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Pro-Fayose Lawmakers Denounce Plan By APC Lawmakers To Impeach Gov

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APC-FayoseThe factional Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr. Dele Olugbemi, has rubbished the purported notice of impeachment against Governor Ayodele Fayose and his Deputy, Dr Olusola Eleka, by the 19 All Progressives Congress members of the assembly.

In petitions to the State Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, and Director of the Department of State Service, Samuel Tamuno, Olugbemi called for the prosecution of the embattled Speaker, Dr. Adewale Omirin, for engaging in forgery, impersonation and attempt to cause breach of the public peace.

It would be recalled that Seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers loyal to Fayose had on November 20, 2014 impeached Omirin and his deputy, Tunji Orisalade.

Olugbemi, an ally of the governor was installed as the Speaker by the faction and had been presiding over the Assembly, while the remaining 19, led by Omirin, fled the state alleging threats to their lives.

In his petition to the heads of the security agencies in the state, Olugbemi described the notice of impeachment as a ploy by the APC to distract the State Government.

According to him, the Assembly never sat at any time to deliberate, or pass any Motion for the impeachment of Fayose.

In an April 4 letter written to the State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, Olugbemi said, “Dr Adewale Omirin, who signed the purported Impeachment Notice as Speaker of the State House of Assembly, was duly impeached at the plenary session of the House on November 20, 2014.”

The letter signed by Olugbemi and Clerk of the House, Joseph Tola Esan read, “Our attention has been drawn to publications in some Online newspapers of a purported notice to impeach the Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, by the State House of Assembly.

“The purported Notice of Impeachment dated March 9, 2015 was signed by Dr Adewale Omirin, who claimed to be the Speaker of the State House of Assembly.

“We wish to dissociate the Ekiti State House of Assembly from the purported impeachment notice, as the House never sat at any time to deliberate, and or pass any Motion for Impeachment of Mr Ayodele Fayose”.

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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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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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