Jonathan's Centenary city conduit pipe for corruption – PDP #Abuja #City

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the centenary city built during President Goodluck Jonathan administration is a blueprint for corruption and dismissed the claim that the centenary city was a public private partnership arrangement.

 

Speaking with newsmen weekend in Abuja, PDP national vice chairman South South, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said a huge chunk of land was given to one man who went to incorporate the centenary city as a free zone, describing it as “crime personified.” Dr. Ojougboh said he had personally wrote a letter to President Jonathan on several occasions concerning the centenary city telling him it is wrong to create a free zone in the city centre, stressing that the issue of centenary city has made some Nigerians to believe that the PDP is a corrupt party.

“Find out. The centenary city is owned by one man and when he come he will start calling names; Abdulsalam Abubakar, this and that. If you go to the Corporate Affairs Commission, you will see the owner of the centenary city. There are two companies owned by one man who was in charge of the office of the SGF. And of course, personally, I severally wrote a letter to Mr. President telling him that this thing is wrong, that you cannot create a free zone in the centre of the city. </p><p>“That if you live in a free zone, you need visa to go in and out, that if you make the centenary city a free zone, you are going to deprive Nigerian industries of income and employment. In Dubai where you have free zones, the land belongs to the government.

 

Today, the certificate of occupancy of the so-called free zone is in bank fold that is what they used to be getting money to be building the free zones. It is such things that people begin to tag PDP as a corrupt party. “Somebody within that office called the SGF had impunity to tell Nigerians lies that the centenary city is a public private partnership arrangement; I mean it is a lie. In fact, huge chunk of land was given to only one man and it didn't stop there. He now went to incorporate the entity as a free zone.</p><p> Where have you ever seen it in this world? It is crime personified. “But we are going to re-build the party and if we don't tell ourselves the truth, we won't be able to rebuild the party. I have told you why the PDP lost the election.</p><p> But as a PDP member, I am telling you that PDP is not corrupt. But what I know is the issue of the centenary city which I know that, that place is a blueprint for corruption and that entity is corrupt. That is what I am saying,” he said. Dr. Ojougboh also questioned the release of over N700 million bailout package for states by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying: “the issue with it is the method of disbursement, did the National Assembly approve it? You see, this is where democracy comes in. Was it appropriated, that bail out? Does it have legal backing? The PDP is a party and is watching.”

Originally published by Dailytrust newspaper on Sunday 12th July Written by By Saawua Terzungwe


POLICE FORTIFY SECURITY AT ALL WORSHIP CENTRES Ban Street Trading/Hawking #Abuja #NPFalert

Nigeria Police Force POLICE FORTIFY SECURITY AT ALL WORSHIP CENTRES *Ban Street Trading/Hawking on Abuja Roads

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon E. Arase NPM, fdc has mandated State Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all Mosques, Churches and other worship centers across the country.

Adequate security has also been ordered for venues where Moslems break-fast in the evenings. Worshipers are advised to be vigilant, and promptly report to the Police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment. In a similar development, a ban has been placed on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads/Highways especially road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups. In the same vein, unauthorized Taxi Parks and Bus Stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja is now prohibited.

Only bus and taxis painted in authorized commercial colours would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja. Violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as Police Units have been directed to enforce the relevant laws in this regards.

CSP ABAYOMI SHOGUNLE DEPUTY FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA. PRESS RELEASE #NPFalert


#Abuja Carnival 2014 is here Nov 24th - 27th

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Abuja Carnival 2014 commences on 

Monday, November 24 with  an exhibition  at the Eagle Square by 10 am, followed by Contemporary Musical Fiesta  by 10 pm of the same day.   

The Street Carnival comes up November 25, procession, begins as early as 8am stretches from Ahmadu Bello Way down to the Eagle Square, where the official opening ceremony and masquerade fiesta will follow. 

Other events lined up for the four-day fiesta include the Royal Durbar and Boat Regatta slated for November 26 also at the Eagle Square.

The official closing ceremony is on November 27 at  Eagle Square from 10 am.

 

 

 


FACTS ABOUT EBOLA - SIMPLE GRAPHIC #ABUJA

Ebola is caused by a virus. The virus spreads between humans by contact with body fluids — such as blood, urine and sweat — or through objects that have been contaminated with infected fluids, like needles. Ebola can’t be spread through air, food or water. The only way to get it is to be in direct contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms. 



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Symptoms of Ebola can include fever, headache, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting and abnormal bleeding. There is no cure. However, early health care including hydration can increase the chance for survival.

The people most at risk for Ebola are health care workers who care for infected patients. 

For more information, read CDC’s Q&A on Ebola.

CULLED FROM http://getreadyforflu.blogspot.com/

THE GET READY TEAM.


European film festival Abuja 2014

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The European Film Festival in Abuja will take place at Silverbird, from the 15th of May to the 24th of May. Admission is free! This is the  schedule  below. 

Thursday 15th May 8.00 pm - El Greco (Greece)

Friday 16th May: 6.00 pm - A horse on the balcony (Austria) 8.00 pm - A bag of Flour (Belgium)

Saturday 17th May: 6.00 pm - Rolli and the golden key (Finland) 8.00 pm - Keep Talking (France)

Sunday 18th May: 6.00 pm - Grabbers (Ireland) 8.00 pm - Sleeping Sickness (Germany)

Monday 19th May: 6.00 pm - The Viceroys (Italy) 8.00 pm - The Marathon (Netherlands)

Tuesday 20th May: 6.00 pm - The Kautokeino Rebellion (Norway) 8.00 pm - Walesa, Man of Hope (Poland)

Wednesday 21st May: 6.00 pm - Profession Kosta Vujic's hat (Serbia) 8.00 pm - Me too (Spain)

Thursday 22nd May: 6.00 pm - The Ice Dragon (Sweden) 8.00 pm - More than Honey (Switzerland)

Friday 23rd May: 6.00 pm - Mommo (Turkey) 8.00 pm - What if (Greece)

Saturday 24th May: 6.00 pm - Little white lies (France) 8.00 pm - The loft (Czech Belgium)

Sunday 25th May: 6.00 pm - Lila Lila (Germany) 8.00 pm - I will get back (Italy)

Monday 26th May: 6.00 pm - The Apostol (Spain) 8.00 pm - The International (Netherlands)


24th World Economic Forum on Africa will take place in #Abuja, Nigeria, on 7-9 May 2014 #WEFA2014

 

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For the 1st time in Abuja, Nigeria  the World Economic Forum on Africa will take place.  the theme this year is "Forging Inclusive Growth, Creating Jobs". More than 900 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia will participate in the meeting on 7-9 May.

Click here for the programme of events 


David Palacios' exhibition opens at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre #Abuja. “Track Changes”

 

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David Palacios' exhibition opens at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre.
“Track Changes” will show a selection of works from his project Art Report (2011-2014).
David Palacios' latest exhibition, “Track Changes”, opens at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. Kicking off with an opening reception on Thursday, May 22nd from 6 to 8 pm, this is a contemporary mixed media art exhibition. Originally Cuban, Palacios currently lives and works between the cities of London (UK) and Abuja (Nigeria).    
 
The exhibition “Track Changes” gathers David Palacios' ideas developed since 2011 as part of his project “Art Report“ in which he juxtaposes art codes with statistical information and news. The exhibitincludes graphics-paintings, digital prints, installations, book-objects and videos that take a critical look at models of representation of the information industry using  visual news agency mechanisms. 
Palacios takes as a reference issues on the global and Nigerian agenda such as the global economy, international investment, oil prices, military spend, social issues and poverty levels and presents them with an interdisciplinary approach, in works that at first glance seem innocuous graphics and reports. 
Over the last few years, the artist has been using his works to illustrate information on social, political and economic issues, and also as a tool for self-reflexion on the limits of representation.
 
 
OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday May 22, 2014
 
TIME
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
ADDRESS
One Memorial Drive
Central Business District
FCT - Abuja
 
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