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Onukogu donates palliative materials worth millions during house warming

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The President General of Imo indigenes in South-Africa under the umbrella of Imo Union South-Antica High Chief Kinsley Onukogu on Dec. 30, 2020 donated another round of palliative materials worth millions of naira to help alleviate poverty in his community.

The palliative was distributed among women in Umulogho autonomous community during the dedication of his multi-million naira house built recently in his country home Umuadara Umulogho in Obowo LGA on December 30.

The great philanthropist also awarded scholarship to 5 first-year university students in Umulogho Obowo, making it a total of 13 university undergraduates under his scholarship scheme.

Some of the items he distributed include 200 bags of rice, 100 pieces of rapper and a cash donation.

Due to his contributions in the development of his community, Onukogu was also decorated with another traditional title known as “Duke of Imo State” by the Chairman of traditional rulers in Obowo council area Eze Patrick Uwalaka.

He is the first Imo indigene to be crown Duke of Imo due to his achievements in human and social development.

Speaking during the confinement of the title on him, Èze Patrick Uwalaka said Onukogu merited the title following his contributions to human and societal development.

The traditional ruler listed his projects in the community to include Sinking of Boreholes in the community, installation of solar street lights, Grading and dualization of roads among others.

He said beside the community development, Onukogu played a frontline role in distributing palliative materials to members of the community during the Coronavirus induced lockdown and also gave scholarships to 13 undergraduates in the community.

Uwalaka who described Onukogu as a great philanthropist, urged other wealthy sons of the community to emulate his footsteps.

Speaking during a press interview, High Chief Kinsley Onukogu said he has a passion to help the needy through his God given wealth.

He said he would soon unveil his master plan for the community, which he said would be targeted at human development.

He commended leaders in the community for supporting his projects and pledge to do more in the community.

He also assured that his administration as the Present of Imo Indigenes in South-Africa will be all inclusive, while also promising to attract more projects through the position.

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Farmers/Herders clash: “pass anti-grazing bill”, SDP advises state government.

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The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has advised State governments to pass the Anti-Grazing Bill into Law to tackle the constant farmers/herders conflicts across Nigeria.

The Party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Alfa Mohammed, gave the advice in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

Also he urged the state governors to set up Ministries of Internal Security and Conflict Resolution to deal with the activities of aliens in states.

In his words, “It is high time the [governors] start taking bold steps toward securing the lives of their citizens who are being kidnapped, raped, maimed or killed on a daily basis by marauding Fulani herdsmen who are mostly foreigners.

“The governors must remind themselves that the 1999 Constitution makes security and welfare of the people the primary purpose of their governments and confers upon them Chief security officers of their various states.

“This makes them accountable for security lapses suffered by their subjects in their various states.”

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Mohammed also added, “The Governors’ Forum should set up an investigative panel to investigate, among other things those who are responsible for the unrestrained influx of foreign bandits and herdsmen into Nigeria in the last 6 years.

“So that any ethnic leader who’s found to be aiding criminality among his people can be replaced and prosecuted.”

Mohammed also lauded state governments who have taken bold steps to establish their local security outfits and pass the Anti-Open Grazing Bill.

Recall that some states, for instance Oyo and Benue, have passed the Bill into law already.

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CBN lending rate still at 11.5%

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The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has disclosed that CBN will retain her Monetary Policy Rate at 11.5 per cent.

This was disclosed in Abuja, after a two-day meeting held by the Monetary Policy Committee on Tuesday.

It also retained the Cash Reserve Ratio – CRR and Liquidity Ratio – LR at 27.5 percent and 30 percent respectively.

These rates are the rates the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) maintained at its last meeting in November, 2020

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Buhari appoints new Service Chief – Femi Adesina

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Following the clamour to replace the Service chiefs that had been appointed by the president since 2015, The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has responded by accepting the resignation of the service chiefs.

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This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari appoints new service chiefs, read by the Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the immediate resignation of the Service Chiefs, and their retirement from service“.

Those involved are:

  1. Chief of Defence  –  Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin
  2. Chief of Army Staff – Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai
  3. Chief of Naval Staff – Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas
  4. Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

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The new Service chiefs are:

  1. Major-General Leo Irabor –  Chief of Defence Staff
  2. Major-General I. Attahiru – Chief of Army Staff
  3. Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo – Chief of Naval Staff
  4. Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao –  Chief of Air Staff.

“President Buhari thanks the outgoing Service Chiefs for what he calls their ‘overwhelming achievements in our efforts at bringing enduring peace to our dear country,’ wishing them well in their future endeavours

“The President congratulates the new Service Chiefs, and urges them to be loyal and dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities.”

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