MEGA FRAUD: APC Leaders At Lagos State House of Assembly Grant Themselves Lifetime Benefits, Opulent Allowances.

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi IkuforijiSaharaReporters has learned about a bill recently introduced in the Lagos State House of Assembly to approve luxurious lifelong benefits to the legislative body’s speaker and deputy speaker.

The bill proposes to grant the two officials, who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), pensions that amount to 100 percent of their annual basic salary for life, after their tenure as leaders in the state assembly expires.

The bill also proposes such additional benefits as a free house anywhere in Lagos State and a free vehicle paid for from state funds.

In a move that two APC insiders criticized for being corrupt and selfish, the two legislative officials are also meant to receive unlimited allowance for furnishing their free homes, security personnel for life, and free medical treatment for the officials and their families for life. Other obscene benefits include additional allowances for housing maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and entertainment—each category calculated at 10 percent of the officials’ base salary. The officials’ utility allowance is at 20 percent of their base salary.

In addition, the bill stipulates that the state governor and deputy governor as well as their families would receive free medical treatment for life. All designated members of the state leadership would have pensionable drivers for life as well.

The scandalous bill is cited as “the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension) Law 2007 (Amendment) Law 2015.”

“This bill is a slap on the faces of the hapless residents of Lagos State who pay through their noses for amenities that are mostly inadequate or absent,” said a critic of the bill, an APC member. He added, “This is a senseless war by some decadent APC leaders against the public interest.”

A member of the state assembly, who said he found the bill shocking, said the proposed bill was introduced at a time Nigeria’s public attention was focused squarely on national elections, the counterinsurgency against Boko Haram in the north, and the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to London.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK

Olejeme expresses confidence of Jonathan’s re-election; Applauds Nigerians for supporting PDP

Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Presidential Campaign Organization, Dr. Ngozi Olejeme has expressed confidence that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan would be returned to power in the March 28 Presidential Elections.

“PDP will have a resounding victory. That is very clear” she told Niger Delta youths on Saturday in Asaba

Olejeme who sought the support of the young and old to make Nigeria great said President Jonathan would work closely with all Nigerians.

“The youth are Nigeria’s future. To this end, the PDP government will continue to spread employment opportunities across the country and ensure every youth has access to quality education that could secure them a place in a globalized and highly competitive job market. 

Promising that President Jonathan will continue to accelerate the social, political and economic development of Nigeria, Olejeme cited environmental protection, social safety nets for the vulnerable population,  development of the agricultural, livestock and fishing industries,  expansion of infrastructural projects, especially roads, energy and transport, expansion in jobs, food security, national security, people-led governance,  quality education, health care, and national unity as top priority items in the Jonathan led PDP government.

The Jonathan led PDP government; she said, not only put in place transparent systems but revitalized the country’s manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors.

“President Jonathan established twelve Federal Universities. His administration through the National Universities Commission (NUC) gave rise to quality international and local private universities across the country. He tarred over twenty-five thousand kilometres of the thirty six thousand kilometres (36, 000 km) Federal Roads. He completed over 90 per cent of narrow gauge rails. He implemented the Nigerian content law in the oil industry, thus improving the participation of Nigerians in the industry. He also implemented the cabotage law with Nigerians now owning ships and more Nigerians employed in the shipping industry. He also established Maritime University for high-powered man-power development in the Maritime Sector”

“President Goodluck Jonathan will continue to advance the rights of the marginalized. He will bring peace and security to the country and fast-track economic development in all parts of the country. He will shape our country for the better, foster unity, ensure economic growth for all and greater transparency in public life, business and civil society,”

“He will continue to provide grants to young people so that they can set up and run their own businesses. He will continue to focus on issues that resonate with the public.

“President Jonathan’s transformation agenda will continue to focus on ways of ensuring a strong, inclusive, non-inflationary economic growth, employment generation, poverty alleviation, and sustained improvement in the well-being of all classes of Nigerians as well as value re- orientation that targets a robust anti-corruption campaign.

His administration will continue to focus on security, the investment cycle, job creation and also meet the great expectations’ of the people. ” she added.

By Fidel Njamanze

You Don’t Change A Commander-In-Chief In The Middle Of A War – Ribadu.

'You Don’t Change A Commander-In-Chief In The Middle Of A War – Ribadu</p>
<p>Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has come out to tell Nigerians to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan in light of the ongoing war against terror, saying it was not advisable to change the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of war.</p>
<p>Ribadu, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police made the above assertion when he visited Mubi, a recently liberated town in Adamawa State on Saturday, February 28, 2015.</p>
<p>He said: “You don’t change a commander-in-Chief in time of war. Political stability is key to peace and security, more so at a time of instability like what we are witnessing today. We cannot afford to disrupt this operation midstream. This tide should be allowed to continue.”</p>
<p>Pouring cold water on the criticism of President Jonathan’s tactics in responding to the Boko Haram insurgents, Ribadu said: “The President never wanted to have large number of collateral damage. He is a careful leader who quietly took this very measured strategy without grandstanding. Today, we see the result of this matured way of handling this difficult war, which has pushed out the terrorist with minimal civilian casualty.</p>
<p>“The President took his time to build this strong coalition of bringing together our neighbouring countries. The result is for everyone to see. We have seen that the table is now turned against the terrorists, and they are on the run.”</p>
<p>“Now, it is about consolidation of this success, on how to restore life in these affected communities and bring about stability. The President has already established the Victims Support Fund and he has a marshal plan on how to consolidate on this military successes.</p>
<p>“I have worked in many crisis zones, including Afghanistan, I know what insurgency is all about. It is unfortunate that at a time the country should unite for action against the insurgents we were busy apportioning blame. That is why I refrained from any comment about this all this while.</p>
<p>“No country has succeeded in eliminating terrorism altogether and within a short time. The victory may not be total and immediate. It is a gradual process.”</p>
<p>Ribadu further appreciated the efforts of Nigerian security forces and allied forces of other nations for the recent victories recorded over the Boko Haram insurgents</p>
<p>The Trent'

Nuhu Ribadu

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has come out to tell Nigerians to re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan in light of the ongoing war against terror, saying it was not advisable to change the Commander-in-Chief in the middle of war.

Ribadu, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police made the above assertion when he visited Mubi, a recently liberated town in Adamawa State on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

He said: “You don’t change a commander-in-Chief in time of war. Political stability is key to peace and security, more so at a time of instability like what we are witnessing today. We cannot afford to disrupt this operation midstream. This tide should be allowed to continue.”

Pouring cold water on the criticism of President Jonathan’s tactics in responding to the Boko Haram insurgents, Ribadu said: “The President never wanted to have large number of collateral damage. He is a careful leader who quietly took this very measured strategy without grandstanding. Today, we see the result of this matured way of handling this difficult war, which has pushed out the terrorist with minimal civilian casualty.

“The President took his time to build this strong coalition of bringing together our neighbouring countries. The result is for everyone to see. We have seen that the table is now turned against the terrorists, and they are on the run.”

“Now, it is about consolidation of this success, on how to restore life in these affected communities and bring about stability. The President has already established the Victims Support Fund and he has a marshal plan on how to consolidate on this military successes.

“I have worked in many crisis zones, including Afghanistan, I know what insurgency is all about. It is unfortunate that at a time the country should unite for action against the insurgents we were busy apportioning blame. That is why I refrained from any comment about this all this while.

“No country has succeeded in eliminating terrorism altogether and within a short time. The victory may not be total and immediate. It is a gradual process.”

Ribadu further appreciated the efforts of Nigerian security forces and allied forces of other nations for the recent victories recorded over the Boko Haram insurgents

The Trent

Miss World 2014 Winner Is Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss—See Photos and Find Out Who Else Make the Top 10!

Rolene Strauss, Megan Young, Miss WorldLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

And the winner of the 2014 Miss World pageant is….Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss!

The 22-year-old beauty queen was crowned onstage at the competition’s grand final at the Excel London ICC Auditorium on Sunday. Strauss, the daughter of a doctor and nurse, is a fourth-year medical student.

Donning a high, blue and golden jeweled crown and pale pink, off-the-shoulder, romantic-style, cleavage-baring, ruffled evening gown, Strauss waved and smiled at the crowd.

Rolene Strauss, Miss WorldLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

PHOTOS: Most bizarre beauty pageants

Strauss was among 122 contestants who competed for the coveted title this year. During the ceremony, contestants wore colorful costumes representing their countries and territories and several also took part in a group performance of the hit ballad “You Raise Me Up,” made famous by Josh Groban.

After she was crowned, the remaining contestants on stage danced to LMFAO‘s “Party Rock Anthem.” Group member Sky Blu, who wore a fairytale prince-like outfit, performed solo.

“Miss World 2014. Put your hands up, ya’ll!” he shouted. “Put those hands up! Oh yeah! We love girls all around the world. All around the world, we love girls. I love ya’ll.”

PHOTOS: Miss World contestants over the years—includes Halle Berry!

The two runners-up were:

2. Hungary: Edina Kulcsár, a former finalist of the 2009 Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant. The contest featured contestants who had plastic surgery and aimed to promote the benefits of cosmetic procedures.

3. United States: Elizabeth Safrit, who represented North Carolina at the 2014 Miss United States pageant, has a BA in political science from the University of Southern California and has been dancing since she was little.

The other contestants who made it to the top 10 were:

4. Australia: Courtney Thorpe, a marketing student

5. England: Carina Tyrrell, a med student at the prestigious University of Cambridge.

6. Guyana: Rafieya Husain, a business administration student

7. Brazil: Julia Gama, a chemical engineering student

8. Kenya: Idah Nguma, a marketing executive

9. Mexico: Daniela Álvarez Reyes, Miss Mundo Mexico

10. India: Koyal Rana, NGO and director of the Moksha Foundation

People’s Choice winner: ThailandNonthawan Nonthawan Thongleng, a singer, TV host and model

The ceremony also featured a tribute to Indian actress Aishwarya Rai, Miss World 1994.

-TV SCOPE

CORRUPT WORLD: How #Diezani_Madueke Gave N60tr, Nigeria’s Income For 4 Years To Jide Omokore In 4 Oil Blocs.

Jide Omokore: Who is he?

Jide Omokore has become a recurring name in Akwa Ibom politics. His name appears everywhere there is money to be taken out of the state. He is today the most viable godfather in Akwa Ibom politics. Who is he? Below is one of his signatures in our national commonwealth. Are you familiar with SevenEnergy? Read and be enlightened…

Jide Omokere

Jide Omokere

The Senator Emmanuel Paulker-led Committee on Petroleum Upstream which is currently investigating the involvements of the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Dieziani Allison-Madueke and some of her stooges, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko will definitely be answerable not just to tax payers but the Nigerian masses if the matter is swept under the carpet as the usual practice.
The Committee, this office gathered is charged to look into the allegations of fraudulent dealings and illegal transfer of four oil blocks in favour of Jide Omokore`s ATLANTIC ENERGY DRILLING CONCEPT amounting to a whopping N58.9 trillion, a staggering amount experts say make-up Nigeria`s 1-year earnings in crude oil export. This matter is probably the biggest known oil fraud in recent time, this much National Enquirer can authoritatively reveal.
The probe, according to inside sources was informed by a petition written by Delta Producing Communities alleging that the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC and Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Allison-Madueke transferred the ownership of four Oil Mining Licences (OML), 30, 34, 26 AND 42 to Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept belonging to Omokore without tendering and bidding process.
The popular phrase that the law is no respecter of anybody is definitely not working in Nigeria, rather the order of the day is the word of the famous American Black Leader and Activist, Martin Luther King Jr. which says, “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose, they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress”, what this means in essence is that the Nigerian state has proven that there are men powerful than the LAW and that its LAW has failed to establish justice.
Maybe same is the case in few African countries but In Nigeria, it is an established fact that the weightier your offence the lighter the judgment, and vice versa especially when issue in contention is treasury looting, large scale embezzlement, public office fraud that are capable of being clogs in the wheel of national progress. Justice in Nigeria is no doubt a cash and carry business little wonder the prisons are brimming with the poor and the unknown while the rich and the powerful who commit more grievous crimes get pat in the shoulder.
The Nigerian state has made several blooper of the law in recent time and to the extent that, the global village is now wondering if the sovereign nation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is being ruled by any LAW at all. Recently, an honorable court in Abuja, federal capital territory presided over by honourable Justice Abubakar Talba delivered an incredible ruling when it sentenced the former director of the Police Pension Board, YakubuYussuf who admitted stealing a staggering N32.8billion when in office to 2 years imprisonment with an option of N750,000 fine whereas an ex-policeman who stole a N45,000 worth of mobile handset belonging to the governor of Osun State, OgbeniRauf Aregbesola got 45 years jail term!
The landmark oil fraud in which the Petroleum Minister, Dieziani and her privies, Jide Omokore and his friend, Kola Aluko of Septa Energy Limited are being investigated by the National Assembly is going to be a litmus test for the Nigerian Lawmakers as checks already have it that, the suspects might be looking for a way of getting the committee induced afterall.
Tracing the claim-to-fortune of these stupendously rich businessmen, Jide Omokore we gathered came to limelight during the Babangida administration, the Kogi born man was believed to be one of IBB`s “errand” boys before becoming a Steel merchant while Kola Aluko is seen as an AGIP (Any Government In Power) top notcher.
The two powerful businessmen are part of Nigeria`s top 10 silent billionaires going by the extent of the acquisition of worldly accomplishments and properties across the globe. Those who know Jide Omokore like the back of their hands attested to the fact that, he`s a super-rich dude who loves cars and marble houses in choice areas of the nation like Banana Island in Lagos, Asokoro in Abuja, UK, US and the rest, aside the fact that, he owns about 4 private jets while his second wife, Angela Ebagua-an executive director with Access Bank who he married in a controversial manner also has her own private Jet. The story of Jide`s marriage to Angela is a story for another day.

Kola Aluko’s Yacht bought for 16 Billion Naira
The two business dudes are big players when it comes to women matter, just recently, Jide was said to have “wired” one million dollars to a lady he`s crazy about in the U.S and as for Kola Aluko, the handsome international businessman whose interest traverses the oil and aviation sectors is allegedly believed to be dating the Petroleum Minister, Dieziani and the two-some are so fond of each other.


Kola Aluko is the deputy CEO and leading shareholder in SevenEnergy, an oil and gas firm. He is the MD/CEO of Exoro Energy, an indigenous oil exploration and production firm and also on the advisory board of an international aviation company, Vista Jet, a Swiss based private Jet charter company. We learnt Omokore and Aluko are so close that they both fly private Jets across the world with spare aircraft in their entourage. We hear they`re also lobbying to make the next Forbes` list.
We shall bring you more on the adventures of these super rich men and keep you posted as events unfold on the Senator Emmanuel Paulker-led Committee on Petroleum Upstream`s probe.

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President Jonathan Visits Awo’s Widow On Her 99th Birth-Day.

Jonathan and awolowo

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Hannah Awolowo on her 99th birthday , which is today.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the nonagenarian is wife of the late nationalist, political writer and statesman, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The president’s congratulatory message is contained in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, on Monday in Abuja.

The statement said “President Jonathan and his family join millions of admirers of the late nationalist, renowned political leader and sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in wishing his “Jewel of Inestimable Value” very happy birthday celebrations.

“He prays that God will grant Mrs Awolowo many more years of worthy service as the matriarch and moral compass of the great Awolowo political dynasty which continues to play a
commendable role in national development.

“President Jonathan looks forward to personally participating in the celebration of Mrs Awolowo’s landmark 100th birthday next year to honour the highly-revered spouse of one of Nigeria’s famous founding fathers.

“He prays that God Almighty who has blessed Mrs Awolowo with remarkable longevity will grant her continued good health and very memorable birthday celebrations.”