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Edo 2020: ‘I Will Invest My Security Vote On Removing Indigents On The Street, Rural/Urban Electrification’-Gov Aspirant

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An aspirant in the forthcoming Edo 2020 gobernosrhip election, Ambassador Dion Osaigie, Friday February 28, promised to use his security vote to invest on rural and urban electrification and to take indigent children out of the street if voted into power.

Osagie, who made the promise in Benin City while briefing newsmen and declaring his intention to contest in the forthcoming gobernorship election, noted that there was nothing wrong if security vote is collected and invested back on the people.

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The gobernorship aspirant, who is yet to disclose the party under which he is going to contest, bemoaned the leadership style in Nigeria and particularly in Edo State, saying Nigeria has greedy and failed leaders.

Amb. Osagie formerly declaring his intention to contest in the forthcoming Edo 2020 governorship election.

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He said, “I am going to collect security vote but invest it on removing children from the streets and also invest it in providing electricity to the people.The whole city is totally dark. Even at 7:00 clock, go to Ring road, everywhere is dark.

“There is nothing wrong in using parts of our security vote in investing on solar power. There is nothing wrong in using parts of our security vote in investing on the young boys in the street. So, our security vote would be channelled towards rural and urban electrification, security and removing children from the street.

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Amb. Osagie being hailed some women during the declaration.

“Nigeria leadership is a failed one and we have very greedy people who don’t want to move the nation forward. We need leaders with compassion, leaders with love in their hearts, leaders who are willing to move our people to he next level. For instance, look at how things are going in Edo State. Personally, I don’t think we have a good leadership in Edo State.”

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He said another area of his priority is security, stressing that if given the opportunity he would address the issue of security and hunger in the land.

Amb. Osagie declaring his intention to contest the position of governor as the people hail him

The 38 years old youth and philanthropist lamented that as a result of hunger and lack of job, many youths have been pushed to crime and other social vices.

He said if the youths are invested in and gainfully engaged, corruption and other crimes would be reduced to the minimum.

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Fighting corruption firstly, you have to create a sustainable income for the young people. When young people are sustained, corruption is going to be less. These young ones have a lot of potentials so, when you give them something doing, they will not have time to fight for one political godfather. When young ones have jobs there will be less corruption”, he added.

He danced with Benin cultural troop who came to entertain guests at the event

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According to him, as an individual philantropist, he has been able to remove several indigent children in the street and have over 150 sponsored to nursery and primary schools, stressing that they are all going to be sponsored to university level.

He said if as an individual he has been able to achieve such feat, if given the opportunity to become governor, he will do more.

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“I as an individual, I have been able to create an education system that provides free education for over 150 indigent students. So, if Edo people vote for me I will be able to do bigger things”, he said.

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Abducted Ondo Monarch Regains Freedom

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The monarch of Oso Ajowa Akoko in in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Jimoh, who was kidnapped, has regained freedom.

The traditional ruler, who was abducted in his palace, was set free by the bandits after he had spent seven days in their den.

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According to a family source, the monarch was freed on Wednesday evening and he had been taken to the hospital where he was receiving treatment.

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Kabiyesi regained freedom yesterday (Wednesday) evening but he has been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the source stated.

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Withdrawal Limits: Senate Raises Concerns, To Debate New CBN

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A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

A file photo of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.

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The Senate has raised concerns about the latest Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policy on cash withdrawals.

Senate Minority Leader Phillip Aduda in a point of order during plenary on Wednesday called the attention of his colleagues to the new policy and demanded for caution as it will affect many Nigerians, especially small business owners.

In his response, Senate President Ahmad Lawan cautions the CBN not to approach the policy by jumping into it at once as many Nigerians will be affected.

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He further noted that there is a need to engage the CBN in discussions to get more details of the policy and he directs the committee on banking to discuss this matter during the screening of the CBN Deputy Governors expected to hold before next week.

The Senate has set next Tuesday to debate the new CBN policy.

Under the new withdrawal policy, the CBN restricted the maximum cash withdrawal over the counter (OTC) by individuals and corporate organisations per week to N100,000 and N500,000 respectively.

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The CBN stated, however, that withdrawals above the thresholds would attract processing fees of 5 per cent and 10 per cent respectively for individuals and corporate entities going forward.

In addition, third-party cheques above N50,000 shall not be eligible for OTC payment while extant limits of N10 million on clearing cheques still remain.

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The new withdrawal regime further pegged the maximum cash withdrawal per week via Automated teller Machine (ATM) at N100,000 subject to a maximum of N20,000 cash withdrawal per day.

 

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IGP Launches Portal To Report Stolen Vehicles

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As precautionary measures to tackle vehicle theft, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has launched a platform for Nigerians to report cases of stolen vehicles.

Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, said the digitalized platform – Central Motor Registry (CMR) – successfully completed and commissioned by the IGP is situated at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.

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He said the platform launch followed the “IGP’s quest to ensure a digital environment for policing the country for robust and more proactive measures in crime prevention, investigation, and prosecution.”

“The newly digitalized Central Motor Registry Command Centre will make it possible for members of the public to report vehicles stolen from as far back as 1st January, 2018, and yet-to-be-recovered to input the vehicle details on the online platform to serve as a reliable data point for the possible recovery of the vehicle,” he stated.

“The platform will also process motor vehicle information to support police operations and efforts toward enhancing national security.”

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With the CMR having two Command Centres in Abuja and Lagos, Adejobi said 37 Information Centres are located across the Country and in the Federal Capital Territory, with 200 e-Enforcement Operational Patrol Vehicles with automatic number plate recognition on each vehicle as part of the first batch.

He also asked Nigerians and other residents in the country to take advantage of the platform at https://reportcmr.npf.gov.ng to upload their vehicle information on the website with effect from today 7th December, 2022, as a security step for preventing it from being stolen and re-registered.

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