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Probes: Plateau Govt. Will Give Jang Enough Reasons To Lose Sleep, Says Lalong

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Jang-and-LalongGovernor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, yesterday advised his predecessor, Senator Jonah Jang, to brace himself for more probes as more committees will be set up and he (Jang) will be summoned to give account of his eight years in office.

Lalong was reacting to a statement issued by the former governor on Monday in which he condemned the move to probe his administration.

The Plateau Government last week inaugurated a committee to investigate the purchase and distribution of vehicles on loan to members of the public by the Jang administration under the Tackling Poverty Together programme.

Jang, who is currently the senator representing Plateau North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, responded to the inauguration of the panel by accusing his successor of using probes to “loot” the state and distract the people from the issues of grazing reserves and his “non-performance”, one year after assuming office as governor.

But the governor said he was only following in his predecessor’s footstep, who upon assumption of office, had set up a committee to probe the Joshua Dariye administration.

In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affair, Samuel Emmanuel Nanle, the governor yesterday expressed surprise how a simple task of reviewing a revolving loan empowerment programme guided by terms of reference, could elicit the kind of reaction it did from the former governor.

“As the days roll by and the EFCC settle to address the issues of the State SURE-P funds, the state primary education funds, the CBN N2bn SME funds meant for youth empowerment, the deductions for five km road projects in 17 local governments areas, the ASTC Project, the several bank charges and payment of commissions beyond regulatory limits, amongst the many politically motivated contract beneficiaries with the loop financial benefits to government officials; we shall see how he (Jang) retreats shamelessly into his cocoon. Let Senator Jang not lose sleep yet, for the days ahead will give him enough reasons to”, the statement said.

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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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