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Naija News Now Nigeria 247 Latest Update Today September 2017

Naija News Now Nigeria 247 Latest Update Today September 2017

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Things happen in the country and many people are left informed because probably they are use to only one or two sources of information and that particular happening wasn’t reported by the information hub they are used to. had decided to bring to you today, the top 21 latest Nigerian news.

1. Anambra gov poll won’t be postponed, says INEC :

The Independent National Electoral Commission has confirmed yesterday that the upcoming Anambra election will hold on the scheduled date, November 18. The statement was made by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Nkwachukwu Orji, who also added that postponing it will only add to the expenses of the commission. Punch.

2. NNPC begins oil search in Sokoto Basin :

The Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation has said that it has begun the search for oil in Sokoto state. The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, was tipped off when he paid a visit to the cooperation’s office in Abuja. A representative added that progress is being made, and very soon, drilling will commence. Punch.

3. CBN funding of FG excessive, says Salami :

Doyin Sakami who is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria is providing the Federal Government too much of money. He expressed his concern over the issue stating that both the Central Bank and Federal Government think things will work out this way, but he does not think so. Punch.

4. Petrol price fail to crash despite Kachikwu’s assurances :

Following the removal of subsidy on May 11, 2016, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, made a public statement where he stated that the price of petrol will drop significantly in a matter of six to eight months. However, six to eight months have passed, and there haven’t been any significant decrease. To make it worse, recent data gathered have predicted that the price of petrol will rather rise in a matter of months. Punch.

5. EFCC probes Akpabio for alleged N1.4bn bank gift, A’Ibom kicks :

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun to probe former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Godswill Akpabio, over a N1.4 Billion transaction which the commission considered fraudulent. Furthermore, EFFC has written to important personalities of the state as well as the bank, but all parties involved refused to respond to the letter sent to them. Punch.

6. Health workers begin indefinite strike today :

The Joint Health Sector Union has commenced an indefinite strike today after the federal government refused to respond to their plea. The union stated that it demanded the adjustment of salary structure, changing of retirement age from 60 to 65, among others. However, the union sent the government series of warning strikes before they finally decide to commence an indefinite strike. Punch.

7. Kano Govt uncovers N12.7m salary fraud :

Kano State Government has uncovered a salary fraud amount to N12.7 million from two important areas of the state. This fraud was uncovered after an investigation was conducted by the state government, and involved officers are under probation. Punch.

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8. NANS urges FG, NASU, SSANU to shift ground

Following the call-off of the three weeks strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) refused to resume work. However, the apathy has generated concern among students which prompted the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) into pleading with FG, NASU, SSANU. Vanguard.

9. APC, PDP promise to support youth candidature :

The People Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have both promised to give support to youths who wish to participate in politics. It was stated that according to the constitution, once the legal age has been attained by a person, they have the right to vote and be voted for, hence they are both ready to support interested youths. Vanguard.

10. We have no issues with NLC — Kogi Govt

Kogi State government has voiced out against a rumour circulating that the state government has issues with the congress. A statement was made by the Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, who stated that the congress should verify information rather than acting on them without knowing how true they are. Vanguard.

11. Produce Kanu within 7 days, IPOB tells FG, S/East govs :

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, have given the federal government and the South East government 7 days to produce their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The warning was made by a member of the group who was identified as Powerful. Powerful stated that their leader and some other IPOB members were kidnapped by the Nigerian army some days ago with no genuine reason. Vanguard.

12. Okorocha is a disappointment — ECA

The Secretary of ECA, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, has reacted to the statement made by iconic Chief Rochas Okorocha. Chief Rochas Okorocha accused the Igbos of playing the worst politics in the country. In reaction to his statement, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko stated that Okorocha is a disappointment to his people as he failed to understand their struggle. Vanguard.

13. Gov Ayade takes Joy Odama’s murder case to President Buhari :

The governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, has vowed to take Joy Odama’s murder case to President Buhari. About 6 months ago, Joy Odama was murdered by an unknown personality. Unfortunately, the police have been unable to make serious progress with the investigation which is what made the governor vow to forward the case to the president. Vanguard.

14. Gov. Wike urges NGE to assess RSG’s developmental strides

The governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has urged the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) to asses the development of the state over the past two years. The governor who was proud of his work so far, stated that the assessment will serve as an evidence to show how much transformation have been done over the past two years. Vanguard.

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15. NCC Remits N133.4bn to Federation Account in Two Years :

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has made it known that in only two years, the commission has been able to remit about N133.4 Billion to the federal government. According to a representative of the commission, the commissions’s primary responsibility is not to remit money to the government, the funds remitted only show how much progress they have made. This Day Live.

16. Owerri Community Demands N100bn Compensation for Eke Ukwu Market Demolition :

12 members of Owerri Community, have charged Rochas Okorocha, the state governor, to court after he ordered the demolition of Eke Ukwu market. According to these 12 individuals, the court ordered the state governor not to demolish the market, but he did. Chief Unoruka Udechukwu (SAN), stated that the act carried out by the governor is against the law, hence a compensation of N100 Billion should be paid. This Day Live.

17. Senator Sani: Selfish Politicians Behind Calls for Buhari to Contest in 2019 :

The Chairman Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Senator Sanni, has condemned majority of Nigerian politicians who are urging President Buhari to run for the presidential post in 2019. Senator Sanni stated that these politicians are only doing so because of their ploticical interest, not because of love for the country. This Day Live.

18. Dangote: We Should Pray Oil Prices Stay Low :

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has stated that Nigerians should pray oil price remains low. Stating the reason behind his statement, Dangote said that Nigeria is depending too much on oil for its revenue, and this is affecting the country greatly. He probed further, stating that if the price of oil stays low, the country will be forced to focus on agriculture. This Day Live.

19. Olubadan Charges Oyo State Governor To Court :

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has charged the governor of Oyo State to court after the governor coroneted 21 Obas. According to the Olauban of Ibadan, the coronation of the new Obas by the state governor is against the law of the state as the governor has no right to do such. This Day Live.

20. Group Demands Disclosure of Buhari’s Medical Expenses :

The Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI), has demanded the disclosure of President Muhammed Buhari’s medical expenses. This group stated that they have the right to such information, hence all concerned parties should provide them the information. This Day Live.

21. Peter Obi: I Never Demanded N7bn from Obiano

The former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has condemned the people who accused him of demanding N7 Billion from the present governor. Peter Obi backed his disclaimer, stating that he left over N75 billion with the state government, and if he ever had the intention to steal, he would have done that before he left his post as the governor. This Day Live.

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