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Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday said that his administration would enforce the verdict of the Coroner’s inquest on the September 12, 2014 Synagogue building collapse in consonance with the rule of law.

Ambode in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said his government would uphold and enforce the sanctity of the law in the state, just as he urged residents of the state to also respect the rule of Law.

“His Excellency hereby reiterates his government’s commitment to uphold and enforce the sanctity of the law in the state and calls on all Lagos resident to respect the rule of law,” the statement read in part.

To this end, he said the Coroner’s verdict of 7th July 2015 made a number of recommendations, which the state government will act upon accordingly.You may wish to continue reading this story here

We won’t accept election results under Zakari –PDP-PUNCH

The Peoples Democratic Party said on Thursday that it would reject any election conducted by the Acting Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Mrs. Amina Zakari.

The rejection, the PDP however said, would be limited to elections in which the party did not win.

“It will be very difficult to accept any result of the election conducted by Amina Zakari. It will be difficult for the PDP to accept result of election if we lose under Zakari,” the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, said.

This is even as the party told the international community to caution President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress over what the opposition PDP described as “draconian and authoritarian rule by the present government.”

Metuh spoke when he paid a visit to the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute in Abuja.You may wish to continue reading this story here

Blackmail won’t help Okonjo-Iweala, says Oshiomhole-THE NATION

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole yesterday faulted former Minister of Finance Ngozi Oknojo-Iweala’s claim that he is attacking her for the withdrawal from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) because she refused to approve a loan for the state.

Oshiomhole, in a statement by his media aide, Kassim Afegbua, said Mrs Okonjo-Iweala was trying to blackmail him.

The statement reads: “ It is instructive at this point in time to state categorically without equivocation that there is nothing “personal” between Okonjo-Iweala and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in terms of the request by the Edo State governor that Okonjo-Iweala should come clean on the issue of revenue that accrued to the Excess Crude Account. As much as her spokesman tries to dramatise his response in defence of his boss, he has shown a manifest uninformed disposition to issues of simple economics of naira and kobo. Here is a former Minister, who has changed her position four times in the last 40 days; each position exposing her dubiety of facts and inherent contradictions in the concocted tales she has been weaving on one simple issue: what happened to the $2.1b ECA funds?You may wish to continue reading this story here

 

Buhari condemns past leaders for sharing Nigeria’s wealth- TRIBUNE

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has chastised ‘successive cabal of corrupt leaders and their cronies’ for sharing the nation’s wealth among themselves rather than all Nigerians, expressing his commitment to right the wrong of the past.

“I remain wholly committed to giving the required leadership towards undoing the wrongs of the past, ensuring that Nigeria truly begins to unlock its great potential and that the benefits of our immense national resources are shared and enjoyed by all, not just by successive cabals of corrupt leaders and their cronies,” he said.

The president made the assertion in his message to Nigerians to mark this year’s Eid-el-Fitr made available to State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday.You may wish to continue reading this story here

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