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ODM diehard run over by a car during protest struggling with a broken hip in hospital (photos)
-NASA supporters hold protests every Monday and Friday to press for reforms at IEBC
-The demonstrations always end with run battles between protesters and police
-Three people were run over by a police vehicle after one of the occupants shot one of the demonstrators in the leg
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ardent supporter who was knocked down and dragged by a police vehicle broke his hip bone.
TUKO.co.ke traced him to his hospital bed at Kenyatta National Hospital where he is receiving treatment after the life threatening ordeal.
In many of the protests, Opposition supporters are teargassed by police to force them to disperse.
Deaths and injuries have been reported during similar events in the past but security agencies have been hard pressed to identify and put to account rogue officers who commit such crimes.
He was among three others who were knocked and ran over by a police vehicle.
He is always spotted wearing ODM branded T-shirts and oranges tied around his head during ODM events.
TUKO.co.ke captured the chilling moment when the man was hit as driver of a Toyota Prado, Registration KBQ 609G, attempted to flee the scene after one of its occupants shot one of the protesters on the leg.
Rather than make a categorical comment on when Mrs. Ahmad was raised from her position as deputy general manager to executive director, Mike Omeife, head of media Relations at the bank, merely said she had been executive director at the bank “for a while”.
He maintained that based on her wealth of experience, she is qualified to be appointed to the new position.
Mrs. Ahmad was appointed deputy governor of the apex bank on Thursday, October 5, and is billed to replace Sarah Alade, who retired from the bank as deputy governor (economic policy) in March 2017.
She is expected to assume duty as CBN deputy governor immediately after her confirmation by the Senate.
Until her appointment, Mrs. Ahmad, a holder of Master of Science, M.Sc degree in Finance & Management from the Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom (2006-2007) and a Master of Business Administration, MBA in Finance, University of Lagos (1999-2001), was the executive director (Retail Banking) at Diamond Bank Plc.
She is the chairperson, executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, a Nigerian non-profit organization focused on issues affecting the interest of women professionals in business, particularly those promoting leadership development and capacity building to engender growth.
Since her appointment, there had been controversies, especially on social media, over her qualification for the CBN job.
But in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, Mr. Omeife said the new CBN deputy governor had been an executive director at Diamond Bank “for a while”.
When asked of the specific date, he explained that he might not immediately have the details but he was confident she had been appointed executive director “for a while”.
Our sources maintained Mr. Omeife “was economical with the truth”.
Checks by PREMIUM TIMES revealed that details of the bank’s annual report showed that as at December 2016, Mrs. Ahmad held the position of Head, Consumer and Privilege Banking. The two executive directors listed in the report are Chizoma Okoli, Executive Director Business Development, and Chiugo Ndubisi, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer.
Similarly, in its quarterly reports for March and June 2017, the names of the two aforementioned officials remained as executive directors.
Meanwhile, checks on the disclosure platform of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, for possible announcement of Mrs. Ahmad’s elevation also yielded no result as no such disclosure was made throughout 2017.
When contacted on the telephone on Monday, the media officer of the NSE, Joseph Kadiri, could not immediately give response to the request.
He, however, told PREMIUM TIMES to forward the request to him via email and promised to send to appropriate quarters for reply. More than 24 hours after the request was sent with reminders, PREMIUM TIMES has not gotten any response.
But Mr. Omeife, Tuesday, suggested that disclosure of Mrs. Ahmad’s appointment as ED may not necessarily be made to the Nigerian bourse.
“From the financial services perspective, the CBN handles issues involving people from ED (position) up (wards),” he said.
When asked about the alleged double promotion the new CBN official reportedly enjoyed on the day she was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Omeife said he knew nothing about such development.
“I don’t know about that; all I am meant to understand is that the president appointed her as CBN deputy governor and sent her name to the Senate for approval. I don’t know about that (issue of double promotion).
“But I know she is eminently qualified to be the CBN deputy governor and I am expecting young Nigerians to applaud her,” he said, in reference to Mrs. Ahmad’s academic and professional antecedents.
He, however, said further enquiries should be directed to the CBN.
But PREMIUM TIMES efforts to reach the CBN was futile. Isaac Okorafor, the apex bank’s spokesperson, did not answer or return calls to his known number. He also did not reply to a text message sent to him.
PRIVILEGE BANKING VS ECONOMIC POLICY
Many commentators alleged that her promotion to the position of executive director at Diamond Bank Plc was ‘fast-tracked’, a few hours to the announcement of her name by the Nigerian government.
Insiders at the bank told PREMIUM TIMES she was promoted executive director hours to the announcement of her appointment to the CBN position. There was a company-wide announcement to that effect, our sources said.
However, the CBN Act does not require that an appointee to that position must be an executive director of a bank, and it is not clear why she had to be controversially upgraded.
Section 8 sub-section 1 of the CBN Act 2007 states, among others, that: “The Governor and Deputy Governors “shall be persons of recognised financial experience and shall be appointed by the President subject to the confirmation of the Senate.”
Some commentators argue that Ms. Ahmad’s expertise may not be the kind of skills needed at the CBN. She is better known for overseeing privilege banking, securing accounts from high net-worth individuals, and providing private client services to wealthy customers. Her understanding of economic policies remained unclear.
Abdul Mahmud, an Abuja-based attorney, said of the appointment, “That she replaces Sarah Alade as Deputy Governor of CBN in charge of economic policy- monetary policy, financial market, etc, before her retirement, makes her catapult curious.
“With a background in accounting and professional training in consumer banking, you would ask: what was her appointor thinking? She is not a monetarist, there is nothing in her CV that shows that she is nuanced in monetary economics.
“Well, with another misfit, Emefiele, at the helm of CBN, who has been accused of doing washwash -printing more naira notes- an Emefiele-esque Quantitative Easing (QE) -to address liquidity problem and creating the more serious problem of inflationary pressure- a process of policy catalyzation really- you will understand why the oracle has consistently argued that the government projection of the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP) to reduce the inflation rate from 19% to 0% by 2020 is a pipe dream.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been updated with additional information
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J.R. Smith says he is ‘absolutely’ frustrated to lose starting spot, won’t cause problems
J.R. Smith started at shooting guard for the Cavaliers as they reached three straight NBA Finals and won a title, fitting smoothly into his 3-and-D role.
In a related move, the Cavs will also start Kevin Love at center and move Tristan Thompson to the bench. Love and Jae Crowder starting allows the Cavaliers to surround LeBron Jameswith outside shooting that Wade and Derrick Rose don’t provide.
J.R. Smith said “absolutely” he is frustrated that he lost his place in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup to Dwyane Wade, though neither he nor Tristan Thompson aim to make trouble now that they’re both coming off the bench.
“We talked about it,” Smith told cleveland.com. “It wasn’t the most positive conversation, but we talked about it and we’ll get through it together.”
Thompson said he and Smith wanted “everybody to know” they weren’t “upset or angry”
This is exactly the response you want to see. Smith doesn’t have to be happy about being demoted. Someone competitive enough to thrive in the NBA isn’t conditioned to take this passively. But the Cavs don’t want him sulking and creating problems, either.
It seems Smith is threading the needle with the ideal way to respond.
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In light of the super eagle’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there have been lots of reactions and one Twitter user suggested something that may happen when Super Eagles get to Russia. @coconut_me said wife of super eagles player, Mikel Obi, Olga just might have to house some Nigerians when they get to Russia cause it’s probable that some of them might not be able to afford accommodation there. Olga, who has birthed twins for the former Chelsea midfielder, reacted to the tweet via her Insta-story, as she shared it and wrote; Lol
A man identified as Johnny Creed who was approached by a white woman to marry her daughter for money has asked Nigerians to advise him.
The 21-year-old man who is an upcoming artist explained that the woman offered to give him money if he agrees to marry her 18-year-old daughter.
According to Creed, after he told the lady that he has never been in a relationship she offered to give him whatever he wants if he promised to marry her daughter.
Creed noted that she also promised to give a sum of 400,000 dollars which is approximately 145,000,000 in naira.
The lady proposed that she would give him the money if he promised to marry her daughter later in the future.
Despite the fact that the money would help Creed promote his songs, he is concerned that he might fall in love with someone else before her daughter is ready for marriage.
He also noted that he has never met the lady’s 18-year-old daughter. Creed further said he is not willing to spoil his name or be tagged as a scammer if it doesn’t work out the way she wants.
Read what he said below:
“Please help I need your advice, my name is Johnny creed, this White woman has been promising me heaven and earth after I told her that I’ve never dated all my life.
She said i should agree that I’ll marry her beautiful 18 year old daughter in future as I’m just 21 and have never met her daughter in person. She also promised to send me a whooping sum of $400,000 to live large and promote my songs as I’m a Nigerian upcoming artist.
But I’m scared that this might be a trap and I might find true love in the nearest future as I don’t want to be indebted to anybody nor scam anybody I really don’t want a bad name, although I need the money! I’m just confused.”
What would you advise Creed to do?
I went as far as the length of my chain would suffer, and discharged my body of that uneasy load. But this was the only time I was ever guilty of so uncleanly an action; for which I cannot but hope the candid reader will give some allowance, after he has maturely and impartially considered my case, and the distress I was in. From this time my constant practice was, as soon as I rose, to perform that business in open air, at the full extent of my chain