GOV AYADE WANTS DEVT TO TRICKLE DOWN TO LOCAL GOVTS – HON STELLA ODEY

Cross River State Government through the Ministry of Local Government Affairs has charged all local government administrators on the need for development to trickle down to the grassroots. The Honorable Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Hon. Stella Oreme Odey, stated this in Yakurr Local Government Area while on inspection tour of the LGA stated that the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade passionately wants development to trickle down to the local governments. The commissioner, who said she was sent by the His Excellency, the Governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben…

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CSOs drag Lagos Assembly to Court over Accountability.

Media Right Initiative and the Centre for Transparency and Public Accountability is suing the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and the House, by asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, to order the Assembly give account of how it has spent it’s Budgetary allocations and other finances, over the past six years. The groups say they are suing the Lagos Assembly Speaker, Honorable Mudashir Obasa for failing to give account of how funds accruable to the Assembly, has been spent thorough the years in question, coupled…

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Enact Patriot Act to celebrate serving Armed Forces personnel, Nigerians in diaspora tell Ahmed Lawan, Senate

Some Nigerians in the diaspora, under the aegis of AriseNigeria, have called on the Senate’s leadership to consider a Patriot Bill to celebrate serving Armed Forces personnel. The group made this known in a communique issued at the end of a general meeting to discuss the state of the nation and other sundry issues of concerns on Saturday in Brussels, Belgium. Signed by President Dr. Agwu Onyeke and 13 country heads, the communique, among others, charged the Ahmed Lawan’s led 9th Senate to set out the modalities for honouring well-deserving…

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NEMA: Group hails PMB, Maihaja for restoring transparency in disaster management

The North East Peace Advocates have showered praises on President Muhammadu Buhari and Engr Mustapha Y. Maihaja for restoring transparency and accountability to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The group made this known in a strategic report to appraise emergency management after a thorough study of NEMA’s activities in the North-East with regards to crisis management. In the report signed by President, Comrade Bitrus Ali on Sunday, the group hailed the Director-General for inch-perfect interventions in mitigating the suffering of internally displaced persons in the North-East. The North East…

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Be Good Ambassadors of Nigeria NYCN Urges 2020 jamb Candidates

As the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination  (UTME) commences nationwide on Saturday,  14th March 2020, The Leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has urged the candidates taking part in the examination to be good ambassadors of Nigeria, by conducting themselves according to the laid down rules and to the highest ethical standards as future leaders of the country. This was contained in a goodwill message to candidates made available to newsmen and signed by the National Vice President (North Central)  of the NYCN.  Amb. Akoshile Mukhtar and…

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Armed Forces Bill: Another plot to truncate the country’s democracy, peace – NDF

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has lashed out at the National Assembly over its proposed Armed Forces Bill, describing it as another plot to truncate the nation’s democracy. According to the group, the bill sponsored by the lawmaker representing Abia South, Enyinnaya Abaribe, is targeted at destroying the revered Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. NDF made this disclosure at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja. In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Dr. Abdulkadir Bolaji, NDF said the move is unconstitutional as it will whittle down the…

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Damboa: Former CP Tsav hails Buratai, Nigerian troops over gallant display against Boko Haram terrorists

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and his gallant troops for a display of sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko/ISWAP terrorists. According to Mr Tsav, the COAS has once again silenced his critics and proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is worthy of President Muhammadu Buhari’s trust and that of Nigerians despite the conspiracy. Scores of insurgents lost their lives on Wednesday after the gallant troops repelled an attack in Damboa, a town 85 kilometres away from…

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Fraud, sinister motives only things restricting NGOs in northeast, coalition tells Human Rights Watch

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has fingered fraud, sinister motives by some international non-governmental organisations in northeastern Nigeria as the only factor restricting their operation. CATE’s assertion trails claims by certain NGOs that tighter restrictions by authorities has crippled humanitarian crisis in the northeast. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, National Coordinator, Gabriel Onoja, discredited reports by Human Rights Watch which it claimed is on a mission to destabilize Nigeria. The activities of NGOs like Human Rights Watch, according to CATE, have worsened the plights…

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Revealed: How INGOs, staff embezzle billions of dollars meant for northeast IDPs

The activities of some International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) operating in North-East Nigeria have once again come under the radar with regards to their true motives in the carrying out of humanitarian activities. In many quarters, it has been stated that the presence of various INGOs in North-East Nigeria is one of the reasons why the war against terrorism in Nigeria is still on. It was also alleged that these INGOs have been providing logistics support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group, as well as carrying out espionage activities that undermine…

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Revealed: Why NEMA staff moved against Union Chairman

Fresh facts have emerged as to why the workers sacked the Union Chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency. It was revealed that amongst other anomalies, the workers accused the dismissed union chairman of highhandedness and financial recklessness. An insider source within the agency, who pleaded anonymity stated that the “ ousted union chairman antics was purely for personal aggrandisement, a trend that has gained notoriety.” He often blackmailed the management for personal benefits just like his recent trip to Italy, which he was not supposed to be part of…

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