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|Politics / Rice Donated By China For Hungry Idp's Rotting Away In Nema(pics) by Symphony007: 3:47pm On Nov 14, 2018|
Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
According to the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis of global magnitude with 7.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the north east.
In June 2017, the Chinese government had donated and shipped a total of 6,779 metric tons of rice, which is 271 trucks and approximately 162,696 bags of rice into the country’s seaport meant for distribution to IDPs in the north-east as food assistance.
Hunger in the land yet these bags wasting away
Government agencies, like the ministry of budget and national planning, ministry of agriculture, ministry of finance and NEMA were tasked with different responsibilities of receiving, clearing, storage, transportation and distribution of the consignments to the IDPs.
But one year later, after the food items were cleared from the port, they have not reached their destinations – even after another N161m was said to have been spent on transportation, delivery and logistics.
In April, while testifying in company of an official of the Nigeria Customs Service before the house of representatives ad hoc committee on emergency and disaster preparedness, Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of NEMA, denied that the rice was missing.
Maihaja told the committee that the first batch was cleared from the ports and stored in a warehouse in Maiduguri, Borno state, and Yola in Adamawa state.
However, the state governments where the beneficiaries are have denied receiving any single bag of rice from the consignment purported to have been delivered and distributed to the IDPs by NEMA.
Meanwhile, a report by the investigative committee indicted the governing board of NEMA, chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and recommended the dismissal of Maihaja over breach of public trust and alleged fraudulent practices.
In a telephone interview with TheCable, Sani Datti, NEMA spokesperson, said it is not true that the whole consignment is still with NEMA.
He said the organisation started distributing them last year.
“The distribution started last year. Some of the items are still there and they are being distributed monthly. It’s not that we kept them. We distributed them directly to the beneficiaries. You know the items are large in quantity. I’m a little bit busy right now. You can get my attention later,” Datti said.
When asked to clarify the issues raised in the report by the house of rep committee, he said, “Don’t mind that report. We have our own submission; we’ve made it available. I’ll make it available to you.”
Datti, however, has not responded to inquiries sent to him to provide more information on the quantity of rice distributed so far, the ones still with NEMA and their current condition, the states that have received the items and when they were distributed.
|Politics / FG Prevented Prince Charles From Coming To The Niger Delta-gov.wike by Symphony007: 4:57pm On Nov 08, 2018|
GOVERNOR WIKE BERATES APC FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR STOPPING PRINCE CHARLES FROM COMING TO SOUTH-SOUTH
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has berated the APC Federal Government for shielding Prince Charles of Wales from the neglected Niger Delta that produces the nation's wealth.
Speaking when he granted audience to international preacher, Evangelist Daniel Kolenda at Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday, Governor Wike wondered what parameters were used in confining the Prince of Wales to Abuja and Lagos.
He said the actions of the APC Federal Government in the course of the visit of Prince of Wales undercored the negativity that has characterised governance under the present administration.
He said: "The Prince of Wales came to Nigeria and they took him to Abuja and Lagos. They didn't want him to see the suffering people of the Niger Delta.
"It is our money and resources that they used to develop Lagos and Abuja. Yet they did not want the Prince of Wales to see how they have neglected the area that produces the wealth of the nation.
"Look at the sitting arrangement of their photograph with the Prince of Wales and where they placed the producers of national wealth?".
He said that the action of the APC Federal Government is very painful.
Governor Wike commended the leaders of CFAN for coming to Rivers State, despite the plots by the APC Federal Government to de-market oil oil producing states.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media.
8th November, 2018
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|Politics / Prince Charles Meets Nigerian Traditional Rulers by Symphony007: 6:22pm On Nov 06, 2018|
The prince of Wales meets prominent Nigerian traditional rulers from the major regions including the sultan of sokoto
Emir of kano
Onni of ife
Obi of onitsha.
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|Crime / Re: Armed Robbers Attack Gtbank In Surulere, Lagos In Broad Daylight, Shoot Man by Symphony007: 2:36pm On Oct 31, 2018|
Lagoon of blood!!
|Crime / Re: Gunmen Kill 28-year-old Lagos Engineer After Robbing Mother (photo) by Symphony007: 10:27am On Oct 13, 2018|
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the dead but I should point out the hypocrisy of tribalists who would have been shouting "Rivers of blood" if this has happened in port or any southern city. Lagos Is always the Eldorado. Pathetic!!
|Education / Re: Is Change Of Date Of Birth Still Possible On Waec Result by Symphony007: 9:46am On Oct 02, 2018|
femmoy:Pls can I have your contact? I'd like to know more about how you did this.
|Politics / Re: Davido Endorses Wike For Second Term. by Symphony007: 7:04pm On Aug 17, 2018|
|Politics / Davido Endorses Wike For Second Term. by Symphony007: 6:54pm On Aug 17, 2018|
Davido endorses wike 1 million youth movement for reelection, a movement that is swearing across the Rivers state and popular amongst the youth. The governor and musician were joined by the PDP chairman of Rivers state and other party stalwards.
|Politics / Is History Repeating Itself In Ekiti?? by Symphony007: 7:24am On Jul 15, 2018|
The PDP won the 2014 Ekiti gubernatorial elections and celebrated because they thought it was a pointer to victory in 2015. But we all know how that turned out. Barely months to the 2019 elections, history is repeating itself so APC had better be careful how they pop the champagne and celebrate.
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|Politics / APC Supporters Vandalize Party Secretariat As Ameachi Highjack Ward Elections. by Symphony007: 7:54pm On May 04, 2018|
Following the botched APC ward elections in Rivers state that saw minister of transportation, rotimi ameachi and state chairman of APC in Rivers state highjack the process from the party secretariat to Intels estate. Party faithfuls who showed up for the election process were left disappointed and vandalized the party secretariat before leaving in anger.
|Politics / Breaking: Ameachi Highjacks Rivers APC Ward Elections. by Symphony007: 6:02pm On May 04, 2018|
SUMMARY OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY MEMBERS OF THE STATE WORKING COMMITTEE OF RIVERS APC THIS MORNING AT THE APC SECRETARIAT, PORT HARCOURT
1. Early this morning, members of the State Working Committee addressed a press conference at the APC Secretariat in Port Harcourt.
2. Deputy State Chairman of the Rivers APC, Chief Peter Odike, lead the Youth leader, Legal Adviser, Welfare Officer, State Auditor, Senatorial Vice Chairmen of Rivers south-East and Rivers East, Assistant Youth Leader, ex officios and many other members of the SWC of the party in the press conference which was attended by thousands of party members.
3. What necessitated the press conference was when thousands of party faithful across the 319 wards of the state who had duly obtained tellers from designated banks by the APC national and paid money for the nomination forms into the party’s dedicated accounts got to the secretariat to obtain their nomination forms only to discover that all the nomination forms have been hijacked on the orders of Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to INTELS camp facility in Port Harcourt.
4. The State Secretariat of the party where all party activities are supposed to take place was, as is still deserted. Faithful Party members raising their bank tellers to members of the press are only those seen at the APC secretariat. Chief Dr Ikanya has relocated to the INTELS camp in Port Harcourt under heavy security guard where he is colluding with Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to subvert the will of APC members.
5. The effect of the shenanigans perpetrated by Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Dr Ikanya is that party members have paid money for nomination forms, yet, no form has been issued to them few hours to the ward congresses. All the nomination forms are in possession of Rt. Hon Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi at INTELS camp where on his instruction, the forms are being issued to some persons and a list of purportedly elected ward officers of compiled ahead of the congresses.
|Politics / Sad Pic: Buhari And Nigerian Ambassador To U.s by Symphony007: 6:35am On May 01, 2018|
Are old men all that Nigeria has to offer? Old president and older ambassador.. No wonder the youths are called lazy because we sit around and allow these things to be perpetuated.
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|Phones / Re: How To Make Glo Network Browsing Speed Fast Like Mtn,etisalat by Symphony007: 12:36pm On Apr 01, 2018|
Princeofnigeria:what should I put as the profile name, and after then, it also asked for the APN..
|Phones / Re: How To Make Glo Network Browsing Speed Fast Like Mtn,etisalat by Symphony007: 7:10am On Apr 01, 2018|
When I try saving, It's saying "name field can't be empty".
|Politics / Re: Buhari Receiving Cheers From Motorists On Fuel Queue In Kaduna (photo) by Symphony007: 7:30am On Jan 06, 2018|
doctokwus:forget that thing, was it not in the west, Lagos to be precise where the vice president went to a filling station and instead of the struggling masses to lunch him, they were taking selfies with him and hailing him. Nigeria is just a nation of serfs and scourgers.
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|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: "Wolf Of Wall Street" - 5 Mindsets Every Graduate MUST Have In 2018 by Symphony007: 7:24am On Jan 06, 2018|
Why did the omitt the part where bleeps prostitutes and snips coke off their boobs.
|Politics / Did Okorocha Warn Us About His Madness?(pic) by Symphony007: 9:41am On Oct 17, 2017|
Alot has been said about the imo state governor after his recent actions but did he warn us about it years ago in this interview with tell magazine?
|Politics / Caption This Photo Of Wike And Ameachi In The Same Chopper. by Symphony007: 3:15pm On Jul 27, 2017|
Acting president osinbanjo is in port Harcourt on a working Visit, former governor of rivers state And current Minister of transport, chibuike rotimi ameachi is on his entourage, on arrival at the port Harcourt international airport, the A.G president and governor of the state, ezenwo Wike who is locked in a running battle with Mr. Ameachi were ushered to a waiting helicopter for their first commissioning stop At etche local government area. gov. Ameachi was given a back seat. Caption the photo...
|Politics / Wike's Face Of Disgust As He Visits Dilapidated School Of Nursing Port Harcourt by Symphony007: 9:35pm On Jun 26, 2017|
Gov. Nyesome wike visited the heavily dilapidated port Harcourt school of nursing and you could see the disgust on his face. This was after a serious protest by students of the school over the squalid conditions. The governor promised a full overhaul and renovation of the school in Six months.
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|Foreign Affairs / Mugabe Spokesman Claims Mugabe Not Always Sleeping, "Resting Eyes". by Symphony007: 11:23am On May 12, 2017|
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is not asleep when he closes his eyes for long periods during meetings but is resting his eyes, his spokesman says.
"The president cannot suffer bright lights," George Charamba was quoted as saying by the state-run Herald newspaper.
Mr Mugabe, 93, has been seen apparently sleeping at several events, leading to speculation about his fitness.
He intends to stand in presidential elections next year.
The president is currently receiving specialised medical treatment for his eyes in Singapore.
Mr Mugabe most recently appeared to fall asleep during a discussion panel about "fragile states" at a World Economic Forum meeting in South Africa earlier this month.
There he stated that Zimbabwe was 'one of the most developed countries in Africa'
"I feel like a failure when there is this reading that the president is sleeping in conferences - no," Mr Charamba said.
He then compared Mr Mugabe to the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whose eyes were affected by years of working in a limestone quarry while imprisoned on Robben Island.
"You were not allowed to even use flashes whenever he was in the room," Mr Charamba said.
|Politics / Re: Ahmed Indimi And Zahra Buhari Seen Using One Of The Presidential Plane! (photo) by Symphony007: 11:00am On May 09, 2017|
If you are supoorting this then you are a bloody idiot. Buhari said when he becomes president he will ban family members and even his wife from using the presidential jet and sell off most and here is his daughter and her husband using it for private trips. Shame on you fools... .your pandering is obvious.
|Education / Re: Pharmacy Students In Unimaid Viewing Their 1st Semester Results-(photos) by Symphony007: 4:44pm On Mar 30, 2017|
Goldmaxx:rivers state university of science and technology.
|Education / Re: Pharmacy Students In Unimaid Viewing Their 1st Semester Results-(photos) by Symphony007: 9:03am On Mar 30, 2017|
Hmm... Who still does this? In my school we have an app on our phone we use to check results. Some schools need to upgrade to the 21st century.
|Crime / $4 Million Queen Elizabeth Coin Stolen From German Mesuem. by Symphony007: 4:17pm On Mar 27, 2017|
A giant gold coin bearing the Queen's image, and worth $4m (£3.2m), has been stolen from a museum in Germany.
The Canadian coin, nicknamed the "big maple leaf", has a face value of $1m - but because it is 100kg (220lb) of pure 24-carat gold, its value is much higher at today's price for gold bullion.
It was taken during the night from the Bode Museum in Berlin.
It is not clear how the thieves evaded the alarm system or carried the heavy, half-metre (20.9 in) coin away.
The theft is believed to have happened at around 03:30 Monday morning (01:30 GMT).
The enormous coin is probably too heavy for a single person to carry, and police believe the thieves entered through a window.
A ladder was found on the train tracks nearby.
"Based on the information we have so far we believe that the thief, maybe thieves, broke open a window in the back of the museum next to the railway tracks," police spokesman Winfrid Wenzel told Reuters news agency. "They then managed to enter the building and went to the coin exhibition."
"The coin was secured with bullet-proof glass inside the building. That much I can say," he added - but refused to discuss details about security staff or the alarm system.
The coin was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007.
It is 3cm (1.18in) thick, 53cm in diameter, and carries a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, as head of the Commonwealth.
The other side shows the Canadian national symbol, the maple leaf.
The coin cabinet at the Bode Museum holds more than 540,000 objects, but German media report only the "big maple leaf" was stolen.
|Career / Re: Top 10 Richest Lawyers In Nigeria 2017 - Law Repository Nigeria by Symphony007: 8:23am On Mar 26, 2017|
What about Barr. EMMANUEL ukala, SAN counsel to efcc, Wike, atiku, etc and former pro chancellor of UNN.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Moment British Prime Minister Was Bundled Out Of Parliament During Attacks(pics) by Symphony007: 7:11am On Mar 23, 2017|
House of commons suspends seating as members worry for safety.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Moment British Prime Minister Was Bundled Out Of Parliament During Attacks(pics) by Symphony007: 7:04am On Mar 23, 2017|
Deputy foreign secretarary Who ran out of parliament tries to save the life of one victim.. .
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Moment British Prime Minister Was Bundled Out Of Parliament During Attacks(pics) by Symphony007: 6:55am On Mar 23, 2017|
More photos from the attack..
|Foreign Affairs / Moment British Prime Minister Was Bundled Out Of Parliament During Attacks(pics) by Symphony007: 6:44am On Mar 23, 2017|
While a man attacked Killing people on Westminster bridge And a policeman in the forecourt of the palace of Westminster, Britain's home of parliament , Prime Minister Theresa May was in the building attendingl to business in her office after addressing parliament. She was immediately bundled out in her $500,000 bulletproof Jaguar state car and rushed to 10 downing street from where she monitored the situation.
|Politics / Re: Fmr Pres. Jonathan Visits Gov. Wike At Government House Port Harcourt by Symphony007: 4:29pm On Mar 18, 2017|
|Politics / Fmr Pres. Jonathan Visits Gov. Wike At Government House Port Harcourt by Symphony007: 4:26pm On Mar 18, 2017|
Former President Goodluck Jonathan today was in rivers state to attend an event at his wife's native okrika town, before going he paid a visit to His former minister of state for education now executive governor Of rivers state, Chief Barr. nyesom Wike at brick house, Port Harcourt
|Politics / Re: Lai Mohammed Visits Nigeria LNG by Symphony007: 4:48pm On Mar 07, 2017|
Yksoul:I bid to disagree o! Your description applies to NNPC. Not LNG which is a proffesional company operated by shell and hires only the best and brightest from across the world to run it's business.
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