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Today's Headlines: Secondus Congratulate Soludo; 40 Suspected Fraudsters Arrested In Port Harcourt

Secondus congratulates Soludo, commends INEC, others

Suspended National Chairman of the PDP, Mr Uche Secondus, has congratulated Prof. Chukwuma Soludo as governor-elect of Anambra.

Soludo, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won the November 6, governorship election in Anambra.

Secondus in a statement by his Media Adviser, Mr Ike Abonyi on Wednesday in Abuja, said that by Soludo’s victory, the people had spoken and democracy was put in action.

EFCC arrests 40 suspected internet fraudsters in Port Harcourt

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said its Zonal Command in Port Harcourt has arrested 40 suspected internet fraudsters.

It said the arrests were made in an early morning sting operation in two locations in Port Harcourt, Rivers.

Mr Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson for the commission stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said the suspects were arrested in the Ada George and Eagle Island areas of Port Harcourt, based on diligent surveillance and verified intelligence on their suspicious internet- related criminal activities.

Senate approves $16bn, €1bn loan requests for Buhari regime

The Senate on Wednesday approved fresh $16.23 billion and €1bn loans requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This was sequel to the presentation of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts by the Chairman of the committee, Senator Clifford Ordia, during plenary.

Presenting the report, Mr Oridia noted that the most of the projects which the funds are requested for in the 2018-2020 borrowing were currently being executed.

“The committee notes that a good number of the projects in respect of which financing is being requested under the 2018-2020 external borrowing (rolling) plan are mostly ongoing projects and programmes in respect of which external borrowed funds have been spent in the past, including loans and grants,” Mr Ordia said.

Buhari: Nigeria Ready to Partner with France to End International Criminal Networks

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed the readiness of Nigeria to collaborate with France to degrade international criminal networks.

He also appreciated efforts of French President Emmanuel Macron in expanding opportunities for business between Nigerians and their French counterparts.

The president, who spoke over lunch during a state visit to President Macron at Palais Elysee in Paris, emphasised that irregular migration and human trafficking are issues of concern to both Nigeria and France.

According to him, the transnational criminal networks operating in Africa and Europe are exploiting the vulnerable in the most dehumanising ways.

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