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Handover may 29: Lagos state inauguration details and why Ambode is absent

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Akinwunmi Ambode

The outgoing governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, will not be attending the inauguration ceremony of incoming Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Ambode who handover officially the reign of power of Lagos state to Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said he won’t be attending so as to give the new governor space, being the “star of the day”. Stating he deserves the attention without him.

Ambode in a statement made by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, on Wednesday, said,
“I have already formally handed over reigns of power in the state to the new governor in a most cordial and convivial ceremony at the State House yesterday,”

“The formal inauguration should have Mr Sanwo-Olu as the star of the day. I don’t think that glory should be shared with him by my presence.”

The governor, is however confident that with the prayers, cooperation and collective support of all Lagosians, the new government led by Mr Sanwo-Olu would excel.

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Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)

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Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)

The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.

According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:

“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.

“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”

The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.

Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:

“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo

“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”

The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.

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Atiku Abubakar Is Not A Threat To Democracy But Believes In The Rule Of Law – Paul Ibe

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Atiku Abubakar Is Not A Threat To Democracy But Believes In The Rule Of Law - Paul Ibe

The Presidential Candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Nigeria Presidential Election, Atiku Abubakar recently states that he saw a signal to be arrested, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

However, Atiku media spokesperson, Paul Ibe states this on Sunday.

Besides, the accusation of Atiku about the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC conduct of the election, he is tagged to be a threat to the current administration.

His Spokesperson is quoted saying, “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.

“It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.

“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the rule of law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.

“Atiku Abubakar and his team have confidence in God and thus call on those bent on mischief to have the fear of God and retrace their steps.

Ibe then finally stated that:

“Democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. The culture of fear being created now cannot rein in our democracy. Nigeria and Nigerians have a consistent history of outlasting tyranny and will continue to do so by the grace of God.”

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