Dankwambo Chides FG For Wasting Tax Payers’ N1.2bn On Nigeria Air

Ibrahim Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe State and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Federal Government for wasting tax payers’ money on the national carrier project.

The Federal Government announced the suspension of the project on Wednesday.

Governor Fayose’s Ex-Attorney General Demands N600 Million Unpaid Legal Fee

Owoseni Ajayi, a lawyer based in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, has asked Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to pay him a professional fee amounting to N600 million for legal services he rendered, Today ng reports.

“Ajayi, who was Fayose’s lawyer before he was appointed attorney general and commissioner for justice, listed 13 high-profile cases he handled for the governor which had not been paid for.

“In a letter he wrote to Fayose, made available to reporters in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday, he said he demanded N600 million at the rate of N50 million for each of the case listed subject to accruable interest.

“He said the cases were not paid for by Fayose because he was financially handicapped at the time but now buoyant enough to make payment.”

Just In: Buhari Stops IGP From Inviting Adeleke

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, not to invite Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, The Cable reports.

“The police had asked Adeleke to appear at the force headquarters in Abuja over alleged examination malpractice.

“But a presidential source told reporters on Wednesday that Buhari had ordered the IGP not to go ahead with the invitation.”

Zainab Ahmed Leaves Role At Ministry Of Budget And National Planning

Mrs Zainab Ahmed has left her role as Minister of State for Budget and National Planning to focus fully on overseeing the Ministry of Finance, Channels TV reports.”

This was confirmed at the weekly Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday.

President Muhammadu Buhari had asked Mrs Ahmed to oversee the Finance Ministry on Friday after accepting the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

FG Suspends National Carrier, Nigeria Air Indefinitely

The Federal Government has suspended the National Carrier, Nigeria Air, procurement indefinitely, Daily Trust reports.

The Minister of State Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja while briefing newsmen.

“He said the federal government took the decision to suspend the procurement of Nigeria Air at the federal executive council meeting. Sirika didn’t give any specific reasons for the suspension.”

Gov. Ganduje Swears In Gawuna as New Deputy Governor

The new Deputy Governor of Kano State Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna has been sworn-in on Wednesday at a ceremony presided over by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, Vanguard reports.

The position of deputy governor became vacant following the resignation of Prof. Hafiz Abubakar on Aug. 5, 2018.

The governor called on the new deputy governor to be transparent, loyal, sincere and dedicated in the discharge of his duties.

Ganduje commended state lawmakers for the prompt screening and confirmation of the deputy governor, and called for continued cooperation between the legislative and the executive to ensure good governance.

Gov. Ganduje Swears In Gawuna as New Deputy Governor

The new Deputy Governor of Kano State Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna has been sworn-in on Wednesday at a ceremony presided over by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, Vanguard reports.

The position of deputy governor became vacant following the resignation of Prof. Hafiz Abubakar on Aug. 5, 2018.

The governor called on the new deputy governor to be transparent, loyal, sincere and dedicated in the discharge of his duties.

Ganduje commended state lawmakers for the prompt screening and confirmation of the deputy governor, and called for continued cooperation between the legislative and the executive to ensure good governance.

Dickson Says Buhari Has Allowed Terrorists Like Sylva, Lokpobiri to Unleash Violence on Bayelsans

Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, In a press statement issued by Daniel Alabrah, his Special Adviser on Public Affairs, has said that despite several security reports tabled before President Muhammadu Buhari on the activities of APC politicians, “the president has allowed common criminals and terrorists such as Sylva and Lokpobiri to unleash violence on their people, while the Inspector General of Police is sitting in Abuja to direct investigation of a petition against the Brass Council chairman”, Sahara Reporters reports.

“He also accused the APC leaders in the state, including Sylva and Lokpobiri, of using the security agencies to shield criminals, as well as to intimidate and harass innocent citizens.”

Said Dickson: “At the moment, they are attacking innocent people in Brass, who are members of the PDP, with people bloodied and houses burnt all in a bid to destabilise the state.”

Police File Exam Malpractice, Impersonation Charges Against Adeleke

Few hours after news of confirmation of his certificate by WAEC emerged, the Nigeria police force has filed charges of examination malpractices, impersonation and criminal conspiracy against the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke, Vanguard reports.

“Speaking to journalist in Abuja on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said that investigations revealed that Senator Adeleke and his brother Sikiru Adeleke registered and sat for the National Examination Council Examination (NECO) 2017 as internal candidates, impersonating students of the school at the ages of 57 and 42 years respectively.

“The police also said that the School Principal of Ojo-Aro Community High School, Egbedore Local Government Area, Osun State, and three others would equally be charged for abetting the crime.”