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Signature TV news update: Senate Moves to Increase Daily Cost of Feeding Prisoners


Lawmakers Impeach Plateau House of Assembly Speaker

The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Nuhu Abok, has been impeached by eight members of the legislative arm of the government and members representing Pengana Constituency, Yakubu Sanda, was named as the new Speaker.

Abok was removed in the early hours of Thursday by the lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) who were escorted into the chambers amidst tight security.

However, members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) were, prevented from entering the Assembly complex.

In the meantime, the House of Assembly premises and adjoining roads have been taken over by security personnel. The move is to prevent a breakdown of law and order.

I’m surprised at Plateau Speaker’s impeachment — Gov Lalong

Plateau state governor Simon Lalong says impeachment of the state Speaker House of Assembly, Abok Nuhu came to him as a surprise.

It was reported that Abok, who represents Jos East Constituency in the State Assembly was on Thursday morning impeached by eight out of the 24 Assembly members as confirmed by the lawmaker representing Rukuba, Irigwe constituency, Musa Agah.

A statement issued on Thursday by the Governor’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut said, the new Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda has led principal officers and some members of the House to the Government House to assure the Executive arm of its collaboration and cooperation in running the affairs of the State. #


Gov Ganduje presents N196.3bn as 2022 budget estimate to Kano Assembly

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday presented N196.3billion as the total budget proposal for the 2022 fiscal year to the state’s House of Assembly. the Governor, who entitled the proposed appropriation bill a budget of consolidation and prosperity.

In the proposed budget, the education sector is to receive the largest share with N51.6 billion, representing 26 per cent while the health sector got N15 billion and N33 billion was proposed for works and infrastructure.

With the total recurrent revenue proposed at N146.8 billion, the governor proposed N33 billion as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and N37 billion as revenue from Valued Added Tax (VAT).


Why Conducting Anambra Guber Poll Is More Expensive Than Edo, Ondo – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye has explained why the cost of conducting the Anambra governorship election is higher than that of recently conducted Edo and Ondo elections.

Okoye speaking on Thursday during an interview with newsmen, said the amount expended on the rehabilitation of its burnt office and materials is the reason for the high cost of the Anambra election.

Although the INEC Commissioner was unable to disclose the amount expended so far on the Anambra election, he expressed hope that the forthcoming Ekiti and Osun election will not pose more costs and challenges

Anambra election is scheduled to take place on November 6, 2021.


Senate Moves to Increase Daily Cost of Feeding Prisoners

The senate committee on interior says, there are 66,340 inmates in correctional centres across the country, out of which an alarming 47,559 of them are yet to be convicted and are awaiting trial.

The issue was raised on Wednesday when the Comptroller General of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Haliru Nababa appeared before the committee members to defend the 2022 budget of the agency which includes an increase in the daily feeding cost of inmates.

The committee members, therefore, expressed concern about the welfare of inmates specifically, their feeding. “When you send a criminal to prison, the person becomes worse when the person is coming out, instead of becoming better, so I am thinking, Chairman, this issue of feeding should be looked at properly,” a member of the committee, Senator Chukwuka Utazi said.

In response, the Comptroller General of NCS said that the current N450 feeding cost for each of the prisoners on daily basis has been increased to N750 as proposed in the 2022 budget estimates.

The Committee Chairman, Senator Kashim Shettima and members of the committee however frowned at the N750 daily feeding cost, saying that #750 going against the dollar will be inadequate.



COVID-19: G20 Countries Have Received 15 Times More Vaccine Doses Than African Countries – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says G20 countries have received 15 times more COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita than countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

UNICEF said this in a statement on Wednesday, where it quoted a new analysis conducted by science analytics company Airfinity.

According to the agency, the analysis exposes the severity of vaccine inequity between high-income and low-income countries, especially in Africa.

Vaccine inequity is not just holding the poorest countries back – it is holding the world back,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

“As leaders meet to set priorities for the next phase of the COVID-19 response, it is vital they remember that, in the COVID vaccine race, we either win together, or we lose together”.


Barcelona appoint Sergi Barjuan as interim manager

Barcelona has announced the appointment of Sergi Barjuan as interim manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Barjuan was before now the coach of Barca Team B known as the Second team.

He will remain in the position of interim manager until the Spanish club hires a full-time manager to replace Koeman.

FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, shall be officially introducing Sergi Barjuan to the first team squad this afternoon before the training session at the Ciutat Esportiva. #



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