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Environmental terrorism deadlier than Boko Haram – Ogonis

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has said environmental terrorism in the Niger Delta was deadlier than Boko Haram insurgency for which government plans to expend $1 billon.

Boko Haram: $1 billion not enough fight insurgency – Senator Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume, lawmaker representing Borno south senatorial district, says the $1 billion approved for the fight against insurgency is “a drop in the ocean”.

Governor Emmanuel distances self from proposed $1 billion for tackling insecurity

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has distanced himself from the proposed withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, by the Federal Government to tackle insurgency in the North East.

$1 billion Boko Haram fund won’t be spent without Senate consideration – Senator Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday gave the assurance that the $1billion withdrawal from the Excess Crude Account, ECA, will not be spent until the Senate considers the processes involved.

Ekiti council chiefs sue AGF, 36 governors over $1bn ECA fund to fight Boko...

The chairmen of the 16 Local Government Areas in Ekiti State have sued the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice as well as governors of the 36 states of the federation for approving the withdrawal of $1bn from the Excess Crude Account for the fight against insurgency.

Governors Fayose, Yari clash in Aso Rock over $1bn Boko Haram fund

Opposition by some governors to the $1 billion proposed spending on the war against insurgency may cause a rift in the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

$1bn ECA fund not for Boko Haram war alone – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said the much-criticised $1bn that state governors asked the Federal Government to withdraw from the Excess Crude Account was not meant for the fight against insurgency alone.

Africa to account for half of global labour force by 2030 – IMF chief Christine...

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms Christine Lagarde, says by 2030, over half of new workers entering the global labour force will come from Africa.

$1 billion ECA withdrawal not for anti-Boko Haram war alone – VP Yemi Osinbajo

VIce-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the much-criticised $1bn that state governors asked the Federal Government to withdraw from the Excess Crude Account was not meant for the fight against insurgency alone.

Senator Bola Tinubu backs release of $1 billion to combat Boko Haram

APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has applauded the decision of the State Governors to sanction the setting aside of one billion dollars from the Excess Crude Account to prosecute the war against insurgency and guarantee peace in the country.

President Buhari’s government thrives on propaganda – Mike Ozekhome

Mike Ozekhome, Human right lawyer, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government thrives on propaganda.

Ekiti govt lists loans taken by Governor Fayose, denies borrowing N56 billion

The Ekiti State Government has described as total falsehood a report that the State borrowed a total sum of N56 billion since Governor Ayodele Fayose assumed office and that a fresh N25 billion loan was applied for.

APC funded 2015 campaigns with stolen money from Lagos, Rivers – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to deny that the APC’s 2015 presidential campaigns were not funded with stolen money from Lagos and Rivers states.

SERAP asks President Buhari to give Nigerians reason for withdrawing $1 billion to...

The money was approved by the governors during a meeting last Friday of the National Economic Council (NEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

National Assemby lacks powers to query withdrawals from ECA – Femi Gbajabiamila

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said the National Assembly currently lacks the powers to query spending from the Excess Crude Account (ECA).

PDP asks federal govt to come clean on $1bn ECA withdrawal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the federal government to be more honest with Nigerians on what it plans to use the $1bn excess crude oil money approved for its use by the National Economic Council (NEC) last week.

Federal govt releases balance of Paris Club refund to 27 states

The federal government has made good its promise to release the balance of the Paris Club refund to states, as 27 states of the federation have so far benefitted from the latest refunds.

President Buhari will never divert public funds for election – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), says Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, “is on his own”.

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