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Corruption: Buhari May Beam Searchlight On CBN

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CBN buildingAs part of measures to recover funds allegedly stolen under the past administration, President Muhammadu Buhari may have decided to beam his searchlight on the recent activities of some government agencies and departments in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

It was gathered that during his June 23 meeting with state governors, President Buhari lamented that officials of the past administration threw all financial and administrative instructions put in place to the winds, thereby plunging the country into the financial mess it has found itself.

SUNDAY PUNCH reports that the president also vowed at that meeting that funds stolen by government officials who abused their offices in the past would be recovered and systemic leakages blocked.

A Presidency official on condition of anonymity, who spoke to the newspaper on Saturday, disclosed that the issue of alleged financial malpractices in the CBN featured prominently during the meeting Buhari had with the state governors.

The source said in the course of reviewing activities of government agencies and parastatals under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan during the meeting, a state governor specifically mentioned the CBN.

The governor, whose identity the source did not divulge, told Mr. Buhari in no uncertain terms that he should extend his investigation to the apex bank.

He said, “I can tell you authoritatively that the issue of the CBN came up during the meeting the President had with state governors recently.

“I remember vividly that one governor raised the issue and called on the President to extend ongoing probes to the CBN”.

The source did not however, disclose the president’s reaction to the submission made by the governor.

When contacted, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said he had no information on the issue.

He, however, said the Buhari administration was committed to transparency and accountability in all sectors.

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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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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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