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Ekiti Assembly sacks 16 council chairmen, 177 councillors

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  • Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi

    All the 16 elected local government chairmen and their 177 councillors have been placed on indefinite suspension by the State House of Assembly.

    Chairman of the House Committee on Information, Chief Gboyega Aribisogan, announced the indefinite suspension at a news conference after plenary on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti.

    He said the suspension was one of the resolutions adopted after the House had debated on the report submitted to it on the recent investigation into the finances of all the local government councils.

    Aribisogan, who said that the suspension would pave the way for a forensic audit of the councils, added that the continued stay in office of the elected officials would obstruct the course of investigation.

    According to him, the committee’s report exposed a great deal of corruption and other sharp practices to the detriment of the people of the council areas.

    He alleged that most of the sacked council chairmen awarded white elephant contracts to cronies and friends after which such projects would be executed by direct labour using council equipment.

    Aribisogan, however, urged the executive to immediately commence reforms in the administration of the local governments.

    He said it was also resolved that appropriate sanctions should be meted to any erring official found culpable.

    Aribisogan, who also said the assembly’s resolution was constitutional, urged all the affected persons to vacate office immediately and hand over government properties in their care to the Directors of Administration.

    He dismissed the insinuations in some quarters that the elected officials, who were all members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, were being compelled to join the All Progressives Congress.

    The suspended officials were elected about a year ago.

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    FG urged to declare state of emergency on federal roads, Senate tasks

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    Disturbed by the deplorable conditions of road networks across the country, the Senate on Tuesday, charged the federal government to declare a state of emergency on all federal roads.
    This was as the upper legislative chamber mandated  its Committees on Petroleum (Downstream), Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, FERMA and National Planning to investigate the Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency, PPPRA on the non-remittance of five percent user charge pump price of petrol.
    Besides, the joint committees were also asked to investigate the non remittance of international vehicle transit charge accruing to FERMA and other established state roads maintenance agency.
    These resolutions followed deliberations on a motion sponsored under Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate rule by Senator Geshom Bassey (PDP Cross River South)  who lamented the deplorable state of federal roads in the country.
    Presenting the motion, Senator Basset expressed concern that several thousands of lives have been lost to road accidents due to bad and un-motorable roads, while bad portion of roads are safe haven for kidnappers and armed robbers on Nigerian highways.
    Supporting the motion, Senator Chukwuka Utazi (PDP Enugu North) said the state of the federal highways are highly deplorable and that urgent attention is needed especially within this budget cycle to do something drastic to address the situation.
    Utazi said “and like you prayed that the PPPRA should release the fund for totally provided for FERMA to do  it’s job.
    “Mr President, the raining season is just gradually coming to an end and this is the opportunity for FERMA to go and start rehabilitating our roads so that Nigerians can move freely.
    “This period is also the time for harvest and in order to ensure that farmers that are in the hinterland get to the appropriate market to get adequate prices for their goods, we  have to make sure the roads are properly done.
    “You also know that because we don’t have the rail lines that should be in place, most of the goods and services that we move from one place to the other are done through trucking and if you continue to do trucking, you know that the life span of any  major federal highway may not last long.
    “This is a very important motion moved at the most appropriate time to get the desired attention and I’m standing here lending my support and full weigh to get that being done knowing fully well that those of us from the south east are the major complainants of the bad roads in this country and we hope that we get the desired attention from FERMA if  this motion scales through.”
    In his remark, President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan said he believe that every part of the country suffers from this problem of deplorable  roads.
    He expressed optimism that the  committees mandated to look into the matter will  swing into action and attend to the issue associated with this motion.
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    SAD… Taraba INEC REC is dead

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    The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, (REC) in Taraba State, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf, is dead.
    INEC Secretary, Rose Oriarian-Anthony, said the REC died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he had been on admission.
    She said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission regrets to announce the death of the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Taraba State, Alhaji Baba Abba Yusuf.
    “He died last (Saturday) night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was on admission for sometime.
    He was buried today (Sunday) September 29 2019 at 4pm in Maiduguri.
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    Transgender: Sade Adu’s daughter finally becomes a man (PHOTOS)

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    Izaak and Mum

    Sade’s transgender son has shared a heartfelt message of thanks to the soul singer, as he completes his transition from female to male.

    Izaak Theo Adu, born Mickailia ‘Ila’ Adu, has spent the past six months in recovery after undergoing phalloplasty surgery, the reconstructive procedure typically undergone by transgender and non-binary people.

    After returning home to his family, Izaak shared a sweet photo of himself hugging Sade, 60, along with a message praising the iconic singer for her unwavering support. In the Instagram post, Izaak wrote: ‘It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! ‘Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. ‘Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️ #mumma #lioness #queen#iloveyou.’

    Izaak is Sade’s only child from her former relationship with reggae music producer Bob Morgan.

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