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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has urged Nigeria’s 36 state governors and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, to account for the spending of Federal Account Allocation Committee allocations to states and the FCT since 2019. It also asked them to provide and widely publish documents on the spending of FAAC allocations received by their states and the FCT since 1999. The Federal Account Allocation Committee is responsible for reviewing and adopting the allocation of funds to states and the Federal Government of Nigeria. The requests followed reports that the committee disbursed N1.123 trillion to the…

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has listed seven demands from the Federal Government ahead of the May 1, 2024 Workers’ Day. Aside from demanding for a new minimum wage, the NLC is also asking for the creation of state and local government police to tackle insecurity in the country. The congress also stressed that states and local governments, as well as the organised private sector, must pay the new minimum wage when it is eventually approved. International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries and often called May Day, is a celebration of the working class, and is…

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A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has contrasted the leadership of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, with that of the Chairman of Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State, asserting the latter’s administration as superior. Obi served as the Anambra State Governor from June 2007 to March 2014. “The Chairman of Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State has more achievements in governance than Peter Obi,” Omokri said in an interview on the ‘Mic On Podcast’ programme hosted by a Channels Television’s journalist, Seun Okinbaloye, late Saturday. “I know for a fact that the Eti-Osa Local Government Chairman has…

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• As Rivers PDP demands for release of lawmakerBy Ignatius Chukwu Anyone thinking the hostilities between Gov Sim Fubara and a man of Nyesom Wike’s stature and style of warfare is a joke may regret. And the worst war is that one that looks like no war.Details:The fracas and arrest of loyalists of Gov Sim Fubara of Rivers State in Abuja during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting has sparked anger in Port Harcourt.The incident seems to have deepened the hostility between Gov Fubara and his erstwhile political godfather, Chief Nyesom Wike, now FCT Minister.This is as PDP men in…

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• Says they operate at world class environment standards By Ignatius ChukwuIndorama Nigeria has reacted to calls by a group from Alesa Eleme for the international financing bodies to sanction Nigeria’s foremost petrochemicals and fertilizer company.The company said on Friday that it rather deserves awards from global bodies for operating at very high environmental, technical, economic and humanitarian levels.The company has thus displayed various certificates and certifications garnered from various local, national and international bodies and agencies who have verified and confirmed their standards.Details:Indorama Nigeria which runs Nigeria’s firsts and foremost petrochemicals plant as well as two trains of fertilizer…

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• Fubara’s loyalists arrested in Abuja; Fubara loses key decision in PDP caucus• But rushes back to PH to reveal IGR secrets that may cause earthquake soon• How Rivers dramatically moved from N13Bn per month to N27Bn By Ignatius ChukwuThe game of Russian roulette being played by Gov Sim Fubara and ex-governor Nyesom Wike is getting to serious levels.Every day, each camp seeks uppercut against the other.In Abuja on Thursday, April 18, 2024, Gov Fubara seemed to lose big at the PDP Caucus meeting when Wike’s person was made to stay on seat even if Wike is no longer regarded…

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By Onyeche Igwe The Nigeria Police Force has detained a female police officer who was the aide-de-camp to embattled former Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. The ADC was arrested alongside other police officers attached to 48-year-old Bello, and is being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Their arrests and detention followed a Thursday night order by the Inspector General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, directing their immediate withdrawal from the former governor. Senior police sources, who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity because they did not have authorisation to comment publicly on the…

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By Onyeche Igwe Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has declared that no human can give power, except God Almighty. Atiku’s declaration came on the heels of the ongoing controversy trailing the outcome of the 98th National Executive Committee meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party held in Abuja on Thursday. The 2023 PDP presidential standard-bearer’s position was contained in a WhatsApp group chat with some of his supporters in the country on Friday. According to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the party, among its intra-party resolutions made on Thursday, had approved the reconstitution of its Disciplinary and Reconciliation Committees to…

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Enforces prices in Abuja supermarkets, Plans Lagos, PH raidsBy Onyeche Igwe The Federal Government has reacted to outcries of prices refusing to come down despite reduction in high rates of foreign currencies. A federal agency is this raiding supermarkets in the FCT and plans a nationwide spread. Details: The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Thursday, April 18,2024, carried out an enforcement raid at two supermarkets in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said to be to ensure adherence to price display and quantity regulations. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Dr Adamu Abdullahi, said the exercise targeted at…

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The Commissioner for Police, FCT, CP Benneth Igweh, has expressed heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the management and personnel of the FCT Police Command for the kind gesture of the minister, FCT, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, for fulfilling his promise to the Command. The minister had directed the FCT Command to hunt down and arrest or neutralize two wanted bandit/kidnapping kingpins who had been terrorizing Abuja particularly the Bwari, Dutse Alhaji and Kubwa axis. He backed the decisive action/directive by placing a bounty of twenty million naira (₦20million) on two notorious and most wanted kidnappers on February 14, 2024,…

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