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    Obi, not Tinubu Performed Better as Governor – Global Data Lab

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    As the 2023 presidential poll draws nearer, Nigerians, in an attempt to make an informed choice, are asking crucial questions concerning the performance report of two leading presidential contestants –– Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peter Obi, flag bearer of the Labour Party, LP, as governors of Lagos and Anambra states respectively.

    Tinubu, who polled 1271 votes in total to clinch the APC’s presidential ticket, came ahead of former minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi, who polled 316 votes; and vice president Yemi Osinbajo, who came third with 235 votes.

    Meanwhile, Obi was declared the winner of the Labour Party, LP, presidential primary after Pat Utomi, a professor of political economy; Eragbe Anselm, national youth leader of the LP; as well as Olubusola Olufolake, stepped down from the presidential race.

    While a number of followers of Mr. Tinubu, former Lagos state governor scored him (Tinubu) excellent, some supporters of Mr. Obi, former Anambra state governor have also said the same for him (Obi). However, for supporters from both sides, here is the performance report as given by experts.

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    Behind the report

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    Acording to the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, the Human Development Index, HDI, is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions.

    The health dimension is assessed by life expectancy at birth; the education dimension is measured by mean of years of schooling for adults aged 25 years and more and expected years of schooling for children of school entering age. The standard of living dimension is measured by gross national income per capita. The HDI uses the logarithm of income, to reflect the diminishing importance of income with increasing GNI. The scores for the three HDI dimension indices are then aggregated into a composite index using geometric mean. Refer to Technical notes for more details.

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    The HDI can be used to question national policy choices, asking how two countries with the same level of GNI per capita can end up with different human development outcomes. These contrasts can stimulate debate about government policy priorities.

    The HDI simplifies and captures only part of what human development entails. It does not reflect on inequalities, poverty, human security, empowerment, etc.

    Between Tinubu and Obi

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    The Global Data Lab, GDL, an independent data and research centre at the Institute of Management Research, Radboud University, Netherlands shows that Obi performed better as governor in six key areas.

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    Bola Ahmed Tinubu (2003 – 2007)

    Gross National Income per Capita: 3.72% (N8.887b to N9.218b)

    Life Expectancy: 2.54% (55.40 to 56.80 years)

    Human Development Index (HDI): 3.28% (0.610% to 0. 630%)

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    Health Index: 3.85% (0.545% to 0.566%)

    Educational Index: -0.011% (0. 645% to 0.634%)

    Income Index: 7.73% (0.647% to 0.697%))

    Peter Obi (2007 – 2014)

    Gross National Income per Capita: 4.50% (N8.823b to N9.220b)

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    Life Expectancy: 10.12% (53.55 to 58.97years)

    Human Development Index (HDI): 15.82% (0.569% to 0.65%)

    Health Index: 16.30% (0.516% to 0.600%)

    Educational Index: 22. 5% (0.560% to 0.686%)

    Income Index: 9.42% (0.637% to 0.697%)

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    RIP Mr Ibu – John Okafor

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    BREAKING: Veteran actor John Ikechukwu Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu is dead. Rest In Peace to one of Africa’s funniest actor.




    Reports from sources close to him confirm that the comedian died at Evercare Hospital. Fans have been expressing their condolences on social media, recalling the movies in which the late actor appeared.

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    Details surrounding the cause of death and the veracity of these reports are still unclear. Mr Ibu’s family and representatives have yet to comment publicly.

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    Zobis Cables: Elevating the Standard of Nigeria Electrical Cables

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    John Ezeobi

    From its modest inception in 2006 to its current standing as a formidable player in the electrical manufacturing industry, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable Nigeria Limited has evolved into a household name. Initially established as a trading company, its remarkable performance over the years led to the diversification of its portfolio into civil and mechanical engineering, culminating in the establishment of John Zobis Engineering in 2010.

    The visionary founder, John Ezeobi, a university student from a middle-class background, embarked on this journey with a mere 1,350 naira he had saved during his school years in 2006. Remarkably, his first supply venture yielded a profit of 8,000 naira, highlighting his unwavering commitment to quality.

    John Ezeobi

    John Ezeobi

    Today, John Ezeobi  Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable stands as a towering figure in the industry. When discussing prominent names in the electrical manufacturing sector, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable invariably finds its place at the top. Their prominence extends throughout the South East and South-South regions of Nigeria, thanks to their substantial cable manufacturing capacity.

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    John Ezeobi’s aspirations reach far beyond mere recognition and awards. The visionary founder envisions a grander future.

    Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable boasts an impressive track record, having collaborated with oil servicing companies, military entities, and esteemed organizations. Currently, they are undertaking a significant expansion project to enhance their factory’s capacity to 1,000 metric tonnes, offering various cable sizes and generating employment opportunities for approximately a thousand individuals.

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    Integral to their operations is community engagement. Located in Okoti, Anambra State, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable has gone the extra mile by constructing homes for the less privileged, improving infrastructure through road construction, and implementing a drainage system to mitigate flooding.

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    Ezeobi’s motivation is to provide Nigeria with top-tier cables, combating the prevalence of subpar products in the market. Their mission revolves around ensuring safety through the provision of durable, high-quality cables made in Nigeria.

    Yet, they face substantial challenges. Securing loans from banks and grappling with erratic power supply are significant hurdles that Ezeobi hopes the government will address.

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    Looking back on their journey, Ezeobi’s greatest satisfaction stems from the smiles on the faces of their dedicated employees, as he consistently pays their salaries every month.

    His advice to the younger generation is a call for unwavering commitment to quality, even in the face of pressure from manufacturers and importers who compromise on standards.

    In an industry often marked by shortcuts to cut costs, Zobis Electrical Wires and Cable Nigeria Limited stands as a beacon of integrity, guided by their motto of “Honesty and Sincerity,” continually raising the bar for electrical cables in Nigeria.

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    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri to celebrate Father’s Day with inmates

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    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings)

    LAGOS – Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) yesterday visited the Maximum Security Prison, Kiri Kiri to celebrate Father’s Day with inmates to celebrate fathers day. The occasion was very emotional as the young CEO was moved to tears seeing hundreds of young boys lavishing and in jail with amazing talent.



    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri happy fathers day

    Uche Nnaji (Ouch Clothings) and friends visited Maximum Security Prison, Kirikiri

    The convoy witnessed four hours of entertainment as inmates showcases their talents ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, etc. Executive and high-class items of clothing and shoes were also offered to the inmates.



    Speaking at the event Uche Nnaji expresses concern for the many youths and young men and women in prison calling on the Nigeria Ministry of Interior to create more partnerships with NGOs, Businesses, and individuals so the reform of prisons in Nigeria will be a thing of reality.

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