The Network of Global Secret Societies

Opinion

The Network of Global Secret Societies

The largest mechanism used by the bloodlines to implement the New World agenda is the global secret society network. Politicians, bankers, businessmen, and media personalities – the biggest names in history and world affairs form a huge secret society matrix. 

This hierarchical pyramid-structured network is constantly recruiting and placing members in key influential positions. In order to orchestrate global events and policy decisions from behind the scenes, many niche secret societies groom and position politicians, media personalities, and other “yes-men” so they may best aid the Great Work.

“Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface” – A. E. Waite (Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn)

“You see, if you amount to anything in Washington these days, it is because you have been plucked or handpicked from an Ivy League School – Harvard, Yale, Kennedy School of Government – you’ve shown an aptitude to be a good Ivy League type, and so you’re plucked so-to-speak, and you are assigned success. 

You are assigned a certain role in government somewhere, and then your success is monitored and tracked, and you go where the pluckers and the hand pickers can put you.” -Radio Talk Show Host, Rush Limbaugh, Feb. 7th, 1995.

World leaders are made offers they cannot refuse, bribed, even blackmailed, or otherwise recruited and sworn into these secret societies. Then, often under blood-oaths to which they remain loyal, these Brotherhood initiates follow orders throughout their terms in office. 

In this way, the electorate constantly changes giving the illusion of discontinuity of leadership when in fact each successive leader “coincidentally” belongs to the same secret societies. 

A few of the more influential ones include the Freemasons, the Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, Skull and Bones, CFR, RIIA, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.

“A disturbing majority of the House and Senate representatives hold membership to elite organizations publicly sworn to destroying America in favor of a Globalist one world order system. 

“This trend ranges from the now public U.S. centered Council on Foreign Relations through the Trilateral Commission to the quasi-secret internationalist Bilderberg Group. At the end of the spectrum we even see occult influences like Skull and Bones along with the Freemasons. 

“The justification for a zealously ordered One World Government is chaos. Terrorism is the premier method for fomenting this chaos.” – Paul Joseph Watson, Order Out of Chaos (125)

“The conspiracy to create a centralized global fascist state is orchestrated in the five-sense ‘world’ by a secret network known collectively as the Illuminati or ‘Illuminated Ones’. 

“They manipulate through secret societies and groupings like the Freemasons, Knights of Malta, Knights Templar and the Jesuits. These and others feed carefully chosen recruits into the Illuminati and they are installed in positions of power throughout the world, infesting all colors, races, creeds and countries. 

“It is not that everyone in the secret societies is aware of the plot; the overwhelming majority are not. The Illuminati operate like a cancer to infiltrate and covertly control other organizations. Most Freemasons never progress higher than the bottom three levels of degree, the so-called Blue Degrees and they don’t realize what their organization is being used for.” -David Icke, “Tales from the Time Loop” 

Just look at the recent US Presidents: George W. Bush (Mason and Skull and Bones), Bill Clinton (Mason, CFR, Bilderberg, Trilateral), George H.W. Bush (Mason, Committee of 300, Skull and Bones, CFR, Trilateral), Ronald Reagan, (Mason, Knights of Malta), Jimmy Carter (Mason, CFR, Trilateral), Gerald Ford (Mason, CFR) and on it goes, most every American president has belonged to one or many secret societies. 

Almost all America’s founding fathers were Freemasons, the senate has maintained a Masonic majority since its inception, and its influence has only become more pervasive since.

To deny the influence secret societies have in world affairs is naïve, but the mainstream media seem complicit in their exclusion of any coverage involving them. As shown in the article, “Secret Society Media Manipulation,” this mainstream media black-out is also maintained through secret society membership. 

The 5 largest multi-media providers controlling 90% of America’s media are bloodline/secret society controlled. For example, the following are just a few of the hundreds of CFR, Trilateral, or Bilderberg owned/managed companies: 

ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, AP, Reuters, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Business Week, National Review, Time, Life, Look, Fortune, Reader’s Digest, U.S. News and World Report, Atlantic Monthly, McCall’s, World Review, and Scientific American.

Not only are the media CEOs and boards of directors usually secret society members, so are the show hosts and news anchors! Here’s a sampling of some mainstream anchors and media personalities found on secret society rosters:

Peter Jennings, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, William F. Buckley Jr., Joseph Harsch, Bill Meyers, C.C. Collinwood, David Brinkley, John Chancellor, Marvin Kalb, Daniel Schorr, Joseph Kraft, James Reston, Max Frankel, David Halberstram, Harrison Salisbury, Sol Linowitz, George Will, Robert McNeil, David Gergen, and Mortimer Zuckerman.

“There can be no argument regarding the reality of secret societies today. The existence of groups like the Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, and the Bilderbergers is well documented. The only question is the extent of their control and manipulation of major world events. 

“Likewise, there is no question that members of these societies exert inordinate control over many of the largest corporations and banks in the world. These corporations, in turn, control essential minerals, energy, transportation, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecommunications, and entertainment — in other words, the basics of modern life. 

“They also provide an inner core of ranking government officials on a revolving door basis. These officials often implement the very policies conceived and desired by the societies. 

“These societies hold considerable sway over national elections and policy, yet seem strangely immune to any investigation, whether by government or the mass media. Since its inception in 1913, there has never been an outside, objective audit of the Federal Reserve System despite periodic calls for such.” -Jim Marrs, Rule by Secrecy (109-10)

After Bush was elected he immediately placed 5 Skull and Bones brothers in his administration. Clinton and Nixon had over 100 CFR members in their administrations. Ronald Regan’s 59 man transition team alone had 28 CFR members, 10 Bilderbergers, and 10 Trilaterals. 

Secret society members are prevalent at all levels of government, and not just in America, but world-wide. For instance, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Mikhail Gorbachov, George Bush and Tony Blair are all 33rd degree Freemasons. Marx, Engel, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, and Mao-Tse Tung were all high-level Grand Orient Lodge Freemasons.

Winston Churchill was Committee of 300 and a Mason. Cecil Rhodes founded the Round Table, was Committee of 300 and a Mason. Henry Kissinger is a Mason, Knight of Malta, Committee of 300 and a Bilderberger. 

Dick Cheney is CFR and Trilateral Commission. David Rockefeller founded Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission, and is also CFR, Committee of 300 and a Mason. 

These are the biggest, most powerful names in politics, all meeting in secret with no minutes, and no media coverage. Our public servants making private policy decisions behind closed doors. This has been the rule, not the exception, for longer than most people realize.

During the 19th century, British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli was quite outspoken regarding the influence of secret societies in politics: 

“The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.” -Benjamin Disraeli, 1844

“There is in Italy a power which we seldom mention in this House… I mean the secret societies… It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe – the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries – is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being covered with railroads.” -Benjamin Disraeli, at British House of Commons, July 14, 1856

“The government of this country has not only to deal with governments, kings and ministers, but also with secret societies, elements which must be taken into account, which at the last moment can bring our plans to naught, which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, who incite assassinations and can if necessary lead a massacre.” -Benjamin Disraeli, at Aylesbury, Sept. 10, 1876

The Federal Reserve private banking syndicate was set up under Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. The following quotes show his suspicions and regrets regarding this secret society of banking elites: 

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. 

“They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1913

“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. 

“We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.” -Woodrow Wilson, 1916

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a Committee of 300 member and 33rd degree Mason. In 1920, he spoke from personal knowledge regarding the global conspiracy when he said: 

“From the days of Spartacus-Weishaupt to those of Karl Marx, to those of Trotsky, Bela Kun, Rosa Luxembourg, and Emma Goldman, this world wide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and for the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence and impossible equality, has been steadily growing. 

“It played a definitely recognizable role in the tragedy of the French Revolution. It has been the main-spring of every subversive movement during the nineteenth century, and now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their heads, and have become practically the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.” 

“The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses. This little coterie runs our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen, seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection.” -N.Y. Mayor, John Hylan, 1922

“The real truth of the matter is that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government since the days of Andrew Jackson” -US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

“Today the path to total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people… outwardly we have a Constitutional government. 

“We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded and is sure that it is the winning side. 

“All the strange developments in the foreign policy agreements may be traced to this group who are going to make us over to suit their pleasure. This political action group has its own local political support organizations, its own pressure groups, its own vested interests, its foothold within our government, and its own propaganda apparatus.” -Senator William Jenner, 1954

Bloodline president John F. Kennedy was well aware of America’s secret society control. His many rebellious decisions against the global elite, his non-participation in the Great Work, would ultimately lead to his assassination. He did, however, try to warn the average American of our plight. On April 27th, 1961 in an address to newspaper publishers, JFK said: 

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, secret oaths, and secret proceedings … For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence. 

“It depends on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. 

“Its preparations are concealed, not published, its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised, no expenditure is questioned, no secret is revealed … I am asking your help in the tremendous task of informing and alerting the American people.”

“The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.” – John F. Kennedy at Columbia University, Nov. 1st, 1963.

Culled from http://worldtruth.tv/the-network-of-global-secret-societies/

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2015 Polls: Sokoto APC inaugurates campaign committees

News, Politics

2015 Polls: Sokoto APC inaugurates campaign committees
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The Sokoto State Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has inaugurated a 33-man committee at state and other committees for three senatorial zones for the 2015 electioneering.

Governor Aliyu Wamakko, during the inauguration at Presidential Lodge in Sokoto on Friday explained that the committees were to fashion out and well as ensure in the success of the campaigns during the general elections.

“The Committees will fashioned out how to win elections at all levels,” he explained adding that members of the committees were nominated based on the record of commitment to the party.

The Director-General for the Campaign Committee is DPP governorship candidate during the 2007 election, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi with members that include Deputy Governor to Attahiru Bafarawa, Alhaji Chiso Abdullahi; Sen. Jibrin Gada; deputy speaker of the State House of Assly, Hon. Abubakar Tureta; former Head of Service, Alhaji Abdallah Wali, among others.

At the zonal senatorial levels, Hon. Faruk Malami Yabo who is Commissioner for Local Government and Rural Development, takes charge of Sokoto South as chairman; Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sahabi Isa Gada is the chairman for Sokoto East while Chairman of Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Muntari Maigona takes charge of Sokoto North.

The Contact Committee has for DPP state chairman, Alhaji Ummarun Kwabo AA while at the local government levels, the Caretaker Committee chairmen are chairmen of the committees at that level.

LASU crisis: ASUU calls for Visitation Panel

Education, News

LASU crisis: ASUU calls for Visitation Panel
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Following the protracted crisis at the Lagos State University (LASU), the Sokoto zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has called on Lagos state Governor Babatunde Fashola to set up a visitation panel that would under-study the impasse and proffer solutions that would put a stop to the situation.

ASUU’s Coordinator of the zone, which comprises of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS), Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero (KSUSTA) and Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina (UMYUK), Dr. Lawalli Argungu made the call while addressing news men in Sokoto on Friday.

He said that the decision to make the call for a panel that would investigate the causes of the crises in the university was reached at the Union’s zonal meeting. “This is to enable him to take informed position in bringing the University back to sanity,” Argungu opined.

He however alleged that the maladministration and defective competence of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oladipo Obafuwa had led to the upward review of school fees to as high as N350,000; N300,000 increment on the N50,000 previously paid by students.

“This triggered a reaction from both staff and students, including the general public until a reduction to N25,000 was achieved. The vice chancellor was expected to be remorseful and use the lessons of the concluded popular and successful struggle to put the University on the path of progress in line with the established norms in university governance.

“He instead continued to subject the system to more administrative impunity and primitive witch-hunting creating enabling environment for industrial anarchy,” Argungu observed.

Describing the VC’s behaviour as gross incompetence, meddlesomeness and irresponsibility in handling the affairs of the university, Argungu further alleged acts of impunity by the VC, including subversion of the laws of the University; interdiction of frontline member of the ASUU, Prof. Tunde Fatunde; withdrawal of the PhD degree certificate of the ASUU-LASU Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Idris, etc.
    
He therefore appealed to the Federal government to wade into the crises in order to save the university from anarchy. “Our concern is to better the system and the panel should be allowed to work independently,” Argungu said.

Jonathan Has Withheld Sokoto’s N7bn – Wamakko alleges

News, Politics

Jonathan Has Withheld Sokoto’s N7bn – Wamakko alleges
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aliyu Wamakko has disclosed that the Federal government under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan has withheld funds spent by the Sokoto state government on Federal Road Projects to the tune of N7,099,000,000.

The governor made the disclosure in Sokoto on Wednesday when he presented the 2015 budget before the State House of Assembly.

According to him, the compelling need to ensure the completion of ongoing projects was stalled by the dwindling economic fortunes in addition to the state government’s inability to secure the reimbursement of monies spent on federal road projects.

“It is pertinent to mention that, the contingent action was also as a result of our inability to secure the reimbursement of N7.099 billion from the Federal government on Federal Roads Projects, which we have executed sequel to assurance that the sum would be refunded to the state government,” Wamakko lamented.

He however explained that he was not regretting the action of the state government in embarking on the projects because they had impacted on the lives of Sokoto people. “It is imperative to put it on record that we have not secured the reimbursement from the Federal government, in spite of follow-ups,” he said.

Expressing worries over insecurity, Wamakko stated that save for the gloomy period of the unfortunate civil war, “at no time in history had Nigerians become more apprehensive or disenchanted over the benighted acts of terrorism and bad leadership at the centre.

“The prevailing impunity, which had blended with clueless and watery economic policies as well as insecurity, has been devastating. Financial realities have continuously depicted unhappy concerns as reflected by slumps in the oil market and in fact as aggravated, especially in the North, by the growing insurgency, which tremendously affected commercial activities,” Wamakko chided Jonathan.

According to the governor, “In the context of the prevailing pathetic security problem that is afflicting us, the harrowing insurgency that has resulted in killing and maiming of thousands of innocent people in the Arewa geopolitical zone, it is imperative to emphasize on the need for constant prayers to Allah to deliver us from these calamities.”

The governor further stated that amidst the “disturbing scenario and lethargic concern over our plights by government at the centre,” Nigerians had remained composed. “Visibly, all attempts to cook-up statistical data to portray that things are in order in this country, are far from the reality,” he said.

Advising the people to be vigilant and pragmatic in finding ways that could lead the country out from the dark tunnel, Wamakko added that “it is sad to see that those who have the sacred responsibility of protecting the citizenry are by all judgements, doing very little to salvage the situation.”

He called on the people to come out enmasse in order to effect a change that, according to him, would deliver Nigerians from the clutches of bad leadership in Nigeria.

“In deed, it is very discernible that under the PDP-led administration, insecurity is atrocious; education has collapsed; infrastructural decay is quite abysmal; and that corruption has reached the topmost roof – a long tale of woes! In Shakespeare’s words, the Nigerian case at the moment, is that of “troubles coming not in single Spies but in Battalions,” Wamakko’s venom further poured.

He observed that the choice of Buhari as APC presidential candidate had demonstrated that true democracy has germinated in the country, summing up that “The toga of apathy, which had hitherto bred inequity and bad leadership, will by the grace of God be a matter of history.”

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Sokoto PDP: Not Yet Uhuru on Primary Election

News, Politics

Sokoto PDP: Not Yet Uhuru on Primary Election
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

It is not yet Uhuru for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state as the primary election that produced Amb. Abdallah Wali as the party’s governorship candidate on December 8, is shrouded with controversies and rejection.

The lingering problems of the party has taken another dimension, which gives a view of the party as having given birth to two factions.

Describing the situation, Bafarawa and the state party chairman (who are supporting the election of Abdallah Wali as PDP’s governorship candidate ) are on one divide of the party and 25 of the 27 party executives (who seem to have allegiance to the trio of Mukhtari Shagari, Yusuf Suleiman and Sen. Abubakar Gada) are on the other divide.

The party executives strongly hold that the right thing must be done by the national headquarters of the party about the purported primary election held on December 8, 2014 if the PDP must win the state in the 2015 general election.

Alhaji Usman Mohammed Yabo, State Organising Secretary of the party addressed news men in company of 24 other party executives and some supporters on Thursday alleging that the governorship primary election was neither in order nor conclusive.

“Of the 27 executive members of the PDP in Sokoto, 25 are of the strong view that the governorship primary election held on December 8, 2014 was not in order and therefore the election of Abdallah Wali as the party’s governorship candidate is not conclusive,” Yabo said.

“If PDP must win election in Sokoto state, the right thing must not only be done but also seen to have been done,” he continued.

He explained that having sat in Abuja with the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu; the National Security Adviser (NSA) and vice president Namadi Sambo, “for someone to continue to hold and make people believe that Wali is still the party’s candidate, is misleading.”

Yabo added that one person should not be allowed to hijack and hold the party at ransom, “thereby giving chance for the failure of the party in the state.”

They vowed that if the National Headquarters of the PDP held to the decision of one person against that of the majority, “we will think decisively on the next action to take.”

Yabo however expressed belief and confidence that the leadership of the party at the national level would do justice to the majority.
Among the party executives that attended the press briefing were a Zonal vice chairman, Abubakar Saidu; state organising and financial secretaries; state women leader and public relations officer and 20 others who signed as having endorsed the position of the faction.

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FG owes Sokoto Govt N7bn • As Wamakko lambast Jonathan

News, Politics

FG owes Sokoto Govt N7bn
• As Wamakko lambast Jonathan
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aliyu Wamakko has disclosed that the Federal government under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan has withheld funds spent by the Sokoto state government on Federal Road Projects to the tune of N7,099,000,000.

The governor made the disclosure in Sokoto on Wednesday when he presented the 2015 budget before the State House of Assembly.

According to him, the compelling need to ensure the completion of ongoing projects was stalled by the dwindling economic fortunes in addition to the state government’s inability to secure the reimbursement of monies spent on federal road projects.

“It is pertinent to mention that, the contingent action was also as a result of our inability to secure the reimbursement of N7.099 billion from the Federal government on Federal Roads Projects, which we have executed sequel to assurance that the sum would be refunded to the state government,” Wamakko lamented.

He however explained that he was not regretting the action of the state government in embarking on the projects because they had impacted on the lives of Sokoto people. “It is imperative to put it on record that we have not secured the reimbursement from the Federal government, in spite of follow-ups,” he said.

Expressing worries over insecurity, Wamakko stated that save for the gloomy period of the unfortunate civil war, “at no time in history had Nigerians become more apprehensive or disenchanted over the benighted acts of terrorism and bad leadership at the centre.

“The prevailing impunity, which had blended with clueless and watery economic policies as well as insecurity, has been devastating. Financial realities have continuously depicted unhappy concerns as reflected by slumps in the oil market and in fact as aggravated, especially in the North, by the growing insurgency, which tremendously affected commercial activities,” Wamakko chided Jonathan.

According to the governor, “In the context of the prevailing pathetic security problem that is afflicting us, the harrowing insurgency that has resulted in killing and maiming of thousands of innocent people in the Arewa geopolitical zone, it is imperative to emphasize on the need for constant prayers to Allah to deliver us from these calamities.”

The governor further stated that amidst the “disturbing scenario and lethargic concern over our plights by government at the centre,” Nigerians had remained composed. “Visibly, all attempts to cook-up statistical data to portray that things are in order in this country, are far from the reality,” he said.

Advising the people to be vigilant and pragmatic in finding ways that could lead the country out from the dark tunnel, Wamakko added that “it is sad to see that those who have the sacred responsibility of protecting the citizenry are by all judgements, doing very little to salvage the situation.”

He called on the people to come out enmass in order to effect a change that, according to him, would deliver Nigerians from the clutches of bad leadership in Nigeria.

“In deed, it is very discernible that under the PDP-led administration, insecurity is atrocious; education has collapsed; infrastructural decay is quite abysmal; and that corruption has reached the topmost roof – a long tale of woes! In Shakespeare’s words, the Nigerian case at the moment, is that of “troubles coming not in single Spies but in Battalions,” Wamakko’s venom further poured.

He observed that the choice of Buhari as APC presidential candidate had demonstrated that true democracy has germinated in the country, summing up that “The toga of apathy, which had hitherto bred inequity and bad leadership, will by the grace of God be a matter of history.”

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Wamakko presents N112.5bn budget for 2015

Business, News

Sokoto presents N112.5bn budget for 2015
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state on Wednesday presented N112,541,452,000 billion as budget for the 2015 fiscal year down from the 2014’s N125,872,202,000 billion.

The 2015 budget represents 10.59 percent decrease from 2014 which, according to Wamakko is as a result of the dwindling resources that accrue to us from the Federal Account.

Capital Expenditure stands at N61.7 billion while Recurrent Expenditure is N50.8 billion in the budget that is tagged: “Budget of Accomplishment.”

Sectoral allocations from highest to lowest are as follows: General Administration, N19,706,539,637; Works, Transport and Energy, N9,584,316,790; Education, N7,847,353,143; Water Resources, N5,511,032,895; Lands, Housing and Survey, N4,585,801,434.

Others are Agriculture, Animal Health and Fisheries, N3,864,734,216; Health, N3,516,029,064; Rural development, N2,665,055,339; Information, Social Welfare, Youth, Sports and Culture, N1,885,604,712; Solid Minerals Development, N726,015,945; Commerce, Industries and Tourism, N537,869,717; Environment, N534,356,678; Women Affairs, N441,061,052;

The budget would be serviced through expected Total Retained Revenue of N102,818,452,000; SURE-P, N3 billion; UBEC Funds, N1 billion; Loans and Grants to Capital Projects, N723 million and MDGs/CGS, N5 billion.

Wamakko said that the main thrust of the 2015 budget is to complete ongoing projects as a way of providing services to the people of the state and based on the existing Nigerian economic realities.

Speaking with Newsdiaryonline, Isa Bajini Galadanci, Commissioner in charge of Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning said that the budget also “is to make a shift from teaching people how they can take from government to how they can give themselves and the government.”

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Sultan declares Tuesday as 1st Rabi’ul Awwal 1436AH

News

Sultan declares Tuesday as 1st Rabi’ul Awwal 1436AH
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

Sultan Saad Abubakar has declared Tuesday, December 2014 as the first day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ul Awwal 2014.

A statement with reference No. SCS/058/Vol.XIXIXX dated December 23, 2014, signed and issued by the Secretary of the Sokoto Sultanate Council, Attahiru Hussaini said that the Sultan had declared Tuesday, 23 December 2014 as the first day of the Islamic month of Rabi’ul Awwal.

According to the statement, “I am directed by His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto to inform the general public that, His Eminence has accordingly declared Tuesday, 23th December 2014, as the first day of Rabi’ul Awwal 1436AH.”

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Sokoto APC: Waziri picks Ahmed Aliyu as deputy

News, Politics

Sokoto APC: Waziri picks Ahmed Aliyu as deputy
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

The All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has picked Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto as his deputy governorship candidate for the 2015 elections.

A statement signed by the acting APC state chairman, Alhaji Usman Dan Madamin Isa and made available to Newsdiaryonline stated that the choice was made after due consultations with stakeholders.

“The All Progressive Congress has, in consultation with its gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and other stakeholders, chosen Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu as running mate/deputy governor for the 2015 elections,” the statement read in parts.

The party called on members and supporters to work assiduously for the success of the party.

Ahmed Aliyu was Commissioner of Youth and Sports Development and presently oversees the state Ministry for Health as Commissioner.

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Agroforestry: African Agric Ministers Need To Own Orphan Crops

Agriculture

Agroforestry: African Agric Ministers Need To Own Orphan Crops
By Abdallah el-Kurebe

As the African Plant Breeding Academy (AfPBA) graduates the first batch of plant breeders, at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Kenya, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) has suggested that there is the need for the Ministers of Agriculture in Africa to own orphan crops.

Speaking at the end of a six weeks training of 21 scientists from 2leven countries and 19 institutions, Director of NEPAD’s African Biosafety Network of Expertise, Dr. Diran Makinde who represented NEPAD CEO Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki stated that although the African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC) was behind the success story, the long term goal would be support from the private sector and African governments.

“We want political buy in. Ministers of Agriculture need to own the orphan crops. The fight to combat hunger and preserve Africa’s indigenous foods is on.
It is all about food security and improving the quality of life of our farmers,” Dr. Makinde said.

Among the 21 scientists, who would return to their various countries to work on the neglected crops that are central to their peoples’ nutrition and culture, especially now that the drive to work with the genetic richness of the continent’s traditional diets is long overdue,
were Nigerians.

Dr. Sunday Makinde, a botanist from Lagos State University is breeding the fluted pumpkin; on the reproductive biology of the fluted pumpkin – a vine from the rain forest ecosystem. Its seeds and leaves are used in daily dishes called egusi and ogbono.
“The problem is that you cannot tell the male and female plant apart until they flower. Only the female produces pumpkin so the farmers cannot tell which to grow when they are young,” he says adding, “Its leaves are fed to anaemic children.”

Godson Nwofia, an associate professor from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture is a cocoyam researcher – a crop, which like other neglected crops, is almost undocumented – at least in Africa. Nwofia said: “If you go to the internet, you get little or no information. Production in Nigeria used to be the world’s highest but has halved because of the Taro leaf blight,” he observed and asked, “If we do not work on it, how will we recover it?”

Wonder Nunekpeka, who is from the Biotechnology and Nuclear Agricultural Research Institute, Ghana is working on Hibiscus Sabdariffa said: “My crop has been an orphan but is not anymore! I will be a father for it.” He proudly intends to be a parent to the neglected crop, Hibiscus Sabdariffa.

Dr. Firew Mekbib, an associate professor at Haramaya University focuses on the Ethiopian potato. “We need to de-orphanize and microtuberise it,” he said.

Chief Agricultural Officer for Mars Inc., which funds AfPBA, Dr. Howard Shapiro said that “Globally, only 57 plants have ever been genetically sequenced. We are adding another 101,” adding that the trained professors and heads of research institutes “now had the ability to make decisions about plant breeding quicker, which will lead to higher yielding and more nutritious plants.”

Davis’ Allen van Deynze who coordinated the course said that Orphan crops were crops that were under-researched and undervalued by decision makers because they figure little in global trade. “Yet they are vital sources of energy (e.g. Shea oil), protein and micro-nutrients (e.g. spider plant) in resource-poor societies,” he said.

The African Orphan Crop Consortium (AOCC), which would train 250 plant breeders and technicians over the next five years, is composed of AfPBA, AU’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); Mars; Google; ICRAF; BGI; Life Technologies; World Wildlife Fund (WWF); University of California, Davis; University of Ghent; iPlant Collaborative; and the International Livestock Research Institute.

Posted by Abdallah el-Kurebe