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NNPC To Get Approval To Reconstruct Roads Under Tax Credit Scheme – Buhari



NNPC To Get Approval To Reconstruct Roads Under Tax Credit Scheme - Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the Federal Government is planning on allocating some roads for reconstruction in Ogun State to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) under a tax credit scheme.

This was revealed in a visit by the President to Ogun State, where he inaugurated five landmark projects undertaken by State Governor.

The President listed the roads that are being considered for reconstruction, which include; the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango Otta-Idi-Iroko Expressway, and the Sagamu-Ogijo road.

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“We are considering extending tax credit option for the reconstruction of these roads as we did for the 100km Sagamu-Interchange-Papalanto-Ilaro road. I will also consider approval of the reconstruction of Sagamu-Ogijo road by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company under tax credit scheme.”

The President hailed the governor on the 14km Ijebu Ode-Mojoda-Epe Road, saying it had been reconstructed into a modern expressway by the state government.

According to him, the road will complement the Sagamu-Benin Expressway that the Federal Government is currently reconstructing and that will be inaugurated this year.

Buhari described Abiodun as the ‘‘performing governor of Nigeria’s Gateway State” and as a worthy example of ‘‘promises made, promises kept.”

“When state governors deliver impactful projects in consultation with stakeholders like we are witnessing in Ogun State, the trajectory of our national development will be enhanced,” he said.

Abiodun, in his speech, said, “The choice of the five projects that we are commissioning today from our many landmark projects was a daunting task. These are just a few of our achievements.

“We have so much more to showcase. These selected few that Your Excellency will commission are however symbolic of the various types of projects across all sectors of our dear state’s economy. And they are spread all through the three senatorial districts.

“Mr. President, I have the honour to report that our Administration in Ogun State has continued to fulfil all its promises to the people within the available means. It is noteworthy that all our projects have the inputs and are informed by the needs of the people as expressed by them at different engagement fora that we provide. This is because we anchor our ‘Building our Future Together’ agenda on inclusiveness, equity, fairness, transparency, accountability, justice, and obedience to the rule of law.”

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Man Receives One Year Jail Term For N20Mn Fraud



Man Receives One Year Jail Term For N20Mn Fraud

Borno High Court has sentenced one man, Modu Ali Kotoko to one-year imprisonment for N20 million fraud.

This was contained in a statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as the sitting Judge made the conviction after a guilty plea by the accused.

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“Court Convicts Man in Maiduguri for N20m Fraud Justice Aisha Kumaliya of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri has convicted and sentenced one Modu Ali Kotoko to one-year imprisonment for cheating to the tune of N20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Naira). The statement read.

“Kotoko was first arraigned on January 1, 2021, and pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge preferred against him, setting the stage for a trial in which prosecution counsel, Mukhtar Ali Ahmed, presented one witness.

“At the resumed hearing of the case on June 28, 2022, Kotoko changed his plea and pleaded ‘guilty’ to an amended charge.

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Peter Obi Eulogies Lt. Ejeviome Otobo



Peter Obi Eulogies Lt. Ejeviome Otobo

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has eulogized the late HE Amb. Ejeviome Eloho Otobo.

Expressing sadness over the death of the former United Nations Peacebuilding Support Director, as he consoles the family member.

“My family and I convey our most profound condolences to the Otobo family on the tragic and mysterious death of their patriarch, HE Amb. Ejeviome Eloho Otobo. Obi tweeted.

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“Although I did not know him personally, I am aware that he volunteered and worked with my associates to advance our effort to rescue our country, Nigeria.

“Amb. Otobo served Nigeria and the United Nations diligently and honorably and added significant value to the cause of good governance and peace building through his expert analyses and publications.

“We pray that God Almighty grant the family the fortitude to bear this colossal loss and give peaceful repose to his soul.”

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo was born in 1951 in Otibio-Owhe (Otor Igho), Isoko North LGA, Delta State of Nigeria.

He resided in New York, USA, and was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Peacebuilding and Global Economic Policy at the Global Governance Institute, Brussels, Belgium.

Lt. Otobo had previously held the position of Director and Deputy Head, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) from December 1st, 2006 to October 31st, 2013. He was succeeded by Mr. Kenny Gluck.

On June 24, 2022, he was announced dead in a statement by the police and condolences was sent to his family.

The statement read;

“The Tuckahoe Police Department regrets to inform members of the community that Mr. Ejeviome Otobo was located yesterday afternoon and is deceased. We would like to thank those of you who offered tips and tried to assist with the investigation. Our thoughts go out to the Otobo Family during this difficult time.”

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Nigeria Has 84 Million Registered Voters, INEC Tells UNOWAS



Nigeria Has 84 Million Registered Voters, INEC Tells UNOWAS

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman has disclosed to the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWAS) that Nigeria has already registered 84 million voters.

Yakubu revealed this when he received a representative of UNOWAS, Mahmat Saleh Annadif, adding that the 2023 elections will be credible.

“Nigerians will determine who they want in the 2023 general election and we will continue to uphold the choice made by Nigerians. INEC Chairman said.

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“So I want to assure you that we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring that our elections continue to get better and better and the democratic environment is increasingly consolidated.

“We look forward to seeing you again before and during the election.

“There are 15 countries in the sub-region. In order to show the importance of Nigeria in our democracy, as of today, we have 84 million registered voters but Nigeria is one out of 15 countries in the sub-region.

“But, the total number of registered voters in the other 14 countries put together, is 73 million, meaning that Nigeria has 11 million voters more than other countries in the sub-region put together.

“So, I want to assure you that we will continue to do what is right on the basis of the law, the ultimate choice is going to be made by Nigerians.”

The UN envoy said his team was in the country to ascertain parts of the preparations for the 2023 general elections, stating that the peace, stability as well as security of Nigeria was very important to the sub-region

“We are here at the time Nigeria is preparing to hold an election next year, 2023. For us, the peace and stability, and the security in the region depend also on Nigeria. Nigeria as we always say is a good example, we are happy that the candidates are already selected.

“The United Nations will always be supportive of Nigeria so that this election will take place peacefully. We congratulate you and we will support you again for the work been done and the work you will do in preparing for this election,” he stated.

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