Jonathan Invites Tambuwal for Talks Over Impeachment Threat

President Goodluck Jonathan wants an immediate end to the cold war between him and the House of Representatives.

He has invited Speaker Aminu Tambuwal for peace talks to iron out their differences.

The duo were scheduled to meet last night at the Presidential Villa for the talks.

The Presidency and the House are locked in a stand-off over alleged slow pace at which the 2012 Budget is being implemented with the Reps, on Thursday, threatening the President with impeachment for the situation.

They gave him up to September to implement it to 100 per cent, failing which “we will begin drafting the article of impeachment.”

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EFCC Dumps Lawan Committee Report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is not making use of the investigative report on the fuel subsidy management conducted by the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee led by Mr. Farouk Lawan.

Investigations show that the EFCC leadership views the Lawan committee’s report, which is enmeshed in a $620,000 bribe controversy involving Lawan and oil magnate, Femi Otedola, as a mere fact-finding exercise lacking the force for prosecution.

The commission believes that the investigation conducted by the ad hoc committee, which revealed the theft of N1.07tn subsidy funds by oil importers and their collaborators, can’t be relied upon to prosecute anybody.

Although the commission, which commenced its independent investigation in April, did not dwell on the House report, it did not dismiss it in its entirety.

The Lawan committee recommended that 72 companies be investigated by “the relevant anti-corruption agencies in order to establish their culpability and to recover the N230.1bn said to have been misappropriated by them.”

SATURDAY PUNCH gathered that the commission was relying on the investigation led by its Director of Operations, Mr. Laolu Adegbite, to bring those indicted in the administration of the subsidy funds to book.

The EFCC team, comprising over 60 operatives, who visited oil installations across the country and other vital oil distribution points, did not focus only on the oil importers as was the case in the House of Representatives’ report.

It is the view of the leadership of the commission that all those found to have played various roles in the issue of the subsidy and whose names came up during the investigations would face prosecution irrespective of whether the person is an importer, or a Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency or the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation worker.

Although the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, said last week that the commission might commence prosecution of indicted oil importers next week, investigations showed that Adegbite and his men were still probing.

However, the commission has gone very far in its investigation and has come up with enough findings to approach the court for prosecution.

“The report was not discussed as an issue, but assurances were given that as soon as the EFCC finishes its assignment, which is very soon, you will begin to see prosecution probably in the next one week.

“So, Nigerians should be rest assured that this is not an issue that will be swept under the carpet.

“We have gone this far because we want a proper and painstaking investigation done so that when we charge people to court, there will be no lapses or loopholes for lawyers to explore,” the AGF had told State House correspondents after a meeting of the three arms of government in Abuja.

source: www.punchng.com

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FG Establishes Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project

Minister of Petroluem, Diezani Madueke and Minister of Environment, Hadiza Mailafiya

The Federal Government on Friday announced the formation of a Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project, HYPREP, in clear furtherance of its commitment to implement the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Assessment Report on Ogoniland.
Speaking at a press conference in her office, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, told journalists that the setting up of HYPREP by Mr. President is in keeping with the Federal Government’s determination to protect the environmental human rights of the people.
The Minister announced that the Project shall implement the recommendations of the UNEP report on Ogoniland as well as investigate, evaluate and establish other hydrocarbon impacted sites and make appropriate recommendations.
“With the establishment of this project, it is expected that all stakeholders, especially the impacted communities, will cooperate fully with Government and grant unfettered access to all impacted sites to ensure complete success,’’ the Minister stated.
She solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders especially community leaders to ensure the effective implementation of the programme.
Also present at the briefing were the Honorable Minister of Environment Mrs. Hadiza Ibrahim Mailafia, the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Engr. Andy Yakubu, the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministries of Petroleum Resources and Finance, the DG National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA as well as some top Management of the NNPC and Petroleum Ministry.

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Fire Ravages Oil Vessel, Fuel Tankers In Port-Harcourt

Barely one week after a tanker fire skidded of the road and busted into flames on the East-West highway at Okogbe in Ahoada West Local Government Area of River State, killing over 100 persons, another incidence of tanker fire has occurred at two different locations, Abuloma waterside and Rumuokehi around Eneka area of the state today.

The fire incident at Ablomma was said to have been caused by a fuel badge at the jetty, resulting to the bursting into flames of an oil vessel at the jetty.

As at the time of this report, official of the National Emergency Management Agency at Abuloma said a there are still battling to put out the fire and prevent it from spreading to other tankers at the jetty.

Five petrol trucks are also said to be on fire at the second location in Eleka area of Port Harcourt which is just a few kilometers away from the Aboluma jetty, in Rumouekehi, but has been successfully put off by a combined team of the fire service and other rescue officials.

The source of the Rumouekehi fire could not be ascertained, but unconfirmed sources said the tankers were set ablaze by men of the JTF because they were being used by bunkerers.

The South-South Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Umesi Emenike, said: “The fire started at about 8am from petroleum products; the first one involved about five tankers which were burnt down while the second was caused by an oil vessel. Our men are still on ground for rescue operations.”

 

In what may have turned out to be another fire disaster, Notwithstanding the recent death of over 100 residents who were scooping petrol from an accidented fuel tanker in the city, residents were seen scooping fuel from the scene of the incidence, but were immediately chased off by men of the Joint Task Force, JTF, which then cordoned off the area. However there are reports by residents of the community that some 26 persons might have died in the tanker inferno.

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As Ramadan Begins, President Jonathan Urges Muslims To Promote Peace And Unity

President Goodluck Jonathan has admonished Muslims faithful in Nigeria to use this annual month long fast of Ramadan, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam to offer special prayers for the peace, stability and progress of the country.

In a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Rueben Abati, the President greets all Muslims in Nigeria as they join the global Islamic community to begin this year’s Ramadan fasting.
While Noting that the Ramadan fast teaches Muslims to practice piety, self-discipline, self-control, sacrifice, tolerance, justice, fairness and empathy for the less fortunate in society, the President calls on all Nigerian adherents of the Islamic faith to reflect on these edifying lessons as they fast and make them a greater part of their daily lives to promote peaceful co-existence and greater unity amongst the diverse groups in Nigeria.
Against the background of recent security challenges in parts of the country, President Jonathan assures the Islamic faithful in the affected areas that every possible effort will be made to ensure that they observe the Ramadan rites of spiritual reflection, supplication, good deeds, charity and worship without hindrance, Abati said.

The President prays that God Almighty will grant the prayers of Nigerians during Ramadan and reward the entire nation with multiple blessings as well as greater peace, security, political stability, unity and faster socio-economic development.

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Reps Threaten To Impeach President Goodluck Jonathan – Premium Times

The face-off between the House of Representatives and President Goodluck Jonathan continued, Thursday, as some lawmakers served Mr. Jonathan a shocking impeachment warning, threatening to remove him from office if the 2012 budget was not fully implemented by September.

The impeachment warning by the Lawmakers followed a motion by Femi Gbajabiamila, the Minority Leader.

Citing an order of privilege, Mr. Gbajabiamila, a member of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), argued that the president was in negligence of his primary duty of implementing the budget which would have addressed the nation’s poor infrastructure.

“The President, by failing to implement the budget as passed by this honourable House, violates the 1999 Constitution and is therefore liable to be impeached under section 143 of the 1999 constitution,” Mr. Gbajabiamila said.

The lawmaker said that while the House should respect the President’s personality, there was need to mete out the penalty, as a deterrent to leaders who flout the laws.

“Therefore, I want to hereby submit, that come September, we will begin to invoke and draw up articles of impeachment of Mr. President,” he declared while receiving a rousing support of members.

Blame Finance Minister

Mr. Gbajabiamila had hardly finished his speech when he was interrupted by Karibo Soalaboye (PDP/Bayelsa), who represents the President’s constituency in the House.

Mr. Soalaboye maintained that budget concerns should be laid at the table of the Ministry of Finance.

The Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, agreed with Mr. Soalaboye and sustained his argument.

Poor budget implementation

The impeachment threat came on the heels of a motion by Albert Sam-Tsokwa (PDP/Taraba) and 20 others on the non-implementation of  budgets by the Executive.

Mr. Sam-Tsokwa described the budget implementation as an annual national failure, saying only 30 per cent of the budget was implemented on average.

The motion was widely debated by 20 Chairmen of key House committees, including the Committees on Appropriations, Finance, Works, Agriculture, Customs, Gas, and Petroleum(Upstream).

Mr. Sam-Tsokwa expressed concern that seven months into the 2012 fiscal year, the implementation of the budget, as reported by the MDAs, indicates that the recurrent expenditure is judiciously implemented, while the capital expenditure is abysmally implemented.

Blame Jonathan for PIB delay

Earlier, Mr. Tambuwal called on Nigerians to hold the President responsible for the eventual delay that the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) may face.

Mr. Jonathan was accused of sending the new PIB to the House on a day the chamber was commencing its annual break. The lawmakers commenced their annual break after Thursday’s sitting and are expected to resume on September 17.

The decision of the President to submit the bill to the lawmakers, a day to their recess, was criticized with some lawmakers suggesting the bill be rejected.

 

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Senate Commences Probe Into N175 Billion Malabu Oil Scam

After weeks of disappearing from public discourse, the controversial N175 billion oil bloc deal in which some top government officials and a local firm, Malabu Oil and Gas were fingered returned to the plate again today as the Senate resolved to commence investigation into the sale of the OPL 245 oil bloc to the firm and the sharing of the slush fund.

The Senate resolution to probe the less transparent deal in which the country’s controversial Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke featured prominently followed a motion sponsored by the Deputy Majority Leader, Abdul Ningi and 46 other senators.

While justifying the need for the probe, Ningi had reminded his colleaques that Nigeria signed up to the Global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in 2003, began implementation in 2004 and took a step further with the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Act 2007, adding that the objective of the Act as contained in Section 2(a and c) of the Act, included ensuring due process and transparency in payments made by all extractive industry companies to the Federal Government and statutory recipients.

The Act, it was also noted, seeks to eliminate all forms of corrupt practices in the determination, payment, receipts and posting of revenue accruing to the federal government from the extractive industry companies. The motion expressed concerns over recent developments as regards “circumstances surrounding a tripartite transaction involving the Federal Governemnt, Shell/Agip as well as Malabu Oil and Gas Limited in respect of Oil Bloc referred to as OPL 245”, as well as “legal and ethical issues surrounding the transaction and pattern of distribution of proceeds to beneficiaries which could make Nigeria a subject of sanctions by EITI if nothing is done to investigate the weighty allegations that appear to have violated the dictates of the global initiative.”

Spirited efforts made by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Water Resources, Senator Heineken Lokpobri from Bayelsa state to shoot down the motion proved abortive. He had argued that the senate should not get involved in an issue it knew little or nothing about.

His words, “I rise to oppose this motion in its root, stem and branches. The Senate as the highest making body should not be made to go on a voyage of this nature. There must be sufficient fact to make Senate decide whether there would be investigation or not. The first issue is whether you can sell what you do not have because the bloc does not belong to the federal government and it cannot sell what it does not have.”

Lokpobiri who appeared desperate not to allow the motion sail through insisted that the controversial oil bloc was allotted to certain individuals by the administration of late General Sani Abacha and later revoked by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo came into power, he purportedly revoked those licences and these companies went to court and the court declared the revocation null and void and as such, the oil blocs were restored to the companies including Malabu Oil and Gas. The truth was that when Obasanjo revoked this, he gave it to Shell in 2002”, he had argued.

Ruling on the opposition to the motion, Senate President, Mr David Mark declared that there was no crime if the Senate decides to investigate the entire transaction with a view to putting the controversy to rest, stressing that “I know close to nothing about oil blocs and what I want to ask is whether there is anything wrong with Senate Committee investigating these facts and bringing them to us.”

With the declaration, the Senate agreed to probe the deal in which billions of naira were said to have been wired into the bank accounts of top government officials using known proxies. The Senate will tomorrow begin its 2012 annual recess and expected to reconvene on September 17.

 

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Gunmen Kill Three In Sharada Area of Kano

Two gunmen riding on a motorbike, Thursday shot dead three people who were playing card game around a public square known as ‘Kwanan Freedom radio’ in Sharada area of Kano city in Kano State, while a fourth person sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

The Kano State police command spokesperson has officially confirmed the killings, while a security operative in the area said several residents have gone into hiding to avoid falling victim of the crossfire that ensures after such attacks.

This attack is coming on the eve of the Ramadan fast which most muslims are already prepared to commence tomorrow.

As at the time of this report, no group has claimed responsibility of the attack, but the dreaded Boko Haram sect have been known to be behind several of such attacks in the North.

 

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N77m Fraud: EFCC Docks Banker

 

Mrs. Nneka Nwilene

Mrs. Nneka NwileneThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, arraigned a banker, Mrs. Nneka Nwilene at the Federal High Court III, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a six count charge of Stealing and Diversion of Funds from customers’ accounts.

Mrs. Nwilene was a former Assistant General Manager of Bank PHB Plc, Trans Amadi branch, Port Harcourt, Rivers State (now Keystone Bank).

Count two of the six count charge against Mrs. Nwilene reads: “That you Nneka Nwilene ‘f’ on or about the 22nd day of February, 2010 while  you were a staff of Bank PHB Plc, Trans Amadi, Port Harcourt, (now Keystone Bank) within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did steal the sum of thirty five million naira (N35,000,000) by fraudulently transferring same from a Platinum Bank account number 0572100177 with the Bank to a Platinum Bank account number 005305000008 in favour of Daba Williams, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383(1) and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Act Cap. C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.

Mrs. Nwilene pleaded not guilty to all the counts, prompting the Prosecuting Counsel, A. Olatunji to urge the court to remand the accused in prison custody pending trial. But the defence counsel, M Onakpoya, made an oral bail application, insisting that the offence which his client is alleged to have committed was bail able.

But Justice Onyetenu in her ruling, ordered the defence counsel to file a formal bail application and serve same to the court before July 24, 2012, being the next adjourned date.

The arrest of Nwilene followed a complaint by Mrs. Victoria Ekezie, a customer with Bank PHB, who requested for her account statements only to discover that the N35, 000,000 (Thirty Five Million Naira) in her fixed deposit account had been liquidated in favour of one Mrs. Daba Williams, without her authorization.

It was later discovered that Mrs. Nwilene had depleted funds from the account of Mrs. Williams, hence she decided to  ‘Rub Peter to pay Paul’, by liquidating the Fixed Deposit Account of the complainant, Mrs. Ekezie to fund the depleted account of Mrs. Williams.

Further investigations into the activities of Nwilene, revealed that she had been pilfering from customers’ accounts successfully and unchecked, due to her elevated position at the bank. Several other discoveries were made, which prompted Mr. Aminu Ibrahim, an Assistant Manager in the Corporate Audit Division of Bank PHB to petition the EFCC on the various unauthorized transactions carried out in customers’ accounts by Mrs. Nwilene which amounted up to N77,810,020.91 (Seventy Seven Million, Eight Hundred and Ten Thousand, Twenty Naira, Ninety One kobo).

Investigation also showed that she remitted part of her loot into one Chelsea Amber Nigeria Company Limited account, a company owned by her.

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Capital Market Probe: EFCC Arraigns Hembe, Azubuogu for Misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday, finally arraigned two members of the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe and Ifeanyi Azubuogu, before an Abuja High Court for two counts of misappropriation and conversion of public funds to personal use.

The charge arose from allegations made against them by the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Arunma Oteh.

The EFCC also called five witnesses against the two lawmakers when the trial commenced after the court had granted them bail.

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How I Was Rigged Out In NBA Election By Govt Hawks – Emeka Ngige

A frontline candidate to the presidency of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA in the just concluded biennial delegates conference of the Bar, Emeka Ngige, SAN has given a graphic details of how federal government hawks rigged him out of the race. In a statement today, Ngige bemoaned the manipulation of the NBA’s electoral process that made it possible for the emergence of Okey Wali as the president of the association.

His statement entitled “PRESS STATEMENT BY CHIEF EMEKA NGIGE, SAN ON THE NBA ELECTIONS HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012 AT ABUJA”, reads in full:

“I am compelled to note serious manipulations and grave anomalies in the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) biennial Delegates Conference that was held in Abuja to elect national officers.

May I state that I was a candidate for the post of president in the said elections. Permit me to further state that the entire process for the elections were marred by irregularities and gross abuse of the electoral process, all aimed to achieve a desired outcome.

It is noteworthy that, given my deep concerns that the electoral process might be rigged to truncate the true wishes of the delegates, I wrote to the General Secretary of the NBA, Mr. Olumuyiwa Akinboro on 28th June 2012 requesting especially for a copy of the Delegates/Voters List.  The letter was duly acknowledged by the Secretariat. The list was never issued to me by the current NBA leadership.

In my bulk messaging alerts to members, I equally raised alarm on several occasions that even 48 hours to the elections, the Delegates List was still shrouded in secrecy. The list was eventually released for public scrutiny barely 24 hours to voting. True to our worries, the displayed list was riddled with serious anomalies, irregularities and contradictions.

Even more worrisome is the fact that the displayed voters’ register totally contradicts the actual voters’ register used for the elections. A few examples will suffice.

  1. 1. The National Executive Committee (NEC) list was manipulated to include non-NEC members and even those who are constitutionally disqualified from being NEC members. For example, Mrs. Ranti Bosede Daudu and Mr. Paul “Tunde” Daudu, wife and son respectively of the incumbent NBA President, J. B. Daudu (NBA), were smuggled in as ‘NEC members’ without the mandatory approval by NEC as required by the NBA Constitution. In fact, Mr. Tunde Daudu is less than 10 years at the Bar and is therefore disqualified from becoming a NEC member.
  1. 2. The total figures of delegates for some branches perceived to be favourable to the adjudged winner of the presidential election were reduced in the displayed voters’ register to avoid being queried by other aspirants while the actual voters’ register used for the elections was padded with additional names to favour the adjudged winner of the presidential race. An example is Port Harcourt Branch which had only 27 members on the displayed list while additional 15 names were added into the actual voters’ register to bring the Port Harcourt list to a whooping 42.
  1. 3. Names of deceased persons from Port Harcourt branch were added to the voters’ register. Examples are Chief Nwobidike Nwanodi, SAN and Chief C. A. B. Akparanta, SAN, both deceased.
  1. 4. Some members included as NEC members under the “special interest groups” category are constitutionally disqualified from being NEC members by virtue of the mandatory minimum 10-year post-call requirement for membership. For example, while Mr. Chidi Ezenwafor was called to the Bar on 21st May, 2008 (a mere five years at the Bar), Mr. Monday Adjeh was called to the Bar in November 2005. Their inclusion violates Section 9(a)(v) of the NBA Constitution.
  1. 5. Some names were duplicated in the voters’ register, giving room for impersonation of such candidates – moreso when the pictures of some of the duplicated delegates were missing from the list. Instances include names such as Mr. Dele Oye who appeared under Category F/Co-opted NEC Members and Abuja Branch as well as Mr. Anthony Ani who appeared under Category F/Co-opted NEC Members and Category E/Benchers.
  1. 6. Some branches whose delegates were perceived to be favourable to my candidacy had their number of delegates slashed without any explanation and without an opportunity to query such arbitrariness.
  1. 7. Some delegates who were perceived to be favourably disposed to my candidacy could not find their names on the voters’ register.
  1. 8. The voters’ register was padded with strange names, moreso when such names were bereft of accompanying photographs.
  1. 9. The displayed voters’ register was not properly numbered, leading to certain tranches of numbers missing from the list. For example, numbers 31 to 39, 85 to 90 and 178 to 180 were missing from the displayed voters’ register, giving rise to posers on what might have happened.

It is apparent from the foregoing that the voters’ register was grossly manipulated to favour the presumed winner of the presidential election. It is indeed highly unfortunate that the Daudu Administration cannot conduct a successful, free and fair election for mere ‘1471’ delegates.

Given the gross and programmed irregularities that attended the delegates election, the NBA has been placed in a most difficult and uncomfortable position in its mission to promote the rule of law. What moral right has the NBA leadership now or in the future to criticize government in the event of electoral malpractices? It is now apparent that NBA’s programmes aimed to effect electoral reforms are a mere charade aimed to hoodwink the unwary.

I have been under immense pressure from my supporters, stakeholders and concerned Nigerians to pursue legal redress towards asserting the will of the electorate. While I respect such position, moreso as this will check a recurrence, I believe that this line of action may throw the NBA into serious crisis and distraction, reminiscent of the 1992 crises. The NBA is bigger than all of us. I have decided to take the moral highground than descend into the arena of malfeasance with my traducers and persons bent on turning the NBA into their personal patrimony and oligarchy.

I must however warn of the grave dangers ahead if urgent steps are not taken by all NBA members from reclaiming our cherished association from these hawks. The NBA must remain a voice for the voiceless masses of our people; it must be wrested from the conniving clique so as to act as a bulwark against tyranny and oppression. I am ready and willing to be a part of this movement, even as I call on the incoming NBA presidency to urgently initiate electoral reforms towards ensuring that our elections reflect the real wishes of the delegates. This is the least it should do, being a beneficiary of a grossly flawed process.

Permit me to note that I have no grudges whatsoever with my brother silk, Mr. Okey Wali, SAN. My concerns are entirely against the way and manner the electoral process was mindlessly manipulated by the outgoing leadership.

I thank my numerous supporters for their unflinching confidence and trust. Let me assure you all that the struggle continues. You can always count on me.

Thank you and God bless our NBA.

SIGNED

Chief Emeka Ngige, SAN

IKEMBA N’ALOR

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The Future Awards 2012 Full Nominees List

As always, it’s the most anticipated list this year! The Future Awards, described by the World Bank as “The Nobel Prize for Young Africans”, after unveiling its spectacular Young Person of the Year nominees earlier this week, has now released the full Nominees List for all 21 categories.

Voting begins immediately! The voting numbers are 33120 (All networks) for Nigeria, and 1523 (Expresso & MTN), 1910 (Airtel) for Ghana. You can also vote on www.ynaija.com/thefutureawards. According to the organisers, voting takes only 50% of the second stage of judging, so winners are not selected by voting popularity – there is a 4-stage judging process involving a Board of Judges and an Independent Audit Committee. There is also a one-week period for members of the public to make complaints about any of the nominees to the awards Central Working Committee (CWC). Please send complaints to info@thefuturenigeria.com.
All the nominees will be celebrated at an invitation-only media and VIP Nominees Reception on Saturday, 4 August 2012 – where they will also be inducted into the elite The Future Alumni Network. The Reception is also a yearly charity fundraiser – and this year, the event will be raising money for the Down Syndrome Association of Nigeria, a pioneering advocacy platform for children with Down’s Syndrome.
“Though there were remarkable difficulties in getting young leaders and entrepreneurs closer to 20 than 30, but we are excited to have yet arrived at an inspiring run-down of young Nigerians,” said Chude Jideonwo, who is executive director of The Future Project. “We gave ourselves the tough task of finding innovators, entrepreneurs and the kinds of young people you don’t always hear about, which is the essence of The Future Awards and we are as always, incredibly proud of the nominees we have.”
Profiles of the nominees will be published on the official website www.thefuturenigeria.com and on www.facebook.com/thefutureawards by July 31, 2012. Let the race begin!
THE FUTURE AWARDS 2012 NOMINEES LIST

 

CHANGE
Best Use of Advocacy
  1. Ferdinand Adimefe (Interface Foundation)   28
  2. Olumide Makanjuola (The Initiative for Equal Rights)  25
  3. Orode Jade Uduaghan (Pink Pearl Cancer Foundation) 22
  4. Adamma Umeofia (WeBuilt: Nigeria)   20
  5. Chizoba Imoka (Unveiling Africa Foundation)  25
  6. Esther Agbarakwe (Nigerian Youth Climate Coalition) 28
  7. Priscilla Usiobaifo  (Brave Heart Initiative)   28
  8. Babafemi Oyediran (Rural Enterprise Development
Project)        29
Best Use of New Media
  1. Japheth Omojuwa       28
  2. Gidi Traffic        22
  3. Ediong Umoh       25
  4. #OccupyNigeria
  5. #SaveOke
  6. Seun Fakuade (Beacons)                29
  7. Nmachi Jidenma        24
  8. Wale Adetula       27
CREATIVITY
Creative Artist Of The Year
  1. Obi Somto (Photographer)     23
  2. Bayo Omoboriowo (Photographer)    25
  3. Chibundo Onuzo (Writer)     21
  4. Bobo Omotayo (Writer)      29
  5. Imole Balogun (Photographer)    23
  6. Remi Adegbite (Photographer)    30
  7. Onyeka Nwelue (Writer)     30
  8. Mohammed Abbagana (Painter)     26
Designer of the Year
  1. Adebisi Anita (Ms Makor)      23
  2. Kola Kudus (Kola Kudus)      30
  3. Olorunyomi Omoniyi Makun (Yomi Casuals)  27
  4. Toluwaloju Olowofoyeku (Toju Foyeh)   23
  5. Osakwe Amaka (Maki Oh)     26
  6. Rukky Ladoja/Obi Obi/Tola Ayanwale (Grey)  27/29/27
  7. Ugonna Omeruo (House of Nwocha)    28
  8. Akpos Okudu (Akpos Okudu)     25
EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE
Public
  1. Akin Rotimi  (Ekiti State Governor’s Office)  31
  2. Banks Omisore (National Assembly)    29
  3. Chime Asonye (The Presidency)    26
  4. Ohimai Amaize (Ministry of Sports)    31
  5. John Gomiluk Otokwala (Securities and Exchange Commission)        28
  1. Adaeze Nnamani (Ministry of National Planning) 31
  2. The Corper (National Youth Service Corps)  All ages
  3. Hadiza Abdullahi (The Presidency)    31
Journalism
  1. Chiemelie Ezeobi (Thisday)     24
  2. Tolu Ogunlesi (NEXT/Forbes Africa)   29
  3. Alkasim Abdulkadir (CNN)     31
  4. Toyosi Ogunseye (The Punch)    29
  5. Oluyinka Ezekiel Adeparusi (National Mirror)  30
  6. Tomi Oladipo (BBC)      27
  7. Barnabas Hunjo (Radio Nigeria)    28
  8. Elo Nkereuwem (NEXT/Premium Times)   31
Corporate
  1. Adim Isiakpona (Marketing Manager, HP)   27
  2. Seyi Ogunro (Associate, Banwo & Ighodalo)  29
  3. Aneto Okonkwo (Manager, Google)    27
  4. Ngozi Nkwoji (Senior Brand Manager, NB Plc)  30
  5. Tomiwa Adesida (Head of CSR, Sahara Group)  32
  6. Tomijogun Ogunlesi (Campus Brand Manager, Reckitt
Benckiser)         28
  1. Kayode Jegede (General Manager/Head of Facility
Management, Deux Project)     30
  1. Tokini Peterside (Communication Manager, Moet
Hennessy)        24
INNOVATION
Science and Technology
  1. Ahmed Mukoshy (Yrn.me)     23
  2. Nnoduka Eruchalu (Ploggin.com)    22
  3. Olumide Adewunmi (Gidilounge)    27
  4. Zubair Abubakar (Nigerian Constitution BlackBerry App)         32
  1. Chinwe Njokwu (Novel designs for microwave antennas using
Nanomaterials)        27
  1. Seun Onigbinde (BudgIT)     26
  2. Femi Alade (Pliris Mobile)     30
  3. Raheem Temitope Bello (geoUtil, a solution for 70%
current household energy consumption)   19
Education
  1. Gossy Ukanwoke (Beni Online University)   24
  2. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji (Bookneto)     21
  3. Tosin Jegede (One Child, One Book)    31
  4. Adebayo Adegbembo (ASA)     29
  5. Otto Orondaam (Slum to School Project)   26
  6. Desiree Craig (Efiko)        23
  7. Tolulope Sangosanya (Love on the Streets)  30
  8. Obinna Okwodu (Robotic teaching in secondary
schools)        21
ENTERPRENEURSHIP
General
  1. Oyigoye Doyle (Nylahs Catering)    30
  2. Kola Oyeneyin (Venia Business Hub)   31
  3. Titus and Tobias Igwe (Speadmeals Mobile Kitchen)  24
  4. Aisha Maina (Aquarian Consult)     31
  5. Ayodele Arigbagbu (Dada Books)    32
  6. Osaru Alile & Lape Caxton-Onakoya (Caxton-Alile) 30
  7. Ola Orekunri (Flying Doctors Nigeria)   26
  8. Ladi Delano  (Bakrie Delano Africa)     30
Agriculture
  1. Ajo Kunnuho John (Animal husbandry)   29
  2. Omoteso Sogo Ayodele (Piggery/Fishery/Poultry) 27
  3. Tochukwu Onyemelukwe (Jaeet Nigeria Limited) 30
  4. Olukayode Adeoye (Whails and Chase)   32
  5. Ayodeji Adeyinka Adeoye (Irewolede Farms)  30
  6. Fawolu Taiwo (Abivict Farms)    28
  7. Olusola Amusan (Olusola Amusan Company)  22
  8. Zechariah Obasola (Crop farming)    30
Media/Communication
  1. Julie Odia (WOW)       31
  2. Adaora Mbelu (Innovation Factory)    26
  3. Uyi Omokaro (DM2)      30
  4. Bobby Taylor (Bobby Taylor Consulting)   30
  5. Komolafe Adesola  (Media Insight)    30
  6. Samuel Olatunji (Big Sam Media)    30
  7. Uche Pedro (BainStone)      27
  8. Funmilade Alalade (Elev8)     28
Entertainment
  1. David Adeleke (HKN)      20
  2. Keke Hammond (Flytime Productions)   30
  3. Tana Adelana (Tana Adelana Productions)  28
  4. Emmanuel Dole Onoja (Delphino Entertainment) 28
  5. Don Jazzy (Mo-Hits/Mavin Records)    30
  6. Cobhams Asuquo (CAMP)     31
  7. Mamah Nwanchukwu (Ape Planet)    28
  8. Clarence Peters (CAPital Dreams Pictures)  29
Technology
  1. Ayodeji Adewunmi/Opeyemi Awoyemi/Olalekan  28/24/28
Olude (Jobberman)
  1. Ajibola Modupe (OTG Playa LLC)     29
  2. Jason Njoku (Iroko Partners)      31
  3. Eno Essien (Rheycrak)      30
  4. Bode Pedro (Veda Technology)    29
  5. Kayode Disu (IISA)       29
  6. Temi Kolawole (Antigravity)      27
  7. Femi Alade (Pliris Mobile)      30
ENTERTAINMENT
On Air Personality of the Year (Radio)
  1. Oladotun Kayode (Cool FM)     28
  2. Twitwi (Wazobia FM)      32
  3. Toke Makinwa (Rhythm FM)     26
  4. Maltida Duncan (Rhythm FM, Abuja)   31
  5. Tolu “Toolz” Oniru (Beat FM)     30
  6. Nike Adewuyi (Splash FM, Ibadan)    27
  7. Lorenzo Menakaya (Lion FM, Enugu)   26
  8. Mazino (Smooth FM)      30
On Air Personality of the Year (TV)
  1. Dolapo Oni (Studio 53/Mnet)     28
  2. Denrele Edun (Channel O)     28
  3. Uti Nwanchukwu (Jara/Mnet)     30
  4. Ill Rymz (Nigerian Idol)      27
  5. Andre Blaze (Nigezie)      29
  6. Adams Ibrahim (Soundcity)     24
  7. Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere (Silverbird TV)   25
  8. Maupe Ogun (Channels TV)     29
Musician of the Year
  1. Davido        19
  2. Wizkid        22
  3. Tim Godfrey       31
  4. Ice Prince        26
  5. Flavour        29
  6. Naeto C        30
  7. MI         30
  8. Bez         29
Actor of the Year
  1. Ini Edo        30
  2. Tonto Dike        26
  3. OC Ukeje        31
  4. Ivie Okujaye       26
  5. Gideon Okeke        29
  6. Ramman Hassan       30
  7. Kabirah Mojisola Kafidipe     31
  8. Lala Akindoju       25
Producer of the Year Music
  1. D’tunes        22
  2. SamKlef        27
  3. DJ Klem        28
  4. Jesse Jagz        28
  5. Ikon         29
  6. Fliptyce        30
  7. Legendary Beats       23
  8. J Sleek         24
Producer of the Year Screen
  1. Clarence Peters       29
  2. Victor Sanchez Aghahowa     29
  3. Onye Ubanatu       31
  4. Ishaya Bako       26
  5. Ladi Odebunmi       21
  6. Adeola Oloyede       32
  7. Anietie James Ekins      27
  8. Deji Adeniyi       31
YOUNG PERSON OF THE YEAR
  1. Bankole Wellington [Banky W] (Musician/Entrepreneur/Activist)         31
  1. Dapo Oyebanjo [D’banj] (Musician/Entertainment Entrepreneur)        32
  1. Jason Njoku (Media Entrepreneur)     30
  2. Peter and Paul Okoye [Psquare] (Musician/Entertainment Entrepreneur)        31
  1. Linda Ikeji (Blogger/Media Entrepreneur)    31
  2. Chinwe Njoku (Scientist)      26
  3. Idris Akinbanjo (Journalist)       30
  4. Raheem Temitope Bello  (Scientist)     19

*Note that, due to the adjusted The Future Awards calendar (it was moved from its traditional January to August, the period in review is October 2010 – May 2012. Nominees who were still 31 years as at March 2011 (six months into the period in review) are therefore eligible

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