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FG to Commence N75,000 Cash Payment to 75m Nigerians

Minister of Finance, Wale Edun has said the federal government has restarted the provision of conditional direct N75,000 cash transfers to 75 million Nigerians to tackle the impact of inflation. The Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Wale Edun, announced this at the ministerial sectoral briefing to mark the first year in office of the President Bola Tinubu administration in Abuja. He noted that the beneficiaries of the social investment scheme are 15 million households nationwide. Edun who is the chairman of the Presidential Panel of Social Investment programme explained that the cash transfer will improve the living standard of Nigerians in the immediate term.

INEC: CVR Commences In Edo, Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the commencement of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in 397 centres of Edo and Ondo State, ahead of the governorship elections scheduled for 21 September, 2024 and 16 November, 2024 respectively. This was made known on Monday by Sam Olumekun, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairperson, Information and Voter Education Committee.

BREAKING: Gov. Abba Orders Arrest Of Dethroned Kano Emir

Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf has ordered the arrest of dethroned Kano Emir Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero. Bayero, whose whereabouts have been unknown since he was sacked on Thursday, arrived the ancient city on Saturday with a crowd of supporters receiving him at the airport. But as soon as he arrived, Governor Yusuf ordered the immediate arrest of the deposed Monarch.

Soludo Dismisses 21 LG Transition Chairmen

The Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has dismissed all transition committee chairmen across the 21 local government areas of the state. This is contained in a letter titled ‘Expiration of tenure and handover to Heads of Local Government Administrations (HLGAs),’ dated May 17, 2024, and signed by the state Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Collins Nwabunwanne. The order takes effect from Monday, May 20, 2024. The letter read, “Following the expiration of your tenure as Transition Committee Chairman, you are hereby directed to handover the affairs of your Local Government Council to the Head of Local Government Administration (HLGA), in your respective Local Government Councils.

Kano Emir Tussle: Sanusi Holds Maiden Palace Court

The 16th Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Sunday, presided over the first emirate council meeting of district heads and senior traditional council members at the Gidan Rumfa palace. The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finally assumed the superior responsibility of the emirate by presiding over the maiden edition of the expanded council meeting after his reinstatement on Friday by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

SERAP Sues 36 Governors, Wike over Failure to Account for FAAC Allocations

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s 36 governors and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, “over their failure to account for the spending of trillions of FAAC allocations collected by their states and the FCT since 1999.” The suit followed reports that the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed N1.123 trillion to the federal, state, and local governments for March 2024. They shared N1.208 trillion in April. States collected N398.689 billion in March, while they collected N403.403 billion in April.
In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/666/2024, filed last Friday, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, SERAP asked the court to “direct and compel the governors and Mr Wike to publish spending details of the FAAC allocations collected by their states and the FCT since 1999 including the list and locations of projects executed with the money.

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