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Kaduna Guber: El-Rufai Visits Yakowa’s Hometown, Pledges Responsible Govt

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Nasir-El-rufaiFormer Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has said justice is vital to the nation’s unity and growth.

He spoke yesterday at Fadan Kagoma, the home town of the immediate past Kaduna State Governor, the late Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa.

El-Rufai was at the palace of the Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka Wyoms (rtd), to inform the people of Gwong Chiefdom of his intention to contest the Kaduna governorship election.

Pledging to ensure justice and provide responsible leadership, El-Rufai paid glowing tributes to the late Yakowa, who he described as “a responsible and sincere leader, whose death left a big vacuum in the state”.

He said: “I have come here to formally inform you of my decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna State. Justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessing and moral backing.

“I am not new to our state. I did my primary school, secondary school and university in our state. I practised here before moving to Abuja, where the late Yakowa and I served in General Abdulsalam Abubakar’s administration, so I know our problems and together we will run a responsible and participatory government.

“Our diversity is our strength as instituted by Almighty God and it is His making, so we must harness it for our common good”.

The former minister, who hails from Zaria, is on a tour of the state ahead of the 2015 general elections.

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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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