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Buhari Queries Governors On Funds As Flood Kills Nigerians, Destroys Properties

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President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness about ravaging floods in some parts of Nigeria, asking governors to explain their efforts and usage of funds.

Buhari said the situation is under close watch, assuring that the government at the center will keep sending teams to render necessary help.

Torrential rains have caused the death of a number of citizens and destroyed properties across the country.

The President extended condolences to communities in towns and villages, who have lost relatives, suffered damage, and destruction of farmlands.

Buhari disclosed that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had written to all states on the appropriate action ahead of the 2022 wet season.

A statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu said calls for the federal government to respond to all outbreaks of natural disaster do not just display an understanding of Nigerian law.

The presidency urged governors that have swung into action to continue with their efforts, “and those that have not to immediately face their duties of managing the flooding”.

“That is the job that the President, Governors and council Chairmen have been elected to do”, Shehu asserted.

The statement said local, State and federal governments have a sizeable budget allocated monthly precisely for dealing with state-level natural emergencies.

“It is not clear why some of the State governments in question are not already drawing upon those funds to tackle the current emergency,” he said.

Shehu said if the monies are no longer available, States and local councils should “contact relevant authorities to explain what has happened with those funds.”

The presidency added that under the prevailing revenue allocation formula, 2.32 percent of derivation funds is set aside for ecology and disaster management.

States and the FCT get 0.72 percent, 774 local governments get 0.6 percent, while the government of the federation gets 1 percent.

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2023: Sit-At-Home Big Threat To Igbo Presidency – Group

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A group known as Pan Nigerian President of Igbo Extraction Coalition has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra and its factions that multiple sit-at-home orders could deprive the Igbo winning 2023 presidency.

This is contained in a statement jointly signed on Friday by the group’s Chairman, Rev Obinna Akukwe and the Secretary, Dr Pat Anyanwu.

According to PANPIEC, frustrated politicians would use the purported sit-at-home of February 24 to scuttle the aspirations for Igbo presidency and give the impression that the South-East voters were supporting the agitation for a Biafra state.

“PANPIEC is aware that some members of the Strategy Team are working behind the scenes for the release of Nnamdi KANU, details of which will be kept private.

“Therefore, any further multiple sit-at-home represents a multiple demarketing of the Igbo Presidency Project.

“PANPIEC advises Simon Ekpa, Commander of IPOB auto-pilot, to jettison his Biafra agitations till after the 2023 elections to enable teeming Igbo Youth to exercise their civic responsibilities.

“Igbo cannot be asking for Biafra and Igbo Presidency simultaneously.

“PANPIEC warns for the last time that the indiscriminate sit-at-home strikes fear into the minds of other stakeholders in the north favourably disposed to the Igbo Presidency.

“PANPIEC have received thousands of inquiries from concerned northern voters over the stance of Ndigbo on Biafra and warns that all the rumours of war are destabilizing the Igbo Presidency Project”, the group stated.

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Nasarawa Gov Sule Loses First Son, Hassan Sule

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Hassan, the first child of Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule, is dead. Hassan, reported to have no health challenge, was full of life on Thursday and had useful engagement with friends, it was gathered.

He was said to have slumped around 9:30pm on Thursday before he was confirmed dead.

The Governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ibrahim Addra, confirmed the incident.

According to him: “His Excellency Engr. Abdullahi Sule, Executive Governor of Nasarawa State on behalf of his family announces the sudden demise of his son Hassan Sule whose sad event occurred Thursday 26th January 2023 at the age of 36”

Hassan was laid to rest in Gudi, Akwanga Local Government Area on Friday.

 

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Frank MBA, Idowu Owohunwa Become Lagos, Ogun Police Commissioners

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The Nigerian Inspector General of Police (IGP), Alkali Baba on Tuesday approved the redeployment of two commissioners of police to Lagos and Ogun States respectively.

Frank Mba, a former spokesman of the Nigerian Police Force is returning to Lagos where he served as Police PRO for many years.

Also recommended to the PSC to take over as Commissioner of Police, Ogun State, is CP Idowu Owohunwa.

While CP Frank Mba, former Force Public Relations Officer, is the current Commissioner of Police in charge Federal Border Patrol branch at the department of operations, CP Owohunwa is currently the Principal Staff Officer (PSO) to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba.

This was stated in a letter dated January 24, 2023, and signed by Hafiz Inuwa, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police to the Police Service Commission (PSC).

According to the letter, the postings are part of a strategy being put in place by the IGP to strengthen the strategic and operational readiness of the Police force in Lagos and Ogun commands.

It reads, “I am directed to humbly write and forward the proposed posting of the under-mentioned commissioners of police to State Commands indicated against their names for the Commission’s kind consideration and approval”.

“The Inspector General of Police is deploying the under-mentioned Commissioners of Police to strengthen the strategic and operational control of the commands.”

 

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