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Reps consider bill to ensure President-elect forms cabinet within 30 days of inauguration

Reps consider bill to ensure President-elect forms cabinet within 30 days of inauguration

Nigeria News
The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill to provide a timeframe for a president-elect to appoint ministers. The bill seeks to, among other things, ensure that a president forms his cabinet within 30 days of his or her swearing-in. The bill, sponsored by Kpam Sokpo of Benue State, was passed on Tuesday following a debate by the lawmakers. According to Sokpo, the bill seeks to provide a legal framework for the transition of the president and vice-president. It would be recalled that President Muhamadu Buhari took over six months to appoint ministers in 2015. Supporting the bill, the Minority Leader, Toby Okechukwu from Enugu State, said it will end the mischief of presidents and governors taking too long to appoint ministers or commissioners for states as the ...
Two feared useless as Fulani, Nupe youths conflict in Kwara

Two feared useless as Fulani, Nupe youths conflict in Kwara

Breaking News, Crime, Nigeria News
Two individuals had been reportedly killed and several others critically injured in a bloody conflict between Fulanis and Nupe youths of Pada village within the Edu Native Authorities Space of Kwara State. DAILY POST studies that the crash occurred at about 9 p.m on Monday following an assault on a Fulani settlement within the village. Chairman of the GAA Allah Fulani Improvement Affiliation of Nigeria (GAFDAN) within the state, Ali Mohammed Jonwuro, recognized the deceased as Sanda Watanko, whereas one of many injured individuals was hospitalized. The reason for the conflict remained sketchy at the time of this report, however, sources informed our correspondent {that a} rice farm was invaded by some cows which angered the homeowners and resulted in the bloody conflict. One of many ...
We’re not aware – CBN reacts to Gov Obaseki’s claim of printing N60 billion for states

We’re not aware – CBN reacts to Gov Obaseki’s claim of printing N60 billion for states

Nigeria News
The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning have said they are not aware of the N50-N60 billion Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, alleged was printed and disbursed to states to cushion the economic meltdown in the states. Governor Obaseki at a meeting in Edo last week alleged that the Federal government printed  between 50-N60bn to augment what the three tiers of government shared in March. “When we got FAAC for March, the federal government printed additional N50-N60 billion to top-up for us to share,” Obaseki had said. This April, we will go to Abuja and share. By the end of this year, our total borrowings is going to be within N15-N16 trillion. Imagine a family that is just borrowing without any means to pay back and n...
Drug dealer executes US cop during traffic stop in broad daylight before he was shot dead by other officers after a 40-mile chase (video)

Drug dealer executes US cop during traffic stop in broad daylight before he was shot dead by other officers after a 40-mile chase (video)

Nigeria News
New Mexico State public safety officials have released disturbing patrol car dashcam video showing a violent February encounter during a traffic stop that claimed the life of a New Mexico State Police officer. In the dashcam video, drug dealer is seen executing a cop during a routine traffic stop before he was shot dead in a hail of bullets after a 40-mile chase by other officers.  The shocking footage shows violent criminal Omar Felix Cueva, 39, stepping out of the driver's side of his Chevrolet pick-up truck with an AR-15-style rifle before firing one shot at New Mexico officer Darrian Jarrott.  Jarrott had stopped Cueva, who police say had a 'violent criminal history' including drug charges involving cocaine and meth, on February 4 on the eastbound Interstate 10 between D...
Former Head of State Abdusalami Says 6 Million black Weapons current in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Former Head of State Abdusalami Says 6 Million black Weapons current in the Federal Republic of Nigeria

Nigeria News
Former Head of State Abdusalami Says 6 Million black Weapons current in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Former Head of State and Chairman of the National Peace Committee (NPC), Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), Wed expressed concern over the proliferation of all calibres of weapons within the country, that he calculable at six million. Other leaders like former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd); the grand Turk of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and President of Dangote cluster, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, conjointly raised issues over the negative effects of growing insecurity within the land and sued for peace. Abdulsalami et al. spoke at a dialogue session of the Nonproliferation Center with key stakeholders in Nigerian capital. They spoke on the day vice chairman ...
CAN has succeeded in creating a Nigerian version of Christianity anchored on morbid hatred

CAN has succeeded in creating a Nigerian version of Christianity anchored on morbid hatred

Nigeria News
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has slammed the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over its comment about the shortlisting of 20 Justices-designate by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).  In a statement signed by Ag. Director of Administration, NSCIA, Prof. Salisu Shehu; and Deputy Secretary General, NSCIA Arc. Haruna Zuberu Usman-Ugwu, the Muslim group accused CAN of "making  wild and mendacious allegations of Christian marginalisation" in the country. The NSCIA described this as "a wicked strategy and unholy tactics to accuse Muslims of marginalisation even though Muslims are the ones being deliberately and systemically marginalised by Christians, who continue to consolidate on the colonial agenda of emasculating ...
Convictions have been made of Nigerians funding Boko Haram – Garba Shehu

Convictions have been made of Nigerians funding Boko Haram – Garba Shehu

Nigeria News
The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says convictions have been made of Nigerians funding Boko Haram terrorists. According to Shehu, people will be shocked when details of the investigation on how the sums of money were transferred to the group will be fully disclosed eventually. Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV, Shehu said “Bureaus de change that are facilitating money to terrorists. We have already worked with the UAE. Convictions have been achieved of Nigerians who are transferring money to Boko Haram terrorists and this also happens domestically. And I tell you that by the time we finish this investigation, the shocking details will surprise many Nigerians.” He also said places of worship are used to harbor killers of...
”Why is Central Bank allowing this?”- Filmmaker Jade Osiberu calls out banks restricting withdrawal amount at ATMs

”Why is Central Bank allowing this?”- Filmmaker Jade Osiberu calls out banks restricting withdrawal amount at ATMs

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Award-winning filmmaker, Jade Osiberu, has asked what the Central bank is doing with regards to banks limiting the withdrawal amount at their ATMs to N10, 000. ATMs can do as much as N20, 000 in a single withdrawal but some banks have decided to limit theirs to N10, 000 per withdrawal which in turn generates extra charges from customers who make use of their machines. In a tweet posted on her handle, Ms. Osiberu is asking why the apex bank is allowing such. Her tweet reads; ''Nigerian Banks and their fraudulent behavior. ATMs have a capacity of N20k per withdrawal but you limit to N10k so you can charge N35 per withdrawal, on a platform that's suppose to be a low cost option for servicing your customers. Why is @cenbank  allowing this?''  
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