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Top 10 News Stories In Nigeria Today! [26/01/2016]

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=>  Tinubu’s Wife Criticizes Buhari: “Expected Change Is Not Being Experienced -Naij.com

The wife of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress
(APC) Senator Remi Tinubu has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari’s
government during the Senate plenary today, January 26.
Tinubu’s wife said that the change now experienced by Nigerians is not what was expected.
The
senator also stated that the Buhari’s administration will incur the
wrath of women if something is not done to improve the allocation to the
women’s affair ministry.
Mrs.Tinubu also accused the government of abandoning women in IDPs.
Buhari’s ministerial list of 36 nominees has only six women. Five are from the North and one from the Southwest.
The
gender picture in former president Goodluck Jonathan’s administration
was by far better. He had more than 10 ministers in his cabinet.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> Dead bodies discovered in foundation of Enugu church building [PHOTOS] – Dailypost

Church building with humans built with the foundation in enugu002
The report credited to Dailypost, gathered that there was chaos and
tears yesterday evening at Ugwuaji, along Enugu Port-Harcourt Express
road, when human parts and almost fresh dead bodies were discovered in
an uncompleted building.
Residents in the area are pointing accusing fingers on the new church
located close to the scene. One of those who were at the scene described
the act as “wicked and the most inhuman action I have seen in my entire life.” He said:
“I was traveling when I saw the crowd there and had to stop. This is
wickedness of the highest order. Accusing fingers are being pointed at a
particular new church along that road; I don’t know who did this; but I
must say that the wicked will never go unpunished. People no longer
value human lives; for whatever purpose this was done, it is heart
breaking.”

READ FULL NEWS….

 => Oil Crash: Nigeria Producing At $5 Per Barrel Loss -Vanguard
     
LAGOS — As oil prices continue on the downward slide, Nigerian oil firms
may be producing at up to $5/barrel loss, as average production costs
for independent and marginal field producers is between $30 and
$35/barrel.
Oil prices, yesterday, resumed their free fall, with
Brent crude, similar to Nigeria’s sweet crude grade, falling 2.6 per
cent to $31.34 a barrel following a 10 per cent rise on Friday, while
U.S. oil shed 95 cents to $31.24.
To compound the producers’
woes, a significant proportion of what is produced is lost to oil
thieves and pipeline vandals, which they insist are even more dangerous
than the bearish run oil prices
Industry chiefs, who spoke
exclusively with Vanguard on phone, argued that the turbulence in the
international oil market deserves urgent attention.
Specifically,
they insisted that the Federal Government needs to be talking with
Nigerian producers very fast, if it must save indigenous companies from
running aground and plunging the economy into deeper crisis than it is
in already.READ FULL NEWS

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»  FG To Earn N2.5b Daily From N50 Bank Charge – Theguardian

OVER 50 million active accounts in the banking sector will be enlisted
in the new revenue drive of the Federal Government with the takeoff of
the N50 stamp duty on financial transactions.
The Central Bank of
Nigeria (CBN) has already communicated the commencement of the N50
stamp duty deduction on receipt of financial value of N1000 and above
from bank accounts to financial institutions.
However, only
transfers from personal account to another personal account, both at the
same bank or another bank are exempted from the charge.
With
the act already in force, there are projections that the total number
of direct cash lodgements in various accounts in banks, the transfer of
cash arising from Point of Sale, Automated Teller Machines and mobile
money transactions, among others, may hit 50 million in volume per day,
with an estimated value of about N2.5 billion daily.
READ FULL NEWS 

 => Jonathan gave Dasuki campaign funds -Vanguard
 – With President Buhari Nigerians are in for a one chance bus

 – The money that Dasuki received were not for arms purchase

 – Assessment of the Adams Oshiomhole administration

Colonel Sambo Dasuki and former president Goodluck Jonathan

Tony Aziegbemi, the member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo
state, in the interview to the Vanguard explains why ex-president
Goodluck Jonathan trusted campaign funds to his National Security
Adviser Sambo Dasuki.

Politician, who served two terms in the House of Representatives,
dismissed the issue of arms scandal and gives his assessment of the
administration in Edo state.

Aziegbemi stated that with President Muhammadu Buhari at the helm of
affairs in this country, Nigerians are in for a one chance bus.
READ FULL NEWS….

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 => New viral disease rivals Ebola, Lassa fever – Punch
However, barely 24 hours after WHO’s declaration, the organisation
made another announcement that there was a new probable case. The new
case was in Sierra Leone and it came 43 days after the last known case.
It was a sad report but the WHO, Center for Disease Control and all
concerned authorities got to work.

Though Nigeria had promptly fought the war against Ebola when it
found its way in, the country had started battling other
life-threatening diseases almost immediately. The Avian Influenza,
commonly known as Bird flu became the next headache. Though it is
typically a poultry disease, the strain N5H1 found in Nigeria can be
transmitted to humans. Then, as if that wasn’t enough Lassa fever,
another type of viral haemorrhagic disease, reared its head. This time
monkeys are not the key carriers as in the case of Ebola, but rats.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> BreakingNewsLassa fever: Ogun puts undergraduate, 18 others under watch – Punch
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta

Ogun State Government said on Tuesday that it has placed 19 people
including a female undergraduate of Federal University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta under watch for Lassa fever.

=> Pupils Sit And Lie On Floor In Akwa-Ibom Communities’ Schools – Vanguard

OYOKU ASANG—PUPILS reluctantly recline and sit on the floor in
ramshackle classrooms to learn at public primary schools in Oyoku Asang
and Okisu communities, Okobo Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State
because of the state government’s inability to provide them adequate
chairs, benches and other basic education requirements. Uncomfortable
parents/guardians are pulling out their children/wards in their numbers
from the ramshackle public primary schools, citing unspeakable
infrastructure decay and neglect by the state government.
Findings
by Niger Delta Voice showed that pupils, indeed, sit down on bare floor
to be taught at Government Primary School, Oyoku Asang, due to lack of
chairs, while teachers deployed to the schools by government typically
abandon their posting. We also learned that the Government Primary
School, Oyoku, has only one decrepit block of four classrooms forcing
primary four and five pupils to squeeze themselves into one classroom.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> Nigeria, Iran Clash Over OPEC Emergency Meeting – Leadership
With the global economy reeling from plunging oil prices occasioned by
massive over production, Nigeria, a key member of the Organisation of
Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which depends hugely on oil
revenue for its foreign exchange, has requested an emergency meeting to
discuss steps to possibly cut down oil production and prop up oil
prices.
But Nigeria’s call has been opposed by Iran, another
prominent OPEC member, which claimed that the time is not yet right for
such an intervention.
Minister of state for petroleum resources,
Dr Ibe Kachikwu, made the call for an OPEC emergency while speaking at a
panel session at the ongoing World Economic Forum at Davos,
Switzerland, adding Nigeria’s voice to those of OPEC members, such as
Venezuela, that are requesting an emergency meeting of the oil-producing
nations to address the current oil crisis. 
READ FULL NEWS….

=> Forex restriction: Nigeria loses 50% cargoes to Cotonou port – TheNation

The Shippers` Association Lagos State on Tuesday said 50 per cent of
cargoes meant for Nigerian ports were being diverted to Cotonou port as a
result of the Central Bank `s forex restriction on some imported items.

The President of the association, Mr Jonathan Nicol made the
disclosure while speaking in an interview with the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

He said that many Nigerian shippers had diverted their cargoes to the
ports in the Republic of Benin since the policy started, adding that
there were less restrictions on imports in the West African country.
READ FULL NEWS….

=> Photos Of  The lady Olisa Metuh gave $2m Surfaces Online– Naij.com
Meet beautiful lady Olisa Metuh gave $2mMeet beautiful lady Olisa Metuh gave $2m
The further investigation into $2bn arms purchase fraud revealed
that Olisa Metuh, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman gave
part of looted money to a so-called Wealth manager at ‘ARM company.’
The given money were reportedly meant to change to naira and invest on behalf of Metuh’s Destra Investments Limited.

Nneka Araraume, a staff of the Asset and Resource Management Company
Limited, testified to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) that she received $2 million in cash from Olisa Metuh on December
2, 2014.

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