The brief: Dasuki’s secret deal; Mass failure; Vaccine passport | Dailytrust

The brief: Dasuki’s secret deal; Mass failure; Vaccine passport

Amidst a critical infrastructure deficit projected at over $3 trillion in the next 26 years, the federal government has intensified efforts to involve private sector to bridge the estimated N350trn infrastructure gaps across the country.

In the political scene, the country’s opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept its “mass failure in governance” and stop bothering Nigerians.

African Ministers of Aviation have rejected the proposal to impose a COVID-19 vaccine passport for all international travellers.

FG, Private Sector To Bridge N350trn Infrastructure Gap

Amidst anxiety over debt overhang, the federal government has intensified efforts to involve the private sector to bridge the estimated N350 trillion infrastructure gaps across the country.

The move is part of the five-year Medium-Term National Development Plan (MTNDP), 2021-2025, which is part of the innovative financing options.

Pandora: Secret Deal Between Sambo Dasuki’s Family, Billionaire Contractor Exposed

Pandora Papers have uncovered a secret offshore deal between a Nigerian multi-billionaire businessman, Leno Adesanya and family members of Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser.

According to Premium Times, some time in 2013, Adesanya approached a secrecy seller in the British Virgin Islands, Trident Trust Company Limited, to help Dasuki’s family members to register a shell company, Hydropower Investments Limited.

PDP To APC: Stop Lamenting

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept its mass failure in governance and stop bothering Nigerians with its regular lamentations.

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, was reacting to the APC statement in which it claimed to have improved on electoral process in the country.

PODCAST: Will E-Transmission Of Results Give Power To The Electorates?

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that seeks to give the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) power to transmit election results electronically. Will this see an end to election rigging? Will it bring about free, fair and credible elections?

Nigeria daily takes a look at what this development means for Nigeria’s electoral process. Click this link to listen to the podcast.

African Aviation Ministers Oppose Imposition Of COVID Vaccine Passport

African Ministers of Aviation have rejected the proposal to impose a COVID-19 vaccine passport for all international travellers.

They said the proposal to impose vaccine passports for air travellers was unacceptable as it is tantamount to discrimination against certain groups of the population, especially on the continent which still had a considerable number of its citizens not yet vaccinated against COVID-19.

Reps Fault 2022 Budget Deficit, Debt Servicing, Borrowing

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday called for the review of some parameters in the 2022 proposed budget to reflect present realities.

They spoke during budget debate shortly after the appropriation bill was passed for a second reading.

Ministry Blames Non-Payment Of D’Tigress Olympics Bonuses, Allowances On D’Tigers

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has blamed the non-payment of D’Tigress 2020 Tokyo Olympics allowances and bonuses on the failure of D’Tigers players to provide their account details.

In yesterday’s press statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ismaila Abubakar, the ministry revealed that it had planned to pay both teams at once after their appearance at the Tokyo Olympics Games.

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Basketmouth Signs Music Deal With US Label

Ace comedian, Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, has announced a mega deal he signed with a US-based record label, Empire.

“Hey guys, did I mention that I have been signed by @empire? Well… I am (sic).”

EMPIRE Distribution, Records and Publishing Inc. (marketed as EMPIRE) is an American distribution company and record label founded in 2010 by Ghazi Shami.