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Makinde Disputes Akpabio’s Claim of ₦30 Billion Allocation To Governors

Oyo State Governor and Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Seyi Makinde, has refuted the statement made by Senate President Godswill Akpabio, claiming that states received an additional N30 billion each to address food insecurity. Makinde clarified that Oyo State has not received such funds from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) or the […]

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No Governor Has Denied Receiving 30 Billion Naira, Says Shehu Sani

Following Senate President Goodwill Akpabio’s disclosure that all state governors received ₦30 billion each from the Federation Account to address inflation and high food costs, Senator Shehu Sani has emphasized that no governor has refuted this claim. This revelation comes after the federal government disbursed ₦2 billion to each governor last September as part of […]

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BREAKING: APC Replaces Uzodinma With Otu As Edo Primary Election Chairman

Following internal turmoil within the party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) has made significant changes to the leadership of the Edo state Governorship Primary election committee. Senator Hope Uzodinma, Governor of Imo state, has been removed from his position, with Governor Bassey Otu of Cross Rivers state now appointed as the chairman. Alh. Rabiu Suleiman […]

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Senate Furious Over ₦17trn Loss To Tax Waivers

Abba Dukawa Abuja The Senate, through its Committee on Finance, has frowned at the N17trillion loss incurred by the country on tax waivers within the last five years. It consequently urged the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to suspend the tax waivers being largely abused and substitute it with rebating system. Senate’s objection to the […]

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Tinubu’s Govt Accused of Diverting Funds Through Secret Petrol Subsidy

Phrank Shaibu, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s Special Assistant on Public Communication, has accused the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government of diverting public funds into private pockets through a clandestine petrol subsidy scheme. Shaibu made these remarks in Abuja today, responding to recent reports indicating the return of petrol subsidy, as highlighted by the IMF. According […]

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Fed Govt Unsure What Charges To Bring Against Emefiele – Akpabio

Senate President Godswill Akpabio suggested on Sunday that the federal government is struggling to decide which charges to level against Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), due to the multitude of allegations against him. Akpabio made these comments during a thanksgiving service organized by Barinada Mpigi, senator representing Rivers […]

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FX Volatility: Presidency Refutes Atiku’s Criticizing, Says He Got It Wrong Again

The presidency responded on Sunday, February 18, to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s criticism of President Bola Tinubu’s handling of the current foreign exchange crisis, accusing him of spreading misinformation without offering viable alternatives. In a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, the Presidency dismissed Abubakar’s claims, asserting […]

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You’re Passive, Complicit Spectators, APC Fires Back At PDP Governors

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded strongly to the recent call by governors of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for President Bola Tinubu to resign, labeling the demand as “executive flippancy.” In a statement on Sunday, the APC criticized the PDP governors, accusing them of neglecting their constitutional duties and becoming mere spectators […]

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PDP Governors Are Working To Tackle Economic Challenges – Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has announced that the Governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are collaborating to devise a comprehensive action plan to address Nigeria’s current economic hardships. Makinde urged Nigerians to remain resilient and partner with leaders to rejuvenate the nation, emphasizing the commitment of PDP Governors to positively impact […]

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Atiku Criticizes Tinubu’s Hastily Forex Policy For Lack Of Proper Planning

Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, has criticized President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies, particularly the unification of the exchange rate, as being hastily implemented without proper planning or stakeholder consultations. He stated that these policies have led to economic challenges for Nigerians, making it difficult for many to afford essential […]