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Buhari, National Assembly Dragged To Court Over $29.96 Billion Foreign Loan

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Buhari, National Assembly Dragged To Court Over $29.96 Billion Foreign Loan

Human rights lawyer, Kanmi Ajibola, has sued president Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly over the thirty billion-dollar loan being sought by the government.

Ajibola wants the courts to stop the national assembly from approving the loan request which the body had recently referred to its committee on local and foreign debts.

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Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government cannot stop borrowing to finance projects.  But many Nigerians had expressed concern at the government’s current level of borrowing.  They say the government’s borrowing at present has already extended into the future of the nation.

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In his lawsuit filed in the federal high court in Osogbo, Barrister Ajibola claims the president, national assembly and the attorney-general of the federation were not acting in the interest of Nigeria.

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He said if this loan were procured, they would perpetually “entrap Nigeria in a debt gulag.  He claims the government had not established an effective all-encompassing corruption check mechanism.

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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

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Ekiti Sets Up Five-Man Committee Over NULGE Crisis

A five-man committee has been set up by Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi to look into the ongoing crisis among members and leadership of National Union of Local Government Employees.

The committee is to advise the government on how to resolve the succession crisis rocking the union.  It is headed by chairman, local government service commission, chief Samuel Abejide,

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Fayemi made the disclosure when he met with the chairmen and directors of administration and finance of the 16 local government areas in the state.

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The governor says the committee is expected to submit its report within a week.  It is to undertaking a holistic approach to harmonize all the stakeholders within NULGE and its environs.  It would also pay specific attention to remote causes of the crisis and advise government on how best to tackle them.

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Fayemi says he would not allow labor matters to degenerate and discredit his government.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Lagos Pipeline Fire

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Reacts To Lagos Pipeline Fire

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has sent a strong warning to pipeline vandals who cause untold hardship to Lagosians while breaking the law.

The governor was reacting to Sunday’s fire outbreak at Abule-Egba area of Lagos.

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The state emergency management agency, LASEMA, said the fire claimed three lives.  Several were injured, many houses were razed.

The agency says the fire started after vandals breached a pipeline to steal petrol in the area.

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The governor commended LASEMA officials for their swift response in putting out the fire.

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PDP Members Protest At Supreme Court Over Imo Election Verdict

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Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party including the party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, former governor Peter Obi, senate minority leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, Achike Udenwa, former minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka, Dino Melaye with staunch supporters, staged a protest on abuja streets over the recent verdict of the supreme court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha.

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The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, says the aim of the protest themed #SaveOurJudiciary was to impress on Nigerians that injustice has been done to the party.

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The supreme court nullified last Tuesday the electoral victory of Emeka Ihedioha, the PDP Imo State 2019 governorship candidate.

The protesters walked to the national assembly and met with the leadership of the red chamber.

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