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President has no powers to restructure Nigeria –Yakasai

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Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai

Elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria.

He advised proponents of restructuring to channel their energies towards ensuring their representatives in the State and National Assemblies perform their statutory functions by providing the necessary legislative structure required to restructure the country.

Yakasai who spoke in a telephone interview with Punch in Abuja said, “The President does not have the powers to restructure Nigeria.

“He can initiate a bill just like every other Nigerian and send the same to the National Assembly for necessary action. I will urge proponents of restructuring to send proposals to the national assembly and put pressure on their representatives to do the needful.

“We need to follow the necessary procedure to achieve desired goals. We are currently running a constitutional democracy which requires dialogue and consultation. Whatever the issues are, we can approach our legislators and ensure that our voices are heard.”

Yakasai noted that Nigeria and Nigerians would be the better for it if issues were debated and agreements reached.

The General Overseer, the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and several other prominent Nigerians have called on the Federal Government led by the President, to urgently restructure the country to save it from breakup.

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El-Rufai sues Kaduna lawmaker, Channels TV over N423bn debt probe

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Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

El-Rufai sues Kaduna lawmaker, Channels TV over N423bn debt probe

Former governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has initiated legal action against Henry Marah, a member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, and Channels TV over alleged defamatory comments made during an interview about the probe of a N423 billion loan.

In a writ of summons filed before an FCT High Court dated July 11, 2024, El-Rufai, represented by his counsel A.U. Mustapha (SAN), contends that the June 5 “Politics Today” interview on Channels TV titled “Investigation of El-Rufai Administration” was “malicious, unwarranted, without justification, defamatory, and greatly injurious to the reputation of the claimant.”

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El-Rufai is seeking N3 billion in damages, jointly and severally, from Marah and Channels TV for the injury, embarrassment, and distress caused by the alleged defamatory publication, which he claims resulted in a loss of reputation and goodwill.

The interview discussed the ongoing probe into El-Rufai’s alleged borrowing of N423 billion during his tenure as governor from 2015 to 2023. During the interview, Marah accused El-Rufai of borrowing funds without due process and failing to account for the money.

Previously, El-Rufai filed a N1 billion suit against the Kaduna State House of Assembly, arguing that he was denied a fair hearing by the Ad-Hoc Committee on Investigation of Loans, Financial Transactions, Contractual Liabilities, and Other Related Matters. This committee was established on April 16, 2024, to investigate financial activities during El-Rufai’s administration from May 29, 2015, to May 29, 2023.

No date has been set for the hearing of the case.

El-Rufai sues Kaduna lawmaker, Channels TV over N423bn debt probe

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Supreme Court judgement on LG autonomy takes effect immediately – AGF

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Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN

Supreme Court judgement on LG autonomy takes effect immediately – AGF

The attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, Lateef Fagbemi, has said the Supreme Court judgement affirming the autonomy of the local government areas will take effect immediately.

Mr Fagbemi, who stated this while briefing state house correspondents after meeting President Bola Tinubu, urged the governors to comply with the judgement.

While expressing his joy, Mr Fagbemi noted that the judgement has emancipated the local government council.

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He said, “Naturally, one will be happy, should be happy, Nigerians are happy about it.

“I call it local government emancipation judgement because it has really emancipated the local government from the shackles of the past and I hope that local government officials will look at it as an opportunity to develop their various local governments.”

On how to ensure compliance to the part of the judgement that requires state governments to conduct elections for government areas, the AGF said: “The ball is in the court of the governors, let us see what they will come out with, but the judgement is clear as to what they should do, the judgement is clear as to what consequences will be attached to failure or refusal to follow the judgement of the Supreme Court, which takes immediate effect.”.

Supreme Court judgement on LG autonomy takes effect immediately – AGF

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Sultan, Ooni, others attend as Makinde presents staff of office to 43rd Olubadan

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Sultan, Ooni, others attend as Makinde presents staff of office to 43rd Olubadan

 

It is official, a new Olubadan is now on the throne as Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Friday presented the staff of Office to Oba Owolabi Akinloye Olakulehin as the 43rd Olubadan.

The coronation took place at the Labosinde compound, Ibadan, the state capital.

In March, Olalekan Balogun, the 42nd Olubadan, died at the age of 81.

Friday coronation was attended by personalities from across the country.

Muhammad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto; Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife; Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state; and Adebayo Adelabu, minister of power, were among the dignitaries that attended the coronation.

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