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Africa Real Estate Summit Returns In 2023, Makes Accra Debut


The Ghanaian maiden edition of the Africa Real Estate Summit will be held on the 21st of April, 2023 at the Grande Accra Marriott Hotel to discuss the theme: Building a Better Africa.

The Summit, which is organized annually by Africa Real Estate International, her mother company that offers top-level real estate services, will commence on the 20th of April at Accra Marriott Hotel, with a press conference and opening session.

The Summit will bring together key stakeholders and investors in the Ghanaian Real Estate sector.

It will feature keynote address sessions, exhibitions, and networking sessions. Other features include panel question and answer sessions and award presentations.

“The Africa Real Estate International team is glad to assemble the top players in real estate in one room in Ghana. In that room, there will be lots of networking, learning and also closing of deals.” Mr. Onyeka Onwuka, founder and chief host of the Africa Real Estate Summit said.

“We commenced last year and recorded a huge success of the event. This year, we are expanding to Ghana and also hosting the Summit in three major cities in Nigeria. Indeed, it has been an amazing ride.” He added.

Africa Real Estate International organised the maiden edition of the Africa Real Estate Summit in Nigeria in 2022. After a successful event, the need to expand to neighbouring African countries arose.

For 2023, The Africa Real Estate International has partnered with Cabobel Resort Group, Advent Group and World Greatest Records to host the Summit in Ghana and Nigeria.

The registration portals are open for intended participants at the www.africarealestatesummit.org in Ghana and Nigeria (Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja). For sponsorships, partnerships, and limited exhibition slots, please send an email to: info@africarealestatesummit.org or call Ghana : +233 24 587 0928, Nigeria: +234 915 0999 340

Just In: PDP Suspends Fayose, Anyim, Two Others


The Peoples Democratic Party PDP on Thursday suspended former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu.

The suspension, which takes effect on Thursday, was arrived at after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

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The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.

Below is the statement in full:

March 23, 2023

Press Statement

PDP Refers Ortom to Disciplinary Committee, Suspends Fayose, Anyim, Others

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has after very extensive review of the affairs of our Party in the country and pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) referred the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

The NWC also approved the suspension of the following from the Party with effect from today, Thursday, March 23, 2023.

  1. Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State)
  2. Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State)
  3. Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State)
  4. Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State)

The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time.


Hon. Debo Ologunagba
National Publicity Secretary

WAEC Launches New Statistics Platform


The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, said the launch of EDUSTAT, an educational statistics platform, has removed the bottleneck and delay associated with access to information regarding the services of the body, noting that the platform currently has the database of over 50 million candidates tested over the years.

Head of Nigeria Office of WAEC, Patrick Areghan, who disclosed this at the unveiling of the new platform in Lagos, explained that for schools, the platform would offer student-level data on academic performance, attendance, and demographic information.

Areghan added that the innovation was done to take the edge off the manual access to data by stakeholders, improve the quality of service delivery and generate more revenue for the council.

“The new product, EDUSTAT, by WAEC is borne out of the desire to provide stakeholders, such as researchers, funding agencies, government institutions, school administrators, and parents, with a reliable platform that provides educational insights collected from multiple sources and delivered in simplified graphs, summaries, and dashboards which help them enhance their decision.

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“The core benefit of the EDUSTAT by WAEC platform is access to a comprehensive Interactive Web Report.

“Also, the platform offers detailed and smart statistical insights into the education and assessment dynamics, using historical and current data to provide detailed intelligence for stakeholders across the globe in a smart and easily accessible manner. One of the key features of this platform is its ability to analyze data in real-time.

“This means that educators can get immediate feedback on how their students are performing, enabling them to adjust their teaching strategies as needed.

“Additionally, the platform is designed to be user-friendly and customizable, allowing educators to tailor it to their specific needs and preferences.”

He said institutions, such as universities and colleges, could also benefit from the platform by accessing data on enrollment and academic performance of their students, adding that the information could be used to identify areas where additional resources were needed to support students and improve overall performance.

176,408 Candidates to Sit For 2023 Mock-UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday directed that notification slips for candidates who had registered for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination optional mock-UTME scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2023, would be ready for printing from Thursday, March 23, 2023.

A total of 176,408 candidates will be examined.

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“All candidates for the Mock-UTME are to visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng., CLICK on 2023 Mock-UTME on the MENU button to print their slips after inputting their Registration Number.

This directive is only applicable to those candidates, who had indicated interest to take the mock examination”, the board said in a statement made available to our correspondent in Abuja by the board’s Director of Media and Publicity, Dr. Fabian Benjamin.

The board explained that the notification slip contains candidate’s registration number, venue, date and time of the examination.

According to JAMB, this would enable candidates to easily locate their centres before the examination.

Candidates are also enjoined to be at their centres one hour before the examination for biometric verification.

The board also reiterated that the scheduled commencement time for the examination is sacrosanct while restating its zero tolerance for examination malpractice.

“In the same vein, candidates are advised against going into the examination halls with prohibited items such as wristwatches, calculators, flash drives, phones, among others.

“They are also warned to desist from the application of “laale” to do fancied drawings and paintings on their hands to avoid unnecessary interference with the whorls of their fingers which could impede biometric verification.”

Naira Scarcity: NLC Declares Nationwide Strike


NLC has declared a Nationwide Strike over Naira Scarcity in Nigeria.

LN247 reports that the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero has directed public sector workers in the country to embark on strike beginning from Wednesday next week, March 29, 2023.

Ajaero also directed that affiliate unions constituting the Nigeria Labour Congress should also be on standby for picketing exercises across all branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, nationwide.

The directive followed an earlier ultimatum issued by the Central Working Committee members of the NLC last week criticising the cash swap policy of the Federal Government.

The NLC President said the decision to picket CBN branches became necessary, as the Federal Government and the CBN have not shown any commitment to address the situation.

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Ajaero lamented that despite the Supreme Court order allowing the old N500 and N1000 notes to circulate with the new notes till December 31 this year, the situation appears to be getting worse as workers cannot access cash to pay fares to work, nor can they buy food for their families.

Briefing journalists on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the headquarters of NLC, the apex Labour union also criticised the pricing irregularities in the petroleum sector, which was also a cause for concern.

His words: “Last week, we gave an ultimatum for the review of the cash crunch bedeviling the country, but we have discovered to our dismay that as at this moment not much effort has been made to ameliorate the situation, the government is still foot dragging on these issues we raised.

“Based on this, we met again this morning to review our position and resolved that by Wednesday next week, all CBN branches will be picketed.

“Workers are directed to stay at home too because people cannot eat, workers can no longer go to the office, we have been pushed to the wall, we have decided to take our destiny in our hands, we have mobilised our workers for this exercise,” the NLP President said.

Senate Urges FG To Tighten Border Post Security


The Nigerian Senate has urged the Federal Government to establish a border post at the Nigerian- Cameroun International border in benue state to check the influx of criminal elements into the country.

This follows a motion titled “Recent Invassion, Massacre and Forced Displacement Of People From Communities And Villlages In Turan District Of Kwande Local Government Of Benue State’ by senator Gabriel Suswam (PDP Benue North).

Coming under orders 41 and 51 of the senate standing rules, the lawmaker lamented that
suspected armed herdsmen invaded several villages across the five Council Wards in Turan District of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, and carried out coordinated attacks on unarmed peasant farmers.

He added that the attacked communities located on Nigeria’s international border with Cameroun, led to the death of over 100 persons while several others suffered gunshot injuries.

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According to him the attack lasted for over 78 hours without any form of resistance from the villagers and intervention by the Nigerian Army, in repelling the attackers except a last minute aerial bombing carried out by the Nigerian Air force that forced the attackers to retreat.

He further stated that over 10,000 people including women and children have been displaced from their homes and are now in IDP camps in dire need of humanitarian assistance..

After deliberation the senate resolved to direct the Nigeria Police and Nigerian Armed Forces to beef up personnel and equipment deployment to Jato -Aka in order to ensure effective surveillance, security response and protection on Yaav, Moon, Kumakwagh, Mbadura and Mbaikyor Council Wards in Turan District.

Also Urged the Federal Government to direct the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to immediately send relief materials to the victims of the recent herdsmen attacks on Yaav. Moon. Kumakwagh.Mbadura and Mbaikyor Council Wards in Turan District of Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State.

INEC Declares PDP’s Mbah Enugu Governor- Elect


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Mbah as the winner of the March 18 Governorship election in Enugu State.

Returning Officer, Prof Maduebibisi Ofo-Iwe, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike announced the Governorship results.

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Mbah polled 160,895 votes slightly above his closest rivals — Chijioke Edeoga of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 157,552 and Uche Nnaji of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 14,575 votes, amongst others.

The victory of Mbah, candidate of the incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, comes hours after the electoral umpire declared LP’s Alex Otti as the governor-elect in neighbouring Abia State.

The final collation of governorship election results on Wednesday evening resumed in Enugu over 48 hours after INEC suspended the exercise in the South-East state.

Abia Gov Ikpeazu Congratulates Alex Otti On Poll Victory


The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has congratulated Alex Otti, the Labor Party Candidate in the 2023 Gubernatorial Election in the State, on his emergence as Governor Elect.

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Governor Ikpeazu noted that Otti has fought a long battle over a very long period of time and deserves commendation for his resilience.

He said it is appropriate to congratulate the winner, Otti on his hard fought victory In every battle, noting that there will always be a winner and in the spirit of sportsmanship and love for our state, the Governor elect must see his victory as a higher call to service for the people.

The Governor also salutes the other candidates who took part in the election, especially the PDP candidate, Okey Ahiwe, for their doggedness.

Ikpeazu is of the considered opinion that the Governor-Elect should be given an enabling environment to run the affairs of state from May 29th, 2023 and advised the candidates not to distract the incoming Governor with court cases.

BREAKING: INEC Declares LP’s Alex Otti Abia Governor- Elect


The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Labour Party’s candidate, Dr. Alex Otti as the winner of the March 18th Governorship election in Abia State.

The State Returining Officer, Prof. Nnenna Otti while announcing the result noted that the Labour Party polled a total of 175,467 against his closest rivalry the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who came second with 88,529.

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The Young Progressive Party YPP came third with 28,972 while the All Progressives Congress polled a total of 24, 091 to emerge fourth.

Recall that the electoral umpire had suspended the collation of results from Obingwa Local Government Area, for review following reports of malpractice from the LGA.

Meanwhile, the result was announced in the absence of PDP Party agents.

APC Adamawa Suspends Boss Mustapha Indefinitely


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa state has suspended the Secretary to the Government of the federal (SGF) Boss Mustapha for loosing it’s polling units to PDP during the Presidential and Governorship polls.

Adamawa Governorship Polls Inconclusive- INEC

The party said that the SGF does not contribute to the victory of APC presidential and Governorship candidates.

Announcing the suspension at a press conference in Yola the chairman of Gwadabawa Ward said that Boss Mustapha is not committed to APC victory during the last presidential election.

He explains that based on series of complains against him, Excos of the party from it’s ward decided to suspend him indefinitely.

The chairman further said, individuals should not take themselves above the party that gave them a platform.