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Okorocha proposes one senator per state to reduce cost of governance
Senator Rochas Okorocha, the lawmaker representing Imo West Senatorial District, has proposed that Nigeria allow only one senator per state instead of three senators currently allowed per state.
“We must begin to make sacrifice and cut down our cost of governance by having just one Senatorial representative, instead of three (3) per state,” Okorocha said while speaking during Senate plenary on Thursday.
344 year old Africa’s oldest tortoise dies
Alagba, a 344 year old tortoise, in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, died on Thursday.
Alagba is considered as the oldest tortoise in Africa.
Toyin Ajamu, the secretary to the Oyo monarch, confirmed the death of the historic tortoise.
If Nigeria refuses to pay ($200million and £250,000), P&ID will be allowed to start seizing its assets
Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) has noted that Nigeria’s fresh appeal against the $200million security deposit would not stop the seizure of the country’s properties.
P&ID noted that the Nigerian Government must meet the deadline for the payment of the $200million security deposit and the over £250,000 awarded as cost in the last court session.
“The English Court rejected Nigeria’s application for permission to appeal the payment requirement. We are confident that Nigeria will fare no better with the Court of Appeal. If Nigeria refuses to pay, P&ID will be allowed to start seizing its assets,” P&ID told Punch.
Only those who play god can begin to position themselves now for 2023 – Oshiomhole
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says that only those who play God will be talking about power in 2023.
“Only those who play god can begin to position themselves now for 2023. We believe that these are the handiwork of the PDP who thinks that they can create suspicion within the rank of the APC by nominating for our party who they think or purporting or attempting to print for some elements in our party whether to create complete diversion,” he said in Abuja while speaking at a reconciliation meeting with aggrieved aspirants and stakeholders from Bayelsa State ahead of the November 16, 2019 governorship poll.
Open up your market space for Nigerian businessmen and women – Buhari tells South Africa
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday told the South African Government to repay Nigeria’s support to its companies by opening up its economy for Nigerian businessmen and women.
“We call on the government of South Africa to also take steps to ease the doing of business in the country, and open up its market space for Nigerian businessmen and women,” Buhari said in Pretoria, South Africa, during the inaugural meeting of the 9th Bi-National Commission of Nigeria and SA.
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