BREAKING: Heavy shooting as hundreds of youths storm Bayelsa Assembly, remove mace

The sitting of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly ended abruptly on Monday as irate youths numbering over hundreds stormed the complex shooting sporadically disrupting the sitting.

The shootings began when the Speaker was about to enter the chambers after a heated three hours closed-door meeting with members.

In the ensuing melee, the mace was removed by unidentified persons as the lawmakers and journalists scamper for safety.

There was tension around the Assembly complex in the build-up to the sitting where the Speaker was expected to resign or face impeachment in an event he fails to resign.

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ABIAPOLY NLC declares indefinite strike, protests sack of 258 staff

The Abia State Chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has locked up the Abia State Polytechnic School, over sack of 258 members of staff, and nonpayment of salaries. The school’s chapter also declared an indefinite strike, vowing to remain away from work until their colleagues are recalled, and salaries paid.

A 14-days ultimatum issued to the school management by SSANIP and NASU has expired without payment of salaries.

However, the Governor of the state on Saturday, 28th September, had argued that the institution was ovwrrstaffed and those affected were not really doing anything in the school. He also decried the school management’s inability to pay its own salaries, despite its earnings and government subventions.

Bayelsa: OYLF celebrate King Turner on the occasion of his birthday

Ogbia Youth Leaders Forum (OYLF) eulogise with HRH King (Dr). Amalate J. Turner, MFR, JP, Obigbo Mikimiki 1, Obanema of Opume on the occasion of his birthday.

The group registered made this known through it’s National Chairman, Comr. David Awasa who described HRH King A.J Turner as ‘a leader, father, business mogul and contemporary kingmaker whose exploits have travelled beyond Ogbia kingdom down to the hinterlands’ .

He added that Ogbia Kingdom and Bayelsa State is blessed to have such a son as his kinds are few.
He also prayed for God’s protection and guidance and longevity over the king.

Engr. Ndukwe Ikoh decries infrastructural deficit at NBA, vows to give Academy face lift

An engineer and businessman, Chief Ndukwe Ikoh has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of infrastructural decay at National Broadcasting Academy (NBA) Lagos, particularly the road leading to the over six-decades-old school and the structures housing the Academy.

The industrialist and politician also promised to do all within his capacity to give the training institute a befitting outlook in coming days.

He made this pledge in a chat with ABN TV on Friday at an occasion to mark the end of the Batch ‘B’ 2019 basic course of the Academy.

While commending the school for a high level of academic activities and training it has offered to the participants in the last 62 years, he said infrastructure has remained its major challenge, expressing readiness to assist in bringing a turnaround.

He said the antecedent of the Academy in churning out successful practitioners in broadcast journalism has been very positive.

Chief Ikoh who was a guest at the event urged practitioners and intending broadcasters to see the institute as virile in giving them the needed training to excel in broadcast profession.

Abia Govt to solve Acha community electricity problem within the next 30 days

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has promised to solve the problem of absence of electricity supply from the national grid to Acha community of Isuikwuato LGA within the next 30 days.

Governor Ikpeazu who spoke during the commissioning of a cottage rice mill located in the community stated that he was moved to construct the rice mill when he saw women from the community carrying unmilled rice to a neighboring state for milling.

The Governor who praised the people of the community for their hard work and industry informed that his administration is determined to establish one agricultural product processing cottage industry in every LGA of the state said that so far he has commissioned 4 rice mills in Acha, Ofeme, Uzuakoli and Bende.

Governor Ikpeazu was conferred with the Chieftaincy title of Ugo Chi Nyere by traditional rulers of the community

Governor Ikpeazu sacks ASEPA GM over poor sanitation in Umuahia

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed the immediate sack of the General Manager of Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA), Mr Okechukwu Apugo, over poor sanitation situation in Umuahia.

According to a release signed by the State Commissioner For Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, the Governor gave the directive while on project tour in the state after passing through Ochendo by pass road and saw heaps of refuse along the road.

Governor Ikpeazu directed the Secretary to State Government, Barr Chris Ezem, to take over sanitation in Umuahia with Dr Aham Uko assisting him.

Meanwhile, Governor Ikpeazu continued his project commissioning
inspection visits with the headquarters of ASOPADEC and Umuahia relief market commissioned by the Governor.

BREAKING NEWS:Governor Ikpeazu sacks ASEPA GM over excessive refuse in Abia cities

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Governor Ikpeazu sacks ASEPA GM over excessive refuse in Abia cities.

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BAYELSA GUBER: See full list of 100 beneficiaries of Senator Douye Diri’s  scholarship scheme

Ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial elections of Bayelsa on Nov. 16, facts have emerged about the philanthropic gestures of Senator Duoyo Diri, the People’s Democratic Party candidate.

A list of student beneficiaries from Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island in the state, made available to Jungle Journalist News Corporation showed that students from most local governments have been benefitting from the scheme.

Below is a list of some beneficiaries:

Beneficiaries of Senator Douye Diri’s scholarship scheme 2017/2018 Session at Niger Delta University (NDU)

YELGA STUDENTS
1) UGEH DANIEL ANDREW.
2) ODJESAH JEFFERSON ZEMKIZIBE
3) BENSON MONICA
4) GODSWILL MUFIEME NICE
5) KUBOR GIMEON
6) OKOMI GODSWILL INDIA
7) TIMOTHY ZUOBOEMI
8) OTOBO BINALAYEFA JOSHUA
9) CLUB BOLOUEMBELEMOERE
10) DOUGLAS PAMELA
11) SEABOY ENIDENEVELE DEBORAH
12) GODGIFT PREYE ABARISO
13) STANLEY EKPEBIVIE
14) AWUITOR KATHERINE EMOMOTIMI
15) AUSTIN AUGUSTIN JUNIOR
16) MARGRET FORSTER LOTT. S.

2018/2019 Session
1) WALSON PRETEIYE
2) AYIBALA GOLDEN
3) KALABUMO TONBARA
4) INEGITE GLORY
5) DICKSON .R. DICKSON
6) TIMI FAITHFUL ABILO
7) OKARA JENNIFER
8) DIRI .O. STANLEY
9) ONYAH REJOICE NYICKIPRE
10) AMOS OBED
11) GODSPOWER PROSPER AWI
12) TULAGHA .P. CHARLES
13) OKPOTOLOMO TIMIEMI
14) OTOBO IZIBENIDELIBO FESTUS
15) JOSEPH SINENI
16) JACOB DANIEL MOWERI

Beneficiaries 2017/2018 Session in NDU.

Kolga Students
1) KAKATEI JULIET
2) AMABEBE ANTHONIA
3) RAPHAEL BIWERIBO SAMUEL
4) IGARANDO INEIKPOYE DAVID
5) IKEMIKE FLORENCE IPAMOKOBOERE
6) BOLEIGHA CONFIDENCE EBI
7) KOSIN VICTOR OROTONYOPAGHA
8) RITA CHRISTMAS
9) EGBE DOUBARA ABEL
10) JAMES ANGBA
11) LAYEFA ROWLAND
12) BOYO PRINCE OLOROGUN
13) ORUKARI INEMOTIMI
14) IGBUNU KEMESELEKUMO JACK
15) OKPONYAN EREBIRIDUMO QUEENETH
16) MONDAY EMMANUEL PEREOWEI
17) ERIZIA PREYE GIFT
18) OFONIAMA BETTY EBIBOLOUKEMI
19) IBE DINIPRE DAVID

2018/2019 SESSION
1) EGBE DOUBARA ABEL
2) TEME WOYENGIKURO Y.
3) MATHEW EBIFEGHA MICHAEL
4) OKPOYAN TIMIPA
5) IGBUNU KEMESELEKUMO JACK
6) DIELAGHA UNDUTIMI
7)EBITIMI ODIMIEKUMO HENRY
8) OTOWORO EBIMOBOWEI
9) PRECIOUS BOBOYE TARABINA
10) TEKEREBO MAJESTY
11) SEIYEFA DRESSMAN
12) BINDEI TARIMOBO-ERE GODSTIME
13) AYAMA MICHAEL.
14) AGAH TONYESEIGHA BECKY
15) ZIDOUGHA DIEPREYE

BENEFICIATIES 2018/2019SESSION IN NDU

1. Forster Margaret Souyo Dept: Law
Faculty: Law
Mat.No: UG/17/3033, Level 200,
2.OSUNUAYIBADITONMUNUPROSPER MatricNo:UG/16/2622 Department:bankingandfinance Level:300level
3 . F U L L N A M E : A n d re w M a ria n FACULTY:MANAGEMENTSCIENCE DEPARTMENT:Accounting LEVEL:100 Regnumbe;85164427GD
4.Name:MiebiDeborah Faculty:ManagementScience
Department:Insurance MatricNo:UG/15/3719
5.Name:ClementGabriel MatricNo:UG/16/3398
Faculty:Education Department:VocationandTechnicalEducation
6.Name:GboriangaEmmanuelNapoleon Department:Petroleum Engineering Faculty:Engineering MatricNo:UG/15/3993
Level:400
Phonenumber:08082356566 7.Name:NewmanDaniel
MatricNo/regno.85160329DI Department:sociology Faculty:socialScience Level100.
8.Name:Bigbo,TuemiAdolphus Dept:Pharmacy Faculty:Pharmacy Level:100
9.Name:GidiboGraceAyakpo MatricNo:UG/16/2349 Department:BankingandFinance Faculty:ManagementSciences Level:300
10. Name:GidiboRobinsonEbipere MatricNo:UG/17/2958 Department:Pharmacy Faculty:Pharmacy
Level:200

11. Name:OkpanranEbikiemoVictor MatricNo:75199841HA Department:AgricultureandEnvironmentalEngineering Faculty:Engineering
Level:200
12. Name:FereJeremiahKonbotari
Department:Economics Faculty:ManagementScience Level:100 Regno/matno.76174701EA
13. Name:PeremonoRobertToru. Faculty:SocialScience. Department:Economics.
300level.
UG/16/2756
14. Name:GameEricEbiangasuo
Department:Accounting Faculty:managementscience Matno.UG/17/1061 Level:200
15. Name: Foster Philip Preye
Department: Crop/Soils Science
Faculty: Agriculture
Mat No.UG/16/3402
Level 300
16. Name: Dumbe Demegheteitei W.
Matric No: UG/15/2200 Department: Insurance
Faculty: Management Sciences Level:400
Phone number:08102543638
17. Name: Dekumo Grace Sunday
Faculty: Arts
Department: TheatreArts Reg.No: 85154757HA Level: 100
18.Name: Tiwei Ebiemi
Reg Num: 76759874CH Department: Educational Foundation
Faculty:Education Optionofstudy:Guidanceandcounseling/politcalscience. Level:200
19. Name: Salvation Timiebi Nathaniel Faculty: Science
Department: Physics Matric No:UG/171588
20. Name: Kuipu Atie Felix
Faculty: Arts
Department: Theatre Arts Mat No.UG/14/0730
Level: 400

Release my results or arrest me if you believe I cheated, student dares JAMB

The whiz-kid from Anambra State who scored 9As in the May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), Master Akachukwu Onyiuke, has challenged the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede to arrest and prosecute him.

Master Onyiuke, who hails from Nimo in Njikoka Local Government of the state, told The Education Report that he suspected JAMB is holding on to his result because he may have scored above 370.

The whiz-kid told the JAMB Registrar to review the CCTV at his exam centre to ascertain his claims of following due process before entering the hall to write the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and if he is not satisfied to prosecute him if he has evidence that he entered the exam hall illegally.

He said in a mail to SUN: “I am ready to be prosecuted by JAMB. They have arrested many candidates, why have they not come after me.

“The Registrar, Prof Oloyede, claimed I entered the exam hall illegally. If he has the proof that I did not follow due process in entering the exam hall, let him order my arrest.

“I am not scared because I did biometric and went through other formalities before proceeding to the third floor to write the UTME.”

Onyiuke’s UTME result was withheld since May despite efforts by school, parents and himself to secure the release of the result.

JAMB withheld the result without explanation until the Zonal Coordinator in Anambra State in August disclosed that he did not do biometrics.

Reacting, Onyiuke challenged JAMB registrar to do the needful if he (Oloyede) has evidence that he gained access into the exam hall illegally and arrest him.

The coordinator, Linda Ajanwachuku, told him via e-mail:

“As a result of the ticketing raised last Friday, your petition has been answered and has been sent to your email.

“Apparently, there is no evidence that you did biometrics verification before you entered the examination hall.’’

In response, Onyiuke stated: ‘’I suppose your reading of my interview on yesterday’s newspaper (published in Daily Sun, August 13, 2019) was what warranted your reply.

“I do not know if there are any ulterior motives attached to your reply, but the circumstances surrounding the nature of your reply and the time of your reply as well, have made me consider the fact that there must be some other strings attached.

“Nevertheless, I will like to make some points clear to you and to JAMB as well.

‘’First, as you might have seen and read in the newspaper, I wrote UTME twice; in SSII and SSIII and as such, I am very conversant with how to thumbprint. Only cheats do not thumbprint.

“Your inference is that I was not the one that wrote that exam. It is funny because I personally believe that no one in Nigeria can write that exam the way I wrote it.

“I am sure you know the saying: ‘If you want something done well, do it yourself.’

‘’If you claim that there is no evidence pointing the fact that I did thumbprint, I find that uncalled for.

“Firstly, my centre was arguably the best in the nation and there was no record of examination malpractice.

“Secondly, my slip was signed as evidence to prove that I did my biometrics verification so it is in your best interest and JAMB’s as well to produce that ‘signed slip’.

“Thirdly, I do not want to believe that the board is hard of hearing because I have stated for the umpteenth time that there are CCTVs in my examination centre and playing such CCTVs back to a certain date is something that even I can do.

‘’Having stated all these, I am sure that you will agree with me that there is enough evidence to go round.

“I urge the JAMB to review their consciences and also note that they are on the wrong side of this argument.

“If it is my high score that bothers you, my antecedents are more than sufficient to back it up.

‘’The following attachment is an affidavit that I swore. It gives a step-by-step explanation of how I carried out my activities on the said day.

“I forgot to add that I have received no reply to my tickets so your claim that it has been sent to my mail is false.’’

See attached an affidavit Onyiuke swore showing how he wrote the UTME on April 17, 2019.

He detailed how he got to the his exam centre, Chamscity/Sascon CBTS2, Third Floor, Sascon International School, Maitama, Abuja, and was made to queue up for 30 minutes alongside other candidates for screening and afterwards the biometrics.

The affidavit reads:

“In doing my biometrics, I placed my finger on the machine and made sure personally that my credentials appeared on the screen.’

‘’My examination centre was on the third floor. I made my way up the flight of stairs to the third floor and presented my signed examination slip to the official at the entrance upon which I was allowed into the exam hall to locate my seat.

“The examination went smoothly, and I was glad that after very thorough and strenuous hours, days, weeks and months of studying, I was not a bit surprised at what was presented on the screen, as the exam was very easy for me.

‘’In reality and actual fact, I do not expect to be presented with a score less than 370 at the least. I finished the exam, which was to run for two hours in about one hour and 15 minutes, thus giving me ample time to go through my work, which I did for the reminder of the time.

‘’We were again made to queue up so as to sign out. Again I thumbprinted and ensured that my credentials once again appeared on the screen. With this done, I submitted my signed examination slip to the official and left the premises.

“I, my school authorities and parents had earlier written and paid several visits to the JAMB office at Bwari, Abuja requesting for investigation and further verification, yet not a word from JAMB.’’

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President Buhari Mourns Aid Worker, Calls for Release of all Hostages

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday expressed deep sorrow over the killing of another aid worker as revealed in a video by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The President condemns the gruesome murder of aid workers, who had made sacrifices and risked their lives to provide succour for traumatized people, urging humanitarian organisations not to be discouraged by the cowardly acts of terrorists.

President Buhari notes that the humanitarian spirit of aid workers had impacted greatly on the operations in the North East, appreciating them for all the sacrifices.

The President called for the release of all those taken hostage by bandits and terrorists across the country, and beyond.

President Buhari assures all humanitarian workers, especially those in the North East, and citizens held in captivity that his administration will intensely pursue and ensure their freedom by “using every possible means at the disposal of government”.

“As the joint military operations by Lake Chad Basin countries destroy the terrorists in the remaining pockets of their dens, with many of them already fleeing the sub-region region, we give assurances that efforts will be intensified by this government, working with neighbouring states, to free all hostages. We will practically and completely erase terrorism from this country and the entire sub-region,” he said.