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Aggrieved constituents threaten to recall Ben Murray – Bruce from the senate

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–Aggrieved constituents threaten to recall Ben Murray – Bruce

Constituents of Bayelsa East Senatorial District, have threatened to begin a recall process for Senator Ben Murray-Bruce who represents them for what they termed his non-performance in the senate. The aggrieved constituents who are mostly students drawn from Nembe, Brass and Ogbia local government areas of Bayelsa State, accused the senator of not having any plans that would better their lives.

In a statement released by their leaders, Samuel Tari (Nembe), Ambrose Joseph (Brass) and Mark John (Ogbia), the aggrieved constituents alleged that Senator Ben Murray-Bruce who is dubbed the common sense senator, has no relationship with them and has over the years, failed to meet his constituency obligations. The statement in part reads

“Since Bruce became a senator, he has failed to look into the basic needs and challenges currently bedeviling the East Senatorial Districts, such as issues of education, as most of our students cannot access good quality education. He has failed to attract a single project to the districts in terms of infrastructures, roads, and others. He has continuously and deliberately ignored efforts by the people to create a working relationship that will bring out purposeful leadership for our people. He is yet to fulfil any of his campaign promises; painfully, he is an Abuja-based senator. He refuses to visit his constituency, except only once when he visited his hometown and couldn’t even stay for up to four hours. Sincerely, we are tired; other places are enjoying the benefits that come from having a national representative.

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Our case has been a curse rather than a blessing. We are just like a district without a senator. This why we are intended to change that narrative”.

  • The student leaders gave the senator a 10-day ultimatum, to amend his ways or face consistent protest and the recall process. Senator Ben  Murray-Bruce is yet to react to this development.
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End of the Road for Micheno Fraud–Investors Set to Smile Again

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According to Micheno cooperative President, Mr Mike Eke, Michenos  vision was to build a more stable economy  and accomplished the following which where earlier used to cajoled gullible investors into the scheme.

 

In line with this great vision, we also have  lots of projects lined up for execution by MMCS for the benefits of its Members,one of which is Agriculture which MMCS will fully embark on in few months.This will also enable MMCS easily access Agricultural Grants which are meant for Cooperative Societies which will be of great benefit of all Members. Another is the building of a modern estate with standard facilities for members.

We will all agree that the Return on Investments in MMCS is a juicy one and we work round the clock to achieve this.

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End of the Road for Micheno Fraud–Investors Set to Smile Again

Sadly all that is history as we speak.

According to report from the long awaited NASS public hearing which was attended by the following bodies;

1. The chairman and honourable members of the committee from NASS
2. The IG representative
3. All affected banks reps
4. The co-operative registration body in abuja; etc
5. And ofcourse the honourable petitioners representing all of lĺyou.
6. And a few of Mike’s spies

The police were not able to present Michael and Mbakara and the reason they gave was that EFCC has overtaken the issue from police; so the chairman ordered the police and EFCC to produce michael, mbakara and all the board members and promoters to appear in the next hearing.

As for the banks, the committee was not impressed with the brief they submitted as they didn’t include some important info about micheal accounts wit them, so the honourable members ordered them to fulfil all requirements on the next hearing. Keystone bank first denied having any business with micheno not knowing that the honourable members are very learned ppl, so they fished dem out.

The chairman asked us wat we wanted him to do; if we wanted our capital or with profit; so we said only capital. The NASS ordered the police to make more arrests and bring dem on the nxt hearing.

Finally he asked us to suggest tym for next hearing and one of Mike’s spies said next year ( wen selections are next year) so we rejected it. So NASS chose next week Tuesday 20th November as the next hearing. I want to appreciate Mr Ihama and his very learned legal team who spoke out to the committee quoting all the laws relevant.

 

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Finally, according to report,categorically refunds are in view.

 

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Judge Orders White House To Return CNN Journalist’s Press Pass

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According to the ruling, Acosta will have his access to the White House restored for at least a short period of time.

 

Timothy J. Kelly , a Federal judge, has ruled in favour of CNN ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass.

A lawsuit claiming that CNN and Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights are being violated by the suspension of Acosta’s press pass had been filed on November 13, 2018 in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Although Judge Kelly did not give a verdict on the underlying case during his ruling on Friday, he granted CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order.

According to CNN, this result means that Acosta will have his access to the White House restored for at least a short period of time. While explaining his decision, the judge said he believes that CNN and Acosta are likely to prevail in the case overall.

Kelly made his ruling on the basis of CNN and Acosta’s Fifth Amendment claims, noting the White House did not provide Acosta with the due process required to legally revoke his press pass.

He left open the possibility, however, that the White House could seek to revoke it again if it provided that due process, emphasising the “very limited” nature of his ruling, while noting that he was not making a judgment on the First Amendment claims that CNN and Acosta have made.

A statement read: “We are gratified with this result and we look forward to a full resolution in the coming days. Our sincere thanks to all who have supported not just CNN, but a free, strong and independent American press.”

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EXCLUSIVE: How Shehu Sani’s Senatorial Ticket Was ‘Sold For $2m’ To Oshiomhole Through Farouk Adamu

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According to the source, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, singlehandedly gave the money to Farouk Adamu. He said Adamu collected the cash in Abuja on behalf of Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Details have emerged of how the Kaduna Central Senatorial District ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sold for $2million to Uba Sani, Political Adviser to Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State.

A source privy to the deal spoke exclusively to SaharaReporters in Abuja on Friday.

According to the source, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, singlehandedly gave the money to Farouk Adamu. He said Adamu collected the cash in Abuja on behalf of Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He revealed that the sum of N50million was offered to the Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, by Uba Sani, which he turned down. The source also noted that Nabena had issued several press statements that Shehu Sani remained the only candidate cleared for the zone, and Nabena had insisted he would only do what the National Working Committee (NWC) asked him to do, as he had no power to upturn their decision.

Hadiza, however, threatened to do everything possible to stop Shehu Sani from getting the automatic ticket, whether the NWC liked it or not.

SaharaReporters gathered that after the failure of a series of attempts by the proxies to get Nabena’s cooperation, Hadiza decided to channel it through Farouk, who collected the cash.

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The source also narrated how the Governor El-Rufai slept in the National Chairman’s office, and threatened to pitch tent with Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), if Shehu Sani’s name was submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the APC candidate for Kaduna Central Senatorial District.

Farouk, who headed a presidential committee on the APC primaries, collected the money without the knowledge of other members. Members of the committee include Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

“He ignored the report of the committee and took charge of making phone calls to senators to inform them who made the list and who did not. Why is it that those who got the tickets have not come out to defend Oshiomhole against the myriad of allegations of bribery levelled against him?” the source queried.

Investigations revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Sani Mustapha, the senator representing Niger South Senatorial District, to return to the party.

Mustapha had announced his resignation from the party on October 22, 2018, stating that his decision to leave the party was due to the injustice done to him by the substitution of his name with that of Bima Mohammed, who was not cleared by the panel.

According to information obtained by SaharaReporters, the president has asked him to go to court to challenge the injustice, and promised that he would get his (president’s) support.

“As I am talking to you now, Senator Sani Mustapha has returned to APC and gone to court to challenge the manipulation of the results of the primaries,” the source revealed.

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The backlash that followed the bribery allegations levelled against Oshiomhole compelled his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, to issue a statement on Thursday, in which Oshiomhole threatened to take legal action against further allegations.

However, Nabena has asked Ebegbulem to stop the media propaganda and face the reality on ground, as it had affected the party negatively.

He stated this while reacting to a statement on the Whatsapp group platform of APC Press Corps.

“Simon, please stop all this media propaganda and face the reality on ground; the damages affecting the party,” he wrote.

Some members of the National Working Committee are said to be pleased with the fact that the amount allegedly paid by the candidates to Oshiomhole is in public domain. A member, who preferred not to be named, said many of the committee members were oblivious of those deals, as they were sidelined from the beginning of the entire process.

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