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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Man arrested for Stealing 2-months-old Baby

A 39-year-old man, Olakunle Agbaje, has been arrested for stealing a 2-month old baby at Odukoya street, #Mowe, #OgunState .The baby’s mother, Marufu Taiwo, was sleeping in her room when the suspect sneaked in and took her baby boy from her side. However, while Agbaje was tiptoeing out of the room, Mrs Taiwo woke up and raised alarm consequent upon which distress call was made to the police. On receiving the information, the DPO Mowe Division, SP Marvis Jayeola, quickly moved to the scene with his men where the suspect…

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Davido shutdown Owerri as Mercy wins

Sunday night in Owerri was too hot, following the winning of the 2019 BBNaija pepper dem show by their own daughter, Mercy Eke. Night clubs and streets were shutdown after the Imo-born reality show star took home the N30m cash prize, a brand new car and other gifts which makes up her winning to N60m. Davido who’s in town to see his in-laws and friends wasn’t left in the celebration as he was sighted grooving around town.

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Atiku Reacts To Lecturers In ‘Sex For Marks’ Scandal

Atiku Abubakar took to his twitter account to react to the sex for grades scandal uncovered by BBC African Eye. He tweeted saying.. I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour. As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents. – AA

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BBNaija: Mike’s Wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton With MC Oluomo (Photos)

Wife of Big Brother Naija housemate, Mike Edward’s wife, Perris Shakes-Drayton meets with NURTW commander MC Oluomo in lagos. Gistmore reports Perris Shakes-Drayton paid a courtesy to MC Oluomo campaigning with Mike’s T-shirts having his printed photograph on it. The NURTW boss urge his people to vote for Mike speaking in his dialet revealing the of two them are friends because he mentioned his name while singing in the big brother house. MC Oluomo was observed of Mike after he sang of one Teni’s hit single, ‘Case’ mentioning his name…

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Nigerians react to Buhari’s comment in SA “When You’re In Rome, You Do As Romans”

President Muhammadu Buhari is in South Africa on a three-day state visit. The president left Nigeria on Wednesday through the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu in a statement had said the visit was at the instance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss the welfare of Nigerians, and enhance the relations between both countries. Mr Shehu said during his visit, Buhari will hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians in South Africa to reassure them of government’s commitment in protecting their lives and…

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