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Tinubu Inherited N6tn Debt Says Umahi + Lagos Not Founded By Benin, Says Oshodi – Trending With Ojy Okpe

The Visit By His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, last week in Lagos, where he met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and congratulated him

The Visit By His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, last week in Lagos, where he met with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and congratulated him on his re-election, has elicited several reactions, especially after he stated that Lagos was founded by the Benins.

One of such reactions was from The Balogun of Eko, Abisoye Oshodi, who in a video now making the rounds on social media, disagreed with the Oba, stating that the Oba’s ancestors only settled on a small island that was called Eko, before the creation of Lagos and forcefully imposed a tax system on the traders that were on the land. He further stressed that the Benins never founded Lagos.

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been remanded in Kuje Correctional Facility in Abuja till next year after he failed to meet his bail conditions on Tuesday.

The former CBN boss was arraigned on November 18th on a six-count charge bordering on procurement fraud. He was accused of using his position to confer a corrupt advantage on Sa’adatu Yaro, a staff of the CBN, by awarding a contract for the procurement of 43 vehicles worth N1.2 billion Naira between 2018 and 2020.

He was also alleged to have awarded Yaro a contract for the procurement of two Toyota Landcruisers worth N138 million Naira. Emefiele pleaded not guilty to the amended charge and was later granted bail in the sum of N300 million naira, yet to meet the bail conditions.

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, on Tuesday disclosed that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu inherited N6 trillion Naira as debt on ongoing road projects from the previous administration.

In a statement from the Ministry of Works, Umahi revealed that Tinubu is concerned about the state of roads nationwide and, as such, has approved the sum of N300 billion Naira for the Ministry of Works.

This comprises N100 billion Naira for immediate palliative works in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, and an additional N200 billion Naira for the continuation of inherited ongoing projects.

In addition, the president directed that works on the palliative projects must commence before December 1st, 2023. The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludu, visited the people of Olumbanasa in Anambra West last week, with promises to bring development to their community, which has an untouched landscape. It was the first time any governor from the state would embark on such a visit to the community.

The Governor and his entourage mounted motorcycles through bush paths to get to the community after a long boat ride.

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