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Nigeria May Disintegrate In 2015 – Ngige

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The manner political affairs are being conducted in the country is an indication Nigeria may soon disintegrate, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Chief Emeka Ngige has warned.

Ngige, who spoke on the heels of the irregularities that marred the Nov 16 Anambra State governorship election which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared inconclusive, stated that the best option open for INEC was outright cancellation of the entire election which he said was characterized by all forms of unacceptable election standards.

He warned that if INEC goes ahead to conduct the November 30 supplementary election in the state, the election umpire would be setting a precedent for speedy disintegration of Nigeria in 2015.

According to the Ngige, “Nigeria should be ready to accept the US prediction that the country would disintegrate in 2015 going by the seeming outcome of Anambra governorship election”.

Speaking further, the legal luminary declared: “INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega has admitted that he failed in Anambra. It would happen in 2015 presidential election when INEC is expected to declare Presidential results in favour of President Goodluck Jonathan and that would mark the end of Nigeria as a united country.”.

He dismissed the acceptance of the initial “faulty” results by a section of the traditional rulers in the State implying that some of them were “cash and carry” traditional rulers who have lost their conscience and values because of monetary gains.

He accused President Jonathan and Jega of preparing the ground to impose Obiano as governor on the people of the state, adding, “Jega is trying to emulate his predecessor, Prof. Maurice Iwu, but it can not stand the test of time as Obiano would be kicked out in three months as there are weighty evidences against him”.

Ngige who expressed immense sadness over INEC “dirty” role in Anambra election, contended that Jega has not only disappointed Anambra people, but the entire Nigerians who had thought he was a better referee than Iwu and warned that if the country burns, Jega and his INEC commissioners should be held responsible.

He added that the only option left for Jega and his INEC was to cancel the entire Anambra governorship election and fix a date for fresh one as major opposition parties had already expressed their willingness to boycott the Nov 30 supplementary episode. [Vanguard]

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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

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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

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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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