From the shocking revelation about Saraki to the banning of fuel queue in Lagos! Here are the major headlines you missed today…

#TheMajorHeadlinesYouMissedToday is a newly introduced column on Kemi Filani Blog to help you keep with up the major political happenings in the country! Here are the big five stories for today below;
Ambode Bans Queuing For Fuel On Lagos Roads

In a statement released by the Chief Press
Secretary to Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode today, any petrol station that fails to manage
the queuing for fuel on Lagos roads, will be sanctioned and any vehicle that goes beyond one lane,
would be impounded. 

Woman Petitions JAMB For Scoring Her Son 178 in UTME
One Mrs Victoria Oshibowale has petitioned JAMB on behalf of her son, Isaac Oluwatobi
Oshibowale disputing the 178 aggregate result credited to him in the Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination results.

No Government Official Should Fly First Class Anymore – FG
All top officials of government such as
ministers, Permanent Secretaries, Chairmen of Federal Government Committees, as
well as Chairmen and Chief Executives of Parastatals and Agencies are now
expected to travel only business class when going on official trips.

This move,
was recommended by the Efficiency Unit, formed from the office of the Minister
of Finance Kemi Adeosun in order to curb the overhead expenses of government.

Nigeria Opens Rehabilitation Camps
For Boko Haram Members
 Nigeria’s military has opened a
camp to rehabilitate Boko Haram fighters who have surrendered and are
repentant. The rehabilitation camp will provide vocational training to help
former fighters contribute meaningfully to economic growth. – AP

Saraki and his shocking secrets:

It has been revealed that the embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki was receiving
monthly salaries from Kwara state government even after he left office
and became a senator.

 Mr Michael Wetkas, a top detective with the
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),  revealed this today.

While giving his testimony at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Wednesday,
Wetkas disclosed that Saraki was receiving monthly salaries from June
2011, when he left office as governor of Kwara state, to as far as
August 2015 while he was a senator.

See the full details below…
“In the course of our investigation, we wrote to
Access Bank for them to give us details of the salary account of the
defendant. The salary that was coming into the account was N254,212 as
of 1 August 2007.

“As of June 3, 2011, the salary was N291,124. On July 4, there was
another payment with the narration Kwara State Government (KSG) June
2011 salary. The amount was N572,286.

“On August 29,2011, there was another payment in the sum of N744,002 from the Kwara state government.

“On September 29,2011 there was another payment of N743, 942 with the narration salary payment from KSG.

“On October 27, 2011, there was another payment of N1, 165, 468 for salary.

“In November 2011, there was payment of the same amount. The narration was December pension.

“On February 1, 2012, there was payment of the same amount with the narration for pension.

“The salary payments stopped in this account on August 13, 2015. The
defendant left office on May 29, 2011, he became senator in the same

Wetkas had earlier detailed how Saraki allegedly used fictitious names to launder Billions of Naira.

Join us again tomorrow…cheers and goodnight!

Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of KemiFilaniBlog. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday!Email: [email protected]


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