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Border reopening: Stay away from illicit activities capable of hurting nation’s economy – Abiodun warns Nigerians

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Border reopening: Stay away from illicit activities capable of hurting nation's economy - Abiodun warns Nigerians

Border reopening: Stay away from illicit activities capable of hurting nation’s economy – Abiodun warns Nigerians

 

 

 

 

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on the youths and the people of the state not to see the reopening of the nation’s borders as an avenue to engage in illicit activities capable of damaging the economy of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun gave this charge in his address at the 10th year coronation anniversary of the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the governor, people should only see the reopening of the borders as a mark of the Federal Government’s commitment to the development of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are very happy that the Federal Government has reopened some land borders, among these borders are the Idi-Iroko borders, here in Ogun. I enjoin us all to please cooperate with law enforcement agencies, we should not engage in illicit activities, such illegal activities do a lot of damage to our economy,” he noted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While appealing to security agencies to ensure that they continue to see the people as partners in progress and ensure that they avoid the loss of lives and property that usually come with clashes between security agencies and the people.

 

 

 

Border reopening: Stay away from illicit activities capable of hurting nation's economy - Abiodun warns Nigerians

 

 

 

Abiodun, who also charged the people of the state and the country as a whole to understand that they have great responsibility as a people to the overall development of the nation, urged eligible voters to get their Permanent Voter’s Card as well as participate fully in the forth coming elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We are gradually getting into the next season of political activities, as we prepare for the 2023 general elections, all eligible voters should get their permanent voter’s cards as voting during elections is our civic duty. It is the least you can do, people get the government they say that they deserve, if you do not vote, it means you do not have a say in those that govern you and more importantly those that represent you”, he added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He further urged the people to use their power rightly by voting in credible leaders, saying voters shouldn’t allow themselves to be deceived or used by unscrupulous politicians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abiodun acknowledged the calmness, disposition and sincerity of the Olu of Ilaro and said that the monarch is a true representation of royalty that has continued to contribute towards the success of his administration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He, however, congratulated the sons and daughters of the town who were conferred with different chieftaincy titles by the monarch, charged them to continue to support the development of Yewaland and the state as a whole.

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

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Supreme Court judgment vindicates Amaechi – Media office

 

 

The media office of the former governor of Rivers State and presidential aspirant under the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that Nigeria’s apex court (Supreme Court ) today ruled on the appeal filed by Amaechi against the Rivers State Government on the Justice Omereji Judicial Commission of Inquiry.

 

 

 

The Supreme Court in dismissing the Appeal however pronounced that the function of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry was mere investigative, that nobody, neither Amaechi nor anyone else, was on trial before the panel.

 

 

 

In a statement sent to Vanguard, Amaechi’s media office stated that “The Supreme Court ruling vindicates the former Governor of Rivers State. The apex court was categorical and clear that Amaechi was not on trial. The implication of this is that any indictment from the Commission is null and void and cannot stand.

 

 

 

“With this judgment, Amaechi has been vindicated and cleared him of all purported or alleged indictment by the Governor Wike’s Commission. It has been further settled that the decisions/recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry and subsequent White Paper issued by the State Government are not a conviction or indictment and cannot stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“From the onset, it was obvious to any discerning mind that the Commission was set up to embarrass, denigrate and humiliate Amaechi. The apex court judgment today, further buttressed this stance. A Commission purportedly set up to investigate past financial transactions was a Commission to personally witch-hunt Amaechi.”

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

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Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has won the just concluded APC governorship primaries

 

Breaking: Gov. Matawalle Win APC Governorship Primary Unopposed

 

 

The incumbent Governor was declared winner as his main contenders; Hon. Sani Jaji, and Hon. Abdul Malik Garba Gajam withdrew from the race moments before the highly rancor free election.

 

Delegates from 14 Local Government Areas of the state were thoroughly screened by the security operatives before being granted access to the Zamfara State township stadium the venue of the event to perform the all important role.

 

Our Reporter gathered that all the APC leaders in the State all unanimously endorsed Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle’s unopposed victory so also the former Governor of the State Abdul Aziz Abubakar Yari was heard saying “APC is the only known party to the good people of Zamfara state.

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SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

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Youth Organization hails Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Second Term Endorsement

SANWO-OLU WINS LAGOS APC GOVERNORSHIP TICKET FOR SECOND TERM

…Governor’s Opponents Failed To Meet Screening Requirements, Disqualified Before Primaries – Electoral Cmtte

 

 

 

 

 

 

With 1,170 delegate votes in his favour, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship primaries of Lagos State’s chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) to become the party’s standard bearer in the 2023 general election.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The party members defied the downpour that marred the exercise held on Thursday at Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan; they filed under the rain and cast their votes to approve the Governor’s second term ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral process commenced at 12:33pm with the arrival of the chairman of the Lagos Gubernatorial Primaries Committee led by the former Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Adamu Shettima Yuguda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The electoral committee’s arrival was followed by immediate accreditation of delegates across the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the 1,225 delegates expected to participate in the primaries, the electoral committee accredited 1,198 delegates seated at the venue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The exercise was witnessed by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dispatched from the commission’s headquarters to monitor the primaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before voting commenced, Shettima explained the modalities adopted by the electoral committee on how the delegates would cast their ballots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said: “This exercise we are conducting here is to renew the mandate of the APC government in Lagos. We bring greetings from our national secretariat. Lagos is an APC state, no other party should be allowed to govern the State because our party has done extremely well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lagos is very important to APC, because the next president is most likely to emerge from this State. This exercise is important, no matter how long we are here, we must be patient because this is what the electoral laws mandate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1:03pm, accredited delegates filed out to vote according to their Local Government Areas. There were five delegates each from 245 wards across the 20 federally registered LGAs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The voting was temporarily disrupted by the downpour. When the rains subsided, the delegates came out again to vote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 3:35pm, the voting ended and sorting of the cast ballots began immediately. Then, the electoral committee chairman declared vote counting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A total of 1,182 votes were cast during the primaries; 1,170 valid votes were in favour of Sanwo-Olu, while 12 votes were invalid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having garnered the highest votes, Shettima returned Sanwo-Olu as winner of the process, stressing that two other aspirants who were supposed to contest in the primaries had been disqualified by the party’s screen committee prior to the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspirant disqualified are Abdulhameed Olorunfemi Mustapha and Wale Oluwo.

Reacting to the outcome of the primaries, Sanwo-Olu dedicated the victory to all party members, describing them as the main winners of the exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governor said the outcome of the exercise was a “loud and clear” message from the party delegates, noting that his victory was the first leg of the success being expected by the State chapter of APC. He said the party leadership would not divert all its energy to win the APC presidential ticket for the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sanwo-Olu said: “Having thanked all our party faithful, the bigger appreciation goes to all Lagosians irrespective of the side they lean. This victory is for all residents who have supported us on this journey we started four years ago. What we witnessed this evening is an affirmation that the good work we have been doing should continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is the assurance we are taking to the general elections and we will ensure that we don’t fail. With all sense of responsibility, there are still a lot more that Lagosians should be expecting from us across all facets of governance. The confidence reposed in us will not be betrayed. We pray that God gives us the energy to take Lagos to a level that will reflect the aspiration of all Lagosians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other members of the Gubernatorial Primaries Committee who were at the exercise are the Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Bashir, Tilewa Sijuwade, Hon. Bola Imolehin and Stella Okotete.

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