Governors To Demand Dollars From States’ Share Of Federation Account

Worried by the intractable problem of fuel subsidy, which has affected the amount of money available for distribution among the three tiers of government, governors of the 36 states of the federation are mulling presenting to the federal government a demand for their shares and those of the local governments from the Federation Account to be given to them in dollars. One of the governors confided in our source at the weekend in Abuja that their efforts to resolve the issue so far has failed to yield any positive result…

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Soyinka’s Daughter Appointed As Buhari Sets Up Police Funds Committee

President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has developed a framework to train and equip, personnel to tackle insecurity. A statement by Odutayo Oluseyi of the Ministry of Police Affairs, said to this end, the Minister, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, has inaugurated a 12-member Ministerial interim Committee on the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The committee, chaired by Nnamdi Maurice Mbaeri, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Police Affairs, includes Moremi Soyinka-Onijala, lawyer, one of the daughters of Professor Wole Soyinka. The statement quoted Dingyadi as explaining that the careful selection of members of the Committee which…

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119 Nigerians On Death Row In Malaysia, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) has identified 119 Nigerians among a total of 1,281 persons sentenced to death in Malaysia. AI gave the figure in its report titled, “Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish the death penalty.” It said the 1,281 death row inmates were being kept in 26 detention facilities across Malaysia. In Malaysia, 33 offences are punished with a death sentence. The AI report said the 119 Nigerians were convicted of hard drug-related offences. “As of 22 February 2019, 1,281 people were under sentence of death in Malaysia, held in…

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IMO LG POLLS: FRESH CRISIS ROCKS IDEATO NORTH PDP – AS APEX LEADER, IHEAKU, IMPOSES KINSMAN

By Chris Ezenwa Ideato North Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been mired in controversies following the plot by the Special Adviser to Governor Ihedioha on Trade and Investment, Sir Chineme Iheaku, to impose his kinsman, one Chinenye Nwabueze, on the party as its chairmanship candidate for the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold in December. Indications to this effect emerged in the turn of the new week after chieftains of the party in the area had held a series of meetings. A source who spoke to…

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46 MONTHS AFTER ZARIA-MASSACRE, 23 GIRLS ARE STILL MISSING -IMN

The Sisters Forum of the Islamic movement popularly known as Shi’ites, has alleged that the families of 705 people that got missing over the course of the December-2015 massacre in Zaria are yet to see their missing children. 46 months after. In a press release signed by Zainab Zakariyya for the Sisters Forum of the Islamic movement, obtained by SUNCITYNEWS, the group alleged that the massacre was stage managed, and claimed that President Buhari and the presidency are keeping mum. According to the report: “We would like to inform the…

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