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Ogontu- Apama/Inyi Road @Mgbowo Community in Awgu LGA- a job well done By Comr Akpa Francis



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“Leadership is an action not a position”.

“It was my pleasure to commission the Ogontu/Apama/ Inyi Mgbowo road project, which I attracted to make life better for my constituents.

I return all the glory to God”. -Sen. Prof Ike Ekweremadu CFR ( 8th January 2019 ).

The above statements was released by Ikeoha Ndi-Igbo through his official facebook page after the commissioning of Ogontu/Apama/Inyi Mgbowo road project which happened to be the first road project attracted and executed in Mgbowo community courtesy of Sen. Prof Ike Ekweremadu.

Permit me to redirect the ignorant and attention seekers who believed that denting or blackmailing the image of someone who God has blessed will make them achieve their petty political aims, may be they have been brainwashed that such visionless political lifestyle pays but not at all, such is no more obtainable but it can only lead the person astray.

I came across a fallacious, mischief and baseless write ups/articles from an uninformed individual against the Ikeoha Ndi-Igbo regarding the Ogontu/ Apama/ Inyi road which was attracted, executed and commissioned by Distinguished Sen. Prof Ike Ekweremadu for the betterment of Ndi Mgbowo community ( my own community ), though” I decided not to give such eye service and fabricated write ups attention but I have no option than to render this unmerited attention to it

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First” I wish to remind the writer/publisher of this propaganda that Distinguished Sen. Prof Ike Ekweremadu is a parliamentarian who has the responsibility to make ( enact ) “Law”, personally” I believed that anything from this can be achieve by appealing.

Just like other uncountable project ( either executed or ongoing/construction )attracted by Ikeoha to his constituents, the Ogontu/Apama/Inyi Mgbowo road was commissioned on 5th January 2019 ( I guess ) which the second phase leading to Inyi Mgbowo is on course.

The project was awarded to Deveng Gateway LTD and not Bamboo Construction Company which is under the supervision of department of physical planning (UBEC ).

The uninformed writer also ridicule himself by not knowing or differentiating the 2 project sign post, the black sign post is from FERMA for the rehabilitation of Enugu-Port Harcourt Express Road/Awgu-Mmaku-Achi Road interchange in Enugu State, the sign post only describes their site relocation address and has nothing to with the Ogontu/Apama/Inyi road project while the UBEC sign post represents the Ogontu/Apama/Inyi road project attracted by Ikeoha Ndi-Igbo to the good people of Mgbowo community in Awgu LGA, I believed that the both messages in the sign post will guide us more.

There is never a time this road project was re-attracted, renamed or re-awarded, all this fabricated cheap propaganda is dead on arrival.

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Note” Sen. Prof. Ike Ekweremnadu is a parliamentarian and not part of executive arm, Ikeoha has no power to execute contracts/projects, Ikeoha doesn’t award contracts/projects, Ikeoha doesn’t pay contractors, Ikeoha as a legislator can only oversight, lobby or appeal for project on behalf of his constituents.

Only the executives arm of government take the responsibility of anything projects or contracts and only them should account for any projects or contracts awarded whatsoever.

I urge the ignorant and uninformed ones who is seeking for cheap recognition to channel their sycophantic accountability campaign to the right place or people.

Nigeria constitution has what we called ” Separation of Power” I hereby refers this attention seekers to visit that particular section of the Nigeria constitution.

Ikeoha has done marvelously well for his constituents and we will forever remain grateful and thankful to him.

Permit me also to use this opportunity to thank and appreciate Sen. Prof Ike Ekweremadu for his kindness towards Ndi Mgbowo and Awgu LGA in general.

Thank you Ikeoha!

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774,000 jobs: Buhari directs CBN to pay N60,000 to each participantL




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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to pay N60,000 stipend to participants of the Special Public Works programme of the federal government.

Festus Keyamo, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, disclosed this on Saturday on his Twitter handle @fkeyamo, saying he had consequently directed the NDE to begin processing of the payments.

The programme was designed to employ 1,000 Nigerians from each of the 774 local government areas in the country.

It was initially scheduled for launch on October 1, 2020 but faced administrative delays.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has graciously directed a release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme.

“I have consequently directed the NDE to begin processing the payments and participants should begin to receive payments soon.

“In order to eliminate fraud and/or double payments, I have also directed that every payment to participants should be made using the BVN of their accounts so we can have an audit trail of every single payment. Those who registered with different names shouldn’t expect payments,” Mr Keyamo tweeted.


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Governor grants financial autonomy to Nasarawa LGAs




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Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe says, the administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule has granted full financial autonomy to the 13 LGAs of the State.

He stated this yesterday while declaring open a two day training workshop, organized for members and staff of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission.

The deputy governor who represented the governor at the event assured that the state government will not interfere in the conduct of council elections, but will support the full independence of the commission and other assistance to conduct free, fair and credible council elections.

“In a society like ours, free, fair and credible election constitutes the basic principle of democracy. In this regards, electoral administrators are the drivers who ensure that the tenets of democracy are greatly enhanced through election” he said

Speaking earlier, chairman, Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC), Ayuba Wandai Usman, said the objective of the training was to boost the morale of staff of the commission

The objective of the training is to boost the morale of our staff, bring them in tune with recent developments in election management techniques and to introduce electoral best practices in the commission in line with the policy thrust of the Engr Abdullahi Sule administration.

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According to him, the theme of the training workshop ‘conduct of credible election into local government councils,’ was carefully chosen because “it holistically covers our intention to put in place a modern day election management body.”

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Recruitment: UBEC opens portal for Federal Teachers’ Scheme application




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The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has opened an online application for recruitment into the Federal Teachers’ Scheme, FTS.

Dr Ossom Ossom, Public Relations Officer of the commission, confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja, following skepticism about the authenticity of the recruitment.

A document obtained by NAN from the UBEC Headquarters in Abuja, confirming the recruitment, noted that applications were currently being invited from eligible candidates for the 2020 and 2021 service periods.

The document stated that the FTS, a two-year intervention programme established by the Federal Government in 2006, was aimed at assisting states in addressing teacher shortage at the basic education level.

Part of the requirements for application are, Bachelor’s degree in Education or Bachelor’s degree with Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE),

The qualification, according to the document, should not be lower than a Second Class (Lower Division) and not earned earlier than 2014.

The document further stated that applicants were also expected to have completed or been exempted from the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC).

It said applicants with Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE), with credit passes in Teaching Practice and the Teaching Subjects, also not earned earlier than 2014, were equally eligible.

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The document noted that they were, however, expected to have specialisation in any of the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Other subjects are: Agricultural Science, Home Economics, Computer Science, Technical/Technology Education, Computer Science or Information Technology, Nigerian Languages, Physical and Health Education.

It said applicants were expected not to be more than 35 years of age and not currently employed or enrolled under the NYSC, N-Power or any other similar programme.

On the method of application, the document stated that applicants were expected to complete the application forms online, by visiting https://fts.admissions.clouds

”Applicants are also required to upload their credentials with their most recent passport photographs.

”The application portal would be opened for two weeks, from Sept. 10 to Sept. 24, with no extension.

Meanwhile, shortlisted candidates would be required to sit for the Computer-Based Test (CBT) on October 10, at designated centres in every state capital.



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