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Today's Headlines: Corruption Resides In Aso Rock - Ortom, Doguwa Exonerated Of Murder Charges

Corruption resides in Aso Rock - Ortom

The out-going Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has alleged that ” corruption resides in the (Presidential) Villa”.

Ortom who made the allegation while featuring on Arise Television interview, accused the Nigeria seat of power of orchastrating his defeat at the senatorial poll.

The Governor who, however, said that he had forgiven and let go, claimed that they wanted him out by all means “because they thought I was on their way.”

"The celebration of my defeat which was orchastrated by the (Presidential) Villa showed they wanted me out at all cost. Monies were spent to stop me."

Doguwa exonerated of murder charges

Report coming from the police and the Kano State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution, DPP, has cleared the House of Representatives Majority Leader Alhassan Ado Doguwa of murder charges.

The reports said there is no substantive evidence found from the police case files to charge him with culpable homicide.

Kano State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Musa A. Lawan, indicated on Thursday while briefing journalists on the findings and legal recommendations of the government on the criminal charges filed against the lawmaker that available evidence contained in the police case diary indicated no sufficient evidence to link Doguwa with the said offences despite contradictory comments of witnesses against the suspect.

“Based on the foregoing facts and observations, we are of the opinion that we cannot substantiate charges of criminal conspiracy, mischief by fire and culpable homicide against the Doguwa."

Ogun Assembly Workers Begin Strike Over Salary, Shut Down House

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) in Ogun State House of Assembly on Thursday locked the Assembly gate as part of its three-day warning strike, to press on its demand for the implementation of Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS) from the state government.

The association said the demand would only place the Assembly workers on the same pedestal with their counterparts in the state judiciary who have been on the Consolidated Judicial Salary Structure (CONJESS) for about a decade.

The national body had given Governor Dapo Abiodun May 31 ultimatum to meet the demands or risk industrial crisis in the state.

The local chapter on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike over the failure of the state government to consider their demands.

And on Thursday, the aggrieved workers blocked the entrance of the Assembly complex to show their grievance against the unyielding government.

Tinubu to Buhari: whether in Daura or Niger Republic expect knocks on your doors

President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu said he understands the magnitude of the task ahead as he prepares to take on the mantle of leadership from Monday.

The Nation reports President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima were on Thursday conferred with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic(GCFR) and Grand Commander of Order of the Niger(GCON) respectively.

Speaking after receiving the honour in Abuja, Tinubu told President Muhammdu Buhari to “expect knocks” on his door.

He said: “I understand the honour given to me today and the magnitude of the task ahead; whether you go to Daura or Niger Republic, expect knocks on your doors."

Tinubu, who praised Buhari for honouring late MKO Abiola, is expected to be sworn in as 16th Nigerian President on May 29.

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