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Polls: Police confirm arrest of PDP reps member with $498,100 in Rivers

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Polls: Police confirm arrest of PDP reps member with $498,100 in Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of Hon Chinyere Igwe, member representing Port Harcourt II Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives for alleged vote buying.

 

 

 

 

 

Polls: Police confirm arrest of PDP reps member with $498,100 in Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a statement, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe Koko, confirmed that the lawmaker who is seeking reelection was nabbed with a cash sum of $498,100.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also recovered, according to the police, was a list for distribution of the money.

 

 

 

 

Polls: Police confirm arrest of PDP reps member with $498,100 in Rivers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igwe, is a supporter of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She said the AIG in charge of election in the state, Abutu Yaro, has ordered swift interrogation and prosecution of the lawmaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The police also encouraged members of the pubic to give vital information to the police.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vote buying has been a major challenge in Nigeria’s elections. Anti-graft agencies have vowed to crack down on politicians seeking to induce voters during the 2023 elections.

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Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai’s Army Modernization Efforts

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Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai’s Army Modernization Efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That In a seminar organized by the Tukur Buratai Research Centre (TBRC), Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai (rtd) emphasized the crucial role of traditional leaders in contributing to the security of Nigeria. Recognizing that traditional leaders have the eyes and ears of the people, Gen Buratai highlighted the importance of information and intelligence in addressing security challenges. He stressed the need for traditional leaders to support the government’s security architecture and ensure the safety of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai's Army Modernization Efforts

 

 

 

 

 

The seminar, which was held as part of the ongoing TBRC leadership retreat, focused on the theme of traditional institutions and contemporary security challenges in Nigeria. Gen Buratai underscored the significance of collective efforts in mitigating security threats, emphasizing that security is essential for societal development. Without security, progress and growth would be significantly hindered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The retreat aimed to build closer ties and cooperation among traditional leaders to foster unity and address security concerns collectively. Gen Buratai expressed confidence in the traditional leaders’ ability to fulfill their role in promoting peace and security in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai's Army Modernization Efforts

 

 

 

During the seminar, His Royal Highness the Emir of Zazzau, H.E Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, CFR, emphasized the prevalent issue of insecurity in Nigeria. He called on traditional rulers to prioritize the preservation and promotion of traditional institutions, as well as to act with fairness, transparency, and integrity. Emphasizing the need for collaboration with various stakeholders, including government bodies and the private sector, the Emir highlighted the importance of peace, stability and security in achieving political and economic development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ameer of Birnin Gwari, HRH Zubair Jibril Maigwari II, commended the transformational journey of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of General Buratai in Dr. Jibril’s book, which provides a detailed analysis of the Nigerian Army’s advancements during General Buratai’s tenure, was officially presented during the seminar. The book serves as a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and military enthusiasts interested in understanding the evolution of one of Africa’s prominent armed forces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ameer of Birnin Gwari Commends General Buratai's Army Modernization Efforts

 

 

 

In conclusion, the retreat and seminar emphasized the indispensable role of traditional leadership in promoting peace, stability, Security and national unity in Nigeria. Traditional leaders were acknowledged as essential bridges between the country’s cultural heritage and its aspirations for a secure and prosperous future. Their wisdom and cultural knowledge are crucial in mobilizing communities and promoting peaceful coexistence. Furthermore, traditional leaders contribute significantly to preserving Nigeria’s cultural identity and fostering social cohesion. The seminar urged the support and collaboration of all stakeholders to create a safe and thriving Nigeria for all its citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tukur Buratai Research Centre and the ongoing leadership retreat highlighted the importance of traditional institutions, security challenges, and the modernization efforts of the Nigerian Army. As Nigeria continues to face complex threats and challenges, it is essential to utilize the wisdom and influence of traditional leaders to promote peace, stability and Security throughout the nation.

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

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Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global News Reports That The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, in the 2023 elections, says the federal government is more interested in milking a dying economy through the introduction of the cybersecurity levy.

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity levy: FG more interested in milking dying economy, says Peter Obi

 

 

 

In a post on his X account on Wednesday, Obi said the policies implemented by the government not only drive the citizens into poverty but also diminish the country’s competitiveness in the economic environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to Obi, it is unreasonable to expect the struggling citizens of Nigeria to individually finance all government activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The introduction of yet another tax, in the form of Cybersecurity Levy, on Nigerians who are already suffering severe economic distress is further proof that the government is more interested in milking a dying economy instead of nurturing it to recovery and growth,” Obi said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The imposition of a Cybersecurity Levy on bank transactions is particularly sad given that the tax is on the trading capital of businesses and not on their profit hence will further erode whatever is left of their remaining capital, after the impact of the Naira devaluation and high inflation rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It is inconceivable to expect the suffering citizens of Nigeria to separately fund all government activities. Policies such as this impoverish the citizens and make the country’s economic environment less competitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“At a time when the government should be reducing taxes to curb inflation, the government is instead introducing new taxes. And when did the office of the NSA become a revenue-collecting center?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“And why should that purely national security office receive returns on a specific tax as stated in the new cybersecurity law?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On May 6, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed banks and other financial institutions to implement a 0.5 percent cybersecurity levy on electronic transfers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBN said the policy would take effect in two weeks and charges would be described as a ‘Cybersecurity Levy’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The apex bank said the charges would be remitted to the national cyber security fund, administered by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

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TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The TY Buratai Humanity Care Foundation has recently expressed jubilation and gratitude towards President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his approval of a significant salary increase ranging between 25% and 35% for civil servants on the remaining six Consolidated Salary Structures. Additionally, the Foundation also applauded the President for approving a pay rise for pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme (DBS). This announcement was made in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Foundation, Amb Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani Sadaukin Garkuwan Keffi and Betara of Biu.

 

 

 

 

 

TY BURATAI HUMANITY CARE FOUNDATION CELEBRATES WORKERS; SALUTES PRESIDENT TINUBU’S SALARY INCREASE APPROVAL

 

 

 

 

The statement highlighted the Foundation’s Grand Patron, His Excellency, Ambassador Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) CFR, former Chief of Army Staff, who expressed confidence in President Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda. The Grand Patron emphasized that the salary increase would undoubtedly bring smiles back to Nigerian workers, acknowledging their relentless dedication to the nation’s progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai further stated that the salary and pension increase are a step in the right direction and hope for more increases in the nearest future in order to further cushion the inflationary trend in the economy on the workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, General Buratai urged the public to rally behind President Tinubu’s administration, expressing concern over prevalent issues such as fuel scarcity and the escalating prices of goods in the market. Despite the Naira’s appreciation against the dollar, the Grand Patron noted that these economic challenges persist, calling for solidarity and support from all citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Buratai extended his heartfelt salute to Nigerian workers for their unwavering sacrifices towards the nation’s prosperity. Their dedication and commitment do not go unnoticed, and their efforts are instrumental in shaping a brighter future for all.

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