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I Will Publish Names Of Treasury Looters Currently Returning Funds – Buhari Assures Nigerians
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has guaranteed that he will publish the names of treasury looters who are currently returning stolen money.
The President made this disclosure known while speaking at the 15th session of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation lecture at the International Conference Centre, in Abuja.
He said, ”We have taken steps towards recovering a reasonable amount of the money that was looted or misappropriated from public coffers. Investigations are ongoing on public officers who served, or are still serving, and those whose conduct are questionable will be compelled to accept the path of honour and surrender their loot”.
Biafra Protest: For Every One Soldier Killed, I Would Kill Everybody – Orji Kalu
The former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has reacted to the ongoing Biafra protests in parts of the country, as he was quoted to have said that if he was the commander-in-chief, and one of his soldiers was killed, he would kill everybody. Vanguard reports.
Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, December 6, at the Abuja airport, Kalu said the pro-Biafra protesters have the legal right to self-determination, but condemned the manner in which it has been done.
“Those boys are right, they have a right to demonstrate, but not violent demonstration, not killing soldiers because if I am a Commander- in -Chief, and you kill one of my soldiers, I will kill everybody. You cannot kill soldiers. You cannot kill police. You have a right to say no, we want our own Republic.”
Shocking: Customers Buying Fuel With Polythene Bags At Oando Filling Station In Kano
Reports have emerged that Oando Filling Station In Kano are currently selling fuel to some customers in polythene bags.. The unlawful dealings was brought to light by a resident of the state.
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Look At What Is Happning To Oando Filling Station In Kano
I am writing to call on the DPR to checkmate the activities of one of the Stations of Oando located at ibrahim Taiwo, isyaka rabiu in Kano. As we have bn waiting for the Management of the Station to start attending to cars since 6:30am, but the manager seems so loose and soft and the black market boys have taken over the affairs of the Station. But what gives me worries the most if the matter at which the black market boys buy fuel in a Polythene bag. This is a great danger not only to the fuel Station but to lives and proprieties around the environment . As at the time of writing this 12:00pm they have not yet start selling for cars
GEJ Constructed More Roads Than Any Other Nigerian President – Fashola
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has on Tuesday, December 8, while unveiling his plans lavished encomium on one of the achievements of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Mr. Fashola said this on Tuesday in Abuja during his first news conference tagged “Setting the Agenda for Delivering Change”.
Speaking on Federal Government plans to re-introduce highway tolling to raise additional funds to finance road infrastructure and ensure efficient road maintenance, he said that Goodluck Jonathan has constructed more roads than any president ever in Nigeria.
He also acknowledged that the Transformation in the power sector is above 50 % and that he would try to build on it.
Okonjo-Iweala Describes As Baseless Allegations Of “Illegal Diversion” Of N61.4Bn Abacha Loot To NSA
Former Minister of Finance, and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has reacted to allegations that she illegally approved the transfer of at least N61.4 billion ($300 million and £5.5 million) from funds recovered from late dictator, Sani Abacha, to the Office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, few weeks to the 2015 presidential election.
A letter signed by Okonjo-Iweala, which was obtained by online medium, Premium Times, revealed that the former Finance minister signed off on the transfer but then closed her eyes to how the funds were spent, requesting then President Goodluck Jonathan to directly demand accountability from the then National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki.
Gov Fayose Offers To Pay N5,000 To 10,000 Less Privileged Ekiti Residents Monthly
Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose has promised to pay the sum of N5,000 to 10,000 less privileged residents of the State monthly, to ease their sufferings.
This disclosure was brought to light at the presentation of the N67.044 billion 2016 fiscal year budget to the House of Assembly.
Fayose, who stated that the performance of the 2015 budget of the state was below expectation, disclosed that the payments will commence in January, 2016.
He said this year’s budget could only achieve 70 per cent at the end of the third quarter of the year.
How Suswam Stole N3Bn From Benue State Treasury – EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has on Tuesday, December 8, told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, how former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam alongside his Commissioner for Finance, Omadachi Okolobia, diverted over N3.1bn from the state treasury. Daily Post reports.
he prosecutor, detective Junaidu Sa’id, during the trial, disclosed that his team took up the case following a petition dated July 14, 2015 against the Suswam and Oklobia.
Speaking to the court, Sa’id said, during the course of their investigations, it discovered that Suswam ordered that shares owned by the State Government be sold so as to raise the sum of N10bn.
According to Sa’id, following the directive, Elixir Investment Partners was appointed as stockbrokers to oversee sale of the shares, from which over N9 billion was realised.
Why We Slashed MTN’s N1.04trn Fine – NCC
Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stood up for its action to reduce the N1.04 trillion fine on MTN Nigeria to N780 billion, saying it acted in the interest of the stability of the telecom sector. This disclosure was made known by the Director, Public Affairs of the NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo.
He said after considering the operator’s admission of guilt, huge investment in the country, the large subscriber base and Nigeria being its largest market, the decision to arrive at the reduction was not too difficult.
Ojobo said, “MTN wrote the commission, acknowledged that there has been an infraction and are now pleading for leniency. In the past we have also had people plead for leniency on their sanctions.