2023 Budget: Senate to address N11.03 trillion deficit through Finance Amendment Act

The Nigerian Senate has declared that it would amend the relevant sections of the Finance Act in order to address the N11.03 trillion 2023 Budget deficit. This information was provided by Senator Sani Musa of the Senate Committee on General Services, who emphasized that they would focus on ways to get the various revenue-generating organizations to triple the goals that their respective legislatures would assign to them. Sani spoke after the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, inspected the Senate’s ‘makeshift’ chambers ahead of the resumption of lawmakers in the upper…

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Gbajabiamila summons ASUU, as Nigerian students threaten to shut down airports over lingering strike

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has summoned the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) for a meeting over the on-going seven-month-old strike. This was contained in an issued letter, signed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Yahaya Danzarta, and addressed to the president of ASUU, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke. According to the letter, the Speaker expressed his concern over the failed negotiations between the Federal Government and the union. The letter partly reads, “The Hon. Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, hereby invites…

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2023 Polls: Tinubu appoints Yahaya Bello as Campaign Council Youth Coordinator

…To harmonise 3,000 grassroots mobilisation support groups The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appointed Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as the National Youth Coordinator of the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council. Tinubu conveyed the appointment in a letter addressed to Bello at the weekend. The former Lagos State governor said Bello, who was an aspirant in the party’s presidential primaries which was held in May, deserved the appointment, owing to his impressive political achievements and the exemplary leadership he had demonstrated as governor of…

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Plateau: Masquerades invade church, flog pastor

…Worshippers run helter-skelter Masquerades yesterday disrupted a church service in Shikal village of Langtang-South local government council of Plateau State. According to reports, they flogged the Pastor and worshippers, who ran helter-skelter before vandalising properties belonging to the church. A village source, who spoke to newsmen on the incident, informed that the masquerades invaded the church while the service was on-going. He added that they proceeded to beat everyone on sight that scampered to safety, before destroying chairs and other items.

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2023: Group demands probe into alleged plot to rig polls by manipulating INEC register

A civil society organisation, Cultural Credibility Development Initiative (CCDI), has demanded proper investigation into an alleged manipulation of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC)’s voters’ register with a view to rig the 2023 general election in some States. Recall that the Coalition of United Political Parties, (CUUP), through its spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere, had last week alleged that some individuals have begun adulterating INEC’s voters register. The coalition also alleged that a court case has been initiated secretly to compel INEC to stop the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System…

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2023: APC campaign council accuses NLC of hypocrisy over fuel subsidy removal

…Fault support for Peter Obi    The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has accused the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of being hypocritical over the burning issues of fuel subsidy removal in the country. The Council Director, Media and Public Affairs, Festus Keyamo, in an issued statement yesterday, faulted the leadership of the NLC for promising to mobilise its members across the 774 local government areas in Nigeria to ensure victory for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, in next year’s presidential election. Justifying the council’s…

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Self-determination Calls: ‘Insecurity, bad governance recipes for agitations’ – Yoruba Diaspora group

A prominent Yoruba Diaspora group, Yoruba One Voice, (YOV), has said that the agitations for self-determination will continue if the Federal Government didn’t address issues that have been threatening the foundation of Nigeria and also pitting the ethnic nationalities against one another. The YOV made this known at the fifth edition of its global conference held via zoom, where participants gathered from all six continents of the world. The Diaspora group, while proffering solutions to the myriads of problems bedevilling Nigeria, also warned the Federal Government against clamping down on…

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Insecurity: Al-Mustapha breaks down in tears, saying some people want to destroy Nigeria 

A former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the Late General Sani Abacha, Hamza al-Mustapha on Saturday, broke down in tears over the issue of insecurity in Nigeria. Al-Mustapha, who is the presidential candidate of Action Alliance, (AA), went emotional when he received a coalition of northern Christian women at his residence, in Abuja. According to him, “What Nigeria wants now is leadership. We have to get out of where we are; and people will come and use the name of religion to say: ‘because he is a Muslim, he cannot…

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