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Group Angry With Speaker For Cover Up On NDDC, After Minister Sends Lists of Hon. Contractors

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has sends names of members of the National Assembly who al­legedly got over-bloated and unexe­cuted contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

This was contained in the letter by the minister sent to the National Assembly and released to the public.

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), which presented the docu­ment to the media in Abuja on Sun­day, expressed disappointment that the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, refused to dis­close the list of the federal lawmakers who benefitted from the contracts awarded by the NDDC.

According to the document, Senator Godswill Ak­pabio listed, Senator Peter Nwao­boshi’s name against 53 projects which included emergency repairs of Asue Street, Owa Phase 2, emer­ Road via Ojemaye, emergency repairs of Otolokpo College Road, Otolokpo, and emergency repairs of Idumuogbe gency repairs of Police Ishu Ani Ukwu Road, Issele-Uku. ­

“They also included emer­gency repairs of old Sapele Agbor Road, Obiaruku; emer­gency repairs of Ehwerhe Obada Road, Agbarho Road; emergency repairs of Hon. If­eanyi Eboigbe Street, Boji Boji Owa/Goodwill Street, Owa Alero, and emergency repairs of Ahiama Okwu to Obuocha Okwu, among others.

“Also the minister listed (Hon. Nicholas) Mutu’s name against 74 projects which in­cluded various emergency road projects in Delta, Akwa Ibom, Bayela, and Rivers states.

“Other lawmakers that Akpabio listed projects against are Senator Matthew Urhoghide (6), James Man­ager (6), Sam Anyanwu (19), and others simply identified as Ondo and Edo reps.”

While addressing newsmen in Abuja, the President of the Youth Council, Mr Solomon Adodo, said:

“Mr. Speaker did not do us justice when he did not dis­close to the National Assem­bly that the list of the benefi­ciaries he demanded had been disclosed and attached to the letter sent to him.

“Gbajabiamila’s decision to cover up his colleagues is unfair to the fight against cor­ruption, quest for transparen­cy, and to the commonwealth of our nation.

“We, therefore, urge Mr. Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to resign for covering up for a set of people who had erred and breached the rules of contract.

“All the National Assem­bly members who benefitted from the contracts without executing them should be prosecuted to serve as deter­rent to those who may want to follow a similar path.

“It is a clear case of organ­ised crime to have individuals who benefitted from illegality now rising to probe the fact that their illegality is being exposed.”

He added: “We call on all the anti-graft agencies and security agencies to, in line with the directive of Presi­dent Muhammadu Buhari, immediately proceed and go ahead with their investigation of the matter.”

The youths said they were firmly in support of the fo­rensic audit instituted by the Ministry of Niger Delta Af­fairs because it had exposed those who had benefitted in the corruption that had fes­tered in the NDDC.

In the document displayed by the youths council, Akpa­bio was quoted as having said that his letter became neces­sary because “the investigat­ing committee on NDDC re­fused and/or neglected to give me the opportunity to explain that reference to most NDDC contracts yearly being award­ed since 2001 from the records allegedly to members of the National Assembly in both chambers were done without the knowledge of the alleged beneficiaries”.

Akpabio added: “However, the two chairmen of the com­mittees in both chambers had adequate knowledge.”

Reacting, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi challenged Ak­pabio to publish the names of directors of the companies that got the contracts.

“Akpabio is a confused man. NDDC used N39 mil­lion to launder his image. Let him not divert attention from the N81 billion they shared in NDDC”, he said.

Watchers of event are however saying they cannot take Nwaoboshi after-thought outburst because, according to one of them, “Akpabio as lawyer cannot be saying things he does not know. So, the National Assembly leadership still owes the country a duty to purge itself of all of these allegedly corrupt members by submitting them to probe outside the Dome and by independent investigators.”

FEC Approves Establishment of N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) – Sunday Dare

The Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Akin Dare, Discloses That The FEC Approved The Nigeria Youth Investment Fund.

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approves establishment of 75 billion Naira Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), by Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, in fulfillment of Presidential mandate to accelerate national investment in young Nigerians.

Full statement by Minister, Sunday Dare:

N-POWER: How To Avoid Mistakes During Registration

If you really want to get the N-Power job via the 2020 batch ‘C’ recruitment, there are certain guidelines and procedure you must follow.

This June 26th, as N-Power opens its portal for this year Batch ‘C’ application, you must adhere to these instructions.
N-Power Batch C Registration Guide 2020.

  1. If you’ve changed your name as a result of been married please make sure it reflects on the certificates you’ll be using for application.
  1. If you’ve not done change of name, then use the name as it appears in your papers and in your bank account.
  2. Apply by yourself, don’t give your application to the cafe attendant. Cafe attendants are fond of making mistakes when they aren’t supervised. If cafe attendant must do it for you, be there to correct whatever mistakes he or she will be making.
  1. Check and cross check while applying before you make submission.
  2. One of the most important thing is to ensure that your account number is active, and it’s linked to your BVN.
  3. In order to avoid the issue of unmatched name, unmatched BVN, etc. Make sure you fill the on-line application form as your names appear in your certificates and bank account number.

You could face issue of unmatched name if all your papers and ID bear Timi Ebi, but you go ahead to fill Timi Ebiweni at.k application form.

If your name is Tari, dont go fill Tariye during application.

We have found out that more than 70% of the current beneficiaries who are faced with one issue or other are those who use names that are slightly different in spelling, yet the same meaning and interpretation. Avoid it.

Before you register for N-POWER, carefully check your bank details and register your name the same way it is with your bank details i.e. Account Name and BVN. Failure to do this may put your stipend on hold should you be employed. You can spend up to 6 months without your stipends before it’s corrected.

So, if you are using two names but in your bank details there are three names, register with the three names. And if u are using three names but your bank details are two names, register with the two names.

i. Register your name as it appears in your account name and BVN E.g if your account name is Muhammad, register it like that if u write Muhammed it’s wrong!

ii. Don’t use apostrophe in your name because BVN can’t take it Eg. Mua’zu, Sa’idu, Shafi’u, A’isha etc.

iii. Don’t use an abbreviation in your registration E.g. LAWAL SANI KANOMA don’t write LAWAL SANI K, or UMAR B AHMAD, it’s wrong write LAWAL SANI or write it completely LAWAL SANI KANOMA because BVN can’t take abbreviation.

iv. Avoid changing letters in writing your names E.g. if your name is Bashar don’t write Bashir or Bashiru it’s wrong, if your name is AISHA don’t write Aishat or aishatu it’s wrong, if your name is kabiru don’t write Kabir it’s wrong!

v. Avoid using symbols, dash or fullstop in writing your names E.g. Abdul-rahman it’s wrong write it completely, ABDURRAHMAN. So please inform our family and friends in other to reduced the number of UNPAID Npower volunteers this time.

Some of the reasons you might not get paid are:-
1. No matching BVN.

2. When you have a matching BVN but your names do not match. At least two names must match.

3. Bank account not linked to BVN

4. Providing a non NUBAN account number . NUBAN account number is the 10 digit account number.

5. Using an NYSC account that receives only 19 thousand naira and cannot receive 30 thousand naira.

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MARRIAGE: dear YOUNG GUYS AT THE AGE OF 25 TO 30

Don’t make mistakes some of our Fathers or Senior Brothers made. Marry now with the little you have. Don’t wait to be a millionaire, Have kids early so you can grow with them. Grow with your kids and succeed with your wife. You will never finish making money or achieving your plans.

You might still not succeed at your target year. So start your life early, with consistency you will grow.

My father said this to me: When i was 25, i was talking about making billions before i marry.
Many years later, billions didn’t come, yet no kid no wife.

I had an opportunity to marry the most beautiful love of my life very early, But my fear was, can i really take care of her? But right now She’s married with Four grown up children.

The guy that married her was still schooling then, but had the courage. They worked hard and succeeded together. I failed, so please if you can feed yourself, you can feed your wife. You have to believe it, marry early, don’t wait. Don’t make our mistakes, I see my childhood friends play with their kids. Most of them are not doing as well as me. But they are happier with their families.

Trust me it isn’t money only, but Rather your Maturity, your happiness depends entirely on your wisdom and the way you Handle Life. With
a well planned life they are happier. Trust me it isn’t money,

What is our problem?

Build mansion, buy the latest Car in Town, marry Sharon Stone type, but still we don’t have those things we dreamt of, and of course the years we wasted, we can never have them never!

Please don’t be 60yrs old and your kids will still be in their 20’s..What are you supposed to be at that age? Their grand father.

Please young men, take my advice seriously.
Marry, don’t be afraid, that girl you are finding too many fault in has many good qualities if you look well.

Don’t think you will get every thing before you
settle down. Allah can change your life in a blink, with a good and Focus wife by your side, you will succeed by God’s grace.

Source: Anonymous, but very educative to many I believe.