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Thursday, December 08, 2022

Daily News Roundup

Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of Forbes’s World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2022.

The Senate will on Tuesday, 13th of December, 2022, debate the latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on cash withdrawal limits. During the Wednesday plenary, Senate Minority Leader Aduda Phillip, in a point of order, drew the attention of his colleagues to the CBN’s new policy and demanded caution as it will affect many citizens, especially small business owners.


. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has disclosed that it invited the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) to probe the alleged fraud in the N-Power programme. According to reports, singer, D’banj colluded with some government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme.


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has knocked the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for expressing doubts over the credibility of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and Results Viewing Portal which will be deployed for the 2023 election. The commission expressed shock that the APC candidate could question the efficiency of the technology.


 A former Accountant-General in Cross River State, Rose Bassey, has been kidnapped by gunmen. It was gathered that the victim and three others were abducted on Tuesday at Uyanga-Okomita axis of the Ikom-Calabar highway.


The British government has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the United Kingdom has no preferred presidential candidate among the 18 contestants for next year’s election. High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, made the clarification when she led a delegation on a visit to the Abdullahi Adamu-led APC national leadership at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, yesterday.


 Some major roads in Osogbo, Osun State, were, yesterday, shut for hours during the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa. All the roads that led to Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, venue of the programme, were closed from Gbodofon to Olaiya Flyover to Old Garage.


 Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, has ordered the opening of the 2nd Niger Bridge, which is in the 95 percent completion stage, to ease traffic during the Yuletide. Federal Controller of Works in Delta State, Mr Jimoh Olawale, who made the disclosure in Asaba, however, said the bridge would be open for only 30 days.


 The Federal Government has redeemed its pledge of a house to former Coach of the Super Eagles, Clemens Westerhof, who led the Eagles to win their second African Cup of Nations title in 1994. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, handed over the key to the House to Mr. Westerhof in Abuja, Wednesday.


Three men were on Wednesday docked in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ court for allegedly stealing a she-goat, according to NAN.

The police charged Bamisaye Felix, 34, Adebayo Wasiu, 35 and Kolawole Sunday, 42 with theft and possession of a stolen goat.
Prosecution Counsel Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi told the court that the defendants committed the offence on December 4 at 4 am in Iye-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendants stole one she-goat worth N35,000 belonging to Oyeyemi Funmilayo.
Olasunkanmi alleged that the defendants had in their possession five other goats and one sheep suspected to have been stolen.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge while their counsel, Mrs Aduni Olanipekun, prayed the court to grant her clients bail.

Chief Magistrate Saka Afunso granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each in like sum and adjourned the case until January 9, 2023, for hearing.

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  1. Stolen goat? 不不不不不
    I trust the Nigerian Court to jail them.
    Mama Ngozi with her signature gele, congratulations
    soar higher ma'am

  2. Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala always representing! Congratulations ma'am

  3. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala constantly making us proud Nigerians. God bless and increase her

  4. CBN policy on cash withdrawal limit may truly affect small scale business owners.
    Congrats Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iwenla for making Nigeria proud.

  5. Way to go madam!! Congratulations

  6. 100 Most Powerful Women.
    Yes ke! Madam Ngozi has moved from Nnukwu nwanyi to Oke Nwanyi.
    New York ahoy!


  7. Smh… not yet found guilty but they’ve been made to pay what the goat might worth.


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