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Lagos government Assembly confirms Governor Ambode’s commissioner nominees

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The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s four commissioner nominees and one special adviser.

The approval followed the adoption of the report of its 16-member ad hoc committee for the screening of the nominees and their physical appearance on the floor of the House.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni, the Chairman of the Screening Committee and Deputy Speaker of the House, had on Tuesday presented the committee’s report to the House.

Mr. Eshinlokun-Sanni said that the commissioner and special adviser designates had been screened and passed for the House confirmation.

The House approved the nominees after the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, conducted a voice vote on each of them.

Mr. Obasa directed the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to communicate the approval of the House to the governor.

NAN reports that Akeem Fahm was confirmed as the Commissioner-Designate, Ministry of Science and Technology while Mr Ladi Lawanson-Akinwale was cleared as the Commissioner-Designate, Ministry of Transportation.

Mr Segun Banjo was cleared as the Commissioner-Designate, Ministry of Economic Panning and Budget while Olayinka Oladunjoye was approved as Commissioner- Designate, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.

Hakeem Sulaiman, Ambode’s choice for Special Adviser, Community and Communication was also cleared.

The lawmakers also confirmed the appointment Toyin Okenla as a member of the Lagos State Sport Commission.

The House adjourned its plenary session until March 19.

Source : (NAN)

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

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Fake News Triggered #EndSARS Carnage – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has expressed that the carnage that followed the #EndSARS protests across the country was triggered by fake news.

The IGP spoke on Thursday in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo State Police Command as part of his tours of states affected by the #ENDSARS protest.

He maintained that those behind the protest were armed with the sinister motive to destabilize the government.

Also Read: #EndSARS: UK Parliament Does Not Speak For British Govt – FG

While urging the officers to return to work, Adamu pointed out that no nation could survive without policing even as he informed them that the Buhari administration has taken various steps to reform the Nigerian Police.

According to him, “The government has approved an extension of health scheme to retired police personnel. The police salary structure has been reviewed affecting all ranks.

“Your job is important. Without you coming out, there will be chaos and you are special.”

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

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Buhari Will Set Nigeria On Fire If He Doesn’t Implement People’s Demands —Wike

Nyesom Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has an opportunity to address the demands of the people or put the country “on fire.”

He gave this warning on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

This is coming at a time when there have been serious calls for the restructuring of the country.

Also Read: NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

“We must understand in this country that political leadership is very key, having the political will to implement what the people want is very serious.

“I don’t want to talk about the issue of distrust or no trust in government. People have raised such issues, that they don’t think that nothing will come out of all this dialogue. I don’t agree with that. I believe that if the president does not do, given the opportunities he has now, then, he will be putting Nigeria on fire.”

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuses FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

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Former Lawmaker, Shehu Sani Accuse FG Of Using Huge Loans To Buy Substandard Chinese Railway Locomotives

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has accused the Federal Government of taking huge loans to acquire substandard and refurbished trains.

The former lawmaker from Kaduna made this accusation on Thursday on his Twitter page while condemning the recent breakdown of the Kaduna-Abuja railway.

Also Read: Amaechi Apologises For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

The railway line was reported to have broken down between November 18 and November 20, exposing passengers on the journey to grave danger.

He expressed that for such to have happened, it means Nigeria paid for substandard or refurbished locomotives adding that the Chinese contractor in charge must be made to repair them at no cost to the government.

He wrote:

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