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Golden Eaglets World Cup Victory, Perfect Response To Buhari’s “Uninspiring, Negative Utterances” – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party has saluted the Golden Eaglets for Sunday night’s victory at the U-17 World Cup in Chile, describing it as a bold statement by the Nigerian youth against series of ​“uninspiring and negative utterances and actions​”​ of President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government that has been de-marketing the nation in the international arena.

The Golden Eaglets successfully retained their crown by defeating fellow Africans, Mali, 2-0. With the victory, Nigeria became only the second side to retain the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

In a congratulatory message on Monday, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said the victory is a clear demonstration that Nigeria, as a country is endowed with enormous talents and potentials waiting to be exhibited to the entire world.

The party said the victory further expresse​d ​the resilient spirit of Nigerians despite a “discouraging” government that has not only shown an obvious inability to chart a clear course of governance and the future of the youth, but also refused to acknowledge the potentials in its citizens.

“The time has come for us to dwell less on our negatives but to showcase the positives, the talents and indeed the natural resources waiting to be harnessed and exhibited for foreign investments and participation in our economy.

“Finally, the PDP states that this victory should be a wake-up call on President Muhammadu Buhari to recognize the hardworking spirit of Nigerians, our overflowing talents and well-developed natural endowments”, the party 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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