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FG Spent N4bn On World Economic Forum – Report

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jonathan_world_economic_forumA whopping N4 billion was spent by the Federal Government on the recently held World Economic Forum on Africa, which held in Abuja from 7-9 May, a report compiled by SUNDAY PUNCH has shown.

The figure, which was provided for in the 2014 budget under the service wide vote with code 23050143, is aside the unspecified amount provided for sponsorship by the Organized Private Sector.

Although the budget did not provide a breakdown of the allocation, it was discovered that the amount was used to pay for hotel bills, feeding and other logistics of top government functionaries of countries that attended the three-day event that held amid water-tight security.

Some of the world leaders that attended the WEF-A were the Presidents of Togo, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal and Ghana.

Others were the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Prime Ministers of Cote d Voire, Mali, and Madagascar.

The WEF-A with the theme ‘Forging inclusive growth, creating jobs’, was attended by over 1,500 delegates from about 80 countries.

Apart from government funding, the forum also had strategic partners, industry partners, group and regional partners that facilitated its hosting.

The strategic partners were made up of a select group of 100 leading global companies representing diverse regions and industries selected for their commitment to improving the state of the world.

As at press time, a mail sent to the Associate Director, Media Relations, WEF, Mr. Oliver Cann, requesting how much was provided by the partners for the event, was yet to be responded to.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

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Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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