Author: Adekunle Sulaimon

The Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has raised alarm over the increasing number of Nigerian children facing death as a result of food scarcity in the country. Ndume also criticized President Bola Tinubu for shutting out some ministers, blaming this closed-door approach for exacerbating the nation’s challenges. In an interview with BBC Hausa, Ndume emphasized the government’s failure to address the escalating cost of living and food shortages, warning of potential famine and starvation, particularly among children. He urged Tinubu to take immediate action to avert a crisis. Referencing cases in Katsina State, Niger Republic, and South Sudan, where children…

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The trial of former Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, began at the Federal High Court in Abuja with the EFCC presenting two witnesses. The first witness, a bank manager, Mr. Tochukwu Nnadi, shared details about the state government’s accounts, including security vote funds. He disclosed that payments were made to various entities based on account operators’ advice. The second witness, a businesswoman, Mrs. Chinwe Egbunam, was surprised to learn that funds from the state government had passed through her company’s account without her knowledge. Egbunam clarified that she did not use the money or have personal dealings with Obiano, the…

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The Ijaw National Congress has issued a challenge to President Bola Tinubu to address the current economic crisis in Nigeria and strive for a fairer distribution of local government areas within the country. In a message marking 2024 Democracy Day, INC President Prof Benjamin Okaba highlighted the importance of celebrating June 12 and honoring Chief M.K.O Abiola’s contribution to democracy. Okaba stressed the urgency for the Federal Government to take concrete steps to alleviate the hardships faced by Nigerians, particularly in light of issues such as insecurity, inflation, unemployment, and criminality. He emphasized the expectations of the Niger Delta region…

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Teesside University in the UK Steps in to Support Nigerian Students Facing Financial Hardship Teesside University in the United Kingdom has recently launched a new initiative to assist Nigerian students who are experiencing severe financial difficulties. This initiative will cover the cost of their flights back home, as many students have been forced to leave their courses and the UK due to unpaid tuition fees. The financial crisis in Nigeria, coupled with changes in payment plans at the university, has left many students struggling to make ends meet. A local food charity has reported that a significant portion of its…

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the Federal Government an interim forfeiture order on properties worth N11.14 billion linked to former CBN governor Godwin Emefiele. The EFCC suspects Emefiele of purchasing high-end properties in Abuja through fraudulent means, with the help of former and current CBN staff members. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke also directed the EFCC to publish the order in ThisDay newspaper for interested parties to contest. The final forfeiture motion will be heard on June 21. This comes after a previous order to forfeit $1.4 million linked to Emefiele. The court proceedings stem from ongoing criminal trials…

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The House of Representatives recently criticized organised labour, specifically the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, for spreading misinformation about the earnings of lawmakers, labeling them as “fake.” This attempt to tarnish the reputation of legislators and incite public resentment was condemned by the House, citing potential damage to the credibility of the legislature. In response to the breakdown in negotiations for a new national minimum wage, which led to an industrial action by NLC and TUC, the House supported the call for improved wages and better working conditions for workers. However, it emphasized the importance of a balanced…

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Great news for residents of Edo and Ondo states! The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the Continuous Voter Registration in these states for an additional four days, following appeals from stakeholders. The registration, initially set to end on Wednesday, has been prolonged until Sunday, allowing more eligible individuals to register. INEC has increased the number of registration centers, including all 36 Local Government offices in the states, in addition to existing centers in wards and state offices in Benin City and Akure. As of June 3, 2024, a total of 120,458 new voters have signed up during the…

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