Issuu on Google+ Vol. 10 No. 93 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 . . . putting the people first Jimadal Akhir 28, 1434 AH 1,000 PDP stalwarts defect to ANPP in Yobe N150 >> 39 Lawmakers query N3bn CBN transactions By Lawrence Olaoye T he House of Representatives yesterday queried the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over financial transactions of over N3 billion without regard to due process. The House committee on Public Accounts chaired by Hon. Solomon Adeola expressed dissatisfaction with the documents tendered by the apex bank’s officials to back up the transactions even as it directed CBN to produce all relevant documents within the next 48 hours. The bank, represented by its Deputy Governor, Corporate Services, Mr. Suleiman Barau, responded to several audit queries raised against the CBN by the office of the Auditor General of the Federation over the years. The lawmakers requested for relevant documents backing the N2.8billion the Contd on Page 2 L-R: Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, in a handshake with Senator Adamu Talba, one of several Yobe PDP leaders who moved to the ANPP, at a ceremony in Damaturu yesterday. 2015: Northern govs, Reps unite against Jonathan Want Dokubo, Kuku arrested By Umar Muhammad Puma, Ibrahim Kabiru Sule, Abuja & Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna T he Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) yesterday requested security agencies in the country to arrest leader of the Niger Delta militant group, Alhaji Mujahid Asari Dokubo, over his recent statement on President Goodluck Jonathan and the 2015 presidential race. Dokubo had at a news conference in Abuja last weekend said that Nigeria would be in crisis if Jonathan does not win re- election as President. According to Dokubo, “the day Goodluck is no longer the President, all of us who are on sabbatical will come back and there will be no peace, not only in the Niger Delta but everywhere; if they say it is an empty boast let them wait and see.” Describing the proclamation as treasonable, the NSGF through its Chairman, Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, noted that Dokubo’s position is “inciting” adding that, “by now, the security agencies should have arrested him for treason.” Aliyu spoke yesterday in Minna when he received members of the House of Representatives committee on Education led by Honourable Aminu Sule who paid him a courtesy call at Government House. According to Aliyu, “you do not win election by frightening people and even if you win, the victory will be pyrrhic. Contd on Page 2 My husband would’ve Okorocha formally transformed Nigeria dumps APGA for — Turai >> 3 APC >> 5

Peoples Daily Newspaper, Wednesday 08, May, 2013

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