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The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu

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More drama as police occupy APC office

The All Progressives Congress  crisis took another turn on   Tuesday as  armed policemen were deployed in its  national secretariat to forestall an outbreak of violence

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, as part of efforts to prevent violence, met with the members of the APC national working committee.

But the crisis in the ruling party worsened as the suspended deputy national secretary, Victor  Giadom, fixed the party’s National Executive Committee meeting for Thursday. Opposing Giadom, the NWC said having been suspended from the party, he was not qualified to convene the meeting.

Nigeria’s fiscal crisis due to low revenue – IMF

The International Monetary Fund has said Nigeria’s major fiscal challenge is its “very low revenue” and not so much of its debt profile.

The low revenue, it explained, had led to low debt-servicing capacity and limited funding for critical sectors such as education, health and social welfare.

FG submits school reopening proposal to National Assembly

The Federal Ministry of Education has presented to the National Assembly a detailed proposal on its plan to reopen schools across the country.

The Minister of State for Education,  Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this on Tuesday when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.

He was in the upper chamber to brief the federal lawmakers about his ministry’s plans for pupils who had been forced to stay at home following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

I can’t work with sycophants in Edo PDP peace panel – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pulled out of the reconciliation of the Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party.

He accused some members of the National Working Committee of the PDP of being sycophants and tax collectors who would never tell the truth.

The Rivers State Governor said the National Working Committee, instead of carrying everybody along in Edo State, resorted to using the media to blackmail him.

Why I agreed to be Maina’s surety – Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has said he agreed to stand as surety for a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, after six months of painful consideration.

Maina had on Tuesday, informed the Federal High Court in Abuja that the Borno South Senator had agreed to stand as surety for the bail granted him by the court.

The suspect, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on money laundering charges, said this through his lawyer, Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN), at the resumed hearing in his trial on Tuesday.

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