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Senate Probes Alleged Attack On Security Guard By CCT Chair Umar



Senate Probes Alleged Attack On Security Guard By CCT Chair Umar

The Senate has set in motion the machinery for an investigation into an alleged assault on a security guard by the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Danladi Umar.

Already, the Senate on Tuesday directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to undertake the probe .

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, gave the directive after the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, laid a petition before the Senate on behalf of the victim, Clement Sargwak.

The victim through his representative in the red chamber alleged in his petition that he was assaulted by Umar and a policeman attached to him after he informed him (Umar) that his car was wrongly parked.

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The 22-year-old employee of Jul Reliable Guards Services Limited, posted as a security guard to Banex Plaza, in Wuse, Abuja, told the Senate that he was attacked by Umar last month.

He said the CCT boss slapped him severally and forced him to kneel down in the presence of everybody while undergoing his lawful activities.

He, therefore, asked the Senate to ensure justice was done on his case.

The Senate President asked the Chairman of the Ethics panel, Senator Ayo Akinyelure, to investigate the matter and report back to the Senate within four weeks.

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Umar was caught in a viral video clip slapping and kicking the security guard following an altercation between them over the space where the CCT chairman parked his car on the premises of the plaza.

The CCT, had, however, in a statement, denied the assault allegation.

It insisted that it was Umar that was assaulted by “some miscreants” who gathered at the scene of the incident.

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Govt Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays For Eid-Ul-Adha



President Bola Tinubu

The Federal Government on Friday declared Monday and Tuesday as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-ui-Adha celebration.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Aishetu Gogo Ndayako, disclosed this in a statement .

He said the Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, and congratulated all Muslim Ummah both at home and in the Diaspora on this occasion.

“He called on the Muslim Ummah to continue to imbibe the spirit of peace, kindness and sacrifice, as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for unity, prosperity and the stability of our country,” the statement read.

“The Minister assured that the Administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR is committed to safeguarding the lives and property of all Nigerians.

“While wishing the Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-ul- Adha celebration, the Minister advised all Nigerians to take responsibility in the resolve to hand over a prosperous Nigeria to our children.”


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Abiodun  Congratulates Vanguard Publisher Amuka-Pemu On 89th Birthday



Sam Amuka-Pemu

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has described the publisher of Vanguard newspapers, Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu, as a media colossus, who through dint of hard work, has made an indelible mark in the annals of contemporary Nigeria.

Abiodun, made this known in a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, in Abeokuta, the state capital on Friday.

According to the Governor, as the founder and publisher of the Vanguard newspapers, Amuka-Pemu has consistently demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethical and responsible reporting, making the Vanguard a bastion of truth, fairness, and journalistic excellence.

“It is with great pleasure and immense pride that I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the revered Vanguard publisher, Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu, on the occasion of his 89th birthday. Obviously, Chief Amuka-Pemu is a towering figure in the media landscape, whose contributions to the development of journalism in Nigeria over the past decades are unparalleled.

“Through his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication, he has not only shaped the media industry in Nigeria but has also played a pivotal role in shaping public discourse and influencing the trajectory of our nation.

“His steadfast pursuit of truth, his fearless stance in the face of adversity, and his unwavering dedication to the principles of democracy have earned him the respect and admiration of both his peers and the public at large.

“On this auspicious occasion, I salute Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu’s remarkable life and legacy. His unwavering commitment to the noble profession of journalism, his unyielding integrity, and robust dedication to the betterment of our society are truly inspirational. I am confident that his legacy will continue to inspire generations of journalists and media professionals to come.

“I, therefore, join the Nigerian media community in wishing Chief Sam Amuka-Pemu a joyous and fulfilling celebration. May he continue to be blessed with good health, wisdom, and the unwavering spirit that has defined his remarkable career. May the Almighty God grant him many more years of impactful service to our nation,” the statement read.

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Ogun Is Transparent  In Housing Scheme – Commissioner



Jagunmolu Jamiu Omoniyi

The Commissioner for Housing in Ogun State, Jagunmolu Jamiu Omoniyi, has debunked an alleged scandal in the housing scheme embarked upon by the government of Prince Dapo Abiodun, saying such allegation is an illusion by fifth columnists.

He added that individuals behind the alleged scandal are criminals in civil regalia who had tried unsuccessfully in the past to manipulate the laudable initiative, especially the ongoing Ogun State GRA Regeneration Schemes, especially that of Ibara Abeokuta.

It would be recalled that an online media platform alleged a scandal in the housing scheme, specifically that of Prince Court Estate, Kobape, Abeokuta.

The commissioner, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday explained that the issue surrounding the delay in the allocation of the property to various applicants was caused by the current galloping inflation in the country, which subsequently necessitated little variations in the price of the property.

He added that the market value of the property has astronomically gone up as high as N20m as against the N5.5m paid by the applicants, noting that government had immediately activated stakeholders’ meetings to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The statement reads in part: “In actual fact, those who are behind this fake news are individuals who had tried unsuccessfully in the past to undermine and manipulate the ongoing Ibara Housing Estate Regeneration Scheme for selfish considerations.

“They, therefore, resorted to propaganda and cheap blackmail to paint the government and its laudable projects black in the eyes of the people, not knowing that the good people of Ogun State are too sophisticated to fall for these machinations.

“The truth of the matter is that the delay in the process of allocation to applicants was caused by the sudden need for variations in the cost of the property as a result of galloping inflation as witnessed in the last year, as the cost value of the houses have gone up as against the N5.5m initially paid by the applicants, with such houses commanding up to N20m in open market.

“Consequently, the Government plans to engage all the applicants through various stakeholders’ meetings, as there will be an adjustment in the price of the property.

“To this end, those who are willing and able to meet up with the little adjustment will immediately get their allocations attended to and delivery structured within record time at the conclusion of the stakeholders’ meetings while those who cannot afford the adjustment will be free to request  instant refund of their deposits plus CBN’s prescribed interest rate.

“We want to reiterate that unlike before, the administration of Prince Dapo Abiodun remains committed to its avowed pledge from inception, which is to be transparent, compassionate, and considerate in all its dealings without exception.”

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