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Shekarau Demands Payment Of Entitlements From Kwankwaso As Former Governor .

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ibrahim_shekarau-KwankwasoImmediate past governor of Kano and one-time presidential candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, has demanded payment of his entitlements from the present administration in line with the provisions of the state’s pension rights of governors and deputy governors law of 2007.

Shekarau, who was governor from 2003 to 2011 in a letter to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso entitled “ Re: Implementation of Governor and Deputy Governor law No.3 of 2007”, requested for the payment of his monthly pensions as a former governor, provision of two vehicles and payment of allowances of his four personal staff.

The letter which was personally signed by Shekarau was addressed to Governor Kwankwaso.

Shekarau recalled that when the law was passed in 2007 he urged the state House of Assembly to backdate its implementation so Kwankwaso, who was governor of the state from 1999-2003 could benefit, lamented the injustice meted out against him by the current administration.

Shekarau’s spokesman, Malam Sule Yau Sule, said “When Kwankwaso wrote that his entitlements should be paid, his entitlements from 2003 were calculated and he was paid. We were paying him his allowances till the last month of our administration. We gave him all other privileges contained in the act but we couldn’t buy him a house because we had financial challenges which affected the whole country at the twilight of our administration. He brought a house of N900 million.

“His deputy, Ganduje, brought the issue of the very house he was occupying then that we should pay him. Malam paid him and he too received his allowances as a deputy till the last month of our administration. Malam implemented the law to the fullest,” he said.

Sule described the non-payment of his principal’s entitlement as the highest level of injustice.

“Shekarau is entitled to a monthly allowance equivalent to what Kwankwaso is receiving as a serving governor in Kano State. All other persons entitled to the entitlement are benefiting as they are being paid by Kwankwaso. The two persons that served as deputy governors during Shekarau’s tenure are benefiting too. This is the highest level of injustice,” he said.

In his reaction, Kwankwaso, who spoke through his media aide, Alhaji Jafar Jafar, faulted the claims of Shekarau’s media man, saying the former governor violated the law while he was in office.

“Based on pressures from the Shekarau people, Kwankwaso applied for his entitlements but he was only paid his allowances but Sheka-rau did not buy a house for Kwankwaso in line with the law. When Kwankwaso applied for the house, Shekarau kept it in view.

“Mallam Shekarau went ahead and violated the law by building a 20-bed room house for himself while he was serving. He violated it because the law clearly states that only former governors and deputies should enjoy the privileges and not that a serving governor should pay or build a house for himself”, he said.

Jafar, however, implored Shekarau to write a reminder and that Kwankwaso as a law abiding governor would look into it.

 

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

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Umahi Sacks Tertiary Institution’s Boards Headed By Ex-Minister, Ambassador

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, on Tuesday sacked sixteen Technical Assistants.

The development was disclosed in a statement released by Umahi through the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala.

He also announced the dissolution of governing boards of the state’s two tertiary education institutions.

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The boards dissolved are the Ebonyi State University Governing Council and the Ebonyi State College of Education, Ikwo Governing Boards.

The two boards are headed by Ambassador Franklin Ogbuewu and a former Minister of State for Health, Fidelis Nwankwo.

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Saraki Leads PDP’s Nati youonal Reconciliation Panel

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 Saraki Leads PDP’s National Reconciliation Panel

Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the chairman of its National Reconciliation Committee.

The committee made up of five other members is expected to work to resolve grievances and disagreements among party members across the country.

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This development was confirmed in a tweet late on Monday night by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

Other members of the committee are former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Ayim; former Governors Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), and Ibrahim Shema (Katsina); as well as former House Minority Leader, Mulikat Akande.

 

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Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023

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    Fashola: If We Keep Our Promises, APC Will Retain Power In 2023Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has expressed optimism that Nigerians will still vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) back to power in 2023.

Fashola, however, added that the only thing that can make Nigerians not to vote for the APC is if the party fails to fulfill its campaign promises to them.

The Minister made this remark while speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja.

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He noted that even if the promises are not 100% fulfilled but the citizens see signs of commitment and progress, other parties should forget about displacing APC in 2023.

The former Lagos State Governor added that opposition parties are not doing better than the APC, hence should not expect Nigerians to vote for them come 2023.

He said: “Some governors have joined us, from where we think we could not get voters before. To retain power in 2023, certainly if we keep our promises, people will vote for us. It is that simple, that is politics,” the former Lagos governor said.

“If you do what you say you will do, even if you don’t do hundred percent and they see that you are making progress, they will even want you to finish what you started.”

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