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LOCAL Governments in Benue State  have been charged to over haul their machinery in order to help smother collection of internal revenue in their respective areas.

The Special Adviser to Governor Suswam on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Solomon Wombo, gave the advice at a meeting he held with the local government chairmen in Makurdi.

Briefing journalists after the meeting Wombo implored the council chairmen “to find ways to block leakage of revenue in their areas.”

 

 

THE Enugu State Government has approved the release of more than N195.1million

for the construction and renovation of some public schools including the Government School for Deaf and Dumb, Coal Camp, Enugu.

The approval for the release of the money for the project was given by the State Executive Council at its meeting chaired by Governor Sullivan Chime.

 

…Over TIV/FULANI crisis

POLICE in Taraba State, have arrested five village heads over the Tiv/Falani crises which left over 27 persons dead and many properties destroyed at Tse Vende, Chanchengi in Takum Local Government Area.

The State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mbaing Mbasiki, told National Daily that the five village heads were arrested following a report lodged at the Takum police station.

This followed suspected abduction of three girls who were rearing their parents’ cattle on the field.

Some Tiv youths have been linked with the suspected abduction.

… Over alleged illegal admission

 

THE Enugu State University of Science and Technology has rusticated 544 students for allegedly securing admission into the institution, illegally.

Already, the authorities of the University have threatened “to deal with any staff of the institution that aided the students to gain admission without going through due process.”

Some of the affected students who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity claimed that the authorities of the same institution that announced their expulsion allegedly gave them registration numbers after they gained admission.

They also alleged that their admissions were facilitated by some staff of the university after “paying huge sums money, “adding that their names appeared on the admission list of the University.

 

NEW status of Captain Idris Wada as Governor of Kogi State has continued to receive a boost since it received official clarification by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The first callers to his Lokoja office on his assumption of duties were the traditional rulers and the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ), while the latest was Chief (Mrs.) Aisha Audu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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