By Peter Okutu
THE Chairman of Afikpo-South Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State, Dr. Eni Uduma Chima, Thursday, alleged that the Senator representing Ebonyi Central zone on the Pink Chamber cast his two Bizarre Stage West African Examination outcomes of 1989 and 1990 within the State.
The outcomes, in keeping with Chima “has as soon as been questioned by the Stakeholders of Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in 2019” as “the passport images on the 2 Bizarre Stage Outcomes are these of two completely different individuals and never that of Candidate Joseph Obinna Ogba.”
In a press release titled: “Additional Musing on Senator Sergeant Joseph Obinna Ogba on his unwarranted insults and false accusations in opposition to the Ebonyi State Governor” and issued to Journalists in Abakaliki, the Ex-Lawmaker identified that “After verification of the Outcomes upon software to the West African Examination Council, the Council unequivocally confirmed that the WAEC Outcomes of 1989 and 1990 being paraded by Joseph Obinna Ogba had been merchandise of examination malpractice, impersonation and criminality.”
“I reiterate my erstwhile place that Sergeant Ogba has scanty tutorial qualification however will add, since he has introduced it up as a problem, that his primary qualification of Bizarre Stage West African Examination Certificates is questionable and in reality has as soon as been questioned by the Stakeholders of Ebonyi Central Senatorial District in 2019.
“After verification of the Outcomes upon software to the West African Examination Council, the Council unequivocally confirmed that the WAEC Outcomes of 1989 and 1990 being paraded by Joseph Obinna Ogba as his are merchandise of examination malpractice, impersonation and criminality because the passport images on the 2 Bizarre Stage Outcomes are these of two completely different individuals and never that of Candidate Joseph Obinna Ogba.
“Ogba’s try to exchange the mercenary’s passport images embossed on the spurious certificates along with his (Ogba’s) personal, with the connivance of Mr. Stephen Ali, a WAEC official failed and led to the dismissal of Mr. Ali from West African Examination Council.
“It beats one’s creativeness that even the mercenary whose image is embossed on Ogba’s WAEC certificates couldn’t go the Artwork Topics he wrote in a single sitting, speak of birds of an identical plumage flocking collectively and congregating inside the similar proximity.”
Chima additional described Ogba’s purported WAEC Outcomes as “being the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau” which can find yourself serving as a clog within the wheel of him attaining a gubernatorial place.
“The difficulty of Ogba’s O’degree Outcomes being the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau is a data within the public area and can stay an albatross which can show deadly to his far-fetched fantasy of achieving a gubernatorial place.”
As at time of this report, Senator Ogba was but to reply to the textual content message despatched to his telephone on the problem of alleged certificates forgery by him. Ends
I provide you with 7 days to vacate Ondo Forest Reserves, Akeredolu tells herdsmen
By Nwafor Sunday
With the excessive charge of insecurity within the state, the governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu, Monday ordered herdsmen to vacate the state’s Forest Reserves inside seven days.
Akeredolu gave the order in a sequence of tweets, prohibiting the motion of cattle’s throughout the metropolis and highways.
His phrases: “These unlucky incidents are traceable to the actions of some unhealthy components masquerading as herdsmen.
“These felons have turned our forest reserves into hideouts for protecting victims of kidnapping, negotiating for ransom and finishing up different felony actions.
“Because the Chief Regulation and Safety Officer of the State, it’s my constitutional obligation to do every part lawful to guard the lives and property of all residents of the State. In mild of the foregoing, the next orders are hereby issued:
“1. All Forest Reserves within the State are to be vacated by herdsmen throughout the subsequent 7 days with impact from at present, Monday 18th January, 2021.
“2. Night time-grazing is banned with instant impact as a result of most farm destruction takes place at evening.
“3. Motion of cattle inside cities and highways is prohibited.
“4. Beneath-aged grazing of cattle is outlawed.
“Our decision to ensure security of lives and property throughout the State shall stay utmost as safety businesses have been directed to implement the ban.
“In its standard magnanimity, our administration will give a grace interval of seven days for individuals who want to keep on with their cattle-rearing enterprise to register with acceptable authorities.”
Uganda eases web shutdown imposed over election
Web was partially restored in Uganda on Monday nearly 5 days after a near-total blackout was imposed throughout the nation on the eve of elections the opposition says have been rigged.
The gradual easing of web restrictions got here as police introduced dozens of arrests for alleged election-related violence, and surrounded the headquarters of the primary opposition social gathering whose chief is below efficient home arrest.
Lengthy-term chief Yoweri Musveni was declared the winner of a January 14 presidential election, securing 58.6 per cent of the vote and a sixth time period after 35 years in energy.
His essential rival, musician turned lawmaker Bobi Wine, got here a distant second with 34.eight per cent. He has rejected the outcomes, and decried the election as a sham.
A authorities spokesman mentioned an unprecedented web shutdown imposed on January 13 for alleged nationwide safety causes had been lifted.
“The web has been restored. Different platforms are nonetheless below evaluation,” Ofwono Opondo, the spokesman, informed AFP.
“We will go full throttle relying on what occurs within the preliminary section of opening connectivity… We advise web customers, particularly these from the opposition, to not use it to advertise hate messages, threats” and intimidation.
Social media entry remained patchy within the capital Kampala, the place tens of millions of web customers have been unable to ship emails, search the net, or use Fb, WhatsApp and different communication platforms for the higher a part of per week.
NetBlocks, a non-government organisation that tracks web shutdowns, mentioned community information confirmed an increase in connectivity in Uganda to 37 p.c in spite of everything however core infrastructure, regulatory and authorities networks have been switched off.
“This implies that Uganda’s election shutdown, or a minimum of the process below which it was carried out, was deliberate a while prematurely. This has been one of many extra orderly nation-scale community blackouts we’ve tracked,” NetBlocks informed AFP.
The headquarters of Wine’s Nationwide Unity Platform (NUP) in Kampala was below police guard Monday in what the opposition chief known as a “raid” by safety forces.
“Museveni after committing the vilest election fraud in historical past, has resorted to essentially the most despicable types of intimidation,” Wine tweeted.
Uganda police spokesman Fred Enanga mentioned 55 individuals had been arrested over the election interval for “violent acts” together with blocking highways and damaging property.
“Although the polls have been peaceable and a hit, there have been felony parts that wished to trigger violence,” he mentioned, including the accused would face courtroom.
Troopers kill 35 bandits, arrest 2 suspects in Zamfara, Katsina
Troops of the Operation ”Hadarin Daji”, have eradicated 35 bandits and arrested two of their collaborators in several encounters in Zamfara and Katsina State, the Defence Headquarters has stated.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, made this identified in a press release on Monday.
Enenche additionally assist the troops of ”Ahead Working Base Kekuwuje” on Sunday, engaged the bandits following credible intelligence on their motion with rustled animals at Bungudu Native Authorities Space of Zamfara.
”In the midst of the encounter 30 armed bandits had been neutralised whereas 24 cows and unspecified variety of sheep had been recovered.
“Equally, nonetheless on identical 17 January 21, troops deployed at Maradun acquired info of reprisal assault by armed bandits at Janbako village in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State.
“Troops swiftly mobilised to the realm to forestall the reprisal assault. Troops had been ambushed in need of Janbako village the place firefight ensued. The gallant troops overwhelmed the bandits and neutralised 5 of them.
”At the moment troops are in pursuit of fleeing bandits,” he stated.
In one other improvement, he stated, following a tip off, two suspected bandits’ collaborators named Mustapha Sani and Murtala Sani had been arrested at Dungun Muazu village in Sabuwa Native Authorities Space of Katsina State.
“Suspects are in custody for additional motion.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria and different safety companies will maintain the offensive in opposition to the enemies of our Nation.
“We will not relent till normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the nation,” he stated. (NAN)
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