The Sokoto Government have revealed why they purchased a N700m Abuja property for the sultan of sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar after sanction by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).
The government was reacting to the alleged interrogation of the Chief of Staff to the sultan, Alhaji Kabiru Tafida by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) over a suspicious transfer of N700 million into his account from the Sokoto State government account.
The Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Media and Publicity Imam Imam said in a statement, that the N700m was for the “provision and furnishing of Sultanate Council office and residence in Abuja.”
He also said the funds were captured under the state capital estimates of 2016 supplementary budget and 2017 budget.
EFCC Sources were trying to know the reason why the fund was channeled through the personal account of the Sultan’s senior aide.
The Secretary to the Sultanate Council, Alhaji Faruk Umar, reacting to the allegation said,
“The Sokoto State Government, concerned by lack of a befitting office and residential accommodation for use by officials and members of the Sultanate Council, approved within its capital estimates 2016 Supplementary Budget and 2017 Budget, the sum of N200m and N500 million respectively, provision and furnishing of of Sultanate Council office and residence in Abuja.”
Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme
Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.
Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.
Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.
See his tweet below:
The poor refused to wait for the Government to lift them out of poverty ‘in ten years’ and they went lifting bags of palliatives.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 25, 2020
Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests
Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.
The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:
“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”
A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.
See tweets below:
Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake
Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.
His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.
Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.
A user identified as Tolani tweeted:
“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”
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