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Pay me my N10million monthly upkeep allowance – Ex-Gov Yari tells Matawalle
Ex-Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has asked his successor, Bello Matawalle, to pay his N10million monthly allowances and pension due to him.
Yari in a letter addressed to the governor noted that his N10million monthly upkeep allowance had only been paid twice since he left office in May.
“The law provides, among other entitlements of the former governor, a monthly upkeep allowance of N10m only and a pension equivalent to the salary he was receiving while in office,” Yari wrote in his letter.
Benin and Niger are yet to address issues that led to border closure – FG
The Federal Government on Monday said that Benin Republic and the Republic of Niger, are yet to meet the conditions required to open up the Nigerian border.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, noted that the two countries were yet to address the issues that led to the closure of the border.
Part of the conditions for reopening the border is that Nigeria would not accept imported repackaged goods by neighbouring countries. The border closure stopped the smuggling of rice, the supply of fuel to neighbouring countries.
Nigerian economy attracted $19.67billion investments in 9months
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that between January and September 2019, the Nigerian economy attracted a total of $19.67billion worth of investments from various sources.
$8.48billion was attracted into the economy in the first quarter, $5.82billion was attracted into the economy in the second quarter, and $5.36billion in the third quarter.
Sowore and Bakare asks court to jail DSS boss Bichi
Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the #RevolutionNow protest, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have filed a suit against the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, over their continued detention.
Following the refusal of the DSS to release Sowore, he and his co-defendant approached the Federal High Court in Abuja where they filed charges against the DSS boss for disobeying court order.
“Take notice that unless you obey the directive contained in the order of the Federal High Court of Justice, Abuja, made on November 6, 2019, which ordered you to release the defendants/applicants in suit number FHC/ABJ/CR/235/2019 forthwith, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to be committed to prison,” the suit filed by Femi Falana (SAN), Sowore’s lawyer, reads in part.
I did not trade off Bayelsa – Jonathan replies Lamido
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has responded to the allegation against him by Sule Lamido, a former Governor of Jigawa, who accused him of trading Bayelsa State to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Jonathan in his reaction to the allegation denied Mr. Lamido’s claim, saying that his statement was incorrect and a blackmail.
He denied rumours that he traded off Bayelsa so that he would not be implicated in the Malabu Oil scam. Read more
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