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Nigerian govs warn Buhari govt as direct allocation to LGs begins June

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Governors of the 36 States in Nigerian have restricted the Buhari government’s declaration that immediate distribution to neighborhood government chambers will start June 1.

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) had declared a prohibition on exchanges on the state, and nearby governments shared services. The NFIU additionally set a breaking point on money withdrawals from nearby governments records to a limit of N500,000 every day.

In an announcement by NGF’s head of media, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, on Sunday, the governors said the office was going past its brief.

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It cited Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, who marked a dissent letter to the government as communicating “frighten and tension at this baldfaced endeavor by the NFIU to deride our aggregate uprightness and show all out negligence for the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) as altered.”

The NGF Letter was titled “Re: NFIU Enforcement and Guidelines to Reduce Crime Vulnerabilities Created with Cash Withdrawal from Local Government Funds Throughout Nigeria Effective June 1, 2019, and dated May 15, 2019.”

The governors said they removed “abundantly from the constitution” to draw the consideration of the president to area (6) (an) and (b) “which presents on the States and National Assemblies the forces to make arrangements for statutory allotment of Public income to the Local Councils in the Federation and inside the states individually.”

The governors included, Section 162 (6) explicitly “accommodates the production of the States Joint Local Government Account (SJLGA) into which will be paid all portions to the LGAs of the State from the Federation Account and the administration of the state.”

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The governors blamed the NFIU for “feeding insidiousness and furthermore purposely trying to cause antagonism, disarray and overheat the nation.” As indicated by them, nearby governments are not detailing substances and are in this manner not under the NFIU in the way pondered by the NFIU supposed rules.

“On a fundamental level, the NFIU should focus on its center order of Anti-illegal tax avoidance AML exercises and Combatting financing Terrorism CTF as endorsed in the Act building up to it and should stop from infringing on or notwithstanding rupturing sacred arrangements,” the announcement cited the governors as saying.

“The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) is the Nigerian arm of the worldwide money related insight Units (FIUs) once domiciled inside the EFCC however at this point with the end goal of institutional area domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“This implies the NFIU is just ordered to follow or follow laundered cash that discovers its way into fear mongering financing and report such to the country’s security offices.

“The NFIU should try to conform to those benchmarks on battling Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism and its multiplication as stipulated and not dally into issues that are both established and past NFIU domain,” the governors said.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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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

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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

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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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