President Jonathan Releases Final List Of Delegates To The National Conference

As preparations for the National Conference continue find the full list of delegates listed in the story below.

President Goodluck Jonathan and Presidential Advisory Committee On National Conference
By SaharaReporters, New York
The Nigerian government has released a full list of persons expected to participate at its National Conference billed to commence tomorrow. The full list of persons and the constituency /ies they represent are listed below:
Femi Falana
Tunji Braithwaite

DELEGATES TO  THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ELDER STATESMEN

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Tunji Braithwaite
2. Chief Ayo Adebanjo
3. Chief Richard Akinjide
4. Chief Olu Falae
5. Erelu Olusola Obada
6. Chief Afe Babalola, SAN
7. General Ike Nwachukwu
8. Iyom Josephine Anenih
9. Senator Jim Nwobodo
10. Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN
11. Senator Azu Agboti
12. Chief Peter Odili
13. King Alfred Diete Spiff
14. Edwin K. Clark
15. Daisy Danjuma
16. Prof. Evara Ejemot Esu, OFR
17. Chief Nduese Esiene
18. Prof. Ambrose Okwoli
19. Alhaji Abdulahi Ohoimah
20. Prof. Ibrahim Gambari
21. Mr. Dogara Mark Ogbole
22. Prof. Jerry Gana
23. Gen. Jonathan Temlong
24. Prof. Jubril Aminu
25. Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Muazu
26. Arc. Ibrahim Bunu
27. Amb. Yerima Abdullahi
28. Mr. John Mamman
29. Alhaji Adamu Waziri
30. Alhaji Umaru Musa Zandan
31. Prof. Mohammed Jumari
32. Mallam Tanko Yakassai
33. Senator Ibrahim Idah
34. Hon. Justice Usman Mohammed Argungu
35.k Prof. Sambo Jinadu
36. Ishia Aliyu Gusau
37. General A. B. Mamman

 

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RETIRED MILITARY AND SECURITY PERSONNEL

(i)                  RETIRED ARMY, NAVY & AIR FORCE OFFICERS (RANAO) ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ARPON)

S/N DELEGATES
1.k8 Gen. Zamani Lekwot
2. Maj. Gen. Alex Mshelbwala
3. Rear Adm CS Ehanmo
4. Brig. Gen. (Barr.) DO Idada-Ikponmwen
5. Group Capt Ohadomere
6. Gen. Raji Rasaki

(ii)                ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS OF NIGERIA (ARPON)

S/N DELEGATES
1. R. O. Osanaiye, AIG (rtd)
2. Alh. (Barr.) Mamman Misau, AIG (rtd)
3. Alhaji Bashiru Albasu,  AIG (rtd.)
4. Chief (Barr.) Nicholas Duru Nkemdeme, CP (rtd)
5. Barr. J. I. Ebinum, DCP (rtd)
6. Barr. Samuel Adetuyi, CP (rtd

(iii)              RETIRED STATE SECURITY AND NIA OFFICERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Jeremiah Okwuonu
2. A. K. Horsfall
3. Mr. Iliya Danga
4. Chief Babatunde Ala
5. Amb. B. M. Sani
6. Amb. J. K. Shinkaiye

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TRADITIONAL RULERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. His Royal Highness, Alh. Dr. Zayyanu Abdullahi, Emir of Yauri
2. His Royal Highness, Alh. (Dr.) Nuhu Mohammed Sanusi, Emir of Dutse
3. His Royal Highness, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Mustapha, CFR, Lamido of Adamawa
4. His Royal Highness, Alh. Abdullahi Ibn Muhammad Askirama III, Emir of Askira
5. His Royal Highness, Alh. Sulu Gambari, CFR, Emir of Ilorin
6. His Royal Highness, Elder Jacob Gyang Buba, Gbong Gwom Jos
7. His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Gbadebo Adedeji, JP, CON, Ariyowonye Lim Owaoye of Okemesi
8. His Royal Majesty, Oba Arc. Aderemi A. Adedapo, Alayemore of Ido Osun, Coordinator
9. His Royal Highness,  Eze (Dr) Cletus I. Illomuanya, Obi of Obinugwu
10. His Royal Highness, Eze Elder Agom Eze, OON
11. His Royal Highness, Dr. Edmund Daukuro, FNSE, Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom
12. His Royal Highness, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, Chief Priest of Benin Kingdom
13. HRM Ismail Danlami Mohammed, Sarki of Karshi

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RETIRED CIVIL SERVANTS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Engr. Ebele O. Okeke
2. Dr. Edet A. Ekerendu
3. Mr. Akin Arikawe
4. Chief Robert Audu
5. Ammuna Lawan Ali
6. Dr. H. U. Sanusi

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 LABOUR REPRESENTATIVES

NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abdulwahed Ibrahim Omar
2. Chris Uyot
3. Kiri Mohammed Shaibu
4. Joe Ajaero
5. Promise Adewusi
6. Issa Aremu
7. Lucy Offiong
8. Ayuba Wabba
9. Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson
10. Emma Ugboaja
11. Ibrahim Khaleel
12. Michael Olukoya

TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Bobboi Bala Kaigama
2. Barrister Musa Lawal
3. Mrs. Dinatu Asibi Assani
4. Olasanye Oyinkan
5. Sunday Olusoji Salako
6. Olakunle Olanrewaju Olaitan
7. Peter Esele
8. Augustine Etafo
9. Maryam Jummai Bello
10. Hassan Salihu Anka
11. Bede Opara
12. Aliyu Musa

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ORGANIZED PRIVATE SECTOR

NIGERIA EMPLOYERS’ CONSULTATIVE ASSOCIATION (NECA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief R. U. Uche
2. Mallam Mahmud Othman

MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MAN)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Kola Jamodu, OFR
2. Alhaji Ali Madugu, mni

 NIGERIA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY AND MANUFACTURERS ASSOCATION (NACCIMA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Mohammed B. Abubakar, MON
2. Chief Bassey E. O. Edem, MFR

NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT GROUP (NESG)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Bukar Kyari
2. Mr. Frank Nweke II

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NIGERIA YOUTHS ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Comrade Henry Nwabueze
2. Ajani James Olawale
3. Abdullahi Abdulmajeed
4. Mallam Hamma Bello Bilkindo
5.k8 Charles Ibiang
6. Ben Duntoy

NATIONAL ASSOCATION OF NIGERIAN STUDENTS (NANS)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Yinka Gbadebo, GCNS
2. Sylvester Okoh
3. Abdullahi Ali-Kano
4. Chinonso Obasi
5. Clifford Abur
6. Olayinka Dada (JP)

OTHER YOUTH ORGANISATIONS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Hassan Rilwan
2. Yadomah Bukar Mandara
3. Yakubu Shendam
4. Kasim Akande
5. Mosunmola Umoru
6. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

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WOMEN GROUPS

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN’S SOCIETIES (NCWS)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief (Mrs.) Nkechi Okemini Mba
2. Mrs. Love Ezema
3. Mrs. Remi Kuku
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Ogbonnaya
5. Chief (Mrs.) Anthonia Balogun
6. Chief (Mrs.) Temitope Ajayi
7. Hajiya Ramatu Usman, mni
8. Chief (Mrs) Hannatu Lohor
9. Mrs. Princess Rabi Ibrahim
10. Mrs. Safiya Ibrahim Ogo
11. Hajiya Miriam S. Mohammed
12. Mrs. Princess Hadiza Ibrahim

MARKET WOMEN ASSOCIATIONS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mrs. Sheila Tamuno Abiye
2. Hajiya Alina Usuma
3. Hajiya Marvyatu Iliasu
4. Mrs. Sarah Benjamin
5. Mrs. Felicia Sanni
6. Mrs. Ifeayinwa Ezenwa

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN LAWYERS (FIDA) 

S/N DELEGATES
1. Ms. Hauwa Evelyn Shekarau
2. Mrs. Ezinwa Okoroafor

NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN JOURNALISTS (NAWOJ)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Asabe Baba Nahaya, JP
2. Brenda Akpan

WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS AND PUBLIC SERVICES (WINBIZ)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mrs. Ifeoma Idigbe
2. Hajiya Bola Shagaya

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POLITICAL PARTIES

ALL PROGRESSIVES GRAND ALLIANCE (APGA)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Chris Ejike Uche
2. Dr. Sagir Auwal Maidoya

ACCORD PARTY

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Rashidi Adewolu Ladoja
2. Hon. Muhammad Lawal Nalado

LABOUR PARTY

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief (Barr.) Dan Nwanyanwu, mni
2. Comrade A. A. Salam (Baraden Paiko)

PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Ahmadu Ali
2. Commodore Olabode George (rtd.)

 ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC)

S/N DELEGATES
1. Yet to forward nominations
2.

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 MUSLIM LEADERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Muhammad Nur Alkali
2. Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede
3. Hajia Amina B. Omoti
4. Mal. Muzzammil Sani Hanga
5. Alh. Nurudeen Lemu
6. Nomination yet to be completed

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CHRISTIAN LEADERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Bishop Joseph D. Bagobiri
2. Prof. Andrew Haruna
3. Elder Barr. John A. Achimugu
4. Pastor Emmanuel Bosun
5. Dr. Mrs. Kate Okpareke
6. Barr. Godswill Iyoha Iyoke

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 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS

S/N DELEGATES STATE/ZONE
 
 1. Rev. Nnimmo Bassey Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF)
 2. Mahmood Aminu Public Interest Lawyers League
 3. Dr. Isaac Osuoka Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) & Pan Niger Delta Conference (PNDC)
 4. Joe Okei-Odumakin Women Arise for Change Initiative & Campaign for Democracy
 
 5. Ezenwa Nwagwu Partners for Electoral Reform
 6. Festus Okoye Human Right Monitors
 7. Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN Leader, Civil Society Organization
 8. Ebuchukwu Ezike Civil Liberties Organization (CLO)
 
 9. Femi Falana, SAN Leader, Civil Society Organizations
10. Dr. Abiola Akiyode Women Advocates Research & Documentation Centre
11. Wale Okuniyi PRONACO
12. Bisi Olateru Olagbegi Women Consortium of Nigeria
 
13. Kyauta Giwa Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP)
14. Steve Aluko Civil Liberties Organization
15. Jaye Gaskiya United Action for Democracy
16. Rommy Mom Lawyers’ Alert
 
17. Auwal Musa Rafsanjani Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre
18. Mallam Naseer Kura Basic Rights Action – Kano
19. Dr. Emma Shehu International Institute of Journalism
20. Dr. Maryam Abdullah Women for Peace in Nigeria
 
21. Hajia Shetu Alfa FOMWAN
22. Y. Z. Ya’u Centre for Information Technology & Development
23. Abubakar Saidiq Ibrahim Campaign for Democracy & Development
24. Dudu Paloma Responsible Citizenship
 

 

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NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA

  EUROPE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Adebayo Oladimeji
2. Christian Chukwudozie Udechukwu

AMERICA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Gabriel Okoye
2. Hon George Anibowe

AFRICA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abdulahi Abubakar
2. Amb. Vincent Okobi

 ASIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Jonathan Obaje
2. Dr. Balarabe Yushau

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 PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dandeson Hart
2. Barr. Ayodele Adekanmbi
3. Ms. Ekaete Judith Umoh
4. Kenan Mamman
5. Esther Andrew
6. Zainabi Argungu

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NEWSPAPER PROPRIETORS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Nduka Obaigbena
2. Mal. Kabir Yusuf

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 NIGERIA GUILD OF EDITORS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Isaac Ighure
2. Is’haq Modibo Kawu

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NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Mohammed Sani Zoro
2. Mr. Lanre Ogundipe

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BROADCASTING ORGANISATION OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. Abubakar B. Jijiwa, MFR
2. High Chief (Dr.) Aleogho Raymond Dokpesi, PhD, OFR

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 SOCIO-POLITICAL/CULTURAL AND ETHNIC NATIONALITY GROUPS

SOUTH SOUTH GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Okon Osung
2. Idongest Nkangha
3. Ray Ekpu
4. Amb. (Prof.) Lawrence Ekpebu, OFR
5. Prof. Kimse Okoko
6. Sen. Musa Adede
7. Ntufam (Dr.) Josephat Okey
8. Hon. Orok Out Duke
9. Chief Joshua B. Fomudo
10. Gen. Paul Omu
11. Chief Paul Enebeli
12. Sen. Yisa Braimah
13. Barr. Chris Agbonmwanegbe
14. Chief Sergeant Awuse
15. Dr. Silas Eneyo

SOUTH WEST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele
2. Supo Sonibare
3. Sir Olaniwun Ajayi
4. Dr. Adetokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu
5. Chief Ajibola Ogunsola
6. Barr. Niyi Akintola, SAN
7. Mr. Yinka Odumakin
8. Senator Anthony Adefuye
9. Senator Femi Okunrounmu
10. Hon. Salvador Adegoke Moshood
11. Bashorun Sehinde Arogbofa
12. Dr. Amos Akingba
13. Chief Gani Adams
14. Dr. Femi Obayori
15 Pastor Tunde Bakare

SOUTH EAST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Gary Enwo-Igariwey
2. Chief Onyema Ugochukwu
3. Chief Chukwu Wachukwu
4. Prof. I. C. Madubuike
5. HRH Igwe (Amb) L. O. C. Agubuzu
6. His Excellency, Amb. Fidel Ayogu
7. Chief Goddy Uwazurike
8. Dr. Dozie Ikedife
9. Chief Chris Eluemunoh
10. Chief Uzoma Nwosu Iheme
11. Prof. Chinedu Nwajiuba
12. Dr. Joe Nwaogu
13. Dr. Sam Egwu
14. Dr. Clement Mgbada
15. Prof. Nnenna Oti

NORTH EAST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mallam Mohammed Ibrahim
2. Hon. Mohammed Umara Kumalia
3. Mr. Paul Bassi
4. Amb. Ibrahim Mai Sule
5. Dr. Abdu Bulama
6. Mr. Bar Abubakar Samo
7. Amb. Adamu Aliyu
8. Dr. Sale Dauda
9. Dr. Daniel Madu
10. Sen. Saidu Kumo
11. Amb. Hassan Adamu
12. Kashim Ndjida
13. Chief B. Leonard
14. Barrister Chris Abongaby
15. Alhaji Isa Mafindi

NORTH WEST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. IGP Ibrahim Coomassie (rtd)
2. Amb. Yaro Yusuf Mamman
3. Prof. Auwalu Yadudu
4. Alhaji Magaji Danbatta
5. AVM Mutari Mohammed
6. Sen. Bello Maitama Yusuf
7. Ms. Fati Eunice Ibrahim
8. Sen. Mohammed Kabiru Jibrin
9. Sen. Saidu Musa Dansadau
10. Col. Bala Mande
11. Gen. Tanko Ayuba
12. Hajiya Maria Waziri
13. Bilkisu Magoro
14. Hajiya Laraba Dattijo
15. Sen. Ladan Shuni

NORTH CENTRAL GEO-POLITICAL ZONE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Elder Bulus Dareng
2. Lt. Gen. J. T. Useni
3. Sen. Ibrahim Mantu
4. Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma
5. Mr. Anthony Sani
6. Prof. Onje Gewyedo
7. Prof. Iyorchia Ayu
8. Prof. John Uko
9. Dr. Philip O. Salawu
10. Bayo Ojo
11. Prof. (Mrs.) Mariatu Tunuche
12. Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi
13. Engr. Mustapha Bello
14. Sen. Gbemi Saraki
15. Mr. John Dara

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 PROFESSIONAL BODIES

S/N DELEGATES NOMINATED BY
1. Okey Wali, SAN Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
2. Engr. (Senator) Adefemi Kila, FNSE The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
3. Dr. Segun Aina, OFR Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIB)
4. Dr. Osahon Enabulele Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
5. Dr. Nelson U. O. Uwaga, mni, FNIM Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
6. Arc. Waheed Niyi Brimmo, fnia, pnia Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)
7. Senator (Chief) Felix Kolawole Bajomo, FCA Institute of Chartered  Accountants of Nigeria(ICAN)
8. Mr. Johnson Oludeinde Oluata, FCNA Association of National Accountants of Nigeria(ANAN)
9. Dr. Rotimi Oladele, FNIPR Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
10. Mrs. Bunmi Oke, frpa Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria(AAPN)
11. Mr. Emeka D.Eleh The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV)
12. Engr. Olu Andah Wai-Ogosu Nigerian Environmental Society
13. Prof. Olu Ajakaiye Nigeria Economic Society
14. Prof. Yakubu A. Ochefu Historical Society of Nigeria
15. Alhaji Musa Isiwele Road Transport Employers Assocation (RTEAN)

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 NATIONAL ACADEMIES

 THE NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Oyewale Tomori, FAS, NNOM

ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING

S/N DELEGATES
1. Engr. V. I. Maduka, OFR

THE NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF EDUCATION

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. U. M. O. Ivowi

NIGERIAN ACADEMY OF  LETTERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Munzali Jibril

ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

S/N DELEGATES
1. Yet to be nominated

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 JUDICIARY

S/N DELEGATES
1. Hon. Justice G. A. Oguntade
2. Hon. Justice F. F. Tabai
3. Hon. Justice Abdulahi Mustapha
4. Hon. Justice Adamu Bello
5. Hon. Justice Veronica Ngozi Ume
6. Hon. Justice Baba Alkali Ba’aba

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FORMER POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS

FORMER GOVERNORS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief Achike Udenwa
2. Chief Olusegun Osoba
3. Obong Victor Attah
4. Alh. Saidu Barda
5. Amb. Fidelis Tapgun
6. Nomination not completed

SENATORS FORUM

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Khairat Abdulrazaq Gwadabe
2. Senator Abdullahi Bala Adamu
3. Senator Muhammed Ibrahim
4. Senator Nnamdi Eriobuna
5. Senator John K. Brambaifa
6. Senator Iyabo Anisunlowo

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FORUM

S/N DELEGATES
1. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’Abba, CFR
2. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, CON
3. Hon. (Chief) Obi Anoliofo
4. Hon. Umar Kareto Lawan
5. Hon. Musa Elayo Abdullahi
6. Hon. Sheik M. Sekoni

 ASSOCIATION OF FORMER SPEAKERS

S/N DELEGATES
1. Rt. Hon. (Chief) Anayo Nnebe
2. Rt. Hon. Abudssalam Taofig Olawale
3. Rt. Hon. Ignatius Kevin Edet
4. Rt. Hon. Habu Isa Ajiya
5. Rt. Hon. Mohammed Yaro
6. Rt. Hon. Terseer Tsumba

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 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

S/N DELEGATES
1. General Alani Akinrinade (rtd)
2. Prof. Olawale Albert
3. Prof. Anya O. Anya
4. Dr. (Mrs.) Virginia A. Anohu
5. Annkio Briggs
6. Col. Tony Nyiam
7. His Excellency, Engr. A. A. Kure
8. Group Capt. Jeo Orji
9. Ibrahim D. Waziri
10. Mrs. Binta Ibrahim Musa
11. Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar
12. His Excellency, Adamu Aliero
13. Hajiya Hauwa Bukar
14. Senator Mimibariya Amange
15. Dame Virgi Etiaba
16. Chief Asara A. Asara
17. Mrs. Eunice Igwe
18. Damian Dodo, SAN
19. Mrs. Ngozi Olejeme
20. Atedo Peterside

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STATE GOVERNMENTS AND FCT

 ABIA STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Adolphus Wabara
2. Prof. J. C. Ogbonnaya
3. Mrs. Victoria Akanwa

 ADAMAWA STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Mohammed Gambo Jimeta
2. Mrs. Binta Massi Garba
3. Mr. Moses Ngbale

 AKWA IBOM STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Anietie Okon
2. Prof. Nsongurua J. Udombana
3. Her Excellency (Mrs.) Atim Etim Okpoyo

 ANAMBRA STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife
2. Prof. A. B. C. Nwosu
3. Prof. Dora Akunyili

 BAUCHI STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. Garba Ibrahim
2. Prof. Isa B. Mohammed
3. Prof. Gambo Laraba Abdullahi

 BAYELSA STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Chief D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha
2. Chief Francis Doukpolagha
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Ngieriwagha

 BENUE STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Senator Jack Tilley Gyado
2. Dr. Magdalene Mba Dura
3. Maj-Gen. Geoffrey Ejiga

BORNO STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Kashim Ibrahim Imam
2. Hajiya Fati (Dongonyaro) Ali Monguno
3. Hon. Dr. Haruna Yerima

CROSS RIVER STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Gen. Anthony Ukpo (Rtd.)
2. Dr. Pius Tawo
3. Senator Florence Ita-Giwa

DELTA STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Godini G. Darah
2. Chief Benjamin S. C. Elue
3. Female nominee expected

EBONYI STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Dr. (Mrs.) Adaeze Nwuzor
2. Senator (Dr.) Offia Nwali
3. Prof. Chigozie Ogbu

EDO STATE 

S/N DELEGATES
1. Mr. Charles Edosomwan, SAN
2. Prof. Sylvanus Oboh
3. Female nominee expected

EKITI STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Prof. Akin Oyebode
2. Prof. (Mrs.) Bisi Aina
3. Bishop Felix Ajakaye

ENUGU STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. H.E. Ken Nnamani
2. Prof. Mrs. Rose Onah
3. Monsignor Obiora Ike

GOMBE STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Alhaji Usman Faruk, NPM, CON
2. Barr. Zubairu Mohammed Umar
3. Mrs. Hannatu Ibrahim, MFR

 IMO STATE

S/N DELEGATES
1. Engr. Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu
2. Chief Bob Njemance
3. Chief (Mrs.) Chidinma Uwajumogu

 JIGAWA STATE

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FCT

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION

 

OFFICIALS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

CHAIRMAN, DEPUTY CHAIR AND SECRETARY      

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3. Dr. (Mrs.) Valerie Azinge Secretary
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5. Prof. Mahmood Yakubu Asst. Secretary, Finance & Administration
6. Mr. James Akpandem Asst. Secretary, Media and Communications

Woman finds video of boyfriend having sex with her dog — on his cellphone

LOL! This is an EXTREMELY new low

British man Wayne  Bryson pleaded guilty — but says it was his first time. He made bail, on the  condition he spends no time alone with animals.

  By      / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

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CBCK-Christine/Getty  Images/iStockphotoWayne Bryson could get two years in prison for having sex with his  girlfriend’s dog.

Never look through your lover’s phone.

A British woman who looked at her boyfriend’s cellphone found a clip of him  having sex with her dog.

The boyfriend, 19-year-old Wayne Bryson, faces up to two years in jail after  the girlfriend handed the phone into police.

Images on the phone showed him having sex with her Staffordshire bull  terrier, reports Metro.

Bryson pleaded guilty to a charge of performing an act of of sexual  penetration with a dog, when appeared before magistrates in Skegness, north  eastern England.

He told prosecutors it was the first time he had ever had sex with a  dog.

Bryson made bail on the condition that he is not allowed to be alone with  animals, said  Metro

Culled from nydailynews.com

Being gay IS in your genes, say scientists in controversial new DNA study

I know this will be extremely controversial but could these scientists be unto something?

  • Two stretches of DNA linked to  homosexuality in men discovered
  • Strengthens claims homosexuality is  decided by biology, not choice
  • Fears breakthrough could be used to  develop tests for expecting mothers
  • Reignites debate over whether a ‘gay  gene’ exists

Being gay could be in the  DNA.

Scientists have found two stretches of DNA linked to homosexuality in men.

The confirmation of the existence of a ‘gay  gene’ or genes will strengthen arguments that homosexuality is a matter of  biology, rather than choice.

The confirmation of the existence of a ¿gay gene¿ or genes will strengthen arguments that homosexuality is a matter of biology, rather than choice.

The confirmation of the existence of a ¿gay gene¿ or  genes will strengthen arguments that homosexuality is a matter of biology,  rather than choice

WHAT MAKES A HOMOSEXUAL?

Other studies suggests that conditions in the  womb also influence sexual orientation.

For instance, the more older male siblings a  man has, the greater chance he will be gay.

Scientists say the phenomenon cannot be  explained by the youngest boy being babied and mollycoddled or other differences  in the way they are brought up.

It is thought that carrying a male baby in  the womb triggers an immune response in the mother, creating antibodies that  attack part of the unborn child’s brain linked to sexual orientation.

This response gets stronger the more boys a  woman carries, raising the odds of homosexuality.

Exposure to hormones in the womb is also  likely to be important and some argue that upbringing plays a role in  sexuality.

However, it also raises the prospect of a  genetic test that could be used by insurance companies to discriminate against  clients or by pregnant women to abort gay babies.

In the study, Chicago University researchers  analysed the DNA of more than 400 pairs of gay brothers, recruited at Gay Pride  festivals at marches over several years.

This revealed flagged up two pieces of DNA  that seem to be linked to homosexuality.

It is not known which of the many genes they  contain are key or how they affect the development of sexual  orientation.

However, the result, revealed at a science  event in Chicago, backs up a contentious 1993 study.

That research, the first to find evidence of  a ‘gay gene’, created a storm of controversy, which was further fuelled when  other scientists failed to find a genetic link.

Dr Michael Bailey from Northwestern  University in Illinois, who contributed to the latest study, said it is the  biggest of its kind.

He added: ‘Sexual orientation has nothing to  do with choice. Our findings suggest there may be genes at play – we found  evidence for two sets that affect whether a man is gay or straight.

‘Although this could one day lead to a  pre-natal test for male sexual orientation, it would not be very accurate, as  there are other factors that can influence the outcome.’

Despite this, he would not would not object  to a prenatal test being developed.

He said: ‘Clearly parents should not be  allowed to torture or kill babies. But they can currently choose to terminate a  pregnancy early on, so they should be allowed to have as much information on the  future child as possible.’

Chicago University researchers analysed the DNA of more than 400 pairs of gay brothers recruited at Gay Pride festivals at marches over several years.

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

Baby mauled to death by her mother’s dog: Couple arrested after child was savaged by their pit bull-type pet

I love dogs. I really do. Incidentally I happen to love cats too. I have been told that fundamentally impossible. You cant be a dog and cat person. What can I say. I am.

I have not kept any for years due to a hectic schedule that keeps me frequently on the road but I would certainly love to. One thing I won’t do and never urge any parent to, is encourage a “friendship” between an infant and any pet. For one thing, the pet is first of all an animal which functions primarily on instinct and is unable to communicate as effectively as humans. Bottom-line your dog, cat, pet snake e.t.c can’t verbalise stuff. For another thing I have seen babies get really rough with pets many of whom remain uncannily patient with babies even when being hurt.

But every now and then, a pet snaps.

I really hate to think the parents are suspects right now because I can only imagine the pain they must be going through especially if they are truly innocent. See how lovely this baby is. It horrifies me the agonizing death she had to bear at the hands (teeth?) of a dog.

May her beautiful soul rest in peace, and parents, please be careful with pets around babies.

 

  • 11-month-old Ava-Jayne Corless attacked  by pet late last night
  • Neighbours report seeing ‘vicious and  terrifying’ pit bull type dog
  • Victim’s mother and stepfather arrested  on suspicion of manslaughter
  • Baby’s father pays tribute to ‘the most  beautiful and adorable little girl’
  • Lancashire Police say dog involved in the  attack was a banned breed

By Hugo Gye

The father of a baby girl who was mauled to  death by a pet dog today paid tribute to his ‘beautiful little  girl’.

Ava-Jayne Corless, aged 11 months, was rushed  to hospital at around 11pm yesterday after she was attacked by a pit bull while  in bed at her stepfather’s home in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Police officers and paramedics attempted to  revive her but she was pronounced dead at the Royal Blackburn  Hospital.

Victim: Ava-Jayne Corless, aged 11 months, has been mauled to death by a pet dog

Victim: Ava-Jayne Corless, aged 11 months, has been  mauled to death by a pet dog
Parent: Ava-Jayne with her mother Chloe King, who has been arrested over the girl's death

Parent: Ava-Jayne with her mother Chloe King, who has  been arrested over the girl’s death
Parents: Ava-Jayne pictured with her father Dean and mother Chloe, who are no longer together

Parents: Ava-Jayne pictured with her father Dean and  mother Chloe, who are no longer together

The victim’s mother and stepfather,  who were  downstairs at the time of the attack, have been arrested on  suspicion of  manslaughter.

The exact breed of the pet – which has now  been destroyed – is not known,  but police believe that it was a pitbull  terrier-type dog, which is a prohibited breed.

Lancashire Police say they dog involved in  the attack was banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act  1991.

 Ava-Jayne’s father Dean Corless today  revealed his grief at hearing of the attack,  saying: ‘I am absolutely  devastated after what has happened. I found out late last night and rushed to  the hospital to see her straight away.’

The 24-year-old added: ‘She was the most  beautiful and adorable little girl, she was just the best. She was my whole  world.

‘I will miss her every single day, I just  don’t know what to do now. It is just so tragic. I have my family around me now,  but we are all  devastated.’

Beautiful: Friends and relatives described Ava-Jayne as an 'angel' as they expressed their grief

Beautiful: Friends and relatives described Ava-Jayne as  an ‘angel’ as they expressed their grief
Asleep: The youngster pictured in a professional photoshoot later uploaded to the internet

Asleep: The youngster pictured in a professional  photoshoot later uploaded to the internet
Baby: Ava-Jayne with her mother Chloe - who has now been arrested - and grandmother Clair

Baby: Ava-Jayne with her mother Chloe – who has now been  arrested – and grandmother Clair

Grandmother Bernadette Corless added: ‘She  was so young, it is so unfair for a baby to be taken away at that  age.

‘She was just beautiful – like a china doll.  She was a lively baby and was always happy.’

Mr Corless said that he dated Ava-Jayne’s  mother, Chloe King, for four years before the pair split up last  summer.

Ms King, 20, and her new boyfriend  Lee  Wright, 26, were arrested in the wake of the girl’s death and  questioned on  suspicion of child neglect, before being re-arrested on  suspicion of  manslaughter.

A post-mortem will take place to find out the  exact cause of death.

Arrest: The victim's stepfather Lee Wright is being questioned by police on suspicion of manslaughter
Arrest: The victim’s stepfather Lee Wright is being  questioned by police on suspicion of manslaughter
Family: Dean Corless, right, paid tribute to his daughter after her mother, left, was arrested along with her new boyfriend Lee Wright

Family: Dean Corless, right, paid tribute to his  daughter after her mother, left, was arrested along with her new boyfriend Lee  Wright

Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell said:  ‘This is an absolutely horrific incident in which a baby girl has lost her life  and I would like to take this opportunity to express my own personal sympathy to  the wider family of baby Ava.

Recounting the details of the attack, he  added: ‘The baby was upstairs in a bed in one of the front bedrooms and the two  people who are currently in custody, they were downstairs when the attack took  place.

‘The dog is believed to be an American pit  bull type, it has been destroyed and tests will be carried out today to  establish the exact breed of the dog and inquiries into the history of the  animal.’

Police are investigating claims that  neighbours have previously complained about dangerous dogs living at the  house.

Local residents reported seeing police  struggle to enter the house on Emily Street as the cross-breed dog raged out of  control.

A specialist team later managed to detain the  animal and took it away as part of the investigation before destroying  it.

'Beautiful and adorable': Mr Corless described his devastation at learning of his daughter's death

‘Beautiful and adorable’: Mr Corless described his  devastation at learning of his daughter’s death
Touching: Mr Corless spoke of his grief at the death of his daughter, pictured with him as a newborn

Touching: Mr Corless spoke of his grief at the death of  his daughter, pictured with him as a newborn
Holiday: Ava-Jayne with her mother playing on the beach in a family photo uploaded to Facebook

Holiday: Ava-Jayne with her mother playing on the beach  in a family photo uploaded to Facebook

The dog, described by neighbours as ‘vicious  and terrifying’, apparently attacked and  killed a cat in the area last year,  prompting questions as to why it was not brought under control  earlier.

‘That dog is a menace, it was a  nightmare  for neighbours and people were terrified of approaching it in  the street,’ said  next-door neighbour Brian Harrison.

‘Such a small girl against the dog is an  unfair battle. It’s an absolute tragedy that should never have  happened –  there’s been plenty of warning signs in the past.

‘Only last year it mauled to death a  neighbour’s cat and nothing was done about it.’

The RSPCA confirmed that it had been called  to the house after the death of a cat, although it concluded that the incident  was nothing more than an accident.

Mr Harrison added: ‘I’m surprised that such a  tiny baby has been allowed around it, I’m sure there’s days when it’s OK but it  only takes one thing to  trigger it.

Tragic: A child has died after being mauled by a pet dog at a house in Emily Street in Blackburn, pictured

Tragic: A child has died after being mauled by a pet dog  at a house in Emily Street in Blackburn, pictured 
Investigation: Police cordoned off the street after arresting the victim's mother and stepfather

Investigation: Police cordoned off the street after  arresting the victim’s mother and stepfather
'Horrific': Chief Inspector Chris Bithell briefs the media on the progress of the investigation

‘Horrific’: Chief Inspector Chris Bithell briefs the  media on the progress of the investigation

Friends of the family took to Facebook to  express their grief at the little girl’s death.

Catt Allen wrote: ‘RIP Ava-Jayne, heaven has  gained another angel sleep tight beautiful girl xxxx’.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: ‘The  baby was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital but sadly passed away a short time  later.

‘Officers are continuing to carry out  enquiries at the scene and investigate the circumstances of what has  happened.’

Detective  Superintendent Simon Giles added:  ‘This is a tragic incident and  specially trained officers are offering support  to the wider family. A  full investigation is underway.’

Danger: The dog was described as a 'menace' before the attack and previously killed a neighbour's cat

Danger: The dog was described as a ‘menace’ before the  attack and previously killed a neighbour’s cat
Attack: The incident took place in a residential area to the north-east of the town centre

Attack: The incident took place in a residential area to  the north-east of the town centre

Local MP Jack Straw delivered a passionate  appeal to drive out the scourge of dangerous dogs which have been responsible  for a string of brutal attacks on children.

‘This is the most awful killing, of an  innocent 11-month-old baby, by an out-of-control and self-evidently dangerous  dog,’ the former Home Secretary told the Lancashire Telegraph.

‘What will it take to convince people not to  keep dogs like this – and to get across to all dog-owners, of every breed of  dog, that no dog should ever be left unsupervised with a baby?’

In the wake of Ava-Jayne’s death, the union  that represents postal workers called for a major crackdown on dangerous dogs in  order to prevent similar incidents in future.

‘This is another tragic loss of life and  demonstrates the out-of-control situation that we have in the UK with  irresponsible dog ownership,’ a spokesman for the CWU said.

‘There have been 23 deaths from dog attacks  in the UK, the majority of which have been young children, and four of these  have occurred since 2005. Worryingly, there has been a sharp increase in recent  years.

‘Dog control laws in England and Wales are  rightly being strengthened later this year. Current arrangements are simply not  good enough and the punishments do not fit the crimes.’

BRITAIN’S TRAGIC HISTORY OF FATAL MAULINGS BY DEVIL  DOGS

Horror: Four-year-old Lexi Branson was killed by a pet dog three months ago

Horror: Four-year-old Lexi Branson was killed by a pet  dog three months ago

In November last year, four-year-old Lexi  Branson was mauled to death by a pet dog despite her mother’s desperate  attempts to halt the attack. Lexi, described as a ‘happy and sweet’ girl, died  after being attacked at a flat in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. It later emerged  that the dog had been a stray until a couple of months earlier.

In June 2013, a five-year-old boy was  taken to hospital after being mauled by a dog in Co Antrim, Ireland. The attack  happened at Carniny Primary School on the outskirts of Ballymena. It was later  confirmed that the dog was being shown to schoolchildren as a last-day-of-term  treat.

Last May, Clifford Clarke, 79, was  killed in a dog attack in his garden in Liverpool. The retired hospital porter  suffered fatal injuries after being mauled by a bull mastiff cross which was  reported to have found a way into Mr Clarke’s garden from a neighbouring house.  The dogs was shot dead by armed officers and two women were arrested on  suspicion of manslaughter.

Two months earlier, Jade Anderson, 14,  was mauled to death by four dogs while visiting her friend near Wigan. The girl  was discovered by armed police at a friend’s house amid a pack of aggressive  dogs. The animals, who were not banned breeds, were put down. The owner of the  animals was given a suspended 16-week sentence for animal cruelty last  month.

In November 2012, 71-year-old Gloria  Knowles died after being attacked by a pack of dogs belonging to her  daughter that she had gone to feed. The great-grandmother was found dead with  multiple injuries at a house with five dogs in Morden, south  London.

In March 2011, Jude Keir, nine,  suffered severe head injuries when he was mauled by a Staffordshire bull terrier  outside his school in Scotland. The young boy needed 40 stitches and only  survived because two people dragged the dog off him.

In November 2009, four-year-old John-Paul  Massey died after suffering multiple injuries when he was savaged by the  family pet at his grandmother’s home in November 2009. The animal, named Uno,  was an illegal pitbull-type dog belonging to his uncle, who was jailed for four  months

Culled from dailymail.co.uk

Indian wife and her baby daughter burned to death by husband because he wanted a son

In Nigeria the men pay a bride price and some of them wind up making their wives earn every last penny but even so in some parts, its not essential. It also depends on how money-grabby your prospective in laws are, however I am yet to hear that anybody ever got murdered in such horrific circumstances for not paying up (marriage is too precious, we don’t want our daughter/sister being made a widow do we?).

Anyway, apparently one of the reasons daughters are abhorred in places like India is because of the dowry they have to pay the men who eventually marry them (why such a horrible culture won’t be done away with considering how terribly women suffer as a result, beats me).

The lady in this story committed 3 offences. She was born female, could not finish paying her dowry and topped it off by giving birth to a baby girl. Well, she paid for the insult with her life.

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  • Annu Devi,  22, burned to death while breastfeeding her daughter
  • Husband  Gunjan Masat poured fuel over the pair before lighting it
  • Masat then  allegedly moved the still-living Devi close to a fire to make it look like she  had accidentally set herself on fire
  • Mother and  baby were discovered the next morning with 90 per cent  burns
  • They were  taken to hospital but were pronounced dead on arrival
  • Devi’s  father claims in-laws became angry when she gave birth to a  girl

By Chris Pleasance

A young Indian mother has been burned to  death along with her infant daughter by her husband and in-laws for failing to  pay dowry.

Police in eastern Indian state of Jharkhand  said 22-year-old Annu Devi was set ablaze while she was breastfeeding her  daughter.

They have now arrested her husband, Gunjan  Masat, who allegedly poured fuel over Devi and her baby daughter before setting  them on fire.

Annu Devi, 22, (far right) was burned to death in India by her husband and in-laws in a dispute over dowry which started when she gave birth to a girl

Annu Devi, 22, (far right) was burned to death in India  by her husband and in-laws in a dispute over dowry which started when she gave  birth to a girl

Gunjan Masat, Devi's husband, allegedly poured kerosene over her while she was breastfeeding her baby daughter before setting the pair alight. They were taken to hospital (pictured) but died on arrival
Gunjan Masat, Devi’s husband, allegedly poured kerosene  over her while she was breastfeeding her baby daughter before setting the pair  alight. They were taken to hospital (pictured) but died on arrival

According to Raghuni Rana, Devi’s father, the  couple were happily married for more than a year, but problems started after Ms  Devi gave birth to a baby girl.

Devi's mother-in-law holds the body of her grand-daughter who was also burned to death in the attack

Devi’s mother-in-law holds the body of her  grand-daughter who was also burned to death in the attack

Mr Rana told police: ‘They wanted a son, but  didn’t realize that giving birth to a girl was not Devi’s fault.

‘They started harassing and torturing her  till things reached this pass when they decided to end her life.’

Mr Rana added: ‘Now they were demanding a TV  set and a motorcycle. I had already given them two bighas (1.6 acres) of land in  dowry.’

To pass off her murder as an accident, the  accused made the badly burned Devi sit beside a fireplace and placed a water  container over it.

Early in the morning on January 30, a local  spotted Ms Devi and her daughter lying in a courtyard at the house, still alive  despite suffering 90 per cent burns.

The mother-daughter duo were rushed to the  nearest hospital but the doctors declared them dead on arrival.

Devi’s brother-in-law, who has also been  accused in the police complaint, is still at large.

Calling it a heinous crime, Superintendent of  Police, Nirmal Kumar Mishra,  said: ‘All the accused will be arrested and  prosecuted according to the  law.’

Dowry is one of the reasons why boys are  preferred over girls in Indian culture. Thousands of girls are aborted every  year after ultrasound scans reveal the sex of the foetus.

Masat allegedly set Devi alight in the courtyard of this house, before allegedly placing her still-living body next to a fireplace to make it look like an accident

 Masat allegedly set Devi alight in the courtyard of this  house, before allegedly placing her still-living body next to a fireplace to  make it look like an accident
Gunjan Masat has been arrested, while his father Mahendra Basat (pictured), was interrogated. His other son has also been named on the police complaint but is on the run

Gunjan Masat has been arrested, while his father  Mahendra Basat (pictured), was interrogated. His other son has also been named  on the police complaint but is on the run

A woman is killed over dowry ‘every hour’ in  India, according to the data released by the country’s National Crime Records  Bureau.

‘8,233 young women, many of them new brides,  were killed in so-called ‘dowry deaths’ in 2012,’ the report said last  year.

Domestic violence largely motivated by dowry  demands is very common in the area, but killing of Ms Devi along with her baby  girl has shocked the locals.

Culled from dailymail.co.uk