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The brief: SIM-NIN brouhaha; End of IPOB; looming worry for workers

Payment of salaries by about 33 states of the federation is uncertain as the decision of the federal government to debit local government accounts in commencement of a payment of $418 million (N172 billion) to private consultants on Paris Cub refund has pitched states and local governments against it (FG). 

Despite the implementation of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) linkage to National Identification Number (NIN) policy, kidnappers and bandits operating mostly in the North West of the country still use mobile phones with SIM cards to demand huge ransom from their victims’ families.

Presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, has said that the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will lead to the end of the group.

33 States May Not Pay Salaries As N172bn Deduction Grounds Revenue Disbursement

Payment of salaries by about 33 states of the federation is uncertain as the decision of the federal government to debit local government accounts in commencement of a payment of $418 million (N172 billion) to private consultants on Paris Cub refund has pitched states and local governments against it (FG).

BudgIT, a civic group committed to government financial transparency, in its report, ‘State of States 2019’, said only three Nigerian state governments (Lagos, Rivers and Akwa Ibom) can finance their recurrent expenditure without allocation from the federal government.

Despite SIM-NIN Linkage, Kidnappers, Bandits Still Demand Ransom Via Phones

Despite the implementation of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) linkage to National Identification Number (NIN) policy, kidnappers and bandits operating mostly in the North West of the country still use mobile phones with SIM cards to demand huge ransom from their victims’ families, Daily Trust can report.

This is contrary to the federal government’s claim that the implementation of the SIM linkage to NIN policy will help stop ransom demand and reduce insecurity in the country.

Garba Shehu: Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Will Lead To The End Of IPOB

Malam Garba Shehu, Presidential spokesman, has said the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will lead to the end of the group.

He said this while responding to a harsh criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari by a London-based news magazine, The Economist.

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FC Robo Queens Are 2021 Flying Officer’s Cup Champions

Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) Premiership side, FC Robo Queens of Lagos have emerged champions of the 2021 Flying Officer’s Cup after a narrow 1-0 win over Edo Queens in the final decided yesterday at the Area 10 sports complex in Abuja.

Opeyemi Ajakaiye scored the only goal of the match for the debutants in the 26th minute when she released a scorcher from 33 yards for the match-winning goal.

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Cubana Chief Priest: BBNaija’s Maria Has Stolen My Sister’s Husband

Pascal Chibuike Okechukwu, the socialite popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, has accused former BBNaija housemate, Maria Chike Benjamin, of “stealing his sister’s husband”.

Cubana Chief Priest on Sunday, alleged that despite hanging out with his in-law, Maria has been sending death threats to his sister.

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