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1. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting said that the Federal Government is not going back on airports concession. He added that the government could no longer fund the 22 airports across the nation.
2. Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the Chairman of Dangote Group, has expressed desire to see that the international price for oil remains low, saying that it will help wean Nigeria off the dependency on revenues from petroleum. Dangote who addressed investors at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, noted that agriculture is the way forward. “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” Dangote said “we should pray that oil prices remain low. This helps wean us off the dependency on revenues from petroleum. We must take oil to be the icing on the cake. We already have the cake,” he added
3. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) threatened political parties to be prepared for jail if anyone starts campaign ahead of Ekiti State 2018 election now. The electoral body noted that it would invoke Section 99 of the Electoral Act 2010, which forbids electioneering campaign until 90 days to election.
4. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Wednesday alleged that the financial headquarters of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is in France. “We have the records, we know IPOB collects money from many people from Diaspora, they collect money from many people in Nigeria they collect money from some foreign countries, this is clear. “Let me tell you, the financial headquarters is in France, we know…You have to block the sources of finance that is what I said recently. Mr. Lai stated on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting. He also added that the British Government was frustrating efforts to close down radio Biafra.