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Ekiti APC Lampoons Fayose For ‘Breach Of Protocol’ At Budget Presentation

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Ayo FayoseThe Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has berated Governor Ayo Fayose for what it termed “breach of protocol” at the presentation of the 2016 Appropriation Bill at the House of Assembly on Tuesday.

The party gave Mr. Fayose knocks for bringing out a gavel and symbolically “passing” the budget into law after presenting the proposal to lawmakers.

The Ekiti APC argued that aside brandishing the gavel, the governor’s choice of dressing made a mockery of the office he occupies.

Gov. Fayose had appeared before the lawmakers to present the 2016 Appropriation Bill dressed casually in a T-shirt and jeans instead of an official traditional attire or English wear.

Condemning the governor’s action, the APC, in a statement yesterday by its Publicity Secretary Taiwo Olatunbosun, said it was regrettable that the lawmakers allowed Fayose to get away with the breach of official protocol, which undermined the Assembly’s integrity.

Olatunbosun said: “The world watched in disbelief as Fayose stormed the House of Assembly in casual dress.

“The governor’s appearance is uncultured and in flagrant disregard of the rule of law and constituted authority. It defies decorum, violates law and order and abuses power

“More shocks came when the governor grabbed the gavel and started conducting a mock sitting.

“The worst was the quality of English by the governor who said: ‘those who doesn’t support the quick passage of the budget should say ‘Aye’ or ‘Nay’, to which both gallery and members hooted ‘Aye’”.

Condemning the lawmakers for allowing the executive to undermine the established protocol of the Assembly and put the state in ridicule by allowing the governor to use the gavel as well as appearing in casual wear, the APC spokesperson said members’ conduct demonstrated the confirmation of their subservient relationship with the governor in clear breach of the constitution.

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

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Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

Olufon of Ifon

Oba Adegoke Adeusi, the Olufon of Ifon under Ose Local Government Area Ondo State, has been murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Oba Adeusi was reportedly killed on Thursday evening at a spot around the Elegbeka axis of the town.

According to reports, the monarch was initially kidnapped before he was eventually killed.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Raises Alarm As Bandits Allegedly Kidnap Scores On Kaduna-Abuja Road

The monarch reportedly died at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, as a result of gunshots he sustained during the attack.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Tee Leo-Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Describing the event as an unfortunate one, the Police spokesman in the state also revealed that two people in the monarch’s convoy were kidnapped.

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

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No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed that there is no pardon for people indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence.

The governor made this remark on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu.

The Committee was set up to give recommendations on how the fight against sexual and gender-based violence can be won.

Speaking at the occasion, Sanwo-Olu, restated his commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated.

Also Read: Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our society. Through your efforts, vulnerable people are building the courage to speak out on offences of sexual violence and heal their wounds.

“We will bring people, who have been perpetrating these crimes, knowingly or unknowingly, to book. We will ensure they never walk freely without the full wrath of the law brought upon them. It is part of our responsibility to ensure that the vulnerable members of our society have a voice and have access to where they can get justice when their rights are violated.”

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

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Vendor’s Widow Disowns Family Over N500m Lawsuit Against Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila

Josephine Okereke, wife of the Abuja-based vendor killed by a security aide of Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has rejected the family’s demand of N500 million compensation.

Okereke while speaking to newsmen on Thursday stated that what she wants is justice for her late husband, and not the compensation being sought by his family.

Recall that some days ago, Ifeanyi, her husband, was shot by Abdullahi Hassan, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative attached to the speaker.

Also Read: Family Of Slain Vendor Demands N500m Compensation From Gbajabiamila, Threatens Legal Action

Days after the Speaker promised to ensure justice, the family of the slain vendor wrote the speaker, demanding a N500 million compensation.

Okereke, however, told journalists in Abuja that she was not privy to the N500 million compensation requested by the family.

“I was in my house when within 10 minutes my father-in-law came from Abia, he went out along with his other son and the next day I heard that my husband’s people are demanding N500 million as compensation,” she said.

“I was shocked and asked how will they be doing that and how will the speaker help the children again with such demand. All I want now is that the person that killed my husband to face justice.”

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