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Elumelu: Three Years of Excellent Representation In The 9th National Assembly



Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu, a cosmopolitan politician with a heart for service, had great plans for the people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State when, in the 2019 general elections, he sought for their mandate, to represent them in the 9th National Assembly of the House of Representative.

He was overwhelmingly elected by the people in that election and, on Tuesday June 11, 2019, he was  inaugurated as their Representative, in the Green Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

Elumelu, with this clear direction and a great sense of mission, did not keep the people waiting for ages before he started demonstrating responsibility and obligation to them, in line with the social contract he entered with his Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituents.

His passion and commitment to the duty in the 9th National Assembly can best be described as three years of exceptional, robust and excellent representation of the people.  It is incontrovertible that Rt. Hon. Elumelu’s representation in the House of Representatives has brought unprecedented dividends of democracy in the annals of the Federal Constituency.

Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu a major voice of the Nigeria people as the Minority leader of the House of Representatives, has strived with boundless passion, to attract series of very significant infrastructural constituency projects across the Federal Constituency, while at the same time, engaging in massive empowering of his constituents in so many ways.

Some of His constituency projects  include;

1. Provision of 1,220 stands of solar street lights distributed across communities in the four Local Government Areas in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.

2. Construction of new staff quarters and clinic for the Department of State Services (DSS) Asaba.

3. Renovation of DSS Office and Premises in Issele Uku.

4. Commencement of the Construction of the Onicha-uku-Idumuje-Unor Road.

6. Construction of Ogboli Road Ibusa Drainage project

7. FMC Annex Onicha Uku road

8. Rehabilitation of Government Hospital, Onicha Olona,

9. Construction of Vocational Centre in Oshimili South Local Government Council premises, Asaba

10. Construction of Civic Center, Ibusa.

11. Construction of ICT Center, Ogwashi Uku

12. Construction of Civic Centre, Ogwashi Uku

13. Construction of Town Hall, Ewulu

14. Construction of Town Hall, Ejeme

15. Construction of Civic Centre, Ubulu Uku

16. Construction of Vocational Centre, Ubulu Unor

17. Construction of Town Hall, Obior

18. Construction of Town Hall, Ubulu Okiti

19. Construction of ICT Center, Akukwu Igbo

20. Construction of ICT Center, Obomkpa

21. Construction of Town Hall, Ugbodu.

22. Construction of Civic Center Obomkpa

23. Construction of Obi Palaces at Obomkpa

24. Construction of Obi Palace at Idumuje-Unor

25. Construction of Town Hall, Ezi

26. Construction of Town Hall, Idumuje-Ugboko

27. Construction of Town Hall, Nsukwa

28. Construction of Town Hall, Ukwunzu

29. On-going renovation work on Police B Division, Asaba

30. Construction of Town Hall, Issele-Mkpitime.

31. Construction of Town Hall, Olodu

32. On-going construction work on the Asaba Massacre Memorial Centre 

33. on-going construction of the Oko and Asaba Jetty for 8 numbers of 20 passenger boats respectively. 

Some of human capital programmes leading to empowerment of over 3,400 beneficiaries include; 

1. Direct employment of over 150 Personal Assistants (PAs) on Youth and Women Matters

2. Distribution of 188 tricycles, 239 motorcycles, 322 electricity generator sets, and 301 deep freezers, 71 sewing machines worth over N760 million to 1,121 beneficiaries drawn from various wards across the four Local Government Areas in the Federal Constituency. This is in addition to empowering 300 artisans were with Cash grants of N100, 000 each to support their various vocations.

3. Facilitation of job placements for over 40 beneficiaries in major Federal Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments.

4. Facilitated CBN Special loan for 346 beneficiaries.

5. Facilitated Npower program for 251 persons

6. Facilitated Conditional Cash transfer scheme for 337 persons

7. Facilitated a Federal Ministry of Water Resources empowerment programme for 79 beneficiaries

8. Facilitated Household feeding programme for 335 beneficiaries

9. Facilitated a Ministry of Humanitarian and Poverty alleviation scheme for 30 beneficiaries

10. Sponsored a two-day capacity training programme for 200 youths and women in cassava and rice production, after which starter packs were given to them at the end of the training.

11. Sponsored a four-day capacity training programme in Abuja, for newly elected and inaugurated Chairmen and their Vice, alongside the newly elected 80 councilors in Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.

12. Rehabilitated flood victims in Oko

13. Provision of Covid-19 Palliatives including 600 bags of rice, 750 bags of beans, 500 bags of Garri 600 bags of onions, 500 cartons of tin tomatoes, as well as 500 cartons of groundnut oil worth over N45 million distributed across the 4 LGAs.

14. Empowerment of two youths with complete musical instruments worth N7 million.

15. Presentation of Starter Packs to Young farmers under the aegis of Onicha-Uku Youth Farmers Association which was in cash to enable the young Farmers commence farming activities in 2022 current farming season, having been trained on general farming techniques facilitated by him.

Bill and Motions

Under our constitution, one of the major roles of a legislator is the sponsoring of bills and motions for the benefit of his or her constituency and the country in general. Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu is reputed as one of the most prolific sponsors of people-oriented bills and motions.

There is no week in session that he does not present a motion or bill that has a direct impact on the wellbeing and development of the people of Aniocha/Oshimili in particular and Nigerians at large. This is apart from bills and motions co-sponsored with other members.

Some of such bills and motions include:

1. A bill for an Act to alter the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to provide for the alteration of first schedule section (3) part 1 State of the Federation, to provide for the creation of Anioma State and other related matters.

2. Background Information on a Bill for An Act to establish Federal University Of Technology, Asaba, Delta State for the purpose of providing quality technical education and for related matters.

3. The bill seeks to help the Nigerian Government to coordinate responses to infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola, Lassa fever, coronavirus.

4. Background Information of a Bill for an act to provide for the registration and regulations of lobbyists in legislative Houses and for related matters.

5. Motion on the need to investigate the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for the award of contract for the emergency procurement of specialized medical personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers and provision of community-based sensitization campaign against the spread of Covid-19 and other communicable diseases in the nine states of the Niger Delta Region. 

6. Motion on the Need to investigate Messrs Ninno Engineering Nig Ltd, Petrogas Specialist Services Ltd and Quintus Investment Co. Nig Ltd for abandoning the constructions of Onicha-uku/Idumuje, Onicha-uku/Idumu-ogo roads and Onicha-Uku Civic Centre projects.

7. Motion on the Restoration of Aniocha South Constituency 1

8. Motion on the Review of The Division of States Of The Federation Into Federal Constituencies.

9. Motion on the deplorable nature of Benin-Warri and Benin-Asaba-Onitsha highways.

10. Motion on the Need for Urgent Investigation of Negotiations with Bandits, Violent Herdsmen and Terrorists and its effects on rising insecurity in the nation.

11. Motion on the Need to investigate the illegal withdrawals from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural gas (NLNG) dividends account by the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the non-financial and financial project and programme audit of the office of the Senior Special Assistant to The President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by the Auditor General of Federation.

12. Motion on the need for the investigation of the sales of crude oil and diesel seized from illegal oil bunkers by security agencies.

13. Motion on the need for the investigation of $800 million stolen crude oil

14. Motion on the urgent need to halt appropriation of 2.5 million Pounds belonging to Delta State by the Federal Government.

15. Motion on the need to provide equipment for the Federal Madical Centre (FMC) Asaba Annex.

16. Motion on the need for Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to urgently restore electricity to Enuani clan in Delta state.

17. Motion on the rising cases of violence, incessant rape and killing of our women folks: A call for urgent intervention.

18. Motion on the need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to place a ban on the entry of herdsmen from other African countries into Nigeria.

19. Motion on the need for a call to investigate Sheik Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami Minister of Communications and Digital Economy’s link to terrorist groups- A potential threat to National security.

20. Motion on urgent need to investigate alleged tax evasion, money laundering and grave economic sabotage running into trillions of naira by Multichoice in Nigeria.

21. Motion on the need for the Federal Government to grant operational rights to Bayelsa Airport

22. Motion on the invasion of the Federal High Court premises Abuja by men of the Department of State Services (D.S.S.)

23. Motion of urgent need for the Federal Government to interface with the managements of electricity companies and the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to avoid impending electricity blackout.

24. Motion on the urgent need for the Federal Government to rescind their decision on not allowing the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) to be stationed at all ports and Borders as part of their strategy to effectively check the influx of substandard goods into the country.

25. Motion on the need for the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the security breaches along Lokoja/Enugu and Awka/ Enugu routes.

26. Motion on the need to investigate the purported voluntary resignation of over 365 soldiers from the Nigerian Army

27. Motion on the need to investigate the award of contract for the rehabilitation of the railway tract network eastern line contract – ( KM 803 to Km 1443 to Maiduguri ) to Messrs Lingo Nigeria Limited in Association with streaky husty and partners limited of Czech Republic.

28. Motion on the need to investigate the alleged sleaze, misappropriation and non-profitability of the Nigeria Communication Satellite Company (NIGCOMSAT) limited.

29. Motion on the alleged inflation of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline Project by the NNPC to the tune of $1.527 Billion. A call for investigation

30. Motion on the need for the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to give Nigerians reasonable time to submit their National Identification Number (NIN) for SIM registration.

31. Motion on the need to investigate the N19.2 Billion railway rehabilitation contract awarded to Eser Contracting Industry Company incorporated

32. Motion on the need to investigate an SOS call that a Chinese company in Edo state of Nigeria has continued to detain its Nigerian workers since that lockdown, in flagrant abuse of the Federal Government COVID 19 regulations.

33. Motion on the need to investigate the alleged sleaze and misappropriation of N100 Billion at the Northeast Development Commission.

34. Motion on the Allegations of corruption, incompetence and abuse of office against the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)

35. Motion on the incessant malpractices associated with diplomatic posting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a call for investigation.

36. Motion on the incessant abuse and disregard of the 2021 Appropriation Act by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.

37. Motion on the Attempts to tarnish the image and hard earned reputation of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of African Development Bank (AFDB) on trumped-up allegation.

38. Motion on a call on the Nigeria army to release Lance Corporal Martins Idakpein from arrest on the basis of his expressed opinion.

39. Motion In support for Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

40. Motion on the immediate reversal of the suspension placed on Channels Television

41. Motion on the need to intervene In the Diplomatic row between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.

42. Motion on a case of missing journalist, need to investigate circumstances surrounding the disappearance.

43. Motion on the need to intervene in the suspension of issuance of Visitor’s Visa to Nigerians by the United Kingdom.

44. Motion on the urgent need to interface with the authorities on the maltreatment and humiliation of Nigerian travellers coming from the United States of America and transiting at the Gnassingbe Eyadema International Airport in Togo.

45. Matter of urgent importance on petrol scarcity across the nation.

46. Motion on the need to investigate the monumental fraud and illegalities going on at the Federal Road Maintenance Agency Of Nigeria (FERMA).

47. Motion on the need to investigate the Ibadan-Lagos train fuel saga.

In all, it has been a story of proactive and sincere leadership, uncommon achievement in justifying the mandate of the people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

Hon. Ndudi Godwin Elumelu,* is indeed, a Man of Destiny with great heart and passion for the people. No wonder the enthusiasm and readiness of his people to return him to continue with his charismatic and proactive representation in the 10th National Assembly

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ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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