ALL THE RELEVANT NEWS: FRIDAY

ALL THE RELEVANT NEWS: FRIDAY

🌍President Buhari has accused governors of stealing the allocations of local government areas in their states, and slowing growth. He made the remarks after delivering his speech at an event hosted for members of the senior executive course 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) at the presidential villa in Abuja.

🌍The National Economic Council (NEC) has approved necessary amendments to the proposed 2022 Finance Bill.

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🌍Prices of oil futures were mixed on Friday, as hopes for further relaxation of COVID curbs in China, boosted market sentiment, but a firmer U.S. dollar capped gains. Brent crude futures were down 1 cent, or 0.01%, at $86.87 per barrel by 0731 GMT, after earlier rising to $87.40.

 

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🌍FG says the Abuja-Kaduna train services would commence on Monday, December 5, 2022.

🌍Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, said at the presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration scorecard (2015-2023) that Nigeria is not broke.

🌍Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria is not living up to expectations of Africa and the world. He spoke in Abuja yesterday at the public presentation of ‘The Letterman: Inside the ‘Secret’ Letters of former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo’ authored by the Premium Times’ Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed

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🌍Nigeria and the United Nations have signed the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-2027, which focuses on assisting Nigeria to achieve developmental objectives of ensuring inclusiveness, sustainability and accountability.

🌍Troops of “Operation Delta Safe’’ destroyed 81 illegal refining sites in the Niger Delta in the last two weeks.

🌍The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised WhatsApp users to be careful while using the application as their data may have been exposed owing to an alleged breach on the platform.

🌍A serving senator and governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Bassey Albert, has been sentenced to 42 years in prison for corruption.
Security Stories: The Defence Headquarters revealed on Thursday that the troops of Operation Hadin Kai have in two weeks eliminated more than 44 terrorists, apprehended 47 and their collaborators and rescued 10 kidnap victims in the North-east region.
* Passengers in an 18-seater bus heading to Abuja from the eastern region of the country, have been reportedly kidnapped on Anyigba-Itobe road in Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi state.
* Operatives of the Ogun State Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, have arrested two persons for being in possession of carbonised human skull. They also arrested four other suspects for alleged kidnapping, cultism, conspiracy and stealing.

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🌍Russia-Ukraine War: US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed in a White House news conference Thursday their commitment to “stand as strong as ever” against Russia and hold President Vladimir Putin accountable for his war in Ukraine.
* The US is considering a dramatic expansion in the training provided to Ukrainian forces, including instructing soldiers at a US base in Germany, according to officials.
* Heavy fighting continues in the east of Ukraine

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