Obasanjo Embarked On A Medical Trip To Bayelsa Hospital
Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has paid a visit to a hospital in Bayelsa in order to undergo a routine medical checkup.
This information was revealed by Seriake Henry Dickson, a former governor of the state via his official twitter handle.
Dickson describes the visit as an honour to him and the entire citizens of Bayelsa state.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, Obasanjo in the company of some members of the People’s Democratic Party paid the unscheduled visit to the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital and Diagnostic Center.
In the tweet, Dickson wrote:” Presently with our former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital & Diagnostic Center for his routine check-up. What an honour!”
Presently with our former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Bayelsa Specialist Hospital & Diagnostic Center for his routine check up. What an honor! @benmurraybruce @OfficialPDPNig @realFFK @PremiumTimesng @officialKolaO @renoomokri @DemolaRewaju @vanguardngrnews pic.twitter.com/a24NEsOD8w
— Dickson Seriake (@iamHSDickson) July 31, 2019
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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