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In A Love Relationship, There Are Some People That Are Irreplaceable Once You Lose Them

In A Love Relationship, There Are Some People That Are Irreplaceable Once You Lose Them

By Terfa Naswem 

Some people who are married today are passing through so much emotional, psychological and physical pains and regrets for some wrong decisions they made as a result of their selfishness, ego, peer group or family influence, advise from their spiritual fathers amongst others while they were in a love relationship.

Some people were in a relationship with someone they truly loved who were extremely exceptional in most or all aspects of life. They made some mistakes that led to the relationship not to move to the next level. They felt that even if such a person leaves, they will find their compatible replacement, only to realize after many days, weeks, months and years of search that they made an irreversible mistake that would shape their lives forever.

In the case of a woman who never found a compatible replacement and she is advancing in age, she might decide to just get married to anyone available even if the person is not a compatible replacement. Most ladies who are approaching 30 years or in their early or mid 30s are desperate to get married and it is at this point that most of them just get married for its sake not because the man they are married to is their ideal man. In this kind of situation, such a lady has a very high tendency to be unfaithful in such marriage, especially if she has an opportunity to reunite with the person she once truly loved but some factors made marriage not to take place.

In the case of a man who never found a compatible replacement for a very long time and is also advancing in age, he might decide to get married not for love or compatibility but to get children and look responsible. That is why most of them are unfaithful to such a woman. When a man is very mature age-wise and is still single, he might to considered as being irresponsible and might not be given certain tasks to perform or offered certain jobs. So most men at such levels get married for its sake as well.

If you are in a love relationship with someone who has most or all the qualities you need, please don't undermine such a person by allowing them to go. You will live with the scars of that mistake for the rest of your life. Where the breakup is not your fault, you should not blame yourself with self-guilt.

There are some people who are married but are not happy in the marriage. But they pretend in public as if they are happy but their homes are dens of emotional, psychological and physical torture. Some men have turned their homes to WWE arenas where the wives are beaten on daily basis.

Where we have the opportunity to make things work, we should do so, so that we will not live in a marriage full of regrets and memories of past cherished relationship coming to hurt us.
By Terfa Naswem 

Some people who are married today are passing through so much emotional, psychological and physical pains and regrets for some wrong decisions they made as a result of their selfishness, ego, peer group or family influence, advise from their spiritual fathers amongst others while they were in a love relationship.

Some people were in a relationship with someone they truly loved who were extremely exceptional in most or all aspects of life. They made some mistakes that led to the relationship not to move to the next level. They felt that even if such a person leaves, they will find their compatible replacement, only to realize after many days, weeks, months and years of search that they made an irreversible mistake that would shape their lives forever.

In the case of a woman who never found a compatible replacement and she is advancing in age, she might decide to just get married to anyone available even if the person is not a compatible replacement. Most ladies who are approaching 30 years or in their early or mid 30s are desperate to get married and it is at this point that most of them just get married for its sake not because the man they are married to is their ideal man. In this kind of situation, such a lady has a very high tendency to be unfaithful in such marriage, especially if she has an opportunity to reunite with the person she once truly loved but some factors made marriage not to take place.

In the case of a man who never found a compatible replacement for a very long time and is also advancing in age, he might decide to get married not for love or compatibility but to get children and look responsible. That is why most of them are unfaithful to such a woman. When a man is very mature age-wise and is still single, he might to considered as being irresponsible and might not be given certain tasks to perform or offered certain jobs. So most men at such levels get married for its sake as well.

If you are in a love relationship with someone who has most or all the qualities you need, please don't undermine such a person by allowing them to go. You will live with the scars of that mistake for the rest of your life. Where the breakup is not your fault, you should not blame yourself with self-guilt.

There are some people who are married but are not happy in the marriage. But they pretend in public as if they are happy but their homes are dens of emotional, psychological and physical torture. Some men have turned their homes to WWE arenas where the wives are beaten on daily basis.

Where we have the opportunity to make things work, we should do so, so that we will not live in a marriage full of regrets and memories of past cherished relationship coming to hurt us.

Prof Kohol Iornem Advances Tiv Unity And Heritage At The 2024 Cambridge African Conference

Prof Kohol Iornem Advances Tiv Unity And Heritage At The 2024 Cambridge African Conference

---- Receives Award of Excellence

By Akosu Emmanuel

Renowned Benue-born UK-based  scholar and  humanitarian , Prof Kohol Shadrach Iornem has continued to speak on the unity,  cultural heritage and common brotherhood of the Tiv people as a panacea  towards safeguarding the welfare and protection of their land and people. 

The African Society of Cambridge University in a letter of invitation sent to Professor Iornem, stated that they invited him as a Keynote  Speaker on the conference theme in recognition of his scholarly contributions to academia and his selfless contributions in promoting and enhancing the socio-eonomic interest of the Tiv people both at home and globally. 

Iornem spoke on the theme: “Ayatutu Ka Uno: A Decade of Interconnectedness and Growth” and how Africa can benchmark the Ayatutu  model to aid growth and development while focusing on the sub-themes "Education, Development and Community". 

Prof Kohol Iornem identified leadership failure , elitists conspiracy,  cultural extinction, corruption and greed as the bane for growth and development of Tiv Nation. He called on the Tiv scholars, the elites, traditional and political leaders to work harmoniously in the overall interest of the people.

Iornem said, a divided Tiv Nation cannot tackle the common enemy, the killer herders, who are ravaging and taking over the ancestral lands of the Tiv farmers . He urged the Tiv nation to return to the Ayatutu spirit of brotherhood to be able to take back control of their land and resources. 

He stated that the situation where helpless Tiv farmers and their families are littered all over IDP Camps having fled their ancestral homes because of killer herdsmen, was antithetical to the Tiv culture and heritage. Iornem called on the Tiv people at home and in the diaspora to embrace the Ayatutu spirit of 'one for all, all for one, especially in the face of danger.  

Prof Kohol Iornem is the Founder of the Mzehemen u Tiv Foundation as well as the Menroi Foundation,  both organisations work to create  socio-eonomic opportunities where the less privilege in rural communities can thrive. 

The immediate past President  Mzough U Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK) was also honored with the Award of Excellence by the African Society of Cambridge University in recognition of his exceptional contribution as a Keynote Speaker at the Cambridge Africa Conference 2024.

Iornem was accompanied by Rev Malcolm Orkar and Miss Doomshima Sughnen to the Cambridge event.
---- Receives Award of Excellence

By Akosu Emmanuel

Renowned Benue-born UK-based  scholar and  humanitarian , Prof Kohol Shadrach Iornem has continued to speak on the unity,  cultural heritage and common brotherhood of the Tiv people as a panacea  towards safeguarding the welfare and protection of their land and people. 

The African Society of Cambridge University in a letter of invitation sent to Professor Iornem, stated that they invited him as a Keynote  Speaker on the conference theme in recognition of his scholarly contributions to academia and his selfless contributions in promoting and enhancing the socio-eonomic interest of the Tiv people both at home and globally. 

Iornem spoke on the theme: “Ayatutu Ka Uno: A Decade of Interconnectedness and Growth” and how Africa can benchmark the Ayatutu  model to aid growth and development while focusing on the sub-themes "Education, Development and Community". 

Prof Kohol Iornem identified leadership failure , elitists conspiracy,  cultural extinction, corruption and greed as the bane for growth and development of Tiv Nation. He called on the Tiv scholars, the elites, traditional and political leaders to work harmoniously in the overall interest of the people.

Iornem said, a divided Tiv Nation cannot tackle the common enemy, the killer herders, who are ravaging and taking over the ancestral lands of the Tiv farmers . He urged the Tiv nation to return to the Ayatutu spirit of brotherhood to be able to take back control of their land and resources. 

He stated that the situation where helpless Tiv farmers and their families are littered all over IDP Camps having fled their ancestral homes because of killer herdsmen, was antithetical to the Tiv culture and heritage. Iornem called on the Tiv people at home and in the diaspora to embrace the Ayatutu spirit of 'one for all, all for one, especially in the face of danger.  

Prof Kohol Iornem is the Founder of the Mzehemen u Tiv Foundation as well as the Menroi Foundation,  both organisations work to create  socio-eonomic opportunities where the less privilege in rural communities can thrive. 

The immediate past President  Mzough U Tiv in the United Kingdom (MUTUK) was also honored with the Award of Excellence by the African Society of Cambridge University in recognition of his exceptional contribution as a Keynote Speaker at the Cambridge Africa Conference 2024.

Iornem was accompanied by Rev Malcolm Orkar and Miss Doomshima Sughnen to the Cambridge event.

Rt Hon. Mato Consoles Chiki Family Over Loss Of Wife

Rt Hon. Mato Consoles Chiki Family Over Loss Of Wife

By Dan Ingbar

RT. Hon. Mrs Dorathy  Mato says the Gborchiki family have a serious burden to muster strength and contain the  emotional stress and practical impact of their wife and mother, late Doosuur Chiki who was buried early today at Adeiyongo, Tsambe, Vandeikya local government area of Benue state.

Mrs Mato stated this while giving a short remark at the burial of the deceased and appealed to the family to key into the fact that it  a must unto man as dust to return to same
 The former parliamentarian recalled the good works, humility and industriousness of the deceased.

Now that she is no more, the family  have do things that were done by the deceased to sustain them. She described late Hon. Mrs Chiki as an asset and trustworthy politician, whose testimony was shared by her former colleagues in Vandeikya local government council, where she served as councilor for Tsambe.

Also speaking, former Chairman Vandeikya local government, Hon Benedict Kume described  deceased as humble, hard-working and giver.

Benedict Kume also commended Rt Hon. Mrs Dorathy Mato, mentor to the deceased for care to  fellow humans, with reference to ravish entertainment of mourners during wake keep up to the day of eterement.
The burial conducted according Christian rites of the NKST was attended by people from far and near including groups.
By Dan Ingbar

RT. Hon. Mrs Dorathy  Mato says the Gborchiki family have a serious burden to muster strength and contain the  emotional stress and practical impact of their wife and mother, late Doosuur Chiki who was buried early today at Adeiyongo, Tsambe, Vandeikya local government area of Benue state.

Mrs Mato stated this while giving a short remark at the burial of the deceased and appealed to the family to key into the fact that it  a must unto man as dust to return to same
 The former parliamentarian recalled the good works, humility and industriousness of the deceased.

Now that she is no more, the family  have do things that were done by the deceased to sustain them. She described late Hon. Mrs Chiki as an asset and trustworthy politician, whose testimony was shared by her former colleagues in Vandeikya local government council, where she served as councilor for Tsambe.

Also speaking, former Chairman Vandeikya local government, Hon Benedict Kume described  deceased as humble, hard-working and giver.

Benedict Kume also commended Rt Hon. Mrs Dorathy Mato, mentor to the deceased for care to  fellow humans, with reference to ravish entertainment of mourners during wake keep up to the day of eterement.
The burial conducted according Christian rites of the NKST was attended by people from far and near including groups.

Hon. Mato Sympathizes With Mbatelen Over The Loss Of Her Brother, Bids Farewell

Hon. Mato Sympathizes With Mbatelen Over The Loss Of Her Brother, Bids Farewell

By Terfa Naswem

Death is inevitable in human existence. It can come calling at anytime. That was the reason Jesus Christ admonished us in the Holy Bible that we should be prepared for eternal life when death comes knocking on our doors. These were the words of Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorathy Mato to the family of Ule as she sympathized with her friend, Ms. Grace Mbatelen Ule over the loss of her elder brother, pa. Sunday Sebastian Ule.

Late Sebastian Ule was born in 1961 and died on March 14th, 2024 at age 63. The wake took place on April 8th, 2024 while the final interment took place on April 9th, 2024 at Tse-Hwande, Mbayam, Mbaachila, Mbagbam, Ute, Vandeikya, Benue State.

The Requiem Mass was conducted at St. Catherine Catholic Church, St. Jude's Parish, Koti, Yough, Ute, Vandeikya, Benue State by Rev. Fathers Timothy Anom and Mathew Dzer.

Rev. Anom admonished Christians to be at peace with God and humanity so that when they leave planet earth, they will be with God Almighty where sorrow and death will not be felt.

Mbatelen Ule said her late brother, Sebastian lived a life worthy of emulation. He was a wonderful man who was extremely caring and never supported those who were hellbent on inflicting pains on others. She felt sad that, although she believed her brother is in Heaven with God Almighty, he will be missed dearly by her and the entire family.

Hon. Mato a friend to the Ule's family reaffirmed her position in the family as a beacon of hope and support that will never turn her back on the family. She will rejoice with them in happy moments and will sympathize with them in times of sadness. She prayed God to grant the Mbatelen and the entire family the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable loss.
By Terfa Naswem

Death is inevitable in human existence. It can come calling at anytime. That was the reason Jesus Christ admonished us in the Holy Bible that we should be prepared for eternal life when death comes knocking on our doors. These were the words of Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorathy Mato to the family of Ule as she sympathized with her friend, Ms. Grace Mbatelen Ule over the loss of her elder brother, pa. Sunday Sebastian Ule.

Late Sebastian Ule was born in 1961 and died on March 14th, 2024 at age 63. The wake took place on April 8th, 2024 while the final interment took place on April 9th, 2024 at Tse-Hwande, Mbayam, Mbaachila, Mbagbam, Ute, Vandeikya, Benue State.

The Requiem Mass was conducted at St. Catherine Catholic Church, St. Jude's Parish, Koti, Yough, Ute, Vandeikya, Benue State by Rev. Fathers Timothy Anom and Mathew Dzer.

Rev. Anom admonished Christians to be at peace with God and humanity so that when they leave planet earth, they will be with God Almighty where sorrow and death will not be felt.

Mbatelen Ule said her late brother, Sebastian lived a life worthy of emulation. He was a wonderful man who was extremely caring and never supported those who were hellbent on inflicting pains on others. She felt sad that, although she believed her brother is in Heaven with God Almighty, he will be missed dearly by her and the entire family.

Hon. Mato a friend to the Ule's family reaffirmed her position in the family as a beacon of hope and support that will never turn her back on the family. She will rejoice with them in happy moments and will sympathize with them in times of sadness. She prayed God to grant the Mbatelen and the entire family the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable loss.

David Mark A 76 : Bestriding Two Worlds

David Mark A 76 : Bestriding Two Worlds

“There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval”– George Santayana

By Paul Mumeh & Law Mefor

The wise words, “Live your life so that the Preacher won’t have to lie at your funeral,” were displayed in a particular pastor’s office sentinel. The pastor expressed his admiration for the way it would loom large over the heads of people who came to confess yet another transgression, hoping that it would persuade them to change their ways and begin to act morally upright without him having to persuade them. The man said that the longer he had been a pastor, the more he had come to understand the peculiar theology the sign represented.
It suggests to him, that some people have lived such morally upright lives that preachers don’t need to tell lies at their funerals, and that some people have also led terrible lives that leave funeral orators in a difficult situation.
David Mark’s life has always been an open book. Even his detractors have to admit that he is a man who has elevated his life to such an extent that he has left profound imprints on the sands of time.
Given David Mark’s sprawling personality, it would take many books to tell his entire narrative. Mark has essentially dominated two worlds like a colossus; politics and the military, where he has played prominent and historic roles. He left the military after attaining the rank of a Brigadier General. He was a military governor of Niger state and a minister of the federal republic in charge of communications.

Holding the positions of chairman of the National Assembly and Senate President for two terms of eight uninterrupted years, [2007–2011 & 201 5], he oversaw politics as the head of the legislative arm of the government in the nation’s presidential democracy.

This made him the most tenured senate president in Nigerian history. David Mark stands out as exceptional and singular because he is most likely the only Nigerian to have achieved the combined rankings so far.

Indeed, how one chooses to tell his story will depend on both the main thrust and point of view of the storyteller. John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887), an American poet, provides related useful insights in The Blind Men and the Elephant. In the fable of The Blind Men and the Elephant, a group of blind men who had never seen an elephant before learnt about it and develop an imaginary image of it through touch. Though only one section of the elephant’s body — the side or the tusk, for example — each blind guy senses a distinct part of it.
Published in 1873, The Blind Men and the Elephant, is a poetry and rhyme collection by John Godfrey Saxe. The poet based his moral tale, which is really more of a parable disguised as a rhyme; on an Indian fable he dubbed a “Hindoo Fable.” That ballad was really lovely. It tells a story and offers a framework that bestows on the narrative its intended, deep lesson—just as David Mark’s current account portends.

The story of The Blind Men and The Elephant serves as an example of how conflict and misunderstanding can result from our unique perspectives, or what Peter Senge refers to as our “mental models.” The purpose of this account on David Mark is to provide
an alternative viewpoint to those provided by previous and subsequent writers on this quiet and gentle giant.
It is acknowledged that although an individual’s subjective experience and opinion may be accurate, they may still be constrained by a lack of comprehensive knowledge about the subject. Because of this, the blind men’s accounts of the elephant varied from one another and were based on their limited experience. The blind men did not exchange blows because of this understanding. The parable’s lesson is that people often assert absolute truth based on their own constrained, subjective experiences while ignoring the constrained, subjective experiences of others that may be just as accurate. The tale was first popularised in the ancient Indian subcontinent, from whence it spread abroad.
If this description of David Mark turns out to be only a portion of the gentle giant and his amazing times, be willing to overlook its shortcomings.

Let researchers and histographers of the future fill in the blanks. We also think that David Mark would compose a note on himself before going away at the end of life, which is an inescapable fate that awaits all mortals at some point.
Suffice to submit that Mark’s accomplished sojourn in the military, his political engagement and achievements as a leader of the legislative arm of government is a study in brinkmanship.

On April 8, 1948, Pa Mark Aikuta and Madam Eyum Mark welcomed a baby boy into their home. He was given the name Alechenu, which means “the unexpected.” Later on, the local Catholic Church baptised him as David. The parents worked in farming and trading, which were typical vocations of the Serene Otukpo community in Benue State.

David Mark was raised as a devoted Catholic Christian, a faith he has adhered to throughout his military service, career in politics, and retirement. Aware that childhood is the foundation of life; his parents took great care in raising him as their first child.

David Mark, as he is more commonly known in adult life, is a unique individual who was shaped by a combination of hard work, good upbringing, divine providence, military training, and intellectual rigor. He is like an octopus with numerous tentacles. His extraordinary life story serves as a powerful reminder that anything is possible for someone who works hard and has faith in God.

David Mark would undoubtedly have passed as just another one of the many people who came through this life unheard and unsung if he had accepted his father’s origins and decided not to battle for a noble name. Instead, he fought for the opportunity to earn a noble name. He has elevated his fame to the point where, when the time comes, he would have left deep indelible imprints in the sands of time, making him a household name today.

Given his birth circumstances, Mark knew that no one achieves overnight success without hard work, diligence, and perseverance. While others slept, he was working hard. And in the end, his diligence paid off, with heavenly hands acting as his engine.

St. Francis Catholic Practising School, Otukpo was where the young David Mark enrolled and completed his elementary education. Mark received excellent formative years at the Catholic school, which helped him lay the solid intellectual, philosophical, and educational foundations of his future.

David Mark’s military training and foundational education began at the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, which was where his tough, uncompromising discipline style originated.

David Mark’s set arrived at the Nigerian Military School (NMS) in May 1961 where his early years were further shaped. He was among the first group of boys to take the WAEC examination in 1965, and they did remarkably well.

David Mark was among the best graduates of the NMS, and after graduating with flying colours from that institution, everything was in place for him to enlist in the Nigerian Army . To adequately develop his military career as an officer, Mark was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA, 3rd Regular Course), Kaduna as cadet in 1967. He graduated from the academy in 1970. As it happened, his NDA graduation marked just the start of an extensive journey through the world of military elite training in his field of study — military communication and engineering.

When young Mark came to NDA as a cadet, the basic knowledge he had gained at NMS proved to be quite helpful. He was well aware of the fundamental principles of army culture, which include honour, integrity, bravery, responsibility, devotion, and selflessness.

In 1970, Lieutenant David Mark continued his education at the School of Signals in Blandford, England. Part of the Defence School of Communications and Information Systems in the United Kingdom is the military training facility known as the Blandford School of Signals.

After being promoted to Captain and given a new commission upon his return to Nigeria in 1971, he enrolled in combined training programmes at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering Mhow and the College of Military Engineering Poona in India. He completed this training between 1971 and 1975, earning a B Eng. – Telecoms and becoming qualified to work as both a military and telecommunication engineer in 1975.

When Captain David Mark completed his Militating Engineering course in India, he returned to Nigeria. At the age of 27, he received a promotion to the rank of Major and was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division at Port Harcourt, where he was Commander of the Division’s Signals, under Lieutenant General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, the General Officer Commanding (GOC). His duties were expanding, and this time they included organising the commanders and men in the Brigade in addition to sports and welfare.

In addition to leading the way in educating other officers in a variety of roles, Mark made a strong push for more professional training in the UK, India, and Nigeria. In addition to this, he holds the following degrees: B Engr - Telecoms - 1975' , Psc+ - 1979, fwc, fss, a Diploma in Defence Studies (1991), a Diploma in Senior Defence Studies (1992), and more.

Later on, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and Brigadier General Tunde Idiagbon came to power during the military takeover in December 31, 1983. David Mark, who by then had already been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, was chosen by Buhari to serve as the military governor of Niger State because of his exceptional leadership abilities.

Few people in Niger State’s history of leadership are as warmly remembered as David Mark.” This encapsulates the significance of Lt Col David Mark’s groundbreaking tenure as governor of Niger state.

His influence in Niger state is still visible today, many years later, in a variety of fields, including education, infrastructure, industrialisation, agriculture, sports, health, and media development.

As the Military Governor of Niger State, Governor Mark’s leadership style was distinguished by audacious plans, deeds, and gallant endeavours. He disregarded unproductive custom, bureaucracy, and other inconsequential factors in order to attain tangible results. He is a man of integrity and a fearless strategist who was committed to achieving goals at all costs and by all means necessary and lawful.

Following yet another military coup in Nigeria in 1985, General IBB was installed as the country’s military president. He put together an excellent team to handle all aspects of Nigeria’s economy, politics, and well-being, including the type of government the country would resume after the military leaves office.

Babangida sought for the brightest minds capable of innovation to further his ambition of taking Nigeria in a totally new direction and opening up its economy to the outside world. One of the persons Babangida chose was David Mark, who was redeployed from Niger State.

Babangida needed a true specialist to revamp the nation’s communications system and introduce the technologies required to get the nation into the emerging digital and global information networks since communication was essential to his ambitions. Babangida, the previous military ruler, displayed his ability to fit round pegs into round holes when he appointed Col. Mark as the minister of communications.These were some of the best appointments in the country’s political history.

As was to be expected, Col. Mark brought about drastic changes, innovations, and reforms after being appointed Federal Minister of Communications.

David Mark was retired from the Nigerian Army by General Sani Abacha, the supreme military leader of Nigeria in 1993. After going into exile in Ghana and then England, Mark returned to the country upon Abacha’s death in 1998.

When Mark returned from exile on September 5, 1998, his Idoma people of Benue state welcomed him with great fervor and he became their leader, expected to fulfil their hopes and dreams and win their support to run for the senate and represent them.

The Idoma elites rolled out the drums to welcome the soldier from exile; the masses and the progressives wing of the political elite were part of the frenzied reception that attended his home-coming. They knew that being in exile for five years only confirmed him as firm believer in democracy and true son of Idoma land.

After Mark became a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he was eligible to run for Senate. He was chosen to represent the Benue South Senatorial District under the PDP’s banner in the April 1999 senatorial election, which he easily won. He was sworn in as a Federal Republic senator in June 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. During his tenure in the Senate, he held a number of responsibilities, including chairman of the Joint National Assembly and Senate President, which he held for a record eight years.

Sen. Mark prevailed over George Akume, the previous governor of his State, in a keenly contested Senate election on June 5th , 2007 to become the President of the Senate . He polled 69 votes against Akume’s 39. One senator was absent. As a result, he took the oath of office as the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s 12th President of the Senate.

As Senate President, Mark exuded a strong character and dignity, elevating the position to the highest regard that the public has ever given it. He so cleared the Senate of the “banana peels.” His administration was the first to return billions of Naira (28 billion) of unspent public fund to the national treasury in 2008. Significantly, Senator Mark demonstrated a shared preference for excellent legislation, manners, social elegance, and the guts to stand up for what is right and follow his conscience. Mark was seen by Nigerians as the embodiment of the country’s presidential democracy.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, a new terminology was added to Nigeria’s political lexicon. This date will remain a significant landmark in Nigeria’s political history as Senator Mark put the existing laws to the test in order to create a safety net for Nigeria’s ongoing existence as a single nation through the Doctrine of Necessity. The impending constitutional crisis, political unrest or a deadlock that had engulfed the country prior to the installation of a new leadership was broken by just one act. The “DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY” authorised Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to act as president in order to address the constitutional crisis orchestrated by the absence of ailing President Musa Yar’Adua.

The Doctrine of Necessity serves as the foundation for the legitimacy of extraordinary measures taken by the administrative authority to maintain or restore order, even when those measures were not contemplated by established constitution, laws, customs, or norms.

When Senate President Mark took office in 2007, he demonstrated an extraordinary level of dedication and perseverance to the promise he made to Nigerians to offer meaningful legislative leadership.


Under his leadership, the Nigerian National Assembly broke the jinx by altering the 1999 constitution for the first time, which set the stage for the nation’s democracy to flourish and gradually return to federalism. This wasn’t achieved by the two previous senates preceding his.

Senator Mark, a former president of the Senate who was still serving at the time, announced his plan to run for president in 2019 on the platform of PDP. He sparked a lot of curiosity when he picked up his Presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

After purchasing his forms, he spoke with journalists and pledged to address the socio-political, economic, and security issues endangering the nation if elected. Additionally, he pledged that if given the chance, he would start the process of reorganising the nation. Though he lost in the PDP’s primary elections, he continues to serve the party and the nation at large as a peace ambassador .

Ado, Apa, Agatu, Obi, Oju, Ohimini, Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, and Otukpo are the nine local governments that make up the Benue south senatorial zone . At least one developmental project targeting the generation of jobs for rural areas and addressing the nation’s high rate of youth unemployment was established by Mark in each of the local government areas.

Mark placed a high value on economic empowerment. He created a revolving trader’s loan programme with zero interest to help the women expand their enterprises. He knew that in order to be supported, the majority of small business concerns required an improvised capital base. This action significantly enhanced inclusive growth and economic development.

Mark prioritised education when it came to youth development. With a focus on youth education, he established the David Mark Scholarship Scheme (DMSS), under which, since 1999, annual scholarships have been given to students enrolled in primary school through universities which has benefitted thousands.

Senator Mark constructed and donated a building for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) study centre in Otukpo, Benue State, as a symbol of his dedication to providing education to his people. Within his Benue South Senatorial District, he has constructed and refurbished numerous school blocks in each of the nine local government areas.

Senator Mark sponsored numerous projects in the Senate, chief of which was the Act for the Establishment of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo (FUHSO). The university was eventually established as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of this bill. The establishment is transforming Otukpo into a medical tourism centre and is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Mark is an avid sportsman believes that sports should be a source of both entertainment and employment. Among many other initiatives, he founded the Apa United Football Club (male) to play in the State and National League, as well as MarkMentors Basketball Club, which is currently rated second in the National Basketball League, to support young people who aspire to advance in sports .

His annual Mark D’Ball basketball competition, has transformed the lives of numerous young people who are pursuing professional basketball careers. He also founded the football teams “Apa Queens” (female) in the same spirit.

Additionally, Mark built an 18-hole public golf course at Otukpo Golf & Country Club St. Mark Akpegede, Otukpo of Benue State, which employs a good number of people. One unique feature of this golf course is that till date, nobody pays the green fee to play. Golfers use the golf course gratis, which is unprecedented.

He equally established the Otukpo radio station Joy FM 96.5, which also provides jobs for his people and other Nigerians and has grown to be a major hub for news, entertainment, and education in the community. In Nigeria’s North Central Region, this FM is the first radio station that is privately owned.

Mark accomplished a great deal for the zone during his record- breaking eight years as Senate President. Among the projects were about 17 billion naira Otukpo Multi-Purpose Dam in Otobi-Akpa which has the dual benefits of supplying Benue South and its surrounding areas with electricity and water.

In a similar vein, students of the Mark International Golf Academy have competed internationally on behalf of Nigeria. Professional golfers provide these young men and women, affectionately known as “The Lion Cubs,” with extensive training, and they have demonstrated complete supremacy in every event in which they have competed.

On infrastructure, Mark attracted and the construction of the Loko-Oweto bridge and the road networks that connect Benue, Nasarawa, and Abuja. This project serves as a bridge connecting Nigeria’s Northern and Southern regions.

Under the Rural Electrification Projects, Mark also gave numerous towns in each of Benue South’s nine local government areas several 300KVA transformers. He believes that this would help the locals in the district thrive economically.


It is indisputable that Mark would go down in Nigerian history as a true nationalist, social and political strategist of great stature, detribalised Nigerian, and patriot. The people of Idoma and the country as a whole will always have nostalgic memories of him.

After taking stock of his political journey; senator and senate president for 20 eventful years, Mark declared that God has greatly favoured him and that he will carry on serving God and humanity in the years to come. He also said that Nigeria has treated him fairly and that he would continue to advance the course for peace and peaceful coexistence in the country whether in or out of office.


Paul Mumeh/Law Mefor
“There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval”– George Santayana

By Paul Mumeh & Law Mefor

The wise words, “Live your life so that the Preacher won’t have to lie at your funeral,” were displayed in a particular pastor’s office sentinel. The pastor expressed his admiration for the way it would loom large over the heads of people who came to confess yet another transgression, hoping that it would persuade them to change their ways and begin to act morally upright without him having to persuade them. The man said that the longer he had been a pastor, the more he had come to understand the peculiar theology the sign represented.
It suggests to him, that some people have lived such morally upright lives that preachers don’t need to tell lies at their funerals, and that some people have also led terrible lives that leave funeral orators in a difficult situation.
David Mark’s life has always been an open book. Even his detractors have to admit that he is a man who has elevated his life to such an extent that he has left profound imprints on the sands of time.
Given David Mark’s sprawling personality, it would take many books to tell his entire narrative. Mark has essentially dominated two worlds like a colossus; politics and the military, where he has played prominent and historic roles. He left the military after attaining the rank of a Brigadier General. He was a military governor of Niger state and a minister of the federal republic in charge of communications.

Holding the positions of chairman of the National Assembly and Senate President for two terms of eight uninterrupted years, [2007–2011 & 201 5], he oversaw politics as the head of the legislative arm of the government in the nation’s presidential democracy.

This made him the most tenured senate president in Nigerian history. David Mark stands out as exceptional and singular because he is most likely the only Nigerian to have achieved the combined rankings so far.

Indeed, how one chooses to tell his story will depend on both the main thrust and point of view of the storyteller. John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887), an American poet, provides related useful insights in The Blind Men and the Elephant. In the fable of The Blind Men and the Elephant, a group of blind men who had never seen an elephant before learnt about it and develop an imaginary image of it through touch. Though only one section of the elephant’s body — the side or the tusk, for example — each blind guy senses a distinct part of it.
Published in 1873, The Blind Men and the Elephant, is a poetry and rhyme collection by John Godfrey Saxe. The poet based his moral tale, which is really more of a parable disguised as a rhyme; on an Indian fable he dubbed a “Hindoo Fable.” That ballad was really lovely. It tells a story and offers a framework that bestows on the narrative its intended, deep lesson—just as David Mark’s current account portends.

The story of The Blind Men and The Elephant serves as an example of how conflict and misunderstanding can result from our unique perspectives, or what Peter Senge refers to as our “mental models.” The purpose of this account on David Mark is to provide
an alternative viewpoint to those provided by previous and subsequent writers on this quiet and gentle giant.
It is acknowledged that although an individual’s subjective experience and opinion may be accurate, they may still be constrained by a lack of comprehensive knowledge about the subject. Because of this, the blind men’s accounts of the elephant varied from one another and were based on their limited experience. The blind men did not exchange blows because of this understanding. The parable’s lesson is that people often assert absolute truth based on their own constrained, subjective experiences while ignoring the constrained, subjective experiences of others that may be just as accurate. The tale was first popularised in the ancient Indian subcontinent, from whence it spread abroad.
If this description of David Mark turns out to be only a portion of the gentle giant and his amazing times, be willing to overlook its shortcomings.

Let researchers and histographers of the future fill in the blanks. We also think that David Mark would compose a note on himself before going away at the end of life, which is an inescapable fate that awaits all mortals at some point.
Suffice to submit that Mark’s accomplished sojourn in the military, his political engagement and achievements as a leader of the legislative arm of government is a study in brinkmanship.

On April 8, 1948, Pa Mark Aikuta and Madam Eyum Mark welcomed a baby boy into their home. He was given the name Alechenu, which means “the unexpected.” Later on, the local Catholic Church baptised him as David. The parents worked in farming and trading, which were typical vocations of the Serene Otukpo community in Benue State.

David Mark was raised as a devoted Catholic Christian, a faith he has adhered to throughout his military service, career in politics, and retirement. Aware that childhood is the foundation of life; his parents took great care in raising him as their first child.

David Mark, as he is more commonly known in adult life, is a unique individual who was shaped by a combination of hard work, good upbringing, divine providence, military training, and intellectual rigor. He is like an octopus with numerous tentacles. His extraordinary life story serves as a powerful reminder that anything is possible for someone who works hard and has faith in God.

David Mark would undoubtedly have passed as just another one of the many people who came through this life unheard and unsung if he had accepted his father’s origins and decided not to battle for a noble name. Instead, he fought for the opportunity to earn a noble name. He has elevated his fame to the point where, when the time comes, he would have left deep indelible imprints in the sands of time, making him a household name today.

Given his birth circumstances, Mark knew that no one achieves overnight success without hard work, diligence, and perseverance. While others slept, he was working hard. And in the end, his diligence paid off, with heavenly hands acting as his engine.

St. Francis Catholic Practising School, Otukpo was where the young David Mark enrolled and completed his elementary education. Mark received excellent formative years at the Catholic school, which helped him lay the solid intellectual, philosophical, and educational foundations of his future.

David Mark’s military training and foundational education began at the Nigerian Military School (NMS), Zaria, which was where his tough, uncompromising discipline style originated.

David Mark’s set arrived at the Nigerian Military School (NMS) in May 1961 where his early years were further shaped. He was among the first group of boys to take the WAEC examination in 1965, and they did remarkably well.

David Mark was among the best graduates of the NMS, and after graduating with flying colours from that institution, everything was in place for him to enlist in the Nigerian Army . To adequately develop his military career as an officer, Mark was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA, 3rd Regular Course), Kaduna as cadet in 1967. He graduated from the academy in 1970. As it happened, his NDA graduation marked just the start of an extensive journey through the world of military elite training in his field of study — military communication and engineering.

When young Mark came to NDA as a cadet, the basic knowledge he had gained at NMS proved to be quite helpful. He was well aware of the fundamental principles of army culture, which include honour, integrity, bravery, responsibility, devotion, and selflessness.

In 1970, Lieutenant David Mark continued his education at the School of Signals in Blandford, England. Part of the Defence School of Communications and Information Systems in the United Kingdom is the military training facility known as the Blandford School of Signals.

After being promoted to Captain and given a new commission upon his return to Nigeria in 1971, he enrolled in combined training programmes at the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering Mhow and the College of Military Engineering Poona in India. He completed this training between 1971 and 1975, earning a B Eng. – Telecoms and becoming qualified to work as both a military and telecommunication engineer in 1975.

When Captain David Mark completed his Militating Engineering course in India, he returned to Nigeria. At the age of 27, he received a promotion to the rank of Major and was assigned to the 3rd Marine Division at Port Harcourt, where he was Commander of the Division’s Signals, under Lieutenant General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, the General Officer Commanding (GOC). His duties were expanding, and this time they included organising the commanders and men in the Brigade in addition to sports and welfare.

In addition to leading the way in educating other officers in a variety of roles, Mark made a strong push for more professional training in the UK, India, and Nigeria. In addition to this, he holds the following degrees: B Engr - Telecoms - 1975' , Psc+ - 1979, fwc, fss, a Diploma in Defence Studies (1991), a Diploma in Senior Defence Studies (1992), and more.

Later on, Major General Muhammadu Buhari and Brigadier General Tunde Idiagbon came to power during the military takeover in December 31, 1983. David Mark, who by then had already been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, was chosen by Buhari to serve as the military governor of Niger State because of his exceptional leadership abilities.

Few people in Niger State’s history of leadership are as warmly remembered as David Mark.” This encapsulates the significance of Lt Col David Mark’s groundbreaking tenure as governor of Niger state.

His influence in Niger state is still visible today, many years later, in a variety of fields, including education, infrastructure, industrialisation, agriculture, sports, health, and media development.

As the Military Governor of Niger State, Governor Mark’s leadership style was distinguished by audacious plans, deeds, and gallant endeavours. He disregarded unproductive custom, bureaucracy, and other inconsequential factors in order to attain tangible results. He is a man of integrity and a fearless strategist who was committed to achieving goals at all costs and by all means necessary and lawful.

Following yet another military coup in Nigeria in 1985, General IBB was installed as the country’s military president. He put together an excellent team to handle all aspects of Nigeria’s economy, politics, and well-being, including the type of government the country would resume after the military leaves office.

Babangida sought for the brightest minds capable of innovation to further his ambition of taking Nigeria in a totally new direction and opening up its economy to the outside world. One of the persons Babangida chose was David Mark, who was redeployed from Niger State.

Babangida needed a true specialist to revamp the nation’s communications system and introduce the technologies required to get the nation into the emerging digital and global information networks since communication was essential to his ambitions. Babangida, the previous military ruler, displayed his ability to fit round pegs into round holes when he appointed Col. Mark as the minister of communications.These were some of the best appointments in the country’s political history.

As was to be expected, Col. Mark brought about drastic changes, innovations, and reforms after being appointed Federal Minister of Communications.

David Mark was retired from the Nigerian Army by General Sani Abacha, the supreme military leader of Nigeria in 1993. After going into exile in Ghana and then England, Mark returned to the country upon Abacha’s death in 1998.

When Mark returned from exile on September 5, 1998, his Idoma people of Benue state welcomed him with great fervor and he became their leader, expected to fulfil their hopes and dreams and win their support to run for the senate and represent them.

The Idoma elites rolled out the drums to welcome the soldier from exile; the masses and the progressives wing of the political elite were part of the frenzied reception that attended his home-coming. They knew that being in exile for five years only confirmed him as firm believer in democracy and true son of Idoma land.

After Mark became a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he was eligible to run for Senate. He was chosen to represent the Benue South Senatorial District under the PDP’s banner in the April 1999 senatorial election, which he easily won. He was sworn in as a Federal Republic senator in June 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015. During his tenure in the Senate, he held a number of responsibilities, including chairman of the Joint National Assembly and Senate President, which he held for a record eight years.

Sen. Mark prevailed over George Akume, the previous governor of his State, in a keenly contested Senate election on June 5th , 2007 to become the President of the Senate . He polled 69 votes against Akume’s 39. One senator was absent. As a result, he took the oath of office as the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s 12th President of the Senate.

As Senate President, Mark exuded a strong character and dignity, elevating the position to the highest regard that the public has ever given it. He so cleared the Senate of the “banana peels.” His administration was the first to return billions of Naira (28 billion) of unspent public fund to the national treasury in 2008. Significantly, Senator Mark demonstrated a shared preference for excellent legislation, manners, social elegance, and the guts to stand up for what is right and follow his conscience. Mark was seen by Nigerians as the embodiment of the country’s presidential democracy.

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, a new terminology was added to Nigeria’s political lexicon. This date will remain a significant landmark in Nigeria’s political history as Senator Mark put the existing laws to the test in order to create a safety net for Nigeria’s ongoing existence as a single nation through the Doctrine of Necessity. The impending constitutional crisis, political unrest or a deadlock that had engulfed the country prior to the installation of a new leadership was broken by just one act. The “DOCTRINE OF NECESSITY” authorised Vice President Goodluck Jonathan to act as president in order to address the constitutional crisis orchestrated by the absence of ailing President Musa Yar’Adua.

The Doctrine of Necessity serves as the foundation for the legitimacy of extraordinary measures taken by the administrative authority to maintain or restore order, even when those measures were not contemplated by established constitution, laws, customs, or norms.

When Senate President Mark took office in 2007, he demonstrated an extraordinary level of dedication and perseverance to the promise he made to Nigerians to offer meaningful legislative leadership.


Under his leadership, the Nigerian National Assembly broke the jinx by altering the 1999 constitution for the first time, which set the stage for the nation’s democracy to flourish and gradually return to federalism. This wasn’t achieved by the two previous senates preceding his.

Senator Mark, a former president of the Senate who was still serving at the time, announced his plan to run for president in 2019 on the platform of PDP. He sparked a lot of curiosity when he picked up his Presidential expression of interest and nomination forms at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

After purchasing his forms, he spoke with journalists and pledged to address the socio-political, economic, and security issues endangering the nation if elected. Additionally, he pledged that if given the chance, he would start the process of reorganising the nation. Though he lost in the PDP’s primary elections, he continues to serve the party and the nation at large as a peace ambassador .

Ado, Apa, Agatu, Obi, Oju, Ohimini, Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, and Otukpo are the nine local governments that make up the Benue south senatorial zone . At least one developmental project targeting the generation of jobs for rural areas and addressing the nation’s high rate of youth unemployment was established by Mark in each of the local government areas.

Mark placed a high value on economic empowerment. He created a revolving trader’s loan programme with zero interest to help the women expand their enterprises. He knew that in order to be supported, the majority of small business concerns required an improvised capital base. This action significantly enhanced inclusive growth and economic development.

Mark prioritised education when it came to youth development. With a focus on youth education, he established the David Mark Scholarship Scheme (DMSS), under which, since 1999, annual scholarships have been given to students enrolled in primary school through universities which has benefitted thousands.

Senator Mark constructed and donated a building for the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) study centre in Otukpo, Benue State, as a symbol of his dedication to providing education to his people. Within his Benue South Senatorial District, he has constructed and refurbished numerous school blocks in each of the nine local government areas.

Senator Mark sponsored numerous projects in the Senate, chief of which was the Act for the Establishment of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo (FUHSO). The university was eventually established as a result of President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of this bill. The establishment is transforming Otukpo into a medical tourism centre and is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

Mark is an avid sportsman believes that sports should be a source of both entertainment and employment. Among many other initiatives, he founded the Apa United Football Club (male) to play in the State and National League, as well as MarkMentors Basketball Club, which is currently rated second in the National Basketball League, to support young people who aspire to advance in sports .

His annual Mark D’Ball basketball competition, has transformed the lives of numerous young people who are pursuing professional basketball careers. He also founded the football teams “Apa Queens” (female) in the same spirit.

Additionally, Mark built an 18-hole public golf course at Otukpo Golf & Country Club St. Mark Akpegede, Otukpo of Benue State, which employs a good number of people. One unique feature of this golf course is that till date, nobody pays the green fee to play. Golfers use the golf course gratis, which is unprecedented.

He equally established the Otukpo radio station Joy FM 96.5, which also provides jobs for his people and other Nigerians and has grown to be a major hub for news, entertainment, and education in the community. In Nigeria’s North Central Region, this FM is the first radio station that is privately owned.

Mark accomplished a great deal for the zone during his record- breaking eight years as Senate President. Among the projects were about 17 billion naira Otukpo Multi-Purpose Dam in Otobi-Akpa which has the dual benefits of supplying Benue South and its surrounding areas with electricity and water.

In a similar vein, students of the Mark International Golf Academy have competed internationally on behalf of Nigeria. Professional golfers provide these young men and women, affectionately known as “The Lion Cubs,” with extensive training, and they have demonstrated complete supremacy in every event in which they have competed.

On infrastructure, Mark attracted and the construction of the Loko-Oweto bridge and the road networks that connect Benue, Nasarawa, and Abuja. This project serves as a bridge connecting Nigeria’s Northern and Southern regions.

Under the Rural Electrification Projects, Mark also gave numerous towns in each of Benue South’s nine local government areas several 300KVA transformers. He believes that this would help the locals in the district thrive economically.


It is indisputable that Mark would go down in Nigerian history as a true nationalist, social and political strategist of great stature, detribalised Nigerian, and patriot. The people of Idoma and the country as a whole will always have nostalgic memories of him.

After taking stock of his political journey; senator and senate president for 20 eventful years, Mark declared that God has greatly favoured him and that he will carry on serving God and humanity in the years to come. He also said that Nigeria has treated him fairly and that he would continue to advance the course for peace and peaceful coexistence in the country whether in or out of office.


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Hon. Mato Bids Farewell To Governing Council Chairman

Hon. Mato Bids Farewell To Governing Council Chairman

By Terfa Naswem 

The Co-Founder of Fidei Polytechnic Gboko Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorothy Mato, paid her last respect to the Chairman Governing Council of the Polytechnic Rt. Hon. Chevalier Emmanuel Akor Ikpam KSM,  KSS,  FCNA, Ph.D at Tse Ikpam Nor Village, Mbaachi, Mbaabunde, Mbakuha Council Ward, Ushongo Local Government Council, Benue State on Saturday, April 6th, 2024.

Mato arrived the late chairman's village on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the wake and final interment on April 6th. He died at age 72.

Hon. Mato in her condolence message appreciated the momentous impact the late Ikpam made on Fidei Polytechnic. She described him as a man who was so concerned about the development of the Polytechnic and made enormous sacrifices to put it on the right trajectory to be more competitive with the best Polytechnics in Nigeria.

She condoled the family and encouraged them to remain steadfast in their faith in God. They should not allow their loss to wane their faith in the Almighty God. She prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable loss.
By Terfa Naswem 

The Co-Founder of Fidei Polytechnic Gboko Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorothy Mato, paid her last respect to the Chairman Governing Council of the Polytechnic Rt. Hon. Chevalier Emmanuel Akor Ikpam KSM,  KSS,  FCNA, Ph.D at Tse Ikpam Nor Village, Mbaachi, Mbaabunde, Mbakuha Council Ward, Ushongo Local Government Council, Benue State on Saturday, April 6th, 2024.

Mato arrived the late chairman's village on Friday, April 5th, 2024 for the wake and final interment on April 6th. He died at age 72.

Hon. Mato in her condolence message appreciated the momentous impact the late Ikpam made on Fidei Polytechnic. She described him as a man who was so concerned about the development of the Polytechnic and made enormous sacrifices to put it on the right trajectory to be more competitive with the best Polytechnics in Nigeria.

She condoled the family and encouraged them to remain steadfast in their faith in God. They should not allow their loss to wane their faith in the Almighty God. She prayed God to grant them the fortitude to bear their irreplaceable loss.

Maurice Orwough: A Man With A Heart Of Giving; His Scholarship Scheme In Perspective

Maurice Orwough: A Man With A Heart Of Giving; His Scholarship Scheme In Perspective

By Terfa Naswem

Hon. Maurice Orwough is a man who believes in elevating the human race. Concerned by the needs of others, has been using his philanthropy to transform the lives of countless people within and outside his community.

He established his scholarship scheme known as: "Hon. Maurice Orwough Scholarship Scheme 2024" with the aim of uplifting 100 students, 10 from each of the 10 council wards in Guma Local Government Area, Benue State at the pilot stage of the scheme.

Hon. Orwough upholds the ideology of philanthropy by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) who came from Scotland to the United States in 1848, and his family settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At age thirteen, Andrew went to work as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill. He then moved rapidly through a succession of jobs with Western Union and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1865, he resigned to establish his own business enterprises and eventually organized the Carnegie Steel Company, which launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh. At age sixty-five, he sold the company to J. P. Morgan for $480 million and devoted the rest of his life to his philanthropic activities and writing. During his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million.

Just like Carnegie, Orwough has made enormous sacrifices to put smiles on the faces of children, youths, women and widows so that they will be able to help themselves to also make impact on their respective communities.

Many persons of wealth have contributed to charity, but Carnegie was perhaps the first to state publicly that the rich have a moral obligation to give away their fortunes. In 1889, he wrote The Gospel of Wealth, in which he asserted that all personal wealth beyond that required to supply the needs of one's family should be regarded as a trust fund to be administered for the benefit of the community.

Even though, Orwough is not as rich as Carnegie was, he takes it as a moral obligation to give away his fortunes as trust fund to be administered for the benefit of Guma community and beyond.

Carnegie's philanthropic interests centered around the goals of education and world peace. One of his lifelong interests was the establishment of free public libraries to make available to everyone a means of self-education. There were only a few public libraries in the world when, in 1881, Carnegie began to promote his idea. He and the Carnegie Corporation subsequently spent over $56 million to build 2,509 libraries throughout the English-speaking world.

Carnegie set about disposing of his fortune through innumerable personal gifts and through the establishment of various trusts. Each of the organizations established by Andrew Carnegie has its own funds and trustees and is independently managed.

Like Carnegie, Hon. Orwough through his scholarship scheme and other acts of his philosophy is a message to others to do the best they can to touch lives no matter how little it might be. What they might see as little in their eyes can go a long way to change lives. He believes that together, we can make our communities better through philanthropy.
By Terfa Naswem

Hon. Maurice Orwough is a man who believes in elevating the human race. Concerned by the needs of others, has been using his philanthropy to transform the lives of countless people within and outside his community.

He established his scholarship scheme known as: "Hon. Maurice Orwough Scholarship Scheme 2024" with the aim of uplifting 100 students, 10 from each of the 10 council wards in Guma Local Government Area, Benue State at the pilot stage of the scheme.

Hon. Orwough upholds the ideology of philanthropy by Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) who came from Scotland to the United States in 1848, and his family settled in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. At age thirteen, Andrew went to work as a bobbin boy in a cotton mill. He then moved rapidly through a succession of jobs with Western Union and the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1865, he resigned to establish his own business enterprises and eventually organized the Carnegie Steel Company, which launched the steel industry in Pittsburgh. At age sixty-five, he sold the company to J. P. Morgan for $480 million and devoted the rest of his life to his philanthropic activities and writing. During his lifetime, Carnegie gave away over $350 million.

Just like Carnegie, Orwough has made enormous sacrifices to put smiles on the faces of children, youths, women and widows so that they will be able to help themselves to also make impact on their respective communities.

Many persons of wealth have contributed to charity, but Carnegie was perhaps the first to state publicly that the rich have a moral obligation to give away their fortunes. In 1889, he wrote The Gospel of Wealth, in which he asserted that all personal wealth beyond that required to supply the needs of one's family should be regarded as a trust fund to be administered for the benefit of the community.

Even though, Orwough is not as rich as Carnegie was, he takes it as a moral obligation to give away his fortunes as trust fund to be administered for the benefit of Guma community and beyond.

Carnegie's philanthropic interests centered around the goals of education and world peace. One of his lifelong interests was the establishment of free public libraries to make available to everyone a means of self-education. There were only a few public libraries in the world when, in 1881, Carnegie began to promote his idea. He and the Carnegie Corporation subsequently spent over $56 million to build 2,509 libraries throughout the English-speaking world.

Carnegie set about disposing of his fortune through innumerable personal gifts and through the establishment of various trusts. Each of the organizations established by Andrew Carnegie has its own funds and trustees and is independently managed.

Like Carnegie, Hon. Orwough through his scholarship scheme and other acts of his philosophy is a message to others to do the best they can to touch lives no matter how little it might be. What they might see as little in their eyes can go a long way to change lives. He believes that together, we can make our communities better through philanthropy.

Why I Will Never Support Ortom: The Good People Of Benue State Have Not Forgiven Him

Why I Will Never Support Ortom: The Good People Of Benue State Have Not Forgiven Him

By Terfa Naswem

Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States said: "The fundamental purpose of the United States is laid down in the Preamble to the Constitution: ". . . to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

Jefferson would note that the purpose of government was to protect the “inalienable rights” that man received from “their Creator.” In his view, if government became “destructive,” it was the right of the citizens to “alter or abolish” that form of government and replace it with a better one.

When former governor Samuel Ortom was sworn-in on May 29, 2015 as the Executive Governor of Benue State, he promised to transform Benue State into a state that will put grin on the faces of all. But the opposite became the case and he deviated from Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of good governance.

Jefferson philosophy of good governance means that the welfare of the whole should be the proper purpose of the state, but Ortom didn't bother about the welfare of the good people of Benue State and subjected them to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains for over eight years of his abysmal and amorphous governance.

I was a member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before its merger to form All Progressives Congress (APC) on 6th February 2013.

APC was formed as a result of a merger of Nigeria's three largest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) along with a breakaway faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP – a faction of then ruling People's Democratic Party.

I became a member of APC after the merger and continued to support the party. All I wanted was for the party to produce leaders that will transform Nigeria into a country that will make significant impact on all.

Ortom joined APC on December 11, 2013 to achieve his governorship ambition after losing the ticket to a former speaker of the State Assembly Terhemen Tarzoor, alleging that the primary election was forcefully truncated by the powers that be in his former party.

I personally campaigned for Ortom with every fibre of my being hoping that he would use his business experience in Oracle Business Ltd and as a former substantive minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment and concurrently, former supervising minister for Aviation would reposition Benue State for the common good. Unfortunately, he turned Benue State into a deplorable state.

When Ortom was sworn-in on May 29, 2015, I wrote an open letter to him, appealing to him not to fail the good people of Benue State. When he set the machinery of his government in motion, I said I will analyze his government after one year to know if it will succeed or fail. It was on May 29, 2016 that I gave up on Ortom while he was still in APC.I started writing articles against him, calling him to order because his government was anti-people.

When Ortom knew that he wasn't going to be given the gubernatorial ticket again on the platform of APC, he quickly defected to PDP on July 18, 2018 and blamed Sen. Dr. George Akume for contributing to his bad governance while in APC and assured PDP stakeholders, members and the good people of Benue State that he will do better in PDP.

Unfortunately, Ortom ended up becoming the worse governor Benue State has ever produced since its creation on February 3,1976 by deliberately refusing to clear the backlogs of salaries, pensions and gratuities; by not promoting civil servants; by not creating employment opportunities; by not enhancing infrastructural development and above all, by subjecting civil servants and pensioners to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains.

Here are some pertinent questions that need pertinent answers from those who hirtheto furiously criticized Ortom and have suddenly embraced him:

(1) If you once criticized Ortom for being a failure by not clearing the backlogs of salaries, pensions and gratuities including others, what has he done differently now that made you to embrace him?

(2) Ortom after subjecting Benue people to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains has never made any effort to rewrite his wrongs, so what justification do you have for your support for him now?

(3) Forgiveness comes with restitution. For those who have forgiven Ortom for the pains he caused the good people of Benue State, has he returned part of the funds he embezzled or the property of the government and some people he illegally took to the government and them?

(4) Restitution is a sign of true repentance for forgiveness. Has Ortom done this? If not, why should he be forgiven without restitution?

(5) Forgiving Ortom without restitution will encourage bad governance by subsequent governors and leaders in other areas in Benue State because they may feel that no matter how abysmal and amorphous their government or leadership might be, once they seek forgiveness without restitution, they will surely be forgiven. Should this be encouraged?

Even if some people have forgiven Ortom, the good people of Benue State are yet to forgive him until they see his fervent push for restitution and repentance.

Restitution is one of the things that God, through His Word, requires us to do, so that we can have a justified relationship with Him. If someone has stolen or defrauded another or maybe did evil, there is need for restitution for him/her to have a clear conscience.

God tells us to be at peace with everyone to the extent that it depends on us (Romans 12:18). That's hard to do when sin is contaminating a relationship. Making restitution can go a long way toward restoring peace and unity.

For as long as Ortom has not committed himself to the path of restitution, I will never support him regardless of those who have embraced him now. Those supporting him now who hitherto criticized him would be sending a wrong message to their supporters or subordinates.
By Terfa Naswem

Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States said: "The fundamental purpose of the United States is laid down in the Preamble to the Constitution: ". . . to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

Jefferson would note that the purpose of government was to protect the “inalienable rights” that man received from “their Creator.” In his view, if government became “destructive,” it was the right of the citizens to “alter or abolish” that form of government and replace it with a better one.

When former governor Samuel Ortom was sworn-in on May 29, 2015 as the Executive Governor of Benue State, he promised to transform Benue State into a state that will put grin on the faces of all. But the opposite became the case and he deviated from Thomas Jefferson's philosophy of good governance.

Jefferson philosophy of good governance means that the welfare of the whole should be the proper purpose of the state, but Ortom didn't bother about the welfare of the good people of Benue State and subjected them to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains for over eight years of his abysmal and amorphous governance.

I was a member of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) before its merger to form All Progressives Congress (APC) on 6th February 2013.

APC was formed as a result of a merger of Nigeria's three largest opposition parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), and the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) along with a breakaway faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP – a faction of then ruling People's Democratic Party.

I became a member of APC after the merger and continued to support the party. All I wanted was for the party to produce leaders that will transform Nigeria into a country that will make significant impact on all.

Ortom joined APC on December 11, 2013 to achieve his governorship ambition after losing the ticket to a former speaker of the State Assembly Terhemen Tarzoor, alleging that the primary election was forcefully truncated by the powers that be in his former party.

I personally campaigned for Ortom with every fibre of my being hoping that he would use his business experience in Oracle Business Ltd and as a former substantive minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment and concurrently, former supervising minister for Aviation would reposition Benue State for the common good. Unfortunately, he turned Benue State into a deplorable state.

When Ortom was sworn-in on May 29, 2015, I wrote an open letter to him, appealing to him not to fail the good people of Benue State. When he set the machinery of his government in motion, I said I will analyze his government after one year to know if it will succeed or fail. It was on May 29, 2016 that I gave up on Ortom while he was still in APC.I started writing articles against him, calling him to order because his government was anti-people.

When Ortom knew that he wasn't going to be given the gubernatorial ticket again on the platform of APC, he quickly defected to PDP on July 18, 2018 and blamed Sen. Dr. George Akume for contributing to his bad governance while in APC and assured PDP stakeholders, members and the good people of Benue State that he will do better in PDP.

Unfortunately, Ortom ended up becoming the worse governor Benue State has ever produced since its creation on February 3,1976 by deliberately refusing to clear the backlogs of salaries, pensions and gratuities; by not promoting civil servants; by not creating employment opportunities; by not enhancing infrastructural development and above all, by subjecting civil servants and pensioners to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains.

Here are some pertinent questions that need pertinent answers from those who hirtheto furiously criticized Ortom and have suddenly embraced him:

(1) If you once criticized Ortom for being a failure by not clearing the backlogs of salaries, pensions and gratuities including others, what has he done differently now that made you to embrace him?

(2) Ortom after subjecting Benue people to perpetual sufferings and excruciating pains has never made any effort to rewrite his wrongs, so what justification do you have for your support for him now?

(3) Forgiveness comes with restitution. For those who have forgiven Ortom for the pains he caused the good people of Benue State, has he returned part of the funds he embezzled or the property of the government and some people he illegally took to the government and them?

(4) Restitution is a sign of true repentance for forgiveness. Has Ortom done this? If not, why should he be forgiven without restitution?

(5) Forgiving Ortom without restitution will encourage bad governance by subsequent governors and leaders in other areas in Benue State because they may feel that no matter how abysmal and amorphous their government or leadership might be, once they seek forgiveness without restitution, they will surely be forgiven. Should this be encouraged?

Even if some people have forgiven Ortom, the good people of Benue State are yet to forgive him until they see his fervent push for restitution and repentance.

Restitution is one of the things that God, through His Word, requires us to do, so that we can have a justified relationship with Him. If someone has stolen or defrauded another or maybe did evil, there is need for restitution for him/her to have a clear conscience.

God tells us to be at peace with everyone to the extent that it depends on us (Romans 12:18). That's hard to do when sin is contaminating a relationship. Making restitution can go a long way toward restoring peace and unity.

For as long as Ortom has not committed himself to the path of restitution, I will never support him regardless of those who have embraced him now. Those supporting him now who hitherto criticized him would be sending a wrong message to their supporters or subordinates.

Fidei Polytechnic Students' Union Council Honours Ejeh On His Birthday, Participates In Novelty Match

Fidei Polytechnic Students' Union Council Honours Ejeh On His Birthday, Participates In Novelty Match

By Terfa Naswem 

The Students' Union Council of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, Benue State on Saturday, August 19, 2023 honoured Chief Peter Sylvester Ejeh on his birthday as Social Ambassador of the Students. 

The award was presented by the Students' Union President of Fidei Polytechnic, Rt. Comr. Anom Suurshater Theophilus to the Head of Department of Accountancy of Fidei Polytechnic, Dr. Awuhe Orbanga who officially presented the award to Ejeh.

In his appreciation speech, Chief Ejeh expressed his profound gratitude to the President of Students' Union and his officials to honour him as the Social Ambassador of the Students. He said the award was a sign of appreciation for his significant contributions to the growth of the union and promised to do more for its fundamental progress.

He and his friends supported the union with tokens as appreciation for the recognition given to him and assured the union that he will always be there for them whenever they need him.

He commended the co-founder of the institution, Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorathy Mato for her memorable impact on his life and that of the students through various unmerited supports given to them.

The award was presented to him before the novelty match to celebrate his birthday took place. The match was between Friends of Ejeh and the Students' Union of Fidei Polytechnic.

The match at half time was 2-2. At fulltime, the Students' Union won the match by 3-2. It was an interesting match which ignited the flames of the birthday celebration.

The reception with friends and invited quests was held at Barnsteck Resort Ltd where the celebration continued.
By Terfa Naswem 

The Students' Union Council of Fidei Polytechnic, Gboko, Benue State on Saturday, August 19, 2023 honoured Chief Peter Sylvester Ejeh on his birthday as Social Ambassador of the Students. 

The award was presented by the Students' Union President of Fidei Polytechnic, Rt. Comr. Anom Suurshater Theophilus to the Head of Department of Accountancy of Fidei Polytechnic, Dr. Awuhe Orbanga who officially presented the award to Ejeh.

In his appreciation speech, Chief Ejeh expressed his profound gratitude to the President of Students' Union and his officials to honour him as the Social Ambassador of the Students. He said the award was a sign of appreciation for his significant contributions to the growth of the union and promised to do more for its fundamental progress.

He and his friends supported the union with tokens as appreciation for the recognition given to him and assured the union that he will always be there for them whenever they need him.

He commended the co-founder of the institution, Rt. Hon. Mrs. Dorathy Mato for her memorable impact on his life and that of the students through various unmerited supports given to them.

The award was presented to him before the novelty match to celebrate his birthday took place. The match was between Friends of Ejeh and the Students' Union of Fidei Polytechnic.

The match at half time was 2-2. At fulltime, the Students' Union won the match by 3-2. It was an interesting match which ignited the flames of the birthday celebration.

The reception with friends and invited quests was held at Barnsteck Resort Ltd where the celebration continued.

NASC And The Legacy Of Transparency And Development

NASC And The Legacy Of Transparency And Development

By Abubakar Yusuf

The National Assembly Service Commission NASC is the administrative arm of the National Assembly charged with appointments, promotions, rewards, and to discipline erring staffs of both at the commission and the Assembly in accordance with it's mandates.

Under the leadership of an astute technocrat, Ahmed Kadi Amshi FNSE along with his commissioners , the commission had instilled a lasting legacies geared towards carrying out it's statutory functions and the mandate in line with the provision of it's act.

Having passed the act through the last constitutional review in the 9th Senate after over two decades of it's existence, the desire to inculcate into the policy framework of the commission became needful, considering the position of the leadership to play the game according to the rules.

Matching words with action, Amshi and his commissioners from the six geopolitical zones built a new commission laced with transparency and accountability both in the procurement process and code of conduct, with a view to producing the expected results.

With the new dawn, he set the ball rolling by prioritizing leadership succession and appointments in line with the civil service rules, as the commission and National Assembly had witnessed smooth and successive transition in leadership against the previous order , which had led to the change of guard that witnessed two successive Clerk to the National Assembly CNA, which included Sani Omolori, Arc Amos Olatunde Ojo and now Sani Magaji Tambuwal trickled down to other categories of staffs along with promotions and retirements. 

The commission made a significant reforms in the area of capacity building of staffs, both locally and internationally, through the development of training manual for staffs, so as to contribute their quota to the advancement of the legislative arm of government at the federal level.

The decisions was also extended to the legislative aides to the federal lawmakers to acquaint them of the current trend in their operations.

The current management was alive to it's responsibility through given adequate attention to the welfare packages of the two arms, and by extension the legislative aides , a situation that led to the clearing of all allowances owed members of staff with legislative aides getting attention even after the expiration of their tenure.

The commission was able to resolve the impasse of employment lacuna that was made during the 8th Senate, deploying it's administrative wisdom to absorb all impending issues relating to engagements by the National Assembly.

Aside instilling transparency and accountability, as well as fiscal discipline, the ongoing harvest of projects/ development in the both arm, but all at the National Assembly had not been witnessed before now.

Simultaneously, the multi billion National Assembly Service Commission NASC complex, National Assembly Library and ongoing renovation of the National Assembly complex was a rare development, that had not coincided since the inception of the current democratic dispensation in 1999.

For almost two and half decades, the physical development of the National Assembly complex which had led to influx of different artisans, visitors among many others was evidenced in the quest of the current commission to create an enabling environment, both for the commission in the area of office accommodation, easy access to research and development, as well conducive environment for federal lawmakers in the area of carrying out their functions in all ramifications.

The three various and highly relevant projects embarked upon at this critical time, was in response to the demands to create a technological driven environment, in line with the current order after the global pandemic of COVID.

Providentially, the three significant and crucial projects ongoing at the National Assembly complex when completed and commissioned, will improve the dignity of the environment, and improved service delivery from the two angles of administration, and lawmaking by the federal lawmakers, of both the green and red chambers devoid of any hinderances.

With sustained efforts by the leadership, no doubt, the glory of the Commission and the Assembly will be rejigged with a view to performing it's statutory mandates.

The success story is already evidence on the promise by the contractors for a timely completion of the projects.

With all the needed equipment in place, the staffs will be better positioned to carry out their expected functions with modest improvement.

Yusuf , Is A Public Affairs Analyst, Writes from Abuja on email address [email protected].
By Abubakar Yusuf

The National Assembly Service Commission NASC is the administrative arm of the National Assembly charged with appointments, promotions, rewards, and to discipline erring staffs of both at the commission and the Assembly in accordance with it's mandates.

Under the leadership of an astute technocrat, Ahmed Kadi Amshi FNSE along with his commissioners , the commission had instilled a lasting legacies geared towards carrying out it's statutory functions and the mandate in line with the provision of it's act.

Having passed the act through the last constitutional review in the 9th Senate after over two decades of it's existence, the desire to inculcate into the policy framework of the commission became needful, considering the position of the leadership to play the game according to the rules.

Matching words with action, Amshi and his commissioners from the six geopolitical zones built a new commission laced with transparency and accountability both in the procurement process and code of conduct, with a view to producing the expected results.

With the new dawn, he set the ball rolling by prioritizing leadership succession and appointments in line with the civil service rules, as the commission and National Assembly had witnessed smooth and successive transition in leadership against the previous order , which had led to the change of guard that witnessed two successive Clerk to the National Assembly CNA, which included Sani Omolori, Arc Amos Olatunde Ojo and now Sani Magaji Tambuwal trickled down to other categories of staffs along with promotions and retirements. 

The commission made a significant reforms in the area of capacity building of staffs, both locally and internationally, through the development of training manual for staffs, so as to contribute their quota to the advancement of the legislative arm of government at the federal level.

The decisions was also extended to the legislative aides to the federal lawmakers to acquaint them of the current trend in their operations.

The current management was alive to it's responsibility through given adequate attention to the welfare packages of the two arms, and by extension the legislative aides , a situation that led to the clearing of all allowances owed members of staff with legislative aides getting attention even after the expiration of their tenure.

The commission was able to resolve the impasse of employment lacuna that was made during the 8th Senate, deploying it's administrative wisdom to absorb all impending issues relating to engagements by the National Assembly.

Aside instilling transparency and accountability, as well as fiscal discipline, the ongoing harvest of projects/ development in the both arm, but all at the National Assembly had not been witnessed before now.

Simultaneously, the multi billion National Assembly Service Commission NASC complex, National Assembly Library and ongoing renovation of the National Assembly complex was a rare development, that had not coincided since the inception of the current democratic dispensation in 1999.

For almost two and half decades, the physical development of the National Assembly complex which had led to influx of different artisans, visitors among many others was evidenced in the quest of the current commission to create an enabling environment, both for the commission in the area of office accommodation, easy access to research and development, as well conducive environment for federal lawmakers in the area of carrying out their functions in all ramifications.

The three various and highly relevant projects embarked upon at this critical time, was in response to the demands to create a technological driven environment, in line with the current order after the global pandemic of COVID.

Providentially, the three significant and crucial projects ongoing at the National Assembly complex when completed and commissioned, will improve the dignity of the environment, and improved service delivery from the two angles of administration, and lawmaking by the federal lawmakers, of both the green and red chambers devoid of any hinderances.

With sustained efforts by the leadership, no doubt, the glory of the Commission and the Assembly will be rejigged with a view to performing it's statutory mandates.

The success story is already evidence on the promise by the contractors for a timely completion of the projects.

With all the needed equipment in place, the staffs will be better positioned to carry out their expected functions with modest improvement.

Yusuf , Is A Public Affairs Analyst, Writes from Abuja on email address [email protected].

Natasha Akpoti: The Reno Omokri Nigerians Don't Know; His Genesis, Many Scandals and Secret Love, By Fejiro Oliver

Natasha Akpoti: The Reno Omokri Nigerians Don't Know; His Genesis, Many Scandals and Secret Love, By Fejiro Oliver


"He’s in love with the notion of shame and he traffics the shit like a school ground pusher, spreading it around but never personally using” Miriam Toews

Until President Muhammadu came onboard, the name Reno Omokri was unknown in both the social media and political scene. Only few digital savvy persons had an idea of who he was. He was not only politically unknown but also unknown in the social media space, despite being the new media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The only incidence those of us who have been active on social media for years remembered him for before Buhari’s coming onboard was his infamous using of a moniker called Wendell Smilin which he stole from his brother-in-law son, to send out a mail to journalists where he lied against the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of been a Boko Haram sponsor. This lie of his in 2014 was busted by digital social media activists and Wendell went silent.

As social media aide to Jonathan, he had all the opportunity in the world to market the former President agenda and achievements but he never did. Reno as one of the aides who worked under late Oronto Douglas office, I’m privy to the fact that all he did while in office was to eat, sleep and read bible in public, while dumping it as soon as he gets home, so as to paint the idea of himself being a ‘holy man’ in the public.

I remember vividly that when volunteer social media influencers working for Jonathan tag him on Facebook to even comment or give them factual information to work with, this same Reno who has turned to a social media bulldog today, will tell them that his social media handle is meant for propagating the gospel and not to preach politics. Today, the social media handle that was for Christ then is now dedicated only to attacking the women folk and Buhari’s misguided government.

During the 2015 election heat, this same Reno ran a popular poll on Twitter asking Nigerians who they will vote for. Before his very eyes, Buhari was winning the poll until some PDP social media strategists had to start sending out messages for Jonathan’s supporters to come out to vote for him in the online poll. When Jonathan began to win, May Ubeku, a famous social media user called on Reno to quickly end the poll and declare Goodluck the winner, to tilt the voting pattern on the main election day, but today’s barking Reno refused and before one could say Jack Robinson, the news was everywhere on how Goodluck Jonathan lost an online poll conducted by his own aide.

Perhaps, his conscience has been fighting with him for being one of those who caused the failure of Jonathan by not propagating his achievement well through the exalted office he held and has decided to make amend by naming his daughter ‘Ebele’ after him, in secret atonement for his failures.

Apart from posting against Buhari which many of us have done and still doing, what has been Reno’s contribution to nation building? What is his scorecard as an aide to Jonathan? Where is his impact in his Delta community where he comes from as a presidential aide, even though I agree that he was inconsequential in the government?

With a nation of mostly social media illiterates who believes anything from people like Reno, caused by our general hatred for Buhari, it is easy to see Reno as a hero for ‘fighting’ from United Kingdom not the USA like he mostly claims. His righteousness in being with only one wife is known all over the social media but this will be busted soon. 

Unlike Reno Bemigho Omokri, who became known after Buhari won election, Natasha Akpoti came into national consciousness when she began to campaign against the privatization of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, calling for its revival by the Federal Government. On many occasion, she has called out the Indians for killing the steel company and insisted that the Federal Government should run it in partnership with the Russian company, a campaign which was agreed to by the Federal Government and yielding fruit today.

Is it the same Natasha Akpoti who appeared before the House of Reps on 9th March 2018 to address the nation on the true state of the Ajaokuta Steel that Reno claims he has never heard of? Is it the same Natasha who ran for Kogi governorship election and when she was denied ticket in the primary decided to run for senate which held Kogi spellbound that an unknown Reno claimed he has never heard of? Natasha is to Kogi politics what late Mama Taraba is to Taraba politics. We may not like Natasha as common with human nature to dislike what we mostly cannot be, but her honor due to her should be freely given to her.

Those who know Reno can attest that he likes to be involved in the scheme of thing if he is allowed. The Reno we know will not miss any important event like the banquet honor of the former Kenya President, Jomo Kenyatta when Jonathan was President, not with his position as the social media aide.

When Natasha accused him of casually making passes at her during the banquet after Reno called out one of her mentees, who commented jokingly on his post, I believed her. How many men will see Natasha and not flirt harmlessly with her? What is so special about Reno and his supposed flirting with Natasha that he had to his innocent ‘wife’ into social media jokes and comments? Like Reno, Natasha is a lawyer who will not make such allegations if it never happened.

Reno claimed to have left Nigeria 28th April 2014 and returned on 23rd June 2014. For frequent travelers or even a first time traveler, the immigration stamp shown on passport as you leave bears the abbreviation of SOD meaning ‘seen on departure’, while the abbreviation of SOA meaning ‘seen on arrival’ is stamped on the passport on one’s return back to the country.

In the course of scrutinizing Reno’s stamped passport, I realized that his old Wendell Smilin ways was back as he apparently doctored the passport. In Reno’s stamp of 23rd June which he claimed to be his date of arrival, the stamp seen on it is SOD, meaning he departed Nigeria on that date. On the upper stamp of his passport was boldly written 23rd July 2014 with the SOA imprinted, meaning Omokri arrived Nigeria on July and not June like he deceived the public.
What this simply means is that Reno was at the Villa for the reception held for the former Kenya President.

Shall we dig further?

A close look at the stamp shown on Reno’s passport by the USA to prove his acclaimed entry showed that what he had was a parole stamp or a parole visa that’s meant for those on watch list, those not free to stay in the US without being watched closely by the US. What crime could Reno have committed to be monitored by the US? The NIS stamp is the only seal that proves and disproves any claim by Reno and they will not make the silly mistake.

His claim that his lawyers advise him not to post the stamp pages are after thoughts. Reno is a lawyer himself and needs no legal advice to withhold such. Just like he had no aide who googled Natasha to him, so also he has no lawyer who advised him. How a man who is always with his phone will need an aide to google a popular name in the Nigeria political sector tells us the manner of man Reno is, a man who plays mind games with gullible internet users.

He has made an offer of $50,000 to anyone who can get a picture of him during the banquet. Two things the offer is meant to achieve are: people will believe that Reno Omokri is rich and secondly send people on a wild goose chase, a chase which only he can achieve. $50,000 is equivalent of N29.5 million, no thanks to President Buhari clueless policy that has made our Naira useless. 

With the many political figures he has duped while claiming to be fighting Buhari’s government, he can conveniently but painfully pay such if any Nigerian is able to get such pictures but he knows it’s not possible. Firstly, the social media in Nigeria wasn’t this strong with enough user presence like we have now, where everyone is now a blogger on the go. Secondly, social media aides are not recognized in the scheme of things during political and diplomatic events for anyone to take pictures of them. It’s like Tolu Ogunlesi who is Buhari’s new media aide telling Nigerians to look for a picture of him during an event in the villa. Of course, Tolu will be there but played no role that will warrant anyone giving him attention. Nobody will go on a Gulder ultimate search for Reno’s picture!

Reno owes Nigeria these two demands: Who owns Dayspring Christian Academy that is constantly paying him money into his GTB account number 52621339**? He should come live on Facebook and Instagram with the same passport showing those stamps and display the entire pages. This is not too much to ask, that we may truly know that Natasha indeed lied against him and his saintly robe remains unstained. Until this is done, Reno Omokri should not make mockery of Christ who said “thou shall not lie”.

As usual, he will throw the political language of being sponsored by the APC and northern Nigerian politicians for his online criticism of Buhari’s government as if he has called out the government than most of us living in Nigeria, facing the hardship, yet not afraid of the security agencies when we call out the government for its ineptitude; while he hides away in Europe behind the keypad, knowing that those are the emotional tools to blackmail Nigerians with.

When men and women of honor talk, Reno Bemigho Omokri aka Wendell Smilin should take his pen and paper to learn from them and not propagate the ‘author of best-selling book’, that is not seen in any library across the world but in his bedroom. I come in peace.
These little things matter.

Permitted to Publish By Fejiro Oliver 

"He’s in love with the notion of shame and he traffics the shit like a school ground pusher, spreading it around but never personally using” Miriam Toews

Until President Muhammadu came onboard, the name Reno Omokri was unknown in both the social media and political scene. Only few digital savvy persons had an idea of who he was. He was not only politically unknown but also unknown in the social media space, despite being the new media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The only incidence those of us who have been active on social media for years remembered him for before Buhari’s coming onboard was his infamous using of a moniker called Wendell Smilin which he stole from his brother-in-law son, to send out a mail to journalists where he lied against the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi of been a Boko Haram sponsor. This lie of his in 2014 was busted by digital social media activists and Wendell went silent.

As social media aide to Jonathan, he had all the opportunity in the world to market the former President agenda and achievements but he never did. Reno as one of the aides who worked under late Oronto Douglas office, I’m privy to the fact that all he did while in office was to eat, sleep and read bible in public, while dumping it as soon as he gets home, so as to paint the idea of himself being a ‘holy man’ in the public.

I remember vividly that when volunteer social media influencers working for Jonathan tag him on Facebook to even comment or give them factual information to work with, this same Reno who has turned to a social media bulldog today, will tell them that his social media handle is meant for propagating the gospel and not to preach politics. Today, the social media handle that was for Christ then is now dedicated only to attacking the women folk and Buhari’s misguided government.

During the 2015 election heat, this same Reno ran a popular poll on Twitter asking Nigerians who they will vote for. Before his very eyes, Buhari was winning the poll until some PDP social media strategists had to start sending out messages for Jonathan’s supporters to come out to vote for him in the online poll. When Jonathan began to win, May Ubeku, a famous social media user called on Reno to quickly end the poll and declare Goodluck the winner, to tilt the voting pattern on the main election day, but today’s barking Reno refused and before one could say Jack Robinson, the news was everywhere on how Goodluck Jonathan lost an online poll conducted by his own aide.

Perhaps, his conscience has been fighting with him for being one of those who caused the failure of Jonathan by not propagating his achievement well through the exalted office he held and has decided to make amend by naming his daughter ‘Ebele’ after him, in secret atonement for his failures.

Apart from posting against Buhari which many of us have done and still doing, what has been Reno’s contribution to nation building? What is his scorecard as an aide to Jonathan? Where is his impact in his Delta community where he comes from as a presidential aide, even though I agree that he was inconsequential in the government?

With a nation of mostly social media illiterates who believes anything from people like Reno, caused by our general hatred for Buhari, it is easy to see Reno as a hero for ‘fighting’ from United Kingdom not the USA like he mostly claims. His righteousness in being with only one wife is known all over the social media but this will be busted soon. 

Unlike Reno Bemigho Omokri, who became known after Buhari won election, Natasha Akpoti came into national consciousness when she began to campaign against the privatization of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited, calling for its revival by the Federal Government. On many occasion, she has called out the Indians for killing the steel company and insisted that the Federal Government should run it in partnership with the Russian company, a campaign which was agreed to by the Federal Government and yielding fruit today.

Is it the same Natasha Akpoti who appeared before the House of Reps on 9th March 2018 to address the nation on the true state of the Ajaokuta Steel that Reno claims he has never heard of? Is it the same Natasha who ran for Kogi governorship election and when she was denied ticket in the primary decided to run for senate which held Kogi spellbound that an unknown Reno claimed he has never heard of? Natasha is to Kogi politics what late Mama Taraba is to Taraba politics. We may not like Natasha as common with human nature to dislike what we mostly cannot be, but her honor due to her should be freely given to her.

Those who know Reno can attest that he likes to be involved in the scheme of thing if he is allowed. The Reno we know will not miss any important event like the banquet honor of the former Kenya President, Jomo Kenyatta when Jonathan was President, not with his position as the social media aide.

When Natasha accused him of casually making passes at her during the banquet after Reno called out one of her mentees, who commented jokingly on his post, I believed her. How many men will see Natasha and not flirt harmlessly with her? What is so special about Reno and his supposed flirting with Natasha that he had to his innocent ‘wife’ into social media jokes and comments? Like Reno, Natasha is a lawyer who will not make such allegations if it never happened.

Reno claimed to have left Nigeria 28th April 2014 and returned on 23rd June 2014. For frequent travelers or even a first time traveler, the immigration stamp shown on passport as you leave bears the abbreviation of SOD meaning ‘seen on departure’, while the abbreviation of SOA meaning ‘seen on arrival’ is stamped on the passport on one’s return back to the country.

In the course of scrutinizing Reno’s stamped passport, I realized that his old Wendell Smilin ways was back as he apparently doctored the passport. In Reno’s stamp of 23rd June which he claimed to be his date of arrival, the stamp seen on it is SOD, meaning he departed Nigeria on that date. On the upper stamp of his passport was boldly written 23rd July 2014 with the SOA imprinted, meaning Omokri arrived Nigeria on July and not June like he deceived the public.
What this simply means is that Reno was at the Villa for the reception held for the former Kenya President.

Shall we dig further?

A close look at the stamp shown on Reno’s passport by the USA to prove his acclaimed entry showed that what he had was a parole stamp or a parole visa that’s meant for those on watch list, those not free to stay in the US without being watched closely by the US. What crime could Reno have committed to be monitored by the US? The NIS stamp is the only seal that proves and disproves any claim by Reno and they will not make the silly mistake.

His claim that his lawyers advise him not to post the stamp pages are after thoughts. Reno is a lawyer himself and needs no legal advice to withhold such. Just like he had no aide who googled Natasha to him, so also he has no lawyer who advised him. How a man who is always with his phone will need an aide to google a popular name in the Nigeria political sector tells us the manner of man Reno is, a man who plays mind games with gullible internet users.

He has made an offer of $50,000 to anyone who can get a picture of him during the banquet. Two things the offer is meant to achieve are: people will believe that Reno Omokri is rich and secondly send people on a wild goose chase, a chase which only he can achieve. $50,000 is equivalent of N29.5 million, no thanks to President Buhari clueless policy that has made our Naira useless. 

With the many political figures he has duped while claiming to be fighting Buhari’s government, he can conveniently but painfully pay such if any Nigerian is able to get such pictures but he knows it’s not possible. Firstly, the social media in Nigeria wasn’t this strong with enough user presence like we have now, where everyone is now a blogger on the go. Secondly, social media aides are not recognized in the scheme of things during political and diplomatic events for anyone to take pictures of them. It’s like Tolu Ogunlesi who is Buhari’s new media aide telling Nigerians to look for a picture of him during an event in the villa. Of course, Tolu will be there but played no role that will warrant anyone giving him attention. Nobody will go on a Gulder ultimate search for Reno’s picture!

Reno owes Nigeria these two demands: Who owns Dayspring Christian Academy that is constantly paying him money into his GTB account number 52621339**? He should come live on Facebook and Instagram with the same passport showing those stamps and display the entire pages. This is not too much to ask, that we may truly know that Natasha indeed lied against him and his saintly robe remains unstained. Until this is done, Reno Omokri should not make mockery of Christ who said “thou shall not lie”.

As usual, he will throw the political language of being sponsored by the APC and northern Nigerian politicians for his online criticism of Buhari’s government as if he has called out the government than most of us living in Nigeria, facing the hardship, yet not afraid of the security agencies when we call out the government for its ineptitude; while he hides away in Europe behind the keypad, knowing that those are the emotional tools to blackmail Nigerians with.

When men and women of honor talk, Reno Bemigho Omokri aka Wendell Smilin should take his pen and paper to learn from them and not propagate the ‘author of best-selling book’, that is not seen in any library across the world but in his bedroom. I come in peace.
These little things matter.

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Breaking: Fani-kayode confirms separation from his wife, slams N2b suit against blogger

Breaking: Fani-kayode confirms separation from his wife, slams N2b suit against blogger

By News Proof 

Chief Femi Fani-kayode has confirmed the viral report of separation with his wife Precious Chikwendu, fresh report according to Punch Newspaper said.

According to Punch, the former Aviation Minister has, however, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.

The blogger had in a report attributed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.

In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.

The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.

The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.

He denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.

Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.

The letter further read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now sufferers immeasurable loss of goodwill.

“However, he is inclined to draw a curtain over the wild and spurious claims if you retract the allegations on the same platform they were published and consequently apologise to him in two other national dailies.

Source: Punch 
By News Proof 

Chief Femi Fani-kayode has confirmed the viral report of separation with his wife Precious Chikwendu, fresh report according to Punch Newspaper said.

According to Punch, the former Aviation Minister has, however, written a pre-litigation letter to popular blogger, Stella Dimokorkus, demanding N2bn from her for a report he termed libelous.

The blogger had in a report attributed the separation to domestic violence and alleged that the triplet sons may not have been fathered by Fani-Kayode as they were conceived through IVF and Chikwendu had demanded a DNA test.

In a letter signed by his lawyer, Mr. Adeola Adedipe, dated September 16, 2020, the former minister described the report as preposterous.

The letter titled, ‘Defamation of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode- Re: Femi Fani-Kayode and Precious Chikwendu Part Ways Over Alleged Domestic Violence’, stated that the allegations were spurious and maliciously engineered.

The former minister said he was disturbed about the manner in which the report was written which insults the sensibilities of unsuspecting readers.

He denied allegations that he retrieved the car he bought for his estranged wife and had left her broke.

Fani-Kayode said it was saddening that his innocent little children could be dragged into such a report, subjecting them to ridicule.

The letter further read, “Our client is aggrieved and has instructed us to draw your attention to these libelous breaches of his person and family. By this publication, our client has received denigrating phone calls and messages across the globe by virtue of which he now sufferers immeasurable loss of goodwill.

“However, he is inclined to draw a curtain over the wild and spurious claims if you retract the allegations on the same platform they were published and consequently apologise to him in two other national dailies.

Source: Punch 

Am not sure Fani-kayode is the father of my Children - wife allegedly opens up

Am not sure Fani-kayode is the father of my Children - wife allegedly opens up

By Dansu Peter 

Precious Chikwendu, the wife of Chief Femi Fani-kayode has allegedly claimed she doubts the paternity of the four children bore for the former Aviation Minister, her husband. 

Several online reports suggest that the former minister's marriage to his beautiful wife, Chikwendu has crashed. 

According to SDK, among other reports, the couple parted ways and bid bye to their matrimonial relationship due to unbearable domestic violence. 

The Report says Precious has moved out of his husband's house over amonths ago without her four sons as the minister had taken over the kids and put them under the care of a Nanny with strict instructions. 

It is said that the former minister retrieved all the gifts he bought for her whilst they were married leaving her broke as her accounts were also seized. 

Furthermore,  the report disclosed that Precious had allegedly been beaten up many times and lived like a prisoner in her matrimonial home. 

It was learned that Precious, who walked away from the matrimony because she could not endure further batching is now demanding for a DNA test of her four kids. 

Reports claimed she is said not be sure of the children are actually Fani-kayode's, as the kids were allegedly conceived via IVF. She is said not to be sure where the former minister brought the sperm he dropped for the hospital to use on her to conceive the triplets. 

But latest report according to Premium Times says, the paternity doubt and demostic violence about the crashed marriage are not true. The online paper said, an uncle to the estranged wife of the former minister actually confirmed their separation, but debunked domestic violence and doubtful paternity report. 

The couple who have now unfollowed each other and pictures of both deleted off their social media accounts, further fuel this speculation. 

Fani-Kayode has been married three times. 
By Dansu Peter 

Precious Chikwendu, the wife of Chief Femi Fani-kayode has allegedly claimed she doubts the paternity of the four children bore for the former Aviation Minister, her husband. 

Several online reports suggest that the former minister's marriage to his beautiful wife, Chikwendu has crashed. 

According to SDK, among other reports, the couple parted ways and bid bye to their matrimonial relationship due to unbearable domestic violence. 

The Report says Precious has moved out of his husband's house over amonths ago without her four sons as the minister had taken over the kids and put them under the care of a Nanny with strict instructions. 

It is said that the former minister retrieved all the gifts he bought for her whilst they were married leaving her broke as her accounts were also seized. 

Furthermore,  the report disclosed that Precious had allegedly been beaten up many times and lived like a prisoner in her matrimonial home. 

It was learned that Precious, who walked away from the matrimony because she could not endure further batching is now demanding for a DNA test of her four kids. 

Reports claimed she is said not be sure of the children are actually Fani-kayode's, as the kids were allegedly conceived via IVF. She is said not to be sure where the former minister brought the sperm he dropped for the hospital to use on her to conceive the triplets. 

But latest report according to Premium Times says, the paternity doubt and demostic violence about the crashed marriage are not true. The online paper said, an uncle to the estranged wife of the former minister actually confirmed their separation, but debunked domestic violence and doubtful paternity report. 

The couple who have now unfollowed each other and pictures of both deleted off their social media accounts, further fuel this speculation. 

Fani-Kayode has been married three times. 

Watch video of 2 men fighting dirty over a woman in public

Watch video of 2 men fighting dirty over a woman in public

Two grown men took to the streets to fight each other over a woman.

In a video shared online, both men are seen throwing punches at each other in public. A crowd gathered to watch the fight but the men made no move to stop, not even after they were threatened that their video will be shared on Facebook.

Voices in the background are heard speaking in Yoruba, taunting the men for fighting over a woman.
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Two grown men took to the streets to fight each other over a woman.

In a video shared online, both men are seen throwing punches at each other in public. A crowd gathered to watch the fight but the men made no move to stop, not even after they were threatened that their video will be shared on Facebook.

Voices in the background are heard speaking in Yoruba, taunting the men for fighting over a woman.
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Two men filmed fighting over a woman.

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Covid-19: Popular Nigerian Pastor sells coronavirus prevention oil at $100

Covid-19: Popular Nigerian Pastor sells coronavirus prevention oil at $100

By Dansu Peter 

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Godheart Val Aloysius has claimed he has made anointing oil that  immunize against ravaging pandemic of Covid-19. 

He made the claim on a Facebook post yesterday.

Below is his post:

"THE SOLUTION IS HERE!!!

Get This COVID-19 PREVENTION OIL and gain spiritual immunity to the deadly Pandemic 
with a seed of faith of 100 USD (100$)"


By Dansu Peter 

Popular Nigerian Pastor, Godheart Val Aloysius has claimed he has made anointing oil that  immunize against ravaging pandemic of Covid-19. 

He made the claim on a Facebook post yesterday.

Below is his post:

"THE SOLUTION IS HERE!!!

Get This COVID-19 PREVENTION OIL and gain spiritual immunity to the deadly Pandemic 
with a seed of faith of 100 USD (100$)"


Dethroned Emir Sanusi's 4th wife births new baby

Dethroned Emir Sanusi's 4th wife births new baby

By News Proof 

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's fourth wife, identified as Saadatu has has reportedly born a new baby girl 

Sanusi's son, Ashraf who confirmed the birth of his step-sister on Instagram said the deposed Emir's second wife's plea made Sanusi name the baby girl after his first wife, who took care of Saadatu while she was pregnant.

Ashraf gave off the name of the baby girl as Halimatu Saadiyya, and further stated that the spirit of family and peace in their household makes him happy.

He wrote;

"Whenever people asked me about my mothers, I’d say I have 3 (now 4) because all of my father’s wives are my mothers. In that spirit I want to share something that warmed my heart with you. My first mum, Yaya (Giwa) has basically taken care of the 4th especially through this trying period.

My second mum, (Goggo) Mamie, seeing this pleaded with my father to name the new baby after her (Yaya). And masha Allah the new baby is named Halimatu Saadiyya (Rafeeqah). This is the spirit of family and peace that makes me happy.

May that peace continue to reign. Here she is with her elder siblings that In Shaa Allah won’t bully her , MashaAllah. Please say allahumma barik, or MashaAllah Tabarakallah for my little sister"
By News Proof 

The dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's fourth wife, identified as Saadatu has has reportedly born a new baby girl 

Sanusi's son, Ashraf who confirmed the birth of his step-sister on Instagram said the deposed Emir's second wife's plea made Sanusi name the baby girl after his first wife, who took care of Saadatu while she was pregnant.

Ashraf gave off the name of the baby girl as Halimatu Saadiyya, and further stated that the spirit of family and peace in their household makes him happy.

He wrote;

"Whenever people asked me about my mothers, I’d say I have 3 (now 4) because all of my father’s wives are my mothers. In that spirit I want to share something that warmed my heart with you. My first mum, Yaya (Giwa) has basically taken care of the 4th especially through this trying period.

My second mum, (Goggo) Mamie, seeing this pleaded with my father to name the new baby after her (Yaya). And masha Allah the new baby is named Halimatu Saadiyya (Rafeeqah). This is the spirit of family and peace that makes me happy.

May that peace continue to reign. Here she is with her elder siblings that In Shaa Allah won’t bully her , MashaAllah. Please say allahumma barik, or MashaAllah Tabarakallah for my little sister"

JUST IN: Offa Bank Robbery Gang Leader, Adikwu Dies In Police Custody

JUST IN: Offa Bank Robbery Gang Leader, Adikwu Dies In Police Custody

Micheal Adikwu

Micheal Adikwu, the prime suspect and gang leader in the Offa bank robbery where at least 32 people were killed on April 5, 2018 is dead.  

Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN disclosed this at a Kwara State High Court today, when five of the six principal suspects were brought to court.  The five suspects arraigned were Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.  

However, Michael Adikwu, a dismissed police constable who was said to have confessed to being the mastermind of the bloody operation was not in court during the arraignment. When the case came up, Ajibade, who said that his office received the case file of the robbery operation on Monday evening explained that the head of Police investigation team, Abba Kyari informed him that one of the suspects, Michael Adikwu was dead.

Ajibade said the police was yet to give details of Adikwu’s death and that the five suspects brought to court could not be charged until an amendment was made on the charge sheet.  

According to him, we have the names of six suspects on our charge sheet, but they brought five suspects, we cannot go on with the case until we amend the charges because we can not prosecute a dead person. The Attorney General also said that the case could not go on because the suspects had no legal representation.  He, however, urged the court to adjourn the case so that the charges could be amended and the suspects could get legal team to represent them.  It would be recalled that two lawyers who were representing the suspects announced their withdrawal from the case last week.  

Justice Halima Salman adjourned the matter till November 30, 2018 and ordered that the suspects get a legal team.
Micheal Adikwu

Micheal Adikwu, the prime suspect and gang leader in the Offa bank robbery where at least 32 people were killed on April 5, 2018 is dead.  

Kwara State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kamaldeen Ajibade, SAN disclosed this at a Kwara State High Court today, when five of the six principal suspects were brought to court.  The five suspects arraigned were Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran.  

However, Michael Adikwu, a dismissed police constable who was said to have confessed to being the mastermind of the bloody operation was not in court during the arraignment. When the case came up, Ajibade, who said that his office received the case file of the robbery operation on Monday evening explained that the head of Police investigation team, Abba Kyari informed him that one of the suspects, Michael Adikwu was dead.

Ajibade said the police was yet to give details of Adikwu’s death and that the five suspects brought to court could not be charged until an amendment was made on the charge sheet.  

According to him, we have the names of six suspects on our charge sheet, but they brought five suspects, we cannot go on with the case until we amend the charges because we can not prosecute a dead person. The Attorney General also said that the case could not go on because the suspects had no legal representation.  He, however, urged the court to adjourn the case so that the charges could be amended and the suspects could get legal team to represent them.  It would be recalled that two lawyers who were representing the suspects announced their withdrawal from the case last week.  

Justice Halima Salman adjourned the matter till November 30, 2018 and ordered that the suspects get a legal team.

How I Married 18 Husbands In 6yrs - Woman Makes Shocking Revelation

How I Married 18 Husbands In 6yrs - Woman Makes Shocking Revelation

Woman marries 18 Husbands in 6 Years
A 25-year-old woman, Mrs. Martha Korchioga of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State has confessed that she has married 18 husbands within the last six years.

Mrs. Korchioga who made the confession during a healing mass and monthly prayer at the Solution Center, St. Luke’s African Church at Gyenwase in Ukum Local Government area told the congregation that each man that sees her would request for her hand in marriage but the marriage would not last long.

“Once a man sees me, he will ask for my hand in marriage and sometimes two or three months into the marriage the love will vanish and the husband will send me packing”


“Within six years, I got married to 18 husbands and none was able to accommodate me up to four months. In fact, some of them hated me to the level of beating me to comma and some attempted to kill me,” Martha revealed in tears.

The pastor in charge of the church, Prophet Memnen Ukum, before delivering the woman, revealed to her that the red powder she stole from her aunt in Lagos was responsible for the problem.

Prophet Memnen told her that for her problem to be solved, she must return it to the owner or to him (prophet) for destruction. The prophet’s revelation astonished the entire congregation, as the woman, who wanted to deny later confessed to stealing a powder from the said aunt of hers albeit ignorantly.

“When I returned home with the powder, my aunt followed me to my village to collect it but I denied and she had to go back, but unfortunately, she had an accident on her way and died, “she said.

It was observed that during the testimony, many worshipers also testified to the heeling and solutions they got from the man of God after visiting the Solution Center.
Woman marries 18 Husbands in 6 Years
A 25-year-old woman, Mrs. Martha Korchioga of Ukum Local Government Area of Benue State has confessed that she has married 18 husbands within the last six years.

Mrs. Korchioga who made the confession during a healing mass and monthly prayer at the Solution Center, St. Luke’s African Church at Gyenwase in Ukum Local Government area told the congregation that each man that sees her would request for her hand in marriage but the marriage would not last long.

“Once a man sees me, he will ask for my hand in marriage and sometimes two or three months into the marriage the love will vanish and the husband will send me packing”


“Within six years, I got married to 18 husbands and none was able to accommodate me up to four months. In fact, some of them hated me to the level of beating me to comma and some attempted to kill me,” Martha revealed in tears.

The pastor in charge of the church, Prophet Memnen Ukum, before delivering the woman, revealed to her that the red powder she stole from her aunt in Lagos was responsible for the problem.

Prophet Memnen told her that for her problem to be solved, she must return it to the owner or to him (prophet) for destruction. The prophet’s revelation astonished the entire congregation, as the woman, who wanted to deny later confessed to stealing a powder from the said aunt of hers albeit ignorantly.

“When I returned home with the powder, my aunt followed me to my village to collect it but I denied and she had to go back, but unfortunately, she had an accident on her way and died, “she said.

It was observed that during the testimony, many worshipers also testified to the heeling and solutions they got from the man of God after visiting the Solution Center.

SHOCKING: Alleged Raped Sheep Give Birth To Human ... See Photos

SHOCKING: Alleged Raped Sheep Give Birth To Human ... See Photos

A certain sheep has reportedly given birth to a human lamb on Thursday, social media posts and reports from South Africa suggest. The reports which have stirred lots of arguments and environmental concern.

A social media user stirred a confusion as he suggested that deformity might be as a result of rape. He asked, "Is this not a consistent rape by a man that caused this"?

He continued; "The rate at which human beings have sexual intercourse with different animals troubles me"

In a related development, the viral social media (Facebook) photos have been confirmed to be real by the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform,(ECDRDAR), in South Africa.

According to the department’s Chief Director of Veterinary Services, Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi, “We call on the local community not to panic over this deformed lamb.

We can confirm that this deformed lamb is not a progeny of sheep ovum and a human sperm. “Virus infections in early stages of pregnancy may infect the foetus and lead to the development of malformations in the growing foetus. It is likely that this is what happened to the Lady Frere sheep‚” “The gestation period for a sheep is five months.



This means that this particular sheep conceived in late December 2016 or early January 2017‚ which was warm with plentiful rainfall in the Chris Hani district‚ conditions which are favourable to the proliferation of mosquitoes and midges known to be the vectors of viruses that cause such diseases such as the Rift Valley Fever (RVF).” 

“The resultant circulation of the virus in the blood found its way through the maternal blood into the uterus and the foetus‚ which was at a very critical stage of development‚” “The infected foetus then‚ as a result‚ failed to form properly‚ leading to the deformity that it became.” 

The deformities include: – a deformed head due to abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain cavity; – a smaller brain than normal; and – an underdeveloped lower jaw. “The department’s veterinary officials will conduct a postmortem on this deformed lamb and its results will be communicated to the public by the department once complete‚” 

“The lesson we are learning from this experience is that small stock farmers must keep their animals protected against diseases like the Rift Valley Fever with a correct vaccine‚ which is best given long before the mating season so that by the time the females get pregnant they are already protected against this disease.”
A certain sheep has reportedly given birth to a human lamb on Thursday, social media posts and reports from South Africa suggest. The reports which have stirred lots of arguments and environmental concern.

A social media user stirred a confusion as he suggested that deformity might be as a result of rape. He asked, "Is this not a consistent rape by a man that caused this"?

He continued; "The rate at which human beings have sexual intercourse with different animals troubles me"

In a related development, the viral social media (Facebook) photos have been confirmed to be real by the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform,(ECDRDAR), in South Africa.

According to the department’s Chief Director of Veterinary Services, Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi, “We call on the local community not to panic over this deformed lamb.

We can confirm that this deformed lamb is not a progeny of sheep ovum and a human sperm. “Virus infections in early stages of pregnancy may infect the foetus and lead to the development of malformations in the growing foetus. It is likely that this is what happened to the Lady Frere sheep‚” “The gestation period for a sheep is five months.



This means that this particular sheep conceived in late December 2016 or early January 2017‚ which was warm with plentiful rainfall in the Chris Hani district‚ conditions which are favourable to the proliferation of mosquitoes and midges known to be the vectors of viruses that cause such diseases such as the Rift Valley Fever (RVF).” 

“The resultant circulation of the virus in the blood found its way through the maternal blood into the uterus and the foetus‚ which was at a very critical stage of development‚” “The infected foetus then‚ as a result‚ failed to form properly‚ leading to the deformity that it became.” 

The deformities include: – a deformed head due to abnormal accumulation of fluid in the brain cavity; – a smaller brain than normal; and – an underdeveloped lower jaw. “The department’s veterinary officials will conduct a postmortem on this deformed lamb and its results will be communicated to the public by the department once complete‚” 

“The lesson we are learning from this experience is that small stock farmers must keep their animals protected against diseases like the Rift Valley Fever with a correct vaccine‚ which is best given long before the mating season so that by the time the females get pregnant they are already protected against this disease.”

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