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Minister of Labour and Employment Resigns From Position

Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, has resigned from his position in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s cabinet. The former Plateau State Governor who served as the Director-General of the Tinubu Campaign Organisation months leading to the February Presidential election tendered his resignation after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, marking his departure from the cabinet.

Court Freeze Oyo State Gov't Accounts Over N3.5bn Debt

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Abuja has issued an order to freeze the accounts of the Oyo state government in ten commercial banks across the country. The banks include Zenith Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Wema Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, Ecobank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Access Bank, Polaris Bank, Jaiz Bank, and Union Bank. The order was issued by Justice A. O. Ebong in a ruling on a proceeding initiated by ex-council chiefs in Oyo state, sacked on May 29, 2019, by Governor Seyi Makinde, and who in 2021 got a N4,874,889,425.60 judgment against Makinde and other officials/agencies of the state.

2024 Appropriation Bill Passes Second Reading

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the N27.5trn 2024 budget for a second reading. Leading the debate on the general principles of the budget, House Leader, Julius Ihonvbere commended President Bola Tinubu, stating that national security and education which got significant allocations, will be enhanced if implemented. “Nigeria will be more secure with the allocation to defense and security. “As a teacher, I am impressed by the emphasis on basic education. I am sure that education will be better off this time,” he said.

Edo 2024: Shaibu Eyes Obaseki Seat

Deputy governor of Edo state, Philip Shaibu has declared his interest in running for office of the Governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Shaibu, after enduring reprisal for months from His boss, Governor Godwin Obaseki, is now determined to succeed him next year.

Reps Issues Warrant Of Arrest On CBN Governor Cardoso, 18 Others

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, on Tuesday, issued a warrant of arrest on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Governor, Mr. Olayemi Cardoso, the Accountant General of the Federation, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Madein, and 17 others for refusing to appear before it to answer questions on their operations. Fred Agbedi, a member representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa state, who led the motion said the arrest warrant became inevitable following the attitude of the invitees.

Ondo: Embattled Deputy Gov. Presides Over SEC

After the intervention of President Tinubu last week in the ongoing ondo state government house skirmishes between Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa;  the latter will preside over the State Executive Council meeting today as the Vice Chairman of the Council. According to reports, it was gathered that the embattled deputy governor resumed office yesterday after arriving in the state from Abuja, a few days after the peace meeting with President Bola Tinubu.

Senate Moves To Stop Gender-Base Violence

The Senate has pledged to battle violence against women through the passage of about five bills that are currently before the National Assembly. This is coming following awareness programmes organized by women under the umbrella of vigil society organizations conducted yesterday at the Unity Fountain, Eagle Square, and other parts of Abuja. The Senate Committee Chairman on Women Affairs, Senator Ireti Kingibe, said it is the responsibility of everyone to join hands together and support the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Kingibe, who is also representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the red chamber, said the ugly trend of violence against women must stop.

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