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Oshiomhole accuse Governor Dickson of wasting N100billion to build Bayelsa airport
Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa of wasting about N100billion on the construction of runway for Bayelsa State airport.
“The truth is, he’s in trouble. He cannot tell his people why he would spend close to N100bn for a facility such as that. Yet, he himself cannot land on it,” Oshiomhole said.
FG pays N157.35billion tax arrears to states
The Federal Government has paid the sum of N157.35billion tax liabilities to states. The amount is the outstanding liabilities of Pay-As-You-Earn by the federal ministries, departments and agencies from 2002 to 2016.
Babatunde Fowler, the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, on Thursday stated this while speaking at the new National Taxpayer Identification Number Registration System for the South-East, in Awka, the capital of Anambra State.
DSS ignores court order keeps Sowore in custody
Despite court order after meeting bail conditions, the Department of State Services (DSS) still hold Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, the conveners of the #RevolutionNow protest in custody.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had few days ago signed the warrants for their release from the custody of the secret service.
NUPENG and PENGASSAN backs FG border petrol supply suspension
The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have declared their support for the decision of the Federal Government to suspend the supply of petroleum products to petrol stations within 20 kilometres of all border posts.
“The Comptroller-General of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum product no matter the tank size is permitted to discharge fuel in any filling station within 20 kilometres to a border. Consequently, you are to ensure strict and immediate compliance please,” a letter to all zonal coordinators titled “EII/2019/Circular No 027 suspension of petroleum products supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres to all borders,” reads in part. Here more details on the development
Reports on the sacking of my aides not genuine – Osinbajo
Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to Osinbajo on Media and Publicity, on Thursday released a statement on twitter denying the lists.
“A list circulating in the media on the so-called sacked presidential aides is not genuine and ought to be ignored,” Akande said.
Tola Asekun, the Senior Special Assistant on National Boundary Commission, told Punch that the report of their sacking was fake news. He said “don’t believe all those things.” Read more
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