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BREAKING: INEC Officially Declares Sanwo-Olu Winner Of Lagos Governorship Election [ Full Result]

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared the All Progressives, APC, governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the governorship election held in Lagos State on Saturday.

INEC’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, said the APC candidate, Sanwo-Olu, having polled majority of the votes cast at the governorship poll is declared winner of the election.

According to Ogunbodede, Sanwo-Olu polled 739,445 votes to defeat Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, who polled 206,141 votes.

Sanwo-Olu defeated Agbaje by 533,304 votes, making it a landslide victory for the APC candidate.

A breakdown of the poll showed that in Lagos Mainland, Sanwo-Olu polled 27,333 votes to beat Agbaje, who scored 7, 265 votes; while in Lagos Island, Sanwo-Olu won by polling 31,991 while Agbaje got 4,346 votes.

In Epe Local Government, Sanwo-OLu won, polling massive 35,609 votes as against 6, 464 votes scored by Agbaje. In Ikeja Local Government, the APC candidate won massively, scoring 28,592 votes as against 8,109 votes polled by the PDP’s candidate.

In Ikorodu, Sanwo-Olu emerged clear winner with 45,879 votes, while Agbaje scored 14,769; in Amuwo Odofin, a stronghold of the PDP, Sanwo-Olu won by polling 23,267, while Agbaje got 13,700 votes.

In Ibeju Lekki LG, another stronghold of PDP, Sanwo-Olu won massively, polling 23,298 votes as against 3,320 votes scored by Agbaje. In Agege LG, the APC candidate had a landslide, scoring 38,515 votes and Agbaje, scoring 8,371 votes.

In Apapa LG, Sanwo-Olu polled 20,469 votes to defeat Agbaje, who got 5,959 votes. In Somolu LG, Sanwo-Olu had a landslide, as he polled 40,408 votes to beat Agbaje, who garnered 9,991 votes.

In Eti-Osa LG, Sanwo-Olu garnered massive 30,504 votes to defeat Agbaje, who got 10,678 votes. In Oshodi Isolo, Sanwo-Olu polled 39,945 votes to beat Agbaje, who got 12, 585 votes.

In Mushin LG, the APC candidate won by a landslide, polling 51,899 votes to defeat Agbaje, who garnered 8,751 votes. Likewise, in Kosofe, Sanwo-Olu polled 44, 423 to beat Agbaje, who scored 14,351 votes. In Surulere LG, the APC won by polling 39,986 votes while the PDP scored 13,733 votes.

In Badagry LG, Sanwo-Olu polled 28,921 votes to beat Agbaje, who scored 10,089 votes. In Ifako-Ijaiye, the APC candidate garnered 35,144 votes while Agbaje got 7,233 votes.

In Ajeromi Ifelodun LG, Sanwo-Olu won by polling 43,975 votes as against 14,690 votes garnered by Agbaje.

In Alimosho, Sanwo-Olu got the biggest votes, garnering 78,379 votes to beat Agbaje who scored 22,135 votes. In Ojo LG, Sanwo-Olu got 30,904 votes while Agbaje scored 9,602 votes.

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BREAKING: Buhari Fails To Renew Fowler’s Tenure, Names Muhammad Nami As New FIRS Boss

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Muhammad Nami to replace Babatunde Fowler as chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

Fowler’s tenure expired on Monday.

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Orji Kalu Will Receive Full Salaries, Allowances In Prison — Senate

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The convicted Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, will continue to receive his salaries and all other entitlements while in prison, the Senate has said.

This is despite that he will not be performing any legislative function from prison.

The spokesperson of the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

He said despite the conviction, Mr Kalu remains a sitting senator and will be paid all of his entitlements in full.

He said until the case gets to Supreme Court and a final judgement is given, Mr Kalu remains a serving lawmaker.

“He is still a senator. This is the first court. The matter is going to Supreme Court so, he still has the opportunity to appeal up to the Supreme Court level.

“Of course they will pay him. Because he is a sitting senator just like I said…if you file for an appeal, you are still serving and so they will pay you.

“All his entitlements will be paid. There is no cause for alarm. In fact, even if the Court of Appeal says they have upheld the judgement of the lower court, he still has the right to go to Supreme Court. So once the Supreme Court says, yes, the judgement is okay, then that’s the final,” he explained.

Earlier, Mr Akwashiki said Mr Kalu’s seat will not be declared vacant.

He explained that no provision in the constitution that says the seat of any senator facing prosecution or convicted at a lower court should be declared vacant.

Mr Kalu’s seat will not be declared vacant except he (Mr Kalu) has explored all the legal options available to him without success, he said.

“Even the tenure of a former governor Joshua Dariye, who has been in prison for some time now, ran its course until the end of the 8th National Assembly. Nobody declared his seat vacant.”

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced Mr Kalu to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud.

Mr Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was pronounced guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years.

The conviction comes 12 years after the ex-governor was first arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in 2007 and was tried alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Mr Kalu’s tenure as governor.

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BREAKING: Assassins Attacks MD Of Maersk Line, Wife Forced To Drink Acid

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Palpable tension has enveloped Maersk, one of the biggest organizations in the Nigerian maritime industry.

According to reports, the Managing Director of Maersk Line, Gildas Tohouo Tohouo, and his family were said to have been attacked at their Lugard Road, Ikoyi home last night.

The attacked happened while he, his three children and his wife were at home.

While reports are saying that the man himself was severely stabbed and battling for his life, the wife is said to have given up the ghost as she was forced to drink acid by their assailants.

Several angles are being linked to the unfortunate incident. While some are saying the attack must have been as a result of a generator contract gone wrong between Maersk and some other unnamed companies, some are saying the attack was as a result of domestic electrician that was sacked.

Those in the know are claiming that Maersk as an organization is not new to attacks as such that results in the loss of lives. A source who craved anonymity claims that the company once sent two Dutch auditors to look into its books and both men were shot dead by assassins in a full office.

The attack on the managing director and his family is being suspected to be an insider job by some other people because the security around where he lives is premium and he lives close to former interim head of state, Chief Ernest Shonekan, whose place also enjoys excellent security because of his status as a former head of state.

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