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Today's Headlines: South-South Governors Meet In Rivers, Senate Summons FAAN MD

South-South governors meet in Rivers

Governors of the six states of the South-South geo-political zone are presently holding a meet at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt.

Though the agenda for the meeting is not yet known, our correspondent reports that issues of the Value Added Tax and that of the Southern presidency in 2023 are among matters that may dominate discussions.

The host governor, Nyesom Wike, and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, were spotted having a chit chat at the venue.

Senate summons FAAN MD over N1.5bn indebtedness to NiMeT

The Senate has summoned the Managing Director of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Rabiu Yadudu, to explain his agency’s alleged failure to remit N1.5bn meant to be the the internally generated revenue of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency in the last six years.

Chairman of the Senate Public Accounts Committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, gave the directive at the last sitting of the panel.

The MD of FAAN did not appear before the panel to respond to the allegation of non-remitttance of 10 per cent landing charges to NIMET.

Abducted Kogi varsity prof regains freedom, police rescue two others

The Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Police has confirmed the release of Prof. J. O. Alabi, Dean, Management Sciences, Kogi State University, Anyigba.

The Police said the Professor regained his freedom yesterday night after six days in the kidnappers’ den.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ayah, who made the confirmation, said he has been reunited with his family.

According to the PPRO, the Police swung into action immediately after the professor was kidnapped and ensured that he was released unhurt.

22 SANs to address Supreme Court on legality of Buhari’s Executive Order 10

A team of 22 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) has stormed Nigeria’s Supreme Court to address the apex court on the legality or otherwise of the contentious Executive Order 10 issued by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The senior lawyers stormed the court as early as 8 am on the invitation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, as amicus curies (friends of the court) to make submissions that will guide the court in making a well-informed decision on the issue.

President Muhammadu Buhari had early in the year issued Executive Order 10 backing financial autonomy to the arm of the judiciary at the state level as well as the state legislature.

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FAAN MD Godwin Obaseki Rivers Senate South-South

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