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Leaked Memo: There Are Moles In Tinubu’s Govt – Onanuga Panics, Reveals Next Action

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The Special Adviser to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has asserted that there are moles in the incumbent administration working secretly for the opposition.

Though he did not directly mention which party, Onanuga believed there were individuals who were leaking documents out to the public and stressed the need for the Federal Government to take decisive action to identify and remove individuals.

He noted that the civil service framework is currently under investigation following the request of the Presidency.

The purpose of this investigation, Onanuga said, is to identify and eliminate individuals who are considered “moles.”

Naijablitznews.com understands that a recent internal memo was allegedly leaked, suggesting that President Tinubu approved the disbursement of N500 million out of a total of N1 billion to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume.

These funds were intended for the inauguration of a 37-member Tripartite Committee responsible for discussing the New National Minimum Wage.

Onanuga, however, expressed displeasure with the development, stressing that these moles are responsible for the unauthorised disclosure of the classified documents.

“This step is crucial in ensuring the security and maintenance of sensitive information,” Daily Post quoted the presidential aide saying.

Onanuga said, “What is worrisome is, how come a memo written by SGF to the President bearing the President’s signature leaked out? It means that there are some fifth columnists-within the government.

“It’s not the first time a memo will leak. There was a memo leak when the President went to UNGA about a request for money to pay for his hotel bills, and you wonder where it is leaking from.

“There are so many moles around who are probably doing the bidding of the opposition. They do not respect the civil service rule for handling official secrets. And it shows that the government should look inwards to probe how memos between officials are getting into the public space. Memos that are supposed to be secret are not supposed to be flying all over the place.”

This Is Financial Recklessness’ – PDP Blasts Tinubu Over Purported Approval Of N500 Million For Inauguration Of New National Minimum Wage Committee

Earlier, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), reacted to President Bola Tinubu’s purported approval of N500 million for the inauguration of the 37-man Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage.

The Vice President, Kashim Shettima, inaugurated a 37-man Tripartite Committee on New National Minimum Wage at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on January 30, 2024.

However, a letter addressed to the President by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, released by an anonymous journalist, shows the initial request submitted to Tinubu was a budget of N1.8 billion, which he refused to approve.

The report alleged that Akume submitted another budget of N1 billion, but Tinubu insisted that the committee begin with N500 million.

Reacting, the opposition party, in a statement released through its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, described the purported approval as the height of profligacy and financial recklessness.

PDP noted that it is highly provocative that Tinubu is spending such an amount of money, especially when Nigerians are undergoing excruciating economic hardship.

The PDP further called on Tinubu to speak out, come clean and address the nation on this weighty allegation.

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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber, Recovers Pump Action Gun, One Cut To Size Gun, A Tricycle, Announces Death Of Armed Suspect

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Delta state police command have arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorizing innocent tricycle passengers along the PTI Junction to Orerokpe and recovers a pump action gun, one cut to size gun and a tricycle and announced the death of an armed suspect who engages police in a gun duel at Okpanam town.

According to the Police Public Relations Officers to the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, the arrests of the hoodlums came following the reassurance by the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Olufemi Abaniwonda to leave no room for criminality to grow and thrive in Delta State while affirming the Command’s resolve to pursue and prosecute criminals to the fullest extent of the law.

According to Edafe, following a complaints on the robbery incidents at Redeem Road, Okpanam town, and other parts of the State, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi issued a firm warning to DPO’s and Area commander’s in Asaba on the need to step up and nip the ugly trend in the bud.

He stated that In line with the directive, on March 4, 2024 at about 0255hrs, while working on a distress call, the DELTA HAWK Team collaborating with the Okpanam Divisional Police Headquarters, proceeded to Marble Hill Junction in response to a distress call about an ongoing armed robbery operation at Play Learn Academy School.

The officers mounted surveillance within the scene of the robbery, where they sighted an Okada rider and two occupants.

Upon sighting the team advancing towards them, they took to their heels and immediately started shooting at the police operatives_and the during the gun duel, one of the suspected armed robbers sustained gunshot injuries, while one English Pump action gun, and one cut-to-size single barrel gun with three cartridges were recovered.

The injured suspect was taken to the Hospital where he died while receiving treatment. Efforts are on top gear to recover more firearms and further arrest other fleeing suspects.

In another development, on March 1, 2024, at about 1950hrs, following information from a lady (name withheld), a female resident who reported that at about 1915hrs of same date, while she boarded a tricycle (Keke) from PTI Junction to Orerokpe Community with two other passengers including the driver, that while approaching Okudiete Community in Okpe LGA, the three boys suddenly attacked and pushed her out of the moving tricycle, making away with her phone, handbag containing money and other valuables.

The victim immediately boarded another tricycle and reported the incident to Orerokpe Police Division. Upon receipt of the report, the DPO Orerokpe CSP Paul Oboware deployed his Visibility Patrol Team on a stop and search duty at Oha-Junction.

Sequel to the tip-off, the patrol team swiftly gave the robbers a hurt chase and succeeded in arresting two of the suspects. Meanwhile, one of the hoodlums escaped through the bush, and all items robbed from the victim were recovered from the robbers including a tricycle with REG NO: ASB56QD.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are notorious robbers who specialize in robbing unsuspecting passengers of their personal belongings while in transit on a tricycle. Similarly, efforts are ongoing to arrest the other fleeing suspect and to discover other associates of the syndicate.

CP Olufemi Abaniwonda reassured the steadfastness and commitment to uphold law and order in Delta State. He further appeals to the public to be law-abiding and live within the ambit of the law, urging that anyone with information on crime can always reach out through the CONTROL ROOM numbers: 08036684974; 08125958005; 09053872287, that callers may opt to remain anonymous. He noted that while the police command has the responsibility to ensure the safety of lives and properties, the citizens in turn have the responsibility of helping the police achieve their mandate by reaching out to the police.

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Hard time: Nigerians call for adoption of parliamentary system

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Following President Bola Tinubu’s removal of fuel subsidy, Nigerians are facing economic hardships and are calling for a change from the presidential system of government to parliamentary system of government.

The Nigerian economy has been severely strained due to the removal of the fuel subsidy, resulting in increased prices of essential commodities and transportation fares.

Some political analysts who on what they feel about the development noted that the current economic downturn has underscored the inadequacies of the presidential system in addressing pressing issues facing our nation.

According to report, the House of Representatives has also introduced a bill seeking to return Nigeria to the parliamentary system of government at the federal, state and local government levels effective from 2031.

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Oborevwori Bags Silverbird Governor Of The Year 2023

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Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has won the Silverbird Group Governor of the Year 2023 in recognition of his sterling accomplishments in the state.

Presenting the award to Oborevwori, on Sunday night in Lagos, former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, congratulated Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for his administration’s achievements within nine months.

Receiving the award, Governor Sheriff Oborevwori thanked Silverbird Group for the honour and dedicated the award to all Deltans.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Sir Monday Onyeme, said: “We are very grateful to Senator Ben Murray Bruce and the entire management of Silverbird Group for this great honour. Little did we know that our modest achievements within the nine months we have been in office have been noticed.

“We came to serve Delta, and we are doing just that. In line with our MORE agenda, faculties have been built and commissioned, road infrastructure and bridges have been commissioned, and a lot more are ongoing. We have ensured we have qualified teachers in our primary schools.

“In less than nine months, the government has hired over 3,000 teaching and non-teaching staff to ensure that our primary schools are running. We want to assure Deltans that all nooks and crannies in the state shall be provided with quality infrastructures.

“We want to thank Deltans for all the cooperation they give us and the peace they provide. Delta is becoming an investment destination for Nigerians and foreigners alike. We will not get tired, and we will continue to do MORE because that is the mandate.

“In the next three or four years, we are going to see that education becomes better, more effective and easily accessible. We want to see a Delta State where peace will reign supreme. Industrialisation will be the order of the day. That is the vision!

“Education is the bedrock of development in any society. The people need to be educated to live a good life and embrace modernity.”

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