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Friday, September 16, 2022

Daily News Roundup

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olabode George has insisted that a southern candidate must replace Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman of the party before the beginning of the 2023 election campaigns scheduled for September 28, 2022. He said Ayu, who is from the northern part of the country, could not continue to hold the position since the presidential candidate of the party is from the North.

-. The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and other related offences on Thursday revealed that the N13.59trillion 2021 budget was padded by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with duplicated projects worth N300b. The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, during an interface with the Senate Committee on Finance, also disclosed that projects’ duplication worth N100billion were also inserted into the N17.12 trillion 2022 budget by some MDAs.

/. The All Progressives Congress in Rivers State has condemned what it termed artificial scarcity of petroleum products in Port Harcourt and other parts of the State. The party said the situation, which was caused by a leadership squabble in the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, was unfortunate.

/. Despite the accusations that the North has taken charge of the juicy positions in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party has officially appointed the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, as Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Organisation (PCO) for the 2023 elections.

/. President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred Nigerian citizenship on 286 foreign nationals. The conferment of citizenship on beneficiaries from the United States, Europe, the Americas, Asia, Middle East, Oceania and Africa was done Thursday at a ceremony held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

/. The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has given an insight into the suspension of Azman Air’s operations. Director-General of NCAA, Capt. Musa Nuhu, confirmed that it was withholding the Air Transport License (ATL) of the airline until it provides the required documentation for the renewal of its operational licenses and put forward a payment plan on its N1.2bn debt.

/. The federal government, yesterday, said the arrest of the publisher Desert Herald, Tukur Mamu, will not hinder efforts to release the victims of the Kaduna train attack. The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingiyadi, said this after the National Security Council, NSC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

/. A Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish Godswill Akpabio’s name as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2023 Akwa Ibom North/West Senatorial District election. Justice Emeka Nwite gave the order yesterday.

/Nigerians are gasping for breath as the inflation rate rose by 0.92 basis points to 20.52 percent in August from 19.6 percent in July, the highest since October 2005. This represents the seventh consecutive monthly rise in headline inflation since February.

/. Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu described himself as the hope that Nigeria will get better. Tinubu made this assertion on Thursday when he met with the Nollywood and kannywood entertainers at the APC Presidential Campaign Council secretariat in Abuja.

-After spending over two months in kidnappers’ den, the owner of Always Petroleum and Energy Service Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Jamiu, has finally regained freedom.

Jamiu was kidnapped on July 9, 2022 at his residence located at Idare quarters in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The kidnappers, numbering four, entered the house posing as business associates shortly after Jamiu returned from Eid praying ground in Okene town.
A family source, who never wanted his name mentioned, said the oil mogul was released on Thursday night.

According to the source, the family paid a ransom before they could secure the release of their brother.

Jamiu was also abducted in 2019 at one of his fuel stations in Okene but was rescued by military officials after a few days in captivity.

The military lost one of their officers while one of the kidnappers was also killed during the rescue operation.

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  1. Thank you for the update, Stella.

  2. Only in Nigeria... Akpabio didn't contest in the senatorial primaries but he'll be the flag bearer. They just have to die in power. ShamleSha lots

  3. Nigeria is only one when they are looking for your votes. After your votes. To your tent oh Isreal. imagine appointing Tambuwa as director general PCO of PDP while we are busy complaining of Ayu😅😅😅😅😅.. God please protect MNK.

    Maybe the next thing we will hear is Mr. Bolaji the ICPC chairman has resigned as we heard of the police commission director did because he stood against police IG. If you like dey dull yourself. WE ARE NOT ONE.

    1. Zaram we are one in Nigeria.most of these politicians are trying to create ethnic/religious war between the masses cos of their greediness

    2. This country eeeehhnnn... APC just came to multiply the problems Nigeria already had. God will judge ALL of them every where they are.
      Just imagine Akpabio's case naaa... How do one justify that court ruling for Gods sake? Them for kuku carry Lawan, senate president join too na. Nonsense useless shameless government

  4. 2months in kidnappers den,they must have cleared his account.

  5. Thank you Stella, stay strong

  6. I pray the best man prepared by God wins the 2023 elections

    1. Please vote wisely. God can't do for us what we should do for ourselves.

  7. Thanks Stellz for the daily round up.

  8. Thank you very much for updating us


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