ONDO REJECTS BUHARI’S EXPIRED RICE PALLIATIVES

The Ondo State Government has rejected expired bags of rice from the 1,800 bags sent to the state by the Federal Government. The FG sent about 1,800 bags of rice and vegetable oil to the state as part of measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country. The state Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the return of some bags of rice sent to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management as they were found to have expired. Speaking on the…

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BURUJI KASHAMU, STRONGMAN OF OGUN POLITICS AND FORMER SENATOR DIES OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS

Buruji Kashamu Buruji Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, has died of complications from COVID-19.  Ben Murray-Bruce who broke the news on Twitter said Kashamu died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos. He was believed to have been taken to the Lagos hospital a few days ago after his health deteriorated. Kashamu in his lifetime faced many battles. He fought to control Ogun PDP even when the party leaders said they didn’t want him. He fought and wrestled the party, becoming it’s 2019 gubernatorial candidate. Before then, he had…

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ABDUSALAMI ABUBAKAR RETURNS TO NIGERIA AFTER 3-MONTH STAY ABROAD

Security was beefed up in the early hours of Saturday at the Minna International  Airport in Niger State when former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, returned to Nigeria after about three-month absence. The entire airport was cordoned off on Friday evening by security agents in anticipation of his arrival but was later postponed till Saturday morning. However, the security personnel returned to their duty post at the airport early Saturday, and this time around ordered everybody out of the airport as they took different strategic positions to ensure…

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NDDC WRITES JOI NUNIEH, DEMANDS REFUND OF 1.96BIL NAIRA IN 7 DAYS

Joy Nunieh By Emma Amaize Peter Clever Okoro Esq., Director, Legal Services, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC,  in a letter dated July 28 addressed to Dr Joi Nunieh, gave her seven days to refund N1.96 billion in compliance with the order of the Senate. It was noted in the letter that she approved payments of the money for Lassa fever kits against established due process principles and process and advice by the director, education, health and social services and director, planning. Okoro, in the letter to Nunieh, entitled “Demand for…

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POLICE ARRESTS PEOPLE PROTESTING AGAINST SOUTHERN KADUNA KILLINGS IN THE STATE CAPITAL

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The police in Kaduna at the weekend stopped a group of protesters near the Refinery junction, who claimed they were demonstrating peacefully against the wanton killings in Southern Kaduna. While confirming the arrest of a large number of the protesters, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Mohammed Jalige said, ‘the arrest was made because there was no prior notification of the procession.” “Yes some of them were arrested because they did not inform us about the procession. We just saw the crowd. I cannot…

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NGIGE REVEALS APC ZONING FORMULA AND WHICH ZONE SHOULD PRODUCE PRESIDENT IN 2023

Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has a gentleman agreement on rotational presidency. Ngige, speaking with ThisDay, said the decision was taken to ensure the stability of the country. The minister, however, admitted it was not written into the ruling party’s constitution. “It is not written in our constitution. But it will make for stability and fairness if it rotates back to the South. I was in PDP, we practiced it. “I was one of the wise men that…

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ANOTHER LAWMAKER’S WIFE ABDUCTED IN JIGAWA

Another lawmaker’s wife kidnapped in Jigawa Another Wife of State House of Assembly member representing Gwiwa constituency, Hon. Aminu Tsibut has been kidnapped by an unknown gunmen. The victim identified as Hajiya Rukayya Aminu was kidnapped at Tsibut village in Gwiwa Local Government Area on Friday night at about 1:00AM. Victims of relative revealed that the gunmen numbering about seven broke the lawmaker’s house and whisked away the victim. He said the kidnappers have already contacted the family and have requested a ransom for her release. State police commissioner, Usman…

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PRESIDENCY SHOULD RETURN TO THE SOUTH IN 2023 EL RUFAI DECLARES AGAIN

Nasir El-Rufai The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufaihas expressed that the presidency should return to Southern Nigeria come 2023. He made this statement while speaking during an interview with BBC Hausa on Saturday.   The Governor revealed that he will not support a northerner to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. He also denied having interest in running for the presidency in 2023 contrary to reports from different political pundits. El-Rufai said the idea of rotating the presidency may not be constitutional, but it is based on the country’s political arrangement https://www.thecable.ng/el-rufai-presidency-should-return-to-the-south-in-2023/amp…

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2 BROTHERS STAGE THEIR YOUNGEST SIBLING’S KIDNAP, DEMAND 7MIL FROM THEIR GRANDFATHER

The police in Imo state have arrested two brothers identified as Fortunate Osuji, 25, and Praise Osuji, 17, for conniving with other members of a kidnap gang, to abduct their youngest brother, Confidence Osuji, 14, so as to extort N7 million from their grandfather. The state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, who disclosed this to newsmen, said the Osuji brothers lost their parents in 2009 and were taken in by their grandfather, Chief Chukwuma Osuji, who is said to be the traditional Prime Minister of his village, Emekuku in Owerri…

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NASS MEMBERS FORCE US TO PAY FOR CONTRACTS NOT EXECUTED SO THAT WE CAN GET BUDGET APPROVAL- PONDEI

Kemebradikumo Pondei The acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, weekend, listed some of the contracts the commission was allegedly coerced to pay by the National Assembly before its 2019 annual budget could be harmonized. He alleged further that some Lawmakers, especially members of adhoc Committees held the Commission hostage over the years with the annual budget approval. According to him, most of the contracts they were arm-twisted to pay, “were never done or sometimes, never completed.” Pondei in a statement signed by his Special Adviser…

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DESPITE NCDC BOSS, IHEKWEAZU’S PROMISE TO TEST MILLIONS 3 MONTHS AGO, NIGERIA HAS TESTED LESS THAN 300,000 IN 6 MONTHS

Angela Onwuzoo Three months after the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, promised to have two million Nigerians tested for COVID-19, less than 300,000 persons have so far been tested. Experts warn that at this rate, NCDC will still not meet the two million target in another three months. On April 28, NCDC set a target of testing two million people in the next three months in a population of over 200 million people. Ihekweazu, speaking then at the daily Presidential Task Force briefing, had…

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