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Kano Govt stops President Muhammadu Buhari visit over new naira note crisis



President Muhammadu Buhari

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has revealed that the State wrote to the Presidency that the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission some projects be postponed.

He made this known during his interactive session with scholars, legislators, political leaders and business community in the State at the Government House, Kano, on Friday. He noted that the decision was taken to avoid any unforeseen circumstance.

“As we are waiting for this important visit, we found ourselves in this situation, which puts citizens into untold hardship. For security purposes, we wrote to the Presidency that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kano be postponed.

“We got an acknowledgement copy of the letter. People are really suffering because of this policy,” the governor said, referring to the crisis over the new naira note. During the meeting with sections of citizens in the State, they accepted that the decision was a unanimous one.

Umar Ganduje


Two serving Senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and Barau Jibrin, members of the House of Representatives and thirty legislators from the State House of Assembly were amongst the groups that put their weight behind the governor.

He lamented that, “There are no banks in most of our rural communities. How these people get new Naira notes is of great concern. Just look at what is happening in our urban areas, people go and spend hours upon hours in banks. And without any assurances of getting the new notes.”

Even at the Point of Sales (POS) according to the governor, one cannot transact with ease, hinting that many of them closed shops due to uncertainty.

He emphasised that Kano being a commercial hub must be heard loudly, insisting that, “This problem affects all of us. Therefore, our voice must be heard in all nooks and crannies. We are a commercial hub. As such, our position must be loud and clear.”

Governor Ganduje revealed further that under one platform, Nigerian governors, without consideration to party affiliation, sent delegates to President Buhari complaining about the hardship caused by the new development.

“Governors from all the political parties put heads together and sent delegates, but to no avail. So also traditional rulers followed the same path. But up till now, there is nothing in that respect,” disclosed.

Source: dailypost

In other news – Lassa fever kills one in Anambra, 15 suspected cases recorded

THE Anambra State government has confirmed one death and fifteen suspected cases of Lassa Fever in the state this month. Following the outbreak, the state government had constituted contact tracing teams to follow up on the reported cases.


According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Afam Obidike, the state’s emergency response team has already responded to the recorded cases, while relevant surveillance measures have been put in place to curtail further spread. Learn more

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Nigeria’s constitution not working, paperwork for military – Bode George



Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George, on Monday said Nigeria’s constitution is not working. George said Nigeria’s constitution is paperwork for the country’s military. Featuring on Arise Television’s Morning Show, the PDP chieftain said the current constitution gives room to politicians to share largesse in Abuja.George reiterated the call for restructuring Nigeria, stressing that it’s an antidote to secession agitation in Nigeria.

According to George: “The constitution we are running is not working, it’s more like paperwork for a military organization; why should everybody head to Abuja monthly to collect their largess; it’s not working, what does the president do with my local government or that in Sokoto? Nothing.

“Politics is local and we want to see that the restructuring everybody is talking about is the path we should take instead of taking arms and shooting people which is a modern-day Robin Hood.

Source: Naijanews

In other news – I dislike men who wear skirts – Davido

Nigerian Afrobeats star David Adeleke, aka Davido, has revealed the fashion trend that he dislikes. The DMW boss stated that he dislikes men who wear skirts.



He said he would never wear a skirt but may reconsider if he is offered half a million dollars.Davido disclosed this in a recent interview with American fashion content creator, Mysterious Fashioniest. Read more

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EFCC vows to probe bank chiefs over COVID funds, World Bank loans




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, said it has redoubled its investigation into the culpability of bank Chief Executive Officers, CEOs, in the mismanagement of COVID-19 funds and World Bank loans. This is contained in a statement by its spokesman, Dele Oyewale, on Sunday in Abuja.

The statement said that also under probe is the alleged mismanagement of recovered Abacha loot given to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for disbursement to beneficiaries of the Federal Government support-for-the-poor programme. The EFCC also announced that it had recovered N32.7 billion and $445,000 so far from top officials of the ministry under its searchlight, adding that the abuse of naira has become a priority investigation of the agency.

Shedding light on the probe of malfeasance in the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development ministry, the agency said: “At the outset of investigations, past and suspended officials of the Humanitarian Ministry were invited by the commission and investigations into the alleged fraud involving them have yielded the recovery of N32.7billion and $445,000 so far.

“Discreet investigations by the EFCC have opened other fraudulent dealings involving Covid -19 funds, the World Bank loan, Abacha recovered loot released to the Ministry by the Federal Government to execute its poverty alleviation mandate.

Source: Dailypost

In other news – Singer Paul Okoye hints at remarrying

Popular singer and half of P-Square, Paul Okoye, aka Rudeboy, has hinted at remarrying. The ‘Reason With Me’ crooner dropped the hint while scolding fans for wishing his divorce from his ex-wife to be toxic.

Paul Okoye

He stated that he would not succumb to their wishes, urging them to accept the reality that he is with his new partner, Ivy Ifeoma.He went on to unveil hashtag options for himself and his partner, Ifeoma. Read more

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I dislike men who wear skirts – Davido




Nigerian Afrobeats star David Adeleke, aka Davido, has revealed the fashion trend that he dislikes. The DMW boss stated that he dislikes men who wear skirts.

He said he would never wear a skirt but may reconsider if he is offered half a million dollars.Davido disclosed this in a recent interview with American fashion content creator, Mysterious Fashioniest.


The interview asked, “What’s one fashion trend you dislike? He said, “Skirt; men that wears skirts. I will never wear the skirt. Except if I am offered half a million or a million dollars [laughs

Source: Dailypost

In other news – Junior Pope not buried by river bank – Police

The Anambra State Police Command says the remains of Nollywood star, John Paul Odonwodo, popularly called Junior Pope, were not among those buried by the bank of the Anam River. The Command’s spokesman, SP Ikenga Tochukwu, made the clarification on Sunday, stating that only three of the deceased families agreed that the victims be buried by the riverside.

John Paul Odonwodo


He noted that after the burial of the three, one of the families came back to exhume the remains of their daughter for a befitting burial in her country home.Ikenga added that the corpse of Junior Pope was deposited at a morgue. Read more

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