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Kogi Crisis: Group Accuses Melaye Of Blackmailing Gov. Bello

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A group known as Kogi Professional Forum (KPF) and 200 other civil society groups yesterday in Abuja berated Senator Dino Melaye and the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for setting up a committee to probe alleged anti-party activities against Governor Yahaya Bello, describing the move as a futile one.

The Kogi APC last week named Senator Melaye as head of an 11-man disciplinary committee to probe the Kogi governor over allegations that he favoured members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in appointments into his cabinet.
Addressing a press conference in the nation’s capital, the leader of the group, Comrade Ibrahim Ali, said it was wrong of Melaye (APC-Kogi West) and other disgruntled leaders of the party to accuse the governor of engaging in anti-party activities.

The group accused the senator of orchestrating the crisis because of selfish interest, adding that Melaye was only out to distract the governor from pursuing the vigorous agenda of developing the state.
Ali also debunked the allegation that Gov. Bello appointed non-APC members as commissioners and his personal aides.
“The governor should be commended for his large-hearted policy of inclusive government rather than archaic policy of winner takes it all”, Ali said.

The group also berated the Kogi APC Chairman, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo and other leaders of the party for supporting the call to probe Bello over the appointments he has made since becoming governor on January 27, 2016.
“For the records, having single-handedly nominated the secretary to the state government, Melaye had no locus standi to accuse the governor of sidelining him in the scheme of things in the state”, it said.
Ali further stated that Melaye, who played a prominent role in the inauguration of Bello, should stop blackmailing the governor and face the responsibility of making laws, which the people of his senatorial district elected him to do.
“Dino should stop blackmailing the governor and face the business for which he was elected, join hands with other well-meaning people and give Kogi west the desired representation”.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

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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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

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Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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