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Maina in another N738million contract scam
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on contract racketeering and stealing.
Maina was arraigned alongside his secretary, Ann Olachi, on nine counts bordering on alleged N738.6million contract scam before Justice Abubakar Kutigi of the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory. Read more
Stop the spread of Boko Haram – UN, EU task Buratai
Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the UN Special Representative, and Angel Lusada, the EU Special Representative, on Wednesday met with Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, at the Nigerian Army Headquarters in Abuja.
The UN and EU representatives who expressed readiness to work with the army against terrorism in the North-East, asked Buratai to stop the spread of Boko Haram insurgents.
“One area of interest is the ongoing efforts to checkmate Boko Haram and stop its spread because of its affiliation to international terror groups. That is why it is incumbent on us all that we must see the fight against Boko Haram as a fight against international terrorism,” Chambas, the UN representative, said.
ASUU vows no IPPIS registration for its members
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has vowed to ignore the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) registration which will start on Monday and end on December 7.
The Federal Government had through the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation directed all staff of federal universities and colleges of education to present themselves for enrolment for IPPIS.
Nigerian Governors rejects hate speech bill
The Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who presided over the seventh meeting of the NGF on Wednesday, revealed that governors are not in support of proposed death penalty for hate speech.
“I’m not sure I have heard any governor come out to say he is in support of the death penalty for hate speech,” Tambuwal said while addressing journalists after the NGF seventh meeting in Abuja.
40% of African countries in debt distress – IMF
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has revealed that 40% of African countries are in debt distress.
“Are we worried about debt levels in Africa? Yes, because 40 per cent of the countries have gone into debt distress levels,” the new IMF boss said.
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