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I Never Had Any Contract Dealings With Jonathan Govt – Metuh

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Olisa Metuh_PDPThe National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said he never benefitted from any government contract during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The opposition party spokesman, who stated this during a press briefing on Tuesday in his office at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, said the clarification became necessary “taking into consideration the times we find ourselves, especially as they relate to me”.

Mr. Metuh disclosed that in the last seven months, he has been “hounded, harassed, intimidated and threatened severally”.

He noted that it was in order to avoid personal and family pressure that he refrained from coming out with details of the threat to his life.

Mr. Metuh, however, stressed that based on recent information available to him, he now has cause to believe that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government is desperate and may have finalized plans to silence him.

“As someone who has been a private person, having not taken any public office, the choice of where, how and when to invest and conduct my personal business remains my prerogative.

“In this regard, I note that I never had any contract dealings with the immediate past Federal Government or any of its security apparatus”, Metuh said.

He pointed out that in the course of his duties as National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, former President Jonathan invited him and directed him to carry out some assignments relating to his office and which “he duly funded”.

“It is important to note that the former president was fully satisfied with the way and manner I handled the assignment”, Mr. Metuh said, and called on the present government “not use the apparatus of state power to settle personal scores”.

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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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