Rochas Okorocha Calls For The Introduction of ‘Happiness 101’ Into The Educational Curriculum
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has called for the introduction of ‘Happiness 101’ as a course of study into the nation’s educational curriculum.
This according to him is against the backdrop that a research has discovered that 89% of Nigerians are unhappy.
Okorocha, while fielding an Interview with Vanguard, said these facts are what made him swing into action by establishing the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment in Imo State.
He thereby advised that the Ministry of Happiness should be established by all governments even before any other ministry as it is very key.
Okorocha said: “I am elected governor to guarantee the happiness of the people. Even the American constitution was created for the pursuit of happiness.
“I have realised that 89 percent of Nigerians are not happy.
“The ministry of happiness is the number one ministry that every government in the world should establish before establishing any other ministry because it reflects the essence of life, the essence of government.
“Some went to research on it only to discover they have it in Dubai and other countries. Even my own type of happiness is more spiritual and in-depth than those ones.
“In fact, there should be a course in the primary, secondary and even university called Happiness.
“Yes, Happiness 101. You know why? Because, sometimes, you can be rich and not happy.”
Jones Abiri: How Buhari Led FG, Charges Activist And Journalist On Terrorism
The Federal Government of Nigeria under the command of President Mohammadu Buhari apprehend Jones Abiri, who happened to be a Journalist, and he is charged with three offences, namely, terrorism, fraud and economic sabotage. The Journalist was charged on the three counts on Wednesday as reported by his legal advisor, Samuel Ogala, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered the fact why Mr. Jones was charged with terrorism and it is as a result of the court reports that states that he blackmailed the officials at Agip and Shell through text message to meet his requests, otherwise he would be left with no choice to blow off their oil installations
He was also charged for ordering sets of crooks who called themselves activists to vandalize the Bayelsa state oil pipelines. The period reported for committing the offences is as of date back between the month of June to July of 2016.
Mr Jones Abiri was arrested by the Bayelsa state security service and he spent two years in their custody without charging him to the court of law. Immediately he was released, the charges were then brought against him some months later.
Mr Jones pleaded not guilty of the offences and said that he was only haunted for his journalism work that brings to the limelight the corrupt conducts of oil companies and the intervention of the Federal Government in the Niger Delta region. The media rights advocates have taken his matter up and have requested that all sort of court charges be nullified.
FAAC Allocates The Sum Of N616.19bn In The Month Of April (DETAILS)
The NIGERIA NEWS gathered that the three tiers of government, Federal, State, and Local government have been allocated proportionally the sum of 616.19 billion naira by the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, in the month of April.
The allocation is done from the Federation account on Tuesday and the report was made known during the meeting of FAAC committee at the Ministry of Finance headquarter.
The statement disclosing the information of how the allocation for the month of April was distributed was signed by Mohammed Usman who is the Acting Accountant-General of FAAC.
The statement revealed the gross statutory revenue for March and April to be 518.91 billion naira and 446.64 billion naira respectively. The statement further revealed that there is an increment in Import Duty and Companies Income Tax and Petroleum Profit Tax while Export Duty and Oil royalty decrease between the month of March and April.
The statement details that the FAAC allocation for April is mainly gotten from the statutory revenue and the Value Added Tax, VAT as there is an immense increase in VAT between the month of March and April.
However, the Federal, State and Local governments were allocated 253.91 billion naira, 168.015 billion naira and 126.27 billion naira respectively after the deduction of the cost of revenue collection to the agency is deducted. Moreso, about 46.35 billion naira is given to the state producing oil in accordance with the 13 percent deduction unit.
The Federal, State and Local government received 13.89 billion naira, 46.31 billion naira, and 32.41 billion naira respectively from the VAT income of about 96.4 billion naira.
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