Sahara Reporters Latest News Tuesday 29th January 2019

Sahara Reporters Latest News Tuesday 29th January 2019

Sahara Reporters Latest News Today and headlines on some of the happenings and news trend in the Country, today 29/01/19

Read also Leadership Newspapers News Today Tuesday 29th January 2019

target=_blank>APC Senators Disown Senate’s Supreme Court Suit On Constitutionality Of Onnoghen’s Suspension

The APC caucus of the Senate has disowned the claim by Senate President Bukola Saraki that the Senate approached the Supreme Court for clarification on the constitutionality of Walter Onnoghen’s suspension as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday, and made available to journalists in Abuja.
“It has come to the notice of the Senate APC caucus that the Senate has approached the Supreme Court for the interpretation of the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces,” read the statement.
“For the records, the Senate never met to take such resolution and at no time mandated anyone to approach the Supreme Court on this matter on its behalf. Consequently, the Senate APC caucus dissociates itself from the said request for the legal interpretation of the suspension.”
Earlier, on Monday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman of the Senate President, said the Senate had approached the Supreme Court to get clarification on the constitutionality of the President’s action.

See Also

Breaking News

BREAKING: Senate Asks Supreme Court To Decide Constitutionality Of Onnoghen’s Suspension

0 Comments

7 Hours Ago

“Following the filing of the case, the matter of the suspension of the CJN which is the main issue for which the Senate had planned to reconvene tomorrow, has become subjudiced,” he said in a statement.
“Therefore, in line with the standing rules of the Senate not to debate issues that are already pending before the court, the reconvening of the Senate tomorrow has been put off. The previous adjournment of the Senate till February 19, 2019, stays.”

See Also

Breaking News

BREAKING: Senate Cancels Emergency Plenary Initially Scheduled For Tuesday

0 Comments

7 Hours Ago

After filing the suit, the Senate then cancelled an emergency plenary it initially scheduled for Tuesday.

Corruption

CRIME

News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>Sponsored Ad: Study Online At WAIDSUM UNIVERSITY An Affiliate Of Al-Madinah International University

 
WAIDSUM UNIVERSITY
An affiliate of Al-Madinah International University

 
Admission! Admission!! Admission!!! March 2019 Intake
Waidsum Online University (WOU) is international university affiliated to Al-Madinah International University Malaysia and it is operated using online mode.
WOU develop students by providing an environment for;
Personal growth                         Opportunity                                      Knowledge
Exposure                                     Personal Attention                          Career direction.
We therefore invite suitably qualified students of all phases of life to apply for the March 2019 intake by visiting our website www.wou.edu.ng.
Our list of programs for B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD are itemized as follows;
 

FACULTY/COLLEGEOFECONOMICS & BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The faculty concentrates on teaching and research in economic/business management and its developmental phases of business startup and innovation in the technology industries as well as serves as the focal point of the University’s effort in the general areas of invention. The faculty has the followingdepartments for a start:
Economics & EntrepreneurshipBanking and Finance/Islamic FinanceAccountancy & Financial ManagementBusiness & Human Resources ManagementSales and MarketingTourism and Event Management
 
  2. FACULTY/COLLEGE OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
This faculty conducts teaching, research and publication of Arabic Language Studies and Islamic teachings of Fiqh, Islamic history and Jurisprudence. It also entails the teaching of the Holy Quran, its translation, transliteration and memorization. The faculty consists of the following departments;
Arabic International RelationShariah, Fiqh and FiqhQuranic Science & SunnahIslamic Studies and History
 
  3. FACULTY/COLLEGEOFINFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The Faculty/College engages in teaching, research and simulation in the area of information management, Library & Information Management, Computing/Networking, Multimedia Design and graphic Design optimization. It has the following Departments:
Information Technology Software Engineering/ProgrammingLibrary and Information ManagementComputer Science & NetworksCreative Multimedia Design and Movie Production
 
   4. FACULTY/COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The Faculty/College conducts teaching, research and application in the areas of quality handling of human resources with the objective of adding value to humanities through continuous education while developing curriculum that are applicable to the societal educational needs and expectations. The College comprises of four Departments:
Guidance,Counselling and PsychologyPolicies, Curriculum and Strategic ManagementEducation ManagementEarly Childhood Education Management
 
  5. SCHOOL OF FOUNDATION STUDIES
The philosophy of the Pre-graduate School is to prepare student for the bachelor degree program. This is a 3 semester intensive program. Students with four or five credits passes in WAEC, NECO, Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge Edexcel, are eligible for the foundation program. The Pre-Graduate School comprises of the following programs
Foundation in Arts and EducationFoundation in Business and ManagementFoundation in Science
 
  6. POSTGRADUATESCHOOL
The philosophy of the Postgraduate School is consistent with that of WOU, namely: to contribute to human resource development in Nigeria, Africa and the world through teaching, research, innovation and publication. The WOU PG School offers opportunities for postgraduate studies in Arabic Language and Islamic studies, ICT, Management Sciences and Education.
 
                                                Mission·To produce competent, knowledgeable and high skilled graduates.·To develop strong and highly educated citizens of the world.·To develop humanity capable of analytical, critical thinking and problem solving.

 
                                                Vision·To build future generations capable of analytical and critical thinking.·To produce quality graduates at a competitive level.·To have a curriculum based on successful strategies for people of diverse backgrounds & learning needs.·To develop a vibrant center for educational and social programs utilizing an innovative and international curriculum.·To make education accessible and reachable by all.

 
                                               Goals·Offer programs that are recognized nationally and internationally for the excellence.·Provide high quality teaching/research taking into account the needs of individual student.·Adopt uniform guidelines for monitoring quality in the delivery of programs.·Conform to accrediting standards of partner universities and other quality agencies wherever applicable.·Provide state of the art educational infrastructure to support the university in achieving its goals.·Collaborate with the industry to ensure programs offered are relevant and current.

 
                          HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.wou.edu.ng, and visit admissionUnder admission, go to download.Under download, go to general formThen, download the admission application form
 
Download the form, fill it and email it:Attach the all documents with the help of admission checklist form.
admission@wou.edu.ng, info@wou.edu.ng
 
Benefits   of   Online   Education

Cheaper.
Convenient.
Time Saving.
Reduction of accident, Cultism & Social vices.
Beingtaught by expert all across the world.
Availability of e-book & e-library.
Exposure to technology.
Focus on Industrial need & entrepreneurship.
 Efficient and Effective.
Protection of the female gender

 
Who Should Apply

1. Civil servant e.g.  Soldiers, police, teachers, doctors, lawyers, Lecturers etc.
2. Professional e.g. teachers, nurses, lawyers, banker, doctors, engineers.
3. Traders e.g. Market people
4. Entrepreneur: Business founders, CEO, Managers, Directors, shareholders, investors etc.
5. Handicap: The physically challenged people
6. Parents: Mom and dad
7. Young Boys and Girls (Secondary School Leavers.
8. Entertainers such musicians, comedians, actors    & Actresses.
 
Admission Requirement

Canadian & Australia Grade 12JAMBCambridge  A‘Level ResultAmerican SATCambridge IGCSE for foundationInternational BauclaurateAfrica WAEC/ NECO/NABTEBMalaysian SPM and STPMAny other International Grade 12 Equivalent.
 
Study Requirement

ComputerWi-Fi (internet of 10 MBPS Speed)
 
Video Links

>

Study B.Sc, M.Sc & PhD with Waidsum University (an affiliate of Al-Madinah International University).Apply now by visiting www.wou.edu.ngEmails: admission@wou.edu.ng info@wou.edu.ngTel: +601139051091

Posted by >Waidsum University on Wednesday, October 24, 2018

style= background:#FFFFFF; line-height:0; padding:0 0; text-align:center; text-decoration:none; width:100%; target=_blank>

View this post on Instagram

style= color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word; target=_blank>This video tells us that Waidsum University as an online university brings education to our door steps. It also highlight the importance of this type of digital education in the 21st century. The time has come in our history when the conventional education status quo should be challenged & disrupted into an evolving digital future characterized with ICT algorithm, simulation, programming, cloud computing and ultimately, the creation of new technologies to power the future's problem such as climate change, diseases, poverty, inequalities in wealth distribution, corruption etc. This is the future of education that Waidsum University has launched. Waidsum University, the smartest & fastest way for 21st century education. Visit us @ www.wou.edu.ng Email: info@wou.edu.ng, admission@wou.edu.ng Tel: +601139051091

A post shared by style= color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; target=_blank> Waidsum University (@waidsum_university) on


Social Media

www.facebook.com/WaidsumUniversity
www.instalgram.com/waidsum_university
www.twitter.com/WaidsumUniversity
www.youtube.com/WaidsumUniversity
Contact
Z/O: Lot 2765B Tingkat 1, Jalan Changkat Permata, Taman Permata, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
HQ: Plot Q18, Close 47, Off Road 4, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Pennisular, Lagos, Nigeria.
Website: www.wou.edu.ng : Email: Info@wou.edu.ng, admission@wou.edu.ng
Tel: +601139051091, +2348066295062.

SPONSORED CONTENT

AddThis

Original Author

Sponsored Ad

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>PDP Rejects Tribunal Ruling On Ekiti Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the ruling of the tribunal on the 2018 Ekiti State governorship election that saw Kayode Fayemi emerge as governor of the state.
The tribunal sitting in Abuja, led by Justice Suleman Belgore, had struck out the case instituted by Olusola Eleka, governorship candidate of the PDP, and ruled that Fayemi is the duly elected Governor of the state.
However, a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, rejected the ruling, and expressed confidence that the judgment of the tribunal would be upturned at the Appeal Court.
He said: “The PDP urges all its members, particularly in Ekiti State, not to despair over Monday’s ruling of the Ekiti Governorship election tribunal, which sat in Abuja. The judgment of the tribunal will surely be overturned at the Court of Appeal and victory handed to the PDP and our candidate, Olusola Eleka, who is the clear winner of the July 14, 2018 Ekiti governorship election.
“The PDP holds that the Court of Appeal will consider the matter strictly on its merit, particularly with the abounding evidence of rigging including violence, vote-buying, ballot stuffing and alteration of results perpetuated by the APC are still intact.”

Elections

News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>More And More Nigerians Are Trusting Kingsley Moghalu By Jide Akintunde

In his article published on January 25th, 2019 in Sahara Reporters, Kunle Wizeman Ajayi mustered a big effort to discredit Professor Kingsley Moghalu, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Ajayi did not disguise his intention. He wanted to win over Moghalu’s supporters for Omoyele Sowore. Unfortunately, Sowore endorsed the ill-conceived and poorly-written article by republishing it on his fan page on Facebook.
To be clear, Moghalu does not see Sowore as his rival in the 2019 presidential race. On one hand, both of them have answered the same patriotic call for a new kind of leadership in Nigeria to replace the recycled, corrupt and visionless political class. In this regard, Moghalu respects Sowore and sees him as a partner in the effort to dislodge the leadership of Nigeria from those who think they are entitled to it.
On the other hand, Moghalu went into the January 19 presidential debate with his candidacy and YPP as clearly the “Third Force” in Nigeria’s politics. The other “forces” being the ruling APC, and PDP. Moghalu emerged as the clear winner of the debate, according to various online polls and in the estimation of about 60 million Nigerians that watched it on television or listened to it on radio.
With the failure of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to participate in the debate, which President Muhammadu Buhari also failed to attend, Moghalu is now seen by uncompromising millions of Nigerians as the credible challenger to the incumbent president.
The article: “Why Moghalu Cannot Be Trusted By Kunle Wizeman Ajayi” is misguided, confused and full of false statements. Most of them are not deserving of further discussion. Most likely, his readers know better. For instance, his statement that says “liberals are quite dangerous”, should be greeted with no more than a telling smile. It is also easy to verify that Moghalu was not at the CBN during the governorship of Professor Charles Soludo, contrary to what Ajayi said.
But one or two of his other spurious statements should be well-addressed. He said that the bail-out of the systemically-distressed banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 2009 was “anti-people.” It is the opposite that is true. The intervention was pro-people. It ensured no Nigerian lost a kobo of their savings or deposits in the banks. Without the injection of liquidity into the banks by the CBN, hardworking Nigerians – who neither owned the banks nor ran them – would have lost billions of naira of their deposits.
In the 1990s, Nigeria experienced a banking crisis of much smaller magnitude than the crisis of 2009. Many Nigerians lost their life savings in that earlier crisis. Some of them committed suicide as a result. It was, therefore, possible to extrapolate that the banking crisis of 2009 would have been more calamitous, if the CBN had not intervened to protect depositors’ fund. If as many as eight major banks were allowed to fail, many people would have lost their jobs in the banks as a direct consequence. A systemic collapse in the banking sector would have had wider, dire consequences in the economy.
Ajayi seems not to understand this.
Suffice to say that Moghalu was appointed CBN Deputy Governor for Financial System Stability in 2009 to lead the implementation of the reforms that saved the banking industry and modernised the payment system, under the overall leadership of Lamido Sanusi, the CBN Governor then, and now theEmir of Kano. The successful reforms have, among other things, expanded access to financial services in the country, enabled Nigerians to have access to their bank accounts to transact or access banking services on their mobile phones 24/7, and the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has improved secure lending. Thesuccess of the reforms validates Moghalu as an economic policy-thinker and a top-notch technocrat.
In endorsing Moghalu’s latest book, “Build Innovate and Grow: My Vision for Our Country,” which serves as his campaign manifesto, HRH Sanusi wrote: “If any country needs a bold vision of how to turn its under-achieved potential into reality, it is Nigeria. Few are more equipped and prepared to offer such a roadmap as Kingsley Moghalu.”
Ajayi tried to play up a point of momentary disagreement between Moghalu and Sanusi. But it was not a lingering disagreement. Moghalu had spoken in defence of the independence of the CBN. He understood that the independence of the reserve bank was best protected if it avoided appearance of involvement in politics. His comment in the interview Ajayi quoted provided the insight that central banks, the world over, operate under certain expectations and constraints, which they do well to respect.
I was at the University of Lagos when Sowore was the president of the student union of the school. He was a courageous activist and a fighter. Surely, political activism is a necessary part of a well-functioning democratic system and open societies. With his intolerance to political activism as a civilian president, Buhari has revamped his authoritarian inclinations, which would be one of the reasons Nigerians will vote him out of office next month.
But the sound and fury of activism is not an alternative to a visionary and competent leadership. On this basis, Moghalu has been rightly adjudged the best candidate running for president in 2019. If elected, he plans to work with Nigerian youths, including the young presidential candidates, in the areas of their talents and competences. As he said during the presidential debate, his presidency will make the youth the leaders of today and not the “leaders of tomorrow” that never comes.
Nigerian youths need a president that has knowledge and experience in economic management, in order to be able to create sustainable economic opportunities for them. The youth now have the responsibility of electing such a president in Kingsley Moghalu next month.
Jide Akintunde is the Spokesperson for presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu and the YPP Campaign Council

Opinion

AddThis

Original Author

Jide Akintunde

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>Seven Years After, #OccupyNigeria Resurrects On Social Media

Seven years after the major protests that rocked parts of Nigeria against the removal of the petroleum subsidy by the then administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, another #OccupyNigeria is brewing, albeit on social media, at the moment.
Nigerians had taken to the streets in the early days of January 2012, in a series of protests that led to a major lockdown of various parts of Abuja, Kano, Lagos as well as London.
It went on to get its personal hashtag as stakeholders and Nigerians across varying occupations came out to protest the fuel subsidy removal.
However, on Monday, the #OccupyNigeria hashtag started trending, and is mainly targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari’s suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Onnoghen was suspended last Friday, with Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad sworn in as the acting CJN.
According to proponents of the action, the protest aims to question the President’s unconstitutional approach to Onnoghen’s suspension.
However, some persons have kicked against the calls for the protest, stating that there were other more important things that should have led to an #OccupyNigeria protest, such as herdsmen attacks, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, brutalism of Nigerians by security operatives, among others.
While @ejustan wrote: “How do you explain the principle of separation of powers and the rule of law to a man that believes that his wife belongs to ze other room and kitchen”, with the #OccupyNigeria hashtag, @rabiuoladele5 wrote: “Why are we silent on this ASUU strike? Over three months now and all seems to be the same. Can’t we just #OccupyNigeria for this?”
@yunus_creativeW wrote: “Ever since we didn’t find any reasonable reason to #OccupyNigeria, despite all that is happiness in the country, until now that tyranny is fighting corruption… #OccupyNigeria”, while @rizzza wrote: “#OccupyNigeria is in Full swing..Never a better Time than now. #TyrantBuhari has taken his stand. We need to take ours and save our dear nation from those who seek to destroy us. The TIME is NOW!!!!”

ACTIVISM

Corruption

Free Speech

Human Rights

Legal

News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>Lagos Assembly Gives Ambode One Week To Defend Self Against Possible Impeachment

The Lagos State House of Assembly has given Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, the opportunity to defend the allegations of illegal expenditure regarding the 2019 appropriation bill, before the house decides on the proposed impeachment moves against him.
Right Honourable Mudashiru Obasa stated this during the plenary session held on Monday.
“Within a week, we can come back here and do whatever we want to do regarding those who are clamouring or who have asked for impeachment. And if by the end of the day, there is need to consider whatever response from them, then we can as well move forward,” Obasa said.
The lawmakers are alleging that Ambode has started incurring expenditure on the 2019 budget, which has not yet been presented to the house.
In his remarks on the matter, Obasa said: “There have been violations of the constitutional procedure regarding the budget. You know the consequences of this offence. I must also agree with you that the Attorney General, the Finance Commissioner, who are in the better position to inform the Governor adequately or advise in such manner to have saved him from all these.”
He noted that the budget should have been presented last Monday, but wasn’t, noting that it was out of place for expenses to be incurred on a budget that had not been presented.
“Amidst all that has been said in the media, I would use this medium to clarify this: Lagos State House of Assembly cannot sit and scrutinize a budget which is already incurring expenditure,” Obasa added.
According to the House, a committee was set up and it was discovered that the 2019 budget is already being implemented by the Executive without being laid on the floor of the House. The Committee also noted in its findings that for the 2018 budget, the third quarter had not performed beyond 50 per cent.
The Speaker, however, urged the lawmakers to allow the executive arm of government led by the Governor to defend the “infractions”, before they take action on the matter.
The House has adjourned its sitting till February 4, 2019.

Legal

Politics

News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>To Sowore, Moghalu And Durotoye; Coalition Of Young Candidates May Be Important, But The Coalition Of Angry, Hungry And Poor Nigerians Is Importanter

As the 2019 general elections draw closer, so is the anxious calls for the coalition of young candidates appears to be growing louder. But in all of these agitations, some not so few electorates seem to be getting something wrong. And we seem to be getting it wrong almost totally. All of the sufferings and unprecedented economic hardships that has so far been imposed on Nigerians for the past 58 years of “Independence” and 19 years of PDP/APC misrule has very little to do with the age of the gangsters who have fraudulently imposed themselves in the position of power. Governor Yaya Bello of Kogi state is no doubt the youngest governor in Nigeria. But it is also not surprising that he is the worst performing governor. The emergence of Emanuel Macron in France was largely celebrated by proponents of the #NotTooYoungToRun. But has the youthfulness of Emanuel Macron translated to a French country that works for even the youths who brought him in? Events currently unfolding in France have given us the answer. The Yellow vest protest; unarguably one of the biggest movement in the history of France and largely dominated by young people currently threatens to unseat 40 year old Pro-Establishment Macron. We have also seen the way the biggest organization of the Nigerian Youth, NANS, is being led as though they are leading a criminal gang of drug cartels.
 Without much argument, we can all agree to the fact that the years of military rule was largely dominated by youthful leadership. But have we recovered from the unquantifiable havoc wrecked by these draconian regimes? The answer is a capital NO! It was these political abominations, the likes of Sowore, Falana, Fawehinmi, Soyinka, spent their early years fighting. They were the military cult that held to ransom and distributed among their friends, scores of publicly owned properties. They ran our economy to the direction of their Switzerland Bank account and sold our tertiary institutions to the greedy whims of privatization and commercialization. Some of these disgraceful characters, the likes of Obasanjo and Buhari came back in civilian regalia. They were not satisfied with enslaving our parents as military dictators; they just had to enslave us as well. And as the 2019 elections draws closer, they had to hand the baton of oppression to their protégées who apparently constitute themselves as majority among the ranks of younger candidates who have presented themselves as Presidential candidates in this election. And you can tell who they are by their utterances and programs? As the Bible says, by their fruit, you shall know them.
Is Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate of the Africa Action Congress different from his peers in this race? The answer is a YES. He is completely different on the basis of programs, pedigree, history and astounding bravery. While the likes of Moghalu, Durotoye, Dr. Oby and their likes are keen and unrepentant in the resolve to continue the imposition of anti-poor programs of privatization/commercialization of publicly owned properties, which apparently are the legacies of the old guards, Omoyele Sowore on the other hand is resolved to do the exact opposite. Even our constitution despite its limitations posited in chapter 2, section 16, subsection 2c that “the economic system is not operated in a manner as to permit the concentration of wealth or the means of production and exchange in the hands of few individuals or of a group. Neoliberal programs in the form of privatization, commercialization and deregulation are outright contradiction of the position of the above section of the constitution. Just like they have always disregarded the constitution, Nigeria’s past leaders have consciously erred on this part of the law. They have sold almost all publicly owned properties to their friends and have also made education an exclusive preserve of the rich.
The likes of Moghalu, Durotoye and Oby has said it on various debate platforms that they intend to run a private sector driven economy; An economy that places public properties in private hands. Not surprisingly, proponents of privatization are fond of justifying these wretched policies on the grounds that a public sector driven economy is bound to be corrupt. To say you are the President of a country and still say the government is incapable of managing its properties is as good as saying you are incompetent as a President. Such people/Presidents should be forced to resign rather than allowing them to conveniently sell our properties to themselves through proxies, their families, party chieftains and cronies.
The thing about privatization isn’t about the incapability of managing an effective public sector economy that can guarantee equal economic opportunities for all, but that this people intend to use the nation’s economy and public property to reward “Godfathers”, themselves, families, friends and party chieftains. This is the kind of economy Moghalu, Durotoye and Oby intends to run. An economy that is out to advance Nigeria from being the poverty capital of the world to being the poverty capital of the Universe. It is what Fela Anikulapo Kuti calls “Double wahala for deady body”. It is no wonder even Atiku of the PDP isn’t saying anything different. Just like Moghalu and his peers, Atiku has also come out openly and shamelessly to say he will sell NNPC and other publicly owned properties to his friends. Even Ben Bruce, who is a point man in the Atiku’s campaign, has also said the solution to ending ASUU strike isn’t battling the menace of education underfunding but privatization of tertiary institutions; a policy that would take school fees to the tune of 700 thousand at the minimum.
Omoyele Sowore, an activist, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has said that he would not only reverse all public properties that have been fraudulently awarded to politicians, friends, and their families, he would also put a total end to the era of privatization and commercialization of publicly owned properties. He has said he would pay a 100 thousand naira living wage to workers and end the era of labor casualization. Aside other programs of mass public housing scheme, the government he intends to lead has made a pact with Nigerians to fund a FREE, COMPULSORY AND QUALITATIVE EDUCATION. This is in addition to the payment of yearly 200 thousand cost of study allowance to students. These are programs that set Sowore apart from other younger candidates.
The likes of Moghalu, Durotoye and Oby intends to maintain the status quo, Omoyele Sowore intends to completely smash this bloodsucking system of greed and power. According to Omoyele Sowore, the Nigerian people MUST win, either through election or by a revolution.
The 2019 election isn’t a contest between old people and young people as they want us to see it; it is a struggle between the suffering Nigerians and their oppressors who profit from these sufferings.  

Opinion

AddThis

Original Author

Ayowole Sanyaolu

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>NAKSS Passes Vote Of No Confidence In Scholarship Board, Kwara State Govt Officials

The National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS) has passed a vote of no confidence in the scholarship board, and officials of the Kwara State government.
According to the association, the no-confidence vote is as a result of allegations of embezzlement of funds meant for student bursary.
A statement by Comrade AbdulQuadir Olarewaju, Publicity Secretary of NAKSS, noted that the association’s position was based on an exclusive report by The Informant247 entitled: Inside NAKSS: How the Bursary is Used to Buy Personal Cars, Land and Partying’.
Noting that although the report was “too harsh”, the association said it contained a lot of truth and revealed inside stories of the “dirty and shadowy deals of the scholarship board and some state government officials”.
The statement read: “The scholarship board have, over the years, been entering into negotiations with key government officials to extort the students. Ordinarily, instead of the students benefitting from the N25million, they only disbursed about N7million and the remaining N18million is shared between the scholarship board, ministry of finance, SAs and other government officials.
“The office of the auditor-general should also be questioned over the alleged dirty deal as his name also tops those involved. The report was exclusive enough; the scholarship board will take a large portion, bribe the ministry of finance, SAs, auditor-general office, and take a share to the House of Assembly.
“Usually, after sharing the money meant for students, they come up with a fake list and submit to the government.”
He expressed the association’s commitment to take action on the report, but stated that “with the caliber of people involved, they need the support of non gvernmental associations, as well as the public”.

Corruption

Education

News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

target=_blank>BREAKING: Senate Asks Supreme Court To Decide Constitutionality Of Onnoghen’s Suspension

The Nigerian Senate has approached the Supreme Court for interpretation of the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Onnoghen was suspended as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) last Friday by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad was sworn in to take the CJN position in acting capacity.
Buhari had based Onnoghen’s suspension on a directive from the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
However, the Senate has approached the Supreme Court to get clarification on the constitutionality of the president’s action.
The Senate had earlier announced it would reconvene on Tuesday over the matter, but the plenary has also been suspended.
A statement by Yusuph Olaniyonu, spokesman of Senate President Bukola Saraki, read: “Following the filing of the case, the matter of the suspension of the CJN which is the main issue for which the Senate had planned to reconvene tomorrow, has become subjudiced.
“Therefore, in line with the standing rules of the Senate not to debate issues that are already pending before the court, the reconvening of the Senate tomorrow has been put off. The previous adjournment of the Senate till February 19, 2019, stays.”

Legal

Breaking News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

BREAKING: Senate Cancels Emergency Plenary Initially Scheduled For Tuesday

Breaking News

The Nigerian Senate has cancelled the resumption of plenary scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
This was contained in a letter signed by Nelson Ayewoh, Clerk of the Senate, and issued on Monday.
The letter, however, noted that the scheduled date of resumption fixed for February 19, 2019, still stands.
The letter read: “This is to inform all Distinguished Senators of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that the resumption in plenary scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, 29th January, 2019, has been cancelled.
“The scheduled date of resumption in plenary earlier fixed for Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, remains, please.”
The upper chamber initially wanted to convene an emergency sitting to discuss the suspension of Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Politics

Breaking News

AddThis

Featured Image

Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

Sahara Reporters Latest News

You can also check Sahara Reporters Newspaper Headlines Today