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BREAKING: Mark, Ayu, Anyim, Wabara, Gana, 23 Other Elders Wade Into PDP Crisis




A former Senate President David Mark and 27 other elders have opted to wade in the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).




They said they will soon meet with PDP Governors, the Board of Trustees, and the National Working Committee (NWC) to find lasting solutions to the fundamental matters arising.



But they have appealed to all party organs, officers, and members to remain calm.



The 28 wise elders made the plea in a statement which they jointly signed in Abuja.



The elders are Mark, ex-Senate Presidents Anyim Pius Anyim and Adolphus Wabara; former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu; former Deputy Speaker Austin Opara; ex-Minister Jerry Gana; ex-Governors Sule Lamido, Ibrahim Danmkwambo, and Olagunsoye Oyinlola; ex-National Chairman, Okwesilieze Nwodo; ex-Ministers Odion Ugbesa and Hajiya Zainab Maina, Senators Biodun Olujimi and Zainab Kure.



Others are a former National Chairman of PDP Sen. Ahmed Makarfi; a former Chief of Staff Mike Ogiadomhe; Senate Minority Leader Eyinnaya Abaribe; Sen. Helen Esuene; Sen. Agboola Hosea and Hajiya Adiza Adodo.



The statement said: “In view of recent developments at the National Secretariat of our great party, we have resolved to issue this press statement urging all party organs, party officers and party members to remain calm, faithful and orderly, as we proceed with urgent consultations and initiatives to resolve the contending issues.



“We wish to firmly reassure aggrieved stakeholders that we intend to be thorough, objective, creative, and balanced in our efforts to find lasting solutions to the fundamental matters arising.

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” Towards this end, we have initiated moves to urgently meet with our Governors, the Board of Trustees, the National Working Committee, and other critical stakeholders.



Since we all share the legitimate desires of our loyal members to offer a credible, effective and productive alternative, we have no doubt that we shall soon find positive, appropriate, pragmatic, and lasting solutions to the problems facing the party.



“We shall emerge from this crisis stronger, better, and more united. This is only a temporary challenge.”



The elders assured the PDP will overcome its challenges and provide leadership qualities for Nigerians.



The statement added: “We assure all Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party is resolute in providing qualitative leadership, sound programs, effective implementation strategies, and hope generating solutions to our national problems.



” On behalf of the elders and founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party, we wish to use this medium to thank all Party Members and supporters across Nigeria and in diaspora for their commitment, loyalty and strong support.”

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Nude Video: Son Of Gov Tambuwal’s Special Adviser, Two Others Get Four-year Jail Term




Aminu Hayatau Tafida, a son of the Special Adviser on Social Investments to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, and two others have been sentenced to four years and six-month imprisonment.



Those sentenced alongside Aminu are Umar Abubakar and Masaud Abubakar Gidado.



The trio were handed an option of N400,000 fine each, including compensation for alleged circulation of an 18-second nude video, in a case that has suffered several adjournments.




Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Shu’aibu Ahmad of the Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto, said the prosecuting counsel had proved his case beyond any reasonable doubts and as such, the three accused persons were convicted for the very offenses put forward before them.




While citing Section 209 ACJN of Sokoto 2019, Shu’aibu, however, gave opportunity to counsels to the defendants to make any other submission before reading his sentences.




On the strength of that, counsels to all the defendants separately but unanimously said they did not intend to call any other witness. They, however, pleaded that justice should be tempered with mercy on grounds that all the defendants were youths who had the future before them and first-time offenders; hence the need to consider option of fine as well.




“We are appealing to this honorable court to show leniency in its sentence, more so that they have all shown remorsefulness over their actions. We are, therefore, appealing that other options should also be considered as sentencing convicts is no longer a fashion this time around.

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“If in case this court so wish to sentence them, the court should be liberal taking into cognisance the economic hardship being faced this time around, we so appeal,” they stated.



In his sentence, the presiding magistrate, Shuaibu Ahmad, said he had taken into consideration the fact that the defendants were first-time offenders, and that he will therefore be lenient but give maximum sentence.




Shu’aibu said, for the offences of indecent act which goes contrary to Section 171 of Sokoto State Penal Code, the defendants are sentenced to pay a fine of N200,000 each ,whose default will lead to two-year imprisonment.



He said for the offence of sharing and sale of obscene book, the defendants are sentenced to pay 50,000 each, for whose default will lead to two- year imprisonment.




Shu’aibu further said that, for the offence of abatement, Section 48 of the Sokoto Penal Code provides N50,000 naira or conviction for six months in the case of default.



Shu’aibu also said that each of the defendants is to pay N100,000 compensation to the complainant.



Reacting to the development, both the prosecutor, ASP Simon Sule; and the complainant said they were satisfied with the judgment, and, according to them, the pronouncements will serve as deterrence to others.

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Jumia’s Capacity Training Helps Improve Our Operations – Logistics Partner




Strategic partnerships with SMEs is one of the major ways e-commerce brands in Nigeria Jumia are driving the reach and penetration of online services across the country.

One of such partnerships is with small scale logistics companies.

For these SMEs, the collaboration comes with more benefits beyond sales and access to wider customers.

Julius Anokhaoya, owner of Airground Arena is one of the logistics partners of Africa’s e-commerce market leader, Jumia in Edo State. Explaining how his firm is benefiting from their partnership with Jumia, Julius said the e-commerce company invests in capacity building for staff which helps improve the quality of service delivery to customers.

“The e-commerce education Jumia is doing through its JForce agents is helping to increase the awareness for more people to order online in our communities. We even have to deliver to UNIBEN, Uselu, Technical, Five Junction and the rest. To help us improve our operations, Jumia also invests in training our dispatch riders every quarter on how to deliver a better experience to our customers. This is amazing,” he explained.

Speaking further, Julius stated that the alliance has helped in terms of upscaling of the business and improvement of lives in the host community.

He said: “The greatest benefit of our partnership with Jumia is the impact on our local communities. We started five years ago with five staff and six delivery vans. Now we have 15 staff and over 10 vans. A lot of our staff who started with us five years ago are doing well for themselves. Some are married now, others have created small businesses on the side. Some have grown from being an operator to managing hubs within Benin City. We used to deliver 500 packages in a week, but now we deliver 2000 packages per week.”

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There are over 200 unique logistics companies (ranging from individual entrepreneurs to large companies) registered within the Jumia integrated network of logistics partners who provide support to Jumia in ensuring that packages are delivered to big cities, secondary cities and rural areas within the country.

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Tinubu Set To Return To Nigeria





The Chairman of Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Adebayo Olasoju says All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu will return to Nigeria Very Soon.



Olasoju gave the hint Friday evening after visiting the former Lagos Governor in London.



The LG chair and Fuji legend, Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (K1 De-Ultimate) met Tinubu.



Olasoju assured that the renowned politician is in a sound condition of health, adding that he will be back any moment from now.



Our leader is hale and hearty and we can expect him back in the country soon”, he said.



Reportedly interested in running for the 2023 presidency, Tinubu has been in the United Kingdom since July recuperating after a surgery.



The Jagaban of Borgu has received President Muhammadu Buhari and other prominent political leaders including governors and lawmakers.



Before his recent trip, Tinubu was abroad in June and flew to Nigeria as rumours of his death spread.




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