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36 State Governors, The Courses They Studied & Institutions Attended



Most people believe that our leaders in Nigeria today actually went to the best Higher Institutions which to them explains why they became influential, or that they studied the best courses in the higher institutions, well I have decided to compile the institutions and courses our Dear Governors studied.

Note: This is just their first higher institution certificate or Degree as the case may be. Some of them later furthered their Education even up to MSC level.

Dr. Okezie Ipkeazu, the governor of Abia state gained admission into the university of maiduguri in 1980 to study clinical biochemistry and graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) second class upper division in August 1984.

Bindo jibrilla, the governor of Adamawa state is described as a successful business man who enrolled for a certificate program in business studies at the city college of higher education, London from 1984. by 1985, he proceeded to enrol for a diploma program in business studies at the same city college of higher education which he earned in 1986.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa ibom state holds a bachelors degree ( in accounting from the University of Lagos in 1988 .

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from the prestigious University of Lagos in 1979.

Barrister Mohammed A. Bello, the executive governor of bauchi state studied at Ahmadu Bello university (ABU) zaria from 1975 to 1978 where he got his LLB Hons.

Governor Seriate Henry Dickson of Bayelsa state enrolled in the Rivers state University of science and technology(RSUST) port hercourt, to study law in 1988. he earned his LLB in 1992.

Mr. Ortom Samuel, the governor of Benue state enrolled at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and obtained both the interim joint matriculation board certificate in 1995 and a diploma in journalism in 1998.
He also attended Benue state university, where he obtained the advanced diploma in personnel management in 2001.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state studied agricultural economics at the university of maiduguri, graduated in 1989.

Governor Benedict Bengiousluye Ayade of Cross river state earned his (Hons) in Microbiology at Ambrose Alli university in Ekpoma from 1984 to 1988.

Dr Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state attended the university of ibadan (UI), where he studied medicine and surgery, graduating in 1981 with an MBBS degree.

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebony state studied civil engineering in the Enugu state university of science and technology (ESUT) and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in 1982.

Mr Godwin Nogheghese Obaseki, the governor of Edo state attended the University of ibadan (UI) where he bagged a bachelor of arts degree in classics.

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state attended the Polytechnic Ibadan where he did a programme in biological science/applied medical/biology and obtained a higher national diploma in 1987.

Governor Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi AKA ‘gburugburu’, holds bachelors degree in Business Administartion from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe state is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, zaria with a degree in Accounting which he obtained in 1985.

Governor Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha of Imo state studied at the University of Jos, obtaining a diploma in Public administration and later returned to obtain an advanced diploma in public administration.

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello university, zaria. where he obtained a Accounting degree.

Mallam Nasir Almad El-Rufai, the executive governor of Kaduna state studied Quantity surveying in Ahmadu Bello university zaria where he obtained bachelor degree with first class honors.

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State obtained Nigerian certificae of education (NCE) from advanced teachers college kano between 1969 and 1972. he then attended Ahmadu Bello university (ABU), zaria for in education degree from 1972 to 1975.

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state obtained a in Economics in the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

Governor Yahaya Bello of kogi state was admitted into Ahmadu Bello university, zaria in 1996, where he studied Accounting and graduated in 1999.

Governor Abdufatah Ahmed of kwara state attended the school of basic studies of kwara state college of technology (now kwara state polytechnic), Ilorin from 1978 to 1980. he went on to study chemistry in University of Ilorin where he earned a B.Sc in chemistry.

Governor Akinwumi Ambode is an alumunus of University of Lagos, where he studied Accounting, remarkably, he graduated at the age of 21.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state attended the Ahmadu Bello university, Zaria from 1975 to 1978, graduating with a bachelor of education degree.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state was admitted into University of Maiduguri in 1986 to 1991 where he obtained a B.Sc in Economics.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state attended ogun state polytechnic(now Moshood abiola polytechnic ), abeokuta where he obtained higher national diploma (HND)

Governor Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu attended university of ife (now obafemi awolowo university), where he studied law, graduating in 1978.

Governor Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi studied business administration and finance at the state University New york. buffalo, New York, graduating with a bachelor of science degree.

Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state studied mechanical engineering in the polytechnic ibadan graduating in 1980 with higher national diploma(HND)

Governor Simon Bako Lalong of plateau state studied law in Ahmadu Bello university zaria, graduating in 1990 with a bachelors degree in law.

Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike of Rivers state studied law in the Rivers state university of science and technology.

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state attended the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, where he studied law, graduating with an LLB(Hons) degree in 1991.

Governor Darins Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state studied architecture in the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria where he obtained a bachelors degree in Architecture.

Governor Ibrahim Geidam attended Ahmadu Bello University between 1981 to 1983 where he earned a diploma in accountancy and later returned to earn a B.Sc in accountancy degree in 1990.

Alhaji Abdulazuiz Abubakar, the executive Governor of Zamfara state attended Sokoto Polytechnic from 1991 to 1994 where he obtained a certificate and later a diploma in secretarial studies in 2004.

From the above, it will be seen that 28 Governors obtained their first higher institution certificate from a University.

7 Governors obtained their first higher institution certificate from either a Polytechnic or College of Education.

2 Governors studied abroad (Oyo and Adamawa

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Amaechi Vows To Release Names Of Those Sabotaging Security




Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that cabals are frustrating the recently approved $198m maritime security contract.

Amaechi vowed to publicly mention names of saboteurs while speaking at a Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum held in Warri, Delta State on Thursday.

He said “Reason, why vessels will not come to the Eastern ports, is because there is war insurance due to insecurity in the ports here.

“The war insurance means if the goods cost N10,000 in Lagos, it will cost N20,000 here because there is an extra cost on it due to Insecurity issues. Even as a minister, I can’t enter a boat ride from Warri to Port Harcourt due to insecurity issues, but I can move around Lagos at any time of the day.

“I once asked a former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, why people from Anambra don’t import from Port Harcourt port, and he said it cost less to import from Lagos and move to Onitsha even with the price they pay on the road. It is cheaper to import from Lagos to Aba, yet Aba to Port Harcourt is a 30-minute drive.

“For shipowners, you need to do a petition to Mr President. The President approved a contract of $195m for maritime security, but there are people in the system sabotaging the contract because it will restore security in the water. I won’t say who they are until it gets out of control. We are still battling for the contract to take place, but if it gets out of place, we will name them publicly, including the security people involved.

“There are people who make billions of Dollars from the insecurity on the water, so they don’t want security on the water because if we secure the water, all their rubbish will go.

“There are businesses which provide the vessel for oil companies in the name of providing security. The moment we secure the water, they are out of jobs?

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Prison Officer Brutalizes Son, Injures Him For Playing Football (Graphic)




According to a photographer who shared photos of a teenage boy brutalized by his father, almost went into coma after he sustained a deep injury on his head, just for playing football.

The Nigerian Prisons staff beats his son from 7:00pm till 2:30 am, says report.

See what the photographer/Instagram user wrote..

This happened at Oluwatedo area of Ibadan, Mr Adepoju Biodun is married with three kids,he works with Nigerian prison service Agodi,ibadan.his eldest child is Israel, On 16th February 2018 Israel went to play football and after the football his father beat him from 7:00pm till 2:30am in the early hours of Saturday till he sustained a deep cut on his head with blood everywhere in the house.his the appropriate way to correct or chastise our child. This is beyond chastisement. Israel was beaten to coma before he was later rushed to Don Bosco specialist hospital Ogungbade. I will soon upload the surface area of the deep cut as soon as they open it.his siblings also tolu and praise served severe punishment, they were relieved as soon as Israel was rushed to the hospital. Please share until the appropriate authorities sees this especially Nigerian prisons, UNICEF. #UNICEF #law #crazyfather #ibadan #opayemioludayo
#tolanialli #bayoomoboriowo #michaelomoboriowophotography #ajimobi #florenceajimobi #lawyer #nigerianprison #nigerianprison #freshfm #splashfm #inspirationfm

Beating for your son for playing football? My God.

Someone please remind him how much Neymar is worth per week!!! Kaii

There is another angle to look at this… No father in his right mind would do this to his own son!!! This is a clear case MENTAL ILLNESS/TRUMA probably due to the nature of his work. I am not a psychologist but I know in that in Nigeria  we lack the culture of looking out for the signs of mental fatigue amongst our workers in all sector. Military /Paramilitary have no proper way of been evaluated for any form of work trauma. This man could be having or experiencing trauma as the result of the nature of his job. May God help him and his family.

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The member representing Uyo State Constituency in the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Monday Eyo Okon, on Friday, donated 120 desks to the pupils of Government Primary School, Aka Offot, Uyo Local Government Area.

Hon. Monday Eyo who described Education as a bedrock of any society, and for any society to make progress, stated that when the foundation that is the primary level of education is well laid, motivated and properly activated, the child who is at the centre of learning is well prepared, informed and sharpened for the future both mentally and physically.

Headmaster of the School, Mr. Simon Edet Eyo, alongside the Village Head of Aka 1, Eteidung Francis, Hon. Kufre Mendi, while receiving the Lawmaker, commended him for his kind gesture and rapid response to the plight of the pupils within the short notice of time.

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Former Petroleum Minister Chief Don Etiebet says the current fuel crisis in Nigeria is caused by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.

Speaking in an interview in Uyo, Chief Etiebet the APC leader in Akwa Ibom explained that the petroleum distribution in Nigeria is controlled by PDP members who are causing the fuel hike to project President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure.

Buhari is the substantive Ministet of Petroleum in Nigeria.

“Who are still controlling the petroleum distribution in Nigeria; it is still the original PDP marketers.”

He attributed the fuel hike to the impending elections in the country, saying it is an attempt by the PDP marketers to discredit APC.

 “Election time is coming and they are doing all kinds of thing for petrol not to be available, and what do they want? They want increase I petrol price so that they can use that against APC”

Etiebet, who was minister of petroleum under Gen. Sani Abacha attributed all oil spill in the South-South Zone to illegal bunkering.

He said illegal bunkering in Nigeria where sponsored by the previous Government OF Chief Olusegu Obasanjo and Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

“Many Government in the past even up to the last Government have been supporting illegal bunkering; please quote me, I am the former minister for petroleum and I know the details”

On the proposed reintroduction of onshore/offshore oil dichotomy by the APC restructuring Committee, Dr. Etiebet said there was nothing wrong with the committee report.

“ I believe what the committee meant maybe oil discovered or produced outside that isoba boundary.”

He assured that president buhari has done well for Akwa Ibom with the development programme been seen in all part  Akwa Ibom state and urged Akwa Ibom people to rally round him for the re-election of President Buhari in 2019

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The NANS JCC Chairman Comrade. Ekanem Utibe seeks for partnership with wema bank




By Our Source

****Pleads with Bank to erect an Atm machine at heritage polytechnic and other tertiary institution in state
Akwa Ibom State NANS JCC Chairman Comrade Ekanem Utibe, accompanied by the Secretary General Comr. Akanimo Ifiokonon, Director of sports Comr. Akan Udom, P. R. O Comr.  Kokoette Udom and Enoima Monday Udosoh Monday, were today received by the Dir of Special Duty of WEMA BANK Mr Victor Akpan at Eket LGA branch who directed to the office of the branch service manager.
The chairman appealed to the bank management to assist the students community by erecting an Atm Machine at the campus for the benefit of Nigerian students and the bank. 
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