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Dele Momodu reacts to closure of Nigerian-owned shops in Ghana, pledges to provide palliatives to affected traders

\"\"Journalist and chairman of Ovation Media group, Dele Momodu, has reacted to the recent closure of some shops owned by Nigerian businessmen and women in Ghana by some Ghanaian authorities. In a statement released, Momodu said the closure of shops of Nigerians in an African country makes a mess of the Black Lives Matter campaign which has engulfed the world in recent times. He pledge to give palliatives for the displaced Nigerian businessmen and women in the spirit of brotherliness. He called on all well-meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the affected traders. Read his statement below“I note with sadness the viral videos of Nigerian investors being flogged and thrown out of their shops in Ghana. As an avowed pan-Africanist and a fanatical disciple of former Ghanaian President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, I have become traumatized about the future of Africa. The Osagyefo must be seething with anger and rage in his grave, if he could see how Africans are treating themselves at this time and age.“Just imagine that this is coming at a momentous period when the world is campaigning that BLACK LIVES MATTER, but Nigerians are being kicked around like football by our closest Brothers and friends. And what is the excuse for this act? An incredibly brutal “Law” which stipulates that foreign small-scale traders must invest $1 million in the Ghanaian economy. How many companies in the world started business with such a stupendous amount? If the Europeans and Americans had promulgated such Laws against Nigerians and Ghanaians living abroad, many of us would have accused them of racism and discrimination. What is worse, some of these traders actually have their valid papers and registered long before the coming of this atrocious requirement by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, but the Law enforcers blatantly refused to listen to the cries of these hardworking but hapless traders.“Another excuse is that they claimed Nigeria shut its borders against neighboring countries. While I agree that the decision to shut our borders is regrettable, this has nothing to do with Ghana. No Ghanaian has been asked not to do business in Nigeria. No Ghanaian has been asked to invest any compulsory amount of money before setting up shops in Nigeria. We make immigrants totally welcome here. I once intervened on behalf of a Ghanaian couple when their factory was going to be demolished amongst some illegal structures in Agbara Estate. I had to call the then Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who exempted the Ghanaians on the compassionate grounds that they were Ghanaian investors in Nigeria.Nigerians and Ghanaians have been too interwoven and inter-marrying for ages, including the current President of Ghana, the great Nana Akufo-Addo who was once an in-law of Nigeria. His cousin, Adelaide Ofori-Atta, was married to Chief Sammy Oluseun Olagbaju, a prominent Nigerian Businessman who died in 2016. Myma Adwowa Belo-Osagie, Princess Abba Folawiyo, Mrs Edith Korantema Koranteng Fajemirokun, are amongst many Ghanaian women married to prominent Nigerian families.My personal love for Ghana, and respect for Ghanaians, has never been in doubt. I have been the Chief Promoter of Ghana to the world in the past 25 years. I once worked closely with The Hon. Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, of blessed memory, Ghana’s Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations in the cabinet of President John Agyekum Kufuor. Ovation International magazine was instrumental in showcasing the pristine beauty of Ghana to a global audience at the time. Many Nigerian companies started expanding their operations to Ghana, based on the positive stories we sold to the world, especially Nigeria. Today, Nigerians control huge investments in Banking, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Retail, Entertainment, Education, Hospitality, Tourism, Medicals, Aviation, Shipping, Transportation, Textiles, Churches, etc.I’m saddened that all our efforts of those days are about to be wasted by this latest imbroglio.“I have reached out, and obtained the full names and phone contacts of the Nigerian traders mostly affected by this unfortunate and unnecessary incidents. Each of them will receive my humble widow’s mite, with no strings attached and no political motives whatsoever. My motivation is just the fact that we should be our Brother’s keepers at all times.I implore men and women of good conscience to stand up and intervene speedily in this matter. God bless The Federal Republic of Nigeria and The Republic of Ghana.”LIST OF NIGERIAN TRADERS AFFECTED BY THE FORCEFUL CLOSURE OF SHOPS IN ACCRA, GHANA1. CHUKWUEMEKA IHEJIRIKA2 PAUL OKECHUKWU3 JUSTINE IKECHUKWU NWACHUKWU4 BLESSING UGWUOKE5 CHINEDU MBANUGO VALENTINE6 LOVETH CHUKWUEMEKA7 JOHNSON ARINZE8 PAULINK GLOBAL DIGITAL9 GODWIN OGBU FRANCIS10 SAMSON ANAYOANIAWA11 TITUS EZEMA UGWOKE12 TONY IZUCHUKWU ANYAEGBU13 UGOCHUKWU UCHENNA ONUOHA14 CHIKWENDU IKE NDUBUISI15 IBEH KINGSLEY16 DAVID IKECHUKWU MUANYA17 AUGUSTINE EKWOH18 OLIVER OMEKE19 OKAAH OBURUZO20 JONAS UGWOKE UGWUOGO21 OBINNA LUCKY22 EZE VICTOR CHINEDU23 STANLEY UMEALAEKWE24 IGBONAJU DESMOND25 OKEKE NELSON26 UGWOE ERNEST27 ANI EMEKA SOLOMON28 CHUKWUEMEKA T. P ONYEKAONWU29 GOODLUCK MADUABUCHI OKWARA30 OKECHUKWU SAMUEL31 CHRISTOPHER UBANATU32 INNOCENT UDE33 CHINEDU DESMOND NWABURUEBU34 KINGSLEY EJIKE MBADIWE35 OKECHUKWU IFEAKANWA36 BENJAMIN ONAH37 TOCHUKWU JULIUS EZEH38 UGWU ALPHONSUS IFEANYI39 AMAKA VICTORIA40 OHAYI CHIGBOGU PAUL41 TITUS CHINASA42 OLISA ADINDU KINGSLEY43 EZE PAUL TOCHUKWU44 IGWE PAUL IKECHUKWU45 STEVEN OKOYE46 OSMOND OSINACHI OKOYE47 UDOKA NZELU48 UGWU ONYEKA JOE49 UGWUMADU ONYEDIKA CALLISTUS50 CHUKWU VICTOR PAUL51 FAMOUS HANNAH52 KELVIN MAMAH53 EZE SUNDAY54 MARTIN ANAKUDO ARINZE55 VIINE OBI NWODO56 PETER TOCHUKWU57 UGWOKE PATRICK58 EMMANUEL OHEAKESI59 UGONNANYA CANDY EZE60 BENNEDICT REUBEN (TIGO)61 NWAZUOKE CHRISTOPHER CHUKWUDI62 RAYMOND UGWU63 NKOKU NDUBUISI JACOB64 UDENYI LEONARD65 RICHARD DOUGLAS66 JAMES UZAR KINGSLEY67 ONUORAH EBUKA DESTINY68 CHUKS EZE69 SUNDAY JOSEPH70 FRESSY EZE71 KINGSLEY UCHENNA NNAEGBUNA72 UGOCHUKWU RAPHAEL73 AGUDILE CHIZOBA MIRACLE74 PAUL ONYEKACHI UGWUOKE75 IZUNABOR NONSO COLLINS76 ONYEKE UCHENNA WISDOM77 FLORENCE EZI79 TOCHUKWU UBAH80 BRIGHT OHIARA81 OZIOMA ONWUZUGHA82 JOSEPH UGWU83 JOSEPH EZUZOBI84 EMMANUEL IFEANYI85 EJIKE DOMNIC86 CHUPEZ ARINZE87 RICHARD OBIDINMA88 NNADI KINGSLEY EJIOFOR89 OBI AUGUSTINE90 SUNDAY DONATUS91 EMMANUEL ADIBE92 NWOKOCHA GODWIN93 EZE LUCKY94 LAWRENCE AMANDIANEZE ANIEKWE95 ONYEANULA CHINEDU GODWIN96 EZE FRANCIS97 UKWUNGWU LINUS98 COLLINS CHIDIEBERE99 IBEH TOCHUKWU100 ABUGU CLEMENT101 FAVOUR ANITA102 CHINEDU ONYEMACHUKWU103 ALEX EZIOKWU104 AMBROSE OGWUEGBU105 EMEKA POLITE106 BLESSEDUC AVENUE107 NEWLY INTERNATIONAL UCHE CHUKWU OKEZIE108 JOHN NKE109 IHEAGWAM B. IYKE110 NNAJI IZUCHUKWU111 GLORIOUS BLESSED SEA LAND (TONY IGBOMALU)112 FEDELIS OBI113 MIKE EZE114 CHIMA ORIAKU115 OBINNA EKWECHI116 AUGUSTINE UKPABIA117 MONEKE MICHAEL K118 OGOCHUKWU NWANKWO119 EMMANUEL AGBATA120 EMMANUEL IGWE121 NELSON OKECHUKWU122 IKENNA NWAKAOZOR123 NNAEMEKA GODWIN124 CHINEDU MBIONWU125 AKONAM EZEANOLUE126 CHINEDU OKPALAEKE127 CHINEDU UKABIA128 EMEKA UGWUNNWA129 EJIKE EZEDINIRU130 CHUKWU NONSO OKEY131 STANLEY CHIMEZIE UDEH . Dele Momodu reacts to closure of Nigerian-owned shops in Ghana, pledges to provide palliatives to affected traders Follow Linda Ikeji Blog.


News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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