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Why I’m Going Ahead With Amaechi Probe – Wike

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NYESOM WIKEGovernor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, has explained the reason behind his probe of the immediate past administration of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

Wike said the essence of the probe was to shed light on some grey areas, insisting that it was not a witch-hunt as claimed by his predecessor.

The governor, who spoke with journalists yesterday in Abuja, disclosed that the recommendation of the probe panel would determine the cause of action to be taken against Amaechi.

He also did not foreclose the possibility of handing over the findings of the judicial panel of inquiry to anti-graft agencies.

He said: “The essence of the judicial commission does not have to do with witch-haunting anybody, but to understand things we could not have understood.

“If he had worked with the transition committee we set up, the committee would have asked one or two questions. No transition committee was set up by government (Amaechi’s administration).

“It is only our state that never had any transition committee. We set up our own transition committee. It made every communication; it wrote. They did not cooperate with it”.

Wike also claimed that the ex-governor was only trying to use the media to divert attention from the probe panel.

His words:  “He (Amaechi) said he would use all constitutional and legal means.  The commission is not an unconstitutional commission. It is a constitutional and legal commission.

“Nobody has been indicted. We only ask them to look into matters and ask one or two questions”, he stressed.

Wike recalled that his predecessor also set up probe panels, yet nobody accused him of witch-hunting them.

The governor also debunked the report making the rounds that he collected a handover note, saying “Let us start from the national level. When Jonathan was leaving, did he just handover just the villa? Did he not handover the whole government structure; from one ministry to the other?”

Wike noted that the Permanent Secretary of the Government House never gave him a handover note.

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  1. Triumphant

    June 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    The governor of the Rivers State is going to set a precedent if the probe was carried out. The precedent can be relied on by an incumbent governor when initiating a probe against previous governor. I think the governor’s action should be commended.

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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.

Also Read: Ondo Guber: INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To Akeredolu, Deputy

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.

Also Read: BREAKING: IGP Replies Amnesty, Says Policemen Didn’t Shoot #EndSARS Protesters

“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.

Also Read: Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

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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