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Thursday, December 5, 2019

The church is not showing a good example by blessing poor people who make money after coming into government - Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice Presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Peter Obi has blamed the church for the high level of corruption witnessed in the country.

Peter Obi who called for a reduction in the number of tollgates across the country as he spoke on the theme: “The Church and Good Governance” at the All Soul Church im Lekki on Wednesday December 4, stated that government must change its procurement processes to ensure money moved directly to institutions they are meant for.

The former Governor of Anambra State also alleged that the church is aiding corruption by blessing poor people who suddenly make money in government. According to him, the church must be conscious of being the conscience of the world.

“By blessing poor people who suddenly make money in government and come to church for thanksgiving rather than calling police for them, the church is not showing right example.

“As governor of Anambra, I reduced the cost of governance through eliminating many unnecessary things our people make part of government such as long convoys, maintaining multiple guests houses, travelling with retinue of aides, among others.

“By the time you know it, I had excess money to meet our obligations including clearing arrears of pension to the tune of abo

Ganduje signs law creating new emirates in Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has signed the new law backing the creation of four new emirates in the state.

The new law which sought the creation of new emirates and first-class emirs in Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi, was unanimously passed by the state lawmakers on Thursday December 5.

Ganduje who insisted that the new emirates will facilitate active participation of rural dwellers in governance, said the fresh bill was approved by the state executive council and presented to the lawmakers on Monday December 2, following the nullification of Kano Emirs Appointment and Depositions Amendment Laws 2019 by Justice Usman Na’Allah of the state high court.

“As a law-abiding administration, we came and deliberated upon that at the State Executive Council. After which we sent the Bill to the State House of Assembly, seeking for the creation of 4 additional Emirates, namely Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye,” he said.

He further explained that “After successfully passing the Bill by the House, here we are, as you are all witnessing the singing of the Bill into a Law. And our Emirates have come to stay.”

All things concerning the new Emirates were done, according to the governor “To bring development closer to the people. We need sustainable socio-economic development for our dear state. We need further improvement in the security system and well being of our people.”

The new law will give the state five emirates, including the Kano Emirate headed by Muhammadu Sanusi. The state house of assembly has also approved Mr Ganduje’s request to appoint 25 special advisers.

DSS pays N100k fine after releasing Sowore

The Department of State Services (DSS) has paid the N100k fine issued by the Federal High Court which ordered the release of #RevolutionNow Convener, Omoyele Sowore within 24 hours.

Sowore’s lawyer, Femi Falana who confirmed that his client has been released also disclosed that the SSS has paid the N100,000 fine to the #RevolutionNow convener as ordered by the judge.

Sowore who was in DSS custody for 125 days, first met his bail condition on November 6. He was however continously kept in the secret police's custody before the court order was issued this morning by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.

The conviction of Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu shows Ibrahim Magu fears no one – NAC

Anti-graft group, Nigerians Against Corruption, NAC, has described the conviction of former governor of Abia state, Orji UzorKalu, by Justice Muhammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos as a mark that shows EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu means business with the President Buhari’s anti-corrution war.

Orji Kalu, who is the Senate Chief Whip, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for stealing public funds while in office. Justice Idris further held that Mr Kalu’s company, Slok Nigeria Limited, the third defendant, be wounded up and all assets forfeited to the federal government.

Commenting on the judgment, the group’s National coordinator said with this feat, Magu deserves the support of all well meaning Nigerians while calling on the President to as a matter of exigency renominate him for a fresh 4-year term as the EFCC chairman.

“The conviction of a whole Senate Chief Whip has shown that Mr Ibrahim Magu is serious about eradicating financial corruption in our polity. If a former governor and a member of the President’s party can bag a 12 year jail term, I tell you this man means business”.

“Don’t forget that Orji Kalu holds a chieftaincy title from President Buhari’s hometown of Daura. His various media outfits also gave the president awards yet, Ibrahim Magu has sent him to jailed.

“I seriously call on President Buhari to return Magu as EFCC boss and also empower the agency to do much more. I also want to urge Nigerians to cooperate with this government to get rid of corruption in Nigeria.

The anti-graft crusader also added that Nigerians should expect the conviction of more high profile Nigerians.
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