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Today’s Headlines: I’m 10% Poorer In Last Four Years — Makinde; Buhari Salutes Gov Masari At 73



The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has said he is poorer by 10 per cent in the last four years as governor of the state.

Makinde made this known on Sunday while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan.

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He told them that he submitted his Asset Declaration form at the Code of Conduct Bureau office, situated on State Secretariat, Total Garden Road, on Friday in Ibadan.

The Agency of Nigeria recalled that Makinde, on the assumption of office in 2019, declared N48 billion worth of assets.

Makinde, who did not make know details of his assets, however, told newsmen that the details would be made known to the public later.

NAN reports that in compliance with Paragraph 11 Part 1 to the fifth schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a governor is mandated to declare his assets at the end of the first tenure.

“By law, I have to do Declaration of Assets at the end of my first tenure and before assuming office for the next tenure.

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State as he clocks 73 on May 29.

The president, in a congratulatory message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, rejoiced with the governor who would be completing his two-term in office on May 29.

Buhari thanked the astute political leader for the support and loyalty enjoyed in the last eight years, stretching his network of political friends, within and outside the country, to provide a functional platform for the administration.

He also lauded Masari for ensuring warm reception for him and his team during state visits, especially in the first quarter of 2023.

The president noted the remarkable achievements of Masari in the state despite the security challenges.

The United States of America delegation for the inauguration of Nigeria’s President-elect, Bola Tinubu has arrived in the country.

Recall that President Joe Biden had announced that a US delegation led by Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia L. Fudge will attend the inauguration ceremony of Tinubu billed for May 29.

The US Mission in Nigeria, on Sunday, announced their arrival ahead of the transition ceremony.

Announcing the arrival of the 9-member team, @UsinNigeria wrote, “Welcome to Nigeria! We are excited to receive the delegation from @POTUS Biden, led by @SecFudge from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as they join us in Abuja for the inauguration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

The President-elect will be sworn in as the 16th President of Nigeria on Monday at Eagle Square, Abuja.

No fewer than 65 world leaders, including Heads of State, are expected to attend Tinubu’s inauguration.

Oyo Police Command on Sunday said it has apprehended five members of a group, whixh forcefully hijacked Amuludun 99.1 FM at Moniya in Ibadan.

Police said the intention of the suspects, Noah Atoyebi, Gbenga Adeleke, Abdulganiyu Kolawole, Bashiru Kehinde and Elija Fajola, was to declare liberation from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

A statement by Oyo police spokesman Adewale Osifeso said the Command while on intelligence patrols intercepted the suspects after a distress call.

He said none of the personnel of the radio station or anyone was hurt as the Command responded swiftly in a well coordinated rescue operation.

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