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2019 Budget: Buhari Set To Spend Billions On Foreign Trips, Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to spend N1.001 billion from the recently signed 2019 budget on trips this year. PostNaija had learned that President Buhari, signed the 2019 Appropriation Bill into law early this week.

However, the full details show that president Buhari will spend N751.296 million on foreign trips alone, while about N250. 021 million will be spent on trips within Nigeria.

Similarly, vice President Yemi Osinbajo will also spend N217.060 million on foreign trips, in addition to N83.74 million made for local trips. Meanwhile, the signed 2019 budget, N3.822 billion was set aside for yearly routine maintenance of mechanical/electrical fixings in Aso Villa.

In the same vein, N576.747 million was set aside for the gradually phased replacement of vehicles, spares as well as tires in the presidential CVU, security escort, and State House operational fleet.

Meanwhile, President Buhari is expected to spend N164.176 million on honorarium and sitting allowance, including N25 652 million on meals and refreshments. The Chief Security Officer to the president got the total sum of N433.457 million for the purchase of a security and operational vehicles.

In addition, N395.834 million was reserved for the Presidential Wing of the State House Clinic, while N395.834 million would be spent on the construction of office buildings.

Likewise, the State House Medical Centre was allocated a total sum of N798.856 million, with drugs and medicals supplies taking about N208.350 million and N244.364 million reserved for the purchase of health and medical equipment.

Subsequently, the upgrade of Villa Ranch and construction of wildlife conservation capture would take about N27.463 million; while the rehabilitation of animal procurement of Vet Lab equipment was allocated a distinct sum of N11.865 million.

More so, the Office of the President would get N8, 580,741 for the purchase of books in the 2019 fiscal year. While N26, 432, 346 was provided in the budget for the acquisition of newspapers, including N3, 511,909 which was set aside for magazines and periodicals.

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Police Finally Makes Decision On Senator Abbo

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Sen. Elisha and The IGP of Police
A Police source has revealed that the victim traveled out of Abuja to attend the funeral of a close family relative.

Meanwhile, the Senator who represents Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Ishaqu Abbo, was caught on camera clearly assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja,

Elisha Ishaqu Abbo has since been freed on bail by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.

Senator Abbo, who had earlier offered an apology to Nigerians and his victim, Bibra, over the incident, had earlier submitted himself to the Nigerian Police for investigation on Thursday.

Reports, however, revealed that the Senator was not just granted bail after answering questions asked by the Police, but was freed due to the fact that the assaulted lady in question was not around to testify.

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Ethiopia Mourns After A Failed Coup Killed Officials

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Ethiopia held a day of grieving on Monday in the wake of a failed coup in the nation’s Amhara district that saw the killing of five senior authorities.

Meanwhile, flags in the capital Addis Ababa flew at the half pole after a day of grieving was declared on state TV.

“We all will remember the people who lost their lives for our fellowship and solidarity,” a TV host stated, perusing an announcement from parliament speaker Tagesse Chafo.

“It is a tragic day for the entire country. We have lost individuals who were enthusiastic. They are saints of harmony.”
Also, the Amhara state has proclaimed three days of grieving after the killing in which the northern locale’s pioneer was likewise killed.
The government reported a full military burial service to be held on Wednesday in the provincial capital Bahir Dar.
General Asamnew Tsige, who purportedly led the coup attempt, was shot on Monday close Bahir Dar, the head administrator’s press secretary, Negussu Tilahun, revealed to Reuter’s news organization.
On Saturday evening, the leader of Amhara, the second-biggest of Ethiopia’s nine self-governing states, was in a gathering with high ranking representatives when a “hit squad” assaulted, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s office said.
Amhara president Ambachew Mekonnen just as his counselor were executed, while the state’s attorney general, who was genuinely injured, later surrendered to his wounds. Abiy took to national TV wearing military uniform and portrayed the circumstance in Amhara as an attempted coup

A couple of hours after the assault in Amhara, armed force head of staff Seare Mekonnen was shot dead in his Addis Abeba home by his protector, in what the administration said gave off an impression of being “a coordinated assault”.

Also, a web shutdown has been enforced across Ethiopia since Saturday’s killings.

Amhara, in the northern, is home to the ethnic gathering by a similar name, and the origination of a considerable lot of its heads just as the national language Amharic.

The Amhara are the second-biggest ethnic gathering after the Oromo, and both initiated two years of hostile to government challenges which prompted the renunciation of previous executive Hailemariam Desalegn.

Abiy, an Oromo, took control in April 2018 and has been praised for a series of endeavors to change a country which has known just the dictator principle of heads and strongmen.

Just recently, he has embarked on economic reforms, permitted nonconformist gatherings once more into the nation, tried to get serious about rights abuse and captured many top military authorities.

His endeavors have released dangerous conflicts, with ethnic strains rising to the surface, and the displacement of several thousand.

The last June, Abiy got away from a grenade attack that left about two individuals dead. In October, rebellious soldiers protesting over salaries invaded Abiy’s office, however, the PM had the option to defuse the circumstance.

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Why I Won’t Appoint Anyone Older Than Me – Gov. Ben Ayade

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The Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade has promised not to choose individuals older than himself to take over serious positions of responsibility in his government.

Ayade, who recently turned 52, made this known while he was clarifying why it was taking so much time to name his new commissioners and other appointees since his inauguration last May 29.

The governor, also said it was not in his temperament to talk cruelly to his seniors, he said he was unfit to yell at older members of his government in his first term.

“I am searching for more youthful individuals to appoint into my government. I will never again choose older people. I need more youthful individuals with the goal that I can yell at them so as to fast track my government.”

He, however, stated that the new secretary to the government soon to be appointed would be a young person.

Meanwhile, the previous Ms. Tina Agbor was a lot more seasoned than the governor, just as his deputy, Professor Ivara Esu, who was his former lecturer.

Ayade said “I want to work with a cabinet dominated by young technocrats I can be able to talk to and keep them on their toes,”

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