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I’ll Govern Kaduna With Equity, Fairness And Justice, Says Gov-elect El-Rufai

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el-rufaiThe Governor-elect of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Sunday, said his victory at Saturday’s governorship election was a victory for democracy.

Mr. El-Rufai of APC polled a staggering 1,117,365 to defeat incumbent Governor Mukhtar Yero of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 485,833.

The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, who contested the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, spoke to reporters at the party’s campaign office in Kaduna after he was declared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, promised to fulfill his campaign promises.

He also promised to govern the state with equity, fairness and justice, adding that under his administration, there would be no discrimination.

El-Rufai said, “I will govern the state with equity, fairness and justice, I will equally use the resources of the state to develop and better the lives of the people of the state.

“In our government, there will be no discrimination of any kind on the basis of religion, ethnicity, settler or indigene, everybody resident in the state will be given equal treatment”.

Meanwhile, the Senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, who was present at the campaign office where Governor-elect El-rufai delivered his acceptance speech, has described the victory of the APC as liberation from the PDP’s 16 years of misrule.

“The total Eradication of the PDP from our political landscape and our lives is the only way of cleansing our country of pests and parasites, who strangled and suffocated our people for sixteen years”, he said.

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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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