Senate probes NNPCL, NIMASA, 772 others

Senate probes

The 10th Senate is probing the financial records of 774 federal agencies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) based on the queries raised against them in the 2019 report of the Auditor-General for the Federation. The Chairman, Senate Public Account Committee, Aliyu Wadada, disclosed this on Friday in Nasarawa State, while speaking with newsmen. He said, “We are currently looking into the books of 774 Ministries, Department and Agencies, (MDAs), to see what was appropriated to them and check whether…

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PDP NEC meeting: Tension, as Atiku, NASS members, Govs., Wike renew battle for party’s soul

PDP battle

Indications have emerged to suggest that the next few days are expected to be turbulent times for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), as major gladiators within the it are jostling for the soul of the former ruling party. Findings have revealed that the leadership as well as the ranks of the Party is sharply divided into two broad camps ahead of the scheduled meetings of the major organs with regards to the fate of the Acting National Chairman, Amb. Umar Illya Damagum, to continue in office. Recall that…

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Ganduje’s Probe: “I’m not witch-hunting anyone” – Gov. Yusuf

Gov. Yusuf

Gov. Abba Yusuf, of Kano State, has clarified that the two Commissions of Inquiry established by his administration were not intended to target opposition members in the state. Responding to allegations from his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Yusuf stated that the probes aimed to promote transparency and accountability and address political violence in Kano. During a visit from the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Yusuf emphasised the importance of ending political violence that has resulted in loss of lives and property. He assured that perpetrators would face consequences regardless of…

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CNG initiative: FG targets 25,000 jobs, $2.5bn investment in 3yrs

FG CNG

The Programme Director and Chief Executive of the Presidential Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Initiatives, Michael Oluwagbemi, has announced the Federal Government’s plan to target over 25,000 jobs and $2.5bn worth of investment by 2027. Oluwagbemi made this known during the Presidential CNG stakeholders’ engagement workshop held at BOVAS Auto-Gas filing stations, Ajibode Bus-Stop in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday. He said the initiative, which was part of palliative measures to ease the burden of the removal of fuel subsidy, will attract enormous investment and job creation that will impact…

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Budget-Padding: CSO threatens mass protest against Akpabio

CSO Akpabio

A Civil Society Organisation, (CSO), ‘National Association For Peaceful Co-existence and Good Governance‘ has threatened to organise a massive protest against the President of the Senate Godswill Akpabio over the recent allegation of budget-padding levelled against him by senator representing Bauchi-Central, Abdul Ningi. Founder of the group, Comrade Isiaku Balogun Nathaniel, said the matter would not be swept under the carpet, urging President Bola Tinubu to probe Ningi’s allegations and the leadership of the Senate to make clarification and reinstate the suspended senator within one week. He said, “We are…

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“Let’s unite to make Nigerian greater” – Tinubu tells governors, NASS leadership

Tinubu 2 Govs

…Says economy will bounce back in coming months President Bola Tinubu has called for unity of purpose and more collaboration between the federal government, state governors, and members of the National Assembly to achieve national development goals. The President made the appeal while receiving state governors and the leadership of the National Assembly in Lagos on Friday. Led by Vice-President Kashim Shettima, the delegation included Senate President Godswill Akpabio;  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas; Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, of Kwara State and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum,…

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‘Foreign invaders have taken over Nigeria’ – Christian Elders Forum

National Christian Elders Forum

…Seek ban on nomadic cattle rearing The National Christian Elders Forum, (NCEF), has raised an alarm over invasion of what it described as “foreign invasion” for the recent wave of murders and mayhem in the country. The NCEF alleged that these foreign invaders kill and sack communities in rural areas, rename and occupy those communities. Chairman of NCEF, Samuel Gani, while addressing the press conference, said as part of measures to tackle insecurity, there should be an immediate ban on nomadic cattle rearing and that cattle owners should be compelled…

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Tariff hike: ‘FG still subsidising electricity’ – Adelabu

Minister, Adelabu

Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has said the Federal Government is still paying subsidies on electricity despite the recent hike in tariff for Band-A customers. Speaking in an interview during a television programme  on Thursday, he explained that the Government has about N1.8 trillion to pay in electricity subsidy for 2024. According to him, “The Electricity Act, 2023 made provisions for the review of tariff twice a year”. He added that review of tariff is legal once it is within the exclusive responsibility of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC),…

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“North, South-West will continue to control political power in Nigeria” – Omokri

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Popular socio-political analyst,  Reno Omokri, has claimed that the North and South will continue to control political power in Nigeria. Posting on X, the former presidential aide said both regions will continue to yield political power over Nigeria due to their unity and humility. Omokri said other regions will assume control of political power in Nigeria when they learn humility and unity from the North and western parts of the country. According to him: “Sadly, as long as Nigeria remains one united country, Northern Nigeria and the Southwest of Nigeria…

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Rivers: Fubara sets up committee to recover all State  properties ‘falsely’ grabbed by former Gov. Wike

Fubara Wike

Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has set up a committee to recover all State  properties allegedly grabbed  falsely by the former State governor, Nyesom Wike. Some of the properties identified for immediate recovery are: The old NDDC building on Aba road; The mall on GRA junction (under demolition); West African Glass Industry; Rivers State University Hostel K Campus; Rivers State High Rise aka PHC Towers; Nigeria Engineering Works, a.k.a NEW. Others are: ⁠Civil servants Lodge building @ Old GRA; Shoprite complex; The Hypercity land by NLNG roundabout (Estern Bypass) ,…

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