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Ahmed Aliyu and Senator Aliyu Wamakko Congratulate Governor Tambuwal

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The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Aliyu and Senator Aliyu Wamakko have called Governor Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party to congratulate him on his victory in the election.

The Twitter handle of the Sokoto Government House revealed the congratulatory calls, moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) formally declared Governor Tambuwal winner of the election.

He won by a small margin of 342 votes.

Aliyu was Tambuwal’s deputy until Governor Tambuwal dumped the All Progressives Congress to join his old PDP, in order to run for the presidential election. Aliyu resigned and became the candidate of the APC to run against his former boss.

Wamakko was Tambuwal’s predecessor, who eased Tambuwal’s path to become governor in 2015.

According to the Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, Governor Tambuwal of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes of 512, 002, defeating his close rival Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu of All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 511, 660 votes.

” PDP candidate, Aminu Tambuwal having scored the highest votes in the election, is hereby declared winner and returned elected according to law” Mukhtar said.

Mukhtar, who is the Vice Chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state said the votes were tallied along with previous ones recorded after the March 9 election.

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The election then was declared inconclusive because the vote difference between Tambuwal and his challenger was lower than the cancelled votes.

The total number of registered voters was 1, 887, 767 while 1, 083, 413 voters were accredited.

Total number of valid votes was 1,036,332 and the total number of rejected votes was 31, 662. The number of total votes cast was 1, 067, 994, Mukhtar said.

According to her, during the re-run election, PDP’s Tambuwal polled 22, 444 votes while APC’s Aliyu scored 25, 515 in the 135 polling units where supplementary elections were conduced.

She further explained that 49 candidates from other participating parties shared the remaining votes cast.

However, the APC agent at the collation centre, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi raised the complaints the party made to INEC earlier about the malfunctioning card reader at a polling unit in Tambuwal.

Dingyadi added that election was repeated at the polling unit, after lawful election was conducted on March 9 election.

The PDP agent, Alhaji Umar Bature, dismissed the objections on the ground that the collation centre was not the right placeto lodge the complaint.

Prof. Mukhtar noted the complaint and said that it would be reflected in the final report.

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

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FG Sets Up Committee on Recovery of Illegally Refined Crude Oil

In a bid to block revenue leakages, the federal government, on Thursday, inaugurated an inter-ministerial committee to tackle illegal refinery of crude oil in the niger delta region of the country.

 

Members of the committee, who took their oath at the office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, abubakar malami, san, were drawn from the ministry of defense, the Nigerian army, the navy, defense headquarters, the Nigerian security and civil defense corps, the Nigerian national petroleum corporation, NNPC.

 

As well as from the federal ministry of justice, the ministry of environment, the department of petroleum resources, and the national oil spill detection and response agency.

 

The solicitor-general of the federation and permanent secretary of the federal ministry of justice, umar mohammed, who represented the AGF at the event, said the major mandate of the committee, was the recovery of illegally refined petroleum products in the dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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According to him, in line with the policy of the current administration on security and economy, as well as the preservation of the environment from negative hazards. The office of the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, in collaboration with all stakeholders, have put in place a mechanism for effective and efficient management of illegally refined products recovered from dug-up pits found around the creeks of the niger delta.

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

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FG Has Identified Terrorism Sponsors in Nigeria Says Malami

The federal government has successfully blocked terrorism financing in Nigeria, the attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, has said.

 

Malami further stated that the federal government had also succeeded in identifying and detaining “high profile individuals” responsible for funding terrorists’ activities in the country.

 

The agf had announced in may that the Nigerian government was about to begin the prosecution of about 400 suspected boko haram financiers and was profiling some high-profile Nigerians strongly suspected to be financing terrorism for prosecution.

 

Although the delay in their prosecution and unveiling of the suspects have been criticised in certain quarters, but malami assured that the federal government is determined to take stringent measures to counter insurgency in the country.

 

The chief law officer of Nigeria, however, said the issue of terrorism financing was a work in progress and would not like to be pre-emptive in terms of investigation and the minister recalled that Nigeria had recovered 322 million dollars from Switzerland in 2017 and 311 million dollars from the u.s. In 2020.

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He said Nigeria was looking at the possibility of recovering a further 200 million pounds from the u.s. Aside from other associated assets being pursued in some other countries.

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Saga’s Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

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Saga's Sister Calls Out Organizers for Exploiting His Mental Health

Saga’s sister has called out the organizers of the Big Brother Naija show for exploiting the housemate’s mental health for entertainment.

Adejumo Okusaga recently took to her Instagram story to express her disappointment at the show organisers.

She wrote: “This actually made me really sad. Giving the Kayvee situation, I never expected Big Brother Naija to be this insensitive. People are legit worried. You are playing with people’s mental health for entertainment and sport.”

The housemate has been trending all day for being inconsolable following Nini’s top secret prank exit.

According to Saga’s friend, his aunt had reached out to him to help get Saga out of the house.

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Saga’s reaction has left fans of the show with mixed feelings. While some feel sympathy for him, others insist his emotional breakdown is unnecessary seeing as he is in a competition.

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