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HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT Ayegunle Gbede is located at the North-Eastern part of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State. Ijumu Local Government Area is on coordinates 70 51’N, 50 58’E. Ayegunle Gbede is the second largest and most populous town in Gbede land. The town is a nodal town in which five roads from different villages and towns intersected at the heart of the town. Ayegunle Gbede shares common borders with Oleh Bunu, Ayeh Gbede, Ayetoro Gbede, Iyah Gbede, Idoyi Bunu, Iluhafon Gbede, and Ayedayo Amuro. It is a settlement essentially on ridges of mountains. Thus, it is a much…

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Disqualification of Obaseki, impunity carried too far Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the Nigeria Governors Forum has become a toothless bulldog because it has lost focus on its role in defending the rule of law in the country. Governor Wike said the Forum used to be non-partisan and a powerful voice on national issues. He noted that since the All Progressives Congress(APC) took over the leadership of the body in 2015, Governors have turned to beggars. The governor made the assertion at media parley that held at Government House, Port Harcourt. “Before 2015, the Governors Forum used to…

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The Nigerian government is intentionally delaying diaspora voting because they seem to be afraid that diaspora participation may bring sanity into our elections. It will be difficult to make diasporans sell their votes. Rather, they will critically assess candidates before voting. It may also be difficult to rig diaspora votes. The government is not comfortable with smooth elections. There must be loopholes left for rigging. People must be killed for some persons to enter into offices. 58 Nigerians were killed in the 2019 Presidential elections. Over 100 of us were killed in the 2015 elections. 400 of us were killed…

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When one hears some of these cock and bull stories, many questions just begin to whirl up in one’s head, a fraction of which are: What happened to the NGN490 Million appropriated for NIDCOM?What was the justification for engaging all the multitudes of staff for NIDCOM when you are unsure of a working space for them?Does NIDCOM have any basic one year lean operating plans with targets / benchmarks? How has the Commission envisaged the scenario now playing out and what remedial mechanisms were anticipated? Can people now begin to appreciate the enormous sacrifices the leadership of NIDO is making,…

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The appointment of Former UN Envoy, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari as the Chief of Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari has seen many reactions and congratulatory messages from different quarters. Leading the International community in such messages is the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE. Catriona Laing. She congratulated the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, on her twitter handle a few hours after he (Gambari) was unveiled to the world as the man that will replace late Mallam Abba Kyari as CoS to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the late…

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We promised Nigerians and the Diaspora not to engage Abike Dabiri-Erewa in her business of bad-mouthing nor go into the gutters, but to diligently expose her lies to the Diaspora, to Nigerians and to Mr. President. In a recent Press statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM following a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the Americas, Para. 8 of the Press statement stated; “On the issue of NIDCOM board, she was optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will constitute appropriately, but denounced the fallacy in some circles that the two representatives of the Diaspora in…

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Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is giving humanity its toughest challenge since 1918 – when influenza killed more people than during World War I. Since its outbreak late last year in Wuhan, China, Covid-19 has infected over 3.3 million persons and killed more than 234,000 globally. The fatality keeps mounting as the virus is alive in every region, except Antarctica. As of May 01, in order of fatality, Europe announced over 1.4 million confirmed cases and 132,543 deaths. The region of the Americas declared over 1.2 million cases and 74,591 deaths. Additionally, the Middle East announced 176,928 cases and 7,304 deaths. Western…

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That individuals and organisations registered and unregistered, often not more than a handful of well-connected persons, have constituted nuisance in Nigerian Diaspora affairs, is not new. That these individuals and groups continue to undermine the establishment of NIDO to provide coherence in galvanising Diaspora input in national development often with active support of government officials, is not new either. That they have carried on with these nefarious activities with or without the tactical approval of NIDCOM, is taking it to another level. This has got to be addressed. I am honestly speechless and surprised that these individuals and group under…

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It is important here to note that base on this notice and other previous actions undertaken by this fellow Ade Omole, who to the best of knowledge is an APC member and supporter here in the U.K., he has been leveraging on the opportunity of APC connection, with the Chairman of NIDCOM, Hon. Abike, whom herself is an APC chieftain, to undermine the legitimacy of the institution of NIDO/NIDOE as a government recognised body (Article 2. (1) a-(i-iii) and Article 2. b (i-ii) and C (i-vi) as well as Article 3 and Article 8 (d), (g ) and (h) NIDCOM…

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Prof Soludo is a professional colleague that I have a lot of tremendous respect for. He is very brilliant, deeply knowledgeable and smart. I took time to read this piece from him. I believe the erudite Professor is just concerned and rightly thinking loud of the Economic consequences of the Lockdown in Africa due to the pardemic. There is absolutely no doubt that the Professor is very correct in his postulations. The African country economies were at the edge prior to the severely damaging and unpredicted pardemic. From any perspective you may want to examine this current issue, Africa fragile…

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