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PDP criticises Governor Samuel Ortom over alleged non-payment of 12 months salaries

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Benue Governor, Samuel Ortom

The Benue chapter of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday expressed surprise that
workers were owed 12 months salaries, and urged the people to “ask
questions and demand answers”. The
party, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Makurdi, said that the state
government had no reason to owe workers because it had received monies
from “various fronts”.

“Benue has
taken loans. It has collected the Paris Club Refunds and received
bailout funds from the Federal Government. The regular federal
allocations and Internal Generated Revenue have also been coming in.
“In
the past two years, much monies have entered the state account; Benue
has no reason to owe workers. We must ask questions and demand answers,”
former interior minister Abba Moro, who chaired the meeting, said.
He challenged the people to insist on prudent management of resources to enable government meet its obligations.
The former minister also advised Benue residents to prevail on those in government to offer a leadership that was transparent, accountable and people-oriented.
Moro
called for unity among PDP members, saying that only a united
opposition could unseat the current administration and offer Benue
people an alternative leadership.
Also speaking, Mr Terhemen Tarzoor, PDP governorship candidate in the 2015 elections, urged the people to demand for accountability in governance.
“We
must all rise up and demand for a responsive and responsible government
because that is the key to building a strong economy with opportunities
for all,”
he said.
He charged Benue
residents to offer suggestions on the best way to move the state toward
greatness, saying that everyone had a duty to strive for a state that
would meet collective dreams.
Mr Duke Audu, Minority
Leader, Benue House of Assembly, urged the people to take their
destinies in their hands by building a strong political team that would
meet the people’s aspirations in the 2019 elections.
The
News Agency of Nigerian (NAN), reports that the stakeholders applauded
the Supreme Court’s judgement that recognised the Sen. Ahmed Makarfi-led
National Caretaker Committee, and promised to support the stand-in
leadership to rebuild the PDP.
Reacting, Mr Terver Akaase, who agreed that workers were owed salaries, explained, however, that such indebtedness was not up to 12 months.

“In
spite of the decline in the allocation from the federation account, the
Benue government has tried to reduce the backlog inherited from the
past administration.
“Before the
advent of this administration, Benue received an average of N6 billion
monthly from the central purse. But since we came in, the average has
been N2 billion, while our wage bill is more than N4.1 billion.
“It
means that what we receive monthly cannot match our monthly wage bill,
let alone allow for developmental projects. We have to use two or three
allocations to offset a month’s salary,”
he explained.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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