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My Suspension By Ayu Is The Last Kick Of A Dead Horse — Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose has described his purported suspension from the PDP, by the Senator Iyorchia Ayu led National Working Committee of the party as “the last kick of a dead horse.”

Fayose, who reacted to the suspension through his Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said “Ayu and his cohorts are only entertaining themselves with the purported suspension as their latest comedy skit.”

He said in a matter of days, the inglorious tenure of Ayu as National chairman of PDP will become history and the party will enjoy a new lease of life.

It was earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  National Chairman has suspended former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim; Prof. Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu.

The suspension was announced in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

The former Governor, said that himself and others who stood by the party when Ayu and his cohorts left it to die will rescue it and give life back in due course.The purported suspension will have no leg to stand.

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JUST IN: High Court Nullifies Sanusi’s Reinstatement As Emir Of Kano

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Muhammadu Sanusi II’s reappointment as Kano’s 16th Emir has been invalidated by a Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday.

Additionally, the court ruled that all actions following the contentious reinstatement were invalid.

The presiding judge, Justice Abdullahi Liman, said, “I hereby order that every step taken by the government is hereby nullified and becomes null and invalid and that this does not affect the validity of the repealed Emirates Law but actions taken by the governor which include the assenting to the law and the reappointment of Sanusi.

“I have listened to the audio of the governor both in Hausa and English after assenting to the law, and I am convinced that the respondents are aware of the order of maintaining status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motions on notice in the court.

“Having been satisfied that the respondents are aware of the court order, the court, in the exercise of its powers, set aside an action because it is in violation of the court’s order, I think it is a very serious matter for anyone to flout the orders of the court and go scot free with it.”

He said the catastrophic situation could have been averted if the respondents followed due processes by complying with the court order, which would still have allowed them to carry out their assignments.

He noted that the respondents, however, decided to act according to their whims and caprices, a situation which he said landed them in a serious mess.

 

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BREAKING: Lagos APC Women Leader Ramota Bankole Dies After Performing Hajj In Saudi

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The leader in the Lagos Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ramota Bankole, has been pronounced dead after performing her Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.

Bankole, who was Lagos APC former Welfare Secretary, was said to be among the pilgrims that dropped dead following excessive heat recorded in the holy land.

 

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ECONOMY: Price Of 12.5kg Cooking Gas Increased By 63% In One Year — NBS

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The price of 12.5 kilograms (kg) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), better known as cooking gas, according to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has increased by 63.85 percent in one year.

This is contained in the agency’s report on LPG (cooking gas) price watch for May 2024 on June 20.

NBS said the average price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder of cooking gas in May increased to N15,627.40, compared to N9,537.89 in May 2023.

On a month-on-month basis, the bureau said the average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg cylinder of LPG dropped by 0.07 percent in a month — from N15,637.74 in April 2024 to N15,627.40 in May 2024.

“The average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg Cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) declined by 0.07% on a month-on-month basis from N15,637.74 in April 2024 to N15,627.40 in May 2024,” NBS said.

“On a year-on-year basis, this rose by 63.85% from N9,537.89 in May 2023.”

Based on state analysis, Zamfara recorded the highest average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg cooking gas with N18,369.33, followed by Bayelsa with N17,772.21 and Abia with N17,538.02.

“Conversely, the lowest average price was recorded in Bauchi with N13,076.43, followed by Ebonyi and Taraba with N13,788.09 and N13,860.31 respectively,” the bureau added.

“Analysis by zone showed that the South-South recorded the highest average retail price for refilling a 12.5kg Cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) with N16,310.02, followed by the North-West with N15,991.13 while the North-East recorded the lowest price with N15,010.62.”

NBS also stated that the average retail price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of LPG rose by 13.75 percent on a month-on-month basis — from N6,521.58 recorded in April 2024 to N7,418.45 in May 2024.

“On a year-on-year basis, this increased by 70.12% from N4,360.69 in May 2023,” NBS said.

“On state profile analysis, Benue recorded the highest average price for refilling a 5kg Cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) with N8,012.03, followed by Enugu with N7,926.21, and Ondo with N7,857.53.

“On the other hand, Yobe recorded the lowest price with N5,842.31, followed by Jigawa and Katsina with N6,521.81 and N6,567.95 respectively.

“In addition, analysis by zone showed that the South-East recorded the highest average retail price for refilling a 5kg Cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) with N7,680.87, followed by the South-West with N6,593.93.”

NBS also said the north-east recorded the lowest price for May with N7,071.84.

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