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Crisis Rocks Lagos APC Over LG Poll.



The looming crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) over coming local government election is by no means coming to an end.


information reliably gathered from a very close source said that the party leaders has instructed 19 former LG Chairmen to return to their former positions without any primary elections, and the party members at local levels totally rejected this instruction, insisting that internal democracy must be sustained.


We visited some affected local government/LCDA to find out more on the situation and the outcome is not pleasant at all, as party loyalists at the grass root level has vowed to leave the party if primary elections do not hold in their constituencies.

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Apostle Toba Oke is said to have come back as the LG Chairman without any primaries, though some party loyalist accepted him back, the minority said capital No to his development, insisting that he and other contestants should go for primaries.




At Agboyi Ketu, they lost the chairman who was supposed to return to his former position, and so now the party loyalist wants primary elections to be held or they would use the former SLG Mr Dele Osinowo.

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There is a thug of war in this area, as party members completely rejected Oyesanya Abdulfatai to return as chairman. In fact about 70℅ of party members have vowed to do all within their capacity to make sure he does not return as the Chairman in that LCDA.


Ogba/Ojodu LCDA.


This is another LCDA where the party has said Oloro the former chairman must not return. It was terrible experience last Tuesday in Ogba when aggrieved party members resisted some alleged attempts to impose Oloro as chairmanship candidate for the LCDA.

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Our reporter, who was at the scene barely escaped being injured as chairs and other items were freely used to attack the agents of leaders who are bent on imposing the said Mr Julius Oloro on them.


Party members sustained injuries, while others scampered for safety, 3 people were admitted in an undisclosed hospital within the area.


Policemen from Area G, Ogba were later drafted to the scene to stop the violence.


Pictures from the scene in Ogba is attached to this story.

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Efforts is in process to speak with the LG party chairman, Hon. Kelvin Ajakaye and a source close to him said he will speak with journalists after due clearance from the state Chairman of APC, Otunba Henry Ajomale.


However, we will also look for a way to talk to Chief Henry Ajomale on the latest crisis rocking the party.


In latest developments, a strong party member in the state who does not want his name in print, said, “They have started what led to the loss of some local governments in the 2015 elections, because they do not want primary elections. We want members to freely elect whoever should represent them at the local government levels, but they don’t want popular people; they want to impose their preferred candidates. And, we will not agree to this evil plan.” he said.

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House Of Representatives Issues Warrant Of Arrest On Central Bank Governor, Cardoso, Accountant-General, 17 Others




The House of Representatives’ Committee on Public Petitions has asked for a warrant of arrest to be issued on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Olayemi Cardoso, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Oluwatoyin Madein, and 17 others over refusal to appear before it to answer questions on their operations.

It was gathered that the issuance of the arrest warrant was sequel to the adoption of a motion moved by Fred Agbedi, representing Ekeremo/Sagbama Federal Constituency of Bayelsa State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the committee’s hearing on Tuesday.

Agbedi, while moving the motion, said that the arrest warrant had become imperative following the attitude of the invitees, adding that the parliament worked with time and the CEOs had been invited four times but failed to respond to the invitations.

Agbedi said that the CBN Governor, the AGF and the rest of the invitees should be brought to appear before the committee by the Inspector General of Police through a warrant of arrest after due diligence by the House Speaker, Rep Tajudeen Abbas.

The Chairman of the Committee, Micheal Irom (APC-Cross River), in his ruling said that the Inspector-General of Police should ensure the invitees were brought before the committee on December 14.
It was gathered that the petitioner, Fidelis Uzowanem, had earlier said that the petition was anchored on the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) 2021 report.

Irom said, “We took up the challenge to examine the report and discovered that what NEITI put together as a report is only consolidation of fraud that has been going on in the oil and gas industry.

“It dates back to 2016 because we have been following and we put up a petition to this committee to examine what has happened.

“The 2024 budget of 27.5 trillion that has been proposed can be confidently funded from the recoverable amount that we identified in the NEITI report.

“It is basically a concealment of illegal transactions that took place in NNPCL; they have been in a sink with some oil companies where some companies that did not produce crude were paid cash core, an amount paid for crude oil production.”


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FCTA uncovers illegal oil refining warehouse in Abuja




In continuation of the city cleaning exercise, Authorities of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) with operatives of security personnel have uncovered an illegal oil refining warehouse in Mabushi, opposite Mobile filling station on Ahmadu Bello way in Abuja.


The Director, Department of Development Control, FCTA, Mukhtar Galadima after the operation on Thursday, said the illegal refining site was discovered during the continuation of the city cleaning exercise.


According to him, about three to four plot of lands designated for commercial purposes have been converted to an area where oil and diesel are being adulterated and circulated to other parts of the city.


Galadima explained that the city sanitation task force will look into the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration for further actions on the plots used for the activity.


He said there was no arrest but the items used in carrying out the illegal refining have been impounded.


Galadima said, “During the continuation of our city sanitation exercise in Mabushi opposite Mobile filling station on Ahmadu way, we discovered an illegal refining site where oil and diesel are being adulterated, we have done the needful by moving the items to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.


“From what we have seen so far, about three or four pilot of lands designated for commercial purposes have been converted to unapproved activities, which we believe the owners are fully aware, there will be consequences.


“We are going to look at the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration”


He said the administration will continue to go tough on activities being carried out without government approval,  especially revocation of the titles.


Collaborating, Head, operations FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Service (DRTS), Deborah Osho said the city management team during the exercise also discovered that most of the areas in the Nation’s capital have been converted to illegal car mart and motor parks.


She disclosed that fifteen vehicles have so far been impounded since the operation commenced about two days.

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Central Bank To Freeze Accounts Without BVN, NIN From April 2024




The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Friday that it will freeze accounts without a Bank Verification Number (BVN) or National Identification Number (NIN) from April 2024.

This is according to a Friday circular by the apex bank which said a BVN or NIN verification will be “conducted shortly”.

It also said all BVN or NIN attached to accounts/wallets must be electronically revalidated by January 31, 2024, according to the circular by the CBN Director of Payments System Management Department Chibuzo Efobi, and the Director of Financial Policy and Regulation Department Haruna Mustapha.

More details later….


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