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The New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) has concluded arrangements to commence voters education ahead of 2023 general elections focusing more on educating the youths on their roles in elections and advising them not allow some desperate politicians use them to commit atrocious acts before, during and after the elections in.  The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Rev. Emmanuel Olorunmagba, made the disclosure to newsmen at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, Nigeria today Monday January 31, 2022 after a meeting with the National Secretariat Media Team. He added that the Publicity Directorate of the party under his leadership "will reach the youths through the avenue they understand most and in the language they will easily flow with. We can't just continue to watch other youths like us being so vulnerable that some politicians will continue to manipulate them using them as dirty weapons to perpetrate their nefarious ends. "To be in

Emir Has Spoken Our Minds, Don't Conduct 2022 Census Says Hon.Shaaban

By Bashir Bello Abuja.  Renown political icon, Dan Buran Zazzau and Barden Keffi, Hon. Sani Sha'aban has commended the Emir of Zazzau for telling  President Muhammadu Buhari that Kaduna state is under siege by bandits. Hon. Sha'aban who decried the persistent insecurity in the state lamented both economic and religious activities have been frozen as a result of the activities of bandits in the state. He further stated that most residents cannot sleep with two eyes close due to the insecurity in the state. "As far as I am concerned, the Emir, Amb. Nuhu Bamali has spoken the minds of the people of the state" "The insecurity in the state is such that if a boy blows a balloon and it burst , many would panic thinking that it is the bandits." "The activities of bandits which initially was limited to neighbouring states have now encompassed Kaduna.- Birnin Gwari is worst hit, Zaria and other local government areas are equally affected." He con


The Publisher, Valuechain Oil and Gas Magazine, Alh. Musa Bashir Usman (left) led the Valuechain Editorial Board on a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano HRH, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayaro at his palace in Kano recently.  Photos: BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS

Open letter: Lukman wants those undermining APC national convention sanctioned

The former Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the ruling All All Progressive Congress (APC), Salihu Moh Lukman, has said the ruling party is no longer what it was between 2013 to 2015, alleging some leaders no longer committed to it vision at merger. Lukman who recently resigned from office due to controversy trailing the convocation of APC national convention, in an open letter to all the party leaders titled: "Politics of Change: APC on the Brink" also called for sanctioning of any leader undermining the forthcoming national convention. In the open letter released to newsmen Sunday in Abuja, the political activist said problems of intolerance to disagreements and criticisms, with some leaders expecting members to be blindly loyal is becoming a common attribute of the ruling party. According to Lukman, the truth is that APC is being held captive by some few leaders whose interest is only about imposing themselves as candi

As Umar Guber aspirations gain momentum, APC supporters meet in Yola to chat away forward

By Tom Garba, Yola In a town hall meeting today (Saturday) thousands of All Progressives Congress members, including members and supporters met in Yola and vowed to chat a way forward for the gubernatorial ambition of Alh. Umar Mustapha Madawaki (Otumba of Ekiti) is aspiring to be the next Governor of Adamawa state. The meeting with the theme; "Facing the future together" brought together APC Stakeholders from Yola South, Fofure and Girei had fruitful discussions at Farama Hall in Shagari, Yola-town, Yola-South LGA area of Adamawa state. In the meeting, people took turns and delivered hopeful and ambitious speeches of winning an election come 2023, to them Umar is the most sellable aspirant in APC. Madawaska in his speech to the mammoth crowd and APC stakeholders reiterated his decision to run for the seat of the governor was borne out of an arch desire to provide the needed dividends of democracy to the people of Adamawa State. While seeking their support to enab

Relationship Between Kaduna Golf Club, State Govt Very Cordial - Captain

The Captain of the Kaduna Golf Club 1921, Engineer Aminu Bagudu Captain has described the robust relationship existing between the club and the state of as one worthy of emulation by other states. Engineer Bagudu expressed this during the tee-of of the 2022 Ladies Tournament of the club, held on Saturday January 29. "Kaduna Golf Club has continued to identify with the state government. "Our relationship is one that amplifies that Kaduna is an example of states that associates with sporting organisations," he said. The captain said that in spite of the cordial relationship, the club will continue to seek  support of the state government for all their activities. "We identify with your urban renewal not only in Kaduna, but all over the state. "We are happy for the road you are doing here in front of our club. It would not only beautify the club, but will further attract more tourists," he declared. Speaking further, Engineer Bagudu  appealed to t

North West Rolls Out Second Edition Zonal Chess Championship

The Presidency Federal Ministry Of Youth and Sports Development North West Zonal headquarters Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna,  has concluded plans for the conduct of Second edition of Northern States Unity (Open) Chess Championship tagged "kaduna 2022". This was contained in a statement signed by the Zonal Sports Officer,  North-West, Alhaji Abdullahi Idris, dated January 25, which informed that the championship will be held at the ABS Media Centre from February 9 to 13. "Please, this is to inform you and the General Public that all arrangements have  been   Concluded by the North-West Zonal Sports Office of the Federal Ministry of Youthand Sports Development In collaboration with Kaduna State Ministry of Sports for the conduct of the above tournament under the Sponsorship of Alhaji Ademola Ali, the North-West Zonal Representative on the Board of Nigeria Chess Federation," it said. . The Zonal Sports Officer further informed that the event will commence at

Don't Conduct 2022 Census, Emir of Zazzau Spoke The Minds of Nigerians -Hon Shaaban

By Bashir Bello Abuja.  Renown political icon, Dan Buran Zazzau and Barden Keffi, Hon. Sani Sha'aban has commended the Emir of Zazzau for telling  President Muhammadu Buhari that Kaduna state is under siege by bandits. Hon. Sha'aban who decried the persistent insecurity in the state lamented both economic and religious activities have been frozen as a result of the activities of bandits in the state. He further stated that most residents cannot sleep with two eyes close due to the insecurity in the state. "As far as I am concerned, the Emir, Amb. Nuhu Bamali has spoken the minds of the people of the state" "The insecurity in the state is such that if a boy blows a balloon and it burst , many would panic thinking that it is the bandits." "The activities of bandits which initially was limited to neighbouring states have now encompassed Kaduna.- Birnin Gwari is worst hit, Zaria and other local government areas are equally affected." He con

2023: We like Bindow's leadership qualities, says Adamawa electorates

Some electorates in Adamawa Yesterday (Thursday) paid a courtesy call to the corporate office of the General News (TG NEWS) in Yola and ruminated over the leadership qualities of the immediate past Governor of the state, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, and described it as an excellent virtue of good leadership. Alhaji Baba Iyali Adamu who came in the company of five others and spoke on their behalf stressed the need for the state to scout out political office seekers in the like of the former Governor. Iyali said it's only in Bindow you will see a passion to give selfless service to the people of the state and humanity in general, a Man whose high level of humility has distinguished him out to be exemplary. Adamu is not a partisan politician but however said is an ardent follower of government activities in the state through listening to the radio, watching TV, and have unrelenting reading his news from TG News, following on daily basis the online platform that

Hon.Dubanni Commends Gov Ganduje For Swift Handling Of Murder Case of Hanifa Abubakar

• Says Ganduje showed excellent leadership qualities •Charged security agencies to arrest the killers of Asmau Waallamu  A chieftain in All Progress congress in Zaria Kaduna State Hon. Aliyu Habibu Dubanni has commended Kano state governor  Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje his swift reaction to the murder of Hanifa Abubakar. It could be recalled that Hanifa Abubakar a five year girl was Kidnapped by the proprietor of her school and gruesomely murdered despite being paid the ransom he demanded for . Governor Ganduje had  announced that once a death sentence  is passed by the court , he would assent to it.  In addition to that, the Governor had also revoked license of all private schools in the state following the dastardly event . Speaking to media practitioners in his home town in Zaria, kaduna state, Hon.Dubanni who is also the village head of low cost Kuyamban of Zaria local government explained that Governor Ganduje had shown exceptional leadership quality by ensuring that the

I Remain Chairman Farida Says, Warns Public Against Imposters

The Chairman of the NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, Farida Abubakar has alerted members of the union and the general public that they should be wary of imposters who are illegally parading themselves as executives of the  state council. She expressed this in a statement made available to newsmen by her campaign Director General, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, dated Thursday January 27, 2022. "Though we are not surprised that imposters are parading themselves as Kaduna NUJ Executives, we are worried that they are pushing their luck too far. "Same impostors, which their emergence is  alien to the NUJ Constitution, we learnt, are constituting committees, holding congresses and even embarking on official duties in the name of NUJ Kadunà executives," it said. The statement pointed out that only the Credentials Committee is empowered to screen candidates and  conduct NUJ elections and swear-in those who emerge winners. "We also remind t

Chairmanship: How my emergence 'll end internal crises in APC - Sen. Musa

A leading national chairmanship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming  national convention, Senator Sani Musa has said that his leadership of the party will bring an end to internal crisis in the party. The lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial district of Niger state in the Senate said he would actualise this by institutionalising the party, ensuring strict adherence to the party's constitution and regularly observing the party's conventions. He also unveils a three-cardinal-objective plan, code-named 3-Rs (Reconciliation, Reorganisation and Restructuring) as his action plan to reposition the party for efficiency and good governance delivery.  He revealed the plans  Wednesday night on Channels Television programme - "Politics Today" in Abuja. "We plan to make APC an institution; a corporate entity and when I make it an institution, that means it is an entity whereby we must abide by all the guidelines, rules

NLC Commends Nigerians For Standing By It, Says It Remains Watchful

• Despite Suspension of Hike, We Shall Continue Engaging FG The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has commended Nigerians for standing by it and heeding it's calls to resist the proposed fuel hike which subsequently forced the hands of the Federal Government to reverse it's planned fuel hike. Deputy National Security of the Organization, Comrades Bello Ismail during a press conference on Wednesday, 26, 2022, added that NLC would be watchful of what the FG does in order not to be caught of guard . “We will not go to sleep despite the reversal of the subsidy removal by the government. We will continue to be vigilant over the issue.” “Following the reversal and reapproach by government, the National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress had an emergency. Fielding questions from Journalists, the scribe of NLC revealed that group has also engaged the Federal Government in all key critical areas  which has forced the hands of the government from increasing the price


  A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declared as unconstitutional the Federal Government’s deduction of funds directly from the Federation Account to fund the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in line with Section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019.   Justice Ahmed Mohammed made the declaration while delivering judgment  suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/511/2020 filed by the Rivers State Government against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Accountant General of the Federation, Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) and the Minister of Finance on Wednesday.   The Judge asserted the provisions of Section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019,  that requires the Federal Government to  deduct 0.05 per cent of any funds in the Federation Account and 0.005 per cent of the net profit of companies operating in the country to fund the police are unconstitutional.   Mohammed  said the pr

2023 : ACF Has Not Endorsed Any Party - Ogbe

• Warns members Against endorsing candidates  • Worried about spate of killings   The foremost pan cultural organisation representing Northern Nigeria, Arewa Consultative Forum said on Wednesday, 26, 2022 that it is not political party, hence it has not endorsed any political party for the general elections in 2023 . It also warned its members against endorsing any candidate for the 2023 presidential election. Audu Ogbe, the National Chairman of the organization disclosed this during the National Executive Council meeting. The pan cultural organisation also added that as the race to the 2023 general election begins, its members will be subjected to questions from outsiders as to which candidate the Forum will endorse for the presidency. Chief Ogbeh also spoke on the need for the Forum to hold meetings with its counterparts in South East, South West and South-South in order to douse political tension in the country and ensure peaceful coexistence among Nigerians ahead of the

Corruption Index: Nigeria Now Second Most Corrupt Country In Africa, Ranks 149 Out Of 180 Countries

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perception Index rating the country as the second most corrupt country in West Africa. This is the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 24 out of a possible 100 points. This was revealed in the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranking released on Tuesday by the Transparency International (TI). It is Nigeria’s second consecutive year of a downward spiral on the TI’s CPI ranking, the country’s score having dropped from 26 in 2019 to 25 in the 2020 assessment, and further to 24 in the latest 2021 record. Nigeria was ranked 146th out of the 180 countries surveyed, in the last TI rating in 2019, scoring 26 points out of a possible 100. The summation is simply that corruption in the country has worsened. The ranking may be an indicator that corruption in the country has got worse over the years. South Sudan and Somalia still at the top 179 and 180 re

How Sammie Okposo impregnated me in America and abandoned me – US based woman calls out gospel singer

  An American lady known as African Doll had on Monday accused the Gospel singer, Sammie Okposo of impregnating and abandoning her. She claimed that he stopped been sweet and kind to her like he used during their sexual escapades, after he found out that she was pregnant; an attitude she detests. According to African Doll, they met during one of his concerts in Texas and started following each other on Instagram, he proceeded to ask for her phone number which she gave him. The lady also said Sammie invited her to his hotel and they spent the nights together. She admitted that she slept with the singer on several occasions. After informing him of her condition, African Doll claimed the singer asked him to abort the preganancy. She said: “We still kept contact when he would go back to Nigeria back and forth. He started misbehaving after he found out I was pregnant. He basically blocked me, he told me he was done with the conversation that I’m trying to disgrace hi

Why House of Reps Reversed Itself - Hon Soli

By Bashir Bello, Abuja Hon. Sada Soli representing Jibia Federal Constituency at the National Assembly has given reasons why the House of Representatives reversed itself on Direct Primaries clause which it previously inserted into the electoral bill. According to the law maker, majority of the members of the House took the decision following close consultations between members and the Presidency. He added that, "following the President's decline of assent on the electoral bill, the House decided  on Wednesday reconsidered the Electoral Act Amendment Bill and passed it after removing the mandatory use of direct primaries by political parties to elect candidates to stand for elections. He further explained, we adopted the use of both direct and indirect mode of primaries by parties for nominating candidates for election because some parties may not be able to conduct direct primaries due to cost. We also decided to allow individual parties to adopt which ever form of

Setup military base in Shiroro, intensify aerial bombardment- Sen Enagi urges FG

By Bashr Bello, Abuja The executive arm of the government has been charged to set up a military base in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger and to intensify the bombardment of areas held by bandits in the state as well. This call was made by Senator Muhammad Bima Enagi who is currently representing the state at the 9th Assembly. The senator  who made the call said it be came very necessary following the persistent  onslaught by bandits in in Shiroro. The law maker said, "Last week, the bandits raided a community in Shiroro, killed 15 persons and Kidnapped several women.  "This situation influenced my brother Senator Sani Musa to table a motion before the Senate that the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency set up Military base and to intensify aerial bombardment of bandits in Shiroro. The lawmaker, however lamented that: "Despite all the approval given to the requests by of the  military high command by the National Assembly  to enable it  purc

Choose your leaders wisely, Hon Aliyu Habibu Dubbani Charge Nigerians

 Hon Aliyu Habibu Dubanni has charged Nigerians to be very conscious of whom to elect as their representatives, Senator, Governor or President in 2023. Alhaji  Dubbani  who was fielding questions from Journalists in home town of Zaria explained that there is the need for Nigerians to elect politicians who would work for them, listen to them and change all the facets of Nigeria for good . " I will advice Nigerians especially the youths to come out massively next year to elect those that would work for them " Nigerians should watch closely before casting their ballots .Interrogate any politician that wants to contest critically before you give him a chance, he said    The astute businessman cum politician further charged Nigerians to be more godly than religious and to pray to God to help salvage Nigeria from poverty and corruption,adding that,  "it is not good enough for you to go to the Mosque or Church and pray just because you want to called a true believer . " If

APC chairmanship: Orji Kalu pays solidarity visit to Sani Musa

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Ahead February 26 national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senate Chief Whip and former Abia state governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has on Sunday evening  paid a solidarity visit to a leading national chairmanship aspirant of the party, Senator Sani Musa. Kalu who is also a presidential aspirant in the governing APC said he was at the Maitama residence of the Senate Service Committee Chairman on a solidarity visit. The recuperating chairmanship aspirant just returned from a medical trip abroad. Kalu praised the chairmanship aspirant for being very proactive and in pursuance of ways to move the APC to electoral victories in all elections. The former Abia governor however informed the Senator of his preparedness to aspire for the Presidency of the country if the party zoned it to the South. The two leaders discussed ways of improving the fortunes of the party, how to ensure a rancour-free forthcoming national convention of t

invest your money in Small Scale Businesses, Hajiya Binta Dikko

By Gambo Abubukar, Kaduna  Nigerians have been called up on to join the Bizlon Program in order to gain access to interest free loans, loans without guarantors and other forms of soft loans . Hajiya Binta Dikko, the Northern Ambassador for Bizlon made this call yesterday while speaking to Journalists during a one day seminar with the members of the public and some beneficiaries . "This is also an opportunity for the society  irrespective of their religion, ethnicity and gender, to collect loans directly without collateral, for either interest nor guarantor", she said . She further urged the beneficiaries to make good use of their capital by establishing small scale businesses, adding the Organization would always stand by them to give good advice and assistance. She further explained that the  N2500 is the registration fees that intending participants are  expected to pay. " up on payment an  account is opened  for the individual, the more number of people you bring  to

Abdul Isiaq emerges SDP National Chairman, as NEC suspends Agunloye, Gabam

Former deputy national Chairman (North), of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) Dr. Abdul Ahmed Isiaq, has emerged the new National Chairman of the party. The National Executive Committee(NEC) unanimously approved Dr Isiaq, as the New National Chairman and Engr Simon Adewole Adeshina as the New National Secretary. According to the NEC, the illegal suspension of Dr Abdul Ahmed Isiaq and that of Kano Chairman Alh. Ado Bello was thrown out and were restored to their various positions ante. This allowed them to be admitted into the NEC meeting before it went further.  Equally, the suspension of Alh Kolawole Balogun elstwhile Oyo State Chairman and Dr Webster Okwonko, the Anambra State elstwhile Chairman was lifted immediately and other suspensions were also lifted immediately. The NEC which held in Abuja on Saturday, suspended the acting national Chairman, Dr Olu Agunloye and national Secretary, Shehu Gabam. The two party leaders were alleged to have committed various abuses of

SDP sets April 27 - 29 for NC, sacks acting national Chair and Secretary

The Social Democratic Party, (SDP) has fixed the national convention of the party for April 27 to 29 this year. Rising from it's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja on Saturday, the NEC set-up the convention planning, zoning and reconciliation committees comprising two members from each region for each of the committees. The NEC also suspended the acting national Chairman, Dr. Olu Agunloye and national Secretary, Shehu Gabam respectively. The two party leaders were suspended for alleged various abuses of the constitution. They were also accused of cornering the fees for expression of interest and nomination forms paid by the party's governorship aspirant in the recent Anambra State election, Obinna Uzor. On the suspension of the duo, the communique stated; "The NEC considered the various abuses of the constitution by the following underlisted officers and therefore agreed by majority to suspend;  Alhaji Shehu Gabam and Dr. Olu Agunloye.&quo

SDP NEC suspends Acting National Chair, Secretary

The leadership crisis in the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) took a new twist on Saturday, as the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party suspended the acting national Chairman, Dr Olu Agunloye and national Secretary, Shehu Gabam. The two party leaders were suspended for alleged various abuses of the constitution. The party's communique said: "The NEC considered the various abuses of the constitution by the following underlisted officers and therefore agreed by majority to suspend; Alhaji Shehu Gabam and Dr. Olu Agunloye." The NEC also accused them of cornering the fees for expression of interest and nomination forms paid by the party's governorship aspirant in the recent Anambra State election, Obinna Uzor. It was presided over by the party's deputy national Chairman (North), Dr Abdul Ahmed Isiaq, who was hitherto suspended by the party. Isiaq who was readmitted into the party on Saturday by the NEC, said the emergency meeting was c

Madawaki: APC Guber aspirant sponsors party's membership drive through voters registration over 2023 ambition

In his quest to become the next Governor of Adamawa State under the All Progressives Congress, APC, Umar Mustapha Madawaki has bought the idea of increasing the numeric strength of the party muted by the Party's Youth leader, Abubakar Abubakar. Leveraging on the ongoing voters registration by the Independent National electoral commission (INEC), Umar has sponsored the Adamawa Youth leadership to mobilize people who are eligible to vote in 2023 to register for the exercise. Umar who is the Otumba of Ekiti is after driving more people to APC, and vowed to strengthen the party's membership through the aforementioned exercise as one of the strategy to gain much grassroots support in the interest of the party. According to him he is ready to sponsor the mobilization trips across the twenty one local government areas of the state because of his firmed belief that APC is taking over the state from PDP come 2023. "What we are doing is to strengthen our support and memb

APC chairmanship: South-south forum urges Buhari to support corruption-free aspirant

The South-south Emerging Leaders' Forum (SELF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain his anti-corruption policy by supporting a corruption-free aspirant among all the contenders for the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The forum said President Buhari's major legacies after 2023 should include his successor and those that will emerge the leadership of his party are not indicted by any anti-corruption agency. In a statement Sunday in Abuja, national coordinator of the forum Barrister Preye Wilson, also challenged Northern political elites not to support a corrupt Southern politician as President Muhammadu Buhari's successor. Barrister Wilson said his forum has taken it upon itself to help the President identify credible national chairmanship candidate among the eleven aspirants jostling to lead the ruling party. According to Wilson, a challenge has been thrown to the North to also ensure that only a credible and corru

Igbo World Assembly Leader, Anakwenze Makes Cases For Power Rotation, Presents Joint Communique

Leader, Igbo World Assembly, Dr.Nwachukwu Anakwenze made a strong case for powershift  during a virtual meeting with journalists,social cultural organisations and religious leaders drawn from all sections of the country  by presenting a joint communique issued by Afenifere, Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Middle Belt Forum (MBF) and Igbo World Assembly (IWA)  The Communique which was titled 2023 Power Rotation Inter-Ethnic Dialogue was earlier held in Awka, Anambra State, on the 4th January, 2022, was  convened by Youths Off The Street Initiative (YOTSI), a frontline NGO, in collaboration the aforementioned foremost groups representing Nigeria's  ethnic nationalities  The Communique as read by the President of IWA, Dr. Anakwenze, reached critical decisions on key national issues relating to the 2023 presidential transition  Minutes of the Communique issued by Nigeria's foremost ethnic nationalities  1. They demanded that the country must be restructured before the 2

APC Leaders Say Akume Chairmanship Will Respect Constitution, Party Organs

By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON Ahead of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), some leaders of the ruling party have given assurance that the former governor of Benue state and the current Minister of Intergovernmental affairs, Senator George Akume, will uphold the party constitution, respect the party's organs among others. The APC leaders declared that Senator Akume currently stands tall among all other aspirants in the race based on his experience, capability, integrity and support among all interests. Led by Chief Simone Shango, former National Publicity Secretary of National Party of Nigeria (NPN), Barr. Sam Ode, former Minister of State, Niger Delta Affairs and a governorship aspirant, Chief Ray Murphy, Publisher, Summit Newspapers, Chief Terlumun Akputu, a governorship aspirant, Prof. Terhemba Shija, Prof. Oserheimen Osunbor, among others. Speaking with newsmen Friday in Abuja, Chairman Contact Committee and Media group for Senator George Akume

Over 200 Golfers Set To Attend Kaduna's Ladies Golf Tournament

The 2022 Kaduna Golf Club Ladies Tournament billed to begin January 28, is expected to feature not less than 250 golfers from across the world. Lady Captain of the club, Miss Vera David disclosed this, while briefing sports writers at the club's premises on Friday January 21. "It is open to ladies from all over the country. "It will last three days from 28 to 30 January and we are expecting not less than 250 golfers," she said. She explained that the tournament will be rounded  up with dinner and presentation of prizes to winners. "Prizes include golf items and trophies. We have prizes for several categories, veterans, ladies, men," she said. According to her, the  championship is all about bringing ladies together to play golf to make changes in society. On sponsorship, she said that they have individuals and corporate organisations who are supporting. "It's just amateurs. We expect people from all over, ladies and men to participate,&