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1. Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, said that the Federal, State and Local Governments need about N700billion every month to meet the requirements of salaries, statutory transfers and debt service. “The tight fiscal state negatively affected our cash flow position, leading to a situation where state governments facing liquidity challenges were unable to pay salaries and meet other financial obligations. She said
2. Chief Frank Kokori, an Elder Statesman and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that Nigeria needs to go back to 12 states. Six (6) states for the South and Six (6) states for the North. “Top on my agenda on any restructuring in Nigeria is Gowon’s 12 states in 1967, not the present one they are talking about six zones. “That Gowon’s 12 states will move Nigeria forward. Let them decentralized Nigeria like Gowon did. “Restructuring is all about making a country where there is no cheating,” he said
3. Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, in his reaction to the Monday judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja said that the gang up against his would be defeated. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba had order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with Melaye’s recall process. Melaye noted that the efforts of Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, INEC, top Federal government officials and top security agents to “harangue and stampede” him out of the Senate against the will of Kogi West constituents would fail woefully. Adding that, “He who is with me from above is greater than all of them put together. I will not stop speaking truth to authority. Kogi state government must pay workers salaries and pay pensioners.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday while hosting traditional rulers from the six geopolitical zones of the country, who visited him at the presidential villa in Abuja, said that he considered fleeing away from Nigeria if this year’s harvest had failed. “We are lucky that last year and this year the rainy season is good. If it were not good, I must confide in you that I was considering which country to run to. He said
5. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in its reaction to the statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that corruption is being treated by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government with kid gloves, said that no government, not just in Nigeria, but any part of the world could possibly be as corrupt as Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s government.