five suspects were arrested at Karamajiji Village, behind National Military Cemetery along Airport Road, Abuja and dangerous bombing tools which include I-pad, Laptop and Phone believed to be used as materials for making bombs were recovered”.

The Police chief reportedly said “the arrest of the suspects was made possible by the proactive nature of the newly formed Intelligence Response Team, also warned Nigerians to avoid the temptation of picking 1-pad, phones or laptops not kept by them, as terrorists now use these items in manufacturing bombs, knowing its attractions and needs to the people.”

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Buhari Set To Swear In SGF, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari is set to swear in the newly appointed Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Engr. Babachir David Lawal.

The event which would be held at the presidential villa, Abuja any time soon will also include other newly appointed presidential aides.

President last week Thursday, appointed Babachir David Lawal as Chief of Staff to the President; Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) as new Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service; Mr. Kure Martin Abeshi, Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service; Senator Ita S.J. Enang as SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) and Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu as SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).


Amber Rose & Blac Chyna Set For Their Own Reality Series

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna are getting their own MTV reality show, a source say it’s close to being a done deal with contracts on the table.

Sources close to production say the show won’t be ratchet … it’ll focus on Amber and Chyna taking care of their kids while juggling work, including club appearances.

No word if either of their famous exes Wiz Khalifa or Tyga — who already has a show on MTV2 — will be involved, but it wouldn’t hurt ratings.

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Man Set Ablaze For Stealing Pot Of Soup

A man has been lynched and set ablaze by a mob, on Sunday morning in Calabar, capital city of Cross River State, for allegedly robbing a woman of a pot of soup.

The incident occurred near Atu Secondary School in the city. The victim and two other suspects were alleged to have been attracted by the aroma as the woman cooked the soup, and had snatched the pot after they attacked her.

The woman, whose name was yet to be ascertained as at the time of this report, thereafter raised an alarm, which prompted neighbours to pursue the fleeing robbers and eventually catch one of them. The irate youths hacked at the suspect with machetes before setting him ablaze.

One of the neighbours, who refused to give his name, said the unlucky man was apprehended because he refused to let go of the pot while he was fleeing; adding that the suspects had robbed several other people in the area recently.

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North Set To Take Over NNPC- Report

Barely 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari dissolved the board of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), intense lobby has begun to fill the positions of the Group Managing Director (GMD) and those of Executive Directors. Eight new structures are being proposed for the corporation and it is already awaiting the approval of the President.

It was further gathered that there was likely to be further sweeping changes at NNPC, a development which may lead to the sack of other Managing Directors and General Managers. As part of measures aimed at ensuring a smooth take-off of the proposed new structures, some highly placed northerners from the core northern states are already strategizing to fill existing vacancies, while other “qualified” officers from the North-Central, South-West, South-East and South-South geo-political zones, would be “pushed to obscure departments and positions.”

So far, Daily Sun further gathered, three names from the North-West and North-East zones are believed to have been penciled down for consideration and possible approval for the position of Group Managing Director (GMD) of the NNPC. The three persons are: Malam Isa Inuwa from Kano State, Dr. M. K. Baru, Bauchi and Alhaji Sa’adi Farouk, Sokoto State.

Dr. Baru is a former Group General Manager of NAPIMS, a subsidiary of the NNPC, while Malam Inuwa, whose background is in Accounting, is the Deputy Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) just as Alhaji Farouk, had served as Group Executive director (GED) Exploration Production of the NNPC.

A source said some powerful forces from the North close to the Presidency that include a governor of one of the North-Western states, is said to be leading the trio of Malam Sarki Abba, Adamu Adamu and AVM Muktar in lobbying Aso Rock Villa to approve the new structure and appointment of one of the three nominees.

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PDP Governors Set To Replace Mu’azu

Governors elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party are expected to meet in Abuja on Monday.

The governors during the meeting are expected to discuss how to find a replacement for the former Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu who resigned on May 20 on health grounds. The party’s Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus, has been acting as the National Chairman since Mu’azu’s exit.

Monday’s meeting of the PDP governors is expected to be presided over by the Chairman of the party’s governors’  forum, Governor Olusegun Mimiko.

There are indications that the governors will likely picked a candidate from the  North-East, where the position of national chairman was zoned to.

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Army Set To Court-Martial Ransome-Kuti, Four Others

The Nigerian Army has concluded plans to arraign a former Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, Brig. Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti and four other officers on the 29th of June for offences they allegedly committed during the Boko Haram attack on Baga in Borno State in January, the Punch reports.

Those listed alongside Ransome-Kuti on the charge sheet are Col. O.C. Ajunwa, Lt. Col. A. Haruna, Lt. Col. G.A. Suru and Maj. A.A. Malgwi.

The five officers are to be arraigned before a General Court Martial sitting at the Abacha Barracks, Abuja on three counts of cowardly behaviour, failure to perform military duties and miscellaneous offences relating to loss of armament. They were originally scheduled to be arraigned on Monday.

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APC Set To Reconcile Saraki, Tinubu

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are said to have started a process to reconcile the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu.

The duo fell apart following the sharp differences over the choice of the party’s candidates for the top seats in the National Assembly.

The leaders decided to intervene and settle the dispute in view of its implications for the image of the party and the stability of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party leaders have already opened a line of communication between the two .

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President Buhari Set To Name Chief Of Staff, SGF, Other Aides Today

The shape and faces to the Muhammadu Buhari administration will begin to unfold today baring any last minute change of mind by the president, Vanguard has learnt. Among those to be named are the Chief of Staff, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF and personal staff of the president and the vice-president.

Yesterday, the president requested the Senate to approve 15 special advisers for him. Meanwhile, the delay in the announcement of senior officials of the new administration, it was learnt yesterday, flowed from the delay by the former officials of Goodluck Jonathan administration in forwarding their handover notes to the transition committee constituted by Buhari.

Sources close to the President and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, disclosed yesterday that the president would make known the senior officials of his government today. Besides the Chief of Staff and SGF, other officials to be named may include the Special Adviser to the National Assembly, Political Adviser among senior aides of the president.

“The announcements will be made today baring a last minute change of decision,” a source privy to the development told Vanguard last night even as he added that the president’s scheduled trip to Niger and Chad may be the only factors that may delay the announcement. Meanwhile, a senior associate of the president yesterday traced the delay in the announcement of the president’s senior aides to the delay in the transmission of the handover notes by the Jonathan officials to the transition team constituted by Buhari ahead of his inauguration.

“All we have been doing since Friday is poring over these notes. This is because you need to know the position of things before you delegate the appropriate personnel to any establishment of government,” a source privy to the ongoing developments told Vanguard last night.


Gov. Oshiomole Set To Re-Marry

Governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomole is reportedly getting ready to re-marry, 5 years after losing his first wife, Clara, to cancer in 2010.

According to sources close to the governor, Governor Oshiomole will be getting married to Miss Lala Forte at the Etsako West Local Government Council Marriage Registry, Auchi on Friday May 15th by 10am.

Reception will take place at the People’s Hall in Iyamho, Edo state.

Oshiomhole has already sent out a personally signed letter to friends and associates inviting them to the wedding.

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PDP Governors Set To Form New Party

There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may break- up. Governors elected under the party’s platform are planning to form a new political party away from the crisis-ridden PDP.

The governors are insisting that the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu should step-down from office. They have resolved to form a new political platform if Mu’Azu fails to resign.

Mu’azu has, however, insisted that he would not resign until the end of his tenure in 2016.

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