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Akpabio Seeks N80bn Additional Loan

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The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Godswill Akpabio , is seeking an additional loan of N80bn after the N50bn he collected in February when he paid a courtesy visit to the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

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A reliable source in the AKHA, who was not happy with the development, said the House was appalled by the letter seeking approval for an additional loan.

He stated that the state government collects over N30bn a month from the Federation Account, yet the ministries are starved of funds.

He said, “The former loan of N50bn the governor collected in February when he paid a courtesy visit to the House of Assembly had been wasted unjustifiably.

“We have over N30bn a month from the Federation Account; yet he collected N50bn and spent it lavishly outside the state.”

Against the assertion by the governor that the House had provided N10bn for wastage, the source retorted that the House has never provided any money to be wasted on frivolity.

“That was wrong information. The House has never appropriated any money for him to waste, not to talk about N10bn as he said.

“Every ministry is complaining of starvation; Akpabio is not giving them money to run the affairs of the ministries.

“The money he refused to release to the ministries is the one he is using to lavish on people outside the state,” he said.

He averred that it was too early for the governor to start seeking loans from the first quarter of the year. He noted that the development portrays the state as not doing well.

In January 14, 2013 the governor assented to an appropriation bill of N470.08bn as passed by the state House of Assembly for the year.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Wale

    April 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I suggest EFCC should come into matter before approval of additional loan.

  2. opey

    April 19, 2013 at 1:39 am

    wow* GoD help us.

  3. No long thing

    April 19, 2013 at 8:17 am

    God wil judge akpabio and his wickedness,even in d midst of plenty the people are suffering.well,i am confident in 1thing,no man can bribe God.

  4. miles

    September 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    He cnt rule 4eva…

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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