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Igbos will miss out on key positions during Buhari’s second term – Okorocha

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Governor Okorocha, revealed this while addressing journalist in Imo before departing for Abuja. He also pointed out that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, was full of controversies.

“So long as the South-East region did not vote for Buhari, they should expect nothing from Buhari second tenure,” he said.

Okorocha expressed that he was a lone voice in the wilderness of South-East zone telling them to vote APC but they refused to listen.

Okorocha said they rather, decided to give their support to Atiku of the PDP because of their son, Peter Obi, thinking that PDP will win but the story is now different.

According to him, 2023 presidency will not come to south-east zone because the people of the zone worked against Buhari, “while some principal offices will seize to come to the Zone because of their kind of politics of hatred and pull-him down syndrome.”

He also expressed gratitude to the people of Imo for their support to him in the past eight years of his administration.

Okorocha also warned that APC would cease to exist after 2019 if the party continues to operate the way it does.

He alleged that the party was being misled by its National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole who he alleged “is piloting the affairs of the party with impunity, envy, greed and arrogance”

Governor Okorocha disclosed that impunity by the Oshiomhole administration was becoming an aberration to the expectations of Nigerians before its emergence as a ruling party.

Stating that the activities of Oshiomhole and his conduct led to what the party is suffering today, Okorocha told the party officials and President Buhari to try and stop the ugly trend of the National chairman.

He stressed further that the situation now in the party did not need what the party chairman is doing, else, it will lead to total collapse in the nearest future.

In the same vein, he announced that the Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo Ohaji has now been converted to Imo State University of Agriculture Umuagwo Ohaji.

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Okorocha recounted the numerous achievements in his eight years in office and scored himself high on education and advised the incoming government in the state not to undermine the impact of education in the life of the people and its environs.

“Education is important and must be taken seriously by Governor who may succeed me in the nearest time to come because whatever Imo is today was made by me’.

“And I know Emeka Ihedioha did not win Uche Nwosu in the past election and there must be a rerun in the election because Ihedioha is just wasting his time.

“PDP think they have won, it is not possible and court will determine the outcome and call for a rerun that will give Uche Nwosu my son-in-law victory and mandate to continue from where I stopped in other to sustain my achievements”, he said.

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Welcome the next set of MTN Scholars!

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360 young Nigerians receive scholarships from MTN Foundation

MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 360 university students at a virtual ceremony on November 12, 2020. The scholarships were awarded under the MTNF scholarship schemes made up of the MTNF Science & Technology Scholarship (STSS) and Scholarship for the Blind Students (SBSS). In attendance were the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, represented by the Technical Assistant, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi; Honourable Minister of Science & Technology represented by the Acting Director-General of the National Space Research and
Development Agency, Dr. Francis Chizea; former Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson amongst other notable dignitaries.

Speaking at the ceremony, the representative of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi said: “We are here with the MTN Foundation to celebrate scholars that have excelled in school. MTN is also supporting people with disabilities by funding their education and this is very commendable. The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is constantly working towards elevating skills over degrees. We are also committed to ensuring that individuals are empowered with the right tools and skills.”

Also speaking, Honourable Minister of Science &  Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu represented by Dr. Francis Chizea said: “I am glad that MTN, in giving back to the society through its foundation, set up a scholarship scheme to empower the youths and as well, drive science and technology. This is a welcome development and a commendable effort that other organizations need to emulate.”

A major highlight of the ceremony was a fireside chat themed “Insight. Influence. Impact” with thought leaders sharing inspiring insights with the scholars. Nigeria’s former Minister for Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson reiterated the role MTN continues to play in the ICT space and its impact on the country. “We need to get a workforce that is very comfortable with technology. We are in a state where we need world-class educational institutions and interventions such as this that will enable students to be very vast in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” Johnson said.

Leading to the ceremony, this year’s graduating students from the scholarship programme were hosted to a career incubation boot camp facilitated by experts from Google, Oracle, Cisco and Jobberman. Facilitators shared insights on various opportunities amongst other vital employability tips.

Speaking on the scholarship award ceremony and workshop for graduands, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma said, “Providing access to quality education is the first step to a world of opportunity for the youth of our nation. We know it does not stop there. We need to also ensure that they are adequately prepared for the
workplace. We hope that the fireside chat at the award ceremony will inspire the students to reach for greatness and innovation. Furthermore, it is our belief that the employability workshop held earlier will enrich the career path of the graduating students. The MTNF scholarship scheme is more than just funds; it is a commitment to
build the capacity of our youth. We wish all our graduating scholars success as they set out to take on the world and congratulate all awardees as the next set of young nation builders in the making.”

The newly awarded scholars will each enjoy a scholarship grant worth N200,000 annually till graduation as long as they maintain a CGPA of 3.5 or its equivalent. The scholarship covers tuition, book allowance and stipend. Till date, MTN Foundation has awarded scholarships to 3,829 students valued at over NGN 2.1Billion.

The MTNF annual scholarships are awarded to high performing students in Nigerian public tertiary institutions.

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Illegal Abortions Responsible For Mysterious Deaths In Bauchi: State Govt

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Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed

Bauchi State Government has revealed that the mysterious deaths recorded in the State has been as a result of illegal abortions.

An investigation carried out by the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency has revealed that illegal abortion by unqualified medical practitioners is the cause of mysterious deaths in Azare and other local government areas in the northern part of the state.

According to reports, no fewer than 200 women have died in Bauchi as a result of this and there are projections that the number could be more at the end of the investigation.

The Executive Chairman of the agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, disclosed this Friday, May 29, at an interactive session organized by the Bauchi State Public Health Media Network.

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Mohammed said the deaths resulted from unwanted and unplanned pregnancies by both married and unmarried women of childbearing ages who, after becoming pregnant, visited quack health workers to terminate the pregnancies.

He said the lack of understanding of the importance of child spacing as well as ignorance of what to do with such pregnancies had become a major problem to family health in the state.

He emphasized the need for adequate sex education for the girl-child by parents, particularly mothers, to reduce unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing deaths from complications.

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Ondo Govt Arraigns Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin

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Funke Olakunrin's killers

Funke Olakunrin’s killers

The Ondo State Government has arraigned four men suspected to have killed Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the National Leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.

Recall that it was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force handed over the suspects to the State Government.

Also Read: BREAKING: Suspected Killers Of Funke Olakunrin Arrested – Police

They are Lawal Mazaje from the Felele area of Kogi State, Adamu Adamu from Jada area of Adamawa State, Mohammed Usman from Illela area of Sokoto State, and Auwal Abubakar from Shinkafi area of Zamfara State.

The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the government at a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure.

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