Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Article: Governor Okorocha And N5.9 Billion Mbaitoli Council Funds

By Kenneth Uwadi

Some time ago Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State announced his readiness to conduct local government council election in Imo. My townsman by name Okereke rushed and collected the expression of interest form for councillor position. He tried to make me believe that Okorocha was really interested in conducting the council election. Okereke spoke like a man who knows what Okorocha can and cannot do; he spoke like a man who know what commentators like me don’t know but ought to know. And Okereke claimed to know a lot about the Imo State helmsman. But the more he tried to assuage my trepidation and misgiving about Okorocha the more I laughed at him; the more he tried to fine-tune his analysis of Imo political situation, the more i cautioned him not to waste his money . And why not; after all, it was Okorocha we were talking about. Owelle Rochas Okorocha!

News Release: Intersociety Reminds President Jonathan Of Constitutional Provisions, Principles Of Fairness, Equity In Appointment Of IGP

We sincerely wish retired IGP Mohammed D. Abubakar a robust retirement life as he retires today being 30th July 2014 after 35 mandatory years in service. The retired IGP’s official performance index is quantitatively measured at 70%/30%. That is to say that he recorded 70% failure and 30% success. Part of his success is reprieve he gave to Nigerian road users especially between January 2012 and reasonable part of 2013 when he dislodged most of over 3,500 police roadblocks across the country. Before the dislodgement, thousands of innocent Nigerians were killed as a result of roadblock extortion and related police abuses. Billions of naira was also extorted from innocent Nigerian road users. For instance, between 2009 and December 2011, over N53billion was extorted by the NPF at roadblocks from Nigerian road users. Commendably retired IGP Mohammed D. Abubakar was able to sustain the dislodgement until police roadblocks resurfaced in different parts of the country especially from the last quarter of 2013 using the cover of Boko Haram insurgency. To his credit, many innocent lives were saved and billions of naira that would have been extorted saved as well.

News Release: King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust And African Export-Import Bank Sign MOU

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK has today (Tuesday, 29 July) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).

The MOU between King’s and Afreximbank is designed to enhance the health and well-being of people in Africa by improving healthcare infrastructure on the continent.