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Bauchi: Gov Bala inaugurates 21-member committee to recover looted funds



Gov. Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state inaugurated a 21-member committee on Friday headed by Senator Isa Hamma as president, and Professor Sylvester Shikyil as secretary with eleven mandates to carry out his duty,

which runs from May 2007 to May 2019 recover funds and mobile and immovable assets of the state wherever they are in Nigeria.

The governor said that the state received from the federation account in the form of allocation and intervention a sum of more than two billion naira between 2007 and 2019, with almost nothing to show.

Governor Mohammed, who spoke Friday at Banquet Hall Government House Bauchi, said the money was mismanaged by previous governments.

He pointed out that if the financial dispossession is allowed to go unchecked, the Bauchi state will one day be reduced to the status of a glorified local government.

In addition, it revealed that, the collection of state revenues between 2015 and 2019 was over N400 billion, however, statistics showed that of the eight states with a total percentage of around 4, 000% of debt, the state of Bauchi only has a combined profile of 783% internal and external debt of 32%.

The governor recalled that, although N47 billion and N17 billion obtained Bauchi during the first term of the Buhari administration as rescue and funds from the Paris club,

the state shamefully has a debt profile of N150 billion, and invoices of unpaid tips of N27 billion, which describe the irregularity as ‘sad’

The committee is responsible for identifying and compiling a complete list of properties of the state government that includes real estate, stocks, funds or any other mobile and immovable assets of the same type, a real or constructive possession of any person or corporate entity.

The committee must also determine and evaluate all cases in which previous administrations eliminated the real estate properties developed by the government from May 2007 to May 2019 with a view to determining the legality or otherwise of the transactions that culminated in the disposition of the assets and recovery. them for the state

The governor explained that the committee to carry out its assigned task is to establish contact with federal government agencies in order to determine and recover any amount of funds belonging to the state government that may have been embezzled by individuals or groups of people. that were made public. Offices

Other terms of reference of the committee included the consideration and evaluation of the reports of several committees or research committees established by previous administrations in the state from May 2007 to May 2019 with a view to implementing all the recommendations required by the recovery of governments. Properties and funds.

Given up to three months within which to present the report, the committee should also recommend to competent private legal attorneys of the Attorney General of the State with proven integrity for legal instruction, fiat or consultancy, recovery by litigation of any asset or fund from the government before any court for contingent legal fees to physical recovery.

Other committee members include Bri.Gen. Markus Yake (rtd), Umar Barau Ningi, Air Comdr. Tijjani Gamwa (rtd), Musa Gora, CP Hamisu Makama (rtd), ACP Musa Kwankiyel (rtd), Musa Azare, B.B. Dogo, Kamel Isah, Hon. Harsanu Guyaba, Barr. Lawal Hussaini Ibrahim and the Hon. Maryam Garba Bagel.

Also on the committee are Sani Shehu (Sanin Malam), Arc. Baba Mohammed Dadi, Maigana Adamu Abdulkadir, Barr. Dawood Yakubu (Solicitor-Gen), Tijjani Abdulkadir SCA, and Barr. Mukhtar Abubakar Usman as assistant secretary.


Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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