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‘Oshiomole Fighting Obaseki For Surpassing His 8 Years Achievements in 3year’, Obaseki Aide Alleges

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Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Edo State Governor on Digital Media, Comrade Nosakhare Eguagie says Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is joining forces with other ‘retrogressive’ persons to fight the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki because he has surpassed his (Oshiomhole) record of eight years achievements.

In a statement made available to newsmen, Nosakhare said since the inception of the Obaseki-led administration in November 2016, the state has experienced a huge transformation that has never been witnessed in a long time.

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According to the SSA, Obaseki’s achievements has “awoken the minds of Edo people to the realization that the former APC national chairman deceived them all through his tenure with media jamboree.”

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He pointed out that Goevernor Obaseki, within the last 3 years, had placed premium on human capacity development and deepening democracy which has revolutionized good governance and improved productivity.

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The SSA highlighted some achievements of the Obaseki-led administration as establishment of the Edo Innovation Hub; a model initiative; reconstruction of Government Science and Technical College; establishment of Edo Production Centre at Evbouriaria; Edo Jobs and Edo Innovates programmes, amongst others.

He said, “Comrade Oshiomhole is not happy that within a short time, Governor Obaseki has been able to achieve what he failed to do in 8 years which is the eradication of thuggery and the building of human capacity with his investment in human capacity training programmes.”

The SSA urged all well meaning Edo people to support the administration of Obaseki as he has “demonstrated that he has what it takes to position Edo along the path of sustainable development and progress.”

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He also maintained that he was confident that Obaseki would “win second term in office as he has done well to be reelected by Edo people as his achievements over the last three years speaks for itself.”

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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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