Thursday, 18 February 2016

Panic in Lekki as Strange Disease Kills 25 Children

It is panic and apprehension in Gbame Community in Ikate, Lekki, Lagos state as a strange disease killing children has thrown the community in deep mourning.
Otodo-Gbame Community in Ikate, Lekki
Residents of Otodo-Gbame Community in Ikate, Lekki, Lagos State are on panic mode after about 25 children died suddenly of a strange disease.
The disease which started wrecking havoc in January of 2016 is yet to be identified by doctors. It was gathered that the disease leaves the affected children with rashes similar to measles, and the kids usually die two or three days after.
It was gathered that the disease has killed children from many families in the area since January. Some families have lost close to two or three children since the disease surfaced.
Health workers are working round the clock to see that something is done to curtail the spread as immunization of children has commenced. Punch reports that two children lost their lives in the front of the health workers.

According to a mother identified as Anago Benedict who lost three of her children to the disease, she said apart from the rashes on their bodies, they also vomited blood before they died.
She said, “My children fell sick in the first week of February. The disease is ravaging our area, and we did not have anyone to run to.
“My children were killed by the disease. They were vomiting blood. I did not know what name to call the disease.” Also, another woman whose child died some days ago, said her daughter was sick for two days before she died.
Stella Paul said: “Her name was Esther. She was two years old. She died on Wednesday in the presence of the health workers. She was sick for only two days. I have three children. Esther was the youngest. Emmanuel is the first.”
Speaking on the matter, state Ministry of Health officials said it had sent epidemiologists to the community to verify the outbreak.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Mrs. Adeola Salako, said the blood samples and other body fluids of children with suspected cases had been collected for examination.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Ibeju Lekki : No divide and rule please

Extract from
When you live in an area without public amenities and not recognised by the government, not many things are certain. One thing though is quite likely: without much warning bulldozers might arrive one day to level your property. In Lagos, slum dwellers and villagers have been opposing illegal evictions with varying degrees of success. What can others learn from their experiences?

Women leader Selimoto Rufai – photo Femke van Zeijl.

The morning she went to harvest her cassava but was denied access to her land, Selimoto Rufai's livelihood came under threat. Rufai was born and raised on the Lekki coast in the far east of Lagos State, and the plot had provided for her and her family of seven for years. But now the Lagos State Government had acquired the land mass for the Lekki Free Trade Zone (LFTZ), an industrial development project comprising 16,500 hectares. By law the Lagos State Governor can acquire land in the public interest, as long as residents are notified and compensated by the authorities. However, most people who had been living in the area for decades say they had never been consulted and only learnt about the project at the opening ceremony early 2006.

Taken by surprise the day security men guarding the land earmarked for the Free Trade Zone refused to let her go to her farming plot, Rufai, a local women leader, quickly went around the villages to mobilise the women. They marched to the site bare chested and carrying branches in a peaceful protest. “The men stood behind the wives. We all stood together”, Rufai says,

Their daily demonstrations, public protests and the legal action of the communities made the government retrace its steps, according to Baale Jegede, who is the traditional chief and also the leader of the Lekki Coastal Communities. He was involved in the negotiations that finally led to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2007 between the government and the villages along the Ibeju-Lekki coastline.

Jegede explains the details of the MoU as he is standing by the tarred road along the coastline  that has become the demarcation line of the LFTZ project that now splits the area into two. He points to the left side of the road: the communities agreed to release this part of the land for the Free Trade Zone. He goes on to explain that the land on the right hand side towards the coast, initially also assigned to the industrial complex, now remains for the villages and fishermen. To compensate for the lost farmland, the government agreed to provide the communities 750 hectares of land elsewhere. Also, the communities were promised a 2.5% equity share in the Lekki Joint Venture.

Baale Jegede – photo Femke van Zeijl.

The fairly effective community response to the eviction threat in Ibeju-Lekki was supported and coordinated by the Social and Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), a Nigerian non-governmental human rights organisation. Its executive director Felix Morka was a driving force behind the actions, says Baale Jegede: “When the government came to claim our land, I ran to Felix Morka right away. He helped us to start the discussion with the government.”

The Lekki coastal communities are not the only ones in Lagos threatened with eviction, says SERAC director Morka: “When you live in a slum, in an area not provided for by the government, you know one day the government will come knocking. These people are vulnerable.”

In his office on the Lagos mainland Morka contemplates what communities under threat of illegal eviction could learn from the Lekki experience. There can be no such thing as a standard approach, he stresses, because no case is the same. But in all cases the first step is to make the people aware of their rights. “Building consciousness is our main strategy,” says Morka, who stresses it is a cumbersome emancipation process which should start long before the bulldozers arrive. People in vulnerable communities are often illiterate and feel powerless against the government. When you manage to convince them that they can fight back effectively, according to Morka, you have won half the battle.

Felix Morka, Executive Director SERAC – photo hbs Nigeria.

Step two is the paper trail: responding to the government action by letter to let them know their actions will not go uncontested. The Land Use Act provides for compensation for forced eviction but these procedures are hardly followed. In Morka's experience a combination of legal action and public protest serves best to illustrate the determination of the people who are affected: “The authorities simply don't expect resistance. That is why every time you fight back, they back down quickly. They don't have a plan B.”

Once you're at the negotiation table, the SERAC director advises communities to demand financial compensation rather than resettlement: “The courts are empowered to order resettlement, but you can't expect much from them. They're heavily compromised. And government has never offered resettlement to anybody. If you're lucky, they give you money. That is your most realistic option.”

The result of six months of negotiations was what Morka calls “the most comprehensive, rights based MoU of citizens with the Nigerian government”. Negotiating parties, apart from the communities, were the two companies involved in the Lekki Free Trade Zone and the Lagos State Government. They also needed some sensitisation, says Morka: “Once they understood it was more cost effective to deal with the issues in one legal framework, rather than to have to cope with all kinds of claims afterwards, the negotiations became easier.” That realisation and the preparedness of the Lekki coastal population paved the way to the agreement, says Morka. “A united community is a critical precondition to a successful battle”, the Lagos lawyer states. Something Baale Jegede confirms, when asked for the secret of his community's success: “We are together. We don't allow the government to divide and rule us.”

How far a fractured community can frustrate the negotiation process was illustrated by the case of Badia, a Lagos slum near the National Theatre. Bulldozers started razing the area in February 2013. The demolition and forced eviction was put to a halt when SERAC intervened and pointed out the area was part of a World Bank project to upgrade urban slums. In the bargaining process inhabitants whose houses had been destroyed had a strong position until a group of them grew impatient and decided to go for a much lesser amount in compensation.

 A lot of people now regret this, but the agreement they signed against SERAC's advice also absolved the government of any further responsibility. An inhabitant of Ijora-Badia who wants to remain anonymous describes how she was pressured into signing the lesser deal. “I didn't want to. Thought the money was little. But the pressure was too much. Some big men wanted money for Christmas.”
For the people in Ibeju-Lekki, the struggle is not over.

Not all government's promises made in 2007 have been met yet, says Baale Jegeda. There is a dispute over the farm land agreed upon in the MoU. According to him, government cut the plot into two, claiming the other half should go to the people of neighbouring communities who were not involved in the MoU. This is under contest and the physical transfer of the land is therefore yet to occur. Up till now, women like Selimoto Rufai are still waiting for new land to farm on. Baale Jegeda: “We are still fighting for our land. But we know our rights now and will stand for them.”

Compiled by Michael Emiabata
Movement for the Emancipation of the indigenous people of Lagos State.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Awori indigenes stage a protest at Tinubu’s residence in Lagos

                                                     Senator Bola Tinubu

I read an article recently in one of the main newspapers in Nigeria  about Scores of Awori indigenes  stormed the Ikoyi residence of Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, January 26 ,2016

The Punch reports that the Awori acting on the platform of the Awori Indigenous Forum were protesting against alleged political marginalization.

They said that no Awori indigene had been elected or appointed as chairman of a local government council, secretary to a local government council, supervisory councillor or member of the state House of Assembly in the last 20 years in Lagos state.

Awori indigenes also stormed the Lagos residence of Bola Tinubu in July 2015.

It is disheartening as an indigene of Lagos State to know that one of  the original ethnic groups that made up Lagos State of today,  The Aworis , have no sufficient representation at high levels of the government in the State . Generally , the same issue is affecting all the other indigenous communities of Lagos State.

Who are the indigenes of Lagos State?.
The indigenous peoples of Lagos State are the Yoruba subgroups of the Aworis in Ikeja, the Eguns in Badagry area, the ljebus in Ikorodu and Epe, while Lagos Island consists of an admixture of Benin and Eko Aworis as well as repatriated Yorubas and other immigrants.

Who is Bola Tinubu?. Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a native of Iragbiji in Osun State and he could bear any name  from his weird past, such as Yekini Amoda Ogunlere, Hameed Sangodele ,  Yekini Amoda or even Bobo Chicago.

Ever since his inglorious eight year rule as Governor of Lagos  State from 1999 to 2007 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), to date, he has more or less served as the chief looter who has unleashed the most egregious corruption and reckless looting of the treasury of Lagos State. Even as he hides under the guise of championing democratic principles, various frauds, including financial crimes have been linked to him such that he can only be summed up as a perpetrator of diabolical deeds

There is no doubt that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has become a personification of Lagos. Just as his word is law, he can do and undo. What started out like an act of drama at the beginning of the current democratic dispensation in 1999 has left Nigeria’s premier state, Lagos, as a mere fiefdom of Tinubu who bears the titular toga of the “Lion of Bourdillon.” Though there is nothing democratic about his bearing, he is, in fact, an Emperor.

And there is no escaping the damning reality that Lagos is being plundered by a group of political usurpers who wear the cloak of democratic emancipators in an apparent case of parading immunity as impunity.

Since 1999 when Senator Bola Tinubu became the Governor of Lagos State, our political representatives in Lagos State has  been drastically reduced . The indigenes of Lagos State no longer have a voice in the running of the state affairs . Economically, our people are suffering, they are living in abject poverty .

The indigenes of Lagos State have been silently marginalized and politically castrated by Senator Bola Tinubu . Our people are being oppressed, repress and suppress by Senator Bola Tinubu .
 It is pitiful that our people will now be parading themselves to Senator Bola Tinubu residence to beg for what belongs to them, that is, their birthright.

  As long as Bola Tinubu holds his Political and economical grip on Lagos State , the political and economical development of the indigenous people of the State will never materialise and therefore our people will be backward and remain in his bondage .

The time is now ripe for the indigenes of Lagos State to REVOLT against Senator Bola Tinubu . We want to break away from the BONDAGE and SLAVERY imposed on the people of Lagos State.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

By Michael Emiabata

The movement for the emancipation of the indigenous people of Lagos State

Thursday, 4 February 2016

David Mark Gives N900m Scholarship To students

                                                                  Senator David Mark

Senator David Mark has given out scholarships up to the sum of N900 million to students of tertiary institutions, through his David Mark Scholarship Foundation (DMSF).

The David Mark Scholarship Foundation (DMSF) has so far, offered scholarship to 12,685 students in tertiary institutions totaling N900 million.

The foundation, which was established in 2005 is Senator David Mark's  pet project.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Former Senate President, Paul Mumeh, said the figure was disclosed at the weekend in Otukpo, by Mark during a ceremony marking a fresh award of about N100 million scholarships to 1,719 students of Benue State origin in tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

                                                        Some of Recipients of DMSF

The N900 million, according to the statement is besides other categories of awards to orphans, gifted children and other special awards numbering about 1,000. These categories of people enjoy full scholarship from primary school to university level under the foundation.


GET It Before 15th January 2015


Distributing the awards to the benefitting students at the premises of the National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, Otukpo Study Centre, at the weekend, Mark said he took education as his pet project because the sector is the only road-map and indeed the bedrock of any development.

According to him, “with good and quality education, most of the societal ills plaguing our nation including armed robbery, kidnapping, terrorism and insurgency would be eliminated.

The  Former Senate President implored the beneficiaries to justify the awards by exhibiting good conducts and studying hard in order to come out in flying colours adding, “only success in your academic pursuits would justify this scholarship”.

Mark also used the occasion to call for prayers for the release of the abducted students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram sect more than a month ago.

He prayed that God would touche the heart of their abductors to release the girls unconditionally.
Earlier, the chairman of the DMSF Board, Professor James Alachi expressed appreciation to the Senate President for sustaining the scheme saying that the programme which was flagged off in 2005 with N5, 000 per student is now N20,000 per beneficiary.
Professor Alachi said that this is outside beneficiaries from the special awards, gifted girl-Child as well as orphans and vulnerable children categories who are on full scholarship from the primary school to tertiary level.

                                                      A male recipient of DMSF

He implored corporate organisations and other well meaning Nigerians to compliment the efforts of government in the task of educating the citizenry.

Source: The Mirror

Compiled by Michael Emiabata

Mark Lists Projects, Challenges Critics

                                                         Senator  David Mark
Extract from

PaperToday – Immediate past President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has listed some of the projects his stewardship in the senate has attracted to Benue South senatorial district.

Mark criticised those saying he has not done much for his people, describing them as arm chair critics whom he challenged to take a tour of the senatorial district to verify his claims.

Addressing faithfuls of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in his Otukpo country home in Benue state weekend, Senator Mark stressed that the annulment of his election and the ordering of a rerun is a call on the Idoma nation to fight for their liberty and freedom from external forces.

He challenged them for the umpteenth time to rise to the occasion and defend their votes freely given to him on March 28, 2015 Senatorial election by coming out  en masse to demonstrate that they did not make any mistake in electing him when the rerun is conducted.

Senator Mark listed landmark projects he attracted to his constituency to include but not limited to the multi-billion naira Otobi water dam project to address the water needs of the area, the multi-billion naira Oweto bridge that would facilitate movement of goods and services to other parts of Nigeria with ease, as well as cottage industries in all the nine local government areas.

                                                                      Oweto  Bridge
He noted that it is on record that he under “David Mark Scholarship Foundation (DMSF)” runs the largest scholarship scheme from which no fewer than 20,000 graduates have benefited since its inception in 2005. He added that he singlehandedly built and donated the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Otukpo study centre in 2008.

                                                                Otobi Water Dam
                                                                   Scholarship  Recipient
                                                                    Scholarship Recipient
                                                                               Water Plant
                                                               Oweto Bidge
                                                                            Oweto  Bridge

   Flour Mill

“I will continue to invest on quality education for our people. I believe that if we give our people the best education, we would have liberated our people from ignorance, poverty, disease and want”, Senator Mark stressed.

He further listed a number of schools and health care centres he built in the nine local government areas in Benue South and challenged anybody in doubt to take a tour of the constituency to verify.
Senator Mark noted that he is not discouraged by armed chair critics who allege he has not done much saying “I have my record of achievements. History will judge.”

Compiled by Michael Emiabata

Monday, 1 February 2016

16 years in office: What has David Mark done for his people? (Part 1)

Extract from :  By Yemi Itodo

Again, I have been spurred to write! I have been sufficiently provoked in the spirit and as such, been inspired to write.

There is no other cogent time to do this than now; and like I always say, “silence is no longer golden”. All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing and what makes lies to flourish is the absence of the truth.

It’s also very obvious that, the vast majority of the people who ask the above question on daily basis truly yearn and beg for answers – tangible and factual answers.

What has David Mark done for the people in his 16 years in office? As idyllic as the question appears and sounds, it’s gradually becoming a national anthem and I think the reasons are not farfetched.
One, it could be possible that the people don’t actually have the update of what Senator Mark has done for his constituents or some persons are actually informed but mischievously disparage it on the alter of sentiments, crass hatred and political idiocy.

A careful observation on the trend in Benue South shows that all of the above are responsible for the daily chorus of the said question which has also excalated to other parts of Nigeria and thus, has become a needless topical issue for analysis on every newspaper stand, bus stop, beer parlour and even on the matrimonial bed.

This question has become so popular that the Google and other online applications have customised it with the name, David Mark.

The peak of it was on Saturday during the APC senatorial flagoff in Otukpo when, the party Chairman mounted the podium and was like asking ‘what has David Mark done for the people in 16 years’? And his audience, greatly beneficiaries of David Mark’s achievements, was clapping and laughing.

As devilish as it may sound, amongst the crowd was a decampee, a man whom was the Chiefest Beneficiary of Senator Mark’s Political magnanimity. Through Senator David Mark, he was appointed as Minister of State for Education and when Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua sacked him (for reasons I won’t mention here), he ran to Senator Mark again and for his (Mark’s) passion for his people, the man was immediately appointed as Chairman, National Council for Colleges of Education NCCE.

Needless to mention here that as Minister of Education, the expectation of Benue people was for him to have transformed the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo to a Federal Polytechnic and, also as the overall Boss for the Colleges of Education in Nigeria, one expected that he should have transformed the only College of Education in Idoma land to Federal College of Education, Oju.

None of these happened and he left the office at a time the students in COE Oju were dying of cholera for lack of portable water; and it took the efforts of same Senator Mark to attract motorised borehole in COE Oju.

My dear Professor was also appointed as Special Adviser to the National Chairman of PDP on Political Affairs and was directly involved in the election that sacked GEJ and popularly de-marketed the hitherto largest party in Africa, PDP.

Also among the crowd on Saturday were 2 Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and over 15 Board Chairmen, courtesy of Senator David Mark. But none could be godly enough to stand up, grab the microphone and say ‘David Mark has done something for Idoma people’.

This is the more reason methinks, is responsible for why some Idoma elites would choose to help outsiders who would acknowledge and appreciate the gesture, even when their benefactors are not there.
These crop of elders are at the verge of shutting doors of help, compassion and mercy against the youths. Having seen the gravity of the betrayal and ineptitudeness of the supposed elders, I’m sure any Idoma guy would think twice before helping his fellow Idoma.

For the records, I shall take the pains of bringing to the knowledge of the general public, the answers that have been missing. I volunteer to abreast the public the answers to the questions they have been asking, which has inadvertently painted the Idoma land as the most unfortunate and most underdeveloped nation in comity of nations.

This I shall do in phases – The list of those whose appointments were facilitated by Senator David Mark; the Constituency and personal projects he has so far attracted to Zone C; List of Beneficiaries of David Mark Scholarship Scheme; List of employment into Federal Civil and Public Services as well as list of those he supported greatly in their elections.

In doing this, I shall seek your prayers and solidarity as I embark on this onerous task.
Today, I shall start with the list of Appointments influenced by Sen. David Mark. The list is inexhaustible and I promise to update it as I discover more names at the course of my research work.

Let it also be known that I have never in anyway benefitted anything from the Distinguished Senator and none of my family members is on the list below.
Funingly enough and contrary to the insinuations that Mark only empowered his immediate family members, I have not yet seen anywhere at the course of my research, any name related to Senator Mark amongst the beneficiaries.

Finally, it’s very relevant to our knowledge that each of the appointees below was entitled to influencing appointments and employments of tens of other idoma youths. However, research shows that it was only Comrade Abba Moro, Minister of Interior and Dr. Matthias Oyigeya, Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center, Makurdi that justified their positions as thousands of Idoma Youths were employed under their watch, courtesy Senator David Mark.

List of Appointments influenced by Sen. David Mark
1. Chief Patrick Ogbu – Chairman, NTA
2. Late Chief Enyi Obande – Chairman, Lower Niger Basin Dev. Authority
3. Justice George Uloko – Chairman\Chief Complaints Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission.
4. Engr. Joseph Garba Anebi – Controller-General, Federal Fire Service
5. Prof. Francis Uba – Member, University College Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State
6. Dr. Jerry Agada – Chairman, National Commission for Colleges of Education
7. Prof. James Alachi – Chairman, Federal College of Education, Owerri
8. Prof James Alachi – Coordinator, National Open University of Nigeria, Otukpo Study Center
9. Prof. James Alachi – Chairman, David Mark Scholarship Board
10. Col. Idu Enonche (Rtd) – Chairman, National Institute of Sports, Lagos
11. Maj. Gen Lawrence Onoja (Rtd) – Chairman, National Institute of Sports, Lagos
12. Hon David Idoko – Chairman, Lower Niger River Basin Dev. Authority
13. Comrade Abba Moro – Chairman, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi
14. Dr Isaac Egboja – Chairman, National Veternary Research Institute, Vom
15. Prof. John Idoko – Director-General, NACA
16. Prof . John Obuh – Chairman, NAFDAC
17. Engr Egbe Igoh – Chairman, National Communications Commission
18. Comrade Abba Moro – Minister of Interior
19. Prof. Innocent Uja – Director-General, NMRA
20. Prof Michael Adikwu – VC, University of Abuja
21. Chief Bongos Ikwue – Chairman, National Film Commission
22. Dr. Matthias Oyigeya – Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Center Makurdi
23. Dr. Jerry Agada – Minister of State, Education
24. Chief Emmanuel Ogbile – Chairman, Public Complaints Commission
25. Chief Benson Abounu – Chairman of NTA
26. Ambassador Ogbeh Obande – Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland
27. Prof Shamshudeen Amali – VC, University of Ilorin
28. Mr Sam Odeh – Minister of State, Niger Delta
29. Gen. Geofrey Ejiga – Member, National Conference
30. Prof. Yakubu Ochefu – Member, National Conference
31. Dr. Robinson Elijah – Member, National Conference
32. Arc David Ochai – Member, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi
33. Hon Andrew Odumu – Member Benin-Owena River Basin Dev Authority
34. Rose Ameh – Member, Federal College of Education, Pankshin
35. Barr. John Ochoga – Member, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa
36. Hon. Chief Godwin Ameh Udoh – Member, National Library of Nigeria
37. Hon. Geofrey Okpe – Member, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult, and Non Formal Education
38. Mrs. Joy Agi – Member, Benue State University Governing Council
39. Dr Michael Omojo – Member, Federal University of Agriculture Umudike
40. Dr Michael Omojo – Member, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi
41. Hon Godwin Abu Edo – Member, Border Communities Dev Agency
42. Hon. Mike Inalegwu – Member, Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria
43. Mr. Samuel Ongwatabo – Member, Federal College of Chemical & Leather Technology, Zaria
44. Dr. Jerry Agada – SA to National Chairman Of People’s Democratic Party
45. Barr. Chris Audu War – Member, Legal Aid Council
46. Prof. Elizabeth Amuta – Member, Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru, Zaria
47. Mr. Christopher Abah – Member, Federal College of Education, (SSP) Kontagora
48. Prof Emmanuel Ameh – Chairman, University Teaching Hospital, Jos
49. Ambassador Godwin Agama- Carreer Ambassador (Posting)
50. Hon. Mrs Theresa Ikwue – Member, Nigerian Railway Corporation
51. Hon Comfort Obeya – Member, National Literacy Commission
52. Prof John Uko – Member, Constitutional Conference
53. Hon Joe Ochigbo – Member, National Institute of Nigeria Languages
54. Chief Augustine Ejembi – Member, National Examination Council NECO
55. Chief Augustine Ejembi – Member, Federal College of Education, Okene
56. Prof Ogoh Alubo – Member, Nigerian Universities Commission
57. Alh. Audu Sule – Member, National Insurance Commission
58. Chief John Enyi – Member, Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti
59. Hon. Ulaka Ulaka – Member, Federal College of Education, Okene
60. Chief Reuben Ade – Member, Presidential Task Force on Niger Delta
61. Arc Ojay Iyanya – Member, Governing Council, ABU Zaria
62. Hon Lawrence Edu – Member, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi
63. Hon. Augustine Ikeke
64. Hon Augustine Abe – Member, Nigerian Export Promotion Council
65. Hon. Edor Williams Ogbole – Member, Nigeria Technical Aids Corps
66. Hon Augustine Awodi – Member, Anambra-Imo River Basin Authority
67. Major Agbo (Rtd) – Member, Anamabra –Imo River Basin Dev Authority?
68. Hon. Alex Ineke – Federal Commissioner, National Boundary & Adjustment Commission
69. Princess Igbe Ogiri – Member, National Lottery Commission
70. Barrister Oga Ekwu – Member, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu
71. Chief Ogbeche Onyilo – Member, Lower Niger Basin Dev Authority
72. Prof. Owoicho Akpa – Member, NPEB
73. Prof. Patricia Donli – Member, Education Trust Fund
74. Gen. Geofrey Ejiga (Rtd) – Member, Onne Oil & Gas Free Zone, Port Harcourt
75. Mr. Ajuh Ameh – Member, Sokoto Rima River Basin Dev Authority
76. Hon Adakole Adanu – Member, Nigerian Institute of Oil Palm Research
77. Ms. Alice Ochai – Member, National Centre for Women Development
78. Dr. Teddy Agida – Otubor Okhae Teaching Hospital Irua
79. Prof. Ediga Agbo – Member, Nigerian Educational Research & Development Council
80. Dr. Samson Ode Ichakpa – Member, National Gallery of Arts
81. Late Arch John Ameh – Member, FRCN
82. Dr. Isaac Igoh – Member, Pharmacist Council of Nigeria
83. Dr. Grace Ogwuche – Minister For Special Duties
84. Dr. Christy Ekoja – Member, Code of ConductBureau 85. Dr. Ada Chenge – Managing Director, Lower Benue Development Authority.
(Watch out for part 2)

Compiled by Michael Emiabata