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Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Police IG, Wike Spoil for War

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Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike appears ready for a fight with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris as the governor insists on empowering the neighbourhood watch corps and allowing them to carry arms.

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Family Of Kidnapped NNPC Retiree Groan Over Victim’s Whereabouts After Five Months

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When four fierce-looking armed men kidnapped 58 year-old father of six, Joshua Asuquo Olugu, from his residence on November 4 last year, little did he know that his ordeal would last so long. Four months after, and still counting, no one is sure if he is still alive in the custody of his captors who took him away in the presence of his wife and children at No. 20 Spatt Avenue , Ekpo Abasi, Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River state.

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“UNICAL, Army Partner On Security

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Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Zana Akpagu has spoken of the institution's commitment to a mutually benefitting partnership with the Nigerian Army, even as he plans to include “security and anti-terrorism studies” to its curriculum.

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Beyond Udom's Curfew In Ukanafun, Etim Ekpo

Akwa Ibom State government recently announced the imposition of a curfew in two local governments of Ukanafun and Etim Ekpo. In making the announcement, the commissioner for information, Charles Udoh made reference to the level of insecurity in the two local governments as reasons for the action.

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Gov Ayade And His Mysterious Budget Template (2)

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This is a state that can hardly raise N1Billion per month as its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), in addition to the backlog of a huge debts profile mostly being serviced at source. Gov Ayade's measure of expanded budget becomes more ridiculous and nauseating when considered from the perspective that most of the State's bank loans are tied to Irrevocable Standing Payment Orders (ISPOs) duly registered with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) with regards to direct deductions from the state's monthly allocation from the Federation Account. These sums up to the fact that Cross River State has a highly depleted monthly revenue allocation from the Federation Account. Besides, in running a deficit budget there is a standard threshold of not more than 3% of GDP that should be applied according to the Fiscal Responsibility Act. Ostensibly, this Act has not been domesticated at the Cross River State level but it could serve as a guiding light in the state's budgetary process.

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