Wednesday, 17 October 2018


Officials of INEC who visited the FCT Party Secretariat in Life Camp, Abuja during the inauguration of its Abuja Chapter has reaffirmed that Chief Mrs Ibeneme remains the substantive National chairman of MAJA Party. The Commission took this position while relying on the Constitution of the MAJA Party which states clearly the conditions and procedures for electing officers of the Party.
INEC certainly does not recognize any faction or splinter group as Excos of the Party.

Also rising from an emergency meeting at the National Secretariat of the Party which has more than one third of the Party's NEC and State Chairmen in attendance, the NEC unanimously approved the indefinite suspension of those impersonating as members of the Party's NEC and directed the publication of names of those misleading members of the public to forestall fraudulent activities in the name of the Party. Recall that a group of self serving individuals declared themselves members of the NEC and elected a presidential candidate outside the Party's convention and laid down procedures. These acts are unconstitutional and designed to bring the Party to disrepute. The general public is advised to disregard them, as anyone who deals with them runs the risk of being duped.

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Monday, 1 October 2018

Hon. Aminu IBrahim Malle, member representing Jalingo, Yorro, Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State.. may be screened out after group petitions him to EFCC and APC over constituency projects

Hon. Aminu IBrahim Malle, member representing Jalingo, Yorro, Zing Federal Constituency of Taraba State.. may be screened out as a group called Taraba youth vanguard petitions the EFCC and APC over the state of constituency projects in the Federal Constituency. 

This petition may greatly affect Hon. Aminu as he faces the screening panel of the APC, political watchers have said this will be a stern test of the anti corruption mantra of the APC, and the need to field only those whose have a clean slate as not to make it easy for the opposition to pick holes in a chosen aspirant. 

This will be a test and the world is watching

Wednesday, 26 September 2018


The second edition of the prestigious West Africa Philanthropy Awards is to hold on the 8th of December 2018, at the African Regent Hotel in Accra, Ghana. This was contained in a press release sent to Tatafo Naija by the Country Director, Mr. Nicky Nwadinobi

According to the Director, the first Edition was held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers Abuja, Nigeria and was attended by dignitaries that included World leaders, Philanthropist and Captains of industries from the continent and beyond. Awards were presented to high profile individuals, including the Former President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency, Ernest Bai Koroma, the current Vice President of Liberia, Her Excellency, Jewel Howard Taylor, a posthumous Award for the late Nigerian political icon, Chief M.K.O Abiola, among others

Mr. Nicky went further to disclose that a list of the 2018 Awardees would be unveiled during a press conference scheduled for the 1st of October 2018 in Accra, Ghana

He concluded by thanking sponsors and partners who identified with WAP Awards in 2016 and called on more sponsors to take advantage of this years edition to reach a global audience

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Saraki Faults INEC Verdict on Osun Polls, Urges PDP Supporters to Remain Firm

President of the Senate and Chairman, People's Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council on  Osun State Gubernatorial Election, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has faulted the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that the election results were inconclusive.

Saraki, in a statement signed by him, expressed dismay over the decision by INEC to declare as "inconclusive" an election in which a candidate won the highest number of votes and fulfilled the condition for geographical spread.

"In my lay man's opinion, the INEC was wrong in declaring the election as inconclusive because the votes in certain polling units were cancelled. The decision of INEC to cancel the election in those areas after voting had taken place means INEC had already excluded the votes in these areas from the election process and therefore those units should have no place in the overall results. My opinion would have been different if the election in the affected units did not take place at all, may be as a result of malfunctioning of the card reader machine or unavailability of the electoral materials. Since the voting took place and was cancelled, only the courts could reverse the initial decision by INEC to cancel the votes in these areas.

"That is why I call on our party and its candidate to seek further legal interpretation on this decision by the electoral body. One cannot but wonder whether if the places were reversed and the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is the one leading in the election, the INEC will take the same decision it has taken now.

"At this point, it is necessary to also call on INEC to display courage, boldness, independence, neutrality and patriotism so as to send signals to the world at large that Nigerian electoral system has come of age and that our democracy has matured. The electoral body needs to re-assure all and sundry that the 2019 election and other elections will be free of manipulations and undue interference.

"The INEC should note that the Osun gubernatorial election is not only about that South-western state. It is about our country and the entire world is watching. Our national interest is at stake. The integrity of our electoral system is at stake. The reputation of the electoral body is at stake. The future of our democracy is on the line. The way INEC conclusively handles the Osun election will determine global expectations from our political process. It should therefore ensure that the wish of the Osun State electorate eventually prevail.

"I praise the dedication and hard work of PDP supporters and the candidate of the party, Senator Ademola Adeleke. They have remained steadfast, resilient, focused and determined. 

"Let me also commend all the other contestants in yesterday's election for their gallant efforts because it is clear they are all working for the same objective from different perspectives and platforms to ensure that the era of mis-governance, pain, injustice and insensitivity to the plight of the common people comes to an end. It is our hope that they will all co-operate with Senator Adeleke to ensure that Osun State witnesses a development-oriented era.

"Let me remind our party supporters and the good people of Osun State that this INEC decision constitute only a delay of the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP in Osun Gubernatorial election, as our triumph will come either through the judiciary or  a further balloting.

"I thank PDP supporters and the general public in Osun State and note that we got to this point after many months of hard work, determination and focus. We should not despair and not lose our focus and determination to ensure that the final results reflect the will of the Osun people.

"Our party is ahead, despite the irregularities. Our people must remain resilient to see this through to the finish. Now is the time to re-strategize, reach out to all the other candidates and their supporters, build on our lead, and bring this election home.

"Our supporters and the entire people of Osun State should remain calm and maintain peace as we move forward to see the successful completion of the electoral process. "Once again, I thank all supporters of the PDP and the people of Osun State who stayed up all night, both physically and on social media to monitor the numbers and protect our votes. We remain undeterred, and we all remain determined to ensure that Senator Ademola Adeleke becomes the next Governor of Osun State", Saraki stated.


Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON
President of the Senate and Chairman, PDP Presidential Council on Osun Gubernatorial Election

Monday, 10 September 2018

BREAKING….Sulaiman BAKARI Keys into race for House of Representatives

A top Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC officer Sulaiman Bakari is certainly a huge contender and a force to beat as excitement greeted the large crowd that accompanied him to pick his nomination form to represent the people of Jalingo, Yorro, Zing federal constituency of Taraba State at the National Assembly in the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Bakari picked his nomination form in the early hours of Monday, 10th September, 2019  at the party's headquarters in Abuja.

This confirms the earlier reports that SB, as he is widely known, has been dissatisfied with the level of representation at his constituency could take the bull by the horn in throwing his heart into the race. The purchase of the nomination form comes on the heels of the call on the current representative not to bother contesting as he would find his support in the mud that would entrap him.

S.B who exudes in him the training and experience he has acquired over the years while working as a top EFCC detective said corruption must be nipped on the board if we must progress as a nation: "I am not coming for self-aggrandizement or other personal wishes, but to rescue Nigerians from the menace of corruption. Our education is backward because of corruption; we went into recession because of corruption; our youths are unemployed because of corruption and the list goes on and on". He added that his call to represent the people of Jalingo, Yorro, Zing was to move them out of the shackles of corruption, saying the constituents deserve their entitlements which is the dividends of democracy.

A staunch supporter of Sulaiman Bakari said "the time has come for us to redeem ourselves and our ideologies. We need to participate in the decision making process of our constituency. We have been relegated to the background by our current representative who dwells in satisfying self over everyone else in his constituency. We must break this chain and join the train of progress. We cannot vote someone who milks himself and his family alone. We are wiser. We will vote out the self centred representative".

SB has been an EFCC liaison officer at the National Assembly for several years where his job was found to be much more commendable. His presence at the National Assembly gave him the opportunity to represent the Commission in most functions and engaged in numerous management programmes. Most worthy of note is that while serving at the National Assembly, Sulaiman participated in some special projects in conjunction with the leadership of the national Assembly and shared some outstanding ideas.

Mr. Bakari has had the opportunity to attend so many professional courses both local and international. He was also privileged to be trained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, USA, as Fundamental Criminal investigative Analyst, April 2015, at West Africa Regional Training Centre, Accra Ghana. In his unbridled quest to acquire further knowledge, Mr. S.B  returned to his alma mater, that is, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2012, where he obtained a Master's Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. He is currently running another 2-year Master's Degree Programme in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS), with the only Anti-Corruption Academy in the world, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, Laxenburg, Austria.

According to him, "one man alone cannot fight corruption. It must be a collective drive. If we want to get ourselves back on track following the dreams of our heroes past, we must rid corruption from our society. The anti-corruption fight must be taken to the National Assembly. Once it gets there, we shall witness a better Nigeria".

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Diploma in Monitoring & Evaluation - 1st October 2018- 1st April 2019.


Africa Center for Project Management (ACPM) in partnership with SCIM Institute, Netherlands is pleased to announce a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from the 1st of October 2018 to the 1st of April 2019. The course is offered through Distance Learning.


Now more than ever, funding organizations seek more accountability for the funds they provide to development projects. Development organizations understand they are more likely to receive future funding if they can deliver and show results. That’s why employees who have specialized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) skills are in demand. This specialized knowledge helps to assess a project’s performance and its lasting impact.

The program provides students with competencies in the following areas:

  • International development project design
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods for field-based monitoring and evaluation
  • Historical contexts and critiques of monitoring and evaluation
  • Innovations and the practice of impact evaluation for organizational learning
  • Management of monitoring and evaluation functions and teams

The program will include opportunities to learn monitoring and evaluation techniques that are connected to specific sectors and are connected to the values of the organizations, including health, economic development, gender, youth, environment, education, and government

Course Outline:

Module 1

  • Introduction
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and Integrated Part of Project planning and


  • Evaluation Types and Modules
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Tools and methods
  • Data Analysis and report writing
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Designing a Monitoring system
  • Baseline Control
  • Result Based Management

Module 2

  • Indicators
  • Project management Techniques in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Understanding the Project
  • Stake holder Analysis
  • Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Cluster Development
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Participatory Evaluation

Module 3

  • Choosing questions and Planning for Evaluation
  • Information Gathering and Synthesis
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Design
  • Selecting appropriate Design
  • Collecting and Analyzing Data
  • Collecting and Use of Archival Data
  • Refining Project based on Evaluation

Module 4

  • Using Evaluation Design to answer to answer key questions about your Project
  • Providing Feedback
  • Communicating information
  • Evaluation Report Outline

This course is designed specifically for development organizations.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management (ACPM) was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi. The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development and corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online Certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over

ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development Professionals in various thematic areas.


After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments: There are ten assignments

(continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course or student to submit a project paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.


Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24Weeks (6 months)- 5 to 6 hours per week



ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management (ACPM)

LANGUAGE: English only

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated


Patriciah ireri

The Academics Coordinator

Africa Center for Project Management

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Friday, 24 August 2018

Snake Bites Pastor At One Of America’s Only Remaining Snake-Handling Churches [Photos]

A US pastor who was bitten by a deadly snake continues an archaic ritual in his blood-splattered shirt during a dramatic service captured on camera.

Oh Dear! YBNL’s Viktoh Drops A Near Suicide Note

Oh dear! YBNL’s Victoh is abit suicidal and his fans are scared. Viktoh wrote something that sounds very suicidal early hours of this morning but has since deleted the post.
The post read;

Following Death Of Student, Ire Polytechnic Students Raze Down Police Station

Irate youths in Iwo, Osun State, have set a police station ablaze in the town for the alleged shooting of an undergraduate, Tunde Nofiu, by an officer attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad.

I Was Mocked And Tagged 'Stupid', Says Security Who Returned Bag With Huge Amount Of Dollars'

Achi Daniel, a junior security guard at Halogen Securities Limited who returned a bag containing dollars, jewellery, wristwatches and other documents that he found at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Saturday, has revealed that some of his friends mocked him for his honesty.

South Africa Hits Back At Trump Over Land 'Seizure' Tweet

The South African government has lashed out at President Donald Trump after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the "large scale killing of farmers" in South Africa.

Indonesian Man Pays $10,000 To Ex-Wife In Coins

An Indonesian civil servant who owed his ex-wife a large alimony has paid back some $10,000 worth of missed payments — in coins.

Dwi Susilarto arrived at court on Thursday hauling a dozen sacks filled with 153 million rupiah ($10,500) in small change, a hefty payment that weighed in at about 890 kilograms (1,960 pounds), his lawyer said.

Seven Armed Robbers In Ondo Sentenced To Death By Hanging For Murdering US-Based Businessman

The Ondo State High Court in Akure on Thursday sentenced seven members of an armed robbery gang to death by hanging for killing a US-based businessman, Banji Adafin.

The seven robbers are to die by hanging after the court found them culpable for Adafin’s death.

China To Kill 1,300 Pigs After Disease Outbreak

China is culling over 1,300 pigs as authorities rush to control a fourth outbreak of African swine fever and try to trace the origins of the virus that first struck the world’s largest hog herd three weeks ago.

Indonesian Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 555

A string of deadly earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday (Aug 24), with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

TVC’s Tope Odigie Defends Husband Who Removed Wife’s Womb Without Her Consent, Says Men Own Women

TVC’s Tope Mark-Odigie has defended the man who removed his wife’s womb with the help of a doctor without his wife’s consent. A Nigerian doctor had shared the story online saying the man didn’t want to have more kids after agreeing with his wife that they would only have 3 and they now have 5, and so connived with the doctor to remove her womb after their 5th child arrived.

Nigerian child star, Favour Iwueze of Destined kids is getting married

Nigerian child star Favour Iwueze of Destined kids is getting married soon.

She is the first child of the destined kids, who went viral across the country years back with their kid-themed gospel songs.

Police arrest and arraign fashion designer for cultism

A fashion designer identified as Olamide Oyelami, has been arrested and arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command before an Ogba Magistrates’ Court on three counts bordering on cultism and unlawful possession of firearm.

Unpaid Salaries: Ekiti Labour Leaders Declare Strike

There was confusion yesterday at Ekiti State secretariat when some labour leaders chased out workers and declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salary.

Shehu Sani Visits Buhari In Daura, Assures Him Of His Support In 2019 [Photos]

Senator Shehu Sani yesterday visited President Buhari at Daura, Katsina State, where the President had gone to celebrate Sallah.
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