The Nigerian government has suspended the Account-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, following his arrest over money laundering and diversion of public funds allegations on Tuesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) intercepted Mr Idris in Kano on Tuesday and subsequently flew him to Abuja.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, informed Mr Idris of his suspension in a letter on Wednesday.
His suspension is without pay, Mrs Ahmed’s letter stated in the letter dated May 18, 2022.
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APC Youth Leader Invites Tinubu, Amaechi, Lawan To Town Hall
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Ahead of the All Progressives Congress presidential convention, the National Youth Leader of the party, Dayo Israel, has invited all the party’s presidential aspirants to a town hall meeting to discuss their plans for the youths if elected.
Israel in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja titled “What do you have for us? – APC Youth Presidential Town” Hall, said the event which will hold in Abuja on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May 2022, seeks to provide a platform for all the presidential aspirants to share their agenda with the young members of the party.
The APC youth leader said the time has come for the Youth Wing wing to mainstream and prioritize the interest of the progressives youth and by extension the Nigerian youth.
Mysterious Fire Guts Akwa Ibom Market
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A mysterious fire on Tuesday night gutted some shops in Itam market, Uyo Akwa Ibom State, destroying goods worth millions of Naira.
The cause of the inferno could not be ascertained as of press time but our correspondent who visited the scene on Wednesday gathered that there were no electrical connections in the area of the market affected.
About eight lock-up shops were affected and two out of the number were razed with goods inside before the arrival of the state fire service.
It was gathered that the fire incident which occurred at about 9pm did not escalate to the entire market following the efforts of the youths of the area who mobilized themselves to break into some shops and evacuate some goods before the fire was put out.
One of the victims, Mr John Nwabueze who deals in stationery narrated how he lost everything to the fire, lamenting that he does not know the next line of action.
APC Adjusts Timetable For Elections
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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adjusted its schedule of activities for the presidential, governorship, National Assembly, and state House of Assembly primary elections.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary Barr. Felix Morka.
APC Reschedules Presidential Primary Election
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The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Felix Morka has said the presidential primary of the party has been rescheduled and is now scheduled to hold on May 29th, 2022.
DAILY POST recalls that the primary was scheduled to hold between May 30 and June 1, 2022.
The party spokesperson disclosed this while addressing journalists on Wednesday after the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.