SCANDAL: ICPC has exposed N400bn Budget Padding, N50bn Ghost Workers’ Salaries.
News ToGo learned that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on Thursday said the 2021 and 2022 budgets were padded with duplicated projects worth N400bn by ministries, departments and agencies.
It also said N49.9bn was earmarked as salaries for ghost workers in the first half of 2022.
ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, stated this during an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Finance in preparation for the 2023 budget at the National Assembly, Abuja, Daily Trust reports.
Although he did not name the agencies involved, he said duplicated projects worth N300bn were inserted into the 2021 budget; and N100bn projects in the 2022 budget.
Owasanoye said ICPC’s thorough scrutiny of approved budgets for various MDAs saved the government from wasting billions of naira on fictitious projects.
He said: “N300bn would have been wasted by the federal government on duplicated projects inserted into the 2021 budget and N100bn for same purpose in the current fiscal year if not tracked and intercepted by ICPC.
“The same pre-emptive move saved the country from spending N49.9bn for salaries of ghost workers put on fictitious pay roll by the fraudulent MDAs between January and June this year.
“Names of MDAs involved in project duplications running into intercepted billions of Naira and fictitious pay rolls are available and will be forwarded to the committee .
“The good thing about the pre-emptive moves made by us is that monies for the fraudulent acts were prevented from being released to the affected MDAs and it’s gratifying that the Finance Ministry and Accountant General Office cooperated with us,” he said.
He urged the relevant committees of the National Assembly to watch out for such projects duplication in the proposed N19.76trn 2023 budget.
“From our own end, detection of such projects is done by verifying their locations and names, upon which we tell the appropriate authorities not to release wrongly budgeted monies to them,” he added.
The chairman of the committee, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, said the operational cost of the ICPC would be increased from N1.8bn in the coming 2023 budget.
Heavily Pregant Woman Doing Grilling Workout Goes Viral (VIDEO)
A heavily pregnant woman doing a grilling workout has surfaced online.
News ToGo reports that the video of the heavily pregnant woman generated massive reactions from social media users after it surfaced. In the video, the expectant mother was very serious doing different kinds of drilling to keep fit.
However, the type of hard drills she engaged in was what raised serious concern among social media users that saw the video. Many people became worried that such training was serious for a pregnant woman to do. They expressed concern over the safety of the baby or babies she is expecting.
Read some reactions below:
harriet.ok said: “That’s why some of una pikin head no dey correct why are you stressing them nau”
juposh_nature_secret wrote: “This is so uncomforrtable to watch… this type of intense exercise Is not medically advised for pregnant woman.”
_lily_among_thorns_ shared: “I no fit force am, if e don pass my power I roll up my Shawarma.” zubbyprisca042 said: “Let the child breeeeefff, don’t suffocate baby”
chef_amaa stated: “Me watching while eating 4 wraps of fufu and egusi soup”
okrikaplug opined: “Immediately this Children pull out, dem fit even start to Dey carry 20liters of water with no stress”.
Watch the video below:
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Little Girl Who Visited Heaven In Her Dream Reveals What She Saw (VIDEO)
A little girl who visited heaven in her dream has revealed what she saw.
News ToGo learned tat the little recounted a captivating dream in which she visited heaven, describing it as a beautiful and surreal experience filled with delightful images and playful creatures.
The dream’s highlight was a grand tree adorned with ripe fruits, and she felt joyous when she encountered someone she believed to be Jesus, offering her a fruit from the tree, which she gladly accepted. “I went to heaven, and it was so breathtaking.
The animals were joyfully playing around,” she said. “I saw a tree with fruits, and Jesus asked me if I wanted one, and I said yes. It was so beautiful, and then I met Abba. He told me to share with everyone how wonderful it is to be in heaven.”
Overwhelmed by the heavenly scene, the little girl felt an intense desire to share her dream with others upon waking up. Her tale of the dream provided a glimpse into a magical world and left her with a profound impression she wished to convey to the world.
There have been several accounts of dreams where people narrated their experiences.
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Chibok Girl Who Escaped Boko Haram Finds Love In US (PHOTOS)
Chibok Girl who escaped from Boko Haram has found love in US.
News ToGo gathered that the Chibok Girl, Joy Bishara, was among the school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists. The sad incident occurred in 2014 in Borno State, North Eastern part of Nigeria.
However, Bishara who was of the schoolgirls who escaped after Boko Haram invaded Government Secondary School, Chibok, recently got engaged in the US. Recall that 276 female students aged from 16 to 18 were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists. Meanwhile, 57 of the schoolgirls escaped immediately by jumping from the trucks on which they were being driven.
Some others were rescued by the Nigerian Armed Forces but over 100 are still missing. However, Bishara and her cousin, Lydia Pogu, who were among those who escaped the attack that caught global attention, relocated to US.
Bishara enrolled in the university after relocating to the US. She graduated from Southeastern University, where she obtained a degree in social work in 2021. Bishara recently got engaged in the US.
Having found love, she and her lover decided to take it a step further by getting engaged. This means that they may formalize their union any time soon. This is both a lovely and emotional moment for her given that some of her colleagues could not make it alive while others are still in captivity.
See some of the pictures of their engagement below:
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