Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Thursday morning. Enjoy!
1. Bloomberg has revealed that Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), a former Minister of Defence, is worth $1.2billion.
According to Bloomberg, Danjuma owns about 30 properties including hotels and luxury apartments worldwide.
The media house also revealed that TY Danjuma acquired a 300-year-old inn next to London’s Hampton Court Palace, “the Kings Arms Hotel”, which was once the home of King Henry VIII.
2. Aisha Dahir-Umar, the Acting Director-General of the National Pension Commission, has revealed that states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme have refused to remit about N3.4billion pension contribution deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their Retirement Savings Accounts.
“Based on PFAs’ returns, over N3.4bn pension contributions are uncredited into state employees’ RSAs as of May 31, 2019, and the age analysis showed that over 38 per cent of this amount had been outstanding for over one year,” She said at the second quarter consultative forum for states in Lagos on Wednesday.
3. The Nigeria Police Force is set to begin screening of about 210,150 shortlisted candidates.
The candidates were shortlisted for recruitment into the constable cadre of the Nigeria Police.
The Police Service Commission fixes July 1, 2019 to July 28, 2019 as the screening date.
The screening exercise will hold in 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Out of 315,032 applications across the country, the police is expected to recruit 10,000 into the force after the screening exercise. Read More on Naija Buzz News
4. Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, has told Senator Ahmed Lawan, the President of the Senate, to stop misleading Nigerians with half-truth.
Sagay’s statement came as a response to the senate president’s claim that he earn N750,000 monthly as salary.
Naija Buzz News had reportedly how Senator Lawan revealed that he does not believe that there is anything like jumbo pay for lawmakers, saying that he earns N750,000 monthly.
Sagay however berated the senate president, saying that senators earned N15million monthly, not N750,000 as he claimed.
He noted that he was aware that senators earns N15million monthly, but he is yet to discover how much a senate president, deputy senate president, speaker of the house, deputy speaker, and other leaders earns. Sagay noted that a single senator takes about N280million home every year. Read More
5. Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, has told Federal Government that the South-West had no land for Ruga settlement being built for Fulani herdsmen.
According to the group in a statement issued by its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, the move to build the Ruga settlement for Fulani herders has confirmed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s statement that there is a plan to Fulanise Nigeria.
Naija Buzz News had reported how Obasanjo in a statement alleged that there was a grand plan to Islamise and Fulanise Nigeria and West Africa.
Speaking further, Afenifere noted that it was not in support of the Ruga settlement because it is a ploy by the Fulani to colonise the country. Read More