Delta State Govt Counters Accountant General, Denies Receiving £4.2m Ibori Loot
The Delta State Government has denied receiving £4.2 million Pounds looted by its former governor, James Ibori. The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris on Tuesday while appearing before the Senate committee investigating the status of recovered loot noted that the fund has been returned to the state. However, the Chief Press Secretary to the state government, Olisa Ifejika, on Wednesday countered the Accountant General’s claim, insisting the oil-rich state is yet to receive the money.
Ifejika, said we appreciate the efforts of the Federal Government to return the recovered loot to Delta State where it rightly belongs. But the truth is that the money has not hit the Delta State government’s account.#
Buhari Mourns Victims of Boat Mishap
President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the victim’s of the boat which capsized at Corner Libata in Ingaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State
President Buhari in a statement issued on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, commiserated with the families. More than 150 people were missing and feared drowned in northwest Nigeria after an overloaded boat ferrying passenger to a market sank in the Niger River.
President Buhari described the news of the capsizing as devastating, offering his heartfelt condolences to the families of those affected by this tragedy. #
Niger State Governor describes Boat Mishap accident as unfortunate
Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has described the boat mishap as unfortunate with about 180 passengers that occurred at Corner Libata in Ingaski local government area of Kebbi State about 30 minutes after taking off from Loko Mina in Niger State. Governor Sani Bello in a condolence message expressed concern over the tragedy, explaining that the situation is worrisome and pathetic.
The Governor sympathized with the families, relatives and close associates of those who died in the mishap urging them to keep faith alive and accept it as an act of God, praying for quick recovery of the injured and traumatized victims.
The Victims most of whom are Traders were said to be heading to a Market in Kebbi State from loko mina in Niger state. Search and rescue operation is ongoing even as the report has it that 20 people have been rescued and 4 bodies recovered so far. #
Bakers Hike Bread, Biscuits Prices By 30% Nationwide
Bakers Hike Bread, Biscuits Prices By 30% NationwideThe Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN), has directed its members nationwide to increase the prices of bread, biscuits and other baked items by 30 percent over the rising cost of production.
The directive was part of the resolution reached at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association held in Abuja recently.
The AMBCN resolution was read by its national president, Mansur Umar, explaining that the adjustment of price was a result of the sudden increase in the cost of production as well as prices of sugar, butter, yeast and flour. While commending the federal government for resuscitating the cassava flour programme, the association bemoaned the skyrocketing price of regular flour in the last six months with one truck of flour which cost less than N6 million is now N9m. #
Villarreal Beat Manchester United to Win Europa League
Villarreal stunned Manchester United after a marathon penalty shoot-out, with goalkeeper David de Gea missing the last spot-kick, in the Europa League final to lift their first-ever major trophy on Wednesday in Gdansk. The match finished 1-1 after 120 minutes as Gerard Moreno put the unfancied Spaniards ahead in the 29th minute before Edinson Cavani levelled early in the second half. But Villarreal won a remarkable shoot-out 11-10, leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still waiting for his first trophy as United manager. #
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