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Jukun Body Demands Withdrawal Of Threat To Arrest TY Danjuma
The Jukun Development Association (JDA) has risen in defence of General
T.Y. Danjuma (rtd) over threat by the House of Representatives to arrest
The National President of the association, Chief Bako
Benjamin told reporters in Lagos that the threat was a joke taken too
far, and demanded not only the withdrawal of the threat but a public
apology to the general within 48 hours, or risk the anger of the Jukun
A House of Representatives Committee at its sitting last
Tuesday threatened to order the arrest of the retired general who is the
chairman of the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative
(PCNI), if he did not appear before them to answer queries on how PCNI
funds were spent.
Benjamin carpeted the Chairman of the Public
Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, Mr Kingsley Chinda,
for threatening to arrest Danjuma. He said, “The entire Jukun people
seriously frown at the bizarre and disrespectful statements coming from
the chambers. Let it be known to all that General T.Y. Danjuma belongs
to us and we will never sit by and watch anyone, not even Hon. Kinsley
Chinda and his cohorts to embarrass, humiliate or disgrace our hero in
private or public. “We call on Hon. Kinsley Chinda and members of his
committee on public accounts to immediately withdraw the threat of
arrest on the great war general which was made in bad faith and scornful
glee, and tender a public apology to General T.Y Danjuma, the entire
Jukun people and Nigerians in general within 48 hours or risk the anger
of the people.”
Edo Speaker, Justin Okonoboh Impeached
The Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Honourable Justin
Okonoboh, has been impeached. Honourable Okonoboh was impeached by
lawmakers at the Assembly on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State
capital. Hounourable Kabiru Ajoto has been elected as the new Speaker.
New Speaker is
Kabiru Adjoto(Akoko-Edo I)
New Deputy Speaker is
Victor Edoror(Esan Central)
New Majority Leader
is Asoro Roland
Nigeria spends N6.2billion feeding 3million pupils
Nigeria’s Federal Government has spent N6.2 billion under the National
Homegrown School Feeding Programme, one of its four ongoing Social
Investment Programmes (SIP), with Ogun and Osun states having the most
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity
(Office of the Vice-President), Mr Laolu Akande, made this known in a
statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
He said the expenditure was
in fulfilment of the Federal Government’s plan to ramp up the Social
Investment Programmes this year.
According to him, the Buhari
administration is now close to its target of feeding three million
primary school pupils this year under the Homegrown School Feeding
“Specifically, at the last count, a total
of N6, 204,912,889 has been paid out to 14 states during the school year
ending August 2017.
“The 14 states that have been covered under
the School Feeding Programme are: Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun,
Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba and Kaduna.
far, a total of 2,827,501 school children are currently benefiting from
the School Feeding Programme, which is well on course to achieve the
Federal Government’s projection to feed over three million pupils this
year,’’ he said.
According to the presidential aide,
33,895 cooks have been engaged in the communities where the schools are
located across the 14 states.
Akande said Anambra received N693, 013,300 while 103,742 children had been fed thus far, with 1,009 cooks paid.
“Enugu state got a total of N 571,877,400 and 108,898 children have been fed so far, with 1,276 cooks paid.
Oyo state, a total of N490,296, 800 was released by the Federal
Government for the feeding of 107,983 children, with 1,372 cooks
“Osun state received a total of N1,000, 394,888 for the
feeding of 151,438 children. A total of 2,863 cooks were engaged in the
“Similarly, Ogun received a total of and N1,042,217,400 for
the feeding of 231,660 schoolchildren, while a total of 2,205 cooks
Akande further stated that Ebonyi
received N344,633, 100 for the feeding of 163,137 pupils so far, with a
total of 1,453 cooks paid while Zamfara received N402,295,600 for the
feeding of 107,347 school children with 1,127 cooks were engaged.
He also disclosed that Delta received N225,896,300 for the feeding of 141,663 pupils and 1,364 cooks engaged in the state.
also said, “Abia and Benue received a total of N128,763,600 and
N337,157,800 respectively to feed a total of 61,316 and 240,827 pupils.
“In Abia, a total of 750 cooks were engaged, while 3,344 cooks were paid in Benue.
and Bauchi states received a total of N133,187,600 and N214,909,101 for
the feeding of a total of 95,134 and 307,013 pupils respectively in the
“Also, 1,418 cooks have so far been engaged in Plateau state, with 3,261 in Bauchi state.’’
presidential aide also said Taraba received N120,284, 500, adding that
171,835 pupils had been fed while 2,596 cooks were paid.
that Kaduna state received N499, 985, 500 while 835,508 pupils had been
fed so far and 9,857 cooks were paid under the programme in the state.
to him, more states and primary school pupils across the country are
expected to benefit from the feeding programme by the time schools
re-open next month for a new session. (NAN)