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The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said he sacked 252 of his aides and not that they resigned as being claimed.

The governor, in a statement on Sunday, said this in reaction to the claim by the aides that they dumped Tambuwal over his request that they must leave the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party.

Reacting to the development through a statement, Tambuwal said: “According to the reports, one Alhaji Ibrahim Haske, a former Special Adviser to the governor, who described himself as ‘spokesman for all the aides,’ announced at a news conference in Sokoto on Sunday that the aides returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC), instead of working under a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government.

“The so-called press conference and the claims by Alhaji Haske, are not only false but are symbolic of the brinkmanship that that political APC has come to be known for.

“To set the records straight, the over 200 aides were relieved of their appointment by Governor Tambuwal, who had directed the termination of the appointments of all special assistants. It was a move to afford political appointees the chance to make an honourable choice of their partisan directions and allegiances, considering the political developments in the state.

“It must also be noted that the sack affected only Personal and Special Assistants, not Advisers, as has been erroneously insinuated.

“Ever since the publication of the false news in sections of the media, some of the prominent former aides of Governor Tambuwal, have come out to state the facts as they really are.

“In a statement Sunday evening jointly signed by Hon Umar Bature (former Special Adviser), Mustafa Shehu (former SSA media), Maiakwai Abubakar (ormer SSA), Dr Aliyu Inname (former SA Contributory Health Scheme) and, Hon Bashir Gidado (former SA PPP) on behalf of 200 others, said: ‘We write to inform the public that contrary to a statement credited to us that we resigned from the services of the Sokoto State government, all appointees were actually relieved of their appointments by His Excellency Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, in his effort to reinvigorate government operations and services.’ The decision was officially communicated by the Director General, Media & Public Affairs to the Governor Malam Abu Shekara. We have accepted the decision in good faith and expressed our sincere gratitude and appreciation to His Excellency for giving us the opportunity to serve our dear state in different capacities. While we look forward to future opportunities to serve the state on similar or other capacities, we wish to place on record that we are solidly behind the decision of His Excellency, Gov Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, and all of us to join the PDP as the only viable political vehicle to achieve the goals of the people of Sokoto State.’

“It must also be explained that through the week, a number of SAs, engaged actively in the APC and loyal to Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko had reported to the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG’s ) office to claim their salaries. It is in the light of this dishonourable conduct that Governor Tambuwal sought to offer them a chance to make an honourable exit.

“The declaration of resignation by the SAs is, therefore, an unfortunate afterthought and an attempt to grandstand.”

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Postpone General Elections To Allow Zamfara APC Field Candidates — AGF Tells INEC

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The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow the All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State field candidates for the general elections.

Malami, who doubles as the Minister of Justice, made the call in a letter to INEC dated February 13 and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.

The minister said that INEC could not foreclose the right of a political party to participate in elections without recourse to the Act.

He said: “My office received a petition from the firm of M. A. Mahmud, (SAN) & CO, in respect of the need to urgently consider Sections 38 and 39 of the Electoral Act and extend the time for the APC Zamfara to field a gubernatorial candidate in the light of a Zamfara High Court judgment in suit No.ZMS/GS/52/2018.

“The letter was requesting that the subsisting judgment in the suit be upheld and respected by INEC, as the Court of Appeal has upheld the appeal with No. CA/S/23/2019; thus effectively annulling the grounds upon which the purported cancellation of the APC Primaries in Zamfara by INEC was based.”

Malami in the letter invited INEC to comply with the judgment of the Court of Appeal by admitting the results of the APC Zamfara State primaries.

He also invited INEC to comply with the provisions of Section 38 of the Electoral Act, which empowers the commission to postpone the election for the governorship, National Assembly and House of Assembly elections.

He said this was in view of the fact that since the Court of Appeal had upheld the primaries as valid, the APC in Zamfara State would need a little time to catch up with its contemporaries in the election.

He said: “Granting them this concession is not necessarily a favour but a right that inures to all contestants under similar circumstances.”

The AGF maintained that by the doctrine and principle of judicial precedence, the appeal superseded the Federal High Court’s position which foreclosed APC Zamfara State from fielding candidates in the February and March general elections.

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Police Arrest 6 Yahoo Boys With 200 Female Pants In Delta, Says They Work For Native Doctors In Ijebu Ode

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The police division in Okpanam community, Delta State has arrested six suspected ritualists with 200 female pants in the area.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Chucks Orisewezie, who confirmed the arrest of the suspects, told newsmen in Asaba that they include: Chucks Okolie, Francis Ogbereh, Collins Ederah, Felix Nnamdi, Goodluck John, and Steve Akpokona.

“The suspects were arrested upon intelligence gathered by the police detectives in the bush of Okpanam community where they allegedly packaged the underwears into a sack and were about moving out of the area.

“The police detectives recovered two hundred female pants from the suspects including N120,000, some fetish materials, three cut-to-size guns. “They confessed that they were working for some native doctors in faraway Ijebu Ode in Ogun State”.

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All You Need To Know About Lasgidi Green Fest 2019

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It’s Lasgidi Green Fest 2019. Calling on all agricultural and agro allied farmers, Manufacturers, exhibitors involved in fashion, beauty &skin care, jewelry, hand made footwears/bags/clothes, proudly Nigerian products, etc, to participate in this historic and international exhibition. Also making a call out to sponsors and partners, let’s do this together.

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