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THE PETITION THAT EXPOSED IMO SPEAKER -CHINOMSO OBI

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Rt.-Hon.-Benjamin-Uwajimogu

When common sense and superior argument takes centre stage in reading and analyzing so many junks and unsubstantiated write-ups dished out by one Samuelson Iwuoha through several Email accounts, one notices that the write-ups are deliberate attempts to either blackmail for ransom or misrepresent and damage people’s integrity out of malevolence or vendetta.

 

Even though I have decided to join Imo people in their bid to stop the unreasonable attitude of peddling lies in order to bring politicians down to their knees and then demand for settlement, I do not intend to make a case for the Speaker or his office but to unsympathetically analyze situation based on Samuelon Iwuoha’s reposted petition to EFCC  and ask whether the right thing was done or not.

As much as I am not against anyone with genuine intention of fighting corruption or anybody writing letters to relevant agencies with verifiable facts in order to expose corruption, the manner Samuelson Iwuoha, is going about his letters leaves a lot to be desired. When Samuelson Iwuoha, first came up with his alleged letter to the EFCC, a year ago, in 2014, knowing that the EFCC will not take him serious, intentionally refused to fellow the laid down procedures for submission of such letters, which requires that the petitioner authenticates his claims by swearing an affidavit and personally submitting the petition to enable preliminary investigation conducted on him as the petitioner.

His inability to appear in any of the probe panels set by the NUJ, IMO YOUTH NETWORK AND THE IMO STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, to prove the truthfulness of his claims, which could also have made his job of exposing corruption easier and the recorded conversation with the Speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Emeka Ahaneku, which was aired by most radio and television stations in Imo State, where Samuelson Iwuoha was reported to have said that he concocted and fabricated the allegations he sent to the EFCC by email, to get the Speaker to pay him 2 million naira and a Toyota Camry 2004 model car, promising, that if his demands are met, he will personally refute the allegations and project the Speaker. If this was the case, then his actions stands condemned.

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I am yet to see in any part of the democratic world where people brazenly and consciously violate fundamental human rights of other citizens masquerading as social commentators. The US or UK who are strong supporters of fundamental human rights would not support blackmail or any action that did not follow due process. The tactics of fabricating outrageous claims to attract people’s attention while going the other way round to negotiate for a ransom was prominent in the PDP era and will not be accommodated by the APC government led by President Muhammadu Buhari who as a victim of  such dangerous blackmail has maintained that, ‘’ people must treat fellow citizens with courtesy and respect.

Buhari, has on several occasions displayed, that he is a democrat who believes in the rule of law. Which he has demonstrated by going to court severally to challenge his past losses at the pool without resorting to self-help or smear campaign against anybody. Back to Samuelson Iwuoha, one tends to ask, if he expects a sophisticated agency of EFCC magnitude to take serious a petition sent through emails and Facebook by an individual well known to the commission as a demented fellow?

 

It was on record that  this same Samuelson Iwuoha wrote malicious petitions against the former Gov.Ikedi Ohakim to the Economic & Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and when invited to the commission by the then EFCC Chairman to substantiate his allegations, he pretended to be insane. His inability to prove any of his allegation against the Former.Governor, prompted the EFCC staff who saw him as a demented fellow to  push him out of the commission, and shortly before he went to jail for murder and cultism, he openly apologized to the former Governor, saying he was given the assignment to blackmail him by Senator Ifeanyi Ararume.

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Like many people have argued, why is samuelson Iwuoha, reintroducing his unsubstantiated EFCC  petition  one year after he stopped laying claim to it because of his inability to prove or substantiate his claims at that time?  Why did he not appear before the various panels probing his allegations then?  Did he make demands from the Speaker?  Who valued the properties? Why is he sending pictures of detached duplexes as mansions that worth 400.000.000 million naira and above?

Imolites have alleged that the recent bombardment of Imo Speaker spearheaded by the major opposition in the state is political and not unconnected to the rumoured submission of his name as a ministerial nominee from Imo. The Speaker had said he wants allegations against him proved and that he will be willing to resign if one of the allegations are found to be true, but mr.Iwuoha, on his part, has refuse to appear in the public domain to prove his allegations nor Honour any of the numerous invitations extended to him for the same purpose.

In any case, it is wrong for a citizen of Nigeria to be so badly treated by Samuelson Iwuoha. Does he not deserve a little respect and even protection from human rights groups, after all he is deemed innocent until proven guilty. Why is it that Samuelson Iwuoha has continued to fabricate all kinds of things against the speaker and his aides? The right thing must be done.

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CAMA 2019 Chats Way Forward For Nigeria’s Security, Economic and Political Stability

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…Sanwo-olu, Ganduje, Nwoko, Kanu, Akiolu, Sunday Dare, Obasa, Akande, Rashida Yahaya Bello, others gears up for honour
The much-awaited and much publicized glamorous event of class and panache, Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA season 9), is on daily basis gaining momentum as D-day draws near as the evening of candor and splendor is all set to hold on Sunday 29th September, 2019. The event, which has been on the mouth of many in the know, is tagged CAMA 2019.
Designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Classic International Magazine, this year’s edition of the most sought after award event in African promises to cut across the frontiers of this country to other parts of the continent.
With the harsh realities of a biting economy and challenging security situation across the nation more than ever, organizers of the award led by the publisher of Classic International Magazine, Mr. Dave Agwazim has decided to chat a way forward for the nation with the gathering of eminent personalities to deliberate on the missing link in our nationhood and how to get out of the quagmire, hence the theme, “Next Level: Chatting A Way Forward On Infrastructural Development For Economic And Security Stability in Nigeria”
The expansive and beautiful 10 Degree Events Center, Billings way Alausa Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos will play host to CAMA 2019; kicking off with sultry Green Carpet “Meet ‘n’ Greet” event at 4pm while the main event commences at 5pm..
The basic and essential objectives of the event is to identify, screen and objectively honour and recognize without bias or sentiment, selfless and industrious individuals across the nation who have severally and individually excelled and performed exceptionally in their respective areas of endeavors and chosen fields, even as this applies to responsive and responsible corporate citizens and industry giants who have brought their products and services to bear on the collective growth of the economy.
Feelers and responses we are getting so far have been encouraging, but like Oliver Twist, we are all expecting more, just as dignitaries, movers and shakers of industries, showbiz impresarios, top notch politicians, top government functionaries and media gurus are billed to attend the all-embracing annual event.  The veteran versatile writer, David Agwazim, whose style of doing things is never in small measure. No doubt, from analysis, CAMA 2019 promises to be a memorable event as usual for those who will attend.
Some of the expected dignitaries to grace this grand high octane event are His Excellences, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu and Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, executive governors of Lagos and Kano States respectively.  Others are the highly revered Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Prince (Dr.) Ned Nwoko, an accomplished and cerebral international legal luminary; First Lady of Kogi State, Hajia Rashida Yahaya Bello, MD of Sonola Foods, Dr. Satish Nair; Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports, Dr. Sunday Akin Dare; Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; Lagos State Commission for Commerce, Chief (Mrs.) Lola Akande, highly celebrated Chief (Mrs.) Opral Benson, Bishop Anene Nwachukwu, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, honourable member representing Kosofe Constituency 1 at Lagos State House of Assembly; fastest rising film-maker, Mrs. Regina Daniel Nwoko, and chairman of Classic International Magazine, Dr. Iyke Kanu, etc.
Distinguished sons and daughters of African descent, nay brands will be honoured with merit awards for their dexterity and quality service within the year under review.
There is always a reward for every good work done on this planet earth.  Man does not only work to earn a living but also to make a contribution to life, to make an impact and living his name in the sands of time.  This fulfillment is the real purpose of life.  ‘There is dignity in labour’, they say, and when a man does not work hard to justify his pay, he of course does not show that he is worthy to live.
CAMA is an award event endowed in 2011 by celebrity journal, Classic International Magazine to reward and celebrate excellence in service across the length and breadth of Africa, promote African culture and provide opportunity for networking.
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How Police Arrested Port Harcourt Serial Killer

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The Rivers State Police Command has arrested an ex-militant turned serial killer.

Gracious David West who has been killing girls in hotels in the state was arrested by the police following a close monitoring of clips obtained from a Close Circuit Televusion (CCTV) of one of the hotels he lodged a girl in.

The serial killer confessed to killing some girls in hotels across the state and tying white handkerchiefs on their leg and neck.

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Confessing to the crime while being paraded before newsmen, he revealed how he contacted the girls, the name of the hotels he took some of them to and how he carried out the killing late in the night.Serial Killer

Confirming the arrest, spokesperson for the state command, Nnamdi Omoni, said:

“I can confirm the arrest but the details will be made public by the Commissioner of Police on Friday.”

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Recall that a peaceful protest was held by concerned citizens in the state on Wednesday, where they called on relevant authorities to wade into the incident of killing of young ladies in the state.

 

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Wellness HMO Again Adopts Three Women for ‘Wellness for Life’

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Leading Nigerian health insurance provider, Wellness HMO, on Saturday, September 15, adopted a total of three women with their ‘Wellness for Life’ initiative, thereby giving the beneficiaries access to quality health care for the rest of their lives.

 

The winners were all selected by raffle during the Hadassah Healing Conference 2019, which took place on Saturday, August 24 at Ikorodu and Saturday, September 15 at Sabo, Yaba; the winners were also each given a ‘Wellness for Life’ gift certificate.

 

The event was attended by over a thousand women from various walks of life.

 

Speaking on behalf of Wellness at the event was Mrs Adetutu Afolabi, pharmacist and Executive Director, Wellness.

 

She said, “Women are like the nexus in most homes, they are the caregivers who many times ignore their own health needs. For this reason, we have a role to play in ensuring that women remain a priority where health needs are concerned. That is the reason we are doing this. The Wellness ‘For Life’ initiative is a gift that these women will enjoy for the rest of their lives; without the worry about health care needs, these women can focus on their families and contribute positively to the society.

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Afolabi also stated, “last year at the Hadassah Healing Conference when we had the maiden edition of the initiative, three women won, but only one of them showed up. The others didn’t come, possibly because they thought such gifts for a lifetime was not possible. This year, we are back again, and we have picked two people from Ikorodu and the last person we picked today from Yaba. In Ikorodu, we had Mrs. Leji Abosede and Mrs Aribabagun Adejoke. Today, Mrs Ramota Lawal won through the raffle draw.”

 

The excited Mrs Ramota Lawal, who resides in Makoko, Yaba and hails from Ibadan shared with members of the press that she is indeed grateful to have won such a gift. “I am really grateful to Wellness HMO. By God’s grace, Wellness will continue to grow and find favour. I got here about 6 AM today and I am thankful that I won,” she said in her native parlance.

 

Wellness HMO, which has been in existence for over 10 years has on a yearly basis partnered with the Hadassah Healing Foundation to provide free health services and screenings for women and the underprivileged. ‘Wellness for Life’ is simply another of their initiative to create and add more value to these women.

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When asked if Wellness HMO would be able to sustain this initiative, Afolabi promised that “As long as Wellness is in business, we will ensure the sustainability of this initiative.

 

She also thanked the convener of the conference, Pastor Nike for creating the platform that gives Wellness HMO the opportunity to add value to the lives of women every year. She equally appreciated the women for attending the yearly conference.

 

Also weighing in on the state of health insurance in Nigeria, Afolabi said: “There is the need for better sensitisation on the benefits of health insurance in Nigeria, and the people too need some mind shift on making provision for the future unknown as regards their health, which is the concept of insurance. Health insurance is not a scam, Wellness HMO has tailored their products to meet individuals’ and corporate organisations’ health needs by giving access to quality healthcare at pocket-friendly rates.”

 

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