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Caliphate WAR As APC Set to Unseat Aminu Tambuwal



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Ahead of 2019 governorship election, the plot to unseat Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, thickens.

Aminu Tambuwal – At the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship campaign at Dange/Shuni last Sunday, the party standard bearer, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, urged the people of the state to vote for him and President Muhamadu Buhari for infrastructural development of the state.

On his part, the leader of the party in the state, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, said all candidate of APC in the forth-coming election are men and women of good reputation, urging the people to vote out People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for its “dismal performance.”


In another development, APC in the state said 10,900 members of the PDP have defected to APC in Aminu Tambuwal and Dange/ Shuni Local Government Areas of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Bashir Rabe Mani, and made available to journalists in Sokoto last weekend.

The statement said those who defected included the state Legal Adviser of the PDP, Alhaji Nasiru Sahabi Tambuwal; former Special Assistant to Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Alhaji Yaro Illelar-Gajara; APC Woman Leader in Tambuwal Local Government Area, Hajiya A’in Sokoto; former Chairman of Matawalle G-23 and another top notched member of the party, Alhaji Hamza Yeriman Shuni, among others.

Speaking on behalf of the defectors, the former Legal Adviser, Aminu Tambuwal, and Illelar-Gajara said they left their former party due to lack of justice and fairness.

They also stated that they joined APC because of its determined focus as well as the patriotism, farness and trustworthiness of its leaders.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, averred that “with the epoch-making development, PDP in the state is finished.

“PDP would also be shamed as APC candidates will hugely be successful at all levels.

“The party has chosen credible, tested and trusted candidates across the country.”

Also speaking the Coordinator of the Sokoto South senatorial district Campaign Committee, Alhaji Umaru Nagwari Tambuwal, challenged the former state Governor, Alhaji Attahiiu Dalhatu Bafarawa, to furnish the people of the state with the account number in which the N 12 billion he claimed to have left for his successor, Wamakko, in 2017 as well as other details of the banks’ transactions.

He dismissed Bafarawa’s claims as false and unsubstantiated

The APC gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, promised to accord top priority to education, agriculture, health, security of lives and property, women and youths empowerment among others if elected .

On his part, the state Chairman of the party, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, expressed optimism that APC would win the forthcoming polls at all levels.

Labour Force

Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers



Kogi Governor Approves Implementation of N30,000 Minimum Wage for workers

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has approved the implementation of N30,000 as minimum wage for the workers in the state.


The secretary to the state government, Folashade Ayoade disclosed this on Tuesday after an extensive meeting with the organized labour in Lokoja


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She blamed the delay in the implementation on the inability for the committee to meet regularly due to the covid-19 pandemic which has been overcome.


The SSG equally commended the organised labour for their understanding and patience, which she said has resulted into the signing of the implementation of the new minimum wage.

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CBN to End Forex Sales to Commercial Banks in 2022



Author: Eunice Johnson, Abuja 

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has put Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) on notice that it will stop selling forex to them by the end of 2022. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the end of the Bankers’ Committee Meeting where he also introduced the RT200 Programme.




Emefiele said the time had come for the banks to go out there and source for forex by funding entrepreneurs with ideas. The CBN, Emefiele said, will support the banks by granting rebates and other support until the banks find their feet in sourcing their forex by themselves.

He also disclosed that the apex bank’s policies and measures have led to a significant improvement in diaspora inflow from an average of US$6 million per week in December 2020 to an average of over US$100 million per week by January 2022. He added that the CBN would be reviewing these intervention programmes going forward to ensure that they continue to achieve the desired results.

He said international bodies, including some embassies and donor agencies, have been complicit in illegal forex transactions that have hindered the flow of foreign exchange into the country.


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Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command



Customs CG Deploys 37 Comptrollers as Comptroller Attah Heads Kebbi Command

Author: Gift Wada, Abuja

The Comptroller General of Customs Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd.) has approved the deployment of 37 Comptrollers to various Units, Departments and Commands across the country.

This was disclosed in a release signed on Tuesday by the Customs Deputy National, DC Timi Bomodi for the Comptroller General of Customs.

Among those deployed are the present National PRO of Customs Comptroller Joseph Attah who will assume the office of Area Controller of Kebbi Command, Comptroller AAS Oloyede who shall be moving from ICT/MOD to Tin Can Island Port Command, while Comptroller SI Bomoi to FCT Command. Other postings are Comptroller BA Jaiyeoba to Oyo/Osun Command, Comptroller A Dappa-Williams to Eastern Marine Command, Compt. MA Umar Kano/Jigawa, Compt. KC Egwuh ICT/MOD, Compt. LM Mark Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi, Compt. T Tachio CTC Kano, Compt. AA Umar Western Marine, Compt. M Dansakwa North Eastern Marine, Compt. AC Ayalogu T & T and Compt. KD Ilesanmi will assume duty as Comptroller Board among others.


Ali in postings released on 7th of February, charged the newly posted Comptrollers to justify the confidence reposed in them by NCS Management by bringing to bear their years of experience and training in trade facilitation and anti-smuggling activities on their new assignment.


Given the enormous expectations of government regarding revenue generation in the current year, the Comptroller General reiterated the need for all Area Controllers and Unit heads to take full charge of the affairs of their Commands by ensuring absolute compliance with extant fiscal policies while leveraging on the efficient management of data to optimize trade facilitation and revenue collection.

Furthermore, the CGC directed all officers to be extremely vigilant in protecting the lives and wellbeing of Nigerians by ensuring the full fortification of our borders against the incursion of smugglers and other cross border criminals.

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