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Kaduna APC Crisis Regrettable – Ex-Reps Member

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Nasir-El-Rufai-Shehu-SaniAn All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain in Kaduna State, Alhaji Sani Mohammed Shaaban, has decried the crisis currently rocking the party.
The Kaduna APC is currently torn between forces loyal to the state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai and the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani.
The Senator Sani group over a week ago, announced the formation of a splinter group known as “APC Akida”, in response to the stranglehold of the governor on the party.
Reacting to the development Thursday in Kaduna, Shaaban, a former member of the House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), respectively, during the 2007 and 2011 general elections, said that he neither belonged to APC Akida or APC Government House faction.
The party stalwart expressed regrets that the APC in Kaduna was enmeshed in a crisis at a time the masses were hoping to reap the dividends of their hard earned victory in the state.
Shaaban said: “I have mutual relationship with many politicians in the state. Many of my acquaintances and associates, with whom we struggled together to win this election, are in both camps. Our hope is for this crisis to end.
“The two camps should take note that all those foot-soldiers fanning the embers of crisis are doing so out for what they are benefiting and we are now in the Holy month of Ramadan, which has placed emphasis on forgiveness, reconciliation and seeking God’s blessing. Hence, we should utilise this period wisely”.

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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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