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Nigeria: 2015 - Amaechi Tasks Jega On Smooth Elections
Friday, 07 November 2014

Rivers State governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum, Mr.

Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, challenged the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, to ensure the smooth conduct of elections next year.

Governor Amaechi spoke while addressing journalists at Government House, Port Harcourt, on the need for registered voters in the state to collect their permanent voter cards, PVCs, which would enable them, vote in the forthcoming elections.

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Nigeria: Gov Akpabio Submits Form for Senate
Friday, 07 November 2014

Ahead of November 22 Senatorial primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governor Godswill Akpabio, of Akwa Ibom State,

yesterday, stormed the party's national Secretariat with his loyalists to support his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest the 2015 Ikot Ekpene Senatorial district election.

Speaking with Journalists yesterday at PDP Secretariat after submitting his forms, Akpabio who doubles as Chairman of PDP governors' forum, said the ambition of some state governors to seek election to the senate was not a threat to the re-election bid of serving senators.

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AMINU WAZIRI TAMBUWAL’S DEFECTION AND THE QUESTION OF MORALITY
Friday, 07 November 2014

In one of my earlier comments in relation to this whining news of Aminu Waziri Tambawal’s defection, this is how I summarised the development:

His defection is regrettable - because it places him at par with other none ideological and unprincipled politicians - but it also highlights the level of intolerance and anti democratic forces bedevilling PDP. I have always insisted that we do not have political parties in Nigeria which you can ascribe any kind of ideology to. What we have, at best, can be regarded as political groups”.

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PDP SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL WITH TAMBUWAL
Friday, 07 November 2014

Every one of us knows that Aminu Waziri Tambuwal is only relatively young in age but that is where it stops. He has charisma like none other of

the young cream of politicians you get in the lower house.

His defection is regrettable - because it places him at par with other none ideological and unprincipled politicians - but it also highlights the level of intolerance and anti democratic forces bedevilling PDP. I have always insisted that we do not have political parties in Nigeria which you can ascribe any kind of ideology. What we have, at best, can be regarded as political groups.

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NIGERIA’S FIRST FREE NEWSPAPER DEBUTS
Friday, 07 November 2014

A revolution is unfolding in the Nigeria media industry with a debut of the nation’s first ever free newspaper. The newspaper, Mailexpress made its debut on the newsstands on Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Mailexpress is a weekly newspaper (magazine in tabloid form) that will be on the newsstands every Sunday morning. Its philosophy is anchored on the social responsibility theory and development media theory. In essence, Mailexpress shall promote the virtues of accountability and transparency in governance.


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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
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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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