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Minister Of Science And Technology, Onu, Disowns Facebook Account

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Ogbonnaya OnuThe Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, on Friday, disowned a Faecbook account purportedly operated by him.

The Minister, who disowned the Facebook account during a courtesy visit on him by leaders of the Ebonyi State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, said the account was created by unscrupulous elements to defraud people.

“So many people called me on phone that they were chatting with me on Facebook. I stand here to say I don’t operate face book account.

“If anybody creates Facebook account with my name and pictures. The person is a criminal. Ignore such person.

“Some persons have been using my name and pictures to do all manner of business. I want to warn them to desist from this”, Mr. Onu said.

He also debunked reports that his recent visit to Governor Dave Umahi was to mend fences with him.

While stating that he had no qualms with the governor, the Minister said the visit was to console him over the demise of his mother, Margret Umahi.

The Minister stressed that despite political inclinations, he visits people who lose their loved ones because he understands the grief of loss, wondering why the visit was misinterpreted by some people and a section of the media.

While calling on people of the state to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, the former governor of old Abia State said Ebonyi cannot afford to be in opposition.

He said the state has tremendous potentials and must support the federal government to harness them.

Mr. Onu further said President Buhari inherited a bad economy from the past administration and has been working round the clock to fix it through diversification of the economy.

He restated his readiness to reposition the Ministry of Science and Technology to make it vibrant.

Earlier, the Ebonyi APC Chairman, Eze Nwachukwu, told the minister that the APC leaders came to celebrate with him.

Mr. Nwachukwu said the party in the state was united and poised to win future elections in the state.

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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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