Connect with us

Cover

IPOB Rejects Peter Obi ‘s 2billion Naira Offer , Saying , ‘We Can’t Be Induced With Bribe’

Published

on


The Indigenous people Of Biafra ( IPOB) has rejected an offer of Two Billion Naira made to the body by the former governor of Anambra state Chief Peter Obi on Monday, the 2nd of December , 2018.

The offer followed a unilateral resolution of the group reached in her meeting at Aba, Abia state where the movement stated it’s unequivocal position to fight chief Obi with the last drop of her blood on his aspiration to be the vice president of Nigeria under the platform of PDP.

Regrettably enough, Obi whose bribe move was turned down blamed it on the part of the APC saying that president Buhari is currently instigating Ndi Igbo against his person and aspiration.

Our further investigation and as made public by the public relations officer of IPOB revealed that the body’s decision was informed by Obi’s reckless killing of her members in 2013 and further dumped them into Ezu river.

As at the time of this report, it was gathered that Chief Obi has been meeting with several Igbo leaders to intercede on his behalf in an attempt to lobby key IPOB members.

In life, people must understand that the action or wrongs they did when they are in power must surely affect them after they leave office.

This is exactly what Mr. Peter Obi is passing through at the moment which is why his vice presidential ambition is becoming almost impossible.

Facebook Comments

Cover

Osinbajo urges Africa, Europe embrace digital economy

Published

on

VP AT 2018 AFRICA EUROPE HIGH LEVEL FORUM

VP AT 2018 AFRICA EUROPE HIGH LEVEL FORUM


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called Africa and Europe to work together to advance and harvest the economic benefits of digital economy.

Such collaboration, he said, would at the same time prevent a counter-productive widening of the digital gap.

Osinbajo stated today on Tuesday at the Africa-Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna, Austria, which had in attendance other African and European Heads of States.

The meeting, which was organized by the European Union (EU) and African Union (AU) held in Vienna, Austria.

Osinbajo who spoke on ‘Taking cooperation to the digital age’, noted that investments in digital technology could make important contribution to growth and development by fostering productivity gains from continuous innovation.

“Given our fast-growing population in Africa, we are, of course, keen to work together to boost the job creation potential of new technologies rather than concentrating on jobs destined to disappear in the digital age.

“Faster growth, sustainable development and job creation are also vital for reducing irregular migration from Africa to Europe. In our globalized world, people can see disparities in standards of living across regions quite easily.

“This means there must be increasing openings for entrepreneurship and jobs in home countries for those who would otherwise embark on risk journeys in search of opportunities. In Nigeria we are taking urgent and practical steps to provide such opportunities for our rapidly increasing youth population.”

Prof. Osinbajo also highlighted the strides made by the Buhari’s administration in developing Nigeria’s technology sector through supporting public-private sector initiatives and the advisory group on technology and creativity.

He noted that the advisory group had been working to build an ecosystem for funding, training, infrastructure and intellectual property protection.

The Vice President added that the country’s Social Investment Programme has been leveraging on technology tools to drive it in its bid to improve the economy and lives of Nigerians.

“Under our social investment programme, 75,000 young people are being trained in coding, software development, hardware maintenance, animation and data management, and we’re set to train another 200,000 young men and women.

“Similarly, we have established 8 technology hubs to support tech startups across our six geopolitical zones and two major cities of Abuja and Lagos.

“We’ve encouraged partnership to establish venture funds to support innovation and are now engaged in talks to establish a $500 million innovation funds with bilateral and multilateral partners.

“We’ll be deploying digital methods and tools on a larger scale to expand learning opportunities for younger Nigerians, as conventional education through brick and mortar institution can no longer be viable given the huge numbers and limited resources.

“Already, 200,000 out of our 500,000 young graduates in our N-Power scheme have tablet devices, which we use for on-the-job training and further skills acquisition. This experience will guide our efforts as we seek to expand digital literacy at earlier stages of education.

“Similarly, our education curriculum is being reworked to emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. The Arts have been included because of the growing recognition of the strengths of our country, especially in the arts, music, film and literature.”

Osinbajo also highlighted the growth in e-commerce in Nigeria, with references to leading e-commerce platforms that have leveraged on technology to grow their businesses.

He said, “Financial technology is being used in our efforts to rapidly scale up financial inclusion.

“Working with our banks, TELCOs and FinTech companies, we’ve used digital tools and platforms to provide interest-free micro loans to up to 1.3 million Nigerians and about 300,000 received Conditional Cash Transfers by the same means.

“We hire, pay and train online 500,000 young men and women in the largest post-tertiary direct jobs programme in Africa. Through participation in this scheme, present and future beneficiaries would be brought into databases for unique biometric identification.’’

The Vice president also thanked European countries for their support, while calling on other EU member states to partner with Nigeria and Africa to impart skills, raise resources, promote investment and provide infrastructure to build a digital economy.

“I’m optimistic that our efforts would attract strong support and active engagement of our partners in the European Union.

“Indeed, already, we have some good examples of that in the African Digital leaders Training programme, which is a partnership between Ventures Platform of Nigeria and Enterprise Lithuania with funding from the European Union.

“This innovative programme would provide digital skills training for 50 young Nigerians in Lithuania, while at the same time, relieving temporary labour shortage in that country. A reintegration component is also built into the package.

“We have a moment in the history of Europe-Africa relations that can yield tremendous mutual benefits. Let us seize this moment,” he said.

Earlier on Monday night, Osinbajo had an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Austria during a town hall meeting.

At the meeting attended by leading members of the Nigerian community in Vienna, the Vice President commended the work of Nigerians in Diaspora, noting that that the Nigerian community was adding value to the country.

“We very strongly believe that our country can do much better than where we are, we have practically everything that it takes to make the country work.

“In fact we have more than what it takes to make the country do exceedingly well; there is no question about that. But corruption has been the major problem in the country.

He said that Nigeria “must tackle the monster of corruption. There is no country in the world that can survive when its resources are stolen the way our resources were stolen’’.

“It doesn’t really matter how you slice it or describe it, so long as a few people can take government or public resources and do with it as they like, they are not likely to be able to do the basic.”

He also urged Nigerians to continue to support the work of the administration in making the country better through provision of more infrastructure and tackling grand corruption, among other development initiatives.

“Today our country earns 60 per cent less than it earned five years ago, but we have spent N2.7 trillion in two budget cycle in infrastructure, that is the highest in the history of our country,” he said.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Cover

BREAKING: Police Lock Down NASS

Published

on


Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex. The operatives, who have shut all entrances to the premises, prevented workers from gaining entry.

More details soon….

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Cover

War against terrorism: Buhari warns Amnesty International

Published

on

President Buhari

President Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern that consistently damaging report of global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI), over Nigeria’s war against terrorism, is dampening the morale of the nation’s military.

A presidency statement issued non Monday’s reaction to the AI’s latest report, stressed that the situation now appears as if Nigeria is also fighting terrorism was against the global organisation.

“While President Muhammadu Buhari cherishes and encourages the noble ideals on which institutions like Amnesty International are founded, the organisation’s operations in Nigeria seem geared towards damaging the morale of the Nigerian military.

“It often appears as if the Nigerian government is fighting two wars on terror: against Boko Haram and against Amnesty International”, said the statement issued by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

He declared that the “obvious bias and inaccuracies in Amnesty International’s recent country reports on Nigeria risk Amnesty’s reputation as an impartial international organisation”.

President Buhari therefore appealed to the leadership of Amnesty International to scrutinise its advocacy in Nigeria, especially as it relates to the war against terrorism.

Facebook Comments
Continue Reading

Latest News

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar
News5 mins ago

2019: Atiku speaks on S’East development commission bill, tells Igbo senators what to do

The Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has commended senators from the South East for working hard to realise...

Paul Usoro Paul Usoro
News12 mins ago

Gov Emmanuel charged as EFCC arraigns NBA president, Paul Usoro over Akwa lbom’s N1.4bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday arraigned Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN) at...

Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Sport1 hour ago

I never expected to have so much success, Messi says

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi on Tuesday said he never expected to have such a successful career after receiving his...

VP AT 2018 AFRICA EUROPE HIGH LEVEL FORUM VP AT 2018 AFRICA EUROPE HIGH LEVEL FORUM
Cover13 hours ago

Osinbajo urges Africa, Europe embrace digital economy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called Africa and Europe to work together to advance and harvest the economic benefits of...

Jimi Agbaje Jimi Agbaje
Politics13 hours ago

2019 election: Pharaoh let my people go – Agbaje blasts Tinubu

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has described a National Leader of...

Nigerian Army Nigerian Army
News13 hours ago

Plateau unrest: Military taskforce accuses elites of manipulating, misguiding youths into violence

The Special Military Taskforce code named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace in Plateau State,...

Adams Oshiomhole, Chairman of APC Adams Oshiomhole, Chairman of APC
News14 hours ago

New minimum wage: Oshiomhole declares stand on N30,000, reveals what Buhari will do

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole has thrown his weight behind the clamour for a...

Duncan Mighty Duncan Mighty
Entertainment14 hours ago

2019 Presidential Poll: Make me your Vice President – Duncan Mighty begs Sowore

Nigerian popstar, Duncan Mighty has given reasons he should be chosen as presidential running mate to Omoyele Sowore of the...

Secondus Secondus
Politics14 hours ago

What APC wants to do in 2019 – PDP chairman, Secondus

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not ready...

Gov. Ugwuanyi Gov. Ugwuanyi
News14 hours ago

Enugu workers hail Gov. Ugwuanyi over 13th month salary

Workers in Enugu State have confirmed receipt of the 13th month salary as 2018 Christmas bonus from Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s...

Buruji Kashamu Buruji Kashamu
News14 hours ago

Court of Appeal sacks Kashamu as Ogun PDP candidate

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Tuesday sacked Buruji Kashamu as the Ogun State governorship candidate of the...

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar
Politics14 hours ago

2019: Why Nigerians should vote PDP – Atiku

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has assured Nigerians of peace and development in the country if...

Nigerian Army Nigerian Army
News14 hours ago

Five Generals exit Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday pulled out two Major Generals and three Brigradier Generals out of service at the Nigerian...

News14 hours ago

2019 election: Abubakar warns INEC, security agencies, others

Former Head of State and Chairman, National Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has called on the police and other stakeholders...

Education15 hours ago

ASUU makes fresh demands

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, has demanded the payment of accumulated Earned Academic Allowance...

Follow Us On Twitter

Metro Daily Nigeria
@MetroDailyNG

  • New post: 2019: Atiku speaks on S’East development commission bill, tells Igbo senators what to do https://t.co/x1A6fz0hKx
    about 5 mins ago
  • New post: Gov Emmanuel charged as EFCC arraigns NBA president, Paul Usoro over Akwa lbom’s N1.4bn https://t.co/G4SVE9wmiV
    about 12 mins ago
  • I never expected to have so much success, Messi says https://t.co/YiP1Aid2gq https://t.co/LlGJjyhf0o
    about 1 hour ago

Facebook

Advertisement

Trending

var infolinks_pid = 3151764; var infolinks_wsid = 0;
%d bloggers like this: