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Tinubu, Ladoja, David Mark In Closed Door Meetings With Obasanjo

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Senate President, David Mark, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as well as former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja all held separate closed-door meetings with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday, reports Vanguard.

The politicians were said to have met with Obasanjo at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to the report, the first meeting held between Tinubu and Obasanjo had Ladoja present and lasted for almost two hours.

Mark’s visit to Obasanjo was said to have been aimed at persuading the former president to work for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2015 general elections.

The closed-door meeting between Obasanjo and Mark however commenced immediately after he arrived Obasanjo’s residence in the afternoon, shortly after Tinubu and others left the premises of the former president’s residence, lasting for almost two hours.

Obasanjo had left the PDP in January after disclosing his decision in a letter to Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who was the National chairman of the party at the time. Few months later, his loyalists also dumped the ruling party for the APC raising fears on what the consequences of the former president working against the PDP might be for the party in the 2015 elections.

Obasanjo has never hid his criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, especially on the way he has been handling insecurity in the country.

It is however expected that Mark’s meeting with Obasanjo will yield fruits, but the APC’s courting of the former president must have heightened fears.

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  1. Eagle

    October 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Total bullshit!

  2. domjay

    December 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    waist of time,obj has long expired & have nothing to offer.

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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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