Politics

Obi donates bus to school (Photo)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi (2nd right), presenting keys to the bus he donated to El Shalom Convent school to the Senior prefect, Miss Divine Ogbueli (1st right). With them are Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna (1st left) and the proprietor of the school and the Anglican Bishop of Ogbaru, Rt. Rev’d Prosper Amah.

Lagos Assembly threatens to arrest Ambode, four ex-commissioners

Presenting the preliminary report of a nine-man ad-hoc committee to probe the purchase of the 820 buses, the committee chairman, Fatai Mojeed, said that it was discovered that due process was not followed.

He added that the former governor used the refund of the Paris Club for the purchase of the busses without the approval of the House.

“He (Ambode) did not inform the House before commencing the purchase of the buses. Over N48 billion was spent on the purchase of the busses and N22 Billion was spent on import duties.

EFCC recovers money in four 'Ghana-must-go' bags in INEC office in Zamfara

THE operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) who stormed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Zamfara State office early today, have recovered four bags containing money believed to be part of the N84.6 million ad hoc staff allowances diverted by officials of the commission.

Ohanaeze chairman, Nwodo: Why Igbo supported Atiku, Obi

By Valentine Amanze

APC, PDP, others pay ‘administrative charges’

.Set for Nov 30 Niger LGC polls

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

At last the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and some other registered political parties in Niger State have paid the ‘‘Administrative Charges’’ as demanded by the Niger State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC).
Besides, they are now set to participate in the Local Government Council (LGC) election scheduled for November 30, 2019.

Senate asks Buhari to provide alternative sources of livelihood for beggars

The Senate has urged the Federal Governmentled by President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with a new policy and initiatives that will create alternative sources of livelihood for beggars in Nigeria.

During plenary on Thursday, the Senate also asked the Federal Government to integrate almajiris into the educational system in order to mop them from street begging.

Okorocha calls for one senator per state

Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the Senate must begin to make sacrifice and aid in cutting down the cost of governance by having just one Senatorial representative instead of three per state.
Okorocha, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, argued for the cut in the cost of running the legislature during plenary on Thursday in reaction to the report presented by the Committee on Finance and National Planning on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Planning Strategy Paper (FSP).

Edo government drops all senior, special assistants

Edo state government has terminated the appointments of all its senior special assistants and special assistants.

A statement signed by the secretary to the state government Osarodion Ogie says the termination is with immediate effect.

According to the communique, the state government has offered immense gratitude to the outgoing assistants and has directed them to hand over all government property and documents in their possession to the SSG’s office.Mr Ogie says fresh appointments will be made within the next 30 days.

Obi, Okunna visit Udeozo (photo)

Chief Dazaa Udeozo (middle), during the condolence visit on the burial of his father by Mr. Peter Obi (right), accompanied by Prof. Chinyere Stella Okunna (left) at Enugu-Agidi, Anambra State.

No government exists without security of lives, property, says Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has said that no government exists without securing the lives and properties of the citizens.

Mr. Obi stated this on Tuesday while speaking at The Platform, a programme by the Covenant Christian Centre to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Day.

He said Nigeria needs to do something very quickly and drastically on its present security situation.

“The number one job of any government in any society is to provide security for lives and properties.

“If you cannot do that then the government does not exist.”

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