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Chukwukere Leads 2010 ALGON On Courtesy To Emele, Drums Support For Uzodinma



Members of the 2010 Association of Local Government of Nigerian, Imo state chapter had over the weekend, paid a courtesy call on one of their members, Ruby Emele, the SA to Imo state Government on Local Government and chieftaincy Affairs.

The visit which was led by the 2010 ALGON spokesman, Ezekiel Chukwukere was aimed at identifying with the SA as well as the Imo State Governor, senator Rochas Okorocha who according to Chukwukere has done well within the space of time.

Chukwukere popularly known and addressed as, I know this man” while addressing the press disclosed that with Uzodinma at the helm of affairs, Imo is on the path of development. Barely,  eight months of Senator Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of Imo state, the 2010   members of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria  ALGON led by it REP HON EZEKIEL CHUKWUKERE popularly known as I KNOW THIS MAN, over the weekend paid a solidarity visit to Hon. MRS RUBY EMELE the Special adviser to the GOVERNOR  ON  LOCAL GOVERNMENT & CHIEFTAINCY AFFAIRS   while declaring their unalloyed support for the shared prosperity government.

 While receiving the 2010 ALGON, Hon. Mrs. Ruby Emele advised them to be in unity and love one another. As she said “is only when you are united you can achieve a common goal. According to her,  Gov. Uzodinma loves Imo people including ALGON members as such will do everything in his power to make everybody happy.

The SA further eulogized the Governor for providing basic infrastructures such as roads, electricity, potable drinking water, and so on. She gave a pat on Governor Uzodimma’s back for demonstrating some of his shared prosperity projects last week as, according to her, the Governor not only provided vehicles for appointees but also provided mass transit buses for civil servants as well as mobile clinics fully equipped to provide door to door medicare to the people of Imo State and that the Governor has many more good thoughts for the state and the people. She, therefore, solicited for unalloyed support for him from all and sundry.

She further charged them to support the 3R mantra of the shared prosperity government of Senator Hope Uzodinma for the benefits of all.

Earlier,  speaking Chief E.E Chukwukere (I know this man ) explained the essence of their visit to be,  to identify with the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government affairs and chieftaincy affairs and to declare their total support for Uzodinma led government.

The Coordinator of the visit Hon I KNOW THIS MAN pledged total support for the   Governor then requested the SA on Local Government to brief her colleagues on the intentions of the Governor in resolving the matter. He also said that the best approach to resolving the matter now is through a political approach than a legal approach.  

Other members of the group who lent their voices in like manner included: Hon. Chief Albert Nnorom, the Okigwe Zonal ALGON Chairman, and Hon. Chief Barr. F. M. Nnadi. Many other Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Councilors, Leaders of Councils, SECLOGs, and Supervisors across the 27 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS  were also present at the courtesy call.

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Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC Chairman



The Senate, after a two-hour session on Wednesday at plenary confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission.

Bawa was nominated for the role by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

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Speaking during the screening, the new Chairman denied an allegation that he sold the seized property in EFCC custody at its Port Harcourt Zonal office.

He said the seized property in Port Harcourt were properly disposed off by the agency’s officials from its headquarters.

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CBN, Others Defend Cryptocurrency Stance



Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele has insisted the Bank’s decision to stop deposit money banks, non-banking institutions and other financial institutions from facilitating trading and dealings in cryptocurrency is in the best interest of Nigerians.

Emefiele made the assertion on Tuesday, while briefing a joint Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions; ICT and Cybercrime; and Capital Market, on its directive to institutions under its regulation.

Emefiele also insisted that the operations of cryptocurrencies are dangerous and opaque adding that the use of cryptocurrency contravened an existing law.

He said given the fact that cryptocurrencies were issued by unregulated and unlicensed entities made it contrary to the mandate of the Bank, as enshrined in the CBN Act (2007) declaring the Bank as the issuer of legal tender in Nigeria.

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“Cryptocurrency has no place in our monetary system at this time and cryptocurrency transactions should not be carried out through the Nigerian banking system,” he added.

The Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr Lamido Yuguda at the event clarified that there was no policy contradiction between the CBN directive and that of SEC on cryptocurrency.

Equally, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Commission (ICPC) and Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) have supported the decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria to ban cryptocurrency use in Nigeria.

Chairman of ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, said the #EndSARS protest was largely financed by cryptocurrency, indicating that it could be used to fund insurgency.

The NFIU boss, Tukur Moddibo also said cryptocurrency failed the critical tests of vulnerability and attendant risks, noting that his agency averted a $3 million fraud linked to 20 bank accounts.

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Sex hawker caught, plan to sell her baby for 40k



Sex Worker caught, plan to sell her baby for 40k

A commercial sex worker, Victoria Chukwube has been apprehended in Ebonyi state while trying to sell her baby.

According to the State Police in Ebonyi, the woman was apprehended for allegedly trying to discard her baby for N40,000 only.

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Odah said, “So her name is Chukwube Victoria, she told us she is a commercial sex hawker and that she has this baby which she is carrying.

The 32-year-old woman said she needed to sell the four-month-old baby boy in order to raise money to start a business of selling drinks.

Ebonyi State Police spokesperson, Loveth Odah said Chukwube was arrested following a tip-off.

“She said if she leaves here she would continue to look out for prospective buyers.

“But we tried to talk to her and to make her see the value of being a mother, but she refused.

“She even told us that if we allow her to go home with the baby she will throw the baby away and that she can’t tell who got her pregnant.”

While Interrogating the lady, she refused to disclose her state of origin or local government but maintained that she does not have the financial capacity to take on the responsibility of caring for the child.
Chukwube said, “I am from Nigeria, 32 years old, a commercial sex hawker and my baby is just four months old. “I want to sell the baby at the rate of N40,000 to start up a business. I have a fridge and I reside at Ogbe Hausa in Abakaliki.”

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