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2017 Budget: Presidency to spend N100m on Fork, Knives & spoon in Aso Villa
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is to spend a whooping N100 million on kitchen utensils in 2017.

This is part of the breakdown of the 2017 budget of growth and recovery which the president presented to a joint session of the National Assembly on December 14.

The Sun reveals that a breakdown of the N42 billion budgeted for the State House in Aso Rock, shows that food, cooking gas and kitchen utensils would gulp over N850 million.

2017 Budget: Presidency to spend N100m on Fork, Knives & spoon in Aso Villa

The report specifically highlighted that N100, 820,300 is to be spent on the purchase of kitchen utensils such as forks and knives for use in Aso Rock.

The budget, according to the report, further shows three expenditure items that relate to food and feeding.

It gave these as food stuff and catering materials, purchase of canteen and kitchen equipment and cooking gas.

While kitchen utensils will gulp N431 million, food stuff and catering materials will get N360 million and cooking gas will N63 million, according to the budget breakdown.

It also states that the president’s office got N114,967,140.00 for food stuff, N100,820,300 for kitchen utensils and N21,600,000 million for cooking gas.

In the office of the vice president, N53, 494,992 million is to be spent on foodstuff, N12,470,000 on kitchen utensils while N246,000 million would be spent on cooking gas.

Food and its related expenditure for the office of the Chief of Staff got N16,282,000 as the Lagos Liaison office of the presidency will also spend N140,418,300 on food.

In its own report, Premium Times said if the amount is approved by the National Assembly, it would mean that in three years, the presidency has spent half of a billion on catering items minus food and cooking gas.

This amount, which it gives as N420 million, is enough to reverse the severe malnutrition that children in internally displaced persons camp are facing in the country as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Apart from this, the report said the amount can provide at least 20 basic health centres at N20 million each.

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When his mother kept insisitng she didnt have it nor know where it was, Emmanule became furious and attcked his own mother with a pestle.

He smashed her head over and over again till she was laying helplessly on the floor. Emmanuel went outside, removed a burning firewood from a nearby fire and repeatedly burned her with it until she died.

Emmanuel was apprehended shortly after the murder and handed to the police.

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Task Force Seizes 120 Motorcycles in Lagos [Pics]

The Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Thursday morning seized not fewer than 120 motorcycles (Okada).

The motorcycles were confiscated for allegedly operating on highways which is highly prohibited by the state.

Most of the okada were impounded around Rainbow Bus-stop towards Mile 2 and Ijesha area of Lagos.

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The Liberia’s ruling Unity Party has ousted the country’s outgoing president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, from the party.

President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was voted out of Unity party late Saturday over her decision not to support Vice President Joseph Boakai, the party’s candidate in last year’s presidential poll.

Joseph Boakai, who has been President Johnson Sirleaf’s vice for 12 years, lost the election to former football superstar, George Weah.

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The one time world best footballer of the year won the presidential runoff by 61.5 percent of the votes casted in 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties.

Prior to the presidential runoff, Weah visited Prophet TB Joshua in Lagos, Nigeria to seek the face of God and prayers.

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