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Missing Oil Funds: Petroleum Minister Must Speak Up Now, Says Fashola

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FROM LEFT: DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, MRS ADEJOKE ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE; GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA AND COMMISSIONER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MR AYO MABADEJE, AT A BRIEFING ON PUBLIC SECURITY SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION IN LAGOS

FROM LEFT: DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE, MRS ADEJOKE ORELOPE-ADEFULIRE; GOV. BABATUNDE FASHOLA AND COMMISSIONER FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MR AYO MABADEJE, AT A BRIEFING ON PUBLIC SECURITY SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION IN LAGOS

Following the controversy generated over about $20 billion missing oil money, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, raised fresh concern over the rate at which public funds are missing in Nigeria, especially the oil sector.

He insisted that the issue of account for missing oil money must be resolved publicly in the interest of the generality of Nigerians.

This is even as the Lebanese community in Nigeria presented a cheque for N80 million and trucks worth N20 million to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, LSSTF, as part of its contribution towards improving security in the state.

Fashola, who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Lebanese community, led by the Consul General of Lebanon in Nigeria, Ms. Dima Haddad at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, decried the rate at which public funds were being mismanaged in the country without recourse to accountability.

According to him; “one could imagine what such fund would have done in boosting security.

“The tragedy of our nation is that while we are debating whether we have accounted for $20 or $10 billion oil money or not, ordinary citizens are contributing to fund the responsibility of government.

“It hurts me because one could only wonder and imagine what $10 billion will do for the police, what it will do in terms of vehicles, trucks and equipments? We hope that things get better.

“The issue of account for that money must be resolved publicly in the interest of the citizens of this great country. And it is a debate that all of us must participate in, peacefully, we will resolve it whether $20 or $10 billion, we must know where that money ended up.

“Everyone who has duty including the Minister for Petroleum must speak up now. We want to know what happened to that money”.
The governor lauded the Lebanese community for the donation saying, “This will be one important block in the security architecture that the state is building”.

Speaking earlier, Haddad explained that the donation was made in the name of the Lebanese business community as part of gesture in appreciating Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general.

According to her, “this country has allowed our Lebanese citizens to establish businesses which have afforded them the opportunity to contribute to the country’s economy”.

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  1. Ema eke

    February 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I’m from south south but I want presidency to go to Fashola , because when I went to Lagos I knew he has a good hearts . Let us stop this tribalism during elections pls. Jona we are still observing .

  2. Me

    February 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    It’s very true and if they use Igbo man as VP chaii then it’s win win. Because igbos are yearning for it.

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants

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Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

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The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.

 

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

Also Read: Governor Lalong says Plateau lost N75 billion to looters

He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8

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Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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