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Kogi Speaker Congratulates Minister of State FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijani on her appointment

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Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Prince Matthew Kolawole has congratulated the newly inaugurated Honourable Minister of State Federal Capital Territory, Dr Ramatu Tijjani for her nomination and successful inauguration ceremony today in Abuja.

He described Dr (Mrs) Ramatu Tijjani as a versatile personality that possess the cognate experience with enormous capacity that will assist our great party, APC and President Muhammadu Buhari to actualise the next level agenda through her ministry to Nigerians.

He said her nomination, successful screening, retreat and Oath taking as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has further shown that the APC led administration is gender sensitive.

He said Mrs Ramatu Tijjani has contributed her quota to the overall development of the country while serving as the All Progressive Congress National Women Leader, stressing that she really distinguished herself as a dedicated and hardworking party leader.

He noted with excitement her wonderful and outstanding performance on the floor of the senate during the screening exercise.

He said he has no doubt that she will distinguish herself in the ministry she is assigned as a professional urban and regional planner, astute politician and administrator per excellence.

The Speaker said that the entire members of 7th assembly, management and staff of the Kogi State House of Assembly are proud to associate themselves with her great successes.

He urged her to put in her best in contributing to the development of Nigeria.

Signed:
Femi Olugbemi,
Chief Press Secretary to the Honourable Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly.

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Details of IBB’s meeting with lawmakers in Minna revealed

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Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Thursday, told members of the Niger State House of Assembly, that they have met the expectations of the people.

IBB stated this when the lawmakers visited him at his Uphill home in Minna.

“I have been looking forward to meeting with you.

“I am proud to say that you have been doing well. You are meeting our expectations.

“We have heard of states lacking synergy among the arms of the government, but in Niger State that should not be your lot.

“Keep a good working relationship between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. You have been doing this and I want you to keep it up.

“You are closer to the people. It is your responsibility to know what the people need and carry them along all the time. Do not leave them outside your projects and programmes,” he said.

Speaker Abdullahi Bawa Wuse explained that they visited the former President, to get the blessings required to run the legislature effectively.

“We are here to get the blessing of our father; this is because we know your concern and commitment to the development of this state and Nigeria.

“Outside office, you have done more than you did while in office. Your role as a father in the nation has ensured that Nigeria remains indivisible,” Bawa said.

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Tribunal upholds Ikpeazu’s election, dismisses Alex Otti’s petition

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The three-man panel of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and chaired by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, has dismissed the petition filed by 2019 APGA gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.

The tribunal ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting, non-compliance to the INEC election guideline and electoral act.

Recall that Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State.

Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.

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Importers Smuggling Rice In Tyres, Says Economist

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Due to the closure of Nigeria’s borders with Benin Republic, rice smugglers are seeking out more devious ways of importing the product into the country.

National Coordinator of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, Dr Oladapo Ganiyu, while speaking with SaharaReporters said that people have resulted to fitting bags of rice into tyres of automobiles. 

Ganiyu, who claims this method is carcinogenic, said the border closure was untimely.

He said, “The closure of the border now is untimely. People are now packing rice inside tyres.

“When the four tyres are rolling, will you suspect there is rice there? The way they are bringing it in, it can cause cancer.

“The people I have spoken with on commercial buses and market women, say the rice is not sweet and it takes time to cook.”

Speaking further, Ganiyu said ICEN will give the government’s new economic team six months before judging their performance.

For over 30 days, Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic and parts of its Northern border with Niger Republic had been closed.

Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, insists that the border closure will not cease until concerned West African states stop the smuggling of parboiled rice from their country into Nigeria. 

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