Vanguard Newspaper 14 February 2018
10 — VANGUARD, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 :Vanguard News :@vanguardnews :@vanguardnews NEWS HOTLINES: 08052867023, 08052867058 2019: APC'll remain ruling party — TINUBU By Johnbosco Agbakwuru A BUJA—NATIONAL leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday boasted that the party would still win the 2019 presidential election. Asiwaju Tinubu who spoke after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, also told former President Olusegun Obasanjo and ex-military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd) who recently advised President Buhari not to contest the 2019 election to go home and enjoy their retirement. The former Lagos State governor accompanied by the pioneer chairman (interim) of APC, Chief Bisi Akande, said the concern of every Nigerian now was how to build a formidable country. Fielding question on the chances of the APC to win the 2019 presidential election, he said: “You are asking me an obvious question. I belong to this party. My commitment is for this party. We have a better chance and we are strongly determined to prosecute the election in the most transparent, democratic manner and we will win.” •Tells Obasanjo, IBB to enjoy their retiree club VISIT: From left: Mrs Olusola Taiwo, Deputy Manager, HR/Admin; Mrs Olubukola Lanipekun-Lawal, Manager, HR/Admin, both of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited; Mr. Shola Giwa, member, Lagos State House of Assembly representing Lagos Island Constituency 2; Mrs Olufola Wiltshire, Group Head, HR/Admin, FSDH Merchant Bank Limited and Mr Taiwo Olatunji, Manager, Investment Banking, FSDH Merchant Bank Limited, during a courtesy visit by the lawmaker to FSDH head office in recognition of the bank's partnering with Lagos State in the rehabilitation of schools. On his appointment by President Buhari to head the reconciliation committee of the APC, Tinubu said: “Well, l feel greatly honoured with the mutual confidence that the president has reposed in me which is equally a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest. I was honoured and with the mutual confidence that the president has reposed in me which is equally a very strong political challenge. We have started in earnest, he has given me free hand to put cohesion, confidence and trust in the party. Democracy is about conflict resolution mechanism, it is a process, you can’t do it without resolving conflict. We can’t build it without understanding the conflict and the sources of where we are coming from. “But we want to leave a country with legacy not about Mr President. That is what he is telling the nation, it is about our country and there is no other choice to a democratic fineness than through political party platforms. ''That is what we are talking about legacy and By Nwafor Sunday THE National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe has reeled out reasons for immediate replacement of Tony Nwoye in the green chamber by Chinedu Obidigwe, the Special Adviser to Governor Willie Obiano on Political matters come 2019 general election. One of his reasons for the call is what he termed ‘gross incompetence’ of Tony Nwoye and his inability to represent the people of Anambra east and west constituency properly in the green chamber. Obigwe disclosed this in a statement he issued in Awka on Sunday. According to him, “Chinedu Obidigwe, Akaoma jide aku olue where we are from, all those challenges, what we should do and I am enjoying the challenges so far.” Commenting on Chief Obasanjo and General Babangida advising President Buhari not to contest the election, he said, “I don’t address those shadows. The question is, we should let our former presidents enjoy the retirees’ club and take their pensions, but participate in our politics if they are interested because it is a free world. This freedom is not served a la-carte, it is taking but we should be allowed to move our country forward, it is a challenge to every Nigerian.” Nwoye, a mistake Obidigwe'll correct — APGA CHIEFTAIN umu ogbenye aka, will answer his people’s call to salvage them from the suffocating grip of their current representative that has not made any meaningful impact in their lives.” Speaking further, he alleged that Nwoye’s inability to call back RCC to finish Umunya axis of the Enugu/Onitsha expressway project abandoned immediately after the governorship election held in November 2017 as another instance of Nwoye’s failed representation “Tony Nwoye used the Umunya axis of Enugu/ Onitsha expressway project to score cheap political points during the November gubernatorial election and equally stripped off Oseloka Henry Obaze’s merited 2nd position in the election,” he said. Foundation holds seminar on sickle cell disorder LAGOS—IN a bid to improve knowledge of Nigeria healthcare practitioners on current management of sickle cell disorder, the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, SCFN, will next week organize a seminar for doctors and nurses from all the geo-political zones of Nigeria in Lagos. The seminar billed to hold 20 through 22 March, 2018 at the National Sickle Cell Centre, opposite the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi-Araba, Lagos, is designed to update the practitioners on the current skills and management techniques essential for the care of people with SCD. The National Director and Chief Executive Officer, SCFN, Dr. Annette Akinsete, in a statement, noted that sickle cell anaemia was the commonest genetic disorder in the world and most prevalent in tropical Africa. “Nigeria, by virtue of her large population has the greatest number of affected persons. One in 4 Nigerians (25 percent) has the sickle cell gene. In other words, over 40 million Nigerians are healthy carriers of the sickle cell gene and over 150,000 Nigerian children are born each year with sickle cell anaemia. ''This is by far the largest burden of SCD anywhere in the world and most of these children would die in childhood from ignorance and lack of access to appropriate care. Hence, the importance of this seminar cannot be overemphasised. “The objectives of the proposed seminar are to recognise the clinical features of patients with L A G O S — ELECTRICITY consumers in Awoyaya area in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, have bemoaned the poor power supply to the community in the last few days. They complained that the irregular electricity supply has compounded their socio-economic situations. Speaking on behalf of the residents of Old container area of Awoyaya in Ibeju Lekki, simply identified Mr. Fred, they described the electricity supply in the area as disappointing, lamenting that: “Electricity supply here SCD, acute and chronic complications of patients with SCD, outline a plan for the management of the complications of patients with SCD, appreciate the roles of prophylactic measures in the preventive care of people with SCD. It will also appreciate the role of genetic counseling in the management of SCD and recognise the need for psychological intervention in the management of SCD.” She said the seminar which would be residential, would attract a subsidised course fee of N15, 000, stressing that the “fee covers all course materials and lunch. Participants will have to make arrangements for their accommodation & lodging. Participation is limited and timely application is advised to avoid disappointments. Also, applicants should state personal details, postal & e-mail addresses, telephone numbers (mobile), educational attainment, occupation, employer, likely sponsor (e.g. self or institution), any experience of working with affected persons and reasons for wanting to undergo the training.” She announced that the submission of the applications with Curriculum vitae and credentials should be received by Friday February 23, 2018 and should be addressed to: The National Director Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria, National Sickle Cell Centre, opposite Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Ishaga Road, Idi-Araba, P.O.Box 3463, Surulere, Lagos or by E m a i l : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or call 0810002001, 0810002003 and 08035846666. Consumers decry poor power supply in Awoyaya is frustrating. For the past weeks, we have been forced to live in darkness without any explanation. It has really affected the socioeconomic activities here because there is no business that can strive in darkness. We believe the transformer is bad and in need of replacement else the problem will be far from over if repaired again.” On the power situation, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, called for calm, as the company was putting in place structures to tackle the crisis.
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