Obiano Apologizes Publicly To Peter Obi

Willie Obiano, Peter Obi, ObianoAnambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has publicly apologized to his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, asking him to forgive any wrong done to him.

The Governor, who is an old student of the Christ the King College, Onitsha as well as his predecessor, made the open plea during the burial mass of their School Principal, Reverend Father Nicholas Tagbo, at the premises of their alma mater.

He did this in the presence of thousands of former school mates and a large number of priests who were present to honor the late renowned teacher and principal known for discipline, love, forgiveness and unity.

It was an unprecedented development for the people of Anambra State who hailed Governor Obiano’s action as the best in the interest of peace and unity of the state.

Reacting to the development, Governor Willie Obiano said that although he was unaware of what the challenge was, he deemed it wise to make the move in the spirit of the Reverend Father who taught them love and forgiveness.

Former Governor Peter Obi in his reaction, said that as Christians, it is important to forgive and whatever they, as leaders, are doing, the interest of the children of Anambra State should be paramount.

The Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Onitsha and Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, Most Reverend Valerian Okeke, blessed the reconciliation.

Obiano Interacts With Anambra People Resident In Abuja

Anambra, ObianoAnambra people resident in Abuja and nearby northern states have hailed Governor Willie Obiano for his performance and inclusive style of government in the state.

This was during an interactive programme tagged, ‘An Evening With His Excellency’, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, where Governor Willie Obiano interfaced with the people on his administrative journey so far in Anambra State.

The Governor was of the belief that two years on, and in keeping to the mandate of impacting positively on the people, it was imperative for him to present himself and his administrative activities to the people for assessment.

Relaying his activities to the audience, Governor Willie Obiano touched on his four-point administrative blueprint of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Oil and Gas and Industrialization, as well as the 12 enablers including security, health, education, environment among others. He proudly announced that the state had excelled.

In the area of security, the Governor told the people how he, along with all the security agencies in the state, attacked the command and control centers of kidnappers, armed robbers and other violent criminals.

He talked about how he created Operation Kpochapu, donated smart patrol cars to the Police and gun boats to the Navy and launched aerial surveillance of the state during the yuletide.

He went on to present the new vision he has for the state.

The Governor’s presentation and the documentary video of his exploits in the state prompted commendation from the people.

For the former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili and the former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Mr Simon Okeke, evidence-based policies and prudent management of resources have prevailed in Anambra State and have set the state on the path of more successes.

The programme availed the people the opportunity of asking questions on grey areas to which they also received explanations from the Governor.

Governor Obiano, having earlier held similar interactive programmes in Anambra and Lagos, again, solicited support and partnership from all for the development of the state in the face of economic challenges.

The Deputy Governor, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who also addressed the gathering, restated the difficulty in the governance process but stated that against all odds, Anambra was still on the rise.

He urged the audience to always judge the Governor constructively.

Fashola Urges Oshiomhole To Complete Ongoing Projects

fasholaFormer Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has advised Governor Adams Oshiomhole to shun the temptation of initiating new development projects in Edo State unless they are very critical to the well-being of the people.

He advised him to concentrate on completing ongoing projects before the end of his tenure in November 2016.

Fashola was Guest Speaker at a 3-day retreat for members of Edo State Executive Council and Permanent Secretaries holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja to brainstorm and re-strategise on raising the bar on governance in the state, with the theme, “Finishing Well”.

He said that it was practically impossible for any administration to initiate and complete all projects needed by the people in the state.

He also said that despite being one of the best administrations Edo had ever got, he should expect criticisms from people after he leaves office.

Transcorp Hotels Declare 37k/Share Dividend

Transcorp HiltonTranscorp Hotels Plc has declared a dividend of 37 kobo per share despite what the company’s board of directors and management termed a relatively flat year ending December 2014.

Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday commended the management for increased dividend coming only five months after the company’s public listing as well as for expansion projects aimed at increasing returns to the shareholders.

The company, with a hotel that has won the prestigious world travel awards for the second time running, offered 800 million ordinary shares of 50 kobo each at 10 Naira per share upon listing late 2014

Shareholders met with the board of directors and executive management for ordinary and special resolutions geared towards moving the company forward. Key among the issues discussed was the declaration of the dividend of 37 kobo per share which was great news to shareholders.

Operational excellence has been their deciding factor for the remarkable achievement recorded by the Transcorp Hotels in 2014 with total assets growing to 69 billion Naira in 2014 from 64 billion Naira in 2013, a mark they are set to surpass moving forward.

Fayose Won’t Stop Saying The Truth On Buhari, APC – Aide

FayoseSpecial Assistant to the Ekiti State Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, has said that Governor Ayodele Fayose will keep saying the truth about the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd).

Olayinka, who was reacting to statement made by the APC spokesperson in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatubosun, said; “Too bad that the same Taiwo Olatubosun that led thugs to attack notable elders of Ekiti, including firmer governor, Asiwaju Segun Oni is the one talking here.

“In Ekiti, we say the truth no matter whose ox is gored and that is the trait being exhibited by Governor Ayodele Fayose.

“Governor Fayose is saying the truth about the sick man Buhari that the APC is forcing around as its presidential candidate and it was that Ekiti trait in him that led to the exposure of the shameless lies told by the APC on Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom.

“Unfortunately for the APC, saying the truth is disrespect because in their party, their leaders are like god who does no wrong.

“In the APC, even if their leaders rape a six year old girl, no one must talk. But here in Ekiti, we don’t suffer fools gladly and that explained why we resisted those who tried to colonise us by fighting Kiriji war for nine years.”

APC, Buhari Should Withdraw From Presidential Race – Fayose

fayoseEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Major General Mohammadu Buhari (Rtd) no longer have moral rights to participate in the March 28 presidential election having lied to Nigerians on several occasions.

According to a press statement issued in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor alleged that the APC held the nation and the people in contemptuous manner.

The governor, who vowed that Nigeria would never be ruled by deceit, said; “In saner climes, you can’t lie and be discovered to have lied repeatedly as done by the APC and still want to stand for elections.”

Fayose said that: “The new deceit from the APC is to use a photoshopped picture of Buhari for posters in Lagos, making him look like a 50 year old man, whereas he is as old as my mother and cannot survive the rigours of office even as a governor not to talk of President of Nigeria.”

He further noted that it was appalling that despite being found to have lied on several occasions, the APC had never deemed it necessary to apologise to Nigerians for trying to deceive them.

“First, the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, a supposed pastor posted picture of Reinhard Bonke crusade on his Twitter Handle, claiming that the picture was that of APC campaign rally in Kano” Fayose said.

“Second, the APC claimed that Buhari made a surprise visit to Chibok and went further to lie that the people and parents of Chibok girls were filled with hope and joy upon sighting Buhari and his entourage, and escorted him into Chibok with singing and dancing.

“Third, the APC cabal claimed that Buhari travelled to the United Kingdom on a working visit and used fake pictures to back up their lies that Buhari met with ex-British Prime minister, Tony Blair and had a television interview in London”.

“Even when Buhari’s wife admitted that her husband was in the UK to rest, the APC cabal went on with their lies, using pictures taken in Transcorp Hilton, Abuja as proof of Buhari’s activities in London.

“If a party and its candidate could lie so brazenly as done by the APC and Buhari, do they still have moral rights to want to rule Nigeria?.

“God forbid, can Buhari and his APC cabals that are not truthful about their existence as human beings be trusted to be truthful to Nigerians if they take over power?”.