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Today's Headlines: We’re Fighting For Fiscal Federalism-Wike; Gov Makinde Visits Oyo Prison

VAT: We’re fighting for fiscal federalism, not superior power, says Wike

Rivers governor Nyesom Wike says the state’s disagreement with the federal government over collection of value added tax is geared towards establishing fiscal federalism as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution.

Mr Wike notes that the contention is not about fighting the federal government or any of its agencies as being insinuated in some quarters.

Gov Makinde Visits Oyo Prison, Says Investigation Ongoing

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Sunday, visited the Abolongo Correctional Center at Oyo town, saying that government will take immediate steps to protect the facility.

The governor, while speaking after an inspection of the attacked centre on Sunday, said that he has ordered that the main road leading to the facility be immediately graded.

A statement by the chief press zecretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde also promised to install security cameras in the facility and link same with the security situation room in the state.

Cross River PDP receives over 5,000 APC returnees from one Senatorial district

Mr Venatius Ikem, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River on Sunday in Ogoja received over 5,000 returnees from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The event, held at Government Technical College playground, Ogoja, was part of the grand reception for Sen. Jarigbe Agom, representing Cross River North Senatorial District.

Speaking, Ikem said that the return of former PDP members and the entrance of new members are a big boost to the party ahead of future elections in the State.

Biafra: How IPOB can get Nnamdi Kanu released – VON DG, Okechukwu

Osita Okechukwu, Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), has advised the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to join the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to seek political solution regarding Nnamdi Kanu’s release.

He opined this would help the South-East pursue its presidential ambition.

Okechukwu gave the advise on Sunday in a chat with reporters in Enugu.

“IPOB should join Prof. George Obiozor-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo to kill two birds with one stone”, he counseled.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said shutting down states would cause more loss of lives.

Cancer: Akeredolu asks women to do regular checks

The wife of Ondo State Governor, Betty Akeredolu, on Saturday advised women to carry out regular medical checks on their breasts as a way of reducing breast cancer-related deaths in the country.

She gave the advice in Yenagoa during an awareness walk christened ‘Jog for Life’ organised by the Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria as part of activities for the inauguration of the Bayelsa State chapter of the body.

Akeredolu, who is the founder of BRECAN, said the association had embarked on awareness campaign across the states in the federation, stressing that as a victim of breast cancer, she was aware that early detection of the infection could reduce mortality rate.

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Abolongo Correctional Center Makinde Nyesom Wike Oyo Oyo State


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