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Stakeholders Endorse David Lyon As Bayelsa APC Guber Candidate

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Bayelsa State stakeholders have endorsed a businessman and oil mogul, David Lyon, as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the gubernatorial election in the state.

This was after the stakeholders met in Yenagoa, the state capital, under the auspices of Bayelsa Stakeholders Forum (BSF), saying that they chose Lyon after critically assessing other aspirants gunning for the ticket of the APC.

The Leader of BSF, Chief Alex Ekiotenne, who spoke after the meeting, described the ambition of Lyon as a divine mandate saying, “The Forum has come to a conclusion to support David Lyon because, he is a man who has been tested and trusted, and we can trust him with our people.

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“He is a good product and a good product is easy to sell. The youths in Bayelsa are yearning for a man like David Lyon. Bayelsans are hungry today, our communities are dirty because of bad governance. This has to change”.

He attributed the peace enjoyed in the Niger Delta region and Bayelsa to Lyon saying the aspirant developed a workable formula that protected pipelines in the region.

“We have not fared well at all in Bayelsa state. Our communities are dirty. We do not have potable water and we do not have healthcare institutions that are working. We do not have an airport that was claimed to have been built, five to six months the airport was supposedly commissioned.

“Salaries are not paid as an when due; certainly there’s so much that is wrong in this state. The state is operated by the operators and those governing now do that as though it is a private endeavour and this is not good enough.

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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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