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1. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja yesterday at a workshop organized by the Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Commission, said that only states with sound financial discipline will access further assistance from the federal government henceforth. “fiscal discipline, improved revenue generation, rational allocation and efficient use of resources, must be strategies adhered to by every tier of government if we must return to a path of sustainable growth,” he said through Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, who represented him at the event.
2. The Nigeria Customs Service on Monday intercepted 1,100 rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey. The guns which were carefully concealed in a 1 x 20 ft container and falsely declared a wash hand basins was intercepted at the Tin-Can Island Command Lagos.
3. Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, while speaking with journalists said that the reason why the Federal Government approved a rail line to Daura the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari is because it was connected to the country with her landlocked neighbours. “We realised that we had competitors from our land-locked neighbours, competitors like Ghana, Togo and even Benin Republic. These landlocked neighbours are importing through these countries because we don’t have rail lines that go to them. So to address this situation, Mr President approved a rail line that will go to Maragi in Niger. But that rail line which will come from Kano to Maragi in Niger must pass through some cities. So the rail line passes through Kazuare and then Daura before proceeding to Jibya and then Maragi. Is it that when the rail line gets to Kazuare, it jumps into the air over Daura? No, it has to pass through Daura to get to Jibiya and Maragi. It’s quite unfortunate that people read meanings to a rail line going to Daura, he said.
4. Mr. Geoffery Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that about $700million was realized from pledges made by donors at the United Nation backed Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region in Norway. “At the last count, I believe about 700 million dollars has been realised in the pledges made to assist in the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad basin countries including Nigeria,” Onyeama said
5. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has challenged his self right political enemies to prove his alleged corrupt activities. “It is sickening to continue to regurgitate allegations of corruption against me by people who have failed to come forward with a single shred of evidence of my misconduct while in office,” Atiku said in Abuja at a facility tour of a new ultra-modern Yaliam Press Limited in Jabi area.