I Don’t Know My ADC Uses His Position To Defraud Unsuspecting Officials– Aisha Buhari

WIFE of the President, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has distanced herself from the arrest and detention of her Aide De Camp, ADC, Sani Baban-Inna, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, over allegation of N2.5 billion fraud, saying that she has no hand in her ADC’s travails.

 

But the President’s wife has also said that she was dismayed by the revelation from initial investigations by security operatives that have shown that CSP Baban-Inna who has been her ADC since 2016 and has been associated with her could use the opportunity to defraud unsuspecting associates and officials.

Mrs. Buhari in a statement by her Director of Information, Suleiman Haruna in Abuja Tuesday said that the arrest and detention of the ADC by the police was within the jurisdiction of the force. The statement read, “The attention of wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has been drawn to some media publications and releases purporting illegal detention of her Aide De Camp (ADC) over allegations of fraud.

“The story as it pertains to her ADC, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Sani Baban-Inna has it that he has been detained on the orders of Her Excellency for dropping her name and defrauding unsuspecting officials and associates.

“She wishes to use this opportunity to refute such allegation and to state that she has no hand in his arrest and detention.

“CSP Sani Baban-Inna has been her ADC since 2016 and has been associated with her ever since. To the utter dismay of Her Excellency, he has used the opportunity to defraud unsuspecting associates and officials as initial investigations have shown.” Justifying that the police acted within its powers, she said, “The Nigeria Police Force, his employers arrested him to investigate the allegations leveled against him, this, being within their jurisdiction.

“She therefore wishes to use this opportunity to inform the general public that she has never sent any of her staff to collect any favours on her behalf or on behalf of her children and will never do so. She is therefore imploring anyone that has been defrauded by Mr. Baban-Inna to get across to him to retrieve whatever he took from them.

Mrs. Buhari wishes to reiterate that she will not condone fraudulent behavior by any of her staff.

“She uses this opportunity to call on all those in positions of authority to rise above intimidation by their aides and deal with such attitudes as extortion by name-dropping, especially within the Presidency.

As she always emphasizes, this government was voted into office based on the trust and confidence of the people.”

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Kassim Shettima, Governor Of Borno State,Dissolved State Executive Council .

Kassim Shettima, Governor of Borno State, has dissolved the state executive council.

News of the dissolution was announced via a statement by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to the State Government, on Tuesday.

It is not clear why exactly the council was dissolved, but the commissioners have been requested to hand over affairs of their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, September 28, 2018.

The statement read: “His Excellency, the Executive of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima has in accordance with the powers conferred on him by sect,192 sub-section 2 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, has hereby dissolved the state executive council.

“Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa who announced this in a statement said all Honourable Commissioners are required to hand over affairs of their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, the 28th of September, 2018.

“The SSG conveyed the profound appreciation of Governor Kashim Shettima to the outgoing Commissioners for their services and contributions to the unprecedented developmental progresses recorded by the administration. He said the Governor wishes all the former Commissioners the very best in their future endeavors. He also conveyed government’s appreciation to all those who supported the Commissioners in the discharge of their duties.”

The SSG said a new state executive council would be constituted in due course.

PDP Presidential Aspirant Atiku Visit Iyiola Omisore Ahead Osun Election Rerun

Atiku Abubakar, presidential aspirant and former Vice President, is the latest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) bigwig to visit Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (PDP), in furtherance of the opposition’s party charm offensive towards convincing their formal ally to work for them.

Until May, Omisore was in the PDP, but he left after it was clear the party’s power brokers had settled to hand the governorship ticket to Ademola Adeleke, brother of the late Isiaka Adele, who had himself defected to the PDP after the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to hand him the ticket for the senatorial bye-election to replace his brother, who had died in April 2017.

Since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Saturday’s election inconclusive and fixed a rerun for Thursday, PDP leaders — notably Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, and Abiodun Olujimi, the Senator representing Ekiti South at the National Assembly — have been visiting Omisore in Osun State in a bid to convince him to pass on his supporters to PDP, a scenario that would likely bring Omisore’s former party, and Adeleke his political adversary, to power.

Details of the meeting are not yet public, but a source who was privy to it told SaharaReporters: “Atiku had first of all spoken to him on the phone yesterday, but the former Vice President travelled to Osogbo this afternoon to physically meeting with him.

“I won’t tell you specifically what went down at the meeting but I can generally tell you that it was all about convincing Omisore to work for the APC ahead of the rerun. Some offers have been made but we’d see how it goes.”

Abdusalam Peace Committee Shifts Attention To Chairmen Of 91 Political Parties, Immediately After INEC

Ahead of the Osun State rerun election slated for Thursday, September 27, 2018, Abdusalam Abubakar, former Head of State and members of the Peace Committee, have met with Professor Mahmood Abubakar, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The meeting, held behind closed doors at Enugu Hall in Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Tuesday, will be followed by another with the chairmen of all 91 resgistered political parties.

Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the Peace Committee, Abdulsalam Abubakar, said the committee decided to interact with the stakeholders following the happenings after the announcement that declared the elections inconclusive.

On Sunday, Professor Joseph Fuwape, the INEC Returning Officer, had declared the election inconclusive on the premise that since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes but the number of cancelled votes was 3,498, no winner

However, Abdusalam said the essence of the meeting is to ensure that all stakeholders play by the rules for peace to reign in the country.

He said: “We are all aware that we are approaching the 2019 election and already you are very much aware how the polity is being heated  as a result of which we have decided to step in to ensure that there is peace in the country and that the politicians play by the rules of the game, and also for security agencies and INEC to play their roles accordingly.

“This morning, we have interacted with the INEC chairman and his staff and also the security agencies here who have got one role or the other to perform in this election.

“All in all, we have had a briefing and later this afternoon, we are going to meet the political parties and the chairmen of the 91 registered political parties in furtherance of ensuring that there is peace. We are going to listen to them, hear their complaints and also appeal to them to make sure that politics is played without bitterness.

“As you  are very much aware if there is no peace in any country, there would be no country at all. So, the essence of this meeting is to ensure that we are all on the same wavelength.”

Also at the meeting were Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah; Former Vice-President Ebitu Ukiwe and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Archbishop Nicholas Okoh.

The election was declared inconclusive when the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke scored 254,698 votes to beat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 254,345 votes.

The rerun election will hold in seven polling units in Orolu, Ife South, Ife North and Osogbo Local Government Areas.

Iyiola Omisore Denied To Work With PDP In Osun Election Rerun.

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Saturday’s Osun State governorship election, has denied multiple claims by loyalists of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he has agreed to work for the party ahead of Thursday’s rerun.

Omisore is no longer in the race, and in fact already conceded the election, having placed a distant third with a margin that cannot be closed were he to win all the votes in the polling units where results were cancelled.

However, with the strength of his support despite defecting to SDP from the PDP just four months before the election, both the PDP and the All Progressives Congress (APC0 recognise that his support could all but determine where the pendulum swings on

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, was the first to say on Monday that Omisore had expressed willingness to work with Adeleke ahead of Thursday’s rerun.

Senate President Bukola Saraki subsequently said Omisore had agreed to work with the PDP because their goals were the same. “Over the next 24 hours, we will work out the details,” he had even

However, despite going on Twitter to himself thank Saraki “for the visit”, Omisore has told SaharaReporters that the meetings do not in any way make it final that he was now working for the PDP.

“We met and we discussed. SDP is a party, so also is the PDP.

“APC too had reached out to us in SDP. Our concern is good governance of this state. We are here to ensure that whichever party takes over the government adopts SDP’s programmes and policies as stated in our manifesto.”

Omisore’s words were reiterated by his media team, a member telling SaharaReporters: “To situate it well, Senator Iyiola Omisore has not agreed to work with PDP; he discussed with its leadership just as APC also reached out to him for discussion.”

In Saturday’s election, Adeleke polled 254,699 votes, while APC’s Isiaka Oyetola recorded 254,345 votes.

Omisore placed third with 128,049 votes.

Since the difference between the two leading parties was just 353 votes but the number of cancelled votes was 3,498, INEC declared that no winner had emerged, and ordered a rerun in the polling units where the results were cancelled.

Culled from SaharaReporters

Breaking News:Kevi Systrom&Mike Krieger, Instagram Co-founders Resigned

Co-founders of Instagram, Kevi Systrom and Mike Krieger, have resigned from the photo and video sharing social networking service, six years after the sale of the company to Facebook.

This was revealed in a post on their respective Instagram handles, where they said they were leaving in other to re-explore their curiosity and creativity.

The statement read: “@mikeyk and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people on the team to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’ve loved learning to scale a company and nurture an enormous global community. And we couldn’t have done it without our amazing Instagram team, and the support of @zuck, @sherylsandberg, @schrep, and @chriscox at Facebook – we’ve learned so much from all of you. Now, we’re ready for our next chapter.

‘We’re planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again. Building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us and match that with what the world needs; that’s what we plan to do.

“We remain excited for the future of Instagram and Facebook in the coming years as we transition from leaders to just two users in a billion. Thank you for being part of Instagram’s community. It’s been (and will continue to be) an honor.”

Breaking News :Abdusalam Peace Committee In Closed-Door Meeting WIth INEC Chairman Over Osun Election Rerun

Former Head of State, Abdulsalam Abubakar and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, are currently meeting with Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ahead of the rerun election in Osun State scheduled for Thursday.

The meeting is holding behind closed doors at Enugu Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.

Details of the meeting are still sketchy as at the time of this report.

On Sunday, INEC had declared the election inconclusive.

In recent years, Abdulsalam has earned a reputation for stepping in when results of elections tend to portend negative consequences for peace and stability in the country. In 2015, the Peace Committee he headed prevailed on former President Goodluck Jonathan to concede defeat in the presidential election before the official announcement of the result by INEC.

 

Stay tuned for more details….