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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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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

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Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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