Alex Otti Dissolves All Gov Board In Abia, Freezes State Accounts

Gov Alex Otti Alex Otti, the newly sworn-in Governor of Abia state, has ordered the immediate freezing of the state accounts, including those of the state’s agencies domiciled in every bank and financial institution across the state and country. The governor in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma also directed that all boards of the state should also be dissolved. The statement noted that starting Monday, May 29, 2023, all banks and other financial institutions in the country are directed to cease honouring any cheque immediately, or document not approved by the governor. See the full statement below: ABIA STATE GOVERNOR DR. ALEX OTTI ORDERS FREEZING OF THE STATE ACCOUNTS, DISSOLUTION OF ALL BOARDS”The Governor of Abia State, His Excellency, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, has directed the immediate freezing of all accounts of the Abia State Government and those of its agencies domiciled in every bank and financial institution across the State and the Federation. ”The Governor in a statement issued by his media office on Monday, May 29, 2023, said with this notice, …

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Follow Ronaldo’s Footsteps – Saudi Arabia FA Woos Lionel Messi

The Saudi Arabia FA president, Yasser Al-Misehal, has confirmed they are interested in bringing world-famous football icon, Lionel Messi to the Pro League this summer. Messi has been heavily linked with Al-Hilal, who are ready to pay him an eye watering €220 million per year. The offer was first tabled in March and has since almost tripled to a staggering €600 million. Although Al-Misehal refused to substantiate those figures, he did admit that having two of the game’s greatest ever players would complete the league’s giant leap in its football development. “I have no news, to be honest. There’s no doubt that, personally, I would like to see Messi in the Saudi Arabian League. “It would complete the great leap that was made by Cristiano,” Al-Misehal told SSC News.

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It’s Anarchy – Actress Kate Henshaw Reacts To Fuel Subsidy Removal Crisis

Kate Henshaw, the Nollywood actress has reacted to the crisis generated by the removal of fuel subsidy. She lamented the excruciating fuel scarcity that has followed the announcement by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Tinubu, in his inaugural speech as president, announced the removal of fuel subsidy which led to a nationwide scarcity of the product. Reacting in a video message shared via her Twitter handle recently, Henshaw described the current fuel scarcity situation as “chaos and anarchy”. She advised residents to stay indoors to avoid suffering in the gridlock caused by the long fuel queues. The thespian said: “It’s chaos and anarchy outside o. From pinnacle, petrol camps, everywhere blocked, front, back. If you don’t have to go outside, please, there is no ‘we are outside’. No outside, go into your house and stay there.”

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I Don’t Take This For Granted – Davido Celebrates National Honour

David Adeleke, the world-famous Nigerian singer who is more popularly known as Davido, celebrated his national award. The singer, on Wednesday celebrated his conferment as an Officer of the Order of the Niger by the Federal Government. He made this known in an Instagram post. The Unavailable crooner wrote, “Honored to hear the news that I have been conferred with an OON (Officer of the Order of Nigeria) by The Federal Government of Nigeria. “I am grateful for this recognition and honour. It has always been my mission to use my platform to showcase our country – the passion, the resilience, the joy the culture, and of course the struggles of our people.  “I do not take any of this for granted. We have one Nigeria and we will continue to do whatever we must to make it better!  “Thank you all for being on this journey with me. So help us God. 001 – OON.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Davido (@davido)

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Stock Market Gains N1.51trn After Tinubu’s Inauguration

The equities market of the Nigerian Exchange opened trading for the week on a bullish note driven by investors’ confidence, following the inauguration of President Bola Tinubu. Tinubu, in his inaugural speech, said on Monday that the former administration did not capture fuel subsidy in the 2023 budget and he would ensure a unified exchange rate as part of measures to boost the Nigerian economy. Specifically, the market capitalisation recorded a gain of N1.505 trillion or 5.22 per cent to close at N30.349 trillion from N28.844 trillion posted on Friday. Also, the All-Share Index rose by 2,764.47 points or 5.22 per cent to settle at 55,738.35 compared with 52,973.88 recorded at the previous trading. Accordingly, the Year-to-Date gain moderated to 8.76 per cent. Index heavyweights, MTN Nigeria, Dangote Cement and BUA Cement drove the market’s strong performance, alongside gains in Tier- one banking stocks such as Guaranty Trust Holding Company, Access Holdings, United Bank for Africa and Zenith Bank. Access Holdings in the shares of Transcorp topped the most traded chart with 199.62million shares valued at N2.45 billion. GTCO followed …

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Two PDP senators resign from party, give reasons

Two serving senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mathew Urhoghide (Edo) and Ayo Akinyelure (Ondo), have resigned their membership in the party. Their resignations are contained in separate letters, read at plenary on Wednesday by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over the session. Urhoghide, in his letter, said: “I write to formally inform you and the entire senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that I am resigning my membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), effective immediately. “This difficult decision arose out of the negative political energy emanating at the moment from the irreconcilable differences and squabbles within the PDP at the national level and especially in my dear state, Edo State. “These squabbles have spiked to levels that have made it impossible for someone like me, who is a confirmed democrat, to function and grow as I envisioned in my political journey. “I am, however, grateful to the party which yielded me the platform to achieve the mission of serving my country as a two-term senator, which experience afforded me an opportunity …

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Police sacks sergeant over N98,000 extortion

 The Police Command in Lagos State has announced the dismissal of Sgt. Ekpo Shimuyere was attached to Sogunle Division for extorting a young man of N98,000. The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin told newsmen on Wednesday that the Provost Department of the command had already disrobed the dismissed sergeant. According to him, the dismissed sergeant collected the phone of his victim and used a POS operator to transfer N98,000 out of the N100,000 in the young man’s bank account. Hundeyin said that the action of the policeman was contrary to the ethics of the profession. “Police got the complaint from the victim and the officer denied the crime when he was contacted. The command placed him under detention so that he will not tamper with the evidence. “We wrote to his bank and obtained his statement of account. We were able to trace the money to where the POS operator transferred it to before transferring the money to the officer’s account. “We followed due process to get his account. The victim was invited in the course of the investigation, and …

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NNPC Releases Statement Announcing Increase In Petrol Pump Price Across Its Outlets

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has increased pump price of petrol. NNPC announced this in a statement by its Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Garba Muhammad on Wednesday. NNPC says the adjust of the pump price across its retail outlet is in line with current market realities.  Read the statement below:

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I Would Have Preferred To Join The Masses – Soludo Speaks On Being Bounced Off At Inauguration

Charles Soludo, the Anambra State Governor, has reacted to reports that he was asked to leave the VIP section during the inauguration ceremony of President Bola Tinubu. This comes after a video was shared online showing the moment Soludo was allegedly stopped by DSS operatives from entering the state box, during the inauguration in Abuja. Reacting to the allegations during the inauguration of the regional headquarters of APGA on Tuesday in Awka, the governor explained that he was directed to the VVIP section alongside other governors. He stated that if he knew that rumors claiming he was bounced out of the VIP section would go viral he would have refused to go the VVIP section and join the masses instead because APGA is a party of the masses. “We were at the Eagle Square, venue of the inauguration in Abuja. The sitting arrangements were right where the VIPs were, and we went there, and they told us that we had a sitting arrangement, and they directed us to where we were supposed to stay, which was even VVIP. “So we …

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Fertility Doctor Accused of Using His Sperm to Impregnate Patients, Dies in Plane Crash (Photo)

A fertility doctor has died in a plane crash. The doctor accused of using his sperm to impregnate patients died after the hand-built plane he was a passenger in fell apart mid-flight and crashed. Dr. Morris Wortman, 72, of Rochester, was traveling in the experimental aircraft which went down Sunday, May 29 in a pasture in Orleans County, killing both him and the pilot, Earl Luce Jr., authorities said. The crash of the aircraft, identified by the National Transportation Safety Board as a Wittman W-5 Buttercup airplane, remained under investigation Tuesday May 30. Preliminary findings indicate that ‘the wings of the aircraft became detached from the fuselage and fell to the ground in an orchard,’ Sheriff Christopher Bourke said in a news release. The fuselage continued west for another 1,000 to 1,500 yards before crashing. The NTSBP confirmed that it was investigating the ‘crash of a Wittman W-5 Buttercup’, which Luce, 70, had built in an effort to replicate the original plane constructed by Steve Wittman. The Aviation Safety Network reports that the registration of the plane was N18263 – …

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Tinubu meets with EFCC Chairman Bawa, in Aso Rock

President Bola Tinubu is currently meeting behind closed doors with the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting comes barely 24 hours after Tinubu directed the Department of State Services, DSS, to vacate the Ikoyi office of the anti-graft commission. Bawa, who arrived at the Villa a few minutes past 2 pm was ushered into the President’s office complex. Although the purpose of the meeting is not yet public, it may not be unconnected to the reported disagreement between the EFCC and the DSS over the ownership of the Ikoyi office. Recall that the President in what appeared as a proactive move, on Tuesday, directed the DSS to immediately vacate the Ikoyi office of the EFCC in Lagos A statement issued by Tunde Rahman explained that the President gave the directive when reports that DSS officials stormed the EFCC office located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi on Tuesday, preventing officials of the anti-graft agency from accessing their workplace, was brought to his attention. DSS operatives had stormed the office around …

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Don Jazzy Reveals Plan To Become Bet Professional, Seeks Tutor

The popular Nigerian music executive and entrepreneur, Don Jazzy, has explained that he is desirous of becoming a professional bet king as he initiates search for a tutor. In a tweet, Don Baba J announced he also wanted to become an expert in betting also known as a tipster. A ‘tipster’ is a person who gives information to people, usually in exchange for money, especially about the likely winner of a race or competition. The Mavin huncho appealed to anyone with the right set skills and midas touch in grooming him into become a great tipster to avail themselves as he couldn’t wait to start operating as one. “Abeg who go teach me how to become pro betting Kpunter Abi na tipster una Dey call am. Me sef wan Dey do boom boom boom lol,” he tweeted

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Publish The Content Of Your Asset Form Submitted in 2015 And 2023 – Shehu Sani Dares El-Rufai Over claim Of Not Stealing From Kaduna State Government

Senator Shehu Sani has dared the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, to publish the content of his asset declaration form submitted in 2015 and 2023.  Sani made the call on Twitter this morning while reacting to the former governor’s claim of not stealing from Kaduna state government when he was in office. Describing El-Rufai as a ‘’Retired governor back to blogging on Twitter,” Sani wrote; ‘’Mr Elrufai, retired Governor now back to ‘blogging on Twitter’ while waiting for political appointment from Tinubu, after working for Amaechi and surreptitiously dropping negative stories. You left a huge debt profile for our Children and grand Children in Kaduna State to pay AND YOU claimed that you NEVER STOLE from the coffers of Kaduna http://State.One of your stooge even claimed that you are poorer now. I dare you to make public your assets by publishing the content of the  form you submitted at the Code of Conduct Bureau,both the one of 2015 and that of 2023. I will get back to you after you have done this.”

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Drama Ensues After Pregnant Lady Caught Boyfriend With Another Girl in His House (Video)

A dramatic scene played out after a pregnant lady caught her boyfriend with another girl in his house,  The pregnant lady who was captured on video with a bottle in her hand, confronted her boyfriend and his other lover in the apartment and also stopped them from leaving.  It is however unclear what happened afterward.  Watch the video below………

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NNPC Mega Station In Abuja Sells Petrol At N537 Per Litre

Abuja – NNPC mega station in Abuja, has begun the sale of petroleum products at their fuel station at N537 per litre.  A video online shows the NNPC signboard in the station quoting fuel to be sold at N537 per litre.  In Bayelsa, residents say the manager at one of the NNPC stations told them fuel is to be sold at N515 per litre, causing a protest by the residents.

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Forgive Buhari – Katsina Residents Beg Nigerians To Forgive Buhari, Welcome Him With Colourful Durbar

By Chris Udochukwu Residents of Katsina State are appealing to Nigerians to forgive former President Muhammadu Buhari in any way he offended them in the discharge of his responsibilities throughout his tenure. Buhari handed over to Tinubu on Monday after eight years. The former Nigerian leader had himself asked for forgiveness from the country. But the recent appeal came on Tuesday after the Daura Emirate Council under the leadership of the Emir of Daura, HRH Umar Umar, organised a colourful Durbar festival and cultural display to welcome him. Two of the residents namely Lawal Ado and Umaru Yusuf expressed delight to receive their son back home after eight years away. In a chat with Channels Television, they described Buhari as a gentleman and non-corrupt person whom they believed had served Nigeria to the best of his ability. “We are very very happy that he is back. You know to rule Nigeria is not an easy thing. For somebody to rule Nigeria for eight years and come back home safely, and soundly, one should thank Allah. So, we thank Allah for him …

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