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Senate Urges Buhari To Immediately Name Federal Poly, Oko, After Alex Ekwueme



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Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to immediately name the Federal Polytechnic Oko and other Federal assets after the late former Vice President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme.

The Senate, in a point of order raised by DSP, Ike Ekweremadu on the death of former Vice President, Alex Ekwueme and says he was an intellectual giant and lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation.

The Senators took time to eulogised the late Ekwueme and observed a minute silence as mark of honour.

The Senate also agreed to send a delegate to condole with the family, Government and people of Anambra State.



  1. Ugochukwu Christian

    November 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Useless people u want to name his sweat after him abi

  2. Nedum Nkem Chi Emerie

    November 22, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Wen the man was alive nobody’s changes his name to Oko poly…..what a rubbish nonsense idea

  3. Chris John

    November 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    And what are the Senate also telling buhari to immediately implement for the poor-citizens of nigeria?

  4. Prince Edoh

    November 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    U should die senators, so we can name even river or street on ur name. Idiot

  5. Kassim Babatunde Akeem

    November 22, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Well it is good but coming too late. But the man brought the school to Oko.when he was VP

  6. Jose Bakker

    November 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Nonsense why they don’t name it when he was alive to witness it? People must stop this rubbish and backward things

  7. Uche Okwuoha

    November 22, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Shame and backwardness will remain with zoo Nigeria 4ever. Amen

  8. Mazi Pee Dms

    November 22, 2017 at 5:01 am


  9. Tobechukwu Adunigwe

    November 22, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Alex Ekwueme

  10. Tobechukwu Adunigwe

    November 22, 2017 at 1:56 am

    God wen is Biafra giong to come

  11. Tobechukwu Adunigwe

    November 22, 2017 at 1:56 am

    We lost another sage

  12. Christopher Ochini

    November 21, 2017 at 10:54 pm


  13. Nnabuife Obike

    November 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    rubish ppl

  14. MKabir Aliu

    November 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    I just dey laugh

  15. Umeh Nelson

    November 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Very irrelevant demand.

  16. Abdulaziz Damilola Salahudeen

    November 21, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    So now want him to be named after an institution in a zoo country . lol. Make u na borrow sense

  17. E King Eze

    November 21, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Una no the build new thing which kind people be all this self, who’s descendants is this aboki people self

  18. Henry E Ndubuisi

    November 21, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Is that the good roads to eastern regions ? , or the seaports of the region ? , international airports. ? Politicians should stop making fool of themselves, either u go get another place to build with his name or u leave it .

  19. BigKing Joe

    November 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Useless senators u pp can never deliberate for the good of the poor mass, if u like name nigeria an igbo name we don’t care biafra is the only hope for igbo man

  20. Adelak Kayode

    November 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    It’s an insult to name Fed poly Oko after him. Ekwueme was not a local champion. At least FUTO could be named after the nationalist.

  21. Moses Echendu

    November 21, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Senators clap for yourselves for telling Buhari to rename Okopoly after Ekwueme, funny

  22. Emmanuel Okereke

    November 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Foolishness in highest order a region without any federal roads no electrical power supply no government infrastructure you are asking for ekwueme poly rubbish

  23. Ejike Iwuoha

    November 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    This man cried to the FG for too long to rescue him from erosion menace back home…Buhari and the Senate paid deaf ear to that. #1nigeria indeed.

  24. Loveday Atasie

    November 21, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    That is zoo for u

  25. Kingsley Istanbul Vam

    November 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Lol for d zoo all diz can not stop my nation Biafra

  26. Samuel Aromeh

    November 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Build a new university and name after him if the senators are serious

  27. Uchenna Samuel

    November 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Nigeria is a joke

  28. Kc Young Efizzy Aguoma

    November 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Ndi ara becos he is died?

  29. Ozuah Izu

    November 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    The school started as state poly under chief Jim Nwobodo as governor.

  30. Chris Oscar Animba

    November 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm


  31. Ibeawuchi Chinonyerem

    November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm


  32. Soji Olayiwola

    November 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    What of university of port harcourt….

  33. Prince Hail-Sellasie

    November 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Hate speeche from senate.

  34. Christopher AbiJehovah

    November 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm


  35. Ikechukwu Paul Jesomba

    November 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    And what about that….?

  36. Gabriel Ejoke Henry

    November 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm


  37. Uzomeziem Ferdinand Whyte

    November 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Idle senators, what was there impact all this while that d man was sick. Eye service. Rip ekwueme

  38. Agu Anthony Moses

    November 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Why not name any national edifice in Abuja after him?

  39. Sadiq Ibrahim Sadiq

    November 21, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Laugh don’t kill talk about ASUP strike issue

  40. Eva Evarest

    November 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Nonsense senate one of these days boko go visit una rubbish

  41. Dan Awgu

    November 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Yes The federal Government need to do dt bcs,he brought d school they

  42. Japheth Odoh

    November 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Build a University for him if truly you love him

  43. Japheth Odoh

    November 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm


  44. Alkali Dogo

    November 21, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Why immediately let it be sofry sofry now.

  45. Uzoamaka Egbonnaji

    November 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Na oko prison they go name after him

  46. Ekene Udensi

    November 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    STORY FOR DE god….
    And so what…???????!

  47. Victor Douglas

    November 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Buhari can not do such, because he keep malice a lot and tribal politics is in his blood

  48. Ebei Ibi

    November 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

  49. Classical Ejike

    November 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Who cares

  50. Ebei Ibi

    November 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

  51. Emmanuel Nwoye

    November 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Ndi ara, the Senate travelled when the govt said that they won’t pay Ekwueme’s medical bills.

  52. Victor Chinedu Arnold

    November 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    So una go wait untill the person die before una go honour am abi? God forbid

  53. Igbokwe Johnclassy

    November 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    In nigeria people are celebrated and recognized only after death

  54. Emmanuel Uchechukwu Onwe

    November 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    He deserves the honour

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No Man Can Stop Me From Returning As Edo Governor — Obaseki Boasts




Governor Godwin Obaseki has confidently declared that he will emerge governor of Edo State, ahead of the governorship election in the State.

Obaseki who spoke as a guest on a Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, expressed confidence that he will return as the governor of the State.

According to him, no one can stop him because only God gives power.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return, I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”

The governor also rubbished claims that he used the resources of the people of Edo State to become governor.

“I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.

“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources is not true. I became Governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it.

“It does not matter whether it is direct or indirect (primaries), I will win.”

Obaseki’s statement is coming shorty after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was endorsed as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall that Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the state governorship election.

Ize-Iyamu is believed to be loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who has been at loggerheads with Governor Obaseki.

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How I Spent N38.8bn Security Votes In 8 Years — Ex-Abia Gov, TA Orji



Theodore Orji

A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Ahamefula Orji has furnished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with details of how he spent his N38.8billion security votes during his eight years in office.

Orji who was in charge of the state between 2007 and 2015 is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for corruption.

He said he collected N38.8billion as security votes during the period and not N48billion as alleged by the EFCC.

Orji who is currently representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly said he shared much of the N38billion with members of the state House of Assembly, his security informants and traditional rulers.

He claimed to have also given part of the money to military units,the police,the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and security agencies as what he called statutory allocations.

In a tell-it-all statement to his interrogators, the former governor said he gave successive members of the State House of Assembly N5. 760billion, at N60million per month, in the eight years.

He also claimed to have paid N75million monthly to security informants in 15 of the 17 local government areas of the state within the same period.

The yet-to-be identified informants allegedly pocketed a total of N7.200billion between 2007 and 2015.

Some of the security agencies, according to him, received N2million per month.

However, he told the interrogators that he does not have a comprehensive list of all the beneficiaries of the largesse because the Government House staff who used to disburse the cash is no more.

He gave the man’s name simply as Felix.

Orji said he did not ask for the list from Felix at the expiration of his tenure as governor.

He only issued directives to Felix on how to share the security votes.

He also said he never collected cash either from the Director of Finance or the Cashier in Government House.

The EFCC insists that Orji collected N48billion in eight years.

It has retrieved five huge bags of documents from the relevant desks in Abia State on the ex-governor’s financial transactions.

Based on Orji’s confessions, the EFCC is expected to arraign him in court soon being in what a source described as “a straightforward case.”

The Nation gathered that the former governor made the revelations during a session on oath in the presence of his lawyer, who he referred to as Edmund.

It was the first time Orji would open up after many years of trying to make him respond to allegations against him.

Orji said he received N370million monthly as security votes in 2007 and N410million monthly from 2008 to 2015.

He said that from his assumption of office up to his exit the funds were distributed in cash. “There were also statutory funds to the security agencies,” he was quoted as saying.

He said the first Speaker in 2007 and the last Speaker in his second term confirmed the receipt of N60million monthly from his security votes.

He said the Majority Leader also attested to the receipt of the monthly cash although he claimed he did not know “ how they shared the money.”

He could not explain what the monthly cash to the lawmakers was meant for or remember the exact amount he was giving the traditional rulers monthly.

Orji admitted that all disbursements by the late Felix were based on his directives.

Usually, according to him, the funds were brought by the Director of Finance (DF)in batches.

The DF would then inform the ex-governor on how much had come and would then be kept in the accounts.

Orji would, in turn, issue directive to the late Felix on what to disburse and to whom.

He was quoted as saying “Felix comes to show me how disbursement is made. After disbursement, Felix keeps the list for safety. As I was leaving the Government House, I didn’t ask him for the list.”

He claimed that he never personally collected any cash from the votes whether from the Director of Finance or Government House cashier.

The funds were channelled through Felix “on my directives,” he said.

The EFCC is still working on the charges against Orji.

But a reliable source told The Nation that investigation had “reached an appreciable stage for trial.”

Continuing, the source said: “We have been on this case since March 2017. Our operatives were painstaking in cracking this case.

“We will arraign ex-governor in court any time from now because the charges are ready. The only challenge is COVID-19 but we won’t allow it to affect the arraignment.

“In the face of the law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the court. The onus is on him to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not commit the financial recklessness.”

The source said the use of security votes was the first leg of the ongoing probe of Senator Theodore Orji.

The former governor has been under investigation since November 22, 2018 following a petition from a group, Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group

In the March 17, 2017 petition, the group alleged that Orji received and diverted various sums of monies that accrued to Abia State while in office.

The breakdown of the amounts allegedly received by him are as follows:

  • N383 billion revenue from federation accounts
  • N55 billion Excess Crude Revenue
  • N2.3 billion Sure – P
  • N1.8 billion Ecological funds
  • N10.5 billion loan from First Bank of Nigeria through the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs.
  • N4 billion Loan from Diamond Bank
  • N12 billion Paris Club refund
  • N2 billion Agricultural loan for farmers
  • N55 billion ASOPADEC.

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Court Orders Atiku To Pay Trader N5 MILLION For Using Her Photo For Advert




A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his Campaign Director, Dr Bukola Saraki, to pay N5million in damages to a Lagos trader, Amuda Adeleke, for unauthorised use of her photo on their campaign billboard.

In a suit marked FHC/L/CS/19, Adeleke had told the court that the defendants used her photograph on their campaign billboard without her consent.

Justice Ayokunle Faji, however awarded N5 million to the trader, to be jointly paid by Atiku, Saraki, the PDP and Peter Obi, who was Atiku’s running mate in the poll, The Nation reports.

The trader said this caused her embarrassment and she prayed the court to award N45m against the defendants for infringing on her fundamental right to privacy as enshrined, in the 1999 Constitution.

But after entering judgment in her favour, Justice Faji awarded N5m against the defendants.

In the suit, Adeleke explained that in December 2018, during the build-up to the 2019 general elections, agents of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, led by Saraki, came to Oyin Jolayemi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos to campaign for Atiku and his running mate, Obi.

She said Saraki and his team engaged people on the street, including herself.

Adeleke said she saw members of the campaign train taking photographs during the engagement with the crowd and she thought it was merely to preserve the memory of the event.

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