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FG Holds Presidential Change Of Guards In Aso Rock To Mark Independence Anniversary

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, SIGNING THE ANNIVERSARY REGISTER, DURING  THE PRESIDENTIAL CHANGE OF GUARDS PARADE,  AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON  TUESDAY (1/10/13).

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, SIGNING THE ANNIVERSARY REGISTER, DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL CHANGE OF GUARDS PARADE, AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (1/10/13).

The Federal Government on Tuesday marked the 53rd independence anniversary celebrations with a special presidential change of guard and signpost ceremony at the fore-court of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the parade replaces the flamboyant anniversary which usually holds at the Eagle Square before 2011.

NAN reports that the ceremony was conducted by 136 officers and men of the Nigerian Army under the command of Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe.

The ceremony, which lasted for about an hour, began with the arrival of President Goodluck Jonathan.

The President, on arrival, inspected the Guards Brigade before moving to the podium where he received general salute, followed by rendition of the National Anthem.

Prayers were subsequently offered by the President of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritshejafor, and the Deputy Chief Imam of the Abuja National Mosque, Dr Ibrahim Zaria.

The presidential change of guards was performed by the soldiers with military display, foot and arms drill and rhythmic and calculated steps.

Their weapons and uniforms were inspected to ensure tidiness.

After the ceremony, the President signed the anniversary register and proceeded to cut the anniversary cake.

To cut the cake, the President was supported by Vice-President Namadi Sambo, the Senate President, David Mark, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Aloma Mukhtar, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and former Head of Interim National Government, Chief Ernest Shonekan, also gave a helping hand to the President.

The President subsequently released the flock of pigeons, which signifies peace and freedom.

NAN further reports that the ceremony was witnessed by serving ministers, ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps, high profile politicians and members of the organised private sector. (NAN)

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  1. CHRISTOPHER AGHA

    October 1, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Hapy independence day NIGERIA! LONG LIVE FED.REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA! LONG LIVE Dr. AZIKIWE EBELE GOODLUCK JONATHAN!! I urge FGN TO REMAIN FOCUS AND BEEN COMMITED TO SAFE GUADE LIVES OF EVERY CITIZENRY,I LOVE NIGERIA MAY GOD BLESS US AMEN

  2. CHRISTOPHER AGHA

    October 1, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    HAPY CELEBRATION NIGERIA! FOR THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE OUR CELEBRATION TODAY IS NECESSARY HOWEVER PLEASANT-NIGERIANS NEEDS JUSTICE IN EVERY ASPECT BECAUSE WHEN THERE IS JUSTICE ,UNITY AND PEACE IS A NATURAL THING TO ENBRACE.SO TO GO FORWARD WE NEED TRUE JUSTICE IN THE LAND.GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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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

Governor Ganduje

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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