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Benin City, Edo State Bloody as Cult Engage in War
Bloody Edo : Corpse Litter The Streets Of Benin As Cult Hostilities Intensifies.
Edo State is making the headlines again, this time around for the wrong reasons.
Benin City is currently boiling as cult gangs and hoodlums have taken over major parts of the metropolis unleashing mayhem at innocent citizens.
According to our Correspondent jimoh Ogirima report that, 6 deaths were recorded yesterday alone with the bodies of the victims left on the street for all to see.
This trending video happened yesterday at Textile Mill road in Benin City, the worse aspect is that the people don’t even know what is going on, some say it is the usual crisis between the Black Axe and Eiye confraternity, others say it is an underground gang war meant to cleanse the opposing confraternity.
As at the time of reporting this incidence there is a corpse lying at Benin Lagos Express road opposite Uselu park.
This one happened about 6 am on Saturday which happens to be today.
Some who spoke off camera urged the security agencies to swing into action and bring to book all those behind these dastardly acts.
Climate change mitigation in an under-developed Nigerian economy
Climate change is already being experienced in Nigeria just as in other parts of the world. In the
past 20 years or so, temperatures have been observed to be rising, rainfall patterns and seasons are shifting, bush burning often led to uncontrollable wild fires, sea levels and flooding are rising, drought and desertification have been increasing especially in the northern parts, fresh water resources and biodiversity are receding, epidemics like COVID 19 are emerging
These problems are by nature, complex and regarded as “wicked” because they defy easy
solutions and their possible solutions relates not just to the environment, but also maps onto
national development and poverty alleviation especially in Nigeria. Hence these problems become “supper wicked” problems (Winkler, 2018). There are no definitive formulations; “stopping rule” hardly applies; and causes and effects logic that signals when solved is lacking. Solutions are not subject to tests, but rather good enough or better, bad or worse. Also, climate
change impacts (long and short term) are fraught with uncertainties and often interrelated. And
potential solutions to climate change now might well cause further problems in the future (The
Royal Society, 2010).
One good enough practice we can adopt in Nigeria to tackle this super wicked problem of climate change and development, is to learn from the evidenced based scenarios of robust economies that have achieved some levels of carbon efficiency and climate resilience.
Mitigation Action Plans Scenarios from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and South Africa could be
relevant and credible to Nigeria as a starting point in designing and modeling her own development pathways that lead to low greenhouse emissions and poverty reduction. (Winkler, 2018)
The first task is to establish a functional climate change mitigation team of multi-disciplinary stakeholders, through stakeholders’ analysis, mapping and facilitation. Who will collectively generate local knowledge that is legitimate, credible, acceptable and relevant to the formulation of domestic climate change mitigation policy document that aligns with international efforts.
Ize Iyamu scored 20% while Obaseki 92.11% by Edo people on integrity, credibility and reliability rating
The survey poll was anchored by an independent Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) expert and powered by the internationally reputed Survey Monkey software application. The poll which was shared on both APC and PDP forums was designed to allow one response per device, keeping respondents anonymous. The survey was not to compare and contrast the contestants, but for respondents to freely and honestly rate each on a scale of: very low, low, high and very high. To review details of the questions and results, visit the survey monkey site via the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-5GHY62QH7
A pre-election vote poll returns Governor Obeseki as winner.
A pre-election vote polling survey powered by an independent monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) expert, was posted July 20th - Aug 7th. The survey which was shared in both APC and PDP forums as a way of sampling Edo people's opinion on the upcoming Sept 19 gubernatorial election, emerged with the following results: Out of 125 respondents, 76 voted for the incumbent Governor, Obaseki of PDP; while 37 voted Pastor Ize Iyamu.
Next, watch out below, for reliability, integrity, credibility and accountability rating survey for Ize-Iyamu and Obeseki already shared and make your opinion heard. The respondents remain anonymous and only one response per device is captured.
Score your Edo 2020 gubernatorial election aspirants: Ize-Iyamu and Obaseki for reliability, integrity & credibility. Give your honest score and share for others to give theirs.
Nigeria, a highly fragile nation, known to have the worst leaders in the world is in dire need of:
1. Independent monitoring, evaluation, impact assessment practitioners.
2. Corruption shooting, accountability & transparency social workers
3. Citizen participatory analysts of Nigeria's problems and solutions providers
4. Street and community security surveillance.
5. Regular public opinion polling
6. Participatory community surveillance and mapping.
We are kicking off with Edo state 2020 gubernatorial election evaluation report. Our first assignment is vote polling of the governorship aspirants, to be published before election proper on 19 of September. Two vote polls will be held. One between now and first week of August, while the second will be first week of September.
A second poll will be on: integrity, trustworthiness, accountability & transparency rating of the aspirants.
Thirdly, we shall publish a monitoring and evaluation report of contesting parties in terms of ability to meet up with goals and objectives based on independently verifiable performance indicators in their states of governance.
Let's look forward to these polls and their results.