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Bombing of 3rd Mainland Bridge, Bonga Field & More: New Militant Group ‘Asawana Deadly Force’ Emerges

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent efforts to bring peace to the crisis ravaged by militants in the Niger Delta may witness yet another hindrance as a new militant group emerges.

Another new militant group, ‘Asawana Deadly Force of Niger Delta’ (ADFND), have emerged yesterday in the oil rich Niger Delta region, threatening to cripple the oil industry across the nine Niger Delta states unless the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government grants them, “Niger Delta Republic in the next couple of days.”

In a statement by its leader, Commander Olomubini Kakarakokoro, a.k.a No Mercy, the group said that:

“Except our demand for Niger Delta Republic is granted, without further notice to the Federal Government, we shall proceed to bomb Bonga field flow station, Asaba- Onistha Bridge, Third Mainland Bridge and other major bridges in the Southern part of the country, just for a start.

“The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency, withdraw all the military check points from the riverside areas of the Niger Delta, else we shall proceed to match against any baby military formation in the region without further notice.

“We are most dreaded, deadly and dangerous group in Niger Delta. Our team is comprised of specialists in different fields of war, and is poised to win the struggle for a Niger Delta State. Our struggle is not for monetary benefit or the so-called monthly N65,000 amnesty stipend. It is for the liberation and the development of the Niger Delta region.

“We therefore, warn every other group or persons as regards the fake dialogue process embarked upon by the Federal Government to know that they are not doing that for us. We are taking over from our brothers, the Niger Delta Avengers.

“As we speak all preparations and plans are on ground to strike and bring down the crude oil production to 0%, irrespective of the of the military presence in the region. The Federal Government will hear from us.”

 

MY OPINION

If this group succeeds in executing any of their plans on the soil of Nigeria then we may have no other choice than to push for the resignation of that senile octogenarian clueless and certificateless Buhari. He is not just failing Nigeria, he has completely failed Nigerians. He came to power just to witch hunt people that offended him in the past. He has made Dansuki the greatest criminal in the world because Dansuki was among those that orchestrated is arrested in the past.

Buhari is busy chasing his personal enemies while the country is sinking. That unholy political matrimony that gave birth to APC is a fundamental mistake. E nor go better for Tinubu for making Buhari president. That man is better of as a Fulani cattle rearer.

Buhari has not been able to solve any problem he inherited from previous administrations. But rather, his unfortunate tenure has created more problems for us.

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was able to flush out Boko haram from all their hitherto captured areas in Nigeria before the general election but today they have recaptured some of these areas again. APC government under Buhari keeps winning the war against terrorism on the pages of news papers. Lie lie Muhammad is the greatest lier in the universe.

Well over two million Nigerians have lost their jobs in different banks and companies. Multinational companies and investors are running from Nigeria on a daily basis courtesy of the obsolete cum archaic economic policies of Buhari that is obnoxiously garnished with illiteracy in an unprecedented crescendo.

This Buhari of a man has no other plan for Nigerian other than northernizing and Islamizing the nation. He has indirectly empowered his kinsmen from the Fulani extraction to go and be killing innocent Nigerians unopposed. We never knew that these simple looking duns hopping around with their cattle could be this dangerous not until their elder brother became president. He even went ahead to instruct soldiers not touch any Fulani man killing people simply because they are is brothers.

Today, Nigeria’s defense is controlled by one region and religion.
Air Force- North- Muslim
IG of Police- North-Muslim
DG of DSS- North- Muslim
Chief of Army Staff- North- Muslim
NSA- North.Muslim
Immigrations- North- Muslim
Civil defense- North- Muslim
Defense Minister- North.- Muslim
Prison- North Muslim
Custom- North Muslim.

Yet this Buhari of a man is telling me that he is the president of Federal Republic of Nigeria? No no, he is the president of the northern Nigeria. Some of us are not surprised, he said on BBC news that he won’t rule the country equally. He said he will attend to issues based on the outcome of his election. Meaning regions that didn’t vote for him wont get anything in his government. And he expect us to fold our hands and keep quiet in the south. No no no, we own the oil, and we are more educated and enlightened.

Hunger, poverty, starvation, destruction, incarceration of personal enemies etc are the features of Buhari government.

If the PDP are so busy with internal politics and refuse to play opposition, indefatigable cum dogged comrades like us will take it upon ourselves to speak the truth to power because the power of the people is greater than those in power.

Comr (Tutor) Iso Godfrey Iso
A public affairs analyst cum human right crusader writes from Onitsha.

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Wema Bank Emerges Best Performing Bank in Half year 2022

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Nigeria’s most innovative bank, Wema Bank Plc, has emerged the best performing bank in the first half of year 2022 financial year with a weighted average score of of 2.83 points, beating 12 other bank’s.

 

According to a special report on the Nigerian banking performance in the first half of 2022 prepared by Nairametrics, Wema Bank ranked first in one category, second in three categories and third in one category. Stanbic IBTC and First Bank came second and third respectively..

 

The key metrics considered in the report are total asset growth, loan book growth, profit growth, cost-to-income ratio movement, and return on average equity.

 

The 13’reviewed banks which are listed on the Nigerian Exchange posted a net profit of N1 trillion in 2021 from N887.1 billion recorded in 2020.

 

The 13 reviewed banks are Wema Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, FCMB, GTB, Jaiz Bank, Access Bank, and Stanbic/IBTC. Others are UBA, Sterling Bank, Unity Bank, Union Bank, Zenith Bank, and Fidelity Bank.

 

During the first six months of 2022, the thirteen banks posted an aggregate of N501.1 billion as profit after tax, representing an increase of 13.1% compared to N443.17 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2021

 

The banks grew their bottom line despite headwinds ravaging the global economy as the energy crisis triggered a significant surge in the operational costs of businesses operating in the country, while some banks were forced to ration their operating hours in a bid to manage the rise in the cost of operation.

 

Wema Bank came first in the category of

Leading bank’s by customer deposits growth . The bank recorded ±30.2 percent customer deposit growth during the review period, followed by Fidelity Bank and Access Bank with +13.1 percent and +12.8 percent respectively.

 

Wema Bank came second in three other categories – total assets growth rate (+13%), loan book growth rate (+19.9%) and profit after tax growth rate {+47.8%}.

 

Stanbic IBTC , the second place winner, ranked first in total asset growth rate and leading bank’s by cost to income ratio growth rate

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Again! FCMB Lands IN Serious Trouble Over False Claim…… As Court Orders Bank To Pay N540m Damages.

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First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is in hot soup as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the bank to pay N540.5 million in damages to Pastor Emmanuel Omale of the Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry and his wife, Deborah over false claim that they laundered N573 million for former chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu.

Delivering judgement in the suit, Yusuf Halilu, the judge, held that the bank breached its “duty of care to the claimants,” the Omales and their church.

The judgment was on the suit marked: FCT/HC/CV2541/2020 filed by Mr. Omale, his wife and the church.

The judge held that the evidence before the court showed that the bank admitted error in its report to the NFIU of entries in the account of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry which was accused of laundering money on Mr. Magu’s behalf.

Mr. Halilu also said the bank claimed that the purported N573 million was wrongly reflected as credit entry in Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry’s account by its reporting system, which it recently upgraded.

The judge held that FCMB admitted the error, which brought incalculable damage to the reputation of the claimants both within and outside the Nigeria – depleting their church’s membership.

Mr. Halilu said the claimants provided sufficient evidence to establish case of negligence against FCMB.

Consequently, the judge awarded N200 million as aggravated damages; N140.5 million as specific damages and N200 million as general damages.

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More Troubles For Dangote Cement As Kogi Govt Demands 10 Per Cent Share, Orders Immediate Seal Off

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However, Dangote Cement is facing allegations of sharp practice from Kogi State government, Kogi Assembly as well as Akwa Ibom State.Already, the Kogi State House of Assembly has ordered stoppage to the activities of the company in two Local Governments in the State while investigations continue.

To make the claim possible, Kogi State House of Assembly ordered the management of Dangote Cement company to provide all necessary documents that have to do with the transfer of Obajana Cement Company owned by Kogi state government to Dangote Cement Company.

The House also directed that the documents signed at the establishment of the Company and relevant receipts of dues it claimed to have paid to Kogi State Government available at the next adjourned sitting date.

The speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, gave the order after interim reports of the ongoing investigative hearing on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) which was submitted by the ad hoc committee led by Hon. Isah Tenimu Umar, Member Representing Lokoja I Constituency and deliberated upon at the plenary on Wednesday.

Kolawole said this has become important in view of the claims and counterclaims between the Chairman of Kogi State Internally Generated Revenue Service (KGIRS) and representatives of Dangote Cement as the acting chairman of KGIRS, Salisu Enehe had earlier accused Dangote Cement Plc Obajana of forging its tax receipt during the investigative hearing by the State House of Assembly.

According to the State Revenue Boss, most of the figures the company claimed to have paid are totally incorrect, urging the company to check its record.

He added that despite the billions of Naira that company is making from the state monthly, it has failed to pay taxes that are due to the state and Lokoja Local Government Area.

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Nigerians Getting ₦1,593,247 Per Week From ₦99,000.

In another development, Following the unrestrained environmental degradation in Ankpa and Olamaboro local government areas, Kogi state House of Assembly on Wednesday, directed the Commissioner of Police and Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence (NSCDC) to seal off operations of Dangote Plc in the affected areas of the State.

The House gave the order during a public hearing on activities of Dangote Group in the state, especially on the the massive exploitation , environmental degradation and non compensation to the affected owners of the land and without revenue accruing to the state government.

The Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole, charged the NSCDC commandant to ensure immediate implementation pending when the ad hoc committee on revenue clarifies some grey areas. Kolawole, who lamented the environmental degradation caused by mining activities on Kogi by the Dangote group and its subsidiaries, accused the multi national business concern of making billions in the state but yet fails to give back to it.

Akwa Ibom is also finding it difficult to collect its entitlement from the Dangote Group. According to reports from the place, the Itu Local Government blocked Dangote premises with their trucks because the company has refused to pay tax for more than two years despite pleas and series of warnings.

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