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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has said the commission is barred by law from funding

registered political parties.

Jega stated this yesterday in Abuja, shortly after declaring open a three-day Train the Trainers workshop which focused on the role and responsibilities of political party agents on Election Day which was organised by INEC, in collaboration with the Democratic Governance for Development Project (DGD) of the UNDP.


Aluko, Obasi, Igiebor recalled for Nigeria’s AFCON qualifiers
Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Title holder Nigeria has called up 23 players, including ace goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, for next month’s 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying

matches against the Red Devils of Congo and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
Omatsone Aluko, Nosa Igiebor and Chinedu Obasi also got a recall into the Eagles team.

The list released by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Tuesday also included defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Efe Ambrose, midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and John Mike Obi and forwards Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike.


Why I Left APC - I Won't Taunt My Friends - -Ribadu
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Former chairman and until recently All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has said that he would not taunt his former associates in the APC such as Governors Rotimi Amaechi and Rabiu Kwankwanso.

Ribadu in a statement, yesterday, also claimed that his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is to establish good governance in the country.


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

I have been made aware of statements by the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Ezebunwo Wike concerning the Justice Adolphus

Karibi Whyte Hospital and our Malaria Elimination Program.

In the statement to his supporters, Mr. Wike insinuated that I engaged in corrupt practices in these projects.I would have dismissed Wike’s claims as the ranting of a fast drowning man who is disorientated by his circumstances but my duties and obligations as a public servant, accountable to the people of Rivers State does not allow such luxuries.


These are the 24 reasons Nigerian doctors are on strike
Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, an association of all medical

doctors in Nigeria on July 1 embarked on a nationwide strike.

With the NMA strike, doctors working in government-owned hospitals have boycotted work, leaving majority of sick Nigerians stranded.

In an open letter to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, on June 11, the association listed a 24 ‘minimum point’ demand which it expected government to meet before its members would return to work.


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More Corrupt Deals of Bayelsa Governor Uncovered PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jonathan Elendu and Sowore Omoyele   
Friday, 30 September 2005
Gov. DSP Alamieyeseigha

Elendureports.com has uncovered more corrupt deals involving the embattled Governor of Bayelsa State, DSP Alamieyeseigha. A document in the possession of Elendureports.com clearly shows that the London residence of Alamieyeseigha was bought through a front company, Solomon & Peters Ltd., on July 18, 2003. The company, Solomon & Peters Ltd., is registered in the British Virgin Islands.

Solomon & Peters Ltd. has its offices on 247 The Water Gardens, Burwood Place, London W2 2DG. This address is also the London home of Gov. Diepreye Solomon Peters Alamieyeseigha. The house cost one million, seven hundred and fifty thousand (₤1,750,000.00, or the equivalent of N402, 701,916.72) pounds and was paid for in cash on July 18, 2003. It is against the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for a public official to acquire landed properties and operate bank accounts in a foreign country. Gov. Alamieyeseigha bought the said property through his front company, Solomon & Peters Ltd., a few months after being sworn-in for his second term as Governor of Bayelsa State.

The property, which has title number NGL231188 covers the 16th and 17th floors of the building. The registered number of Solomon & Peters Ltd. is FC024869. Dein Jones, a British citizen, is the director responsible for managing the company. Jones, born in 1963 and a resident on Finsbury Park Avenue in London spoke briefly with our reporter. His occupation is listed as director of C. R. Ltd. He was appointed a director of Solomon & Peters Ltd. on June 11, 2003. Another director of the company, O’Carrol Lisa resigned on January 1, 2004. The company, according to pubic records, has yet to file their financial statement.

In a brief chat with Elendureports.com, Dein Jones told our reporter that he had a relationship with Gov. Alameiyeseigha. He described himself as an agent of Solomon & Peters Ltd. Jones disclosed to our reporter that Solomon & Peters no longer exists as it had been closed down. When asked if he was aware of the Bayelsa Governor’s legal problems in Britain, he said, “I could care less about that. I don’t know anything and you guys are trying to drag me into this problem.” Dein Jones refused to disclose to our reporter what line of business Solomon & Peters Ltd., were involved in. “It’s none of your business and mind you, the company has no assets,” and he hung up the phone for the second and last time.

Mrs. Jacklyn Dononvan, of the registry of Corporate Affairs in the British Virgin Islands, confirmed that Solomon & Peters Ltd., was, indeed, registered in the British Virgins Islands. She said the company did not register any information regarding their assets and list of directors with the corporate affairs registry.

Gov. Diepreye Solomon Peters Alamieyeseigha was arrested on September 15th at the Heathrow Airport on arrival from Germany where he had gone for medical treatment. A search of his Water Gardens residence by the Metropolitan Police revealed that he had over one million (₤1,000,000.00) pounds cash at home. He was subsequently released on bail and ordered to report to the Police on a daily basis. He went before an East London Magistrate, who, following pleadings from his lawyer, ordered that the seized travel documents of the embattled Governor be returned to him.

Shortly after the Magistrate’s order, Gov. Alamieyeseigha was rearrested, and on Wednesday, September 28, he was arraigned before another Magistrate on charges of laundering one million, eight hundred thousand (₤1,800,000.00) pounds. The Magistrate refused to grant him bail for fear that he may escape to Nigeria. He is being held in a British jail pending his appearance in court next month.
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