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Of N625bn refunds to Niger Delta, Akwa Ibom, Delta got lion shares – Presidency

Part of the statement read: “According to the figures, under the 13 per cent derivation fund on withdrawal from ECA without deducting derivation from 2004 to 2019, Abia State received N4.8 billion with an outstanding sum of N2.8 billion, Akwa-Ibom received N128 billion with an outstanding sum of N77 billion, Bayelsa with N92.2bn, leaving an outstanding of N55 billion.

Nigerian students call out First Lady Aisha Buhari; threaten nationwide protest

In a statement issued on Thursday, the president of NANS, Usman Barambu, announced plans for a massive protest to be held across the country on Monday, December 5, 2022, to emphasize the students’ demand.

Big win for EFCC as court hands serving senator, YPP guber candidate 42 years in prison

Delivering her judgement at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Thursday, the presiding judge, Justice Agatha Okeke found Senator Akpan guilty on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering and receipt of exotic cars worth two hundred and four million naira (N204m).

By executive orders, Gov Adeleke dethrones traditional rulers, reverses name to Osun State; freezes State accounts

His words: “All policies that are not favourable to the growth of effective local government administration will be reviewed in accordance with the law.

U.K. to employ visa leverage against electoral violence; supported enactment of Nigeria’s electoral law

“And if we understand that an individual has been involved in violence, either directly or through inciting violence, we can use our visa programme to ensure that that person is not allowed to travel to the UK”.

The Earth now has 8 Billion people, U.N. says

There were about 300 million people on Earth two millennia ago, according to the U.N. The population fluctuated in the centuries after that, largely because of plagues and natural disasters. Then the population accelerated, reaching one billion in 1804, four billion in 1974 and seven billion in 2011.

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