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Oyo Confirms Receipt Of N7.2b Paris Club Cash

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Oyo State Government Wednesday evening confirmed the receipt of the sum of N7.2billion as its own share of the Paris Club.

It stated that 60% of the funds collected has been added to the federal allocation for the state to pay salaries of workers for the months of August and September, 2016.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, who disclosed this explained that the funds did not come out fortuitously but came out due to the doggedness, determination and tenacity of Governor Ajimobi in spite of the initial exclusion of Oyo State from the list of beneficiaries.

Arulogun noted that the state government had announced in December 2016 and reiterated it early January 2017 that the state was excluded from the initial beneficiary states, but the governor reassured at different fora that he would work round the clock to ensure the state gets its own share.

“The efforts of Governor Abiola Ajimobi have yielded fruitful results. We will all remember that Oyo State was initially excluded from the states that benefitted from the Paris Club over Deduction Funds. The Federal Government claimed that the previous administration had already collected the state’s share.

“However, Governor Ajimobi was not at peace with the development and swung into action to ensure that the state was included on the list. The governor therefore mandated the Ministry of Finance to reconcile accounts with the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja. The results of the reconciliation and the governor’s spirited efforts led to the payment of N7.2bn to Oyo State.

“We have used 60% of the funds received to pay salaries as promised by the governor during the interfaith service of the Oyo State Government held on January 3, 2017. The Oyo State appreciates the cooperation of the Minister and Federal Ministry of Finance officials who facilitated the payment that has brought some degree of succor to workers in the state and will enable government deliver some more projects as dividends of democracy,” Arulogun stated.

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Lekki tollgate should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

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Lekki tollgates should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

Former vice-chairman of PDP SouthWest, Bode George has called for the dismantlement of tollgate at Lekki area of Lagos.

The PDP chieftain made this call at a press conference after soldiers were alleged to have shot and killed peaceful EndSARS protesters on October 20.

 

 

According to George, the dismantling of the tollgates would help in pacifying aggrieved Nigerian youths.

In his words;

“Let me reiterate the irreducible minimum acceptable to placate the angry and restless youths in order to restore peace, fairness and equity in our state.

The two tollgates should be dismantled immediately and permanently. AlphaBeta and Lekki Concession Company should be scrapped. The advert signage monopoly given to Seyi Tinubu should be withdrawn forthwith.

The Iya Oloja title should be withdrawn from Shade Tinubu and be given to the individual who deserves it according to tradition.

The NURTW which has become the militia wing of the APC should be re-organized and removed from the ambit and control of political actors.”

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Nigeria Air Force arrest officers for flogging curfew violators in Osun

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The Nigerian Airforce has arrested its erring officers for flogging violators of the state-government imposed curfew in Osun State.

A video that went viral on social media shows Airforce personnel dehumanizing and assaulting residents that violated the curfew.

The video which made rounds on social media on Tuesday, October 27, showed the curfew defaulters inside muddy water while being flogged by the security agents.

But, in a statement released on Wednesday, the Nigeria Air Force said the officers have been arrested and an investigation has commenced.

 

The statement reads:

”The attention of Nigeria Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.

We wish to inform the general public that Nigeria Air Force has identified all the personnel involved in the incident & placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

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Kunle Afolayan flaunts interior of his exquisite mansion (Photos)

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Kunle Afolayan flaunts interior of his exquisite mansion (Photos)

Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian filmmaker, has taken to social media to flaunt the interior of his expensive mansion.

Afolayan disclosed that calls for a full view of the interior of his house by young architect and art lovers made him share the photos on social media

The father of four added that “the structural designs was done by a professional architect but all interiors and esthetic done by me.”

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Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

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