Category Archive : Governance

China No Longer Issuing Visa To Nigerians

The Chinese Government has announced that it is suspending the issuance of Visa to Nigerians as part of its plan to contain and defeat the deadly Coronavirus affecting its territory.

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, made the announcement on Monday, stating that China is concerned about the health of foreign nationals visiting their country, hence the need to curb influx of people into the country.

“Life comes first. The Chinese Government is committed to safeguarding the lives and health of the Chinese people.

“We will, in a responsible manner, safeguard the life of every foreign national in China and address their legitimate concerns in a timely manner.

“We will continue to strengthen communication and coordination with the international community and work hand in hand for the epidemic prevention and control,” he said.

He made it known that a total of 60 Nigerians are living in Wuhan city where the virus first broke out, but no Nigerian in China has been infected yet so far.

I’ve Met Willie Obiano A Few Times And The Governor Likes Big Nyash More Than Interest Of The Youths – Charly Boy

The controversial entertainment and socialite Charly Boy Oputa has made some interesting revelations about the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.

The Area Fada made these revelations on his social media page where he claimed to have met with the Governor a couple of times to deliberate on how to bring progress and development to Anambra people, particularly the youths, but the Governor is never interested.

He added that the Governor is too proud to accept any collaboration because he thinks he has all parts of the State covered, however, instead of showing interest in the State development, he always shows interest in his female workers.

“Willy like nyash no be here”, he claimed.

He further went on to reveal his phone conversation with the Governor recently.

Except of his words; “Willy is loud, most times pompous and braggadocios. His own possen no be here. I went to him a few times since he became governor to know what we can do with the youths in Anambra state and Infact Igbo land, but Willy wasn’t so intrested in working with us.

“He bragged of how he has all areas covered and seemed more intrested in my female workers than the buisness of the youths. Willy like nyash no be here.

“I stopped calling or reaching out to him, because our meetings no dey yield any action for the street people. So I just give am long rope, as an Emperor concern. You can imagine my surprise when I was called by Willy all the way from Rome. As usual, e no waste time to start to blow his trumpet again. He was excited as he bored me shitless with the story of his knighthood by the Pope.

“In his words, it is to be the highest honor bestowed on an African he claimed. Haba, Willy, which kin lie be dat naa?
Justice Oputa received his knighthood from the Pope too, and guess what? the gentleman didn’t lobby for it sam sam.

Screenshot of the message

Meet Osagie Ize-Iyamu, The Edo Politician Who Is Contesting For Governor Under The PDP And APC

Pastor Dr Osagie Ize-Iyamu is one of the Edo State APC Gubernatorial candidates for the upcoming 2020 Edo elections.

Dr Osagie on his APC campaign flier.

Pst Osagie was also the PDP gubernatorial candidate just four years ago, in 2016.

Osagie and his running mate on their PDP campaign flier in 2016

He was a one time National Vice Chairman South South zone of the ACN party. He has served as Chief of Staff and SSG in Edo. He was the DG of Adams Oshiomhole campaign organization for his second term election and the coordinator Goodluck/Sambo campaign organization.

Osagie during a PDP campaign

In 2018 Osagie was arraigned by the EFCC alongside others for 700m fraud.

Ironically, in 2019 when Dr Osagie was interviewed regarding his plans to either remain in the PDP or if he will cross carpet to the APC, he said;

“Today, I am full with PDP. I am praying and hoping that things will get better, but the truth is that I don’t see myself leaving where I am right now. However, the future is very dynamic and nobody can say for certain how things will go.

“It is only a fool that will say until I die, I will never move from this place. Sometimes, adversity opens one’s eyes to options and opportunities. My prayer is that our politics would develop to the level where we can have political parties built on ideological lines and transparent electoral system.”

Clearly, in Nigerian politics, there’s are permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just permanent interest.

President Buhari Reacts To The Killing Of CAN Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has given another condolence message over the killing of Lawan Andimi, the CAN Chairman in Adamawa State by wicked Boko Haram terrorists.

Late Reverend Lawan

Reverend Lawan was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists in December 2019 and held captive since then.

Weeks ago he was shown in a video where he pleaded for the Government, the Christian body and other organizations to come to his aid and negotiate for his release.

However, the evil terrorists asked for a ransom of 2million pounds but were offered 50million naira by the Christian Association and sadly, they went ahead to kill him defying the negotiations underway.

On account of his sad murder, President Buhari had this to say:

“The terrorist killing of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika, Adamawa State is cruel, inhuman and deliberately provocative. My deepest condolences to his family, the Christian community across Nigeria, and the Govt & people of Adamawa.

I am greatly saddened by the fact that the terrorists went on to kill him even while giving signals of a willingness to set him free by releasing him to third parties. This barbarism is condemnable. We will ensure that these terrorists pay a heavy price for their evil actions.

This incident has further strengthened our resolve as a Government, and the resolve of our gallant Armed Forces, to comprehensively defeat all terrorist groups sowing death, violence and destruction in our country and across West Africa.”

Enugu Government Gives Out Wheelbarrows On Hire Purchase As Poverty Alleviation Project

The transition chairperson in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has given out wheelbarrows on hire purchase to people of Nsukka LGA as their poverty alleviation project.

The wheelbarrows

The event tagged Poverty Alleviation Outreach had members of the political class celebrating the project as something of high importance to the people of the Local Government Area.

The transition chairperson and her entourage
Canopies arranged for the ‘noble’ occasion.
The chairperson giving out a wheelbarrow to one of the beneficiaries.
More wheelbarrows

In retrospect, Nigeria has been blessed with leaders who travel the world and see how real developments are carried out but when they return home, they leave the progressive thinking at the airport and rather take up programs that keep the masses enshrined in poverty and backwardness.

How wheelbarrows given on hire purchase will take citizens of Nsuka LGA out of poverty, time shall tell.