210,000 Chinese officials Punished for corruption

210,00 Chinese officials have been prosecuted for corruption, in the first half of 2017.

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This disclosure was made by in a statement by the Central Commission  for Discipline Inspection(CCDI).

According to the statement anti-corruption institutions  received 1.31 million complaints and  opened 260, 000 cases this year.Read more……

 

Aregbesola Should Pay Our Pension Arrears From Paris Club Refund-Osun Pensioners

Pensioners in Osun state have threatened to make the state ungovernable if the state Government does not pay their  pensions ans allowances.

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The retirees issued the threat on Wednesday through the Chairman 2011/2012 Forum of Pensioners, Comrade Omoniyi Ilesanmi,  during a  protest at the entrance to the state secretariat at Abere, Osogbo, prevented workers and top government functionaries form entering the secretariat.

“We are the people who worked diligently after the creation of Osun State. Aregbesola should use the N6.3billion Paris loan refund he just got to pay us our pension and allowance, otherwise he would find this state ungovernable”, Comrade Ilesanmi  warned.

The placard carrying pensioners chanted anti-Government songs while disrupting vehicular movement along the  Owode end of the Gbongan-Ibadan expressway.

The Osun state Government is  yet to offset  pensions and allowances for over a year as a result of the shortfall in the monthly allocation to the state from the Federal Government.

Ebonyi Govt To Close Down Private Schools Without Operating Licenses

The Ebony state Government has declared that it will close down any private school in the state which does not have the approved license.

This declaration was made on Monday by the State Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke in Abakaliki.

“It is the license that you validly secure from the ministry of education as a school proprietor that qualifies you to open and operate a school in the state.

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“We are not in a lawless state. There is law and order which moderate the behavior and actions of individuals.

“It is therefore against the law of the state to establish and operate any school, including nursery, primary and secondary, without an enabling license issued by the ministry,”

“School business is not like the normal business where the owner has a mindset of profit maximization. It goes beyond that”, Prof Eke concluded.

“The school is a place for character moulding where the totality of the life of the child including the mental, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural aspects, are shaped.

“That is why we are being careful while screening applications for issuance of operating licenses for prospective school proprietors.

“We also carry out periodic review through monitoring and evaluation of schools to ensure that they are complying with the set standards,” he said.

Police Should Only Mount Necessary Road Blocks-Zimbabwe Home Affairs Minister

 Zimbabwe’s Home Affairs Minister and his Deputy have called on the Police to reduce the road blocks on the country’s roads.

They made this call while appearing before  a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development.

Chombo stated that his Ministry had recommended that the road blocks be reduced to four per province, beginning from the end of June.

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“We have told the Commissioner General of Police to reduce or remove all unnecessary roadblocks and leave the necessary ones,” Chombo said.

Towing the argument of his Boss, Chombo’s Deputy maintained that road blocks were only necessary to  curb crimes such as drugs and human trafficking.

“These are the core aspects of the police. These other things were being done on behalf of the Vehicle Inspection Department. There is no need for the police to check on fitness of vehicles and the route (for commuter omnibuses),” he told the parliamentary committee.

 

Some of Our Members Possess Fake Cerificates-Oyo TUC Chairman

Trade unions in Oyo state will not be able to defend will not be able to defend their members with fake certificates.

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This declaration was made by the Chairman  Public Service Joint Negotiating Council, who doubles as the Chairman of the state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC)Comrade Olusola Ogundiran, in a chat with Federationews2day in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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”Any worker  who is been owed salaries has the right to agitate and feel uncomfortable, and with that if information is not adequate, it gives room for insinuations. But what I want to tell our workers is that since the screening began we have not kept quiet and we know and we also agree that we cannot stop  our employer from  determining the quality and quantity of the workers it needs. So, with that in mind, we actually tag along with the Government to screen and, unfortunately some of our members did not allow us to fight this case straightforward because in actual fact and truthfully, some of our members possess fake certificates, with which they gained employment”.

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”We have met Government and the Government has agreed that once an individual knows that he or she was wrongfully alleged, one can vilify one’s self, by approaching the institution  that warded the certificate and explaining to them that the certificate issued has been alleged to be forged. So once the institution clears this, all well and good. A  lot of them have been let off the hook and have been reintegrated back into the payroll of the state Government”.

”Be that as it may, some also possess fake certificates which we cannot vouch for and that is a dent on the image of the workers of the state and that one has actually not given us the voice to accuse the Government on if the exercise is a witch hunt or delay tactics. But I want to correct one impression, the screening exercise that is going on, although it has taken long, is not a lay off exercise, it is a screening exercise”.

Comrade Ogundiran also disclosed that the state Government was still expecting allocation from Abuja that was why it was yet to pay salaries up to May. ”I can tell you that had it been  the additional funds been expected from Abuja has come, the state Government has shown its readiness and willingness to defray the salary arrears up till May, but unfortunately, that has not been. So, as at now we are still expecting salaries for the month of March it should have been done too, but we were rightly briefed that the Honorable Commissioner for Finance was a little bit indisposed, so the approval of the salaries is yet to come  from Mr. Governor, but hopefully before the week runs out workers will begin to receive alert for the month of March”, he concluded.

Nigerians Look up To Govt As Zambian President Declares State of Emergency to Protect Lives and Property

In Nigeria, several incidents have occurred which no doubt have endangered the lives of innocent citizens.

However, Government, in its wisdom, has responded to such incidents within its capacity and ability.

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Nigerians are patiently expecting the Government to do more to ensure the safety of lives and property in different parts of the country.

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Several lives have been lost and properties running into millions of Naira lost.

Interestingly, in the Zambia, the President, Edgar Lungu, with the invocation of  Article 31  of the country’s constitution,  declared a state of Emergency in a nationwide broadcast in the electronic media.

President Lungu maintained that this was the only option, in the face of threats to lives and property.

“There is no doubt perpetrators of this act is to make the country ungovernable. As President, I will not tolerate this lawlessness,” the President stressed.

The President spoke after fire destroyed Lusaka’s city market.

Court Orders Govt to Make Public Names of Treasury Looters and Amount Looted

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A Federal High court sitting in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to make public the names of  high profile public office holders  who have forfeited public funds to the government.

The court also ordered the Government to disclose the  the exact amount recovered  and the circumstance leading to the recovery.

This was the judgement on Wednesday of Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari  in  a Freedom of Information suit number: FHC/CS/964/2016 filed by the  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).

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Justice Shagari noted that ” “the Federal Government has a legally binding obligations to tell Nigerians the names of all suspected looters of the public treasury past and present”.

In addition, Justice Shagari  granted the undermentioned  reliefs:

A DECLARATION that by virtue of the provisions of Section 4 (a) of the Freedom of Information Act 2011, the Defendants are under a binding legal obligation to provide the Plaintiff with up to date information relating to the following:

To widely disseminate including on a dedicated website information about the names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered since May 2015
The circumstances under which stolen public funds were returned

SERAP is now processing a certified true copy of the judgment.

Decision of Igbo Leaders A Good Omen For Nigeria-Vice Chairman, Ezendigbo in Diaspora(South)

The Governors and leaders of thought  of the South East Geo-Political zone  have been commended for adopting a definite position on the raging debate between the people and their leaders on the contentious issue of secession and restructuring.

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This commendation was given  on Tuesday in a chat with Federationews2day in Ibadan, Nigeria by the  the Ezendigbo nala Ibadan and Oyo state, who doubles as the Vice Chairman, Ezendigbo in Diaspora(South), Eze(Dr.)Alex Anozie, .

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”It  is a very good omen for our country, Nigeria.  I commend them for that bold step they have taken, these are people who have seen Nigeria both in the night and in the day, these are people who have seen the war, many of them even fought the war, many of them were in the battle field, and they saw war and what war means. So, everything that can be done to avoid war, I think I support it, so, I commend them for been courageous enough, despite whatever, whatever our youths may want to think about them or the way they may want to frown at their action, I commend them, it was a good move. I support it, and their stand, we must shed blood no more in Nigeria”.

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”We do not want to lose lives any longer, be it the life of Onye Igbo, or Yoruba or Hausa, or any Nigerian, even non Nigerians. So, whatever peaceful sacrifice anyone or group can make, let us go ahead to make such sacrifice, in order to have peace in our country, I think it is worth it. I am appealing to everyone to show understanding. And I am also appealing to those who are fund of doing the wrong thing in Nigeria, to please begin to do things the right way, in order to allow frayed nerves to calm down”.

”I am sure it is the stand of the majority of people of Igbo extraction, who have seen things and things in Nigeria. If restructuring is allowed to have its way, most of the problems would have been taken care of. So, we are still within the confines of one Nigeria, with restructuring, marginalization will minimize, injustice will minimize, killings here and there will minimize, corruption will minimize, and agitations here and these will fizzle out, because all the zones will put machinery in motion towards eradicating these social vices within their zones. So, it is a very good omen for our country, Nigeria”, Eze Dr. Anozie concluded.

Raid On Namadi Sambo’s Home : Security Agencies Have Clandestine Intentions-Former VP

Former VP’s  home has been raided five times in 6 months

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Namadi  Sambo has described  continued raids on his residence in Kaduna, as acts of desperate attempts by security agencies to frame him up.

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According to a statement issued and signed  by the former Vice President’s media aide, Sani Umar,  the incessant raids on the building which does not have any occupants presently, ”speaks volumes  of the clandestine intentions of the security operatives”

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“In the late afternoon of Wednesday, the 28th of June 2017, the Alimi Road, Kaduna, un-occupied residence of the former vice president, Arc Mohammed Namadi Sambo, GCON, was invaded by security operatives armed with a search warrant, who conducted a forensic search of the entire residence.

“Initially, we were at a loss as to their identity but later discovered that they were operatives from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC. This raid brings to five the number of times the residence was searched within a period of six months and on each occasion valuable fittings were deliberately destroyed”.

“It is worthy of note to state that no such brazen attempts were made at any point, either at his Link Road Kaduna residence, or his Abuja apartment, which he presently occupies”.

“As the visit of the operatives was unscheduled, the reasons for the search were not specifically stated. However, the outcome of the search was made known. At the end of the whole exercise, the officers who carried out the search were satisfied that nothing incriminating was found”.

“The recent desperation exhibited by some security agencies in carrying out a raid on an unoccupied residence blocking all entry and exit points, in a commando-style and coming along with a bullion van speaks volume about the clandestine intention of the security operatives. It is therefore worrisome to note that the consistency with which the searches occurred, and the intervals between them portrays a desire of a fault-finding mission. We are apprehensive that a repeat of such episode will not be surprising if an incriminating object is planted in his residence in order to willfully and deliberately incriminate him”.

“It is against this background that we wish to draw the attention of the unsuspecting members of the public to this phenomenon. The desperation of some of the security agencies is glaring, by the number of times such searches were conducted and still counting. We hope it is not a way to try to give a dog a bad name in order to hang it”, the statement concluded.

Mambila Violence : Blame Political Class for the Crisis-Army

The Nigerian Army has  blamed political office holders  for the recent  violence  on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba state, Nigeria, between the Fulani and Mambilla Ethnic groups.

This was the submission of the Brigade Commander of the 23 Brigade, Yola, Bello Mohammed,  over the weekend at Gembu,  Sarduana Local Government, Taraba state.

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Mohammed insisted that prominent political office holders and politicians played influential roles in the crisis.

”No member of the National  or state House of Assembly has come home, despite the fact that they would have assisted in controlling their people”, Mohammed declared.

However in a statement by the  Media aide of the state Governor, Dairus  Ishaku,  Emmanuel Bello, the  state Governor, the state Governor urged the people of the state to embrace peace.

”In Taraba State, all human lives are precious to us. That is why Governor Ishaku keeps pushing for peace. That’s even his mantra: he says, ‘give me peace and I would give you development’; he is too refined, too peace loving to engage in any kind of bloodletting or encourage such. The governor is a very civilised man of the world who has interacted with various segments,” the statement concluded.