This is a Round-up of some breaking news for Today, 4th December 2019.
World Bank Warns Buhari Govt Over Extreme Poverty
The World Bank has warned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by over 30 million in 2030. The Bank gave the warning on Monday at its 2019 Nigeria Economic Update Report.
According to the report, failure to revive economic growth and create jobs will make Nigeria home to 25 per cent of the world’s destitute people.
Bishop David Oyedepo States Position On Hate Speech Bill
Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners Chapel, has opposed the proposed National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill introduced by Senator Sabi Abdullah, the Deputy Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate.
Naija News reports that the Winners Chapel General Overseer kicked against the bill at the opening of Shiloh 2019 tagged “Breaking Limits” currently going on in Canaanland in Ota, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.
Court Orders Saraki To Forfeit Houses To FG (Photos)
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Monday, December 2, 2019, ordered for interim forfeiture of the Ilorin residence of the immediate past Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had approached the Court Presided over by Justice Ridwan Aikawa for an order of interim forfeiture of about one billion naira property located at 1, Abdulkadir street, G.R.A, Ilorin, Kwara State on the grounds that it was acquired through the proceeds of unlawful activity.
What US Said About Hate Speech Bill
The United States of America has said the Hate Speech Bill before the National Assembly was needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria.
The Political Officer of the Embassy of the US, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday, described the Hate Speech Bill as an “impressive” piece of legislation.