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Igbo Presidency: 1914 amalgamation, an amazing mistake

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By Omeiza Ajayi

The World Motion for Igbo President in 2023, GLOMIP has described the 1914 amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorates as a historic mistake which has led to a few of the present existential threats dealing with the nation.

Dr Nnanna Igwe, the Coordinator for GLOMIP 2023 in the UK and Europe disclosed this in a press release on Sunday.

He mentioned the Motion had met on the weekend with media organizations in London and that its leaders are resolved to make use of all reliable means to make sure an influence shift in 2023.

He mentioned; “The amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 has turned out to be a elementary and administrative mistake of big generational penalties and implications. The amalgamation of the Southern and Northern Protectorates was flawed as a result of it did not take into cognizance the multi-complexities of the varied amalgams comprising properly established kingdoms, empires, and nations with super variety.

“Nigeria at present is probably the most numerous nation within the globe with over 300 ethnic nations and greater than 500 languages.

“The pre-independence agitation for Nigeria was predicated on patriotism, fairness, justice, equity, love, rule of legislation, democracy, peace, unity for progressive, virile one Nigeria. The inspiration of Nigeria was based mostly on ideas of true federalism to handle the issues resultant from amalgamation of Nigeria. It was wrongly envisaged that the nationalists who perceive Nigeria would usher in good governance, transparency, accountability, fairness, energy shearing, useful resource management and equity within the operation of Federalism.

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“At this time Nigeria is a sadly dealing with monumental challenges and on the precipice of disintegration on account of successive governments. Since independence in 1960, Hausa/ Fulani from the North have dominated for greater than 40 years, the Yorubas for greater than 10 years and South South 6 years and South East solely 6months of navy.

“Fellow Compatriots, you may see the obvious imbalance and this is the reason time has come to do the needful in 2023.

“To avoid wasting Nigeria, women and gents and compatriots one thing pressing should be carried out. The restructuring of Nigeria should be carried out instantly, insecurities should be totally tackled urgently and energy shift to South East of Nigeria in 2023 is ultra-sacrosanct.

The issues of herdsmen assaults and killings, terrorism by Bokoharam, monumental corruption, rigging of elections, unemployment, underdevelopment, lack of roads, poor schooling and well being services should be urgently tackled”.

GLOMIP famous that the latest #EndSARS peaceable protests nearly led to the collapse of the nation, including that it was time to appropriate the marginalisation of the previous and unite the nation for better tomorrow.

“At Independence, Nigeria stood on tripod of Igbo, Hausa/ Fulani and Yoruba. At this time solely the Igbo nation has been denied the presidency of Nigeria. Why my fellow compatriots?

What is nice for the goose can also be good for the gander”, he acknowledged.

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Lawyer Dragged To Court docket For Disclosing A Shopper’s Will With out His Consent

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A lawsuit has been filed at a Excessive Court docket sitting in Port Harcourt in opposition to a legal-practitioner recognized as Prince Gbogboade Akintoye by a 79-year outdated man, Chief Gaskin Egede Sobrasuaipiki, for allegedly disclosing the content material of his Will with out his consent.

Within the go well with quantity PHC/2518/CS/2020, the claimant urged the Court docket to order the defendant to return the file copy of the Will in his possession, saying the Will has been revoked.

He demanded the sum of N100 million as common damages for the defendant’s negligence in addition to for the trauma he has suffered on account of the unprofessional dealing with of his Will by the defendant.

When the matter got here up on Wednesday, the presiding decide, Hon. Justice Okogbule Gbasam adjourned listening to on the case to February 10, 2021.

Gbasam directed events concerned within the matter to file crucial pre-trial paperwork to allow the Court docket to provide it a speedy listening to.

Talking with newsmen exterior the courtroom, counsel to the claimant, Erasmus Dike, expressed the optimism that the Court docket will give them justice.

“My consumer got here to Court docket in opposition to a lawyer, Prince Akintoye. His declare is that the Will he ready for him was uncovered. That’s the reason we’re in Court docket.

“We’re urgent for damages to the tune of N100million for his negligence in exposing the Will,” Dike said.

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N2.5m prize introduced for Road Foodz Naija winner

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By Chioma Obinna

To advertise Nigeria’s road meals, PZ Wilmar and Foodbay TV have introduced a money value of N2.5 million for the winner of its ‘Road Foodz Naija’ actuality TV present Season 2.

The present is an initiative of African meals and life-style channel, Foodbay TV.  Devon King’s, the only sponsor of the present is likely one of the foremost manufacturers of PZ Wilmar.

Making the announcement for the renewal of the sponsorship at a press briefing in Lagos to mark the graduation of the second season of the competitors, they defined that the competitors was centered on figuring out, showcasing, and uplifting varied road meals entrepreneurs throughout the nation.

The Season 2, in keeping with the organisers comes with few modifications because the grand prize has been elevated to additional empower and energize the food-preneurs within the wake of the Covid19 pandemic.

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Talking on the prospects of the competitors’s 2nd version, the Class & Model Supervisor, PZ Wilmar, Toyin Popoola-Dania stated,

“Understanding the peculiarity of the instances, it is crucial that all of us play our half by hook or by crook to scale back no matter destructive influence the pandemic may need on us.

“Meals, as everyone knows, performs fairly an necessary function, which is why we have now as soon as once more partnered with Foodbay TV for an even bigger version of the Road Foodz Naija marketing campaign, consolidating not simply on our efforts to raise the well being, style and high quality of Road Meals in Nigeria but in addition to encourage and help food-preneurs who we all know play an important function in our society in the present day.

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”This season guarantees to be way more thrilling, partaking and much more rewarding, our companions Foodbay TV have put collectively one thing fairly distinctive and really useful and I’m excited as to what this season holds” she stated.

Additionally, talking, Oluwafemi Ogundoro, Managing Director, Maxima Media Group, stated he’s significantly excited concerning the prospects of the season.

“Within the spirit of steady enchancment and having taken key studying from the maiden version, I can say we have now put collectively one thing very distinctive, a present that’s as thrilling, informative as it’s rewarding.

”As you might be conscious, with the help of our sponsors we have now elevated the grand prize fairly considerably, we have now introduced on board notable personalities who’re meals fanatics. Nigerians ought to prepare for one thing fairly superb” he stated.

Final season, the platform celebrated and rewarded road meals entrepreneurs; contestants had been geared up with related abilities within the meals enterprise sector and mentored by seasoned cooks inside the Nigerian meals trade. Christopher Omowa walked away with the grand prize of N1 million,

”This season guarantees to be higher as money prizes have been elevated by over 100 p.c and the winner will stroll away with 2.5 million naira, Second and third runners-up will win 1 million naira and 500,000 naira respectively, giving extra room for these entrepreneurs to beat the percentages and breakthrough to attain their goals.

Established within the Nigerian markets for over half a century, Devon King’s is likely one of the foremost cooking oil manufacturers within the nation and has maintained its shoppers’ belief through the years, with a spread of high quality cooking merchandise which embody cooking oil, margarine, and seasoning

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Okowa doesn’t intervene with working of DESOPADEC

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MANAGING Director of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Improvement Fee, DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has debunked stories that the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is interfering with the working of the fee.

The DESOPADEC boss made the disclosure whereas talking in the course of the launch of the matriculation ceremony for 160 trainees of the fee’s Talent Academy for unemployed youths from oil bearing communities.

He additional confused that as an interventionist company, DESOPADEC is diligently implementing its mandate to vary the socio-economic improvement of host communities inside the mandate areas of the fee.

In his remarks on the occasion, he stated: “I want to briefly tackle an unsavoury problem that crept up not too long ago. Some individuals have been selling false and mischievous narratives on the administration of the earnings accruing to Delta State below the derivation precept.

“Let me make it clear that DESOPADEC is the product of an act of parliament, having been handed into legislation by the Delta State Home of Meeting below the administration of His Excellency, Chief James Ibori.

“The provisions of the DESOPADEC Act have been diligently carried out over time. Below His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, our governor, there was no interference on the working of DESOPADEC.”

Describing the launch of the academy as unprecedent within the historical past of the fee, Askia said additional that the programme is designed to sort out rising unemployment and promote entrepreneurial spirit amongst youths in its mandate space.

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He stated: “At DESOPADEC, we’ve got at all times believed that we are able to present our prepared, teeming youths the oyster that may drain them from the house of helplessness, strongly satisfied that entrepreneurship is the antidote to unemployment. This Academy is due to this fact one in every of our main pillars designed to ship our low hanging fruits.

“At present is the start of one in every of our main intervention measures to deal with a essential problem that plagues not solely our youth in Delta State, however your complete nation. We’re blessed with a big pool of educated and energetic younger women and men. Nevertheless, with out technical abilities in an more and more aggressive world, a lot of our youth have been left jobless.”

On his half, Governor Okowa represented by his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, appealed to youths to accumulate abilities that may make them entrepreneurs and because of this, free the Nigerian society of crime and strife.

He additionally counseled the fee for the initiative, stressing that the programme is in step with the human capital improvement of the Governor Okowa’s administration.

He stated: “We knew that if we don’t take our wards, our youngsters off the road, making them significant within the society, in order that they’ll put meals on their desk and on the desk of their family members, then we’ve got solely succeeded in making a society that’s laden with criminality and unrest.

“After we did all that we did on the state degree, we instructed the ministries, departments and companies to establish with what we’re doing. And naturally, DESOPADEC is simply doing what they’re purported to do, following that trajectory of the state authorities.

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“The success of this programme, you being the pioneer college students, will encourage DESOPADEC to hold on this ability acquisition coaching to your brothers and sisters who will not be a part of this coaching now. I need to encourage all of the matriculants that the Delta State Authorities is anticipating a lot from you.”

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