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Tender Your Resignation Letters – Group Tells Keyamo, Akpabio

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Festus Keyamo

A group known as MidWest Progressive Forum (MPF), has asked the Minister for Niger Ministry and Minister of State for the Niger Delta Ministry, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) to resign immediately over their failure to advise President Muhammadu Buhari on the correct position of the law regarding the appointment of the chairmanship position of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

In a statement signed by its National President Andrew Emwanta and Mrs. Judith Osarumense (General Secretary) in Benin, said both Keyamo and Akpabio have indirectly constituted their offices into the interim board of the commission under the guise of probing the finances of the commission.

They said, “The present crisis over the non-compliance of President Muhammadu Buhari with the provisions of the NNDC Act No. 6 of 2000 in the nomination of the leadership of the yet to be inaugurated NNDC Board is as a result of the failure of Senator Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo (SAN) to advice Mr. President on the correct position of the law in respect of the chairmanship position of the board.

“As lawyers, they both owe Mr. President the responsibility of advising him on the propriety and legality of the nominations to the offices of Chairman and Managing Director of the Commission, which was made in flagrant violation of the NNDC Act No.6 of 2000.

“Due to this avoidable mistake by the President, there are over five lawsuits challenging the validity of the board nominations. The underlying gravamen of the current crisis over the nomination of the NDDC board leadership is akin to the President nominating a citizen of Chad Republic as Grand Khadi of the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) judiciary because he is fluent in Fulani language and a Nigeria- trained Islamic Scholar.

“It was because of the failure of top government officials to appropriately advise a former President of Nigeria that made the country to lose a lawsuit in England which will cost Nigeria over 9 billion US Dollars. The NNDC crisis is avoidable if the two Ministers in the Niger Delta Ministry will put aside partisan and personal interests, and accordingly advise Mr. President on the correct position of the law.

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“If the two Ministers are unable to follow the path of patriotism and due process inappropriately advising Mr. President on this impending national tragedy, they should tender their letters of resignation because they have started failing to fit into Mr. President’s next level agenda.

“There is no room for laxity and impunity in an era where corruption is tantamount failure to act on account of personal interest.”

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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

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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

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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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