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Nigeria In A Very Critical State – Al-Makura

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L-R: SEN. ABDULLAHI ADAMU; NASARAWA STATE GOVERNOR UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA RECEIVING LEADERSHIP POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE ETSU NUPE HRH YAHAYA ABUBAKAR; AND EMIR OF LAFIA ALH. ISA MUSTAPHA AGWAI

L-R: SEN. ABDULLAHI ADAMU; NASARAWA STATE GOVERNOR UMARU TANKO AL-MAKURA RECEIVING LEADERSHIP POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM THE ETSU NUPE HRH YAHAYA ABUBAKAR; AND EMIR OF LAFIA ALH. ISA MUSTAPHA AGWAI

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State ‎has enjoined Nigerians to give the necessary support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying the nation is in a dire state while the citizens require a re-orientation of ideals and values.

He also said Buhari had the “pedigree and antecedents to take the country to the promise land”.

‎Al-Makura stated this after he was invested with the‎ ‘Leadership Politician of the Year’ award at the 2015 annual Leadership Newspaper conference and awards ceremony on Wednesday in Abuja.

He said, “This country is in a position of whether to survive or to fail completely. This position we are in now is so critical.

“We have got a leader in this country who personifies commitment and sincerity of purpose; that is the President of this country, Muhammadu Buhari. I am calling on all of us that it is time to now or never support this wonderful Nigerian, who will take this country to the promise land given his pedigree and antecedents”.

Gov. Al-Makura admonished Nigerians to re-dedicate themselves to national development through value re-orientation, rule of law, accountability, transparency and self-denial.

“‎I would like us to look inward and re-dedicate ourselves to the survival of this country through value orientation, ethics, rule of law, accountability, transparency and self-denial, leadership by example and above all, the fear of Almighty God. ‎

“I think if we imbibe these attributes and we internalise them, Nigeria will have a very promising future given the leadership we have at the moment”, he added.

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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
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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