Politics

Otti joins APC, promises to keep fighting to salvage Abia

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Dr Alex Otti, former governoship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia in 2015 and 2019 elections has declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC).


Otti, who made his declaration on Friday at his Ehi na Uguru Ward 5, in Isialangwa South Local Government Area, promised to keep fighting to salvage the state from the grips of endless bad governance.

Otti said he was joining APC for the good of his people, saying “we must always put the people first.”

He said that his decision to leave his former party, APGA, was not an easy one, neither was it one that he made overnight.

According to him, it was a decision made based on my unshakable belief that it is for the good of my beloved state and people of Abia.

Otti said that he was joining APC alongside about 450,000 members of APGA, who were loyal to him.

He decried the level of insecurity, decayed infrastructure, unemployment, unpaid salaries and pensions, endemic poverty among others as some of the challenges crippling the state.

Otti expressed dismay that the state now occupied a very low position in the ranking of states in the Human Development Index because of bad leadership.

He said, “I have, therefore, chosen to keep on fighting in order to liberate our people and make them achieve their full potential as human beings and rightful citizens of Nigeria and the World.

“As our people say, if you embark on a journey, you must be walking until you get to your destination.

“We have not arrived yet, so we keep walking. We are a great people and we know it. It is our destiny.

“It is the great task of our lives.We must lead our people to the promised land.”

Otti, a former Managing Director of the defunct Diamond Bank Plc, pledged to use his vast experience and contacts in the finance and management industry to attract massive investments to industrialise the state.

Earlier, Mr Nnamdi Francis the Ward 5 Chairman of APC, while presenting Otti to the party, described him as a ‘big fish’, who would help to repostion the party in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Otti was later welcomed at the party’s state secretariat in Umuahia, by the APC stakeholders.

Chief Donatus Nwamkpa, the state Chairman of APC, while welcoming Otti said there was no discrimination in the party.

“We have always longed to have you in our midst because our mission is to rescue Abia,” he said.

Nwamkpa however, said that APC had no automatic ticket for anybody.

He told Otti that every member of the party was important, while assuring him that he would not suffer any form of discrimination in the party.

Edited By: Maureen Atuonwu (NAN)

 

 

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Defence/Security

New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
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New Niger NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entertainment

BBNaija 2020: Presenter reveals how winner will emerge

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Mr Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the presenter of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Reality Show Season Five ‘Lockdown’, says a grand winner, will emerge through number of votes accrued to a housemate.


Obi-Uchendu disclosed this on his official twitter page @Ebuka, where he wrote “How your favorite BBNAIJA housemate will ‘fly’ into the top spot on Sunday…But only if you vote”.

The Big Brother Lockdown Season five which started on July 19, with 20 housemates is gradually coming to an end leaving only five housemates to jostle for the N85 million grand prize.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the BBNaija season five would end on Sunday Sept. 27.

The successful housemates that have scaled through to the final are Laycon, Dorathy, Neo, Nengi and Vee.

Meanwhile, Laycon fans solicit for more votes for him as Aderibigbe Abayomi wrote “Don’t take your eyes off the price.

“The ultimate goal is to massively vote Laycon to win the top price. Please, keep voting Laycon It ain’t over till the N85m is won.

VOTE Laycon”.

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

In 2019, the BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money, as well as other mouth-watering gifts.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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