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Ondo orders ex-deputy governor to return all vehicles

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The Ondo State Government on Wednesday ordered former deputy governor of the state, Mr Agboola Ajayi to return the remaining two vehicles out of the initial four that was in his possession.

Meanwhile, Ajayi insisted that there were only two vehicles in his possession and he is ready to return the two vehicles for peace to reign.

But the state government insisted that there were four vehicles with him and he should return the remaining two.

According to the statement made available to Journalists by the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Special Duties and Strategy, Dr Doyin Odebowale.

The statement disclosed that Odebowale asked the former deputy governor to return the two vehicles or be ready to face the consequence.

It was revealed that the four vehicles belonging to the government with Mr Ajayi are a Toyota Land Cruiser SUV (new), two Hilux vans (new) and Toyota Hilux (fairly used).

Odebowale said, “It is laughable to read from Mr Ajayi that he has chosen to return two vehicles as an act of magnanimity.

“Returning properties converted is not an act of sacrifice or statesmanship. The alternative will be to confront a gruelling criminal trial for stealing.”

While saying that the former deputy governor should not have left office with government’s vehicles, he added “Mr Ajayi should do the needful or be ready for the consequences.”

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APC Set Date To Hold State Congress

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APC Congress: Lagos Will Adopt Consensus Candidate, Says GAC-Crystal News

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled its State Congresses for October 2.

Senator John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Akpanudoedehe said that the party will begin sales of forms for the congresses on Wednesday, September 15.

The APC held its nationwide local government congresses on September 4 to elect officials at that level.

The party’s leadership had called on members that maybe aggrieved following the overcome of the congresses to channel their complaints about redress through constituted channels.

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NASS To Sustain Synergy With Executive, Judiciary — Orji Kalu

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NASS To Sustain Synergy With Executive, Judiciary — Orji Kalu

Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday in Abuja stated that the National Assembly (NASS) would sustain its cooperation with the executive and judiciary in order to entrench good governance.

Kalu told journalists that a robust synergy at the highest level of governance was critical in solving many problems facing the country.

While urging Nigerians to erase the perception that the 9th Senate is a rubber stamp, the former governor of Abia pointed out that there was no need to fight with other arms of government.

“The Senate is not a rubber stamp, it is just that we have done things differently.

“There are many things the Presidency has sent to the senate that we rejected and we reject it at the level of leadership and send it back to him.

“There is no need to fight with the President because our job is to complement the efforts of the executive,  to give them the chance to give Nigerians good governance.

“Our duty is not to fight, but if we want to fight, we join the Nigerian Army and carry the gun to fight.

“So, our duty is to make laws and ensure we stabilize the polity by ensuring there is a good relationship between the judiciary, executive and the legislature.

“ The Senate has been very successful in bringing the budget before December each year, this is the job of the legislature.

“We don’t want to enter into unnecessary controversies with the executive.

“We have fought many times with the executive, but quietly. People can call us any name, but I can speak out my mind to say we are not rubberstamped,’’ he stressed.

Kalu further said that achievements so far recorded by the senate was made possible due to the level of cooperation among the lawmakers, noting that there is no crisis in the senate.

According to him, in every 100, there must be people who are not happy, but we have no crisis in the senate.

“I have never been in the senate before but this senate is very cooperative and we are one family.

“Since I joined politics, I have never seen a family like a senate.

“The senate is one united family and I can testify to that.

“When I had my problem in the prison, a lot of my colleagues including the senate leadership showed a lot of compassion towards me.

“Every other senator tried, but Senators Sani Musa, Kashim Shettima and Ibikunle Amosun were exceptional.

“I am not talking about the Senate President, Sen. Ahmed Lawan now, because that one is like my brother. So, the senate remains one united family, Kalu emphasized.

While pledging his continued support to the leadership of the senate, Kalu said that Lawan is very strong and forthright in handling the senate.

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Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023

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Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

After receiving blessings of many top political leaders as well as those that matter in the scheme of things across Lagos Central Senatorial District,  Property construction giant and Chairman of DHB Group Limited,  Hakeem Alobo-Bakare has begun his journey towards  2023 senatorial race as he launched his inauguration meeting in Lagos.

The highly brainy man is no stranger in the Lagos political turf,  he has been in its trenches for decades.

He was a governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress, APC in the 2015 elections that eventually produced Akinwunmi Ambode.

However, he remained relevant in the scheme of things in the state.

As gathered his ambition is buoyed by his unprecedented contributions to the growth of his constituency that has wormed him into the hearts of the people.

Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

Construction Giant Hakeem Alobo-Bakare Matches Towards 2023-Crystal News

He also has a solid political structure, unmatched clout as well as untainted integrity.

For many years Alobo-Bakare has become a reference point in the nation’s Properties Construction sector.  This is not a mean feat, as those close to him attribute it to his relentless efforts as well as personal strength built through struggle, tenacity, resilience, unbending determination, focus and business acumen.

The 63 years old business guru has channeled his experiences and personally touching the lives of countless others who have had to confront their own challenges.

The businessman towers above many of his contemporaries, particularly because he has been in a warm embrace of fame for many decades.

The Business Administration graduate from the University of Lagos, Akoka is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria.

Unlike many politicians with no ‘second address’, the Lagos State-born magnate is into business full time while moonlighting as a politician, albeit ready to serve.

After a stint with the Central Bank of Nigeria,  the brave and courageous man took a plunge into the stormy and highly capital intensive construction industry with his company, DHB Construction Limited.  Since then Alobo-Bakare has continued to make indelible marks in the field.

Like a man with Midas Touch, his construction company has grown into a conglomerate with subsidiaries that include, DHB Properties Limited, Hexagon Logistics, Temjob Limited, Eko Trans Afrik Limited among others.

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