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APC Governors Demand Reinstatement Of Members Suspended By Oshiomhole

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Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to review disciplinary actions taken by the embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee against some party members.

The governors, under the auspices of Progressives Governors’ Forum (PGF) stated this in a memo written through their Director-General, Salihu Lukman, entitled: “Disciplinary Actions by Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC: Why APC must be Rule-Based” and made available to journalists on Saturday in Abuja.

Daily Trust reports that the party has scheduled emergency NEC meeting for Tuesday March 17, 2020 and the President, Muhammadu Buhari, who is regarded as a father of the party, is expected to be present. While Oshiomhole-led NWC had suspended Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, Deputy National Chairman (North), Alh. Inuwa Abdulkadir, National Vice Chairman (North West), was alleged to have been suspended by his Magajin Gari, “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government of Sokoto State over alleged anti-party activities.

Former governors of Ogun, Imo States and governor of Ondo State, Ibikunle Amosun, Rochas Okorocha and Rotimi Akeredolu respectively and two others were also suspended over alleged anti-party activities before they were reinstated. But Lukman urged NEC of the party to make APC rule-based with a view to laying solid foundation for the resolution of all the major leadership problems facing the party.

He said: “With the emergency National Executive Council (NEC) of APC scheduled to hold Tuesday, March 17, 2019, apart from the issue of appointing Acting National Chairman, the resolution of cases of so-called suspension of members of the National Working Committee (NWC) would have to be addressed. “This is very important given that part of what the emergency NEC meeting would be required to achieve is to lay solid foundation for the resolution of all the major leadership problems facing the party.

That will mean that the NEC will have to review all cases affecting all leaders of the party, especially members of the NWC and as much as possible ensure they are settled. “This is also necessary because after the meeting, it will be the NWC that will be saddled with the responsibility of providing leadership to resolve all other leadership problems.

Therefore, charity must begin at home, or as they say in law, he who comes to equity must come with clean hands.” Our correspondents recall that Shuaibu, in May 2019, wrote a letter to Oshiomhole, asking him to resign due to alleged incompetence. The NWC was then reported to have set up a five-man Disciplinary Committee led by Otunba Niyi Adebayo, the then Deputy National Chairman (South), to investigate allegations against Sen. Shuaibu. The NWC was said to have suspended Sen. Shuaibu on the purported recommendation of the disciplinary committee.

Lukman wondered whether NWC of the party has power to suspend its party members according to APC’s constitution. “Does the NWC has the power under the APC constitution to suspend any of its serving officers such as Sen. Shuaibu who is the Deputy National Chairman (North)? Without going into the details of the allegations against either Sen. Shuaibu or Alh. Abdulkadir, what is the procedure for discipline as provided in the APC constitution?”, he queried.

He added: “It is very difficult not to conclude that by its actions, the Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC arbitrarily handled issues of discipline such that even where there could be valid cases of activating disciplinary proceedings against Sen. Shuaibu and the three Governors, it was compromised therefore rendered the so-called suspension, acts of nullity.

“The case of Alh. Abdulkadir is different largely because it was the decision of the ward executive, which the NWC, instead of transmitting it to NEC, decided to appropriate the powers of NEC. This may require that NEC recall the decision of the ward and proceed to appoint the fact-finding committee as provided in Article 21(B)(ii) of the APC constitution. “Somehow, all these so-called cases of suspension and the speed with which the Comrade Oshiomhole-led NWC acted on them further demonstrate the intolerant disposition of the APC NWC under Comrade Oshiomhole.

“Unfortunately, it also exhibited a disturbing reality about the inability of members of the NWC to cross-check provisions of the APC constitution before arriving at their decision. Such conducts are only the credentials of tyrants and despots and not political party leaders under a constitutional democracy. “The reality is that to discipline a party leader of the status of a Deputy National Chairman, National Vice Chairman, Governors, etc. is not an easy task.

It requires good planning and the necessary courage to be combative. But more importantly, it is a question of skillful application of capacity of our leaders to mobilise our members to enforce provisions of the APC constitution on matters affecting the conduct of party leaders. “It is not as simple as just sitting in Abuja to make pronouncement.

I fear that combativeness was applied at the expense of membership mobilisation. All this period, at no time did the NWC convene any meeting to attempt to explain or seek for support of any of its disciplinary decision to any member or organ. Everything was reduced to media outburst, which is unfortunate.

“This bring us to the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole by his ward. In every respect, Comrade Oshiomhole’s case is similar to that of Alh. Abdulkadir. Since November 2, 2019, the ward executive of Ward 10, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State announced the suspension of Comrade Oshiomhole, interestingly for alleged anti-party activities similar to the charges against Alh. Abdulkadir.

“The decision was transmitted to the NWC and instead of applying the provision of Article 21(B)(ii) of the APC constitution to set up a fact-finding committee, or even endorsed the suspension given the precedence they have set in the case of Alh. Abdulkadir, the NWC rejected the decision of the ward executive to suspend Comrade Oshiomhole.”

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KW-IRS Holds First Ever Virtual Meeting With Over 900 Staffs

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The Kwara state internally generated revenue service Executive Chairman Holds First Virtual Field Feedback Meeting With All Staff.

This was disclosed via the officer page of the group on Twitter, The statement reads:

“The Executive Chairman, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS), Shade Omoniyi, held a multiple channels Virtual Field Feedback meeting on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 with all Staff of the Service across the State. The first of its kind meeting with over Nine Hundred (900) of her staff since the outbreak of COVID-19, became imperative to discuss and re-address some matters arising from operations of the Service and other general issues concerning activities of the Service and staff.

“In her opening remarks during the maiden virtual meeting, the Executive Chairman emphasized that the Virtual Zoom enhanced meeting became the best option to meet with all staff and at the same time, comply by the Covid-19 protocol of maintaining social/physical distancing; a safety measure to further curb the spread of coronavirus in the State.

“The Executive Chairman at the interactive meeting appreciated and reassured staff of her relentless attention and concerns over their welfare and other observations raised from various quarters since she assumed office.

“She appealed to staff to share the understanding that the world as a whole is facing unprecedented challenges and setbacks which have also inflicted negative effects on the KW-IRS, following an inevitable downward review of the State’s 2020 fiscal budget.

“She however urged staff to remain steadfast, work assiduously, and as a formidable team to overcome the harsh and ripple effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on both the State and the KW-IRS as a revenue generating agency.

“Staff who contributed during the interactive virtual meeting expressed their expectations, demanding quick-fix approach for more achievements to be recorded, and also shared sincere appreciation to the Executive Chairman for her consistency in revenue … drive in the State since the beginning of the year 2020 despite the unpleasant fallout from the rise of the Pandemic.

“The Staff also recounted their unquantifiable joy over the Executive Chairman’s consistency in the payment of salaries as and when due and the reassurance of better days ahead, while pledging continuous support to her and the State in full commitment and the drive towards an enhanced revenue generation and in building an enviable State Internal Revenue Service and Kwara as a whole In her closing statements, the Executive Chairman noted that she looks forward to a more dedicated work environment, imploring staff to desist from unfounded rumor peddling and being confrontational; instead, staff should be more engaging, seek clarifications on matters and be better informed on every issue, while she assures her speedy consideration of all pending matters raised during the virtual meeting especially those bothering on Staff well-being.

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Your Grace Is Unique, Comrade Liman Celebrates 9jaParrot Publisher On Birthday

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Your Grace Is Unique, Comrade Liman Celebrates 9jaParrot Publisher on Birthday

As you step into your new age today, I would like to wish you a life time full of success, happiness, healthy, that won’t ever change.

Someone as amazing as you, deserves all of their dreams come true. Your birthday deserve to be a *national holiday* because you are unique and special, may your birthday and everyday be filled with warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smile, the sound of laughter, the feeling of love and care.

I pray success shall be your way,may this new year comes with blessing and wash your worries, sorrows away. May this new year be full of grace and blessings, awaiting you right away.

May you have the reasons to keep smiling and shining like a star that never fades away.

I wish you Happiness and fulfilment in a better way.

I also pray for Almighty Allah’s protection, guidance over you, may HE cleanse your heart of hatred, envy, greed, pride, and fake life. May you always be guide to see the good in others.

My wish for you forever is to keep making astounding strides in life.

Words cannot describe how much I believe in your ability to succeed.

Thank you for being so truly great with the amazing personality you portrayed. Your grace cannot be snatched as it’s unique in every way.

Your heart cannot be snatched as you give love freely anyway.

Once again, Happy Birthday Mal. SAEED TIJJANI

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Notorious kidnapper, Evans, Sentenced To Death By Hanging

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Lagos High Court has sentenced notorious kidnap kingpin, Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, to death.

The court gave this judgement on Monday.
Evans was arrested in June 2017 and arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping.

The Lagos State Government had said Evans conspired on February 14th, 2017 at about 7.45pm at Ilupeju, Lagos, to kidnap one Donatus Dunu and collect €223,000 for his release.

According to the police, Evans managed to escape arrest for seven years.

He was, however, arrested after a police special squad caught up with him at his No. 3, Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo, Lagos home.

The kidnap kingpin then confessed to being responsible for many high-profile kidnap cases in many states of the country, especially Lagos State.

He also confessed to earning money running into billions of naira from his unlawful activities, having charged some of his victims up to $1 million each as ransom.

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