Friday, July 15, 2016

We Don't Have Money To Release, For Capital Projects: FG

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that the delay currently been experienced in the execution of capital projects, as captured in the N6.06trillion 2016 budget is due to procurement procedure and low level of revenue generation.
Speaking while appearing at a meeting organized by the Senate Committee on Appropriation, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, said the problem arose from the six months requirement for procurement process on execution of new projects as provided for, in the Public Procurement Act.

Terror attack kills at least 82 people in Nice, France

Scores of people were killed last night when a large truck plowed through a Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France, in what is seen as a terror attack. The death toll grew through the night, with at least 80 people died. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said 80 people were killed.. The driver first shot a gun into the crowd before driving 2km along the Promenade des Anglais, the main street in Nice, mowing down people who had gathered to watch fireworks. Police shot and killed the driver. Police found firearms, explosives and grenades in the truck.

Widow Uses School Girls As Sex Slaves In Lagos (pic)

The police in Lagos State have arrested a 32-year-old woman, Chinoso Okonkwo, for allegedly using pupils of some secondary schools in the Ikate, Surulere area, as commercial s3x workers.

PUNCH Metro learnt that Okonkwo was arrested on Wednesday after residents gave the police a tip-off that some teenage schoolgirls were being taken to a hotel in the area – Sunderland Hotel – for s3x during school hours.

Our correspondents gathered that Okonkwo allegedly worked with a syndicate which usually went to the school to lure the victims out during school hours.