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Why AAC for Rivers Governor – Princewill

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Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Rivers State, Port Harcourt, Prince Tonye T.J.T Princewill who is the Director, Strategic Communications Tonye Cole Campaign Organization has thrown his weight behind the adoption of the African Alliance Congress (AAC ) for the governorship poll.

Mr. Princewill in a statement made available to journalists said: “Even though I cannot hide my disappointment at the non inclusion of Rivers State APC candidates on the ballot come Saturday, I too must approve the decision reached by our leadership to support Sowore’s AAC in our upcoming Governorship election. With the way things are hot in Rivers state, a double AC may just be what we need.”

The statement reads: Seriously though, “Wike must go” and “Power must rotate”, were what attracted me to this cause. It was not candidate specific then and it is not candidate specific now. Tonye Cole and the other APC candidates will still have their day in court. The apex court has not yet spoken and since we’re advised not to speak while eating, Rivers state without Wike will allow the judges to speak even more freely.

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The injustice of exclusion like this will be written about for years to come and the actors and the role each one played will be dissected by law professionals and the rest of us, the world over. It’s nothing short of a disgrace. Justice for me is the annulling of this election, I still stand by that. But since justice has been denied us for far too long, we have opted to do what is available to us now; Vote out Wike. For as long as we all await justice, let us do it with a different person sitting in Brick House.

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That is where Biokpo Awara comes in. I urge all those who love us to vote for him and all those who despise Wike’s politics to do same. I must advise you all to do so peacefully please. Election Violence is not our friend. He is Wike’s brother. And this Saturday, both Wike and his brother will meet their match, when the security agencies ensure your votes count, free from harassment and free from intimidation.

 

Oyibo man talk say; “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Let us hold this one first before all our candidates come out from that bush.

 

Vote Biokpo Awara. Vote AAC. Remember the motto and also the logo. Hands up. Let’s take it back from those who want to keep taking us back

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LAGOS INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY TO BE AFRICA’S BIGGEST INNOVATION HUB – SANWO-OLU

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Lagos State Government’s investment in technology and innovation is a deliberate effort to position the State as key player in global technology space, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Monday.

The Governor said his administration’s financial commitment to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is to make Lagos Africa’s foremost centre of innovation by harnessing local capabilities in developing tech solutions that would reduce the State’s reliance on foreign tech inventions.

Sanwo-Olu spoke while receiving the management team of Oracle Africa Group who came on a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Alausa. The team was led by the Group’s Country Director, Mr. Adebayo Sanni.

The Governor said the recently approved seed capital of N250 million was particularly aimed at enhancing young people’s innovative skills and empowering them to be tech solutions providers as the world progresses in digitisation.

He said: “Technology has gotten to a stage where we all need it to leapfrog and enhance accuracy in governance. As a Government, we have always promoted technology to take the lead and be a strong enabler for us to deliver on our promises to the people.

“We are taking steps to further collaborate with partners that will strengthen our capacity to be big player in global tech space. We just concluded a two-day Art of Technology where we announced the establishment of innovation research council and N250 million seed capital to support young innovators locally.

“We are not looking at what is going to be our immediate benefit by this investment; rather we want to create a robust technology culture that will give young people opportunities to explore their innovative skills in bringing about tech solutions and applications we can use to advance our service delivery.”

Sanwo-Olu acknowledged the technical support offered by Oracle Group to stabilise processes in the State’s civil service and in promoting accountability in administrative process. The Governor, however, said the relationship between both parties must be consolidated to boost the capacity of the State Government and keep it abreast of the latest technological solutions developed to ease processes.

Sanni described the two-decade partnership between Lagos Government and Oracle Group as “mutually beneficial”, noting that Lagos is one of the IT firm’s success story in deploying technology solutions to improve governance.

He said: “Lagos State is one of the places we use as an example globally in terms of what we have done in helping governments transform their business using technology. Oracle wants to consolidate on this partnership and make commitment that will help Lagos State sustain its growth.”

Sanni assured the Governor that the IT firm was willing to review and build on its technical assistance to the State Government for improved service delivery, while also promising to boost the capacity of the current administration in using data to take predictive analysis of situations across the State.

 

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Unknown Assailants Attack Maersk Nigeria’s MD, Tohouo

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Reports are making the rounds that the Managing Director of Maersk Nigeria Limited and his wife were attacked by bandits in their Ikoyi Lagos home on Sunday night.

Gildas Tohouo Tohouo, who heads Maersk operation in Nigeria is a Cameroonian. According to the reports, he survived the attack, but his wife an Hungarian was killed.

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The attack was carried out in their Lugard Avenue home in Ikoyi, leaving Tohouo seriously injured and hospitalised.

Gildas Tohouo Tohouo, right, his slain wife, middle and their children

There are reports that the police have made two arrests, in connection with the robbery and murder though they are yet to issue a statement on the incident.

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Tohouo was appointed as MD in Nigeria in 2016, having served in Guangzhou, China, Cameroon. As the Nigerian MD, he also oversees Maersk’s operation in Benin, Niger, Togo, and Ghana.

A Masters degree holder in Economics and applied management, he speaks English, French, and German.

“The wife of Gildas Tohouo, the Managing Director of Maersk Line, one of the biggest maritime companies in Nigeria, was reportedly stabbed to death during an attack at their home in Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi, Lagos state on Sunday, December 8th,” Austyn Zogs, tweeted.

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Breaking: Buhari Announces Fowler’s Replacement, He Is Muhammad M. Nami

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President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to renew the appointment of Babatunde Fowler, Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Fowler’s tenure expired today 9 December. A statement by the Presidency is quoted to have said that Fowler is expected to hand over to the most senior director on the board who will take charge.

He will be replaced by Muhammad M. Nami, following the confirmation of a new board by the Senate. Muhammad M. Nami’s nomination was conveyed in a letter Buhari sent to the Senate, on the composition of a new board for the revenue agency.

The board is composed of a member representing each of the six geographical zones and statutory representatives from a select number of ministries and government agencies.

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Nami is described as a well-trained Tax, Accounting, and Management professional with highly rated qualifications and professional practice and licenses from relevant professional bodies”.

He has almost three decades of practical working experience in Auditing, Tax Management and Advisory and Management services to clients in the banking, manufacturing, services and public sectors as well as non- profit organisations.

A graduate of Bayero University Kano and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (1991) and a Masters of Business degree (2004) respectively. He is also a fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Institute of Debt Recovery Practitioners of Nigeria and Associate Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.

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He started his career with PFK in 1993 and rose to the position of a Senior Consultant in charge of Tax management and advisory services. He is currently the managing consultant of Manam Professional Services (Chartered Tax Practitioners and Business Advisers) based in Kaduna, Abuja, Niger State.

He has served and is still serving, on many companies’ Board and Statutory Board Audit Committees. He was appointed as a member, Presidential Committee on Audit of Recovered Stolen Assets in November 2017 by President Buhari.

 

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