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Gbenga Daniel Fine Tunes Moves For Eventual Movement To Labour Party

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OGDFormer governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has met with the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) to finalize modalities towards his eventual dumping of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Daniel, who has been accused by the PDP in his state of romancing the opposition Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), which he single-handedly sponsored in the 2011 general elections, was accompanied by few aides and received at the party’s secretariat in Abuja by the LP chairman, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu.

Sources said the move by Daniel to defect to the LP was initiated in December 2012 in Lagos when he first held a closed door meeting with Nwanyanwu.

The source said the meeting was held at the instance of the former governor, who seems to be fed up with the discordant tunes coming from the PDP concerning his membership of the party in the state.

Information Nigeria recalls that Mr. Daniel was suspended by the PDP in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State for alleged romance with the LP.

The former governor was said to have told the LP chairman in no uncertain terms that he would want the governorship ticket of the party for his faction since he would be moving in with all his political structures from the PDP and PPN.

Towards this end, it was learnt that Mr. Daniel would soon announce his decamping to the Labour Party, which has only one governor on its platform, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, in what has been described as a mother of all rallies in Ijebu-Ode.

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

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Ondo Election: Jegede Files Petition Against Akeredolu’s Victory

Eyitayo Jegede

Eyitayo Jegede, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the October 10, 2020, governorship election of Ondo State, has challenged the victory of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in the exercise.

Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, filed a petition at the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure on Friday.

The PDP candidate has also joined the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress, and the deputy governor-elect, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, in the petition.

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Jegede is challenging the election on four grounds including “That the election was marred by irregularities and pockets of violence and intimidation”.

He also faulted the emergence of Governor Akeredolu as the candidate of the APC during its governorship primary election held on the 20th of July 2020.

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

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AlphaBeta’s Collection Of $19m Monthly Revenue In Lagos Sacrilegious, Says Bode George

Bode George

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic  Party (PDP) Chief Bode George has described the collection of internally generated revenue in Lagos state by a private firm called AlphaBeta, which earns around N7.5bn ($19 million) monthly as sacrilegious.

The former National Port Authority (NPA) called on the state government to block all forms of revenue leakages.

He made this known while speaking on Arise TV on Friday morning.

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“There are so many leakages in the Lagos State Government purse. Take this AlphaBeta; who owns this AlphaBeta? What is the essence of the AlphaBeta? Where else in the world would you have an Inland Revenue Service, who have their own staff who are supposed to go out and collect the fees, but you have an independent company to be supposedly collecting the internally generated revenue from our state?

“It grosses around N50bn (about $130m) a month and you know how much that company (AlphaBeta) is paid 15% of it, that’s N7.5bn in thirty days going to the company, that is a leakage, that is sacrilegious.”

 

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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