Thu. May 12th, 2022

Jessie Belema

THE non-viability of the country’s funding arrangements is becoming more glaring by the day. For the 36 states especially, their finances are precarious. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company underscored the situation when it withheld N671.88 billion from the Federation Account from the April 2022 oil proceeds. Already broke, indebted and low on internally generated revenue,…


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ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS writes on operators of an agricultural investment scheme, Denkol Farms, in Benue State, who allegedly swindled unsuspecting investors who waited in vain for the refund of their N900m investments Hundreds of investors have petitioned Benue State Police Command and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged case of fraud and mismanagement…


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Insecurity is the biggest plague afflicting Nigeria right now. It is carried out principally by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province insurgents; bandits or kidnappers, now designated as terrorists; herdsmen feeding their cattle on farm crops and attacking farmers who dare to protest; others, like ritualists, robbers and cultists. The President, Major…


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• Nwajiuba, Onu, Akpabio tender resignation, Malami, Ngige retain seats • Action belated, could have saved nation from drama, SANs berate Buhari There are strong indications that members of the Federal Executive Council who have declared their intention to contest the 2023 presidential election may appear before the All Progressives Congress screening committee with copies…


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The Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), on Wednesday, faulted the call by an octogenarian and legal practitioner, Robert Clarke (SAN), on the President, Major General Muhammdau Buhari (retd.), to extend his tenure on account of the nation’s security challenge, describing it as unconstitutional, immoral and threat to the nation’s democracy….


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The Resident Electoral Commission Delta State, Mr Monday Tom, has appealed the Deltans to return the stolen Biometric Voter Accreditation System machine to the Commission. Tom made the appeal on Wednesday during a one-day media/civil society organisations roundtable on the Electoral Act, 2022 ahead of 2023 general election. He said, “I want to beg Deltans…


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Two human rights lawyers, John Aikpokpo-Martins and Kunle Edun, have filed an action at a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking a stay proceedings on the suit filed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice,…


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Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been appointed to the international advisory Board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and Middle East. By this appointment, he became the first sub-Saharan African leader to serve on the Board of the ECAM Council, a non-profit organisation established to promote and develop relations between the countries of…


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