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Rivers APC Cautions Banks Against Giving Wike’s Administration Loans, Says Gov Has Spent N60bn In 30 Days

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RIVERS APC CHAIRMAN, DAVIES IKANYA

RIVERS APC CHAIRMAN, DAVIES IKANYA

The Rivers State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has advised banks in the state against giving loans to Governor Nyesom Wike’s administration.

The party gave this advice in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Explaining that the current administration in the state will lavish such loans on frivolities, the APC accused Gov. Wike of squandering N60bn within 30 days, amounting to N2bn per day.

According to the statement signed by the state chairman of the party, Dr. Davies Ikanya, any bank that lends money to the current government will be doing so at its own peril.

Arguing that such loans will be difficult to recover, Ikanya said, “The period of sharing Rivers State money among some unscrupulous politicians ceased since 2007 and cannot be reintroduced through the back door.

“In what is clearly a tale of the absurd, Wike’s rubber stamp State House of Assembly has approved a whopping sum of N30bn within 30 days for expenditure without any project attached.

“Apart from this N30bn, the administration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi left the sum of N7.5bn plus the N23bn released to the state from the Federation Account and Internally Generated Revenue, making the total funds available for Wike to squander over N60bn within 30 days”.

In reaction, the State Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Emma Okah, described the allegations as unsubstantiated.

He said, “There is absolutely no truth in what they are saying. They are ignorant of the truth. His Excellency (Wike) only collected N10bn, which he attached to various projects made known to Rivers people.

“They want to divert attention from the revelation of their misappropriation of Rivers’ resources trusted to their care. This government cannot be ruffled by their unsubstantiated allegations”.

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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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