As parts of the events lined up to mark Lagos @ 50, the Palace of Oba of Lagos had announced an Eyo Festival scheduled to take place on Saturday 20th May, 2017 at Tafa Balewa Square, Lagos
The Palace spokesperson urged everyone not to wear any shoes within the vicinity of the masquerades, adding that female must not wear any form of head ties to the event.
The State Government had assured residents and visitors of adequate security  for a successful festival and advised the public that the procession would take off from Iga Iduganran to terminate at Tafawa Balewa Square where the various Eyo groups would be on parade.
All advised to avoid Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Idumota, Obalende, Igbosere, Adeniji Adele and its environs due to a high potential for breakdown of law and order
Wherever you are on the Island on Saturday between 0800-1900hrs, you are advised to exercise sensible security precautions and expect unusually high human traffic to the Island


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  1. The article by one Mr. Emma C. Nweze titled ?2015 Polls: Abia PDP May Be Working For The Opposition?
    circulated all over the world, intended to damage the
    personality of the Abia State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate,
    Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, was burdened with fabrications.

    Nweze whom I suspect was writing under the cover of pseudonym questioned the validity of Ikpeazu?s tax
    up to date. This I have debated with a lot of my lawyer friends and they told me that since Ikpeazu worked for the government, the
    government collects its tax before paying their workers.
    I hope this settles the intended slur that the opposition politicians are casting against Ikpeazu.

    Ikpeazu never ran his personal business, so he stands
    tall to challenge any goofing critic that he has been paying his tax as a government worker before he was
    called up to vie for the position of governor in the 2015 elections.

    Even in the university where he once had a stint,
    he never paid himself salaries. His tax was collected by the
    authorities that superintended how salaries were paid him before he got
    the PDP governorship ticket.

    The National Working Committee (NWC) that the opposition politicians in Abia State continue to cite to cause unfriendliness in the state
    against the choice of Ikpeazu knows that a lot of propaganda and
    lies are being hatched against Ikpeazu. So, the great men and women in the PDP would not give in for such
    cheap blackmail against the government of Governor Theodore Orji and the PDP?s choice of Ikpeazu in the state.

    It is a white-collar lie the insinuation making the rounds that the national body
    of the PDP has called on Ikpeazu to step down. It is the concern of well-meaning Abia people that Ikpeazu represents them as
    governor in the 2015 general elections. Nothing less.
    He stands for light and continuation of numerous projects
    which Abia people could see.

    Even if they say in politics that anything goes, there
    will never be any way that the opposition in Abia
    State will win Ikpeazu in the election, because he is the choice
    of the people. I stand to say that the opposition is working in vein in all its blackmail against Ikpeazu.
    He will come out in that election triumphantly.

    If it was not Ikpeazu who was voted for by the delegates in the December 8, 2014 primaries in Umuahia,
    I would have agreed that the PDP in the state
    may be working for the opposition. However, with Ikpeazu, there is no shaking.

    When the choice of the governor was made known that power has to shift to Ukwa/Ngwa area of
    Abia State, he was not dichotomous.

    In one of its treatises to mislead the general public, the factional governorship
    candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Alex Otti?s camp was writing that the
    governor was deceiving Ikpeazu after which he would make sure that Otti becomes the governor.
    The truth is that the governor is not working
    for any candidate, neither Ikpeazu. He made his position clear earlier
    that he did not endorse any candidate.

    Notwithstanding, as the leader of the PDP in Abia State, he
    will vote for Ikpeazu, like every other citizen in the state who has come to understand the potentialities that
    Ikpeazu is made of will do.

    Hatchet critics were writing that was it the governor who encouraged
    Alex Otti to resign from Diamond Bank Plc and join the governorship race.
    The truth was that the governor was a progressive. The Governor never asked Otti to resign his job rather Otti resigned to pursue political ambition.

    Had the governor stopped Otti, the same critics would have
    started shouting hoax that the governor was bias in his
    form of ?equity and fair play.?

    The camp of Otti would not be in APGA and yet was calling the PDP primaries in the state a charade.

    I want to say that the biggest charade is the one that Otti
    is oozing, whereas the bonafide winner of the APGA primaries in Abia State
    is Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba.

    Ufomba?s name was it that was announced even on the 7am national news, yet Otti
    is parading himself as the party?s candidate. I want to state that
    after my research, lawyers told me that the
    candidature of Ikpeazu is as solid as the rock, if the opposition still insists on the
    details of his tax.

    Besides, he has sound academic qualifications that are not faked.

    He had been tested and trusted. It was the make-believe story
    of the opposition that the state government squandered over N300 million of Abia State funds to pay
    730 and delegates to vote for Ikpeazu. There was
    nothing like that. Those who voted on December 8 at the primaries, did so according to their conscience.

    So, the likes of Emma C. Nweze who have been using tantrums against
    Ikpeazu should hide their faces in shame. Ikpeazu has correct tax papers.


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