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Today's Headlines: EFCC To Probe Another Politician, Governor Wike Questions FG's Claim

El-Rufai Speaks

Governor Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state has reiterated his administration’s stance not to negotiate with bandits, saying that his job as governor is to enforce the law and help to prosecute people who commit offences.

El Rufai restated his government’s position during an expanded meeting of the State Security Council which held at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Tuesday.

In addition to regular members from the state government, security agencies and traditional rulers, the meeting featured religious leaders and invited guests from professional associations, trade unions and civil society groups.

Afenifere Leader Steps Down

The National Leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has stepped down as the leader of the association.

The 95-year-old elder statesman cited old age as the major reason for his decision.

Governor Wike Questions FG's Claim

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has faulted the Federal Government’s claim of executing road projects and providing solar powered electricity in some communities in the state and challenged it to show where the projects are located.

The governor also accused the Central Bank of Nigeria of denying the state access to agricultural loans because of politics.

Wike said it was important for the state government to know where those rural roads and solar power projects were located so that proper recording would be done and a letter of appreciation written to thank the Federal Ministry 

EFCC Set To Probe Another Politician

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has grilled the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, over alleged N4.5bn Fowler’s loot and demand for his asset declaration from the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

According to the report, the grilling is related to the corrupt practices tied to his questionable asset declaration and an ongoing probe of Babatunde Fowler, the former chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Buhari Receives Another Award

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was on Tuesday conferred with the Niger Republic’s highest national honour, Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger.

He was conferred with the honour by the country’s outgoing President, Mahamadou Issoufou.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari receives highest Niger Republic award, congratulates outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou on Mo Ibrahim prize.”

Congratulations to President Muhammadu Buhari on his latest Award. May God continue to bless and strengthen as he leads Nigeria.

As a Nigerian, if you have anything to say about Buhari, visit the comment section below and say it.

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