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Today's Headlines: FG Prepares 15 Grazing Reserves, US Fines Gilbert Chagoury $1.8million

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has exempted all female aspirants from purchasing its nomination forms in the FCT area council's election.

On Saturday, the National Organising Secretary of the People Democratic Party, retired Col. Austin Akobundu, disclosed this in a timetable/ schedule of activities and fees for the 2021 FCT Area Councils election in Abuja.

Furthermore, the party said that the sales of nomination and expression of interest form for chairmanship and councilors would start on April 6 and stop on April 13 at the party’s national headquarters. And the cost of nomination fees for chairmanship aspirants at N400,000 and N100,000 for expression of interest.

The U.S.fines the Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire, $1.8million for violating campaign donations

The owner of Eko Hotel and Eko Atlantic City and Eko Hotel, Gilbert Chagoury, has been fined $1.8million by the U.S.Department of Justice. The fine arose over illegal campaign contributions to candidates.

The 75-year- old eldest of the Chagoury clan, has already paid the fine, about N735 million, in line with a statement released by the DOJ Central District of California, it said, "Chagoury has resolved and two of his friends have agreed to clear up a federal investigation that they conspired to violate federal election laws". 

Resident Doctors – Government agencies sending us threat messages to end strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has raised the alarm that it is being threatened via way of means of some authorities agencies to call off its ongoing strike. 

The National President, NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, informed Sunday PUNCH in an interview on Thursday that despite the fact that they had the obligation to save lives, they're first humans who had needs and should now no longer be denied their entitlements. 

And he also said, "this was a fight for survival, noting that they were tired of signing a memorandum of understanding with the government because the previous ones had yielded no result". 

The Federal Government prepares15 grazing reserves for herdsmen

The Federal Government under the National Livestock Transformation Plan has prepared over 200,000 hectares of land across 15 grazing reserves.

Kwasari, who announced the commencement, stated that, “We have states in tiers one, two, three and four, depending on the ones that are ahead of others. But I can’t provide you with the states that are in each precise tier for I’m on vacation now. I don’t have those details right here with me now, until I return to Abuja. I don’t have access to those information now.

"There are 22 states which have written to us and two governors have transmitted letters to their numerous state livestock transformation officials as regards the project". 

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