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N81bn financial recklessness allegation in NDDC unacceptable -Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, says financial recklessness allegation and misappropriation of N81 billion, leveled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) are unacceptable.

News: NSCDC seals 16 Illegal private security firms in Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Akwa Ibom Command, said it has closed 16 illegal private security firms and arrested 30 of their personnel in the last one month in the state, as the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Uyo.

He said operatives of the command clamped down, on some private guard companies and discovered that, some of them had yet to register with the agency as stipulated by the law, while state commandant urged individuals and organisations seeking services of private guards to patronise licensed ones.

News: ONDO 2020: Indirect primary will give APC unpopular Candidate — Kekemeke

As the governorship aspirants of the All progressive Congress in Ondo state awaits, the mode of the primary to be adopted for the election, the Pioneer State Chairman of Party, Hon lsaacs Kekemeke, has said that any other mode of primary apart from Direct mode, will produce an unpopular candidate.

Kekemeke said that, adopting any other mode will prevent party members from picking most popular among the 12 aspirants, in the party during the primary election, as the screening of the ten aspirants started on Wednesday in Abuja and was expected to end today.

News: PDP expands South-West Zonal Caretaker Committee

The National Working Committee (NWC), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has approved the expansion of the recently constituted South-West Zonal Committee of the party, following a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, it was revealed that the action was pursuant to Sections 29 (2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).

The statement reads; The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has approved the expansion of the recently constituted South-West Zonal Committee of the party.

News: Magu quizzed over 380 houses, 7 crude oil-laden ships, N37bn assets

The embattled Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has confronted with more allegations, after Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel, asked Magu to account for 380 houses, and seven vessels loaded with crude oil, while the probe panel also grilled on him on the disposal of assets worth N37 billion.

Magu is being grilled, following allegations raised against him by Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN).

News: Hushpuppi not on our list of billionaires – Forbes

American business magazine, Forbes, has said alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, was not on its list of World’s Billionaires, after Hushpuppi boasts of over 2.4 million followers on social media, was known to always flaunt his ostentatious lifestyle.

The magazine famous for listing richest people on earth including Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, amongst others, however, said in an article on Thursday that Hushpuppi was not on its list of World’s Billionaires.

News: Place visitors from Lagos, Abuja on 14-day isolation, Wike tells Rivers residents

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has advised residents to be wary of persons coming from states, with high coronavirus cases such as Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, urging residents to have any of such visitors isolated for 14 days upon arrival in the state, noting that failure to do so would increase the number of cases in the state.

This was contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim.

News: Osinbajo asks IG to probe blogger over N4bn Magu report

The Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has written a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, demanding the probe of a blogger, Jackson Ude, who is also the publisher of an online medium, Point Blank News, in a petition dated July 8, 2020, is titled, ‘Criminal Defamation of the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), GCON by Jackson Ude’.

In the petition written on his behalf by his lawyer, Bayo Osipitan, the Vice-President said Jackson authored a story in which it was alleged that, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, who is facing a Presidential probe, told the investigative panel that he gave N4bn to Osinbajo.

News: Hushpuppi is into real estate, not a fraudster – Lawyer

Gal Pissetzky, counsel for alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, says his client is not a fraudster, added that, Hushpuppi ran legitimate businesses including real estate, according to Forbes.

Recalled that, newsmen had earlier reported that, the 37-year-old was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by the Dubai Police.

News: FG didn’t promise to keep petrol price low – Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said the Federal Government did not, at any time promise to keep the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) permanently low, adding that, the government had concluded that, it could no longer bear the burden of petrol subsidy.

The minister said, these in a statement published on Thursday on the ministry’s Instagram page, with the title ‘Deregulation: The facts and the reasons behind the policy’.

News: Border closure: Over 1000 Customs Brokers, 200,000 employees out of jobs

The Vice President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Custom Agents (ANLCA), Mr Kayode Farinto, has urged the Federal Government to re-open its land border, stating that the continuous closure of the land borders negates the protocols, and conventions agreement signed by the country. 

This is even as the ANLCA Vice President revealed that, due to the border closure policy of Nigeria since last year August, over 1000 Customs Brokers and about 200,000 employees have been forced out of jobs.

News: RCCG sacks pastor for attempting to sleep with member

The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has sacked an Assistant Pastor of the church in Akure, Ondo State, Mr Gideon Bakare, as the church also relieved him of all ministerial duties in the mission.

Bakare, was recently accused of attempting to sleep with a woman in her matrimonial home in Akure, in a viral video, the pastor is seen naked as the church member sits beside him, while her family films the event

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