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Lamido Regrets Leaving N11bn Debt For Incoming APC Administration In Jigawa

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Sule LamidoGovernor. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Thursday said he would leave N11 billion liability to the incoming government on May 29.

Mr. Lamido said this while assenting to the state’s 2015 Appropriation Bill in Dutse.

He said the liability was part of the N17 billion used to construct an airport in Dutse which was sourced from the budget of different sectors.

He said the Federal Government promised to refund the money used to construct the airport in the state but he could only get N6 billion out of the money.

“We took the money from the state budgetary allocation from other sectors to build an airport within shortest period of time.

“We used the money where we think are useful and needed especially to get the airport started, with the intention of recovering it from the Federal Government but it was not forthcoming.

“This had affected our ongoing projects which we could not complete like in health sector and road projects”.

He said the projects included the eastern bye-pass, Andaza-Birma, Maigatari-Birniwa and Gabas-Maruta-Kila.

The governor said he felt bad for not fulfilling the promise made to the people to work within the available resources without leaving any debt.

He said as a human being, he had his own limitation and things he could not do, no matter what his wishes were.

Mr. Lamido said the incoming government would be properly briefed on the debt.

He urged the Governor-elect, Badaru Abubakar, to follow-up the money promised by the Federal Government.

He expressed delight that both the governor-elect and president-elect were in the same party and would be easier to get the money.

(NAN)

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  1. domjay

    April 18, 2015 at 8:12 am

    your own good nah compare to what governor ameachi’s hundreds of billions that he’s owing.

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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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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