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Ex-VP Sambo Denies Ownership Of Electricity Firm



Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has described as “total falsehood and fallacy’’ a story linking him to the ownership of Kaduna Electric Power Distribution Company of Nigeria.

Sambo stated this in a release he signed on Friday in Kaduna.

He said his attention had been drawn to an online publication on a query issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to Power Distribution Companies.

“The story alleged that I own KAEDCO through a proxy.

“I wish to state unequivocally that the story is totally untrue, malicious and unfounded.

“The story is aimed at bringing my reputation to disrepute.

“For the records, I do not own a single share in the company or any of the public privatised companies under my watch, either directly or through a proxy,’’ he said.

Sambo added:”As the chairman of the Privatisation Council and indeed as public servant, I discharged my duties responsibly in accordance with laid down rules and procedures and in the interest of the nation.”

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Edo 2020: PDP meets to review strategy, says it is set to return to Osadebe House



Edo 2020: PDP meets to review strategy, says it is set to return to Osadebe House

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo governorship election says the party is confident of electoral victory for Governor Godwin Obaseki.

According to the Campaign Council, the Edo electorate are desirous to consolidate the democratic gains the various elective representatives of the party have provided for them.

This resolve was announced shortly after the inaugural meeting of the council that held behind closed doors in Port Harcourt.

The meeting was presided over by the chairman of the national campaign council, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.

Those who attended the meeting were the governors of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Mankinde, other members of the national campaign council, chairmen and secretaries of all the sub-committees of Edo 2020.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the meeting adopted the best strategies to retain what rightly belongs to PDP. Governor Fintiri who is also the deputy Chairman of the campaign council said they would leave no stone unturned in working with Edo people to deepen democracy.”The election is already on the table for PDP.

We have a sellable candidate, who is Governor Godwin obaseki. Nigerians are moving forward with democracy and we have to deepen it together.”Technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the last election of 2019, we actually won all the elections.

So, it is not coming as a surprise that Governor Obaseki has to shift his ground from APC to join us.”Now, we are putting all the forces together, and there is nothing that’s left behind.

” Edo is completely a PDP state and we are going in there to win the election,” he said.Also speaking, Chairman of the Publicity Committee, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi said the Edo people are convinced that Governor Obaseki is the best candidate in the governorship race.

He explained that the national campaign council has given the state campaign council all the needed support that would ensure total victory for PDP. “Those of us from Edo state are very clear in our minds that our candidate, Governor Obaseki is definitely the best candidate that can deliver and sustain the PDP ticket and also take the flag of the party to Osadebe House.

“For the South-South, it is a great challenge and honour to ensure that the six states in the zone belong to PDP. So, every support has been pledged by the leadership of the party; the governors, members of BOT, the national working committee. They are committed to ensuring that the flag of PDP will continue to fly in Government House,” he said.

Since the inauguration of the 77 member National Campaign Council by the National Working Committee of the PDP on the 7th of July, 2020 in Abuja, this is the first meeting of the council to work out strategies that will ensure victory on September 19th ,2020 in the Edo State governorship election.

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Here’s why this couple is in BIG trouble



A Nigerian couple identified as Effiok Umo and his wife, Nnenna Umo who are natives of Okwojo Ngwo have been arrested by men of the Enugu state police command for allegedly abusing and assaulting their twelve (12) years old daughter identified as Mercy Umo after she fell asleep while slicing onions for the food they were preparing.

This was contained in a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ndukwe Ekea.

The PPRO said the arrest is sequel to information received by the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM from the National Human Rights Commission, Enugu on July 12.

Accroding to the PPRO, the police commissioner immediately instructed the Divisional Police Officer, 9th Mile Police Station, to ensure the suspects are arrested and prosecuted accordingly after he recieved the information.

”Preliminary investigation shows that the couple are used to abusing and assaulting the child for little or no justifiable reasons by using objects, such as sticks, electric wires, heels of shoes and so on to mercilessly flog, hit and/or beat her up.

The height of it happened on 10/07/2020 at about 2230hrs when the wife, who is the child’s stepmother, abused and assaulted her to the extent of inflicting her bodily harm on the excuse that she dozed off while slicing onions required for food being prepared the said night.

This led to neighbours, who have found their act of inhuman treatment of the child unbearable, reporting the matter to the Police through National Human Rights Commission.” the statement said.

Ekea said the state Commissioner of Police, while frowning at the unbecoming occurrence of acts of child abuse, assault and inflicting of grievous bodily harm on children, has vowed to prosecute the suspects to serve as a deterrent to parents/guardians, who intend or have been committing such inhuman acts that infringe upon the personality and Fundamental Human Rights of children, especially susceptible ones.

He appealed to residents of the State to promptly report any person(s) found committing acts that impinge on the well-being and fundamental Human Rights of vulnerable children to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.

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