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Nigeria Is Not Broke, Repaying Loans – Federal Govt,

by our reporter, EgbemaVoice, Nigeria Is Not Broke Federal government has asserted Nigeria is not broke as the nation has over the years continued to generate revenues monthly. The government also said that the nation has not in any way defaulted in both domestic and foreign debt repayments. The minister of Finance and National Budget, Zainab Ahmed stated this at the Scorecard of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration series  (2015-2023), yesterday in Abuja said that the country is not opting for debt relief. Ahmed said the federal government’s total revenue was N1.63 trillion, while debt service gulped N1.94 trillion. She stressed that measures have been put in place for the nation’s economy to survive the current global economic shocks occasioned by the war in Ukraine and rising inflation. She said, “Nigeria isn’t broke. We continue to generate revenue on a monthly basis and these revenues are distributed at FAAC. We also disclose how much is distributed monthly to the three tie
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Humanitarian minister now claims N206 billion inserted in ministry’s budget for military equipment,

By John Akubo, Abuja, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, yesterday, told senators that the N206 billion inserted in the ministry’s budget was for purchase of military equipment. The minister had disowned the money, last week, saying it was allegedly ‘inserted’ by the Ministry of Finance. Lawmakers had requested the two ministers to appear and clear the air on the controversial amount. However, while the Humanitarian Minister appeared with her Permanent Secretary, her Finance counterpart failed to turn up. Umar-Farouq spoke when she appeared before the Senate Committee on Special Duties, chaired by Senator Yusuf Yusuf (APC, Taraba Central). At the resumed budget defence, yesterday, when asked for further clarification on the matter, Umar-Farouq said: “On the N206 billion, when we saw it, we didn’t understand what it was meant for because the explanation wasn’t clear. “If you put N206 billion in Humanitarian Affairs Ministry’

Drama at Osun election tribunal as INEC tenders blank documents as Adeleke’s certificates

Our reporter, EgbemaVoice  *There was a mild drama at the sitting of the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal, yesterday, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) produced blank documents as secondary school certificate and testimonial of the newly sworn-in governor, Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).* This is just as the tribunal threatened to invoke its coercive power on INEC if it failed to produce a clear and legible documents tomorrow. The tribunal during its last sitting had ordered the Chief National Electoral Commissioner of INEC to produce Adeleke’s nomination form and credentials used for the Osun 2018 governorship election. The order followed the failure of the electoral body to comply with the first order to produce the documents on the ground that it was not in the custody of the Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner who was subpoeaned to produce same. At the resumed hearing of the petition, yesterday, one Mrs. Joan Arams, who represented

Lecturers Block Road says, Gbajabiamila’s intervention unfruitful,

Our reporter, EgbemaVoice,  Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Thursday continued to protest in their respective institutions as directed by the union’s national body. The peaceful protests held in different chapters to show displeasure at the withheld salaries of the union members after their eight-month strike. Lecturers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, blocked the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway, in protest of the half salary they received in October, the backlog of salaries and other poor working conditions. The protest, which kicked off at the union secretariat, continued down to the university gate by the Enugu-Onitsha highway, where the road was barricaded for some minutes. Speaking to journalists after the protest, the UNIZIK ASUU Chairman, Stephen Ufoaroh, said,  “As I speak to you, the intervention of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has not yielded any positive result. “We are using this protest to ask the masses to appeal t

COVID-19 NIGERIA Friday 7:11 am 2 Dec 2022: From 12th to 18th November 2022, 41 new confirmed cases were recorded,

NCDC website To date, 266,283 cases have been confirmed, 259,640 cases have been discharged and 3,155 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The 41 new cases are reported from 7 States- Lagos (10), Taraba (10), Rivers (8), Nasarawa (6), Oyo (3), Bayelsa (2) and Kano (2). A multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 2, continues to coordinate the national response activities.

Court Sentences Akwa Ibom Governorship Candidate To 42 Years Imprisonment,

By EgbemaVoice, A Federal High Court in Akwa Ibom State has sentenced the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) Bassey Albert to 42 years in prison for fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in 2019 arraigned Albert on a six-count charge of allegedly taking possession of six vehicles worth N204 million when he was finance commissioner in the state. He was said to have collected one of the vehicles from Jide Omokore, an associate of Diezani Alison Madueke, a former minister of petroleum. Omokore reportedly had dealings with the state when he offered Bassey the vehicle. Delivering judgment on Thursday, the Presiding Judge Agatha Okeke found the Senator guilty of the offences. Consequently, he was sentenced to Ikot Ekpene Correctional Centre to serve his jail term. Albert, a serving senator representing Akwa Ibom northeast district, was a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He, however, defected to the YPP in July where he secured t

Grand Finale of Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace Cup: Mulade Says, Delta Sports Development is Panacea for Inter-ethnic Unity,

.......... Deltans Sets to storm Ugborodo Town, Escarvos Warri South LGA,  DELTA SPORTS DEVELOPMENT: PANACEA FOR INTER-ETHNIC UNITY, Warri:____ Deltans are set to storm Ugborodo Town, Escarvos in Warri South West LGA of the State for the grand finale of Ijaw/Itsekiri Peace and Unity Football Cup tournament also know as Comrade Mulade Sheriff Peace and unity carnival fixturing football and cultural entertainment  A renowned human and environmental justice advocate, Comrade Chief Mulade Sheriff disclosed this to newsmen in Warri, adding that dignitaries from all walks of life are expected including ex international football stars. According to Chief Mulade, the Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa will be the Special Guest of Honour, while the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III; the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro Gbaran the II, Aketekpe, Agadagba; the Pere Ama Okusu of Ogbe Ijoh Warri Kingdom; as well as the Pere of Egbema Kingdom, Agadagba; and a host of others, will be the Royal Fat

2023: M.O.R.E Agenda is my social contract with Deltans - Oborevwori ...Over 500 APC members defects to PDP in Ughelli North, rejects Senator Agege.

By Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe Esq #pdpcmcmedia Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, has again reaffirmed that his M.O.R.E agenda will be implemented to the last letter, if elected governor in 2023, saying that his ultimate desire is to serve the people and serve them without blemish. He reechoed his firm promise at PDP Ward to Ward campaigns in Ughelli North Local Government Area on Tuesday, saying that meaningful development, opportunity for all, realistic reforms and enhanced peace and security, M.O.R.E, remained an integral part of his social contract with the good people, describing it as a deliberate effort to ensure sustained good governance and equitable distribution of dividends of democracy in the state. Oborevwori, who is also the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly for more than five years and counting, disclosed that the productive sectors of the state economy; investment friendly policies that would at

Sacrilege: Egbema Ijaws demand an apology, Warns Bini Group to stop calling for War, Peace is priceless.

Sacrilege: Egbema Ijaws demand an apology, Warns Bini Group to stop calling for War, Peace is priceless. Urges Gov Obaseki to immediately arrest divisive illiterates that does not understand the topography and history of Nigeria. The Group coalition of Benin socio cultural organization known for mischief making continually desecrating other ethnic nationalities. By EgbemaVoice, Egbema Focus Group (EFG), the social cultural organization of Egbema kingdom, Our attention have been drawn to the sacrilegious act of the Benin Group called coalition of Benin socio cultural organization, violating extant  laws of the Edo state Government, and against the most  ancient tradition of southern Nigeria, Egbema kingdom, The Agadagba, The Bini Pere, The IV, Amb Meshach Ubabiri, their act is considered a taboo in Egbema culture, The Bini Pere, The Agadagba of Egbema kingdom. This sacrilegious characterization is a result of lack of education, and shows the little knowledge of those jobless cultists ha

Re: Coalition of Bini Socio-Cultural Group's Press Conference of November 22, 2022 On The Coronation of The AGADAGBA of Egbema Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Meshach Eseighotiegha Ubabiri, Bini Pere IV: The Position Of Egbema Youth Council,

Egbema Youth council Statement dated, 28 November, 2022 partly reads, Re: Coalition of Bini Socio-Cultural Group's Press Conference of November 22, 2022 On The Coronation of The AGADAGBA of Egbema Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Meshach Eseighotiegha Ubabiri, Bini Pere IV: The Position Of Egbema Youth Council The attention of the Egbema Youth Council (EYC) has been drawn to an online publication by a group of apparently disgruntled, misinformed and self-seeking persons under the name 'Coalition of Benin Socio- Cultural Organization' headed by one Osazee Amas Edobor, a group earlier denounced by the Governor of Edo State. The group who are more like young school leavers practicing the art of writing, sacrilegiously referred to The Agadagba of Egbema Kingdom, Bini Pere IV, His Royal Majesty Amb Meshach Eseighotiegha Ubabiri as "one Meshach Ubabiri." This is to say the least the height of immaturity and unprovoked assault on the entire Egbema Kingdom and the Ijaws of Edo

BREAKING: Court sentence Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector General of Police (IGP) To prison

By EgbemaVoice, Court sentences Usman Alkali Baba, IGP to 3 months in prison Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, was given a three-month prison term by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday for disobeying a legitimate court order. The IGP should be committed to prison and held in custody for three months, or until he complies with an order it issued since October 21, 2011, the court ruled in a decision delivered by Justice M. O. Olajuwon.  The court ruled that if the contempt is still recalcitrant and refuses to end his contempt at the end of the three months, “he shall be committed for another period and until he ends his contempt.”  Following a lawsuit brought by Mr. Patrick Okoli, a police officer who was forcibly and illegally retired from the Nigerian Police Force, the IGP was sentenced to prison.   office (Photos) Although the Police Service Commission, PSC, recommended Okoli’s reinstatement into the Police, a decision that was upheld by the court, Justice Ol

2023: Atiku, PDP Can’t Win Any Polling Unit In Borno – Zulum

By Richard Ogunsile  Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has said that no opposition political party will win any polling unit in the state in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said this while reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, visiting Maiduguri a few days ago. Naija News recalls that barely three weeks ago, some hoodlums attacked the convoy of the former Vice President when he visited Borno for his electioneering campaign. Gunshots were reportedly heard in Maiduguri during the rally, a development that sent a group of PDP supporters running in different directions to escape being killed or injured. It was also gathered that the hoodlums vandalized vehicles in the convoy of Atiku at Ramat Square in Maiduguri, the state capital. Speaking ahead of the 2023 general elections, Zulum on Monday vowed that under his leadership, the APC will ensure that no opposition party win any unit

INDG/IPA Calls For Application To Its Scholarship And Artisan Training Program For Ijaw Youth,

The Ijaw Nation Development Group A.K.A. Ijaw People Assembly (INDG/IPA) hereby request IJaw undergraduates and youth from all over IJaw nation to apply for the few slots of it’s scholarship/bursary and artisan training program.   According to INDG Director of Education, Research, and Planning Sir Sterling Ayebaemi Ellis. undergraduates seeking nomination for this scholarship must state the following: 1) state of origin, 2) university of admission, 3) Matriculation number; 4) Local Government Area , 5) Year of Admission, 6) Course of Study and Department 7) Telephone Number of Applicant, 8) Type of Work of Father and Mother, 9) Gender, 10) Name of Applicant. for those interested in the artisan training program please state your NAME GENDER PREFERRED SKILL TELEPHONE NUMBER LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA TRAINER’S NUMBER TRAINING PERIOD COST OF TRAINING PARENTS’ WORKPLACE THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS VERY IMPORTANT. For additional technical detail(s) or clarification(s) , Kindly contact Mr. Benjamin

Egbema IYC to Binis Group, stop displaying hatred on Ijaw Ethnic nationalities,

By EgbemaVoice, The Egbema kingdom IYC, chapter vice chairman comrade Rufus Michael Ebiwei has labelled the Bini group as haters of Ijaw ethnic nationalities of Edo state, Rejoinder partly reads, A Rejoinder By The Leadership Of IYC, Egbema Kingdom's Chapter To:  A press statement issued by a self  acclaimed "COALITION OF BENIN SOCIO- CULTURAL ORGANIZATION " Our attention has been drawn to a press statement by the aforementioned group with utmost refutal. Indubitably, there is nothing a person born by human(s) can do, it's a waste of time because the AGADAGBA OF EGBEMA KINGDOM, BINI-PERE IV. HRM AMB.  MESHACH .E. UBABIRI, An Act Of Providence. It's a pity that the above Organization display their hatred on Ijaw National ethnicity and against the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Hate speech). let's take you back to history of Ijaw man, Ijaw has never been a tenant to any Tribe or tribes, Her origin is Authentic. It's not related to any Tribe in Nige

ASUU warns of new crisis, seeks intervention,

By EgbemaVoice, The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday warned Nigerians that if the Federal Government kept withholding their pay, a new crisis in the country’s universities would transcend break out. It urged interested parties and well-meaning Nigerians to pressure the Federal Government into paying its members’ withheld eight-month salaries across the nation. The University of Ilorin, ASUU Chairman, Prof. Moyosore Ajao, raised the alarm at a special congress of the local branch held at the university’s main auditorium on Monday. Ajao’s speech was read by the Secretary of the union, Dr AbdulGaniyu Olatunji. The university lecturers had staged a solidarity rally within the university’s campus before returning to the auditorium, where they addressed newsmen on ‘Casualisation of Intellectual Workers in Nigeria: Prelude to Our Response.’ Ajao said, “Members of the public are hereby sensitised and put on notice again that a fresh crisis, which will surpass all previous ones, i