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Emeka Anyaoku Backs Buhari’s Stance On Naira Devaluation

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Emeka Anyaoku-Book LaunchFormer Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku yesterday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, threw his weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand against the devaluation of the naira.
Anyaoku spoke at the presentation of Olusola Sanu’s memoirs: “Audacity on the Bound: A Diplomatic Odyssey”.
He called on Buhari to maintain his stance and assemble a team of economic experts on the issue.
Anyaoku, however, stressed the need to take the nation out of its economic crisis.
He, however, decried the exploitation of the Nigeria presidential system by new generation politicians, whom he blamed for the nation’s woes.
“I have worked with the old political leaders, who during their time were hardworking, brilliant and known for high integrity.
“The new generation has exploited the presidential system. The president, governors and local government chairmen now parade over 3,000 special advisers.
“Some state governors that cannot boast of strong revenue also have up to 30 advisers.
“A local government chairman now operates presidential system at council level”, he said.
Anyaoku who quoted copiously from the work, described the book as an instructive material for future generations.
He said Sanu was one of the brightest administrators in Nigeria, who lived a life of hard work and integrity
Similarly, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, ex-Head of State, hailed Sanu for his brilliant performances in the positions he occupied.
Gowon said the book would boost the capacity of young career diplomats.
“I am sure Sanu will never forget his exploits as an ambassador to Ethiopia”, he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the book has 514 pages, divided into 21 chapters.

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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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